BAM LSB worth it if I can't afford the zetas?

The BAM LSB looks pretty appealing to me because I never got around to gearing any of his requirements past G9 I used for the unlock event. I know the best ones are Greef and Mando. Considering I won't be able to afford zetas for them for at least 6 months (priorities for me would be Cere Malicos UFU team, Jabba, and then potentially SEE + Bane), is it still worth having them at R5?

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  • Buying it is all subjective, but I’m in exactly the same boat as you and am 100% going to get them, eventually you’ll want them at relics and when that time comes you’ll be relieved that you do.
  • I think it depends whether you ever spend crystals/money on gear. If you do, this is better value than you'll get in any shop or pack in terms of the gear and relic mats needed to R5 several toons. If you never buy gear and you know you're going to be bottlenecked on zetas for years then pass, sit back, and enjoy the grind. The game is all about resource management and the value of these packs is very much about how you personally manage your resources.
  • I don't really care because I already have Bando, but this looks much worse than the original LS bundles..
  • The BAM pack shows me that they are testing the waters with this current price point. Gone are the days of 10 dollars for 10 relics. Now you get half of the amount of characters for doubled the price. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good value.
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  • I don't care because I already have Bando, but this looks much worse than the original LS bundles.

    EA and CG have to methodically determine what light-speed bundles are coming out. They cannot do the JML light-speed bundle because it overlaps so much with GL Jabba and GL Endor Leia Organa. EA and CG do not want to directly (emphasis) give out journey characters that require 2M GP because it would lead to many players having strong teams like Sith Malak, GAS, JK Luke with GL JML, Exceutor, and Profundity. Instead, they want to give lightspeed bundles that have little to no impact on other GLs (except Rey and SLKR). My prediction is when the next GL comes out there will be another light-speed bundle for the next old GL. Even though it does seem not appealing it helps many new players have a shot at the upcoming Bo Katan character. I still like the lightspeed regardless of the content because it saves so many resources to get to Lv 85, relic 5, and Lv 7 abilities. There is something to appreciate for new players to have a chance to keep up with the trend but not on par with players who played for a long time.
  • Rius
    353 posts Member
    I am not interested in unlocking BAM as I too already have him for executor, but it is great for a catch up for others and I scraped through with gear 8 characters that I have long wanted to further invest but have prioritised other projects. Whilst not requirements for a GL, these are individually better characters than the original. This pack will improve some decent squads in my roster immediately. Whilst I have yet to unlock Rey or SLKR from the previous packs due to working on other projects.
  • Already got BAM, but will be getting the pack to upgrade all of the characters to R5. I have most of the zetas already on. Sweet deal.
  • I say no, swgoh is not in great shape, u need a lot of time to do chores, game doesnt have a pc client and a proper login, crashes on emulators, bugs is a new feature, fleet arena needs change that u dont need to be loged in to get ur payout and so on
    if u spend on the game, yes, its not a great pack like to Rey and SLKR lightspeed, but its better than any gear or toon pack by miles
  • Would love to do LSB for Crystals...
  • It's still insane value compared to other packs. I have BAM and all but Cara at relic levels so probably won't buy this especially this side of Christmas, which doesn't make too much sense given the target audience for these packs.

    £20 is a great price and if it was a nightsister pack or phoenix I'd bite their hand off. (Un)fortunately, depending on who's perspective, they have set the bar and expectation with the £10 packs for GLs so anything less is naturally going to feel worse value.
  • Also, I have heard that there's a Cantina Energy "Zeta Chase" coming up. You should be able to score a few extra zetas there, if that's your major concern.
  • Will we still be able to purchase the bundle if we already have BAM unlocked? When the Starkiller bundle was available, it never came up for me, which i assumed was because i already had Starkiller unlocked. Like others here, i have BAM, but scraped by with low gear reqs and would love to have R5 Mando, Greef, and Cara (Kuill and IG11 wouldnt be bad either)
  • Will we still be able to purchase the bundle if we already have BAM unlocked? When the Starkiller bundle was available, it never came up for me, which i assumed was because i already had Starkiller unlocked. Like others here, i have BAM, but scraped by with low gear reqs and would love to have R5 Mando, Greef, and Cara (Kuill and IG11 wouldnt be bad either)

    I think the reason the starkiller pack wasn't available to people with starkiller is because it would give you nothing of value (since the pack gave you all the characters that you already had at or below the relic levels you already had them at). I was able to buy the Raddus pack last time even though I already had raddus and all the pilots at 7*. I bought it because it brought several characters to R5 for me that I really wanted to have at R5. I'm expecting the same to be true of this pack. I have BAM and Mando at R5 already, but the other characters are all G12 or below.
    F2P since the last time I bought Kyros, Crystals, or the Conquest Pass.
  • It's still an insane value. If you have all of these characters at G9, you're getting 5 characters brought to R5 which translates into:
    • 800 Carbonite Circuit Boards
    • 800 Bronze Wire
    • 450 Chromium Transistors
    • 100 Aurodium Heatsinks
    • 375 White Signal Data
    • 325 Green Signal Data
    • 75 Blue Signal Data
    • 500 Kyro (not including kyro between G9 and G12 - which more than doubles this number)

    All that for $20 - which is roughly equal to 2800 crystals.

    100 kyros would normally cost 2800 crystals. So JUST looking at the kyro you save on G13 finishers, that's worth 14,000 crystals - nearly a vault ($100).

    Add in the signal data and the relic materials and this is just a stupidly good deal, relative to typical prices.

    Cara is good in several teams, not the least of which is MM. Mando and Greef are clutch for the LV counter most noteably but LOTS of other counters as well. IG11 and Kuill will both be luxury relics for me - I've always wanted them at relic but could never justify prioritizing them - they'll go great on a dash team or droid team.

    You'll get use out of all these characters with or without zetas. Zetas should not be the deciding factor here. It's a lot quicker to put a zeta on someone than it is to gear 5 characters from G9 to R5. Zeta later - jump on the deal if you have the money and inclination.

    Was hoping someone would parse this out so I could see it and share w/ my guild. I don't encourage them to spend money, but these LSB are a good value, and I think this right here highlights it. Add to that the time it takes to accumulate all that crap, my time is way more valuable than $20 right now. Easy win, even with r8 BAM already, I don't have the others at G13 even.

    Yes, this is like unlocking a Conquest character even if you can't afford to gear him right now. Seize the value, capitalize on it when you can. It's ok if they sit, you'll hate yourself later if you pass it up.
  • It's still an insane value. If you have all of these characters at G9, you're getting 5 characters brought to R5 which translates into:
    • 800 Carbonite Circuit Boards
    • 800 Bronze Wire
    • 450 Chromium Transistors
    • 100 Aurodium Heatsinks
    • 375 White Signal Data
    • 325 Green Signal Data
    • 75 Blue Signal Data
    • 500 Kyro (not including kyro between G9 and G12 - which more than doubles this number)

    All that for $20 - which is roughly equal to 2800 crystals.

    100 kyros would normally cost 2800 crystals. So JUST looking at the kyro you save on G13 finishers, that's worth 14,000 crystals - nearly a vault ($100).

    Add in the signal data and the relic materials and this is just a stupidly good deal, relative to typical prices.

    Cara is good in several teams, not the least of which is MM. Mando and Greef are clutch for the LV counter most noteably but LOTS of other counters as well. IG11 and Kuill will both be luxury relics for me - I've always wanted them at relic but could never justify prioritizing them - they'll go great on a dash team or droid team.

    You'll get use out of all these characters with or without zetas. Zetas should not be the deciding factor here. It's a lot quicker to put a zeta on someone than it is to gear 5 characters from G9 to R5. Zeta later - jump on the deal if you have the money and inclination.

    Was hoping someone would parse this out so I could see it and share w/ my guild. I don't encourage them to spend money, but these LSB are a good value, and I think this right here highlights it. Add to that the time it takes to accumulate all that crap, my time is way more valuable than $20 right now. Easy win, even with r8 BAM already, I don't have the others at G13 even.

    Yes, this is like unlocking a Conquest character even if you can't afford to gear him right now. Seize the value, capitalize on it when you can. It's ok if they sit, you'll hate yourself later if you pass it up.

    Yeah, I was a little curious about the cost breakdown myself so figured I'd put it out there. Glad it helps, even if it just saved some people a little time!
    F2P since the last time I bought Kyros, Crystals, or the Conquest Pass.
  • If you're ok with spending some money on the game, LSB should be what you buy. Even if you only get one relic 5, that's probably better than anything else you could spend that money on in the game.

    I have BAM already, and all the prerequisites at GL12. The temptation is there, but I think I'll resist since they aren't unlocking anything new. If it were sold at $10 I'd probably bite.
  • Haugs
    171 posts Member
    edited December 2023
    It’s a fine pack relative to the value of other packs in the game. It’s not as good as the previous LS bundles, but that’s likely the point. Introduce a new category - “Lightspeed” - and make the first few packs ridiculously good value.

    Let the playerbase get all hyped up about the name “lightspeed” and continue to release packs at either similar or lesser value.

    While it is good value, right now, I don’t think CG deserves my money. I’m so tired of things being broken on release that I have little faith in the developers’ ability to deliver a game I believe is worth purchasing from. When it doesn’t feel like I can throw a dart on a wall to expose a QoL issue or a mechanical problem, I’ll start buying stuff.

    My opinion aside, in terms of relative value within the game, yeah, it’s great value (if you valuate via crystal currency).
  • So they are putting 4 to 8 toons in these packs at a price point between $10 and $30 so far. Let’s take the midpoints of those and say 6 for $20. There are about 260 toons in swgoh and let’s say 1/2 are bundle-able where the others are too new or valuable to go into a bundle. That gives you about $400 for 1/2 the toons in this game to R5.

    I think that it’s helpful to look at the big picture. Is that worth $400 to you, maybe or maybe not. Basically if you are ever going to spend money on the game it should be for LS bundles. If you should buy all of them is up to you.
  • Has this actually shown up for anyone? It was supposed to be available today, but I can’t see it within my game…
  • No, it's supposed to be available tomorrow, December 13
  • Zumwan wrote: »
    No, it's supposed to be available tomorrow, December 13

    Oh really? I was certain they said the 12th…. :D
  • Gooner wrote: »
    Zumwan wrote: »
    No, it's supposed to be available tomorrow, December 13

    Oh really? I was certain they said the 12th…. :D

    I thought that too! But looking at the post, it definitely says the 13th and there's no edit flag - so I'm glad it wasn't just me reading things that weren't there :D
    F2P since the last time I bought Kyros, Crystals, or the Conquest Pass.
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