While the new Mods Features have the potential to be a lot of fun, their deployment has been a source of great frustration where the Galatic War is concerned. After spending months Leveling up to 80, Maxing out my characters, their abilities and accumulating equipment I have been able to field teams that are fairly competitive. I do alright in both the Squad arena and am able to complete the Galatic War, albeit with some effort, regularly.
After the Mod update I had to face a team in the final node that had somehow managed to already max all of their character mods. While I adore challenges, this team tore me up like I fielded a team of 1 star characters. This person must have paid hundreds of dollars to get this done, something I wouldn't do even if I could afford. The inequity in this pairing was so great that I had to hang it up after tossing my 3rd group of characters at them. Something needs to be done to correct this inequity in at least the Galactic War.
I realize EA is a business and these mods are going to make them a lot of money. Up until the mods those of us with little to no money could play and compete with some of the players willing to throw loads money into the game. While I do believe the mod inequity will eventually even out, it isn't fair to grant such and overwhelming advantage overnight to high paying players.
Hopefully EA will either adjust the algorithm that assigns teams to defend the Galactic War nodes or do something to limit the mod availability so the poorer or no-pay players maintain a chance to compete.