I cleared GW yesterday even though I faced teams of max levels from node 5 onwards. I only lost poogle in the 11th node. However, to those who says that it is less cheesy, isn't it more obvious that we are relying more on RnG now?
RnG can either be your God or your bane in this new GW, not strategy. In the 7th node I faced purple geared Phasma, old Ben and Vader together, and I replayed it several times until RnG was in my favor using roughly the same team combination. Definitely not more difficult, but more TIME CONSUMING and BORING.
Doesn't it make more sense in the past to retreat? It happens in arcade games where we sub in characters to fight, in wrestling matches with the Tap in and out system, even in real wars retreat n regroup is a strategy too. It has more strategy in the past rather than to rely on RnG to be on your favor, especially when you do not have a deep bench and have to play with different characters in a single match. I agree, debuff n buff should stick even you retreat. But definitely not restore everything like nothing happened!
Yesterday I Retreated several times when my toon died, and I find it is just big CHEESE cause it is force close made much easier. It is like LEGITIMATE GAMBLING now. Isn't it no more different than rerolling a dice several times to get the combination you want? We know that even with the best team combination, if RnG is terrible like getting Dooku stunning 2 of your characters in 1st round followed by Daka stunning 2 more after Sid moves, it's more or less a done deal.
I feel that this game is even much more time consuming now with diminishing fun factor. To those who decide to adore the new legitimate gambling system, may the odds ever be in your favour.