So, I'm level 75 now and I'm running a rebel squad. Wiggs, Lando, StHan and Palps - rebels 7*, Palps just 5.
Around the time I could get my hands on Wedge (70ish) I could make my way into top 50 in arena. Those rewards seemed to be barely enough to keep going competitively. Since I rushed Wedge, my mods suffered, I simply didn't have energy for both. Now that I started farming (I can only do health mods but that's okay for now) I realize how big an endeavor this is going to be.
My point is, my competition in top50 is decked out in all speed mods (not the set but arrows and secondaries) and some are several levels ahead of me (one guy is actually lvl80 lol). With the drop rates of mods and the resulting odds in getting the very specific ones I need, it's fair to say that catching up in this regard is not something that can be achieved quickly.
Furthermore I encounter more and more rebels (almost all of the competition is some variant of a wiggs team) who reached gear level 9. I'm at 5/200 mkV furnace salvage for my rebels... Yes, my guild can't run t7 yet.
So basically, my point is: Is there any hope of ever getting competitive again? Remember, as f2p arena is THE source of income. Without it I'm screwed.
Should I just retire or do you guys see any hope whatsoever? Paying money is absolutely not an option.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and/or thoughts.