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Feng
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Hello! I'm currently lvl 67, a fully F2p player and I had saved up about 1.7k Crystals ( I save about 50-100 daily , depending on my arena ranking. And this is saved after using 2 daily energy and 1 daily cantina refill. )

My dilemma is, whether should I continue saving up to 2.5k and buy the mega pack or should I just use it for more refills?

My current team consist of the following, all maxed out in terms of gear at level 67 except those required 50 purple gear.

7* : Sidious, Lumi, IG86 , JC , Daka (soon to be 7* , 25 shards more. )

6* : IG 88 (80 more to 7* )

4* : Kylo Ren ( 15 to 5* ) , Bariss ( Clean) , Poggle ( 15 to 5* but fresh level 2 gears.)

Any help?

My current goal follows,

Cantina Battle : continue farming Kylo

Cantina shipment : Don't know if I should go for QGJ or Poe? :( (I do have a 3* Poe though)

Arena shipment : After IG 88, I'm thinking of either HK 47 Or Han. But again I'm not sure if I should get Han or Poe. :(

GW : max out Poggle first than go for Phasma.

If u have any advice or input, kindly leave it here thank you! :)

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  • Abyss
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    Farming, always farming.

    Chromium is generally a dead end unless you wanna spend some $ to keep pulling till you can 7* the really really good stuff
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    My advice, do NOTHING until the next release drops.. But what do I know? :/
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    Not sure how you are already level 67 without spending crystals on energy refreshes and without spending money. I'm level 66 and I spend all my crystals on energy refreshes and I've spent money. I've played everyday since release, haven't missed a single day.
  • Feng
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    Abyss wrote: »
    Farming, always farming.

    Chromium is generally a dead end unless you wanna spend some $ to keep pulling till you can 7* the really really good stuff

    Hmm so you're advising to go for another cantina refill (200 crystal) and another 2 energy refill (100 crystal each) ?

    Honestly I won't spend money , not even on subscription. Especially after knowing that glitches and cheaters are not completely dealt with yet.
  • Feng
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    BentWookie wrote: »
    My advice, do NOTHING until the next release drops.. But what do I know? :/

    Hmm I see, that's like trying my luck on a mega pack to get that new character ( like Yoda ) right?

    But my concern is if that character is only attainable via chromium, that sucks big time :(
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    Refills, unless there's something else that's worth burning them into. But so far: refills. They're expensive and every time more expensive, so go easy on them. Pay up to the 200 mark, that's my advise. I never paid the 400 ones.

    Packs are really a gamble, not worth at all, unless you spend hundreds or thousands in this game.
    548-145-651 | Playing since Dec 28th (:
  • Feng
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    Not sure how you are already level 67 without spending crystals on energy refreshes and without spending money. I'm level 66 and I spend all my crystals on energy refreshes and I've spent money. I've played everyday since release, haven't missed a single day.

    I did spend on energy refreshes! But I only did it when I'm like about level 40 plus?

    I started the game on 6 Dec! Remembered it clearly!

    Hmmm yeah why is it that you started earlier than me but you're lower lvl?

    Did you constantly spend ur energy? I played every single day too!
  • Feng
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    OmarFPG wrote: »
    Refills, unless there's something else that's worth burning them into. But so far: refills. They're expensive and every time more expensive, so go easy on them. Pay up to the 200 mark, that's my advise. I never paid the 400 ones.

    Packs are really a gamble, not worth at all, unless you spend hundreds or thousands in this game.

    I see I see , how I wish cantina refills are as less pricey as the energy refills, cantina refills are painful :(
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    You really don't want to know the insane amounts of junk that are usually in a chromium pack. Crystals are better spent on energy or cantina.
  • Ardychun
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    edited February 2016
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    Chromium packs are a mistake always. I wish they would just get rid of them and make all characters farmable.

    I do 300 crystals in cantina 0-100 arena and 450 on campaign per day. Arena isn't advisable if you can't beat top 5 almost always. I usually end in no. 1 on arena. Basically everyone in top 20 are using ftp characters on my server.

    Go for poetry if your not using poetry in top 20 you quickly drop to > 50. Qui gon just isn't as good as poe.

    Kylo phasma Daka sidious and poe. Beat basically all teams in arena. Not so good in galactic war. There is a Droid army in top 5 usually but he's such an easy win those droids are slow and ig88 and 86 are dead before poggle even gets to put the buff on.
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    Feng wrote: »
    Not sure how you are already level 67 without spending crystals on energy refreshes and without spending money. I'm level 66 and I spend all my crystals on energy refreshes and I've spent money. I've played everyday since release, haven't missed a single day.

    I did spend on energy refreshes! But I only did it when I'm like about level 40 plus?

    I started the game on 6 Dec! Remembered it clearly!

    Hmmm yeah why is it that you started earlier than me but you're lower lvl?

    Did you constantly spend ur energy? I played every single day too!

    Yeah I spent every crystal on energy refreshes and I've bought crystals for energy refreshes too. According to Facebook I started playing on 11-24-15.
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    Feng wrote: »
    BentWookie wrote: »
    My advice, do NOTHING until the next release drops.. But what do I know? :/

    Hmm I see, that's like trying my luck on a mega pack to get that new character ( like Yoda ) right?

    But my concern is if that character is only attainable via chromium, that sucks big time :(

    I agree with the Wookie. Saving your crystals for the next update may not mean buying chromium. Maybe Yoda or Luke will be in the Cantina so you'll want to get three refreshes a day instead of one to get shards quickly. If the update drops and there's nothing new for you to spend crystals on, it's not like you'll lose them. There's absolutely no reason not to wait until the update.
  • Feng
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    TommySitt wrote: »
    I recommend to never buy a chromium pack. The only time it's a good idea is if you intend to drop $1k or more on packs. The yield is random, and you may be stuck with 4-5* heroes and no way to get anymore shards without buying many more packs. I've read several stories on these boards of players that spent between $100 and $800 on packs, and did really well in mid-game, but now are saddled with toons that are stuck forever at 3-5*. You will get way, way more mileage out of energy resets. I would recommend cantina x 1, and regular energy 4X/day (50/50/100/100), or at least one cantina and 50/50 energy religiously. The irony is that you will absolutely slay the P2W player that has spent hundreds on the game but is burdened with many intermediate level toons, whereas you can have a core group of 7* fully geared/skilled heroes and mop the floor with them. I've spent under $80 and I finish in the arena top 20 the majority of the time, and occasionally skirt in and out of the top 10 (but get bumped quickly).

    Refreshes, and concentrating on getting your existing toons to 7* with max gear is the name of the game. If your toons' levels are below your current team lvl, it's time to hit the keycard battles. It stinks that you don't earn points towards the next team lvl, but having your toons at max lvl will more than make up for it.

    If you have a 3* Poe, I would say that you will do better with having an eventual 7* Poe rather than having Poe and QGJ both at 4* for the same amount of farming. You're always better off maxing out a good toon instead of farming another one, and having two under-powered heroes. Finish the job, and go after more when you have the resources. It's a must for F2P.

    My $0.02

    Oh my, are you working as a salesman for living? If you do, EA/CG definitely needs to hire you to boost their sales! :D

    Yeah it's kinda saddening to see people spending money but yet get stalk halfway here and there , even though I don't spend any money, I still feel bad for them since they are the ones who powered the game by making purchases.

    Assuming I spend 400 more crystals everyday for 1 more cantina refill and 2 more energy refills, my saving of 1.7k crystals will be gone in 4 days :D haha but i guess it will be worth it?

    Also, thank you for your Poe advise, I'll go ahead and farm him after Daka, however , if the nerf hammer comes down hard on him, I'll be a sad boy and will change my mind :(
  • Feng
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    Feng wrote: »
    Not sure how you are already level 67 without spending crystals on energy refreshes and without spending money. I'm level 66 and I spend all my crystals on energy refreshes and I've spent money. I've played everyday since release, haven't missed a single day.

    I did spend on energy refreshes! But I only did it when I'm like about level 40 plus?

    I started the game on 6 Dec! Remembered it clearly!

    Hmmm yeah why is it that you started earlier than me but you're lower lvl?

    Did you constantly spend ur energy? I played every single day too!

    Yeah I spent every crystal on energy refreshes and I've bought crystals for energy refreshes too. According to Facebook I started playing on 11-24-15.

    Did you do daily challenges? Because honestly I don't see any reason why are u lower level than me!
  • Feng
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    Feng wrote: »
    BentWookie wrote: »
    My advice, do NOTHING until the next release drops.. But what do I know? :/

    Hmm I see, that's like trying my luck on a mega pack to get that new character ( like Yoda ) right?

    But my concern is if that character is only attainable via chromium, that sucks big time :(

    I agree with the Wookie. Saving your crystals for the next update may not mean buying chromium. Maybe Yoda or Luke will be in the Cantina so you'll want to get three refreshes a day instead of one to get shards quickly. If the update drops and there's nothing new for you to spend crystals on, it's not like you'll lose them. There's absolutely no reason not to wait until the update.

    I see I see.. Actually come to think of it again, my 1.7k crystals aren't a big deal at all, it's just a small amount compared to the P2p players out there!

    I really appreciate you guys advices and time despite knowing this humble amount of 1.7k is nothing :)
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    Feng wrote: »
    Feng wrote: »
    Not sure how you are already level 67 without spending crystals on energy refreshes and without spending money. I'm level 66 and I spend all my crystals on energy refreshes and I've spent money. I've played everyday since release, haven't missed a single day.

    I did spend on energy refreshes! But I only did it when I'm like about level 40 plus?

    I started the game on 6 Dec! Remembered it clearly!

    Hmmm yeah why is it that you started earlier than me but you're lower lvl?

    Did you constantly spend ur energy? I played every single day too!

    Yeah I spent every crystal on energy refreshes and I've bought crystals for energy refreshes too. According to Facebook I started playing on 11-24-15.

    Did you do daily challenges? Because honestly I don't see any reason why are u lower level than me!

    I have completed the daily everyday. There was maybe 2 or 3 days where I used my energy to farm credits from keycard battles.
  • Feng
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    TommySitt wrote: »
    As an example, I did what you did, and saved up for one Chromium 8-pack. I got Cad Bane (Jan. free toon, I was highly irritated), a 2* FOTP, Lando shards, Rey shards, Ahsoka shards, Poe/Mace/Poggle shards IIRC. The only benefit I got for 2,500 crystals is a FOTP that's still only 18/25 for 3* because I just unlocked his second node yesterday.

    Now imagine that you had similar luck, the sense of dread you would feel, and then realizing how much progress you would have made with 2,500 crystals worth of energy refills. All of that patience with saving your crystals, just to blow it on junk, just like a night in a casino. Getting the chromium card is basically gambling. At least with energy resets you have some sort of idea what you're getting when you give up some crystals.

    To be frank, I was '5tupid' enough to buy a 4 pack chromium when I just started, I was totally excited , but only to get a 3*General Veer and lame shards :(

    And throughout the game, my hand got itchy , I opened 2 individual packs, and received Jedi Knight and Eoth Koth ( pardon for my spelling, I have no idea how to spell him )

    Yeah so I'll possibly just go for refills now!
  • Feng
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    Feng wrote: »
    Feng wrote: »
    Not sure how you are already level 67 without spending crystals on energy refreshes and without spending money. I'm level 66 and I spend all my crystals on energy refreshes and I've spent money. I've played everyday since release, haven't missed a single day.

    I did spend on energy refreshes! But I only did it when I'm like about level 40 plus?

    I started the game on 6 Dec! Remembered it clearly!

    Hmmm yeah why is it that you started earlier than me but you're lower lvl?

    Did you constantly spend ur energy? I played every single day too!

    Yeah I spent every crystal on energy refreshes and I've bought crystals for energy refreshes too. According to Facebook I started playing on 11-24-15.

    Did you do daily challenges? Because honestly I don't see any reason why are u lower level than me!

    I have completed the daily everyday. There was maybe 2 or 3 days where I used my energy to farm credits from keycard battles.

    I see ... Maybe that's the reason why you're lacking in exp!

    Up till today, I haven't attempted any keycard battles yet!
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    You are blinded by the lure of the shiny chromium pack that you can't afford previously. take a step away and ask yourself what do you want from the packs and if it is possible?
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    No telling when next update actually is nor what the updates will contain being that of added heroes or nerfs. For now only "must have" is Poe. Just get him to 6* w/ 8* gear & surround him w/ who you have so you can stay in top 20 arena.
    I have 7*!Kylo who is versitile & like him but just unlocked the 7 level in cantina & now Dooku because of his speed is next priority.
  • Feng
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    TommySitt wrote: »
    Feng wrote: »
    TommySitt wrote: »
    I recommend to never buy a chromium pack. The only time it's a good idea is if you intend to drop $1k or more on packs. The yield is random, and you may be stuck with 4-5* heroes and no way to get anymore shards without buying many more packs. I've read several stories on these boards of players that spent between $100 and $800 on packs, and did really well in mid-game, but now are saddled with toons that are stuck forever at 3-5*. You will get way, way more mileage out of energy resets. I would recommend cantina x 1, and regular energy 4X/day (50/50/100/100), or at least one cantina and 50/50 energy religiously. The irony is that you will absolutely slay the P2W player that has spent hundreds on the game but is burdened with many intermediate level toons, whereas you can have a core group of 7* fully geared/skilled heroes and mop the floor with them. I've spent under $80 and I finish in the arena top 20 the majority of the time, and occasionally skirt in and out of the top 10 (but get bumped quickly).

    Refreshes, and concentrating on getting your existing toons to 7* with max gear is the name of the game. If your toons' levels are below your current team lvl, it's time to hit the keycard battles. It stinks that you don't earn points towards the next team lvl, but having your toons at max lvl will more than make up for it.

    If you have a 3* Poe, I would say that you will do better with having an eventual 7* Poe rather than having Poe and QGJ both at 4* for the same amount of farming. You're always better off maxing out a good toon instead of farming another one, and having two under-powered heroes. Finish the job, and go after more when you have the resources. It's a must for F2P.

    My $0.02

    Oh my, are you working as a salesman for living? If you do, EA/CG definitely needs to hire you to boost their sales! :D

    Yeah it's kinda saddening to see people spending money but yet get stalk halfway here and there , even though I don't spend any money, I still feel bad for them since they are the ones who powered the game by making purchases.

    Assuming I spend 400 more crystals everyday for 1 more cantina refill and 2 more energy refills, my saving of 1.7k crystals will be gone in 4 days :D haha but i guess it will be worth it?

    Also, thank you for your Poe advise, I'll go ahead and farm him after Daka, however , if the nerf hammer comes down hard on him, I'll be a sad boy and will change my mind :(

    Don't forget, you'll earn crystals for doing your dailies, and also for finishing well in the arena. If you can crack the top 200 you'll get 100 crystals, or 75 for the top 200. At the very least, do the cantina refill x 1 religiously. I did that, farming Kylo as soon as he popped into Cantina, and now I have him 5* + 23 shards. A $20 chromium pack x 8 just gives "the best chance at unlocking Kylo Ren." He would've unlocked at 4* I guess, so you would've had to keep farming him. I've farmed the you-know-what out of Luke, JC, Chewie (wish I hadn't), and now Kylo. All while doing one refill daily. You get the double bonus of farming the cantina shop 1x/day, and getting 10 shards/day on the average, more if you lvl up that day. You also get items, training droids, and the very occasional III training mat from the Kylo node. It is very much worth the 200 shard refill every day.

    At the very least, do the cantina refill, then figure out how much you can refill regular energy every day without losing ground. Then, spend 100 more, and that should stretch your crystal stash out the best.

    I just spent 400 crystals on another 1 cantina and 2 energy refill B)

    Just them all B)
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    If you don't intend to spend, DON'T buy the megapack. One megapack will not help you in any meaningful way.

    Spending those crystals on refreshes will, though. If you do intend to spend (meaning, buy more megapacks) then sure, go ahead. In order to "get your money's worth" from them, you're probably going to need at least 5 - 10 megapacks. If you're not willing to go that route, don't even bother, it will just be a waste of crystals. You might end up getting a high end character or two if you're lucky, but they will be low star level and will end up being worthless to you.
  • Preemo_Magin
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    edited February 2016
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    I'd not do Chrome. Your best outcome is one 4* you don't need and a fee shards here and there. Whereas the Crystals can buy you 12 Cantina refreshes (at 200) for 15-10 refreshes each for 4 shards each run and 1.5 shards from Cantina shipments. These 12 refreshes get you to level up, give droids, occasionally Mats III ability, and 5.5 shard 12 times which is about 65 shards of your exact choice.

    Why would you want the equivalent of 40-60 random shards (when lucky) vs all that Cantina has to offer?
  • Nonemo
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    I didn't read anything in this thread. I just wanted to post that I pardon you for your insecurities. We all have them.

    Except for maybe Batman.
  • Feng
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    Nonemo wrote: »
    I didn't read anything in this thread. I just wanted to post that I pardon you for your insecurities. We all have them.

    Except for maybe Batman.

    Haha thank you! B)
  • Feng
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    If you don't intend to spend, DON'T buy the megapack. One megapack will not help you in any meaningful way.

    Spending those crystals on refreshes will, though. If you do intend to spend (meaning, buy more megapacks) then sure, go ahead. In order to "get your money's worth" from them, you're probably going to need at least 5 - 10 megapacks. If you're not willing to go that route, don't even bother, it will just be a waste of crystals. You might end up getting a high end character or two if you're lucky, but they will be low star level and will end up being worthless to you.
    I'd not do Chrome. Your best outcome is one 4* you don't need and a fee shards here and there. Whereas the Crystals can buy you 12 Cantina refreshes (at 200) for 15-10 refreshes each for 4 shards each run and 1.5 shards from Cantina shipments. These 12 refreshes get you to level up, give droids, occasionally Mats III ability, and 5.5 shard 12 times which is about 65 shards of your exact choice.

    Why would you want the equivalent of 40-60 random shards (when lucky) vs all that Cantina has to offer?

    Agree, haha thank you so much for your time! Yup I'll spend all of them on refills now! Just spent 400 already! B)
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