Since I started posting in this forum I noticed there are different type of players that want different things from the game.
Some just want to win, to them a meta is the greatest thing as long as they have it, so they love the current situation (the ones that do have the meta toons). The so called meta chasers.
Some just want to beat the meta, so they will always use the counters of said meta. They will always love the game indifferent of the situation since they will always have a target to conquer.
Some would like to use different teams and different tactics against different opponents, even though this is hard to do in the current situation. The ones doing most of complaining to the dismay or puzzlement of the ones above.
Finally others, probably the most happy, that don't care about the arena and ranking, who just use the toons they like, either because they liked the SW characters or they like a faction.
Some posters is easy to see to which category they fall, but to the others, where do you feel you belong? Is there any other type that I you feel you belong?
I also enjoy theory crafting raid teams and playing with different comps.
this is why im part of the Zaul meta, i used to be part of the Poe and rey speed meta muhaha, and i hated the Wiggs meta. rebel scum...
im doing clones now. mostly for the HAAT, but why no one use it for arena? they awesome
(Theorycraft, but hard to do when F2P)
Spike: Doesn't care how he wins as long as he wins most of the time
Johnny: Doesn't care how often he wins as long as he does it with his own unique strategy.
Timmy: Doesn't care how often he wins as long as he absolutely demolishes the opponent sometimes.
There's another one for players who are more interested in flavor than anything else, but I can't remember it or find it. There's also combos of these players.
I bring it up because this game is quite similar in its aptitudes.
In MTG vernacular I am a Johnny/Timmy/Spike. My first priority is to win with my own combos, then I want to win big, then I care about how many I win.
Don't care much about arena ranking never had, but top 50 is a good place to test my sometimes weird ideas, which again wasn't a goal but something that just happened, Barriss lead in top 50 In the middle of the Poe vs. Poe raffle
And when have I found the game boring or extremely annoying (Streak upon Streak of bad RNG) the Slugs have always made the game interesting, hurray for guilds
My collection if anyone cares: https://swgoh.gg/u/ztyle/collection/
I like to win, try to do well with characters that I like (which may or may not be part of "the meta"), and have climbed pretty far in rank from where I started. But I don't care enough about rank to precisely copy top arena squads or switch my main focus to good guys.
There are toons I farm because I like them and may never use them (Greedo), but I also farm meta toons for arena resources so I can keep building.
I'm also trying to get a decent scoundrel team done for the credit heist because I'm always needing credits.
So I like to win no matter what but don't go crazy about it I could have zmaul geared or zkylo but I don't like them so I kept my zader, but ready to chase meta if I like the toons, if not I'll counter but always have to be competitive.
With only 65 shards left to unlock GK as my last character, it's time for me to focus on my arena, where I usually rank between 40-60, but could improve in the next month with some focus and discipline.
I don't take the game too seriously, except for my responsibilities as a Guild Leader, where I just want to help the other 49 guys reach their goals if I can.