So ... for the past week or so, I have been farming empires like crazy to get a chance to get 7* R2.
I have read countless threads on which teams to use, minimum gear levels and so on.
Today I finally got the last shards I needed to ugrade my RG to 7*.
I geared up, switched mods around and so on.
One thing I didn't factor into the equation was, that almost the entire team I would be fighting in the event, had just been reworked - Raid Han, Leia, Farmboy and Old Ben.
Result: No 7* R2 for me! Not even close.
First: The rebel scum managed to hit me around 10 attacks before any of my toons would move. They then proceeded to hit me 4-5 times between my first and second toon. And so on, and so on, until my entire team had been killed off.
I tried a lot of mod-switching, and accumulated 45 tries before finally giving up. It's just not possible.
So all my efforts were wasted ... yeah I know ... now I don't need to farm empire shards before my next try. Just gear. Apart from the fact that the empire toons I farmed, are not necessarily viable to do the event anymore, and therefore I may need to farm 1 or 2 new empire toons before next time.
Hopefully I'll be able to farm enough Phoenix to get Thrawn before then.
EP (L), G9
All had their skills maxed minus leader abilities and zetas. I know gear levels should be higher, but alot of players reported to have succeeded with a similar team.
Disclaimer: The is by no means whine. Just sharing an experience. I don't mind having to wait another cycle, but I just wish I would have thought about the consequences of the rework affecting the event.