Legendary alike events where you can get 7* characters are the most important ones that can change the game drastically. There are only two basic requirements
: certain characters and gear & other resources.
If you are FTP, it would be nearly impossible and very costly (to your crystal stash) to panic farm the required (particularly for newly released) characters, which is why I plan for every event to get them 7* the second round. For PTP, they can spend hundreds if not thousands to panic farm and on the gear.
However, you can save enough gear for the next big event because you know you will need them which is why I have been saving for enough gear, Omegas & Zetas, credits...for two g12 squads. The reason for this is that there has been a new trend like Darth Malak which requires two squads at high gear level.
Another thing worth mentioning is that try not to attempt the event by wasting gear on required characters when the events first come live, best to wait for a few days and let others to work out which squad (characters) work best, what’s the minimum gear level, then you can decide your minimum investment for maximum returns
One last thing is when you get the new possibly meta defining characters, try not to waste gear on them immediately to the highest gear level you can reach. Best practices are to wait for others to test their effectiveness against the current meta, assess their date of expiry, and look out for possible nerf.
I find best practices are to skip gearing one or two characters acquired in such events. From my observation, some previous meta characters had a very short expire date
and disappeared from arena in one or two months time and I successfully avoided wasting gear on them. They are still very good, just not worth to gear comparing to other characters like CLS.
Get ready or feel pity!
All above only applies to FTP, thanks all PTPs’ continuing support for this game!