I'm a F2P player, I did play a few years back but sacked it off and have recently started again - I'm completely F2P - and all guides say that to be successful I need to be aiming for top #50 in my shard. However I'm currently floating around 650-750 at payout time.
How feasible is it for me to push up? I'm not exactly sure how shards work, as people say you get put in one with other players that "started around the same time as you".
Currently I'm level 58 - working on a Phoenix team for Squad arena, however the #1-50's in my shard are all like level 70+
#1 has a level 82 team comprised of:
7* Bastila (fallen)
So my question is - should I be happy with around #650 for now, and only try and push up when i hit 85 and have maxed all my phoenix? or is it viable for me to push up sooner? I do think I need to work on mods as it's something i tend to neglect but I hit around #650 and then instantly run into teams that just destroy me, preventing my ability to climb. Any advice would be appreciated.https://swgoh.gg/p/728666485/
Keep working on them as they can Unlock both Thrawn & Palpatine for your Empire team.
With Vader, Tarkin, & TIE Pilot you have a solid Empire team that will out perform Phoenix in Arena eventually & also get you R2D2.
The guy at the top is probably a whale that bought those toons with $$$.
You should be able to push up with Phoenix to 500+ & maybe 200+, but you won't be able to maintain it with them for long.
Too many other teams are better DPS for the 5 minute arena matches.
Your about to open up Fleet so I would stop working Ezra/Hera for a short while & open up Kylo-U & his TIE Silencer quickly to take advantage of having an early edge in ship arena.
Phoenix will be replaced by Empire &/or Jedi (Bastila) by L80 or earlier.
When I hit 85, I had 4 teams all up & working for me in GalWar. Phoenix, Empire, Jedi, Scoundrels.
A Squad Shard (Leader Board) has a max of 20K people.
When one hits 20K another opens.
As you ding Level 28? 30? Whenever arena opened up. You are assigned to the current shard that is filling.
The 20K used to fill up faster but now I hear its taking 10 days or so, so depending on what # you where on the first day you opened Arena you can guess how long the shard has been open & how much of a lead the earliest entrants have on you.
A week of farm time can really add up quick in the lower levels.
I don't really see the point in re-starting as I've been fully committed to farming Phoenix at my best f2p ability since i started this new account.
I should have 5/6* thrawn in the next few days so I am starting to put together an empire team for when Palpatine comes back again, I've also started farming Old Republic for Revans when they come back/when I'm in a position to get them.
You’re in great shape then... darth recant is better imo if you have to choose, but both are needed for malak, Good luck