cont. from https://forums.galaxy-of-heroes.starwars.ea.com/discussion/227068/f2p-gl-progress/p1
For the first batch I got rey pretty early. Then decided to chase JKLS and finished the demands about 20 days ago, been hoarding since. I also did g11in all new good toons like mon and chewpio.
The new batch announcement hit while I was on holiday and it certainly surprised me because of the timing. I'm mostly positive towards it though. I will be doing this round reverse of the first round. I'll keep hoarding till eternity until I satisfy all needs on swgoh.gg. I'll prolly be doing the plug&play toons in both batches though (without expecting to chase that gl, simply cuz the toon is good).
I'll farm shards for all new toons. AND will make my decision after the gls are out and well tested. I doubt I can be ready if I start putting on stuff right now anyway. At this time this seems like the optimal choice for most f2p. The crazy tweakery that happened after the Rey/Kylo release left a sour taste for me.