Hello everyone, I've started a project along with @TheChild_eats_eggs1, @MasterSeedy, and @Arva to develop and updated new player farming / direction guide and will be putting it to use on my newly created f2p account. This thread will be for laying out the plans and how they may change over time, as well as tracking the progress weekly. It can also be used to answer any questions you may have.
To take a f2p account from level 1 to 85 and beyond in the most efficient way possible, while putting together teams that will be useful long into the game, and in multiple areas. The idea is to try to do well in both Squad & Fleet Arenas, as well as Galactic Challenges, Assault Battles, Guild Events and GAC.
Phoenix Squadron / Imperial Troopers / Geos > Padme > JKR > DR > Malak > SEE
This is roughly in order for how I plan to farm and level the characters for the respective teams. Some things will shift around as I see it play out, and I will update it as needed.
Energy Farming Schedule
Here you will find which nodes I plan to farm for certain characters, with the level listed for when you can first start to farm them. There are a lot of nodes and I can't farm them all at once, so will be picking between 4-5 at a time. Some of them are single-shard drops still (Piett, Gideon, Vulture Droid) and will take quite a bit of time, but are key components for my teams.
I've tried to color code a bit: Yellow = Currently Farming, Green = Completed to 7*, Red = Decided to not do it right now, and White = Not Yet Started / On Hold
Store Purchase Plan
In this table I have laid out my priorities of what I will purchase from the stores as they become available. The key one here is the GW store, which I plan to get Zeb to 7* first for PS, and then will save all the other currency until I unlock Fleets at level 60. From there I will pour all this currency into the 3 Geo ships. THIS IS THE KEY PART OF THE PLAN, MUST DO WELL IN FLEET ARENA AS THIS WILL BE THE CRYSTAL INCOME EARLY IN THE GAME.
For the GET1 and GET2 currency, I will not be spending it until the point I have enough for a full unlock of what I want, but these is to show what I am targeting.
Crystal Usage Strategy
In the beginning I will be using crystals to refresh Cantina energy, which costs 100 crystals for 120 extra energy.
I will do at least 1 refresh per day on Cantina, and likely 2 in the early going when I can afford it in order to speed up the Ezra & Hera cantina farms
I have enough normal energy for free daily to do my 5-6 hard node farms
Bonus energy from leveling up 1-2x per day will be used to get needed gear
As I get to higher levels, this will shift to less Cantina refreshes and more normal energy refreshes, as the cost per node will go from 12 to 20 (normal). Normal energy refreshes are also 50 crystals vs 100 for cantina, so I can do 2 for the price of 1.
Other Useful Information
- I will want to get into a good guild that is doing 3x Heroic Raids and DS Geo TB (probably LS Hoth TB). The way I am building my teams is critical for this as Geos will be the key for me to get into said guild, as they are needed for the Wat mission. Then I will also have 3 total DS teams to use for Geo TB
- FLEET IS CRITICAL - Farm early and focus here (Geos Fleet as I will already be gearing said pilots)
- Pretty much all of the characters I will be farming and leveling will be used going forward. Yes, PS will lose usefulness after I get Thrawn & Palp 7* but they can still be a GAC defensive team.
Needed to unlock Thrawn and Palpatine (5 PS members at 7* around level 82 & g8)
Useful early game for their synergy as a team and during Galactic War
Backwall defense team in GAC afterwards
3 of the 5 are pilots for your first fleet (and endgame fleet)
Used to unlock Padme at 7*
Needed for guild DS Geo TB for the special mission to get Wat Tambor shards
^^ ticket into a better guild for this very reason
Excellent GAC defensive team
Used in two different Assault Battles to achieve Challenge Tier rewards
Excellent offensive team to use in GAC, Squad Arena, TW
Used in DS Geo TB
Jedi Knight Revan (JKR) Jedi team
Excellent team to climb Squad Arena ranks early
Needed to unlock Malak (DR & Malak is a top 3 team excluding the Galactic Legends, and can counter some GLs)
Jedi team needed for one Assault Battles Challenge Tier
Empire (Palp / Vader)
Naturally comes together through PS unlocks and achievements to get Vader
Vader one of the most powerful characters in game once he has a zeta on Merciless Massacre
Great for DS Geo TB and offense for GAC / TW
Can be used on one Assault Battles Challenge Tier 1
Paired with Malak is a top 3 team excluding GLs
Very strong on defense for GAC / TW
Padme & GR team
Powerful team early game especially in Squad Arena
Needs General Kenobi (shards from hAAT raid in guilds) to really function
Can be used on either offense or defense for GAC / TW