Here's my situation, I'm a returning player, I have been playing for over a week now, completed dark side TB with my new guild. I quit when the Malak Shard debacle happened and CG took back the Malak shards that allowed me to get him to 7 stars, right after GAS came into the game. I was so frustrated I lost my 7 star Malak and at the same time I had to farm so many units for GAS.
Imagine my pain now knowing how many more requirements galactic legends have... Everything is relic 3 this and relic 3 that, meanwhile getting a single character to gear 13 takes an impossible amount of time and resources.
I have been back for a week and a half and I haven't yet managed to get any gear 13s, for context I have multiple gear 12s with 3/6 and 5/6 pieces from before I quit, the idea that I have to get this many characters to relic 3 is terrifying...
First of all even if I do eventually unlock GAS and any of the GLs (probably SLKR) I'd still have no gear left for them, which will add even more months into the grind... Furthermore, the carbanti/stun gun/stun cuff bottleneck seems to still persist, and even if you manage to get past that, you'll be stuck with the g12 pieces for quite some time.
The sith raid once every 3 days is just not enough gear and with the drops being so bad, unless you're consistently top 3 you're basically screwed. Waiting 3 days to get maybe if you're incredibly lucky one gear 12 piece when you need 6 of them for a single character is just desperation incarnate.
I guess the ONLY positive change is the shard changes and the fact that you get 2 instead of 1 now, although with how many characters and ships I missed over that break it makes no difference, ally energy goes to shard farming forever and I have no energy left for gear farming.
My biggest pet peeve tho has to be challenges and fleet challenges of which only one is useful, the rest are useless, like who needs an entire day with a training droid challenge that is basically worthless? Half the week you get nothing useful from these challenges.
And to add insult to injury, my Grand Arena opponents have 5-8 times as many gear 13s as I do, making virtually impossible to win a single round. I faced a guy with 65 gear 13s when I only have 9. If someone could please explain how I can even approach a matchup like that I'd appreciate it.
I get it, I quit the game and I missed out on a lot stuff and that's fine, but in my opinion when someone returns to your game/service etc, you're supposed to make them feel good enough to want to stay, instead the game makes me feel like I made the right decision to quit the first time and perhaps it's better not to come back. If it's gonna take me a year to get 1 GL when the game has 6 of them with a 7th on the way, how am I supposed to have any hope for the future? With this pace I'll be getting all 7 GLs by my 80th birthday or something. If everything is gonna require relic 3 minimum with multiple characters then it shouldn't be so hard to get to relic 3 in my opinion.