How many ally points?

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I have 576k Ally Points saved & will be using just one (A) team for the most part. My B & C teams aren't that great, so I'll probably start with one of them, but switch them out because they can't win any more battles before capping on AP refresh costs.

I was wondering how many AP others have saved to use in the tournament today? Do you have multiple teams with gear/synergy that makes them viable to use until capping on AP refresh costs or are you mostly using one team?

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  • I've got about 700k, with 5-6 arena worthy teams. Lets avoid each other if we can :)
    ΔCŁBØSØX | Discord: aclbosox#8982
  • Do you farm them from GW?
  • I have 576k Ally Points saved & will be using just one (A) team for the most part. My B & C teams aren't that great, so I'll probably start with one of them, but switch them out because they can't win any more battles before capping on AP refresh costs.

    I was wondering how many AP others have saved to use in the tournament today? Do you have multiple teams with gear/synergy that makes them viable to use until capping on AP refresh costs or are you mostly using one team?

    I have 550k with a bunch of weak teams that can get me to around 200 usually and then like 2.5 teams that can win when I get to the top of the ranks
  • its too hard to say how many is enough ally points cause it depends on what shard you land in your tourney. The first time the Advanced tie tourney came around i only used 130k and ended up 81 rank but the cassian tourney i used 250k and only got to 150 rank its all random. I even had a better team the second time around. Its like you have to start out strong then maintain it for the most of the 24hrs the tourney is going for. And then have enough ally points to keep your rank or go up in it. IM still not a fan of this system.
  • Radonis wrote: »
    its too hard to say how many is enough ally points cause it depends on what shard you land in your tourney. The first time the Advanced tie tourney came around i only used 130k and ended up 81 rank but the cassian tourney i used 250k and only got to 150 rank its all random. I even had a better team the second time around. Its like you have to start out strong then maintain it for the most of the 24hrs the tourney is going for. And then have enough ally points to keep your rank or go up in it. IM still not a fan of this system.

    I agree. The Cassian tourney some servers took 4k points to win and others took 8k points. It shouldn't depend that much on what server you end up in
  • Olddumper wrote: »
    Do you farm them from GW?

    Yes, every day since the last tie advanced tourny. I ended up at 46 and was so **** I couldn't activate. So I vowed I would NOT be denied this time around. I'm going for gold but will be happy as long as I finish top 10.
    ΔCŁBØSØX | Discord: aclbosox#8982
  • AnonymousMeh
    357 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    hnewton wrote: »
    Radonis wrote: »
    its too hard to say how many is enough ally points cause it depends on what shard you land in your tourney. The first time the Advanced tie tourney came around i only used 130k and ended up 81 rank but the cassian tourney i used 250k and only got to 150 rank its all random. I even had a better team the second time around. Its like you have to start out strong then maintain it for the most of the 24hrs the tourney is going for. And then have enough ally points to keep your rank or go up in it. IM still not a fan of this system.

    I agree. The Cassian tourney some servers took 4k points to win and others took 8k points. It shouldn't depend that much on what server you end up in

    Everyone has the right to their opinion, but could you please have that discussion in another thread? Threads are often closed when people use them to vent their frustrations & I would like it if this one could stay up for the day.

    It sounds like there is some stiff competition out there, I should haved saved more AP :smile: Yes, I have been using my GW currency to buy AP for a while to prepare for this one @Olddumper

    Edit: Nothing said previously was that far off topic but I just wanted to put out my ask before it happened.
  • I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox
  • I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox

    I joined about 2 hours ago but just started battling about 20-30 mins ago. I wanted to be at the absolute bottom when I started battling so I could maximize the amount of weak teams I could battle.

    2510 and in 138th right now but haven't even gotten to my top two squads yet.
    ΔCŁBØSØX | Discord: aclbosox#8982
  • I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox

    I just finished using my B squad. I used about 50k AP again & reached 3257 points. I am in 67th place, with 1st at 5399 & 5th at 4517.

    My empire team was:
    Palp 7* G10 lvl85 P8230
    Vader 5* G9 lvl85 P7384
    Sidious 7* G8 lvl85 P7122
    RG 6* G8 lvl84 P6951
    ST 4* G8 lvl80 P5826

    I'm about to switch my mods to my rebel team & burn my remaining 475k AP. My rebel team has a combined power of 39.5k iirc, so I'm not sure how much good all those AP do me if I start getting matched exclusively against 45k+ power teams. Well, back to it!
  • Just broke 5k, hanging in the top 3 - still got 500k+ AP left

    Might hit the hay soon and do another run tomorrow
    ΔCŁBØSØX | Discord: aclbosox#8982
  • I got only 200k so I'm hoping for some insane luck on a really new shard
  • AnonymousMeh
    357 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox

    I just finished using my B squad. I used about 50k AP again & reached 3257 points. I am in 67th place, with 1st at 5399 & 5th at 4517.

    My empire team was:
    Palp 7* G10 lvl85 P8230
    Vader 5* G9 lvl85 P7384
    Sidious 7* G8 lvl85 P7122
    RG 6* G8 lvl84 P6951
    ST 4* G8 lvl80 P5826

    I'm about to switch my mods to my rebel team & burn my remaining 475k AP. My rebel team has a combined power of 39.5k iirc, so I'm not sure how much good all those AP do me if I start getting matched exclusively against 45k+ power teams. Well, back to it!

    I used an additional 180k AP & reached 4265 points. I am in 23rd place, with 1st at 6421 & 5th at 5126.

    My current team is:
    Lando 7* G10 lvl85 P8277
    Biggs 7* G10 lvl85 P8965
    Wedge 7* G9 lvl85 P7655
    St Han 7* G9 lvl 85 P7856
    Boba 7* G8 lvl 85 P6738

    I still have 295k AP, but it is getting diificult to find battles I can win. I got lucky on some mods with high speed secondaries, so Han is sitting on 209 speed +15 from Lando's lead. That has allowed me to win battles against some more powerful teams, but its getting to the point where the only teams I see have me beat on that front as well.

    I may end up having to settle with the ship at 4*. That wouldn't be so bad though. I'm already at 44/80 towards slave 1 anyways, so I can just continue to farm it as my 5th ds ship towards tarkins challenges.
  • no matter how many ap you have, you ll never win, cheaters will.
  • Geshtianna
    194 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    Level 71 in a 70-79 bracket, 50k ally points, only seven characters at level 70, others below, 3,318 points, ended 36th but dropped a few (I can't remember the final placing, but top 50).

    Team: Wedge 6* (lead); Palpatine 5* (alternate lead); Biggs 7*; Lando 7*; Boba 7*. All L70 G8. Vader 5* L64 G8; TFP 6* L68 G7; then it goes downhill from there (see my swgoh.gg profile of the same name for full roster).

    Nothing special, but choose your battles well and a good score is possible. Not that it matters, because what can you do with 25 blueprints anyway?
  • Why bother....
    The tournament I am in the #1 spot is someone with defence squad Dooku(l), vader, yoda, lumi, windu. All have crappy mods, he has low arena ranking, almost done no raids and over 8700 tournament points at the moment. That there is no way he could win from any other of the top 5. How is this possible?
  • Winstar
    2429 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox

    I just finished using my B squad. I used about 50k AP again & reached 3257 points. I am in 67th place, with 1st at 5399 & 5th at 4517.

    My empire team was:
    Palp 7* G10 lvl85 P8230
    Vader 5* G9 lvl85 P7384
    Sidious 7* G8 lvl85 P7122
    RG 6* G8 lvl84 P6951
    ST 4* G8 lvl80 P5826

    I'm about to switch my mods to my rebel team & burn my remaining 475k AP. My rebel team has a combined power of 39.5k iirc, so I'm not sure how much good all those AP do me if I start getting matched exclusively against 45k+ power teams. Well, back to it!

    I used an additional 180k AP & reached 4265 points. I am in 23rd place, with 1st at 6421 & 5th at 5126.

    My current team is:
    Lando 7* G10 lvl85 P8277
    Biggs 7* G10 lvl85 P8965
    Wedge 7* G9 lvl85 P7655
    St Han 7* G9 lvl 85 P7856
    Boba 7* G8 lvl 85 P6738

    I still have 295k AP, but it is getting diificult to find battles I can win. I got lucky on some mods with high speed secondaries, so Han is sitting on 209 speed +15 from Lando's lead. That has allowed me to win battles against some more powerful teams, but its getting to the point where the only teams I see have me beat on that front as well.

    I may end up having to settle with the ship at 4*. That wouldn't be so bad though. I'm already at 44/80 towards slave 1 anyways, so I can just continue to farm it as my 5th ds ship towards tarkins challenges.

    When does your bracket end? You might not finish in the top 25 to even get 4* if it's hours away. It's always down to the wire.
  • I have 405k ally points & I would never waste gw tokens to buy them. Those r all for ships.
  • I have 405k ally points & I would never waste gw tokens to buy them. Those r all for ships.
    Getting Vader's ship to 5* also goes to ships though and helps my ship progress a lot
  • 60k is enough for me to get top 100 if I want to. Anybody who's been playing for as long as I have (F2P) and has 3 great teams should be able to get top 100 in every tournament if they wish. Another option is to save and go all in with at least 600k, hoping for rank 1 or 2. That option is really only if you want to waste 7+ hours of your life for a 7* character. Not worth it IMO. The final option is don't spend any AP at all because cheats ruin it entirely.
  • Nikoms565
    10966 posts Member
    60k is enough for me to get top 100 if I want to. Anybody who's been playing for as long as I have (F2P) and has 3 great teams should be able to get top 100 in every tournament if they wish. Another option is to save and go all in with at least 600k, hoping for rank 1 or 2. That option is really only if you want to waste 7+ hours of your life for a 7* character. Not worth it IMO. The final option is don't spend any AP at all because cheats ruin it entirely.
    600k AP would barely get you in the top 10 in the shard I'm on in the current tournament. That's also part of the problem.

    Did you get placed on a shard with whales? Or several active players?

    Did you get placed on a shard with cheaters?

    Does the tournament take place (or end) on a day or time when you have work or other commitments?

    If the answer to any of the above is "yes", too bad. Oh, and there is no other way to obtain the ship/character in the tournament....which is doubly too bad, because it's probably OP. :D

    What a mess.
    In game name: Lucas Gregory - - - -"Whale blah grump poooop." - Ouchie

    In game guild: TNR Uprising
    I beat the REAL T7 Yoda (not the nerfed one) and did so before mods were there to help
    *This space left intentionally blank*
  • I'm on an extremely weak shard with top only having 3k. Of course I'll take this, but that is completely unfair to everyone else
  • Dooku_for_days
    2907 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    Nikoms565 wrote: »
    60k is enough for me to get top 100 if I want to. Anybody who's been playing for as long as I have (F2P) and has 3 great teams should be able to get top 100 in every tournament if they wish. Another option is to save and go all in with at least 600k, hoping for rank 1 or 2. That option is really only if you want to waste 7+ hours of your life for a 7* character. Not worth it IMO. The final option is don't spend any AP at all because cheats ruin it entirely.
    600k AP would barely get you in the top 10 in the shard I'm on in the current tournament. That's also part of the problem.

    Did you get placed on a shard with whales? Or several active players?

    Did you get placed on a shard with cheaters?

    Does the tournament take place (or end) on a day or time when you have work or other commitments?

    If the answer to any of the above is "yes", too bad. Oh, and there is no other way to obtain the ship/character in the tournament....which is doubly too bad, because it's probably OP. :D

    What a mess.
    You're probably on a bad shard. I always enter the tournament at about the same time each time (which I find gives an easy shard). Rank 1 is normally 6.5-7k. Top 25 is around 5.2k. There are always a fair number of whales, some from TI.
    Yes, there are always some cheaters on my shard. One has a F2P roster, worse than my own, but has 7* Jyn, 6* chirrut, 7* shore and 7* chirrut. I've reported all of these guys I think are cheating.
    Yes, actually the timing of the tournament is terrible unless it's on a weekend where I don't have plans or a bank holiday etc. I only spend AP on tournaments that fall on these days (which so far, is very few).
    After landing top 100 this time, I'm now 5 shards off vader's ship at 5*. I got a 4* shore trooper too, but no other tournament characters.
    I do agree, it is a mess and I would love to never see another tournament again. Obviously that's not going to happen.
  • I'm on an extremely weak shard with top only having 3k. Of course I'll take this, but that is completely unfair to everyone else
    You can get 3k points spending 15k. I doubt it will stay like that.
  • AnonymousMeh
    357 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    Winstar wrote: »
    I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox

    I just finished using my B squad. I used about 50k AP again & reached 3257 points. I am in 67th place, with 1st at 5399 & 5th at 4517.

    My empire team was:
    Palp 7* G10 lvl85 P8230
    Vader 5* G9 lvl85 P7384
    Sidious 7* G8 lvl85 P7122
    RG 6* G8 lvl84 P6951
    ST 4* G8 lvl80 P5826

    I'm about to switch my mods to my rebel team & burn my remaining 475k AP. My rebel team has a combined power of 39.5k iirc, so I'm not sure how much good all those AP do me if I start getting matched exclusively against 45k+ power teams. Well, back to it!

    I used an additional 180k AP & reached 4265 points. I am in 23rd place, with 1st at 6421 & 5th at 5126.

    My current team is:
    Lando 7* G10 lvl85 P8277
    Biggs 7* G10 lvl85 P8965
    Wedge 7* G9 lvl85 P7655
    St Han 7* G9 lvl 85 P7856
    Boba 7* G8 lvl 85 P6738

    I still have 295k AP, but it is getting diificult to find battles I can win. I got lucky on some mods with high speed secondaries, so Han is sitting on 209 speed +15 from Lando's lead. That has allowed me to win battles against some more powerful teams, but its getting to the point where the only teams I see have me beat on that front as well.

    I may end up having to settle with the ship at 4*. That wouldn't be so bad though. I'm already at 44/80 towards slave 1 anyways, so I can just continue to farm it as my 5th ds ship towards tarkins challenges.

    When does your bracket end? You might not finish in the top 25 to even get 4* if it's hours away. It's always down to the wire.

    It ends in 4 hours. I played some more after my last post, but am down to 31st with 4786 points after not playing overnight. 1st is now at 8385 & 5th at 6663. 5th has about 2k more points than me, which is about 50 battles without losing any characters. With my teams that is an unrealistic goal, even if i had the 250k AP required (which I don't since I drained my AP reserve to 189k).

    I have 20 of vader's ship shards from last time this tournament was around, so as long as I finish under rank 100 I'll be able to get the unlock. This has been fun having enough AP that I felt that I could compete in the tournament, but at 80+ it seems that you need an A team more solid than mine to truly have a shot at places 5 & up. This has been a good learning experience though, now I can go back to buying ship shards wth GW tokens.

    Edit: Fixed some spelling mistakes.
  • Winstar wrote: »
    I just got done using my C squad. It cost me about 50k AP for 2149 points. I am in 203rd place, with 1st at 3786 & 5th at 3476.

    I used:
    Phasma 7* G8 lvl85 P7093
    Qui Gon 7* G8 lvl85 P7139
    Luminara 7* G8 lvl85 P7160
    Mace 7* G8 lvl78 P7106
    Chewie 7* g9 lvl84 P8819

    I'm about to transfer my mods over to my empire team & do the second leg of the race. How are things going for you @aclbosox

    I just finished using my B squad. I used about 50k AP again & reached 3257 points. I am in 67th place, with 1st at 5399 & 5th at 4517.

    My empire team was:
    Palp 7* G10 lvl85 P8230
    Vader 5* G9 lvl85 P7384
    Sidious 7* G8 lvl85 P7122
    RG 6* G8 lvl84 P6951
    ST 4* G8 lvl80 P5826

    I'm about to switch my mods to my rebel team & burn my remaining 475k AP. My rebel team has a combined power of 39.5k iirc, so I'm not sure how much good all those AP do me if I start getting matched exclusively against 45k+ power teams. Well, back to it!

    I used an additional 180k AP & reached 4265 points. I am in 23rd place, with 1st at 6421 & 5th at 5126.

    My current team is:
    Lando 7* G10 lvl85 P8277
    Biggs 7* G10 lvl85 P8965
    Wedge 7* G9 lvl85 P7655
    St Han 7* G9 lvl 85 P7856
    Boba 7* G8 lvl 85 P6738

    I still have 295k AP, but it is getting diificult to find battles I can win. I got lucky on some mods with high speed secondaries, so Han is sitting on 209 speed +15 from Lando's lead. That has allowed me to win battles against some more powerful teams, but its getting to the point where the only teams I see have me beat on that front as well.

    I may end up having to settle with the ship at 4*. That wouldn't be so bad though. I'm already at 44/80 towards slave 1 anyways, so I can just continue to farm it as my 5th ds ship towards tarkins challenges.

    When does your bracket end? You might not finish in the top 25 to even get 4* if it's hours away. It's always down to the wire.

    It ends in 4 hours. I played some more after my last post, but am down to 31st with 4786 points after not playing overnight. 1st is now at 8385 & 5th at 6663. 5th has about 2k more points than me, which is about 50 battles without losing any characters. With my teams that is an unrealistic goal, even if i had the 250k AP required (which I don't since I drained my AP reserve to 189k).

    I have 20 of vader's ship shards from last time this tournament was around, so as long as I finish under rank 100 I'll be able to get the unlock. This has been fun having enough AP that I felt that I could compete in the tournament, but at 80+ it seems that you need an A team more solid than mine to truly have a shot at places 5 & up. This has been a good learning experience though, now I can go back to buying ship shards wth GW tokens.

    Edit: Fixed some spelling mistakes.

    I've got a real competitive top 3 with members from Team Instinct and Das Uber Villains. Been making pushes every couple of hours but they are staying right there with me. Will be a photo finish.
    ΔCŁBØSØX | Discord: aclbosox#8982
  • Thank you for the step-by-step story, it's entertaining... By now it must be over, I'm curious to see how it ends, but I have a bad feeling about this that you might have gone all-in a bit too early :(
    Well, all the best to you, and hope you get what you wanted out of it!
    ☮ Consular ☮ - https://swgoh.gg/u/tiggus/
  • AnonymousMeh
    357 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    Tiggus wrote: »
    Thank you for the step-by-step story, it's entertaining... By now it must be over, I'm curious to see how it ends, but I have a bad feeling about this that you might have gone all-in a bit too early :(
    Well, all the best to you, and hope you get what you wanted out of it!

    The last time I looked, the tournament had about an hour left & I believe i was rank 40ish. I thought I was going to finish in the 25-100 bracket & end up with 60 ship shards because my rank hadn't slipped much through the morning. I either didn't look closely enough at the rewards or my rank slipped more than I thought it would in that last hour. I received 25 ship shards in my inbox when I checked back, so I have 45/80 now.

    Not the happy ending I was hoping for. It is slightly worse because of the way it happened. I needed it at 5* for my 5th ds ship though, so missing the 4* unlock isn't that big of a deal because it wouldn't have met my needs anyways. Back to farming slave 1, the 2 tie fighter's ships & the 2 genosian's ships because they are my quickest path to unlocking zeta challenges.
  • Tiggus
    731 posts Member
    Yes, I'm sorry for your sour ending... A tournament is like a marathon: it's the final sprint that matters; all the buildup before that is just to make sure you just participate in that sprint (you're not too far behind). Sprint too early, and the others will catch up. Thanks for the story, and I wish you better luck next time!

    I thought you need five 4-stars Dark Side ships for Tarkin (and the zetas)? I hope so, otherwise I'm also back to square one farming Geonosian Spy's ship...
    ☮ Consular ☮ - https://swgoh.gg/u/tiggus/
  • AnonymousMeh
    357 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    Tiggus wrote: »
    Yes, I'm sorry for your sour ending... A tournament is like a marathon: it's the final sprint that matters; all the buildup before that is just to make sure you just participate in that sprint (you're not too far behind). Sprint too early, and the others will catch up. Thanks for the story, and I wish you better luck next time!

    I thought you need five 4-stars Dark Side ships for Tarkin (and the zetas)? I hope so, otherwise I'm also back to square one farming Geonosian Spy's ship...

    There is a thread talking about strategy for the ability mats challenge where they say they needed 5*.
    https://forums.galaxy-of-heroes.starwars.ea.com/discussion/85434/recommended-power-and-strats-for-ship-ability-materials-challenge-tier-iii#latest

    Edit: updated after getting confirmation from another thread.
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