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Tips for new players:
  • Unless you're into spending money, don't ever buy data packs (except the first Chromium--it guarantees you a character; you buy it with crystals).
  • Once in a great while you'll get a character from a daily pack, or shards, but 45% of the characters you get will be from the various stores in the game. You can only see 1-2 when you start (Cantina and Squad Arena), but eventually you'll see another 3 or so, and they'll keep you busy grabbing character shards. The other 45% of the characters you get will be from doing hard battles...one shard at a time.
  • At the start, you really just need to keep plugging away at what you know to do. The game is great at opening up new areas when you're about ready for them. Don't even be that concerned about which characters are the "right ones." For instance, you'll probably continue to use Clone Wars Chewbacca for a while...but you'll likely abandon him by level 60 or so in favor of other characters.
  • I do highly recommend doing nothing in the Cantina except getting GS shards (Battle 1-A). Just do it over and over again until he's 7*. I camped there until he was done and then started doing more cantina battles. You'll use him way into the end game. Do one Cantina refresh every day (100 crystals).
  • In the Squad Arena (PvP), ST Han and Leia are both great choices. Again, I'd just keep farming them until they were maxed, then move on.
  • Other than that, keep doing the Light and Dark side battles. (Refresh twice each day (50 crystals each)). Right now you can just try to get through the levels, but eventually you'll want each one three stars because you'll go back to them countless times to get specific character shards so you can get a character, or to get equipment parts to make them stronger. By the way, equipment (those green pluses) make a HUGE difference--more than anything!
  • Be sure to get through your Dailies every day. That maxes your growth.
  • It's a bit frustrating early on because you want to get a bunch of characters, but if you really focus on building a strong team, they'll open the game for you.
  • Don't hesitate to use ALL your energy every single day. And if you fight a battle a second time, use a SIM if you have it. I was so concerned early on with burning through my credits and SIMs that I hoarded them. No need to do that. They all refill the following day, and by using them you grow faster.
  • These are generally considered some of the best characters in each store, in order of general preference. If you're not sure who to get, get them in this order. But don't let the idea of getting the "best" characters rule your gameplay. It's fun to play with whoever you want and sometimes unique combinations do surprisingly well:

    Guild Shipments: Rey, Ewok Elder
    Arena Shipments: ST Han, Princess Leia, Admiral Ackbar
    Galactic War Shipments: Luminara, Captain Phasma, Teebo, Poggle the Lesser, IG-86 (Note: Luminara is best up to about level 75, then Phasma seems to shine more. Ultimately, you'll want both.)
    Cantina Shipments: Qui-Gon Jinn, Daka, Fives, Ahsoka
    Cantina Battles: Geonosian Soldier, Barriss, Count Dooku, Old Ben, Royal Guard, Jedi Consular, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian

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Old 03-28-18, 06:49 AM   #2326
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It was fun but the carrot kept moving and it was just a race to keep up with the Skywalkers Joneses. Couple that with the guild size of 50 (which is just insane) with varying degrees of interest/commitment, it became a nightmare.

I loved solving the number problems and being crazy efficient with the guild we had. But it began to get exhausting dealing some of the, um, more vocal members.

The merger debacle was a last-ditch effort to satisfy everyone and spread the power around. When it became clear that 50% of the people only cared about themselves and were not interested in shuffling power from the top to the bottom to benefit all 200 people in the long-term, we fell back to a single guild.

By then I was spent.

I don't regret the time with the game or you fine people, but I've never missed the grind!
I was always impressed with your dedication to the game and our guild... Once I quit cold turkey, I was uber-glad to have done so. It just became a chore instead of fun.
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Old 03-28-18, 01:42 PM   #2327
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Is that the Guild from the merger debacle?

I suppose there's a way to start a guild with people that's truly casual if we want but I don't even know how to get that going.

I wonder if it's less about being "active" and my roster just isn't strong enough. That's my hunch.
I wish I could get you into the guild I'm in now, but it's full at the moment. It's called FathersandSons and was literally started by a dad and his kid. It's super casual and you'd probably be one of the stronger members. We only just started finishing HAAT about a month ago and just had our first member unlock general kenobi. 😂😂

They don't ever seem to care how much damage you do or how strong you are, just that you show up and contribute to whatever active event in any way that you can. I understand that philosophy isn't for everyone, but I personally don't like my games to feel like work. It kills time when I'm bored. Nothing more.

The Casual Elite guild was great as far as the DVDTalkers were concerned, but from the start I always felt it was more about the elite and less about the casual. My interest in the game actually improved after I left. I feel like if I stayed, I probably would've just deleted the game altogether like others have.
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Old 03-29-18, 08:23 PM   #2328
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Meatpants! Sounds like a good guild, get me in asap!
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Old 03-30-18, 04:33 PM   #2329
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Just saw this now. The way they put the departure was that they communicated to you guys first, and then facilitated a transfer to guilds that suited your playing need. I guess that wasn’t the case.
Sorry Spatula!

It seems like every Raid, there’s a shake up in terms of membership. This is no different plus it sucks a big one.
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Old 03-31-18, 10:35 PM   #2330
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Just saw this now. The way they put the departure was that they communicated to you guys first, and then facilitated a transfer to guilds that suited your playing need. I guess that wasn’t the case.
Sorry Spatula!
I'm afraid that wasn't the case. I logged into my game to find I'd been kicked. At first I thought, oh, maybe because I told them I'm out of town for the weekend and they're doing that thing where they bring in ringers and were making temporary room. But no. When I went to Line, I'd been removed from all chats and had a message from Mino that this has happened. At that point he offered to connect me to a guild, if I like. But no, there was no prior communication, I was cut and found out after the fact.

And to me, that's the frustrating part. We had standards of commitment, I was meeting those. I don't have the strongest roster, but I was communicating with officers and taking advice. Plus, I was told it was because I'm not active enough, not that I'm not powerful enough. The way this went down is just a bummer. Even a week later, it still feels like it just plain stinks.
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Old 03-31-18, 11:40 PM   #2331
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Yeah, they will be changing the guild name to get rid of the "casual" part of it, thought no money will be required. I have been lucky where in I was farming characters that became critical for raid. I don't spend a ton of money, I always did the daily crystal pack when that existed. It sucks that they didn't contact you, or give you new expectations, it sounded like they did in chat. They probably had these new people wanting to join, and just cut lower people to make room. It stinks it happened, but I think they felt it was that or total loss of guild.
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Old 04-01-18, 11:45 AM   #2332
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I'm afraid that wasn't the case. I logged into my game to find I'd been kicked. At first I thought, oh, maybe because I told them I'm out of town for the weekend and they're doing that thing where they bring in ringers and were making temporary room. But no. When I went to Line, I'd been removed from all chats and had a message from Mino that this has happened. At that point he offered to connect me to a guild, if I like. But no, there was no prior communication, I was cut and found out after the fact.

And to me, that's the frustrating part. We had standards of commitment, I was meeting those. I don't have the strongest roster, but I was communicating with officers and taking advice. Plus, I was told it was because I'm not active enough, not that I'm not powerful enough. The way this went down is just a bummer. Even a week later, it still feels like it just plain stinks.
I’m not sure if Obey will chime in here or not but I think it was a matter of weeding out the “weaker” players in order to clear the Heroic Sith Raid. Otherwise, our guild’s strongest players will have gone and joined other guilds. This is the same thing that happened for Tank and is the same thing that’s happening now. I believe that if you would had unlocked JTR, they would had let you be. I believe that there’s a minimum number of JTR needed per guild in order to clear P1 so that was probably part of the decision. Was Cloud Strife part of DVD Talk too?

BTW, who’s left in the Guild from DVD Talk? Myself (Lopo555), Obey, Davidh777 (Seatlecub), DarthCruz.
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Old 04-02-18, 01:21 PM   #2333
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Meatpants! Sounds like a good guild, get me in asap!
We just had two people quit the guild this morning, so there's currently 2 spots available. I'm not an officer so I have no way to invite you, but if you want to apply I don't see why they wouldn't accept you. The guild name is "Father and Sons"

Edit: I put in a good word for you just in case

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I’m not sure if Obey will chime in here or not but I think it was a matter of weeding out the “weaker” players in order to clear the Heroic Sith Raid. Otherwise, our guild’s strongest players will have gone and joined other guilds. This is the same thing that happened for Tank and is the same thing that’s happening now. I believe that if you would had unlocked JTR, they would had let you be. I believe that there’s a minimum number of JTR needed per guild in order to clear P1 so that was probably part of the decision. Was Cloud Strife part of DVD Talk too?

BTW, who’s left in the Guild from DVD Talk? Myself (Lopo555), Obey, Davidh777 (Seatlecub), DarthCruz.
I'm Harmacist.

Yeah they definitely cut some "weaker" members without the ideal toons for the raid. They didn't want a guild merging like last time. As much as it stinks how it went down, there is 0 chance we would've beaten the raid without the new members like we just did. It seems like the new members were all in a guild together so, this kind of was a mini merge. I'm just hoping the dropped members find a nice landing spot.
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Old 04-03-18, 12:33 AM   #2335
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Awesome, thank you. I can join, though I'm about to go to a 3-day conference and I'm not sure how much I can play this Tuesday-Thursday. Should I still reach out?
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Awesome, thank you. I can join, though I'm about to go to a 3-day conference and I'm not sure how much I can play this Tuesday-Thursday. Should I still reach out?
I saw that you joined. Awesome!!

The conference shouldn't be an issue at all. Just mention you'll be away in the in-game chat. Or I'll post something for you if you can't get online.

FYI, they dont mind if people post in the chat, in fact they welcome it. Occasionally the officers will make an announcement so it lets them know that members are actually paying attention and involved. I remember posting in that chat was frowned upon in the casual elite... It's pretty much the opposite in this guild.

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I saw that you joined. Awesome!!

The conference shouldn't be an issue at all. Just mention you'll be away in the in-game chat. Or I'll post something for you if you can't get online.

FYI, they dont mind if people post in the chat, in fact they welcome it. Occasionally the officers will make an announcement so it lets them know that members are actually paying attention and involved. I remember posting in that chat was frowned upon in the casual elite... It's pretty much the opposite in this guild.
Thanks, please post to let them know and I'll jump in when I can. We're about to take off and it's airplane mode time. Is there community via Line, Slack, Discord, etc.? Excited to give this a shot!
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I'll let them know your situation.

Yes, they do have a group set up on Discord, but people rarely post in it. One of officers may send you a link to it once you're settled in. The in-game chat is much more active. They mainly use discord for the important stuff so it doesn't get lost.
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That's a bummer.

I noticed when you and a couple others were removed and wondered what had happened. I'm not a very strong player, but I am active though I don't always hit my 600 energy. I mentioned that in the LINE chat once and was told that it was OK to just do my best. I often used to expend crystals to make sure I hit the 600, but now I just get as close as I can.

The struggle to figure out which characters to chase is real. I ignored the Hoth snow guys for forever until they became critical in Territory Battles. Then Territory Wars started, and I decided I wasn't carrying my weight until I maxed out my CLS, R2, Zarris, Zhan, and 5s, and those are now among my strongest characters. Except then I needed Jedi Training Rey and I had ignored the veterans too long to get them up to speed. And then Nightsisters became the big thing so now I'm working on those. Plus the Heroic Sith Raid and Dark Territory Battles. It's a neverending hamster wheel.
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Come join us over on Discord. We have left Line. The link is on the Announcement chat.
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Old 06-11-18, 03:26 PM   #2340
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I’m sorry to see you go Chase! All the best.
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Thanks As much as I love Star Wars, I feel the game had reached a point where it starts feeling like a burden to play.

Who knows, maybe I'll be back one day.
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Did you leave the guild, lopo?
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They did another purge of supposedly inactive members or at least not up to their standards. I am pretty sure both Cruz and Lopo got hit. I’m >< this close to quitting myself. Its just not fun anymore.
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Last I heard it is just you, Killer and R2 that are left from DVDTalk. We should form our own guild...with hookers and blackjack.
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Hookers and blackjack? I'm listening...
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Nuts.

I'm surprised they don't throw out my weak F2P team, though I do stay active.
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i still represent!
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I left on my own accord but I know Cruz was kicked out.
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Yeah, the definition of "inactive" is really more "not as good as other players." Which is fine, I just wish they were more forthcoming.

19k, do we have room in Fathers and Sons? I think we're still looking to get back to 50.
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I left on my own accord but I know Cruz was kicked out.
Yup I got Booted. I was on Vacation and Had 3 days with no logging on. I also signed up for 2 Territory Wars but did not attack because I was busy on vacation. (I'm pretty sure we still won those - my contribution to TW is always minimal.) I logged on to find out I was booted. No warning. No chance to ask if I could wait until after the Heroic Sith Raid. I was and still am on the Discord server. I was asked if I needed help finding a new guild (which I said yes to)

Not a big deal though - Went on the SWGOH forums the next day and put my profile and desires out to guilds who were high GP and that were doing the HSTR. Turns out my roster was more desirable than I thought. I had offers from 4 guilds within minutes and picked one that I seemed to fit in with the best from the conversation with the guild leader/recruiter. They were also going through a small purge and had some heavy hitters leaving (mostly voluntarily from their discord messages. Even with their losses they were still hitting their raid tickets and I just saw they picked up some more heavy hitters and got their GP over 150 million.
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