As many players ignored the first conflicts on May thinking that MTT was not worth the effort (including me), and it was a multi planet conflict, not a conflict on only 3 planets like it's now... well, I think that this time each planet will have a threshold about the double, maybe the triple, of a normal conflict!
I can play Events with 5 bases, but I can't play conflicts with 5 bases... My strategy will be:
HQ 7 Imperial and Rebel - on Yavin permanently, is the only planet available for both in the conflict in the first week. I do not believe they will get Obsidian attacking only for the Event. With 340 gears for 3 stars, it will be hard to get Obsidian with less than 150 attacks each (51k gears). Focus on the Event and try to finish as fast as possible for Elite Crates as they are 240 EP Vs 570 EP for Prestige.
HQ 8 Rebel - on Dandoran where the thresholds are lower and there is a greater variety of bases, maybe I find bases of my level or weak HQ 9, and it also will focus on the Event to get to the Elites fast.
Rebel HQ 11 - on Kit, rooting for many Dev bases this time. It will be my priority in attack for the conflict, since it doesn't have SMTT or Wookie Truck unlocked.
Imperial HQ 11 - on Kit for Defenses and attacking on Yavin for the conflict when the bases above are idle. SMTT Level 5 and Truck Level 2 for this base.
Good luck, everyone!
SWC Windows survivor.
Imperial HQ 11 & Rebel HQ 11 on vacation.