I don't attack in PvP with my two Prestige anymore. But playing as Rebel HQ 8 and HQ 9, I can't find Dev bases on any planet, just Live bases always above my level. I need to skip dozens of bases until I find something I can beat, like a weak HQ 9 for my HQ 8 (maxed out), and a weak HQ 10/11 for my HQ 9 (currently with 28k medals).
The big problems of the game are:
Armory Imbalance between Attack Vs Defense
Prestige players cannot complain about matchmaking because there is no one above them, and they are eventually combined with weak HQ 10 or HQ 11. For these players, the problem is Armory, which often allows the defense to overcome the attack and makes it impossible to win against defensively better equipped bases. If you don't have the right skins or the most powerful units like MTTs and Trucks, you're dead.
For mid-level players (HQ 6, 7, 8 and 9), the current PvP system makes it impossible for players at these levels to advance in conflicts when they are a) maxed out to most buildings; b) have a high number of medals; c) do not have Armory equipment that allows them to beat bases above their level.
The only solution for these players is to dump medals or build sandbagging bases to survive in the current matchmaking system.
SWC Windows survivor.
Imperial HQ 11 & Rebel HQ 11 on vacation.