Beththeboss wrote:Don’t rush to L9 for sonics. Sonics only really become effective at L10. Follow Bacon’s advice above and go half and half rockets and bursts (swap before upgrading) and get all your turrets to L8 before jumping to L9.
L9 is a massive jump from L8 in terms of opponents you’ll face and be attacked by and the difficulty of HDs, objectives and EP Events goes up massively. L8 is a nice level to be, I enjoy 3 starring those L10 Rebs who rushed their HQ upgrades...
You sounded like staying at L8 that you wouldn't get L9/10 opponents. That's a misconception.
Match making is NOT based on HQ level, but based on turret/trap/shield level. A fully upgraded L8 will get you more difficult opponents than a rushed L9/10 base.
But your point about HD difficulty level and event/crate requirement is true.