DeathStriker wrote:MEDAL DUMP REPORT - HQ 8 (Max) - Attachment 1
Excellent work DS - explains very clearly the effects of medal dumping for lower level bases. As my HQ8 minibase has no interest in Krayt samples it will be two weeks of medal dumping and Bronzium crate chasing.
I must add that the negative effect of medal dumping is that it becomes very hard to find contraband the lower you go, therefore making it harder to upgrade your Droideka.
I agree. CB becomes very rare at some point.
I had the same experience DS had with my maxed out Rebel HQ 8 "mkenobi II". The difference is that I never went to +100k medals! Good Sith, how did you survive there? With only +10k, my HQ 8 was already combined with full Prestige! The advantage is that with +10k medals I was able to find those Mega Loot Dev bases of the 15,000 medals image, which helped me upgrade Droideka at the time. I checked both bases on GsoW:MasterDoom: 2103 BS with 1531 medals
mkenobi II: 2112 BS with 3693 medals
Now, with 3-4k medals my HQ 8 is matched with strong HQ 8, full HQ 9, weak HQ 10 and sandbagging HQ 11, and I still need to skip some bases to find a base that I can easy 3 stars for EP, or try the challenge of attacking a strong HQ 9 base or even a HQ 10/11 sandbagging. This is the best base I have to play SWC today, it can be competitive in conflicts and reach UC anytime I want, and have fast progress in Events. While my two Prestige suck in Events, and HQ 9 only finds Prestige beasts all the time!
Either way, having a maxed out base on HQ 8 and controlling the medals around 4k gives me good rivals for conflict points, from 450 to 620, from what I've been noticing today.
I will start dropping medals for my Rebel HQ 9 (currently 25k) and fighting even more full Prestiges. I want to see what is the impact of upgrading 18 turrets to level 9 with 1 medal, since with 6 turrets Level 1 and 35k medals, this base was already matched with the same full Prestige rivals!