Pink Stars Affect Highlights/Season Mission RSL?

General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
I'm about to upgrade a full team (1 of each survivor class) to 8-stars. It's been so long since I had a pink star bump, and I forgot if going up another star increases the RSL for the weekly Season Highlight Trials (or whatever they're called nowadays).

I know it affects Scavenge RSL, but I can't recall what else. Any help?

Also, is there anything else I should consider before taking the next-star-plunge? Are there downsides I'm not considering?

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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,526
    I have several 7 star survivors at Lvl 22 and my trials range from 20-24

    Scavenge on normal is RSL 23. Scavenge on hard is 26

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  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    Same. So if I upgrade someone to 8-stars, my Normal Scavenge will be 24 and Hard will be 27...and my Trials will be 21-25?
  • SCBMASCBMA Member Posts: 2,109
    With 8 stars scavenger normal RSL is 23 and hard is RSL 26.
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  • SCBMASCBMA Member Posts: 2,109
    Pink stars don't effect the season missions as I recall.
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  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    Interesting...So it doesn't go up.

    @Fearofabotplanet @Shteevie Is there any specific verbiage on how Pink Stars affect RSLs for non-Challenge Game Modes (I know they don't affect Challenges)?
  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    @SCBMA Do you have Level 22 or 21 survivors? I am pretty positive pink stars affect Scavenge Missions..
  • SCBMASCBMA Member Posts: 2,109
    @General_Quatre
    All of mine are level 22.
  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    Cool! Can you let me know tomorrow when the Highlight comes up what your Trial Range is? Is it 20-24 or 21-25? Thanks @SCBMA !!
  • SCBMASCBMA Member Posts: 2,109
    Will do! I am pretty sure it is 20 - 24 but will confirm tomorrow.
  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    You rock. I am curious to hear the devs' response re: 7-->8* and what, if anything, it affects...
  • ShteevieShteevie Staff Posts: 1,335
    The elite stars affect a given game mode consistently. So if you saw a difficulty increase in Hard Scavenges when promoting from 5 to 6 stars, you'll see the same kind of change for promoting from 6 to 7, and from 7 to 8, and so on.
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  • SCBMASCBMA Member Posts: 2,109
    @General_Quatre
    Confirmed that pink stars do not impact highlight missions. I started at RSL 20.
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  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    @Shteevie So for the record, which game modes are they intended to affect? Only Scavenge, or also Trial/Highlight/Season Missions?

    Bummer about Scavenges, as I bring Maggie along for the XP boost but she's only Epic Level for me, so it'll make it tougher to farm when the next council upgrade comes -- how do the rest of you "elites" deal with that?
  • ShteevieShteevie Staff Posts: 1,335
    Only intended to affect Scavenges. If you are able to beat the hard XP scavenges, the higher difficulty means that you'll get more XP / kill. With Maggie added in, that can add up quick.

    Personally, I do Outpost or Scavenge at the end of a session if I'm not playing the Challenges so that the injury time doesn't slow me down. Even one per session can really make a difference on the speed you get characters leveled up.
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  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    I have found mathematically that farming Normal Scavenges with Maggie nets the most XP by far, since you can kill more walkers.

    The problem, @Shteevie, is that while the rest of my team is 8* and capable of non-body-shotting on those high level walkers, Maggie is not (since she is only Epic). This makes farming harder.
    DLich
  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,526
    edited August 2017
    I like playing outposts farming for XP. I don't use Maggie though, I'd prefer to kill the walkers that are there faster and more often so I use 2 assaults (one being abraham) with large spread and a scout to grab the crate

    23,760 XP (which is with 2x kill boost) + 500 TG's at a cost of 2 gas each is



    332,640 XP (which is with 2x kill boost) + 7,000 TG's for 14 runs (28 gas used) with each outpost taking about 75 seconds.

    @General_Quatre I'm curious with using Maggie in scavenger with the 100 Kill cap what type of XP are you getting?

    23,760 XP is of course doubled so it would be 11,880 per 2 gas (29,500 per 5 gas compared to scavenger costs) but I'm also earning 500 TG's each run (1,250 figuratively on 5 gas).

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  • General_QuatreGeneral_Quatre Member Posts: 972
    @DLich I use Maggie in Outpost as well (currently that's about all I run, with some Challenges mixed in there), then I switch to mainly Scavenge when it's upgrade time. With Maggie, it's ~16,000 per OP, but there are some low-XP ones thrown in there, so it's usually about ~65,000XP per 10 gas.

    For that cost, I can run 2 Normal Scavenge Missions with Maggie, each one netting a solid 60-70K (including normal crates, can be more with Gold crates) -- figure even on the low end it's over 100K per 10 gas. However this may change when I go to 8*, as Maggie won't be able to contribute quite as much to the farming cause.
    DLich
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