Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Star Wars Assault Team: Arena Crates Issue Still Not Fixed

Welcome to Stuff For Guys, where you'll find information about a lot of useless stuff, an occasional useful stuff, but it's all stuff for guys.  Are you guys playing Arena Battles in Star Wars Assault Team, but you can't find the Tier 4 Platinum crates that used to be available?  I discussed this problem in this earlier post, but wanted to follow up on what alternatives you may have.

The folks at Disney Mobile support have not responded to my question about when this problem will be fixed.  The original answer, prior to the May 1 v1.2 update, was that it will be fixed in v1.2.  When it wasn't, and I inquired again, they went radio-silent.  I recommend all of you to ask them as well so that they know there are a lot of concerned users.

With the ceiling on Arena Crates capped at Tier 3, the hunt for Tier 4 promotion items that are exclusively in crates becomes a massive challenge.  You can pay gems to upgrade, or you can pay gems to buy Hero Crates -- but what if you don't have enough gems to play the crate roulette?

You can buy Tier 3 Arena Crates and hope for that elusive Tier 4 promotion item.  From a sample size of my own crates, 1 out of 3 Tier 3 crates will provide a Tier 4 promotion item; however, that item is not guaranteed to be an exclusive crate item.  In the example below, I got an item that can be commonly found in the Special Missions. This further reduces the chances of getting the desired Tier 4 promotion item, but at least there is still a slim chance if you're desperate.  In the meantime, send a courteous email to DisneyMobile (especially if you've spent money on the game) and ask them when this will be fixed.  Please keep in mind -- a polite question will get a much better chance of a response than a crabby one.

Arena Crate Pricing
Another interesting conundrum is how LucasArts/Disney Mobile calculates Arena Crate prices.  Here are the current prices of my Arena Crates:

Arena Crate costs as of May 6:

Other Arena Crate costs:

If any of you can crack any of these riddles, please share the information with everyone in the comments section!  In the meantime, enjoy the game and thanks for reading!


  1. What is your energy recharge time?

    Mine used to be 8 min... now it's 6 min...

    My brothers used to be 4 min and now its 8 min...

    Does this change weekly?

    1. Mine used to be 4 min until 2 days ago, when it suddenly changed to 6 min without warning. It's a horrible change for me, and I suspect that the further along you get in the game, the more time it will take to recharge. I've heard other people at 6 min also, but no one at 8 mins. It's good to have yours dialed back to 6 mins. I've already asked Disney Mobile why it changed and if they can change it back.

  2. Is there a big difference between Tier 2(Silver) and Tier 3(Gold) arena crates if you're looking for exclusive heroes?