When you rush over a cliff expect a big fall...
There is no reason to "rush" the Upgrade from Level 8 to Level 9 if your main reason to so was to get the Droideka Oppressor (DekO), another Shield, Sonic Turrets, etc.IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE DekO:
- Advantage: The DekO can be used "offensively" better since it does not do the "suicide run" to pick off the Enemy Commanders Droideka Sentinel (DekA) or even their DekO.
- Disadvantage: You will now need to "reserve" two Repair Droids so that you can keep your new DekO and current DekA repaired or in "Upgrade Status" thereby reducing the amount of Repair Droids used to Upgrade "other" Structures which in turn increases the amount of time needed to Upgrade your Base to Level 9 and eventually Level 10 (when you are ready).
In the end, each Commander (Player) has to make individual choices on how much time and effort they want to use in advancing to the Upper Levels of SWC.
While being on "top" has its advantages, the time and effort in getting there may not be worth it for some.
Remember your "real life" is more important than any Game and if "playing the game" becomes more of a "job" than "fun" how will you feel then?In the end, the choice is yours. Choose wisely...