Dev bases are always there, its just rebs are visiting more greens to maximize their UCL return on a conflict they are desperate for. So matchmaking will always pool them first before getting to the dev bases. This in the long run is a good thing as it gives real bases to target, down side is no one wants to, because the effort / reward required to bring one down is no where near that of skipping 20 times to get a dev base. whilst sat on green I turned off GR, no attacks. I then turned off turrets, low and behold jet swarm + E50's within the time it takes to reboot. Put GR on, nothing. People want to win, but don't want to put the serious effort in to get that win. If they nerf dev bases to zero / 100 (being generous) cogs, the conflict tables will be a completely different story without any insane 80K grinds. This creates in turn its own problems in that people will go off the idea of grinding for conflicts, and player pool shrinks. Its a hard balance and its always swinging from one faction to the other. I've been seriously toying with the idea of ditching my P base and restarting and just battling to level 5, so as to enjoy the game in its core element. many people have done the same and are enjoying it.
On yavin at the mo, im seeing many of the big names carnage / decepticon etc, unfortunately Im armoury locked so wouldn't stand a chance, thatll change in a couple of days and hopefully they will still be there so I can enjoy a glorious face plant or 2
my pb on carnage is 48% so far, hopefully aim to improve on that now their base is completely gold.