I still definitely believe engines are a big part of mm but definitely gonna be hard to come across many sixes up high so at some point dropping the 7th cant be avoided to progress. Dropped mine to early though I believe around 20-21 and definitely noticed i got almost nothing but 7s where before it was less then half. Still I am currently 282 on global today and 46 USA with 6x win streak from using mostly warriors and some smokey hooka. I'd suggest unlocking 7th so u can set up defense and try from there but alot of players gbe 1 and go for % so prob not gonna work being 1 short already. Just finished getting my chests on my 4 alts all in 18 with 4 engines and 5th undeployed. All are almost equal but one has a tech lvl of 1515, others are 1425, 1365, 1350 and my highest 2945 with 7 engines. My acc with 1515 has just drawn all 6 engine bases even though it's on lower tier then my others that mostly got 4 engine bases and occasional 5. I'm starting to think tech lvl is most important especially since reading that levels dont reset but ranks will. So for next season I'm thinking all players will drop back down in rank but still be matched against those that reached high tech level which seems fair but I've had a few drinks. Does this make sense? Could just be I was unlucky on 1 of the 4 but I dont think so. Def gonna take more then 2 weeks to nail down this mm system and hopefully less to get this damn bug gone that's crashing us constantly.