Just a few pointers for those new to the forum/game and those that struggled in 18 for leveling too fast:
1 - Don't go up in tiers (Bronze==>Silver==>Gold, etc..) too fast and make sure you have enough resources to comfortably bring your top players over and some to spare for new players down the road. If you are not sure how much resources you'll need just ask the forum and those that have already passed the levels and kept track of resources needed will be more than glad to help
2 - If slugfest is anything like 18, or 17 for that matter, and is the only easy way to get XP & EVO in the beginning then spend at least 25-40% of your resources on your sluggers and make sure you multi-cycle. Outside of EVO & gold I was never short of any resources in 18 thanks mainly to slugfest in the beginning and any new players I got that was worth keeping was immediately maxed in any tier I was in (Prime or Regular - had to be picky with legends in the beginning). EVO only became an issue for me once they stopped giving them out in slugfest as prime players were released and the EVO got swapped with Prime XP
3 - Do not go crazy maxing your keepers & custom legend right away leaving yourself short on resources for other players. Wait and see what feedback others post about them and then make a decision about them. Maxing them up to Silver 10 should be OK but past that you would need the resources for the rest of your team
4 - And lastly once 19 is released there will likely be a 19 forum so make sure to find & bookmark that for all 19 related questions/threads. One of us will make a new discussion with a link to it in the 18 forum for others to find it easier. Your forum profile does not change and you will use your existing forum identity to post across all GLU forums.
Feel free to add anything I missed in order to help our newcomer tappers manage their teams better in 19 please.
"OOPS... WE NEED TO RESTART" - GLU ca. 2019