Heh. I asked for viable strategies.I know a lot of players who play once or twice a day. They come and collect thier FP/goods, put their FP into their own GB's. Allowing other players to snipe the rewards. They don't try to snipe other GB's. They don't care. They play their city, slowly, and with small investment of their time.
Those players don't have Arcs or their Arc's is level 5 a lot of times, because the Arc don't help them. They don't level it.
Yape, like the traz and CF you have to use the Arc in order for it to be useful.
Ever notice that self levelers tend to be in the bottom of their hood? That they also have far fewer GBs with lower levels then their hoodies? Thiri cities are smaller, with older Era mundane buildings?
There are some successful self levelers, Ardak and Ylisaveta are a couple posters I know in my worlds. Before he left us Ardak and I talked a lot about the theory of self leveling, I'm trying it in my startup to see if it can work for a non Diamond buyer.
My experience so far (the experiment is only a couple months old, i plan to try it through the end of the year at least) self leveling is a suboptimal strategy. This conclusion is also supported by my experience of what I've seen since the hood rebalance in two different worlds. Might be an interesting topic for a thread?