>>551027>>525631>have no idea what the fuck is going on
That’s normal. With time you come to understand how to best tackle the biweekly event system and manage resources. The most important to you are energy/skip/tickets/souls/zeni, the latter have boosted drops on bonus battles on weekends. Once you get the hang of clearing content you can prioritize zpower for your best characters. There are a number of good banners to dump your crystals into if you want to collect characters, the sparking limit break step up is the exception as the real prize is the zpower freebies, and LL Zpower is rare.
Your ideal path of progression is clearing the story mode for Shallot transformations/limit breaks and challenge crystals. You also unlock a bunch of saiyan zenkais(worst to best): Frieza SS Goku, Scouter Vegeta, Youth Goku,Second coming Broly, SSB Goku. It’s not advisable to summon on their zenkai banners as youth Goku can be farmed from an event and the rest can be obtained through Spacetime Rush. The permanent story events also gives free characters/zenkai (Raditz/Nappa/Vegeta/Frieza) though you’re better off just doing the daily stage. Co-op requires an established bench for the advanced difficulties, it’s okay doing the beginner ones until that point. PvP is a free for all, you might match with scrubs or whales, the latter more likely the better you are.
Summoning without a plan won’t get you very far, you should invest in the tags that you already have a decent pool to work with or something you can see yourself playing long term. Metas can shift from week to week but in the long run you’ll find more success fully investing in one team as opposed to half assing several.