This is a little hard to do.. since difficulty is very subjective. But I'll give it a shot.
Lets use a scale of 1 - 10. 1 being extremely easy and 10 being extremely hard.
On this scale a regular mission (like a Featured Episode mission) would be around a 3. This however is based on you and up to 4 Bridge Officers. If you run a Featured Episode with a full team of 5 players ( No BO's) that mission really ends up being about a 1.
The current STF's on this same scale would be around a 6.
The new STF's will be something like this.
Normal - 3 for just the base mission, 5 if you want to try and complete the mission and it's optional objective.
Elite - 8 for the base mission and 10 to complete the mission and the optional objective.
Thank you for commenting on my thread Gozer!
The elite sounds fantastic, i'm abit concerned about the queue but i think i can live with it.
One question, Will the loot now scale with the level of STF your doing in this new system?
Also did you get a chance to watch that video? i would be honored.