I think the issue is, everyone's playing the game for long enough that they don't stay at low level, and as such there's no low-level enemies for the early areas. So in a way, your gamedev skills have come back to bite you I suppose.
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Utter nightmare, getting the good skills is totally up to luck :|
It's fun but I wish there was an offline mode or something because I am not good at video game (and also the multiplayer functionality seems a little busted, gives you really high-level guys even in the first area for whatever reason)