Greetings! I'm super new with this game (bought the books but haven't run any games yet) and I made a character to play around with so I could learn the systems. I read that a PC should be able to handle multiple minions at once (I'm sure your class and skills affect that) but when I pitted my character against a single minion Street Tough, it was a bit of a slog. My character had a brawn of 2 and a melee skill of 2. So, if I'm understanding correctly, my dice pool would be 2 proficiency dice and 2 difficulty dice, correct? Almost ever single time I rolled, I would get zero successes or failures and a few advantage and threats. From that, I took it to mean that I would miss but either give myself an advantage next round or suffer some threat from whiffing so bad. However, my main concern was that I hardly ever rolled successes even though I understood the proficiency die to be upgraded ability dice. When I did manage to succeed it was usually with 1 success. So, using a truncheon, (I felt my Jedi to be would not want to carry lethal weapons and would look to subdue enemies) I would barely do 1 damage after bonuses and soak. So, for my 1 PC to take down a single street tough, it would take maybe 8 or 9 rounds. All the while, I was suffering mass amounts of strain.
I decided to see what would happen if I used a virbo knife and things went a bit better. So I then tried my hand against a rival guilded bounty hunter. I missed the first round and the bounty hunter shot me in the face with a disrupter on his turn, pretty much annihilating me.
My question is this: does all that sound right? Am I messing up the rules or is that a single PC shouldn't be able to just obliterate a single minion mob? Am I expecting results from my dice and PC that I shouldn't be? Thanks for any advice, corrections, or any help you can provide!