I have fond memories playing EDF:IA online, but not been on a lot with EDF 2025. I think it is because my team kept getting killed and of course you get none of the armour you've picked up, so you've completely wasted the past 30 minutes (and when you have very little time and want to make progress, that's a terrible feeling). I kept wondering why we were getting killed...... until weeks later I read about the enemy stats multiplier online.
Ants can get you on the tower but it's manageable. My tactic yesterday with the offline dream team (WD+AR) was to shoot some plasma gun things onto the WD and use them to Monster-S two ships (one low, one high) from the ground.
Fly up to the nearest ship, stand on it and shoot the higher ships from there.
For the lower ships, I went to the tower and used that as a base to take the ships out and fly back.
There's only ever three wasps at a time. Completely manageable.