That’s the question I wanna ask.
Yes, at 38-40m you can reach patrol crate platinum+3 but it’s much harder to do if you don’t have that power. Higher power alliances give better patrols
Just to add to that, unless you go hardcore, getting anything higher than Plat 0 isn’t really worth it, so it’s best to gauge how much time, energy and resources you want to use to try to hit that mark.
It’s not by much though about 1 extra item per level
after between platinum and platinum +1 or platinum +3 the difference is really small