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Because someone out there understands why you're matching tiles at four in the morning to get a grey suit Black Widow cover.

seriously though: the slow burn RPG elements plus the morphine drip accomplishment of clack clack clack is terribly addicting

Aptly titled thread

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:00 (nine years ago) link

omg this is an important thread

btw why is everyone down on Daken? his "ramp up everyone's power with green matches" crossed with "heals a bunch given enough yellow tiles" combo works pretty well for me

my go-to grouping at the moment is Thor-modern Black Widow-Daken, although Thor/Cap-Baghead Spidey-classic Storm is a good backup lineup. I'm also finally starting to see some utility in modern Hawkeye now that he has more than just Avoid

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:03 (nine years ago) link

Daken stops being useful except as a support character once you boost your core guys into the 40s in my experience, but then I haven't beefed him up yet

From prior thread:

thor - lv 71 - 5/4/4 max
iron man 35 - lv 50 max - 5/4/4 max
storm modern - lv 50 max- 5/5/3 mx
iron man 40 - lv 47 - 3/2/1
black widow modern -lv 40 max - 5/5 max
juggernaut - lv 40 max - 5/5 max
cap murrica - lv 27 - 4/4/5 max
hood - lv 25 - 2 yellow
storm classic - lv 24 - 5/5/3 max
daken - lv 19 - 5/5 max
spider man classic - lv 18 - 1 yellow, 1 blue
ragnarok - lv 23 - 1 green, 2 red
wolverine astonishing - lv 16 - 2/4/2
hawkeye - lv 15 - 5/5 max
venom - lv 15 - 5/5 max
magneto NOW - lv 15 - 2/3/1
black widow grey suit - lv 15 - 1 purple
loki - lv 15 - 1 black
bullseye - lv 12 - 4 black
moonstone - lv 9 - 3/1/1
black widow original - lv 8 - 1 /1
hawkeye modern - lv 6 - 4/1/2
spiderman bagman - lv 6 - 2 purple, 1 blue
yelena - lv 1 - 5/5 max

with a pair of extra slots. only characters left to acquire are doom (which they're giving away in a day or so?), magneto classic (that guy is a bitch in pvp, i wannit), x-force wolverine and invisible girl. i'm only 125 points away from a third slot so having a complete character collection by next week is possible... yay?

i am impressed with how much leeway the game gives you to character build and collect. i have not yet spent any money whatsoever.

oh fuck, they just released the punisher.

lol yup.

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:07 (nine years ago) link

still focused on getting those Black Widow Grey Suit cards from the weekly tourney though

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:07 (nine years ago) link

oh wait. it's a story mode thing, so i don't have to use my A team. nice.

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:08 (nine years ago) link

cool. i'm 8 ranked in the iron man tourney

these story modes are awesome; they give a ton of bonus points.

lol I'm playing two separate teams on my phone and my iPad; IIRC my phone Daken is around lvl 27 and my iPad Daken is around 37? 38?

anyway once you cross lvl 20, he starts having enough stamina to weather enough attacks for you be able to stick him in the back to heal when he gets low, but then for every green match that happens he throws two pretty powerful strike tiles out there for every free red with no upper limit AFAICT, meaning that your main attack guy suddenly starts hitting everything like massive sledgehammer after 2-3 turns with a good board full of green. then add in Thor who has one power that fills in green tiles and one power that fills in yellow tiles and Daken is basically indestructible unless your tank gets taken out or someone can one-shot him

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:12 (nine years ago) link

this is on iphone?

haha dude, it sure is

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:14 (nine years ago) link

I don't like using Daken because of his annoying animations on green match. it fucks with the click click click pleasure. if in tennis, during a nice series of volleys, the ball would stop in mid air occasionally, and the player would do a triple back flip and shout. "ta da!", then resume the volleying...that would be annoying. that's Daken

Euler, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:15 (nine years ago) link

lol true

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:17 (nine years ago) link

i've been playing on pad so didn't even know about the phone option. THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SUPPORT GROUP

these new story missions are CRAZY easy and offer lots of bonuses; worth plowing through

and yes i am playing this while typing in a thread about it, why do you ask

hahaha yes that is the Daken animation but the payoff of having the ball suddenly be 10% heavier for your opponent is worth it IMO

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:20 (nine years ago) link

btw can I say X-Force Wolverine is surprisingly powerful even with only one power at lvl 1? utility-wise he is kind of unversatile but he packs a surprising punch and is a good "I'll use him to mop up while I wait for my A-line to heal" character

I'm also surprised at how much more useful bagman Spidey is becoming, although he's not as good in PVP as I want him to be

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:24 (nine years ago) link

乒乓, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:28 (nine years ago) link

you'll be back

i've been playing on phone the whole time. FOOL!

most of the 4* lv.30 characters are pretty useful as fodder for a while, just because of the HP

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:31 (nine years ago) link

I seem to rely in juggernaut. Because of the hit points and I use the red power when I'm in a bind. I hate myself for it though.

Jeff, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:33 (nine years ago) link

damn, the final board of the new story mission is a daken/venom/yelena, all at level 230
i may pass

oh man i hate those super overleveled missions. but i guess it gives us a goal for supergrinding

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:39 (nine years ago) link

I am generally rocking Daken lvl 50ish + Wolverine Classic lvl 50 + the tournament special character (and if he's not available, lvl 40 jug, or lvl 40 thor).

Wolv + Daken is just sickening, each green matchup boosting dmg + every 6 green doing dmg AND boosting dmg... basically if I can survive the first few rounds (which I usually can if I swap between my "tank" jug/supplied character and the wolfy twins) I'm doing 300, 400 damage per crappy 3-match and tearing through dudes (with the occasional wolv slash red attack thing for insult).

Added bonus: if the twins are taknig damage, stick them in the back, let the supplied char take damage, hit for whatever crap damage + INSANO BONUS DAMAGE, twins heal

Double added bonus: instead of using health packs on daken/wolverine, enter an easy prologue fight, do low damage but let them heal to nearly 100%, tada! faster than waiting for them to heal regularly & more economical than burning health packs (and since you don't have to burn health packs on supplied characters, i can basically fight every 5m with no health packs used as much as my heart desires)

I've Seen rRootage (Will M.), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:42 (nine years ago) link

waiting for health packs used to be the biggest drag on my ability to play but now it's making sure my battery isn't going to die 2ce a day

so bad

I've Seen rRootage (Will M.), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:44 (nine years ago) link

^^^ this is a strategy I aspire to but I am really enamored of Widow's ability to steal gems and freeze ppl

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:46 (nine years ago) link

btw, the publisher forum for the game is a good place to get strategies and is fairly civil

major change to classic storm just took effect today from:
Raging Tempest - Yellow Passive
(PASSIVE) Any time a teammate takes > 20% of their health in direct damage, Storm invokes a wall of elements. It damages the enemy team for 125 and generates 4 Red AP.
(PASSIVE) Storm surrounds her team with a whirling tempest that unleashes fury when provoked. If a team member is damaged for 20% of their max health, it deals (x) damage to all enemies. If every team member is below 50% health, damage increases to (about 6.67x).

this is pretty important in that
1) storm HERSELF being hit triggers tempest which means the only ways to beat her without taking damage is to chip away or stun her
2) no more red ap bonus
3) though it's not clear by the above, it's apparently notably less damage for each tempest hit than it used to be

including Storm herself as a trigger SUX so they better have dropped the damage

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:04 (nine years ago) link

it's a nerfing intended pretty much to force you to heal more often.

nothing is funnier than watching a modern Storm duel, has this nerfed that?

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:11 (nine years ago) link

you mean does it loop back and forth with hits? dunno!

the only ways to beat her without taking damage is to chip away or stun her

or kill her with one attack

(my wolverine claws do 1325 now, plus the strike tiles, can get up into the 1500, 1600 range easy)

I've Seen rRootage (Will M.), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:17 (nine years ago) link

definitely feels weaker. i was wondering what happened to that ability. i assume this will cut down on the storm counterattack ping-pong, which usually resulted in insta-kill for one member

Spider-man classic's purple ability was basically changed to a weaker version of Bulleye's, which is nice, because it was useless without the other ability to create Web tiles

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:17 (nine years ago) link

lol I said modern when I meant classic, glad you knew what I meant

I ran into that in a PVP battle and got pwned massively but it was so funny I didn't mind that much

(I promptly stopped using classic Storm as an A-lister as a result but it's still good comedy, ping-ponging Tempests until a Storm dies)

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:18 (nine years ago) link

my juggernaut/iron man 53/thor team does pretty well if i ALWAYS start them with a red/yellow boost in iron man 53 pvp. one red match lets thor do a 950pt hit which kills the weakest support member, i can generally match two or three yellows in the next four rounds to get off a 1500pt hit and then we're down to killing the opponents 53 who really can't put together an offensive without LOTS of time or a bunch of those yellow recharge specials... which is where juggernaut's green screen clearing charge comes in handy. also, with all three packing plenty of hp, i can get away with about six or seven fights without healing and maybe 20 or more before i run out of first aid packs.

btw, if you're not using the boosts in pvp get to it because REAL MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST STARTS HERE

damn, the final board of the new story mission is a daken/venom/yelena, all at level 230

aaaaaand, you either have to have invisible woman or play 2 on 3

hahaha what dicks

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:34 (nine years ago) link

(sic) "Osborn's lackies are everywhere."

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:35 (nine years ago) link

this is so petty but i wish the writing was better in this. all this sounds like bickering high school kids.

well that's like 60% of Marvel interaction IME so

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:38 (nine years ago) link

yeah but it's more like the bottom 30% of that 60% in here
stark continually bitching about his cars

you're right, it's really, really terrible. those early Prologue missions were especially awful

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:42 (nine years ago) link

it's like a 12-year-old's imitation of Bendis banter

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:43 (nine years ago) link

lol I just kept imagining RDJ saying the text and lolling

also like how Hawkeye and Iron Man are basically interchangeable attitude-wise

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:43 (nine years ago) link

But Blob is sort of an anti-Polaris, because he converts strike to countdown, no?

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 12:43 (two years ago) link

Polaris effectively becomes a buffing engine for Blob as long as there are specials in the top 6 rows; as she floods the board, he turns the bottom two rows into countdowns that heal him and make him stronger, freeing up more tiles at the top as the countdowns expire for Polaris to continue her thing. Plus, Blob throws out protect tiles whenever there’s a cascade or double move so you will eventually get specials for Polaris to multiply.

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:12 (two years ago) link

Hmmm... guess I'll work on him next for my 4* after I'm done with Lokigator
Still feel like nothing works too well against the BRB/Kitty/Polaris PVP team though. Finally champed my Kitty after all these years, at least

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:01 (two years ago) link

If you can burn down Polaris quickly, Kitty and BRB aren't too bad to manage; the real problem is all the free blue BRB generates, which lets Polaris stun you into oblivion. Melting Polaris and stunning Kitty slows them down to where you can knock them off before BRB gets 12 green in his pocket. 5* Colossus/Switch also help because of the damage reduction (Colossus for the mounting match damage, Switch for the power damage).

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:07 (two years ago) link

Blob only gives protects during enemy turns. Part of the insanity is that the tile damage increases don't have a limit -- with the boosted loan Blob, they easily go into the five digits.

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:48 (two years ago) link

I will say that the Thing/Star Lord/Mordo node of SHIELD Training was one of the easiest goes I've had of it in a while.

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 15:29 (two years ago) link

The Day 2 5* node was much harder than that Day 3 node.

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 15:57 (two years ago) link

you guys have the boosted 5* needed?

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 17:07 (two years ago) link

my Onslaught is 2/3/4; effectively I just made him invisible to keep him out of the way and let Polaris buff Blob into the stratosphere

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:28 (two years ago) link

I have a single Onslaught cover, 0/0/1. Essentially just a meat shield.

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 14 October 2021 10:53 (two years ago) link

SON OF A BITCH, I didn't realize until today that they give you free tokens for using Devil Dinosaur every day in this event.

Nhex, Sunday, 17 October 2021 17:28 (two years ago) link

lmao i didn't realize until you posted

poster of sparks (rogermexico.), Sunday, 17 October 2021 21:46 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

They finally added the famous Marvel character Big Wheel to this game

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 16 December 2021 19:48 (one year ago) link

Amazing. And he's 5*.

BTW you get special Spidey vault tokens for using a Peter Parker everyday, don't forget

Nhex, Thursday, 16 December 2021 20:13 (one year ago) link

Not only is he a 5*, he seems to be a good 5*

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Friday, 17 December 2021 03:20 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Okay they just put up an Okoye/Beta Ray Bill/Apocalypse CP store. I already have all three champed but I’m SORELY tempted to get more champ levels on them because all three are bad ass.

castanuts (DJP), Tuesday, 1 February 2022 02:24 (one year ago) link

Welp, I was saving to get to that crazy amount of CP you need to fully cover someone but I think I'll just bite on that store

Nhex, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 04:16 (one year ago) link

That's an amazing store. Too bad I am psychologically unable to save up points for a leg day.

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 2 February 2022 11:29 (one year ago) link

Your poor calves!
I'll be here all week folks

Nhex, Wednesday, 2 February 2022 14:51 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I have been playing this game for 2,961 days.

Today I hit max level with my first 4* character (teen Jean)

only (does some wildly inaccurate math) 358,281 days to go before I max out the 4* tier

castanuts (DJP), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 17:47 (one year ago) link

I have played this game quite a bit and I think it's safe to say I will never max a 4*

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 19:56 (one year ago) link

lol for some reason when trump got elected i lost interest in match 3s! it was the weirdest thing.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 February 2022 00:06 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Currently enjoying the 9th Anniversary event.
Felt compelled to burn up my hoard after so much saving - went through about 50 LLs and 900 CP on the Fan Favorites event so I could finally champ Beta Ray Bill. Ended up with a pretty usable 3/3/5 Chasm who seems like he totally breaks the game?

Nhex, Friday, 14 October 2022 03:09 (one year ago) link

Chasm is such a troll, it’s great

castanuts (DJP), Saturday, 15 October 2022 03:11 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ok I champed Chasm so I'm set for a while until they inevitably nerf him
I kept rolling LL to build up Doctor Thor but didn't quite make it all the way. She's out of the rotation now

Current legends 5*s are Phoenix Emma, Immortal She-Hulk and Chasm. Chasm will rotate out next for Arcade, so if you still want him this is the time

Doesn't seem like Emma, Immortal She-Hulk or Arcade are great, back to hoarding CP and tokens?

Nhex, Friday, 4 November 2022 14:36 (one year ago) link

I finally changed all the classic 5s so I’m going to continue pulling latest tokens to keep up with new releases

castanuts (DJP), Saturday, 5 November 2022 18:51 (one year ago) link


castanuts (DJP), Saturday, 5 November 2022 18:52 (one year ago) link


castanuts (DJP), Saturday, 5 November 2022 18:52 (one year ago) link

how often do you IAP? not judging - but i noticed the times I did and got 30 days of extra rewards it doesn't help the addiction machine flowing. sometimes i just buy a $2 thing for that

i say this as i'm about to break down and buy a $10 season pass for marvel snap because that game has got its hooks in me at the moment

Nhex, Monday, 7 November 2022 02:23 (one year ago) link

I used to not do it at all but I kind of went whole hog during the anniversary season, mostly because I was so close to champing all the 5s that the extra shards from opening latest tokens were worth it (plus also extra BRB/Shang Chi/Kitty levels? Why yes I would like that very much, thank you)

castanuts (DJP), Monday, 7 November 2022 04:05 (one year ago) link

totally agree, this anniversary season was excellent with those Fan Favorite picks + all the extra tokens they gave out for it

Nhex, Monday, 7 November 2022 13:20 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Boy do I love those Champion Reward updates... though I wonder how it effects the "economy" of the game a bit, i'll take those extra 5*s and 4*s for sure

Nhex, Thursday, 22 December 2022 18:37 (eleven months ago) link

The champion rewards and a surfeit of spending money got me to really whale out on this game and I could have gone even harder, like every chained offer they had this month seemed to be worth it (I didn’t buy all of them)

castanuts (DJP), Thursday, 22 December 2022 21:17 (eleven months ago) link

Which ones did you get?
And uh, any good deals on iTunes credit

Nhex, Friday, 23 December 2022 05:39 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

The new developers are absolutely on fire as far as the characters they’ve been rolling out. I’ve just been rolling through PVE with Wong, Clea, and 5trange (helps that Wong and Clea are boosted) and it’s been absolute carnage. Half the time, Wong starts the match with beefy strikes or protects on the board that he then buffs if anyone has the Kamar-Taj support equipped, and then you chase yellow and keep casting Wing’s yellow to put more strikes/protects on the board (with the auto buff) while any power fired from the enemy gets double-hit by passives from Clea and 5trange. If anyone gets enough AP to cast a dangerous power, you can switch them to the front and cast Clea’s blue on them, effectively shutting them down for the rest of the fight. Also, with Kamar-Taj equipped, the first cast of Wong’s yellow only costs 4 AP, and subsequent casts immediately resolve the cooldown so you can spam a ludicrous number of strikes/protects if you can get enough yellow AP

castanuts (DJP), Wednesday, 29 March 2023 12:50 (eight months ago) link

I have like none of those guys!

VIP is only $1 right now, not sure how long the promo is for $1, sure

Nhex, Monday, 3 April 2023 17:46 (seven months ago) link

Actually i do have 5 Strange, gotta work on those others

Nhex, Monday, 3 April 2023 17:58 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

Kinda nuts, right? Also please keep requesting teamups

Nhex, Friday, 29 September 2023 19:27 (two months ago) link

Proud of everyone still playing this 10 years later.

Jeff, Friday, 29 September 2023 20:48 (two months ago) link

The changes are absolutely bonkers

the new drip king (DJP), Friday, 29 September 2023 23:40 (two months ago) link

I loaded it up for the first time in years. I got around 50 4* and 5* covers before I could do anything. Can't try out the new feature as I have no dupes, and the next 5-10 slots will go to the new characters I just got.

formerly abanana (dat), Monday, 2 October 2023 23:30 (one month ago) link

I have a 5* Rogue now and she single-handedly neuters half the current top characters

the new drip king (DJP), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 02:26 (one month ago) link

you had two maxed 4* Rogues!??

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 03:42 (one month ago) link

VIP 50% off this month btw

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 03:53 (one month ago) link

also how funny is it that it only took them 10 years to implement a text search function for your roster

Nhex, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 04:04 (one month ago) link

I had one maxed Rogue and 1 baby champ Rogue

the new drip king (DJP), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:32 (one month ago) link

You can merge a maxed champ with a maxed level character, no need to champ the second one (in fact, it’s only to your advantage to max champ the first merge, it’s diminishing returns for the subsequent merges for 1-3 stars; the forums were awash in math trying to figure out the optimal strategy)

the new drip king (DJP), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:34 (one month ago) link

ahh ok. i am still pretty confused about some of the steps, but i just assume it's all worth it for farming better rewards besides getting a beefy low* character

Nhex, Thursday, 5 October 2023 01:19 (one month ago) link

Metassential Mini Vault SEEMS like it's worth the HP to burn on 10x tokens but what do you guys think

Nhex, Thursday, 12 October 2023 01:01 (one month ago) link

In general, I am in favor of going ham during anniversary month

Also, Doctor Bong is ridiculous fun, I spent some time running him with IHulk and Omega Red and spamming his yellow; true heals for everyone

the new drip king (DJP), Thursday, 12 October 2023 14:25 (one month ago) link

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