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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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

this is on iphone?

haha dude, it sure is

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

lol true

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always think I love Combined Arms until I actually play it.

Give me Balance of Power all day, every day.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Friday, 26 October 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

C4rol/Loki/Daken again lol

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 26 October 2018 01:46 (one year ago) link

America Chavez/The Hood/Hawkeye

adam the (abanana), Friday, 26 October 2018 07:11 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Hi dorks. I used to be part of ilx-statix before I got booted for inactivity due to boneheadedly leaving my phone on an airplane. But I’m back and playing daily and grinding a bit on all the PVEs. If there’s s slot open or an inactive player, I’d love to join up again, espesh before the Sinister 600 event. I’m trying to go *** -> **** but I can’t find a dece alliance to help.

rb (soda), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:29 (eleven months ago) link

Oh oops, sorry about that! Are you around now, I can make a space for you (there someone who has been inactive for 2 weeks I can kick)

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:04 (eleven months ago) link

Btw if you’re on facebook messenger that’s a good way to reach me to coordinate

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:05 (eleven months ago) link

I'm up to 7 5* champs now. Upside: grinding is much faster now. Downside: I champ new 4*s without knowing their abilities because I will never use them except when required. The only 4* I don't have champed now are Taskmaster, Domino, Bishop, Nebula, and Prowler, and they're all well-along. I steadily wonder what I am still playing for, since I don't see any reason to use anything but 5* Thor + Jessica Jones in PVP and 5* Doctor Strange in PVE; like, Kitty Pryde seems fun and I'm getting her pretty well covered but she's not gonna replace Jessica Jones. Anyway I guess the real answer is that I still have to poop and as long as that persists, there's a place for MPQ in my life.

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:17 (eleven months ago) link

Kitty is great in PVE. I’ve started playing her/Nico/4* Grocket and the passive damage escalation is hilarious.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:17 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

wait did they just finally fix 3* carol's face

Nhex, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:53 (nine months ago) link

it only took them, what, 4 years?

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 3 March 2019 10:29 (nine months ago) link

ugh even doing the deadpool daily is now a burden for me

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 3 March 2019 10:51 (nine months ago) link

when it gets like that for me i just do the CP node and that's it. actually unless i have a chance at the 4* token I don't even do the rest

Nhex, Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:47 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

lol they changed Wanda's face now too. all female characters should live in fear now

Nhex, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 18:52 (seven months ago) link


GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:27 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

game down for anyone else? I can’t get past Loading... Loading... no %

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:04 (five months ago) link

They are in a maintenance window

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:05 (five months ago) link

btw if we are reviving this thread, can I just say Okoye + Sabretooth = lol

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:06 (five months ago) link

Also I champed 5* SadCap because that's how the bonus covers fell but I REALLY want to champ Kitty, Hela, and Storm

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 14:07 (five months ago) link

Thanking u for intel DJP.

I’m still working 4* transition but enjoying ye olde Medusa/Carnage/Reed team

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:12 (five months ago) link

I'm still playing every day, and I still only have 1 5* with 13 covers. I'm at the point where I sleep through the puzzle gameplay and just experience the gacha game stamping on my face forever.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:34 (five months ago) link

I just do 3 nodes of the Deadpool daily each day plus the crash of the Titans

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:42 (five months ago) link

I recently champed my Silver Surfer though

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:43 (five months ago) link

I always liked Jessica Jones but didn't have her covered enough to make her a factor in any of my compositions. I've started leveling my 5s when they're boosted, so when she came up this past week I leveled her to 390 (3/2/4) and wow am I a believer now; I was tearing through all sorts of teams with her/Okoye/.5 Thor, including so many Gritty teams

I also realized that Gritty/Bishop is susceptible to Okoye/.5 Thor/4* blue stunner (ie, Gamora/Iceman/Peggy); the blue match damage is below the threshold to trigger Bishop and once you get enough AP to stun him, you can cascade Kitty to death and then usually get rid of Bishop shortly thereafter, leaving a lonely exposed Grocket to stomp on while Okoye runs through all of the yellow .5 Thor has banked for her to heal and create TU cascades to make .5 Thor's green and red even worse.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:58 (five months ago) link

yeah one reason I stopped playing was the proliferation of Gritty/Bishop at the 5* level so I'm glad you're finding a way through it without smashing your phone

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:02 (five months ago) link

what's gritty

Nhex, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:13 (five months ago) link

Gritty = 4* Groot/Rocket + Kitty Pride

Grocket places 7 strikes at the beginning of the match and Kitty instantly starts buffing them to insane degrees every turn until you can get rid of 4 of them or down her

It's super annoying

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:20 (five months ago) link

I've been trying to use black suit Spider-man against Gritty, since he nullifies enemy strike tiles, but once there's an attack tile out from Kitty's red I'm fucked.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:28 (five months ago) link

I’ve had a good amount of success using Okoye to match away the strikes while .5 Thor passively collects yellow and generates cascades, oftentimes wiping other strikes off the board, then healing Okoye and nuking Kitty with Thor’s green/red. Of course when it doesn’t work, it’s a nightmare.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 10:48 (five months ago) link

i might've started playing this again if gritty was on the roster

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:12 (five months ago) link

Anyone pull from Latest Legends now that 5* Storm is available? I decided to go for it since I had 350 CP banked and ended up with:

1 yellow Rescue (now 1/2/0)
1 black Hela (now 0/1/3)
2 yellow Storms (now 0/0/3)

This probably means I won't see another 5* until October...

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:32 (five months ago) link

(also I got back 22 CP from the champ levels for the 4*s I drew, which hey)

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:34 (five months ago) link

Nice turnaround today - Pulled a 3* Bulleye, which netted me a 4* Kingpin reward, which then got me a 5* Daredevil reward.

Nhex, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 18:36 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

5* Storm and 5* Iceman are beasts, even underleveled. In particular, required 5* Storm on the Royal Family node made my Thorkoye combo extremely happy.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 26 July 2019 13:36 (four months ago) link

Oh also my kingdom for Sabertooth covers, he is the anti-Gritty

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 26 July 2019 13:37 (four months ago) link

I haven't drawn one of the new 5* for a long time now, I'm just drawing classics. I played the season sim to 2000 just for laffs the other day, I had to skip a lot of gritty but I got it.

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 26 July 2019 15:45 (four months ago) link

IMO Storm and Iceman are both worth it

This video of Iceman going stun-crazy is hilarious:

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:22 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

3D acceleration is... weird! Amazed it took them this many years to do it though lol

Nhex, Friday, 9 August 2019 18:58 (three months ago) link

I think I hate it

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:02 (three months ago) link

new framerate is... weird

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:54 (three months ago) link

lol I had five pulls that I could use in the 5* Prof X store and I walked away with:

1 blue Dr Strange
1 blue Banner
1 blue Prof X

plus 1 purple Medusa and 1 blue (!) Shuri

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 22 August 2019 21:07 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

you guys, the MPQ forum is hilariously bad

post after post after post of high-end or high-end wannabe players demanding that the game give them free rewards with little-to-no time investment/effort/money

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:39 (three weeks ago) link

D3Go just announced that they are removing bonus heroes and replacing them with a shard system that lets you target specific powers on a character and people are having shit-fits because... they aren't getting hundreds of free levels on 5* characters, as far as I can tell

There is also sentiment that collecting shards on a character will be wasted if you RNG into enough covers to champ them, even though shards also count towards champion levels, because no one in this slice of the player base wants to feed champion levels to any of their characters...?

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:41 (three weeks ago) link

5* Hawkeye and 4* Cap (Worthy) is a pretty crazy team. There's a few in PVP but most people are still running Gritty.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 18 November 2019 00:12 (two weeks ago) link

Worthy Cap is a total asshole

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 18 November 2019 13:01 (two weeks ago) link

The shard system seems good so far, I like it

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

It's very good IMO.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

I like it too

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:23 (two weeks ago) link

I don't like that it's added an extra "acknowledge your shards" tap after every token you open

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 21 November 2019 22:01 (two weeks ago) link

I worry that I'll put all my 5* shards into one character and then that character will get nerfed before I can use them.

It's better than the old system, in any case.

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 22 November 2019 00:15 (one week ago) link

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