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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

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9627011/photos/abe-simpson-gif.gif

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
http://www.d3pforums.com/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=025668e1c04b6aa393455576747a7e82

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.
to:
(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’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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (five months ago) link

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

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

IMO Storm and Iceman are both worth it

This video of Iceman going stun-crazy is hilarious: https://youtu.be/zo5JtWLCfIQ

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

I think I hate it

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

new framerate is... weird

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:54 (five 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 (four 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (one month ago) link

Worthy Cap is a total asshole

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 18 November 2019 13:01 (one month ago) link

The shard system seems good so far, I like it

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

It's very good IMO.

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 21 November 2019 20:15 (one month ago) link

I like it too

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

two weeks pass...

Don't sell any max champion characters in the next week. They're changing the rewards and giving out some retroactive rewards for rostered characters.

wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 7 December 2019 09:55 (one month ago) link

Ooooh

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Saturday, 7 December 2019 18:36 (one month ago) link

Yeah this looks great. I’ll get my 5* Iceman champed right away!

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 7 December 2019 18:48 (one month ago) link

I got 6 5* covers from the retroactive awards, plus a leg token that gave me another 5*. Nothing on characters that I can use yet (all in the 1-8 cover range), but nice nonetheless.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:24 (one month ago) link

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

really my only complaint. the new ui is just *more* stuff to click thru/on.

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:27 (one month ago) link

I have to admit I miss the thrill of getting an entire card I wanted instead of just .03 of one.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 21:51 (one month ago) link

I got something like 6-7 extra 5* covers and… I champed Wasp. God help me, I champed 5* Wasp.

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 00:09 (one month ago) link

I got 10 5* covers. I champed Iceman. Now my Cable is pretty close too. A good haul!

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 07:21 (one month ago) link

"You got 198 reward(s) from updated Champion levels!"

Nhex, Monday, 16 December 2019 15:52 (one month ago) link

"You got 312 reward(s) from updated Champion levels!"

uh holy wow

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 15:59 (one month ago) link

Thanks to this, I champed Kitty, 5 Storm, and Archangel, plus got 2 Beta Ray Bill covers

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:12 (one month ago) link

nice on Kitty, jealous! I got 200ish more, let me champ my Archangel lol, got Cable to one cover away, Prof X 2 away. 10 champed 5* now!

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:13 (one month ago) link

I've got 11 champed 5*s now (Okoye, GladiThor, Surfer, Gambit, OML, Thanos, Archangel, InfiniCap, Kitty, Storm, LolWasp)

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:41 (one month ago) link

I have Thor, Jessica Jones, Doctor Strange, Phoenix, Iceman, BeardoCap, OML, Archangel, Silver Surfer, and Ghost Rider

I REALLY want Okoye and Kitty obv

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:44 (one month ago) link

I REALLY want Strange, JJ, and Iceman

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:49 (one month ago) link

I got really lucky with Okoye; she's way higher level than any of my other champs (463)

Basically, I just chase yellow and teamups and let .5 Thor smash the other teams into little bits

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 16:50 (one month ago) link

Yeah that's what I want to do!

JJ and Strange are great, the former on defense, the latter for PVE.

But Kitty, mmm... I can reliably beat her now with Strange+Bishop in PVP, but Bishop always dies, so it eats up health packs.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 16 December 2019 18:24 (one month ago) link

This bonus load was from the weird way they handled 4* retroactive awards the first time around. Only 5* I got was Iceman, now at 4 covers.

I still only have Phoenix as a 5* champion. Dr. Strange is at 11 covers, and I suspect I'll get him to 13 in a few months.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 16 December 2019 18:39 (one month ago) link

The forum meltdown over the initial reward payout was spectacular

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 19:37 (one month ago) link

So what ARE you supposed to do against 4* Carol in PVP, anyway?

Nhex, Friday, 27 December 2019 03:41 (three weeks ago) link

Stun her. G4mora and 4Iceman are the best options but anyone who can stun and/or go invisible is good against her. (Vulture is also an option since he can remove countdowns with his blue.)

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Friday, 27 December 2019 03:56 (three weeks ago) link

ty!

Nhex, Friday, 27 December 2019 05:16 (three weeks ago) link

Champed 5Prof X today woohoo

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 28 December 2019 22:04 (two weeks ago) link

I have 4 of his covers and he's already somewhat useful.

wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 28 December 2019 23:57 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

is it just me or is northstar pretty crap? I don’t check the forums lol I just get my news here

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:25 (three days ago) link

No one is impressed. (In fairness, that matches the character in the books so well done MPQ.)

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:32 (three days ago) link

the dumb loaner is annoying to fight against because he keeps airborning whoever is tanking my gladiathor
but yeah he seems weak

juntos pedemos (Euler), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:43 (three days ago) link

No one is impressed. (In fairness, that matches the character in the books so well done MPQ.)


lmao. “much less useful than he should be” seems about right.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 15:50 (three days ago) link


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