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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 mean, imagine Valkyrie's red on a character with insane health for a 5*; that's Apocalypse

Then, put Kitty with him and he's immune to stun

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:07 (five months ago) link


yeah looking forward to champing him! I have too much iso debt to put anything into him now. I'm a couple days from champing 4* hawkeye ronin, the last 4* I haven't champed that isn't limited (Spider Ham) or new (Hellcat & now Legion).

then I can champ Mister Sinister already but don't have the iso, and then the three new ones need iso, and 5* Loki is just a cover away from champable.

the real iso drain has been rechamping all the 3*s. my third time through champing the 3*s, but they're a lucrative farm, and it's good to keep a champ 3* since they help in pvp (though the last few pvps have been 4* which is good for my roster, and the current Karolina one shows how annoying she is to play against, going airborne again and again).

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:12 (five months ago) link

& nicki minaj with Kitty & BRB was very fun

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:12 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Thoughts on Killmonger?

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 2 July 2020 15:25 (four months ago) link

He seems good, not likely to be top meta, but better than e.g. Havok. I'd like to champ him! He may have interesting interactions with Mister Sinister, who I can already champ but haven't had the ISO yet.

I'm back to hoarding CP & LLs. I got iHulk to 5-4-3 and softcapped him at 415 because you want him 33 levels less than your Okoye to minimize the colors he tanks. I have Yelena champable (currently saving ISO to do it) and Apocalpyse at 5-2-5 with nearly enough shards for the last color. I'll break the hoard again once Yelena leaves LLs, or when I need an Onslaught cover for a required node. I don't think Onslaught is very good, certainly ok but not great. I think.

I finished champing all the 4* except for Spider-Ham and the two newest ones (Hellcat & Legion).

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 2 July 2020 16:02 (four months ago) link

I agree. I wish Onslaught had been 4* and Legion had been 5* (although I understand why Legion was 4*)

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 2 July 2020 16:29 (four months ago) link

yeah, I agree with your Onslaught/Legion transposition. Do you think Legion is a 4* because he would be too powerful otherwise, at 6ap per power?

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 2 July 2020 16:31 (four months ago) link

Yeah, 6 AP/power with 6 ever-changing powers depending on your current AP levels means you can always fling SOMETHING at the opposing team that will likely be nightmarish to deal with at 5* levels

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 2 July 2020 16:36 (four months ago) link

that seems right to me!

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 2 July 2020 16:57 (four months ago) link

guys I would just like to apologize for my inactivity during shelter in place... for whatever reason I’ve found it tough to play since this whole thing started... 😢

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 13:57 (four months ago) link

I'm hitting the point in leveling up my 3* guys that they're all giving me this cascade of legendary tokens. It's ... pretty nice

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 9 July 2020 17:19 (four months ago) link

(xp) Yeah, me too. I usually play MPQ on my work commute, which I haven't had since sometime in March. I've been doing the Deadpool daily and not much else.

Vernon Locke, Thursday, 9 July 2020 23:23 (four months ago) link

I do the daily and the 4*/5* PVE nodes that give CP.

wasdnous (abanana), Friday, 10 July 2020 07:01 (four months ago) link

I was like that for years, and will definitely slip back into that pattern sooner or later. The occasional injection of VIP access and new cards can get me going for a month at a time.

Nhex, Friday, 10 July 2020 07:37 (four months ago) link

I just champed Apocalypse! Now I have 17 champed 5*, two champable once I get the iso (Mister Sinister & Yelena), and one softcapped at 415 (iHulk at 5-4-3). Apocalypse is very good. In PVE with half health 5Thor & BRB, the damage he does is nuts. Just fire his yellow and things start to go well very quickly. I imagine he'll team well with BRB in PVP, or with say 5Iceman if you want the antistun for dealing with e.g. Bishop or Worthy Cap (both of whom should get a nerf soon).

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 10 July 2020 13:39 (four months ago) link

Nice! My Apocalypse is still 0/1/3 but when I pair him with Thorkoye he still melts faces; that red is stupid funny. How are you speccing him?

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 10 July 2020 13:56 (four months ago) link

3-5-5; the red goes to 4 (!) hits at 5. The black still packs a punch at 3 too. It seems pretty definitive that way. I had him at 5-2-5 during the last PVE when he was buffed to god mode and even with red at 2 with his yellow fired he was doing close to 100k damage. Unbelievable.

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 10 July 2020 13:59 (four months ago) link

btw BRB/Kitty for 4* Falcon's PVP is kind of hilarious, if slow

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 10 July 2020 14:08 (four months ago) link

yes, I got to my usual 1000 with that team but it was indeed slow. I wish Falcon's red fired at more like 10, because it would be fun to use it occasionally! But whoever gets to 14ap without some autogeneration like BRB has for blue/green?

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 10 July 2020 14:11 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

I wish Polaris was a 5* instead of Old Man Daken

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 26 August 2020 23:57 (two months ago) link

I haven't looked at Polaris yet. But 4 stars are just a waste for me now. Sure, I'll have it champed very soon, but I won't ever use it.

I'm sitting on 1000CP trying to decide if I want to try to draw the last two Onslaught covers I need, or not.

with shards I got the 13th iHulk cover but the general consensus is to keep him 33 (I think?) levels below Okoye if you want her to tank purple and blue (in addition to red, black, and yellow). But it's frustrating not to champ him! I have three covers for him saved also. Still, Okoye + iHulk is now my default CL10 PVE team.

Hopefully there'll be a CP store soon with Okoye covers.

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:58 (two months ago) link

Polaris has the potential to be the new Bishop with the special tile madness

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:07 (two months ago) link

huh. I hate Bishop though, as a 5* player. Mine is leveled ok (280+ somewhere) but he sucks to play and he sucks to play against. I am aware of a nerf to him that is baked into the current game but not yet implemented; it may have been put there as a joke by the developers to taunt the data miners.

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 27 August 2020 12:44 (two months ago) link

Speaking of which, looks like Bishop and Worthy Cap got some hard nerfs/reworks. Never was able to invest in 'em anyway...

Nhex, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:33 (two months ago) link

Yeah, I was reading the forum posts about this and giggling my ass off

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:37 (two months ago) link

Also I am making Polaris my bonus hero ASAP

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:38 (two months ago) link

re nerfs I'm lovin it

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:38 (two months ago) link

yeah Polaris is pretty crazy, I like that teams with her are simple to beat but also powerhouses on offense. That's like the Thorkoye meta: I beat those teams 100% of the time, but it's still a good way to climb to 500 or so.

I ended up drawing my mini CP horde & got Apocalypse to 462. I fully covered Killmonger & will get the last Onslaught covers on shards. But they're both meh. I got 5Loki to 13 covers on shards a few days ago too, I guess I'll champ him. We'll see if Heimdall is worth drawing.

Joey Corona (Euler), Friday, 4 September 2020 16:44 (two months ago) link

Onslaught + 5* ProfX is super fucking annoying, esp. if you’re running Thorkoye

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 4 September 2020 21:42 (two months ago) link

Worthy Cap might still be OK? Not crazy but not terrible. Bishop will now generate 1 blue AP a turn and does nothing else.

wasdnous (abanana), Friday, 4 September 2020 23:47 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

The following teams are insane:

Polaris/5Marvel/BRB: hello winfinite
Polaris/Kitty/Grocket: hello face-melting
5Prof/Onslaght/America: hello boardshake critocalypse
Polaris/Apocalypse/BRB: hello neverending protects/strikes
4Jugg/IHulk/Grocket: hello different face-melting

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 5 October 2020 13:52 (one month ago) link

My preferred teams for PVE are still Apocalypse (now up to 464), BRB, 5Thor ; and Okoye-iHulk-whatever (Doctor Strange if bots, whatever 5* is buffed otherwise).

PVP it's still BRB+Kitty, at least when I get high enough to worry about retals. I always play to 1000, hit 1200 on the last one because I had some plump easy targets floating high (Okoye-Thors basically, they are so fast and easy to down).

A couple of days ago I drew the last cover for Onslaught, so I'll champ him next. I'm close to having half of the 5* champed! I've champed Killmonger and Yelena and Loki in the last month-ish.

All cars are bad (Euler), Monday, 5 October 2020 16:45 (one month ago) link

Since America is champed, I put my undercovered 5Prof and Onslaught with her and just vaporized PvE, it was amazing

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 5 October 2020 17:13 (one month ago) link

level 10 PVE? I think you mean that she's buffed, also?

All cars are bad (Euler), Monday, 5 October 2020 17:33 (one month ago) link

yes I meant buffed, and yes lvl 10 PVE

shout-out to his family (DJP), Monday, 5 October 2020 17:44 (one month ago) link

Never heard of Polaris before MPQ, so I just looked up her origin:

"Lorna found herself compelled to travel to San Francisco, where Mesmero was. There she encountered the X-Man Iceman, who broke her trance by causing her to slip on a patch of ice and then convinced her to come to his apartment."

I guess that's one way to get a girl to come back to your crib

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 5 October 2020 23:28 (one month ago) link

Wow. No wonder that relationship failed

Nhex, Monday, 5 October 2020 23:34 (one month ago) link

Well, besides the obvious reason

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 01:14 (one month ago) link

I always liked Alex and Lorna more than Scott and Jean

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 01:15 (one month ago) link

Alex's character has been obliterated this past decade

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 03:06 (one month ago) link

No one can remember if he's even good or evil anymore

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 03:06 (one month ago) link

Holy shit, after so many years they FINALLY added the ability to save teams.

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:27 (one month ago) link

Also the previous update let you finally filter roster by * lvl and other things, bout time

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:28 (one month ago) link

Yeah I was quietly boggling at that earlier today

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:32 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

I just championed my 75th 4* -- Devil Dinosaur. I think I've reached the end of the game.

wasdnous (abanana), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 21:39 (two weeks ago) link

Nice. I’m happy enough with the daily quests.

All cars are bad (Euler), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

I champed Anti-Venom yesterday, now onto Negasonic until Red Guardian hits packs

My only unchanged 4*s are Spider-Ham, Elsa, Negasonic, and Red Guardian. My Polaris is only 271 and is still the most important 4* in my roster; she has to get nerfed at some point because you can get to winfinite within 4 turns with her, 5Marvel, and BRB.

DJP, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 01:28 (two weeks ago) link

any opinions on the new daily quests?

DJP, Thursday, 12 November 2020 19:33 (one week ago) link

Not really enough for me, tbh. Great for new players, I'm sure

Nhex, Thursday, 12 November 2020 19:35 (one week ago) link

They give a little more structure to my play. They’re fine.

I’ve champed all the 4* except Spider Ham and Red Guardian. Right now I’m just champing dupes of all the 3*. Boring but it’s MPQ.

All cars are bad (Euler), Thursday, 12 November 2020 20:42 (one week ago) link

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