Finally got my Purple Deadpool.
That was miserable. Whoever made that last essential node with like 263 4hor, Luke Cage and Loki can burn in hell.
I wasted a few hundred HP and ISO buying boosts because I kept failing. I hate that I was forced to use stupid Frank. Ugh. BUT I finally was able to slowly but surely take them down with Steve and Hood. I gave myself +3 Blue/Purple +3 All AP and 100% Bonus Match Damage. The boosted match damage just put me on their damage output level and then the other AP ones were so I could quickly start off with Steve's Blue to get Luke stunned and not able to put up his defense tile and then to be sure I had some strong defense tiles on the board myself early on. All my other attempts I got slaughtered but as usual with the Steve/Hood combo I actually ended with each of the three characters of mine at a healthy level of Hit Points still.
But yeah I tried my hardest not to be that crazy person on the train this morning when I got that node done hahaha I did like a fist grab/ shake in air and exclaimed "YES!!!" but that was it haha
This Gauntlet was pretty awesome in that it got both my Hood and Deadpool now to their ideal builds for me and then of course the copious amounts of ISO! Granted I spent probably like 400 HP but really still a total net gain.
In playing through this event I realized a few things. I never play for extended periods of time really anymore, unless at the very end of a PvE I actually care about. With that then having a strong big roster is nice but having my main characters maxed would be even better since more often than not I just play a few matches using my really strong guys and then am bored and done for that time. Plus on so many occasions now, that Steve/Hood combo has saved my ass and yet I left my Hood at 143 and my Steve at 152. Then there is Deadpool and BP who are also up there but not quite maxed.
I know in terms of ISO to actual gain I should focus on X-Force, Doom, Torch, Colossus, Falcon, Daken, Capt Marvel or even Daredevil based on their current power levels but really like I said I just usually end up using my main guys and so for now I will focus on getting them up to 166. Once I do that I will have 8 max level character at 166.
I have been noticing more and more that I hate having Hulk on my team. I never use his Green because almost all my teams now pretty much use countdowns, traps or attack/protect/strike tiles. Plus his Red is just garbage. He is literally just a meat shield for me. With that then too when I was gimped in this event not being able to use Thor or Patch, I have no other really good Green users at all. Which made me look back at Torch a bit more too seeing as again his Green may not be ideal but at least it is a decent one to help build out a more rainbow team from time to time.
Also, I really am digging Daredevil. With him boosted for me he was at 153 I believe and so it was a good taste of what a maxed Daredevil would be able to do. He is 5/5/3 for me and so while his Red is crazy powerful, I never really used it. His Purple is perfect in situations against a bunch of protect, strike or attack tiles. His Blue is pretty nice too seeing as you stun the enemy and if you can protect that countdown for one turn after they come back then you can insta-stun them again. Not perfect but still decent. As a support character with just Purple and Blue he is pretty decent now and then with his Red as a fallback I can see myself actually caring to level him up in the near future.
This is a super long post of me just ranting my thoughts on my current situation in the game. I just kept going and going and now I just realized how long this is o.O (that's what she said?)