I have a bad feeling it wont stay around for every day...
I hope it does but I can see this also being a temporary thing for like a week or so.
I see it as a short term solution as well. You can see it with the Taco Token rewards, its a limited number of 3*s you can gain from those tokens. So if it does stay for a while you can expect those 3*s to be in rotation as rewards for the guaranteed cover. Also Im guessing it will be the "easily" attained cover given as the reward. As with the green stormhawk given the other day. Ive had 5 in that and keep getting her green, it seems the more readily given of her covers. Im happy with the Classic Magneto and Luke Cage cover. Once again though I now have 4 in righteous uppercut, so is that his most prevalent cover?
My main concern is that this really isnt a quick solution to rectify the problem. Basically it seems like the devs way of saying, "Hey we know we have too many 3* covers and people cant level them up, lets use this daily quest to help them." One of the biggest problem is the first essential node. I see it from both sides though. You have that essential character, you only have 1 cover that helps you get another color and level up said character. Its also a deterrent for the people who DONT know how to play MPQ. You dont have the required character? Then you dont need this cover and waste spots in your roster instead of leveling up the characters you have to be effective. I guess doesnt matter anyways once they get a gold from a Taco token they'll drop that level 50 IM35 to have a 1 cover yellow Groocket.
I just think long term, people will wait for Guaranteed covers and this game will become uber casual to a lot of people. Im not wasting time on PVP or PVE I can get some decent covers from the Deadpool Daily, then I get my daily rewards, Im all set! Im sure the hardcore wont think like that but really why try to get top 100 for a c mags cover when you play an easy round and are guaranteed one? Its a no brainer.
Just to weigh my opinion on it, I do like it. Its fun to play to get my daily reward and some other prizes. Its something to do before I jump into PVP or PVE. And its a shit ton better than wasting time on the Simulator. Although Im thinking I may try to get the top prizes in the simulator this time, I wouldnt mind more luke cage and squirrel girl covers. But damn, point values are so low in the simulator cause no one really plays it.
Speaking of Squirrel girl, I have a level 102 squirrel girl. She really is tons of fun to play. I know its stupid but I dont mind leveling her up. And aside from GSBW where can I get a decent active Green/Purple combo?
Lastly talking about Combos, I hate making teams with powered up characters because I cant guage if thats there true abilities. However I have a team which works well in this PVE that Ive been using: Deadpool, Cyclops, Groocket. I was always worried about Deadpools red not finishing off people, however in this team he actually can kill most hand in one shot. How is that? Groocket is powered up, so his blue strike tiles are off the charts, they push Deadpools red over the limit. Cyclops yellow feed deadpool red, so in no time you have enough red for deadpool to slice every enemy in a wave, then hit them with whales and done. For backup if needed you have Cyclops black, I finally got the progression reward, and Groockets green, nothing special but it can create mini cascades. Also put groocket in the front as much as possible for a meat shield, he gets too hurt, match a yellow and he's back! Once again I have to point out that Cyclops and Groocket are powered up for the event, so real world use might be a little different.
Sidenote: Did anyone else realize with Dr Doom's purple ability that he and Lazy Thor are a rainbow team unto themselves? All colors represented with just those 2. I didnt realize it myself until I was trying out a new team combo. Since those 2 already have all the colors your 3rd could be whoever you like or would complement them.
This really turned out longer than I thought it would....