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#4651 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:56 PM

For the veteran who needs 1350hp to add a slot, a tiny chance at an occasionall 250/1000 doesn't mean much.

The obvious solution is to cap the roster slot price, but every single Q&A has failed to acknowledge that as a possibility.


I think it's because it's pretty much how you monetize the 'in-between' players. Early in the play cycle, you get tricked into gambling on tokens. Late in the play cycle, you either regularly drop cash into the game to stay on top (the folks with character multiples, maxed covers the instant the character can be earned, etc.), or you change your play style to match your HP income.

In the middle, you have learned that token draws are lousy. You may still pull the lever, but you recognize the gamble. You keep a bunch of low-covered 3*s, because you never know when they are going to be required. You have to prioritize HP between buying covers, buying roster slots, and shields. If the cost of roster slots go up, eventually you cannot earn enough to juggle everything. So the developers gamble you'll occasionally pony up, you quit, or opt to play a little more casually.

I have put money into the game, but not in a long time. I can keep up with the roster slots with what I have/earn, and rarely use shields (and when I do, my nest egg shrinks fast).

But... what do I know? This is the same company that claims people buy 40 pack tokens because it's 'fun', so maybe I have the economics all wrong, and they fired the guy who knows how to change roster prices.

#4652 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:52 PM

For anyone interested, this is the DP daily rewards for the week:

Covers for this week will be Black Widow (Green), Daken (Purple), Doctor Doom (Black), Loki (Black) and Squirrel Girl (Yellow)

They've given Loki, bw, and daken so far, so it looks like doom and sg for the Next two days.

#4653 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:56 PM

I tried twice for the Daken Purple but failed both times - even wasted the DP whales whales whales.

 

IF model and animations are pretty cool.



#4654 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

I tried twice for the Daken Purple but failed both times - even wasted the DP whales whales whales.

Yeah I actually had the hardest time on that node than I have any of the other DPDQ ones. Ended up squeezing by with Patch, Blade and Falcon.

 

I caved and bought another PvE token right before the end of the event since I have barely played that event and so there was no way I was getting an IF... I got an Elektra. Which technically sucks because she might as well be another IW cover, but at least now the only characters I am missing are 4hor and now IF. Luckily this event has more rewards I couldn't care less about and so I will be starting this event this morning sometime probably and just going for the progression reward.



#4655 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

Upcoming patch notes:

 

"Hello everyone,

It's time for us to take a peek at what's planned for the next MPQ update.

R72 Patch Notes Preview:
(As always, anything listed below is subject to change before release.)

A telepath. A shapeshifter. This month is getting interesting…

Team-Up Improvements

  • - You can now send up to five Team-Ups to your Alliance members at a time (up from three).
    - You can continue to play with characters even if you’ve sent them away as Team-Ups.
    - When you earn a Team-Up, or a friend sends you one, its power is raised to the average level of your four best characters.
    - The max level of a Team-Up is limited to the max level that character could have if they were in your roster.
    - If the average level of your four best characters is lower than the Team-Up’s original level, you’ll get the Team-Up at its original level.
    - When you enter a mission, any empty Team-Up/Boost slots are filled with random available Team-Ups from your inventory.
    - Starting Team-Ups updated for new players.

UI, Tweaks & Bug Fixes


  • - You can check how much cooldown time is left on your Shields while you’re shielded. Select the timer on your current Shield to do so.
    - Mission rewards in Versus matches have been updated. The average Iso-8 earned per mission is unchanged, but there’s now a 250 Iso-8 reward, and the odds of character covers are reduced.
    - Squashed some bugs that kept the display of "Time Left" in Events from showing up.
    - The initial game install file is now a bit smaller.
    - Re-added music missing from the previous patch.
    - Roster Slot prices through slot 25 have been lowered and the first few weeks of Daily Rewards have been re-tuned.
    - Covers in your Rewards cache now expire in 14 days (extended from 7 days)."


#4656 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:10 PM

Yeah I actually had the hardest time on that node than I have any of the other DPDQ ones. Ended up squeezing by with Patch, Blade and Falcon.

 

I caved and bought another PvE token right before the end of the event since I have barely played that event and so there was no way I was getting an IF... I got an Elektra. Which technically sucks because she might as well be another IW cover, but at least now the only characters I am missing are 4hor and now IF. Luckily this event has more rewards I couldn't care less about and so I will be starting this event this morning sometime probably and just going for the progression reward.

DQ for Squirrel Girl - not even going to bother. doing the PVE event now - IF is the last prize. As for the other PVP stuff - will just get to 300 for a token.



#4657 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:26 PM

 

Upcoming patch notes:

 

"Hello everyone,

It's time for us to take a peek at what's planned for the next MPQ update.

R72 Patch Notes Preview:
(As always, anything listed below is subject to change before release.)

A telepath. A shapeshifter. This month is getting interesting…

Team-Up Improvements

  • - You can now send up to five Team-Ups to your Alliance members at a time (up from three).
    - You can continue to play with characters even if you’ve sent them away as Team-Ups.
    - When you earn a Team-Up, or a friend sends you one, its power is raised to the average level of your four best characters.
    - The max level of a Team-Up is limited to the max level that character could have if they were in your roster.
    - If the average level of your four best characters is lower than the Team-Up’s original level, you’ll get the Team-Up at its original level.
    - When you enter a mission, any empty Team-Up/Boost slots are filled with random available Team-Ups from your inventory.
    - Starting Team-Ups updated for new players.

UI, Tweaks & Bug Fixes


  • - You can check how much cooldown time is left on your Shields while you’re shielded. Select the timer on your current Shield to do so.
    - Mission rewards in Versus matches have been updated. The average Iso-8 earned per mission is unchanged, but there’s now a 250 Iso-8 reward, and the odds of character covers are reduced.
    - Squashed some bugs that kept the display of "Time Left" in Events from showing up.
    - The initial game install file is now a bit smaller.
    - Re-added music missing from the previous patch.
    - Roster Slot prices through slot 25 have been lowered and the first few weeks of Daily Rewards have been re-tuned.
    - Covers in your Rewards cache now expire in 14 days (extended from 7 days)."

 

Hmmm

 

The team-up changes are both awesome and shitty. That means now all the random crappy team-ups I get will all be boosted to 166, but at the same time means we cannot score crazy overpowered Team-Ups from PvE events. The fact that we can use our characters even after sending them to teammates is great actually because people can now send actual usable characters. Plus randomly filling the open slots for each match is actually pretty solid. I always think maybe I should throw one in there just in case, but now the game will do it for me. Overall, though we lose are super powered team ups, these changes are definitely for the better.

 

In terms of Roster slots it seems they are at least addressing it for new players with the lowered cost for the first 25 and then extending the decay rate of un-recruited covers.

 

Not bad.

 

A telepath and a shapeshifter... who are we looking at upcoming? I do not even know who is rumored to be coming. 4-Star Phoenix would be pretty awesome.



#4658 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:09 PM

I caved and bought another PvE token right before the end of the event since I have barely played that event and so there was no way I was getting an IF...


Too late now, but you would have had better luck getting IF from the current PvE token instead of the previous. 
 

The team-up changes are both awesome and shitty. That means now all the random crappy team-ups I get will all be boosted to 166, but at the same time means we cannot score crazy overpowered Team-Ups from PvE events. The fact that we can use our characters even after sending them to teammates is great actually because people can now send actual usable characters. Plus randomly filling the open slots for each match is actually pretty solid. I always think maybe I should throw one in there just in case, but now the game will do it for me. Overall, though we lose are super powered team ups, these changes are definitely for the better.


They worded that really oddly, but explained later in the thread. If you earn a high level Team-Up (from scaled PvE, for example), you get to keep it. This only affects things like getting a team up from a level 3 Storm. Instead, you will get a Team-Up level averaged across your best characters, instead of something you click the trash can.

I like the automatic random addition if you have the space. That's the only reason I don't use them more often - too many touches to activate something I might not even use. Well, that and the six or so 395 Team Ups I have RPG potionitis about (gotta save them for the REALLY hard battles, but this one might not be as hard as a future one).

I added roster slots to have 1* scrubs to send out on patrol. Now that there isn't any patrol time, I can probably free up those slots for newer characters. Hmm.

#4659 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:47 PM

Random game thoughts - I like some of the new covers for women of Marvel month (Star-Lord, 4* Thor, and Invisible Woman are the ones that come to mind.)

 

I was using Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Falcon for some of the lower levels in the new Deadpool even, great team.

 

I accidentally joined the new event before it even started, but at least I don't need any black punishers, so my only real goal is the Iron Fist.

 

The team up update sounds like a few good changes, and it will be nice to be able to send out decent people to others without having to figure out who you need for the events.

 

Telepath and shapeshifter - Emma Frost?



#4660 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:52 PM

I was trying Falcon, Daken, and IF.

 

My Cage is too low.



#4661 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:58 PM

Speaking of Luke Cage I found yet another reason to absolutely love Blade. Thirst had filled up every single red with a strike tile and so when Luke kept trying to make his protect tile, nothing happened! I made him shoot blanks! : P

 

 

And yeah I totally forgot to mention the new covers. I actually really like the choices for pretty much all of them and they should just stay this way!

 

And thanks for clearing that up Koju, I haven't actually been to the actual MPQ forums in a few months so I rely on you guys for all the details : P



#4662 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:59 PM

I was trying Falcon, Daken, and IF.

 

My Cage is too low.

Mine is 3/2/4, and I dumped the iso in to soft cap him at 114.  Between the free defense tile, attack tile, and Falcon's inspiration buffing them, I could make it through without taking too much damage.  Also, the yellow earned loads up for Cage's uppercut.  If I had the Iron Fist purple to stock up on black, it would be even better.



#4663 Ltrain23   Luigi Death Stare CAGiversary!   1661 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:00 PM

I tried twice for the Daken Purple but failed both times - even wasted the DP whales whales whales.

Yeah I actually had the hardest time on that node than I have any of the other DPDQ ones. Ended up squeezing by with Patch, Blade and Falcon.

Who gave you guys the most trouble in that node? I ran with Steve, Pun, and Falcon, just like I do every day, and it was like a hot knife through butter. Pun's strike and attack tiles stick around for each wave, so do Falcon and Steve's defense tiles. Falcon destroys countdowns and strikers, and once you get Steve's red rolling, they can't stop you.



#4664 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:02 PM

It was the third wave, where my guys are somewhat battered and the fresh wave comes in with that ninja and gorgon. Couldnt clear the countdown tile in time and it does around 2k dmg to each.



#4665 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:10 PM

Who gave you guys the most trouble in that node? I ran with Steve, Pun, and Falcon, just like I do every day, and it was like a hot knife through butter. Pun's strike and attack tiles stick around for each wave, so do Falcon and Steve's defense tiles. Falcon destroys countdowns and strikers, and once you get Steve's red rolling, they can't stop you.

There was no single thing that was hard, it was just a massive streak of terrible luck for me. It was one of those times where no matter what I did, the enemy tiles were placed in tiny corners, they got 5-match cascades multiple times in a row and just terrible terrible luck. The first time I literally had my main team, Thor, DP and BP almost completely wiped out after the first wave. That shit happened two times in a row. Then I swapped back to Patch Blade and Falcon and it was much smoother.



#4666 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:02 PM

Telepath and shapeshifter - Emma Frost?


Those are actually two characters being teased.


My DDQ final survival node team is regularly Blade, Daken and Falcon. Blade is built for this mode - all of his powers carry over between rounds in some way. Falcon's job is the usual, and Daken is there to accelerate strike tiles and take hits (which means you can skip using purple for protect tiles most of the time). Today's run, I was doing like 3k a turn just in attack tile damage by the end, never mind 1k+ match damage.

#4667 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:12 PM

Those are actually two characters being teased.


My DDQ final survival node team is regularly Blade, Daken and Falcon. Blade is built for this mode - all of his powers carry over between rounds in some way. Falcon's job is the usual, and Daken is there to accelerate strike tiles and take hits (which means you can skip using purple for protect tiles most of the time). Today's run, I was doing like 3k a turn just in attack tile damage by the end, never mind 1k+ match damage.

Yeah the amount of damage from just matching alone is amazing after a round or two with Blade. I prefer Patch over Daken because then you get a more Rainbow team and with Patch if you have green or red stored up at all it is basically instant kills later in the game with all the strike tiles. 

 

When you say two are you implying what I said with Phoenix before as well?



#4668 Ltrain23   Luigi Death Stare CAGiversary!   1661 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:47 PM

When you say two are you implying what I said with Phoenix before as well?

You and gravel rolled both qualifications into 1 person on your guesses, and Koju was clarifying that there will be a shapeshifting character AND a telepathic character coming out soon. Not to say either of your guesses would be wrong, since they can technically qualify for both.

 

Telepaths - Professor X has to be a 4 star if Nick Fury is, and they don't need any more of those any time soon. Jean Grey as a 2*, and Phoenix as a 3* would be plausible (or 3*, 4* alternatively), but that makes too much sense, so that won't happen. With those 2 out of the way, my next thought was Emma Frost.

 

Shapeshifter - My first thought was Reed Richards, to add to the F4 family, since his hyper-elasticity is "technically" shapeshifting.



#4669 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:00 PM

You and gravel rolled both qualifications into 1 person on your guesses, and Koju was clarifying that there will be a shapeshifting character AND a telepathic character coming out soon. Not to say either of your guesses would be wrong, since they can technically qualify for both.

 

Telepaths - Professor X has to be a 4 star if Nick Fury is, and they don't need any more of those any time soon. Jean Grey as a 2*, and Phoenix as a 3* would be plausible (or 3*, 4* alternatively), but that makes too much sense, so that won't happen. With those 2 out of the way, my next thought was Emma Frost.

 

Shapeshifter - My first thought was Reed Richards, to add to the F4 family, since his hyper-elasticity is "technically" shapeshifting.

I know we all have that mindset that strongest characters have to be 4*s but if you go back to their last video they talk about how each character they design in mind that it could exist at any star level regardless of power in comics.

 

I wasn't thinking Phoenix as the Shapeshifter, I was just thinking she was pure telepath. Because technically if you get into it she in some way shape or form can do absolutely anything. She is one of those characters in the comics that if you track all that she can do it is absurd. Either way, I want more X-Men is all. Even more Brotherhood would be cool to fill with Mystique. Blob, Quicksilver, Sabretooth, Avalanche, Pyro...



#4670 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:02 PM

Morph.



#4671 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

I forgot how low the progression rewards were for the Deadpool event.  I was also wondering if they would do something for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series, but it seems like the major players (DD, Elektra, Bullseye) are already covered.  Maybe Kingpin?



#4672 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:05 PM

I forgot how low the progression rewards were for the Deadpool event.  I was also wondering if they would do something for the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series, but it seems like the major players (DD, Elektra, Bullseye) are already covered.  Maybe Kingpin?

They arent low for me... I am getting like 100-200 points per match across the board... I am at like 3,800 : /



#4673 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:14 PM

I'm around 8500 with 8 hours left in the first half.  Should be close to the Iron Fist by the end of part 1.



#4674 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:22 PM

I'm around 8500 with 8 hours left in the first half.  Should be close to the Iron Fist by the end of part 1.

5.3k, what rank are you @ 8.5k? 



#4675 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:57 PM

I just set my DVR for Wheel of Fortune tonight!  I will probably also be playing MPQ while I watch, how appropriate.



#4676 BrolyB593   I've been here well over a decade?!? o.O CAGiversary!   7667 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:39 PM

I texted my mom last night since I am going to visit them in 2 weeks and I do not have DVR and she was like... you need me to record Wheel of Fortune? Haha

 

I hope you arent like the idiot that was on last night that thought "Sneeky" was one of the Seven Dwarfs hahah



#4677 sidlon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:17 PM

No matter what, you can't do worse than this guy last month:

 



#4678 Ltrain23   Luigi Death Stare CAGiversary!   1661 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:03 AM

I texted my mom last night since I am going to visit them in 2 weeks and I do not have DVR and she was like... you need me to record Wheel of Fortune? Haha

 

I hope you arent like the idiot that was on last night that thought "Sneeky" was one of the Seven Dwarfs hahah

While that was a horrible answer, Terra was one of 3 of the other contestants that were really nice and super fun to hang out with for a day. One of the others? Jarod (the guy that beat her). The final one is the red contestant on Friday. (That's not to say the other people weren't fun to hang out with... just spent the most time talking to those 3)

 

Oh yeah... Broly... I'll post the YouTube video tomorrow morning when I get to work. It's usually posted sometime in the AM by user Wheel of Fortune HD 2.



#4679 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1815 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:24 PM

I watched last night.

Spoiler


#4680 gravel   Meh CAGiversary!   1681 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2015 - 01:03 PM

DPDQ rewards for the next 5 days:

 

"Welcome to week four of Deadpool's Daily Quests! Main post will be updated each day with the enemies we'll be facing and the cover reward.

Covers for this week will be Beast (Blue), Psylocke (Red), Mystique (Purple), Falcon (Yellow) and Hulk (Green)"

 

Purple Mystique was today.  I can use the red Psylocke, purple Mystique and blue Beast, so it won't be a bad 5 days for me.

 

 

Spoiler






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