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**** Lock and Load - Recruiting NOW ****

MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
edited April 2017 in MPQ Alliances
A new start for the Alliance Lock and Load

We are currently a competitive, no stress and pretty awesome alliance.

We are active daily players who want to contribute to alliance ranking in both PvE and PvP.

We are a friendly group who are all active and like the game and have an active chat where we share our views about the events. We also arent going to boot you if you go on vacation or something - just let us know beforehand, we all have real lives outside of MPQ so no stress on this icon_e_smile.gif

No roster, age or requirement as long as you can put up consistent points and that everyone is expected to play to the ability of their rosters. If you are very active in pve or pvp, it will be really appreciated . You don't have to be an hardcore player but we search players willing to be involved in the team for the long-term...


We have also our own special adventures, be part of them or just enjoy them here. Here you can see the evolution of them until where they are right now. It have started with quick news to become a major storyline.:

LL Adventures

Feb 12, 2015

First official edition of the LL adventure: The retirement of The man, the myth, the legend that is D2KM
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=340#p295904

The brand new era of LL, OJC80 entering the big league and joining LL1
Feb 23, 2015
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=360#p302217

Feb 25, 2015, LL1 vs LL2 the beginning of the feud, Doom Legion against Malorick losing his PVe crowd
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=380#p303756

Feb 26, 2015, Doom Legion celebrating
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=380#p304459

March 15, 2015 The return of The man, the myth, the legend that is D2KM plus beginning of new recruit Jonny1punch
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=420#p314815

March 16, 2016 Beginning of the story with the Lock and Load theme song War by Sick Puppies and the Impressive debut of Jonny1punch
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=420#p315363

March 17 a Bloody Hunt
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=420#p316671


March 19 A new Pve beast emerge with scoregasms, the next big thing join Malorick team for full time J1p
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=420#p318125

March 20 by ojc80
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=420#p318479

March 23, 2015 by ojc80 U cant beat me j1p
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=420#p320055

March 23 j1p chicken6 celebration beer
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=440#p320102

Rebuild of LL2, Scoregasms the pve beast
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=440#p320309

Mar 24 KO King is born
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=440#p320876

March 26, 2015 Illuminati fighting together
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=440#p322190

March 27 by ojc80
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=460#p322923

March 30, 2015 D2KM vs Malorick, KO King is done with LL1
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=480#p324374

Apr 01, 2015 PVE beast challenge who will be pvp champion now Epic confrontation pve beast scoregasm maloric
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=480#p325649

Apr 02, 2015 ojc80 1 year celebration for Malorick Ojc80, Scoregasm going crazy Doom legion
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=500#p327116

Apr 07, 2015 D2KM back in charge and taking control
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=500#p329775

Apr 13, 2015 Malorick revival
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=540#p334997

apr 16, 2015 by ojc80 D2KM return and quit and creation of LL3
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=540#p337183

apr 16 Malorick take all pvp and pve unified King D2KMreturn and leaving ll3?
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=540#p337214

Malorick take all pvp and pve unified King donkey dog boat destroyed
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=540#p337668

apr 17 by j1p the return of the ko king
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=540#p337792

apr 17, 2015 MAlorick answering KO King challenge
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=540#p338020

may 04, 2015 by ojc80 LL3 with d2km and ojc80
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=580#p351017

may 05 salgy
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=580#p352141

may 07, 2015 Malorick four horseman mastermind kingdom scoregasm return
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=580#p353497

may 08, 2015 by ojc80
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=580#p353955

may 12, 2015 trahison four hourseman Malorick bad vs ojc80
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=600#p355733

nov 02, 2015 by ojc80 Return of D2KM creation of LL PVE
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=620#p439192

dec 27, by ojc80 LLZ and LL 1-5 creation of LL5
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=660#p461131

apr 08, 2016 Return of the LL adventure with the Ll ambassador new era for ll2 OJC back to ll1
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=700#p507172

apr 15, 2016 PVE beats talking, LL2 best season Force of nature Velrox leaving ll2 for ll1
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=720#p509715

apr 22, 2016
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=720#p512400

may 06, 2016 Civil war
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=720#p517754

may 20, 2016 Civil war end new era new champion in ll2 icytemper
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=720#p523743

june 30, 2016 Malorick cashing his LT signing of OJSP
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=740#p538890

jul 07 , 2016 gredler
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=740#p541489

july 15, 2016
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=740#p544433

aug 26, 2016
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=740#p558945

oct 07, 2016
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=760#p580632

nov 18, 2016
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=760#p601862

jan 13, 2017
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=760#p623643

mar 14, 2017 by Faqh
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=780#p652787

mar 30, 2017
https://d3go.com/forums/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=16&t=19023&start=800#p660088



If you want more information about our stats, you can find our excel document here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YPe3S55HINNZw6ZC-MnA4drFej3HJSnK3_t5uN_Lfiw/edit#gid=1431760675
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  • SalgySalgy Posts: 254Age Unconfirmed
    edited May 2015
    FACEBOOK REWARDS SHARING L&L MEMBER LIST
    Please PM me if you want to be included in this list! Also, if we are already facebook friends, and you are not on this list, it is because i don't know what your in game name is based on your facebook name!
    Current Lock & Load Members & Alumni
    Salgy
    OJC80
    Antreas1911
    Scoregasms
    Frank915
    csjager
    marvelch3f
    darkron

    PVE GUIDE - BASICS
    I thought I would compile this here for all of our alliance members to be able to learn & grow with a little advice from their peers. I want to thank OJC80 & Scoregasms personally for all their input into this. It really came together easy with your help. Follow these instructions closely, and you too can rejoice in the rewards and praise in Maloricks write up's!

    GAME PLAY -
    The most important thing is not to miss a refresh, clear nodes on an optimal 8 hour refresh cycle. With family and work commitments we understand being game-time poor. If you know you will not be available for a refresh, it is always better to clear early then let the nodes sit full for any period of time. A double clear will only have you a few hundred off of a perfect run so it is definitely worth it, when necessary. If you do have to clear early, try not to do it immediately after a fresh clear, give it a few hours, whenever possible, so some points refresh. Whenever possible, do not use any boosts (other than teamups) during normal refreshes as that can lead to higher node scaling if you end up crushing nodes easily. No one ever really does a perfect run in PVE, not even Scoregasms or Malorick.

    ADVANCED GRINDING -
    You want to maximize the time you are available in the final grind as this makes all the difference between top 10 and top 100. Selecting an end time with this in mind is the single most important aspect of a PVE. During the final grind of a sub it is very important that you allocate enough time to fully grind all nodes down to single digits. Take as much time as you need for this. High scorers in the alliance are starting a final grind anywhere from 2-4 hours before the sub ends based on roster size and health pack regeneration timers. Remember that other grinders in your bracket will notice your score moving, so be sure that when you start you can keep going.

    ISO Boost during the final sub grind to help clear more quickly and save on health packs. Before starting your final grind, do a complete pass so all nodes are on a timer, this will also add additional points to your total. Grind as hard and as long as you can.

    There are several schools of thought on which nodes to grind first. The 2 that could be most effectively argued are as follow:

    1. In your final grind, hit the Essentials first, they are worth the most points and are generally easier than normal nodes.
    2. In your final grind, hit the Essentials last, they are worth the most points and are generally easier than normal nodes.

    What I am trying to say here, is that there is no wrong way to go about your final grind, the most important part of the final grind is to keep earning points. If your grind time is limited and you have to choose a set of nodes to grind, always choose Essentials and then the highest value non-essential nodes. What is important is getting each and every node as close to being worth 1 point as possible. Personally, I start with the hardest nodes first, and use characters that can regenerate health (daken/wolverine/groot/etc), this will minimize health pack usage. Hit the harder, high score nodes and bounce into the easy missions to recover.

    PVE CHARACTERS TO ROSTER (Incomplete):
    Luke Cage: Great for Easy and below nodes, almost completely negates match and damage abilities & really saves on health packs.
    Loki: Very helpful against Hard/Deadly Non-Goon Nodes due to AP steal and AI propensity to always go for Match 4's
    Lazy Cap: PVE Specialist due to both Red and Blue abilities able to target CD tiles
    Lazy Daken: Health regeneration and passive strike tile on either team green matches with decent blue nuke
    Falcon: Survival Node specialist and partners well with Lazy Daken/Blade
    Iron Fist: Passive Attack Tile plus cheap Black generating ability, when paired with XF, LC or BP, can finish difficult nodes quickly
    4hor (pre-nerf): Massive Health pool and 4 turn stun plus massive Nuke almost trivializes Deadly nodes when boosted, post nerf, probably also still very good
    XForce: Best character in game, 'nuff said!

    PVP GUIDE - BASICS
    *These recommendations were made prior to multi character boosts in pvp, if this trend continues we will all have to adapt our pvp strategies.*
    I thought I would compile this here for all of our alliance members to be able to learn & grow with a little advice from their peers. With the newish end-time selection abilities of PVP, I am not 100% that tanking really works anymore (or ever worked - I never had much success, but others swear by it), so I have included a section on that. As for PVP's go, there are hunderds of different ideas/styles/possibilities for play, following are the personal strategies for your L&L commanders, who average 800+ every PVP, with different roster compositions, there should be a viable strategy for anyone reading this. A special thank you to Malorick & D2KM for sharing their insights with us all.

    Follow these instructions closely, and you too can rejoice in the rewards and praise in Maloricks write up's! And remember, the best defense is always a shield icon_e_biggrin.gif

    TANKING - this is just one of many possible strategies...
    Ok so you have decided to try tanking. With the newish end-time selection abilities of PVP, I am not 100% that tanking really works anymore (or ever worked - I never had much success, but others swear by it). here is one strategy that I have tried in the past. When tanking, you always want to open up the PVP as soon as a new one starts, in order to get the seed teams. Then beat a seed team with the weakest team you can possibly win with, which is usually the featured character plus the 2 weakest 2* you have, which are fully covered but still under-leveled (as close to level 15 as possible). This will make you a good target for people to get easy points, and their attacking you helps to lower your MMR.

    Now is when to start tanking. Keep weak 1* or 2* at base levels to do this. Go into matches and loose on purpose. Retreating will help lower your health but won’t affect your MMR, so you will need to actually lose the match to help lower your MMR. Do this a lot, probably around 15 to 20 times. And don’t do it all at once. Loose 3 matches, wait for a few hours and then lose more. If u loose too many attacks at once the computer won’t lower your MMR.

    Between loosing attacks on purpose and having people defeat u it will lower your MMR so u will see easier teams when u r ready to climb. Also, tanking in the shield simulator will help lower your MMR in the individual season PVPs also.

    However I’ve noticed since the time sharding people don’t attack my easy to beat team anymore, so I have been doing extra tanking. Also you can use your weak 3* and retreat around 3 times then go into a match with their really low health and loose the match completely.

    SALGY'S METHOD - Averages 800-1000 points - 2 4*'s at level 200
    Following is my method for PVP. I can consistently hit 800-1000 with minimal HP investment in shielding (minimal in comparison to the cost of purchasing the covers you can win).
    1. The most important piece is picking a time shard that is conducive to your schedule. Once the event is announced, I wait until I am ready to start before entering my bracket. I slowly climb to just close to 650ish, between PVE refreshes. I do that several times throughout the day, and I typically use Patch/Daken/Loaner to climb since I don’t need to heal them. If you don’t have Daken 3* fully covered, you should be able to do the same with Daken 2*. What is important is I can play without using any health packs and I can climb with these 2 and then I switch to my other teams.
    2. Roughly 28 hours before my event ends, I start my climb & shield hoping. Queue up large targets (30+ pointers), and put in a better team. My aim for my first shield is typically around 800 points. Keep pushing your score as high as you can until:
    a. you run out of health or
    b. you are attacked twice
    Once either of the above occur, shield at that point. My first shield is typically an 8 hour shield, and the way I line my battles up are:
    1pm - 8 hour shield
    9pm - 3 hour shield
    Midnight - 8 hour shield*
    8am - 3 hour shield*
    11am - 8 hour shield*
    6pm - event ends
    * optional based on current points & desire to obtain the 900 or 1000 point reward. If I am happy with my outcome, instead of an 8 hour shield at midnight, I throw up a 24 hour. If you add up the HP spent it is roughly 600 (even considering using a 24 hour shield)

    The bottom line; the last piece of advice i can give you, is to never be scared of your opponent... you play the game 10x smarter than the AI, if in doubt, field an identical team, even if yours is not to their level. you will win 8 out of 10 times...

    MALORICK'S METHOD - Averages 800-1000 - no viable 4* on roster (yet)
    Here what I do to obtain my score in pvp (800+ and top25) and I dont have a useful 4* yet and able to do very well in pvp and I was about to hit 1k.

    For me, it is very difficult, due to my limited roster (compared to other) but I am still able to score pretty good in pvp. I don't get a lot of defensive wins anymore, but that's ok.

    I will give you a quick run down on what I do nomally in pvp. I slow climbed to just close to 650, between pve wait period and between refresh. I can do that in several time and I am always using my Patch/Daken since I dont need to heal them and I can use the feature character in pve. If you dotn have daken 3* fully cover but you should be able to do the same with daken 2*. What is important is I can play without the use any health pack and I can climb with these 2 and then I switch to my other team.

    I can wait for a few hours during my build to 650, for me it's that point so for you I think it should be really close to that too. When I pass 650 it's where I start to be attacked a lot more. When 3.5 hours is left, it's where I start my last push to the top and this is how I can do 800+. I make sure that I have my 5 health pack and I start using my other 166 and search for big fight 20-30 pts, I skip the level 270 because I found it too risky and cost me too much health pack since I dont have a rooster as deep as the other.

    Normally I am able to climb to 800 easily in one time it's when I am there it's more difficult because they start to attack me and I see a lot of 270. During these fight I dont hesitate to buy boost +color so I can use my power faster like Thor green/yellow/red and this make a big difference since I can kill faster, losing less health so mean more fight I can do, its cost just iso so not a big deal and its cheaper that buying Health pack. Also I try to fight team that have only one 270 level or less since I know I can beat them, even a wolverine xforce I am not too much afraid since I can kill it faster if I can control the board and match green and black before him.

    After I reached close to 850-900 pts and I am in top25, I need to shield immediately so I can secure my spot and this is where a put a 3 hours shield and I am ok for the rest of the pvp. People will not be afraid to attack my roster when I pass 800 and at these levels from here you need to do very fast matches. . I have tried to do shield hoping but with my team I cannot kill fast enough to do it. Something I am doing the same thing but with 8 hrs shield when I know I will not be able to play in the next last 8 hours.

    At one time I had 270 when I was just at 300 so I have just waited a couple of hours and skip again and I was able to find more beatable team. As far as lining up matches go, I can usually find good matches just by skipping without the iso taxes, if not I pay that taxes and I found a easier one, I just have to be patient when searching. I keep always a good amount of iso for boost and skipping just in case but managing my success in pve and pvp its not that easy and cannot coordinate more shield hoping.

    The key to scoring high is speed, but since I dont have a good 4* I use boost to help my thor since its the strongest I have that can kill these xforce wolverine. I try to kill my opponents as fast as possible. I know that my 3thor and hulk that is not a fast team. Thor's powers take time to build but with boost and hulk feeding green I can beat stronger team than me. Also I using hulk/patch and match green as soon as possible and fire off berzerker rage. Then make any possible match I can with hulk. This will trigger anger and I can cascade your way to victory. It's a very effective method. When you select your heroes, make sure hulk is on the left side, and patch is on the far right (imagine you are looking at the screen: the feature is in the middle, put hulk on the left side of the feature, patch to the right). THis will allow hulk to tank green for patch.

    Dont be afraid of fighting 166 team you are better that a computer and you can beat them easily. Even with team that is greater than 166, you can beat them and target their dangerous heros first, like hood, xforce they are strong but low life with boost I can beat them before they do to much damage on me.

    Also I have try to do shield hoping but this required more coordination and sometimes don't match my schedule. I do the same thing as what mentioned to you climb slowy to 650 and when I am ready I push to go to 800 and put a 8 hrs shield, then when the shield is about to finished at start a combat few minutes before 5-10 and try to win 3-4 matchs really fast and be as fats as possible with all boost +color everything to terminate this fast and shield again for another 8hrs. And for my last climb I try to go to 1k and do again 3-4 fights and shield with a 3 hrs shield that will be until de end of the pvp. For that as you can see I need to schedule myself 19 hrs before the end of the pvp and this need to be between pve and need to be available to play, with family and work I cannot do this. This is why sometimes I had only to do 1 shield at the end and go for 800+.

    Hope these tips help. if you are facing stronger team but dont hesitate to use boost or skip and do that is several phase, it's seem to change the queue.

    D2KM's METHOD - Averages 800-1000 points - 1 4* at level 210
    Ok so as far as tanking goes, yes i still do it just not nearly as much as before. Once you start seeing lvl 3* immediately after the seed teams you know its time to tank a little bit lol

    Scoring high in pvp is all about speed. Get in, hit hard, and shield up fast to protect those pts. More on this in just a min...

    What i currently do with shielding is always work backwards from your end time to figure out optimal shield hops. I can usually make it to 1k in three hops, sometimes i need a 4th, that just depends on how high i make it on my 1st big push.

    What i do is build my pts up to about 600 or so then wait till everyone is healed and all health packs are available. Get my go to team ready and do my 1st big push. When i do my 1st push i always load up on boosts to make matches faster and conserve health for my peeps. This can get expensive sometimes because once i reach mid 600s or 700 pts ill always use the +3 boost all, which costs hp :( i always try to reach around 800 pts, then ill put up my 1st shield, an 8 hr shield.

    I dont always get to 800, just varies match to match. Sometimes its like 750 sometimes its 800+. This 1st push will tell you if you will need 3 hops or 4 to hit 1k. Put up an 8 hr shield and wait the full 8 hrs before making your next hop. If you have time watch your leaderboards and when you see ppl in top 10 unshield search for them and line them up for your next hop. Its all about finding matches to maximize the amount of pts you can win per battle. Anything 30-35 and up. 40 and up is most preferred. Once the full 8 hr shield has completed or is down to 4 min or less left, do your 1st hop. After an 8 hr shield i try to get 3 matches in. Sometimes its only 2 depending on how long the matches take. If I can reach 900+ pts after 1st hop then its looking good to hit that 1k mark. Ill throw up a 3 hr shield and look for high pt battles for the next hop. Wait the full 3 hrs then do your 2nd hop. I only like to do 2 battles max after a 3 hr shield. Anymore than 2 after a 3 hr shield and your risking getting hit. Load up on boosts and do your thing. If you hit 1k congrats :) throw up an 8 hr shield and call it a day. Make sure you work backwards from your end time so when you put this 8 hr shield up it makes it until the end of the match. If you didnt hit 1k, or your 8 hr wont make it till the end of event then you gotta do 1 last hop. Wait until there is less than 3 hrs left in the event and get those last 1, 2 max, battles that will put you at 1k. Make sure your previous 3 hr shield has gone the full 8 hr cooldown before you make your last hop. Ive made that mistake a few times icon_rolleyes.gif means youll have to use a 24 hr shield and that sucks lol

    My go to team right now is x force and lazy thor. Focus on gr and yellow, black next, then red. I always look for teams who use hood. Those are the easiest to beat ;) use +3 all, +3 bl and gr, +3 red/yellow. If you make a 1st match green, x force is ready to go. Hit hood and with a cascade he is dead. Without cascade he is 2 moves from being dead. Then take out enemy x force. Easy. Lol

    No x force? Not a problem. Like all three commanders have mentioned speed is the name of the game. Hulk bombing (hulk/patch/featured character) is lethal and fast. Will eat up health pack but that not a problem if you are only using team for shield hops. Another great team is patch/loki. Not as fast as hulk bombing, but still a decent hoping team. These are the teams i am most comfortable with and have used numerous times. Obviously there are other viable teams (ones that use iron fist icon_e_biggrin.gif) but i just dont have the covers yet to use em.

    So to recap, i always start shielding cycle with 18-19 hrs left in event to ensure times and cooldowns are fully utilized and i can make it with only 3 hops (8, 3, 8 hr shields, one last 3 hr if needed). hope this helps. Let me know if i missed something or if you have any questions. Just takes practice to get cooldoen timing down. And even i still screw up lol the price of a screw up is 300 hp but the 1 day shield is always there if you need it.

    Let me know how it goes for you icon_e_biggrin.gif good luck out there!

    SALGY'S OLDER METHOD: Prior to any viable 4* - averaged 600-800 points
    As a reference, season 7-8 i was having trouble hitting the 600 point mark, and with the following i was able to increase my typical score to the 600-800 mark, i now use my method mentioned above, but with a weaker roster, this guide may be helpful to you!

    you will want to start this at least 24 hours into the pvp... too early & you wont find the higher level opponents... i typically start with 26ish hours left to go in the event...

    Once you get out of the seed teams, my initial climbing strategy is usually to mirror the opponent when i can. even if you field the same team, you are playing smarter than the computer, so you will win... this strategy is to save health packs... do not spend health pack on this strategy! once i hit the first storm/magneto team, i typically will leave them in for a few matches... a beat up storm getting hit & tempesting has saved my a$$ more than i would like to admit!... once i start to see underleveled 3*'s, play around with your underleveled people & create new/fun teams for future use... one of my favorites i just discovered is panther/deadpool/mystique... mystiques blue feeds both rage & whales... i will climb as high as i can just killing off my lower leveled 3*'s one by one... typically i can expect to hit the 400 mark at this point...

    i then switch my team up, and use Patch and Blade, plus loaner, just to conserve health packs (i have 2 level 166 blades icon_e_biggrin.gif ). I usually find, at this point that I can climb to around 525... I then tend to stop at that point, and let my health packs regenerate, if I've needed to use any... i find that there is no need for a shield when you are sub 600 points, attacks are rare, and at this point you can make up any lost ground...

    the next time i play, I push as high as I can. at the end of this push is when i will typically shield, so timing here is very important (more on this later)... my 3* tandems would include fathor/Patch and Blade/Black Panther for rainbow coverage. the "field the same team strategy" also works here (when you can)... you will always win an evenly matched battle (baring a bad board which can happen to anyone)... I aim for my initial shield point in the 600s. If I can hit 700, I'm doing really well, but my defensive losses tend to outweigh my ability to pick up points once I hit 650 or so. once i hit around the 600 point, i put in my defensive team (so at least save 1 health pack if needed)... My initial shield point is usually somewhere between 630-680. I then alternate three and eight hour shields, using the usual eight hour shield break at the five hour mark (so a 3 hour shield is available again).

    My first hops are usually triples. until I reach 750ish. I then choose to either do single or double hops, depending on the targets that I find and the amount of time matches are taking. A typical score progression for me looks something like this: 650 -> 730 -> 780 -> 830 -> 860... using this method has an approximate cost of: 75 + 150 + 75 +150 + 75 = 525 HP. That's a general minimum. Occasionally I'll use a 24 hour shield if i can't find a great match... or if can't keep to the exact hopping schedule because real life gets in the way, or i just royally mess up my timing... if you look at the above schedule, it adds up to 25 hours of shields... i typically start this 24-25 hours before the end... that way, i know that i can be shielded at the end of the event... never break a shield in the last hour of an event... it will end badly... depending on the reward, this can be extended longer and you can use the same schedule to hop to 1000... even if it takes you 50 hours (double the schedule) it is cheaper to get a 4* cover reward this way, than buying one outright...

    *** using this method, i used to avoid any level 249 feature with xforce/4thor above 220...

    PVP CHARACTERS/TEAMS TO CONSIDER (Incomplete):
    Luke Cage + Iron Fist: Passive Attack Tile plus cheap Black generating ability& almost completely negates match and damage abilities & really saves on health packs.
    Loki + Patch: Loki's black negates Patches enemy rage tiles
    Dr. Doom + Patch: Patch cannot overwrite Dooms pink trap tiles
    Lazy Daken: Health regeneration and passive strike tile on either team green matches with decent blue nuke
    Blade: Get enough red on the board & his thirst will wear the opponent out quickly. Add in his KYEC, and at 3000+ per turn damage adds up
    Fathor: Easily the best 3* in the game & arguably better than his 4* counterpart, postnerf
    Hood: Steals that precious, precious ap
    4hor (pre-nerf): Massive Health pool and 4 turn stun plus massive Nuke almost trivializes deadly enemies boosted, post nerf, probably also still very good
    XForce + anyone: Best character in game, 'nuff said!

    Final word: the above is obviously for higher end play, but the roster suggestions and play style will work for any roster. Even if you are a 2*-3* transitioner, you should be able to hit 600-800 points following the above methods.

    There is obviously room to grow this, if anyone has any input, comments or questions, please pm me!

    SCOREGASMS ROSTER SPREADSHEET
    Here is a link to a shared google document containing a combination of several roster spreadsheets with MischiefMakers very helpful tools, feel free to download/use it for your own! The original post where scoregasms talks about the functionality behind the document can be found Here.
  • DbuggDbugg Posts: 3Age Unconfirmed Just Dropped In
    All of those look awesome Salgy
  • anamosityanamosity Posts: 87Age Unconfirmed
    3 cheers for new free alliances avoiding commander troubles. Now we have a fresh start an all star commander and a properly spelled name. No where to go from here but up.

    Also nice job on the graphics salgy
  • MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    Dbugg wrote:
    All of those look awesome Salgy

    I agree, don't know which one to choose, I prefer the first one, second one or the fourth.
  • MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    We are now complete, welcome to the new recruits:
    Epic248
    MrsOooteedee
    SnickerDog
    SpaceLord
    emegerio

    I am sure that you will bring your contribution to the alliance and we wil continue on our success with you and all the current members. After a season 7, were we have finished in the top 50 in pve (in fact top 20) and top 250 in pvp (around 150-175), it's look that we will continue to get top 50 reward in pve and we will climb in the ranking of pvp.

    Thanks everybody for your support and contribution, we have worked hard and it's finally paid off for everybody, we have a good alliance and we will continue to progress together and will be also in the top 100 in pvp.
  • Kudos to you man for bringing it all together, I honestly think we can place top 2 in Simulator PvE. Have had work but I'm going to put up some real work into the new coming nodes this weekend.

    If we put just a little bit of effort in the current PvP(I'm waiting for the 8 hour mark so I can climb then shield) we can totally snipe that mystique cover. We were real close on the hood one with 18 people in the alliance only.
  • MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    Welcome Whitequeen, we are back at 18 th on the current pve and still missing one people.
  • Hi, I'm a fairly new player, started about a week ago. I have 113k PVE points right now (~70k first round, only ~45k second round because I didn't have Hulk) and I can probably reach around 180k before the event ends (I have Hood so I can do the 3 middle nodes). I can't really contribute much for PVP (maybe 300-350 per event) but if you want to have me, I would be glad to join. In-game name is also Gekkostate.
  • MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    I have uploaded a new file for the stats for our alliance here the link.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qZJlqT4EKoTKDEiXKJ0YAHWiTbNxselSwLor1LmX4w4/edit?usp=sharing

    It will really help to follow our progress.

    Since the bug is not fixed yet for the leaderboard, I have put the best approximation possible I was able to have one close in the first pvp, but not for the one of yesterday. So if you can update it with your real score, I will appreciate it.
  • With all the turnover we've had I'll rehash this for the newer players. One of the best things you can do is attach your MPQ to your facebook account and friend your alliance mates. You will get tons of iso, boosts, and tokens from other players without doing anything. If you don't want to connect your real account or don't have one just create a fake one and post a link to it here. Mine is linked below:

    https://www.facebook.com/ouatu.lockeandload
  • MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    The leaderboard is back and I was able to log the statistics for the previous pvp. We have finished at rank 151 for the Nefarious Foes and at rank 231 in the Identiy Theft with only 18 members. So I think, we can do around 150 and even better we will see in the next event.

    A bunch of Nefarious Foes and Identity Theft analysis and overall PvP from me:
    1) We have a very good newcomer - great thanks to SnickerDog who finished in the top 3 for the two events with a score over 600 pts
    2) Dbugg, ScottieJoJo, Malochio21 continue to do really well and want to be a part of the top 5 with a average over 550 pts
    3) Congrats to Malocchio21 with a transition roster from 1->2 that continue to impress with his very outstanding results
    4) PvP Nefarious Foes - great thanks to our top-performers, who are Malorick, SnickerDog, Rienta (gone because not enough time to play icon_e_sad.gif ), anamosity, DBugg.
    5) PvP Nefarious Foes - we had 4 really bad scores but one left because not enough time to play, so imagine we could have done better that rank 151.
    6) PvP Identity Theft - great thanks to our top-performers, who are Malorick, Davvvvvvvid, SnickerDog, Malochio21, Epic248.
    7) PvP Nefarious Foes - only 2 bad scorse this time but missing 2 peoples but the competition was strong since the reward was Mystique, but even that we made the top 250 reward.
    8) Our 9- 10 ranked guys have the biggest increase in their score by 11%, so watch out they seem hungry and want to be in the top 5.
    9) Only one player in each event didnt participate in the event, remember that since we are receiving top 250 reward even a small contribution is better than nothing and you will receive a reward to progress with us. If you cannot play let us know in advance, we all have real lives outside MPQ so no stress on this.
    10) Overall stats, we have 4 members that have a transition roster from 1->2, 4 members that have are in the core of the 2*, 8 in the first phase of 2->3, 4 in the second phase of 2->3

    I you are interested I will do some analysis after each events so we can see our progress.

    We will have interesting stats for the pve because we have progressed really good on that one (A complete season in the top 50). I think we will be able to get a top 2 reward in this really soon since we went from a top 20 to top 10. We have very goodnewcomers with a transistion roster they seem to produce outstanding result in pve.
  • Active daily player that focuses on PVE and seeks to do a minimum of 4000 in PVP season play. Typically rank in top 50-75 regularly in PVE and in top 100-150 for PVP (sometime higher depending on when it ends). Seeking a strong alliance that ranks well but doesn't have high PVE expectation as I can't always be focused on PVE in the last hours of the run. Please let me know if you are interested.
  • SalgySalgy Posts: 254Age Unconfirmed
    With all the turnover we've had I'll rehash this for the newer players. One of the best things you can do is attach your MPQ to your facebook account and friend your alliance mates. You will get tons of iso, boosts, and tokens from other players without doing anything. If you don't want to connect your real account or don't have one just create a fake one and post a link to it here. Mine is linked below:

    https://www.facebook.com/ouatu.lockeandload

    my facebook link is:

    http://www.facebook.com/salgy.mpq
  • Malorick wrote:
    The leaderboard is back and I was able to log the statistics for the previous pvp. We have finished at rank 151 for the Nefarious Foes and at rank 231 in the Identiy Theft with only 18 members. So I think, we can do around 150 and even better we will see in the next event.

    A bunch of Nefarious Foes and Identity Theft analysis and overall PvP from me:
    1) We have a very good newcomer - great thanks to SnickerDog who finished in the top 3 for the two events with a score over 600 pts
    2) Dbugg, ScottieJoJo, Malochio21 continue to do really well and want to be a part of the top 5 with a average over 550 pts
    3) Congrats to Malocchio21 with a transition roster from 1->2 that continue to impress with his very outstanding results
    4) PvP Nefarious Foes - great thanks to our top-performers, who are Malorick, SnickerDog, Rienta (gone because not enough time to play icon_e_sad.gif ), anamosity, DBugg.
    5) PvP Nefarious Foes - we had 4 really bad scores but one left because not enough time to play, so imagine we could have done better that rank 151.
    6) PvP Identity Theft - great thanks to our top-performers, who are Malorick, Davvvvvvvid, SnickerDog, Malochio21, Epic248.
    7) PvP Nefarious Foes - only 2 bad scorse this time but missing 2 peoples but the competition was strong since the reward was Mystique, but even that we made the top 250 reward.
    8) Our 9- 10 ranked guys have the biggest increase in their score by 11%, so watch out they seem hungry and want to be in the top 5.
    9) Only one player in each event didnt participate in the event, remember that since we are receiving top 250 reward even a small contribution is better than nothing and you will receive a reward to progress with us. If you cannot play let us know in advance, we all have real lives outside MPQ so no stress on this.
    10) Overall stats, we have 4 members that have a transition roster from 1->2, 4 members that have are in the core of the 2*, 8 in the first phase of 2->3, 4 in the second phase of 2->3

    I you are interested I will do some analysis after each events so we can see our progress.

    We will have interesting stats for the pve because we have progressed really good on that one (A complete season in the top 50). I think we will be able to get a top 2 reward in this really soon since we went from a top 20 to top 10. We have very goodnewcomers with a transistion roster they seem to produce outstanding result in pve.

    Love the analysis. I demand one to be done for every event now! Everyone likes their names to be mentioned in a good light!

    Is anyone else having issues with the in-game chat?
  • Love the analysis. I demand one to be done for every event now! Everyone likes their names to be mentioned in a good light!

    Is anyone else having issues with the in-game chat?

    Yeah, keeps deleting history.

    Well done everyone in the PvE. You might want to lose the 0 in the thread title. Top 5 PvE baby.
  • anamosityanamosity Posts: 87Age Unconfirmed
    Love the stats Malorick, nice that the score boards are working again. Though the whole thing would fall apart with intelligent leaving then the board breaking. It's fun to be able to look back and see progress.

    Also way to go team on the PVE, I wasn't able to play the last 6 hours so I was surprised you all cranked it to top 5! Too bad the top 5 get the same as top 50 in PVE would be better if it broke down a little more like PVP, oh well still good always good to get 3* cover when stumbling along in the 2->3 game.
  • ArteanArtean Posts: 31Age Unconfirmed
    Now we have to work hard again! Rocket&Groot from this even and Gamorra from next weeks event. Need them for my roster ^_^
  • MalorickMalorick Posts: 191 Tile Toppler
    Since you like my analysis, I will continue with them. We have finished at rank 5 in the SImulator and at rank 210 in Webslinger.

    A bunch of Simulator and Webslinger analysis from me:
    1) We have a very good newcomers for pve - great thanks to SnickerDog, SpaceLord, Artean who finished in the top 5 of the pve.
    2) Congrats to Artean and SpaceLord with a transition roster from 1->2 that continue to impress with their very outstanding results in pve, both finished in the top 5. A good example, that you don't need a strong roster to perform well.
    3) Dbugg, ScottieJoJo, Malochio21 continue again to do really well and now we have Salgy that is back and all of them are hungry and want to be a part of the top 5.
    4) We have a very good newcomers for pvp - great thanks to Whitequeen and Dr.Strange616 for their good results in pvp with 600.
    5) Pve Simulator - great thanks to our top-performers, who are SnickerDog, Malorick, SpaceLord and Ouatu with a score over 200k and also Artean who was really close to 200k.
    6) Pve Simulator - We have a new king in pve: SnickerDog, I lost my crowd after a good race until the end, congratulations SnickerDog, keep it warm until the next pve.
    7) PvP Simulator - we had 11 people that get the max reward at 160k, so imagine we could be better if our 12-20 ranked guys were a little more active, we were so close only at 500k of the top 2.
    8) PvP Webslinger - great thanks to our top-performers, who are Malorick, anamosity, SnickerDog, Epic248, Davvvvvvvid . Anamosity is back in the top5 after losing it in the previous events.
    9) PvP Webslinger - only 1 person didn't play this event and another low score for a strong roster but we have made the top 250 reward with only 19 people.
    10) Our 1- 5 ranked guys have the biggest increase in their score by 5% in the pvp, I think the hard work of our 5-10 ranked guys have put pressure on them. Continue your hard work guys.

    For the next pve, I really think that the top 2 is possible for us, so continue to work hard for the Guardians of Galaxy characters.
  • SnickerDog is in my sub and main bracket for thieves. If there ever was a time to take that pve crown.... icon_e_wink.gif
  • SnickerDogSnickerDog Posts: 45Age Unconfirmed
    Space - bring it on!
    And in all seriousness - we are in a VERY tough bracket.
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