Deadpool Mega-whales

uberhamsteruberhamster Posts: 96 Match Maker
edited December 2015 in MPQ Character Discussion
Does mega whales kill everybody no matter how many covers you have? (If I only EVER use DP for mega whales do I lose out on anything by only having 3 covers in purple?)
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  • It does, fortunately.
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    One caveat is that if you use it in a wave node, you only defeat the current enemies, not everyone waiting in the wings.
    There's no reason not to go for 5 purple though, it does quite nice team damage at max level, over 4000.
  • buffbeardobuffbeardo Age Unconfirmed Posts: 154
    Wow! I am on day 493 and just used mega-whales for my first time. I was not aware until today that firing mega-whales equals instant win! Lol! How did I miss this all this time? I feel a bit stupid but at least I have tons of points accumulated.
  • uberhamsteruberhamster Posts: 96 Match Maker
    Quebbster wrote:
    One caveat is that if you use it in a wave node, you only defeat the current enemies, not everyone waiting in the wings.
    There's no reason not to go for 5 purple though, it does quite nice team damage at max level, over 4000.


    I may be dense but I have no idea how to *not* fire mega whales when I have enough points. The "no" button isn't functional for me. So I only use it in dire circumstances like gauntlet nodes as a result. icon_e_sad.gif what am I missing?
  • fmftintfmftint Posts: 3,653 Chairperson of the Boards
    Quebbster wrote:
    One caveat is that if you use it in a wave node, you only defeat the current enemies, not everyone waiting in the wings.
    There's no reason not to go for 5 purple though, it does quite nice team damage at max level, over 4000.


    I may be dense but I have no idea how to *not* fire mega whales when I have enough points. The "no" button isn't functional for me. So I only use it in dire circumstances like gauntlet nodes as a result. icon_e_sad.gif what am I missing?
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    OK will drop 1 whale, PUSH ME! drops all whales and spends deadpool points
  • buffbeardo wrote:
    Wow! I am on day 493 and just used mega-whales for my first time. I was not aware until today that firing mega-whales equals instant win! Lol! How did I miss this all this time? I feel a bit stupid but at least I have tons of points accumulated.
    It's probably best that you just found out now. I play with Deadpool at least once a day to accumulate points, just so I can use it without having to worry about running out. It helps if I'm in a battle I know I have a low chance of succeeding, but make sure you get those purples earlier than later.
  • uberhamsteruberhamster Posts: 96 Match Maker
    fmftint wrote:
    Quebbster wrote:
    One caveat is that if you use it in a wave node, you only defeat the current enemies, not everyone waiting in the wings.
    There's no reason not to go for 5 purple though, it does quite nice team damage at max level, over 4000.


    I may be dense but I have no idea how to *not* fire mega whales when I have enough points. The "no" button isn't functional for me. So I only use it in dire circumstances like gauntlet nodes as a result. icon_e_sad.gif what am I missing?
    HtzDonY.jpg?1

    OK will drop 1 whale, PUSH ME! drops all whales and spends deadpool points

    OHHHHH.

    Thank you so much!! icon_e_smile.gif
  • PlatzyPlatzy Posts: 77 Match Maker
    Even knowing that, I always have to consciously force myself to look away from that big shiny purple button when I want to "only" drop a regular whale.
    I wonder how many accidental superwhales have been fired by people playing on autopilot... icon_e_biggrin.gif
  • PhaserhawkPhaserhawk Age Unconfirmed Posts: 2,676 Chairperson of the Boards
    Does mega whales kill everybody no matter how many covers you have? (If I only EVER use DP for mega whales do I lose out on anything by only having 3 covers in purple?)

    Unless Elektra cast Shadow Step, it won't kill her, found that out one day.
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    Phaserhawk wrote:
    Does mega whales kill everybody no matter how many covers you have? (If I only EVER use DP for mega whales do I lose out on anything by only having 3 covers in purple?)

    Unless Elektra cast Shadow Step, it won't kill her, found that out one day.
    Does it kill someone who is airborne from a Fastball Special?
  • PhaserhawkPhaserhawk Age Unconfirmed Posts: 2,676 Chairperson of the Boards
    I would guess it would not, since they are not on the board.
  • simonsezsimonsez Posts: 4,663 Chairperson of the Boards
    Phaserhawk wrote:
    I would guess it would not, since they are not on the board.
    Then again, the game display doesn't look like it's coded to deal massive damage, it looks like it's just coded to create a victory condition. So it's not a given that they're first checking to see if one of the opponents is floating above the battlefield.
  • XandorXerxesXandorXerxes Posts: 327 Mover and Shaker
    simonsez wrote:
    Phaserhawk wrote:
    I would guess it would not, since they are not on the board.
    Then again, the game display doesn't look like it's coded to deal massive damage, it looks like it's just coded to create a victory condition. So it's not a given that they're first checking to see if one of the opponents is floating above the battlefield.

    I had points to spare (famous last words) so I tested this out.

    I can confirm that wherever it is that the whales drop from, Colossus throws people higher. Colossus threw Doc Oc, I used mega-whales, Colossus died and Doc Oc didn't. Doc Oc also didn't land immediately, so your next match 3's or whatever won't actually do any damage. He did land the next turn when his counter expired.
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    Probably an obvious-but-doesn't-seem-obvious-question: if you use Whales on a team with Phoenix (and her green power), will From the Ashes activate?

    Apologies if I appear noob, just curious about this
    IceIX confirmed that if Phoenix and her teammates are all KOed, your team gets no more turns and thus Phoenix's countdown never resolves.
  • NickHewitt12NickHewitt12 Age Unconfirmed Posts: 116 Tile Toppler
    What if you use Mega-Whales on a team with Phoenix, Colossus and an additional character, and the additional character is thrown? Would the Jean Grey CD still proc?
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    What if you use Mega-Whales on a team with Phoenix, Colossus and an additional character, and the additional character is thrown? Would the Jean Grey CD still proc?
    I assume so. Bit of a corner case scenario though...
  • TatercatTatercat Age Unconfirmed Posts: 930 Critical Contributor
    They ought to change this power using Whales to using Wolverines. It would fit into Deadpool's meta-fourth wall breaking humor quite nicely, and all the Wolverine characters in this game would be hilarious flopping around the screen at once.
  • Cypr3ssCypr3ss Age Unconfirmed Posts: 155 Tile Toppler
    Tatercat wrote:
    They ought to change this power using Whales to using Wolverines. It would fit into Deadpool's meta-fourth wall breaking humor quite nicely, and all the Wolverine characters in this game would be hilarious flopping around the screen at once.

    This would be awesome to see!!! icon_e_biggrin.gif

    Regards,
    Cypr3ss.
  • Tatercat wrote:
    They ought to change this power using Whales to using Wolverines. It would fit into Deadpool's meta-fourth wall breaking humor quite nicely, and all the Wolverine characters in this game would be hilarious flopping around the screen at once.
    Thing is, whales is kind of an inside joke. What do they call players that spend large amounts of money on the game? Whales. A common complaint about this practice is it is like paying to win. Therefore, whales is literally Deadpool breaking the 4th wall and asking if you want to pay to win the match. I'm sure someone out there could probably explain it more elegantly but there ya go.
  • Jack0fAllGamesJack0fAllGames Age Unconfirmed Posts: 65 Match Maker
    Sain wrote:
    Tatercat wrote:
    They ought to change this power using Whales to using Wolverines. It would fit into Deadpool's meta-fourth wall breaking humor quite nicely, and all the Wolverine characters in this game would be hilarious flopping around the screen at once.
    Thing is, whales is kind of an inside joke. What do they call players that spend large amounts of money on the game? Whales. A common complaint about this practice is it is like paying to win. Therefore, whales is literally Deadpool breaking the 4th wall and asking if you want to pay to win the match. I'm sure someone out there could probably explain it more elegantly but there ya go.

    It may also be a reference to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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