Updates to S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank and Player XP (11/7/17)

BrigbyBrigby ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 7,757 Site Admin
edited November 2017 in MPQ News and Announcements
Hi Everyone,

In the daily patch on Thursday, November 9th, two changes will be coming to S.H.I.E.L.D. Ranks and Player XP. We’re raising the maximum S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank from 125 to 200, significantly increasing the XP for some activities, while shifting XP away from others.

Here’s some info about why we’re changing where XP comes from: We're aiming for S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank to better measure how much you've progressed throughout the game. In order to do so, we’ll be shifting XP sources away from activities that primarily measure time spent in game, and more towards activities that improve your collection of heroes. The changes are tuned so that, for most players, the speed at which you gain S.H.I.E.L.D. Ranks is roughly the same as before (some will find it a little faster, some a little slower). Tying S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank and roster strength closer together lets us use S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank for event improvements we're hoping to make in the future.

You’ll now get a lot more XP from recruiting characters and training their powers. To balance this out though, we’re removing XP from Story Mission rewards, winning a Versus mission, opening packs, and donating Team-Ups. (Note: New players will still get the first-time XP reward for donating their first Team-Up, completing their first Story Mission, completing their first Versus mission, and completing their first Deadpool’s Daily Quest mission.) We know some of you will miss these XP rewards, but the team has spent a lot of time making sure that with these new changes, players will still be earning the same amount of XP as before. The big increases to XP from other sources, and the additional S.H.I.E.L.D. Ranks and rewards, will help make up the difference.

Don’t you worry, MPQ veterans. We haven’t forgotten about those of you that have already hit Rank 125. We’ve been keeping track of all of the XP you’ve been earning, and you’ll automatically be accredited with the XP you’ve been accumulating, as soon as this change goes live.

When it comes to the increase in maximum S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank to 200, the amount of XP required to reach the next rank, and the amount of Iso-8 awarded is unchanged through rank 125 (including the big chunk of bonus Iso-8 at level 125). Just as was true leading up to rank 125, each rank from 126 to 200 is a little harder to reach than the last, but the Iso-8 rewards increase too. There’s also a big bonus award for S.H.I.E.L.D. Rank 200: 150,000 Iso-8.

Here are the specific XP rewards you’ll get from particular activities:

Update: Replaced the word "cutting" with "removing" for clarity
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