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  • ZootSaxZootSax Posts: 1,792 Chairperson of the Boards
    Is the purpose of the new A.I.M. mini-event to help us the players be introduced to the new goon character types or is it really to help THEM get used to being chomped by my Dinosaur?  At this point, it’s too close to call....
  • sambrookjmsambrookjm Posts: 1,704 Chairperson of the Boards
    I was playing the 3-star Magneto required event with Thorkoye as the other two team members.  I get 10 blue AP, and try to activate Magneto's blue to take out the Thug who has a 12K pistol shot ready to go off.  A "Not Enough Tiles" message shows up, and after checking the board out I see that Thor has completely eliminated all of the red tiles.

    My question - Since Magneto can control metal, can he use his powers to control Thor's Hammer and bop him upside the head a few times?
  • DeNappaDeNappa Posts: 1,055 Chairperson of the Boards
    I was playing the 3-star Magneto required event with Thorkoye as the other two team members.  I get 10 blue AP, and try to activate Magneto's blue to take out the Thug who has a 12K pistol shot ready to go off.  A "Not Enough Tiles" message shows up, and after checking the board out I see that Thor has completely eliminated all of the red tiles.

    My question - Since Magneto can control metal, can he use his powers to control Thor's Hammer and bop him upside the head a few times?
    Well to be fair: in the comics or movies, Mags would simply stop the bullets in mid-air or just pull all the guns from the maggia's hands.
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,771 Chairperson of the Boards
    I was playing the 3-star Magneto required event with Thorkoye as the other two team members.  I get 10 blue AP, and try to activate Magneto's blue to take out the Thug who has a 12K pistol shot ready to go off.  A "Not Enough Tiles" message shows up, and after checking the board out I see that Thor has completely eliminated all of the red tiles.

    My question - Since Magneto can control metal, can he use his powers to control Thor's Hammer and bop him upside the head a few times?

    Huh. I'm guessing Magneto is, in general, not worthy, but would his mutant power actually be considered him lifting the hammer?
    Actually, is Mjolnir even made of magnetic metals? Something like that could make for a really nasty surprise for Mags at some point.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 4,307 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 6 July 2020, 13:39
    Mjolnir (in the comic books) is made of Uru which is capable of being affected by magnetism. Magneto has proved able to deflect Mjolnir when thrown at him. However the main characteristic of Uru is its ability to store and be enhanced by enchantments - so because of the magical enhancements Mjolnir possesses, Magneto is not able to break apart the hammer or otherwise influence its form under normal circumstances.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 4,307 Chairperson of the Boards
    And whilst we are here - this is my understanding of Mags and the other super metals:

    Adamantium - Mags can twist it like a pretzel baby!
    Vibranium - Vibranium is, in its pure form and not an alloy, immune to Magneto's powers, this is both Wakandan and Antarctica versions.
    Carbonandium - As this is just the Soviet version of Adamantium (not as indestructable but more maleable) then it likely shares many features of Adamantium, including a weakness to Mags powers. I can't recall if the two have ever have a showdown but Mags should, as long as he keeps his distance, be able to swat Omega Red like a fly.
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,771 Chairperson of the Boards
    2099's Harbinger of Heroes wasn't triggering on blue matches in a couple of the Featured nodes in Meet R&G. I went through all kinds of weird theories about what the connection might be before I re-read the description and was reminded that it only triggers when a Hero makes those matches, which Super Skrull and Onslaught are not. Fortunately I looked it up before making a bug report ;)
  • BorstockBorstock Posts: 1,378 Chairperson of the Boards
    I just pulled/earned NINE 1* Yelena Black covers in a row. How is that possible?
  • ZootSaxZootSax Posts: 1,792 Chairperson of the Boards
    Borstock said:
    I just pulled/earned NINE 1* Yelena Black covers in a row. How is that possible?
    For all the things that come and go in this game, the wonky RNG in PVP rewards remains eternal...
  • BorstockBorstock Posts: 1,378 Chairperson of the Boards
    ZootSax said:
    Borstock said:
    I just pulled/earned NINE 1* Yelena Black covers in a row. How is that possible?
    For all the things that come and go in this game, the wonky RNG in PVP rewards remains eternal...

    Followed it up yesterday with five straight 1* Spidey blues. So odd.
  • sambrookjmsambrookjm Posts: 1,704 Chairperson of the Boards
    Borstock said:
    ZootSax said:
    Borstock said:
    I just pulled/earned NINE 1* Yelena Black covers in a row. How is that possible?
    For all the things that come and go in this game, the wonky RNG in PVP rewards remains eternal...

    Followed it up yesterday with five straight 1* Spidey blues. So odd.
    I've got seven of his purples in my saved covers section...this after having about a half dozen 1-star Storm yellow for at least a week.
  • OJSPOJSP Posts: 840 Critical Contributor
    Did Beast score 26660 on purpose to get his number?
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 4,307 Chairperson of the Boards
    So I collected my Howard cover from Webbed Wonder adding it to the save pile and I noticed that I have 14 saved Howard covers! Considering he is limited, I have no idea where they all came from - does Webbed Wonder rotate that often?!?!? I guess I might have to seriously consider champing him now...
  • DeNappaDeNappa Posts: 1,055 Chairperson of the Boards
    DAZ0273 said:
    So I collected my Howard cover from Webbed Wonder adding it to the save pile and I noticed that I have 14 saved Howard covers! Considering he is limited, I have no idea where they all came from - does Webbed Wonder rotate that often?!?!? I guess I might have to seriously consider champing him now...
    Webbed wonder is run pretty frequently and guarantees a cover for him, so yeah.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 4,307 Chairperson of the Boards
    DeNappa said:
    DAZ0273 said:
    So I collected my Howard cover from Webbed Wonder adding it to the save pile and I noticed that I have 14 saved Howard covers! Considering he is limited, I have no idea where they all came from - does Webbed Wonder rotate that often?!?!? I guess I might have to seriously consider champing him now...
    Webbed wonder is run pretty frequently and guarantees a cover for him, so yeah.

    If we can please swap him out for Taskmaster, he can replicate the Quack-Fu, that would be nice!
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 4,780 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 20 July 2020, 11:24
    DeNappa said:
    DAZ0273 said:
    So I collected my Howard cover from Webbed Wonder adding it to the save pile and I noticed that I have 14 saved Howard covers! Considering he is limited, I have no idea where they all came from - does Webbed Wonder rotate that often?!?!? I guess I might have to seriously consider champing him now...
    Webbed wonder is run pretty frequently and guarantees a cover for him, so yeah.
    To be specific, WW has run a bit more frequently than every 2 months over the past 6 months.  As are all events, mostly, except for bosses and Fight for Wakanda, and of course the mothballed events.

    So 14 saved covers means approx 26-27 months of saving Howards.  (barring drawing saved covers from Anniversary vaults, earning them in events at Anniversary....maybe more like 18 months)
  • RentedPandaRentedPanda Posts: 80 Match Maker
    Both my Dino and Howard are at 292.  I have never had a cover expire on the vine when that was a thing, was lucky in RNG color order, and never sold any.  Obviously, aside from Anniversary, they are not earned the same way.  This post really has no point except Coincidences are fun!
  • BorstockBorstock Posts: 1,378 Chairperson of the Boards
    Weren't Howard covers also made available during one of the Anniversaries for HP in a vault? Maybe it was Dino. I remember getting a lot of covers for a Limited character one Anniversary because a vault was just loaded with them.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 4,780 Chairperson of the Boards
    Borstock said:
    Weren't Howard covers also made available during one of the Anniversaries for HP in a vault? Maybe it was Dino. I remember getting a lot of covers for a Limited character one Anniversary because a vault was just loaded with them.
    The last Anniversary, at least (and possibly the one before that) became all about Limited characters.  I suppose because there are now 4 of them.  So yeah, if you used HP/tokens in there you could certainly have pulled some Howards.  As well as earning one if you played enough of his PVP (which I assume was run last Anniversary).  (Remember when we used to have Duck Season?)
  • qandolsqandols Posts: 853 Critical Contributor
    I just love it when the AI casts the 'Happy Birthday Runt' TU and I use Kitty. Hey pal, thanks for the strikes.
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