The Grand Experiment: Can you transition to 5*s pulling as you go as a progession-only F2P player?

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  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited April 3
    got to the 10cp in dpvsmpq

    XFW: Green (8th saved)

    Champed Bl4de (finally) with a few saved
    Valkyrie: Red (277)


  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Got the final slug of progression CP out of DP v MPQ:
    Danver5: Red (1/0/2)

    So it's absolutely technically possible to fully cover a 5* this way - just need a little luck on which ones you get. I guess I'm off to a pretty good start on GE Doom and Danver5, so I'm probably going to just keep on trucking with pull-as-you go and see what happens. 

    the 10cp and the hawk3y3 cover waiting in No Good News (haven't started yet) will both be good for legendary draws. On a bit of a roll today I guess.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Hit the 10cp in Hawkeye:

    Lockjaw: green (290)
    Lockjaw: Green (291)

    It's always weird when that happens back to back like that...
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Got that hawk3ye cover to max champ him
    chavez: green (302)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    I realized the Spider-Woman at 900 in Hawk3y3 is also good for an LT, so I guess I need to make sure I land that. I've actually been able to float in this event around 620pts like in the good old days - i guess having a max-champ required (or not) has been part of the problem for me. I pushed up to 800 last night, and walked away, and started again today around 621. Now i'm having difficulty breaking through that 840pt glass cieling - there are either no decent options for me to attack, or i'm losing points as I get them to retals. So I popped a shield to let the heat from climbing cool off a little below 800, I'll try again at lunch.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Hit 900+ in Hawk3y3, got that Spider-Woman LT

    Nebula: Green (6th saved)

    is nebula playable? I NEVER see her in PVP so it's hard to evaluate her. She didn't strike me as overly useful in the way I play at release, doubly so since she doesn't have the GotG tag for 4ocket pairing purposes. I've been going down my list of champable-209s as i come up with the 230k iso, and I'm nearing the point where I'll have to start paying full price on them. Some have 10+ saved, and I'd like to target those (moon knight, quake, a few more with 9), but it doesn't seem as fun to buy them to 209 first, or wait double time to get the whole amount. 
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,161 Chairperson of the Boards
    is nebula playable? I NEVER see her in PVP so it's hard to evaluate her. She didn't strike me as overly useful in the way I play at release, doubly so since she doesn't have the GotG tag for 4ocket pairing purposes.
    You're not really going to use her except when required. She's a cool concept, but the implementation is awkward and you need a lot of things to line up right for her combo to work out. Also, she was overshadowed by Dazzler (who's fairly similar, but largely better) immediately after she came out.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    I figured as much. She came out to immediate obsolescence in my memory, I guess it’s good to know that is still the case.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Got the Falcon cover out of Sim, good for an LT
    mockingbird: purple (284)
    cp draw
    iceman: green (6th saved)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited April 5
    Got a 227 Rocket cover for an LT out of DDQ

    Iron Spider: Green (6th saved)

    I decided to start throwing my iso at getting my 4*s to 209. I don't have that many left who are eligible but not leveled there, so it should make my champ-train across Hela/GE Doom/Danver5 stint in latest more likely, rather than maybe getting 1 more Kingpin in the next 2 weeks from their LTs. I put Moon Knight to 209 (11 saved with 1 coming in the next week from daily rewards), then used what was left to start on Quake (12 saved).

    At this point, my 4* tier is as follows:

    Champions: 47
    Champable 209s: 12
    Covered <209: 12
    Missing 1 cover:
    • EB Venom (30 Lokis to go)
    • Drax (70 rock3ts if i just start a dupe from scratch now)
    • Bishop (no feeder)
    • Punisher (34 Punish3rs to go, current 3* bh)
    • Carnage (13 Ocks to go)
    Missing many covers:
    • Magik (1/2/2 - just got to the top of Sim today)
    • Talos (0/1/1 - worst release performance in a long time, but i was traveling)
    • Namor (4/2/3 - part of why i did poorly on Talos)
    • Taskmaster (3/2/2 - see you in October, my dude)
    • Spider-Ham (0/1/4 - I guess we'll get more of these at some point?)
    I do have a champable replacement Bulls3y3 with a saved cover, since I sold my 266 right after his PVP. I'm going to try to stop doing that, but I wanted the HP at the time. I also am torn on saving my 144 Bagman or not, since I'm already 2 covers into his replacement dupe. I generally just flip 2*s as soon as I have a backfill, but this one seems different
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Cp draw
    rulk: purple (280)
    ge Doom: Blue (2/1/3)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    The Dar3devil in DDQ today was 227

    GE Doom: Blue (2/1/4)

    feeling pretty good about Doom at this point
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Hit the 10cp in Venom Bomb plus node cp

    Domino: Black (280)
    mockingbird: yellow (285)

    bonus
    Chavez: yellow (303)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited April 8
    PVP season-end heroics (356th place) got me a bonus Chavez, up to 304

    Today's Crash Lt was good for:
    Iceman: Green (7th saved)

    Got a CP draw
    Lockjaw: yellow (292)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    CP Draw last night:
    TA Hulk - Black (5th saved)

    LT from Mystique
    War Machine: Blue (278)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    I had a bunch of CP draws across Strange Sights:
    Juilation Lee: Purple (2nd saved)
    Moon Knight: Green (12th saved)
    Riri: Green (7th saved)

    re-champed Bulls3y3 this morning for the quick LT
    Hobofist: Black (287)

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Had a CP draw last night

    Fi5k: Black (4/4/3) 

    Got lvl 266 for Ragnarok out of an Ares this morning
    Cyclops: Blue (9th saved)

    Definitely not a slam dunk I'll get 2 more Fi5ks before he leaves, but easily the best finish on a 5* I've had to date - also the most likely to get fed quickly build I've had, assuming feeders continue to get rolled out. This will be the first 5* I've had that "only" needs to be at 300, rather than 340. 

    I have a solid start on GE Doom, and I've already got 3 for Danver5, so I believe I'll just push forward spending only into latest beyond the Kingpin run to see how it goes. 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Cp draw, hit a few good 3* cp levels
    wasp:yellow (281)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    Pulled the LT from The Hunt vault
    Valkyrie:Yellow (278)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 2,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited April 14
    Crash LT:
    bl4ck widow: black (8th saved)

    cp draw
    EB Venom: Yellow (last missing cover)

    now the only feedable 4* covers I’m missing are a black drax, blue punisher, and green carnage. Then it’ll all be new characters I’m hunting covers for.
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