MPQ Sneak Peek: October 2019 Edition

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  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 3,418 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 29 October 2019, 00:54
    @blankcanvas

    I don't want to get this thread too far off topic, but I agree in large part with what you are saying and have been bringing up dilution as an issue for a while now.

    Yes, we basically have the biggest Marvel characters in the game.  I think most Marvel games do by now.....MFF is adding Doctor Voodoo (OK) and.... Aero and Sword Master, who I personally have no familiarity with.  The people we are missing are more along the lines of deep dives but what can you expect after almost 200 characters?

    I don't think quality variation is an argument against adding characters exactly.....there will always be characters that are better and worse, partly because there is a strong attempt to tie characters' abilities to their background which drives some of the usefulness.

    All this doesn't change the fact that the devs see new characters as a primary driver of spending, and therefore they keep adding them to the game.  So when people seem surprised that a new one is coming, that in turn surprises me a little since that’s the normal state of affairs. 
  • GronkSmashGronkSmash Posts: 40 Just Dropped In
    Less is more - We're at the point where our character release schedule is more frequent than WWE PPVs and that's saying something. They've been doing it for years (2 now) but at some point it would benefit all types of players IMO if we had more attention to PvE and PvP enhancement than Character development. At least fix the store so we can have a better shot at some of the existing characters in the vaults before you add more to the mix. I hope this character targeting thing works as well as the bonus and saved covers experiment and not fizzle as quickly as the support events from earlier this year. BTW When is THAT coming back??
  • JormagundJormagund Posts: 74 Match Maker
    • All the major, big name characters now appear in game (some in multiple tiers e.g. IM35, IM40, Hulkbuster & IM46, and some characters multiplied in same tier e.g. BSSM & SMPP). Churn of new characters vs. re-skins seems lower, but I've not done the maths and happy to be corrected.
    I respectively disagree, there are still tons of notable characters that we haven't had yet Red Skull, Viper, MODOK, Rhino, Shocker, Mr. Sinister, Omega Red, Oatu, Starjammers, Gladiator/imperial guard etc.  There's still plenty of scope for them to keep up with the MCU/TV Shows while still chucking out characters with a nostalgia value.
    Doubt we're going to see a slow down any time soon as new characters drive spend.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,408 Chairperson of the Boards
    Are we on track for a preview update at all? I'm seeing XFW in Hero for Hire, so I assume that's the next crash
  • NeoktheoneNeoktheone Posts: 13 Just Dropped In
    Are we on track for a preview update at all? I'm seeing XFW in Hero for Hire, so I assume that's the next crash
    Assuming the same. And what about the event that starts Thursday? Sinister Six alliance event with a special Carnage store? Which 4* in progression?
  • chf5868chf5868 Posts: 14 Just Dropped In
    I'm kinda on the same track...updates are coming right to the wire which reduces their effectiveness for non hardcore alliances which don't know the preset patterns. Posting a week of updates doesn't accomplish much if we burn through them before the next ones come out, especially going into an alliance event. Miss the days of the event charts I could post for the masses as well....

    And definitely agree w/ Jormagund, there are a PILE of unexplored characters w/out having to double up, much less having 4-5 versions. As an older player, I almost fell over when Jim Hammond came out!! Wherever that came from, keep them coming!! If you want multiple versions, how about the rest of the Invaders/Defenders/Hellfire Club/West Coast Avengers, etc. AND YES, OMEGA RED & Mr SINISTER!! PLEASE!
  • leoperez90leoperez90 Posts: 45 Just Dropped In
    Did I miss the update? Or did they forget about us.......again. 
  • lvsmr2lvsmr2 Posts: 17 Just Dropped In
    They can't blame being all sick again this time! 
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 3,418 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 30 October 2019, 22:28
    Let's abandon this idea, try an era of surprise events.

    EA has surprise mechanics so why not?

    Maybe it’d make the game more fun. 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,408 Chairperson of the Boards
    @Brigby
    @IceIX
    y'all doing ok? 


  • zodiac339zodiac339 Posts: 1,927 Chairperson of the Boards
    24 hours to the next Story. My guess, completely not based on it saying so in the Carnage post, is Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six. The surprise twist is that we’re fighting six Mr. Sinisters this time. Finally in game as a Boss!

    Maybe they could do an event where we have to fight all the non-playable characters. Gorgon, Ultron Prime, Kaecilius, Galactus, Norman Osborn (as Norman instead of Goblin), and Apocalypse. I don’t know if it would be fun, but they could do it.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 3,418 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 30 October 2019, 19:34
    Maybe the Sinister 6 will be the Clone Saga and you will fight all the Spider-people in the game instead.  Boosted to 616, because why not.
  • wymtimewymtime Posts: 3,169 Chairperson of the Boards
    zodiac339 said:
    24 hours to the next Story. My guess, completely not based on it saying so in the Carnage post, is Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six. The surprise twist is that we’re fighting six Mr. Sinisters this time. Finally in game as a Boss!

    Maybe they could do an event where we have to fight all the non-playable characters. Gorgon, Ultron Prime, Kaecilius, Galactus, Norman Osborn (as Norman instead of Goblin), and Apocalypse. I don’t know if it would be fun, but they could do it.
    Do you remember the cluster of an event Boss Rush was?  It was almost as bad as the first run of Galactus where they came on the forum and told us “your suppose to lose” as a fun anniversary boss event.
  • ZalastaZalasta Posts: 59 Match Maker
    So tomorrow starts a boss event (on Halloween), and still no mention of it in any threads that I can find. Nothing in the October 2019 thread, and nothing in the Halloween events thread. Do we really have to wait until it's visible in the game before something gets posted here? At that point, there really isn't any reason to post about it.
  • shardwickshardwick Posts: 1,405 Chairperson of the Boards
    BREAKING!!!!

    Psylocke and Worthy Cap are round rewards for Sinister Six event. Ok Demi and D3 shoot me some extra bonus heroes. Thank ya kindly.
  • Godzillafan67Godzillafan67 Posts: 102 Tile Toppler
    Zalasta said:
    Do we really have to wait until it's visible in the game before something gets posted here?
    What? That'd be ridiculous. 
  • leoperez90leoperez90 Posts: 45 Just Dropped In
    Looks like weve gotten the latest 3 4* in pve and now the boss. 
    Are they trying to make it up to us or something. 
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 3,418 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 31 October 2019, 00:56
    Looks like weve gotten the latest 3 4* in pve and now the boss. 
    Are they trying to make it up to us or something. 
    The 4* pve rewards always follow at Latest/Vintage pattern like so:  LLLVV. (Well, for the past 13 months or so.). Bosses used to be separate from that pattern, but in the past 6-8 months they started including them in that rotation. 
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