Feedergate

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  • DyingLegendDyingLegend Posts: 924 Critical Contributor
    I thought it would be cool to select the feeder you'd want when you champion a character out of a limited selection.

    For instance;

    Right now 2* magneto only feeds 3* magneto. Lets say you champion another copy of 2* mags and the game gives you a choice of , 3* mags, Beast or psylocke. That way if your 3* magneto is at 266, you can opt to work on another character, cause we all know how fast we can cycle through two stars.

    Now if you apply that to the 3*tier, you can give each character a choice of two feeders ( i think there is 47 3*s and 90 4*s,  you get the point) then technically everyone in the 3* field has a feeder option for 4*s and it gives you more incentive to turn and burn 3* to build up other 4 stars.

    Just a thought...
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 3,385 Chairperson of the Boards
    The devs has metrics for almost everything. It's possible they have certain metric to determine how fast they should release feeder.

    Back in mid? 2019, they felt they were releasing feeders too quickly. They mentioned it would be tied in to special events. However, they didn't elaborate what they meant by "special events". I think it's understandable why because they wanted to have some room to wriggle about. Once they give us a definition of "special events", players will try all means to fit the definition into any special events and demand for feeders. We have quite a number of word forensics who specialise in dissecting the words of the devs. Past scandals include words such as "neutral", "expert players" and the recent one would be "daily".

    There are about 8 new 5* a year. So, if 1.1 feeder/month is considered fast, then we got to wait for more 5* to be added in to lower the average feeder rate.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 4,910 Chairperson of the Boards
    I consider October 2018 as the time they really pulled back on feeders.  They had 2 that month, and since then we have had 5 total.  Assuming one isn't coming in October that means about one feeder every 2.4 months for the past year.

    At the end of October we had 29 5's and 20 feeders, so 9 were unfed.

    Now we have 37 5's and 25 feeders, so now we have 12 unfed.

    I suppose maybe they want the number of unfed or the ratio of unfed to be at some level?  Of course if it's a % then that means the actual number will continue to rise.  Who knows though, since there is no communication and everything we do is surmising and assuming and parsing language.

    I would also point out that the year 2019 has had 7 5's so far and will finish with 9 (10 would be unlikely, but I suppose possible).

    Anyway, it is undeniable that the number of unfed has risen this year which I suppose is what the developers intend and plan on.
  • randomhero1090randomhero1090 Posts: 396 Mover and Shaker
    Once they give us a definition of "special events", players will try all means to fit the definition into any special events and demand for feeders. We have quite a number of word forensics who specialise in dissecting the words of the devs. Past scandals include words such as "neutral", "expert players" and the recent one would be "daily".
    Huh???
    So we need a dev specific definition of "special event" in order to classify the game's anniversary as a "special event"?
    Ight ima head out....
  • starlord1982starlord1982 Posts: 15 Just Dropped In
    The devs has metrics for almost everything. It's possible they have certain metric to determine how fast they should release feeder.

    Back in mid? 2019, they felt they were releasing feeders too quickly. They mentioned it would be tied in to special events. However, they didn't elaborate what they meant by "special events". I think it's understandable why because they wanted to have some room to wriggle about. Once they give us a definition of "special events", players will try all means to fit the definition into any special events and demand for feeders. We have quite a number of word forensics who specialise in dissecting the words of the devs. Past scandals include words such as "neutral", "expert players" and the recent one would be "daily".

    There are about 8 new 5* a year. So, if 1.1 feeder/month is considered fast, then we got to wait for more 5* to be added in to lower the average feeder rate.
    So anniversary isn't a special event then??? They only gave us 2 weeks of true double iso which they never do any other time, but that wouldn't make it special. This is the event that has always been singled out as the highlight of the year and it's not special enough for a feeder???
  • jp1jp1 Posts: 791 Critical Contributor
    DAZ0273 said:
    I look forward to the new definition of "Daily" myself which now apparently means "sometime at some point maybe". In the spirit of this I have applied this meaning to my PvE clears and look forward to collecting all my rewards after maybe possibly at some point on a "Daily" basis completing these. 


    It means something different to game Devs than it does to all of us “Dunning-Kruger Specialists”
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 3,385 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited October 2019
    My point is words can mean different thing to different people. Let's use feeders as an example.

    Based on past feeders' feedbacks, one gripe is always how the feeders chosen are not "logical". Those players will argue how their choices of feeders are logical. 

    There are a lot of ways to look at things, but over here, sometimes people take things at face value too seriously and get hung up on that one or two words.

  • theomentheomen Posts: 99 Match Maker
    edited October 2019
    From Brigby:
    "Hey Everyone. IceIX has unfortunately been feeling a bit under the weather lately, so he hasn't been in the office to post some of the upcoming news (darn changing of the seasons), but don't worry.

    There is still some more to this anniversary that we haven't revealed yet!"

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...
  • randomhero1090randomhero1090 Posts: 396 Mover and Shaker
    theomen said:
    From Brigby:
    "Hey Everyone. IceIX has unfortunately been feeling a bit under the weather lately, so he hasn't been in the office to post some of the upcoming news (darn changing of the seasons), but don't worry.

    There is still some more to this anniversary that we haven't revealed yet!"

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...
    First, hope Ice is OK.

    More for anniversary???  Interesting....
  • theomentheomen Posts: 99 Match Maker
    theomen said:
    From Brigby:
    "Hey Everyone. IceIX has unfortunately been feeling a bit under the weather lately, so he hasn't been in the office to post some of the upcoming news (darn changing of the seasons), but don't worry.

    There is still some more to this anniversary that we haven't revealed yet!"

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in...
    First, hope Ice is OK.

    More for anniversary???  Interesting....
    Yeah, absolutely hope Ice is OK. Lack of communication makes way more sense now. I'm not getting my hopes up for feeders a second time though.
  • crackninjacrackninja Posts: 438 Mover and Shaker
    So what would it take for people that were disappointed to now be satisfied, or dare I say happy with the anniversary?  I find it hard to believe that announcing a late breaking Banner feeder would tip the scales, but maybe it would for some?
  • theomentheomen Posts: 99 Match Maker
    So what would it take for people that were disappointed to now be satisfied, or dare I say happy with the anniversary?  I find it hard to believe that announcing a late breaking Banner feeder would tip the scales, but maybe it would for some?
    All unfed 5* caught up?
  • crackninjacrackninja Posts: 438 Mover and Shaker
    theomen said:
    So what would it take for people that were disappointed to now be satisfied, or dare I say happy with the anniversary?  I find it hard to believe that announcing a late breaking Banner feeder would tip the scales, but maybe it would for some?
    All unfed 5* caught up?
    That would certainly make me happy, though it's more likely that we get 6* Stan Lee  :D
  • KGBKGB Posts: 1,106 Chairperson of the Boards
    So what would it take for people that were disappointed to now be satisfied, or dare I say happy with the anniversary?  I find it hard to believe that announcing a late breaking Banner feeder would tip the scales, but maybe it would for some?
    I wasn't disappointed by anniversary (I don't need 5* feeders because I'm only in 4* land).

    So for me, I'd like the solution to dilution. That would benefit the 4 and 5 star tiers and it's long long overdue.

    KGB
  • TherealsmkspyTherealsmkspy Posts: 248 Tile Toppler
    edited October 2019
    So what would it take for people that were disappointed to now be satisfied, or dare I say happy with the anniversary?  I find it hard to believe that announcing a late breaking Banner feeder would tip the scales, but maybe it would for some?
    Personally yes, I've got a champed Banner, but any feeder update is a welcomed edition. And I say this when only Cable, Iceman, and Prof $ would truly benefit me for more covers.
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