New Character Blog - Northstar (Classic) (1/9/20)

LakeStoneLakeStone ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 652 Site Admin
Happy New Year Everyone!

The new character blog continues today with Northstar (Classic). We hope you enjoy some fun information that helps you get familiar with the character and the design from the team.

Enjoy the brief read!  
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  • blankcanvasblankcanvas Posts: 269 Mover and Shaker
    Interesting insight into the thought behind the character. Even though he is a poor character and certainly nowhere near the 4* meta.
  • DyingLegendDyingLegend Posts: 677 Critical Contributor
    A marginally better quicksilver. Cool? 
  • blankcanvasblankcanvas Posts: 269 Mover and Shaker
    I think a case could be made that quicksilver is actually the better of the 2. At least he packs a punch with his cheap green.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 3,597 Chairperson of the Boards
    I appreciate the article and insight!  Thanks for keeping this going.
  • Godzillafan67Godzillafan67 Posts: 130 Tile Toppler
    I echo @blankcanvas and @bluewolf's comments. Please continue to spend the time on these. 
  • JHawkIncJHawkInc Posts: 2,049 Chairperson of the Boards
    These design insight blogs are always highly appreciated. 
  • tiomonotiomono Posts: 1,467 Chairperson of the Boards
    I dont see how his being something of an inspiring figure: entrepreneur, icon, and having a well attended wedding, plays in the game? 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,589 Chairperson of the Boards
    I also really enjoy these; I'd still like to request a Classic Character Design Post-Mortem blog where we look at older characters and how they fit into the meta. Also just higher level articles about the overall design of the game, incuding a discussion on the current meta.
  • shardwickshardwick Posts: 1,431 Chairperson of the Boards
    I think a case could be made that quicksilver is actually the better of the 2. At least he packs a punch with his cheap green.
    He's one of my MVPs for fighting Kaecilius. Quicksilver, Switch and Coulson. I love me some Quicksilver.
  • PuceMoosePuceMoose Posts: 1,254 Chairperson of the Boards
    shardwick said:
    I think a case could be made that quicksilver is actually the better of the 2. At least he packs a punch with his cheap green.
    He's one of my MVPs for fighting Kaecilius. Quicksilver, Switch and Coulson. I love me some Quicksilver.
    I usually use Quicksilver, Patch, and Coulson for Big K (the king of value), but I bet Switch works a treat there as well.

    As for the new character, well, I enjoyed the blog at least! I can't see myself getting too fired up to chase this one.

  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,564 Chairperson of the Boards
    PuceMoose said:
    shardwick said:
    I think a case could be made that quicksilver is actually the better of the 2. At least he packs a punch with his cheap green.
    He's one of my MVPs for fighting Kaecilius. Quicksilver, Switch and Coulson. I love me some Quicksilver.
    I usually use Quicksilver, Patch, and Coulson for Big K (the king of value), but I bet Switch works a treat there as well.

    As for the new character, well, I enjoyed the blog at least! I can't see myself getting too fired up to chase this one.


    Sabretooth, Patch and Elektra for me!

    Back on topic - I am not convinced in any way or form that Northstar is "fastest man in the Marvel Universe" unless all the characters who are capable of travelling through space to different planets under their own power are not being counted. I reckon Nova alone would have to be faster than Northstar before we even get to the cosmic powered ones...
  • blankcanvasblankcanvas Posts: 269 Mover and Shaker
    I am struggling to be convinced that he is a worthwhile addition to the game at all  :/
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,589 Chairperson of the Boards
    on-demand line clears is pretty helpful, but i wish his black did more damage. 1-cover in black vs Kid Nova in the first Shield Training node was kind of hilarious just watching the board do nothing for a turn or two...
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,564 Chairperson of the Boards
    On-demand line clears could be pretty useful against Ultron although Northstar will probably be dead before he even gets the 8AP or else somebody actually quite good has already killed Ultron...
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,564 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 13 January 2020, 15:33
    And he doesn't even counter Vulture! You would need him at level 5 just to stop Vulture getting all  most of the green from 1 turn airbourne but you still get the blue black and red in exchange for taking less damage than you might have from being on the ground...The blog was right - Northstar is a good guy, he is helping me destroy his team! Thanks Northstar!
  • blankcanvasblankcanvas Posts: 269 Mover and Shaker
    What's with Northstars ears?
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,466 Chairperson of the Boards
    What's with Northstars ears?

    He's an elf. That's why he's so fast ;)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,589 Chairperson of the Boards
    I think he and his sister are the Bootleg Wonder Twins, no?
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,564 Chairperson of the Boards
    What's with Northstars ears?

    He's an elf. That's why he's so fast ;)
    Bill Mantlo  really did ruin Alpha Flight back in the day...😥😥😥
  • PiMacleodPiMacleod Posts: 449 Mover and Shaker
    Funny when they say 'speedster' and they address how Quicksilver and Northstar play....

    But when i think speed in traditional gaming values, i think 'more turns' or 'attacks' or 'dodgy'...

    But in MPQ, to get extra hits, you gotta be BEEFY (which, to me, beefy strong peeps should just hit harder period, not more often)...  See 4* Juggs, ME Hulk, 5* Hulk for common examples.  Or, for extra hits in MPQ, you gotta be tricky (Miguel's bite, Medusa's hair, any Torch's green, etc).

    Speed in MPQ seems to mean the ability to manipulate the board.  Okay, fine...  But if thats the case, less than speedy people do that too...

    I dunno.  I just scratch my head sometimes when i try to figure out a raw system of logic MPQ is based on.
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