Grand Experiment 2: Treading Water in the SCL 10 Post-Shardpocalypse

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  • skittledaddy
    skittledaddy Posts: 983 Critical Contributor
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    @skittledaddy said:
    BSSM is coming soon. I promise. Just gotta trust the rotation.

    BSSM preview is now in-game.

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    yup, saw that one. is his progression feature going to be the one that starts going into Monday? I'll be on a cruise across the weekend and don't expect to have great connectivity to chase him.

  • skittledaddy
    skittledaddy Posts: 983 Critical Contributor
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    Yes. Surfer's progression event is this weekend. BSSM's progression event will start Monday.

  • rainkingucd
    rainkingucd Posts: 1,323 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @ThaRoadWarrior : I mentioned before that we were on the same 5* progression schedule (including the duped 4* Black Widow).

    Funnily enough, with 1 to go, the Meet Rocket & Groot PVE progression rewards are what we both need to finish. You need BSSM, and I need Reptil. I probably won't quite manage to get enough Reptil covers by the end of the event, but it seemed a nice bit of symmetry

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Yeah that is a really fun bit of coincidence! I've kept my 4* parked on Iron Spider even though the shards I need are here in progression, and I need 5x more covers. I'll surely finish this event before that happens though. I did go through and distribute my shards onto Frost and She-Hulk even though both are still growing.

    Just as a check in:
    Current Latest:
    Chasm: lvl 453
    She-Hulk: 3/3/3 with 392 shards
    Frost: 5/4/3 with 65 shards

    NEW
    Deathlok: 3/3/3 with 140 shards
    Arcade: 1/1/1 with 455 shards

    And when Riri drops, I'll have 4x covers deployed from my lvl 343 Ironheart.

    I was a little worried about having an underperforming Shulk, but so far it's not going too badly.

    I'm also up over 1 million iso now, so I shouldn't have a pinch even if I get that final Frost at the same time as Black Suit wraps up. So truly post Iso i suppose

  • rainkingucd
    rainkingucd Posts: 1,323 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @ThaRoadWarrior said:

    I was a little worried about having an underperforming Shulk, but so far it's not going too badly.

    With all classics champed, you could always move your 4* target to Shulk (and 3* too, if she's mid-range or higher) and get the extra iShulk covers that way.

    I just moved my 3* target to Arcade as 5* Arcade is my lowest covered at this point.

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    I may if it comes to that. I think I’m going to grind Juggernaut up to max since I use him for easy clears everyday, and there are nodes every so often where I’m a couple hundred points from a single swipe win if two enemies start above 4300 health like the maggia bald guys will sometimes do. Right now he is at 324, so I’ll work on him till it’s a guaranteed single swipe win.

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited November 2022
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    Black Suit is champed, just four short human years after the dawn of the Kitty/Rocket reign of terror. Can’t wait to take him for a spin lol.

    I am now caught up through Chasm at the 5* tier.

    I am on day 2,474. I champed my first 5* (ghost rider) back in 2019, so it took 3 years of dedicated grind that straddled the introduction of bonus heroes, the retirement of bonus heroes and their supercession by shards, the introduction of saved covers, and SCL10 (possibly even 9, I don't recall) to get to this point.

    Current 4 and 5 Roster Snapshot, nothing below that is doing anything other than farming without duplicates:


    Profe$$or X: 472
    Yellowjacket: 467
    Beta Ray Bill: 465
    Iceman: 463
    Ghost Rider: 462
    Heimdall: 461
    Kitty Pryde: 461
    Mister Sinister: 461
    Storm: 461
    Apocalypse: 460
    Magneto: 460
    Rescue: 460
    Okoye: 459
    Lumbercap: 458
    Doctor Doom: 458
    Elektra: 458
    Kamala Khan: 458
    Scarlet Witch: 458
    Old Man Logan: 458
    Yelena Belova: 458
    Cable: 457
    Carbage: 457
    Ghostpool: 457
    Jessica Jones: 457
    Killmonger: 457
    Kingpin: 457
    Knull: 457
    Shang-Chi: 457
    Thanos: 457
    Gladiator Thor: 457
    Captain Marvel: 456
    Electro: 456
    Hawkeye: 456
    Jean Grey: 456
    Onslaught: 456
    Star-Lord: 456
    iHulk: 456
    Wasp: 456
    Black Bolt: 455
    Cyclops: 455
    Doctor Strange: 455
    Old Man Daken: 455
    Adam Warlock: 454
    Colossus: 454
    Hela: 454
    Banner: 454
    FA Cap: 453
    Chasm: 453
    Daredevil: 453
    Gambit: 453
    Green Goblin: 453
    Iron Man XLVI: 453
    Odin: 453
    Silver Surfer: 453
    Jane Thor: 453
    Abigail Brand: 452
    Big Wheel: 452
    Ultron: 452
    Black Panther: 451
    Crystal: 451
    Doctor Octopus: 451
    Gamora: 451
    Gargantos: 451
    Havok: 451
    Sersi: 451
    Archangel: 450
    Black Widow: 450
    Loki: 450
    Moon Knight: 450
    Ronan: 450
    Spider-Man Back in Black: 450
    Spider-Man Peter Parker: 450
    Arcade (new): 1/1/1 with 455 shards
    Emma Frost: 5/4/3 with 65 shards
    riri williams (new): 1/1/1 with 500 shards
    She-Hulk: 3/3/3 with 398 shards


    Chavez: 370
    Panther: 370
    Danvers: 370
    Frost: 370
    Kingpin: 370
    Lockjaw: 370
    Medusa: 370
    Peggy: 370
    Rogue: 370
    Valkyrie: 370
    Vulture: 370
    Gamora: 365
    Kate Bishop: 364
    Bucky: 364
    Jubilee: 363
    Hulkbuster: 362
    Flaptain: 362
    X-23: 362
    Ant-Man: 361
    Luke Cage: 361
    Shuri: 361
    Black Widow: 360
    Deadpool: 360
    Mordo: 360
    Nightcrawler: 360
    Wolverine: 360
    Wasp: 359
    Professor X: 358
    Elektra: 357
    Spider-Gwen: 357
    Jean Grey: 356
    Kraven: 354
    Nico Minoru: 354
    Cyclops: 353
    Ghost Rider: 353
    Sandman: 353
    Iceman: 352
    Miles Morales: 352
    Mr. Fantastic: 352
    Rocket & Groot: 352
    TA Hulk: 352
    the Thing: 351
    Dazzler: 350
    Gwenpool: 349
    Mockingbird: 349
    Moon Knight: 349
    Carnage: 348
    Nova: 348
    Quake: 348
    Agent Coulson: 347
    EB Venom: 347
    Blade: 346
    Cloak & Dagger: 346
    Drax: 345
    Hobofist: 345
    Yondu: 345
    Black Cat: 344
    riri williams: 343
    Jane Thor: 343
    Invisible Woman: 342
    Star-Lord: 342
    War Machine: 342
    Nick Fury: 339
    Northstar: 339
    Karnak: 338
    Punisher: 338
    Mysterio: 337
    Main Event: 337
    magik: 335
    Red Hulk: 334
    Wiccan: 334
    Iron Spider: 333
    Spider-Woman: 333
    Agent Venom: 333
    Prowler: 331
    Polaris: 328
    Ronin: 327
    Domino: 326
    Sabretooth: 326
    Anti-Venom: 325
    Bishop: 324
    Juggernaut: 324
    Karolina Dean: 324
    Namor: 324
    MODOK: 323
    Misty: 323
    Howard the Duck (limited): 321
    Spider-Man 2099: 318
    Super-Skrull: 318
    Talos: 318
    Human Torch: 317
    Wolfsbane: 317
    Blob: 316
    worthy Cap: 316
    Elsa Bloodstone: 316
    Maria Hill: 316
    Scorpion: 316
    Thanos: 316
    Silk: 314
    Negasonic: 313
    Legion: 312
    Throg: 311
    Beast: 310
    Loki: 307
    Kate Pryde: 306
    Taskmaster (limited): 305
    Hydra Stomper: 305
    Hellcat: 304
    Monica Rambeau: 304
    Red Guardian: 302
    Echo: 301
    Ikaris: 299
    Lizard: 299
    Melinda May: 299
    Doc Ock: 298
    Gertrude Yorkes: 298
    Mantis: 293
    Rhino: 292
    Morbius: 291
    Puck: 290
    Spider-Man Oscorp: 290
    Black-Knight: 289
    Hulkling: 288
    Spider-Ham (limited): 286
    Gorr: 283
    Reptil: 275
    She-Hulk: 275
    Doop: 271
    Deathlok (new): 3/3/3 with 140 shards

    Duplicates (all grown organically):
    Chavez: 305
    Frost: 279
    Rogue: 276
    Panther: 273
    Danvers: 1/1/1
    Kingpin: 2/1/2
    Lockjaw: 3/2/1
    Medusa: 3/1/5
    Peggy: 1/1/2
    Valkyrie: 0/2/2
    Vulture: 1/0/5

  • skittledaddy
    skittledaddy Posts: 983 Critical Contributor
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    Congrats! I was waiting for you to announce it.
    I'm inching toward the same goal of fully-covering (everyone knows that I don't champ them) all of the 5s. I have 48 done, with 4 more in my sights before year-end.

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    I'm considering rostering all the 1* characters now, just to have one of everyone. For a long time I've just had a single one for DDQ, but it seems now like a good time economy wise with the reduction in slot costs etc to go ahead and do it. I moved my 4* from Iron Spider over to Juggernaut this morning. My 3* is still on Spider-man, probably stay there till he hits that last block of iron spider shards, and then I'll just walk it around to re-champ the flips I've done. My 5* for now is going to stay parked on next-unchamped-out of latest, so She-Hulk for the time being. I'm super far along on Emma, so I'll probably go back to classic once She-Hulk is champed.

  • KGB
    KGB Posts: 3,041 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Congrats!

    I'm about where Skittledaddy is on 5* and like he does, I also soft cap all my fully covered 5*.

    Surprised you never rostered more than a single 1*. Your alliance must be very casual. I have 1* Spiderman and Widow rostered just so I can send his Purple and her Blue TU's in addition to the L40 Juggs. Interestingly enough, I don't even bother with the 1* DDQ node any more since with the addition of the 2 new nodes you can reach all rewards without playing the 1* node and I don't need the 200 ISO.

    KGB

  • dramatist
    dramatist Posts: 222 Tile Toppler
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    I’m still not actively chasing the last four classics I need to champ. Captain Marvel needs 1 cover, Gambit and Rescue need 2 covers and Havok needs 3. I’ll get them champed eventually.

    I now have 16 maxed 4* with 17 more in the 360s.

    Looks like going forward I will be able to champ most of the new 5*s without too much trouble barring incredibly bad luck.

    Things are going pretty smoothly. I also have 10 million iso and 4.7 million red iso if they ever decide if it will be important for something when we are post iso.

  • Zalasta
    Zalasta Posts: 273 Mover and Shaker
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    Gratz TRW! It's been a long haul, but you've kept at it and inspired others. I'm keeping up with latest, but still have 23 classics to finish, so it's going to take me a bit longer. The new dev team is certainly helping with more latest covers in regular boss events and feeders right out of the gate.
    That gives me more opportunities to use CP in classic legends. :smile:

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @KGB said:
    Congrats!

    I'm about where Skittledaddy is on 5* and like he does, I also soft cap all my fully covered 5*.

    Surprised you never rostered more than a single 1*. Your alliance must be very casual. I have 1* Spiderman and Widow rostered just so I can send his Purple and her Blue TU's in addition to the L40 Juggs. Interestingly enough, I don't even bother with the 1* DDQ node any more since with the addition of the 2 new nodes you can reach all rewards without playing the 1* node and I don't need the 200 ISO.

    KGB

    My alliance is so laid back we're horizontal lol. I don't mind; it would be nice to be able to finish alliance events but it's whatever really.

  • Grizwald
    Grizwald Posts: 113 Tile Toppler
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    I was looking over my roster to see how far I was from champing all the 5*. I have 52 that are unchamped and need covers. For a total of 488 5* covers needed. If every 5* I pulled out of classics was a needed cover, it would take me roughly 3250 pulls.

    But with new 5* entering the game with covers and feeders, I'm needing less resources to champ the Latest Legends and might be able to start pulling from Classics.

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Ordinarily I'd tell you that most of the vintage characters are just trophies, but this new dev team seems to be committed to rebalances, and those they've done have been pretty good actually, so now i feel like it's a pretty good time to be a champ-em-all type player.

  • Grizwald
    Grizwald Posts: 113 Tile Toppler
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    Yeah, I have enough champed 5* to compete. Most of them are tiny, Dr. Strange at 466 is my highest. I'll probably focus on championing the classic characters I have with the most covers and work my way down.

  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 9,241 Chairperson of the Boards
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    I got She-Hulk champed, and I could technically do a 3:1 conversion to fully cover Emma thereby being completely caught up on covers for available characters for a day. I don’t have the iso to champ her though, so I’ll probably let it ride and see how it goes to keep pulling for her.

  • rainkingucd
    rainkingucd Posts: 1,323 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited November 2022
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    @ThaRoadWarrior said:
    I got She-Hulk champed, and I could technically do a 3:1 conversion to fully cover Emma thereby being completely caught up on covers for available characters for a day. I don’t have the iso to champ her though, so I’ll probably let it ride and see how it goes to keep pulling for her.

    It's tempting, just to be in that position eh? But considering there is so much time left to pull her probably not the best use of resources.

  • HoundofShadow
    HoundofShadow Posts: 8,004 Chairperson of the Boards
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    You completed your Classics way earlier than I estimated. It's quite funny to see players "at a loss" or feeling empty after champing all their Classics. I'm about 20 5* away from champing all the Classic 5*. The only logical step is to look for synergies or aim for 550 gradually by pulling in special stores.