Marvel Puzzle Quest Sneak Peek: May, 2020 (Updated 5/7/20)

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  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 4,949 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited May 2020
    I don't know what that means and how it is relevant to what I posted. I should limit the context to major discussions revolving slowing down character releases, roster slot costs, feeders and rebalancing charactes. Let me correct myself, when it comes to the explanations of their actions/choices regarding the above four contexts, things rarely ends on good terms. Other than that, it's a mixed bag.

    Anyway, if changing 3* covers to shards requires two months of cold storage, then I think it's not really worth the freeze.

    The only unknown left is whether they changed the nodes rewards. This is something none of us can see now.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 5,592 Chairperson of the Boards
    axmoss said:
    DAZ0273 said:
    So they changed like, 3 progression rewards, that's it? Maybe they have changed up the actual round rewards or something because otherwise is doesn't really seem a huge change. Guess we will wait and see. If this is it though seems a bit bizarre Boss Events have been gone so long.
    They didn't change the Alliance Round rewards either. Rounds 2-5 still 3* cover, 4-7 4* covers, and 8 is still one Legendary token (apoc's store).
    Oh. Well that makes all of this even stranger. I wasn't really expecting 5* shards but I at least thought we might get some 4* shards. I can see that players are going to be confused and disappointed maybe but I am still glad Bosses are back.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 5,592 Chairperson of the Boards
    DAZ0273 said:
    axmoss said:
    DAZ0273 said:
    So they changed like, 3 progression rewards, that's it? Maybe they have changed up the actual round rewards or something because otherwise is doesn't really seem a huge change. Guess we will wait and see. If this is it though seems a bit bizarre Boss Events have been gone so long.
    They didn't change the Alliance Round rewards either. Rounds 2-5 still 3* cover, 4-7 4* covers, and 8 is still one Legendary token (apoc's store).
    Oh. Well that makes all of this even stranger. I wasn't really expecting 5* shards but I at least thought we might get some 4* shards. I can see that players are going to be confused and disappointed maybe but I am still glad Bosses are back.
    And now I read back to the front page and there it is in black and white. There is clearly a discrepancy going on here and the Apocalypse thread.
  • BadBad Posts: 1,203 Chairperson of the Boards
    Personally Im happy with playing again a boss event. And that is what I just wanted. About those shards, well we will see it if efectively there are (bets admitted here). I wonder if there are some players waiting for apocalypse covers rewarding playing boss event. Of course if expecting that no outcome will satisfy them.
    Not sure if they will be satisfied even getting him by chance in the token tought. 
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 4,949 Chairperson of the Boards
    Of course I'm not referring to all players as the same. There are those who are not. Unfortunately, the numbers aren't a lot.

    That's a good question. That's probably the type of question game devs ask themselves sometimes. Why are we putting extra effort to please or focus on the minority and then end up getting abused verbally by them?

    If players could control their negative emotions and prevent themselves from abusing the dev whenever they announce something "unpleasant",  then I think they might be more willing to post more often. There are other game devs sharing that sometimes it's not that they don't want to communicate more with the players, but when they do, their explanations get sweeped off as excuses or their words get twisted. 
  • BadBad Posts: 1,203 Chairperson of the Boards
     Why should the majority of the forum users suffer because of a minority? 
    Now that is the great fallacy. Assuming that because some players say a thing others we will not get what they want. 
    Forum users will get what they want if it is something reasonable and if goes well with devs and game interest and most important if devs are willing so.
    This is not a shareholders meeting after all.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 4,910 Chairperson of the Boards
    OJSP said:
    bluewolf said:

    1.  Make these characters required but NOT tied to a specific node (see Snowball Fight) - this seems both simplest and obviously is possible to accomplish.

    2.  At least make Phoenix a possible choice for the Jean Grey node? 
    1. I think the characters were tied to the nodes too in Snowball Fight (I could be wrong, but that's what I recall). But, they weren't too much of an issue because they were 3*s and 4*s (Iceman, Cyclops and Star-Lord)
    2. We can use Phoenix for the Jean Grey node (left node)
    I am pretty certain about the Snowball Fight being open to any character anywhere, but maybe there's a different PVP like this that I'm thinking of.

    I stand corrected on Phoenix......oops.  
  • CT1888CT1888 Posts: 1,201 Chairperson of the Boards
    bluewolf said:
    OJSP said:
    bluewolf said:

    1.  Make these characters required but NOT tied to a specific node (see Snowball Fight) - this seems both simplest and obviously is possible to accomplish.

    2.  At least make Phoenix a possible choice for the Jean Grey node? 
    1. I think the characters were tied to the nodes too in Snowball Fight (I could be wrong, but that's what I recall). But, they weren't too much of an issue because they were 3*s and 4*s (Iceman, Cyclops and Star-Lord)
    2. We can use Phoenix for the Jean Grey node (left node)
    I am pretty certain about the Snowball Fight being open to any character anywhere, but maybe there's a different PVP like this that I'm thinking of.

    I stand corrected on Phoenix......oops.  
    I'm sure they were tied to the nodes in Snowball Fight, but that it was 3*Cap, not Iceman, so all 3 were 3*s, so we're pretty irrelevant to me which one I brought. P
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 4,949 Chairperson of the Boards
    Many a times, decisions are made due to the actions of minority that end up causing inconveniences to the majority. I'm sure you can find many examples in real life. Imagine that you are having a normal conversation with a group of people in a meeting, and then one of them decided to speak in an aggressive manner at you. Then, more people join in the verbal assault while you are trying to address those group that have genuine concerns. If the aggressors can't leave the place, then the speaker has to stop the meeting. Now, picture this happening in almost every meetings. 

    In here, the fact that some are getting many likes, instead of getting their posts flagged for their unnecessary aggressions/insults at the dev tells a lot. 

    Anyway, we are 3 hours away from X-Men vs Apocalypse. Whether there are any 5* shards anywhere in the event will be revealed by the 36th hour.
  • jtsingsjtsings Posts: 278 Mover and Shaker
    bluewolf said:
    House of X remains one of the bigger missteps in terms of design for PVP, I'm sorry to say.

    But FORCING the player to use specific characters in specific nodes while targets (and retals) come in on potentially any node means that you as the player (this is worst for those of us in 5 land) have, really, one choice in terms of which node to use to select targets on (Prof) or else decide to put out a team with a 3 or a 4 on it for anyone else with 5Prof to hit with extreme prejudice.

       1000% agree.  Not only that,  but on the Magneto node, I'm being presented with a champed 5* Prof X along with 2 other 5* champs.  I know Magneto's a top tier 3* but a 3/5/5 matchup against three 5* champs is not really equal MMR in my opinion.  An easy fix for this, besides making it to where we have to use at least one Xmen; which might be difficult to code?, would be to make Wolverine variants in place of Magneto.  Sure 5* Wolverine is no scarecrow but at least 5* players can possibly use threes 5*s on every node.
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 4,949 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited May 2020
    I went to their facebook page and sweeped through the past one month contents and comments. While "they" posted more "contents" there, it's probably because facebook has better tools for them to interact with players, and the number of players are much higher there.  Again, most business facebook pages are usually handled by admins, clerks or social media marketers. I don't see any dev posting there, other than some replies about technical issues.

    In the latest post, they asked the players to post screenshots of their favourite MPQ costumes. About half of the 40 comments are screenshots, and the rest are made up of random posts or feedbacks. Some of the comments there look like what have been posted here regularly. I think some of them are also posting here.

    The dev used to post more frequently in Discord than in here. Why?

    I noticed the devs usually back away when things become heated up with in the forum. Has anyone figured out what caused them to stop answering q&a in mid 2018? 

    I can't see who's been flagging me, so I suppose they disabled that.

    So far, most things look normal in X-Men and Apocalypse.
  • Michael1957Michael1957 Posts: 630 Critical Contributor
    I can’t join Facebook because they always kick me out of the group for my honest opinions . ( To be honest, every Facebook group I join does that , it’s not MPQ’s fault). So the only info I get on the game is from your input here .
  • BadBad Posts: 1,203 Chairperson of the Boards
    On Facebook page there are players openly encouraging to not spend money, they complain about each and one char release, sarcastic comments,etc...
    Well a high version of what happens here, I always wonder how can this game earn so many haters.
    What happens here is still worse because its the official forum and needs more workout to do a profile and talk here.
    And being the official forum this is the place where providing valous feedback and show some love to the game, and not expecting specific tradeoff for that other than benefiting as players.
    But it is often sabotaged by this kind of one sided tiresome complaining communication extortionism, sadly.
    To the point where players defending the game seem to look just plain obscene.
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