Sabertooth is one of those characters that without that specific Polaris/Grocket synergy (and perhaps his own synergy with Polaris) he would be no where near meta. Much like Th4nos without BRB/Polaris.
I would be happy with Thorocalypse as well. Much faster than my current plan of BRB/Polaris that is probably a year away at best.
Well my attempts to crush all with boosted to champed 5* Thanos + Apocalypse had mixed results but it was kind'a fun and not as health pack thirsty as I feared. Even so, I am not convinced that it was more effective than just using one of my other champed 5's. It was also dismaying to see that more people had Nega champed than I would have hoped meaning less easy Court Death triggers. I have one last event before the new boost list kicks in to extend Thanos reign of terror (tm)... So that brings us to Wiccan up next. Have we ever had a Wiccan PvP outside of his release event? I kind'a feel I have never had cause to use him champed. His Mystical Barrier will help protect him and it seems to me that he will love taking on Polaris or special tile teams with his (a bit expensive) Green. Of course against a wall of Panthos, that isn't going to matter one jot, lol! Next week feels grim: Doc Ock (I don't have the tentacles power the other two are 4 & 2), DD is 0/3/2 I think so I don't have any healing, PPSM is 3/2/1 leaving Gambit at 5/3/1. Sadly I don't think I am going to get any use out of that lot. Maybe if Gambit had been boosted for Negasonic's PvP it could have had some legs but sadly not.
I’m absolutely loving it still. Pre-boosts: My queues were filled with Hulkoyes. I’d hit them if worth high points or the only thing in my queues. Otherwise I’d skip them to hit easier opponents and save on packs. And I’d always skip the super high leveled ones. Post-boosts: I’m now hitting everything. I actually prefer hitting high level Okoye’s instead of boosted panthos (mainly because of Pather’s damage negation). Now I know I’m an N of one, but wonder if the “all my eggs in one basket” crowd are getting hit more now from people who would normally skip them. Conversely I wonder if the “baby champ everyone” crowd are getting hit less running their mega boosted classics. Overall I just feel there is more parity.
Separate point, but I see why they’re doing this from a money making perspective. In a game like this, power creep is pretty much mandatory to make money. Since the game is built on speed (defense as well in PVP), the fastest two will be utilized almost exclusively by competitive players. So you need to release better options/characters in order to get people to spend. What wasn’t accounted for in this strategy was that having the best two at high levels makes the rest of your roster obsolete. There’s little incentive to spend big when you can ride your meta pair and hoard until the next meta pair.By doing these changes, a few things happen.1) we are still incentivized to make the best characters bigger (as they will always be useful- not just on boost weeks).2) We are also incentivized to chase characters beyond the top 2-5 (as they will likely be a better option on their boost weeks when pumped up 100 levels). 3) You have to rethink a character’s utility on the whole because they may be much better boosted than not, and you have to take that into consideration when considering who to boost and who to skip.
I like Thorpocalpyse myself. The only tricky thing is getting Thor to half heath and not accidentally getting wiped by a bad cascade before you can retreat or win the match you are setting him up with.