Your Best MPQ Moment of the day (positive thread)

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  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 3,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Dormammu said:


    Now I just have to figure out a team to put around him. Where's Cannonball and Wolfsbane when you need them?
    Or better yet  how about some Shatterstar & Wolfsbane Feral action?
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 3,016 Chairperson of the Boards
    I ended up green-checking the main story line on the final sub of Venom Bomb and walking away, and still finished 89th overall for a purple Namor and a 1/0/2 build. I'll be curious to see how my plan of not chasing Namor via bonus heroes treats me for upcoming shield training events, but your boy has to play the long game and get 70 more Chavez covers if I'm ever going to get a second champ 5* on purpose...
  • JSP869JSP869 Critical Contributor Posts: 691 Critical Contributor
    TLDR: For the first time in a very, very long time, I finished T10/CL8 in a release event and got all three of the new 4*'s covers

    And now for the essay :dizzy:

    As an entry-level 5* player (with a Champion Okoye :wink:) I normally play CL9, but as I had just one Kingpin cover I decided to drop down to CL8 for Venom Bomb. I also joined slice 5, where the subs began & ended at 11pm (my time), but as this event took place mostly over the weekend I knew I'd have no problem staying up late to do my clears.

    After crushing my initial clears and seeing I was in the low teens, I figured I probably had a decent chance of staying inside T20, and to make sure, instead of playing casually like I normally do, I tried to optimally time my final clears, and hit my initial clears as hard as I could.

    And in order to make sure I didn't nod off while doing my clears, not only did I not do my clears in bed :tired_face:, but I went to the kitchen and stood at the counter. As my clears were taking approximately 35 minutes each set, that meant that from approx. 10:30pm to 11:30pm each night I was standing up at the kitchen counter playing MPQ :tongue:

    After doing my final clears on the penultimate sub, and my initial clears on the final sub, I saw that I was not only well inside T20, I was actually #11, right behind an Alliance mate in #10. I was very eager to get all 3 covers, but I wasn't happy at the thought that I may be knocking out my Alliance-mate to do so.

    I went to bed Sunday night around 11:45pm, got up at 4am Monday for work (like I usually do), then stayed up late again Monday night for my final clears. I decided I would start 5-6 minutes early so I could clear the Loaner node as well, which is something I normally do not do when I'm playing casually, and also had not been doing in this event either. Not until tonight (last night).

    I cleared the loaner node 3 times, wrecked the regular nodes, then hit the 3E, 4E, and 5E nodes, in that order. I left the 2E node until last because the others are worth more points, and even though I'd started early I was starting to get worried that I was still going to run out of time. I used power ups to help make sure I could fully clear the 5E node without a hitch, and with just a few minutes remaining used even more power ups to help speed up my 2E clears. The 5th went well but I got a horrible board for the 6th and it seemed to take forever. When I went to start the final/7th clear, I saw I had <1 Minute remaining, but decided to hit it anyway. The 7th clear went a lot smoother than the 6th, but after the Victory screen I got the "event ended" screen.

    Nervous I swiped right (or is it left?) and was elated to see the Venom Bomb results showing me at #10. Even better was that I hadn't knocked out my Alliance mate, he was #8, while a third Alliance mate was #5.

    Then I saw #11 was just 260 points behind me, and I realized that if I hadn't started my final clears early and hit the Loaner node, I'd have been #11.

    Of course if I'd started my final clears a little early and hit the Loaner node every night/sub, the race would not have been nearly as close. In fact, now that I think about it, as there were just 1,000 points separating me from #1, it occurs to me now that if had hit the Loaner node every night...I could have been competing for the top spot, and not fighting for 10th place. Hmm. Nah. I like my sleep :tongue: Thanks for reading! 
  • Steel_ColtSteel_Colt Mover and Shaker Posts: 264 Mover and Shaker
    JSP869 said:
    TLDR: For the first time in a very, very long time, I finished T10/CL8 in a release event and got all three of the new 4*'s covers

    And now for the essay :dizzy:

    As an entry-level 5* player (with a Champion Okoye :wink:) I normally play CL9, but as I had just one Kingpin cover I decided to drop down to CL8 for Venom Bomb. I also joined slice 5, where the subs began & ended at 11pm (my time), but as this event took place mostly over the weekend I knew I'd have no problem staying up late to do my clears.

    After crushing my initial clears and seeing I was in the low teens, I figured I probably had a decent chance of staying inside T20, and to make sure, instead of playing casually like I normally do, I tried to optimally time my final clears, and hit my initial clears as hard as I could.

    And in order to make sure I didn't nod off while doing my clears, not only did I not do my clears in bed :tired_face:, but I went to the kitchen and stood at the counter. As my clears were taking approximately 35 minutes each set, that meant that from approx. 10:30pm to 11:30pm each night I was standing up at the kitchen counter playing MPQ :tongue:

    After doing my final clears on the penultimate sub, and my initial clears on the final sub, I saw that I was not only well inside T20, I was actually #11, right behind an Alliance mate in #10. I was very eager to get all 3 covers, but I wasn't happy at the thought that I may be knocking out my Alliance-mate to do so.

    I went to bed Sunday night around 11:45pm, got up at 4am Monday for work (like I usually do), then stayed up late again Monday night for my final clears. I decided I would start 5-6 minutes early so I could clear the Loaner node as well, which is something I normally do not do when I'm playing casually, and also had not been doing in this event either. Not until tonight (last night).

    I cleared the loaner node 3 times, wrecked the regular nodes, then hit the 3E, 4E, and 5E nodes, in that order. I left the 2E node until last because the others are worth more points, and even though I'd started early I was starting to get worried that I was still going to run out of time. I used power ups to help make sure I could fully clear the 5E node without a hitch, and with just a few minutes remaining used even more power ups to help speed up my 2E clears. The 5th went well but I got a horrible board for the 6th and it seemed to take forever. When I went to start the final/7th clear, I saw I had <1 Minute remaining, but decided to hit it anyway. The 7th clear went a lot smoother than the 6th, but after the Victory screen I got the "event ended" screen.

    Nervous I swiped right (or is it left?) and was elated to see the Venom Bomb results showing me at #10. Even better was that I hadn't knocked out my Alliance mate, he was #8, while a third Alliance mate was #5.

    Then I saw #11 was just 260 points behind me, and I realized that if I hadn't started my final clears early and hit the Loaner node, I'd have been #11.

    Of course if I'd started my final clears a little early and hit the Loaner node every night/sub, the race would not have been nearly as close. In fact, now that I think about it, as there were just 1,000 points separating me from #1, it occurs to me now that if had hit the Loaner node every night...I could have been competing for the top spot, and not fighting for 10th place. Hmm. Nah. I like my sleep :tongue: Thanks for reading! 
    Congrats, impressive haul. However, and I'm hesitant to say this since I don't want to bum you out, starting 5 minutes earlier and doing the Loaner node every day wouldn't have cost you any sleep... ;)
  • JSP869JSP869 Critical Contributor Posts: 691 Critical Contributor
    Steel_Colt said:

    Congrats, impressive haul. However, and I'm hesitant to say this since I don't want to bum you out, starting 5 minutes earlier and doing the Loaner node every day wouldn't have cost you any sleep... ;)
    I know. I normally never do the Loaner node, and I normally never finish close to this well, either. Typically I'm in the 20s to 30s. I am definitely not bummed :smiley: It was very eye-opening though to see that I could have possibly finished #1, or close to it, had I routinely cleared the loaner nodes as well.

    Will I clear the loaner nodes now, moving forward? I think I probably will.
  • DarthDeVoDarthDeVo Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 1,936 Chairperson of the Boards
    Squeaked out a T20 finish in CL9 for Venom Bomb. I had been T10 until the third sub. Got stuck at a Super Bowl party and by the time I got home, I just missed the final clear for the 3* and 4* essential nodes.

    I figured that would put me just outside T20 for the final, but it seems enough people either also messed up the third sub or final sub that it was good enough for T20.

    So I should finish this release event with a 2/3/4 Namor. His black should be the 2K reward for Sim next season, so he should be ready for S.H.I.E.L.D Training without a single token pull! 
  • DormammuDormammu Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 3,379 Chairperson of the Boards
    Quebbster said:
    ...ROYAL TALON FIGHTER?!?!?
    Best Rank 1 support in the game. Congrats!
  • zippeezippee Just Dropped In Posts: 27 Just Dropped In
    I just hit 5 million ISO I can retire now lol.
  • BigSoftieFFBigSoftieFF Mover and Shaker Posts: 358 Mover and Shaker
    Best start I’ve had on a new character. Got Namor to a pleasing 2/4/3 without getting lucky in the vault yet. Got a little time still 😃
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    zippee said:
    I just hit 5 million ISO I can retire now lol.


    Guess I should have retired 3 million ISO ago then...

    Anyway, just managed to get 250 Points and top 50 placement in a Lightning round just hitting seed teams and getting a lucky defensive win. That was pretty cool.

  • zippeezippee Just Dropped In Posts: 27 Just Dropped In
    Quebbster said:
    zippee said:
    I just hit 5 million ISO I can retire now lol.


    Guess I should have retired 3 million ISO ago then...


    Hey man don't rain on my parade with your regrets B)
    I might hit 8 million by the end of year :D
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    zippee said:
    Quebbster said:
    zippee said:
    I just hit 5 million ISO I can retire now lol.


    Guess I should have retired 3 million ISO ago then...


    Hey man don't rain on my parade with your regrets B)
    I might hit 8 million by the end of year :D

    Once it starts piling up you really don't notice it. At least I can use boosts a lot more liberally now.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 2,230 Chairperson of the Boards
    My best MPQ moment of the year...



    The above was March 18th, 2018.

    Today, just under a year later... max-champed Bag-Man number two sits beside OG Baggy.  While it doesn't feel QUITE as good as the first (I mean that was 2018's moment of the YEAR), it's a dang good feeling (plus, the OCD part of me likes seeing 2 copies of EVERY 2* max-champed, side-by-side.  It was a LR double-drop to finish him off.  Wish it I got a third so I could roster a third copy, but alas... that will be for another day.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 3,016 Chairperson of the Boards
    My first bag-man is currently my second highest leveled 2* at 130, I'm looking forward to the day I have to decide on rostering a dupe or flipping him lol.
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