The Grand Experiment: Can you transition to 5*s pulling as you go as a progession-only F2P player?

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  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    well, i was not able to get over 1151pts. I didn't have anyone available fast enough to get there without coming out behind. It was incredibly frustrating to be so near. 

    This Dak3n pvp is pretty much a nightmare for my roster with all the Kitties running around as well. I'll certainly be happy with 575 on this one...
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited September 2019
    I champed Prowler for a pair of LTs, and coming off a fairly long dry streak of 23, I pulled another yellow 5torm for 2/4/7. So if the theory about fixed pulls being a thing is true, that would have been a red Rescue most likely? I like 5torm though, hopefully another green or two show up here soon.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Well guys, I just pulled the last cover I needed to champ Bishop. This should be way better than finishing any more 5*s. I'll let you know how well this lvl 273 performs in my MMR once I get the iso to take him from 222 to champ lol. I'm sure I'll be rolling in points now
  • BowgentleBowgentle Posts: 5,038 Chairperson of the Boards
    Well guys, I just pulled the last cover I needed to champ Bishop. This should be way better than finishing any more 5*s. I'll let you know how well this lvl 273 performs in my MMR once I get the iso to take him from 222 to champ lol. I'm sure I'll be rolling in points now
    Yeah if your goal is to finish unshielded at 650, Bishop's your man.
    1200... won't be happening.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited September 2019
    I don't play either mode for placement, the only thing I care about in regards to floating is being able to multi-session climb to 900. Jumping there from 650 is way less work than jumping there from 398 or whatever ridiculous point I'm at now. I also don't really think this baby champ Bishop is going to be any kind of deterrent, I was just being funny there.

    I remember when Bishop launched, I was like "all he does is die, what's the point of him? hard pass..." lol
  • KojubatKojubat Posts: 142 Tile Toppler
    So if the theory about fixed pulls being a thing is true, that would have been a red Rescue most likely?
    The data table seems to be in alphabetical order, not release order. So a Storm cover would still have been a Storm cover. Any Professor X you pull would have been Rescue.

    Considering that all I have pulled from Latest for Charles is purple (0/4/2 - the two black are from his special CP store) and my Rescue is at 0/9/1, the color randomizer for that character in the sequence seems to be stuck for my seed value.
  • BowgentleBowgentle Posts: 5,038 Chairperson of the Boards
    I champed Prowler for a pair of LTs, and coming off a fairly long dry streak of 23, I pulled another yellow 5torm for 2/4/7. So if the theory about fixed pulls being a thing is true, that would have been a red Rescue most likely? I like 5torm though, hopefully another green or two show up here soon.
    No telling about the colour, but yeah that storm would still have been a storm.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Right on - i figured their position in the table was based on seniority in Latest, but alphabetical by first name is pretty par for the choices in this game. Don't worry though, I didn't pull any Rescues. I'm sitting on 2:52 right now, so I'm about due for a 5*. Still no Professor X either.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Been Throwing CP into this Wakanda store hoping for Okoye (6/4/1) or Thano5 (5/1/2), but no 5s yet. I did manage to hit 2k in simulator again finally, and I haven’t even champed Bishop yet lol. I just started skipping all the Bishop teams and taking 30pt teams after I got to 1800 and got there eventually.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Well, I pulled a 5* out of there, but it was the most useless of all pulls just about. Now I have a 2/0/2 Panther for my trouble
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    I hit 40 wins to get a Worthy Cap, and the 5k iso i got from his shield training let me finish champing Bishop. That LT got me a green Iceman for 2/1/2
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Got another yellow for 5torm, sitting at 2/4/8 now. Any other color, and I'd make the swap to finish her.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,998 Chairperson of the Boards
    Got another yellow for 5torm, sitting at 2/4/8 now. Any other color, and I'd make the swap to finish her.

    Storm is very underrated. High fun factor. Pretty much all her actives cause board shake which is cool. And her Black passive and Yellow active are great powers.

    Her main problem for you is that her best two active colors overlap with Doom (yellow/black), Okoye (yellow), and Jessica (black). Even if her green is super weak, at least you’ll have an outlet in that color. You really need some variety in the form of some Blue/Purple. Here’s hoping you finish Prof (Purple) and Iceman (Blue). 

    I think Doom/Storm could be fun despite the overlap. Just need a third to mop up some other colors. But her black can be as much of a battery for others as it it is herself. Doom can tank yellow for storm to change all the teamups to black, which will hopefully cause the black charged tiles to get matched and you can fallen favor for days. 
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,813 Chairperson of the Boards

    I think Doom/Storm could be fun despite the overlap. Just need a third to mop up some other colors. But her black can be as much of a battery for others as it it is herself. Doom can tank yellow for storm to change all the teamups to black, which will hopefully cause the black charged tiles to get matched and you can fallen favor for days. 
    Plus, DoomStorm is an awesome team name!
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Yeah, I really like 5torm. The current crop of latest I think is as strong a group as we’ve seen in quite some time.

    I got another Iceman out of latest over the weekend, up to 2/1/3. Still no Professor $$ for me though.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    I now have 4 saved covers for 5torm. I hope she gets a feeder soon...
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    Got a purple 5trange off a fan fav token. 4/1/0
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    got some good 3* bonus action to max-champ my Loki, and the cp i got from mystique and his LT netted me a:
    Vulture: Green (298)
    4ocket: Green (300)

    That LT got me:

    5torm: Green (2/5/9)

    So I did the swap, for a 3/5/6 build. I'm going to just sit on my CP/LTs until she rotates out, and during this double-iso period I'm trying to decide if I want to keep champing 4*s or if I want to try and get 5torm over. I think I'll do the former for now, i have some 4*s like Carnage hanging out at 209 with 16 saved that would be good resource factories.
  • BowgentleBowgentle Posts: 5,038 Chairperson of the Boards
    got some good 3* bonus action to max-champ my Loki, and the cp i got from mystique and his LT netted me a:
    Vulture: Green (298)
    4ocket: Green (300)

    That LT got me:

    5torm: Green (2/5/9)

    So I did the swap, for a 3/5/6 build. I'm going to just sit on my CP/LTs until she rotates out, and during this double-iso period I'm trying to decide if I want to keep champing 4*s or if I want to try and get 5torm over. I think I'll do the former for now, i have some 4*s like Carnage hanging out at 209 with 16 saved that would be good resource factories.
    Always champ from the top down.
    Those Carnage cover aren't going anywhere.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 5,121 Chairperson of the Boards
    My thinking on champing from the bottom up was that having a broader base of reward-engines is going to accelerate my ability to chase future 5*s.

    I can see though that investing in Storm now will ideally enhance my day-to-day playing. I'm curious if I should expect to see a huge change in my MMR moving from 2->3 5* champions though?
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