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superbren33

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  1. Hey Commanders! I decided to write up a quick post to show you guys my current Blitz strategy. My main goal here is for me to talk about my overall strategy for getting the most out of the game mode. Not about what teams to use where, but mainly how to structure your team rotations to consistently gets wins and get to Tier 8 and stay there. This is mainly just what I have found that works best for me. Obviously, your rosters won’t be exactly like mine, so your mileage may vary, Hopefully I can explain my process well enough to maybe help someone who hasn't really focused too much on Blitz or might not understand completely how it works. Blitz Basics: (If you already know how Blitz works, and you just want the meat and potatoes of my strategy and Blitz team rotations, you can skip past this section.) Let me start off with the blitz basics just to get them out of the way. The Blitz game mode in MSF is a "tournament" style battle mode, like the Arena mode. The main differences between Arena and Blitz are that Blitz is on a rotating 4-day and 1-day cycles. The cycles go from Mon - Thurs, then Thurs - Sun, and then Sun - Mon. The start/end times are always at the evening refresh supply stores refresh for your current time zone (I.E. mine start/stop at 6pm central time). There is a "Timer" on the main blitz screen that counts down how much time is remaining in the current blitz cycle. The rewards for Blitz change for each cycle. Each Blitz is titled based off the featured character rewards for that cycle. You earn a small amount of rewards for each blitz battle that you win. And, larger rewards for each milestone tier that you achieve during the event cycle. The milestones will give you a significant amount of Blitz credits and gold. So even if you don’t really care about the featured character rewards, it is worth it to try and clear as many blitz milestones as you can, just for the credits and gold. In addition to the milestone rewards, you also get rewards based off the rank you achieve in the event. The ranking is typically tiered and group together in percentages. So, rank 1, 2-15, 16-100, 101-1500, and then the top 1-10%, 11-25%, 26-60%, and finally 61-100%. There is a "Rewards" button on the blitz battle selection screen, where you can view the milestones and ranking tiers. The down and dirty of Blitz is, score the most points as possible, to get to the highest rewards tier as possible, as quickly as possible. "To win the game, we have to score more points than the other team" When you select a team and complete a blitz battle, each member of that team will now have a cooldown timer. This timer just means the time until you can play that team again for "free". If you want to run that same team again in another battle, it will cost 5 blitz charges per character for a total of 25. The cost increases after 3 matches. The cost is 3x 25, 3x 50, 3x 100 etc. I never run battles that cost 100 unless I have tons of charges left and am really pushing hard to maximize my score. You don't have to pay to play if you don't want to. You can run a team, then wait for the 2-hour refresh timer to expire, then you can run that team again for free. You start off in tier 1, which had a score multiplier of 1.0x. The score multiplier gradually increases each tier until you get to tier 8 which has a score multiplier of 4.0x. The more you play and win, the higher you score will be at the end of the event. My Blitz General Strategy: Here is my general strategy that I use for most Blitz events, and I modify it as needed depending on how hard I want to go in that Blitz event. Fighting in blitz is just like fighting in any other mode. You want to have a stronger/better team than your opponent. Choosing a proper opponent is very important to your success. If you choose an opponent that has a better synergy than your team does, you will most likely lose that battle. so, cycle through all 3 opponents and pick the team that you think will be the easiest for you to beat. There will usually be a stand out choice of a team with the least amount of synergy, I.E. a team with 5 random characters that don't complement each other at all. I start with the bottom of my roster and work my way up the ladder. *NOTE*This is where the saved squad management feature really comes into play. If you haven't saved your squads yet, then I highly suggest you do that now, as it will make selecting your next team ALOT faster. The reason I start from the bottom and not the top is because using the lowest point teams early in the lower tiers with the lowest score multipliers, will allow my highest power teams to run in the higher tiers and will take advantage of the higher multipliers even more. So, I try getting to at least tier 4, 5, or even 6 before I even run my high teams. And don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with running your high-power teams in the lower tiers, you are just potential missing out on more points by waiting until you have a higher multiplier. This strategy is also very dependent on how deep your roster is, and how many teams you must run. Right now, I have 13 squads that I have in regular rotation for every blitz. And I probably have at least 1, maybe 2 more that I want to add in somewhere. Don’t worry if you don’t have that many teams, you can still use this strategy. So, there are 4 nodes per tier. 1-1,1-2,1-3, 1-4, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, etc... these 4 nodes provide a slight increase in difficulty with each node. I group my teams in a way that they also increase in power in groups of 4. This is also a benefit of working from the bottom up, because yours teams will increase in power naturally. As compared to starting with your highest power team, your next team will be less powerful. It is backwards from what it needs to be. Choosing the right teams: Choosing the right teams to use, is very important. Also, just as important, is choosing the right opponent to battle against. This is where the grouping of teams in groups of 4 that gradually increase in power works so well for me. Because I know that each team will be slightly "better" than the previous team. So, my teams will be scaling up along with the opponents. Try to keep the characters in your teams at a similar power level. For example, you don't want to put a character that is at gear tier 10 and abilities at 6,6,6,4 on a team with 4 characters all at gear 4 and abilities at 3,3,2,1. That imbalance of power will make it difficult for you to win. Because the opponent teams will all be well balanced in power, so your low-level characters will die quickly leaving you with only the 1 higher level character, so you will be at an instant disadvantage from the very start of the match. The teams that I use are based on a few factors. the most important of those is team synergy. this matters a lot in the entire power range, from low to high. A team with low power, but has good synergy, has a good chance at beating a much higher power team with poor or no synergy at all. For example, my defenders + punisher team is around 150k, and I regularly win against team in the 190-200k range. I would start by saving squads that have obvious synergy together based off their traits. I.E. Shield/Avengers/Brotherhood/City/Defenders etc. There are practically limitless combinations of teams that you can create. This is you will have to use your imagination to create teams that work best for you with your roster. If you want some help making teams, here are the teams that I am currently using in blitz. Ignore the power levels of my teams because power level is not what matters, just team synergy and who you are fighting against. Also, your might have characters higher or lower than I do, so just adjust your rotation accordingly to your roster. Again, the main idea is just to start with your lowest team, and gradually increase all the way to your highest power team. Starting at the bottom and working up: Hydra Minions: A.I.M. Minions Guardians/Ravagers: Avengers: Brotherhood/Mutant: Hand: Random Team of Debuffers: Kree Minions: Fury+Shield Minions and/or Shield Minions: Mercs: Defenders: Ms Marvel and Hero Brawlers: Cap/Quake/BW/Yondu/Crossbones: TL: DR Blitz is a great way to get lots of rewards, but you must play it smart, and put in a lot of time to really maximize your score points/rewards. It’s all about team compositions and structuring your team rotations to get the right teams playing at the right node/tiers. Start at the bottom of the roster and work up to the top. Get as high as you can and don’t lose. Don’t get frustrated if you lose, you just go back to the 1st node of that tier (unless you lose on node 1 then you go back to node 1 on the previous tier. So, don’t lose on node 1!) Sorry is this guide was super long, but I just started writing it the info blast just sort of happened. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to comment here, or find me in discord. Thanks! Happy Blitzing!
  2. superbren33

    Welcome BarryHorowitz

    Hey man, welcome aboard. Glad to have you join DHO. Ill send you the discord link so you can join us there.
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    Walking Dead: Our World

    I've been playing this for a little over a week. It has been pretty fun so far. I was an OG ingress player, so this is a interesting different spin on the AR location based concept. I joined a random local group. I enjoy playing it randomly on my lunch or downtime, but Im not sure how long it will hold my attention.
  4. superbren33

    Welcome Black Mamba

    Welcome aboard Black Mamba! thanks for joining up with us.
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    Marvel Strike Force- Starting out

    Great writeup Ayleward. Some good solid starting info. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.
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    Destiny DHO group and Gamer Master List

    Hey fellow Gaurdian Dads. Could i please get added to the master list for PS4? superbren33 is my PSN tag. I started playing right when the dark below was released. so i am a year one player, but didnt start in vanilla. I am usually on almost every night. Thanks!
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    Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Guild

    Im in, thanks! Yes sir, I have been lurking in discord for a while. Havent been too active with it yet. There is a lot going on with that. Ill eventually figure it out. Thanks again.
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    Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Guild

    I posted it a while back for people to send ally requests. See above. Thanks!
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    Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Guild

    Hey Sly or Jedi, I was in a guild with Wright5281 and that guild is falling apart, because the leader stopped playing 2 weeks ago. I guess it is time for me to join a new guild. Does the Dad's HO guild have any slots available? If so could i get an invite. Thank you good sirs. -superbren33
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    Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Guild

    Thanks for the areana team advice. I haven't really focused on areana much yet. Been trying to farm/level characters. Just recently got dooku to gear lvl 9 and he is considerably more powerful. I swapped to your suggested team of Dooku lead/QGJ/luminari/GS/Phasma and I've been quite a bit more successful. Working on RG and Rey currently. So i'll be subbing them both i there at some point. Sent from my SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
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    Any Legend of Zelda Fans in here?

    Oh, i bought a WiiU a couple years ago a little while after it came out. So it is way past its return date. And i'm with you about how you feel about the Wii/WiiU. It is fun because it is different, but the novelty wears off quickly. Only reason i still have my old orginal Wii, is because i have it hacked, and load games from a external hard drive using an ISO loader homebrew app. Have a couple hundred games that i can load up without discs. Plan on having fun with that when my daughter gets into gaming a little bit more. WiiU isnt bad though, there are a few games that incorporate the gamepad into the gameplay nicely. ZombieU or The Walking Dead for example. Was cool to view your inventory on the game pad, but on the other side of the coin, could also get annoying to be constantly flipping back and forth from looking at the TV to looking at the gamepad. I havent looked into the NX in a long time. A quick google search shows rumors of it launching in March 2017 alongside the New Zelda. However the New Zelda for WiiU is set to be released on Dec 30th 2016. So i am not sure what they are planning. Also from what i can tell, the rumors say that the NX might be a "hybrid" handheld/TV console. Or there might be 2 separate devices. All the gameplay footage was shot using a WiiU, and it looked like it played really smooth. So i will just stick to the WiiU, so i wont have to buy a whole new console.
  12. BOOM! this just saved me $11.97 on the Pre-order of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for WiiU. As other said, i normally buy all my PS4 games in digital format to avoid having to deal with going into the store on release day, and not have to mess around with the disc. But with the WiiU i would rather have the disc.
  13. This is exactly me. PS4 is in the bedroom. 32in LCD mounted to the wall, with a computer desk underneath of it. I have an old hand-me-down office chair that my dad gave to me after he got a new chair. At one time it was a super nice "pleather" chair, it just has some nice butt molds in it now. :) Most Games i sit back and prop my feet up on the desk. But for something more serious, like Destiny PvP/Raid or something, i have to lean forward and scoot closer.
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    Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Guild

    Thats cool. i was just curious. it took us quite a while to get to the tier 6 raid. first time we did it, it took us almost a week to complete i think. but we can get throguh a tier 5 in less than a day now.
  15. Hey guys! Are any of you guys fans of the Zelda franchise? I am super pumped about the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U. I played the crap out of Skyward Sword on the Wii, and as soon as i heard Nintendo confirm that the next game was going to be on the WiiU, i went and bought one just for this game. I just watched a bunch of the gameplay videos from E3 2016, and it looks like it is going to be ridiculously amazing. Is anyone planning on getting it, or like the franchise, but not heard about it yet? E3 Gamplay Videos Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 -
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