Monday, 18 February 2013

The Marvel Avengers Alliance PVP Season 5 Diary

Player v/s Player Season 5 began just three days ago on Marvel Avengers Alliance, & Wolverine's clone, Laura Kinney aka X-23, is up for grabs! I thought I'd share some new PVP updates that have been incorporated for S05 as well as a few pointers (though I don't claim to be a PVP expert AT ALL).

New Changes
*PVP Daily Spin- Perhaps the biggest (& coolest) change in PVP this season is that you get another daily bonus spin everday after winning five PVP fights. The good thing is that the only lame item up for grabs here is the challenge points.
You can check out the stats for the weapon, on the right. The other items (besides the weapon, gold, CPs & challenge points) are basically high PVP bonus items that you can slot in to increase your PVP Armory Bonus.


*Bonus XP Battles changes- Two very nice changes out here:
1) You now get 100 XP, not 50, for winning every Bonus XP Battle!
2) Losses are not counted in the Bonus XP battle quota for the day. So if you lose a bonus XP battle it won't be counted & your next win will be counted instead, fetching you a guaranteed 100 XPs for you agent & un-maxed out heroes for ALL 5 bonus fights! Of course, that's if  you consider that your agent & both heroes are still standing at the end of each of the 5 wins- dead team members will get 25 XP instead of the previous 12 XP.

*Decrease in Hero bonus- This you may have noticed some days before the new season would begin. Personally I think it's a good change cos I think it those high hero bonuses may have partly been the reason behind the crappy last couple of PVP seasons...Below I've posted screenshots of my hero bonus . Left is the old high bonus & right is the current lowered bonus. Note: This is just meant to give you an idea of the change- you won't be able to accurately calculate the difference for, as you can see, I've done a lot of shifting, leveling up & buying of new heroes.


*Changes in League requirements- To the left are the current season's rewards along with their requirements. Last season though, to get into Gold you had to rank in the top 35% & for Diamond you had to be top 15%. Yeah, not digging this new change at all.

Some Pointers
*Don't give up on PVP. Some of you (like me) may have been burned in the past by PVP, scarred for life even. But this season it would be foolish to not play PVP at all. Besides the obvious rewards of 100,000 silver & at least being able to bag the 10 gold too, there's the daily spin now that you just CAN'T pass up!

*Take it slow in the first few weeks of the season. Just win your Bonus XP fights & get your daily spin. Other than that I'd say put PVP on the backburner for now...Unless you got a side task to win some PVPs. I've got friends who reached a 900+ ranking but then dropped by 100 or more after going offline. No point wasting so much time & energy just to get knocked down.

*The last few days are a bitch! So just keep at it then & don't get down when you find yourself knocked back down cos that does happen in the last couple of days.

*There's no "It-pair" for PVP anymore. So now is the time to keep experimenting with different heroes & weapons. Keep changing it up & keeping note of your score when you go offline. If you even go +5 in your ranking, you know you probably did something right.

*For offlines, try putting in a counter weapon. It apparently seems to work. (Tip courtesy my Facebook friend Teri Diaz).

*For your hero bonus, ensure that your Tactician bonus (HP/SP)  is very high. Don't give too much emphasis on Infiltrator bonus (Evasion) as apparently dodge doesn't normally activate since everyone loads attack/accuracy in PVP. Increase your Evasion bonus if you use heroes like Spiderman, Scarlet Witch, etc. (Thanks to my Facebook friend Chrysalis Reyna for this tip)

*Before buying new heroes to up your hero bonus (though that does work too), try & level up the heroes currently in your roster. CPs are hard to come by these days & then there's the part where you'll need to save up for the next Spec Ops epic deploy heroes as well, so your best bet would be to ensure that all your heroes are at level 10 or above so you can at least enjoy the Bronze Elite Bonus.

*If you are deciding to level your heroes right up to level 12, make sure that you level up your Generalist heroes first. This is because not only do they add to your HP/SP bonus but the "Others" bonus means they contribute to all the other bonuses as well. (Tip courtesy Chrysalis Reyna)

And there you have it, that's my PVP Season 5 post. Hope these tips help you. Have some pointers of your own? Post em in the comments below. All the best SHIELD Agents!


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2 comments:

  1. I just started playing Avengers Alliance after a long hiatus. It's a lot of fun. Can't wait till I get to PVP 5.

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