Everything kicked off yesterday with a major patch that introduced the terrific Team Up 2.0 system, The Thing review, all heroes unlocked to level 10, the abolition of respec potions, and a playable Doctor Doom. When I logged in, there was Doom as far as the eye could see. So many Dooms. So many.
I did pick up Doom for my roster, although he might be taking a back seat for a little while. I’m pleased to see that he has a summoner tree, so I’ll definitely have to give that a try. I also got a Spider-Man Noir costume from one of the fortune cards that came with him, so that’s pretty sweet too.
We also started getting the first of many presents, with a cupcake 2.0 and an escalating XP bonus for the next week. My cupcake had a lot of potions and currency inside, nothing to write home about but nice nevertheless.
The presents upcoming have me far more excited. Next week Gazillion is giving everyone a free hero of their choice (except Doctor Doom). I had assumed this would just be a random hero token, but no, you can pick out a desired hero. Holy crapola. That just made my day. I am a little torn on who to get, with Iron Man, Emma Frost, and Nightcrawler all competing for my affections. Of course, I’m feeling a little greedy saying that, as I haven’t even fully played all of the characters I have so far.
Then we’ll be getting a free team up character and a pet later on in the month, on top of other in-game events. It’s going to be a blast and I think it’s going to prove to be a siren’s song to those who haven’t played or been in the game for a while. Free stuff is hard to resist!
As for me, I’ve been diligently leveling up Cyclops. I dinged level 50 earlier this week and got his awesome +10% XP synergy, but I decided to keep on going to level 60 for even more XP bonus. I also used the recent set of events and all of their extra drops to feed the enchanter. As a result, I have fully leveled enchanter and crafter vendors at my service. That feels good.
Past Cyclops, I feel a little frozen as to what to do. I still need to work on Squirrel Girl’s gear (I’ve been, erm, squirreling away uniques for her) and finish out her superheroic story line. Scarlet Witch, Rocket Raccoon, and Rogue are all on deck to be main-worthy heroes, and I have enough Odin’s Marks for another legendary. Then there’s Doom and Thor and Colossus and plenty of others sitting in my roster waiting for a turn.
I also have plenty of team up heroes to level now as well. Wasp, Arachnae, Holiday Groot, and Domino are all in my rotation, as well as the occasional Spider-Man (my kids clamor for him to make an appearance).
So a good time to be a Marvel Heroes fan indeed. Happy birthday!