Marvel: Avengers Alliance – My Strategy
In spite of my previous review of the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance, I have been pulled into the game. I think that part of the reason is because I actually have a couple of other people who do play the game as well. And I’m not talking about another account I run, but actual people.
Naturally, with any game like this, there is a certain degree of strategy involved. Not a great amount, granted, because it is just a Facebook game, but I have been exercising some planning involved.
Earlier, I had asked how other players handle their characters. My personal strategy has been to keep everyone pretty close to the same level. At the moment, my two lowest characters are levels 2 and 3. Both of those characters, Doctor Strange and Wolverine, are relatively new recruits. The rest of the characters are a minimum of level 5, with Iron Man topping off at level 9. I use older completed missions and the flight deck missions to boost experience, always sending off the lowest ranked characters first.
As for the character that represents me, the SHIELD agent, I tend to play the character as an Infiltrator, which gives the combat reflexes benefit when going against Tacticians. In addition, at the moment I play him with the following powers/weapons: chain blade, pyro-tonfa, and tidal fist. Both the chain blade and pyro-tonfa have added damage (bleeding for the chain blade, burning for the pyro-tonfa). In addition, the pyro-tonfa also has a chance of counter attack. I have seen my character counter attack a villain twice: once for the Infintrator bonus, and once for the pyro-tonfa bonus. This makes him doubly dangerous in combat.
One of the big advantages with the flight deck over time based missions in other Facebook games is that the missions do not degrade or expire is they are not redeemed in time. In short, I can set up missions without having to worry about getting back to the game to redeem them before some arbitrary limit makes the missions useless. Usually, my plan for the missions are to run the longer ones when I know I won’t be able to check back in for a while, but usually nothing more than a 12 hour mission. As mentioned above, the lower level characters are sent out first, followed by characters that are the focus of a task, then whoever is close to leveling.
I have a tendency to be a bit of a completionist when it comes to the missions. I will run lower level missions until I have the five stars. This also allows me to reap the benefits of each star level (250 silver, 1000 silver, 100 XP, 1 gold, and 5 command points). I also tend to focus on the characters that are the closest to leveling when I run the battles. I always run the deploy missions if the character is available. I tend to gather command points so I can buy the characters I want, and not someone I need for a mission.
I tend not to actually buy any of the in-game currencies. Even the rare command points drop enough to get most things done in the game. I have not gotten any of the alternate costumes, but that’s mostly because I have been focusing on recruiting with my command points.
Beyond that, I try to have fun with the game. That is what it was meant for.
Posted on April 28, 2012, in Facebook, Internet, Online Games, Opinion, Personal and tagged Facebook, Games, internet, Marvel Comics, Marvel: Avengers Alliance, online games, Opinion, personal. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.