Yet another PvP season is upon us, luckily I feel I have had time to recompose myself after the craziness of season 9. Yes, you read the title correctly, IMO it is all about getting the lockbox hero. I have never legitimately finished in Adamantium, I will buy Bishop for 135 when he is released. For me it is all about the girl with the heavy sai. So much stealth, so much bleeding... unremoveable bleeding... /drool.
Season 10 Post Mortem:
Gold. The streak dies. Could not keep up with AFK losses while attacking. Did not build up a big enough cushion, ah well RL >>> Games and dems the breaks. But I would be lying if I said my pride is not hurting.
Rank 189,886 / Rating 850 / Gold League
Attacks: 203 (162 - 41)
Defenses: 217 (57 - 160)
September 9, Day 26:
Well here we are do or die time. 0-5 overnight back into Gold, so re-gem and throw in a new AFK team (all of which have sucked so far, apparently I am as good a out thinking my opponent as Vizzeni :P
Plus side is 5 attacks got me 5 wins which is good as my time is short today. After my first 2 wins I opened a set of 10, another Dupe... Finished my last 3 got 5 more off the spinner! Woo Hoo! Bought 1 for a gold and... another Dupe... Spent another 10 and finally the frakking 8th cover showed up! So regardless how I finish tonight mission accomplished IMHO, even if it cost a bit more than I had hoped.
Attacks: 193 / Rating: 919 / Diamond League
Elektra: 24 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 8 of 8 / 16 Dupes / 0 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed / 11 Gold Spent
September 8, Day 25:
Well DAAAAANG! Here's the volume. Holy fudge this sucks. Rocked with a ton of AFK losses even after putting in more attacks late last night to get back into Diamond. 8 attacks tpo get 5 wins and still mired in Gold thanks to 1-2 AFK losses per attack. Have a ton of work tomorrow (2014 Budget meetings all day) so this may end the Diamond streak i have had since PvP Season 2, there will be little to no time to make up. Oh and if to mock me got 5 PvP challenge token off the spinner /spit!
Attacks: 179 / Rating: 865 / Gold League
Elektra: 21 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 14 Dupes / 9 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
September 7, Day 24:
Well the frustration continues, 0-8 overnight back into Gold. I am so sick of Incapacitation right now. Has taken me 8 attacks to get mt 5 wins. Just squeaked back into Diamond, won't be there in a minute. Oh and still no 8th cover espite opening 210 boxes. At least got 2 more off spinner today so I got a good chance at another set of 10 before the tourney ends.
Attacks: 163 / Rating: 910 / Diamond League
Elektra: 21 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 14 Dupes / 4 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
September 6, Day 23:
$^(*#^&)(!@#&)!&#!#!@# !!!!! OK I feel better now. This is a day in frustration. Put on some extra attacks last night to do nothing but tread water. So far moving BACKWARDS with attacks today. Nothing like attacking people who are hundreds of rating points lower than you who have much bigger hero and vault bonuses than you, then on top of that getting a bad turn order. One person who out had a 50k+ advantage in offesive vault took all 3 turns first... yeah I got one action; lost 18 points. Not cool, must keep telling myself "Sometimes you are the windshield, sometimes you are...". Saw my first Elektra, I tell you she plays hell with a stealth team like mine with her AOE hobble. Then to add insult to injury she lived my double attack round with 38 hit points and used fatal blow on my tank so Nix could not ressurect. It has been a rough morning.
In any case took 8 attacks to get my 5 wins with a net loss of 4 points, hooray. Vault item off the spinner, really could have used 2, 5, or 10 lockboxes, but then again who couldn't? At least it will all be over soon-ish and I can go back to farming CPs and levelling Squirrel Girl. Just hope I can get that last cover in my 21st set of 10, then it will all be worth it.
Attacks: 150 / Rating: 949 / Diamond League
Elektra: 20 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 13 Dupes / 7 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
September 5, Day 22:
Only 0-4 overnight but enough to drop me to Gold, even with my extra attack thrown in yesterday afternoon. Took 6 attacks to get my 5 wins. Perhaps will put in some volume tomorrow and the weekend. Busy time at work and with kids in back to school mode it is challenging for time. Got 5 more boxes off the spinner and... another frakking dupe, typical.
Attacks: 136 / Rating: 953 / Diamond League
Elektra: 20 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 13 Dupes / 2 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
September 4, Day 21:
AFK 0-5, took 8 attacks to get 5 wins... Net result dropping rating... Guess it is time to start putting on the extra attacks as I am moving in the wrong direction. More PvP Challenges off the spinner, replaced the one I used. Strike out again on trying for cover #8 <sigh>
Attacks: 129 / Rating: 928 / Diamond League
Elektra: 19 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 12 Dupes / 2 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
September 3, Day 20:
Better AFK with some tweaking. 6 attacks for 5 wins. PvP Challenges off spinner <boo>.
Attacks: 121 / Rating: 990 / Diamond League
Elektra: 18 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 11 Dupes / 2 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
September 1-2, Days 18 & 19:
Not much fun either day kids of a blur as I was finishing up Ares and Working of Squirrel Girl who my kids now simply adore if for no other reason than Furry Fury :) In any event got my 5 wins both days still slipping as I cannot find the motivation to put in volume. Still no joy on the Elektra front for me or SWMBO, both stuck at 7 of 8.
Attacks: 115 / Rating: 938 / Diamond League
Elektra: 18 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 11 Dupes / 2 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
Augsut 31, Day 17:
Another brutal AFK, 1-7, nocking me again back into Gold. Took 6 attacks to get 5 wins. and 10 gold off the spinner (double woot!)
My 17th set of 10 had another dupe but also a1 CP and 2 vault items, so that softened the blow. Now if you excuse me I must for farm more acorns...
Attacks: 103 / Rating: 931 / Diamond League
Elektra: 17 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 10 Dupes / 2 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 30, Day 16:
The day Playdom says:
"You seem to be juggling Spec Ops 12 and PvP 10 pretty well... SURPRISE! Here is a Covert Ops to unlock Squirrel Girl for 90 CPs, GO!" /evil laugh
Wonderful. 1-8 over night took a beating -138 back into Gold. Ouch. Took 7 to get my 5 wins. Only seeing big vault spenders now :( I carry on. 2 more lockboxes off the spinner /yay!
Attacks: 97 / Rating: 973 / Diamond League
Elektra: 16 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 9 Dupes / 7 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 29, Day 15:
4-5 overnight which I count as a win. Took 8 attacks to get 5 wins, 2 attacking losses coming against the same agent 1 attack apart from each other, thanks "improved matching"! Worst attacking win was against an aganet who ran Magneto, Rescue, and Inf astral tank agent. Not hard with my attackign team but he had used 120 gold to buy 60 of the latest defensive vault items... it took FOREVER! 2 more lockboxes off the spinner (woot!).
Attacks: 90 / Rating: 1038 / Diamond League
Elektra: 16 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 7 of 8 / 9 Dupes / 0 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 28, Day 14:
0-3 overnight, no big losses so that is good. Took 6 to get 5 wins, the one loss had me cursing like a sailor but honestly what did I expect I was very out matched. I guess it is easier if they wipe the floor with you rather than tease you with a potential victory. Vault item off the spinner. Another dupe, starting to get worried about elektra as I am stuck at 6 of 8.
Attacks: 82 / Rating: 1025 / Diamond League
Elektra: 15 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 6 of 8 / 9 Dupes / 3 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 27, Day 13:
2-5 Overnight + defenses while attacking. Took 6 attacks to get my 5 wins. Still seeing a lot of Rescue and P5 Cyclops. Makes my WC Inf Nix all that more useful. Vault item off the spinner.
Attacks: 76 / Rating: 1017 / Diamond League
Elektra: 14 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 6 of 8 / 8 Dupes / 8 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 26, Day 12:
Well the AFKs are back, only 4 but all 4 losses. Still got my 5 in 5 and a Five Challenge Token off the spinner :P
Attacks: 70 / Rating: 1007 / Diamond League
Elektra: 14 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 6 of 8 / 8 Dupes / 3 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 25, Day 11:
Yay for Spec Ops! Why you ask? 0 defenses NONE! Got my 5 in 5 and a Vault item off the spinner. Still useful even thought I replaced many dogs with the latest Spec Ops research completed that morning.
Attacks: 65 / Rating: 1001 / Diamond League
Elektra: 13 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 6 of 8 / 7 Dupes / 8 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 24, Day 10:
And then the Spec Ops came. Going right along comfortable in doing my 5 wins a day and wham, here is something else to juggle! Ah well I love Spec Ops, and I just hit over my 300 CP target not to long ago so bring it on!
Changed up my team for no other reason than boredom. Did my 5 wins, got another 5 lockboxes off the spinner Woot!
Attacks: 60 / Rating: 957 / Diamond League
Elektra: 13 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 6 of 8 / 7 Dupes / 3 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 23, Day 9:
Went 4-3 overnight... wha, what, WHAT!? Yeah changed up the team and got a bonus. Which was immediately wiped out by my first CVE of the season, thanks for turning a win into a 20 point loss! I know better to complain too much as a lot of other wiki people have had many more CVE's than me. But man that 30+ point swing stings!
So took me 9 attacks to get 5 wins, counting the CVE loss. Faced some obscenely powerful people and went 2-3 against folks with the Restored Lewis...
2 more LB off the spinner, go spinner mojo go!
Attacks: 52 / Rating: 938 / Diamond League
Elektra: 12 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 6 of 8 / 6 Dupes / 3 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 22, Day 8:
2-9 overnight for a -125, but I will nto be swayed by volume! 5 wins per day NO MORE! At least until the last 10 days or so. 5 attacks for 5 wins, easy when you get the stuffing knocked out of you overnight. Another 2 lockboxes off the spinner, works for me!
Attacks: 43 / Rating: 938 / Diamond League
Elektra: 11 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 5 of 8 / 6 Dupes / 6 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 21, Day 7:
2-4 overnight, low volume I like that. Removes any compulsion to play more than my 5 wins. 5 attacks to get 5 wins include a couple teeth scrappers, but got em all in the end. Plus completed my 3rd task and got another 10 lockboxes off the spinner! I have a feeling I will not be seeing any CP off 12.2 for a while for the PvP spinner is inhaling my luck like a fat kid on a Smartie.
Attacks: 38 / Rating: 985 / Diamond League
Elektra: 10 Sets of 10 opened / Covers 4 of 8 / 6 Dupes / 9 Lockboxes on hand / 3/3 Tasks completed
August 20, Day 6:
0-4 overnight, so much for the defense team. But at least it was just 4! 6 attacks to get 5 wins. The one loss was to an Infl WC Nix, Rescue, and an agent who out vaulted me, out heroe'd me, and had Neurotrope and the Restored Vickers Machine Gun... OUCH, it was not pretty. I must say the shell shocked... un-cleanable, stacks, triggers on counter attacks, and not removed with resting oh and it hits your entire team... really? REALLY!? At least put a cooldown on that bad boy. I know, I know if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. 5 more LB's off the spinner so that made it easier to forget that boondoggle.
Attacks: 33 / Rating: 944 / Diamond League / Covers 4 of 8, 1 Duplicate, 9 Lockboxes on hand.
August 19, Day 5:
Broke even overnight (7-7), But I have a confession to make... I have become what I hate. I put in Rescue and WC Phoenix as my Defense team. I am weak! But for this day at least I cannot argue with results. 5 in 5, 5 Battle PvP Token off the spinner, knew my luck could not hold out forever.
Attacks: 27 / Rating: 946 / Diamond League / Covers 3 of 8, 1 Duplicate, 9 Lockboxes on hand.
August 18, Day 4:
Lost even more overnight (4-10), Still seeing Rescue but everyone else is a good variety. Still a lot of Wolverine, which only goes to reinforce my use of Wonderman. Took 6 to get 5, resisting the urge to try to keep up with the crazy volume. 5 lockboxes off the spinner (been very good to me so far)
Attacks: 22 / Rating: 869 / Gold League / Covers 3 of 8, 1 Duplicate, 4 Lockboxes on hand.
August 17, Day 3:
Still keeping it low key, 5 wins and out. Lost a bunch overnight (0-5), ah well. Saw my first Daimon today, got rid of him before he could get rolling. since the opposing team had no protects going. Still a lot of Resuce but no Angels today. Perhaps next season I will have to do one of neat-o opposing hero tracking charts... but that smacks of effort and as I said this season is all about the low key.
Got 5 in 5. Vault item off the spinner. Got my 1st Duplicate off my 3rd set of 10, hooray :P
Attacks: 16 / Rating: 937 / Gold League / Covers 2 of 8, 1 Duplicate, 4 Lockboxes on hand.
August 16, Day 2:
Back from Vacation and day 2 was a bit more challenging that Day 1. Back to facing people with 30 - 50k more Vault Bonus. Also it appears that the strategy du jour of AFK teams (now that you can set them up and leave them) is to stack as many game lengthening / annoying / ressurecting / healing items and heroes as possible. Not impossible to defeat, but frustrating as heck.
6 attacks to get 5 wins. 10 Bonus Lockboxes from side quests, plus another 2 from the spinner (woot!)
Attacks: 11 / Rating: 938 / Gold League / Covers 2 of 8, 9 Lockboxes on hand.
August 15, Day 1:
Actually on family vacation, Yay hotel Wifi! Started running the same team I finished with last season using it on oth offense and defense right now, slightly different Agent loadout. 5 wins in 5 attacks, got 2 more lockboxes from the spinner and the 5 from the 1st quest means I get Cover #1. Taking it easy this season, most likely 5 wins a day no more, unlesss the spirit really moves me.
Attacks: 5 Rating: 882 Covers: 1 of 8, 2 Lockboxes on hand.