Thanks to YouTuber Ewaldo Neto for hosting the video! I was hoping to get one where someone was using Kitty Pryde and Magik on the same team but I couldn’t find one.
So there was a while when I was addicted to this game.
By the time I started playing it, Kitty Pryde was already an available character AND had two costumes to choose from. As soon as I could recruit her, I made sure she was my first one of my own choosing to do so.
Somehow I was able to do it before recruiting Hawkeye, as he is most people’s third hero. I must have spent the in-game gold to get the necessary CP (Command Points) to get her.
I say Facebook game, but you could also play on Playdom’s own website too but you can’t transfer accounts.
Two events lead to my stop playing the game –
1) My home computer died
2) I couldn’t recruit Elektra, who was a Lockbox hero
I knew that the Lockboxes were going to be the end of my tenure with the game. Juggernaut was the first PVP (Player vs Player) Lockbox character and I was barely able to get him. Elektra was the next one, and I always said that once I couldn’t get the Exclusive Character, that I was done.
My wife hated that I played this game as much as I did. The clicking of the mouse drove her crazy.
I downloaded the Dolphin App for my Kindle Fire, so that I could use Flash and the game was practically impossible to play on the darn thing. It was a fun couple months.
To tie in with AvX, Playdom released Magik and that was an awesome! They did a really great job of tying in with the comic book storylines. They did their own version of the storyline (sort of like how the movies do) but had the same characters, for the most part. It was fun seeing their own continuity take place.
I tried recently to play the game again, as I heard they increased the max level cap from 12 to 14 but the Dolphin app was still impossible to use. There are very specific spots you are suppose to click and I cannot either increase the size of the screen or have the patience to locate all the spots. It just wasn’t fun anymore.
But if you had a proper computer and like Facebook games, I would recommend it though I imagine new players would be put off with how far behind they are and how all the Lockbox heroes are impossible to get unless you want to spend real money on them.
Here are the heroes I recruited, in order :
Iron Man, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Iron Fist, Cyclops, Ms. Marvel, Invisible Woman, Luke Cage, Black Panther, Magik, Hulk, Daredevil, Quicksilver, Ghost Rider, Beast, Storm, Wolverine, Valkyrie, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Deadpool, Tigra, Havok, Magneto, Mockingbird, Hank Pym, Black Knight, Psylocke, Captain Britain, Human Torch, Omega Sentinel, Vision, Punisher, War Machine, Union Jack, Rescue, Black Cat, X23, Thundra, Juggernaut, Wonder Man, Constrictor, Scarlet Witch, Fantomex, Angel, Damion Hellstrom, Satana, Gambit, Rogue, Spider-Woman, Doctor Strange, Shatterstar, Hercules and Cable.
Wonder Man was the hero you recruited when you finished the Special Operation, a bonus level that they released particular once every two months or so.
I had vowed to never recruit Colossus and I would just pay the 25 gold to skip the final task of any Special Operation to not do the Epic Boss that required certain characters to complete the final task.
If you know who the Special Operations characters are, which you can learn more from the Wikipedia page –
You can tell exactly who were the required heroes to unlock the epic boss and get the character as that was the order I recruited heroes in. I saved and saved my CP until I got at least 325 points (enough to get three expensive characters) and from there, maybe I would be tempted to use any extra CP to unlock costumes (which I rarely did, except for Kitty and the rumored Magik one that has yet to happen) or other characters.
I was crazy involved on the Playdom boards and thanks to the boards, was able to anticipate which heroes were going to be needed for the next SO and trying my best to save enough CP to get them all.
Such a nice community, while I was there.
Mockingbird and Emma, I had to buy after they were rereleased as I missed out on their Special Operations. Actually, I got there just as Emma’s was starting but I had no idea what I was doing and I didn’t want to unlock Colossus so I just let it passed. Once she was gone, she was gone for good (or so I thought).
It was a fun ride, it occupied a bunch of time in my head and in RL and I have no idea would I would manage to keep up with my life now that we have Walker Dennis.
I can barely keep up with Criminal Case – the only Facebook game I still play now. And that’s mostly due to my wife playing it and so I can play it guilt free as we can play together. I tried Juice Cubes and Candy Crush Saga but they got to levels that just were no fun anymore to keep trying.
Facebook games as made me realize that these games are free and why I would ever pay $60 for a game and $600 for a game system? I barely have twenty minutes to play a free game so spending $700 for a system that I probably won’t even watch BluRays on, is maddening. Not sure how other parents do it. Or they wait until their children are older and can keep themselves occupied.
I wish I could do another screen shot of the heroes I recruited as I did enjoy looking at it, all that time and energy into recruiting all of them.
Okay, I was able to quickly get these screen caps of my roster –
I was trying to sneak and do this and I had to click so many buttons to skip all of the news items. Special Operation for Rocket Raccoon was happening and a new PvP tournament.
Getting those images, sort of makes me want to sneak and play the game on a good computer but I can’t risk that. If only the Kindle Fire would have Flash properly on their platform, I bet I could get back in there. Would be annoying for all of the exclusive characters I missed out on but these things happen.
57 characters I was able to recruit, that is pretty impressive!
Last I left, it was the Special Operation that Damion Hellstrom and Satana were available for. Also, Season Two had just been released and that’s why I started getting all of those additional characters as I was changing my game philosphy as I wanted to just stay current on who the game wanted me to have. I had plenty of gold so I could have an easily time with the Special Operations.
Another thing that killed my buzz for the game was that they redid PvP and made it so that you can have two teams – Defending Team and Attacking Team. So everyone, of course, made their defending team a high defense team and that’s who you had to beat. Playdom only required five wins a day but those five wins, for me, probably took ten to fifteen fights and I just couldn’t commit to that as it takes five minutes each (if you are lucky). That’s what the video above is all about, its a PvP match up.
Just to end on a higher note, here are two videos to show off Kitty and Magik!
Thanks to YouTuber mmagamers for hosting this video.
Thanks to YouTuber o PRIM0 o for hosting for this video!
Looking at so many of these videos, also makes me want to play the game. Also, to figure out how people even made those videos as I wouldn’t mind just making my own video with Kitty Pryde and Magik.
I do love so much how Kitty got a move that uses Lockheed AND that from time to time, Lockheed will just help out as well. Such a fun gimmick. They did the same with Magik, having Limbo demons make surprise attacks as well.
Since I’m trying to make this my Everything Avengers Alliance, I will share this as well :
My wife also thought the game just looked dumb as well. The heroes don’t have any special graphics. The images above would just move from their slot to the other side and then a graphic comes down. I thought it was good enough but she just hated how addicted I was (and I can’t blame her now that I’m months passed it now – almost a year passed it now that I think of it) but that it was such a simple looking game, she couldn’t see what I saw in it.
I mean, it is a free Marvel game with as many characters as you would initially want. What is there to not enjoy?
Emma / Spec Op 2 was during July / August 2012 and Season Two came out August 2013, which was when Elektra became available to start unlocking in PVP which was shorlty after Spec Op 11 ended.
So I played for close to a year and now a year as come and gone. I’ve kept the app on my Facebook profile so I see the logo from time to time but it sure left its hold on me.
I also liked how they gave Kitty, for her second costume, her blue Excalibur look.
The art used for profiles and dialogue was always nice too.
There, I’m pretty sure that’s all my thoughts on the game.
So I wrote the bulk of above, on August 18, 2014 – a long time ago. I then got sucked back into the game but after Special Operations 23, with Spitfire, I had to call it quits again – as it was sucking up too much of my time!
I did have a great time in playing again but I was so far behind that I spent $40 on Gold to get CP and Lockboxes and had plans to buy more but enough was enough (again).
Here are the heroes I recuited, after Cable and coming back for a second time –
Thing, Colossus (I know!), Thor, Hyperion, Wasp, Elektra, Fandral, Silk, Blizzard, Kang, Ares, Hogun, Silk, Angela, Domino, Agent Venom and finally, Spitfire.
I’m sure it was making this post, in the first place, that made me want to keep going back to the game but it was fun. I was mostly seeking characters that I needed to unlock the epic bosses.
I do feel bad, as I got four new allies but I will remain on their ally list, and at level 300, will be a pretty good ally for deploys and another ally to recruit daily items from my map.
Edit 12-6-15 – I think I’m going to try to keep playing when a new Special Operation is going on, as those characters cost 200 CP, later on. Which is pretty hard to save up on, after the fact.
I will play on Sundays too, as the Daily Mission offers CP, even though I have never won CP on Sundays. I’m trying to get 200CP now for Falcon, and I’m at 62 – so it is taking time.
I now have recruited Brother VooDoo and Jessica Jones.