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Go Inside Avengers Alliance: The New PVP

Avengers Alliance Producer Justin Woods explains the exciting changes and updates taking place in the PVP tournaments!

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With 16 seasons of PVP—three-on-three battles where players pit their best characters against one another—in the books for “Marvel: Avengers Alliance,” the folks behind the hit game have decided to shake things up and make the experience better than ever.

“PVP Season 17 is coming,” says game producer Justin Woods. “The reward for Adamantium League is going to be Karnak of the Inhumans and there will be Lockbox rewards tied to the daily bonus as we’ve seen in the past with characters like Juggernaut and those will be to earn Fixer’s collection.

“However, what’s a little bit different about what we’re doing with PVP 17 is that we’re going to introduce the concept of pre-seasons to our PVP repertoire. And what a pre-season is is a very short tournament right before the main season takes place that has, first of all, a much higher chance for everyone to get Adamantium, Vibranium, Diamond, and Gold leagues. The rewards are built around the concept of making you better for the next PVP season. Leagues will award Gold, Silver, CP and the next tier PVP armory items, to help bolster your PVP bonus, before they are purchasable.”

The pre-season concept will not only help players prep for the upcoming tournaments, but improve their arsenals and teams overall.

“We’re really excited about this because the tournament is shorter, it’s easier to get the rewards, and the rewards will help you in the next season,” explains Woods. “We’re actually going to be rolling out two pre-seasons prior to this season 17. But beyond that, we will only do one pre-season for each regular season.

      “The first pre-season, which we’re calling pre-season Alpha, will introduce a new matchmaking system that’s going to make matchmaking feel a lot [fairer] and then pre-season Beta which comes shortly after that will actually be introducing our long announced level cap tournament system. That’ll give us an opportunity to see how the level cap tournaments are working and make any tweaks that we need to make before the real season 17 begins.”

      The changes to PVP come about as part of the “Avengers Alliance” teams ongoing commitment to making every aspect of the game more fun as well as friendly to players, taking their feedback into account.

      “We’re really excited to finally be bringing these major PVP improvements as well as shorter PVP tournaments which is something that people have been asking for for a really long time,” says Woods. “The regular PVP seasons are still going to be in that 20 days to a month long period of time but there’re going to be a couple of shorter tournaments between each of those.”

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      55 comments
      agentskr
      agentskr

      Congratulations, Marvel, on awarding Karnak to the cheaters and gold spenders. Bravo. 

      nagbro1
      nagbro1

      I woke up with a diamond rank, after one hour i was dropped all the way down silver. My defense team is getting attacked 16 times in just a few minutes and they go up against lvl 200 while I'm just 54. This needs to be fixed.

      agentskr
      agentskr

      What a joke. 


      When I win the battles they give me to fight I get about 5 points. When I lose I lose 15-25 points a loss. My defense team just lost me 145 points. I'm tricked out well enough to at least win in the Gold league, where I'm getting my ass handed to me. There are two ways to advance in PVP: cheat or spend a fortune. I've got a high level agent and a well-stocked team. I really don't like a game that pretends to let you play. The cute little adventures are all you can really do--the rest is flipping a coin at best.

      agentskr
      agentskr

      The so-called new PVP is only new in how much more random it is. You might as well simply flip a coin on any given battle. The worst thing about it is the scoring. This is supposed to be a fun Facebook game. Its PVP "system" is a study in frustrated expectations and the temptation to try to win by spending money. I have one-shotted entire teams many times, for which I receive 3 victory points and burn a PVP game off of my bar. I might do this five times out of seven, but it won't matter. The 15-20 points I get for burning down my entire PVP bar will be blown away by one loss, which costs me from 21-25 points. What kind of a jerk designs a game that way. You win 5 out of 6 times in the *game's match-ups*--not even ones that you choose--and you lose points. Brilliant. Thanks so much for wasting my time. The matches are imbalanced, the reward system is broken, and the entire PVP experience amounts to my hoping that I just don't run into a team that wipes out the 20 minutes I just spent winning match after match. Just stupid. Dumbest programming I've seen in Marvel Alliance so far.

      Aenyx
      Aenyx

      I'm lv 10, was just matched up against a lv 245 that made me lose 21 rating by 1 aoe killing all my heroes. Please fix the matchmaking. Or at least make it so people don't lose rating in a matchup like this. Was very close to Adamantium so this kind of thing is a huge setback.

      tkraiker
      tkraiker

      This PVP 'matchmaking system' is a mess. Incredibly you made it worse than it was before. Looks as if this is your real intent: make player comply with the older 'not so bad' system. I figured that would be carried out many necessary corrections, between alpha and beta test, but nothing changed. You are just frustrating everybody. Even player that easely wins their battles, figthing (with a supposed handicap) against lower leveled players with hundreds of levels with a difference of hundreds of levels, are not having fun. After destroying MAA-Tactics, youre killing MAA. Thanks a lot.  

      Zoneboy45
      Zoneboy45

      I'm used to getting my ass kicked in PvP but not like this.  I might as well not even show up.  I don't have a problem with losing...well, not ALL the time, anyway but I have to win 3 to advance the Special Ops.  Miraculously, I won 2.  And then I lost 65 or 70 in a row and used up all my battles.  There have been some tough fights along the way and I love unlocking new characters but this travesty makes me want to go kill people for real.  I don't have the real money to spend on this.  I have bills to pay.  This has always been a terrific game but the frustration level the last couple days is really approaching critical mass.    

      Aumbryst
      Aumbryst

      Getting my entire team 1-shot before I get my first turn several fights in a row is NOT my idea of fun.  I've always hated PVP, but grudgingly done the PVP task for Spec Ops.  Apparently I won't be doing Spec Ops anymore either.  While we're on that topic, nice job forcing us to win 3 PVP fights as one of the first 5 tasks on the Spec Op.  WTF Playdom???

      dalezzz
      dalezzz member

      nice work putting win pvp quests in the spec ops , ohh and nice work making pvp near impossible for low levels

      Eliteslayer
      Eliteslayer

      I never thought it was possible, but you made PvP even worse than before. Attacks are completely unbalanced, damage output is messed up, and I have to say, even my luck seems worse than ever. I've never hated your PvP system more than now, and while normally I'd just not play it, I have to in order to progress in this Spec Ops mission. You monster.

      Gauren
      Gauren

      The "improvements" cannot be considered improvements when people who have put in the time to reach level 300 and get all the heroes as they become available (having to wait since Ad league was unreachable before the update) end up losing over 40 fights to win the five, ending in Silver league after finally working up to Diamond in the last "real" season. I have not spent much money on this, but there will be no spending on this in the future until such time as it is actually possible to have some fun and an attainable challenge.  Good job................ NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Yashaskar
      Yashaskar

      If we fight with lvl 300's how can we get a PVP hero ? I mean we have to get to Adamantium League but if we (I am lvl 73) fight lvl 300's we only stay is silver / gold / diamond leagues. I was in Diamond league. Playdom / Disey plz fix this pvp.

      facehugger89
      facehugger89

      Poor playdom just looking down at all the comments looks like you guys aren't very good at balancing your game I got to adamantium in the alpha so I have no complaints but seems the majority of the MAA community is not having fun. If you guys want people to lvl to 300 you have to give them incentive not forcing them by making the game unfair and boring matching low lvl people against 300s; no MMO does that!!!!!!! Your whole lvl cap tournament is going to cause even more problems because anyone with common sense can see that people at lvl 300 should have most if not all heroes and I doubt anyone below a 100-150 has all heroes but if you can balance that then I'm sure this season will be fun and interesting.

      kintaro1975
      kintaro1975

      This was perhaps the WORST I have ever done in PVP, I was a lvl 238, and I was being placed against lvl 300 constantly.  and when I was getting close to being in the top 10%, not only was it people 62 lvls over me, I was not even getting a chance to attack, I was dead before I got a turn.  Marvel / Disney / Playtroll will see no money from me until this is fixed.

      Prowl76
      Prowl76

      I am a 300 and play everyday.  I don't buy gold very often.  I have been getting crushed in this pre season.  Not seeing where things are supposed to be more fair.

      Wollop
      Wollop

      just tried this new pvp for 1 more try but this new obviously thinks that my 753 rating i should be matched against Agent Bifi in AD league Rated 1523. I found this fight not to be very fair and not to be an improvement on the old PvP but an absolute load of BullS***. Does any1 think that its a improvement fighting an opponent with double your rating and 4X your HP .If i had of won i would have only gained a +30 rating and Doesn't fit the difficulty of the match up.

      Wollop
      Wollop

      Excellent PvP fix playdom (SLOWEST HANDCLAP IN THE WORLD EVER) .Since reaching adamantium i have won 3 fights out of 100 and gone back to silver. I'm in silver but being matched to people ranked 500+ above me . All i'm going for now is my daily spin but i can't even do that. Well done for killing off 50% of the game for me.

      Rob_45
      Rob_45

      I had to abandon PVP at least 10 times in hope of finding a "match" today. Every single battle was a power matchup. My profile shows almost 130 battles when I only fought around 40 or so. 


      I am level 114 and I kept on getting battle matches with Levels of 250 - 300. 


      Are you guys insane? How could you release a game and say it will be more fun and a better match system?


      It is totally broken. In one of my battle, my opponent actually went 1st before my team (Even though I had Quick Silver on my team, which is suppose to guarantee a first battle turn). However they went first and the Agent had War Bound and 1 shot my entire team. The hit numbers literally was off the screen. A bug or foul play? you tell me.


      Is this going to be a fair game for all to enjoy or does the paying players have to also leave this game, out of feeling cheated out of the money they spend buying Gold every Friday to buy accessories and Alt suits ?

      Kingkarool
      Kingkarool

      Ok....I just lost 20 fight  very easily. I don't think i'm gonna play this game anymore.... The pvp was the only thing i like about this game and they kill it with that update.

      tkraiker
      tkraiker

      Ridiculous. Everybody is upset about this "new matchmaking system". Or you do play against much lower levels or against far superior... The lower you win easely and the superior you loose without a chance... In booth there is no challenge. You win a few ranking point in the first case and loose a lot in the second, because the higher levels are not high ranked, yet. Hope you to fix this annoying matchmaking system before Pre-Season Beta. 

      therealchadbush
      therealchadbush

      "The first pre-season, which we’re calling pre-season Alpha, will introduce a new matchmaking system that’s going to make matchmaking feel a lot [fairer]"


      Oh, really? Why is it then that I find myself fighting people either 50+ levels lower than me, or 125+ levels higher than me? That does not seem fair in either case. For the person with the much lower ranking than me I can one-hit all of their guys. And, when I match up against people level 300+ when I am only level 174 is nuts. Their health is double mine. Their people almost always one-hit my characters.


      What the heck is going on with you guys in the programming arena. I understand there will be bugs because I used to be a computer science major, but this is just ludicrous. C'mon, help a brother out, and fix the thing will ya? Especially before the real PvP matches start back up again!

      Evilvampire
      Evilvampire

      Gheeesh. Im sure there are thousands of posts like the one I am about to enter. This pre season has been pretty challenging. I can usually hold my own against teams that have the same perhaps even a tad bit higher health then I do however; the last few days I have been facing teams with double the life that I have which is a daunting task. I haven't been doing very well to say the least. I have managed to get a few rewards but hitting 5 for the day is difficult at times. Not complaining, as losing is part of the game. Just sharing. Take it easy people. 

      Kerosun
      Kerosun

      Well, up until today my attacks have been fine. Once I got into the 1,000+ rating I started facing people around my health. Today, the lowest health of my opponents in my 5 attacks was 55,000 and he was a level 235. I'm only level 56. My PvP is great for my level, but absolutely no way am I going to even put a dent in those guys. What gets me though, is against those higher levels, I lost 12-20 rating per but in my wins against opponents close to my level, I only gain 2-5 rating (this is on attacks and defense). They need to scale the rating based on the opponents rating AND their level. Losing 20 rating to a level 300 who has a lower rating than me is counter-intuitive. Hopefully this is just how pre-season is because the rewards are pretty simple and the actual PvP Season will stop matching me up against people 200+ levels higher than me.

      JYama88
      JYama88

      This new PVP is really BS. I've been  a daily player since last September and it's not even fun anymore. You spend so much time and effort trying to level your hero's to get better bonuses in PVP, and now it doesn't even matter. 

      There's no point to even play PVP anymore. Its IMPOSSIBLE to win unless you're level 250+. How can someone possibly win when they have to face someone with 5 times the amount of health they have and get KO'd in one hit? The last 10 matches that I've played have been one hit KO's. I can't even get a move in. I bail on the match as soon as I see how much more health they have then me. 

      I really hope that once this PRE-PVP BS is complete, they go back to how it was....

      surefire04
      surefire04

      match making system really sucks pitting you against enemies way stronger than you can cope up with. pitting characters with like 2 ur life and bonuses

      Nestyx
      Nestyx

      i been hearin ppl complainin cus their matches are to easy and others cus the matches are hard, when i started pvp i got matches with ppl way stronger than me too,but i kept playin and got another stronger opponent but not as the first but i kept playin until i got opponents fairly matched or easy ones,keep playin guys the game will adjust to u, and dnt go out complaining

      judas2005
      judas2005

      this new pvp is bs facing players of higher lvl then you and also facing players that are over 400 times higher then you in rank 

      lazerop
      lazerop

      I am just wondering why you do not name this the players vs level 300 players. My wife's account player lv 63 is being pitted against level 300 players. This so slanted towards them, after 16 days the whole top 10% will be all level 300 players only.

      Deanwhit01
      Deanwhit01

      Can you guys put Sentry in Marvel Avengers Alliance, because it will be cool for him and the Void to battle other players.

      sk23242
      sk23242

      When is the Silver Surfer coming out???

      Captain_Boomstick
      Captain_Boomstick

      All they have done is make it easier for high level players to get Adamantium, and far harder for lower levels. After you reach Adamantium suddenly you're facing all high level teams. People who have 2, 3+ times your hero bonuses. I get the real underlying agenda here. I've seen it many, many times in other games. This game just went unfriendly to new players. A new person creates an account today, they are looking at years...YEARS..before they'll be able to compete for anything. The programmers have decided to appease the all day, everyday players. In hopes of getting more revenue out of that SMALL base. I'd rather makes $5, 10000 times a day, than $20, 1000 times a day...but the second example is what they've gone with. I can see a huge portion of their casual players abandoning the game after this shakes out. I also can see a large portion of the PD transfers realizing this didn't help them at all, and abandoning the game.   What would I have done instead? If you're going to abandon one platform, and transfer those players over to the much less used platform there really was only one fair way to do it.. Restart the game from scratch for everybody. The Facebook version was the Somalian Pirate hang out anyway.  Ohh sure 5% would scream bloody murder, and then pull out their credit card and spend $1000. That's what would have happened, instead of this nice slow, player population drain that'll eventually KILL THE GAME.

      LintOfDeath
      LintOfDeath

      I was going to ask that I hope this gets implemented in the iPhone version soon, until I read the below comments claiming that preseason Alpha is horribly broken. The ideas in this article were sound, I just hope they can be delivered on with confidence when they hit mobile devices.

      xferquirino
      xferquirino

      Bug and more bugs. I can play on internet explorer and has bugs too.

      On firefox and chrome I can't do anything. When has the fix?

      scivish
      scivish

      I have a feeling the resulting rankings from the Alpha season are what will control the matchup level caps in the following seasons...   Don't be surprised if those whop do really really well in the Alpha are punished in the next one...

      xasy9
      xasy9

      hi, i have problems in the game .... a error you have in upgrade Flight Deck, y can not  upgrade with allies or neighbors  help me ... plzzz


      xasy9
      xasy9

      hi, i have problems in the game .... a error you have in upgrade Flight Deck, y can not  upgrade with allies or neighbors  help me ... plzzzz


      Moito85
      Moito85

      Everytime I win, I only add 3 to 5 points, while when I loose, they take away 28 points!!!! WTF!!! Whats up with that??? all this updating and pre pvp thing really sucks

      Nowakmonkey
      Nowakmonkey

      Hi everyone! Don't you love playing this FREE game that is constantly being updated with new content and characters, and worked on to improve the play experience for everyone? It's pretty great. High-fives, Playdom & Marvel!

      JYama88
      JYama88

      WTF! I am LVL 145 and am having to face off against people that are LVL 250 and above! The new matchmaking program is BS! Fix this!

      ClanMaciejewski
      ClanMaciejewski

      I'm not sure how to feel about this at the moment. I went through the battles quickly. I didn't get my bonus spin until I relogged back into the PVP. I think it's a good idea; but we'll see. 

      jtgolfs1
      jtgolfs1

      Yeah too bad the PVP bonus spin doesn't work.  Guess i'll wait a year for that and the Fandral fix to come out, if ever.

      gibbojab
      gibbojab

      How many fights do I go before this happens? If you guessed 25 you'd be wrong since I lost 25 straight against people with 2x the HP I have and attack bonuses where agents hit for 31K against classes they are weak to. I usually didn't get the opportunity to make a move which was at least not true in the old version. The discrepancy of bonuses for each level are too large to match people based on the number of heroes; it is so bad that the intent of this pre-season to help people bolster their armories can't happen since a lot of people cannot win 5 in a day. I guess what I am saying is the gme isn't adjusting as you proclaim as I have had few fights against people who were not level 300 when I am level 215.

      ravenplant
      ravenplant member

      @Captain_Boomstick you're an idiot.  i've invested a lot of time and a few bucks in this game, and your solution is to restart the game so casual gamers will have a chance?? if casual gamers want to be contenders, let them pay their dues the same way i did, and a lot of others did.  congrats, you win the award for saying the dumbest thing ever. 

      bboone24
      bboone24

      @scivish I had the same feeling I since have stopped attacking. I reached Adamantium and I'm done.

      Darklite_37
      Darklite_37

      @Nowakmonkey How much are you getting paid to shill for Playdom?  I've been playing for almost a year now and they're just now getting around to fixing PvP.  Furthermore, the events they create (spec ops, pvp, costumes, weapons) almost always force you into spending some amount of gold in order to complete them on schedule.  When you factor in the real money to gold conversion rate vs the cost of most items/heroes it's hard to justify opening your wallet up.  

      It's a fun game, good way to kill time, but unless you're willing to shell out big bucks you'll never have a great experience.

      Rapt0r38
      Rapt0r38

      @JYama88 Dude, wats worse, level 93 vs level 250+...I cant make Adamantium level because of this, its just not good enough though, as much as ppl say this game is free, I cant help but feel that the capping coz be easily modified to solve this problem

      Nowakmonkey
      Nowakmonkey

      @Darklite_37 No shilling... I was reacting to all the complaining. They hear a lot of negative feedback, because that is the nature of the internet, unfortunately; thought some positivity would be a nice. I do enjoy the game and play a little bit every day. I have spent approximately $25 on gold over 2 years of playing, and I get almost all of the characters when I need them, finish almost every Spec Op (the Nico Spec Op being the only exception since I started, during the Havok Spec Op), I have most of the Lockbox characters, and I finish every PVP Tournament in at least Gold League. It's fun, they're trying to provide a great experience, and I am having one. I appreciate it.

      lazerop
      lazerop

      @Rapt0r38 @JYama88  Once you make adamantium league you will always fight and defend against  level 300 players.