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Release Date: Dec 5, 2013
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R60 Live! Squashin' Bugs & Balancin' Heroes

September 18

R60 Is Now Live!

Gameplay

- Fixed a couple methods by which players could have Team-Ups equipped despite those characters being on their or the enemy teams

- Countdown tiles placed by Team-Up abilities will no longer be cleared when a character is downed

- Team-Up selections are now remembered across battles if they were unused in a battle

- Fixed an issue where Boosts were sometimes not being remembered across battles

- Fixed an issue where using Sell All with large numbers of covers in the Comic Cache would crash the game

- Train button in roster management glows when you have enough Iso-8 to level the selected character.

- Fixed an issue where, if you had multiple identical Team-Ups and equipped one, the others would also appear equipped in the Team-Up inventory.

- Improved description of how to gain Deadpool Points

UI

- Fixed instances of flickering and fading on opening some UI screens such as the Character Info Panel in battle

- Updated the Title screen

Character

- Captain Marvel's Energy Absorption now properly displays AP gain when used by the enemy

*** Daken (Classic) ***

- Updated abilities for better balance

** Daken (Dark Avengers Wolverine) **

- Changed color strengths from Green/Black/Purple to Black/Purple/Blue to match ability colors

** Hawkeye (Modern) **

- Raised base health by 17%

- Altered abilities for better balance

*** Magneto (Classic) ***

- Altered abilities for better balance

**** Wolverine (X-Force) ****

- Changed color strengths from Green/Red/Yellow to Black/Green/Yellow to match new ability colors

- Altered abilities for better balance

FOR COMPLETE PATCH NOTES (English only) PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.d3pforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=14849

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R58 Live! Now featuring 100% more Deadpool!

July 29

R58 is now available. Download now!

NOW FEATURING 100% MORE DEADPOOL! Event starts August 1st!

Gameplay
New Feature: Team-Ups

  • Team-Ups are single use abilities that can be brought into battle that allow users to use abilities from characters that aren't directly on their teams
  • Most abilities are available to drop as Team-Ups for usage
  • Team-Up abilities have a chance to drop when defeating non-minion characters
  • New Team-Up tile art has been implemented
  • Team-Up tiles replace Environment tiles on all boards that use Environment tiles
  • Enemies can select and use Team-Ups

UI
  • "Dark Reign" has been removed from the title screen as future story events will expand outside of the Dark Reign storyline
  • There is now a visual distinction between Alliance and Personal rewards
  • Limited recommended update notifications when a new version is available

Characters
  • Ares (Dark Avengers) - Sunder - Fixed Sunder Countdown tile not disappearing when used by an enemy team if Ares defeats himself by using the ability
  • Updated the following abilities to use the new Team-Up function
  • Black Panther (Man Without Fear) - Battleplan
  • Daredevil (Classic) - Radar Sense
  • Storm (Modern) - Mistress of the Elements
  • Storm (Gold) - Mistress of the Elements


For Full (English Only) Patch Notes, please go to: http://d3pforums.com

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Reviews

“An intricately crafted, remarkably deep experience – Marvel Puzzle Quest doesn’t merely meet the expectations of its name, it exceeds them.”
9.1 out of 10 – http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/11/marvel-puzzle-quest-dark-reign-review

“Even for those unfamiliar with the ever-expanding Marvel universe, Dark Reign’s use of collection and randomized drops make it compulsively, sickeningly playable.”
4 out of 5 – http://toucharcade.com/2013/10/12/marvel-puzzle-quest-dark-reign-review/

“Takes the unlikely pairing of Marvel heroes and match-3 makes it fun. Lots to do besides the story missions. Entertaining, surprisingly humorous dialogue.”
4 out of 5 – http://www.gamezebo.com/games/marvel-puzzle-quest-dark-reign/review

Update Notes

R58 is now available. Download now!

NOW FEATURING 100% MORE DEADPOOL! Event starts August 1st!


Gameplay
New Feature: Team-Ups
- Team-Ups are single use abilities that can be brought into battle that allow users to use abilities from characters that aren't directly on their teams
- Most abilities are available to drop as Team-Ups for usage
- Team-Up abilities have a chance to drop when defeating non-minion characters
- New Team-Up tile art has been implemented
- Team-Up tiles replace Environment tiles on all boards that use Environment tiles
- Enemies can select and use Team-Ups

UI
- "Dark Reign" has been removed from the title screen as future story events will expand outside of the Dark Reign storyline
- There is now a visual distinction between Alliance and Personal rewards
- Limited recommended update notifications when a new version is available

Characters
- Ares (Dark Avengers) - Sunder - Fixed Sunder Countdown tile not disappearing when used by an enemy team if Ares defeats himself by using the ability
- Updated the following abilities to use the new Team-Up function
- Black Panther (Man Without Fear) - Battleplan
- Daredevil (Classic) - Radar Sense
- Storm (Modern) - Mistress of the Elements
- Storm (Gold) - Mistress of the Elements


For Full (English Only) Patch Notes, please go to: http://d3pforums.com

About the Game

The best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game out on your phone and tablet! Marvel Puzzle Quest combines your favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-vs-player tournaments, alliances, and much more. It’s time to unleash your inner Super Hero and wage war against your enemies.

Now featuring 100% more Deadpool!

9.1 out of 10 “An intricately crafted, remarkably deep experience -- Marvel Puzzle Quest doesn’t merely meet the expectations of its name, it exceeds them.” - IGN.com (Editors’ Choice Award)

Features
• FREE TO PLAY
• Assemble the ultimate team from your favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Loki, Punisher, Black Widow, Venom, and much more!
• Harness the power of Iso-8 to upgrade your team and collect comics to unlock new characters and abilities.
• Introducing new characters from the Marvel Universe and continually expanding game features!
• Brand new tournaments and events are launched each month to offer players fresh gameplay to explore.
• Unmatched strategy and depth! Embark on a journey of a global scale and unleash your strength and wits with your favorite Marvel characters to outsmart and defeat your opponents.
• Build Alliances among your friends and compete against rival Alliances.
• Snag the top rank in Tournaments, Alliances, and Season Play for new character rewards and other prizes!
• Stop Norman Osborn and his worldwide terror spree and watch the story unravel as different forces such as the X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D. and H.A.M.M.E.R. (Dark Avengers) compete for resources and influence.
• Be a part of the Marvel Universe in an epic story written by Marvel veterans Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine, Weapon X) and Alex Irvine (Iron Man: The Rapture, Daredevil Noir) based on the Dark Reign storyline, a monumental narrative in Marvel history.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4650
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
Helpful customer reviews
152 of 171 people (89%) found this review helpful
420.0 hrs on record
The developer and publisher for this game treat their playerbase as cows to be milked with overpriced micro-transactions and have proven not to be above actively neutering play options in an effort to squeeze more cash out of players.

Story time:
On the official forums of the publisher a 'discussion' thread was started by the developer on a very controversial change regarding the game's hit point healing mechanic. This triggered an unforeseen and unprecedented unanimous response to a change that everyone was up in arms against. This thread eventually grew into 30(!) pages of nothing but negative feedback, ranging from warnings that the change would break the game, to full blown alternate solutions (solutions to a problem that many don't even acknowledge exists). But most of all; people calling it out for the cash grab that it was.

This was the last in a long, long line of controversial changes to the detriment of the quality of the game. This time though, the response got ugly enough for one of the actual forum moderators to stand up and abuse his moderator powers by stealth-editing the developer's opening post by adding an additional line of text to the section that clarified the reasoning behind the change to the healing mechanic. Said added line simply stated: "also: money", a blatant jab at the conduct of the publisher and developer over the course of this history of changes aimed at pumping up the monetization in the game.

As of this writing, said moderator has been banned, the developer's one-sided idea of a 'discussion' has ended and the change has been pushed through unaltered and in full effect immediately, game-wide. Including taking effect in running PvP or PvE events close to finishing time, where people were already deeply invested into strategizing their finishing runs.

The current fallout is enormous. The developer is silent. And why wouldn't they be, when their admitted business credo is "this too shall pass":

From Al's Game Blog, article: "Handling balance changes":
"This too shall pass – While you need to expect and accept that there will be a backlash and the first couple of days will be painful, give it a few days before you judge the results. In the early days of MPQ, Ragnarok was massively overpowered and the day we changed it players were furious. A week later, it was no longer a topic of widespread conversation."


(For the record; try mentioning Ragnarok to some of the veteran players and find out just how much it is 'no longer a topic of widespread conversation'.)
Posted: June 25
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91 of 107 people (85%) found this review helpful
449.3 hrs on record
This game was/is not much different then many other match 3 games except that you use characters to beat up other characters.

It was quite fun and a way to waste a few hours just battling it out. But then they did a few changes which made it so that if you wanted to progress you had to do whats called grinding (for those that don't know, thats when you have to spend 5 or 6 hours playing just to keep up with others playing). This made things less fun.

Now for the biggest change, if you have any characters that can heal the team during combat its called false healing. Basically what happens is that while in a round, they will heal your characters, but soon as its done, any and all damage that was done to your character during a round gets applied to your characters, which means they will more then likely be instantly down and you have to wait somewhere between 3 and 14 hours for them to heal.

So now instead of being able to play for a couple of hours, you're lucky if you get in a couple of rounds that can last about 5 to 10 minutes at most and then you need to wait till the next day (least for those of us with families, work and who require sleep) to play for another 10 minutes and then wait.

They wanted to stop people from using their healing characters in story mode to heal their wounded characters and instead buy heath packs, which cost Hero Points which while they do come in game, they are very rare in game and they expect more people to buy Hero Points so they can buy health pack. This has basically turned the game into pay 2 win game, well it was before but now its much worse.

The majority of people who play F2P games will never actually put money into free 2 play games. Once it gets to the point where they are spending more then a few hours playing and not being able to keep up with their friends, they loose interest and leave, and start bad mouthing the game, which causes people not to go play that game, which means the game looses lots of money.


So for now I can not recommend this game. Maybe if the devs wise up and actually listen to the community and things go back to how they were a couple of months ago, may I will start playing again and maybe even recommend this game, but lots of things have to change.
Posted: June 25
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62 of 76 people (82%) found this review helpful
403.8 hrs on record
This game used to be fun you used to be able to actually play the game for around as long as you want.
Now since the nerf of 06/25/14 I couldn't suggest it to my worst enemy.
Your "allowed" to play the game as long as you have health packs.
After your health packs are gone then you have to pay hard cash, or wait forever for your characters to heal.
My surmise run from this game as if it's the plague.
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Posted: June 25
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1,053.8 hrs on record
Game was balancing around P2W, now its probably even P2P at all. Demiurge with D3 dont care about customers, they dont want to have a fun, enjoyable game...they want your money and nothing else.
Posted: June 25
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
281.9 hrs on record
After 280 hours played, I'm finally done with the game. But at the very least I should be able to give people a very thorough review of the game.

At 280 hours played, the game can't be that bad, right? So why stop now?

The core of the game is still really cool. You build up a roster of Marvel heroes and villians and level them up to build a stronger and stronger team. And the devs support the game relatively well with new events and new heroes so there is always something to do.

Still, they just pushed it too far. This game isn't really a game, it's a second job. I see no way to play this game casually, either you are all in or you are out. Every two weeks there is a new hero, accompanied by a 10 day long PvE event that's a pure battle of attrition to defend a placement in the leaderboards high enough to get the new hero. If you don't? Without the new hero you'll have already lost in the next tournament. The new always gives a insurmountable advantage for the next. There is no way to escape this sweatshop.

And the PvE events are less fun with each iteration. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ rubber banding and level scaling makes PvE tournaments an exercise in frustration and disappointment. Have a maxed out Lv141 roster? Enjoy being beaten in placement by Level 50 teams, because their enemies get scaled to level 20 and take 1 minute each while you slog it out against Lv300 enemies with 10k HP each.

And then the PvP tournaments... They used to be great. But then they changed the match making algorithm so that now every fight is a tired slog. And since there is now always an Alliance season running, you HAVE to do well in every single PvP tournament non stop or you are letting down your alliance.

Alliances are another thing... they are great socially. But the pressure they put you under is enourmous. And again, it's all in or all out. Without being in a good alliance, you'll miss 30% of each tournament's reward! You might as well not bother if you aren't in an alliance.

And the time commitment required to stay in the game is 2 hours EVERY SINGLE DAY. And even that is sometimes not enough, with ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ending times in the middle of the night for EU players which means all your effort is wasted thanks to rubber banding of US players near the end of the tournament while you are sleeping.

Just do yourself a favor and don't get involved in this game. It's a bottomless black hole that you can't escape from.

Why I quit now and not weeks ago? Season 1 just ended and I could finally leave without ♥♥♥♥ing over my alliance. They are great people and they didn't deserve being abandoned halfway through the season.
Posted: May 21
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