Death Squads

Pittbull745Pittbull745 Posts: 28
edited July 2018 in Suggestions and Requests
The Death Squads are ridiculous and need to be removed. I think we all know Kabam wants us to buy units, but when u guys hose us in an arena by matching us with one of your unbeatable (even with a boost) death squads, the last thing I’m gonna do is spend money in this pathetic money-grab-excuse-for-a-glitch-ridden-game.

While the list of stuff y’all are trying to fix is, well,...let’s just say “long”; further alienating your customers (players [that’s us]), isn’t exactly a brilliant business model. If y’all have these Death Squads in place on purpose, but fix it or post the dang rules in the game!!!! Another option would be to post the name and physical address of genius who started this boondoggle. Your choice.....
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  • RichiesDad79RichiesDad79 Posts: 932 ★★★
    There are very simple ways to prevent these death squads. Once you are locked into an infinite streak, the difficulty stops inreasing pretty much. But you have to keep above a minimum pi or rank of your champions. If you choose champs that are lower than thus minimum, you get punished by death squads.

    In reality, the deathsquads aren't really even all that hard to beat. Just intercept, bait specials and most importantly, don't get hit. They may look difficult a seem a bit intimidating, but the award significantly more points for their defeat. Good luck to you.
  • Liss_Bliss_Liss_Bliss_ Posts: 1,404 ★★★★
    I regularly lt up ~2,000,000 points in each of the 4*b 4*f and the 5* arenas. I will have to “buy” new fights once maybe twice per arena. So 3-9 times total. And I don’t see what the big deal is. One, I make back all the units spent via milestone. And two, I I take care to understand that more and more people have 5/65’s and thus the requirement for avoiding death squads have gone up. So I adjust my teams to make sure I am where I need to be.

    Maybe you can look into changing the teams you make for each series? A small modification will help you avoid the harder “death squad” teams. And if you do face one spending milestone units to refresh may be a viable option as well.
  • FingfangfoomfanesFingfangfoomfanes Posts: 1,102 ★★★
    Just my two cents, noticed death squads appear when champ PI is below 3k per head.

    Boosting wont trick the game but would help beating them (i was boosted from war and aq, so headed to arena to try it out - busted but got thru)

    Seems no other way but either rank em to 2 or dupe them to make em 3k
  • Wakandas_FinestWakandas_Finest Posts: 543 ★★★
    I have yet to see a death squad in arenas and I run all milestones in both the 4* basic and featured arenas as well as all catalyst arenas. Is this only happening in certain arenas?
  • brucef8bringerbrucef8bringer Posts: 89
    30 wins into 4* featured arena. I picked a team of awakened 4* 3/30 so I would have thought to be faced off against similar teams but no I got death-matched against 5 stars.
  • Pittbull745Pittbull745 Posts: 28
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    My champs were 5* r1 (2/3 we’re awakened & 3/3 we’re above 3k). So I’m a disabled Veteran with Hughesnet & doing the best I can, but don’t have deep pockets. This was the 6* arena. If there’s some way to avoid Death Squads, it’s Kabam’s responsibility to publish (per arena if varies).
  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 11,235 Guardian
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    My champs were 5* r1 (2/3 we’re awakened & 3/3 we’re above 3k). So I’m a disabled Veteran with Hughesnet & doing the best I can, but don’t have deep pockets. This was the 6* arena. If there’s some way to avoid Death Squads, it’s Kabam’s responsibility to publish (per arena if varies).

    It is not Kabam's responsibility to tell the players how to beat the game.

    However, I do have a suggestion. When you grind arena, do you always pick the top choice of the three teams you're presented with? I mean every time, no matter how easy the others look, no matter what sort of class or other advantage you think you have? If you do not, please try to do that next time as an experiment.

    Also, when you get down to your last few sets of 5* champions, try this. Instead of using them "in order" try taking two 5* champs with slightly higher rating, say 3400s, and adding one of those champs to them. Do that for your last three teams. In other words, work backwards and when you are down to your last nine 5* champs (assuming the ones shown above are the bottom three) use them in this order, assuming they were numbered from 9 to 1 descending (with Spider-Gwen as "1" at the bottom). 981, 762, 543.

    Doing both of these strategies combined, I have yet to draw a death match in four consecutive arena events and at least thirty "cycles" of using all my 5* champs. I would be curious to know if this works for anyone else besides me.
  • NinjaWarrior99NinjaWarrior99 Posts: 322
    I've run into the same issue in 6* arena. It seems to occur randomly when using R1 5* champs. Sometimes 3 R1's trigger a death squad and sometimes they don't. Most of my arena is grinding for battlechips and some 5* rank rewards so i usually stop using R1 after extended streak is reached
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 25,812 ★★★★★
    DNA3000 wrote: »
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    My champs were 5* r1 (2/3 we’re awakened & 3/3 we’re above 3k). So I’m a disabled Veteran with Hughesnet & doing the best I can, but don’t have deep pockets. This was the 6* arena. If there’s some way to avoid Death Squads, it’s Kabam’s responsibility to publish (per arena if varies).

    It is not Kabam's responsibility to tell the players how to beat the game.

    However, I do have a suggestion. When you grind arena, do you always pick the top choice of the three teams you're presented with? I mean every time, no matter how easy the others look, no matter what sort of class or other advantage you think you have? If you do not, please try to do that next time as an experiment.

    Also, when you get down to your last few sets of 5* champions, try this. Instead of using them "in order" try taking two 5* champs with slightly higher rating, say 3400s, and adding one of those champs to them. Do that for your last three teams. In other words, work backwards and when you are down to your last nine 5* champs (assuming the ones shown above are the bottom three) use them in this order, assuming they were numbered from 9 to 1 descending (with Spider-Gwen as "1" at the bottom). 981, 762, 543.

    Doing both of these strategies combined, I have yet to draw a death match in four consecutive arena events and at least thirty "cycles" of using all my 5* champs. I would be curious to know if this works for anyone else besides me.

    That's what I've been doing. The Total PI required has shifted because of the addition of R5 5*s, so I use the lower end of my Roster in combination with 2 higher PI Champs. It's the safest way. Of course, it's also useful to be able to deal with the Deathmatches no matter who you use. I found Quests are a good place to practice. If you can deal with strong AI in Quests, you can deal with the Arena. Vice Versa as well.
  • Pittbull745Pittbull745 Posts: 28
    I’m not asking Kabam to tell me “how to beat the game”. I’m simply asking them to remove Death Squads from 6* arena smart guy. This BS didn’t just start for no reason. Did u see any mail regarding when this would even start? Anything in forum from Kabam even acknowledging that it’s even occurring?! Do u assume it’s intentional or a glitch? But do you know for sure? Hmmmm...Think about it.

    Not all of us have highspeed internet or claim to have the ability to defeat r5 5* Death Squads with r1 5* champs around fight #27, when my game drops blocks, won’t let me bait, etc.

    If you’re not experiencing glitches, or been hosed by death squads, I’m happy for you, but if not, then move on. I’m an old fart with grey hair and PTSD, so if you’re trying to be helpful, thank you. Helpful stuff is appreciated.
  • Rich_RyderRich_Ryder Posts: 238
    No
  • MaldorovMaldorov Posts: 19
    Wow, just wow
  • Pittbull745Pittbull745 Posts: 28
    So, Now I’m getting Death Squads in 4*/5* arena. The PI for each r1 5* was above 3100, they had synergy & one was duped. It was fight series #33. I stopped using r1 5* in 5*/6* arenas, but haven’t had this issue until this month. 4 year anniversary so let’s mess with the summoners (our “cherished” customers). Why?! All you SOBs have done is made me less likely to buy anything from you & play less. I don’t need the aggravation & I guess it’s summoner depreciation month. I hope y’all get a nice warm turd from Santa.
  • NEO_mr_AndersonNEO_mr_Anderson Posts: 1,057 ★★★
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    It's possible to beat deathmatches. You just have to play with more skills,
  • LeNoirFaineantLeNoirFaineant Posts: 6,528 ★★★★★
    I will trigger death squads on purpose with the right champs. Other than that I literally never get them. If you are getting them you are doing it wrong lol
  • LeNoirFaineantLeNoirFaineant Posts: 6,528 ★★★★★
    @Pittbull745 it's been established for awhile now that you need a r2 5* with your r1s. I usually grab 2 r2s or one and a higher r1 to go with my lowest. Continue down the line grabbing one R2 and 2 r1s. Never get death matches.
  • Pittbull745Pittbull745 Posts: 28
    @LeNoirFaineant thank you
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