Dev Diary: Cavalier Difficulty in 2021 and Beyond - New Buffs for February!

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  • Stark154667Stark154667 Posts: 1,064 ★★★★
    I think that people are overreacting, the rewards need a buff, that is universally agreed. But if these buffs do work well (I have Elsa for skill, Medusa for Cosmic and okayish counters for the rest) then I don’t mind no buff for now if it is significantly quicker to 100%, if not... then @Kabam Miike is gonna hear it from me first! If they wanna sort out the time investment first, then that’s fine by me... As long as 10% is swapped for selector (even a 7.5% or maybe 5% random, 5% selector I would be happy with). Anyways, I expect people who don’t read this are gonna dislike immediately, if you genuinely disagree, i encourage criticism of this approach and discussion.
  • BendyBendy Posts: 1,325 ★★★
    I was praying each path node would of changed instead of a full quest node change as its main reason i dont 100% cav as dealing same node every month glad its getting a change of node so keeps entertaining but for me personally after a few months again that node be like what we have now we need change of nodes each month and each path
  • Ironman3000Ironman3000 Posts: 98 ★★
    Does Warlock's infection count as a heal block for the Tech node?
  • BarricadePrimeBarricadePrime Posts: 40
    Sry I somehow quoted the wrong post
  • WorknprogressWorknprogress Posts: 5,978 ★★★★★
    Faseeh said:

    xNig said:

    my rank up decisions for the past month have all been based around making the cavalier eq easier with the nodes i've come to expect. i can't bring my 5r4 angela or 5r4 luke cage into act 6/7 and expect them to perform to the same level that champions with higher power levels can perform to. if you want to change the nodes, fine, but i would like to see more rewards or rank down tickets as i can't get those t1a back.

    That’s on you. No one asked you to rank based on Cav EQ. And please don’t tell me you spent T2A instead of Rank Up gems on those rank ups.

    T1A? They come in truckloads nowadays.
    @xNig did you fell on your head as a kid or did someone hammered your pea sized brain?
    Actually Kabaam is telling you to rank up specific champs if you want to complete the monthly quest. If you did not have the correct champs ranked up you would not be able to complete it. Which from what they are saying is the goal.
    You think EQ is going to be the last place you see those nodes though? There are buffed up, disstrack, KT, biohazard, etc... paths in Act 6 as well.

    Pretty sure they meant the champs that can get the furies from the node not any diss track/buffed up counter
    Those are champs that naturally counter whatever the restriction node is though... That's kind of the point
  • Mr_PlatypusMr_Platypus Posts: 2,403 ★★★★★
    Faseeh said:

    xNig said:

    my rank up decisions for the past month have all been based around making the cavalier eq easier with the nodes i've come to expect. i can't bring my 5r4 angela or 5r4 luke cage into act 6/7 and expect them to perform to the same level that champions with higher power levels can perform to. if you want to change the nodes, fine, but i would like to see more rewards or rank down tickets as i can't get those t1a back.

    That’s on you. No one asked you to rank based on Cav EQ. And please don’t tell me you spent T2A instead of Rank Up gems on those rank ups.

    T1A? They come in truckloads nowadays.
    @xNig did you fell on your head as a kid or did someone hammered your pea sized brain?
    Actually Kabaam is telling you to rank up specific champs if you want to complete the monthly quest. If you did not have the correct champs ranked up you would not be able to complete it. Which from what they are saying is the goal.
    You think EQ is going to be the last place you see those nodes though? There are buffed up, disstrack, KT, biohazard, etc... paths in Act 6 as well.

    Pretty sure they meant the champs that can get the furies from the node not any diss track/buffed up counter
    Majority of those champs are more than viable for act 6/7 though
  • slackerslacker Posts: 549 ★★★
    Faseeh said:

    xNig said:

    my rank up decisions for the past month have all been based around making the cavalier eq easier with the nodes i've come to expect. i can't bring my 5r4 angela or 5r4 luke cage into act 6/7 and expect them to perform to the same level that champions with higher power levels can perform to. if you want to change the nodes, fine, but i would like to see more rewards or rank down tickets as i can't get those t1a back.

    That’s on you. No one asked you to rank based on Cav EQ. And please don’t tell me you spent T2A instead of Rank Up gems on those rank ups.

    T1A? They come in truckloads nowadays.
    @xNig did you fell on your head as a kid or did someone hammered your pea sized brain?
    Actually Kabaam is telling you to rank up specific champs if you want to complete the monthly quest. If you did not have the correct champs ranked up you would not be able to complete it. Which from what they are saying is the goal.
    You think EQ is going to be the last place you see those nodes though? There are buffed up, disstrack, KT, biohazard, etc... paths in Act 6 as well.

    Pretty sure they meant the champs that can get the furies from the node not any diss track/buffed up counter
    To be fair, some champs are really good and worthy to rank up for cav eq or even outside that quest, so that not too specific rank up, you only need 2 or 3 rank up or even 1 is enough to deal with cav eq.
  • RiderofHellRiderofHell Posts: 3,181 ★★★★★
    Seeing as i am struggling to 100% and spent close to 240 units on mini i certainly wont be doing cavalier no more or forseeable future
  • BarricadePrimeBarricadePrime Posts: 40
    @workinprogress
    Forgive me for the inability to quote your post. It seems with age apparently my lack of technical understanding is getting worse. However with age does come perspective. Thank you for taking the time to reply and thank you for quoting my post as it seems to have been deleted as have my other posts on this topic. (My argument must be too close to the truth I believe)
    Let’s take the biohazard node for example as this is very prevalent and I believe is seen as early as act 5 with the poison and bleed nodes. Previously I was able to rank up any champ I wanted to that I thought was best suited to deal with this node. Personally for me it was nebula then later on I ranked up warlock. With the cavalier monthly quest if I wanted to complete it I was forced to rank up a mutant champ to deal with the node and it wasn’t just for a single lane but for each and every path. Now the mutant I ranked up and don’t care for playing will sit on my bench as a constant reminder of wasted materials. An example I will give you on my account is I ranked up a 6 and 5 star version of guilly2099 to do the tech quest...I hate guilly 2099 and have 0 intention of playing her. There are other champs that I ranked up because of the class restrictions on the particular node and I am not asking for any type of rank downs like other people are I just think it’s **** that every few months we will be forced to rank up toons we don’t want to play. Thanks again and I look forward to your reply.
  • Haji_SaabHaji_Saab Posts: 5,308 ★★★★★

    @workinprogress
    Forgive me for the inability to quote your post. It seems with age apparently my lack of technical understanding is getting worse. However with age does come perspective. Thank you for taking the time to reply and thank you for quoting my post as it seems to have been deleted as have my other posts on this topic. (My argument must be too close to the truth I believe)
    Let’s take the biohazard node for example as this is very prevalent and I believe is seen as early as act 5 with the poison and bleed nodes. Previously I was able to rank up any champ I wanted to that I thought was best suited to deal with this node. Personally for me it was nebula then later on I ranked up warlock. With the cavalier monthly quest if I wanted to complete it I was forced to rank up a mutant champ to deal with the node and it wasn’t just for a single lane but for each and every path. Now the mutant I ranked up and don’t care for playing will sit on my bench as a constant reminder of wasted materials. An example I will give you on my account is I ranked up a 6 and 5 star version of guilly2099 to do the tech quest...I hate guilly 2099 and have 0 intention of playing her. There are other champs that I ranked up because of the class restrictions on the particular node and I am not asking for any type of rank downs like other people are I just think it’s **** that every few months we will be forced to rank up toons we don’t want to play. Thanks again and I look forward to your reply.

    What are you on about? Any bleed immune champ can do the biohazard lane in EQ. Mutants were never required. I sometimes used Ghost.
  • BarricadePrimeBarricadePrime Posts: 40

    I know that you can bring in any champion that you want. However, to take advantage of the node it is required to bring in a mutant. If not then the time and effort to 100% this would not be with it. At least to me. Thank you
  • Sarvanga1_Sarvanga1_ Posts: 3,621 ★★★★★
    Faseeh said:

    @FTPAllDay Sorry to say but you got shafted for the skill cav eq

    No he didn't. He has fury.
  • Mr_PlatypusMr_Platypus Posts: 2,403 ★★★★★


    I know that you can bring in any champion that you want. However, to take advantage of the node it is required to bring in a mutant. If not then the time and effort to 100% this would not be with it. At least to me. Thank you

    I mean, literally any mutant works for that though, so if you ranked up a subpar mutant then that’s a you problem when there’s so many excellent choices.
  • Ebony_NawEbony_Naw Posts: 1,527 ★★★★★

    Hey everybody, thank you all for the feedback. Please keep it coming, as it will help us improve Cavalier Difficulty as we move forward.

    One thing I want to point out: With the addition of the new Buffs, we are not doing away with the older ones. Our goal is to create a pool of buffs to pick and choose from for Cavalier Difficulty, but still not as wide as what you might remember from Uncollected difficulty.

    Your Champions you've ranked up are still going to help you in these Quests, but maybe not the same Champions every month.

    I hope this clears that up a little bit.

    OK cool. Is there any chance that these buffs will be on different paths on the same month? I'd much rather see variance within the same month rather than from month to month. Maybe that's just me though, idk.
  • Notsavage19Notsavage19 Posts: 2,817 ★★★★★

    I know that you can bring in any champion that you want. However, to take advantage of the node it is required to bring in a mutant. If not then the time and effort to 100% this would not be with it. At least to me. Thank you

    But it's not required to "take advantage" of the node. If you don't want to rank up a champion, then you don't need that champion to complete the quests.
  • BarricadePrimeBarricadePrime Posts: 40
    @Mr_Platypus
    I was referring to that as my example only. I’m sure there are others out there and when I find some more time today if you’d like I will share each one of mine with you.
  • Notsavage19Notsavage19 Posts: 2,817 ★★★★★

    (My argument must be too close to the truth I believe)

    Let’s take the biohazard node for example as this is very prevalent and I believe is seen as early as act 5 with the poison and bleed nodes. Previously I was able to rank up any champ I wanted to that I thought was best suited to deal with this node. Personally for me it was nebula then later on I ranked up warlock. With the cavalier monthly quest if I wanted to complete it I was forced to rank up a mutant champ to deal with the node and it wasn’t just for a single lane but for each and every path. Now the mutant I ranked up and don’t care for playing will sit on my bench as a constant reminder of wasted materials. An example I will give you on my account is I ranked up a 6 and 5 star version of guilly2099 to do the tech quest...I hate guilly 2099 and have 0 intention of playing her. There are other champs that I ranked up because of the class restrictions on the particular node and I am not asking for any type of rank downs like other people are I just think it’s **** that every few months we will be forced to rank up toons we don’t want to play. Thanks again and I look forward to your reply.

    "My argument must be too close to the truth I believe"
    First of all, LMAOOOO.

    Second, you don't need to rank up specific champions to be able to complete the quests. You didn't need to rank up G2099 for the Tech chapter. You could've brought in any other champion, yet you chose to rank up G2099.

    Every decision has a pro and a con. You have to figure out if the benefits outweigh the costs of a rank up for yourself. Sure, it will take longer to complete without a Tech character, but that's your choice to make. No one is forcing you to rank up anyone. The nodes don't punish the player for bringing in a non-Tech champion.
  • BarricadePrimeBarricadePrime Posts: 40
    Could you imagine the amount of time and effort those quests would of taken without the “correct” champion? I have to believe that’s why most people are not doing it is the effort isn’t worth the reward and forgive me if I’m wrong but kabaam is actually wanting people to complete this quest I thought. I guess bottom line if you don’t have the champion don’t do it that’s where I’m at now.
  • Mr_PlatypusMr_Platypus Posts: 2,403 ★★★★★
    edited January 26

    @
    I was referring to that as my example only. I’m sure there are others out there and when I find some more time today if you’d like I will share each one of mine with you.

    You can if you like, Ill probably just say the same thing though as there’s nothing wrong with building up a strong diverse roster.

    Could you imagine the amount of time and effort those quests would of taken without the “correct” champion? I have to believe that’s why most people are not doing it is the effort isn’t worth the reward and forgive me if I’m wrong but kabaam is actually wanting people to complete this quest I thought. I guess bottom line if you don’t have the champion don’t do it that’s where I’m at now.

    Tbf I do the entire mutant chapter without taking advantage of the node because mags, apoc, AA and OR don’t really take advantage for various reasons.
  • xNigxNig Posts: 5,699 ★★★★★

    xNig said:

    my rank up decisions for the past month have all been based around making the cavalier eq easier with the nodes i've come to expect. i can't bring my 5r4 angela or 5r4 luke cage into act 6/7 and expect them to perform to the same level that champions with higher power levels can perform to. if you want to change the nodes, fine, but i would like to see more rewards or rank down tickets as i can't get those t1a back.

    That’s on you. No one asked you to rank based on Cav EQ. And please don’t tell me you spent T2A instead of Rank Up gems on those rank ups.

    T1A? They come in truckloads nowadays.
    @xNig did you fell on your head as a kid or did someone hammered your pea sized brain?
    Actually Kabaam is telling you to rank up specific champs if you want to complete the monthly quest. If you did not have the correct champs ranked up you would not be able to complete it. Which from what they are saying is the goal.
    You think EQ is going to be the last place you see those nodes though? There are buffed up, disstrack, KT, biohazard, etc... paths in Act 6 as well. Did you maybe stop to think that they're encouraging rankups to deal with things you'll come across in story content as well?

    I can't believe people are seriously complaining about expanding their roster options to cover more diverse situations. Maybe that's something some of you should have been doing already without someone having to hold your hand and point you in the right direction
    Lots of counters for the new nodes even within the class as well. If someone doesn’t even have 1 ranked up, their rosters might be too shallow and they can’t play without their god tiers. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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