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FINTECH'S MOJO CHALLENGE CAUSED ME EMOTIONAL DAMAGE

ChovnerChovner Posts: 1,207 ★★★★★
I've been slowly chipping away at the Carina's Vol.3 Challenges and have come here today to reflect on the worst I've felt since Abyss of Legends first (and only) run.

@Lagacy 's challenges were a great appetizer to Vol.3. Not hard, gave you an excuse to use a bench warmer (5* Stark Spidey), and feel the power of a max rank ascended great 5* champ. The challenges themselves were a fun walk down memory lane, and at the end you get a great set of rewards for your time. A+

@Karatemike415 's challenges at first glance looked absolutely horrible. The Avengers that you had to use for the challenge weren't champs people would commonly take to R4/R5 and sig 200 so I felt pretty crappy about using resources on taking up Black Widow and Thor to R4 (already had a 7* R1 Hawkeye, 7* R2 Iron Man, and kept 6* Ant Man at R3). I started out the challenge pretty salty with what needed to be done, and kind of salty at Karate Mike for the "garbage challenge, but as I went through the quest I found myself having a surprising amount of fun using these OG champs at their highest potential. By the end of the Avengers Challenge I did a complete 180 like the crowd at the end of Rocky 4 cheering for Rocky instead of Drago!!! Great job Mike on a perfect balance of difficulty, fun and nostalgia. It does suck that I'll likely never use my BW or Thor again so putting resources into them kind of sucks, but at Valiant those resources do come very quickly so not a total loss. A-

Karate Mike's Zemo challenge I went into intrigued because of the stacking Zemo synergy, and I already had an R5 sig 200 Zemo from last year (and I LOVE Zemo). Going through the whole quest for a second time was annoying, and I wish there was a different quest he could have used, but in the end I had as much fun with this challenge as I did with the Avengers one. A


Now...... good lord.... Yesterday I decided to jump in Fintech's challenge (I'm not tagging him because my feedback isn't very positive, and no need to shove it in his face directly). Holy good lord did I NOT enjoy a single moment of that challenge. I took my 6* Mojo to R4 sig 200 which didn't feel great because I'm not the biggest Mojo fan and the 7* exists but figure R4 would be the min. requirement to make this not a complete massacre. I solo'd Hercules, and Nick Fury on the path pretty easily, Havok took a couple revives to get the rhythm down and AI to cooperate with throwing specials, but noting crazy... Every other fight though was just a rage quit, phone throwing, slobber knocker...



Top of the stealers of happiness are Warlock and MODOK... Watching both of these fights just demolish my revives, health potions, patience, happiness and sanity had me questioning the meaning of life and our existence in this Universe (not really, but it did make me question why I'm wasting my life playing this game FR :neutral: ). By the end of the path, after beating Dragon Man, I felt no joy, I felt no satisfaction, I felt no Eagle Powers, I just felt anger, frustration, confusion and a full bladder (I downed several beers to help me get through the trying times that took hold of me).
I sat there realizing that I hadn't felt this way since the revive vacuum of Abyss of Legends years ago, and remembering thinking after my completion run that I'll NEVER go back in to do a single other path of that quest and to this day I haven't (all the Vol.2 Carrina's Abyss challenges site untouched in my list and will until the end of time). Then it hit me.... I have to go through this quest again with Tigra and Jabari, but all 17 fights with a champ that's arguably OP (in comparison to fatty McSpider legs) who has a very high skill ceiling to play properly. I've come this far, I've drank the beers, I've cried the tears, so I can't NOT do the Tigra Challenge at this point (I really want 7* Stark Spidery and Massacre), but the emotional damage the Mojo challenge gave me will scar my mind permanently.



Fintech... why don't you like joy, happiness, comradery and fun? Nothing about that Mojo challenge was remotely fun. It seemed like he thought of a sadistic way to prove he's the best player in the world, by thinking up these challenges, completing them and then presenting them to the community in a "IF YOU ARE WORTHY OF MY LOVE.... YOU WILL EARN IT BY SUFFERING AND STRYFE!!!! PEASANTS!!!!!"



TLDR: Fintech's challenge really sucked lol, F-

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    Qwerty12345Qwerty12345 Posts: 812 ★★★★
    OP summarized exactly how I felt. Lagacy's.. not to hard, nostalgia.

    Karate Mike's ... went in thinking would be miserable, but other than a couple fights, was rather enjoyable in the end.

    Fintech... Went into the mojo challenge with about 130 revives in overflow. I still had a few at the end, but... realizing that I'd have to do twice as many fights for the Tigra challenge combined with revive farming being nerfed... really kind of not care / going to sit undone next to the starlord labyrinth challenge for some time.

    To kabam: the rewards for these individual challenges were basically the same. Other than the 2 star zemo being useful for the zemo synergy... they were effectively irrelevant, but having the 6 star selectors was a nice touch to make things "possible". That said, having to use a fair chunk of materials to rank up several champs felt like BS. Including a rank 3-4 gem for each challenge, even if it only applied to champs used for the challenges (similar to the champ selectors) would have been a nice touch, and I don't think would have broken the economy of the game.
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    willrun4adonutwillrun4adonut Posts: 3,657 ★★★★★
    edited May 3
    I found karate Mike's to be harder imo. But it's probably because I hate mix master, let alone a massive Korg on mix master. But I enjoyed all of them.
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    Rayven5220Rayven5220 Posts: 2,056 ★★★★★

    I found karate Mike's to be harder imo. But it's probably because I hate mix master, let alone a massive Korg on mix master. But I enjoyed all of them.

    I did the Zemo challenge not long ago and loved it. Preparing for the avengers one next.
    After that, I'll farm more revives/get revive deals and whoop Finny's challenges.

    I quite enjoy a good challenge, so everybody screaming about them is hilarious to me.

    To be fair though, I've never messed about in abyss at all, but absolutely loved necropolis.
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    NightheartNightheart Posts: 1,490 ★★★★
    edited May 3
    I have no words you seem like you went through hell and back 😳
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    PandingoPandingo Posts: 918 ★★★
    "not really, but it did make me question why I'm wasting my life playing this game FR"
    A direct quote from all of our minds haha
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    ChovnerChovner Posts: 1,207 ★★★★★
    I wonder what percentage of players have completed both Fintech challenges to date? I haven't seen many 7* Massacre and Stark Spideys in BG's since release
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    PrentexPrentex Posts: 331 ★★
    Mikes and Fintechs challenges will be next on my list, they are the only content i haven’t done. Thanks for the warning, not looking forward to the fintech one

    As for abyss, i recently did the 3 carina abyss challenges and then path 4 to 100% abyss. It is still difficult but way better than my first two runs a couple of years back considering how much better our champs have become. Especially the mutant one i took path 5 with 7* R2 stryfe as the main champ with help of apoc, cable, white mags and red mags. Pretty doable at this point.
    The Carina challengers was path 3, was a bit harder but Void, Falcon, G2099, Diablo and Shang-Chi did pretty good.
    Path 4 was pretty tough even with my top champs max Aegon, Doom, Void, Thor (for Killmonger worked great) and Shang-Chi.

    Sorr for the long text, maybe someone can use it for finishing up missing abyss paths combined with carina challenges

    Cheers
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    Monk1Monk1 Posts: 748 ★★★★
    I also did Mojo challenge the other day and can share the pain.. did not make me want to do Tigra one (which is last one)

    I had 6* r4 and 7* r2 and here are few thoughts…

    Herc.. easy solo
    Havoc.. not hard, few revives if armour falls off and plasma hits
    Warlock.. ok (no willpower on) although even with crustal active lvl2 never seemed do damage, so stuck to lvl 1.
    Fury.. surprisingly fun fight that could be solo if did not get clipped in final phase
    Modok - complete joke and mess of fight, not sure how this fight is meant to be done!!! Add in the lag on evade and single combo deaths is BS
    Blade - again not great, very very long fight with him at constant specials. I opt’d to just burn a few 20% revives doing max damage and landing special when he has lots of charges
    Terrax… ok fight, need to heal champs but can do decent damage
    DM… again found this ****, with passive AI it felt like he got to lvl3 for instant death far too quick.

    Overall happy to not see it again.. need few weeks to forget the experience before doing final one to get my 7* Sparky 😂
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    Kkostis9Kkostis9 Posts: 28
    I just did those challenges a few days ago and i have no idea why are people scared of? At the beginning i saw a lot of comments its very hard content its gonna cost a lot of units and i was scared too i didnt want to do them but I thought im going to try and I did. I do not say its easy but its not hard and im not the best player in the game. Zemo challenge was easiest for me except Lagacy i went fully boosted with r5, ascended, i used around 20 revives or less never used Zemo before so pretty solid, the second easiest was Mojo challenge, just Warlock and Modok those two were hardest, i went with 7* r1 and 6* r3 fully boosted and i used around 20 revives i would say its solid and after that im never gonna use Mojo again i think, third one was Avengers, this one was harder than those two i did a lot of mistakes and it cost me about 25-30 revives and the last one, i went with r5, ascended Tigra and Jabari r4 i have never used Tigra before, i ranked her before the challenge, i went fully boosted and it cost me around 40 revives, i saw Lagacy video he did with 31 revives and i would say it went pretty good

    after all i would say its not easy but its doable just farm some revives and watch some videos in YouTube, i mean every fight that you need to fight and you are ready to go :)
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    ChovnerChovner Posts: 1,207 ★★★★★
    edited May 3
    Oh it's all doable, my main point is that I had fun doing Lagacy's and KarateMike's challenges even with the challenging content from Mike's, but I had 0 fun with the Mojo quest. Fully boosted Mojo with full mystic dispersion didn't REALLY shine in any of the fights, so there was no point where I thought "This is hard but Mojo's cooking!!!!". Avengers challenge I had those AHA!!! moments on a lot of the fights like Black Widow against Mixmaster Korg, Thor against Terrax and Vision, Ant-Man against Doom and Sassy, etc. Zemo challenge was a lot of "Man... a team of Zemo's really covers all types of fight, even bleed immune ones" even though the fights were hard.
    I might feel different during the Tigra challenge, since she's a great champ to use and her damage ceiling and kit lends to more damage overall...
    STAY TUNED FOR PART 2 OF MY FINTECH CHALLENGE REVIEW...in like 5 months lol
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    ubiquitousWindubiquitousWind Posts: 121
    So far I’ve only done Lagacys and Fintechs Mojo challenge. I have a duped R2 7*.

    It was surprisingly decent. I was a bit frustrated at times fighting MODOK. Ok, I almost threw my phone a few times. However, that’s because of my competitive nature. In the end, I used about 30 revives for 8 fights all of which I had in overflow. I gladly accept that price for the The Main Character title and being a step closer to getting Starky and Masacre (or duped Starky).

    I will do the Avengers and Zemo quests next when I get some time and rebuild an overflow stash.
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    Monk1Monk1 Posts: 748 ★★★★
    Chovner said:

    Oh it's all doable, my main point is that I had fun doing Lagacy's and KarateMike's challenges even with the challenging content from Mike's, but I had 0 fun with the Mojo quest. Fully boosted Mojo with full mystic dispersion didn't REALLY shine in any of the fights, so there was no point where I thought "This is hard but Mojo's cooking!!!!". Avengers challenge I had those AHA!!! moments on a lot of the fights like Black Widow against Mixmaster Korg, Thor against Terrax and Vision, Ant-Man against Doom and Sassy, etc. Zemo challenge was a lot of "Man... a team of Zemo's really covers all types of fight, even bleed immune ones" even though the fights were hard.
    I might feel different during the Tigra challenge, since she's a great champ to use and her damage ceiling and kit lends to more damage overall...
    STAY TUNED FOR PART 2 OF MY FINTECH CHALLENGE REVIEW...in like 5 months lol

    Hit it perfect there.. I was surprised as loved the Avengers challenge.. solo on Korg with OG BW was amazing to push potential of legacy champs.

    And Zemo sounded hard, but again was fun to stack up the bleeds and watch him tick off damage.

    Mojo.. 😂 just never got going outside of the Herc fight! Yes I did it with revives that just acquired from daily quest and have nothing else to use them on.. but was it fun. No!
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    Qwerty12345Qwerty12345 Posts: 812 ★★★★
    Thanks to some misunderstanding of when Spring of Sorrow was going to start, I saved up about 40 revives that were going to expire, and basically had 3 choices.

    Suck it up, and do the Tigra challenge.

    Suck it up, and do the Starlord challenge.

    Sell the revives for a pittance of gold.

    After swearing it off for years... I am most of the way through the starlord tax. I can't call it a challenge exactly... there is some skill in baiting specials due to limited time, or backing out of a combo when the labyrinth evade happens... but its more a revive tax from hitting the time limit... but still have the overseer left, and that will actually be a bit of both.

    Still... choosing Starlord challenge over Tigra challenge, when I have a r5 sig 200 Tigra (not ascended)... hopefully says something. Maybe if it were only "one side or the other"... I would have picked Tigra challenge instead.
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    willrun4adonutwillrun4adonut Posts: 3,657 ★★★★★

    Thanks to some misunderstanding of when Spring of Sorrow was going to start, I saved up about 40 revives that were going to expire, and basically had 3 choices.

    Suck it up, and do the Tigra challenge.

    Suck it up, and do the Starlord challenge.

    Sell the revives for a pittance of gold.

    After swearing it off for years... I am most of the way through the starlord tax. I can't call it a challenge exactly... there is some skill in baiting specials due to limited time, or backing out of a combo when the labyrinth evade happens... but its more a revive tax from hitting the time limit... but still have the overseer left, and that will actually be a bit of both.

    Still... choosing Starlord challenge over Tigra challenge, when I have a r5 sig 200 Tigra (not ascended)... hopefully says something. Maybe if it were only "one side or the other"... I would have picked Tigra challenge instead.

    I'm saving up for the starlord challenge too. Can you let us know how many revives since we can now use ascended + relics? It's my last thing left
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    IamnikeIamnike Posts: 256 ★★
    I agree Michael got wayy too much hate for his challenge the community owes him an apology. Fintech on the other hand deserves every bit of criticism he (outside of death threats duh).
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    TerminatrixTerminatrix Posts: 1,979 ★★★★★
    Awesome on getting them done!

    I took one look at these challenges and said NOPE lol. They weren't worth the cost to me.
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    ChovnerChovner Posts: 1,207 ★★★★★

    Well you atleast completed it so be proud. There are some losers out there who ascended their mojo, entered the challenge, burnt 35 revives only to quit at modok. (It's me)

    This post made me cry tears of sorrow, sympathy and LOL.... you've hit the trifecta

    That MODOK fight... was..... HOT GARBAGE!!! Everyone worried about the Warlock fight but MODOK the real MVP
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    PT_99PT_99 Posts: 3,333 ★★★★★
    So how many extra units should I be farming for Mojo challenge? Considering I will have 20 L1 L2 revives from Apothebruh and 22h events each.

    I never played mojo.
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