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Question: New 5* basics and 2nd chance 5* features February and Beyond?

SuperiorSveeSuperiorSvee Posts: 51
edited January 2018 in General Discussion
How are features going to be entering the basic pool and when will they be returning as we enter February and beyond?

For specific reference, lets talk Blade.

Under the current schedule. Doc Ock, Kingpin, Medusa, Mephisto, Morningstar, and Blade are added to the basic pool in February (February 7th per previous adds).

Blade enters PHC pool on February 13.

Blade returns to 5* feature for second run on 22 February.

From Reddit, Youtube, and these forums... it is quite clear a number of people are saving for Blade's return. My questions are, how will this work going forward and specifically with Blade?

From your original post on 5*'s entering the basic pool 6 a time each month, you stated:

“We will continue to add 6 previous featured 5-Star Champions each month until the backlog of Previously Featured Champions will have caught up. From this point forward, when a 3-Star or 4-Star Previously Featured Champion is added to the Premium Hero Crystal we will also be adding the 5-Star version to the 5-Star Hero Crystal.”

We are at that point in February, so how will this work going forward?
1. When will Blade enter basic? Beginning of February? When he's added to PHC? Number added to basics will slow down starting February and he won't enter till March or April? When his run as a return feature ends?
2. When will Blade return for 15k feature 5* crystal? Will it be on the 22nd as calculated on existing schedule, 2 weeks after their PHC date, and this will continue to be the case going forward? Will he return earlier when he's added to PHC? Or the case back before the delay, a week before PHC (at which point also added to basic pool)?

Many are excited for his return. If it isn't happening on the day everyone is saying (February 22nd), I think we'd all appreciate knowing that sooner rather than later.

Thank you.
Superior Svee


  • Valid point... Will we even get a 2nd chance at the featured crystal? Will the odds increase since he will be both in feature and basic pool?
  • ContestOfNoobsContestOfNoobs Posts: 1,454 ★★★★
    edited January 2018
    Save for Blade
    Feb 22 will be "Armageddon "literally THE most hyped day in Mcoc history

    good thing i went 2/2 , good luck to those on Armageddon

    1. he should be added on first tuesday of feb with the rest of Feb champions but as a basic. no increase chance to get him at all...

    2. featured will be 22nd that is for increased chance in getting blade, because IF u go for blade on basic 10k u have same chance as getting him as his brother Falcon.

    honestly if they do add sentry/void on march basic i think they may lock up adding champs to basic pool.
    all new champions after void should be all featured champs 15k crystals.
  • Shared this on Reddit, felt it was valid here too.

    Loot boxes (crystals) that (1.) Have a higher chance to reward a specific prize and (2.) Can be bought with something other than premium currency (units) directly oppose the loot box system.

    Kabam knows this, and it has been becoming a bigger "issue" (how many saved and went for stark spidey on his second run??). I believe that, sooner or later, they'll eliminate 5 star feature crystals. Probably by running out the rerun crystal (the date your talking about, we're almost there), And inevitably replacing the regular feature 5 star crystal with a 3-5 star unit crystal (like the 2-4 you can buy for 150 units).

    To me, this logic is sound because we've never seen a 4 star feature crystal for anything but units or cash (or am I wrong?) And I highly doubt they want to offer 6 star features...

    I would be royally pissed if this takes place right before blade, and I'm sure kabam has had this debate: On the one hand, cutting rerun crystals just before blade and making him unavailable in anything but basic 5 stars could drive away a large portion of the player base, or cause another boycott... On the other hand, offering a 5 star blade as a unit or cash offer closer to mid February, then announcing the end of rerun crystals could milk the **** out of a ton of people, keep them around (cus "OMG! I cant quit! I just bought blade!") And they wouldn't care about those who quit... This would also possibly mirror the Vision offer from the past, except blade isn't quite as unique (can be obtained in a basic).

    But, Only time will tell.
    Very good point, surely the timeframes could do with being adjusted from here on out, seems odd that you might be able to get the new featured champs from a basic crystal before you can have a go on the featured round 2
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