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NEW UPDATE today, major changes in MPDC... Im not a fan.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A. Wolf, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    For EM you need to know when to quit for some nights especially for the newer players who don't have gems like some of us do. They also need to know from us seasoned players which birds are worth going after. There is not point for tickets strapped new players to hatch in events with "Collector birds". this week Lady B and Dedsw1n is the prime example. Chuck you need few to make the team powerful, same goes with Matilda. Terence and Red not so much. Bomb has its use for certain event levels layout.
     
  2. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    I have definitely been getting worse odds since that last update.
     
  3. Tigerangels42038

    Tigerangels42038 Super Cool Bird

    I agree Chuck and Matilda are the 2 most valueable core birds, Bomb is good for getting newbies further in the event than they might have gotten but also for MPDC, even though its changed the top tiers can still prove tricky until they have a decent team. I dont think Red should be lumped in with Terence at the bottom, Terence should have his own little area in the core list titled "Newbies use until you have any other 5*s". Red id place beside Bomb.. decent enough bird, useful in certain situations depending on the evo. All but 1 of my nephews have Claude as leader (dont ask me how they all got him i dont have a clue!) so they have Red with Weak Spot evo in their teams to give them extra health to bail them out of tough battles. So he is useful.
     
  4. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    lol, I have never found a use for any Red birds other than Claude yet (& dungeon).
    BUT, for a new player who just needs a 5* to shoot first i suppose they could have temporary value...
     
  5. Tigerangels42038

    Tigerangels42038 Super Cool Bird

    I usually always have Claude somewhere on my team, even if he isnt leader he comes in handy getting out of jams with the big pigs. Although.. i suppose that doesnt really matter now MPDC is quick play for me and can only use him on some events. Oh well.. he is back as my team leader anyway, i got bored of Fringy and the rainbow team lol
     
  6. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    Yeah Rainbow teams sound cool til you really use them...
     
  7. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    I came across Claude way back when last summer, didn't like him back then and fused him to something I forgot. I haven't come across Claude since. No need to for him now as I use 4 Chucks + 1 Matilda (Magnetize) in my arena / regular team. I can always swap out a Chuck or 2 for Dr P (mindcontrol), Bomb (thunderdome), other specialists for certain event situation. If a Claude falls out of the eggs again, he will be kept and developed for the collection.

    Rainbow teams are too slow for my taste. Someday I will go for my 5th Chuck so I can have a team of Chucks.

    The 1 bird I really want is Grandfather Frost. Hopefully that event is really coming soon. Never got him last time and didn't care about blue back then. Collector item anyway.
     
  8. Starman.thc

    Starman.thc Super Cool Bird

    I currently have 5 Claudes, but only 3 are leveled up significantly, and have always used him as leader (except for a few events ago where I was strapped for points). I only have one chuck, and don't feel I need another (but would not be at all disappointed to get more). I have 2 prestige Matildas, but rarely use more than one at a time. I like using Fringy and Eddie to fill out my normal team, but will occasionally use other birds as events or other circumstances may dictate. Grandfather Frost is a great bird to use as his SS can delay enemy birds' SS, and was the only reason I was able to beat the final level of a recent event with a 59K strong team...
     
  9. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    Yeah, you really only NEED 1 Chuck. There are better ways to fill out a team than loading up on several (but a second was very useful in the old MPDC). AND, a second Chuck can be good in some events.
    Claude as leader & 1st shot, then Chuck 2nd, then Matilda & or wide QB as 3rd & 4th shots. Rare to need a 5th shot but my first pick would be another Wide QB...
     
  10. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    My PvP matches are done usually by the 4th shot the latest, 2nd + 3rd shots are common. Middle Chuck, SS Chuck, Matilda (pick up healing), SS Chuck again.....

    If Claude appears in my hatch, I may have to alter my tactics.
     
  11. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    Yeah, im not saying multiple Chucks are a BAD idea at all but IMO there are slightly better teams. For me, the fastest way to win is best (my average is probably about 2.6 shots to win).
    Its hard to fully grasp & see the benefits of Claude as leader in arena til you actually use him. Although, the tried & true caveat will always exist as long as the clan heath drop stays a thing... Almost any 5* team should be able to win in Arena pretty easily, its just a matter of how long it takes.
     
  12. Starman.thc

    Starman.thc Super Cool Bird

    I too probably average somewhere between 2 & 3 shot average in PvP. When I have to use the 4th guy I tend to take notice of what I am dealing with (VERY strong opponent, Claude on opposing team, or some other issue...like too many non "!" pigs). Occasionally if I misfire, or the other team is far superior in health I will be somewhat surprised when the red screen comes up and I have lost before I knew I was in trouble!!
     
  13. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    Yeah, the one configuration that tends to take longer sometimes is the 3 pigs.
     
  14. wahappen

    wahappen Hatchling

    I’ve got Claude, Matilda, Chuck, Chuck, Annie. Sometimes I swap Annie out for QB. When I get another Matilda, she will replace Annie.

    I play well with Claude being my starter on the left side. Once you figure out the typical start patterns, you can usually kill 2 pigs on initial shot and/or move all pigs to the opposing side.

    Most times Chuck can finish next shot. At least Matilda will on the following shot. 3 pig configuration can go one more move from 2nd Chuck. Rarely will it go beyond that.

    Edited: Left side not right side starter
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
  15. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Motherflocker

    If you have a Wide QB, i would just put him on the far right side. He is a beast if used correctly & arguably better than Matilda.
     
  16. Nyk

    Nyk Super Cool Bird

    It's a shame Rovio won't create birds that are strong AND useable (i.e. 1 or 2 SS and lots of damage). It's a better business model to constantly innovate and improve on previous designs. People always want to upgrade. Its stupid that the new birds keep sucking because they provide no incentive to people to try harder for the newest birds.
     
  17. wahappen

    wahappen Hatchling

    It’s true. Once you have the Matilda’s and Chucks with a Claude leader, what’s the point of new birds? Other than collecting.

    With those you almost don’t need the boosts in events.
     
  18. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    Current events can get tricky when "obstacle courses" and "force fields" come into play. You may need to adjust the flock to effectively damage the pigs before they attack.

    Another possible use for other birds is IF they bring back arena rules.
     
  19. Gatorops

    Gatorops Super Cool Bird

    That is the flaw of the game. You only need 5 good birds and a little time and there is no challenge
     
  20. wahappen

    wahappen Hatchling

    Agreed. Outside of the top birds we all use, I don’t think there’s been a good new release since Miffy.

    Though since the new MPDC, I have no reason to use her. She used to be a staple in my lineup. She’s deadly.
     

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