Year 1 Community Poll Results

In early November I sent out into the community ether a blog post with 20 questions pertaining to year 1 of the game, and gave readers the chance to vote on their favourite things. After just over a month of the polls being open, the results are in.

For those of you who didn’t see the original post, the questions (like most things on this blog), were focused more on fun and theme over power and tactical ability.

So lets take a look at what the community (at least, the portion of the community that voted) liked the most from the first year of the game.

Q1. Which Character Model is Your Favourite Sculpt?

I thought the top 3 would have been Miles, Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange, so I was surprised to see Kingpin and Thanos above the good doctor. Maybe people just love the cocky attitude on them both. I’m pleased to see Corvus Glaive up near the top too, I love that sculpt.

Vote CountVote %
Spider-Man (Miles Morales)2611.66
Ghost Rider (Johnathon Blaze)219.42
Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)198.52
Thanos, The Mad Titan (Thanos)198.52
Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)188.07
Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)156.73
Daredevil (Matt Murdock)146.28
Star-Lord (Peter Quill)135.83
Corvus Glaive (Corvus Glaive)114.93
Thor, Prince of Asgard (Thor Odinson)94.04
Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacy)83.59
Venom (Eddie Brock)83.59
M.O.D.O.K (George Tarleton)73.14
Hulk (Bruce Banner)52.24
Taskmaster (Anthony Masters)41.79
Ant-Man (Scott Lang)31.35
Loki, God of Mischief (Loki Laufeyson)31.35
Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter)20.90
Groot (Groot)20.90
Hela, Queen of Hel (Hela)20.90
Proxima Midnight (Proxima Midnight)20.90
Ultron (Ultron)20.90
Valkyrie (Brunhilde)20.90
Vision (Vision)20.90
Black Panther (T’Challa)10.45
Black Widow, Agent of Shield (Natasha Romanoff)10.45
Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)10.45
Gamora (Gamora)10.45
Nebula (Nebula)10.45
Rocket Raccoon (Rocket Raccoon)10.45
Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo)00.00
Black Dwarf (Black Dwarf)00.00
Black Widow (Natasha Romanva)00.00
Captain America (Steve Rogers)00.00
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)00.00
Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)00.00
Drax the Destroyer (Drax)00.00
Ebony Maw (Ebony Maw)00.00
Hawkeye (Clinton Barton)00.00
Iron Man (Tony Stark)00.00
Killmonger (N’Jadaka)00.00
Okoye (Okoye)00.00
Punisher (Frank Castle)00.00
Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)00.00
Ronan the Accuser (Ronan the Accuser)00.00
Shuri (Shuri)00.00
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)00.00
Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)00.00
Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)00.00
Wong (Wong)00.00

Q2. Which is Your Favourite Leadership Ability?

Just to reiterate, this was favourite to play, not what people thought was the most powerful. Personally, I think it is great to see Avengers at the top of this list. That a core set affiliation ability is rubbing shoulders with other powerful abilities such as Defenders and Criminal Syndicate is , I think, testament to the games design. Surprisingly there was not much love for Wakanda, Black Order and Spider-Foes.

Vote CountVote %
Avengers (A Day Unlike Any Other)4622.01
Defenders (Mystic Empowerment)4320.57
Criminal Syndicate (Illicit Network)3416.27
Asgard (Prince of Asgard)2712.92
Web Warriors (Great Responsibility)2110.05
Guardians of the Galaxy (Winging It)146.70
Cabal (Master of Evil)125.74
Spider-Foes (Oscorp Weaponry)52.39
Black Order (Death’s Agenda)41.91
Wakanda (King of Wakanda)31.44

Q3. Which is Your Favourite Affiliation to Play?

For me, this was one of the main questions. Ultimately, whether we are diving deep into tactics or just rolling dice with friends, I believe we all play games because we enjoy them and we want to have fun, so I was interested to see what people were having the most fun playing. I must confess, I was very surprised at how high Web Warriors scored. I don’t have a great deal of experience playing with this team, maybe I need to get them on the table a bit more. I do love the Defenders team though, so was glad to see it scoring so high – Ghost Rider alone is fun as heck! Again, Spider-foes down near the bottom, perhaps this is just because we are waiting on characters like Carnage and Mysterio to fill out the ranks.

Vote CountVote %
Web Warriors3315.94
Guardians of the Galaxy2311.11
Criminal Syndicate188.70
Black Order157.25

Q4. Which of the Affiliation Leaders is Your Favourite?

I’m really not surprised to see Doctor Strange at the top of this list, everything on his card is fun to do; he really ran away with it, getting just over 27% of the total vote. I thought Thor would be up there too, but was surprised with how high Kingpin climbed. I haven’t picked up any of the Criminal Syndicate team yet due to my wife getting laid off from her job, but maybe I need to give them a try when she is back up and running. Not much love for Red Skull though…

Vote CountVote %
Doctor Strange (Defenders)5527.23
Thor, Prince of Asgard (Asgard)2813.86
Kingpin (Criminal Syndicate)2210.89
Green Goblin (Spider-Foes)188.91
Black Panther (Wakanda)178.42
Captain America (Avengers)167.92
Thanos, The Mad Titan (Black Order)167.92
Spider-Man (Web Warriors)157.43
Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)104.95
Red Skull (Cabal)52.48

Q5. Which is Your Favourite 2 Point Character?

I honestly didn’t have any idea who would win this, although I suspected that Nebula would be at the bottom considering some of her abilities seem very divisive in the community. It doesn’t surprise me to see Rocket at the top, but I was quite surprised to see Okoye just beating out Black Widow. Man, I need to play Okoye more as right now I can’t even remember what she does!

Vote CountVote %
Rocket Raccoon (Rocket Raccoon)5628.57
Okoye (Okoye)4522.96
Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)4120.92
Wong (Wong)3015.31
Nebula (Nebula)2412.24

Q6. Which is Your Favourite 3 Point Character?

I felt confident that Valkyrie and Hawkeye would be at the top for this one, they’re both so darn good. After that I thought it would be anyone’s game. The only big surprise for me here is to see Shuri so low down! Then again, it is fun over power, so maybe she is in the right spot after all.

Vote CountVote %
Valkyrie (Brunhilde)3719.37
Hawkeye (Clinton Barton)2814.66
Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacy)199.95
Taskmaster (Anthony Masters)168.38
Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo)147.33
Punisher (Frank Castle)147.33
Star-Lord (Peter Quill)136.81
Spider-Man (Miles Morales)126.28
Shuri (Shuri)94.71
Ant-Man (Scott Lang)84.19
Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)52.62
Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)31.57
Iron Man (Tony Stark)31.57
Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)31.57
Groot (Groot)21.05
Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)21.05
Black Widow, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (Natasha Romanoff)10.52
Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter)10.52
Drax the Destroyer (Drax)10.52

Q7. Which is Your Favourite 4 Point Character?

I really didn’t expect to see the king of energy defences so high up on this list, but apparently everyone has got it bad for Venom! Also, I’m surprised to see little love for Ronan, that guy is meeeeeeaaaaaaan.

Vote CountVote %
Venom (Eddie Brock)4624.6
Black Panther (T’Challa)2312.3
Loki, God of Mischief (Loki Laufeyson)168.56
Vision (Vision)158.02
Corvus Glaive (Corvus Glaive)126.42
Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)126.42
Daredevil (Matt Murdock)115.88
Captain America (Steve Rogers)94.81
Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)94.81
Hela, Queen of Hel (Hela)73.74
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)63.21
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)63.21
Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)52.67
Killmonger (N’Jdaka)42.14
Gamora (Gamora)31.60
Black Dwarf (Black Dwarf)10.53
Ronan the Accuser (Ronan the Accuser)10.53
Ultron (Ultron)10.53

Q8. Which is Your Favourite 5 Point Character?

I absolutely cannot fault the 61 people who voted for the Sorcerer Supreme here, although for me Ghost Rider comes in a close second. Poor Ebony Maw though, he is just left drowning in a pool of his own tears.

Vote CountVote %
Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)6132.28
Thor, Prince of Asgard (Thor Odinson)5227.51
M.O.D.O.K (George Tarleton)4021.16
Ghost Rider (Johnathon Blaze)3015.87
Ebony Maw (Ebony Maw)63.17

Q9. Which is Your Favourite 6 Point Character?

It’s 1v1, Hulk vs Thanos. And Thanos wins by a HUGE margin.

Vote CountVote %
Thanos, The Mad Titan (Thanos)11360.43
Hulk (Bruce Banner)7439.57

Q10. Which Character is Your Favourite Overall?

For me this is a tough question to answer. I would probably flit between Ghost Rider and Doctor Strange at the moment. There’s a lot of love for Daredevil though, as well as older characters like M.O.D.O.K and Venom; and it’s good to see some love for Peter Parker too. No love for poor Proxima Midnight though. Don’t be blue Proxima, I still love you.

Vote CountVote %
Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)2010.75
Thor, Prince of Asgard (Thor Odinson)168.60
Thanos, The Mad Titan (Thanos)158.06
Venom (Eddie Brock)136.99
M.O.D.O.K (George Tarleton)126.45
Daredevil (Matt Murdock)105.38
Captain America (Steve Rogers)94.84
Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacy)84.30
Ghost Rider (Johnathon Blaze)63.23
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)63.23
Black Panther (T’Challa)52.69
Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)52.69
Hulk (Bruce Banner)52.69
Loki, God of Mischief (Loki Laufeyson)52.69
Spider-Man (Miles Morales)52.69
Taskmaster (Anthony Masters)52.69
Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)42.15
Star-Lord (Peter Quill)42.15
Valkyrie (Brunhilde)42.15
Ant-Man (Scott Lang)31.61
Iron Man (Tony Stark)31.61
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)21.08
Corvus Glaive (Corvus Glaive)21.08
Crossbones (Brock Rumlow)21.08
Hawkeye (Clinton Barton)21.08
Punisher (Frank Castle)21.08
Rocket Raccoon (Rocket Raccoon)21.08
Shuri (Shuri)21.08
Vision (Vision)21.08
Black Dwarf (Black Dwarf)10.54
Black Widow (Natasha Romanva)10.54
Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter)10.54
Ebony Maw (Ebony Maw)10.54
Hela, Queen of Hel (Hela)10.54
Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)10.54
Ronan the Accuser (Ronan the Accuser)10.54
Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo)00.00
Black Widow, Agent of Shield (Natasha Romanoff)00.00
Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)00.00
Drax the Destroyer (Drax)00.00
Gamora (Gamora)00.00
Groot (Groot)00.00
Killmonger (N’Jadaka)00.00
Nebula (Nebula)00.00
Okoye (Okoye)00.00
Proxima Midnight (Proxima Midnight)00.00
Ultron (Ultron)00.00
Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)00.00
Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)00.00
Wong (Wong)00.00

Q11. Which is Your Overall Favourite Team Tactics Card Art?

This was a good opportunity to give the artists a little bit of love. We don’t often look at the backs of the team tactics cards, but it is will worth doing. Fortunately the people I play with take looooooong turns, so I have ample opportunity to cast my eyes over some tasty art.

It was close between Deal With the Devil, All You’ve Got, Medpack and Wakanda Forever, but Deal With the Devil just managed to eek out the win, and rightly so I think.

Vote CountVote %
Deal With The Devil95.52
All You’ve Got84.91
Wakanda Forever84.91
All Webbed Up74.29
Blind Obsession63.68
Extreme Conditioning53.07
Marked for Death53.07
Pentagram of Farallah53.07
The Age of Ultron53.07
Crew of the Milano42.45
Deadly Duo42.45
Field Dressing42.45
Brace for Impact31.84
Cosmic Invigoration31.84
Follow Me31.84
Heave Ho31.84
Hired Muscle31.84
Lethal Protector31.84
Patch Up31.84
Sibling Rivalry31.84
Till the End of the Line31.84
Usurp the Throne31.84
A.I.M Lackeys21.23
Advanced R&D21.23
All According to Plan21.23
Avengers Assemble21.23
Blood Red and Personal21.23
Doomed Prophecy21.23
Face Me21.23
Highway to Hell21.23
Inspiring Monologue21.23
Odin’s Blessing21.23
Pym Particles21.23
Ricochet Blast21.23
Rocket Boots?!21.23
Vapors of Valtorr21.23
Well-Laid Plans21.23
Acute Senses10.61
Anger Management10.61
Battle Lust10.61
Blood to Spare10.61
Climbing Gear10.61
Daughters of Thanos10.61
Drop Off10.61
Gamma Launch10.61
Heavy Ordnance10.61
No Matter the Cost10.61
One-Two Punch10.61
Price of Failure10.61
Second Wind10.61
Seven Suns of Cinnibus10.61
Uneasy Allies10.61
Web Barrier10.61
Dark Reign00.00
Escort to Safety00.00
Heavy Firepower00.00
Mission Objective00.00
No Escape00.00
Power of the Cosmos00.00
Psychic Fortress00.00
Psychic Shielding Device (P.S.D)00.00
Recalibration Matrix00.00
Seeing Red00.00
Shadow Organisation00.00
Tactical Analysis00.00
Trip Up00.00
Unearthly Rage00.00
Vibranium Shielding00.00
We Are Groot00.00

Q12. Which is Your Favourite Affiliated Team Tactics Card?

Considering how little love Wakanda got in the affiliation questions, it is a little surprising to see Wakanda Forever topping this list. But then again, when you slap that bad boy down on the table you do feel rather good about it. I think I voted for Odin’s blessing, the ultimate smug card, although I am also partial to a little Pentagram of Farallah every now and then.

Vote CountVote %
Wakanda Forever (Wakanda)3018.18
All Webbed Up (Web Warriors)2414.55
Odin’s Blessing (Asgard)2313.94
Pentagram of Farallah (Defenders)169.70
Avengers Assemble (Avengers)137.88
All According to Plan (Criminal Syndicate)127.27
Mothership (Black Order)95.45
Crew of the Milano (Guardians of the Galaxy)84.85
Cosmic Invigoration (Cabal)63.64
Dark Reign (Cabal)63.64
Shadow Organisation (Criminal Syndicate)63.64
Blood to Spare (Black Order)42.42
Second Wind (Avengers)31.82
Web Barrier (Web Warriors)31.82
Price of Failure (Black Order)21.21
Cruelty (Criminal Syndicate)00.00
Vibranium Shielding (Wakanda)00.00

Q13. Which is Your Favourite Character(s)-Specific Team Tactics Card?

I’m not overly surprised to see Deadly Duo top this list, it feels AMAZING to pull off 5 back to back attacks with Rocket (not so amazing when they all whiff though). Execute is also a personal favourite.

Vote CountVote %
Deadly Duo (Rocket Raccoon & Groot)159.26
Usurp the Throne (Killmonger)159.26
Sibling Rivalry (Thor, Prince of Asgard & Loki, God of Mischief)148.64
Deal With The Devil (Ghost Rider)138.02
Lethal Protector (Venom)127.41
Gamma Launch (Hulk)116.79
Execute (Corvus Glaive & Proxima Midnight)95.56
Pentagram of Farallah (Doctor Strange & Wong)95.56
A.I.M Lackeys (M.O.D.O.K)84.94
Cosmic Invigoration (Red Skull)74.32
Seven Suns of Cinnibus (Doctor Strange)74.32
Till the End of the Line (Captain America & Winter Soldier)74.32
Professionals (Black Widow & Hawkeye)63.70
Well-Laid Plans (Doctor Octopus & Green Goblin)63.70
Shhh… (Ebony Maw)53.09
Blood Red and Personal (Punisher)31.85
Uneasy Allies (Spider-Man & Venom)31.85
The Age of Ultron (Ultron)31.85
Highway to Hell (Ghost Rider)21.23
Ricochet Blast (Captain America & Iron Man)21.23
Daughters of Thanos (Gamora & Nebula)10.62
Thunderwave (Captain America & Thor, Prince of Asgard)10.62
Vapors of Valtorr (Doctor Strang)10.62
We are Groot (Groot)10.62
Pym Particles (Ant-Man & Wasp)10.62
Anger Management (Hulk)00.00
Power of the Cosmos (Thanos the Mad Titan)00.00
Psychic Fortress (M.O.D.O.K)00.00
Vibranium Shielding (Black Panther & Shuri)00.00

Q14. Which is Your Favourite Unaffiliated and Non-Character-Specific Team Tactics Card?

I think it is very telling that the top 3 cards on this list are all on the restricted list for organised play. I guess it goes to show how powerful cards that heal/prevent damage altogether are. And to all of you nay-sayers I say “look how high Battle Lust ranked!”

Vote CountVote %
Field Dressing1811.46
Brace for Impact159.55
Advanced R&D138.28
All You’ve Got127.64
Extreme Conditioning117.01
Doomed Prophecy95.73
Drop Off63.82
Battle Lust53.18
Blind Obsession42.55
No Matter the Cost42.55
Face Me31.91
Marked for Death31.91
Mission Objective31.91
On-Two Punch31.91
Patch Up31.91
Follow Me21.27
Seeing Red21.27
Climbing Gear10.64
Escort to Safety10.64
Heavy Firepower10.64
Inspiring Monologue10.64
Recalibration Matrix10.64
Rocket Boots?10.64
Trip Up10.64
Acute Senses00.00
Heave Ho00.00
Heavy Ordnance00.00
Hired Muscle00.00
No Escape00.00
Psychic Shielding Device (P.S.D)00.00
Tactical Analysis00.00
Unearthly Rage00.00

Q15. What is Your Overall Favourite Team Tactics Card?

Again, out of all the team tactics cards available, 2 of the top 3 are are on the restricted list. For me I think it would be a toss-up between Battle Lust and Odin’s Blessing. Also, thanks to the 1 person who voted for Inspiring Monologue!

Vote CountVote %
All You’ve Got105.38
Field Dressing105.38
All Webbed Up94.84
Extreme Conditioning94.84
Deadly Duo84.30
Deal With The Devil84.30
Wakanda Forever84.30
Usurp the Throne73.76
A.I.M Lackeys63.23
Pentagram of Farallah63.23
Advanced R&D52.69
Blind Obsession52.69
Seven Suns of Cinnibus52.69
Well-Laid Plans52.69
Avengers Assemble42.15
Drop Off42.15
Gamma Launch42.15
Lethal Protector42.15
Cosmic Invigoration31.61
Dark Reign31.61
Doomed Prophecy31.61
Odin’s Blessing31.61
Sibling Rivalry31.61
Battle Lust21.08
Blood to Spare21.08
Hired Muscle21.08
Marked for Death21.08
Mission Objective21.08
One-Two Punch21.08
Patch Up21.08
Brace for Impact10.54
Crew of the Milano10.54
Daughters of Thanos10.54
Face Me10.54
Highway to Hell10.54
Inspiring Monologue10.54
Price of Failure10.54
Ricochet Blast10.54
Seeing Red10.54
The Age of Ultron10.54
Trip Up10.54
We Are Groot10.54
Web Barrier10.54
Acute Senses00.00
All According to Plan00.00
Anger Management00.00
Blood Red and Personal00.00
Climbing Gear00.00
Escort to Safety00.00
Follow Me00.00
Heave Ho00.00
Heavy Firepower00.00
Heavy Ordnance00.00
No Escape00.00
No Matter the Cost00.00
Power of the Cosmos00.00
Psychic Fortress00.00
Psychic Shielding Device (P.S.D)00.00
Pym Particles00.00
Recalibration Matrix00.00
Rocket Boots?!00.00
Second Wind00.00
Shadow Organisation00.00
Tactical Analysis00.00
Till the End of the Line00.00
Unearthly Rage00.00
Uneasy Allies00.00
Vapors of Valtorr00.00
Vibranium Shielding00.00

Q16. What is Your Favourite Secure Crisis to Play?

I’m pretty sure I went for Deadly Meteors. It is great to see an older secures like Infinity Formula and Gamma Wave getting lots of love though.

Vote CountVote %
Infinity Formula Goes Missing3020.00
Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest2919.33
Demons Downtown!  Has Our Comeuppance Come Due?1812.00
Deadly Meteors Mutate Civilians1711.33
Mayor Fisk Vows to Find Missing Witnesses1711.33
Portals Overrun City with Spider-People!1610.67
Riots Spark Over Extremis 3.01610.67
Cosmic Invasion!  Black Order Descends on Earth74.67

Q17. What is Your Favourite Extract Crisis to Play?

I did not doubt that “Hammers” would score high here, but it pretty much ran away with it. Apparently everyone loves some extra attack dice! As with the secures, it is good to see love for older crises like Struggle for the Cube and Spider-Infected.

Vote CountVote %
Fear Grips World as “Worthy” Terrorise Cities5334.64
Struggle for the Cube Continues2717.65
Spider-Infected Invade Manhattan2415.69
The Montesi Formula Found149.15
Panic Grips City as Evacuation Efforts Continue!106.54
Alien Ship Crashes in Downtown!95.88
Mystic Wakandan Herbs: Fact or Fiction?95.88
Skrulls Infiltrate World Leadership74.58

Q18. Which is Your Favourite Ultimate Encounter?

I had little doubt that the Infinity Gauntlet encounter would top this list, but I must say I do have a lot of love for the Ultron encounter

Vote CountVote %
The Infinity Gauntlet (Thanos)8562.96
All Will be Metal (Ultron)2921.48
The Incredible Hulk (Hulk)2115.56

Q19. Which is Your Favourite Terrain Pack?

Confession time – I own exactly none of these, although I would like to at some point. The new stuff wins though, with the construction site terrain winning by a landslide.

Vote CountVote %
New York City construction site8959.73
New York City (traffic lights, news stand and coffee shop etc)3624.16
Cosmic terrain1711.41
New York City commercial truck74.70

Q20. Which Upcoming Release Are You Most Excited For?

The Magneto model looks amazing, so I can’t fault the 21% of voters who put him top of this poll. Confession time now – I really dislike Deadpool. Sorry! Good to see Black Cat scoring nice and high too.

Vote CountVote %
Black Cat159.32

And that’s it, thanks for taking the time to look through the survey results, and thanks to everyone who voted. What do you make of the results? Is there anything here that you grossly disagree with or that took you by surprise? Leave a comment or send me a message.

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That’s all for now – take care!

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