Marvel’s Avengers Alliance PVP desperation

If you are an Avengers Alliance player, you are probably in the midst of playing through Avengers Alliance PVP season 13, in an effort to win Agent Venom and the dazzling Empowered Bruiser Armor.

Unfortunately though, most of you will agree that this is no easy task. Winning the Diamond rewards and upwards remains a tough task for most players, especially to those that are not intending to use a credit card to buy their way to victory.

We’ve seen evidence of the desperation and gambling addiction tactics that some players use, often spending over $1000 USD (every month!) to ensure their place in Adamantium league at the end of the season. Developers Playdom effectively encourage this as well, even deploying a roulette respin system giving players the temptation to spend even more money on the game.

It’s a worrying trend that doesn’t look like ending any time soon. Playdom make something of a fortune by making the PVP feature gold-orientated, while players willing to pay large amounts end up with the prizes each month – a win win situation right?

It’s a painful task though for the free player. You’ll see the screenshot above which shows many players exploiting the game’s mechanics to move up the ladder without even competing in the tournament.

In a nutshell: Ongoing problems with PVP matchmaking, exploits and the endless bugs present in the story mode part of the game, combined with the developers Playdom who are more than happy to ignore these issues as they focus on ways to get players to spend more money on the game.

One question from us: Do Marvel and Disney really know what goes on with this game, deep down amidst all of the bugs? Even mentioning the words ‘Playdom customer service’ is another story in itself as most of you will tell us.

If you are a player of Avengers Alliance on Facebook, give us your thoughts on the current PVP system.

Do you agree with the points raised above, or do you have no problems buying gold to keep the game running?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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