Where exactly is the dead zone? (in General)
I plan to hire 1 minion (probably from a loan), and I want to know the exact spot to hire to boost me out of the dead zone.
April 23 2008 10:50 PM EDT
when you start getting 0% Challenge bonus. It's probably earlier. It's just when you can't find more opponents, and your challenge bonus declines rapidly.
I am not finding new targets at 1.1m MPR
April 23 2008 11:03 PM EDT
1.1M MPR sounds a little low to me. You may need to tweak your strat. Of course, hiring a minion may be just what you need. I haven't looked at your character so I don't know.
I guess start putting massive DM would help against those 4m AS GA teams.
April 23 2008 11:19 PM EDT
The dead zone starts at around 850K MPR and just continues until your N*B is over.
You are completely unable to maintain a 100% Challenge Bonus after 850K MPR.
Adding characters doesn't really matter much after a while because you are still getting negative Challenge Bonus' from everyone on your fightlist.
actually, I kept it up until like 1m, but I just don't find new targets after 850k.
At 1.7m PR/1.3m MPR, my highest challenge bonus is 20%. I expect the 'dead zone', depending on your strategy, will probably be when your PR is around 2m-2.3m, seeing as how there's a log-jam of people at or below 2.3m score, with the next highest being over 3.3m.
April 24 2008 1:33 AM EDT
I have always thought of the "dead zone" as Flamey.
When you start to get a negative challenge bonus.
Then, finding targets that have a higher score then your PR is almost impossible.
The only current solution to this is to:
1) Buy minions to get to the 6 BA regeneration rate.
2) Pare down your character to the bare minimums to keep your PR as low as possible.
But number 2 is impossible to do throughout this zone until you hit the magical land of 6 BA regeneration.
"I have always thought of the "dead zone" as Flamey"
Flamey's not a dead zone!!
April 24 2008 2:50 AM EDT
"You have just entered the Dead Zone"
I hope Flamey doesn't mind ;-)
April 24 2008 3:05 AM EDT
I'm sitting around the 1.1 million MPR, but around 1.9 -2 million score. I can't at the moment add any more to my fightlist. I can't fight up any higher, and my average challenge bonus is about 12%. I would say myself and PK are sitting slap bang in the middle of the deadzone. Prior to about 800k MPR I was adding getting very large challenge bonuses and my fightlist was changing rapidly. But ever since I've been able to add to my fightlist but a lot less than before and challenge bonuses began to drop fast.
April 24 2008 3:22 AM EDT
From what I can tell from this NCB and the NUB, the dead zone is about at 2 mil, where there is a massive jump in pr per score. If I add an opponent over 2 mil it's pretty rare.
I'm at 1.9M score and 1.3M MPR. I'm getting 12%-36% challenge bonus currently.
I'd say I'm in it, 3 months out and my score actually rose about 100k which I wasn't expecting.
Finding it difficult to push myself much higher in score, pr is catching up although can still maintain positive bonuses, it just takes a lot more fails to find those that give me them.
April 24 2008 8:04 AM EDT
Well LA isn't helping. Flamey was clawing his way towards 6/20, but now FTW is streaking out ahead with his fast-growing MPR. So yeah, Flamey is surfing the edge of the dead zone without ever getting out.
April 24 2008 3:48 PM EDT
Would a series of 'bot' characters fix this?
- Several characters with different strats and MPRs designed to give decent rewards
- Would have to fight other characters (possibly each other in rock-paper-scissors fashion) to maintain score
April 24 2008 9:43 PM EDT
""You have just entered the Dead Zone"
I hope Flamey doesn't mind ;-)"
lol, freed. I've been at this stage since maybe 1.7m MPR. Of course this number would get higher because time keeps moving. I was getting out of the dead zone and into 6/20, it was hard enough with Ranger there, but now I'm pretty doomed and doing nothing cos of LA.
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