The Simulator is a new type of battle added on May 1st, 2014 to the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Similar to PvP battles, fights in the Simulator do not cost energy and do not progress you through any chapters of the game. Some Simulator battles will be required to complete tasks in future operations, but currently this is simply an optional feature. The following guide explains all the details of the new Simulator feature in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Challenges – Challenges come in sets. When you complete a set of challenges you gain a specific reward. A set of challenges is a series of battles which you must complete in order. Succeeding at the one battle unlocks the next. Each battle cost one Simulator Point to attempt. New challenges are released occasionally which provide new rewards. You can fight challenge battles more than once if you wish, but you don’t gain any additional rewards other than experience points.
Villain Archive – The villain archive allows you to engage in practice battles against any boss or mini-boss you ever faced in the game. As soon as you fight a villain, it becomes available to be fought in the villain archive. The archive even includes villains that only ever appeared in special operations and weakened versions of group bosses. There is no cost to fighting in the villain archive, but no rewards either. While every single villain is available to fight, only one version of each villain is in the archives. The most powerful version of that villain that you fought is the one available.
Simulator Points – Simulator Points are spent to attempt challenges. They are not required to fight in the villain archives. You may have at most three unspent Simulator Points at a time and you recover spent points at a rate of one every 12 hours. Additionally, you can purchase them at a cost of 2 gold each from the store.
Restrictions – Unlike normal battles, challenge battles can have restrictions that limit which heroes you can bring to the battle or change the way powers and abilities function. For example, an early challenge battle limits you to only bringing blasters and this can even prevent you from bringing your agent if your agent is not equipped in a blaster outfit.
Score Multiplier – Some challenge battles require you to get a particular score in order to succeed at the battle. The score multiplier of the Simulator is always x10, regardless of the types of enemies you fight. This makes it easier to get a higher score, but does mean you aren’t rewarded as highly when fighting three bosses or more.
Experience – The Simulator grants experience points normally in challenge battles but gives no rewards for engaging in villain archive battles. The Simulator Intro set is an exception to this and offers no rewards.