Yeah, I wish there was more of a way to tell your AI squadmates what to do (who to attack, when to use abilities, etc). From a game design perspective, I understand why there isn’t more control (i.e. special attacks would never hit if the AI was smart enough to always move out of the way), but it does seem somewhat inconsistent. However, I’ve been using “auto-battle” a lot and it seems like the AI actually does a pretty good job of singling-out weaker enemies and finishing them off in PVP.
(SIDE NOTE : Nightingale has an ability called “Locked-In” which makes all of your squad focus fire on a single target of your choice. I’m not sure if any other characters have an ability like this)
Anyway, my problem is that I don’t know WHY I lose all the time in PVP. The other teams will have no clear advantage over me (i.e. power level the same, characters have similar levels and stars and abilities, etc), and yet I get ANNIHILATED. I don’t just lose, I lose by a landslide. It’s made me so angry that now I always just let the PVP run on “auto-play” and will cycle through the heroes and periodically take control of them if needed (i.e. to have someone take cover if they’re almost dead, or to focus fire on specific targets).
The other discouraging thing is that I don’t feel like spending more money on GOLD to upgrade heroes or get new ones will really fix anything since, like I said, level and character doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. I feel like I MUST be missing something here, but so far I’m not seeing any consistency to those who beat me (except maybe a lot of Matadors and Savages). Currently, I’m still trying to bring Matador and Savage up to par with my strongest heroes, but it’s taking a little bit (grinding)…hopefully that helps turn the tide for me in PVP, but I’d like to think there’s more to this game than relying on those two.
Last thing I’ll say is that, when I do win, it’s usually with my “C”-team, i.e. when my most powerful heroes (“A” and “B” teams, let’s call them) run out of lives and then I start using my less powerful leftover garbage characters…presumably, I start getting paired up with other people’s “C”-teams and so it starts being just a crapshoot of unleveled heroes attacking each other without any real thought to team composition or strategy. At that point, it’s anybody’s game and occasionally I’ll win!