Spectator Mode

  • Naphis
    Naphis
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 50
    this is going to be great! BTW could you remove the names from the ships and dont add them to this new mode they get in the way as we are trying to rotate the ships in battle to save the life of an almost dead ship and put another out in front to take damage.but i got a feeling this will be crazy good
  • Rufi0
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  • carwynpritchard+1
    carwynpritchard+1
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    Joined Feb 2011 Posts: 2,345
    Rufi0 wrote: »
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  • davidf200719
    davidf200719
    Greenhorn
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 6
    i would like to ask are u going to quit having your buying bubble just as fair only way is for your base to be attack to get bubble
  • Flo
    Flo
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 8,586
    i would like to ask are u going to quit having your buying bubble just as fair only way is for your base to be attack to get bubble

    Buying bubble will always exist
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  • Tag32
    Tag32
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 1,714
    Noooo... I don't want ppl looking in my base unless I get to shoot at them... it will make getting info on a base way to easy... and in fleet battles I don't want someone seeing my tactics or weapons like in base invaders
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  • MrTrollson
    MrTrollson
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    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 1,152
    will the screen show who is watching?
    I quit this game, it's complete crap, don't try to convince me to play again cause I recycled EVERYTHING to make sure I don't go back.
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  • SCIMITAR
    SCIMITAR
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 104
    It would be nice if the base attacker could toggle this on/off. If he doesn't want people watching, then they can't watch. The downside is no bragging rights. If he wants the bragging rights, then the attacker turns it on, allowing all to view his victory.
  • Mojo1978
    Mojo1978
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 1,012
    i donot like this mainly because anyone can then see your base when its being attacked, so the advantage of how your base is layed out is gone
  • madandcrazy
    madandcrazy
    Greenhorn
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 21
    i like the idea,but i also think anyone can then see your base when its being attacked, so the advantage of how your base is layed out is gone....

    i prefer the idea that you can only view what your friends fleets and bases are doing, that way you have abit more of a chance, with how your base is layed out and how your fleets are armed.

    Just my take on things.......


    Oh and scratchy stop pasting what i wrote in chat,lol o.O
    Originally Posted by Kixeye CS Xandamere

    Yeah, you guys aren't supposed to be seeing this....yet.

    Quick, look over there! *distract*
  • MikeHuntHurtz
    MikeHuntHurtz
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined May 2011 Posts: 706
    this is one im not sure about.. its bad enough that ppl make youtube videos showing off things to be carbon copied and done again and again.. this prevents anyone from learning anything new and keeping it to themselves.. i mean if you want to know what he has in his fleet and how they are killing.. engage them.. and see for yourself.. thats great for kixeye to have this ability for their monitoring of any kind but to give to this to all i think would make the game go backwards.. just my 2 cents.. were talking 2013 stuff anyways if were still playing then.
  • Mojo1978
    Mojo1978
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 1,012
    i like the idea,but i also think anyone can then see your base when its being attacked, so the advantage of how your base is layed out is gone....

    i prefer the idea that you can only view what your friends fleets and bases are doing, that way you have abit more of a chance, with how your base is layed out and how your fleets are armed.

    Just my take on things.......


    Oh and scratchy stop pasting what i wrote in chat,lol o.O

    i call u copy righted wat i said
  • leohuangchunwang
    leohuangchunwang
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jun 2010 Posts: 3,046
    1. Alliance hitting sector criminal
    2. Everyone comes to watch
    3. EPIC LAG
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  • Pirate_Steve
    Pirate_Steve
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 1,952
    I don't know how I feel about this change. Unless you give permission for a player to spectate and that's the only person that can view. But for just anyone to view, no. To the innovator's in tactics, ship designs and base designs, this would blow. Why force their tactics from them to anyone that chooses to watch?
  • LMC_NorCalKilla
    LMC_NorCalKilla
    Potential Threat
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 41
    While I like the spectator idea I really don't like the announcement idea as it could kill the sneak attack. Kixeye please don't screw this one up too!
  • Flo
    Flo
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 8,586
    While I like the spectator idea I really don't like the announcement idea as it could kill the sneak attack. Kixeye please don't screw this one up too!

    It only tells if something in your approximate gets attacked...they could do the range really short like 10 or 20 miles
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  • H4YDEN
    H4YDEN
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 1,219
    jefe wrote: »
    1) It will act as an alarm bell that a base is under attack nearby
    2) Then allow potential ninjas to see when the attacker is about to exit
    3) Turn a base with one or two flaws into the sector farm
    4) Allow anything that is innovative to be coined by the entire sector
    5) Allow for the entire sector to know what ships someone has in their fleet to bring the appropriate countermeasure


    All very good points!
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  • LexLuthor801
    LexLuthor801
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 344
    This is a cool idea but seems like it should be more tied to your other idea for alliance wars.

    The lone wolfs want to stay as low key as possible when farming but in the Alliance wars players will want glory.

    Some ppl will hate having battle shown in com and some would love it. Just makes sense to me that it would go hand and hand with the Alliance war idea.
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  • Michael Middleton
    Michael Middleton
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 812
    sounds so much fun seeing how other people use their fleets instead of having to describe tactics - could have been so handy months ago when I was teaching people how to use their subs lol now they'd just have to watch awesome
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  • Travis Johnson
    Travis Johnson
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2011 Posts: 249
    Sounds like a great way to learn tactics without getting damage yourself. Will there be a limit to how many players can view a battle? Will viewers degrade the quality of gameplay? If viewers downgrade the flow of gameplay, I don't want it. I can and will continue to make videos on my own. I love the idea though. Good job Kixeye.
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  • KeithT
    KeithT
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 22
    I think that it should not be implemented unless the battlers can see who is watching them. If people are going to steal my tactics, at least make them show their faces.
  • Capt Rotmeat
    Capt Rotmeat
    Potential Threat
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 34
    I like the idea, but I would like to have a say in who is able to watch my battles. I know that there wouldn't be much difference in someone attacking me and taking a screen shot or passing on the details word of mouth to those who might want to attack me as well, but I'd like for my would-be attackers to have to put at least a scout fleet on the line and let me know they are gunning for me, rather than just watch as someone else does it. I really don't want every fight I'm in to be broadcast live to my entire sector and especially not to the neighboring sectors without me having an option to allow or deny it.

    Filling the comms up with notices of battles might get a little ridiculous some days too. It might be better to have a second tab on the comms where all the battle notices go.
  • Instigator1
    Instigator1
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 1,825
    I like the idea, but I would like to have a say in who is able to watch my battles. I know that there wouldn't be much difference in someone attacking me and taking a screen shot or passing on the details word of mouth to those who might want to attack me as well, but I'd like for my would-be attackers to have to put at least a scout fleet on the line and let me know they are gunning for me, rather than just watch as someone else does it. I really don't want every fight I'm in to be broadcast live to my entire sector and especially not to the neighboring sectors without me having an option to allow or deny it.

    Filling the comms up with notices of battles might get a little ridiculous some days too. It might be better to have a second tab on the comms where all the battle notices go.

    Hmmm sounds like your a bit scared someone will watch you sink and laugh.
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  • Richard.Barton
    Richard.Barton
    Greenhorn
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 17
    why not put a feature that lets you, if you are not online, view the battle that took place on your base????
  • DTH-rw
    DTH-rw
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 522
    There is currently no way for a 3rd party to view a battle in progress.

    We will be implementing a feature that allows any player to view a “Fleet VS Fleet” or “Fleet VS Base” battle. Any player can use the mouse to click on a battle and view the battle as a spectator only (cannot participate in battle). Spectators will not be able to view submerged submarines.

    There will also a feature that announces when battles are taking place near your base in the Comm (chat window). This feature can be easily disabled if you do not want to receive battle notifications.

    As Battle Pirates is a Massively Multiplayer Online game, we feel this will greatly enhance the effect of being an open-world game. The game has a strong emphasis on competition, so it only makes sense to grant anyone the ability to view players competing with each other.


    So now ppl that your at war with will know what type of builds you have, whats in your flts also means it ll be easier to jump ppl leaving bases if there viewing how much time is left in the attack, and now its even easier for multiple ppl to screenshot ppls bases with the possibility of ripping your design off/flt designs off and tactics.
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  • jayem8ch
    jayem8ch
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 247
    If this is implemented, it should only be done in conjunction with Alliances. Therefore, you can only view battles your alliance is in, not just any random battle. Otherwise, I could just view my enemy's battles and get screan shots and battle tactics while he's being hit by JoeSmoe from the next sector over, or vice versa!
  • Aphenon
    Aphenon
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 129
    what happens if say 80 people connect to one battle? can both players expect massive lagg or have you prepared your servers for this issue?
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  • Calypso1
    Calypso1
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    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 244
    At first thought this was cool then as I read on I realize WHAT IN COMMS NOW YOU CAN"T CREEP!!! This BLOWS all this updates blow!
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  • SEAL TEAM LEADER
    SEAL TEAM LEADER
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 1,258
    sweet. i was just about to ask for this
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  • dbled80
    dbled80
    Greenhorn
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 17
    Best new ideal I have seen yet today! This one is good for the game at least.
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