Spectator Mode

  • Paul Webster
    Paul Webster
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2011 Posts: 112
    Really if you don't want anyone to see you base attacks then don't attack bases, there is currently nothing to stop the defender videoing it and posting it.

    I think its a good idea but kixeye need to make sure that all the spectator see's is the battle, no ship information (including not showing the weapon list in the display) same with bases no information on what specials are fitted. For base attacks it should be the same as when you veiw a friends base. The spectator should not even see the battle time this should be restricted to the people actually involved in the battle.

    I think if you allow thr spectator too much information then it would be a step too far.
  • James Matheson
    James Matheson
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 67
    It's a awesome Idea! The question is, Will it load, or cause the attacker's battle to freeze up? It has a hard time loading correctly "Most" of the time now.

    Also, Can there be an option to disable your base or battles to be viewed by others. I.e.., a toggle switch? If better players showed everyone how to play. Then everyone's base, tactics, fleets would be identical. Would get kind of boring watching the same ol kind of fleet hit the same ol kind of base.
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  • CaptainZonko
    CaptainZonko
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    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 47
    YEA BUDDY WHOOP WHOOP. cant tell you how many times i wanted to watch a battle go down. and idnt like the warning system already get ambushed dont need to make it easyer for the cowards hitting a dmg fleet after the battle.
  • straybo
    straybo
    Greenhorn
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 11
    Awesome idea will allow much improved response times, for the newer players it will teach them a lot faster of what type of defense to use against someone that is 5 lvls higher and lets face it defending a base that is lvl 25 from someone that is 30 is something that is rather difficult since the 30 will have MUCH better gear. This will just help teach ppl if nothing else.
  • Joshua Ruff
    Joshua Ruff
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 685
    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.

    Time to teach some peeps to battle :P
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  • Joshua Ruff
    Joshua Ruff
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 685
    Don't like the idea of both...

    1st you attack a base, you have gangsters waiting for you all the time...

    2nd they watch you attack a base and watch the timer, so they can jump you...

    3rd All those sucky bases will become stronger since you are letting every **** and harry look at base attacks. They will be changing there base after watching a Seige Mortar fleet get stopped... Bad Idea.... These Players need to go on these forums and seach or come up with there own base desings by trial and error!!! What happen to hard work... I have been attacked by several lvl 32-35 players... I don't want anybody copying my base.... Only my good friends I will give help to..

    4th Bring back FOG Of War.. This will cut down on and **** and harry viewing base attacks from other sectors or in....

    5th You are making this game to easy for all other players who want a free ride.. COME On REALLY!!!!!

    6th GET Real.. You want everyone in this game to play the same... Same Ships, Same Base Designs. Same Tactics.. You are Giving Every Player a freeeeeeee Ticket.....

    7th Guess You guys don't care!!! You are destroying this Game....

    8th.. Scap this Idea---

    9th Install on the Battle Log, a way to view your Base when its attacked.... Thats All, Players will learn from that and only that...

    10th.. Do real Pirates annouce when they attack anyone, tell who they attack and what they bring to the attack.. Don't think so!!!

    I think we have a hater :crying: :crying:
    why dont u have an option to make it watchable or not? *lightbulb shines bright*
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  • Username11
    Username11
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 151
    Can you also add a button in battle log allowing you to watch a video of people attacking your base, that would be helpful in improvement
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  • David the First
    David the First
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    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 1,659
    i like the idea of veiwing others base attacks and fleet versus fleet,but would like to suggest a list be posted to players of who is watching,as if someone is watching your thud wolves fight may run home and get cerebus wolves aka missle wolves
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  • Target
    Target
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 4,296
    This update will also see the game name change to "Lag Pirates"
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  • Admiral_Ackabar
    Admiral_Ackabar
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 5,543
    I like the idea, I LOVE IT!

    but I don't like the alert idea, some times I would like to hit people silently, in a day where communication is easy they get an Email alert that can go to their phones so they jump online after scouting.

    A Comm alert would be more an alert that people can be there to jump you after the attack of a base, which is annoying, and allow for people to attack your base while you are attacking, they would be able to 25% damage you or more, and you would unbubble because your attacking.

    Spectator mode is great idea, I'm all for it, especially in days of screenshots and videos, who cares who learns your tactics. But the alert should go out the window.
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  • bexaminer
    bexaminer
    Potential Threat
    Joined Feb 2011 Posts: 61
    That will be a great new feature. It will allow new players to see how the old pros do it and if they are half as good as they say they are. Nice job. Oh, is the yard planner feature on the horizon at all for Battle Pirates? That would be huge. Think about it if it isn't on your list of things we need.
  • Zam
    Zam
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 1,501
    This sounds like it could really enhance the game. Nothing better than SHOWING a trouncing rather than TELLING ABOUT a trouncing. Cool deal! :D
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  • bonsaiman
    bonsaiman
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 36
    Nice!!!!!!
  • Del_T
    Del_T
    Greenhorn
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 17
    Lagg munguss or even LaggFest :worried:
  • Steve L Adams
    Steve L Adams
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 493
    I can see the enjoyment in this feature but I think that it should only apply to FvF battles as it's giving people a free look at your base set up before they actually try it, part of the fun is attacking a new base and not knowing where to go in, what it looks like, where the goodies are situated and how stacked the warehouses are.Now all you gotta do is wait for someone else to do the work for you and see how well they do and what set up you have.
    In addition this also makes it even harder for the attacker to escape being ninja'd when coming out, it's already hard enough what with the annoying pop up that you have to close before moving, now you get the added annoyance of other people seeing how long you have left/ how long till you kill the OP and can jump you easier.

  • MikeHuntHurtz
    MikeHuntHurtz
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined May 2011 Posts: 706
    Rasta wrote: »
    All these changes sound great but I feel they are just notes taken from their last 420 smoking session. They forgot to mention the most important detail.... WHEN?????


    They are great ideas but I hope it happens a whole lot faster than attacking Draconian bases!

    IT BETTER NOT HAPPEN BEFORE attack draconain bases-- coming soon.. im still not at all sold on the idea can you tell lol.. im cool with it as long as it takes 2 years to implement... i am of the belief it will cause alot more harm than good to our beloved game.
  • Ross McCorkindale
    Ross McCorkindale
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 671
    Kixeye, fix these lag issues first, white screen etc should have precedence before adding more stuff
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    Drakii wrote: »
    agreed... Just for giggles, if someone whines, SWAG should be able to turn their fleets into floating sausages for 24 hours.
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  • TheRevolution Hascome
    TheRevolution Hascome
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 25
    I can see it now, just one more thing to lag down the game. Get everyone in your alliance to watch an enemy battle to lag them down, know when the battle is over to get the jump on them and most likely create other game problems, just like the other upgrades.
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  • TheRevolution Hascome
    TheRevolution Hascome
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 25
    Good point. Does everyone need to know everyone else's base design? If so, just make a list of base designs to choose from - cause all the bases are eventually going to look identical to whoever is highest on the Leaders Board.
    I can see the enjoyment in this feature but I think that it should only apply to FvF battles as it's giving people a free look at your base set up before they actually try it, part of the fun is attacking a new base and not knowing where to go in, what it looks like, where the goodies are situated and how stacked the warehouses are.Now all you gotta do is wait for someone else to do the work for you and see how well they do and what set up you have.
    In addition this also makes it even harder for the attacker to escape being ninja'd when coming out, it's already hard enough what with the annoying pop up that you have to close before moving, now you get the added annoyance of other people seeing how long you have left/ how long till you kill the OP and can jump you easier.
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  • Skull_Pirates
    Skull_Pirates
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 144
    Are we going to be able to lock people out if we don't want them to see the battle ?
  • Tamara sides
    Tamara sides
    Potential Threat
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 73
    I'd only do it for fvf battles...
  • SMART-BP
    SMART-BP
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 481
    Verry nice idea but please combine it with the Allicance feature so only alliance members can see battles.
  • Ollie99
    Ollie99
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 1,175
    KIXEYE... I love this idea but... is this game ever going to get back to the way it was before the last raid the lag and the glitches are killing me. I really like playing this game and the new features seem cool (EXCEPT THE SUB REPAIR TIME CHANGE) but if they are just going to make this frick'n game run slower, freeze up and boot me out then leave it alone and stop "improving" it untill you can do it without screwing up everyday game play. And for the love of sweet baby jesus don't tell me to empty my cache or upgrade my flash... did it, done it, continue to do it regularly not much help if any.
    You guys are making that world of tanks game look better and better with every fleet i lose to glitches. Especially since I won't be able to quick fix my subs anymore... soon... sometime in the future... maybe... after more testing... you think...
    If I can't play this game what is the point in all these cool features i can't use, fix it please or unfix whatever you thought you fixed that caused all this. If not the same people that made world of tanks will be rolling out 2 new games this year world of war planes and world of battleships.

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  • Del_T
    Del_T
    Greenhorn
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 17
    Ollie99 wrote: »
    KIXEYE... I love this idea but... is this game ever going to get back to the way it was before the last raid the lag and the glitches are killing me. I really like playing this game and the new features seem cool (EXCEPT THE SUB REPAIR TIME CHANGE) but if they are just going to make this frick'n game run slower, freeze up and boot me out then leave it alone and stop "improving" it untill you can do it without screwing up everyday game play. And for the love of sweet baby jesus don't tell me to empty my cache or upgrade my flash... did it, done it, continue to do it regularly not much help if any.
    You guys are making that world of tanks game look better and better with every fleet i lose to glitches. Especially since I won't be able to quick fix my subs anymore... soon... sometime in the future... maybe... after more testing... you think...
    If I can't play this game what is the point in all these cool features i can't use, fix it please or unfix whatever you thought you fixed that caused all this. If not the same people that made world of tanks will be rolling out 2 new games this year world of war planes and world of battleships.

    Ollie lvl 31

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  • MisterDog
    MisterDog
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 6
    I like this it is great idea to help others learn and even have contests.
  • Kevin Dao
    Kevin Dao
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    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 55
    Weird.... I though about this so much when I first started playing. Great decision guys. I love it. Keep up the innovative thinking.

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  • FAT BASTARD
    FAT BASTARD
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 48
    what about a playback so you can view an offline hit against ur base
  • iwrk4dedpr
    iwrk4dedpr
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 887
    what about a playback so you can view an offline hit against ur base


    Rather be able to review MY base hit than watch others. Hit bases... Fleet battles would be fun to wach.
  • Phule
    Phule
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 270
    This feature I like, I worry about lag however.
  • Dark_Matter
    Dark_Matter
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    Joined May 2011 Posts: 918
    As a player, I like the idea of a spectator mode, but as a marketer, I have to ask if you really think it's in KIXEYE's best interest to do this. Or at least do it free.

    Currently, when I want to show off my skills or want people to see a battle or demo something, I vid it and upload it to youtube.

    This is done so much so now that even when you just look up the keyword pirates, depending on the search parameters, a BP vid pops up in there, exposing a new potential audience to BP. You literally have thousands of videos with Millions of combined views.

    If people are able to simply view an attack because I can just yell "watch this" in comms, I'm less likely to upload it, people are less likely to search for it, and you would be dramatically decreasing the number of videos that would be uploaded on a regular basis.

    Just a quick professional feedback bro.
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