WC update preview - Advanced Platoons and Persistent Infantry

  • EDIT
    EDIT
    Greenhorn
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 4
    How about an armoured anti-aircraft vehicle to accompany tank platoons or razorbacks as humvees are pretty useless at AA
  • nikalli
    nikalli
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 10
    I wait to see how exactly this works out but it is a bad idea to make people work full day times to perform repairs or force them to pay cash to get repairs done quickly. This is getting like "BOB the REPAIRMAN". Very bad marketing. As bad the non exclusive base name idea is. I got a guy that named his base the same as mine and had to drive him off the sector or pay 100 credits to get rid off his abussive chat attacks. But this is another story.

    How can i keep track of where my squads are repairing???
    Why should they be exposed while they do so???
    Will I have to keep notes and arrange meeting hexes for my squads in order to organise an attack??
    Can i reinforce the defences of a particular depo in order to make it a staging area??
    So now weaker players can pick on troops under repair at depos and I still can't fight back????

    I have hundreds of justified (in my opinion) questions more.
    But more than a few is already too many.

    What would be nice is to finally enable players to form alliances that can have wars on each other and give the game some meaning. I am level 31 going to 32 and bored out of my mind

    STILL THINK THIS GAME IS THE BEST I PLAYED SO FAR BUT IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS WITHOUT CLEAR LONG TERM AIMS AND PURPOSE FOR OLDER MORE TEC ADVANCED PLAYERS.
    The upgrades seem like good progress overall. But not being able to que up all repairs Is a real bummer for those of us that cant sit on the couch all day playing the game. i come on 2 times a day or so. so if i need to repair 4 platoons it will be 2 days before i can be ready to play again. This promotes the use of scrips! I choose to play this game because i can compete without running scrips. I would much rather take a few minutes to create new platoons than have to check in every 2 hours just to repair another platoon. Im very concerned about issue. Thanks, FS-Trip
  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 617
    EDIT wrote: »
    How about an armoured anti-aircraft vehicle to accompany tank platoons or razorbacks as humvees are pretty useless at AA

    They have Armoured Anti-Aircraft Vehicles - they are called Gatling Trucks. Played the game recently lol

  • Robert Silverthorne
    Robert Silverthorne
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 3
    the thread about being able to send troops direct to co-ordinations i think that should include
    if say some one wanted you to help them they give you the co-ordinations you just typed them in
    and hey presto your there...but all in all great game ....hats off to you
  • nikalli
    nikalli
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 10
    Great Game Martin.
  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
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    nikalli wrote: »
    I wait to see how exactly this works out but it is a bad idea to make people work full day times to perform repairs or force them to pay cash to get repairs done quickly. This is getting like "BOB the REPAIRMAN". Very bad marketing.

    Well, this game was designed to have a cooling off period between massive attacks. Repairing is an essential part of the game and will always remain.
    How can i keep track of where my squads are repairing???
    Answered in the original persistent platoons post - but it will show you all deployed squads and their status up to and including if they are being attacked.
    http://forums.kixeye.com/threads/213731-Update-Preview-Persistent-Platoons
    Why should they be exposed while they do so???
    Would you rather them dead or ghosting back to your base?
    Will I have to keep notes and arrange meeting hexes for my squads in order to organise an attack??
    Only if you leave platoon in Depos or on the world map.
    Can i reinforce the defences of a particular depo in order to make it a staging area??
    No, but you can already park units in Depo's to make them staging area's Giants provide 2000 unit spaces
    What would be nice is to finally enable players to form alliances that can have wars on each other and give the game some meaning. I am level 31 going to 32 and bored out of my mind
    They have already stated they are working on an in game alliance feature as well as Synchronous game play for live base and platoon battles.
    STILL THINK THIS GAME IS THE BEST I PLAYED SO FAR BUT IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS WITHOUT CLEAR LONG TERM AIMS AND PURPOSE FOR OLDER MORE TEC ADVANCED PLAYERS.

    I agree!!

  • Dale Martin
    Dale Martin
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 8
    ummm what about suicide bombers they are the only unit that shouldnt be able to be revived becuase they expload
  • EDIT
    EDIT
    Greenhorn
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 4
    Ive only been playing it for about 4 weeks, so if the gatling truck was an award like the warhawk then its no wonder i havent got one is it. Which is why i asked the question
  • Angelo Giancana
    Angelo Giancana
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 1
    I've been playing this game for some time. In regards to those people who work full time as well as something to freshen up the game, as well as other comments offline I've heard, I am making a suggestion to the creators and programmers of this game.


    1. For those who cannot periodically check on repairs due to having a busy life I'd like to make this recommendation and would like to hear what others think of it. I was listening to the radio this morning and it was talking about how the market for Facebook games is bad, due to the fact that Tablets and Smartphones are becoming dominant. This gave me an idea as I read these posts... could Kixeye create some sort of Android and Apple smartphone App to do something things initially... like building, deleting, repairing units... as well as repairing a base if the person is attacked and is away or on vacation? It doesn't have to be anything graphically spectacular... but something to check up on: Upgrades, Repairs (units, buildings, base) , Deleting units, collecting resources from base factories.

    Even a graphically simple App for the smart phone would put you light years ahead in terms of Facebook games as you'd then be on smart phones. Then I'm sure as smartphones become more advanced they'd be able to eventually host full games. Just a thought.


    2. Having a Purpose: I agree with adding the element of adding a war between factions. Like Red vs Blue or whatever. Perhaps add a reward system for this to where you can only collect special materials from your enemies (certain units) as well as certain locations to build "Elite Units," as well as perhaps have a "Far Future" element in the game to where one can discover Top Secret plans (much like the military in real life has top secret things)... build units of high technology. This may even add a new element to the game. For example a new sort of building/unit of scientists and engineers to create those technologies.. similar to the game Xcom.
  • jcrow1216
    jcrow1216
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 111
    One thing I would like to see added is the following: As it stands now you can not attack a someone that is 4 lvl's higher or lower than you are, which is fine, but if that lower or higher lvl player attacks one of your depots you should be aloud to retaliate on that persons base! Or even better that lower or higher lvl player should not be aloud to attack your depots
  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 617
    I've been playing this game for some time. In regards to those people who work full time as well as something to freshen up the game, as well as other comments offline I've heard, I am making a suggestion to the creators and programmers of this game.


    1. For those who cannot periodically check on repairs due to having a busy life I'd like to make this recommendation and would like to hear what others think of it. I was listening to the radio this morning and it was talking about how the market for Facebook games is bad, due to the fact that Tablets and Smartphones are becoming dominant. This gave me an idea as I read these posts... could Kixeye create some sort of Android and Apple smartphone App to do something things initially... like building, deleting, repairing units... as well as repairing a base if the person is attacked and is away or on vacation? It doesn't have to be anything graphically spectacular... but something to check up on: Upgrades, Repairs (units, buildings, base) , Deleting units, collecting resources from base factories.

    Even a graphically simple App for the smart phone would put you light years ahead in terms of Facebook games as you'd then be on smart phones. Then I'm sure as smartphones become more advanced they'd be able to eventually host full games. Just a thought.


    2. Having a Purpose: I agree with adding the element of adding a war between factions. Like Red vs Blue or whatever. Perhaps add a reward system for this to where you can only collect special materials from your enemies (certain units) as well as certain locations to build "Elite Units," as well as perhaps have a "Far Future" element in the game to where one can discover Top Secret plans (much like the military in real life has top secret things)... build units of high technology. This may even add a new element to the game. For example a new sort of building/unit of scientists and engineers to create those technologies.. similar to the game Xcom.

    Interesting Ideas. However, this is a discussion about the current updates - would this post not be better suited for the Wishlist section of the forum.

  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 617
    jcrow1216 wrote: »
    One thing I would like to see added is the following: As it stands now you can not attack a someone that is 4 lvl's higher or lower than you are, which is fine, but if that lower or higher lvl player attacks one of your depots you should be aloud to retaliate on that persons base! Or even better that lower or higher lvl player should not be aloud to attack your depots

    Excellent Idea - Again suited better for the Wishlist forum. I however partially agree with you. Sort of like the Revenge in Backyard Monsters. However, this would lead to base farming of friends and would be massively abused. Level 30s allowing level 10s to farm their resources...

  • jcrow1216
    jcrow1216
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 111
    One other thing that I see alot of player are not liking is the repair update. I too only sign on a few times a day and would hate to have to repair 1 unit at a time. VERY DUMB UPDATE! :mad:
  • Christopher Bates
    Christopher Bates
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 5
    Lame upgrades, try listening to the people.

    Make more than one dozer, or make it so you can make more dozers and have work together. Also make it so you can choose differnet eays to upgrade. You have to pay 5 million in resources and still wait 5 days? Come on, get real. In my opinion these are worthless upgrade.

    Try again and this time try reading what people are looking for.
  • CaptianMorgan
    CaptianMorgan
    Greenhorn
    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 10
    How about a 2nd dozer once you get past lvl 20 the times get unreasonably long for upgrade . being able to upgrade 2 base units at once would be good for the game.
  • Christopher Bates
    Christopher Bates
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 5
    One last thing, would be nice to see an upgrade queue, so you can list things in the order you want them upgraded and have them start right after another has finished instead having to log on all the time. You guys have a long way to go. Now I see why it's a free game.
  • labaron26
    labaron26
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  • snakepleston
    snakepleston
    Potential Threat
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 33
    nice job can you make it so friends cannot put each other into protection?
  • David Scott
    David Scott
    Co-Founder KIXEYE and all round good guy!
    Joined May 2010 Posts: 3,647
    jcrow1216 wrote: »
    One other thing that I see alot of player are not liking is the repair update. I too only sign on a few times a day and would hate to have to repair 1 unit at a time. VERY DUMB UPDATE! :mad:
    One PLATOON at a time, not a single unit, that would be silly. We will look into a way to queue up platoons for repairs after we get this update out.
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  • Robert Procasco
    Robert Procasco
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 407
    I believe you made a typo in the original post:

    In addition to the platoon changes we've tweaked a few other things:

    "5. The deployment cap is now linked to your storage building level, not your Command Center level."

    Im sure you guys meant to say, staging area level. Or is the name of the building being changed also?
  • Bryan Champion
    Bryan Champion
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 13
    I LOVE IT, although you should have made it to where the planes can be repaired instead of infantry. I believe alot of people will agree also.
  • Henry F Gibbons
    Henry F Gibbons
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    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 4
    :) play all 3 games games . get too play bit long now me thinks
    :):cool:HENRY
  • nikalli
    nikalli
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 10
    Now that I have to use depos for repairs and have my troops exposed there can I have the benefit of retaliation against weaker player attacks?????
    It is really annoying to keep notes of who to kill when they grow up :) And more annoying to have to wait 6 months for a level 12 to get to level 27 so that my 31 base can level theirs for payback. Just thinking that so far little ones have all the fun while protected by their weakness.
    ALSO I THINK IT WILL BECOME A PAIN TO MOVE DAMAGED UNITS FROM ONE SQUAD TO THE OTHER JUST TO GET A BATTLE READY SQUAD OUT TO FIGHT.
  • Commander-Reject
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    You will see that you can only repair a single platoon at a time and can not queue up all units in your base/storage to repair. We made this decision to simplify the UI.
    I do not like this part of the update.
    unless after the first platoon is repaired the next one will automatic go in to repair. because some of us do are repair will we sleep and this will cause a lot of pain and trouble.
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  • Dave Hazard
    Dave Hazard
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 22
    I do not like this part of the update.
    unless after the first platoon is repaired the next one will automatic go in to repair. because some of us do are repair will we sleep and this will cause a lot of pain and trouble.

    I agree. This is a step backward for game play, especially for those of us who can only be online for a few minutes per day and not constantly check in.
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  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
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    How about a 2nd dozer once you get past lvl 20 the times get unreasonably long for upgrade . being able to upgrade 2 base units at once would be good for the game.

    For the love of God quit the 2nd dozer crap - There is no second dozer, there will never be a second dozer, so quit asking. I swear, Dave should start every post with "There will be no 2nd Dozer so don't ask" LOL

  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 617
    I believe you made a typo in the original post:

    In addition to the platoon changes we've tweaked a few other things:

    "5. The deployment cap is now linked to your storage building level, not your Command Center level."

    Im sure you guys meant to say, staging area level. Or is the name of the building being changed also?

    More like Semantics - your staging area does store vehicles. So Storage Area = Staging Area

  • Geiler
    Geiler
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 1
    Buenas Noches... Felicitaciones Excelente juego, seria bueno llevarlo al idioma espa
  • HelpingHand
    HelpingHand
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    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 2
    Hey what about over night when i want to repair as many tanks as possible?...I think you should have an all repair button. Thanks for reading this. :D :)
  • -SmashN-
    -SmashN-
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 617
    One last thing, would be nice to see an upgrade queue, so you can list things in the order you want them upgraded and have them start right after another has finished instead having to log on all the time. You guys have a long way to go. Now I see why it's a free game.

    Well hell, why log in at all and have Dave play for you QQ

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