Official Alien Strike Discussion Thread

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CM Chris
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The official briefing can be read here: https://www.kixeye.com/forum/discussion/717712

Discuss tips, tricks, strategies, and feedback in this thread. Good luck, Rebels :) 
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  • SEAL Corps1
    SEAL Corps1
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    Joined May 2015 Posts: 1,155
    I'm curious why the ARs is on the upper end of the level spectrum, when the BRs should be harder. Is that intended or a mistake? 
    Don't screw with me, I'm an Engineer.

  • bupemko
    bupemko
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    Joined Aug 2015 Posts: 92
    This event is to mark up T6 and T6.5...
  • Gary Pollock
    Gary Pollock
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    Joined Oct 2016 Posts: 418

    @SEAL Corps1 said:
    I'm curious why the ARs is on the upper end of the level spectrum, when the BRs should be harder. Is that intended or a mistake? 

    Kixlogic because the AR cause more dmg than BR, AR has the homing plasma

  • Mateoski
    Mateoski
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    I thought you said you were bringing back the classic green aliens, but instead, you lied to us and are simply reincarnating the Alien Mobilization.

    Really now?!

  • MRKY06
    MRKY06
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    Joined Dec 2016 Posts: 70

    Something is a miss here.it shod be normal repers,hives and outposts,NOT ancient.hou can littel people progres with that targets and that point peyout?

    goran
  • The Ratchet
    The Ratchet
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    Mobilization should have stayed instead of this. There were more loot drops for tier 6 and 6.5, also there is no tier 4/5 drops in planet like there was in mobilization.

  • Got No Coin
    Got No Coin
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    Joined Sep 2013 Posts: 421
    Since virtually nothing is dropping from the fleets and it is all in the store, can we expect the the crafting boxes will actually have something we need in them, or will they all be junk like in the past with rarely a pattern or core?
  • dom.friant
    dom.friant
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    edited 14 Nov 2017, 8:54PM

    @SEAL Corps1 said:
    I'm curious why the ARs is on the upper end of the level spectrum, when the BRs should be harder. Is that intended or a mistake? 

    Kixlogic because the AR cause more dmg than BR, AR has the homing plasma

    My thoughts exactly. People complain about the axis fleets, but that homing plasma that can literally go around and hit your ships from behind is the only time I've actually said "BS" to my screen all the time I've played this game... I can't believe there wasn't a 44 page rage thread about that lol

    Only thing I wanted to see was Paladin crafting. Disappointed.

    Yeah me too. I'm half way through mk5 on one and thanks to the harmonic agility credit I've got a 2nd one now at mk2 that needs upgrades. 

    I can definitely use the guardian upgrades in light of the blank one we got in that smash and grab.
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  • RaniRahn
    RaniRahn
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    Joined Sep 2015 Posts: 1,334
    Well. This is another fail for kixeye. What everyone expected would have been box drops from fleets not crafting boxes in the shop. This was bad idea in the first place and you doing this again??? Are there any brains left at the kixeye? I was exited that i can finally farm exactly that grafting boxes what i need and as much as i want. Now i dont even know if i farm anything on this event.
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  • BatteryChucker
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    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 406
    So I'll re-ask this here:

    @CM Chris  Where can I get a Supressor mark 4 pattern without having to pay for it?  Thanks!
  • AngelOfVerdun
    AngelOfVerdun
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    edited 14 Nov 2017, 8:58PM
    ipevac said:
    So comparing this to the mobilization that is being replaced.

    - The targets are lower level with less payouts
    - The crafting is more restricted ( with only one class per event, we have to wait 6 months and even then for things like a carrier you have to wait a year to get mk5 done )
    - There are almost no drops from the event fleets

    I'm really struggling to see how this event is an improvement over mobilization.
    There is no improvement and there was no need for separated/Tier based crafting events for crafting boxes.
    Mobilization was good.

    You are right, everyone will have to wait a very long time to get anything crafted.

    So with this new format, we would be able to Mk up only 1 single ship every six months.
    Cruisers.
    Cutter.
    Battleships
    Destroyers.
    X
    Carrier

    Wow, 1 ship every month based on that month's crafting store.

    Maybe they will shorten other events to add 2 Alien Strikes a month, then again.... in return... we all would suffer from other shorter events and no rest/break/repair time between events. 
  • Gary Pollock
    Gary Pollock
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    @Got No Coin said:
    Since virtually nothing is dropping from the fleets and it is all in the store, can we expect the the crafting boxes will actually have something we need in them, or will they all be junk like in the past with rarely a pattern or core?

    Guardians boxes will be pattern pieces, punishers will be pot luck getting a pattern

  • Aletheides
    Aletheides
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    So I'll re-ask this here:

    @CM Chris  Where can I get a Supressor mark 4 pattern without having to pay for it?  Thanks!
    If they follow the hull release schedule and mirror it with Alien Strike then:
    Crusiers - November 2017
    Cutter - December 2017
    Battleship - January 2018
    Destroyer - February 2018 
    X - March 2018

    You will be able to get a box for suppressor Mk4 pattern in March 2018.
    Now, if u actually get a pattern from the Mk4 box is another question.....
    We will have tier 7 by then too. Remember that tier 6.5 (axis) was made a .5 because it was seen as "just a minor step up from xeno". Tier 7 will be a major step up compared to Axis so i fully expect all my fleets to be obsolete faster next season no matter that i havent managed to craft for most of them. Im not sure how i feel about that.
  • CM Chris
    CM Chris
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 2,536
    Addressing a few pieces of feedback:

    - No Classic Alien Targets? Our original design intention with these activities did include classic Alien targets, which is why it was mentioned when we first surfaced the idea to the community. However, as I'm sure you're tired of hearing me mention, these activities (and all elements of game design in general) are subject to change from when they're first announced. It was decided that Classic targets would not be included and we would stick with Ancient faction targets for the time being.

    - Frequency and availability of content in these strikes? We are going to try to get to the point where we're running these events more frequently than once a month. Strikes, Time Token RIOT, and Civil War are all supplementary activities to main events (Monthly Event, Decimation, and upcoming Alliance War), so as much as we can get these activities recurring and a part of the regular 'grind target schedule', the better. We are working on that.

    Frequency and availability of content in these strikes? Associated with that previous point, not all hulls will have their own separate strike. I believe Cutter and Destroyer will be lumped together, as will Carrier and Specialist. This means that hull contents should cycle around more frequently.
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  • Got No Coin
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    OK. And so what about the content or more likely lack thereof in the boxes. We've been down this road before. Why should I spend time trying to get all 10 boxes of a particular level and end up with parts, armaments and so much res I can hold it all?

    Are these boxes going to be as worthless as those in the past?
  • CM Chris
    CM Chris
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    OK. And so what about the content or more likely lack thereof in the boxes. We've been down this road before. Why should I spend time trying to get all 10 boxes of a particular level and end up with parts, armaments and so much res I can hold it all?

    Are these boxes going to be as worthless as those in the past?
    There's 20 boxes in there now, as you'll notice in the briefing, but the drop rates for those boxes are all the same as they have been.
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  • AngelOfVerdun
    AngelOfVerdun
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    edited 14 Nov 2017, 10:14PM
    CM Chris said:
    - Frequency and availability of content in these strikes? We are going to try to get to the point where we're running these events more frequently than once a month. Strikes, Time Token RIOT, and Civil War are all supplementary activities to main events (Monthly Event, Decimation, and upcoming Alliance War), so as much as we can get these activities recurring and a part of the regular 'grind target schedule', the better. We are working on that.
    So if you run more than 1 Alien Strike a month...
    WIll that lead to:
    1) Concurring overlapping events?
    2) Shorter events like Decimation?
    3) Even fewer hours gap between events? (aka no time to repair our fleets in-between events)


  • kurdishsad
    kurdishsad
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  • Uwrekd
    Uwrekd
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    20 of each dual resistor?

    Thank you...
  • AngelOfVerdun
    AngelOfVerdun
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    edited 14 Nov 2017, 9:44PM
    So I'll re-ask this here:

    @CM Chris  Where can I get a Supressor mark 4 pattern without having to pay for it?  Thanks!
    If they follow the hull release schedule and mirror it with Alien Strike then:
    Crusiers - November 2017
    Cutter - December 2017
    Battleship - January 2018
    Destroyer - February 2018 
    X - March 2018

    You will be able to get a box for suppressor Mk4 pattern in March 2018.
    Now, if u actually get a pattern from the Mk4 box is another question.....

    Update:

    CM Chris said:
    Frequency and availability of content in these strikes? Associated with that previous point, not all hulls will have their own separate strike. I believe Cutter and Destroyer will be lumped together, as will Carrier and Specialist. This means that hull contents should cycle around more frequently.
    Based on what Chris said:

    Crusiers = November 2017
    Cutter + Destroyer = December 2017
    Battleship = January 2018
    Carrier + X = February 2018


    You will be able to get a box for suppressor Mk4 pattern in  March  February 2018.
    Now, if u actually get a pattern from the Mk4 box is another question..... (Same drop rate as before)


    I do not see a way for more than (1) Alien Strike event will ever fit into a month, especially with other new events being added into the month. (Unless all other events are cut short)
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