8.24 Summer State of the Game: Players First

  • SIF
    SIF
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    ParagonD said:

    5) Reduce the chore time. Changing the Drac bases was a bad move. Uranium's essental for retrofits etc, and this just makes catching up harder for many players.
    After all, many targets now are geared towards Legendary Fleets or fully retro'd builds.


    Not just retros. Uranium is needed in large quantities for just the basics like upgrading buildings in base, R&D, and the Foundry (the unused place that was sold as where little players could "catch up").

  • montgomery scott
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    I disagree with the statement "players first". Make the raid playable.
  • Ray_P
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    The way you have setup the store is just another example of why you don't get it.   Having to buy a ship you don't want.  You guys really are totally out of focus with your vision of what you think Players want.
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  • CaptSpiffy
    CaptSpiffy
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       I have tried to purchase the 4 "offers" and it doesn't work. I actually called Kixeye and left a message, posted on their Facebook, and in the forum and no response.... come players 1st? Amazing how Kixeye doesn't need the $$$ anymore.... quite a game folks !
  • alex.stanham
    alex.stanham
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    edited 15 Jun 2018, 9:18AM
    you saying fm is to help lower players, i seen for example tridents are not in the fm prizes and to get the sprints you will need them , so nothing is though for players to grown on a decent scale , theres no plan in this game , when the management running the game , dont play and doesnt know a thing of the game ,so , its like an owner of a car wash teaching employees how to use a preasure washer and dont even know how to start it lol , nonsense as always , damage of raid is on the roof , was a good scam bringing first , second and third refits , so we dont need 2 fleets to make raids , we need 1 fleet and then refit them 2 times after building them lol nonsense and i can continue with everything ,game is closing just admit it release a closing date if you already have one , dont think $$ the revenue will increase in this game , a lot of returning players ,already run away and for sure wont return to game again , just dont be afraind and click play and enter the game to check whats going on , raid targets are easy to find , theres very few players playing raid 
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  • xHawkx
    xHawkx
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    Umm I beleive the money first for the Kixeye's book :)
  • alex.stanham
    alex.stanham
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    xHawkx said:
    Umm I beleive the money first for the Kixeye's book :)
    dont think running out of players will bring in money , for any game to recieve money has to be fan and easy for players, and thats not happening in bp right now , so no players, no fun , no money lol 
    DarKCloWn
  • RABBIT1
    RABBIT1
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    The only time they even nodded towards putting the players needs first, was when they where called The Casual Collective. Thats when the likes of Dave Scott and Swag where around.

    Then they changed to Kixeye, and thats when the rot really started to set in, the game went from a pure PvP game into PvP with a small element of PvE, to what we have now.

    The game wouldn't have survived as it was, it needed to diversifier its appeal to draw in new players and maintain interest of the established players. Kix then dropped in to the fact that we tend to want everything now, and so the game started to accelerate its content release, so kix could capitalize on our desire to be the best.

    Now its gotten to the state that we see today,
    Kix wouldn't recognise a truthful statement if it smacked them in the face, and even if they do announce something, it then gets hi-jacked and buggerised into something completely different.
    They flounder from one disaster to the next, and in-spite of that we still keep playing, to varying degree's, not because of what kix does, but because under all of the crap, this game can be still very entertaining, not because of kix in-spite of them.
    Imagine how good his game could be with someone competent in charge.

    The two main architects of the games direction over the course of the recent past, have both now left.

    Does this mean the game will change in both style and content, to the better
    Transfer to Html has been muted as being in development, is this still going to happen
    When will the new GD be announced, and will they be given the freedom to slow the pace and allow the game to develop slower

    We the players need to have faith in you, we need to have our fleets last longer than a few months (yes I no there are some exceptions)
    We need to be able to jump through the various hoops that you throw at us, and be able to not have to spend hours on mundane chores
    We will spend our hard earned cash only if the game is enjoyable and we feel that we are not being forced into a corner to do so
    Please revisit your policy of monitizing every aspect of the game, some times we need to have a win
    The new players and non coining players are equally as important as all coiners, todays new player/non coiner is potentially tommorows whale

    Finally please stop lurching from one exciting new content to the next (in your eyes) and develop the stuff that already in game R+D lvl 31 anybody.  
        
    What me cynical, no, never, maybe!!, well I have been playing kix games for over 3 years.
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  • GroovyDan
    GroovyDan
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 7
    GroovyDan said:
    Fix my dock kix,... so i can at least repair or refitt. 3 days now...cant even coin your mistake... guess no raid for me Your User ID is: 9329429

    Going on a week.Still can't repair anything. no raid for me it seems. fix my dock... User ID is: 9329429

  • GroovyDan
    GroovyDan
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 7
    Mum-Mad said:


    BPHQ - Companion App

    The most recent addition to the Battle Pirates family is Battle Pirates HQ,  the new mobile companion app. Which is available on from the Google Play and iOS App Store.

    Download here:

    Currently the BP HQ allows you to launch fleets and auto targets. This is especially useful for hitting target while on the go.  You can earn Uranium, Titanium, Base Parts, even Event and FM points. You can also access your repair queue at anytime.

    In the next update will be adding a new option where you will be able to manage your fleet from the app.  We have a number of additional features currently planned:

    • World Map Repair and the ability rehit targets

    • Speedup ship build and ship refits

    • Opt-in notifications for completion of ship build and ship refits

    • Base actions (speedup repair, upgrade, etc.)

    • Opt-in notifications completion of build repair, upgrade, etc.

    • Opt-in notifications of your base being attacked

    • Blitz support

    Conclusion

    Battle Pirates deeply appreciates having a enthusiastic player community. Please continue to provide feedback and we will devote our efforts to put “Player First”.

    Discuss Below

    I play via kixeye site, when will we be abble to use the app? For now only FB players can use it.
     be careful..after i used app to try and cancel repairs to a fleet it locked my fleet in a paused repair state ...8 days now i cant repair any fleets....which means now i cant play...i've seen many others with nearly identical problem...


    5 days for me. the exact issue. Use the app at your own risk.i used it once and was cool. second time no good. cant refit healed ships. cant repair anything. User ID is: 9329429

  • CJSII
    CJSII
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    this thread makes me LOL . This summers SOTG is the same load of BS you guys have been promising players for years. 28K and a raid is on.

    Hurry up lads it was 78K this time last year............
    They're calling in Greenpeace...to save the vanishing whales. Greenpeace showed up, looked around, shook their heads sadly, and said it's hopeless....

  • Sputnik001
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    You are really scrapping the barrel again aren't you Kix....

    A competition in the raid - top global players get a caedes......

    I wonder why you are bringing it out??? To me it is screaming last raid was not high on the $$$ intake, so need to try and get some $$$ back by playing to a players greed and want for a hull, and super hull......

    I just hope players realise that that hull although great is restricted and can only do T7 targets, so the players that would be going for it, normally coin anyway so I doubt there will be a huge increase in revenue from this raid compared to the previous....

    The best way for you Kix to get more $$$$ in this raid, ensure that the damage isnt insane like the last raid....

    But again, the players know that you don't listen, so as to your comments please do not expect anyone to be holding their breathe that you are actually going to follow through on ANYTHING that you say you will do....
    You've done well Kix,

    I retract my statement, you know the right amount of heroine, oh hmm incentive to get the whales coining even more - great marketing ploy, you've done well...

    Question to those billion point players, do you already have the caedes? How did you spend on the raid (coin wise) and if you already had the blueprint for it,wuldit have not been cheaper for you to use those coins on building another??

    I guess the old idiom is right, "A fool and his money shall soon be parted"....
  • Visitor77
    Visitor77
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    Has been made a mistake, one word left out: Players' money first...
  • Xcalubur
    Xcalubur
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 1,655
    players leave first before the BP-ship really sinks. I think even price quit quite a bit if I understood a message right

    :pJust think simple: it is still just a game:p
  • WallyFleet RETIRED
    WallyFleet RETIRED
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    "players first" my **** ! Even big coiners are leaving. PvP an PvE are boring at the moment. There is no way you can get that rolling again.
    Goodbye **** game
    I'm leaving you today
    Goodbye,
    Goodbye, all you people
    There's nothing you can say
    To make me change my mind
    Goodbye (inspired by Pink floyd)
  • HowHigh
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    Allow Conquest ship yard to build and refit garrison in new op release perhaps, or another ship yard. 
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  • What about bugfixing for Research and Development? E.g. stuck at level X, with fulfilled requirements?
  • TheHolsh
    TheHolsh
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    CJSII said:
    this thread makes me LOL . This summers SOTG is the same load of BS you guys have been promising players for years. 28K and a raid is on.

    Hurry up lads it was 78K this time last year............
    And that is numbers for the kixeye site, which has multiple forums and games on it, not the players playing battle pirates.
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  • Spider Retired
    Spider Retired
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    edited 17 Jun 2018, 10:03PM
    xHawkx said:
    Umm I beleive the money first for the Kixeye's book :)
    dont think running out of players will bring in money , for any game to recieve money has to be fan and easy for players, and thats not happening in bp right now , so no players, no fun , no money lol 
    Yes Sir, your right on ! Thats whats needed. Keep spending as low as possible or not at all untill theyr numbers show players voice needs to be heard.

    Spider OUT ! LvL 130
  • SIF
    SIF
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 1,385
    edited 17 Jun 2018, 10:21PM
    You are really scrapping the barrel again aren't you Kix....

    A competition in the raid - top global players get a caedes......

    I wonder why you are bringing it out??? To me it is screaming last raid was not high on the $$$ intake, so need to try and get some $$$ back by playing to a players greed and want for a hull, and super hull......

    I just hope players realise that that hull although great is restricted and can only do T7 targets, so the players that would be going for it, normally coin anyway so I doubt there will be a huge increase in revenue from this raid compared to the previous....

    The best way for you Kix to get more $$$$ in this raid, ensure that the damage isnt insane like the last raid....

    But again, the players know that you don't listen, so as to your comments please do not expect anyone to be holding their breathe that you are actually going to follow through on ANYTHING that you say you will do....
    You've done well Kix,

    I retract my statement, you know the right amount of heroine, oh hmm incentive to get the whales coining even more - great marketing ploy, you've done well...

    Question to those billion point players, do you already have the caedes? How did you spend on the raid (coin wise) and if you already had the blueprint for it,wuldit have not been cheaper for you to use those coins on building another??

    I guess the old idiom is right, "A fool and his money shall soon be parted"....
    Short answer, No.

    I'm not a billion point player this month, but it's definitely possible for cheaper than pushing a Caedes through the Shipyard. Points are pretty fast from the 100s set. 2 targets net you 10 mil points, so that's 100 sets for 1 bil points. Seen enough people managing a set for 1 coin each target, IFF their build is perfect and they can drive. Ignoring GMs since it's so many targets over such a long time, that's 200 coins for 1 billion points, with the added bonus of the shards for the specials. Pushing just the bare hull through the SY is 20+ days or about 1000 coins. Add about 10 days or another 500 coins on top of that for weapons and specials.

    If you're doing the targets very well, it's much cheaper paying for the repairs than it would be to just coin up the ship. Of course the former is a gamble. The #6 player (or someone in the 400s with an extra hour) could always spend out their *** off blitzing the #5 player out of that spot in the last few minutes.

  • CJSII
    CJSII
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    edited 18 Jun 2018, 4:56AM
    TheHolsh said:
    CJSII said:
    this thread makes me LOL . This summers SOTG is the same load of BS you guys have been promising players for years. 28K and a raid is on.

    Hurry up lads it was 78K this time last year............
    And that is numbers for the kixeye site, which has multiple forums and games on it, not the players playing battle pirates.
    Really geez thanks for pointing that out :D
    Which goes to show equally happy players in all 3 remaining games. Raid leaderboard would be interesting to view by events end. 
    I'd hazard a guess it's down around the 15-18K mark now. And that's being extremely generous.
    And it still makes me chuckle.......

    They're calling in Greenpeace...to save the vanishing whales. Greenpeace showed up, looked around, shook their heads sadly, and said it's hopeless....

  • Jose Prieto
    Jose Prieto
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 21
    Now Battle Pirates is unplayable, that is what it means customer first for Kixeye. 
    It is a pity, the bad decision of a person that affects many people.
  • Sea_Wolf17
    Sea_Wolf17
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    Joined Aug 2015 Posts: 238
    Current Turrets are not overpowered. They are quite useless and only for show. Mine are maxed with the t7 junk on em even..then still are Garden Gnomes just waiting to get picked off. Give a Player the Pride in Defense and a Player can grow some Sea Legs and Discover the content no one can because Bases Cant ever Defend themselves..hmm
  • Michael Staten
    Michael Staten
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    Joined Jan 2013 Posts: 426
    players will never be first unless they are whales. your game has not been built to players first. the last raid proved that aspect. who ever was willing to spend more money was on top with a grand prize. coop was not issued and you do this constantly. you pretend to care for the player when all you care of is the might dollar. we understand you have to pay the bills but you are making money. being greedy is a different aspect. jerky greedy is different because you want every dime rather then gain the happy smiles of players who will make sure you stay around for years to come but you care of money before players.
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  • gus.hovey
    gus.hovey
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    Joined May 2013 Posts: 232
    players first lmfao now that right there is Total B.S.  !   Lies , Lies , and the lies keep rolling out !!   why i even bother to come on forums to voice my thoughts anymore is beyond me as they never listen anyways  and havent heard us the players in at least 4 years ...   and ive been playing sense sept. 2011 .. at least the first 3 years they did kinda .. but when they stopped all players that dont coin from being able to send tickets showed than that they dont care about the players ..   and it has just snowballed into what crap there is today....   so stop the lies and bs  cause we dont believe it anymore !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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