Rampage Reports 7/20 - Live Q&A at 2pm PDT - Updated with Video Link

CM Major_Rampage
CM Major_Rampage
KIXEYE Community Manager
Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 1,257
edited 20 Jul 2018, 11:28PM
At 2PM PDT today our New Lead Game Designer WrongThinker, and Game Designer Robot will be on our live stream Rampage Reports. They will be answering your questions live.

We will be streaming live on the Battle Pirate's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/battlepirates/

You can ask any of your questions here,  and we will also be taking questions from the chat.

*Updated* Link for Video:  https://www.facebook.com/battlepirates/videos/2073039972717878/
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  • Aipaloovik
    Aipaloovik
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 89
    1. when is the mc plate 3 going to be released we have been getting teased by it for several weeks now with no conformation about it's release date at least tell us if it will be a fm prize raid prize or bounty prize?

    2.Why it is that every time a feature is released there is ALWAYS issues with it ?

    3.Why do you feel the need to increase the difficulty of the raids every month after the raid has started? (yeah we notice)

    4.Moving forward do you intend to incorporate players desires into the game or just stay on the current path?


    Aipaloovik

  • Milo-Ant
    Milo-Ant
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Oct 2017 Posts: 1,172
    1. when is the mc plate 3 going to be released we have been getting teased by it for several weeks now with no conformation about it's release date at least tell us if it will be a fm prize raid prize or bounty prize?

    2.Why it is that every time a feature is released there is ALWAYS issues with it ?

    3.Why do you feel the need to increase the difficulty of the raids every month after the raid has started? (yeah we notice)

    4.Moving forward do you intend to incorporate players desires into the game or just stay on the current path?


    had to do the dislike simply because of the MC3 plate, we don't need new OP stuff, we already have that weekly

  • Samdalore
    Samdalore
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 8
    1.) Are we going to start getting previews of raid targets and ships 
    2.) Can we get a recommended build for the Raids and ways to minimize the total damage accrued? (12 coin per 10 mil in the raid is kind of ridiculous)
    3.) Build times for ships is outrageous! (yea i know its a statement but i think all Captains feel the same)
  • dragoon25
    dragoon25
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 51
    1. will general ship tokens ever come back in the raid?
    2. Can you create a system that allows us to make a custom pathway by  first manually driving in a target and saving it after it is completed so that should we want to auto the same target for whatever reason the AI will just use the custom pathway that was saved instead of the default pathway.
    3.Since it looks like we will have to keep refitting garrison ship(s) with builds that will most likely last 3/4 months in high-end targets with reasonable damage, will you reduce the refit,repair and build times for regular garrison ships? I'll understand if you want to leave the flagship as it is.
    4. Why is the hit-down modifier in raids based on player lvl and not the highest tier ship in a fleet that is attacking the target?
    5. Why did you make the top limited prizes only available in the high-end targets with guaranteed shard drops and not allow the low-mid lvl players have a chance at getting the shards in the lower targets(e.g.30-70% chance of get a shard depending on the target you hit).
    6.Will limited blueprints/shards of limited blueprints for stuff other than superhulls become a thing in the future?
    7.Will we get a detailed description on the amount of damage(type of damage from ship/turret and how much, does it do splash damage, any secondary functions on ship/turret, etc) that a future target would do so we can better prepared ourselves for it.

  • michael.west.750
    michael.west.750
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 1,598
    If and when is the guesstimated date for the switch over to html5? Browsers will be switching before the 2020 deadline, so when will kix?

    Will player data transfer over?

    Do you plan to fix or lessen the memory leak?

    Do you plan to lessen the amount of unneeded dung that loads when you load the game. I can post a huge list of that dung, if you need to see just how much is attempting to load.
    .
  • Marco Pole
    Marco Pole
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 49
    Flash is Dead. Why are you putting so much effort into a dead tech?

    Will the new platform be HTML5 and what is the target date for the cut-over?
  • amitkapadia
    amitkapadia
    Greenhorn
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 2

    Since nobody has asked these questions yet, i thought I would chip in.

    1. When will we receive new crews?

    At least half of the current crews are useless with some specialised to certain outdated hulls (e.g Seawolves). It would be a lot better if they were specialised to class (Assault, Garrison...) or faction (e.g Dragon Slayers and Draconian). This would be a very quick fix for some of the less useful crews.

    However, they are getting very stale and need a revamp.

    1. Can we have half repair during Bounty like we do in raids?

    A few Bounties ago, we were lucky enough to receive a global half repair for 48hours I think it was. This instantly made the game a lot more fun. Not just because I could repair my fleets quicker, but because more people were hitting my base. They were able to coin their fleets for cheaper, giving them an incentive to actually go out and enjoy the core aspect of Battle Pirates.

    1. Will we ever see the reactivation of the 'International Sector Chat'?

    I believe this could be a very interesting feature that's already in the game but has been wasted.

    1. When can we expect more R&D objectives?

    They have been maxed out for a long time, like the ISC above, this is a feature that's been wasted.

    1. Are there plans to bring back the arena or the foundry?

    Both of which could be very cool and useful in their own ways but again, they are features that has been wasted. I completely understand if they are being held back to increase game performance or lower the workload of your team. But they do need to be looked at going forwards.

    I would just like to take this time to congratulate you for the great targets in both the raid and the new ones in the FM. Both are interesting and give out decent amounts of damage. Thank you!

  • Death-V
    Death-V
    Greenhorn
    Joined Dec 2017 Posts: 14
    The 105 vxp target have the fireballs at start of battle, are you planning to add them to August Raid ?
    Death_Valley
  • Alpha__Wolf
    Alpha__Wolf
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined May 2015 Posts: 915
    The billion dollar question...

    when/if will we see lower repair times?they are out of control especially on the pve side of the game.

    the 500k question..

    will we ever see less chores?
    TFC Rocks
  • michael.west.750
    michael.west.750
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 1,598
    Any plans to make the game more disabled/unhealthy friendly?

    Like making it so lower end raid targets could be done on auto with mid to top end fleets/tech.
    .
  • Milo-Ant
    Milo-Ant
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Oct 2017 Posts: 1,172

    Since nobody has asked these questions yet, i thought I would chip in.

    1. When will we receive new crews?

    At least half of the current crews are useless with some specialised to certain outdated hulls (e.g Seawolves). It would be a lot better if they were specialised to class (Assault, Garrison...) or faction (e.g Dragon Slayers and Draconian). This would be a very quick fix for some of the less useful crews.

    However, they are getting very stale and need a revamp.

    1. Can we have half repair during Bounty like we do in raids?

    A few Bounties ago, we were lucky enough to receive a global half repair for 48hours I think it was. This instantly made the game a lot more fun. Not just because I could repair my fleets quicker, but because more people were hitting my base. They were able to coin their fleets for cheaper, giving them an incentive to actually go out and enjoy the core aspect of Battle Pirates.

    1. Will we ever see the reactivation of the 'International Sector Chat'?

    I believe this could be a very interesting feature that's already in the game but has been wasted.

    1. When can we expect more R&D objectives?

    They have been maxed out for a long time, like the ISC above, this is a feature that's been wasted.

    1. Are there plans to bring back the arena or the foundry?

    Both of which could be very cool and useful in their own ways but again, they are features that has been wasted. I completely understand if they are being held back to increase game performance or lower the workload of your team. But they do need to be looked at going forwards.

    I would just like to take this time to congratulate you for the great targets in both the raid and the new ones in the FM. Both are interesting and give out decent amounts of damage. Thank you!

    I guess they haven't been asked because:-

    1. most of us don't want new crews, we would rather have targets not tuned to top new crews


    2.cant disagree with this


    3. We already have dead alliance chat for most, dead sector chat for most, opening another chat? hmm I am not so sure


    4. I don't think many would want more R&D to do? I certainly wouldn't ...I seem to think we have WAY TOO MANY CHORES already


    %. Look at top of leaderboard for arena then look at their banned bases....this is why I am so anti BOUNTY
  • Shadows-13
    Shadows-13
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Aug 2016 Posts: 866
    1. we were told a while ago that crews were going to be updated think getting close to a year, with all the new stuff be nice to have crews engineered for the current state of things.

    2. Can the customer support be improved, you know its bad when is commonly said (in my experience) that if you send a ticket just as likely to get help as to be blamed for the problem.
    Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
    -Sun Tzu
  • ogrish
    ogrish
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Mar 2016 Posts: 260

    Since nobody has asked these questions yet, i thought I would chip in.

    1. When will we receive new crews?

    At least half of the current crews are useless with some specialised to certain outdated hulls (e.g Seawolves). It would be a lot better if they were specialised to class (Assault, Garrison...) or faction (e.g Dragon Slayers and Draconian). This would be a very quick fix for some of the less useful crews.

    However, they are getting very stale and need a revamp.

    1. Can we have half repair during Bounty like we do in raids?

    A few Bounties ago, we were lucky enough to receive a global half repair for 48hours I think it was. This instantly made the game a lot more fun. Not just because I could repair my fleets quicker, but because more people were hitting my base. They were able to coin their fleets for cheaper, giving them an incentive to actually go out and enjoy the core aspect of Battle Pirates.

    1. Will we ever see the reactivation of the 'International Sector Chat'?

    I believe this could be a very interesting feature that's already in the game but has been wasted.

    1. When can we expect more R&D objectives?

    They have been maxed out for a long time, like the ISC above, this is a feature that's been wasted.

    1. Are there plans to bring back the arena or the foundry?

    Both of which could be very cool and useful in their own ways but again, they are features that has been wasted. I completely understand if they are being held back to increase game performance or lower the workload of your team. But they do need to be looked at going forwards.

    I would just like to take this time to congratulate you for the great targets in both the raid and the new ones in the FM. Both are interesting and give out decent amounts of damage. Thank you!

    1 - I love this idea for crews.  Some of these are helpful at low levels, but quickly become useless at higher ones.
    2 - Good idea to keep the carnage going longer.  Might want quicker rebuilds on the base too.
    3 - Can't hurt.
    4 - I wouldn't mind this if they cleaned it up.  The SSRBs are so hard to do right now, not sure many folks are doing these anways.
    5 - Never did much in the arena but die, Foundry was useful for awhile, but I think it can be completely done away with due to the updates to the FM to make it easier to catch up.  They just need to keep updating it with catchup hulls.

    And they also really need to update the quests.  They are so woefully out of date.  First couple are useful, but who still uses hammerheads for crying out loud.

  • michael.west.750
    michael.west.750
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 1,598
    Will you find a new way to figure out if a player should get a hit down modifier in raids, not based on level?

    Level means nothing in this game. A lot of players cannot do the top tier raid targets and that includes players over level 100. Base it on fleet/tech strength or something else.

    Level means nothing.
    .
  • michael.west.750
    michael.west.750
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 1,598
    edited 20 Jul 2018, 10:23PM
    Bounty is now more fun than raids. Can we just get rid of raids and just do bounty?
    .
  • Dennis Tower
    Dennis Tower
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Aug 2010 Posts: 103
    on watching the stream i hear 2 devs say things about D6-XM i find it funny that IT DONT EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not in blueprints not in limited not in fragments NOWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! only D5-XM exists at 22min 30 sec repair per sheet instead of the stated 1 second rep time they need to learn the game they claim to know
  • cripple leg dawg
    cripple leg dawg
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Apr 2014 Posts: 336
    thanx for actually posting a link here in the forums this time CR
    any chance of making this a regular post here ,ya know,in the forum of the game you represent

    and i big thank you to mist bp is prolly in order for transcribing your reports 
    many players appreciate his/her efforts

    # thanx mist
  • TheHolsh
    TheHolsh
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 4,519
    thanx for actually posting a link here in the forums this time CR
    any chance of making this a regular post here ,ya know,in the forum of the game you represent

    and i big thank you to mist bp is prolly in order for transcribing your reports 
    many players appreciate his/her efforts

    # thanx mist
    Misty is a her :smile: 
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  • CM Major_Rampage
    CM Major_Rampage
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 1,257
    on watching the stream i hear 2 devs say things about D6-XM i find it funny that IT DONT EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not in blueprints not in limited not in fragments NOWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! only D5-XM exists at 22min 30 sec repair per sheet instead of the stated 1 second rep time they need to learn the game they claim to know
    Which we corrected when we had the wrong information. It is the D6-M Armor with the 1 second repair time.
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  • CM Major_Rampage
    CM Major_Rampage
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Jul 2017 Posts: 1,257
    We also updated the thread with the link to the video:  https://www.facebook.com/battlepirates/videos/2073039972717878/
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  • smartynwa
    smartynwa
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2013 Posts: 137
    Unfortunately, because of the lousy audio, it is impossible to understand everything that was being said.  I know, microphone placement is a challenge, but work on it.  I wasted 10 minutes listening to garbled stuff, loud then soft, then mumbles.  
  • smartynwa
    smartynwa
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2013 Posts: 137
    Bounty is now more fun than raids. Can we just get rid of raids and just do bounty?
    Maybe for you it is better.  But not for the lower and mid level players who got hit and a regular basis for the meager but meaningful points they could get without having to actually attack a significant base.  
  • michael.west.750
    michael.west.750
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 1,598
    I only had one onslaught hull to do bounty with and my base got hit 23 times. I only hit "your opponent" targets and finished with about 120mil points. It was fun, unlike raids, and level had nothing to do with it.
    .
  • DarkMercenary
    DarkMercenary
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Jun 2017 Posts: 1,602
    I only had one onslaught hull to do bounty with and my base got hit 23 times. I only hit "your opponent" targets and finished with about 120mil points. It was fun, unlike raids, and level had nothing to do with it.
    And requires significantly less coin haha. Though I like raids, they take more skill and aren't just click at the back of the base (or at least less than bounty)
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  • john joseph svelnys
    john joseph svelnys
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Nov 2015 Posts: 505
    RAMPAGE removing my post new management new ideas lets remove very old banned discussions was remoxred i guess no manageement new ideas hlds on to their dead and fired compaqny memvers gans as fruitfull fore ever.  company and old players then?
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