Spectator Mode

  • Ralph-White
    Ralph-White
    Potential Threat
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 95
    They should restrict it to friends being able to view battles. Why should good players who have spent ages honing their skills at battles suddenly have their tactics revealed to anyone????
  • Paul Webster
    Paul Webster
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2011 Posts: 112
    Personally as long as there is no additional degration in lag I think this is a great idea.

    Come on guys if they are within 5 levels of you they can see your base lay out with just a gunboat, if they are not within 5 levels why are you worried. But I would think it great to come online and be told how someone broke my base whilst I was offline or to be able to tell a friend where his base failed. Would make for a lot more improvements in the game.

    Fleet battles I wouldn't even bother watching, anyone that is good at the game knows that one tactic won't win every FvF battle and you need to adapt dependent on what the other player has in his fleet. The only advantage I see here is being able to see how damaged the enemy fleet is when you are waiting for them outside the battle.

    The announcement feature I think is really bad, if a sector works well they will spot an attack and respond, but having the system do it for them means no one needs to be so attentive anymore.
  • Tortuga1
    Tortuga1
    Greenhorn
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 13
    how about having a replay option..so when your base gets attacked when you are offline you can view it when you are online?
    i think that would be really helpful in fixing flaws in your base.
  • Roorider
    Roorider
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 21
    The spectator ability will be great as this can also be used to mentor smaller players on their strategies as well as the ability to see how the "big" guns do it too. I dont think I am overly keen on the battle announcement in proximity to your base as this will then give sector alliances a heads up that it is happening, even when they are a little slack and not particularly watching.
  • Rasta
    Rasta
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 115
    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!
  • Ip_Dark_Reaper
    Ip_Dark_Reaper
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 366
    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.

    Sounds fun i'd love to see people attacking in bases without them needing to record it.
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  • morpheous
    morpheous
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 63
    CptDread wrote: »
    Epic!!!!!!
    Question: Can you view battles in other sectors?

    Duct tape can fix a great many things, but i doubt it can fix that question :rolleyes:
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  • Pete W
    Pete W
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 15
    And Socialism comes to Battle Pirates. Got a great base? Now you'll have to let anyone copy it for free,without putting any work in themselves, and without any loss. Great FvF tactics? You have to share! After all, why should anyone get ownership to anything they've worked/ paid for, without sharing it with everyone else?
  • la818
    la818
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 370
    i think this feature is going to be awesome, but you should set it up to were we can only see our friends battle and only our friends can see ours, i think this will keep it balanced :D
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  • Ikillevil
    Ikillevil
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 368
    Awesome feature!

    Now if only we could archive the battle videos from within the game...

  • Lohkar
    Lohkar
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 109
    Don't know if this is in the thread yet but this could add another feature to the game. You can have 2 players battling and the winner gets a prize, and the size of that prize is determined by how many people watched that battle.
  • kwelname
    kwelname
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 521
    Awsume -no more scouting.. All base designs will be well known to all!
  • RAMPAGE-NBK
    RAMPAGE-NBK
    Potential Threat
    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 30
    I love this. You can now see what the foe has on his fleets so you know what fleet to send in.
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  • Del_T
    Del_T
    Greenhorn
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 17
    If a couple of guys are having a battle & there are spectators this would be great,
    But what happens if half the sector want to look in & it then starts to lag which is
    often the case anyway even without spectators ...
  • Rene Jantschik
    Rene Jantschik
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 62
    will we also be able to watch the battle on your base when ur not online? i mean to rewatch it to see how the player did his tactic on your base? that would be great if that were possible...
  • Flo
    Flo
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 8,586
    will we also be able to watch the battle on your base when ur not online? i mean to rewatch it to see how the player did his tactic on your base? that would be great if that were possible...

    Would require too much server space...ask your friends to record it once this feature is out
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  • rodd
    rodd
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    Joined May 2011 Posts: 54
    Great Idea we have wanted for a Long time :),Dont like the announcement/Alarm system to bases near you though!,making it harder again to come out of as Base without having 5-6 Pirates on you ?.good idea without Alarm-bad idea with..
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  • Mark LaBrant
    Mark LaBrant
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 137
    For those of us that are offline when we are attacked, can we view the attack(s) that occurred on our base to better improve our base?
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  • Sprouts
    Sprouts
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    Joined Nov 2010 Posts: 3,716
    Pete W wrote: »
    And Socialism comes to Battle Pirates. Got a great base? Now you'll have to let anyone copy it for free,without putting any work in themselves, and without any loss. Great FvF tactics? You have to share! After all, why should anyone get ownership to anything they've worked/ paid for, without sharing it with everyone else?

    Got a great base now? Sure, tell everyone and post pics up for people to see and they can copy it for free! But do they? Nope. They like their own design ideas better. Even the ones who start out making a copy will add tweaks to it depending on what turrets they have.

    Got great FvF tactics now? Sure, show people videos of your fleets in action, and they can make the exact same fleets and do the exact same thing for free. But do they? No. It takes a long time to make ships, and they like their own configuration ideas better.

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  • mastermark
    mastermark
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 11
    i think if they want to see my fleets they should battle me not peek to see what kind of fleet to send at the one i am batling with, then what is the purpose of the flag ship showing on the map & having the unkown until attacked, may as well show all the ships in the fleet on the map of every one as it floats by. same thing, " hey i have skimmer & DN FF HH battle ship in other slots" well i guess i dont want to hit that with my Levi's.... :P
  • NUTS
    NUTS
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 1,552
    Nice
    reckon this be a great addition
    not just to see bases - can do fleet tpurnements and view them
  • numb NUTZ
    numb NUTZ
    Potential Threat
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 45
    It should be only with permission by the player in the attack. I may not want "JOE BLOW" to see me battle.
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  • No..Beard
    No..Beard
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    Joined Jun 2010 Posts: 3,791
    How about:
    an opt in / out toggle?

    If I want to hide my battles from the unwashed mob, I can, or let them see it if I choose.

    Restricting it to alliance partners would be handy too.

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  • iwrk4dedpr
    iwrk4dedpr
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    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 887
    Totally cool!
  • Hellspawn
    Hellspawn
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 988
    At first, I was happy with this idea, but then, after reading some, I agree with the fact that it should be controlled by the attacker... No reason a waiting player should be able to see what weapons you are using and be able to send an appropriate counter fleet.
  • Gary White
    Gary White
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    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 268
    Great Idea, Modifications to this idea could include but not limited to:

    1: Make it where a player can decide if someone can join spectate mode on their battles. IE On/Off switch.
    1a: Some players want people to learn their techniques and everything the hard way.
    1b: When many people try to connect to the same battle, players on slower connection speeds would be forced to deal with lag when someone joins. (Proven with the Base Invaders Event, My lag was 0 when I went solo on a Draconian Outpost, Each extra player that joined the lag got worse and worse)

    2: I am not in favor of the alert system when someone is attacked around you.
    2a: As it is already, even when attacking an offline base (where a player cant yell in comms for help) There are already tons of people that will be waiting outside to get a cheap-shot at your fleet, this would make that problem 10x worse.
    2b: Not having this system adds a nice aspect to the game, People having to be alert of their surroundings. A Pirate that is not alert of their surroundings is a dead pirate.
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  • Cyanide Sandwich
    Cyanide Sandwich
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 1,140
    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.

    i think it is an okay idea, however, i feel that if you are hitting an enemy's fleet, their friends can view what type of weapons/ ships your using and send a fleet over to combat that better
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  • Pirate_Steve
    Pirate_Steve
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 1,952
    How about:
    an opt in / out toggle?

    If I want to hide my battles from the unwashed mob, I can, or let them see it if I choose.

    Restricting it to alliance partners would be handy too.


    Gary White wrote: »
    Great Idea, Modifications to this idea could include but not limited to:

    1: Make it where a player can decide if someone can join spectate mode on their battles. IE On/Off switch.
    1a: Some players want people to learn their techniques and everything the hard way.
    1b: When many people try to connect to the same battle, players on slower connection speeds would be forced to deal with lag when someone joins. (Proven with the Base Invaders Event, My lag was 0 when I went solo on a Draconian Outpost, Each extra player that joined the lag got worse and worse)

    2: I am not in favor of the alert system when someone is attacked around you.
    2a: As it is already, even when attacking an offline base (where a player cant yell in comms for help) There are already tons of people that will be waiting outside to get a cheap-shot at your fleet, this would make that problem 10x worse.
    2b: Not having this system adds a nice aspect to the game, People having to be alert of their surroundings. A Pirate that is not alert of their surroundings is a dead pirate.

    +1's
  • Peter Duro III
    Peter Duro III
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    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 165
    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.

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  • HammerU
    HammerU
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    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 8
    flippin SWEEEEET!!!

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