Spectator Mode

  • Ollie99
    Ollie99
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 1,175
    Del_T wrote: »
    Ollie
    Refit your subs without armour. Just tube's 2 x 4's & eng3. Then when you die remove all but one from the line up & it will instant repair
    then add another & another till they are all done takes about a minute & a half once you get the hang of it.

    Yeah I know my subs don't have armor thats the point. I could handle the game glitching that caused them to die when taking a simple salvage as long as I could just come right back after fast repairing them. I don't mind if I die battleing due to some mistake I made or distraction that's part of it. It's when my fleets die do to glitches that drives me crazy. I'd use my sws and other fleets more if I wasn't afraid to lose them to glitches alone. Fast repair subs are the only thing that makes playing this game bareable with the all to frequent glitching.
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  • Kevin Dao
    Kevin Dao
    Potential Threat
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 55
    Good call, or any playbacks that you like; for that matter.
  • caribbean girl
    caribbean girl
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 5,964
    please..please make spectator mode for alliance members only.....
    not a normal gal...xoxo
  • edvard of 313
    edvard of 313
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 224
    I like the idea of being able to view 3rd party but not the notifications when raiding bases your already pretty likely to get an ally member of theirs on your tail now if the game tells them it will be guaranteed that there will be a group of their friends on your ****.
  • caribbean girl
    caribbean girl
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 5,964
    dont u even think about it :P

    I'll be watching all of you guys now hehe
    not a normal gal...xoxo
  • bull l61
    bull l61
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    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 37
    i can only say YES YES YES YES the sooner the better
  • Kevin Chong
    Kevin Chong
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    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 34
    woohoo great improvement can't wait to see battles near my base lol
  • Brian Harmon
    Brian Harmon
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    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 100
    great idea, when do you plan to implement this?
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  • I am a Spy
    I am a Spy
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 463
    I personally think it is a bad idea. Especially if someone is peeking your base other people can see what your base has for them. I prefer having people die trying my base. With this it gives other people an advantage they wouldn't have before.
  • Shikabane201
    Shikabane201
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 81
    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.

    NO! I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THIS IDEA! WORST IDEA EVER YOU COULD COME UP WITH! THIS IS A JOKE! THIS WILL RUIN THE GAME!

    For Example: I attack a base, didn't make it. Really strong base. I try again *someone comes along to look at the attack, sees that the base is strong good, hard to penetrate, well he'll just copy that base. That's another Hard base to get in.* *He gets attacked maybe two people look, "Wow he has a good base I'll use his." They copy it, that's 4 base designs that are exactly the same*. NO! This game is about ORIGINALITY! Not copying and pastying. Same with Fleet Vs Fleet. *Dude attacks someone, someone comes along looks at his Fleet design (the winners) and copies it. Then someone looks at his design.... etc....* This game will just be boring.... everyone will be the same..... It's like a poor rpg game where theirs only 1 best armor and 1 best weapon. Everyone will use it cause it's the best!

    GET RID OF THIS IDEA! STUPID! IT WILL RUIN THE GAME!

    PS: EVERYONE THAT LIKES THIS IDEA.... IT'S EITHER CAUSE YOUR SHIP DESIGNS SUCK OR YOUR BASE SUCKS. OR LIKE SOMEONE SAID "Sweet i want to see if my alliance members actually know what they are doing in base attacks hehe." NO GET RID OF THIS STUPID IDEA IT'LL RUIN THE GAME. IT WON'T BE FUN ANYMORE. IT'LL JUST BE PEOPLE ATTACKING EVERYONE WITH SAME SHIP DESIGNS AND BASE DESIGNS..... OH MY GOD WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU THINK OF SUCH A HORRIBLE IDEA. WAIT I KNOW SO PEOPLE WILL SPEND MONEY REFITTING THEIR SHIPS.................................
  • Peter Duro III
    Peter Duro III
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 165
    NO! I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THIS IDEA! WORST IDEA EVER YOU COULD COME UP WITH! THIS IS A JOKE! THIS WILL RUIN THE GAME!

    For Example: I attack a base, didn't make it. Really strong base. I try again *someone comes along to look at the attack, sees that the base is strong good, hard to penetrate, well he'll just copy that base. That's another Hard base to get in.* *He gets attacked maybe two people look, "Wow he has a good base I'll use his." They copy it, that's 4 base designs that are exactly the same*. NO! This game is about ORIGINALITY! Not copying and pastying. Same with Fleet Vs Fleet. *Dude attacks someone, someone comes along looks at his Fleet design (the winners) and copies it. Then someone looks at his design.... etc....* This game will just be boring.... everyone will be the same..... It's like a poor rpg game where theirs only 1 best armor and 1 best weapon. Everyone will use it cause it's the best!

    GET RID OF THIS IDEA! STUPID! IT WILL RUIN THE GAME!

    PS: EVERYONE THAT LIKES THIS IDEA.... IT'S EITHER CAUSE YOUR SHIP DESIGNS SUCK OR YOUR BASE SUCKS. OR LIKE SOMEONE SAID "Sweet i want to see if my alliance members actually know what they are doing in base attacks hehe." NO GET RID OF THIS STUPID IDEA IT'LL RUIN THE GAME. IT WON'T BE FUN ANYMORE. IT'LL JUST BE PEOPLE ATTACKING EVERYONE WITH SAME SHIP DESIGNS AND BASE DESIGNS..... OH MY GOD WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU THINK OF SUCH A HORRIBLE IDEA. WAIT I KNOW SO PEOPLE WILL SPEND MONEY REFITTING THEIR SHIPS.................................

    Your the first person i see here so far that has came up with this, good thinking everyone change their minds now!!! I for one wasnt even thinking of this and i could kick your **** in a flt vs flt i bet.... :P
    Peter Duro III (Headless-Horseman)
    Leader of Horde of Mercenaries
    Level 31

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  • Shikabane201
    Shikabane201
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 81
    Your the first person i see here so far that has came up with this, good thinking everyone change their minds now!!! I for one wasnt even thinking of this and i could kick your **** in a flt vs flt i bet.... :P

    Whats the point of your comment? Trolling as usual? Very creative. Atleast I care about the game I play, as for you it seems you could careless. Whatever makes your stronger right. Not having to work for you base design and fleet designs. yeah you only like skating through life. Thanks Troll, your comment was uesless.
  • DA77
    DA77
    Greenhorn
    Joined Mar 2012 Posts: 12
    Love the idea of watching other battles. I think this will improve the game.
  • GOBB1
    GOBB1
    Greenhorn
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 12
    I can't wait!!
    Your wails of despair feed my soul!!! Winner of EVERYTHING!! LOL
  • Nihilism
    Nihilism
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 513
    Screw other people being able to watch me fight, let me watch an attack on my base when I'm **** AFK..... Since I started playing in June I've been hit while I was actually online to watch it maybe a dozen times, every other hit would take place when I'm not online and can't see wtf they hit me with.
  • Paul Webster
    Paul Webster
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2011 Posts: 112


    PS: EVERYONE THAT LIKES THIS IDEA.... IT'S EITHER CAUSE YOUR SHIP DESIGNS SUCK OR YOUR BASE SUCKS. OR LIKE SOMEONE SAID "Sweet i want to see if my alliance members actually know what they are doing in base attacks hehe." NO GET RID OF THIS STUPID IDEA IT'LL RUIN THE GAME. IT WON'T BE FUN ANYMORE. IT'LL JUST BE PEOPLE ATTACKING EVERYONE WITH SAME SHIP DESIGNS AND BASE DESIGNS..... OH MY GOD WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU THINK OF SUCH A HORRIBLE IDEA. WAIT I KNOW SO PEOPLE WILL SPEND MONEY REFITTING THEIR SHIPS.................................

    It sounds more like your fleets suck so much you don't want people to have better bases maybe the reason you don't want it is because your fleets siuck so bad.

    Firstly how is viewing a base attack any different from scouting a base with a gunboat??
    As long as they don't let the spectator see anmore information than is already shown, ie the defender doesn't get to see the build of the attackers fleets same as the attacker doesn't get to see the base specials in use or the build of the defenders fleet.

    So I think yes it might make for some people that don't belong to an alliance to learn a bit more about base design, but good players should be welcoming that, its far better to have a challenge.

    So all in the spectator mode if implemented correctly is a great idea.
  • Edward_Teach
    Edward_Teach
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Aug 2011 Posts: 166
    NO! I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THIS IDEA! WORST IDEA EVER YOU COULD COME UP WITH! THIS IS A JOKE! THIS WILL RUIN THE GAME!

    For Example: I attack a base, didn't make it. Really strong base. I try again *someone comes along to look at the attack, sees that the base is strong good, hard to penetrate, well he'll just copy that base. That's another Hard base to get in.* *He gets attacked maybe two people look, "Wow he has a good base I'll use his." They copy it, that's 4 base designs that are exactly the same*. NO! This game is about ORIGINALITY! Not copying and pastying. Same with Fleet Vs Fleet. *Dude attacks someone, someone comes along looks at his Fleet design (the winners) and copies it. Then someone looks at his design.... etc....* This game will just be boring.... everyone will be the same..... It's like a poor rpg game where theirs only 1 best armor and 1 best weapon. Everyone will use it cause it's the best!

    GET RID OF THIS IDEA! STUPID! IT WILL RUIN THE GAME!

    PS: EVERYONE THAT LIKES THIS IDEA.... IT'S EITHER CAUSE YOUR SHIP DESIGNS SUCK OR YOUR BASE SUCKS. OR LIKE SOMEONE SAID "Sweet i want to see if my alliance members actually know what they are doing in base attacks hehe." NO GET RID OF THIS STUPID IDEA IT'LL RUIN THE GAME. IT WON'T BE FUN ANYMORE. IT'LL JUST BE PEOPLE ATTACKING EVERYONE WITH SAME SHIP DESIGNS AND BASE DESIGNS..... OH MY GOD WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU THINK OF SUCH A HORRIBLE IDEA. WAIT I KNOW SO PEOPLE WILL SPEND MONEY REFITTING THEIR SHIPS.................................

    I would like to point out the problems with your argument:
    1. When some one has a strong base, people peak at it now anyways, usually with permission some times with out. So if they wanted to they can try and copy it. It just takes time in most cases.

    2. Of course they want some money, coding isn't free. ^_^ Which is why I like making coiners speed repair their ships even if i loose they typically take damage from my fleets, Though I could use some more useful merc fleet weapons, they just kinda feed VXP to other players since I got maelstorm for the seige rockets :/.

    3. This is a good Idea, as if you are off line and a friend see's an attack, they can point out any weaknesses that you missed. Oh, and it might help in "jumping" the attacker, though if they are using a second window or refresh exit method, this is near unlikely but still maybe possible.
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    Wheres SWAG ?

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  • CharlatanUK
    CharlatanUK
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jan 2011 Posts: 255
    jefe wrote: »
    That also assume that the player being attacked is online...and setup in that way. However, that isn't the only issue.

    1) It will act as an alarm bell that a base is under attack nearby
    2) Then allow potential ninjas to see when the attacker is about to exit
    3) Turn a base with one or two flaws into the sector farm
    4) Allow anything that is innovative to be coined by the entire sector
    5) Allow for the entire sector to know what ships someone has in their fleet to bring the appropriate countermeasure

    Jefe has some good points in here - I'm strongly against the alert feature: don't want local ninjas being alerted I'm attacking a base, so they can see I'm using, let's say, a mortar fleet, and how destroyed I am, and bring perfect fleet to destroy me after base attack.
    To a lesser extent, the thing that ppl can see what you use and just copy is not cool either.

    I believe only the base attacker should be able to allow others to watch. So he can choose who will see it, or eventually pre-define a list, similar to bookmarks, of "people to be warned when I attack a base".

  • KIXEYE Swag
    KIXEYE Swag
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 3,665
    Thanks for all the feedback you provided on the topic. Your opinions have been compiled, filtered and passed on for the developers to read. At this point, the window to help shape the future of this feature has closed, so the thread is now closed as well.
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