8.20 Discussion Thread

  • jzyirek
    jzyirek
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 23
    Any ideas on which items are being removed from FM in order to make sure that I have them.
  • Pirate_L1
    Pirate_L1
    Greenhorn
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 7
    I used to believe the tag line 'run by gamers' not any more. Was always a gamer and proud of being part of an evolving game that stuck the fickle gaming community in the face. Battle Pirates attracts outside of the box and creates passion in a diverse demographic that were never expected to form a community.  I have never understood why you can't take this awesome rarity and run with it...... be organic and see the future. Rather than use the business model of the expendable flash game against us.    
  • B_B..arghh
    B_B..arghh
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 606
    Pirate_L1 said:
    I used to believe the tag line 'run by gamers' not any more. Was always a gamer and proud of being part of an evolving game that stuck the fickle gaming community in the face. Battle Pirates attracts outside of the box and creates passion in a diverse demographic that were never expected to form a community.  I have never understood why you can't take this awesome rarity and run with it...... be organic and see the future. Rather than use the business model of the expendable flash game against us.    

    i am what they call an end gamer , i have brought players into the game i have helped players develop and then they have felt the need to coin ! the last few months i have not recommended one person and have encourage everyone i know to not coin , they have turned a very addictive very enjoyable game into a pain in the rear of a none enjoyable game , in the last 3 months i have coined less than 2 weeks in 2016 ! and have enjoyed it 600% less 
    playing for fun , not for a 2nd job !
  • Charlie Pugwash
    Charlie Pugwash
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 2,576
    Oh, Kixeye...

    WHEN ARE WE GETTING OUR BUCCANEER SKINS FROM THE COOP CAMPAIGN?

    Shouting ends. Complaining will not.
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  • stephenl90
    stephenl90
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 767
    Will the CM please confirm that the 2 Campaigns are exactly as previous and that neither have had their damage output increased. Thank you
  • Shark Attack 167
    Shark Attack 167
    Potential Threat
    Joined Dec 2012 Posts: 27
    Will the CM please confirm that the 2 Campaigns are exactly as previous and that neither have had their damage output increased. Thank you
    chance are they did increase on purpose i wouldnt doubt it being harder:P
    Shark Attack 167
  • Carlos_DaPoof
    Carlos_DaPoof
    Master Tactician
    Joined Mar 2018 Posts: 2,098
    Why shouldn't Kix cater to those that pay to keep this game alive? If you spend big bucks on something, don't you wan't to be catered to by the seller?
    Who says they aren't listening to the feedback? There is a difference between listening and actually doing what is asked.  The majority of the player feedback can fall under three main headers (like this one): make the game easier, make the game cheaper & fix the glitches.  They certainly aren't ever going to do the first two, and I think the reason that we don't see any action on the third is because they don't know how.
    I don't really agree that Kix lies or cons players into coining.  I think they rely on the knee-jerk effect that seems so prevalent among players.  The majority of players will spend before they think.  I do it, you do it, everyone does it in the race to have something out first.  I think the number of times we have actually been misled or intentionally lied to as opposed to making a bad knee-jerk decision is a very small ratio.
    If they have taken fun out of your game, you should find another.  That action stands a much better chance of sending your message than ranting in here does.
    Knock yourself out mate, we do not care how much you spend nor how entitled you feel by doing so. Leave the rest of us to our own rantings :)
    Actually, I would be considered a low to moderate coiner - probably the worst off of the bunch (spending money but treated like I don't as opposed to not spending money and treated like I don't).
    I guess I just understand the reality of who is paying the bills here and don't mind if they are "catered" to.  It is their spending, not the total number of players, that keeps this game going.  I can almost see you implying that in your whale moments - not just here, but anywhere - you don't expect preferential treatment? If so, I call bs.
    I didn't say you couldn't rant...I said it was pointless.  It may make you feel better.  It may help you justify your continued loyalty to this game, but it very rarely ever produces constructive results.
    " I see no solid discussion or argument. Just whining and name calling. You pose no reason or logic to back up your position and can't articulate a reason why "
  • Hypersloth
    Hypersloth
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 139
    Will the CM please confirm that the 2 Campaigns are exactly as previous and that neither have had their damage output increased. Thank you
    Hmmm not sure about that. What I am sure about is the fact my Hunters only killed two ships in PP1 of Hydra and died, along with all my interest to even bother trying again...LOL
  • B_B..arghh
    B_B..arghh
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 606
    Why shouldn't Kix cater to those that pay to keep this game alive? If you spend big bucks on something, don't you wan't to be catered to by the seller?
    Who says they aren't listening to the feedback? There is a difference between listening and actually doing what is asked.  The majority of the player feedback can fall under three main headers (like this one): make the game easier, make the game cheaper & fix the glitches.  They certainly aren't ever going to do the first two, and I think the reason that we don't see any action on the third is because they don't know how.
    I don't really agree that Kix lies or cons players into coining.  I think they rely on the knee-jerk effect that seems so prevalent among players.  The majority of players will spend before they think.  I do it, you do it, everyone does it in the race to have something out first.  I think the number of times we have actually been misled or intentionally lied to as opposed to making a bad knee-jerk decision is a very small ratio.
    If they have taken fun out of your game, you should find another.  That action stands a much better chance of sending your message than ranting in here does.
    Knock yourself out mate, we do not care how much you spend nor how entitled you feel by doing so. Leave the rest of us to our own rantings :)
    Actually, I would be considered a low to moderate coiner - probably the worst off of the bunch (spending money but treated like I don't as opposed to not spending money and treated like I don't).
    I guess I just understand the reality of who is paying the bills here and don't mind if they are "catered" to.  It is their spending, not the total number of players, that keeps this game going.  I can almost see you implying that in your whale moments - not just here, but anywhere - you don't expect preferential treatment? If so, I call bs.
    I didn't say you couldn't rant...I said it was pointless.  It may make you feel better.  It may help you justify your continued loyalty to this game, but it very rarely ever produces constructive results.
    i will put money on it 40% of the highest scorers in the raid ie over 200 mil are banned , its a known fact alot of alts with naughty bases are used to prep for alis another 40% of that bracket had ceades and 20% are just looney tunes ! 
    playing for fun , not for a 2nd job !
  • Ice_DS
    Ice_DS
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Dec 2012 Posts: 363
    Will the CM please confirm that the 2 Campaigns are exactly as previous and that neither have had their damage output increased. Thank you
    i did the buccy camp and it was the same damage for me....PP2 used subs 1 mistake, 30 min damage.....PP3 used Hydra's and did it for 10 min repair
  • Carlos_DaPoof
    Carlos_DaPoof
    Master Tactician
    Joined Mar 2018 Posts: 2,098
    Shouldn't the update about the Legion map targets be numbered 8.20.a??
    " I see no solid discussion or argument. Just whining and name calling. You pose no reason or logic to back up your position and can't articulate a reason why "
  • B_B..arghh
    B_B..arghh
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 606
    Shouldn't the update about the Legion map targets be numbered 8.20.a??
    nah 8.19 screw up

    playing for fun , not for a 2nd job !
  • ANT VALENTINO
    ANT VALENTINO
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 141
    “I think piracy is a bit like drinking. You want to stay out all night doing it, you pay the price the next day.” 
    ― Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

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    CM RAMPAGE, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO ADDRESS HOW TERRIBLE, CRAPPY, DISHONEST, THIS LAST RAID WAS, AND LACK OF RESPONSE FROM YOU.......
  • ANT VALENTINO
    ANT VALENTINO
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 141
    zamtik said:
    "30 days of Buccaneer Build Tokens" in the path briefing I just see 10  am i missing something ?

    That has been corrected.  Looks like we had old copy for the event.
    zamtik said:
    "30 days of Buccaneer Build Tokens" in the path briefing I just see 10  am i missing something ?

    That has been corrected.  Looks like we had old copy for the event.
    zamtik said:
    "30 days of Buccaneer Build Tokens" in the path briefing I just see 10  am i missing something ?

    That has been corrected.  Looks like we had old copy for the event.
    zamtik said:
    "30 days of Buccaneer Build Tokens" in the path briefing I just see 10  am i missing something ?

    That has been corrected.  Looks like we had old copy for the event.
    CM RAMPAGE WHY ARE YOU NOT SPEAKING ON THE MASSIVE LET DOWN OF THIS PAST RAID
  • ANT VALENTINO
    ANT VALENTINO
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 141
    kIXEYE--- WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOW TERRIBLE THE RAID WAS AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO TO FIX IT..........
  • ANT VALENTINO
    ANT VALENTINO
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 141
    CM RAMPAGE DO YOUR JOB------OR AT LEAST TRY TO DO YOUR JOB, YOU NEED REPLACED WITH SOMEONE WHO  ACTUALLY HAS A BACKBONE....
  • ANT VALENTINO
    ANT VALENTINO
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 141
    PEOPLEDO NOTE BUY ANOTHER COIN TILL KIX FIXES THIS.............................................
  • TRUCULENT2
    TRUCULENT2
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 2,662
    VvVvVvVvV said:

    So Rampage not addressing the fail of a raid? how pitiful 
    What do you expect him to do? It's not his job to design campaigns or raids or any of the other scenarios we love to hate so much. 

    He gets paid to oversee the volunteer mods, collect and summarise forum postings, act as first level customer support, and try to pacify a howling mob. 

    Since he as to deal with us on a daily basis and is much more in-tune with how players actually feel -- something mgmt will never be, since all they do is look at revenue projections and whether or not the whales are continuing to feed. Odds are, he's embarrassed at what went down, but his job description only allows him to go so far in what he says. He has to follow the company line and say what they tell him to say if he wants to keep his job. Good job when the game is fun and the players are happy.... which hasn't been this game for several years. 

    There is a postal address for the company listed on their web site. If you feel strongly enough about things and don't feel you voice is being heard in forums, you're perfectly free to us postal mail and send your concerns to upper mgmt. Anyone taking the time and effort to do something like that has a good chance of being heard, since it is so rare in these days of e-mail and "likes". But address your concerns to the proper people, don't shoot the messenger. 

    And no, I'm not a fake alias for a KX employee nor a paid astro-turfer. I am tired of how the game gets more and more and more expensive with each set of changes and the price to effectively participate is getting too high. I just wish they'd leave the game alone, stabilize it and let it coast while they focus on getting the HTML5 version ready. Would that be so hard to do? Instead, it looks like they're intent on squeezing blood from stones up until the bitter end. 
    You do have a point, but I think there needs to be some kind of response from Kix and the response shouldn't necessarily come from him. Even though the mods disappeared from the thread after a few dozen angry comments, when they were present they still showed signs of frustration with the damage and sympathy for the struggling community. He has never once tried to "pacify a howling mob" and he has shown no signs of advocating for the player and zero empathy for our concerns. At this point the players need information, first and foremost Should we expect the next raid to follow the path of this one with an uptick in damage? But at least: Are they considering our situation? Are they evaluating data? 

    In the end, he is still the COMMUNITY Manager and he is absent. 
    2 Months ago it was just a finger, then it was two. Last month it was the fist, and last week to the elbow....
  • Arjan Hansen
    Arjan Hansen
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 208
    Can we at least have another Mega TLC, but this time include the Jet engine , etc... still missin that 1 and i could really use it now !

  • Popeye Sr
    Popeye Sr
    Greenhorn
    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 19
    Could we maybe get something other than Defense hull VXP tokens?  I have over 80 banked already.  Could really use some Conqueror VXP tokens or something other than just the defense ones.  
  • Arjan Hansen
    Arjan Hansen
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 208
    So howies nerfed again. Day after raid again.
    You need to learn to math I think. With all the ballistic bonus turrets in and a few maxed, you're not gonna make it past the first turn in any decent base.
    Okay walk me through the math, just how much damage gets through with these new armors? 
    Only the passthrue >.< yh i didnt fall for the howie this raid , 1x 24 hr usage was enough bs for me and see i was right about this at least YAY.... Why dont it feel like a win? >.<
  • HowHigh
    HowHigh
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 967
    roll back the payout in base parts targets ?

    https://corp.kixeye.com/
    Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man,' look retarded, act retarded, not retarded. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not retarded. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Retarded, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't retarded. Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Retarded, no. You went full ****, man. Never go full ****. 
  • kixeyeuser_1375810824263_12234_28846940
    kixeyeuser_1375810824263_12234_28846940
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Feb 2016 Posts: 4,914

    @filmbryan1 said:
    For the love of God! This game is getting beyond ridiculous. I'm sure a few of you are surprised I'm saying this, but come on... Let's breakdown why pvp is getting downright stupid. So kix decided it wanted to monetize pvp. They obviously learned nothing from arena.

         The main problem on the pvp end and why there are these swings back and forth is Kix decided we needed to have a bounty every month aka "seasonal." Well, thanks to that mindset the minute their new tech is introduced a counter needs to be created. Seriously, who would have thought a few years ago that a hull with at least a half a million armor points would melt within a few salvos? if this was an instance where a bounty was every 3 months instead of monthly the counters could be introduced at a better pace, people could have time to see where improvements need to be made. Instead we keep getting this kneejerk response as they try to "fix" the balance. I guess none of this should be a surprise anymore. We have been jerked around with the FM. Remember when in the winter we were flat out lied to about the changes? The last raid was scourge 2.0 on crack for many. We were told last year by our illustrious CM that communication would be top priority and yet that turned out to be a smokescreen while they were altering charged armor build times and such.

         Now for those that haven't seen it. I recommend watching the TFC show that Raiken was recently on. The answer, "I don't know" is repeated so often that I felt like I was watching a politician. There is also a fine moment where the buck is passed onto a certain someone we al know. I usually rip on people that talk about the game dying because we have seen those posts for years and years. However this game has some serious issues and bad-aids will not fix it. Kixeye, suspend all your bell and whistle gimmicks and make an honest effort to repair the game. Now I am having deja vu. It seems this same belief was voiced by liam and the boys two years ago. Have a great day everyone.

    Edit... I needed to not make it look like a jumbled mess so I broke it up a bit there.

    One more thing... you release a new MC armor for more ballistic defense. So what hull with be coming out in the next bounty? Oh a ballistic hull. So we can expect even more ridiculous swings right after this bounty. Kix, you have made PvP a headache for people along the entire gaming spectrum. Just stop.

    I need more Arms and hands for these thumbs ups I must give, can i coin them?

  • Ray_P
    Ray_P
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 2,526
    Nothing to improve tech on Dragons and Mants,   do I need more Buc tokens when I already have about 25?
    Ray_P   


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  • Snaprag
    Snaprag
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Sep 2015 Posts: 540
    edited 16 May 2018, 2:19AM
    So those that tried your failed base parts targets from 4 months of piss poor planning get a free 1d ship build token!? You just found yourself a new F2P player. Yall make changes to the game, cool. Its a 24/7 real time game. Im not bitter about the rep tokens. Just pissed yall are giving away build tokens, to those that were able to play during that time frame. 2 things are to be said by this action. 1st, damage will be reduced, but not by much at all, as you said before, we had last cycle easy and 2ndly, only those that endured your 4 months of failed planning get comp. Look at this last raid. Yall screwed that pooch, yet I spent money, and got no comp for that cluster. Kix, yall better unfuc yerselves, before your wreck yerselves

    Edit: Pic to show, kix has 2 coin left out of me
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