Whether you like the change or not there is no denying that the Tuesday update has has a dramatic effect on the whole game. Whether you were able to use the thing they removed or not either way you are feeling the effects now.
The seas are very quiet, base hits have dropped dramatically, yes they still happen but no where near the level they were at. Dredges are just being left alone where before they were all snapped up in a very few minutes.
The problem that everyone is complaining about as far as i can see is build and repair times.
So lets look at build times; first I would take out the base build time for a hull altogether, those 10 to 15 days just to start the build would be gone. So now you would only wait for the component times. Your 25 day build time would come down to 14 days 18 hours or so for a hellhound, so there would still be scope for the long build but you also have scope to build something and get it out on the sea in short time. Everybody building a fleet would benefit. Look a a vindi a 15 day build would drop to 10 days. You ca see the difference with every hull. his should knock about two fifths of the time off all builds or there abouts.
And lets face it shorter builds are easier to stomach than the long builds if you want to coin.
That's not the complete answer but it would go a long way to bridging the gap.
The next would be to change the repair modifier so that no single hull takes more than 2 hours to repair. This would prob mean changing most hulls repair modifier to 50% of the current value. This should enable people to spend less downtime and also encourage a little coining to get those fleets back out there.
The alternative; well that would be
- leave the game as is and hope it does not die
- change the value of the coin so 1 coin gives an hour speed up or more
- let us know what you are thinking of doing to address the issue Kixeye.
Your thoughts people?
Would these changes entice you back into the game?
Do you have an idea to improve things and bring you back into the game?
Try to be constructive and not negative, please try not to bash other pirates ideas. If we can give options to Kix then we may effect change.