Official Dark Tide Discussion (Merged Thread)

  • Capt_Spiffy
    Capt_Spiffy
    Potential Threat
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 82
    ParagonD said:
    Thanks for nothing with this raid. I'm a lvl 70 - but haven't played for a while, most of the lvl came from the days when the DN-X and MC-X were still good hulls. Now with a MASSIVE points penalty for being a higher level, the raid's not worth playing at all.
    I know I'm not the only one in the same situation as players come back to the game after taking a break.

    Was hoping to grind it out for something reasonable, but I'll take the weekend off - thanks again for nothing. If you're going to limit the points so drastically, at least lower our levels based on the hulls we actually have......................may as well start again the way the game is now.

        Heck, I'm a level 78 and I have 3 fleets to be repaired for a total of 11 hours and all I have is 152K..... I also would have liked to see last raids configuration used. But Kixeye knows best. I won't coin so I guess I will go to the sidelines for the weekend..... IMO Kixeye is overestimating the players ability to spend money coining..... I'm betting my sector won't hit the sector bonus for the whole raid. Off to play Clash of Kings for the weekend..... stay safe everyone and good luck !


    Just remember..... you can either help Uncle Jack off the horse.... or Help Uncle jack off the horse...... your choice !
  • Ayakashi-Raven
    Ayakashi-Raven
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 208
    I don't get the releasing ships mechanic at all.  Someone please help me understand this.

    If you look at the screen capture from the briefing, it seems fairly obvious what building you have to destroy to release the ships is the one with the large exclamation mark.  In fact, the briefing says this very thing.



    But, I've done Siege 2 and Siege 3 and both are the same.  The pic below is from Siege 3.  Notice how the building to release the ships is *itself* enshrouded?  I've sailed a fleet right next to those buildings and no buildings are damaged and no ships are released.



    How, exactly, does this mechanic work?
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  • The god King
    The god King
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 883
    you have to hit the main outpost looking building first

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  • Jennyfaye
    Jennyfaye
    Greenhorn
    Joined Nov 2013 Posts: 4
    Clear a path for the forsaken fleet.  Wait 3 1/2 minutes while it takes it's sweet **** time getting out of the battle, you know 3 1/2 minutes per map that you should be spending hitting other maps.  Finnish the map and notice that you took double damage from last Raid but to compensate, only a quarter of the points.  Yipee!  Way to go KE.  I'm done.
    The rescue is just a BS way to get you to WASTE time.  'Cuz you know.  This is supposed to be a game about time management.   :/
  • Ayakashi-Raven
    Ayakashi-Raven
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 208
    you have to hit the main outpost looking building first

    Ah I see. The big, unmarked building that shows no weapons or other relation to the target.  Check.

    Thanks
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  • Zech hall
    Zech hall
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 129
    Diffuculty is tough and i got tough damage in number 5 cause how close the guy was
  • Jeremy_F88
    Jeremy_F88
    Greenhorn
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 23
    Im going to make this short and sour. lol  Worst raid for me ever,Im done for this raid hope kix wakes up when they see they didn't gain nothing from this raid. I hate it, Low point's for damage taken.And why make it where we can hit strike, and get less point's if your over lvl 59, 700 k is all ready a big loss from 2 mill why lower it to 280 k if  your lvl is over 59 ?
  • Dare_Devil1
    Dare_Devil1
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 1,595
    Doing Siege campaign atm. In my opinion Doom, the fast mover reavers and their 3 minion GB's do way too much damage.
    In the history of Reaver raids, Never have they outputted so much firepower.  Siege is doable with tactics,  byt those reaver fast movers are
    an insult. 

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  • wulfgarXKW
    wulfgarXKW
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 565
    this game doesn't have a chance for redemption 
  • monion
    monion
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Mar 2015 Posts: 188
    biggest complaint i have is the reaver javelins  in the strike and recon campaigns. if they weren't there i would have a chance in this raid.
    Us non-coiners should stick to the PVE part of the game because the only people who play PVP are the coiners. Which makes It look like you brought a squirt gun to a nuke fight.
  • TheTomsk
    TheTomsk
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jun 2014 Posts: 267
    If you kill all the buildings and enemy fleets and then free the foresaken fleets it just stops and you dont get credited for freeing the people!
  • trojan66
    trojan66
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Apr 2011 Posts: 3,252
    the new targets are a joke and there is no strategy to them, you cant prep with subs, and the whole time you are being bombarded by 4 of the super meteor turrets. The old campaigns were way better than this crap
    :)
  • destroyU0
    destroyU0
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    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 288
    hmm, strike pays out 36% of it's original payout for those level 60 and above.
    And is considerably harder since now there are long range reaver javs in them.
  • Ralh3
    Ralh3
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 634
    Imagine how i feel, spent last 7 weeks on building getting subs ready
  • Smoky420
    Smoky420
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 269
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
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  • kixeyeuser_1407999914955_1587037354
    kixeyeuser_1407999914955_1587037354
    Greenhorn
    Joined Aug 2014 Posts: 7
     I am still to figure Kix math   raid half repair times but my mercs are killed  and any other time it is 3.8 hours to repair  but destroyed during raid and it is 3 hours to repair they have no armor  and nothing equipped that adds armor  strange math you use   MY SCX fleet total destroy out side raid  6h 15 m to repair  during raid not even at 50% damage  are at 2h 20 m repair  nice math

  • Joebrown
    Joebrown
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 1
    Ok I like to know who or if at all you guys tested out the so called Recommended Darktide Recon on a fresh new to the game account. Cause I for one even with another new player step into it and was sunk so fast game was still moving forward as we sank to the bottom of the sea
  • ThreeEyedCrow
    ThreeEyedCrow
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 302

    I think it is very telling of where this game and the audience is that despite the fact that a game changing weapon and ship are available at reasonable prices, people are still quitting left and right.

  • Loco266
    Loco266
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 5,725

    @damien.p.clarke said:
    Specialist aka Specs said:


    Benjar1981 said:

    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh

    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.

    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?

    You're level 63. The briefing clearly says there is a point reduction for doing campaigns lower level than you. Strike is the <60 campaign.

    I'm starting to understand Magic Bunny's perspective...
  • Specialist aka Specs
    Specialist aka Specs
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 9,395
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
    It is because you are over the level of the Strike :) You are not going to get the max points because of that. You are looking at about 440K I think others have said. You could help a lower level with theirs and see if you get 500K for the fleets that way.

    Did you really think you should get 1.2 million points for instant repair?
  • Toy Jun Kie
    Toy Jun Kie
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 1,259
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
    It is because you are over the level of the Strike :) You are not going to get the max points because of that. You are looking at about 440K I think others have said. You could help a lower level with theirs and see if you get 500K for the fleets that way.

    Did you really think you should get 1.2 million points for instant repair?
    Instant repair what game are you freaking playing. 12 hrs of repairs for 5 targets for that bullcrap 440k points because I don't have hundreds of dollars to piss away buying my fleets / refits / repairs every month .

  • Specialist aka Specs
    Specialist aka Specs
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 9,395
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
    It is because you are over the level of the Strike :) You are not going to get the max points because of that. You are looking at about 440K I think others have said. You could help a lower level with theirs and see if you get 500K for the fleets that way.

    Did you really think you should get 1.2 million points for instant repair?
    Instant repair what game are you freaking playing. 12 hrs of repairs for 5 targets for that bullcrap 440k points because I don't have hundreds of dollars to piss away buying my fleets / refits / repairs every month .

    Subs? enforcers with cryo? D55-Z v2/kodiak? arbalast on scx/crusader?
  • destroyU0
    destroyU0
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 288
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
    It is because you are over the level of the Strike :) You are not going to get the max points because of that. You are looking at about 440K I think others have said. You could help a lower level with theirs and see if you get 500K for the fleets that way.

    Did you really think you should get 1.2 million points for instant repair?
    That's what I've been doing for literally the past three raids.

  • Specialist aka Specs
    Specialist aka Specs
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 9,395
    destroyU0 said:
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
    It is because you are over the level of the Strike :) You are not going to get the max points because of that. You are looking at about 440K I think others have said. You could help a lower level with theirs and see if you get 500K for the fleets that way.

    Did you really think you should get 1.2 million points for instant repair?
    That's what I've been doing for literally the past three raids.

    Yes, but you graduated to level 61 since the last one :) 

    So, you are in the same boat we are. 440K (roughly) for a strike now. 
  • destroyU0
    destroyU0
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 288
    destroyU0 said:
    Kinda curious as to why the tower outside my base says strike is worth 700K yet im 3 targets in and at 90K.  I guess the last two are gonna be worth a lot....smh
    700K is the bonus you get when completed, then you get some as you do the targets. Right now, you are at 790K when completed, not counting the last two, might get 900K for each completion. Meaning you need 6 of them to get the weapon pretty much.
    VERY ANGRY ABOUT THE STRIKE CAMPAIGN it is supposed to give 500k damage points and 700k completion bonus WHY DO YOU NERF THE POINTS FROM EVERY SINGLE PREVIOUS STRIKE CAMPAIGN !?!?!?!     IT EVEN SAYS 700K IN THE RELAY TOWER, BUT ONLY GIVES WHAT THE CAMPAIGN LIST STATES = 280K... DID I MENTION I'M ANGRY ABOUT THIS!?!?!?
    It is because you are over the level of the Strike :) You are not going to get the max points because of that. You are looking at about 440K I think others have said. You could help a lower level with theirs and see if you get 500K for the fleets that way.

    Did you really think you should get 1.2 million points for instant repair?
    That's what I've been doing for literally the past three raids.

    Yes, but you graduated to level 61 since the last one :) 

    So, you are in the same boat we are. 440K (roughly) for a strike now. 
    Yep, what sucks is that strike is no longer instant repair either (each section leaves me with 2-3 extra minutes).
    I can do siege for 14 coins with grease monkeys, or elite with 15, pretty expensive.
    If I wanted to do a selfish raid, it is doable, but my goal this time around was to help others get the new stuff :(.
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