Would you be interested in these proposed changes to the Forsaken Arena?

  • BigMikeAFO
    BigMikeAFO
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    Joined Apr 2014 Posts: 532
    vxp is the motivating factor, however with the restriction on who you can be matched with according to ranking , active players are finding it difficult to find a match. i put my fleet looking for a match for 2hours and did not get any

  • Xarlequin
    Xarlequin
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    edited 12 Jan 2016, 4:42AM
    This is one of the best ideas I've read in a while. Not only does this allow players to practice driving, but also to test different build setups on different hulls with different weapons. A very very good idea.
    VXP can be gained through other ways, such as monthly VXP raids.
  • HBQUTZ
    HBQUTZ
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    HBQUTZ said:
    Who says nothing is free?Bring it on I say.
    Hmm well one could make the argument that you pay for internet access and the hardware on which you play the game.
    Party pooper! 
  • sliceNdice
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    HBQUTZ said:
    HBQUTZ said:
    Who says nothing is free?Bring it on I say.
    Hmm well one could make the argument that you pay for internet access and the hardware on which you play the game.
    Party pooper! 
    Get an Obamaphone and play BP on that while getting free WiFi at Starbucks?
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  • Total_Rekage
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    So, what is the motivation for players to do battles? If there is no prize, it becomes a waste of time, and while fvf can be fun, you need incentive to duke it out. to smash the other guy.
       
  • sliceNdice
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    So, what is the motivation for players to do battles? If there is no prize, it becomes a waste of time, and while fvf can be fun, you need incentive to duke it out. to smash the other guy.
    I think that's the motivation.
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  • willy.bunker
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    this would be a bad idea in my view as the arena is a skill test,,no repair would just make it a free for all 
  • Angus_B
    Angus_B
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 976
    One has to ask the question,  WHY   its a dead duck as a bp alternative to reduced repair times where players can go and do it for "real" in the game.
    Please remove all gimmicks and get back to "Battle Pirates"
  • piranha007
    piranha007
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    My opinion is forget it , fix the crap that you promised us long ago that has never been addressed or even looked at , cut the repair and build times before adding new crap period!!  That is what the player community wants and needs ive coined my **** of and still you at crook eye want so much more  , fix the game  we have waited long enough !!

  • wulfgarXKW
    wulfgarXKW
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    Rather play neverwinter on xbox 1 then listen to hopes and dreams

  • wulfgarXKW
    wulfgarXKW
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    See ya

  • SandmanX
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    edited 12 Jan 2016, 6:00AM
    Xarlequin said:
    This is one of the best ideas I've read in a while. Not only does this allow players to practice driving, but also to test different build setups on different hulls with different weapons. A very very good idea.
    VXP can be gained through other ways, such as monthly VXP raids.
    It's the Arena, not FaT with toybox - with your OWN fleets. No instant builds, no testing ground.  No VXP to your fleet.. No reason to do it.
  • Mr_Brown_Aye
    Mr_Brown_Aye
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    How about Kixeye pull the plug on the arena and devote those resources to fixing the real problems with the game?

    I don't see Kixeye running the arena for "free" as it will distract players from the parts of the game that aren't free.  I sense another bait-and-switch scenario here somewhere.




  • Charles McClellan
    Charles McClellan
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    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 321
    Fix repair and  build times and the old  bugs  before messing up more of the game
  • THESUPREMEGENTLEMAN
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    I think it's a good idea to lure in a possible free player into Coining. If they get to try out a BEAST fleet in F v F some will eventually want to smash a base with it too. Great opportunity to try what works best on refits before spending $$$$ and wasting time as well. Granted this is an ever changing game of tactics. 

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  • carl.wear.3
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    Dr Klahn said:
    I think it's a good idea to lure in a possible free player into Coining. If they get to try out a BEAST fleet in F v F some will eventually want to smash a base with it too. Great opportunity to try what works best on refits before spending $$$$ and wasting time as well. Granted this is an ever changing game of tactics. 
    Its the Forsaken Arena they are looking at not the FAT, so unless they intend making that toybox like the FAT is; you will only get to play with beast fleets that you already own and have built.
  • Halvar
    Halvar
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    Makes it more like a normal E-sports game. I'd even build a fleet for this specifically.

  • Gaza07
    Gaza07
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    What good will this really do for the state of the game ? hmmm let me think nothing you give us nothing, I see 100s maybe 1000s of BP players now moving over to another game, you know the one its the game you drove price to, the one with the new BV show, your days are numbered you had your chance now reap what you have sown, you had so many warnings and ignored all
  • Eddie C
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    If it provides a venue for high level players to test their mettle without cost, then it should be a good idea. You can get VXP other ways. This would allow players that have rivalries to settle it in the arena.
  • gilbert.reno
    gilbert.reno
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    I'd like to change my vote from a yes to a no...I misread it and thought you were talking about FAT.
  • DiRtyFoZzie
    DiRtyFoZzie
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    The way I see it is that repair times are so long, this sounds like a empty present in order for them to say we have addressed fvf gameplay. Saying  you can now battle with other players for free, but forgetting if there is no damage taken or reward their is no reason to participate.
  • CHIAZCHIAZCHIAZ
    CHIAZCHIAZCHIAZ
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    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 445
    Fix build and repair times! This is a waste of time idea.
  • sea-d-br
    sea-d-br
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    far too late now too be trying too bring some fvf  back into the game you killed that side of the game of  along time ago   .     
  • Cutler
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    Simply no......take the arena an your FAT's that you have both ruined an put them to an end a focus on something worthwhile

    BP Name - Cutler
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  • BANZAI_Bill
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    I honestly think the tournaments should be redone also. It would be nice to have a toy box tournament with tier standings and ranking based on previous tournaments.

    Example. Start a new tournament and allow players to have a set amount of fleets with a set amount of battles. Lets say 2 fights with each fleet. 5 fleets total. After said players are done with their fights a ranking system would be put in place to rank them for future tournaments.

    Sure there are a ton of flaws in this but it's a start. I think it would be a way to learn exactly who can build and drive the best and let the best be known to us all.
  • Dr_Wisp
    Dr_Wisp
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    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 245
    make the FAT free also
  • Warrior_Tiger
    Warrior_Tiger
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    I have an even better idea :-) How about an actual dry dock or even easier just cut the shipbuild times in half and magically everybody will be happy, lmao....

  • sliceNdice
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    I have an even better idea :-) How about an actual dry dock or even easier just cut the shipbuild times in half and magically everybody will be happy, lmao....

    Kix already said no to the Dry Dock about 150 billion times. Even if that happened I'm sure players would still complain. It's just the way it goes.
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  • Andy_M54
    Andy_M54
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    i have never participated in the arena seeing as how my fleets are just not up to par. making it where i don't have to repair to play in game is tempting but i still feel like it would mostly be a waste of my time.....maybe in a years time ill have some decent fleets built. until then i doubt i get into the arena

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