New - Weekly Discussion/Q&A Post (7/29)

  • CM_Ghillie
    CM_Ghillie
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Jun 2019 Posts: 2,095
    lam56 said:
    Subject: Shipwreck - prize payout
    Comment:  I too enjoy the ship to ship combat - I like the battles (even though I win as many as I lose) and I really enjoy watching the truly masterful pirates go at it. I did a mix of shipwrecks and outposts - no alliance wrecks as we are a small alliance and I am not a masterful pirate - more a plug along and add a little coin now and then pirate. 

    I have around 225k points - individual effort ranking 769th globally, 144th in my world and 5th in sector. IMO - my rankings for individual effort deserve more than the one prize (new turret) I will get. Frankly I lost heart half way through and reduced coining when I saw I would not be able to compete with the boogeyman alliance points to get the prizes I am used to earning. 

    This is not a complaint about big alliances; it is comment about poor (counter-productive) planning by kix. If you look at the leaderboards the big alliance members are missing or way down the list (meaning they did not significantly coin this event) - yet they will get all the prizes based on the efforts of a few. Changes this time removed alliance points from the individual effort leader boards, but these alliance points still really skewed the reward point system - effectively shutting most non-aligned from top prizes.

    I did not get the new interceptor - so will be less competitive the next event - less likely to participate and less likely to coin.
    I'm sure I'm going to end up fielding a lot of questions on Shipwrecks, but this is the main takeaway: we're working on it. I met with the team yesterday and downloaded community feedback, and some really great ideas came out of it.

    We know that some things will end up changing, and we're looking at it from a few angles. We want to make sure there are both personal opportunities for solo players as well as opportunities for Alliances - it'll take time, but it's underway.

    I know this is a pretty open-ended answer, but as soon as we have something firmed up for the next Shipwrecks event, I'll let you know. 
    Battle Pirates Community Manager
  • CM_Ghillie
    CM_Ghillie
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Jun 2019 Posts: 2,095
    zeusIII said:
    Would be nice if fm missions had some good base turrets and gale IV's. Gale IV's only showing up sometimes in the monthly and am running out....
    Noted, and thanks!
    Battle Pirates Community Manager
  • wing-dang-doodle
    wing-dang-doodle
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 1,484
    edited 1 Aug 2019, 9:49PM
    Cod_19 said:
    Cod_19 said:
    Cod_19 said:
    Looks like the questions are out numbering the answers.  didn't think this would last long.  

    you must of missed the bit where it said any questions post them below
    there's about 30 questions without answers in case you didn't notice :)

    your obviously misunderstanding what this new feature is for.
    wing sir, your a level 133. it's clear what this is for an it's not to belittle others. 


    so why not read it 1st. then digest the info. what do you expect?
    you keep whining like me but we are still here, i love broken pixels, how about you
  • michael.wright.3382
    michael.wright.3382
    Potential Threat
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 65
    What do you all think about getting another active leg on the sub sector resource base for Titanium. Already have for base parts, and uranium. Why not Titanium?
  • kixeyeuser_1408020953615_100008206320305
    kixeyeuser_1408020953615_100008206320305
    Potential Threat
    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 90

    Good planning.... but i wanted my campaign back....it shows no campaign available... probably technical error happen there

  • DPR
    DPR
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2011 Posts: 444
    Subject: rouge crews

    Question1: What is the current timeline for these to be updated with todays ships/gameplay

    Question2: Is there any plans on changing the rolling of these i seem to spend more time rolling for crews than actually playing BP these days its neither fun or exciting. This has been raised many times before with lots of different solutions proposed. I.E remove crews from dropping if passed on say 10 times or how about a fixed Uranium cost per crew ? 
  • scottlohr
    scottlohr
    Potential Threat
    Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 58
    why is  there  not  goingto be  a   fm   next week   thisi s  just  stupid    fm is  every  week but  raid  week   plan and ssimple   dont   change that.     we   have fm  during  pillage   bounty    vxp   shipwreck,    so   why  remove it this   time, that is  just plan   stupied  we  coint  on our   fm   for    our   limited   stuff we need as  well as   the chest for tokens,    dont take it from  us, as ifyou do   i  bet many will  stop playing, 
  • Laurence Alterman
    Laurence Alterman
    Potential Threat
    Joined Dec 2012 Posts: 61
    GO Trump said:
    what about the token converter?  so many of us have too many outdated tokens that there is no point in building and the tokens keep stacking up,or being able to claim prize pool chest twice. i for on am getting sick of wasting 1.2million points on prize pool 5 chest and always get a 3day ship token. as for the events why dont u make ALL events blitz enable? grinding is a pain.
    you are ultimate lazy pirate.

  • dlaw001
    dlaw001
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Dec 2017 Posts: 308
    Subject: TLC's for lower levels

    Question: Why aren't there any for us lower level players to get better tech? The campaigns and boundary hulls are (being honest) useless in the current gameplay environment....I have spent time building useless hulls to try and help myself get better - Ironclad/proto cent for base parts and they don't scratch the new targets.

    Subject: FM Prizes

    Question: Can you put more useful items/hulls in the FM for lower level players to help themselves? Or are you flat out ignoring us?
  • CM_Ghillie
    CM_Ghillie
    KIXEYE Community Manager
    Joined Jun 2019 Posts: 2,095

    Hey folks — still cleaning some answers on a few things, but let me touch some broader recurring questions.

    1) We are working on game improvements. This includes everything from adjusting Shipwrecks, fixing bugs, listening to requests for specific TLCs or prizes, overall QoL and more. I can only say that I am grateful for your patience, and really excited by the responses I’ve gotten so far.
    2) The weekly Discussion/Q&A thread is meant to be a snapshot of that week. The rest of the forum is still available for general questions so they don’t get buried, but event/activity/post responses should go in the weekly thread.
    3) I’ve seen a lot of specific requests for prizes/TLCs. I’m noting these sorts of requests and discussing them with the game team as they come through.

    Going to keep wading through — thanks again for your help, folks!

    Battle Pirates Community Manager
  • longweiwei
    longweiwei
    Greenhorn
    Joined Oct 2015 Posts: 2
    你好:我沉船活动期间在PNLS联盟,活动结束一天以后,联盟解锁我退出了该盟,该联盟在这次活动中获5-10的排名,我应该获得该盟其他成员一样的奖励,但是我没有收到,我投诉后收到了这样的答复:Hello,

    If you joined the Alliance mid event or left at any point during Shipwrecks, you wouldn't have been eligible for Leaderboard prizes. If you need help with anything else, please let me know.
    Wade
    VIP Support Specialist       我很质疑答复我投诉的是否懂得这个游戏的规则,最基本常识都不懂的人怎么能管理好这个游戏。大家都知道,活动期间联盟是冻结的,不能进也不能出。这个的答复我很愤怒!请你们尽快解决这个问题!!谢谢
  • longweiwei
    longweiwei
    Greenhorn
    Joined Oct 2015 Posts: 2
    这是因你们的失误,在联盟解锁前你们没有统计联盟的人数吗?最起码应该有数据可查呀?我没有及时得到奖品,给我造成了银鱼和其他船不能升级和改造,你们必须给我个说法!!!
  • PiratePeteX
    PiratePeteX
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2016 Posts: 194
    Question: What's with all the different daily offers/sales popups? I know you've got to make income, but EVERY DAY I log in there's numerous popups to close, and TBH, I don't even bother looking at them as it's tiring.  Over saturating your offers will lead to reduced sales. Give us a break from them every now and again, that way when they do appear, we are more likely to pay attention to them.
  • Jimboy de Juan
    Jimboy de Juan
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2016 Posts: 102
    edited 3 Aug 2019, 10:29AM
    Subject:old Hulls generations

    Question what about old hull gen?

    what could do heard visit shipyard shown very old hulls of lots classes except newer hulls that many locked hulls yet unlock hulls since existed many year ago will we should give back old hulls for newbie players?
  • Jimboy de Juan
    Jimboy de Juan
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2016 Posts: 102
    Second Subject: old weapons and armor techs are outdated in advanced lab and weapons lab need update.

    Question what could do anything need update new weapons and armor replaces old techs with for old hulls or newer hulls?
  • The Amazing Jeff
    The Amazing Jeff
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2014 Posts: 932

    Hey folks — still cleaning some answers on a few things, but let me touch some broader recurring questions.

    1) We are working on game improvements. This includes everything from adjusting Shipwrecks, fixing bugs, listening to requests for specific TLCs or prizes, overall QoL and more. I can only say that I am grateful for your patience, and really excited by the responses I’ve gotten so far.
    2) The weekly Discussion/Q&A thread is meant to be a snapshot of that week. The rest of the forum is still available for general questions so they don’t get buried, but event/activity/post responses should go in the weekly thread.
    3) I’ve seen a lot of specific requests for prizes/TLCs. I’m noting these sorts of requests and discussing them with the game team as they come through.

    Going to keep wading through — thanks again for your help, folks!

    okay so this thread is not meant to replace all the threads (which is how the first explanation made it sound) just weekly FM, event and update discussion.

    reference prizes. Upgrade tokens, including generic upgrade tokens in FM given that Upgrades are the new Shipyard time suck, better yet get rid of upgrades all together, only seems to unbalance the game.
  • flame29
    flame29
    Potential Threat
    Joined Aug 2014 Posts: 34
    Subject: Weekly FM 
    Comment:Why is there only one FM in the monthly diary. Says subject to change so please change it !
  • dawntreader719
    dawntreader719
    Greenhorn
    Joined Nov 2013 Posts: 7
    so what is the reasoning of not having a FM during pillage.
  • dm vc
    dm vc
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 860
    edited 4 Aug 2019, 11:39PM
    so seriously no fm - to many R&D require fm targets - it takes long enough to get it finished  - a friends current update ends 12 hours after this fm  now she will have to wait 14 days before restarting because the targets are not available - open it up let 2 or 3 requirements to be done in advanced - if they have required targets - that are off the map for 1/2 a month  7 days was a bad enough delay - thank you


    EDIT may be necessary it may just not be missing for 2 weeks in August, apparently the cm diary states that it is only scheduled for 1 week in August - good luck pirates hitting all those FM targets you need for R&D. 
  • kixeyeuser_1425652638696_100003755701990
    kixeyeuser_1425652638696_100003755701990
    Greenhorn
    Joined Apr 2015 Posts: 11
    edited 3 Aug 2019, 8:54PM
    a week without fm is illegal !!
    only raid weeks are allowed to be fm-less and even that is not wanted !
    please fix :)
  • Jason Allen84
    Jason Allen84
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jul 2019 Posts: 16
    edited 3 Aug 2019, 11:43PM
    This is my first war game where you can't war.  I spend all my time waiting for buildings to upgrade so I can upgrade my dock.
  • HappyPants999
    HappyPants999
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 135
    Subject Sector Threat

    Question   Why are the targets to raise sector threat so rare. Very difficult to find them.
    It's a great day to blow stuff up.
  • bubbahyde321
    bubbahyde321
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Mar 2014 Posts: 304
    Kizbit said:
    Subject Sector Threat

    Question   Why are the targets to raise sector threat so rare. Very difficult to find them.
    The 200's are at any center tower in your world and will count for bringing the threat to orange. I just start in my sector and jump from center tower to center tower till i hit 4 x 200's usually don't take more than 5 min
  • dm vc
    dm vc
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 860
    Kizbit said:
    Subject Sector Threat

    Question   Why are the targets to raise sector threat so rare. Very difficult to find them.
    The 200's are at any center tower in your world and will count for bringing the threat to orange. I just start in my sector and jump from center tower to center tower till i hit 4 x 200's usually don't take more than 5 min
    yes and there in lies the issue a couple of sectors - decide to jump sectors stealing the 200's then other sectors have to wait for a respawn of those 200s - btw I've always found that 3 work - just be patient, it takes a minute to change
    but in my personal opinion sector threat should just be removed - it's sad we have to do a chore to do a chore :)

  • Nick Heath
    Nick Heath
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 996
    Kizbit said:
    Subject Sector Threat

    Question   Why are the targets to raise sector threat so rare. Very difficult to find them.
    The 200's are at any center tower in your world and will count for bringing the threat to orange. I just start in my sector and jump from center tower to center tower till i hit 4 x 200's usually don't take more than 5 min
    200s are ultra rare, if you are finding them in 5 minutes you are a far better person than me.

    yes they spawn at centre towers, probably a maximum of 2 if my world is anything to go by

    Snoopy
  • Thorninuraxx
    Thorninuraxx
    Potential Threat
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 31
    Right now this game SUCKS.  In fact it is a non game at present.  Lag:  24/7; Chat dropping and reconnecting 24/7; battles not loading 3 out of 5 times at best.  This is not a game on auto, period.  Before you lambast my system I play 2 other games online real time, never an issue and they love my money too.  I get something for my money on those games.  Here we get refresh reload clear history clear cache and cookies.....  This thing hasnt worked since Swag left.  No wonder it had to be sold.
  • Blitzfinger44
    Blitzfinger44
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Apr 2015 Posts: 411
    dm vc said:
    Kizbit said:
    Subject Sector Threat

    Question   Why are the targets to raise sector threat so rare. Very difficult to find them.
    The 200's are at any center tower in your world and will count for bringing the threat to orange. I just start in my sector and jump from center tower to center tower till i hit 4 x 200's usually don't take more than 5 min
    yes and there in lies the issue a couple of sectors - decide to jump sectors stealing the 200's then other sectors have to wait for a respawn of those 200s - btw I've always found that 3 work - just be patient, it takes a minute to change
    but in my personal opinion sector threat should just be removed - it's sad we have to do a chore to do a chore :)


    Hit 200s to raise the sector level, to hit targets for res, to build the next ship capable of doing chores.  Dude that's all this game is anymore.  Chores, and more and more of them all the time, just to maintain, and the pace gets increasingly intense.  I'm just hanging on right now because I'm not ready to give up on the 6 years of time investment into my little Island and fleets.  But i'll tell you it gets more pointless every day.
  • HOT-COFFEE
    HOT-COFFEE
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 318
    Subject Sector  Shipwrecks 
    Question   would it be possible to make some shipwrecks for players only that are not in an alliance also an area around that only players not in alliances can attack other players 

  • Nick Heath
    Nick Heath
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 996
    Subject Sector  Shipwrecks 
    Question   would it be possible to make some shipwrecks for players only that are not in an alliance also an area around that only players not in alliances can attack other players 

    lol they will work that too :(

    Snoopy
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