Peeking bases for free?

Berp88
Berp88
Potential Threat
Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 48
edited 17 Sep 2020, 11:46AM
Should it cost something to peek a base?  With the new OC hull it appears that pirates are peeking bases and avoiding those who have it.  There should be a fee for this either by coin or medals.  If you want to see what I have then pay me.  Pirates are peeking, analyzing, counting tiles etc.  That should not be free.  In my opinion this is a serious flaw in the game.  There has to be a slight risk to gathering intelligence.  Wouldn't it be great in real world combat if we could simply tour the enemies base before attacking it?  or not?  It shows up as a victory for the victim with no gain of anything.  All I am saying is it shouldn't be free.  Any thoughts?
  • Mercury413
    Mercury413
    Potential Threat
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 71
    I don't think your real world analogy works given the unreality of the game and besides, militaries do generally engage in peace-time surveillance of their adversaries and do as much possible reconnaissance, with whatever tools available, of their potential foe before engaging them -- and have for centuries.

    Given the base hitting rules -- one peek and two hits before being locked out and the inability to prep a base -- it seems reasonable enough that there is no immediate penalty for peeking.  I'm sure you remember that long ago players could just rim your base for resources and to just annoy you, with no penalty: at least that's gone now.  

    If you really want to force a player who peeks you to engage your base every time, build it so they immediately take damage and can't avoid doing damage to the base.  Of course that then won't be a very strong base, but strategy games require choices and compromises.  Besides, within a month there will be a counter to the OC and you'll get hit plenty again.
  • carbonblu
    carbonblu
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jan 2015 Posts: 62
    .....  Besides, within a month there will be a counter to the OC and you'll get hit plenty again.
    what is "the counter"? what does it mean?
  • Mercury413
    Mercury413
    Potential Threat
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 71
    There is a new conqueror flagship coming for PVP.  I have no doubt it will have abilities that make it suitable as a counter weapon to the Overlord Carrier.


  • carbonblu
    carbonblu
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jan 2015 Posts: 62
    There is a new conqueror flagship coming for PVP.  I have no doubt it will have abilities that make it suitable as a counter weapon to the Overlord Carrier.


    ah ok, ty mate :)
  • Duch-Kill
    Duch-Kill
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jun 2012 Posts: 16
    Answer on peeking . most peep hit you when you peek there base , thats te penalty .
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