Officer benefits

Barbarossa.1
Barbarossa.1
Potential Threat
Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 83
Seeing that we can't get officers anymore, they should be removed completely and the benefits added to all player's bases like what was done with the factions. There is a big difference in my fleet and building build/ repair times because I have officers and my son's base that has none. If it's not available to everyone then it should be fixed so everyone has the benefits.
  • Corp_Hellrazor
    Corp_Hellrazor
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 1,964
    Just returned to the game about a month ago. So factions are for looks only now ?
    #FARM
  • XVIII-Luna
    XVIII-Luna
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Sep 2018 Posts: 614
    edited 21 Sep 2022, 3:18PM
    Just returned to the game about a month ago. So factions are for looks only now ?
    Yeah, they changed it so that the base combat no longer relies on faction boosts. They wanted it to be a more visual experience rather than you having to pick a faction you don't like just because it was the strongest choice.

    Personally, I'm down with this. I'd hate to stare at the disgusting bright Scourge faction base every time I play the game just because it happens to have stronger turrets.
    Started in 2011, sector 19.
  • Templar614
    Templar614
    Moderator
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 15,850
    edited 21 Sep 2022, 6:04PM
    Just returned to the game about a month ago. So factions are for looks only now ?
    Yeah, they changed it so that the base combat no longer relies on faction boosts. They wanted it to be a more visual experience rather than you having to pick a faction you don't like just because it was the strongest choice.

    Personally, I'm down with this. I'd hate to stare at the disgusting bright Scourge faction base every time I play the game just because it happens to have stronger turrets.
    How dare! Scourge base is best base! 

    But yeah, the reliance on faction to make turrets was removed in favor of balancing things to be able to be useful on their own. Which is a good thing in my opinion.

    In regards to officers though, last I knew they could still be recruited. I haven't tried personally, but there was someone talking about doing it a month or so ago on discord and they were able to get it to work.

    That said, it would be pretty nice if they just made a character officer that could be recruited during a raid/pillage/bounty for each of the faction leaders. Harlock already exists for players from back before dirt was invented.
  • Blackbeard III
    Blackbeard III
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2015 Posts: 4,570
    Just returned to the game about a month ago. So factions are for looks only now ?
    Yeah, they're only for looks, but Kix have kept itso if you don't like the look & you're impatient, you can always coin the faction change if you can't wait a month

    @Templar614 I preferred the Reaver skin
  • Kim William Harnagel
    Kim William Harnagel
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 495
    officers DO make a difference.
  • PChicken
    PChicken
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Nov 2018 Posts: 454
    WELL THAT SOON GOT TURNED AROUND WAS ABOUT OFFICERS NOT FACTIONS 
  • Corp_Hellrazor
    Corp_Hellrazor
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 1,964
    PChicken said:
    WELL THAT SOON GOT TURNED AROUND WAS ABOUT OFFICERS NOT FACTIONS 
    Well.....factions were mentioned in the original post.  

    So yeah.....there's that.  :p
    #FARM
  • Blackbeard III
    Blackbeard III
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2015 Posts: 4,570
    There was some chatter in Discord months ago about how some folks had officers, some didn't, & how officers couldn't be gained via FB invitations any more

    There was an idea of turning Faction leaders into officers by a kix staffer (I can't remember who) which would give all players 5 officers.

    @Templar614 can you follow up on that? Might've been Peter or Hank who mentioned it.
  • Templar614
    Templar614
    Moderator
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 15,850

    @Blackbeard III said:
    There was some chatter in Discord months ago about how some folks had officers, some didn't, & how officers couldn't be gained via FB invitations any more

    There was an idea of turning Faction leaders into officers by a kix staffer (I can't remember who) which would give all players 5 officers.

    @Templar614 can you follow up on that? Might've been Peter or Hank who mentioned it.

    It was likely me you saw suggesting it. I don't believe anyone from Kixeye has said anything about it being a possibility.

    Harlock already exists as an officer though. Which is why I made the suggestion. So from a technical standpoint it should be doable. But if there was any kind of behind the scenes agreement with Facebook then it may not be possible.

  • Templar614
    Templar614
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    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 15,850

    @PChicken said:
    WELL THAT SOON GOT TURNED AROUND WAS ABOUT OFFICERS NOT FACTIONS 

    Considering the OP made a comparison to treating officers the same way that factions and bonus damage were treated it isn't an unrealistic jump.

  • DevilsReject97
    DevilsReject97
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 1,527
    Or they could simply put officers into one of the labs and let them be researched..
  • HSK_ADK
    HSK_ADK
    Greenhorn
    Joined Apr 2021 Posts: 10

    @Blackbeard III said:
    There was some chatter in Discord months ago about how some folks had officers, some didn't, & how officers couldn't be gained via FB invitations any more

    There was an idea of turning Faction leaders into officers by a kix staffer (I can't remember who) which would give all players 5 officers.

    @Templar614 can you follow up on that? Might've been Peter or Hank who mentioned it.

    It was likely me you saw suggesting it. I don't believe anyone from Kixeye has said anything about it being a possibility.

    Harlock already exists as an officer though. Which is why I made the suggestion. So from a technical standpoint it should be doable. But if there was any kind of behind the scenes agreement with Facebook then it may not be possible.

    Could you enlighten me about how to assign Harlock as an officer? I can't figure it out.
  • Alexa the BAE
    Alexa the BAE
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Aug 2014 Posts: 933
    Seeing that we can't get officers anymore, they should be removed completely and the benefits added to all player's bases like what was done with the factions. There is a big difference in my fleet and building build/ repair times because I have officers and my son's base that has none. If it's not available to everyone then it should be fixed so everyone has the benefits.
    The process of recruiting officers still works.


    "a computer once beat me at chess but it was no match for me at kick boxing"

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  • HSK_ADK
    HSK_ADK
    Greenhorn
    Joined Apr 2021 Posts: 10
    Seeing that we can't get officers anymore, they should be removed completely and the benefits added to all player's bases like what was done with the factions. There is a big difference in my fleet and building build/ repair times because I have officers and my son's base that has none. If it's not available to everyone then it should be fixed so everyone has the benefits.
    The process of recruiting officers still works.


    No it does NOT work for me.

    Obviously not everyone can have officers.

    Just like some old blueprints.

    Maybe it depends on when or how you joined this game.

    It seems to me that Kixeye wants older members to have advantages against newer ones.
  • Templar614
    Templar614
    Moderator
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 15,850

    @HSK_ADK said:
    Could you enlighten me about how to assign Harlock as an officer? I can't figure it out.

    Do you have him as an officer? It was a promotion way early on in the game, like back in 2011.

    I would assume you don't have him and that is why you can't assign him.

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