Reward Ships

Phillip David Johnson
Phillip David Johnson
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Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 6
edited 10 Oct 2012, 2:14PM
Why are the ships that are used as rewards never able to be baught in the store????
  • Le Wulf
    Le Wulf
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 6,063
    because as a raid ship people will spend hundreds of dollars if they have to, to get the ship. If they made it a simple purchase they would lose revenue from the raids.
  • Phillip David Johnson
    Phillip David Johnson
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    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 6
    ok. but that makes it impossible for people like me, that refuse to and cant afford to spend money on the game, to get the ships. so we are constantly at a dis advantage and keep getting destroyed by the people that do have them.
  • Le Wulf
    Le Wulf
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 6,063
    that is the point.
    I assume you are new to reading the forums, due to your post count. So it kinda feels like a jerk thing for me to say 'thats the point'. But that is the reality and that is why kixeye have been pushing people too much and the peoples loyalty/patience/tolerance has disapeared. with each 'awesome' update kixeye bring out peoples nerves are getting more and mroe strained and we all blow up into the forums screaming and kixeye do something to appease us but the attitude is still there bubbling away.
    Be happy you have not coined a fleet (like me i didnt coin for fleets because i saw how they changed the game at will) I purchased name changes to pay my way but stopped due to many reasons expressed already on the forums.
    I now play in a very limited style this was once my primary game it is not now, they just peeved me off just a little bit too much.
    I recomend finding another alpha game and use this as a spare thing.
  • A Ernie BP
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    because if you saw the price of them you would run and by a new xbox , a few games instead and still have change left over.
    It's not that I don't think kixeye are not on the same page it's just that the players are reading Sun Tzu Art of war and kixeye are reading Noddies big book of war.
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  • Phillip David Johnson
    Phillip David Johnson
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    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 6
    ok. thank you for taking the time to explain it. i really do appreciate it.
  • Arma-Get-It-On
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    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 4,418
    ok. but that makes it impossible for people like me, that refuse to and cant afford to spend money on the game, to get the ships. so we are constantly at a dis advantage and keep getting destroyed by the people that do have them.

    If you can't afford to, or refuse to spend money on the game, what does it matter to you if the event ships are available for purchase in the store or not?
  • Nickolas Griffith
    Nickolas Griffith
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 3,405
    Its ok man, im in the same boat...
  • Phillip David Johnson
    Phillip David Johnson
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    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 6
    if they were available i would consider buyng them at the very least.
  • Boone
    Boone
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 558
    they used to make it like 3 or 4 months after the fact you could research them. however they decided they would eventually make the ships 4th and 5th tier prizes. it is cool. if you do get decent enough fleet to compete in the raids before they change them up you'll be ok even of you don't coin. just need the rite combo and then plenty of time. It can be done even without a prise ship. like say a sea scorpion with rippers hb3 engine 3 and another good special you can kick ****. even take a 31 typhoon granted with loads of damage. but can be done. 28's are easier. if you have the time you can do it. remember if you want to win a raid they have 1 once a month let your family know your gonna be busy except for meals. lmao and even then you want your meal at the pc. I have won most of my ships without coins. give me 2 more raids as long as they dont change 2 much i'll be able to do that again. have faith it can be done. remember i am the biggest crybaby of them all saying this.
    Why are the ships that are used as rewards never able to be bought in the store????
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  • Nickolas Griffith
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 3,405
    Yesterday my dad asked me what i see in this game, i said that it is fun because they have these event thingys that you can win a special ship. he said have you ever won? And then i said no because you wouldnt let me on the computer whenever there was an event, and i blew up yesterday about it since i could have won but there was always something they did preventing me from winning.
  • scudmonkey
    scudmonkey
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    And it is possible (although not easy) to get raid prize ships without spending anything..(see sig for list) i have never spent anything on this game and do not intend to start either
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  • DanniTrew
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    ok. but that makes it impossible for people like me, that refuse to and cant afford to spend money on the game, to get the ships. so we are constantly at a dis advantage and keep getting destroyed by the people that do have them.

    Well, that's your fault then. Should have knuckled down at school and got a better job, maybe then you could afford it.
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  • Max Thornton
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    Joined May 2012 Posts: 947
    It's isn't about being able to afford it. Some people don't have a low enough IQ to allow them to spend $500 on a fleet of pixels in a beta game. In fact, some of us are sooooo smart, we won't coin anything beta. :)
  • THE_CURSED
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    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 283
    It's isn't about being able to afford it. Some people don't have a low enough IQ to allow them to spend $500 on a fleet of pixels in a beta game. In fact, some of us are sooooo smart, we won't coin anything beta. :)

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  • meykeru-sensei
    meykeru-sensei
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    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 161
    Why are the ships that are used as rewards never able to be baught in the store????

    The day THAT happens is they day they REALLY sold out.
    That day i shall quit the game.
    Kixeye doesn't want to give coiners a too big advantage.
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  • Flo
    Flo
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    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 8,586
    Why are the ships that are used as rewards never able to be baught in the store????

    Kixeye doesn't want to give coiners a too big advantage. They can insta-repair their fleets at a raid, but they still have to spend as much time battling dracs as anyone else. Making the hulls avaible in the store would make that coiners would simply not spend on the raids anymore and will have a very big advantage as they could profit of the halfed repairs in other ways
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  • THE_CURSED
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    Kixeye doesn't want to give coiners a too big advantage. They can insta-repair their fleets at a raid, but they still have to spend as much time battling dracs as anyone else. Making the hulls avaible in the store would make that coiners would simply not spend on the raids anymore and will have a very big advantage as they could profit of the halfed repairs in other ways
    they already have that coiners that is tyo big of an advantaghe
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  • meykeru-sensei
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    Kixeye doesn't want to give coiners a too big advantage.

    Oh god my sides XD

    No offense,but that statement made me fall off my chair.
    Dont mind if i quote XD
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  • thomasthetank
    thomasthetank
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    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 541
    you don't have to coin to get the ships but it will take more face time with your computer. current raid setup if you have a relatively fast fleet, sw or even bb's with thuds, build an arbiter with microwave dampener 2, and you can knock out the sals fairly easy. depending on level you may not get top prize, but seriously, that's part of the game. a former level 26 or 27, do they really need a top tier ship that competes with the former 31+ bases?
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  • TallGiraffe
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    Wulf wrote: »
    because as a raid ship people will spend hundreds of dollars if they have to, to get the ship. If they made it a simple purchase they would lose revenue from the raids.

    While kixeye does have increased revenue for raids. It is very possible to get hulls with out the use of Coining.
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  • rayolaestafa
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    Brandon Barber, Kixeye SVP of marketing says:

    "The success has been meteoric. We're a highly cash-flow positive business... (we) plan to grow exponentially in 2012. Pretty much by any measure, we've had tremendous success so far."

    "Traditionally our games will have much lower number of daily active users (DAU), but ten times higher average revenue per user (ARPU). We could easily have much more impressive DAU numbers... We're looking for higher-value users."

    "We've raised more than $15 million. We actually haven't touched that money, we're generating enough profit now to fund our growth. We're in a good position in a business perspective. The extent to which we continue to grow our games. All of our resources are being channeled into growth and expansion."
  • Magic Bunny
    Magic Bunny
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    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 17,465
    draconian ships have never been offered in the store - they have to be earnt

    the SSb and HHc were offered in the naval lab, months after being issued as raid prizes

    HHa, HHb, SSa, Bara, Gol have all been re-offered as raid prizes
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  • The_Jerk
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    Kixeye doesn't want to give coiners a too big advantage. They can insta-repair their fleets at a raid, but they still have to spend as much time battling dracs as anyone else. Making the hulls avaible in the store would make that coiners would simply not spend on the raids anymore and will have a very big advantage as they could profit of the halfed repairs in other ways

    1. Coiners spend 4-6 hours on a raid. We all know that, many of us are done on the first night if we want.

    2. We benefit so many ways from the 1/2 repair times beating up on the guys who spend all weekend on 25's and 28's.

    To think we spend as much time as others on the events is a total joke.
  • Thrawns Fist
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    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 372
    its simple reward ships/raid ships are earned by playing the raid. you dont have to have coins to win but you do better in raids with them. buying them would be too easy then you would have noobs like lvl 20s with dread Xs
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  • BLaCKoNi666
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    ok. but that makes it impossible for people like me, that refuse to and cant afford to spend money on the game, to get the ships. so we are constantly at a dis advantage and keep getting destroyed by the people that do have them.

    Never spend a dime on the game and i got HH-A so its possible to get without spending :)
  • Instigator1
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    ok. but that makes it impossible for people like me, that refuse to and cant afford to spend money on the game, to get the ships. so we are constantly at a dis advantage and keep getting destroyed by the people that do have them.
    If you refuse to spend money on the game, then why ya gonna by a ship in the store? You just contradicted yourself.
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  • Instigator1
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    If you can't afford to, or refuse to spend money on the game, what does it matter to you if the event ships are available for purchase in the store or not?
    Oops just got to this post, ignore my last one lol.
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  • BlaZe ProdiGy
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    ok. but that makes it impossible for people like me, that refuse to and cant afford to spend money on the game, to get the ships. so we are constantly at a dis advantage and keep getting destroyed by the people that do have them.

    Hang on.... You said why can't they be bought in the store, but then you go on to say you don't coin so you at a disadvantage! Question.... If they were made available to buy, how would you buy them?! Lmao

    Pretty much ever player (over lvl 20) should be able to win the bottom 2 prizes during events without coins (need to spend time). If you can't, then you not ready for the hulls anyway!!!

    Edit: ****, didn't notice it already been said...silly me! Lol
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    Every other game has DLC (that is Downloadable Content for the none gamers) and they make serious bank off of it, but what the hell do they or myself know? lol
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