April WIP Official Discussion

  • keelem7
    keelem7
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 159
    more fakkin chores  and a some paint jobs  ie skins  frigginf   blinkin lame    
  • jasondodge1976
    jasondodge1976
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jul 2013 Posts: 173
    ikr cause a new paint job is gonna look good on my fleet in my dock while it takes 24 hrs to repair. Fecken joke.
  • vetehinen
    vetehinen
    Master Tactician
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 2,232
    edited 3 Apr 2015, 8:36AM
    Forsaken Arena Tournament
    Similarly to previous tournaments, players will have an opportunity to compete against one another to earn prizes and Uranium. We are also looking into integrating new alternate ship visuals for the Grimshine's Wrath, Warbird, and Monarch hulls that can be earned by players who win a number of matches during the course of the tournament. These may open up the possibility of a new series of "skins" that will allow players to customize their hull's appearance! This feature is still in early development and I will definitely be posting more information as we get closer to the tournament date. 



    Is it even now too unfair to players ? 

    Lower bracket there was no point of even playing if you had Hurricane so you could not even win anything 

    Fix that before any new mega coiners here you have more stuff handouts 

    Bracket where i was 1000 point limit was in place 65 ... places 66-250 all had less than 1000 points ... winner had 50 k ! 
  • chihau
    chihau
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 486
    forsaken arena
    they need to look at the ranking system. too many sandbaggers have expploited it. lower group i was in top 10 players were all level 75+ with mast,hells etc.
     i think points from tournaments should add to your rank. then sandbaggers could get only one tournament at lower level then get put in higher bracket next time.
  • jcatalano
    jcatalano
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 776
    more dumb ****
  • uuuuuugghhhhh
    uuuuuugghhhhh
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 669
    FM
    Im tired of not being able to pick what i want instead getting a "random" prize of schitt i dont want. By the time im down to 1 prize left (being the prize i want) you go and rotate it out and rotate in new prizes of schitt i dont want. When do we get to choose the prizes we want when we reach said tier in the FM??

    TOKENS
    what a fawking joke you go from telling us it will not be a chore based award to it is now part of the TLC's. In other words heres another chore for you guys to do.

    This game has become a chore based game with high repair times and low play times its a wonder why ppl still play this game. i went from 5-6hrs a day to maybe 1hr a day because of this schitt. 
  • sheltodawg
    sheltodawg
    Potential Threat
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 78

    @Joel5911 said:
    Anther campaign add that to anther one i cannot do since the build times take so long for decent ships. i haven't been able to do any campaigns for a long time since it takes 12-20 days for one ship (3-4 months of building a fleet of 5 and since i am a non coiner this is very annoying). Instead of doing a campaign for tokens (who know when it will come out atm) how about open up a test server so players can test the tokens like we used to. The testers will be able to report if changes will be needed instead of trying to throw it agenst a wall and hoping it will stick. 

    I would love this option, like the old times of bp.
    So is it just slightly possible doom?

    One whom fights and runs away...lives to fight another day.
  • EvilGeniusReborn
    EvilGeniusReborn
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Apr 2012 Posts: 3,269
    Like the idea of the new skins. Doesn't add anything to the game but a nice touch to individualise your fleets (along with the hundreds of other players who get them)
    And really want to know what the limits are for the tokens and the frequency of the chance to get them.

    Still very disappointed that limited hulls are being ignored by repair specialists and retrofit lab.
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    Kixeye. Killing the game, one upgrade at a time.

  • gverhaar
    gverhaar
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jul 2013 Posts: 130
    New Forsaken Mission Content on April 7th. They include three new prizes: the Shielded Tactical System special; the Assault Disruptor D33-DR; and the Searing Barrage Mortar. 

    current rotation is simply just plain awful and ridiculous (well, you can't blame Kix for not being consequent)
    - I love new content, but in general I don't get them. They are gone before I can get them
    - I love new content, I change my strategy based upon them, but I am still waiting for content that is gone. No idea when they will return
    - I do the FM each week, got MCX, Gargoyle, D5-E and Bypass CGIII the last 4 weeks. In all fairness, medium prices. Building some Gargoyles, cause I have nothing else to build, but probably wont use the others
    - I was really after the Nuclear Accelerators and Locust UAV. And before that the Atlas, and before that... it goes on and on.

    6 out of 12 prices are still open. I am ok if they add new prices, but let's make it first in first out, so remove oldest prices first. Or even better, let's move after 4 weeks some of these prices to Tier 3.


  • THE-MASTER-REBOURNE
    THE-MASTER-REBOURNE
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 124
    edited 3 Apr 2015, 1:05PM
    So I read the WIP.
    So I watched the bv talk live show.
    So I watched that pile of crap you sent to our screens (10 crap questions answered thing)
    So I read the tokens being put in campaigns for more chores.
    So heres my answer....

    SHOVE YOUR LYING,DECEIVING,PATHETIC,MONEY GRABBING COMPANY UP YOUR ****. BUNCH OF LIARS!!!!!
  • WilburWrightIII
    WilburWrightIII
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 855

    On my mobile so not quoting The headless chickens BS response to tokens in campaigns. I find it hard to believe that introducing tokens as part of the FM would have been that difficult. Lol again kixeye shows their complete lack of comprehension on what the player base wants. We want less repair and build times not another chore that increases repairs needed in the hope that there will be a net positive benefit. All players need the reduced build times. The players that need the reduced build times the most to catch up are most likely not going to benefit at all from a campaign to win tokens. Lol can't say I am surprised by this and my apathy has gotten to the point where I am not even furious. I just am mildly disappointed. Since I am well past the fool me twice stage I shouldn't be

  • Menkaly
    Menkaly
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Dec 2014 Posts: 164
    I can't say that I agree with every direction this game has taken over the past few months, and I certainly don't have a clue as to what the "long-term" players have dealt with over the last four years... but no one is FORCING anybody to play, spend money on, or do chores in the game of Battle Pirates.  However, more than half the replies in almost every post on this forum are of the tone that a person has no control over their own bodily functions when it comes to BP.  If you don't care for the way that BP is going... stop playing.  If you don't feel your investment in coins is paying off... stop spending.  If you don't want to perform a chore for tech/hull awards... don't do them.  But, please, don't comment on every post that you aren't getting everything in the game "handed" to you for free!  It's getting old.  Deal with how the game is, or stop playing and find something else to do.

    And please, read ALL the replies in posts so you don't continue complaining about things that have been previously answered.  EX: the campaign release of the token feature is being utilized initially because it is an existing deployment system and will allow the quickest implementation of the tokens. It will probably be moved to a different system after this first deployment... but won't be given away.

    Jeeesh Guys!
    MENKALY
    Level 100+

  • DFR-Yaser
    DFR-Yaser
    Potential Threat
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 68
    am I correct in assuming that there are no raider fleets in April? they weren't mentioned in WIP.
  • cheeky.matty
    cheeky.matty
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 182
    Tokens: So we dont know much about how they will work but Kixeye have already changed how we were told they would be available.

    Whata surprise!

    Another chore? Cmon Kix..get real we have far, far to many chores as it is. 
    Hello captains,

    Damnit seems like we not getting listed to yet again

    no no no no no no no nothing ever changes in this game 

    Repair times need to be less
    Build times need to be less
    Price of buying coins needs to be less

    Polls in forrums need proper responses to them

    but as usual you have brought out another system where by the player must do something in order to benefit by it and this means the players with the best fleets and most coins will benefit

    but it also means the newbies to the game and people who play for free will lost out so instead of bringing out more further complicated features that you will change as time goes on

    make it simple and cut the Repair and Build times in half Alternativley let people play the old battle pirates game with out all this new crap

    Good luck i think we need it 


  • Dare_Devil1
    Dare_Devil1
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Feb 2012 Posts: 1,595
    edited 3 Apr 2015, 3:53PM
    Disappointed that more chores are being put into what is already at chocking point. 
    One thing I have been patiently waiting to see for build and repair times is the time penalty on removing items gone.
    This annoys me the most about BP.  If I want to refit a newly won weapon or special, I should not have to add a few days 
    to an already extremely long build time just to take off stuff. Same with 10 day plus buildings. It is just WRONG.

    Also is there anything in the works for more base power, seeing as Kixeye seems to love spitting out base smashing hulls every month? 


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  • Jimmy Tex
    Jimmy Tex
    Greenhorn
    Joined Dec 2013 Posts: 12
    sorry if this has been answered already, but if i have 10 crews now, can i still get 4 crews from the going rogue campaign.
  • Patchman
    Patchman
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Dec 2012 Posts: 676
    Jimmy Tex said:
    sorry if this has been answered already, but if i have 10 crews now, can i still get 4 crews from the going rogue campaign.

    Yes. You will still get those crews.
  • Trogar
    Trogar
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 13,085
    Jimmy Tex said:
    sorry if this has been answered already, but if i have 10 crews now, can i still get 4 crews from the going rogue campaign.
    Yes, the Crews from the TLC will be awarded to your Great Hall. 
  • Dark Lord Chuckles
    Dark Lord Chuckles
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 3,230
    Trogar said:
    Jimmy Tex said:
    sorry if this has been answered already, but if i have 10 crews now, can i still get 4 crews from the going rogue campaign.
    Yes, the Crews from the TLC will be awarded to your Great Hall. 
    I've got about 70 unused crews. I should do something about that.
    Yes, I'm back to playing this game. Someone shoot me.
  • Grumpy Pirate
    Grumpy Pirate
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 3,339
    vetehinen said:
    Forsaken Arena Tournament
    Similarly to previous tournaments, players will have an opportunity to compete against one another to earn prizes and Uranium. We are also looking into integrating new alternate ship visuals for the Grimshine's Wrath, Warbird, and Monarch hulls that can be earned by players who win a number of matches during the course of the tournament. These may open up the possibility of a new series of "skins" that will allow players to customize their hull's appearance! This feature is still in early development and I will definitely be posting more information as we get closer to the tournament date. 



    Is it even now too unfair to players ? 

    Lower bracket there was no point of even playing if you had Hurricane so you could not even win anything 

    Fix that before any new mega coiners here you have more stuff handouts 

    Bracket where i was 1000 point limit was in place 65 ... places 66-250 all had less than 1000 points ... winner had 50 k ! 
    Part of the problem there is the people with the top end fleets who drop their combat rating really low to get into the normal bracket for a chance to win it and get more Uranium.

    It's part of the reason why why my level 42 Kongregate base was in the normal bracket using predator subs and sea wolves to fight off skull ranked PNH fleets, Hell Hound fleets and various mixes of frostburns/V2s/Jugg Xs/Harlock carriers all skulled.

    The normal bracket of the FAT is generally speaking an absolute shambles because it's based on an easily manipulated system. Until that system is changed to be less exploitable the normal bracket won't be realistically winnable by the people who would actually benefit from it the most by winning the hull on offer.
  • Sarcasmhasbeenbanned
    Sarcasmhasbeenbanned
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 1,290
    vetehinen said:
    Forsaken Arena Tournament
    Similarly to previous tournaments, players will have an opportunity to compete against one another to earn prizes and Uranium. We are also looking into integrating new alternate ship visuals for the Grimshine's Wrath, Warbird, and Monarch hulls that can be earned by players who win a number of matches during the course of the tournament. These may open up the possibility of a new series of "skins" that will allow players to customize their hull's appearance! This feature is still in early development and I will definitely be posting more information as we get closer to the tournament date. 



    Is it even now too unfair to players ? 

    Lower bracket there was no point of even playing if you had Hurricane so you could not even win anything 

    Fix that before any new mega coiners here you have more stuff handouts 

    Bracket where i was 1000 point limit was in place 65 ... places 66-250 all had less than 1000 points ... winner had 50 k ! 
    Part of the problem there is the people with the top end fleets who drop their combat rating really low to get into the normal bracket for a chance to win it and get more Uranium.

    It's part of the reason why why my level 42 Kongregate base was in the normal bracket using predator subs and sea wolves to fight off skull ranked PNH fleets, Hell Hound fleets and various mixes of frostburns/V2s/Jugg Xs/Harlock carriers all skulled.

    The normal bracket of the FAT is generally speaking an absolute shambles because it's based on an easily manipulated system. Until that system is changed to be less exploitable the normal bracket won't be realistically winnable by the people who would actually benefit from it the most by winning the hull on offer.
    most have lives and dont want to try and win 250 battles, its absurd anyway :) 
  • Grumpy Pirate
    Grumpy Pirate
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 3,339
    most have lives and dont want to try and win 250 battles, its absurd anyway :) 
    Heh, that too.

    But there should be something better in place for the ones who don't know better yet, although I think playing just one FAT in the normal bracket will tell new players all they need to know about the functionality of the FAT and how little fun it is so they won't make that mistake twice.
  • viraljoker
    viraljoker
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 1,686

    That's exactly why the fat shouldn't have hulls an weapons as prizes. You get **** that drop ratings just because they can't hang with their own level. Goofy crap like skins and badges are perfect prizes for the FAT. You get something unique but doesn't get you something op. Since the FAT was said to never have hulls and gear in the first place.

  • Toruk
    Toruk
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 2,824

    That's exactly why the fat shouldn't have hulls an weapons as prizes. You get **** that drop ratings just because they can't hang with their own level. Goofy crap like skins and badges are perfect prizes for the FAT. You get something unique but doesn't get you something op. Since the FAT was said to never have hulls and gear in the first place.

    yes but we would never get an air craft carrier either. because kixeye always tells us the honest truth
  • bort
    bort
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Oct 2011 Posts: 8,257
    edited 4 Apr 2015, 1:10AM

    That's exactly why the fat shouldn't have hulls an weapons as prizes. You get **** that drop ratings just because they can't hang with their own level. Goofy crap like skins and badges are perfect prizes for the FAT. You get something unique but doesn't get you something op. Since the FAT was said to never have hulls and gear in the first place.

    Thing is, a lot of the lowers were complaining they couldn't win the top prizes, so they put the top prize in for 250 wins, irrespective of bracket. They gave exactly what the players had asked for.

    Problem with that was, for some bigger players it would be easier to get the prize in the bottom bracket getting the 250 wins than getting top 65 in the top bracket. (and made them more uranium to boot).

    Hopefully it goes back to the top bracket only can get the top prize, so if you really want the prize you must compete in that bracket. That way its at least a little self regulating.

    I'm also hoping that the warbird at least gets released in the hullstore, so you only get a couple months advantage if you do arena. (5 months for monarch if it goes next hullstore rather than this one.)

    Maybe also pick a medium between 65 and 125 for 1 limited hull, if that's what's offered. 65 was reasonably tough in some groups, and would get tougher again if people have to be in the top group to get a top hull.
  • BlackFirePheonix
    BlackFirePheonix
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 572
    gverhaar said:
    New Forsaken Mission Content on April 7th. They include three new prizes: the Shielded Tactical System special; the Assault Disruptor D33-DR; and the Searing Barrage Mortar. 

    current rotation is simply just plain awful and ridiculous (well, you can't blame Kix for not being consequent)
    - I love new content, but in general I don't get them. They are gone before I can get them
    - I love new content, I change my strategy based upon them, but I am still waiting for content that is gone. No idea when they will return
    - I do the FM each week, got MCX, Gargoyle, D5-E and Bypass CGIII the last 4 weeks. In all fairness, medium prices. Building some Gargoyles, cause I have nothing else to build, but probably wont use the others
    - I was really after the Nuclear Accelerators and Locust UAV. And before that the Atlas, and before that... it goes on and on.

    6 out of 12 prices are still open. I am ok if they add new prices, but let's make it first in first out, so remove oldest prices first. Or even better, let's move after 4 weeks some of these prices to Tier 3.


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  • chihau
    chihau
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 486
    ''Lower bracket there was no point of even playing if you had Hurricane so you could not even win anything''
    apart from lotsof uranium you mean. im assuming thats what all the sandbaggers were doing in the lower groups-just making uranium for 0 damage
  • John Foster
    John Foster
    Potential Threat
    Joined May 2012 Posts: 57
    Kixeye needs to stop and take a long hard look at a few things . 1st most players do not want repair or build tokens . We just want Kixeye to lower cost and time of repairs and builds . 2nd look buck to 1st item . 3rd Stop trying to blow smoke up players **** by  telling us you can not just cut down on build times or repair . 
  • AnEyeForAnEye
    AnEyeForAnEye
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Feb 2014 Posts: 7,191
    Kixeye needs to stop and take a long hard look at a few things . 1st most players do not want repair or build tokens . We just want Kixeye to lower cost and time of repairs and builds . 2nd look buck to 1st item . 3rd Stop trying to blow smoke up players **** by  telling us you can not just cut down on build times or repair . 
    They never said they could not, they only said they would not, since it would ultimatly cost them too much to do so. Them offering token is there way of makin us work for the reduce in build/repair and not getting it totally free and putting it in a campaign is there way to hopefully have player coin there reapir to get there token, hence getting some of there lost coins back.
  • x Erland x
    x Erland x
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 284
    They never said they could not, they only said they would not, since it would ultimatly cost them too much to do so. Them offering token is there way of makin us work for the reduce in build/repair and not getting it totally free and putting it in a campaign is there way to hopefully have player coin there reapir to get there token, hence getting some of there lost coins back.
    The Problem with that strategy is that the player's see through it...The cost to remain competitive is too high already, the game remains buggy, and the repairs and builds remain too long, Even with the band aids of a repair specialist and the proposed tokens...When the game becomes a chore, and no longer fun, people coin less, not more. Many Player's are gone now, in all probability more will follow if this trend continues. Kix has stretched the tolerance of many players to the breaking point. How much will it cost them when it breaks?
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