A New Faction with Shield abilities.

lecicine1
lecicine1
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Joined Apr 2015 Posts: 60
Now that kixeye completed the set of all the 4 factions Rebel/vega/vsec/isc kixeye should inovate and introduce a new faction, and as we noticed the ISC faction is an armor sided faction which have armor abilities like bonus to armor or more armor slots.

My idea is that kixeye should introduce a new faction (ALGOL ALIEN faction for exemple lol) that is specialised in shield bonus that have extra bonuses to shield and extra shield slots.

At least the alien  anti matter artefect inside the planet will reveal its origins.
  • techguy010
    techguy010
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    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 1,362
    Sounds cool I guess, but Kixeye have already said that once ISC is done they won't be bringing in another new faction for a while yet. 
  • Mnick TanAbd
    Mnick TanAbd
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    Joined Dec 2015 Posts: 9

    The dark age of chaos in vegas' history... Adopting....

  • techguy010
    techguy010
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    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 1,362
    RalleYTN said:

    techguy010 said:
    Sounds cool I guess, but Kixeye have already said that once ISC is done they won't be bringing in another new faction for a while yet. 
    "Everything is subject to change" - Paul Preece
    -_- -_- -_-
  • Henry_HP
    Henry_HP
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    Joined Jun 2014 Posts: 585

    now THATS an ability :P
    Aliens are a plague, and we are the cure


  • Collin Leung
    Collin Leung
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    Joined Mar 2015 Posts: 337

    @RalleYTN said:
    techguy010 said:
    Sounds cool I guess, but Kixeye have already said that once ISC is done they won't be bringing in another new faction for a while yet. 

    "Everything is subject to change" - Paul Preece

    why thank you…… T_T T_T T_T

  • Collin Leung
    Collin Leung
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    Joined Mar 2015 Posts: 337

    just came to me…
    those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it

  • Sebzer0
    Sebzer0
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    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 38

    What if there was like a back asswards faction that gave you MORE weapons, at the expense of armor slots, or a shield slot (cruisers applicable) say a revelation like cruiser, 5 weaps, 3 armor, 2 ( or 1, but give back an armor slot) shields. If we are going towards glass cannons, this would fit the bill quite well

  • Inspired2150
    Inspired2150
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    Joined Oct 2015 Posts: 314

    Aliens are going to have a bad time fighting lances if they choose to use shields as primary defence.

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    The day VEGA died.
  • the mastadon
    the mastadon
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    Joined Sep 2013 Posts: 2,132

    We probably wont see a new group for a month or2, only to finally start working out isc hulls when they arrive.

     
  • jeclough
    jeclough
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    Joined Apr 2015 Posts: 505
    This upcoming event wont have a new ship?!?!?! that's news to me!
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  • Chef' Special
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    Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 124
    Don't feed the dogs mate. Keep it quiet and enjoy the game again like it's now before they decide to rebalance it again.
    http://i.imgur.com/dtUtZYt.gif?1
  • Agnidragon
    Agnidragon
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    edited 28 Mar 2016, 10:19PM
    Paul Pierce made his opinion about shields in general plain as day, and he's the biggest idiot I ever heard to be hold such a high position in their company.

    He hates shields, and thinks they are an overpowered aspect of the games defenses. Shield damage = no armor damage = unacceptable according to Paul Pierce.

    He only wants defenses in the game that will ensure armor damage is taken. I E, resistance tech that's already in the game, and available for blood amber/coin purchase. Get it? Anything that doesn't translate to coining up a big repair bill is a feature he doesn't want.

    Just incase anyone thinks I'm spinning a tall tale. Watch it.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvwdsW-ZWvQ

  • Dark Zeus
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    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 276
    A new faction would be even more of a reason to leave this game. 

    If a constant power creep becomes the model Vega fully adopts; there's no point to craft deals or the endless hours it takes to create MK fleets.  By the time you actually finish a fleet; it will become outdated by a new faction release..  I'd choose to invest my time elsewhere..
  • Criminal Phillip BV
    Criminal Phillip BV
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 2,131
    So glad that people on this thread follow my forum posts or watch the BV show, because most of this was covered in either form.

    Next event is classic prizes only, no new tech for 2-3 months, waiting for the new meta to sort itself out.

    New Faction will have either shield bonus or weapons bonus
  • Livn Lern
    Livn Lern
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    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 326

    Alien bonus:
    +5/s shield regen bonus per Mk upgrade
    +1% shield resistance per Mk upgrade

    Mk 5 alien ships end up with +25/s shield regen and +5% shield resistance. The off set for this would be that many alien ships trade one or two armor slots for a shield slot and have naturally high base HP, though not all ships would lose an armor slot, particularly in the case of cruisers due to the high health nessicary to make sure the triple shields are not worthless. High shielding increases the rep time per health point lost and while these ships would have a lot more shield points on average, they would tend to have similar health to VEGA ships. This means that while they would often win fights, their rep time will be slightly higher per point of damage and that phased damage would be much more effective at lowering their health. Of course they would have the average number of weapon slots similar to ISC but more free mass (but only a little more total mass) to load more powerful weapons.

    TL;DR

    • aliens would lose less health on average against normal weapons with slightly higher rep time per point of health.
    • phased weapons would be a decent counter to aliens which would balance them back to be about equal to ISC in actual strength.
    • aliens would have a very small increase in total mass with a slightly smaller empty mass than ISC. (This would allow them to deploy in similar force as ISC)
    • Aliens would be particularly strong in managing shielding in more precise amounts and will be quite powerful with regen shields to bolster their regen times even higher, requiring high shield damage or phased damage to bring them down.
  • Dark Zeus
    Dark Zeus
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    So glad that people on this thread follow my forum posts or watch the BV show, because most of this was covered in either form.

    Next event is classic prizes only, no new tech for 2-3 months, waiting for the new meta to sort itself out.

    New Faction will have either shield bonus or weapons bonus

    I've read the posts and watched the shows..

    I don't recall him saying no new tech..  I do recall him saying no new hulls..

    Either way..  ALL information offered to us is subject to change..  we've been told one thing and had the exact opposite happen so many times at this point..

    And my original point still stands..  it takes a significant amount of time to build and then to MK anything..  if a new faction is always on your doorstep; there is no point..  people are already bored out of their minds from farming..
  • NOT MEMPHIS
    NOT MEMPHIS
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    Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 504

    Will the new faction hulls be tier6? Will lvl70 fleets be allowed to attack 35s? This game is broken beyond repair.

    YUCK FOU

  • invadingdingo
    invadingdingo
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    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 430

    @blinkyyvx said:
    RalleYTN said:

    techguy010 said:
    Sounds cool I guess, but Kixeye have already said that once ISC is done they won't be bringing in another new faction for a while yet. 

    "Everything is subject to change" - Paul Preece

    hate the mods but thats #winning

    Aww, come on, don't hate the mods. They never did anything to ya!


  • Livn Lern
    Livn Lern
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    "Everything is subject to change" - Paul Preece

    That sig... this made my night.

  • RalleYTN
    RalleYTN
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    Joined May 2015 Posts: 3,440
    Livn Lern said:

    "Everything is subject to change" - Paul Preece

    That sig... this made my night.

    i should put this to my signature.
  • Balls on Fire
    Balls on Fire
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    Joined Sep 2015 Posts: 557

    How about a glass cannon faction that can only be repaired with coins. Make it completely useless but threaten to super buff them in the future so that everyone has to work to get them anyways today. Then have these ships automatically drain your bank as this glass canon faction is actually a kixeye faction designed to separate you from your coins. Can't be worse than the ISC faction.

  • Nathan_1973
    Nathan_1973
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    Joined Sep 2013 Posts: 143
    Im hoping the next fraction with be an Alien fraction. We play a **** space game for god sake.... pew pew
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