March Alien Decimation Briefing

  • Daniel.A
    Daniel.A
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    IT IS TIME AGAIN GUYS!!!

  • mason.dixen
    mason.dixen
    Master Tactician
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 2,156


    PHASE 2
    Unknown Reaper Fleets lvl 60-78 (pts range 30,000 - 152,460)

    Unknown Barrage Hive Fleets lvl 80-90 (pts range 243,936 - 382,329)


    PHASE 3

    Unknown Barrage Hive Fleets lvl 80-88 (pts range 243,936 - 324,008)

    Unknown Barrage Harvester Boss Targets lvl 90-95 (pts range 550,814 - 728,451)


    Notes:

    • Xeno Cluster Missile Blueprint drops in pieces, not all at once.

    • No Carrier materials are included in the Strongboxes that are offered

    • All Enemy fleets are Solo Targets only (No Co-Op).


    ALIEN DECIMATION BEGINS 3.23.17 3PM PST

    ENDS 3.27.17 3PM PST

    STORE CLOSES 3.28.17 3PM PST


    I SUMMON A RIVER OF ****-HURT TO FLOW ONTO FORUMS AND POISON THE PLAYER COMMUNITY!!!! 

    So let me get this straight,

    Harvesters, last time harvesters needed to be co-oped to kill up and if fighting the highest levels; bring Xeno Punishers.

    Now!  Flash forward now all targets are solo.  I wonder if the damage DPS will be comparable to last time.

    Last week, the new alien hives that wear worth 800K in points are now worth 400K.

    And the excuse is?  Forced adaptation and ignoring the F2P community.  I know it's hard to imagine end game level F2P members, but even moderate coin purchasers (80-100 USD a month) would be hard pressed to continue as there is no reward, just continued forced adaptation.

    This does not make a game fun. A matter of fact, with the increase in players attempting to dispose of there accounts, The Chinese gaming community rapidly approaching the ripe age of (I really don't know but it is over a year).

    Is it me or does this seem like the VC community is being exploited.  Being rode into the ground to offset costs on other projects.

     What does this mean.............Well in the sort term we have some cool BPs to get.  ATM I don't feel like attempting a harvester Barrage 90+ fleet.  Truthfully, buying the coin deals on the Crafting package seem like a more worthwhile investment then to acquire crafting materials via the harvester barrage fleets.

    Stuff highlighted in pink are just gay.  I have do not know any players who run a marked up Dominion that has not paid for it.  Which means you totally killed a great way for players to gain Dominion crafting materials. 

     
    "Forged in the flames of the original 8k wars"
    "Participant in the Jova Crusades; the winning side"
    "I hate cargo fleets.  What else do you want me to say"
    "I attacked you because you stole my piece of cheesecake with cherry toppings."
    "The government has ordered me to harvest this farm.  Please be patient as your base is harvested."
    IGN: MasonD
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  • STORM_BREAKER
    STORM_BREAKER
    Force to be Reckoned With
    Joined Mar 2016 Posts: 1,920

    @CS CHRIS said:
    I understand this looks to be quite a daunting challenge, and it is. A few gentle reminders for everyone, though:

    "Daunting"??? **** no... it's frickin impossible, to do without like coining our entire months salaries...

    • Solo targets are balanced at a lower difficulty than Co-Op targets. Your task is not to face a level 95 Co-Op target by yourself. While boss targets will be extremely difficult (they are boss targets, after all), they are balanced for one player to tackle.

    Good,but guess What? We know how KIX works...

    • Yes, the latest Xeno ships with the latest Xeno tech equipped will be the most efficient means to destroy a target. As was mentioned at the start of this season, the highest level tech from the monthly events and various sector activities are subsequently going to be the best to use for the highest level Alien targets.

    Yeah coin OP fleets and live, or get left behind to die

    They are not the only means to destroy a target, just the most efficient.

    Hehehehehehhehehehhehehehehehhehehhehehehehhehe, HAHAHHHAHAHAH Joke of the millennium...

    • This event lasts for 4 days. A single boss target fight at the highest level will earn you enough points to unlock almost any prize in the store, and those are far from the only targets on the map. So don't go into this feeling like you have to completely clean out the store in a day, you have time and you have options.

    Well I see LOADS of unattacked fleets in atleast my sector...

    Plan your strategies accordingly. 

    Running into enemy fleets, conning and repeating is NOT a strategy

    My overall opinion... THANKS FOR THE FREE 4 DAYS!

  • John Jones22
    John Jones22
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Feb 2015 Posts: 3,291

    @CS CHRIS said:
    I understand this looks to be quite a daunting challenge, and it is. A few gentle reminders for everyone, though:

    • Solo targets are balanced at a lower difficulty than Co-Op targets. Your task is not to face a level 95 Co-Op target by yourself. While boss targets will be extremely difficult (they are boss targets, after all), they are balanced for one player to tackle.

    • Yes, the latest Xeno ships with the latest Xeno tech equipped will be the most efficient means to destroy a target. As was mentioned at the start of this season, the highest level tech from the monthly events and various sector activities are subsequently going to be the best to use for the highest level Alien targets. They are not the only means to destroy a target, just the most efficient.

    • This event lasts for 4 days. A single boss target fight at the highest level will earn you enough points to unlock almost any prize in the store, and those are far from the only targets on the map. So don't go into this feeling like you have to completely clean out the store in a day, you have time and you have options. Plan your strategies accordingly. 

    Do the fleets repair or van we use two fleets? Those **** barrage hives healed themselves if u didnt kill them in one go.

  • STORM_BREAKER
    STORM_BREAKER
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    @Sonidojoo said:
    remember: 1 step forward (half repair time), 2 steps backward (x10 incoming damage)

    LMAO, but unfortunately that applies for XENO ships, and ****, I don't coin entire fleets, or basically anything...

  • Ryan Carter
    Ryan Carter
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 446


    Just gonna leave this here

    Playing VC be like
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  • STORM_BREAKER
    STORM_BREAKER
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    Joined Mar 2016 Posts: 1,920

    @Sonidojoo said:
    remember: 1 step forward (half repair time), 2 steps backward (x10 incoming damage)

    LMAO, but unfortunately that applies for XENO ships, and ****, I don't coin entire fleets, or basically anything...

  • Coelus
    Coelus
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 1,222

    @zparadis said:
    Ya know, in the story of the game, reducing the point payout on older flts makes sense. Geir wants us to get info on the aliens, well guess what? we have learned just about everything we can from the regular hives, and the reapers are starting to become old news too. So quit your whining, and think about it logically. not only that, but the ever increasing flt lvs also makes sense. the aliens are getting annoyed that we have not died yet, so they are sending more powerful things to try and kill us

    Sure, aliens adapting and sending stronger more valuable fleets makes sense.... but why does that have anything to do with the other fleets values, its not like they proportionately scaled down their difficulty, you dont take less damage. Juat because people hve had more time to work on them and fogure them out doesnt mean its gonna be easier. For someone who just bow figured out how to manage reapers its a major slap on the face, especially when they were the hardest thing around a couple weeks ago

  • Alvis Grove III
    Alvis Grove III
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    Joined Feb 2016 Posts: 60

    Hitting 95s are we guaranteed to get a mk5 pattern or the same screwed up 1 in 10000 chance of get the mk5 pattern

  • Coelus
    Coelus
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 1,222

    put it this way, the fact that theyre worth exponentially more than other fleets is incentive enough for the players who can hit them to hit them. You dint need to cut other fleet values to scraps as well for the reat of us

  • kamikaze_xyz
    kamikaze_xyz
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jan 2015 Posts: 581

    no coop, no demon, no in planet targets...

    http://i.imgur.com/QYnxhWI.gif
  • Heliosa
    Heliosa
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    Joined Jan 2017 Posts: 62

    @CM DOOMROOSTER

    Wow!
    So the most OP xeno weapon is now a BP? AND EXCLUSIVELY available to mega coiners only? since... it only drops from the most damage inducing and difficult event fleets......

    Making a BP drop from the highest lvl fleets is only to ensure that noone other than the highest lvl coiners can get this tech. You cannot grind points for it and if you don't have the fleets to hit that many times... then you are basically screwed.

    This is just sad.... you just did two things:
    1) Loose money by making xeno cluster 1/2 a BP instead of a reusable credit.
    2) Ensured that the game is not enjoyed by anyone who isn't a coiner.

    Oh and dont forget the crap points for regular hives down from 34k two decimations ago.....

    Thinking about what else to say, but rather speechless at this point...
    Very disappointing :-/

  • mason.dixen
    mason.dixen
    Master Tactician
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 2,156
    RagE-GOAT said:
    This is ... disappointing. How are we supposed to keep up without spending $600 every 2 weeks.

    We need mk 2 and 3 punisher patterns more than we need mk 4 and 5!

    It's impossible to build the fleets you need to get the things you need as it is.

    You miss the punisher coin deal you are behind and cant catch up...
    Rage!  Awesome seeing you back in the grind?  The game has changed.  Good seeing you bro.
    "Forged in the flames of the original 8k wars"
    "Participant in the Jova Crusades; the winning side"
    "I hate cargo fleets.  What else do you want me to say"
    "I attacked you because you stole my piece of cheesecake with cherry toppings."
    "The government has ordered me to harvest this farm.  Please be patient as your base is harvested."
    IGN: MasonD
    ~Condolences to all who share a similar name - there can only be one.
  • L1b4ninho
    L1b4ninho
    Greenhorn
    Joined Jan 2016 Posts: 16

    95 solo harvesters...nothing more to say

  • Ghost Effect
    Ghost Effect
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    Joined Dec 2014 Posts: 100

    Yup..... another event I'm not going to partake in. This back to back event is getting too much and omfg power creep...

  • IdahoWizard
    IdahoWizard
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    Joined Sep 2016 Posts: 213

    I think I'm just going to observe these ridiculous events from now. I finally finished my Punisher fleet, and now it's useless except for collecting blueprints and supply runs. How long before the cutter fleet is useless.. Another month?

  • invadingdingo
    invadingdingo
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 430

    You guys are really shifting on us with this one.

    I thought Xeno wouldn't be good in PvP and DC would still be top? I'm not crazy, right? That's what we were told.

    **** these barrage fleets. Keep your **** mega hydra missile out of the game.


  • invadingdingo
    invadingdingo
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  • mason.dixen
    mason.dixen
    Master Tactician
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 2,156
    Sonidojoo said:
    i was thinking how can they make game even worse, here is the answer drop weapon as blueprint from lvl 90+ fleets when most player fleets are lvl 65 =)

    also +50% aoe radius looks like bullshit with 100m base aoe radius
    Use them on Brutal Hydra and Scatter missles bro!  AoEs of 900m!!!!
    "Forged in the flames of the original 8k wars"
    "Participant in the Jova Crusades; the winning side"
    "I hate cargo fleets.  What else do you want me to say"
    "I attacked you because you stole my piece of cheesecake with cherry toppings."
    "The government has ordered me to harvest this farm.  Please be patient as your base is harvested."
    IGN: MasonD
    ~Condolences to all who share a similar name - there can only be one.
  • Hlias Schumacher
    Hlias Schumacher
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    Joined Dec 2014 Posts: 133

    Unknown Reaper Fleets lvl 60-78 (pts range 30,000 - 152,460) 

     Why the 60s from 40 000 now give 30 000 points? And at previous Alien event the 60s were harder than usual.

    **** you kixeye you keep reducing the points and make the aliens stronger.

  • wayne12345cool
    wayne12345cool
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    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 92
    So in the brifing ALL **** TARGETS ARE SOLO ARE YOU INSANE HOW THE **** CAN I BEAT A LVL 95 HARVESTER SOLO GIVE ME SOME OF THAT **** YOUR SMOKING KIXEYE
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  • Heliosa
    Heliosa
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    @CM DOOMROOSTER
    @coffeepowered
    @CS CHRIS

    So, I am assuming that this is intentional....

    You created a weapon with 409 DPS x 5 = 2045 DPS per decimator or even more DPS for the Xeno Battleship.... available as a blueprint
    ? to mega coiners by making it a drop and ensuring that only they can obtain it and annihilate anything (events & pvp) and the rest of us... casual coiners and non coiners.... just sit and make sure they're fleets don't hit lvl 60..... to avoid them.

    Not only that... this part is interesting to think about...

    Intentionally... kix is knowing making it so that the super OP xeno 409 dps weapon is only made accessible to mega coiners so that they coin this event heavily and then.... just cruise and barely coin through the rest of the events of year?

    I guess when all that dps wreaks events fleets and pvp they wont need to coin rep anymore.... That sounds like a solid financial strategy. <<<<

    Cuz what fleet (event/PVP) will withstand up to 2045DPS x 6 = 12,270 DPS? <<<<< you read that right 6 decimators = 12,270 DPS

    Compare all this to 984 for xeno disintegrator punisher made available through credits only.....

    This is wayyyyyy worse than when ranger swarms were introduced.... at least those were credits with 3 lvls and a low drop rate and limited to be useable on only one ship the diminion....

  • Heliosa
    Heliosa
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    ^dominion*

  • nashslash
    nashslash
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    "insert coin for game !"
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  • Natasfonos
    Natasfonos
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    I think there is only one question remaining, regarding Vega Conflict:

    What is Kixeye's new project that they think is so much better than Vega Conflict that they have purposely killed this game?

  • takumi152
    takumi152
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    Joined Dec 2014 Posts: 51
    Remember when coop alien targets were first introduced... there was no solo target at that time...
    Now it is INVERTED, no coop and only solo. That's no fun :(
    (。・ω・)ノ
  • John the Savage
    John the Savage
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    Joined Nov 2016 Posts: 956
    You guys sure did  a lot of work creating the framework for co-op only to eliminate it later on....

  • wayne12345cool
    wayne12345cool
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    GAME IS CANCER LITTERLY
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  • Hallack
    Hallack
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    Perhaps @cm doomrooster you could tell us if this is a one to one blueprint drop or if multiple pieces are needed? I may have missed that in the briefing.

  • takumi152
    takumi152
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    "Use coins to make it work" - Kixeye
    (。・ω・)ノ
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