Letter from Will Harbin about the Future of Battle Pirates

  • hurrkia
    Potential Threat
    Joined Nov 2011 Posts: 84
    posted to fb pages lots of old players won't come back and other players don't believe to little to late. seven years wow i may be gone to but time will tell. no pun intended
  • brian.allen.5855
    Potential Threat
    Joined Sep 2013 Posts: 33
    edited 17 Jul 2018, 5:49AM
    Words are easy, actions are hard, so excuse me if I don’t hold ny breath as have seen the lies far too many times.

    If you want to prove your actions - Cancel the FM changes.
  • follow.tiffers
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 477
    edited 17 Jul 2018, 7:04PM
    Empty promises from people that don't play their own game. I haven't logged in for months because Battle Pirates is irreversably broken and unplayable. Nobody will ever read these posts so who cares? Good luck to the players that continue to get ripped off and lied to.
    "First, I want to make it clear that our users are the lifeblood of this game. Your happiness is our primary objective and everything that we do to improve the game is aimed at increasing it."  Will Harbin. CEO, Kixeye.
  • damnedU
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Oct 2014 Posts: 246
    to be perfectly honest. and i have seen this posted on TFC page. Priceiswrong, BP Prof. and quite a few high known players have left after years of dedication. rumors that huggy page will not be updated and eventually go down.. is showing the road of things to come hell i have heard dedicated pirate say that things are coming to a head and the game is basically going to become a bphq app where people just click and hit targets on auto and then repair.

    repairs times have gone up and all these stupid limited things have driven the nail into the coffin for a lot of people.
  • kixeyeuser_5188810
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 51
    Ive been here for around  7 years Ive  of seen a lot  issues ignored.  At least you are  pro active  I was with AOC  FOR  a longtime was there when ed sundown I almost quit  all internet games  because of that. Thank you  
  • stephenl90
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 824
    It is easy to say " not before time" but I hope for the sake of the everyone that your words are not empty and that you can pull it off. There is only one way that guys will return to the fold and that is by current players telling them that things have changed for the better and then there is a future after all !!!!  Good luck from me to that.
  • Albert.E.Roberts
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 666
    1st keep all the promises made before then we may have faith in your latest statement.
  • kixeyeuser_5188810
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jul 2015 Posts: 51
    I understand  
  • Rainlion
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2011 Posts: 211

    "Unfortunately, Battle Pirates has become a bog of complacency. A lack of diligence has allowed balance-breaking bugs to escape and go unnoticed for months. A lack of community engagement has caused us to lose touch with the speed that players can realistically progress. A lack of planning has forced the team to wildly over-tune stats, targets, and events in order to shoehorn value into new content."

    And you've over seen this problem burgeon and grow for more than 4 years. Do you understand why some of us are a little skeptical? Actions speak louder than words...

  • Amandeep Brar
    Amandeep Brar
    Joined Jun 2016 Posts: 1

    Unban all banned base for one time on 7th year anniversry of battle piraTws

  • Clive Hill
    Clive Hill
    Potential Threat
    Joined Sep 2015 Posts: 59
    Action now please not coming soon
  • BANZAI_Bill
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Nov 2014 Posts: 633
    Bait and switch.
  • tamdhu
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jun 2011 Posts: 336
    We will see what they future brings but I have heard this or similar before , even to the extent that certain peeps were asked to do a report card on how Kix had got on at fixing stuff etc. Well I also think some of the higher ups at kix need to play the games , not just the latest ones , maybe 30 min -1hr each day on the real server with non kix coin and see how they rate the player experience.
  • The Jury
    The Jury
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 291
    Priced yourself out of the market, not just the money market but the fun market. For us folks outside of the USA (speaking of my personal experience and not for everyone) our money generally goes less far than the domestic market of the USA due to conversion losses. Its cheaper for me to play WoWs without any real incentive to coin again in BP, which is a shame as it was a great platform. In 2 months it'll be 7 years since I started, where ive gone from daily logging into the game to now its lucky if I do over the last 7 months, its such an unincentivsed chore!  

    All the best Will, so many players have said whats wrong for years. Hard to change a culture created by Kixeye overnight with a few new leaders but no player incentive for committing their time or hard earned "resources" to something that has ignored them for so long.
    " I'll come in your base and whittle your walls "
  • ACAM73
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jan 2012 Posts: 408
    Thank you for the heads up! I look forward to the new changes. I truly hope that you mean what you just said and aren't blowing hot air. If you really want to help us Players, 

    1) How about you fix the Countermeasures
    2) Stop PvP hulls from attacking PvE hulls 
    3) Mega ship vs Mega ship only
    4) Have your team play the campaigns in real time with real hulls and not overpowered hulls 
    5) Pay more in resources. 
    6) All raid targets should payout the right points no matter what hulls are used on what targets
    7) Fix the PvP and base weapons 

    Just a few ideas I could think of right now
  • Mila Conor
    Mila Conor
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined May 2015 Posts: 262
    Ehhhhmmmmm         NO
    Sorry ..... but i dont believe you ...

    BP strategy has always been and always will be the same: The Perfect Milk Point !!

    that is and endless effort to always stay at the perfect milk point: dont milk the players to much so they dont coin and god forbid dont milk the players to little so you dont lose coin potential. the way to execute it is also simple: milk the hell out of them untill you start to see a break point then give em some currots till they little bit happy and visa versa ...

    the big ignore about this raid shout from the players will never be forgoten ... and dmg in raid is still about 1000% to much... and even A sets get NEW targets each month... and fm ... well lol ... and resources ...

    LMAO on the "players first" and super LMAO on the "money is not first priority" ...

    i ll just keep on playing basics and non coining and maybe spend little bit on the short "happy" periods ...

    happy sailing !
  • carebears are food
    carebears are food
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Apr 2013 Posts: 289

    A good place to start by helping us players is get rid of limited bp's,I mean 50+mil just to get 5 for a fleet let alone 100mil just to armour a fleet now Is ridiculous and getting stupid and shouts money,money money. As a long time player all I see is points requiered are going up,damaged received is now mandatory(skill over damage seems to be disappearing in favour of damage no matter how u drive) but rep times are still high 15-20hrs( none raid rep bonus)

    i long for the day when kix turns sector travel off to make trouble in the ranks mwahahaha
  • CleopatraOfTheSea
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 740
    I am a great believer in wait and see. Lets face it, it cant get worse right?
  • FireHawk_Warrior
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 5
    LOL 20,014 players online.
  • fulcrumer
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Aug 2013 Posts: 1,152
    You have forgotten to turn on daily camps again!!!! 

  • The Amazing Jeff
    The Amazing Jeff
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Jun 2014 Posts: 932
    ParagonD said:
    They're good words, but the balance has been broken for years - not months.
    Hopefully this is a step in the right direction. But we've heard about slow downs before etc, and then the opposite happens.

    is good. fix PVP by re-baselining all Conq's, turrets and defenders and go back to "paper, scissors, rock" instead of needing to do damage in the millions to damage a conq
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