Oh, this blind battle idea would be fun! As a member of the American Wolverines team, the battles have become very predictable the last few months. We face Wire and lose, then we face Alis or Phoenix rising and win. We never see any other teams to battle!
I have seen players that have jumped in the past, now settle into good strong teams, but there are still those high level players that are jumping onto low level battleships. There are still whole teams from the top 5 that will move to a different ship on battle days.
I cannot imagine as a new player trying to develop their personal base and attack strength finding a team to join, get to know those players, develop friendships, like we all do with teammates. Then set up battle strategies to face an opponent of equal development and BOOM, find themselves facing a team of jumpers of levels they can only dream of. How can these new players want to continue playing the game when this is happening? We all understand that without new players entering the game, the game will die out. I know the long time players do not want this to happen. We need to find a solution.
We have heard many ideas about how to stop the jumpers. We have seen and become involved in many, many discussions on the game sites, like Junk or one of the others. What that always points out to me, is that this jumping IS a problem. I do NOT want to see the developers just make a rule that stops jumping cold. I kind of like the idea of having a few "mercenary type players" out in the game that can help out a team every now and again. Nothing wrong with helping out a friend. Those that want to jump, go ahead. Maybe we could have someone set up a game page just for Mercenary Players to find a team for battle.
This idea of a Blind Battle set up will allow the rest of us to face different opponents and at the same time, it might just stop, or at least slow down the situation where a whole team jumps to avoid facing a certain opponent. I see this as a Good thing for this game we have all come to enjoy so much.
thank you for listening.
A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR JUMPERS!All battles are matched up by your strike force rank.Playkot should subtract a players level from the Strike force rank every time a player leaves the ship and add a players level every time he joins a ship.
If a level 40 player leaves and returns, or is replaced with a 40 then strike force rank (- 40 +40) stays the same.
If a level 40 player is replaced with a 70 then strike force rank (- 40 +70) is increased by 30.
If a whole ship of level 40 player is replaced with a whole ship of level 70 players, then strike force rank (- 600 +1050) is increased by 450.
Hello Kate, Thanks for finally addressing this issue.
As you, yourself stated in your response, the jumping in the top and middle level teams does in fact happen because of the predictability of the matchmaking. That is why I like the idea of a "Blind Battle" set up. This can be devised to be formed of the top 5 teams, the teams ranked from 5 -10 and so on, Or it can be set up to be completely random for all teams in the top 20, and even beyond. The format of the teams that battle and what their rankings are is the key to this working. I feel that a level 20 team will be very hard pressed to defeat a top 5 team, but we have witnessed surprising results in the volcano events from lower ranked teams with players that have developed remarkable attack skills.
I know in the top teams, the players have grown very weary of facing the same opponents over and over every battle. This change will help promote the old excitement of battle day once again!
I truly hope that you guys in development put the rush on developing a way to slow this team jumping issue.
After every battle all we see on the chat pages are players insulting each other over this very issue. This team jumping is becoming a bigger issue every week it seems.
I really hope that by working together with your staff, we are able to help you guys develop a way to stop teams from doing this.
I can only imagine how discouraging it is as a beginning or lower level player or team to work all week gathering the necessary gear to help your team, only to find you have been matched against a team of high level jumpers! This waste of time and recourses, not to mention the disappointment as the battle begins, I am sure is a contributing factor to players giving up on this game.
Thank you Kate, and please keep us all advised of the ideas as you develop them!
Kate, I know you guys are looking at this team jumping. What I am going to ask is this:
Does Playkot see team jumping as a problem?
If you are looking at all the conversations on the different game chats you can see that this is by far the biggest issue on the game. I think, as a long time player we all deserve an answer to this easy question.
If Playkot does NOT see this issue of team jumping as a problem, it answers all my questions and I will either adjust my play and stop spending money like I do or just stop the game.
Please...…..an answer is all we ask of you! At least then, we know you are looking into a viable way to change this from happening. If there is an inkling of a change to address this, I will be happy to wait...…….for now.
Paul Fonder said:
Kate, I know you guys are looking at this team jumping. What I am going to ask is this:Does Playkot see team jumping as a problem? If you are looking at all the conversations on the different game chats you can see that this is by far the biggest issue on the game. I think, as a long time player we all deserve an answer to this easy question. If Playkot does NOT see this issue of team jumping as a problem, it answers all my questions and I will either adjust my play and stop spending money like I do or just stop the game.Please...…..an answer is all we ask of you! At least then, we know you are looking into a viable way to change this from happening. If there is an inkling of a change to address this, I will be happy to wait...…….for now.thank you
Later this week the Issue of Jumpers will Start to be Dealt with by some Rule changes!
No word yet as to what exactly will be done, but It Has Started! I am sure there will be more coming after this change too!
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