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Let's brainstorm...
« on: September 09, 2015, 05:52:33 PM »
So let's brainstorm for a new Universe with new features. You can link me to old threads you want me to revisit, but I'm looking for new mechanics or gameplay features and not simply 'add commas' or other usability tweaks (though as we develop a new universe I can try and get those added as well). So let's hear your thoughts and ideas and see what we can do to build another Universe together.

Spin-off threads for more detailed discussions:
Let's brainstorm... [Ship Maintenance]
Let's brainstorm... [Alliance/War Features]
« Last Edit: September 10, 2015, 12:17:48 AM by Matt H »
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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 06:06:27 PM »
Why is it we can't get problems fixed and features added in existing Uni's before tackling another? Seems to be the same, every time you release a new version. Same bugs and no effort to fix anything. Most of us are not willing to restart from scratch just to run into brick walls trying to get your support in fixing existing issues. "Your feedback will be sent to the Tech Dept" gets old.
Fix what's wrong here and I might consider starting a new acct. in another Uni. Until then, unless you can add animation and sound effects, what's the point?
I know this isn't what your looking for but it's waht every player in the game is thinking. 
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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 06:06:48 PM »
Please add SI units for ship and resource counts ie 5E6 or 5M = 5 million.  Preferably allow 5.5E6 also.
This will help solve a large fraction of the user-interface-caused typos in the small input boxes.
Units:
K=Kilo (1E3)
M=Mega  (1E6)
G=Giga (1E9)
T=Tera (1E12)
E=Exa (1E15) possibly problematic wrt 5E6 format.

At least 100+ of the most active users would love this hopefully simple change.

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 06:15:02 PM »
No p mode [or only p mode for 24 hours that cannot be broke]
D mode so people can have a break.
Stop having npcs generate stupid amounts of res [cap them]
New ships
2 hephs
bigger uni slots [20 or more]
bigger initial start up pack resources techs and initial planet buildings [way to slow at start]
30% ships regenerate when hit [when next log in]
increase hydro mine gains
Get advertisements in for new players do not keep relying on the same 1000 hardcore base


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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 06:17:10 PM »
Until then, unless you can add animation and sound effects, what's the point?

We added sound effects to SDE when we launched it. They were really annoying to most players and animations would slow down a game all about timing. Can you elaborate why you believe they would be a good idea now?

Please add SI units for ship and resource counts ie 5E6 or 5M = 5 million.  Preferably allow 5.5E6 also.
This will help solve a large fraction of the user-interface-caused typos in the small input boxes.
Units:
K=Kilo (1E3)
M=Mega  (1E6)
G=Giga (1E9)
T=Tera (1E12)
E=Exa (1E15) possibly problematic wrt 5E6 format.

At least 100+ of the most active users would love this hopefully simple change.


While we appreciate the feedback, this probably falls right in line with the don't suggest 'add commas' caveat.
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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 06:18:09 PM »
Some time ago I posted my idea about a Universe called ARENA.  Short matches decided by who holds territories the longest.  Leaderboard populated by wins/losses of these matches and not DSP or RSP.  Will bring back players that got tired of the grind

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 06:19:38 PM »
Please put in a maintenance costs for ships. Either you hunt or you lose ships.

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 06:21:09 PM »
WHAT SHAMELESS 1 SAID!   Work on current universes.. membership is falling, emphasis is on buying credits to compete.  I've been a member for going on 7 years and am about to switch to EVE. 

We understand some players don't want new Universes. However, that is not the purpose of this thread and we will continue with our plan to release new Universes every 4 to 6 months. Posts in this thread not contributing to the brainstorming for new Universes and only asking us to focus on existing Universes will likely be deleted moving forward to keep the thread a clean and on purpose as possible.
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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 06:22:57 PM »
NPC's that attack people at random.

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2015, 06:23:41 PM »
Ill be posting a very long post later with suggestions... BUT right now.

The #1 thing you need to do, if you are looking to launch a new uni, is to scrap the whole new uni every 6 months plan and make this the last one. And then find a way to advertise it.. bringing in fresh blood.. Commit to it LONG term.

ANd for the love of god figure out a way to make starting easier and less boring. By looking at just Nova, it appears a few hundred people sign up a month and then quit right away. Missions are boring.. and then have nothing to do with the game play long term.

Nova sees a bunch of people return.. but only because they know people who will drop lots of RES on them to start. There is no challenge and no point to forcing someone to do missions over and over again to start the game.
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Queen of Angels - Scorned - 9,230,124,115,521,680 DSP
Jeniefe - CE - 425,049,430,778,564 DSP
Jondular - Nemesis - 114,827,036,592,923 DSP
Commander Kopciuszek - Nemesis - 97,336,503,463,657 DSP
meeeeeee - CE - 79,225,200,088,966 DSP
Savach - Nemesis - 72,291,789,932,406 DSP
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Ruby Chicken - ANH - 2,153,692,940,926 DSP
ScareCrow - SW - 1,233,018,526,993 DSP
Here Comes Trouble - Exiled - 515,361,618,434 DSP
Lobo - CE - 768,292,429,643 DSP
FireFox - SW - 398,009,220,511
Profiteer - Exiled - 377,415,717,224 DSP
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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2015, 06:26:43 PM »
The tournaments are pretty cool. I am happy to be the organizer of the JV tournament. Maybe we can improve on the tournaments in some way. Stina and I were talking one night and she thought it would be a good idea to offer an exclusive sale to participating alliances in the tournaments for the first week or so of the wars. That would generate more money for BFG and maybe boost alliance participation. What do you guys think. I have been playing SFCO for a very long time (better part of 10 yrs). I have no intentions of stopping any time soon.
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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2015, 06:27:22 PM »
A lot of the features of Eradeon 2 are good. The way the NPCs don't give resources or make debris returns the game to a more 'old school' format, focused on building mines - that's good.

What I wish most is a way for players who have been hit bad to be motivated to rebuild and continue playing. How to do this without encouraging pushing is hard, and I don't know a good mechanic. Maybe capped NPCs with resources, available only to those with a certain fleet size.

I don't object to paying modest amounts for a well designed game. I don't much like P mode though I know it's a big money-maker for BFG.

I hope BFG will devote significant resources to advertising to bring in new players.

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2015, 06:27:37 PM »
Well I'm not keen on new universes but this is a genuine feature which would work just as well in a new uni as in an old one:

Make probe rides pointless: DSP gained from a GA should be proportional to RSP contributed (or even to initial firepower perhaps)

I'm sick to the back teeth of being overtaken by useless players who aren't even worth hitting. So how about for this new universe we make the scoring system fair? I'd even consider joining if you did this, seriously!

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2015, 06:28:20 PM »
Unlimited amount of hephs. Or other larger ships.

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Re: Let's brainstorm...
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2015, 06:28:47 PM »
Well I'm not keen on new universes but this is a genuine feature which would work just as well in a new uni as in an old one:

Make probe rides pointless: DSP gained from a GA should be proportional to RSP contributed (or even to initial firepower perhaps)

I'm sick to the back teeth of being overtaken by useless players who aren't even worth hitting. So how about for this new universe we make the scoring system fair? I'd even consider joining if you did this, seriously!

This already exists in all universes launched after Nova.
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