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Title: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Conan on October 26, 2013, 05:18:34 PM
Just wondering when the next tournament will be.

If there are no moons in the next tournament I would hope that the towers would be modified.  I would like them to work on attacking fleets only and NOT be limited to the esp difference between the players.  That just allowed a few players to buy invisibility.  Changing that would allow more PvP activity.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Bad Andy on October 27, 2013, 09:02:20 PM
Please, give us a one week notice before the next tournament starts so I can plan ahead.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: HiramJim on October 30, 2013, 11:19:47 AM
Starting on a weekend would be much more fair, too.   Getting a running start is critical in these tourneys.   If you start on a weekend those who work for a living would not be at a disadvantage.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Vastet on October 30, 2013, 03:18:37 PM
Except those who work on weekends...
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: silly_me on October 30, 2013, 04:25:32 PM
those who have to live their lives are always at a disadvantage in fantasy space land.  Glad to be food though.

Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on November 01, 2013, 02:34:02 PM
Because we expect to launch a new permanent Universe in the middle of this month, it's likely that we won't launch a new Tournament Season until early to mid December.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: kru on November 01, 2013, 03:41:44 PM
Because we expect to launch a new permanent Universe in the middle of this month, it's likely that we won't launch a new Tournament Season until early to mid December.

any teaser details on that yet
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Commander Sharma1 on November 01, 2013, 03:42:10 PM
what is the new permanent uni going to be?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on November 01, 2013, 03:44:06 PM
We're still finalizing all of the features that will make it into the new Universe, but I expect 6 new ships and multiple new game mechanics.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: kru on November 01, 2013, 03:49:42 PM
We're still finalizing all of the features that will make it into the new Universe, but I expect 6 new ships and multiple new game mechanics.

cool, i like and prefer new perma unis, but is this one going to be so overwhelmed in rescources?

Will npcs (urcath, seekers, krug) if an addition be attackable at every RSP level (unlike it is now in conquest) given that there i still cannot attack any when i am not p mode!

Any art releases going to be shown before the uni opens of anything new?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Commander Sharma1 on November 01, 2013, 04:46:01 PM
What is the new name of the uni? And can you give us like a week notice of the exact date and time it will come up so we can all know when to be ready?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Zarchne on November 01, 2013, 05:01:16 PM
Will the existing ships behave the same way in battle as they do now?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on November 01, 2013, 05:03:21 PM
Will the existing ships behave the same way in battle as they do now?

Yes. However, how you obtain some of the ships will be changed.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: lazoputz on November 01, 2013, 08:04:02 PM
As an aside Matt, if the new ships work out well in the new uni, is there any potential that they might be imported into existing unis? Or does BFG feel that may be too game-disrupting? Either way, in the hopes of having new toys to play with, I MAY just have to play two unis, although if I had my druthers, I would druther not.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Vastet on November 01, 2013, 08:22:04 PM
Will all the older ships be present?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on November 01, 2013, 08:49:05 PM
As an aside Matt, if the new ships work out well in the new uni, is there any potential that they might be imported into existing unis? Or does BFG feel that may be too game-disrupting? Either way, in the hopes of having new toys to play with, I MAY just have to play two unis, although if I had my druthers, I would druther not.

It's always possible, but unlikely, that we'll add new ships to the older Universes.

Will all the older ships be present?

All of the older ships will be present.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Pantin on November 01, 2013, 09:02:33 PM
I don't recall BFG ever inputting new combat ships into older unis. Am I wrong?

Examples of support ships that have been added are zags, carms, and builds like lunar docks and upgradable warp gates. Otherwise they've stated many times that they don't want to screw with the balance of older unis.

One interesting way to "add" the new ships like moros erebus and whatever will be in the new uni would be to make them spawn off one or all of the NPC races. Woul dmaybe make it more interesting to attack NPCs if their fleet compositions were to differ greatly according to race. Then again many NPC farmers shout to all heavens whenever NPC farming becomes even a tidbit more challenging.

BFG PLOT!!!
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Commander KTK on November 04, 2013, 12:55:50 PM
Matt, Will the new Uni have territories and NPC's and faster build speeds and flight times than Conquest has?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on November 04, 2013, 01:57:10 PM
Matt, Will the new Uni have territories and NPC's and faster build speeds and flight times than Conquest has?

It will probably be the same speed as Conquest. It will have Territories, but they will be nothing like the ones used in Conquest, and it will have NPCs.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Conan on November 07, 2013, 04:38:35 PM
@Matt, is there a name for the new uni yet?  Start date?

We are only about a week from the middle of the month when you said the new uni would start.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Conan on November 11, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
Because we expect to launch a new permanent Universe in the middle of this month, it's likely that we won't launch a new Tournament Season until early to mid December.

Hey Matt, the middle of the month is only 4 days away.  Are you going to just surprise everybody? ;~)
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Zarchne on November 11, 2013, 09:32:39 PM
Maybe issues came up in testing.  (Shield self from spit-takes everyone is doing...)
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: YoYoDotsGrandpa on November 13, 2013, 08:44:57 PM
the new game must be darkfire Galaxies the game is in final testing, they made a lot of changes on it. 
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on November 13, 2013, 08:49:19 PM
the new game must be darkfire Galaxies the game is in final testing, they made a lot of changes on it. 

Our 'new game' is Darkfire Galaxies. Our 'new universe' is not.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: YoYoDotsGrandpa on November 14, 2013, 05:19:50 PM
good
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Alldow on December 16, 2013, 03:42:46 PM
ok do you Mat have any ideal yet when t6 will start as I have  not heard any thing new on it yet thanks you for you time

Alldow
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on December 16, 2013, 03:51:14 PM
ok do you Mat have any ideal yet when t6 will start as I have  not heard any thing new on it yet thanks you for you time

Alldow

We do not have a launch planned for Season 6 yet. If I had to guess, it likely won't occur until at least the end of January.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Alldow on December 16, 2013, 04:00:16 PM
ok thanks Mat I will be waiting
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Alldow on January 14, 2014, 02:29:41 AM
Mat have you guys pick a date yet for t6 I know it is only the 14 but it would be nice to now when it would most likely to start and once again thank you for you time

Alldow
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: madman 2 on January 16, 2014, 06:57:16 PM
I know your busy with hired guns but you did say that T6 would be towards the end of jan 14. MATT do you have any updates that you can give us as I think you owe us that much
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Zarchne on January 16, 2014, 09:22:24 PM
I know your busy with hired guns

Not just Hired Guns, but the server upgrades for all universes.

I think you owe us that much

There is no contract.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on January 19, 2014, 02:22:12 PM
I am on vacation but should be back in the office tomorrow. I'll try and get an update soon.

Sent from my Moto X

Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: renykeny on February 04, 2014, 03:36:42 AM
QUICK...IM GETTING BORED!...A.D.D.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Alldow on February 08, 2014, 09:52:51 PM
so am I. So just when will T6 start?
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on February 08, 2014, 10:06:32 PM
so am I. So just when will T6 start?

We're currently planning Season 6, but we need to finish updating our code to get some performance gains and resolve some hosting issues before we move forward.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Ares on February 26, 2014, 01:48:27 AM
We do not have a launch planned for Season 6 yet. If I had to guess, it likely won't occur until at least the end of January.

We're currently planning Season 6, but we need to finish updating our code to get some performance gains and resolve some hosting issues before we move forward.
Season 6 .

We are now at the end of February, and still waiting for Season 6 .
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on February 26, 2014, 01:56:10 AM
And we're in the same situation we were on February 8, 2014.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: madman 2 on February 26, 2014, 04:48:44 PM
another words we are in the same place as we where three months ago, nothing new not even an idea as to want will be in T-6, sorry matt but this is getting kinda old
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Matt H on February 26, 2014, 06:59:17 PM
After discussing Tournaments with the team today we've opted to discontinue them moving forward. Unfortunately, while we believe the Tournaments were fun, due to the low participation rate we are unable to bear the cost of planning, building, and running them. If you are a player that had purchased credits remaining in the Universe, you may submit a ticket to the support desk and I will move those to another Universe for you as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Alldow on February 27, 2014, 04:12:47 AM
I for one am sorry to hear that you guys at BFG opted to discontinue the Tournaments. I for one will miss them. I would like to thank you for the five we did have as they were fun as for the other Universe I have quit playing them all but Conquest and HG and I was just playing them while I was waiting for T6 now I will have think about cont. playing those two or just stop playing. I would like to thank you all at BFG for the many years of game playing I have enjoyed.

Allen  (Alldow)
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: madman 2 on February 27, 2014, 04:56:58 AM
I believe that BFG made their biggest mistake as most of the money players will now stop playing along with a lot of others
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: kru on February 27, 2014, 05:03:51 AM
I believe that BFG made their biggest mistake as most of the money players will now stop playing along with a lot of others

scusey?

do you understand business?  do you understand that if it costs a company more money to develo, build, run and maintain a game then that universe returns it is not viable?

You cannot expect money earned from games to fund a singular game which barely has 300 players for the duration.

In the meantime, what we find is that the quality of service being provided on the other games reduces due to maintaining one which has no return.

Now, correct me if i am wrong here, but BFG have always stood their ground by stating they would continue to run a universe as long as it was (in laymen terms) fiscally profitable to do so.

This should actually serve as a warning to both the players and BFG.

BFG because it showing that there is now becoming a lack lusting interest in their games.

The players because it shows BFG have to consider each and every game/universe from a business persepective
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: madman 2 on February 27, 2014, 02:19:20 PM
kru, I do agree, but I think that BFG  has been a large part of the reason for lack of part. in tournies by favoring the big money over the little guys that pay 20 dallors for game play, if they had been more fairly balanced more people would have played, as far as other units I think conquest is best hired gunnies is a good idea but they made game play so slow that it gets boring and again fair balance is missing. what made tournies better then other units is that they had a end-game target. other units would be mush better if there was an end-game to them
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Conan on February 27, 2014, 03:00:44 PM
@Madman, at this point Conquest is really about who can beat up more military territories and buy merchant trades.  Very little PvP action going on there.  I am ranked in the mid 150s and have nearly 6 billion ships.  The top 34 each have 1000 times as many ships as I do.  Conquest is hopelessly lopsided.  Hired Guns is somewhat slow at developing (I still have not unlocked proms) but the territories there will force PvP action or you won't have a labor T.  I am in the top 30 and I have only used credits for 12-15 merchant trades.  Everything else I have done the slow way. 
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: kru on February 27, 2014, 06:45:21 PM
@Madman, at this point Conquest is really about who can beat up more military territories and buy merchant trades.  Very little PvP action going on there.  I am ranked in the mid 150s and have nearly 6 billion ships.  The top 34 each have 1000 times as many ships as I do.  Conquest is hopelessly lopsided. 


ermmmm. your wrong about conquest......there is plenty of PvP action going on. However, as you point out, there is a small issue of players having well over the norm for ship counts (trillions & hundreds of trillions)

Whilst PvP is not as common or active (as it appears) as other unis, all (if not 99%) of the battle reports posted lately are from conquest!

In fact, further to your assumption of merching, i myself use the merchs a lot, but i have in the last week alone handed out close to 1 quadrillion hydro to my members.  If your issue is hydro, your not playing with the right peiople willing to help you along.

For example, i spent almost 100 trillion hydro to attack & hold a military territory so that 2 of my members could scoop the debris and firther build/develop.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: kru on February 27, 2014, 06:50:09 PM
kru, I do agree, but I think that BFG  has been a large part of the reason for lack of part. in tournies by favoring the big money over the little guys that pay 20 dallors for game play, if they had been more fairly balanced more people would have played, as far as other units I think conquest is best hired gunnies is a good idea but they made game play so slow that it gets boring and again fair balance is missing. what made tournies better then other units is that they had a end-game target. other units would be mush better if there was an end-game to them

deffo somewhat agree.

The tourneys were favored for the spenders, or rather heavy spenders.. But a none spender or light spender can compete if they sacrafice the extra time.

Conquest is BFGs cash cow, and i would hazard a guess it is that universe with its very high end spending which keeps some of the other games alive.

Now, myself and countless others refused to play up in the tourneys due to the fact all that hard work basicaly gets reset, which to me in all fairness, my time is more valuable than my money
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Duanra on February 27, 2014, 11:58:14 PM
Not that I am completely surprised as my post on the alliance ranking left unanswered after three months so obviously the tournament was not on BFG agenda.

I am disappointed and a bit sad that I spent money on credits in the tournaments thinking there would be a season 6. Now I feel tricked. And I don't want to spend money on games that never end, I'd rather pay a fee every month for a better game.

I think this is not correct and hopefully BFG realizes this is just not possible to stop the tournament uni without telling in advance so that the players can planify the use of the credits they have purchased.

Instead of discontinuing the tournament I would suggest to consider organizing the seasons to have a general ranking : give points for achievements (best ranks etc...) and make a ranking over the last 5 seasons (or any number of seasons), as an incentive to play and maintain good results in all seasons. Short seasons are ok but get a general ranking.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Duanra on February 28, 2014, 12:03:06 AM
Please note that most of the players in my alliance in HG were only waiting for the tournament.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Admiral Lermontov on February 28, 2014, 03:11:40 PM
I have been waiting for T6 as well, I have credits left from T2 that I hoped to use in the winter tourney. My new RL job does not allow me the time to play a tourney "in season" or an ongoing Uni. Oh well there goes my little bit of contributions to BFG's bottom line. I understand their position, would have appreciated knowing earlier that they were going to discontinue Tourneys though...
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: VikingTurd on March 23, 2014, 01:54:58 AM
Seems to me that they are not discontinued, but maybe they are just looking for a better game formula. Doesn't seem like they like the territories and stuff too well. Although they seem like a great idea they seem to make things really complicated. Not that we can't grasp them. Just not what i was looking for.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: censored on April 12, 2015, 07:14:45 PM
While I agree to a certain extent, I also think it would only work if BFG stopped releasing unis every 6 months (the tournament would satisfy all the people who like starting from scratch over and over without diluting the player base). And came up with some reward more interesting than concept art.
Title: Re: Any news on when/if there will be a T6?
Post by: Grace on April 12, 2015, 07:17:49 PM
While I agree to a certain extent, I also think it would only work if BFG stopped releasing unis every 6 months (the tournament would satisfy all the people who like starting from scratch over and over without diluting the player base). And came up with some reward more interesting than concept art.

yes, you would have to roll back the release of new unis a lil. Something like an annual tournament of 3 months, starting on the first of jan, ending 1st April, and a new permanent uni launched on the 1st of September each year... or some other variation. New uni every two years or whatever.

Come on, consider it, Matt, and put it forward to the team. We need to see how those new ships in guns fit in.