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Balancing Changes on July 14th

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Stebbi, 12 Jul 2017.

  1. Stebbi

    Stebbi Developer

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    Hi there!

    We are putting some balancing changes live on Friday (July 14.) and I wanted to give you a heads up and also explain the reasons for these changes.

    Repair Items buff
    • Duct Tape: +9% repair amount
    • Repair Bolt: +10% repair amount, -10% cooldown
    • Repair Bolt is also changed from a 2 slot to a 1 slot item
    The two main reasons for the recent repair item changes were these:
    1. Make Fixers less powerful (they were clearly overperforming, with Mk5 Fixers performing more like Mk6 of other classes)
    2. See more variety in Fixer items (Repair Pulse was and still is by far the most popular repair item)
    What we have seen so far indicates that Fixers are now closer to the other classes in power level, but the variety is not there. Repair Pulse still dominates the green slots and the "single ship" repair items are nowhere to be seen. We're hoping that this change makes them more viable.

    Speeder hitpoints nerf
    • Speeder hitpoint talents reduced
      • Swift lvl 21: From 5% to 3%
      • Swift lvl 29: From 10% to 4%
      • Sinklair lvl 10: From 5% to 3%
    • Speeder base hitpoints are reduced
      • Speeder mk 4: From 1400 to 1300 (-100)
      • Speeder mk 5: From 1950 to 1750 (-200)
      • Speeder mk 6: From 2300 to 2000 (-300)
      • Speeder mk 7: From 2610 to 2300 (-310)
    There has to be a tradeoff when it comes to speed and hitpoints and we don't feel like this is the case when it comes to Speeders.
    Speeders have access to too many hitpoints at the higher levels. The problem is magnified by the fact that Shield items add to a ships base hitpoints and are therefore additionally boosted by all crew talents that increase the ships hitpoints.
    This change brings the Speeder specific hitpoint multiplier talents from a total of 20% down to 10%. For comparison, the total Enforcer specific hitpoint multiplier talents are also 10%.

    Frost Launcher buff
    • Frost Launcher: -17% cooldown, -14% flight time
    The frost launcher has been under-used and under-performing for a long time so it deserves a little bit of balancing love.

    Missiles nerf
    • Missiles: +15% cooldown, +20% flight time
    Missiles are way too efficient at the moment, with lower cooldown than all the other 2 slot weapons and a short flight time that makes them virtually impossible to dodge. These changes should make it a more balanced weapon when compared to others.

    until next time,
    -Stebbi
    UPDATE: changes are live right now!
     
    Last edited: 14 Jul 2017
  2. The War Net

    The War Net Member

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    Love It. Still want to see a Sniper Cannon change to make it a 2 slot item. And max the critical chance at 25%.
     
  3. Bobbafed99

    Bobbafed99 Active Member

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    Well, there goes my Sniper and Missile Launcher setup on my enforcer. rip.
     
  4. Kalbs

    Kalbs Well-Known Member

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    In behalf of all Speeders. Ouch :( Double nerf within a month
     
  5. Johnnieday

    Johnnieday Member

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    Great !
    Another nerf !
    WOOHOO !! THANK YOU DEVS ! We so NEED them, AGAIN ! /s
     
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  6. Star.Nova

    Star.Nova Member

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    Nice job devs
     
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  7. *Rubber Duck*

    *Rubber Duck* Well-Known Member

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    Not loving the speeder nerf but hey, makes since...seen alot of mk6s and 7s with 6k+ hp lol. Nice changes guys ty!
     
  8. JakeGamingFTW

    JakeGamingFTW New Member

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    RIP speeders are even shitter now, ehh good for repair bolt though
     
  9. *Rubber Duck*

    *Rubber Duck* Well-Known Member

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    A speeder in the right hands is no were close to shitty
     
  10. Sightrasher

    Sightrasher New Member

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    I always wondered...
    ...why top 50 is all yellow boats, some Fixers and Shooters and the couple of Defenders there are just boats with exaggerated loadout (a chinese guy had a level 2 legendary)?
    When is gonna Defender get some buff?
     
  11. GGodHand

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    Will Missile Launcher still be good after this? Was thinking of trying them out. This new info has me reconsidering.
     
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  12. Zerolive

    Zerolive Active Member

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    Although I am going using speeder nerf is cool. More speed would be nice for speeder since it is too slow and gets slower each level.
     
  13. Anand Vamshi

    Anand Vamshi New Member

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    Please Dont Change Of The Speeder... already its Having Low Hitpoints N Dieing Early.... pls...

    And Alternatively Provide More Pearls On Shop And By Winning Match U Developers Must Give 3 Pearls Just For Battle N Bonus Will be Added Reduce Sugars N Increase The Pearls Pleasee.... admin
     
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  14. Bobbafed99

    Bobbafed99 Active Member

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    To be fair, that nerf was needed...!
    Speeders are not supposed to be defenders with 6k+ health, and the missiles were a bit strong.... ( even tho I used them :( )
    Great seeing healers coming back in the game, but be aware that too much healing power can make the old "Undefeateble fixer" come back
     
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  15. Miathan

    Miathan Well-Known Member

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    Seems to me the speed change only makes sense, it's the only item that makes circles on the ground but is unavoidable anyway because it hits so quickly after the circles appear that you get no chance to dodge. I'm not sure about the cooldown.
     
  16. Johnnieday

    Johnnieday Member

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    a 5000 speeder VS a 16000 defender.
    A 5000 speeder VS a 13000 shooter.
    Keep in mind the 4sec of NO speed for OB.

    Woohooo !!
     
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  17. B2B

    B2B New Member

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    Why would making a starter weapon 2 slot be a good idea? Your suggestion seems like a personal opinion.
     
  18. Johnnieday

    Johnnieday Member

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    Because he is a wuss !
     
  19. Romario

    Romario New Member

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    Speeder com muitos pontos de vida? Ta virando lixo esse jogo
     
  20. Miathan

    Miathan Well-Known Member

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    I hope the devs are taking into account the time it takes to change items. Like, since the previous fixer changes (pulse nerf, addition of bolt) I haven't even obtained a rare duct tape yet, and got only 1 rare bolt. You can't expect quick meta changes to item usage in a game where it takes forever to obtain and upgrade items. I think it takes at least another month before we could really see the effect of these changes.
     

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