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Does it get better?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Miscanthus, 14 Nov 2017.

  1. Miscanthus

    Miscanthus New Member

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    Hi all
    I've been playing for about a week. I really enjoy the graphics and gameplay. The first 50 games were a blast. Mostly good even fights with only a few outliers.

    The last 50 games haven't been fun. I have a Mk2 fixer with 850hp. I regularly go against Mk5 opponents. Some of them have 5k hps. Unless I play very conservatively, I can get one shotted pretty easily.

    Have new players always had to deal with such an upward climb or is it a recent MM irregularity? Not sure how the developers expect new players to stick around. As it is now, I debating if I should keep playing.
     
  2. Shadow Moon!

    Shadow Moon! Well-Known Member

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    You all are getting buffs, new update just rolled out. Check the announcements section for more details about the buffs mark 1 and makr 2 ships are getting.
     
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  3. The Grim Repair

    The Grim Repair Community Coordinator

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    Check out the Update we just released and see how it feels for you :)
    Please also use the suggestion forum to give feedback / add your voice to existing ideas on what exactly you would like to improve about the game experience!
     
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  4. Dvd2812

    Dvd2812 Member

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    I dont think your answer is good. Unless they buff mk1 and mk2 to 5k health, then nothing you can do with mk5 down to below 1000 infamy.
    Instead, I think the devs improved the MM is the right answer
     
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  5. *Rubber Duck*

    *Rubber Duck* Well-Known Member

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    How the game works bud is if u are good and have good items u will climb up and up but at some point u will start getting matched with higher players and start to loose more because ur boat cant upgrade as fast as ur infamy climbs
     
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  6. Ash KOT

    Ash KOT Member

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    MM can be a little one sided, but try and look past the ships level, MK4 MK5 etc.
    The game pairs similar infamy, so just because they have a more powerful ship, they are of a similar skill level (maybe worse as better ship but similar infamy!)
    I have seen many MK5 players destroyed by MK3 ships, its down to the players skill level more than anything.
     
  7. Shadow Moon!

    Shadow Moon! Well-Known Member

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    No comments
     
  8. Ash KOT

    Ash KOT Member

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    This is nuts!
    So people have put in hours of work, and spent tons of gold and sugar, maybe even pumped real money in to reach MK5 and get their advantage.
    During that time they were lower level, struggling but kept going.
    You think MK2 ships should be buffed to the same HP with no drawbacks? How is that fair for the guy that worked his ass off?
    Keep grinding and earn your MK5, dont ask for it to be handed to you on a plate.
    I would be interested to see your opinion if you was the one who earned the MK5, if you would be requesting all MK2 are buffed to the same level.
    In my opinion if you are MK2 and come face to face with a MK5 then you should stand a high chance of being destroyed, would be rubbish if it was an even playing field to that degree.
     
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  9. CaffeinatedChris

    CaffeinatedChris Well-Known Member

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    Long-term player here; no, we haven't had to deal with that. I didn't see my first Mk5 ship until the mid-2000s infamy, and at that point I was an Mk4 Fixer. Hopefully the new changes to matchmaking that were rolled out will help keep you with ships closer to your current gear level.

    But you should know that as a Fixer, you're not only able to climb higher than other ships relative to your infamy (I'm Mk5 and have been bracketed with Mk6/7 for months now) but as the healer-class, the metagame pretty much demands that you're Priority One for getting sunk. Even if the new algorithm puts you in with Mk3s at the highest, you should be expecting to have to do a lot of ducking, dodging, dipping and diving.

    Post a loadout/inventory screenshot, and let's see if we can get you kitted out as best as possible!
     
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  10. Miscanthus

    Miscanthus New Member

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  11. Miscanthus

    Miscanthus New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm looking forward to giving the new patch a try.
     
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  12. CaffeinatedChris

    CaffeinatedChris Well-Known Member

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    Mk2 ships haven't been properly updated; you should have two Green slots and 3 points total. Server maintenance tomorrow is supposed to address that, you'll then have 1R, 1Y, 3GG, 1B.

    Immediate suggestion is to lose the bandage and get a Standard Shield fitted. The extra 200-300HP you can get from that will help you survive much more than the few points of healing a Bandage gives you.

    Once the Mk2 ships are patched to have the new slots, fit your Repair Box. For upgrade order, I'd focus on shield first, then Pulse, and finally Box. Cannon can basically be ignored for the time being since you're a healer primarily, and long-term it's a poor choice for a Fixer weapon. You want something with long cooldowns and high per-hit damage, so that you can focus on restoring HP rather than taking it off.
     
  13. *Rubber Duck*

    *Rubber Duck* Well-Known Member

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    Did u see a post about this somewerr that they said a fix will be here in the next day?
     
  14. DirtyRickyGrimes

    DirtyRickyGrimes New Member

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    a bandage healing for 2 mins will give more than 200-300 in battle though ...and games can last up to 5 minutes, no?
     
  15. Mon4 Lot

    Mon4 Lot New Member

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    It’s infamy tankers. I have just uninstalled both my accounts as game is just not enjoyable any more.
    My baby account at mk2 capt 15 is facing mk5’s capt 30-32 which is BS! (Not in a guild)
    On my bigger account I was tired of losing because of players trying to complete guild quests by having ridiculous loadouts and doing less than 1.5k dmg with mk5 & mk6 shooters.
    I had the 2nd smaller account to play on when I got frustrated with the big account but got just as frustrated with that one when facing opponents with t2-3 epic weapons and an inevitable loss.
     
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  16. Kitterini

    Kitterini Well-Known Member

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    A turbo is what you want! The added speed will prevent more damage than a bandage can ever make up for.
     
  17. CaffeinatedChris

    CaffeinatedChris Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you survive for all five minutes, yes it could potentially outheal the Shield - but the Shield will let you survive the initial hit, and the Repair Pulse will outdo it anyways.
     
  18. Iunch

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    If your mk5 boat is regularly facing MK2 boats, you haven't "worked your ass off"
     
  19. Ian92999

    Ian92999 Well-Known Member

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    From what it looks like, the lower levels (mk3 and below) are pretty much unable to have fun battles bc of infamy tankers. Once you get mk4 things should start to become more fun.
     
  20. envylife

    envylife Active Member

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    The game forces a 50/50 win ratio for everyone, so even if you get one-shotted one match, you will be given easy matches to make up for it. Keep at it!
     

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