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March of the Dead Event Review

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by benguin8, 19 Mar 2019.

  1. benguin8

    benguin8 Well-Known Member

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    Surprised to not see this yet. People must be playing rather than on the forum. Rather than bashing events, how about some constructive criticism? Did it get anything right? What did you like?

    For me,
    THE GOOD
    The 2.5x gold. Really feels like progress. Will feel slow after this reverts back to normal.
    Battles felt fast and I got good coins from them.
    Cheaper perks, but its still not worth it. See below.

    THE BAD
    Sometimes a bit too chaotic. I don't know whats going on. Zombies need to be marked better, and not just with MOAR icons. GIve ships a green bubble or color or something.
    Bad labeling of progress. Defeating an enemy should put an X on their name so you can tell who is still alive on your team and your enemy's. Using the 5 markers of TDM does not work for this mode.
    10% zombie damage feels like too little. It really should be 25%. Make it so that zombies have a chance at turning the battle.

    THE UGLY
    Perks at 40 coins is still not worth it. You have an 72% change for an UNCOMMON. 3 out of 4 boxes will be crap. I wouldnt mind seeing 3 levels of perk boxes. 20 coins for the current stats. 40 coins for rare increased to 30% and epic to 12%, and 60 coin box with rares at 40% and epics at 20%

    SUGGESTIONS
    Would like to see a way to deal with zombies. Maybe shooting zombies stuns them for 2 seconds.
    Zombies should spawn from their wreck, not back at home base.
    A future event of TDM Zombies using a 10 point win. Zombies are not invincible but rather each time you die, you respawn at -25% weaker weapons +25% health. Die 2x, 50% weaker weapons, +50%health. etc.

    OVERALL
    Fun event. Would do again!
     
  2. GigaBeard

    GigaBeard Member

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    Excellent review with great suggestions for improvement! I agree completely.
    I'm enjoying the new event style as well overall. Having played nearly 28k battles, it's nice to change things up with a fun take on zombies. I'd say to the devs it's worth fine-tuning this event mode.

    I'm also really appreciating the more reasonable 600 coins to get a legendary perk.
     
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  3. Cavy

    Cavy Well-Known Member

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    I’m liking event too I agree in part with your idea to make zombies more recognisable in terms of being able to tell from thier names at the top of the screen, but I’d like to see the actual boats be less recognisable lol so players actually have to pay attention to know if an enemy is dead or not
    I like the chaotic aspect of having to search for the surviving enemies
     
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  4. JoshW

    JoshW Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all points above!
    I like the idea of bumping zombie damage to 25% but it should also come with a movement speed debuff, like 50% ship speed or something along those lines.

    Now for some creative criticism ;)
    You don't really March in the ocean, I think "Dead in the Water" would be a cool alternative.
    @Piku @Djradnad
     
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  5. TheAntiSnipe

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    Quality review, bumped it up to the devs!
     
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  6. envylife

    envylife Well-Known Member

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    These are the best two takeaways.
    1. Because the game wasn't designed with 1s cooldown the excessive explosions make it impossible to play at times.
    2. With all the fast moving Zombies what's really hard to identify is the last remaining living opponent. Better markers are needed here.

    There are two good side effects of this format
    1. We finally have a way to clear mine fields [as a zombie]
    2. Finally respawn limits! It's been annoying to have teammates suicide over and over and throw the match. This way there is some ramification of being an idiot... but they can still participate.

    Overall this event should stay in the rotation...best event format to date.
     
  7. Sewah

    Sewah Well-Known Member

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    The best TDM event to date.

    Please dont change the zombies weapon nerf.
    90% is suitable.
     
  8. Djradnad

    Djradnad Well-Known Member

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    Piku came up with it, because it is the month of March ;)
     
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  9. Djradnad

    Djradnad Well-Known Member

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    Also, thanks for the reviews guy, I generally agree with all of the points made.

    Also, similar to the OPs suggestion at the end, I think it would be cool in CTF if you lose 10% effectiveness everytime you die. And perhaps with a minimum of 50% (5 deaths)
     
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  10. Agile Vanguard

    Agile Vanguard Well-Known Member

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    "Floating Dead">"March Of The Dead"
     
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  11. Nikkie!

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    Is the event over yet? o_O
     
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  12. Mr. Patel

    Mr. Patel Active Member

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    Log in to BB for the answer.. anyways still 1 day left.
     
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  13. Kurd1stan.

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    Very Nice review,

    But the 2.5x gold and perk box has nothing to do with the event itself. Well for me the(any) event is only what i play and not what i grind, so that shouldn't give any good review to the(any) event.

    Don't get me wrong, this event's idea is good but it definitely needs some work, but im not playing it( played less than 10 battles) till they fix this spamming and balance the game otherwise im leaving BB.
     
  14. Sifa

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    For the most I agree with this review. How to improve this game mode in my opinion:
    • Currently it's hard to spot remaining living players. When player dies their name should be blackened or ticked off from the top screen teams overview and above their heads.
    • When using target lock arrows to change to next target, it should skip zombies and only lock on living players.
    • Zombie ships could look like actual zombies, not just a normal ships inside a bubble. If it's too much effort to create a real zombie skin for every ship, then just make them all black colour.
    • Zombies should be little slower and, in my opinion, do more like 20 % of damage instead of 10. Now a decent bandage can heal player faster than single zombie can ever deal back. With this minimal damage I can't remember a single battle where zombies would've actually made any difference in the outcome. It just feels like a punishment that you're forced to drive around until the end of the battle without much to do. Shooting peas won't change the battle outcome so I'd much rather just start the next battle after death.
     
  15. Silverchris

    Silverchris Active Member

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    Totally agree while good event there needs to be a better way of finding that last person alive on other team. How about they glow a bit instead of zombies, eg the glow been the life force they have compared to the corpses of the zombies.

    Also the 20% damage for zombies be fairer than 10% now, 10% means zombies can be totally ignored as who who normally ignore a zombie attacking you except in this game lol
     
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  16. Nikkie!

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    Thanks
    I can’t log in, because the device with Battle Bay is still at home, and I couldn’t login yesterday because I had irl stuff
     
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  17. Su-57

    Su-57 Well-Known Member

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    the players who died became Zombies should have cross on Top player lists . its difficult to give command to team mates about which players to target . because finding last alive player is difficult .


    perk boxes are cheaper but because there are like 50 perks in offer so its difficult to get perk which i need .
     
  18. TVNPryde

    TVNPryde Well-Known Member

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    This event was getting boring really fast for me. Maybe it’s just my distaste for event. Just a bunch of players not caring if they win or lose as long as they got their coins.

    I would’ve like it if the coin distribution is 10/4 for win/loss. This is a team game. Also make this event more competitive.

    Lastly, even with zombie mode, the defender is still painful slow.
     
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  19. GSMester

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    This is the worst event so far. If I die soon, it's very boring, just waiting for it to end. If the developers were to improve on what's written here, it would be better, but rather to forget.
     
  20. Piku

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    Oh this thread is a thing already, should've checked before posting my own lol. Thanks for the feedback anyway!
     

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