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Event Ticket timer balancing Q&A

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Zeus, 8 Jun 2018.

  1. Zeus

    Zeus Developer

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    All you need to know about the new ticket timer for boosted TDM

    Q: The ticket timer was increased to 30 minutes, why?
    A: The 15 minute ticket timer caused a lot of players to burn out. There was not enough time to take breaks as the tickets refreshed too fast. We want to reduce the feeling of missing out on tickets by not playing constantly.

    Q: Won't the quests be much harder with the reduced income of tickets?
    A: No, the quests were re-balanced to cater for a higher ticket timer. For example, during the night you lost out on double the amount of tickets than now, so the quests were not halved, but balanced proportionally to the effective play time.

    Q: Will this be the new standard going forward?
    A: No, we are testing different variations of every aspect of events, tickets just being one of those systems. We might try lower timers, systems without tickets altogether, anything is possible!
    Last week we tested the wins questline, and based on the feedback from you guys, we decided to bring back the stars progression.

    Please ask any questions about the new tickets or events in general below.
     
  2. ViscountSniffit

    ViscountSniffit Well-Known Member

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    Why don’t bought tickets overflow? It seems kind of a waste to buy them unless you’ve (A) run out, and (B) know that you’ll finish your games before they fill up again.
     
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  3. The Grim Repair

    The Grim Repair Community Coordinator

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    Well, A) you can only buy them when you ran out so that’s how it works. Why would overflow make any sense?
    B) at worst it costs you a few seconds.
     
  4. Cricketmad

    Cricketmad Active Member

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    I love that you don't just sit back and say yep we created this and it's perfect no matter what the community says! Yes I can see this will mean more £££ for Rovio but I can also see positives for players as I was struggling to do quests as they didn't match the events and so this impacted on my guild and meant players were forced to be selfish for the perks etc. Lets hope this works better if not I am sure you will switch it back or to something new. Keep up the good work :)
     
  5. ViscountSniffit

    ViscountSniffit Well-Known Member

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    In the first TDM event, I bought 5 tickets one evening, because I wanted to keep playing. However, I only used three, because I had to go do something else.

    An hour later when I returned, I would have liked to have had 7 tickets (my 5 free ones, plus the two I paid for), but instead the purchased ticket prevented me from collecting my free tickets, so they were effectively wasted.
     
  6. Ash KOT

    Ash KOT MVP

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    Exactly. events are still very new and only way to really test balances is by letting us all get hands on with it and then the data can be analysed and further tweaks made :)
     
  7. ● • ARM¥TR!X F!X€R • ●

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  8. Sachin Shekhar

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    Bad for people who don't sleep during events.. :(
     
  9. ● • ARM¥TR!X F!X€R • ●

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    Thats me.lol
     
  10. Ash KOT

    Ash KOT MVP

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    How can you not sleep for 3 days??!
     
  11. Iunch

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    Commitment.

    Missing out on tickets overnight is less of a big deal than having to wait much longer during waking periods. Obviously I'm basing my reaction on no time played yet, but I can see this being bad and making me want to play less and be forced to play less.
     
  12. Bradley Thorinsson

    Bradley Thorinsson Well-Known Member

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    Just look at the bright side, we can actually get a lil sleep now, while waiting for tickets. Isn't it just great.
     
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  13. ViscountSniffit

    ViscountSniffit Well-Known Member

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    Kills are being way undervalued again! This just rewards wreckless unfocused damage spamming, instead of being precise and trying to win. And disadvantages ships that don’t have lots of guns.

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  14. xArrogance

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    Props for bringing back the star system
     
  15. Sachin Shekhar

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    Don't sleep the last day to finish what you started. And/or, cut sleep duration.
     
  16. Sachin Shekhar

    Sachin Shekhar Member

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  17. Medullaoblongata

    Medullaoblongata Active Member

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    His first screenshot is questionable tho...He did 3K more damage than shooter using Firebomb who clearly got free 2 stars with fire assistance
     
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  18. /•|•\ CHUCK NORRIS

    /•|•\ CHUCK NORRIS New Member

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    First event I will not spend pearls for more tickets, and perhaps don’t spend anymore except for vip. This is a blatant attempt imho to try and get us to spend more, you want players to spend 1st for vip have tickets refresh quicker then non vip, you will get more vip subscribers. 2nd enough with the 200 pearls for 5 tickets it does not equal anything in the game to speed up with 2 hours remaining, the fee should be 100 pearls maximum for 5 tickets. You get more money with small profit high volume vs high profit small volume. Economics 101!
     
  19. Roundtable

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    But how is fair towards fixers when the star contribution system in TDM is “diluted” making it hard for fixer to gain stars when compared against other boats
     
  20. SoullessHeretics

    SoullessHeretics New Member

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    Looks like another way to make you spend pearls same with the stars you have to collect. People these perks are nowhere near worth the time spent getting them.
     
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