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Patch Notes v. 3.2 "Hitting the rapid!"

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Zeus, 4 Sep 2018.

  1. Zeus

    Zeus Developer

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    Dear Battlers!

    A new update has arrived in the Bay for you to enjoy rapidly without any recoil!
    Yes, we did it, we added a new weapon: GATLING GUN! With it’s 4 barrels of fun you can rock the waves hard; either holding down to unload the entire magazine at your opponent or tap for extra crazy one bullet of destruction at a time!

    The next big change might not come at a complete surprise: we removed the items Rudder and Gear Lube from the game. Instead, we added Gatling Gun talents to the Crew, compensation as well as replacing those two items with Gatling Gun goodness everywhere else, such as shop or Guild Raffle.
    With both items gone, we decided to increase agility for ALL ships! More fun, more action for everyone - from new to top players! Find a detailed list of these upgrades below in the BALANCE section.
    Why did we make these changes? Let’s hear it from our Lead Designer:

    We have a few main reasons for making these changes:

    1. Gear Lube and Rudder make Battle Bay worse
      • Gear Lube and Rudder are the least popular items in the game.
      • To actually make them useful means that Ships need to start with bad agility and bad turret tracking
      • Agility and faster paced action should be the basic experience in the game, not something to progress / unlock over time
    2. Camera-Relative steering is significantly more fun when ships have higher agility
      • The old way of steering your ship can be very confusing for new players, so we started to experiment with camera relative steering
      • We tested both control schemes some new players (with a randomized ab test) and Camera relative steering was a clear winner
      • The new player experience is important to us and a better experience helps us bring more players into the game

    Find a detailed explanation below from “Mr. Screenshot” below, of how the compensation works for you, who have invested in Gear Lube or Rudder:

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    New:
    • New Weapon:
      • New Weapon: Gatling Gun
    • Autopilot that gets you to the action
    • Improved ship agility and faster aiming!
    • Camera Relative Steering option available, uncheck to use old controls
    • Shorter and more streamlined Tutorial

    Improvements:

    • Added audio logo during Battle Bay splash screen
    • Added change name button to player info when looking at own info
    • Changed default items for ships
    • Locked crew until level 4
    Balance:
    • Improved ship agility and faster aiming!
      • Increased ships' agility
        • Shooter:
          • Mark 1: 35 -> 80
          • Mark 2: 29 -> 80
          • Mark 3: 24 -> 80
          • Mark 4: 21 -> 80
          • Mark 5: 20 -> 80
          • Mark 6: 20 -> 80
          • Mark 7: 20 -> 80
        • Enforcer:
          • Mark 1: 42 -> 120
          • Mark 2: 37 -> 120
          • Mark 3: 32 -> 120
          • Mark 4: 30 -> 120
          • Mark 5: 29 -> 120
          • Mark 6: 28 -> 120
          • Mark 7: 29 -> 120
        • Defender:
          • Mark 1: 28 -> 60
          • Mark 2: 25 -> 60
          • Mark 3: 21 -> 60
          • Mark 4: 20 -> 60
          • Mark 5: 19 -> 60
          • Mark 6: 19 -> 60
          • Mark 7: 19 -> 60
        • Speeder:
          • Mark 1: 50 -> 100
          • Mark 2: 45 -> 100
          • Mark 3: 39 -> 100
          • Mark 4: 37 -> 100
          • Mark 5: 37 -> 100
          • Mark 6: 36 -> 100
          • Mark 7: 37 -> 100
        • Fixer:
          • Mark 1: 35 -> 70
          • Mark 2: 31 -> 70
          • Mark 3: 26 -> 70
          • Mark 4: 25 -> 70
          • Mark 5: 24 -> 70
          • Mark 6: 23 -> 70
          • Mark 7: 24 -> 70
      • Increased ships' turret speed
        • Shooter:
          • Mark 1: 32 -> 70
          • Mark 2: 29 -> 70
          • Mark 3: 26 -> 70
          • Mark 4: 25 -> 70
          • Mark 5: 24 -> 70
          • Mark 6: 23 -> 70
          • Mark 7: 24 -> 70
        • Enforcer:
          • Mark 1: 47 -> 130
          • Mark 2: 44 -> 130
          • Mark 3: 41 -> 130
          • Mark 4: 40 -> 130
          • Mark 5: 39 -> 130
          • Mark 6: 38 -> 130
          • Mark 7: 39 -> 130
        • Defender:
          • Mark 1: 28 -> 50
          • Mark 2: 27 -> 50
          • Mark 3: 25 -> 50
          • Mark 4: 23 -> 50
          • Mark 5: 22 -> 50
          • Mark 6: 22 -> 50
          • Mark 7: 22 -> 50
        • Speeder:
          • Mark 1: 34 -> 90
          • Mark 2: 32 -> 90
          • Mark 3: 28 -> 90
          • Mark 4: 27 -> 90
          • Mark 5: 26 -> 90
          • Mark 6: 25 -> 90
          • Mark 7: 26 -> 90
        • Fixer:
          • Mark 1: 38 -> 110
          • Mark 2: 36 -> 110
          • Mark 3: 32 -> 110
          • Mark 4: 31 -> 110
          • Mark 5: 29 -> 110
          • Mark 6: 28 -> 110
          • Mark 7: 29 -> 110
      • Defender Mk1 defence decreased from 5 to 0
    • -5% to Tesla shield HP

    • Rip gearlube and rudder
      • Transmute for items
      • Sell for perks
        • Uncommon gives 60 BC
        • Rare gives 120 BC
        • Epic gives 700 BC
        • Legendary gives 1800 BC
        • That corresponds to the average cost on BC you'd have to spend to get it
        • Except legendary which are 2x cost to get a legendary reward and the content along the way.
    • Updated Burnice training costs to be lower at the beginning and then ramp up.
    Fixes:
    • Fixed wrong perk sell prices for some perks.
    • Fixed win streak achievement not working properly
     
  2. TheAntiSnipe

    TheAntiSnipe MVP

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    F.I.R.S.T

    Also, update patch notes look badass! Enfo got its TS nerfed, we get to zoom around with max agility, AND we got GL and R removed completely! So cool!

    Oh, and I get a t4 epic big shield! My t3 epic needed a dupe, and I had a benched t1 epic rudder!
     
  3. :Beardman:

    :Beardman: Active Member

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    SWEET!
     
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  4. YerJokinArnYer

    YerJokinArnYer MVP

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    Finally a use for all those rudders I’d been saving :)
     
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  5. 00starlord00

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    S.E.C.O.N.D
     
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  6. Cricketmad

    Cricketmad Well-Known Member

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    TS hp reduction should help a bit! everything else looks awesome and compensation will mean lots of turbos!!
     
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  7. Kurd1stan.

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    why did you ever removed gear lube or rudder?I loved my legendary gear lube :(.
     
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  8. Hodges

    Hodges Well-Known Member

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    Nice one, very positive update. Keen to try the new weapon.
     
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  9. ChrisM93

    ChrisM93 New Member

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    I have a legendary gear lube perk!!
     
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  10. Cpt.urdad

    Cpt.urdad Member

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    Now that's a brave move..the only thing that scares me is i hooe you didn't go too far buffing ships agility. Dingers crossed
     
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  11. YerJokinArnYer

    YerJokinArnYer MVP

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    Server undergoing maintenance.
     
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  12. Cpt.urdad

    Cpt.urdad Member

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    Are you blind?!! Its written in the patch notes
     
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  13. Cricketmad

    Cricketmad Well-Known Member

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    THIS!! I hated the agility event barely played it so if it has gone too far that will be the end of the game for me. heres hoping!
     
  14. Stelmo

    Stelmo Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, my wonderful legendary lube! ;)
     
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  15. KenZer

    KenZer Member

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    Looking forward for this!
     
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  16. ● • ARM¥TR!X F!X€R • ●

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    I have t2 legendary lube. Can i transmuted it?
    Sorry for bad english:*
     
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  17. Aether_Zero

    Aether_Zero Well-Known Member

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    Update not showing up in Android play store for me...
     
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  18. nikeej

    nikeej Active Member

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    The regrets from multiple gearlube and rudder scrapping.
     
  19. JhonnyNS

    JhonnyNS Active Member

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    Amazing Update... Thanks for a “extra blue” space, without lube or rudder.
     
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  20. Shadow Moon!

    Shadow Moon! Well-Known Member

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    Lol enforcers are having more ship agility than speeders:rolleyes:.
     

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