If you are referring to your bot just stopping dead even though you haven't changed your thumb position, or your bot continuing to walk even though you've stopped walking or even tried to reverse direction...then I am having the issues.
I've also had my weapons stop firing, thinking I've run out, only to look and see that I have half a clip left.
I've been suspecting something fishy, of the Pixonic variety.
Man, I dont mean any offense or to be harsh, but pull your head out of your ass. The lovkdown weapons are being used by fast robots on slow robots. Taking a dried up dog turd of an idea and dressing it up as a counter to dash bots, doesn't for dash bots that weapon make. It's just another clusterfuck idea from Pixo that doesn't give a crap about the real use of the weapon and it's fallout. Like the biggest coward weapon there is, the Shocktrain and it's prancing pony to mount it on, the Spectre. That bot is pure unadulterated no skill hack enablement. All you need is money. Period. Any asshole can sit behind a wall and wait for the cooldown on their cloak to coundown so they can jump up, cloaked, and pretty much wipe out any bot that isn't cloaked with one hit.
I'm calling you pilots out.
Nothing says bitch like you guys. No skill, just a moronic upperhand from Pixonic.
And how about fixing the aiming system too?
And I don't want to hear about using the lock...I do. But it is complete bullshit when you have to cycle through the lock in most situations just to lock onto the goddamned bot that's RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. I'm sick of aiming at the ceiling, or the ground. Pixonic you KNOW this an issue yet you do nothing about it. Or maybe it's for certain outspoken players.
Same goes for Hovers. You gave made it a real task ro lock onto those POS's, and I think it's for a reason. When they came out, they were getting dropped like sprayed flies. But you want to sell them, so you make it nearly impossible to get lock on them (neexing to cycle through lock on entire red team TWICE before you get to them, by then they've landed ), or you make it where even of your engaged with the Hover without lock, the target will suddenly go to someone else wjen you are a sliver from the kill. Or if you do hit them it does little damage quite often.
The riches and hang ups in this game are suspect to say the least, when you look at the famtastic detail in all other areas. And in that light, they aren't 'glitches' at all. But purposeful, I'll bet your asses on it.
As usual Dude, a very spot on comment.
As a side addendum to your comment, I SERIOUSLY consider the possibility of Pixonic nerfing the accounts of the people that call them out for their practices. I am most positivr they've done it to me, which is so bitch on their part it isn't even funny.
These guys have a good platform...and they are insistent on using their arrogance due to that to unique platform to abuse the player base at large and continually add insipid (tasteless) garbage that just flutters the game with um ending stupidity. Next will be bots that can teleport to easier matches...you know, to help the tankers and other shit heads when these cowardly gimmick releases dont help them do any better.
Agree with you on Manni 100%.
A message to General OffTheMark, we don't hate the game. We hate the BS that's involved with it.
Honestly if we hated it, we wouldnt comment on it at all. Just DELETE. And it was released yesterday. You are simply late to the party and maybe think the party must revolve around you?
Thanks bud. I agree, you just have to wait the cloaking cowards out. Doesn't work every time, but quite often it does, and you can either rip them apart for the kill, or get them close enough that a teammate finishes the job.
I think about this often. None of my bots have special defence. They can jump. Thats it. Well, my Natty can't even do that. Yet, I'm able to hang with bots that can cloak, or have shields and or can dash and have more heavy/medium mounts than me most times.
It can't feel good when you have bots that have every possible upperhand on every other bot in the game, Spectre, Heachi, Inquisitor etc, and you get taken out by a Griffin with Punishers and Aphids, or even come close to getting taken out. Especially if you spent Real Money or cheated (tanked/faded) to get them. Kinda pathetic really.
All this said, and back to our point about lock down weapons...I will never use them. There is something so unspeakably pathetic and prancer about the mentality it takes to want to hold an opponent still so that 'then' you can hit them. It's just pathetic. Folks should find something else to do if they need that. But as I said these chump weapons will also be mounted on Spectres etc. and leveled up to MK12, by tankers that have 7000 wins, 1 million average damage, but somehow are in Diamond League. Don't forget the evil sounding, badass clan names and affiliations to go along with it.
It was a no win situation. To say that we all saw it coming for a long time shows that you weren't really looking at the situation and the limitations it entailed. Of course everything sounds like a gift for Pixonic, but it never is...
On one hand you could spend the WSP on weapons and bots. But what if you already had all of what you could get from there? Secondly, on the spending your WSP on things available to them train of thought...since 4.0 or so, Pixonic secretly riddled everything you bought or won with more upgrade cost and time. So you would have been buying headaches.
Next issue. The Black Market Keys. Have you seriously taken a look at the SHIT that you get out of those chests Nightfury, or are you another one of these guys that hasn't picked up on the fact that that the whole thing is rigged? You get 80% crap out of those chests. Some silver in infinitesimal amounts, components in the same infinitesimal amounts and maybe a weapon you don't want or need. And again, remember the first part...the upgrade costs and times that were backdoored even into that 'shit' as well.
There really have been no good options.
So, I'd say that a lot of us saw what I am saying to you now, coming. Why didnt you see it too??
But at least you're happy getting some shitty BMK's. I sure hope you didn't spend Real Money on premium to build up more silver, because that's what you spent (40,000 for every 85 WSP), and they are now taking it away at a rate of 1 for 5.
Please let us all know how well you do with the rigged chest roulette. I'm betting it ain't gonna be 'that' good. But you've got the wool over your eyes so you dont realize you are giving away much more than you're going to get in return.
This stuff is so easy to see. Don't be gullible.
Revamping of cluttered inventory???
Sounds good on surface, but I will warn ALL who are reading this to make sure you KNOW what you have. You are going to be fleeced of winnings, without a doubt. How many of you know just what you have in your bot and weapons inventory.
A pilot who goes by the name of Heathen Cat was talking about not receiving bots he'd won in another forum. Pixonic did NOT do right by him. To think only he has had this issue would be highly dubious.
Watch your inventory.
Mine hasn't crashed, but it has the sound cuts out terribly. I play with headphones, (headphones not necessarily important but enhance the sounds direction) and rely on sounds and where they're coming from to react etc. Not hearing battle sounds sucks.
I'll say it again Pixonic...if you weren't so Godamned shady, I'd probably spend real money on this game. But you are shady...beyond belief...and this game has too many issues.
Not to mention that my sons Amazon acct was hacked for about $250. And no he didn't make the purchases...his Kindle was completely smashed when these charges took place. Either loaders, or you PIXONIC, did it.
I hope this game goes down the tubes and you all lose your shirts.
The other apparent thing that you bottomless creeps (Pixonic) did is remove the indication of how many components we already had for each item, only leaving the progress bar...which we all know is a skewed measurement.
People, don't fall for this shit. Seriously.
Alright Pixonic, it finally happened. You yanked my 74,000 WSP. All gone. But nowhere to be seen anywhere are the 14,800 Black Market Keys, as useless they may be, that I should have based upon your 1 for 5 key to WSP ass rape ratio.
Of note as well...Dude with the big head in the video said if we were maxed in the previous workshop, we'd be maxed in this new one as well. So why then, am I not maxed? I'm at 25 with 26 a good way off. What the fuck did I farm the previous workshop for if you were just going to take everything and not deliver what the fuck you said you were going to do?
Just give me the silver that I put into the previous workshop and shove WS 2 up your ass.
If I were anywhere near Cyprus, you'd have a problem.
I can't wait to blast your Strider off the map with half a load out from ANY of my bots. That bot is the least of any of my worries. Run double ECU's and cap beacons. I haven't failed in sending a single Strider pilot back up to space for another bot yet. And golly, if that isn't the silliest looking bot out of the bunch. Everytime I see one of those things 'prancing' around, I laugh to myself in disgust.
Look, I'm not saying that I want a sniper bot myself, and just like you, the only reason I have and use a Molot Griff is when I've got nothing left, or I need to deal with some other asshat snipers. You know, the ones that you are denying that anyone is dreaming about building up. And I use my Molot Griff as a brawler in most battles. Effectively too, I will add.
I stand firmly in my assertion that snipers will never go away because of the availability of other weapons. It is 100% due to the mentality of the pilot. They aren't going to come in and fight, they're going to sit back and cherry pick while the rest of their team keeps anyone else from getting to them 7 out of 10 times. And its the 3 outof 10 times that they get taken out that they come back to get taken out in 2 tenths of a second. BECAUSE, they've got no skill most times.
And it may not be a Trebuchet or a Ghecko, it'll be some other long-range chicken shit weapon. This game has redundant weaponry. Makes no difference in my point.
If pilots aren't looking to build these bots as their dream bots, then why are they leveled up for practically one shot crippling or one shot kills, and why are they the FIRST bot these said pilots are deploying??? Because that's what the mentality of this sort of pilot deems as acceptable game play. They largely don't have to think. They just camp and lob. Rarely ducking for cover, until a crafty red gets back to them, or their team gets its ass handed to it, and they are stuck with nowhere to run.
I stand unwaivered in my assertion. Maybe you're one of these pilots too?
And on top of that, instead of getting shafted on our WSP coins for useless Black Market Keys at a gouge of a ratio of 1 to 5. I'd rather be giving back the silver that was used go accumulate those WSP coins. For me that would equal around 35 MILLION silver. All in, I've probably used around 50 million silver on the WSP, some of which I used for bots and weapons. I'm reluctant to as of late because anything since 4.0 that you buy is riddled with extra upgrade times and costs.
What Pixonic doesn't get, obviously, is that players such as myself would spend REAL money if they weren't invariably always pulling shady actions and slight of hand 'improvements'. There's always a hidden catch and purpose with them. They're like a manipulative drug addict that's always trying to con you out of something.
What you call overextending, I call being thorough in making my point.
These weapons, and the reasons for using them are flawed. And while I have a Kumiho, I have never used it. My hangar is 4 Griffins and 1 Natasha. So I'm not concerned because I feel like my dash bot will be frozen. I'm concerned because it is just one more cluster of weapons that are going to be an abused method of replacing being able to actually play the game through skill with buying your way into success with Pixonic's version of 'everyone gets a medal' regardless of being worthy of one.
The only people that are going to like these weapons are the type that will use them to take advantage of slower bots, like the pilot that I illustrated in a previous post, or those that dont have skill and would rather use shortcuts and handouts to gain success, which is absolutely pathetic. Both are pathetic.
First dealing with a pulsar on the battle field...a clan member by the name of 'ooooops' rolling with the Dark Nights.
These were mounted on a Level 10 Spectre, and flanked with Level 12 Scourges. Not only did this opportunist coward have them on a top predator bot, but he also pulled the classic 'fade' and moments after he locked me down, let himself get taken out of the battle, never to respawn. Was the lowest ranked at the end with adound 50,000 damage.
Tanking, fading, cheating clans with maxed bots in maxed hangars???
This is what you had in mind Pixonic???
Unless your heads are up your asses, I don't know how you couldn't see it the moment you drew up these stupid weapons on paper.
I've got to say this as well, every bot in this game has some sort of ability. It's the pilots job to figure out how to best use that a ability.
This game is like a game of chess. You need to understand so many dynamics of the game to do well...the characteristics of each map, the abilities and shortcomings of your bot AND the chosen weapons, and also how to read the battle field and figure out those exact abilities and shortcomings of the red opponents.
All of those things are possible with whatever bot you have. You have to use your head to succeed in this game. That's what makes it fun. That's what makes it interesting and skill developing.
But on the other hand, you can just choose the cop-out coward way, and choose weapons that are the equivelant of paying someone to write your term paper, or an even more harsh but true comparison...paying someone else to sire your own child.
Honestly, every time I go to battle against guys that have maxed out hangars of Spectres and Haechis and Inquisitors etc, and they absolutely suck, I just lose so much respect for them as the person operating the device to play. Anyone that is going to use these weapons, let's call them Milli Vinilli weapons (as Milli Vinilli was on par with how LAME Vanilla Ice was, is going to be with almost 100% surety, a pretty pathetic individual. The only reason that you will be successful is because of the weapons you have, NOT the intelligence you possess. Go take a hard look in the mirror and try to hide from that fact.
And again, Vanilla Ice??? You could have picked a myriad of hip-hop artists from the eighties and nineties...Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim, Guru for God sakes. The list goes on and on...
You pick Vanilla Ice.
Total facepalm. I'm shaking my head.
I,m sorry old pappy, but two things come to mind.
One, being that Vanilla Ice was somewhat of a walking joke.
Two, these lock down weapons strike me as being some of, if not the lamest weapons that Pixonic has come up with to date.
Can't play the game well, and getting your ass chewed up in battle after battle despite buying all the latest and greatest? Here's a few weapons for you so you don't have to develop the skill of anticipating movements, and leading with your fire when you're trying to hit a fast moving bot. Just lock 'em down. It'll be like in school when you and your chump buddies hold the one kid that stands up to you so you can punch him without him dodging and kicking your ass...making you look like the chump that you are.
These cop-out turd weapons will be used on bots that already have an upper hand on all other bots in some way or another. GUARANTEED. But there is no way you care about that. These are the next major upset weapons to come in after your other buffoon OP weapon, the Shocktrain.
Good move Pixonic. Every time I think you can't possibly do something more insipid, you go and prove me wrong.
Good God, comparing these weapons to the tool, Vanilla Ice. Fitting, and pathetic.
And another tbing has come to mind...
I now understand why they sat on their hands for a while when they've been telling us that the WSP were going to be converted. Its been for quite some time really.
I'm pretty sure the reason is that they wanted as many people as possible to use their WSP to get weapons/bots that since previous updates have been made to drain more silver resources.
You know, the old "use em before you lose em" hustle...which in this case is akin to manipulating stocks, or yelling 'fire' in a crowded movie theater.
This is spot on. Why they didn't do it the way you intelligently propose, is purely because they need to shuffle the deck entirely in order to implicate the 'changes' that they promise as being for our benefit...but we all know that's a fly infested crock of turd.
So in through the cellar door comes more silver cost, from more places, and in addition, the silver you used (to buy WSP) is stolen from you in a lopsided exchange.
Could they have applied all of the WSP that you amassed through silver directly to the components (of your choice)? Sure they could. But why would they when they can pull the wool over your eyes and the rug from under your feet?
And they say it's pretty good news....LMAO!
Honestly, I can't understand how gullible those of you are that think this change is going to work well for you. I'll bet you dollars to donuts that you're gonna get fleeced. Seriously, you either work for Pixonic and are a shill, or you just started playing and haven't figured out the invariable methods of slight of hand that they employ...or you've been playing for a while and sadly, just arent that sharp so you believe that "this time" Pixonic is going to throw you a bone.
If Pixonic gives you something, they most certainly are taking something else away. You just don't see it right away.
So the workshop points you've amassed will be docked at a rate of 1 to 5. That was amassed with SILVER that you earned. They didn't just give the workshop to you. You had to 'pay' for it. Even more so true if you paid for premium to amass yiur silver. Now your stock pile will shrink by 80%, and will become a commodity thats used in a rigged roulette. Anyway you slice it, you will get less out of the Black Market Keys than you will if you simply used the WSP, or your silver. Sure, you might get a few pretty cool things out of the BMK's but you're not coming out on top, you're getting robbed in the exchange. Don't be stupid, don't be fooled.
But you say, "I got this or that bot or weapon, and I always wanted it". Well, good for you. Now let's see how much more silver it's going to take to upgrade it. Whoops, guess Pixo didn't actually help you get ahead there, did they?
Or you say, "They're helping me because I can use lowly old silver to build my bad ass bot. What could be bad about that?"
Well, just look at the silver that you've amassed...where's it going, where's it gone? It's gone to more costly upgrades, it's gone to building your dream bot in exchange for the components needed, and those dream bots will cost more silver to upgrade, as well as more time.
What are you to do?? Spend more real money. Because your silver cache is going to be shrinking, not growing, with this "new deal" that we're being sold as benificial. It's benificial alright, just not to you.
For goodness sakes Pixonic.
The sound effects? The tones for battle starting and beacon capture? Is this really necessary? The more fluff you guys add every update, the more you trivialize the game.
I may be speaking for myself, but I really don't need any help seeing when beacons change, or when the plain as day countdown reaches battle commencement. What's next, a light tree for drag racing, and a checkered flag for the battle conclusion?
Guys please, reign in the stupid. Just a little.
Nice job on the new terms and conditions too. Really covering those rumps, huh? Making sure no one can say anything about the (fixed) gambling aspect of the key 'slot machine'...of which you added insipid 'noise' to as well.
Guys, this game has the ability to be so damned cool, if you just 'KISS' (Keep It Simple Stupid) as opposed to trying to stuff 50 pounds of horse manure into a 5 pound bag...
The calling out of "Kill" and "Double Kill" etc, is so cheesy I don't know what to even say about it, other than it will be that, and not the tankers or all the other aggrevations that is going to cause me to delete the game.
GET RID OF THAT PRONTO.
Fair enough, but that wasn't why they were talking about implementing respawn time. They want to implement it to keep the honorless players from playing dirty. A method of which they endorsed themselves on this site, not 4 months ago.
Utter contradiction, and punishing players that actually use their robots to fight fair.
My opinion, it's just another stupid idea that is more detracting from the game. Not a fix.
You better believe it's rigged. And the intended results of that rigging aren't hard to figure out. At least not for me, and from what I read, a number of others.
However, as said before, it's pretty obvious that Pix is 'banking' on those that can't see 'the forest for the trees', those with little self-discipline, those with more money than smarts, or so little smarts that they are separated easily from their little money.
Obviously, tankers fall under at least the little self-discipline descriptor. While they profess being so smart that they out smart the system, they can't see how they are cheating themselves in a general sense. Always taking the easy way out, and becoming weaker by the day. In life in general.
So well said Hellroach.
Pixonic is clearly going off the rails.
I started this game about four months ago. It's an awesome platform. But these greedy baffoons just can't leave well enough alone.
This module idea is so entirely moronic that if it were a part of the game a few months ago, my son and I would not have even played. Up to this point, the headaches involved in the game were just that...irritations. The strength of the game withstood.
But these 'ideas' that they are presenting are just so insipid, so on par with the dumb games that you see in the commercials (if you have Android) that you'd never download in one million years. I've used the phrase ' jumping the shark' to describe their ideas, and I think it sums Pixonic very accurately. They're grasping at straws here. And that's because their greed driven business model MUST have quarterly gains. Gains at any cost. Gains that may just drive the wheels off the cart.
Honestly, I don't think it's ths developers that are responsible for this. I think its their greedy 'handlers' that are driving this bottomless stupidity. I think their hands are tied, and they are forced to come up with 'new ideas' or else. No one in their right mind would wreck a game like this, and then CONTINUE to add insult to injury, as is being done...unless they were so removed from the game, so out of touch, that they didn't care.
And that has the owners written all over it.
I'll bet this SHIT pains the developers. After all, they developed this awesome game.
Agreed on the appearance of it being up to chance. But it's not. It is 100% rigged.
Next time you do the card shuffle, pick off your three things, make your pick...what you get will be invariably the worst, lowest valued card that can be chosen at that point.
This isn't coincidence. It is designed by Pixonic to fleece the gullible out of their gold.
But a player says, " but its just virtual gold"...
However a player is more likely to be compelled to spend real money if they've depleted whatever gold they've amassed, in order to get what they are just dying to get...what they 'think' they need.
This game is filled with subtle manipulations and 'slight of hand' trickery, of which are designed to exploit the stupid for the revenue they can be separated from.
Remember that and don't fall for their BS. Especially when they unveil something 'new'.
Oh, I hit post to quick....
So wait....you're condemning me for not a being a 'decent dude's because I'm describing you to a 'T', but you don't see yourself as not being a decent dude for espousing your myriad of excuses/cop outs for cheating in the game and from what I gather from your posts, life as well????
I think that's the point Geist. There is a lot of good commentary on the ills of Pixonic in here. If the scoundrels jumble the comments, you really have to try hard to find the context of the conversations.
This is classic political example of 'divide, confuse, conquer' tactics being employed. It's no different than when you turn your news on each day.
Agreed on the benefits being revoked. I'd rather see them removed from the game completely though. IP address blocked.
The tanking hasnt been as bad as it was, but since I typed that comment I am seeing a bit more again. Idiots.
And yes, puckey is doo doo.
You aren't a man if you resort to the cop outs that you do Charlie. And I do take your horseshit personally, because it's you and your ilk that create the shit in the world that others have to deal with. That ain't innovation, but damn, you sure do sound classy and cutting edge with that.
More like classless.
They're generally classified as sociopaths, as well. Not something I'd be clicking my heels to emulate.
You mirror what's wrong in the world Charlie. Other people do things that are morally wrong...I guess we all should???
You are exactly what you said I couldn't call you. Full Stop.
And you are cheating "real money out of real pockets" if you tank in this game. Because even if I don't spend money, there are others that do, and yet don't tank, so when you tank and they get pummeled because you left a game like prancing primadonna, their results aren't dictated by the challenge anymore...they're dictated by some creep who is playing a group interactive game, but yet sees only his own micro-peckered need to quit. You're not playing against a computer here. You're playing against other people who decided to take time out of their own lives to play when they hit that effing 'BATTLE' button.
Unbelievable that you clearly dont have the ability to make that connection.
And don't refer to me as "bro".
Yes, I most certainly can call you or anyone else that tanks because they're too busy sucking their thumbs to a shriveled nub, low-life's.
Because it illustrates just how little mettle you possess. That you can't persevere through a 'game' dude. It is extremely dubious that your integrity in life is somehow more stand up and exemplary than what you show here. 'Life ain't going your way...might as well cheat', right??
And while this is a 'game', it isn't one where your spineless prancing actions only effect you. They effect the other 5 real people that are on your team 'directly'. They 'indirectly' effect all of us, and you are in full awareness and understanding of that as you outlined that yourself in one of your earlier posts of this thread, before you want schizo and started claiming you were going to tank yourself.
Save your diatribe about why you should tank for an audience that is sympathetic to your quitters mentality. I dont think that's who's in here.
I'm sorry, but this is just a well crafted excuse to cop-out and cheat. I and many others who most likely don't even bother to post on this site have gone up against "triple-shocktrained" bots countless times. Speaking for myself, I have never felt the urge to tank the game because of it, or for any other reason.
Tanking says a person is a complete prancer, who can't stick out a situation because the cards aren't in their favor. And being that this game is one the involves other people, it is so effing selfish to tank that it would take days to illustrate the myriad of ways that 'tankers', for whatever reason they attempt to delude themselves and others to the efficacy of the practice, are just low-life's who aren't worthy of trust.
In betting you play on a Kindle?
Charlie, I'm sorry, but in at least one of your earlier posts, you sit and correctly blame the ills of the game on tanking and the lowlife mentality that resorts to such tactics (basicly cheating).
Then, in a matter of posts, you start saying that you're gonna tank yourself. You are now using getting your virtual ass kicked as an excuse to resort in the endeavor that you yourself see as what is "killing the game".
Didn't take much to sell your soul and integrity, did it?
Suck it up, man up, and do like I've mentioned in a few posts and use this as an opportunity to "sharpen your blade", if you will.
I'll gaurrantee that your tactics absolutely stink like week old trash, and you've got room to improve greatly. No offense meant. We all grow in this game. I certainly have and have much more to grow. It's apparent every time I get my ass handed to me.
Otherwise, do us a favor and quit the game. Or put up your screen name so we can further demoralize you in battle. Don't worry, I dont have any Shocktrains. You'll be taken out un a hail of kinetic weaponry, or maybe my tarans.
Don't do it. Don't start tanking. Use the opportunity to sharpen your skills. You will get better because of it.
If you take the easy way out, so you can fight easier opponents, you will have the battle knowledge of a skid stained pair of drawers.
Fight the frustration, dont leave battles, learn from what you are seeing. Good chance you're surrounded by those that are better than you, albeit, they are often going to be seal clubbing chumps. In not too much time you will be defeating them more than tbey are defeating you. Your damage average will go up.
Figure out the weapons you need, earn them and upgrade them and your bots.
Back to the front we go.
Anyone been taking note of how the comments are all jumbled to hell??
You've got to scan through them all to find the post you just put up, or the response to you. post from another commenter.
We're dealing with scoundrels folks. Plain and simple. Keep the masses scattered.
Me thinks that you possess a low reading comprehension level. And at this point, which is later in the day, you might have also begun hitting the sauce (drinking).
I say this because I have been agreeing witj your posts, even supporting them with additional commentary...and yet, you respond in a manner that has me thinking you are reading things in a flipped backwards-bizarro world.
If you re-read my comment in which you rexpond to, I clearly have no intention of using a medic bot. I think the very notion of medic bots is moronic.
Slow down, and realize most commenters in here are in harmony with your ideals and irriration with Pixonic.
And lastly, I get the frustration, but the chumps we dual with aren't unbeatable. Take a breath. They can be defeated and it feels good when you crush the prancers that cheat and or spend money to get where they are.
Back to the effing front we go...Fight and Kill.
Ok, when you say tanking are you referring to the prancers that blow off their robots in the beginning of the match, or are you referring to the seal-clubbing pussies that have obviously tanked to get where they are.?
I am not seeing much of the former anymore. But I am seeing the latter...I just came within 50,000 damage with a clan affiliated chump that had an all level 12 hangar. Dash bots, two of which were MK2. He got high 800,000 damage, I got mid 800k. His league??? Silver II.... Some 6000 plus victories. Total effing chump. Cheating fraud of a man. Dacter was his handle...of the born apehbi clan. Hang your pathetic head in shame.
My hanger BTW is only level 8 bots. 1000 wins. Kinda perpetually stuck in Gold I. I only started playing in December because my son wouldn't let me play on his Kindle, lol!! I think one thing to remember is most of the clan chumps are getting their wins by nefarious means. They have no skill. They have no balls. They are prancing, premidonna chumps. Take it to 'em. You might not get every fight, but you will more than likely out fight them in more battles than not. They are dulling their blades by laziness and cheating, you, many others, and I are sharpening ours by fighting through frustration and learning.
Go out and Kill. Back to the effing front we go. Because, well, Metallica.
As irritating as your example sounds, I'm talking about battles ending MINUTES before the clock has run out. At such times, there are plenty of robots left, plenty of fighting to do, and your opportunity to go back out and fight for the beacons etc is cut short.
It happens all the time. On both the winning and losing end, obviously.
As irritating as your example sounds, I'm talking about battles ending MINUTES before the clock has run out. At such times, there are plenty of robots left, plenty of fighting to do, and your opportunity to go back out and fight for the beacons etc is cut short.
It happens all the time. On both the winning and losing end, obviously.
And Im not sure you got it, but I'm in agreement with you on the medic BS. What I was saying is the battles often don't even go for the 10 minutes that the clock can go. And not for the lack of fighting that is left to do...there are still plenty of robots when the battle abruptly ends. And that I think is bogus. The clock should keep going until there is no one left to fight.
There is no reason for a medic not, save for some crack-pot scheme that Pixonic is cooking up to invariably fleece us of something. That is for damned sure. Just what and how, only time will tell.
Dude, I must just be getting lucky because I am not seeing NEARLY the numbers of ass hat tankers that I did two months ago.
I would see multiple pilots tanking in each battle (often clan members, a reason why I will most likely never join one), to seeing maybe one Neanderthalic cave moron do it once every 10 games or so.
I'm not defending Pixonic. I think their motives are suspect at best. I just am not seeing tanking like before. (I'm in Gold I Android for reference, I'm interested to hear what others are seeing. Better or worse?)
I also want to chime in on the topic of medic bots.
I think this idea is dumb, dumb, DUMB!
I mean seriously guys...are you developers sitting around watching soap operas while you spit-ball these ideas??
Or watching re-runs of 'Happy Day's' so you can watch the "Fonz" jump the shark? Because, that's what this idea seems like...jumping the proverbial shark...
We don't need a tin can nurse to run around the battle field. Will it be wearing a nurse's outfit? White squishy soled shoes on its robot feet??
I'm sorry, this idea is pretty bad.
Actually Mick, the clock says 10 minutes, but often, it doesn't even go that long. I can count, and it's astronomical, the amount of times the battle ends way too early, when there is plenty of fighting to do, plenty of robots left, and the battle could very well have flipped a number of times more.
I'm sure you've seen this before, as have many others, who have commented in it.
Anyway, I agree with your post, just want to add another point to support it.
I'm going to come out and say that tbis "cool-down" for respawn idea is pure horse puckey.
Let's look at this for a second...
They're stating that it is to keep people from frivolously blowing off robots in order to jump to a beacon etc.
First off, I myself have never done that. I don't even know how to pop off my robots like these ass-hat tankers have been doing all this time.
Secondly, it has appeared to me that very few are even tanking anymore. I used to see it every battle. Often times, entire clans (ton of respect for those tools, totally sarcastic) just blowing off their entire hangar worth of Cossacks, leaving me and one other pilot to get our asses kicked, and the home spawn area looking like a bunch of dead cockroaches. I actually have screen shots of one of such battles. Anyway, I digress. I'm not seeing it anymore, except for the rare battle where I'm figuring some dufus that didn't get the memo or hasn't played in a while pops off his hangar.
THIRDLY, and arguably the most notable is how there us an article written by FM9CUY (a self-admitted "mild-tanker", mind you) that illustrates in MULTIPLE WAYS how to do just what you guys are claiming you want to implement the "respawn cool-down" to stop. Are you effing serious???
Don't punish players because of what appears to me (in Gold I) to have gotten better, especially when you have an article on this very site which promotes such stupidity.
Alex, I'm truly wondering about this. Did that really happen, or did she just perceive it to have happened??
I say this because there are a lot of odd things that happen in these battles, and I know that I have been blocked in areas before...and I've probably blocked others. But I know for a FACT that it wasn't intentional towards me, and if I have done it to others it wasn't intentional from me either.
If pilots are avoiding getting shellacked, and there is another pilot behind them, that despite the rest if the groups attempt to flee, wants to get into the fray...that pilot is by virtual mass, being blocked.
I highly doubt that could be intentional. I can't even imagine doing something so effing stupid to another pilot, and I have an even harder time imagining anyone else doing it either. It's asinine. Further more, how would these pilots that allegedly did this even communicate that they were ALL going to do it???
Sorry, but I'm calling cow feces.
Who is jealous, and of what??
Total admiration of Rosie for her ability in the game as a 'person'.
Should we start writing articles showcasing what color pilots are, or which way they prefer to swing sexually??
No one should place an iota of importance on anything other than how they play. Period.
Dude, I think you are barking up the wrong tree. I haven't read anyone in here say anything that is sexist. What I have read, is that quite a few people think that coming out and stating that you are of the opposite sex than one might think would be into this game, as if it is some sort of pre-qualifier...is sexist.
If a pilot is a 'hardworking gamer' as you've stated as your benchmark...then what do the parts they possess have to do with the cost road salt??? It has zip, zap, squatah to do with anything. And it shouldn't be made to.
We are 'people' piloting virtual robots on our phones for Godsakes. Faceless and all equal.
This is pretty spot on. I also feel weapons like the Zeus are irritating as well. When a pilot is shooting at one robot with (say, molots) and the Zeus is targeting you, I have a problem with that.
Maybe I'm wrong, I don't have one, but it really appears that weapon will hit whoever is in range as long as you're holding the red button. If that's the case, it's lame. You should have to aim. Where's the skill if not?
If you're a camper or have Zeus or any weapon like that, I make it a point to take you out. My team doesn't need to deal with you. No skill with weapons that lock on and can't miss.
Well Pixonic, you've sure made for a bunch of happy pilots in here.
I cannot, for the life of me, fathom why you'd resort to such cash grab tactics. I tell ya, from where I'm standing it doesn't look to be doing so well. Unless your plan is to implode and get as much ill gotten loot as you can before the wheels fall of the cart.
These supply drops are just a rehash of the same thing. They're a "box" alright, a box of shit. Useless. Just filled with useless Crap. A couple keys to gamble with, a few shillings or silver and a negligible amount of component pieces.
How about gold?
I can just see you guys sitting in your board room, think tanking the next big load of excrement you're going to polish and throw a holiday theme on...banking on the players/pilots with very low IQ's to suck it up like thin gruel.
I think the peasants are getting hip, and the pitch forks are being set a blaze.
What a shame. Game seemed so cool. Greed strikes again. You just pushed too far.
Number Five is the lamest advice possible. Use a teammate as a meatshield? At that point you aren't a teammate...you're a friggin worthless leach. The kind that snubs right up against your ass as your firing around corner, and as you expend your clip, they're keeping you from backing up and causing you to get pummeled by the opponent/opponents you are doing all the work of dealing with...because players like this author are too 'dainty' (to phrase politically correctly) to stand next to you and help take the opponents down with you.
In a word or two, useless leaches that should be able to be taken out by friendly fire.
I'll be frank as well. I've only seen your opinion as a behind the screen cop-out, being that you wrote an article which skirts the undertone throughout this game that tanking and fading are reasonable approaches to success. You don't directly say it, but you sure do walk a fine line. And the person you are is rather apparent. Many studies have been done showing the farce that is the separation of how one acts when behind a screen, and the tactics they use 'irl' as you put it. (Acronyms are all the rage)
Nobody ever said cowards, cheaters and liars are stupid...they just lack spines.
Speaking of war and being honorable in the same sentence isn't naive nor a thing I'll EVER be ashamed of. You stand for your fellow soldiers. Thank God most don't see things like you.
Be as uncivil as you please. You only show who you are with your reasoning.
And to further clarify. One doesn't need to draw parallel that in this game we are shooting at each others robots to how you'd act if being shot at in real life. (Although one very reasonably could... and compare this to how you'd support and behave in a real war situation, honorably as a fellow fighter, or singularly hoping to 'maybe' save your own ass)...No, one can very easily, and I propose, quite accurately pinpoint that if one acts in a 'me first', 'out for myself' manner in a team playing game...well, they more than likely act like that in their day to day travels as well. From big to small circumstances.Check comments
Thanks Pyro, I'm learning a lot as I go on this game, and the explanations are a great help. Opened my 4th slot about a week ago. Climbed me up to high Silver 1 from 3 pretty quick with the extra bot. The tanking thing is pretty weak. If it got to that point for me, I'd just stop playing as opposed to resorting to that. As it is, when I get absolutely shellacked I look at the players that pummeled me and they are WAY higher than me in level. Hit for hit, I can't compete with the damage they inflict. I'm leveling up my bots/weapons slowly. Tough waiting, but I'm not spending money. Gives me time to get better at tactics.
As an aside, I am loving my Punisher Griff. Not perfect by any means, but the singing of those once they humm up, and the taking down of shields and health has me giggling. I know there are better weapons/bots, but those are pretty satisfying. :)
Totally agree with this post.
I find it preposterous to recommend such a cowardly move Pixonic.
I said it in another comment section, but I'll say it again here...
The way in which one plays this game says everything about the person they are and the way they go about life.
Are you gonna be a lying, sniveling coward, who dances on the fringes of being a sore loser/cheater? Or are you gonna be an honorable individual who thinks of others and gives his honest best?
I'll be the latter, each time, everytime.
I actually am just saving up my gold to open my 4th slot. Even my son busts my balls about only having 3 robots in the hangar. I guess I'm not doing too bad with only 3 to fight with.
What do you guys mean by the term nerf? Does that mean get rid of?
I, to this point have only been playing solo. Always domination before the Christmas upgrade, now always random. Never tank battles. I actually had to look up what that meant, and then realized I generally am seeing guys do that in a high number of battles. Just blasting through ('destroying') all of their robots right from the start. I don't get that.
When my last robot gets taken out, I stay and hope my teammates get the win...watching sometimes to see victory, others to witness a valiant fight where a last teammate goes down fighting multiple red robots. Sometimes that's me. I hope someone on my team sticks around in those times to see me go down fighting. In that sense, this game has such a visceral aspect. Like these players I don't even know are my buddies and I'll unload my magazines and give my last robot to help them make it.
To me, the way in which one plays this game says everything about the person they are.
You know, that wouldn't be so terrible if it didn't stop you from doing other upgrades during that time. But alas, that's exactly what it does. And why? Because you can speed it up with an absurd amount of gold that you earned getting your virtual ass shot off, a little here, maybe none there. Earned slowly and painstakingly, that's for certain. And what if you don't have enough gold?? Why then you can you reach into your 'real pocket' and pay for 'virtual' gold.
I had to explain to my son the nature and pitfalls of gambling as a result of this game. Dangles the good stuff like carrot, but you'll never get it. Better luck at a Trump casino. Is this a game for war robots, or Christmas jingled slot machine?
Recent sign up here. My 9 year old son found this game first and I was so intrigued I loaded on my phone. (My son is A LOT further along than I am. Diamond league I believe. Me, just Silver...only been playing for a few weeks.) We are players, not payers, and that's the one thing that I really have against this game...the payers that have machine after machine, loaded to the gills with weapons that I with Level 7-8 heavies and level 5,6,7 weapons CANNOT compete with. And that I have earned through battle and ridiculous amounts of time (and in moments of impatience) my hard earned gold. And I know that my time further upgrading will still not result in balancing against these. It's a great platform, and I pride myself on being a team player. Covering allies with back up, letting them get the beacon if we're both close etc. But I will say that the pseudo gambling aspect and the obvious design of the game to compel you to spend actual money has me about two tenths of a second from deleting the game from both my sons and my own devices. (That anyone would spend actual dollars on this game is pretty sad. And it's obvious that there are those that spend HUNDREDS of dollars. That's beyond words).
This whole push by the developers for Clan BS is akin to 'jumping the shark'. Same goes for dashing/flying robots. (Usually I can take these out. Proves to me some PAYER just bought it and can't think tactically through a wet paper bag. Just has money and virtual mucsle. Not much respect for these sorts of folks) Keep the game real. It is on the brink of going full-stupid. I suppose that won't line their pockets though.