Battle Arena Farce...

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Marius, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Marius

    Marius Member

    A new low, absolutely unbelievable...

    We've got boosts we can buy, new characters we can buy, a never ending supply of weapons, mateys and ships we can buy... but now we've finally been given a competition we can buy. Or to be more accurate, a new competition that XXXX can buy, because nobody else will plow that much money into it.

    Honestly, I'm not bitter, or even angry... nor am I surprised. It's just another example of the game being cocked up, and spectacularly so. Isn't the nature of these games supposed to be social? How does it benefit the player, and ultimately Kano to unbalance the arena so heavily towards one player? Is his investment so great that the entire integrity of the game becomes undermined.

    If there is no chance to win, what is the motivation of the massive majority to take part? Beyond getting free points, I think the sign up numbers would be close to negligible.

    Massive shake up needed, or a whole new event? One thing is certain to me, battle arena is dead.

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  2. Kirsten

    Kirsten Well-Known Member

    Let him buy it , consider how sad that is , it is not an accomplishment ,and it never will be, with players like that.
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  3. Marius

    Marius Member

    Very true, and I totally agree. But while that's happening, what do we have? What options are there that allow everyone a relatively fair crack of the whip? I don't mind people willing to spend endlessly, but when it becomes so pointless to even take part, what benefit is there to the wider game?
  4. Jon Ward

    Jon Ward Well-Known Member

    He maybe buying your platform but not facebook :eek:
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  5. Old Salt

    Old Salt Well-Known Member

    Is this on Kong?
  6. cricket_jumper

    cricket_jumper Well-Known Member

    Yeah, its become the play thing of a very few players on Kong. More incredibly, because of the apathy towards the BA, we had 125 players sign up - 65 of those players scored 0, but still all ended up in equal 60th place, so all got; 2 Favor Points, 65% XP to level &
    15x Income!?! Simply for signing up?! I know we asked for changes to stop people just doing the minimum actions and then hiding - but at least they had to do something?! Now Kano are rewarding people for doing nothing at all. As I have previously said - if Kano wish to give free FPs away - I'll send you my details and you can fill my account up with free ones?!?!
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  7. Kirsten

    Kirsten Well-Known Member

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  8. Old Salt

    Old Salt Well-Known Member

    Ironic. The guy keeps trashing KANO yet pumps money into all of their games.
  9. George Burd

    George Burd Well-Known Member

    he hasnt won yet, so who pumps more money into the game?
  10. cricket_jumper

    cricket_jumper Well-Known Member

    Currently the old arena would be a step in the right direction. An arena that awarded activity (all be it a very small amount of activity - unlike this one where doing bugger all is rewarded), An arena where having defence was a perfectly legitimate tactic, An arena where because it lasted for 3 days, people outside of the US had a chance of being awake when stuff happened, basically I'd vote to bring that back. But that wont happen - because that doesnt make them any money. So we are stuck with it.
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  11. Marius

    Marius Member

    Sadly, I think you're right CJ... moolah before gameplay...
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  12. Lucifer

    Lucifer Active Member

    Just do what a lot are doing, stop joining, why be xp for credit card warriors? these games is not what you know its how much you blow & we all know who blows the most! like iv said b4 the game runs on money, its a business, if enough stop taking part in things that cost? the ones that pay will have to play against each other, wont be spending as much but also wont be leveling as much either, without the free players? the game will vanish - with the pay to level things added? more n more will just quit the game, most of us are out the door now, soon we close the door.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
  13. Zombiefried

    Zombiefried Member

    Since I joined Pirates I built myself as a defensive player for two reasons. One was to heal well during AW. Second was to last longer during the old BA. I do feel the new BA has changed heavily in favor of the attack based players. I understand it is a fighting game but, I wish, it was more of an even field for both styles of play. I do enjoy the first part of BA where it does feel more like a free for all. However, I too wish BA lasted longer. This would give more players a chance to have fun. But, since it is so heavy on FP use I understand the reason behind the shorter arena times. In the end though the game costs to create, run, and maintain. I do know that the one mentioned as "buying a BA win" has very very few BA wins when you look at it over time. It remains to be seen if this will change in the future though.

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