Thanks for taking time out to give your thoughts. While I hate to hear anyone has uninstalled Dreadnought, I don't wrong you for your opinions.
I'd like to touch on just a couple points.
First is the currency system in the game. It seems your concerns are, and correct me if I am wrong, that because we're in beta we're not giving out or awarding enough credit? Fundamentally this is both a good thing and a bad thing. We need to test the systems and to use your own words, fine tune the system. That being said it is iterative, it will take time to find the right number on the dials and it will ultimately have to sustain a long term playability.
Primary weapons are another point I'd like to highlight. Having TOO many primary or even secondary weapons can come with its own inherent level of problems from oversaturation to balancing against each other primary and secondary weapon. Now this is not to say new weapons won't be added in the future (nor am I saying they will, that is still being discussed), but I am saying that for now, we'd really like to get everything else pinned up and right before we look at what else is next.
As for your feedback being too much. I can assure you it is not, and I really can't thank you enough for taking the time out to share your thoughts with us.
Getting positive feedback is good for morale, getting critical feedback is good for the game.
I hope to see you flying again soon!
ElPoto#7136 posted (#post-56392)
I'm not playing the game. I actually uninstalled yesterday. The reason is just indirectly related with what I want to say. I'm simply experiencing a bug with the sound system that make the game unplayable for me at this moment. I've submitted the corresponding bug report.
Now to what I want to say:
I've seen the feedback about the last patch. It is really worrisome though that some of the community managers / devs are answering with "we need to fine tune the system" and, moreover, the hotfix that merely cut prices in half. I really hope the devs are capable of eventually recognizing the situation and are prepared to do profound changes, not just "fine tuning".
But I'm really convinced that the problem is not only the current tier/progression system. The devs of this game seem to have a problem in the sense that they like to put limits that honestly don't make sense:
1 - The limit of the primary weapons. The only reason I see for this is that they don't want to invest time in modeling different options for the primaries. But still there should be upgrades for them.
2 - The limit of the kind of weapons / modules the different classes can equip. This added to an inexplicable lack of creativity when coming up with weapons selection. I mean it's ok with ultra-specialized classes like the tactical and arties. But the difference between more normal classes like corvettes, destroyers and dreadnoughts should be only in hull type, speed and number of weapon slots. Corvettes should be maneuverable, destroyers should excel in damage dealing and dreadnoughts should be big and able to resist a lot of damage. After that the weapons and modules should be open; and the more and more varied the better.
3 - Currency system. OMG. So complicated. Credits should be used for everything. Credits and being able to buy more and more expensive ships/stuff should be the only progression system. The high prices/low credit/ low xp awarding is odd specially for a game in closed beta, when the custom is to be generous at this stage so beta testers can really focus in testing.
More ships, more toys, experiment with loadouts is what I want. Once you have simplified the classes and progression you can focus in delivering more toys (ships / weapons / modules).
For balance, in another post I already suggested looking to Rebel Galaxy. So if you see that game your level is provided by your weapon/module level, higher level modules simply have better stats. It's a lot of fun because you have a lot of flexibility to configure your ships since the very beginning with some special choices as you progress.
I know, this is probably too much. Maybe at this point the game is already headed in a direction that will determine everything. But I couldn't leave without taking this out of my chest. I've always dreamed with this kind of game so I feel emotionally involved and each time I decide to install for another run I have high expectations.
Thanks to both the devs and the community. I'll hopefully be checking back.