Whoop, more Dav!
That quote would make sense if they were actually ignoring BGS over Powerplay.. but its virtually the opposite.UP THE BGS!
DOWN WITH POWER PLAY!
That would be great, and make sense for Hudson and Princess Cobalt.That quote would make sense if they were actually ignoring BGS over Powerplay.. but its virtually the opposite.
Related to Powerplay though.. are there any changes in the pipeline considering implementing some of Sandro's BGS proposals to Powerplay? (changing it that specific Power allegiance would help your Powerplay BGS (for getting half fortification triggers) rather then specific government types was the most prominent of those discussions).
Sandro's BGS proposals were too freaky for meRelated to Powerplay though.. are there any changes in the pipeline considering implementing some of Sandro's BGS proposals to Powerplay? (changing it that specific Power allegiance would help your Powerplay BGS (for getting half fortification triggers) rather then specific government types was the most prominent of those discussions).
I am feeling some sarcasm and irony here... I like it even more.1. Are you happy with the changes w/ Ch.4? Did they do what you expected? Was it intended to help large player groups get even bigger, or was there another design goal?
2. Are you happy with having removed all advanced strategy from the BGS (i.e. blocking wars, multi-system strategies), and turning into a straight up farm-fest of who can do the most per tick? Do you feel you have "leveled the playing field" or just empowered those with the biggest ships and the biggest CMDR numbers?
3. Now that Grom has actually left PP over bots, while BGS groups are still seeing bots, are there any plans for Frontier to take botting and cheating seriously? Is someone at Frontier now willing to listen to a pro-active data analysis approach? Frankly, all public statements by Frontier on this topic, as well as private, have been deeply disappointing. Bots and cheats break PP, BGS and PvP, and probably more. Why is FD so reluctant to do anything about this, and especially why are you so dead scared to talk to those affected and have offered their help?
4. Mission re-balance when? Or is it intentional that you want CMDRs to do basically anything other than missions to support their faction, given their effect is minimal compared to everything else, and mission board flipping no longer works?
5. Did the design philosophy change radically? From "balanced around a single CMDR in a Cobra", is it now balanced around veteran CMDRs with top engineered ships tailored to the job, and maximizing total value? That is, is BGS now considered "end game" activity, vs "everything all CMDRs do collectively where each can have an impact"?
Bonus Question: can you let the guys writing Galnet stories going forward have a look at the charts in my sig, and use those as background for their stories rather than some imagined parallel universe in which the Federation is still powerful, the Alliance is still small and insignificant, and there aren't 15 big large factions controlling 50+ systems, and nearly a 100 factions controlling 20 systems or more? Please acknowledge your players' contributions to the galaxy as it is by at least accepting its reality.
Whether answered or not, though, a Dav livestream on BGS is always a treat.