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#21 MischiefSC

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

Less people. I for example am absolutely not going to wait 3 minutes plus 2 total minutes loading in/out for a 60 second match.

That's 10% of my time, 1 minute out of 6, playing. No way in hell.

#22 Uakari

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

Just got stomped by a high W/L ratio Banshee in Div. 3. The King Crabs are gone and now this, take the ****** assaults out of that division, they dont belong here.

But i d have an idea for the waiting time.

LET THE DIVISIONS START AT A DIFFERENT TIME. Div 1 starts at 00:00, Div at 00:30 and so on. So you can keep the waiting time at 2 or 3 minutes, but we have the chance to get a match every 30 seconds!
Waiting 3 minutes for a stomp or mismatched play is not acceptable.

#23 Monkey Lover

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:41 AM

View PostUakari, on 16 May 2018 - 08:57 AM, said:

Just got stomped by a high W/L ratio Banshee in Div. 3. The King Crabs are gone and now this, take the ****** assaults out of that division, they dont belong here.




div3 isn't a low division why shouldn't assaults be in it? Maybe the mechs you're trying to use need to go down to 4 or 5?

#24 Uakari

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

View PostMonkey Lover, on 16 May 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:


div3 isn't a low division why shouldn't assaults be in it? Maybe the mechs you're trying to use need to go down to 4 or 5?


hm dont know, just like to play my roughnecks and dont feel like they have a chance against 100 ton mechs.
Of course everybody will always be whining about sth i know, but it does not feel very balanced to me.

Edited by Uakari, 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM.


#25 Toha Heavy Industries

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:53 PM

7 minutes of waiting and preparing for a 30 second game. I am done with solaris i guess.

#26 Uakari

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

View PostToha Heavy Industries, on 16 May 2018 - 12:53 PM, said:

7 minutes of waiting and preparing for a 30 second game. I am done with solaris i guess.


They will change it back to 1 min eventually or introduce an other system. I hope.

#27 SmokedJag

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:26 PM

View PostUakari, on 16 May 2018 - 08:57 AM, said:

Just got stomped by a high W/L ratio Banshee in Div. 3. The King Crabs are gone and now this, take the ****** assaults out of that division, they dont belong here.

But i d have an idea for the waiting time.


The assaults in D3 are there for being outmatched by the assaults in D2. Specifically *what* is in each Division is up for debate but some split between assaults based on quality or performance in Solaris is needed. And assaults probably do need 3 divisions when the "good" assualts, while reliably beating the weaker ones, are badly outclassed by most of what is in D1.



#28 Monkey Lover

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

View PostUakari, on 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM, said:


hm dont know, just like to play my roughnecks and dont feel like they have a chance against 100 ton mechs.
Of course everybody will always be whining about sth i know, but it does not feel very balanced to me.


I was trying to find some large mechs to fight with my roughneck all i keep finding are bushwackers. You can't pin point any sides or ct so you have to leg them. I hate legging and people just get mad. If i keep seeing this i will stop playing in div3.

#29 Garran Tana

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:29 AM

The new wait time is killing Solaris for me, and I was very into it before. I hope they will change this. I think a good idea would be to have only (let's say) 3 Divisions active for 24h, after that another 3, another 3, it would funnel players to populate divisions, increase the variety of gameplay and still gave the choice to the players.
It's not a perfect solution but there is no perfect solution with low playerbase, we sure could use a lot of new players. The one right now will kill Solaris. Also events in S7 would be awesome... Hmmm maybe that's another solution?
Make a permanent event lasting a day, to be done in Division X, next day it's Division Y etc etc. Or make that for two or three Divisions at the same time. Give positive justification for funneling the players.
If PGI would do this I think it could help S7 a lot. But don't just make it really easy to complete the event, it should take few matches at least, and probably have multiple levels to achieve.
For example!
Event for Division 2 (mostly to take into account the dame done numbers as each Div has it own levels of this):

Get 1 win - Get a Solaris supply cache and solaris logo decal (most of us have it so it's not that great of a value but for someone who just starts it's something fun)
Get 3 wins - Get a Solaris supply cache, a sponsor decal and 100 MC

Get 3 loses (with minimum 100 damage done) - 1.000.000 C-bills (this part of event should hopefully motiveate starting players to go on)
Get 5 loses (with minimum 100 damage done) - 50 MC

Get 1000 damage - 1.000 GXP, 1.000 ACC
Get 2000 damage - 2.000 GXP, 2.000 ACC
Get 3000 damage - 3.000 GXP, 3.000 ACC

Get 5 component destroyed - 500.000 C-bills
Get 8 component destroyed - 1.000.000 C-bills
Get 10 component destroyed - 2.000.000 C-bills

Get 8 out of those 10 above - You are rewarded with a Mechbay

Edited by Garran Tana, 17 May 2018 - 04:57 AM.


#30 Nesutizale

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:53 AM

I also think that constant (weekly for example) tasks like you find them in Warships could get people to play.

#31 Uakari

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:03 AM

I like that garran! Many people like events and c-bills. But events that are not easy to achieve as you said and take a few games, and are somehow viable for solaris and take some skill.

Also many people NEED C-bills, and they get almost nothing with the current 3 to 6 min waiting time.

#32 El Bandito

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:06 AM

So I now wait 3 minutes for this kinda opponent? This kinda opponent gives me 2 points at most now. Sure the increased rewards are noticeable but for the amount of time spent 70K C-Bills is meh, I think.

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Edited by El Bandito, 17 May 2018 - 05:16 AM.


#33 Uakari

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:46 AM

Even for 200.000 cbills a match i would still be annoyed too much to play more than 4 or 5 matches in a row because of the waiting time.

Edited by Uakari, 17 May 2018 - 05:46 AM.


#34 Monkey Lover

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

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I dont think i have ever been not kicked out when there was 3 people :)

#35 VXJaeger

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:49 PM

I really think that Paul should be sent to shovel **** in Arkansas.

#36 Teenage Mutant Ninja Urbie

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:34 AM

that great 3min idea drove me to this new subforum for solaris7, so..
there's that going for it.

besides that: it's awful. pls go back to 1min. that made it preferable to QP for me. having to wait 6minutes for the most part in the last matches, it's really driving people off, instead of getting new ones in.

#37 Uakari

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:30 AM

Write them an E-Mail too so they get the Feedback as well not Sure they are Reading this.

#38 WaggghBozz

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:38 AM

3 MINUTES IS TOO MUTCH PLZ ! PLZ CHANGE TO 1,5 MINUTES !

Edited by WaggghBozz, 18 May 2018 - 08:03 AM.


#39 Nesutizale

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

I want the 60sek back and make it well know that its 60seconds again. Since the 3min change I have no matches for long times...what make even me quite the mode.

Edited by Nesutizale, 18 May 2018 - 08:25 AM.


#40 Racerxintegra2k

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:16 AM

View PostThorn Hallis, on 15 May 2018 - 08:34 PM, said:

This change kinda killed Solaris for me. Who asked for this?


Oh sweet someone else is in que for Div 6 !! oh **** now i have to wait 2+ minutes ... screw it.





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