All Questions answered by RickC from the AMA
Ok, while this is complete, it's only sorted by time answered. We will try to organize it and put it in the wiki. Thanks to /u/BoomBeachGame for the AMA and /u/MercuryPDX for getting most of this organized.
1Q: At max level, how many troops would one be able to take to battles? Is it gonna be the equivalent to 8 landing crafts worth of troops at max level or those numbers would vary?
A: This will depend on how you upgrade your Troops and Landing Crafts in the Tech Tree.
2Q: If I understand correctly, once we are matched with a player we both have to attack each other. It also sounds like we have the option to change troops before attacking, correct? Does this mean we could get locked into waiting for the other player’s troops to load if he decides to change his load out but does not have ER?
A: The Troop Reserve system allows you to pre-train your troops before battle.
During the battle, you can only switch between already trained troops.
You will not have to wait for your opponent's Troops to train since you can only change between Troops that are already trained.
3Q: What inspired you to create warships? Was it any particular sources (I assume multiple) could you talk about this so we the community might be able to help with inspiration in the future??
A: Great Question!
The idea spawned from the players!
We had many of you requesting for more competitive gameplay!
We had to come up with a plan to achieve this and Warships was born.
We are always listening to the feedback provided by the community we have.
Ideas are always welcome.
4Q: From a design perspective, what are a few of your favorite new art assets?
A: As a team, we are happy with all the new artwork we have created for Warships!
But if we have to pick just one, the Warship itself is the one we would choose.
BOOM TRIVIA: Did you know it took approximately four months iteration to go from the idea to the final version?
5Q: If both players beat there respective bases who wins? The player who did it faster?
A: Great questions!
If both players have the same amount of Engine Rooms left after the battle, the time taken and the destruction caused will then decide who wins.
6Q: Will skill trees be different for each season or same each one?
A: Each Season, the Tech Tree will change to allow players to create new strategies for their Warship battles.
7Q: I didn‘t get it yet: „Tech tree“ for WS means upgrading defense and adding more defence buildings depending on WS rank? So we start with a few small defs and over time more and bigger defs can be placed on the ship, correct?
A: The Tech Tree is for Unlocking and Upgrading everything for your Warship!
Unlocking will allow you to have access to that Troop, Defensive Building, Gun Boat Abilities, Landing Crafts, Boosts and Proto Defences to use for your Warship.
Upgrading will grant you more of the chosen Item to use and also provide an increase in its level!
8Q: Hi, I'm been waiting so desperately for an opportunity like this to come up and it has.
Firstly, I would like to ask about the Warship design, in particular the ship. I have asked this before, but I won't get the right replies but now as this goes to the Dev team, I hope you guys can shed some light on what I'm about to ask. In the very first video, where Drew announces Warships, I know we get to see some different types of Warships, with different sizes and etc, such as the Round Ship, The long one, which looks like an aircraft carrier, and etc. Basically, I just wanted to ask, will there ever be an option for us to have different kinds of "Ship" designs just like the one's shown in the first vid?
Well, like in the normal game, we attack players which actually have the similar island, all of em. The only thing is particularly different is the "Layout" of our base/defense so to say. So, I was just wondering, I really want players to have to option to really "customize" or select warships of different types/shapes which suits they're style, therefore making it entirely different and unique besides the same type of "Warship" for everyone. I know you guys have a lot of work, and I don't know, I'm kinda spitballing here, but I think this is one hell of a feature which should be implemented if not now, perhaps sometime in the next update. I want some honest feedback from you guys on what you think about this, giving us the players to choose different types of "Warships" which look different.
Here's a couple of pics from the earlier plans, I honestly like them.
A: The Warships shown in the video were different concepts we were exploring before we arrived at a final version.
Everyone will have the same Warship for the Season. However, the layout may change from Season to Season.
It was great to hear that you liked some older versions!
Our artists are thrilled.
9Q: Not sure if the AMA is still running, I’m too lazy to do time conversions 😂
My question is on the topic of how the surface of the warship will be changeable. It seems like the terrain is customizable, but I’m not sure to what extent. I was thinking there would be different presets, because fully customizable would lead to some people arranging very annoying terrain. Are you able to provide any insight?
A: Upgrading your Warship will give you more space to place your Defenses down.
You will also have more ramps added to your Warship.
These will be preset and may change from Season to Season.
10Q: Have the team thiught about any fair play measures to prevent players / push teams from using dirty tricks? High-level main game PvP is rampant with unfair play.
A: We will constantly be iterating on ensuring that there will be a fair experience for all our players.
However, if you ever have any concerns regarding players taking advantage, please let us know!
11Q: When you attack can you choose any troops withoit training them? ( i saw something like this in one developer video)
A: If you have Unlocked a Troop, they will be available to use in your Battles.
There is a new TROOP RESERVE system that will automatically train new Troops for you. It will take some time for them to train up.
You can use Diamonds to speed up their training time, OR you could have the INSTANT TRAINING subscription, which will remove the need to wait for your Troops so you can get right into the action!
12Q: Thanks for doing this. It's great when you interact with the community. I have read more answers today than in a whole year. I hope you keep doing things like this, because IMO that is the way.
So my two small questions:
- Could we see live battles in some way?
- Could they be shared with other members of our task force?
Thanks again, and I will remain impatiently waiting until the day of the update. Cheers!!
A: These are great ideas, but we may not have these features in the first version.
We will consider this for the future.
13Q: Will monthly mega crab continue or was it a stop-gap while we waited for warships?
A: The Monthly Mega Crab will continue as usual.
We will be releasing more information on some changes to the Mega Crab very soon, so keep checking the in-game Inbox to stay updated!
14Q: Does the team have hopes of this update bringing new attack strategies such as two or three phase attacks like in clash of clans? If so would these kinds of attacks be relatively possible?
A: We do not have any plans, currently, to have 2/3 attack phases in Boom Beach.
15Q: Hey Supercell, I just want to say I love your work, you guys are amazing. I have a couple questions about Warships and I’m hoping you guys can answer those questions.
Will we be using the gunboat when attacking? And if so, will there be new abilities?
A: You will use your Gun Boat Abilities if you have them unlocked from the Tech Tree.
There will be no new Abilities arriving with Warships, but we are always considering new ones for the future.
16Q: Will you lose resources in attacks.
A: You WILL NOT lose Resources from battling in Warships.
17Q: Would warships be a basic feature like a base or an occasional one like the mega crab
A: Warships will be a Seasonal feature and last between 2/3 months.
We are still defining some aspects of Season Resets; however, we are not considering a long cool-down period like the Mega Crab.
18Q: A side from warship, will you ever fix the aspect ratio issue on the ipad pro 11 2018, i mean the warship update will include that?!
A: The next update will fix this for you!
We need to see Warships in ALL ITS GLORY!
19Q: Will there be a certain level to play warships where will it be on the map and will there be Any new weapons and or troops/heroes and when is the new mega crab I haven’t played it yet😃
A: The Warships feature will be accessible from your Main Base.
The new Mega Crab is coming 1st March - 3rd March!
20Q: What would be the requirements of owning a Warship?
A: This is still under discussion, but players should aim to have their HQ at Level 10 to have access to this new feature.
21Q: What name do we have of our warship at the beginning?
A: There is no specific name given to your Warship. Your current in-game name will be displayed for your opponents to see.