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Offline MikeCT1020

How would you improve Boom Beach
« on: Jan 18, 2019, 01:38 AM »
The artist formerly known as crow’s nest (TAFKACN) started a couple threads about what we love and hate about Boom Beach. Since we all have our ideas about this game, let’s give the dev team some things to think about to make the game better. We all know they are secretly monitoring this forum (Hi Rick). Without complaining about this or that, how would you improve Boom Beach.


Here are my ideas:


Better TF search and recruiting. This is one thing, and maybe the only thing, that everyone seems to agree about. All they need to do is add a few filters to allow players to choose what they are looking for.


NPC bases that provide a little bit of a challenge for max level players. It’s time for NPC bases with prototype defenses. Create level 61+ bases with protos.


The Trader. The trader has so much potential, yet week after week we get let down with disappointing offers. I realize there are very few trades that would be beneficial to all players, but the trader has offered some absolutely horrible trades. Why would any max level player give up a crystal to get 300k stone?  I know I wouldn’t. I would however give up 300k stone for a crystal in a heartbeat. I’d even give up 3M stone to get a crystal. The trader should have offers that are at least good for some people.


HQ23 - I know this won’t be coming anytime soon with Warships coming out, but it’s been almost 3 years since the last new HQ level and it would make people choose between upgrading a building and buying raw crystals for a while. 

Offline Smoke blaze

Re: How would you improve Boom Beach
« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2019, 07:54 AM »
I think boom Beach would be better if there was a revenge tab to attack players who attacked you,sucks you can't attack players.

Offline CaptNasty

Re: How would you improve Boom Beach
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2019, 02:15 PM »
The revenge idea would be disastrous.  It would effectively stall vp progression.  Under todays system you get a mercenary invasion, you lose 1 vp.  You are at -1 vp.  You raid that base you gain 2 vp.  You are at +1 vp.

With revenge attacks: you get a mercenary invasion, you lose 1 vp.  You are at -1 vp.  You raid that base you gain 2 vp.  You are at +1 vp.  You are raided by a revenge attack from that player.  You lose 1 vp.  You are net 0 on vp.

As for what I would want done to improve the game:

  • Vastly improved, parameterized TF search
  • Rework statue generation.  It has been years since I have generated a perfect MP.  The way that they implemented statue generation is not as random as SC might like us to believe.  After 4 years of play, I have just 1 perfect MP.  I have created thousands of MPs in that time.
  • Allow instantaneous, mass conversion of shards.  I would even be fine with a paid add-on for this.  Keep crystal conversion on a timer.  The shard conversion grind is mind numbing.  They accrue so fast and you have to log on continually to keep them going.  This is one of the last things in BB that fights against life/game balance.
  • Multi-tiered leaderboard adornments (adornment for top 30k, local lb, #1 local lb, global lb, #1 global lb).  Eliminate time base lb adornments.
  • Keep ranked players (top 30,000) in matchmaking pool until they are no longer ranked, just like happens to players who appear on the leaderboards
  • Add “rooms” to TF chat so that TF leaders can have private conversations without having to step out to a 3rd party chat app
  • Change the upgrade behavior of Everspark’s Universal Remote ability so that upgrades increase the “Capture Duration” instead of the “Damage Bonus”.  As it stands, there is little incentive to upgrade Universal Remote.

Offline MinionsWeb

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Re: How would you improve Boom Beach
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2019, 02:44 PM »
Asking for better search means little without suggesting added parameters or details displayed when searching.
Keep the existing fields with some modifications.

Fix the tags system within search
add a wild card character so partial names can be searched on
Display BOTH the TF name AND TF TAG

Additional Fields search should include:
TF Size  - select 1 of the 4
VP to Join (includes everyone and request statuses) - pull down select

Force Points - This should be sortable ascending/descending

Days inactive (or op count 30 day)



Thats what comes to my addled mind, any other thoughts on this?
« Last Edit: Feb 09, 2019, 03:54 PM by MinionsWeb »
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Offline MikeCT1020

Re: How would you improve Boom Beach
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2019, 08:00 PM »
Asking for better search means little without suggesting added parameters or details displayed when searching.
Keep the existing fields with some modifications.

Fix the tags system within search
add a wild card character so partial names can be searched on
Display BOTH the TF name AND TF TAG

Additional Fields search should include:
TF Size  - select 1 of the 4
VP to Join (includes everyone and request statuses) - pull down select

Force Points - This should be sortable ascending/descending

Days inactive (or op count 30 day)



Thats what comes to my addled mind, any other thoughts on this?

All are good parameters to include.

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Re: How would you improve Boom Beach
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2019, 03:36 PM »
I would also want to have historical OPs and VP totals in stats, not just current TF totals
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Re: How would you improve Boom Beach
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2019, 03:42 PM »
And the API we were promised 4 years ago.
How great would it be to be able to have running ops and performance data connected into spreadsheets and posted out to the interwebs.
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