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Why does it keep coming back to this?
« on: Nov 02, 2018, 01:00 PM »
A thread on reddit about not being able to defend... again


https://www.reddit.com/r/BoomBeach/comments/9tajtl/with_such_an_unbalanced_match_makingi_might_as/



A lot of great advice especially since it has been repeated so many times by so many people over the years.


But why?
Supercell has really dropped the ball when so many of their players/customers don’t understand what the game is about or how to play effectively.


Now I am all in favour of different ways of playing but from a position of knowledge and choice.

Offline Orrscores

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2018, 02:18 PM »
Crow...like I said on Reddit, I've lost track of how many players I've ( and many others) have tried to help overcome this ongoing issue. Your literally punished for playing the game. Unfortunately I don't see them fixing the issue so we've tried to help them fight through it like we all have. Its hard to get the" don't worry about defending" state of mind across to them but like some in my tf...if they take the advice given they can fight through it. You know what they say....you can lead the horse to water but you can't make them drink.
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2018, 02:34 PM by Orrscores »

Offline Yallik

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2018, 03:39 PM »
Nothing to see here 👀
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2018, 04:46 PM by Yallik »

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2018, 03:52 PM »
Original posters motives aside, this does keep coming up over and over again. Any business who finds that their customers and potential customers don’t understand what they are selling would take steps until it was understood.
This is old old news/complaints and what has Supercell done about it? In the short time I have been playing I see absolutely nothing having been done or being done. In fact they closed one of the major places (old forum) that was doing their jobs for them.

I was out for a meal with friends at the weekend and the usual question of what have you been up to was voiced. I replied I was almost on the local leaderboard for boom beach and too my surprise 90% of my friends had heard of it and played it. But I was the only one playing it... none of these intelligent gaming generation people “got” boom beach. They initially had fun but then this common issue raised its head.

People don’t get boom beach, this needs to be addressed by supercell in game not in forums(here, reddit, discord etc) that only a small percentage of players visit.

Yeah I know, preaching to the choir but it is frustratingly crazy that this is still happening after four years
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2018, 04:00 PM by Crows Nest »

Offline Yallik

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 02, 2018, 04:23 PM »
Belay my last. I'm up derp.

Offline JBlon

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 02, 2018, 04:57 PM »
I don't think that it's that people don't understand. It's that they don't want to. They don't want to accept the game on the terms that it offers. It's always 'it should be like this' or 'I should be able to attack as much as I want', not 'I don't get it'. This game just works differently and isn't set up to allow or reward unobstructed progression and unlimited attacking. Elements are set in opposition to you doing that and you have to figure out how to navigate it. But that's not really how the game was marketed was it? People come in thinking its a typical shooter or blow things up kind of game, not a strategy game. 'Boom'. Expectations aren't in alignment with reality.

How or whether to beef up defense and make it more relevant through the course of the game is another issue, and maybe not one that SC is eager to address. Because being able to thwart other's attacking isn't going to sell the game or bring in loads of new players is it? The more challenging it gets, the less appealing it will be to the masses.

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2018, 05:07 PM »
Seems to me that their tutorial is very lacking, almost pointless having it.
I would greatly expand it. In particular use the Hammerman bases as an opportunity to engage with the players more. Highlight different ways to play or problems they may encounter in a staged and thematic way.

Yes there is a resistance to play the game that is, I have experienced it within my own task force, where an issue will come up, I or others will try to help but the response is “but I don’t want to play it that way”.


Unfortunately I didn’t get into the details as to why my friends didn’t get it just an overview. Time for boom and time for life, maybe next time
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2018, 10:22 PM by Crows Nest »

Offline Chaucer

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2018, 05:10 PM »
 
Seems to me that their tutorial is very lacking, almost pointless having it.
I would greatly expand it. In particular use the Hammerman bases as an opportunity to engage with the players more. Highlight different ways to play or problems they may encounter in a staged and thematic way.
I really like that idea. That whole aspect of the background story seems quite lacking.
Also, I think the game would be much improved overall if they eliminated Green Statues completely. Really do more harm then good.

Offline Yallik

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 02, 2018, 05:19 PM »
I totally agree about the in-game tutorials!! Useless.

Which is a shame bc we, the community, have gone to great lengths to create them for ourselves. At this point, all supercell needs to do is provide links to our content. So for example when you first get tanks, they find a couple of YouTube videos that are instructive about tank strategies and offer them in the in-game mailbox. How hard is that? They don't even have to provide their own content...

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 02, 2018, 05:24 PM »
Hmmm yes I forgot about the for you and boombox thingy, says it all really...
There was a period where it looked like that part of the game was going to get more attention (Leo Koach really set a fire) but while it has improved, it is still a huge missed opportunity.

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 02, 2018, 09:07 PM »
Yeah, the fact that NickatNyte’s “Big Boy Attack Strategy” video is still in the Boom Box is kinda depressing lol

I agree about the in-game tutorial. It could certainly be improved.

I also agree that green statues could be taken out of the game, but oh boy, that would never happen. Just took down a lvl 65 with 5 boosted greens today. Makes me sick.
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Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 02, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Greens have their place for turtles, I wouldn’t remove them especially since the cap on resource boats has been removed.

Offline JBlon

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 02, 2018, 10:45 PM »
Yes, I think they gotta have the green one way or another. But to de-emphasize them a little, what about introducing a 5th statue type instead? Might be good for a thread.

Online fritzelly

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #13 on: Nov 02, 2018, 10:57 PM »
A fifth statue? To do what?
Maybe something special for Crabby? Or a tribe double boost

Offline Orrscores

Re: Why does it keep coming back to this?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 02, 2018, 11:17 PM »
They should introduce a statue that exports all pp and dimes to Orrscores!!!😁