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20.3 PTE Patch Maintenance August 28

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  • plan move was not working properly prior to base level increase
    worked for me earlier today, now not working
  • the POI level was also increased, including existing held ones
  • Yes, like I said, we raised the max level of EVERYTHING.
    Later we will try and increase the Bonus values of POIs further separately to 200%. Bonus values should double.

    I'll see what we can do about morale.
    Envision Entertainment Community Liaison
  • chertosha wrote: »
    This test something went totally wrong...
    we have malus on level 40 bases, and here is a mix of 38 and 51...
    That was apparently expected. There is also a mix of level 60+ and 47+ in the centre. Any existing forgotten bases that are killed will eventually respawn at the new levels indicated by the increased tunnel values and the rings on the world view.
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • its only me or the server is down ?
  • Down, now
    Not a part of EA / Envision teams - My comments are only mine.
  • EE_Elephterion
    1546 posts Envision Developer
    edited September 3
    PTE will take probably another hour or more until it comes back online, as we are currently benchmarking how long a complete recalculation takes for a world.
    Envision Entertainment Community Liaison
  • Huuuum, okay but in exchange for a few more crates. O:-)
    Always testing something
  • gamerdruid
    3572 posts Moderator
    It may be a while yet. I've asked for a stack of crystal and power crates of all values to enable faster progress. Not likely to get them, but always worth asked!
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • Ha ha ha, of course, they give them to you because you collaborate in the server tests, not like others. O:-)
    Always testing something
  • a simple line with "set all cp-rt-ressources maximum storage" could be enough ^^
  • gamerdruid
    3572 posts Moderator
    edited September 3
    Ha ha ha, of course, they give them to you because you collaborate in the server tests, not like others. O:-)

    I wasn't asking for me - but for those with skills to play the game :smile:

    EDIT: And it's back online :-)
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • with this change there will be no more digging for months on the pte, only farming
    booooring
  • Just because they're testing a new feature doesn't mean they're going to leave it for a long time.

    Once they verify that it works correctly they can remove it whenever they want.
    Always testing something
  • gamerdruid
    3572 posts Moderator
    Just because they're testing a new feature doesn't mean they're going to leave it for a long time.

    Once they verify that it works correctly they can remove it whenever they want.

    This is all true - but the history of the PTE is that it isn't 'played' like other worlds. Imagine if these changes were made on a forgotten attack world. You go from being in an area of 37 bases which you can withstand to being in an area of level 50 bases which your defence will stand no chance of withstanding.

    On a morale world, the ones where people have battled to get to the centre with level 48 bases, they're suddenly confronted with level 60 bases and level 65 Guardian bases. Depending on how their army is set up they can either progress much quicker by milking the higher bases or they can farm, farm, farm the camps they generate. They won't be generating outposts anymore as the tunnels that did give outposts will have also increased.

    I can foresee many problems on a production world.

    Older, very old economy worlds with no morale or forgotten attacks, where players are maxed out at level 65 on most if not all of their 31 bases, that is where I see the interesting growth to be for the 100 or so players left on the world.
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • gamerdruid wrote: »
    Older, very old economy worlds with no morale or forgotten attacks, where players are maxed out at level 65 on most if not all of their 31 bases, that is where I see the interesting growth to be for the 100 or so players left on the world.

    Thats where this feature will come into use at first :)
    Envision Entertainment Community Liaison
  • valde2012
    5 posts Member
    edited September 4
    It's the first time I've seen this but ...
    Is it normal for two bases of the same player to blink at the same time as active?

    https://prnt.sc/ubkjtc

    World PTE with chrome version: 85.0.4183.83 (Official Build) (64 bits)
    Post edited by valde2012 on
  • gamerdruid
    3572 posts Moderator
    It's not 'normal' for two to pulse or blink at the same time.
    I am not an employee of EA/Envision. The views expressed are my own!
  • gamerdruid wrote: »
    Just because they're testing a new feature doesn't mean they're going to leave it for a long time.

    Once they verify that it works correctly they can remove it whenever they want.

    This is all true - but the history of the PTE is that it isn't 'played' like other worlds. Imagine if these changes were made on a forgotten attack world. You go from being in an area of 37 bases which you can withstand to being in an area of level 50 bases which your defence will stand no chance of withstanding.

    On a morale world, the ones where people have battled to get to the centre with level 48 bases, they're suddenly confronted with level 60 bases and level 65 Guardian bases. Depending on how their army is set up they can either progress much quicker by milking the higher bases or they can farm, farm, farm the camps they generate. They won't be generating outposts anymore as the tunnels that did give outposts will have also increased.

    I can foresee many problems on a production world.

    Older, very old economy worlds with no morale or forgotten attacks, where players are maxed out at level 65 on most if not all of their 31 bases, that is where I see the interesting growth to be for the 100 or so players left on the world.

    Outposts are worthless and always have been. The ROI is negative compared to bases. Tunnel levels were never retroactively adjusted from the last level increase, primarily due to the fact the code is too embedded to deal with properly. Tunnels have never been a contributing factor to level advancement and there is no reason to touch them now.

    I'd be surprised if anyone in any old economy has 31 bases maxed out. If so, I'd be looking at their purchase history and potentially banning based on the recent funds exploit that was closed. I know a dozen between a few worlds that exploited funds and they are no where near max. I don't have access to to worlds under "X-25" though, I've heard rumors of 1 person with max bases, but that's it.
  • Alright, we are bringin PTE down in ~30 min from now to fix the missing loot on upgraded forgoten units.
    If you have noticed any new issues with 20.3 please let us know.
    Envision Entertainment Community Liaison
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