Transformers: Battle Tactics

Discussion in 'Transformers Video Game Discussion' started by BEN182TX, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. PA_Kid

    PA_Kid Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but again, playing devil's advocate - if $50 gets you a month's worth of enjoyment in this game and you buy a tangible figure, and never touch, open, display, or enjoy the figure (or only do for a few minutes before it goes to storage) - who really got the better value?

    I don't think any of us are really arguing here. It's all about personal value thresholds. Heck, I do this with restaurants. Why pay a buck more per meal at one restaurant if a competing chain is exactly as good (or better) for a lower price. That's how I used to feel about Benigans and Fridays back in the day. Sure I could afford the extra buck at Fridays, but why spend it if it's no better. It was all about perceived value to me.
     
  2. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    I used AFA as the referrence more because of scale. People spending money in the thousands, possibly tens of thousands to people that pay to play games like BT. Because when you do the math, in order to be guaranteed the spacebridge characters one would likely be paying similar money, thousands of dollars.
     
  3. raptor22

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    excellent... good job with a bogus game DeNA with garbage playability...

    Spend 3 cubes. Winning the round vs Live Player. About the finish the round with the win.
    23 seconds before I hit FIGHT to finish. Game says I time out and forfeit the round
    All bots goes into REPAIR mode.

    WOW......................................... Thank God I have not spent a penny on this garbage crap. Poor business model. Poor game coding. Poor QA. Poor customer service.

    Such a shame that Hasbro continues to do business with this bogus excuse of a company that is out to scam people.
     
  4. Pavol Palat

    Pavol Palat Palatinus

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    That's the usual result of an encounter with a rage quitter. It was the first nasty thing I learned about this game. Don't worry, you are not the only one. It is stupid as hell that DeNA can not find some fix for it.
     
  5. Omnus

    Omnus needs more time TFW2005 Supporter

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    Based on the evaluations of my bosses at several places that I've worked, I'm a good programmer (as in based on how often my immeadiate managers have gone against upper management to get me a raise).

    In my honest evaluation of TF:BT, they don't have mediocre programmers, they have code monkeys. For those who don't what a code monkey is, it's someone who can type in programming code, but they really don't know how to program properly.

    As the best example: the team evade bug (well, the primary one). I was able to diagnose the problem and come up with the solution after the second time I saw it happen during a match. If they were mediocre or better programmers, such a fix would have been ready for the first patch (1.0.8).

    BTW, for those who are interested, here's the details of the team evade bug:

    What's happening - a flag (whatever variable they're using for it can't be determined from what we see in the game) is set the first time a unit with Team Evade is active in the mode with the ability. That flag is never cleared.

    The solution - in the routines that are called and make checks after the 'fight' button is pressed and after a unit is destroyed, the Team Evade flag needs to be cleared. A check can then be performed to see if that flag should be set (again or for the first time).

    How good DeNA's marketing is impossible to judge from what we know, but would definitely require daily data analysis to see what works, given the speed and volatility of the mobile game market.
     
  6. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    I went ahead and got him and I'm glad I did. That team armor buff 5 is nothing to sneeze at. 97 HP, paired with Primal, Bombshell and Onslaught along with Shield II, and you'd have like, an extra 21 hitpoints for each unit per round.
     
  7. JRX

    JRX Well-Known Member

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    Guys check out the DeNA forum it's like tar and feathers time over there. And someone did bring up lawsuits! Called it! People have spent 500 dollars on the bridge and gotten nothing.
     
  8. JRX

    JRX Well-Known Member

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    He is good, but at the sametime I need resources for all the stuff we won last week. Also the way things are going on the dena forum we may all get more free bots. Either that or this game gets shut down in a week.
     
  9. MultiTazker

    MultiTazker Decepticon

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    All that bothers me right now is that my team is popping in and out of the top 200 because one player refuses to contribute! If anyone wants in PM me and you can have your HotSpot.

    As for Dena they're killers but I managed to get all combiners so far without paying a cent, my team only seems to truly be active during a combiner event for some reason.
     
  10. JRX

    JRX Well-Known Member

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    It's still unclear if sr prime is actually guaranteed or not. The language is kind of unclear.
     
  11. BEN182TX

    BEN182TX Wrecker

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    Damn, this post has gotten a lot more active since I originally started it lol ... seems like everyone is just complaining though. At first the game, while in BETA, was pretty boring. Ever since they added events it has actually became very enjoyable. Zero dollars spent and still fun. What is everyone's problem with this game??
     
  12. Dinobot Slug

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    Guaranteed SR Prime,50k Cybercoins and random SR cores.
     
  13. bullettrain

    bullettrain Master Investigator

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    Even for those that aren't paying for the game, people feel like they aren't getting "their money's" worth. There's no way to recruit older event characters without sinking in an unsavoury amount of time and/or money, and it's nigh on impossible to get the newer ones due to the Pay to Win players. The Spacebridge automatically chooses your winnings, leading to some people thinking it's "rigged".

    For me personally, I'm still enjoying the game, though I am wearing from it.

    There are options I'd like to see improved and refined, but it's still enjoyable for the time being.

    For example: I'd rather have the Stronghold as a main stay option, with multiple different events on that you can pick and choose. Pick and choose bot battles could be interesting (IE: Pick the team you want to face and wait for a period of time before facing them) rather than trawling for character cores that never show up.
     
  14. knightmare6

    knightmare6 Reflector In Disguise

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    I've been getting tons of matches where people wait until the last second on the timer to hit FIGHT, as they're hoping for an easy win by you timing out. I've seen people forfeit matches also, guessing from closing the game app to de-rank, but yeah I only suffer the repairs times from the time-outs, not the forfeits. So not sure how much of that is shtity cut and paste coding or actual effects of defeated attitudes or rage-quitters.

    I wish they could make it so de-rankers can't use the base characters above the lowered rank, as far as the regular characters go? Rewarded characters from that rank would have to suffer, but I guess the Event and Exclusive characters not part of the base ones would just be affected by their stripe count...? (No access to Rewind for Recruits)
     
  15. Praxus07

    Praxus07 Well-Known Member

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    You forfeit by pressing the forfeit button on top of the game screen. Forfeiting has absolutely nothing to do with force closing the game. You automatically win when someone forfeits, so it's a good thing for you.

    No clue what you're talking about with derankers. Everyone that loses a match deranks. There are those that will lose matches on purpose to face easier teams, which was smart, but not so much now that everyone does it. At rank 1400 I'm facing unbeatable teams of full top event rewards. Going to have to spend a full day of deranking just to win some matches.
     
  16. PA_Kid

    PA_Kid Well-Known Member

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    Not only are they probably code monkeys but they are probably outsourced code monkeys from a company like Cognizant over in India.
     
  17. JRX

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    If you force quit does the other player get repair time? If so it makes a lot of sense if you're getting routed. Might as well force then to spend more resources.
     
  18. Dinobot Slug

    Dinobot Slug Dinobot

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    If you force quit,everyone loses and gets repair.If you officially forfeit,the other guy wins.
     
  19. JRX

    JRX Well-Known Member

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    No I just reset my app and I have no repair. All I lost was the energon and 600 pts.
     
  20. TheSpacebridge

    TheSpacebridge The Spacebridge

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    All day long, match after match, as soon as it's obvious I am going to win - I get this, sick to death of it. Just ruining the game.

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