Astral Ascension Expansion Feedback

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  1. Malaikat

    Malaikat Board Administrator Team Darkorbit

    Hello Space Pilots,

    Please leave your constructive feedback here for the new Astral Ascension Update.

    Your DarkOrbit Team

    (Reminder, this is not the place for off-topic posts, questions or conversations. This thread is reserved for feedback regarding this content expansion. Please take your questions and conversations to the appropriate forum section. All non-feedback posts will be removed.)
  2. Raw

    Raw User

    USELESS , not thought through at all and nobody asked for it , like bruh , fix your game stop adding useless stuff
  3. Sgt~Ocker

    Sgt~Ocker User

    What are Atlas Shards - How do you get them and in what manner?
    Are they just "random" drops that can't be relied on (like Salvage Cores) OR are they a fixed drop depending on what you do, how many resource rifts you complete?
    How many "resource rifts" will a player need to complete to get 500 Atlas shards to craft ONE Prime Astral Booty Key, that then has a "chance" to drop something worthwhile.

    Information, especially NEW information, in an FAQ is essential if you want players to compete.
    It sort of feels like, every "new" thing added to the game is designed to discourage players from competing.
    "Time + Cost vs Reward" = Random = Not really worth much.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2022
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  4. This is a welcome addition to be honest, when the gate released it was very barebones and there weren't many good reasons to complete it and go through the trouble. You guys have added a few things to it so far and it's nice seeing this.

    However I think it doesn't really matter what extra content you add to the gate in the form of rewards, short of giving a million uridium this gate is still going to be undesirable to play through. Why?

    Just take an intern at BigPoint and have them play through the entire gate as a form of playtesting. By the end you'll regret this decision because you'll have to pay this person through a full workday's worth of hours and chances are he won't even be done with it yet. By this I mean the gate's biggest problem is the sheer amount of time it takes to complete.

    The solution is obviously to drastically reduce the ammount of HP and Shield of the NPC's in it. I understand the side effect of this is also making the gate a lot easier to complete, but Darkorbit doesn't really have much in the way of skill expression when it comes to killing NPC's so it does not really matter, it is all about time investment. The reason this gate is unpopular is because it just takes way, way too long to go through.

    The low rewards it gives also don't justify the time investment. This should make it easier for the devs to shorten the time it takes to complete the gate because I'm sure you're thinking that if you make it shorter, it makes it easier, and therefore players will be able to collect more rewards than before. But the rewards are so low anyway that this shouldn't be a big concern.

    IF the gate isn't a 5 hour long journey, players will start to play through it. Then some people might start finding the rewards worth it too, and you can always keep adding and tuning things down the line.

    TL;DR just make every NPC a lot less tanky and you'll solve the main issue causing this piece of content to be unpopular.
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  5. How does BP think the rewards from booty are worth it?
    I picked up only 2 green boody and got unstable lf4 and parity drill lf4.
    Did Ascention gate took me hours of play 0rewards so i can craft 2 ascention booty and got 2 lf3!!!
    Sure, yes i got other stuff with the booty but lf3 is pretty much one of the worst lasers and to get 2 in a row
    while green booty produced 2 good ones in a row doesn't seem right.
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  6. Sgt~Ocker

    Sgt~Ocker User

    Prime Astral Booty keys are "supposed" to have better rewards, you have a "Chance" to get things such as, DMG-ZPVP right through to Experience, honor or even uri - My guess, more chance of honor or EP over anything worth while.

    Prime Astral Booty Key
    It is needed to open a Prime Astral Booty Box. They can be crafted in the Assembly (permanent recipe).
    1x Prime Astral Booty Key500x Atlas Shard
    1x Astral Booty Key

    Not cheap to build time wise - You're looking at between 3 and 5 hours to craft ONE key - which may or may not return you something useful, depending on RNG.
  7. 9KKO

    9KKO User

    Some of the gates I've done here have not even registered the accumulated points into the highscores. Rigged, or bugged? It does not matter anymore. Came on here just to have some fun and to relax. Unfortunately thats not something u can get from this game anymore, considering all the ingame flaws and complete lack of empathy from the support team. No matter what you write, they will just reply with your problem and a little "We dont care" on top. Atleast they try to make it seem like they're gonna look into it. Anyway the feedback for the gate would be positive, all it needs are stronger rewards and some kind of way to reach rift 30 without having to shoot hundred thousands of x1 ammo. However, it's quite difficult to give constructive feedback on a bugged gate aswell as a DO team that does not care about a players lost time.
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  8. 3 and 5 hours? Thats a lie, you spend several on a decently good run and you still don't get much shard wise. I've done 4 all wave 40+ (Trash points fyi) and I'm still not there on shards.
  9. Sgt~Ocker

    Sgt~Ocker User

    How many resource rifts did you do?
    How many Atlas Shards did you end up with?

    It's a shame the FAQ failed to mention the new Atlas Shards could be only be obtained via RNG (in unknown quantities) and that trying to get them would reduce your chances of completing the gate... But then, this is DO - We all know it isn't designed to be "fun" "exciting" or "rewarding".

    Sadly Atlas Shards are like Salvage Cores in that - Drops are random. Only difference is, they decided to make Atlas Shards harder to get by introducing "Resource Rifts" which of course means you have to forego other rifts, such as Ammo, Weapon, upgrade, etc, so making completing all 30 rifts more difficult.

    It really is sad that DO woud go to the trouble of creating new content, that coud have been fun for old and new players alike - And then went straight out and screwed that same content by giving it such poor RNG based rewards.
    Little hint - If you really don't want players to take part in new content - Keep doing things the way you are - It's working very well..

    "Time + Cost vs Reward" = Random = Not really worth much
  10. I really only take the upgraded rifts for it, otherwise im wasting my time. Sacrificing my building for materials on rng items aint worth it.
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  11. Sgt~Ocker

    Sgt~Ocker User

    I have a somewhat serious question.
    I don't want to seem ungrateful at all but am curious as to how I ranked 84 in the recent Astral Rankings - Without having participated in the last ranking event.
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  12. Oddessey

    Oddessey Team Leader Team Darkorbit

    Closing as the feedback has been sent up.
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