Feedback for N.O.V.A. Content Expansion

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  1. SirThrills

    SirThrills Board Administrator Team Darkorbit

    Hello Space Pilots,

    Please provide your constructive feedback here for the N.O.V.A. Content Expansion.

    (Reminder, this is not the place for off-topic posts, questions or conversations. This thread is reserved for feedback regarding this event only. Please take your questions and conversations to the appropriate forum section. All non-feedback posts will be removed.)
  2. you want us to pay nearly 10k uri so that we can get an extra 2.5% uri from bonus boxes that have diminishing rewards?!?!?!?!
    what kind of lunatic comes up with these ideas?
    extra rocket damage and evasion in aby?!?!?!? why? just why?
    and on top of that its all payment?!?!? and we wont even know what we are going to get as its random?!?!?!
    are you people crazy or have you just never played this game at all?!?!?!
  3. They nerfed the GG drops from this last mini event, last year i was getting (98) per drop with just 2 level 4 salvage and the rest level 3 with banking doubler, this year had all level 4 salvage with doubler (75) per drop, this diminished rewards crap has to go.
  4. tonka-toy

    tonka-toy User

    why do we need this , its taken me 10yrs to get anywere and now you bring out something not needed, just draw some new boosters and put them in shop and auction ,fed up with getting stuff thats superceded 6 months down the line
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  5. Evocation chips?
    Cannot find in the FAQ where these are to come from, in game; except to buy in shop.
    The random assignment of any perk attribute is a bit silly for the cost currently set.
    Also, should not need to unequip a N.O.V.A. so it regens; the time should be accounted for (even if equipped) when a ship is logged out.
    nick likes this.
  6. Larrakin

    Larrakin User

    According to the FAQ related to this, you're looking at 350k URI to upgrade 1 NOVA from level 1 to level 2. Unless of course you want to pay with real money.
    Using URI alone, it will cost at least, 1 million plus URI to get a level 5 NOVA.

    Even better; A level 5 Nova, costing 1 million + URI will only be usable for,
    • N.O.V.A.s energy = 3500/300000
    • Energy cost for Knowledge Seeker = 15 per second
    • Energy cost for P.E.T. Ranger = 20 per second
    • This means that the N.O.V.A.'s total energy cost is 35 per second and it will last for 100 seconds with the remaining energy
    So, for your 1 million + URI "investment" you get to use the NOVA for under 2 minutes before you have to remove it and wait for it to recharge.
    Sounds like a great deal to me..
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2022
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  7. Waaugh

    Waaugh User

    The guys that create content for the game need to be drug tested.

    Whoever came up with this garbage never plays the game and missed the point. We already have booster-booster to boosters and modules along with the pet draining uri for fuel

    2% seriously? I need 40000% to even get on a rank with the choo choos and honestly when I saw the 'mercenary' aspect I thought they just added in having remote controlled ships for regular players so those of us (the dumb players that spend money) could use that aspect and have extra ships helping with quests.

    I mean I would love to hit the blacklights with 8 ships and melt the aliens like I see in there. But spend this much on another 'chance' to get a 2% payoff? Really? Just make new maps and add in some more critters.
  8. Star*Fire

    Star*Fire User

    lol you got that right, it's like so many things lately not worth it at all. then again if you have been botting for years the uri isn't an issue or the sort time span of using it. Doesn't really matter.
    Last edited by moderator: Dec 8, 2022
  9. Excessive

    Excessive User

    I'm not sure this calculation from "the team" is correct. DO please check your math.
    Not sure where the 3500/300000 comes from - Only thing I can think of is, the "example" shown is nowhere near accurate.
    • N.O.V.A.s energy = 3500/300000
    • Energy cost for Knowledge Seeker = 15 per second
    • Energy cost for P.E.T. Ranger = 20 per second
    • This means that the N.O.V.A.'s total energy cost is 35 per second and it will last for 100 seconds with the remaining energy
    Need for space 4%
    Energy Depletion 20/s
    Fleet Foot 2.5%
    Energy Depletion 30/s
    N.O.V.A.'s total energy cost is 50/s and will last 6,000 seconds (equipped and tested)

    Why the need to break game play even more by making it so NOVAS can only be equipped/unequipped at a station?
    You can however logout in space and remove a NOVA.

    NB; If you logout with a NOVA equipped, it's available time continues to run down. Lost 1000 seconds when I logged out to answer a call of nature.

    FEEDBACK (DO, just ignore this bit as usual) - I've tested the NOVA I recieved from the voucher code - Found it less than useful and way to costly to bother upgrading or buying more as the costs involved for the minimal return - Just aren't worth it. Why you continue to devalue your own game with things like this boggles the mind.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2022
  10. PacificNW

    PacificNW User

    why keep adding things that are of no benefit? at least no benefit for legit players.

  11. Waaugh

    Waaugh User

    I would love to see any post in the updates and idea pool that requesting another add on that costs money that has little to no return to the player.

    Was there some special group of players that asked "Hey I need to spend a couple million uridium or cash to collect less than I spent. Oh yeah and since you put in the retriever that allows us to do the gate but as a punch in the face you dont get the alien payout like the bots get lets add 'a percentage of A B Y ' to the mix that no one ever once asked for.
  12. Excessive

    Excessive User

    100,000 URI (70,000 with rebate) for a "CHANCE" of getting one of these NOVA's with 2 attributes that work together - NO thanks.

    Maybe if these had ONE attribute that was actually beneficial
    Base 10% damage to NPC's @ lvl 1, upgradable to 30% @ lvl 5
    Base 5% damage to players @ lvl 1, 20% @ lvl 5
    and are active for 60 minutes
    They just might entice some to spend the ridiculous amounts of uri required even with the RNG (chance) component.

    Personally, I might invest if there was a chance for 20% pvp damage for an hour at a time.

    NB, ALL NOVA's should scale attributes based on whether you are in a group or solo.
    30% NPC damage, reduces by 2% for each group member. (8 in group, the 30% becomes 16%)
    That way the trains can't abuse them (as much).

    RNG devalues players efforts.
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  13. Star*Fire

    Star*Fire User

    So I've yet to see someone give it a good review. So far most call it a waste of resources and way costly to bother with. I myself see no need for when they other issues that need fixing. The #1 Issue being the botting. The same one the real players have been pointing out for 8 years now with not one attempt to fix but they can add things no one will use.
  14. Completely useless and money grabbing update. Do not spend a dime to this
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  15. So for 30million URI you could get 180% honor? lol
  16. Excessive

    Excessive User

    I really think it's an issue the "feedback" threads for things like this are seen as impotent by so much of the player base.
    57 people in Discord, all discussing (for over an hour) how poorly designed this "new feature" is And none will post their concerns here as they believe it is a waste of time.

    Darkprbit released a new feature and now it's up to players whether they use it or not - Whether it is a good feature or not doesn't matter

    NB; I suppose when the FAQ for a new feature is not accurate and doesn't contain complete information, players could easily get the idea - Giving feedback on said feature will indeed fall on deaf ears.
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  17. There are already 3 company trains in SB on my server all from the same clan so they get all mayhem boxes for all their botted accounts and all others who don't run trains get squat cause BP chooses to not see anything and just keep counting their money!!!
    Now you might as well give that clan the whole server as they leave nothing for anyone, It's funny that they figure this many players are wanting to play their game when it's actually all the same players just abusing all the cheats they can before BP has to pull the plug.
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  18. Excessive

    Excessive User

    Oh yes, 1 company on my server has scored 140 goals so far, not because they have the most "players" but because they have the most trains in the map.
    Worst part is, I'm in the company that is "winning" SpaceBall but have yet to get any rewards (aside from some more than useless Emotes).

    Nothing like a bit of "balance" and "fair play".
    It seems "balance" and "fair play" is now based on how good your train is.

    I want an Emote that says - Trains Rule - you know, one that says something about the game in an honest way...
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  19. so we can only get evocation chips buy spending real money?
    so you want me to pay around £100 so that i can get enough evo chips to upgrade one nova perk i.e. the honor one, from level 1 to level 5 which only gives me an extra 7% honour for 100 seconds?
    are you actually insane?
    like this is the worst attempt at money grabbing ive ever witnessed in a game!!
    the boosts that those nova give are absolute trash!
    who came up with the stats for them? obviously someone who has never ever played this game and has zero knowledge of how things work.

    would make more sense if we could have more than 1 nova active at a time as the boost from just 1 nova is totally and utterly pointless, if we can store 30 nova then why not let us use say 5 at once instead of just 1?
    Last edited by moderator: Dec 14, 2022
  20. oTiKio

    oTiKio User

    This Nova stuff shows me one think the end is near lmao
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