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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]  
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Just so y’all know I thought it was just a bug from the beginning. Having said that I’m currently testing something with four of my 4k shuttles. Will post my results when they return.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]  
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A hotfix was just deployed for this. Failed missions should now provide the expected amount of VP and rewards.

That is all I know at this time, I will of course keep you all in the loop.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]  
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Well I failed 4/4 last night, which kept me from getting to 4k shuttle missions so I missed out completely.  I’m currently not even in the top 1k even though my current VPs normally land me somewhere around 500ish.  I hope something will be done about this.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]  
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Confirm fix.

I had a shuttles come in and fail with 800 VP.

But a 0% did succeed…

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]  
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Any thoughts on the significance of 10932?  My first thought it was the summation of all successful missions, but that works out to 19076

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]  
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Shan - 04 August 2017 09:42 AM

A hotfix was just deployed for this. Failed missions should now provide the expected amount of VP and rewards.

That is all I know at this time, I will of course keep you all in the loop.

The harm was done, a huge harm. Now it is all about how to make this event fair again if it is still possible. Whatever decision you make to achieve this it MUST BE FULLY AND TRANSPARENTLY EXPLAINED! No more standard trash marketing talk!

The line must drawn here! This far, no further!

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]  
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This is terrible, my fail only gave the 1600 points vs 20k using 9 hour boosts. I went from 35 last night to now only 90 after all the shuttle came back and since my fail was 18,000 points less than others, I have lost s lot of my rank after spending $20 on boosts and pulls for this event. Not a happy camper DB.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]  
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Peachtree Rex - 04 August 2017 09:48 AM

Any thoughts on the significance of 10932?  My first thought it was the summation of all successful missions, but that works out to 19076

When I first saw this bug (TBH I just woke up and thought I was dreaming when the game went all wacky from a failed mission).  It did cycle through 2, 5, 350, etc but I think the highest it went was 800.  So maybe it’s the summation up to a certain point, and then multiplied?

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]  
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Shan - 04 August 2017 09:42 AM

A hotfix was just deployed for this. Failed missions should now provide the expected amount of VP and rewards.

That is all I know at this time, I will of course keep you all in the loop.

aww you couldn’t wait 3 more mins for my shuttles to fail? no just kidding, however the amount of point gained from this has undoubted been exploited by some and probably affected the rankings. I am not sure how that can be fixed to rectify the rankings had the bug not been exploited. I would not like to be in your shoes at the moment.  There will be a lot of rightfully upset and disenfranchised players Best of luck Shan
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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]  
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Shan - 04 August 2017 09:42 AM

A hotfix was just deployed for this. Failed missions should now provide the expected amount of VP and rewards.

That is all I know at this time, I will of course keep you all in the loop.

The harm was done, a huge harm. Now it is all about how to make this event fair again if it is still possible. Whatever decision you make to achieve this it MUST BE FULLY AND TRANSPARENTLY EXPLAINED! No more standard trash marketing talk!

I think it makes sense to give everyone a 1/5 Arachnia.  The Arachnia is the main reward for this event and it’s impossible to calculate who would have made top 1000 and who wouldn’t if the bug didn’t occur (and any of its downstream effects, such as demoralizing the user from further playing the event). 

Giving chrons, supply kit, or other play boosting item doesn’t change how the competitive landscape was affected by this bug.

Another possibility is to restart or cancel the event, but that would just drive more CS issues and hate, as people have spent dil (to speed shuttles) or boosts in the event already.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]  
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(FF) This Sisko1 - 04 August 2017 09:50 AM

This is terrible, my fail only gave the 1600 points vs 20k using 9 hour boosts. I went from 35 last night to now only 90 after all the shuttle came back and since my fail was 18,000 points less than others, I have lost s lot of my rank after spending $20 on boosts and pulls for this event. Not a happy camper DB.

Yea. I piled on 12 shuttles. Teehee.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]  
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The event should be canceled, quite frankly.  The entire competitive balance is skewed for this event and there’s no way to compensate for that within the structure of the currently running event.

And let’s not forget the fact that I don’t think we’ve heard/seen anything official from DB about this.  It’s a basic commandment of PR and customer relations:  Get in front of a story or your silence will drown you.  The only thing I’ve seen is Shan’s post on the 4th page of a user-created thread.  C’mon!  Everyone cares a helluva lot more about official and transparent communication regarding this problem.  Sticky it right up at the top, above the little “Come See Us in vegas” invite.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]  
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My suggestion is to End phase 1 today. and award the awards as is and a token gift crew/dils/ whatever seems to be fair or at least compensate for time and effort and resources put into the event so far and start phase 2 possibly tomorrow during its normal start or maybe later today with adjusted rewards / thresholds so as to basically a new shuttle event with same theme but different rewards and reset all to 0

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Posted: 04 August 2017 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]  
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(FF) This Sisko1 - 04 August 2017 09:50 AM

This is terrible, my fail only gave the 1600 points vs 20k using 9 hour boosts. I went from 35 last night to now only 90 after all the shuttle came back and since my fail was 18,000 points less than others, I have lost s lot of my rank after spending $20 on boosts and pulls for this event. Not a happy camper DB.

Yea. I piled on 12 shuttles. Teehee.

Good. I would have to if it wasn’t late for me last night and I had thought of it.

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Posted: 04 August 2017 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]  
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Shan - 04 August 2017 09:42 AM

A hotfix was just deployed for this. Failed missions should now provide the expected amount of VP and rewards.

That is all I know at this time, I will of course keep you all in the loop.

Shan, all of this is good, but the lies not in the fix, but giving out points for fails. Participation trophies are not good because it allows the player to think it is okay to fail. A failure is no replacement for a success. Yet this bug made me drop out of the top 50 to the 100s. Why should I even continue? I have been thankful for all of the great changes db has done, but this fail situation is their worst decision.

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