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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2021
    The thing with the 'offers', that are pushed so much and that are so intrusive in the new update, is that I leant long ago that they're rubbish. So push all you want - I have learned to tune them out. Unfortunately for me, and more so for TP, you could he offering me a million dilithium for a dollar and I wouldn't bite - because I simply don't read them anymore. Try reading the story of the Golden Goose.

    And get rid of the intrusions. Usually with a mobile game, ads stop when you pay. I've paid plenty.
  • PeetsPeets ✭✭✭
    Ivanstone wrote: »
    Concerns I have with 8.2:
    8 - There might be a legitimate concern buried in this list somewhere.

    Fixed it for you :wink:

  • WaldoMagWaldoMag ✭✭✭✭✭
    Happy with things @DScottHewitt mentioned.

    Voyage on the main screen and when you run a cadet mission you go back to the cadet mission screen.


    I would set my alarm for when my voyage was almost out of AM. When my alarm went off I go into the game. I still have a 180 AM , so I do other things. I forget about the voyage, and when I remember, it is out of AM. With it on the main screen I should not forget. But now the concern is some indication of AM left. I think when AM gets to the time the warning of low AM goes off this is when AM left should be displayed.
  • OttoOtto ✭✭✭
    Just like they left the "time portal" button at the galaxy map, (1) the voyage button incl AM bar (2) the cadet missions and (3) the 3 bars you circled above could easily be left at their old places and ADDITIONALLY be placed at their new spots.
    in my simple mind...
  • (HGH)Apollo(HGH)Apollo ✭✭✭✭✭
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    No seriously, I hate this

    It is terrible, especially on my android phone where the menu buttons are so small and stacked so close together. And why???? They just left an empty spot where cadets was. They claimed all this was for objective events. Well this is objectively bad.
    Let’s fly!
  • This Sisko1This Sisko1 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's easy to forget about also.
  • dext74dext74 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wish the "active campaign" button would be clickable to take you to the campaign page and save an extra step of clicks out.
  • PeetsPeets ✭✭✭
    dext74 wrote: »
    I wish the "active campaign" button would be clickable to take you to the campaign page and save an extra step of clicks out.

    It was but there was a bug so they removed it. Not sure if it temporally.
  • (HGH)Apollo(HGH)Apollo ✭✭✭✭✭
    #bringbackcadets
    Let’s fly!
  • WebberoniWebberoni ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2021
    The more I think about it, the more I realize that both arena battles and scans could be lumped into the dailies sub-menu too, if that's the direction they want to go. Why move just the cadet missions?

    If it was done better and more graphically, a dailies window could be half-decent. The current execution is ugly, inefficient and inconsistent.

    If those 2 buttons were to move into a better dailies interface, then crew could be brought back to the main screen from inside the convoluted manifest sub-menu.


    EDIT: maybe we need a multi-option poll to determine what buttons/screens players would like to see singled out on the main screen? I don't mind streamlining the main screen and adding sub-menus/sections, when it makes sense and looks visually appealing... I just think the current design and execution is terrible.
  • KPan [ISA]KPan [ISA] ✭✭✭✭
    Peets wrote: »
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    I am all for a new feature that gives me something to do, but I was just replying to a comment to specify that my complaint was about the existing and abandoned feature. I guess what I would expect is for a continuing expansion of episodes and distress calls. Not a one time drop one time play. This should be ingoing and semi regular. They make loads of new crew each week to buy, how about new stuff to play.

    I'm already playing this game for around two hours in total each day. So no, I don't need extra gameplay to do stuff.

    What are you doing during those two hours? I complete dailies and have nothing to do. I have nothing to work on or work towards.
  • DavideBooksDavideBooks ✭✭✭✭✭
    There is the constant logging in every half hour or an hour to maximize rewards. And sending shuttles every three hours and watching over voyages.
  • Ishmael MarxIshmael Marx ✭✭✭✭✭
    I keep reading this thread and dreading the day (6 days hence) when I am forced to update. To be fair, there was a decent amount of angst about the UI changes that occurred with 8.0 (many of which I also disliked), but ultimately I've gotten used to them, so I'm sure the same will be true for 8.2. That said, I'm crossing my fingers that the forced upgrade will actually be version 8.21 and that some of the issues discussed in this thread will be tweaked.

    Thanks to all of you for being early adopters and taking the time to explain the bad (and good) things about the changes. :)
  • Selene 7Selene 7 ✭✭✭✭
    The gauntlet speedup button and the voyage button are changes I really like. The rest seems a bit unfinished.
  • AmphistaffAmphistaff ✭✭✭✭✭
    At this point, why even have a GUI? Let's go back to text-based menus. That's basically what we're getting anyway. Might as well embrace the 80s/90s.
  • PeetsPeets ✭✭✭
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    Peets wrote: »
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    I am all for a new feature that gives me something to do, but I was just replying to a comment to specify that my complaint was about the existing and abandoned feature. I guess what I would expect is for a continuing expansion of episodes and distress calls. Not a one time drop one time play. This should be ingoing and semi regular. They make loads of new crew each week to buy, how about new stuff to play.

    I'm already playing this game for around two hours in total each day. So no, I don't need extra gameplay to do stuff.

    What are you doing during those two hours? I complete dailies and have nothing to do. I have nothing to work on or work towards.

    I'm playing this game for over a year now.
    What do I do?
    In the morning total of 40 minutes,
    get my shuttles, voyage rewards, daily rewards.
    Prepare a new voyage (takes me about 15 minutes)
    Fill in Captain Idol voyage file
    Update my excel file
    Gauntlet
    Send shuttles
    Spend my chrono
    ad-warps

    Then over the day, Roughly 20-40 min
    Upgrade my crew & replicate (Time depends how much chrono I have spend)
    Sending shuttles
    Gauntlet
    Arena
    ad-warps

    In the evening roughly 30-40 min
    gauntlet
    Immortalize a crew (if I can)
    Use 1 premium pull
    Babysit end voyage (max 10 min)
    ad-warps
    spend my chrono
    Shuttles
    Update my excel file & Captain Idol datacore analyse

    You can ad-warp every 20 min:
    Cadet - Mission - Scan - repeat

    Above is without the events and preparing for the events.
  • This Sisko1This Sisko1 ✭✭✭✭✭
    15 minutes a voyage. Dang I'm in and out. 12000 the 2 primaries, atleast 2800 antimatter, all other skills above 4000. 10 hours every time. Maximizing ad warps is the only thing that can impact me.
  • PeetsPeets ✭✭✭
    My average is 9:01. I managed 1 time above 10 hours, this week. I want to get as much as I can.
    I could use datacore of course, but it's fun to gather my crew for voyage. Figuring out a good combo.

    My top 50 voyagers have at least a total skill of 2600 (I check the Idol's datacore file)
    So I only pick those. I try to get as many traits I can to get a high antimatter.
  • KPan [ISA]KPan [ISA] ✭✭✭✭
    Peets wrote: »
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    Peets wrote: »
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    I am all for a new feature that gives me something to do, but I was just replying to a comment to specify that my complaint was about the existing and abandoned feature. I guess what I would expect is for a continuing expansion of episodes and distress calls. Not a one time drop one time play. This should be ingoing and semi regular. They make loads of new crew each week to buy, how about new stuff to play.

    I'm already playing this game for around two hours in total each day. So no, I don't need extra gameplay to do stuff.

    What are you doing during those two hours? I complete dailies and have nothing to do. I have nothing to work on or work towards.

    I'm playing this game for over a year now.
    What do I do?
    In the morning total of 40 minutes,
    get my shuttles, voyage rewards, daily rewards.
    Prepare a new voyage (takes me about 15 minutes)
    Fill in Captain Idol voyage file
    Update my excel file
    Gauntlet
    Send shuttles
    Spend my chrono
    ad-warps

    Then over the day, Roughly 20-40 min
    Upgrade my crew & replicate (Time depends how much chrono I have spend)
    Sending shuttles
    Gauntlet
    Arena
    ad-warps

    In the evening roughly 30-40 min
    gauntlet
    Immortalize a crew (if I can)
    Use 1 premium pull
    Babysit end voyage (max 10 min)
    ad-warps
    spend my chrono
    Shuttles
    Update my excel file & Captain Idol datacore analyse

    You can ad-warp every 20 min:
    Cadet - Mission - Scan - repeat

    Above is without the events and preparing for the events.

    This sounds like me for a long time. Until about a year ago. I just don't have crew to level, I don't care about the rewards from shuttles and in the last two weeks I have only resolved one dilemma a day on my voyages. I am lvl 98 and have lost all motivation to compete in events or do anything else.
    My earlier post was just pointing out the features that I felt need to be updated to renew interest for me.
    I know there is lots to do for lots of players, but after years and years, options become very very limited.
    I think I will be taking a break. Maybe some time away will renew interest, or catching up on missing crew will be fun.
  • PeetsPeets ✭✭✭
    edited November 2021
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    Peets wrote: »
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    Peets wrote: »
    KPan [ISA] wrote: »
    I am all for a new feature that gives me something to do, but I was just replying to a comment to specify that my complaint was about the existing and abandoned feature. I guess what I would expect is for a continuing expansion of episodes and distress calls. Not a one time drop one time play. This should be ingoing and semi regular. They make loads of new crew each week to buy, how about new stuff to play.

    I'm already playing this game for around two hours in total each day. So no, I don't need extra gameplay to do stuff.

    What are you doing during those two hours? I complete dailies and have nothing to do. I have nothing to work on or work towards.

    I'm playing this game for over a year now.
    What do I do?
    In the morning total of 40 minutes,
    get my shuttles, voyage rewards, daily rewards.
    Prepare a new voyage (takes me about 15 minutes)
    Fill in Captain Idol voyage file
    Update my excel file
    Gauntlet
    Send shuttles
    Spend my chrono
    ad-warps

    Then over the day, Roughly 20-40 min
    Upgrade my crew & replicate (Time depends how much chrono I have spend)
    Sending shuttles
    Gauntlet
    Arena
    ad-warps

    In the evening roughly 30-40 min
    gauntlet
    Immortalize a crew (if I can)
    Use 1 premium pull
    Babysit end voyage (max 10 min)
    ad-warps
    spend my chrono
    Shuttles
    Update my excel file & Captain Idol datacore analyse

    You can ad-warp every 20 min:
    Cadet - Mission - Scan - repeat

    Above is without the events and preparing for the events.

    This sounds like me for a long time. Until about a year ago. I just don't have crew to level, I don't care about the rewards from shuttles and in the last two weeks I have only resolved one dilemma a day on my voyages. I am lvl 98 and have lost all motivation to compete in events or do anything else.
    My earlier post was just pointing out the features that I felt need to be updated to renew interest for me.
    I know there is lots to do for lots of players, but after years and years, options become very very limited.
    I think I will be taking a break. Maybe some time away will renew interest, or catching up on missing crew will be fun.

    Yeah, that's why I prefer they update the current features. (Gauntlet and Arena)
    There is a small chance that the new objective events can renew your interest.

    Edit: I had the same feeling with the game I played before Timelines. Which I played for four years.
  • EnderWEnderW ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Is this a new feature and it wasn’t announced? Or did I miss it in an announcement from a previous update?

    For anyone whose missed it until now, it allows a x4 speed up.
    Playing Since: 2018-02-26. Level: 99
    Fleet: ÷ Battleship Yamato, Squad Leader & Fleet Officer
    11hr, 54min Voyage /wo Refuel; 20K+ Gauntlet Rounds; Highest Event Rank: 8 (God of Thunder)
  • [QH] Oxmyx[QH] Oxmyx ✭✭✭✭
    Tried to keep an open mind while reading about the changes, then the update came. Definitely not a fan. I hope there is a really good reason for many of the head scratching changes but how difficult can it be to add two or three new episodes to the galaxy map. I’m beginning to think GTA 6 will be out before that happens. Once that happens this game will get shelved for at least a year.
    Fleet= Quarks Holosuite
  • AmphistaffAmphistaff ✭✭✭✭✭
    EnderW wrote: »
    1c11r776cr03.jpeg

    Is this a new feature and it wasn’t announced? Or did I miss it in an announcement from a previous update?

    For anyone whose missed it until now, it allows a x4 speed up.

    Yes it's a new, unannounced feature. And debateably the only good one and by far the most useful one.
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