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  • BabaOriley
    started a topic Suggestions

    Suggestions

    Hi everyone,
    Been playing pocket tanks on and off for a couple years, and quite a bit in the last few months.

    I feel I should preface my suggestions with a little about my playing style, and strategy.
    First, I am one who usually, if possible, will move to the edge of the map.* This does a few things for me.* It makes it more important that my opponent doesn't overshoot me, or they won't get any benefit from that near miss.* Being close to the edge of the playing field also gives me a more reliable reference point to estimate my shot settings.* Lastly, if someone buries me, I can shoot weapons off the map without causing myself damage.* Some think this is not fair, yet it's a strategy available to anyone.* If you don't like it, you may want to start using some weapons that can position your opponent where you want them. Weapons like pop rocket, cannon ball, sniper rifle, power washer, missile turret, and others.

    I love the funnel, and the huge points I can rack up with it in combination with weapons such as fission bomb, dazzler, napalm, and others.* Some forfeit when I use the funnel.* Others know to carry weapons to defend against it.* If not to get themselves out of it, they should be able to at least minimize the damage it exposes them to.*It's there. You can use it too, and it can be countered with many weapons typically used to get yourself unburied, or to move yourself.* If someone puts me in a funnel, my first response may be to bury them, myself, or jump out of it.

    I only have 30 weapons selected.* If I had to have 50 or 75 selected I'd only select the minimum.* This is the only logical thing to do if you want the best chance of having your best weapons for select from.* If everyone had to live with whatever random selection the computer gave you, I'd live with that too.* As it is today, I only have to have 30 selected, so why would I not take advantage of that?* Choose your active weapons carefully!

    I've started to forfeit immediately if someone's first shot is to bury me.* Yes, I could adapt, and figure something out to counter, but it's just such a boring strategy, and taking advantage of having the first move, that I just don't want to deal with it.* It's not fun.* I have a few times after a match where all someone wants to do is bury me, come back with all dirt and underground weapons and give them a taste of their own medecine, but it's just not fun.

    Pocket tanks is my favorite game on Android.* While I love the game, and will continue to play, I have a couple ideas I felt were worthy of posting here.

    1.* A toggle in settings for "Even Weapons". This would make it so in a match with a randomly selected opponent, the computer would draw weapons randomly for each player, from only those packs BOTH players have, and only weapons both players had selected.* If a rematch is requested (not random), all weapons a player has activated would be available, but only from packs both players have available.* This would typically not amount to 20 weapons that were mutually activated, so the computer could add weapons at random from all packs both players have installed to reach 20 weapons available to choose from.* If a player does not check the "Even Weapons" box, they would only be entered in random matches with others who did not select it.

    My reasoning for this suggestion stems from the fact that I've begun forfeiting a match as soon as I see my opponent use weapons from packs I haven't purchased.* I should point out that the reason I don't purchase all those packs is not because I can't afford another $12.* If my suggestion above was implemented, I would purchase all the packs.* The reason I stick to the Deluxe pack only, is because it seems as if most players have only purchased the Deluxe pack.* First, it would be no fun for me to have vastly superior weapons than my opponent. Where's the challenge in that? Also, I wouldn't want to have the majority of my opponents just forfeit, wasting my time, like I so often do when someone has weapons so much better than mine.* Some would say I should stick it out in an unfair match, real war/life isn't fair, or something like that,* but...* This is supposed to be fun.* Evenly matched weapons would make it much more so.* If it was made a choice in settings, those who enjoy being the dominator, and those who don't mind being totally dominated could do so to their heart's content if they want.* Nothing would change for them.* The rest of us could have a more even playing field, and I think Blitwise would sell more weapons packs.* I WOULD BUY ALL THE WEAPONS PACK IF I COULD CHOOSE TO ONLY DRAW RANDOM MATCHES WITH PLAYERS HAVING THE SAME PA KS I DO.* "EVEN WEAPONS'.

    2.* There's no excuse for not having online stats and leader boards in 2016.* Again, something that would drive competition and sell more weapons packs.

    3.* Could Blitwise administrative staff please do some patrolling of profane or racist user names?* Kids play here.


    I'm sure I'll continue playing without these suggestions being implemented. It's still more fun than frustration, but leveling the playing field would make it more fun.* Thank you Blitwise for creating such a great game!

    -BabaOriley
    Last edited by BabaOriley; 04-01-2016, 12:11 AM. Reason: Fixed some autocorrect typos. That was alot to type on my phone!

  • JMaldaner
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    Originally posted by BabaOriley View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Been playing pocket tanks on and off for a couple years, and quite a bit in the last few months.

    I feel I should preface my suggestions with a little about my playing style, and strategy.
    First, I am one who usually, if possible, will move to the edge of the map.* This does a few things for me.* It makes it more important that my opponent doesn't overshoot me, or they won't get any benefit from that near miss.* Being close to the edge of the playing field also gives me a more reliable reference point to estimate my shot settings.* Lastly, if someone buries me, I can shoot weapons off the map without causing myself damage.* Some think this is not fair, yet it's a strategy available to anyone.* If you don't like it, you may want to start using some weapons that can position your opponent where you want them. Weapons like pop rocket, cannon ball, sniper rifle, power washer, missile turret, and others.

    I love the funnel, and the huge points I can rack up with it in combination with weapons such as fission bomb, dazzler, napalm, and others.* Some forfeit when I use the funnel.* Others know to carry weapons to defend against it.* If not to get themselves out of it, they should be able to at least minimize the damage it exposes them to.*It's there. You can use it too, and it can be countered with many weapons typically used to get yourself unburied, or to move yourself.* If someone puts me in a funnel, my first response may be to bury them, myself, or jump out of it.

    I only have 30 weapons selected.* If I had to have 50 or 75 selected I'd only select the minimum.* This is the only logical thing to do if you want the best chance of having your best weapons for select from.* If everyone had to live with whatever random selection the computer gave you, I'd live with that too.* As it is today, I only have to have 30 selected, so why would I not take advantage of that?* Choose your active weapons carefully!

    I've started to forfeit immediately if someone's first shot is to bury me.* Yes, I could adapt, and figure something out to counter, but it's just such a boring strategy, and taking advantage of having the first move, that I just don't want to deal with it.* It's not fun.* I have a few times after a match where all someone wants to do is bury me, come back with all dirt and underground weapons and give them a taste of their own medecine, but it's just not fun.

    -BabaOriley
    I really enjoyed your discussion of strategy! THANK YOU. I see a lot of this in some of my opponents. Now I can start to develop a counter strategy!

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  • MrAlvin
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    While Re-reading this Awful Suggestion for Leaderboards it became clear in an Instant that our fellow player, Ms. Baba is Simply Naive and not an aggressive Troll or Rude individual.
    Simply put, it's Evident she has Not been playing or Engaging in the forums for much time. Trolls and Rude people do Exist here and throughout the internet and as We here All know and Have experienced, they Delight in Defaming and Belittling Others. Adding a Fertile Breading Ground for such activity would be an open invitation for More!
    To do so would be as blind as creating a Chat Pack, just as the developers have kindly explained would be a disaster!

    Hope that helps all concerned with this thread's wrongful but innocent intention and in clearing up her name and reputation.

    Thx! ✌

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  • Juventus
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    Originally posted by shawnmz View Post
    I personally really do not like the idea of ranks and leaderboards.
    It would change the family friendly platform this game is made on. This is not baloons lol
    I do believe eliminating the abusive language is an excellent idea though.
    No offence BabaOriley, but I think you should buy the weapon packs for the reasons discussed.
    If PT wants to drive sales then I think there are an abundance of ways to do that.
    Fortunately, Blitwise is not all about chasing the money as they have shown many times.
    Ditto! lol

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  • MrAlvin
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    Tisk tisk tisk WannabeAdmin,
    Scategorization.

    Let's All be Respectful of John's hard work and post in the appropriate locations.

    Thank you.

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  • Metallian
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    Baba, you've got to come to the dark side: buy all the weapon packs. And for the love of all that is holy, stop using Ground Hogs.

    John, for my title I'd like Blitmaster General.

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  • MrAlvin
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    Let's move on. No need to fight/agrue on this family friendly platform.

    shawndia post more of your GREAT mafia jokes!

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  • MrAlvin
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    O Brother! Losing and complaining. Never a good mix. Leaves a bitter taste! Spit spit yuck yuck.
    Lol

    If you don't want to play against better players with better weapons who Don't Miss, as you demonstrated, then why invite me. I know, It's evident, you Just Want to Complain.

    WannabeAdmin and shawndia are Right!
    Get the weapons Mid-Way Fan.
    Take the advice, get new friends.
    What your pushing is a fundamentalist change to the game.

    No no please, Let's keep Pocket Tanks away from abusive growth like you recommend.

    NB
    Good Job everyone peacefully combating ideas that divide us!

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  • BabaOriley
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    shawnmz,
    If I bought all the weapons packs I couldn't use them. Half my opponents forfeit already. It would be boring winning by 500 every game.

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  • BabaOriley
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    I rest my case.
    Alvin 896 / Me 334
    Pipeline 181 / Groundhog 23
    Flower Power 118 / Torpedo 0 (miss)
    Firehose 75 / Torpedo 108
    Fire In The Hole 56 / Dirt Mover 0
    Tarball 30 / Ion Cannon - 5
    Lava 253 / Power Washer 49
    Gamma Blaster 65 / Superstar 109
    Elevator 0 / Pop Rocket 50
    Superstar 28 / Groundhog 0 (miss)
    X-Ray Cannon 80 / Dirtball 0

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  • shawnmz
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    I personally really do not like the idea of ranks and leaderboards.
    It would change the family friendly platform this game is made on. This is not bloons lol
    I do believe eliminating the abusive language is an excellent idea though.
    No offence BabaOriley, but I think you should buy the weapon packs for the reasons discussed.
    If PT wants to drive sales then I think there are an abundance of ways to do that.
    Fortunately, Blitwise is not all about chasing the money as they have shown many times.
    Last edited by shawnmz; 04-02-2016, 04:06 PM.

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  • BabaOriley
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    Metallian you're right, anyone not having the best weapon packs will most likely not make the top rankings, and stats wouldn't reflect game variations, but... It would drive sales of weapons packs for those who think they could be ranked high.

    I used to play spades in Yahoo. (wow! starting about 20 years ago!) I joined a "ladder" at igl.net (Case's Ladder). I'd bet they would create a free ladder for Pocket Tanks. If I remember correctly, way it works is by sending a challenge to who you want to play and they have a given period to invite you to play. Ladder name must match player name. There's rules about top 10 players playing xhallenge matches in the correct order according to rank etc... Loser reports the match outcome to the ladder. It did need moderators, but I was surprised hiw well it worked until the day Yahoo decided they would shut diwn all their game servers.

    Playing Alvin right now. Surprise, he lead with the water faucet for 190 points putting me in a hole so deep I dont have a shot. LOL

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  • Brian
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    John axed all my ancient PT weapon based titles, filling the void with inferior knockoffs.

    I extended the timeout significantly from 15 minutes to 20. If you run up against it still, consider it the forum's way of encouraging you to be more concise, or to stop posting while at work.

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  • John
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    Hey Metallian,

    I was actually going to look into extending the time-out, as I get annoyed by it as well quite often. Also, if you are seriously offended by the titles, and have something better in mind, other than wannabe king, then feel free to tell us.

    John

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  • Metallian
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    And I take offense to the title Amateur Blitter. I thought I was Wannabe King, lol.

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