Adjust bashing rule regarding the usage of IP missiles

    • Adjust bashing rule regarding the usage of IP missiles

      A few days ago I myself was the subject of a ridiculous IP missile attack.

      In a time span of less than 5 hours I have gotten 900 combat reports stating 30 to 40 IP missiles were fired at my planet per attack.

      Now in regular universes it's considered bashing if you attack a planet more than 6 times per day.
      This guy attacked me >900 times! with IP missiles.

      I know officially IP Missiles do not count in bashing rules, but since the defender is not capable to defend against such attacks I think there should be a little change. Surely you can build AB rockets, but they are useless. Even if you have 100 AB's, if someone has enough resources, a nanite 7 or 8 and enough DM he/she can build 100 IP missiles every 10 seconds. Since there is no limit to how often these missiles can be used and the fact that the defender cannot do anything about it (unless he is coincidental online and can build AB on the fly). Since this is seldom the case, because any attacker will eventually notice the players on/of status, he can do whatever he wants.

      Because I once decided to try out to be an "uber-turtle" I find it quiet displeasing that YEARS of work can be blown away without any options for me to do anything about it. It can go so fast that even after being hit, it's already too late.
      I made a report to Malachae about this form of bashing, he said, and I quote "Yeah, someone with DM can obliterate an account quickly with IPMs. I understand it serves a purpose and leveling defense so one can safely destroy a fleet, but I can definitely see how it could be bashing. Write up a good suggestion there on what you'd like to see and see what the community has to say".

      What I have witnessed was the action of just 1 person who had a personal (but unknown) vendetta.

      Now don't get me wrong, it's not my intention to protect uber turtlers and they are hard to crack using regular fleet, although combined acs fleets can do lots of damage, so they are far from indestructible.
      But against an IP strike? You can simply nothing do about it. And the irony is, attack someone often than 6 times per day and you get banned for bashing, even with moon destruction missions, while 900 attacks with ip missiles on one world is fine. That isn't right.

      In Ogame you have a few playing styles, depending on how much time a player has, his or hers experience, and even the amount of money available counts:
      You are either:
      - A fleeter
      - A miner
      - A turtler
      - A mixer (a mixer is miner & turler together)

      If these unlimited IP missile attacks continue you chase away a lot of players playing Ogame as a turtler. Now turtlers are often ridiculed. They are 'scared', and they 'spoil the game', but the people saying this, mostly the fleeters don't understand that not everybody has the time to be a full time fleeter. You have die hard fleeters, these people are sitting more than 12 hours behind their desk doing fleetcrashes etc. No problem with that. Then you get the single person living by itself and having a job. So he has less time and decides to be a miner. And finally, there are persons who may even have lesser time (or simple not the means and the willpower to fleetsave every day), which build a safe house on 1 planet to collect the resources there to play the game, as any other player would do, but with a lot less stress and without fleetsaving. Now, why should these people be condemned? Fleeters say often very negative things about turtlers but in many cases they do trade deuterium with them. So they are not as useless as they think. Besides, respect each other. It's a thing you do in normal life as well. Whatever your friends and family are doing is their business.

      So, if I a turtler spend years and years in building his account and it can be so easily destroyed by just one person, then don't be surprised they quiet the game all together. With the current amount of players we have in all the universes I say we cannot permit that. But I don't want to take away the IP missile attack option either, but the abuse must stop.

      My idea is to put also a limit to the amount of IP missiles that one player may use on any other player each day. For example maximum 200 or 300 per day per planet. Still a lot of IP missiles which can do a lot of damage, but the defender has at least a chance to react to it, before his entire years of work is destroyed in a few hours (while he is sleeping). His damage can still be very big, but not like full scale destruction, unless the person attacking manages to call in a dozen friends and do 250 IPM attacks per day. That's reasonable and for a turtler may not be the most pleasant day but he has to admire the organization behind such an attack.

      Besides, if the bashing rules applies to regular attacks and moon destruction attacks, both which could also be devastating if there wasn't a maximum put to it, why wouldn't there be a maximum for IP missiles? If a player wants to attack a turtler he can do it the ACS style, or rather, there is no limit to how many people could assist. In 2006 they did this once on the dutch server and because of this unusual action, they even named it after me: .This is more acceptable, because it forces single persons to work together to accomplish this goal. Teamwork is required, and it also helps getting the motives of the person who wants to take the initiative. If it is just blunt bashing most people won't help, because it's considered non honorable.

      Most defenders have no more than 100AB's, simply because the costs of the rocket silo, and a few levels higher don't help that much. So my idea is : Set a maximum of 250 IP missiles per day per planet to give the defender also a chance to do something. He can hit the attacker back, he can rebuild defenses, he can rebuild AB's, he can go temporary in v-mode if nothing else works, but the main goal is achieved; he does not quit the game. He goes on, buys probably some DM to fasten some building etc.

      And doesn't that benefit us all?

      250 IP Missiles per planet per player per day - please.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Demonfreak ().

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      I don't agree that there should be a limit, since if you limit the use of interplanetary missiles and you are a rocket bunker, you could not do anything against such people; Try to petar a bunker of 5 mrd and 300 edlms without missiles, if you can ... nothing that can not be what you say, if you shoot missiles and you are on with the AB are enough, a mixed player tells you.
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      But you guys forget that if you group together with 10 or 20 players you can indeed destroy a bunker. And it's daily possible.

      I try to find a level in which for both sides there are options to do what they want to do.

      In this case, I wasn't able to defend myself. I cannot stay awake 24 hours a day and any attacker would notice very quickly when I am sleeping. And it's the devastation in combination with the use of DM (to speed up production) and the unlimited use of rockets that are so destructible for a turtler. And we are just talking about 1 person doing this. What if there are 3 persons? No big deal in a big alliance.

      There is simply no way for the turtler to defend himself in this case, and that's unacceptable. You must have some means to defend yourself properly in a game. Not with a statement that you can build AB rockets, because 100 of those are nothing compared to what some guys can fire at you in such a small amount of time.


      There is maybe another way, a new kind of reseach that allows AB rockets to be replaced automatically after been fire. I will work out the detail of this later since I don't have the time now
      (Also this has to be balanced correctly).
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      Hello! I'm Italian therefore apologize for my English, anyway I agree with you, but I got a worse attack than yours I'll explain right now. I am very passionate about the defenses I find most fascinating of the ships in my humble opinion and today I'm back to playing after a long vacation due to an attack that destroyed my ships, defenses and moon and this attack I received from a The whole alliance that has coalesced against me. I had a very strong defense so strong who joined against me and launched about 1700 missiles, even though I was awake I couldn't defend myself! It took me about a year to build that defense and I was destroyed in a few seconds without even seeing a light ship! I'm really angry and I take advantage of joining you. It is unacceptable, in this regard, I have proposed months ago, a defense that helps us to defend us from these missiles, alternatively I proposed a radical decrease in the force of these missiles, but none of the two options were made because they attacked me in the forum too ! Here game programmers should intervene and ban those defenses OR should make anti-ballistic missiles more useful,How to make them much more numerous, for example 1700! it's not right!!!!!! :cursing: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :cursing: X( X( X( X( X( X( X( X(

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      Ciao! sono italiano perciò devi scusare il mio inglese schifoso, comunque sono d'accordissimo con te ma io ho subito un'attacco ben peggiore del tuo che ora ti spiegherò. Mi piacciono moltissimo le difese, le trovo più affascinanti delle navi a mio modesto parere, e oggi sono tornato a giocare dopo una lunga vacanza per via un'attacco che mi ha distrutto navi, difese e luna, e questo attacco lo ricevuto da un'alleanza intera che si e coalizzata contro di me, avevo una difesa stupenda molto forte, così forte che appunto si sono coalizzati e mi hanno lanciato circa 1700 missili, nemmeno se ero online potevo difendermi! ci ho messo circa un'anno a costruire quella difesa ed è stata distrutta in pochi secondi senza che nemmeno vedessero un caccia leggero! sono davvero arrabbiato e ne approfitto di unirmi a te, inaccettabile, a tal proposito io avevo proposto tempo fa una difesa che ci aiutasse a difenderci da questi missili, in alternativa ho proposto un abbassamento radicale della forza di questi missili ma nessuno dei due è stato realizzato perché gli attaccanti fissati mi hanno subito assalito anche nel forum! Qui dovrebbero intervenire i programmatori del gioco e bannare quelle difese PER LO MENO DOVREBBERO rendere più utili i missili anti-balistici, farcene fare di più, molti di più! non è giusto!!!!!!

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      1,700 IPM's? You got off lightly, I got roughly 30,000. A calculation has made clear that the attacker must have used over 1.3 million DM to do this job.

      So, with this in mind I don't think Gameforge is going to do anything about this. Probably the incomes of those guys using DM the destroy bunker outweigh the incomes of the players building the bunker.
      This game has become too commercial.

      I am still thinking about a possible "Automated Anti Ballistic Replacement Technology", or AABRT for short :)
      But it have no clue where to start thinking about the costs, the research time, the amount of AB at certain levels that are automated replaced.
      This game took years for developers to think through. BALANCING is key.
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      Here's an idea: Modify the missile silo to allow allow exponential growth of the number of ABM's you are allowed to build, but linear growth of the number of ABM's that are ready to be launched against an IPM attack. Also, separate out the storage space for IBM's and IPM's.

      I propose the following. Note that IPM's scale faster than ABMs, so it does not prohibit IPM attacks.

      Missile Silo LevelABM Build LimitABM Launch LimitIPM Build Limit
      10 (lvl 2 minimum)0 (lvl 2 minimum)0 (lvl 4 minimum)
      21080 (lvl 4 minimum)
      320120 (lvl 4 minimum)

      For example, lets assume Defender has a level 5 Missile Silo, and 200 ABMs in storage. Attackers want to break through the defenses, and begin firing IPMs. For nice round numbers, lets assume the defensive structures can be destroyed by 150 IPMs.

      The attacker could build a level 4 silo nearby, and send volleys of 20 IPM's at a time. However, the Defender's silo will block the all 20 in the first 10 waves (Lvl 5 * 4 ABM's/level = 20), and the next 150 will go through, costing a total of 350 IPMs. This matches the current behavior, if the player had 200 ABMs

      Alternatively, the attacker could instead build a level 10 silo nearby, and send volleys of 50 IPM's at a time. With each hit, 30 IPMs get through (50 - 20 = 30), and it will take 5 waves of IPMs to wipe out the defense (5 waves of 50 (30 after ABM's)). This would total 250 IPMs.
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      Are you proposing that with level 10 you can storage 2560 antibalistic ? In this way ,becoming impossible to destroy a bunker.
      You have to remember that this game will continue to exist and in any universe will be activity if players will be active and move ships. Bunker and turtle is a kind of game that don't give nothing at economy of universe .......... it is more or less as play alone.

      So also if i'm contrary to the sneaky attacks, I am totally unhappy with the changes just to protect a game style that seems to me contrary to the vitality of the universe.

      I think a better solution could be to put a limit at number of IPM that could be received linked with total point of ship or military points.

      Also idea of an automatic (maybe one version free and a better version with official or DM) build of ABM could sound more interesting
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      TGWo wrote:

      Are you proposing that with level 10 you can storage 2560 antibalistic ? In this way ,becoming impossible to destroy a bunker.
      Yes, people can build more ABMs, but as an attacker you can fire a large enough volley where some are guaranteed to go through (as opposed to now, where a large number of ABMs means none go through).

      If this concept is reasonable, another tweak might be to allow ACS missile attacks. Join a missile attack, and all launch at the appropriate time to hit at the same time, bypassing the ABM launch threshold. If someone has a lvl 15 missile silo they could defend with 60 ABMs at a time, but 6 people working together could each use lvl 4 silos to guarantee 60 IPMs go through (6 * 20 - 60 = 120 - 60 = 60). If the attackers are willing to invest up to lvl 8 silos, they can guarantee 180 IPMs go through in a wave (6 * 40 - 60 = 240 - 60 = 180)

      2x was just a nice round number I picked out of thin air. If it's too high, but about 1.5x?

      Missile Silo LevelABM Build LimitABM Launch LimitIPM Build Limit
      10 (lvl 2 minimum)0 (lvl 2 minimum)0 (lvl 4 minimum)
      21080 (lvl 4 minimum)
      315120 (lvl 4 minimum)
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      @edit by TGWo : I removed quote. No need to quote a complete message if it is directly the last you are replying.

      Personally, it seems to me that the game is currently well, I have suffered the attacks of interplanetary missiles and I have had to eat them and that's it. If we do what you say to reinforce the anti-missile missiles, there is no god that tumble my moon because with that you have 100 kk of defense, dare to go without IP

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      I've read everything, I'm pretty bizzy as a proposal because I think about it well, it is point and head and I explain why: the situation now is that if you have level 10 of the missile structure, you can build 100 anti-missiles Ballistics or 50 Interplanetar missiles, what you have proposed in my mind does not change the situation, we would only increase the amount, I instead propose a different thing, NO LIMIT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MISSILE AND ANTI BALISTICISTS INTERPLANETED so we are happy both the attackers and the defenders , On a very similar game to that of Noirblack's name is exactly the same, as far as the missile structure is concerned, it will only increase the power of interplanetary missiles and the effectiveness of anti-ballistic missiles in blocking them by example:

      If I have 300 ballistic missiles with a level 10 missile structure and I'm launching 400 interplanetar missiles but those who attack have a missile structure lower than level 10, my blocking missiles can block all or almost 400 missiles even if they are Lower because I simply have a more advanced structure that makes me more effective, vaguely imagining the scene, a mysterious missile that blocks an enemy missile, exploding, involving more enemy missiles, destroying more than one or (depending on the level of the structure) a missile Anti-ballistic locks 4 interplanetar missiles but this is only true if the defender is more advanced than the enemy, but if it is the enemy to have the missile structure superior to mine, then my anti-ballistic missiles against enemy missiles might be useless by blocking only one As it is now, or in extreme cases could not even block any missile because the difference between du And structures too high, in short, I would propose not to put NO CREATION LIMIT has any of the two missiles and would change the effect of the missile structure: that each level of the missile structure increases the strength and shields of the missiles by 5%, and So the strategy will no longer be the amount of missiles but increase its effectiveness with the structure and make it unbeatable against any attacking or defending enemy! If the level of the missile structures of defenders and attackers is the same, then the strategy will no longer be in the efficiency of its missiles but in the quantity! If you do not understand I will try to explain it better!

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      ho letto tutto, sono piuttosto bizzare come proposte perchè pensandoci bene, si è punto e a capo e ti spiego il perchè: la situazione che c'è ora e che, se tu hai il livello 10 della struttura missilistica, puoi costruirti o 100 missili anti balistici o 50 missili Interplanetari, quello che tu hai proposto secondo me non cambia la situazione, aumenteremmo solo la quantità, io invece propongo una cosa diversa, NESSUN LIMITE ALLA COSTRUZIONE DI MISSILI SIA ANTI BALISTICI CHE INTERPLANETARI così facciamo contenti sia gli attaccanti che i difensori, su un gioco molto simile a questo di nome Noirblack è esattamente così mentre per quanto riguarda la struttura missilistica servirà solo ad aumentare la potenza dei missili interplanetari e l'efficenza dei missili antibalistici nel bloccarli esempio:

      Se io ho 300 missili anti balistici con un livello della struttura missilistica al 10 e mi lanciano 400 missili interplanetari ma chi attacca ha una struttura missilistica inferiore al livello 10, i miei missili che bloccano, possono bloccare tutti o quasi i 400 missili anche se sono inferiori perchè semplicemente ho una struttura più avanzata che me li rende più efficaci, immaginando vagamente la scena, un mio missile che blocca un missile nemico, esplodendo, coinvolge più missili nemici distruggendone più di uno ovvero (a seconda del livello della struttura) un missile anti balistico blocca 4 missili interplanetari però questo vale solo se il difensore è più avanzato del nemico, se invece è il nemico ad avare la struttura missilistica superiore alla mia, allora, i miei missili anti balistici contro i missili nemici potrebbero risultare inutili bloccandone solo uno come è ora, o in casi estremi potrebbero addirittura non bloccare nessun missile perché la differenza delle due strutture e troppo elevata, in sintesi, proporrei di non mettere NESSUN LIMITE DI CREAZIONE ha nessuno dei due missili e cambierei l'effetto della struttura missilistica ovvero: ogni livello della struttura missilistica aumenta del 5% la forza e gli scudi dei missili, e quindi la strategia non sarà più la quantità dei missili ma ben si aumentarne l'efficacia con la struttura e renderli imbattibili contro ogni nemico attaccante o difensore! Se invece il livello delle strutture missilistiche dei difensori e degli attaccanti sono pari allora, la strategia si trasformerà non più nell'efficienza dei propri missili ma nella quantità! se non capite cercherò di spiegarmi meglio!

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      I don't see the problem with the bashing. The problem is that here a DM player will have a huge advantage over non-DM players. Sure DM should help you grow faster and so, but it should not be the case that you can make 3.000 IPR's within a coupple of hours, that is just ridiculous. Should the player have done this without DM, then for sure it would have taken a lot longer and one would actually have a chance of defending against IPR's.