The Perfect CB?! (in Contests)

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] December 5 2010 5:53 PM EST

Been going back and forth on soo many different things and well I came up with the idea for this contest.

If you won the Lotto and Bought CB from Jon ( Let's say for the sake of argument you offered him enough that he did.)

What would be your version of the Perfect CB?

Now no need for massive Mechanics and whatnot just some Simple Bullets of what you would hire Programmers ( To Help NS ) to do to change CB into your Idea of a CB Utopia!

Winner gets 1 Mil CBD and if you match my version of a CB Utopia or change my mind to yours then you get 2 Mil.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] December 5 2010 6:11 PM EST

It would mostly be the same, except every fifth "This is how the game should be 'cause I would like it more" post would get spontaneously deleted and the poster reset.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] December 5 2010 6:17 PM EST

The same except the tutorial fixed and some more people.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 5 2010 6:21 PM EST

I would add graphics, nothing to great but I would have it so you can look at your minions equipped and there appearance would change depending on what item was equipped. Named items would allow for custom colors.

I would also add an optional but simple mini movie which would show each battle in the form of those awesome stick figure movies changing each time depending on what happens during the battle.

I would add achievements...hundreds upon hundreds of them. With small rewards and a page where you can view them.

Have new items at least 4 times a year.

Give a new look

Add a couple servers and have alternate worlds with different rules.

Demigod December 5 2010 6:21 PM EST

1. Update GUI - Something smooth and tastefully colorful
2. Streamline GUI - The land of 10,000 links would shrink
3. Add graphics - Nothing game-changing, just something players can use to visualize their teams, with an appearance that changes with gear.
4. Topless Tuesdays
5. The N*B is dead, long live the RB
6. New items created every six months
7. No more transferrable characters
8. Potions for temporary stat boosts (much like clan powers)
9. Mobile interface for smart phones
10. That damn chatmail icon that I'm dying to get ::throws heavy object at Fex::
11. New tutorial that doesn't make people hire & fire.
12. NPC targets at achievements (starts in tutorial but continues on)
13. No penalty for fighting too quickly (assuming there's no server strain)
14. Carnage Blender is now Demi Blender.

And that was just off the top of my head. Go ahead and send me the 2 mil.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 5 2010 6:59 PM EST

CB would be a permanet Tourny, with current Tourny mechanics, and every charcater created would get the existing NCB.

I would add the facility for every user to upload thier own graphics/icons to various points, not limited to Character/User Icons.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 5 2010 7:00 PM EST

That should be NUB above, not NCB...

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] December 5 2010 7:02 PM EST

NUB? there goes the CB economy... or what's left of it.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] December 5 2010 7:03 PM EST

Heavy inflation, GL.

horseguy001 December 5 2010 7:09 PM EST

I would add graphics to the forums and chat to the tune of Gaia online. People go nuts for avatars. Of course equips would show up differently depending on what is equipped, and available for purchase would be special equips and fancy armors, bows, ribbons, heels, whatever people want to pay for.

Fixing the tutorial and adding some story would be next.

Everything else is great! Doesn't need much changing IMO :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 5 2010 7:34 PM EST

i would hire jon back, with him & ns both working on the game cb would prosper!

QBOddBird December 6 2010 1:45 AM EST

I would have CB converted to include the following options:

1) A sidebar or toolbar for your browser that does not affect the main browser in any way, so you can play while you browse.

2) A more cellphone compatible GUI, and a few little interactive graphic-y things.

3) Facebook compatibility.

4) Rolling bonus in place of the New User Bonus.

5) A reset every 3-5 years. Total reset, start over. Not so often that people are unwilling to invest in the game, but often enough that we don't keep facing more and more of these "oh by the way things break as the scale tends toward the infinite" issues.

Areodjarekput December 6 2010 5:48 AM EST

1) Creation of a simple mobile app, to enter into the iPhone store and the Android Market.

2) Updated interface. Streamline, and simplify.

3) Reworking of the tutorial, to make it more informative, and more user friendly.

4) Ability to run multiple tournaments simultaneously, and the institution of six-month, or year long tournaments.

5) Institution of the new players tournament. When starting, allow players to choose tank, or mage, with a brief description of the Pros and Cons of each, along with suggested equipment, stats, spells, skills, etc. I could expand on this, but you wanted us to keep it simple.

6) Simple graphics. Each piece of equipment has an icon, and each minion has an avatar, equipment shows up on each individual avatar. Also, display a team image with all of the avatars on the character inspect page.

7) Counters for a few things that are seen as overpowered:
-Either a pair of gloves, or a helm that regenerates ST/DX every round, at the expense of HP. 5% HP loss regenerates 15% ST/DX per round, or something similar.
-A cloak, with similar upgrade curve to a CoI, which reduces and reflects a % of RoBF damage per +, when that minion is being targeted by the RoBF.
-A skill that, when trained to a certain effectiveness, based on each opposing minions HP, negates their HP regeneration. TSA, VA, and BoTH/Morg all deal damage to their users, instead of restoring HP.

8) Every four/six months, hold a community discussion for what new item should be introduced (if any). I think that we as a group can identify our biggest needs strategically, and the introduction of new items is always a good thing in a game that needs balance.

9) Disallow character transfers. IMO, people should have to work hard to have a top-tier character, not just buy one from someone else who put in all the work.

sebidach [The Forgehood] December 6 2010 6:27 AM EST

The current state of CB + simple graphics in reworked layout + achievements.

adsill December 6 2010 9:08 PM EST

1. Fireball being more effective.

2. Rewards for being well rounded. (Perhaps every hour you get into 5 fights randomly assigned from people within 1% of your score or PR. Each fight you win gives a 100% challenge bonus. Only happens if you have logged in in the last 24 hours. That way old characters don't just build up massive rewards.)

3. Favorites list opened up to all players for playability reasons.

4. More automatons for supporters. Auction watcher (input item, input bid amount, it tries to land one for you at a max of that price repeatedly until told to stop or it works.

5. Tutorial lengthened so that it attempts to give you a starting strategy (from options) and takes you through the first couple hundred fights giving suggestions (can opt out at any point).

6. The new user bonus changed to a time limit or % size of the biggest players. That way you feel less pressure as a new person about 'wasting' it and maybe it won't worry the big guys as much.

I'm new, but these are the things that jump out quickly. I know a lot of people complained about dex but I haven't used it enough to offer a suggestion :P

Lord Bob December 6 2010 9:34 PM EST

What would be your version of the Perfect CB?
1. Kill the N*B. With fire.
2. Complete economy overhaul, including equipment changes.
3. More emphasis on tournaments, and a new user tournament.
4. Update interface.
5. Update forums, and introduce more community features.
6. Kill the PG-rule and treat adults like adults.
7. Various balance fixes, notably in GA and Fireball.
8. Retool rewards system. Mainly raise challenge bonus cap.
9. Topless Tuesdays.

Demigod December 6 2010 10:19 PM EST

Adding this to mine:

15. New tourney changes including:
a. Co-op clan tourneys - Your clan is your team & competes with or against others.
b. Standard participation prizes in tourneys

These aren't big changes, but they would certainly increase my interest in tournaments.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 7 2010 10:39 AM EST

NUB? there goes the CB economy... or what's left of it. Heavy

inflation, GL.

Tourny guys.

No transfers. No inflation.

Pwned December 7 2010 11:16 AM EST

6. Kill the PG-rule and treat adults like adults.

No I kinda like this rule it keeps trolls at bay. On other forums its ridiculous, just troll flaming.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] December 7 2010 11:23 AM EST

Kill the PG rule? Isn't that just allowing adults to act like poorly-raised children?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 7 2010 11:28 AM EST

Why would it matter to you... you don't even visit anymore. *sniffle*

QBOddBird December 7 2010 11:30 AM EST

If there was no PG rule, it would be good to have available an optional filter for those who don't want to view it.

I'd be fine without one, though. It isn't necessarily allowing adults to act like poorly-raised children - that's a probably scenario, yes, but that happens here anyway - but it would certainly allow more freedom of expression.

Lord Bob December 7 2010 11:48 AM EST

No I kinda like this rule it keeps trolls at bay.
We all know that isn't true.

Right now bad behavior is rarely punished. Specific words, regardless of content or intent, are met with punishment. Seems backwards to me.

Kill the PG rule? Isn't that just allowing adults to act like poorly-raised children?
No. I've been on forums without grade school level language restrictions whose members are far more mature than we see here.

And to those who don't seem able to grasp the difference: no, adult language does not equate to trolling. Or even rudeness, for that matter.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 15 2010 12:01 PM EST

My CB would have contests that end :-P. Just kidding :-)...curious as to what happened to this one.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] December 15 2010 12:30 PM EST

Got busy RL bro will come back and finish it later this evening :-)

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] December 19 2010 2:41 PM EST

5) A reset every 3-5 years. Total reset, start over. Not so often that people are unwilling to invest in the game, but often enough that we don't keep facing more and more of these "oh by the way things break as the scale tends toward the infinite" issues.

I would change this one just abit. For the reset. I would refund 60-70% of char Items NW so it wouldn't feel like a total shafting.

Zenai (Kronic Z) QB OB (Erza Scarlet) $1000000 --Winner! 2:40 PM EST

Sorry it took so long folks RL has been uber tough for me lately.

QBOddBird December 19 2010 11:56 PM EST

Cool, thanks Zenai! :D

Also, if we ever get multiple tournaments running at once, that could be a semi-permanent tourney running simultaneously with the game - so this concept of 'Perfect CB' is extremely implementable.

moskel December 20 2010 12:36 AM EST

Don't change anything, really it isn't "that broken". The best thing that could happen to grow CB would be make iPhone and Android native mobile applications. You wouldn't have to change anything on the game. Make the apps free with ad support (allow fight lists for free) or $9.99 to get "subscriber" status. Use the in app purchase to sell CB$ for $1.99/1M CBD for additional revenue.

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