9 Weeks of Nextcolony, Game Over now.
|After 9 Weeks on my first Planet, while I was playing 2-Times a day for (5-10Min) and lately for around a few hours now and then. This is why I'm game over now.|
1 Planet only (forever)
Meta-Skill Level: lvl. 231!
Coal Mine (14) +1120.00 / Day (+46.67 / Hour)
Ore Mine (16) +640.00 / Day (+26.67 / Hour)
Copper Mine (16) +320.00 / Day (+13.33 / Hour)
Uranium Mine (16) +160.00 / Day (+6.67 / Hour)
How long till I can make ships?
Three weeks ago I thought:
I'm still around 60% done with the Corvette Tech Tree, but I still need Level20 on that to create my first Ships. My Shipyard is already on level 13, so it needs just one more Level up.
Now I know, maybe 2020. MAYBE - more like never. Even if I'd be able to build ships at the End of the year, they will get destroyed in a timeframe of 2-3 hours. So I don't think I'll ever have a fleet.
I bought 58 Ships!
Three weeks ago, I decided to buy some ships, 18 Corvettes and 40 Frigates. So I started to fly some manual attacks on main planets in my area and oh boy - that escalated quickly.
5 Days after having my first Ships, this happened:
- player called 'mancer-sm-alt' attacked me with over 200Ships
- I lost ships for ~110 Steem
- then he sieged me
- now he and his boys declared my planet as their private farmland
Finally he stationed 95 Covettes at one of his planets near me and just runs over me few times a day. These are automated attacks and he doesn't care how much he can achieve, because they really are super cheap to fly and somewhere in the close future I'll give in completely and then all my production will be his loot.
So what can I do?
Well there are things I can do:
- charge the shield every first day, activate the shield ever second day
- make upgrades on the bunker and research center
So we don't have a problem here?
The real problem is, that I don't progress anymore and I'm stuck on defending and upgrading defense buildings. Eventually, I might be able to build ships next year, also I don't see a way to start exploring and even if I did... I'd lose my explorers all the time. Even if I were able to somehow find a planet (very unlikely) they would just add my other planets to their automated attack route?! pffffff seems not worth my time... I think I'm close to gone for good and my planet may stay back as just another dead farm.
What the frick:
The attack costs are too low for a game that tolerates automated attack routes. Other Browser games solved that in different ways. NC seems to have lost control over that part of the game. I can't find a suitable way back into the game at the moment.
This Problem is quiet old and I don't belive that it will be fixed. It also feels super common for the Steem enviroment. If you check Steem Statistics from time to time, you'll notice that the biggest part of new user accounts just leave insteantly again and still the talk is only about onboaring or technical progres.
Before the Steem price doesn't hit 1Cent or below, the danger of being toxic for new / small members of the community won't be taken serious.
My Last Post on NextColony:
|15 Days Review||3-Weeks Days Review||4-Weeks Review||5-Weeks Review|
If something interesting happens, I'll update again. For the close future my Planet stays farmland:
GG and Byebye NC.
(btw. seems like NC lost around 10% of active players only this month -> https://steemweb.pl/statistics/next-colony)
Best Regards, Manni
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