[POLL] "Board flipping" what do you think of it? (2018-09-11)

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[POLL] "Board flipping" what do you think of it? (2018-09-11)

Postby cyberbofh » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:32 pm

CMDRs,

As you know, FDEV wants to make some changes in Q4.
One of those changes is implementing a special mission server. This is a good thing, because it will improve the server infrastructure of the game..

But..

:( It also means the end of board flipping! :(

The thing is, FDEV is not fixing WHY people are board flipping!
So.. when the new missions server will be implemented, people are afraid that it will take lots and lots of time (remember the 10 min waiting time refresh cycle!) before they will be able to get any good missions..


Yamiks - the famously known well spoken streamer - has a poll about this:




More about the plans for a dedicated mission server here:
Implementation of a dedicated mission server
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Re: [POLL] "Board flipping" what do you think of it? (2018-09-11)

Postby Gorf » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:32 am

There's definitely an easier solution. If a CMDR logs in to the game, any active missions get transmitted to the mission generator and it avoids generating new ones of the same type. A bit like the mechanism for prioritising or avoiding friends or blocked players.
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Re: [POLL] "Board flipping" what do you think of it? (2018-09-11)

Postby TorTorden » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:25 pm

The entire mission system needs a complete re-imagination.

Here's what I'm thinking.
Ditch the mission board entirely.

Instead you dock. And file your own ad.
For instance I could set myself up as a bounty hunter or recovery specialist.
Then the local factions could offer the usual mix of assassin or hunting missions.

Another possibility here would be for passenger or cargo missions you could setup as.
"Hey I got x amount of cargo space, and so and so many cabins.
I'm going to Achenar. Anyone want to come with or need any cargo moved there ?"
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Re: [POLL] "Board flipping" what do you think of it? (2018-09-11)

Postby cyberbofh » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:18 pm

Fixing the missions and the economy before implementing a dedicated server would be the proper way of doing this..

The fact that FDEV is not looking at WHY players use board flipping is one that worries me most..

Maybe.. just maybe, if enough people fill in that poll, if enough people give feedback on the official forums, FDEV wakes up..
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Re: [POLL] "Board flipping" what do you think of it? (2018-09-11)

Postby cyberbofh » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:55 pm

POLL RESULTS after 2 days

After 2 days of polling and with over 3,800 votes,
53% said they used/use "board flipping" and want it to stay


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