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Poll: How often do you use Directives? (48 members have cast votes)

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How often do you use directives?

  1. Never (39 votes [81.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.25%

  2. Used 1 (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. Used more than 1 (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  4. Can't enough of them (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

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Wintermute_1 #1 Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

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Does anyone actually use these? Given the forum silence on the issue I assume everyone's saving bonds for equipment. Only a matter of time before they start selling them in the shop I suppose.



Homer_J #2 Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:53 PM

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I don't see any point in saving the 100 freebies I got in the vain hope that there will be a way to get enough for a whole piece of equipment without a 1000 hour grind so I've been using them to give me 6th sense while training crews.

 

If they go on sale then the difference between enough for 1 piece of equipment and enough minus 100 bonds won't be the thing stopping me buying them.


Edited by Homer_J, 21 June 2017 - 08:54 PM.


qpranger #3 Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:54 PM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 21 June 2017 - 09:47 PM, said:

... I assume everyone's saving bonds for equipment.

 

This.

qpranger #4 Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:56 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 21 June 2017 - 09:53 PM, said:

I don't see any point in saving the 100 freebies ...

 

Earn just the first chevron every week and get 100 bonds per week just for that. Sooner or later you will have enough for a piece of equipment.



Uebergewicht #5 Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:59 PM

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I tried them to see how they are, given that I have no desire to play ranked anytime soon and thus dont really need to save bonds for equipment. I found the sixth sense directive the most useful, as it allows you to get this very important perk even if your crew didnt learn it. However they are ridiculously expensive and I ran out of bonds super fast once I started spending them on directives, so don´t expect a detailed comparison.

 

I think a somewhat reasonable price would be one bond per directive, maybe two for the more powerful ones. Even that would be steep regarding what you have to do to get bonds. As it as, maybe the superunicums will use them in key battles, but probably never on a regular basis. Oh, and not to say I´m completely against the concept of directives ond improved equipment for bonds whatsoever.



Achibot #6 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 21 June 2017 - 07:56 PM, said:

Earn just the first chevron every week and get 100 bonds per week just for that. Sooner or later you will have enough for a piece of equipment.

 

Very much this. I grab Rank 2 as it's still very trivial but the principle is the same. Just grab the easy bonds, those with a low cost-earn ratio, and wait for the next idea for bonds to arrive as Ranked won't be with us for long. In my opinion.

 

That said, the only incorrect use of Bonds is to not use them at all and have no plan for using them in the future, so I don't consider Directives to be wasteful in any way. Just another case of Horses for Courses.


Edited by Achibot, 21 June 2017 - 09:07 PM.


gunslingerXXX #7 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:07 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 21 June 2017 - 08:53 PM, said:

I don't see any point in saving the 100 freebies I got in the vain hope that there will be a way to get enough for a whole piece of equipment without a 1000 hour grind so I've been using them to give me 6th sense while training crews.

 

 

This^

I plan to use them as sixth sense for my T29 revisited games, where I have to start over a new crew. First have to get equipment in discount though.

 

View Postqpranger, on 21 June 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

 

Earn just the first chevron every week and get 100 bonds per week just for that. Sooner or later you will have enough for a piece of equipment.

Later rather than sooner... at 100 bonds/wk that makes one slightly better equipment item per year.



qpranger #8 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 21 June 2017 - 10:07 PM, said:

This^

I plan to use them as sixth sense for my T29 revisited games, where I have to start over a new crew. First have to get equipment in discount though.

 

Later rather than sooner... at 100 bonds/wk that makes one slightly better equipment item per year.

 

All I want is the improved rammer for my S-51 ... maybe by Christmas ? :)

gunslingerXXX #9 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

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View PostAchibot, on 21 June 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

 

Very much this. I grab Rank 2 as it's still very trivial but the principle is the same. Just grab the easy bonds, those with a low cost-earn ratio, and wait for the next idea for bonds to arrive as Ranked won't be with us for long. In my opinion.

 

That said, the only incorrect use of Bonds is to not use them at all and have no plan for using them in the future, so I don't consider Directives to be wasteful in any way. Just another case of Horses for Courses.

And rank 2 makes 2 slightly better equipment items per year. I'm sticking to the easiest rank 1 :trollface:



Homer_J #10 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 21 June 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

 

Earn just the first chevron every week and get 100 bonds per week just for that. Sooner or later you will have enough for a piece of equipment.

 

View PostAchibot, on 21 June 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

 

Very much this. I grab Rank 2 as it's still very trivial 

 

If they want to change the ranked battles so they run from 08.00 to 12.00 UTC then that would be great.  Until then it isn't happening for me.

 

Sorry for having a life.



gunslingerXXX #11 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

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View Postqpranger, on 21 June 2017 - 09:09 PM, said:

 

All I want is the improved rammer for my S-51 ... maybe by Christmas ? :)

Christmas is a time for peace and love, not an improved S-51 :arta:;)



Jumping_Turtle #12 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:15 PM

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View PostAchibot, on 21 June 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

 

Very much this. I grab Rank 2 as it's still very trivial but the principle is the same.

 

Same here. Don't play it till Wedneday or Thursday till all the fanatic are gone to the higher ranks and than just go to rank 2 in an hour and quit for the week. Did make it to rank 3 last week but that was already too much time wasted for me. Rank 2 it is every week and thats fine.

 

No point in trying harder for me till they make rank 3 safe also and make it techtree tanks only. No point in fighting all those 907's at the higher ranks.



LaManche #13 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:16 PM

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Haven't used any, saving them for the improved equipment. 

 

This game mode is pretty unenjoyable, it brings out the worst in players. Gold spam, campers, idiots in chat swearing at everyone. I don't want to play it so I am collecting the bonds at a ridiculously slow rate. :) 



Achibot #14 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 21 June 2017 - 08:11 PM, said:

If they want to change the ranked battles so they run from 08.00 to 12.00 UTC then that would be great.  Until then it isn't happening for me.

 

Sorry for having a life.

 

Of course I don't have any details of your schedule etc but all it takes for Rank 1 is a few minutes on either Saturday or Sunday and it has yet to take me even an hour to get to Rank 2. You just have to play like the concept of teamwork is a joke you are playing on the rest of your team. It's horrible but not especially hard at all. Of course the current times do happen to be convenient for me during the week but if they weren't I would change precisely nothing to accommodate a not-fun grindmode, so what you are saying does make sense to me.



qpranger #15 Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:19 PM

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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 21 June 2017 - 10:11 PM, said:

Christmas is a time for peace and love, not an improved S-51 :arta:;)

 

S-51 is peace. 

S-51 is love.



Alabamatick #16 Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:22 PM

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What about an option for, i don't give a sh** about bonds, directives, improved equipment or ranked battles

Schepel #17 Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 21 June 2017 - 08:47 PM, said:

Does anyone actually use these? Given the forum silence on the issue I assume everyone's saving bonds for equipment. Only a matter of time before they start selling them in the shop I suppose.

 

I am definitely saving them. Not that I am going to get any, but that is my own fault: I am away from home on various historical ships for most of the time. Best job ever. Even if it pays really badly. :P

Balc0ra #18 Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:07 PM

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Only used it 2 times. As I tested it on a crew in training with no 6th sense at 100%. So I suspect that's the only thing I'll use it for now and then.

Wintermute_1 #19 Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:27 PM

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View PostSchepel, on 21 June 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

 

I am definitely saving them. Not that I am going to get any, but that is my own fault: I am away from home on various historical ships for most of the time. Best job ever. Even if it pays really badly. :P

 

Sounds cool though, enjoy. Dont do marie celeste....



Schepel #20 Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 21 June 2017 - 11:27 PM, said:

 

Sounds cool though, enjoy. Dont do marie celeste....

 

It is hard work, at one point it got me very nearly killed, but I just love it. This is the ship I have been sailing on recently: https://www.google.n...-1v-iv6_cOCKjM: My boss has seven ships like this one and I work on most of them. People charter these ships for a few days, or even a week. A captain and a mate are included. My job is to do all the expert and dangerous stuff and help the clients do the regular work, such as setting the sails, etc.

Edited by Schepel, 22 June 2017 - 09:32 AM.





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