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Keep awarding combat medals for kills in OW combat.  

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  1. 1. Admin has stated that they will be removing the award of combat medals for OW kills and only award medals for missions/orders and patrol completion. This is being done because "(e)ven one person farming can ruin the impression on the overall system, thus such loopholes must be closed." Do you agree?

    • No. Award combat medals for PVP kills, no matter how or when they are achieved.
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    • Yes. I would rather do without the award than allow low-life alt farmers to get the awards too.
      19
    • Get rid of combat medals completely, but if you keep them, then I choose #1.
      2
    • Get rid of combat medals completely, but if you keep them, then I choose #2.
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I added more choices because some seem to be taking this poll as an opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with combat medals in particular. I'm with you. I don't like combat medals. In fact, I think we have too many currencies in game. But I created the poll assuming the devs were going to keep a combat medal system.

So....

I don't like it when players farm their alts either. However, to me, those players are more or less wasting their time. I don't view them as farmers, but as targets. Go ahead, obtain ships, mods, and rank. You're still not going to be much of a challenge if you took that short cut. It's sort of the same way I view if we were allowed to bring rank across from the PVE server. Who cares? In the past there has been too much worry and restrictions placed because of what a few idiots are doing to the detriment of the rest of the population that just wants to play the game.

@admin Please reconsider:

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We tried to give this the chance once again but it seems that unique steam ID tracking in missions is the best way to close al potential loopholes. 
It is better to do it before release so we never have to come back to these issues ever again. Even one person farming can ruin the impression on the overall system, thus such loopholes must be closed. 

As a result

Combat medals will no longer be provided for OW kills. They will only be granted for missions/orders and patrols completion. As missions require to sink unique captains (and track steam ID) it is impossible or very very hard to farm combat medals on alts

Rewards for missions will be increased accordingly. 

 

Edited by Farrago
added two more choices.
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1 hour ago, Barbarosa said:

Sinking enemy ship, capturing their ship, looting their cargo should be the only economic reward you get by PvP.

All the rest should be aesthetic rewards or titles boosting your fame.

 

36 minutes ago, Socialism said:

I'd rather get rid of marks completely

yes.

combat medals, pvp marks, combat marks - whatever you call them would be better off not in this game.

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Combat metals are the only currency in the game that rewards time spent in the OW, pvping and creating content, as well as putting your own ship at risk. Doubloons/reals/labor hours all reward farming and pve and are more time based rather than skill based. It makes sense to me that combat metals should be used to buy all the best things.

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4 hours ago, Barbarosa said:

Sinking enemy ship, capturing their ship, looting their cargo should be the only economic reward you get by PvP.

All the rest should be aesthetic rewards or titles boosting your fame.

 

3 hours ago, Socialism said:

I'd rather get rid of marks completely

 

2 hours ago, Teutonic said:

 

yes.

combat medals, pvp marks, combat marks - whatever you call them would be better off not in this game.

I added two more choices to the poll. I also don't like combat medals, but the poll was originally written assuming that devs were going to keep them no matter what. Anyway, based on preliminary results, perhaps players would rather do without rewards in order to keep them out of the hands of a few exploiters.

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With the amount of trouble alt farming has caused I am a bit surprised this one is still up for debate. If it can be broken it will be broken and you can be sure as hell plenty of people will abuse a broken system. Personally I would rather pvp rewards be cosmetics like paints, flags, titles. But realistically that will only get you so far before the marks become worthless to you like the old pvp marks with players having many thousands saved up and not much to do with them (Became a E Peen measuring contest). Anyway I think the new system of them only being available in the patrol zone/Missions to be a better idea.

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I think it is good that we get rid of OW combat medals. Farming is unfair gameplay.

But i would be happy if we could do more missions. Lets say 15-20 instead of only 10. Now i constantly run out of free mission spots.

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