Many of you might have heard BBO is being shut down sometime before the end of this year. In response, this will be my last livestream of BBO before it is permanently shut down.
Unfortunately S8 for BBO will be defunct and currently S8 for BBG is closed. Hopefully as BBG gets more updates, S8 v4 for BBG can be opened.
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I'm stealing this one from @SSP_Rism that he mentioned in the voice session with Ben Vu. In order to help out the newbies, all +1 equipment should be unlocked in order to prevent them from being extremely easy targets for those who have equipment.
I would also suggest the Jump Pro mode to be automatically unlocked for newbies as well, with the Radar Pro Mode still retaining its original price.
Have a way of watching ads for joules, in addition to the current system for gas.
As the forumers mentioned above, a clan system similar to BBO is a must.
Maybe have an in-app mail messaging system to contact a player when they are not online.
A more dynamic and rewarding calendar login bonus. This time, the player must login within a week to keep his/her progress in the calendar. This in turn creates opportunity for more rewards near the end of the monthly calendar bonus.
Having some mechanic like the taxis in the old Neo Omaha map would be something that could fit well into BBG.
Rank has lost meaning in BBG. Scale the ranks in percentiles so that only the top 25% of players can get diamond rank, etc. I would NOT add more ranks to the existing ones. I'm not sure what exactly to do with levels since they are mostly pointless in my opinion.
Edit: Please add a training/trial mode where you can test out weapons on an invincible huggable as well as edit your button configuration.
Ben and I decided to livestream a bit of BBO and BBG today. Here is a written synopsis of his commentary during the livestream.
With the BBG/R (Battle Bears Gold Revamp/Remaster)
1. Keep it as true to BBG as possible
2. Not a HUGE overhaul of everything
There is no definite date on when BBO will be winding down, but it will be at some point.
The publishing partner will deal with marketing efforts of BBG/R.
This helps the SkyVu team focus solely on generating content for the fan base.
Ben personally prefers using Kickstarter as a source of funds for Battle Bears, but it takes up a lot of time and “it’s like running a business on top of a business”.
Ben is reaching out to BBG fans for feedback for the revamp on the forums and FaceBook. He will be set up closed FaceBook group “Battle Bears Revival Group” for dedicated players to give feedback. These players will guide the direction of BBG/R.
BBG/R will have an improved backend code base. This will allow for... (Ben was interrupted before he can finish the sentence, I assume he meant it would be easier to add updates quickly.)
The Saberi class will be withdrawn from BBG/R. This is due to a rushed design and rushed implementation. There is a possibility of a return to Saberi way down the road when issues with her class have been fixed. Ben and his team tried to do to much and overreached. As a consequence, BBG crashes and is not very smooth.
The SteamYard blues map will be removed from BBG/R. The SkyVu team are at work on another game in addition to BBG/R. (Whoa!)
BBG will receive at least one minor update before Christmas to get at least a winter themed No Bear's Land map.
Ben is not sure if BBG/R will come as a big update to the current BBG app or as a separate app.
Anyone who downloaded BBR will be a part of the "beta profile".
Ben might consider adding more campaigns to the original trilogy apps (eg. BB Zero), but this is further in the future.
Thank you for communicating with us Ben. We really appreciate it. Also please don't set a hard deadline when you don't think you'll make it. You had us anticipating a response that never came during the weekend.