New Feature: Crystal and Resource Tapsites!

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General T. Winters
Administrator
19 November, 2015, 12:09 PM UTC

New Feature: Crystal and Resource Tapsites!
Seize Control of Tapsites to get Free Crystals and Resources!

Commander!

New advancements in satellite detection technology have led to the discovery of new Resource harvesting locations known as Tapsites!

Tapsites are new places on the Map which may contain Uranium, Titanium, Credits, Crystals, or Bioplasma. Unlike Deposits, the number of Resources you may gather from a Tapsite depends on the overall carrying capacity of the Defensive Troops you have stationed there.

You will need BOTH Offensive and Defensive Troops to Capture a Tapsite, but Defensive Troops will NOT engage in the battle. All surviving Offensive Troops will be automatically returned to your Bunker. If you successfully Capture the Tapsite, Defensive Troops will start gathering Resources there. The number of Resources that they can gather depends on their carrying capacity. The more Defensive Troops you send, and the bigger their carrying capacity, the more Resources you can collect!

If your Troops are defeated, and an enemy takes control of the Tapsite, all surviving Troops will return to your Sector with all the Resources they were able to collect.

You will be able to view your captured Tapsite’s information under the “Tapsites” tab at the Command Center.

By Attacking or Capturing these Tapsites, you can get free Resources, Crystals, Experience Points, Tournament Points, and/or Points for the Rankings!

Be advised:

  • You must build the Radar in your Sector in order to detect Tapsites. 
  • You must build the Air Field in your Sector in order to Recon Tapsites. 
  • You may only send Reinforcements to your own captured Tapsites. 
  • You may NOT send Joint Attacks to Capture or Attack a Tapsite. 
  • If you send Offensive and Defensive forces to Attack (not Capture) a Tapsite, all Troops will participate in the attack. It is therefore not recommended to send Defensive Forces on Attack missions. 
  • Initially, you may capture a maximum of 3 Tapsites, indicated by the number of "Harvesters" you possess. To Increase the number of Tapsites you may capture, visit the Tech Nexus and upgrade "Maximum Deposits and Tapsites" to Level 30. 

Good luck, Commander!


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Cipherel
19 November, 2015, 1:33 PM UTC

On the upside, strictly attacking tapsites that other people are in control of allow your units to hit and run. No pulling out of the site required. And there are quite a lot of them, my radar is currently reading 97 tapsites compared to 37 deposits, and I see you've already updated the quests from collecting from a deposit to collecting from a tapsite.

Downside one could argue is the auto-collect and that you no longer need to be online to routinely get your resources out for fear of waste. It'll let the defensive giants sit on depots all week, or until they run out, though really the same was true for depots. Forbidding joint attacks means some of the lower level players are going to be screwed out of any chance at taking tapsites though. Not to mention some of the bigger players enjoyed stocking depots for pvp. Making it only 1v1 sounds like it'll kill the fun before too long.

General T. Winters said:

New battle sites – Tapsites – will replace the Resource Deposits in the Wasteland indefinitely.
This really sounds like a mistake, so I'd suggest either keeping deposits and lowering the amount of tapsites to make it more along the lines of 50-50, or allow joint hits to be conducted on tapsites.

That aside, the update seems well thought out and implemented. Chalk one up for Plarium this time around. 

I'll leave complaining about the lag to Nuthouse and PShot. I know how much it means to them.

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yamoto
19 November, 2015, 3:39 PM UTC
Cool
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BiohazarD
Moderator
19 November, 2015, 6:16 PM UTC
yeah it would be nice if we could joint attack tapsites.  Of course to make it fair we would also have to let more than one person send defense to the site (like deposits they wouldn't get resources, but would help defend it)
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fakeasnever
Moderator
19 November, 2015, 9:50 PM UTC

@BiohazarD (19 November, 2015, 6:16 PM UTC):
I may be missing the point here, but if you were able to reinforce other TapSites... What's the point of them? They'd be exactly like Deposits.

I like the way they are now; Deposits for (possible) team-play, TapSites for pure solo play.

If Internet Explorer still asks to be your default browser, then you can do anything :D
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skylark
20 November, 2015, 3:07 AM UTC

the  two of  three   functions  are :-

attack  and   capture  tapsites  ,

how  an  attack  can  get  you  resources  ?

Warrior Elite
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BiohazarD
Moderator
20 November, 2015, 4:57 AM UTC
skylark said:

the  two of  three   functions  are :-

attack  and   capture  tapsites  ,

how  an  attack  can  get  you  resources  ?

Attack just clears the other person off the site, you have to capture to get resources.
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Cipherel
20 November, 2015, 12:24 PM UTC

Something else that some people might not have noticed; there's a new technology available for upgrade that increases the speed of harvest from tapsites, though it doesn't give us a % per upgrade. Takes both resources and protocrystals to upgrade.


It started at level 15 for some reason.
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BiohazarD
Moderator
20 November, 2015, 4:04 PM UTC
Cipherel said:

Something else that some people might not have noticed; there's a new technology available for upgrade that increases the speed of harvest from tapsites, though it doesn't give us a % per upgrade. Takes both resources and protocrystals to upgrade.


It started at level 15 for some reason.
I suspect that that's a glitch, it was probably meant to start at level 1.  But either way it doesn't matter, people are still going to lose more in troops on the sites than they gain. 
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General T. Winters
Administrator
20 November, 2015, 4:25 PM UTC
Commanders, we've decided to give some levels of this Technology researched for old players depending on their level. New players will get the Technology of level 1. 
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skylark
20 November, 2015, 5:01 PM UTC
then  tapsites  will  be  heaven  for  pvp  players
Warrior Elite
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Tobor
21 November, 2015, 12:00 AM UTC

There's a glitch. When you control more than one tap, Recall shows the same one (the last on captured) for all of them.

This makes managing them very difficult, as you are unable to see how much has been collected, time remaining or capacity for the other one(s).


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Stanley Bourdon
21 November, 2015, 2:28 AM UTC

will the tapsites be included in clan chalanges? 

there are no deposits to gather from for clan chalanges.


thank you


Sb
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Pirates
21 November, 2015, 4:27 AM UTC

Not only is there a glitch in the Recall, there is an even worse one. If you get bounced out by an attack, you get NOTHING. 

Had over 1k crystals mined. Held off three attacks, but fourth one got through. Nada. That was a total waste of 500k of def units.

Bogus dudes. Rolling out untested beta. Amateur hour fail.

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HOUSE OF PAIN
21 November, 2015, 2:26 PM UTC
And if you feel generous enough to just provide your address, It would be appreciated :)
House,
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Maniakaal
22 November, 2015, 2:52 PM UTC

House has a cool off period (ban) for 48 hours. Maybe he get's some common sense in that time.


His post are just moved so you can't see them, but we can.



Mania DCL R3volution, founder Dutch Elite Force, ex-moderator TD-forum
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CHEZ
22 November, 2015, 11:31 PM UTC

Maniakaal said:


House has a cool off period (ban) for 48 hours. Maybe he get's some common sense in that time.


His post are just moved so you can't see them, but we can


Your a complete -----. the guy spends a lot on here and looses 50 million in an infest. maniakall you seem to play low, i think you need to give up your status of moderator if all your content with is upsetting players who spend money in the game to loose money fore the site your moderating. using your status to go against us in a war is pretty low. give up moderating and take up something easy like window licking. 


Edited by fakeasnever.

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CHEZ
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fakeasnever
Moderator
22 November, 2015, 11:59 PM UTC

@Stanley Bourdon (21 November, 2015, 2:28 AM UTC):
I believe they will, though I will ask our General to be certain.


@Pirates (21 November, 2015, 4:27 AM UTC):
I believe that's intended, and is not a glitch.

If Internet Explorer still asks to be your default browser, then you can do anything :D
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Pirates
23 November, 2015, 2:21 AM UTC

I quote from the News Tapsite announcement:


"If your troops are defeated, and an enemy takes control of the tap site, all surviving troops will return to your sector with all the resources they were able to collect."

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Stanley Bourdon
23 November, 2015, 7:18 AM UTC
so far collections at tapsites have not been counted 
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