New Fleet Battle Group Units Now Available! Limited Time Only!

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General T. Winters
19 December, 2014, 12:49 PM UTC

New Fleet Battle Group Units Now Available!
Purchase These Powerful Prototypes While You Can - Limited Time Only!

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Commanders!

STRATCOM's groundbreaking Combat AI research project has entered its next phase, and the first experimental prototypes have been produced.

Two incredible new Fleet Battle Group Units are now available to you - the "Octopus" Battle Station and the "Virus" Picket Cruiser. I would advise you to take advantage of this opportunity as soon as possible, Commanders - these units will only be available for a limited time while we carry out the performance testing.

Purchase the "Octopus" or the "Virus" from your Black Market today!

Take note of the following points regarding the new Fleet Battle Group Units:

  • Both the "Octopus" Battle Station and the "Virus" Picket Cruiser can be deployed with either Artillery or Air Units. Nevertheless, Air Units should be used to defend against these deadly machines.
  • When sending these new Units on a mission alongside regular Fleet Battle Group Units, the supporting Units will deploy with the regular Units first. Only then, once the regular Fleet Battle Group Units have full support, will units begin to be deployed with the new Limited-Edition experimental Units.
  • When these limited-edition Units are removed from the Black Market, they will not vanish from the game. You simply will no longer be able to purchase them. You will be able to revive your units at the Hospital and Infirmary, and use them as you deem fit.

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Boredguy
19 December, 2014, 3:09 PM UTC

So these are re-skinned Atreyus and Leviathan, and their only difference is that they receive their support units only after the other FBG's have full support? I'm not sure if this is a glitch or intentional, but I currently have the FBG discount generator, and these 2 are not included with the others. I was pretty excited we would be getting some new FBG's, even just for a limited time, now I am just disappointed.

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BiohazarD
Moderator
19 December, 2014, 4:00 PM UTC

*DOUBLE FACEPALM*  not good enough *cuts off my feet and uses those to facepalm also*.  This is you guys' big announcement?  new fleets that are nearly exactly the same as the old ones but with different skins and can't be bought at a discount like other fleets...

Plarium:  "They're totally different, they can also be supported by artillery units"

Yeah but they still cost the full price for the air fleets, they're just weaker if you use artillery to support them, so only noobs will do that anyways.  

Seriously, this is a giant fail even by plarium standards. 

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fakeasnever
Moderator
21 December, 2014, 12:17 AM UTC

@Boredguy (19 December, 2014, 3:09 PM UTC):

Happens to me too; I get no discount.

@BiohazarD (19 December, 2014, 4:00 PM UTC):
I agree, but I will say that they do look nice... A bit dark in the colouring in-game, bit still nice, none the less.

 

They should atleast get one for Armoured Crops. (Excuse the Crops. joke...) and Infantry... Plarium missed out on an excellent opurtinuty to get more money... Unless they're waiting for another time.

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Boredguy
21 December, 2014, 5:30 AM UTC

They are too busy patting themselves on the back on such an awesome addition to take advantage of such opportunities.

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NUT Shot
22 December, 2014, 6:54 AM UTC

If you are buying fleets, you are doing it wrong. lol. I feel bad for those of you who cant do some simple math

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fakeasnever
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22 December, 2014, 2:04 PM UTC

@NUT Shot (22 December, 2014, 6:54 AM UTC):
Oh? What do you mean? And what maths do you speak of?

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BiohazarD
Moderator
22 December, 2014, 10:46 PM UTC

buy a leviathan:  28k offense/ 2k crystals  = 14 offense points per crystal

heal a leviathan: 28k offense/ 1k crystals = 28 offense per crystal

healing bcs: 2352 offense / 85 crystals = 27.7 offense per crystal

build elite bcs: 2352 offense/ 24 crystals = 98 offense per crystal

build elite dizzys: 1260 offense / 12 crystals =  105 offense per crystal

 

---best way if you have a lot of crystals---

send excals at infest 1 at a time so you can heal 100% then win dizzys or plasmas from the infest payout, if you win anything else throw it back in, you'll get more offense power from arty than air units:  (1.75 dizzys per excal at even res exchange) 2205 offense / 55 crystals = 40 offense per crystal (as opposed to 27 for healing bcs)  You can send about 40 of these at an infest per minute, so can build pretty fast this way.  just use mass delete to get rid of the reports.  this is the most efficient way to build troop power using crystals other than elite units, and there is a limit to how fast you can build elites, whereas this you can do as much as you want.  The best time to do this is during global missions, since you also get the free dizzys/gauss guns for it. 

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fakeasnever
Moderator
23 December, 2014, 11:34 PM UTC

@BiohazarD (22 December, 2014, 10:46 PM UTC):
I see.

However, I spend literally nothing on the game, so Crystals are relatively hard to come by. I just use the regular resources to build my units, and save Crystals for FBGs and stuff like that.

I'm not even really FBGs contribute anything to Infestations. I haven't tested this or arrived on any source that supports this claim though.

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BiohazarD
Moderator
24 December, 2014, 12:51 AM UTC

fakeasnever said:

@BiohazarD (22 December, 2014, 10:46 PM UTC):
I see.

However, I spend literally nothing on the game, so Crystals are relatively hard to come by. I just use the regular resources to build my units, and save Crystals for FBGs and stuff like that.

I'm not even really FBGs contribute anything to Infestations. I haven't tested this or arrived on any source that supports this claim though.

If you only have a few crystals best thing to do is build elite units (best is bcs and dizzys).  and fbgs count very little toward infest bank. 

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jrhotboy12
26 December, 2014, 4:56 PM UTC

fakeasnever said:

@BiohazarD (22 December, 2014, 10:46 PM UTC):
I see.

However, I spend literally nothing on the game, so Crystals are relatively hard to come by. I just use the regular resources to build my units, and save Crystals for FBGs and stuff like that.

I'm not even really FBGs contribute anything to Infestations. I haven't tested this or arrived on any source that supports this claim though.

 

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jrhotboy12
26 December, 2014, 4:58 PM UTC

i agree 100 percent

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guest1
4 February, 2015, 9:51 PM UTC

general,

Please may I have one of these octopus fleet battle groups, I need this to support my once emitter taking clan and to put us back in world domination.

Over.

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guest1
4 February, 2015, 9:54 PM UTC

general,

if you accept my co-ordinates are x-695 y-1115. Thank you general.

end of transmission, over and out.

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guest1
4 February, 2015, 9:57 PM UTC

hi administror

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fakeasnever
Moderator
4 February, 2015, 10:53 PM UTC

@guest1:

The giveaway for these units were sometime like a month ago; You're a little late to the party...   lol

These practically had no difference from the air FBGs - They cost the same amount of Crystals, they support the same units (save Artillery... But why would you buy air when you're supporting artillery?), but they couldn't be discounted. Their only differences were their in-game models.

And I think 3 messages, 1 per 3 minutes is a bit excessive, when you could've used the edit button.

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