i've made tons of profit from upgraded programs, lets looked at yesterday, some where in the neighbor hood of b-coins 120k it's not so much the system needs a tweak, It's the players have to play smarter. I have yet to regret any of my upgrades. Actually not true, I wish I would of upgraded my evolver yesterday, I will be doing that today though. Why because when I upgrade it normally cost less over all to use them in the long run. my ice wall is level 5 I find I use on average 3-4 when I attack someone I use to have to use way more some where between 8-10 and I never have to pull out a protector which both at this point cost the same amount. I use ice shields because they go up faster. Only only time I use the protector is on choke points and it that is only if they use a scanner.macoman1 wrote:This, so much this! The system comes across as this.Echo1Echo2 wrote:If you do make it, you might make a profit of around 500-1000 b-coins (unless you find one that is 2000+ and don't need to use all your programs), but if you don't win then you've lost 600 b-coins on top of whatever other program you've used. It's stupid. They either need to give the option to go back down a level or lower the price.
player: I saved up and can upgrade now, yeah!
player: oh no, my upgrade was actually a bad thing (?!?!)
game:sucks to be you
player: I hate to do it but I have to go back down a level...game, how do I do that?
game: hang on, I think I have the worlds smallest violin around here somewhere.
Needless to say this comes across as rather user hostile I personally have made a bunch of profit by only ever using level 1 programs because of cost efficiency. The upgrades do so little, and cost so much, you may as well forget the upgrade system exists at all. I know the devs are really busy but this system needs tweaked.
Now when I first started upgrading I struggled at first, but as higher levels became available, and higher targets came along I found it easier to make profit and keep upgrading my soft ware.