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Topic: Off-topic / Most Overrated Artists/Bands Today

I dont know or care enough….

Game/Movie/Show OSTS FTW.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / OT needs more mods

Originally posted by Holy2334:
Originally posted by GeorGeKiLLeRx:

No more mods on OT.
We have Bunneh and Cman sometimes.

1. Cman says he doesn’t look at OT often.
2. Bunneh is busy with stuff most of the time.

Besides OT gets very two sided with mods that’s why no one (except bunneh) actually mods there. Because 1 moment you guys be like “WE NEED MODS!” and then the moment they remove your post its “YOU’RE A SH*** MOD” I swear being a mod on OT sounds like a teacher watching a bunch of kids in detention, or a rent-a-cop. Just plain horrible.

its because we want a mod to remove spam/porn and silence spammers

every mod goes overboard with the whole “omg u brok rul 5.4.3c thats a ban!!!” bullshit

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Challenge] Pokemon Showdown!

Originally posted by abraaz:

I love the way SFJ insults Gabi even though he made a legitimate post for once.

LOL yeah me too I fucking LOVED it!

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Strategy] -- The Moles -- [Quiz 1] [Deadline: Mar 4 6PM UTC+8]

Vote: MMM on Lebossle’s suggestion.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Strategy] -- The Moles -- [Quiz 1] [Deadline: Mar 4 6PM UTC+8]

Originally posted by Lebossle:

See, you selfish bastards, everyone would survive the quiz anyway.

On that note, rim kad and cocoa, what were your clues for task 2?

I got “Layers.”

Also, may as well [Vote: Three Body Problem] coz everyone else is.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Looking for a Mod

I am sorry for the lack of response lately as the Chinese new year holiday, and our CM Mal has been MIA for a long time and i am not sure what’s going with him (hope he is fine).

Anyway in case Mal won’t turn back, i am looking for a new CM. Basically the responsibility is to be the representative of the community, listen to the community and give us feedback. Working together with us to make the game sustainable and enjoyable for the most part.

You can reply under this thread or send me a PM to apply for this position, better giving us a brief introduction of yourself (Gaming experience, mod experience etc,.)

Thank you

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / Jacobee is gone!!!

and there was much rejoicing in the SAS village! the VIP held a party for everyone! and everyone lives happily ever after!!!!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / George's 1k post celebration

Originally posted by GeorGeKiLLeRx:
Originally posted by DictatorZicit:

At this point I really think that George is an intentional troll.

If I was a troll, I was already gonna be banned.

What

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Heroes / Master Pally or Knight?

Originally posted by Finness:

U are way off. The paladin is just another healer, and just not that useful compared to the knight. He is number 2 compared to knights number 1 status. Amateurs smgdh. Ohh and for the record I do as I pls.

Just another healer? If your only use for a paly is healing, then You shouldn’t be pointing fingers at anyone any calling them the amature.
The knight and apply stats are pretty equal, movement equal. their choice of weapon, advantage paly. The Knights skill is good, as he is an attacker, but the paly comes ahead in magic resistance.
Again, the paly buff and aura improving all near by team mates gives him an advantage that the Knights attack skill cannot,come close to.
You do what you want, start with getting out of your mothers basement.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / in french class and it is boring as fuck, again

Originally posted by cokoru:
Originally posted by Bankzy:

Okay, remember you’ll eventually be out of it. Would you rather be learning about french or be placing bricks from 9 to 5 for the rest of your life with no hope? I know I wouldnt

French has nothing to do with placing bricks around…

Originally posted by Caravine:

Fucking teacher making me read the white board, all you have to do is wait for her first and copy her. Fucking fish smelling btch

Wow, she sounds like a terrible person for doing her job?

Uh, no?

That sounds like a perfectly standard teacher to me.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Hello

Originally posted by aguspal:

Well this dude is suspicios isnt he

suspicious
No, stop being so mean aguspal. You would be cool if you were nicer to people.

 
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Topic: Star Era / [Vote]which new card of Valentine’s Day do you like best

Lovely-Susa
S18 – Ellinia

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I don't feel like watching porn

Why is it disgusting? And weren’t you banned for like 6 months or something?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Story of Mechandria - (Sign up and Discussion thread)

Loving the saltiness from Gripi and Gonkey in this thread. <3

Anyway, I’ve fixed Godfrey’s mutations so he’s completely acceptable now. I propose a truce with whoever accepts my character.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Hello

Well this dude is suspicios isnt he

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I don't feel like watching porn

Originally posted by SpearDudezor:

Huh, this was revived a week ago?

Extremely fun fact: Did you know that I’m trying to simulate what I did during the summer to an extent? I normally don’t fap a lot, but yesterday I decided to fap without cumming for a fair amount of time. Then I blew my load in my sleep. I don’t know how long this practice will last but it’s pretty fun, steel aside

Originally posted by SpearDudezor:

No, I mean, I try to last without cumming for days, I’m not sure if I’d count wet dreams

That’s disgusting…why would you even do that?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / my 3530 post!!!!

Um

Thats not a cool.number thought.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / *Don't* Break the Limits

Sign. This is my second sentence. This is my third sentence. This is my fourth sentence. This is my fifth sentence.

Host: for spelling, I assume you count both British and American English as acceptable?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Theory of Dynamic Improbability

Originally posted by sabercow:

Do you think this will change how our education and social systems work?

no

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [Patch] New Event Maps for Ice Station & Meltdown! Rebindable Keys Released!

Originally posted by NKSpool:
Originally posted by WildMarauder:

Has the sound loop bug in Power Out and other maps (especially with Zombie Mech Boss) been fixed yet?

Honestly I am not sure. I’ve been told from the sound programmer that it shouldn’t be happening anymore. If its still happening I need to know about it so I can pass along the information.

Also, the Collection Statistics don’t display the Damage Number correctly, still show 999.999.999 dmg.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / United States millennials completely fail the PIACC test!!

Originally posted by cromagin2:

United States “millennials,” kids aged 16 to 34 years old completely failed at the PIACC test that was given internationally. Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies. It measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper.

Canada scored higher than the United States but not by very much. Finland and Japan took the top honors. The United States finished dead last out of all the countries in math. This is absolutely pathetic. What is causing this? Millennials are supposed to be far more tech savvy than the last generation, but the previous generations scored much, much, higher on the tests than did the young people in the United States. Is the United States giving out paper tests, and fake degrees like candy? Why is the United States such a failure in terms of education?

From the story:


“There was this test. And it was daunting. It was like the SAT or ACT — which many American millennials are no doubt familiar with, as they are on track to be the best educated generation in history — except this test was not about getting into college. This exam, given in 23 countries, assessed the thinking abilities and workplace skills of adults. It focused on literacy, math and technological problem-solving. The goal was to figure out how prepared people are to work in a complex, modern society.


And U.S. millennials performed horribly.


That might even be an understatement, given the extent of the American shortcomings. No matter how you sliced the data – by class, by race, by education – young Americans were laggards compared to their international peers. In every subject, U.S. millennials ranked at the bottom or very close to it, according to a new study by testing company ETS.


“We were taken aback,” said ETS researcher Anita Sands. “We tend to think millennials are really savvy in this area. But that’s not what we are seeing.”


The test is called the PIAAC test. It was developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, better known as the OECD. The test was meant to assess adult skill levels. It was administered worldwide to people ages 16 to 65. The results came out two years ago and barely caused a ripple. But recently ETS went back and delved into the data to look at how millennials did as a group. After all, they’re the future – and, in America, they’re poised to claim the title of largest generation from the baby boomers.


U.S. millennials, defined as people 16 to 34 years old, were supposed to be different. They’re digital natives. They get it. High achievement is part of their makeup. But the ETS study found signs of trouble, with its authors warning that the nation was at a crossroads: “We can decide to accept the current levels of mediocrity and inequality or we can decide to address the skills challenge head on.”


The challenge is that, in literacy, U.S. millennials scored higher than only three countries.


In math, Americans ranked last.


In technical problem-saving, they were second from the bottom.


“Abysmal,” noted ETS researcher Madeline Goodman. “There was just no place where we ( United States ) performed well.”


The story ( must read! You can take the tests if you want as well!)


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/02/u-s-millennials-post-abysmal-scores-in-tech-skills-test-lag-behind-foreign-peers/?hpid=z4


Detailed source of the test:


http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/surveyofadultskills.htm


More from story:


ETS researchers tried looking for signs of promise – especially in math skills, which they considered a good sign of labor market success. They singled out native-born Americans. Nope. They tried native-born Americans with at least one college graduate parent – a big group when compared to other countries. That didn’t work. They looked at race – white and Asian Americans did better, but still fell behind similar top performers in other countries and below the OECD average.


The ETS study noted that a decade ago the skill level of American adults was judged mediocre. “Now it is below even that.” So Millennials are falling even further behind.


“It doesn’t seem like it’s going to get better if we stay on the road we’re on,” Goodman said.

America is not a failure in education. The people being tested are, obviously..

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I don't feel like watching porn

No, I mean, I try to last without cumming for days, I’m not sure if I’d count wet dreams

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I don't feel like watching porn

Originally posted by SpearDudezor:

Huh, this was revived a week ago?

Extremely fun fact: Did you know that I’m trying to simulate what I did during the summer to an extent? I normally don’t fap a lot, but yesterday I decided to fap without cumming for a fair amount of time. I don’t know how long this practice will last

Yyeah, edging is very common.

 
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Topic: Rise of Champions / Join The Red Brotherhood!!!

Originally posted by EpicBeast23:

kong8037686, level 20. I quit playing a month or two back, but I’m back now, and more active than ever. Playing as close to 24/7 as I can. I love bacon, and I used to lead the Iron Regiment guild.

You keep saying this but never grow active >_>

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Brimstone Campaign Announcement

In my previous post I said this…

Originally posted by mdmagics:
But lets also do the math. assume a straight 50% win rate. (win rate ) times (# of attempts) divided by (packs per win). if # of attempts and packs per win go up together the net result is the same pack payout, but this is overly simple. More attempts == higher chance of getting lucky in draw both on your deck and enemy bad draws, so this confuddles it, but in a simple world this would work.

I decided to expand this. If we assume a 50 win rate is correct (think a machine flipping an equally weighted coin), then the more attempts the more likely the outcome will match the “true” or “real” probability. This concept eludes most people.
(side track)Las Vegas and all gambling takes advantage of this fact. They put up recent numbers at a roulette table (spinny thing with ball), but the chance of the ball landing on any given number is IDENTICAL. GUARANTEED. People dont understand this, and it is human nature that we either think “hey that number has been hit 3 times i better bet on it as it will likely land there again” or “hey that number has been hit 3 times i better NOT bet on it, no way it happens 4 times” when in REALITY it doesnt matter how many damn times that number has been hit.
enough with the side track, onwards… lets go with our coin. anyways, with 10 given attempts there is a probability (I won’t bore you but it is 1/2^10, or 1 in 1024, or 0.1%) that you will see 10 heads. but if we increase this to 15 tries, the probability of seeing 15 heads is 0.003%. Conversely stated, the chance of seeing AT LEAST ONE TAILS is 99.997% with 15 tries. what I am driving at is that with more tries, the chances of seeing a rare occurence is less, but more importantly that the chance of being on the spot with the “real” probability, or at least in the ball park, is greater.

Let us apply this to mutants. Let us say you have a 5% chance against a mutant, or 1 in 20. this means that the chance of NOT beating the mutant in 5 tries is (19/20^5 or 2476099/3200000) 77%. But lets take 20 tries. you have a (19/20^20 or 37589973457545958193355601/104857600000000000000000000) 36% chance of NOT beating the mutant. Now 50 tries is (8.66e63/1.126e65) 7.7% chance of NOT beating the mutant. What I am driving to is that with unlimited attempts, and a non-zero win chance, EVERYONE will beat something.

How this applies to campaigns is that with a finite number of tries, Devs can be assured through probability that someone with a low % chance of winning will NOT get all the rewards (except every blue moon). Everyone understands that mythic level is stupid hard, but for those with a non-zero win chance, giving more tries actually INCREASES the chance of them getting a reward. Think about it. 0 wins is 0%. But if you have a “true” probability of 1%, then the more trys the more likely you are to get at least 1 win.
This means DEVs can make the rewards better, thus giving P2W a bone and also giving that lucky-a$$-blue-mooner a great card and giving everyone else something to strive for and want to get better for. Classic carrot on stick (and thats okay, not bashing devs for carrot hanging).

TL;DR hope that helped explain (one possible) reason the DEVs don’t want to increase attempt numbers. It is so they don’t have to water down the rewards.