Recent posts by rustcrumb on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 11:59pm EST

Sorry, nothing noticable, except if all goes well the server might stop crashing every few days.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 11:59pm EST

Taking the server down tonight for some updates. Tell your friends!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Coming soon...

http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/47468.htm

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 11:59pm EST

Taking the server down in 10 hours for updates.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Rocket truck strategy

This is a weird idea, I don’t know if it would actually work, but you could try to starve your enemy for morale. If you don’t attack on your turn, you start to accumulate a morale penalty. After a few turns, you suffer -5% morale, and 5% more each turn you continue to not attack. So, once it kicks in, its -5%, -10%, then -15%… a player who does not attack will quickly run out of morale and be forced to surrender.

So, if your opponent is really determined to turtle up and not attack, you could always try to build up your own forces and gather morale in other ways (building units and collecting resources) until his morale gets really low… Then either he has to come attack or be forced to surrender. Once morale is really low, its very dangerous, since some things like losing units or letting your Warmachine take damage could drop your morale to zero.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Quitting ranked matches

steveb: we are working on some problems with reporting game results, which, when they are resolved, should make ragequitting equivalent to surrender. i.e. you will lose rank, you will have a loss counted against you, etc.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Server Downtime - 1:00am EST

That is all.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Quitting ranked matches

We are working on this problem a lot. You’re not the first person to complain about it, and we recently changed the way we handle reporting game results to make the penalty for quitting more severe, and to award wins when your opponent quits. Ranked games are designed to always report a result and update your rank no matter what happens.

Our server keeps logs of every game that is played. The best thing you can do to help us sort this out is to file a bug report with the following information:

  • The date and time of the problem game.
  • The names of all players involved.

With that information, we can find your game in our logs and try to figure out what went wrong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 9pm EST

So why are you posting in this thread?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 9pm EST

That has nothing to do with this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 9pm EST

We have noticed some issues with ranked matchmaking. We will be restarting the server in three hours, which should clear up the problem at least temporarily while we investigate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] post game item drop screen broken

Just did a hot-fix that should resolve this issue. Refresh your page to get the latest client.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] post game item drop screen broken

When does this happen exactly? Between the game and the “results” screen, or between results and item drop? Is it happening for every game, or just occasionally? Does it affect both players, or just the winner?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

I’ll take a look at this problem. In the future, it’s best to use the “Report a Bug” link under the “Game” tab in the kongregate sidebar. Include a screenshot, the names of the players involved, and the date/time of the game in question.

Thanks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] (repost) Updates - 10/9/09

Updates — 10/9/09

  • Decreased the minimum game time for item drops from 4 minutes to 3.5 minutes (you’re welcome).
  • Improved game results reporting on the server.
    • If you ragequit (close your browser, refresh the page, smash your CPU with a fire-ax, whatever), you will be given a loss. You will not get an item drop.
    • Games which are shorter than the minimum time will now report win/loss statistics. You still won’t get an item drop if your game didn’t last long enough.
  • Hopefully fixed the problem of some users being completely unable to connect to the server. If you are unable to connect and you get the “Reason [ 2 ]” message, wait 30 seconds and try again. If you still can’t connect, then we probably haven’t fixed the problem, in which case please let us know with a bug report, including the date/time when you were trying to log in.
 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

Updates — 10/9/09

  • Decreased the minimum game time for item drops from 4 minutes to 3.5 minutes (you’re welcome).
  • Improved game results reporting on the server.
    • If you ragequit (close your browser, refresh the page, smash your CPU with a fire-ax, whatever), you will be given a loss. You will not get an item drop.
    • Games which are shorter than the minimum time will now report win/loss statistics. You still won’t get an item drop if your game didn’t last long enough.
  • Hopefully fixed the problem of some users being completely unable to connect to the server. If you are unable to connect and you get the “Reason [ 2 ]” message, wait 30 seconds and try again. If you still can’t connect, then we probably haven’t fixed the problem, in which case please let us know with a bug report, including the date/time when you were trying to log in.
 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 2:30pm EST

Server will be going offline in about 30 minutes.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

Just to clear up some confusion, escaping from a ranked game is not possible. If you quit a ranked game in any way (closing browser, refreshing the page, etc.) you will be given a ranked loss and your opponent credited with a win, even if you see the “Match too short” screen.

If that’s not the case, then it’s the result of a bug. If you find that your opponent surrenders in a ranked game and you are not credited with a win, please send us a bug report including the date and time of your game and the names of all players involved. Thanks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Protocol for fighting noobs in ranked?

Just to clear up some confusion, escaping from a ranked game is not possible. If you quit immediately, you will be given a ranked loss and your opponent credited with a win, even if you see the “Match too short” screen.

If that’s not the case, then it’s the result of a bug, in which case if you notice it happening, please send us a bug report including the date and time of your game and the names of all players involved. Thanks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 3:30 EST

It’s that server-maintenance-time again!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Game Too Short

I agree that the message could be improved.

The “game too short” thing is designed to keep people from farming items from the AI. However, we are aware that the outcome of a game is often decided early in a match, so we don’t allow players to quit the game to “escape” from losing situations.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Game Too Short

Ranked game results are (supposed to be) submitted regardless of game duration. It’s possible there is some lag between when they are submitted and when you see your rating updated. It’s also possible that there is a bug somewhere in our system.

Next time your opponent bails out and you don’t get a ranked win, it would help us a lot if you can file a bug report containing the time of your game and your opponent’s name. This information lets us find the outcome of your game in our system, so we can see if it is just a delay or if there is some other problem, which will ultimately let us fix it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Update Notes 9-24-09

The AI is still dumb, but it’s dumb a heck of a lot faster now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Update Notes 9-23-09

In case you were wondering what all the recent downtime has been about…

Added some diagnostics to the microtransaction system.
(Sounds boring doesn’t it?)
Improved server stability.
(Cross your fingers!)
Added a fallback connection protocol which should help avoid some firewalls.
(Whaaa…? Aren’t there going to be any … features?)
Added URL game invitation system. Look for it in the waiting room.
(Bingo!)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME (for real!)

Yes this time I made sure that our other server was actually ready before making the announcement.