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Topic: Dragons of Atlantis / Sanctuary Dragon Upgrade Error

Update: I have no idea why but the upgrade function is now working again. The only additional action I took was to clean my registry and remove all game related files forcing a total reload.

 
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Topic: Dragons of Atlantis / Sanctuary Dragon Upgrade Error

I cannot upgrade sanctuary dragons any longer. When I attempt to do so I receive a message of “The specified queue is full” but I have not other upgrades in process. I have cleared my browser and refreshed numerous times. Help please. Thanks.

I also tried to upgrade from a different computer and I still receive the same error. Thanks.

This appears to be a known bug that has not been fixed: http://community.kabam.com/forums/showthread.php?295422-Sanc-Dragon-Stuck-on-Upgrading

I’ve only been playing for a few weeks. Must be terribly frustrating for folks that have invested substantial time or money.

 
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Topic: Pirates: Tides of Fortune / Gonna ask for the last time...

Close the game down on Kong? I hope that they are prepared to make refunds. Beyond that, all I will say is that the game has serious logic issues at least for a small player base on this single server; take the market for instance, no logic to values whatsoever.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Kid Week

This is not the kind of event that brings in players or gets them to stay.

It could have been fun if we could grind for the seeds, as Q suggests, but you don’t mention it. Most of us don’t consider a chance to spend $$$ as a “real” event.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / all is going worse - leaving the game

Originally posted by callofgods:

We are sorry for your situation. Please trust us the drop is the same to each player and we didnt change ie, good items always are very hard to get. So we need try more times, you will get them finally. We hope you will get drop what you like sooner.

This is an absolute bold faced untruth. CoG has a history of introducing new weapons and other items that drop with some degree of acceptable frequency and then nerfing the drop within 24 to 36 hours afterwards. I call bullshit and I am calling CoG a liar.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Easter Egg - Hammer

Hi, why is it that every event you do, CoG, there is some comment, confusion, or question about the event. Have you ever been able to pull off a single event without causing angst, frustration, and trepidation amongst your players?

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [New Feature]Equip Enhance

It’s time for this game die…totally. And for all players to receive some pro-rata credit towards the developer’s new game. This game is flawed and certainly ill conceived. The logic is ill-computed and the systems are horribly designed. In short, the game is a genetic dwarf that cannot possibly grow to adulthood.

It’s a dead deal and anyone putting money into it is a fool.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Suggestion] Have a suggestion? This is the place.

Yada…yada…yada….Most of us agree….one year ago to most of you suggestions. Cog simply doesn’t care about player’s comments. Carry on though…you have my full support.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Easter Day

Originally posted by callofgods:
Originally posted by Freakypenguin8:

Ok, so I’m getting shards WAY more frequently than before so I retract my earlier post. I’m curious though if/what the level difference that removes shards from dropping at egg bosses…?

Usually, the higher mobs you challenge, the more likely you will gain useful items from them.

Let me translate….“Nothing of value drops…” This is classic GoG.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Suggestion] Have a suggestion? This is the place.

Originally posted by callofgods:
Originally posted by qyayqi:

suggestion :: tell us now if the sky thingie is opening in today’s maintenance.

It will be a good question if you ask it at the same time next week.

One of the many faces of CoG. This is the one that should be on stage.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Score Master

Originally posted by Snapsjot:
Originally posted by IceWeaselX:

The other problem is that some people who aren’t aware of the Score event at the reset before maintenance (since CoG never announces events before the reset) will have already used up their Purgatory Abyss runs, dungeon runs, and Bounty Quests before the event starts.

Regardless of a ranking aspect to the event, those people lose 1 day’s worth of Score. This wouldn’t be a problem if Score were a permanent feature, but it’s a limited opportunity gain.

Nobody wants to get 100 less Score just for not being in a competition.

I will quote a guy from official forums:
Don’t do your abyss, or dungeons before maint notice on thursdays.

This has been said many times. It’s a CoG pattern. You figure out why.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Fantasy Dungeon

Your “dummy” comment leads to many possible comments with respect to CoG and its management.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Fantasy Dungeon

That’s over my pay grade to try to figure that one out, Hoss.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Fantasy Dungeon

Yup, you can’t enter Fantasy Dungeons. Does that surprise anyone?

I guess they couldn’t figure out how to make the score event work for Fantasy and just bugged it.

I am being facetious….sort of.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Feature] Fantasy Dungeon

Originally posted by DaemonVower:

Like I said though, that’s been CoG’s strategy for the entire time you and I have been playing. Examples!

Imagine how deathstorm felt after spending thousands on OJ gems right before Christmas 2011.

Or the spenders who actually bought Inspiring Lights and high level Skill Books, or Sky Hammers, right before Abyss was released.

Or people who bought Mat Chest 2 praying for an OJ transmute item, only for people to start hitting Layer 4.

Or people who spent a ton competing for Gold Medals in the Olympic Games, only to have red Medals suddenly become incredibly available from almost every event and twice daily from the World Boss (I got hit by this one).

Red Gems have been slowly on this path since Abyss started dropping them, and now it has accelerated with Dungeons having them in the drop table.

The current big one is FD and RR, as you note, which some wasted butt-tons on either in Recharge events or trying to Advanced Transmute. And inevitably the next one will be for people who spent thousands to get Jesus Gear as activated ability weapons slowly become available for normal players. Hell, if the 110 red val gear wasn’t a blatant lie that would be happening now.

It’s inevitable, since CoG is forced to continually power creep to keep the free masses interested. But that means inevitably previous spender gear becomes common, which means that spender gear must power creep even more, which means spenders have to re-spend to get it. Free players are happy with the cycle, and people who are ABOUT to spend are happy with the cycle, and those are the two constituencies that matter to CoG. People who once spent a bunch but no longer are bring nothing to the table from their perspective, except to the extent that it incentivizes other people to spent to beat them or causes them to re-buy to stay afloat… which plays into the power creep treadmill perfectly. I’m sure we can both think of examples of both of those behaviors rather readily :v The circle of CoG is very effective.

Once again, DV, you have nailed the issue. Alas, I fear no one listening to you.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Experience Cards

“We wish you could enjoy yourselves in COG.”

So do we…..

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Save Psyche and win Valentine's Day gifts

Lot of questions and a lot of frustration here. Where is CoG’s response?

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Save Psyche and win Valentine's Day gifts

My first card was three green gems.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Maintenance Notice (January 24th)

Originally posted by DaemonVower:

105 maybe? I wouldn’t be surprised if they are trying to smooth the edge between the game <=100 and >100. Right now there is a huuuuge grind jump between being able to do d10 and being able to do d11, and an even more massive one between d11 and d12. What with making the new set tradable a d10.5 and d11.5 would do a hell of a lot to make it a more seamless transition. Especially if “4. The drop rate in all dungeons above level 70 has been increased.” is actually noticeable.

Hell, bring back non-advanced transmutation as a thing that matters >100 and they’d be 99% there.

Your comment regarding restoring the non-advanced transmutation is spot on. That was a key and fun part of the early game.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Rush to Rank

I’ve been informed by CoG today that it does not believe there is any confusion whatsoever with respect to its postings regarding the “Rush to Rank” event and that the reward for 5K score was clearly orange equipment.

Be advised accordingly before you put further money into this game. I stand by my earlier comment that CoG’s viability as an ongoing concern remains in question.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Title: Maintenance Notice (January 17th)

Originally posted by acoaco:

1. Transmute successfully 20 pieces of orange equipment or gem:
You will obtain Doomsday Judgment pack*1 or Doomsday Salvation pack*1.
2. Transmute successfully 5 pieces of red equipment or gem:
You will obtain M-Doomsday Judgment pack*1 or R-Doomsday Salvation pack*1.

pack=one random piece

learn to read cog’s maintenance note is important lol

Acaaco:
Is there a Chinese equiavlent of the Aesop Fable called “Killing The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs?” Maybe you can remind CoG, in Chinese, about that story.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Rush to Rank

Originally posted by ser16:

It was told that you would get Doomsday. And that’s exactly what you all got.
It is not CoG’s fault that you did not read the announcement properly.
M-Doomsday, R-Doomsday and Doomsday are 3 different equips.
It wasn’t very obvious, but still it was stated that you would not get red equips.
(You all should have read more carefully, bearing in mind the midsummer equips where the same thing happened)
So blame yourself for not reading CoG announcements properly.
Manor = RED M-Doomsday + R-Doomsday / Score Shop = OJ Doomsday
Again: if you would have read it word for word then it would have been clear and you probably would not have thrown that much money on the game.
Your decision, your reward. So calm down.

I for myself wasted 100g to upgrade a single manor plant section because I thought it would be for the whole 3×3 field but not for a single section of the field.
I didn’t read the instruction properly. My fault, my gold, my loss. It’s that simple.

How long have you had this ability?

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / CoG Engaging in "Bait and Switch" Tactics

CoG is engaging in “bait and switch” tactics now. A few of us that achieved the 5K score bonus have been trying to get the two, yes just two, red pieces we expected for achieving that bonus. Here is CoG’s latest response:

“Hi, player can see the Doomsday judgment pack and Doomsday salvation Pack in the score shop, there are orange equipments. And we understand that players hope very much that they can get red items, but I am sorry that the reward for 5000 score is not. And the name of the item which is marked in red on forum announcement, it doesn’t mean that it is red items, it is just a way of writting announcement.”

It is unbelievable that CoG is suggesting that since they put OJ pieces in the Score Shop that somehow players achiveing the 5K score level should have known, and expected, the reward to be orange. No one would have chased this score bonus if anyone even SUSPECTED that CoG was offering orange pieces. There was no mention of orange Doomsday equipment in any of CoG’s postings over the holidays; only red equipment is mentioned or suggested.

This is such a huge issue on the main CoG site that CoG is repeatedly closing all threads on the subject.

Clearly, CoG is engaging in “bait and switch” tactics and players should carefully consider further support of this game, much less, spending any further money on a game that has a future that, at best, appears uncertain.

Personally, this isn’t a money issue for me. It’s a matter of principle as CoG has pulled this on the players here way too many times now.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Rush to Rank

CoG is engaging in “bait and switch” tactics now. A few of us that achieved the 5K score bonus have been trying to get the two, yes just two, red pieces we expected for achieving that bonus. Here is CoG’s latest response:

“Hi, player can see the Doomsday judgment pack and Doomsday salvation Pack in the score shop, there are orange equipments. And we understand that players hope very much that they can get red items, but I am sorry that the reward for 5000 score is not. And the name of the item which is marked in red on forum announcement, it doesn’t mean that it is red items, it is just a way of writting announcement.”

It is unbelievable that CoG is suggesting that since they put OJ pieces in the Score Shop that somehow players achiveing the 5K score level should have known, and expected, the reward to be orange. No one would have chased this score bonus if anyone even SUSPECTED that CoG was offering orange pieces. There was no mention of orange Doomsday equipment in any of CoG’s postings over the holidays; only red equipment is mentioned or suggested.

This is such a huge issue on the main CoG site that CoG is repeatedly closing all threads on the subject.

Clearly, CoG is engaging in “bait and switch” tactics and players should carefully consider further support of this game, much less, spending any further money on a game that has a future that, at best, appears uncertain.

Personally, this isn’t a money issue for me. It’s a matter of principle as CoG has pulled this on the players here way too many times now.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Rush to Rank

You also need to replace the oj drops for the three players on server 4 that were to recieve red equipment drops.

No one worked to get to 5K score to receive oj equipment.

Thanks,
JackSheet.s4