Recent posts by Maniaclemage on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Recent pricing errors and bans - official Kongregate statement

Snail,

My in-game name is Gorbo, I haven’t played this game in over a year, my account (along with the Arete account) were both hacked a number of months ago. No restitution made, not even a response to my email inquiring if it was possible, but my time has long passed. I have no interest in playing my account with you, and no bias in what I am about to say beyond a keen interest in your disaster recovery response.

I have friends who lost accounts, I have enemies who lost accounts: the fact remains that what you are doing is completely unfair.

Lets start with communication: I would hope that in the future when an issue this immense arises that a Community Liaison with 20 something posts on their own forum isn’t the representative Snail Games USA sends to deliver the news that players are losing their accounts, restitution will not be made, all while the company both loses money and respect. I mean no offense to you Tsunami, but I think you might be a messenger that was sent to be shot.

Disaster Recovery: There is absolutely no tolerable excuse that the server database cant be rolled back 48 hours, a week, or even two weeks. No need to fix the individual player profiles for every abuse, just roll the whole thing back. If you don’t have those backups, then someone’s head should roll. If this is the case then Snail has been collecting money in bad faith from players. You operate a Service/Entertainment business, and in the real world, nobody would do business with you until you have proven or made assurances of such a disaster recovery plan. Entire IT departments are cleaned out of companies for exactly this kind of mess, or even less.

My final food for thought here is that if Snail is not competent enough to ensure the operation of one of its games its come time to LICENSE this product to a company better suited for doing so. Money could be collected from the license and players could rest assured that they will receive full support when they need it. Snail’s name has been incredibly tarnished by their reaction, or failaction on this matter, point fingers at players, at kongregate, whoever you want – the fact remains that SNAIL dropped the ball here, and they are the ones losing.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Newbie Helpers on S2

Diem, here to answer any and all questions. S2 Dark. This is my Kongregate name.

Goodluck to everyone, play hard!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] How someone manage to have

I feel honored by the dedicated thread regarding my complete domination of you Greatsky.

As I can see the various attempts from your alliance and guild to muzzle you have fallen on deaf ears, and my attempts to actually help you have been met with nothing but hostility and slander, allow me to point out the following:

1. My troop value is low because since expansion I havent spent a dime on this game, this has drastically limited my ability to purchase Everlasting Life cards. At 700M AM (40 taken at caps) thats nearly 90 WM fights, at an average loss of lets say 200-400 t10s. You can do the rest of the math.

2. At the time of this post, you now have less troop value than I do. (you started at 180M, you are now at 85M)

3. 24 hours ago you called me out infront of your alliance, I gave in to every single handicap for the fight that I could including racial advantage. You refused to leave your castle to fight my hero. I probably dont need to point out the embarassment this caused you and your guild.

4. Nylon makes my legs look fat.

P.s. I still lovels you GreatSky, at least until you moved (ran away) your main right beside GalaMa. Watch out though, daddy is off his meds these days.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Game killer! Not a good move!

makuk, you do know that pvp losses are now rated at 50% perm right?

I figure a few weeks of cap fighting and the same thing will happen – except because people dont have troops left, not because they’re scared of losing them.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] The Heroes of Gaia Tournament of Champions is upon us!

The whole thing is a belly up cluster fack of insane deception and FURTHER deceit from this company.

But hey! Sales are up!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Bait and Switch

Originally posted by SnailGame:

Talked with a GM who said that they had taken care of this issue. Did it get resolved in a satisfactory way?

No, it got “resolved” in probably the most unsatisfactory way possible… Lets call it unresolved and we owe you 5 boxes.

Continued lack of communication on this issue and the ToC major issues are equally distasteful.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] GM SAY WHAT (SNAIL GAMES PLZ READ)

still nothing from Snail to add to this.. nor on the official forums. I guess if sales are up, everything is peachy.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

Did anyone win by “WINS” or “VICTORIES”?

I have a feeling Sereg and imfantab were eliminated for along the same BS.

SnailGames contacted me via PM and told me I should email the main support email address an hour before the second round started… LOL

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

Originally posted by Robalo:

Anyway, I guess I’m ok with it, because the rules did state that the person with the most result from their opponent wins, no matter how that result was gained.

Where on the official site did it say this?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

Now this is a quality stand-up player!

PrivateBigdog32843 to You: if you need tell them i did not fight and i will give up the opportunity (16:37)

Hats off to you Bigdog, that blew my mind.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

However, I lost because his battlements killed less than 10,000 result/AM and the judge/system ruled that was sufficient to base the competition on strictly the result/AM

This is the contradiction.

When the event site clearly states I need to individually or collectively aquire a total of 30,000,000 Result to have it judged by Result alone.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

Snail,

When answering the general question How do I win? These are the various answers from the official sources.

From Ingame GMs:
“[Help]gm021: in the system, you lost more troops” (the implication being its AM based instead of actual victories)

From the offical forums:
“A. The player with the highest Result against their opponent will be declared the winner and will move on to the next round.” (again this implies its AM based and leaves out anything to do with victories)

From the offical event page:
“To guarantee the fairness for the event only when both sides have reached the set Result will GM judge results base on Result. If the two players do not reach the set Result, then the player with more total wins will advance to the next round. The set values are listed below.”
(implies that AM/Result will determine the winner of the round ONLY after both players meet the set Result)

I personally opted to follow the rules on the official event page, myself and my opponent did not individually nor collectively come anywhere close to the minimum required result/AM to judge our competition by result/AM, I acquired 5 victories against him and we mutually agreed to end hostilties.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

Betel,

Thats a better setup than this!

As it stands, kong forums contradict official forums, official forums contradict event site rules, which contradict ingame GMs. And they all contradict each other. This event seems to have 3-4 sets of rules.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

At least you got to talk to a GM! ^^

I attempted to, however my request timed out after an hour waiting in a 3 player queue. This is getting ridiculous. Stop the event until this is resolved at least!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] IrishElf's Atlantis ToC predictions.

So I am obviously missing something here.

I attacked my opponent 5 times with 5 seperate heroes. Each of my attacks were against his main castle where I took single T10 losses each fight. I won each fight.

The scorecard looks like this: 5 Wins for me and 150 Scouts worth of AM vs 0 Wins for him and 5 T10 killed.

My opponent had even gone so far as to PM me congrats and his surrender.

Today I login and I have been sent a consolation prize and told I will not be advancing further in the tournament.

Where is the logic in this?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] My Discussion of 60 million troops lost by glitch

I was the guy who cleared you out Jegaggin, I watched you undefend your castle, and send your DEFENDING hero out to farm treasures. We waited until your hero did not return for more treasure, and it was still unequiped. Then I hit you.

The moral of the story is dont use a defending hero, for anything, just let him be, use one of your other 14.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] The thing is what about Honor and BRD?

We win, wipe the server, we’ll do it again in a third of the time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] The thing is what about Honor and BRD?

I totally support the notion that G3/G2 is and was anti-competitive – bullying not so much, but think of how many C2s are literally handed out to noobs everyday. I did two yesterday on global, just because I will not give them back or over to enemy guilds hardly suggests bullying.

I dont think Pan realizes that this is actually a strategy that allows G2 to remain basically uncontended – we take from the rich (other than ourselves) and give to the poor. Where YOU dont want to be is rich and not G2 (which is where 90% of these complaints are coming from)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] The thing is what about Honor and BRD?

Since when did Bao’s leadership within a guild become an issue of G3? Thats for Honor and Honor alone to decide. It sounds like Indigo has overstepped greatly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] The thing is what about Honor and BRD?

This all sounds like a lot of whining, to me it sounds like Honor and BRD schooled this server into relative submission and won an un-winnable game.

I heart G2.