Recent posts by Egalisator on Kongregate

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Topic: BloodRealm / Eternal lock, is this possible?

Decks like that work and are being used a lot. All other stun cards and Lady of the Mist get used in them too. Spellslinger, Plague Lord and Veil allies can be trouble of course. You really should not play 2 Banshees, as the deck will cycle often lot since matches will take a lot of turns.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Infuse/Nightmare bug? or feature?

Originally posted by BlackHat88:

easy fix lol, before doing the damage

if(power>0) { the code used to deal damage }

Lol indeed, it’s so easy to be wrong. That would leave the power below 0, so for example another Infuse would make it 0 instead of what it should be. It’s also easy to forget that if people could fix a known bug on a system with three different clients, testing guidelines etc. in 5 minutes, they actually would do it.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / New Packs are actually worse then before

You do also get 3 times as many XP and 1.5 times as many 5 star cards from the improved skull packs (3 of the six cards have a chance of being one). Though especially for new players, skulls aren’t easy to get. But with basic packs now also having the possibility of multiple 2-3 star cards for a little more XP, and the fact that the 2 star fodder from the elite pack is more than zero XP, I’d estimate it to be very close to the old values overall.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Ogmas 1st blood ability stacks...

It’s intentional and Ogma is actually not a very popular champion because, well, most champion abilities are very strong and later with fully upgraded cards, battles don’t last very many turns. In the terms of most games, Majus ability to draw two cards every turn would be “overpowered” but in this game it’s one of the less used abilities…

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / More performance through canvas link

One of the most common complaints about the game is how slow it gets after a few matches and how much memory it starts to use (memory leak).

For me personally, the game is a lot faster when I use my canvas link instead of its kongregate page (basically canvas link = the game without chat, kong banners, etc).

To get your canvas, use Firefox with the Adblock Plus ad-on (which is also good for, well, blocking ads).

On the game’s kongregate page, open Adblock’s list of blockable elements (in the Firefox extras menu). The search for, do_not_share in that list and copy the link you find. that is your canvas link, you can play the game by copying it into your address bar.

Oh and this should go without saying, but actually DO NOT SHARE your link. It will give someoene else access for your account, and that person might just sacrifice all your rare cards.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Savage Lands

http://www.bloodrealm.com/forum/showthread.php?4034-Leaving-Redpoint&p=18124&viewfull=1#post18124

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Easy way to fix matchmaking and stop scaring away most newbies

Well most of them, hehe.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Easy way to fix matchmaking and stop scaring away most newbies

Maybe the worst part is that most of the opponents with maxed out cards are not real players decks but fake ones with real-sounding first and last names. Probably added to make us believe a lot of real humans were stupid enough to spend thousands of dollars on silver to upgrade 1-star cards…
And I’m fairly certain that strategy is failing horribly. I never see anyone with a normal kongregate nickname who has maxed out 1-stars. ;)

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Best use of limited gold?

You’ll get 500 more gold when you upgrade your first card to level 60 and after a while of playing, getting a total of 100 a week from logins and tournaments is realistic. So planning ahead to get two premium champions with their guaranteed spells is the best thing to do in most cases.

I’d say read through all the champions abilities and their starter deck spells, as well as the 4* and 5* cards for the different realms in Forge/Library/All Cards, decide what deck you want to aim for and go for it. Unless you want to stick with one of the starter champions, this will mean getting one premium champion for playing and one more just for the spells a month or two later. Some are of the opinion that the free 5* ally card at immortal level is also an important criterium for which champ to pick, but you can get those out of tier ten packs eventually if you’re in this game fo the long run.

Lastly,I found these two links useful for decisionmaking:
http://bloodrealm.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Spell_Locations
http://bloodrealm.wikia.com/wiki/Overview_of_Champions

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Easy way to fix matchmaking and stop scaring away most newbies

Satyr bard has a lot of cards with the mystic skill that gives mana each turn, that probably confused matrixphijr… anyway, more on-topic posts would be appreciated.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Easy way to fix matchmaking and stop scaring away most newbies

Tl;dr version
Highly upgraded cards should be scaled down when they are in low-level champions decks, and champion level difference in arena should be limited to in that combination make it feel more fair and stop scaring away new players.

The problem
The number one thing in chats and comments is the horrible matchmaking. The games player-base is not really large, and newbies get driven away when they have to face enemies with twice as much health and/or maxed out cards repeatedly so that player-base is barely growing.

Here’s the simple fix
First of all, arena opponents should not be more than maybe two “ascension dots” above or below the player. That’s just common sense and could be added instead or in addition to the current tier system.

Next up, there’s the issue of veteran players having disproportionately upgraded cards on champions they’re just starting to level up. Just add a card level limit based on ascension dots, automatically scaling down cards above that level. The campaign enemy card levels could be used as a guideline.

For a free player on their first champion, downscaling would really not happen unless they put it all into one card which in my opinion should be discouraged anyway. The arena tier difficulty ramp would still exist and consist of enemy decks being maxed out at the limit of their tier, as well as having rarer cards and being built more skillfully. In addition to the own champion levelling up in the process of playing.

For devs: It makes sense financially
Both of these suggestions together will make arena matches more or less fair, while players will still see all the neat spells and 5* cards buyers have, and still be incentivized to buy packs and premium champs. Plus leveling up to god doesn’t take that long, and I imagine the number of people turning into super-heavy buyers and maxing out all their before reaching a high champion tier has to be very low. Even rich kids tend to play games for a while before dumping thousands of dollars into it, and the changes I propose should make it more enjoyable for those “whales” too. Oh and my average card level when hitting god was maybe 11 or 12, so obviously there’s plenty incentives to spend cash on upgrading. The card level scaling would also make leveling a new champion for veterans less of a ridiculous experience with very mismatched champion health and card attack.

As for the current arena tiers, they could still work with the additional champion level constraint, or could be replaced with tiers based on ascension level of course.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a level 17 faction aiming to provide as many tokens and reward cards as possible without demanding too much time of our members.
We are one of the oldest active factions in this game and offer a place for players who are still interested in the game but don’t want to worry about being kicked or the faction disbanding. We only require a small monthly loyalty gain and check your offense/defense statistics to make sure you are still keeping decks up to date. After all, we do want players that enjoy playing this game.
We offer freedom of pressure and many of our members have invented winning decks for every area of the game, moved on to one of the top ranking factions after finding the motivation to spend more time on Tyrant again, programmed simulators, and generally enjoyed this game.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. You should be at least level 50 with a decent card pool.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a stable and friendly level 16 faction that mostly consists of veterans who don’t care for the stress in the top factions. We need some fresh blood for the conquest reset coming up, bet you didn’t expect that.
All members are made Warmasters so you can start wars and tile invasions if you like.

We’re one of the oldest factions still active on Kongregate. The requirement is 500 loyalty points per month, so you can for example take a week off from Tyrant without any questions asked as long as you can make up for it later. With 300 Stamina per bar that’s one average login a day on surge. Easy as pie with the skip button. Surging is not mandatory by any means, and defense decks create loyalty too, so meeting the requirement is not hard at all. Plus we won’t actually kick you unless you are completely inactive, don’t respond to a warning PM, or are under the requirements for two months in a row.

You should be at least level 50 to join. You are by no means required to say anything in faction chat, but you should at least look there when unsure what to spend your stamina on.

We are not really aiming for the top ranks, but to continue to gain FP to eventually unlock rewards. We do conquest invasions as well, for additional FP and for fun.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. If you are accepted, you will be sent a link to our faction rules, please read them.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a stable and friendly level 16 faction that mostly consists of veterans who don’t care for the stress in the top factions. We need some fresh blood for the conquest reset coming up, bet you didn’t expect that.
All members are made Warmasters so you can start wars and tile invasions if you like.

We’re one of the oldest factions still active on Kongregate. The requirement is 500 loyalty points per month, so you can for example take a week off from Tyrant without any questions asked as long as you can make up for it later. With 300 Stamina per bar that’s one average login a day on surge. Easy as pie with the skip button. Surging is not mandatory by any means, and defense decks create loyalty too, so meeting the requirement is not hard at all. Plus we won’t actually kick you unless you are completely inactive, don’t respond to a warning PM, or are under the requirements for two months in a row.

You should be at least level 50 to join. You are by no means required to say anything in faction chat, but you should at least look there when unsure what to spend your stamina on.

We are not really aiming for the top ranks, but to continue to gain FP to eventually unlock rewards. We do conquest invasions as well, for additional FP and for fun.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. If you are accepted, you will be sent a link to our faction rules, please read them.

 
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Topic: Game Design / Why so many Numbers in Decriptions?

Nothing. I just feel like most people don’t actually buy games because they have over 9000 items, but because they expect the gameplay to be fun. So maybe the short descriptions should focus more on why it’s fun. But that may just be me.

 
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Topic: Game Design / Why so many Numbers in Decriptions?

Game descriptions very often tend to mostly consist of lines like…

“Pick one of X distinct character classes and cut your path through Y types of monsters with Z different weapons.”

“Build your armies from K different unit types to finish the L levels of the campaign for well over M hours of fun and infinitely more in N different multiplayer game modes.”

To me it seems to say “We admit this game has not enough differences from every other game of this genre to fill this space with text, so here we are bombarding you with impressive-sounding statistics.”
Since big companies that can actually do market research often prefer this kind of description, there are obviously reasons for it. What are they?

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a level 17 faction aiming to provide as many tokens and reward cards as possible without demanding too much time of our members.
We are one of the oldest active factions in this game and offer a place for players who are still interested in the game but don’t want to worry about being kicked or the faction disbanding. We only require a small monthly loyalty gain and check your offense/defense statistics to make sure you are still keeping decks up to date. After all, we do want players that enjoy playing this game.
We offer freedom of pressure and many of our members have invented winning decks for every area of the game, moved on to one of the top ranking factions after finding the motivation to spend more time on Tyrant again, programmed simulators, and generally enjoyed this game.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. You should be at least level 50 with a decent card pool.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a level 17 faction aiming to provide as many tokens and reward cards as possible without demanding too much time of our members.
We are one of the oldest active factions in this game and offer a place for players who are still interested in the game but don’t want to worry about being kicked or the faction disbanding. We only require a small monthly loyalty gain and check your offense/defense statistics to make sure you are still keeping decks up to date. After all, we do want players that enjoy playing this game.
We offer freedom of pressure and many of our members have invented winning decks for every area of the game, moved on to one of the top ranking factions after finding the motivation to spend more time on Tyrant again, programmed simulators, and generally enjoyed this game.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. If your level is not too low to beat high level factions defense decks, you will be sent a private message with a link to our faction rules. Read them and reply to be accepted as a Warmaster. If your level is too low, you can join us later.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Raid] ESoK HQ

I’m never using the Mammoth Tank deck again. Last time i was first for most of the raid, this time dead last with the same deck. It may have a higher ARD than the Gauntlet one but using something that auto-loses under so many different conditions is not worth it… Also if I had gotten Cannon Walls instead, I would hav edone better in standards for weeks.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / To Devs - Is there going to be a return of energy refills?

The Devs removed them for reasons, you know. Time-limited energy based events as well as raids that would fail without a refill get people to spend real money. And free players often even have an advantage from it (their raids do not fail) so this is a way to get money without making too many people quit. Even one refill a month could be saved up for those situations where it’s really needed and keep small spenders as well as first time spenders from even thinking about buying them. First time spenders that would also be tempted by the bonuses in bigger Kred/WB packs…

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [DEV] New Promos + Legendary!

What would the devs gain by admitting that they may hurry up switching out popular promos that people are likely to still buy for 25% more WB? Or admitting that the Hammerthorn thing maaay have been on purpose? Nothing good, so it’s unrealistic to expect them to. That’s like expecting politicians to say “we screwed up really badly” on public TV when just 5% of the population are seeing the particular screwup without press coverage, and those 5% are disillusioned about all the parties anyway!

Originally posted by Novellean:

no type of bettering the game(squeezing)

Arguably, what is playable but does not break the meta makes it more diverse, so as long as WB-only cards are not overpowered and don’t encourage boring spam decks, they do add something to my gaming experience. And I say that assomeone who stopped buying WB due to a broken meta a long time ago.

One last thing, I don’t get how those cards are so terrible. I see a card with potential to revive quickstrike (very decent statline, lots of enfeeble on play options nowadays, and there’s something to be said for fast phase), a summoner that has good synergy with the recent epicenter upgrade (bad survivability but righteous are a faction that can work with 9 HP, what with the Gauntlet flanking, the Meccas, etc), and… okay the legendary would mostly be for high-risk, high-reward strike all decks but we have augment cards that outperform it in that role.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [DEV] New Promos + Legendary!

They should probably just have merged FP3 and acted all innocent like “To not make the update too small we also added new promos”. Promos are often thrown onto updates, but when they come alone, meaning an update with only pay content, the community reaction tends to be negative.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a stable and friendly level 16 faction that mostly consists of veterans who don’t care for the stress in the top factions. We need some fresh blood for the conquest reset coming up, bet you didn’t expect that.
All members are made Warmasters so you can start wars and tile invasions if you like.

We’re one of the oldest factions still active on Kongregate. The requirement is 500 loyalty points per month, so you can for example take a week off from Tyrant without any questions asked as long as you can make up for it later. With 300 Stamina per bar that’s one average login a day on surge. Easy as pie with the skip button. Surging is not mandatory by any means, and defense decks create loyalty too, so meeting the requirement is not hard at all. Plus we won’t actually kick you unless you are completely inactive, don’t respond to a warning PM, or are under the requirements for two months in a row.

You should be at least level 50 to join. You are by no means required to say anything in faction chat, but you should at least look there when unsure what to spend your stamina on.

We are not really aiming for the top ranks, but to continue to gain FP to eventually unlock rewards. We do conquest invasions as well, for additional FP and for fun.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. If you are accepted, you will be sent a link to our faction rules, please read them.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Faction Recruitment Thread

Lightbringers is a stable and friendly level 16 faction that mostly consists of veterans who don’t care for the stress in the top factions. We need some fresh blood for the conquest reset coming up, bet you didn’t expect that.
All members are made Warmasters so you can start wars and tile invasions if you like.

We’re one of the oldest factions still active on Kongregate. The requirement is 500 loyalty points per month, so you can for example take a week off from Tyrant without any questions asked as long as you can make up for it later. With 300 Stamina per bar that’s one average login a day on surge. Easy as pie with the skip button. Surging is not mandatory by any means, and defense decks create loyalty too, so meeting the requirement is not hard at all. Plus we won’t actually kick you unless you are completely inactive, don’t respond to a warning PM, or are under the requirements for two months in a row.

You should be at least level 50 to join. You are by no means required to say anything in faction chat, but you should at least look there when unsure what to spend your stamina on.

We are not really aiming for the top ranks, but to continue to gain FP to eventually unlock rewards. We do conquest invasions as well, for additional FP and for fun.

Apply at http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_apply=918002 or write a PM to Egalisator. If you are accepted, you will be sent a link to our faction rules, please read them.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post Active Raid Links Here

Epic Imperial Purger #32,853
Join | Status | Suggested decks

Previously private, if some people have a bar to spend on it, it’d save refills. Still more time left than the average public purgers lifetime. ;)