Recent posts by Egalisator on Kongregate

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Topic: BloodRealm / More performance through canvas link

How is offering people a method they can choose to use or not to use “bad advice”? That I personally don’t like using kong chat every 100 minutes shouldn’t really make the game worse for anyone…

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Flash sandbox violation message

It’s not a third party issue. The official flash debugging tool says Kong chat code throws errors, as in unhandled exceptions. These errors don’t seem to actually cause bad stuff, so it’s kind of a “tell your programmers to check it out or don’t, probably doesn’t matter” thing in my humble opinion. I just figured posting what I noticed is the nice thing to do in case you go for the first option.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Flash sandbox violation message

I know uninstalling the debug tool that shows an error message would fix it on my end, but you think maybe it’d be better if the error itself gets fixed?
What I have installed is the Flash Player Content Debugger which is basically a Flash Player that shows where errors happen.
http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Kellanthor, why would I possibly go through the trouble of taking www.kongregate.com off a list of websites a flash file downloaded from that very site can access? What would I stand to gain from such a hack?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Flash sandbox violation message

Ever since I installed some Flash development tools, I get this popup when loading Kongregate games some times (I’d guess about 1 in 3-4 times).
Example from loading caravaneer 2 (both game and chat work fine except for this error message).
I’m only starting to learn Flash but to me it sounds like it considers chat.kongregate.com and www.kongregate.com to be 2 different domains. The fix is probably just adding a Security.allowDomain() somewhere?

SecurityError: Error #2060: Security sandbox violation: ExternalInterface caller http://chat.kongregate.com/gamez/0022/6761/live/Caravaneer2-Kongregate.swf?kongregate_game_version=1418001242 cannot access http://www.kongregate.com/games/SugarFreeGames/caravaneer-2.
at flash.external::ExternalInterface$/_initJS()
at flash.external::ExternalInterface$/call()
at com.spikything.utils::MouseWheelTrap$/createMouseWheelTrap()
at com.spikything.utils::MouseWheelTrap$/allowBrowserScroll()
at MethodInfo-16191()

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / This game is so underrated

Well we used to get to pick map, difficulty, and use all upgrades right away. Now it’s like an hour of 3 dart shooters per map of red bloons before we even need anything else. With the slow pace of unlocking towers, for longer than many 5/5 games even take to beat, all this “adds” over previous bloon games is grinding as in doing the same boring things over and over again. Well to be fair it also adds all the lag and disconnect potential that comes with being a client-server game. A TD without having to learn using different towers on different enemies in the first HOUR isn’t really much of a TD. The perfect finish reward that would be great in any real TD is an incentive against playing harder maps than we absolutely have to.
I get that grinding is the new black because in the age of micropayment, being addicting and lasting long matters more than “fun”. I even get addicted to those kinds of games all the time myself. They just usually do not get a TOP rating which is why I usually don’t feel a need to rant like this.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / More performance through canvas link

Been getting a few reports that “it stopped working”. When it does that and cache clear+refresh or even a computer restart don’t work: Use the steps from the first post again to get you new link. As you may have noticed a lot of data that the game gets from Kongregate is in that link, so when the Kongregate API changes or BloodRealm asks it for different stuff, your link will probably stop working. You just need to get the updated version from the games normal page.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W and DemiGods of P2W recruitment

Bump.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / More performance through canvas link

It’s been brought to my attention that some people suspect foul play because I’m in the chatroom just as much as I have to. So: Bump.
Besides, recruitment spam and the same questions from new players over and over get old very fast. A lot of times BloodRealm chat is just a sexist shithole which is funny in a really sad way one or two times but also gets old really fast. :P
Thus, seriously: As much as I have to for guild matters and dev information. Hopefully the opening post helps some people in that regard, too.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

There should be a maximum number of upvotes on comments. As it is right now, once the list of 5 top comments is full it’s very unlikely to change because those comments get all the exposure. A maximum number of 50-100 and preferring newer comments when both have the same number of upvotes should be good.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W and DemiGods of P2W recruitment

People like you save me the work of building straw men.
I’m sorry glad that by spending about half an hour a week to make sure sure people who like to play the GAME and would be active anyway end up in my guild, I also cause such rage!

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] WMT Update [Tyrant ending on August 15th 2015]

I wouldn’t be too sad if not for the fact that the new generation of similar games has even more grinding, often no live PVP at all, and is generally designed for mobile gamers with ages and attention spans in the single digits.

Tyrant has somehow become the good old days compared to the the brave new world of free to play apps with web versions. Sure, we could wish back the good old days where you bought a game once and could still play it 20 years later, but it’s more realistic to think about the good old days of 300 stamina and as much arena PVP as we want. Draft tournaments without any way to pay to win, PVE difficult enough that people are using math and simulations…

Well, angels and sweetness and rest, you know the thing.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W and DemiGods of P2W recruitment

The only difference in work load between an active player and an active player in this guild is sending a short text message and changing guilds once every few weeks. Oh and reading those rules once. Big whoop.

So, the successful method we copied from other guild games is actually working (as in, the guild actually does well in the ranking). We should stop using it because, um, it’s not creative or not stylish and some people don’t like it? Something along those lines?

Well, there’s this thing called learning. It’s the reason why there are so many awful boy bands and vampire novels for example: People learn what works, and then keep doing it as long as it works. If you have a new and better guild organization method, beat us with it. I’ll gladly copy that too. And just like the copycat may earn more money because his novel is the same, just with more nudity, I may beat you with your own method because I’ll care less about style.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W and DemiGods of P2W recruitment

Added the reminder “Keep in mind that if you’ll move up to Gods, you should try to be online right after the reset or contact the leader of Gods as soon as possible. The guild glory lost from switching to Gods only on tuesday or later is not counted for this competition.”
Hopefully communication will be a bit smoother as people get used to the rotation. As for the “selling out”… I’d say being part of an the organized team of 40 is a much better reason to be proud than being in some average ranking guild where the top performers tend to get dragged down by the rest.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W and DemiGods of P2W recruitment

You do have a point, winning is of course what really matters to the guilds founders. But since guilds are simply ranked by the sum of their members activity for now, the top guild basically is 200 free gold a week for players who would be active anyway. After all, you need to play twice as much to earn glory for yourself and your guild, it’s just the same glory.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W and DemiGods of P2W recruitment

Summary
Gods of P2W won the weekly tournament for the first three months of the guild system existing and is still getting top 5 rewards and aiming for the top again. DemiGods is usually in the top 10, now aiming for the top 5. DemiGods members all have the fair chance to replace a Gods member if they score higher.
Join the fight against superior numbers of an alliance only formed to stop us. I speak from experience when I say being on the side of the evile empire is always more badass in MMOs!
Send a private message to one of the guild leaders (links below) to apply and respond to Kongregate messages after joining. The weekly minimum for DemiGods is 5,000 glory. Gods members with less than 12,000 glory at the end of the week can be replaced by someone who scored 2,000 higher or any DemiGods member who scored higher.

Links
Message to the leader of Gods:
http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/egalisator/private_messages?focus=true
Message to the leader of DemiGods:
http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Lilolo/private_messages?focus=true

Guild Philosophy
We are hard but fair: Any highly active BloodRealm player can get into our reserve guild, DemiGods of P2W and earn his or her spot in the by being more active than one of its members. The members of Gods of P2W have to compete with the best members of the reserve to keep earning their 200 gold.
We are also fair about weeks where our members can’t play much. Instead of being permanently kicked, you get moved to that reserve and can earn back your spot.
As for competition with other guilds, the members are of course encouraged but never required to use potions for the sake of the group. You won’t need to waste more than is necessary to reach the reward tier (top 25, top 5, first) you’re aiming for and helping the guild is rewarded by advancing in our hierarchy.

Applying to DemiGods
Send a screenshot to show your arena placement and/or your best deck to the Leader.
If the guild is currently full, contact Lilolo again after a while to know if there is a free spot.

Competition between Gods And DemiGods
If a member of Gods took an announced break for a week, he or she automatically replaces the lowest ranking member on the Monday after. The number of automatic replacements is updated at the very end of this post each week.
Everyone from Gods of P2W who earns less than 12,000 glory in a week may be replaced by a member of DemiGods who earned more than glory that week. The Gods member with the lowest glory can be replaced that way even if it is over 12,000.
The comparisons happen on Sunday sometime before the guild reset when both guild leaders are online.
Using Energy Potions to earn or defend your spot in the Gods is completely fine and helps the guild scores. Keep in mind that if you’ll move up to Gods, you should try to be online right after the reset or contact the leader of Gods as soon as possible. The guild glory lost from switching to Gods late is not counted for this competition.

Applying to Gods
If you send a link to a screenshot of having more than 14,000 glory to the leader of Gods, you can apply directly before the arena reset. You’ll join the competition like a member of DemiGods with 2,000 glory less than you have. Mentioning your guild name in the application message is best so we can take a look at your guilds member list to see that the screenshot actually was from that week.

Emergency Recruitment
If the guild badly needs more glory and a promising recruit is available, the leader of Gods may kick players with less than 1,000 glory per day so far. The person kicked that way can join DemiGods as soon as they have an open spot. The replacement member will be treated as having 1,500 glory per day s/he missed.

Kicking from DemiGods of P2W
If you earn less than 5,000 arena glory and don’t at least explain why you’re busy by the end of the week, you’ll be kicked. If you do explain yourself but score low 2 weeks in a row, it’s up to the leader. You can re-apply to DemiGods when it has open spots, but it’s entirely the leaders choice if you’ll be accepted again.

Announced Inactivity: Gods of P2W
If you know you won’t be able to play much for the next week, please message the leader.
You should leave and apply to DemiGods on Monday of your “inactive” week (guaranteed to be accepted). You will be guaranteed to get back into Gods immediately on the Monday after you “inactive time” instead of following the normal rules. That way, there is no gold income disadvantage for announcing your inactive weeks in advance.

Announced Inactivity: DemiGods of P2W
If you announce a period of inactivity before it starts, you won’t be kicked for up to 4 weeks of less than 7,000 glory in a row, instead of the usual two.
If you respond to the warning you get after an un-announced week of low glory stating that you’ll be busy with real life for a while, you’re allowed two more weeks of low glory instead of the usual one.
So announcing your inactivity before it starts is really the best thing you can do. Contact the leader to do so.

Hierarchy
We won’t use in-game ranks for security reasons (catfacing). All members of both guilds can make suggestions to the leaders at any time, speak up against rules they don’t like and so on. If you prove your commitment by scoring 28,000 glory or more in a week where Gods needs it (intense competition), we’ll trust you when after a week that would normally get you moved to DemiGods you say you’ll be highly active next week. Members who have proven themselves that way and are online at the time will also be asked if they agree with guild leader decisions.
If you get 28,000 glory while in DemiGods or get 23,000 and volunteer to stay there a week longer, you get the same benefits as they need help to finally become a top guild in their own right.

IRC
There is a guild chat channel for those plans that require a group conversation. PM me if you want the login details for it. Try not to hand it to outsiders or annoying security measures will have to be added.

Special cases for next Monday
Read private messages.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W recruitment thread

The goal of a game is usually to win. Anyway, we are full. We may make a sister guild in the near future to swap out members when someone is busy in a given week. Anyone interested in joining that can apply the way described in the opening post, too.

 
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Topic: BloodRealm / Gods of P2W recruitment thread

Our goal is to win every single week. You have to be willing and able to do what it takes to win. So you have to have played farm realm for a long time, own good cards, pots or gold, and be evil.

A screen shot showing your in game name, a good deck, and a lot of gold should be enough to convince me.
Currently being in the top 25 is fine too.

You can send the screenshot link to my Kongregate inbox:

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/egalisator/private_messages?focus=true

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Kong presentation that explains dev absence

Other should be the sum of the 100+ countries that aren’t listed, so for a free app available worldwide throught the android/iOS stores it doesn’t seem weird to me. English classes are mandatory in a lot of “other” countries too.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Kong presentation that explains dev absence

Let me clarify, I did not mean “explains” as in “excuses”. I don’t really have an opinion on this myself aside from “oh look,I found a sauce”.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Kong presentation that explains dev absence

With the risk of this already being posted in this subforum…

http://developers.kongregate.com/blog/gdc-core-games-real-numbers-going-cross-platform

Pages 9, and 37-39 are the most relevant ones to Tyrant. They explain very well why the 8 people working at Synapse Games have been very busy with Tyrant Unleashed. To not miss a promotion deadline, they had to release it less finished than planned and had to add a lot of features ASAP after that to capitalize on that promotion.

 
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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.