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Topic: Spiral Knights / About Farming: an in-depth overview on moneymaking

Farming in this game is unfortunately very simple. Do the highest tier boss available. The End.

A decent RJP run takes fifteen minutes or less. I’ve timed it. Not sure about FSC, but mostly because it is freaking impossible to find a decent party. That and I’m bad at soloing Vana. But a bad FSC run takes forty-five minutes.

If you can only find shitty FSC parties like me, although it takes three times as long as RJP, you make more than three times the crowns and you spend less CE. RJP might as been a viable alternative under certain circumstances to FSC, but no longer…

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Random (all) tourney 5/22/10 (COMPLETED)

Err, I meant as far as cheating goes.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Need advice on choosing starter cards

Not sure when the new set is coming out or which they will release first, but knowing might be important; e.g. if knights is coming out month you might want to get characters with light def and hold off on getting extra starters.

Strategy aside, I suggest getting a couple cards you feel comfortable starting with. I have a decent number of cards, but am missing many of the common starters, and have found this to be somewhat frustrating when making decks.

Not too sure about ranec. Not that I think he’s bad, but isn’t it possible he will be in next week’s challenge?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Random (all) tourney 5/22/10 (COMPLETED)

Glad to hear Kongai isn’t like competitive fps’s.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Random (all) tourney 5/22/10 (COMPLETED)

Uh, we aren’t playing for anything, so I don’t know why anyone would try and cheat especially in a ‘random all’ tourney…perhaps I am being too optimistic.

Well, to suggest a procedure should this become an issue: if a game’s outcome is disputed it would be replayed until either (a) players agree on victor or (b) one player provides evidence of his/her claim. Video of a match trumps screenshots. Screenshots depicting game log trumps those without.

Sound reasonable?

I would be willing to review games, should the need arise, to take some of the burden off shadowinfinity( tourneys can be a lot more work to organize than they appear). Or not. Just offering.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] •••║NEW CARDS║•••

@TKoS: I don’t think it’s a lack of imagination, as they got pretty creative with his attacks.

@Jappert: The summoner does seem awfully frail. I can see her performing well later in the game as well as making great use of any advantage she finds, but perhaps too circumstantial to be generally useful.( I wonder how she would do against helene.)

Looking forward to these new cards. Lots of new potential starters, especially from the knights. Curie has me a little worried though. Hallu + full heal…some long games ahead.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] •••║NEW CARDS║•••

Eva is a lot weaker than Auger. No physical defense. No ‘standing down’ innate. Light defense is mostly useless against the current cards.

It does seem kind of strong though…

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Deck Builder needs an upgrade

Game balance aside, multiple instances of the same item doesn’t make much sense as these represent ancient, powerful artifacts.

Choose random. You won’t have to deal with the deck builder. =D

While I agree the current offering is somewhat disappointing, you only need to pick six cards. Additional features would be overkill, however…

I think presenting the cards as generally done in fighting games would be a reasonable change.

So character portraits arranged in a grid with those not yet acquired replaced by a question mark.

After a character has been chosen the player would be prompted for version to be used( kind of like choosing a costume or character variant), then presented with available items.

Thoughts?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Random (all) tourney 5/22/10 (COMPLETED)

Sounds like fun. I’ll play.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Most Pirates are overpowered.

How do you load a cannon more than once?

I thought Ranec was under-powered at first. Not so sure anymore. Maybe Le Chuck’s curse could use a little tweaking, but besides that…

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Worst Card in Game.

I like popo for poison. Hate playing with or against slingshot.

Rumiko was great until pirates. She does not appreciate the 5 physical def on Balt…and neither do I. Not great against Auger either.

Andromeda: true shot is disappointing and doesn’t exactly mesh with her other moves.

Darla’s innate is redundant/useless. Also a thief should have more control based attacks. Interrupts, a better stun, more inexpensive moves, debuffs…something besides steal and a weak stun.

I don’t like MLM or Ubuntu. Not the biggest fan of Cain and Zina. A few of Ashi’s moves fall flat. But my vote for worst card is darla.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [AS3] Function Pointer from Getter/Setter

Use events.

Decoupling the game engine from class instances while hoarding function pointers is like stashing candy bars under your mattress at fat camp. Who are you trying to fool?