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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Update Bump. Added to the FAQs, modified hyperlinks to open new windows, included the building costs link, fixed minor grammatical errors.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Building Cost/Repair/Sell Values

Was bored and thought I might create this for those who theorycraft base layouts. It has information on the upgrade cost, total cost, repair cost, and the sell value of every single building in WotW.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16nnFwZ1sKZO6qP7J7U23oWfVOJlpM4notTBzvy2Uc_Y/pubhtml

 
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Topic: War of the Web / War of the Web KonGuide

Originally posted by CinematicView:
Originally posted by MotherShip300:

Jiggmin should remove the “attack only” opition from the soldiers… This will solve that dingus problem

Creator of “the Dingus” strategy reporting in.

The thing is, you obviously have no idea how the strategy even works. Removing the “Attack only” button would not only make the game worse, it also wouldn’t prevent people from using the strategy. The thing about the dingus (or as it was originally called, the immortal strategy) is that it makes your spot extremely cheap to repair. You can repair your entire set of buildings over 20 times before you need to re-stock on money. Removing “attack only” would make the game worse for everyone and the immortal strategy would still be possible, just slightly less effective.

There are a few things you could do to try and stop it from working. The only problem is, the game itself is flawed. It’s a shame, but it’s true. It started off as a valid strategy when I first started experimenting with the game mechanics and created it. The problem with the “Dingus” (or as it was originally called, the “immortal strategy”), is once Dingus caught on to it when I destroyed his power city, it started getting a lot of publicity, and everybody started playing copy cat. If you want to make a completely over-powered strategy impossible, you have to make the game differently. The game itself is brilliant, and subtracting from it to make the strategy impossible would ruin the game. Instead of taking things away from the game and limiting it, I suggest you render the Immortal strategy obsolete by adding to the game; not subtracting.

That’s what I suggest. Add to the game. Make new strategies possible without removing any vital parts of the game. You don’t make the Immortal strategy impossible to do, you just add new aspects to the game so that people can beat it.

Doing anything else would ruin the game for everyone.

Welcome back and thanks for the history lesson. It just annoys me to see your vanity that “dingus” is still the metagame and WotW never progressed after that.

Despite that you’re the creator, I disagree and I’ll like to say that you don’t know the core strategy and knowledge of the “dingus/immortal strategy” in the current metagame of WotW. The strategy revolves around…

  1. Low Repair Costs
  2. Money Leech
  3. Farm Alts (Optional)
  4. Unhurt from attacks because of cost efficiency
  5. Hard to camp

A dingus base is not overpowered, it just that there are only just so little strategies to counter it such as a barracks layout which not everyone has. Even then, a barracks base needs to have a farm to cover repair costs. Most of these aspects of a “dingus” success around one idea, the “attack only” option, and it can be shutdown with its removal. What made it so successful is its ability to stock up soldiers invulnerable to attack along with a vulnerable coin farm to cover the costs of your base. Now, lets say the “attack only” option is removed. Troops can now be targeted even if the base is destroyed, thus a destroyed base will have 0 troops. In this situation, what can a dingus/immortal base even do with these added weaknesses? Rebuilding troops cost turns and turns invested in preparing troops leaves you vulnerable to attack during this stage.

You stated that Jiggmin should add to the game instead of removing parts of the game. The removal of the “attack only” will theoretically add more to the game mechanics rather than remove it. After the mass use of the “attack only” option, strongholds all together became obsolete in those type of bases. With its removal, the elements of base’s design of protection vs power will return, and it will also rebalance the game in favor to new players who don’t use the “attack only” strategy. I don’t see how this would ruin the game for everyone.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Playing "Mastermind"

The first thing that popped in my head when I read the title.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / War of the Web KonGuide

Originally posted by nerrad9:
Originally posted by deathkknight:
Originally posted by yelichman:

i was wondering if you can make a reset buttion because i kinda screwed myself over on the first couple of turns :\

if you can, thanks a lot! otherwise i cant play the game. looks like a good game though.

There is no reset button, but Jiggmin made this game in a way that you can’t really screw yourself over. The first city is your base is always free so a player cannot reach total bankruptcy.

but what if you sell your first city?

You’ll sell it for 0 coins unless you upgraded it. By first city, it means the first city in any base regardless of whether you first started or if you sold all your cities.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / Arena Reward Structure Suggestion

Originally posted by ksigkid22:

There is no real competition for the top rewards. The top 3 will continue to be the same people over and over who have the coins to pay for the escalating arena cost. The only real competition is for the back end of the top 50 and potentially the #10 spot.

It’s a bad system for bringing in (and not frustrating) new players. sylsylde makes a pretty nice idea that I would happily grind to do.

+1

 
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Topic: War of the Web / War of the Web KonGuide

Originally posted by yelichman:

i was wondering if you can make a reset buttion because i kinda screwed myself over on the first couple of turns :\

if you can, thanks a lot! otherwise i cant play the game. looks like a good game though.

There is no reset button, but Jiggmin made this game in a way that you can’t really screw yourself over. The first city is your base is always free so a player cannot reach total bankruptcy.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / I'm back!

Originally posted by demdisco:

Yes.

I don’t even think that much people will care since you’ll just quit again.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / I'm back!

Originally posted by demdisco:

Once again, I am back to help kongregate win, you can thank Jas691 for bringing me back, although he’s not that active as I thought.

Do you really need to make a thread every time you come back…?

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Updated the FAQ and added the Initial Starting Base Layout section

 
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Topic: War of the Web / THE HISTORY OF WOTW

Originally posted by Mister_Love:

I thought this was gonna be a lot more informative, would be really good if someone made a history of this game and it’s gradual evolution.

Same, I thought this was going to be a history thread of all the main events that happened in WotW dating from the start

 
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Topic: War of the Web / WotW 1 Year Anniversary

Today marks the day that War of the Web was finally uploaded onto all of the website!

Causing blackout rage quits since 2012.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Kong Assault Team (KATe)

Originally posted by whoopdedo:
Originally posted by DindoS:

ps: yes, i am rather proud that i was able to come up with something that has a pronounceable acronym

confirmed members (so far):
dashingpipe901
defcon (not his actual name. its an alias)
zeblackcat
popo0321
whoopdedo

Whoop has infiltrated this team! Your team shall fall to its doom!

No soap, radio!

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Kong Assault Team (KATe)

Originally posted by DindoS:
Originally posted by deathkknight:
Originally posted by DindoS:

alright so it’s been roughly a year since i last played and im rather disappointed that the kong swarming tactic has been forgotten. sure our numbers have gone waaay down from before but still, it was ridiculously efficient largely due to impressive coordination. so, i suggest we go and get organized again and kick ass so much that they will have to nerf our attack bonus again.

Just something I want to point out. Yes, the Kong swarming tactic died out because of a low player population, but it also died out because individualized attacking was more efficient than group attacking. Response times for sabotages can take like 10 seconds and then 1 attack will take another 5 seconds. This is largely inefficient because it gives the enemy time to counter-attack. Compared to an individualized player they can take down an entire player in a shorter period of time.

i suppose so, but it makes counter attacks difficult as well, since you have multiple people to take revenge on. anyway, my point is that we gotta try to organize, even if we’re gonna go on individual attacks

That’s fine. It’s going to be a bit hard managing a group like this though, since I haven’t seen one that survived yet.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Kong Assault Team (KATe)

Originally posted by DindoS:

alright so it’s been roughly a year since i last played and im rather disappointed that the kong swarming tactic has been forgotten. sure our numbers have gone waaay down from before but still, it was ridiculously efficient largely due to impressive coordination. so, i suggest we go and get organized again and kick ass so much that they will have to nerf our attack bonus again.

Just something I want to point out. Yes, the Kong swarming tactic died out because of a low player population, but it also died out because individualized attacking was more efficient than group attacking. Response times for sabotages can take like 10 seconds and then 1 attack will take another 5 seconds. This is largely inefficient because it gives the enemy time to counter-attack. Compared to an individualized player they can take down an entire player in a shorter period of time.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Originally posted by varnine:

Your empire happiness lowering and raising rate is based on your population.
EXAMPLE:

  • Pop 2000 + Tax rate 0% + 300 Turns = Happiness raised by 10%
  • Pop 8000 + Tax rate 0% + 300 Turns = Happiness raised by 30%

I’ll test it later to see if that’s accurate or not.

EDIT: Upon further testing, the changes in your base’s happiness is not based on population. I’ll tried raising the happiness with a lower population base and I got results different from what you received.
The base below started with 50% happiness.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Team Jiggs asked for a Peace Treaty.

Originally posted by varnine:

+100

You hear that?
We’ll never peace treaty with you.

We should stop talking about this.
What if there wasn’t an invitation and we think there is?
That Jiggs spy is maybe sitting and laughing at us now.

You should take a look of the dates before replying.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / A peace with New geo

Necroed, look at the dates.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / War of the Web KonGuide

Originally posted by SuneK1:

What about this Moon hat in Platform Racing 2? If it is this game, how to use it?

You’re in the wrong game. The Moon Hat will be used in Luna, which is still in development by Jiggmin.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Secret Assembly

Originally posted by Jas691:

We will not acceidentally let spys in because all player inside the Secret Assembly are tested and ppl wich want to get in anonym can simply PM demdisco or me.And NO here are no spys because we clearly watch out that evrey person wich will in is a kong player.

Tested? I doubt that it’ll be hard to pass that test.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Originally posted by sheerdoom:

A very, very nice guide Deathkknight. Well done. I like how you put the AG link up there. Though I have one addition. I think that common WotW terminology may be helpful to new players. Perhaps it might give them bad ideas instead, you decide.

That’s would be a nice addition to the guide, since often times, people don’t understand some WotW acronyms/terms. I’ll start working on it when I have time.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Originally posted by VforVendetta:

I inspired a new guide, even with the same “won the internets” image. I’m flattered. :‘)
Thank you for making this, death! I haven’t been keeping up with the game, and this is perfect for players who are new to the game.

I hope it’s still going strong in-game. Keep fighting!

Thank you VforVendetta. I do feel a bit guilty though when writing it since I should have PMed you beforehand. :/

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Originally posted by Jas691:

FOR ALL NEWCOMERS OF KONG!If tere are question here is a really master who know much of this game http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/demdisco Pricat or shout him he played WoTW earlyer and is a pro he is perfect for any questions BUT he dont play anymore.Howerer Good Luck Solders!

Guys, can you don’t advertise on this forum thread? If someone actually needs help, they can find help from any active players currently in the chat room or ask questions in this forum thread (anyone can answer those questions)

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

Spikes! – Weapon ; Power:3 Price:225

Sun Death Ray – Weapon ; Power:4 Price:340

Terraforming – The eighth researching stage.

Uber Fuel – The sixth researching stage.

Watering Can – FACE’s strongest weapon. Power:9 Value:2500

WotW – The acronym for War of the Web.


If you have any questions, comments, criticisms, or anything that you want to add in this guide, please post it below in the comments.

 
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Topic: War of the Web / Updated War of the Web Kong Guide + FAQ

WotW Acronyms and Terminology (Work in Progress)

Alternate Account (Alt) – Alts may be on any site, or multiple on each. Alts generally are frowned upon as a way to gain an unfair advantage in the game and might possibly be a violation of of a website’s ToS for having more than one account on each site.

Armory – A building used to buy weapons.

Artificial Gravity – The fouth researching stage.

Awesome Cannon – Weapon ; Power:5 Price:500

Black/Blacked/Blacked out – A term used to describe a base or another player’s base for being entirely destroyed.

Black Hole Mini – Weapon ; Power:8 Price:1700

Bubble Gun – Jigg’s strongest weapon. Power:9 Price:2500

Camping – The act of repetitively blacking out another player’s base. Camping is a tactic that is now less used and frowned upon by some, however, it was a common tactic used when the game was launched.

Dingus – A reference to an base layout created by the NG player blackendsky and used frequently by his alt dingus321.

Excalibur – Armora’s strongest weapon. Power:9 Price:2500

Fairy Slingshot – Weapon ; Power:2 Value:125

Farm – An alternative account used for the purpose of harvesting coins from cities or turns from HQs.

Happiness – A combat modifier that can increase or decrease your troop’s power in battle. Happiness ranges from -50% to +50%. Can be adjusted by changing the tax rate.

HQ – A building used to search up and/or attack another player.

Ion Drive – The second researching stage.

KIA – Killed In Action

Launch Preparations – The ninth and last researching stage.

Launch Site (LS/LP) – This is a building used to help contribute to a site’s researching progress.

Layout – The set up or configuration of a players empire.

Low Gravity Sports – The seventh researching stage.

Luck – A random modifier in battle that ranges from 1-9

Magic Foot – Weapon ; Power:6 Price:760

Meteor Magnet – Weapon ; Power: 7 Price:1140

Mutant Fruits – The first researching stage.

National Revenge (NR) – A section in the HQ that show the names of players who recently attacked players in Kongregate (or the site you’re playing for). There will be a 1.25x damage multiplier when you attack them.

Personal Revenge (PR) – A section in the HQ that show the names of players who recently attacked you. There will be a 1.50x damage multiplier when you attack them.

Portable Tank (PT) – New Geo’s strongest weapon. Power:9 Price:2500

Potato Gun – Weapon ; Power:1.5 Price:50

Queen’s Call (QC) – Kong’s strongest weapon. Power:9 Price:2500

Radiation Shielding – The fifth researching stage.

Recently Active (RA) – A section in the HQ that show the names of players who recently researched or attacked anyone.

Recent Targets (RT) – A section in the HQ that show the names of players who you recently attacked.

Sab Alt – An alternate account dedicated to sabotaging. Often seen with large amounst of spy hubs.

Sabotage (Sab) – Sabotage is the act of negating the effects of strongholds for one attack. This can be achieved by spying on another player’s base.

Space Babies – The third researching stage.