Recent posts by raa275 on Kongregate

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Topic: WarLight: Multi-Player / Cheaters

Creating multiple accounts to curry things in your own favor is not cheating because everyone does it. You are simply giving yourself an equal edge against other players. This is worst in Rise of Rome and Africa maps because the stakes are so huge.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Price increase explanation (Google Play/VAT)

Originally posted by synapticon:
Originally posted by raa275:

The devs are lying to us all. In the United States, it is the duty of the company to collect sales taxes. There is no justification in raising prices now.

The VAT tax only applies to players in:
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Israel
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

There is no point to have a price increase for all players, even those who are not in those countries.

The dev’s laziness penalizes all players by refusing to implement a simple IP detection system to change the prices from those select countries. Which is most likely patented. So do what Crazy Horse does: go to China and hire programmers for $7,000 USD a year to escape patent infringements.

As far as I understand from my discussion with Kongregate, the prices are only including the VAT price in countries that have the VAT tax.

Good to see some sense from Chicagoians.

Originally posted by sh1thead:

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Pounds been rising for weeks…. thats the truth. So why are you increasing your prices again????

Please, British pounds are nothing but carnival tickets. You have a ridiculous country that would rather keep control of its wealth that was pilfered and stolen from other countries rather than pay for reparations. The British Pound is as authentic as the Chinese Yuan. Wake up and stop being enslaved by your masters.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] WMT -> Tyrant Unleashed bonus

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Price increase explanation (Google Play/VAT)

The devs are lying to us all. In the United States, it is the duty of the company to collect sales taxes. There is no justification in raising prices now.

The VAT tax only applies to players in:
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Israel
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

There is no point to have a price increase for all players, even those who are not in those countries.

The dev’s laziness penalizes all players by refusing to implement a simple IP detection system to change the prices from those select countries. Which is most likely patented. So do what Crazy Horse does: go to China and hire programmers for $7,000 USD a year to escape patent infringements.

 
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Topic: The Gate / An Open Letter to Spicy Horse (麻辣马)

Well, they have a pretty good deal going on for them in China. I heard that Crazy Horse went public somewhere so now they’re sitting on a boatload of investors’ cash. The co-founders could be paying themselves $60,000 to 200,000 USD a year just to sit around and play games while they let their employees do all the work. And their employees are probably paid around $7,000 to 15,000 USD, so there is still plenty of cash going to the co-owners. And investors can’t do shit about it… unless they’re well connected with the Chinese Communist Party.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / This is a great game!

I love clicking and holding down that button for a possible chance of loot.

 

Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [SPOILERS] The Next Gen Synapse Games System is Here

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [SPOILERS] The Next Gen Synapse Games System is Here

What is after Tyrant Unleashed? It’s going to be a crossover between CCG and Blizzard Games:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Spicyhorse/the-gate

You’re welcome.
45SAQMFS

 
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Topic: The Gate / An Open Letter to Spicy Horse (麻辣马)

Dear Spicy Horse (麻辣马),

As a cult fan of American McGee’s psychological and philosophical dark fantasy games, I am largely disappointed in his company’s latest attempt to crossover into the CCG genre.

A theme set in Hell where your guide is Charon and you cross over four elements… with another layer of a pseudo Hell-Human world. Such a plot initially thought to be awesome ended up to be disappointing. Sure, the theme of Hell is a dark joke of the game’s repetitive and endless grind of false hope, depravity, and torture. But even Big Head Bash has a joke that represented conceited idiots who repeatedly “noob” each other in a 2D setting. This Hell-themed opportunity that had great potential for development was wasted.

Not just the theme, but game mechanics as well. This game tremendously lacks in originality, despite its innovation in an MMORPG-stylistic user interface (i.e. crossing over World of Warcraft which may or may not line up copyright violation notices on your doorstep). There is nothing wrong with a Chinese company that creates American-style games. But this is not an American-style game. This is a Chinese-style game. How many more games do we need out there that is a smorgasbord of all the latest features in the most popular games? Let’s be honest here: this game was made by Chinese people for Chinese people.

If you guys want to start being compared with R2Games, Changyou, and Boyojoy (all Chinese gaming companies not afraid to flaunt their greed by taking advantage of idiots), please continue with the dull plots and mechanic clones. Otherwise, please spend more time thinking about how to integrate insightful plots and themes with more originality before releasing another counterfeit knockoff that is difficult to be distinguished from the hundreds of other Chinese games out there.

If for whatever reason American McGee has partied too hardy in China over the past few years, which I have little doubt that he has not done so, I would be glad to help continue his legacy and differentiate your Chinese-style games to American-style games. Before anyone shouts racism, let me save you the trouble and tell you that I am a Chinese American. I know both sides of the picture that is fact over belief.

Sincerely,
Rawr

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] What up with commemorative packages for WMT veterans?

RIP Synapse Games. Their recent update shows their stance: no retreat, no concessions. When players ask for less intensive guild wars, they give more intensive wars. When players ask for the removal of silvers in boxes, they bombard the store with boxes. When players want more competitive tier rewards, they make it less rewarding.

They’re begging for trouble.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [TU] WMT Commemorative Package: the Cake is a Lie

Aug 31, 2014 10:35am:

Originally posted by synapticon:

We’ve setup the infrastructure for this and it’s likely we’ll setup the promo package within the next 1-2 weeks.

RIP Synapse Games.

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Ask darkfag

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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [WTF] Mathala's Sabatons

Please. What did Agamemnon do when he faced the walls of Troy? What did King Leonidas do when he faced the Persian Empire? What did Chiang Kai-shek do when he faced the Japanese Imperial Army? What did George W. Bush do when he faced the mountainous ranges of Afghanistan? They all fought with the tools they had in their disposal and attempted to conquer greater powers irrespective of the obstacles they had faced. Give us 500/400 equipment when the Goddess has 330/330 equipment and we’ll fight the Goddess with her own gifts and plunder all of her riches. This is basic human nature.

DotD is no longer a fantasy genre. It is now a science fiction genre. RIP DotD.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [WTF] Mathala's Sabatons

If the Goddess gifts such strong boots so freely that can easily overpower hers, why hasn’t anyone killed the Goddess and taken her stuff? It is inherent human nature to strive to the top, destroying anything in our way. This game is going into the sci-fi realm thinking that humans have evolved far enough to be peaceful and not greedy.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What Do You Think Is The Most OP Deck Right Now?

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Should the Devs let TU do a Players' Pack like WMT?

Let’s face it: what we experienced with WMT is exactly the same with the EU. The EU is a failure and a joke to all Europeans. Those who call themselves the most civilized in the world. The US government says fuck EU. I say fuck the EU, too. I say fuck community development as we are too stupid or lack the time to self-manage ourselves.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Should the Devs let TU do a Players' Pack like WMT?

The thing with democratic politics is that the more individual minds that participate, the more anarchistic it becomes. And those factions that the controllers support will always have their voice outheard over those who the controllers do not support. Which is why we have tools such as frameworks, rules of law, universal truths, and logical reasoning.

I couldn’t possibly imagine that ladolcevita is a social saboteur working for a certain Chinese gaming company seeking to destroy its American competitors from within. Chinese executives should not be able to possess such levels of cunning. Shanghai, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and other cities where the East meets West, however, is a different story. Where the labor is cheap and the women are expensive, how low can one go?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Players' Pack] Survey Results

The results are flawed.

1) People could have accessed the same survey multiple times from various computers (e.g. home computer, smartphone, work computer), easily voting up to three times. Obviously, it would be in the best interests of those who were actually able to participate to vote more, while those who don’t care would only vote once.

2) If you check the URL of the images, the images have been modified and reuploaded on an image sharing website, rather than the original surveymonkey link. The OP could have tampered with the data during the visualization process to make himself look better.

3) The inconsistencies in visuals one and nine (e.g. bolded YES) obscures objectivity of data visualization, thus skewing bias towards having an additional /s/player’s/s/ players’ pack.

I’m calling shenanigans!

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / The Science of F2P Models

Originally posted by bunky_luv_luv:

I’m not sure I agree. I think the enlightened have been shafting the unenlightened since time began. Human nature. And while I think the information age has indeed added a lot, I think it’s equally created a dangerous precedent for mistakenly thinking they understand that which they don’t. Best example to date is the almost laughably bad propaganda videos I see emerging from the middle east including Gaza. Yet I have intelligent muslim friends happily sharing videos from completely different conflicts filmed years before citing “look at the awful things happening out there.” What’s more dangerous. Knowing some terrible things are happening thousands of miles away, or mistakenly sharing videos that have nothing to do with it to incite racial and secular hatred in your own country. :)

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”

Not really since time began, but as the European “Enlightenment” began. Before then, Arabs, Chinese, Indians, and Koreans had the wealth of knowledge but used it with great responsibility (paper, mathematics, psychology, gunpowder, sex). It wasn’t until the Europeans discovered knowledge and turned everything into a weapon to harm others (lies, artillery, brainwashing, guns, obsession). And the EU continues to do so through mob politics and snubbing. Out of any group of people on this planet, the most coniving are those from Romans, Vikings, and Germanic bloodlines. And such behavior continues to spread as ways of peace can never defeat ways of war.

“They have only one purpose and there is nothing they will not do to accomplish this, no matter how vile or loathsome it might be. These abominations mean to destroy everything proud and noble, everything we hold dear and have fought so long to achieve.”

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / The Science of F2P Models

I wouldn’t say that the world has gone to shit, but rather knowledge disparity has become so great that most of those who are more knowledgeable take advantage of the less knowledgeable. Inherently, we are all bastards as we seek to take advantage of one another in some shape and form. Some may seem more noble causes than others. In the past thirty years since the dawn of the information age, all that has changed from then and now is that we got smarter in doing so without coercion.

“Who is to judge what is right and what is wrong? Great and powerful foes surround us; unknown miscreants gnaw at us from within. We are threatened with total annihilation. In days such as these we can afford no luxury of morality.”

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / The Science of F2P Models

It’s not really a science, by the way. It’s more like a carnival game.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [WTF] Mathala's Sabatons

Why are Mathala’s Sabatons weaker than Mathala’s Gift Sabatons? A red versus a purple to boot.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Bloodrealm is WMT + TU

Originally posted by yeasy:

raa275, your math is wrong.

You must assume that WMT > 0, TU > 0 or smth like this.

We need to intersect mathematics with philosophy on this one. If it exists, it must be at least zero. We haven’t discovered what exactly constitutes anti-matter, so perhaps one day we will eventually find an anti-game such that it is less than zero.

But today is not that day.

Perception-wise, however, would be different as people can have positive and negative reactions.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Bloodrealm is WMT + TU

A simpler way to put it:

Bloodrealm = TU + WMT
WMT = Bloodrealm – TU
TU = Bloodream – WMT

Bloodrealm > TU
Bloodrealm > WMT

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [Lag] Effin' Pictures

The new zone is out… but it took twenty minutes just to change zones!

I demand an option to stop downloading pictures in its entirety and make it text-based!