Recent posts by raa275 on Kongregate

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Should I Buy Out This Burst Box (Twice)?

Computer science? Puh-leez. All your jobs belong to China and India. For every one American that is good a computer science wanting a $120,000 /year salary there are seven non-American Asians who can do it for $30,000 /year at the same quality. Entrepreneurship and generating ideas, however, is a different story.

And yeah, if you have $1,600 disposable income to spend you’re looking for entertainment, you’re probably better off buying a PS4 and 20 to 30 games to go along with it and play multiplayer.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [MK] Metamorphosis War Spoiler

Originally posted by TheUmut:

RIP Tyrant Unleashed.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / In game trade system (hear me out)

How much will $napticoin lose as a result of a trade system?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztVMib1T4T4

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Game wont load

It’s now loading for me. But like hell am I going to sacrifice my sleep just to hold down a button.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Server] Game Not Loading

Nope, still not working. Maybe it’s a corporate experiment to see how much torture people can take before they switch to Blizzard games.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Game wont load

The flash isn’t even appearing for me.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Server] Game Not Loading

Nope, still not working.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Server] Game Not Loading

Kongregate might be experiencing an attack for credit card information and sorts from Chinese and Russian hackers. Or it could be some distraught Warmetal Tyrant players staging an e-riot.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Server] Game Not Loading

It usually took less than a minute to load Tyrant Unleashed on Kongregate. Now I face the message “Failed to download data file.” Having paid money for this game in the past month, I find this unacceptable.

My bandwidth is doing fine.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [Lag] How to Reduce Lag

Hey Devs, so I heard that you like lag, but we players do not like it. With the exception of the masochists.

So how do you reduce it? It’s easy as A, B, and C!

A) Create a 100, 200, 500 button. This will reduce lag by easing up the servers of those pesky packets going back and forth. Or you could just limit it to WRs.

B) Reduce the quality of pictures or option to eliminate entirely. I notice you use some pretty fancy colors, so by limiting those colors you will reduce the file size. And by having an option to not load pictures (e.g. quests, raids, items) will do well for the veterans tired of seeing the same pictures everyday.

C) Upgrade your server, which would be kind of stupid when you could simply change a bit of code.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [No, it is not okay to] Destroy T:U

Originally posted by TheRealPip:
Originally posted by raa275:

Yes, yes you should put a notice on every single Kred-purchasing game from the day it is published. I’m no lawyer, but if kred-purchasing Warmetal Tyrant players join together with an aggregate and significant amount of loss due to the termination of the game, you potentially have a lawsuit knocking at your doorstep. I purchased kreds with the apparent consideration that Synapse Games’ games will last as long as Kongregate exists due to the apparent close relationship between the two entities. If the game were to shut down, the wise decision would be to open a game credit claim for kred refunds to avoid any possible litigation. As Kongregate’s business model is essentially like an arcade, this would be the normal action to take.

And by the way mods, if you censor one of my messages that is relevant to the thread that you don’t like, again, I’m going to put a word in for your admins at GameStop headquarters.

I would read the TOS

Basically they can shut down the game whenever they want. They don’t have to give advance notice. The WB your purchased are not yours. The cards you play with are not yours. They are not required to refund you any money that you spent on the game (however, Kong has a policy, as I understand, that if a game shuts down the last month’s worth of Kred purchases are refunded I think).

The devs are being pretty generous here by giving so much advance notice. No other dev has given near so much heads up before they shut down their game (some don’t give any and the most I seem to recall, other than Tyrant, was 2 months).

I don’t know about you, but I had fun during the time I played the game. The devs provided us a service (much like a movie theater provides a service). Eventually all good things come to and end. I am just glad the devs are being so good about Tyrant’s end.

-Pip

I was not allowed to read Tyrant Online’s the terms of service when I purchased WBs, so the Terms of Service doesn’t apply to Synapse Games standards but by Kongregate’s or common business practice standards. Beyond that is beyond my understanding, so perhaps that one guy who graduated from law school can provide a clearer picture.

lights the bat signal

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [No, it is not okay to] Destroy T:U

Originally posted by trickyrodent:

Hey, guys.

So, I absolutely get that everyone is reeeeeally upset and stressed out.

In some ways, I agree with BigL46, that this situation does feel like a breakup. You knew your significant other was seeing other people, and that his/her attention had been largely distracted from you, but you kept hoping that s/he would return and you could be happy again like you were at first. As it turns out, that didn’t happen… and so now it’s a culmination of grief and pain and dashed hopes. I have had breakups like that. No fun.

But that’s an analogy, and like all analogies it breaks down under scrutiny. The relationship between players and developer is fundamentally different. No one expects a game to last forever— or if they do, they shouldn’t. All games end. I sometimes wonder if we should put a notice on every single game from the day it’s published:

Loss, like death, is inevitable. The more you live, the more losses you’ll have. I have lost jobs, relationships, faith, hope. But you know what? The alternative to loss is to stop living. Right now it’s a beautiful summer morning and it’s good to be alive. This song always speaks to me when I think about life and loss.

What you all are going through right now is grief. Before the announcement, you were in denial; you kept hoping against hope that it would change. Now you’re going through anger. That’s an important stage too. Go ahead and be angry. Rant in here. Boycott purchases if you want.

What you should not do with your anger is take it out on other games. Attempting to destroy those games will not bring back WMT. It might get your account banned, though. I understand you all are struggling, but I can’t allow you to damage Kongregate in your grief.

Kongregate’s whole cross-platform approach has been very successful, and we’re putting a lot of resources into developing more mobile social features and generally improving the interface. We’re taking the stuff we learned about forums and interactions and finding ways to introduce those mechanics into mobile gameplay. Everything changes, especially technology. When technology changes, so does the gaming industry. Kongregate is adapting.

Yes, yes you should put a notice on every single Kred-purchasing game from the day it is published. I’m no lawyer, but if kred-purchasing Warmetal Tyrant players join together with an aggregate and significant amount of loss due to the termination of the game, you potentially have a lawsuit knocking at your doorstep. I purchased kreds with the apparent consideration that Synapse Games’ games will last as long as Kongregate exists due to the apparent close relationship between the two entities. If the game were to shut down, the wise decision would be to open a game credit claim for kred refunds to avoid any possible litigation. As Kongregate’s business model is essentially like an arcade, this would be the normal action to take.

And by the way mods, if you censor one of my messages that is relevant to the thread that you don’t like, again, I’m going to put a word in for your admins at GameStop headquarters.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: Guild Recruitment / [We Have Imyrx] Join Final Fantasy

We have Imryx. Join us for one week.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Requesting Applications for the Card and Balance Team

What? Shadowhopeful a forum moderator? He must have paid the office a visit. I should visit too.

The game needs someone independent to manage liquidation proceedings.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Screw FU Synapse. FU all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cR2_FX3poA

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Mods abusing power again.

My thread proposing a IRL party was deleted as well. I guess the mods really don’t like the “social” in social gaming.

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

Transfer our stuff to Tyrant Unleashed.

 

Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Refund concerns

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Impromptu How To Guide: Getting Developer Attention

I say organize a protest with the Tyrant Unleashed group.

We’ll need to file for permission with the city of Chicago first, otherwise the cops will be on our ass.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [to dev: Brawl] Lost half attacks 1-2 hours before end of event

Yeah, me too.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Impromptu How To Guide: Getting Developer Attention

Stop by their office and say hello.

http://companies.findthebest.com/l/24237154/Synapse-Games-Incorporated-in-Chicago-IL

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / He's dead, Jim

GG everyone. Synapticon is dead. Now go out and get a girlfriend.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Warmetal Tyrant] Migrate Accounts

Migrate my Warmetal Tyrant gold and WBs to this game. The games are substantially the same.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Elite Gladiator loot rigged?

That sounds like rigged to me.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Forums Comic

Wow. So excite.