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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [TU] WMT Commemorative Package

Originally posted by Naidsipo:

Image with some nerfing

(Another Version)

Nice job with the pictures.

The key here is to have something that could be useful in any deck but not enough to bump an entire deck up a notch, alone. This would incentivize the Tyrant Unleashed cash cows to click on Warmetal Tyrant to rack up those ad revenues while making sure that Warmetal Tyrant players would still need to purchase WB to make a decent deck. Not to mention giving them and current players an incentive to stay with Synapse Games in the future. And I don’t think the average player can get to Mission 300 and level 100 within one year without purchasing at least some WBs, anyways.

Damn, Kongregate should hire me as an executive rather than rely on volunteer work.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] What about those packages for veteran WMT players you talked about?

A commemorative package is the best way to go about this. It simply isn’t worth the trouble when it costs nothing to be generous.

The Internet knows all. The Government knows all.

http://cz.linkedin.com/company/synapse-games

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] What about those packages for veteran WMT players you talked about?

We need more Orbo in this game.

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2437-general-tyrant-discussion/topics/429032-tu-wmt-commemorative-package

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [TU] WMT Commemorative Package

To honor (and transition) those players from Warmetal Tyrant to Tyrant Unleashed, the devs need to release an exclusive commemorative package honoring the once number one game on Kongregate and the players who helped put it there.

So what do we need? The answer is obvious:

Give all players who finished Mission 300 and are at least level 100 in Warmetal Tyrant x4 orbo. Except make it a legendary progenitor.

Orbo (single)
1/1/0 → 3/3/0
Evade 1 → Evade 3
Weaken 1 → Weaken 3
→ Protect 1

Orbos (double)
3/4/0 → 5/6/0
Evade 3 → Evade 5
Weaken 3 → Weaken 5
Protect 1 → Protect 3

Orbos the Wrathful (quad)
5/7/0 → 7/9/0
Evade 5 → Evade 7
Weaken 5 → Weaken 7
Protect 3 → Protect All 3

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Player Pack Price

The game is ending, anyways. Make it 50k gold and 5 shards.

Remember Matrix Online!

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] Pay to Restore Accidental Salvages

It really depends on how much you are willing to gamble. Steadfast would be good in a rainbow deck as it could always hit protect 4 on itself, which is invaluable. But if your deck is mostly imperial then cadmus at the end of a rally line would be a better choice.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] Pay to Restore Accidental Salvages

Originally posted by logman1:
Originally posted by raa275:

I agree with a pawn shop. I had four nimbi (plural for nimbus) once. I salvaged two of them. Then there was Cadmus.

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Why are you upset about cadmus? Steadfast is so much better

I play an imperial deck.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] Pay to Restore Accidental Salvages

I agree with a pawn shop. I had four nimbi (plural for nimbus) once. I salvaged two of them. Then there was Cadmus.

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] What about those packages for veteran WMT players you talked about?

I already spent a bit more on this game than I did on Warmetal Tyrant. But for those of us who reached the endgame in WMT (Mission 300) and reached various level tiers should at least have some unique and useful cards that can be used in our decks just to show that we are sticking with Synapse Games’ retelling and hypothesis of world politics.

Imperials = USA + EU
Raiders = Russia
Bloodthirsty = China
Xeno = Middle East
Righteous = Japan
Progenitor = Earth (who is very angry at these other factions for destroying the environment)

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [Call to Arms] Perception, Y U NO USEFUL?

Ah, according to Wikia they updated the tiers. Didn’t know that.

http://dotd.wikia.com/wiki/Perception_Rewards

But there still needs to be better quality loot and critical hits!

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Dawn of the Dragons is now the most played game on Kongregate!

How is “most played game” tracked? By clicks? By visits? By chat room clicks? I played Warmetal Tyrant and the trick about it was to log into the game every three to six hours or so, so the obsessed player could have four to eight visits a day. Maybe even more. Not to mention all the alternate accounts and bots.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / [Call to Arms] Perception, Y U NO USEFUL?

After accumulating over 38,000 perception, perception no longer becomes useful. An ordinary roleplaying gamer would assume that perception has something to deal with the quality and quantity of loot and critical hits. But in this game it does not.

Even at max tiers, most perception rewards are, sadly, of orange quality instead of red quality. When questing and looting, those with high perceptions are punished by receiving the same shit at the same chances a character with one point of perception receives. When hitting a raid or campaign, those stat points that do not go into attack make the bosses feel ticklish.

This is a call to arms to boycott the game to make perception as it should be: increase red quality perception reward frequency, increase quality of loot from quests and raids, and increase critical hit chance when attacking raids and campaigns.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Burst box galore!

I have a suspicion that most of those that suddenly appear with new-box decks are actually non-cash accounts created by the devs to try and incentive cash cows to dump more cash. Not that there is anything wrong with that as all companies do the same thing: they give their devs and staff $x free credits to play their own game to build and maintain an active community base. The question is how much is $x and how many accounts does each person maintain.

 
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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.