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Topic: General Gaming / Astrox players?

So, I’m up to system 13 and have the best gear/ship money can buy. What do I have to look forward to at this point?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / games like decision, ZH3, etc.

I’ve been playing a fair bit of Decision 2 lately, but I think I’ve played it out. I’m looking for another top down shooter with upgrades (and possibly a city building/economics element to it). I’ve also played:

Dead Frontier – Interesting, but you pretty much have to build in very specific ways. I liked the market and MMO element of it, though.
The Last Stand Games – also fun
Zombie Horde 3 – Graphics could have been better, but the storyline was fun.
Mech Warrior – nice to play something that wasn’t zombies.

I’ve played quite a few others. I may have even tapped out everything kong has to offer. It doesn’t have to be a zombie game, but it just seems that a lot of games in this vein have a zombie theme. Any suggestions? Thanks.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Astrox players?

I didn’t think of the afterburner option. It never crossed my mind as ships get slower the “better” they get. My top speed with the carrier right now is only 5, though if I shell out the cash, I could get it up to 9. At that speed, it’s still barely chugging along. I don’t think I’d be outrunning much.

The shield recharger is great, if you have the energy for it, btw. I’m at a point moneywise where I don’t mind filling half my cargo bay with missiles and bullets. I’m even tempted to go full missiles and bullets and get rid of the energy weapons completely, just so I have more resources for the shield charger.

I’m fine with slow killing, if that’s what it takes. It certainly beats fast dying. :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Astrox players?

So, I managed to get a carrier (the top rank ship) by the 6th system. My combat loadout is currently a large shield booster, two battle lasers, two battle cannons, a battle launcher, and a rare advanced launcher. This has worked really well the last couple of systems, but now I’m hitting some heavy resistance. I’m in system 11 now and I’ve hit a wall. I have the best ship, an assortment of the best weapons, and a shield recharger and I’m getting whipped pretty quickly when I get to the officer battle.

I’m thinking I should swap the battle lasers out for two more battle cannons. That way I have more energy dedicated to the shield booster, but I’m not sure if that will help enough. Can anyone recommend a better loadout? Thanks.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong freezes my computer?

The old laptop is Win7, this one is Win8. The old laptop had no AV, this one has McAffe (it came with it). Soon, this laptop will be Linux Mint. So, I don’t think it’s an AV problem.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong freezes my computer?

I’ve been running https everywhere for a while and recently installed an ad blocker, but have been problems since long before that. It specifically happens any time I load kong for the first time in a browsing session. It doesn’t have to be a specific game, it can happen with the main page. Also, if it’s malware, it must be really good at getting around as it happens not only on my old laptop, but also my new laptop that I recently received.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong freezes my computer?

For some reason, and only for this site, my computer freezes for about 20-30 seconds every time I load kong each browser session. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know of a fix? Thanks.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / looking for spectromancer:gathering of power tips

Never thought of that. I assumed they had the same deck every time. It worked, but I had to reload at least a half-dozen times to get rid of the sprites.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / looking for spectromancer:gathering of power tips

Ok, I get to the fourth battle and the guy lets out sprites and orc chieftains like there’s no tomorrow. Even with healers, I can’t stay ahead of the damage. It’s like 10 a round to me and all my creatures. Within a few turns he clears my field and I’m dead.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / looking for spectromancer:gathering of power tips

I’ll give it another shot.

Does it even matter what I pick for a specialty if it’s all about elven healers and phoenixes?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / looking for spectromancer:gathering of power tips

I think I just massively suck at this game because I’ve tried every strategy here and I still can’t get past the third battle for vanguard.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / looking for spectromancer:gathering of power tips

I’m doing the arena and am getting pretty well beaten. I’ve got the holy warrior class, but I’m mostly focusing on getting my fire power up and getting out some phoenixes with lower cost cards being used to either boost fire/air (merfolk), heal (elves), or as filler (spiders).

Obviously, this is not an effective approach. Can anyone throw some tips my way? Thanks.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / how do i do the weekly/monthly clan quests?

I have the materials for the option I want. Do I need the materials for every option? But sometimes I even have that and it’s still a problem. And I have yet to complete a weekly/monthly quest, so it can’t be that.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / aberrant matter and plasma

I’m in serious need for both of these.

1) Is there a good strategy for finding aberrant matter other than wandering around and hoping you come across it. At this point, I need at least 20 units of it, if not double that. That’s going to take quite a while just wandering around.

2) The only way I know to get plasma is by drilling or using dynamite on a geyser Can I even see these on the map? Also, I’ve been drilling because dynamite is not efficient (you need plasma to make the dynamite that might get you the plasma). However, I’m racking up a fair amount of damage doing so (mitigated by also scrounging for minerals I’m using for repairs. Is there an easier way?

Thanks.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / Am I stuck?

Thanks for all the tips, I have it sorted out now.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / how do i do the weekly/monthly clan quests?

I have the resources I need for the weekly/monthly quests, but it doesn’t let me select anything like it does with the daily quests. Is there something else I need to do in order to do these quests? Thanks.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / Am I stuck?

I don’t have any red U’s on my radar, just white ones. And there are tons of white dots, but even if I go deeper than my safe limit, I’m just picking up stuff I can already get at safer depths. I’m good for about 125m across the board at this point (a little less on terrestrial). I go as far as 150-170, and it’s all the same resources. I go any further, I can’t get back in time to a safe area to keep from blowing up, even if I use minerals to repair as I go. I mean, the health bar just vanishes within seconds.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / Am I stuck?

I think I’m having the same problem again. The next closest resources are about 50m past what I can get to safely. I’ve tried going for it anyway (using acquired resources for repairs), but I end up blowing up before I find anything of value. What’s the deal?

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / Am I stuck?

derp…that solved it. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Glean 2 / Am I stuck?

I’ve upgraded my ship as far as I can with the available components. It stands to reason that I need to research new components. However, none of the artifacts I have produce new components with the materials which are currently available to me. As for the materials that I do not have yet, they are all at heights/depths that I cannot yet reach with my current equipment. I can get to about 65m on a glacial terrestrial planet, about 110 on a aquatic planet, and 130 on an aerial planet. The next closest resources is something at aerial 140m+, but my ship stops at 135m and I cannot upgrade any further without discovering new components. Can anyone advise me? Thanks.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent / Which family and why?

I started the game picking the family that was the same as Sean Bean’s character from the show, just because I felt bad about how it went for him. I’m not that far into the game, and now I’m wondering if a different family would have been a better choice. So, I’m thinking of resetting and starting again.

Is there any family you like more than the others? If so, why?

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent / Games like this?

There’s a lot I like about the game. Mostly, I like the resource gathering and management mixed with the adventure aspects to break it up a bit. The gameplay in general is interesting. Can anyone recommend any games like this, but are also free to play and involve less waiting around for stuff to happen? Thanks.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / OMG Assassin's Creed 3! (not really)

They show that ad 95% of the time before a game loads. It doesn’t matter how many times I see it, I’m not getting the game. I get that kong is doing more (and more and more) ads to make a few bucks, but I’m starting to feel like this place is like NPR during a pledge drive where they push it past the point of sympathy.

But, about the game itself. Does anyone else think it’s weird to see some dude dressed like Robin Hood running around ganking a bunch of redcoats? I mean, even Daniel Boone wore breeches and a frock coat most of the time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / best games without badges?

I tend to focus more on the games that have badges. I figure, if they have badges, then they must be pretty decent…which I know is a pretty dumb thing to figure. In any event, what do you guys think are the best games without badges that might have flown under the radar of people like me? Thanks.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / how do you solo...

Be lucky they just follow you around, I was dex farming…

That just sucks. It’s happened to me on a few occasions (people stalking and taking my loot), but never anything that good.

the #1 reason why i dont play as a priest.

Ironically, I play as a priest for its solo potential. I’ve been tempted to switch off to a rogue or wiz, but I really like the range and healing.

work out a deal:i heal u u help me fight or something lik dat

Uh, no, I’m soloing. The deal is, leave me alone or I’ll lead you to a mob and when you really need a heal, I’ll just draw more mobs to you and you get to start over. That’s the only deal I’m making.