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Topic: Dream World / Dear Dream World Developers

Yes the only hard cap was increased; the soft/transfer cap is still at 900.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Signs of life from playmage?

Thanks for your feedback Adsum_di. The game have evolved quite much up to the last couple expansions, from Demon Gates to Alien Portal, from Isendel to Atlantis, from Mothership to Fallen, from Mystic War to Faction War, from upgradable ally skills to Talisman skills, from Hell to Black Market, from Monster Arena to King of Duels… Also, each expansion we have taken many feedback for improvements through the suggestion thread.

We are aware there has not been much development activities since the the KoD/Hell3 expansion, but the game is really showing it’s age with each expansion returning less and less bump in player activity and kreds revenue. Regardless, Dream World is and will always be my personal favorite game and is what help started our company (playmage), and to some extent also have helped Kongregate to get where it today. However, even Kongregate has taken Dream World out of the “premium partner” game list last year, which means we do not get more home page features for new expansions nor ads to help in bring new and old players. We don’t blame them; as business, it’s hard to avoiding making decisions based on in the interest of the company financials.

Now this is where Wangdi’s crowdfunding for next expansion idea could make sense, we aren’t even sure what would be the best logistic of doing one yet (eg. setup something up in-game or out-of-game), but I asked if anyone else would be interested if we set one up. Based on feedback on this thread, it seems most players are apathetic toward the idea. I posted in the other thread that we would still looking into the next expansion, but in the mean time expanded equipment enhance to 1200 hard cap and will expand level cap when we have 30 players at 106, but again lack of response for or against the interim change.

However, this doesn’t mean we won’t be expanding the game further, as it would be something we really want to be able to do when we have usable downtime between other projects, regardless of monetary potential or how many loyal players are still active to enjoy it. In the meantime, I do think it would be very helpful if all players can be more active in the game and post more shares on your profile (to attract more players), and those really wish to see a new expansion can post or vote for the top ideas in the suggestion thread, but keep in mind it may be a while before major new features can be planned.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Server Maintenance February 2nd 2016 3AM PST (completed)

Hi Folks,

Our hosting service is performing a required maintenance on the physical machine where the S1 server is hosted on. We will take down the server briefly in about 23 hours from now. This also prevents players who have not logged into S2 from logging in but should now impact players who are already playing on S2. The downtime is expected to last between roughly 1-2 hours. Sorry for any inconvenience during this scheduled downtime may bring.

Update: The server maintenance is completed, but those who were playing prior to the downtime may experience a tiny minor rollback as our service provider shutdown the instance before we had a chance to backup the every last minute of progress. Please contact me via private message if you were online and majorly impacted.

Thanks again for everyone patience during the downtime and sorry for any inconveniences. Happy dreams!

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dear Dream World Developers

The thread that RaptorKris provided link for summaries the situation fairly well. There are many great suggestions we would like to consider for further improving the game when we can (financially) justify of freeing the development resources to do so, ranging from item crafting to adding more features to towns.

For now, we can increase the level cap once we have 30 players on S1 reach the top level (106), to allow few more players to join the top for once. In the meantime, we will increase the item enhance hard cap from 1000 to 1200 so the capped players still have something to work on.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Fairy Dusts

The point of “mystery” boxes is that there are some unknown elements and not all rewards are of same usefulness for everyone. While you may feel you “deserve” better rewards than 48 daily MBs that sometimes give you fairy dusts (that you can just throw away as needed), there is nothing we can do other than wishing you better luck on you next batch of free MBs. Alternatively, you can actually buy more MBs if you feel the free ones are insufficient.

Happy Holidays!

 
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Topic: Dream World / Daily free chest probs

This is caused a bug regression which is now fixed. Sorry for the delay.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

 
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Topic: Dream World / Christmas Event

The 24 extra Free hourly MB per day is basically a bonus to encourage players to login and play often. You get the extra bonus MBs but the game get some free marketing when your friends and family ask why you are logging into the game every hour from your phone/tablet/computer etc. Changing the bonus part to be Santas defeats the purpose of giving out 24 extra MBs daily.

While we understand everyone’s wish to get all the MBs without having to repetitively log in, we can only leave it as a trade off now as there is nothing wrong with foregoe the hourly MB as needed. We do need help from everyone to tell more people about Dream World as Kong have reduced the marketing commitment to the game. Hope you all can understand.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,
Kingk

 
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Topic: Dream World / Christmas Event

Ms. Santa is doing last minute preparations. She might arrive early tomorrow if you behaved good this year :)

 
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Topic: Dream World / Signs of life from playmage?

Hi Wangdi,

Thanks for the suggestions.

1) This something we might consider, but would need help from everyone to spread the words to past players if we spent time to create a crowdfunded project. We actually previously considered crowdfunding a mobile version of the game, but that will require much more effort/fund than creating a new expansion. Anyone else would be interested in crowdfunding?

2) We may add a super-tier package if we can get at least couple more players that would be committed to purchase it if made available.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Signs of life from playmage?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! _

 
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Topic: Dream World / Signs of life from playmage?

There sure is still plenty of dedicated Dream World players, on Kong and FB. We started the Thanksgiving even little early this year and as a bonus reset the 40 Gems for 40 Kreds promo for everyone.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Server 2 temporarily down (Now Restored!)

Update: We have now switched over to a new physical machine. Hopefully we won’t have any more machine related issues in the near future. Sorry again for the inconveniences and thanks for your patience and understanding.

Enjoy the game!

 
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Topic: Dream World / Server 2 temporarily down (Now Restored!)

Update: We temporarily restored the server on the original machine so the server should be running now again. However, we will need to take the server down sometime in the near future to switch to another physical machine as the current one is set to be retired soon by our hosting service.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Server 2 temporarily down (Now Restored!)

Hi folks. Server 2 is currently down as the underlying physical server is experiencing some issues within our hosting provider. We are working to switch to another machine, hopefully to restore the server within the next couple hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 
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Topic: Kongregate-Published Games / [Swipe Heroes] Hero Evolution (Need Official Confirmation)

1) The main card final stats are not affected by the level of fusing card.
2) When the card is evolved have no effect on the final stats as well.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Dream World 5th anniversary

Happy 5th anniversary everyone!

 
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Topic: Dream World / xmas event

Originally posted by Kenny7890:

Event bonus has been switched of a few minutes ago. It seems Santas vanished, too. Hourly mbox is still on.

Sorry for the minor time calculation glitch. It’s should be back now.

 
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Topic: Dream World / xmas event

Christmas/New Years don’t fall on the same day of the week each year and we don’t always start on the 20th. This year have now started and will last through the 4th of January. Same mechanism as previous years, (24 Santa + 24 Hourly MBs) daily.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Regarding N4S Guild:

We actually dropped the last word from the offensive guild name already when the issue was originally reported, but the offensive guild description was not brought to our attention. It will be altered shortly.

 
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Topic: Dream World / NOTICE: scheduled 2 hour maintanence on August 28th night time.

The schedule maintenance has now been completed. Thanks everyone for your patience.

 
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Topic: Dream World / NOTICE: scheduled 2 hour maintanence on August 28th night time.

Due to our hosting service provider’s scheduled hardware maintenance, there will be a scheduled 2 hour maintenance for Server 1, starting around August 28th, 11:45PM Eastern, 8:45PM Pacific.

Also, those who attempting to logging into Server 2 during that time may also be unable to login since the gateway is on Server 1. Those already logged into server 2 before the maintenance start shouldn’t be affected.

To make up for this planned downtime, we will be starting the Labor Day event one day prior to planned (starting on Thursday instead of Friday) thus lasting 5 days (through end of Monday).

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Bug Reports Thread (new)

Originally posted by Mamaa:

Ty for the answer now. I’m not familiar with Eastern time. Is daily at 4am Eastern T.? I just know for sure that I had kind of a refill which should have been in around 0-20min after start of the event and I was pretty sure that was for a genius. If not either the recording was weird or I was really kind of off-minded that morning. Please check the record again if it was prolly earlier a refill or something back to when FW started. If there’s a gem-refill then I might have tought I bought a genius because I planned to.

If there’s really nothing else I really apologize for that. I was convinced I were right about this and isn’t at all my intention to get some gems that way.

Correct, daily refresh is currently at 4AM Eastern due to daylight saving. As mentioned in the previous post, you did buy a Gem refill about 40 minutes prior to actually buying the Genius.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Official Bug Reports Thread (new)

Originally posted by Mamaa:

Since I didn’t get any answer yet to my pm for KingK (maybe vacation) I post it here and hope it got read.

Last Friday start of Event I bought a weekly genius (pretty sure it wasn’t only my imagination but maybe you can check). 1-2hours later I noticed it was expired already, not sure if it was with daily or by claiming a shared crystal. So I bought a 2nd genius which, luckily, kept.

I’d be grateful if I’d get at least the difference (20gems) to a normal refill back.
regards

Record only shows that you bought Genius one time and 34 Gems were only deducted once at 5:46AM Eastern Time. Also the only activity within couple hours was 6 Gem crystal redeem at 4AM Eastern and 12 Gems spent on energy refill at 5:10AM Eastern.

 
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Topic: Dream World / overcrit multiplyer bonus

Originally posted by hilel:

1 I heard overcrit somehow influence on block for gunners. is it true?
2 how bunny stacks with dex (for overcrit)?
3 what max overcrit bonus in the game atm?

1. If affects opponent’s block chance, not yours.
2. You mean “Call Bunnies”? Only if you are using a gun, as it basically becomes “Big Bang”, and adds 15% to your total crit chance.
3. While your dex along with other crit bonuses will increases your overcrit bonus to a point, the maximum cap based on your non-dex crit bonuses (spells, profession, scoped guns). I am not giving out formulas, but it’s capped at 139.5% of non-crit damage for bosses, and slightly higher against non-boss based on your aim power meter.

Davo1219’s response is fairly accurate. There is no need to to ask the dev about every mechanic of the game, as they are not documented intentionally.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Important! Rules and warnings from kingk

Originally posted by kevnval:

Twice now people on S2 have “timed” or used alts to do war…this time it was MSP….Look at guild description …used to build mystic as needed…someone was in there doing hells. not sure who, I was late to war…but this is now 2 in a row……thought that was banned? you aren’t allowed to creat your own mystic for war?

There are no current rules against players to intentionally build undefended mystics. However, if they build the last mystic using alt accounts and coordinate the start time of the war with the main accounts, so their main account gets to hit the undefended Mystic before other players, then it’s a violation of the game rule. This behavior is also strongly discouraged especially if doing so takes away the ability of a weaker guild to have a chance to build a Mystic, on the same level as intentionally blocking invasion bonuses from other guilds.