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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Best Solo Time by ship type

The award for winning is a Red Solo Cup!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKZqGJONH68

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Let's Nerf Craw Some

Lucky you! On 9/7 Craw will be nerfed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp shutting down

And I was so looking forward to becoming a master of the “Cow King”.

Thank you to devs for keeping it running as long as you’ve managed to, long enough to kill almost everyone who told me I’m worthless nub at least once, and getting over 1300 rating, perhaps I will reach 1337 and take a picture and call it quits.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Best Solo Time by ship type

Theres enough time now with not enough players I’m back to doing solo drills. A new angle on the challenge, how fast can you solo the base in A SINGLE TRIP (i.e. never returning to depot, so no level gains from vorp, only from killing drones turrets and batts).

With Clank I can do 6:44, starting off backdooring the back emitter as taking out flame turrets is easy with a level 1 ship and by the time I take out the back emitter and a few waves of drones I am level 3 and can use the usual wall + gruba technique to take out batteries, and level gift of vorp when it becomes available, and take out the front emitter last, if I killed enough enemy drones then my drones may have already taken out the front wall and started on the front emitter flame turrets. I’m using DH + Energy loadouts and mostly regen tech.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Manners

ttt

I have another thought to add on gentlemenly manners. Among other things I play church league softball, and when we’re up by 6 or 8 points, we’re hitting all singles. We’re trying to avoid a “mercy game” where the other team is forced to quit when they are 15 points behind.

In Vorp! we know we have games where one team gains a tremendous advantage at the start, outlevelling their opponents, getting the front emitter first while the other team hasn’t begun to take the first front turret. In such circumstances, using 2v1 or 3v1 teaming tactics while uberlevelled sort of adds insult to injury, particularly when ganging up on the new players, in games that have bots or leavers, or where lobby jumping has given unbalanced teams.

So in summary, “Surrender Games” aren’t that much fun whether you are on the winning side or losing side, and everyone scores more B! if you can adjust the game intensity to keep the game going and try and avoid the early surrender. When we have so few players, and a game is upsettingly uneven, it is likely you have a <5 minute surrender game, and then a bunch of folks quit and then no more games for hours.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Need features

At the moment, I’d be happy if it would just stay up and run without the -1000 errors.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Poll: Who's been getting a (:-1000) Server Connection Error since 6/17?

I clicked that “Game Bug” link and uploaded a screen capture in case anyone is actually still monitoring it.

Hopefully we didn’t run the server into the ground yet and Reboot / Restart / Retry will work eventually.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Need features

We have few enough players at times we should consider allowing 2v2 games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] ban all noobs

I don’t drink Red Bull, so I guess I’m not a noob.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp Corrupt-A-Wish

Granted, but your wish is null so it generated a null pointer exception.

I wish that the internet had not been taken over by the CIA for purposes of collecting surveillance data on all of us through google, yahoo, youtube, skype etc. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] ban all noobs

Originally posted by master001749:

I want all noobs. Banned. There’s no good reason to have them. All they do is wreak the game.

TTT

 

Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Dragons and Titans

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] The Vorp! tier list

I think it is of more interest to categorize by purpose, and then within each purpose category offer some thoughts on what is easy to play, a sort of ship selection guide for nubs so they don’t pick random ships.

Primary Offense:
Tier 1:Ant, Clank
These are good choices for taking out turrets and batteries.
Tier 2: Undu, Circe
These can take out turrets and batteries but more slowly, they may do so to help create a distraction so ant and clank can do their primary role.

Center punch offense:
Tier 1:Undu, Circe, Jab
These are good choices for taking out front gate and emitter and maintaining a distraction while the primary offense is taking out batteries.

Support role:
Tier 1: Wolf, SS
Tier 2: Hirudo, Clank
These ships can help heal teammates, which is primarily useful in pack formati andons, which could be either offensive or defensive in nature, but are most evident in 5 vs 5 games. In 3v3 you usually just have pack formation tactics for the first few minutes then offense goes for enemy batts and defense protects home batts. Clank is not usually considered as a support ship, but “Gift of Vorp” does put it in this category as well as the usual primary offense role.

Area control defense:
Tier 1: Angel, Squid, Dread. Torpaz
These ships are good at defending a specific localized area, such as defending the front emitter after the front gate is down, but lack the rapid acceleration / speed needed to cover a general defensive role, and lack the range or speed needed to be effective in taking out turrets/batteries.

Rapid closer defense:
Tier 1: Craw, TH, Jab
These ships have the capability to close rapidly to intercept incoming targets, or to rapidly intervene when defenders are chasing your primary offense units back to base/depot.

PVP/distraction ships:
Tier 1: Hirudo, Shino
Tier 2: Angel
These ships don’t really fit into offensive or defensive categories, and are mainly good at engaging and distracting enemy ships so our offense can be focused on taking batteries. An Angel leveled up with Firey Death can be quite a nuisance suiciding on key defenders. A Hirudo levelled up with Thrust Bleed can give the “Rapid Closer” category defenders a rough time if they close up and then can’t maneuver into firing arc.

Slow/high energy/high def ships:
Tier 1: Circe, SS, Dread, Squid, Jab
These are slow heavy tank like ships that can take more damage before they get killed, which is adventageous if you are on a slower computer or slower internet connection, they remain playable when the game gets semi-derpy. And they are probably among the easiest to play choices for new players because of their durability, and most of them have self homing indirect fire weapons which is a plus for the new player.

Fast/low energy/low def ships:
Tier 1: Ant, Craw, Shino
Due to low energy and fast control response, these ships can be killed rapidly if you are on a slow computer or slow internet connection, you may experience over response to control inputs and find them difficult to play.

So for 3v3, you typically want to have at least one primary offense, one rapid closer defense, and 3rd ship may be secondary offense or another defender depending on your likely opponents and strategy.

For 4v4, you typically want to have 2 offense and 2 defense, and may use zone defense (i.e. one defends left other defends right, shifting around to cover emitters and batteries as needed), so area control defense ships may be useful.

For 5v5, having a support ship to help heal in pack formation may be viable, and the pvp/distraction ships may be useful here, but not so much in the smaller games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Epic bug! LOL!

Its not a "Bug’ its a “Feature”. You’ve got Space-Fold. You manage to get “No-Ship” achievement award for this?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Dragons and Titans

LOL Masakarii campaigning for balance and fairness?
Give me a good laugh…

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp Corrupt-A-Wish

You attempt to run to cover, but fall down and scratch your knee, and then your plane appears in front of you and rolls over you but you are not injured, you are just stuck under it.

I wish Al Gore had not invented the internet.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp Corrupt-A-Wish

master001749 made a very complex wish and kept repeating it over and over. I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. Poof! I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. Death to noobs. I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it. Ban all noobs forever! I wish lobster aeroplane worked, fail proof, that he own for the rest of his life, and until he flies it thousands of times, he cannot die and if it is destroyed it reappear in front of him and if lobster was destroyed or deformed in anyway even a tiny cut, he would re-appear in perfect condition inside the airplane. Lobster would also have full knowledge on how to operate such a craft and the knowledge can never be lost. Lobster would be in perfect physical condition to operate such a craft at anytime. He can even operate it using his mind if he wanted to. I swear to god if you corrupt this I will write a post so long there is no way anyone can corrupt it.

I wish I had invented the interwebz.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Let's Nerf Craw Some

Kamehas are nerfed by targets hugging walls or zigging by drones, turrets or something that may distract the Kamehas. If you want to fight a craw in the wide open, expect to be lunch for Kamehas. Good attackers know to hug the walls, don’t see a need to nerf.

 

Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp! Advanced Defense Tactics

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp Corrupt-A-Wish

Lobster’s airplane appears directly in front of him during FAA approved run up test, it is too successful and the engine generates too much power, and he gets sucked into the fan intake, and gets mangled into a bunch of little pieces, but he cannot die so he is living carrion, the buzzards turn up their nose at him because he doesn’t smell dead enough to eat.

I wish there would be no bombs exploding in Boston Marathon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp Corrupt-A-Wish

You have a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but it is grounded due to battery problems and it sits idle in a very expensive hangar.
I wish I could find at least 6 players in the lobby in the evening hours.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] ban all noobs

It is good to encourage noobs. So they keep playing and next game they feed my craw.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Fairness is only an illusion.

Obviously there is a “tipping point”, and the team that gets the initial advantage outlevels and goes on to dominate. And of course the problem for the lobby jumpers is that with only around 10 players on you don’t get as much choice of game, either play or sit out 20 minutes to wait for the next cycle. If you like to play and are a decent player try and encourage the noobs some, maybe give a little constructive critique.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Vorp Corrupt-A-Wish

Xxxggghr left a poison trail, but it is buggy and only works on odd numbered tuesdays.
I wish pigpigwj was more awesomely high scoring on leaderboard.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] 0 B! rewards

Tonight games which complete normally are providing 0 B! reward.
Not very encouraging…