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Topic: Dream World / Official Suggestions Thread

Originally posted by weezyfosheezy:

Askon from your conclusion it seems like you want inactive guilds disbanded. For this you could put a minimum of ~30k mobs per guild every week. And if you don’t do that the guild is severely penalized like -1T coins. At 0 the guild is disbanded. For players could be weeded out by having ~1.5k mobs/player on average or be severely penalized same way -1T coins and at 0 guild is disbanded. This would get those guilds/players out quick.

30k mobs/week is much, much too high. There are guilds in the top 20 on S1 that don’t do 30k mobs a week consistently.

Not everyone is a hardcore player, nor should they be required to be one to play DW. It’s difficult enough to keep people playing the game. Giving them an artificially high mob requirement certainly isn’t going to help.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Server 1 Guild Recruitment Thread

Name: Twilight Zone
Initial: TZ

Bonuses: 192% Exp, 1050 Max SP
Fame: 6195 / 3225 total / offensive
Faction Power: 18300

Isendel: 19 | 24 | 27 | 31
Mine: 22 | 31 | 52
Hell: 26 | 1

Level requirement: 70’ish+ (Not to 70 yet? Join our wing guild, TZ2.)

Top 10-15 guild looking for active players who want to work together to make progress. Interested mostly in players who intend to stay a while and will assist with Isendel, mines, Hell, FW, etc. Consistent max offensive fame and FW1 bonuses, 1-3 Mystics built per week, a friendly working environment, and the occasional Golden Earring reference.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Big Bang

Mega Shot
Gun Skill Lv 90
+40 Max Energy
+200 Max Sp
+64% Gun Critical
+10% Gun Block

The class crit bonus is gun-specific, so perhaps the skills are, as well. I wouldn’t think so, but it would explain the lack of extra crit on other weapons.

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

Originally posted by toxicchain45469:

I’m having problems with a few things here. When I go to options and check off quick screen transitions, and say I refresh, it’s suddenly unchecked. Same problem with autofight. I check it off to disable it, then the next fight it’s also suddenly unchecked. If anyone could help out, this would be great, this is very annoying.

It uses cookies to store the settings, so if you have them turned off in your browser, it won’t save them.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Big Bang

Originally posted by weezyfosheezy:

I might have missed where and if kingk upgraded Big Band, but i see it at 15%

From 2nd page of design notes

Big bang: Big Shot gun skill, high damage +15% critical against post-game bosses (overcrit damage outside of cap).

It was updated here: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/35-dream-world/topics/74043-official-announcements-thread?page=2#posts-3152371

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

Originally posted by Maybeso83:

Guild Wall: when I am cleaning up our guild wall and click delete on a post near the bottom it will sometimes also delete one or more posts below it. Not sure if it always deletes to the bottom or not. Happens with fewer than 5 pages of posts when “all” posts selected so I don’t think its a problem of too many posts.

The system automatically removes posts that are more than about 7 days old whenever you add or delete a post.

 
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Topic: Dream World / My Guild is Deleted. :(

Yep, let’s discourage new players from having their own guilds, particularly those who aren’t obsessed with the game and are just casual players. Great idea.

And you guys wonder why the game can’t retain new players….

 
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Topic: Dream World / can't get to isendel and mystic mines

You have to be in a guild to access them.

 
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Topic: Dream World / S2 FW 1 @ 1B

Originally posted by desmonde:

that be my fault. I gave him the wrong info…ooops! I said 50m instead of 100mil. But i believe its still 15mil for s2

Either way, s2 fw1 min requirement is still far easier than s1.

S2 HP was raised to 1b, so it’s now 50m to cap.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Hot Keys for Beginners

They’re also listed at the bottom of the How to Play link.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Just for fun!

Originally posted by weezyfosheezy:
It’s not that I know you are wrong, but your inability to accept any possibility that goes against your thought and ambiguous evidence becomes proof. This is either a trait of closed mindedness and/or narcissism.

We have a winner.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Just for fun!

Originally posted by AlbertoV05:

http://hbr.org/2006/06/more-isnt-always-better/ar/1

When I make fun of KongK’s business model…it’s because being able to code a game doesn’t mean you can adequately run the business of it. Listening to your customers is a gesture you make….it’s not a tangible business model.

And, yet, PM has a game with 20+ million hits on Kong alone that was used by Kong in a case study on how to sustain revenue growth.

Meanwhile, your primary job seems to be trolling a game you don’t even play anymore because you couldn’t keep up after the first week. This has since become the developer’s fault. Right.

Remind me again who the successful one is?

 

Topic: Dream World / energy limit

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Topic: Dream World / Cancelled event

Thanks, kingk.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Cancelled event

He probably doesn’t read every forum post. You might be better off sending him a PM.

Edit: then again…. :)

 
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Topic: Dream World / July 4th event of 2013

Originally posted by Avalokitesvara:

Caesary had legal reasons.
Backyard Monsters was shut down by its Dev.

It wasn’t shut down; it was removed from Kong so the developer could funnel people through another site, presumably for financial reasons. It’s still available elsewhere.

 
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Topic: Dream World / History is important

Originally posted by AlbertoV05:

They don’t like me. But…I am a member of the site…and for good or ill…I’m extended the same rights as everyone else. By ignoring a threat on my person…a threat that was to be “rid” of me….they’ve created a world where the forums are open game for any comment. What’s worse than expressing a desire to be “rid” of someone? That prison would be worth it?

Originally posted by kwll:

funny enough he does have a point….It is against ToS to say you are going to harm a player…the post should of have been removed…just saying

Oh, you poor baby. You’ve done nothing but whine, bitch, moan, troll, and name-call for years and now you’re feeling slighted by the mods? That’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.

 
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Topic: Dream World / A rule clarification is in need, I believe.

Originally posted by omark96:

Well, the thing is that without a rule clarification then it’s hard to know if what you’re doing is in accordance with the rules. For example, changing the color from yellow to green would just change the link and give you the same link that theoretically could exist on someone’s profile page. The share links aren’t unique to the time of sharing, they’re only unique for each player. A 6 months old link looks exactly the same as a newly shared one.

No clarification is needed. Changing the link is URL manipulation, which is an exploit, which violates the rules.

The severity of the exploit is up for debate; the fact that it is an exploit is not.

 
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Topic: Dream World / A rule clarification is in need, I believe.

URL manipulation is a pretty obvious exploit of a weakness in the crystal system. We just like to pretend that it isn’t. Exploits are prohibited in the thread that you linked.

If memory serves, URL exploits were specifically addressed not too long after Server 2 launched, though I can’t find the related thread at the moment. I believe that at least one person was banned, though I recall that it was for a URL exploit related to player profiles.

 
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Topic: Dream World / History is important

Ah, the big lie. Keep saying it long enough and it’ll become true. Except that it just makes you look silly, because it’s so ridiculous.

It’s been free since day one. Thousands of people have played it since the beginning without paying a cent. You could get all of the Kongregate badges without paying a cent. You always could.

 
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Topic: Dream World / History is important

Originally posted by AlbertoV05:

Should Netflix make their service more agreeable to people who can’t pay to use it? Anyway…it’s a lost cause now. Too late to change anything.

Comparing the game to Netflix makes zero sense. Netflix wasn’t advertised as a free service, didn’t start off as a free service, and hasn’t spent its existence being available for free to those who don’t want to pay. Not to mention that it’s in a completely different industry.

A better comparison would be nearly every other similar game – hundreds or thousands of them – on Kongregate, Facebook, and other sites. Nearly all of them are free if you want them to be, nearly all of them offer free goodies to keep people interested, particularly those who don’t want to pay, and nearly all of them offer boosted advancement for cash.

 
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Topic: Dream World / History is important

Originally posted by Yippidydodah:

no one wants to admit it but we know alb is right… the freebies killed this game

Quite the opposite. The freebies brought the game to people other than those who wanted to blow hundreds or thousands of dollars on it. Had it been made primarily pay-to-play, as he’s been demanding/whining about for two years, only a tiny fraction of the player base would have stayed longer than the time it took to figure that only the independently wealthy should bother with it.

 
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Topic: Dream World / Can't access Server 2

A little late, but here’s a link to connect to server 2 directly:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/kingk/dream-world?kv_sn=2

 
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Topic: Dream World / Lets get real.

Originally posted by Tumalu:

I think the only way to get real is to understand what’s going on. This game is no longer what it used to be. As the developer said, the game is not making as much revenue as it used to – it has become a lower priority compared to the other games. Therefore, you need to lower your standards and expect nothing new to be released.

You cannot rely on the developer to prevent this game from dying – which means you can only rely on yourself. The community isn’t exactly helping either. All of the negativity floating around isn’t exactly helping people stay. The community needs to reach out to new players and give them a reason to keep playing.

Well said. Expecting it to get the same amount of developer attention as a newer game (read: better source of revenue) is unrealistic. As you noted, the developer has made it clear that it’s no longer a top priority, which, frankly, is understandable. That’s how the gaming world usually operates.

Re: negativity — this forum, in particular, has devolved into people desperate for attention and/or people incessantly rehashing the same “the game is dying” routine that we’ve been hearing for about two years now. If it’s so bad, find something else to play.

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

Looks like the totals are from the prior week, so it didn’t update.