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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Atlantis + Pangea Merge Details

Details: Servers will go down for maintenance as usual (10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday night), and will be brought back up at 1:00 AM PDT Thursday morning.

Hero of Gaia Merger Rules of Official servers(Atlantis and Pangea)
Dear Players,
Now that Heroes of Gaia has been up and running for over a year and a half, we wanted to take a brief moment to thank all of you. We’ve had a lot of fun playing with you, and watching you play our games…and we hope you’ve had a lot of fun too. Now that we have fixed one of the problems we ran into earlier, it is now time to fulfill the request that many of you have had: to merge Atlantis and Pangea. Below are the logistical details for the Merge, if you have any questions we will do our best to answer them. Thanks for all of your support!
HOG Team
1. Data Handling after Merger

1) All your data (fame, Action Points, Heroes, Troops, etc)
Status: Will remain unchanged

2) Gamers’ mines
Status: All will be discarded

3) Gamers’ castles and sub cities
Status: Will be replaced as the generate rules. Data of all cities will be kept.

4) Guild
Status: Will remain unchanged

5) Capitol
Status: All Capitols will be reset.

6) Gamers’ position in guild
Status: Will remain unchanged

7) Heroes in Arena
Status: Return back to their main Castle

8) Heroes outside and heroes in mines
Status: Return back to castles.

10) Gamers’ position in kingdom & contribution
Status: All will be cleared.

11) Same account
Status:
If one account has two characters in the two servers, the system will automatically default to keep the character with the highest fame. (if you want to keep the lower one ,please contact an in-game GM before Wednesday)

12) Heroes in Capitals
Status: Heroes go back to Main Castle.

3. Character Saving Rules in Merger
The rules contains character preservation rules, an exclusion clause and free statement. We will modify all the following rules periodically in accordance with the status of the game.

1) When the servers go through the merger, the following characters’ information will be saved: fame, castles and sub cities, buildings level and technology level, remaining resources in all cities, units in cities and units with heroes, all heroes, heroes rank and other relevant information, package capacity and all items in package. (For guild information saving, see the exclusion clause ) All public function information such as characters mines and capitals will be reset.

2) If one account has two characters in the two servers, the system will automatically default to keep the character with the highest fame. (if you want to keep the lower one ,please contact our GM before 17th Mar.)

3) Gamers’ points in all planning servers will be moved to the merger server after the movement.

4) All players will get a “Castle Teleporter” after Merger.

Exclusion Clause
1) If a gamer has many characters and the system doesn’t save the character as the guild leader, the guild will be automatically disbanded. All members’ guild information in this guild will be cleared.
2) If a gamer’s character which is a guild leader is frozen due to violations of Hero of Gaia game rules, and the system doesn’t save the character during server merger period. The character’s information including all the other members’ information in this guild will be cleared. And we will not restore that for you.

Free Statement
1) Gamers have to comply with Hero of Gaia gamer rules, when we are processing character saving. If your account were permafrozen during the merger due to violation of game rules, we will not accept any character reservations application.
2) If these rules contrary to the relevant provisions of Hero of Gaia, then please follow the Hero of Gaia rules.
3) Gamers accept the above rules, will accept account terms of Snail Game..

4. Merger FAQ
1) If my account is frozen, and I change my mind about what account I want…am I screwed?
Answer: Though your account is deleted, your character information will remain in the database. So it’ still kept after the merger, and you don’t have to worry!

2) Will the ongoing building, researching or training continue during server merger?
Answer: The process will stop when the server is closed. And it will continue if the server is opened. Nothing will be restarted, they will just be “paused”

3) Will the items, such as VIP cards continue to work during the merger?
Answer: Item function will stop to work when server is closed. And it will continue when the server is opened. Items such as that will not waste any time during the merge itself.

4) What about all my units in the Infirmary? Are they safe?
Answer: Yes. They may get a little lonely without you, but they will be waiting for you to log back in.

5) Will heroes go to joint defense be back to castle after merger? If the defender’s information is deleted after merger, shall the heroes go to joint defense be back to castle ?
Sample 1. If gamer A go to help gamer B, will A’s hero return to castle?
Answer: Yes. A’s hero will be back from Joint defense.
Sample 1.If gamer A go to help gamer B, and gamer B’s information is deleted, will A’s hero return to castle?
Answer: Yes. A’s hero will be back from Joint defense.

6) Will friends list will be saved? What about friends who are deleted or frozen?
Answer: Yes your list will be saved, but players who are deleted or frozen will be removed.

7) Will the mails be saved?
Answer: We are sorry that you will lose them. If you have any emails with important information, we suggest you copy them over to a word document, or screenshot them (if they are juicy and you may want to blackmail another player in the future)

8) Will all the information in INFO be saved?
Answer: That data will all be wiped.

9) Will all information on ranking list be kept?
Answer: Nope, rankings will be repopulated after the merger.

10) All tasks will be saved? (Main tasks)
Answer: Server merger is unrelated to tasks.

11) What should be done, if there are the same name in the saving information?
Sample, Gamer A in Titan has a castle named Mayday, while gamer B in Sparta also has his castle named Mayday.
Answer: Castle name is different from account name and character name. Gamers can have cities with the same name.

12 There will be many castles with no owners and there are also some characters that cannot be controlled. Will the system automatically delete them after 30 days?
Answer: Yes, any character inactive more than 30 days will be deleted according to the character deletion rules.

13) If the guild leader was deleted, but we still have the guild, then will the system automatically select a new guild leader for us?
Answer: If the guild leader was deleted, the system will randomly select the gamer with higher fame as the new one.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] May 13th-15th Top-up Bonuses

Top-up in Heroes of Gaia between May 13th and 15th to earn the following bonuses!

Note: Top-ups are cumulative and will be sent out May 16th. Example: If you top up 50 on the 13th, 14th, and 15th you will receive the reward for 150 points.

Top-up Bracket: 50 Points
Rewards: 1 Everlasting life, 1 Silver, 1 Goddess Blessing

Top-up Bracket: 150 Points
Rewards: 2 Everlasting life, 2 Silver, 3 Goddess Blessing

Top-up Bracket: 500 Points
Rewards: 3 Everlasting Life, 2 Scroll of the Inner Circle, 4 Silver, 5 Goddess Blessing

Top-up Bracket: 1000 Points
Rewards: 5 Everlasting Life, 4 Scroll of the Inner Circle, 9 Silver, 7 Goddess Blessing, 2 General’s Equipment Card

Top-up Bracket: 3000 Points
Rewards: 10 Everlasting Life, 6 Scroll of the Inner Circle, 15 Silver, 10 Goddess Blessing, 4 General’s Equipment

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Daily Events

We’ve heard your cries, and have brought back the Weekday and Weekend events!

Every weekday, there will be Double Exp from 12:00-13:00 server time, and double resources from battle at 20:00-21:00.

But don’t forget about the weekends, because we’re having Double Exp from 00:00-12:00, and 50% AP from 12:00-24:00.

Thanks for playing Heroes of Gaia!

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Recruit + info - lvl 5 The foreign Legion - top 20

I highly recommend this faction. Joined them when they were much smaller…but now we are super-active and climbing to the top!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] FIX BATTLE LAG

We’re working to figure out how fix this without requiring more frequent maintenance. Sorry about the inconvenience.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] FIX BATTLE LAG

The battle lag is starting to progressively become worse again? I’ll let our people know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ministry of War] Hire different artists

Have you tried a different Civ?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ministry of War] Highest Kongregate level?

I was super into Kongai for the first month or two…then got bored and stopped collecting cards.

184 is CRAZY though. lol.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] New Player Guide + Wiki Link

Welcome to Heroes of Gaia! If you’re new to the game, the two following links will be invaluable to helping you get on your feet as quick as possible.

http://heroesofgaia.com/events/guide/
http://heroesofgaia.wikia.com

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Converting troops should NOT cost silver

Originally posted by nettika:

My biggest issue with the silver is it biases the game that much more toward US timezone players. Since cap battles always run at the same time of day, there are a number of other players around the world, especially Europe and Asia, who have trouble making them on a regular basis. I’d like to see one or two other ways to get small amounts of silver in game.

That’s a very valid point, and one that we will take under heavy consideration. Thank you.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] FIX BATTLE LAG

Originally posted by FtotheA:

It’s gone!!! Thank you SnailGames!!! This game is so much more awesomer now :D

:)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] FIX BATTLE LAG

Originally posted by thewaterduck:

i am noticing greatly increased lag 6:00-8:00pm EST (can we give strokke some real answers guys lets get this shit reported so snail can get off their asses. us not giving specifics is part of the problem. strokke is one of the best gms out there he helps and is hilarious.) there are a two hours i notice an extreme increase but i am sure there are others

Thank you :)

As Summ pointed out, the more specific feedback we get the easier it will be for our team to identify and fix the problems.

It’s one thing to file a report that says something along the lines of “These are the specific experiences we are having”, and another to file one that says “These are the specific experiences we are having AND here are the same experiences echoed by all of our users”

Thank you all for helping us out on this. We’ve been doing our best to get this fixed, we just hit a roadbump and needed to comeback for more feedback.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] FIX BATTLE LAG

We’re looking for more specific details:

Is this happening on all servers except Hydra?

Is this happening in all battle types, or just the arena/instances?

Do you notice any fluctuations in the lag or is it consistent?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Game killer! Not a good move!

We’ve done our best to make the shop affordable and fair, but we will always consider making changes if necessary.

It’s a tricky situation, and we’ll do our best to monitor it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Censor

I’m heading into the office today to update the filter :)

It will go in at next maintenance. Sorry about that, you sexy cucumbers.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Where are my Badges?

Originally posted by Mouse42:

I’ve done everything necessary to get the two hard badges and still no sign of them.
Hurry up & award them so I can stop playing this game.

Or we could not reward them….and you’ll be stuck here forever!

(Take a screenshot and submit to Kong if you aren’t getting your badges)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ministry of War] Highest Kongregate level?

Main Kongregate Account level :)

I basically wanted to brag about all my badges! http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Strokke

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Stuffed Rice Card

Originally posted by AutoMaticK:
Originally posted by kakashi870:
Originally posted by Strokke:
Originally posted by Letio:

they seem to be putting too many items in shop that will totally ruin the game balance.

Just because we added new items in the expansion does not mean they will be in the shop. The Rice cards have actually been in the game since rise of the guilds.

How… Whaaa… Where on earth could you of found them ingame?

Perhaps you misunderstand. They have been programmed into the game, but not implemented, perhaps due to the fact that doing such would cause imbalance.

Exactly :) Thanks for helping clear that up.

We will do our best to preserve the integrity of the gameplay, which means a lot of behind-the-scenes decisions that you guys usually don’t know about. Because we love you.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Stuffed Rice Card

Originally posted by Letio:

they seem to be putting too many items in shop that will totally ruin the game balance.

Just because we added new items in the expansion does not mean they will be in the shop. The Rice cards have actually been in the game since rise of the guilds.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ministry of War] Highest Kongregate level?

I discovered Snail because I was trying to get the HoG badges :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Heroes of Gaia: Ascension FULL PATCH NOTES!

It doesn’t notify when players log off, though.

We’ll consider it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ministry of War] Highest Kongregate level?

Unless MoW is one of your favorite games, you don’t count :)

(64 is impressive, though)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Heroes of Gaia: Ascension FULL PATCH NOTES!

Originally posted by doomsbringer:

Couldnt they have saved time by saying “Changing most gameplay. Deal with it.”?

Nobody would have believed us :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Ministry of War] Highest Kongregate level?

Alright, I just hit 27 this weekend and was curious….what types of Kong levels are some of our MoW players?

Who is the highest?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post here if you need a blue portal shooter or orange portal shooter.

Need one more orange!!! Already sent out my blues.