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Topic: Outernauts / Leveling - Where to start?

You should level it up (to max, ideally, and steroid it) and then fuse it with the other one if your intention is making the main one stronger. Or just fuse it immediately if you want to improve its breeding chance. The boost to the main one’s stats is based on the sacrificed one’s stats.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Vote for the Best of 2012 Quest!

The games aren’t getting worse, just the people rating.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Medium Badge?

Originally posted by infomage27:

finish all the regular missions (one of those is a 3-squad).
then do the first paid mission (the hammer/axe/something of something else).
do that completely. (one of the sub-missions has 3 squad battles)
then do it again.
(i paid for it with my starting ounces, so no out-of-pocket cost)

with a half-decent deck, took me maybe 5 hours end to end, including doing some side quests and various other random bullshit in an attempt to find more 3 squad-battles. annoying, and i hate this game too, but dunno if you can do it much faster anyway…

Confirming, my way is faster. The strength of the barbarians faced when attacking someone’s island is based on your level and has a good chance of being a 3v3. So as soon as you have 1-2 strong squads with a third filler squad and have the portal attacks option available you can get the badge without much trouble.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Medium Badge?

Use the portal to attack somebody as soon as the option is unlocked. I got 2/3 by level 4-5 or so having bought 2 element standard boosters and a couple of random basics.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

Open with a tank and you’re inviting something to pop up that you really don’t want to activate, like draconian

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

Sometimes I opened with vigil. Because it’s a strong all-round card and having two of them meant I didn’t have to tie myself in knots trying to keep it alive, although if I’d only had one I’d be saving it for a drop against the kind of cards you’re talking about. Dropping something with no offensive power like peace keeper has the risk of allowing them to develop a really strong card like vigil or draconian, with the heal from commander and 1 armor there’s a good chance a first 3 cards draw won’t have anything that can deal the damage to knock it out before activation. An enfeebler (or cyclone vs imperial) follow-up helping a lot. Mortar is easily my preferred opening though.

Maybe I did play the deck badly, I did get quite a few unlucky match-ups. Note: anyone playing baldy probably has an emp and 2+ good assault rares.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

Originally posted by phooltk:

I was pretty happy to see this in (current at time of posting) gold.

I shuffled the deck around a bit, saw tank and nightstalker both saw play.

Results:

… ouch. Had to fight fory top 50%. The deck looked good but ended up sucking rather badly. Lacked siege, speed, and action cards.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Suggestion] Tyrant is losing drastically his player base from the start of 2012 so...

Originally posted by shian:

I think this game really lacks good end game. Tournaments are the only thing that’s really fun for me. Even that has gotten really boring after getting Heracles its just way too easy. Faction wars are great too but I fell like I don’t have too much control over them.

Yes. Here’s a non-payer’s perspective.

More focus on the multi-player aspect is needed. We need more enclave sealed calibre material. The rest of the game is uselessly circular grinding to optimise grinding, unless you play standards, which lack the balance to be interesting. Adding new chapters to the campaign isn’t lengthening the endgame. And if the game is good – has depth* – then the community will ensure the pvp aspect remains rewarding for a long time to come.

*PS: it doesn’t, due largely to balance issues

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

I was pretty happy to see this in (current at time of posting) gold.

I shuffled the deck around a bit, saw tank and nightstalker both saw play.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Moderation getting out of hand

This forum is complete garbage. There are usually about 2-3 threads on the front page I might consider opening at any given time. It’s too late to save this stinking swill pile of adolescent impotence but whatever, by all means keep trying.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / What raid rewards are worth grinding for?

Originally posted by steveyruggles:

Kor for Gatling towers
enclave for azure reapers
jotun for rhinos and hephatat
sentinel for hover pods

If wall stalls come back into the meta, undertaker from hydra is a nice card to have.

The rest is just luxury and collecting really.

Precisely this and in this order. Only other likely specific needs may be hellions for skimmer decks, stavros for wall decks.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

Originally posted by phooltk:

These are my best two decks recently, gold and hw (10k entry) respectively. I haven’t played much HW so I’m not too good at it, probably should be using or subbing in a zephyr funnel or landing pods or going full fear with landing pods and a reduced deck.

These were 1% (3rd) and 10%, the hw only playing 40 or so minutes but I think I would have struggled for 5% – needed a second blitz precursor really, bad draws would allow a QB to decimate me.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Destiny

Blight Tainter’s interesting but you definitely wouldn’t be spamming 10 of them… 4 or so, perhaps.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

These are my best two decks recently, gold and hw (10k entry) respectively. I haven’t played much HW so I’m not too good at it, probably should be using or subbing in a zephyr funnel or landing pods or going full fear with landing pods and a reduced deck.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Honored Champions of Hope

There will reach a point where it’s no longer financially viable to expand the game as projections for revenue won’t offset projected development costs. Tyrant seems to be doing OK for the meanwhile though.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / DEVS!! Pricing of WBs needs addressing.

It usually leaks through when a game is designed with monetisation at the forefront of game design. Games like Farmville probably have a bigger team of psychologists than devs. I’ll leave it to you to determine which decisions are made with what in mind in Tyrant’s case, gameplay vs profit potential.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your sealed decks, let people guess

It’s rare for me to feel unsure about what cards to pick, I post this selection because it was an exception. An unusual deck for the number of paired cards (hatchet+malort, righteous+rally structure, raiders+rally structure, xeno+rally structure) didn’t have time to actually play this tourney properly though, I did get a couple of matches in. I’d be interested to know what you’d play here, and how many cards to take, considering too many will block the pairs but as the cards are weak you easily get nuked out early, the deck’s very reliant on a strong start.

(the deck shown isn’t what I ran)

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Achievement: Common Imperials

The only challenge here would be balancing killing too fast with allowing a couple of nasty units to activate and work they’re way through your team. Considering II spam is a decently strong deck for 170 though you’ll probably just get it in passing.

I think this achievement was intended as a homage to to II spam.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Top 5 best commons, uncommons, rares and Legendaries?

ignoring post and responding to title, considering use in missions, getting reward cards, as poor man’s substitutes, and other situational uses

commons – quilled blaster, daizon, dark wings, sulfuris sentry, impulse walker, sawblade, vampire, irradiated infantry, microgen, sub delver, ryoko, signal towers
uncommons – plated brute, fury walker, sundering ogre, dominated hatchlings, dalia, malort, prism, fortified cannons, rally flag, emanuel, thadius, patrol cruiser, angelwing, stealth dispatcher, dragoon hunters, devastator, valkyrie, chimera, brawler
cba rares and legendaries

 
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Topic: Tyrant / LOL Wut?!?

Hilarious… Jiaozi is the chinese word for dumplings, by the way.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / is Hellgazer a threat currently?

Yeah, people make way too big a deal of how cleanse adds to raksha’s survivability. It’s often more helpful vs jam than disease, which I find is usually applied to raksha (and raksha killed) before it can activate, when at all. That’s not to say cleanse isn’t useful, very strong ability to have in any deck on any card.

Disease looks like it should be a counter for refresh but really spike damage is more reliable. Rally, enfeeble, swipe… I’d rather land disease on some a couple of SCs or regen trolls than a refresh card.

weaken 3/play definitely not negligible either. Neutralising a card for one turn to let your card survive to activate could easily turn the tide of a game in a scenario such as strike vs strike (e.g. disposer vs disposer), while then presenting a possible damage sponge for more strikes. Has some synergy with scarab as well, which is already not horribly far behind kilgore.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [SPOILER] Phobos Aftermath

Can you use more than 1 radiance? Dropping 2-4 of the nastiest 4 waits then dropping a few radiance until they’re good to support themselves seems like a real threat.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Has the meta changed?

I’ve come across two people running decks with multiple sickles, invasion coordinator and various other miscellaneous strong cards. Think there was an acropolis in there and maybe a warehouse. It was an ok deck, not really top tier.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / More Standard Tournaments

Originally posted by procrasturbation:

Sealed are not about getting cards.
I just play sealed without keeping the cards.

They are the most interesting part of the game, you got to make something out of what you get. Maybe a principle out of you reach.
You, get A LOT of wins in standards with your deck, good for you. your stereotyped deck makes me sick actually. OK IM and atlas are cool.

I’m fucking AGAINST your proposal, because standards are full of alts, and for many more reasons.
Sealed are the only crowded tourneys so you two can only think a little more.

SO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

hear, hear.

Sealed tourneys are the game’s only PvP that isn’t just a complete rock-paper-scissors fest where you know the other players units (+/- 1 or 2) from the moment you see their commander. It’s the largest test of both in-battle player skills and deck-building skills. It’s the game’s endgame and for some the only part of the game that has any purpose. Sealed tournaments with enclave’s power parity should be half the game, as well as various new closed deck options.

I’ll agree the reward system could use updating but I see the small card pool as an incentive to try new parts of the game, which is exactly the kind of thing rewards should be used for. Not a ‘reach grind level x repeatedly doing y’ like many of the rewards. I would support a change such as a 50% chance cards won are a random card from the set played rather than from the standard pool. This would also go some way towards justifying HW’s prohibitive entry price.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Hellgazer?

scarab is useless vs rhino/dracorex though and that’s a dangerous matchup for strike. Scarab and kilgore are very comparable for sure, just edging each other out in various situations.