Recent posts by Spirrowmint on Kongregate

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Topic: Rise of Mythos / RNG my Ass

Just so you know…
The “super luck” has struck me a few times. I am a VIP zero, and have defeated a few whales in PvP ONLY because it appeared that crit hits were stuck “ON” for me and “OFF” for my whale opponent.
In one instance, both my opponent and I found it so odd that we chatted about it after the match. We both agreed that it was impossible for him to have won using strategy or better cards because… I blocked every one of his attacks and critted on ever single one of mine.
And you are right.. it is impossible to calculate the odds on crits, blocks, and other random events in this game. Mostly because there is no simulator (like there is for Tyrant, where you can crunch out a thousand matches in a matter of minutes) and because no one is keeping track of all the data.
For example… The first Heaven event, where we flipped over “random” cards to try and get the ONE legendary Angel, many players said “The legendary card was the very LAST card to be picked in the pile.”
It seems like a very odd coincidence. And the one or two people who refuted it on the forums were .. well.. “known trolls.” When six players say that the legendary was the last card in the pile, I tend to think that it wasn’t as random as the game devs say it is. (That is not including me.. who would make it seven)
I understand that Gamefuse and its Chinese parent company are under no obligation to make things random, or fair, or even ethical. The whole point of pay to win games is to have people pay more money to win. Its like electronic gambling. Except… there is no authority out there who has any rules about posting the true odds for any of the game play.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / RNG my Ass

Ok… for all you math geeks…
There are TWO problems with the probability that is listed in the game.
First problem- A very legitimate limitation on the ability of a computer program to come up with truly random numbers. It is just a fact… computer programs that make “random numbers” will base it off of the game clock, or a list of “the next number used will be…” or some complicated math sequence that should generate a number, any number, etc.
And as we all know, the code in this game is patching and faulty anyways. I’m pretty sure they copied or “borrowed” someone else’s random number generator. That doesn’t make true random numbers.
Second problem- The Chinese programmer.
That’s right. Play some of these other “pay to win” games. And start keeping track of the math. I was really shocked when another player told me “Yeah, don’t play this game. Cause you will spend real money to up your success rate to 100% success, but still fail every fourth try. And I do mean.. you will succeed exactly three times, then fail the fourth, then succeed three more times, then fail the fourth..”
Does anyone remember the rigged angel draw in this game? Or how they changed the odds with the specialty packs so most people wasted money and only got Dark Elf?
Gamefuse
Please surprise me and um.. give a “poop”. Or just respond. Or just say “Yeah, unfortunately Rangers will always dominate because the code is whack busted and we have no authority or ability to do anything about it cause the game designers are in china and don’t care, just so long as they get regular paychecks from Kongregate, and when they don’t get those paychecks, chances are, the game will get turned off cause this stuff isn’t free, and no one in the US side of Gamefuse is going to work for free…”

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Celestia is broken

Sorry to hear about the false advertising.
I had something similar happen to me in-game.
I got this letter from Gamefuse telling me that I had won a million dollar lotto. From a prince in Nigeria. It was the Reader’s Digest sweepstakes! All I had to do was buy some of these fake Viagra pills and send my personal information, sign up just 18 other people for the time share… And all the cards I would ever want would be mine in the game!
You have a better chance at getting your money back from that prince in Nigeria than you do getting Gamefuse to give back your gold. Or you rmoney. Or apologize. Or even acknowledge that there is an issue.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / [Official Event] Players vs GMs - Win a Free Fire Opal

I want to fight one of the GMs.
I just can’t find my bikini.
And where is the tub of jello we will fight in?

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / I love the game, I love every one of you——Stories behind the scene

Too little.
Far too late.
Gamefuse had a chance to address all the issues. Unfortunately, the Chinese parent company wasn’t talking to their USA counterparts. Or just giving bad info. Or … who cares.
Every other post about updates had errors in it. Some errors were comical misspellings, while others were just wrong information.
The customer service issues were not resolved in a timely fashion. It was never explained why it takes more than two weeks for a support ticket to be answered.
Here is a big tip. When someone puts in a support ticket- answer them right away. Say something. Say anything. Say “Hi, we are looking into this!” And then come up with a solution within seven days or less. It doesn’t need to be a solution that everyone likes. It just needs to be RESOLVED.
You don’t proof read your posts. You don’t proof read your updates. You don’t answer support tickets. You post conflicting information on the forums… Are you really surprised that the game isn’t a “smashing success”?

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Red ball club

Originally posted by dias17se:

is ghost spirrowmint ? not sure who he is

What? If you know me…. then you know I don’t make dupe accts on kong. Or play troll games. Dunno who “Ghost of DNA” is. Never liked DNA. Thought he was a braggart and a whinger. Safe to say I would never want to associate myself with him.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Come and claim your trivia gold!

Spirrowmint
Stone Ruins
Won both trivia 200 gold

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Gold strike - Fire opals

Originally posted by TigerLust:
Originally posted by Makaveliatti:companies usually put a term in the section of the termsandconditions saying a variation of, “we are allowed to modify this intellectual property upon our sole discretion, and do not need to be notifying anybody etc etc”

This isn’t about the companies legal rights…

It’s about the fact that they a) lied about it b) it was a feature that many were looking forward to and c) only changed it because they are exceedingly more greedy then the average company.

This is sadly just a continuing notion of the problems this game has had for a long time where they lie and maliciously tweak things to cheat people. Such as when devs adjusted the content of packs when they are on sale in game to have a lower turnout of leg cards and often rigged (such as the Zeeva event, the Dark Elf event, etc). Or more recently when no one seems to have gotten the gold from the 2 “Trivia” promos posted on these forums.

And finally, there was a belief that the “new company” taking over would not be as bad as gamefuse. Nothing seems to have changed thou, still the game playing us, not the other way around.

Ok… I will explain all this.. AGAIN!
Gamefuse is a shell company. They are owned by the Chinese developers. The yanks (sorry.. AMERICANS) who work at Gamefuse are there ONLY to do minor customer service. All the power is back in China. So there is a language barrier, time zone issue, etc.
Stop complaining that Stormshade, Trine, Replacement Trine (forgot her name) “lied to us” or “posted stuff that never happened” or “ended event too soon!”
Stormeshade and all the other people working at Gamefuse are like the receptionist at the front desk. They don’t have any authority other than to re-route your call to the proper person in China. Stormshade has no ability to start, extend, reduce, enlarge, modify any part of the actual game or any of the in game events. All he can do is escalate tickets and call China when something is broken.
As for the Chinese developers… who knows whats going on over there. Maybe they drank milk with plastic in it or licked too many hot wheel cars and got lead poisoning. I will agree, they are doing some really dumb stuff.
Just put the blame where the blame goes.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Gold strike - Fire opals

Originally posted by Stratocumulus:
Originally posted by Finale_matter:

SNIP

You are telling why you should not pay a ton of money for this game.

Not because you should not pay at all for this game. You can pay 0-50 bucks for this game too, and call it a day.
With 50 bucks you have Master Pack access which you can get through rubies and stuff, and for plenty of top players here it is all they need.
There are some good event cards, but they will eventually appear in the VIP-0 Event Packs anyway.

And every game has players who spend ridiculous amounts, not only Rise of Mythos. It is only natural game designers put a few things in a game for them to buy. I have seen this with literally all games, so quit complaining about them. You are there to decide how much you pay for yourself. Let others pay whatever they want.

Yes…. I’ve seen people spend thousands of dollars on Assassin’s Creed, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Halflife, Portal, Halo, Age of Empires….
Oh… wait…
No I haven’t.
Pay to win games- I rate them right up there with pyramid schemes, door to door “marketing” and casino gambling.
I think the real complaint here isn’t so much the huge amounts spent on a flash game, but rather… value for the money spent. I’d be happy to pay ten euros a week on a game. If the game was interesting, fun, and not full of bugs, glitches, and poor customer service.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Compensation for downtime June 3rd

Originally posted by pineappledog:

My advise to stormshade, give good compensation for this entire cluster of F ups or give nothing at all. If i get a few K’s silver, crystals, elixirs and a couple of epic gems in mail I will be far more annoyed than if I get nothing.

If you have been reading the forums…
You know that Stormshade has no input. He can escalate tickets and pass along information. He doesn’t make the compensation packs. He doesn’t fix people’s accounts. He doesn’t reset towers, replace cards, refund, replace, fix or do any of these things.
All he does is escalate tickets to the Chinese devs.
That’s it.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Stormshade, I dare you..

Originally posted by blindlight36:
Originally posted by pineappledog:
Originally posted by Syrupz:
Originally posted by pineappledog:

Now I dare him to post another one before event acknowledging the local season rewards failure.

It has been addressed already. I’ve been posting it places so people don’t miss it.

http://forum.gamebox.com/viewthread.jsp?tid=8279&extra=page%3D1

That is gamebox’s response to an identical issue on their game called Ancient summoner. This game is run by gamefuse and called rise of mythos.

If gamebox fix their game within 4 days, your assumption gamefuse will is blind and with no source.

GF posted identically on FB, prob was escalated back to the devs who said theyd fix in 4 days and they parrot back to us

It’s called “laziness”
or “stalling”
Maybe its just “so-greedy-we-don’t-bother-to-try”

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Missing Local Rewards With Pic Proof!

Originally posted by dias17se:

Post on gamefuse.com forum. This isn´t the correct place.

See…. that’s part of the problem.
If a dev hosts a game on Kongregate, then the dev should check the Kongregate forums. Or have a working (and timely) customer support system set up in the game.
Since its obvious that the in-game support system is broken, then GF should check the forums, or make a single thread saying “Post bugs that need fixing here!” instead of insisting that we go to some third party website and post there.
(Mind you… posting on the GF website doesn’t speed anything up. Or do anything. So far as I know. So far as I have seen and experienced)

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Rise of Mythos Anniversary Trivia ROUND 2!

Angel Warder
Spirrowmint
Stone Ruins

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Happy Birthday Rise of Mythos!

card: Pisces
name: Spirrowmint
Server: Stone Ruins

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE WE GO

I think they just need to take down that “Top CCG on Kong!” label. Since Rise of Mythos isn’t top CCG.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / If Dna can do it, So can I!

Originally posted by blindlight36:

if I had a nickel for every time someone told me theyd solved the game with pure MATH

Unfortunately…. this game uses a new kind of “chinese” math. Where you can still fail with 100% success rate, never get the card listed even though it is “Likely” to come in a booster pack, and the length of a game event will only last as long as the next time the developer sees a flock of cranes fly over head.
Oops! There go some cranes! Time to close the new Angel event!

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / If Dna can do it, So can I!

Originally posted by floppynoodles:
Originally posted by Spirrowmint:

About “retiring” from a flash game….

I am going to be forced to believe that you in fact do since you went out of your way to post this.

LOL- implying that because I read the forums, and occasionally post in here… that I care if someone quits the game.
You just like to start fights, dontcha floppy?
I might feel obliged to post in your “I quit!” thread too… Maybe a picture of lemmings running off a cliff. Still doesn’t mean that I care.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Retirement Thread x DNA x Meowski

Originally posted by floppynoodles:

I think a lot of the other players should thank you for retiring DNA. And gamefuse too!

I see a LOT of whales who had otherwise given up on number one spot furious investing now that the way is clear. Just madly trying to spend up to get that number 1 spot now that they feel they have a chance. Like DNA or hate him, even when players copied his decks card for card, even when players cheated to duplicate cards to try and beat him, they all failed. He put money and more money in, and should be lauded for the money he spent.

I think people are butt-hurt most for the level of money he spent more than anything.

You really do take yourself too seriously.
No venom. It’s no secret that DNA and I didn’t get along. I’d start a thread, or make a post, and DNA would comment something along the lines of “You are vip zero… so you don’t count” or “the answer to your problem is…. buy more gold!”
He is a self proclaimed “top contributor” to this game. If you call all the condescending and snarky comments as “contribution.”
Is he the top whale? Um… sure. Why not!
Is he the top player? Who knows. Once you jump off the cliff of free fall spending on a flash game, its kinda hard to tell if its the skill, or the absurd amount of cash you threw into it.
Most of the time… I ignored him. I put him in the same spot as lolololol and Twerk.
I’d be polite, nod my head and smile, all the while doing my best to not really care.
Just like I don’t care if DNA quit or kept playing.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Retirement Thread x DNA x Meowski

Originally posted by ManuelDevil:
Originally posted by Pinchfire:

“Mommy, I want a new toy!” Pathetic thread, just like the user who started it.

He do the same on tyrant

Looking at this baby, and imagining that DNA’s nasal and monotone voice coming from it explaining “how hard it is to play well at card games…”
I couldn’t stop laughing

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / If Dna can do it, So can I!

About “retiring” from a flash game….

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Rise of Mythos Maintenance 5/7 6 - 10 PM PDT


New mini game in update called “Pull my finger!”
Yer gonna love it! Its a gas!

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Retirement Thread x DNA x Meowski

Wait….
You outspend 99% of the player base, then complain that its too easy and too expensive?
Quit if you want. Half the challenge of the game is doing as much as you can with the little that you got.
Sounds like the common downfall of whales. When it gets too easy, it gets boring.
Of course, that’s the way “pay to win” games usually go.
Hope you find a challenging game that you can fall in love with. And one that won’t empty your wallet at the same time.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Of Two Minds

They will never lower prices.
Once the whales all start leaving… and the buying goes down… The game will get shut down and Youme or whatever the parent company of Gamefuse is over there in China will just poop out another game.
And make it flashy.
And charge high prices for “exclusive one time offers!”
I’m pretty sure this same company has been putting games on Kong for a few years now. And its always the same tune. “Buy this godlike warhammer that once you own it.. you can defeat any free player every time!”
The parent company is not looking for sustainable games. They want to get rich quick, then move on to the next scheme.
So wait if you want… but chances are… once the mice stop dancing to the pied piper… another game with another piper will pop up to replace this one.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / what is the goal of this game

Much easier for “free player” to do well in Tyrant than for them to do well in Rise of Mythos. Also… less time needed to do “daily chores” to get gold/warbonds in Tyrant. I figure when I want to get the “free fifteen gold” per day I have to waste at least two hours running around doing all the daily chores. In Tyrant, I just need to log in, click something, then log out. All my energy spent in one mouse click, daily rewards don’t come with “time spent ingame” requirements.
edit:
Almost forgot… In Tyrant… if something is random, then it really is random. None of this “dev stacks the deck so players overspend” or any of that bogus chinese math stuff where 100% means you still fail ten percent of the time.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Worst and best runes ?

Originally posted by dias17se:

Yeah ignore spirrow, only a troll would come and derail a perfectly honest thread, pathetic.

Nimble rune could be op imo. I also though of a knock back rune. Could push 1 square back.

I’m not a troll…. I was just pointing out, in a colorful way… that the disturbance rune has very little use. Hard to use, since you have to plan a few turns ahead, I’m only guessing it can be useful for rushers… (and even then, would rather have a rune that does damage or heals something)
And yes, the +1 attack rune doesn’t do much. It is fun though, when you are a Priest and can use it to give your Gringheist some attack. Shame there isn’t the “big” version of that rune that gives plus two attack (or more!)