Recent posts by LoganVexx on Kongregate

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Topic: Castlot / Suggestions for Castlot

Well, if by merging the servers is a reason to have more NPCs during faction battle, maybe having a few more relics available to hit should be considered noteworthy as well. You know things are bad when you got members of your own faction hitting you just for the tiny relics. Even worse when you find your own guild members are joining in the fray of things as well.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

I think, when it comes to losing prestige, sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet. Imo, prestige just isn’t something to be gained over and over and over X 10, without loss of penalty. Sometimes, you just have to to spend prestige to get a job done. Even if it means for a higher level player to lose prestige from seizing a lower level one. WW events don’t happen a whole helluva lot and whatever prestige lost can be made between bouts from one to another.

As it is now, the whole WW event is completely hamstrung. Both achilles tendons have been severed with an unwritten law of the land that declares, “you can not attacks a player’s seized cities”. “If ya want to get some seize points under your belt, ya must defeat their main castle in order to do it!”

Well, ok, looks like the enemies seized castles are off limits, so, lemme go hit my enemies main castle and go earn these so called seize points.

Wait a minute, I’ve been trying to hit this guy for 4 straight days and he is on constant truce, looks like I won’t be getting points that way. Lemme try to find another player to hit.

Hey, hold on, here’s a level 120 who isn’t on truce. Lemme see if me and my level 90 ass can take him out. Now granted, Tommy said this:

Also, there are ways you can defend yourself from players. Either truce and stop any waves from hitting you, or get some scrolls which boost your defence. If you have a full set of tents and defence bonus, it’s going to be pretty tough for someone with a maximum of 21k troops to take your city

Being low level, I don’t have 21k troops, but me and my 3 star calvary and 2 star everything else will give it my best school boy effort to take out his 5 star troops and max defense.

(After the so called battle ends and the smoke clears)

Ok, that didn’t go as planned. And I now know what my own ass tastes like.

So in the end, what do ya got? Ya got a player being told he can’t hit his enemies seized castles, who then tries to hit other players of his own level main castle, but can’t because they are on round the clock truce. Who then tries to tackle the only enemy players remaining to him, the level 120 top dogs who turn him into their bottom biotch.

And after WW ends, some people complain that there was not enough participation in WW. Shocking results. I can’t imagine why.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] Event of Feb

I like Vandiego’s suggestion of a player losing 10 of their lowest cities/seizes every time they use a truce. And as BossHogg said, between the shame tactic he mentioned and some players using truces as if they were candy for four straight days, that kinda leaves nothing but table scraps while the remainder of the seven course meal sits on the table, not allowed to be eaten, but for viewing purposes only. Higher level players really have nothing to fear of either new or lower level players. Whether it be in arena, faction battle, having their main seized, whatever. But I imagine the idea of a player using guerilla warfare tactics, in a 4 day WW event, by seize stealing may cause even the most toughest of players to perspire. Because for the first time in a long-long time, they may actually have something to lose.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [News] Servers Merging

Originally posted by Utol:
Originally posted by LoganVexx:

Everyone should have one and only one account after the merge. Anything more invites unfair gameplay and hanky panky.

And we definitely can NOT have any hanky panky happening in Castlot! No sirree, Bob!

Well, you and I can still have hanky panky. I so do enjoy the way you pm me and ask me if I am up for a round or two of Spankalot. moistens lips

 
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Topic: Castlot / [News] Servers Merging

Everyone should have one and only one account after the merge. Anything more invites unfair gameplay and hanky panky.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Bug Reports

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the speedy reply and explanation.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Bug Reports

The so called 30 minute standdown in arena really needs to be fixed. Speaking for myself, as it is now, there’s a player who kills me in arena every 3 to 10 minutes, every day. For whatever the reason, the 30 minute cooling off period doesn’t apply to him. I dont think I’m alone on this matter as I’ve heard other players complain about such. Either fix it, or remove the 30 minute cool down period altogether and make it one humongous free for all for every player by removing the the 30 minute time limit altogether.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Official Spartan recruitment thread

Normally when something is boring to me, both IRL and a silly little flash game, I leave and search for entertainment elsewhere.

I don’t go begging and whining, in hopes of being entertained by the thralls as they applaud me, and in doing so, mentally masturabate to my own self ego.

If you’re bored, then leave. And if you don’t wanna leave, then sit on the sidelines and watch others play and STFU.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Official Spartan recruitment thread

Give it up Sguel’. Like talking to a wall.

Must be boring on your server with you whining for a merge. Must be an extreme shortage of new meat to grind.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Official Spartan recruitment thread

Bragging about an older and more experienced server dominating a more junior server is just in poor taste.

Merging the two is just a dumb idea. Oh lookie, my account which is X amount of years old just destroyed yours which is X amount of weeks/months old.

What a surprise. Please give me a moment to feign shock and surprise.

In the boxing world, there’s a reason why feather weights don’t fight heavy weights. Same should go here. Unless someone with a small penis but a big account is wishing to prove otherwise.

 
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Topic: Castlot / League Help

Regardless of which IC, I just wanna take a moment and thank you for the special event you had for our benefit that assisted us in getting back on our feet. It was very much appreciative. You didn’t have to do that, but ya did. That alone speaks volumes. Both myself and the remainder of the guild give ya a thumbs up for doing so!!! Thanks again!!!

 
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Topic: Castlot / League Help

Shhhhh Utol! Quit bringing facts into the conversation.

 
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Topic: Castlot / League Help

Originally posted by tommcfall:

agreed. it can be the only explanation, he must be some form of VIP or he’d have been kicked… i’ll have a chat with IC over this, because that is very bad of them, allowing him to break rules because he’s filling their pockets.

So Tommy, did ya ever speak to IC, or are you just blowing smoke, or end up peeing in the wind?

These accounts are still up and running to do with as they please. Just within the last 2 weeks, the creep know as whyudievoid, has applied to join our new guild, not once, not twice, not three times, but four different times!

I am more convinced than ever this is really, “Odinhan”, trying to weasel his way back into th guild and continue to multiple account his way back into the game. But….if I am wrong, and this is really Void, then shame on you! Shame, that you would give acccess to the guild to a friggin creep who cheats, multiple accounts and bones others over when his sorry posterior doesn’t get his way. And even more shame you would remain silent on the subject, and reapply your weak butt back into the game that you have no intention of ever playing again! So go ahead and do what most injured animals do. Go crawl off into a hole and die!

My personal opinion is that this is Odin. And that after he kicked everyone outta the guild and claimed himself, ruler of Castlot, his dyslexic, mongoloid, inbred, son of a woman of ill repute jumped on the bed in the fetal position, rocked back and forth, sucked on his thumb, and said to himself, “I’ve been a bad boy.”

Regardless of who it really is, “whyudievoid”, Odinhan, or maybe…..possibly even Happy, another multi account in an ever growing list of them, your time here is done! If you find yourself looking for a game to play that matches both your mental and testicular fortitude, there are a plethora of Sponge Bob Square Pants games here on the internt that you can match wits with!

 
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Topic: Castlot / League Help

^^Nope. His account is still active to do whatever he wishes within this game. Like Utol said earlier, he was reported weeks and weeks ago, more than once, but nothing was ever done. From what I understand, aside from his cheating and breach of contract in regards to the terms of service, he spent a few dollars on diamonds and therefore, was given a pass by IC on his cheating ways. C’est la Vie.

 
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Topic: Castlot / League Help

Yes he was cheating, and it just wasn’t unfair to us as the guild, but unfair to every other player on the server as well. Like Utol said, he was using multiple accounts to further his own lust for power as well as to inflate his ever increasing ego. That kind of puerile, greedy and hooray for me and fook everyone else mentality, not only goes against the spirit of honest and fair game play, but robs others, both within the guild and without the gaming experience that they not only expect, but are entitled to as well.

You wanna spend money on the game to get ahead of others. Go for it. It’s your dime and right to do so. You wanna play on multiple high level accounts and crush the competition and ruin others game play. Well then, that’s a horse of a different color. One you can jump on and ride the fook outta Dodge.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Discuss] Servers Merging

I vote no for now for the reason Sqeulaiche touched base upon.

Sure, you’ll have an increase of players and a surge of sorts, which will fizzle out once the weaker players get dominated and forced outta the game. You already lost half of which with the semi-recent VIP rules where players found themselves having to pay for things that were once freely given. But if you wanna pound another nail into the coffin, go ahead and merge.

 
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Topic: Castlot / [Activity] GM selecting on S6

Stringbean

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Recent pricing errors and bans - official Kongregate statement

Originally posted by celticfairie:

This was posted in Snail forums earlier today:
Greetings,

We understand the situation with Kongregate that occurred over this past weekend is a confusing one, and we want to provide an update with more information.

At this time we are conducting an investigation of every account affected, but have yet to decide on a final course of action. Due to the complexity of this issue, we want to make absolutely sure that the decisions we make are in the best interest of our players and the overall balance of the game.

We have received feedback from many of our players on various issues affecting Heroes of Gaia and while we have not been able to respond to all of these concerns, we do appreciate your input and acknowledge your concerns.

We are investigating these reported issues and working on a resolution for each and every one of them. That said, these types of issues do take time to fix and we ask for your continued patience.

We’d like to thank you all once again for your understanding. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Thank you.

Thanks for posting this. Having been banned I don’t have access to Snail’s thoughts on the matter. All the more reason why a Snail rep should be in the forum mixing it up with its posters on the subject as well as assisting Phoenix in the Q & A department. Very-very disappointing this hasn’t as of yet happened I may add.

I’m not gonna bullshit. Yes, I was a glutton and bought points for kreds. Approximately 174 worth that I had gotten a few years ago from doing some surveys. The first day I had bought points I hadn’t purchased a single item in the shop. I waited to see if a rollback, Snail mail, warning, whatever you will on the subject, but nothing came. And well into the second day when the Snail/Kong snafu was still up and running and still nothing was said on the matter, I bought a meager 20 lucky chest, and 4 ap packs. And I stopped because, well, it just didn’t feel right. The rest of the points I bought are still sitting in my account where I left them unused.

Between life in general, having one too many jobs and being the carefree sort, I never took HOG as a serious game to be played and mastered like some of those have. Hell, I can’t even remember the last time I had a Saturday off and participated in a freebie silver fest at cap battles. I’m also beginning to think the only real fun I have anymore is arguing with Bart down here in the forums. So whatever verdict Snail deems is appropriate I am fine with. Like I basically said in the other thread, it was fun while it lasted and I wish the next generation of HOG players the best of luck. And while I will monitor this thread from time to time out of curiousities sake just to see how this matter is once and forever settled, I doubt I will post my thoughts here again on the subject. Unless of course Bart really-really proves himself an ass in which I will more than likely pop in and drop an atomic bomb on his nuts.

Mel, Picasso, Totters, thanks for the memories. Please get someone to watch over the French Resistance within the guild. Like I said before, they are very much like lemmings and need constant supervision. CF, Nanners aka milkmaid, thanks for the foreplay. Sorry I didn’t let you two pass second base with me, but I’m saving myself for someone special. And the lot of you others I haven’t mentioned because there’s either too many good names too recall, or because you are asses and not worth mentioning, adios.

OAO

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Recent pricing errors and bans - official Kongregate statement

@mogcabul

The law does not care how you came in to possesion of it.

The law doesn’t care? Where are you from, 1941 Germany?

Every day of the week, people unknowingly buy stolen goods through Craigs list, newspaper ads, pawn shops, etc, but in your world, the cops are standing outside waiting to place cuffs on these people because they are guilty of receiving stolen property. Right. Now lets get back to reality a bit.

It is still stolen unless he gives you a valid reciept for it.

In which anyone who bought points received a valid receipt sent in electronic form to HOG mail via Shop. A letter and receipt confirming the purchase of points through the shop from buyer to seller. I seem to recall getting those. I’m sure everyone who purchased points did as well.

And as I said before, there was no shady deal. When points were bought at the shop, not in “the back” as you say, I wasn’t greeted by Ratso who whispered into my ear, “psssst, hey Mac, meet me down in the HOG forums if you want a good deal on some points.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Recent pricing errors and bans - official Kongregate statement

Think about it – if a thief sells you a stolen rolex, and the real owner can prove that it is his watch, you will have to give it back and will not be refunded. And if you pretty much knew that you were buying a stolen watch, you will even be prosecuted yourself.

And with this “sale”, you knew that something was wrong. So just be grateful if you get your money back – it is more than you are entitled to.

Did you have some hidden insight as to any of this prior to Phoenix giving us the 411? Because until Phoenix posted, I for one did not know that a hacker cracked into Kongregate’s security measures, leaving the system vulnerable to the exploitation of purchasing points at a much reduced price for a full 2 days.

And your example of the stolen Rolex scenario only works if the buyer knew beforehand that they were purchasing stolen goods. This wasn’t a shady deal between 2 people in a dimly lit alley. People bought points from a legit business in the legit way that points have always been sold.

So if I walk into a Macy’s and buy a Rolex at a great deal from the person standing behind the cash register posing as the sales person and/or cashier, and are told afterwards by the store owner that I just purchased a stolen item from someone who was posing as a sales employee for the last 2 days, am I suddenly an accomplice in receiving stolen property and placed under arrest?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Recent pricing errors and bans - official Kongregate statement

And another edit, but why isn’t snail in this forum? This is about THEIR GAME. They should be here along with Kong. The best way for you all to solve this is by communication, and it seems kong is the one communicating, where as Snail is staying quiet because they know they’ve not done crap about any other glitch in this game.

Hear-hear! Exactly what I was thinking. If not for Phoenix, we would be left in the dark with nary an answer, care or concern from anyone in authority. And he shouldn’t have to do it alone either. As you said, there SHOULD be someone from Snail in this forum to read and reply to what is being said! And afterwards, open up a line of diiscussion from its game base to its players. But such an act borders on common courtesy, decency and the right thing to do, so therefore, Snail will do the exact opposite.

And on a side note:

No company can advertise something in the United States of America and say oh sorry you can’t have it at that price. (The laws were changed and they have to honor it even if the company printing the ad messed up).

Now I’m not expecting this to happen, but in the grand scheme of things, this is not only the truest fact of the thread, but the letter of the law. If X promises services or goods stated at a certain price, and Y purchases such goods and service, then Z cannot come back and say, oopsy, that was a mistake, the agreed price for goods and service is not what was originally quoted.

I don’t care who you are. In real life, if you’re buying anything from a bottle of ketchup, to a flat screen television, and the person selling you the item tells you the price tag on the item is a mistake on their part and you have to pay more because you have no choice, you might just go ahead and pay more than the originally stated price, but deep down inside, you know you’re not only right, but have both the moral and legal high ground to stand on.

But at the end of the day what irks me is not getting banned, not the points fiasco, not idiots like Bart, not the piss-poor way this all came about….none of it. What irks me the most is reading the last hastily constructed mass mail from a Snail rep in the game labeling people as violators and cheats of the game exploiting a bug. With the exception of the original hacker Phoenix mentioned earlier, noone here is a violator, cheat or exploited a bug. Did people take advantage of a good thing. You betcha. But they also did a month ago when McDonalds was selling Big Macs and quarter pounders for a dollar a piece. They may be gluttons and heart attacks waiting to happen, but that’s a far cry from being a violator of the fast food industry.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Recent pricing errors and bans - official Kongregate statement

Originally posted by iSpoiler:

Let’s get something straight here, we are not responsible for making sure your website is free from errors. It is not our duty to do your job and inform you when something is amiss. Sounds like a Kong employee should perhaps be dealt with over this crap, not us consumers. Ever hear of false advertising?? You can’t put something out there and expect people to not take advantage of it. 1000 points for 1 Kred sounds too good to be true but there it was in black and white, on your website, published by you, not us. By using the top-up system designed by you the way it was designed to be used gets peoples accounts frozen?? Get Real, accept full responsibility and unfreeze our accounts and find a better solution.

QFT

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Snail Sale or picking up the bar of soap? You decide.

Noone got anything for free. Even at a much reduced price, everything was bought and paid for fair and square. And why would I think Snail reps would not be around to observe what was being openly discussed in global for a full day and night concerning the sale. Snail is a multi-million dollar business and to imply that the game runs on auto-pilot with out any form of human intelligence monitoring its game is just utterly preposterous. I believe Snail reps were there, they were around to see what was being openly discussed, saw what was happening, but didn’t do anything because they themselves (at the time) thought absolutely nothing was wrong and that there was indeed a legitimate sale going on.

It wasn’t till sometime much later, the day afterwards did a Snail rep send out a mass mail saying the pricing system concerning the cost of points was incorrect. And as Irish pointed out, in the mail it said that as of “now” anyone attempting to purchase points would be banned. And like Irish and many-many others I am sure, abided by the mail and stopped buying points. But people got banned anyway. And I resent the fact the that in the mail, it claimed that violators exploited a bug. Noone there was a violator. They were consumers. And even though it is now being claimed as a bug, at the time it was presented and openly discussed in global as a sale.

There was a story in the news the other day about a gas station that set the wrong price on its pumps. 5 cents a gallon. The owner of the gas station knew about it, but was unable to change the price. And for hours and hours people filled their tanks for 50 cents. Now after filling up, were the cops there to slap cuffs on these people and impound their vehicles. No. I wonder why that was. Because regardless of how great a deal it was, a deal due to a pricing error on its pumps, it was still the deal that was advertised from supplier to consumer. To do otherwise falls into shady business practices, false advertising and bait and switch tactics. Noone attempted to call the VIPs running the oil rigs in the middle of the ocean and inquire as to why.

Now I am done with you Bart.

You are naught but a troll. Begone!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Snail Sale or picking up the bar of soap? You decide.

Thank you Phoenix for the reply addressing the matter. You’re the first person of authority to offer any type of explanation concerning this down here in the pit. Or what you may refer to as the HOG forum. And you’re correct, as I hinted at in the beginning, the price concerning the sale of points just seemed to good to be true. But again, and in all fairness and speaking for myself, this “sale” as it were went on for many many hours. People talked about it in HOG global openly for a full day and night. It was spoken out in the open in global for all to see and read over and over again. The first minute after I logged on I saw others openly talking about the sale in global. And I logged on about 12 hours after the sale had already begun. So was something clearly wrong as you stated earlier, well, apparently so, but in all that time, I found it hard to believe that there wasn’t a single Snail moderator the entire time monitoring global even for just 5 minutes to catch wind of any of this and get the ball rolling to set things right….

And when that doesn’t happen, well then, people begin to wonder that hey, maybe this sale really is legit. There were all kinds of rumors being discussed openly in global as to why there was a sale. Everything from us merging with the Chinese server to it being a Chinese holiday. I’m in the US. What do I know? Regardless of which and from what I saw, there were no cloak and dagger tactics involved by those who participated in the sale. Everything was done out in the open and fully discussed in global. If only there was someone in authority around to hear…

But hey, thanks again for the reply. Vey much appreciative.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of Gaia] Snail Sale or picking up the bar of soap? You decide.

Well if you’re like me, you’ve just witnessed the ole HOG axe come a crashing down and are now watching the head of your HOG account rolling around in the basket.

Reason being was violation of game rules. Apparently, you cannot purchase 1k worth of points for just 1 kred. I know, a helluva deal, but still, a legitimate deal that was legitimately offered through a legitmate system. As far as I’m concerned, noone here hacked, noone here abused a bug, noone here violated game rules. You wanna buy points from Snail, sure. You go to the purchase points interface of the screen and there it is. Purchase 1k worth of points for 1 kred. Man what a deal! Let me jump on this now! Why not? I often see mails in my box telling me of all the wonderful deals Snail has in selling points to its consumers. As far as I’m concerned, this is just another one of those deals.

So you go ahead and start buying points. Why not? It’s a good deal and everyone is doing it and as I said before, it was all done legitimately.

And now, more than a full 24 hours later, accounts are getting frozen because if you bought points under this “sale”, you are cheating and must be dealt with.

To say this is ridiculous or unfair is an understatement. I don’t know what brought on this sale, and I will use the word “sale”, for that’s exactly what it was introduced as, but now players are being punished over it. This is no different than if T-Bone steaks were priced for 25 cents a piece, (whether mistakingly or otherwise), at the grocery store, and then after the customer purchased said product, was branded a thief and escorted from the store by security.

So if this “sale”, was a computer snafu, typo, mistake, whatever you will, then Snail representatives should have been around to make it clear to its players of what was going on, warn people, corrected the problem, etc etc.

Instead, more than 24 hours had elapsed and nary a word was said on the subject. Not one word. Not one warning. Not one raising of the finger to fix, settle or correct the issue. Here, buy my brand new 2012 never before used Mercedes for one hundred dollars. And now that the contract has been signed and I’ve handed you the keys to your shiny new set of wheels, lemme call the police and report you for grand theft auto. This is no different.

And for all that it’s worth, I am not bitter. I’ve had a blast with many of ya over the years. Not all of ya. But every book needs a hefty antagonist or two to make it a good read. I also don’t leave this game with a bitter taste in my mouth. Instead, I wish the new generation of HOG players the very best!

Yours Truly,

Aka Grizzly of Indigo

P.S. My only regret in all of this is that the issue of the matter will more than likely never be addressed by any Snail representative, and will fade away without a single word or iota of information given by anyone in authority on behalf of Snail.