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Topic: Astroflux / Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

I was greeted today with a message that I must accept the Terms of Use, Rules of Conduct, and Privacy policies to log in.

In the interest of putting this info out there, these policies can be found here:

They may be a worthwhile read. Especially the privacy policy.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Bombers stun.

Kinda wish bomber’s freeze actually just slowed you down a bunch instead of stun. Shocker does stun already.

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Suggestions and Ideas

Game balance is off. The last few games I played the match was basically won or lost depending on which team had the most laser-horn and sunbeam breath dragons.

Also, controls are… weird. But maybe that’s just me.

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Hello, Dragons And Titans!

Nice to see you on Kong!

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Report Hackers

I saw user Notch50two placing mines like he had unlimited ammo while playing tech in a KOTH match. There were about 20 mines on the capture zone in the shuttle at one point. Didn’t get a screen shot though.

 
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Topic: Astroflux / not working

I frequently get the blackscreen too. Sometimes I have to refresh 4 or 5 times before it loads properly. Also, the frequent disconnects are annoying.

 
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Topic: Astroflux / not working

I’m having this issue as well, but only recently, and not every time.

 
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Topic: Astroflux / Prophecy, DMAT-90 or Spy-1: which is best?

I’ve saved up about 1500 flux and am considering getting the Prophecy, the DMAT-90, or saving up a bit more and the Spy-1. Which is the better ship? (Or should I just buy the Scartrow? I’m level 36 and flying the default ship still.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Question about recharge

What does attack speed affect then?

 
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Topic: BattleCry / Bugs

I hit the “Reset Army Rank” on my #2 army and am now no longer to connect to multiplayer with it. I just get the “finding battle” animation spinning endlessly. My other armies are unaffected by this.

 
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Topic: BattleCry / Bugs

The same thing happened to me. I logged on earlier and it was someone else’s account that showed. I logged in again (just now) and I see my armies again. This is probably something that the devs should be aware of if accounts are getting mixed up on the server. Especially if someone is paying real $/kreds to have better armies.

 
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Topic: BattleCry / Unbeatable Levels

Okay, I figured out the Unknightly Challenge level. The shields that the undead knights use give them +10 resistance to all magic. Use brute force to kill them quickly.

 
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Topic: BattleCry / Unbeatable Levels

I’m stuck on ‘Unknightly Challenge.’ Any suggestions?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Poll: Who's been getting a (:-1000) Server Connection Error since 6/17?

Add me to the list. :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Dragons and Titans

I got locked out of the FB account I was using when I switched VPN servers. FB didn’t know what to do with an unreccognized IP address. (I live in China so I need a VPN to even log in.) Now FB security wants me to identify my contacts. The problem is, I don’t know what any Vorp/D&T players look like.

Oh well, I’ll try guessing again in a few days.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Dear VORP! fans...

ENDgames is not dead, they’ve just moved on to other projects to pay the bills.

VORP (imo) is an extremely well made game. However ENDgames had some challenges trying to figure out what to do with it. IIRC, they attempted a facebook launch that didn’t do so well. Eventually the game made its way to Kong where we are now.

In spite of how well made the Vorp is, ENDgames hasn’t made much money from it. (There was an older post on the forum estimating that at best, they were making a couple hundred a month from Vorp.) The issue is that ENDgames are not as good at marketing and promoting this game as they were a building it. They can’t have someone come on promote this game without money, it won’t generate more money if they don’t.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Come play VORP!

Vorp is a lot of fun. Come check it out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Crashing and Lags

The last while I’ve been having more rotten luck getting and maintaining a decent connection to the server. A lot of this is probably due to my internet being filtered through the GFW <—-this article is actually blocked for me, so I hope it’s the right one! Sometimes I try to play with a VPN, but while the connection is sometimes more consistent, so can be the lag. Here’s some description of some of the bugs that I come across playing Vorp. For reference, I use OSX 10.8, either Chrome or Firefox. My Unity Web Player is up to date.

Still Loading…

Just jumped on, things load pretty quickly, you hit “play now” and are into a game lobby within a minute or two. Good timing, right? The game time counts down and you get ready to… wait? Loading: 65%? …66%? …67% …Meanwhile your team has begun the game, and they’re a man down. You hope no other crashes happen. (One of my pet peeves about this issue is that the [Loading] box covers over the [Options] button so I can’t double check my settings to make sure full screen is set to “off” in hopes of avoiding the full screen freeze unity crash.)
Remedy: start a single player practice game to let the game load before joining a team match.

Full screen unity crash

Sometime when the game goes full screen, it gets frozen white. Clicking the mouse can get a cursor, but no other controls seem to respond. Unity has taken control of the monitor, and it isn’t letting go. I have yet to be able to switch to other programs or successfully close the browser. You can hear sounds, and wiggle your mouse. You might even be able to hear your weapons firing when you push keys, but nothing is going to give you back your screen.Occasionally when this happens, the screen is black.
Remedy: The only solution I’ve found is to reboot my system.

Spawn Fail

Just when the game begins, you are pleased that no other crash has happened. The timer is counting seconds, you can hear missiles firing in a battle, but your view is frozen on the middle of the map and your ship still hasn’t appeared.
Remedy: Waiting. Possibly quit to menu and attempt to rejoin your match. Good luck catching up.

Zig Zag Lag

The map will scroll smoothly as you move about, but objects, projectiles, ships, drones etc. jitter or shake on the screen. Since basically everything that moves leaves a trail, the trail is shaken all over the screen.
Remedy: Sometimes this can be fixed by quitting to menu and refreshing the browser.

Surprise! Lost Connection

Latency is a little higher than ideal maybe around 300, but the game seems fine. You’re cruising around blasting drones and attacking turrets/ships and suddenly you’re back in the menu.
Remedy: wait for a connection to be reestablished with the server?

Combos

You just suffered a “Surprise Lost Connection” on the way back to depot. No biggie, it hasn’t even been 30 seconds before the connection seems to be back and the [Live Match] option comes back. Then your screen goes white and it’s time to reboot. Good luck catching up now.
Remedy: T_T

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Have you seen any of these issues? Had a problem of your own? Have a solution?

(Edit: In spite of this trouble, I keep coming back. Must be an addiction or something.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / wat is the best game ever have u played?

On Kongregate, my favorite multiplayer game right now is Vorp!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] [List of challenge] Vorp Cup II ended

SS Surprise! This was from a game on January 13th. (I’m slow to post.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Come Play Vorp! With Us (it's a really fun MOBA)

Been playing this game for a little while. It rocks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] thruster tech vs max speed

Like a race mode?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] thruster tech vs max speed

I couldn’t notice a difference when I tested them, so I stopped using them. Maybe if I had 10 of each of the speed techs I’d notice a difference?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Devs: If you have one thing to work on in the next 3 months for vorp, do this

Spower, I think this is actually a good idea, and could even be a reasonably simple solution to game matching. (I’m no programmer, so I can’t know if it is actually simple or not.)

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Have you posted your suggestion over at their g/s forum? They might read that more than the forums here. I’m not sure.

https://getsatisfaction.com/end_games_entertainment

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Cooldown Tech

I’m glad you’ve posted this, Master. This is very thorough. Far more thorough than my tests. Thank you.

I don’t know which forum the developers look at most, but it may be helpful to post on their G/S account:

https://getsatisfaction.com/end_games_entertainment/topics/tech_mod_bug_roundup?rfm=1

Also related:

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/187-vorp/topics/314637-tech-bug-roundup