Recent posts by Gaminic on Kongregate

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Topic: Wartune / Underground Palace

In some browsers, such as Chrome, you can “fix” this by changing your zoom settings. I use a relatively low resolution, but the exit button becomes visible when I’m at 110% or higher. In Chrome, CTRL+scroll up is the zoom hotkey. Not ideal, but much easier than refreshing or even full screening (the full screen button isn’t even available when I’m in the Underground Palace).

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Post your Raid URLs here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/5thPlanetGames/dawn-of-the-dragons?kv_action_type=raidhelp&kv_raid_id=13103833&kv_difficulty=4&kv_raid_boss=clockwork_dragon&kv_hash=j9zXE822f7

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Post your Raid URLs here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/5thPlanetGames/dawn-of-the-dragons?kv_action_type=raidhelp&kv_raid_id=13090268&kv_difficulty=4&kv_raid_boss=clockwork_dragon&kv_hash=3uIXZ6zTbk

NM Clockwork Dragon

 
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Topic: Wartune / ruthelessness

That search returns no results. Now what, DarkDwain?

 
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Topic: Wartune / SC event..

I’m a lowby with L26 SE and even I would have preferred gold. :)
Gem packs are nice, but I’m maxed out on L5 gems and have no way of upgrading them further without cashing. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the 50% return because I enjoy clicking Collect and feeling as if I accomplished something, but right now I’m just stocking up on gem packs in the hopes of ever getting some value out of them.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Bugs post 3.1

The “Ask World/Guild” buttons on the “Need help Fishing” event don’t always work. I’ve lost 3 rewards this way, because I simply can’t ask for help (nothing appears in chat for people to click).

 
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Topic: Wartune / Bugs post 3.1

Game froze up after trying to teleport in the Wilds. Didn’t teleport, but can’t click anything anymore.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Imperial Glory Quest

Don’t do the daily?

You can also get up to 40 (and more later on) by Fishing. Not sure what level unlocks that though.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Lag Guide

“Flash has memory leak issues that cause lag!”

“Incidentally, whenever a new Wartune patch is introduced, the game lags more!”

Really, stop blaming Flash. Modern browsers have excellent Flash plugins. It’s the game programming that is extremely sloppy. If the server can be crashed simply by having people press Collect Reward too often, that’s… very poor design.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Cannt login(((

There is absolutely no point to giving our IP. That is literally the dumbest thing I’ve read in a while. If R2 has server problems, okay, that sucks, but it’s understandable. If it takes some time to get sorted… well, that sucks, but it’s understandable. But there is absolutely nothing our IP addresses can help them with.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Suggestions

It would be nice if items we already have (or had, and already counting for Achievements) are highlighted. Now, it’s sometimes very hard to find new pieces of equipment in Loot tables or Craft lists, especially with Craft lists being very chaotic these days.

(Example: if you’ve crafted an entire Hero-At-Arms piece, all lower pieces are highlighted because you already made them once.)

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Game wont load

I had some problems with DotD not loading, or not connecting (stuck on “Connecting…” or throwing the “server maintenance” default error). Try resetting your browser to factory settings as well as clearing cache etc.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Circuit quests and Stamina

Ah, didn’t know that! Thanks for the tip!

(I’ll keep my request, because that’s a shitload of time spent in low level dungeons for… nothing, really.)

 
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Topic: Wartune / Circuit quests and Stamina

Hello,

I’ve recently started doing Circuit quests, after a long low-XP diet period. They’re quit boring, but short/easy enough for the gold and daru to be useful.

However, it is absolutely impossible to reach all 200 in a week, because of the high amount of Campaign quests. I started out with 200 at the start of the week (pre-Altar), got my 60 Altar bonus every day and used over 10 20stamina pots already, but I’m out of stamina again, with a 3x Campaign quest ahead at number 78/200, 4 days in.

Can we get a lower chance of campaign quests? Most of them are low level and don’t benefit me in any way. At the very least, can we limit the campaign quests to 10 monsters only? Needing to do 30 for a quest is the entire daily Altar amount, for one quest.

This is the one thing I can do without much lag issues now that the Wilds, BGs and Arena are so messed up, but the game keeps me from enjoying it.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons: General / Post your Raid URLs here

Cannibal Barbarians NM

 
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Topic: Wartune / Devs: Stop Notification Spam (Petition)

Originally posted by capatheist: marriges, 99+roses, someone removing 25 jewls in jewl hunt, or upgrading to leg… these are all genuine achievements or at least deserving of recognition.

That’s kind of the point. You miss most “real” achievements due to the “Got alvl 3 gem!” spam. I don’t bother reading chat any more because trying to follow a conversation in World is impossible, with lines and lines of spam between two sentences.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Devs: Stop Notification Spam (Petition)

Preferably we’d just get a useful Chat filter, but I’d settle for reducing the spam.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Another 'I'm leaving' post

Originally posted by MattiaBava:

Noone forced u to do magic pot, i don’t understand why ur complaining, it’s a known fact that magic pot is the worse cash event.

For it to be “a known fact”, it has to be used sufficiently in the past. So, even if it’s an obvious scam now, it wasn’t the first few times around. I understand the sentiment and fully agree that these kinds of things really ruin it for everyone. I had it in another game, and all the gamble4cash games end up leaving a bitter taste in your mouth. Either you spend a decent amount of cash for nothing, or you cash until you get what you wanted and check how much you spent, but either way you’re going to be really disappointed, in the game for making such a despicable cash-grab and in yourself for falling for it.

Hence, my rules for cashing in Pay2Win games:
1) Don’t cash in the first two months. Chances are you’ll quit anyway.
2) Never cash to gamble; cash to buy something with a fixed value at a fixed price.
3) Never cash prematurely, even if there’s a bonus for cashing now. Wait until you have a clear goal/item in mind. You’ll end up spending the cashed currency impulsively.
4) Never cash for something new; it’ll be back, and often at a reduced price. You can get a “cash now” bonus in the meantime.

Kong should post up these “rules” at every Pay2Win MMO that comes out, but sadly that’s where 99% of their profit comes from.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Blacklist of events/systems

One thing I’d like to add: Raw exp bonus from Hot Event rewards. Limiting XP is one of the few ways non-cashers can keep up both in PvP ranks as in simply having gear on par with your level. With the permanent XP “buff” (it’s a curse for some of us), we’re already very limited in what we can or can’t do. If you then further exclude some Hot Events because there’s an unavoidable XP boost attached to it (that 100k is currently around 270k for me), non-cashers are really being screwed over.

I understand that some Hot Events just make sense to have XP bonuses to it. The “spend 100 stamina” one… I get it, Dungeons are a primary source of XP (even if some of us just run low level ones to avoid XP) and it makes sense to link XP to dungeons. However, XP for astrals? Astrals have nothing to do with XP!

 
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Topic: Wartune / Suggestions post 2.1

Originally posted by Ikciu:

[Wilds] Already visited places should stay with no fog. There is no sense to force us to remember where we have already been.

I actually really like this suggestion. Every 2h reset respawns the fog, then you can start exploring again.

 
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Topic: Wartune / wilds monsters

If your 15 lvls above a boss, you wont get reward, but if your 15 lvls under the boss, you’ll still get reward.

You’ll be pretty useless, though.

 
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Topic: Wartune / I Quit

It really isn’t.

Yes, Flash is inefficient compared to some other languages, and yes the indirection via your browser makes it worse. However, there are much more complex games out there (think of all the Unity games) with much more reason to be resource intensive that run many times more smoothly than Wartune. You can never blame the language; it is literally designed for this kind of work and many devs have proven that it doesn’t have to be a resource hog.

Modern browsers have flash plugins that are nearly as efficient as stand-alone flash players (who uses those anyway?) and unless you’re running a ton of “live” addons, you shouldn’t even see any effect. On Chrome, you can probably open up infinite tabs without creating extra problems on the Flash tab; I’d wager it’s the same for Firefox. The only thing that does affect it is other media players, such as having youtube or a movie playing simultaneously.

There is literally no excuse for lag and latency. It’s the game and it’s the servers. I can’t imagine what god-awful programming is going on. There isn’t a single part of the game that has a valid reason for lagging. The most movement you’ll ever see is ~30 guys running around in a battleground. That’s both the resource/lag and the network/latency bottleneck. When people are disappearing, attacking while invisible or teleporting from side to side, it’s because of latency; the server can’t send the data fast enough. Do you have any idea how ridiculous that is? 30 locations, on a minimal size map! Latency-wise, Flash games don’t have any difficulties compared to other games, so if WoW can have hundreds of moving objects without latency, Wartune should too. When your game is unresponsive, it’s because of resource problems and your pc can’t process the changes fast enough. Here Flash is a bit worse than other languages. Still, other Flash games can do much more without lag, so why does Wartune lag?

Sloppy programming is the only reason. Reworking the code base is costly and doesn’t add value directly. You can’t advertise “Now 20% less lag!” to new players. So instead of reworking the shit code at the basis of the game, they just glue stuff on top and announce the new feature on every Flash portal that will have it.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Wilds Complaint

My main complaint is that every zone seems to hold mostly lvl 80 bosses. Considering how hard it is to find any, the high chance of it being one far out of my level range isn’t really motivating me to search.

The “reveal” item would be useful if you could actually zoom out a bit. As it is now, it doesn’t help that much.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Seriously, online reward?

I have no idea why the devs even want people to stay online longer than they would naturally. That’s extra load on the server for nothing. It doesn’t add activity; you can just leave it in background. There isn’t 6h worth of activity in the game anyway (and that’s good… can you imagine?).

Same goes for the Altar. Two hours of literally doing nothing, yet it requires you to keep the game open. With the way the game lags, I’d start getting worried for ulterior motives.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Bugs post 2.1

Ah that works. Thanks, Greenfireflygirl!