Recent posts by Sir_Valimont on Kongregate

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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Heroes to enhance

I updated my list above to make it more useful.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Testing the luck factor in Berserk

When it comes to cheating percentages, Bytex does it on the defensive side, to make AI battles more difficult. Simulating difficulty this way is extremely common in this type of game, even if it is lazy design.

Examples include the easily-notable cheating with Delay and Magic Mirror skills when the AI uses them against you. Delay will almost always target your creature with lowest crystal count in your hand, and Magic Mirror will throw damage on every creature besides the one causing the damage (to prolong the disadvantage).

Notably, no one has ever noticed any cheating based on how the cards are used while attacking as a player. Your numbers help show this.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What Ever Happened To The Chromancer hype?

Thanks for the update. Come back to IRC to idle like all the cool people!

Heh, sure … although mibbit seems down and that’s what I usually use.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What Ever Happened To The Chromancer hype?

It’s most quiet before the storm. ;p

Actually what “happened” is like almost every indie product in this industry, the development cycle has taken longer than expected. It’s still coming and it’s still going to be amazing!! It’s tough (and somewhat counter-productive) to hype a product while you’re experiencing delays so things have quieted down temporarily.

If you have any specific questions feel free to send me a message through Kong’s message system. Our game is almost completely ready and you can be sure you will hear about it once you’re actually able to come play. We hate the delays … but to be honest it’s much better to delay than to release too early with a bad game. Actually that’s almost verbatim what the president of Nintendo said last year in an address discussing latest products in the larger industry.

Cheers, see you soon.

- Sir V

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Game news

Thank you this is much better.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / what does mana do?

Mana is energy — you need 1, 2 or 3 mana at least to fight a battle with 1, 2 or 3 squads in it. However if you win the battle, you don’t lose the mana, so you can fight forever as long as you keep winning. Most of the time mana is irrelevant, therefore, except when you’re trying to fight battles that are very tough.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

For some reason my avatar stopped working in Berserk … now it is a blank. It is the same avatar I have had from before, and it is still working in Kongregate.

EDIT: It is working again, now.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Maybe later it will be done, but only when some cards will be changed.

This is just so stupid bytex. Don’t you want us to collect cards? Having them come at the same time every day is CRAZY. It means there is always someone who can’t get certain cards. Do you have a designer on your team or just programmers?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Harbinger of Storm is misspelled on the card, with an extra R: Harb*R*inger of Storm. The R should be removed.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Your questions about the game

I have said this before but will say it again. Bytex, this is a collectible card game. You need to have an achievement — and a HIGH SCORE — for card collection. Every other card game has this, and it’s a very good idea for you (and a very easy one). You want to give players a reason to collect, because that will make more sales for you also.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Yeah, sure. You have the 106th level, so you can get Drevliana playing in the raid at 11:30 – 12:00 GMT+0 and also at 12:30 – 13:00 GMT+0.

Thank you for this info. But this is not very good for Americans. :( This means Drevliana is only available in the middle of the night in the USA. Can you please move one of them so Americans can try for this card? Maybe switch one spot with Anger of Sands?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

I don’t know if this is a bug, but I have never seen Drevliana appear in Final Frontier on this server. Can you please check and make sure she does appear sometimes? Can you tell us what times she appears?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / For Bytex: Koyar Quests

Most importantly, Bytex says “random player.” The player is not random. I spent 50 ounces because Bytex said “random player.” If I knew it would be +- 3 levels I would never have spent the money. I am not an idiot. I know that beating 100 level 105 players is impossible in 1:30.

So, Bytex used false advertising to take my ounces. A mistake is a mistake, that is fine. Then Bytex should return my ounces and fix the text. However claiming that it is possible and not returning my ounces is shameful, embarrassing, abusive, unacceptable community management.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Originally posted by Outsophisticated:
Originally posted by Sir_Valimont:

for incov
Okay, we had some problems with our DATA-center, that is why the game was unaccessble. Sorry for inconvenience, we will give your ounces back.

So you will give back ounces so easily for your server being down, but you think it’s ok to take my 50 ounces for a bad description and impossible task on koyar. This is not the proper way to treat your players.

Here is a challenge for you Bytex. Take 100 random battles against players +-3 levels away from my level (level 105). Choose ANY CARDS IN THE GAME for your decks. See if you can win the 100 battles within 1:30 without cheating. Of course you will not be able to because it is impossible.

Unless there is a HUGE difference between people about lvl 97 and 105, it is possible, I’ve done it twice, it’s frikking difficult though, have to do couple cauldron rounds and on second time had to even buy mana…but nevertheless, it’s possible.

There is a huge difference and it’s not possible. This comment is utterly unhelpful.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

for incov
Okay, we had some problems with our DATA-center, that is why the game was unaccessble. Sorry for inconvenience, we will give your ounces back.

So you will give back ounces so easily for your server being down, but you think it’s ok to take my 50 ounces for a bad description and impossible task on koyar. This is not the proper way to treat your players.

Here is a challenge for you Bytex. Take 100 random battles against players +-3 levels away from my level (level 105). Choose ANY CARDS IN THE GAME for your decks. See if you can win the 100 battles within 1:30 without cheating. Of course you will not be able to because it is impossible.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Game news

Are there prizes handed out for correct answers in this quiz?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / For Bytex: Koyar Quests

Originally posted by clchan:

it has nothing to do with fairness. in case you dont already know:

Originally posted by bytex:

The real ungar can always fight the enemies in spite of them having 2 same promos in a squad. You have your tactical skills and no one can be better that you, no bot is equal.

:p I’m not sure Bytex realizes you are joking.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / For Bytex: Koyar Quests

Bytex, please understand I use the term “steal” to make a point. Of course they were not stolen. :) You should also understand I have played this game for 2.5 years and am a big supporter and fan. I make criticisms to help the game.

For this matter, I think you have to consider my account. Just look at my cards (~340k of them!) I have the best possible cards in the game. The BEST POSSIBLE CARDS IN THE GAME. Every promo at * * * and multiple copies. I make the BEST POSSIBLE DECKS IN THE GAME.

And, the decks that I fight against, it is IMPOSSIBLE to win more than 2 out of 3 times. Impossible. Not hard. Impossible. Why? Because battles are random … this is totally normal.

2/3 wins means 1 loss, or -3 mana, for every 2 wins. So 100 wins = 50 losses = -150 mana, just by itself. The LOADING TIME FOR CAULDRONS ON KONGREGATE is too slow for it to be possible to fill my mana, and fight 150 times, within 1:30. IMPOSSIBLE.

The statistics work for OTHER players, maybe, who play against opponents with weaker decks. But it is impossible for me.

Now do you understand the problem?

And let us not forget the most important part:

You said RANDOM BATTLES. These battles are not random. IF I KNEW THEY WERE AGAINST PLAYERS +- 3 LEVELS FROM MINE I WOULD NOT HAVE SPENT THE OUNCES. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE. YOU GAVE ME THE WRONG INFORMATION.

How is it fair to take my ounces without telling me the correct information? And then giving me an impossible task? How is it fair?

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / For Bytex: Koyar Quests

1. The Koyar Quest says fight against “random players.” I pay 50 ounces to win 100 ounces. 100 fights in 1:30.

2. The players are NOT RANDOM. They are all at my level, which means top players in the game.

3. Even with the BEST POSSIBLE CARDS IN THE GAME this is IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH. It is not possible to beat top decks at a rate of 100 in 1:30, because of the random nature of battles, and because of the mana limit.

4. 50 ounces have been STOLEN FROM MY ACCOUNT through this FALSE ADVERTISING. I should report this to Kongregate community services. Bytex should restore my 50 ounces immediately.

Bytex needs to fix the Koyar quests so that they are possible — it is ABUSIVE to have your players give you paid currency and then try an IMPOSSIBLE quest.

Thanks.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / **INFORMATION ON GOVERNORS AND INCOME FOR NEW PLAYERS**

To answer some common questions in chat recently:

- When you add someone as a governor, you automatically become that person’s governor also and get the 300 imperial reward for doing so.

- As stated above, you can un-friend someone any time and it does not affect your governor status. In fact it has no effect whatsoever in the game.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / ** Sir V's PROMO CARDS GUIDE **

Thank you for the additions. Yes, I left those two out as an oversight. Your lists are really useful for Koyar battles!

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / ** Sir V's PROMO CARDS GUIDE **

STATISTICS and NOTES

Element
Ranking Points / Total Promos

Forest
95 / 28
Mountains
85 / 28
Plains
81 / 27
Swamp
67 / 25
Dark
90 / 30
Neutral
69 / 24

Average Scores by Element
Swamp = 2.68
Neutral = 2.88
Dark = 3.00
Plains = 3.00
Mountains = 3.04
Forest = 3.39

It’s obviously not that scientific, but these numbers are not far off. Swamp has the strongest cards overall (not surprising). Dark, Plains and Mountains are all close together. Forest is by far the weakest. Interestingly, Neutral promos tend to be very strong even if they can’t be used alone.

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / ** Sir V's PROMO CARDS GUIDE **

ORDERED LIST of TOP-100

[ 1 ]

001 N Koyar Commander
002 M Dwarf-scribe
003 P Orc Warboss
004 D Lord of the Crypt
005 S Coatl
006 P Great Catapult
007 S Khalniada
008 D Kaleghos
009 M Heart of Mountains
010 D Demon of Nobility

[ 2 ]

011 M Fire Slaves
012 S Pandalus
013 D Butcher
014 F Naltamenel Gate
015 N Thull-Bagar Tower
016 D Black Widow
017 F Shining Shield
018 S Lord of Pain
019 P Tannarkh
020 S Goblin-sorcerer
021 F Cupid
022 S Elder Ikhve
023 S Zaffara
024 M Naga Leader
025 D Grave Phantom
026 D Tiamat
027 P Irresistible
028 N Angel of Retribution
029 D Elitry
030 N Irkian
031 M Caves of Khanerang
032 N Arrani
033 P Mage of the Salamander Order
034 S Sibio
035 S Will-o-the-Wisp
036 N Zaranda Executioner
037 M Naga Queen
038 P Condemns
039 S Mage the Dreamwalker
040 N Insatiable Blade
041 M Archmage
042 S Urtide
043 P Jinn
044 F Lurking Squad
045 N Uriel
046 M Almena
047 S Oruna Priest
048 P Orc-Champion
049 S Forkiada
050 D Xedden

[ 3 ]

051 P Bagatur
052 P Arimas
053 M Armored Dwarf
054 S Neura
055 N Invisibility Cloak
056 M Dirr
057 D Tecton
058 D Archdemon
059 M White Moon Children
060 N Riehsa
061 D Rounda
062 P Armadon
063 D Agvares
064 N Temple Assassin
065 P Bronze Dragon
066 F Dark Druid
067 P Orc Sorcerer
068 N Rusty Dragon
069 D Kolobok
070 N Dragon of Chaos
071 D Demonologist
072 F Talix’ Guards
073 P Beast of Rund
074 S Vilia
075 S Little Dragon
076 D Quickling
077 M Sayvar
078 M King of the Dwarves
079 D Garkain
080 M Spring Knight
081 F Golden Dragon
082 M Hek
083 S Green Dragon
084 F Gray Alv
085 P Fire Dancer
086 F Tandid Sorcerer
087 D Witch of Wasteland
088 N Arrowthrower
089 F Iridus
090 N Phoenix
091 P Rimal
092 N Scarlet Adept
093 F Elven Blade
094 F Belarra
095 P Orc Bully
096 N Firewurm
097 M Ghostly Squire
098 F Runneh Witch
099 M Helda
100 N Knight Errant

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / ** Sir V's PROMO CARDS GUIDE **

TIERED LIST

Note: This just lists cards by TIER, in elemental order. For individual card ranks see the third post.

TIER-1

[top-10] best

Forest
(none)

Mountains
Dwarf-scribe, Heart of Mountains

Plains
Orc Warboss, Great Catapult

Swamp
Coatl, Khalniada

Dark
Lord of the Crypt, Kaleghos, Demon of Nobility

Neutral
Koyar Commander

TIER-2

[next 40 / 100] great

Forest
Cupid, Lurking Squad, Shining Shield, Naltamenel Gate

Mountains
Fire Slaves, Almena, Naga Leader, Naga Queen, Archmage, Caves of Khanerang

Plains
Jinn, Condemns, Orc-Champion, Irresistible, Mage of the Salamander Order, Tannarkh

Swamp
Lord of Pain, Elder Ikhve, Will-o-the-Wisp, Urtide, Oruna Priest, Zaffara, Mage the Dreamwalker, Goblin-sorcerer, Pandalus, Forkiada, Sibio

Dark
Black Widow, Grave Phantom, Elitry, Xedden, Butcher, Tiamat

Neutral
Arrani, Angel of Retribution, Zaranda Executioner, Uriel, Insatiable Blade, Thull-Bagar Tower, Irkian

TIER-3

[bottom 50 / 100] good

Forest
Dark Druid, Iridus, Runneh Witch, Tandid Sorcerer, Golden Dragon, Gray Alv, Talix’ Guards, Belarra, Elven Blade

Mountains
Dirr, White Moon Children, Armored Dwarf, Spring Knight, Ghostly Squire, Helda, King of the Dwarves, Sayvar, Hek

Plains
Bagatur, Arimas, Armadon, Beast of Rund, Fire Dancer, Orc Bully, Bronze Dragon, Orc Sorcerer, Rimal

Swamp
Neura, Vilia, Little Dragon, Green Dragon

Dark
Agvares, Rounda, Archdemon, Tecton, Witch of Wasteland, Kolobok, Demonologist, Quickling, Garkain

Neutral
Rusty Dragon, Dragon of Chaos, Arrowthrower, Riehsa, Phoenix, Scarlet Adept, Knight Errant, Firewurm, Temple Assassin, Invisibility Cloak

h1. TIER-4 lesser cards

Forest
Elder Druid, Tantead, Kelpie, Sky Keeper, Elven Warrior, Elven Archeress, Ranger, Irtol, Snow Maiden, Soul Catcher, Ruzarkh, Willrain, Berreyg, Falcon Eye, Elven Sniper

Mountains
Bagrakh, Varangian, Snegurochka, Heavy Cavalry, Rune Interpreter, Ice Troll, Cverg Wizard, Sturmir, Lightning Thief, Clan Elder, Verafiora

Plains
Scarlet Dragon, Apprentice Wizard, Snake Priest, Earren, Camia, Gladiator, Morrag, Chelubey, Beleghos,Toa-Dhana Power Staff

Swamp
Kraken, Jormungand, Great Worm, Blowzyg, Taria, River Knight, Santasssnake, Submission Bracelet

Dark
Ifrit, Ghor the Forefather, Cemeteries Host, Girhilla, Blood Dragon, Leviathan, Mammon, Nahoru Scavenger, Devourer of All, Burned Soul, Shax, Chaosphotum

Neutral
Apostle of Pain, Volot, Night Assassin, Carouser, Alpha Dragon, Rainstorm Bow

 
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Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / ** Sir V's PROMO CARDS GUIDE **

Notes about this guide:

• No heroes are included.
• This guide is not intended for new players. If you are new, use any rare cards you have.
• All considerations are made based on fully evolved (in most cases three-star) promos.

Tier Key

Tier-1
The top 10 cards in the game.

Tier-2
The next 40 best cards. Use them if you have them.

Tier-3
The rest of the top 100. Use them also but favor the top 2 tiers.

Tier-4
Don’t use these cards unless you specifically want to for your deckbuild.