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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / suing con artist games

Originally posted by tactical_ninja09:

2.3 Con Artist reserves the right to access, modify and delete your account as we see fit. Users suspected or discovered to be in violation of any of the terms outlined in this agreement can expect to have their accounts suspended, deleted or modified. CON ARTIST MAY SUSPEND, TERMINATE, MODIFY, OR DELETE ANY ACCOUNT, USER OR PLAYER AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. Failure to comply with the terms listed in Section 2.2 may result in termination or suspension of your Account as a whole or with the communication aspects of the Account. -TLS DZ terms of service.

You cant sue them cause every time you play you agree to this and they can ban you for no reason at all. And I am sure they had a reason to ban you though.

Just because they put that in their terms of service, doesn’t make it legal. It depends a bit on your jurisdiction, but in general such stipulations are legally void, because customer protection laws supercede them.

Not that suing them will accomplish anything. Certainly not in the OPs case, where the ban was obviously justified.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Can't Connect

Since this morning I can’t log on anymore. Game starts, and goes through most of the loading phase, but then hangs forever while it says “server initialization complete” until I eventually get a timeout error.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Finding containers

You’re kidding right about it being intentional?

Games are supposed to be fun. Where is the fun in ruining your mouse and giving yourself RSI by waving around the map like a madman for 5 minutes?

 
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Topic: General / [To Devs] Do something about Righteous already!

Originally posted by BIgCtyrant:

Sounds like alot of butthurt players have the inability to determine razor pinion was op. Overlooked because of the four delay the card has, and ya wonder why the burst box promo was such limited time. Every card has a counter. I suggest building decks to counter pinion if that’s what u have trouble beating.

That would be fair (albeit offensively phrased) criticism if this was the original tyrant, where you can easily swap decks.

You can’t easily swap decks in this game. You mostly pick a faction and stick with it. Sure I could buy the newest bestest righteous cards, but they won’t fit in my deck, so they aren’t much use to me. I suppose I could spend 8000 dollars on buying 10 of them, and another 3000 dollars on salvage coins to level them, but that is a bit more than I am willing to spend on this game.

Switching your deck probably takes about half a year for the average player. It can be done, but only in the most dire of circumstances.

And besides, is that a good solution? Having everybody in the game play RT and abandoning all other factions? Seems a bit boring.

Originally posted by MarshalKylen:
Originally posted by BIgCtyrant:

Every card has a counter.

In an ideal system every card has a counter. This is not an ideal system.

Also, not every counter is equally cheap. If the only counter to a free deck is a several thousand dollar whale deck, that is a problem. And not every counter is equally good. The counter card still needs to be decent all around, otherwise it is dead weight most of the time.

 
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Topic: General / [To Devs] Do something about Righteous already!

I’m so tired of the state of the game right now. Righteous decks are so much stronger than any other type of deck it just isn’t funny anymore.

You can see this when you pvp. Almost all the top decks are RT. The top guild, CrazyDiamond, is almost entirely righteous. The current brawl, I face righteous decks about 9/10, and even the decks that do not have Constantine as a commander generally have several RT cards. It’s just ridiculous.

The reasons for this are pretty obvious. Of the free cards, Zodiac Harbringer is simply better than any other card by a huge margin. The second best free card is probably Noble Defiance, another righteous card. The best card in the game if of course Tempest Citadel, another RT card. This particular card works for all factions, but it synergizes best with RT decks that are already heavy on armor / protect. Then there is Bolt Crag, an old beast but probably still the 2nd best epic (yellow) card in the game. Righteous have a whole row of very strong legendary cards as well.

Other factions just can’t compete. Well, sure, if you are willing to shell out $10,000 for a deck with several vindicator then the other factions can compete. For the most expensive decks out there the other factions have some truly sick choices as well.

For free players RT is simply the best faction by a huge margin. For freemium players, who only pay a bit, RT is also the best faction by a huge margin. And for the smaller whales, RT is again the best faction by a huge margin.

To add insult to injury most of the recent battlefield effects have been hugely beneficial to RT. Last war with the rally effect was basically designed to make sure no deck could even come close to competing with ZH spam. Fortresses also help mainly Imperial and Righteous, since they benefit builder-decks over very aggressive decks that BT and Raider, and to a lesser extend Xeno, tend to have.

Especially raider and BT are in a very sorry state. The only semi-decent raider cards with pierce suffer from low health, and no evade or armor. In the current meta raider just doesn’t work anymore. A card like Charincinerator is almost entirely outdated. It’s counter and poison do almost nothing thanks to all the protect floating around. And as for BT, well, they have never been playable I fear.

Do something about this. Give the other factions a free card on par with ZH, or a epic box card on par with Bolt.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Finding containers

I’ve only recently started playing this game, and it seems quite fun.

One very annoying thing though is that on missions it’s often very hard to find all searchable containers on the map. Their hitboxes are sometimes very small, and often near the end of the mission I still miss a couple, and have to manually mouse over almost every pixel of the map in the hopes of finding the missing few.

Is there an easier way to finding these things?

And if not, could it be added? Something like a keyboard shortcut to highlight all searchable containers on the map.

 
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Topic: General / July 4th GW? Please say no!

4th of july a holiday? In whst weird corner of the world do you live?

Look. It is always a holiday somewhere. The devs cant be expected to schedule around every obscure holiday from every minor country.

 
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Topic: General / [TO DEVS] Matchmaking is still broken

Look, people, it’s simple. Wars aren’t going to be fixed because the devs don’t want to fix them.

We all know the problems, we all know how to solve them (or at least most of them). There have been dozens of threads about this. The devs are aware of this as well, they do read the forums occasionally. Heck, one of the devs replied to this very thread. Awareness is not the problem.

Nor are these problems particularly difficult to fix. Some require barely no effort at all. The devs clearly don’t want to put a lot of effort in this game, but they do put in some effort still. Fixing wars is well within the scope of the limited effort they want to put into this game.

But they still won’t do it. Because while wars are clearly broken for us, they are perfect FOR THEM.

The devs primary interest is not in making a good game. It’s in making a game that will make us, the players, keep playing, and above all keep paying. Making an enjoyable game is one way to do this, but unfortunately for us, making the game as frustrating as possible is an even better way.

 
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Topic: General / [Coalition Recruitment] Eclipse, Umbra, Apogee, and Corona

Originally posted by Madrigall:

Trivia time! Does anyone know what the common theme is in the naming of the Coalition guilds?

Oh! I know! I know! It’s Twilight novels, right?

(I am so going to be kicked from eclipse for this post ;-) )

 
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Topic: General / [Coalition Recruitment] Eclipse, Umbra, Apogee, and Corona

In fact I think Eclipse fought and beat every other guild in the top15 except our brothers and sisters from Umbra and Apogee.

We beat Overload 3 to 1
We scored 1 – 1 against Crazy Diamond
Every other guild we best easily (though Russia made a very impressive last minute rush attempt in one of our wars).

I think both OL and CD may have slightly better decks on average. Certainly they have more expensive decks. But we have amazing team spirit and coordination. Plus very skilled officers. That just pays of.

 
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Topic: General / Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Congratulations Crazy Diamond. You guys did well.

I would have loved for a third match, leaving it at 1-1 leaves the question of who is best unanswered, but alas, it was not to be.

 
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Topic: General / Web Client Feedback

Your WB shop right now is showing incorrect information.

It says the largest pack gives a 40% discount. That’s true in the mobile version, but not in the web version. It only gives a 22% discount in the web version. You should fix that.

Actually I suggest you fix that posthaste, because while it’s most likely a bug, it could be construed as false advertising!

 
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Topic: General / Open Letter to TU - the story of CrazyDiamond

Ok. I was just planning on congratulating you guys on your win. But this post is so full of pretentious shit I cannot ignore it.

You never were underdogs. You have a guild full of superwhales, so dont try to pull this ‘little guy’ nonsense. Half your guild has a TC for crying out loud, and quite a few have multiple.

Secondly, you won because the two strongest guilds (OL and EC) destroyed each other, scoring losses and close wins (which get punished by the current scoring system).

You guys are very good. No doubt about it. And some luck is part of the game and nothing to be ashamed off. But please cut out the pretentious bs.

 
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Topic: General / [DEVS] (Petition) I'm P2W-Tempest Quad Too Much

As someone who has spent over a 1000 on this game, I can only agree with this topic.

I’ve watched the devs reduce my faction (raider) more and more into irrelevance, with ever insaner righteous cards. But this new tempest hold quad just makes my entire deck instantly irrelevant. What’s the point of my Charincinerators now? Poison does nothing anymore, counter does nothing anymore. Great. The only two viable cards in my raider deck are now my two bolt crags.

 
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Topic: General / Join Tempest OVERLOAD

OL is a good guild, no doubt about that. But claiming to be undefeated when you are not is rather lame.

 
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Topic: General / [Aleye] Explosive Volley

Originally posted by Rudgutter:

Yup, enhance strike. Not missiles raining down randomly.

You still haven’t answered the important question: DOES IT AFFECT STRIKE ALL?

 
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Topic: General / [Aleye] Explosive Volley

Originally posted by Rudgutter:

It’s Strike.

It’s an enhance strike effect? Ok, cool.

Please tell me it does not affect strike all though. Last war the heal affect affected heal all, and that was terrible in every possible way.

 
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Topic: General / [Aleye] Explosive Volley

A static strike one, happening before commander and units take their turn?

What, you think Constantine isn’t overpowered enough?

 
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Topic: General / [Dev] Improvements for the next GW

Originally posted by Rudgutter:
Originally posted by chazzymoto:

How bout a no tie for 1st option….thanks

We’ll also have finer grain points so that the chance of a tie is less likely. Points awarded at the end of a battle will be variable between 750 and 950. We will be measuring more how well you win vs, you won.

Wait, what?

So if you defeat a top guild by a narrow margin, you will get fewer points than if you defeat a weak guild by a big margin?

That is the opposite of a good ranking system!

 
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Topic: General / Missing a war due to delaying?

rbwabd is right. Both Overload and Eclipse have 29000 points, which means 58 victories. A war events lasts 72 hours but last 90 min no new matches can start. So 70.5 hours for matchmaking. That is 4230 minutes. If you start right away that gives you 61.43 wars. So you can do 61 wars if you slide less than 30 min.

Which means that both overload and eclipse slipped over 170 minutes. That comes out at around 3 minutes per war on average, which sounds about right.

You keep accusing us of intentionally delaying. But as you can see we only slipped like 5% more than you guys.

 
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Topic: General / [To Devs] Super Serious Dilema

Originally posted by XxX_Rapist_XxX:

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals

The Navy Seals? You mean the United States Navy Seals? Pff, come back when you have trained with real special forces, kid.

 
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Topic: General / Berzerkers and Ol alliance

First you raze your ally to the ground, then you try to poach their remaining good members, and when they complain you’re all hurt innocence?

I have to admit. You have giant balls. A shame they are full of hot air.

 
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Topic: General / [To Devs] Super Serious Dilema

Meh, had it been my game I would have waited until after you put in money, then banned your ass. It’s nothing less than you deserve for having such a nickname.

 
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Topic: General / Umbra ranked 3 ??????

Let me weigh in on this, as a member of Eclipse.

We faced every other guild in the top10 at least once this war (except Overload). So we have a pretty good idea of where all guilds are, strength wise. I’d say DireTide is probably the 3rd guild, after Overload and us. They have some pretty strong decks, and a very good coordination. After that however it is a close call between CrazyDiamond and Umbra. In our first war with Umbra, they were actually ahead of us for the first few minutes. I don’t know what happened with Tyrantlegends and Berzerkers, but both were complete cakewalks both times we faced them. Maybe we caught them napping, maybe they just came out of a tough fight and gave up early, I don’t know, but I was very surprised at how quickly both guilds folded against us.

Tyrantlegends and Berzerkers were both a lot stronger the previous war, and back then both were stronger than Umbra. But Umbra has gained a lot of strength, and both Tyrantlegends and Berzerkers have lost good players. Based on this war’s performance, Umbra definitely belongs in that top 5. Maybe they should have been 1 spot lower, below DireTide, but who cares? All of top5 gets the same reward anyway.

Anyway, Eclipse is clearly stronger than any of those guilds, and by a big margin. Excepting Overload we’ve crushed every single guild we faced in the last 3 wars, and we faced all top guilds several times at least. Overload may be stronger than us, I am not sure. They were in the previous war, but it was a very close margin (The second fight wasn’t as close, but the first fight they had to refill to beat us). We have grown a lot stronger since then, but no doubt so has overload. Who is stronger now? I don’t know. Probably overload, but until we face each other it is not certain.

 
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Topic: General / [Petition] Give a grizrael to all members of grizzlybairs

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