Recent posts by Routhy on Kongregate

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Topic: Battle Dawn / Admin Role

I’d rather eat my own eyeballs.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / earth1 solo 6ticker next era

Originally posted by NickC82:

3 tickers are more fun anyways :P

I love this.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / HOW IT SHOULD BE

Needs to be posted to the battledawn.com forum community suggestions board to be seriously implemented.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Summer event ideas?

Can confirm that some kind of maximum army size cap isn’t something that would be possible to enforce with our current client. Windancer’s ideas seem pretty feasible – I especially like the idea of an era with expanding alliance size.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / New Year, New Changes (Frosty's Goodbye Post)

Ouch, no mention of me

D’:

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BD era Poll

I think if we’re realistic with ourselves, we can say the following:

As a general rule, the slower a world is, the more people are able to play it competitively.
If a world only has two (or less) actual competitive alliances (intending to win and actually active/organised enough to pull it off) then it is a pretty pointless world.
Kongregate does not have enough people who are competitive at a 6 tick speed to make enough alliances for the eras to be interesting.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / More Special Eras

Originally posted by tekka77:

I know a GREAT event!!!

Bring back the old client!

I promise i’ll red boost!

Clearly you won’t, because tokens didn’t exist in OC :P

On the ideas:
There are no alternate mars maps. I could run a small mars, but it’d have to be lke the Earth special event, where I draw a line in garrisons and relocate anybody outside of the ‘play area’.

Zombie: Kinda feels like a havoc event to me. The idea of forcing people into alliances seems distinctly un-battledawnish. Also, incredibly difficult for an admin to police (as we can’t prevent people for leaving alliances) – There’s a gameplay issue too. ‘Zombies’ can’t have conquers (as they are liberated upon joining the alliance) meaning the bigger the zombie alliance gets, the bigger the remaining ‘humans’ conquer pools would get (conquering the recently-added zombies)

Lightning round: I’m wary of any idea that has no actual gameplay change and simply asks me to release more resources/relics/crystals. The actual gameplay isn’t going to change, just the number of zeroes next to the winners names. It feels pointless (and a bit harsh to screw over the established HoF) to create an ‘inflated score era’ with no actual gameplay change.

My two cents.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Rage at BD

Originally posted by x_Nathaniel_x:

here is a place to rage againts BD because sometime we need it, so this is mine ( you can do same :) ) its fun you’ll see

- Slow refresh between ticks !

- when you fuckin tie on mines at start ( 1 inf armor vs i inf amor ) and there is no more units on the mines but you cant take it

- betrayal

- noob telling they win but its only because of their teamates

and finaly…. LATE STARTS

Late starts? They’re automated, how can they be late? :P

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

We, uh, we use the same graphics in nc as we did in oc. We literally copied them over, with a few additions (like farm outposts – which no longer exist) and a few omissions (barracks).

Only the UI has changed, and that was necessary because a lot of the OC UI was broken or not fit for purpose (remember the ‘forums’ that were built into the alliance pages?)

I think you guys are seeing OC through rose tinted glasses. It really, really sucked.

Edit: Also worth noting that we had a UI change in the last 6 months. Before that, nc was almost visually identical to oc (at least until you open windows and menus ingame and see the stuff that got moved/removed/changed, like that awful alliance forum)

I think the only noticeable changed from oc to nc UI were the addition of the boost button and the moving of the broadcast bar from the top of the screen to the bottom.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

Out of curiosity, what was so good about the old client that you want back.

Old client itself was objectively terrible. There was almost no cheat detection for admins to use, the game crashed a lot, the SERVERS would crash over 1k players, the servers would freeze up or crash when large numbers of units were moved at once, donating was COMPLETELY UNCAPPED so people could buy havoc resources in an hour if they really wanted to. 10 relic wins were almost impossible due to relocation passing, and the coding of the client itself was so bad that updates and bug fixes were completely impossible.

So, what exactly was good about it?

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

Originally posted by Zorro327:
Originally posted by Routhy:

The results are in:
Tick speed – 6 per hour
Alliance Size – 9 members
Map – Europe and Africa (approximately 1.5x the amount of land on normal Earth)

Meh, I think 6 ticks is too fast but I’ll manage. Does Europe include Greater Europe, that is, Western Russia and the Caucasus?

Yes, it also includes the Middle East. I’ll be drawing a vertical line through Iran.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

The results are in:
Tick speed – 6 per hour
Alliance Size – 9 members
Map – Europe and Africa (approximately 1.5x the amount of land on normal Earth)

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

Originally posted by CyberSaber:

The whole thing sounds like a disaster, just like the last time. Not worth the effort. I won’t play, but good luck to those that do.

Very different from last time though. All land will be fully functional, and no enforced draft.

Footnote: We tested 12 ticks, and it froze errything. As such, this will be a 3 or a 6 ticker (almost certainly 6, which has a LOT of votes, and is currently neck and neck with 12 ticks)

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

I will tweak the mines according to what is appropriate. It depends what landmass we end up using. Two continents isn’t MUCH bigger than a normal Earth map.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

Originally posted by Routhy:

Screenshots of the big map to give an idea of how massive it is:

http://i43.tinypic.com/esqkw6.png
http://i41.tinypic.com/2j3h7p0.png
http://i41.tinypic.com/2enyfqs.png
http://i43.tinypic.com/11lhnao.png
http://i39.tinypic.com/2w5n5dy.png
http://i43.tinypic.com/20r9q89.png

I think after seeing these, you guys will appreciate why I’m running a vote to limit the continents. This map is MASSIVE. It’s approx 4x as tall as the Mars map and about 4x as wide.

Those of you who haven’t already, you really, really need to see these. A lot of people aren’t understanding how big this map is. Aussie is like the same size as the entire mars map.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

I have absolute faith in you guys.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

http://www.battledawn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=27718&start=20

.com vs kong topic on BD, kinda relevant. A royal rumble between the two on this event might be cool. I’m pretty confident kong would win.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

Screenshots of the big map to give an idea of how massive it is:

http://i43.tinypic.com/esqkw6.png
http://i41.tinypic.com/2j3h7p0.png
http://i41.tinypic.com/2enyfqs.png
http://i43.tinypic.com/11lhnao.png
http://i39.tinypic.com/2w5n5dy.png
http://i43.tinypic.com/20r9q89.png

I think after seeing these, you guys will appreciate why I’m running a vote to limit the continents. This map is MASSIVE. It’s approx 4x as tall as the Mars map and about 4x as wide.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Draft - More Fair Map

Originally posted by Paradoxes:
Originally posted by Routhy:

If only there was a website full of battledawn players who we could invite ;)

I was just going to do that exact thing. And Routhy, since you are technically the admin I guess you get final say on which map we use. I’ll respect whichever decision you make.

I would still like to run for Europe.

Also, I’d advise that people who are going to participate start adding their names to the list. We need to know exactly how many players we can expect.

The final say lies with the results of the upcoming vote on Earth. I’ll run the vote after Mars resets.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Draft - More Fair Map

If only there was a website full of battledawn players who we could invite ;)

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

A few notes:
Event will not be starting on Christmas Day, obviously. It will start during the Christmas period – exact date depends on when the previous era ends, naturally.
Any drafts will be player-run. Drafts work better when they are voluntary, rather than enforced.

Here are the current things to be voted on (the vote will run soon)

Alliance size (3, 6 or 9)
Speed (4, 6 or 12 ticks)
Limited landmass or entire world usage

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

The clue is in the name.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / Subs

Out of curiosity, what draws the line between sub and ally?

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

There will be a server-wide vote, I’m just using this thread to canvass for broad ideas of what options to include in it.

 
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Topic: Battle Dawn / BigEarth Christmas Event?

For those grizzled veterans here, you may remember when we ran a BigEarth event on kongregate, with mixed success (the land was buggy, to say the least)

Well, I’m confident I can run the map without any of the mapping issues we had before, so I wanted to gauge opinion:

How would everybody feel about a BigEarth Christmas event?

[BigEarth is a 4x larger Earth map. As a comparison, the UK on BigEarth is about the size of Madagascar on normal Earth]

Here’s the questions I’d like everybody’s feedback on

1. Would you want a BigEarth Christmas event?
2. Would you want it to be limited to a couple of continents (as before) – or usage of the entire map?
3. Would you want it to be a high-speed server, to counterbalance the huge map (higher than 6 ticks may be possible)
4. Would you want me to restrict relic sea hiding’ (as the oceans would be MASSIVE on BigEarth)

Note: This is not a gurrantee that this event will happen, I just want an early indicator of whether it’s something everybody would be interested in. If it is, I’ll look into it.