Recent posts by NormaTheNorman on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / KONGREGATE is MANIPULATING with game tags and rating.

Originally posted by dargdargdarg:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

DOTD is not a game of chance. I have zero problem with the admins intervening when obviously bogus tags crop up like that.

When the user base cannot be trusted to moderate themselves, someone has to step in. Why do you think we even need moderators and admins to clean up messes? Because people frequently cant be trusted to play nice.

Its so good when a single moderator and admin knows so much better what the people want. Its like restraining and drugging you for “your own” safety or stripping you from public rights and invigilating.
Looks like NSA got into kong.

Intelligence agencies have always dominated the internet. It’s where trainees get their practice in manipulating various systems, and where agency retirees hang out to break up any semblance of real political organizing with various degrees of “trolling.” (It’s the bullet you don’t hear that kills you; it’s the troll you don’t see that gets to you.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KONGREGATE is MANIPULATING with game tags and rating.

I think the uproar (from lockboxes to loss of direct buy premiums to the loss of the casino tag**) is essentially about breaking the ILLUSION OF CHOICE. The pretense in this industry, or any consumer industry for that matter is we have some choice in the matter of what’s provided to us.

Simply put mostly we don’t. I don’t want this to run on, but it’s far more about basic psychological manipulation, and meeting a monetary bottom lines than it’s ever been about choice. It’s always been this way, and always will be this way.

Occasionally the manipulation becomes too egregious, and people have a fit. But this is not because of the manipulation, but because their illusion of choice has be (temporarily I might add) broken.

The car company does not “care” about you, your appliance merchant is not there to make you “happy,” and your gaming corporation is not your “friend.”

It’s an adversarial relationship, it always has been, and it always will be. The dealer holds the cards, and the house always wins. You either opt in, or you opt out, but try not to pretend too much you have any “choice” in the matter other than that basic one.

**FYI this is the SECOND time Kongregate downvoted the casino tag on DotD, not the first

 
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Topic: General / Is this REALLY the way you want us to remember Dawninversity?

Originally posted by johnlin:

lol like theres never lag at the start of other world raids?
the hold button for continuous hit is there for you to use you know?

Doesn’t work during peak lag. I think perhaps the regular button is even faster.

 
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Topic: General / Is this REALLY the way you want us to remember Dawninversity?

Possibly the worst lag ever, especially considering the amount of time its gone on. Seriously you can barely play the game.

Multiple bugs and issues with cakes, Invasion, image loads, equips and god knows what else.

Yet another money grubbing lottery and PC “sale” to deal with, with possibly dubious gains all around. (Though admittedly the new legion is pretty good.)

Invasion is interesting, but the fact it’s another potentially HUGE pc sink, and focused mostly on the the highest spending players gaining far more far faster than anyone else makes it…well…kinda of crappy in the long run.

I’m pretty resolved to the company being one of most blatantly money grubbing game creators in existence that gives only to the players what it can get back in cash.

But seriously. This is your big event, and due to the lag it’s killing any possible fun most of us could have with it. And obviously this Uber-lag goes way beyond the number of players on the site. It’s obviously some major programming issues stemming from the new content.

Can’t you at least fix this? I’ve learned to take the bad with the good, but right now it’s ALL BAD!

Please help. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by Steurtje:

My Perception points which I should have looted from WR aren’t added up with my base perception. I refreshed, waited some time, etc. Altough it’s just 8 points, thought I’ll mention it

I not only didn’t have points added, I lost about 300 perception as well after the loot. Makes me wonder how often I’ve lost stats due to bugs and not noticed?

In any case please fix asap. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Drop rates on Baroness chest piece are extremely low. I have 163 NM Baroness hit, and 9 hoods, but no chest. Apparently the rates need to be adjusted a bit upward. Thanks.

269 NM Baroness hit, 11 hoods, no chest piece. And I know that while some have chest pieces, this is not an isolated occurrence. Please address this. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Drop rates on Baroness chest piece are extremely low. I have 163 NM Baroness hit, and 9 hoods, but no chest. Apparently the rates need to be adjusted a bit upward. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Suggestions

I almost put this in bugs as it has a buggy “feel” to it.

Originally there was a fix in PvP where you lost less from hitting and losing to higher ranked players, and more from hitting and losing to lower level players. But now with the “fix” to the PvP power multipliers, hitting lower level raids is getting useless. You lose more (because of random losses) than you could ever gain.

I think the fix needs fixing. Either eliminate the multiplier or reduce the loss when hitting lower level raids, or find some other balance, because as it stands it’s ridiculous.

Frankly my preference has always been to eliminate or extremely reduce loss points altogether. If you are only into the rewards, and could care less about the boards (like myself) I don’t see why that shouldn’t be the case.

So that’s my final suggestion. Eliminate PvP loss points altogether for those that opt permanently out of the boards.

 
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Topic: General / Is PVP really worth the trouble?

Main change I’d like is either gain more for a win or more important lose less for a loss. (Loss attacking AND loss defending). The only thing I really want from PvP is the essences, and to a lesser degree the items. I could basically care less about the boards, so maybe this could be implemented (at least) for those that do a board opt out.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Perception (with gear) is 14646. I am only getting green drops while questing. Since there is no tier with only green I assume this is a bug of one sort or another. I also assume with my tier I should be seeing approximately half blue and half green drops. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Thanks.

Update: Appeared to be fixed for a bit, and I got a fair number of blues eventually. (Midweek hotfix maybe?) Then there was the perception bug, so all I got was oranges. Then that bug was fixed, and now it appears I’m back to all greens. Might want to look into your bug fix. I think you may have gone to far in the other direction. Drop rates are terribly dismal as well. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Perception (with gear) is 14646. I am only getting green drops while questing. Since there is no tier with only green I assume this is a bug of one sort or another. I also assume with my tier I should be seeing approximately half blue and half green drops. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Really Disappointing New Guild Raids and perks

I’m getting more frustrated by the hour with this new content. IF it’s the way it supposed to be and not bugged it’s a major flop. A huge disappointment.

The 3 smaller raids are far to expensive of honor to do at all regularly, and the rewards are practically non-existent once you get all the new troops and the legion.

The Lux raid is absurdly large, and the looting content is laughably dismal. Again, once you pay too much honor to get limited content you might as well be done with it.

unless….

All you want to do is dump your honor and level farm. It appears that’s really what this new guild content is mainly for. Honor Dumping and Level farming.

Legion special of 2K and troops with 10 x’s the special damage against Lux MIGHT make it worth it. If it was changed to 10 x’s the flag loot drops as well. But as it stands this is one of the worst jokes in a series of bad content jokes presented to us in the last few weeks.

All IMO of course, and I’m telling it pretty raw, but I really felt I had to be honest here.

Let the trolling begin. Sigh.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by LenaG1:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Got purple “Hit the road, Jack” achievement for 1000 ap, but ap did not increase. Hopefully you can check this as I’m nearly certain this is the case, but not absolutely certain. But I’ve been staring at that 8000-something ap for a while now, so I’m pretty sure. Thanks.

Seems to have happened also with “Enduring” ap. Gone past 2500 stam, and it shows I have the purple, but no pop up and not achievement points received.

And now “Hit the Road…Jack” orange achievement also did not register in my total achievement points. I appear to be short a few thousand ap now. A fix on this would be rather timely with the sales up. Thanks.

Any progress on this? Thanks.

aka Pythigen

tech team has checked this and they have not been able to reproduce it. are you sure you didnt just dismiss popup accidentally?or maybe use up some of your APs?

Not used any AP on rewards except king’s bounty for weeks. And I have gotten the pop ups, but not the counter going up. That’s one of the reasons I’ve noticed is because pop up happens, but no ap appears. I know it’s asking a lot, but is there any way of making a calculation as to what I should have, and what I do have based on what I’ve spent so far on rewards? If you want I can at least do the calculations myself for what I should have in total ap ignoring rewards bought. There are tables I can access. Or perhaps there is an easier way to do this on your end.

Obviously if there is absolutely no way to check this I’ll let it go, but just as obviously my preference would be to have a fix.

Thanks. NnN.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Got purple “Hit the road, Jack” achievement for 1000 ap, but ap did not increase. Hopefully you can check this as I’m nearly certain this is the case, but not absolutely certain. But I’ve been staring at that 8000-something ap for a while now, so I’m pretty sure. Thanks.

Seems to have happened also with “Enduring” ap. Gone past 2500 stam, and it shows I have the purple, but no pop up and not achievement points received.

And now “Hit the Road…Jack” orange achievement also did not register in my total achievement points. I appear to be short a few thousand ap now. A fix on this would be rather timely with the sales up. Thanks.

Any progress on this? Thanks.

aka Pythigen

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by BWD777:

You cannot park your mouse no potions and keep double clicking to consume them. You must move your mouse – even if only a SINGLE PIXEL for the double click to register again.

Edit : You can consume 1, but then double clicking won’t do a thing until you move your mouse.

I’d call that a feature rather than a bug. Helps keep you from accidentally over-using potions.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Got purple “Hit the road, Jack” achievement for 1000 ap, but ap did not increase. Hopefully you can check this as I’m nearly certain this is the case, but not absolutely certain. But I’ve been staring at that 8000-something ap for a while now, so I’m pretty sure. Thanks.

Seems to have happened also with “Enduring” ap. Gone past 2500 stam, and it shows I have the purple, but no pop up and not achievement points received.

And now “Hit the Road…Jack” orange achievement also did not register in my total achievement points. I appear to be short a few thousand ap now. A fix on this would be rather timely with the sales up. Thanks.

will look into it

Shadow Warrior purple for 1000 ap did go though, so it’s not a consistent problem and may be isolated to Jacks.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Got purple “Hit the road, Jack” achievement for 1000 ap, but ap did not increase. Hopefully you can check this as I’m nearly certain this is the case, but not absolutely certain. But I’ve been staring at that 8000-something ap for a while now, so I’m pretty sure. Thanks.

Seems to have happened also with “Enduring” ap. Gone past 2500 stam, and it shows I have the purple, but no pop up and not achievement points received.

And now “Hit the Road…Jack” orange achievement also did not register in my total achievement points. I appear to be short a few thousand ap now. A fix on this would be rather timely with the sales up. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Got 5 Mummy Pharaoh’s Khopesh from LOOTING a NM JR or NM Jack. Sorry not sure which. Screenshots of inventory and questing included to show I’ve not even finished NM Pumpkin Patch quest. (I know. I could have reset. But I didn’t.)



 
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Topic: General / Suggestions

When we get to the point a boss or mini boss is only doing 1 damage to us it would be nice if the damage cap was removed from our atks. Coding for this might be hellish, or impossible, but if it is possible it would save many, many clicks that are just click through and not very useful.

Another option might be for us to have an option to release the boss atk cap along with our atk cap. Make the fights more interesting perhaps. I haven’t had an interesting boss fight in well…pretty much forever.

Just a thought.

 
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Topic: General / Suggestions

Originally posted by claytonde:

Suggest for each of the 3 saved profiles we can assign a legion for each profile. And hot keys to switch profiles.

Excellent suggestions.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

Got purple “Hit the road, Jack” achievement for 1000 ap, but ap did not increase. Hopefully you can check this as I’m nearly certain this is the case, but not absolutely certain. But I’ve been staring at that 8000-something ap for a while now, so I’m pretty sure. Thanks.

Seems to have happened also with “Enduring” ap. Gone past 2500 stam, and it shows I have the purple, but no pop up and not achievement points received.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Can’t summon personal raids. Player name Pythigen. No countdown visible, but raids don’t respond by summoning when button pressed.

(Fixed or fixed itself.)

 
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Topic: General / Petition for "Recent Legions" tab

Perfect. And same sorting option for Magics.

Also favorites should be the default tab. Not new.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

Got purple “Hit the road, Jack” achievement for 1000 ap, but ap did not increase. Hopefully you can check this as I’m nearly certain this is the case, but not absolutely certain. But I’ve been staring at that 8000-something ap for a while now, so I’m pretty sure. Thanks.

 
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Topic: General / End the farm groups/guilds

You haven’t really addressed the points in my post Pat. Summoning better raids. Getting those (not in pools) to summon when CD ends. etc.

Also I don’t think you have really made a case for held raids holding up the flow of raids. These raids for pools aren’t necessarily being held much longer than the cooldown. The difference between a constantly summoned raid, and a short term hold is minor to slightly significant, but not extreme, and can easily be made up for by finding ways to get more people to summon.

For all you know the pools INCREASE the total number of raids in DOTD as the pools make a point of getting people to summon. They also make a point of getting people to summon “good” raids. And again good raids that are hit well. How can you be opposed to that?

I think you really need to think this through, with more logic, and less emotion, and consider actual ways to improve total raids on DotD. Not just raids for room one. Not just for fast and high level players. But for all players.

Your work so far has been excellent and invaluable. Please don’t let it get bogged down in a controversy that really isn’t one if you look at it more clearly. Please focus your attention on the real problems I’ve addressed rather than this distraction toward farming pools.