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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / An unbiased view of GloAss - the vanilla of the ice creams

wait, vanilla is already of the ice creams.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: Faction Recruitment / Pwnersaurus Rex: Competitive, upper-tier faction seeking interesting, active, articulate players

Originally posted by ladolcevita:

^ classically bad movie.

but is it satire

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [To DEV] Reporting a piracy. You might want to file a lawsuit.

Originally posted by Kvlticon:
Originally posted by purei:

that is not ‘ripping off artwork’.

You really don’t understand how copyright works.

i admitted to as much, but i still don’t think the two things i mentioned are ‘ripping off artwork’. i have been doing my own research on this, but only have come across untouched art/photos as being (easily) subject to copyright. can you point me to something that will explain it?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [To DEV] Reporting a piracy. You might want to file a lawsuit.

Originally posted by Eonian:

What are the Chinese gonna do? Extradite the Locojoy executives to the U.S. for trial? LOL

i am procrastinating and this made me wonder what actually would happen; i had zero idea. apparently the Berne Convention (1886) was an international treaty protecting copyright across countries. lots of countries signed, but the US for a long time refused (1989). China has also signed (1992). so there is some sort of legal grounds for such things, even between the US and China, but how effective it is.. well, right. also, i couldn’t find what the recourse would be if there was a dispute (i.e. extradition, or would it be dealt w/ somehow on China’s end?)

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [To DEV] Reporting a piracy. You might want to file a lawsuit.

that is not ‘ripping off artwork’.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [To DEV] Reporting a piracy. You might want to file a lawsuit.

years of ripping off artwork from others?

do you mean taking photos of famous people from the internet and reskinning them as zombie commanders? or do you mean the Quad Walker thread where every image was obviously tangentially related to something on the internet? i don’t think either of these things could possibly be considered as ‘ripping off artwork’. maybe i missed something.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Thought Exercise: How can you tell if a matchmaking system is balanced?

PR: that is a rather pathetic cop-out towards some informative links. you need a nap.

Hoschi: good post. one line in the ELO Wikipedia article that i like that seems particularly relevant considering the common distaste for ELO: Performance isn’t measured absolutely; it is inferred from wins, losses, and draws against other players. All systems will have to guess at skill.

fg: the TrueSkill system is quite a good one, though its variations on ELO are specifically meant to handle situations of more people involved than a 1v1. when i looked some time ago i could not find a good write-up on dealing with games that use randomness in fights.

I think ELO is still the most sound approach to any 1v1 competition, even with randomness. However, 1) the K-factor (or something similar) needs to be tuned to make several bullshit losses not too detrimental to the rating, and 2) there should be some way to handle people that preserve their rating by not playing after they’ve pushed themselves up in the rankings w/ a particularly good win streak.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / @Beta Team, Consortium, Cabal or Apocalypse Team.

l2post

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / @Beta Team, Consortium, Cabal or Apocalypse Team.

squash blue balls

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / @Beta Team, Consortium, Cabal or Apocalypse Team.

@Pip/SD: Are you guys taking this from their recent silence, or from some other communique you received outside the forum? Considering how little effort they had to put into the Apocalypse pack, it would surprise me a little that they wouldn’t allow the same player-run development effort again. This is assuming that they had not recently been harassed by WMT trolls.

Edit: maybe i have no idea how many hours they worked to get that pack in the game? maybe it’s monday and my brain is a pile of crap already.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Friendly reminder: this forum is a WMT containment zone

@LDV: Good point. Those Dev studios mentioned in the video as ‘doing it right’ were all large ones. I have no way of knowing for sure, but SpryFox is probably the closest in size to Synapse, or was back during their 2011 SteamBirds success.

 
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Topic: Global Assault / [Dev] Rebalanced Stats

Originally posted by Rudgutter:

The Shrike will now have Pierce 1 at level 1 and Pierce 2 at its last level. We’ve swapped Rally with Pierce to teach Counter better, since Rally doesn’t stack with Counter.

what’s Counter

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / some financial speculations behind synap games since WMT

^+1
i spent a while this morning watching more of extra credits.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Where…

bottom middle, about halfway off the screen. but, sometimes after the first card i play, when i try to click skip, i pick a stupid card instead, bc the animations were already done.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / If you want to continue after Tyrant, try Global Assault instead Tyrant Unleashed

Originally posted by yeasy:
Originally posted by Caad:

It works with Unity, I can’t play it at work :(

Are you game tester or smth?

same w/ me. in my case i don’t have admin access to the machine, and won’t be asking them to install Unity. even the flash version is too old to play most things.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [OT] You get to choose whatever super-power you want, provided the next poster gets to pick your super-hero name.

Whisper

My normal speaking voice is deafening.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Revitalize Tyrant] Allow the players to take over the content-making for the game.

This is WMT. But, so are all the hate threads/posts/sighas that get mod’d.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Let's make sure it goes full circle... Need some help

Originally posted by Definit1on:

+1 for Definit1on’s only Tea-nashe free post.

EDIT: OMG I didn’t know there was a fight going on!

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Revitalize Tyrant] Allow the players to take over the content-making for the game.

Originally posted by crazyeye2011:
Originally posted by darkfang77:
Originally posted by Maharid:

No woman, no cry.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Sorry I was late to post.

are those the same guys?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [snip]

-1. the original thread is better.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Why Sean got kicked from OoD

^ a ToS derail. nice, it’s a longshot, but it just might work.

Edit: I think mods should keep this thread open forever, through necros and all.

 
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Topic: Global Assault / [Dev] Player Feedback

Typos

  • Darrius
  • look though your uses of “it’s”, there is at least one misuse. “it’s” is not possessive. it is ‘it is’ contracted.

UI

  • when i drag a unit out, only to put it back, i don’t think the ‘unit help/deploy screen’ needs to open. i just want to put the unit back in its spot.
  • click and drag lists are unfriendly on not-touchscreens, especially when they snap-to-grid. please try adding arrows for the desktop version?

Race conditions

  • when i log in, and at other times?, the generator does not properly display its fullness.
  • using the armory, when i select a recipe that uses, say, a ‘light jeep’ to fuse — displayed as the lower ingredient — if i select the recipe next to it and it also uses ‘light jeep’, but it’s the upper ingredient displayed, the ‘light jeep’ does not light up as if i own it.

edit: beerrun77 wrote a really good post helping in part explain Antiga’s frustration. Fable, and other games, have had the mechanic of ‘press and hold’ that I have appreciated. Let any button that spends premium currency fill/light up gold as you hold for 3 seconds?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / trolls and good cards

someone in prex just called supercharged44 a troll. people have called cerealguy, shieru, lokolopo2, darkfang77, dnaimagery, yeasy, sighaknight, kapitalkurderer, shian, fraoulokavlhs, ladolcevita, a million others and now, super .. trolls.
what, actually, is a troll?


the player’s pack was well balanced as a pack (by a large margin, really), if the focus is on deck diversity. if the focus is on direct contribution by any/all players, then it struggled, at best. if the focus is on spreading out pack purchases/options to diversify card pools, it failed (but so did upgrade packs).
what system, what recipe, produces a Good community-agreed-upon deck?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What have you gotten from the Players Pack?

Originally posted by darkfang77:

everything except oathkeeper :(

i must’ve gotten 6 oathkeepers by now, and i’m missing other legends. you can have one.