Recent posts by purei on Kongregate

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Topic: Tyrant / Where the upgrades at?

there is no buffs, only upgrades. (what a lovely singing voice you must have)

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Tyrant Song] Where the big _____ at?

Czar

 
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Topic: Tyrant / WWWB

yay, an intra-alt conversation

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Community contest] Create your own card - Main topic

Ae: that’s legendary, easily.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Haileon future

Originally posted by Moraku:

Update (March 30): Catepillar has volunteered to reimplement some things to make it work on client-side.

Originally posted by TheSench:

If someone is planning on taking over ownership of SimTyrant, please let me know. I have been recently resumed making updates to the code and would be willing to share them with you.

I don’t know the details of the catepillar tweaks, but some of Haileon’s tools could be hosted the way tyrant-card-builder is: for free on github.com. The only manual interaction would be needing to update the cards.xml/images, as i am currently doing w/ cate’s builder. And bugs/code changes could be dealt w/ using github’s issue tracker/pull requests.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [recruiting] Tyrants Club - lv 22 - Stable, mature faction. 3rd year of playing.

You inspired me to look for dino bumps, MS.

But it’s poor form of me to bump over your bump, so, bump for TC!

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

 
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Topic: Tyrant / How Bama uses 21 alts to get top1 in XP

‘practically isn’t even really’? which is it, OOH?!

 
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Topic: Tyrant / How Bama uses 21 alts to get top1 in XP

only as long as you use photoshop on your main, Super, it’s not cheating.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / How Bama uses 21 alts to get top1 in XP

dunno why, but the topic post reminds me of Mad Libs

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Can anyone recommend a good strategy or card game?

hard modes are rarely amazing game design, usually just an across the board boost for the enemy or nerf for your side. i found the normal campaigns ramped up in challenge appropriately.

Wesnoth is much fun with friends in co-op against unknown people, but it needs a more multi-day-friendly asynchronous mode.

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

crazyeye: surge rate, not win rate. % of surging to fighting. that’s two people that don’t get jokes now.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Advanced counter cards game (squabble edition)


Rule 566: Card must have strike.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Something neat I found out

protoflare played w/ this a long time ago, but i imagine few people noticed it: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/65/topics/306200?page=5#posts-6530544

later proto mentions that counter (and by extension strike on attacked/death) will allow this to happen if the augment is on your turn.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / RNG woes

Simple! The only thing you have to do to mathematically guarantee getting any card you want: buy infinite packs.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / (to DEVs)When will the next event be?

OP has a good point: events are a great way to allow bots to stay meta-relevant, but not players that return after a multi-month hiatus.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Kongbot gameplay service

Originally posted by lonelyterrorist:
Originally posted by throwawaytimenow:

Players developed this feature long ago.

So new I only have 10 posts.

i think he meant the incongruity of you saying ‘long ago’ vs. only being around for 10 recent posts. not his postcount vs. yours, though, his avatar …

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Chrome do not display tyrant fansite correctly

computers suck :(

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Chrome do not display tyrant fansite correctly

try another browser, just to be sure it’s not something more problematic.

it works on my Chrome, so it’s likely a problem local to your machine, rather than a problem w/ the fansite or Chrome

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Community contest] Create your own card – Season 2 – Part A - OPEN

I miss 0 drop cards.

Unknown if Tyrant can have a 0-drop summoned-on-kill attack the same turn, but it should.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / (semi) free cq tiles

HAHAH, that faction is ****ed

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Cheating] Suggestion to Kongregate

@MSU: I’d tend to agree, but I can see the desire of not wanting to tarnish your main as a reason to make and use an alt, which is what I’m hoping to narrow down to a list.

As you said, surging and increased stamina did a good job of mitigating alts as bot factions, and spying w/ alts is as old as it gets as far as alting.

I think the conquest/tourneys are relatively new exploits (because conquest is newish and because tourney participation has dropped due to player base attrition). They are also ‘new’ in the sense of ‘growing’, because eventually a sizable portion of the playerbase realizes how lucrative an exploit can be.

If these are the main, current, sticking points for alts, then perhaps they can be surgically dealt with like surging/300stamina did.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Cheating] Suggestion to Kongregate

Alts are fun to play, because you get many times more chances to get meta-worthy cards and people that tend to keep their alts separate and manually play them are likely benefitting the game as a whole by populating the game with more players.

There’s a synapticon post somewhere that i’m paraphrasing: policing alts/rule-breakers is very hard and bound to piss legitimate players off; it’s better to have a system where cheating gives you little-to-no advantage

Originally posted by Zeitvertreibe:

i think the reasons why this matters are more complex. i tried to sum up the very obvious in this one.

Thanks. I’ve added the spying point. Your list tended to deal with the fallout of alts, I’m hoping to get a list of, maybe, root causes.

  1. using alts to boost your main in tournaments (especially WB tourneys) by purposely losing; effective because you and your alt can fight at the same time to increase the likelihood of a mutual battle.
  2. factions comprised of alts/bots can be used to harass faction wars, or more importantly, protect tiles in conquest
  3. alts are used to spy on other factions

It seems like points 1 and 2 are tractable issues with changes to the system. Point 3 will be a problem whether or not you have alts (social engineering, see Eve online as a nutso example).

If anyone has more specific points to add to the above list, please do; the devs are notably AWOL but in the past they have appreciated Moraku-class bullet point lists.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Post your own card ideas here.....

Glad to see a new name sticking around in this thread, TANG, but: Any card that summons itself on play would summon infinite cards.

Speaking of vanishing raid makers, where’d Necromorph go?

 
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Topic: Tyrant / [Cheating] Suggestion to Kongregate

i’m slow. plz help, are these the problems with alts?

  • using alts to boost your main in tournaments (especially WB tourneys) by purposely losing; effective because you and your alt can fight at the same time to increase the likelihood of a mutual battle.
  • factions comprised of alts/bots can be used to harass faction wars, or more importantly, protect tiles in conquest

am i missing a thing?