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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [After Tyrant] What New Game Should One Play?

Originally posted by Shadowhopeful:
Originally posted by retsamerol:
Originally posted by Shieru:
Originally posted by ladolcevita:

What’s so good about hearthstone?

Unless of course you are the easily amused type.

I am the easily amused type. Life is so much better this way.

It is. People don’t think I take things seriously half the time.

like… now? or is now a time you didn’t? how are we supposed to know?!

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Lock all TU related topics and remove their content

Originally posted by ladolcevita:
Originally posted by kapitalkurderer:
Originally posted by aesche:

+1

+2

+3

+5

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / FREE OHIO

Originally posted by Chief_Keef_:
Originally posted by 0hio:

Bump for last hoorah

who are you

who are you

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [After Tyrant] What New Game Should One Play?

Originally posted by kapitalkurderer:

(xsept I aint no kraka)

if you have tons of freetime time to troll a Flash game, and to invent your own forumspeak … m8, you a kraka.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / P. rex policy discussion

Originally posted by purei:
Originally posted by Supercharged44:

I dont think, no, I damn well know nobody cares about a faction that is extremely boring. If anything, Prex should merge into BW if you want to make any impact with the “community”.

bring back your old avatar. this one has too much 90s.

ughh, now it’s a duckface. well played.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [After Tyrant] What New Game Should One Play?

Originally posted by Satya007:
Originally posted by retsamerol:

Hearthstone.

No factions in Hearthstone; the community aspect is lost.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / P. rex policy discussion

Originally posted by Supercharged44:

I dont think, no, I damn well know nobody cares about a faction that is extremely boring. If anything, Prex should merge into BW if you want to make any impact with the “community”.

bring back your old avatar. this one has too much 90s.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / P. rex policy discussion

Originally posted by SeanDougherty86:

I don’t think anyone actually believes that PRex is as legit as you think/claim it is

it really is. you’re failing to note where Prex has been most of WMT’s lifetime: clinging to top 20.

we were never embroiled in top faction war when you couldn’t simply buy more stamina.

if reverse warbonding is considered cheating, then perhaps prex has some sordid past? otherwise, we’ve had no reason

… christ, naglaw was doing net damage numbers by hand in 2014.
 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Puzzle

I don’t see how the unknown bit per player can be determined given the information at hand. As Shadow pointed out, probability gets in the way when you work backwards, and working backwards is how all these funny problems are solved. Maybe some assumption I have wrong.

Originally posted by BigL46:

I would try to solve this type of puzzle rets, looks interesting but I just don’t care anymore. I’m too pissed with the last scavenger hunt to even try these things anymore.

what ever happened w/ that?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / What did you get from the Upgrade Packs (I&II)?

Originally posted by yeasy:
Originally posted by purei:
Originally posted by yeasy:

1.8/10 ;___;

wtf is the point of choosing a 10 point system if you’re gonna .8 all over it

None.
Tho, I’m not gonna .8 all over it.

you already did, and it’s in everyone’s eyes.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / What did you get from the Upgrade Packs (I&II)?

Originally posted by yeasy:

1.8/10 ;___;

wtf is the point of choosing a 10 point system if you’re gonna .8 all over it

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Poll: Commander Distribution.

Originally posted by yeasy:

10/50 cards being commanders?
That’s crazy.

Check standard packs, all of them have like max 3 rare commanders.

my guess is that cards that are currently non-meta would be made meta w/ the right commander. if so, then 10 commanders sounds better than another 5 rare assaults.

if there were more meta decks allowed for by 10 interesting commanders, obviously we want 10 commanders. this would be hard to balance, but i think the cabal may have the energy to do it and should try.

so, my vote is C) but with an eye for many meta decks, not focused on rainbow vs mono.

i think some mono-faction action cards could go a long way towards some new mono-meta decks

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

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Community contest] Create your own card - Season 5 (special!) - part B. STANDARD FINAL: Herald of Caelus vs Holy Bull

Originally posted by Tsuken:

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Recreate-a-Card

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] General Information and Discussion - PLEASE READ

Originally posted by PsychoRaito:

unanimous disagreement

this causes me pain to read.

 
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Topic: Guild Recruitment / Prometheans Recruiting

wait. what? this is the wrong forum.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [petition] to ban ladolcevita

bump for this important poll

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Create A Commander / Structure / Action Card!

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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Skill Order for Player Pack cards

bump. i keep hunting for this.

Also, [Mimic, Mimic, Mimic] is similarly not doable. I don’t know why, Roxas/etc, but you may not do Mimic All.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / What caused Tyrant War Metals Declined?

Originally posted by Provokes:

devs were too ambitious

-released a bunch of packs and cards on a consistent basis that each required artwork and coding

-most of the cards were crap because of power creep so players avoided some packs entirely (looking at you occupation)

-made the rares and legendaries too accessible which made the players pressure the devs to release additional packs with additional work

-work > $$ = no tyrant

one good thing were the pornos. poon hounds probably nutted a nice paycheck on the devs.

i think the devs tried Unity and never wanted to F w/ flash/php again.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / How much (roughly) does it cost to keep the Tyrant servers up per annum (+ maintenance)?

yeah, but a powerful computer isn’t usually the problem, uptime is. either cloud computing, or a box being co-located at some ISP, are gonna cost hundreds+ per month and do what they can to guarantee 99.9999% uptime.

if you ran this out of a home, the game would (almost certainly) be down for hours at a time, more often than you’d want, simply because $%!" happens to non-business power and networks.

edit: also, OP asked for a guess on what the current costs were per month. we’re now speculating on how to make it cost less.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / How much (roughly) does it cost to keep the Tyrant servers up per annum (+ maintenance)?

Costs ~$1k/month are not uncommon for good hosting. Tyrant’s servers were hammered during the Leonidas promotion and the game fared surprisingly well which suggests they are paying for good hosting.

Also, from that URL the guess of $100/month is closer to $170/month in depreciating USD. An FPS mostly doesn’t have to keep data around, whereas a large part of Tyrant is the database keeping track of your money and card data. A fast, fault-tolerant database costs more.

Also also, hosting servers out of your basement is cheap because you don’t have multiple links to the internet, power back-ups that can last for hours or days, climate control, protection from fire/flood, etc. It’s possible to do this, but my guess is that they already have enough work focusing on development, without dealing with physical hardware issues.

After all of that, hosting these days is often done on a usage basis .. so it’s possible that the less people using it means less costs. Several hundred a month is a probably a good guess.

Edit: here’s a better guess, from the whois it looks like tyrantonline.com is hosted by Amazon, as a dedicated server whose prices can be found: http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/purchasing-options/dedicated-instances/

Prices for reserved servers via Amazon vary all over the map, but from a friend who is hosting a smaller project on Heroku: about $500/month for the web server, and $600/year for a database that can be used for multiple projects. These prices are all calculated based on usage, and thus also take into account how efficient the code is.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Puzzle

^ If one can check inorix’s hole(?) after logging in but before choosing, then 0hio’s log isn’t needed, the community loses no players, and greg looks like a dummy.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Create A Commander / Structure / Action Card!

We can has legendary action?

inb4copycats

edit: damnit i’m the copycat of a sloppy putz post in the 0-1 CD thread. f. i deserve this.