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Topic: General Gaming / Anybody have some good tips for "Monsters den"?

That was on hardcore. Rangers are just really powerful once you get them equipped properly. Sometimes he wipes out the bosses on his first attack as well.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Anybody have some good tips for "Monsters den"?

I used a warrior, cleric, mage, and ranger.

warrior- Use the highest armor equipment you find. Use all of your stat points on endurance and stick him in front to take most of the hits.

cleric- Use equipment with high power regen and put him in the back row. Give him 2 endurance and 1 intelligence per level.

mage- Use equipment with power regen or kill/stun chance and put him in the back. Give him 2 intelligence and 1 endurance per level.

ranger- This is going to be the guy that kills almost everything you come across once you get him the right equipment. Equipment with stun and kill is your goal, other stats don’t matter compared to them. You should put him in the back row and use Hail of Arrows to hit everyone twice and potentially kill/stun them. Once you have good equipment he will kill between 50-100% of the enemies in one hit, leaving the rest nearly dead. Give him 2 dexterity and 1 endurance.

Edit: Here is a video of an average boss fight. My ranger has 30% stun, 20% kill, and 20 blind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT9BVKe33KQ

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hexiom impossible badge...

I haven’t seriously tried to get that badge yet because I know that it is very difficult and I haven’t felt like trying. Gravitee had a similar situation in that if you unlocked “hole in one” mode before the game was updated, then you could get the impossible badge very easily. On the other hand Max Meseria 2 had a problem for a day or two that made it impossible to earn the impossible badge, resulting in lots of wasted time and effort for anyone who tried. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t. I don’t have any problem with people keeping their badges if they got them an easier way.

I do agree that the badge is probably harder than it should be. I think they should give us more than 3 minutes to finish it, but I doubt that it will be changed.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Dolphin olympics 2 walkthrough

PureHTK: That is the best tutorial video I have seen for this game. I don’t see how a video tutorial for this game could be done any better. Taplo’s video is very good also. They should both help anyone who is struggling to understand what needs to be done on this game to reach the restaurant.

http looks like it could be a very good site but I don’t agree with their support for cheating programs. Hopefully they will phase out that part of their guides and just focus on legitimate ways to earn the badges instead of encouraging people to use external programs to get them.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Cutlass Reef Badge

For the last couple of levels your ships upgrades can determine how well you do. By the last level everything on the top row should be at it’s maximum. Speed and armor should both be within 2-3 points from maximun. I found turning to be the least useful, so I only had 3-4 points in it by the end.

Speed is very important. Having lots of armor is nice but it won’t help if you are moving so slowly that you lose health and pirates every time you pass under an enemy ship. Being fast also makes it less risky to head to the top of the screen when you need to.

For level 11 just try to kill or damage as many as you can before they get in range. If they get too close then you should try to move to the top to get them back to their starting points. If your ship is fast enough then you should be able to do it without taking many casualties. Don’t be afraid to kill a couple of them with close combat if you have too many ships on the screen to be able to fight back effectively.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Cutlass Reef Badge

I tried maxing out my crew and sitting at the top without pushing anything and I got to the last ship on level 10. It looks like you actually have to play those last 3 levels. You will have over 200,000 gold to play with at that point though if you only bought crew.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tweak Scripts (Faster and Better Kongregate!)

I just tried this and it works great. It really speeds things up when you mouse over the badges. Whatever changes that script made should be implemented into the site itself because it’s a lot better than it was.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What badge took you FOREVER to get?

Pappa’s Pizzeria takes a ridiculous amount of time, probably over 20 hours.

Other than that the only one that I can think of that took a long time was Ring Pass Not. I finally managed to get that one even though I got to level 24 or so and didn’t have a lot of items left at that point. I got lucky and made it to level 32 or 33 and hopefully there will never be another badge for that game.

Edit: Of course the longer games still took me a while to finish, such as Gravitee and Max Mesiria 2, but I was not counting those.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Bot Arena 3: Challenge 4

I finished it by having Shield follow Dragon, then keeping Sword away from the fight until I see that the other two are moving in a straight line and that Dragon isn’t too close to Shield to shoot him. I had to manually control Sword for the entire fight, pulling him out if the other robots got too close to each other.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming badge games

http://www.kongregate.com/games/SnowFlavored/fish-quest is a good game that uses the API. I only see a setting for high scores but the devolper of the game has already made a few changes in the past couple of days so they probably would not have a problem adding a “game complete” setting. I think that would make a good hard badge.

The only problem is that the game is harder than most of the other badge games and people would probably rate it lower because of the difficulty. It’s not that hard once you know what to do though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Strategy Guides/Walkthrough Discussion

I have no problem with guides. Most games are made in a way that you can figure out what you are supposed to do without them but if someone wants to use a guide it doesn’t bother me at all. Games are supposed to be fun and if someone doesn’t know what they are supposed to do they probably aren’t going to have fun playing it.

I’m not sure which game you are talking about. The only one I see on your profile is the fish game and that certainly doesn’t need a guide.

Edit: I have been playing through Fish Quest and I can see how people would get confused on the bosses but they aren’t impossible to figure out. The only thing that I see that might need an in game message are those spinning arrows. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with them for a while.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My game Tv show quiz play it.

You realize that “Which show just started a new season that is new?” makes absolutely no sense right?

Maybe you meant “Which new show just started a new season?” which is still wrong since Family Guy is on it’s sixth season which is hardly “new”. You seem to be more focused on which is the newest of the shows so why even say anything about seasons, just say “Which is the newest show?”.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My game Tv show quiz play it.

According to TV.com both The Simpsons and Family Guy aired their season premiers on 9/23 so how is Family Guy correct and The Simpsons isn’t?

There are several mistakes in your spelling and as unproductive said, opinions are not facts and do not belong in a quiz.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to remove badges from Max Mesira

I’m a little surprised at some of the negative posts about earning badges. That is one of the huge advantages this site has over other flash game sites but some of you people seem to be against people doing that for some reason. I think some of you are forgetting that you can enjoy earning the badges and still enjoy the other aspects of the site as well.

I have all of them right now and I always help people out if I have the opportunity. I don’t expect people to be amazed at my level and to be honest, I don’t even care about my level. I have fun being given new challenges for games that I wouldn’t have much motivation to play otherwise. This badge is definitely in the top 3 hardest to get in my opinion but I still had some fun earning it even though I think the battle mode is a little too hard overall.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

There is a guide on COCAK (http://cocak.blogspot.com/) but unfortunately about the only help you can get in battle mode is enemy and level up information. There aren’t really any tricks or secrets to finishing it. For quick reference you will level up after:

1, 6, 10, 16, 22, 26, 27, Bonus round following 27, 31, 33 (or the bonus after it), 39, 44, Bonus round following 45, 47, Full heal after bonus round following 48

Those should be accurate but correct me if I am wrong.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

I just finished getting the badge. That last boss is really tough. I went into the fight at level 15 with 40MP, 2 nectars, 19 potions. I finished the fight with 14MP, 0 nectars, and 0 potions. A few more rounds and I would have lost the battle and had to do it all over again.

The bestiary says he has 3000hp but he drains hp from you throughout the battle so you really have to do a lot more than that to him. I was using a pocket calculator to keep track of how much damage I had done so that I could plan things out and I did 4,497 damage before he died. He will frequently use his super attack towards the end too, often 2 times in a row or after a turn or two he will do it again.

I am glad that I got the badge, as have many other people now, but I still feel that it is going to be too hard for most people to finish. From a gameplay standpoint I don’t see how it is a good idea to make things so hard that most people can’t finish your game.

I have a few of tips for anyone that would bother to use them:

1. Keep a calculator handy to monitor how much health your enemies have left so that you don’t waste any items when they are almost dead.

2. Don’t use nectars until you can get the full 25mp out of them and even then don’t use them unless your healing spell does more than the herbs.

3. If you have trouble with the simon says bonus rounds you might want to try a screen recorder such as hypercam or quickly write down the order on a piece of paper.

4. DON’T LOSE THE BONUS ROUNDS! Do what you need to do to be able to win every one of them or you are going to have a VERY difficult time finishing this.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

I think the guy who made the game should have tried playing it before he uploaded it. He obviously didn’t play through the battle mode part of it or he would have seen that 27 was impossible the way it was.

It just seems like you need so much luck to get through it because your hits have such a wide range of damge on them and if you make one mistake you get caught in a cycle where you try to heal yourself enough to attack but you can’t. The main game was fun but battle mode is really poorly done.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

Did you get to the final round milskidasith? Does it seem like it’s possible to win now?

It is too long and frustrating for me to try it again until I see that other people are actually earning the badge or that it has been changed in some way. I see that no one has earned the badge yet even after the battle 27 problem was changed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to remove badges from Max Mesira

Hey Greg, any idea what is up with the Impossible badge for this game. No one has legitimately gotten the badge yet which is a little unusual. Are you sure that it isn’t literally impossible?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to remove badges from Max Mesira

You aren’t going to get anything changed by only letting people vote that agree with you. I’m sure that anyone that can change things will want to hear both sides of the argument.

I don’t see why you have a problem with these games but a game like Pappa’s Pizzeria that takes 20+ hours of repetition and no skill to earn you don’t complain about?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

That is what I was thinking thok, but I am not aware of any pattern to his attacks. I don’t know if any of the enemies on this game have any patterns, sometimes they will attack constantly or sometimes they will just sit there doing nothing for several turns. As things stand now the defense button is useless unless you are completely out of ways to heal and you want to make the enemies work a little harder to kill you.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

When I said floating robot boss I wasn’t talking about the final boss on the train. I was referring to the boss you fight in the cave, he is battle #27 in battle mode. Battle mode is completely separate from the main game. You can not go and level up somewhere to make things easier and you can not buy items. You are stuck with what you are given.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Max Mesiria Chp2 RPG battle mode walkthrough?

Has anyone earned this badge yet?

I got to 27 which is the floating robot boss but he hits for more than you can heal (aside from 150hp potions) and has a strong attack that nearly kills you in one hit. Even if you had infinite potions you would still be dead if he hit you with any combination of his strong attack and another attack. The only time you would be safe to make an attack is if he happens to miss and leave you with 100% of your hp. Is there some kind of strategy I am missing on this guy?

Edit: I see that only Nemoso has earned this badge so far, and he has the pizza badges with 15 days played if that tells you anything…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / thing thing hard badge...

I’m curious to how these guys are doing it that find it so easy as well. Maybe one of you guys can post a video so others can see how you are playing.

The easiest place for me to get the badge was on the level where you start next to the number “03” painted on a wall. I went to the highest point and stayed on the left side of the little bridge up there. Take your time and kill whatever shows up on the bridge. Usually it is the flying robots, beans, or zombies so you don’t have to worry too much about getting shot to death. The enemies might stop showing after a while so if that happens stay on the bridge and jump around as high as you can and that seems to force more enemies to spawn near you. I think by jumping around you are causing some of the lower enemies to become too far away from you and disappear allowing fresh enemies to show up.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Two badges I won't be getting: A look on Papa's Pizzeria

Check the people that have them with the number of days they played. Many of them are hackers who have the badges after as little as 4-20 days of play time.