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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Kalex is messed up and doesn’t heal properly. Rumour has it his max heal is based on how much damage you take in the beginning. Please fix.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by zqgame:
Originally posted by gattacaace:

Dragon is still bugged.

I apologize for the dev’s.

Hopefully they will fix it.

Give them some time and enoy playing the game.

I can only apologize again. We will fix it again and update the boss to test server for testing tomorrow. If it is ok upon checking, we will update it as soon as possible.

Who do you think you are fooling? You don’t have a “test server”. That much is obvious.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on Oct.31st, 2013

Originally posted by Katrin:

i’d like a sale on capable devs

Throw in a book, English for beginners, and they might get somewhere.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Halloween Day Event

Originally posted by zqgame:

Hello XUep7,
:L. As you said, you can get 15 lamps at most,then you can also exchange for a quite good rewards.

rofl

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / hatchet new skill

Originally posted by Andrias:

I assure everyone ZQ can not do this in a way that will not cause outrage. Its like that in these game particularly. Cant please everyone. If you nerf hatchet a group of people will be happy, then another group of people will rise up to complain about the change.

I dont see an easy resolution to this for ZQ.

The solution is to let everybody change race and class. That way, anyone who wants can chose hatchet. People can and will continue playing other classes as well, but it would level the playing field for those wanting to be as strong as possible, but is now hindered by their choice of race made perhaps a year or two ago, with no knowledge of “end game” strength.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / hatchet new skill

In my mind, this is fairly simple. Hatchets were by far the strongest class in the game, and they were made even stronger.
They do well in all aspects of the game.

In pvp, the rank seems pretty obvious:
Nr 1: Hatchet
Nr 2: Shaman (Used to be nr 1, but they nerfed the heal)
Nr 3: Archer
Nr 4: Paladin
Nr 5: The rest are clearly worse than the first four. (my own scholar might come in 5’th, but hard to compare since so few play these weak classes)

In PvE it’s harder to make a list, because it varies with the different sones, but I would put hatchets as nr 1 in that category as well, even before this latest buff. They really have no big weakness. Shamans have had a rough stint in the tower though, no doubt about that, but most just changed to Hatchet. Archer is still better than Paladin, and the rest are still far behind.

Against World Boss, I would put hatchet as nr 1 in strenght, but this is a lot closer. Archer and Paladin has evade, which is better than fight back here, but it’s not enough since their damage is so low compared to a hatchet. In my mind, this is the one place where it can be argued that Hatchets aren’t clearly the strongest, but they are undeniably one of the strongest even here since Magical heros are terrible against wb all together, and they worst case scenario is that they are only slightly worse than an archer.

Against the new MI quests, I don’t think I need to repeat how stupid it is that magical heros can’t finsish the quests, while pretty much any decent physical with a rebirth armour can. Hatchets again excel with their high damage and fight back.

I know this ranking is a personal opinion, and I’m not bothering with evidence, but it should be pretty clear to everyone that the one class that didn’t need to get stronger was the Hatchets.

The other thing that is painfully obvious is that ZQ games should do a full round of balancing of the classes.

In the mean time, I suggest the following quickfix:
Make it possible for everyone to change race. That way everyone can be any of the 9 classes, resulting in a fair contest.
(a round of balancing should still be performed)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / SLO GM Team Information in August

I was going to write a long rant about your censorship, how you deleted my bug report with evidence that you were wrong when you refused to listen to another player, deleting my next post complaining about you deleting the first one. I could talk at length about your orders for me to not write anything on the forums. How you told me to not fight for the players and the game, but to support you no matter what, even when you were wrong. How you “punish” me by removing me as GM after having served well for a long time, and without even having the curtesy to tell me.

I’ll just leave it with mentioning these things, so that everyone knows how you operate.

Your are ignorant.
You do not even try to listen to your players most of the time.
You don’t understand what we say when you do try.
If you had the slightest idea of what the game needed, you could ignore player wishes, but you are fumbling in the dark and usually making the wrong decisions.
Add the fact that you censor even objective and correct information if you do not like how it shows your incompetense, it all adds up to you being the worst game developer I have ever had the “pleasure” of knowing.

As a professional creator of Software, I would like to say that you are a disgrace for the industry.

Kind Regards
Galroth
PS, I don’t really expect you to give much of a reply to this, but if your response is to delete it, I will juts repost.
I have kept logs and screenshots of our chats and the forum posts as well, in case you try to deny it.

(ok, it kind of turned out to be a rant anyway, juts a bit shorter than I originally wanted to)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / hatchet new skill

Thank you ZQ games for demonstrating without any shadow of a doubt that you have no idea how your own game works, and what it needs.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Arena Credits Ranking Competition Awaits You!

Originally posted by Katrin:

what a stupid event …
Frost lvl 100 if they participate: HaMi, Cat, Cine

Have you forgotten me allready? Summer vacation is over, so I’m back. ;-)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Crusade Instance – Mysterious Island

edited

I’m not a big fan of censorship, so I’ll just make a short recap (I also have a screenshot of the first post):

I showed my gear (full hades gear at max fort) which made me lose the fight against the MI boss.
I tried with full pumps, and still lost.

I added a rebirth armour, and managed to get the boss to rebirth once but the fight timed and and became a draw.

I used rebirth and bought 20% potions, giving me a total magic attack was 24044.
And I still get a draw. Not possible to do enough damage to the boss.

The conclusion being that it’s not possible for a magic user to beat that fight, and that ZQ’s picture is of another fight all together.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Crusade Instance – Mysterious Island

Originally posted by zqgame:

Hello,
The Mysterious Island is a little challenging. It doesnn’t matter which kind hero, magical or physical you are.

It matters very much. For Physical hero’s, it’s a very hard fight but with great gearm it can be done. That’s OK. One might argue it’s a bit too hard, but if it’s your intention, then it’s ok.

For Magical heros, it’s impossible. There is no combination of gear, no matter how well fortified and recast that will allow a magical hero to beat that boss.

Difficult is fine, impossible is not. And especially discriminating against a spesific part of your users.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Infection

Personally, I’m quite fond of my new ability to give infections. Enormous potential in the new fights where troop counts are very high. I can kill over 40k troops at once. :-D

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Great battles of SLO

Since TheCat didn’t post them here, but in a drop list, I’ll just copy paste them here, but just to clarify, these are not my fights (I just finished 6.5), but TheCat:

http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9479363 for 6.1
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9477045 for 6.2
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9477117 for 6.3
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9478124 for 6.4
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9477353 for 6.5
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9477518 for 6.6
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9477737 for 6.7
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9479147 for 6.8
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9479219 for 6.9
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9479374 for 6.10 (LOST)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by moriartias:

As far as harm done to other players;
-Showing a bad example for other players as a GM (making it feel for others its ok to use this bug)
-you claim there isnt much difference (why use it then?)
If I look at you’re (very weak?) Hecate alone its always 20k more a round. So for a short WB (30mins) that makes 600000 damage difference, and off course other heros get an extra shot. So very likely its a minimal 1M damage more for 30 mins of WB. Not much for you perhaps but for regular players thats huge.
Doing more damage is gaining more reward for you and less for other players (theres the harm done to every single player on this server)

You were still #3 in top yes (#1 thecat and #2 Hami). Both these players didnt use the bug. Even out of respect for these players you could have stopped using the bug during that WB. What spot would you have gotten if not used thats also a question? Using this bug from beginning till end during this WB while clearly 5 others in top 10 weren’t using it proves to me that you were after personal gain.

In my opinion what you should have done as a GM;
1 Report it (and you did)
2 Announce it in WC (and you did)
3 Warn players not to use it (especially those 1-2 that already did) since it so very easily monitored/proven (which you didnt)
4 Send a warning to the very few players that use it (which you didnt)
5 Ask devs to remove (some) credits from players that used this bug (theres just 5 of them…). Im assuming you didnt do that.

Why (again in my opinion) promoting the bug in WC and making it possible to use for all is wrong;
-Could have make it hard for devs to punish the players that have used it bug. Cant punish all for using it, but now 5 can.
-Only those players with most lvl-ed hero’s and most good gear benefit from this most. Its not just 2 extra meat shields, not only can they do some extra damage but also give the other OP heros with OP gear get an extra shot. Since youre 1 of those few players with really good gear and lvl-ed heros I claimed youre personal gain. Its so obvious really strong players would have gained more from this bug then a regular players.

To put it simple cause you dont want to see/get my point; an extra 60k shot (OP player) does a lot more then a 10k shot (regular player) during a WB event.

“Despite your claims, no one on the server has enough gear to equip 7 heros. I don’t even have enough for 5.” Did I say you have to equip all? I claim the ones with the most powerfull gear (not in numbers, but most damage) would have had most benefit from this bug.

I did say all of this in WC yet you seemed very persistent to promote this bug instead of warning players not to use it.

Also still finding it very strange that “a majority of players” agreed with you explaining how to use this bug was a good thing yet only 5 out of 42 active did use it. (and 50% of top10)

And Gal its still not personal (im questioning a GM’s behaviour) and im still not lying, what you claim I do.

OK, I’m not going to dignify that post with a detailed answer.

I’m just going to say that I find it hilarious that this is coming from one of the most cheating players on the server.
The hypocrisy level is epic.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by moriartias:

Have been keeping it civil still even after been called a paranoia pills using liar.

And yes it may sound personal but thats because youre a GM promoting bug exploitation (and even using it)

To make it none slander;
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9287511
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9287465
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9287420
http://kg3.zqgame.com/wos/wosplay.php?play_report=9287377

Since the reward isnt that great anymore the other 4 using it probably will stop using it. All I can ask and expect from you know is to stop using it. Youre harming other top 10 players not using it.

Now, I’ve spent all my patience trying to reason with you, first in world chat and now here.
As I have shown you with quotes earlier, you have not been civil, you throw false accusations and lie.
I did not call you a pill user either, I said you should take pills for the paranoia. Calling you paranoid is probably something I should have avoided, but if you read the passage you wrote that I refered to, I think it’s not without merrit.

When it comes to the battle reports, I have never denied that I used it in this world boss, so your point is moot. I even said so in the game chat. No point trying to prove something that noone is arguing against.

And harming others? As far as I know, all of the players you have found to that used the bug, knew about it before I said anything. As I have said, it is a well known bug on other servers, it has been used on our server for days by at least two players, and today, it was talked about and linked in our ally chat with about 30 members online (though some probably afk). The word would get out one way or another, as it has on Rothus. And I think the widespread use of the bug on Rothus server serves as ample proof that the same would happen here given some time. What I did was level the playing field, giving everyone the same knowledge and the same choice. If anything, the public attention to the matter may have scared people away from using it. I finished third in the ranking today, just like every other day so I didn’t take anyones position in the ranking either.

As for your accusations of announcing this for personal gain, it just doesn’t make sence. If I wanted to gain personally, I wouldn’t have told anyone, I would have just abused it and hoped noone else learned about it. And if you look at the battle reports you posted, you’ll se that I don’t gain “a lot more than everyone else” either. My two extra heros are two very weak meatshields (Hugues and Hecate). Despite your claims, no one on the server has enough gear to equip 7 heros. I don’t even have enough for 5. (though I’m finally getting close) and anyone can field naked heros as meatshields.

To sum up, I cannot see a single person that has been harmed by what I have done, and I see many that are better off for it. You may disagree all you like, feel free to report me to ZQ games and what not, but I have talked to them all day, and kept them informed of everything I have done in this matter, including using the bug and that I would inform the server of the bug in world chat. I’ve played this with a completely open hand, not hidden anything from anyone with only one intention; to do what I believe is best for the game.

And with that, I leave this matter, and will not reply to any further posts you make on the matter unless you try to spread further lies.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by moriartias:

Looking at some battlereports of last WB you’re last claim is a straight out lie.

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A lie? Please read the statement again, and a bit more closely. I have not said anything about others using it. I said that the majority of players who spoke supported my decision to announce it. To give everyone the same oppertunity. Including several of the ones you mention below that did not use it.

In all fairness, some said it was a bad idea as well, and some didn’t care, but everyone apart from you stuck to a civil discussion, debating the issue, and not going into personal attacks, groundless accusations and slander.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by moriartias:
Originally posted by Galroth:
Originally posted by moriartias:

Another sad day for SLO; players using 7 hero setup instead of the (max) 5.

Even more saddens me a GM promoting it, I wonder what hes trying to accomplish.

Worldchat message he posted; http://pastebin.com/rKWmeWhA explaining how to exploit this bug.

He claims reporting it to zq, so now making sure it is reported…

Hes hoping it will become legal but that will kill this game even faster.

Claiming it will be fair if all use it… but thats a ridiculous claim. Only players with 7 fully trained heros with equipment will gain from this bug if all use it (most likely to be cash players or those who have used robots in the past)

When the gap between cash players and regular player becomes to great, the regulars will just quit. What will result in a pretty much empty game and no fun anymore for cash players either.

So bad idea to make it legal.

So best idea to shut down WB immediately or at least remove the rewards gained from it till this bug is fixed

PS bug should in legions/battles to, but the rewards gained from those arent that big compared to WB

Parts of you post is true, parts is lies. You are allowed to disagree, but keep it civil.

What part is the lie?


You don’t even believe me when I tell you I have reported it? Gee, you should take some pills for that paranoia. I reported it to ZQ withing minutes of learning of it, and I also told them that I would announce it in world chat. I even walked them through the process since they didn’t understand the instructions, and they have now managed to reproduce it.


I was being civil and now its pills for paranoia


The bug has all ready been used by many players for many days on at least one other server, and today, it was spread on ours as well, and we even learned that it had been in use against wb for a long time on our server by one or more players.



As I’ve said, my reasoning is that to me, It seems more fair if everybody knows and uses an exploit, than letting just a few have that advantage over the rest.


Fixing the bug and punishing the few that abused it would be best. Now that all can/have used it, its impossible to punish the few.


So stop insulting me, and get over it. ZQ will deal with this as soon as they can, and in the mean time, I have done what I can do help keep the damage as low as possible.


Wheres the part im insulting? And I think you did major damage by promoting bugexploiting

I wonder what hes trying to accomplish.
I’ve told you at least 10 times. Suggesting that I have ulterior motives is insulting.

He claims reporting it to zq, so now making sure it is reported…

This is accusing me of lying to you and the entire server. No matter how much you disagree with my decision in this, you have no reason to do that whatsoever.


Hes hoping it will become legal but that will kill this game even faster.

This is an outright lie. I have never said I hope it becomes legal.

Claiming it will be fair if all use it… but thats a ridiculous claim.
I never said it would be fair. That’s a lie. I said it would be more fair than not sharing it. Big difference.
Calling it ridiculous is not only an insult to me, but to all the players who have agreed with me. (which happens to be the majority of players who have said anything).

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by moriartias:

Another sad day for SLO; players using 7 hero setup instead of the (max) 5.

Even more saddens me a GM promoting it, I wonder what hes trying to accomplish.

Worldchat message he posted; http://pastebin.com/rKWmeWhA explaining how to exploit this bug.

He claims reporting it to zq, so now making sure it is reported…

Hes hoping it will become legal but that will kill this game even faster.

Claiming it will be fair if all use it… but thats a ridiculous claim. Only players with 7 fully trained heros with equipment will gain from this bug if all use it (most likely to be cash players or those who have used robots in the past)

When the gap between cash players and regular player becomes to great, the regulars will just quit. What will result in a pretty much empty game and no fun anymore for cash players either.

So bad idea to make it legal.

So best idea to shut down WB immediately or at least remove the rewards gained from it till this bug is fixed

PS bug should in legions/battles to, but the rewards gained from those arent that big compared to WB

Parts of you post is true, parts is lies. You are allowed to disagree, but keep it civil.

You don’t even believe me when I tell you I have reported it? Gee, you should take some pills for that paranoia. I reported it to ZQ withing minutes of learning of it, and I also told them that I would announce it in world chat. I even walked them through the process since they didn’t understand the instructions, and they have now managed to reproduce it.


The bug has all ready been used by many players for many days on at least one other server, and today, it was spread on ours as well, and we even learned that it had been in use against wb for a long time on our server by one or more players.


As I’ve said, my reasoning is that to me, It seems more fair if everybody knows and uses an exploit, than letting just a few have that advantage over the rest.


So stop insulting me, and get over it. ZQ will deal with this as soon as they can, and in the mean time, I have done what I can do help keep the damage as low as possible.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on June 24th, 2013

Originally posted by wbl21:

So, what happens when all the hitters join the 1st two WB, and the people that can only play late can never kill the WB? That is what I see happening.

I suggest it’s not a set time, but rather you can play for any 2-hour period during the day. Once you attack the first time, your 2 hours starts. And then, no longer “kill” the dragon, it always dies at reset. Whatever you earn during your 2 hours is what you earn. You would need to increase the rewards though, and maybe do top-20 since there wouldn’t be 2 separate events for earning top-10.

It’s not a perfect system, but we have to keep it simple for them to get it done quickly. Our suggestion was to let the wb health adjustment work on the same wb 24 hours later, so that each time period only impacts it self ther next day, and not the world boss that follows (as it is today). Not perfect, but easier than changing the system completely, and I think it’s important that we don’t over complicate this with loads of new ideas and different approaches, even if they are good ones.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on June 24th, 2013

Originally posted by kkillerr:
Originally posted by zqgame:

Dear all,
Hope to hear more feedbacks for 4 times WB at 2 am-4 am, 8am-10am, 2pm-4pm, 8pm-10pm that Galroth advised. If more players agree with it, i will continue to talk to our devs about the boss time according to your suggestion.

you’ve missed 1 THING… if you are going to change it to 4 times…. make it so people ONLY CAN PLAY IN 2!!!!…….

That is an important part of the suggestion, and we have discussed it with them and even given them two solutions on how to do it in an easy way.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on June 24th, 2013

Originally posted by BlackHat88:

I support the idea, even if I have no idea if what the time will be in australia lol, just do one every 6 hours and it will be fine

2 am server time (the first one) is 5pm in Sydney, and then every 6 hours, so you should have 3 wb’s in fairly normal hours. (11am, 5pm, 11pm.) :-)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on June 24th, 2013

Originally posted by zqgame:

Dear all,

Don’t worry. Could you discuss with it and list specific time you would like. In addition, we only can try our best to make more players satisfied.

These are the times we want:
2 am-4 am, 8am-10am, 2pm-4pm, 8pm-10pm

2 am server time is 9am for me in Europe, midnight in Los Angeles, 3pm in Beijing, 5pm in Sydney,
The rest of the times are spaced out evenly with 6 hours apart. Easy to remember, and fair for everyone.

The times doesn’t crash with capital time.

And as far as I can tell, almost all parts of the world will have 3 spots within or close to normal waking hours. At least you won’t have to stretch it much, and as we have said, we want a system where you are only allowed to join 2 fights every day.

It is also important that the time it takes to kill the dragon doesn’t affect the next world boss, but the one 24 hours later.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on June 24th, 2013

Originally posted by zqgame:

Dear all,
Please don’t misunderstand. “you take a random post on the message board and change it according to that in stead” “You choosed one of them” That’s not correct. It is just an example. You can read more at the link :http://www.kongregate.com/forums/106-shadowland-online/topics/339580 as i said. That is more players’ advice.

Have you even read the thread you are linking to?

It contains 14 posts.
2 are yours.
8 are from players saying: “ZQ games did a very bad job when they changed the time of the world boss”
4 are about completely different matters of that update.

Not one of them suggests the times you have changed them to, but with 8 of them saying you did a bad job the last time, you should understand that you have to listen to what the times we want.

Cine has in this thread already quoted parts of the skype conversation where we discussed this, and gave you concrete times. The times were a consensus that many dedicated and loyal players had reached. You just ignore it, again and again.

Every time you change the times, you seems to make it worse for the players. We have given you the solution, now please use it.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / News: SLO Server Maintenance Announcement on June 24th, 2013

Originally posted by zqgame:

Dear Thegil,
You can read it at the link :http://www.kongregate.com/forums/106-shadowland-online/topics/339580. “we ask to move the 2nd boss time. instead you move the first one to a worse time.”

Are you joking? You change the time based on that post, and not the suggestion we discussed at length and sent you.
And you have the nerve to call it “what most players want”.

You ask us as GM’s to guve suggestions, and help you, but you take a random post on the message board and change it according to that in stead?

Your utter disregard for your playerbase, and your GM’s is shocking.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / *** Suggestions ***

Originally posted by zqgame:
Originally posted by kkillerr:

thought you were gonna let us know when you have some kind of info about changing the time of world boss-_-.
seriously you never keep your word or have any respect for the players that play your game

World Boss time has been changed as most players’ suggested.We are sorry we can not satisfy all players.Hope you can understand.

Most players suggested that you change the times, but most players did not suggest the times you changed it too. You made it worse for just about everybody.

We have come up with a good suggestion that would make it easier, more fun and more fair for everybody, and we sat down to discuss and find the best times that we sent you, but you just ignore it. Why do you even ask for suggestions if you won’t listen to it?