Recent posts by stankybones on Kongregate

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Topic: Little Bandits Web / Wanted, and the current flaws

Originally posted by Hurin:

Anybody else noticed that the opponents that you get for Wanted with this new update seems to be the same people over and over? At least for me, it has been. I start a streak and I face this same team each time I start a new streak. Four times now. This update to Wanted is not good at all. At least, we were given a choice of which over-leveled team we want to be beaten by (or potentially beat), now we don’t have a choice.

+1

The battles are challenging, but then it matches me against the same guy that has a Mythical character, plus one that is +3 levels higher than every other toon in the duel. It’s a loss every single time for me…broken like 5 streaks now in the past 3 days.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / My +1/2x King Stone Event Tally

Honestly, everyone posting they got 1 or more C King stones from spending less than 1M….makes me want to quit this game. I’ve spent at least 25M and 25K-35K in crowns the past 11 months. I’ve completed every single dungeon without letting one lapse, yet still not a single C King stone anywhere to be found.

That’s a terrible reward system.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / My +1/2x King Stone Event Tally

And here I thought drop rates were decreased this time around.

~5M spent, and only 4 crappy C stones (now up to 7 C Spirit stones I will never be able to use, and I puke in my mouth a little every time I pull a C Guardian stone). Even sold off 800K worth of E stones after the fact and got no more C stones.

Been playing for almost exactly 1 year now, and 0 C King stones. While improvements to LHT have been great lately, not sure I will make it much longer.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Went from 2500 -> 10,000 today

Originally posted by Lazarlht:

Just beware of the changes kevin. Be ready to see a mass dg quit when you take their precious grinding away. Not much else to do since dungeons give measley king stones which all your endgame players have

I’m hoping he means they’ll fix the “players opening colluding to get from CS3 to DG”, not the “setting weak defenses for easy gold once you’re in DG”.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Went from 2500 -> 10,000 today

Originally posted by mpspanier:

As to your comment “the Easter promo was garbage” i’m just going to have to say I disagree with you, and want it heard because I hope ECG does more events like this in the future. I loved having an event where the more battles you won the more “tokens” you got to take spins. Much better than a holiday dungeon in my opinion because those always start to feel like a chore by the end of an event, while this I could just play normally and get nice stuff from it. Also you got three snipers, think about how great that is for any new player? I know it took me forever to get a sniper. The rewards were good, and as always, luck based. For end game players such as yourself now, some of the rewards might not be as useful, but surely it is better than just another weekend.

“Garbage” was a strong word for the promo. I did like the format more than others…but how many people grinded more than I did? How many people had the ‘luck’ that their dungeons were resetting over the weekend, so I had the opportunity to clear them 5 times, both Hard and Normal mode? And for all that…I got 1 Fox Thief? I just don’t know what else I could have done, other than throw wads of money at the game.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Went from 2500 -> 10,000 today

Originally posted by Fosila:

Interesting, describe your climb e.g. units used, time, and so on. I’m trying aswell to climb to DG but my 1st attempt was unsuccessful, now due to lack of time can’t try it again.

My baby daughter woke me up at 7am EST. I just used my normal units, and auto-played through the ranks. Only got attacked back maybe 4-5 times (losing about 150 pts total) from 3000-3199. I guess not too many people were online in CSIII at that time of day to knock me back down. It took me 2-3 hours and 3 or 4 health packs to get into DG.

(I have 7 or 8 legendaries, basically all except for the ones that require a C King stone.)

It felt good to break through, but on the other hand, DG just feels so “unfair”. Press button. Press button. Receive 2000 gold. Every 30 seconds. And to think at what a freakin’ challenge it can be to grind out gold in CS2 and 3, with Gaea Breaks, and 8 hour recovery times. The advantage you have in farming once in DG is insane. And the fact that people openly collude to do so, seems game-breaking.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Belated Easter Event

It would be nice if one event allowed us to purchase items outright based on the eggs/tokens we farmed for. Manage to grind 20 golden eggs? Buy the Egg Priestess or Jester outright. 10 tokens? Buy a Fox Thief. Having people play LHT for dozens of hours to store up a bunch of gold/crowns/tokens to receive healing packs, coins, Boost fodder, and Elite stones is a great way to get players to /rage quit and never come back.

edit: Having a fixed “token store” alongside the “token lottery” would be fine as well. Just find a way to make sure players don’t leave an event empty handed and feeling like they got nothing out of it.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Went from 2500 -> 10,000 today

And wow…what an absolute joke Dragonglass is.

I’ve been playing LHT since May/June of last year, so about 10 months now. I never came within 200 pts of DG, as I never felt like colluding with others to break through the DG wall.

Honestly, if I knew this was what it was like 6 months ago…I wouldn’t have pushed through to Dragonglass earlier, I probably would have just quit the game.

That being said, the Easter promo was garbage. 5 full normal/hard dungeons cleared, a ton of arena fights, bought 4 Egg packs, and I got 1 Fox Thief on my 2nd to last normal egg pull. ~10 gold egg pulls, of those 3 were Snipers, and 3 were M Star Stones. Blech. What is the point?

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Belated Easter Event

Originally posted by joescalise:

Now that it is over I’m still collecting eggs from battles but there is no way to spend or even sell them

They are still awarded if you buy the 600 crown lottery packs as well.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Belated Easter Event

Originally posted by jooe15:

The wiki has been pretty up to date with this event. The drop rate is just very low, there are no real bugs at this time. I went from Black Iron 1 to Car Steel 3 before I found my first egg. — and while that is unlucky, it is not really that uncommon as the drop rate is very low. It really helps to know weather fighting dungeon or arena at any given time is best — which is where the wiki comes in. You can also ask kong chat weather which one is best at any given time.

I disagree. I cleared all 3 dungeons yesterday, hard + normal, and received over 20 eggs total. Then I did 40 arenas, and cleared Frosthelm Hard + Normal again as it reset early this morning, (another 30 dungeons) and received 0 eggs.

That’s not “drop rate” that’s “Jester event caused a bug that turned off the egg drops”.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Belated Easter Event

Wow…I came here to whine that I have impossibly bad luck. But now it appears it’s another ECG bug.

Got 1 egg in my first arena last night. Got 0 in the next 10 last night, and none ~20 more arenas this morning. Then cleared all 30 levels of Frosthelm Normal and Hard. Not 1 single Egg.

Awesome, looks like I screwed myself by clearing the dungeon without the possibility of a drop.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Update 1.2.8

Awesome, thank you.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Update 1.2.8

“Easter Egg-Hunt: Eggs have a chance to be rewarded after every battle. Trade in 3 normal eggs for a basic prize, or 3 golden eggs for a rarer prize!”

What type of “battles”? Dungeon? Arena? Special Easter Tower battles?

Some clarification here of where the eggs can be rewarded would be great. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / As we wait for Easter Event....

Letting us know if it’s a “shops only” event or a “3 day limited time only dungeon event” makes a HUGE difference when training heroes takes 5 days.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / In regards to elite king stones

Agreed.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Arena League Rewards - From Saturday Feb. 7th 12:30PM-3:30PM PST

Originally posted by KevinECG:
Originally posted by stankybones:

What about those of us who completed portions of Dungeons but received no rewards during this time?

The dungeons were extended by two days to let everyone have a shot at completing them. Thanks for your understanding.

That’s clearly not what I meant. I also spelled it out in a message that went unanswered.

The ‘Rewards’ for ALL dungeons I assume are on the same system as the Arena reward system. So when I completed the Normal mode of the Wizard Tower, I received gold, EXP, and crowns as usual, but none of the ‘Reward’ prizes were awarded to me. None of them had the green check mark on them, and this was NOT just the Event dungeon. The weekly dungeon ‘Rewards’ were not being given out just like the Arena ‘Rewards’ were not given out.

Unless you’re going to reset my weekly dungeons and give me my time back, I’m not sure how extending the Stormfur Bay dungeon helped me.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Arena League Rewards - From Saturday Feb. 7th 12:30PM-3:30PM PST

What about those of us who completed portions of Dungeons but received no rewards during this time?

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Feedback and Problems / Spirit Stone Event Bugged/Not Working

I think all loot is bugged. I just beat the last 2 levels of Normal Stormfur Bay, and received no bonus loot. The green check mark most definitely was not on the levels before I beat them, but now they are. I know for a fact I went in the last battle with 63 heroes, and came out of and after reloading, still had 63 (and the final prize is a Silver Hero Pack).

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Return of the Flamemancer

If the ‘new’ reward schedule we’ve seen on Poisoner’s Tower and the Stormfur Bay re-boot is here to say, it’s a pretty safe bet that the old rewards from Flamemancer’s will be reduced considerably.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Stormfur Bay Dungeon - Ursus King in Silver/Gold Packs - Frost Pack

Originally posted by KevinECG:

Ok, that is what happened. The game is showing that you guys have completed the dungeon once already today. Rewards and dungeons are on separate systems (for lack of a better word). However far you got in the winter dungeon before it changed over, you won’t receive the rewards for the Stormfur Bay Dungeon until the timer resets. It sucks, I know, but we will extend the event at the end I think to give you guys that run through you have missed.
Thanks for your understanding.

No, that is not what is happening. My rewards all showed up as being claimed with the checkmark as soon as I logged in, and when I logged in and out again. This is happening on an Android phone as well as on the Kong website. I haven’t completed the winter dungeon.

For what it’s worth, on my Android, the dungeon splash screen shows the holiday dungeon, but if I choose a level, it’s the correct Ursoc dungeon.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Poisoners Lair

Originally posted by shinsofsteel:

Nobody is complaining because it’s a bonus dungeon that we get to do 2-3 times. It’s pretty easy to complete and the prizes are a bonus. They didn’t have to give us a dungeon with prizes at all. If it isn’t worth your time, skip it.

I’ve seen ‘end game’ players every single event complain the rewards are tailored to beginner players. These rewards aren’t even tailored toward mid-late game players.

Also, I feel like you’re just playing Devil’s Advocate. The difficulty, time frame, and scope of the dungeons (as well as the form of the Poisoner Packs) are nearly identical to the Black Powder Tower + the Bombadier release packs.

Yet the rewards for BP were vastly better in terms of total crowns, gold, stones, and usable high end Champ equipment. It’s not even close, the Hard mode rewards for Poisoner’s Lair are on par or worse than most Normal mode dungeons.

edit: I don’t even care about the rewards, it just “makes no sense” to me, which bothers me more. =)

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Poisoners Lair

Why isn’t anyone complaining about how awful the loot is yet?

The final dungeon on Hard has a PWR rating of 6279 and gives 10 Crowns for the completion of the floor, and 50 Crowns as the bonus for all 13 levels.

Wizard’s Tower final level on Hard mode is only 3720 Power, gives 25 Crowns guaranteed, then up to 250 Crowns or other random rewards.

The Poisoner loot is all completely useless. (I appreciate the event and new dungeon…but not even a chance at a Master/Champ stone of any kind?)

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Update 1.2.5

So the event started…but the x2 stones isn’t showing up in stores, and the Poisoner’s Tower loads to a black screen and freezes on both Normal and Hard mode when trying to play on a browser/Kongregate. Seems to load okay on Android and iOS.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Events / Events next weekend

If the Poisoner hasn’t been approved by now on Friday by iTunes/Apple, is it safe to say it won’t be approved until after the weekend?

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: General / Lionheart Tactics on your Web Browser!

Originally posted by KevinECG:

Will be live around the time that the patch goes live. Just waiting for approval.

Is this next patch the Poisoner patch, and are you expecting it as the event for this weekend? Or could approval take a bit longer?