Recent posts by mtagge on Kongregate

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Topic: Realm Grinder / Goblin creed change

It was the right move. Glad I supported the game with premium unlocks. That said I am not refreshing my browser for two more reincarnations if I can help it ;)

I did get a lockup this morning from my greedynary, but that was because I was trying to unlock Faceless again. I unlocked them before it lasted between reincarnations and never bothered to play them again until I wanted to unlock their bloodline for the trophy.

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Topic: Realm Grinder / best faction for getting gems

Oops, I did an experiment and you are right. It turns out that the building cost reduction is retroactive to the initial cost. Yep, everyone ignore my poor advice, buy all the building you can afford. I thought the reduction only applied to the current building cost.

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Topic: Realm Grinder / best faction for getting gems

Originally posted by Rahler:

I’m saying that there is no good reason not to buy 500 F/I/B along with everything else.
The cost to buy 500 farms without Pixie Dust Fertilizer or expert masonry: 1.49e32
The cost to go from 500=>850 Farms with both (including the 1.49e32 to get to 500): 3.35e35
The cost to go from 0=>850 Farms with both: 3.34e35

By waiting, you save… 1/30th the cost of one farm. Meanwhile, you were getting far less FC during the idle period due to not having the assistants from Swarm of Fairies (assistants produce FC at the same rate as clicking, and clicking is hard-capped at 30/s).

I see the problem, you are grossly miscalculating the cost increase reduction effects.

Just to test I ran the game in incognito mode using my current export. Used the Speed Run upgrade and clicked until I got 20 Fairy coins. Buying nothing else so no passive income.

At 9.152 Billion before the Blacksmith cost reduction I can buy 104 when I do max (Ctrl+Shift+Click). I buy the upgrade and am left with 4.152 Billion left in coins. Now when I hover over it I can buy 116 max (Ctrl+Shift+Click). After clicking up to 9 Billion again I can buy 122 max.

I have no idea where you are getting 1/30th the cost of one farm when a simple repeatable experiment done in less than five minutes shows an increase of 17% the number of buildings at the same cost.

For the cost for you to buy 500 w/o Pixie Dust or Expert Masonry then go to 850 with both I would end up with 1034 of said building, almost 200 more (1.17 * 1.17 * 500 + 350). In theory you could make it up with the income you gained in the meantime, but in reality what happens is that you hit hard income walls until you buy certain upgrades (based on faction coins and total gems). So what happens is that as soon as I buy those FC upgrades I catch up almost instantaneously to my new wall.

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Topic: Realm Grinder / best faction for getting gems

So what you’re saying is that the FC you lose from not having any farm/inn/blacksmith is more signification than the coin you lose from not having them? I fail to see how that should convince me not to buy them.

Huh? See I use a simple PowerShell script (simple, no download just a little programming know-how) to send a mouse click every 30 milliseconds. Do a soft reset, play for fifteen minutes buying all the available upgrades and 500 of everything but F/I/B and only 200 HoL. Turn on the script, and go eat breakfast. Come back two hours later, buy expert masonry, then go to town.

I also put together a second PS script to send the hotkeys on a timer. Works way better than any of the autocasts as I can cast two spells at full mana, wait until I regen enough mana then do some tax collections, or any timed combo I could image.

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Topic: Realm Grinder / best faction for getting gems

Because of the way building prices scale, this won’t actually save you as much money as you lose from not having them. Maybe don’t buy all that you can, but at least buy as many as you have of Warrior Barracks.

Most of the time money is irrelevant compared to faction coins. Usually your cap on buildings is a factor of how many of the FC upgrades you have and your amount of gems.

Rushing to the cap doesn’t do you any good as the 3000 dwarven coins for expert masonry is what is actually holding you back. By handing capping my money early game I can progress radically farther. Getting more than 10 Qad before 3000 Dwarven coins is irrelevant.

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Topic: Realm Grinder / best faction for getting gems

I excavate to get faction coins faster. There are several points in the game where an excavation will only eat .1% of your total gems (money is irrelevant). No point waiting until the end of the run when digging will net you a savings of four hours of faction coin gathering. Also if you are worried about it you could just export a save, run three excavations, then import if it doesn’t work.

From my experience it seems you have a wait a bit to retry the excavation as it results in the same outcome if you just try again after an import.

And a tip for those who are trying fairies. Don’t buy any Farms/Inn/Blacksmiths until you get at least the first tier of fairy upgrades bought. The reduce building cost multiplier is stronger the fewer building you have. If you have Dwarves unlocked and can wait until the Dwarf discount you can rack up a huge amount of those buildings (twice the multiplier reduction). Simple to do if you have the speed run perk (+1M money per click).

I agree that the fairies are a waste for anything but unlocking dwarves. Doing runs even with the extreme bonus (double building cost multiplier reduction) I find that angels/dwarves outperform fairies/dwarves even with 10X the number of gems helping them out. I currently have 13600 buildings, premeditation and 1470 blacksmiths and can only triple cast for approx 2 seconds. The only reason I am sticking with them right now is to ride out the beard length trophy (where their massive number of assistants actually come in handy). With elves and angels I would have already moved on with a soft reset and more gems fairies I only gained 10% of the gems I had before.

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Topic: Realm Grinder / Upgrade Suggestion: Transcendent Autocasting

Meh, if you have the window active autocast isn’t that great. I use a powershell script to send the hotkeys to the active window. Just open the PowerShell ISE, put in the below code and hit F5. Make sure to switch to the browser before the 15 second fuse is up. Want a few tax collections or a delay? Just add another of the SendWait command along with the start sleep. Word of warning, when you want to turn it off or do something else, make sure to switch back to the ISE and hit the stop button. Yep, you have to do the math yourself and change the start-sleep command when your mana input changes. Cheers! Might have to change the execution policy to unrestricted, but that is my default now anyway.

add-type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms

start-sleep -seconds 15

Do {
start-sleep -milliseconds 12700
} until (1 -eq 2)

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Legacy of Heroes] Broken Cards

Originally posted by Talamare:

Abyss completely destroys any strategies based on allies

and look there is an entire class who is meant to be based on allies (Acolyte)

I really dislike how this game treated allies. Besides all the legendaries being far too powerful (I’d agree with the gamebreaking sentiment), the second half of the current game content actively punishes you for putting them in your deck. There are cards that automatically banish them (so no deplete effects) along with the Acolyte ability in both PVP and PVE. There are cards that do extra damage if you have them (not including the banish or deplete effects that are in addition to whatever you would take without them in the deck). And there is a common card that leaves you defenseless if you play an ally in PVP. Add to that as a non-stop some of my badges literally just don’t work with allies, I don’t get it.

Given that all the non-legendary allies are weaker than the other cards out there, I am wondering who was in charge of designing cards and balance.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Legacy of Heroes] LoH Class Analysis

Originally posted by RedeemedWahrior:

I still say that FS > NS though. While it is almost always a good thing to do 2x damage, double card play is a double edged sword that very commonly hurts yourself. not counting the minor inconvenience of depleting more cards per turn, a nonstop with high haste proc rate and a deck full of reflex badge cards cannot reliably use any ploys or hold on to timing-specific cards like Last Ditch Effort, since they cannot choose not to play a card.

Alternatively I find that playing two cards allows me to get another neighborhood watch into my hand sooner (churn through the deck if you will) and allows more chances to get the “right” card to counter an opponent’s play. Against brawls that are NPC heavy I find this to be very advantageous.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Legacy of Heroes] LoH Class Analysis

Another thing to consider in the class balance is what cards are badged for what abilities. I play as a non-stop, but most of the cards I put in without my badge (and even some with it) have sculpting.

Firewall, Bathe, Icy Resolve, Fiery Reflection are all in my deck and not my badge. Dual badged is Black White and Red and most good allies for me.

Fire from Within, Immolate, Spitfire, and Dragon Punch are also slightly overpowered, Painful memories is also OP (and I have no idea why it is sculpting and not Psych, because it is associated with Helios isn’t enough of a reason).

I can’t think of another badge that has such high powered cards as well as the best synergy with it.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Legacy of Heroes] Draft Reports - Official

Draft 868, won the first round but both others were grayed out. Couldn’t continue and had to quit after about 15 minutes of waiting to be able to do anything. Placement listed as N/A.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Visual Glitches after Update

I have the problem with freezing since the Windows update as well. However mine freezes the whole screen and isn’t in Firefox (as I use Chrome). I am hesitant to use IE. I’ll probably just suffer through it for a week before I try something else.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Erakka-Sak Brawl

Also try setting the quality of video setting to medium or low. That might speed it up if you are having the animation take to long. Maybe.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Blood Moon

There are two absorptions that can be referred to, the total and the base value. If you hover over some brawl bosses you will see them with an absorption that doesn’t come from Strength or Wisdom. I just guess that this card is referring to the base value and not the total.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Maintenance issues

psycho, I get that a lot when I try to connect. Basically I am having initial connection problems with my ISP as they traffic control us. I can get to facebook, google, or other majors, but have errors going to other data heavy sites. If it is maintenance than you will see the goblin in a tophat, not the popup error.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] My suggestion for making druids viable beyond queen lena.

How about class specific talismans/potions? The druids could have items that only apply to them with a nature theme. For example,
Sun fetish (talisman) 0/0 Druid: Light attacks have a 20% chance to gain Heal 1.
Moon fetish (talisman) 0/0 Druid: Dark attacks have a 10% chance to banish depleted attacks.
Wood fetish (talisman) 0/0 Druid: Ranged attacks have a 20% chance to go to the depleted pile instead of being banished.
Iron fetish (talisman) 0/0 Druid: Melee attacks have a 20% chance to be shuffled into the deck instead of depleted pile.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Suggestions

Originally posted by 2xMachina:

Can we have the ability to buy 1st clash packs?

Some of the newer players do not have the 1st clash packs. It’ll be sad not be able to get Cleric of Renshas, Mirror Rorrim, Strategist, Arrow of Attraction, etc.

Getting locked out from getting some older cards suck.

The “new” packs contain 60%-100% 1st clash cards most of the time. You aren’t missing out from anything.
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Clan searching for members

A clan allows you to fight specific brawls not available to non-clan members. The only catch is you need to get 2-4 of the clan together at the same time. I have started a clan that plans on brawling nightly at 8PM EST, sign my petition (Gloria) if you can do nightly brawls.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Clan Recruitment

Sign my clan petition for brawls. I plan on daily brawls at 8PM EST, which is after my kids go to bed.

More brawls are encouraged, but I needed to dump my last clan since they couldn’t get any brawls going.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] the disadvantage to play 2nd

Yep, starting a duel off at four less cards than an opponent (20% damaged to start) really sucks.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Black Ops Recruitment

Now that raids are out, I am looking to jump ship to a faction that can actually win a raid and level and stuff. Didn’t get too many loyalty points since my faction didn’t really level.

Name/Nick name: mtagge

Arena Rating: Platinum
Previous Faction: SpArtAns
Previous Faction Loyalty: 306 (pre raid)
Time zone: CET, but will be Eastern US next month
Current level: 24
Daily energy use: 500+
Elite status: Y
Warbond user: N
Beat all missions a while ago