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Topic: Tyrant / Evaluate Decks (game simulator)

Originally posted by NETRAT:

but realistically vaporwing can’t evade every attack or strike)

Reality is unrealistic. This happens ALL THE TIME.
 
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Topic: Tyrant / Hall of Fame is Recruiting!

And you wonder why so many of us think you people are morons and consider the Kong forums and chats about as appealing as leprosy. Bottom line: We don’t want YOU. Bugger off.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Hall of Fame is Recruiting!

Originally posted by DKATyler:

As a comment, HoF/Sunca have been extremely stable in their membership. Normally top factions drop people for inactivity and recruit. Be mildly curious to pull up a HoF membership overtime and see if it’s pure linear or if any drops occurred.

There are two reasons why membership stability here is quite high:
1. Many of the members are recruited from a clan, external to Kong. Therefore, members have ties to each other that extend back years, and are very unlikely to simply quit: Some of us have been together over 20 years, with an average of about 5 years of service. Tyrant has been around mere months. To us, this is a flash in the pan thing.
2. We are understaffed and do not actually have enough to fill out the rosters. Therefore, there is rarely a need to drop any existing members.
3. We have an organizational structure that promotes availability over activity: Myths about our unreasonable LP quotas are simply not true. We don’t have daily, weekly, or monthly LP quotas. We don’t demand 24/7 activity. Just that people be ready to scramble and launch fighters on demand.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The word compilation for "Talk like a pirate" day

Originally posted by Hyperion720:

Talk Like a Ninja

I think that was the day when the chat was down. What we need is Swear Like A Sailor Day.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Black Ops Memorial


We of CO salute our fallen brothers in BO.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Wow, synapticon is a troll?

Originally posted by LuckyBullet95:

a smart person to be honest… who pays for faction wars?

Apparently, you do. I mean, sure, it was only gold…but you paid for it.
 
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Topic: Tyrant / Petition for slightly less time to choose what card to play (especially in standard tournaments)

The real reason it takes this long is because you’re forgetting that the clock isn’t just about the time it takes to pick the cards, but also the time involved in watching the entire shooting animation sequence. If you shorten it much more, it would potentially become possible to block an opponent from playing entirely by playing too many cards that perform animations, resulting in the animation sequence going overtime and causing your opponent to lose his turn.

 

Topic: Tyrant / Wishing Amy To Recover Quick

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Topic: Tyrant / Legal botting! UPDATED

Originally posted by EnixSR:

erm this seem pretty solid , any idea of keeping the baby moving 24/7 ? Im sure that feeding E wont do the trick.

You don’t actually need to. The baby only needs to be moving every 90 minutes or so, which works out just fine.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Legal botting! UPDATED

Someone might argue that the use of an animal constitutes a lack of human involvement, though. You might want to try getting one of these:

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Nothing but Standard?

I imagine the rotation is determined randomly, and so much like Dozer Tank, it tends to get in a bit of a rut: A lot of people probably feel the opposite way, so unless more tournaments run simultaneously, if you’re a fan of a given format, there’s going to be dry spells.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Best Cheap Defense Decks

An L20-ish player is not going to be able to afford a dedicated defense deck of note, except possibly ThadII or Freddie/Trident, unless you’re really lucky. Your only other option is just to run your offense deck for defense.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / nexus sealed is completely silly due to dracorex

Originally posted by Arsenus:

Your take. I love tournies, adjusting decks, changing the meta…valueing long forgotten cards/skills in sealed…

Certainly a valid thing, but at the same time assuming you know all these things, whether or not you win is pretty much decided based on the cards you get, since your choices for building anything are basically nonexistent on 4 packs.
Originally posted by Arsenus:

Factions are going towards lvl 10 without changing the game (nightmare and razer? come on…), but I think Devs will update faction system next, otherwise many veterans really will stop playing…also the next 1-2 expansions are planned ;)

Razor WAS actually going to be a good card, but at this point it is just outclassed by much of the stuff that has come out since then.
 
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Topic: Tyrant / nexus sealed is completely silly due to dracorex

All sealeds are silly, since it is statistically unlikely you will actually get a usable deck out of 4 packs, so you’re pretty much gambling on being the people to randomly receive your OPollo, which is the only reason to do it at all, really.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Attn: Devs => Alts in tournaments

Originally posted by QuantumT:

Just for fun, I ran the odds of the 3 badapple accounts that exist just happening to coincidentally join the same 204 person tournament, using 6 million as the number of kong members (the actual number is somewhat higher, but 6 million will serve for this purpose). The chances of this happening randomly are roughly :

Given that there are only two tournaments, the odds of any two people joining the same tournament is “pretty damn likely”. It is not as if you have 30 different tournaments you can choose from, so your math there is pretty funny, given that you have provided no numbers.
 
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Topic: Tyrant / Attn: Devs => Alts in tournaments

Originally posted by QuantumT:

Because it’s still a ToS violation, and it could still be heavily abused.

Firstly, the TOS actually says nothing about the subject, although the devs have indicated that any egregious abuse may be dealt with essentially arbitrarily at their discretion. Secondly, there has not been satisfactory proof that they even ARE alts. Both Kong profiles are fairly old and do not really match each other. Even working from the position that they are, it looks more like the guy paid one entry fee, got a shitty set of cards for it, abandoned in disgust, and tried again, paying a second entry fee. Not exactly some kind of horrible crime.
 
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Topic: Tyrant / Attn: Devs => Alts in tournaments

Originally posted by QuantumT:

The other issue is that his alt can run decks designed specifically to beat only his top opponents, meaning they have to suffer big almost automatic losses if they’re matched up with him.

It’s a sealed tournament. He doesn’t really get to CHOOSE what decks to run. The more PLAUSIBLE scenario is that, even if they are the same person, and not just two guys with a really generic name, that he entered with one badapple, got a really shitty draw, fought a few rounds, got killed, and then gave up and tried again, getting a luckier card draw. This is not what I would call an abuse. If a guy wants to pay another entry fee for a second chance, why not?
 
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Topic: Tyrant / Attn: Devs => Alts in tournaments

I only see 2 badapples. What about the other 6 jmizzles you’re not showing us? Frankly, I don’t find this credible. There are only two badapples, which may or may not be related, and the second one has maybe played about 4 games, if he threw them all, which should hardly be enough to exert significant influence.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Instead of nerfing Apollo to balance legendaries, how would you buff existing legendairies up to his level?

Look, people. We can’t nerf OPollo. If OPollo were nerfed, we wouldn’t be able to keep CALLING it that. That would be stupid!

 
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Topic: Tyrant / A thread for farewells....

Guess you’ll all have to settle for Genuine Imitation Pip now.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Error: Cannot Find Match/Loss of Tournament Points

To avoid this, when you hit “Don’t Continue”, pull the network cable out of your computer and wait. When the game bitches at you about some request timing out, hit stop before it can reload the page and put the cable back in.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / Meta Shift(Troll away)

You’re going to see the more powerful opponents far more often in tournaments than you’ll see the weaker players, because the players who are losing quickly quit. This will result in tough opponents appearing disproportionately often.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / How do I erase my data and start again?

The tutorials exist only to insult your intelligence. You do have some, right? Then you don’t need to read the tutorials.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / A question about how the tournament matchups work

It stops being the Elo system if people have different k values. At that point it becomes one of the various spinoffs people have proposed.

 
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Topic: Tyrant / A question about how the tournament matchups work

Originally posted by BesucherXia:

ELO is not absolutely ‘zero sum’.

Yes it is. Without either rounding error, a rating floor, or the injection of fresh victims, the Elo system will be zero sum: The gain of any one player is the same as the loss by the other player. The system can only not be zero sum if fresh points are added or removed from the system by players joining or being removed from the system, rounding error occurs (point gains or losses being rounded up or down), or a player hits some arbitrary maximum or minimum rating and is not allowed to gain or lose points.