Recent posts by eijiwolf on Kongregate

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Topic: KingsRoad / next event items

Seems Rumble really don’t have a conception of game progress. Seems like a step forward, and a step back. I haven’t seen “event lockbox contains only items” during this event yet. Maybe getting full arti sets was deemed too easy? (Btw I made 9 runs during that day on last event… and I got 4x gauntlets…).

I am quickly growing disillusioned, as I have no idea whether my time and effort spent on the game won’t suddenly be for naught (as it seems to be turning in that direction, I virtually stopped playing and am just in “cautious observation” mode for the time being).

Not going to spend any more money either, as the unpredictability of the future happenstances makes it a really bad investment.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Бонусные коды - Bonus codes

There’s already a thread for that: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/382-kingsroad/topics/412419-free-event-token?page=2

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Tournament of Champions: Needs Revised

Thought so.

Next, I’m expecting a “gems-only” Invulnerability potion which will last 10 seconds and cost 500 gems or so.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Tournament of Champions: Needs Revised

Huh. Didn’t AF reduce damage by 100%? At 8/10 I now only have 78%…

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Tournament of Champions: Needs Revised

Originally posted by VPV85:
Originally posted by eijiwolf:

If you have avoidance potions, you can survive the expert.

Nope. I survived 6 seconds as opposed to 2 seconds without potion.
In addition to the 32k armor and 18k health, I have 50.32% dodge, (100.32% w/potion), 37.31% (87.31%) parry and 49.95% defend (I have over 100 skill points, 90+ of which are in passive skills). Still not good enough.

I must be doing something wrong… but what?

I’m a 160 Knight with 62K armor and 2.4 damage with damage potion, all major passives 10/10, full artifact set from last event and +32K health and I can not take the single hits from Siege in the Expert event (his punch in the ground or the fire dropping from sky). I need to keep moving and play smart or I’m dead. I honestly do not believe you can win there with your current setup.

Daamn… I guess I’ll have to re-adjust my strategy. I have been to solo everything up to this point, but this does not seem to be possible any longer.

Thanks for your time and tips, R0ck0ut41 and VPV85!

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Tournament of Champions: Needs Revised

If you have avoidance potions, you can survive the expert.

Nope. I survived 6 seconds as opposed to 2 seconds without potion.
In addition to the 32k armor and 18k health, I have 50.32% dodge, (100.32% w/potion), 37.31% (87.31%) parry and 49.95% defend (I have over 100 skill points, 90+ of which are in passive skills). Still not good enough.

I must be doing something wrong… but what?

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / [RELOADED]: Rumble's Ten Steps to Pay2Win

Originally posted by VPV85:

I don’t believe to be necessity nor greed but opportunity; which I believe Rumble is entitled to grab. All I’m asking is that they do some serious economics work in order to find that sweet spot where they can maximize their paying players base and free players community. Every paying player starts as a free player and there are several ways to making money in the process. If they truly want to live up to their speech, they need our feedback in order to try to adjust things there and make their game a great experience for both paying players and potencial paying players. Yep, all free player may become a paying customer at some point. At least on a Marketing perspective.

No argument there. Well said.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / [RELOADED]: Rumble's Ten Steps to Pay2Win

Fully free to play games are usually not MMOs, and do not undergo such intense development, numerous events, etc. There are costs associated with the games. And if you don’t give any advantages to paying players, why should anyone ever pay?

Yes, the advantages of payers seem to grow more pronounced. Thing is, we can’t possibly tell whether it’s necessity or greed that drive these changes.

I am playing a lot less now than I did two weeks ago, and will not buy any more stuff ingame. That’s my choice and my reaction to the changes. And that’s the only way we can make a noticeable impact on the game so that Rumble realize there is something amiss, imo.

Still, KingsRoad is a head and shoulders above most other F2Ps in terms of playability for freepers (except perhaps the tiny initial inventory and vault). Try checking out Blood and Jade, Blood of Gods, or even Arkadia. There you’ll see how KR might be managed in other cases…

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Tournament of Champions: Needs Revised

Re expert level tournament: the two lower difficulties didn’t put a dent in me but I got killed in two seconds on Expert. Really, I couldn’t even land a single hit. (lvl60 knight with 32k armor, 18k health and full passives – regen, health…)
I’d like to know how one can even do the event. Tips?

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Rumble's Ten Steps to Pay2Win

I concur. I have played for a while, made lvl60, spent a few hundred (or up to a few thousand) Kreds to beef my inventory. Was looking forward to finally starting to get artifact equipment. And now this.

I have seen many games go this way; it’s a familiar pattern. Many developers (and businesses in general) seem to prefer a few big spenders to many small ones. But the community is what makes an online game, and a dwindling community ultimately means dwindling revenues. We’ll se how it goes, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Good riddance, Rumble Games. I am no longer going to spend any more money on your game.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / boycott

Ragna: Tesla issue? Spectacle declared that it was “just” a “bugged tank”. So, Tesla is playing on, same nick, and with no sanctions whatsoever. Just an FYI to see how SG handle the most blatant cheaters.

“We will investigate and take action against anyone who is found to have used any method to gain an unfair advantage over other players.” I wonder what the action taken was in this case. Apparently, SG did not realize (or care?) how much revenue escaped them thanks to Tesla’s (and others’) cheating.

I am kinda sorta boycotting, too. Just collecting dailies and sending out bots once a day. But definitely no monay from meh.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / Cheaters

It seems a new “bug” is becoming prolific: today I met two players who did not show on radar – they seemed to be hidden in the warp gate (where, by all rights, radar should show them) and were able to shoot immediately after appearing.

I still play, the game has me addicted, but no more money from me, probably ever.

b0rgie: post away! Also, bug Kongregate.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / TESLA --> cheater --> refund

It’s always easier to see the other side. We actively discourage cheating and make it a matter of pride. Just today I saw a player being berated for using a speed hack – bugged tank, yeah right. Interesting how a player on our side was able to tweak the bug so that he crossed a sector in under two seconds (could have been one of the two you mentioned; unsure, though).

Referring back to seeing the other side better – I have seen outposts destroyed by a single shot or two, I have seen entire fightgroups wiped out by a single nuke, I have seen weapons and equipment where they had no business being, I have seen ships being untouched by energy or missiles, etc etc.
Question is – are Spectacle doing enough to prevent and deter such behaviour? My answer is a resolute NO. Cheaters being left alone after weeks of abuse? Bad business.

And yes, exploiting a bug to be able to do what you shouldn’t IS cheating in my book.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / TESLA --> cheater --> refund

I call bullshit. Over a month = more than a week? Of course, semantically, true.
Also, he has/had more than one bugged ship, which, amazingly, kept bugging up more and more so that he was becoming ever more powerful. Also, case of Grymmjow with five gunbots, etc… So no, I do NOT believe it.
Another thing – the cheaters were using exploits/bugs for weeks on end, made many people disgusted with the game, many left… but hey, it’s cool, it wasn’t cheating? How many people were banned from the forums for pointing out the problem – well, I won’t count them. I’m sure Spectacle know their record well.
Further, today I watched you wipe out several ships including a prowler, interceptor, heavy tank… while staying well above 50% of health. Care to explain?
So, hexed. Tesla is back.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / Cheaters

b0rgie: yes, they said that they will ban people for posting about cheating on forums. You are only supposed (and allowed) to submit a support ticket. Quite obviously, they are afraid new players checking out the forums and seeing the deluge of cheater reports will get turned off to the game… thus no cha-ching for Spectacle. Let’s pretend nothing is happening… Yeah, real mature and customer-friendly.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / Balance

How about a player reshuffle every month, distributing them randomly (and evenly) between the factions? Bonuses/discounts/penalties may too easily be abused…

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / TESLA --> cheater --> refund

Not to hex it, but the game seems to have improved immensely. Did you fix some bugs? Also, I haven’t seen the most notorious uh… well, the most infamous players on today. So if it’s your doing, kudos. (Relativity, eh? Just having a normal game seems to be a glorious thing when compared to a few days ago…)

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / A guide to utilize and work with a tooler

Good guidelines. As with everything truly good, they build on common sense. I just wish we’d get DPs for healing during PvP…

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / TESLA --> cheater --> refund

Maybe you should contact Kongregate. They have much greater leverage than any individual player like us ever will.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / Todays update..

I am not blaming Afro for Spectacle Games’ poor performance – but for his/her own. I try to place blame where it truly belongs.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / Todays update..

If they don’t realize our “whining” means that we want to play the game, and that we are sad and furious to see it destroyed like this, there is no help for them. Maybe we could buy the code from them for two bucks and a used taco after they go under.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / TESLA --> cheater --> refund

Just went to see the official forums. Afro is a stupid, arrogant, immature jerk. If this person is representative of Spectacle’s attitude, the game is dead. It may still be up, but it’s dead.
Spectacle Games, wake up. You put a lot of effort into the game and created something with potential. Too bad your customer-facing side sucks major camel balls. Paying customers are used to being treated with respect, and to getting their money’s worth. I have seen neither so far.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / Todays update..

I add my two cents: I’ve only been playing for about two weeks and was really excited. The update seems to have made many people upset; I will still play, but I put my irl spending on indefinite hold, as it seems the game will probably die. Too bad the customer/public relations are so screwed. How about asking for opinions on planned changes? Now you just have a huge disappointment/rage on your hands. Did you make the game for people to have fun? Apparently, this is no longer the case. Did you make the game to make money? Well, good luck with that, as without happy gamers, there is no money to be had. Good job, you just shot yourselves in the foot. Repeatedly. And you’re trying to pretend the gaping hole ain’t there. Congrats.

 
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Topic: Pocket Starships / more hotkeys!

Agree. (Configurable) hotkeys are something that would definitely help, now it feels a bit clumsy.

 
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Topic: Outernauts / Support Issue Thread

Lunar and Fuel Caps

So. Bought the cap increases (+1k fuel and +50k lunar). So far so good. Harvested fuel and lunar above the original (999/99,999). After coming back, the amounts were back down to the original caps. This does not happen in 100% of cases- sometimes it happens after a simple refresh, sometimes the higher amounts last overnight or even longer.

Anyone else having this issue?

Ticket submitted, too.