Recent posts by eijiwolf on Kongregate

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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.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Esgrima 2] Cash items fubar'd?

This is namely about the mining ticket.

It’s probably not bugged per se, but whenever a “kind soul” trades you while you are mining, the mining stops and can’t be restarted (meaning I have to at least re-enter the mines) thus wasting the mining ticket. Poof.

Naturally, I am hesitant to try it again.

Anyone else with a similar experience?
(Also, posting this as a bug ticket.)

 
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Topic: Legacy of a Thousand Suns / Doomcat's and SReject's scripts to make raid links readable in chat

I’m sure those scripts would be extremely useful… if only they worked for me. I have Vista, FF w/Greasemonkey, and the installation of either of the scripts goes without a hitch (I uninstalled/removed the previously installed one before attempting to install the other).
Doomcat’s script does absolutely nothing for me, it doesn’t even create the tab.
SReject’s script creates the tab – so far so good:

…but once I click it, the whole chat window is screwed up, and no script commands work, I can’t click “Options” or “About”, either. (also, the tabs disappear so I can’t click back to normal chat):

And yes, I did reload the game AND restarted the browser.
…any ideas?

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / New goals can't be achieved

About the 50 alts: how the hell do you do that without breaking the ToS?

Also, not awarding the goals you apparently already completed is yet another fail. Now I’m talking especially about purple heroes. As I have about 10 oranges, this goal especially seems poorly thought out. I’m looking forward to a solution.

@dsinc: Meh. We are the playtesters, don’t you know? Only I have to wonder how many people will be further turned off by this latest botch.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Arena Score Problem

Well, it seems the event further aggravated the amount of alts. Good job, CoG.

In other news, a player was heard stating “This last event is a total bust. You are forced to either cheat and create infinite numbers of alts to farm the gift boxes, or get left behind those that do. All in all, not an event that promotes fair play and the spirit of sportsmanship. When you think about it, CoG was never about these things in the first place, so I guess they think it’s okay.”

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Event] Mother's Day (Updated)

Server1
OokamiEiji
Mom, don’t be fooled. I love you no matter what. Happy mothers’ day.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Originally posted by callofgods:
Originally posted by eijiwolf:

A newly-developed problem: for the past 2 days or so, on my S2 character, the game won’t load. The loading freezes at 33% of “Loading style files” and won’t go past that point no matter what.
My S1 and S3 characters are loading without any problems.
What can you do about it?

Server 2, character name: HikariEiji

Hi, please clear the cache change another browser then try login again.

Okay, clearing cache worked. Why didn’t I try it myself?
Thanks.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

A newly-developed problem: for the past 2 days or so, on my S2 character, the game won’t load. The loading freezes at 33% of “Loading style files” and won’t go past that point no matter what.
My S1 and S3 characters are loading without any problems.
What can you do about it?

Server 2, character name: HikariEiji

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Tome of Valor

Have you ever gotten a straight answer to a question of this type, Jay?
“We’ll check it out. We’ll pass it to our dev team. We’ll…”
Can’t be helped, I’m afraid, it’s all the same with MMOs. They’ll fix it when they get to it. Events have priority, imo.
Also, they have to be aware of the issue – which they are now.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Rep/Honor

Thanks. Just got an alliance today, so working on it now.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Rep/Honor

What’s the best way to get rep, in your opinion? (I’m clueless, I got 31rep somewhere and have no idea where…)

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / Game Play screen "Zoomed"

I find that (on FireFox) pressing Ctrl+MouseWheelUp helps. It increases font size, as well as the window in which the Flash app runs. I haven’t found any other way so far.