Recent posts by PhragX on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Suggestion:

What about a 2nd-chance at that awesome Shiny Kongpanion and showing some love for the dedicated players who got just a little busy that one time? :P

For example, maybe, if you miss just 1 login this week but you had enough BOTDs completed to earn it, then you could earn it next week with 6 BOTDs and logins?

EDIT: Where I’m coming from: I still remember when Kongai Cards came out… if you missed the one you wanted, you couldn’t know if a 2nd chance would come around or not.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Lowbie Seeking A City

Hi all who read this, I played S&P1 and just started up S&P2. I’m sure I need to earn my way to big and very active cities, but are there any friendly cities willing to take in a rank 9 (probably higher by the time you read this!) ? I can’t tell if my city has newbies-gone-inactive or if it might perk up over the weekend…

Cheers!

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / 10k Cash?

Originally posted by speakofsilence:

^I think there are pictures of people getting to 1000 points in older threads.

Yes, it is possible. Full games (16 players) are, of course, better for that.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Suggestion Box

Originally posted by octoknight:

GAME NEEDS CONTROLLER SUPPORT!

Has it if you play on tablet.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Tech is OP

Originally posted by StarShower:

Ah , i use tank , i just kill……It is made for killing & tanking !!!

That’s not true. Tank is made for tanking. Killer is made for killing.

@PIS_DarkBeat… well done with the pics. Loving the sombrero tech (skin spoiler? xD) and quick posts. Is that fly smoking a pipe? No wonder they die young…

And, obviously, Glock is trolling. Think he’s bored this morning.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Freefall Pictures

Let it die, Glock… This thread’s time has passed.

Originally posted by IndonesianGirl:

Glock,do not bump a year old topic with date:
June 15,2012
June 23,2013

That means:1 year 7 days or 1 year one week

The previous post is Sept 29, 2012 and today is June 24, 2013. That means: approximately 8 months and 3 weeks. It’s incorrect to judge a thread’s death by the date it was started, but rather by the last time it was used.

EDIT: To your credit, I like the pics in the OP. But it’s too soon. Too soon…

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / best way to make noobs ragequit

techbound141, I appreciate your efforts to help our community and offer strategies. However, “making noobs ragequit” isn’t very good for our community and it’s not the game’s objective. Moreover, you’ve offered some very basic descriptions of class-specific strategies; while useful, there are already many threads that say the same things.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / High-Ranked Friends

Alright, I’ve added each and every one of you so far. Hope you’re returning the favor so I’ll see you out there.

Anybody else interested?

Btw, I never mentioned it, but I’m presently a Major.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / High-Ranked Friends

Originally posted by SupersSonics:

I like how free play

Always trying to help and capture, even knowin’ he is going to die.

+1 to free :D!!

That’s usually the objective. You’re not penalized by death except the respawn timer, so if you die by giving your team a lot of help, it makes more sense to.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Buff on Tech Turret

This might do well in the Suggestions Box thread.

But also, I disagree.

If you’re soloing as a tech:
1. You should strongly consider hiding behind your turret and keeping your heals on it.
2. Strategically place your Fragmentation Mines near your turret for those pesky scouts/assassins
3. Keep your turret between you and your opponent so it takes a few hits instead of you. When your turret’s health gets low and your heal gun isn’t working out, jump in front and take a few hits. Then use your Nano Surge skill to give you both some health before you hide behind the turret once again.

If you’re not fighting alone as tech:
1. Be aware of your surroundings.
—> Heal a good fighter class, especially if the player knows how to kill well.
—> Use your Pulser on weaker enemies to make some fights shorter.
—> Switch when the timing’s right.
2. Place your turret in a strategic place, such as near a capture point. It can help defend an important spot, but isn’t treated as the main fighter. It might even draw fire so your allies can fight better.
3. Refer to your first sentence, because you got it right: Tech is meant to be a cornerstone supporter, not a primary fighter class. It can hold its own if you play it right, but it’s not meant to fight by itself.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Class Stats

This has been mentioned by a dev, actually. They hope to implement such a thing one day.

EDIT: Check out the end of the first big paragraph in this thread’s first post, by Dodar. Everyone should read stickied posts, they’re very helpful.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Exp points

Good questions. I’m not a dev, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt.

This game is about team play, so the rewards encourage team play. Personal performance, in my opinion, should have a slight boost to rewards, but that might take some time to implement correctly. For example, who cares how many kills you got if your team never secured a single capture point? A balanced rewards system would be complex to develop and require a different set of rules for each map/objective.

Choosing your own team is rare in many games because it encourages teamstacking. We’re fortunate that the community has grown tremendously in the last several weeks (and still growing!), but it wasn’t always a big community. However, you could recommend this in the stickied Suggestions Box and maybe we’ll see a new matching feature in the future.

That’s just my two cents.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / High-Ranked Friends

I’ve added each of you so far (except the private speakofsilence) to my Kong friends. I hope you will do the same for me and amongst yourselves.

We’re probably some of the most active in these forums as well as in game. Let’s enjoy it. :)

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / High-Ranked Friends

Maybe some of you Gen./Col./Maj. are already friends, but you’ve slipped through the cracks in my list. Why don’t we add each other so we can have a little more experienced competition when we play? The “friends” column is very helpful.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Proudest and Memorable Moments

This thread is for proudest and memorable moments. SandRush is proud of his streak and I don’t think we should discredit him for that. Rather, I think we should continue to share our own moments.


But with regards to the theoretical debate, I’m very interested. And I’m mostly with rja12, as noted by my post before this argument. I’ll use this case as an example, but again I think SandRush deserves to bask in his glory because he’s learning to play the best in a full 16-player game.

That said, Lft requires at LEAST 1000 XP. Even with a liberal scope, the most experienced player on gold had at MOST 199 XP. That’s a minimum of 801 XP difference. I don’t know if you’ve paid attention to rewards lately, but that’s a LOT of games. In addition, the average player on blue has more experience in this case than the average player on gold. If experience means anything, gold’s battle was uphill from the beginning because they had fewer players who knew how to respond to the field.

I also completely agree with SupersSonics that rank does not equal skill. Frankly, I think I can compete among Generals and I’m just a Major. That’s a 6000 XP attainment difference. But the real difference is that I’ve been playing almost a full year: I know ins-and-outs better than new players, so the XP difference between me and a higher rank is less important than the difference between lower ranks.

So there’s definitely a learning-curve to this game and new players are heavily disadvantaged. But as they learn the game, its rules, and class differences, skills and knowledge can converge and create a very valuable player to have on anyone’s team. Welcome to the big leagues, SandRush. Hope you’re ready. :D


TL/DR: learn to appreciate reading more. It’s a forum. ^^

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Randall Memorial Shocker Skin

Originally posted by speakofsilence:
Originally posted by PhragX:
Originally posted by gexsiun:
Originally posted by diegozil:

How do i get the skin?

This one hasn’t been released yet, I’m thinking that FRG is still making more skins for the other classes too, so it might be a little while longer.

Yup. I can’t speak for FRG, but because he’s announced it, we might see it in the next content update or 2. There’s been another announcement about upcoming skins, so I’m going to speculate it won’t be a very long wait now.

It’s actually already out. Just updated :)

Nice.

I’ve noted that the only difference between the skins is the addition of “Randall” which is probably not so noticeable during gameplay, but nevertheless I’m happy to use it in place of the default. Is the shocker suit already inspired by Harbinger or Randall, I wonder?

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Randall Memorial Shocker Skin

Originally posted by gexsiun:
Originally posted by diegozil:

How do i get the skin?

This one hasn’t been released yet, I’m thinking that FRG is still making more skins for the other classes too, so it might be a little while longer.

Yup. I can’t speak for FRG, but because he’s announced it, we might see it in the next content update or 2. There’s been another announcement about upcoming skins, so I’m going to speculate it won’t be a very long wait now.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Randall Memorial Shocker Skin

Thank you for doing this. I’d like to offer my deepest condolences to Harbinger for his loss and thank Free Range Games for seeing this project through and making this skin available in honor of his friend, Randall. I knew nothing about this story and I’m sure that’s true for most of us, but he was a friend of the community and deserves to be commemorated.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Proudest and Memorable Moments

Originally posted by SandRush:

DON’t UNDERESTIMATE MY SKILLS!!!! Joking xD

[image snipped]

I know this sucks compared to the one with 80 kills, but I just wanted to show you that I can do it =)

Yup. You taught those Privates and first-time players who’s boss…

It’s a decent KDR, but I want to see you do that against generals ;) Or at least one other Lft in the room…

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Beginner Mistakes

Originally posted by Crestmage:

Phrag may I post links to your guides in mine? Your guides are quite helpful :)

Of course. :)

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Beginner Mistakes

Thanks for the feedbacks, everyone. I added a #8. Anything else I’ve missed?

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Beginner Mistakes

I’ve decided to make a list of common mistakes beginners make. If you’re new, take a look! You just might play better on your very next match!



0. “Ooh! I’ll play in another country!”
When you choose a room, the right column shows your ping in that room. Ping shows how good your connection is. Low ping is better, for you and for everyone else in the room, because it means you can play fast! Low ping means less lag! Think of your ping as your computer’s choppiness stat: more ping means people will bounce around, almost teleport everywhere. They’re hard to hit.

So remember this about ping:





1. “The best players have the most kills.”
That’s not always true. In Arena, kills matter. Everywhere else, capturing the point matters. If you want rewards, you need to win; to win, you need to meet the objectives. The game doesn’t reward the player with the most kills, it rewards the team that wins.


2. “The best players never die.”
That’s not always true either. Some people care so much about their Kill-to-Death Ratio (KDR) that they don’t care about the objectives. They use hit-and-run tactics and hide often. This can be useful for the team, but sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes a skilled player knows that you have to die to make a group of enemies weak. To win, be the best team player.


3. “In every room I should kill, kill, KILL!”
False. In Dock, you should stand on the ship’s inner circle, then stop the enemy from standing on it. In Lunar, the goal is the same but the correct circle changes. Arena and Facility look the same, but you should fight to the death in Arena and get the circles in Facility. You will lose if you just kill and don’t meet the objectives.


4. “I am the best (Assassin/Blaster/Blazer/Gunner/Scout/Shocker/Tank/Tech).”
No, you’re not.


5. “Let’s 1v1 to prove I’m better.”
This is a team game. If your team is losing and you’re trying to 1v1 someone, you’re clearly not better at the game’s objective. Don’t be that guy.


6. “The (Assassin/Blaster/Blazer/Gunner/Scout/Shocker/Tank/Tech) is too powerful!”
False. The developers have spent a LOT of time balancing the classes and every class can die. Yes, even in a 1v1 fight.


7. “I have an amazing suggestion. I’ll post it in on the forums!”
Fine, but please do it here: Suggestion Box.


8. “This weapon’s strong! I should always use this weapon because it is SO strong!!!! (Assassin’s Blades/Blaster’s Rocket/Blazers’ Flamethrower/Gunner’s RailGun/Scout’s Sword/Tech’s OrbCaster).”
False. Using just 1 weapon will get you killed a LOT. If you wanna be pro, learn all your class weapons and abilities! Every weapon excels, but only in certain situations.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Sliding/skating

I’m sure FRG will say this later, so let’s just get it out of the way:

Please post suggestions in this forum’s Suggestion Box.

As a bonus point, sliding is already EXTREMELY useful. It can help you escape someone, reach a capture point, grab a heal/bomb/mega damage boost. You can even enter a battle very quickly and surprise the enemy. Controls (steering) work, but they’re stiff to keep it from being the only thing we use.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / Proudest and Memorable Moments

Originally posted by PIS_DarkBeat:

OMG stop *****ing… this one is updated!!

FFT pro list:
[snipped for length -Phr]

If I cared about lists, I would be offended by the fact that you made one and left me off of it.

 
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Topic: Freefall Tournament / STO Gunner Skin

More skins to come? Sounds great! Thanks!