Recent posts by GrimJester on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] BYM Secrets and Hints

The old ichi vs. crab problem. I see.

You have to REALIZE that 2 ichis is not the same as 1 crab, because:

When 2 ichis have sustained 50% damage, one of them is DEAD = deals no more damage from that moment on, while the 50% damaged Crabratron still deals its full damage.
If u want it calculated: (2 × 110) x (3/4) = 165 damage

Mines, cannon towers, lasers, quake towers, anything with an area effect, or “splash damage” like u said, de facto deals “double damage” to an 2 ichi package, and as attacking towers is the purpose of anti tower monsters, that disadvantage has a high impact.

And don’t think the fact that crabs trigger heavy traps is a disadvantage, no, crabs are just heavy trap minesweepers.

But ichis are still much cheaper and faster to build. I use them too.

Anyway, forget crabs & ichis. The real new star is Zagnoid. It is better than ichi in every category!

Have a look at its stats:
it tops a level 6 ichi even at level 5 !

And NO, don’t even dare considering babbling shit like “but it costs MAGMA, and thats more expensive bla bla”. 6 × 10 Magma pumps produce as much as 6 × 10 Goo gatherers. Once your Inferno base is maxed, you won’t need to worry about resorces anyway.
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] What to do if someone hacks (Thanks to TheChickenMaster!)

InfiniteHunter, the annoying thing is that you can send in 100% legit and reasonable proof – but nothing gets done. I’m aware that about 95% of reports must be useless, just ranting kids accusing someone with broken, incoherent english and shady hearsay arguments.
But if anyone with reasonable language skills, takes his time, and writes down a veritable final speech of prosecution, but still as concise as possible, and adds solid proof, and still nothing is done against – THAT is the annoying part.

Sometimes hackers get banned, yes, but i strongly suspect they only act if a hacker is reported by multiple people. I think they just check how many ppl reported a would-be hacker, and if its lets say more than 5, they ban. Thats cheap & fast, so they only have to quickly look trough the reports. Thats why i always encourage ppl to report every time.
And that sadly means that only hackers that annoy enough ppl get banned, no matter how good your report is.

Still, Kongregate does far better than many game sites and mmporgs out there. I’ve seen much worse, but Kong has the best customer care/support I’ve experienced so far.

And Skeezer, just don’t spend ur Kreds on shiny. Save them for other quality games.
Kixeye does not support BYM on Kong, so they just don’t deserve to get extra revenue for their zero service. And the reason why there are so many hacks, is that this game is just weak. It is hack prone, it is full of holes, it is friggin cardboard armoured.
Buy Kreds and spend them on the many quality games on Kong, just not on BYM.


Originally posted by skeezer82:

… destroy everything I’ve built in the last year and a half.

No offence, but Kong BYM was released last June, and ur BYM i.d. of 166950 shows that you’ve not even played a full year here. So when u argue, stick to the truth.

I’m mentioning this as example of Imprecisions/lies/bull. False claims like this also happen in reports, and are the reason why Admins have to always triple check before they ban. Would be easier if ppl didn’t so blatantly lie all the time.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] What to do if someone hacks (Thanks to TheChickenMaster!)

Originally posted by Zshadow:

kong nor kixeye is doing anything/very little about it.

We deal with cheaters as we find them, and reporting does help. We’ve been banning them.

The problem is, we are not Kixeye, so our resources our limited. We try to find cheating with as much evidence as we can so that when we do ban someone, we can back up our claim. We do not accept screenshots or word-of-mouth as proof as those can pretty easily be fabricated and faked.

I do appreciate everyone’s help in making the game fun and hack-free, but please don’t think any lower of the site. This is primarily an in-game issue, and we, as a site that just hosts the game, are trying to accomodate.

All that sounds nice.
But if i report a hacker, that created his Kong account yesterday, and has a maxed BYM Base today. And i ask to check his Kredit balance, knowing that he 100%ly NEVER bought Kreds, and therefore not only hacked, but also circumvented a microtransaction, and thats an indirect cash loss for Kong.
And then, add a pro forma screenshot showing his maxed base and the date he made his Kong account, 2 facts that can relatively easy by verified.
And i am absolutely aware that there are 50k games on Kong, and only a limited amount of Admins with limited time to look after. And i am aware that an admin cannot have an account of every available game, and in-depth knowledge of the game, to judge if an accusation makes sense.
And if i add an attack report screenshot of him sending in 80 daves (map room ONE), i am also aware that a Kong admin can NOT check my BYM logs to verify it.

If i do all that – and i sadly have to do it rather often – and a SHIT happens, the hacker gets NOT banned, and goes on annoying ppl, i still get a little frustrated.

Before some noob kid makes an annoying noob comment, i repeat that a screenshot is not a viable proof, and i only add them to emphasize and illustrate my problem, and as a pointer to where to look up the real info. So noobs, refrain from idiot comments like “u so dumb, u send screenshot, screenshot uzeless”
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Best Champion

cool down, flamer kids.

And yes, Fomor has lost a little of his power. At high levels, you often need more than 1 attack to finish off a high level base. The problem used to be that a Rocket Dave needs 1 hour to hatch. If you left some at “No Space”, you could take Fomor down again after the first wave. But for the third and 4th wave you’d have to wait 1 hour to hatch another Rdave to take keep Fomor dead. (Or 40 Minutes using Teratorns)

Sadly, now you can just get some Balthazars out of the cellar to re-kill Fomor. But the buff still helps your bunker Monsters a lot.

PS: And yes, the Zorg joke has grown a bit lame yet

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Best Champion

Originally posted by nimbus125:

Buut, what you’re all forgetting is that (for me anyway) is that my drull DECIMATES tons of things people throw at it. So by the time it does die, about 2/3 of the army is dead.

You obviously have no clue how to use a puny pokey bomb to fukk up stupid level 6 drulls. Else you’d be quiet.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Best Champion

I started typing before you.


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Best Champion

Gorgo is even worse, you can lure Gorgo to a distant corner of the base, and wreak havoc from the other side. Anyway, both champs can easily be lured to death with a Pokey bomb.

Unlike Fomor, that can only be hit by expensive flying monsters that need much time to hatch. So if an attacker wants to keep Fomor dead over several attacks, he needs to include some of those flyers in every attack to bring him down to 0 hp again. And this slows him down.
Drull and Gorgo can be kept dead by some cheap Finks, or a couple of Fangs, or even a small group of Pokeys.
Additionally, max Fomor Buffed Bunker Defenders are much more lethal and survive attacks easier.

Consider that in your choice.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] BYM Record Book

Originally posted by dvdwen:
Originally posted by noobpownr:

How about fail records? Who fails the hardest?

Some ideas…
Most goo spent on a single attack without hitting a silo or Town Hall.
Most goo spent to loot the least resources. (based on goo/total resources looted ratio)
Highest level player in Map Room 1.
Any other ideas are welcome :)

Edit: also, dvdwen is right, the rule requires that the Legionnaire be a level 40

Highest level on MR1 isn’t fail, it’s because they were scared of Base 0 and now they’re too lazy to upgrade… And these “achievements” are hard to find out…

Don’t generalize. I’ve decided to never enter MR1 way before Base 0 was even up.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Weird??

Read all about in the Kixeye forum Thread:!/page24

Originally posted by KIXEYE KATY:

We are currently working on a fix for this. It appears to be related to using Slimeattikus in your bunker, so for now, please refrain from using him in your bunkers. We should have a fix up in the next several hours. If you have already been affected by this bug, please submit a support ticket, as you will have to be fixed by hand.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] BYM Record Book

Man, don’t paste Attack logs, they are pointless…

10,000,000 Used Diapers were catapulted in
29s: A level 10 Fudge Silo was knocked down.
01m 30s: 5,000,000 Bananas were catapulted in
01m 33s: A level 10 Old Lady was knocked down.
01m 33s: A level 10 Innocent Bystander was knocked down.
02m 21s: 154 G.E.O.R.G.E. were flung in
02m 27s: 174 G.E.O.R.G.E.S. M.O.M.M.Y. were flung in
02m 32s: 888 Blue Waffles were flung in
02m 34s: A level 2 Barn was knocked down.
02m 36s: 10,000,000,000,000 Mutated Sunflowers were catapulted in
02m 38s: A level 4 Monster Bunker was 6% damaged.
02m 40s: A level 6 Tesla Tower was 78% damaged.
02m 42s: A level 10 Sniper Tower was 226% damaged
02m 44s: All remaining shit was 99% damaged

Resources Looted:
162,025,548 Twigs, 198,915,834 Pebbles, 166,146,224 Putty, 292,576,839 Goo and 3 Gigs of Justin Bieber Music Clips

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] BYM Record Book

I’m not into warfare, so I’ll just drop a start value for #20: my id is 5768

maybe #21 could be: longest in the game without entering world map? xD xD xD

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] VORG DISAPPREARED :O

I had that problem too, but instead of wetting myself and making a stupid thread, i refreshed a few times and they came back.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] {Inferno - Taking out a Compound in a Base Tutorial} / Chat Forum

Sorry for your morale dude, but this guide is less than useless. I dislike the misinformation of help-seeking newbies by bad guides.

Step 1:
Sending in 1 spurtz is bull, it will get shot down, and the Compound Monsters will quickly turn back and kill your other Monsters.
→ Send in a “chain” of spurtz, so that the lures arrrive at the base in rapid succession. I.e. when the first gets killed, the next one arrives and distracts the Bunker Monsters. And use a few Zagnoids for higher level tribe bases. That way the compound monsters are kept busy long enough

Step 2:
Sending them in outside the white line is not necessary, as the lower level compounds have a rather short range, and you’d just have to wait until the lures get close enough to trigger the compound.

Step 3:
Omitted. You are even unable to count to 3.

Step 4:
You even have not noticed that you do not get back monsters after an attack. There is no point in a “strategic withdrawal”. Just let em there, and maybe they’ll even do a little damage to some structure before death.

→ The whole luring strategy fails at a certain tribe level. About around level 20 or so, when the compounds start having walls around em and are guarded by close standing towers. The sniper towers kill your lures too fast, and the compound monsters move faster somehow, and thus return back too soon. At that stage it is best to just send in a couple of cheap Spurtz waves, to eradicate the monsters. If you can manage to destroy an Incubator at the first attack, to cut off reinforcements – even better.

You can lock it now.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Can't unlock vorg

Just refresh. My menues are lacking the 2 entries too, every now and then.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Playing with FB.

U will just be able to post stuff about Kong games on fecebook = advertise for Kong.

I dont think they’ll ever combine the 2 BYM’s, as the updates are rather asynchronous, and it would create trouble if ppl with different update levels would play together, and if Kixeye would try to synchronize, that would create more trouble, like the shitton of fb user having to wait for an update becasue there are some specific problems on Kong that have to be fixed first.

And the world maps are on different servers anyway, and they are too small. They have to open a new world map even for kong users only, so it would make no sense to combine both communities, what would mean even more ppl flowing towards world maps at once. And imagine the chaos of having ppl that chat on fb together with ppl that chat here on Kong in 1 world map.

And combining the 2 BYM versions would be Kixeyes decision and issue, not Kongs. The Kong Announcement cannot concern BYM itself.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Quick question

Originally posted by mattrocde:

As many of you are aware it is very hard to hack the game of BYM.

Sadly, the problem is that it is actually very easy to “hack” BYM, the script kids are countless

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] I just jumped from lvl 41 to 45

Kixeye works in mysterious ways my son, sometimes they giveth, sometimes they taketh it back…

Just a glitch. No one here can explain to you what happened, and i am pretty shure Kixeye could neither… ^^

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Question Thread - Ask Here! All other threads will be locked.

hm, thats the normal content. I thought maybe some software you installed had a little cheap ad block function or so, and put stuff on your hosts file to not have it load. This sometimes triggers the Kong-Bot adblocker warning ^^

But your problem lies somewhere else, hm. Very puzzling, as if it was a problem on Kixeyes servers, others would experience that problem too. And you have problems to load ONLY with those server…

I have no idea what to do :( – To narrow down possible error sources, try to log in on a friends computer, and if possible on another computer in your house, trough your inet connection.

- If it works on your friends connection with his PC, the problem is not on your account itself, if you cannot log in from his PC either, it could be some account-related problem

- If it does work on another computer in your house, the problem is some software or configuration on your PC, if it does not work on the other PC either, it is the connection itself or the router/etc.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] Question Thread - Ask Here! All other threads will be locked.

hm, adblockers detected…

Could you have a look at this file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts (open it with text editor) and check if there is some kong-related address at the end of the file?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] LMAO TOOK 'EM 5 MINS

Waaaaait! – Calm down Caveman, the ban will last only 2 days :)

Don’t make the situation with Kixeye any better, but at least you’ll get your base back.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] FIND YOUR KONGREGATE ID HERE!!

Just open the Leaderboard, and your kongregate_user_id is shown in the address.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] How to contact KIXEYE

My fault. The autoreply was from before your intervention ^^

btw. Maybe its better to use the support form page: (mail goes out to too) That way, the mail gets better structured and it makes it easier for them to categorize/sort/handle it.

(Your (Kongregate) User id, needed on the form, apparently can be found if you click on your post count beneath your name – its the number in the URL. (is that correct?) The form requires that User id to be filled in, albeit I am not shure if that info is really relevant for them.)
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] ACCOUNT SUSPENDED (former WARNING)

Originally posted by lordebubble:

Delete or lock this now that ts over?

Oh, i planned on just letting this die xD But my plans apparently where thwarted.

I don’t want to lock it, for it’s possible that the cheater starts a new wave of suspended accounts, and so this could maybe again be the place where the victms find fellow sufferers & comfort. And where we can tell them that the Ban will only last 2 days :)

until then, psssst ^^

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] How to contact KIXEYE

How lucky, you where. I only got a disappointing autoreply:

Hello there,

I apologize, we do not provide support for Kongregate at this time, so I am unable to assist you with this matter. If you have inquiries regarding your Backyard Monsters account on Facebook, I would be more than happy to help. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Backyard Monsters] ACCOUNT SUSPENDED (former WARNING)

And with what would you pay them? Handshakes from happy customers? I dunno if that pays their bills ^^ And among the unpaid mods, those that have the competence to reliably find identify hackers, have no time to waste, and those with time to waste, lack the competence.

And its useless anyway, as the kid makes a new account and is back in no time, and nowadays even those hack toddlers can easily change their IP, so not even an IP ban helps.