Recent posts by porkbob on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Outernauts and sleazy advertisement.

Seriously, though. . . all the games invites/requests/gifts DO NOT appear outside of the game (that is, they WON’T show up in your Kong inbox) so I really think this is a non-issue.

One thing that IS worth complaining about in general with Outernauts is the fact that the devs set TRAPS for you to accidentally waste your premium currency. Whatever you do, don’t accidentally click on premium items to buy because there is no confirmation for half of them. And good luck at that in a mouse-only game if you play it for very long. . . My girlfriend clicked to revive her creature in battle when she was first starting out in the game and it took 10 units of premium currency to do so with no warning/confirmation that it even took premium currency at all. And then I lost 20 units by somehow clicking to buy a crystal that teaches an ability, instead of moving an ability the creature had just learned to the active abilities—which is in a different tab. Ultimately the blame is on me for that one (almost. . . where’s the confirmation?) since I clicked without looking. But the tab with naturally-learned abilities is supposed to open by default, so I don’t know what’s screwy going on there.

That’s the sort of thing I frown upon. Why litter the interface with [obvious] traps to bleed your users of their premium currency? It seems about as low as you can get in one of these Money Making Opportunities, and it also can’t really help your profits if you are damaging your trust to new players, right?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [The Grinns Tale] No Daily Quests since I received the Ruffian Lookers

I figured I’d post to add that I DID receive the Ruffian Lookers two days ago, but have still been getting dailies the last two days. However, I have NOT gotten the Chancellor Hat yet. Had either of you guys gotten them both already?

EDIT: I just got the Chancellor’s Hat, so we’ll see if I get a daily tomorrow.

EDIT: Still getting dailies.

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Topic: Kongregate / Anniversary Giveaway

I’ve been playing on Kong off and on for about five years, but I didn’t get an account until a little over two years ago. Shame on me, huh? Neater thing, however, is that it’s been only a couple weeks since the one year anniversary of my moving out to be with my partner, whom I actually met on Kong. Long live the Kong! ;3

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Topic: Technical Support / Flash 11 Now Required to Play on Kong?

I’m playing on a Mac that is a few years old and still has Leopard installed on it. From what I understand, you have to at least upgrade to Snow Leopard before you can install either Lion or Mountain Lion. The kicker is that Flash Player 11 requires AT LEAST Snow Leopard to operate, but you can only find Snow Leopard for over a hundred bucks on ebay or Amazon now because it is not in production anymore.

So basically I cannot play games I was playing about a week ago due to this new requirement, and I have no immediate way to fix this. I figured I would post here, as I’m sure I am not the only one who is now effectually banned from Kong. . .

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Deranged Hunter, New Top Tier card?

It’s not the best, but it is quick and with Duncan (or any of the other raider rallies) to back it up, plus some salvagers, it can quickly sneak up on you if you have a slowroll and no way to deal with it quickly, Dracorex or no. Admittedly, counter 1 is a joke really. It should probably be counter 2 at the least, unless it gets more HP. Still it is a quick and fragile flame that has a potential to do some hurt, unless you are able to dodge it.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Highest Loyalty Points?

There’s a thread somewhere. Google search for it. Probably outdated some, but should give you a good idea.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Who wants to be the leader of a level 8 faction?

If your faction was legit, you would just hand over leadership to a member, not solicit the forums.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] One more

Thread needs more Overrunned.


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Meanwhile, at Synapticon headquarters...

Haha, I didn’t say it would perpetually increase; I just meant there would be a spike where there was a lull. :p But obviously, there is no lull in the first place because there are enough people who aren’t bat$#!t dumb, surprisingly.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Dozer tank regen study

Originally posted by BenchBreaker:
Originally posted by Seizan_7:
Originally posted by DrFaustus:
Well, long chains happening sometimes is, what makes it random.

Sometimes yes. 5+ regens in 3 matches in a row? Not likely. And I have yet to see 4 games in a row when Dozer Tank doesn’t regen and always dies. I don’t play Tyrant that long/that many times during day to see several game-changing chains. 5+ is something you should see once a month if you’re (un)lucky, not once a week (or even more often). Besides, it’s not only Dozer Tank that shows faulty RNG behavior. Same thing in sealed pool distribution. I remember quite a few Gold tournaments when I saw no Atlas in 2h, and in other every second opponent had him. F*cking Random, how does it work?


Some people need to save their time spent composing blocks of text, particularly when they seem to not grasp the words they are saying.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Meanwhile, at Synapticon headquarters...

Even if people are deluded by this tactic momentarily, once its implications become reality and many cards hit eternal supply cap, they will no longer be and outrage will increase further than it already is.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Anti-DEV] Boycott all future Synapse Games Releases (for the love of god)


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DEV] 10/17/2011 Upcoming Elite Store Change (Corrected)

Just give up on this game. I did. There’s no point in holding out hope, because the devs continually show they are going the way of short-term greed over long-term balance, fun, sustainability, and variety (not to mention long-term—herpderp—profit, and keeping an honorable name). I can’t think of a true explanation for this, other than pure laziness and ACTUAL DESIRE TO KILL THE GAME so that they can move on, or something.

This isn’t the first game I’ve seen be this way, and it won’t be the last. But I sure know when to bounce on out. In case I actually don’t post on these forums again, cheers to all! Don’t keep beating your heads into a wall in this boring, repetitive meta for the devs for too long!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Suspicious Tournament Activity

Originally posted by Bascule2000:

OP summarised:

People sometimes take a long time to play cards. Zomg HAX
People sometimes take a short time to play cards. Zomg HAX
People sometimes play good cards. Zomg HAX

Tyrant just = hax. You don’t get it by now?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] New cards completely under/overshadowed by existing cards

Originally posted by LuckyBullet95:
Originally posted by Mythrilvael:
Originally posted by LuckyBullet95:
Why does Hunter deserve to be Unique Rare

It’s the only Potential 6 Damage 1-drop in the game? (when paired with Petrisis)

No, it isn’t a phenomenal card, but 1000 missions completed isn’t that much when you consider that with 119 missions, and several other side missions, you’re bound to get there before even getting through all missions.

Well yeah but the same can be said with Sentry: You will get him before reaching Mission 119… I’m just saying it makes no sense have two cards (with the same stats) and having the one who can nullify the others ability only be a common whilst the one with the-now severely weakened ability (given protect/regenerate/high health/heal/evade which are oh so common in tourneys) is a unique… It’s not a bad card but really? Unique Rare? It’s barely a step above Artemis Tank (which would have been a better example had Hunter not overshadowed it earlier ergo: It’s not a new card that originally overshadowed it…)

The funny part is, he’s still arguing for something that’s not even what this thread is about, and he still hasn’t got what hotshot was saying originally. It’s new cards overshadowed by existing cards, not old cards that have been overshadowed—whether or not it is opinion or fact.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] New cards completely under/overshadowed by existing cards

Originally posted by Arsenus:
Originally posted by haleyyyy:

Vigils are also highly prone to mimic. That rally 2 could really inconvenience you.

Well most things aren’t purely benficial/safe ;)

But a nice 3/4 rally 2, armor 1 with the bonus of heal all 1 is great….and the heal helps compensate mimced rally (unless oneshot).

Think about how nice Bolides are and yet how rarely they are used (at least to any great success) outside of specific raids or missions. Heck, even an otherwise useful and solid card like Rifter can do you in by getting mimicked just once or twice a turn. Vigil, I see pretty much the same way. It’s great and could work, but it can also nip you in the bud just as often. But it must be said that they can all destroy you if you are unprepared for them.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] So...What is this game about again???

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] The official 'grammatical/spelling errors in missions' topic

Originally posted by Moonfrost:

In that case it should be written as ’cause

I already had it typed out, but then I looked at the other post.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] The official 'grammatical/spelling errors in missions' topic

Incorrect spellings of “Mimicked” and “Dependent”. It’s the same for all damage-dependent skills since the start of the game and it’s always bugged me. We could get technical and say that “Combat Modifier” needs no hyphen, but I’m sure the other errors won’t get fixed anyway. “Damage Dependent” technically doesn’t even need a hyphen since it is being used as a standalone, not a. . . word modifier. But enough of the nit-picky police!

Sure, it’s slightly off-topic, but I’m not going to create a new thread for this. Also, it at least allows for something other than the one supposed ‘error’ to be posted here. People do say “cause” in speech, and I do believe it’s fine to have it (or anything, for that matter) said by someone even in proper literature. :p

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Changes in the daily crate?

the daily chance is a fucking joke now. completely, absolutely a joke, and now nothing more than a relic that mocks us every day we log into this money-sucking, crack rock of a game. i kinda lol’d for a while there about how people were saying the devs were overly money hungry, but in the past month or so it has all taken a sharp turn toward the ridiculous. at least i’m not fool enough to pay them ever, but i’m sick of devs that do this shit not only to their playerbase, but to their own games.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Can a dev please explain to me...

1) Gold is useless.
Why are you whining because there is finally something to use it on again for a while?

2) Agreed.

3) Sucks, huh?
Maybe they are trying to make it harder for newer players to get to Elite without paying? They’ve probably realized people like me got 120 WBs for nothing, and then picked the cards they wanted out of elite and never bought a single WB, and they want to wring a bit more money from this demographic. That’s the way I see it, anyway. The way WB tournaments pan out also reinforce this outcome.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] [To Devs] Regarding Game Balance

Originally posted by Seizan_7:

@Astralion: (0.5)^7 = 0.0078125. In other words 0.78%. Less than 1/100 is “all the time”? No big deal? I’m not even going to comment how hard you fail basic math.

At least he doesn’t fail basic logic. How many times per day do you think 100 roulette wheels spin? It happens all the time. One thing to note is that after 100 spins (or chances to proc), the sequence of 7 in row has slightly over a 50% chance to have happened. How many Tyrant hands are played every day? It happens all the time.

Anywho, for justice:

Originally posted by Frozenpyro:

It’s truly sad to see how many people have poorly drawn out complaints still about the chance based abilities. If you actually play enough and stop whining like everyone else you would realize that these abilities actually balance the game more. In no way do they take away from skill but instead add variation to matches so that there isn’t only one or two types of super-decks that everyone wants to use. Utilizing the chance abilities makes it so no deck becomes too overpowered allowing for many different strategies to arise. So stop playing the game if all you want to do is complain about it or just enjoy the game for what it is.

Originally posted by Idiral:

I don’t think that game is that imbalanced. There are 5-6 deck types that vary in the top 10 of tournaments, none of which are strict standard builds, they vary from player to player.

Being an ex-tcg player that’s not so bad, there were times in some cards games where you had to play one of either one or two dominant decks or you had no chance. It’s not the case here.


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Not Sure If Trolling Or Just Stupid. Discuss.

two accounts being in the same faction are definitely against ToS anyway

(not that it amounts to anything of substance, though. :p)

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Will you ever remove bot factions or you’re waiting for every players to quit?

Hmm. . .

Topic: T-46 Leonidas
Level of Whine: 8.25
Action Taken by Devs: n/a

Topic: Apollo
Level of Whine: 7.1
Action Taken by Devs: n/a

Topic: Bots!
Current Level of Whine: 5.9

Come on, guise; let’s level up our whine to see if we can unlock new actionz!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Spot the glitch!

Your music and sound buttons are not muted, which is clearly a display glitch as one cannot possibly leave them on.