Recent posts by James_Voltaire on Kongregate

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Topic: Reactor idle / What do we want? An Update! When do we want it? 3 weeks ago...

I’d like to be understood clearly. I don’t expect to get as much as people who do dedicate their time to be online. Good for them, they should get more if they are willing and able to give the game more time than me. I am absolutely fine with that.

But the reason I like playing idle games, is the fact I don’t have as much time as I would prefer to. Say what you want about AdVenture Capitalist, but even with logging into the game only once or twice a day, I always have something new to click on, a new upgrade or a new reset to boost my future earnings. I get a sense of moving forward, even if it is something small, even with the limited time I can give the game.
Here I don’t get that, I log in to run my “extra ticks”, look at the upgrades I can’t afford, check the research I won’t be able to buy for a long time, watch it run for a few minutes and then close it with no real sense of anything accomplished and move onto other things I want to do during my free time.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / What do we want? An Update! When do we want it? 3 weeks ago...

Reactor Idle is a really good game with fun concept and possibilities, I even rated it 4 stars and not about to change my rating. But it NEEDS an update.
In the “EXTRA” tab inside the game, you say you have work, family and stuff like that, so you can’t focus on your game too much. And that is perfectly fine, but consider the fact, that your players – well at least some – are in a very similar situation.

I know I’m not the only one, but speaking from my own experience. I simply cannot dedicate more time to play your game which in turn really makes the quality of my experience drop. Since I cannot just spend days having the game in the foreground, I do not earn enough money to do anything, I mean really anything. I have been playing from day one, used all the tips and tricks I was able to read here and only recently was able to break 600mil/tick income. It wasn’t for lack of trying, I can assure you of that, it was due to lack of time.

Again, this game needs a big update and quite a few changes.
- Beyond insanely high cost of research – Why does everything cost so freaking much? It doesn’t add anything to the game, it takes out the fun from it. It makes you trash everything you have on a previous map and make it a research point farm. And even with a grind farm you still get barely anything out of it.
- Why is the game so slow? – I mean seriously, you know that “fast mode” when you gather extra ticks? Yeah, those. THAT is how fast the game should run on NORMAL SPEED. Unless my game is buggy, you can only accumulate 15 999 extra ticks and then it stops, and those extra ticks, get you diddly squat, cause run them out in few minutes.
- Can we get just a normal offline mode? – Some of us have a normal life, but we also would like to actually progress, maybe not as fast as people who play actively, but still. If you can afford to spend half of your day playing a game, that’s good for you, you should get rewarded in the game for that. But why am I being punished for not doing the same? I mean, like I said, I don’t expect the same treatment as the active players, but maybe at least some incentive to make me want to go on?
- Could we get upgrades that actually matter? – The cost of some upgrades is just stupidly high in comparison to what they give you. I can understand the huge costs of generator upgrades, since that is the core (no pun intended) of the game, but a boiler lvl 10 costs over 10 trillion and doesn’t even give you 1 million heat sell. That is just one example. Some upgrades cost you an arm and a leg and become obsolete as soon as you reach the next stage of something else.

There is more, smaller issues that have been mentioned by quite a lot of people, but those 4 are ones that, in my personal point of view, are the most urgent.
I don’t want to sound like “that guy”, but if those issues are not resolved, a bunch of people will just quit playing. I didn’t write this to complain (well maybe a little), but because I want this game to be better and I want it to deserve a full 5 star rating, which is currently doesn’t.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Heat sink and boilerhouse? When and how to use it?

I found a use for it only in the stage before I was able to use the gas burner in an efficient way. After that it’s not really worth it. The upgrades cost too much for it to be really profitable. And it does take a lot of room, since you need the heat sink and at least one boiler and you will need more than one at the start.

 
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Topic: Tap Adventure / Bugs and issues in game

Stuck in the loading screen after the update today. The login screen isn’t stuck, just it doesn’t go anywhere.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Games on Kongregate

Kongregate has been my “go to” page for flash games for years. And I remember the time when we had a bunch of new, decent, games almost everyday and it was almost unheard of for there to not be one very good in any given week. But now it’s like it’s completely drying up. I’m not saying I could make a game, cause I can’t, nor that those who can have any obligation to do so, but it’s just… sad to even get on this site sometimes.

At this point I come here mostly just to play old games I remember enjoying and from time to time, there is something worthwhile (which doesn’t mean good), in the new games section.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "Newly" Published

If you come to Kongregate to play new games that are quality products, you are going to have a bad time. Most of the time games here either come from other sites and are only pasted here. True original games almost never happen here.
Personally I just drop by here to play old games, because I have them here in one place.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Now can you dig that?

So I decided to leave. This game is boring, free players have absolutely no chance without the help of WWs, events are only for those who pay, rewards they get break this game even more, the developer has the mindset of a 5 year old spoiled brat and those are only few things that came to my mind in the last 15 seconds.
It’s a waste of time and certainly not worth hundreds of bucks some of you decided to put in it – by all means you have the right to do so. Only thing that kept me comming back was the few people I met, but as I was saying earlier, that is not something a semi decent developer should count on for longer.

Peace out, IGG sucks.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / IGG-Are multiple-accounts allowed?

Originally posted by skurboll:

tell me what corps you are in james and I’ll tell you who your alt corps is.

I am not hiding, you can easily find me in game. If you find my alt tell me, I would love to meet him ;>
As I don’t have one currently, nor a bigger part of my corp (can’t vouch for everyone though).

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / IGG-Are multiple-accounts allowed?

Originally posted by skurboll:

I would bet that over 90% of the paying players use alts.

It’s not a secret that red_dwarf is full of alts BS use as farms and IGG doesn’t do a thing. Why? Cause most of BS are wallet warriors and wallet warriors don’t need to play by the rules free players must play. _

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / IGG-Are multiple-accounts allowed?

Of course it is legal, IGG won’t do a damn thing about them, cause some are paying them cash and with IGG if you have cash you are willing to spend, rules don’t apply to you. :)

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / please let us use more than 100 characters in each message.

Really? Spam avoid? Then ban the system, it spams everyone with the “This guy bought this commander” and “This guy merged this commander” and “This Corp is fighting against those pirates” and “GIVE US MOAR MONNIEZ AND YOU CAN GET SOME CRUD IN RETURN”.

Now THAT is a real spam example and not that someone writes a message of 100+ character. Get a brain and start to think.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / so Ares sent lvl 5 pirates at me and then kicked me from the alliance

Originally posted by Bateau:

You, my friend, got hit by @$$holes for their fun. Only higher-level people in a corp can send pirates, at least in mine only the leader himself.

Only the leader can send pirates, no one else can. If you get attacked by pirates that means the leader sent them at you.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / new good ideas

Originally posted by fgdhdrfsd:

-1 how would that help if you cant beat one instance you certainly wont beat the next

Shows how little you know the game. Some higher level instances are easier then others that are lower level. All depends on the setup you use (ship designs, ship numbers, fleet numbers, commanders, gems, chips), the kind of pirates you will fight against and the way the instance actually starts (cause it doesn’t start the same way always). I remember how hard i10 or i12 was and when I got to i11 and i13 I was like “Wow, that is soooo easy it’s actually pathetic” and it was done using the exactly same setup on my part.

Not that I want to see that happen, just saying.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Bug Reports

Originally posted by weirdjudge:

How do I mail someone correctly for the quest?

Ranking, clicking on a player doesn’t work

Social friends, mail doesn’t work
Tools, Mail, Friend list, Send mail doesn’t work

And of the 2 latter, I am certain I used at best only ’ and , and .
So it’s not about the symbols either

Don’t use any punctuation, ANY.
So no ’ no " no , or .

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Quality Gifts for a Quality Game! (unlocked)

Why they want it so bad? Cause high rating give real world, hard cash. Like the weekly and monthly awards. More exposure in the top games, badges that bring in new players. We are talking about making real money here people. If you think IGG deserves to get that money give them high rates.

Personally I gave this a 3 stars, cause it deserves a 3 at max, and I am not changing the rate until they actually get stuff that was mentioned by numerous players fixed.
Bribing players for rates should be banned on kongregate, cause it takes REAL money away from other developers, people that actually care about their player base and don’t see them just as a cash cow that goes “Moo!”.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Descriptions Silliness

Have any of you actually spend some time reading the descriptions of stuff in game? I mean seriously it’s like the desctiptions were made by someone who never seen any part of the game.

Rapid Fire – Continuosly fires missiles at it’s target.
Ballistic weapon.

Tempest – Continuosly fires heavy duty missiles.
Ballistics weapon.

Wiseman – Can scatter concealed troops by spreading shrapnel over a wide area.
Um… Yeah, what?

Calamity – Has extremely limited range.
Same range as every ballistic weapon.

Deathhowl – It’s drawback is longer loading time.
Loading time – Zero.

Azrael – Quick burst kinetic attack.
Damage type is heat.

Judgement – Equipped with micro-missiles.
Ballistic weapon.

And this is only in ballistic weapon tree, I mean really. Would it be such a problem to actually give the guy/girl who wrote those descriptions an overrun about the things he/she was gonna write about?

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / new good ideas

First thing, punctuation. Seriously, learn it and use it. It would make that senseless block of text you put here actually readable.

Second, you obviously are missing my point or intentionally choose not to see what I am trying to say here. I don’t blame the paying players for paying and getting something from it, they deserve to get stuff for their money. I expect a fair chance from a game, if I don’t pay I am at a disadvantage and I accept the fact, but there is a difference between perks and buying the win, if you don’t see that, then you are hopeless.

Third, you can earn enough money for the servers AND be fair to the free players if you actually care about them. A lot of games somehow manage to do so, still work and pay for the servers, that is not any kind of argument here – just because IGG isn’t capable of rational thinking doesn’t mean it can’t be done, cause it can be done and is being done. For example in browser games “Senatry” I said before does that nicely, where ingame gold helps you, but free players can get it too, just in much smaller amounts. And with normal MMO? Conquer Online is a good example, free players can and do get as powerful as paying players, ingame currency can be obtained by trading and you don’t need to pay a dime to take part in most events – and it still continues to work since 2003.

Fourth, you know what would encourage me to actually pay? Give me few MPs from time to time for free, not vouchers, but stuff you can actually buy something useful for. If I already have a few and need just few more to buy something I will consider getting more to get the item faster. If I don’t have any and you put me with the “buy or you will suck” choice, then that’s not good enough, I am not interested in paying to win.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / new good ideas

Originally posted by fgdhdrfsd:

also some games do the same call of duty, halo, grand theft auto, and a ton more require payments for there dlc just so you can have more fun then the people that dont want to buy it so what do you think now if you want you easily can play for free like im doing just got to know your stuff and like what your playing

Don’t even TRY to compare this game with those games. You want to compare this game to something? then compare it to games that actually are comparable.

Why do I play it then? Cause I played the first one and I like the concept, plus I met few people here that I like to talk to. But if that is what IGG thinks of when talking about a bussiness strategy then there is no hope for this product.

Take Senatry that is here on kongregate as an example, they have an ingame currency, but there is a way for free players to get it in small amounts on a daily basis AND it doesn’t make anyone op beyond belief if they actually want to pay. Ingame currency in those kind of games should help player, not play the game for him.

Here you can’t take part in the events – if you don’t pay. You can’t earn MPs – if you don’t pay. Getting a better commander is a pain in the rear – if you don’t pay. Getting better gems is a struggle – if you don’t pay. Getting a good lvl chip take weeks – if you don’t pay. Building stuff is a pain – if you don’t pay. And don’t even think you can get to a decent place in the ranks – if you don’t pay.

Recently one of WWs decided that he will take away RPBs from one corp, why? Because his corp wanted RPBs for their alts (yeah, we all know who you are) and because he knew his ships and commanders are much better then anything the other corp could have. He just teleported next to them and attacked in minutes. If they defended themselves they would lose every ship. One guy took out a whole corp that was in first 10 IIRC and that wasn’t a noob corp, just not a pay2win corp. Now how is that fair?
There is “buy this and you get some perks that will help you a bit” and “give us money and no free player will be able to even scratch you”. IGG chose the later.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / This game deserves a permanent 1/5 rating.

Originally posted by fgdhdrfsd:

ya but at least when they do upgrades that are annoiced they give us vourchers and to the lone wolf thinking im getting paided im not sorry to anounce that

At least now it all makes sense why exactly you are defending them so much. Your opinions are null and void. :)

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / new good ideas

New management, some real devs and tech team, that actually gives a damn.

 

Topic: Galaxy Online / Wallet Warriors are killing this game

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Topic: Galaxy Online / Wallet Warriors are killing this game

Originally posted by ChibiNia:

Yes, without WW there is no cards on the game, and more time players that don’t spend lose farming instance for BP..
I think is unfair to blame on WW because without them the company wouldn’t have money to keep up with the game, and the AH wouldn’t have anything for sale..

You are missing my point. I don’t blame WWs, I actually like the fact that thanks to you I can play for free. I am blaming IGG for alienating free players. Want more gold? Pay. Want faster builds? Pay. Want better commanders? Pay. Want to take part in the events? Pay. Want this? Pay. Want that? Pay.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / how to raise rating..

Originally posted by Vaetrus:
Originally posted by James_Voltaire:

Cause this game is already over 2 yeards old and IGG won’t change it just because you have a good idea. So it’s kind of pointless trying to make it better.

That’s like saying why bother voting or fighting in wars or doing anything for your beliefs?

Sure, but we are talking about a real possibility for a significant change in a game that has been up for 2 years now. IGG won’t change anything big. There is just no real chance of that happening.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / how to raise rating..

Originally posted by skurboll:

I find it very entertaining that it is a post about how to raise the rating of the game, and instead of talking about what could be changed to make the game more enjoyable, it is about how to best bribe people to get the rating up…

Cause this game is already over 2 yeards old and IGG won’t change it just because you have a good idea. So it’s kind of pointless trying to make it better.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Wallet Warriors are killing this game

First of all let me state that I have absolutely nothing against people that pay to win, they can do what they feel like with their money and with them paying others can play for free. So don’t even try to say something like “you’re just jealous”, cause I’m not even in the slightest.

But with that said, the fact is wallet warriors are killing this game. This game is hard to play effectively for free as it is right now, but it only goes downhill from here. Not so long ago, before everyone and their granny started paying for everything we could buy normal skill commanders in ah for 1-2 mil gold, now it is 3 mil if you’re lucky. Which is stupid, there are more commanders on the market, they should get cheaper, but they don’t, they get more and more expensive.
Free players have enough things they need to spend their gold on, most of us when put with the choice “next 3 lvls of BP research or one 1* commander from ah” choose the former.
Of course it’s not just that, paying players have better resource production, better active commanders, better ships, better weapons, build faster, research faster and so on… This isn’t like paying helps a bit, paying gives you basically upper hand over every single free player – in one way or another.

Being a free player in this game is just less and less worth it. And again, to be perfectly clear, I blame this on IGG and not the paying players. It’s like GOI all over again, when in the end there wasn’t anyone not paying, but the game was just shit – and not in the good way.