Recent posts by James_Voltaire on Kongregate

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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.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Best weapon for instance

If you put it in this way, you can negate every setup like that, no matter what it will be. Ballistics? Pfff, chrome armor and negators and your ballistic fleet is now invalid.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Suggestions Look 1st page for Suggestions.

Originally posted by GKZhukov:

One thing that gets annoying after a while for players who aren’t huge (or in top corps) is the need to dismiss ships if you go afk for more than a few minutes (or offline for the night etc.) Since if you leave them and get attacked by a half-decent opponent you’ll get shredded and take forever to rebuild. Dismissing is a simple but time consuming solution (especially I imagine for players who have limited online time).

Would it be possible to implement two conditions for a space base (a simple toggle option on the SS screen)
1) Red Alert – all available fleets will engage the enemy (as normal)
2) Yellow Alert – none of your fleets will engage the enemy (effectively they all behave as if “dismissed” but without the hassle of actually having to dismiss and remake them all over again every time you want to do an instance, league, actually defend, attack etc.)

Gameplay wouldn’t change, but it would be a much appreciated convenience feature.

Or just let us make a preset of the fleet, so we can restore it later in one click… Oh, wait, that already exists ;P
In your modify fleet window, you have 6 buttons next to ship formation. You can save 3 of your formations for future usage.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Best weapon for instance

Originally posted by Tapkcir5:

Missile and Shipbased. NEVER go straight Missile/Ship-based. These are all your back-up artillery fleets. Missle tech is used to whittle down shields, with scatter tech. They wont do the damage of ship based but they will most often hit everything, making them more vulneralbe to the harder hitting Dir/Ball fleets. Ship based IMO are used for sniping commanders.They are VERY high single hits with chance to auto reload making them very deadly with tech.

Have you actually seen what a missile fleet on good setup can do? With the total attack spread dmg and knock back effect AND greater damage per shot then dir/balli plus lower then SBWs reload times (only 1 more then dir, 2 more by default but you can lower that with science), they are easily the best weapon in the game once you get the techs. If I knew what I know now when I started I wouldn’t waste my time with ballistics. Now I am too lazy to switch.
The only real down side to missiles is the fact that they have only one type of dmg, which is explosives. They do use more he3 then dir/balli but you can lower that quite fast with science, plus because they don’t shoot as often they don’t really use THAT much.

Ship based weapons is like hard mode, you need a very good setup and a commander to use them right, but once you do work that out, they are devastating. If not for the high he3 usage, long reload time and no spread damage (by default, you can add spread to them with right commanders) it would be the best weapon.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Shelix' Game Review: Galaxy Online

Yeah, not gonna happen. This game is already 2 years old and it didn’t change all that much from the start to were it is right now.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Best weapon for instance

It’s not what you use but how you use it. On good setup all weapons are good, on bad setup they all suck.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Missile vs Ship-based Weapons

Remember kids, size doesn’t matter, it’s how you use it counts ;)