Recent posts by Ruffyl on Kongregate

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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Server down?

We’re back in again. :)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Server down?

Yes I’m getting this too. It’s been like this for about half an hour.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Strategy for Moon?

Originally posted by senfkoenig:
Originally posted by Ruffyl:

Yes sure, the moon runs like a snail on tranquilizers.

However, a visit to the moon boosts your profit rate on earth – or maybe it just gives you a bonus. Seriously, it does. I’m not sure if it’s a short term effect or not, or if it’s even meant to happen, but if I visit the moon for a few seconds and then return to earth, I’ve accumulated more profit than I’d expect in that time. Try it and see.

This is due to a bug that calculates wrong “online”-cash (about 55% of the expected income), but the “offline”-cash formula is correct and also corrects the earned amount of dollarz afterwards

Thanks for the explanation. Interesting. 55%! That is quite a serious bug to leave unfixed for any length of time.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Strategy for Moon?

Originally posted by mdntblue:

Also, for people that don’t buy any of the other buildings you are leaving a lot of money on the table. You miss out on cheap small gains. For example, at the point where I am (5b AI) 77% of my income comes from O2 and Cheese, but that means 23% is coming from the cheap stuff.

I totally agree.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Strategy for Moon?

Yes sure, the moon runs like a snail on tranquilizers.

However, a visit to the moon boosts your profit rate on earth – or maybe it just gives you a bonus. Seriously, it does. I’m not sure if it’s a short term effect or not, or if it’s even meant to happen, but if I visit the moon for a few seconds and then return to earth, I’ve accumulated more profit than I’d expect in that time. Try it and see.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / get to the moon ?

Speaking of the need for patience, the moon is incredibly slow. Earth runs like a rocket by comparison. Given that the moon is running on the exact same platform as Earth, but with different parameters, it’s kind of interesting to see how a completely different kind of economy haha can be simulated. Personally I like the sheer idleness of it. But that’s about as much fun as there is to be had on the moon.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / PLEASE READ - Chrome Update!

Yeah… I use Chrome beta, so I got Chrome 42 a few weeks ago and was forced to switch to Firefox then.

It was when I found myself launching a second browser as well as waiting minutes for Unity to load the game – every time, what a palaver – that I had to admit that I really like AdCap, or I wouldn’t have bothered.

So here’s hoping that WebGL runs a little faster! Good luck, devs.

PS Thanks abyssoft I’ll check that out.

Update: Of course you’re right, enabling NPAPI does work. But Unity still loads like treacle and hijacks the whole browser while doing so. If I’m going to have my browser locked into unresponsiveness for minutes :-/ I’d rather hive that off to Firefox and keep Chrome running fast.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / Best Gem?

Originally posted by JamesSamples:

I was just curious… what strategy works best? using multiple towers with a decent grade gem for more hits dealt or fewer towers with strongest possible gems for more damage dealt i need to figure out how to get 7,000 kills on field L9 and have failed repeatedly… i cant figure out what im doing wrong… i have tried armored only and swarms only both on endurance using different gem combos… PLEASE HELP if you can any tips will help…

Always build fewer, more powerful gems as their firing rate, range and damage are far superior. If a challenge requires a high number of kills, then choose the mode which delivers the highest number of monsters i.e. swarms only in endurance mode.

A very effective gem type for monster-heavy challenges is the red-yellow-lime triple (bloodbound, multiple damage and chain damage). Although some people minimise the bloodbound component, I use equal ratio up to grade 6+, especially with swarms. If you don’t have premium then use a lime-yellow or lime-red dual instead.

I won the L9 challenge with a single red-yellow-lime triple, surrounded by amps, placed inside the U-bend in the upper left.

Since monster HP and armor increase progressively (and steeply after a certain point) the trick for this type of challenge is to summon extra monsters earlier, while the waves are still weak. As soon as you can manage it, start dropping bombs on forthcoming waves. The more powerful the bomb, the more extra monsters will be added. You can start off with grade 2s or 3s, and build up from there.

Good luck, hope it helps.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / GemCraft Chasing Shadows

Peter announced earlier this week that the Steam release will be in a few days’ time. So it can’t be too much longer. Maybe a few weeks. ;)

Ah, the anticipation. It’s like waiting for a shipment of fine wine to arrive.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Earth multipliers don't work on moon

Originally posted by Yukidaruma:
Originally posted by ExSilverWolf:

@badfish5546 what did u expect. This is people trying to make money and this is a normal viable way to get more. There are quite a few games that have done this before. You might not support them but others will regardless.

I was thinking about buying another x3 multiplier for the Moon update. That’s when I noticed my already bought multipliers didn’t work on the moon and that’s also the exact reason I don’t plan on buying an extra one. At least, until they fix this.
So I don’t agree with your “viable way”, since it’s exactly the opposite for me.

You’ve misunderstood the point being made. It’s a viable way for the developer to make money. That is, real money for his real work in the real world.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / ** Suggestions **

Please remove the enormous message from the Unlocks tab which forces you to scroll down to view the second row of unlocks. After the umpteen dozenth time, this becomes annoying. (Also, the message doesn’t really say anything.)

The moon expansion has really enhanced and opened up the game. Well done.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Earth multipliers don't work on moon

Originally posted by ExSilverWolf:

@badfish5546 what did u expect. This is people trying to make money and this is a normal viable way to get more. There are quite a few games that have done this before. You might not support them but others will regardless.

Exactly. The developer is trying to make a living, and people who enjoy playing his game are fine to support him if they wish.

Originally posted by badfish5546:

We need this to be reversed to be able to make any additional investments in this game. What is to stop them from releasing a new region where your investments don’t carry over to every month or so?

Money spent on an internet game is not an investment. If you can’t spend a few bucks on a game you’ve enjoyed playing without getting so butthurt over it, then don’t spend money on games. Don’t demonise the developer for simply trying to earn some income.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Badges

Many games on Kongregate offer badges as rewards for in-game achievements. This one doesn’t, yet.

Have a look at this page: http://www.kongregate.com/badges

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / How do I make it click by tens?

Originally posted by RastaYG:
Originally posted by RainBerryKiwi:

In the upper right hand corner there is a Buy x1 button. Click on that for Buy x10 or Buy x100.

Yeah, but it doesnt give you x10 or x100 more

It does. What it buys you is another 10 or 100 shares in the relevant business. You may be expecting to see x10 or x100 profit, but the game doesn’t work that way. It’s not linear.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / When to reset: An approximation (Warning: Complicated math involved!)

Originally posted by keneticmotion:

Anyway, as I was saying, I generally reset as soon as I have enough angels for the next angel upgrade. Keep a close eye on the number of angels you can gain per reset.

Yes, you did say that, but you also said that you’ve only just started playing and you’ve only reset once. So what “generally” means in that context is a bit of a mystery. Sorry to butt in like this but it really isn’t very clear. :-)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / ** Suggestions **

I’d find it helpful to have a Buy x25 x50 x75 feature. It needn’t necessarily be part of Buy x1 x10 x100 Max. It could sit next to it, or it could be an upgrade. I’d happily sacrifice an angel for it, unlike the “EZ Upgrader”, for which I can’t see any useful purpose.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / is there a FAQ to this game?

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2606-adventure-capitalist/topics/476960-questions-answers

which links to

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2606-adventure-capitalist/topics/466379-faqs-tips-tactics

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions. So if you see a sticky thread with Questions in the title, that’s always a good place to look.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Bug Reports

Originally posted by Ariamaki:

You still left in the unskippable unclosable tutorial popups that require you to re-close or re-open the game multiple times. Still heinously broken. Profits are lower than they’ve ever been, as is confidence in you as developers. Disgusting and inexcusable.

I don’t know what’s funnier, the game’s pretence to be a simulation of capitalism or your spluttering rage that the dev is clearly not focussed on servicing the needs of free players. Don’t take this comment personally – you’re one of many.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / ** Suggestions **

Originally posted by Kanturin:

Please, fix the position of achievement message in left-bottom, it covers the amount of donut shops.

I second this request.

Speaking of things being covered, the character who pops up after every reset to tell you to “keep on biggering” covers up most of the righthand side of the game. It’s unhelpful. Please get rid of him or at least make him dismissable.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Bug Reports

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Still no offline earnings, export code doesnt work too

Same here. I’ve had no offline earnings since yesterday. Before the update, if you loaded Kong in another tab before loading AC, there was no issue. Unfortunately that workaround is now broken.

HyperHippo would do very well to solve this game-breaker rather than working on minor interface tweaks.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Promoting Alliance Members to Officers

Yes it’s a nuisance that you can’t see all members by browsing the membership list. Yet another longstanding bug which I doubt will ever be fixed. However if you know their names then there’s a solution. You can type in members’ names to search for them, and then promote them.

(I’m assuming that nothing’s changed since the last time I did that. The server seems to be down today.)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: Recruitment (Expand Your House) / Iron Fleet - top 200 alliance

My alliance Iron Fleet is looking for active players.

We play for fun, but we want to keep rising. All levels of experience welcome.

If you’d like to join us, send me a raven. I’m Douglas Blacktyde in the game.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / How do I opt out from this game spamming my profile with private messages about friend requests?

Thanks Shan. You do a great job. I realise you’re not personally responsible.

Regarding this problem, I have un-favourited the game and reduced my rating to 2/5. I’m hoping the game only spams players who show some enthusiasm.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / How do I opt out from this game spamming my profile with private messages about friend requests?

I had the game blocked for months. A couple of days ago it started again. This coincides with the creation of a new mail tab specifically for game messages. I reported this as a bug about 24 hours ago. No reply and no change.

Kongregate and Disruptor Beam: This isn’t a joke. STOP SPAMMING PLAYERS OR WE’LL GO ELSEWHERE.