Recent posts by Valzor on Kongregate

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Topic: Rise of Mythos / arena problems

I have also been having trouble with the arena. At first, my opponents were all significantly weaker than me. That wasn’t a problem for me of course. But at some point 2 things happened: (1) my opponents became stronger than me, making it almost impossible for me to win a match, and (2) even just finding a match has become almost impossible. I check the arena multiple times a day, try to get a 1-on-1 quick match, click go, then I wait for 5-10 minutes, then I give up. The same goes for 2-on-2 matches. Given that matches are an important part of the game, there should be some way for players to get a match without having to wait more than a minute or two. One possibility would be to automate the fights, using the other player’s deck. I realize that isn’t true pvp, but it’s better than nothing, which it essentially what we have now.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

I still have my mother’s day quest items as well. I wasn’t quite able to finish it – I had 11 out of 20 champagne bottles when it ended. Time seemed very tight for this quest – I don’t think it was balanced very well for the amount of time given.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Feedback and Bug Reports

In response to several questions, the mount guy in Commons talks about how “versitile” they are. It should be “versatile”.

 
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Topic: Curio Quest / Lost experience after fight

Thanks, I think that’s what actually happened (although I didn’t realize it until later, when I saw I had a bunch of saved experience). Nice to know it wasn’t lost.

 
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Topic: Curio Quest / Lost experience after fight

I have experienced this annoying bug several times. After a fight, if the Curio is about to level up to its max level (e.g., level 25 before evolving to its final form), and if I assign all of the experience to that one Curio, the experience is lost. The Curio gains nothing, the other curios gain nothing – poof. Gone. I click “assign”, and the screen clears and I’ve lost the energy used for the fight, with no gain. Obviously this is incredibly aggravating. I have been trying to evolve this one Curio for several fights now, but it’s stuck on level 24 and it doesn’t gain any experience. The same thing happened to another Curio of mine. I was finally forced to gradually build its experience through PVP matches, rather than a normal fight. Please fix this, it’s ridiculous.

 
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Topic: Battle Pirates / Bug Reports

Hmm, it doesn’t look like any representatives from Battle Pirates read this board. Does anyone know of a more effective way to report problems? Or is this an unsupported game?

 
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Topic: Battle Pirates / Bug Reports

I’m trying to complete the “capture a mine” quest. As far as I can tell, I have completed the requirements (I have attacked and defeated small mines of various types on the sea), but the quest is still listed as incomplete. Am I missing something? Or is this quest broken and unsolvable?

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Fountain of youth

Yeah, they’re still giving out several of the Fountain of Youth items, even though they removed the link that lets you redeem them. Seems they got it backwards: You remove the item drops first, but keep the redeem link open for a few days to give people a chance to use what they have, not the other way around. Sloppy and very annoying, especially in the tavern.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Is the game gone

Seems to be working now.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Is the game gone

Still broken for me, although I was somehow able to get in once, but the Kongregate stuff was stripped off and it was just the game with nothing else. But I can’t seem to repeat it now.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Is the game gone

I’m getting the same problem when I try to run the game: It starts to load, then the screen goes blank with the following error message:

Notice: Undefined index: url in /data1/www/towerdefense-kongregate.shinezone.com/index.php on line 116

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Dragons of Atlantis] missing troops

I just logged into the game to find that all of my troops had disappeared for no apparent reason. Looking at this thread, it seems like this is a routine occurrence. Do I really need to spend time opening a support ticket just to keep the troops I’ve already trained? If so then I think I’d prefer to find a less broken game to play.

 
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Topic: Outernauts / Support Issue Thread

I have confirmed the bug in the Firepower quest that I reported above. I consumed some lava plants from my inventory, after which I was easily able to complete the quest. The only way I know to remove them from your inventory is by using them in an armory recipe or a laboratory recipe. Game developers, take note: You have a fully analzyed bug here that needs to be fixed: Change the Firepower quest to count lava plants that are found even when you have 50 in your inventory and cannot pick up more. As it stands now, the quest cannot be completed if you have 50 in your inventory, since you cannot hold more.

 
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Topic: Outernauts / Support Issue Thread

I’ve encountered a bug in the Firepower quest. I need to collect 3 lava plants within 36 hours. However, it’s stuck at 1/3 plants, even though I’ve unearthed many of them since starting the quest. I believe I know what’s causing the bug: I have 50 of them in my inventory, so I can’t pick up any more. For the purposes of the quest, it should advance the quest counter before it tries to add them to your inventory. As it stands, I cannot complete the quest until I find some way to remove some lava plants from my inventory. It does not appear to be possible to drop them or to sell them, so I will need to find some way to consume them. Obviously this is a very annoying bug.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [The Godfather] Experience leak

Firstly, I find your tone quite offensive and inappropriate. Secondly, if troops = exp as you assert, then building more troops to restore the ones lost in a fight should, by your claim, restore the experience that was lost. It does not. I was quite clear about this in my post.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [The Godfather] Experience leak

I’ve noticed that when I lose a few troops after attacking, say, a gang, when my troops return, I lose some experience (not respect, but experience). Ok, so I guess part of your experience is due to your attack strength. But if you rebuild the attack troops that you lost, you do not regain the experience that you lost. I suspect this often goes unnoticed, because in the meantime people are gaining experience by doing other things. But unless I’m missing something, this seems like a real problem to me. I actually had to hold back on attacking gangs because I had lost too much experience, with no obvious way to regain it other than through other means.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heavens] FAQ and Tutorial

It seems like you pretty much have to purchase diamonds to keep the game playable. Specifically, I have a bunch of equipment which seems good for my level, but it’s cracked and in need of repair. But unlike most games, you can’t spend ordinary currency to repeair items. Instead, you have to pay with premium currency (diamonds), and in fact it costs 5 diamonds to repair a single item. Sure, I have found a few diamonds in the cave, but not nearly enough to keep my equipment repaired. The result: My inventory is clogged with good but cracked equipment which I can’t afford to repair, and all I do now is explore the cave in the hope of finding diamonds. It’s utterly boring. As I see it, I can do one of two things: (1) buy diamonds just to restore my equipment so I can continue playing at my former strength, or (2) quit. Right now option (2) is looking more likely.

 
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Topic: Castlot / Bug Reports

My cloud sword is still broken (see my earlier post – it’s weaker than the lower-level arena weapon due to the stat bonuses being mostly gone). Does any game official read this thread? Is my sword going to be fixed? Or should I just give up on the arena?

 
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Topic: Castlot / Bug Reports

I just purchased a cloud sword from the arena, and I noticed that its stat bonuses are way, way, WAY lower than the standard cloud swords one could buy just a day earlier. If it was decided to nerf this once-only item, then fine, except for one problem: Existing cloud swords retain their original bonuses. I view that as a bug. To be clear: Old cloud swords give +44 stats (int +12, str +16, agi +8, sta +8). Mine gives +8 stats (str +8). That’s a downgrade of 36 stats. I would like my sword replaced with the original version (with the same upgrades as mine now has).

 
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Topic: Castlot / Bug Reports

I can’t connect either, getting authentication failed error. When will this be fixed?

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

After the maintenance ended, I noticed that my Flash plugin kept crashing when I entered a battle screen. This happened repeatedly. However, clearing my browser cache solved the problem. I suggest clearing your caches regardless of whether you’ve experienced this problem.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Update: zqgame reimbursed me for the diamonds I spent on the training bug, so I’m good now :)

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

I can confirm that my “can train” problem has been solved – both of my heroes that were stuck in training are finally free again. No compensation for the diamonds I spent the first time I encountered this problem, but hopefully this won’t happen again. I still think escaping from training should always be free, even when it’s still in progress.

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

My second hero’s training period just ended. I was hoping it might pop both of them out of training, but no such luck: Now they’re both stuck, and the only way to train any other heroes is to spend diamonds getting out of it. SCAM. The developers have been made aware of this, yet the problem persists, and they are continuing to charge people diamonds to get out of training. This is inexcusable.

Kongregate admins, please take note: Players are being forced to spend diamonds (which are purchased with kreds) just to avoid this bug and advance their characters. This must be fixed, and those who have spent diamonds on this should be well compensated (with diamonds).

 
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Topic: Shadowland Online / Bug threads

Originally posted by Valzor:

Here’s any idea for a bandaid for the “can train” bug. When clicking “stop”, don’t charge a diamond if there’s no time left. Seems like a trivial check and that way you’d stop ripping people off. Right now I’m seriously blocked, I can either (1) waste a diamond, (2) just sit there wasting training, or (3) find a less buggy game to play.

Now that I think about it, here’s an even better idea for providing a work-around for this bug: Stop charging people a diamond to prematurely end training, regardless of whether or not the training period has ended. Just give a warning saying “Are you sure you wish to end your training? You will not be reimbursed for your unused time.” Let’s face it, charging diamonds to end training is a bit of a scam at best, and while this bug persists, it’s a definite scam.