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Topic: Epic War CCG / New Cards on development

Those look sweet. Looking forward to seeing them.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / SECRET ROOMS AND LOOT!!! with pictures

Nice info. I knew about some but not all, thanks.

 
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Topic: Epic War CCG / New Mode Suggestion - "Adventure"

I like it, nice idea.

 
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Topic: Epic War CCG / Choose wisely

You can see the skillset of each option beforehand. That should be enough info for anyone to make an informed decision unless they choose based purely on aesthetics. Worst case scenario: if still unsure about who to choose, a new player can always ask in chat what the better options are (something I have seen many players ask about).

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Engulfing Dark Lockbox - Getting Jewels all the time

That’s just bad luck though. What I am saying is the more you do it the better your chances are it evens out. I once got 5 keys FOUR times in a row from boxes lol. Talk about frustrating. On the flip side, I have also gotten 50 and then 40 keys back to back. All random, can’t be helped. Just stick with it and keep grinding, you’ll get the gear eventually.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Engulfing Dark Lockbox - Getting Jewels all the time

The dmg reduction/vs. faction jewels actually help quite a bit when you have enough socketed. 20%+ extra dmg vs faction is no joke and will help you clear the event map faster. I was at 7/8 set for like 4 days straight… sold off many multiples of duplicates I already had (5 capes, 6 gloves, etc) before I finally got lucky with weapon drop to complete the set. I didn’t use gems to buy any keys or lockboxes either. No boost potions for farming coin as well. Just got to grind away, that’s all there is to it. It CAN be done.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Wizard Builds

Tested a new build today (I like to play around and reset skills often). This is by far the most optimal for me in clearing the new event. Very fast:

Dropped the 10 points in max mana passive leaving me at 140. This is more than enough for what I need.
Maxed fireball
Maxed archmage
Maxed mimic

In that order on my hotbar. Basic attack + fireball is good enough for most encounters. Archmage immediately followed by mimic followed by fireball spam is very efficient. Works great for dropping bosses or bringing down towers fast. I have good mana regen and bonus from basic attack that my 140 base mana fills up fast even after casting arch and mimic back to back so no worries there. Seems like this approach works well.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Wizard Builds

Once you’ve invested heavily into your passives your basic attack actually becomes pretty useful. You have crit dmg passive but not crit chance which is a must imo. 20% extra crit chance may not seem like much but it adds up when coupled with gear and benefits whatever actives you have slotted.

I also like the more defensive oriented passives but early on they may be more of a luxury than a necessity. Defend, Parry, and Dodge are all useful but early on glass cannon works fine with less emphasis on defense.

I only slot 3 actives atm: fireball (1), breath of fire (10), and archmage (10/10) which may look like a strange setup but so far it has worked wonders for me. Can solo IR 60 and the current event with relative ease using this setup but it may not feel right for you.

Max fireball is always good (I use it as a 1 point wonder for hitting those exploder packs and for applying a burn to help bring towers down faster for current event). I run over 50% crit now normally and my max mana never seems to empty so you may ask yourself why Archmage? Again, this goes back to an earlier point about basic attack being very effective with enough passives invested. I think of it like this: with a high cooldown from gear plus celerity passive, Archmage is like a free 100% crit elixir that lasts 15 seconds you can reuse over and over.

Its entirely possible to get over 70% attack speed on your basic and when combined with 30% lifesteal from passive plus max regen passive you can actually tank pretty well thus I have no need for using Frost Armor although I know a lot of people love that skill (great for leveling purposes, post-60… not so much when you have good gear). Add your crit on top of that and basic attack becomes beastly for single target dps (especially when Archmaged, pew pew pew…)

Anyways, everyone has their own approach and this is mine. Whether or not you decide to emulate it or evolve it to suit your own playstyle is up to you. It all comes down to personal taste so just go with what you like. Good luck!

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Are people seriously going to let this slide?

I used to think along similar lines but the more I played the game the more I realized it didn’t really matter… p2win gives you an early leg-up against the AI but that’s it really. No pvp means no real competition per se against anyone else so what does it matter if Joe Schmo bought himself 50 skill points? Doesn’t affect you or anyone else directly, just means they can clear the map faster for themselves. A f2p player can do very well for himself if he puts in the time to grind. Allow me to illustrate:

Once you hit lvl 60 you can continue to accrue xp for further lvl ups. Each new lvl grants you an additional skill point. I am currently at 144 skill points total last time I checked and grinding new lvls is relatively painless imo. The amount required is a static 105k every time so even without boosters and only using your QB when not on CD you can continue to acquire new skill points easily. It’s actually a little TOO easy imo.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Damage and Armor Calculation

https://www.rumblegames.com/kingsroad/forum/#/discussion/20254/how-does-armor-work

Valendaria’s comments about sums it up.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Lag

If you are experiencing lag you can try this solution if you play via chrome (might work for other browsers as well, dunno):

https://www.rumblegames.com/kingsroad/forum/#/discussion/3084/trouble-playing-in-chrome-try-these-solutions

Follow the simple instructions and you will be able to play via Kong virtually lag-free without having to refresh every other 15 minutes like before. The difference is amazing once you disable the pepflashplayer.dll I highly suggest you all try it yourselves.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / M40 I miss it!

I watched your vid. If you want to earn more than your repairs after each game you should play a different mode other than DM imo. Deathmatch has low cr payouts unless you are constantly streaking. TE like Evac or Old Sawmill would earn you a lot more cr because of VIP kills even without boosters of any kind.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Devs, REAL Asian servers plz???

I play from Japan and my ping is fine. Pretty much the same for all servers (Us, Tw, Br, etc) with only a slightly higher ping in Kg and Eu servers but even those I can still play just fine. You should consider upgrading your connection to something better imo.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Are we going to get this ?

Clan sp will be used for cammo, arsenal, etc from what I have heard before. Right now we don’t have those in game yet.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / New system for GP?

I think the current system is fine imo. GP model is here to stay but at least the Devs have been more than generous with their premium currency.

We shared in the FB rewards going all the way back to:
5000 likes – free skill reset for 2 days
6000 likes – 150 000 credits
7000 likes – another big daily discounts
8000 likes – increased EXP rates on all maps
9000 likes – random premium weapon for free (no set limitations on this, many ppl got nice weapons)
10000 likes – SECRET
and on and on up to 200k likes (there was some free GP in there on a couple of occasions I believe).
Bonus double GP for first time purchase
Bonus free GP when you reach lvl 60 and upward
Bonus Holiday GP like the 300 we just got.
Contract rewards that offer bonus GP should you bother to do them.
Monthly promo contests that offer huge GP payouts for rewards (more people should participate in them)
etc.

Combined with huge daily discounts (I had 60% off on Desert Eagle the other day), most free players who play smartly and save their GP can buy the weapon(s) of their choice if they are patient enough.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / "The Doctors" Message

“P.S. Kids, this is a message for all. Dr is best, we will not prove anything to anyone. You know we best.”

lol, sure some of you guys are very good I will give you that. The problem I have is you come off like a douche. I play with NO xp booster, NO assault armor, and NO GP buffs like dmg or penetration or armor and I can still hold my own against you guys. Lose all your precious GP buffs and stop acting so arrogant then maybe just maybe this community will respect you more. Respect is given when respect is earned.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / CW 1 year anniversary

Happy B-day CW! Let’s see how many old-timers are still around:

User ID: 3038

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Advice on good guns

“Just making things clear, there is no one who owns the devgru and has a 0.5 kd. So basicly it depends 50% on weapons 30% on skill tree and only 20% on the player’s skill”

That’s a pretty skewed analysis imo. You only attribute 20% to actual player skill? lol…

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Weapon Recommendation

The OP said he is almost lvl 20 and wants an upgrade similar to the Kedr he’s been using so your suggestions of the 9A-91 (set 5) is not an immediate option for him. Veresk or Magpul are both good, either one should suffice.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / What is "Farming"?

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/254-contract-wars/topics/352402-cw-rules

#2

Example: Say you need to complete so-and-so # of headshots, longshots, doublekills, etc. and instead of earning them naturally through normal gameplay you and your buddies take turns back and forth to complete the task, contract, whatever.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Devs recording gun sounds for CW

That was awesome, had never seen that before.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Same amount of GP in two different trees

Whichever one you invested in first.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Team Hydro Clan Discussion

Thanks! I don’t mind waiting, cheers.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Team Hydro Clan Discussion

I made an alt on FB just to play around with since this is my main in Kong. He’s lvl 10 and has over 500 kills and 5+ k/d atm. I would like to keep him at a low level so if you accepted him I would play at 100% contribution which would benefit your clan as well as myself.

Don’t let the low lvl fool you, I will probably end up earning more xp than most of your members lol. Anyways, the char name is: – X – and I will submit an app. Whatever you decide, best of luck with the clan (I like the name). Cheers.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / How to play Lighthouse?

It’s all about teamwork really. I’ve stormed the Lighthouse capture point before killing 5 or 6 defenders on the way, dropped a mortar at the base, went inside, got killed, looked at the mini-map and NO ONE else even remotely close behind me following up. Some times you just get a shitty team where everyone wants to try and snipe even when they are losing badly lol.

You need a good balance of both rushers and snipers. The teams where half or more players are actively trying to capture instead of just camping a sniping spot are usually the winners. Once you have all three points then it becomes a shooting gallery for snipers.