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Topic: Kongregate / Seeking some Feedback on Great Siege

@MamboJambo You’re way ahead of the game there. We haven’t touched on any discussions about the challenges yet. We’ll get there, eventually.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Seeking some Feedback on Great Siege

Thank you all for replying to this thread so quickly.

@kadare Certainly there will be more RPG elements.

@bobby We realize that there was some limitations with the design that made balancing very difficult. The game is either too difficult or too easy for people. We will try to find some alternatives going forward.

@Yawgmoth We might go with something more like a mix instead of “just another TD where you shoot ’em down before they are out of range.”

@Maik That’s some kred-worthy analysis you shared. Thank you. I like your Ahri icon too, she’s a pleasure. Catapult and perspective (semi-3D or not) are actually two things we are going to revamp quite a bit. Hotkeys and retry are fair games too. The whole game system will be completely new. You can count on that.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Why I Hate FFXIII

FFXIII was so easy it was almost crazy boring sometimes.

Obviously we were all shocked to see how linear the map was. I guess they wanted to reduce your time lost in finding a way out, but it sort of getting rid of a rewarding experience. Instead of rewarding you for solving some maze, it chose to eliminate such challenge altogether. That made it too bland when you play it deep into the plot.

Overall I enjoyed the graphics and some elements in the combat design but wished the map and characters were more interesting.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Seeking some Feedback on Great Siege

Hey there. It’s ttback here.

I am not sure how many of you still remember the Great Siege from 2009. That’s like way back from now, isn’t it? But if you remember or care to play the game again, please let me know how you think of it. What were some of the things that frustrated you the most? Is there anything new or cool that you would love to see in a sequel to that game.

Please keep it completely open, ‘cause my team is considering to revamp the entire game from scratch because we think it deserves an overhaul. We have taken several shots at a better game prototype but none of them was quite good enough. It is one of the reasons why you haven’t seen a new release from us for almost 3 years.

We would really love to hear from you guys on what you wanna play. A more strategy game? Tower defense? Or more RPG elements. Thanks again for reading this post.

Appreciate it.

Best,
TT

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Important Update on The Great Siege

Hi everyone,

ttback here. I just want to take a moment to brief about the important update on The Great Siege today. The game is now updated with attempts to fix the Stimulus Package Badge bug which bothered so many people yesterday. I am deeply sorry for all the troubles I have caused to the players and Kongregate.

If you are one of the players who cannot get the Stimulus Package Badge, please try again on the new version of the game. Please make sure that when you load the game, it says v1.7.9.3 on the lower-right corner. The badge should definitely work with new game and I just fixed the badge bug with old save files this morning. If it doesn’t work, I would suggest you to try to load your old save and then overwrite it in the new version. That might help.

The main issue with it is that since HireCount stat was not in the game in the first public release, it caused many problems yesterday. I spent much of my time on how to get the new version to be compatible with the old save files. I hope it works out for you. If not, please feel to let me know by leaving me a whisper.

Also, if you suffer any lagging in the game, try to use Setting→Medium Graphics, that will speed things up quite a bit.

For those of you who complain the game to be super easy, traps being useless, and dark elves being your archnemesis, there are some good news for you too. The trap is now updated and is able to trap all enemy units except the bosses. The bosses are updated too, and you’ll have to find out yourself about what’s being changed in more detail.

Anyway, that’s about all for today.

Please try the game out and let me know how it goes. Thank you all for playing my game! Thank you.

[T]

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Important Update on The Great Siege

Hi everyone,

ttback here. I just want to take a moment to brief about the important update on The Great Siege today. The game is now updated with attempts to fix the Stimulus Package Badge bug which bothered so many people yesterday. I am deeply sorry for all the troubles I have caused to the players and Kongregate.

If you are one of the players who cannot get the Stimulus Package Badge, please try again on the new version of the game. Please make sure that when you load the game, it says v1.7.9.3 on the lower-right corner. The badge should definitely work with new game and I just fixed the badge bug with old save files this morning. If it doesn’t work, I would suggest you to try to load your old save and then overwrite it in the new version. That might help.

The main issue with it is that since HireCount stat was not in the game in the first public release, it caused many problems yesterday. I spent much of my time on how to get the new version to be compatible with the old save files. I hope it works out for you. If not, please feel to let me know by leaving me a whisper.

Also, if you suffer any lagging in the game, try to use Setting→Medium Graphics, that will speed things up quite a bit.

For those of you who complain the game to be super easy, traps being useless, and dark elves being your archnemesis, there is some good news for you too. The trap is now updated and is able to trap all enemy units except the bosses. The bosses are updated too, and you’ll have to find out yourself about what’s being changed in more detail.

Anyway, that’s about all for today.

Please try the game out and let me know how it goes. Thank you all for playing my game! Thank you.

[T]

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Great Siege not ready to be featured

For those of you who cannot get the Stimulus Package Badge, I am really sorry, but please try again for, make sure that when you load the game it says v1.7.9.3 on the lower-right corner. I just fixed the bug with old save files. Please try it out and let me how it goes. Thank you for playing!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Great Siege not ready to be featured

AT 4:35 AM TODAY, the day finally starts to seem brighter for me.

Please check out the game again and let me know if anyone is still having problems with Hire Count and Build Count, which is the key for the badge. The count number is available on High Scores for the game so you can check if your number is no longer 0. If it is zero, please leave me a whisper immediately. There is still some known issues with older save file that I am trying to fix so if you can tell me approximately when it is the last time you saved the game, it will be very helpful for me to get rid of the bugs.

Again, sorry for all the troubles I’ve caused to both the players and the Kongregate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Great Siege not ready to be featured

Hi there,
I checked on the game as many people are having troubles with the badges. I think it has to do with old saves not having any old Hire Counts or Building Counts.
I didn’t count those in the past because I wasn’t aware where the badges were going.

If you check on the high score now, I opened Hire Count and Building Count, just to make sure that you see how it is actually working for many people.

Since I never counted Building and Hire in the first public release, it is not possible for me to have a number to reference from the old saves. I never kept track of those two numbers, so the game really can’t know if you hired 100 soldiers before. So, right now I can only suggest people who have trouble getting the badges please restart a new game and if you still have troubles, please feel free to leave a whisper.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Great Siege - Tips and Walkthrough - No longer updated

The game is now updated for the second time. Please check i tout and see if you guys like it better now.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Looking for feedbacks on a new game

Here’s my new game, Apple Battle, a sequel to my last game, Sanzang Run.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/ttback/journey-to-the-chaos-apple-battle

My last game was said to be too easy and lack of action for Kongregate players, so that this time this game is made a bit more aggressive and difficult. Please let me know what you think of the game.

I am also new to Kongregate, so if anyone wants to add me as a friend, please do. I really need more friends around here.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Seeking ideas/suggestions for next Sanzang Run game

I have just released the first game of the series Journey to the Chaos, here on Kongregate.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/ttback/journey-to-the-chaos-sanzang-run

Many players have expressed concerns that the game gets boring easily. I would like to hear more about what players would like to see more in the game so that it can be more interesting to them.

Thanks in advance for anyone who is willing to post a suggestion or two.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Game concepts and design ideas...

Play the games…and get excited for them. That’s how you start.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How do you debug Statistic API?

by the way I am working with AS2

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How do you debug Statistic API?

My question is as to ask where I can see the score. I don’t see them up anywhere on the chat client.

This is all i have in my basic stat test file:
_root.kongregateServices.connect();
_root.kongregateStats.submit(“Score”,65);

Where am I supposed to see if 65 has been submitted to Score?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / How do you debug Statistic API?

I’m just wondering how you can see if the Statistic API is properly implemented and working. I see the green light, so the connect() worked. How do I know if _root.kongregateStats.submit(label, num) has passed the right value of num to the intended label?

Please let me know if you have experience with this.