Recent posts by dkorbel on Kongregate

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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Did they really make sanc stronger???

I wouldn’t call a rush priest stupid. I do it with relative success, and i’m top 15. It’s not the best rush class by any means, but a rush priest is a viable option.

I don’t know where you get your information about rangers running with sunder. No top rangers use sunder in their rush decks. Also, libra is common – so is tariel in top pvp.

WHat I have learned from watching Tumor is that priest rushes have to use a slightly different mix of cards than a warrior or ranger would use in order to be effective. While he will never reach top 5 with his rush he is consistently the top priest in 1v1 on Stone Ruins and he is not a big spender.

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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Did they really make sanc stronger???

Originally posted by deathvonduel:
Originally posted by IamaTumor:

It’s because everyone who complains about sync is low ranked in pvp.

If they were higher ranked they would realize that rangers are the strongest class and they laugh at sanc.

Well, yes, but that’s because of $$.
High tier warriors can rush so effectively that sancs are completely useless, because they can afford legendary fenris, mifzuna, maia, lucious and darius along with legendary encourages.
High tier rangers can counter sanc effectively because they can afford to get epic or legendary deadly blows. Alternatively, rangers can rush, which AGAIN need gold for both premed and legendary rush creatures.
The thing is, sanc become less useful when the quality of other cards increase to a certain point. But the “low ranked” so to speak are those who don’t have as much gold and as a result can’t do much about sanc.

One of the problem with sanc is that it is easily accessible whereas effective counter tactics aren’t. So the disparity in accessibility makes it a big problem in the middle range of the arena(the low end priests haven’t gotten full sancs, so they are of no concern, just the mid-range)

Nice post. I agree with everything he says. At the top levels, sanctuary is basically a mediocre spell. But I like the point of how sanc is easily accessible to lower levels without appropriate counters being accessible.

Perhaps Purge should be changed to 2-cd and that would make a big difference.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] [TO DEVS] FIX the Start BUGGGG

ok, here you go devs:
picture 1: we are in legion ready to start:

now for pic 2:
the legion just dident start…. check the clock of server to see it was just after

you see the problem devs? the legion just doesnt start, it happend 20 times to 1 host, another 7 the a second host, 1 for third host, and only the forth host in the 30 try, succeed to run it. all happend in 20 minutes timeline.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Are you trying to get us to quit?

Your programmers are incompetent, and your design changes are even worse.

That is all


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Lower Hades Cost!

Hi devs,

Free players are quitting left and right on the Frost server.

This is because they are so discouraged by the impossibility of getting the new Hades gear and watching the cash players around them get humongously stronger in the past week while they are staying the same.

30K points in arena takes a really long time to get. Even for the strongest players, who can sit in orange, they calculated it will take a little over 6 months. For weaker players it will likely take more time than that (perhaps 8 or 9 months, perhaps longer).

I think giving the free players a more attainable goal is really important right now to stop so many from quitting. I don’t see why it should take more than 4 months to get one (ONE!) piece of Hades gear.

Drop the cost of Hades gear!! Even 20k would be an improvement but I think 15k is a much more sensible number.



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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Bug threads

I just bought 1500(+750) diamonds on March 30 at 7:10am server time. Kong took my kreds but SLO did not give me any diamonds. Thanks.

DKO on frost server

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Resetting Honor!!!

Making arena points exchange for honor is a really horrible idea, ZQGame.

All paying players ever care about is the best available gear. Brave’s Armor is a good example of this. Before the Tower was implemented, and Brave’s Armor was best available, its price was over 1000d in the AH on Frost (in fact, the first one sold was for 1975d). Now that the T3 armor is available, Brave’s Armor goes for about 5-10d, while the T3 armor goes for 400-500. Moral: Nobody wants second-rate gear.

OPTION 1: Arena doesn’t get best gear
If you put anything less than the best gear in arena, nobody will care about it and it will be a joke. Your player base will quit.

OPTION 2: Arena gets best gear (Hades set)
This option is even worse. Players will stop caring about legions and tower levels (i.e., THE ACTUAL GAME that drew us here in the first place) and only care about Arena. Your game will be completely ruined. The Arena will be totally chaotic as there are hundreds of lvl 100s and only a few temples. Your player base will quit.

Pick your poison, but either way, the game dies. Guaranteed. I for one don’t care how many of the new “points” you give me for my 12k honor and what it buys, if you do this I will quit and find another game to spend my money on.

DKO Frost server

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] FROST SERVER T2 Valentine's Day Refresh Runs!

Hi everybody,

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, on the Frost Server SPARTANS alliance is hosting T2 refresh runs!

These runs will take place immediately after the cap battle ends (11 am server time) for a full hour.

Everyone is welcome! Feel free to use a gold pumpkin if you need cloaks because we will be able to get in around 25 runs.

REMEMBER: save ALL your CDs for maximum efficiency! Do your frag runs afterward!

See you there!! Happy Valentine’s day!


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Suggestions

You guys need to fix shamans (in tower) and fix stones (make them more accessible, either drop more on wheel or purchasable in store).

If you don’t do these things soon, your devoted players will start to quit, instead of giving you more money!!!!!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Holy Necklace (help!)

Any idea what the Holy Necklace (lvl 89 orange necklace) actually is?


My best guess is a still-beating alien parasite heart.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Tower of Souls GUIDE

Notayam on Frost server came up with the idea of a document to help people in
the tower.

This is really a nice resource for those progressing through the Tower of Souls. She asked me to post it here on the forum.

Without further ado:

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] STRENGTH STAT TEST ON PALADIN

Have you ever wondered if the strength stat on your melee actually does anything at all? So did we!

Notayam and I conducted 3 tests on Frost server where we degeared our pallies to virtually identical physical attack and troops, matched Agility at 62, and compared damage. The only difference? Her strength was low, and mine was high. I put on as much +str gear as I could to get a high strength while not affecting pdmg.


1000 Pdmg PvP test (from tech 100):

DKO (STR 173) 854 damage
notayam (STR 77) 624 damage


7270 Patk PvP test (from Pike+200, no rings):

DKO (STR 193) 2141 damage
notayam (STR 87) 1778 damage


9565 Patk PvE test (from Pike+200, two rings, versus 2nd fight in T2):

DKO (STR 199) 4228 damage, 12678 damage (AoE), 2530 damage (scald)
notayam (STR 87) 3804 damage, 11430 damage (AoE), 2287 damage (scald)

NET DIFFERENCE: 424, 1248, 243
PERCENT INCREASE: 11.1%, 10.9%, 10.6%


So it seems that strength does make a difference, albeit a small one.

Strength seems to make more a difference at lower phys attack levels, in terms of the percentage damage increase, although obviously the net damage difference is less.

These results are not enough to make any general conclusions.


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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Suggestions

Here’s a suggestion that will probably save your game from dying the slow death it appears to be dying on Frost:

Make Spirit Stones available for purchase in the store. And don’t rip us off for them.

We have at least 13, probably more like 20 pieces of gear we would all like to fort up to +200. This includes 5x armor, 5x HoT, 3/4x weapon or book, 5x shield, necks, perhaps some rings, etc.

This is prohibitively expensive right now, where the only way to get stones is through Pluto spins, where you are hoping for a booby prize and not a main prize!!

Set the price of stones around 5d per 10 spirit stones (i.e. 5d per fort), and it will cost 500d to buy the stones to get a piece from +100 to +200 (plus the gold cost). Times twenty pieces and it’ll cost somebody around 10k to get very strong, at least 6k to get comfortably strong for 12 pieces.

That’s still a large diamond outlay ($200 – $300) but it’s not so large that people will get frustrated and quit.

The biggest mistake you can make right now is to put stones in the store at a prohibitive price (such as 10d/10 stones, or even higher). The pace of progression right now for those at T1 legion has slowed to a crawl (I personally farm T1 legion as much as possible, and stones otherwise, and a typical day for me consists of 3 post-100 forts and nothing else of use) — and to give back a little hope to people is a very good idea right now.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Suggestions

Can we please get a reasonably priced package for spirit stones? I have no use for anything on the wheel spins but still want stones.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Bug threads

Hi guys,

I got a system msg saying I was being compensated 402 diamonds for abnormal attributes, but instead I lost about 600 diamonds … DKO on Frost. I’m guessing someone forgot to put the “1” in front of the 538. Please give me back my 1k diamonds if you can. Thanks

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Shadowland Online] Announcement for correcting the abnormal attribute points

There must be a bug with the diamond returning, I actually LOST 600 diamonds even though the mail I got sent said I was compensated with 402 diamonds … so ZQGame owes me 1000 diamonds it seems …. wonder if I’ll ever get it. I don’t even know how to go about asking for them back.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] [Spoilers] Next Major Update: Crafting

if i wanted to grind this much I wouldn’t have chosen Tyrant to play. Grinding raids is bad enough as it is. I haevn’t even bothered to get my last 200 honor for Sentinel because I was just so damn tired of raiding.

If this is implemented like this I think there will be a large exodus of people who don’t like craft grinding.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] [Bug report] War ended after 23 mins

Charging Rhinos were up substantially against Ich Bin Ein Berliner until we disappeared off the face of the Tartarus.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Recruitment] [Level 14] Ich bin ein Berliner

Originally posted by mhgf:

Congrats on #1, if anyone deserved it – it was you beerliner guys :)

Hear hear, congrats on #1 we all saw this coming!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Lords of Avalon Disbanded

Charging Rhinos would take you if you’re looking for a stable home … we’re not really interested in mercs though, sorry.

Sorry for what happened to you guys!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] [Spoiler] New rewards for Phobos side missions

Originally posted by krik123:

they are all well balnce but i think robocrusher need more health or reffrsh or lower cool down to 3 repromancer is medcorer marshal is a itrestind card that will be usefull in the current meta slug bot is not overly usefull but can be good in some decks and killgore is a nother medicore card that could be usefull in the meta as a counter to refesh units

speak in sentences much?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Iron Maiden Hate Thread

My favourite thing about Iron Maiden is that I can play it as first drop surging vs fear deck to steal wins away from Dalia!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] shouldn't there be a conversion of golds in war bonds.?? like there is for war-bonds into gold.??

Well the other day I saw that I could buy 25000 gold for the low low price of 50 WB.

Maybe the devs would sell me 50 WB for 25000 gold? OK OK 25 WB for 25000 then I’m getting half the rate, that means it must be a ripoff right?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DEV] 3/6/2012 Concerning Lords of Avalon

Originally posted by LordBucket:
Originally posted by synapticon:

In order to help Faction leaders

We will restore the Loyalty of users kicked this way this one time

In the interest of helping faction leaders for a very minor amount of coding time:

Since apparently it is possible to restore loyalty this one time, obviously your database continues to track loyalty after leaving a faction. It is not set to zero upon leaving. So…in the event that a player rejoins the same faction they were last a member of, simply refrain from setting loyalty to zero when they do.

To put it another way: a player would only lose their loyalty if they join a different faction after leaving or being booted. Anyone who leaves and changes their mind, or is booted then re-accepted without joining a different faction in the meantime, would retain their loyalty.

This has been suggested before, just like adding a new permission level has been suggested before. Since you’re doing that too, you may as well do this also.

LordBucket: I don’t like this idea, it’s too easily exploited. You could then just boot inactive players out of your faction during a close war, add in some mercs, and re-add the inactive players afterward, sure the mercs would lose their loyalty but the inactives wouldn’t.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / Well tyrant just lost a bunch of top players

Originally posted by HoopleDoople:

I’m also curious – was loko in LoA?

Regardless, how has he not been kicked yet? He’s violated ToS repeatedly. When I was back in FBB his alt snuck in then in a war against Evocati surrendered a ton of matches.

I saw the thread on that Hoople. I’m sure it wasn’t funny at the time but when I saw it I laughed pretty hard.