Recent posts by urbansquall on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

Should be up now. Still investigating what happened.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] new animation/sound

Try turning off the music or the SFX.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

TeddyBear, can you post a screen shot?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Battalion: Ghosts is out!

Episode 2 of the Battalion trilogy is finally here!

In Battalion: Ghosts you join Hayne and Mayjor as you plunder the Northern Federation territories at the helm of the powerful Akadian army.

We hope you like it. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

The server will be taken down every Sunday evening at 3AM PST for some maintenance. This is vital to keeping the server running effectively and efficiently. It is an automated maintenance schedule, so it will occur each Sunday at the exact same time and the down time should last no longer than a few minutes. If you’d like to check what the time is in PST, you can always check out this link

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Unable to connect to the Server.

akd999, do you get “Reason 2”?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Unable to connect to the Server.

I posted this in the official news thread, but we’ve been dealing with a particularly nasty bug which we believe will be resolved soon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

We’ve been working on fixing a nasty bug that appeared this weekend. I believe we have a solution figured out and hopefully we’ll get the fix in place tonight.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Quitting ranked matches

You should get a win and the rank if your player drops. If that’s not happening, some sort of bug is occurring.

As for disconnects mid-game, we’re working on improving that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Whats the Deal with this?

Pandamonium, can you try connect again and if it fails, whisper me?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] What's the deal with "Reason 2"?

Thanks for the posts guys. Rustcrumb and I will go through these new comments (some of this is new information) and see what we can figure out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] What's the deal with "Reason 2"?

Some people have a recurring problem connecting to the server. There are typically three reasons this occur. Unfortunately, two of these reasons are indistinguishable, so if you can’t connect you’ll typically be told that it’s either Reason 1 or Reason 2.

Reason 1 means the server is down. The only time you should see this is if we’ve taken the server down for maintenance reasons or to update it somehow, like to fix a bug, or roll out a new feature.

Reason 2 means the server is up, but that it couldn’t create a connection with your client. In the vast majority of cases, if you see Reason 2, it is because you have a firewall installed. Firewalls are great, but they make it very difficult to create multiplayer connections. Battalion uses a bunch of sophisticated protocols to get around firewalls, but the process is somewhat brittle and we are limited by the bounds of the technology that accomplishes this.

If you are getting repeated Reason 2 connection problems, the best thing for you to do is wait. If you try to keep reconnecting before the server can successfully get around your firewall, it resets the process and basically makes it impossible for you to reconnect as long as you keep retrying.

How long should you wait to reconnect? That part is tricky. The firewall technology can’t consistently create a timeout window, so I recommend you give it at least 20 minutes before you retry.

Another fix is to modify your firewall so that it will let you play multiplayer games. If you don’t know what a firewall is, or how it was installed, then this probably isn’t an option for you, but you could talk to the person in charge of administering your machine. The port that Battalion connects on is 9898 in that case, and if a connection can be established with port 9898, then there is no need to see Reason 2 ever again.

I’ll do my best to answer any questions on this topic, but given the plethora of firewall configurations, hardware and software that could cause these issues, I probably cannot be much help. My suggestion will always be to leave it for as long as you can (20 minutes at least) and come back later. Chances are that is all it needs to reset and make a new connection.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

That’s it. Very perceptive wnmyers. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

We deployed an update yesterday with numerous bug fixes and some under the hood work for the next set of features. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Petition for auto-moving "new unit" topics

The robot does have a point. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Help! Doesn't Connect to Server

MadWilly, I got your bug reports. Very helpful. It seems you’re having an issue with Kongregate’s login system (not your fault). I’ve passed your case to Kongregate and hopefully you’ll get a resolution soon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] To Urban

That’s quite the request. Can you elaborate? :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Help! Doesn't Connect to Server

can you take a screenshot? When did this happen for the first time? Are you on the same machine you usually play from?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Help! Doesn't Connect to Server

Let us know next time this happens, immediately, by filing a bug report on the game page. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Update Notes 9-24-09

Seriously awesome stuff, spearheaded by Mr. Rustcrumb. Nice work!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] No Achievment..

Yeah, Lazerbomb. Nice one. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] New Items

Fake teeth is pretty awesome. We already have samurai swords and ninja masks though. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 3:30 EST

There were gremlins in the tubes. We think we got them all so there will be some downtime later today when we do the updates.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] SERVER DOWNTIME 3:30 EST

Which is in about 30 minutes. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Put your votes here

+1. :)