Recent posts by Kozzi on Kongregate

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Topic: Football Saga / Feedback and Suggestions

The last time I was logged in, 40 minutes ago (6:30PM AEST), I received another Google notification for an unauthorised attempt at logging into my email.

I have only gotten these notifications whilst playing this game and believed that they’d be solved by yesterday’s security update patch. If this attempt on my email is any indiciation, I believe that the NA server is still not secure.

Please look into this as a matter of urgence, I’ve invested alot of time and energy into this game and don’t wish to leave it. However security breaches of my email are serious and I will be leaving if this is not addressed hastily and adequately.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Congratulations devs

Heh, I should’ve been more aware as it has now happened to me.

Not by a malicious individual, but by a solid team member. I didn’t even realise we had moved onto the rebuy every Monday plan as there wasn’t an ingame notification. No popup saying an auction was on, nothing.

Instead, I woke up this morning to set the lineup and found I couldn’t make changes. It took about 5 minutes before I realised the reason was that I had been outbid during the night.

“You snooze, you lose, Koz. Take your medicine”, others could rightfully say. Here’s the rub. This was bought out by an active memeber, but they didn’t work out how to set a manager or a lineup in time. Instead everything stayed the same from the previous match, just throught a lack of time to catch up to speed.

The impact? I was out of the lineup because I was recovering from a major injury for which I’d regain fitness a few hours before team up. We also had a Gen1.8 kid in striker because our old one was carded for the last match. He’s still in there by the lack of change. I’m now hoping the AI subs out that striker ASAP and that I get placed into one of the two empty winger spots.

The bidding once a week needs to end. Season 2 is no longer becoming a farce, it now is one.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Feedback and Suggestions

To be honest, I’m not a fan.

By using ‘or’ clauses instead of ‘and’ clauses, many of the pre-existing concerns will still remain. The idea that a rich mischievous individual can cause havoc buy outbidding an established owner still remains, and is still available under too broad a scope of possibility.

If you think through these options. First, in NA clubs, failing board inspections are the norm due to a small player base. Further, if developing clubs have less than 11 players then they are mandated to accept new people. The potential abuse from a malevolent rich player is still as open as ever before, they pop in and outbid around board inspection time. Nowhere in this system do established players have a say.

Ok, so if you’re achieving success despite your small numbers you should be, right? Sit in the top 7 and you’ll get some protection. Unless you still fail board inspection, which is unfortunately realistic for most NA teams. Again, no significant additional protection is afforded here.

Sure, but if your team is very successful you could be fighting out for the Premiership and flush with players. New players like to join successful teams! Dropping below the 7 seems very unlikely and you’ll pass board inspection unless there is a mass exodus during tranfer season. Sounds solid, until you get drawn a matchup vs 1, 3 then login issues against #5. Hypothetical, of course, but a 3 match losing streak is plausible in a game based on variance. And for this losing streak to open you up to the risk of a buyout from a malevolent player… Wow.

I get that you want ownership to be a fluid notion, so that new players have something to aspire to. “I may not afford a Premiership club, but I can still own this one”. The thing is these criterion still take away choice from the players, those who are hurt most by club management change.

An alternative to consider, instead of immediately going to Take Over Ownership bidding… if these requirements are fulfilled open up a New Leadership? vote. If there are less than 3 No votes, or if No votes receive over 2/3 of the votes, then open up the bidding.

Ownership is still fluid, still affected by “negative events”. But, here, players have their say.

Alternatively, change the way the owner dictates a manager. If Mr Deeppocket Jerk comes over and buys out a club but can’t put Goalkeepers in Striker positions then its a feel bad, but not a punishment for each and every member of the club.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Login Issue (again)

I had a message saying I had an unauthorised attempt to access my gmail prevented by google twice in the last 3 days.

I noticed that each time I received it I was playing Football Saga but thought it might’ve been coincidence, is this related to the security breach?

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Login Issue (again)

I’m based in Aus too, so I know the frustration.

I think these guys are based in the Philippines, so it’d be early AM on monday morning right now too.

Whilst the issues started mid-afternoon on a Sunday, I think it is one thing to:
a. be totally ok with people not being on 24 hour call on a weekend…
b. Spending money and expecting communcation on a weekend…
c. Gettting pissed off that computer games look like a 24hour service but are manned by a few individiauls…
d. Argue this is a conspiracy to shut down a server without accountability

There’s a spectrum going on, anywhere between a-c seems justifiable in my view. That this is intentional definitely seems far right to me.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Login Issue (again)

There is no way this is intentional, it is a bug that they haven’t had the manpower to resolve in a timely fashion. Which is fair enough over a weekend.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Login Issue (again)

It seems like there is another login issue for the NA server. I’ve been getting 9001 for the last few hours

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Feedback and Suggestions

i think there are some very good suggestions that I hope the devs listen to.

Many that I think are strong revolve around a central theme: giving players agency when it comes to club management.

A vote, rather than an arbitrary figure in determining a lack of confidence in an owner makes a lot of sense.

Equally, the option to dismiss inactive players rather than auto-dismiss is important whilst the game is floundering. My team just manages to field an 11 man lineup and one of our older defenders has gone inactive and was kicked this morning. I would much rather keep the 140/140 defender over a bot, if only to give us the option of formations other than 3-x-x. But we don’t have that choice (not that we even have a choice at the moment being locked out of formations entirely for several days thanks to the inability to bid on a new owner).

Player agency is where it is at. We invest time and emotional energy into this game, as a consequence to have a script decide to impose devastating structural changes to a club because ‘x is not greater than or equal to y’ or ‘player has been away for 6 days’ undermines that investment. You wan’t to focus on game mechanics that reward effort and don’t punish misfortune.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Board inspection

My suspicion is that the AI selects players with a significant focus on fitness.

If this is true, then this’d explain why two key players for LordFreyr and I was benched for our respective teams. The catch for this, is the stronger players are those who are tustling in challenges against tough opponents. They are the ones who’ll often wake up to find they’ve lost 15% just because there are 6 players at an equitable level and everyone is challenging everyone.

I am getting worried about how many game design elements don’t seem to take into account a worse-case scenario. Many of these design aspects seem fine if the player base is growing and diverse. They seem to be exaserbatory if there is any stagnation or decline.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Feedback and Suggestions

I was about to write about the same concern with board inspections.

In the NA Premier N-League, there are only 5 clubs that kept their management. In the NA C-League, 2 clubs. 7 Clubs in total.

It was bad enough opening up a second entire league and diluting the player pool substationally. In numbers, instead of having 7 clubs out of 80 hitting the “minimum” board expectations, an additional league means we only have 7 clubs out of 160!?! Currently I’d doubt there are enough active players in the NA leagues to fill 3 divisions, let alone 8.

But then the interraction of board inspections with this sparsely populated competition means that teams get penalised for doing above average. My squad now has no management for an important match that could bring us as high as #3 in the premiership.

As mentioned above, the loss of an owner (through inactivity or board inspection) shouldn’t punish the rest of the team. Most significantly when it locks a team out of setting a lineup.

What we are seeing is an error, compounding an error, compounding an error.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Safari Login Problem

^ This

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Safari Login Problem

This morning I can login fine, but I can’t team up. I get the browser issue each time that occurs.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Safari Login Problem

Yup, it seems bigger than me.

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Safari Login Problem

For the last week there has been an ongoing issue with Safari. Irregularly it’ll not fulfil an action, instead bring up a 9001 error message about an issue with your web-browser.

Today, I have been unable to login at all. I get this error message each and every time…

 
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Topic: Football Saga / BUG - Complete Power Play Cards

I just completed my set of power play cards but didn’t activate the corresponding title.

I think it may be because I got my last needed card (Man2Man) as a quest reward instead of making it.

Can this be fixed please

 
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Topic: Football Saga / Fans

https://international.footballsaga.com/_request_apis/OnShareFbClubFans.php?scode=756fb2b980ffa9a26e5290293efba3aa&cid=CLB20034&ch=kongregate

 
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Topic: Rise of Champions / Guild recruitment

Lvl 12 w/ 1527 rating looking for guild
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Topic: Rise of Champions / Guild recruitment

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Clash of the Dragons] Suggestions

1 small suggestion from me:
Can you make it optional to play another threat. The number of times that I’ve been offered it from a potion of haste or similar that has proven disadvantageous has been considerable.
Thank you!

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Kongai] Problem with Kongai

Hi,
I recently played a game of Kongai to realise my character usually equipped with the blood vial didn’t have it for a match.

So I went into my deck editor and was surprised to see that I no longer had the blood vial.

After logging out and back in again, I found my blood vial back in the deck editor, however, when I try to re-equip it and save my deck I get the message… Error:2

I’ve noticed I only get this problem whilst I’m trying to save a deck that utilises the blood vial in question. How do I go about getting this sorted out?

Cheers,

kozzi