Recent posts by DigimortalGod on Kongregate

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [DEV] The Current Meta 4/15/2014

Originally posted by AnthonyS342:

If I am going to plunk down a grand or two, then at least create an economy where I might be able to recoup a percentage of the initial investment.

I think you meant to post at www.Forbes.com

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [to DEVs] Cheating is rampant in this game

Originally posted by VasyaDC:

This is now officially a troll thread, with wild and baseless accusations flying all around. No clue why it isn’t locked. Critics have had their say. Devs said they will respond. The rest of the community is fine and excited for upcoming content. What other constructive dialogue remains? If there is some, I’m sure as hell not seeing it in this thread. I’d say lock it, and escalate disciplinary actions as necessary for non-contributing trolls who sow discontent and feed on splitting up the community for their personal amusement.

+1

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / Unofficial comments of top guilds and why They can win next gw!

Originally posted by smuggler6:

Just Afriad my little girl might read this and ask what a bandit is haha

Why? She already knows the rest?

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / Unofficial comments of top guilds and why They can win next gw!

Originally posted by smuggler6:

Great summary, remembering the splinter war you’ve done a great job with your descriptions. I wonder what everyone’s impressions of each guild is. Are OL the evil empire than how does the population view the other guilds what’s your mental picture. Not of big dick bandits that might be too graphic.

Did you forget Tidalwave ? Maybe we all did

Hey, BDB was #14 this war. We are the only guild OL is currently working with, I think we deserve more than a mental picture, (yeah keep those out of this).

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / Unofficial comments of top guilds and why They can win next gw!

+1, well done. Please consider doing a lead-in for the next war.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [Uninstalling] Thanks all, moving on

Originally posted by bunky_luv_luv:
Originally posted by DigimortalGod:
Originally posted by lammetonnie:

i believe the a-b testing i heard about was not about changing drop rates after your first purchase (though grabarz suggested that). it’s the other way around. make 2 (or more) groups with different drop rates, and then check if that has influence on sales.

Either one is totally against all business ethics so I will continue to pretend it doesn’t exist here like I have been for years. Speculation without proof is just speculation.

Is this a good time to bring up the witch hunt of speculation over many people regarding cheating salvaged cards? Seems that speculation isn’t good in some areas but is very helpful in condemning others without proof :D

No, it’s not a good time to derail to an even more asinine subject.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [Uninstalling] Thanks all, moving on

Originally posted by grabarz18:
Originally posted by DigimortalGod:
Originally posted by lammetonnie:

i believe the a-b testing i heard about was not about changing drop rates after your first purchase (though grabarz suggested that). it’s the other way around. make 2 (or more) groups with different drop rates, and then check if that has influence on sales.

Either one is totally against all business ethics so I will continue to pretend it doesn’t exist here like I have been for years. Speculation without proof is just speculation.

Speculation? Hmmm, so how we should explain what lammetonnie wrote about our team player who is getting 22 legendaries in 3 months where other in twice that time are getting like 3 legendaries… Or me, where I didn’t get legendary since I start to spend cash… It isn’t only about luck… I don’t get legendaries even from Gold Packs, doesn’t matter if this is pack which I buy or pack from war reward (I’ve took a part in all wars, always get Gold Pack, never get nothing above epic – shitty in most cases)…

Speculation without proof… do I need to explain to you how “my friend says” dies not qualify as proof? Or how even exact recorded logs of two individuals isn’t even enough to be considered proof when we are talking out of millions?

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [Uninstalling] Thanks all, moving on

Originally posted by lammetonnie:

i believe the a-b testing i heard about was not about changing drop rates after your first purchase (though grabarz suggested that). it’s the other way around. make 2 (or more) groups with different drop rates, and then check if that has influence on sales.

Either one is totally against all business ethics so I will continue to pretend it doesn’t exist here like I have been for years. Speculation without proof is just speculation.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [Uninstalling] Thanks all, moving on

Originally posted by lammetonnie:

concerning the difference between free and payed players:

i think most complaints are about the size of the gap between the 2, not the gap itself (like digimortalgod said, it’s gonna be there and it should be there).

concerning the epic drop rates:

as well as in WMT the game feels like something is off with the droprates. some cards you will pull more of, others you won’t pull any… yes, i am looking at my darkondestroyer collection laughing at odin… remember that one?

and what really bothers me is the rumours about a-b testing. giving different accounts different draw percentages and then research what works best for selling.
i’ve got a guild mate drawing 22 legends in 3 months and i pull 3 in 6 months. hell i have no proof of this but it damn sure starts to feel like something is wrong here…
that would be 44 legends against 3 legends over the same time spa…

oh crap, now i’m still going into it…. :(

digimortalgod, demanufacture is a cooler album!
bunky luv luv, you make me wanna watch the wire! i cannot look at “the bunk” and not call him bunky luv luv in my mind anymore! :)

I have speculated many times on a difference in drop rates for people who have bought war bonds (crappier rates) compared to those who haven’t. But it’s conspiracy theory without find the actual leg work to find out.
Remanufacture is the best album over all, but moment of impact is my fav song. But my name is in reference to Stephen hawking’s take on eternal life in pixels.
Edit: I don’t have the mental capacity right now to debate the game AND artists rights AND contrast and compare. I’m still beat from that Damn war.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [Uninstalling] Thanks all, moving on

Originally posted by Heretikk:
Originally posted by bunky_luv_luv:
Originally posted by DigimortalGod:

in every free to play game, the free players always think they should be on par with the people who shell out thousands, to “be fair” mind you. If you spend nothing, and I spend $100, I should have an edge. If I spend significant amounts, I expect no one to be able to beat me. I get so sick of players saying they don’t spend a dime on a game they probably play 24/7, and complain when they can’t be add good as those willing to pay for something they enjoy.
This mentality has one simple label: entitled.

+1

This. But then that is the mentality of most of the developed world.

I love the posts like this bloke below. 4,000gold for an Epic? So you want at least one epic per day? So you would like to have an entire deck of quad epics after 40 days of playing the game?

You know what really annoys me? Is when I get on an airplane and I sit in economy class. I mean why should those smug bastards get extra leg room, a fold out bed and free champagne. I mean I’ve booked a ticket too right? The difference is just so huge it makes it stupid. I should be able to be at least as comfortable as them too. I should be able to get free champagne by collecting bits of dust off the floor. It’s so unfair….

Originally posted by SparkyAce:

i agree with virtually everything im reading. i love this game but the balance is so off. i think all cards/boxs ect should be available with gold as well as wbs for ppl who dont want to grind….. epic packs 4000 gold …. box packs 3500 gold ect…..give dedicated active players true rewards for there time. if i could earn 2 or 3 of the cards i need threw gold id be more tempted 2 spend to get the last 1 if the timer was running out ect…..sometimes i burn frew 30k gold an get nothing accept the odd rare an i think how the hell am i supposed to have any form of strategy when gettin a good card is so damn hard,..let alone 4…. iv got 2 accounts an neither has had 1 epic on this new daily rewards…..stop being tight an give us the right to earn cards! reward true gamers there ur community. whales wont spend if the gamers leave.

just a few ideas atleast….

and what is MOST annoying about those comments is that actually Free players probably have no idea how often they win in defence against P2W decks. The amount of times I got my ass handed to me buy a Taz/Auger/ND/Plate/CA…

P2P/P2W should obviously have an edge. Great gaming models make the edge seem minuscule despite being present. Its all about appearances. The wider the gap seems the more frustration there will be.

Every game takes time to work out is nuances. The problem is that not only do people feel entitled to everything free, they are impatient about it too.
I blame Napster.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / [Uninstalling] Thanks all, moving on

in every free to play game, the free players always think they should be on par with the people who shell out thousands, to “be fair” mind you. If you spend nothing, and I spend $100, I should have an edge. If I spend significant amounts, I expect no one to be able to beat me. I get so sick of players saying they don’t spend a dime on a game they probably play 24/7, and complain when they can’t be add good as those willing to pay for something they enjoy.
This mentality has one simple label: entitled.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / {Dear Devs} Here we are again!! Listen pls.

Originally posted by Doomtrance:

Honestly, the box cards being better is an easy fix. Devs already did it once when they gave us a limited time event with two box card rewards + a second terra former limited time special. It made it possible for people who don’t want to pay $400 for a fusion to at least get the single fusion. And it was relatively cheap, which is something the whole community wants.

Considering that literally every week a new powerhouse card is released in a new box it won’t hurt to make a few box cards within reach of the modest spenders while the rock stars playing the game can still buy the best stuff.

If you know synapticon, they always end up making that which was only available for money eventually attainable by free players. It will come in time, you can be guaranteed of that.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / (To Devs) Guild War Points- Rewards Proposal

-1. Without ways of tracking players first, it gives people even more ability to abuse the system without being able to single them out. Adding rewards for racking up points in the end will only benefit those trying to rack up points, leaving the dedicated with little reward for taking on the challenging fights.
We need more comprehensive tracking methods before we need new reward systems.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / (To Devs)

Originally posted by JIRAIYA31:

In what card game do you put whatever cards you want in the order you choose for the deck?

When I cheat at poker!
But yeah, +1.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / (To Devs)

on that note, live battles! for something considered an MMO I never technically play against another person.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed / {Dear Devs} Here we are again!! Listen pls.

Originally posted by LucyMonostone:


Most guilds have ppl that doesn’t listen or some “Rogues” and this hurts the WHOLE guild, the RESULT aswell!!
I know that this generates a problem; What if the leader is offline and there is no Officer neither? Cant we repair or start the war?
That’s another problem but for that i suggest an Automatic Delay for the button.
Only Leader or Officers can press it, and if it’s not pressed in around 5 mins it starts automatically.
Im from BDB and we had some issues with this problem, same as most part of the guilds! This would spare us sooo many problems! Really!! You devs know how hard is to make everyone listen in TU without any external chat or app, that’s why we use them but it’s still damn hard.

Another IMPORTANT point is that we need a better way to TRACK the attacks in the guild wars!!
We need to find the ppl who doesn’t listen the orders!!
We can track them but we need an easier way!!

+1
I was the one in BDB tasked with tracking all these things in real time since there is no other way. To have a successful guild in this game it is essential to know the overall performance of each individual, especially at war time. The only way to see where people were directing their attacks, winning or losing, auto or not, number of total attacks per battle and number of battles participated all had to be tracked as it happened. To compile all this information over a very fast 72 hours to be used after, let’s just say I didn’t sleep much. However, as I said, we need these numbers to progress regardless if they are provided by the game.

 

Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Originally posted by Zshadow:

While that page does say 50 Kreds, it shouldn’t have. Sorry if there was any confusion.

Can you please forward us the e-mail you received to support@kongregate.com? We’ll get this straightened out.

Thank you for your timely response and the e-mail has been forwarded on.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Originally posted by 123aaa789:

I’m sorry that you’re interpreting what I’m saying in a negative tone, but I’m simply trying to state that since an administrator has said that they are not giving out these Kreds as a part of this offer, then they’re not giving out Kreds as a part of this offer. It might be said different somewhere else, but I have decided to side with what was most recently said, which was posted in this thread, not in the emails. And I can edit my posts as much as I like, it’s easier than simply flooding a thread with off-topic nonsense.

Then I apologize for my interpretation. All I know is that what is advertised cannot be detracted with a simple forum post and expected to not be false advertising. I also noticed you mentioned that I could simply get a refund on my product, (which you are correct, that would be silly), and in which case will save them from false advertising. However, having talked to Gamestop, there is no refund on a PUR membership.
So now I do not get what I was promised AND I am told I cannot get a refund for it. That is deceptive and shady. I understand it may have been a mistake on their part by not removing the free Kreds from links associated with PUR, but they STILL HAVEN’T, nor have I received an official response to this inquiry yet.

 

Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by uuu2:
Originally posted by DigimortalGod:

Well, It has been more than 24 hours since I made my initial post….

It’s Sunday, the kong staff get weekends off too, and it has kinda been answered before. You’re not entitled to the 50 kreds because it would be too costly to kong to do that, you could try and sue but asides breaking rule #1 you would be sueing to get $5, which is foolish.

Indeed, the Kongregate staff like to have weekends off, as crazy as that may sound.

uuu2, I think it’s the principle of the matter.

With that being said, if you’re waiting for an administrator response, fine. If you’re going to escalate the matter into a legal issue, I think it’s very unwise to continue this discussion.

I know, everyone should get a weekend off, (especially the Superbowl). I don’t have plans to take legal action either. Someone else may see this and get that idea, since it does fit into the legal grounds for falsification, but I am not that ambitious. As I said, I just want to know HOW they can do this and why they think no one will notice or make a big issue out of it. Simply stating “We can’t give that to you (even though it clearly says we will) because it would be too costly for Kong,” is not going to fly, even if it is true. As I said, it is this line in an official e-mail that disturbs me most:

Click here to get your subscription to Kong Plus – a $30 Value – Free! Get beta game access, PowerUp Rewards bonus points, 50 free Kreds, plus a whole lot more!

All I need is a disclaimer predating this e-mail stating that they can cancel any part of the package at any time even post-signing up, OR just CHANGE THE E-MAIL or WEBPAGE, but that’s not retroactive, damage done.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Well, It has been more than 24 hours since I made my initial post, yet still no one official has chimed in on these findings, (unless a moderator is also an official Kong rep/spokesperson, in which case we have even more problems). I would just like to know why I am NOT entitled to what is clearly shown as part of the package. So far I have let this stayed buried in a technical forum post, but this is obvious false advertising, and maybe it needs to be brought to more peoples attention in a more publicly used setting. If there are no answers at all, then it’s no longer about 5$ in play money, but about a company not delivering what was promised in many places, and trying to sweep it under a carpet.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Originally posted by 123aaa789:

I don’t need to do anything, though, and if people are really so upset about this, then I’m sure they can go demand their money back and forfeit their Kong+ and PUR accounts, though I’m seriously doubting that anyone is truly upset about getting $25 for free instead of $30, they’re just wondering about it. I really wouldn’t go demanding to get my $15 back because I only got $40 worth of product instead of $45.

I could also argue that the correct terminology on the Kong+ page says “As a ‘thank you’ for signing up for Kong plus, you’ll receive a one-time package of 50 Kreds,” so since signing up for a PUR rewards account is not signing up for a Kong+ account, but rather it is giving you a Kong+ account for free (there’s a distinction between the two scenarios), you will not be given these Kreds, as you did not sign up for Kong+. Signing up for a PUR account might mean that you become a Kong+ member, but it does not mean that you signed up to be one. Kong+ is a paid subscription, so to be able to qualify as “signing up” for it, you must be paying for it, not getting it as a bonus add-on from another subscription, thus Kongregate is justified in not crediting 50 Kreds ($5 worth of real money) to multiple people for free, all that would do is de-value them.


Or… or, they could just get sued for false advertising. My problem is not with whether or not it is a good deal, just that you cannot tell people they will get something as part of a deal in multiple places, and then say “oh, sorry we didn’t mean that part.” Stuff like that gets you sued. Yes, there are those people that are willing to rape a company over a 5$ misprint, but they exist nonetheless. I’m also not too fond of a company that makes false promises, no matter how small they may be. I have always loved Gamestop AND Kong, but personal feelings do not change the fact that they HAVE to change this, and it still doesn’t exempt those who are entitled to their 5$ in monopoly money that have already gotten Kong+ through this deal.

And you CANNOT argue this terminology (since you seem to like that):
“•Click here to get your subscription to Kong Plus – a $30 Value – Free! Get beta game access, PowerUp Rewards bonus points, 50 free Kreds, plus a whole lot more!”
That comes in the thank you e-mail for renewing PUR. Clearly says “50 Free Kreds”, or is this something I dreamed up?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Nothing?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong Plus/ Power Up Rewards Pro problems

Originally posted by Zshadow:
Originally posted by wattro:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

If you live in the US, it’d be better to buy PUR.

Significantly better. It seems unfair and unethical that Kongregate would allow anyone eligible for $14.99 PUR to buy K+ for $29.99. It also strikes me as unethical to charge $29.99 for K+ in any other region on the globe if the value of K+ is significantly undermined by PUR.

I’d really like someone from Kong Staff to chime in on this.

This is also to encourage PUR Pro members to join the site, and for people to sign up with PowerUp Rewards Pro. Those who receive K+ from PUR Pro do not receive 50 Kreds, either, so there is a slight price difference (it costs about $10 more to purchase K+ than it is to receive it from a $15/yr PUR Pro subscription.) It’s not our intention to be unfair to anyone – K+ just started off being $29.99, though maybe a prince change is in order. :)

Now, I just renewed my PowerUp Rewards card this very week, and received this E-mail from Gamestop:

Hi ******,

Thanks for renewing your PowerUp Rewards Pro membership!

Update your online account, and check out your Active Offers to print your Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon for pre-owned games (worth up to $55)! It’s one of many Pro benefits and our way of showing you some love. (link)

Want even more love?
Click the banners below for bonus offers from our partners within the GameStop Network.•Visit BuyMyTronics.com for an additional $10 payout, and get even more for your
used or broken electronics.
•Click here to get your subscription to Kong Plus – a $30 Value – Free! Get beta game access, PowerUp Rewards bonus points, 50 free Kreds, plus a whole lot more!

Now, according to this very e-mail, it states I WILL receive 50 free Kreds in conjunction with renewal. I will gladly forward the e-mail to support if you wish for verification, but it says right there, “50 free Kreds”.
So, no Kreds though?

Edit:
Also must add that the “click here” takes you to HERE where it clearly states both PUR membership AND 50 free Kreds. As far as I can see, there is no place that even says the free Kreds don’t come with + when renewing PUR, except in an unsubstantiated forum post, (and I was not shown the forum post in-store when told + was part of PUR renewal). What If I had decided to renew based on this sole information of what Kong+ is? Sounds like false advertising at this point. If what you say is true that PUR members do not get free Kreds, without any clear disclaimer in either place, you are about to have a lot of very angry people.