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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] The Cuteness Overload Quest!

Originally posted by 2cjenn:
Originally posted by Colder:

I have all kongpanions but missed one shiny, there should be option to get shiny version for one kongpanion instead a new one

Yes yes yes definitely agree!! Have all Kongpanions, missed one shiny by one badge that I had actually already completed I just didn’t have time to log in on the day!
Please let us get a shiny version!

+1 Have the same problem! :)

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - January '15

Random special rock appearance: While megaswinging (regular Camelot axe) through bedrock sometimes (rarely!) a gem rock or mystery rock appears at places that were previously empty.

Edit: Also explosive rocks.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - January '15

Trade bug: During a trade (I had 15 cards in my inventory) I traded 3 vs 3 cards with another player giving us each 3 new cards. However, after the trade, both of us had only two new cards and one of our own cards was duplicated effectively voiding two cards! This makes me feel really uneasy about trading. :P

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - January '15

All volume settings default to 50 – when I click on mute (M button) it correctly goes to 0. When I click it again, the setting goes to 75.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Game down

Game is back.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Game down

Down for over 6 hours now. :(

I bet someone is going to install some server monitoring tomorrow. :P

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Suggestions

Originally posted by WildRock:

Suggestion: Server merge. People are quitting because of how inactive the player community is and there is no justification for two servers. Illite is practically abandoned at all times.

As an Illite player I, very sadly, have to agree.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - 2014

Originally posted by fgfgfg:

While trading I split a stack of Food Hampers 2:1. After wards I couldn’t restack them together again – they always changed position regardless whether in inventory or storage.

More of this: Produced two batches of poly bind. Neither would stack with the remaining single neither in storage or inventory. Both stacked together well.
Same for fresh nano tubes and “older” ones.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - 2014

Got out of the grotto at 0 seconds. Died. Got shown the list of stuff I pillaged (no red crosses!), got revived right where I left of (in front of “Santa”) and all my items are gone.

Also I still carry the Grotto indicator with me in Boomtown:

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - 2014

While trading I split a stack of Food Hampers 2:1. After wards I couldn’t restack them together again – they always changed position regardless whether in inventory or storage.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Finally i got it

Very nice! :D I know your feeling, I still miss Goliath after all those years.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Does anyone else...

Originally posted by Maharid:

Cards are shown only where devs put new one for testing so is normal, the last ones will be on for the last raid.

I have little hope this raid will ever arrive…

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - 2014

If I set the master volume to zero in either Boomtown or any mining level and go back up/enter a mine it goes back to 50.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / Bugs - 2014

Splitting stacks does not work in full-screen mode.

 
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Topic: NovaLode / UMBRA Gem Market

Impressive collection! :O

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Where did the -919 come from in jose/carlos/carlita/carlito's name?

Originally posted by Eonian:

919 latinas in Dragon’s harem, remaining 81 are other races (not white)

I read 81 orcs first… >:D

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Revitalize Tyrant] Warbond Stock Market

Where can I buy synapt shorts?

(Oh my, that sounds wrong.)

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Thought Exercise: How can you tell if a matchmaking system is balanced?

Originally posted by warranty_void:
Originally posted by fgfgfg:

Standard approach: Start reading what others have done so far.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/trueskill/ and related links.
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/sagarwal/sigcomm09-265.pdf

Second link is about network latency prediction..

Clearly, the progamer has a better network connection… cough, cough
Thanks for the info – updated the link.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Thought Exercise: How can you tell if a matchmaking system is balanced?

Standard approach: Start reading what others have done so far.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/trueskill/ and related links.
http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/67956/NIPS2006_0688.pdf

Update: Fixed second link, thanks to warranty_void for pointing it out.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Where…

Middle right, a bit to the bottom.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Friendly reminder: this forum is a WMT containment zone

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Quest powercreep rating by pack

Originally posted by PsychoRaito:

Lol@PA

PA is a tiny pack compared to the other (30 cards of which 2 are legendaries and 9 rare).

I think the two Phobos packs should be seen as one – sadly I didn’t find a better deck than with Phobos only. :P

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Quest powercreep rating by pack

Originally posted by thror13:
Originally posted by fgfgfg:
Originally posted by thror13:

very nice idea to also show relative strength of packs.

i got to point out though, that some of the cards used from the earlier packs have been already upgraded, therefore skewing results to what is now, not what was when they were released.
aegis (iirc) apex, hydra, tremor wyrm, goliath etc.

I used the non-upgraded versions of the respective cards – upgraded cards are marked with a (*). However, Standard Packs are certainly skewed as new cards have later been added to it – I didn’t account for that and use the packs as they are available now.

did you also account for these old buffs: http://tyrant.40in.net/kg/news.php?id=140
e.g. used the old unupgraded 2/2/2 hydra rather than the current unupgraded 3/4/2 hydra?

if you did, it should be giving a measure of the powercreep in packs when they where released.
if you did not, it measures how packs currently compare with each other.

i’m guessing the latter, since the HW pack rates lower than standard, which is definitely not true pre-buff.

As I said I used the current card data, i.e. post-buff.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Quest powercreep rating by pack

Originally posted by thror13:

very nice idea to also show relative strength of packs.

i got to point out though, that some of the cards used from the earlier packs have been already upgraded, therefore skewing results to what is now, not what was when they were released.
aegis (iirc) apex, hydra, tremor wyrm, goliath etc.

I used the non-upgraded versions of the respective cards – upgraded cards are marked with a (*). However, Standard Packs are certainly skewed as new cards have later been added to it – I didn’t account for that and use the packs as they are available now.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Quest powercreep rating by pack

So, I have been playing around a bit and tried to come up with the best single-deck setup to beat all 26 quests using only unupgraded cards of a given pack (except in the upgrade pack obv. :P).

Note that I strived to maximize the average rating on auto-play for all quests! This means that there may be singular quests who are not beatable using the given setup. Ratings were obtained using 20k trials on tyrant_optimzer rounded to two decimal digits.


(Sorry for the image – Kong doesn’t properly process tables in textile -_-.)

Raw data is here: http://pastebin.com/z23u1iDT

Tasks up for takers :)

  • Find better decks! :D I tried around a bit but don’t claim optimality.
  • Can anyone find a deck with a higher rating than the Phobos one using the combined Phobos and Phobos Aftermath pack?
  • What are the decks with the highest average rating that have a non-zero chance of beating every quest step for every pack?
  • What are the decks that maximize the minimum quest rating for every pack?
    (I.e., a deck’s rating is the worst rating of all quest steps. And yes, this is a hard task!)