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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Originally posted by gimmegimme:

41352! Use this combination from Book 1 before it expires on Feb 25 at 4:25 AM to receive: 1 Ally (120 minutes)

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Bugs in the Game. (Put all of them here)

Yeah, same for me. Sometimes the entire game won’t load either.
The game has been extremely laggy and buggy for me the past week, up to the point it is completely unplayable.

Edit: And let’s not forget the fact that suddenly the health bar of Raid bosses does not display correctly anymore. Just a visual bug but it came up past week as well, and it is quite annoying.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Originally posted by Locasero:

Your combination is: 41523. It expires in 120 minutes. book 1/ 1 ally.

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Originally posted by onedin:

You received: 1 Ally

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Your combination is: 31425. It expires in 119 minutes. book 1 !thanks gazoreo!

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

marshon: bk1: 45123 Ally, exp 10:25 UK Time

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Ally Code: Book 1: 43215, 120 minutes left

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / January-February Story telling contest| Prizes given out!

Reserved.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [DEV] Game updated

Originally posted by BedrockBreaker:

I see no posts about the insane prices. Starting at 1 mill? For a level 60 that takes a bloody while to get, can’t imagine low levels ever getting camos

Less active players (that sometimes only log in on a day for their spins) might be able to get one before hitting level 50.
I know I will, sitting on 760k credits at level 43 and all CR guns bought.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Ally Code Book 1: 54321
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Merging of the Servers/ Philosophical Game Questions

Originally posted by PaineScarlet:

Anyone notice the new Popup or is that just on the AG server?

Think Chris might be trying to figure out how many active players he has on each server for 2016.

Is it just me, or is this popup appearing every time you log in too?

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Merging of the Servers/ Philosophical Game Questions

I have noticed that you don’t lose anything from losing to someone that’s 50+ levels higher. Even your Killstreak doesn’t get reset (it does reset if you lose to someone more than 50 levels lower than you though).

I often get attacked by someone with a much higher level, but I don’t lose anything so I don’t give a damn if someone decided to farm me to continue his killstreak.

And yes, I noticed this new popup. I’m pretty sure Chris is indeed checking how many active players he has and where.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Ally Code Book 1: 52431
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Originally posted by amartzasatya:

45132 book 1 ally, 120 minutes left

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Your combination is: 54123. It expires in 120 minutes.

Ally Code, book 1

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Merging of the Servers/ Philosophical Game Questions

Originally posted by PaineScarlet:

Seeing as I haven’t posted in a while, I have a question for y’all.

In the game’s current state: What is your motivation for playing it? What keeps you coming back or what’s driving you away?

Honestly, I’m getting a bit bored of this game but the guild I’m with are a nice bunch of people and when there is chat on the AG server, with the few active people left, they are pretty interesting. I think I’m just coming back for the conversation and leave really quickly if there is none.

Between the lack of activity and updates, this game is just a basic point and click. And with the heavy decline in maintenance, sales, and activity this game should probably be thrown in the trash soon. It gets old real quick.

Well, my motivation for playing it are the Tombs atm. I want to complete most of the content of this game at least once (the Books on basic level, which I completed a few weeks ago), and I have only cleared one of the Tombs… so that is all there’s left.

Outside of that, this game doesn’t really take much energy except that it is a bit annoying to wait for an ally code. But outside of that, I rarely spend more than ten minutes a day on this game. Why would I?

I’m worried for my activity once I do finish the Tombs, however, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I quit the game altogether even before that. This game needs more content – the Tombs are pretty boring, and outside of that there’s little I can do except grinding towards Fiery/Icy whips, Gierdon Ultra Shots and a Tiger set at this moment, which is boring as well.
This is also what drives me away the most – now I have completed the storyline, there’s little I can do except bulking up for a merge.

This being said, I expect my activity to decline slowly, forgetting more and more times to log in before finally logging in once a week, or even less.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [DEV] New community manager

Originally posted by Herkuzz:
Originally posted by KevinH416:

How can someone who’s new at the game help out?


Often this isn’t exactly a problem.

The example I gave in my first post in this thread, was also someone who started to play the game once she was hired as a CoMa. And she did an amazing job. Important part of being a CoMa is the way you relay information to the players, and how you give feedback to the developers.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / nerf shotguns

Originally posted by bobbflockka:
Originally posted by Yellow_13:

Got killed by it = Overpowered

At the least, 70% of my prokills were ruined by shotguns. This is literally right on 19, and it do hurt me

Stackers attract shotguns too, because noobs – like me – stand a better chance when they fire a single powerful hit (like from a shotgun) than when they try to compete in a assault rifle war (which they lose against a tasked Noveske or something).

As my skill improved and I bought the Vector W-task, I found the Vector doing a better job at antistacking, but it doesn’t enrage the stackers nearly as much as the shotgun.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [DEV] New community manager

Originally posted by storn42:

so what exactly is this “community manager” position? Is this just some guy whos going to be around and just kind of moderate these forums, or is this more of a “PM me if you have any issues with the game” sort of thing?

This varies from game to game, but their basic task is to forward the issues that the users have with the game to the developers so they can fix them, while weeding out the also weeding out the crap complaints and whining when doing so. Also, if they see a particularly good suggestion on the forums – which they are generally supposed to read), they can forward these to the developers too. They also have to explain the reasons behind a controversial update, if one appears.

Some CoMas are around on the Kong chat too but not all of them, and in rare cases you can see them ingame too with their CoMa account.
Some even have a player account, but that varies from game to game. This is because some developers have a tendency to recruit CoMas, from the community, whereas other developers hire them. A big difference, though there are certainly CoMas who make a player account under an alt once they are hired to get a better feeling for the task that awaits them. You rarely know if they do, however.

Except in one particular case I remember from a year ago in another Kong game, and everybody loved her. She visited her CoMa ingame accounts fairly often, she was frequently visible at the Kong chat and the forums and did her best. The game had plenty of issues, similar to Contract Wars and also different ones (and was far more P2W, aggrevating a significant portion of the user base), but she did a great job at keeping things together despite the burden the game forced upon her.
In the few months after she was fired (don’t ask me why), about two thirds of the players quit that game. Now, a year later, said game has only ~5% of its player base left. A good CoMa is surprisingly important, though this particular example inflates the numbers, as the P2W also greatly increased after she left and I wonder if she could have stopped that. If not, a large number of players would have quit regardless, but maybe not as many.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / War is not cool

Originally posted by VinnieBarbarino:
Buddy, if you’re afraid to get stung by bees, then don’t go fooling around with the beehive.

This.

Also, and most Syrians that come here are pretty nice people. Note I’m saying Syrians, as they are generally well-educated and seriously attempt to integrate in our society.
Afghans – who are much less educated – have a much harder time integrating, partially because they do not speak English at all. However, can you seriously blame them for being uneducated when their country has been razed by war since 1979… Other countries are somewhere in between as far as I know, but I’m not certain.
Russians, who are also leaving their country, also integrate quite nicely in general (but again, the Russians fleeing their country are generally well-educated).

Another detail is that ISIS made a few huge strategical blunders in bombing that Russian plane and now Paris. What do they hope to gain, except spreading fear? Military, they only accomplished that the NATO and Russia are working together in a nice bombing campaign that will last until their last follower has been wiped from the earth (not that they’ll succeed, but they are certainly going to try)

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Weapons / Teh Vector

Ammo management indeed.

You run out of ammo pretty easily with the Vector, so learning to headshot is important when using it… doing 3 kills with a magazine is a whole deal better than one after all
It doesn’t do well against body armour, making headshots even more important – but the high RoF helps greatly (but if you’re not aiming well enough / the distance is too great, you end up wasting an entire magazine again).
And yeah, a long range secondary – S&W Stealth Hunter, or Colt Python is pretty useful alongside it.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Originally posted by NizR:

1 Ally – Book 2 – 34512! it expires on Nov 7 at 5:10 AM est. 105 minutes.

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Merging of the Servers/ Philosophical Game Questions

Lords rarely if ever expire here, so it isn’t THAT bad here ^

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Customer service

Customer Service is bad in 95% of the games.

If you happen to play a game in the other 5%, be grateful and express it to them whenever needed.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

Originally posted by NizR:

Loadster: Vakkoo: 45312 bk1 ally – expires on Nov 4 at 2:48 AM – 98 min

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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [DEV] Contracts changes

Technically, the reason contracts need to be made easier is because a number of contracts provides SP, arguably the most powerful resource within this game. If the rewards of the contracts are changed to no longer provide SP, everybody would have roughly the same number of SP (well, barring the level difference, bought SP, promocode and Roulette).

Then, contracts would not need to be balanced.