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Topic: Epic War Saga / Hacker Report [ II ]

skyflash88 is a blatant cheat engine user (and has been reported before):

His equipment:
[IMG]http://i49.tinypic.com/29m0haq.png[/IMG]

And talking in chat about how he used cheat engine and directing other people to the video:
[IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/5vzjtz.png[/IMG]

Many people can attest that I very rarely report people for cheating, but someone trying to say cheating in this game is justified because the high end equipment takes a long time to craft just bothers me.:)

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Wiki Help #5 / Version 1.57 Infos

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Topic: Epic War Saga / Wiki Help #4 / Version 1.50 - 1.54 Infos

good info bump

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Hacker Report [ II ]

Well, I would quote Gus’ post above, but it’s enough to read it all once I think.:) I agree with everything he said, whole-heartedly. I love this game, and have sunk amazing amounts of time into it, but there is some serious room for improvement, most of which revolves around the hacking problem. Until the security is beefed up, removing hacker accounts will be a constant, semi-pointless activity. A hacker spends 10 minutes creating a new super account, gets reported/banned the following Monday, then does it again immediately after on a new account. It becomes a game to them. The game security doesn’t need to be NSA-worthy, but a simple cheat engine should NOT be all these people need to create multiple UGS/limitless gold/etc. The game could really be huge if more attention was paid to the player base. Make some of the logical improvements we recommend, add exciting content (not rehashed bosses just to make more missions, not even adding new achievements), and fix the hacker problem!:D

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Departing

I’ve been on the verge of this decision myself. Art did a house-cleaning of a large number of hackers today, and if he continues cleaning them up, I’ll stay. I have both spent countless hours in this game, AND purchased crystals, so I really don’t want to leave it over something so ridiculous. PLEASE Art, continue this hacker cleanup as promised, and you will have a much better game (and maybe look into some basic security routines…cheat engine should not be able to mod a server-side game so easily), with happier players. Thanks. And Data, Gus, etc…don’t go! Half the reason I play is playing with you guys…if you leave, it loses a lot of it’s entertainment, for me anyway.

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Wiki Help #4 / Version 1.50 - 1.54 Infos

Originally posted by gust4v3:

Giving a second look to this tower update, I guess it’s not that bad.

But some rewards don’t make any sense, like these lv 5 rewards:
5% = 1x meteorite
5% = 1x moon stone
3.75% = 1x titanium ore
3% = 20x dragon sabres

There is 16.75% chances wasted on that. Meteorite, Moon stones and Titanium ores are VERY EASY to get and they’re not that useful anyway.

Dragon sabres are very useful but the chances are ridiculous for something so cheap, after all, 20 dragon sabres = 20 * 800 = 16,000 gold. There is only 3% * 60% = 1.8% to get that 16,000 gold-value reward, which doesn’t make sense since we can get 50,000 + random(0, 10000) gold with 20% * 30% = 6% chances for example.


Here what I propose for a item-reward level 5:

37.5% = 99x silver swords (37.5% * 60% = 22.5% overall; 99 * 300 = 29,700 gold-value)
26.25% = 20x iron ores (26.25% * 60% = 15.9% overall)
23.75% = 50x dragon sabres (23.75% * 60% = 14.25% overall; 50 * 800 = 40,000 gold-value)
10% = 10x gold ores (10% * 60% = 6% overall)
2.375% = 1x epic stone (2.375% * 60% = 1.425% overall)
0.125% = 1x galaxy stone (0.125% * 60% = 0.075% overall)

Sounds awesome Gus, I second your proposal. I would even be OK with 33 dragon sabres to match the 99 silver swords…but for a lower % chance, 50 is probably more appropriate as you say.

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / *better* level guide ( up to 5-5 as of now D: )

Yeah sorry, as is this pile of text is all but useless. Also, as the guide on the wiki says, there are much more effective methods for some of the earlier levels than what you mentioned. First priority should be staffs, FIRST, not 2-5. If you get 4+ staffs first thing (master 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3 to have the 50k+ gold to get you started) then hobbits/goblins will own most early missions. I could go on and on, but it’s all already covered elsewhere (wiki guide, Octo’s in-depth video guides, etc). If you want to write another guide, great, but do some actual research as to best units/gear, don’t just throw out a nearly imcomprehensible wall of text and say all other guides suck.:) Thanks for the effort though, regardless.

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Epic War Saga: Video Walkthroughs

Agreed. Let’s get a sticky on this one mods! PLEASE!:)

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Hacker Report

Vlax mentioned wwer2244 earlier, and I’m gonna add my 2 cents in as well. Beat me 4 times (him at lvl ~280 me ~5k), but I was using Lilith and farming gear, so despite it being HIGHLY unlikely, I hit him back a few times and let it slide. Then, I logged off, swapping to Sir Kholai, only pegs/aeon, and 6 DSBs for defense. I log back on and he somehow beat me 3 more times, which, at his level, is essentially impossible. Here are some screenshots:

http://postimage.org/image/tmyi79rpz/

http://postimage.org/image/cfufaxnnf/

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Hacker Report

Well the crystals purchased only helps support the devs, so good on him IF he actually purchased them and didn’t just hack the items as others have done. As for the missions mastered, you can add a player as a friend and then check their statistics in the leaderboard.

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Hacker Report

Well his stats look like you had 3x checked, but Mohammed also claims he has 9k action points, which would leave nearly nothing for stats, making his normal x1 stats impossible also. And the BP…I’m not even gonna go there. Plus his levels vs fights is pretty nearly impossible assuming he played any missions at all (10 mastered at least so there go 300, etc). Of course like most uninformed hackers he says “I use CoT to lvl”, which CONSUMES BP, making his BP total even more ridiculous (and after much debate his final answer on his BP total was “glitch” lol). He could have spent some RL coin on crystals and bought Aeon and Ghato, and used pretty much all the money he has made thus far in game to buy 6 cyborg suits, so I won’t question his gear. Why don’t people just admit it when caught…

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Bug Report

Originally posted by asta411:

With many blood, tears and sweat, I finally hit level 9k last night and Rebirthed. however, in my achievements, I still don’t have the surpassing hacker achievement! What’s up with that?? How can I hit 9k level, rebirth, and still not have it?

You need to submit a bug report, and include a screenshot of your achievements page (make sure you can see your level), IMO. I’m sure Art can/will fix it, just need to give him something more to go on.

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Hacker Report

abuko1 seems to be hacking…not exactly sure what he’s doing but he’s level 224 and beat me (lvl 7246, sir kholai with pegs/aeon and 6 dragon steak bbqs) 4 times in a row. Now supposedly this guy’s Dad bought him 58k crystals. That may very well be true, but I don’t care WHAT kind of units he has (and I’ve looked, nothing noteworthy there), with 3 dime axes and a couple cyborg suits at lvl 224 there is no way you could even theoretically beat someone 7k+ levels above you, unless I am missing something. 4 losses isn’t the end of the world, but it is a pretty large loss in BP for me, and I just can’t imagine a scenario where he could beat me with what I had equipped. If he beat me legit, my apologies. It just doesn’t seem very plausible.

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / New Units

Originally posted by irulepiem123:

Giant:Stats:7295/1462/1337:COst:8 Pop:1: Element: Earth, True Earth Titan, Slow: Melee,Magic: Attack speed, 1.0, Speed, 0.5: Immune:Freeze,Burn,Shock,Poison
Info: Attacks by Stomping with one foot then another, Then he smashes the ground with his hands and causes all enemy units to fly in the air and/or be damaged.Then he Summons spikes made of rock that has range that goes half the map. He also has a special attack when he grabs a unit and eats him, Causes drain damage. Apperance: Has Armor made from earth and has a helmet made from Earth, he also looks very big, tall, and musc

Ok, first, if he is “true earth” element he will suck 99% of the time (true elements do 300% damage vs opposing element, so thunder in this case, but 1% vs EVERYTHING else, including void). Second, units don’t have “special attacks”, and no way is art going to completely redesign the unit system for one unit, sorry. Third, his attack reaching half the map, after 3 presumably very high damage close range shots, seems a bit much. Maybe cut the range down on the spikes to, say, 1/4 screen, or lose that part altogether. Last, immunity to every status effect is also unreasonable, IMO. Even twin diablos can get burn status. Oh and that speed…at .5 speed no one will use him, no matter how powerful he is. You could summon him, go to the store, make some dinner, wash the dishes, have an after dinner smoke and he MIGHT be halfway across by the time you get back…

I don’t want to sound completely negative tho, I do like the giant idea, and your attack animation sounds cool.:)

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Epic War Saga: Video Walkthroughs

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Topic: Epic War Saga / [Guide] Math Strategies

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Topic: Epic War Saga / Suggestion and Ideas

I have a unit suggestion to make. I recently decided to make Aeon, and I am quite pleased with him overall. Amazing attack dynamic, great aptitudes, quickish speed (for a titan), etc…only problem is void element. As the king of dragons, wouldn’t it make more sense for him to be ALL elements, instead of none? I propose you add a new elemental class to the game, call is “tetra” element, maybe (kudos to final fantasy for the idea). This element could either do 200% vs all other elements and take 25%, like a mismatch with the current system (overpowered, IMO) or just work like void, full damage from and against everything. The big difference would be how equipment works on it…as tetra element, all +elemental equipment would work. So, basically you could equip a laevatine and get +20%, an invis cloak and get +10%, or an angel slayer and get +5% (1 bonus used per item). This may be a huge amount of coding that isn’t worth doing, but I think the idea is a good one for certain, ridiculously hard to obtain units such as Aeon. Thanks for a great game!:)

 
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Topic: Epic War Saga / Suggestion and Ideas

Originally posted by gust4v3:

Suggestion about multi-buy in the market:

Since it seems that there is a security problem to implement the multi-buy system, I suggest an alternative that would help a lot:


1) Increase the item cap to 999 (there is no security problem about it, right?)

2) Then create 2 special packs to sell in the market:
a) Pack 1: 999 silver swords, cost = 999 * 300 = 299,700 gold;
b) Pack 2: 999 dragon sabres, cost = 999 * 800 = 799,200 gold.


I can’t see a security problem about these 2 packs. Cheaters won’t buy these packs for fun, silver sword and dragon sabres are very weak weapons but they’re extremely important to make another weapons!

Please, consider this suggestion.

GREAT suggestion Gus!

As someone who has actually farmed a legitimate galaxy sword, PLEASE consider this. I can’t tell you how horrible buying 11k+ silver swords was by hand, 1 click per sword, with a 99 max. I’m sure Gus, Data, Blucard and anyone else who has also done so would agree. I think the price/materials for the galaxy sword are fine, but PLEASE give us some lovin on the silver swords/dragon sabres, since we need so many. As always, thanks for a great game, and looking forward to the next update!:)