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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Recruitment] Grizzly Bairs: Level 16 - Top 30

Wow, not even thanking me. :(

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Recruitment] Grizzly Bairs: Level 16 - Top 30

Glorious leader Kayden0000?! I thought the title of “Glorious Leader” was fit only for the honorable and late Fireburns…

I always thought Kayden0000 was more of a “Fabulous Leader” type if you know what I mean~

pyongyang style

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] Consortium call

I’m partial to the lesser known but still quite knowledgeable types as well. Such as one Kayden0000. She is always a good time.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] Conquest Poll

Yes.

A reset guarantees a landgrab, so that even if the changes suck there will be something fun for many of us to do.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / ZeroPhobia Public Awareness Thread

Originally posted by pacachomp:
Originally posted by NFIN8:

I am NFIN8 and I approve this message.

Well, I’m pretty sure neither me or any of our other officers approved this message :) But whatever, we’re cool and we’re on the way up and we hate LOVE the Republican Party. Join us!

Fixed that for youuuu.

Sarah Palin 4 life President!

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / ZeroPhobia Public Awareness Thread

<3 Everybody loves pancakes.

And pancakes loves everyone.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / ZeroPhobia Public Awareness Thread

Hi everybody! You know what great faction is rising through the top ranks to the top of topness (top)? None other than the non-fearing chaps over at ZeroPhobia!

At ZeroPhobia the following things are promised:

  • Hobos.
  • Pancakes
  • Long walks on the beach (if you live near one)

As you can see, the arguments in favor of joining such a faction are many and varied for people who have the exact same interests as I do (hobos are adorable, alright?).

But if you’re interested in other things, perhaps you’d be interested in joining a Ranked 22 faction with an interest at climbing the mountain of Tyrant into the history books (also known as, “Things that aren’t particularly relevant to know, but hey: they happened” books).

Put simply: Join us. We have more fun than Sarah Palin did speaking at the Democratic National Convention!

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [conquest] the state of things :(

Originally posted by Serenade_Q:

how about…

You need to have INCENTIVES for the people to go toward the center, not a set-in-stone level restriction. If the tiles in the center give higher rewards (And, for instance, if the reward were distinct from the ability to level the faction up), then we could see a movement toward balance that allows all sorts of factions the ability to get on the map.

Also, the map needs to have faction level based tile restrictions regardless of the size of the map (or a minimum number of defense decks restriction, which would have the practical impact of being really goddamn annoying). More available tiles mean nothing of the top solidify a greater hold on those tiles.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] D:

Originally posted by Xyrus_G:
Originally posted by SwedishPancakes:
Originally posted by artdz:

- implement a maximum number of tiles a faction can have, based on the FACTION LEVEL. At the moment we see high-level factions torn apart because of the level-safeheaven.

- implement tiles to yield DIFFERENT token values; say 2/3 token for an ‘easy’ tile and 1 token for a ‘hard-to-get’ tile and the faction can have say 6 tiles at faction level 8.

- make the tiles worth more the closer to the middle you get – then the HARDCORE factions will wage war to get those tiles, leaving the edges less defended for weaker factions

I get the feeling that I’ve read this somewhere before, but it is a good set of ideas regardless.

True, it’s been said before and it’s being said again. Why? It’s just that good an idea 8)

I am SwedishPancakes and I approve this message.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] D:

Originally posted by artdz:

- implement a maximum number of tiles a faction can have, based on the FACTION LEVEL. At the moment we see high-level factions torn apart because of the level-safeheaven.

- implement tiles to yield DIFFERENT token values; say 2/3 token for an ‘easy’ tile and 1 token for a ‘hard-to-get’ tile and the faction can have say 6 tiles at faction level 8.

- make the tiles worth more the closer to the middle you get – then the HARDCORE factions will wage war to get those tiles, leaving the edges less defended for weaker factions

I get the feeling that I’ve read this somewhere before, but it is a good set of ideas regardless.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] D:

If anyone is still reading this, the following is a suggestion that attempts to address the problem brought up in the first couple pages about strong factions picking on the little guys because there was no reason not to:

Make all non-border failed attempts to take a tile cost the attacking faction FP, scaling like a faction war does. If a high level faction tries to take a tile away from a low level faction, but loses the attempt, they should lose the full 10 FP for their failed attempt.

This rewards a lower FP faction for holding strong against a tougher competitor at the same time as it creates a disincentive for the strong guy to pick on the weak guy (if they can’t guarantee a win). It will not solve the instances where the disparity between factions is too large for the defending faction to really put up a fight.

Why do I limit this suggestion to non-edge tiles? Because I suspect that the reason this mechanic doesn’t exist in the first place is to encourage factions that are NOT on the map to try to enter the map. Creating even a 1-point punishment for those lower-level factions trying to enter the map seem unfair to those factions.

Now I’m not sure how much the factions at the top really care about FP, but surely they care somewhat?

Anyway, this is a really small change to try to solve a really big problem, so I don’t see it being THE solution. But if you’re looking for incrementalist solutions to Conquest’s problems rather than remaking the entire thing anew, I think this suggestion is one great way to start.

Edit: In retrospect, this is a terrible solution. You don’t want to keep factions from fighting you want to encourage it. Forget I said anything.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] D:

While we’re talking about balance changes, is there any way we could remove some of the weakest pre-mission 18 reward cards from Gold Tournaments and make them rewards that low-level players can buy (or even just drastically reduce their weight)? I feel like there are few bigger frustrations than having 3 Cyrus and Whisper commanders each in my gold tournament set.

I’d be really happy if the entire gold deck got a rebalance.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] D:

Originally posted by synapticon:

We have a couple ideas we’re discussing (note: very early discussions) and some feedback would be great.

1) Buffing a few Golden Oldies
We were thinking about buffing several of the old favorite cards to be competitive in the current meta – at least a few of the big cards from all of the old sets. This has a lot of positive effects: changing the meta up, reducing the effect of the current perceived power creep, and of course giving the grizzled old vets a little <3. What do you think about this?

(I miss Tiamat imho tbqh)

2) Conquest Seasons
We’re considering a Conquest setup where, in addition to general rewards for tile control, we also have a ranking system that rewards holding tiles in the long term. Every 1-3 months, the Conquest map is reset and we distribute rewards – some exclusive rewards for Top factions, and some additional rewards for all factions that reach a certain rating level. This will help keep the map fresh after resets and will also give interesting additional rewards. Do you like this idea? Is this unfair to existing Conquest factions?

1.) My view is that balance changes are always nice, especially if you see exploits that you believe limit the opportunities to have a reasonable series of choices for deck building. In my view, your main concern should be attempting to provide players more CHOICES in viable decks rather than trying to limit their choices to the most recent things you’ve changed.

+1 to balance, even if I am really more concerned with WHAT you believe needs to be balanced more than the concept of WHETHER you should balance cards at all.

That means that I am ALSO in favor of card nerfs, if you decide that some of the most recent cards are too strong and force players to have them in their decks or suffer high loss rates. I’m skeptical that only buffing the old cards will bring more balance to this game.

2.) Concerning Conquest. The current map does NOT guarantee that low level factions get an opportunity to get into spaces. The only area of the map where that can be even argued to be true is in the bottom right of the map. In all three other corners, you have lvl 5 and below factions that are packed with high level players from the top factions that in at least one instance are working in concert with the nearby high-level factions to secure more squares. It isn’t against the rules, and I don’t think it is behavior entirely reprehensible, but we shouldn’t talk as though the lvl requirements are actually doing much to serve the purpose for which they were created.

My thinking is that a separate map for lower level factions would suffer a similar problem, but by NO means as extensive of one. With an entire map dedicated to lower level factions, there would be no need to make deals with the highest level and highly organized factions in order to even have a place to operate from. The balancing mechanics that are supposed to keep high level factions from being able to successfully expand too large without suffering strategic vulnerabilities (the deck defense system) would be able to be applied to these lower level factions (presently, that mechanic does not work because a lvl 5 or 10 faction is exposed exclusively on the edge when they are surrounded by lvl 10+ factions).

If you want lower level factions to actually have a chance to have fun with this new conquest form of the game, I can see no alternative BUT a split-map system.

I speak with absolutely no moral hazard involved. I am not a part of a low-level faction and haven’t been a part of a faction lower than level 13 since the release of Conquest.

As for a reset? The land-grab rush was fun. Attempting to get repeats of that through a fair, predictable mechanic sounds like a good idea. You heard that crazy person a page before: people took time off of work to play that land-grab. Fun game is fun.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

We’ve finally reached the point where we sweat a bit in our wars. Let’s work on improving our decks and doing the deeps~!

Oh, and the palin jokes. The palin jokes will bring us to a new DPS level.

I believeeeee.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Soon, EVERYBODY will be able to have the longshots! :D

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant Errors

I was not multi-tabbing when this win-but-no-win bug happened to me. It only happens when I win, and it has only ever happened since awakening was introduced. It has never happened to me in a sealed tournament. I have never experienced this particular bug before, where what looks to be a win does not register as a win and instead the game is stuck, energy is used, and no win is registered.

I auto’d the three times it happened to me on missions 198 and 199.

I was also using Firefox 14.0.1

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Pivotal! I miss you. <3

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

So, I’ve been doing some research and I just think that you should know: if you’re Canadian, the obese people are quite close to getting obesity recognized as a disability. Airlines are prohibited from charging morbidly obese passengers for extra seats if the passenger cannot comfortably put down the armrest (this population is estimated to be about 2% of the major airline’s passengers).

Yet another reason the Matron Saint is so magnificent: she encourages people to eat more healthy food like Chick-Fil-A!

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Kayden Kross needs more men… I think you can figure out why.

The Matron Saint also wants more men…to go to Chick-Fil-A.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Here is a new slogan to use if you guys want:

Are you prepared for a long, hard summer’s day of pounding people in faction wars? Are you in love with Alaskan she-bears? Do you love the bible? Palin 2012 would direct your attention to 2 Kings 2:23-24! Join today!

Palin 2012; those children aren’t going to tear up themselves! Help the she-bears!

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Not to mention BOTzam111.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Not true! Kayden has contributed to my collection of sexual diseases.

Troo buddy right there.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

We don’t need you to be bumping our thread, dolce. Thanks for the attention, but just actually talking about the movement is enough of a bump. AND it contributes! :D

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

<3 zaraki so much right now. I think this brave mod, for having to service our thread so much, should be awarded with the honorary title “Ron Burgundy’s liaison.”

Stay classy.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Faction Discussion] Palin 2012 is Ready for the New (Old) Deal!

Clearly he considers himself one of the movement!

I’m sorry foppa. Seat’s taken.