Recent posts by think_panther on Kongregate

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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Account Banned

I believe that the reason behind the ban is legendaries exchange, as I too totally exclude inappropriate chat behaviour/swearing/offending players.
Nival had forewarned, especially before the last patches, and Joju isn’t the most discreet player in the chat when he is online, if you know what I mean.
What do you think?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Adventurer's Pack in the Royal Shop!

You should call it the “@#$% Artful again” pack.
Old players know…

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / A suggestion for Nival

I’ve suggested it many times.
Just remove the flee button and all will fall in place.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Shackles of War

That is a homm artifact, not a king’s bounty

 
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Topic: City of Steam: Arkadia / Main story spoiler

Do you think it’s a good idea to spoil the main story? I haven’t finished the storyline, but I know who the bad guy is from several different sources. The between loading screen texts, the boss event and the seer who tells you so. She told me who it was when I was around lv15 by the time I finished the Refuge and went to the Heartlands. I believe these dialogue choices are supposed to open later. And boss names and icons should not appear if you haven’t played the main story quests. Apart from that, it’s a really nice game.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / vulgar language user

Don’t post them here, send them to support: http://support.playkb.com/

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Game balance issues.

1. Warlock
2. Warlock
3. Ability just shouldn’t be infinite. It should only be activated 1-2 times like Dragon’s ressurect. But again you can use Warlock and stop it. If you make it usuable below 25% it would become useless like the Ranger’s “Correction For Wind”. By the way, this Ranger’s ability shouldn’t end the turn imho.
4. Criticals are in the game but it’s true that this one critical hits too much. Lowering the chances for critical for this ability should be fine.
5. Agreed, but it’s not that simple for the programmers to do it.
6. As I always said: Get rid of the Flee button for the rating ladder to work. And reset the ratings. Can’t stand seeing cheaters at the top, it discourages the rest of the players.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Leadership modification?

Nope, max it’s 9207 for some time now. Unless you have a Royal Rapier which would make it 9257. Could it be you are thinking garrison leadership (but without commander’s aura for example)?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / promo code

/PR-URF-VK1-N5T-UPD

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Why the Ancient Bestiarium contest was terrible...

@VladV47

5-10 hours for an event that lasts a week is not a lot. Quite the opposite. Most people here spent 5-10 hours a day before they could find it (or not).

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Winners of the Ancient Bestiarium challenge!

@ ProphetsRise

I never talked about active players. The 7 million players are what they say in their facebook page. Even if 1% of them are active and regulars, it is still hard to find 1 specific person because the available garrisons are from every account ever made. And after the first 100 players that appear in the menu, the rest are all your friends didn’t you notice? Your top 5000 is different from other peoples’. Even if they are inactive you can still find their garrisons. Anyway, this event is over but just for the sake of it, ask people who found the garrison just how long have they been trying to achieve it. If anyone cares, please post how many time and money it took you to get the garrison.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Why the Ancient Bestiarium contest was terrible...

@ ProphetRise

Well, generally finding a specific garrison is difficult.
How many times did it take you to find a friend or clanmate through the raid menu?
Ever counted the tries?
Try it! :)

And keep in mind that many people were searching for this specific garrison, and the one who found it was making it unavailable to the others until he disengaged with it.
Also forget the “activating the garrison” scenario. Garrisons appear when a player is logged off not when he is online. Only by avenging you can attack a garrison whose player is online.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Why the Ancient Bestiarium contest was terrible...

You couldn’t be more wrong

Garrisons don’t work the way your russian friend described. There is no limit at how many times a garrison can be attacked.
You believe that Americans didn’t have a fair chance. That is not the case. In fact they had a better chance and I’ll explain why. You see if someone finds the garrison but doesn’t attack it, he can “keep” it in his raid menu. It will appear to noone else until he reloads or attacks. So when all Europe, Russia and Asia sleep, America is free to find the garrison.

Unless… (conspiracy scenario) I find it but instead of attacking it, I keep it at the rating which I now know. Then I tell all my friends/clanmembers the exact rating of it. I wait for them to adjust their own ratings so they have more chances to encounter it. When they are all online, I attack the garrison and when the battle is over all my friends start searching to get it too. And the cycle repeats. This would increase mine and my friends’ chances to get it. And to be sure no other would get it I could leave my computer on all night when I found it to assure noone else does. Seems like a plan, right? But that would be no fault of Nival. But assume YOU are Nival and realise that something like this happens. What would you do? Perhaps, extend the contest by a few days? Put more garrisons out there with the same name and rating?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Winners of the Ancient Bestiarium challenge!

@ those who complain

This is a Russian/European game. It exists over 5 years in the Russian Facebook and about 2 in Kongregate. Of course it will have tournaments in times that will suit most of its players in both Asia/Russia/Europe. Although this has nothing to do with it. It has to do with the fact that you must know how to look for the garrison and be lucky. As you saw from the results only 63 people managed to find it. Let’s say it will come up to a hundred. That is from a total of almost 7M players. Do the math and stop complaining. I’ve spent the last 2 days trying to find it but couldn’t. And I knew how to search for it, I just wasn’t lucky enough. To give you a tip for future garrisons, try to see what rating you must have to get garrisons between say 1590-1610 if you are going for the middle Bestiary.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / upgrade

Originally posted by red255:
Originally posted by think_panther:

To give you a meter of comparison, it took me an (estimated) 250 million gold and 5877 (precisely) books to upgrade all my units to lv15. I thought that I had spent billions. Looking back at it, it doesn’t seem as something impossible or even too difficult. It’s just a thing that will take some time to complete.

How did you possibly keep track?

the only way I consider doing it, is by NOT keeping track of it at all.

right now I’m upgrading asasins, so every time I hit 400,000 gold I roll an attempt (not so much this week because no challenges)

but counting it seems like a waste of time, its the only thing I can do with my money and strategy books so why bother counting it?

Excel spreadsheet.

I started doing it from the beginning.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Attention: Week without challenges!

So let me get it straight: Amelie went to China with her Louis Vuitton bag which she bought with the jems she got from izharkan and left the dragon from the garrison to run the challenges and support?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / upgrade

To give you a meter of comparison, it took me an (estimated) 250 million gold and 5877 (precisely) books to upgrade all my units to lv15. I thought that I had spent billions. Looking back at it, it doesn’t seem as something impossible or even too difficult. It’s just a thing that will take some time to complete.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Hot Discount Month in King's Bounty: Legions!

Originally posted by Muhupuhu:

Nice Picture. Are you bringing Succubus (and other demons) into the game anytime soon, or did you just find it on the cover of the old game? ;)

It’s been a while since you did a wanted quest, right Muhu? :)

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Why Life Rune should be removed from crafting

Originally posted by VladV47:

Although I agree with the logic zblit is pointing out in his post above, I would suggest a different solution. Instead of removing a rune from the game which I would say is a bad thing considering we dont really have that much variety, a better idea would be to nerf it such that the other runes become as much as competitive (quick fix but not preferable) or buff the other runes to be as competitive as this one (harder to implement but preferable) or…better yet just revamp the whole rune system by adding new runes since it has kind of become boring already with no new recent additions (even better, but even longer to implement).

Zblit suggests to remove it from crafting, not from the game

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / time aura

Given the chance I should say that Time Aura is not a good thing here. Many people abused it in the past to slay lv8 noobies and make quick wins with dom equipment and armies of lv15 creatures with demos. In order for the game to be fair, the price for Time Aura should raise as the level of the player raises. And noone should be able to use an armor that he cannot craft. That is no lv16 players with artful dom equipment. This takes the joy out of new players and it cuts money from you Nival.

@Time Aura users: See you soon!

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Weekend Challenge on April 25-28!

Originally posted by LegendMaker:

The floor is already filled with invincible players playing for the “Silver” challenge with their full-artful-dominator-enhanced level 15 Ancient troops. ^^ Makes the “Bronze” challenge a lot harder now. Too bad I wasn’t available during the first 2 hours of the weekend.

Too bad that the rest of the world couldn’t adjust to your schedule. And shame on those players that play this game 1-5 years more than you do and have artful dominator sets and lv15 troops. Can you believe that they decided to connect to the game and play on a weekend?

Seriously now, what was the point of your comment? The challenges started a day ago, like they do every week. If you think it’s to difficult for you now, wait till tomorrow when most of them will be downgrading, you can make your required wins then.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Gargoyle Hunters on SALE!

Wow… Can’t wait for the Gunner and Knight sales…

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Suggestions to Improve Play

@LegendMaker

Allow me to interfere too.
First of all don’t make the mistake of confusing this game with the other KB games. They just have the same sprites for the units. You are complaining because this game isn’t like the PC versions. Mastering The Legend, Armored Princess or Warriors of the North doesn’t make you a better player in this game. The majority of us here have also mastered these games and many more. And the majority of casual players of this specific game here in Kong is well over their 30’s (and more :)) and with families. So don’t insult them with “When you grow up….” kiddie talks.
Second, just play to enjoy the game. You enjoy it with winning battles at rating 2500+? You like staying low with time aura? Do as you like. But either way you choose there are andvantages and disadvantages. If for example you choose to stay low with time aura, you will only be matched up with low level opponents and kidnap only paladins, griffins, gunners and royal thorn and maybe a dragon if you are lucky. Upgrading your units will take a lot of time. You want to play to a high level and get gold and rare units? Fine, but battles will be difficult and long.
Third, don’t whine about meeting a player 1 level above you (lv30 as you stated) with dom equipment and lv15 units. It is not something weird. Upgrading 5 units to 15 isn’t some sort of miracle. You can EASILY create dom equipment and upgrade at least 5 units to 15 with very casual play, if you simply started 2-3 months ago. Just a tip: If you play with Royal aura, Rune of health and Mercenary aura you get a lot of money, especially at level 38. About 100k if you lose and 150k if you win on average. So upgrading units is just a matter of having materials. Which you can ask every 4 hours, or do raids and get them.
Fourth, you can’t just simply kill Ents by concentrating your firepower on them. A good Ent user isn’t going to sit and take it like the AI. If the Ent user is good, you won’t defeat them unless you have a lot of mages in your army. But you will lose to everyone else. Going to pvp with more than 3 ranged units, equals suicide 90% of the time.
Fifth, this is a game that requires dedication. The more you play, the better you get, be it equipment, tactics or armies. You can’t expect to win from the start players that play this game longer than you, even if you invest serious cash. At first you will get squashed. Learn to live with it.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Evil Eyes on SALE!

Another wanted unit discount. Seems Nival is targeting facebook users more. More competitions and events there.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Royal Quest on April 10-11!

Nival and it’s notorious April updates…

Just take a look at what happened a year ago, take a note at the base leadership of the old system and see how much people “liked” it. The same thing is happening over again. The game was super hard (stamina, no raids, no chevrons if you didn’t win), then it got easier (raids so you could farm for mats), later even more easy (no stamina, get chevrons if you lose, blueprints, tokens) and now it’s reverting again to a “harder” and less generous state. The only common thing in all previous updates was that they made it easier for new players, while treating old players with disrespect to say the least. Thank god they didn’t make us all level 30 with 50M exp and 4890 base leadership.

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/139-kings-bounty-legions/topics/332107-maintenance-april-1-2013

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/139-kings-bounty-legions/topics/329605-lvl-up-exp-requirements?page=2

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/139-kings-bounty-legions/topics/332270-the-worst-update-ever

@Prophet
You will understand what Warlock is talking about soon. Very soon because with dedication you can get to artful dom state in 3 months, not 2 years as it used to be. Before blueprints, having full art dom w/o spending money was a dream. I personally crafted 12 dom helmets for an artful one, and 13 dom belts and 6 champ ones before finally upgrading an artful snake belt to champ and then to dom with tokens. That was just too difficult. As was crafting before raids. Can you imagine crafting from pve? With battles that unlocked after 1h once you won?

The game just needs a ratings reset and the removal of the flee button. That way the rating ladder will work and even if strong players lose on purpose to downgrade, it will take much more time and new players will get a lot more money and the gap will close.