Recent posts by think_panther on Kongregate

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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.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Attention: Maintenance break on April 9-10!

Guys, just to clear what I mean that the battle should start in auto because I see that some people misunderstood:

I am talking about a timer or pop up or other means of confirmation before the start of battle, before the 1st player plays. It could be a countdown timer with a simple message like “Are you ready? Press OK to start”. Better yet it could be a form of questionnaire or game trivia that awards something small but useful in the long run, like a map piece (who doesn’t love pirate chests?) or a new kind of token for aura (50pcs=1 day of aura for example). That would make the players get deep in the game, learn about all units and their abilities and play more. If they give the wrong answer, no problem! The correct answer should appear along with an OK button to start the combat. The latter would also eliminate bots.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / veteran alone in clan

Συγνώμη φίλε, δεν ήξερα πως είσαι 15 χρονών, παρθένος και οπαδός του Γανυμήδη, δικαιολογείσαι.
Στα βιβλία φιλοσοφίας που διάβασες, μπορούσες να χρωματίσεις και τις εικόνες; Ακόμα και ο Λιακόπουλος πολύ σου πέφτει. Μόνο για φαπ, φουπ, μπεεε και τα λοιπά είσαι.
Κοίτα ρε έναν Έλληνα που δεν ξέρει να γράφει ελληνικά (τόνοι, κεφαλαία, συντμήσεις σε λέξεις 3 και 5 γραμμάτων, σημεία στίξης, πλούτος λεξιλογίου που περιορίζεται στο “σκατόψυχα”, τελικό ν, κατακριτικά αντί για κατακριτέα, βαθιά αντί για βαθειά) και λέει στους ξένους να διαβάσουν φιλοσοφία για να δικαιολογήσει το ότι κλέβει. Διάβασε πρώτα εσύ γραμματική και ορθογραφία. Και μπορεί εσύ να μην γελάς, όμως κάνεις όλους εμάς εδώ μέσα να γελάμε. Σε ευχαριστούμε Αλέφαντε του Kongregate. Το προφίλ σου στο facebook είναι από τα πιο λυπηρά που έχω δει. Ζώδια; e-Προξενήτρα; Η φωτογραφία σου πάνω στο δέντρο θα μου χαρίζει πάντα ένα χαμόγελο στις θλιμμένες μου στιγμές.
Και που ’σαι… Υπάρχει λόγος που είσαι μόνος σου με 3 λογαριασμούς στο παιχνίδι.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Attention: Maintenance break on April 9-10!

The ultimate trolling would be to go to fight with (full stack-1) creatures :)

Nival, there are other things that need to be fixed first:
a)Reset ratings,
b)Have battles always start in auto no matter what happens, disconnection or not, unless the player presses a confirmation pop-up
c)Remove the flee button
d)Make it so fights between clan members don’t count neither for rating nor for challenge wins
e)Make challenges more interesting for experienced players (perhaps as other people suggested by reversing the blueprint prizes with the gems one as new players need blueprints most. Unless you plan to make the dragon and keeper sets craftable with blueprints in the future)
f)A new faction would be great

By doing the first 4 suggestions (which are not that difficult to implement) everything will fall into place… Ratings will have a meaning, NBTP will be finally resolved, and the game will be fairer and about strategy, and not about double accounts doing fixed fights.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / veteran alone in clan

Υπάρχει διαφορά του να είσαι Έλληνας και του να είσαι Μαλάκας. Εσύ ανήκεις κυρίως στη δεύτερη κατηγορία και συν τοις άλλοις είσαι και ψωνάρα. Ούτε όλοι οι αρχαίοι ηρώες μαζί και με όπλα laser μπορούν να πολεμήσουν την μαλακία που σε δέρνει. Το ότι έπαιξες σε αρχαιοελληνικό θέατρο δεν σε κάνει κάτι σπουδαίο, ούτε το ότι διάβασες ελληνική φιλοσοφία. Μην πιάνεις στο στόμα σου τους υπόλοιπους Έλληνες γιατί σε καμία περίπτωση δεν τους αντιπροσωπεύεις όταν το παίζεις Ιωάννης Μελισσανίδης σε δημόσιους ιστότοπους. Τράβα τώρα να διαβάσεις κάνα Λιακόπουλο για τους Ελ, τα Νεφελίμ και τις ακτίνες θανάτου της Ατλαντίδας που είχαν τα Α.Τ.Ι.Α. των αρχαίων για να περηφανευτείς και άσε τους υπόλοιπους Έλληνες και ξένους να τρώμε τα βελανίδια μας.

Θα τα πούμε στην Επίδαυρο όπου φαντάζομαι θα σε δω το καλοκαίρι να παίζεις Αντιγόνη.
Σε ποια αγορά και ποια στοά φιλοσοφείς να έρθω να σου πετάξω γαρύφαλλα;
Περίεργο για έναν τόσο σπουδαγμένο και καλλιεργημένο Έλληνα να μην μπορεί να γράψει σωστά ούτε το όνομά του.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Opponents: how does it work?

Some general tips for new players:

-It’s better to start doing pvp (apart from the 2 pve quests) when you are level 30 and above
-Try to craft the best equipment you can that suits your army
-Try to upgrade your units as soon as possible
-Always try to fight with full stacks
-Do some easy raids so as to get runes. Better yet try to find your clan mates from the raid menu so you can “exchange” raids and get rare materials and elements to craft runes
-When you start doing pvp you will get squashed. Just accept it. It will take some time to make wins.
-If you use rune of health with mercenary aura you get a lot of gold, win or lose. To give you a standard of comparison, at level 38 you get on average 150k per fight.
-When tournaments end and people downgrade it’s easier to get fast money and wins, BUT your rating may rise far too high for you. If for example 3-4 top players run away from you, you will get +100 in rating. Losing vs high rating players will get you a decrease from 0 to -5 so keep that in mind. It’s not easy to drop rating when you are weak.
-Units worth to upgrade as soon as possible: Pirates, Young Fairies, Unicorns, Druids, Cave Spiders, Possessed Bears, Night Wolves, Lake Fairies, Necromancers, Gargoyle Shamans, Dark Griffins. If you plan on spending real money then go for either Dragons or Ents. Dragons are easier to play even at low levels, Ents take time to master but once you do they are almost unbeatable (unless you run into another good Ent player and you both play till the end of time).

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Ideas and suggestions

We generally are in agreement. My point was that this game becomes more and more newbie friendly as time passes. In my opinion it’s too easy now. This game exists for a long time, especially in the russian facebook, vkontakte (I think it’s 4-5 years now). Everytime a major change happened it was in favor of the new players. There were people that spent serious cash to get the gear that you can now get in 2-3 months. Or people who played 4 years with the old fight system and in what seemed a nasty April’s Fool prank last year (when everybody became lv38) saw their leadership getting diminished (-2000) and getting equilised with players that played the game for 2 weeks. To give you a standard of comparison today’s lv38 was lv31 then. We are all lv38 now (save some bots) because of one guy. Do you know how many people abandoned the game then? Ragequitting? People that practically paid for the rest of us and who had dedicated a lot of time in the game. But it was in favor of the game and the new players. And it worked so far. But at the current state it doesn’t give you a motive to play. At least then you knew that if you played you would level up and get a good base leadership bonus. In my opinion they should at least put a new level cap, it’s time to move over 38. And some new units/factions would help too.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Ideas and suggestions

@ProphetsRise

What are you talking about? The game is much more easier than it used to be a year ago and it’s almost baby-mode compared to what it was 2 years ago. You can get full artful dom equipment in 2-3 months if you play everyday and do the challenges. Just think that if you are truly hardcore you can do it in 1,5-2 months time (18 blueprints every week). There are token events so as to craft dom equips in case blueprints aren’t enough. You get the chevrons even if you lose. The free legendary units have all been boosted (especially shamans and dark griffins). Stamina is gone. More money from pvp. You get rare material drops from garrisons. There are middle level equips so you don’t go from nomad helm to champ. Gem prizes all week long. Ents are nerfed and there is an anti-Ent unit (Warlocks which you consider as non-giving strategic advantage units).
There is no gap anymore. There are only dedicated and non-dedicated players. Dedicated players who started the game 3-5 months ago are mostly dom equipped. It just takes a bit of time to get there.
If you think that it’s tough for newbies now, imagine constantly facing opponents with unbeatable armies, equipment you can’t craft because you never get chevrons because you never win, having to ressurect units with stamina so you can only play 2-3 times every 4 hours, gathering of materials done from the pve quests because no garrisons exist…. Shall I go on?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Ideas and suggestions

And something to think for the next update:

I’d like a contest or event that could be in pve or pvp, like the Wizard Tower on the island of the 1st world in Armored Princess: Crosswordls – Orcs on the march (Debir – The Tower of Eventus, not accesible from the start). For those that don’t know, it was a series of 7 battles that took place in special arenas that had different rules from the usual combat arena (like an arena with a lot of traps, another that teleported cratures at random, another that ressurected dead units after you killed a stack etc).

This can be done in either pvp or pve. These arenas could be made into monthly events requiring i.e. the Treasury to craft their key, or appearing randomly in battles when the event is on so you have to win in them to get their “medal”, or they could even be garrisons you have to raid (like the Ancient Beastiarium event last January)… The sky is the limit :)

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Ideas and suggestions

@ ProphetsRise
You practically ask for something like the wanted quests. And if such a unit could be obtained through challenges only, again top players would have the advantage.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Ideas and suggestions

First of all, pvp should be mended and then they should deal with each unit seperately.
The simple way to deal with both pvp and ratings is simple. Just REMOVE the flee button, since there is no practical use for it with stamina gone and it actually costs less gold to ressurect your whole army if you fought to your best than flee and ressurect 2 stacks. Also when someone enters pvp by pressing the button, the battle should play whatsoever, disconnections or no. That should eliminate the “No battle took place” exploit. An easy way for the programmers to do so is this. Have the battle always start in AUTO unless the player clicks a confirmation pop up (or something like that) within a 10 sec countdown. With nbtp gone and no flee, ratings will have a meaning and balance in pvp will finally be achieved. You want a fairer and better game, right?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Weekend challenge on March 28-31!

Originally posted by red255:

guh, dragons fly, green dragons. they got those things on their back you know wings?

So do chickens.
And sanitary napkins.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / KBL memes

Well known memes, made especially for KBL, enjoy!

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / veteran alone in clan

Why don’t you make another 8 accounts so that your clan is complete? That way it can stay forever #3 behind the top 2 cheaters who only play with themselves.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Punish the downgraders!

Well, there is a better option.

Just remove the flee button. And all will fall in place: ranking, money etc.
Fleeing had a point of existence when the game had stamina, now this reason is extinct.

Also wins between clan members shouldn’t count for challenges. The reason the #1 and #2 “players” have this high rating is because they play with each other only and make NBTP when they don’t match. And they are not the only ones doing it.

If Nival keeps the flee option: Either count the challenge victories if opponent flees or do not change the rating for BOTH players.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Challenge ended 1 hour early - please contact Support service!

Thanks, got them

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Why they allow to kill some of their units?

They are offering you a chance to get an officers’s chevron by letting you kill their legendary. It’s kind of Fair Play in higher ratings but most times you will have to ask your opponent through game chat.

Or they are trying to downgrade and want you to win, but want to make some money too.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Challenge ended 1 hour early - please contact Support service!

We are also still waiting

Clan name: Nameless aka [KKong]

ticket #17052

needed 1 win to complete the challenge

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / How to Calculate Damage.

Originally posted by Baldurga:

Mother f+ckers!!! XD

The formula is wrong, mistyped. Is not divided by 30 but by 300! Change it or someone will go crazy.

Did you notice the date of the first post? Back then all these attributes had 1 or 2 digits only (for example a champ mail would give +4 defence while now gives +41) . After a patch, a year ago, Nival raised the attributes (added a digit) so as to be more precise. It was with the patch that also raised the upgrades of creatures from 5 to 15.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Challenge ended 1 hour early - please contact Support service!

Nival, what happened with this matter? Anyone heard something?

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Challenge ended 1 hour early - please contact Support service!

Clan name: Nameless aka [KKong]

ticket #17052

needed 1 win to complete the challenge

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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / King’s Bounty: Legions is one of the best game apps on Facebook!

Congratulations and I hope this game grows even larger but being a facebook game of the year does not say much. Have you seen the rest of the games? 2/3 of them are slots, cards and match-3 games suitable for the average facebook mom waiting for the pie to bake in the oven. And for those who like waiting, there is the in-fashion GoT aka Game of Lag. Imho from all of the facebook games of the year KBL is by far the best of all.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Patchnotes v1.9.25. Maintenance (December 05, 2013)

Some suggestions for the next update:

a) Fix the upgrade cost for Warlocks. From level 4 and afterwards they are more expensive than Dragons to upgrade. Should it be like this?
b) Let us craft with artful equipment. By not doing it you make players abandon the game, you don’t make them buy the equipment for gems.
c) Make the patrol more rewarding. For example instead of finding ancient chests (best reward I ever got a Ranger’s License, usually 450k), the players could find Lucky Chests or Pirate Treasures. Then people will start buying those lisences too.
d) If c) doesn’t happen then remove from the Lucky Chests rewards as Ranger and Scout Licenses or Time Aura or Commanders License which are practically obsolete. These are useful only if you are under lv20.
e) Fix the NBTP.