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Topic: Card Monsters / - When is new exp come?

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

Yeah, we knew about the >100% standings bug. It’s annoying but not critical.

not critical => edge doesn’t lose the money => they are not fixing it for months (like many other bugs)….
and look how fast they are when they are losing any money ;) it couldn’t be possible to show better how edge acts.

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

“An exploit (from the verb to exploit, in the meaning of using something to one’s own advantage) is a piece of software, a chunk of data, or sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug, glitch or vulnerability in order to cause unintended or unanticipated behaviour to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic (usually computerised).” (thanks wikipedia)

Thank you for putting this definition here ! Look how edge is not consistent :
If you exploit software to your advantage => then you are cheating , correct ? like in definition, yes ?
If you cheating => then you should be punish for that (ban or something) , correct ? like they banned 4 alliances yesterday, yes ?

So on → using Light Crystal bug in Duels (for pro players it was worth like 400-500k everyday) was exactly something like in your definition. And what have edge done ? Nothing ….
Where is being consistent ? Sometimes they respect some of their rules, sometimes not … like a “moody girl” … like is more comfortable for them … this time it was easy to ban 4 alliances – 2min of work probably … previous time it was harder – so they just gave up (like usual when something needed more work) …

You are in terrible situation Lama … you are between facts and your employers … it sucks :/
You are smart guy – you see that their explanation doesn’t make sense and still you need to defend them cause they pay you :(

Even more – They showed to players that they can use their bugs for their advantages and there are no consequences…
then later they are banning for that … who is acting like that ? Professional company ?

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

What you (and others) did is a whole other story (and bug), which only today was brought to our attention. I can only guesstimate, but in your case, you maybe gained 8-9 million coins, which took seeeeveral thousand clicks. Your job really must be quite boring.

I have boring job and I’ve mentioned about it several times … I know that you have no arguments to defend edge behavior but accusing people of having too much free time ? Really Lama… it’s like drowning men clutching at straws…
“This game wasn’t design for people who has too many free time” → buahahahaha …. edge really don’t know how to defend their moves.

You are doing what you can … sorry for make it harder … I just couldn’t resist not to answer to such inconsistent arguments… I understand you MUST defend edge … but seriously there is no consequence in edge moves and your arguments are illogical.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / - When is new exp come?

Wow ;) I went for a few beers and such destruction here :D

And edge acting like a child … can’t admit that they screwed the game and thinking that bans are solution to everything … ok , let it be like that…

Anyway – my wife will be terrible happy (she hates when I waste time on this game) and also I can say I’m happy – I accomplished what I wanted – got 1st place in this game, get some really good friends and spent a lot of great time.

What can I say :
- I was playing this game 10 months
- I was always leveling slowly all my allies, day by day not using money (that’s why I’m useless to edge) and I put hard time always to keep my team in top and making it better and better …
- When we met this particular bug first time I have full epic deck (after this bug I only evolved DM and allies to swarm deck).

We have never used any bots or some real cheating like you accused us. Bug which gives win for every player in AA when someone leave opponent’s alliance is here from about 4-5 months. All was telling it to edge – “Come on, your programmers messed it completely – there are stats like 108% etc… – please fix it – all AA is messed up” . We are asking and asking and what – edge (as usual) didn’t even give a shit (cause it wasn’t worth to them) … We’ve just figured out how to use it – we didn’t change anything in code, didn’t do any tricks , just with standard functionality made Fight button to be visible all the time (as edge programmed it – so who should be blamed on it ? – with any bot, any cheating, it was possible to click it when you want and as many times you want – didn’t break any rule and didn’t use any light – why ? edge made it like that… any decent men can admin when do a mistake – edge can’t.
Edge prefer to ban players for their own mistakes and crappy programming.

I don’t want to complain, I don’t want to argue any more … I feel really ok with all I’ve done. My conscience is clean.

Don’t want to go back to this topic any more – just wanted to say Goodbye.
I’ve met here a lot of great people, with many I will be probably in touch for longer.
It was great to play with all of you !
(msr, kevinke – sorry about being rude on chat – I was really pissed off about accusing us of some bots (really, even if in work I’m programmer I honestly don’t know how to make bot like that ;) really no idea) – don’t take it to yourself – I really always like you both and will miss joking with you).

Only problem is what I will be doing bored in my job ;) Now have only one target – use all possibilities and friends I can to make the worst PR to edge it’s possible – and some know how efficient I can be when I want to accomplished my goals ;). I really loved this game , put a lot heart to it, loved players here … just hate edge – hate when adults can’t admit to their mistakes and take responsibility of it, but maybe programmers in edge are puter children.

Goodbye All

sorry for my english – not my native and I’m a little drunk.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / - When is new exp come?

1. We never used any bots
2. We never did anything against the rules
3. Yes – saba download client side code but we never used it any way (how it can be useful ?)

So you just looking for excuses…

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / - When is new exp come?

Originally posted by msr6:

And losing 1st place to an alliance where half (if not all) the members are using bots really puts the final blow to my frustration… they are the most active because they don’t have to actually do the boring grind and can just pop on and buy things without working for it. It’s very blatant too as you can see in kongs high scores max wins. Edge has been aware of it for months now and does nothing about it! They have never even been asked to stop or confronted at all… which is further proof that edge is going to let this game die.

I was thinking you are more then that … I was really thinking you can lose with honor … fact that we destroyed you two times in a row it’s so pissing you off that you need to explain it with some conspiracy or bots :D wtf …. seriously ?

I really sure it’s not possible to use bots in this game so what you are writing it’s just funny.
You can’t stand it that now all other people also have epics decks ? and now skills are more important – and you can’t still winning paying a lot of money and having better cards…

pathetic…

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / New idea for live play

Great idea ! +1

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / - When is new exp come?

Originally posted by jardor:

All cards games need: tournaments or a well built ranking for LP (like in chess based on elo sytem rating).
This game needs a tournament every weekend!!

Give him beer ! +1 , Tournaments or live play ratings based on smart algorithm is something which can make this game re-born and be fun again!

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / - When is new exp come?

btw. when is new exp come ?

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Community's Wishlist

Originally posted by JuzzieJT:

I want my card favourites / unused card storage chest implemented. :(

The more I play the game the more the clunky deck editor really gets in the way when I have to swap decks a lot. :((

It’s really needed ! +1

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Game Making You Auto Surrender too Quickly

You are right Juzzie. In fact I agree with it, I’m just thinking this increase is like nothing here.
(server is for sure ready for it – must be – when there is logged a lot of users and a lot doing swarms manually – it must work. When game started nobody knows the trick and there were times with more users logged in the same time then now, doing much more swarms (no x5 mode – so you need to do it much often (for each user)) – and it was much more queries running in general… and somehow all was working fine)
I’m just thinking now about edge explanation – when problem was mentioned first time the answer was :
you must choose – auto calculating or doing everything manually (no auto swarms)
…so somehow that time they didn’t mention any performance problem – that time the argument was that they can do it but it won’t be possible to do auto-swarm – such change will be easy so edge can do it – they know servers will still work ok.

But where there is task to change it to be differently in specific modes only – they know that it’s a lot of programming work, and a lot of interference into main structure and it could be hard to code – then they prefer to blame performance and not even start thinking about such changes. I really believe that that’s true (I mean I would do the same ;) even if I know it’s not right to players ;) ) .

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Game Making You Auto Surrender too Quickly

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

I did read it. If you click that “I don’t want …” button, you’d still face the same problems that lead to that suggestion, and nothing would change.
If you don’t click it, you have to manually end each round, thus increasing server load.

Yes, I agree with that … but it will be only in 1-2 modes – in quick fights – increasing of server load shouldn’t be too big.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Game Making You Auto Surrender too Quickly

Originally posted by Lamatiel:

weshu: The problem? Assuming the swarm takes 40 turns to beat and you placed your setup by turn5, it’s one server query to determine the outcome. With your suggestion, server has to check every single turn if something changed, so 35 queries.

No lama – in my suggestion in swarm mode everything will be like now – you didn’t read my whole post I suppose.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Game Making You Auto Surrender too Quickly

Originally posted by Lamatiel:
If there is nothing left to do to influence the fight (aka playing/saccing your last card), the game calculates how the fight will end (win, lose, turn limit). On server-side, the fight has ended, the client just shows what already was calculated. That’s why surrender doesn’t make you lose the fight, you get the same result when reloading the game.

You can’t have both.

Yes we can, it just need some more work and changing this architecture you described.

When there is nothing left to do – game calculates how the fight will end.
Change architecture of the game for AA fights to :
When user click “I don’t want to do anything more” button – games calculates how the fight will end.

What is the problem to force game engine not to calculate how the fight will end only in specific mode (then in swarms still surrender won’t make you lose) ? Except a lot of changes in code and some amount of programming work I don’t see any other problems. As msr6 nicely pointed – if it was possibility to earn some money – edge would do it for sure.

I know that there are now more important things to do and I understand it – my point is that sooner or later it should be changed/fixed.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / live epic card only?? 5/4

Unranked playing is something MUST BE in ccg. Totally agree about it, it’s best part of this game – playing live.
Please make it possible, 10 plays per day it’s not enough. It can be without any rewards, just for fun – but make it possible to play live with random players.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Game Making You Auto Surrender too Quickly

Actu – it’s just not so simple to do it easily, edge had some more important thing (like new game, more serious bugs etc)…

…but it’s do-able to work differently in swarms and in another modes (or different solution – additional button when you want go to auto, some automatic calculation if sacing can change the result etc.) and for sure we should still complaining about it! It’s annoying sometimes, it should be changed somehow and we should complain about it hoping that edge find some time to program it properly to be comfortable for players in all modes (in my opinion).

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / GD and Sadi

Originally posted by saw81:

maybe we could just learn to play the game instead of constantly trying to change it

neh …. boring :P let’s nerf some more things ;)

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Silence.

But I must agree that I never see courage on sadi ;) Strange Trinket ? Charger ? I’m not sure about which msr6 was writing…

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Silence.

You are absolutely right ;) I was too lazy to went back to page 1 and look again in msr6 post before I replied. Sorry for that.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Silence.

Originally posted by TeKToNRuS:

@msr6. “sadi/courage”? yes, i am newbie, but imho… not realistic. maybe just in very long battles, where u have unlimited crystals in the end. without courage its a different story. (And also. Sadi is not just mage and can be usefull even silenced, unlike other mages)

Really popular deck nowadays – red with chaos – eagle sadies and some red tanks.
Many players from top alliances are playing like that.
Courage, magic, demoralize, shield and some good stuff on tank and it’s really hard to break it.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Silence.

A few times I’ve almost joined this discussion but every time finally I didn’t post anything not to start never ending story like with c.crown… (I didn’t believe that I can convince anyone that Silence is really needed and doesn’t need any change).

However as my opinion is like exactly what msr6 wrote (even more – he put it better than I could explain in english) I just wanted to add +1. Nicely explained.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Channelling crown NERF

Jason :
1. And as I explained it’s not a problem
2. I was playing live with actu’s deck only 3 times (as I remember) and won all.
3. Please do math – it’s less then 5%. Only starting first with crown on your first hand is about 21%. I was talking about gem only because before in this topic in msr6 examples there was mana gem.
4. If it hasn’t stopped it edge should boof it a little. Crystal ability is still a little bit to powerful then.
5. I still don’t see any deck when this card can be OP … as I wrote – I meet this card regularly in dragon and I have no problem with it.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Channelling crown NERF

1. First player starts with empty field, second player starts with opponents allies in play → You never start on equal ground, even you are able to use the same number of crystal in first turn as opponent. Whole game is to catch up \ counter opponent – turn after turn. This is trade-off : if you put some C.Crowns to your deck you have chance to start with advantage but you lose place for some important equips … there is always some disadvantage.

2. You are right – you missed it – please go through the topic and we was discussing about the deck I’m playing – even more we discussed about many example situations and how I’m usually handle it. I don’t want to put some example decks of different colors cause it will start never ending discussion and it will be only theory – this one I know is working fine against resonate decks and in the same time have good win rate with different decks (not all – I have huge problem with thorns but I’m working on it).

3. I calculated it for example like that :
Deck has 3 crowns, 1 mana gem, 2 crystal allies, 3 tanks.
And probability that you will have on your first hand crown, crystal card and tank (first hand of after sac ally if one was crystal) and start first is about 5%.

4. Crystal ability became too strong and too “must have” in decks so edge (and players) decided that it needs to be counter. Edge introduce resonate to force all players to some changes in their decks … and it’s usually not so big change (not ENTIRE deck) – I changed about 3 cards – to be able to deal with this new ability having still chance with all other decks (and it was goal of introducing resonate – good job edge ! ). And it’s not like building entire deck to counter especially it … it’s adapting your deck to counter also it… come on, it’s really simple to see…

5. You still didn’t answer me in which deck it’s OP ? because I really don’t see such one and some players was trying to create one… and make really good decks but for sure not OP.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Channelling crown NERF

Originally posted by JasonJ29:

Weshu, you keep saying “be creative”, yet you have yet to show 1 way that someone playing vs Crown can keep up in regards to the number of crystals that a 1st Turn Crown user does.

I didn’t show 1 way to catch up – I showed a few. And catch up\keep up means that you can start your first turn the way in which you will be able to save more crystal or manage to efficiently fight having this 1 less crystal the rest of a fight. You can use drain crystal, resonate (yes, to counter resonate\sac decks), invincibility, 2 cost monsters instead of sacing allies etc … we have already mentioned a lot of ways.

And I’m not talking theoretically, it’s what I’ve tested. Many times I was fighting with crown deck and not even once I gave opponent crystals from resonate. And only difficult plays I had when opponent play sac card, tank and resonate first turn (about 5-10% chance to do that depends on deck) – it’s only one hard situation and even in that one it’s possible to still win the fight…

So please tell me in what kind of deck resonate is OP ?
Because we are discussing about deck with 3x crown, lvl5 epics and some (I suppose 2-4 crystal cards) … and this deck isn’t great …
max 10% chance to have good start, very weak if opponent start and have resonate and if you didn’t manage to have control fast then you are screw (remember then you lost 3 spots for important equips due to crowns).

It’s simple question – if resonate is OP – then in which deck ? cause I don’t know.
You can make good deck – but it’s good … for sure not OP.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Vapor issue

I used to play Vapor lvl3 so long :) Love this card … if they make it 50 range and 20 hp lvl5 then this rare is going be back to my deck ;)

(20hp to avoid bombs, boomerang etc ;) )

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / Channelling crown NERF

Originally posted by JasonJ29:

Weshu you do not seem to understand.

-In a normal fight with 2 players and No Resonate, the person going 2nd has a chance to catch up on their Turn in regards to the number of crystals. For example, player 1 sacs and starts with 6 crystals then Player 2 can sac and start with 6 crystals. Anything the 1st person does for crystals can be matched

-In a fight vs a 1st Turn Crown you cannot keep up/match their number of crystals. For example Player 1 Sacs and starts with 6 Crystals then Plays Crown, the closest Player 2 can get is to Sac a Monster and get to 5 Crystals since if they go to 6 then Opponent gets + 3 and puts them at 9. If they Sac an equip or Sac nothing then they end their Turn already 2 or 3 Crystals behind and it snowballs even more if their monster did not destroy the Crown.

JasonJ29 → It’s 1 crystal and there is plenty ways to keep up (frozen already mentioned some). Be creative. Players just got used to using sac cards and as I see it’s hard to think about any other way to gather crystals during fight.

Bombadillore → you wrote your analyze like destroying the crown would be the target ? It’s not ! if you don’t use crystal cards you don’t need to destroy it fast – it’s 10 armor for you – nothing more … you need to catch up in play – that’s all , entangle opposite enemy, try to kill it (maybe with drain crystal to go 1 more crystal) or even put private F to be possible to save up to 6 crystals having still 13 more cards in the deck… but all of this I’ve already mentioned and gave many examples.

 
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Topic: Card Monsters / stronger AI

+1 … there are simple changes (some of these).

And please at least learn AI not to use Judge on Invincibility… it’s pretty annoying…