Recent posts by JMCrooks on Kongregate

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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Which characters are worth keeping?

Originally posted by FrostPaladin:

So… I just pulled my 2nd legendary and it was a Grim Warrior. So with a gnoll Brute and a Grim warrior as my Legendarys, I have happily quit the game. Very glad I did that before I was tempted to spend any money. BADLY balanced game when you look at the difference between Gnoll Brute and Valerye.

So goodbye guys, see you on other Kongragate games I hope :)

Yeah I’m also out. Grinding is brutally slow, and if you don’t pull one of the three critical characters, you can’t really advance in this game. Time to try something new.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Which characters are worth keeping?

UGH my

Originally posted by FrostPaladin:

My Legendary from the Ice was a gnoll Brute :(
I considered just quiting the game right there.

I just got a Legendary Grim Warrior.

UGH UGH UGH.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / An honest player's review of this game

Originally posted by Provokes:
Originally posted by JMCrooks:
Originally posted by Provokes:

Dawson’s Creek, why do you still play this game if you hate #TeamGetMoney ever since they closed WMT and started TU?

I give many games a few weeks of trying. I gave this one until I got my first t5 unit, to see if it made a difference. It didn’t. This game is a boring slog from top to bottom.

Like TU, it’s better if you join a guild.

I found TU to be a bit more P2W than GloAss at the time but now they’re at comparable levels of P2W.

I’m part of a guild. It’s the same bullshit. The same endless grind with no progress.

I will tell you one thing that’s changed though, I will never even bother trying another synapticon game again. Closing down one good game, then creating two utterly shitty, exploitation-priced games is enough for me. I’m off to play Coraabia or something.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / An honest player's review of this game

Originally posted by Provokes:

Dawson’s Creek, why do you still play this game if you hate #TeamGetMoney ever since they closed WMT and started TU?

I give many games a few weeks of trying. I gave this one until I got my first t5 unit, to see if it made a difference. It didn’t. This game is a boring slog from top to bottom.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / For a good start - let's guide you Newbie

Originally posted by Iamvqb:

So i failed the ceberus campaign do i get another chance to get it or i’ll have to buy it from the store?

Good question. I also didn’t make the cerberus campaign deadline. What a rip.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Which characters are worth keeping?

I can imagine 2 necromancer and 2 grim corpses would be pretty interesting, if they coudl resurrect the corpses for additional explosions an unlimited number of times? Or resurrect epic level ghouls for healing. If there’sa 20% damage boost, that sounds pretty good.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Which characters are worth keeping?

I’m just thinking though, I’m not sure which skills stack and which don’t.

If Gnoll brute stacks, and affects Gnoll marksman, then maybe it’s good to keep 2? Similarly, if 1 necromancer raises undead damage by 10%, do 2 raise it by 20%?

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Which characters are worth keeping?

Any advice? My list of rares is starting to fill up.

So far my most valuable are:
- Troll
- frost mage
- skirmisher
- huntress
- valkyrie

And my least valuable are:
- grim warrior
- gnoll brute (I have 2, use neither)
- Assassin (without huntress, next to worthless)

Is there any value in keeping any of these last three?

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Why is my huntress yelling "RAPE"?

What the HELL is she saying?

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / [To Dev] Thanks you for giving me exactly what I needed

Or you know what would be AWESOME? If my tanks could each have a PET! OH MAAAAAN, like if my little Zeus had an even littler parrot that followed him around the battle? OH SO GOOD.

I’d pay you like 50… 60 bucks for this. Come on guys! Let’s get creative with game content here!

Anyone else have anything they’d like to see implemented in this game. Don’t be weird though, we’re talking VALUE FOR MONEY HERE, value on par with everything we’ve seen so far.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / [To Dev] Thanks you for giving me exactly what I needed

Come on DEVs, you know what we really want. The ability to give our tanks sassy new COLOURS! Different colours! A Purple needler! A red Zeus! A pride-striped Oni!

And you can give us this for just 25$ per colour request! Doesn’t that sound amazing? It does to me. I would spend betwee 4 and 6 hundred dollars just colouring in my new tanks. Please Devs? Please? I’m literally begging you to institute this new feature. I need substantially more channels in which to give you money.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / Dear Synapticon: what are you doing?

Originally posted by oematoema:Nonsense

This is a forum for talking. If you don’t like that, well THE INTERNET IS BIG. LOLZZZZ. Now I’m pretty sure you won’t have time to respond to this, because I think I just heard the bell that means spare is over. Time for Grade 10 gym class.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / Dear Synapticon: what are you doing?

Originally posted by bachlong130:

I understand your points because i am feeling the same, I stopped spending since 2 months ago and now enjoying the game while it lasts.
But to be honest, if you cant find any fun when playing game, you can always walk away and don’t need to look back (I will do the same someday). Just simple like that cuz at the end, its just a business model as you said.

My point is this developer went from someone whom gamers used to respect (WM:Tyrant) to someone they vaguely tolerated (T:U), to someone who preys on gamers and frankly insults them with poor game content and pricing (this POS).

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / Dear Synapticon: what are you doing?

Originally posted by Namagderas:

Dude, like it or not, this game does have some level of strategy, its not “no skill”. From countering specific units or figuring out the best placement, there is enough decision making to entice some players. Also, thanks to the complete lack of live PvP, anyone can beat stronger opponents (to a point) because the AI is dumb.

The skill required to play this at the highest levels, and the skill required to play War Metal Tyrant at the highest levels are vastly different. Don’t kid yourself.

But that’s not really my point. At least tyrant unleased had some vestige of single player campaign that you could play while you’re building up a deck. Missions that were replayable for money. And 40 dollars for a single T5 unit and a gear? I don’t think I’ve ever seen something so despicable.

This game is crazy, and preys upon the obsession of a small audience of high-payers to make a profit. That might be an ok business model, but it’s a shitty one. You know who else has that buisness model? Casinos.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / Dear Synapticon: what are you doing?

I played War Metal Tyrant for years. That was a good game. You gave it up for Tyrant unleashed, which was a moneygrab with no skill required. But this game is even WORSE.

It’s a moneygrab in which you’ve phased out all elements of any real 1st player campaign. You play a few missions, and suddenly you’re locked into competition at the top of your skill level. You spend most of your time losing, with the game telling you to “buy better units”.

And the unit prices are INSANE. 400 kreds for a single tier 5 unit? It’s shameful, gross and predatory. You’ve basically made a game in which you’re laughing at your players. Everything about this game tells me that I’m being mocked.

You should examine what you’re doing. Is what you want really to make shit for teenagers who have access to their parent’s credit cards, and addict gamers?

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / [Dev] Bug/Issue Report

While I can play Tyrant Unleashed at work, I cannot seem to play this for some reason. Can’t connect to your server.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / I quit because of new update.

Originally posted by Seizan_7:

Hey man, I think I recall you being king shit over at the Tyrant boards, but you need to take a breath and be a human being for a while. New games have significant update times while balance is achieved. Just because you have to adapt to new rules, and a slight increase in difficulty, don’t spend your time mouthbreathing in rage. Just play the game.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / New Coraabian year's lottery (TROKAFIXX)

Signed.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / PVP boring

Originally posted by Drachus:
Originally posted by JMCrooks:

Here, I’ll help you out:

- Each player under level 10 gets 1 Xot per day on their third PVP win, as well as 2 single cards. Three wins = 1 xot and 1 card. Over level 10, you just get the one card.

Bam. I’ve just made you a PVP audience.

I loled hard on this, because right now, everyday you get:

- 2 cards (1 win / 5 battles)
- 3 xot (3 wins)
- some khopt/trins, but it doesn’t matter

Well, then make it 1 xot on finishing your first PVP game. Or even better: SUGGEST SOMETHING YOURSELF. Or do you just like to whine? Because my point is that I do NOT get the three xot on three wins, because I cannot get three wins. It is impossible if all you get matched to is level 14-20, and you are level 8.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / PVP boring

Here, I’ll help you out:

- Each player under level 10 gets 1 Xot per day on their third PVP win, as well as 2 single cards. Three wins = 1 xot and 1 card. Over level 10, you just get the one card.

Bam. I’ve just made you a PVP audience.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / PVP boring

Originally posted by Iblort:

Like Oraij said.

Good answer. Nobody’s doubting that ideally, things would be ideal. But the problem now is that there is NO INCENTIVE to play pvp unless you have a high-powered deck. You get no wins, no cards, no nothing. You’re asking that low-level players become chum for high level players because eventually there might be enough low-level players to play against? Sorry, but that’s just a waste of my time.

 
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Topic: Coraabia / PVP boring

I’m at the end of my first day playing PVP, and it is the MOST BORING THING IMAGINABLE. It’s high level players preying on low level players.

This is insane, what kind of PVP doesn’t implement in tiered leagues based on the level of your cards or your skill?

 
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Topic: Coraabia / PVP boring

Interestingly, sometimes I get the message “cannot play bot”. To which I think, “why the fuck not”? I’m sorry, but if my only available match is some dude 10 levels above me with an unbeatable unliving deck, why can’t the game provide me with a PvP bot?

Considering how slowly you get cards in this game, is it going to be beneficial to cut players off from the pvp packs so effectively?

 
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Topic: Coraabia / Coraabia - First impressions

The more often I run into a well-made unliving deck, with rare yellow cards, the more I find those to be far more powerful than every other type of deck.

The mechanic by which the game ends when the cards run out favours the dump and degrade strategy of yellow heavily. If I have a great merc deck with strong cards that pump up my score when I sacrifice them (which I do), and I run into a yellow deck, my game is dictated by how quickly he can dump his cards, which fundamentally means that I have no chance.

There should be a mechanic which balances this. If someone has a significant number of cards left, perhaps a portion of their score could be added onto the final tally. This would make yellow have to think about how many times he dumps from his own deck.

It also privileges the yellow deck that they can play both an active ability and a trick in the same turn. Basically every time they start a duel, unless I guess the stat that starts with me at a disadvantage, they get two plays to extract points from me – trick and ability.