Recent posts by JMCrooks on Kongregate

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Topic: Global Assault: General / To f2p community - Sidewinter completed with 346 squad power

Originally posted by DuhMaulisha:

Lmao, touchy lil fella, aren’t ya?

Only when talking to idiot children.

 
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Topic: Card Hunter / Server connection problems.

Originally posted by JMCrooks:

Hi Developers.

I can’t stay connected to your server for more than 10 minutes at a time

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / To f2p community - Sidewinter completed with 346 squad power

Originally posted by DuhMaulisha:
Look out folks, theres a new Kyo in town.
304 sp… sure. F2p….. possibly.
List your deck.
If your deck is f2p, and you beat SW with a 304sp, you have no real claim to say you cant get anywhere as f2p. If its not f2p….. well we all know how p2w sp compares to f2p.
If all it takes is 1 GE in an f2p deck, I’d love to see that deck.

Quit being a creep, you little goober. Sidewinder is the campaign you get seeker Missiles Mk2 from right? If you really want to know, 1 GE, 1 Oni, 1 galvanizer, 1 carrier, 1 trident, 1 SAW, 2 ballistic infantry. The rest is luck. I might have used a quick swarm for some missions, I can’t remember.

And this game is BULLSHIT for f2p. Absolute nonsense.

 
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Topic: Card Hunter / Server connection problems.

Hi Developers.

I can’t stay connected to your server for more than 10 minutes at a time

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / To f2p community - Sidewinter completed with 346 squad power

Dude, I did those missions with a squad power of 304. All it takes is luck, and a single Grey Eagle to even out the starting advantage.

It doesn’t mean this game is any less ridiculous. You still can’t get anywhere for free. If you can’t handle that, you shouldn’t play, because one day you’re going to meltdown.

This is a BAD. GAME. It’s not even really a game, it’s more of a video-reward system that gives people good feeling in exchange for huge transactions.

 
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Topic: Card Hunter / Server connection problems.

I can’t stay connected for more than 10 minutes at a time.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / Synapse got me

Hey guys, I mistakenly forgot to spend huge fucking amounts of money on this game, and instead spent it on rent, food and bills.

Is someone going to feel bad for me?

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Levelling up our heroes from their CAPPED stage can be FASTER !!!

The game makes it look like you’re wrong. And I’m pretty sure you are as well.

When I take my level 39 wraith, stick it in the temple, and add three rares of level 30+, the level of my epic character caps at 40, with 0 experience.

I’m certainly not going to experiment on this with my valuable characters, but in my experience in this game so far, none of my characters has ever uncapped and earned experience towards new levels in the same sacrifice.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / why are sasquatch 100% immune to fear

Originally posted by mdccxxvii:

I can confirm from the file that for some reason Sasquatch is immune to fear, and also resistant to elemental attacks. I don’t really understand why, as it is one of the few units that has this without it being a passive (like Grim Reaper’s fear resistance). It seems pretty broken right now, and definitely makes the arena less fun. Hopefully the next one will be better.

Maybe this is the brave new world of the arena only being accessible to high-level characters, and not to strategy. If I were a developer concerned with increasing my in-game transactions, I’d put in a bunch of hurdles just like that so that you have to pay to get the “free” legendary character at the end.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / why are sasquatch 100% immune to fear

Also I’m noticing that though my epic-level wraith says that 44% of his shots will rebound onto other characters, in Arena, I’m DEFINITELY not seeing anywhere close to 44%.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / why are sasquatch 100% immune to fear

I’m at level 33, and sasquatch are 100% immune to my wraith’s fear.

what the fuck, dedalord.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / No response from Dedalord..

Originally posted by etinixa:

After accidentally activating my kongregate account on my phone, I lost access to my google+ account, it didn’t let me go back to it. I’ve messaged and messaged the devs…no response except the usual automated “we’re looking into it”. All I’m asking is that my account be connected to kongregate so my phone/computer can load it, it would take a minute or two. Is anyone else in the same situation? I’m wondering if Dedalord bothers even reading my mail, much less doing something about it.

Kongregate is a different company than dedalord though. For kong issues, you have to write Kong.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Lack of confirmation button!

Originally posted by NEMO_1986:

I doubt that devs are looking at the forum so I will post here the answer that I have received from support. For all those that accidentally spent or will spend gems because of lack of confirmation button:

Click on HoH and add brute (can be also rogue) to your team, then just listen… -free translation of support answer.

Don’t forget Carnifex.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Lack of confirmation button!

I lost an epic hero to accidentally clicking the sacrifice button. Fortunately it got fed to a legendary, but short answer: no. You’ll never see it again.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / August 5 Patch Changes - By the Numbers

Also, there’s no way that the coloured bars are more important than level. I just tried to pick up the campaign from where I was mastering missions, and the team that I had just been mastering the level with, where all bars were in my favour, got WIPED OUT.

I literally do not understand what this update is doing. Matching hero strengths to enemy weaknesses did not in ANY WAY provide me with an advantage. As far as I can see, level and the rarity level of your hero are even MORE important than before the update.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Latest changes (08/05/2015)

My wraith’s fear attack seems to be not working on the Gnolls in the arena.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / August 5 Patch Changes - By the Numbers

Originally posted by dedalord:

JMCrooks, you need to take the strength/weaknesses into account. You can see them as the colored bars at Hero Details. These are even more important than level in determining the outcome of a battle!

Thanks for the answer. It wasn’t really an answer at all, but I guess the intention was good. It’s super fun to be cryptic, but maybe you could explain the MECHANISM of the game.

My level 26 valkyrie, who used to survive OK against other melee attackers of up to level 30 or 31, now gets killed by marginal melee strikes by higher level melee attackers. And its more than just her general health reduction, the damage inflicted on her seems to be higher.

So you’re saying that the damage heroes give is altered by those boxes? Because it certainly seems that way. It also seems that heroes that have high melee effectiveness are NOT given a boost in damage REDUCTION against melee. Is this what you’re saying?

If this is the case, you’ve effectively redefined the game as anti-tank. It certainly seems like the armour stat is next to useless, because my Valk is just receiving huge amounts of damage all the time. My Ogre is now worthless beyond all description, because you seem to have jumped the damage against him, without upping his health or even making his walk speed faster.

As a tank team player, who was about to earn his frozen “legendary” characters, this update seems to have demolished both my team, and demolished any chance I had at progressing in the campaign.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / August 5 Patch Changes - By the Numbers

There are LOTS of other things going on. My team that I used to win in the arena with at my level is getting FLOORED. Something weird is happening. Characters that used to survive a whole battle are getting killed in 2 hits. A gnoll marksman just killed all three of my ranged characters with its ability at the same time, even though they all had life-boosting items.

Do levels affect your stats a lot more than they did before? Something insane is happening.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / August 5 Patch Changes - By the Numbers

The damage buff on Gnoll Brute has resulted in him MURDERING MY TEAM.

Was brutal strike always a 325% boost? How is brutal strike this powerful now?

I run an Epic Pal / Rare Valk / Rare Ogre team against the Gnoll team at level 13 in the arena, and I get THE FLOOR WIPED WITH MY FACE. Literally, a gnoll walked up to me and did close to 4000 damage with a strike, against my paladin, and killed him IN ONE HIT.

Is this the new Meta? Gnoll brute?

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / To the admins and developers of this game

Originally posted by ZhenLucky05:

The game’s great, but the way you do your job’s very poor. I already have my legendary and mythical troops from campaign quests, but sad to say somebody took thesame kind of troops from my fellow players, you guys took it away from them. We are very few in this game, i think we’re less than a thousand, and the way you guys are managing it, it wont be long if we go down less than a hundred . I feel what my fellow players feels. Imagine then grinding for months, spending their time on this game rather than doing something more important, just to have their legendary / mythical hero to come out of the crystal. Imagine how they feel, specially the ones who are only a few tics away from seeing their new hero. And suddenly you took that moment away from them. Imagine a kid at Christmas eve waiting to unwrap his parents, and before it happens you took those gifts from them.

True. Without the characters provided in-campaign, there’s no way I’m going to compete in anything. I would have to spend a lot of money to even start a party.

The question is: do developers make their money through repeated small transactions, or because people spend 60 bucks to make a team from scratch. It’s clearly the first. Almost nobody pursues the second.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / Latest changes (08/05/2015)

Agreed, my Frozen LEGENDARY hero is now a RARE? That’s insanity. You’ve vastly limited the ability of ANY new player to not only compete, but even finish the campaign.

You get people to compete and thus to purchase by offering them an incentive, a small measure of power in the OP arena competition.

By taking away the legendary hero reward, you’ve basically told new players to go fuck themselves. We don’t even get a taste of competition so we can decide to buy or not, but you’ve said “You have to pay to play”.

No thanks.

 
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Topic: Party Of Heroes / How does "Speed" work

The FAQ says “increases overall speed”, but that doesn’t actually tell you anything.

Does it increase walking speed only? Or speed of attacking too?

 
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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.