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Topic: Contract Wars: General / In the wake of the big Counter-Strike aimbot scandal

What hacks/cheats still exist for Contract Wars, and how do you tell when you are facing one? The CS scandal showed us that around 40% of the pro players use some sort of aim mod to help. Is CW at the same level of cheat?

Sometimes you’re in a battle with someone fielding the T1 shotty, and scoring 77 kills to 6 deaths, seeming to magically always be pointed at you when you are coming around a corner. Is this aimbot? It’s hard to believe that on evac, you can only be surprised 6 times out of 83.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Upcoming features and content (discussion)

I think that instead of the GP loss from resetting your skills, players should be given the option of paying GP to create a second profile off their first skill profile. That way, like with weapon kits, you could “switch” between builds.

Economically I believe this would generate more sales for the game, as players would have incentive to pay to create whole new characters with whole new skill trees. Currently the model is that players don’t have an incentive to reset their skills, and the only circumvention of this is to create a whole new Kong account and re-register, which is silly.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Skills / Is Fire Stab worth it guys?

Totally depends on how you play, and what you like to do. If you are a run-and-snipe player, who only ever fires accurate guns in short bursts, the skill will literally do nothing for you.

If you like to sometimes lay down a little long-term fire to kill two or three people at a time, firestab is necessary. It makes automatic fire extremely accurate.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Don't understand what I received from the Terrible Trunk

Originally posted by ImplosionOfDoom:

Some of the effects are beneficial though (these are the “treats”)

“Oh the horror” actually increases survivor’s damage against the infected (I think it was about 15%)

“Wisdom of the Ancients” gives about a 15% exp bonus

“Headless Handyman” decreases crafting costs by a good 15-20% (can’t quite remember how much, but I crafted all my Halloween stuff while it was on)

There’s probably others, but these are just the ones I’ve seen so far

Some are just for laughs though, but won’t effect gameplay (These are the tricks)

“Wicked Survivors of the West” turns everybody green

“Pewpewpew” replaces the sounds of gunfire with "pewpewpew’ noises apparently voice acted by some of the staff at Con

“Bloody mess” creates amplified gore affects

“Jack-o-infected” puts glowing jack-o-lanterns on the zombie’s heads

I also heard that there was one that shrunk either the survivors or the infected to a ridiculously tiny size, but it may have been discontinued after last year

Anyhow if you look at the list of possible prizes on the box before you buy keys you should understand what sort of crapshoot you’re dealing with, so be an informed consumer and look at the list before you decide to buy keys.

Sure, which is why I don’t buy regular boxes. But this is a holiday package, and the least that could happen is a better chance to get something interesting.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Weapons / Vytiaz SN or AS VAL MOD 3?

Originally posted by ThePredatorElite:

Vytiaz SN or AS VAL MOD 3?

Get the one that fires bullets.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Don't understand what I received from the Terrible Trunk

I’ve opened two so far and gotten significant BULLSHIT.

These are the most worthless things I’ve ever spent fuel on.

THANKS, CON ARTIST. Great holiday treat for us.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Don't understand what I received from the Terrible Trunk

I received two things:

1) A wire hangar (boo)
2) The trunk said “+ oh the terror” or some such.

What exactly did I receive from this trunk? What is “oh the terror”?

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / PLEASE DECIDE what you are doing with HERC BOXES

If you are no longer going to offer them in the game, then REMOVE THE KEYS AS A PRIZE IN BOUNTY BOXES. It’s frustrating spending stupid amounts of time to get these boxes, only to find a worthless key inside.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / New Rare sort:ULTRAQUE Rare

“Ultraque” sounds like a European gum disease.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Can't Connect

Logon screen gives me a total blank. Logged on fine yesterday. Today? Zilch.

Also:

Originally posted by ZombieRapest:

Plus I got banned for my username.

shut up.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Big gameplay problem

Originally posted by SirSebstar:
Originally posted by JMCrooks:

Every time I reconnect to this game, it clears my characters’ weapons and gear, both offense and defense. It shows them as having no weapons, and they start engagements with no gear. In the inventory screen, the items are listed as equipped, but in the survivor screen everything is blank.

This is starting to get super-annoying. IT’s been two days of this.

are you sure you are not looking at the def form? there is one for OFFENSE en DEFENSE, and you should use both!

I specifically said “BOTH offense and defense”?

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Big gameplay problem

Every time I reconnect to this game, it clears my characters’ weapons and gear, both offense and defense. It shows them as having no weapons, and they start engagements with no gear. In the inventory screen, the items are listed as equipped, but in the survivor screen everything is blank.

This is starting to get super-annoying. IT’s been two days of this.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant joke

Originally posted by ladolcevita:

that’s actually pretty funny.

here’s mine:

“… and then I said, we’ll let you guys do a players’ pack.”

+1 for truth-telling.

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack][LAST CALL!] Create-A-4-Turn-Assault-Card!

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Discussion on CAC Thread

Originally posted by kyazu:
Originally posted by JMCrooks:

Guys, what in the hell would make you ACTUALLY THINK that the developers are going to bother releasing a “player’s pack”. They are full time people with full time jobs, and they’ve already announced that they’re cancelling this game thus dropping their revenue here to ZERO. Why would they devote even two hours to updating or recoding cards that gives them no recompense.

The only reason they would is to make nice with players for their next game. But they’ve already burned their card audience with TU. So why would they bother with this audience anymore?

I suppose you believe that the two upcoming raids aren’t going to happen,either?

Whatever might have already been coded and uploaded before they killed the game, sure. Why not just hit the button on that. But soliciting ideas and then paying someone to put them online? Probably not.

I played Avengers Alliance for YEARS on the playdom website until they killed the game. I’ve seen what happens when developers stop caring about things. The Playdom staff weren’t even going to transfer paying accounts to FB, but the high-pay players had to SCREAM to have that happen. And you think Synapse is going to do much to make your last months here fun? Not likely.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Player's Pack] Discussion on CAC Thread

Guys, what in the hell would make you ACTUALLY THINK that the developers are going to bother releasing a “player’s pack”. They are full time people with full time jobs, and they’ve already announced that they’re cancelling this game thus dropping their revenue here to ZERO. Why would they devote even two hours to updating or recoding cards that gives them no recompense.

The only reason they would is to make nice with players for their next game. But they’ve already burned their card audience with TU. So why would they bother with this audience anymore?

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Community contest] Create your own card - Season 5 (special!) - part B. WINNERs: Holy Bull and Oblivion

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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Suggestions and tips

NO PISTOL SHOULD HAVE A 30 LONGSHOT CONTRACT. PERIOD.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Suggestions and tips

I wouldn’t mind a revamp of less useful skills like “aiming concentration” before I spent hundreds of thousands of CR to reset my tree just to get rid of it. It’s potentially good, but in gameplay it doesn’t add anything at all. And costs 6 SP.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / Upcoming features and content (discussion)

Any chance they could revisit some of the less-useful skills in the game. I wouldn’t mind a revamp of “aiming concentration” before I spent hundreds of thousands of CR to reset my tree just to get rid of it.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Weapons / Unbreak Veresk SPN or buy MP7 SKK task?

They’re both really solid guns, but it really comes down to money. If you get a good discount, and you don’t mind spending 5 or 10 bucks on what essentially is a digital item useless to your broader life, I’d go with devgru.

EDIT: good point. In the case of perming Veresk vs just buying the regular MP7 task, I’d say perm veresk. It’s a good bet.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: Weapons / Unbreak Veresk SPN or buy MP7 SKK task?

Originally posted by KillerElite68:

To be honest if i could choose to get P90 Devgru or unbreak my Veresk,both for free,i would choose the Veresk.
I know my opinion is very unique,but if you play around with this gun for quite a bit you will start to notice how it can outgun any other SMG with ease.The only advantages Devgru has over Veresk are higher accuracy and lower recoil.

To be accurate: WAY higher accuracy, and WAY less recoil.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / ACR-C or AS VAL MOD 3

Originally posted by alpersoylu2000:

Just please stop about 7SP. I can even make more SP with contracts. I only want the answer. AS VAL MOD 3 or ACR-C SOCOM?

People are answering your question with the best information and opinions they have. Maybe you want to be a little less mouthy and a little more thankful.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / ACR-C or AS VAL MOD 3

I think the real question isn’t ACR vs Val. It’s “is what you gain from Val worth more than the 6 SP you lose”. For example, if you set up your skill tree right, you could pick between either Hearing 1 and Hearing 2, or AS Val. In that case, I think the weight would probably tip towards ACR and Hearing skills. Or Gunsmith silencer damage skills, for example.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Bug? I bought upgrade packI(not II) but got Israfel

Originally posted by ralkkdillon:

I will report this to them, but cant make any promises.

Gee, you can’t make promises that the game developers care in the slightest about game problems? Quelle surprise!