Recent posts by Loius on Kongregate

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Please fix structure tier system in conquest

Conquest is no fun at all as part of a guild that is not top 100. Our record number of structures was 2, scrounged from the leavings from the good guilds. They were utterly useless. There is no chance whatsoever of winning a battle unless you run into the random unranked deck. All I ever do is auto-battle our lowest-ranked area because of how un-fun it is to face five structures in surge mode against higher-ranked opponents. Did I mention the matchmaking fails too? I should not be facing a deck of full quads if we aren’t ranked in an area. Battles should get harder as your rank in an area increases, not at the whim of a d20.

Edit: I WANT Conquest to work. It is a really cool idea. But if it is impossible to get a structure, it only incentivizes me to stop playing.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Q&A - Large Gold Pack Option Discussion

Why not an option to just enter the number of cards you want to buy? Limit it so you can’t buy more than your capacity or more than the amount of gold you have. Problem solved. How to display them? Just a long list like we get for events.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [MK] Harrowing Journey Week 3 Spoiler

Well, I guess thanks for making it clear that you don’t want anyone who isn’t willing to spend thousands of dollars a month on virtual cards.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] Request: Basic Pack x100 and/or Basic Pack Max

Also remove the fake delay that prevents us from being able to click ANYTHING faster than 1 click per second or whatever it is. Ridiculous. Delay sending requests to the server, sure, but I shouldn’t have to wait to scroll through opponents or areas or my cards.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [MK] Harrowing Journey Week 1 + Anniversary Spoilers

Thanks for making my cool new evade/strike all raider reward useless.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] PVP Update Proposal #2: Battles per day

What the hell, you’re going to reduce how much I’m allowed to play? I want to play MORE of this game, not LESS. Don’t make energy regenerate slower :/

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Am I a developer now?

Yes, the webplayer that installs with the Unity editor turns on developer mode. If you want to get rid of that, you’ll need to uninstall just the webplayer, then reinstall the webplayer from Unity, outside of the Unity Editor installer itself. Did it myself recently.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Bug] Store-bought cards not awarded if used in secondary deck

My defense deck is currently nine crappy walls because I’m a cool cat. When buying packs from the store, I noticed I got another wall (copy of one already in the deck) and I rushed to put it in. However, the new card doesn’t exist in my inventory and the game actually comes out and tells me “You do not have 1 of Invasion Blockade” or whatever the name was.

Seems the game does not want to award new cards if they are in use in a non-active deck?

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Guild Account Concerns

“These people clearly are cheating”

“Let’s let them change their passwords”


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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / 100wbs for Deck Slot?

Ten dollars for a deck slot is completely reasonable

There are literally no examples of successful monetizations that synapticoin could look at as a basis for their pricing. The only way to make money is charge ten times what a peasant might think something would cost.

This has been sarcasm. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To the devs] This game is dying

I dunno, why don’t you just price everything reasonably? 60$US buys a full-priced AAA title. 60$Tyrant should buy a full deck. I buy things in games that cost 1$ or 2$, often spending up to 60$ on a freemium game. There’s no way in hell I would spend 500$ on something of such limited scope as Tyrant. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun, but it’s not a 500$ game.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [MK] Asphodel's End Post-Event Spoilers (+ Box & Cache)

Loius’s desire to see correct grammar can only bring him pain.

(For those keeping score, you do not drop the ’s after a Proper Noun, only after a plural noun…

The scout groups’ reports all matched.)

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / This game wants you to fee bad

60$US is the price (i am willing to pay) for a full-fledged, “AAA”-quality video game that lasts 20 hours and does not try to force you to spend extra money (generally…)

For 60$US in this game, you get NOTHING.



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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Asphodel Campaign vs Tartarus Vanguard Campaign - by the numbers/math

So yeah. I had a lot of fun with the one run I got to do, then I lost on the last … one, and wanted to try again.

But I can’t.

For four hours.

200 energy between attempts is incredibly lame.

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Attention newbs, don't buy the Triton pack, it's a newb trap

Why are you buying two random-you-don’t-even-know-if-they’re-going-to-be-okay virtual cards for 20$US in the first place?

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] Brimstone Campaign Announcement

200 energy is outrageous.

Even less opportunity to practice in the one thing that’s challenging to use a sim for is boring. How am I supposed to fine-tune my deck if I never see the opponents?

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Anyone else tired of seeing all these "Suggestions"?!!!?

But it’s soooo much fun to see how dumb people can be. It’s like Twitter but sometimes you can figure out what they’re trying to say!

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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Validating my game's ratings excludes it from contests?

Well, I’m trying to publish a little thing. I hardly expect it to win the monthly contest :) The purchase options in it are just so you can get a little something nice if you feel like spending money on it. Also it’s practice so I can say yes, I know how to implement Kong’s API.

I suppose my initial stance is at fault then, isn’t it? I assumed that every game should receive accurate ratings, but in reality only the ones that properly work the system deserve correct treatment.

It’s still weird. It’s very weird to me that they say “this will get you correct ratings” and also “this will get you out of the ratings contests”.

Your explanation is helpful, I do sort of get it more better. It’s just so contrary to my philosophy I don’t think I’ll ever really grok it.

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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Validating my game's ratings excludes it from contests?

I really hope I’m just reading this page wrong, but could someone explain this to me? Pretend that I am stupid.

Here’s the page:

And here’s the offending words:

“Additionally, using the statistics API, we strongly recommend submitting a stat to us called “initialized” or “loaded” that sends a “1” each time the game loads successfully. This must be done early, generally at the title screen or no later than character selection/creation (if that happens first thing) – it cannot be post-tutorial or after the first level. We can use this stat to ensure that ratings for the game are by people who meet the game’s minimum system requirements. It generally is not as important for Flash games, but if you use an unusual plugin/technology like Unity3D, Java, or HTML5, or are Windows-only, this will help give you a more accurate rating and is highly recommended. Let us know if you have set up a statistic like this so we can set it up as a filter. Note: as this may modify the game’s rating, any games using this service will be excluded from weekly and monthly contests."

This is what I’m getting from this:

You can NOT implement a rating validator, and then you’re eligible for various contests. However, it’s very likely that your game’s rating will suffer because people will rate it low due to not being able to run it.

Or you can implement a rating validator, so that your game only benefits or suffers from ratings of people who can actually play it. But, if you do this (and therefore have a valid, supposedly higher rating because of it), you’ll be excluded from contests.

I’m open to this being for some kind of weird business/marketing reasons, but it really seems absurd to me. I’m only eligible for contests if I handicap myself? What? Not only that, they recommend I go for correct ratings (and then go on to say that if I have correct ratings I can’t enter contests based on ratings!). I don’t even know what’s going on!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] So im down 100 WBs because my lady entered the nexus tourney.....anyway of gaining them back????

Originally posted by kenste:
Originally posted by Djinn99:

I think this quote from the conduct section of Kong answers this nicely:

Repeat after us: “My account is my responsibility.” This means that your account will be held responsible for all of the things it says or does, even if you are not the person saying or doing those things. Keep your password safe and secret, do not deliberately share accounts, and log off when you can’t be at the computer. These precautions may sound extreme, but we don’t want you to miss out because of something your little brother, your friend, your neighbor, or that mean old stranger in the public library has done – so please take them.

So in other words you don’t give a rats ass because its not you here?

… Seriously?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] I LOVE THE DEVS AND I LOVE TYRANT

What’s going on is that we are being charged ten dollars for something worth ten cents – and they’re INCREASING the price.
We love tyrant so we want to BE ABLE to keep loving it.
We don’t like what’s happening so we tell them so they KNOW because they apparently have NO BUSINESS SENSE.
If we didn’t like the game we’d have gone skipping already.
Your ad hominem assault is unappreciated.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Designs of advanced side missions

Your dialogue looks like it would fit right in with the game.

Take that as you will. x)

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Hilarious case study.

Deck: Empty
Result: 1000

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Topic: Swords & Potions / If you need a Guild just call

Invite me! L14 Sorceress and Blacksmith.

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Errors

I entered a tourney battle recently, played Bulldozer first, and it never rallied anything, even followed by Cannon Walker and Omega. This was versus EQG deck, cost me the win cause my dozer never took out the EQG and it killed everything while my dozer sat at the front of the line happily doing nothing.