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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Opposite Day

Get your bands up @ Hootz

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Alternative CCG

I recently stumbled on this CCG and liked it alot, multiple races, each with their own cardsets, so lots of deck disparity. Plenty of card abilities, though overall the game is more like Elements than WMT.

The biggest factor for me was PvP, which is a rarity is most decent games that are not pay to win.

That’s right, you read “not pay to win.”

The game has no premium content. You won’t see certain $ynapticoin fans there because actual skill is required.

I’ve been thinking of moving there next month. Thoughts?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Still waiting on that second raid.

Originally posted by fgfgfg:
Originally posted by ladolcevita:
The GIFs were harmless, but some other global mod removed them probably because they were flagged as “inappropriate image” and got in the priority cue.

Pardon my ignorance but shouldn’t one at least look at what one is removing? Especially if only one or two people flagged it? Feels rather abusive to me.

Mods and common sense don’t go well together,

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Bow Down to your King

Originally posted by JeremyFoster:
Originally posted by DemonCore:

fake, that throne has been photoshopped

Wait, how can you tell?? Are you absolutely certain?!?

We might need a professional graphic designer to solve this

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What next? Is there is a life up there?

LoD doesn’t cheat.

OoD on the other hand…I guess once you go BW you can’t go back.

 
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Topic: The Money Makers / Employee System is Less than Useless

Originally posted by cooldigibike:

luxuries, employees, and jobs are all useless in this game. you make way more and faster just trading the stocks.

Very much like real life.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What next? Is there is a life up there?

I regularly surge 64/0 since I joined LoD, back when I was in Dragons I only rarely achieved that and sometimes had to fight in harder wars.

And Shieru is a warmaster.

DemonCore, longsoul, Fraou, kalme, and yes, Shieru can all vouch what I’ve said is true.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / GG no re.

OOhnirav is a good troll only because yeasy falls for it

and looking back at alts is a perfectly good way of remembering the game, after all cheating dominated the top PvP and community understanding of the game’s dynamics

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Things you regret not being able to do before shutdown (On Topic)

Originally posted by ManuelDevil:
Originally posted by serenaluna:

i regret not complete achievs and collect all cards available not spendin warbonds.

i regret to not know an hot girl like u :<

Be an hero for her

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / why all threads about legendary exploit getting removed?

Originally posted by IceCow:

devs do nothing to fix exploit that people use to cheat in game. many people quit because of this cheat. people just tryin to tell about the exploit

every time someone posts about it or who is doing it the thread gets locked & post modded.

Welcome to the wonderful world of protectionism.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Things you regret not being able to do before shutdown (On Topic)

Originally posted by darkmasterzorc:

Never getting to beat or even play that third super-hard raid we were supposed to get.

Oh wait, that one isn’t exactly my fault, now is it?

Don’t worry, it’s still coming. Soon™

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / remember hh...

Wow DF, that last post was so retarded I’m not even going to acknowledge it.

Originally posted by JRJetu:

Hey LDV, how come DF is allowed to get away with cyber bullying and harassment?

Good question

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / remember hh...

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / remember hh...

If you actually bother to take the time to look at his case, you’d find he is a rather egregious example of a victim of circumstance, if not an outright tragic archetype.

But I suppose the schadenfreude that accompanies people who regard themselves as failures is common is these particular forums.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Things you regret not being able to do before shutdown (On Topic)

Originally posted by SirSebstar:

quiting before i started this game

You’re welcome

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [petition] to ban ladolcevita

Originally posted by destinyrfate:
Originally posted by euleraleph:
Originally posted by destinyrfate:

ban her. she tried to come at my boy def. she mad. rack dillion fine though. white girl fine.

ralkk isn’t white. LDV has done a good job making sure idiots stay mad. -1

ye@ sh3 a black gurl in a whit gurl body fo rel, get reked

Originally posted by destinyrfate:
Originally posted by euleraleph:
Originally posted by destinyrfate:

ban her. she tried to come at my boy def. she mad. rack dillion fine though. white girl fine.

ralkk isn’t white. LDV has done a good job making sure idiots stay mad. -1

ye@ sh3 a black gurl in a whit gurl body fo rel, get reked

You have to post pics before you say she has a white girl body #NoAccusationWithoutProof

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [Dev] July 2015 Roadmap

I wonder when WMT is getting their last raid

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Still waiting on that second raid.

Originally posted by Boaty:

why don’t we just rate all their games 1 star? if the avg drops below 4* they lose money. Seems to be the only thing that synaptigreed cares about

Lots of 8 year olds who shouldn’t even have a Kong account play the game for one day, rate it five stars, and never come back again. If you recall the 1/5ers campaign, most of the dedicated userbase (ironically) has the game rated at one star.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Say Your Goodbyes

Originally posted by Shieru:
Originally posted by Waynerz99:

Just out of curiosity, has anybody from BW ever confessed all the accounts that were shared? I don’t read the forums much, so i’m not sure if there was ever any proof or if people just assumed. I figure with the game coming to an end, maybe somebody should tell the story from the BW side. And who knows, maybe I have some (account) info that people would like to know about?

Of course not.
They admit to spying,but not to sharing.
And even after all the times they have been caught out, they still won’t admit it.

Not until shutdown at least,cause then it won’t matter~

Actually, that’s false. In each of the catfaces, a confession/description of the event was posted on the forums. These admissions were from current BW members every time and are thus trustworthy. Heavy account sharing was usually cited as the reason for every catface.

Furthermore, after the two big catfaces and into BW’s reign, several leaks and confessions occurred. The leaks were mostly screenshots, but even if you discount those the confessions remain solid. An example is Mak’s admission, which Mak referenced earlier in this thread.

The official line from the protectionist devs and mods has always been that there is no proof BW cheated, and all rumors are unsubstantiated, however the long line of evidence provides a different story.

At the very least, even if we discount every confession and screenshot, the fact that BW was catfaced twice and those catfaces were confirmed to be caused by account sharing demonstrates that BW was cheating at least during the catfacing periods.

The weight of the other evidence mainly relies on the assumption that a faction with a strong history of organized cheating would continue to cheat in order to capture and hold the top rank, which is not a particularly unreasonable assumption.

The political reasons for the administration’s protectionist and defensive stance are myriad and a different topic, but they can be summed up as the desire to avoid any cheating related discussion on the forums (so as not to scare away new players/potential WBers) and because many BW members spent quite a bit of money on WBs.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant] With All The OT Threads Locked And No New Content, What Is There Left To Talk About?

The solution is to make all forums only moddable by the mods assigned to them.

Else, you will have mods with no understand of social context or the fact that this game has already been declared dead (i.e., one the basic facts you should know if you want to moderate here) coming in and enforcing their own puritan idea of ToS.

And of course, the report bots which target specific usernames as retaliation get their way.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant] With All The OT Threads Locked And No New Content, What Is There Left To Talk About?

Originally posted by ladolcevita:
Originally posted by fishbone42786:
Originally posted by ladolcevita:
Originally posted by kalme:

just stop modding for the few weeks that are left lol

but ppl who flag things may get a heart attack.

is that bad?

not all ppl who flag are literally hitler. so yeah, it’s bad in some cases.

also: I don’t think the threads DF mentioned were locked because they were off-topic or anything (except Tinashes), but because they always devolved into fighting and flaming. If you guys want to seriously discuss stuff like music or politics without resorting to insults, then I couldn’t care less.

The problem is that you’re not the only mod who stumbles in here. Specimens like Stots would gladly lock a civil thread if it wasn’t Tyrant themed, such a politics thread.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Why dey H@tIn on d@t tinashe doh?

Amen

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Rip Blakers

Originally posted by bLAKERS1:
Originally posted by Waynerz99:

I saw the title and my stomach instantly felt sick. Not cool man.

This is the second game I’ve met up with Blakers in, just by chance. Since we’re done here in August, where are we headed next?

Thanks for the concern wayne :)

I’ve been looking for a penguin CCG…no luck. (inside joke)

If you find something, let me know…and vice versa (applies to everyone reading this). I have a job with a fair amount of deadtime outside my busy season, and i’ll be forced to find a new addiction. just PLEASE no more connect 4 games, i’m tired of chuck norris beating me in 3 moves.

Why not find another job in the meantime? #RationalActor

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Say Your Goodbyes

Originally posted by Mak12393:
Originally posted by Eonian:
Originally posted by Mak12393:
Originally posted by Eonian:

lol @ BW

Remember, BW was forced to cheat to get to the top due to a lack of skill on the part of their members. So you could always argue that, had they been better at the game, they could have gotten to the top without cheating and thus would never have cheated. If you assume that BW wouldn’t have cheated if they didn’t need to, then BW was really just a victim of circumstance which acted as a rational actor.

#NoChoiceSaveSharing

Your argument would hold more water if every top faction didn’t cheat at some point.

Unless you argue that this game, being random, is well represented by a gambling model. In that case, the odds are for the house, and thus no one can consistently beat the game. In addition, everyone who tries to beat the game eventually losses everything (gambler’s ruin).

In that case, the fact that every top faction had to cheat actually supports my theory, albeit now extended to every faction, not just BW.

Logically, the only way to stay in the top ranks (i.e. survive against the house) is to result to cheating. However, factions with more aggregate skill will have to cheat less. We can imagine a dimensionless value, M, which stands for what it takes to stay in the top ten. If all factions have to cheat, then M is the value of aggregate skill S added to level of cheating C. So, for any given top faction,

M = S + C

As you can see, factions with more skill need to cheat less to attain M and stay in the top ranks.

We can see that the factions who cared enough about the game to adopt rational behavior models over the long term can be ranked in skill retrospectively by how much they cheated. Since BW’s cheating was the most egregious, it does imply that BW had less skill than the other factions who cheated less.

Essentially, the common sense notion that factions which cheat more have less skill than factions who cheat less is solid.

#NoChoiceSaveSharing

I agree with your reasoning, it seems sound. How do we know BW cheated more than other factions did, though? Maybe BW just had some people (like myself) admit to certain things more than other factions did.

This is a good point. The assumption that BW cheated the most is due to the extensive evidence and confessions which have appeared over the years, however, it could be that BW was simply very unlucky.

In fact, if we argue that other factions did a much better job of keeping their stuff under the rug, BW could have been the cleanest faction in the game.

I would appeal to occam’s razor here.

We could either assume that BW was extremely unlucky, and other factions just hid everything much better, or that the investigative pressure of the Tyrant community more or less revealed most of what every faction was doing. Thus, the rate of cheating was directly proportional to the rate of exposure on the forums.

Now, every faction has had some sort of expose’ on the forums, so it seems unlikely that they just hid things perfectly. Furthermore, based on the M = S + C model, it follows that the the top faction will always be the one which cheats the most anyway.

I would argue it is much more probable that BW simply cheated the most, rather than that they were singularly unlucky.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Tin@$h3 Lif3 fo eva

whoa damn