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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

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Say Your Goodbyes

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

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Say Your Goodbyes

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

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Rip Blakers

Originally posted by cormy1:
Originally posted by bLAKERS1:

LOL, this was actually true. I logged in this morning to see I was banned for being underage.

I told 1 of my usual stupid jokes and someone asked if I was 8, I said “no, 9”. He reported me for being underage and I was banned. All very stupid, but VERY funny nonetheless.

The things they do and do not ban for are kind of puzzling, but w/e. At least now I have something to show the judge later. “See your honor, I AM underage”

NOT GUILTY!

Holy shit that is retarded.
My Facebook account was suspended for something similar, I was shit talking a character in a TV series who I hated. Apparently Facebook didn’t think that I might be referring to a fictional character and so they closed my FB account for harassment.
Never did recover it, because they required a cell-phone number to verify my existence and I didn’t have one to offer at the time. That account is no longer recoverable and I lost a shitload of crap because of it.
Don’t you love trigger happy fuckers?

And then you hear about how all the GamerGate trolls can harass on FB to their heart’s content and never even get a warning.

Pretty pathetic.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Alting like a boss

Originally posted by Shieru:

And Jose, I mention you once maybe twice a month nowadays,because I am only ever on forums approximately 1-2 times a month due to the insane load of crap that appears on the forums now.

Obviously you aren’t aware of what’s going on at all, the forums are dead. I don’t know where this “insane” activity you see is.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Post ur fav

Originally posted by Destruction98:
Originally posted by OgreSean:

why do you erase my meme there was nothing wrong with it #JealousBitchesTheseDays

Lovin that #’in skill

Female dev? lol #PatriarchyForever #ChinaMessedUpTheWholeWorldsGenderRatio

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Stop hating Darkfang

Originally posted by ManuelDevil:

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Fail.

You didn’t even bother to italicize. Kids these days.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Stop hating Darkfang

Originally posted by ladolcevita:
Originally posted by PsychoRaito:
Originally posted by ManuelDevil:

sup ecb

Mod favoritism.

where? I go kill it.

Start with the Admins

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Official Tinashe Thread

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant] If Tinashe Could Be A Card On Tyrant. What New Skill Would You Make For Her And Why?

Tinashe is the next Mariah Carey

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Tyrant] Armata vs M1 Abrams vs Merkava vs Challenger vs Leopard vs [insert Next-Gen MBT]?

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What is

Originally posted by ManuelDevil:
Originally posted by ladolcevita:
Originally posted by ManuelDevil:
Originally posted by darkfang77:
Originally posted by ManuelDevil:

I should be demodded

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / darkfang, et al ... take a deep breath before you read on

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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / darkfang, et al ... take a deep breath before you read on

Originally posted by darkfang77:

Flagged for harassing other users

Originally posted by ManuelDevil:

riportid

A year ago this thread would actually have been locked and OP permabanned

 

Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / What is the weakest, full, deck in the game?

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