Recent posts by abacusdog on Kongregate

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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / getting rid of cycle of rebirth quest

Worked like a charm, TY. (Sorry Shan, never got around to pestering the CS folks).

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / getting rid of cycle of rebirth quest

yea, how do I do it? I’ve turned it down, but it won’t go away. In fact I’ve turned it down now over 5 times. I hate seeing it there. Any ideas?

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Lag/poor performances issues

Just as any FYI for those new players on any platform. Disruptorbeam has been incredibly responsive and responsible with their maintenance, communication, and support. They may stumble every now and again, but they work fairly hard and consistently at it and major things get addressed very quickly. Yes, that means that minor things can drag for a while, but unplayablility generally is NOT an issue for more than very very short periods of time.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Noooo

I know Shan.. Nothing but love for ya’ll…

At least until my make believe online fantasy sensibilities are insulted, then I’ll flame and lecture you incessantly about best business practices, programming, and profitability!

… oh wait, that’s the trolls; not me :-)

PS. What’s my window of opportunity to report (make a ticket) about losing 2 gold on refreshing the market? Errr…. it doesn’t. In fact, it even took the 8 items and made them only 4 (last 4 of the 8). I knew it was bonehead when I did it, but darn, that 2 gold was just itching to be spent!

(this was yesterday)

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Noooo

Didn’t get fixed Shan. AND it broke seals. If you clear your cache (hoping to get back your old SS arrangement), none of the craftable seals recognize their building components any longer.. Sigh…

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Noooo

First time ever, my SS-s got re-arranged… fix this!

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Why Bother?

I get where your coming from to a large extent I think. I’ll touch on your points if only to give you some feedback, but my issues are more akin to this being more of a sim-thrones building game vs. more of a strategy / fight other house sort of game. If you’re the type on other MMO’s that get folks saying “hey, don’t attack me so much” and your response is “if you want to play simcity, play simcity”, than maybe this just isn’t for you? I’m sorta halfway in between myself.

1) On Crafting/Production: I find that I can produce better items than I can “win”. But I can also buy pretty good items with silver every once in a while. I will say the game mechanic seems to give you better builds without red gems though. I guess they treat it as a “critical hit”. Giving yourself +50% with a red gem seems to give you more hits, but the critical hit is a smaller percentage of the “hit” range if that makes sense. I don’t think they intend for you to sell your crafting items. Silver isn’t hard to get anyway.

2) On SS’ and random values rolled: Very annoying. The boons that don’t add to the base value (as in add ONLY a percentage) don’t seem to have any affect at all. They need to fix that. I’m getting 90% rolls or higher at least 75% of the time; but maybe I’m only 66% sure of that :-).

3) On timers for the SS adventures: The lag seems to be much worse on slower machines. I play from two ’puters, one much slower than the other and the slower one seems to run at about 25% lag (real time to timer) while the faster one is only running a 5% lag. Instead of clicking each SS to update, I just reload the game and that fixes all of them simultaneously.

Honestly, my biggest issue is the limitations on AvA. There must be 3,000 or so alliances. Maybe 50 or so will get some extra seals. That means 2,950 get just the participation seal. I’ve seen some pretty viscous AvA wars at the 50-100 ranking in some of the regions, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s pointless. As I told one alliance leader: We’re pounding each other daily, and yet we’re not really hurting each other NOR will it end up earning us some reward better than what we’d get without the war. I mean, I can personally initiation 3,000 – 5,000 individual alliance actions over the course of 30 days, and it doesn’t earn me a single thing more than 1 individual action would. Well, maybe spoils for the three quests, but those items are very very lackluster.

If they initiated a 1% drop on AvA actions from the “Store item generator”, that would go a very long way inho. Sure, 90% of them bite, but every once in a while that could be a gem.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Questions about game problems

Seals are not properly interacting with items. Replacing a seal often times deducts the old seal and fails to add the new seal. Worse, sometimes a seal with a “broad” bonus like battle or trade actually REPLACES the underlying bonus of the item altogether.

For example, I replaced a seal on a +7 to all defense with one of the new seals (like +2 to all battle defenses) and I LOST the +7 to all defense bonus on my main character. No, reloading or refreshing cookies doesn’t fix it.

I’ve actually gotten WORSE over the last week due to this. In short, Seals are what makes experienced players better (and therefore coming back again and again). Now they make us worse. So… err.. maybe this should be a priority before good players rage quit?

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / I know this might be conformation bias but... SS, why do you fail?

Oh, get used to it. It happens to me all the time, although I don’t know why.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent: General (Westeros Discussion) / Build Notes - September 4, 2013

I don’t see it in the build notes or known bugs, but after this build, (and refreshing my cache), shop/gear no longer shows new gear at the hour. The timer still works for gear dropping off, but no new gear. It did show 6 variable items in the morning, which leads me to believe that after the last one drops off, all 6 show up (but I’ve not confirmed that). Basically, you get 6 items, then 5, then 4, etc and no replacements.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] New Upgrades and Bug Fixes

Originally posted by DaWayne33:
Originally posted by abacusdog:

Can’t get in. Losing 5 Warbonds in the Worldship match. GRRRRRR… Had a NICE deck with a sweet legendary.. played once.. freak loss… now I’m 0-1 and I can’t get in.

You earn a “wag of my finger” :-)

Try clearing your cache, we are looking into these issues that are causing this in the first place.

It worked, and my “awesome” deck is now 0-5.. not so awesome apparently. Thanks for the response.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] New Upgrades and Bug Fixes

Can’t get in. Losing 5 Warbonds in the Worldship match. GRRRRRR… Had a NICE deck with a sweet legendary.. played once.. freak loss… now I’m 0-1 and I can’t get in.

You earn a “wag of my finger” :-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Legacy of Heroes] Draft Reports - Official

Draft ID: 67775
IGN: Gingersnap

Server crashed 20:50: was in last match of the 4. No ranks given

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / stinger fixed / sa7 still 2 hit

Yes. (Pardon the 2 month delay, got stuck playing xcom :-))

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / stinger fixed / sa7 still 2 hit

Still not fixed.. I’ll stop asking if someone from the team can just acknowledge it :-)

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / stinger fixed / sa7 still 2 hit

come on.. fix it.. you know you want to…. :-)

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / stinger fixed / sa7 still 2 hit

Originally posted by Skyalice:

but you could just use the suggestions threads?
And thank you haha

Errrr, yea.. and I did post there twice.. but it was over a week ago and it isn’t fixed. This way, the Devs don’t have to search :-).

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / stinger fixed / sa7 still 2 hit

Originally posted by Skyalice:

Arrr why do people make new threads when there is already similar one there!?

Cuz I still cant find it. You don’t mean the RPG7 thread, cuz, ya know there’s a difference (I have faith in you).

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / stinger fixed / sa7 still 2 hit

please fix.. thanks!

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / A list of suggestions.

Originally posted by MT21:
Originally posted by abacusdog:

As it is, Copter Jocks are darn annoying. Being able to down them with 1 shot was my only saving grace on Sand Storm. Now with 2 shots, I’m usually dead long before I can track my 2nd missile manually. It’s very common to see the good Copter Jocks with a 15-2 kill ratio or more. Please make stingers and SA9’s one shot again. If you want to make them weaker when they have rocket cam, that’s cool, but darn.. I feel like a noob all over again.

I mailed them in game about that because the only guns i use are my RPG and Stinger and i was pretty annoyed when they took 3 hits and 2 hits to down helis. They’re fixed as of last friday, i tried.

Hey MT21, I haven’t played in a while, but last night, still 2 hits with my SA7. Any idea’s? I’m now also getting an issue where the SA7 becomes invisible after the first reload. I can still use it, it’s just gone. I did clear my cache etc… I’ll probably put this down for a few more weeks and come back to see if they fixed it all. I’m also having huge issues where the smoke trails for my SA7 actually BLOCK my aim.

But hey, XCOM comes out next week :-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Monsters' Den Chronicles] Save inventory fix instructions

I am re- posting this from the “serious problem” post. Garin, you actually posted it and it WORKS. The link:

Step 1: Download and install flashplayer 11.4.402.278 from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Step 2: In chrome, type chrome://plugins as you “webpage”

Step 3: you will see two different shockwave flash plugins listed. Click the “disable” hyperlink for the 1st one, version 11.3.31.xxx. Click the “enable” hyperlink for the 2nd one, version 11.4.402.278.

That’s it. The saves will now go back to where they belong and the whole “pepper” thing is gone.

For graphical instructions, I’ll repost Garmin’s original link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bGAz462cHSpKR5DRo9gg-_F-HzZoskf8ehYKSU9KXUI/edit?pli=1

This 100% worked for me on October 1st. I still export my file when I’m done playing because I do use ccleaner. ccleaner will destroy the flash save files unless you export your save.

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / A list of suggestions.

Thanks MT.. I hadn’t been on since Friday. I’m sure it’s fixed. And Lump.. hehehehe… you are the most annoying/best at it :-).. With much love of course.. you’re just a copter beast.. no exploit, no cheat, just waaaaay good.. Yes, frustratingly :-)

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / A list of suggestions.

Originally posted by abacusdog:

I have two.

1) Lots of talk about rocket cam. How about making rockets be 25% weaker (75% of normal strength) to account for the telemetry of the rocket cam. That way, it would take 2 hits to down a copter. It’s a compromise.

Oh man.. be careful of what you suggest. Hey guys.. I meant rockets WITH rocket cam should be 75% strength. Now my hand held guided missiles suddenly take 2 hits to down a copter when for 4 months they took one hit. In short, did you make my SA9 weaker????

As it is, Copter Jocks are darn annoying. Being able to down them with 1 shot was my only saving grace on Sand Storm. Now with 2 shots, I’m usually dead long before I can track my 2nd missile manually. It’s very common to see the good Copter Jocks with a 15-2 kill ratio or more. Please make stingers and SA9’s one shot again. If you want to make them weaker when they have rocket cam, that’s cool, but darn.. I feel like a noob all over again.

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / Game play problems with new update

Have to agree with Delando. The 50cal nerf is overwhelming. I feel like I’m shooting spitballs.

Also, I too have had major lag now on Sandstorm. It seems worse if I use a vehicle, even after I exit it. If I stay on foot it seems much better, but either way it slowly builds up. Could that be a memory leak? The longer I play, the worse it gets?

Clearly, I don’t write code, but I did stay at a Red Roof Inn once. Just trying to help :-)

 
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Topic: Red Crucible / Big new update finally here

M202A1? Really? Incendiary rockets? Wow. The new guns are fine, but this one is going to require some mechanics changes. Will something take “burn” damage? Will we see folks running around on fire?

Cool.