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#190609 Stuff

Posted by Aluce on 21 April 2017 - 09:09 AM

I believe you mean round 2 or earlier, Fez ;)

Also, of course, the outfit is only awarded in the top prize, so you will get it only if you're Elder and the guild gets at least 9 wins.


#190564 Stuff

Posted by Aluce on 20 April 2017 - 02:16 PM

The confusion about golden gems is obvious. FuryAce thinks that we refer to the yellow coloured gems when we say "golden gems" (considering his remark about double gold).

 

This is not what we mean. :D When we say "golden gem", we refer to all gems that have a value of over 100,000. These gems show golden outlines and ornaments, similar to how gems with value between 10,000 and 99,999 have silver ornaments. And obviously, high valued gems are what every fanatic KoT player is after ;)




#190257 Global Domination II

Posted by Aluce on 13 April 2017 - 11:44 PM

TURN 5 SUMMARY

 

Segaco retreats all of his troops to his home HQ, Segatia and builds a fortress with IP.
Samad expands into #9 with two troops.
Psycho moves all of his units into the Watcher Tower (now known as Tatooine). Dan was found in slumber. Pyscho goes on to use his 10 troops from Tatooine to take over #41 and #42. He does so successfully, but barely.
Zeleven moves a fair amount of his troops to #15 and intends to attack Endor. He throws a stick of dynamite on Endor, killing the lone troop in it, before expanding into it.
Meanwhile, usb awakens and goes on an epic rampage. He moves all his troops from Corruptium to #18 - 24 of them - before slaughtering the units in #19 and #20. With 20 units adjacent to Segatia, he throws a stick of dynamite on the HQ, killing 2 of the 18 troops and destroying the fortress. A 19v16 battle ensues. Unfortunately, usb is a few armies short of wiping out Segatia. This renders both empires without a real army.
Sotherogue throws a dynamite on Roguatia, killing the lone troop in it. He moves his armies from #30 to #34 before killing the Segatian troop in #36 and securing the border. Interestingly, he does not occupy his old HQ.
Brew_Thief from Lagerly Rock decides that this is a good idea to show his dominance. With his full force, he waltzes into #24, then #25, then uses ten troops to overtake Kashyyyk with ease. He uses the remaining troops from #25 to take over #16, but runs into Zeleven's troops from the now called Shadows Cove who try to occupy the same land. A 4v14 skirmish occurs, which Brew_Thief wins, after which Brew overtakes Shadows Cove immediately as well.
After all the onslaught is over, Psycho uses a crop supply to gain bonus troops.
Brew_Thief loses one troop in each HQ he controls due to his class. This causes him to lose Lagerly Rock.
 
NOTE: There was one funny incidence of sequences of moves that were not appropriately covered in the rules (Zeleven attacked Endor, then #16, while Brew attacked #1 then Endor). I figured that the most logical and fair way to resolve this is to make the armies meet at #16. It would not have made a big difference otherwise, anyway, I think.
 
INFLUENCE POINTS
The IP changes are:
       usb + 4 (+4 from HQ)
     Samad + 6 (+4 from HQ, +2 from troops)
   Zeleven + 5 (+4 from HQ, +1 from class)
Brew_Thief +10 (+8 from HQ, +2 from troops)
    Psycho + 5 (+4 from HQ, +1 from troops)
    Segaco -16 (+4 from HQ, -20 from fortress)
DanFariasM   0
Sotherogue + 5 (+4 from HQ, +1 from troops)
The new IP values are:
       usb 32 ||||||||||||||||
     Samad 24 ||||||||||||
   Zeleven 18 ||||||||||
Brew_Thief 32 ||||||||||||||||
    Psycho 31 |||||||||||||||
    Segaco 15 |||||||
DanFariasM 14 ||||||
Sotherogue 31 |||||||||||||||
 
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#190210 getting that second save

Posted by Aluce on 12 April 2017 - 08:56 PM

I should add I was definitely more in favour of a 3-times-in-a-row procedure before Heartbeat and level 31+ traps became a thing. Everything is more of a luck and noob fest now.




#190197 Real key

Posted by Aluce on 12 April 2017 - 02:58 PM

Sounds fun, but it's not really a well-shaped idea. "New rare dungeons"? From other players, or generated in the game? New treasures? Like what? What advantages?




#190014 Sell a egg gem

Posted by Aluce on 09 April 2017 - 12:43 PM

It depends on how many eggs you have, or what you want to do with them. Personally, I hate sealing imperfect gems, so I only seal perfect eggs. This means my inventory gets clogged with eggs a lot, so I sell them.

 

If it's just for the gem value... the choice between 50 orbs and 25k gem value is easy: 50 orbs.


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#189963 Do the eggs fuse to make a super egg?

Posted by Aluce on 07 April 2017 - 11:40 PM

They don't make a "super egg" gem of any sort.

 

The colour of the gems indicate their special ability, just like all other UGs do. Green outline means it has no special effect; red means it won't break a totem tooth, and blue means it will give you 15 orbs upon completing the ritual.




#189870 How to fix 2.17

Posted by Aluce on 06 April 2017 - 10:32 PM

I like the multiplier. It incentives players to actually play the game as it is intended. And, truth to be told, the max multiplier can easily be attained even without subscription. Anyone complaining about diminished rewards due to lack of multiplier is just too lazy. You won't gain that much experience from doing the raids. You may gain one level or two, and that's just per season only.

 

Now, the throne prices I completely agree with. I sincerely hope they will be changed.




#189673 Gem Spinner is BS

Posted by Aluce on 04 April 2017 - 01:22 AM

Fatninja was totally not kidding or anything ;)




#189649 Hardcore Up

Posted by Aluce on 03 April 2017 - 08:05 AM

OH, COME ON. WHY CAN'T YOU JUST SIMPLY ASK FOR A LOG PROOF INSTEAD OF MAKING A HURRY RATING FOR MY DUNGEON! Hurry ratings, like one made by Aluce, are really bad, they might revert me to my old self, which was berserky and threaty enough.

Relax. You and you only decide whether to revert to your "old self", not us. And it is not a "hurry rating"; players like me have seen and raided thousands of dungeons, and know many patterns that are difficult, and can recognize most patterns that are not so difficult.

 

And anyway... why did you make this thread, if the only feedback you would be interested in is in favour of your prepossessed opinion? I see no reason to keep this thread open for discussion anymore.




#189460 HAXORS EVERYWHERE

Posted by Aluce on 30 March 2017 - 08:34 PM

It is not a hack, it is a replay bug. It is not even the thief that reaches the totem.

 

There are several known bugs associated with replays. They are most common when gang is used, or when there's a fly, homing cannon or gravity switch in play. That is not the case here, but replay bugs are known to occur sometimes even in ordinary bases like these.




#189325 Global Domination II

Posted by Aluce on 29 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

All right guys, the classes have been chosen. They are:
         Player Class        HQ
     Sotherogue (Diplomat)   Roguatia
     DanFariasM (Merchant)   Watcher Tower
            USB (Diplomat)   Corruptium
         Segaco (Negotiator) Segatia
         Psycho (Merchant)   Kashyyyk
          Samad (Oppressor)  Toxic Island
     Brew_Thief (Pacifist)   Lagerly Rock
King of Eterity (Oppressor)  Empire Eterity
         Oliver (Pacifist)   Zombie Penguin Igloo
        Zeleven (Negotiator) The Dark Mountain
The map has been updated with the default amount of units each player starts with: 6. Ordinary land units will be in a black circle.
At the start of your first turn, you will all gain 3 additional troops, so you will have 9 to maneuver with. You may expand in all available directions, and as deep as you want. It is even possible to attack other player's HQs right away, if you so desire (although I would not recommend it).
 
Remember: each of you has 3 diamonds which must all be spent during the first turn. (Sotherogue has an extra diamond.) They can be spent for the four resources that I mentioned in the OP. Specify these along with your moves.
 
Those of you whom have conversed with me about this game in PM already, please use the same conversation for your moves. It avoids clutter in my inbox. Thanks :D
 
NOTE: There was a slight change in the bonus troops obtained when controlling a large amount of territories. Given the limited space and many players, the rule for gaining a bonus troop for controlling a lot of territories is a bit different. In essence, the rule is the same, except I will consider as if you had three extra territories.
This means that you will receive 4 troops (instead of 3) as soon as you control 9 lands, you will receive 5 troops as soon as you control 12, and so forth.
 
NOTE: When you activate a truce treaty, it is still possible to expand into empty territory, as this not an attack on another player. However, if another player tries to expand into the same empty territory, then neither expansion will occur, and the skirmish that would normally happen won't occur either. So the troops that were supposed to move there, would instead stay in whatever land they were stationed at.
 
NOTE: Please feel free to give your empire or yourself a description or some lore. It will help shape the world! I will add valuable information to the OP.
 
Hereby I will start the first Turn! This first turn will last maximally until the midnight between April 1st and 2nd, my time; the time control is essentially the same as previous game.
 
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#189283 Hamburglar at War

Posted by Aluce on 28 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

No updates?




#189044 Global Domination

Posted by Aluce on 26 March 2017 - 12:31 AM

The new incarnation of this game is official. It can be found here :)




#189030 Global Domination II

Posted by Aluce on 25 March 2017 - 11:25 PM

Good evening, fellow thieves.

 

It was a dark night, that night. The King of Thieves adjusted his position on his throne. It was made of solid gold, and other precious metals, with plenty of cushion made of the finest materials. It was stolen. Taken. Only three days prior, the great Lord Rastin was merely... a lord. But with great power, he argued, should come great responsibility. And for that reason, he overthrew the previous King. Bending the world to his will, he transformed the former King's most loyal servant into a ghost, casting him into a different, dark world, leaving nobody able to intervene.

He had stolen many goods. Raided many homes, and taken their valuables. Among them, his most precious set of items, were three crystal clear diamonds, worth probably most of his other jewelry combined.

But, he knew, others would come, and attempt to claim the throne. Others, from other lands. And for that reason, he decided, it was necessary to conquer the other lands. Become King of more than one land. He had to become King of every land.

 

In his endless greed and recklessness, Lord Rastin's empire soon fell to the hands of many other thieves, and his life took a miserable turn. Betrayed and overturned by his people, he bit the dust, and his kingdom had to make way to other, new ones. Mighty, prosperous ones, ready to do what ever it takes to claim as much power as possible, to rule what they believe must be theirs. These rulers are the governors of Global Domination.

 

This is the second incarnation of Global Domination. Many of its mechanics will be the same as the previous game, which can be found here. In particular, the spawning, movement and battling mechanics for units will be identical. And, much like the previous game, technology will be limited at first.

 

Start of the Game

The beginning of the game includes a mechanic called classes. Please read carefully.

-- Before the start of the first Turn, nobody occupies any land. There are only empty lands, indicated in white on the map.

-- Players may join the game by posting here and mentioning their preferred starting location. This is one unoccupied territory of choice, so long as it does not border directly against another player's starting location.

-- When starting, each player automatically obtains a Headquarter which will be placed at their starting location. In addition, each player begins with 6 ordinary troops to begin.

-- Until the game starts, players are allowed to change their mind about their starting position. However, when the first turn starts in which they are present, the position and the HQ are fixed.

-- This version of the game is intended for precisely 10 players. The game will not start before there are ten players, and no more players can join afterwards, unless (perhaps) a player becomes fully eliminated.

-- After all ten players are known, the previous game's winner, Sotherogue, will determine in which order the players may pick their class. There are five total classes. Each class may be chosen at most two times! Therefore, the last player to take a class will be left without choice.

-- Players will have enough time to change their starting location based on the class they chose, before the first Turn starts.

-- Each class has a certain perk. These perks are as follows:

 

1. DIPLOMAT

You may propose ALLIANCE or PEACE, or declare WAR to any other player. (By default, players are at PEACE.) An ALLIANCE requires the agreement of the other player in the same turn before it is accepted. When declaring WAR on or proposing PEACE to another player, its effects will only start in the next turn.
Militaristic relationship with the other players is as follows:
 - Two ALLIED players will have an attack:defense troop loss ratio of 4:2 instead of the conventional 3:2.
 - When at WAR, both players will see a troop loss ratio of 2:2 (an eye for an eye).
The person holding this power is able to retract an ALLIANCE or WAR at any time, if it has been in effect for at least one complete turn. Other players cannot do this.

 

2. PACIFIST
If you have not attacked any other player, have not expanded into any empty territory, and none of your territories have been overtaken by another player, then you will gain two additional troop in each HQ you control at the end of the turn. However, if you have attacked any other player, then you will lose one troop in each HQ you control at the end of your turn. (If neither situation occurs, nothing happens.)

 

3. OPPRESSOR

If you have overtaken another player's territory this turn, then you will gain two additional troops in each HQ you control at the end of the turn. However, if you have not overtaken another player's territory, and you have not expanded into any empty territory, then you will lose one troop in each HQ you control at the end of your turn. (If neither situation occurs, nothing happens.)

 

4. NEGOTIATOR

For each 4 IP you gained at the end of your turn, you are awarded an extra IP. These bonus IP do not stack onto each other (so if you gained 16 IP normally, you would get 4 bonus IP and not 5).

 

5. MERCHANT

You may make any trade of movable in-game items and units from any of your territories to any neighbouring territory belonging to another player, and that player to you, if that other player agrees to the same trade.
 - You may do this indefinitely often per turn, with any amount of players and territories, as long as supply is sufficient and the trading target territories are adjacent to the origin territories you trade from.
 - If the other player(s) propose a different trade than you, then neither trade will occur.
 - I will not disclose any party what trade they sent to me in their moves.
 - After the trade is complete, any units sent into another player's territory will become theirs, and any units they send into yours will become yours.
 - STASH items, diamonds, and other player-wide consumables and items (see below) can be used in a trade as well (they are considered present globally "in each territory").
 
-- In addition to the factions, each player will start with a certain amount of treasure: 3 diamonds. However, Sotherogue, as the winner of the previous game, will have one extra diamond. At the start of the game, these diamonds can be traded to me (the host) for secret STASH. If you do not spend these initial diamonds, any remaining ones will be lost, so please use them all. However, more diamonds might be obtainable throughout the game (with missions)... maybe. If so, earned/acquired/traded diamonds will stay indefinitely until spent.
-- The contents of player's stashes will not be made public.
-- The secret bonuses for your STASH are:
 
A. DYNAMITE: Costs 1 diamond each. A dynamite can be used on command to bombard any adjacent enemy territory to deal an instant damage equivalent of 4 troops. If the target territory contains a fortress, then the fortress is destroyed at once and 2 troops are killed immediately. This action counts as an attack.
B. CROP SUPPLY: Costs 1 diamond each. Employed at the end of your turn (after battle phase), every territory you own will gain one additional troop.
C. TRUCE TREATY: Costs 1 diamond each. When used, any attacks to and from your territories will not occur that turn.
D. SPY: Costs 1 diamond each. When used, you may send a spy into any player's headquarters. That spy will report back to you exactly which items are in that player's STASH. That other player will not be informed about this.

 

Movement

Movement is identical to the previous game. If you participated in it, there is no need to read through this section. New players, please read carefully.

-- Players can send me orders each turn. All orders from all players will be executed simultaneously!

-- Send me all your orders (except the wish to join the game) strictly in private! They are a secret, until they are executed. When the turn is processed, I will post all orders and the development of the board. Of course, please do speculate and discuss in this thread, form alliances, and more. You may even post your orders here, but I won't accept them; I only accept orders sent to me privately (in PM here or on Telegram (@Alucen)).

-- A turn will last at most 3 days. That is, if there is a player whom I haven't received orders from yet, I will wait until 3 days since the last turn. After that, the game will continue. However, if every participant has already given orders, I may start the next turn early to speed up the game a bit.

-- An order will consist of a series of movements from players. A turn consists of the following:

Part 1. Each player will obtain new armies. The total amount of new armies is equal to the amount of territories owned, divided by 3, rounded down, and with a bonus of 1, but with a minimum of 3 armies per turn (much like in ordinary Risk). For example, if you have 7 lands, you will get 3 troops, but if you have 9 lands, you will get 4, and if you have 16 lands you will get 6. These armies will spawn in Headquarters that the player controls. If a player controls more than one Headquarter, he may distribute them at will over them. If no distribution is specified, I will assume all armies spawn at the player's longest controlled HQ (usually the starting position). If the player controls no HQ, then the troops can spawn in a territory that the player controls the longest. If a player controls no territories, he will gain no new troops.

Part 2. Each player may move their units. There are three types of movements:

A: (Expansion) you may move units from a territory you control to a neighbouring territory you don't control. Hereby you make it your territory. If another player controls it, or tries to move into it at the same time as you, a battle starts! This process is described below.

B: (Distribution) You may move units from Headquarters to any connected territories you control freely.

C: (Relocation) You may move any amount of units from one (non-Headquarter) territory to one other territory that you already controlled at the start of the turn, of course as long as origin and target territories are connected in some way by territories that you control.

 

During the whole movement process, each territory you control must have at least one army in it at all times.

You may issue these commands in any order, but the reposition may only occur once per turn. If you forget to give any orders during a turn, then no armies will be moved, and you will obtain your new armies at the Headquarter you have under control the longest (so usually your starting position).

 

NOTE: You may move as many units to as many locations as you wish within one turn! There is no limit to the amount of orders you send me. As long as there is only one relocation order at most.

NOTE: When sending me your orders, it is sufficient to simply specify army count, origin territory and target territory. No need to specify movement type. If the movement is not allowed for some reason, I will tell you why.

NOTE: All movements which do not cause battles are performed before any battle takes place. (This rule may influence battle outcomes!)

NOTE: If there is a chain of invasions (e.g. one player moves from A to B, another from B to C, and another from C to D) then the chain is processed in reverse order from D to A. So, the attack from C to D comes first. This order is consistent with the case where the move from C to D was not an invasion but just an expansion.

NOTE: In case of a closed loop (one player moves from A to B, another from B to C, and another from C to A) then whoever sent me their movements first wins the tie-breaker and his moves are executed first. From there on, the loop is processed in reverse order like in the above rule. (Note that coming in first with the moves does not necessarily mean it is beneficial, or not, so it is really just a way to make sure the game is deterministic.)

NOTE: If two territories attack each other, it will be considered a skirmish and both players will lose an equal amount of troops. If one party has remaining troops that he wished to attack with, then his invasion will continue on after the skirmish finishes.

NOTE: Moves that don't cause a battle are always performed before battles. So, if a player moves 9 out of 10 units from A to an empty territory B, and another player comes setting in with 6 armies from C to attack A, then there will only be 1 defender left, and territory A will be overtaken.

NOTE: You may continue expanding from a territory you expanded to this turn (so, you may expand two territories "deep" within one turn). However, if the first expansion does not succeed (due to a skirmish leading to failure) then the order for further expansion will be ignored.

 

Battles

The battles are identical to the previous game. If you participated in it, there is no need to read through this section. New players, please read carefully. (The only change is the ability to rejoin after complete elimination.)

As specified above, a battle may occur if two or more players try to occupy the same territory in one turn. There are two possible scenarios:

A: (Skirmish) At least two players attempt to move into the same unoccupied territory: Whoever is moving the most armies wins the battle, and occupies the territory. The losing player(s) lose all the armies that they attempted to move into the territory. The winning player loses an amount of armies equal to the maximum of what the other player(s) lost (so it's a 1:1 ratio). If there is a tie for the winner, then all tied players lose all their armies and the territory remains unoccupied!

B: (Invasion) One player attempts to invade a territory occupied by another player: Since the territory is already occupied, the player who controls it is automatically able to defend their position. As long as the attacker has at least 3 troops and the defender has 2 troops, then the attacker loses 3 for each 2 troops defeated (so a 3:2 ratio). If either the amount of attacking or defending troops is lower, then both armies lose equal amount of troops until at least one of them is completely eliminated. In case of a tie, both armies are completely defeated and the territory becomes neutral. Examples of attacks:

att.  def.  results
1     1     both lose their troop
2     1     attacker has 1 troop remaining and occupies the new territory
3     1     attacker has 2 troops remaining
2     2     both lose all troops
3     2     both lose all troops
4     2     3:2 subtracted first; attacker wins with 1 troop remaining
5     2     3:2 subtracted first; attacker wins with 2 troops remaining
5     3     3:2 subtracted first, leaves 2v1; attacker wins with 1 troop remaining
20    9     3:2 subtracted four times, leaving 8v1; attacker wins with

NOTE: There may be modifiers that change this rule. For example, a diplomat who has declared war on another player will have different ratios of attack.

 

Influence Points

Players obtain influence points at the end of each turn (after all orders are executed) by the following rule:

1. Armies: for each 10 armies that you own on the world map, you will gain one influence point.

2. Headquartersfor each Headquarter that you control, you will gain four influence points.

This means that, at the end of the very first turn, when the players spawn, they will immediately get four points. Then, if they save up armies for two turns without losing any (passing the 10 mark) and without losing their HQ they will start getting five points per turn.

3. Missions: many missions will provide bonus Influence Points after completion.

IP may be used to build certain constructs or force other certain events, and are the main source of scoring, besides map presence.


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