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  1. 20 points
    Smashing Gnat

    Gnat's Defence Clinic

    Please put any questions you have about defence in this thread. The answer to all questions is: "Defence is futile, you're going to get Conrammed anyway."
  2. 19 points
    We need a good topic for a fight, but something new. Hmmm???? I can't think of anything new, but let's recap some of the good ones; 1- player X spending a load of cash to get to the top of the leader board. .a) is it cheating? is it fair to players that can't? .b) is he really skilled or just buying wins? 2- alliance X having moderators and/or devs on their team. a) do they have an unfair advantage? do they get inside info? .b) are mods compensated in any way for dealing with all us knuckleheads? 3- know-it-all's. a) do your biosolids really not stink? .b) how can your head hold so much brilliance? c) I agree! No one else's opinion besides yours is worth a dime. 4- Heroes a) too powerful? Or just awesome .b) is it cheating to buy the same hero over and over or just a sign of an unskilled player? AND FINALLY......One of the best topics for a forum fight..... 5) Your Momma!!!! Oops.... I forgot some more.... 6) RAGE QUITS (I miss these..they still happen, but don't have the same flare) 7) multiple accounts and ways to use them to an advantage 8) donating troops to one's self 9) staying online more than 8 hours 10) Auto clickers 11) multiple sub-alliances etc., etc., etc........
  3. 17 points
    I don't have access to the numbers. But I can tell you what I am seeing. And from what I am seeing, the game is alive and has the same potential as 3 years ago. Maybe @Baroness Von Panda can confirm this. What I'm seeing? 2.5 years ago there were 4 active Bulgarian alliances with around 200 active players ( Bulgaria is a small country ). Now there are a little more than 200 active players in 6 active alliances. Yes, a lot of old players left the game, but there are also new players. Yes, a lot of players left the game, but who the h*** should play a game for so long. It's not healthy or recommended. Only crazy people like me can play for so long. There is no content. Of course there will not be. The hole business with MMO games is in stagnation and it is normally that the Devs are waiting. All similar games are losing popularity, but Castle siege is different story !!! @Baroness Von Panda, Tell these feudal old men from Microsoft that they will be wrong if they stop developing the game.
  4. 16 points
    recycle ar

    OK since there are no new things

    This was the most productive thread I've read in awhile. Some helpful suggestions and a response from the team! Hang in there Madam Panda! You'll find something to do with all our wood!!!
  5. 16 points
    There are no more trees available, as they have all been chopped down to create rams.
  6. 16 points
    I don't know about the rest of the Age10's but as for me... I have to catch the spies... can't leave them running about in my empire, so i log in and chuck cavalry into my dead alliance's watch signals everyday... Definately no social platform there. Chat is over a week old now
  7. 15 points
    Smashing Gnat

    Gnat's Defence Clinic

    Could the honourable gentleman please refer to the answer in the originating post.
  8. 15 points
    Baroness Von Panda

    Groundhog Day Revenge

    Someone noticed! Yes, this is a thing. When I found out just how long this had been going on, I pushed pretty hard for it. You should be able to Revenge each attack you get! So, you'll find that the Revenge buttons all stay active until you've completed all possible Revenges on that player, or they get pushed off your list. So if you have 2 changes to Revenge on someone, both buttons will remain active until you've completed both Revenges. Hope this clears it up a bit! If anyone finds they still aren't able to Revenge multiple attacks, let me know.
  9. 15 points
    Over 13k is quite and accomplishment and @RealQuebec45231 has done and amazing job Under the new system, a few on this forum have been over 13k, including @Treasure Hunter, @Bailey2821, @Septerror43, @RangerHMS ,@recycle ar (I think all those guys have been over 13.3k at least) and others that I'm forgetting now That said, the crown record under the current system goes to @lilanthe who somehow managed to hit 15201 crowns back in Nov 2016.
  10. 15 points
    For me its pretty simple really. Brace the walls is better. The time delay causes far more problems for the attacker. An experienced attacker will avoid the keep as long as possible cos its a waste of time to attack it... rather go for towers. If its a newbie/moron/noob etc. it wont really matter cos they will probably only get one star anyway The higher your crowns... the more you notice how much more effective Brace is Only place for STA is with tributes or perhaps semi tributes.... where newbie/moron/noob etc. are liable to attack the keep first then the reduced gh deploy time can be a real handful especially if a well placed WS goes off when troops get near the keep. I used STA and a full on tribute from age9 onward whenever i was building and upgrading because it is resource and pt efficient. That said... If you have any significant number of crowns (3k up)... chances are you will be Conrammed to h.ell anyway so which boost doesn't really matter apologies in advance to any newbie/moron/noob who i may offend... It wasn't my intention... well maybe just a little bit
  11. 14 points
    Smashing Gnat

    Gnat's Defence Clinic

    Thank you very much for asking this question Bailey. I have had to ponder on this for some considerable time. I suggest you create 6 long walls, one behind the other with a gap between, perpendicular to the attackers line of approach. This should / may prevent the little super human troops from ransacking your keep. It will leave your rear hanging out in the breeze but maybe the attacker won't notice. Good luck. No, the purpose of your defence is to provide a source of bitterness and disappointment everytime you log in. My defence has been spectacularly successful in this regard.
  12. 14 points
    Septerror43

    CS Hero Sightings

    If you see any CS Hero's out there... please post them here... I saw Belisarius on the beach the other day... Maslama.... Check out Rurik... LMAO this is the one that gave me the idea for the thread Complete with yellow bee costume.
  13. 14 points
    2 out of 3 battles. I still use him on the 3rd combo. Not using him at all would be like trying to hunt a deer with spit balls when you own a gun.
  14. 14 points
    You are more than correct with this statement. There is a lot of glory being emp of a great alliance. But the responsibility is overwhelming sometimes. You have to possess certain talents to do it correctly. Here is just a few traits that I think that you need to possess. skills in the game---You don't have to a great player but you have to know the game well enough to know when someone is doing it wrong or right. Many of the best players are great teammates but are not good emperor material. ability to listen encourager peacemaker hatchet guy---No matter how much you like someone, there are times when you need to cut, plain and simple. decision maker discernment the ability to challenge and be challenged a sense of humor delegator and as you said a whole lot of patience Many could be great emps but don't have the time it takes. It is no fault of theirs it is just a reality of family and work responsibilities. And that has to come first not a game. Others have time but not the skills. Most everyone wants the glory. But truly there is no glory in an alliance that is not willing to work as a team or even work at all. But what I have found to be my greatest asset is having someone to help. That is where delegation and discernment is important. You need to delegate some of the responsibilities. You cannot do it all by yourself and you need to know who you can trust to do it. This is why I have asked that we have a step between Emp and Lord. (It's on the suggestion thread.) I would be amiss to not mention my greatest asset at Old Knights right here though. OK would not be a leaderboard alliance if it were not for @east puppet. You guys may give him a hard time and rightfully so most of the time, but, I could not do it without him. I also have several Lords that are great with helping me in decision making. I don't want to try and name them because I would forget someone and it may hurt ones feelings. But they know who they are cause I bug them with messages all the time. And the ability to know who you can trust outside of your alliance is crucial as well. If you seek advise from or trust the wrong person, it can kill your alliance. I know I am not the best at all of these traits and I also know I have not named them all. But if you do not possess at least most of these qualities, you are not good emp material. And as @Chuggles22said if you have never been in an alliance, you have no business really of leading one. And I will go a step farther and say if you have never had a good emp, you will not know how to be a good emp. This is where I need to give @Medieval Paul some credit. I learned how to do it right by picking the right alliance to begin with. I really hope most emps find this thread or at least we can take the good suggestions here and pin them for emps to read. It is important as @Wicken Wonder wonder said to create better alliances. But not sure you can really make an emperor. You just need to discover who is capable of doing it. Because to have a great alliance no matter if it is leaderboard or not requires the right person for the job.
  15. 14 points
    angel9m9

    The game is alive more than ever

    It is true that in our alliance group new players come in every week. The problem I see is that active and passionate gamblers abandon the game, in their vast majority, as late in age VI or VII. As emperor, to be forming players in this complex game, so that when they can start contributing something to the alliance, they leave the game, it is a sign that they have already known how the game is in truth, and they see all their enormous limitations and deficiencies, lack of care of the game, the big details and the small ones. Yes, this game apparently will never die. For me, the game already died two years ago, when it was possible to verify the enormous divergence between the wonderful proposals of the fellow members of the forum and the lack of receptivity of Microsoft and the developers of the game. This problem is not of now, we spent more than 2 years dragging it. Some proposed ideas have a zero development cost, @Baroness Von Panda notes suggestions, but never executed. So the more impossible it is, if they also cost a certain amount of development time. With the added danger of damaging details that worked, because there has never been a quality control in each of the updates of the past.
  16. 14 points
    You still need to work on your screenshots. I can barely make out the guy in 5th. Too many age 5s blocking the view.
  17. 14 points
    Wicked Wulf

    Hello Peeps !! :-))

    So how are you doing? Hope life is treating you well & your having fun. Just a note to say hello to all & Hope you are having a great day lol Wulf :-))
  18. 13 points
    Maybe this is a good refresher Im thinking this thread should be renamed to Who can’t win with Conrad. Thank you @east puppet for your hilarity.
  19. 13 points
    PleasedClown463

    Gnat's Defence Clinic

    If we put chain link in the de fence would that help?
  20. 13 points
    Last time I saw you take on a tribute, you had Conrad, and you still lost . Next time I watch one of your attacks, I'll make a video of it to remind you
  21. 13 points
  22. 13 points
    @zorci, There are 2 possible ways to win. Either the keep is destroyed or if an attacker gets at least 50% of your resources, then they also can win. You get 1 star for the keep and 1 star for at least 50% of the resources and then you can gain a 3rd star if you get everything which is 100%. That is why it is important to keep your resource collection buildings as protected as possible. They make up the largest percentage of you battle. If you have your lumberyards, silos, and storehouse easy to access, then many will just grab your resources for an easy win with just 1 star. I just watched that last attack and the attacker got 42% of your resources from those buildings on the outside of your walls. Then he just punched 2 holes in the walls and took what else he needed to get the 50%. You need to set up a better defense to keep others from doing that.
  23. 13 points
    I was asked to try and make this a pin worthy thread. So in an effort to do so, how about we get some other tips from a few emps with successful alliances. @Wicked Wulfs thread that was pinned a while ago was important information for people seeking an alliance. But it was also useful information to share here. So check out what she, Chuggs, & William said here: Also this is what I suggested about adding a Duke position that SF mentioned earlier. There needs to be a better classification system in the alliance. The emperor needs some help and there needs to be a lowest level where the individual cannot give WS troops until they learn the alliance and the rules better. So this is my suggestion: Emperor---same duties as always Duke---same duties as Emperor but cannot change name or logo of alliance, cannot promote or demote, and cannot kick emperor. This will help especially when the wonder needs to be changed or when the alliance settings need to be changed to request, etc. This would also help if an emperor needs a vacation or becomes inactive for some reason. After the 30 days, the duke or a lord could petition to have the emperor removed same as always. Lord---same duties as always Knight---same duties as current nobles Squire---this classification is for the newbies in the alliance. A squire cannot give WS troops. Gives the player time to get to know the alliance and learn the rules. This also stops anyone from entering the alliance and filling the WS and giving unwanted troops. I have had trolls do this in my alliance on a couple of occasions and probably every emp here has dealt with it at one time or another. I think there also needs to be a toggle in the alliance settings where you can choose which troops and age that is acceptable to be donated. However, if you just fixed the classification system like that above, it would keep the conflict to a minimum. One last thing that needs to be fixed with the WS troops is that the duke or emperor can scrub any unwanted troops from a WS. If you gave this ability to everyone, many would abuse it just to get maxed troops when a lower level would be sufficient for their age. Just giving that ability to a duke or emp would help out tremendously. And @Kicho has passionately asked for a fix to the alliance search many times which is what @EvaD said earlier as well. If the alliance search is not fixed, players will never be able to find the right alliance. All they have to lean on is looking at the leaderboard. If anyone else has some tips, please share. Thank you @Wicken Wonderfor starting a conversation that needed attention here. If I get my 2 Duke spots, you can have 1 but you're not getting my spot.
  24. 13 points
    Man, if you thought that was provocative, I'm real glad I didn't use the pictures of some of the other panda outfits I found.
  25. 13 points
    east puppet

    OK since there are no new things

    I remember back in the ol day when AR and Skh would sit around the campfire and talk attack strategy and sword fight AR was kinda handicapped cause Skh took a class of fencing but AR said his sword was longer
  26. 13 points
    Sorry AbsoluteNoob I'm not asking Robey anything anymore but I would like to know if your age 10 fully upgraded do you attack anymore or just use this game as a social platform? Maybe just donate troops to others? I just chat most of the time and ram rush somebody every now and then or do a no hero on a turkey Still looking for Bailey and Mali to beat up I have found it kinda fun joining other alliances helping get wonders done, at least its something you can do with your resources If someone was actually working on this game why couldn't they give the people that are maxxed out something to do? OK your age 10 thank you we don't need you to play anymore is what they are saying
  27. 13 points
    So, the Russians have done what the devs either weren't willing or able to do.
  28. 13 points
    Scythian Fury

    Cheating again

    This player is using the Reserve Force boost, that is what the tent with the golden arrow to the right of his troops means, it gives you 6 more units once all the troops you brought with you have been killed. 15 rams=30, 14 cavs=28, 5 halberdienrs=5, so 30+28+5=63=67+6. So, there is no cheating involved at all. If I may suggest for the next time something looks out of place in this game, to phrase the post in the form of a question and not automatically assume that someone is cheating.
  29. 13 points
    Chuggles22

    cheaters

    Nobody's cheating. Players can only stay online for a total of 8 hours before the timer runs out and they get kicked into Matchmaking. There are lots of ways to stay online for 8 hours without cheating... and most players don't get attacked near as often as they used to when not logged in. If you can't catch a revenge in two weeks, it's due only to your own lack of effort, nothing else. Calling other people cheaters because you're not getting what you want is totally unnecessary and childish.
  30. 13 points
    Inactive User

    Please and thank you

    I just want to shout out to those who've failed their revenges against me, it's been fantastic as I've only been playing a few battles a day and got to stay around 9k. So here's a big thank you from Treasure himself. Id also like to say what were you guys thinking? Some of you didn't even bring trebs or deployed them after Conrad had finished, you know I've a turtle layout and 20+ rams is next to useless. And I'm not talking about noobs, some of these players are 5-7k in crowns. One 7k player even failed his retry....how did you even get 7k to start with? Heres some tips for Conrad and Joaning, don't boost Conrad before the walls are even breached- that's a no brainer. Don't spend over a minute kiting my troops before you've breached the walls, also a no brainer. And for the defenders: try to keep your trebs and muskets opposite each other's and not on corners. You get better protection this way. Forget grens in gh, just set roms to attack and watch the panic. Once again Thank You
  31. 12 points
    east puppet

    Gnat's Defence Clinic

    That's way to much effort I'm going to tell him straight out his layout sucks and a take the chance he wont get mad
  32. 12 points
    The real kudos go to those who can win without troops - heroes only.
  33. 12 points
    recycle ar

    Gnat's Defence Clinic

    If I upgrade my towers can I win more defenses?
  34. 12 points
    Hi! You can find all Hero combinations with power level, comments & battle strategy http://www.aoeclub.ru/combo If you're interested, please, leave a comment for interested combination, and we'll translate the material into english
  35. 12 points
    WTF... @east puppet... you gone soft or something Angie has tamed the puppet... taught him some manners... 2min 30 ... I think he wants to take you back to his suitcase
  36. 12 points
    I wish there was a filter on here that you couldn't make a post or start a thread if at least half of your words are spelled wrong nothing good ever comes from opening your first beer at 11am
  37. 12 points
    Honestly though, I do actually have a panda onesie. I do not use it to pose a little provocatively with bamboo I use it for sitting on my couch and playing video games haha.
  38. 12 points
    Noooooooo Sept noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo @Septerror43, you sent it to the wrong inbox!!!!!!
  39. 12 points
    Sighs.......I really miss the funny TH . You have been on a MOD rant lately........Not going to throw who you are talking about under the bus........but remember we are all human......and all we have is a few simple rules in the COC & our own judgement to go on......most all of us in this forum have done things which can be considered wrong on occasion...I know I have lol, and we live and learn. There have been some posters that have been forgiven over and over for little things with out any points.........some warned and just kept going pushing the issue......some that don't realize or understand why they were sent a pm, warned or given points & a few that have had many over time lol......it is just a forum. We have 6 people that do their best to check in time to time to try to catch stuff that might offend, stuff that does offend or outright breaks the rules, the best we can. We are far from perfect........at times we come down on different sides on an judgement call because everyone in life sees things differently.......but just like in the game leagues......agree or disagree.......we talk about it and do our best to stand up for the other members of our team. What we get for Volunteering......We get A LOT of bad reports that do nothing but waste time, get reported on constantly by a few just to get a jab in....get cussed out, talked ugly to, called names, threatened, called biased, insulted........and sometimes those that were friends turn the hate on us for a call one of us had to make according to the rules........we get slammed a lot and some hold a grudge over a warning or point for a long long time......we get ugly comments made about us in the forum often.... 5 of us are regular people that played or play castle siege and VOLUNTEER and help out here when and where we can, we are not on the payroll even though that has been said time and time again.......we get nothing good for it but the occasional 'Thank You' in a pm. Why do we do this? I often wonder that myself.
  40. 12 points
    Can you imagine a fight between Prezident's Men and GoP now? It'll be like a scene from Rocky X. Or a Dad fight at a wedding. "Stand back young-un I'll handle this." "Oh my God Dad you're so embarrassing."
  41. 12 points
    To be fair, your first line there kinda shows why I didn't respond to your idea. It makes it difficult to know when you're presenting a genuine suggestion if you're usually poking us in the ribs And by the same hand, it makes it difficult for me to respond because there isn't really anything I can say to some of your comments. I get that it's out of frustration, but it ties my hands on being able to respond. Doesn't mean I'm not reading and paying attention, though. The idea itself is kinda cool! It's probably not as easy as you'd anticipate though. It'd require concept, art, modelling, scaling, UI, localization and then some. It's essentially a full feature, even if the final impact to players is small. I'll put it forward, and I love the idea of having a more decorative focused build option, but it does require a lot of scope. And for the skeptical ones out there, yes I do literally keep a player suggestions list. Yes, they really all do get discussed. No, I can't say anything further than that. But your ideas and asks are heard, even if we can't implement everything we want to.
  42. 12 points
    Andy P

    OK since there are no new things

    I assume there is presently zero budget for SGI to do anything. I assume SGI's employees are working on other projects, other than perhaps a few people keeping the lights on, including our dear pal Panda.
  43. 12 points
    Chuggles22

    The game is alive more than ever

    Very true... we've all said the same thing at one time or another before. The people who created and made the game are not foolish though, so I would love to know what their reasons for stopping are.
  44. 12 points
    Chuggles22

    Groundhog Day Revenge

    Omg I am SOOOOOO glad I don't have to keep my big fat mouth shut anymore lol!!! This is actually much cooler than I thought it was gonna be
  45. 12 points
    I do a handful of rusty battles per week... sometimes more. But I don't chat anywhere near what I used to because I don't stay logged in. Alliance is still very active, we still get members who are relatively new to the game, but our crown total has gone way down since the last patch because I think we take a more relaxed approach to the game nowadays.
  46. 12 points
    No but, I know now..... Shoot, it is hard getting old....... I usually do not upgrade things I do not normally use, but I had no use for the lumber, and my farms were full, so I upgraded the trebs, and forget about that. When you said what you did, it reminded me of what I did...... As they said on Saturday Night live years ago....... Never Mind.........
  47. 12 points
    If you're a max keep who's had his/her stone capacity full at 1.6 million stone and you've been using advanced scouting for your whole bucket and then all of a sudden you're suspiciously missing 30k stone, you might be telegraphing that you just reboosted brace the walls and that you just logged off to take a defense.
  48. 12 points
    Microsoft Studios is the publisher, not the developer(same as the rest of those games). Some of those might be made by Microsoft owned or contracted developers and some might be independent and not have the financial muscle possible to publish their games themselves. To be fair, there's quite a few games missing from that list.
  49. 12 points
    Wicked Wulf

    Hello Peeps !! :-))

    Hello.......Thanks for all the hello's.......I did take several days off from here.......the dark side of this place, is not fun. This place use to be hopping......and it was actually hard to keep a topic on the front page lol. It was loaded with help, jokes and hello's. Yet we still get many snotty comments.....why? We already know that many are upset at the state of the game.......we know that many don't like getting attacked by Conrad all the time......ok I get that......but omg months and months of the same complaints? Take a breather ok? I do think it is sad that the devs don't realize that by making Conrad an easy win for all.......many don't even try to learn to use their troops & siege and other ways to play.....they speed through the ages but don't really learn all the in's and out's of good game play. Then they get upset when someone actually finds a layout that can throw those rams and trebs off their game. Then find fault with the game? You want to speed through the game and take the easy wins...go ahead, you get to play your way....but stop complaining when you get to a castle you can't just Conram.....get over it and move on. Then we have those that can't catch that revenge......so of course others are cheating and making things unfair? Oh come on.....I don't want to sit in ANY game for 8 hours yet they can do that legally to keep from getting attacked. How is that unfair? Either try harder for that revenge or MOVE on from that crown king in your sites......they have the right to do all they can with in the game to protect those crowns they fought to win....everything can't be easy. It's not even just the complaints.......it is all those 'clever' jabs that get old......so many grown adults acting like school yard kids......how is that fun? Stop it.....it is old. In the last several months I lost respect for some I use to think were pretty cool....because of all the mud slinging. For those that ask for advice or post a problem.....you do not have to agree with the advice given........but why get nasty because you don't agree with it? Most of the advice I have seen is TRUE and SOUND advice for your problem....geesh grow up already. Just because you are behind a screen anonymous and not facing another....don't mean you can just be an [MOD EDIT: now now Wulf :P]
  50. 12 points
    So it looks as if we get an extra week of the Troop Training Bonus and the Holiday Fair. Awesome!!! The troop training bonus is the best perk we have had in forever. And for those of us who have not maxed the free fair is awesome as well. Thanks!
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