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Sup What is the point of a lag spike?

Archmagister-
Gaenigerus

Avatar: 168895 Mon Mar 30 15:35:24 -0400 2009
4

Level 35 Permanoob

“Kapitan Stupidska”

The only point seems to be to waste my time. Or is it just a flezz sink?

It’s not dangerous because you can still use consumables. A lot of the game updates seem to be directed more at making it take longer to pwn a forum than actually making the game more interesting. The fan thing and the change in lemon scoops are the only positive changes.

ChilePepino

Avatar: 101005 2010-01-24 16:17:40 -0500
5

[Full of SbumSS]

Level 35 Permanoob

Well, spf357 really rocks.

It is supposed to make you strategize on what consumables to bring to which forums.

Archmagister-
Gaenigerus

Avatar: 168895 Mon Mar 30 15:35:24 -0400 2009
4

Level 35 Permanoob

“Kapitan Stupidska”

That’s a flezz sink.

CHALKONEUPTO-
DALORD

Avatar: 49117 2011-10-31 03:55:43 -0400

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 10 Camwhore

You should listen to the groovy trip-hop in my sig

To make you forget about the actual lag spikes.

Archmagister-
Gaenigerus

Avatar: 168895 Mon Mar 30 15:35:24 -0400 2009
4

Level 35 Permanoob

“Kapitan Stupidska”

CHALKONEUPTODALORD Posted:

To make you forget about the actual lag spikes.

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Things that unnecessarily take forever in this game:

– extracting moar files

– buying dom cards

– selling moar files

– and now, pwning forums

Sarcasm Inc

Avatar: 124937 2010-01-24 16:34:47 -0500
22

[pizza party]

Level 69 Hacker

Not needed anymore now that we have the SarcMark

Archmagister Gaenigerus Posted:

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Things that unnecessarily take forever in this game:

– extracting moar files

– buying dom cards

– selling moar files

– and now, pwning forums

You can add ‘waiting for the 503s to stop’ to that list.

NeoVid

Avatar: 174653 Fri May 22 01:54:45 -0400 2009
13

[WeChall]

Level 63 Troll

“Flame Retarded”

Archmagister Gaenigerus Posted:

The only point seems to be to waste my time. Or is it just a flezz sink?

It mostly just forces you to waste turns using your AFK ability.

I haven’t cared to buy any more consumables because of the attacks yet.

ZakMcKraken

Avatar: Hacker Man w/ Goggles
4

[RowsdowersUnite]

Level 35 Hacker

“43 4f 44 45 20 4d 41 53 54 45 52”

Another problem with the lag spike is for people trying for Lemon scoops or the Most Fans Leaderboard. People who get lucky will have no lag spike at all, thus beating the forum six turns earlier and earning more fans. So the lag spikes mean earning Fans isn’t about skill, but luck.

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
36

[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

ZakMcKraken Posted:

Another problem with the lag spike is for people trying for Lemon scoops or the Most Fans Leaderboard. People who get lucky will have no lag spike at all, thus beating the forum six turns earlier and earning more fans. So the lag spikes mean earning Fans isn’t about skill, but luck.

Unless you buy the preventative and use it, costing you only 1 turn instead of 6.

ZakMcKraken

Avatar: Hacker Man w/ Goggles
4

[RowsdowersUnite]

Level 35 Hacker

“43 4f 44 45 20 4d 41 53 54 45 52”

MC Banhammer Posted:

Unless you buy the preventative and use it, costing you only 1 turn instead of 6.

That’s true only if you’re pwning something with 9 threads or less and one shotting every one. Otherwise the preventative wears off and one has to repeat your advice. It’s luck.

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
36

[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

ZakMcKraken Posted:

That’s true only if you’re pwning something with 9 threads or less and one shotting every one. Otherwise the preventative wears off and one has to repeat your advice. It’s luck.

Or you bring in two, and deploy them both. Then it’s back to skill.

Those who get lucky are taking a chance they will lose to the lag spike. So they’re gambling. You can either gamble or play it safe. That’s strategy.

quangntenemy

Avatar: 14557 2011-10-31 11:07:55 -0400
59

[WeChall]

Level 69 Troll

:ronpaul: :****ing sucks:

I think all those new attacks only hurt new players who don’t have high end equips to pwn forums in 1 hit. Also, yeah, we already have enough lag spikes Log in to see images!

Johnny Mac

Avatar: 37704 2011-07-31 00:49:39 -0400
35

[Full of SbumSS]

Level 35 Troll

hot horse great times lover

quangntenemy Posted:

I think all those new attacks only hurt new players who don’t have high end equips to pwn forums in 1 hit. Also, yeah, we already have enough lag spikes Log in to see images!

They’ll start to hurt us when ep3 comes out I bet. We just have an advantage because we’ve been here longer. Can’t go back in time and change it.

Clint Eastwo-
od

Avatar: 124206 Thu Jan 22 11:14:02 -0500 2009
11

Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

Johnny Mac Posted:

They’ll start to hurt us when ep3 comes out I bet. We just have an advantage because we’ve been here longer. Can’t go back in time and change it.

I’m running lots of visits on 4 alts, and the lag spikes are really getting to be a pain; lag spikes combined with the power strikes or whatever and you blow through consumables fast.

The sensitivities work to prevent a lot of 1-hit thread kills after level 25 forums.

EDIT: woops. Wrong alt. oh well.

Clint Eastwood edited this message on 09/16/2009 11:14PM

TheRealSuper-
Happy

Avatar: 200618 2010-02-10 23:28:59 -0500
17

[Gigantic male reproductive organ in the bum]

Level 69 Permanoob

“Permanoob”

Just a small suggestion, but it’d be nice to these attacks being attempted and blocked after we use our special items.

In fact, it should cause the forums to waste a turn Log in to see images!

man-man

Avatar: 156485 2010-01-24 16:36:14 -0500
24

[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 69 Hacker

Selfish fine upstanding member of society

TheRealSuperHappy Posted:

Just a small suggestion, but it’d be nice to these attacks being attempted and blocked after we use our special items.

In fact, it should cause the forums to waste a turn Log in to see images!

This

Both from the standpoint of wanting things to even up a bit, and because it would make using the consumable in the first place feel justified. As it is, we never know whether or not we just wasted the consumable; whether we would have been hit with something if we’d not used it, but if we could see the attacks being used and blocked then it’d all seem more worthwhile.

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
36

[Good Omens]

Level 69 Troll

Trying to create drama to drum up the ratings by any means necessary!

You do see them. Or at least we did in testing. “The forum tried to use lag spike but failed”, some message like that.

I don’t remember if it’s in the battle log, but it certainly was at the top of the screen where the attack is usually announced.

Inertia

Avatar: 60995 Fri Apr 03 12:59:05 -0400 2009
34

[Shii is gay]

Level 35 Troll

also wow i have no male reproductive organ

CHALKONEUPTODALORD Posted:

To make you forget about the actual lag spikes.

great post upvoted

TheRealSuper-
Happy

Avatar: 200618 2010-02-10 23:28:59 -0500
17

[Gigantic male reproductive organ in the bum]

Level 69 Permanoob

“Permanoob”

Well, there’s no pop-up message for when an attack is blocked, but after paying a bit more attention I find that the messages indeed are showing up in the battle log. Log in to see images!

HackerOnHack-
er

Avatar: Mother and Children
6

Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

What I think is that rather than using consumables every time you go to a forum, there should be equipment available that would prevent lag spikes and such. However, the equipment will break as soon as it prevents a number of lag spikes. So, pretty much same Flezz sink, only somewhat less annoying and time-consuming.

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