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Old 01-02-2012, 03:15 AM
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Post Cannon Defense! (GASP!)

Yeah... A thread about Cannon Defense... I know you see plenty of these but please bear with me. Matchmaking for CD is nearly impossible in-game for me and normally even when it works out, the people are inexperienced and I don't make it past wave 13 or 14... Wave 13 being where I get my second, last, and horrible reward for my trouble... I don't go any farther because I realize it isn't going to work out in the long run and quit.

I've already tried posting in an existing CD thread but it seems to have basically died, as nobody had responded to my latest post even after 3 days of it just sitting there collecting dust... Thats 3 days that could have been spent planning for an actual CD run, but whatever! No sense dwelling on the past.

So I suppose you can see where this is going... I need people to play this game with... Dedicated players who know what they are doing, and can assist me in getting around or, if I'm lucky, PAST wave 56... Other prerequisites include being well rested, fed, having a drink on hand, and a bathroom break before we start... I already know how not having fulfilled all those prerequisites feels during a CD game... And that wasn't even during a legitimate CD run! Just one of those small and wimpy, don't-go-past-wave-13 runs mainly used for practice...

Obviously I don't want to settle for anything less than 4 really good cannon defense players. I have been practicing a lot, so I can officially hold my own in Cannon Defense and know how to spend money on ammo and use it appropriately... I know all that jazz about the Powder Keg and Firestorm... Leading my shots and whatnot... What to do if there is barely any gold left on the shore, which ships to let take it and which ships to be proactive about disallowing running away with your last bit of precious gold, which unfortunately is the only brick wall standing between an amazing set of cannon rams, or just... epic... epic failure and disappointment...

At this point all I need is an A-Team...
- Haunt Mansion Voice: "ANY VOULUNTEERS???"

I'd be more than happy to create MORE than a single CD run based off of this one Topic... I'll gladly do everything I can to keep this thread active and generate more awesome CD runs for a long period of time if that is what people want... Otherwise I'll just create a few good CD runs within this thread to get the rams we want and then leave it be to start officially collecting dust and avoid taking away from other topics listed within this POTCO Mini-Games area...

I also realize that time zones are a big issue in this... I'm so tired of CD not working out for me, I'd gladly just stay up late to accomodate people. Please, when posting an RSVP for this event, include your time zone so that I can get a good idea of the player base I am working with for this particular game I am trying to sort out tonight... or hopefully by tomorrow afternoon. Obviously I'd like to set up a day and meeting place eventually once we get who is playing, and what time zones those players are working with out of the way.

Well I guess thats it then... I've spent enough time sorting out the ingredients for this thread and mixing them together... Time to let it cook a little...
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:12 AM
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Can't say I haven't felt the same way at times. Thankfully, a nifty glitch has made it easier to find a group that can get to a decent wave. Otherwise though, it is just far too difficult.

To other player's credit; up until recently CD was not regularly played and demand for betters rams has never been at such a high. Not to mention that the strategy involved is usually very different compared to regular cannoning, and you have to take into account the massive memory and bug problems. By round 80 I will be getting under 4 FPS if I did not restart sometime in the middle of the game. Sad thing is, you can't restart after a certain round otherwise your team runs the risk of collapsing (the ice glitch makes it even more evident).

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:55 AM
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I just recently made it to 126. I'm CD'ed out, maybe when I haven't seen CD in a few months lol
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:37 PM
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Well gee... Not exactly the response I had hoped for, I'll be honest lol. However... Things change, so I'll continue to wait for whenever people are ready, and cross my fingers that this thread won't die before I find people for at least ONE game...
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:47 PM
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I might be able to help so pm me whenever your ready, on the higher rounds I start to lag though. I know what to do and what to spend money on.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:01 PM
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If you want, we can meet in game and I can try and get you some CD buddies, however my hours are really late.

I'm pretty much in the same boat as Nate. I've spent at least 15 hours in the past weekend playing CD, I really need to break for material runs.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:20 AM
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So... One person able to officially (Blacksmith) and another person willing to help me look for extra people... (Stephen)

Its a start... I'm halfway there already... Only need 2 more players. People were telling me a thread like this probably wouldn't work out since CD is getting old for a lot of people. I was discouraged after the first two responses, but at this point I've got higher hopes for my cause.

Thanks Stephen, honestly, but I'm over trying to hunt down people to play CD in-game. It never fails that I'll look around asking for like an hour and, on the rare occasion somebody actually wants to play, they tell me they won't go to the high waves with me... Thats why I'm posting here, unless you mean you have people on your guild or friend list you know for sure would be willing to help, and we aren't just going to wander aimlessly about a crowded server looking for players who are both quite experienced, and able to stick with me until high waves, which I am also capable to doing alone... Here, I can validate EVERY little detail before the game even starts. I've stated before, I can change my time to work with anybody else's time... Just a matter of a few more people telling me they're WILLING to actually play with me... We can work out specific times and dates later, when we've figured out a game is ACTUALLY going to exist at some point... Thats why I haven't listed Time/Date yet.

So yeah... Hopefully other people will respond and I'll find my next 2 players that way.

Or... the second option would be...

Stephen: If you know 2 more people that could help me (Perhaps including yourself ONLY IF YOU WANT TO. Please don't force it just because I'm really eager to get this done. I'm only bringing that up because I figure you could change your mind eventually, and want to leave the opportunity open for you... Save you a seat if you will.), that would solve my issue right here and now, and save me a whole lot of trouble... You would also probably be doing your buddies a favor getting them in on this... As annoying as CD can be, the rewards are usually worth the effort spent getting to high waves... Sometimes even the not so high waves.

I believe the reason that I am not getting QUITE the total response I expected is the fact that most of the people here reading this probably have a bunch of really nice rams already, and don't care for CD anymore. I'm getting left in the dust here. Kind of annoying actually... All I want them for is normal usage. I am a REALLY REALLY casual player and don't care for competitive gameplay through SvS... I don't even have an SvS rank higher than the first or maybe second last time I checked... Lol. Helping my friends with Hunters and Warships is actually what sparked an interest in new rams for me. I need my Cannon Skills' performances to be boosted by rams so that I can feel like I'm actually DOING something against hunters and warships... I feel like my cannons are only tickling them (Warships mostly... I can provide some legit support for Hunters most of the time), and that other people and my captain's broadsides do more of the work.

But enough of my temporary, and probably unwarranted pessimistic babeling... Lets just figure this out once and for all, go have some fun, and earn rewards doing it...
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:49 AM
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Hmm... Well, I do enjoy Cannon Defense. It's pretty addicting, and I have been searching for a game. I'm not the best, but I could probably get the job done with some friends that are good. Could be a good learning experience. My only problem is when you will do it. I have swim practice that goes on until about 6-7ish PST. I know that is when you guys all get on at Central Time. And I am leaving for the coast this week starting Wednesday. But shoot me a time. I would be willing to have some fun. Just a word of warning though, I am a bit sketchy on times, but if I get it locked in I will be able to make it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:30 PM
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I now have 2 people helping me officially (assuming we can sort out times and dates without any speed bumps) and potentially the third person, Igor Greybeard, has been talking with me about it through Private Messages. I requested he reply here at some point. I think if he ends up being willing to do this then we might have our Cannon Defense game officially set up Ladies and Gentlemen... Or... Gentlemen and Gentlemen... (I don't think times and dates will be a big issue so long as we plan ahead appropriately.)

This has been a pretty big triumph for me overall! I've almost done what people told me would take a LONG long time in just a few days. Pretty great considering how bad I need this taken care of... It has really been bugging me.

It is early morning for me now, so I'm staying up to keep a watchful eye out for the responses of those who have implied they are willing to PERSONALLY assist me. Anybody else willing to should post a response here AFTER I create a post in this thread requesting you to if you don't mind... I just want to make sure your posts about wanting to play aren't lost in previous posts, and are recieved by me when I officially start setting up a NEW CD game.

So with that being said... I am going to be looking for responses from the following individuals...

Blacksmith, Slasher and Igor Greybeard...
Looking forward to hearing from you three soon so I can lock this game, or keep it open for new applicants.
Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:31 PM
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I'll help out. My main pirate has a mastered cannon, and I really wouldn't mind a Revenant Ram if we get that far. Only problem for me is time zones - I live in the UK so later American time zones won't work for me. I think I could do 4pm EST and earlier, and for me, the earlier the better, or I'll start falling asleep at my keyboard. :P
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:27 PM
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Well as I've said, the 3 people who officially chose to participate were Slasher, Blacksmith, and I'm 97.6% Igor Greybeard... As I am still waiting on his response.
HOWEVER...
Dark Pixie... If somebody drops out or Igor tells me he isn't going to participate, then obviously you're the first person I'd go to as a replacement.
If I can't use you to replace one of the 3 people who already showed an interest in the game I am setting up, I can't place you in this particular game... I hope you understand. I'm obligated to keep the people who originally joined in this game out of common courtesy.
But I ALSO said before that I was going to use this thread to try to do MULTIPLE cannon defense games, so if you don't make this one, I'm prioritizing you as a potential player on the NEXT CD game I set up.
I hope that works for you. Sorry for the inconvenience... Remember though, if somebody drops out of this I'll ask if you can fill in before I ask anybody else, Dark Pixie.
Igor is not the only person I am waiting on a reply from now that I think on it. Blacksmith has yet to reply as well, so there are a couple chances for you actually at the moment.
I am going to send a private message to Blacksmith at some point to confirm his interest in this event. I need to know whether to drop him from this, or allow Dark Pixie his spot, since she not only expressed a willingness to join, but told us of a SPECIFIC ram she wanted within her post... Seems like a legitimate need to play to me.
And the same goes for Igor. Like Blacksmith, I don't just want to assume HE still wants to play either even though he showed an interest. Things change. I want to be accomodating as possible, and if Igor is unable to play I can just give you the spot currently reserved for him...
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:10 PM
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That's alright mate, I realised I probably wouldn't be able to participate immediately, and I can wait. Thanks for putting me on the list.
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Exclamation Picking Up The Pace

(If you want the main point of this, read the bold...)

Still waiting for responses from 2 people.

As much as I like giving everybody a chance to respond and play, several people haven't responded to me for 3 days now.

I might give it a day or 2 more, and then I might need to start giving spots away to people who I can tell have more time for this on their hands based on their responsiveness in my thread and to my Private Messages. We haven't even determined everybody's availability so we can even BEGIN the process of picking dates and times, which will be a hassle in itself. I already have 2 people reserved.

Rest assured, the people I drop from this game will simply be prioritized to be added to the next game, unless they do not want to be added...

I am trying to be as fair as I can with waiting patiently and adding and dropping people as nescessary, however, with College Algebra classes starting soon on TOP of my job, I can only be so accomodating at this point. If I run out of time and don't activate this CD game before my classes start, odds are it will be even more difficult to make happen in the near future, and I've come to far for that after almost a year of failure in finding a CD game that grants me more than an Iron Cannon Ram. Can't really be a help to my buddies with a Ram like that...

SINCERELY looking forward to responsiveness at this point... Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-06-2012, 07:23 PM
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:12 AM
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I'm going to give Blacksmith another day to decide whether he wants to join this particular game or not, then I'll have to find somebody to replace him (Dark Pixie, probably) so that we can get this game started before I turn 97. Lol.

Rest assured Blacksmith will be prioritized as a player in the NEXT CD game if he does not decide to play in this one, or if he remains unresponsive to my private messages.

Looking forward to your response, Blacksmith, as you were the first person to show an interest in joining, and I have yet to hear back from you.
 

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