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Discussion in 'All things considered!' started by Mike Krall, May 28, 2015.

  1. Mike Krall

    Mike Krall Teh Hardcore Overseer of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

  2. Dracling

    Dracling Teh-minator Keeper of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    I'm really enjoying Agar.io. A bit laggy, but it's fun and the names cause me to laugh on a regular basis. Not the ones trying to be funny or offensive ... but when "Obama" floated onto my screen I had to crack up.

    Here's an interesting article to explain some of the names you might see:
    http://kotaku.com/a-game-thats-become-a-political-battleground-1707084641
     
  3. Dracling

    Dracling Teh-minator Keeper of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

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    Now I can log off :)
     
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  4. Dracling

    Dracling Teh-minator Keeper of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    Twenty is far too stressful though!
     
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  5. Mike Krall

    Mike Krall Teh Hardcore Overseer of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    It took me 2 weeks and countless hours to get to 20.

    You're right it was stressful. Had 19 so many times and then no place to put some tiles and the clock ran out :(
     
  6. Mike Krall

    Mike Krall Teh Hardcore Overseer of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    Nice job!

    I don't think I've ever been on the leaderboard even if I play in S America :D

    So what's it like being a giant blob? Slow I'm sure, but man no natural enemies.

    Yeah the names are hysterical, I was wondering how/why such a simple game had those 'avatars' of other countries. I see Turkey and Denmark all the time. Doge too, but I don't get that one.

    How do you build a green spiky thing? I saw a rather large one one time some big fella was actually hiding in. I felt like an underwater fish that just got snapped up in an instant.
     
  7. gummiraccoon

    gummiraccoon Teh-chnology Enthusiast Overseer of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    Holy crap agar.io is so fun
     
  8. Dracling

    Dracling Teh-minator Keeper of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    Thanks!

    Being a giant blob is a very different game. You only really care about the other < 10 blobs on the leaderboard. The problem is that you have to manage risk very well: you move so slowly that the only way you can get a decent amount of mass is by splitting and launching yourself at someone slightly smaller than half your size. This means, though, that people below you on the rankings will be able to eat you until you recombine (which takes a nerve-wracking amount of time). Most players play in a very high-risk style, but that means it only takes one who gets lucky to get you, meaning you have to always be on your toes.

    "Dick Cheney" floating past is my favourite so far.

    I don't think you can build spikies; they are naturally occurring. Oh, once one of the AI blobs (which I think happens if you close the tab without dying) got me: they launched mass at me when I was hiding, causing me to get too big to hide, and then I exploded. :( Sneaky.
     
  9. Mike Krall

    Mike Krall Teh Hardcore Overseer of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    So the bigger you are the longer it takes to recombine after you split?

    It's hysterical to see the really big blobs trying to eat each other. It's like watching slow motion sex.

    AI blobs? I didn't know those were in the game.

    I've gotten fairly big, but not leader board big. It's pretty frustrating trying to eat smaller balls than you because it's so slow. Then I make the hairbrain move of getting in the corner of the map after chasing someone only to get consumed by someone bigger. Sometimes I feel like a dog with 20 balls to choose from, I'll start after one only to see a juicer one come on screen so then I'll chase that one. Repeat.

    Lol Dick Cheney. Haven't seen that one yet.
     
  10. Dracling

    Dracling Teh-minator Keeper of Teh Teh Founding Member Member of Teh

    I don't think there are actually AI blobs: I got confused with people who didn't name their blobs, and floated around with blank circles. They are also usually some of the best players, so they seemed to have CPU-level reflexes :)

    The key to success when you get larger is to stay as a single blob until you get somewhat close to someone who is just less than half your size, then split in two so you quickly rush to consume them. Afterward, play on the defensive until you recombine, and repeat.
     

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