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  1. Now why would you want to do that, GhostMan ? As I’ve said before, CATS discord is more active .. but 95% of the content on that site is horrendous 😱 This Forum is the ONLY PLACE where decent analysis of CATS takes place .. and it should be reinvigorated .. rather than left to die ⚰️ Zeptolab could do two simple things to restore life to this Forum .. 1. Remove the ridiculous approval process they introduced for Forum membership. Such a process is pointless .. and totally unnecessary. It has restricted new membership for no good reason 👎 2. Provide incentives for Forum participation. This is already done to encourage players to watch the awful YouTube videos produced by Zeptolab on a weekly basis. And prizes are also provided on a weekly basis for best battle videos. Why not run a CATS quiz on the Forum .. also with weekly prizes ? With a little effort and imagination, this Forum could be returned to its former glory 😀
  2. Hi sonic It’s not as difficult as you think to achieve over 5,000 hp at stage 5 metal. My pyramid below has slightly more hp than your opponent above .. and it’s possible to build stronger cars with either more toolboxes or more super/legendary parts. The pyramid body below is substantially, but not fully leveled up, to provide base health of just over 1,500 hp. Significant increases in health are generated by the legendary blade (120% to pyramid) .. and the two toolboxed knobs. If I was fortunate enough to have a legendary knob (120% to pyramid), I would achieve over 6,000 hp with this build 😀 In summary, all things are possible with enough legendary parts and toolboxes !
  3. Technically it’s a bug (because a medal sometimes shows against a player who has not beaten you in the Championship). However, this situation ONLY occurs during the Scrap Run. When a bolt is added to a player, a medal is also added .. enabling you to fight that player for the bolt (without having to fight all players). If you beat the player, a message comes up .. “ You’ve already won this opponent’s medal “. Time and again, this happens during the Scrap Run. In the screenshots below, it’s clear from the 14 medals I have, that I’ve beaten all opponents ! Yet the two players with bolts also have medals ! When I fight either of these players .. the message below appears. Just part of the structure of the Scrap Run .. the best individual player event offered by Zeptolab 😀
  4. Hi po_teletubbie Always great to hear from you 😀 The problem with the CATS discord server is that it’s not a place for serious analysis of the game 🧐 Discord chat moves on so quickly in the main (general) channel that meaningful conversations are almost impossible (which is why they are so rare !) As GreedyCat said .. CATS discord has become the “Instagram” of the game. Lots of relatively new players posting endless screenshots/videos of the latest parts they have acquired, or battles they have fought. More like primary school “show and tell” than a place where senior players can discuss much needed improvements that Zeptolab should be implementing. The fact is both the Forum and CATS discord should be promoted by Zeptolab .. because they serve different purposes. Sadly, Zeptolab seem quite happy to see this Forum wither on the vine 🍇 .. and by denying new members, they are actively speeding up the process 😡
  5. Are you sure, GhostMan ??? From what Zeptolab have shown of Evo Pop on their website, the gameplay appears to be nothing at all like CATS ! Do you have more information to share ? I have tried both Bullet Echo and Robotics since their release .. neither are even close to being as good as CATS. I must admit I’m expecting Evo Pop to be equally disappointing 👎 CATS has plenty of problems right now .. but the game’s fundamentals are excellent ! If only Zeptolab spent more time fixing CATS .. and less time developing other third rate games .. many CATS players would be a lot happier 😀
  6. Very interesting 🤔 How did you find this mysterious WhitneyEvans ? Great detective work 🕵️‍♂️ I’ve been trying to find a list of Forum members for a long time .. but no idea where it’s hidden away 🤷‍♂️ Whitney .. if you read this, please reply .. and tell me how you managed to become a member of this Forum ! My alter-ego .. Silver Fox 🦊 .. is eagerly waiting to join !
  7. Never fear GhostMan .. Halloween will be here ! Last year there were two events staged around the time of Halloween 🎃 👻 First there was a Grand Prix event (finishing on 28 October) .. followed by an All Stars event (finishing on 2 November). The All Stars event would have started just prior to Halloween (31 October). So .. as well as facing children eager to get their hands on your candy .. rest assured that Zeptolab will be as determined as ever to get their hands on your money ! Unlike the kids, Zeptolab don’t have to wear costumes for Halloween .. they’re always dressed as witches 🧙‍♀️, evil wizards 🧙‍♂️ etc .. it’s their corporate uniform 😂
  8. ... with quite a bit of help from Zeptolab ! Not only are Zeptolab steadily and surely ruining the game of CATS .. and City Kings in particular .. but they have also contributed significantly to killing off this Forum by not allowing new members to join 😡 Almost 4 months ago I created a second account .. and applied to join the Forum. I was informed that an approval process had been introduced .. and to wait for that approval. Two weeks later I wrote to Support .. following up on what was going on ! Support’s response was truly surprising .. “ The Forum isn’t active anymore, so we recommend to join our Discord server ...” 😱 (if you don’t allow new members to join, the Forum can’t possibly become active again .. because so many old members have left the game !) In the absence of new members .. and with old members dwindling away .. I, NotANewb and you are destined to remain the top 3 contributors to this Forum, until death we do part 😀
  9. For about the last 3 days, Zeptolab have been running one of their Ultimate Ticket events 😡 These events are staged every 3 months or so (from memory) .. and are nothing more than yet another cynical cash grab 💰 by Zeptolab ! The ultimate ticket limit has temporarily been increased to 15 (from 5) .. but much more significantly, there is an offer to buy ultimate tickets (10 tickets, gems and other goodies). Clearly, a number of p2w players are buying this offer .. and not just once ! The impact on recent ultimate leagues is very clear .. the points score required to make the top 8 has increased substantially .. and well beyond the free ticket limit in most cases ! F2p competitors in ultimate leagues will therefore be unlikely to finish in the top 8 for the duration of this Ultimate Ticket event ☹️ The only good news is that this totally pointless event (other than lining Zeptolab’s pockets with more ill-gotten gain) ends in less than 2 days. Normal ultimate league competition will then resume 😀
  10. GreedyCat You are undoubtedly an optimist .. and often provide interesting, alternative views on the state of the game 😀 On this occasion, however, I am reminded of a famous quote from an iconic Australian movie 🎥 (The Castle) .. “ tell him he’s dreaming” 😂 Why do I think you’re dreaming ? 1. It is simply not possible for f2p (free to play) players to reach level 13 on all ultimate parts. A significant number of crucial ultimate parts can ONLY be purchased, or obtained from events (All Stars, Grand Prix, Scrap Run). For example, I have a significant number of level 13 parts, but don’t have the stop sign 🛑 at all ! 2. Ultimate toolboxes are not evenly distributed among players ! The most valuable 40% toolboxes (lasting 36 hours) are reserved for gang members who win CK matches in District 10. Gangs reaching District 10 in City Kings invariably have significant numbers of p2w players. 3. As a longer term player, you are out of touch with more recent developments in the game. Sadly, new players are now subjected to forced ads .. these ads literally do pop up during normal game play, and they are incredibly frustrating 😡 The good news is that you can remove them .. for AUD 2.99 (in the case of my new alternative account). Another nice little earner for Zeptolab 💰. Rather than fantasising that CATS is still as enjoyable to play as it was in 2017 and early 2018, why not “join the revolution” .. and contribute to making CATS a better game for all of us ?
  11. Hi there Brunno Roughly translated into English, I understand that you said .. Update the blue paws, I have 1210 and I have nothing to do with them Could add to supreme machines A few points to note 📝 .. 1. The issue of blue paws (skill points) has been extensively debated on this Forum (including in the last post in the Ideas Section). 2. Adding skills to supreme machines (which I take to be ultimate machines) is problematic .. because it would only increase the gap between long term players and new players (in terms of the relative strength of their cars). 3. For a number of reasons (including fairness and ease of implementation), I favour converting unused skill points into gems 💎. A simple solution to the skill points problem may encourage Zeptolab to act 😀.
  12. Good to hear from you again Flyfisher 😀 It’s true that CATS isn’t for everyone .. but I still enjoy it .. and there are so many video games out there that are so much worse ! That said, Zeptolab continue to ruin CATS as a competitive game for those of us who remain f2p (free to play) ☹️ To be a top 100 player (ultimate league) or a top 100 gang (city kings) you now have to be p2w (pay to win). In the case of city kings (CK), your gang must either have players who have bought offers to enhance their ultimate cars, or who buy heals/scouts during a match to gain a competitive advantage. The rationale for spending money on a game that offers no monetary reward is very difficult to understand .. but it seems like more and more players are prepared to do this ! I can only hope that many of these players also get girlfriends 😂 Fellow Foxes 🦊 (ranked #116 in CK) recently played the #100 ranked gang. We were completely overpowered .. illustrating the significant gap between p2w and f2p gangs (despite just 16 places separating us on the CK leaderboard). Until there are separate CK divisions for p2w and f2p gangs, this “competition” will continue to be a joke 🤡.
  13. I’ve been playing CATS actively and continuously since 27 May 2017 .. just over 3 years now 😀. Despite advancing to Prestige 77, I find that the top pay to win players have ultimate cars that are virtually unplayable ! Fortunately, our gang doesn’t play the top 10 gangs very often 😂. I do my best to compete .. and that’s all I ask of any Fox 🦊 The screenshot below (from an earlier post in this topic) provides the discord server link for Fellow Foxes 🦊 .. one of the very few original gangs that still has some original members, and is still competitive in City Kings as we contest our 8th city 😀
  14. Hi Satrancci Welcome back 😀 CATS has changed a lot since it was first launched over 3 years ago ! While trophies remain important, City Kings (CK) is now the only meaningful competition for gangs. As a result, the strength of your ultimate cars .. and playing CK actively .. are the two key criteria for getting into a good gang. Communication during CK matches has also become increasingly important .. and Zeptolab’s in-game chat remains woefully unfit for purpose ! Joining discord will therefore be very helpful, particularly if you aspire to join a top 100 CK gang. My gang .. Fellow Foxes 🦊 .. is currently ranked #116 in City Kings (and #110 on trophies). Maintaining a spot in the top 100 of City Kings is a tough gig these days, as CATS has become increasingly pay to win (p2w). You either need to spend money 💵 .. or play very actively .. to remain a competitive player. Good luck 😀
  15. Hi GreedyCat There was indeed a major server crash that affected most, if not all, gang functions .. including City Kings and gang fighting ! The official announcements on the CATS discord server are shown below. Some (small) compensation to all players for the inconvenience would be greatly appreciated .. but I’m not holding my breath 😂