Phil

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  1. LOL .. Flyfisher 😂 I take a lot of screenshots .. which helps jog my memory ! And I have always had a love of statistics, and the history of various sports and games ! Sadly, the history of CATS is very straightforward .. it is the story of an excessively greedy Zeptolab developing an initially great game (that was fun for all to play) into a farcical game where only big spenders can truly be competitive ☹️ Unlike major sports and games, all CATS competitions (particularly the flagship City Kings competition) have degenerated into a test of spending power only .. proving nothing more than which players and gangs have the deepest pockets. Zeptolab are gradually destroying CATS as a fun game .. which tested the skill and strategy of players. The best days of CATS are long gone .. and won’t return until Zeptolab creates two divisions in City Kings (one for the p2w fraternity .. and one where paid heals and scouts and ultimate toolboxes cannot be used, so that City Kings is once again a test of skill and strategy).
  2. LOL .. GhostMan, have you forgotten ALL the seasonal events Zeptolab have run over the past 12 months ? 😂 To jog your memory, here’s a list .. and I may have forgotten some !! 1. Christmas 2018 2. New Year 2019 3. Chinese New Year 2019 4. Easter 5. American Independence Day (4 July) 6. Halloween Most, if not all, of these events have been in All Stars format, rather than the new super-shitty Grand Prix format (which is a massive pile of steaming 💩) But wait .. there’s more ! To celebrate a new contract with Hot Wheels, we have been subjected to two All Stars and two Grand Prix events in a month long “horror show” 😱 Unless you were prepared to spend money, there was nothing to see from these events ! Maybe, just maybe, Furry Road (the final Hot Wheels event) will be fun .. and offer a few decent prizes for active players (who have no intention of donating their hard earned cash to Zeptolab). And rest assured, Zeptolab will be wheeling out Scrooge again for Christmas 2019 🎄 Seasonal events ? There will continue to be more than enough ! Awesome events ? Not a chance !! They died with the last Furry Road event over a year ago .. and all we can do is reminisce about Halloween 2017 (the greatest event in CATS history). Merry Christmas 😀
  3. There may be a ray of hope out there for you 😀 I have never used Zeptolab’s gang search function (having joined the most famous gang in CATS .. Fellow Foxes 🦊 .. from the very creation of gangs way back in August 2017). However, I do use the Forum’s search function .. and a simple search for “Line” (the communication app you love so much) .. yielded the post below. I don’t know if you speak French .. but it shouldn’t matter ! Line, apparently the “bees’ knees” of communication apps, will no doubt have a language translator to solve this potential problem. I also don’t know if this gang is still active .. but it’s worth a shot ! “Line lovers of the world .. UNITE” 😀
  4. There are two circumstances where Steevy’s boxes provide no ultimate league tickets .. 1. You’re holding 5/5 tickets 2. You have already earned the daily limit of 20 tickets. Otherwise .. it’s a bug 🐛
  5. You’ve missed the point here ! Even a one star carbon part is seven stages above the Championship level that GreedyCat was fighting in. That cannot possibly be normal .. or promoting in Championships would become very difficult indeed ! I know one of my gang mates received a carbon attack toolbox as a reward during the recent Grand Prix event. He was in a wooden stage at the time .. so was able to score multiple instant promotions very quickly 😂 Whether the carbon drill in military stages was a Grand Prix reward bug, or a different bug, it is clear that some players occasionally benefit from a Zeptolab bug in their favour 😀 Good luck to them .. most of the time, we receive parts three stages below our current level.
  6. Apparently “Error 17” is quite widespread 😡 So much so that Zeptolab have now sent all players an in-game message ! They are working to fix the problem .. which means it will be fixed in time for the next Grand Prix .. or Garbage Prix, as I like to call this event, because it contains so many bugs .. and so many ridiculously weak builds for us to fight with 😂 The real answer to fixing this garbage event ? Either make radical changes .. or consign the GP event to the dustbin of history !
  7. Reward list for Meowscow 2 is .. District 1 - Ice Cream Truck Guide Scooter x1 District 2 - Cutter Repulse x2 District 3 - Gatling Gun x3 District 4 - Anti-gravity Roller x2 District 5 - Santa’s Double Rocket x3 District 6 - Frost Sprinkler x1 District 7 - Santa’s Laser Bell x2 District 8 - Hero’s Bow x4 District 9 - Hearth x1 District 10 - Russian Stove x3 All the best for the new city 😀
  8. Excellent news 👍 The Foxes 🦊 discord server address is .. discord.gg/DBunBBm .. which will enable you to access a range of different channels. Alternatively, you can send direct messages to individuals on discord. I am Grandpa Phil #5345 Chatting with the gang is entirely optional .. but reading our specific channel for City Kings matches (kings-chat) will be very helpful. I also highly recommend joining the CATS discord server .. there are many channels there that provide extremely valuable information about the game, and its future direction.
  9. I suspect there are some contractual issues with Hot Wheels over the future roll out of Hot Wheels parts. Unlike all other parts in CATS, Hot Wheels parts were provided exclusively in an event sponsored by Hot Wheels. There is no doubt in my mind that any future roll out of these parts is not a decision that can be made by Zeptolab alone. As you may recall, the event sponsored by Hot Wheels last November (Furry Road .. an excellent play on the Mad Max movie, Fury Road) had their corporate logo all over it 😂
  10. That’s excellent news 👍 I consider gang communication (discord and in-game chat) to provide up to 90% of the benefit of being in a gang. The camaraderie created is similar to that of being in an AFL team .. a fitting comparison as we count the hours down to that great game on the last Saturday in September ! The AFL Grand Final is the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet .. the Super Bowl doesn’t even come close 😂 (though I confess to being a little biased). While you won’t get access to in-game chat until Zeptolab get their act together, here’s a taste of both from the current CK match 😀
  11. I know it’s tough when we can’t communicate in-game .. but the Foxes 🦊 have ONE important rule .. USE OF SCOUTS must be authorised by the LEADER (me 😂). So .. until we can communicate effectively during CK matches .. DON’T use scouts. Other than that, you have made a very promising debut for the Foxes 🦊👍 Looking forward to being able to chat on discord soon 😀
  12. Gang requirement set to P9 again .. one player has already jumped in, so I’d join as quick as you can before a tidal wave of eager cats sinks the good ship Fox 🦊😂 Our current CK match is likely to finish in just under two hours 😀
  13. 4 to 8 hours .. with the iPad on my bedside table 😂 I count ultimate cars (rather than sheep) to help me get to sleep 🛏 😴 PS .. If Zeptolab start publishing player online times periodically, we would have evidence to support my claim to be the most active player in CATS 😀😂
  14. I set our gang requirement to P9 .. but 3 players joined up in quick succession ! Unfortunately, I had to revert to P50 to prevent the Foxes 🦊 from being flooded with new members (the “price” of being the most famous gang in CATS 😂). I can try again .. but it may well be easier if you download the Discord app .. and join the Foxes 🦊 discord server (discord.gg/DBunBBm). We can arrange there for you to join our gang .. when I know you’re online. I’m either online .. or close enough by to hear a discord notification ping .. 16 to 20 hours a day, most days 😱😂
  15. Prestige requirement has been set to P9 .. jump in as soon as you’re ready 😀 Our record in Mew York 2 is currently 57 wins/8 losses .. District 9 is not far away !
  16. It will be great to have you in the Foxes 🦊 We are playing as a small gang (maximum 20 members) .. but I should be able to free up a spot very soon. Our discord server is discord.gg/DBunBBm .. drop in, and say hi 👋 We are currently ranked #88 in Mew York 2 .. and gradually climbing up the leaderboard, after a slow start to this city.
  17. Yes .. there is a daily limit on the number of wrenches 🔧 that you can earn. I’m not sure what the limit is .. but it’s definitely greater than 350 wrenches per day. You need a total of 350 wrenches to open all three of the Steevy’s boxes that are available each day. By earning your daily limit of wrenches, you can gradually accumulate a stockpile of wrenches 😀. There does not appear to be any limit on the size of this stockpile 😀. My stockpile of wrenches has just exceeded 9,000 🔧 .. or over 25 days worth of Steevy’s boxes 📦. Happy days 😃
  18. Russian stove with a cannon, double rocket and horseshoe is equivalent (although rarely as OP) as a Russian Stove with the USA kit on (Uncle Sam, BBQ and Firework). Although the top 100 player list almost all have whales up as their preferred ultimate car, I did find one USA 🇺🇸/ Russian 🇷🇺 stove combo for you to test 😀 The relevant player is currently ranked #63 in the top 100 player list .. and has a formidable machine !
  19. Zeptolab, we have a problem ! There is no logical explanation for 3 star ⭐️ gold rollers to have different health numbers 😱 There have been issues in the past with garage stats varying from “real” stats .. so that the stats on your car changed when you fought in Championships, etc ! But that is not the case here ! Two 2 star ⭐️ military rollers (sitting next to the offending gold rollers in my garage) have identical health numbers (as they should). Car stats are fundamental to this game ! Zeptolab’s record at fixing bugs 🐛 is lamentable .. but this is one bug that should be fixed urgently ! Having random health numbers on car parts makes a mockery of CATS 🤡
  20. Hi Flyfisher We would love to have you in the Foxes 🦊 .. very active CK players are hard to find ! I checked your previous posts .. and you don’t have access to chat (for reasons that still annoy me, because Zeptolab could easily fix this 😡). Are you happy to get discord ? As noted in my post above, it is difficult to coordinate CK matches if there is no way of communicating with players. Looking forward to getting you onboard 😀
  21. You can get quite a number of the Mew York 2 rewards from UL boxes .. but I have no problem with this ! At least I use the mace .. and I still need 43 mace parts to achieve level 13 😂 There’s more good news too ! The mace is also one of the prizes in the next All Stars event 😀 With a bit of luck, I may have a level 13 mace by Christmas 🎄 .. this year 😂
  22. Hi morph If you play City Kings actively (ie happy to play and check your cars several times per day) .. then you definitely have a shot ! Come join the best free playing CK gang in CATS .. Fellow Foxes 🦊 We have finished 11th, 21st, 26th and 52nd in the four cities completed so far .. with our position in the top 100 slipping as CK becomes increasingly pay to win ! Despite this, we continue to play hard .. and can beat any genuinely free playing gang ! We are currently ranked 64th in Mew York 2. Being on discord is a definite advantage .. it makes coordinating CK matches much easier. Our discord server is .. discord.gg/DBunBBm Let me know if you’re interested in joining by replying to this post .. or drop into our discord server. My in-game name is Grandpa Phil .. leader of Fellow Foxes 🦊
  23. Loot list for Mew York 2 .. (not as nicely set out as Jio’s list) 😂
  24. Tap on the “people” icon .. top right of your screen. Then tap on “MY GANG” .. And finally, tap on the cog in the top right corner of your MY GANG screen. You are now ready to leave your gang, if this is your wish. All it takes is to tap on the LEAVE GANG button .. bottom left of the screen. I highly recommend joining discord before leaving a gang. If you change your mind, you have a means of communication with former gang mates 😀
  25. None of the above ! There was a recent trial conducted by Zeptolab for players selected at random (as far as I know). A most unfortunate part of this trial was a significant increase in the number of ads players were forced to watch .. in addition to the ads that are normally available to open boxes faster, gain a bonus part from boxes, or collect movie rewards. Disturbingly, these extra ads could be removed for a weekly cash payment ! In effect, players during the trial were given a choice .. either watch a barrage of ads (and contribute to increased ad revenue for Zeptolab) .. or make a weekly cash payment to avoid the extra ads (thereby contributing directly to Zeptolab’s revenue). A classic example of Hobson’s choice 😡