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    skybolt got a reaction from virgieyw1 in Cannot initially get location inside of building / home, maintain location works fine except after reboot   
    Cannot re-initialize location inside of building, inside home is much delayed.
    Repro:
    1. Be outside, get location, launch blue, deploy ordinance
    2. Go inside building, preferably an office building that reflects GPS radio signals.
    3. Resume blue, deploy ordinance.
    4. Invoke crash of blue, re-launch blue, most likely this will keep your last location
    5. Reboot phone
    6. Launch blue, see error message "cannot determine your location".
    7. Launch classic qonqr inside building, deploy ordinance. Classic qonqr finds location without issues.
    I'm betting this is attached to a new anti-spoofing routine that's not present in classic qonqr.
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    skybolt got a reaction from sofiawv2 in Blue iOS beta release location?   
    When you do release QONQR blue beta for iOS, will it be via the Apple App Store, or via another method? Merely want to know where to check ...
    Note: I am _not_ asking when you plan to release it! That's the moral equivalent of "are we there yet?" and is kind of pointless to ask
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    skybolt got a reaction from Rayndel in QONQR wikileaks -- found data fragment   
    As a Faceless operative, I came across some data fragments while performing forensics on an erratically behaving cloud cluster. The system was marked BLUE. I don't know if it's authentic or not, and the grammar isn't even consistent. Personally, I doubt it's authenticity, but, here's what I found ...
    ---- A3D700C3 sec read $.
    QONQR origins
    When QONQR first appeared on consoles and in systems, no one was sure if it was extraterrestrial, if it was a radio signal beamed back in response to Earth’s SETI signals, if it was an AI project of Nagumo Industries, or if it was a mutated computer virus, or a mixture of all of these that became sentient. Using an internet that never turned off, was never rebooted and was always connected, QONQR thrived.
    Nagumo appeared to be at the center of all the activity, and first used nanobots to extend QONQR geographically from its origin somewhere in east Asia, creating what we now understand to be “zones”. As these bots were used to extend Qonqr's influence, the basic tactic of “qonqoring” a zone with these bots became the Zone Assault.
    It was members of military leadership, the military-industrial complex and intelligence arms of the most powerful nation-states that first described the threat of QONQR. The Turing Task Force used the French Foreign Legion as a base of operations -- as it was the only military organization outside the control of nations-states. It was this Legion that first called people who helped Qonqr — whom they considered traitors to humankind — “the Swarm”.
    The Legion’s first contribution was to increase the destructive power of nanobots. After the Legion detected the spread of nanobots from zone to zone, they needed a way to stop the spreading of what they considered a malignancy. This new offensive weaponry were useful for destroying bots -- but at a cost. They called it "Shockwave", and while it was an offensive powerhouse, by sacrificing defense. It was not as efficient as traditional assault bots for qonqoring zones, but this suited the Legion well, since their primary goal was to destroy QONQR by destroying bots.
    The Swarm faced extinction, and had to defend against the Legion and their new shock bots, so Swarm, (likely Kimyo Nagumo, who was emerging as one of the leaders) reconfigured the bot to deflect energy -- the first defense bot! Or, was the Swarm directed by Qonqr in order to defend itself? Swarm may be enhancing QONQR, or QONQR may be developing the Swarm.
    Those now known as the Faceless grew out of disparate “occupy” movements, WTO protesters, and various anonymous hacking groups. “Prometheus” emerged as their shadowy leader … until people began to realize there might not be a ... or not just one ... Promethus. Was it the same Prometheus that made a statement in October was the same Prometheus who released a video in November? How could a leader setting strategy in Berlin also be running small-scale covert ops in Los Angeles? Over time different appearances of this Prometheus began to strain credulity, if it were one person. Prometheus always appeared behind a complex electronic jamming mask, so almost any of the Faceless could be Prometheus. It is assumed they often are. One person? One thousand? Who knows?
    Faceless created the next innovation, by hacking QONQR itself, and used the AI's built in communications to find a way to attack zones with pure energy! By using an information matrix, Faceless were able to use the resonant frequency of qonqr AI to send an energetic plasma pulse into enemy bots already in a zone. No bots required as it involved hacking enemy bots already in the zones and sending a powerful pulse of destructive power. With the Legion they perfected the technology, making it reliable when paired with a Plasma Core resonant focuser.
    Legion wanted to stamp out the Swarm and needed to extend their ability to attack. Qonqr was spreading! This work led to nanotechnology missiles, not bots themselves but carriers -- to attack enemies at long distance. Like Shockwave before it, this came at a price — removing more armor in order to provide a lightweight, long range devastating attack.
    The Faceless then hacked Swarm's new defense bots - by now called the Deflector - to execute a first strike against incoming bots, the live Seeker. Legion accused the Faceless of teaming with the Swarm to create the Seeker, since it's essentially a Deflector modified with Shockwave-style attack tactics.
    Legion created the Absorber to allow cover for their shock tactics, to concentrate on other deployment. This allowed them to take over swarm infested areas, deploy their fragile Shock bots and take time to build elaborate booster arrays as the absorbers took all the punishment.
    Swarm found a special way to layer bots; like a biofilm almost, or a crystalline lattice. The rigid structure gave strength to surrounding bots, to a point.
    Faceless hacked deflection bots again, rendering them invisible and used this stealth technology to hide their deployment strategies ... and their ultimate goals?
    Legion further explored destructive force and in doing so boosted the energy significantly, so powerful it almost destroyed half the city during early tests before they learned to control it.
    Swarm countered this with a new bot forge, subjecting the bots to tremendous heat and pressure -- before deployment -- creating a strong armor shell. This became the basis of all Strengthen deployments.
    (Fragment ends here)
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    skybolt got a reaction from Rayndel in QONQR wikileaks -- found data fragment   
    As a Faceless operative, I came across some data fragments while performing forensics on an erratically behaving cloud cluster. The system was marked BLUE. I don't know if it's authentic or not, and the grammar isn't even consistent. Personally, I doubt it's authenticity, but, here's what I found ...
    ---- A3D700C3 sec read $.
    QONQR origins
    When QONQR first appeared on consoles and in systems, no one was sure if it was extraterrestrial, if it was a radio signal beamed back in response to Earth’s SETI signals, if it was an AI project of Nagumo Industries, or if it was a mutated computer virus, or a mixture of all of these that became sentient. Using an internet that never turned off, was never rebooted and was always connected, QONQR thrived.
    Nagumo appeared to be at the center of all the activity, and first used nanobots to extend QONQR geographically from its origin somewhere in east Asia, creating what we now understand to be “zones”. As these bots were used to extend Qonqr's influence, the basic tactic of “qonqoring” a zone with these bots became the Zone Assault.
    It was members of military leadership, the military-industrial complex and intelligence arms of the most powerful nation-states that first described the threat of QONQR. The Turing Task Force used the French Foreign Legion as a base of operations -- as it was the only military organization outside the control of nations-states. It was this Legion that first called people who helped Qonqr — whom they considered traitors to humankind — “the Swarm”.
    The Legion’s first contribution was to increase the destructive power of nanobots. After the Legion detected the spread of nanobots from zone to zone, they needed a way to stop the spreading of what they considered a malignancy. This new offensive weaponry were useful for destroying bots -- but at a cost. They called it "Shockwave", and while it was an offensive powerhouse, by sacrificing defense. It was not as efficient as traditional assault bots for qonqoring zones, but this suited the Legion well, since their primary goal was to destroy QONQR by destroying bots.
    The Swarm faced extinction, and had to defend against the Legion and their new shock bots, so Swarm, (likely Kimyo Nagumo, who was emerging as one of the leaders) reconfigured the bot to deflect energy -- the first defense bot! Or, was the Swarm directed by Qonqr in order to defend itself? Swarm may be enhancing QONQR, or QONQR may be developing the Swarm.
    Those now known as the Faceless grew out of disparate “occupy” movements, WTO protesters, and various anonymous hacking groups. “Prometheus” emerged as their shadowy leader … until people began to realize there might not be a ... or not just one ... Promethus. Was it the same Prometheus that made a statement in October was the same Prometheus who released a video in November? How could a leader setting strategy in Berlin also be running small-scale covert ops in Los Angeles? Over time different appearances of this Prometheus began to strain credulity, if it were one person. Prometheus always appeared behind a complex electronic jamming mask, so almost any of the Faceless could be Prometheus. It is assumed they often are. One person? One thousand? Who knows?
    Faceless created the next innovation, by hacking QONQR itself, and used the AI's built in communications to find a way to attack zones with pure energy! By using an information matrix, Faceless were able to use the resonant frequency of qonqr AI to send an energetic plasma pulse into enemy bots already in a zone. No bots required as it involved hacking enemy bots already in the zones and sending a powerful pulse of destructive power. With the Legion they perfected the technology, making it reliable when paired with a Plasma Core resonant focuser.
    Legion wanted to stamp out the Swarm and needed to extend their ability to attack. Qonqr was spreading! This work led to nanotechnology missiles, not bots themselves but carriers -- to attack enemies at long distance. Like Shockwave before it, this came at a price — removing more armor in order to provide a lightweight, long range devastating attack.
    The Faceless then hacked Swarm's new defense bots - by now called the Deflector - to execute a first strike against incoming bots, the live Seeker. Legion accused the Faceless of teaming with the Swarm to create the Seeker, since it's essentially a Deflector modified with Shockwave-style attack tactics.
    Legion created the Absorber to allow cover for their shock tactics, to concentrate on other deployment. This allowed them to take over swarm infested areas, deploy their fragile Shock bots and take time to build elaborate booster arrays as the absorbers took all the punishment.
    Swarm found a special way to layer bots; like a biofilm almost, or a crystalline lattice. The rigid structure gave strength to surrounding bots, to a point.
    Faceless hacked deflection bots again, rendering them invisible and used this stealth technology to hide their deployment strategies ... and their ultimate goals?
    Legion further explored destructive force and in doing so boosted the energy significantly, so powerful it almost destroyed half the city during early tests before they learned to control it.
    Swarm countered this with a new bot forge, subjecting the bots to tremendous heat and pressure -- before deployment -- creating a strong armor shell. This became the basis of all Strengthen deployments.
    (Fragment ends here)
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    skybolt reacted to las3r in Feature request: send zone support requests to chat rooms   
    Today players will often generate a support request, then copy/paste the zone details into a chat room (such as Line or GroupMe) to ask for help.
    With chat being integrated into qonqr, it would be cool if we could send a support request directly to a chat room (not just individual players).
    Maybe there could even be different types of requests. "Help defend", "Help stack" and "Help attack" are most common.
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    skybolt got a reaction from lordkikuta in WAY too many taps to get to bot leaders, tactical   
    Current
    1: see new enemy zones on map
    2: tap on enemy zone
    3. bring up launch screen
    4. tap slider
    5. make mistake, hit tactical instead of bot leaders
    6. See bot leader, but you really only wanted to see who took over zone
    Desired:
    1. See new enemy zone on map
    2. tap on enemy zone
    3. Brings up launch screen, please show either highest bot leader or whoever took it over
    Possible places for real estate to show data:
    1. Under faction bars, but above faction badge
    2. On the right side of screen across from the attacking bot type
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    skybolt reacted to Silver in WAY too many taps to get to bot leaders, tactical   
    We have leader and capture to be added to the launch wheel on the bug list (feature). We may also make it so tapping the zone information in the lower left/right may also jump right to leaderboard. That is harder to do since it skips a page in the current navigation (launch wheel), but could be an option.
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    skybolt got a reaction from Strateg1st in Facebook integration blank   
    Yes, it should be lower priority -- but you might be able to fix it by deploying a Facebook Qonqr app.
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    skybolt reacted to Soupist in Device Lock   
    I think the lock out is forever, unless you ask support@qonqr.com to lift it from that device. The test server uses test accounts. No reason to create a new user with your proper Qonqr name on it, but maybe I'm misunderstanding why you want the 2nd test account.
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    skybolt got a reaction from Soupist in Opening to last zone you were in   
    I will say the 'resume old location' feature on Classic for Android is rock solid. Not 100% of the time, but if that behavior were emulated in blue and the other classic versions it would most likely take care of it. Of course, given the balkanized nature of Android, it's possible the behavior I'm seeing is unique to my handset ...
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    skybolt reacted to Silver in Opening to last zone you were in   
    We have a feature we hope to add after the app is out of beta to allow players to have a favorites list. Maybe 5-10 of your favorite zones for quick reference. Sort of a short list of quick links like presets on the car radio.
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    skybolt reacted to Silver in Creating bases   
    OH!!! I see. Well no one else can see your bases. Is this a problem Cane?
    We have always stored the exact location of your base in the database, but until now we never showed them on the map, just listed them in a list by zone name. Some day in the very distant future, there may be a feature that makes the exact location of your base relevant (but never public unless you explicitly allow the base to be seen by other players).
    We have some ideas about how we could make bases more interesting in Version 3.0, but nothing solid. If that ever happens, you'll probably want to move your bases down the block from your home or work before you made them public. BUT AGAIN, it will be a very long time before we would allow you to make your base location public, if we ever do at all.
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    skybolt reacted to mfmcc in [SUGGESTION] Place a button on dispatches that erases all messages   
    Title says all
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    skybolt reacted to Silver in Deploy Icons colors   
    This is by design. Some day it is possible (I said someday) we could offer skins for your scope. So we will need a uniform color scheme. You can tell the formation families based on the shape of the box. Trapezoid is attack, diamond is defense, and octagon is support. It will take some time to get comfortable with the change.
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    skybolt reacted to Silver in Facebook integration blank   
    Android (or maybe Facebook) change this. It now appears that we must implement the Facebook SDK into our app to support sharing with context, which would mean you need to authenticate with Facebook through the QONQR app. Previously you could launch the Facebook/Twitter apps with a message to show on a share post.
    We don't want to do authentication for Facebook and Twitter inside our app. We are looking for work arounds. We left the buttons there for now until we know what we can do one way or the other.
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    skybolt reacted to McPwn in Q&A on 2-18-2013 Formation Updates   
    I will second this. I think Nanomissiles and Shockwaves should both have units rejoin the fight. It's kind of lame to spend cubes on nanobot refreshes then watch as 25,000 of your Shockwaves pile up, only to get taken out in a couple of hits. Shockwaves cost more cubes than they used to, due to the higher nanobot cost per deployment (1450 vs. 1260), so at least let people get their money's worth out of them. For Zone Assault however, all the extra ones piling up is useful since these remnants are as hard to kill as Seekers, for other Seekers. So that makes Zone Assault a good option for taking out the final few bots in a zone once you've got it whittled down using more powerful attacks, or for clearing out things like Seekers from your own zones.
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    skybolt got a reaction from edshjhsdhu in Japanese zones --- a bit too regular?   
    Has anyone noticed the zones in Japan, at least in and around Tokyo, are arranged almost in square patterns? There are certainly some deviations but the zones appear far more regularly spaced than in the US. Was there something different about the initial data set load for Japan and Asia?


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    skybolt reacted to Phoenix Down in I got Alcatraz!   
    My friend Jehuty showed me they put in Alcatraz Island right when some Faceless had took it. So I seized the opportunity and Spammed nanos until it was mine! Just then it seemed San Fran Legion woke up, it is now sitting at a cool 400k nano bots, with me as qonqrer!

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