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I was playing Progress Wars again the other day, and I continued my progress all the way up to level 62, before calling it a night. However, the next day, I go to continue my progress, and It's gone. Back to level 1.

Now I know I can't get my progress back, but can someone tell me why it might have been lost? Steps I can take to prevent loss of progress in the future?

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Progress Wars stores several cookies in your browser which it attempts to retrieve at each session to figure out your progress in the game so far. Among these cookies are the cookies that allow the game to retrieve your level and progress each time you open the game site.

If you cleared your browser's data recently, you will have gotten rid of the cookies. Also, your browser might be configured to delete cookies automatically when your session ends; check your preferences.

EDIT: Recovering your progress:

If your browser supports editing of cookies or if there exists an add-on which allows you to edit your browser's cookies, you can "recover" your progress, although it can be considered cheating.

On Firefox:

  • Install this add-on or something similar
  • Tools > Cookie Editor
  • Find the cookie listed for called level. Change the value to one below the level you were at when your progress was lost.
  • Refresh and click the progress button. You'll be progressed to the next level and it'll be as though you reached the level through amazing dedication to progression.

On Chrome:

  • Tools > Preferences > Under The Hood > Content Settings > Cookies > Show Cookies and other site data
  • Same process as with Firefox from here on in.
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Everything seems in order... Its weird, it kept it for the first 2 or 3 days. :( – GnomeSlice Nov 19 '10 at 2:19
HAHAHAHA, I love how "recovering" your progress is really just typing in what level you want to be at XD – Josh Nov 23 '10 at 13:38

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