it does reset. What you need to do is not attack others until you understand the game mechanics and make a proper design. which is rather simple. This link links to a very good tutorial written by a personal friend of mine, expanded on from the original kong guide.
Use it. Because this game is old, and Kongregate wins by sheer numbers of experienced players. Not because they are overpowered. If you follow this guide, you can be ON PAR with those overpowered players in a matter of hours.