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Originally posted by AzontoMan:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

Why isn’t it enough?

Sorry. I didn’t see this till now.

Anyway, it’s because some are online, but not playing a game so we a need signal for that.

Why?

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by AzontoMan:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

Why isn’t it enough?

Sorry. I didn’t see this till now.

Anyway, it’s because some are online, but not playing a game so we a need signal for that.

Why?

I said it. Some are online, but not playing a game, so it’s hard to know if they are on or not, that’s why.

 
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Why do you need to know, though?

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:

Why do you need to know, though?

Cuz some people are nosy, DUH!

 
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Something that would be easy to implement, speed up site browsing, wouldn’t change functionality and would be appreciated by several users, would be to change the area of effect for the game info pop-ups from the entire game description, link, tags, image area of the game, to just the image (or image, tag, description if must be, anything but the uri). It’s incredibly annoying to want to click a link and be prevented from doing so because suddenly a pop-up is hovering over the game link.

 
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i think it would be a good idea to add a random game button so people that have no idea what game to play they can just click on that

 
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Originally posted by jed89lol:

i think it would be a good idea to add a random game button so people that have no idea what game to play they can just click on that

That feature was removed for some reason, but instead you can use this very handy game.

 
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Not really sure if this was suggested before, but there should be formatting on the chat.
Now, that sounds stupid, but, it would be awesome to have formatting like italics, underline, and the cross out thing.
Now, to minimize spam, remove the headers, I.E. Header 1-6 and remove anything that can make giant words used for spamming purposes.
And not use the links either, because, pretty sure some people will use it for porn links and stuff like that.
And, with asterisks, it would be a good idea NOT to make them for bold, because of, well, spam, like I’ve said, but also because there are some people like me who love to Role Play.

 
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I recently had the idea of adding clans to kongregate. I’m sure that i am not the first to have this idea but, i think it is a pretty great one.

So, i think that there should be clans on kongregate. The purpose of the clans would be to make it easier for a group of friends to chat wtih each other, to play MMO games together, even to just share news and ifo on the new games and other crap people do.

I think some of the percks for the clans could be that you coudl creat a Coat of Arms for your clan. You could set up requierments and a subscription page that could have the list of requierments to join. For example it could have a list of the requierments liek must be at least level 10 and have sertain badges. Once you complete one of these requierments there would be a little green cheak by it. The Coat of Arms would be costomizable by the clan founder and would be shown on every clan members page.

There could also be clan ranks like iniciate-member-officer-general-captain-leader-founder. Under the coat of arms it could show their rank.

I think this would be really cool and that it’s a great idea. Please tell me what you think of it and if the response is strong enough and demanding that this happen. I think it could happen.
If you support thsi idea, please put this in the signature. +1 to the Kongregate Clan Idea

to hear more feedback on this, go here http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/346660-kongregate-clans?page=1#posts-7220767

Thank you

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:

Very elitist, exclusionary, etc.

No go.

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

Very elitist, exclusionary, etc.

No go.

Why is it a no go? huh

 
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It’s elitist, exclusionary any other stuff that I can’t think of off the top of my head. As you said already, it’s been suggested multiple times, so I don’t see why you think you suggesting it will make a difference.

It’s not personal and I’m not trying to be mean, just realistic.

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:

other stuff that I can’t think of off the top of my head.

You have new ways to exploit people, such as asking for account access to let them join there clan, or giving them things in MMOs, and adding on to the elitist thing people will be able to make a clan for their chat room and easily spot newcomers and ostracize them for it.

 
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So. This happens all of the time. I have seen numerous people being blackmailed for items in MMOs. Honestly i think you guys just hate the idea and r trying to come up with ways to destroy it. Oh, and adv, one person alone can make a difference. One vote changed what the National animal was. It was gunne be a turcky (weird) but then 1 vote made it becoem the eagle :P one person can make a difference.

 
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But the blackmail happens in-game, so it’s the developer’s jurisdiction and their problem to solve. However, if the clan system is official and Kongregate made and supported, any such abuses occuring through the system are Kongregate’s responsibility. That alone is undesirable, moreso when you consider the in-game dynamics that need to be taken into consideration when trying to rectify the problems.

We don’t ‘hate’ the idea and are trying to come up with ways to ‘destroy’ it. I can’t speak for uuu2, but I personally don’t like it. However, I try not to let my personal feelings regarding an idea cloud my judgement. I’m bringing rational arguments to the table – arguments that you seem unable or unwilling to refute. Plus, this is reality. Any time you suggest an idea (whether new or old), people are going to argue against it (devil’s advocate, perhaps). To suggest an idea and expect every single person that ever sees it, ever, to entirely agree with you and have it sail through is beyond unrealistic and naive. When you present an idea, you should always be prepared to defend yourself.

I don’t see how the “one person makes a difference” thing is relevant. We’re talking about money (Kongregate is a business, after all) and resources. Developers need to eat too, they need to afford to be able to put a roof over their heads. Salary for developers is probably quite a substantial expense. I’d guesstimate (rough, but educated) that there’s, say, 7 developers. Say they get paid $1,000 every two weeks. That’s $2,000 a month, each, for a total of $14,000 a month. Site developments costs Kongregate $14,000 a month. That’s a lot of money, isn’t it? So, they need to prioritize their development schedules to optimize their investment.

Since I obviously don’t have access to server-side and user usage statistics, I can only make assumptions. Let’s go back to the Cloud Storage example. It’s a widely wanted and often suggested feature. It has broad appeal, since it affects anyone that will ever play a game that doesn’t have the save file stored on a third-party server. That’s a hugely massive portion of Kongregate’s userbase – both casual and hardcore. Your clan idea really only targets MMO players. While MMO players are a significant source of revenue for Kongregate, they’re not a large part of the userbase, especially any user that plays MMOs exclusively. It makes more sense for Kongregate to apply their $14,000 a month expense to a feature that is widely wanted and affects a greater number of users.

As I said as well, a lot of what you’re suggesting already exists, in informal ways. Private rooms are already in existance and with scripts like UnknownGuardian’s (too lazy to link), it’s practically automated, making it super easy to use. The game’s sub-forum is a great place to have Clan threads, to chat about whatever clan-related things there are to chat about. To see what your friends are doing, what they’re up to, there’s the activity feed. It only shows the activities of friends that you have added, so there’s no extra noise involved. Private messages and chat whispers are a great way to communicate privately with other members of your clan. If someone isn’t online but you want to get their attention, leave them a shout! If you want a crest or tags, use your profile. Add a tag to your About Me and change your avatar to your crest.

The clan system you’re suggesting has no inherent advantages. As I said, everything you want already exists, just not in a unified (and unnecessary) system. There’s seemingly no real advantages to implementing such a system. However, there’s numerous disadvantages.

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:

It’s elitist, exclusionary any other stuff that I can’t think of off the top of my head. As you said already, it’s been suggested multiple times, so I don’t see why you think you suggesting it will make a difference.

It’s not personal and I’m not trying to be mean, just realistic.

(cough) K+ (cough)

Are you implying it’s only ok to be elitist and exclusionist if you pay for it? :P
Then again, there is no reason why Kongregate couldn’t make said feature a paying feature with a monthly fee?

So those are no reasons at all for Kong, or they wouldn’t have K+ either, unless you’re saying K+ isn’t elitist or exclusionist.

I have no opinion on the matter btw, whether they spend time on such or other feature is all the same to me, though I’d prefer they’d spend some time on making the place a bit more up-to-date and user friendly before spending time on new features or basically duplicate them.

 
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K+ … elitist

If K+ had it’s own forum or it’s chatroom was more active I would say it would be more elitist. But since the only requirement for getting it is $30 rather then someone choosing you to join it doesn’t make it all that glorious.

 
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Plus, K+ doesn’t have any affect on core site functionality. It pretties it up a bit or makes it a bit nicer, but everything works perfectly fine without it. I don’t think this clan system can boast the same.

 
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I guess we can go into an argument about what would constitute elitism on Kong, though I doubt this is the place to do it, nor do I really feel like going into it. I also doubt it wouldn’t be a fruitful discussion since I can sort-of guess what arguments both sides would make and I fear neither side would give in, making the effort wholly futile, at least for my part. :p

(For the record: I’m not trying to make obscure accusations against anyone ^^ )

 
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cool

 
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Is there anyway to have more then 2 users including yourself in a private message conversation? Using Tetsuo & adv0 as an example,as they're the last 2 users to post in here say I wanted to discuss something with both of them it would be easier if all 3 of us could be in the same PM convo rather then all of us having to individually message in a “message triangle”.
I don’t know if this already exists in K+ or as a script somewhere.
If this doesn’t currently exist I would like to suggest multiple user PM conversations.

 
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Originally posted by abraaz:

Is there anyway to have more then 2 users including yourself in a private message conversation? Using Tetsuo & adv0 as an example,as they're the last 2 users to post in here say I wanted to discuss something with both of them it would be easier if all 3 of us could be in the same PM convo rather then all of us having to individually message in a “message triangle”.
I don’t know if this already exists in K+ or as a script somewhere.
If this doesn’t currently exist I would like to suggest multiple user PM conversations.

Private chatrooms do this.

 
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Originally posted by uuu2:
Originally posted by abraaz:

Is there anyway to have more then 2 users including yourself in a private message conversation? Using Tetsuo & adv0 as an example,as they're the last 2 users to post in here say I wanted to discuss something with both of them it would be easier if all 3 of us could be in the same PM convo rather then all of us having to individually message in a “message triangle”.
I don’t know if this already exists in K+ or as a script somewhere.
If this doesn’t currently exist I would like to suggest multiple user PM conversations.

Private chatrooms do this.

I don’t have access to chat due to my phone having no flash support. :c