Comments for Clout: The Game

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mosesmalone

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Hmm I wonder if anything happened in clout last night let me check the game" *jaw drops when I see global chat*

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Developer response from delosford

Did you check the world page yet?

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wesley_ding

Jul. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) WesleyD - "I will fillibuster the SHIT out of you!" Wildcard is awesome.

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Developer response from delosford

I'm kind of surprised more people don't have it.

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OJ_Jones

Dec. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I have a death ray now. Do what I say.

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Developer response from delosford

Good ol' death rays.

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Daddysback

Jun. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love that I can dual wield bazookas in the house of congress, but I can't come without shoes.

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Developer response from delosford

Hey, freedom has its limits, bub.

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Xyrhoshi

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Apparently games made almost 2 years ago are considered "hot" and "new". That's ok though, since this overly complex interactive simulator of real-life politics enlightens me on how deep down, we're all scummy politicians.

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Developer response from delosford

Closer to 5 years ago. Luckily text-based games never get more dated. The advertising also coincides with the impending release of the first tie-in game for the world (The Lobby).

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pokedude171

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You know that monacals and top hats are in high demand when they cost 10,000 dollars each

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Developer response from delosford

Special government discount

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Magistro

Jul. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "I have gathered all required signatures, agreements and documents required and will thus be forming a Conference Committee with respect to this bill!" I'm pretty sure someone else already pointed this out but there's one unnecessary "required" in that sentence.

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Developer response from delosford

Actually, no, you're the first person to catch that to my knowledge. I can only assume it came from the Department of Redundancy Department.

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PyroDefense101

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I wanna play but it keeps saying "The operation timed out." :{ pls halp

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Developer response from delosford

People are attacking connectivity to the game and my hosting company is lying about it. They actually tried to tell me that 504 errors are being caused by the server not having enough RAM. The server isn't even using half its RAM, and RAM can't cause internet connectivity problems before you ever hit the server.

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nevUS003

Jul. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I want to give this game 5/5 stars, but considering how active you are in replying to everyone i want to make it 6/5 stars right now

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Developer response from delosford

Well, thanks for the glowing praise!

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ShinodaII

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Your connection has timed out" is this supposed to be an allusion to the US government shutdown?

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Developer response from delosford

Email support@cacloud.com, tell them to fix connectivity to cloutserver.net and stop making nonsensical excuses about server RAM.

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Sapharus

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @delosford, i guess your hosting company needs to download more RAM :P

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Developer response from delosford

Maybe they can download the whole internet while they're at it. Should speed up response times.

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supreis

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) ->Dangit, still not working->Refresh->Dangit..

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Developer response from delosford

Nothing I can do about 504 errors. Direct your angry emails to support@cacloud.com, because they really aren't doing their jobs right now.

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warhero2019303

Jun. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Clout. We know drama.

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Developer response from delosford

indeed

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supergreenlizard

Jul. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I've passed out at least 7 times now

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Developer response from delosford

Sounds like dedication to me.

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OJ_Jones

Feb. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not only did some jerk kill me but they took my death ray away. Rest assured I WILL GET MY DEATH RAY BACK AND I WILL GET MY REVENGE ON THE MANIAC WHO KILLED ME.

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Developer response from delosford

I would be impressed if you could attain the same relic again

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Skyrunner97

Jul. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The developer of this game is a genius and creative too. I am amazed by the wonder that is Clout and the person who is the parent of this brainchild.

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Developer response from delosford

Could be the strongest praise ever given to the game. Thanks for saying so!

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syr1

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Very interesting game concept. Never heard of Clout before. If you could build Clout, The Lobby, etc up even more and integrate them seamlessly there's no telling the amount of emergent gameplay that could come of it or how this satire might actually take on a life of its own and raise interesting concepts and insights on politics in general. Already i've seen that these satirical politician players are building power bases, going after each other in groups, and acting like real politicians.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for saying so! And I definitely agree that it'll be interesting to see what exactly becomes of the interconnection between the games.

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rangerriffic

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) did as suggested. just got hooked on this too :C. don't care 5/5 will wait patiently.

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for saying so. I'm working on it.

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techhead999

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) lets face it, the socialists are probably behind this...or the conservatives. OR the the liberals. but lets not forget those darn "green" hippies.

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Developer response from delosford

Mmmkay

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Rhysdog

May. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i cant believe any assasin would be stupid enough to walk up and stab moses for just $200000

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Developer response from delosford

ok?

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firebuttokcs

Jul. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I've already commented that I like the game, but you do continue to amaze me. The patience that you've shown throughout the 504 issues was rather impressive. Even more so was the patience you showed with the people that commented without bothering to read the previous comments. I'm very, very impressed with both this game and you. Nice job. If you ever need any help (random, but still), let me know. You've done what no other developer on this site has: impressed me with their responsiveness and ability to help people out beyond just saying, "Hey, thx. Glad you like it."

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Developer response from delosford

Hey, thx. Glad you like it. olol

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nightfury2986

Jul. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Hacking the game is bad, mmmkay?" i got this message right after creating the character...

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Developer response from delosford

Try reloading the game. You probably double-clicked a button.

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keyreper

Jul. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) awesome dev awesome :D I really hope you don't go insane from replying to every comment.

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Developer response from delosford

What's saying I didn't already?

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killingspree26

Jul. 31, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 100 tril debt... damn greens

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Developer response from delosford

But it only went up 5 trillion from yesterday, which is progress! lol

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Gonkeymonkey

Jul. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I got addicted to it when I got to "... text based...". I love to read, books or web!

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Developer response from delosford

Sounds like this is the game for you. Also watch for the release of The Lobby, coming soon!

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Magistro

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) At the end of the day your stress lowers by 25%

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Developer response from delosford

25% is the base value, though the actual reduction varies by a couple factors.

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jejeas

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So I plan to be the nice guy type of politician with high intellect and stuff. But more I play, more I think im going to use drugs. Drugs are usefull.

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Developer response from delosford

Some people do, some people don't.

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Magicwarrior

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Yayyyyy Games back up

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Developer response from delosford

Game was always up. There was an internet connectivity issue.

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johnster278

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @skoosh it only changes it slightly, but i'm assuming that you just joined. if you get a more clout and introduce bigger bills then it will affect more, this is to keep a huge wave of noobs coming in and destroying everything.

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Tarrock

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Is it possible the servers are having trouble with the huge number of new players?

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Developer response from delosford

No. The servers handled that completely fine, as you saw for the first three days of the advertising. In fact, after some performance tweaks: the server actually consumed less resources than it did before the newbie flood.

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Tarrock

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Again!? These guys really need to lay off the black market.

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Developer response from delosford

indeed

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whyshouldi2

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Q, are these people messing with the server connection the same guys at the NSA from before.

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Developer response from delosford

I doubt it was the NSA in the first place and never really had a theory that it was. It's a criminal organization of some sort as far as I can tell.

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FrankF10

Jul. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Hey man, I'm not a savage. I got some flats, a tie, a suit, and a nifty flap pin for my lapel too!

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Developer response from delosford

o rly

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SpicyChickenWing

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I passed out, but how am i to explore the cloutiverse if i cant play the other games?

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Developer response from delosford

You can read about them on the site and forums? Yeah, I know it's not that great for now. On the upside, I am nearly finished with The Lobby. A small group of testers can currently play it.

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supreis

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Nevermind about the page can't be displayed thing, it fixed itself.

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Developer response from delosford

Such is the internet. Glad to hear it cleared up.

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Magistro

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) That President isn't afraid to exercise his veto powers is he?

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Developer response from delosford

Considering there were thousands of bills passed yesterday, I'm kind of surprised only that many got vetoed.

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Daddysback

Jul. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Idea for assassination: Men with machineguns pulled up to CONGRESSPERSON's house, emptying over 2000 bullets into the house, killing everyone inside. And if the congressperson survived, it would be: Fortunately, the congressperson was out to lunch at the time. Or: However, all of the bullets missed the congressperson, and the police assigned to his house killed the attackers.

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Developer response from delosford

Various different assassination types will be added in the future.

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wesley_ding

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) *Accuses Kongregate of corruption*

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Developer response from delosford

I assure you I don't have enough money to bribe them to advertise for me. I'm pretty sure that's actually just called "paying for advertising", now that I think about it.

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DereckSchiller

Jul. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Surprisingly, the elections of your presidents are followed almost religiously in France and surrounding countries (I wouldn't know about Eastern Europe but I am sure they are like us). I remember a local station asking two child actors what they fought of the Invasion of Iraq (as it was called here) back in 2002. No other warring country would get this privilege. Newspapers like to report any piece of info they can get - in fact, six months after Obama's second election, a national newspaper in Switzerland ran a story about Romney's leftover 5 million dollars from the campaign. Even in Europe people pick sides as if they were voting too! On a more general level, the French market is often Anglophobe (that is, adverse to the English language) but they enjoy video games as much as anyone else. Providing a game in their language is the ultimate compliment. Hm, this comment is getting extremely long! You know, I should make it into a blog post!

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Developer response from delosford

Translating the game is something that would take a good while and unfortunately I still need to finish like...4 other games that people are waiting on (1 is already mostly done at least!)

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laveney

Aug. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Seeing Frank Underwood in Clout - "meh, that was to be expected" Seeing Frank Underwood actually being majority whip in Clout - EPIC!

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Developer response from delosford

Can't say I was directly responsible for that one.

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Top12Gun

Mar. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm just gonna add that Josh is definitely the first name I'd list if you asked me who would suggest hooker murder as an option.

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Developer response from delosford

Don't kill hookers -- they're already dead inside!

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Stepping_Razor

Apr. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This game has been a lot more intense since that win bill was introduced.

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Developer response from delosford

Indeed.

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r2d2go

Jul. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It seems people are having problems with getting on - I haven't, but I think I'll be emailing them anyway. Is it possible to petition or otherwise organize protest against this kind of thing? Or is the best any given person can do just send them emails? If they're not doing what you pay them to do, they're doing something illegal, and it's also inconsiderate and deceptive if they're trying to lie about it. I hope this issue can be resolved.

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Developer response from delosford

apparently the problems have started up again. So feel free to email away.

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trampek

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Absurdly large national debts seem to not reall faze anyone, but I don't really care aswell. Go America!

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Developer response from delosford

Seems all the newbies definitely altered the debt:gdp ratio quite a bit. It jumped from ~30trillion to ~50trillion in a day. You'll see people trying to correct that now.

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johnster278

Jul. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) http://imgur.com/hgp6OQj

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Developer response from delosford

heh

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poopmok

Mar. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) when i passed out while i was banging my escort it must of been pretty akward for the escort considering i literally PASSED OUT in the middle of the action

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Developer response from delosford

I'm sure they're used to it.

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GordonSo

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Not a Spy and Cheesus. Committed to making this game completely unplayable since 2013.

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Developer response from delosford

Not sure what you mean.

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Rhysdog

Jun. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) you'd think that after the immense amount of slander recently that the whole thing would make front page news around the world. or at least that people would suspect something...

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Developer response from delosford

why would increasing frequency of slander make it a bigger story?

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moxieman

Jan. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Fantastic game! Sharp, self-aware and hilarious. It's just enough to be a immersive good time, but not so much that it becomes self-important and preachy. (I can't find the adjective for that statement.) One thing though, while I get the feeling the world page was given a lot of thought and care, it seems as if the game isn't affected by it enough. It doesn't matter to the player that the economy is sunk and so on. It would be really impressive if the store and the black market experienced inflation in proportion to the sinking economy and so on. All the same, my favorite game on Kong!

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Developer response from delosford

Thanks for the feedback and support! The CPI is not currently modeled, which would be more what you're talking about. Historically, I think the CPI also has a loose or potentially inverse relationship with the price of illicit drugs. However, I do have plans to implement bills that will alter the cost of drugs and perhaps also items (drug law bills and sales tax or something). These bills will ALSO modify costs of other games connected to Clout, such as The Lobby and Campaign Trail (both currently only in the planning stages, but The Lobby should be open in some form within a month at most).

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natis1

May. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This game is incredibly unrealistic, congress actually gets stuff done in it.

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Developer response from delosford

i loled

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