Recent posts by neo32x on Kongregate

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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / halp...dying...lag..too much...

wow, so much get a better this or that, disable this or that, don’t use this browser, use that browser.

_ i see nothing that i haven’t tried before or hasn’t been suggested before.

pardon my rage but:

my flash is up to date, i use firefox, my laptop can run emulated PSfreaking2 games without too much trouble (depends on the ps2 game in question), and…oh, right, i ALWAYS right click and set flash…ANYTHING to use full memory access. you people making pointless suggestions should know that in some cases, the game or something related to it really is at fault.

and to you, dias17se: why don’t you come to where i live in southeast oklahoma and bring your magical tech with you because where i live the fastest freaking internet connection available is either the wifi i’m using now (max download speed of 180kb) or a gosh darn WORTHLESS RIPOFF sattelite ISP which comes with a 12gb monthly bandwidth cap (that is NOTHING nowadays. i could go through that in under 3 days some times. after which the sattelite ISP would be all too happy to charge for extra bandwidth OR throttle the speed to below dial-up speed) that should be banned! if there was ANY better connection available here we would’ve tried it already.

i never run flash in safe mode. don’t even know what this pepperflash people keep talking about is (if it’s a chrome thing then it’s of no concern to me as i use firefox primarily).

@Tsukiyomarau0: (joke is noted) i’ll finally have this worthless pile of crap, excuse of a piece of tech known as a laptop replaced with a REAL computer, a desktop the FIRST chance i get. this piece of crap is falling apart just sitting here. i have to use this old alienware keyboard which is 9 years old now plugged in because the “integrated” keyboard is broken. the S, spacebar, and 1-3 arrow keys on that keyboard are broken and act up all the time.

laptops, oh sure, they have portability going for them BUT nothing about them can be upgraded like a desktop and when they start falling apart from old age theres little that can be done.

all this advice is crap…at least…it is in this and some other cases here and there. i don’t think this is connection lag, since any other game would work fine. heck, i can run RIFT on this laptop (ty to the devs of Rift AND everquest for adding so many options to adjust and fine tune the in-game graphics and various effects so even a crappy laptop can run those huge MMO’s) without much lag and even then the lag is graphics related usually. in this game, it lags severely even with all graphics related settings turned down. i’d mention resource usage but compared to most unity games this game uses hardly any so i doubt it’s that.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / halp...dying...lag..too much...

i know the lag when i last played this game (think that was when the 2nd set of single player lvls were added) but COME ON! i can barely even move correctly while wielding a PISTOL with graphics and EVERYTHING set to low or disabled completely.

can’t even move properly for that matter. i tap a key to move and the game acts like i’m holding it for 3 seconds or longer, can’t aim my gun, shooting gets screwed up.

wth, people? this is almost completely unplayable. i mean, i know it’s been bad since the game was released but now it’s worse than ever. 1st map, single player, and no more than 5 zombies on the screen renders my starting assault rifle (heavy class btw) useless due to heavy lag.

i could understand it if the game was graphically or resource intensive but honestly, it’s far from that. with graphics set to low in this game everything aside from menu stuff is literally a blur so that’s off the list of possible excuses right off the bat.

i can run dead frontier with its 3d graphics on this laptop, have over 30 zombies on the screen at a time in that game still play it just fine. this is just stupid.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / What's with all the hate on Unity?

“failed to update unity web player” it’s the error just about everyone gets when trying to load ANY unity game here at kong and elsewhere. i even checked the unity forums to try and find a solution and people have been getting this problem since 2011 if not farther back and yet no one seems to have ever come up with a definite fix for the problem.

were it not for that ONE problem, i’d have no complaints but that one lone problem makes just loading games a matter of constant refreshing the page and hoping it loads after each refresh. well, that and it seems like unity never caches whatever happens to be loading at the time like flash would. example: if you load a flash game and it stops for whatever reason in the middle of the loading process, just refresh and it resumes from where it stopped at. with unity you have to restart the entire loading process from the very beginning after every time you refresh the page unless you get super lucky and it does resume from where it stopped or hit the error mentioned above.

it’d be nice if they could solve and fix an issue that’s been around for at least 4 years now. >.>

edit: actually, i’m trying to get the game, Shounen Idle, to load currently (it’s a unity game) and have already refreshed it several times yet the update error persists and is still refusing to let it load all the way.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Failed to update Unity Web Player?

i take back what i said before. this and NOTHING else has EVER fixed this problem. heck, you could look on the unity forums themselves and see that even on they’re own forums no one has been able to fix this problem. and no, despite what they suggest, redownloading and reinstalling doesn’t help anything. it’s STILL a buggy piece of software that has update issues even if you have the latest version installed (if i already have the latest version WHY IS IT TRYING TO UPDATE WHEN THERE IS NO NEW VERSION RELEASED YET?!).

oh and this happens in both firefox and IE as i have observed multiple times. the ONLY thing i and likely anyone is able to do is just keep refreshing the page whenever such an error appears and hope it loads which is quite unlikely to happen in any case.

would be nice if the devs making unity could fix they’re own problems but somehow, by now, i’m wondering if even they know whats wrong with it.

edit: also, after checking this problem on the unity forums, there have been threads about this update problem since 2011. WTF?! what, is it an impossible to fix error or something?

2012 thread: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/unity-web-player-failed-to-update.164206/
2011 thread: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/webplayer-updating-error-again.99016/

i bet it dates back even farther possibly.

edit2: after some forum searching around here it looks like no one here knows the exact cause of this problem either. yet some people around here seem to love giving generic tech support advice that never works. (hey, those of you who suggest uninstalling and redownloading/installing unity…SHUT UP! that DOESN’T work or help in the slightest so either give a real suggestion or just keep quiet and let people try to figure out the problem(s).)

 
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Topic: Shonen Idle / Unity, oh, how you so VERY much SUCK!

i can get flash games to load faster than unity ever will (dunno this games file size but a flash game of the same size would likely load quicker for me). then theres the eternal “failed to update” error that EVERYONE gets all the time on just about any unity game. oh and then theres the fact that unlike flash, unity never seems to cache correctly (least not in firefox). a flash gets stuck or stops loading mid-way and i can refresh and it’ll pick up where it left off. unity? sorry, it hit an error so now the ENTIRE loading process has to start over FROM THE BEGINNING!

well, heres hoping i can get past the update error(s) and force it to load fully while avoiding that fatal content error which i hope has been solved.

i had to refresh transport defender the other night at least 10 different times due to update errors before it finally loaded all the way.

it’d be nice if the update problems could be fixed but after looking around on google for a bit it seems it’s one of those things where no one knows a definite fix for it.

 
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Topic: Chains of Darkness / New Players, read before trying out this game.

Originally posted by Mammoth_tank:
Originally posted by SirF:

You have a point, but let me tell you IT IS a good business model. It’s the "Nice graphics-Energy-Wartune-R2-VIP-a lot of servers then fusing-Business model with a huge success over the world. It lets the player coming back to the game, and has a high-oriented paying system that tells to the player it’s worth paying a little for big advantages, and when you see your limitations again and what you can get with a bit more you say “well, why not?”

For better or worse, , this is the most successful business model out there, and the devs know it.

Well, I don’t know about Chains of Darkness, but if you are talking about Wartune, then it’s the chinese MMORPG model. It’s certainly not the most successful business out there and hardly deserves any praise. Make a game around all possible well known addicting game mechanics (action RPG/upgrades/pet/etc), which looks and plays like a mix of past hits, with a generic tale for story, make most of its contents available only through microtransactions, flash them at the gamer’s face all the time. A lame, shameless and money-grabbing model.

But it works, why? Well, because it was made to be the most effective way of making money from people who have trouble dealing with their lack of self-control. This makes the victims of compulsive behavior caused by mental disorders one of their best costumers. Yes, I’m saying they intentionally prey on dysfunctional behavior and mental disorders, with total disregard by any ethic or moral principle besides the “I’m not pointing a gun to you and making you spend money” line of thought. And people complain when they shut down the game overnight without any warning.

There’s a video of mr. R2 himself talking about this on the web, just Google “10.000 whales”.

By the way, I’m not talking about Spicyhorse here, I didn’t even play the game yet. I like to talk about the business perspective of the MMOs and gaming in general and got derailed to the forums first. :p

But that doesn’t mean I don’t know them. I’ve played American’s Alice for PS3, one of my first plats. Awesome game, creepy as hell hahah

sad but true, that chinese business model stuff i mean.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate chat spammer issues

i just thought of something. is there a limit to how many accounts you could mute (i think there was but i don’t remember)? if there is then eventually even that methods effectiveness will fade to nothing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate needs new games?

Originally posted by Holy2334:
Originally posted by neo32x:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

As of this post, there’s 98,328. I think it’s fine.

lol yeah right. oh, wait, your including all those from other sites that no one likes and fall into the 0-2 star rating range aren’t you? how many “real” games are there? as in 3 star+?

At least a 1,000 so get to it.

only around 1k out of 98k+? man, thats just depressing to think about.

 
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Topic: Chains of Darkness / New Players, read before trying out this game.

“Why is PvP played in Auto, and Manual is not allowed?

The answer is simple. We wanted a level playing field.
Where only the toughness of your demons mattered and differing playing styles and techniques (and maybe even glitches and exploits) could not affect the outcome.
By having both your opponent and your deck AI controlled, this puts both teams on an even keel."

after seeing it for myself (thanks to the FORCED freaking tutorial! i HATE it when devs make that aspect of a game forced rather than a choice.), you made it redundant. level playing field? pfft, LovelyJane was right about this point. there ain’t no “level playing field” when it comes to pure luck.

FYI devs, if i want a game where the mechanics are on auto mode, we have R2 games and they’re garbage for that (note: no one like R2 games). i’d rather it be manual and be left up to my own skill and choices rather than throw my minions onto the battlefield and HOPE they win for me.

when are devs going to learn that auto functions are a stupid addition to just about ANY game? seriously…

“You have a point, but let me tell you IT IS a good business model. It’s the "Nice graphics-Energy-Wartune-R2-VIP-a lot of servers then fusing-Business model with a huge success over the world. It lets the player coming back to the game, and has a high-oriented paying system that tells to the player it’s worth paying a little for big advantages, and when you see your limitations again and what you can get with a bit more you say “well, why not?”

For better or worse, , this is the most successful business model out there, and the devs know it."

right offhand i can’t think of anyone who likes freemium or pay-to-win games, at all. good business model? if its so good then why do so many people (myself included) hate it? the only people that like that bs are the “whale hunting” devs, devs i tend to avoid on sight or stick around to point out the badness of. and when i do leave such games behind? i tend to advise all my friends against playing them.

freemium/pay-to-win: broken, unbalanced, and the devs of the games rarely even care to fix the problems so long as they get money out of it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / what does this "block" thing even do?

:/ could have it say “block notifications” then

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate needs new games?

Originally posted by adv0catus:

As of this post, there’s 98,328. I think it’s fine.

lol yeah right. oh, wait, your including all those from other sites that no one likes and fall into the 0-2 star rating range aren’t you? how many “real” games are there? as in 3 star+?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / what does this "block" thing even do?

i clicked on block when viewing (and flagging) yet another piece of pollution someone dared to upload and call a game ( http://www.kongregate.com/games/kevak321/five-nights-at-lucas-xd ) when looking through the “adventure & rpg” section with the sorting set to newest (heh, newest garbage is more like it) yet it still shows up when i refresh the page. if its not meant to block the game from view then what purpose does it serve? cause there is a LOT of games like that which i bet LOTS of people like myself would LOVE to block.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / the TRUTH about why there are suddenly more pay2win games on kong

i guess so and it’s not that i hate the mmorts genre itself, it’s just that it seems like, more often than not, those i do find are all pay-to-win. also, over at AG they have that game battle pirates (it actually has rts combat, REAL rts combat like in command & conquer among other games, that’s a big plus for me even if it is a base building game otherwise. it at least got part of the rts right.) and while it has the micro-transaction shop there is still plenty you can get for free if you’re patient and grind enough (it’s not broken). well…ok, maybe i do kinda hate the genre itself somewhat >.> but it’s a bit misleading when the genre is called “mmorts” yet the vast majority of games in said genre fall under the “base builder” category rather than actual RTS games.

but yeah, i see you’re point. it’s uncommon but there are still some good games out there you just have to look around enough.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / the TRUTH about why there are suddenly more pay2win games on kong

i miss the days when games (online or not, pc or console) were made to be fun.

oh and if you were trying to defend the freemium business model with that post (or so i’m assuming here), i’d hate to see what you’re opinion of a good free to play game is. cause it must REALLY suck, if the micro-transactions in said game goes beyond say…cosmetics and proceed to damage or completely destroy the gameplay balance between the free and paying players, it’s garbage. simple as that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / the TRUTH about why there are suddenly more pay2win games on kong

Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:

there aren’t.

Kong is just promoting them more so it seems like they are more common than they are.

u shouldnt b mad about kong promoting pay2win games bkuz thats where their money comes from

u shuld b mad at kong for not promoting free games as much as they used to.

dicsucc

might not be too many on kongregate alone but overall? please, these types of games are depressingly common. even the odd text based game you might come across while browsing the internet randomly is freemium if it uses any form of energy/stamina bar/turn based limitation.

oh and while i’m back here, it seems that even freaking console games aren’t safe from this scummy business practice. mortal kombat X seems to have a “easy fatality” micro-transaction thing in it (thanks for the head’s up, Angry Joe of youtube). i find it sickening how much the market now revolves around pure greed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / the TRUTH about why there are suddenly more pay2win games on kong

pay-to-win = greed FAR more often than not (see R2games as an example). in the case of base builder games (or as some fools would have you wrongly believe, mmorts games) it’s usually a free-to-wait/pay-to-win combo and i rarely EVER see ANY redeeming qualities to such a setup. (base builder? sorry, the devs purposely broke the game/ruined any sense of balance for money)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Failed to update Unity Web Player?

so freaking sick of this EXACT problem. i was going to try playing idling to rule the gods just now but after the “failed to update” (update WHAT?! i have the latest version of the plugin from the unity website, there is nothing TO update) problem and refreshing at least 6 times only for it to never load i’ll give this a try and see if it helps. certainly can’t make the problem worse, right?

oh and this update error happens with just about any unity game. period.

edit: oh sweet merciful relief! it worked, unity can finally load correctly. ty SO much.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Obat aborsi penggugur kandungan asli 082243552644,pin;2947041C,obat aborsi terbaik

hmmm… foreign spam

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why so much Idle?

Originally posted by Eketek:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

Lack of people making good non-idle games. Not much kong can do about it.

There are great non-idle games out there to be found. Even recent ones. Finding them, however, is likely a matter either of patience and frustration (if you do it yourself and don’t know where to look) or of randomness (if you’re instead counting on developers to have a strong following), since it takes far more time and effort to make a decent game than it does to spam the new games list with junk.

Take some time to wade through that new games list and see how long it takes before you give up (or at least feel like doing so). That should tell you pretty clearly what happens to developers to aim for quality (unless there are some significant changes forthcoming).

i wouldn’t mind digging through the “new game” listings so much if i were actually looking through new games. instead, what you’re digging through is the internet’s game listing since pretty much every flash game on the net dumps they’re own sites games here and probably 90%+ of them are under the 3 star rating. i could go through 100+ pages and find MAYBE 5-10 half decent games at best some times, less at other times.

i don’t want to play flappy bird clones by the millions. i don’t want to play dress-up games that somehow made it into the adventure & rpg game section (since when do dress-up games have ANYTHING to do with the rpg genre AT ALL?) by the millions. i don’t want to play enter X crappy name of Y crappy game from Z crappy website here by the freaking TRILLIONS! exaggeration, maybe, but i think you all see my point there.

as for setting the filter to highest rated…yeah, ok, thats fine but it has the flaw of having games from over 10 years ago still among the top rated so that causes its own set of problems when trying to find a new “good” game.

question is: do i want to risk googling for a game to play and hope something remotely relevant comes up in the results? or do i want to risk my life digging through the “newest” filter on kongregate’s game listings?

i’d try my luck over at AG but they’re definition of new is recently updated (hence why it’s never a good idea to go only by the front page over there) so that’s of little help too. there could be a 5 month old mmo at AG and if it at long last got an update? boom, front page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / is the standard of games really going down at kongregate

Originally posted by ELBEASTADOR:

it’s all due to the idle madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

or it could be greed since that’s what makes the world go ’round

pay-to-win…pay-to-win EVERYWHERE!

one things for sure, in regards to free-to-play mmo’s (and mobile games) at least (not counting the base builders that are always mislabeled as mmorts but are actually free-to-wait games), nowadays almost every single free-to-play game you come across is pay-to-win thus it was made mainly to generate money for the dev.

i miss when games were made for people to have fun. with online and mobile games it’s pay-to-win (greed) and with console games it’s often graphics > everything else (why i rarely ever buy any NEW console games).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stop putting idle games on the front page.

Originally posted by Rychip:
Originally posted by greg:

I try to be impartial when updating Hot New Games


This picture is from September of 2014. Yet the game (Curl Up & Fly!) still made it to HNG when it was a few months old.

Here is an explanation for it (for Curl Up & Fly!):

So the criteria for HNG still befuddles me as due most systems (ratings, notable games, recommended games) on this site.

I know this post isn’t entirely relevant, but the Hot New Games section was brought up, and idle games are abundant in this section. I know you say you try to be impartial, but I’ve seen some situations where a game appears in HNG and is old or quite old instead of being a hot or new game. Would be nice if some better games could make it, instead of an old MMO or an idle game (this account is still suspicious).

hmmm… a quick google search of that account’s user name (something which typically reveals such an account to be made only to dump games onto kong from a different site and is a very VERY common sight here if you look through the 0-2 star rated games some time) shows the following:

yep, that is actually rockyou dot com and what a surprise, it is exactly the kind of site i mentioned so try not to be even the slightest bit surprised if the account starts dumping games on kong by the dozens at some point.

i’ve always wondered, why allow people to get away with that? if its crap on the other sites, why let said sites flood kong with said crap? there are thousand upon thousands upon thousands of games here in the 0-2 star range that are all uploaded by such accounts. google the username and if it comes up as a website which, like kong, hosts games then its a safe bet that those games are all being dumped onto kongregate. it’s like, why even make a website if your just going to dump you’re garbage here?

flappy bird, how many clones are here on kong, 100? 1k? 5k? dress-up games aimed at audiences under kong’s 13+ age requirement, 1k? 5? 10k+?

there is a DARN good reason i try to ALWAYS avoid ANY game under 3-3.5 stars on kong (anything lower is either a hidden gem…it can happen OR is a waste of existence). i don’t even have to browse the internet to find games to play with kong around since sooner or later they all wind up here.

edit: clicks all games then sets sort/filter to newest facepalm sunnuva… RIGHT THERE, the SECOND game listed is flappy burger (added April 14, 2015)! wth?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation changes

while i don’t particularly enjoy longer wait times for games to load (not my fault the internet sucks here >.< max download speed for me is an impressive 180kb. it sucks for big downloads/games.), the bigger file size cap is an improvement (bigger games). aside from that, i actually liked the fairly large drop down menu as i used the “my kong” to find this thread for the first time in…weeks? just now. thats how rarely i ever even touched it. well, goodbye to the drop down menu i guess. :/ also, yes, the new color up there does indeed stick out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the sites UI.

 
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Topic: Bionic Battle Mutants / [BBM] FAQ

the wiki button is in the lower left, user profile button is lower right.

 
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Topic: Bionic Battle Mutants / Mutonade is bad

well, now that i’ve seen it, i can safely say that no, that mutonade loading screen isn’t hentai. if anything the style strikes me as something from…the 70’s or older maybe? i certainly haven’t seen a pic like that in years at least but no, definately not hentai, though it could be taken as pin-up art at worst i suppose.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Endless Awakenings] Artwork

Originally posted by qwertyuiopazs:

Lol, all MMOs use the same crap artwork, style, ideas, systems, etc.

thats probably a big reason so many MMOs suck upon release. i can describe the vast majority of mmos everywhere with just 2 words: cookie cutter.