Recent posts by NeilSenna on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / How to report a moderator?

Given that he appears to work for the developer, it looks like the game doesn’t want a Kong forum anymore…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Have you completed any impossible badges?

I’ve only got six:

Dino Run
Mardek 3
Orbular
Balloon Invasion 2
Meat Boy
Pandemic 2

None of the high-skill ones… lack the focus/ability for those.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / [Resolved?] Serious issue: Game updates rolled back after maintenance

Originally posted by Dreamjuice:
Originally posted by LouWeed:

Just wondering when this is going to be fixed
At the moment none of the games listed here load
They all either get stuck on a black screen, or kongbot appears in the game window complaining about how he can’t find the page I’m looking for
All I really do on this site is try out new games so it’s basically broken at the moment

The issue should be resolved now, and I’m able to load the games on that page. Would you kindly give it another shot and let me know if it works?

Still happening to me on Reach the Core

Edit: Ah, seems to be working OK now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What do you think about ingame ads?

I’ve never seen such an advert, but I probably wouldn’t mind what you describe. As long as I could decide when it played.

Originally posted by Tulrog:


What annoys me are reward-for-facebook-like ads. Pretty much useless to anyone without a facebook account and I feel a bit scammed by those. After all I am still exposed to the ad but get nothing in return.

If they’re in Kong games, just click them anyway. You don’t have to like/follow them to get the reward, all you have to do is click the button.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The term "Cis"

“I’ve got a fork here.”
“You mean a cis-fork?”
“A what?”
“Well it was a fork when it came out of the factory, wasn’t it?”
“Yes.”
“And it identifies itself as a fork now?”
“I imagine so.”
“Well then. Seriously, you need to go on an awareness course to learn to respect the feelings of forks that used to be spoons.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Holidays

Originally posted by RPNeo:
Originally posted by NeilSenna:

Everyone who sends Kongregate a Christmas present already gets that.

what?

Kongregate only gives presents to people who give it presents. Not really fair to expect it to just give without receiving anything in return.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Holidays

Everyone who sends Kongregate a Christmas present already gets that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Old Forgotten but Fun games MUST come back.

Colourshift is a good oldie.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If You Were King... Fix Stuff!

I’d provide funding to build new, modern social housing on currently underutilised brownfield and carefully selected greenfield sites… having asked local councils what they need. Then I’d offer 80% to existing social housing tenants, and the rest to homeless. The remaining homeless could then move into the older social stock vacated by the previous existing tenants.

Ideally I’d end up with enough to have a housing surplus. Wouldn’t make them free, although with housing benefit, they effectively would be to those with a real need.

Then I’d ask my army of flunkies to sort out some accounts to pay for it and write the remaining 30 pages of this post aimed at addressing the causes of homelessness…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Popular games you don't like

Sonny games
Bloons TD games
Papa games
Fancy Pants
Idle games
90% of point and clicks
And MMOs.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Out of the following games, which would you favorite, play, or delete?

Favourite Enchanted Cave 2
Play Kingdom Rush
Delete Bloons TD 5

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Changes In News

Originally posted by Kasic:

Lastly, what happened to climate change? I haven’t seen or heard anything about it in the news recently, for or against. The last thing I can recall is a short blurb about the ice in the Antarctic growing (totally expected from global warming and predicted over 70 years ago, btw), which normally would have been big news.

Apathy, I think. People got so used to hearing the same old stuff over and over that a lot of them, I imagine, have very little interest in hearing even more of it, so it’s not a topic most news companies are going to chase and push because their goal is engagement and pulling in readers. The Antarctica story would have been big news during the ‘climate change craze’ when everyone was talking about it a while back, but now it’s almost a ‘specialist’ science story… a bit like a close asteroid flyby or a volcanic eruption 5,000 miles away. It might make the headlines on a slow news day, but on a normal day there’ll be more ‘interesting’ stories to report and it’ll get shunted aside.

That, and I suppose most climate change stuff isn’t really ‘news’ these days. The Earth is getting warmer… we know. We’re having an impact… we know (well, most of us do). Sea levels will rise a bit, habitats will be affected, polar bears will spend more time swimming… everyone knows. So no one bothers to tell us those things any more.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Gods of Arena

Was a decent timewaster, shame about the stubborn sponsor…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are you more likely to rate a game you love or hate?

Hate, probably. But I try to always rate ones I love too… it’s more the middle-ground games that miss out with me.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Business like government

You’ve really nailed the ‘disgrunted reader of ideologically biased regional newspaper who sends in letters once a week’ thing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What conspiracy's do you believe?

Don’t have anything to add to the OP (one I’ve never heard before, and I didn’t the US had that many arabic citizens anyway). As for the ones I believe…

I don’t subscribe to any of the most common conspiracy theories, and while I don’t necessarily believe an awful lot of what governments say on any topic, I can’t think of any belief I have which falls under the banner of a ‘conspiracy theory’.

So I’m rather boring so far as this topic is concerned… or maybe I just don’t like to see myself as a tinfoil hat guy.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why is Kongregate charging VAT?

As far as I can tell, the EU or UK government fiddled with something at the start of the year… VAT ‘place of supply’ for digital goods is now based on the location of the consumer, not the business. Or something like that.

Whatever it is, it means it’s a legal obligation and they have to do it.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What game is this?

Remnants of Skystone? I think that was steampunky in some way.

If so, it died.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

I don’t really understand your concern, Neil. Are you saying that we don’t have data that substantiates racism?

No. Again, even after reading my post from every possible angle, I have no idea how you reached that conclusion.

Edit: I was going to leave it at that but for the purpose of reclarification…

Your post up there ^ implied that because the white girl was white, had a certain type of family with a certain level of income, summer camps, makeup and clothes, and the black girl did not, that the black girl ‘had to travel further’ to reach the same position. That her achievement was greater.

I said that without knowing absolutely everything about each of their lives (and each of their personalities), we have no way of knowing which of the two ‘had to travel further’. Therefore I believe that awarding the position to the black girl using the factors you mentioned alone would be making a decision on the futures of those two girls based on an incomplete picture.

And I’d consider that to be an injustice. Of course the level of racial discrimination that exists in the US (to a greater extent, I understand, than it does where I live) is its own injustice… but I don’t like the idea of swapping one injustice for another.

It’s funny how quick people can be to point out injustices done to White people.

Make them both white, make them both black. It would still be an injustice to the one who loses out.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

You mean the assumption that life in America is harder for Black people than it is for White people?

No… and I’m unsure how you reached that response from what I wrote.

The assumption that, in a situation with hundreds, maybe thousands of factors, a mere three or so can be used to determine whose achievement is greater.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

Awarding scholarships based on the distance traveled is a good method, I think. A White suburbanite that was provided all kinds of scholastic support from her one-working-parent family, private school, after-school programs (instead of working), healthy regular meals, summer camps, and all of the cosmetic accoutrement needed to ensure she wouldn’t be ostracized in school will understandably be MORE LIKELY to be qualified for grad school than a Black girl that had none of those things yet nonetheless finds herself in a position to apply for the same school.

Awarding the position to the White girl acknowledges that she has more support mechanisms to ensure her success. Awarding the position to the Black girl acknowledges that she had to travel further to get to the same place. What is the greater achievement? And given these two individuals, who would you rather be stuck on a desert island with?

The attractive, slutty one, of course.

I can see where you’re coming from with your example, but it uses only selected elements to lead the reader to determine that the black girl had to travel further. To make a truly accurate judgement we’d need to have access to the entire lives of both parties (and I mean access at the level of being able to read both of their memories from infancy to the present).

We can assume based on skin colour, property location and parental income that one had further to go. But given there are countless other factors, many of which could have a substantially greater impact on success than any of those things, we’d be hitting the old ‘ass out of u and me’ wall and replacing one injustice with another.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Got the Oroboros easy badge. Highlight of my gaming year.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Do you purchase Kreds?

I bought a few ($5?) for the premium stuff on Gemcraft that I couldn’t quite afford with whatever freebie kreds I had lying around. But other than that, no.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / About the recent Super-moon Lunar Eclipse...

Only heard such things on internet sites, thankfully haven’t encountered it in the real world.

And on the wider topic… for whatever reason I love reading the really creative ‘end of the world stuff’ (I think I caught the bug from Zetatalk many years ago), and news sources treating a ‘supermoon’ – which as far as I can tell, our eyes and brains think looks exactly the same size as a normal moon – like a special occasion gives them a free pass and spoils my hobby a little bit. I wish they’d stop.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is treating everyone equally actually right?

No two people are equal, so treating everyone equal makes no sense at all. Respond to and treat each person according to who they are (a person), rather than what they are (a human).