Recent posts by Bazooka_Uka on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Mortimer J. Adler's Argument For God's Existence

I’ll counter with another excerpt from a great writer, Richard Dawkins.

Adler’s argument “rel[ies] upon the idea of a regress and invoke[s] God to terminate it. [It] make[s] the entirely unwarranted assumption that God himself is immune to the regress. Even if we allow the dubious luxury of arbitrarily conjuring up a terminator to an infinite regress and giving it a name, simply because we need one, there is absolutely no reason to endow that terminator with any of the properties normally ascribed to God: omnipotence, omniscience,” etc.

The four initial premises listed are fine, but there is another premise implied in the subsequent explanation. Namely, that God didn’t need to have a cause. Why not?

Why must we posit God as the creator and sustainer? God as we have defined, is a being whose origin is explained (a maximum has to have always existed) and is capable of said creating and sustaining per virtue that He is a maximum.

This is where the logic ends and the assumption starts. There is no reason to believe that God does not need to follow the laws of cause and effect that were previously established other than the fact that it conveniently ends what would otherwise be an infinite regression of things that caused the causes.

You believe God is allowed to break the rules of logic because you define Him to be a “maximum.” But there is no justification you can give as to why He gets preferential treatment aside from an argument from faith or ad populum.

Clearly, we can’t wrap Adler’s argument up with a nice bow unless something violates logic. You say it should be God, but I posit that it could just as likely be the universe itself.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Brain Teasers

EDIT: Ninja’d with the answer!

I am not alive, but I grow;
I don’t have lungs, but I need air;
I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / CREEPS! Advertisement

Thank you, snipahar.

I don’t know if i’m fit to judge whether it’s inappropriate; I do not have a phobia of cockroaches as CowFriend suggests. All I know is it is disconcerting and I’m surprised more people don’t feel the same way.

At the very least some diversity in advertising would be nice, as it seems this banner shows up at least once every other page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / CREEPS! Advertisement

Am I the only one who finds this ad totally disgusting?

I come to this site to play games, not be grossed out by dozens of cockroaches crawling all over the place.

To make matters worse, it seems like it’s the ONLY ad I ever see.

Please, Kongregate, find a sponsor whose ads don’t make me want to puke!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / ((Platform Racing 3 has gone public))

Another problem is the mediocre campaign levels! SpaceStation X is full of unoriginal concepts and tries to make up for that by spamming a room with Move Blocks, making it no longer a test of skill but of chance. Cheese Factory has to be the most boring level ever — Gold Medal on my first try. And the custom blocks and drawings in Candyland 2 are just hideous! With these new tools should come a new level of standards to make the list of campaign levels. It seems as though the current ones were just drawn out of a hat.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

Check their movement in Nemesis.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Official News

How odd. I can attest that they haven’t. Something is amiss.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] how do we unlock new stuff?

The tutorial doesn’t cover any of that stuff because it’s basically self-explanatory. You need a tutorial to explain how you join a game?

Drop chance is your chances of winning a new item. It is increased or decreased by multipliers from variables in the battle. Playing a ranked match gets x10, while unranked is x1. Victory is x1, defeat is x0.5.

And the flying commandos are obtained by clicking on the green exclamation point when a commando is selected (the same place that gets you to the repair icon) and then click the picture of a hangglider.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] The protesting forum

If 3v1 bothers you that much, steve, then buy an account and publish a level. What? You don’t want to pay for an account? Then I guess it doesn’t bother you that much and you should deal with it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Battalion: Arena] Scripting Reference

This script feature is truly awesome. I can see huge possibilities!

Right now, I’m working on creating a Scorpion Tank v2.0, which can move twice per turn. However, I’m stuck. I’ve made a counter that increases by one every time the tank moves, and I would like to create conditions so when the counter reaches 1, unitDisable is false, thus giving the tank another move, but you can only specify units on unitDisable by location, instead of name. That would be a great addition. Also, I need the counter to go to 0 at the start of every turn, but since there is the possibility that the player will not move the tank twice, using decrementCounterVariable could get the counter into negatives or otherwise mess things up. Therefore, I think another great idea would be the ability to make a response where you change a counter to an integer rather than increasing it or decreasing it by an integer.

I’m not trying to nitpick or anything, this is an amazing feature and I know it’s in alpha. Hopefully I’m helping out with this and not just being annoying (I could also be overlooking some obvious way to get my idea working; I’m a noob at this). Great work!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

Thank you very much, batterytime, I feel kind of silly now lol. There are 5 different folders that contain my name!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Gemcraft or any other flash game TRANSFER SAVE FILE TUTORIAL

I don’t have chat.kongregate or armorgames.com in the …\#SharedObjects\X32A3XPK folder, even though I have saved GemCraft progress on armorgames.com… anyone know why this is?