Recent posts by Rychip on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanions .. ?

I believed in kongpanions when they were first introduced in January. I thought it was a smart idea. I was wrong. And like Tukkun mentioned, not everyone can use them, like new players. Not that they would want them anyways, they don’t technically do anything in games (sorry that I’m always stating this, but it’s true). And the developers can’t associate personalities with kongpanions in anyway because of the inconsistent tags. There are too many variables that conflict with the kongpanion system being a good system. Also, Tukkun, the problem is developers can only leave them next to worthless in games. Because of new users and a weekly release, it’s impossible to give kongpanions a use in games, or give them unique abilities. This is also just my opinion, but yes, I think the implementation of kongpanions would drive people away from Anti-Idle, especially new users would hadn’t obtained previous kongpanions. Even if the option to earn previous kongpanions was granted, the entire system would still need a lot of work. Sorry John, but I just hate this entire kongpanion system.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 420th kongpanion should be a pot leaf

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:
Originally posted by 123aaa789:

Personally, I treat Kongpanions the same as I did Kongai cards, or any of the weekly challenges, I really just get them for the sake of collecting, and nothing else (sure, the Kongai cards and weekly challenge items had some use in some games, but for the most part I never used the majority of the Kongai cards, and almost none of the challenge items for random multiplayer games). That being said, at least Kongpanions have the opportunity to be used in more than one game, so there’s a bit more potential for them, though I still expect them to probably peter out over the course of the next year. It’s been nearly 8 months so far, and only 9 games out of over 9,000 (no pun intended) in that time have been released that use them, and they’ve not played any major part in almost all of those games.

they activate challenge mode where a floating kongpanion makes the game harder via lag.

Exactly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / STOP IDLE GAMES

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

close all of them except anti-idle. That is the only good idle game on kong.

AdVenture Capitalist? Clicker Heroes? Cleary you don’t have tastes in Kong Idle Games.

Anti-idle might not be that great, but it’s far better of a game than AdVenture Capitalist.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 420th kongpanion should be a pot leaf

Originally posted by radar816:
Originally posted by racefan12:

It’s a moot point, because there won’t be a 420th Kongpanion.

If the current earn rate trend continues (yeah I know it won’t, but still), the 124th Kongpanion will be earned by no one.

This. I collected the first few months of shineys, but after all these promises of usefulness just vanished, there’s no point.

Yep, I don’t see any turning around for kongpanions either. They had the chance long ago to make the kongpanion system a better system, but it is too late now. I won’t be sad to see the little guys go.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Most Online Players (70,007) - Over 70K!

72,483 as of this moment. Come on, more people!

 
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Topic: Sandbox Hero / special attacks

If they add special attacks to the game, I hope that they consider fixing the original attacks first, as well as the combat system.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / This or That?

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Topic: Forum Games / Last 3 Letters into 3 New Words

I own…nothing.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: People with at least one chat game win)

Langlock

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I missed a shiny kongpanion!

Originally posted by RaceBandit:
Originally posted by Rychip:

1. Shiny Kongpanions, and Kongpanions just in general, don’t really do anything yet, or may never serve any function or purpose, so I don’t think you have anything to worry about (unless, of course, you really like collecting them).

I could’ve sworn some games that supported Kongpanions gave you extra bonuses for shinies. “Sandbox Hero” and “Curl Up and Fly” are the first two to come to mind.

Yes, collecting a shiny does increase the bonus of the stat they offer. It doesn’t matter though, they still don’t really do anything in games (except offer bonuses to stats and float around, I, as I have expressed many times before, just think they are useless, and would agree that the kongpanion system is a crap system).
 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Sandwich Game.

11. Ninja star

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Good story/album Mme! It was actually better than all the kongpanion games put together.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Last 3 Letters into 3 New Words

Across the street.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What user number are you?

11,942,848

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by LakeSnow:

Also how did Maritos get or recieve the Kongpanions puzzle thing? in which 3 Kongpanions are not fiting in?

Right here on Jimp’s site.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Last 3 Letters into 3 New Words

Large Orange Nuke.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Never Ending Sentence [Continuous]

weird taste, but

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Originally posted by radar816:
Originally posted by Rychip:
Originally posted by Incarnadin:

So… this is why Konpanions were implemented? I totally expected an in game feature. Can we get a bonus to our standing in the contest depending on how many kp and shiny kp we’ve accumulated?? People with no kp could win. That’s not fair after I’ve been feeding and housing all these shiny guys all this time!

Exactly! I was expecting some game feature too. This contest doesn’t actually involve our kongpanions in anyway. The contest is just to promote a useless feature, not actually being able to use them after earning them for months.

When they came out, I collected every one, getting shinys, but after a a couple of months and no use for them, I stopped.

Stop hiking and work on our joy site.

Yep, it’s been 7-8 months now. 11 games have Kongpanions. 6 of those games have been made by Kongregate employees. The other four have Kongpanions in the name, which means they were games created specifically for Kongpanions (meaning some Kongpanion system was not added to the game later on, it was already planned to be added before the creation of the game). Sure, one could say “kongpanions are in their early stage, they’ll eventually become added to more games”.

Fact: They’ve been added to no games (unless you consider Run 3, which I still question). People created games based off of kongpanions, or Kongregate employees made the games.

And those pictures show just how great kongpanions are in those games. They offer minuscule bonuses, but also help the game lag a little more. Hooray for uses!

I was really disappointed when The Last Dinosaurs came out. When I heard it would be “Kongpanion Supported”, I thought “Surely the artist, Jimp, who makes kongpanions and jayarmstrong, who helped develop the game, would surely find a great use for kongpanions in their game, or wouldn’t make them seem so bland and identical like in other games! Finally, a game that will set the tone for how kongpanions should be used in games!”. Turns out, they just offer measly bonuses, like a few of the other games.

Hopefully they won’t continue to run silly little photo contests in the future and will actually improve the kongpanion system (which would be hard to do in the first place, as they are released hebdomadally, and the whole thing with new users, really, it will always be a flawed/lame system). Sorry to sound harsh here, it is only my opinion of course. I just hope other developers don’t follow an example and start adding this system to their games, because it would really ruin a lot of their games (not saying every developer would offer next-to-pointless bonuses for the placement of a lag-machine next to your character, but I have a feeling some similar systems will be created and some will be followed).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by LakeSnow:
Originally posted by uzzbuzz:
Originally posted by LakeSnow:

1st time checking this thread, Miztickow, how are you figuring out and knowing what Kongpanions come out before released?

Kongregate newsletter comes every Friday.

Why do I never recieve one?

Go to edit profile. From there go to email preferences.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by DeathbatX9:

Bakkart, if you can’t complete the badges for the medal, you shouldn’t get the medal. The purpose of the medal is to show that you can earn badges. If you simply buy the badge, you might as well have not gotten the medal.

Exactly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by bakkart:

Wow, that was a lot of anger there … you must have a Rychip on your shoulder (ha, ha, I kid).

Thank you for that pun :D

Anyways, sorry if I appeared angry, I was just stressing how much I hate K+, because it is so ridiculous, and how much I hate the idea of people buying badges. In fact, if such a thing was implemented, I would leave this site altogether, and would strongly encourage others not to par take in it either. So what if you can’t get every badge? Who cares? Why do you want to be able to buy badges? So you can get them out of the way? And as 123aaa789 mentioned, you can’t get every badge, as some have been retired. And if people were going left and right buying badges, nobody would be able to tell who was earning them versus those who are to cheap to actually try to earn badges and just pay-up?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Never Ending Sentence [Continuous]

that can

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: People with at least one chat game win)

Idle Web Tycoon (I hate incremental games)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Alphabet game

international

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by bakkart:

I’d like the option to spend Kreds to get a badge on a game. For example, 5 Kreds to get an easy badge, 10 for a medium, and 15 for a hard, or something like that. There are just a couple of badges I just can’t do, will never be able to do, and really don’t want to do. Those badges, of course, are the ones keeping me from getting the respective medals ….

What a horrible suggestion. How would you be able to tell the difference between people who actually earned badges, and people who suck at games and gave in to buy a badge (sure, you can’t always distinguish between people who earn badges and those who cheat, but what you are suggesting would ultimately defeat the purpose of badges)? A badge is something you are supposed earn, not something you should have an option to pay for. I honestly hope this suggestion was just a joke, and you should also come to the realization that you can’t earn every badge that is available out there right now. For example, I hate dungeon-RPG games, and don’t plan to earn some of the medium/hard badges they had, so why would I want badges from the game? Sure, I could brag to others how instead of earning badges, I bought them, but you should also realize that badges help you get points to reach the next level. However, there are no rewards for leveling up, or for reaching the cap, except bragging-rights (people also chant bragging-rights, because honestly at the moment, there is no incentive for leveling up. at one point, however, if you reached a certain level, you unlocked beta-access, until K+ came and snatched it from everybody).