Recent posts by Rychip on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanions - What For?

Originally posted by Pulsaris:
Originally posted by TheRealPip:

I feel compelled to point out that the Kongai cards that you used to earn from challenges were pointless for the first year and a half they were given out (until the Kongai game came out). Who knows what the future holds.

-Pip

Now Kongai cards seem to be pointless.

True, but while Kongai cards weren’t always pointless, kongpanions have always been pointless.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I won't get the shiny this time!

Originally posted by Jeremydawg:
Originally posted by Rychip:
Originally posted by Jeremydawg:
Originally posted by AEBEATIAxSOOKIES:

Why are you obsessed with shiny Kongpanions, they do like NOTHING.

If you got all previous Kongpanions (and they all were the Shiny version) you’d understand.

Well, I don’t have all shiny kongpanions, and I still don’t understand the point in getting them. Please tell me what I am failing to understand here.

You mean besides the fact I said if you did (see, ‘did’ being the important word here) have them all you’d understand?

Imagine this; you’d just spent basically the entire year ensuring you got a cosmetic reward… say, uh, a Kongpanion every week from your favourite website. Furthermore, it was a special one. It was shiny (pretty cool, huh?). Then, one week something happened and this very event stopped you from getting the reward this week (essentially ruining your streak). This meaning you wouldn’t get this massively amazing ~shiny~ Kongpanion. I know I’d feel sad about it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I don’t like the game, or that it is on the hot new games list when it shouldn’t actually be there, but I have a name suggestion for one of the medium badges for Curl Up and Fly!.

Medium 2 (Travel 500,000 ft): And I would fly 500,000 more…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hot New Games, Don't Consider Curl Up and Fly! Eligible

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by Rychip:

Regardless of whether this is its second time on Hot New Games list or not

“I’m no longer sure of my core premise, but you should accept my conclusion anyway.”

It really does make a difference whether this is its first time in the Hot “New” Games list. If it was there before, Kongregate erred in putting it up a second time. If not, Kongregate’s error was waiting so long. It’s an error either way, but it’s a different error.

Since I really have no evidence of it being its second time on the list, besides my memory, then I will stop considering that possibility (because your recollection of the event said otherwise). But thank you for acknowledging the fact that it is still an error either way. Kongregate really missed the chance to promote their game their months earlier, when it was actually considered, during that time, “hot and new”.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / MY CHARACTER KEEPS MOVING LEFT!

This forum is for reporting issues with the website, not a game. Contact the developer of the game by reporting a bug.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hot New Games, Don't Consider Curl Up and Fly! Eligible

Originally posted by player_03:

Is it possible that you’re remembering CU&F being in one of the lists, and forgetting which one?

I thought I saw it there before. Regardless of whether this is its second time on Hot New Games list or not, it really doesn’t belong there.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Only display games in the Hot New Games section that are actually “hot and new” (for example: Curl Up and Fly! is not hot or new).

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Hello

Originally posted by Yogsips12:

Hello spammer. You don’t think we can all see that is an ad? Never post again. Hey mods, do what you do and come block this guy.

Agreed, but next time just flag the post and carry on.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hot New Games, Don't Consider Curl Up and Fly! Eligible

Originally posted by player_03:

From what I heard, Curl Up and Fly was never in the Hot New Games list (before now). It appeared in the “featured games” section instead.

Originally posted by Rychip:

another game, made by a different developer, could get better promotion.

Why, is there another game that’s rated 4.2 that hasn’t had a turn in the Hot New Games list? (I guess I should call it the “Hot Games” list, but my point stands.)

The game was released 86 days ago. That’s a little more than 12 weeks ago, or around 3 months. That’s definitely not new (and if you start calling it the “Hot Games” list, does that mean you agree the game doesn’t belong be there? because sadly nobody decided to name the section that).

And from what I saw, this is its second time around.

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

So…everyone’s cool?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Originally posted by greg:

Not quite, Rychip! Many pixels are different, but very subtly.

Originally posted by MyNameIsNothing:

Wasn’t it 40×40 before?
Good to see you finally conform to the great 140×140.

I had to, just for this!

Was your original avatar a .png, and now it is a .jpg?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Learn to fly 3

Originally posted by light_bringer777:

We got a facebook page and a subreddit for that, plus our newsletter. And no, goals and ETAs are over, just way too many people complaining about it all.

Quick question about the subreddit: Is it specifically for the development of Learn to Fly 3, or can we discuss previous games as well (like buying strategies in games, how to earn specific acievements, what to go for first in the bonus shop, etc.)?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hot New Games, Don't Consider Curl Up and Fly! Eligible

Originally posted by saybox:

The Hot New Games on the frontpage is manually selected. Some games – usually MMOs that need to scale up, or Kong’s own games that need balancing before being promoted – are held back from there til a suitable time to promote them.

That makes sense, considering that Greg just announced that he would be badging Curl Up and Fly! shortly, but that still doesn’t seem fair that Kongregate can just place a months-old game that they developed, and put it right upfront when another game, made by a different developer, could get better promotion.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hot New Games, Don't Consider Curl Up and Fly! Eligible

Originally posted by theruss16:

i think there hot new games section is broken right now, i noticed that if your not logged in the hot new games are the MMO games and other pay to upgrade games but when im logged in it changes into its original list.

When I log out Curl Up and Fly! still shows up. I don’t think it’s broken, I think it was intentional. I didn’t put this in the technical forum because this happened with Sandbox Hero a few months ago, and I didn’t think the section was broken then too. And I don’t think it is a happenstance that there both kongpanion games released by Kongregate. The section being broken, but an MMO and a 3-month-old Kongregate-developed game showing up right on front? I don’t think it’s an issue with the section.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: European tourist attractions)

Albania

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hot New Games, Don't Consider Curl Up and Fly! Eligible

This happened to me a few months ago. A few months ago, after the release of Sandbox Hero, the game showed up in Hot New Games. A month or two after the release of the game, it made the front of the Hot New Games section on the homepage, even though it was made months ago. The first game to show up on it actually. One of the publishers listed for the game is Kongregate.

As of today, I notice in the Hot New Games section there is a game published July 22, 2014 (Duty Of Heroes) right on the homepage (right under the trending box, where 9 hot games are listed on front, you know where it is). So the game was published a little over a month ago, so maybe the stream of hot new games has been slow lately, so I guess it makes sense. All the other games listed on the front were published no more than 9 days ago. So Duty Of Heroes was made a little over a month ago, and the other 7 listed games were made August 21,2014 are earlier.

But why is Curl Up and Fly! listed as the first game right on the homepage? Curl Up and Fly! was made June 5, 2014. That is not a “Hot New Game”. Here is what I mean:


Right there, right on the front. First one listed…why?

So basically what I’m asking Kongregate to do is to not advertise their games in the hot new games section when it was made months earlier. In fact, the game never really reached a sense of completeion. In other words, I think it’s unfair that Kongregate can manipulate the Hot New Games section so their games made a few months ago can be showed right on front and then they can call it by their own standards (there also quite biased I would just like to point out) “hot and new”. If a game has Kongregate listed as one of the developers, and it was made months earlier, it shouldn’t be showing up on the front of hot new games on the homepage as a hot new game. Instead, please place a game that was released recently on Kongregate that actually is hot and new. i saw here across the world deserves to be on the front of the hot new games section on the homepage, as well as 9 (9 was on their, but it got booted, and then that MMO and one of Kongregate’s games from months ago got moved on there). It’s really a matter of opinion, but developer’s not associated with the site (an employee of Kongregate or an adminstrator) who made a game that qualifies as hot and new deserves a spot in the top 9 shown on the homepage in place of one of Kongregate’s games released months earlier. Kongregate supports developers, so it really shouldn’t be placing months-old games they made in the hot new games section, when they could actually be helping another developer promote their game.

Now it might sound like I’m trying to directly criticize Curl Up and Fly! here in this post. You’re right if you thought that, because I am. Curl Up and Fly! is actually one of the worst launch games I have played in awhile. It is literally endless and all the art is continuous, while the game offers nothing new but more and more upgrades, so you can launch farther and get nowhere in the game (I won’t start ranting about kongpanion usage in the game, I think some people already know my viewpoint on those). The game really does need some improvements and tweaks, and it feels incomplete. I just hate the game. It’s just an opinion of course, some people do actually like the game. It’s just it doesn’t seem right to have it on the front of the Hot New Games section on the homepage when it isn’t even new.

So, what I’m asking Kongregate is to not place a game they are listed as a developer in in the Hot New Games section, if they were games released months ago, and if it had already been shown upfront months ago. Curl Up and Fly! already had a chance to be shown in “Hot New Games”. Actually, it was shown after it came out, and Snadbox hero was shown twice in a span of 3 months as well. Now it’s time to stop posting your games (you Kongregate, where you are listed as a developer) that aren’t really that new in the section, and let another game take the spotlight for awhile. After all, at least iojoe can develop a complete game.

(sorry if this post sounded vitriolic, but Kongregate is misconstruing what is considered a “Hot New Game”. Hint: A “hot new game” is not a game that was released on Kongregate a few months ago).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Originally posted by Holy2334:

Hmmm after doing a very close analysis I’m gonna take a shot at this. Your Easter-egg G comes from a cutout of first G on the Kongregate banner. Seeing how Kon(Greg)ate has his name in it lol.

Are one of the G’s slightly different from the other? I always assumed both G’s were identical, and I could never figure out which G was actually greg’s avatar.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

You added an extra pixel to the “G”. I don’t know what one little white pixel signifies though. That you made your avatar slightly different so that you are the one and only official Greg? It’s a lame guess, but it was all I could think of.

 
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Topic: KingsRoad / Help the Newbie

This is not the forum you are looking for.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanions .. ?

Originally posted by duckonia:
Originally posted by Rychip:

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.

If you hate kongpanions so much, why do you have so many?

The only reason I have so many kongpanions is because I occasionally go for the badge of the day, and try to go get extra points if I already have earned the badge before.

 
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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!