Recent posts by ElBandito81 on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / If our OT moderators...

AlextheGreat13.

He is great.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What are you listening to?

Gorillaz.
Gorillaz, Demon Days, Plastic Beach.

Very cool stuff.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why are kongpanions so useless?

Originally posted by Ruudiluca:
Originally posted by ElBandito81:
Originally posted by Starsets:

I wouldn’t mind them releasing Kongai cards again in place of those useless Kongpanions

Yeah actually, Kongai would’ve been much better in my opinion.

As I’ve said in the past, I think they should just implement Kongpanions into Kongai.
I would love to see fire breathing chair vs Zina.

…this would be amazing! Really would love to see this happen!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why are kongpanions so useless?

Originally posted by Starsets:

I wouldn’t mind them releasing Kongai cards again in place of those useless Kongpanions

Yeah actually, Kongai would’ve been much better in my opinion.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If a shark could walk on land what would you do ?

That sounds awesome, I suppose I’d see if I could teach it tricks.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Why I'm vegetarian and you should be too

Meat makes the world go round.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Has Anybody Else Encountered This?

Originally posted by Mikkmar:

Why would you click on vids made by people you don’t know?

How else would you know anyone?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / "Coincidence?" moments in real life

It’s a glitch in the Matrix…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

@Bluji

Very cool ideas!
Milestone Kongpanions, I’d love to see that applied.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / RockYouGames

So your complaint with this is that the games were transferred from one account to another?

It could be as simple as the developers wishing to rebrand themselves, and keep the games with them.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

I wouldn’t mind seeing a special Kongpanion released for a set of hard/impossible badges. Maybe just a badge a week, for a month, with some kind of special Kongpanion (get the badge each week, and earn the Shiny Edition), would work well and be really cool.

I’m not sure what it should be, maybe the Kongregate ant if it hasn’t been done yet, or a popular staff member? I’m sure the community would have fun working towards a Shiny Greg Kongpanion!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why are kongpanions so useless?

I view them as another set of badges, rather than anything interactive.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Plus Question

Originally posted by SamsterSamster:
Originally posted by FlyingCat:

It’s not so bad if you think of it as a discount to people in the US rather than people elsewhere paying twice as much.

Nah, it’s just as bad. Why do people from the US deserve a discount?

I believe this may help you understand what’s fair here.

It’s not that U.S. members deserve a special privilege, but that they are so fortunate as to have an additional option. You aren’t entitled to the discount, and neither are they. Some people have different opportunities, and some people are just better off than you in certain regards. Not everything is equal and fair, but this isn’t a situation that negatively affects you.

Besides, Gamestop has definitely done a lot of good for Kongregate, with funding and publicity, so people who use PUR are still supporting Kongregate in one way or another.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do you like Doritos?

They’re alright. I feel like I can enjoy them longer than some snacks, like Cheetos, but I still feel saturated by them after a bit. I prefer chips, like plain potato chips or tortilla chips. I can enjoy them all day long.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why have the Reptilians taken over our government?

Louis CK had a good interview with former secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on the topic.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What is the best avatar you've ever used?

I’m very happy with my current, sharper avatar of a bandit’s mask and eyes.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Round 63] Zamininc vs Uzzbuzz

Uzzbuzz

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Plus Question

Originally posted by IAmTheCandyman:

Hey there!

If you have PowerUp Rewards Pro, you get a free K+ subscription with it. It will last as long as your PUR Pro does. :)

Just to add to this, what’s the incentive to get K+ directly?

Unless I’m misunderstanding something, Gamestop’s Power Up Rewards in only $15 annually, and has its own perks in addition to K+. If you buy K+ directly, it’s $30, twice the price for less features.

I’m all for supporting Kongregate, which would be one of the reasons to buy K+ directly, but are there any other incentives to motivate buyers?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Suggestion] Replace Postcount Display with Karma Meters

Originally posted by saybox:
Originally posted by ElBandito81:

@saybox

You do have a good point though. A lot of my concerns come from this sort of a system in a larger community, such as reddit.
Kongregate does have a smaller community, and as such, maybe they can handle the system well. May be worth giving it a shot.

I think it all depends on implementation. On Reddit it works / doesn’t work different per sub; in some subs it’s great and in others it’s a horrible system. IMO it shouldn’t order replies by most popular or rethread topics, though. It would literally (for me) just be a little +/- display like comments have, with a threshold to stop displaying posts. How to make it not work? Don’t moderate it, at all. How to make it work? Prevent brand new accounts with no / not many posts from being able to vote, and give mods the power to vote-silence forum users so that people miusng the system stop having their votes affect anything. You definitely have to assume that people would do their best to mess the system up for everyone, and work in ways to minimise the effects.

Of course you can argue that the above is more work for everyone for a system that isn’t needed as such, but I’m assuming that the hypothetical implementation is one Kong decided to give unlimited dev time to, so the extra work needed doesn’t affect the pros and cons of it.

After hearing your interpretation, I actually wouldn’t mind that. Sounds like a reasonable, balanced application.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What Do You Usually Drink Everyday

I really only drink water, but I don’t think I’m having enough daily.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I made a flash game.

Originally posted by Franciscs110:

Thanks for the feedback! I’ll be taking it into consideration and will try to work on some of the smaller details. as for the kongregate api I use a program called multimedia fusion 2.5 so I’ll check if there’s a way to get it working on there as I’m not sure how to yet but their forums should know if there is.

I’ve been active with Multimedia Fusion 2 myself, haven’t checked out 2.5.
I like the Click Team forums a lot, but I haven’t found a way to do the API either.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [ROUND 61] Mafefe vs. MelbourneBoy

MelbourneBoy

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Who's Your Favorite Youtuber?

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by ElBandito81:

Angry Joe, of the Angry Joe Show, has some great movie and game reviews. I find his perspective on the gaming industry to be refreshing and relatable.

I can’t respect him after his Nintendo rant video, which is just him being a whiny bitch about his MP10 video not giving him money, despite him knowing in advance that it would happens. His fanbase call Nintendo fans “Defensive” and stuff, but oh boy, you couldn’t imagine how much the Angry Joe fanboys damage controlled shit in ReviewTechUSA’s video reply.

I agree that he could have handled that better. I think that there’s good points against Nintendo’s Youtube policies, but Joe focused more on his feelings than making an argument against Nintendo. I don’t think that’s necessarily wrong though, since his channel is about him being passionate or angry about things, and he was making a rant against Nintendo.
I mean, Nintendo does create the games, but I feel that the Youtubers are creating new content after editing together videos, playing through it, adding commentary (commentary’s probably the biggest part here), and sometimes adding footage of content outside of the gameplay. Since I think it’s original content at this point, I don’t think that companies like Nintendo have an inherent claim to the profits of the videos. The videos also give the company more publicity, which would’ve been a good thing if they were allowed to exist peacefully. Joe did communicate his feelings in a way that came across as self entitled and whiny, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have some good points.
He should have known that Nintendo was going to pursue his video, so being “surprised” at it happening isn’t all too reasonable of him, but at the same time, I maintain that he has a good point on Youtubers having the rights to videos due to them being unique, creative content.
Still though, I feel like he’s more genuine about these things than other reviewers I’ve seen. I don’t always agree with his opinions, but I like hearing his opinions. They’re, in my opinion, entertaining and (usually) articulate, and hearing a new perspective is refreshing for me.

Shills gonna shill, Gabi.

I may be misunderstanding you, but are you calling me a shill? I like his videos, I find that I have a similar taste in games as he does, and he appears to be much more genuine and passionate than other reviewers I’ve come across. I mean, in a thread about Youtubers, what’s the problem with me sharing who I like to watch on Youtube, and why?

Originally posted by Immortal7777:

That angry joe gave gw2 a high rating makes me dislike him. A massive ple of dog shit

Funny thing is, that’s what I like about him. My tastes and his aren’t always the same, but I respect that he’s willing to share an opinion that may be unpopular. I’d rather here someone get excited and share a preference that I don’t have, than have someone just give ratings based on public approval and hype.
I’m not here to find out what the community thinks, I’m here to find out what he thinks.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / So I've been playing Mass Effect a lot lately.

I’ve played through Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2, and I’m taking some time off before I play through Mass Effect 3.

I find the combat to be really fun, and the stories are interesting. They did a great job of creating their universe, with interesting races, cultures, and technology. The choices so far have been great, I like how sometimes I have to make a hard choice and I won’t leave everyone happy. Those hard choices can be the most memorable.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How Many Languages Can You Speak?

English and a bit of broken French. I also dabble in Jive.