Recent posts by mikerspd on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by back900:
Originally posted by Reader5567:

I’d like to suggest the Vex games, all of them. Even though the first one has a 3.79 rating, the rest are above 3.8, and are great candidates for an impossible badge. Also the Fractured series. The API works on both.

The problem is the game itself is broken. Randomly the game glitches and gives a 0 second completion time for the level making it hard to give the game badges,

I don’t think it’s randomly; it’s when you restart a level right as you enter the exit (or on Vexation, right as the bomb is about to go off, thus restarting the level). So yes, there’s a glitch one could try to use in order to get 0 seconds, but badges don’t have to use time as a measure anyway.

Originally posted by Psychatog:

There’s no reason to badge MMOs, at the end of the day they are all cash grabs.


Psychatog, while I typically do not like most of the MMOs (particularly since they are often barely different from others I’ve played many times), they DO serve a purpose in that badges on MMOs does generate decent income for Kongregate. While I don’t pump money into MMOs, I recognize that for the site to exist and for them to offer contests/rewards/community they need to be profitable, and I try to remember that playing an MMO for a badge occasionally isn’t so bad (and I don’t have to do it if I don’t want to).

There are also some very quality MMOs that don’t require spending money to do well and enjoy (Tyrant, RotMG, Dream World, Swords & Potions 2, and others that I never played much myself). But some MMOs are clear cashgrabs that seem like terrible conversions of mediocre Facebook games. Not all MMOs are created equally.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Leggitte has been beaten!

I must say, while there are a few things about PvP that I don’t like, the way it is currently working does allow for decent balance and dedication to play a serious factor in the outcome (as obviously Memoria tried hard in that first-shown war and Leggitte was perhaps caught off guard or just at a bad time zone). Often problems in game PvP comes down to massive staggering, where #1 always wins, #2 only loses to #1, etc. But multiple towns can take 1 point from #1 (and there’s the chance of #2 actually winning), and #2 loses wars to others, etcetera.

However, EB needs to add some purpose to being at the top of the VP standings soon, or else interest will die quickly as ePeen only sustains interest for some, few after a little time passes.

Also, there is clear benefit for non-#1 towns to play weaker early on, and then try harder at the end of the tournament; with the matching system as it is and everyone so tightly-ranked, you get much easier matches overall that way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The King of Towers Sweepstakes Winners

Since all the complainers/whiners/trolls probably won’t acknowledge this, I’d like to say thank you to Heather for giving us an update. I do so love communication. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Fold Double Plus Uneasy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnKYnrkV04k

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Idea] Badge Showvcase

What about us poor people with only 4 badges left to get? Seems like this “Feature” thing would be empty and discriminatory. :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Seriously though, will someone tell me where another 10 seconds in Fold is? I assume there’s some way to do HoleinRoof under 8 seconds, but I couldn’t find it.

These are the best individual level times I got. :/ (actual total was 42.9)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Update, just in case anyone actually even plays (other than Daddy).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by BestMte:
Originally posted by mikerspd:

Wow Leb, that prompted the most activity on this tournament since… ever?

Someone tell me the other 20 seconds I am missing on fold… :/

Let’s prompt the third vote on SB2 Miker so that you won’t have to play Fold ever again.

Yeah well I’d rather play Fold than SB2. :) I like Fold just fine, I just can’t seem to find another 16/17 seconds to take off. :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Wow Leb, that prompted the most activity on this tournament since… ever?

Someone tell me the other 20 seconds I am missing on fold… :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by LouWeed:

Due to a combination of games I’ve already played too much, a genre-lop-sided finals (I love platform games but come on), and general lack of enthusiasm, I think I’ll just resign now. Good luck guys. Predicting a miker win.

Quick, instead of T&O (which I like) throw in a Hexiom/Colourshift option!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

I’ve been trying to play STtKY2 since Best chose it, and it doesn’t load in chrome or Firefox on Kong for me. Any tips/suggestions to correcting that? (it will probably work at work, so I’ll try it from that computer on Monday)

Also, is there a deadline for choosing my game/opponent (and if so, when is it)?

Do we strat share?

Finally:

Originally posted by Lebossle:

each of those two will choose a game and an opponent and get half the time difference between their score and that opponent’s score on that game. (That is, if the lowest score on a game is 3:00 they can choose to not play the game at all and end up with a score of 4:00)


You say choose an opponent, but then you say “if the lowest score.” But what if my chosen opponent doesn’t get the lowest score? Clarification please.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels


Okay, I concede that your Scramball score is good. This is only my 2nd fault-free (had one fail on the last spike for 15.15k :( ).

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Reporting Bugs & Issues

I sent a customer with 30 seconds left in a klash, then waited for the time to run out before finishing my day (to test this “10 minute waiting period” out). Right after the 10 minute waiting timer started, I finished my day and was told that the customer was late to the klash.

So… what is the point of this 10 minute window?

 
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I would propose that since 5 minutes = 3k points, so 0 time and no deaths = 16900, then we can either convert Scramball to time:
300 – (min(Scram_score-13900,0))/10 = time in seconds
or convert vertigo time into Scramball score
(300 – min(Vert_time,300))*10+13900 = Score

edit: Changed base score to 13900 to account for the 1900 for the levels.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by DaddyNZ:
Originally posted by mikerspd:

I haven’t seen/thought of any better options yet, so DaddyNZ, you also get Vertigo: Gravity Llama, Advanced World 10.

I’ll pick …

Scramball

Going for highest score.
-100 per death.
Easy straight forward game.
No save file necessary :)

Originally posted by Lebossle:
P: DaddyNZ vs. mikerspd are on VGL (adv 10) and Scramball

What is the tiebreaker since yours doesn’t have a time (if we both win our own game)? Similarly to not picking a game and getting stuck with the default as your choice, it’s actually less advantageous to just have “forfeit the tiebreaker” with two games vs. just playing the one game your opponent chooses.

If you want to change your game to one with the 5 minute speedrun, I’m okay with you having task-selection extension of a day, and I’ll try to get you a save file for V:GL.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

I haven’t seen/thought of any better options yet, so DaddyNZ, you also get Vertigo: Gravity Llama, Advanced World 10.
Here’s most of the strat

On level 1, you can actually return the egg and not die (I didn’t know that when I did this run), and get 4 in the level.
More edits to the strat to come.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by ShawnerSSS:

same task wii vgl advw10

Eventually I expect Shawn to get a good time on that level.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by LouWeed:
Originally posted by Lebossle:

Lou, no, if you win at Edgey and Ruro wins at ZM you still win.

wait what where is the logic

So I agree that this is kind of silly (though I suppose it’s a punishment for not picking something or saying something). But Ruro would be better off in this case ALSO choosing ZM (like when eProd chose Hex 3 and I chose that as well), because then it’s just win 1 game and be done. Now Ruro has to win both ZM and Edgey, so there’s no benefit to Ruro for Edgey being available (which is true for all who didn’t pick a game).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

I posted complete vids of all my times in the last game well before deadline, and it was what my opponent picked. :p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by JoshDragon:

Why is this round being ended on a major holiday?

1. It’s only a major holiday in one country of over 100.
2. It’s been on that date for over a week, so why are you asking that now?
3. Because that’s how the timing worked out?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by Lebossle:

I just noticed: I might have to add a rule to Jelly Escape, that you have to reset your save on round start (for obvious reasons). But since the round has already been going for a while, that’s going to be added only on the next one.

This is why I said that I wanted vid of Prec getting any of the times I listed (as those were his previous times). He actually didn’t improve 3 or 4 of them (already low times) but since that match was nowhere close the times didn’t seem important.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Vex 3 times:
13, 27, 24, 24, 9, 24, 37, 25, 38, 23
Total Time: 244

Watch the magic

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

So ignore the 0 I got for level 5, it was just a glitch when I restarted right as I got to the goal…

Here’s 9 on Act 5 (my actual score).
Nice job to you or Darkboy, whoever actually succeeded in shortcutting Act 5 (I had given up on it too :/ ). Now do Act 8. :p