Recent posts by Thyrael on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by 123aaa789:
Originally posted by Thyrael:

Why they tell you all that but not the community is beyond me.

Possibly because he works for Kongregate […]

Since when? And where is the behind his name then?

Also he uses the words “them” or “they” when talking about Kongregate (the company), not “we” – to me it doesn’t look like he works for Kong. Maybe with them, but not for them.

And now I’m done derailing this thead, sorry :P

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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by TheRealPip:

Can you show me where a Kong employee said this (or link to it or quote it)? Because I did miss that.

It was in an email conversation, but here’s a direct quote: “Maybe we could add a ‘never show this again’ checkbox after a user closes the box without rating three times?” Later, he said he’d get a story “scheduled” for it.

Originally posted by player_03:

To answer your question, the change was (allegedly) released today. They haven’t updated the changelog yet, but they assured me that the change is live.

Why they tell you all that but not the community is beyond me.

Kong’s communication with us is once again complete crap.

I thought Kong admins finally understood something after the last shitstrom they took for the lack of infos from them, but nope, after a short period of their communication being better, it’s back to what it was before (with the exception of Greg’s great badge thread): not existant.

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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by CHARLESing:

Why not the rate the game correctly and never see the pop up again? It takes no cognitive effort haha :)

Because the popup appears so early, that I haven’t seen much more than the intro from the game, which doesn’t warrant more than 1 star.

In case I play on or come back to the game later on, I might adjust my rating to whatever the game deserves, but in the moment of the popup, I usually rate 1/5 too.

Incredibly annoying “feature” imho.

Keeping in mind how it took Kong admins a year to fix the private messages bug, I’m not expecting changes to the popup before 2015. If it makes “the priority cut” at all…

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Topic: Kongregate / Complete List of Badged Mobile Games [UPDATE: Lionheart Tactics now on Android!]

Originally posted by racefan12:

I guess this is as good of a place as any to ask if anyone else has had problems with API reporting in Dragon Storm and BloodRealm for Android.

Both BloodRealm badges did not work for me, had to report both.

First Dragon Storm badge worked for me, then a few days later the game broke and refused to load beyond 13/20 at the begninning, so I rated it 1/5 and deinstalled it. So don’t know about the second badge.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

Okay, StrikeForce Kitty has badges now.

Bad decision. Shouldn’t have been badged before the extreme lag problems, which make the game almost unplayable, are fixed.

Reading through the comments, the game’s rating will crash down, as everyone has the lag problem and people, including me, rate it 1/5.

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Topic: Kongregate / Who is the Best Admin? (April 2014 Edition)


(Greg is doing a great job at the moment too, but I haven’t fully forgiven him the year+ that he remained quiet :P )

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Topic: Kongregate / [PSA] The Heartbleed Bug

Thanks for the notice!

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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Rafael_LBA:

The Company of Myself fits some of your criteria, but probably isn’t what you’re looking for either.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

Okay, Epic Boss Fighter badges are hopefully going up today. I am considering an IMPOSSIBLE (yes, IMPOSSIBLE) badge for killing 10 bosses in insane survival mode. Please attempt to do this to verify that it’s not too easy. My best run so far is 3.

It seems to be random which bosses you get. If you get a good/lucky run and only get the easier bosses, it wouldn’t be a very challenging impossible badge.

I didn’t need that many tries till I got a good run and got to wave 10.

Originally posted by Maritos:

How did you score 11 btw?

By killing 11 bosses. It’s not called “endless mode” for nothing ^^

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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Troll Day!(OVER)

Originally posted by saybox:

Going off Crow’s posts I figured every day was troll day.

Well said XD

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Topic: Kongregate / [How To] Get Kongregate Arcade to work on PC

Originally posted by Kadleon:

Does this still work?

Yes, it still works. Just tried re-installing the Kong Arcade App on BlueStacks – no problem.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

I also ran into a glitch with Gateway 2 where the required color code from the mirror/sprinkler rainbow was also different from the one I was being shown in-game.

Played the game yesterday, happened to me too. In the door panel I had to put in blue in the far left, but the prism showed pink there.

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Topic: Kongregate / Let's Discuss About: Signatures

I don’t care reading most of your posts anymore, for example this one:

Originally posted by Holy2334:

Honestly the free kred system worked until they removed videos for 1 kred. Other then that most of them do not work. I do have a bit coin though :) but I lost it :(

- One day I shall hope to find a CROW named Flappy and a Honeybadger in the world of Kongregate, and I shall name this Honeybadger, Tim.

The obnoxious signature is as long as your post. It uses italics and it’s underlined. I find it annoying that if I wanted to read your posts, I’d read the same dumb signature everytime again, especially as you don’t put them in all posts, so I’d always have check if it’s just the pointless signature or something that belongs to the actual post.

I’m very glad Kongforums don’t have a signature feature. Posts should entirely stay on topic, if I wanted to publish a general statement, I could do it on my profile instead.

Also, this:

Originally posted by LouWeed:

-There is a small (on the evidence in this thread ) number of people who would like to see them added, and they seem to be outnumbered by those of us who are enraged by the very idea of them
-The only useful information in a thread is on-topic information. So the static information in someone’s sig is unlikely to be useful 99% of the time.
-I actually use other forums that support signatures, and I’ve noticed that what I do is I actually “blank” the signature when I’m reading a thread, in much the same way I blank advertisements (which is what signatures are really: your own personal advertisement). So sure, forums with signatures run just fine, but I haven’t come across a single one that couldn’t be improved by removing the signatures.
-So signatures would only benefit the community in the sense that you’d lose all those grumpy argumentative arseholes like me who hate signatures with a passion that borders on psychotic. Hmmm. Maybe you’re right.

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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

The Grinns Tale Service Ending
Unfortunately, The Grinns Tale will be ending service on April 15th, 2014
Thank you all for playing the game.
Please contact customer support with any questions.

Get the badges while you still can!

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Topic: Kongregate / No double gold on first gold buy!

Better do this instead:

Originally posted by DB_Shan:

Hello Kongregaters :)

We’ve noticed that a number of people use the Game Bug link (found under that game window) or PMs to DisruptorBeam to let us know about issues.

While we strive to answer them all, this is really not the best way to contact us.

For us to give you the best support possible, while gathering all the useful data we need, please use

Thank you all for your collaboration :)

BelleJinx, Khatie and Shan

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Topic: Technical Support / Sword Stuck in Party

Are you talking about an issue in the game Game of Thrones: Ascent?

If so, try asking in this forum instead. This Tech Support forum is only for issues directly related to Kongregate, not ingame issues.

Here is a link on how to contact the game’s support.

You could also use the “game bug” link below the game, but the above options are the better ones.

Hope you’ll get your issue fixed!

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Bit offtopic, but wanted to throw in a thank you for the great job you’re doing at keeping us updated here in this thread, Greg.
Your efforts are highly appreciated – keep up the good work :)

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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by okio3:

How many Kongpanions is there now ?

6 – Kongbot, Puff Catty, Foxtrot, Patty, Artie and Cooper.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Thanks for the quick answer, greg.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

The Obey the Game badge doesn’t work for me.

There is no achievement tab, only highscores. I also had a score high enough to retro-actively grant me the badge, which didn’t trigger it. Replaying the game and getting a sufficient score also didn’t work.
I tried in different browsers, Opera 12, Opera 19, IE10, Chrome – no success, there is no badge. Clearing cache didn’t work either.
The badge doesn’t even show up for me when I load the game on my phone (other badges work just fine if load the game over the phone).

Looking through the game’s comments, I’m not the only one with this problem.

(I’m aware I can fill out a missing badge report, but I’m hoping the badge itself can be fixed.)

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by TheRealPip:

What about the Run Mobile game? This is one of the 4 games currently released by Kong for mobile (outside of the Kongregate Arcade app, which I understand is in “end of life”… the others being Sheep Happens, Tyrant Unleashed, and /Escape\), and it is the only one without badges.

No, it’s not. It’s true that it’s one of currently 4 Kongregate games for Android outside of the Arcade App, but there are more Kongregate mobile games for IOS, for example Dragon Strom Gold, Blood Realm or Endless Boss Fight.

I’m curious about those Run Mobile badges too though, as it says “Achievements coming soon” in the App for a month or longer now.

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Topic: Kongregate / Official Best of 2013 Quest Voting Thread!

The Last Door – Chapter 1.

Hopefully the S&P2 rating crashes down to where it belongs once it has badges.

Also, 10 isn’t avaiable for voting? Screw this =/

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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions for Kongpanions

Originally posted by Zoib:

Open up the Kongpanions for other developers to incorporate into their games. This would be very unique to Kongregate, and VERY awesome. It would be a great way to drive traffic to Kongregate from other gaming sites, i.e. “Play on Kongregate to activate your Kongpanions.”

But, they announced that already:

Originally posted by IAmTheCandyman:

In addition, we’ll be setting up a new API for you game developers to use so they can integrate your Kongpanions into their games. Instructions haven’t been posted yet, but when they are, they’ll be on our Developers site for you.

Or did I misunderstand you and you meant something else?

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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by MmeBunneh:

Are all the Kongpanions set for the future? Or will user based entries also be allowed at some point? I think it’d be a nice contest at some point to have users submit designs for Kongpanions!

That would be nice indeed!

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Topic: Kongregate / End of Weekly Challenges

Originally posted by CowFriend:

While the lack of new badges is a problem, I don’t see how this update has anything to do with that.

The weekly Friday’s challenge guaranteed new badges on Fridays at least. The Kongpanions don’t require new badges at all.
The Friday’s challenge itself was uninteresting for a long while, at latest since they only gave points. The new badges that came with it were what people liked about it.

As long as they keep badging games regularly now and don’t claim again there wouldn’t be enough good games (which is just incorrect as proven a dozen times in the badge suggestion thread, while there are less good games for sure, there are way too many that are just skipped for no reason), there’s nothing to complain about though.