Recent posts by TheRealPip on Kongregate

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Topic: Dragon Storm Gold Mobile / What is the best way to grow Power?

I am looking for the most efficent way to grow power. I assumed this would be done by upgrading and building locations at my city. Also completing campains and quests. However the last few of these I have done haven’t gotten me any power (and I was not paying attention earlier to what I did to increase power).

Any advice?

Thanks,
Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why only teens on kong?

If you are asking why you have to be a minimum of 13 to join Kong, the answer is COPPA (which stands for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Since the Kongregate servers are located in the US, they are bound by US law (even if you are outside of the US. There might also be similar laws in other countries as well.

The US act, which went into law in the year 2000, speaks to online collection of personal information by persons or entities (Kong would be an “entity” here) under U.S. jurisdiction from children under 13 years of age. If you want more data, you can follow the two links I posted above.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kong Kred Ad Exploitation

There are two separate videos. There is a regular version and a “director’s cut” version. You can watch both in the “free kreds” section of the page where you buy kreds. Likely you watched one of each and won’t get anymore.

-Pip

PS edit – so I just went to TrailPay and tried to watch them again… I was able to watch the commercial another 2 times then it disappeared from TrialPay. So it seems you can watch the director’s cut once and the regular version 3 times.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kreds explore..

Oh sorry. Re-reading it, it seems a bit obvious that is what you were talking about. My apologies.

I never saw that (I was around before it started and just got it automatically a few weeks after it was released). If you click on that progress bar, does it take you to a list of the requirements that you have to complete? If it does, does it show you as “getting to level 5”? If so, it is likely just a display/cache issue as adv0catus says.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Wartune Battlefield gliching

Probably would be better to contact the developers directly or to post in the Wartune forum instead.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / unity games wont work

I had a ton of problems running Unity games on my old computer. It doesn’t seem to like old computers. If your computer is older this might be the cause of your problem. My new computer runs Unity games fine (even with the same OS).

I know that you might not like this answer. Have you tried playing the game on a different computer to see if that helps?

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kreds explore..

15% of what? Can you please post a screen shot of what you are talking about? Maybe a picture can make your concern clearer to me.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game Message Spam aggravation

@ Runeangel,

Here is a simplified example which I hope allows you to see Alsee’s frustration:

Joe Smith is a popular guy. Lots of people like him. Now there is this company that sells penis enlargement pills. The way that they market is that they give an incentive to everyone who gives them the email addresses of their friends. They then send each of those friends an email asking them if they want their penis enlarged. They do this even if they have sent one before (via another client’s list of friends). Joe feels like he is getting spammed with penis enlargement emails. So he writes a complaint to the Better Business Bureau on the company due to them sending him penis emails. He also makes this complaint very visible by shearing on Facebook and other social media as he feels like it is his way to punish what he sees as bad behavior.

Would you say that Joe is the victim in this example? Would you agree that Joe feels justified in calling the penis enlargement emails spam? Would you consider Joe’s behavior harassing to the company that is trying to sell him these pills?

Kong has stated quite plainly that you can use whatever justification you want for a low rating (bad graphics, poor plot, misspellings in the game text, bugs, and even messages sent to players who have never played their game).

I myself give a 1 star to any game that I have not played that sends me a game message. I also post a comment on their game saying why I gave this 1 star. I don’t believe what I do is inappropriate.

-Pip

PS – by the way, I believe Alsee has directed feedback to Kong on this issue:

Originally posted by Alsee:

Kongregate, are you ever going to fix this damn problem and give us a block-all button? Are you ever even going answer?


I believe that this thread is Alsee’s public way of providing negative feedback on Kong for their lack of a “do not call list” similar to what the US Government has for its citizens.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / My Kongregate Account got hacked [Need help!]

The information in this post on the sticky in the technical support forum has the answer you need. It is the official answer from Kong on this subject.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Inappropriate advertisements.

The advertisements come from google ads. So the websites you visit help to determine what ads you see.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Banned for no reason

@ availbility/thomasegghead – you won’t get banned for having an incorrect birth date on your account. You can get banned for saying you are under 13 in chat (and this is where most underage bans come from). Like I said, if you have passed your 13th birthday since your ban last year you can contact support@kongregate.com to get unbanned.

@ adv0catus – I wasn’t arguing. I didn’t mean to come off that way. I was just noticing that there were different dates across accounts and posts… and if there was a different date mentioned in chat (which was under 13), that was likely the reason for the ban.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Banned for no reason

Originally posted by availbility:

I’m 14 turning 15 this year

Interesting that your availbility account says you are 44 and your thomasegghead account says you are 21, but your post says you are 14. Did you say you were some other age in chat?

It is interesting to note that you were banned almost a year ago. So if you have passed your 13th birthday since your ban, you can request to get unbanned.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Equipment Problem

Originally posted by TheRealPip:

If you are talking about the game, Game of Thrones Ascent; check the lower right corner for the “NEXT” button. Many miss it at first. Else you can contact DisruptorBeam Support

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Noisy advertisement

Hover over it…. check the upper right corner for a small “X”. It is usually there on google ads.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / You know what would be really awesome?

I beat the game last week and saw no issues with it.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to change my kong name?

If it is/was your friend’s account you are breaking the Kong TOS (you are not allowed to share or give away or sell accounts). So I would not use that as your reason for wanting a name change.

Also, if you change your name you might lose all your progress in some MMOs (if they use the Kong name instead of the ID then you will be SOL).

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Programs & Coding

The question you are asking is similar to: “I have recently started building things and was wondering what should building materials I should use. I don’t have any power tools. What should I build and what what should I make it out of?”

The question depends on what you want. Do you want to code web pages/HTML5 games? Do you want to code flash games? Do you want to write executable programs that perform some utility on your PC? Do you want to write a script that will help you do something you normally do on the computer?

Also, to my knowledge, there is no “Notepad language”. Notepad is a Windows program that lets you create text files. You can write all sorts of things in notepad (C, C++, HTML, csh, LISP, assembly, BASIC, …… I am sure there are over 100 different languages you can use a text file to code in).

If you are asking what is a simple programming language is…..

  • If you want to make HTML5 game → I would start with coding webpages
  • If you want to make computer programs (utilities for your PC) → I would start with C and then C++
  • If you just want basic intro to program development → I would start with some sort of scripting language since it is very simple (such a csh)

Also… this isn’t a technical support question. You should put this in Game Programing.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kakariko Village Name Change: Voting Thread

World Map, World Map, (The) World Map

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / plz unban me!

You need to reach out to the developer of the game to find out why you were banned and to unban you. Kong can’t do anything to help you in this matter.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Tyrant Unleashed Card Scrapping

Originally posted by adv0catus:

In his defense, Pip, the game is published by Kongregate in the App Store.

That is true. There is also a link to the forum within the game itself. I wasn’t criticizing though, that was a post I have copy and pasted a few times when folks ask about TU questions here. I am too lazy to put in all the links each time.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Tyrant Unleashed Card Scrapping

Originally posted by TheRealPip:

You probably want to send a message to the devs (DaWayne33, synapticon, and/or Rudgutter). Even posting on the Tyrant Unleashed Forumn would be better than posting here (this is the forum for Kong itself, not the games hosted here).

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest] Avoid the...

Very generous of you.

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by Kadleon:

After that egg looking thing turning out to be a doll, esp. after it would’ve been better for it to be an egg next to a chicken (which makes me a bit disappointed, honestly), I am honestly doubting if we will actually manage to get any of these kongpanions right by just guessing at their silhouettes >:

Oh, I don’t know… I am pretty sure I pegged the last one right a few months ago…

Originally posted by TheRealPip:
… the last one (the bunny). I think that one is this guy:

-Pip

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Topic: Kongregate / Lost all data on Tyrant game

Originally posted by toddywoddy:

I played the tyrant game on my current login, on kongregate, roughly 4/5 years ago and recently wanted to play it again but all my levels, acheivements and cards are gone and it’s asking me to start from level 1 again?

Help plawx? :)

Well… Tyrant hasn’t been around on Kong for 4-5 years (it is just over 3). Are you sure you didn’t play on Facebook (which it was on before Kong)? If you are sure you played on Kong (and then it would be no more than 3 years ago), are you sure you didn’t play on a different Kong user? I notice that you just got the easy badge 8 hours ago (and I would assume that if you played any amount of time you would have had that already).

-Pip

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does kong use OpenSSL?

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/393486-psa-the-heartbleed-bug

Question answered.

Close topic.

-Pip