Recent posts by Alsee on Kongregate

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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Lost T3 Dragon

I filed a bug report on the vanishing T3, I brought the issue to a chat-mod, and this thread has been up for nearly a month. I still haven’t gotten any response at all about the issue.

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Lost T3 Dragon

I had a T1 Arcfury, then I got a T3 Arcfury from day-15 reward. The next day I entered the DRAGONS building on the map and checked what bonuses the T3 gives… and I specifically saw that I had one T1 and one T3 Arcfury. I then went into a game to try the new T3, and in-game it gave me the T1 Arcfury. After the game I checked back in the DRAGONS list, and it showed that all I had was the one T1 Arcfury. The T3 VANISHED from my dragons list.

And nope, I didn’t accidentally sell it. I had 10 crystals. If I had somehow sold the T3 by accidence I would have gotten 5000 crystals for the sale.

A side question: Is the squid eye ever going to get fixed? It’s seriously obnoxious when the fear triggers multiple times, and the devs announced quite a while ago that it was going be fixed to only trigger once.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / I want x1000

It’s definitely worth it to get an autoclicker. It helps rebuild you up to max really fast after a reset.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Angel Investor Formula changed?

In theory everything spend on upgrades is a permanent loss in the growth formula, but the exponential growth in the game means that anything older than the last reset or two rapidly diminishes to undetectable insignificance. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve bought a hundred million angel upgrade, or how many times you’ve bought a hundred trillion dollar upgrade, when you’re gaining Überzillion angels per second. Old resets don’t matter, just focus on making the current upgrade suitably profitable.

If your most expensive angel upgrade required a yes/no confirmation, then add that number to your current angels when considering an upgrade. If your angels-gained is equal-to-double that much then you’re definitely good for a reset. Waiting much longer than that quickly becomes inefficient. There are certain points where you hit a wall – where it takes an unusually long time to get the next upgrade. If you hit one of those walls, and on a reset you can rebuild your income within a few hours, then it can be worthwhile to do earlier resets. In the most extreme case I did a reset with a 20% gain, one reset with a 25% gain, and I’ve done a few resets in the 30%-50% gain range. If you do that you just need to be SURE to factor in the most expensive angel-upgrade that you bought on the last reset. Those sorts of early-resets can be really helpful when you’re stuck for many days dragging towards the next upgrade.

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Is it just me?

I’m getting stuck at about 85% loaded.

Edit: I still cant get it to load in my usual browser (Firefox), but I did get it to load in Chrome.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / How many presents and coal have you got?

114/25

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Patch Notes Nov 27-14

Skip the survey.
The goal should be for all dragons and all weapons to be used equally. You’ve got the PvP play-stats to measure that. Either count all dragons and weapons used by both teams, or maybe just count the winning team. Any dragon or weapon that is under-represented should get a tiny stat boost. Any dragon or weapon that is over-represented should get a slight stat reduction. Repeat that on a regular basis and very quickly the players will balance everything out for you.
This could very easily be automated, with the software using play-stats to make the adjustments on a regular basis.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

inferno-legend is probably one of the top-2 worst badges ever. (I have 93% of all badges, so I know almost all of them.)
I wanted to gouge my eyes out after 5 minutes, and 20 minutes in I turned on an auto-clicker and just started waving the mouse at the goddamn endless “click to continues”.
I thought there was a rule that non-interactive videos were strictly prohibited on kong?

P.S. the top comments on the game are: #1: How did this get badged? #2 …one starts to question the integrity of the entire badge-awarding process. #3 I’m mildly curious how this game got a 4.1 with over 5k ratings. Considering that the game is literally unplayable, that seems a little fishy. #4 I’m 20 minutes in and it still won’t let me click on anything other than what’s scripted. This is a fucking painful badge. #5 …1\5 for not even being able to login\create a character. The rest of the comments are similar.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Comprehensive Special Building Terrain List

Is there an easy way to see what terrain is under all your buildings? I needed a mountain tile, and it took me forever clicking my buildings one-by-one, moving them to look, and cancelling to avoid spending the move cost.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Message Problem

TheFridgeNinja
Time World (block)
1 day ago
Helptask
TheFridgeNinja needs your help to speed up their progress! Click to help!
Play Time World now>>

TheFridgeNinja
Time World (block)
1 day ago
Helptask
TheFridgeNinja needs your help to speed up their progress! Click to help!
Play Time World now>>

I’m pretty sure I blocked Time World ages ago, and I already gave it a 1 star rating.
Can I give it two more 1 star ratings, and block it twice more?
Option to Block All for Game_Message spam please.

 
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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!

Yeay! Check-box to not pester me for ratings anymore!

Any chance you guys could fix the Firefox rightclick problem? On Badge-of-the-day and some other links, javascript is catching the rightclick and opening the link. This blocks Open-In-New-Tab and other rightclick menu options.

 
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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!

It’s been over three weeks and they’re still popping up over and over. Kong, are you going to going to do anything about this problem?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Message Problem

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

rating their games 1 won’t help any.

If it reduces the profitability of engaging in spamming by even one cent, then I consider that helping. It would be better if more people helped. If the games took a big enough rating hit then they would generally choose to stop doing it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Message Problem

Dino Battle (block) 14 hours ago
Universe is requiring the savior. Fight!Play >> http://www.kongregate.com/games/makerart/dino-battle_preview
Play Dino Battle now>>

Dino Battle (block) 12 hours ago
Jungles call!You need them to survive!Play >> http://www.kongregate.com/games/makerart/dino-battle_preview
Play Dino Battle now>>

So I click on Dino Battle to give them a 1 star rating for spamming, and when the page loads, do you know what I see in the corner of my screen? I see Kongregate giving me a 1 NEW MESSAGE alert. And I check my new messages and find this:

Dino Battle (block) 1 minute ago
The End is coming. We need you to save EarthPlay >> http://www.kongregate.com/games/makerart/dino-battle_preview
Play Dino Battle now>>

Come on Kongregate, this is getting pretty ridiculous. I have been begging for an option to BLOCK ALL game messages. The current option to BLOCK spam-senders one by one doesn’t work. I have 2306 fans (which I have zero control over), and your game message spam system is based on the fan mechanism, which means I am at the front of the line to instantly get spammed each and every time a new game hooks into using the game message system. The only way to stop the spam is a BLOCK ALL option. Please? Pretty please? Pretty pretty please?

(edit) Just to be 100% clear, I am NOT submitting a bug report that the message rate from this game is too high.
I am begging for a profile option or something to prevent next 500 games from sending me the next 500+ spams.

 
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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!

I guess I misunderstood the thread, I thought they did implement whatever they were going to do.

 
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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!

NOT FIXED.

I’m still getting the obnoxious RATE popup blotting out the CHAT panel. I’ve clicked to cancel over a half dozen times this evening. I’m still getting them, and have gone back to 1-star ratings.

 
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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:

You’ll have to close the popup window three times in a row without rating.

Please clarify. Is this a solution where you close the popup THREE times to eliminate the popup problem permenantly, or an utter non-solution closing the popup thirty thousand times (three times per game, for each of ten thousand games).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Recently broken: Opening badge of the day in new tab

Not only is the issue still broken, the issue turns out to be much worse than previously known. This issue is not limited to BOTD links – it also affects [confirm] or [deny] links on official Kongregate messages.

Specifically, I got a Kongregate Announcement informing me that someone-I-never-heard-of listed me as codeveloper on a game-I-never-heard-of. A game that does not appear to actually exist on Kong. The message contained “Please [confirm] or [deny] your collaboration.” I was baffled and suspicious of this mysterious message. I am cautious and careful about clicking on suspicious links, so the first thing I tried to do was RIGHT-CLICK to examine what the links actually pointed to. And the broken Kongregate javascript kicked in and OPENED THE LINK!!!! Seriously broken behavior! So this bug has triggered a CONFIRM on a message that I absolutely positively did not intend to CONFIRM, and Kongregate has registered me as codeveloper on a game I never heard of, and which is not yet visible on the site. Most likely this mystery game is a random lousy newbie-first-attempt-at-a-game that I don’t want my name on, but I’d like to make the point that for all I know this could be a rape-simulator or something equally offensive that I don’t want to be associated with. And Kongregate does not appear to allow me any way to remove my name as codeveloper on this mystery game.

The right click bug has escalated from merely an annoyance of broken BOTD links, to broken Official Kongregate Announcements triggering false Official Account Actions.

 
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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!

Still getting obnoxious RATE panel blotting out chat.
If the only way to get rid of it is to fill in a dummy rating, the only appropriate choice for a dummy rating is 1 star.

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / Suggestions and Ideas

Here’s an idea/suggestion that I’m surprised isn’t already widely used in online multiplayer games – AUTOBALANCING of units!

At the end of each match apply one point to each dragon-type and each weapon-type on the losing team, and 3 points to each dragon-type and weapon-type on the winning team. (Gemtalon would get 15 points if the winning team consisted of 5 Gemtalons.) This will give you a single value representing which dragons (and weapons) are overplayed/overwinning vs underplayed/underwinning. This info is then used to slowly adjust a powerfactor for each dragon and weapon. Each day the powerfactor for overplayed or overwinning stuff is very slightly nerfed by a faction of a percent, and the powerfactor for each underplayed or underwinning thing is boosted by a faction of a percent. The power factor would apply to pretty much every dragon stat. It would apply to damage, range, max HP, HP regen, Max mana, Mana regen, cooldowns, GoldCarry, and maybe have a smaller impact on speed. Power factor could be appied in a similar way to weapons, although some weapons may need a customized application of power factor.

Anything that’s overused/overwinning will automatically get a slow nerf, anything that’s underused/underwinning will automatically get boosted into balance. In fact making this process visible to players could be beneficial – a smart player may seek out underused dragons and weapons to play, knowing that neglected stuff will carry a power boost. Not only does this improve the game through balance, in the long run it ensures all dragons and all weapons will appear in play nearly equally. The balanced diversity of play-experience would itself beneficial.

 
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Topic: Dragons and Titans / How do I use runes?

This issue needs a bump. I had the same problem, and I’ve run into a few other people in chat who’ve also had it happen. I thought I had completed all of the training stuff, I was running co-ops and PvP’s and winning and I had earned rank 6 or 8. I had horrible time trying to figure out how the heck to use runes. I had people in chat being obnoxiously unhelpful, insulting me for being too stupid to find where to click to use runes. It took quite some time to eventually determine that my map was completely missing RUNEMASTER, and no one in chat could offer the faintest clue why it was missing, nor any idea how to get it to show up. I resorted to randomly re-playing every various option in the game until eventually some unknown thing triggered ALCHEMIST to appear, and not long after that some unknown thing triggered RUNEMASTER to appear.

The game needs to have ALCHEMIST and RUNEMASTER on the map from the start, or the game needs much more careful triggers to ensure players don’t unknowingly miss unlocking them.

 
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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

I personally don’t know why this is an issue.

Aside from blotting out the chat tab being obnoxiously annoying, aside from the fact the “fake rating” we give the games will be one star ratings, if you had bothered to read the thread you would know that THIS ISSUE CAN CAUSE DATA LOSS!

 
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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!

“Maybe we could add a ‘never show this again’ checkbox after a user closes the box without rating three times?”

Important question! Are you saying that we get a check box to block ALL of these offending pop-ups?
Or do you mean a NON-SOLUTION where cancelling three times ON ONE GAME prevents the offending pop-up FOR THAT GAME and continues to cause me a problem THREE THOUSAND more times over the next one thousand games I play? (And considering that I have 94% of all badges, my example of it happening three thousand times over the next one thousand games may be a conservative figure.)

 
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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_03I don’t see how fans cause you to get more game messages.

I don’t want to drag this off topic, but the short answer is that Kong doesn’t simply let games directly spam everyone. Games can only generate spam to someone on a player’s friend list. The more fans you have, the more quickly and the more often you get hit by spam.

 
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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!

“If you really dislike this (or any feature), talk to us!”

I’ve been doing that, but talking to a brick wall is a rather poor UserExperience.

Number 3 on the list of things that I REALLY DISLIKE, and have been talking to you about, is that you BROKE THE BADGE OF THE DAY LINKS! You added some screwed up javascript that screws up right-clicks on BOTD links, making it impossible to Open-link-in-new-tab. It’s usually just an annoyance, but in some cases it can cause massive data loss – hours of lost work in a game, if the game hasn’t saved recently and your broken javascript triggers a page load instead of the expected new-tab.

Number 2 on the list of things that I REALLY DISLIKE, and have been talking to you about, is this horrid rate-the-game popup blotting out the chat tab. This can also cause data loss, as the popup can cause the backspace key to unexpectedly trigger a browser-back-page operation.

And #1 on my list is the damn Game Message spam, and that for some reason you won’t give us a simple BLOCK ALL profile option or something. I have over two thousand fans, and the moment any game starts using the Game Message system I’m first on the list to get hit by spam. And Kongregate throws up the New Message indicator, as if one of my friends had left me a message. Your current method of blocking games one-by-one AFTER getting spammed is garbage. I the spam keeps coming over and over and over and over again every time a new game starts using the game message system. I don’t want it. I don’t want ANY of it. I have “talked to Kongregate” about it repeatedly, in every way I can think of.

Any time I get a Game Message, THAT GAME GETS AN INSTANT 1 RATING AND A BLOCK, and a game-comment saying exactly that. You noted that 1-ratings hurts the developer? GOOD! I hate spam, and I consider it a community service good-deed to hurt the pocketbook of any and all spammers. In my opinion I’d be thrilled if you did away with the Game Message system entirely, but all I’m asking for is a BLOCK ALL option. It’s a very simple solution to the the problem.

Back to the Rate-Game popup issue, I also considered giving an automatic 1-rating when it started showing up. If it keeps happening, and keeps irritating me, and if forum messages on ALL THREE ISSUES continue to be ignored, at some point I WILL just start throwing 1-star ratings every time it pops up. And I’ll suggest anyone else annoyed by it do the same. Maybe sooner or later maybe you’ll notice the system being flooded with 1 ratings.