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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.

 
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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!

Bump. The rate-popup blotting out the chat tab is HORRID.

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

Any update on the open-in-new-tab problem? It’s been over two weeks. The problem is still there.

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

More testing:
Kong home page Featured game box no problem.
Kong home page TRENDING section ALL links cause the problem, no matter how you right click them.
Kong home page all other sections are fine if you are careful to rightclick on the text of the game name. However mouseover creates a barely visible pale yellow highlight box – rightclicking on the game icon or anywhere else within the yellow highlight box causes the problem.

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

EVERY badge of the day link I’ve been able to find anywhere causes this problem for me. The one on Achievement menu, on the kongregate.com/badges page, on the kongregate.com/recommended-badges page, on the kongregate home page.

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

I’m not sure what you had in mind about custom mouse click settings, but I’m pretty sure the answer is no.

This issue appears to be unique to the badge of the day links. Those are the only ones that don’t give me a contextual menu on right click.
I have a number of browser extensions installed, but I haven’t added or changed any in a long time. This issue is new, so it doesn’t seem to be extension related. I’ll try to test it later with all extensions disabled.

I’m using Firefox 24.0.

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

A recent javascript change broke opening badge of the day in a new tab.

Why on earth did the devs start screwing with a rightclick event handler for badge of day links???? This isn’t merely major annoyance, it can cause hours of lost game progress. Attempting to open badge of the day in a new tab unexpectedly CLOBBERS the current tab, causing an total loss of all game state and progress if you haven’t saved recently. This needs an urgent fix. Just take out the recently added rightclick event handler for links. I narrowed the issue down to somewhere in /compiled-assets/sitewide_javascripts. Blocking this script stops the offending rightright event handler on the badge-of-day links, but it breaks all the game pages.

Temporary workaround for anyone trying to deal with this this problem:
There’s a Firefox extension called RightToClick, but you have to be careful to always click the RightToClick button to activate it before trying to use any badge of day link.

Edit: Second workaround. Using Google Chrome seems seems to solve the problem.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game Message Spam aggravation

Zombie Slayer (block)
4 hours ago
Hey there! Come join me in Zombie Slayer, where you can help the UN erradicate Zombie Outbreaks, build Zombie incinerators, challenge rival squads and much more!
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1 STAR RATING AND BLOCK FOR SPAMMING.

Ballistic (block)
Come play Ballistic, the best shooter on Facebook!
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1 STAR RATING AND BLOCK FOR SPAMMING.

Pirates: Tides of Fortune (block)
Grab your cutlass, bring your shipmates, and set sail for riches and plunder as you battle your way from half-drowned prisoner to legendary scourge of the Seven Seas!
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1 STAR RATING AND BLOCK FOR SPAMMING.

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

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game Message Spam aggravation

Five 1 star ratings and five blocks.

KingsRoad (block)
7 hours ago
Join me in KingsRoad for real-time co-op action!
Play KingsRoad now>>

Kingdoms CCG (block)
Dear player,
We have some exciting news about Kingdoms CCG to share with you, we introduced a VIP system with card and gem rewards back in November, at that time we did not retroactively reward our long term supporters, that is something we have changed in today’s updated.
We will also on February 28th release a new miniset called Tribes 2.
W… show more
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Brave Tales (block)
Join me in Brave Tales! We have cooki… heroes!!
Play Brave Tales now>>

Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM (block)
Get ready! On December 23rd, and ON THIS DAY ONLY, enjoy another Yu-Gi-Oh!BAM Double Currency Event ! Double DP/CP/Coins purchases for the price of one!
Play Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM now>>

Play Heroes of the Realm
Heroes of the Realm (block)
Episode 3.3 Update is here!
Log in now to see all new heroes, buildings, items, quests, events, free T3 cards and more! Check out our latest Episode 3.3. Update and event details in-game and on our forum.
Play Heroes of the Realm now>>

 
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Topic: Brave Tales / Bugs and Issues

“Join me in Brave Tales! We have cooki… heroes!!
Play Brave Tales now>>”

Instant 1 start rating and block for SPAMMING!
STOP SPAMMING!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / BUG: Invite-spam from unavailable game

tomtom32490
Brave Tales (block)
8 hours ago
Join me in Brave Tales! We have cooki… heroes!!
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I attempted to click on the game to give it a 1-star rating for spamming, and I got the following:

This game is in beta testing, and is only available to Kongregate Plus members. Learn more >>

This is clearly a bug, but it’s a bug on top of a more serious problem. Over two thousand people had put me on their friend list. This means that the moment a game starts using the Kongregate Game_Message system to start sending invite-spams there is a 100% chance I will immediately be hit by it. Furthermore it means each game will send me a flood of invite-spams attributed to the various players that friended me. I immediately block any game that sends me Game_Message spams to shut down the flood of duplicate spams, but Kongregate’s answer of blocking games one-by-one completely fails to stop the endless stream of new spams. It completely fails to stop the endless Kongregate New Message alerts every time Kongregate spews more spam into the Game_Message folder.

WE NEED A BLOCK-ALL OPTION for Game_Messages.
Kongregate’s answer that we should just block games one-by-one doesn’t work.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game Message Spam aggravation

Well here’s something new.

I got spammed. Again. But this time I didn’t give it a 1-star rating.
And why, you may ask, did I not give it a 1-star spammer rating?
Was there some reason I decided to rate this game higher? Hell no.
IT’S BECAUSE NOW I’M GETTING SPAMMED BY A GODDAMN GAME THAT ISN’T EVEN AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!
When I click it trying assign it a 1-star rating I get:
This game is in beta testing, and is only available to Kongregate Plus members. Learn more >>

Brave Tales (block)
8 hours ago
Join me in Brave Tales! We have cooki… heroes!!
Play Brave Tales now>>

So… Kongregate is sending an unending stream of spam. The block button is useless. Kongregate refuses to answer the issue in the forums. Kongregate sends nothing but a goddamn form letter saying the issue “has been marked as resolved” when you try to use the contact forms. And now we’ve got a BUGGED system sending out spam for a game that isn’t even available.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game Message Spam aggravation

Little Legends: The Battle for Willow Lane (block)
5 hours ago
Battle me in Little Legends? It’s a real-time puzzle fighting game. It is cool.
come play little legends Play Little Legends: The Battle for Willow Lane now>>

More spam.
Another instant 1 star rating.

KONGREGATE: The block option DOES NOT WORK when an endless stream of games just keep sending spam.
Are you ever going to fix this problem? Are you ever even going to respond on the issue?

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Show Wisdom in Battle

I’m waiting for the release of:
General PTW
Cooldown 1
20 attack 40 life
reflects magic damage
reflects physical damage

General PTW is a regular creature, not a unique, so you’re not limited to just one in play.

General PTW can be yours for the price of $5000 each, and he comes with an entirely NEW ability to evade the three-card-per-deck limit! So stock up on 15, or even 30!
Buy 10 or more, get one free!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game Message Spam aggravation

Gun Disassembly (block)
26 minutes ago
Come try out this awesome game!
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BLOCKED and INSTANT 1 STAR RATING FOR SPAMMING.

MaistlinRajere “I still don’t see why you feel the need to tell us every time this happens.”

I thought you said these messages were so rare and harmless that I was….. how did you put it…. “You making a huge deal out something that isn’t that big”.
Oh, I’m sorry… are you now suggesting that these game spam messages are frequent enough constitute an annoyance? Maybe Kongregate should do something it? Or at least RESPOND to?

MaistlinRajere: “The forums are not the best way to contact Kongregate staff. That’s what the contact us form is for.”

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