Recent posts by dargdargdarg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / DSII: Scholar of the First Sin Challenge

Its nice for Kongregate to pick quite fun and nice game for this challenge.
Last challenge/sweepstake was a terrible pick, obnoxious p2w multiplayer game.

I also like how you know you earned an “entry” to the challenge, not like last time there was no notification at all. Nice to see improvements!

Too bad kongregate decided to not place in official rules information about where list of winners will be published. In last sweepstake rules it was said that it will be published on kongregate forums (and it indeed was published), but this time there is no word in rules about where to find list of winners.
But well, at least now participants get notification that they successfully entered challenge.

Good luck everyone! Looking forward to after 21st of April to see if list of winners will be public or Kongregate will decide to keep it classified.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kongregate doesnt remember what game room i was in

Yes, i just tested it my never used vanilla Internet Explorer 11 version 11.0.9600.17498 (11.0.15 KB3008923) and it behaves in same way (newest flash plugin and Java on board).

Also checked it Opera 27.0.1689.69 (that i installed because i wanted to check if its better than firefox but used it only once and came back to firefox ) and behaves in same way. I open game room (right now i was placed in room 3) i switch to room 4, i type something in, then i go back to kongregate homepage, then use search bar to find dawn of the dragons, game and chat loads and im again in room 3 instead of room 4 where i left.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kongregate doesnt remember what game room i was in

Recently kongregate doesnt remember in which room i was in last time.

This is whats happening:

Im logging in to kongregate, i tick ‘always on’/‘remember me’/‘stay logged in’. I go to game Dawn of the Dragons and im being put into Game room 2.

I manually change game room to room 4 and after some time of playing i just close browser (no logging off from kong). Then i open my browser again and instead of starting in room 4 where i was last time im being assigned to first available room (room 1 is full so im in room 2, but when room 2 was full i once landed into room 3).

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The usual behaviour was that if i closed browser while being in room 4 next time i opened it i would start in room 4 again.

Im using windows 8.1 x64 Pro, Firefox 35.0.1, Flash plugin 16,0,0,305, Java plugin 8.31
It is happening with DISABLED adblocker and DISABLED greasemonkey (all scripts DISABLED)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Sweepstakes Suggestion Thread

More information.

People hate to be uninformed and uncertain of something.

Give clear goals. In last sweepstake it said “reach level 12” but in game you picked there were like 3 or even 4 things with separate levels that could be upped up to lvl 12. Of course there was one obvious choice, but still it wasnt “official”.

Keep people informed. I hate to see things like “you need to reach goal” but then it says “you will not be notified when you reach goal, you wont get confirmation of reaching goal, you cant be sure if you really took part in it or not”. These kinds of things are no go IMO. People hate to be uninformed and keept unsure of whats happening.

These are two things that came to my mind after last sweepstake.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The King of Towers Sweepstakes Winners

finally, nice for official statement.

Misinformation is bad

But absolute lack of information is worse. Nice to have some thing clarified.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / alienware entries

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/465158-the-king-of-towers-sweepstakes-winners

 
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Topic: Kongregate / January '15 Suggestion Thread

I have a suggestion. I would really like kongregate to keep their word on publishing winners list of last “The King of Towers Sweepstake” as the Official rules say:

“A full winners list will be posted in the Kongregate forums once all prizes have been awarded.”

Because i tried to search winner lists from past sweepstakes (i assumed same thing was written in other sweepstakes official rules) but i couldnt find any….

 
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Topic: Kongregate / alienware 18

If its true what you say adv0catus, that winner list was supposed to be published but they never did it with previous Sweepstakes, it simply means that Kongregate lies to us, doesn’t keep their word and publish false statements in their own “OFFICIAL RULES” So they are doing it against their own rules.
(which btw im going to copy and screenshot right now, in case they will conveniently get modified)

Its so nice that “By entering, participants (a) agree to comply with and be bound by the official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all respects;”

but (if what adv0catus said is true) Kongregate can do whatever they want despite what they wrote in the official rules.

Also LOL @ this “It’s been discussed many times on this forum that the winners’ list will probably never be published to prevent harassment, actually.”

You know what prevents harassments? Bans, mutes and account deletion for violating kongregate guidelines.

Not publishing list of winners on the other hand encourages misinformation and manipulation.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The King of Towers winners list

According to the last sweepstake rules, the list of winners IS going to be published on “kongregate forums”

“A full winners list will be posted in the Kongregate forums once all prizes have been awarded.”

Also drawig is not on the 20th of JAnuary. Its About 20th of january which means it can be like week or two later (because its so hard to give exact date of drawing even if everything is automated and done by computers, sweepstake logic, taking 2 weeks to pick winners)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / When are we gonna replace trialpay?

Yeah, and of course they have golden rule:

User is always wrong, the one who paid for placing his offer is always right.

If you report broken offer the standard answer will be “our system didnt register that you complete offer, please complete offer”

They dont even care if the offer is legit or not. They dont care if everything works with the offer and if anyone actually completed it. They dont care if the offer goals are precise and stated clearly.

For trialpay, we are always wrong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / alienware 18

According to the last sweepstake rules, the list of winners IS going to be published on “kongregate forums”

“A full winners list will be posted in the Kongregate forums once all prizes have been awarded.”

But of course they didnt specify which forums, and when, because " once all prizes have been awarded. " can go on for eternity, because of one little kred prize that will block publishment of winners list (and thus prevent any verification of winners)

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / And the winners are:

I would be 100% more relieved if Kongregate would be responsible for picking winners not as its now, its the Sponsor (shinezone….) who picks winners…

I heard Chinese companies often hire people to play their games with unlimited premium currencies just to create a “competition” and make people chase to the top that… constantly goes higher and higher.
Who knows if the “Sponsor” wont add other criteria to picking a winner…. that will benefit the “Sponsor” most.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / And the winners are:

Yeah maybe they are just not efficent, or maybe they just need more time….. to set things right and make sure that right prizes will go to ‘right’ people before they will shuffle rest to the grey masses.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / And the winners are:

Yeah this “about January 20th”

About January 20th they can practically wait with drawing for a week later or so because they cant f***** even give precise date when the drawing will occur.

Srsly, we live in XXI century and they cant specify at which day they are going to spent ~30 minutes of their work time to a) generate a query to game database to pull a list of players out of it b) forward that list to people who do drawing (email, fax, file sharing everything occurs in real time) c) use computer application to draw random people from list (if they have numbers it can be just simple RNG) d) forward it to kongregate

The deadline of entry was on january 5th, they had 15 days to prepare for it and they still cant even say “Drawing will occur exactly on january 20th”

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / how could i loose that pitfight ?

Yes they get included into battle power but we dont know the PVP damage formula.

Battle power can be just one factor.

Then each of your troop (warrior, mage, ranger, bomber) can have its own personal troop formula that takes into account hp, number of those troops and other stats with PVP bonuses.

Not to mention that there might be some luck factor involved, where for example when your “FINAL” strenght is calculated including everything the definite outcome can be between for example 88% to 112% of your real strenght, and same goes with opponent.

This way even if they are of equal strenght, rng can sort things out.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / how could i loose that pitfight ?

There might be things that count in pvp more than Battle power and Number of troops (we dont know the exact “power/damage” formula). For example tech upgrades that increase troops hp and attack and defence or army upgrades that can give % defence bonus in pvp or % attack bonus in pvp

Depending on which is more emphasized by damage formula, someone beefed up in battle power using only tower upgrades and magic upgrades might be actually weaker in pvp than someone who got there upgrading his army and geting % bonuses to attack and defence

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Pretty Ridiculous

The worst part of this is the rule:

Anything from player is worthless (items selling for 1-10 coins)
Everything from dev is priceless (ridicolous prices and diamond value taken out of nowhere)

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / alienware entries

Just like this game is made by chineese developers who ripped off other game the grand prize will be a china made Alienware copy with a glued alienware logo and a fake computer inside with a pendrive instead of hard drive

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / 12 and done posts

Drawing Date: On or about January 20, 2015.

They need 15 days to pick winners from a computer generated list, and probably winners will be choosen by computer too?
Are kong staff sending that list like all the way to china? Srsly? 15 days to pick a winner…

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Need some help

its Chinese game, they dont care. good luck getting any feedback.
In games like this its one way communication. Chinese devs announcing things, cash sales and You-Have-To-Pay-For-“Gifts”

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / Attention People, We've Been Shinezoned

yeah, governments rip off their citizens on every step

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Sweepstake winner list

Well, for example, in most recent sweepstake kongregate role limits to generating a list of people who meet criteria to participate in raffle and list of those people is being sent to “Sponsor” who then picks at “random” winners. The sponsor is person/group who funds prizes (i assume its someone related to game that was picked to be in sweepstake). Then sponsor sends list of winners to kongregate.

A public list of winners could help identyfying a fishy picks from “Sponsor” side like accounts that appear out of nowhere, registring just before deadline, with absolute 0 of other kong activity or noticing other irregularities that Sponsor side picking could induce. Especially if said “sponsor” is maker of most recent sweepstake game, a Chineese developer of games, who tend to copy things, make bugged games directed only on grabbing cash on every step. That would be not suprising if they have some “Extra” criterias for picking winners….

I really hope that Kongregate monitors those activites (Which i doubt, because so far when i wanted to make inquiry to kongregate about any of their partners like trialpay or something else, they always have been sending me away not taking any responsibility or offering help).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Sweepstake winner list

Where are winner lists of sweepstake raffles being posted?

In most recent sweepstake it says:

" A full winners list will be posted in the Kongregate forums once all prizes have been awarded. "

Which Kongregate forums? Exactly Forums→ Kongregate forums just like they wrote there or some enigmatic part of whole Kongregate forums?

I was wondering about it because, i assume sweepstake rules wont change too much from one to other and a same part, about publishing winners list was in other sweepstakes, so why when i search forums for Sweepstake related words there is not a single topic with winners list coming up, only topic where people ask or even demand list of winners they were promised?

When i read throught those rules it all looks like one big scam to promote specific games handpicked by who knows who:

- It is up to the player to achieve the Goals to receive the number of entries associated with each Goal. – You have no proof or means to confirm you take part in it? How convinient, we (organisator) say you did not participate, you did not participate. No talking back here.

- Drawing Date: On or about January 20, 2015. – 21 century, time is money, yet a simple date cant be set, about January 20? How much about? About 1 day around January 20? One week? One Month? Untill everyone forget and we can give prizes to anyone we want or dont give them at all? - (7) Winners List — For a list of the winners in any given month, send a self addressed stamped envelope – Wow, how convinient, if for any reason you wont be able to find a list of winners on some enigmatic “Kongregate Forums” (that bear no sign of any past sweepstake winners lists) you can get one…. by sending a real mail. Seriously? This is part where i facedesk. We live in a 21 century where information can travel around the world with negligible dealy, yet for some reason you have to send actual mail to get a information on a contest you took part in on WORLDWIDE gaming site? Its just like someone is working very hard to discourage people form caring about winning.
 
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Topic: The King of Towers / 12 and done posts

Just “send the letter” is fishy enough

Wtf is this? We live in 21 century. Its a obvious that its made on purpose to make obtaining list of winner as difficult as possible, making it unable to check it. I bet it will end up with them not publishing that list anywhere because of:
they didnt contact everyone, they couldnt notice someone, they posted it somewhere on forums, just on forums but conviniently noone is able to find that list.
So everyone will be like MHE and they hope noone will bother enough to send a letter.

 
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Topic: The King of Towers / 12 and done posts

- you wont be notified if you reached goal
- unclear entry conditions (not specified which lvl it is)
- no information if you didint win
- no public information who won prizes

With those above the whole contest can be a one big hoax and fake thing. They may not give single prize out and make everyone thing “oh i just didnt win, my bad luck”. Noone will have any proof of anything, everything is just written on page and can be changed or taken down anytime.

The winner might be already picked by connections and will just make a fake kong account, log in once just before deadline and it will turn out that the grand prize will go to a 1 day old character without any profile info, with just one game played instead to true kongregater.