Recent posts by JohannasGarden on Kongregate

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

Interesting…I’m greg’s hallucination, but after listening to his Pandora station that he posted in another thread, I decided that he absolutely has to be the almost identical, but definitely girlier, twin sister I never had.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

And I’ve been told that it’s all fixed now, and for the first time I can see your guild name on your profile, Daedreem. Let us know if anything is not as you expect.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

Some programming work and an update from 5th Planet will have to happen to implement the fix, and we’re not sure if that will happen at the Friday update or if they’ll be an update before that to deploy the fix (like at Flash sale time). I’ll update again if I learn more, but I may not learn anything more before the Friday update.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Age to Level Record is Mine?

Nice, I’m 51 (age) and level 41, so if I get 10 more levels, before I turn 51, I could have an age/level match, too, and I’d be close, but I will always be beneath you by this method, which I suppose works well our to your advantage.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

Towards the end of Friday, Joe identified a likely cause of the problem. It requires some work on both sides, but we’re hoping this will lead to a fix this week.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

@pureinsanity I’ll pass on that feedback

@Daedreem and other members of Nameless: While the last attempt didn’t fix the problem, our developers and 5th Planet are communicating a lot about new things to try. Today’s update (the DotD Friday update) won’t include a fix but will hopefully include some code changes that will log more information on what information is being sent to us. [Warning, this is a non-tech person’s attempt to pass on what I imperfectly understand :-)]

So the bad news is that I wouldn’t expect a fix before the weekend :( I’m really sorry about that, you guys.

What I can say is that this is a priority, and something that’s being worked on.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

There were changes in a recent deploy that we were hoping would help. I’ll report back that it has not. I’ll check in with Joe to see where we are.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Feature] Kongbot Gameplay Service - Feedback Appreciated!

Haha, not only is your station girly, I thought the share hadn’t worked and that it had just brought me to my own playlists, then after awhile I realized there wasn’t enough for experimental, Amanda Palmer, or gypsy punk for it to be one of mine, and then I remembered that I’d deleted my station I’d started with Lana del Rey because it wasn’t playing my seed artists enough any more and I only really liked one in eight of the ones it was suggesting, and it was starting to piss me off. It’s a good thing I’m more patient with people than I am with Pandora stations.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

And I haven’t learned much more, I’m afraid. Some things that might be useful are an exact spelling of the guild name

Nameless

i.e., is it

-nameless
Nameless
nameless

any spaces, underbars, capitalizations or special characters you may be in the habit of leaving out?

Thanks for all your help so far, and sorry for the delay for many of you.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

Yes, I’m sorry, I meant to post a “I probably won’t have an update until sometime on Monday” post back on Friday after I’d seen that it hadn’t worked.

I notice that servers are down now. I will have a phone meeting later today when I can ask Joe1017 if he knows anything more.
I can’t promise I’ll have a useful update, but I’ll let you know what I know.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

Hi, if some members of guilds who were having trouble with guild chat could reload Dawn of the Dragons (the whole page, not just the game screen) now that there’s been an update and let us know that you’ve done so, that would help us check on whether your setting shave updated as we were hoping they would.

Thanks!

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

Update to my apology for the lack of update:

Hopefully the problems with Guild chat for some guilds will be fixed after today’s update by 5th Planet. Let us know if that does or doesn’t change things for you, okay?

Fixing the problem is requiring some back and forth between Kong and 5th Planet, which is why it is taking time. If you don’t see immediate improvement when the servers come back up after downtime, try restarting Dawn of the Dragons in a fresh tab. You’ll most likely at least need to reload for the new settings to take effect.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

Hey, everyone. I’ve had the flu this week and was completely out for a few days, so I’m really sorry to any who have been waiting for responses this week.

We still need to resolve the problems for the “Nameless” guild, I take it? I’ll send an email about that after this message to see who is following up on that.

Any other outstanding issues?

As has been said before, Kongregate doesn’t fix problems caused by user installed scripts or addons, but identifying which scripts are interfering with guild chat in this thread could help a lot of users and help people communicate with the script developers, so by all means, report problems you notice, and we’ll certainly try to point you in the right direction if we can :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling up--Guild Chat is Here!

You’ll notice some changes in chat today. Last month we introduced Guild Forums, and today we’re implementing Guild Chat. Users in a guild in a game with Guild Chat implemented will have their guild’s private chat open when they load the game, or they can open it themselves by using the new gear icon in any chat tab and selecting their guild chat. Like the guild forums, Dawn of the Dragons is the first game with guild chat implemented, so a more detailed post on the new guild chats can be found in the Dawn of the Dragons Guild Chat Post

There are some noticeable layout changes:

The old dropdown that said “chat actions” with a little triangle next to it has been replaced by a gear icon. The print is a bit bigger, but for people without an enabled guild, the options will be the same. If you have questions about what will happen for those who do have enabled quilds, check out the thread I linked to above. I plan to check both this thread and the Dawn of the Dragons thread for feedback, however, but this is a change I’m very excited about, and I’m looking forward to seeing it implemented in more games!

Developers: Integration Documentation will be added to the developer site next week.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Guilds on Kongregate are Levelling Up--Guild Chat is Here!

In February, I got to announce the new Guild Forums. I practically had to sit on my hands when I saw this response:

wpatter6: Maybe guild chat rooms when everyone’s K+ runs out :D

…because I knew that guild forums were planned for the future, and I was really excited about them. Well, today is the day, and Dawn of the Dragons users are the first to have Guild Chat!

Starting with today’s update, if you are in a Guild and you load up Dawn of the Dragons, you will now have three chat tabs:

Room, Game, and Guild

So, not only do you not need to find someone with Kong+ to start a private room to coordinate that regen node nuke, you don’t have to switch everyone to a new room when that room owner logs off and new people want to join. Guild chat is up all the time.

And you can be in Guild Chat while you’re playing a different game on Kongregate. If you look at your chat tab, you’ll see that there’s now a gear icon where it used to read “chat actions”. Click the gear, click “change chat rooms”, then you’ll see the guild chats you can select below your “favorites & recent” chat rooms. When more games have guild chat enabled, you’ll be able to pick whichever guild chat you want to be in, regardless of what game you are currently playing.

“What happens when lots of games have guild chat?”

If you’re in multiple guilds with guild chat, you’ll be able to pick the guild chat you want to be in or close your guild chat tab entirely using the gear dropdown.

“But what if I don’t want to be in guild chat all the time?”

Don’t worry, while those of you in a guild will start in guild chat (unless you’ve opted out, see below) when you load the game, you can leave guild chat at any time. While in the Guild Chat tab, click the gear icon. The top option is “Leave Guild Chat” which makes the whole tab go away.

“Can I turn all this guild stuff off? Or have it on sometimes and off at other times?”

Yes! It’s all or nothing on the guild permissions, forum and chat participations will both be either enabled or disabled, but you can opt out if you choose. If you go to your “Account Settings” page from your profile, or

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/yourusernamehere/edit

you can look for the place I’ve marked:

Click “disable” to opt out, click “enable” to opt back in.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask here!

We’re hoping that everything will go smoothly and have tested and played around with this, but if you notice any problems, please let us know!

Developers: Integration Documentation will be added to the developer site next week.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / summons messed up

One of the stickied threads at the top of this forum is “Useful Information”. The post in that thread will tell you how to reach 5th Planet Support for help with a game problem.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong + access - had it then lost it

I fixed those above me on the thread that hadn’t been fixed by Jason. Do please contact support@kongregate.com and we’ll try and fix this as soon as possible. Our apologies for the difficulties.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Topic being deleted on Lionheart Tactics forum

Sorry for the trouble on that! I’ve unhidden your posts and am hoping that we’ve made it so that you will no longer have this problem, but respond to the support message you received if it happens again.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Introducing Private Guild Forums!

:D My alt doesn’t play Dawn of the Dragons, so it’s ok.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Connectivity issues

Sorry you’re having trouble. Your first step should be to check The FAQ section on connectivity issues

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Introducing Private Guild Forums!

Originally posted by lolizard:

One thing though, posts made in the private guild forums show up in the player’s forum posts history. Or is it just visible between guildies?

That’s a good question, let me double check that….

Just checked! It looks like they only show up under forum posts history for players who have permission to view the post. I posted to my guild forum and could see my own post in my post history, but when I logged a non-Kong admin, non guild member alt and looked at JohannasGarden’s post history, I did not see the Guild Forum post in the list. If you notice any irregularities, feel free to let us know.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Private Guild Forums!

We’re introducing a new feature on Kongregate today—Guild Forums!

Right now, Dawn of the Dragons is the only game to have Private Guild Forums implemented, so there’s a more lengthy post here

In the future, more games will have this feature enabled. Guilds will have their own private forum here on Kongregate where they can conduct guild business, plan, and socialize. If you’re in a guild for a game with these features enabled, you will see your Guild’s Forum in the Forum List Only members of the guild can access a guild’s private forum, and both username and in-game name will be displayed there. Users belonging to guilds will also be able to see the guild’s they belong to from their profile page. It’s a feature I’m very excited about, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops. Not only will we be implementing Private Guild Forums for more games, but there are more cool features to come.

You can certainly discuss the feature here, but more of the discussion will probably take place in the thread I linked to above.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / [New Feature] Introducing Private Guild Forums!

If you’ve been playing Dawn of the Dragons for any length of time, you probably know that Guild participation is a big part of this game. It’s important for being able to use your Honor bar, getting guild raid and campaign goodies, and it’s one of the biggest places for building relationships with other players.

Today we’re introducing a new feature on Kongregate that will make guild communication much easier, and Dawn of the Dragons players will be the first to see the results!

Private Guild Forums

If you’re in a Guild and go look at the Forums Page You’ll notice a new “Guilds” section on that list. If you’re in a Dawn of the Dragons guild, you will see your guild’s private forum. It’s priiiivate, meaning people who aren’t in your guild can’t read it or post in it. Your guild can use this to chat, plan campaign and raid summoning, post and discuss rules, keep track of excused player absences, whatever is most useful and fun for your particular guild. When you post in your guild forum, your current in game name will be displayed just under your Kong name, making it much easier to keep track of who’s who.

Especially with the new challenges of Campaigns in Dawn of the Dragons, we think these new Guild features will really help communication. I’m very excited about this, and I hope you’ll all love it!

Feel free to give feedback and ask questions in this thread, and I’ll answer to the best of my ability.

 
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Topic: Legacy of a Thousand Suns / Friendship

ENLMIINJ is my code

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Can the mods and admins quit being lazy for once on this site?

Hey there. Kong admins are likely to get involved in modding chat. Those few of us who are community admins will act on user reports. Unless you were on a different account in chat than the one you posted on, you haven’t reported any of these users. Muting and reporting users who are bothering you may not feel like enough to you, and I know it can be frustrating, particularly when a person makes lots of alts to keep bothering you once you have muted them. But even though our mods do often silence people who cause trouble in chat, muting is the tool we give every user to control their own chat experience. If you mute users, you won’t see their messages to you, and if realize they aren’t bothering you, they will be less tempted to keep trying.