Recent posts by tmc701 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / The Gamasutra Interview

Q&A: Kongregate’s Greer On Funding The Flash Renaissance

Nice little interview.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / points bug

I think they did address this right after it happened. I don’t know if they are going to attempt to correct the score or not.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Gaming news

Nifty and all, but completely wrong forum… It has nothing to do with Kongregate. Please post this type of thing under the “Games” forum.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / since the "attack" came from kongregate

Thats an odd error, Phatcat… Does your firewall documentation describe what a MSSQL_Null_PACK_DOS attack is? I’ve tried good ole’ google and I can’t find anything on it. Or is it an incoming connection that is attempting to use the MSSQL port (1433)? Has it happened often or just the once? Did it occur during your usage of the site, or was it at a time when you wouldn’t have been on Kongregate (sleep, what’s that?)?

I’m not a actionscript guy at all, but do the games uploaded to Kongregate have the ability to attempt connections such as this? If it’s possible, I need to buy myself one of those hats (they’re listening right now…. shhhh)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Arrow Game!

^ at this moment is at 100 posts!

- Evidently, hating phatcat while waiting for the chat to reconnect.

v Eats moldy cheese.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Moderators

Holy Off-Topic, Batman!

Here’s a direct link to Gordon is the Man … if anyone is interested…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Downvoting?

@Eggy: I was about to say pretty much the same thing… on NG, a person has to wade through so much junk to find the gems, that those gems are naturally voted higher.

Here on Kongregate, we’ve got a smaller amount of games, and thankfully a much smaller pool of junk to wade through to find the innovative gems. Even some of the best of the best (Last stand, the Boxhead games, NG rumble) have trouble breaking the 4 mark.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / First!

no, Mrcreds, I think he’s talking about BenV…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badges!

“Badgers? Badgers?!? We don’t need no stinking Badgers” – (“UHF”)

Yea, more badges would be nice, but it’s dependent on the API, and then one of the kong staff (usually Greg) needs to determine a solid, challenging, yet achievable threshold for each game, test it and then set up the badges. I’m sure that within a few weeks/months, a lot of the popular games here will have a badge or multiple badges.

Personally, a lot of the achievements are still kicking my heinie. :) So for me, I can’t really beg for more badges until I obtain the ones that are available…

As for the people getting massive referral points… they’re usually developers (jmtb02, eggy, TrueDarkness) or bloggers (JayIsGames) that have evangelized Kongregate to their loyal readers/gamers. A lot of us are here because of one of them, so the community benefits… If you want the juicy, juicy referal points, just start telling your friends about the site, using a referral link (http://kongregate.com?referrer={YOUR USERNAME HERE]) … you can tack the ?referrer= part on the end of the kongregate game urls as well, to link them right to a good game (and then you get the points if they join up)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Nuclear Eagle

Very cool game (except I keep accidentally clicking outside of the flash container and I hit that text ad below it…)

I hope it gets the kong api, so we can have a nuclear achievement :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Time to pack up shop

aaaaAHH hA HA HA HA HA HA HA….. Hilarious….

They’ve made a mistake though… they didn’t wait until they had MrAlexCreds bid. I’m sure he could whip this together in a couple of weeks for 20 bucks and a package of gum…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 - Coming soon.

nevermind… it’s here. :) Gee, I wonder what game might be a candidate for the achievement system rollout next week… huh…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 - Coming soon.

It’s Out!!!! DTD 1.5!! Now with lots of tasty Kongregate Links…. Once the interwebs get a hold of it, I’m thinking we’ll be seeing quite a bit of traffic here :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 - Coming soon.

According to his newspage on handdrawngames.com

16 June 07 – Version 1.5 is nearly complete and will be released next week. All the beta testers are having fun testing it, and so am I :) Coming up on the 2 millionth score…

Can’t wait to see it here!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rules of the internet (Kong version)

Now that I know that “Shpadoinkle” is a word, could I get a definition? :)

Funny List, Thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Points Problem

I’m having the same problem, Ronin. Are ratings giving anyone points right now?

The ratings and points show up in my point log, but the profile box at the head of the page doesn’t advance.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

ririri, Your points brainstorm is good, and I wouldn’t mind it (I don’t rate the games to get points anyways…) But how long would it take to determine the true quality of MrcredsAlex games, or the Yak series? I’m glad that kongregate provides a space for these fledgling game designers to post their craft in an environment that is friendlier than some others… but why should I be forced to play their games for any longer than needed to determine that they only deserve ‘x’ number of stars?

However, it is a solution to the point farmers. :)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / 999 uses for a ceremonial wiccan knife

- Juggling
- To spread peanut butter
- To clean your ears
- Whittle a marshmellow stick for a bonfire…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Suggestion: Add the “Updated Date” to the game description, and allow sorting by that date. I Love seeing improvments/changes that developers make to their games here based on our suggestions, and with those improvements I might change my rating of that game, or have further suggestions. I know there is a thread in this forum to notify people of updates, but its not always used.

Also, allow us to see which games have implemented the API, or if someone knows the games, could a thread be created and stickied to list them out? Knowing what games we can compete against our fellow kongregation members is a blast… (btw, looking forward to achievements, too)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Clans

I seem to have hit a nerve :S Sorry everyone.. :)

Cmurda, I like Alpha/Beta, it seems to flow very well with the developer friendly (if people rate right) nature of Kongregate. Not sure what the heirarchy names would be though…

There are massive amounts of group names that a person could use for guild names. Anything that inherantly has a heirarchy to it is automatically a candidate and usually will have an overlord title to go with it… military past and present (General), mafia (Godfather or don), government (president/king/czar), schools (principal), business (the boss), Sports (Captain), Board Games (King), Feudal society (Lord/Master), Religon (Pope/Cardinal/Bishop). I don’t have any good specific suggestions, but hopefully this will help the group mind of kongregate to brainstorm some.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Clans

Sorry, Sylicas, I was just throwing some names out there. We can yank the alliterations off of them too. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems playing games

Do flash games on other sites work for you? (on a side note, there are other sites? :) )

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Updated Games

I just noticed that Weasel updated Endless Zombie Rampage with the Kongregate API this week. Now the Survival mode tracks the high score of zombies killed (“Sea of Corpses”). schweet.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate logo/mascot: What is it? What should it be?

Phat, if you go to RotaZion it’s on the loader or if you go to the Kongregate Logos you’ll see the little critter there too. Or maybe that wasn’t your question :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Pre-Arrival Challenges

This would be good to put in the Ideas & Suggestions… I know I’ve seen Emily mention that they are working on “Achievements”… Kinda like the challenges, but for points and bragging rights…