Recent posts by GenericJoe on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Chronicles of Blood loot challenge

Has there ever been a weekly challenge on a pay-to-win game before? I can’t remember that ever happening. I hope this doesn’t become a new trend. Not even going to bother getting the ticket.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Badge of the Day 2012

Another Unity game? There was just one about a week ago. Did they change their minds on avoiding Unity games for BotD, or are these just slipping through the cracks?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / BIG Problem in all profile! failure to notify acquisition victory.K-Tyrant

I’m missing a few early ones in my profile even though it shows them in the “My Kred Account” section. It’s pretty unlikely they’re going to do anything about it at this point seeing as how this bug has been around about 10 months now. Either they can’t fix it for technical reasons, or it’s just not important enough for them to care.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

So shouldn’t the cheaters be punished in some way? Badges and Hi-scores tables are two of the biggest draws to Kong over their competition and cheaters like this undermine both and do nothing but hurt the site in the long run.

The typical stock answer of why Kong never does anything about cheaters, is that it’s hard to prove they cheated. That isn’t the case here. Raws post sadly confirms for me that Kong doesn’t give a shit about people cheating, and there are apparently no repercussions for it, no matter how obvious you make it. At least one of those people who cheated for the Dibbles badge has routinely cheated on badged games for as long as I’ve been here.

It just sets a bad precedent for a member of Kong staff to flat out admit he knows these people cheated, and said people receive no penalty of any kind.

/end pointless rant

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Profile rolling out to everybody

So there is really no way for a user to pick what he wants to appear in the activity feed? I really do not want hundreds of “You earned a badge” spam messages on there, nor do I want to delete them manually or make my profile private.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Tarnation Impossible Badge Guide

Got the badge a while back with the help from this guide, but I didn’t want to necro the thread just to say thanks. But now that it’s bumped anyway – thanks for making this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Originally posted by rawismojo:

And they already got the points for the badges, and removing the badges from the site wouldn’t remove the points they got for them.

But wouldn’t that be a fair solution anyway? That way there aren’t unearnable badges on the site, but the people who earned them still keep the points.

Of course I imagine most people get badges for the badge and not the points so it’s far from ideal. But it seems like the best solution given the current limitations to the badge system. Anything better would require a programmer to tweak things, and Kong seems afraid of messing with the code, I assume because the person/people who coded it in the first place no longer work there.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Game advertisement through PM Spam

Does Kong have to approve the message, or can the dev send whatever they want?

I don’t mind games sending out messages when a major change has happened to the game, but when I get a message from New Star Soccer that is essentially just begging for 5 stars so they can win the monthy it’s pretty annoying. I’d like an “opt-out from all” option if these kind of messages are acceptable.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What is your least favorite (popular-ish) Game on Kongregate?

I generally don’t like most TDs and Launchers due to how passive the gameplay is compared to other genres. The Cursed Treasure, Gemcraft and Epic War series are probably what I would consider the most overrated games.

Also pretty much all MMOs are terrible, but I barely even consider them games in the first place.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

So why was it ok to remove the Prince of Persia badges but not the Caesary ones? When the PoP badges got removed the people who had earned them still kept the points, so it shouldn’t negatively affect anyone.

If I remember correctly, the intial reasoning for keeping the badges was in case the game ever returned. Since it’s basically confirmed there’s no chance the game is ever coming back, there’s really no reason to keep the badges anymore.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2011

So 10 games and 3 of them are tower defense and 2 are launchers? Meh. I’d rather see the top game of each genre rather than just the top games overall. More variety that way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Badge of the Day 2012

Ah, I knew SOMEONE said that. Thanks for finding that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Badge of the Day 2012

Hard badge in Accelerator.

Terminal Velocity Badge (30 points – 8,107 awarded)
Reach a speed of at least 1,000 in ‘hard’ difficulty

Didn’t Greg say at one point games needing the unity plugin wouldn’t get challenges or BoTD? Or was that just for challenges? My crappy pc could barely play this game, and it was only due to multiple attempts and sheer luck that I was able to get a run where random lag didn’t kill me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Badge of the Day 2012

Definitely the least amount of time between a badge being released and getting BoTD. I don’t think there’s ever been a BoTD with a badge less than a month old before.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Badge of the Day 2012

I’m surprised the hard badge in this got BoTD. There’s good reason why the earn count is so low for this old badge. There’s a wave where the shot absorbing tanks show up first and the only way to kill them is to use certain skills. Lack of a skill reset means you have to start the entire game over if you never picked the ones you need. And the last few levels are way too luck based seeing as how all the off screen explosions can send an unseen tank flying past you at the speed of sound. Since you can’t let any tanks go past on the later levels, it basically amounts to an unavoidable game over. Not fun.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2011 *Official Voting*

William and Sly 2.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Official Kong Plus Thread

Originally posted by Jim7:

Lots to digest there Crypto! One point I do want to clarify is that Plus members will not level up any faster than regular users. The Badge of the Day bonus we award is only for GameStop PowerUp Rewards points.

The first post needs to be edited then, because right now it says: “but everyone who earns the Badge of the Day will receive double the PowerUp Rewards points in addition to double the Kongregate points.”

I realize it probably means the normal points from a badge plus an equal amount of bonus points, like it always has been, but in the context it sounds like it’s saying double bonus points.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Jokers carnival - what did you get?

Nothing
10 points
5 points
5 kreds
Nothing
10 points
5 points

I wonder if anybody managed to get kreds all 7 times.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Jokers Carnival: 30,000 Goal

Originally posted by Jeimuzu185:
Originally posted by Jazzaboy:

Oh gawd, 45k.

Just wait till 50000 tomorrow.
Last day.

Still one more after that. So possibly 55k needed for the last day. I don’t get why they would still raise the amount needed, if the amount for the previous day wasn’t met. At this point it’s pretty much a given that for the next three days it’s not going to come close to reaching the amount needed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Jokers carnival - what did you get?

Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

I thought he meant it as a figure of speech just to say that he has worse luck than average.

That.

I didn’t mean it in a literal sense.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Jokers carnival - what did you get?

I got.. nothing..

Perfect example of why I hate things based solely on luck. I always seem to get shafted more than the norm.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Petition] to remove Zombie category and return games to original categories.

Originally posted by racefan12:

I think the games should be listed under their previous genres, but I have no problem with them being listed as zombie games as well.

^This, basically.

If, for technical reasons, the games can’t be in two categories at the same time, then the zombie category should just be removed. There is always the zombie tag either way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Zombie Badge Category

Originally posted by Hunkadunkus:

Did you read my original post? The games in zombie category were removed from their original catergies.

So what you’re telling me is that it’s impossible to find Mardek in Adventure&RPG?
In any case, use the link I posted if you dislike it.

Yep. Chapter 2, the one with the zombies, is no longer there.

Also, I see no reason why I can’t discuss this on the forums. Frankly, private feedback never gets the results public feedback gets. I have sent bug reports that got ignored, but when posting them in technical difficulty, they got noticed and fixed. So that link is largely a waste of time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Zombie Badge Category

Did you read my original post? The games in the zombie category were removed from their original categories. So yes, they are exclusive there. So it’s not something you can just ignore if you don’t like it. Otherwise I wouldn’t be complaining.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Zombie Badge Category

Originally posted by Hunkadunkus:

Meh, I couldn’t care less what categories are/are not put up on the page, and complaining about it seems a bit overdramatic.

But you’re not really a badge hunter, so it’s natural that any badge related changes wouldn’t matter to you. Just because it doesn’t affect you personally doesn’t mean it isn’t a bad idea. Like say if they implemented a 20 posts per day limit in the forums, it wouldn’t have any impact on me, but it would still be a terrible thing.