Recent posts by Marvaddin on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / How would you react if you logged onto your account and you had every single badge?

Originally posted by MmeBunneh:
Originally posted by Marvaddin:

I don’t think you know uzz really well considering he’s like completely awesomesauce, loves games, and (correct me if I’m wrong uzz, sob) has video proof of all the games at least in recent times. Seriously some people are just crazy fantastic like that whereas I can’t even get a single hard badge in months.

It’s great to be critical but definitely look into someone first before accusing them of cheating since I don’t think I’m even nearly as honest as uzz when it comes to our character.


Yes, I don’t know him. Do you? Did you know him in 2008, when he got 11 impossible badges in 3 days? Anyway, I didn’t accuse anyone, did I? I ASKED if he cheated to get some (or a lot of) the badges. Getting so many impossible bagdes in a short time like this seems suspect. And I also doubt getting ALL badges is possible for a single person (without cheating, of course). There are always games you just sucks. I’m a great player, too, and got all my badges by playing, and yet I doubt I can get them all. But maybe it’s possible, so I asked.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How would you react if you logged onto your account and you had every single badge?

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

The nightmare is real. I logged in today and saw I had every badge. Send help quickly!

Strange, your profile says you have 634 hard badges, while savagewolf’s badge browser says you have 635. How is it possible?

Also, needed to cheat a lot to get all of them? Getting 4 impossible badges at the same day, including some very time consuming games, like SCGMD3 and Dino Run, you know, doesn’t seem legit. Even more when you also got 4 impossible badges in the previous day as well.

About the thread, the single badge I would like to get for free is the impossible for Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 (can’t believe it got unpublished, who could imagine that?). Other badges I will eventually get, well, maybe except a dozen of them (most probably including impossible badges for SCGMD 2 and 3 and Moby Dick hard badge, lol).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Maybe it’s just me, but the easy badge for Contract Wars didn’t work to me. I got it today for reporting it as a missing badge 2 days ago.

I had 2 daily contracts already, reloaded the game some times, and yet no badge. Strangely, the number of deaths necessary for the medium badge was actually working. Just the easy badge seems broken.

I have heard that Kids vs Ice Cream is playable at Armor Games. I believe I can check it during next weekend, then I will report the results here.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

This is a reply to you, Bluji, hope you can understand what I’m saying:

“I’m giving up because you guys keep repeating the same one argument which I’ve already proven to be false. The only proper reason y’all have been able to provide against badging Cupcakeria is that there are multiple previous badged installments, which is not a very good argument because Snail Bob.”
In fact, Snail Bob having several badges is not a very good argument to defend badges for Papa. If I say “no more badges for Papa”, and you say “but Snail Bob has lots of badges!”, what you will get is “agreed, no more badges for Snail Bob, too”. Something I said some posts ago. The lack of originality and new content on one of them won’t help the other. It is against both of them. Is there someone defending to badge next Bob games, so you can have a point with this “argument”?

“I have stated my major point many times now and it seems no one is listening to it because you’re so focused on bashing the game: when I kept on suggesting Cupcakeria, I just wanted to get greg’s reaction. I don’t care if he doesn’t badge it now, because all I wanted was a reaction from the person who is responsible for badges on a game that highly divides up the community, as you have seen.”
Of course, you can’t badge the game for yourself nor force Greg to do it. You were merely suggesting, and everyone knows it. So what? Some people started to talk about how it shouldn’t get badges, and you tried to defend your idea. Something normal. Is there something we didn’t get? Just in case, we know it’s Greg’s decision that counts, and if the game get badges, we are going to blame him, not you. He could just ignore you once more or say no. If he chosed to badge the game, it’s his “fault”.

“Marvaddin, you did not answer “if I suggested some other time management game that was not made by Flipline, would you then attack the idea?” properly. You are still yapping about Flipline, which is not the point of the question.”
Ok, maybe you can’t understand properly something simple, so I will try to make it more simple. People can suggest any game in this thread, and usually won’t love or hate a game just because of its developer. They like or dislike the game itself. The developer of a game being Flipline or another one, really doesn’t matter. No one is against Flipline games, even why they can be good and original games, like Jacksmith (which is a time management game), Cactus McCoy and more. People is against badging Papa’s fooderia games, because once you played one of them, you played them all, all are different skins of the very same game, and some people got enough.

That said, the answer to your question is “maybe”. It varies, according to the suggested game, not the developer. This even applies to Flipline. Give it a try and suggest another game, Flipline or not. Maybe we are missing a time management game that is much more interesting than this cupcake thing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Bluji:

You still did not answer the question I presented you.

Which question? I thought it would be “why not badge it?”. I answered: just because we have like 10 of the same game with different cosmetic features badged. No need to have badges on another version of the same game. If not this, which question would you like me to answer? Let me get another try:

“how many people attacking me and the idea of badges here have tried the game or played it up to the badges I suggested?” – How many people, no one knows. I tried it for 3 minutes. The same Papa generic thing you will find on every game. And yes, I have all badges, even those long badges of the Pizzaria. I got enough of the same thing.

“if I suggested some other time management game that was not made by Flipline, would you then attack the idea?” – The problem is not about Flipline, is about a repetitive game reskined and always badged tons of times. Nothing against good (you know, good ratings are a start) time management games that present something new. You see, people are even asking for a sequel to Jacksmith. Even why creating an epic axe and seeing it in action is usually funnier than creating an epic cupcake.

Got the right question now? If no, you can clarify it to me, please.

Im not against badging sequels, some sequels are even better than great games, and deserve badges. But creating sequels over sequels with little effort, presenting nothing new but some cosmetic things, and getting the same game badged over and over and over… You know, it’s boring. I’m with you, no need to badge Snail Bob 8 when it comes, unless we get something original.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Bluji:

You are ignoring the question and thus refusing to answer it properly. Please return to it and respond to me without going over the important details.

Also, I don’t have to respond to you about RPGs. Okay, most RPGs badged share very similar equipment systems (five or six equipment spots), skill systems, et cetera, with only gameplay (for example, how battles work: do all characters have a speed bar that fills, is it strictly turnbased and so on) diversing the games. Which is pretty much how the Papa games are — we have always a restaurant, order station, certain customers, but the most important, the cooking stations, vary from game to game.

Also, I’d like to point out excalz’s point from earlier. The Snail Bob series has 7 badged installments now and like Papa games, the core gameplay hasn’t changed that much. Even if Cupcakeria was badged now, the difference between the series would be one game. I doubt the Snail Bob developer will stop the series here and greg will most certainly badge any further installments of that series should they pass the requirements, so what is the actual difference? heycoolguy1 posted something commenting excalz’s post, but totally ignored the point of the post, so I would like everyone else to notice the logic excalz is offering.

I guess some aspects are present in (almost) all RPGs, like in all time management games. Because of this, these are games genres. But they differ about theme, game mechanics, etc, even graphics a lot. Games like Mardek, Sonny and Monster’s Den, although have fights, stats that influence it, inventory system, aren’t alike to each other and no one have the sensation of playing the same game. Some of them have sequels, of course, and Im ok about badging them. Ok if it happens 2-3 times, unfair if it happens 7-12 times (Papa will get there if all games are badged, no doubt about it). Again, you are invited to tell me which RPG games you think are so alike.

Now, about Papa’s, they are all the same. Different cooking stations? Sure, one to take the order, one to prepare food, one to have the food in the oven, fire, etc, one to add a drink or sauce. Let me check how much this Cupcakeria is different from the previous game. (A few minutes later) Fantastic! Now you have to time how much you hold the button. Different? Are you serious? How different is it from putting things over a pizza? Isn’t it the same (tedious) game, using even the same graphics?

I also got enough of Snail Bob (although I hate Papa’s much much more). You are free to request no more badges to Bob games. 10 got badges, 10 is again got badges. People are suggesting badges to 9. Ok. How about 9 is again? And 11? Maybe 11 is again? Then 12. And 12 is again. If these games come out, puzzle fans will play, but why force all badge hunters playing them? Enough is enough, no game series should get this much badges, even more games that dont require a lot of work to produce the next one, like these. They use most coding, graphs, etc, from the previous game. While we are “forced” to play next BloonsTD (if one comes, surely will get badges, kong gets profit from premium content), good and original games may be forgotten.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Originally posted by AsSto:

The “finish the game” badge with strike force kitty recently added is broken since the game is unplayable. I don’t even understand why there are badges with a game so badly done. Through it would be nice if it was playable.

Yes, badly done. I also didn’t get the point of this game being badged. But the game is playable, and is beatable. I just got that badge last night.

Well, and once I’m here, any news about Kids vs. Ice Cream, Greg?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Bluji:

Oh, and one addition more: if I suggested some other time management game that was not made by Flipline, would you then attack the idea?

This is exactly the point. Flipline does NOTHING different. I can’t blame them, looks like they got a winner format to attract same people to all their games. So, they pretty much launch the same game every time, with a few new skins and some little decorative features. If there was a time management game that is somehow innovative (even if it’s made by Flipline, like Jacksmith), people wouldn’t bother. But the sensation is that we are playing THE VERY SAME game again, again, again.

If Cupcakeria gets badged, it will be the 8th time the SAME game with minor changes gets badges. Mind to point me which RPGs you feel are so alike, at least 8 of them? And its not the worst part, then we have the Pastaria (thanks God its ratings are low), the Donuteria, the anythingeria, the elseria, the etceria… How many times we need to play the same game to collect all badges? Enough! Fans can play it. But badging all them is not fair to badge hunters.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Will all games that meet the criteria be badged? No, I guess. This is more than enough to justify a game not being badged.

Papa’s games are boring, I would say, but this is just my opinion. Bluji is a badge hunter too and likes it. But, is it worthy badging a game that we have almost a dozen of alike games? Would Bluji like if a lot of VERY VERY alike RPGs (he said he hates RPGs) get medium badges, and he is forced to play them in case he wants the badges? To someone that is not a badge hunter, it’s easy to just ignore a game. To badge hunters, it’s not.

And understand me, Bluji, I got nothing against you, but another badged Papa game makes all Papa haters think like “Oh, no, that same old pile of crap AGAIN, and AGAIN, and AGAIN. Don’t we have enough of this bullsh*t? Do we deserve this again? Why, Greg, why???”

This is the reason, some people got (more than) enough of Papa games. I’m sure Flipline fans can play it anyway (in fact, this is probably the reason of high ratings), there are even people awaiting for the new (generic food)eria in Kong. But please, no more badges, or maybe a 2 minutes easy badge. We don’t deserve more of this pain.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by SamsterSamster:

greg, can you please just give Bluji an answer to his post? Even if it’s just a ‘no’, you seem to be blatantly disregarding what he is saying and quite frankly, it is irritating me nearly as much as it is him.

Okay, okay, Bluji wins. I’m adding Papa’s Cupcakeria to the list.

Badges on a Papa’s (generic food)eria from 1 year ago? Why not? Seriously, I guess a 5 minutes easy badge is enough to both satisfy Flipline fans and show anyone else this game exists. No need to have us reaching level 10 or 11, yeah?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Compare sizes! (Badge collection)

Originally posted by PetalmaneBaku:
Originally posted by Marvaddin:

Hahahaha, owned! :D

1428 badges at January.
January 05, 164 badges, including 21 impossible.
January 12, 724 badges, including 21 impossible (again), and some things that almost don’t require time, like Dream World. Impressive!

Seems legit. You surely have my respect.

I have 2427 badges, and except for the impossible for Desktop Tower Defense (can’t believe it got unreleased), I have all the badges you will never be able to collect, because they are gone, like 20 badges you can’t cheat. :D

You’ll never have as many or more than me, so it’s ok :)

Wrong! I could have more badges than you in probably two days, if I care enough to start cheating. But calm down, I don’t care. :)

And you, when will you have more points than me? Hahahahaha, owned again :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Greg, if you are looking at old games, then please look at Pirates of the Stupid Seas!

Lots of fun, and has 4.0 ratings. Dunno if it has working API, though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Compare sizes! (Badge collection)

Hahahaha, owned! :D

1428 badges at January.
January 05, 164 badges, including 21 impossible.
January 12, 724 badges, including 21 impossible (again), and some things that almost don’t require time, like Dream World. Impressive!

Seems legit. You surely have my respect.

I have 2427 badges, and except for the impossible for Desktop Tower Defense (can’t believe it got unreleased), I have all the badges you will never be able to collect, because they are gone, like 20 badges you can’t cheat. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Some info about Kid vs Ice Cream.

The easy badge really is not reporting. This is not that bad, you can still report it and get it.

The medium badge is the real issue, it is impossible, due to game bugs. Enemies that freeze and leave the screen don’t enter it again, nor are counted as defeated enemies to let you complete the stage. Also, kids using boxes aren’t counted as defeated enemies, too. Enemies stop coming, and you have no way to beat the level, so you are forced to quit and “lose”. The bug can occurs any level, but due to poor weapon range or lack of the freeze weapon, you probably won’t see it until level 07, the first one with kids inside refrigerator boxes.

I could beat level 07 and 08. Upgraded the armor a lot, and let kids inside boxes to get to my truck. There, they lose thier boxes and can be killed normally. Level 09 is also beatable. Remove some range upgrades or the freeze weapon and you should be ok. Level 10 is impossible. You can, as at level 09, reduce your range, so frozen enemies wont leave the screen, but there are kids inside boxes again. Unless you get very lucky with those HP bonus, you wont be able to let them reach your truck, because the ranged enemies cause A LOT of damage, even if you have the full armor.

Greg, is there something that can be made to change that badge (maybe reach level 08, or a survival score), or have the bugs corrected? Did you e-mail the developer?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How many badges you have?

I have 2345 badges just now, a cool number, and 95,7% of total.

Im a kong member since July 2009, and got 427 badges at 2009. At 2010 I got 508 badges, so I had 935 total badges. I got 690 more badges in 2011, so I got to 1625 total badges. At 2012 I got another 511 badges, so my total reached 2136.

And this year, I got just 209 badges. I stopped hunting in January and only returned seriously at July. Also, Im concentrating my efforts at some time consuming ones. Yet, I still have 40 easy and medium badges to get, but Im not in a hurry to have all easy and medium :O)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / FAQ updated!

I believe I should mention that, according to the FAQ "Current challenges are featured under the “Achievements” tab at the top of the page", but in fact just 1 challenge can be found there (we currently have 4 challenges). I miss a lot the easy link to current challenges page we used to have (by clicking the challenge you go to its game page). Or is there still an easy link and I havent realized it yet?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Challenge for Points? C'mon, how about more Kongai cards?

Originally posted by EPR89:
Originally posted by Marvaddin:

No, I dont play it anymore. But completionist as I am, I would like to complete the collection. Also, for people going for the badges, is good to have more cards to use.

Also, I cant see why points would be more attractive. Do you have any reason to point?

Yes. I’m a completionist. I’d like to reach the level cap at some point.
Also, since points and my level are more obvious than my card collection to other users and since I honestly never cared for Kongai (CCGs are just really not my cup of tea) points are inherently more attractive to me.
Also, I don’t think that card challenges will stop. There have always been both kinds of challenges.

Arent there enough badges for you to get points and level up to 65? Maybe you should try more hard badges, most of them arent that bad.

I agree that mixing items from other games with Kongai cards is ok, I just dont understand why make challenges for points, considering that most of the old Kongai cards hadnt been accessible for like 4 years.

I think Kong should just put challenges on unbadged games with API. That way, there would be a temporary boost in ratings, and if the reception is positive, it can help the badging process.

^Now, this is an idea I really like.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Challenge for Points? C'mon, how about more Kongai cards?

No, I dont play it anymore. But completionist as I am, I would like to complete the collection. Also, for people going for the badges, is good to have more cards to use.

Also, I cant see why points would be more attractive. Do you have any reason to point?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Challenge for Points? C'mon, how about more Kongai cards?

For the 2nd week, the weekly challenge awards just points. Ok, we can live with that, but is there a real reason for not giving us the older Kongai cards? There are 46 older cards, and if Im correct, last time they appeared in weekly challenges was late 2009 or early 2010.

C’mon, let me (I joined July 2009) and newer people to complete the collection, can we?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

OMG, brilliant on all night levels? What was Greg thinking to give it THIS badge? And as a hard even considering all the grinding and the fact you need to play each level at least twice? This is soooo far beyond the another hard badge it could be at least an impossible. This badge S U C K S. Congratz, Greg, you did it again. Why not something like 30 brilliant day + night?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by racefan12:

Stop adding badges to games that will be closed in 1-2 years.

I’ve said this before, but there’s nothing that says badges have to be permanent—if the games meet the criteria for earning badges, their lack of permanence shouldn’t affect whether or not they get them.

As well, there’s no real way to determine which games will be gone in a year or two.

Badges dont HAVE to be permanent, but they should. If the badge pool is too variable it would ruin badge hunting fun. Of course, its frustrating having badges you cant achieve.

Of course, there is no way to predict which games will be closed. Look at Backyard Monsters, Kixeye just decided to remove the game and kong had nothing to do. I, myself, would prefer no more badges being added to MMOs, but I know Kong wants its share of premium content sold on these games. Kong will not only add badges to poor games like Dawn of Darkness, but still promote it in main page, spotlights, etc, and even add more badges after a year in a try to ressurect a game (did it to Clash of Dragons and Dawn of Dragons already, and I bet there is more coming).

Very sad that Kong accepts this situation. Once Kong promotion of a game is like its part in a commercial contract, I believe Kong should take warranties of games running for a minimal time (like 4 years), or in a minimal scale (at least 1 server, for example). But who said Kong cares about frustrate its badge hunters or common player which spent real money (and sometimes invested a lot of time) on a game to have it closed 1 year later? It still gets its share for the next game developers will launch after closing this one.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

Originally posted by adv0catus:

As someone that likes the franchise and previous games, I must say, Zombotron 2 sucks. It’s buggy as hell. The level design is terrible. While some missions were a bit annoying (speedruns, mostly, but that’s just my dislike of them in general) but nice, but they got scrapped. It seemed like the developer added new enemies for the sake of it, to spice things up. As well that dialogue in Level 3, holy shit.

Agreed. Loved other Zombotron games, but this one buggy. AND, too hard. Need to reload your weapon? Try do it whitout being killed by those gunners. It should be a hard badge. I played already for like 3 hours and Im at level 9.

But seriously, more Multiplayer badges? I look at the broken badges list furiously because of these sucky moneygrab machines. Like 90% of non-achievable badges are from multiplayer games. Spent 1000 bucks? Got to level 349? Game will be closed in 2 weeks, boo. Vorp!, Legacy of Heroes (cartoonish skin of Clash of the Dragons which should never been badged), and now Fantasy Online. This in just a few months. Whats the next one? Crap games like Berserk the Cataclysm or Dawn of Darkness (which I seriously doubt have a fan base)?

Stop adding badges to games that will be closed in 1-2 years.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Name change for Kings & Legends

Originally posted by saneiac:

This update seems to have broken the Kongregate sidebar. I’m no longer getting any badge information from it.

Badge trackers like Badge Master and savagewolf’s are also not working.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hard Badges

Its fun how this varies to each person. Hexagon wasnt really hard to me. Same to Soul Driver, which is still one of the least awarded badges on Kong.

Im a hard badge collector, I have 552, just 49 to go, and some of these Im sure I will get, things like badges from Gemcraft series, I just need more time invested on them. But I dont see myself getting some of them too. LightSprites, for example. But wanna know whats probably the hardest to me? Moby Dick. Hard to believe how I fail to get a badge that was awarded almost 25k times already. I simply suck at this game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

I believe I should mention that Desktop TD Pro badges are working again. I just got Spawning Grounds Massacre Badge an hour ago, and didnt need to report. I alreadly had other badges, but yet I got a curious message in the Award tab:

“I Know Kung Fu” Badge easy – 5 points Scenario 5 completed – If you already completed scenario level 5 while this badge was having technical difficulties, you’ll need to complete level 5 again. Best so far:

Looks like it can be removed from the list.