Recent posts by Marvaddin on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Like I said in another thread, having more people adding badges is easy, I bet there are people in the community who would volunteer to help. Members could discuss and improve badge ideas like they already do in this thread. What we need is to convince kong owners that they can hire people for free to do it, making them agree about let these members having the balls to add badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Tip for those who like collecting badges: always get badges on multiplayer games ASAP. Soon or later, these games always die.

Disabling character creation, however, seems a bit harsh. Well, devs also don’t care about badge hunters.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Some games I found with badge potential:

Tentacle Wars, released December 2010, 4.20 rating, has a score stat. Maybe could be possible to add level or completion. Its sequel is badged.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/gamezhero/tentacle-wars

Flagstaff: Chapter Four, released July 2011, 3.88 rating. Doesn’t seem to have working API, but first three chapters were badged.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/joelesler/flagstaff-chapter-four

The Bee Way, released September 2011, 3.56 rating, but looks pretty decent to me. Has already score stat, more could possibly be added, the developer has other badged games.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/SilenGames/the-bee-way

Tough Love Machine, released July 2015, 3.75 rating, no API until now. Dunno if the developer can add it.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/intmain/tough-love-machine

Jahooma’s LogicBox, released August 2012, rating 3.84, has already a level stat.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/jahooma/jahoomas-logicbox

Zombo Buster, released September 2013, 3.65 rating. No API now, but the sequel is badged, so it’s probably possible.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/FirebeastStudio/zombo-buster

Concerned Joe, released October 2011, 3.76 rating. Looks like has no API, maybe contacting developer could work.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/xelu/concerned-joe

Submarine vs Aliens, released December 2009, 3.73 rating and a bunch of interesting stats.
www.kongregate.com/games/bsmart/submarine-vs-aliens

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay, Badges n stuff...

The lack of good games is real, but I agree with DracoAlivi. Kong is doing nothing to soften the situation. Of course the MMOs whales are more interesting players money wise, but Kong should show some love for the devoted badge hunters. Look, every person who posted in this page has more than 1000 badges, and this means a lot of pages loaded, a lot of ads. We make money to Kong, too.

No more great games for now? Greg has tons of “old” good games suggested with badging potential. And badging some “not-that-great” games is ok, too, far better than no badges at all. But he is the only guy badging games, as a part time job, and having health issues. Kong cares a lot to promote money whore games, and cares soooo little about badges that they aren’t even changing the front page to promote the badges recently added.

The solution is not far, I guess. I remember a site where you could play Risk games online. The creator had 3 initial maps (world, USA and Asia), but soon he realized the chance to make his site to shine: he allowed devoted people from the community to create maps for his site. The maps were improved by discussion with other members before going live. The creator had little work and his site was more and more attractive to the community. Dunno why this couldn’t work here. We are talking about playing games and finding interesting tasks to make them badges. If Kong owners don’t want to pay for this job, I’m sure someone from the community would volunteer to help.

Simply letting the badge feature of the site to die is the worst decision ever. This attracts people, this makes people to return, even makes people addict. More people = more money.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay, Badges n stuff...

Isn’t Kongregate looking like an abandoned site?

We are about to end the month with 4 badges added. The kongpanion year celebration is almost 3 weeks late and we know nothing about what’s happening. The front page talks about sweepstakes in another money whore MMO, current kongpanion, GiTD event (in fact, a good thing), and “NEW” badges for Coloruid (added December 7th) and Bullet Heaven 2 (added November 12th).

What’s up?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Have you completed any impossible badges?

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Only ten, but I’m pretty proud of getting the Hippolyta and Sonny 2 impossible badges.

Originally posted by Marvaddin:

ZunderFury really looks crazy. I never reached wave 20, and it requires reaching wave 30 without any deaths. I guess I will need to use the old male tactic to get action impossible badges: lend my PC to my girlfriend, and after six months, when it’s 20x slower, try the badge.

Or you could just open up all your antivirus scanners simultaneously, while also opening a bunch of CPU intensive tabs up (I mean a few Strike Force Kitty tabs up and you’ll be seeing everything in bullet time). That or you could try to channel the power of CROWs into your computer, and all the CAWs will slow it down pretty dramatic. It’s like getting spam e-mails, except with your ears and eyes.

Lol, yeah, these might work… but the old male tactic is more charming ;O)

Originally posted by louster:
Originally posted by Marvaddin:

ZunderFury really looks crazy. I never reached wave 20, and it requires reaching wave 30 without any deaths.

I spent so long trying to get that last thing for the impossible badge. I managed to get to wave 27 or 28 without dying a couple of times before giving up. Crazy damn thing.

Mate, I have some impossibles you don’t have. If you manage to get it, I could trade it for 2 impossible, or maybe, like 25 hardies you don’t have :O)

Edit: in fact, I have checked, trading it for Fold + Warlord Heroes (which you don’t have) would be perfect, little effort to put on these compared to ZunderFury… deal?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to easily get every future kongpanion

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

Its so easy it only requires 2 steps!!

1. get all easy and medium badges
2. come online every day to get the badge of the day

ITS SO EASY!!!!!!!

Yeah, I can tell it works perfectly to me. Really, I mean, 100%.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Originally posted by BurntCookies:
Originally posted by Marvaddin:

Anyway, now I have 33 impossible badges, and 33 unearned badges to go (20 I, including retired one for DTD, 13 H). Put the complete list in my profile. :D

Nicely done. Four more and you’ll have as many as I do.
I’m surprised you don’t have the DO2 one yet. It’s one of the most awarded.

You know, I am a collector of “possible” badges, lol. I used to try up to hard badges, and go for an impossible the days I wanted to try something special. Now this doesn’t matter, I have just a few hardies to get, and most of those are very hard (even impossible like) to me.

DO2 is nothing. I’m really ashamed I was never able to get the hard for Amorphous+, 55k people have it. It’s by for the most awarded badge I don’t have. :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Have you completed any impossible badges?

Yes. I got my 33rd just yesterday.

By the way, 99 Bricks was exactly my badge # 1000 (7th impossible). I spent some hours to get it too, and got the hard a few days later. Other special badges were Mission in space: the lost colony (badge I used to get level 65) and Bubble Tanks Tower Defense (badge # 2000 impossible).

If you want an impossible, I suggest you to try Monsters’ Den. Not really difficult, just time consuming, and even then, much less than several other impossibles, like Balloon Invasion.

ZunderFury really looks crazy. I never reached wave 20, and it requires reaching wave 30 without any deaths. I guess I will need to use the old male tactic to get action impossible badges: lend my PC to my girlfriend, and after six months, when it’s 20x slower, try the badge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Ok, got Hexiom impossible.

This was difficult, I had some bad times. Won at 3:01 twice before getting it. I think I wasted like 6 hours. Would be 2 hours if I could get it in the first 3:01. But, the pain would be worse if the game was showing 3:00 and the recorded time was 181 :P

Anyway, now I have 33 impossible badges, and 33 unearned badges to go (20 I, including retired one for DTD, 13 H). Put the complete list in my profile. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Ok, I’m done with SCGMD4. Even got some more stars. But seriously, 100 out of 136 (considering the last song is almost unlockable) was a lot.

Now I have 98% of hard badges. And, if I get the impossible for Death vs. Monstars 2, I will complete 2012 collection. I suppose I will give it a try next days, but this should be hard, my record is around 310k and I will need 500k.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / DJManiax Impossible badge: What do you think?

Once you bumped this one already, can you tell me what are the requirements to unlock Dash Hopes? Or which music it has to left / right? I still have 4 locked music there. I guess I will try the impossible soon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Out of the following games, which would you favorite, play, or delete?

Easy:

Favorite: Creeper World
Play: Gemcraft
Delete: Desktop TD

In fact, this remembers me that DTD 1.5 got deleted already, and that impossible badge is the single removed badge I didn’t own yet. Grrrrrrrrrr

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you were to create a Kongregate quest, what would the theme be?

I would support a quest for each games category, like an action games quest, another one for strategy, another one for sports, for puzzle, etc. Preferently each one also including some easier sided hard badges.

Thematic quests also look cool, like space, medieval fantasy, zombies, etc.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay, Badges n stuff...

Originally posted by bobby71983:

Badges are a very small priority on this site. They barely care about them, thats why they assign the job to one person, and only as a side job.

This sucks. Even if badge hunters don’t spend much money on those sucky MMOs, just imagine how many ads I have loaded during my six years quest for badges. Maybe it shouldn’t be a top priority, but having so little effort on badges will surely have a major drawback soon or later.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 834,293 [Updated: March 28th, 2015]

Originally posted by BurntCookies:

I still have a way to go, and I’m losing my motivation as badges I’m interested in are running out.
I would do well in an imp badge ranking though :p

Losing motivation? Nah! Go get those hard from 100 least earned badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

^ Lol, you have some really strange goals.

Updating:

1) Got Bullet Heaven 2 Impossible and completed 2015 badge collection. Got it last December, which is now my month with more impossible badges: 4.

2) And today, first impossible for 2016. In fact I was going for MoneySeize, but died around 1200 times at level 40 and couldn’t complete it (all others are done already). I guess I will reach an all-time deaths record, should post it at post your fails thread. Well, I got bored and tried Frantic instead. Around 4-5 hours to get it, worst part was level 5 boss:

3) Lack of recent badges is letting me to improve my skills in SCGMD games. Got another hard, and i feel more skilled than ever… not enough for impossible yet, but I feel I can now get the hard for SCGMD4. Thanks, Greg. If you were badging games, this wouldn’t happen :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2015 Quest Voting!

Decision 3? Argh! Already have the badges, but I just don’t understand why people rate it so highly, considering how repetitive the series is.

I vote for Bullet Heaven 2. >>>> just changed my vote.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay, Badges n stuff...

This is according to savagewolf’s Badge Browser.

Badges added in 2007 (around 6 months): 152
2008: 349
2009: 380
2010: 381
2011: 552
2012: 405
2013: 234
2014: 190
2015: 114

I guess this year we can have less than 100. Can we use a time machine and avoid Gamestop buying Kongregate?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage

You see, I have most badges, so I usually don’t rage quit. But recently I did it about the alien campaign of Raze 2. Having your “partners” suffering of serious AS (artificial stupidity) issues, believe me, is bad. I will try it later, but for now, look at how this “capture the flag” match was going just before I rage quited.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Hardest badges

There is no “hardest badge”. Difficulty is personal. I, for example, suck in music games like SCGMD. Bullet Heaven 2 is currently the less awarded but to me it was way easier than SCGMD2.

In fact, the amount of times a badge is awarded is also dependant of the time it was avaliable. Oldest badges are “usually” more awarded than recent badges. There are also some things that are hard to explain. I can’t understand why Punk-o-matic 2 has a medium badge, added in 2010, among the 60 least awarded badges of all times.The game is not that bad or hard, the badge seems balanced, well, dunno why people don’t go for it.

That said, when you choose “hardest” badges, they are shown in this order:
- all impossible badges (least awarded to most awarded)
- all hard badges (least awarded to most awarded)
- all medium badges (same thing)
- all easy badges (same thing)

This consider any impossible badge is always harder than any hard, which is always harded than any medium… This is not accurate. Although it’s personal, most people will agree some impossible are easier than several hardies. You guys could try everything but usually you can understand:

- easy are for everyone, little effort / skills required, usually just some minutes.
- medium are also for everyone (or almost everyone, if you suck at the game genre, maybe you can’t get them), but require more effort / skills.
- hard badges aren’t for everyone, usually for fans of the genre and hardcore players. May require some serious skills and lots of time. Hardest badges here probably could have been impossible.
- impossible badges are for a few people with crazy skills. Or should be, some of them are also luck based.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Out of the following genres, which would you favorite, play, or delete?

I like the three genres, but I would favorite Sports, play Puzzle and delete Action. Sports is a poor genre in Kong, but I usually like sports games. Puzzle I usually like, too. About action, there are many great games and also lots of ridiculously bad games. From these genres, the one with higher probability of having a game I hate is action.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / On vacation (without connectivity) for ~2 weeks - how do I get the shiny kongpanions?

Have a friend which you trust loging in your account and taking the badges ;O)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Also played Bullet Heaven 2. Just beated Akron (10-5 Boss) in Heavenly mode with 2 stars. As he is supposed to be the hardest enemy, although I still have 5 levels to go, I feel another impossible badge coming, as the full collection for 2015 badges (I doubt Greg is going to put something challenging at this point).

Anyone wanting to try, my options were: Anna, using the banana, any weapon (once it was pacifist mode). Handicaps: pacifist mode and the ones related (all attack decreases, and no death bombs). Cheats: all bullet speed decreases, both extra hearts, foes dropping hearts and shields (yes, for bosses these are useful, they act like they were damaged when time is out). Invincibility also helped, not for the victory itself (as you get an auto F), but to train the late stages, finding the easier patterns. Tip: wave 4 you can “rest” in top-down middle of the screen, to extreme left or right, just go before he starts to fire.

I just completed badge colletion for 2014 last week, so now I have full collections for 2010 and 2014, and soon (I hope) 2015. 8 badges left to complete 2011 (3) – 2012 (2) – 2013 (3), but these should be way harder :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rank the Impossible Badges

Streamline is one of the easiest impossible badges. It was my 2nd impossible, and I got it in like 2 hours of training. After playing some times, you can develop a safe way to go through most of the “stages”. The fire cannon is random, and the last stage (plates + cannons) is probably something you will complete (and get your impossible) before mastering it. Anyway, several hard badges require more reflexes, or practice, than this one.

Compared to other impossibles, yes, way easy. For example, I’m currently trying to get MoneySeize impossible. A lot of stages require 1 hour or more to get all coins, and some require a speed run, so you can kill yellow birds. I have completed around 30 stages until now, it’s already much harder than Streamline, and I still have 20 stages to go.

As you are new here, if you want to get a impossible, I suggest Monster’s Den. It’s more time consuming than really hard. Just remember to have like 2 Clerics in your party and you should be ok.