Recent posts by Degenx2 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / What's your favourite "Infinite Play" MMO on Kongregate?

Hey guys, can you recommend me the best MMOs that you can play for an extended amount of time. I’m liking stuff like Dawn Of The Dragons and Dream World and things like that, but I’m looking for something that doesn’t have an “energy” system or anything associated with it.

Alternatively, recommend any good single player games with a load of content.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Does anybody else hate video walkthroughs?

Seriously I find is so boring to watch somebody else play the game and then go and do the exact same thing myself. It’s understandable for some games, but 99% of games would benefit a lot more from a picture walkthrough (Pirate Defense and Pyro 2 come to mind), and some even a text walkthrough would suffice.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Defend Your Honor! Walkthrough + discussion + suggestions/ideas

I’m in the same boat, one of my keys is glitched and I can’t get the final badge. Fffff-!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Very bad ads...........

How the hell do you manage to make a 3100×5000 image? That’s fail on so many levels.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to Report Terrible Ads So We Can Actually Fix Them

The biggest problem I’m having with ads is the unbelievable amount of lag they generate.

Now, for those blessed with a double digit IQ that know how to download Ad-Block this isn’t a problem (Well it is for me because my Flash Adblock Tabs have disappeared so I can’t block flash ads anymore, I’m positive flash tabs is enabled in options too, anyone care to help?). But as most of us know, the average IQ of most people on the internet is between 0 and 1, possibly negative for those fresh out of World of Warcraft (Hey gaiz were da fux do I fynd da epix boss? iz it in ur mums anal [dual wield] loool). Now, I’m playing flash games on a computer with parts that halted production 3 years ago, and even I can play some Actionscript 3 games. (Though everything else, AS2 games included, brings my system to its knees), and yet I still see a resounding number of ‘wtf too laggy’ messages in the comments for games such as Gemcraft 0. Now Gemcraft 0 is programmed well and you can turn EVERYTHING off in the options to the point where it runs fine on nearly every system in existance. But somehow every 2nd person is lagging in it.

Out of curiosity I compared GC0 with the ads on and off. With ads off I got a perfect frame rate up until about 50 mobs on the screen. As soon as I turned ads on (Some crap flash ad about synchronized diving or something), a solid 5 fps the whole way through.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / These ads are just murder on low end systems

I knew that >_>

 
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Topic: Kongregate / These ads are just murder on low end systems

Some of the latest ads to hit Kongregate are making the flash games unplayable on my system.

I’ve been experimenting with Flashblock, and I’ve found that the 2KSports ad is by far the worst. I’ll disable the ads, and Gemcraft 0 runs at a perfect FPS, very playable. Enable the ad and BAM, the game just chugs. Non-stop until I disable the ad or reload the page. I get about 3-5 FPS max in it.

Now, this wouldn’t be a problem with Flashblock, except that whenever I use Flashblock, I cannot connect to chat.

Whitelisting chat.kongregate.com does nothing

Whitelisting kongregate.com allows me to connect to chat, but brings the ads back and I can’t manually disable them.

Adblock does nothing for these flash ads

Help!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Evony Advertisements, this spam is getting dirty!

You’re right, you can actually just see the nipple of her right breast (Left of screen).

I personally hate these ads. For a few reasons (Most of which have already been stated).

1) They all tell a blatant lie, none of the ads have anything to do with the game. It’s basically a case of false advertising
2) They are invasive. I’m not talking about ‘shielding children’ or any of that crap, but I (and a lot of other people by the sounds of it) am bothered by constant ads with stupid seductive crap like ‘Play DISCRETELY’ and just moronic phrases like that in them. It just reminds me more about how stupid companies are becoming.

At the moment Kongregate is one of the sites on my Ad-Block filter, because I like to support sites I use often by letting them display their ads, and I’d very much like to keep it that way. I know it’s not Kongregate’s fault that their ad-suppliers did not filter out these ads. But I don’t like it nonetheless.

Also this is sort of unrelated, but I had to laugh last night when I saw the TAC’s new ad against Drug-Driving. It depicts an adult using Cannabis then going out on the road with his girlfriend. She asks him not to drive and if she can do it instead, and the man does the right thing and agrees, then gets run over by a car. It’s the most retarded ad I’ve ever seen, it doesn’t send any message about not driving on drugs, if anything it’s the opposite. This topic just reminded me of that ad.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Most Over-rated and Under-rated games ever!

Final Fantasy XII (Its not overrated, it is a fun and challanging game. Beat Yiazmat, and i’ll let you rate it.)

I completely agree with this as well. XII is an amazing game, the music soundtrack is absolutely beautiful (Suits an FF game way more than Nobuo’s stuff ever did) and the game engine is well-thought out and fun to play. I also much preferred the story to earlier FFs for it’s depth and lack of corny love plot. The story in earlier FF games is pretty much spoon fed to you, but FFXII’s story made me think. Amazing game.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Fragger Walkthrough (Elite Difficulty)

Any chance of a minimal-grenade walkthrough? I know 15 can be done in 3 grenades (Elite par is 4), and one of the early levels was doable with 2 grenades left (Out of 4), don’t know any others though.

For the Lv15 one, with your first grenade you have to hit the 1st enemy on the head so the nade trickles over and lands inbetween the concrete and the 2nd enemies head, it has to kill both and take out the wood so you can hit the 3rd enemy with your 2nd grenade, hard to do, but it was fun discovering it =)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Most Over-rated and Under-rated games ever!

I agree about Team Fortress 2. It really is a masterpiece of a game, mainly because it has two sides. On the outside it looks like a carefree casual shooter that anybody can jump into, and it is. But on the inside, once you’ve played it for a year or two, you begin to notice the INSANE amount of strategy involved in it. The game isn’t about shooting, being good at FPS helps a bit, but the game is 90% a strategy game and 10% an FPS. Every now and then you see guys getting ridiculous scores like 50 kills 1 death, this is the part you begin to notice the strategy, because you just cannot kill these guys. Whether it’s the scout that comes from behind no matter how many times you change direction, the spy that kills a teammate right next to you and you never even see him come or leave, or the soldier that dances around above you, and no matter how high you climb he always has a high ground advantage, TF2 is all about strategy and skill. And that’s why I love it.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What's a good TD game?

I’ll never get why DTD and Onslaught are supposedly the best TD games. I thought they were excessively mediocre TBQH. Mushroom Revolution was MUCH better and that bombed in the ratings for some stupid reason.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What's a good TD game?

I’ve played Onslaught 2, didn’t like it much at all.

I think I’ve played everything on the first 5 or so pages of those games, sort of hard to tell what is a TD and what is not though, so I thought it would be quicker to ask here (I’m sure there is also good TD games not on this site as well).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What's a good TD game?

Here’s a list of all the TD games I have played, feel like playing more though. What would you recommend?

DTD games (Hated them)
Gemcraft games (Loved them)
Bloons TD games (Hated them)
Protector games (Loved them)
Mushroom Revolution (Pretty good)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Popular games that you can't stand...!

Any mediocre flash game that is just the same old bullshit with ‘flashy’ graphics that do nothing but hurt your eyes.

I honestly hate people that rate games based on graphics. You are wasting the developers time making all this flashy shit that anybody with half a brain doesn’t give a flying toss about, when instead developers could be using that time to come up with something original and creative.

Hell, it doesn’t have to be original and creative, if developers would just use COMMON SENSE to make their games the world would be a better place. All the programming or artistic skills on earth do not cover up for lack of originality or a sense of reason. Examples of this are games that are just the same thing over and over again (Gemcraft 1), puzzle games that, instead of introducing new or original elements into their games, just increase the size of the playing board or use some other cheap way out (3D Logic). Games without basic features (Quality options (If the regular ones are disabled), mute button etc). Original games that fall in a heap because the developer gets lazy half way through etc etc.

It’s not so much that these games exist that irks me, it’s that half wits constantly rate them above ingenious games that bring something new and exciting to the flash world. Look at Pwong for an example. You guys wouldn’t give that game a 2nd glance if it didn’t have eye-watering flashy trails and glowy effects all over the balls (coupled with cheesy-ass techno music).

As for console games. Final Fantasy VII and X. Not that I dislike them, but XII was an infinitely better attempt at an RPG game than either of those two ever were. VII was the same stuff but in 3D, X was linear and boring, the story completely carried the gameplay. XII had an alright story, and alright gameplay, but it was NEW AND EXCITING. It broke the boundries of what Final Fantasy used to be, hey, it had it’s critics. But at least they had a go and tried something new and different, much more than can be said for a lot of game developers these days.

Halo is the complete opposite. The first game was brilliant, but you can’t release the same game 3 times. Wait, apparently you can, and dumbasses will pay out the ass for it.Go figure. At least Halo Wars is a bit different. Too bad Microsoft completely forgot everything they did with Age of Empires 1 & 2 and opted for the ‘My 5 year old son could clock this game in an hour’ style of programming (Similar to what they did with AoE3).

Finally, I would just like to give honourable mention to two game franchises I think ARE worthy of their hype. That would be Warcraft (Including WoW) and Half Life. Reason being? Blizzard and Valve are among the SELECT few companies that can take something that’s been done a million times, and instead of just doing it again, they perfect it. It’s the exact reason why WoW is doing so good at the moment. As far as your stock standard MMO goes, it is PERFECT. Everybody says there will never be a WoW killer, but I do not believe that, because while it’s possible to perfect an old idea, that does not make it impenetrable to new ideas.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

You’re playing the game just right. In fact, I think you’re one of the few. This game is exploitable and thus almost everyone does it. I don’t myself, I think it’s much more fun if you play it without gaining 100 levels through a single level.

Don’t worry, I am too =), I’m Lv55 in the fifth area. That low enough to qualify as ‘Challenging’? =D. I’m really loving this game to bits at the moment.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

Yes he definitely has it, I’m Lv55 and I have every skill unlocked I think (Cept for Gem Bombing skills, fricking Armor Games only crap).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

Wow the game takes a huge turn after the 3rd Arcane Guardian (Or is it 4th? I forgot). I’m Lv55 and the very first level after the Guardian (First snow level I’ve found) is facerolling me on the 3rd last wave. I think it’s armoured and they all just waltz past my towers taking about 10% damage each. I have 1 grade 6 tower and 3 grade 5’s all dual-gems (Dual-mastery is at Lv7 or 8)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

I think I’ve got enough grind left in me to clock the game :P Up to the 2nd Arcane Guardian (With nearly every level/mode done before it) and I’m still loving this game, I think I’m about Lv34 or 42 or something (Just unlocked Time Attack 2 levels ago)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

The best way to destroy buildings is with Lv1 gems, it’s much more mana efficient than other levels

Try levelling up a bit as well from Sudden Death modes, especially the ones that give 3x EXP.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

Out of curiosity, what PCs do you guys use to play this game? I’m still using a Celeron with 512mb DDR1 RAM and I have not had many lag problems with AS3 games. I love AS3 :P, apparently there is going to be basic GPU rendering support with CS5 and Flash Player 11, so hopefully games will run even faster then.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Time to move to Madagascar?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021827.stm#map

When’s the next flight to Africa?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

I’m fairly sure you have to max out one of the skills, my gems are all stuck at 225 because I haven’t put any points into it yet (Havent unlocked it).

Anyway I beat the 1st guardian with a super gem. Forgot which colour (Orange/Green maybe). It killed him in about 3 seconds ;D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

It costs 34 points to max out a skill. Can’t be bothered checking how many skills there are though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft chapter 0] Strategy Thread

I’m one or two levels past the first arcane guardian now. That ‘Super Gem’ strategy works great, but it feels a bit cheap >_>

I also get the feeling it’s not going to work forever.