Recent posts by SpinelessCoward on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Why are our classic gamermakers bringing out terrible sequels?

Simply put, if people are talented enough to make great games, they will most likely move onto other venues.

We’re at an all time high for indie gaming in terms of distribution methods. The PSN and Xbox markets, the App store and Android market, the Steam market with its Greenlight system… If anyone wants to make a quick buck, while living off their hobby, there’s plenty of different platforms that will give more revenue and recognition than Kongregate.

Indie gaming has also become more an more mainstream, hence game devs seeing an opportunity to make a succesful start in the industry.

Anf finally, Flash is not an optimal game development platform. The slow advent of HTML5 is also a non-negligible threat to the future of Flash and some people might just switch development platforms altogether – all of this, of course, preventing them from posting their games on Kong (except if they’re made with Unity).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

I see a lot of people complaining about the grinding and the money-grabbing of the Bloons game, but uh, am I the only one who has massive problems even running some of the levels?

For example, near the end of level 02 of the Dunes world, there’s a bunch of energy bloons surrounding some ceramic bloons and the game just crawls to 1 or 2 frame per second. What the hell? I can run Arkham City, Skyrim or Payday 2 on my PC but I can’t run this flash game?

I’m seriously getting tired of unoptimized games. That’s the second set of badges of the month I can’t do simply because I don’t want to sit through extreme lag (the first ones being Road of the Dead 2).

 
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Topic: Get Connected / Official Add-me thread!

OGGtdw87u

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

Ok, what am I missing? It seems all the people in this thread saying the “Duck has an Adventure” badge was broken, now have it… While I still can’t do anything to make the API record my stats.

What’s the trick to it?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 24 hours badge hunting - 115 badges in 1 day

Congrats, dude.
You can now go clean the mess you did under your desk and pass out on your bed, you deserve it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Playlist and Favorites, is there any functional difference?

I’d use that feature if the “playlist” appeared somewhere on the Kong front page.

Right now, I personally just don’t see any use for it, it’s generally just as fast finding the game I want by going through the “Recently played” or the “All unearned badges” pages.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition: Bring back 50 comments per page

/signed
Honestly it takes next to no bandwith to load 50 comments per page and 10 comments per page makes everything a hastle.

 
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Topic: General / Bugs

My medium raids have been locked for the past 3 or 4 days… Someone in the chat told me it’s because I summoned one, but I don’t think I did – and there are none in my active or new raids.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Achievement Unlocked 3

Originally posted by DragonArcherZ:

Personally, I’m not a fan of the game, and I don’t think it deserves the rating either, I’ve seen some 3.9~ games that definitely deserved to be higher. However, I do feel like SpinelessCoward is overreacting. No need to swear, keep a civil argument.

Excuse me, I have trouble being civil when faced with idiotic arguments. Actually, I simply don’t WANT to be civil.

Originally posted by alexgar:
Originally posted by SpinelessCoward:

No, it can’t and this is a stupid argument backed by nothing.

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No matter how many times you say it, it’s still stupid. How many games have full pages of comments criticizing the game for its bugs and its game-breaking lag? How many? I don’t know a single one. And if you want to prove me wrong, BE MY GUEST. Because, AGAIN, I’m backed up with numbers, comments, forum posts and other pointers that YES, the game is bugged to hell and back, and YES, it does ruin the game for a lot of people. What do you have? Nothing. Just some vague “number of people who did not post”. Who cares? Maybe a couple of players didn’t experience a bug. Maybe they didn’t post about it. Maybe another hundred players DID experience a bug and did not post about it either. In the end, I’m the one closer to having a proof, while you flail around to defend a poorly coded game. Do you know what you look like? A creationist trying to prove that dinosaurs are a test of faith from God. “Yeah ok, I don’t have definite proof, but you can’t prove me otherwise, because I’ve never seen a dinosaur! Take that!” Whoop-dee-doo, what a fucking argument.

Oh, and I’m sure jmtb02 cares that you defend his piece of crap. Yeah.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Break the 4 Badge Limit Per Game

Originally posted by Someguyinworld:

It’s so fucking stupid, in my opinion.

Originally posted by Someguyinworld:

That’s just like, your opinion man


Originally posted by Someguyinworld:

the sense of pulling off an achievement is the greatest gamification method that this site has to offer.

Originally posted by Someguyinworld:

That’s just like, your opinion man

That about sums up my opinion on this thread.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Achievement Unlocked 3

Originally posted by alexgar:
Your same argument can be used against you >_>

No, it can’t and this is a stupid argument backed by nothing. An awful majority of people who say this happened to them. Should I direct you to the “best comments” page of the game, AGAIN? So, if you want to take yours and the other guy’s experience as a measure, try again. I’ve got hundreds of people saying the opposite. Pretty much EVERYONE says it’s bugged to hell.

There’s “sequel” and then there’s just copypasting the same UI, the same physics, the same graphics, the same sounds, making a new level design in 1 hour and shipping in a neat package saying it’s “new”-


Yes thats how all sequels are made. ALL.


No, again, it’s not. Not ALL of them. Not the good ones. Not the interesting ones. Not the ones that were made worth to actually play through. I’m aware a lot of flash games do the same thing, but it never actually made the process any less shittier. And it does not help that Achievement Unlocked already had a gimmicky and thin as fuck concept. Sure, the first one worked – as a joke game that made fun of achievements themselves. The second one was already too much. The third one is the definite proof that jmtb02’s just milking the title until everyone sees through his bullshit.

I’m just glad it seems he won’t win the monthly contest.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SNES Games

Yeah, the Super Nintendo had the best RPGs ever made; Earthbound, Final Fantasy VI, Dragon Quest V, Super Mario RPG, the Breath of Fire series, Ogre Battle, and the (subjectively) best one, Chrono Trigger.
And that’s without even taking into account the ones that never made it out of Japan! Tales of Phantasia, for example, was incredible.

But my own all-time favourite is Sword of Mana 2. It’s really a shame it never got released in Europe or in the US, because it’s as good as Chrono Trigger. It sported a multiple-choice storyline where could pick three characters out of a total of six, to make your team. Depending on who you took with you, and the choices you made during the game, the story changed completely every time. The gameplay was an original hybrid of action and rpg, with a system of quick casting and changing weapons. There was a job system that could level up two times, with two possible paths at each level up, making up a total of 4 different “final forms” for each of the 6 characters… This game was huge, and had an enormous replay value. There was also a day / night system, and a day of the week system, which influenced both magic strengths & weaknesses, but also NPC quests… This game was really, really good!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 2000th Badge - Kongratulations Kongregate!

It’s buggy and lags for everyone. You can’t even get 100% of the achievements when it’s supposed to be the goal of the game.

(And my personal opinion is that it’s exactly the same game as AU1 and 2 – except worse.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Achievement Unlocked 3

Originally posted by TheBacteria:

-Terribly bugged

Bother to mention any in particular? I didn’t have many problems.

-Lags like hell

It’s a complex game. It will lag for some people. Not much to do except to try to close background applications, and if it still lags, get a better computer.

Oh, so that’s your solution to everything, huh. “It didn’t happen to me so it must be this guy’s fault!” Nevermind that the entire page of the “best” comments is filled with people complaining about bugs and the lag.
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Here, let me break it down to you, out of those 50 posts (I didn’t count them twice even though some could go in several categories):

22 complained about the bugs (44%):

  • Save and exit bugged
  • Awarding achievements not done yet
  • 27 burnt torches not awarding
  • Safe spot achievement not rewarding
  • Tubes locked on some occasions
  • Keys or mouseclicks do not work on some occasions
  • Save does not work sometimes
  • Panic does not work occasionally
  • “99% done” achievement does not work
  • Coin achievement for the gym awarding too early
  • Shooting hamsters may freeze them mid-air
  • “Loose change” in the testing room not awarded
  • Taping a direction button will make the elephant run for several seconds
  • When getting 400 achievement, game data breaks
  • Stuck in a room with “not set data 0:00” written
  • List says 400/400 achievement but still has missing ones

10 complained about the lag (20%)

6 complained about design mistakes (12%)

  • Going through the tube ends the game early with no warning
  • No double jump on falling
  • “Pastry hoops x10” should be x15
  • Pellets going through the tube one by one

But it didn’t happen to you! So it’s alright! I guess it must be all these people’s fault for not spending a couple thousands dollars on a computer to play a stupid flash game on the internet… Never mind the fact that I can run full 3D games like Portal 2 and still lag like crazy on this game! Yup, entirely my fault.

-Exactly the same concept and puzzles as the two previous instalments

It’s a sequel. If it didn’t have the same concept, it just wouldn’t fit.

There’s “sequel” and then there’s just copypasting the same UI, the same physics, the same graphics, the same sounds, making a new level design in 1 hour and shipping in a neat package saying it’s “new”.

It may not be the best game, but it’s good. The way you complain about how people rated the game highly (AKA people who liked the game) kind of bugs me. I’m not saying you have to like the game, but you should at least respect people who do like the game.


/rant


I’m pissed because some other, better, not-bugged-filled, not-laggish, original, heavily-worked-upon games are getting a shitty rating for stupid reasons, while this awful, terrible, shoddy, browser-crashing game will nab first place as usual.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Achievement Unlocked 3

Well actually, this is just a thinly veiled thread about how people will rate anything with achievements high.

This game is terribly bugged, lags like hell for almost everyone, has exactly the same concept and puzzles as the two previous instalments and still gets a rating 4.34.

Kongregaters gonna kongregate.

Oh and discuss the game if you want.

 
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Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

My heroes are getting stuck one experience point away from level 49 (screen).
Is this a bug or a feature, and if it’s the latter, why is it happening?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Quarterfinals: Drag Box 2

That’s not even enough to get in the green zone but I don’t like not leaving a score. That’s probably it for me. I might still try for a while, but I’m tired and sick, and I don’t think in my condition I’ll get any better at the game in just a couple of hours… Whatever, it’s been fun participating in this contest.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 4: Destroyer of Worlds

Updated! Finally under 200.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 4: Destroyer of Worlds

0.81 seconds faster! Now THAT’s what I call an improvement.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 4: Destroyer of Worlds

Just in case my first screen isn’t considered valid;

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 4: Destroyer of Worlds

Hope this holds till tomorrow.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 4: Destroyer of Worlds

You mean “Wlm’g yfb gsv ozhg dvzklmh fktizwv.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 3: Scroll Lock

Just in case…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 3: Scroll Lock


Got a green-zone score in the nick of time… Hope this holds until the time’s up.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quirky Capricious Kongregate Competition Round 2: Balloons to be Free

I’m at the top of that list… That’s pretty embarassing.