Recent posts by paranova9 on Kongregate

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Topic: Technical Support / dev comment manipulation

thanks, then they do have incentive to use fake accounts to manipulate the comment section.
i have actually reported one for sure, but there’s no way for me to be certain this is what’s actually happening. why i’m asking about it

 
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Topic: Technical Support / dev comment manipulation

i’ve noticed what seems like some devs using hacked/drone, mostly noob accounts to comment on their own games, usually lame “good game” or copied comments. also seems they use these dummy accounts to nuke unfavorable comments into oblivion – such as “hey, i like how you stole all your code from clicker heroes” disappears within minutes (every time after repeated attempts).. devs can’t just delete comments can they?
wondering if this is accurate / and if there is any info about this

 
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Topic: Clicker Heroes / Bugs and Glitches

Originally posted by sanfierro4:

I can’t use any of my mercenaries, they all died and all their timers are frozen. I tried everything and it seems like that the only way is reviving them with rubies one by one. Does it have to be like that?

yes that’s normal behavior. you can either revive or bury, and i believe if you bury them all you will get one free starter one again

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does anybody else hate - / + comments?

Originally posted by rinky999:
Originally posted by paranova9:

it might be better for up and down votes to be counted separately. tallies are meaningless when we don’t know if a comment is rated -50 because 50 people voted it down, or because 1000 people voted and 52% of them were minus. …and even if 90% downvote, why should the minority be ignored?

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Why would you think it’s meaningful if the total votes is shown? You mean it’s not meaningful then, if the names of the voters are not shown, or the time that the comment has been votes is not shown, and only the total number of votes? You don’t want to know everything but only the amount of votes? Sounds meaningless.

In the end, everyone only cares whether its -3 or lower, or -2 or higher. The rest is mostly useless to waste storage on.

Oh, and a minority can easily be ignored if their idea is meaningless like yours.

maybe feedback systems should be a bunch of emoticons/symbols – smiley, frown, etc, garbage, robot, biohazard or gun or (something for abusive), etc.

That would look so ridiculous that I’d give your post a biohazard icon. :P

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i’m sorry you had such difficulty understanding. i don’t know how much more precisely i can explain it, but i will try.
if 0 people upvote and 50 people downvote a comment, -50 will be displayed.
if 475 people upvote and 525 people downvote a comment, -50 will still be displayed.
but 0 vs 50 and 475 vs 525 are vastly different; 0 vs 50 means it affects a small number of people and 0% of them agree, whilst 475 vs 525 means it affects a large number of people and 47.5% of them agree. if all we see is “-50”, then all we really know for sure is that more people have voted – than +.
ps: alternatively, we can show total votes and percentage in favor (rather than total plus and total minus)

“I’d give your post a biohazard icon” see? you liked it after all :)

 
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Topic: Clicker Heroes / THEY WIPED MY ACCOUNT...

if u had 20 mercs that might be why. u can only have 5

 
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Topic: Clicker Heroes / need a clan recruitment room

in-game ability to apply to multiple clans

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does anybody else hate - / + comments?

it might be better for up and down votes to be counted separately. tallies are meaningless when we don’t know if a comment is rated -50 because 50 people voted it down, or because 1000 people voted and 52% of them were minus. …and even if 90% downvote, why should the minority be ignored? there is a lot of grey area where legitimate unpopular comments are mixed in and treated the same as garbage and spam, and this is not good.

maybe feedback systems should be a bunch of emoticons/symbols – smiley, frown, etc, garbage, robot, biohazard or gun or (something for abusive), etc.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / What's with all the hate on Unity?

What’s with all the hate on Unity? because Unity Web Player requires DX9 level graphics card. Make sure you graphics card drivers installed.

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by LordBucket:

It’s totally a scam.

The Free Dictionary defines “scam” as “A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.” It defines “fraud” as “A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.”

Unity Technologies is providing a product in exchange for money. When a user pays the correct amount of money, they get a product that does what Unity Technologies advertises. Unity Technologies is not deceiving its customers, and its revenue is fairly gained.

scheme
(skēm)
n.
1. A systematic plan of action: “Did you ever carry out your scheme of writing a series of sonnets embodying all the great epochs of art?” (Edith Wharton). See Synonyms at plan.
2. A secret or devious plan; a plot: a scheme to defraud investors.
3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts: an irrigation scheme with dams, reservoirs, and channels.
4. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
v. schemed, schem·ing, schemes
v.tr.
To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot: scheming their revenge.
v.intr.
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.

swin·dle
(swĭn′dl)
v. swin·dled, swin·dling, swin·dles
v.tr.
1. To cheat or defraud of money or property.
2. To obtain by fraudulent means: swindled money from the company.
v.intr.
To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property.
n.
The act or an instance of swindling.

mo·nop·o·ly
(mə-nŏp′ə-lē)
n. pl. mo·nop·o·lies
1. Exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service: “Monopoly frequently … arises from government support or from collusive agreements among individuals” (Milton Friedman).
2.
a. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
b. A commodity or service so controlled.
3.
a. Exclusive possession or control: arrogantly claims to have a monopoly on the truth.
b. Something that is exclusively possessed or controlled: showed that scientific achievement is not a male monopoly.

col·lu·sive
(kə-lo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Acting in secret to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful goal.

Unity is a ploy to introduce a new proprietary format with the hope that it becomes standard, so that the company that produces it can monopolize market share. Which, yes…is exactly the same thing that abode did with flash, and adobe annoyed a lot people when it was new too. As a programmer, I remember very clearly when I first downloaded the “Free” flash development environment back in the 90s and was absolutely disgusted with how awful it was. And now, years later there’s no longer a free version, it’s a monthly fee based service to make adbobe rich. Unity is doign exactly the same thing, and all the devs who learn it are foolishly buying into the same scam: all those free versions will be made obsolete and no longer work the moment they think they can get away with an exclusively fee based service.

It’s totally a scam. Devs suffer, users suffer, and our poor computers suffer for the shoddy inefficient resource hogginess of it.

Everyone suffers.

Unity is awful.

 
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Topic: Game Design / Superhero Origins

the word HERO comes from the greek word SEROW, from which comes our words SERVANT, SLAVE, PROTECTOR
The serows are six species of medium-sized goat/antelope-like mammals of the genus Capricornis… as in scapegoat
In ancient Greece a cripple or beggar or criminal was cast out of the community, either in response to a natural disaster or in response to a calendrical crisis (such as the end of the year). this ritual was also symbolically performed with actual goats.

 

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Topic: Serious Discussion / National Defense Authorizational Act for Fiscal Year 2012

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / boo hoo everything is op

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / boo hoo everything is op

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / boo hoo everything is op

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / Is this really a War Metal sequel?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / is pescado solo-ing the new war?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] What should I buy with my war bonds?

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / fake card pictures

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] [Classic thread] Post your own card ideas here.....

 

Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / THIS THREAD IS AWESUM

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