Recent posts by Herzapplikator on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Gamertags (XBL, Wii Codes, PSN, etc)

XBL Gamertag: Herzapplikator
How very original.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Magor Spelling Mistake

Jude didn’t get the joke.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / ....

Yeah, except not.
That was a pretty mediocre trolling attempt.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Arrow Game!

^ Likes caps lock. Is adored by Herzapplikator

- Seems to have double posted instead of editing the first one. What an idiot.

v Hates Phatcat

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Arrow Game!

^ Seems to like the word “spell”

- Is totally not abusing this silly forum game to test if umlauts work in here. Not at all. Also, “ö”.

v Is typing in either all caps, or in all lowercase.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Arrow Game!

^ Seems to like the word “spell”
- Is totally not abusing this silly forum game to test if umlauts work in here. Not at all. Also, ö.
v Is typing in all caps, or in all lowercase.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Wouldn’t that make the comments superfluous?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Wondering

I don’t even think posting closer dates for anything is a good idea. It just creates chaos.
exempli gratia:“Sometime in May” or, more recently “Tuesday, June 19th”.
My point is: Give them a date, and everyones gonna cry if it’s late.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

It was said that there will be a way to earn old cards in “a limited manner”. No idea how this will turn out, but it’s going to be good for both the new users, who want to have some of the old cards, and the old users, that want to have more cards than the average user.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Pandora

Bummer, that site’s US only. Sounded quite interesting.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / StreamLine Videos on how to win

I’d be able to translate it into “German and Deutsch” ;O.
Just tell me when it’s ready.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / platform racing secrets

You can cross the gap with the clustered blocks in Pyramids with either a speed item or by minejumping. Speed is faster, but minejumping is more fun.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Forum Moderators

I highly doubt we need any more forum mods, our forums are rather clean anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are you a master of Warbears?

I remember the top score being 1850 as well. Jude might be mixing it up with Mission 2, that one had a rounder number. As far as wild guessing goes, I’d say 3000 or 2500 or something.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What do you like about Kongregate?

I love the social part of it. Like Greg said, it’s incredible how there are so many people in a chat without having too much spamming or flaming.
Also, the challenge and achievement system. They give the user content, something to work towards and they bring attention to the games. So it’s a Win-Win system for developers and normal users. The whole idea of getting rewarded for completing stuff in games is really fun and adds loads of (re-)play value.

About the social part again, I was incredibly glad when I found the moderators, staff members and developers to be nice guys. When I first joined (Originally just to get Jude some points) I thought that constant arguing would rule the chat, with the developers bragging about how great their games are. The first thing I saw was Stolz, which was just character spam in the last 5 messages and pretty empty. I then moved on to the Van (That’s Jude’s fault as well), found people like Val, Damijin and others and got hooked up.

Edit: Also, the staffers here actually care about the community. When I submitted my piece of feedback, I had an e-mail just a few hours later. Most other sites don’t even offer such a feedback system, and most of those that do just give you a automated “Thanks for the feedback, someone might read it eventually” message.

Also also, the fact that chat logs from bans get re-read without having any controversy first is a good way to prevent moderators from abusing their powers. Useful much.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Moderator Recommendations

Notorious, I can confirm that something similar to that is happening in Stolz.
It experienced a massive growth recently, I remember reading my “Good Night” about 12 hours after posting it, since only two messages have been posted in those 12 hours. It’s actually possible to start a conversation in here nowadays. I still see more Germans in English speaking rooms, though, I suppose that’s partially due to the lack of moderation (I don’t know if Umlauts play too much of a big role, but it’s annoying to constantly do silly looking constructions).
I never had too much problems with spam or profanities in there, though. If anyone decides to go trolling in the channel, chances are there’s no moderator to do anything about it, and those who don’t know of/want to use the mute button tend to leave.
Two times I entered the chat, the last five messages were the word “hooker” and stuff like “hook” and “er” seperated. I have no idea how long this had been going, or if the person who did it had any reason to, so It wouldn’t have been too wise to ban them.
The only two German moderators I know of are Koko and myself, but Koko’s main channel is the Lair, and I’m split between the Van and Stolz, so the room is not moderated at all most of the time.

About the filters: A simple KoL-like spam filter that prevents one from posting the same message twice would be nice to have. Word filters can backfire. It’s always possible that some strange swear word of one language is a perfectly valid word in another one, so words might get filtered out for no reasons. Sily example: A chat didn’t want to let me say “Pizzeria” once, it thought I would be trying to bypass the filtered word “Pisser” for some reason. Took me ages to figure that out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are you a master of Warbears?

1000 is a bit weak, actually. That’s a normal playthrough without bothering about secrets too much.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th from Germany!
Have fun lighting up those fireworks, and stuff.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are you a master of Warbears?

Warbears, eh? If Jude allows himself to test that, I might just do the same. My highscore was 1650 or something, if I remember that right.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Time limits on challenges

All characters have the same stats, but I’m sure that’s subject to change.
A card game where all characters are identic would be kinda strange.
Or, y’know “well balanced”, depending which way you look at it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Solve the Mystery 2

Our old German teacher told us this mystery once, only with albatrosses instead of seagulls.
Took quite a while to figure out.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Ring Pass Not -- Earning Powerups

Highscore api has been added.
Looks like a main candidate for tomorrow’s challenge.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Arrow Game!

^ Is right.

- Awful headache here, too. Is now trying to get some sleep.

v Is annoyed by the lack of less-than signs.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Forum Nicknames

My main nicknames are Herza and Herz. Darwin tends to call me “Herzy”.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Street Team

I’d wait for one of them to say something about the idea first, the time spent designed might just be wasted.
Besides, as I said, a really simple shirt would do.