Recent posts by Arcanmster on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

If I want that doghouse and not another one, and I don’t like other hammer manufacturers, I would simply keep using my old hammer from my favourite manufacturer. I surely didn’t throw away my good old hammer just because I bought the “upgraded version”.


About refusing Unity games:
But having a game unavailable to some people surely cannot be worse that having the same game unavailable to everybody? If there are issues for some people, even the majority, why should we screw up those without issues? If people are really really annoyed and don’t want to use a workaround (e.g. another browser), that will simply go into the ratings (and ratings influence the presence of badges). There are many games that the majority don’t like for whatever reason. But that doesn’t mean we should remove them. Some people may like it. Let us not try to decide what’s best fot the user. Let the user decide what’s the best for him. Having more choices is always better, isn’t it?

 

BTW that’s what annoys me the most with all newer versions of browsers: they tend to hide more and more all the options from the user. I don’t want “them” to choose for me. I want to be in control and have exactly what I want. They can suggest, they can advise, tell me the consequences, but I’m the user, I should be the one to decide. And if I screw up due do a bad decision, that’s my fault, not theirs. If there are not 100.00% confident that decision X is what all users really want, it has to be overrideable (and they can declare it unsupported).
Practical examples: Chrome, stop blocking my downloads for “security reasons” when I perfectly know it is safe because I created the files I’m downloading, dumbass. Where are the whitelist settings? Or Firefox, stop changing my UI without my consent when it is possible to get back to what I had (so that was not due to incompatibility issues). No, I won’t do the whole list of browsers. ;-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I feel it is luck-based only because of the saw timing thing. So this is only for some specific levels, mainly 29-30 (and I did die a lot on these because of that v_v).
I am currently at lv 39 and from 31+ luck is not really relevant, I know what I want to do, I know it will work, I just have to wait for the good window (and try not to screw up).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

The only thing preventing me from supporting badging it is that the timing for sawblades and axes do not reset when you die. This introduces pseudo-randomness that shouldn’t be present at all for this kind of games.

(Anyway, no pun with Tass/TAS?)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

It absolutely doesn’t work “perfectly”. It works for come people/configs, and not for some others. That’s not the definition of “fixed” or “perfectly”.

Today (after more than 20 trials total), I finally managed to play to the end without freezing/crashing the browser. I was using Chrome, no extension, anonymous mode. During the play, I saw that memory consumption exceeded 1G of RAM (and I had nothing else open in Chrome!). Good luck trying to get the badges, don’t forget to pray/cast a spell/invoke a genie so that it doesn’t crash before the end.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Is the dev working on the bugfixes? Firefox still doesn’t work at all, and with Chrome I always have a crash (the “aw, snap!”) during the game, before the 4th or 5th choice. I haven’t been able to finish it even once!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

It is randomized.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

You will need to use external websites but they are either “obvious” (= the website is at least implicitly mentioned somewhere in the game, you don’t have to guess where to go), or “not specific” (= you don’t need one particular website, you just need to get some info you may not know and there are many different ways to get it)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Dev's created another annoying bug that ruins our profile.

Well, the bug has now been squished.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / some site disruptions today

I got it after leaving the page open during a looong time. Long enough that I had forgotten I still had that page open.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

To be fair I didn’t get a single black screen /freeze in Decision 3 (I did in Decision 2). Neither did I rate it 5/5 but that’s because IMO a game should be about content and not grinding.

And we should all know that Strikeforce Shitty 2 is a really well-designed game. After all, it has a huuuge number of plays which is hard evidence. Moreover, as said in the description, we can enjoy “Over 6 hours of gameplay”. Though I’m still wondering whether he’s missing a digit in this sentence.

So, next badge?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Retired Badges Compendium

I have the BloodRealm Mobile badges → http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Arcanmster/badges/mobile

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Retired Badges Compendium

Prince of Persia doesn’t “really” count given that the badges were converted to points (and the badges do not appear on the profile), so 827 easy badges.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kongpanion didn't earned(solved)

Do we really need to send a report (that would be a lot of reports) or are you already working on an automated mass fix?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I found who is getting the first kongpanion every week

I must be missing something here. The newsletter shows 3 badges that will be selected during the week, but not the one on Monday?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I found who is getting the first kongpanion every week

“too quickly”? Is there a way to know which game it will be before midnight?

 
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Topic: Little Alchemist Mobile / 1.28.07 Update Notes

I just updated and fortunately I have no crash. I was running the last version before the first Valentin update. Before updating, I have backed up the old .apk file (and all my datafiles if they were to be also updated) “just to be sure”. Would the .apk file be useful for those that are crashing or are the datafiles corrupted/incompatible?

 
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Topic: Little Alchemist Mobile / Event Help: Anna the Huntress

My portal says “2 days left”, does that mean I have “between 48h and 72h left” or “between 24h and 48h left”? I’m level 27 and stuck at the f# tier 17 :-/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2014 Quest voting!

Solarmax 2. Freaking good AI in this game.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Shiny Week Event!!

Remember that you have to reopen the game daily to receive this bonus!

Maybe this?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 'Because you rated X highly"

Because the system thinks you like the color blue?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] The Cuteness Overload Quest!

Maybe it would be a good idea to have the special award appear somewhere on the kongpanions page and not only hidden in the award list?

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Rare Items Collection Thread

Didn’t put everything but I really need much more Item Storage pages

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Global Assault

It used to work only for USA but the restriction has been lifted several days ago.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Mu Complex] Help each other

Originally posted by guedzilla:

Do you think it’s over?

I don’t know. We can never be sure… There was always some noise at each step.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Mu Complex] Help each other

Solution of riddle 2:

- First, shout-out to Siderite for all his work, especially for this intriguing first line #00
- And to ErikCorry for:

OK kids, listen up
[19:21] First byte decoded is 37
[19:21] key char on first line is “c”
[19:21] xor those together you get “T”
[19:21] Now check the other version of the data
[19:22] First byte is 26
[19:22] key char on first line of old data is “r”
[19:22] Xor them together you get “T”

- The only useful data is line #00, and the sequence of letters after all the =’s
- Line #00, after base64-decoding, has 100 bytes, and the sequence of letters has also 100 bytes. XOR them.
- ASCII result is “The password for the riddle is magical followed by the 5th letter of the alphabet and the number six”