Recent posts by 123aaa789 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Blizzard2000:

oO: I agree with an easy for completing level 1 normal and a hard for completing all 8 levels. I’d love to see a survival imp, and I’d set the requirements for that at 90 normal and 60 drunk (but these numbers are rough, somewhere in the general vicinity would work)

I think I’d feel content enough with those bounds for the impossible, since they require somewhat lucky runs (as few of the very small circles as possibly, in my opinion), but are still heavily skill based.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Bluji:

Still above the badge limit.

The badges have only been up about 16 hours, the rating still has time to stabilize (it’s dropped since you made that post even). It’s also no longer the highest rated Papa’s game, which was an argument you used for it. However, the discussion is completely irrelevant now, as badges have been added, and an easy 2 hours of serving unbaked cupcakes with the wrong toppings will lead to the badges (after playing through the first few days correctly, my initial thoughts were justified, as I still only see it as a complete re-skin of the previous games, with no real innovation added, it’s fine if you see it differently though, just stating my opinion).


Oh and 123aaa789, if you didn’t want to have prebadged an impossible badge, then maybe you shouldn’t have gotten #2 score overall. :P

Yeah, I currently have the #2 endless and #2 drunk endless scores, which wasn’t really my intention, but it happened. Still, I’m not sure that the effort I’ve put into those scores justifies an impossible badge, it might just be that others haven’t gotten that high because they haven’t had the motivation to do so (like how I haven’t reduced my deaths lower because I haven’t really been motivated by anything yet).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Pokerpo:

theres no way in fucking hell i can get 5k score in the endless

Which is why you reduce your deaths in the normal and drunk levels accordingly.


Personally, I’m still not sure how I feel about Prec’s suggestion for (Endless + Drunk Endless points) > (deaths in all eight levels) as an impossible badge, because I feel that it might actually be too easy. I haven’t really pushed myself too hard to optimize deaths yet, and I’m sitting at 123 total deaths (89 of which are on level 4 and level 4 drunk, which I’ve only attempted twice each), and 185 combined endless score, so that’d be well past that criteria.

It could just be that I don’t want to have prebadged an impossible badge (I don’t think I have before), or it could be that I just got used to the game quicker than some others did (my first run through level 4 was 130 deaths and 4 drunk was 70, considering I heard some people were in the thousands range I just didn’t see it as being as difficult), but I’d rather go for individual criteria than this combined one. It’d also probably be easier to implement if it was just x deaths and y endless.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

do people look at or care about other players’ badges?

Personally, yes, I like to see who has what achievements amongst my friends, and like to be able to recommend ones for them to do.

is there a ranking page for badges and/or points?

For points there’s always the leaderboards which lists the top 25 users on the site, and the extended leaderboards which (currently) lists the top 464,624 users on the site. There are some tools for ranking who has how many badges, but I haven’t seen any all-inclusive ones (closest would be Badge Master or this page, but neither include all users, or all top users even).


I think it boils down to what you see badges as vs. what others see them as. Personally, I see them as something that shows that you’ve accomplished something in a game through playing, if people could buy them then that defeats the purpose that I see.

I still think being able to use Kreds to buy a badge would be a welcome relief for OCD people like me who are one badge away from getting all the medals, but the last game is unpleasant and impossible … not a good combination.

If it makes your OCD fee any better, you should know that it’s currently impossible to obtain every badge, since some have been retired, so only people who were around to play the games when they were still running could have earned them. Also, for my own interest, which badge is the one you’re stuck on and prompted this idea?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The problem with unity

I just checked on a couple Unity games, the games/achievements/my kong hoverovers worked fine on Firefox, but not on Chrome, so it’s a browser-specific issue. Would fit better in the Tech Support forum as well, as there are technical support admins who browse there that would possibly see the thread, whereas they wouldn’t necessarily check here.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Achievements are broken?

Are you connecting to chat? If not, check this post. If you are connecting to chat, check this post.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

I don’t see Kreds doing much of anything here. I haven’t seen a place to spend them

Check the Kreds games page for a list of games which accept Kreds as payment for in-game items and such.


The only way I could see that idea working is if you could buy the badge but not the points that the badge is worth. Then, it’d appear on your profile, but be visually different than earned badges. Also, if you’d still be able to earn the badge through playing in the future to get the points (however, without the refund, or half back, or something like that). Badges are meant to be a sign of achievement, allowing people to just buy them seems counter intuitive.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ­Here is a list of games where you can spend the 1 kred u got from that seatbelt ad

Originally posted by R0cky:
Originally posted by 123aaa789:

To address the second point: You can pay for things that aren’t necessarily increments of 5, so the 1 Kred you get from this promotion might actually allow you to buy something that you couldn’t before (say you had 35 and needed 36). These events also happen multiple times yearly, and there are always free Kred offers to get random other amounts of Kreds, so they do add up significantly.

Any examples of games where this is the case? If so, I’ll happy rescind my statement.

Check the prices for various items in Bloons TD 5, right off the top I see 7, 12, 18, 22, and 28 Kreds as some of the prices. There are also prices which are multiples of 5, but my main point was that some do exist that aren’t (I guess it’s because 1 Kred makes a decent difference at those smaller prices like 7, so it might fit better there than 5 or 10).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Better Kongregate help

Better Kongregate hasn’t worked for me for a couple years now, and has not been supported for as long. Kongregate One is the generally accepted alternative, however it’s also not supported anymore, so if it breaks there’s no guarantee to see a fix.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ­Here is a list of games where you can spend the 1 kred u got from that seatbelt ad

Originally posted by R0cky:
Originally posted by Holy2334:

You just need to put more of them with that 1 kred to use it.

So, in effect, the kred is just for marketing purposes?

Originally posted by Holy2334:

Besides at least that ad gives you back money

I’m unsure if this is the case or not (clarification would be great), but if you can’t buy in minimum increments of 1, and games will not accept any items with increments of less than 5, then the kred is effectively not worth anything until kongregate gives more single kred promotions.

To address the first point: Pretty much. The Kreds are paid for by the advertiser, that’s the only way Kong can give out as many as they do. The fact that they stepped it down from 5 to 1 was so that they could show the ad and give the Kreds to more people, not sure if that was their decision or the advertiser’s (getting their ad seen by more people).

To address the second point: You can pay for things that aren’t necessarily increments of 5, so the 1 Kred you get from this promotion might actually allow you to buy something that you couldn’t before (say you had 35 and needed 36). These events also happen multiple times yearly, and there are always free Kred offers to get random other amounts of Kreds, so they do add up significantly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Most Online Players (70,007) - Over 70K!

I think one of the reasons people don’t look for this thread much anymore is because it’s been so long since it’s really been active, because it’d been a couple years since the last record. Before that, they happened fairly frequently, so people were constantly seeing it relevantly bumped.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Forum search doesnt detect underscores

I just tried searching a username containing underscores, and it returned threads where the user had posted, or people had mentioned them.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Ads

Originally posted by rokstar123:

Kongregate has a kong plus thing going on and you have to pay for it without it you will get continuous ads and i think that its bull s#!t you have to pay money just so you don’t get ads on a website most of the ads i get are scams and scams are the worst from my eyes, if you don’t like ads in anyway dont ever go on this website its ad ting is just crap

Pretty much every website I’ve ever seen has advertisements, Kongregate is no exception to that. The fact that they provide a way to get rid of them, along with offering a number of other useful features and allowing you to support the website through a monetary contribution, is better than a large number of other sites do. What you’re basically saying is that because a free to use website has advertisements in order to generate revenue to continue to exist, it’s a bad thing, and the fact that they provide an alternative for users to be able to pay to not receive advertisements, while also generating revenue for themselves in order to continue to exist, is also a bad thing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 464,624 [Updated: August 16th, 2014]

Originally posted by Rambles:

This is awesome! Sucks that I can’t find myself on the list :/ But I’m pretty sure I should be tied for the 22,777 place LOL

Thanks. You were 22,847th as of the time the rankings were done. Remember, it’s not 100% up-to-date, over the course of the week it’ll slowly become slightly outdated, so you may not be in the exact spot you would be if the ranking was redone (hence the positions moved column, to show how much you’ve moved over time).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Free Kreds? Free Kreds, and points too! (August 2014)

Originally posted by BlackSnapper:

Is there any game on the site that will let you buy anything for one kred? I’ve been looking around and the lowest amount is five kreds on a couple of games. If not, then I second the idea to keep it to just 20 points.

This event pops up every few months, and there are numerous other ways to get free Kreds, so over the course of a few events it is possible to afford some things.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Cupcakeria is the highest rated Fooderia game by the way, if that means anything to y’all.

Not to add fuel to the fire, but that’s most likely because it doesn’t have badges. It’s impossible to compare the ratings of the badged and non-badged games in the series, as the ones without badges haven’t been “rating adjusted” by having users play it that would otherwise choose to avoid playing the game. Even when it does get badges, comparisons still can’t quite be made between all of the games, as they don’t all have the same badge structure (people might rate the games with more grindy hard badges lower than the ones that just stop at a medium).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 464,624 [Updated: August 16th, 2014]

Updated for this week, had to create a new Google Spreadsheet because the old one wasn’t accepting edits anymore for some reason (link is here, and also updated in the opening post).

 
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Topic: Eredan Arena / Need Help

Might want to try the Eredan Arena forum for help related to the game.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / AdVenture Capitalist

Message the developer about it, they’ve been known to help restore lost save files (it’s up to them, Kongregate can’t do anything about it). The email address is Adventurecapitalist@hyperhippo.ca, but it might take a bit longer than normal to get a response right now, as the main guy is out of their office right now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / / help (closed)

Originally posted by Spikatron:

I’m able to sing in on my account just becouse I clicked on “save password” on my browser…now does anyone know how to see the password that my browser memorized ?

Right click, view page info, security, view saved passwords.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The advertisements are everywhere, even in chat

I haven’t seen this appear in chat, but it’s probably because I use the Challenge Notification Remover script (even though challenges haven’t been a thing for quite some time, I just never got around to removing it). If they bother you that much, feel free to try it out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by adv0catus:
This site is the definition of “That’s why we can’t have nice things.”

Not the site necessarily, I’d attribute it more to specific members of the community. However, if some of the things were implemented a little differently they might have been better (like not allowing videos to auto-play, or doing link checks to make sure those game links didn’t go off-site).


About the suggestion, there were some other HTML tags that were accessible (not sure if they all still are), and users spammed them a lot. There’s not a whole lot that would be nice to have that isn’t already possible one way or another (though some things like tables would be useful).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Free Kreds? Free Kreds, and points too! (August 2014)

For those of you who don’t appreciate the 1 Kred, it’s a sponsorship thing, so they’re given a certain amount of money from the sponsor and they return in in the form of Kreds to users. By giving out 1 Kred rather than 5 Kreds, they can give to five times more users. You’re free to just not watch the video and instead leave the Kreds to be claimed by other users, if it’s a problem that it’s only 1 Kred being freely given to you.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by wackieboy:

I’m looking for a game that was set in space, the view was like a bird’s eye view, and you had your own space ship and you could fly around space and complete missions to earn money to upgrade to new ships and stuff. I believe it had a multiplayer option, though I never play it multiplayer

Might have been Starfighter: Disputed Galaxy. If that’s the case, unfortunately the game was removed by the developer a while ago.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 464,624 [Updated: August 16th, 2014]

Originally posted by xalthia:

I just found this today, I always wondered how my points score compared to other players, and now I know i’m JUST outside of the top 200. Awesome work!

Great, glad it was useful to you.