Recent posts by 123aaa789 on Kongregate

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Topic: Technical Support / .Gif Avatars Not Working..

Kongregate has not fully supported .gif avatars ever (they’re supported in the sense that they can be uploaded, but not that they’re guaranteed to be animated), and while they used to work in the past, they stopped working a few years ago. Some still work because people uploaded them when they still worked, or because they’re the correct file size/frame rate/length, but overall they’re likely to not work.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Avatar Wall 2015

Since I had a rainbow themed avatar on the 2010 one, might as well use another rainbow one.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / tyrant unleashed missing reward

You would need to contact the game developer about this, as it’s as issue within their game, and outside of Kongregate’s control.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Level Cap

Originally posted by Lloyd_Majere:

They could get away with another 10,000 points from badges alone. Though granted, that would only be a few levels difference.

However, levels are completely demolished by rating and referral systems, so… it’s not like they matter much any more. You can feasibly reach 65 by rating every game on the site. With a system that broken, why would you waste time to fix it?

I agree with what you said completely, there are over 44,000 badge points, so clearly you can get to the current cap from them alone, and even ignore most of the more difficult badges. This wasn’t always the case, since there was a time when it was impossible to get to the cap without referral points (even with all badges and rating every game, which was certainly more possible before the daily limit was implemented).

It’s been suggested before to have sub-levels that show point breakdowns between different sources (show badges, ratings, referrals, game development points, then maybe just lump everything else like BotD, point challenges, and whatnot into a miscellaneous category), and respective leaderboards for those, but I’m fairly certain it would require a massive restructure of the databases to accomplish that (as far as I know, points earned are not kept track of to know what the source was, they’re just all lumped together right away), and be difficult to retroactively work out the numbers for existing accounts.

And as for your comment on reaching the cap through just ratings, it would only take 2 years to do that if you kept up a pace of 50 games every day without missing a day (which is 100% possible with proper preparation and scheduling), so that’s completely within the realm of possibility for every user, especially when combining it with other point sources.


In the end it kind of boils down to what a proper cap would be. It could be argued that, while easy to obtain now, it would just be pointless to raise it much further since it wouldn’t really make it all that much more difficult (with about 100,000 points available from rating games, there’s no difficulty to reaching it, just time spent), so keeping it “lower” is nice since it’s reasonably attainable through fun means (not having to monotonously rate games or play through badges you don’t like). It could also be argued that no cap is better, since then people are free to just do as they please and continue progressing with actually seeing results (some people might really enjoy seeing that level up message).

I’m really just curious as to the number of users at level 65 it’d take before it might become a priority, currently there aren’t too many, but the number is increasing fairly quickly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What kind of game will 100,000 be...?

Being the current 100,000th game is kind of a pointless goal anyways, since there have already been well over 100,000 total games uploaded to Kongregate, it’s just that a large number have been removed or made private over the years. In actuality, when the counter does hit 100,000, at some point in the future that game will no longer be the 100,000th since older games will probably disappear, making a newer game sit in the 100,000 spot.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / UNITY GAMES CAN STILL BE PLAYED ON CHROME

As was mentioned in the original thread on the topic (here), this is only a temporary workaround for the next few months before they completely phase it out. Sure, for those users who can’t live without Chrome this will allow them to hold on a bit longer, but the only other solutions are to never update their browser again (terrible idea for security and future compatibility reasons), or switch to another browser with proper support (FireFox, for example, which already looks and feels enough like Chrome, and I personally enjoy more because it has more functional userscripts for Kong than Chrome has).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Level Cap

Originally posted by gahrling:

So…

4 years later, why does Kongregate still have a level cap of 65?

Because past 65 the points per level grow too exponentially large for most people to feasibly reach higher levels (raising the cap to even 75 would require about 20,000 or more additional points), and Kongregate feels that it would be in the best interest to have a level cap that is at least somewhat attainable. As well, there are only a little more than 3,000 total users at the level cap, so raising it is not a priority since it doesn’t affect most people, they’d rather focus on areas of the site that would affect more people.

I’m not necessarily saying that I completely agree with these reasons, just that they’re some of the reasons given to me recently when I asked about the situation as well.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition for no more dog kongpanions

Originally posted by Heather:

Pumpkins are vegetables! #vote4pumpkins!

Pumpkins are fruits, though, since it contains the seeds within itself.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Retired Badges Compendium

Originally posted by Precarious:

Nice topic. It might also be useful if people posted in this thread whenever a game is due to be retired (assuming there’s advance warning), so there’s a centralized place to check for that information as well.

It would basically be a matter of someone asking greg to make this a centralized location, since sometimes it looks like he posts about it in new threads, and sometimes in other existing threads (like the Broken Badges thread a few times).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Retired Badges Compendium

Would Prince of Persia technically count as retired badges, even though they were only up for a few days and replaced with point challenges near the end? Otherwise, good list, would be interesting to see more information though (like at the top put total count of badges removed, count of each type of badge removed, points made unavailable, things like that).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Flash Player and Javascript enabled

You also seem to have been able to earn badges, so you shouldn’t be getting that message, can you post an image of the page this message is appearing on?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Incorrect friends online indicator.

Earlier today I saw the same behaviour, but that could have been purely coincidental (didn’t have too many online friends at the time, might have just been the standard slow update to the information). Right now it’s operating as normal for me (friends who are afk can still be seen in the online friends list).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / who else besides me got all 62 shiny kongpanions

Originally posted by I_Can_Be_Blank:

What is the difference between shiny congpanions and regular congpanions?

You get a regular one for earning any one Badge of the Day in a week, you get the shiny version for getting at least five in the week. They’re really just visually different, and some games that use them might have a slight stat difference (like Curl Up and Fly does).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kong Plus price should vary depending on user home country

It makes sense from a business perspective for the price to be the same when accounting for currency conversions, otherwise everyone would convert their money to the currency that gives them the cheapest price (and if it only lets you use your country’s currency, people would then just use a proxy to appear as though they’re from that country to get a better rate).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Might as well post another 99 Bricks personal shortest tower of 99, this one is 236 high, could have been 231 had I not messed up the last couple placements, but it’s a learning process:

As for why I didn’t just move the purple around the side somewhere, it’s because my towers get wide enough to the point where you can no longer move pieces that wide to get around.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Where's my base?!

Backyard Monsters was shut down on Kong years ago, so that’s one problem. As well, you’re on a new account, so it would not be linked with your old progress at all (unless you’re talking about a non-Kongregate version, in which case there’s still nothing that can be done by posting about it here).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Kongregate TV] Episode Guide

Yeah, I was looking for a little more in-depth discussion about these games, I don’t feel that the shorter length was a good choice for this episode. You probably could have gotten a minute out of each of the games, compressing it to basically the game’s name, and a single sentence left too much on the table.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / TheDutchSoldier Ban Appeal

You were banned for purchasing issues, which means that once you went over a certain threshold of Kreds purchases made they needed to verify with you that you weren’t just some kid using their parents’ credit card, or something of that sort. You were given a week’s notice, not just 2 days, I can assure you of that.

As well, along with what kudamon said, there’s also the following:

Originally posted by Terms of Use:

Account Termination/No Ownership of Account: You understand and agree that you have no ownership rights in your Account. Kongregate may cancel your Account and delete all User Content associated with your Account at any time, and without notice, if Kongregate deems that you have violated these Posting Rules, the Terms, the law, or for any other reason. Kongregate assumes no liability for any information removed from our Site, and reserves the right to permanently restrict access to the Site or a user Account.

In this case, it’s the law part that’s relevant, and since you did not verify with them in time, they have the right to ban the account.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 834,293 [Updated: March 28th, 2015]

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

It’s worth noting that on the Kongregate leaderboards, akinsk passed Ayumilove. For some reason, Ayumi has way less leaderboard points than actual points. Idk why the difference is so much for her. I remember when I was higher level than ayumi, but then she went and got a ton of referrals :(

The way Kongregate has seemed to calculate points for ranking users has always been off from the actual number of points, and I’ve never seen an answer as to why, or what causes the different discrepancies, but everyone has an offset (ranging from a couple hundred to many thousands of points, it seems). My ranking list also has its own offset due to when it grabs point amounts for different people, but it’s no less accurate than Kongregate’s (unless someone happens to get a few hundred points halfway through my script running, which is unlikely).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 834,293 [Updated: March 28th, 2015]

Updated for the past 2 weeks, some changes nearish to the top, nothing major though.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kong is charging my card

Email Kreds@Kongregate.com about the issue.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / How do you change your name?

Originally posted by Morbo_:

Hi, So I don’t mind about levels or badges, I want to bring my Tyrant Unleashed data from my old name to my new name, is that possible?
Thanks in advance.

That data is stored on servers run by the developer, so it’s possible they might move it over for you, but unlikely. You’d need to contact them, though, not Kongregate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are you kidding me, Kongregate?

I’m sure that they see this as a problem, and if you have a suggestion for an efficient and effective way to prevent it I’m sure they’d love to hear it. I only say this because I didn’t see you propose any new system, just that something should be done.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 834,293 [Updated: March 28th, 2015]

Updated for the past week, a bit late in the day because I was out basically all day. Still not really any changes near the top.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Game Data Wiped // Refund

You can try contacting Kreds@Kongregate.com, but it’s not guaranteed that anything can/will be done.