Recent posts by Terr002 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Precarious:

As far as a potential impossible is concerned, if a direct comparison between Endless and deaths isn’t feasible to implement, something like

[ ] 80 points in Endless AND
[ ] 50 points in Endless Drunk AND
[ ] Fewer than 100 total deaths across all levels

might be reasonable. 75/45/120 would be reasonable individual substitutes if any of the above were determined to be slightly too hard.

I’d love this, but the total deaths across all eight levels isn’t a statistic submitted to Kongregate (and even if the API was capable of doing calculations it would probably not be possible to test for non-existing highscores for non-completed levels). A maximum amount of deaths set for every level would, however, be possible.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by aspyderwebb:

now its 3.77

Originally posted by Pulsaris:

The rating of Cupcakeria has dropped from 3.95 to 3.85

Thank you Bluji. Thank you greg.
Thank you greg. Thank you Bluji.
Also thank you very much, the Kongregate users, because you have done justice.

Nobody cares. Drop the topic already.

Originally posted by niceman555:

I’ve actually had an idea for Oo but it was heavily down voted….
Easy:
Complete Level 1.
Medium:
Complete all regular levels
Medium (possibly hard?)
Complete all drunk levels
Imp Badge:
Complete every level with under 30 deaths in each level.

I agree that completing all relugar levels is rather hard for a medium. I also think that less than 30 deaths on each level may be somewhat easy and forgiving for an impossible.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Not sure how the badge API works, but I believe its inner workings are still limited. While I think the points > deaths criterium is really creative, that would probably only be possible if oO published a pre-calculated statistic about that.

Still, very few people have over 60 points on normal endless. 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

I’m still sticking with my initial suggestion of an easy for level 1 normal, hard for all eight levels and impossible for a certain score in endless.

Edit: oO als doesn’t have a total deaths statistic. Just saying.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by LouWeed:

woOhoO
How about an imp on a unity game? (CW3 was robbed)

Definitely vouching for woOhoO as a badge name.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Let’s just say that Greg can read all the arguments and decide for himself whether to badge Papa’s Cupcakeria or not. You guys are not going to come to an agreement. In the meanwhile, I do would like to highlight what Marvaddin said:

Originally posted by Marvaddin:

While we are “forced” to play next BloonsTD (if one comes, surely will get badges, kong gets profit from premium content), good and original games may be forgotten.

Greg is still the only one who manages the badging of ‘regular’ games, among various other tasks. I’m probably not the only one who hopes for more badges weekly, but with his limited time we can’t expect too much. While I like Papa’s and BloonsTD games (yet dislike most other sequels), I do think it would be better if the time were spent on original games rather than sequels.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Before I used Kongregate, flash games were just a way to battle boredom, and if I didn’t like a game I wouldn’t play it. Ever since Kong gave me the possibility of earning badges, I kept playing games even after they became (too) hard or repetitive. I would be motivated to play games I personally disliked, because I really, really wanted to get the badges.

To some this may sound bad, but I like this part of Kongregate. I like that not every game I complete is fun or just easy enough for me to complete. Finishing hard or ‘enduring’ games (such as Papa’s) gives a sense of accomplishment. I still remember when I got the Papa’s Pizzeria endurance badge. Pulled my hair out, but it was a challenge worth doing. So yeah, if you dislike a game enough to not play it, you may miss some gamer’s spirit.

Sure, Papa’s games are repetitive, and I wish FliplineStudios would make a different kind of game once in a while, but they’re not terrible. It’s a sturdy series and to some people they give a relaxing vibe. Besides, greg has the tendency of reducing the badge requirements for sequels, so this shouldn’t take too long to complete.

I personally would like the Snail Bob series to stop getting sequels, because I find the games slow, tedious and boring, but they keep coming and getting badged and I just plow myself through them. I dislike the Royal Warfare game too, even though that got badges. Sometimes gaming is enduring.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you could play only one game on kongregate,what whold it be?

Soccer Physics.

epic 8-bit music commences

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How is this website developed

Originally posted by SoftHard:

they make by camel

Not sure if you mean an actual camel or OCaml. Making a website with OCaml would be challenging. Then again, someone probably went and did it anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How is this website developed

Originally posted by ItsabirditsaZHS0:
Originally posted by Terr002:

See this topic: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/24606-how-to-make-a-site-like-kongregate

Most websites use PHP, although from that topic I guess Kongregate is based on Ruby on Rails. Java is not a common language for websites, though Javascript is, which generally handles all dynamic content on the site (game carrousel, chatbox, et cetera). Pretty much all websites have a database, MySQL is a common option but there are also alternatives like PostGRESQL, MariaDB and MongoDB. The games use Flash or HTML5 to run.

If you want to make a site yourself, know that there is no ‘perfect’ CMS or scripting language for making websites. It generally comes down to your own preferences. I generally prefer Python (Flask) or PHP (Wordpress) for making websites. Just use what best floats your goat.

There is a website that allows you to use Python scripts?
At least it will be better than Wix…
My site…

Flask and Django are common for Python web development. Just remember that Python pretty much only functions as a server-side scripting language (replacing PHP): you still need full knowledge of HTML, CSS and perhaps JS to make a basic website.

To add to my original answer, you can head over to Job Opportunities to get more information about the techniques Kongregate uses.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Levels

Okay that is pretty amazing. Thanks for the link. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Levels

While we’re on the subject of levels, I haven’t seen a change to them since I first joined Kongregate. I mean, that was over 5 years ago, and since then the maximum level is still 65, and anything connected to levels still works in the same manner. It’s bragging rights, alright, but it’s a shame it’s not more than that.

This does make me wonder why we have levels. Maybe it’s time to update the concept? I’m not saying there should be extra privileges, but it’s not that hard to up the cap and change the leaderboard so you can see rankings after the first 25.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How is this website developed

See this topic: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/24606-how-to-make-a-site-like-kongregate

Most websites use PHP, although from that topic I guess Kongregate is based on Ruby on Rails. Java is not a common language for websites, though Javascript is, which generally handles all dynamic content on the site (game carrousel, chatbox, et cetera). Pretty much all websites have a database, MySQL is a common option but there are also alternatives like PostGRESQL, MariaDB and MongoDB. The games use Flash or HTML5 to run.

If you want to make a site yourself, know that there is no ‘perfect’ CMS or scripting language for making websites. It generally comes down to your own preferences. I generally prefer Python (Flask) or PHP (Wordpress) for making websites. Just use what best floats your goat.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

“Through the Fire and Snails”?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Precarious:

The rating’s only at 3.7 at the moment, but if improves slightly, oO will be a good game to look at. Very well designed, and very fun. Also very hard. :)

The game is still stuck at 3.73 at the moment, but I really do think this game needs badges. It’s original, controls are smooth and finishing the game requires skill, which I think is something that is overlooked in games nowadays. This is one of those games where you earn a badge and really feel proud of yourself.
Maybe an easy for finishing the first level, a hard for finishing all eight levels and a hard/impossible for reaching a high score in endless mode. I’d advise against using death count since some parts (especially a lot of level 4) depends on luck.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Unable to comment on profile events

Hello,

Today me and my friend tried posting on an automatically posted ‘shout’ on my profile, saying I leveled up. Both of us could post, but upon refreshing our comments were gone. This also applied to comments on ‘User got a badge’ shouts on my profile.
Leaving a new shout on my user profile and then commenting on it would leave both the shout and the comment intact. It only seems to occur with automatically generated shouts. Likes, however, do seem to stick.
We also tried this with a few other profiles and all of them displayed the same issue.

Love and kisses,

Terr.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [The End] Official The End Help Thread!

Ok nevermind I found out. There’s a vine left of the ball, climb that then jump to the right

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [The End] Official The End Help Thread!

@Holux, I’m stuck there too. I think you need to use the jumping mechanism before to reach the ball above, stand on it, then use the light to make a path. I did it once but I doubt it’s the right way, because the velocity you get is rather random and there’s no way you’ll be able to make this time challenge without trying one hundred times.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 'Newsletter' emails.

Originally posted by Cammy_G:

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Terr002/notifications/edit

Uncheck the box here.

I love you, thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 'Newsletter' emails.

Hey all,

This morning I received my second Kongregate newsletter, one that lists new games and prompts you to start playing games again. Now, I’m personally not a fan of receiving newsletters, so I wanted to sign my email off the list so I would stop receiving them. However, when I clicked the link on the bottom, it redirected me to some (by Firefox marked unsafe) site with a pretty fishy url. I checked the email I received and it seems to not be from Kongregate.com, but from Kongregate-emails.com, which apparently doesn’t even exist.

I’m very careful with visiting sites so I’d like some confirmation that:
www.kongregate-emails.com
and
https://globaladmintool.brierleyweb.net/optout.aspx
are actually safe websites supported by Kongregate. (Do not click them!)

The letter does look very professional so I just wanted to make sure.

Terr.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / A story about an impossible badge...

XD

Great conclusion lol.