Recent posts by masterlilo on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Suck it, Newgrounds.

You are being a bit Kong-fanatic selly.

NG has never been a rival to this site since the userbase is different and offer different services/experiences (you can see from the graphs that lost NG users does not mean we get more users). I dont think Bill Gates gets a kick from his company being more popular than Starbucks.

Newgrounds is the forefather of flash gaming. It has been around since before the average user of this site learnt to read and they have never tried to draw water from our well.
Raging at them is like getting mad with your grandfather for taking the family business you inherited from him and carrying it to a new direction and new age.

If you really need to butt heads with others, you should target Armorgames. From the charts, they stay dangerously along side us even before they become community based and without NASCAR cars with their logo.
Every single one of their sponsor games are any site’s greatest asset and they have their very own talented game developers.
Basically armorgames is at the top of the charts while being a site that ONLY has games. That is an impressive feat.
If they received the aid of their very own little multinational corporation bully we might get shoved around quite a bit since, unlike with Newgrounds, we will both be trying to sell “Chat & Achievement” flavored cookies in the same street.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: CR 2011.06.21

Originally posted by joe1017:

Developers:
- Devs can now send in-game shouts
- Devs can now resize the enclosing game container

Is this what I think it is? So we can now play the games at the frame sizes that they were originally meant to be instead of weirdly shrinked down?
Terrific.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / You badged Get Off My Lawn...

I remember playing “Get Off My Lawn” TWO years ago and thinking: “No need to finish this game at the moment, I will do it when it gets badges next week.”

Prediction fail.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: CR 2011.06.01

Also, apparently now you can see the number of people who have rated a game along with its actual rating score.

Any other small stuff that has been added?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / DTD 1.5: A game with badges is no longer playable!

Knowing gregs methodical dealing with badge related stuff would make (more) ungettable badges a very big deal.
The fact that no Kong staff has commented on this leads me to believe they are trying to get it fixed and that its just something temporary as several people have pointed out.

Like it or not, DTD1.5 is one of the most important games on the site with 8 million plays. I doubt they will just sit back.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Games that you hate that are highly rated and/or everyone likes

Originally posted by masterlilo:

Definetly “The Company of Myself”… it felt incredibly shallow and vague to me. As a game and as a story. I cant really feel anything of what people liked so much about it. :(

Judging by the comments it would seem like it sends you into some kind of ethereal trance of revelation. Never was such a strong feeling on me.

Because you’re an idiot and don’t understand it.
I HATE:
Dream World (Kreds!)
Caesary (Kreds!)
Epic War 2, 4 (3 was excellent, 2 and 4 was just grinding)
Remnants of Skystone (again, Kreds)

Thank you so much for the unnecessary, ignorant insult. I gave the opinion I was asked for.
When you have lived for years in a hospital watching REAL sick people come and go, you tend to not get too sad when you play a game that is like your life only that fictional.

Please excuse me for not being a pampered, sheltered idiot that gets all emotional when he hears stories about death and sick/lonely people… in a game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Lead for Dead games

“…and the titles of two Modern Warfare 2 maps.”

They can actually copyright protect words such as “Estate”,“Overgrown” and “Salvage”? Wow.

Best of luck to you ehaugw, to be frank I was expecting much more ripped content.. but it looks like it was most based around groundbreaking concepts such as “boarded-up windows”.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Caesary sure has gone down hill.

Lots of people saw this one coming.

Looking back I remember when Caesary debuted (pre-badges) it was quite softcore… gradually I started seeing how they introduced more and more “well-gifted” women for no reason at all, also they changed the icon to the shot of some girls bust.

I had an argument with one of the staffers as how the game was dangerously following evony’s footsteps not only as a game, but also its advertisement model. Obviously, they denied they would act so cheaply…. but time has proven them wrong.
Originally posted by Maik50:

Wait a second! If Caesary is down for now why there are still ads about them?

Caesary still exists on its own site, maybe on other sites too, so I guess the ad redirects you over there.
Its a scientifical fact the Kong is deathly scared of lawsuits so they folded instantly when the game devs got sued.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Bullet heaven

Originally posted by Danaroth:
Originally posted by masterlilo:

I am a bit surprised at Dana. You are regretting there isnt a harder badge yet you go ahead and immediatly switch on the cheats and suggest other players to make sure they do so aswell as a strategy to beat the last levels. I thought you guys always liked the extra challenge as a way to prove yourselves and not as a visible railway made available by the game developer.

Im not too sure I see the potential of this game either. Survival above level 80 is challenging but the buildup to that point is too long and repetitive for Gregs usual choices. The only viable thing would be “S” ranking all the levels which is frankly not too hard even without cheats. Furthermore, the existance of the cheat system (used obligatorily as you said previously) would already trivialize any possible harder badges that were given.

Sure, I do like challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd20w3d7uYM
(also S rank is impossible to get with cheats turned on, but I guess that was said way too many times already)

I didnt know about the cheats since I never needed to use them at all. I never doubted your ability to perfect the game so easily, thus incurring that the game is in fact, not that hard. Im only one “S” away while being an average player.

I believe any reasonable badge given to this game would have sparked the same dissatisfaction from you.

Unlike DJManiax, this game is already fleshed out. What is the potentially challenging badge you are thinking about considering what data is recorded and typical badging trends? (Apparently number of “S” ranks are not even tracked by the API and that is the maximum rank one can get)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Bullet heaven

I am a bit surprised at Dana. You are regretting there isnt a harder badge yet you go ahead and immediatly switch on the cheats and suggest other players to make sure they do so aswell as a strategy to beat the last levels. I thought you guys always liked the extra challenge as a way to prove yourselves and not as a visible railway made available by the game developer.

Im not too sure I see the potential of this game either. Survival above level 80 is challenging but the buildup to that point is too long and repetitive for Gregs usual choices. The only viable thing would be “S” ranking all the levels which is frankly not too hard even without cheats. Furthermore, the existance of the cheat system (used obligatorily as you said previously) would already trivialize any possible harder badges that were given.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The 'Run 2' Impossible Badge is too Easy.

I think this is one of those situations were the badge is an impossible by a lower cut than others. Its too difficult to be a hard, so its either impossible or nothing.

Also, the game’s rating has dropped nearly 0.16+ since badges were added so its safe to assume that there is many people boiling with frustration by the badge’s difficulty. :D

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Run 2] Impossible Badge and Level Discussion

Originally posted by Blizzard2000:
Originally posted by LucasBurgel:

How do you get bonus on B5?

Skater’s B5 or Runner’s B5?

I have been stuck aswell on “Runners Bonus 5 : Things are Different here”.
Been trying for nearly an hour now, I am totally stumped on this one :(

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Theme from Reactance is from somewhere else...

Pretty famous and fantastic song by NemesisTheory.

Classic Version:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/75343

Remake Version:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/396912

Enjoy ;)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Are gamers getting dumber?

I found out that the older I get the less inclined I am to stand for something I dont immediately like/understand but when I was young I would play the shittiest of games and try a thousand different strategies to get over a given encounter.. now I just dont have the drive or will to waste time on them.

Nowadays it seems like the youth are silver plattered and terribly spoiled… they have no curiosity or inquisitiveness characteristic of children.
Yes, they have become dumber simply because they normally have no need to be smarter.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 2011 April Fool's comments.

Originally posted by hello5666:

YHTBTR Impossible Badge
Beat boss with your weapons

Actually that is kind of interesting… making an impossible that is actually truly impossible and watch people hammer their heads against it. Although it would have an impact on the rating if the joke was pulled off.

Dont think they will do anything remotely risky like most of the things that have been suggested though (if they do anything).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / *Unity Contest Winners Announced!*

Just out of curiosity, who were the judges on the final phase? Kong crew or the sponsors?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Hack Slash Crawl Hard Badge

Hmm… I was trying out the vampire strategy when I found out a hilarious bug that endlessly leveled me up and made items constantly spawn like a piñata.

Does getting the badge this way count as “clever use of game mechanics”? hahaha

http://img232.imageshack.us/i/slashcrawlbug.jpg/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / If you could force a sequel out of any game, which game would it be?

“Little Big Adventure 2”

Being 10 years old again for maximum enjoyment too.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Would Kongregate be available in any other languages besides English?

The main issue is that the largest portion of the users are american. Another big portion are foreigners who speak english anyway, like myself.

If Kong really wanted (or expected) mainstream attention in other countries then they would make other languages available.
Personally im not sure if the additional languages would boost the site overseas… maybe now with the GS deal and clever advertising it could work.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Wrong Perfect Balance on featured games?

It seems like the “Perfect Balance 3” that has been placed in Hot New Games is not the newer version.

The correct one is “Perfect Balance 3: Last trials”. I dont think putting a 8 month old game was intended so ill point that out so people dont get confused (like myself).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / PC or MAC?

Well.. since this is the gaming forum, I guess there is only one possible answer to that question.
PC.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Games on Kongregate that could be adapted into movies...

Reys Quest.

Not only does it have material for 10 sequels but it is also very budget friendly!

VERY budget friendly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Google bans Kongregate from Android Market! "violation"

Is this as serious as it looks? Looks like it limits the spreading of the App a lot.

Also, why are people so happy about this? A considerable ammount of effort and resources were probably allocated to all this stuff. =(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to: get mobile badges on your computer

Originally posted by CowFriend:

I find this kind of funny how people’s desperately trying to get mobile badges. :P

It is outrageous that people want badges in a website that is largely based around them. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

Ps: For the record, anything that makes Kong grow is good for everyone.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Rift

I spent most of last weekend playing the beta.

As far as I can tell, Rift is a game for all people who want a game like WoW… that isnt WoW. In other words, its very similar in all aspects to warcraft but with some things mixed in.
The most special things that I found was the Rift system, and the whole talents thing which was a bit complicated for my taste.

The bottom line is that if you want refreshing mechanics then dont buy it :)