Recent posts by Ukos on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / RETURN of the Halloween Design Contest!

Well, just for fun, here’s an entry!

I’ll probably try again later on, once I figure out why all my interesting fonts disappeared.

Kudos to those with actual artistic skill. :P

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions / If real life worked like Sword and Potions

All of your employees live in your store, but never pay rent.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Road to Gaming Greatness! Round 7 (Filler 2)

I know I have nothing to do with this tournament, but I think this game should absolutely be changed. I played this game for another finals, and only stopped because the game became so laggy that it froze on my laptop. The longer you play, it actually gets easier because you wind up with so many additional balls.

So yeah. Just Saying.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to Remove Just Chatting

I think that actually is a pretty clear dislike. :P

Anyhow, it isn’t a new thing, either. Artists like Duchamp become famous off of arguably nothing but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should eliminate the genre, or remove particular cases because we feel they don’t feel they fit with the rules, if the people who established the rules have accepted it.

To refer back to the Duchamp example again: The first “fountain” was seen as a landmark in 20th century art, but if someone else were to copy it now, it wouldn’t have the same impact. 2d’s Just Chatting game is not quite as revolutionary, but it does serve a useful purpose – that of being a very easy to load game for those who only wish to chat – and its imitators are fairly promptly removed because they are irrelevant after the first one.

For one final point, it’s only fair that 2D should get a share of the ad revenue earned from people making use of his game. After all, it isn’t like Kongregate isn’t also getting money from it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to Remove Just Chatting

Keep in mind that this kind of thing will snowball very rapidly.

Already, people have moved from suggesting the removal of one game with a single feature to suggesting the removal of all idle games and many stencyl uploads, with a variety of reasoning.

Also keep in mind that (in my mind at least) one of the nice things about Kongregate is that anyone can make and submit a game, that anyone can start out here, from however humble a beginning. Would you have Kong ban every game based on an internet tutorial? Every snake or maze game ever made, just because they tend to be all the same? Every “Push the button” game?

Long story short, I think the system is fine as it is.

If you don’t want to see the Stencyl games you don’t like, or the idle games you don’t find qualify as games, you can avoid the “New Games” category, and the problem should be solved. It isn’t like idle games are featured by Kongregate particularly regularly, and I’d be very surprised to find a poorly made tutorial-rip on the front page either.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Remembering Retro - Round 2 (Bullfist)

So it seems that nothing I can do will make my score submit to kong, sadly. I may be out this round if I can’t figure out why nothing is sending.

EDIT: *Facepalm* Turns out Bullfist only submits if you beat your previous highscore. Here’s my new score.

Sub 200K get. >.>

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Remembering Retro - Round 1 (Coptra)

Originally posted by ilvon:

Good thing I wont have to get a new score cause of inactive people

Keep in mind that you will need to post a score to get through to the next round, even if it is only a score of 1.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can pass the round just because your name is still in the passing zone without submitting a score!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest ends July 5th] Distraction Island 2.5 - Contest w/ kred prizes

Wait, there are less than 5-letter strings? I have only ever gotten 5-letter ones.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Remembering Retro - Round 1 (Coptra)

Actually, there have been quite a few games which send your best score of all time in whenever you play them. 60s to Save the Queen, for one. :P

But regardless, I’m not disagreeing with you. The odds he is hacking are low. However, counting scores which don’t follow the rules almost always comes back to bite the hosts later on, as I’m sure you’re aware.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Remembering Retro - Round 1 (Coptra)

Keep in mind, Mayrakis, that they aren’t discounting your score just because they think you’re some kind of foul being.

The fact that the game saves your best score of all time on that screen means that it’s possible that you didn’t earn it recently, which I’m sure you agree would be unfair, and if they decided to let your score through, it’d be setting a precedent which they would undoubtedly come to regret. :P

Anyhow, I liked this game, although I’m not looking forward to the next one. >.>

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Remembering Retro - Round 1 (Coptra)

My first try was easily my best.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Retro Remembering - Qualifier (29 spots remaining, less than two hours left)!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest ends July 5th] Distraction Island 2.5 - Contest w/ kred prizes

I have to say, the game isn’t exactly designed to make casual people want to finish it.

The movement is frustratingly slow, particularly the turning.

Figuring out the way you have hidden the cubes is fairly unintuitive, and very off-putting.

The fact that there are 75 trials that you have to play through if you aren’t doing well, which is more than a reasonable test of patience.

Edit: I say this after playing through the game several times in order to work it out. I understand you designed it with your testing in mind, but from the player standpoint, the game is fairly aggravating.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest ends July 5th] Distraction Island 2.5 - Contest w/ kred prizes

Alright. Figured the game out. There is a way to solve it other than random guessing. *grumble grumble* :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest ends July 5th] Distraction Island 2.5 - Contest w/ kred prizes

The worst part is that even if you figure it out, you might not have it figured out.

I got 7 200s in a row, and then completely failed to find the cube anymore, using the same system.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rise to Power- Round 6! (Semi-Finals)

Yeah, got to love all the troll feeding going on in here.

Might want to tone it back a bit and focus on the actual tournament-y goodness. :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / English chat rooms need better names for their chat room

Xanadu was the summer capital of Kublai Khan’s empire.

It’s also a musical, a poem, a song by Rush, and the name of Citizen Kane’s house.

Now you know! :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 5 Stars ( no discussions allowed ) CLOSE TOPIC PLEASE

Not to mention that if, through some strange alignment of the stars, a game did have 5 full stars, someone would rate it 1 just to BECAUSE it had 5 full stars before they got there. :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Building Society Account card. Can I use mine?

I doubt your grandmother would be thrilled to learn that you spent the money she had been saving for you on Kreds…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rise to Power! (Round 1)

I <3 devs who are willing to help out in these contexts.

Brad Borne was willing to add Kong’s API to No Comment for me back in my tournament, and that was awesome of him. I also remember Tukkun updating his Math Challenge game for the tournament it was used in, and now, here, we have Quietus’s dev helping out as well. Good stuff.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rise to Power! (Qualifiers)

“As soon as we feel like it”. :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rise to Power! (Qualifiers)

Just for comparison purposes… :P

Bob Saget:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rise to Power! (Qualifiers)

Originally posted by Wiggles96:

Objections, and I will punish.

I AM THE LAW.

Srsl, though, I doubt arguing will do you much good, Aioria. Although, if you’re “striving for online attention”, this tactic is evidently working. ;P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Masters of Gaming: R8: Cavern [Attempt 2]

Since you mentioned it, here’s another completion picture: not quite as solid or short as your second image, but still fairly solid and short (except for the hovering straight piece near the top).

Edit: Also, lololdchat

Edit 2: And yes, I know you were originally talking to the competitors. ;P

Edit 3: I also like how this tower is taller.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you could name any room on Kongregate...

Well, no, actually. “Foundation” is a reference to Isaac Asimov’s book by the same name. The “the” is kind of superfluous, anyway.