Recent posts by PlatypusMan on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Questions about thegames8

I just came here to say that advocatus is the biggest try-hard wannabe mod I’ve ever seen.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Gemcraft Chasing Shadows

And you really think that going to the forums to say this will help at all?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / stop adding more ads!

Ads? Oh wait, this website does have ads. I’ve forgotten with my Kong+.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Proposition for Kongpanions

Originally posted by FunnyaxeRealm:

they aren’t “unfair” if you are dedicated you will get the Kongpanion at a low place, if you aren’t dedicated, you might not even get the Kongpanion.

But you miss the whole point. You don’t know what Monday’s badge of the day is, so even if you are “dedicated” enough, if you don’t have the badge… too bad, apparently.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Proposition for Kongpanions

Originally posted by randomboy839:

I’ve had it happen multiple times, but in the end, the lower number is even more meaningless than the Kongpanion.
Now quit whining and go play Protector.

I’m not whining, if I were whining I would’ve made the post with poor spelling and lack of punctuation with a few insults here and there.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Proposition for Kongpanions

I find it kind of unfair that those who want a Kongpanion at a lower number… say number 1, and they wait until midnight or whatever time it would be for them to get this rank, wait for a badge that is actually harder to get.

Wouldn’t it be more reasonable for lower level or more casual people of Kongregate to have an easy badge the first day so that they may have a chance to get this lower numbered Kongpanion? I find that a lot of these day 1 badges are mediums, which a lot of people may not have (this time surprisingly I don’t have it). It doesn’t seem very fair to these people.

I’m not saying I don’t care about Kongpanion ranks, but I don’t wait til 3 am for them. Still, those who do and then find that they have to get a badge they do not have, it would be a let down, right?

tl;dr – Medium badges on day one for Kongpanions are kind of unfair.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

I’m starting to think player_03 is payed by Kongregate to help their image…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by Rychip:

They’ll work on improvements? I really hope that means that they will rid everyone of the popup.

They were more specific, but I chose not to go into detail because I don’t want to make promises on their behalf. Suffice it to say that I believe that if they go through with their proposal, everyone except you will be happy with it.

Originally posted by Rychip:

So, if 3-4 threads isn’t enough to get the message across, then I don’t know what will.

Kongregate has 45 thousand users on right now. 3-4 threads is a fraction of a percent of that, even allowing a generous estimate of 30 users per thread.

When I contacted them, I argued based on the points everyone made. I didn’t pretend that this was a popular uprising, because it’s not even close.

Uh yeah but how many people go on the forums? Not a lot. If you were to ask all the users on Kongregate what they think, I’d be willing to be it’s a very unpopular feature.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

Originally posted by DrunkenRampage:
Originally posted by ValenceCanary:

Rating the game poorly isn’t an effective way to protest this – we don’t see your rating.
Basically, this exists because we’re trying to recommend games more effectively and accurately, and to do that we need to know what kinds of games you like/dislike. Inaccurately rating a game with 1 star only hurts the developer of the game and your own recommendations.
If you really dislike this (or any feature), talk to us! Don’t just be passive-aggressive.

I personally don’t know much of anything about the future of this popup, but you can actually make a difference if you feel strongly about it. We listen to your feedback.

Here

Here

And here

Hey, thanks for linking my post. Yeah, search bar helps, AEBEAT.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / You've been given 1 million dollars to donate to any Kongregate game developer.

Nerdook. His originality is great, and he’s transitioning over to Steam. I’d like to see more of his stuff there.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

If you’re so concerned about salary and you aren’t making anything with your current job (I assume that’s making shit poor games?) you should try a new profession.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

Originally posted by player_03:

jmtb02 played some of this guy’s games just before they were removed. And they. Are. Hilarious.

The main character is (was) clip art of an old guy on a motorcycle, and his goal was to jump over random spikes. At one point there’s a low-flying airplane carrying more spikes. The platforms, spikes, and plane were of course in exactly the same place in each game. Even the jungle-themed one.

There were poorly-explained controls, counter-intuitive mechanics, and each time you died you had to click through multiple screens of ads, from three or four different ad providers. But the best part was how the mouse disappeared on one of these screens, and if you missed the button, you clicked an ad instead.

At the end of the level it attempted to play a Mochi ad, but since Mochi is gone it just waited forever. We never found out if there was a level 2.

The only thing that could have added to the experience would have been Comic Sans.


Protip: It’s not Kongregate’s fault if you only get $3 per month. Spend your time making high-quality games, not churning out ad-filled ones.

Cop maybe you should listen to this guy since he makes real games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The epitome of annoying

Originally posted by Mousethecat:

If this is a split test, how come I haven’t seen any posts saying something like “It doesn’t pop-up for me.”

Good point, didn’t think of that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The epitome of annoying

Originally posted by trickyrodent:

Well, there’s actually a reason for it. Basically, we’re working toward being able to improve our game recommendations for each user, and perhaps eventually have the homepage display different categories depending on what people tend to like. (It’s great to have so many games, but it can also be a little overwhelming— we want to help each person find the games they are most likely to enjoy.) In order for that to work, we need to gather a lot more data points about what you like.

It’s possible that this isn’t the best way to go about that, though, and the product team will use this thread as part of their feedback. As always, they’ll balance this information with responses from the tens of thousands of people who play games but don’t post in the forums. I have some guesses, but it will be interesting to see!

It’s great to hear from a staff member for this rating system. I hope that you guys find this to be helpful.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

If you were truly so mad about it you would have left Kong by now, accepting the inevitability of your problem (one which does not exist). No, you’re just a troll.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The epitome of annoying

Originally posted by Sighaknight:

How many people were expecting their username in the OP? :D

Err what?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The epitome of annoying

The “rate this game” pop up that takes over my chat feed. Seriously, I know how to rate a game, and I will certainly rate it if I want to. You don’t have to make it pop up every single time I haven’t rated the game.

EDIT: Thanks for the reply, Trickrodent! Listen, I’m also not mad. I love Kong… but this detracts from my fun a bit.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The new reincarnation game is a testement to why the flash gaming industry is declining.

Don’t forget the rise of premiums. Pay for better items, more levels, I don’t want that shit.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Mike DA BEAR! (Kongpanion)

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

wow another bear kongpanion

this is getting unBEARable

You shouldn’t complain, you got your crow.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Mike DA BEAR! (Kongpanion)

Nice belly-button, Mike.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why Was He Banned?

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

Odd how an account made yesterday already cares about a chat reg

what I’m saying is obvious alt is obvious

Yep, nice try guy, but if you got banned by the mods, serve your freaking time like a real man.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Fishy Waters seems like a pretty badge-able game. It’s not too hard so it doesn’t need to have much more than maybe an easy or medium, plus it fits the criteria.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Thok:

I sort of want the easy for Pixelo to be “Buy a badge” or “Equip a Badge”. But I’ve also forgotten how long it takes for the profile shop to open. (To be fair, that not just the fault of Pixelo: my home internet was out for 10 days in that period.)

I’ve completed the last puzzle on hard (specifically solving puzzles to get to that puzzle quickly), and there doesn’t seem to be any in-game badge tied to it. I’m nowhere close to unlocking all of the hard puzzles, much less solving all of the hard puzzles.

Personally I suck at math, and these types of games… I was able to beat the first page on easy, so that’s something for me at least. I think that though, beating the first page on easy is sufficient enough for easy. Hell, if I could beat it, it’s probably a good choice. It was easy enough for everyone to do it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JayArS2:
Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by champion17:

I don’t know if it has been suggested but maybe badge Electric Man 2HS? It’s old though.. 2007 I think.

I really wanted to badge this game when it was still new, but it was uploaded by the sponsor and not the developer, so they don’t have access to the source code.

the only chance for that game to be badged is to force the dev. to upload his game on the site and add stat. too

Originally posted by PlatypusMan:

Greg, as you probably read I just posted about Cardinal Quest 2. What are the chances of that getting badged you think?


this

Oh no. :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Greg, as you probably read I just posted about Cardinal Quest 2. What are the chances of that getting badged you think?