Recent posts by Vara on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / "the real cost" advertisements

In contrast to everyone here who says “kong needs ads so just suck it up lol”, Kongregate actually does care about avoiding this kind of ads.

Here are instructions about how to report ads like this. At least in the past, Kongregate has been removing such ads when reported.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Sales on kreds?

Two relevant quotes for whomever is wondering about about Kongregate losing money by Kred sales:

Originally posted by jimgreer:

The value of a Kred depends on whether people buy the small, medium, or large packages, and how much Visa and Mastercard take off the top. So right now we’re estimating it at $0.09, could go a bit higher or lower.

Originally posted by Phoenix00017:

We used to use a 70% net share of item sales, but now we’ve changed to a 50% gross share. Newer games should show 50% gross, though I have no clue why your API Test is like that, unless it’s also a recently-uploaded game.

Gross is the total revenue brought in (less any exchange/government fees). Net is after we pay fees to PayPal, credit cards, etc. So, gross is greater than net, though the share percentage dropped (in large part because we now offer higher levels of support, assistance, and promotion to kreds-enabled games, and we have to pay for those additional features). Gross is also a lot simpler to understand and calculate.

Moreover, as referenced by 123aaa789, it is a matter of fact that Kred sales have happened already. They’re quite rare, but they have happened.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / KG cheats developers

The Kongregate Terms of Service are not actually important for this case. Far more relevant here is the Uploader Agreement:

Game License Uploading Agreement, Section 5:

Developer Warranties. Developer warrants and represents that: (i) Developer has the right to grant the license described in this Agreement; (ii) the Developer Materials, including code, visual, and musical elements do not infringe on the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right, or any right of privacy or publicity; (iii) the Developer Materials do not contain any viruses, corrupted files, backdoors, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect end users of the Develop Materials or the operation of the Kongregate Platform, Kongregate’s servers, or its systems, software or hardware; (iv) the Developer Materials do not contain falsehoods or misrepresentations or content that could give rise to a criminal offense, civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; and (v) Developer’s entry into this Agreement does not violate any laws, rules, or regulations which govern Developer or constitute a breach, event of default, or violation of any agreement by which Developer is bound; and (vi) the Developer Materials do not accept payments from or display dynamically served advertisements to users, nor do they provide a premium service for payment accepted elsewhere, except as authorized or provided by Kongregate.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by SachikoKotobuki:

Hello, guys!

I wanted to revisit a particular game I played once over here, but for the life of me, I can’t remember its title!

I do remember that it was a game with 8-bit graphics, and with a Zelda perspective. You are a man trapped in an island, being pursued by creatures that look like living storms. If you get caught by them, you die, but I think you can find an item that helps you repel them for a limited time, and you can also shelter yourself in caves. You could also bring flowers to a girl. The game had no music, just the sound of the monsters rumbling as they got closer to you.

So, can someone help me with this? I’ve been squeezing my brains as hard as I can, but no luck.

Thanks in advance!

I didn’t manage to find this game posted somewhere on Kongregate, but I’m fairly sure you’re talking about Where We Remain.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / General Thread

Originally posted by Taiboss:

Translate this, b*tch.

Originally posted by Taiboss:

It is no shame to use Google Translate for Japanese: after all, the chance to get a wrong sentence is 100%. In addition, I think this whole voting, unvoting, misvoting, and killing in this thread is far too ridiculous for me to join in. Thanks EEESMAN, for having ended the whole thing.

Oh, and Vara: I have never claimed that I write grammatically correct Japanese. The only language I really speak well is Deutsch Austrian. At any rate, nothing is true, everything is allowed. And I allow myself to use Google Translate.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / General Thread

Originally posted by adv0catus:

Is it just me or is this getting annoying? ._.

It’s most probably just you: we have not lynched the culprit yet, which is unforgivable.

In addition, we’ve just seen that Taiboss is relying on a third party for his communications, where this party is well-known for its screw-ups. This is overwhelming evidence that he doesn’t care about the integrity of the discussion in this thread. Therefore, he has to be Mafia.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / General Thread

Translation help:

“Omae wa mou shindeiru” / “お前はもう死んでいる” means “You are already dead.”

“Watashi wa sō wa omowanai.” / “私はそうは思わない” is a somewhat unnatural sentence pulled straight from Google Translate and means “I don’t think so.”

Vote Taiboss for using Google Translate.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Walfordking.

The deal was at least four players with Aide and at least one with Lyme.

Which means that sending in any amount of players below five will guarantee you a one hundred percent chance on being eliminated.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / General Thread

As for fifty:

The cover reads 花ゆめ (“hanayume”) which means “Flower Dreams”. It may or may not refer to this.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Like Pigjr1 said, it wouldn’t defeat the point at all. In addition to getting yourself one step closer to death by ten lists, it’s statistically disadvantageous as well.

Assume you don’t have a clue what’s going on around you and are forced to send in a random list. You could either add yourself or not add yourself to your list. Assume there are exactly eleven players with Aide and eleven with Lyme.

If you add yourself to your own list, the your win chance is ~36.7%.
If you were to not add yourself to your own list, you’d have ~55.9% chance of winning instead.

I’d recommend taking the latter option.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Originally posted by walfordking:

I didn’t refuse. Polak told you all my number after the clue that I gave on the thread. With all the lies that were going around, I didn’t want to give my number out to the special role, because I died on the first round, every single time, but not any more.

Two things.
First, if you didn’t want to give your number out to the special role, then why did you just post it publicly on the thread?
Second, if you post it publicly in the thread, why so scared of giving out your number?

I remember asking you specifically to confirm whether your number is indeed 8 as Polak guessed. You never replied. This means that you clearly refused and cannot excuse yourself with “lol polak guesed sometin”.

Unlike helltank, you didn’t even tell me you refused and just left my requests pending indefinitely (I asked you twice.)

Then, later you come to the thread and complain that nobody posted the numbers you were looking for. Meanwhile, you actively refused to trade numbers with anyone, or make any effort towards reaching your goal for that matter.

Originally posted by walfordking:

Vara was giving me 4’s so I thought he had the special role.

I never told you my number.
I never told anyone I had number 4.
This happened before helltank accused me of having the special role.

Who did you hear this from?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Most people I traded with told me their true number yesterday. However, in addition to the incredibly obvious helltank, Behemoth lied to me about his number as well.

When I asked Behemoth whether he wanted to trade numbers, he gave me a cleanly edited screenshot showing a host message telling him he has number 19. However, it turns out that Behemoth actually had number 20 after all.

Number 19 seems to belong to helltank. Simultaneously, helltank, along with walfordking, were the only players who refused to trade numbers with me.

Is this just coincidental?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Challenge results

I’ve put the user’s numbers as provided by the host into a nice, readable list for the sake of preserving the elegance of our forums.

1: Ronaga
2: EEESMAN2424
3: Funiax
4: Kadleon
5: Sarothat

6: REALInsanemonkey
7: Yiu
8: Walfordking
9: PolakXXL
10: Overfrost

11: Bluji
12: Ococca
13: Cwovictor
14: Vara
15: Pulsaris

16: DragonArcherZ
17: Hamuka
18: Lebossle
19: Helltank
20: Behemoth
21: Pigjr

Special role: Bestmte

Everyone survived.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Post Office Mafia [Finished/AAR]

It are not the admins deleting your posts, it’s the automated spam filter.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Originally posted by PolakXXL:

I think everyone had given their sets.

Why do you think so?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / UnTruth and Lies [Psychology Game][Game Over: Winners Revealed]

Name: Lune

Nickname: Lin

Do you like chocolate?
Depends on whether it’s poisoned.

Do you like the colour lime-green?
Depends on whether it’s chocolate.

Name: Lune

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

Originally posted by Kadleon:

Inactivity shouldn’t be a win condition for mafia. That’s just stupid. I am pretty sure wins aren’t awarded for activity related reasons.

The time bonus is what the mafia got in order to compensate for their lack of nightkills. If they did not have that win condition, the mafia would essentially turn into townies who just happen to know each other. The fact that the Mafia, unlike the town, does not have to do anything is what causes a significant meta difference on which could be scumhunted.

In any other general Mafia, if the entire town goes inactive, the scum will rule the lynch or at least the nightkill. This gives them a nigh-inevitable win anyway.

I think that BLOODYRAIN10001 deserves a full win.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Gun: The Mafia Victory

Originally posted by EEESMAN2424:

Ok, just wondered because I pretty we’ll sacrificed my life to get 2 or 3 people out of the way for BR… If you make another one (which could be fun if there were more actives) I’d change that rule because it could be a legit strategy of the mafia.

I know that sacrificing yourself for your team may be a valid strategy. On most mafia sites, you win the game if your team wins regardless of whether you survive or not. However, here on the FGF we can’t reasonably use that policy due to this nice thing we call the “FGF Masterthread”.

The point is that sacrificing oneself is a valid strategy for town as well. However, if everyone on the town side were to win with a town victory, then there’d be an extravagant chance that I’d have to report nine winners in a eleven player game.

Having such a high win chance would rapidly inflate the value of a win. Therefore, in order to reduce amount of winners, the Mafias on the FGF tend to require a player to survive as well for a win, in order to reduce the amount of winners. That’s pretty much the reason that you haven’t won this game.


As for making a second game, I don’t think it will happen. The concept looked nice at first, but it packed out different than expected. I think the problem is that because everyone could get killed so easily, players are afraid of speaking out against somebody else.

If you argue against somebody, then you risk that he kills you before you can kill him. Therefore you will either kill him straightaway, or do nothing. There’s no room for an actual discussion, which lead to massive inactivity later on.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Gun: The Mafia Victory

Originally posted by EEESMAN2424:

@Vara do I win too?

Sorry, but the rules state that:

From the start of the game phase, a time limit starts. If the time limit of 23 days (552 hours and 0 seconds) has been reached and nobody has won yet, all surviving mafia players win and the entire town loses.

Which means that you do not win.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Gun: The Mafia Victory

The deadline creates an important distinction between town and Mafia: while the town must figure out who the Mafia are, the Mafia does not necessarily have to do anything. This makes them play the game from a different perspective.

This is, together with the mafia knowing each other, the only difference between a townie and a mafioso; the Mafia didn’t get NK’s in this game after all.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Master Thread

The Gun: The Mafia Which Was Never Registered Here has ended.
Victory goes to BLOODYRAIN10001!

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Gun: The Mafia Victory

Mafia victory!

The Bloody Rain finally saw his chance to escape. He shot down the 50-year old Zip and then ran up his self-built stairway to heavens. Although these stairs actually reached just high enough to climb out of the saloon as an alternative exit, the open air was comparatively like heaven to him. Except with less death.

Once he was out of the saloon, he ran to the closest stable, took the first horse he hadn’t stolen already, and fled this town. He met up with his (other) buddy who had sold the previous batch of stolen horses already.

It turned out that going all the way to Texas to make money by stealing horses was comparatively too dangerous, so both of them returned back to Italy. Their boss, Eee, wasn’t too satisfied with the amount of profit they made though.

Meanwhile, the sheriff finally noticed some noises and checked up what was happening in the saloon. In there, he saw nine dead bodies as well as the Dragon Archer who was reloading his gun.


BLOODYRAIN10001, a Mafioso, has won the game!

The post-game discussion phase starts now. The Mafia achieved victory due to the time limit inevitably expiring before anyone would be able to use their Daykill again.

The Mafia were BLOODYRAIN10001 and EEESMAN2424.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Gun: The Mafia Victory

(Hamuka, hadn’t I written some rules about posting after death?)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Gun: The Mafia Victory

The presence of the almost-finished stairways to who-knows-where had a certain corroding effect on the minds of pretty much everyone in the saloon, and it drove the honourable Dragon Archer to insanity. He decided to shoot Hamuka down for reasons he didn’t even know himself.

Hamuka, a townie, was killed by DragonArcherZ.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The Eye of Madness (Epilogue - The Letter)

Yesterday, you accepted that Yiu was likely the JoaT. Yiu claimed that he had targeted Devourer that night, and the only ability he could’ve used would be his Medikit. Nevertheless, Devourer died despite being protected be Yiu.

This means that Devourer got killed by a Strongman unless Yiu was lying.