Recent posts by Irasfel on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Game hover design changes and ratings on game hovers

Well actually Yottabyte, if they were improved/repaired to fix the annoying points outlined above, I’d call them insanely useful to me. Key words though those last 2. Thing is I really often decide whether I really want to bother to click on a game, let it load, and check it out based on the game description. That being the case, being able to see the full descrip without clicking the page is awesome. It’s just the implementation that’s pretty much wonk due to the major issues of cropping and uncontrollable spawn on rollover that make it annoying I feel.

Mind you no one died and made me every Kong user – I don’t know how many of us do that/like to do things that way. But, I can’t help but feel the ability to find out what the heck the description of something is before you click it is really pretty unholy basic to any sort of web page listing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Game hover design changes and ratings on game hovers

Ugh WTB fingers that work. Sorry – “page rates = game rates” and “rare scammers= rate scammers.” Had to scoot over to a natural layout keyboard for that last post. Natural my arse ;p Stupid typos.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Game hover design changes and ratings on game hovers

Oh, and as far as page rates before going to the game page? Seriously – what the hell are you ON? Are you trying to make life easier for rare scammers? Cause you just did. May as well forget game of the month prizes entirely, as you just made the whole process about 902348 times faster to automate. Yeah, I’m sure you can have auto-click and too fast click detection – but the scammers know about that crap too. Funny that.

Use your heads guys, c’mon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Game hover design changes and ratings on game hovers

What Electronic said. If you’re going to do that, then post the entire description to the game list page. Yeah, that would lead to less games/page or uneven display probably, which was why the whole hover game description thing was actually useful. Those two things being obvious givens, here, lemme help out ;p

Primus: put it back, as an OPTION. Let us decide. I know, WTF right?

Secundus: Lock the hover box the top of the screen, or alternatively the bottom of the box to the bottom of the screen. No more of this "Let’s cut off the bottom half of the box cause the game we were on is near the bottom of the window. That part was hateful, and easily correctable.

Tertius: Make the pop up box action a little button to click instead of just mousing over. This way we don’t get 52 different descrip boxes trying to load if we happen to try to click on something and gods forbid move over a bunch of games while we do it. Yes, that part was hateful too.

Since this is Kong, and apparently we don’t do user options around here I’ll guess that the first part is bound to be ignored no matter what. But the second and third suggestions make pop up descriptions useful, non-irritating, and working with any resolution/page position of the game/whatever. How hard would that really be?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Whats is Worst Rated COMMENT on kong.

Originally posted by bobby71983:

i got -11 for saying that raze 2 sucks(it does)

i was disappointed with the kong community, i feel i deserved at least -30, -11 is like saying you dont even care :(

If that’s what you said, you did indeed get -11 for it, and it should have been more ;p Then again I’d make “It’s great!” -11 too if I could. Specifics dammit, specifics are important! Hey it’s great or this is utter shite is of no use in improving or winnowing an already good or bad game, tell us what’s so amazing or so soul-destroyingly crappy.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Devs: For Games That Need Non-Kong Sites for Javascript Use, Please List That Site In The Descrip?

Seriously – it’d help a lot. Anymore a great deal of the saner users of the net aren’t allowing just anything to run javascript, and when your game requires a connection back to whatever website to run, we end up getting an error trying to play your game. Next we have the fun of trying to sort through all the possible sites that are running sides Kong (10+ easily usually) and figuring out which one is the problem child and then enabling each possibility to see if we got it right.

Kind of annoying really. It’d save a lot of hassle for many to just note that your game requires that you authorize whatever.com in order to run the game.

No it’s not the end of the world, but it’s not that fun to have to do all the time either. Really be appreciated :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Comment censure

Hiding’s been a problem ever since it was implemented, as Cap. Catface has said. But also people want a way to get rid of “First!” and other such useless crap. Frankly, I’m surprised a modification that’s been presented several times hasn’t been adopted, and that’s to simply add a third button. Instead of just + or -, add a “Useless” or the like button that people can press when something is just plain stupid. Sure, it’ll still be abused, nearly anything will. But at least it’ll give people an “I don’t agree” button that doesn’t mean the comment will never see the light of day again.

Sometimes Devs WANT to see that kind of thing, if some users are complaining that feature X sucks – but it has 15 downmarks you know you have something that irritates just a few, but still might be worth looking at to see if there’s a solution to make everyone ok with it. You don’t get that options when fanbois nuke any negative comment straight into the ether.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Firefox 3.6.28 - Flash Windows Cutting Off Edges Of Games

I’ll be damned to monkeys – that does indeed work perfectly! Thanks very much – sir, madam or whatever you may be. You’ve been of an enormous help! :)

Mods, if you see this and want to delete it that’s fine as it’s been answered quite thoroughly – or leave it for other Firefox sufferers heh. Whatever works.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Firefox 3.6.28 - Flash Windows Cutting Off Edges Of Games

Oh – forgot to mention – although they weren’t disabled at the time I took the screenshots, I have indeed already tried disabling all addons/etc. that I’m currently running with Firefox to see if that would help – no dice – so that’s not it it seems.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Firefox 3.6.28 - Flash Windows Cutting Off Edges Of Games

Just to get it over with to start, don’t turn this into a “Upgrade to modern Firefox noob!” or “No New Firefox Sucks Donkeys.” Ain’t relevant to the problem, and I really don’t care what others want to do with their own browsers. This is about mine, and the problems I’ve been having.

Take anything else to another thread please, unless you’ve had the same/similar issues to report, etc. Thanks.

When I try to play certain games, the flash display inside the little game window is cut off. I.E. I can only see about the center 80% of the screen, 20% all around the edges is cut off and not visible. While this doesn’t sound like much, in a lot of games critical buttons/information are often at the top, bottom, or sides of the screen – leaving me at best highly handicapped playing that game, or at worst unable to play it at all because something absolutely necessary is cut off and unreachable.

In the games that have not disabled it, clicking “Show All” in the right click Flash options DOES fix this, but the majority of developers seem to have disabled it’s appearance in the right click menu, so most of the time that isn’t an option.

If you can look into this I’d appreciate it. If you don’t/won’t want to deal with the older Firefox, or messing with what might be causing this – I’ll be disappointed but I do understand as I am using a browser that’s officially not entirely supported/up to spec. But if you can, I’d appreciate some help.

Here are some examples (screenshot links) that show some games that are affected by this problem so you can see what I mean:

Cut-off here on Kong – Ratminator
http://s7.postimage.org/wrxnfsgbf/Ratminator_Blocked.jpg

Not so on Yo! Arcade – Ratminator
http://postimage.org/image/qplvuojev/

Cut-off here on Kong – Epsilon Strain
http://s18.postimage.org/ky456jl5l/Epsilon_Strain_Blocked.jpg

Not so on MaxGames – Epsilon Strain
http://s7.postimage.org/yrs1cfesb/Epsilon_Strain_Unblocked.jpg

As you can see it goes beyond mere esthetics into “I can’t see buttons I need to be able to see and click on to play!” here "/

Any help you can offer would be appreciated – thanks for your time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "Decision": First medium badge glitch

Also having the Decision boss badge issue, refuses to recognize that I’ve killed a boss in the past – full 100% game so obviously I have more than once ;p

As for the “OMG just enjoy stuff” crowd – really… NO. What is the point of having badges at all if we’re just going to say oh never mind guess you’re screwed – after all who cares right? Let’s just remove all badges from everyone and the entire site hell with it! No? You think people might just get irked?

Seriously of all the braindead answers I’ve seen, what amounts to “It’s not important to me, so you should shut up” takes the cake. Get over yourself and get out of the way of people trying to get technical support on an entirely legitimate issue. Kthx.

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

Any time you provide access to something people want, but only provide it to some users and not others (in this case badges etc to mobile types only) you’re asking for it, period. Invariably the people on the have-not side are gonna feel pretty back of the bus. It’s almost never worth it – I guess Kong’s just figuring this out? ;p

Don’t discriminate based on method of access, even when the reward is question is just basically bragging rights. Just pisses people off needlessly with little or no commensurate return.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Spammer *Comments* Remain Uncleansed

Mods, I know you guys do a good job getting on the spammers in their forum threads, but time and time again I find comments still showing form users that have been banned for some time. Perhaps someone needs to make a mod-script just for spammers that goes through and vapes ALL their comments anywhere? Reporting 59 comments one at a time pretty much breaks user fingers after a while heh ;p Anyway – can we please get someone in there vacuuming up after these idiots in the game comments as well as in the forums? TA.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / My solution to the comment rating system

Heh – you’d think Exemp but it wouldn’t help. Why do you think you can almost always tell the morons from those use a language other than English as their first? Those with language issues usually post things that obviously have some thought behind them (You almost HAVE to care a bit to struggle through a language you are not great with to write a comment!) The morons DO know better rules/grammar/general sanity-wise, and could probably pass your basic test pretty easily just to get access. And then immediately revert to writing like a tard – welcome to the internet, where the lack of the possibility of “Swift pop in the face” corrective action has lead to the world being a giant douche. ’Cause it CAN – why else?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / My solution to the comment rating system

Reiterating a bit buried in the beginning of this – some of us don’t have much of a level for various reasons. I don’t mess with ratings, I do leave what I hope are useful comments, unless the game is utter and horrible trash in which case I’ll say so. I’d hate to think that I’d be sidelined because I can’t be fussed to use an arbitrary 1-5 – I’d rather leave specifics pros and cons. Basing comments on level is a bloody pointless idea, Child Protective Services would be after you in 5 minutes for throwing out all those babies ;p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How would you "clean up" the site?

Well, may as well throw my 2 cents in, although I’ve never much paid attention to levels, I suppose it would be a decent way to at least keep the “make an account and scream” kiddies away. But yes something fairly low, you don’t want new users to feel like they’re being marginalized – that’s pretty lethal for any site. As for the general nastiness factor of chats… yeah really in the end you need mods to get a handle on that. And it’s bloody hard to find people you want to do that – I’m afraid I really don’t have any constructive ideas on how to obtain more. Sort of sad but true – real control of idiots requires the dedicated presence of people to do the controlling, in the end anything else can be gotten around or gets so draconian it drives non-idiots nuts.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Missing Game?

Wow… weird. That link works for me – but it absolutely won’t come up on search. Ugh. Well not the first time I’ve had trouble with the Kong search, seems to have a peculiar dislike for my computer. Thanks very much Lucas, really appreciate it.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Missing Game?

Perhaps I’ve just been smoking heaping bowls of crack, but the other day was playing a “Storm The House” style parapet defense game using a bow, vs. assorted skeletons. Can’t recall the name, but it had quite a bit of promise. It seems to have disappeared utterly off the face of Kong – or perhaps I’m just a searchtard. Anyone know whether I’m losing it, or the tooth fairy attacked and ate the game? Confuzzled "/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Elona Shooter 2?

Or, to summarize – if you’re gonna make games for a living, you want to realize that a VAST majority of potential buyers are NOT down with getting it in the butt after 3 hours of play cause some RNG dropped a 1.

’Nuff said.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Elona Shooter 2?

The point trying to be made mostly I think Beef, is that a large percentage of players aren’t into “Utter randomness omg die or live based on completely random shiz rofl” kinda games. Chilling that kind of crap out and making it more into something you can deal with with skill and learning, and not be backshot by some pointless BS outta nowhere would increase the appeal to a large percentage of gamers. Yes, I’m aware of what roguelikes are, yes I’m aware that’s a major factor there.

I’m also aware that there is a reason that roguelikes are NICHE game genre. Do the math here.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Top rated comments problem

Truth said Pho, I think the problem is that the way the response was darn near universally “What the Sam Hell Nooooo?!!!” people were probably thinking a rollback was in order, returning to what we at least liked better than the mess we have now. Instead y’all have just left up a pretty hated system while you think about it. And you wonder why people spam you about it? I mean… I don’t mean to be a dick here but who’s fault is that one? ;p If you get a response that awful on something like this roll it the heck on back, THEN think of something else to do. AFTER ;p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / About the new comments system

Official enough for you?

Honestly – not at all. I STILL see “Oh well it’s still good but we are trying to think of a way that you can see other stuff if you click here and …” Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. The default tab is what 99% of the users are gonna look at exclusively. Leave the default tab even remotely laden with these “uprated” comments and the problem will just remain the same. A “we’ll add other stuff to what’s broken so people can click on the non-broken system tabs to see stuff that might be useful” implementation would be a rather grand waste of time for all involved.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Recent Comments

40529139890132 times JaumeBG, or until someone responsible for implementations stops drinking the kool-aid and admits that the new implementation is far from an improvement, and is actually worse than what we had.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / About the new comments system

Please keep this one alive people – the comments system implementation is severely whacked. Unfortunately all I’m seeing in the way of official replies amounts to "Well it works really, you just have to (A, B, D, Q, X, 82…) We need something that works without having to open new pages, harass friends into in effect just bumping comments, or displaying just the first few comments that people happened to like. The new comments system is NOT an improvement for the love of monkeys. Can we get someone to actually ADMIT IT? Any time you have to justify something with “It works if” it ain’t done right people ;p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Better Kongregate Firefox Add-on [UPDATED: Oct 23, 2012]

Err – to clarify – all other elements of the game’s page outside the box the game and the chat/achievement/game instruction/description are in are displaying fine. It’s the box the game and associated elements runs in that is showing with the actual game cut off somewhere off screen to the left.