Recent posts by Mousethecat on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Is one greg enough?

Originally posted by Maritos:
Originally posted by Holy2334:

Greg needs an apprentice to take under his wing, and raise him to be a badge creator like himself. (Not me though, I’m already busy with 1000000 other things to help out with badges).

I still don’t understand why Precarious still wasn’t taken. His suggestions are pretty consistent. Also, most of time, his suggestions are basically what greg ends up adding anyway.

Exactly what I was thinking.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is one greg enough?

How does everyone else feel about new badges? They’re exciting, right? No? Well why not?

It seems like a lot of people feel that there just aren’t enough new badges, especially any time greg has a few extra days off. I remember Rawismojo used to make new badges, since then, it just feels like one person isn’t enough. New badges are one of the things that keep me interested in the site, and it would be cool if there was a more steady stream of them.

I petition that we clone greg, and force the clone to play games and make new badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Looking for a certain game

Sounds kinda like The King’s League. http://www.kongregate.com/games/kurechii/the-kings-league

Also, there’s a thread devoted entirely to asking people to help you remember a game you forgot: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/3-general-gaming/topics/57132-the-what-was-that-game-called-thread

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are Moderators Always a Necessary Force?

I don’t particularly agree with using mutes as a long term solution. It’s like putting up your own personal wall in chat. It serves it’s purpose well, but has a tendency to cause confusion, which was a point brought up in the OP; as also mentioned, the users who tend to not like to mute users are also the vocal supporters of mods. In my experiences, they’re also the ones that tend to perpetuate the problem by responding to the same people they don’t want to hear from. I think the better solution is to encourage users to not respond to anything they have a problem with, because responding only encourages the problem-behavior.

As for mods, they’re kinda like the Maxwell’s Demons of chat. The goal is essentially to decrease the entropy of the setting and promote order, which is accomplished by helping establish the boundaries and acting against forces trying to disrupt the setting.

Mutes are an individual tool. A selective barrier that can be used to shield one’s self. Mods are a construct. Every user in the room will become aware of them just by looking at them, and the population can be altered by it based on their feelings about it.

Mods and mutes are two entirely different things trying to accomplish the same goal. The effectiveness of either will depend entirely on the setting.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Are Moderators Always a Necessary Force?

There’s pretty much nothing I have to say that hasn’t already been covered, mostly by Stots. The way the process works now is pretty much designed around avoiding the problem you’re describing from happening in the first place.

Given the parameters of the example (A room that has no mods and does fine without them), the main way the assumed problem would really occur is if a global mod shows up. When this happens, the mods presence usually only acts as a catalyst that causes a reaction and changes how the users behave, which is something you already pointed out. This almost always happens, and I can count on one hand the amount of times I went into a “foreign” room, and had seamlessly joined the on-going conversation without anyone acting funny or even paying any attention to the fact that I’m a mod. It’s a refreshing experience.

There’s probably at least a few instances where a user was modded in an otherwise modless room, and it caused a negative backlash. I don’t have any insight on that, but perhaps someone who has had that experience might notice this thread and give their $.02.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thank you Kongregate

+1 @ Ubermorgen’s post. Particularly the “If someone has the mindset of a victim, they’ll always think they’re being attacked.” part.

Also +1 to cargo’s post, especially where he mentions “Once you learn to look past these silly little remarks people make about you then your life will improve greatly.”. I would have worded everything a little different, but the point here is that you have the ability to negate the power other people have over you here by not listening to them and not responding to them. By responding to the bullying, you are perpetuating the problem by satisfying the desire some people have to devalue others.

I’m not going to say that the world isn’t sometimes a dark and terrible place, or that people aren’t sometimes horrible monsters. That would be foolish. But the world also has it’s moments of bliss and beauty, and people can sometimes be wonderful angels. You only have so much time, and while you don’t always have the choice in how you spend that time, you do always have the choice in how you experience it. Having a bad attitude will likely cause you to have more bad experiences, and vice versa.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Black Backgrounds?

Seriously, what is the point of this split test? Just implement it and give users the option to toggle it on or off.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How would you react if you logged onto your account and you had every single badge?

I’d be angry.

Also, bumping your threads that quickly is poor etiquette, not to mention a bit desperate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Curtis' Badge of the Day Reviews

Originally posted by MmeBunneh:

Personally I think for a potentially more efficient set up (as this gets longer into more pages) is to use the second post he has in this thread as an ultimate list of all his reviews, link either to the individual posts here or his blog, and then use this thread as discussion for his reviews.

I don’t think a bump is necessary everyday unless posts stagnate and there aren’t new posts. Hope that made sense!

This makes the most sense, if not all of the sense.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Curtis' Badge of the Day Reviews

The set up for the thread is fine, except for the fact that he’s posting every day, bumping the thread without really adding anything new to the thread.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Curtis' Badge of the Day Reviews

Originally posted by Pokerpo:

so basically a bump thread

Someone had to say it.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / The Generosity Phenomenon

How many priests did you make before this one?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / STOP IDLE GAMES

Originally posted by bobby71983:

Anti-idle has virtually infinite non-idle gameplay, along with having the ability to idle as well.

It’s an example of how to make a good idle game. Nothing else on this site can hold a candle to it.

+1. Heck, I’ll give this +2 if I’m allowed.

I feel like I should write a lengthy post on why I think anti-idle is the best game on Kong. I’ll get around to it eventually, maybe.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / You are going to try to win the heart of your boyfriend/girlfriend by introducing him/her to a romantic night playing Kongregate games.

The Sushi Cat series.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 420th kongpanion should be a pot leaf

+

Or at least, some sort of subtle reference; If not, then just avoid the number entirely and go from 419th straight to 421st. Like how hotels will skip floor 13 because of superstition.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / STOP IDLE GAMES

!Race car!

Bobby was saying that AdVenture Capitalist has no depth. That is not a comment questioning or refuting how popular the game is.

AdVenture Capitalist (currently) does, in fact, have very little depth. I believe this to be a fact, not just an opinion; Though, I’d love to have an argument over what “depth” exactly means in this situation. If we were to compare game-depth to elevation-depth, I would consider Anti-Idle an ocean, and AdVenture Capitalist a puddle, or maybe one of those inflatable kiddie pools.

I’ve written “depth” too many times too quickly, and now it no longer seems like a proper word.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / How do you earn a lot of fame

Get a character to 232 base fame then kill it. Rinse and repeat.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / droping stuff

Back in the day, players would drop their equipment upon death and anyone could loot it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I have no opinion either way on the whole papa’s series, but the discussion is clogging the thread, which is probably making it more difficult and time-consuming for Greg to use this thread for it’s intended purpose.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Using the points that you earn.

Originally posted by BLUE_SHADE:

Not only does this create an incentive…

… To cheat and abuse the system.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ­Here is a list of games where you can spend the 1 kred u got from that seatbelt ad

Related: http://cinemassacre.com/2007/05/13/you-know-whats-bullshit-episode-2/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I don’t care what gets badged, why it gets badged, or who hates/loves which genres…

All I want is more than one person making badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate forums need serious improvements

TL;DR. -1

But seriously… I agree with what you’re saying, and I too would appreciate a newer, faster, stronger, better forum on Kong, but I have a slight aversion to change, and I’m content with how it is now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The advertisements are everywhere, even in chat

Kong has had those in-chat announcements/reminders for as long as I can remember, but they only use it maybe once every couple of months.

 
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Topic: Realm of the Mad God / Looking for someone to play RotMG with me

Did you try asking in the RotMG chat room?