Recent posts by HikariStarshine on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / 31 May 2013 room removals/mergings

I don’t have access to the Mod forums anymore, hence the question regarding specific room merging information. :) I’d looked through those two threads already on that one. Thanks for clarifying that the mods don’t have that information either, though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / 31 May 2013 room removals/mergings

Well, that was interesting. One minute I’m in my normal chat room, then I change games and suddenly I’m not only somewhere else, but my old room is missing.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Mythica was in the second batch of mergings, given that it’s no longer in the chatroom list. A shame about that; I rather enjoyed that room, even if I hadn’t been able to be active in there in a long time just due to when my available hours are now.

Inactive enough to lose my Moderator privileges, in fact. And while I admit I don’t miss those privileges and the responsibility that came with them that much, I can’t help thinking there may just be a thread in the Mod-only forum that at least specifies which rooms got merged into which rooms.

Is there any chance, perhaps, that someone could get a list of exactly what happened as far as which rooms got mixed into which rooms posted on this side of the moderators-only curtain, so that there’s a bit more clarity from this side of things?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Private Message content-censor question

Well, I’m not sure what else it could be; I was consistently tripping the content warning with ‘shipping’ in my messages, and replacing that one word was consistently fixing the problem. And it was doing it both on the site and in the mobile app, so it’s not my browser.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Private Message content-censor question

So, why exactly is the word ‘shipping’ blocked in the private message system? I wasn’t aware that that word is objectionable, but I can’t seem to send private messages (or, presumably, shouts) that contain it.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Conceptis games causing logout for no apparent reason

Safari doesn’t offer ‘one day’. :/ Safari offers ‘Kongregate.com’. And then wipes things that Safari hasn’t ever seen, things that I’d played with Firefox or Chrome instead.

&@$% you, Apple.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Conceptis games causing logout for no apparent reason

GAH!

Yes, it appears to have fixed the issue… along with, it seems, wiping my progress on every game on the site that stored data locally. Dammit, Safari, you need to offer more precise ways of clearing cached data than ‘kill everything from this site’. And I thought Flash was storing its cache elsewhere, too…

Oh well. Half of those games were things I needed to start over on again, anyways.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Conceptis games causing logout for no apparent reason

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Conceptis

Every single game from this user account is doing it. I haven’t seen it happen on any other game anywhere else on the site… Just the ones by this company. It’s particularly frustrating as the save files seem to be stored on the server rather than locally, so in order to load my progress, I have to get the front-loaded ad to pop up when I’m not logged in, and log in before the ad finishes so that my username is delivered to the server when the game itself starts loading.

I’m also being told by other users that they’re not having the same issue, so I really don’t know what’s causing this thing. Of course, I’m not sure what would send Kongregate’s servers a logout request for my account, either.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Conceptis games causing logout for no apparent reason

As the title says… Any time I try to play a Conceptis game, when the game I’m trying to play loads up, I’ve been logged out. Navigating to any other game on the site doesn’t log me out, and in fact will log me back in if I’ve been logged out by a Conceptis game, but… this is a bizarre behaviour, to say the least.

For reference: Mac OSX 10.6.8, running Safari 5.1.2

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Recommended Badges breaks the genre selector

As the title suggests, when looking at the badge list, if you click on Recommended Badges then try to go to a game genre, instead of giving the url, say, http://www.kongregate.com/badges?category=action as it’s supposed to, the page is directing you to http://www.kongregate.com/recommended-badges?category=action instead, which I gather is not the intended behaviour.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Official Kong Plus Thread

Oh, there’s the other chat rooms now.

OK, I’ll bite, then. Not that I do a lot of wandering around the site or anything.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Official Kong Plus Thread

So, is this active now? I notice that moderators don’t seem to get access to the K+ rooms yet, if so… does that mean that we’ll have to have certain mods that are specific to those spaces?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Kong admins should have to sign off on every ad that’s going to run on the site, to make sure they’re not going to start autoplaying something the users won’t necessarily want. I usually play with my speakers off so as not to bother other people in my environment, but turned them on to watch something on YouTube. It took me a minute or so of searching all of my tabs to figure out where the music was coming from after turning off the sound on Backyard Monsters, before finding the We the Kings ad that had started autoplaying below the bottom of my Kongregate screen and that I hadn’t even seen up to that point.

That’s not cool. If I wanted to listen to their music, I’d go to their website. I don’t need it overpowering all the other things that have sound on my computer.

Also, the admins need to be making doubly sure that games aren’t going to cause problems before giving them badges, and making the developers fix the issue before the badges roll out. LethalRPG has a memory leak issue that forced me to push through the game in about seven sessions even though I could’ve taken it in one sitting, just because it was bringing my computer to its knees.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Thought: Room Owners in chats should have their R icons followed by an M icon. I’ve lost track of how many users in my room seem to think I’m not a moderator just because I have the R instead of the M by my name.

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

Originally posted by sellyme:

There was this old game I loved, a downloadable game where you had to manouvre a Ball through a very large gameplay area. It was in a realistic environment, not bland, and there were 10 balls you could unlock, such as the Heavy ball (#3) and a flying ball. At the end you had to figure out some kind of code.

That sounds like Within a Deep Forest. Which is an awesome, if hard, game.

Originally posted by thecdog:

I played this one game where you play as a coconut and I think you were trying to get back to some tropical island. It’s in black and white, and you were able to sprout into different plants. It’s a flash game.

That’d be Sprout.

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

OK, so here’s one that I have no clue if anyone can help with…

There was an exceedingly-difficult online puzzle-adventure-something game that I came across, years ago. I don’t remember a whole lot beyond that it was crazy-hard, or at least was for me at the time. I do remember that there was something of a planet theme to it, kind of… Like, I want to say that each of the puzzles on it was associated with a planet of our solar system, like everything was within some kind of museum-planetarium-astronomy setup. I do remember that one of the specific puzzles was a long, fiddley jigsaw puzzle thing involving building a face out of vegetables, but the others were all totally different. I want to say there was a metapuzzle underneath everything else, but I never got far enough to do much with it.

Part of me wants to say it had a similar aesthetic to Samorost, but that may just be the part that’s remembering the vegetable face puzzle so clearly.

I know for sure it was a browser game, but I don’t know much else. Can’t even say if it’s still out there, at this point, alas.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Not sure if this has been suggested before, possibly it has, but… eh. I think something that’d be nice to have would be a fifth high score option to go with the time-based and friendlist-based ones, set to the people active in the same chatroom you’re in. Or maybe just all the people who’re set to go there when they log in. Either way, something that lets you compare scored with the people you’re chatting with, without having to add every single one to your friendlist.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kong at PAX 2009?

So, uh, PAX in two days.

Yeah.

I’ll be sporting buttons with my avatar on ‘em. Might give people some if they find me and offer me a trade. Or if they’re Kong admins, just on principle.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / escape da room writers

‘You are in a room. You don’t know why. The door is locked. Get out. Escape game go!’

Seriously, why do you need a storyline for an escape game?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What was this game?

If you’re not talking about a flash game, that sounds like you’re talking about Freelancer.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / i Think scary games should be banned

I’m less worried about the horror-themed games, and more worried about dreck like Torture Game. I feel that that shouldn’t be here, honestly.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why are there no sigs on Kongregate?

Hey guys, let’s make Kongregate more like all the other sites with thousands of users where people abuse the signature rules even though the mods tell them to stop, instead of keeping it with its own look and feel and keeping it from being an issue at all! THIS IS TOTALLY THE BETTER OPTION!

</sarcasm>

Seriously. If you want a signature, copy-paste one into your posts.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Room Name, VOTE! Round 2!

If you name it Bowser’s Castle and your room mod isn’t named Bowser, you’re advertising falsely.

I’d rather see Goomba Occupation Zone in the room list than Bowser’s Castle or Koopa Troopa Academy. It’s far more original.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question for people

Originally posted by Jon509:

I think its a paradox and cant really exist so yeah

If god is all-powerful, god is not all-powerful. If god is not all-powerful, god still isn’t all-powerful. Hmmmm. Nope, no paradox there. Clearly, god is not all-powerful.

Oops, answered it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question for people

It’s Discordian. I like it.

But I won’t try to answer it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kong at PAX 2009?

Is there going to be official Kong presence, this year? I’m still wondering what a Kong booth in the exhibitor hall would look like…