Recent posts by navysealltblue on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Opinion: Kongregate is stagnating...

Originally posted by d_e_s_t_r_o_y:

Navy everything here is what you think. Not what anyone else thinks. We are all different people. Some people do enjoy idle games.

I’m not claiming that there isn’t a single good idle game. I’ve enjoyed a few idle games. I am merely claiming that their simplicity enables mass-production of crappy ones that flood out good games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Opinion: Kongregate is stagnating...

xQuack: “So you’re saying if my AAA game gets beat out by an F game that I won’t submit any of my other future games and get free money that I wouldn’t get unless I uploaded said games?”

I am saying that if your AAA game gets beat out by an F game, and you don’t get prize money that you would have otherwise, you might think twice about submitting it here, as opposed to getting an exclusive with a competitor’s website and getting their money instead.

AEBEATIAxSOOKIES: Thanks for the compliment on the post.
I could search through the new section, but with the sheer volume of newly submitted items, I feel like that would be a waste of time.
My general Kong play strategy is: open kongregate.com/contests, play games that are new, and are trending, return later to claim badges.
That should be “Best of ‘New’” but unfortunately, it is, as we are discussing, drowned out by garbage.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Opinion: Kongregate is stagnating...

I’ve been a Kongregate user for quite some time now.
I feel that recently, two issues have become much more frequent an occurrence and are slowly damaging the website.

The first is an overabundance of idle games. While idle games themselves are not necessarily an issue, generally speaking, most idle games are not engaging, are poorly made, and aren’t worthy of achievements, badges, or replay.

The second is the increasing amount of spam-developers. Generally, these developers release massive amounts of games of poor quality, and they mysteriously get incredible amounts of high ratings, artificially boosting them up in the rankings and pushing good games out of the weekly and monthly rankings.

Both hurt actual developers of good games by inappropriately knocking them out of the running for weekly and monthly rewards. If developers of good games are deprived of monetary reward for their games, it further damages the website by disincentivizing developers from submitting their games. Why submit to Kongregate before other competitors if there is a risk that your game will be drowned out by the din of these other games?

Both issues are difficult to automagically repair, but need to be before the website slips further away.

Feel free to reply, debate, flame, or ignore. I just thought that it was worth commenting about as I feel this website has gone downhill as of late.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat with "Plugins blocked by default"

My Chromium is set to “Click to play” for plugins. This means that until I click a box where flash content is, it won’t load and run. This works fine for games on the site, however it would appear that the chat seems to use flash, and I do not have the ability to click anything to allow the flash in the chat to run. I would like to whitelist the chat flash file, but haven’t had much luck. With some guessing from peeking at a page’s source, I’ve tried whitelisting: api.kongregate.com, chat.kongregate.com, bosh1.kongregate.com, of1.kongregate.com, internal.kongregate.com, and konduit.kongregate.com. With all of that in my whitelist, chat still doesn’t connect. Adding kongregate.com allows chat to work, but that defeats the purpose of allowing me to choose when flash runs (ie when a game starts). If the specific thing to whitelist is at kongregate.com and not a subdomain, more details on it so that I can whitelist just it, would be appreciated. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Bug Reports and Issues

I too get “An error has occured: [SecurityErrorEvent type=”securityError" bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 text=“Error #2048”]" in chrome. In fact, I get it relatively frequently (every hour or two)

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

Originally posted by navysealltblue:

I’ve been trying to recall a relatively indie game on Kongregate. I seem to recall it coming out within the last 6 months, but don’t hold me to that. It basically had a grid, with red,green,blue, and yellow sides. The goal of the game was to, step by step, build logic circuits that were tested against a variety of inputs. for instance, it might be “implement something that rotates the first character to the last place” For all intents and purposes, it was like programming, but a game. The things that you would make could then be used as components for future builds, with ingame badges for speed, space, efficiency and correctness. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

Figured out my own: Jahooma’s LogicBox

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

I’ve been trying to recall a relatively indie game on Kongregate. I seem to recall it coming out within the last 6 months, but don’t hold me to that. It basically had a grid, with red,green,blue, and yellow sides. The goal of the game was to, step by step, build logic circuits that were tested against a variety of inputs. for instance, it might be “implement something that rotates the first character to the last place” For all intents and purposes, it was like programming, but a game. The things that you would make could then be used as components for future builds, with ingame badges for speed, space, efficiency and correctness. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / the game, Accelerator, is fried

In my experience, the start of a Unity3D game on Kongregate has about a 75% chance of causing Flash to go unresponsive. I generally play in Chrome so that Flash can be killed independently of the browser. That being said, Not all of Kongregate’s reporting services will work if Flash is killed, just be wary of that fact.

Hope that helps _

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kongregate Arcade, Android App: Unsupported

I have a device that is deemed “unsupported.” By the same token, Adobe does not officially support ARMv6 processors, however, I have a version that does support ARMv6, and am able to successfully play flash games on the Kongregate Mobile site. Is there a reason, beyond the Flash issue, that is behind the error message that my device isn’t supported? If Flash is the only barrier, is there any chance that the application can be unlocked to allow any device to install it? I’d really like to use the official application rather than the mobile site if at all possible.

Thanks for the help in advance, and I hope my rambling at this hour is somewhat comprehensible :P

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Suggestions

Side note, if page one the last time synapticon responded in this thread? because i scrolled through 20 before I gave up scrolling

Another suggestion, regarding coding of the 50 turn rule:

if (deck count0){ if (assault cards of either player0) { auto end battle after 5 turns}
else optional prompt for quit battle after 10 turns}

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Suggestions

On the profile page, it’d be nice to get a blowup of the card, the same way you do in combat and in deck building. This would be nice from the standpoint of looking at all of the cards that one has, one doesn’t, and all of the cards in their totality. This could influence the way that someone chooses to purchase decks, calculating which cards they could or could not get. This would also be a worthwhile improvement because the darkened cards are impossible to tell what they are.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Redeming PowerUp Points

The thing that bothers me most is the fact that at 15 powerup points a day, for 2650 ( ithink it was…) pups for 50 kreds, would take half a year….

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Start Screen not loading again!

lol dmasterd, all that minus the error are css issues, with styling the webpage….

The error sounds interesting…. certainly could be related to the issue at hand…

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Start Screen not loading again!

@steven71, yes that works to get you logged into a game, however that method wont allow you to access the energy shop or your own maps…. as the second you leave the room, it reauthenticates the kong user and locks them out.

I think QRious should comp massive energy for every kong user locked out currently XD

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Start Screen not loading again!

lol DmasterD, if you have warnings in your error console, pastebin them so the dev can look into it…

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Start Screen not loading again!

Just a quick update, I checked in a VM in a different browser, I was told it’s server lag, but since it tends to only hit certain users and hits them near constantly, I propose it may be handling of certain users….

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Stuck on the Splash Screen

Alright, thanks. Just a tad annoying since I was working hard to unlock things from the energy shop.

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Start Screen not loading again!

Same, I tried clearing my cache and tried logging in from inside one of my VMs. Unfortunately, I only had IE to test, but if it’s not an IE issue, I propose it’s an issue with particular user accounts…

 
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Topic: Everybody Edits / Stuck on the Splash Screen

Anyone else having this problem?
I tried clearing my cache. Any idea what is going on?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Seafight] Kongregate users are restricted in capability

I just looked into the issue via their official forums, and Kongregate users are not allowed to change their ingame username, their email or password associated with their account because they started playing through Kongregate.
Two big issues with this:
One:Users can only play while logged into their kongregate account while on Kongregate.com
Two:In a game where guilds can form wars and non-aggression pacts, these are normally denoted by altering one’s username to reflect guild tags. Kongregate users cannot do this. Kongregate users are also advertising their kongregate username without the ability to change it to something else if these so choose.

Here starts the official petition on Kongregate to get the creators of the game to change their functionality to allow Kongregate Users the same game benefits that all others enjoy. Especially since people may be paying Kreds for in game features.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New (Minor) Kongregate Version (CR 2010.04.28)

I’m glad that you guys rollws out some system of putting top and newest comments on the game page, however in this minor fix, you also removed the weekly and montly game ratings contests for facebook recommendations. I am really not a “fan” of this idea. I think it will stifle site growth and limit the likelihood that people will play new games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] Bug: Poison Quilltoads mission

I was poisoned and was flying toward the teleporter in an attempt to heal myself. I died the instant before I got a change to heal, and since I was midflight, post-mortem, I continued to fly, up and off the screen, freezing the game. Menu buttons stopped responding. This occurred in Chrome on WinXP at the Sewer checkpoint.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Lateral Walkthrough *MASSIVE SPOILERS*

maybe I missed seeing it, but poker-5?