Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Saturday's BOD Problem

Okay, there’s a fix planned. From the developer:

First, we will send soulstones to all low level users to make sure they have enough to rehire heroes.

Secondly, we will activate a comeback event that will automatically rehire users’ expired main army heroes when they log in.

Lastly, we will have people standing by and be ready to reset accounts for the users upon request, which is what players do now when they find themselves with this rare issue.

This should go live at midnight tonight. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m almost done with Curl Up and Fly; those should go up on Tuesday. Probably something like this:

Easy: Earn 40 achievements

Medium: Travel 500,000 feet

Medium: Unlock all upgrades.

Make suggestions for names if you’d like!

I’m going to shoot for oO badges on Wednesday.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Not quite, Rychip! Many pixels are different, but very subtly.

Originally posted by MyNameIsNothing:

Wasn’t it 40×40 before?
Good to see you finally conform to the great 140×140.

I had to, just for this!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Haha, that is awesome, Holy. Thanks!

This is a good time to mention that I made a slight alteration to my avatar on August 1. So far I don’t think anyone has noticed the difference. The first person to find the easter egg and explain what it means will earn 1 Kongregate point. I know that might not sound like much, but this 1 Kongregate point will represent all Kongregate points in existence.

Happy hunting!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If greg was the owner of a multimillion pound gaming company, what games would you want him to make?

I want to make a video game about putting together a pick-up raid in World of Warcraft back when they required 40 people and the types of buffs weren’t consolidated. You’d need to get all the right buffs from all the right classes put into all the right groups, but people would be constantly complaining and leaving/going AFK, and you’d need to keep spamming chat in order to recruit new members. But most of them wouldn’t have good enough gear anyway, so you’d have to filter through them while juggling everything else.

Originally posted by player_03:

Wait a minute…

Very true!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Saturday's BOD Problem

Originally posted by LouWeed:

You Have To Burn The BotD

Actually, yeah, that’s probably a likely candidate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Saturday's BOD Problem

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I’ve sent the developer an email, and we’re going to change the BotD to something else if it’s not fixed by tomorrow. The new badge will be something especially short/easy due to the late notice.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Yeah, oO actually does seem like a pretty good candidate for an impossible badge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I just sent the developer an email about the oO API. It currently only submits on game load and not when scores are actually achieved.

Starting tonight, I’ll be on vacation (another one?!) until next Tuesday, but please feel free to make oO badge suggestions until then and I’ll take a look once I get back.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you own gamestop shares, you should have all your accounts on Kongregate unbanned

This is true. You can indeed get your account unbanned if you own GameStop stock. Here’s the process:

Step 1. Attend shareholder meetings.

Step 2. Use your shares to vote on board members.

Step 3. Once your preferred board members have been appointed, instruct them to appoint you (or a close friend) as CEO.

Step 4. With CEO powers, transfer yourself to the Kongregate division of GameStop.

Step 5. Within the Kongregate division, you will have admin tools that will allow you to unban any account.

The next shareholder meeting is June 2015. Good luck!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by anachorete:

Reading these endless pages of deaf discussion is more painful than any badge. But we should definitely badge oO!

+1 to both statements.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Listerine:

Does that mean if I keep on plugging Rise of Champions here, you’ll badge it?
/s

I’m actually not the one who decides which MMOs get badges. Sorry!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by SamsterSamster:

greg, can you please just give Bluji an answer to his post? Even if it’s just a ‘no’, you seem to be blatantly disregarding what he is saying and quite frankly, it is irritating me nearly as much as it is him.

Okay, okay, Bluji wins. I’m adding Papa’s Cupcakeria to the list.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Thanks for the name suggestions, Precarious! I used 2 of them.

Originally posted by calleharnemark:

Thanks for the badges on royal warfare. One odd thing that doesn’t really matter. Both badges were awarded retroactively directly, except hard badge where I had to press start. Not that it matters, just expected all 3 badges at once.
Another thing, Greg. We both got the badge, but 1 awarded?

The hard badge will be slower to award because it wasn’t recorded in Kongregate’s high scores. Our system checks the high scores first, then awards you the badge if you’ve already placed a high score that would qualify you to earn a badge. The hard badge misses this check because it’s not in the high scores. However, the game itself retroactively submits your game completion progress once the game is loaded (I specifically asked the developer to do this). So that’s why it’s a bit slower.

And the # awarded stat is always delayed a bit.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Hobelbruder:
Originally posted by tweetheart:

For Snail Bob 7 – “How to Slay Your Dragon”

“Dawn of the Dragonsnail”
“Retreat into your shell!”
The Seventh Snail
“How to pain your dragon”

Also keep in mind “The Last Crusade: Quest for the Holy Snail” for the next Snail Bob ^^

“The Seventh Snail” is great, thank you!

Thanks to everyone else who provided suggestions too.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, I’m REALLY close on Royal Warfare. Easy for kills, medium for 3-starring 5-10 levels or so, and a hard for completing the game. The developer has made some API fixes and it should be good to go on Monday.

That’s why you have a community to help you come up with names.

All right, so suggest names for Royal Warfare!

Also, I’m heading home for the weekend now, but I just finished testing Snail Bob 7 and it’s good to go on a medium badge for completion as soon as I can come up with a name. I’ll set the badge up at home over the weekend if I get a name either from my own brain or someone else’s!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by calleharnemark:

The deepest sleep badge is live and working fine. Thanks, greg.

I really wanted the badge name to be “Know Thyself,” but then I realized that this name is already used in One Step Back. I’m running out of combinations of English words here…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Originally posted by Ketchupyoshi:

ZOMG IT’S GREG MONTH AGAIN!!! 360 TRIPLE NOGREGSCOPE!!!

My greg senses never fail me.

Yay, Greg Month can officially begin!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Well it doesn’t look like it has API yet, but The Deepest Sleep might be a nice candidate for a medium completion badge if it gets API.

It actually does have our API; it’s just not displayed in the high scores. I’ve added it to the list along with Royal Warfare.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by mdccxxvii:

Just thought I’d pop in to remind everyone that it’s been over 3 months since the last quest was released! Time to harass greg for a new one!

Yes, you’re right, I’ve been slacking. I need to get started on the next one.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Originally posted by Ketchupyoshi:

Looks like this greg month was the most uneventful one yet.

The fact that you’re still around, Ketchupyoshi, is reason enough for celebration.

Wait, that post was from 2013… and your profile says your last played game was during summer 2013… okay, well now I’m sad. :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by LethalMutiny:

EDIT: Alternatively, if you want a shorter version: Messi Physics

Perfect, thank you! Everyone else can go home.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I do want to badge Soccer Physics next, actually. I’m just going to do an easy badge for winning against the AI. I think I agree with Muflak about the flawless badge — I tried a bunch and it was more frustrating than anything else.

I just need a name. Suggest away and I’ll put it up tomorrow!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Roki123:

greg, can u make Tyrant Unleashed (rating 4.1) badges?

Play it on mobile!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m looking into Renegades now, but the API had some issues (no stat for total missions completed, no retroactive reporting of stars). I emailed the developer about it.