Recent posts by JoshDragon on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Round 1]

Great job on the tournament, guys. Looks awesome! :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

From what I can tell, the flash gaming tournaments have died across the web. Armor Games is obviously the best place to start, but we’re going to need to bring in people from other forums like Newgrounds (if this is going to survive long term.)

How about naming our team “The Kongregate Assassins”?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

Originally posted by occooa:

here i’ll be the whiny bitch for u
JOSH Y U GOTTA BE SO MEAN N ARROGANT TO EVERYONE
WE JUST TRYNA HELP BUT NOOOOOOOOO
JOSH DONT WANT NO HELP
go run your fucking tourney and see what the fuck happens
b-b-b-b-b-b-b—bb—bbtich

Laughs, yeah I’m very arrogant by nature. :)

Sorry, I know I come off pretty strong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

Originally posted by Blizzard2000:

I can’t really say this without looking like kind of a whiny bitch, but Josh, if you feel you have such a good idea about how to revive tournaments, why don’t you host it yourself? Unless I’m very much mistaken, nobody really 1) is ready and 2) has a potential claim on the next spot, except for maybe you (says delayed in the OP.) I’d be willing to help where needed, but as you apparently know EXACTLY how to start them up again, I feel you should hold the reins.

I really can’t commit the time to it, as much as I would like to. And I wouldn’t start off with another spreadsheet. But rather a forum vs forum competition. We need to rebuild the interest across the internet and get some new blood in here.

Here’s my idea in a nutshell.

Step 1: Get a group of Kong’s best gamers together (that or the most dedicated players.) These are the people who genuinely want to move forward with the competitions.

Step 2: We go onto other flash gaming websites and encourage some of the locals to build a team for themselves.

Step 3: The group of us challenge them to a match. We try to beat them at their own games (call it an “away game”) and then they can come to Kong and challenge us at our games (a “home game.”)

Step 4: Keep track of the results for who is winning and who is losing.

The whole idea is to network here, guys. :) We’re awesome at what we do, and they need to know it. More-over we want to share this idea with other people and let them experience it too!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

Originally posted by adv0catus:

The problem with tournaments is, as Blizzard says, so few people join now. The people that do join, have played the last dozen or more tournaments, so they’re already really good at the most commonly used games. On top of that, everything is taken really, really seriously.

a.k.a. it’s not fun for anyone that wants to do a tournament casually.

Competitions are supposed to be taken seriously. That’s the whole point.

When I compete against someone, I give absolutely everything that I’ve got. I want to be tested, I want be pushed, I want them to try to obliterate me, because that’s what I’m going to do to them if they don’t.

Hell, I use to travel from forum to forum looking for someone who could beat me. I finally found that when I came here (hence, I haven’t left.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

Read these comments if you think that gaming tourney interest is dead:

evilsweetblock

“I see you are a very experienced gamer, and I just want to congratulate you real quick for making this tournament experience for the mass of us. I would like to join that said tournament if there is any open room, and test my hands at the glory of gaming.”

asher

I’d be interested in getting your video’s about kongregate tournaments, I think I’m decently well off currently, but I’d like to hear what you have to say that could possibly help me improve.

Anybody still think it’s dead?! Tell you what, if you’d like to get involved in gaming competitions (and you’re willing to work for it) drop me a line. I’ll tell you EXACTLY how to start them up again, but I only want to talk to the motivated people. None of this ban shawner, best, blizzard, and everyone else crap!

If you’re willing to advertise this stuff and work with other people to rebuild the community, there’s no reason why you can’t have it back up and running within 3 weeks.

I really want to help, but I’m not going to waste my time!

Again, if you seriously care about this, PM me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

Honestly, the ideas have become oversaturated. I’ve seen the same ideas used again, and again, and again. Nobody is willing to take a chance on something different.

Why doesn’t Kongregate host a money tournament? Why not invite people from another forum to compete? Why not host a series of smaller tournaments, where the winners play each other? Or a live competition, where the players submit a recording of the game to their YouTube channels and the player with the best time wins.

The tournaments are dead because no one is doing anything interesting.

Originally posted by occooa:

don’t worry i always hated them anyway
there’s always super over competitive arrogant guys who always have to win and when someone STUPID beats them they repot them for hacking
or they just cry themselves to sleep lol

and then there’s ppl like me who have to make up sad excuses for being so bad ;(
neer ends well fer anyone eh

btw (INTER)NATIONAL GREG GAMES BEST TOURNEY 2015
the parentheses never did make sense

That was the worst run tournament that I have ever participated in. I was embarrassed to be a part of it.

I put in 8 hours to get the top score and the host disqualified it without even telling me!

The (INTER)NATIONAL Greg Games was an absolute joke.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / JoshDragon's Excellent Adventure (gaming tournament walkthroughs)

What is the difference between winning and losing? Specifically, what separates the winner from the loser?

In my opinion, it usually comes down to 3 things: determination/perseverance, time to practice, and talent.

There’s also a concept which is frequently overlooked called “raising your standard.” You may be facing an opponent who is better than you in terms of their skill. But raising your own expectations has an interesting way of leveling the playing field.

If you expect a score out of yourself, that’s on level with what they typically produce. It can change the outcome of the match.

Watch my video to learn more about this:

http://youtu.be/_OthQnOnV5w

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by LouWeed (undefined):

Leb’s a poor communicator shawn you have to figure out what’s happening
braket
See, last round Ruroken was playing Josh, and this round the winner was going to play you/Wii but neither of them posted anything, so that’s what the redemption round is for. Whoever wins redemption gets to fite you.

I think Shawner will be in trouble if he has to face me. My “inactive strategy” is tearing my opponents to shreds.

Just don’t submit a score.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

I’m really not enjoying the tournament much right now and I don’t want to waste more time arguing about this.

I’m going to drop out.

Good luck to everyone left.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by Lebossle:

Oops, missed tho posts, now corrected

Lou, no, if you win at Edgey and Ruro wins at ZM you still win.

Josh, it was obvious that by “score” I meant total of the round, like if you had an actual extension. You didn’t tie his score, you got 55 seconds behind.

I beat his score on Achievement Unlocked and failed to do so on Lint. That would have resulted in a tie.

You never specified that both scores had to be beaten. I didn’t break them both, so it’s fair to not award me the incentive. But I shouldn’t be penalized either!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by Lebossle:

I told you to forfeit if you had any problems. You didn’t make it, so you get the penalty: your task choice this round is the default.

What are you talking about? I did beat his score and you never said I had to beat them both.

Originally posted by Lebossle:

Since you’re so upset about this, you have 24 hours to beat Dark’s score for last round. If you make it (which I’m pretty sure you won’t) I’ll give you something extra on a later round.

Penalizing me for tying his score is cheap. What grounds do you have to penalize me on?

And I had already picked the first nine levels of Mr. Bounce for my speed run.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

I’d like to use Mr.Bounce as the challenge game. Fastest times in the first 9 levels.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

I had absolutely no time to play today.:(

Here’s the first one.

My computer seems to have some kind of a problem with Lint. I’m not sure why but it often freezes up when I load it.

It only started doing this a few days ago. That’s why I didn’t request a game change.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by Lebossle:
Originally posted by JoshDragon:

But why couldn’t the round have been extended by a day? A lot of us celebrate thanksgiving and trying to get a score in while you have family and friends over is very difficult.

Because you already had 7 days apart from it.

It’s not the duration of the round that’s the problem. Against certain players, you have to know what’s going on in the last few hours.

Of course it helps to have an extremely high score in the first place. But even then, you’re still at a disadvantage if they know what your final score is.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by mikerspd:
Originally posted by JoshDragon:

Why is this round being ended on a major holiday?

1. It’s only a major holiday in one country of over 100.
2. It’s been on that date for over a week, so why are you asking that now?
3. Because that’s how the timing worked out?

But why couldn’t the round have been extended by a day? A lot of us celebrate thanksgiving and trying to get a score in while you have family and friends over is very difficult.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Why is this round being ended on a major holiday?! I honestly thought it had ended yesterday.

Lebossle, can you please reschedule this?! Give us a time extension?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Updates:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by qwertyuiopazs:
Originally posted by eProdigy:

Let this be fair warning to anyone who might compete against me in future rounds.

Don’t underestimate me.

First five levels:

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5

Is strategy sharing still required or just by request/and submission of requestee

Why would you warn them

He’s just sending out a message to us.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Originally posted by Lebossle:

Uhm, what? Please think for 2 seconds more on this. There has been one entire round already, and nobody reported any confusion then, and basically nothing different happened this time around.

Really?

I’ll start with this:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Ok, I’ve been GREATLY confused by these rules.

I thought we were picking a game for the other person to play ( I challenge you to game x and you challenge me to game y.) instead, we’re each picking a game to be used as a speed run.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [TOURNAMENT] [ENDED] The Kongregate Duels

Do you have to pick a game for the challenge and does it have to be a speedrun?

Personally, I would be fine with playing Achievement Unlocked.

And I’d like to bring back my video journal idea from Thijsel’s gaming tournament. I’ll upload a video for every round that I play in.

Here’s my video for the qualifying round. I actually recorded my run of 53 for Man in Gap.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Help me to help you. (Feedback needed)

Originally posted by CROWquet:

I feel sorry for him, he used up half his real content already. He let slip that getting a good score takes time. The only real content left is “practice between tournaments”. Hopefully he holds onto that one for a while. If that secret gets out too, it’s all over :(

Um, no I haven’t used anywhere near half of my stuff. The stuff released was basic, yet still very useful.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Help me to help you. (Feedback needed)

Originally posted by Captain_Catface:

It’s like you’re trying to sell one of those “Self Help” book clones that all spout a bunch of meaningless nonsense and positive outlook bullshit with little real content.

Actually, that’s exactly what you’re trying to do. I can’t imagine that wanting to communicate with people off-site is anything other than an attempt to either get money out of them or otherwise sucker them into benefiting you. That, combined with your attempts to make the setup sound exclusive (And, making the “sample video” limited time) makes this entire setup sound really shady.

Ok, just to clarify, nobody is obligated to give me anything. I’m not asking for your money.

I have years of experience as a gaming competitor. During that time I achieved a lot of success using some of these tactics to win gaming titles. I developed a formula which is very effective and it will improve your ability (as it’s goal oriented material.)

I’m not screwing anybody here. I just don’t have a lot of time to compete anymore and I’m not that interested in winning a lot more tournaments (I’ve already accomplished everything I wanted.)

Really, this information is just sitting. Which is a shame. It could be used to benefit gamers, who actually want to get good at this stuff.

You want to win a tournament but don’t know how. I know how and am willing to show you. What’s wrong with that?

If the video quality isn’t up to par, just tell me. The content IS solid.