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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by bobby71983:

I don’t believe people rate the badges, they rate the game. I don’t understand your theory. This medium is comparable to many other mediums.

It’s early days, but the hippolyta medium has only 3k earns in 2 days. Notebook Wars has 12k earns in 4 days. I could be wrong, but I don’t think the Hippolyta medium is going to end up with a very high earn count, probably ~20k (the average earn count for a medium is somewhere around 70k). And obviously people rate the badges. Especially if they’re only playing the game to get the damn badges. Stop pretending to be stupid.

And yeah I was wrong when I said

Hippolyta’s rating drop is almost certainly due to the medium badge being on the hard side

It’s obviously not the only reason, but I believe it’s one of the reasons.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: List rounds hosted by uzzbuzz)

Studio Ghibli

 
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Topic: Kongregate / You know what would be really awesome?

Breaking Zam.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Continuous] Samster's Puzzle of the Day - Join in at any time!

Division?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Forgot to ask, is there a prize for the best team?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Oh yeah the badges look good. I’ll get them later. Hopefully. Still haven’t beat the game D:

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: List rounds hosted by uzzbuzz)

Flying Fish

EDIT: Glorious win for current host:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Grats 4S. I watched your vids (except for the probably long boring one, hope you weren’t obviously farming the boss or whatever it is), impressive stuff. Does this mean the curse has been lifted? I hope we don’t have to use those 3 games every time we need to lift a curse…oh is there another tourney starting?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

woooo
wait
who won

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why is the Balloon Invasion Imp badge so infrequently earned?

Balloon Invasion is just really repetitive, you have to play the same game 3 times. A bit like Scriball and Talesworth Arena. But yeah, not actually difficult at all. Not a good badge, since it really is about “enduring” the game.

Mardek 3, again it’s mostly just long, not hard. Mardek 3’s just not a good fit for the 4-badge system. It feels like it needs another couple of badges instead of the imp. As it is, I think the badges for it are as good as they could be.

Orbular deserves its imp too, I think. It requires a certain skill that’s lacking among many people: patience.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: List rounds hosted by uzzbuzz)

Satan?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by drakan:

I tik the thing is you guys are seriously overestimating this games dificulty,

Also harder than: Line Game, Run 2, 99 bricks, DvM 2, Gravitee, Super Stacker 2, Tower Of Greed, Frantic 3, Fold, Hexiom, Meat Boy, Stramline, Orbular, Balloon Invasion, Sonny…

err… you sure? I don’t have any of those badges other than the sonny one, and I found hyppolita easy (and yes, I did try them all, and gave up).

Well difficulty is relative. how hard would completing level 5 of Hippolyta be for the average Kong user? I dunno, the average Kong user for example would say that the Canabalt hard badge is too hard (only 5% of the easy badge earners went on to get the hard badge). But to me it’s as easy as you say level 5 of Hippolyta is. But for me, Hippolyta’s more like the Vector Runner impossible, an average-difficulty impossible according to the stats (2.5% of the earners of the easy badge got the imp).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by mgbt1211:

Finally figure out what the problem is. The UIs. Did your guys noctice that theres a button call “Armory” in the left of the main title? I missed that last day,and finally saw it today.It does nothing at first,but when you collect the whole set,it can decrease the “cooldowns” between moves. so the combos you will be dead without them now become survive. Tried like 20runs without any hope last night but only 5+ runs in level 5 to beat the game today with the full set. It still took me nearly an hour to play through the whole run but its not impossible any more. Its like a 45pts hard badge but not a 60 pts impossible badge now.

Just use your AP to buy the armory first.Ignore those game modes.

Hope this helps.

I don’t think the armoury does anything except lower the amount of distraction.

 
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Flight

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Robot Wants Kitty Map Failed Attempt

It might be easier to take the lower route, true. But you get 1 second subtracted from your time for each enemy killed, so the upper route is definitely quicker. Then again, you get ~20 seconds added to your time for each death, so I recommend doing whatever is most likely to get you to the kitty in under 8 minutes. Dunno about the boss thing, but it doesn’t seem worth it.

If you are optimizing beyond the badge requirement, check out MaistlinRajere’s 2-minute speedrun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aRVS_3UfQg

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

See, if Best Satan says this should be a hard badge, that means it should be an impossible. This is a guy who claims that Super Hexagon is infiniwhorable. He is Not To Be Trusted when it comes to these matters.

If it does end up a hard badge, it won’t be the hardest hard badge, but it would be up there. It’s definitely harder than the Soul Driver hard badge or Road Of the Dead 2 FUBAR. probably similar difficulty to that Raze 2 badge, from what I’ve heard. Do we really need another hard badge like that?

If it ends up an impossible, it would probably be towards the easier end of the scale, but still harder than at least 15-20 other impossibles. There’s no way that it’s easier than the EBF impossible. I sat down and got that one in less than an hour the other morning. I’ve played level 5 of Hippolyta for at least 2 hours without any success yet. Also harder than: Line Game, Run 2, 99 bricks, DvM 2, Gravitee, Super Stacker 2, Tower Of Greed, Frantic 3, Fold, Hexiom, Meat Boy, Stramline, Orbular, Balloon Invasion, Sonny…

I would say the existing badge that it’s closest to in terms of difficulty is the Vector Runner impossible. Both are reaction-based non-deterministic challenges where you have to survive for a certain amount of time without making a single mistake.

I say give it an impossible badge, and probably a medium for completing level 1/2. But no hard badge.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / 2048: The Forum Game

up up down down left right left right b a start

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: List rounds hosted by uzzbuzz)

The 50 (or is it 60?) foot Woman.

Special mention to the giant vengeful Gods at the end of the Cabin In The Woods. but i doubt they’ll be on the list. And the King Kong on the list had better be the life-like claymation one from the 1933 film, not that ridiculous looking one from the 2005 snorefest.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Actually Dolphin Olympics 2 and Hexiom imps are shorter than both Hippolyta and Streamline. And in terms of difficulty, I’d say Dolphin Olympics 2 > Hippolyta > Hexiom > Streamline. the only thing that makes Streamline difficult is the falling chunks of corn. Hate that corn.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Well I’m not hardcore enough, I only have a few imps. But after beating level 4, and trying for an hour at level 5, I think it’s worth an imp for sure. Not sure about the other badges though, but there needs to be either an easy or a medium. There’s no stat for ap earned, otherwise I’d say an easy for earning 5 or 10 ap. Maybe a medium for beating level 2 or 3? Not sure.

 
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The (Bubonic) Plague

 
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Frankfurter

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

His middle name is George? His parents must be royalists or something.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Solipskier and /ESCAPE\ are the quickest I think. Both < 1 minute.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by PlatypusMan:
Originally posted by LouWeed:

Easy badges should be earnable for those who have no skill whatsoever. Since beating level 1 requires some skill, it’s too hard for an easy. Probably getting a certain amount of AP or whatever it’s called would be better for an easy badge.

I disagree. I’m not really going to go finding badges which would support my argument, but I know I’ve played a lot more time consuming or harder easy badges.

I didn’t say that harder easy badges don’t exist (hello Grid16, Oroboros), and I didn’t say anything about time-consuming (hi there Onslaught2), but let’s include those ones too. I’m saying these are bad easy badges, they were mistakes. Peoples get frustrated if they load up a game and don’t have the easy badge after 5-10 minutes.