Recent posts by Sh33p on Kongregate

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Topic: Technical Support / Which cookies/data to keep for saves?

FFS!!!!! I found a great cookie addon that would probably help, but now I need to open a google account to install addons??? Not going to happen. Switching to firefox. Maybe the addons will give me a better result there anyway.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Which cookies/data to keep for saves?

Thanks for the detailed answers guys :D

I probably should have been a touch clearer though. By allowing Kongregate cookies, I meant that I had already added kongregate.com to the right hand side of cookie wiper. But my saves still delete. I have noticed that the only extra cookies that appear when I visit Kong pages are:

1) beacon-3.newrelic.com
2) scorecardresearch.com

I can add these cookies, but I have no idea what they are or if they belong to something other than kong (ie advertisers). Also these appear before I even play a game. I have tried to monitor something else appearing after playing a game that requires cookies, but nothing else shows up. I have adblocker installed (can’t use the net without it!!) although they do allow some forms of advertising through.

Thanks for the info on the save locations though as they may end up being my only solution. That was going to be my next question so kudos on reading my mind :)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Which cookies/data to keep for saves?

Hi,

I have searched through a bunch of dead end threads and not found anyone talking about this (or at least getting an answer).

I am wanting for my cookies to not be deleted from Kongregate so that I don’t lose my saves. I don’t however want to turn on/off my cleaner software for this one site. I have added Kongregate.com as “allowed to add cookies” but my saves still delete on browser exit. All of the other cookies listed look mainly like ads (or those horrible cookies that advertise to your “preferences”).

Is there anyone that has successfully done this? Or at least knows how?

Using Winxp pro sp3, Chrome browser, click&clean addon

Thanks heaps :D

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / Lag Reduction Possibility

I can’t remember the forum link and feel a bit lazy to find it, but Adblocker plus can actually be used to solve this problem as a workaround. A member from the Tyrant community worked it out how to make it speed Tyrant up (and following their advice, it really worked too!!). I think that you just have to be willing to view element or page source or whatever your browser calls it to learn the animations names and the have ADblocker remove them from having access to your computer. Tyrant was a much less pretty game when doing this, but it definitely sped it up!

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

I hope this counts, I’m trying to find the name of a board game from the 80s or are we just doing computer games here? Any help would be amazing though as there is only ghost snippets of it on google (that I can find).

There was a great game where you had 2-4 players, each had 4 plastic monster heads and a blob of clay or play dough. You had to make the bodies for your monsters, put the heads in, and they became your pieces. Basically you had to roll the die and move around the board with your monsters. If you landed on the square of an opponent’s monster, you squashed them and your monster now had two heads (and they obviously are now a monster down). You win by being the giant playdough blob with everyone’s head stuck in it.

In an act of desperation of trying to find this game, I ended up making a version of it with my daughter who loves it. But it would be really nice to find the original game. I think we called it “Monster Mash” but that is a different game, or else they had the same name and this one disappeared due to copywright… World Wresting Federation anyone….?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / Kongregate's Cancer: Ugly Pay-to-Win games

I think the main issue that we are having is that many of us have been loyal Kong players for years. Over those years we have enjoyed great new games, a few bad ones, some funny ones, but they are all unique in their own way. This site was a way of encouraging up and coming devs who seemed to be in it just for the enjoyment of making a game. There were all of these competitions running (prob still are…???) for game creation and top rated games. Anyone remember donating kreds to the dev? That was great… But I guess the button took up ad space. This was the site were I learned what an idle game is, re-lived great 8-bit game moments, seem some astounding creativity… Enough to get me to talk about this site to other people and get them to create Kong accounts.

Then came a great idea.. Badging games. We then all seemed to find great games that we didn’t know existed in genres we would never think to look in.

But lately the front page of badges, games spotlight, etc is full of facebook games where the devs are just adding the game to this site in order to gain some extra revenue that they are not making on facebook. Since this started, I have played a few of these and become quite involved in some, but got very tired of the pay-to-play and play-to-win systems that I started looking back in my favourites for the great games I used to play a lot. I have also stopped recommending this site to people because it seems to have lost its direction. People already have facebook accounts and don’t like the games there. I don’t tell them to come here and play the same rubbish.

It’s very similar to how youtube has changed. Many great innovations have been introduced (that certainly is the case on Kong too!!) but there is a part that makes you long for the past when the site was small and quirky which is how it gained its popularity in the first place. I don’t think there is a cure to this, the idea of abandoning ideas and purpose for the sake of making money has been around for a long long time. It simply used to be called “selling out” now apparently we call it “cancer…”

 
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Topic: Triviador / Google cheaters

That wouldn’t necessarily stop the cheaters either. People who are just in it for winning and not the enjoyment will just wifi some other device (like a smart phone) and get the answer without tabbing. It’s annoying as hell and you can always tell a cheater on this game, but I’m not sure it can be helped. As to the dates, there is the occasion where you read a question, think about it, realise you don’t know the answer, then use a booster to basically hand feed you the answer. So it’s not always googlers.

 
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Topic: Game of Thrones Ascent / Playing game for Achievements

The game is not too bad, I really enjoy the storyline aspects and the choices (feels like an old choose your own adventure). But I am getting really sick of the boring, skilless mechanic that is getting so popular with devs these days. These “quests” That require 0 skill, just make sure you press a button every 20 minutes is pretty much my main reason for getting the badge and I’ll leave soon… Currently at around 800 power. The game will have to do some real impressing for me to stay on.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / rubies, how the hell do you get them?

Pick pocket can also meant that you will gather 2x the same item. So it’s not going to double your chances. Still it is MUCH better to have it selected than not. Once you level up, rubies are not that hard to get, but diamonds are a pain. Worse still is that damn blue crystal! I’ve only ever gotten one no matter how many replays and am about to give up on the game for that reason!

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Two peaks

Haha got him on first go, but after reading your comment CerotechOmega, I played on through room three where Pokey Potsie also was…. So I killed him too. Came back to the main screen only to be given the quest to kill Pokey Potsie…. Who seems to have disappeared :\

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / where is the gosh darn balloon?

Usually top left corner of the screen. Use the minimize (-) button found in the settings (bottom right of the screen) if you are still having trouble seeing it.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Librarium Artifact?

Pretty much what people have already said, the game doesn’t explain this, but often you have to redo levels in order to get “all” of the promised rewards. I redid level 36 (I think it was 36) heaps and heaps of times and collected all of my missing artifacts… Except for level 4 armour shop which is buried under the monument or some other impossible to find location.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / This game is dying

I have to admit, that I still log in every day, but the thought of having to GD run or farm diamonds the other way I posted or whatever is actually just not doing it for me. I seem to upgrade whatever I can afford to in the village, build potions, plant wheat and then go do some other internet thingies. I realised I have been doing this for a while as I have about 150 revive potions, 100 extreme potions and about 60 wheat. Not sure exactly what I am waiting for. Even when I was playing backyard monsters I didn’t mind farming Kozu or attacking some random player for the fun of it. I just really don’t want to go explore anymore.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Diamond Farming: the Sh33p method

That’s a good point. I’m a little afraid of GD however due to the numerous experiences I’ve had with “oh no, it looks like you have a problem… Refresh.” I think that if the game were more reliably stable I’d try this more often. I can’t begin to recount the amount of lost items in GD!!!!

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Diamond Farming: the Sh33p method

That being said, farming is a pretty boring task, so mix it up to your most comfortable skills etc! Whatever is the least tedious for you. The main reason I chose beserkers and wizard is there is only one drag at the beginning to fight. If they had the “pickpocket” and “go to next room and kick butt automatically without wasting my time asking me” skill, I would just use them and nothing else!

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Diamond Farming: the Sh33p method

This may or may not be the fastest/best way, but I seem to gain a few diamonds each time I try. It is most certainly superior to just heading into GD and hoping for the best. I have gone past level 30 several times without a single diamond in GD, that’s a LOT of time spent. So assuming that you have quite levelled heroes, try out this way…

Re-visit floor 37 (he is a good boss with diamond drops that is easy to kill)

ROOMS 1-3
STRATEGY: simple, drag attack wizard to any enemy…. WIN

Wizard (in back)
- Inferno
- Magic up
- Life Steal

Bezerker x2 (strongest/fastest in front)
- Hunger strike
- Ricochet

ROOM 4 (boss)
STRATEGY: Haste cleric a couple of times, haste adventurer, haste tank. Attack same enemy with tank and adventurer, make sure adventurer gets last hit on boss

Haste Cleric (in back)
- Haste
- Regen
- Magic up

Adventurer x2 (strongest in front)
- Pickpocket
- First Attack
- Life steal if 2x adventurer, Ricochet if knight in front

alt instead of second adventurer)
Tank/Knight (in front)
- Sacrifice
- Life Steal
- Ricochet

Added tips:

1) For slower machines (like mine) don’t put your spare XP hogs in the back row, it only slows down your processing. This is for diamond farming, not levelling your characters. Just use the 3 attackers per room.

2) Keep your bezerkers hungry, they do more damage. Just give them snacks as need be!

3) On the boss level, be sure to skip animations by clicking on heroes… Not necessary for first rooms, although you can skip bezerker animations by feeding them when their timer is full.

NB: I tried to use only adventurer against boss using Turkey as weapon for fancy flurry, it’s still faster to use knight and adventurer to attack as turkey dmg is terrible.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / disconnection issue

Originally posted by NittanyAgent:

I have the same issue… I wish Kongregate would address this.

It is not an issue for Kong. It is the game itself and the servers that are being used. The devs need to deal with this issue unfortunately.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Vote for the Best of 2012 Quest!

BUGGER!!! I started a thread asking when this was going to happen. Now it has all gone and passed and I didn’t get to vote. Kong should really announce this in that newsletter that they email, or some other place that attracts attention.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Ideas/Suggestions

Originally posted by LordofoDrol:

Sh33p,
I very much keep an eye on this forum. However, I am less likely to respond on this forum since it is generally active when I am not around like weekends and at night.
That being said, there are some great suggestions here and in other threads. I strongly urge that you guys also post to the Official Grinn Forums (http://thegrinnstale.com/forum/index.php). I am just one guy in a team of many. The more places you post, the more likely a suggestion will be seen by more people. Plus, I can’t look at every post on every forum so, again, the more places you post and all that.
Keep them suggestions coming!

Thanks for the reply LordofoDrol

I kinda figured it was something like that. It’s good just to see the occasional post like this one that lets us know that you are in fact there. I think that most of the Kong users prefer to post in the Kong forums than have to trek to other sites, so you may not see many over there. That being said, I’m sure there will be many using both :)

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / GD Items Farming

I was under the impression that the rogue set was only available in GD. Same with the other 2 sets. There might be some info on the wiki, but there is a lot of that that doesn’t apply to the Kong version, only the FB version, so you can only depend on it so much.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Ideas/Suggestions

Originally posted by Fellnix999:

Hey why don’t you stop making jokes about me sh33p!?

Why not tell me to write better and to space the words out or whatever instead of telling me that I talk to much.

Sorry mate, wasn’t meant to be a personal attack or anything. I think it sounded more diplomatic from my end than it actually came out. I just saw this animation recently and guess I have been itching to share it as it gave me a good laugh. If anything it represents ME in real life! :D

As I said in that same post however, I think it’s good that you make suggestions, and I agree with some of them. You should just be aware that the way you presented them is what we generally call “spamming the forum.” Keep your suggestions to one post at a time, think them through and make them brief and clear. Multi posting can often get your posts deleted by mods.

…And no, I get the feeling that the devs don’t read this page at all. I think that most of the feedback that they concern themselves with is either in the comments below the game, or else on the facebook forums.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Adventurer Pickpocket

It works 80% of the time I think. I have had moments where the only attacker on the field was my pickpocket adventurer being hasted by the cleric, and still only 1 item drops. I think there is a bug too. I just keep forgetting to screenshot when it happens so I can report to devs.

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Need some help

Originally posted by mbone:

Too bad you get mired in this grinding so badly.

That’s the real issue with these facebook games that come to kong. We are used to games that are designed for gameplay, and these are designed as business models. I have to say that Grinn’s tale is one of the best that I have played in terms of gaming enjoyment, but it does still run on the same principals of getting you addicted, forcing you to wait, and annoying you into paying money to not wait. Where other games allow you to do things better, stronger and faster the longer you play (either through upgrades or practiced skill) these games make you do basically the same thing, but over a longer period of time. It strange that it works so well!

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Ideas/Suggestions

Mate, good on you for making suggestions and I agree with some of them, but please do try to take the occasional breath so that we can understand you better…

EDIT: BTW not trying to offend you, just jks with the pic. All in good fun :D

 
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Topic: The Grinns Tale / Need some help

Originally posted by mbone:

Is this really the way the game is designed? To keep you from progressing for over a month at a time?

Pretty much!
As 4Tropos said, you just have to spend time upgrading your party and then what used to be incredibly hard is suddenly incredibly easy. The only real challenges then lie in when you have completely upgraded your heroes and you need to beat a harder floor to get the next artifact. But it is always doable. Did someone say “revive potion….???”