Recent posts by thinman on Kongregate

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Topic: Outernauts / Support Issue Thread

I finished my third Sludge Co Refinery run for the Sludge Co Boots, and Flash Player crashed when it tried to load Sludge Co quarry again.

Now I don’t have the boots in my inventory, and my next run of the dungeon will be for the helmet, so I guess I won’t be able to play for the boots..

Player ID: 56028475 Build: v_weekly_update_1371581215

 
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Topic: Outernauts / Outernauts Guide

Hey, this is probably a silly question, but is the level of PC opponents I see in arena based off my win/loss record?

 
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Topic: Outernauts / "Add me" topic

Hiya.

 
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Topic: I AM PLAYR / Why is my team so weak?

Originally posted by kakaisland4:

Don’t always blame the goalie, what about the defence!

Valdez, is that you?

 
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Topic: I AM PLAYR / Hardly seems fair?

I’ve secured the double, the last game against Chester won’t make a difference, but I’m still getting the “club in crisis” headline and Peterson’s speech. Did you guys run out of funding to shoot a different scene for a successful season?

 
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Topic: I AM PLAYR / Anyone else having trouble with the servers?

Right now I’m finding that scoring opportunities and videos take so long to load I often get disconnected while waiting for them.

 
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Topic: I AM PLAYR / Gameplay question

OK, As far as I can tell you get a fixed degree of improvement (let’s call it 1 point) the first time you get bronze or higher on any drill, and that’s it. getting silver or gold on the first attempt makes no difference, and further attempts make no difference either, you just get the XP bonus from gold.

 
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Topic: I AM PLAYR / Breaking news from River Park!!!

Hooper kept a clean sheet against Nottingham AND Laidlaw scored a goal! It’s a sign of the apocalypse!

 
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Topic: I AM PLAYR / Gameplay question

How exactly does stat-gain from training work? There are no numerical values so I can’t really tell. Am I gaining stats only on the first try at every drill? Does my result make a difference to the stats I gain? Is there a point to going back to lower training levels to get gold scores other than satisfying my gamer OCD and getting the small FoXP bonus?

 
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Topic: Bloons TD 5 / Special mission solutions

Originally posted by Jon010:

For MOAB madness:

1. Get 0/4 supermonkeys until no cash.
2. Start round.
3. Activate ability when MOABS are in range.
4. Sell 0/4 supermonkeys.
5. Get 0/4 supermonkeys until no cash.
6. Repeat 3-5 until win.
7. ???
8. Profit!

1. Build glaive lords (4/0 boomers) inside the cutback at the top until you have no more cash (might want to use 1 village, I didn’t try).
2. Start round.
3. as soon as you have enough money get a 4th GL (you’ll have one boomer upgraded to 3/0 at the start of the round.)
4. Go fix yourself a cup of coffee.

 
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Topic: Bloons TD 5 / Pro Tips/Newbie Guide

Originally posted by ScrappyTank:

And just a few more:
- A Monkey Village will not benefit from it’s own bonuses
- The fragments from a 2/+ bomb tower counts a dart shot, as such, it will pop zebra and black bloons
- However, I don’t think that the bombs from a 3/+ bomb tower don’t (I could be wrong)
- Glue Gunners and Ice Towers will not fire on moab class bloons
- Depending on placement and space you usually can get by with just 2/3 moab maulers and 3/2 glue gunners
- Sun Gods and Technological Terrors, for all their power, cannot see camos. (It is a good thing temples can)
- +/3 and +/4 Banana Farms still benefit from the path 1 upgrades
- A mass of Gaive Lords (not sure if I spell that right) can hold off much stuff below moab class
- Unless it has been changed recently a single 4/2 sniper will eventually pop BFB
- The artic wind upgrade for ice towers doesn’t seem to effect camo bloons (even if the ice tower is near a meerkat or monkey village). It does however effect zebra and white bloons
- Napalm pops zebra and black bloons
- Towers that work incredibly well on one map might not do so on another

A mass of Glaive Lords can hold off anything. There was a challenge not too long ago that you started with no money and a bunch of agents on monkey lane, and allowed dart monkeys, boomers, and farms. I finished it with a bunch of glaive lords all over the map and decided to keep going and just spam lords. I quit at rd 97 because the lag was getting to be too much, but nothing was getting further than the third bend. That was something like 15-20 Glaive lords getting all the pops. and I had at least 40 more on the map, but nothing was getting that far.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Smashmuck Champions]Why does this game need to run as admin?

Originally posted by kizstudios:

Yes it currently needs administrator access to download and patch the appropriate files needed to run the game.

That makes sense once. The game requests admin access every time I try to run it.

And what the hell is a Kongregate client, and why was I not asked to confirm whether or not I want to install it?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Smashmuck Champions]Why does this game need to run as admin?

I was iffy about downloading a game from Kong, since the way this site has been run in the past year or so I don’t really trust you corporate whores. This necessity to run as admin every time is a pretty big deal. Why is it there?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is there still no way to turn off the horrid activity feed on the front page?

Originally posted by HappyAlcoholic:

Do we have the option to disable it? And if not, why not?

Because Kongregate is a social networking site, and by golly you’re going to be sociable whether you like it or not!

Guess I’m going to have to be sociable and delete my friends list again, huh?

Honestly, I can understand wanting to promote social networking, even if I may not like it, but the “mini” feed doesn’t even do that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is there still no way to turn off the horrid activity feed on the front page?

I’m sorry if this topic has come up before, but all I could come up with by using the search function are topics relating to the slightly less annoying activity feed on our profile page.

So, the “mini” feed. Do we have the option to disable it? And if not, why not?

 
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Topic: Crazy Fairies / Bug Reports

I can’t seem to scroll sideways while in fullscreen.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Recently played games list is rigged?

A few weeks ago I clicked “Chronicles of Blood” out of curiosity. Realized it was yet another one of those bullshit time based pay to play games, and backed away.

The damn thing has been in the sixth spot of my recently played games list ever since. I want to be charitable and assume this is a bug related to the new features, but the fact that this is clearly a pay to play game with all the familiar trappings right down to cleavage on the icon, it seems more likely that this is a service this new Kong extends it’s paying developers.

Guys, I’ve had enough. I’ve been a member for years, I’ve spent hundreds if not thousands of hours hunting badges on this site since I discovered it. Moving on will be difficult. But I’m sick of this avaricious, “bottom line comes first” attitude that has taken over the site. Please, Greg, Greers, if you have any say left regarding the running of this website, reconsider the direction it’s taking. I doubt I’m the only long-time user who feels this way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Split Test: Activity feeds *we're back!*

Originally posted by Moshdef:

There must be a way to avoid this…?

Delete your entire “followee” list and it goes away.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Split Test: Activity feeds *we're back!*

Originally posted by Keslen:

I’m currently maintaining neutrality over the functionality of the activity feed. At first glance it seems like it has some features I might like to play around with and might even find useful (there are certain people whose forum posts, for example, I wouldn’t mind getting notified about). However, the way things are currently implemented makes the whole thing way to grating to even think about dealing with.

Put the recommended badges back where it was, beside the feature roll. It fits really well there, especially with its badge of the day function. Put the recently played games back on the main page, preferably in its old location – this is a feature I have found incredibly valuable and the multi-click/menu navigation to get to it is definitely not appreciated. Finally, put the activity feed between the Most Played / Top Month / Recently Played row and the Top Category / Game Spotlight row.

Even better, this might be a good time to look into implemented some modularity and customization of all these parts of the main page – let each user design their own the way that works for them. In the mean time, though, please put the feature I use a lot back on the main page and at least move the one I might have a passing interest in down below the important stuff.

This post has everything I wanted to say.

when I log onto Kong I first look for new badges, then glance at the “hot new games.” If nothing catches my eye, I look at my recently played games list and pick one to continue advancing in. The new feed makes all of this more difficult for little to no payoff. I don’t see how the jokingly named “miniature feed” is supposed to facilitate greater interaction between users.

Give us an option to disable it please, and if possible, to pick what kind content we want to be notified of, please.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Official bugs thread

Originally posted by NivalPublishing:
Originally posted by thinman:
Originally posted by ayhan91:
Originally posted by aronova:

i’ve been stuck at only one help for paladin wanted quest for 2 days now. i asked my friend and he said when he tried to help me it says that i’ve already been helped! but i’ve the quest showing only one friend accepted the invite.i don’t have any problem with assassin or other wanted quests,but the paladin is stuck!

Yep I’ve the exact same problem with you. I cant do any of the wanted quests I started before the patch. All of them stuck at numbers they were before the patch and invites doesnt seem to work for those wanteds. I already sent a bug report but sadly no response. Only way I can think of to fix the problem by ourself is to buy gems and fill those spots with gems, but havent tried that.

I’ve had the exact same problem for almost a week now. Reported it on the earlier thread and through the Kong system. No reply.

And buying Gems would probably work, but I’m not paying money just to circumvent a bug.

We’re sorry about that. But there’s nothing to worry about, because we’ll solve this problem very soon.

Well, thanks for trying, guys. But your fix didn’t work.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Official bugs thread

Originally posted by ayhan91:
Originally posted by aronova:

i’ve been stuck at only one help for paladin wanted quest for 2 days now. i asked my friend and he said when he tried to help me it says that i’ve already been helped! but i’ve the quest showing only one friend accepted the invite.i don’t have any problem with assassin or other wanted quests,but the paladin is stuck!

Yep I’ve the exact same problem with you. I cant do any of the wanted quests I started before the patch. All of them stuck at numbers they were before the patch and invites doesnt seem to work for those wanteds. I already sent a bug report but sadly no response. Only way I can think of to fix the problem by ourself is to buy gems and fill those spots with gems, but havent tried that.

I’ve had the exact same problem for almost a week now. Reported it on the earlier thread and through the Kong system. No reply.

And buying Gems would probably work, but I’m not paying money just to circumvent a bug.

 
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Topic: King's Bounty: Legions / Bugs and Glitches

I’ve reported this via the “report bug” tool, but it’s becoming a real nuisance so Ii’m trying the forums as well.

A few days ago I used the “Invite all” tool for wanted, did it once, and went to sleep. The next morning I had 8 friends waiting for the same mission (False Inquisition) but couldn’t invite any more people. I’ve discussed it with one of the invitees and they told me they got the message that I received all the help I’ve needed. So I’ve been stuck with these 8 friends for several days and haven’t been able to farm more paladins. And now the more levels I gain, the relatively weaker my army gets. It’s becoming a real problem.

 
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Topic: Remnants of Skystone / EVERYBODY: Play Remnants of Skystone on Mar 16 and 17 (and forever)!!

Absolutely.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Do developers pay to get badges/frontpage spots?

I’ve gotten used to all the mmo “pay to be competitive” getting badges and extended time on the front page even if they aren’t rated all that high, but the fairway solitaire game still sort of blindsided me.

The past couple of weeks have had some amazing submissions. Burrito Bison’s Revenge has a whopping 4.6 star rating. We’ve also had Papa’s pancakeria, Shopping Cart hero 3, memohuntress, and a bunch of others.

I assumed ducklife 4 got it’s badges thanks to name recognition, but most of the above have that going for them as well, and the only explanation for the solitaire game is that it’s basically a demo for a downloadable product.

So is this how the site works now?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Backstab bug

Sorry if this has been posted before, it just doesn’t seem possible to search a specific forum on Kong.

Anyway, yesterday I stopped getting the +3 assassin bonus when using backstab. Is there a reason for this?