Recent posts by benodoc on Kongregate

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Update is terrible

Yeah, you shouldn’t, like, complain about a PC game’s UI being replaced by something barely usable in favor of mobile devices. Ya’ll have some entitlement issues.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Someone hacked my account

Originally posted by austinharmon:

A guy named [removed] sayed he would get me everthing if i told him my password.i was a fool to but i did he then hacked my account changed my password and now owns it i need to contact him but hes never on when i am. Wat shoud i do

Perhaps tragically, Kong doesn’t protect your account from stupidity.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ending the tipping program

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by yonyo:

I had bought 50kreds to tip.. Now I can’t.. And I don’t believe in buying in-game… Oh well.. Let us buy other stuff?!

Gemcraft Labyrinth’s Premium is 50 kreds. :3

Yeaaaah…I’d rather set myself on fire than support that developer. Which is to say, I wouldn’t give him kreds even if the system allowed it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / backyard monsters shutting down and i get some free stuff for a game i dontplay lol

why are you guys complaining? Wasn’t ‘microtransactions is the new donation system’ the popularly accepted argument for removing the ability to tip devs via kreds? You donated to the guy who made a game you clearly liked enough to notice its removal, so be happy :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Removing game icons from chat

Oh, so that’s why game links look like absolute garbage now. Unfortunate, some of them were really great tools of expression in chat. Wouldn’t blocking tyrant links and anything made in stencyl cut down on 100% of the ‘image link spam abuse’ though?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Social progress!

Yes, let’s openly advertise that we support pro-same sex relationships on a completely unrelated forum for attention, instead of arguing for it where it actually matters. Ingenius!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Konguestion #2 - New Kreds Deal

Kreds are completely useless now that they’ve removed the donation system, why would you buy them at all >.>

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why I choose Kongregate.

A number of reasons:

1.The lack of any kind of quality control for games. Seriously, you could upload a picture of doggy poo and it would stay.
2.Abundant invasive ads, many with sound on by default.
3.It’s like a year long family gathering for trolls.
4.White backgrounds that puts extra strain on the eyes AND burns more energy than darker themes. Fuck the environment.
5.So I can be recommended games that I have marked as 1/5 on a regular basis. To remind me of what I’m missing out on by not liking the lastest gemcraft clone.
6.So I can be reminded at every turn of how awesome paying Kong for premium membership is. I love paying for features that are already free!
7. Pay to win microtransaction system in place for all those delightful MMO games Kong loves that punish nonpayers.
8.High score tables where hackers compete to see how high they can edit their scores.
And last but not least…9.Badges. I fucking love badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is my account being hacked? lol

Originally posted by Kwadwo195:

And never share your password. I cannot stress this enough, lol.

This isn’t applicable to me. You should tell me your password so I can help you improve your security settings

 
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Topic: Stencyl / What do YOU think of my game?

Originally posted by Aceeri:

I do not believe you should be posting games you made on stencyl to kongregate.

Nobody should post the first game they’ve put together to kong. Especially Stencylers…this is why Kong’s quality as a gaming site is dropping exponentially and the D tag means nothing anymore.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

Originally posted by IceWeaselX:
Originally posted by benodoc:

This. Apparently -1 months is ‘ample’ time to find a decent game to donate to. Sadly time is not an absolute value. And unfortunately paypal doesn’t take ‘kreds’, so Kongregate/Gamestop has effectively scammed me out of 10 dollars that should have gone to the very developers that make this site successful in the first place.

Some of you don’t seem to understand, there is a huge difference between DONATING and BUYING goods and services. It’s an important distinction, because some of us actually like to support developers just for doing a good job.

It sounds like any amount of time would’ve been too short for your liking. A month is a lot of time. When people leave their jobs, the standard courtesy period for informing their employers is 2 weeks. Planning for the loss of an employee involves a much larger financial responsibility than 120 kreds.

Did you not notice the negative, or did you just drop out of elementary school? It’s only an absolute value if you put it between two vertical bars. Furthermore, technically I received no notice whatsoever. So your ridiculous comparison isn’t even applicable.

As for virtual goods having no value, that is incorrect. Otherwise free to play MMOs wouldn’t be making shitloads of money right now. Not to mention games like Second life, Diablo 3, etc etc etc.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Games I support

Bump because I miss being able to donate to games that are awesome :’(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

Originally posted by Thyrael:
Originally posted by IceWeaselX:
Originally posted by 123aaa789:

They announced far ahead of time that they were removing the system, you had ample time to spend them wherever you wanted.

Specifically, the announcement was back on November 1st. There was a full month to spend your kreds if you only wanted to tip people, since the removal occurred on December 3rd.

One wonders why such things aren’t announced/posted in the Kongregate News tho.
Many many users completely avoid the forums, having an updated News site and linking it on the mainpage would make sure everyone is aware of such changes to the site.

This. Apparently -1 months is ‘ample’ time to find a decent game to donate to. Sadly time is not an absolute value. And unfortunately paypal doesn’t take ‘kreds’, so Kongregate/Gamestop has effectively scammed me out of 10 dollars that should have gone to the very developers that make this site successful in the first place.

Some of you don’t seem to understand, there is a huge difference between DONATING and BUYING goods and services. It’s an important distinction, because some of us actually like to support developers just for doing a good job.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

Originally posted by IceWeaselX:
Originally posted by benodoc:
Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by benodoc:

Tipping developers for games you like isn’t awesome?

I fail to see what this has to do with anything, but the tipping system was removed for very real, legitimate and legal reasons. Just think, if the tipping system was still in place, then the current 5 kreds + 20 points promotion wouldn’t exist.

How in the name of Lucifer did you come to THAT conclusion?

Direct quote from an administrator:

Originally posted by Zshadow:

…now that the tipping program has ended, there’s less chance of farming Kreds so you can expect to see more sponsorships revolving around free Kreds (or at least that’s what we hope!)


Originally posted by benodoc:

And why should I be excited about 5 kreds…I don’t think that’s even enough to tip a developer to begin with.


5 kreds is enough for some games, and can put others with existing kreds over the minimum for spending in other games. Besides, it wasn’t just about this one-time offer of 5 kreds. The point is that kred offers have less obstacles blocking them from being implemented more often. 5 here, 5 there, maybe 10 another time… they can add up. So far I think I’ve gotten 25 free kreds from Kong promotions (not the TrialPay offers).

Believe it or not some of us have 0 interest in paying for premium shit/‘full versions’ on flash game. I got kreds purely for supporting the devs that make good games (which perhaps ironically almost never have any pay2win economy behind them). So now I have 120 kreds on my account that are just going to waste away now .. Seriously kong never even offered to reimburse those kreds. So I reiterate, what is so cool about bait and switch schemes?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by benodoc:

Tipping developers for games you like isn’t awesome?

I fail to see what this has to do with anything, but the tipping system was removed for very real, legitimate and legal reasons. Just think, if the tipping system was still in place, then the current 5 kreds + 20 points promotion wouldn’t exist.

How in the name of Lucifer did you come to THAT conclusion? And why should I be excited about 5 kreds…I don’t think that’s even enough to tip a developer to begin with.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Oblivion > Skyrim > Daggerfall > Arena > Morrowind

GTA3 San Andreas was the best Elder Scrolls ever made, none of you can deny it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Who would you save in a fire

None of them, I would knock out anybody in the room who tried to leave with a loaded fire extinguisher. Then walk away giddily. Why would Michael Jackson be at a white man’s party anyways? Must be one of them interracial parties you see all over the internet.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / All of your loved ones, including yourself, will eventually die.

As Stephen King said, “everything’s eventual”.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / google or apple

google what vs apple what?

Granted, I don’t bother with apple products for anything, so I guess it wouldn’t matter. Their designs are ugly (and blatantly stolen), the hardware and connections are ‘upgraded’ on a monthly basis with no option for upgrades outside of buying a new device, and the performance to price is generally piss poor on any apple product vs many of its competitors. The fact that they’ve gone back to their original industry of suing people for common computing trends has not really been winning me over either.

Google rarely dips into product design though except in rare cases like the nexus line of phones. Were you talking about apps?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You're troll king for a day

but not really. Trolling is mean. Get out of here.

 

Topic: Off-topic / Oblivion > Skyrim > Daggerfall > Arena > Morrowind

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Topic: Off-topic / Oblivion > Skyrim > Daggerfall > Arena > Morrowind

Originally posted by Jakob17awsome:
Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

Fallout: New Vegas is the best TES game

No one cares about your shit.

Understandable, New Vegas was actually pretty good.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / My Sister Has Too Big Breasts

send her to me, I will keep her safe.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You are a US surgeon operating on a patient and massive tidal wave approaches

Stab her in the carotid artery and laugh about it as the waves wash over me, embracing me in sweet Poseidon’s embrace

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Oblivion > Skyrim > Daggerfall > Arena > Morrowind

Banging rocks together triumphs over all of OP’s quoted titles. Doubt anybody is gonna care