Recent posts by trickyrodent on Kongregate

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Topic: Global Assault: General / [Kongregate Admin] A reminder about this forum's purpose and how it should be used

It was certainly not my intention to be condescending, but to be a little bit light-hearted in order to leaven a serious conversation.

I understand that some people are upset, and that’s unfortunate. I don’t control anything that happens within the game and so can’t speak to your concerns. Nonetheless, as the head of Kongregate’s community team, it is my responsibility to set and maintain Kongregate’s standards for how our forums are used.

It came to my attention that some folks were not using the forum in the manner in which it was intended. Rather than just hide their posts (or silence or ban their accounts) without saying anything, I thought it fair and reasonable to explain to everyone why that was happening.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Scheduled downtime on 1/26 at 6am PST

Five minutes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-sr69zKlCE

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Scheduled downtime on 1/26 at 6am PST

For anyone who finds timezones confusing or frustrating, the maintenance will begin in about 50 minutes. :-)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Scheduled downtime on 1/26 at 6am PST

Originally posted by Holy2334:

Shower Thought: No matter how many warnings kong puts up, there is going to be one guy who is going to ask why Kong is down.

Not just one; there will be many….

Originally posted by Bloom2:

my place is at the north of Mississippi

is the site is still going to be name kongregate

Mississippi is in the central time zone, so the maintenance will start at 8am your time tomorrow morning. And yes, the site will still be named Kongregate. Honestly, you won’t be able to tell anything is different at all. :-)

Originally posted by CWheadshotXxX:

what contains the new update of contract wars?

The update only affects Kongregate’s hardware. Nothing in any game (including Contract Wars) will be different.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Scheduled downtime on 1/26 at 6am PST

Originally posted by DawgPeter22:

Anything different besides better response times and faster speed? i.e. new features

Nope, this is hardware only. New features and that sort of thing almost never require a downtime, and certainly not four hours. I’m pretty sure this is the longest downtime (well, scheduled downtime at least) in the history of the site, though I’ll ask around to be sure.

Originally posted by NR1195:

idk why kongregate is ganna upgrade this site?

Originally posted by iiKitKat:

I know right? It’s fine like this ;(

I’m glad you guys like the site as it is! I’m rather fond of it myself. But the thing is, Kongregate as a whole is growing. Remember when we launched Adventure Capitalist and everybody loved it, but then we spent the next few days struggling to keep the site from falling over?

Okay, maybe you don’t, but we sure do— and we want to avoid having that happen again.

 
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Topic: BattleHand: General / [OFFICIAL] CONTEST! Valentine's Extravastanza!

Originally posted by TheBackbone:

Poetry doesn’t sell they said, it’s not a real job they said. _

Dear BattleHand developers and their stunning staff,
I write to you this letter on my behalf.
I am so bold
To demand your gold.
That is all, end of paragraph.

(Not for the contest, I will also summit a real entry.)

This makes me very happy!

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Disappointed in promises of epic pack awards

Originally posted by badrag:

Can whichever dev changed the title please change it to "disappointed in promises of epic pack awards "? Since the title was changed to something so generic, few people have looked at it and the deception perpetrated by the developers.

Done! That’s definitely more accurate.

Knowing the Synapse team, I’m confident that the issue is not one of deception. They may have backed away from the original plan for some reason, but they would not have gone into it with the intention to deceive.

Originally posted by badrag:

Haha epics. Stupid autocorrect. Thanks for the catch

I often wonder which is worse: the typos I make without autocorrect or the weird things I post with it… ;-)

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / [Kongregate Admin] A reminder about this forum's purpose and how it should be used

That issue is really off-topic for this thread, but okay. If you’re unhappy with how other people are posting in your recruiting thread, you should flag the offending posts for a forum moderator or community admin to review.

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / [Kongregate Admin] A reminder about this forum's purpose and how it should be used

The purpose of a game forum is to discuss the game. (I know it’s a radical idea; take a moment if you need one.) Discussions of strategy, banter with other players, constructive criticism, even explosive frustration about one’s bad luck or accidental misclicks— those things are all perfectly welcome and appropriate here.

Unfortunately, some people are party-poopers (funny in the video, not-funny in the forum). So apparently I need to clarify what sorts of things are not welcome.

If you hate the game, no longer play it and have washed your hands of it, that’s fine. Do not come back and harangue the people who still play! (I myself really dislike sushi, but that doesn’t mean I spend my spare time insulting people who do! Instead, I use my time doing, you know, stuff I enjoy. Life is too short etc etc.)

If you are unable to state your opinions of the game without insulting the devs as human beings, also not okay. There’s a big difference between “I find the matchmaking system to be flawed because….” and “You wouldn’t know a decent matchmaking system if it crawled out of your mother’s….”

We know that the internet is never going to be all puppies and rainbows, but we also don’t want the forum to feel like wading through waist-deep sewage. Ultimately, just remember the first rule in Kongregate’s behavior guidelines:

 
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Topic: Spellstone: Technical Issues and Feedback / Complaint about the refill sale

Just a reminder that insulting and incendiary rhetoric is neither useful nor persuasive.

Remember, too, that the vast majority of Spellstone players don’t post in this forum. It may seem to you that EVERYBODY thinks in a particular way, but the overall picture may be quite different.

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Disappointed in promises of epic pack awards

Originally posted by badrag:

I thought this would mean two f2p woods a week.

I admit that I don’t know Spellstone particularly well, but I’m having a hard time understanding what you meant here….?

 
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Topic: Spellstone: Technical Issues and Feedback / Stolen Dust!

You should email support; hopefully they’ll be able to figure out what happened to your missing dust.

https://support.synapsegames.com/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / WE HAD A DEATH [of a forum thread]

RIP this thread. ;_;

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Have you embedded any cards with a Rune? If so, which one?

Originally posted by xChiZm:

There are literally 3 threads about rune shell drop rates being broken on the first page of forums and you think this is a good idea?

Originally posted by Lionheartwolf:

It seems kinda obvious (to me at least) that these positive threads meant for a few really are more likely to pour salt into the wounds of many. At the very least acknowledge that you have to know by now that threads like this are always going to be a double edged sword, and when drop rates in this game are as low as they are one of those edges might be a little sharper than the other.

So, we should refrain from any discussion of a big new feature in the game unless everybody is happy about it? It seems to me like significant new developments are (by definition) worthy of discussion, which means we should talk about it in the forum.

It sounds like what you’re saying is is, “Because this post does not specifically reference my complaint, that means my complaints are being ignored.”

My thought is that even though not everybody is thrilled, it’s still natural that those who are enjoying runes might want a place to discuss strategy and debate the pros and cons of using runes on particular cards.

Does that seem reasonable?

 
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Topic: Dino Battle / Game closed

Most of you know that the game has had a loading bug for a number of months now, and the developer has decided that we need to close the game down. Of course we understand and wish him the best!

Please feel free to use this forum to suggest other Kongregate games that that might appeal to people who really loved this one.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! :-(

 
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Topic: Cyberpunks vs Syndicates / Game closing Jan 31

The developer has informed us (Kongregate) that he is no longer able to support Cyberpunks vs Syndicates and that he needs to move on to other projects. Of course we understand and wish him the best!

Until Jan 31, you’ll still be able to play the game but it will no longer be possible to make purchases. Please feel free to use this forum to suggest other Kongregate games that that might appeal to people who really loved this one.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! :-(

 
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Topic: BattleHand: Bugs and Technical Issues / Froze on the celebration pose of Gauntlet. Again.

I moved this thread over to our bugs/technical issues subforum in the hopes that someone there will have answer.

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Shadow rider rune bundle pack -14.99

Originally posted by matt5250:
Originally posted by trickyrodent:

Did you buy one and were dissatisfied? Or are you just expressing suspicion without any information?

Maybe next time you should think before insulting the customers of this game. As Randall said, the contents and price of the bundle are ample information to base a critique on.

I sincerely apologize, it was genuinely not my intention to be insulting. Sorry it came across that way!

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Shadow rider rune bundle pack -14.99

Did you buy one and were dissatisfied? Or are you just expressing suspicion without any information?

 
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Topic: Spellstone: Technical Issues and Feedback / Devs I can't buy the undead pack for 6.99

So you could see it in the store but weren’t able to purchase it? Interesting.

Do you still see it in the store? I’m wondering if there was some weird latency between when the promotion ended and when it was no longer displayed in the store.

 
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Topic: Spellstone: Technical Issues and Feedback / [TO DEVS] An ongoing problem with bouncing between BR 15 and 16.

Originally posted by Randall_123:

To sound like MerMod do guy file a ticket with support.

I’m sorry; I don’t understand what you mean?

I wonder if we all filed tickets if that would help speed up a fix.

Till then let’s keep this front page.

Once the US workweek starts again on Tuesday (Monday is a national holiday), I’m sure MerMod will include the issue in the daily summary for the developers.

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / [Contest] Nominate-a-Mate Nomination Thread

Just to chime in: I think this whole thing is such a great idea. Kudos to MerMod for the idea, and even more so to all of you for recognizing members of the Spellstone community.

 
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Topic: BattleHand: General / Staff ignoring us?

StunningStaff and others are doing their absolute best to keep up with things that are reported in the forums. For issues that are particular to your account (like the stones) mean that you’ll need to email in with your in-game account name etc etc.

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Why should I play if I don't spend?

I edited the OP a bit. There’s a lot of substantive discussion here and I don’t want to quash that! Just a gentle reminder to keep things civil.

 
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Topic: Spellstone: General / Whining

Originally posted by xChiZm:

In games like this devs have the opportunity to see exactly what their customers want. It’s a shame that they seem to ignore a lot of customer input.

Remember, though, that the vast majority of players never post here. Forums are not representative samples of a game’s players. The feedback here is interesting, to be sure, but it’s definitely not the whole story.