Recent posts by trickyrodent on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / [CROW Feature] Kong Minus

Coincidentally, when we were brainstorming Kong Plus, I really thought we should call it Kong Minus. “All the good stuff, minus the ads!”

Nobody else liked the idea, though. ::shrug::

 
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Topic: Global Assault: General / KyotoSomo Appreciation Thread

Hey all— It looks like kyotosomo is a little uncomfortable with all this praise, so I’m going to lock the thread.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist Mobile: General / Whooooah what happened?

We created separate forums for web and mobile!

Basically, it was just getting too confusing to have the two mixed together. The two games are a bit different, and will continue to be— so it was hard for you-all to give each other advice. It was also a hassle for the developers, who were trying to sort out different bug reports and announce updates to different platforms.

The mobile forum is a bit sparse right now, but we’re confident it will quickly be filled with the same bounty of information that is available in the web forum. In the meantime, you’re certainly welcome to check back in the web forum to see if your question is answered there. :-)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Bug Reports

Since we are splitting this forum up into two parts, I’m going to lock this thread.

For mobile bug reports, go here.

For web bug reports, go here.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Whooooah what happened?

We created separate forums for web and mobile!

Basically, it was just getting too confusing to have the two mixed together. The two games are a bit different, and will continue to be— so it was hard for you-all to give each other advice. It was also a hassle for the developers, who were trying to sort out different bug reports and announce updates to different platforms.

The mobile forum is a bit sparse right now, but we’re confident it will quickly be filled with the same bounty of information that is available here. :-)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / attack of the koreans part deux

Originally posted by Lurickin:

Best Korea is angry at our capitalistic ways, we must atone to glorious leader for the error of our ways

This gave me a good chuckle. :-) We’re on this, it should look better soon.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Whelp. This game is super easy to cheat at.

I’m going to go ahead and lock this thread— seems like it’s mostly about insulting each other at this point, and that’s really not the point of a game forum.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Whats going on???!!

Yeaaah, our forums seem to be exploding a bit. O.o

We’re going to do some cleanup now, and hopefully when the technical staff are around in a couple hours they’ll be able to make some changes to fix it all.

 
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Topic: Triviador / Triviador closing on Kongregate

After exchanging some emails with the dev team, the game on Kongregate is closing on March 24. They’re a small company and need to focus on improving and supporting the game on only one platform instead of several.

It’s correct that moving players to other platforms would be a violation of the developers’ contract with us, and it’s really not okay that they even suggested it in the first place. I’m sure it was an oversight on their part.

I processed refunds for everyone who spent in the game since February 24. If that’s you, you’ll have a profile-whisper (aka private message) from me and also some extra kreds in your account.

I wish the game were still going to be on Kongregate, or that you all had gotten more notice of the closure! But those are things outside my control.

 
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Topic: Triviador / Triviador closing on Kongregate

Hey everybody,

Someone just wrote to support and let us know that the following notice is visible in-game by clicking the “get more” option:

This is certainly news to us, and I have emailed the developers to find out more about their plans.

In general, Kongregate’s policy is that players should have at least 30 days’ enjoyment of their purchases. This may mean that the devs leave the game up for at least 30 days after turning off purchasing; in other cases, the devs take the game down sooner and we (Kongregate) end up giving some kreds back.

In either case, I’ll let you know once I hear anything.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How do you deal with power-hungry mods?

Originally posted by Mousethecat:

Just a FYI, mods can’t perma-ban or delete accounts. The worst they can do is week-ban, so nothing they do causes permanent damage (To your account at least. Mental/emotional damage is still possible).

I’m also not entirely positive if older alt accounts are subject to easier bans, because newer alt accounts are subject to a lower threshold for being banned. That’s something you can mention to the admins in the ticket/report.

Originally posted by Mousethecat:

If your accounts are getting perma-banned, then it’s no longer an issue with the mod(s). You’ve done something wrong, several times, and the admins had enough of it.

These statements are correct. Permaban decisions are made by admins (not mods), and so your complaint isn’t really about “power-hungry moderators” at all.

We consider many factors, but the user’s treatment of other users and moderators is always the primary concern. Even if you don’t have direct contact with the admins, we’re reviewing complaints from other people about you and evaluating them. If we feel that a user is being habitually disruptive or is targeting particular users or moderators, we’re likely to handle new accounts made by that individual quite harshly. Improved behavior means a gradual return to our usual, relatively lenient approach.

We can never please everyone; some people want to be free to do or say anything, and other people want a squeaky-clean place to enjoy games. The best we can do is try to find a middle-ground where users are free to be a little rowdy but still stay within some limits.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Calling all whales/big spenders in the forum

It’s really not okay to use Kongregate to try to recruit people for your business project, so I’m going to lock this thread.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / why is there no announcement thread for the new front page?

To answer OP’s question, the reason is that I forgot to tell IAmTheCandyman that I needed him to do a post today. We had a meeting Wednesday where the split test was discussed, but C-man wasn’t working and therefore wasn’t there. I dropped the ball. Not malice or even lack of interest, but simple human error.

By way of apology, I give you a baby chipmunk wearing an acorn hat:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thank You Kongregate

Hey, thanks for this. Seriously. It really means a lot. <3

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] The Cuteness Overload Quest!

Hang on, the devs have to run a task to make it happen and it may take a bit.

 
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Topic: Brick-Force / Sudden game closure

Hey everybody—

We got an email this morning from the developers of Brick-Force that they had shut down the game. D:

Kongregate’s policy is to give players 30 days’ notice of game closures, but obviously we can’t force developers to re-open a server that’s already closed. Instead, I went ahead and refunded all purchases made in the last month.

I’m really sorry to be the bearer of bad news and wish there was more I could do.

 
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Topic: TDP5 Arena / Free Kreds

The only way to get free Kreds is by completing offers on the official Kreds page.

Step 1. Click “FUND YOUR ACCOUNT.”
Step 2. Click “EARN FREE KREDS.”
Step 3. Complete any offer you wish to earn free kreds.

Note: These offers are hosted by TrialPay, a third-party company. If you do not receive the kreds that you are supposed to, Kongregate cannot help you. See this post for details.


Anyone offering free Kreds is lying to you! There is no way to transfer Kreds between accounts.


Asking for passwords or to trade accounts for any reason will result in your account being permanently banned, so don’t do it! If you see someone offering free Kreds in exchange for a password, please send an email to support@kongregate.com or report them from their Kongregate profile.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / [To Devs] I do not bot and I have never shared my account info. But you have made it really hard not to. Here is why.

Originally posted by BotFTW:

I just posted a rather detailed tutorial on botting, to see what the devs official response would be.

They deleted the thread in less than a minute.

That’s right, deleted. Didn’t edit the tutorial out and post anything, send me a message, or lock it, simply deleted it and swept it under the rug as if it had never existed.

I’ve never seen them be so expeditious about a potentially harmful forum topic here before.

That’s actually more worrying than anything, since it shows that they don’t condone botting, but hide their heads in the ground like ostriches whenever it is brought up and go out of their ways to sweep it under the rug, instead of actually taking action on it.

I am tempted to post it again, if we don’t hear an official statement on the matter.

Actually, what happened is that our forum spam filter hid it for admin review. If you ever see a post hidden (or, if it’s the OP, the entire thread vanishes) within a minute or two of posting, it’s probably the spam filter.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What grinds your gears on kong

super srs answer: Lots of people joke about pedophiles, but they (and ephebophiles) are real. I have come across a few here on Kongregate, and if I had a magic wand and could keep some people away from the site, it would be them. I’d even rather have the alpaca spammer than predators.

regular answer: I hate screamer links. D: And also when people assume that someone is trolling when actually they’re just new.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / tfw no qt3.14 cutepie gf

Even without cutiepie gf, there is still, you know, regular pie in the world… and also (apparently) Cthulhu blueberry pie! Life is full of interesting surprises.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If you could spend a day with someone who would it be????

Good question!

At least today, I would choose my friend Tom, who died of esophageal cancer a year and a half ago. Today is his birthday. It would be bittersweet to only have him back for one day, but definitely worth it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Official Guide to Bunnehs: Moving!

Originally posted by Pokerpo:
Originally posted by cesarcurado:

i dont understand ops obsession with rats.

Rabbits aren’t rodents; they’re lagomorphs. I read up on the differences once… and then promptly forgot everything except the word “lagomorph” which amuses me for some reason.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Favorite color???

I like all the colors. Not to be all hippy-dippy, but each color can be beautiful in certain settings or places.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / There is a pornographic image on the "porn thread?porn thread." thread.

Not any more, there isn’t!

 
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Topic: Pirates: Tides of Fortune / Game closing on Oct 26

Hello everyone,

I’m sorry to announce that Pirates: Tides of Fortune will be closing on Kongregate in one month’s time. This was a decision made by the developers, not by Kongregate, and we’re sorry to see the game go.

It’s Kongregate’s policy to return any kreds spent within 30 days of a game’s closure. Our preferred solution is that developers turn off purchasing but leave the game up for 30 days, allowing players to continuing enjoying in-game items for a while, and Plarium agreed unhesitatingly to this arrangement.

Game takedowns are always painful, especially when we have made friends and built a community with other players. If you know of other games on Kongregate that might appeal to folks who liked this one, post them here!