Recent posts by trickyrodent on Kongregate

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Topic: Pirates: Tides of Fortune / Pirates: Tides of MISFORTUNE

We first heard this morning that the game is down. We’ll do our best to reach Plarium and find out what’s up as soon as we can.

As a general rule, our expectation is that developers will give players 30 days’ notice of a shutdown. Failing that, we return kreds used in the game within the 30 days prior to shutdown. We have heard nothing about a shutdown, so I’m hoping the issue is a server problems of some kind.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Account Stealers warning

If anyone knows his Kongregate name, send me a private message on my profile

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / It's here...

Kongregate is not an image board.

 
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Topic: Wartune / Account Stealers warning

Please see my post here.

 
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Topic: Wartune / NEVER give anyone your password! an important reminder from Kongregate

Hello all,

In the last few hours we have been hearing from players and moderators that accounts are being stolen. So far, at least, it works like this:

1. scamming player uses in-game chat to offer some kind of benefit in exchange for someone else’s password
2. other player agrees
3. scamming player promptly changes email and password on the account, which means it now belongs to them
4. Scamming player uses new account to continue scamming.

Kongregate’s efforts to track down the people responsible are currently hindered by the fact that we can’t see in-game chat, and that most R2 staff are currently asleep (because it’s the middle of the night in China).

In most cases, if your account is stolen, we won’t be able to help you get it back so please, please, please don’t give out your password.

If your account has been stolen, you may write to support@kongregate.com and tell us the Kongregate name of the stolen account. I still can’t promise you’ll get your account back, but it might help us stop the scamming faster.

For those interested, see here.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Guilds / Important suggestion for forums

Done! :-D

 
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Topic: Wartune / DNS issue

We’re trying to figure out if there’s anything we (Kongregate) can do about this. What are the other games people are having problems with besides Wartune?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Eternal Saga] and [Lunaria Story] will be closing on Sept 12

Hello all—

Just a wanted to let everyone know that R2 Games has decided to close Eternal Saga and Lunaria Story on Kongregate.

While we don’t have exact details as to what they’ll be like, the developers have agreed to provide welcome packages in another of their games (Dragon Pals) based on any kreds spent in ES or LS in the past 6 months.

In order to claim your welcome package, you’ll need to make a character in Dragon Pals, making careful note of your server number. Then complete the relevant form(s), which are linked below. If you played both games, complete both forms.

Form for people who played Eternal Saga is here.

Form for people who played Lunaria Story is here.

Deadline to complete these forms is September 9, 2014, at 11:59PM PST.

In accordance with Kongregate’s 30-day closure notice policy, anyone who spent kreds in ES or LS after August 12 will have their kreds refunded instead of getting bonuses in Dragon Pals. You’re welcome to spend those kreds in any game you like!

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: Guild Recruitment / Join Cyborgs [#20 Jotun Raid] (open)

Sorry, your posts are being hidden by our forum spam filter. It will take a few times of them being unhidden before everything works.

Try not quoting your first post but just telling people to check your first post for details?

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / Dis gaem [is less than satisfying to me]

Yes, I edited the title of the thread.

Originally posted by Smokescreem:

Do you type with your nose?

I lol’ed.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Put somethin bad in my mouth O.O

Hey guys— humor value aside, this belongs in OT and not SD.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems loading games

Which game? We have found some remaining problems

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems loading games

Whew! That was ugly! But we think we’re back.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems loading games

Hey all—

We just started discovering a problem with some games loading. We’re trying to narrow it down and sort it out— basically, people are getting a plain, dark-gray screen instead of the game.

If you have that happen, post here: game, operating system, browser.

Originally posted by joe1017:

For anyone reading this thread try the following steps:
1) updating the DNS settings: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/
2) flush the dns: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/ClearingBrowserCache
3) restart your browser

It did take a bit, but it sounds like things are working fine now.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / **NO KRED REFUND FOR THIS GAME**

Ah, I’m sorry, when you said “KG” I thought you meant Kongregate.

I followed up with KonamiKG and clarified our policy, explaining that we won’t be doing refunds.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / **NO KRED REFUND FOR THIS GAME**

Silas, not sure where you got the idea that we had discussed a kred refund? We’re working with Synapse on putting together a welcome package over in Tyrant Unleashed, but that would take the form of in-game items rather than kreds.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [No, it is not okay to] Destroy T:U

Hey, guys.

So, I absolutely get that everyone is reeeeeally upset and stressed out.

In some ways, I agree with BigL46, that this situation does feel like a breakup. You knew your significant other was seeing other people, and that his/her attention had been largely distracted from you, but you kept hoping that s/he would return and you could be happy again like you were at first. As it turns out, that didn’t happen… and so now it’s a culmination of grief and pain and dashed hopes. I have had breakups like that. No fun.

But that’s an analogy, and like all analogies it breaks down under scrutiny. The relationship between players and developer is fundamentally different. No one expects a game to last forever— or if they do, they shouldn’t. All games end. I sometimes wonder if we should put a notice on every single game from the day it’s published:

Loss, like death, is inevitable. The more you live, the more losses you’ll have. I have lost jobs, relationships, faith, hope. But you know what? The alternative to loss is to stop living. Right now it’s a beautiful summer morning and it’s good to be alive. This song always speaks to me when I think about life and loss.

What you all are going through right now is grief. Before the announcement, you were in denial; you kept hoping against hope that it would change. Now you’re going through anger. That’s an important stage too. Go ahead and be angry. Rant in here. Boycott purchases if you want.

What you should not do with your anger is take it out on other games. Attempting to destroy those games will not bring back WMT. It might get your account banned, though. I understand you all are struggling, but I can’t allow you to damage Kongregate in your grief.

Kongregate’s whole cross-platform approach has been very successful, and we’re putting a lot of resources into developing more mobile social features and generally improving the interface. We’re taking the stuff we learned about forums and interactions and finding ways to introduce those mechanics into mobile gameplay. Everything changes, especially technology. When technology changes, so does the gaming industry. Kongregate is adapting.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / I got to mission 11 on Tyrant Unleased but no Duplicator in Run on andriod

Hello! I’m moving this post to our Tyrant Unleashed forum— the General Gaming forum isn’t an ideal place for it.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Feedback and Problems / Arena points going back to zero after each battle

Originally posted by DemetrioT1:

Why did you remove my post?
It wasn’t offensive.
Nice game, but strange people.

Sorry ’bout that! Looks like your post was flagged by our forum spam filter. We unhid it.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Feedback and Problems / 5$ off coupon error

ndcurtis, probably what happened is that your email provider rejected the email because they thought it was spam— that has happened sometimes.

If you had contacted us (support@kongregate.com) right away we could have helped you get it a different way, but now the promotion is completely over.

 
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Topic: Lionheart Tactics: Feedback and Problems / 5$ off coupon error

Hello! So, the deal with this coupon (as all our coupons) is that there is one deadline for earning the coupon and a second deadline for using the coupon.

The deadline to earn the coupon was yesterday, June 30. The deadline to use the coupon is August 3.

Many of you are probably finding about the offer from coupon / deal sites, who (obviously) aren’t particularly motivated to explain things clearly. Sorry for any confusion.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / stolen account

Several admins (and I) have replied to you. As we told you, account security is your responsibility, not ours.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [Kongregate feature] Subforums!

Unfortunately, there’s no ability to customize how many threads are shown— it’s 10 per subforum. I did condense the stickies a bit, and move some to other subforums. Maybe Nqss and I can figure out some more condensing.

 
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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / I've come to a realization!

Looks like this thread is now just for arguing and insulting, so I’m going to lock it.

In general, let’s not start threads designed for trolling, even if the point is to teach others to identify trolling. Regardless of motivations, flaming and public accusations are bad.

 
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Topic: Contract Wars: General / [Kongregate feature] Subforums!

You guys are superduper active. There was just a LOT of EVERYTHING.