Recent posts by plujan on Kongregate

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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Don't understand what I received from the Terrible Trunk

It’s an effect. Hover over the icon in your effect bar to see what it does. (Probably just a Halloween cosmetic effect.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by SpicyChickenWing:

I cant remember this game

You play as as the character I. The game has you running around on text from novels and books, where you have to jump on words to highlight them. There are red words witch hurt you and set your score back. The game includes levels with texts from Alice in Wonderland and some Cthulhu thing.

That one is Silent Conversation.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Did not receive my Kreds

Kongregate follows regular business hours (Pacific time). Since today is a holiday, you shouldn’t expect a response until tomorrow, most likely.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / "Admin has received complaints"

Here’s the main point: All reports are manually reviewed by an administrator. They will look at the report, look at the chat logs from that time, and take the appropriate action.

So no, you are not going to get warned/silenced/banned simply based on the number of reports you receive (precisely because it’s not too difficult for someone to create a bunch of alts). If you get warned/silenced/banned, it’s because there is something in the chat logs to warrant that action.

Yes, the system can be pretty slow, so sometimes there will be a time lag between what you did and Kongregate’s response. That is normal. In an ideal world, the message from Kongregate would include specifics about what you did, but since they deal with such a high volume of reports, it’s not really practical to do that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by calleharnemark:

What I have heard is that the badge is way harder than the impossible.

No, that was definitely not my experience. For the hard badge I certainly needed MrRubix’s walkthrough, but with that and a little practice it was not at all horrible. The impossible, though, I needed a walkthrough, tons of practice, lots of work adjusting the walkthrough in those places where it just didn’t seem to quite work for me, and a bunch of luck. It took me friggin’ forever.

(I suspect that the impossible is easier to cheat, though, given the badge counts for the two.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by wouterboy:

Woah. That’s a long list of embarassment. Where do you get that info?

I wrote a relatively simple Perl script. If you (or anyone else) would like to try it out, here it is. Just download http://www.kongregate.com/badges.json into the same place and run it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Nope, there are many games with 5,15,15,15 (IndestructoTank! AE, Straw Hat Samurai, The Great Siege, Upgrade Complete!, Frontier, Level Up!, Shadowreign RPG, Infectonator: World Dominator, Crush the Castle 2, Toxers, endeavor, The Legend of the Golden Robot, Penguin Overlords, Lab of the Dead, Mushroom Madness 3, Legend of the Void, Chuck the Sheep, and FPA: World 1 Remix).

The 8 unique ones (some of which have already been mentioned) are:
Epic Battle Fantasy 2 (5,15,15,60)
Moon Waltz (5,5)
Warfare: 1917 (5,5,5,15)
Asteroids Revenge III (30,30)
William and Sly (15,15,15,30)
Mardek 3 (15,30,30,60)
Max Mesiria 2 (15,60)
Shift 4 (15,15,15,15)

(Hero’s Arms is not unique, as Mardek 2 is also 5,30,30,30.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

The main thing I see not being addressed in this thread is: one of the major reasons for introducing the room mod system was that modcalls weren’t working. The stated goal of the adminstration for a few years now (whether you agree with it or not) is that moderators should be building a community in their room, and when they get called in to a room where they’re not familiar with the community, bad things were apparently happening.

So any solution which brings back modcalls is probably not going to fly, because it’s not going to solve that underlying problem.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / SUGGESTION: add a badge category for badges that are no longer obtainable

No, Bunni: How we first met never had a badge. I’m pretty sure it never even had API. Maybe you’re thinking of Bunny Flags, which did have broken badges for a while? (I’m pretty sure they were eventually fixed, though.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by tomio:

Looking for a pretty old game (which was in beta then), in which the main character saw herself as if she was in a fantasy world, together with a bunch of others. It had a grid-view and you controlled yourself and some others, who were also in fantasy-like outfits.

One of these was a girl who wore a blindfold and could summon plants, who turned out to be dead in the real world.

In reality, however, they were all controlling robots, who were at war with humanity. The first boss was a demon, who was revealed as the doctor that was treating you after you killed it. Besides that, I don’t remember much.

That sounds very much like Zening. Unfortunately, the game itself shut down due to lack of money a couple of years ago, although you can still view the web site here to see if it was what you were thinking of.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / not getting 60%, Game has statistics working

Where are you getting 60% from? From the information at http://www.kongregate.com/pages/help#ad-revenue-share-q-3 the maximum is 50% if you have both API and Kongregate exclusivity. You may also want to look at http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/resources/faq#api-bonus

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Draconian Moderator Banned Me!

Um, have you actually tried that link? It does in fact go to a completely inappropriate site.

Posting those kinds of links is one of the things that will get you banned most quickly on Kongregate. Since Kongregate is a 13+ site, it really needs to ensure that those kinds of links are not present, or otherwise the site could face serious consequences. Try to be more careful with your jokes next time.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / how do i know which .sol file game is for?

If you still have it in its original directory, you can try to figure out its game ID and go from there. If all you have is the .sol file, though, it’s pretty much impossible (at least as far as I know).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by ss476hawk:

I’m looking for a game that was like a 7 wheel slot machine with about 10 different symbols, Cheese, a house, a thundercloud, a sun, snowflake, coffeecup ect. You got to spin the wheel then you had to either lock the different wheels or use what was on them to match different cards. the more you got the more spins you got to use… anyone???

Sounds like Reeelz.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by jumping1:

It was a game I played on Kongregate.
You either played as a man or a animal (that was friends with the man?)
It was point and click and was called something The Reemfield chronicles

Several Journeys of Reemus, maybe? chapter 0 chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4

 
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Topic: Technical Support / New ads overlaying ad-screen don't close

No, that’s not it. I’ve seen the same ad (in French), although it behaves slightly differently for me:

1) When you first load the game and the ad appears, the ad extends above the top of the normal ad area.
2) When it first appears, if you click the X in the upper-right, it goes away as normal.
3) But if you click the “close” link at the bottom, it disappears from the game area, but the extra bit on top remains AND you can’t get rid of it by clicking on the X any more (only by reloading).

It is really annoying, so if there’s anything I can do to help track it down I’d be happy to do so.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / When story of one bothers everyone

Obviously, it’s best when silences are handed out by mods who are in the chatroom at the time — that way, it’s obvious what you did wrong, the punishment immediately follows, and hopefully it’s a good lesson to not do it again next time.

However, if there aren’t mods around, that doesn’t mean that anything goes. That’s what the reporting system is for — to provide a way to deal with inappropriate behavior when there aren’t mods present. Now, if you do get silenced for a report, it’s often harder to understand — the silence may come a couple of days after the actions that caused it, so it may not be obvious (or you may not even remember) why you were silenced, and the silences also tend to be longer in that case because they’re usually only handed out for a large amount of misbehavior. It’s not an ideal system, but it is necessary to deal with the fact that Kongregate doesn’t have enough mods to watch all of the chat rooms all of the time.

Please remember that the admins can and do look at the chat logs when a report comes in. There’s no “auto-silencing” system for reports; you can’t get anyone in trouble by filing false reports on them, because the admins will see that there’s no actual substance (indeed, you can get punished yourself if you repeatedly file false reports to harass someone). On the other hand, if you are misbehaving, the admins will see that, even if there’s no mod around.

So if you get silenced by an admin “for no reason”, sure, you may not have been doing anything at the time, but they know that you were doing something a couple of days ago. That’s the reason.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Is the badge Manager on Holiday

Yes.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Problem with a non-game on the site

You are wrong. It is a game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / K+ banned on a 5 dollar paypal issue?

OK, to clear up some of the misinformation in this thread, here’s what I know about when Kongregate will ban people for purchasing issues. (Disclaimer: I don’t have any firsthand experience with this, but this is based on what people have posted before.)

1) If you perform a chargeback (that is, you buy Kreds with a credit card, and then call up your credit card company and tell them “I didn’t make this purchase/I didn’t receive the goods that I purchased” and get your money back), you will be permabanned immediately with no chance of being unbanned.

1a) If you do a chargeback after buying and using Kreds, then you’re basically stealing money from Kongregate and this reaction is entirely reasonable and justified.
1b) There have apparently been cases where people have not received their Kreds, due to issues with PayPal or some other intermediary, and done a chargeback and been banned. This does seem a little harsh, but there are two things to remember here: one, Kongregate still loses money in this scenario (as well as taking the negative hit on their merchant rating that comes with any chargeback, which also hurts them in the long run), and two, a chargeback should not be your first resort in this situation here — you should contact kreds@kongregate.com and they can and should sort it out.

2) If your purchasing patterns look like they might be fraudulent, then Kongregate may ban your account. This is basically a pre-emptive maneuver on Kongregate’s part to try to avoid ending up with a large chargeback if the purchases do turn out to be fraudulent. The important thing in this scenario is that Kongregate will make several attempts to contact you so that you can verify the purchases before a ban happens, and even if you miss all of these messages and get banned you can still contact them afterwards to sort things out.

It’s very important not to confuse these two cases. They may look the same to the outside observer, but the way Kongregate handles them is quite different.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Unknow Popup saying DO NOT SHARE THIS LINK in the URL

First of all, the fact that the link contains DO_NOT_SHARE_THIS_LINK and KEEP_THIS_DATA_PRIVATE is supposed to tell you that you should not share it. That link contains private account information which other people could use to steal your account. Please delete it.

Second, cargo, your post is completely wrong. The above is how Kongregate passes authentication information to other servers which host the games. It looks like in this particular case, the developer has let the server expire, so it’s no longer working. That’s why you see this information (it’s normally hidden if everything is working).

It is true that you should never enter your Kongregate information on any non-Kongregate site.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by HeiMingHeHa:

Hello.
I am looking for a game in Kongregate
The game is about players role-played as a person
At the start of the game, I remember that I have to select the age of the character.
I can kill monsters and gain exp.
The age of the character will grow according to the game time
Can someone give me the name of the game or the link of the game?
Thanks

Maybe My Pet Protector (or one of the other games in that series)?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not sure if this has been suggested before or not.

Yeah, it’s been suggested before. The main roadblock is that Greg has said that he wants there to be a little wiggle room, so if you’re unable to connect to the Internet for a day, or a game doesn’t work for you, or whatever, you don’t get locked out of the shiny Kongpanion.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Memory Leak - Intentional Strategy?

Originally posted by spirelot:

Even though I have no developing knowledge I guess it can’t be that hard to fix a memory leak

…seriously?

Even though I have no medical knowledge I guess it can’t be that hard to fix cancer.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Memory Leak - Intentional Strategy?

Yeah, charrrlie, I think you’re overthinking this a bit. The simple fact is that a lot of devs are not necessarily good programmers, and may not even realize that they’re leaking memory, much less how to fix it. Also, they’re probably developing on relatively high-end machines, so they may not even notice a memory leak which would cause a significant performance drop for a Kongregator with a more average machine. Plus given that these issues may cause a lot of time and effort to fix, they may just decide that it’s running well enough and not bother fixing it so they can move on to their next project.

Originally posted by cargo11900:

Memory leaks would be on your end char. I’ve never had a problem with “memory leaks” it’s just some games don’t have the option to save your progress. If the game saves progress but it’s not saving yours in these “memory leaks” it’s you. Make sure to set your local storage settings to unlimited.

That’s not at all what a memory leak means, and to be honest, if you’re a developer and don’t even know what a memory leak is, then that only lends support to my argument above.