Recent posts by xjason on Kongregate

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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

The same goes to knowledge cards reset bug. If anyone bought packs with bloonstones (bought with real money) and got cards reset to level 0 can consider themself being cheated by ninja-kiwi. I think this should even backfire on kongregate as users here are in fact paying money for kreds first. I think kongregate should take at least some of the responsibility if their members are being robbed like this.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Originally posted by MFH86:

I have a couple of ideas for the problem of the resetting knowledge. They are more patches than solutions, but can be an improvement.
First idea, probably the worst: keep the values saved twice. In case one of the values becomes 0, use the backup to restore it. I don’t know where the problem is, but if it’s just a random occurrence the probability of a double reset is quite low. This means however that the size of this part of the database will double.
Second idea: together with the values of every knowledge, store the sum of all the knowledge in the database. If a value is 0 and the sum of all the knowledge is less than the stored value, correct the lowest value. If more than one value becomes 0, split the missing knowledge between all of them.

It’s not about finding a way to fix it. It’s about them ignoring players and not even trying. Workarounds for this issue are really simple as you wrote and there are even more workarounds that can be easily done (like storing a local copy that can be used in such event), not mentioning really fixing the issue – adding some debugs to track where those values can get reset would point to the solution a long time ago. But this issue probably has lowest priority. They focus on features like this “Bloon beacon” that can encourage to spend bloonstones (i.e. real money). Those cards being reset are even potentially profitable for them as slow gathering them is pointless. Only buying a lot of packs for real money get get you over lvl4 (and at some point they would get reset anyway forcing you to spend more money).

PS. Did you ever seen any of the developers answering here. They probably don’t even read it.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Originally posted by fhhuber:
Originally posted by Kungfuzing101:

My Monkey Knowledge pack levels keep on resetting themselves. My Monkey tycoon and Glue gunner have both been reset, and since Monkey Knowledge packs are so rare… X(

Don’t worry… NinjaKiwi doesn’t care.
Its a known issue and they’ll give you enough packs to make up for about 1/10 of the total monkey knowledge EXP you lost and they’ll say that makes it all OK.

I never got any compensation (not even 1 pack). But I guess it doesn’t matter. Even if they would give us 10k of those pack and then reset cards back to 0 that’s not compensation at all.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Originally posted by fhhuber:
Originally posted by xjason:

Will anything be ever done regarding monkey knowledge cards reset or is this already considered a feature? After introducing knowledge packs about half om my cards got reset from lvl 2-3 to lvl 0. What’s the point of cards having 15 levels if it’s impossible to get it to level 4 before it’s reset to lvl 0???

Its a feature… your knowledge will be reset to the IQ of a potato every week

Than we should educate potatos to have at least IQ=4 ;)

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Will anything be ever done regarding monkey knowledge cards reset or is this already considered a feature? After introducing knowledge packs about half om my cards got reset from lvl 2-3 to lvl 0. What’s the point of cards having 15 levels if it’s impossible to get it to level 4 before it’s reset to lvl 0???

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Originally posted by fhhuber:

Still its resetting my knowledge skills to 0… Now it reset Ninja>
I stopped applying knowledge packs. no point.
Sitting here with level 4 tycoon, 0 Activated ability, 0 Ace, 0 Ninja. (Ace and Activated were the ones reset last time…) The rest are level 2 and 3. The 2’s were all reset from level 3 (almost 4) previously and I ranked em up again from 0.

I really should have ALL level 3 with 4 to 6 skills level 4.

21 normal packs and 2 ancient packs unused.

How the hell would 10 knowledge packs they gave me compensate for the amount of knowledge lost? Over on the Ninjakiwi discussion site they say they’ll make it right. But they think 10 packs makes up for dropping 2 skills from nearly being 4 to ZERO?

PUT MY KNOWLEDGE TO THE LEVELS THEY BELONG!

I never got any recompensate and today my activated ability was reset to 0 again. I even stopper reporting those as bugs reports are ignored. The bug is hapenning from the very begining of the intrduction of knowledge packs and they can’t fix this???

And I agree giving few packs to recompensate 5 or more cards reset from lvl 3 to 0 is rediculous (and I never got even one pack).

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Originally posted by xjason:
Originally posted by fhhuber:

Had ALL monkey knowledge above 2, many 3’s working on 4’s… suddenly half got reset to 0’s…. That included Banana farm which had been very close to 4.

Posted about this before but it looks like that post got ignored.

Two of mine monkey knowledge cards were also reset from level 3 to level 0. I sumitted 2 bug reports for each time this happened but both were ignored (not even “screw you, we won’t fix it” :P). Maybe it’s punishment for those who never spent real money to buy bloonstones…

Today next card (buccaneer) got reset to lvl0. It makes no sense at all to gather those packs if cards are being reset constantly. All bugs reports are being ignored. I think they don’t really care for players. Bugs like that should have top priority to be fixed… I’m lucky I didn’t spend real money on those packs. This should be a warning to anyone planning to spend cash to buy knowledge packs.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Originally posted by fhhuber:

Had ALL monkey knowledge above 2, many 3’s working on 4’s… suddenly half got reset to 0’s…. That included Banana farm which had been very close to 4.

Posted about this before but it looks like that post got ignored.

Two of mine monkey knowledge cards were also reset from level 3 to level 0. I sumitted 2 bug reports for each time this happened but both were ignored (not even “screw you, we won’t fix it” :P). Maybe it’s punishment for those who never spent real money to buy bloonstones…

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / [FORUM EVENT]Vote for Your World Cup Champion and Win Free Red Ball!

Argentina
xJason
City Gates

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / BUG: i can not edit a deck in tournament

Flash support for Linux stopped at 11.2.202.310. Chrome is the only way to have newer flash version in Linux. I used always the newest version available for given configuration.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / BUG: i can not edit a deck in tournament

There are actually two places where similar issue occurs:
1. Daily Event – right arrow to switch pages is hidden behind X button making it impossible to edit deck normally
2. Deck editor – card class selector is lower then it should be – there are few pixel that makes it possible to use them but it is still a bug.

Configuartion I tried:
Ubuntu 12.10 + Firefox + Flash 11.2.202.310 – BUG present
Ubuntu 12.10 + Chrome + Flash 11.9.900.117 – BUG present
Windows 8 + Firefox + Flash 11.9.900.117 – OK (no bug)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat connection failed

Most probably BOSH is not working or is out of sync due to yesterdays problems. That’s why it is possible to connect to Kong API only with green plug and not yellow. I already send error report so maybe someone will restart BOSH server soon.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Multiple games not loading

Try to clear browser data (will erase progress in any games that don’t keep it on server) and try to disable adblock or any other stuff that can block flash content.
You can also try to update flash but I assume you already have newest version.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat connection failed!

Despite the normal problems everyone can have with firewalls, browsers etc. BOSH is not working. So if you don’t have ports blocked you should be able to connect (with green plug). If ports are blocked, which can be the case in your work, school, internet cafe, etc., you should be able to connect through BOSH (yellow plug) but since it is not working it is impossible to connect in second case.
Until BOSH problem will be fixed we won’t be able to collect badges on connect to chat (it’s been at least two days now this problem exist).
All that is left is to wait and have hope that someone from maintenance is reading this thread.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Desert Moon -- how to beat it

Hi,

I just beat day 3 with 3 star rating. The best strategy is to keep just 3 initial flamethrowers and focus on nail gunners. Put one behind each flamethrower and then create line just behind those six. Later you can create second line of nail gunners and on final wave put 4 flare guns and 2 fuel guns.
In last wave you can use sentinel just to be sure you’ll make it.
I lost one flamethrower on wave 10 but it’s still gives 3 stars.
If you’ll have luck you can make it without loses.

Hope this will help somebody frustrated about not having 15 stars ;)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / BOSH problems - unable to connect to chat/badges

Everything works great. Thanks!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / BOSH problems - unable to connect to chat/badges

I will check it out tomorrow and let you know, but I think everything should be alright since lerogeballon wrote it’s working for him.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / BOSH problems - unable to connect to chat/badges

Do you mean that BOSH works for you (can you see yellow plug instad of green)?
I sent bug report but still I wonder if it’s kongregate issue or something has been changed in my workplace.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Unable to connect to chat

I have exactly same situation. The “yellow” mode is called BOSH and it allow connection through http port 80.
I thought that something was changed in my workplace but I doubt that 2 people had it blocked the same moment.
What’s making me wonder is that someone wrote that everthing is fine for him in my topic, but maybe he meant chat connection at all (not using BOSH).

PS. You should have wrote your message in my topic to avoid duplicating topics regarding same issue. (maybe some moderator could move it?)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / BOSH problems - unable to connect to chat/badges

Hello,

Starting today I have problems connecting to chat/badges. Plug stays red.
Till now I was always using BOSH to connect (yellow plug).
So my question is: is BOSH server running and working? Is it possible to block BOSH connections without blocking http?
I mean is this possible that my ISP blocked possibility to connect with kongregate or is it kongregate problem?

Best regards,
xJason