Recent posts by milskidasith on Kongregate

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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / [Post-Explosion] Game Bugs

Loot drops in the arena stay onscreen when changing areas

I’m not really sure if this is a bug, but it’s basically as I said above; if you change areas while loot is on the screen, the loot stays. It seems to work going forward and backwards.


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Topic: General Gaming / Hovernauts: Tank Wars Beta! (multiplayer flash)

The lag issues aren’t totally fixed, but they have been improved. Also, bump so more people play.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Scientists bring 120,000+ yr old ancient bacteria to life - should we ban this behaviour?

Yay for sensationalism!

The bacteria is small and lives on low amounts of nutrients. Why? Because it lived in the cold ice, where nutrients were scarce. It’s not going to take over the world, and like you said, we don’t even know if it’s harmful.

Plus, there are billions of bacteria everywhere; it’s unlikely one more kind is going to kill us all.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Five ways to fix America's schools

Originally posted by LatexDucky:

One key point that is never made is that critical thinking and knowledge are keys to success. Everyone keeps saying that school is the key to success for some reason…

Mostly because education is a good indicator of knowledge? I mean, it would be great if everybody could know how qualified you are, but since we don’t have brain scanners, it’s easier for an employer to just check and give the job to a guy with a masters in engineering from MIT instead of a guy who almost failed out of a forced year of college at Coonass Community College.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Five ways to fix America's schools

Remember, forced education obviously has other negatives besides just on students. It creates a teaching shortage, and if they force students to go to a college, it will also create an economic problem for colleges (too many students wasting their time on their forced first year) or on parents (sending a kid with a learning disability to college for no good reason).

So this basically fails on all levels!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Hovernauts: Tank Wars Beta! (multiplayer flash)

The medic is overpowered. I posted a topic in your forums, but basically he can deny his opponents any ability to shoot, can hit and heal multiple targets at once, and only needs to hit once to deal massive damage. Plus two medics stacked together are incredibly hard to kill. The only times I ever died as a medic were when I fought multiple enemies, fought another medic while at low energy, or was hit by long range shots (probably misses from another fight, because they were from offscreen) while at low health.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AX: Fetuses and Souls

Another thing: How could sperm and eggs have souls by the Christian definition, yet a person only have one soul? If they each had a soul, there would be two souls in the body, unless you want to argue that two souls are destroyed/fused together to form one in a fetus.

This topic is very vague.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] Kongregate Sets Remnants of Skystone Deadline

Call it an open beta. It’s just plain smart marketing.

You get tons of people to pour in for the open beta, and then you can release the game, again, as a “full version.” Not only do they get to release it fully (at a later date), but they get even more revenue because it’s put up there twice. It’s even better marketing than releasing it fully or as an unfinished version.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Cybersex

puts on robe and wizard hat and goes to IRC

ARRRRGH! (another Bash.org joke)

I really have no problem with cybersex. I think that if two people want to do it, and they care for each other, it is personally reasonable.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Is the Nintendo Wii the Best Console?

In terms of sales, the Wii is the best. In terms of games… eh.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Demigod

Bump.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Who really runs America?

Stephen Colbert.

In all honesty, the media controls a lot of things, and so does big business. What’s even more neat is the fact that the current president probably has more effect on the year after he is elected than the year he is elected; it’s the media, not the candidate, that gets everybody to know who he (or in more recent cases, she) is, but the year they leave, everybody is saying “the president was so stupid/brilliant the dems/reps are all stereotype of being horrible/the salvation of humanity and I should definitely vote for the opposite/same party as the previous president.”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Are doctors and hospitals playing God?

Noah was 600… which meant he lived to be 45. Makes sense, honestly. Though I’ve never actually heard of any of this stuff about full moons.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The most important thing in the world is...

To get back on topic… the most important thing in the world is me, because I (well, rather, my mind; my physical body may also be an illusion) am the only thing I can be 100% sure exists.

For other people… it’s them! They can’t be sure I am not just a figment of their imagination and that the whole world is just a crazy dream.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Adult Swim Games

I didn’t find any of their games fun… amateur surgeon was OK, except every mission was painfully (pun intended) long. In Trauma center, it was “OK, clear external wounds, go in at one, maybe two spots on the harder missions [and a couple of ones where you had to be lightning quick and go to 4, max]” and it had varied gameplay because of the GUILT. In Dark Cut, the missions were quick, unique, well drawn, and the story managed to be, if not good, at least better than Amateur Surgeon’s “crazy overactive idiot cuts open people with pizza tools, hilarity ensues” story. In Amateur surgeon… the first four missions I got all involved going into the patient 3 or 4 times to get rid of some more glass shards and fix the wounds. It never did anything new.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / ax: switching off robot mode

Wall-E was a horrible movie in terms of making a message; it involved massive ignorance in economics (how one company can run everybody), humanity (everybody, EVERYBODY becoming a fats slob who listened to the corporation and had no individuality at all), garbage disposal (even in 700 years, we still have more than enough space for landfills; the earth isn’t going to fill up with trash), and general stupidity (the fat people who cannot do any exercise decide to do manual farming instead of using their space-tools to do it.)

So using Wall-E as an example of how to do things is not the best idea.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / You've been given an opportunity to delete one thing from life.

With the basis of this thread being that it changes everything…. deleting anything would be worthy of a Darwin Award. I cannot speak of the negatives or positives of deleting any specific thing, but deleting ANYTHING is likely to make it so that you don’t exist. Killing yourself in order to create a world you will never have existed in (which brings up a whole bunch of theoretical questions) is not a great idea!

But if I had to pick something, I suppose I could be specific and label something that could ONLY affect me after birth and only affect me in a positive way…. for instance, all actions I have personally taken that have affected or will affect me in a negative way, based on how I would feel (IE that small negatives in the short term are worth big positives in the long term, etc. I’m assuming the god-machine can figure out the details.)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You've been given the oppourtunity to create one thing for your life.

Create a machine that un-kills me and gives me demigod-like powers (telepathy, super speed, etc. Standard Comic book fare, no creating matter or omniscience or anything that would get boring).

Or create myself the perfect afterlife.

Unless your post is referring to creating one thing that is specifically for you… in which case “for your life” is really ambiguous (are you sacrificing yourself, or making something for yourself?)

If it’s the latter case, then I’ll just go with "a machine that only I can activate that gives whoever it is used on demigod-like powers.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How much money is your own life worth to you?

Is that 1/27000th of your life a 1 in 27000 chance to be killed or dying one day earlier than you would have? It’s important! >_>

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How much money is your own life worth to you?

How useless, a Koan. Yay for fake logic!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Wikipedia Excommunicates Scientology.

Weird… don’t you normally ask for references?

Who are you and what have you done with SaintAjora. I want the truth, dammit!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Wikipedia Excommunicates Scientology.

Banned people? Yes. They have a process for it.

EDIT: Remembering from the below post, my school was IP blocked from editing wikipedia. >_<

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Critical Empathy

If a game has no value at all for you to play it, and you think that, would you honestly rate it

Originally posted by arcaneCoder:
Originally posted by Carados:


When you rate a game 1/5, you are essentially saying its one of the worst on the site

I see ratings as more subjective than that, I am saying “I will never choose to play this game under my own free will.”

Subjective or not, you are giving it the worst rating available. 1/5 is 1/5 and is therefore lower than 2/5 etc and will push the game further into the worst categories list. We don’t put ratings there so that we can know what we think, but so that others can know what games are good or not. All of it is used as sorting data, etc.

If a game has no value to play it, is it worth anything other than a 1/5? I mean, I know that you can go on and on about effort, but the best looking and well coded game ever doesn’t matter if it isn’t fun enough to play, due to design or other issues (mute button, no quality controls with high system requirements, saves getting deleted, etc.). I wouldn’t rate anything I wouldn’t play as anything but a 1/5; if I don’t want to play it, that is what they deserve.

While this may lead to the 1/5 or 5/5 thing people complain about, but honestly for me it’s pretty simple. If it’s an amazing game, it’s a 5/5. If it’s a good-great game, or a great-amazing game that isn’t to my tastes but is still pretty fun, it gets a 4/5. Both of mean that I find the game playable, fun, and worthy of badging/getting the front page. A 3/5 is rarer; 3/5s are games that I don’t like much, but I could still get enjoyment out of. These are usually games plagued by minor issues, like small graphical glitches or music that loops very obviosly (one of my pet peeves). 2/5s are almost nonexistant for me, and then it’s a 1/5. Simply put, anything that is going to get a 1/5 or a 2/5 is going to be crap that I wouldn’t play, ever. It really doesn’t matter if one piece of crap looks nicer than the other, or smells better, or makes a slightly more pleasing “plop” sound when you step in it; it’s still crap, and nobody wants crap. Whether it’s crap for bad design, no effort, or missing vital features, it’s crap all the same.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Demigod

That, and the pirates would ping their servers for updates; they fixed that as well, which means that they have a lot less problems (basically, the pirates would check for updates, and though it wasn’t much, the sheer number of pirated copies caused the servers to be even less able to connect people.)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Antimatter cannons?

I still kind of like the “Rods from God” weapon idea. The basic concept; giant tungsten rods orbiting in space. When you want to hit a target… drop the rod. It has a small rocket guidance system for adjustments to course, and by staggering them it’s possible to get a rod within range of anywhere in the world in 20 minutes. When it hits, it has the impact of a nuke, with no fallout.

Basically, you drop stuff on the enemy. From space.