Recent posts by Thok on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / You've been given 1 million dollars to donate to any Kongregate game developer.

I’d use it to convince Flipline to stop making Papa’s Eateria games and start making more platformers.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JimmyCarlos:

It currently needs to update its API, but would you consider in the near future badging Adventure Capitalist?

There’s apparently a new version of Adventure Capitalist being pushed out soonish. If there will be new badges, they should wait until that change happens. (Whether or not idle games should be badged, I think we can agree that it’s better to get a stable version of a game before badging it.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Even if it had actual game play, Adventure Capitalist is still being tweaked and shouldn’t be badge until there’s a stable version of it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Greg, talk with the dev of Lexicopolis and get him to add API. I’m not sure what stats would be good/possible for him to add, but that game needs a couple of easy/medium badges ASAP.

The sort of badge I’d love to see is something like “Make 20 different types of buildings in a game”. I suspect you’ll only be able to get score/population/jobs/fun as stats though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

It seems to be fixed now. Or at least I was able to get it playing on the debug=4 screen.

 
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Also, Papa’s games are incredibly grindy, in a way that encourages people to damage their wrists.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

After talking with ihatethisfing, level 14 is doable on hardcore (there are only a group of 6 demons, followed by another group of 6 demons.) It’s even doable using a sword build.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by ihatethisfing:
i didnt say what i said without having played it all. you sure you can collect all 90 triangles without beating the levels? thought you would have to win for them to stick.

Return to Overworld from the pause screen allows you to keep your items, including large triangles.

Do the enemies on the last screen on level 14 hardcore mode stop spawning after you kill enough of them, or do you have a clever way to dodge all the fireballs from the 6 perpetually spawning demons long enough to get to the exit?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by ihatethisfing:
Hard for collecting all 90 Large Triangles. I dont really find that Hard Levels are all that hard.

I bet you haven’t played level 14 on hardcore mode yet. I would love for that game to get badges, and it’s possible to get all 90 large triangles without beating level 14 on hardcore. But the last screen of that level is stupidly brutal right now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 463,099 [Updated: July 27th, 2014]

Originally posted by 123aaa789:

I’ve never done anything like this before (this was my first program to ever use json in any language), so I really have no idea if that can be done, or where to start to see if that can be done, but it’s definitely something I’d be interested in investigating. Thanks for the suggestion.

I suspect you want to look at either the requests or grequests module, one of which should allow you to do multiple json requests at once.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JayArS2:

sorry, i didn’t know that

The point is that there’s no reason you couldn’t have found that out by playing FPA for 1-2 hours. Instead of spamming lots of suggestions, take some time to play the games so you can make better suggestions.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I suggested a shorter easy badge for Dangerous Adventure (beat a level or 2, which is 10-20 creatures.) I also suggested longer medium and hard badges (3-4 dreams for the medium, and all treasures collected for the hard. To be fair, if you can beat level 16, you can collect every treasure in the game.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Extended Leaderboards: Top 463,099 [Updated: July 27th, 2014]

I’m just outside the top 200. I didn’t expect to be quite that high.

Also, good job!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JayArS2:

Sugestion for FPA Remix:

easy – stomp 35 baddies (Bounce Stomp Badge)
medium – complete the game (Maker Killer Badge)
hard – all 11 hats
all 4 patterns
complete level 1 in less than 25 seconds
complete level 2 in less than 35 seconds
complete level 3 in less than 25 seconds
complete level 4 in less than 55 seconds (Collecting Collectibles in a Fancy Fast Way Badge)

Have you played FPA? Requiring all 11 hats and all 4 patterns can’t be a badge requirement, since both goals require paying kreds to get a key.

Also, the level 1 speed running requirement feels harder than the other two speed running requirements.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by MyNameIsNothing:

I haven’t found all the collectables yet, and I think there are some you can only get from the paid bonus content, so I’m not sure the numbers of each that there are if you don’t have that bonus content quite yet.

I can confirm that some of the collectibles are locked content (in the 4 key doors found during the levels.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by back900:

I suggest for FPA world 1 remix that you could do a hard badge on something time trial based, then easy/medium depending on what you feel game deserves for something to do with hat/pant/pattern collection.

If you want time trial badges, then people need to run the time trials and come up with decent times. But I just spent 20 minutes doing time trials (having beaten the game, but not run the time trials) and got on three of the four Kong leaderboards.

My current times (the API rounds down to the nearest second):
Level 1: 25.46
Level 2: 31.67
Level 3: 21.81
Level 4: 42.48

Given that time trials don’t have enemies, I have a hard time seeing a time trial badge being worth more than a medium.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

For Dangerous Adventure, I’d suggest having three badges:

Easy: Beat a level or two.
Medium: Buy some number of dreams. (Probably 3 or 4, although buying all five wouldn’t be unreasonable as a medium.)
Hard: Get all treasure chests in all of the dungeons. (With a note that you can replay dungeons to get chests you missed/failed to open.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

This thread is starting to get long. Greg might want to consider making a new thread, just to keep people from getting intimidated by it. (If your name isn’t Greg, you really aren’t in position to make the final decision of whether to make a new thread.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:
I’m also keeping a close eye on the new Fancy Pants remix; the rating’s a little low, but it’s creeping upward, and the developer wants badges in it.

I’d be shocked if the rating jumped to 3.8; even if it is a Fancy Pants game, it’s going to be voted down for having unlockable content you need to pay to get.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Proposal: lets make a chat room ABOUT CROWS :>>>>

On this site so fun and wholesome
Will a room promote the crow some
Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by 123aaa789:
and am roughly 2/3 through

If you mostly have hard puzzles left, you aren’t 2/3 of the way through. The puzzles will be increasing to 20×20 size soon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Maritos:

Well, Picma could be added right away. An easy for beating the apprentice pack (12 levels completed) and a hard for beating all of them (60 levels). I’m just wondering why so many people has more than 60 levels completed.

Like I said, isn’t Picma’s API broken in some way? I forget the actual exploit, but I know there was an issue for a while. It may have been fixed since then.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Maritos:

Meanwhile, Picma already has the stats and is similar to Pixelo, if you want a quick badge.

Aren’t Picma’s stats broken in some way (like you can grind the first puzzle to increase your API stats)?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I sort of want the easy for Pixelo to be “Buy a badge” or “Equip a Badge”. But I’ve also forgotten how long it takes for the profile shop to open. (To be fair, that not just the fault of Pixelo: my home internet was out for 10 days in that period.)

I’ve completed the last puzzle on hard (specifically solving puzzles to get to that puzzle quickly), and there doesn’t seem to be any in-game badge tied to it. I’m nowhere close to unlocking all of the hard puzzles, much less solving all of the hard puzzles.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JayArS2:

hey guys, Fishy Waters has api now, ready for badges and StealthBound has API and now is 3.75 and is ready for badges…

Clearly the game completion badge for Fishy Waters should be something like Released from the Kraken badge (it should also be a medium; Fishy Waters is grindy but not very hard.)

That said the API for Fishy Waters is fairly poor: I continued from a completed game and didn’t get credit for any of my previously caught fish in the fish caught stat, nor is there a visible “Complete the Game stat” (which should be easy since complete the game = Caught >1 Kraken).