Recent posts by Thok on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Show more recently played, playlist and recommended games in games navigation menu

If we keep complaining, can we get recently played, recommended games and playlist games increased to five games?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

- Easy: Kill 3 bosses / Complete level 3 (with a badge picture of the spider with some spider joke badge name)

Keep the Spider from the Fly Badge?

(Maybe somebody has a better version of this, but a riff off of “Said the Spider to the Fly” seems workable.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Does Epic Boss Fighter 2 report the “Beat a boss while naked” achievement as a stat? Because that would be a fun extra badge, even if it would be an easy, and you could call it something like Bare Boss Beatdown Badge.

Edit: The game calls it the Naked Gun achievement, which wouldn’t be a bad name either.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation changes

Yay for the higher limit for game files.

Boo for making the recently played games list so short.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Add a badge = loads more players = more community = game longevity and longer support by developers = more fun for the hardcore flash-MMO addicts like myself who want an online game for old computer hardware.

I’m glad to see you eager for an MMO, but what’s more likely is that people will play for a week or so to get the badges and then disappear. If the MMO really is dying, a badge won’t help that much.

Rise of Champions seems a fairly standard MMO for me (I had apparently played to level 8 a while back and forgotten about it completely). I feel “meh” about badges on it; I don’t remember how linear the tutorial portion of the game is, which might drop it below “meh”.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / A present for the modes :)

Originally posted by adv0catus:

“modes”

The mode of kongregate user levels is 1. I suspect the mode of kongregate user points is 15 (the sign up bonus and nothing else), although I wouldn’t be shocked if it was 20 or 30 (signup bonus+an easy badge or signup bonus plus a medium badge).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat don't load

I had trouble getting chat to load in Safari with Flash 16.0.0.35, but was able to do it with Chrome. Logging out of my account in Safari and logging back in seemed to fix the issue.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Split Test] Wide Feature Roll!

If you put the trending pod at the bottom of the page, it definitely won’t get used.

Edit: which to me is a bit of a shame, since the network trending pod is probably more effective at telling me about the most recent badges then the wide feature roll (the feature roll requires an admin to update it, and while the trending pod just requires me to see Greg playing a game or my fellow badgaholics earning a new badge.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Another quick Q about "Hot New Games"

I suspect the cut off for Hot New Games is a 3.5 rating (which the top 6 had). Front page is roughly “What are recent games that Greg thinks should be on the front page, with one spot periodically taken by the MMO that currently needs beta testing”. (At least that used to be the case, I don’t know if that has changed.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

If we’re giving badges to highly rated recent idle games, Break the Limits has to get in line behind Tangerine Tycoon and Puzzle Fuzz: Idle (and the latter actually has game play, although it’s more efficient to offline mode it.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by louster:

Perhaps a silly question, but is it coming up with names for the badges that’s slowing down their release?

Coming up with names is almost certainly the fastest part of the process. Testing the API is the time sink.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Level Up

Originally posted by StillbornHorse:

Yet more proof that this site is going down the drain. I’ve been here since 2005 and I remember when users were smart enough to figure out this kind of thing for themselves.

Abandon ship. Kongregate had its day, but it’s over now.

A counterexample from 2008. Note that Kongregate only started in Fall 2006.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Bluji:

But for some [PROFANITY]ing reason, everybody seems to remember me as the guy who wouldn’t stop at nothing to get the game badged, WHICH WAS NOT THE CASE. And I don’t understand why.

Because
a. you were fairly insistent on getting Greg to make a comment about that request when one could have reasonably taken the fact that Greg was ignoring the game as an implicit response to your comment, and
b. Greg’s most likely official response to the comment would be to make a badge that few people were interested in

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by back900:

Hard – All levels completed and all artifacts got.

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO!

Level 20 is way too broken to be a reasonable part of a challenge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2014 quest?

Last year, the 2013 quest came out January 29th. This year will have a similar time frame (at the very least there will be a facebook and forum vote for the last few spots before the badge came out.

And for fun, here’s the obligatory link to last year’s version of this thread. Don’t make me start a “Where’s the best of X” thread drinking game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Level 65!

Alternatively, start looking at the top players list that 123aaa789 has made and start targetting people above you. You’re probably somewhere around 2500 right now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Successful Pyramid Scheme Badge

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Can I suggest adding a line to the Picma hard badge about using Cinematic mode? I find some of the larger plus puzzles nigh-unplayable without increasing the game window enough so I can actually see the puzzle. (Squares and links don’t quite need the larger screen size, although it helps for both.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Rast:
I suggest a medium badge for completing all 24 “Tiny Wonders” levels.

Picma-Picture Enigmas badges really ought to cover all three types of games. (Picross, Squares, and Link). It’s silly to force people to spend in-game coins on just Picross puzzles. (And Greg has a dislike for badges that force a particular line of play; why should somebody be forced to spend coins on 5×5 Picross puzzles where there are 50×50 link puzzles to be played.)

Finally, there are 48 “Tiny Wonders” levels, not 24.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by anachorete:

Fyi despite trying I can’t create any character and based on the comments I’m not the only one (hopefully their server went down due to badge traffic but still, this doesn’t bode well).

Inferno Legend doesn’t work on Safari at all. That’s probably not your issue, but if you are using Safari switch to another browser.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

By looking at the actual data, the top 8 seem to be

Creeper World 3, Mu Complex 1, Rogue Soul 2, Decision: Medieval, Run 3, Astrox, Transmission, Sentry Knight, and Cardinal Quest 2.

Of course, there’s still plenty of time for Armor to bring Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows over.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by LouWeed:

EDIT2: another badge name idea is cp badges/mu-complex/* .

Given that people are complaining about having outside the game content, sudo unlock badge works better as a badge name. (Neither cp nor file directories are actually used in the episode of mu-complex.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

The closest I have ever come to this is watching Jurassic Park.

Sure. I’m just pointing out that some experience with unix/linux makes the game significantly easier.

Also, sudo make it a medium badge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Mu Complex completion is clearly a medium. People are over panicky about using outside help in a game where it’s quite realistically used (real-life hackers don’t have a problem going on the internet to try to figure out the answer to password hints, so why should you in a hacker simulation?)

That said, I don’t oppose Greg adding a hint to the badge text of the form “If you get stuck, try using Google.”

@Greg: if you use unix/linux, then ls is second nature to you. All of ls, cat, and sudo have wiki pages (some people will also remember sudo from xkcd.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / BORED!!!

Where are the decent puzzle games

You don’t seem to have any badges from Transmission. Go get them, and don’t come back until you are done.