Recent posts by bobby71983 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Why is the Balloon Invasion Imp badge so infrequently earned?

Don’t overestimate the amount of “hardcore” players on kongregate. Most people will play a game for an hour at most and then drop it.

Even fewer will actively pursue an impossible badge in the first place.

Even fewer will actually finish it.

Balloon Invasion has similar gets as Mardek 3. Mardek 3 is an RPG where you can grind levels, so it’s not difficult, it’s just endurance. Endurance is a turn off to many people.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Puzzle fuzz episode 1 would be a good med for completion I think. (needs api)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Another Generic Giveaway

I have played the energy based/multiplayer type games as far as 2002, but Wartune is probably going to be difficult to ever be topped. For all the negativity that some people give them, there is just something addictive about doing repetitive menial tasks. Even better to do them with friends.

I only played Wartune for about 3 months, and have been inactive there for over a year, but I continue to keep contact with a very good friend that I made in my guild. I joined shortly after badges, and he joined the day after.

Wartune is a schedule based game, with certain events occurring at fixed times. At Noon EST, a 3v3 arena event took place every day. We were similar levels, so we teamed up and got a third person. The game has 3 classes, archer/mage/knight. I was a knight, and they were mages, so I was the tank. We teamed up virtually every day for 3 months, and became somewhat well known on the server. All 3 of us joined at around the same time, and we leveled up together, nobody ever being more than one level ahead or behind another. During the inbetween events time, we just chatted a ton. I would literally keep Wartune open 24/7, and be actively playing/chatting for at least 12ish hours a day for most of the 3 months.

At some point though, it no longer was about the game, and for all the friends I made, it was becoming more and more difficult to stay logged into a game that I cared little about anymore. In one rebellious day, all 3 of us left the guild we were in, and joined the top guild on the server. We got so much flack from the entire server(because we were well known) with the exception of our new guild. I have said it before, and I even said it as we left, but when you switch guilds in a game like this, you are near the end of your time on that game. It is the sign that you are taking the game too seriously, and you will burn out quick.

All 3 of us quit within a month. I was the first. I gave no warning at all. Lost contact with all but one person, the first friend I made there.

It was the last time I really went hardcore on an mmo. I guess I figured it would be too hard to top, so why try?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The first BOTD for a new kongpanion is a medium badge on a shitty game

Originally posted by FULLMEASUREZAM:
Originally posted by VforVendetta:

Ratings generally do mean something, and they play a big part in badges and even how many more people see the game. :)

I rate you a 9/11

now go away you terrorist

:’<<<<<

That is slightly over 4/5. He is badgeworthy.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The first BOTD for a new kongpanion is a medium badge on a shitty game

The game is alright.

Honestly, I am not even sure why we need to earn a badge for the kongpanions since they are always very easy. Should just be a “claim kongpanion” button somewhere.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / All games that kreds can be used in should have save files backed up by Kongregate

Use your own backups. It’s 2014 and it’s not very difficult.

I bought premium on gemcraft labyrinth a long time ago and have long since lost my save, but I am still premium. Kong has no responsibility for my save file.

Sure, it would be nice if they would do like armorgames does, but keeping your flash saves safe is relatively easy.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

Flood runner 4 is fine. Not the best in the series, but good enough for badges. Bit surprised you only gave it 1, though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Banned - but why

Ingame bans are at the discretion of the developer. Kong just hosts it, but the dev can ban you for any reason.

Kong cannot do anything about it.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Originally posted by lackinglack1:

Does anyone have good advice on how to open up Tome Chambers? It seems like this is my main obstacle right now. Wizard Level is around 120, yes I bought Magician Pouch. I am missing 8 skills total still though. I have access to at least 5 or 6 of the Tome Chamber maps where they are. The main difficulty is trying to exactly time when to have both strike spells available AND enhance spells available WITH the exact kinds of enemies required right nearby your premade tower, so you can pause the game, insert premade gem into tower nearby the tome chamber, use enhance spell on gem so it isnt socketing and wasting time, and then apply BOTH strike spells to the nearby relevant enemies. This is complicated and annoying enough but also there are those Shadows that show up randomly and nuke all my spell cooldowns, making me have to just start all over again. If i try using Battle Traits to add more waves for more error tolerance then the ending waves sometimes become too hard and I lose. I’m not saying getting skills is impossible but it is REALLY challenging. And no, I haven’t tried a single Vision map yet and have little to no motivation yet either.

level 55, non premium.

The game tends to give you enough of a mob in a level to make it doable without raging. For instance, I just had one that required killing cursed giants, and like a third of the waves were giants. I was done by the half way mark.

If I feel I need to be precise. I will grab my gem so its floating above the tower, and when the target mob enters range, I will put it back down(no reload time) If it is something like kill frozen/cursed. I will use regular play speed and wait till its near dead, then use the spell.

I use my beam spells when spawnlings comes and wait till they have all passed before I resume killing the target mob(unless it’s spawnlings of course). Abusing freeze as much as possible. Much of my talisman grid thing is freeze.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

I played it for a bit. This game is not fun.

Give it any badge you want, I am not earning it :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Who is the Best Admin? (April 2014 Edition)

Phoenix.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

Okay, I know the rating is a little low, but I’m making an executive override decision here and declaring badges for How Dare You. It’s probably my favorite game released in the past year, and the developer has been working really hard to fix bugs and add new user-requested features since its release. He’s working on a new content update now, and I’m planning to add badges shortly afterward.

I played that a few days ago. It’s alright..for a launcher. Badgeworthy imo.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Sookies's Game Reviews: Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows

I think it is (almost) a clear upgrade to Labyrinth. The first glaring step backwards is the map. Labyrinth’s map could be seen on one screen and was very intuitive. This hex map is ugly. I dunno what they were thinking. Not only is the map (needlessly) larger, but it is not as obvious what connects to what as it was in Labyrinth.

I also dont like that cores are needed for traits, because you only lose the cores if you win the battle. There is no risk. I feel like this adds nothing but extra playtime. I would have less of a problem with it if you actually lost the cores on death.

Besides that, I would say it is better in every way. You have more options in battle. The new suppressing gem is absolutely worthless, and I found no use for poolbound either. Poison is OP and armor break is nearly vital. I never really “needed” armor break in Labyrinth.

Slow has more use than it did in Labyrinth. Using beam with towers targetting random can slow everything around you very quickly. Bloodbound seems a little weaker, but maybe it becomes OP in endgame.

The rest of the gems do not feel that much different.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Originally posted by MrLaw98:
Originally posted by Tulrog:

Any theories on what compasses are for?

Maybe if you point them all towards a certain spot on the map, they’ll unlock a secret level. I don’t know, just a shot in the dark.

May I ask the non-premium players how far they have gotten? Wizard level 42, ~60 fields unlocked. At this point, I don’t see how I can complete these fields without grinding for achievements and shadow cores for my talismans.

level 51, non-premium.

It is getting difficult to beat stages by brute force. I am having to use actual strategy like moving gems around, and juggling. I am not using traits(except a few times for achieves), because I want to see how far I can get before I hit a wall.

I’m not at the point where it is impossible, its just a challenge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by ihatethisfing:

that echose game lags pretty horrible for me when killing the enemy, even with low quality on. anyone else? :s

I never even got through the tutorial/backstory before the lag just got to frustrating.

I’ll look at it again later.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Originally posted by TheGil:

when in kong?

minimum 3 months.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Originally posted by Gremlion:
Originally posted by bobby71983:

Alright, someone in the comments said they have level in the 6 figures. If that is true, this game is way more exponentially absurd than labyrinth was.

Still debating if I want to get premium, cause if I do, I am not buying it a second time when it comes to kong.

Unintended – Poolbound gem became absurdly overpowered, Peter going to fix it.
Personally, I think that premium on AG better than on kong due to server side save. You can move sol.file to kong at any time.

Poolbound does not seem to be available on too many maps. I have seen it twice, and I found it virtually useless both times.

Yeah, I am probably going to get premium there, but I am not going to do it right away. Seems the game becomes easy mode once you do that, so I will at least beat the “main” game first.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Alright, someone in the comments said they have level in the 6 figures. If that is true, this game is way more exponentially absurd than labyrinth was.

Still debating if I want to get premium, cause if I do, I am not buying it a second time when it comes to kong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why I hate Puzzle Games

They are suppose to be linear. If there were tons of solutions, it is not much of a puzzle.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

well they just lost my interest. the orb no longer can fight back.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

I had an 8 run, and I am bad at video games.

Also, it is completely embarrassing that I died to the first spider boss. I will be forever shamed.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

I’ll give it a whirl, hope it’s not just a level pack of lab.

edit: seems alright.

edit2: and much like the last game, it kinda sucks without premium.

When it comes over to kong, I will prob drop 5 on it, but I think I’m done for now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Mystery challenge?

Originally posted by TheRealPip:

If you play League of Angels (just load up the page and get to the first dialog) you get a $3 coupon off a pre-owned game at GameStop. I am not sure if you need to have a linked GameStop account to see it or not.

Fair warning… when I loaded that game up and then tried to leave, I was given a popup box asking me if I was sure I wanted to leave and that I had [long list of stuff] still to do today. Closing the popup triggered another. Only way I was able to leave the page is by killing the Chrome process in the taskmanager.

-Pip

You don’t need a linked gamestop card because I recieved the email with the barcode and I do not have a linked card.

btw, that popup is not specific to this game. Wartune does/did it to. It serves as a reminder that you still have dailies left. You certainly should not have gotten multiple popups, though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Perm ban?

You shouldnt need 98 warnings. That defeats the entire point of a warning.

Originally posted by MelbourneBoy:

Is there any actual reason to why it was permabanned?

And yeah, I do agree with you in a way. I had an alt, called Iwanahavesomesex, and true story this, I entered the chat, “Cafe Kong” and all I said was hi. This mod just banned me out of nowhere and next thing you know, I was permabanned on that account, for the reason: Troll Account

That was a very legitimate banning imo.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Originally posted by hamuka:
Originally posted by Alphamale2467:
Lots of things can go sideways on anybody’s job, that does not in any way release them from accountability for dates and timelines… particularly when they set them themselves…no less than SIX times.

Oh hey, guess what. It actually does.

Being too lazy to finish your game would likely not apply to that rule.