Recent posts by bobby71983 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Proposition for Kongpanions

Someone with more badges should have an advantage over a newer player. We can’t all be equal, because that is not fair either.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate pet-peeves

ugly layout of the site in multiple areas.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Random advice from Gravey: Being too nice and welcoming can totally ruin a chat room.

I treat everyone very neutralish until I have a reason to believe otherwise.

That is one of about 9000 reasons I would be a terrible mod.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room!

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by Alsee:

If it keeps happening, and keeps irritating me, and if forum messages on ALL THREE ISSUES continue to be ignored, at some point I WILL just start throwing 1-star ratings every time it pops up.

Well good news: They aren’t ignoring messages about all three issues, because they listened to the complaints about the popup. Now they’re just ignoring messages about two. :)


For the badge of the day one, there are multiple ways around it, such as opening the homepage in a new tab and opening the game from there, or just getting the BoTD first thing when you log on, like I do, or saving your game more frequently so that leaving the page isn’t a loss.

I don’t see how fans cause you to get more game messages. I may only have a quarter of the number of fans you have, but they don’t spam me at all. Am I missing something here?

In some games, you get a pm if someone is inviting you to play that game if they have already added you. Blocking the game seems to disable that game from showing up again.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I missed a shiny kongpanion!

You don’t need them all. Consider it a blessing in disguise.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room!

Originally posted by ValenceCanary:

Rating the game poorly isn’t an effective way to protest this – we don’t see your rating.
Basically, this exists because we’re trying to recommend games more effectively and accurately, and to do that we need to know what kinds of games you like/dislike. Inaccurately rating a game with 1 star only hurts the developer of the game and your own recommendations.
If you really dislike this (or any feature), talk to us! Don’t just be passive-aggressive.

I personally don’t know much of anything about the future of this popup, but you can actually make a difference if you feel strongly about it. We listen to your feedback.

We already know how this works. The 2% or whatever of people who post say what they want, then you just say “oh, but we are psychics and thus we know what the 98% of people who give zero feedback want”. You only listen to feedback if it’s what you want to hear.

It is certainly mean spirited, but if people are rating 1s as a way to protest this change, then the devs have only the admins to blame for this. I place no fault on the player who rates a 1.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room!

Originally posted by SicMirx:

I just refuse to rate when it pops up and hit the X to close it. There you go, feedback without words in opposition to it. Hahaha! Evil shenanigans.

You clicked something related to it though, and in the admins odd ball data collecting logic, that means you supported it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / game of thrones

I find most mmos tolerable on mobile because of how much more convenient it is to play them.

I am most likely going to play game of thrones mobile, even though I did not like the regular version.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How Kongregate could make more money.

Originally posted by cargo11900:

Pokemon is so old XD it gets to a point where the Pokemon crowd isn’t as large as it used to be. I myself have never liked Pokemon in fact I dislike it very much.

For something that is nearing it’s 20th birthday, Pokemon is as strong as ever.

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

If I had to give it to someone, I would give it to Tukkun since he made my favorite kong game. The only reason I quit anti-idle is because my backup got corrupted and I lost a 70 ascension file, but that isn’t his fault :P.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is Kongregate dying?

Originally posted by Irgso:
Originally posted by saharius:<

Log on and what do i see Tyrant is still the newest game. Funny game played it already a while ago! Just a example but older Games sometimes reappear as new ones :/

If you play lets say “God of War: Ascension” do you think: ‘Meh, its a game from 2005. Sony is dying.’ ?

Sony ≠ Kongregate

Flash games are really hard to judge by the year they were made. There are too many restrictions with flash that prevent you from really going past a certain ceiling.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you could play only one game on kongregate,what whold it be?

Epic War Saga.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Vote: Your Favorite Kongpanion [ends 7/15/14]

If the crow wins, I am self banning.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stop letting level 1s post in the fourms!

Kong level is completely worthless. It exists merely to trick people into thinking that they are making progress so that it increases their chances of getting addicted(which is a smart move). It does not mean a dang thing as far as who is a valuable member though. I was 62 for over a year(ticked to 63 mostly on botd) and have absolutely zero motivation to get 65 because it is worthless.

The minor benefit in putting a restriction in would not offset the inconvenience that newer players would feel. I have seen almost no spam on here in my 3 years that I would classify as bothersome.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "Recommended games" quite stupid..

It’s always been a useless feature and probably always will be.

There is just no way to give a predictive rating based on games with the same tag. I think it would be better if it just literally displayed randomly generated games around the site.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stop letting level 1s post in the fourms!

Just ignore them. Spammers are not as big a deal as people make them out to be.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is Kongregate dying?

declining, but its a long way from dying.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Subforums!

This will be useful for both multiplayer games that actually still use their forums for much of anything.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The new game browsing interface

It’s sorta their style choice. Use way too much space and be horribly inefficient. Compact makes everything look nicer, but the admins live in their own world of design that nobody understands.

Originally posted by spaceskeleton:

I agree. Starting to look like every generic flash game website.

and I agree with this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Help us pick a New Icon for Little Alchemist!

Originally posted by CowFriend:

Went with the first one. The last one with the furry looks the least appealing to the eyes.

That is the one I picked because it stands out the most. It looks ridiculous, but is most memorable imo.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not sure if this has been suggested before or not.

Originally posted by CowFriend:

greg (or another admin) has said that you only need to earn five BotD to get the shiny version because he wanted to give users some room for error. Having an “epic version” would be the same thing as extending the shiny version to requiring all seven BotD. As I mentioned in the first sentence, the admins don’t want this, so it’s not going to happen any time soon.

What they would do and what they should do are different things. They would never actually do this for reasons already said, this much is obvious. However, that doesn’t mean they are making the right decision.

Originally posted by Maritos:

What would happen if you, thread starter, didn’t have internet for one whole day? You would be the first one here complaining “OMG I MISSED ONE DAY BECAUSE OF MY NET, THIS SYSTEM SUX”.

Apply the same reasoning for unity badges, which don’t work on all computers.

So no, I do have free time and I actually get all 7 badges each week, but I would never agree with this. The world doesn’t spin around you, sorry.

Well as someone who shares a similar opinion to him on this topic, of course you wouldn’t complain about it. Who would do something like that other than a whiny 4 year old?

Not everyone has an OCD complex. I have missed a few shiny literally because I forgot about them. I have not died yet.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not sure if this has been suggested before or not.

Assumptions are an important part of any change.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not sure if this has been suggested before or not.

I think it is a total myth that people will be turned away if there are things that they cannot acquire. For every person who leaves because of a more hardcore change, you are almost certainly getting at least 1 new player.

It’s funny how I have been sorta complaining about this for a couple years, and this issue was one of the inspirations for my college major. If kong is still around in 3 years, maybe I should apply :P

Also your image looks very nice again. I vote you be paid every week to draw the kongpanions.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "the real cost" advertisements

Originally posted by VforVendetta:

I enjoy having no ads with Kong Plus, and it also shows my support for Kongregate.

You are a mod. You got it for free :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not sure if this has been suggested before or not.

Yes it is a good idea, and yes, your image does look very good.

As plujan said though, the big roadblock is the (imo unjustified) fear of excluding people from getting something. Until that mode of thinking changes, there will be a permanent creative barrier in place.