Recent posts by zAlbee on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Does kong use OpenSSL?

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

Its trolling to ask if a site was victim to a security flaw?

The way you worded the post makes me question if this is your motive. Consider the last line of the OP:

So, does kong use OpenSSL? If yes, why is kong waiting so long to tell ppl to change their passwords?

This is a loaded question. It presumes that a) Kong is not already taking the correct action, and b) that advising users to change passwords is the correct action at all. This question is designed to trick Kong into admitting that they’re doing a bad job. I abhor the tactic (it’s used all the time in internet comment threads and almost always provokes a flame war) and as such I consider it trolling.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does kong use OpenSSL?

Like Gomo said, it’s moot, because Kong doesn’t appear to encrypt the login page anyway, so your password is sent in plain-text across the internet. In other words, it’s worse than using OpenSSL, as it’s not SSL at all.

Still, this is yet another troll post by RollerCROWster. Spreading misinformation and FUD, mission accomplished buddy…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Vertigo: Gravity Llama, Advanced World 10 speedrun.

1. lol.

2. I’m in a screenshot. Nice. Except I don’t remember that game at all (Untouchable).

3. When do individual submissions end?

4. My round 6 score doesn’t seem to be showing in Individuals sheet. Looking closer, none of Team Cookstache’s scores are showing up either. Not that I expect to win, but still.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why are games like King's Road allowed to be on Kongregate?

Addiction is a disorder that goes beyond choice. If you really had a serious addiction problem, I’m disappointed that you’d be so flippant about it when it comes to other people with the problem. The libertarian view is naive and disrespectful.

As someone who use to be addicted to that genre, those games are allowed because they are addictive.

Most things that are addictive get banned or heavily regulated. Your argument implies the reverse.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Conceding probable defeat. Don’t want to let the team down though, so I’m posting this score from last night at 3:01am.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Forget it

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why are games like King's Road allowed to be on Kongregate?

So if after you pay money for a piece of software, you discover that there are pirated versions available for free, do you demand the seller give you your money back? And then you demand the software company be shut down? Your frustration at cheaters is understandable, but your demand is ridiculous.

By the way, you are missing the big picture. These games are designed to take your time away, some even blatantly inserting hour/day/week-long wait times for no reason other than to encourage you to pay to play. Your time is much more valuable than that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

1. no highscores visible which leads to last minute score reveals and forces anyone competitive to spend way too much time to play because we don’t know what others are up to (especially bad when it’s an individual elimination round, as there’s always time to play it again afterwards for the individual rankings)

The last round with Vector Effect didn’t have a high score API, but you didn’t need to constantly replay it because a single good run was good enough.

2. your best scores ever count instead of just what you can achieve within the round timeframe (this doesn’t favour skill as much as having played it competitively before)

That was how Toad Trouble worked and it was kind of problematic, but not for the reason that you point out. The real problem (IMO) was it caused people to spend way too much time playing the game (8-16 hours). And coincidentally that nullifies any prior advantage you may think previous players might have had. It’s 99% certain that your prior performance wouldn’t be good enough anyway. Except for level 1, I improved my previous scores of all the first 20 levels of Jelly Escape in the first 3 tries (usually the first try). That took like 20 minutes.

3. your computer performance massively impacts your score (i.e lag = good)

Proof?

and #3 can still be ok but #2 really kills the spirit of the competition in my eyes.

That’s what I disagree with, Jelly Escape is very much in the spirit of competition, and could have been the most fun game in the tournament.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Originally posted by Blizzard2000:

why do you complain about this but not GUR or Tealy & Orangey or the goddamn STtKY games that have been used 5 times total or all the other speedrun games where people who have played before have an enormous advantage

it doesn’t make sense

at all

fine

I agree. You guys suck. I suddenly have an extreme disinterest in this competition. GG team keyhole fap.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

is this life

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Time to reveal my score:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Don’t mind me, just half-assing some bad scores.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Removing All Pay2Win Games

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

<unintelligible nonsense>

What if I could block you forever and never see your posts again?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / FLAPPY EGG - The only game in the world that is HARDER than flappy bird!!!

Unity rocks. It uses the GPU, not the CPU, so your average $500 laptop won’t be able to run it. But anyone with a real GPU can.

Anytime I play a Unity game (including this one) I’m amazed because it feels so much smoother than any Flash game (higher FPS probably). The game’s not terrible either.

BTW I scored 3, 5, then 9 but it didn’t update the high scores API (it’s stuck at 3). Maybe a bug.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

There should be a deadline for voting to change the game (it would be silly to see a 5th vote on the last day of the round). Also I vote to keep the game if possible.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Tournament Sign-Ups & Directory

Signing Up

Name of Competition: Kong Plays Pokemon*

*may not actually be related to Pokemon

Number of competitors being accepted: No limit

Approximate run time: Variable. Minimum 40 days, in actuality probably much longer.

Names of co-hosts, spreadsheeters, etc.: I may be looking for a co-host…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

I click a different flag each time for good luck :P

This game is enough to drive someone mad.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Originally posted by adv0catus:

That wasn’t me, actually, though.

[Edit: And the only reason I even brought it up is because the idle threat (with no intent to follow through) was made with Maistlin. :3]

I guessed as much. There are too many trolls on this forum for someone not to do it though. Anyway it was resolved (thank you Kong staff! <3).

Had some more wins, but just going to post this ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Generic Tournament Name - SHAWN WINS

Originally posted by Corn2334:

I’m gonna take a guess on this but your last score doesn’t count because you can’t play the same level over and over again. That “Copy Score” gives it away.

Why not?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Yes. I hate you. http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/U_Apologize

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Yellow light in-game and very slow chat loading

Never mind, restarted Google Chrome Ultron and it’s working now. Sorry for false alarm.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Post Your Wins.

Xaqqax2: Grats! Dolphin Olympics was one of the first games I played on Kong in 2008. I still don’t have that badge. Hopefully I’ll be back in this thread again later.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Yellow light in-game and very slow chat loading

Starting today, it takes about 10 seconds to load the chatroom, and 1+ seconds for my sent messages to appear in chat. I also get the yellow plug for every game, which has never happened before.

Ping to www.kongregate.com looks fine:

```
Ping statistics for 75.98.92.205:
Packets: Sent = 50, Received = 50, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 79ms, Maximum = 87ms, Average = 82ms
```

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