Recent posts by explodingferret on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / missing achivement reports - feedback

I have to say, while I don’t doubt this has happened to you, I think it is the exception rather than the rule. I have checked my message history, and I have submitted nine missing badge reports so far this year; and every single one came back within a day or two with a private message. I add the game to my playlist so that I remember I have submitted the report and to chase it up if needed; and it has never been needed. I would certainly remember if I had to do that or if the badge mysteriously turned up without a message.

Maybe this is a rare occurrence?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Okay... that's it... get rid of that annoying RATE THIS GAME popup that overtakes the chat room! Updated 11th Aug!

I always rate games right away to avoid this pop-up. Every game gets rated 3. And then, there’s a chance I’ll update it maybe later.

I would definitely click a “don’t remind me to rate games again” option. I’d still rate games, but I prefer to do it when I want to (tbh usually I want to rate something as 1 or 5 just before I stop playing it :)

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Commonly asked questions FAQ

Good advice. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / An easier way of visiting the forums on mobile device?

What problem do you have exactly? On my phone I can go to Kongregate.com/forums and it works fine. It’s not a mobile friendly view but at least on my phone in landscape mode it’s perfectly usable without zooming (as long as you change back to portrait for posting replies, as I’m doing now).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Can you get to level 65 with just badges

Originally posted by LouWeed:
Originally posted by explodingferret:

Yes. I got to Level 65 without game publishing, inviting friends, and before badge of the day existed. Very occasionally there were point promotions but I doubt I got more than 100 from those.

You need 36560 points to get to level 65 (assuming it hasn’t changed in the last five years – almost certainly hasn’t. And you can get 42215 points from badges – although not sure if this includes unearnable badges or not. But still, plenty of points from badges.

You can work it out from this page:
http://badge.savagewolf.org/

by inserting this code in the javascript box:

var badge; var sum = 0; for ( badge in badges ) { sum += badges[badge].points; }; alert(sum);

zAlbee’s badge graph is actually a better tool for figuring out when someone reached x number of points purely from badges. For example, you reached 36,560 badge points (level 65) on Valentine’s Day this year.

Ah, didn’t realise that Badge of the Day had been around for that long! I thought it had only been a year or so. I didn’t really bother with it much until the Kongpanions came along. But yeah: if all my non-badge points were taken away I’d definitely still be level 65.

EDIT: woah this tool is amazing! The author and I started playing on Kong less than a week apart! :o

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

OH MY GOD A BADGER.

IT’S A BADGER.

SO HAPPY.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What's going on here?

I don’t know about the US, but in the UK if he applied for a job and there was a fitter, more qualified, better suited applicant, it would be effectively against the law to hire him over the other person because he’s been “hanging around” the company and has “friends” amongst them.

So seems a bit unfair to me to say “how DARE you not give my friend a job!”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Can you get to level 65 with just badges

Yes. I got to Level 65 without game publishing, inviting friends, and before badge of the day existed. Very occasionally there were point promotions but I doubt I got more than 100 from those.

You need 36560 points to get to level 65 (assuming it hasn’t changed in the last five years – almost certainly hasn’t. And you can get 42215 points from badges – although not sure if this includes unearnable badges or not. But still, plenty of points from badges.

You can work it out from this page:
http://badge.savagewolf.org/

by inserting this code in the javascript box:

var badge; var sum = 0; for ( badge in badges ) { sum += badges[badge].points; }; alert(sum);

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I would say don’t do a hard badge. If someone wants to play it past medium badge then they will. I am. :d

 
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Topic: Kongregate / why are there only two genders when you create an account?

Or remove the option entirely. I mean, who cares. I’m gender apathetic :D

 
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Topic: Off-topic / why is there no species choice when making an account?

Of course you would be against it, you can’t even make up your mind what species to be.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Guess next week's Kongpanion!

THE EYES.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

I’m pretty sure the game does tell you this… but it’s easy to miss if you’re just clicking through the flashy buttons at the beginning.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Wishie:

Please check Kids vs. Ice Cream. There are a ton of bugs in that game, including those people stated in the description. Many people can’t pass level 7 because of a bug in game that doesn’t let people pass the stage, frozen kids falls off the screen and doesn’t count toward the total, the weapons are not working as well as they should, and the instructions page fly through without someone clicking it. On top of that, the badges that I was supposed to get aren’t being awarded to me (already sent in bug reports last weekend).

Honestly I don’t know why that old game was awarded badges in the first place.

Please post that here instead:
http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/241010-broken-badges?page=22

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Guess next week's Kongpanion!

Crow :>

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Guess next week's Kongpanion!

We all know it’s going to be crow-based, let’s move on and spend our time doing something productive.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by TheRealPip:

I also was hoping for more than an easy badge for 2048. I think a hard badge is too much though if you are going to do the obvious and “build” a 2048 tile.

You already have an easy badge for a score of 2048. What about a medium badge for a score of 20,480 (this number has 2048 in it and is about the score you would get if you got a 2048 tile made)? For the pic you could take the 2048 graphic (are you using that for the easy or are you using 256?) and put in a crudely drawn 0 at the end. That way you don’t have to add anything to the API (which you would have to do in order to add the 2048 tile stat).

-Pip

I think you’re right that a hard for 2048 is too easy – so a hard for 4096. It’s eminently doable, and to be honest, if you’ve developed the skill to get to 2048 then it’s not that much more to get to 4096 – just requires calm consistency and a little bit of luck (and a few more tries).

Shame about the API.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Top Rated Yearly Nice Update!

Woo! Sort and Filter on games! I have wanted that for the longest time. Particularly the “badged” filter – if I want to find e.g. badged games with “puzzle” tag that aren’t actually in the “puzzle” category for example.

Yay!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

2048 Flash – The only stat reported at the moment is “Leaders” for high score, and score is not particularly useful in this game for badginess imho. Would be better to have a stat for “highest number achieved”. Also game saves your high score but not the state of the board, but this game can probably just about get away with not having save.

Wouldn’t mind a hard badge for 4096. It’s not that hard to get to. ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

My bad – Castaway 2. I was wrong about the final boss: it is not completely immune to all magic attacks, just completely immune to almost all of them, and mostly immune to the others, and even when they aren’t immune they usually miss. This is why even when I tested it thoroughly I never got any damage at all on the boss.

You can only damage it with your WEAKEST fire, poison, and ice attacks, and only from behind (e.g. when it’s attacking your pet), and even then they miss most of the time. I think the best thing to do is keep doing ice attacks into its butt until it freezes, then use the other two attacks.

Can you remove it from the list of “broken badges” please? :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by explodingferret:

Castaway 2 – the game itself is broken at the moment. There are two basic characters you can play through the game (mage or melee), and the problem is that the last boss is completely immune to magic (I attacked it for about half an hour and didn’t knock a single pixel off of its HP bar, using every single magic attack in the game), which means that a mage character cannot complete the game and get the hard badge, unless they start again and play the four or five hours as a melee character.

There are a couple of comments mentioning this, but also some older comments which mention beating the boss with magic, so it used to be possible.

I’m not saying what you said is wrong, but I looked back a few pages in the comments, and didn’t see anything.

There are many comments to search through.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/likwidgames/castaway-2/comments?pdis=bQq-b&sort=rating&srid=5900819
http://www.kongregate.com/games/likwidgames/castaway-2/comments?pdis=5q-b&sort=rating&srid=5950275

Or sort by rating and look for post by xandramas with rating 9 or FossaFerox with rating 17. :)-

UPDATE: Worked out the problem. See page 22 of this thread.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Castaway 2: the game itself is broken at the moment. There are two basic characters you can play through the game (mage or melee), and the problem is that the last boss is completely immune to magic (I attacked it for about half an hour and didn’t knock a single pixel off of its HP bar, using every single magic attack in the game), which means that a mage character cannot complete the game and get the hard badge, unless they start again and play the four or five hours as a melee character.

There are a couple of comments mentioning this, but also some older comments which mention beating the boss with magic, so it used to be possible.

UPDATE: Worked out the problem. See page 22 of this thread.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

Yeah, took about 5 hours for me too, although never ran out of energy as such. Seemed very long for a single medium badge; a second one for upgrading a card to level 10 or something similar to that would have made a lot of sense.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Valthirian Arc 2 seems to have quite severe memory leakage issues. :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

Yay 10 is again! I like this kind of game. Also I expect greg likes how easy it is to pick badge images for it…