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Topic: Kongregate / [News] Dinowaurs and Remnants of Skystone are shutting down...soon

Originally posted by bobby71983:
Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

Remnants of Skystone failed because too much was subscriber only, and there was too much advertizing for subscriber only stuff (parts of the menu, half of the NPCs in the hub, etc). Also, it was impossible to get enough of the free currency without grinding for hours (enemies usually drop 3 spores. most items cost thousands)

Dinowaurs failed because theres no reason to play. You just grind for more hats/clothes. Also, they made it so you cant play with other people who are on the same site as you wtf.

Originally posted by FireNinja2013:

RoS has too much money grabbing, which killed the game. It costs a LOT of real world money to buy stuff in that game. Also a major killer was the limited time items. Those are absolutely HORRID things to have in games. The only reason to put a time limit on digital items is GREED. It is an effective way to get money, but it’s not an ethical one.

You are both right. It’s imo worse than the vast majority of your typical city building energy based games on here.

I would definitely play a single player remake of it, so someone go make one.

not that it matters anymore since they game is taken down today, but i wanted to address that issue, as i think that calling ros “money-grabbing” is utter bullshit.
90% of the content was available to both premium and casual players. the only real reasons you would want to be a premium member were: a) you enjoyed competitive co-op, as it gave a big advantage in that department, but people enjoying that easily accounted for less than 1% of the playerbase; 2)you were a regular player that wanted more daily quests. the balance between the premium membership and regular players was well done imo, as he majority content was available to both and the NG membership was really targeted towards players who invested a large amount of time into the game and who were dedicated enough to support it. the game at no point forces you to be a premium member to make the game easier/more enjoyable/to unlock some extra single player content. the pricing was also fair, you could get a month’s worth of premium membership for ~5 bucks and to be honest a month was more than enough to fully enjoy all the perks of being a premium player. compare that to all those terrible mmos that charge you 15$ bucks a month to even play the game and force to pplay to make it worth your money. ros was nothing like that and the business model was well thought-out.
in the end what made the game fail was the fact that the entire game was made by only two people and having to continuously invest time and effort with such little amount of resources eventually puts a financial strain on you. it was still a great mmo and easily one of the best flash games out there.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [News] Dinowaurs and Remnants of Skystone are shutting down...soon

Originally posted by LethalMutiny:

Remnants of Skystone had so much potential but Flipline just didn’t bother keeping it up to date, they’d rather make Papa’s We’veDoneThisTooMucheria I guess, sad to see it go.

from what i’ve heard there has been some sort of disagreement about the revenues between kong and flip that made him stop update it, since he allegedly wasn’t getting much out of it anyway. don’t know any more details.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I've finally realised why I don't like Kongregate anymore.

When I joined few years ago, Kongregate was supporting a lot of really cool projects, I myself was really into games like Zening, Remnants of Skystone, Dinowaurs, or Argue (that game was insanely fun, not sure what happened to it), which were one of the oldest featured games by Kongregate.
I stopped visiting the site, since I felt like they stopped promoting all those cool games and instead we’re getting flooded with a bunch of awfully average MMOs, launchers, TDs etc. Maybe it’s the overall state of flash-gaming that makes developers produce such uncreative games in order to cater to the larger audiences. For me Kongregate was the place which had games that really stand out and you couldn’t find elsewhere, but in recent years nothing really stands out to me anymore. Overall it feels like any other flashgaming website.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] any ros reunion plans this year?

Originally posted by KaiJai:

They did take place mid March, zakid.

I am not planning to organize one this year. Too much work for me with RL commitments.

Anyone else can feel free to organize it. It was usually a 3 day event organised for the weekend closest to the date RoS was first launched

That’s too bad :( maybe i’ll give it a go if i have enough time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] any ros reunion plans this year?

as far as I recall last year it took place mid-March.
anyone up for doing a reunion this year?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

After some intense games, we managed to get a winner!
1st place – Max_Vultur
2nd place – RichieRich80
3rd place – bloodflash
Grats to Max_Vultur for winning and thanks everyone who showed up for participating. It was certainly a lot of fun:)
Brackets: http://challonge.com/k0ngai

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

Just reminder that the tournament takes place tomorrow (little less than 24 hours from now)!
Just show up in Room 1 if you’re interested.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

Originally posted by Ish12:

Darn I don’t know my timezone but I’ll try to join sign me Up :D

I’m from Chicago Illinois I’m guess I have to play the waiting game. >.<

I believe it’s 2 P.M at your place, but you might want to make sure just in case :D

Originally posted by Shifco:

If this tournament is popular enough, would you be able to set up another one? If not, could someone else can? It’s great you’re doing this, by the way.

If this tournament works out well, then I’ll definitely try to do more in the future.

Originally posted by Max_Vultur:

I’m in! It’s really been a while, gotta rev up good ol’ sexy Higashi.

- unzips pants -

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

Originally posted by monkey506:

I’m interested. how do i sign up?

Just show up on Sunday at given time:) I’ll put you on the registered list too.

Originally posted by RichieRich80:

I’m in.

Great initiative zakid. How did you persuade Kong staff to give Kred prizes after such a long time since Kongai was popular?

From my experience with Kong staff I can tell that they are very supportive of different kinds of initiatives, which is pretty awesome. There wasn’t really much “persuasion” going on:P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

Originally posted by Lebossle:

Damn, I’d love to join (I still don’t have the badges for it), but I don’t know when I’ll be back from the programming marathon. If you see me online on sunday, could you please remind me to join?

Sure, I’ll do that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

Originally posted by Kabelis:

Long time no see.. Literally feels like a hundred years.. I hope some of the old crew shows up, hopefully I can be there as well. Not sure if it’ll work out, but props for trying, Zakid :P

Originally posted by TheElemental:

Oh man, it’s been ages since I’ve played, but boy am I glad to see that! Count me in, I’ll let you guys know if I can’t make it for some reason!

I’d love to see the old crew come back as well, let’s hope so!

I certainly hope it’s going to be a nice get-together and we’ll all have some fun like back in the old days:D

Originally posted by zogamerzo:

Hmm, I’d like a spot in this tournament. How can you ensure that people are actually using random decks though?

When you choose a random deck, all cards including items are marked as starters, so it’s easy to tell if your opponent uses a random deck.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongai Tournament (with Kred prizes!)

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be hosting a Kongai tournament on Sunday, 15th of September at 7 P.M GMT (3 P.M EST).
- the format of the tournament will be a single elimination ladder with Best of 3 matchups.
- there will be an upper limit of 32 players. Registration is not necessary, but you can still register in this thread to secure a spot in case we go over the player limit.
- by default the players are required to use Random (All) decks for all games in a series. Both players can, however, agree to use premade decks in a matchup if they want to. If one of the players disagrees to do so, Random (All) has to be used.
- tournament will be held in Room 1
- ties in a best of 3 series count as one win for both players.

Top three places will be rewarded as follows:
1st place – 40 Kreds
2st place – 20 Kreds
3st place – 10 Kreds

I hope I’ll see you there:)

Registered spots: Kabelis, TheElemental, solarjin, achillies27, zogamerzo, bloodflash, Lebossle, The_Atari_Kid, lightshaver, monkey506, lawrence8, Cheesentuna, cjmartin214, Lone_ant, RichieRich80, Protectorez, mind_geek, Ish12, Max_Vultur, Huitzilo, RahAzurite, fataloblivion, Shifco, Joycon

Results:
1st place – Max_Vultur
2nd place – RichieRich80
3rd place – bloodflash

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

Me and teli have some troubles finding time, since we’re both quite busy this weekend.
But even if we get a score, we’ll post it shortly before the deadline and my guess is that every team will attempt to do so as well.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Curiosity question

can you get silenced for something you write over PMs? this happened to me few days ago, when i had a bit of a ‘conversation’ on chat through private messages with another player.
let’s say there were few insults flying around.
the other guy proceeded by complaining to a mod (and apparently taking few screenshots) and a moment later i got silenced for a short period of time.
i did not actually write a single thing in the general chat. i don’t think it’s supposed to be in mod’s competence to ban/silence people for what they write to each other privately.
the silence was probably more than deserved, had it been in the general chat, but i never took the ‘argument’ outside the PMs.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is Trying to Bring Back Kongai in Vain?

well, if you’re still releasing cards, you should at least fix the deck builder which is glitched atm. right now you’re unable to create decks, because of an error.
not sure if anyone actually cares about it, but thats one little thing i wanted to point out :f

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

Our screens:


fungeye counts as an enemy god dammit xD

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

Originally posted by plokkey:
Originally posted by zakid:

if i remember correctly, you said you might want us to compete for the lowest score on certain maps. as much as i understand you want to something new and have some creative tasks for us, i don’t think that particular idea is that great. the simple reason being that it requires you to get a 0 time bonus, which means that every time you want to finish a run and check your score, it will take approximately 16 minutes, making the competition a bit tedious and uninteresting :f
there are plenty of other things you could do, like:
- getting highest score while killing as few mimics as possible
- getting the highest score with getting as few gems as possible
- getting a score with a ferric (or some specific class combinations) etc
you wrote in the first post that suggestions are welcome, so i wanted to throw this out there:D again, i think competing for a lowest score is not a very good idea for this competition, unless you rework the idea somehow.

Do you think it would be a good idea for matches to do different challenges? Right now I’m thinking no, but it seems lame to have everyone trying to do the same thing.

i don’t see why not, but I guess you need a way to compare the scores and this might be difficult with people doing different things (if i understood the question correctly).

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

if i remember correctly, you said you might want us to compete for the lowest score on certain maps. as much as i understand you want to something new and have some creative tasks for us, i don’t think that particular idea is that great. the simple reason being that it requires you to get a 0 time bonus, which means that every time you want to finish a run and check your score, it will take approximately 16 minutes, making the competition a bit tedious and uninteresting :f
there are plenty of other things you could do, like:
- getting highest score while killing as few mimics as possible
- getting the highest score with getting as few gems as possible
- getting a score with a ferric (or some specific class combinations) etc
you wrote in the first post that suggestions are welcome, so i wanted to throw this out there:D again, i think competing for a lowest score is not a very good idea for this competition, unless you rework the idea somehow.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

okay, let’s do this i guess
Your Kong/RoS Name: zakid
Your Partner’s Name: teli1992
Who (if any) in your team has an NG membership: none
Team Name (optional!): Pidgefly Devourers
Pledge: I pledge to stay in the tournament until I am eliminated.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

can you at least provide some registration deadline, so we know by when we need to have stuff figured out?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

Well, I’d like to sign up with teli, but I cannot tell you whether or not we’ll have NGs, because we’re undecided on that :f would that be a problem in our case?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

can i ask what is going to be the deal with NG? like, are NG players going to compete against non-NG players? i don’t know if I should get one just for the occassion or if it will not matter at all.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] RoS Tournament [CONCLUDED]

Maybe it would be possible to somehow let flip know about the whole reunion weekend, maybe he would throw some unique coop maps just for the occassion (although I realize this is rather unlikely xD).
Great initiative though, I will be signing up for sure!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Remnants of Skystone Reunion Weekend NOW ON!!

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] For anyone interested in reviving the game

just randomly went to flip’s website and rushed here to post this :D i see i got ninja’d by few days.
anyway, 3 votes from me