Recent posts by wtsims on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by z9dragon:

Its a spaceship based strategy/tower(ish) defense game where the top and bottoms of the screen spawn ships. (not the sides like most games)The top is the enemy side and the bottom is your side. I think the ships that you make actually are stationary (like turrets), but the enemy ships move towards you.

you also have a main ship in the middle of your side, that you can control (you can aim and shoot the gun) and upgrade.

Is Matriarch what you’re looking for?

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Topic: Kongregate / Nerdook and the unfair treatment of game developers..

Several people have stated the game was mediocre or not that good as if it were fact. Guys, that’s just your opinion, okay? If everyone had the same opinion of every game, there’d be no need for a ratings system.

I personally like the game. I like launchers in general, and this one reminds me of Burrito Bison, which is a pretty popular game with, IMO, good mechanics. Is the game perfect? No. But I’m having fun with it.

And yes, I tend to like nerdook’s games, but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to fangirl 5/5 everything he makes. Enthusiasm for a new relase from him does not equate to blind praise. People flock to movie sequels in much the same way; once you like something, you’re going to tend to give similar things a chance and be a bit more forgiving of any flaws. It’s just human nature.

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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

I’m sure all of these have been touched on elsewhere in the thread, so if I’m repeating old things, forgive me (and count it as support for those).

First, I’d love to add a ‘bookmarks’ option. Right now, 3/4 of my “favorites” are actually games I’m either in the middle of or want to not forget I wanted to look at later. If I could have a (possibly private or friends-view-only) bookmarks section, my “favorites” could be reserved for those games I really am sure I like and want to recommend to others. It could otherwise work the same way as favoriting, quick button at the top and a list on the profile.

I’d also like a way to filter my favorites (or bookmarks) by tag/type of game.

Second, I’d like to be able to pick badges for display. Much more fun than seeing what badges I recently got.

Lastly, I’d like to see the algorithm for the game recommendations tweaked. I’m sure everyone has noticed you can get some weird recommendation reasons. “Try this shooter, because, uh, you liked this puzzle game!” :D I’m guessing this is done by similar tags, and if so, some sort of threshold on whether tags are compared would probably be in order, either only counting the top x tags on a game, or only counting tags with at least x% of the votes (or both). Or if something like that is in place already, just making it stricter would help.

Thanks for reading! _

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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2011 *Official Voting*

Burrito Bison, for making me laugh repeatedly. _

(But boy do I wish I had 3 or 4 more votes to award.)