Recent posts by Tukkun on Kongregate

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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Historical Version Download/Save Bootstrapping from old version?

No, index wasn’t different back then. antiIdle_file4 is definitely the debug savefile and is not exactly considered “legitimate playing”.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / List of Changes - Current Version: 1712 – Mar. 02, 2015

1712 – Module Restock

Release Date: Mar. 02, 2015

  • Module Shop Restock
    • You can now instantly restock the Progress Bar Module Shop using Shiny Tokens by pressing the “Restock Now” button in the Progress Bar menu.
    • There are 4 different types of instant restock.
      • Basic Restock: Costs 1 Shiny Token. Generates tier 1 ~ 6 Modules, with 50% chance of tier increase and no Shiny chance.
      • Intermediate Restock: Costs 10 Shiny Tokens. Generates tier 3 ~ 7 Modules, with 60% chance of tier increase and 5% Shiny chance per tier increase.
      • Advanced Restock: Costs 50 Shiny Tokens. Generates tier 5 ~ 8 Modules, with 70% chance of tier increase and 15% Shiny chance per tier increase.
      • Premium Restock: Costs 250 Shiny Tokens. Generates tier 7 ~ 9 Modules, with 80% chance of tier increase and 30% Shiny chance per tier increase.
    • The result of instant restock does NOT depend on the current day of the week, Ascension count and unspent White Coins.
 
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Topic: Kongregate / The new site layout...

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

One of the reasons I often visit Kongregate is to look at the NEW games, (not the HOT NEW games). I like to see what people are working on and provide feedback when there’s potential. Now I don’t even see that section.

Why make it so difficult to find NEW submitted games?

Bookmark this page http://www.kongregate.com/games?sort=newest and whenever you want to visit Kong, visit this instead of homepage. Problem solved (to a certain extent).

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Randomly got 40 supply crates?

It was an event, I gave 40 Supply Crates to almost everyone to compensate for the bugs and slow updates. Enjoy!

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Remove Adventure Capitalist

If you don’t like it, don’t play it. Kongregate doesn’t prohibit the uploading of games with bugs. It doesn’t violate any of Kongregate’s developer guidelines, and therefore has no reason to be removed. Heck, even if you upload a microtransaction MMO where players’ savefiles are wiped every three days and pressing any button will crash the Flash plugin, it’s fine.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Tech Support's Helpers

Most useless thread ever, 1/5 + flagged

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Frequently Asked Questions & Ask stupid questions here!

It’s pretty clear that Antonio has a history of cheating (look at the leaderboards) and has admitted to doing so himself/herself. And yes, Antonio, you have another account. The fact that you have publicly posted your password to the forum in exchange for free Kreds and K+ and as a result has lost access to the account has nothing to do with it (yes, I know the password of that account, at least before it was “hacked”).

I’m starting to regret unbanning you

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestion: add a CROW tag to games

Considering that they have an “armadillo” tag, I don’t see why there shouldn’t be a “crow” tag.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Frequently Asked Questions & Ask stupid questions here!

Kongregate rules and guideline do NOT state anywhere that alts are against the rules. And just because you use another IP, doesn’t make it so your account is not an alt. Both accounts belong to you regardless.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Just a little question...

Why do we need a guideline thread?

It’s the same guidelines everywhere: just behave. As long as what you do doesn’t feel “wrong”, you’ll get away with it.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Logged in updated my profile lost 62 levels

You should at least make your profile not private so others can look into it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Vote] Kongregate Classic Games!

Platform Racing 2
Sonny
Pillage the Village
Fancy Pants Adventure
Anti-Idle: The Game Bible Fight

Everyone, vote for Bible Fight so we can see it in the Kongregate TV episode

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Finale

Please do not tell me you’re seriously thinking ascending in the game will make people stop calling you a troll -_- It all depends on your behavior in chat, and you definitely seem to have some abnormal thoughts (such as ascending to not be a troll or making up your own rules that others must follow), so I’d recommend getting some psychiatric help. Especially if you are really 48 years old like what your profile says.

If it’s just that you have some mental disabilities and can’t do anything about it, you’re probably better off keeping silent when playing. If you don’t participate in chat, nobody will call you a troll. In any case I’m sorry to hear about your situation.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Finale

No offense but I think you may be in need of professional psychiatric help.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Kana Warrior is a fun little game. It’s a shame there weren’t badges for the ‘N’ section or I could totally imagine a badge called ‘An arrow to the に(ni)’ or ‘➸に’ since に sounds and looks like a knee cap.

xD If such a badge existed though, I can imagine the game’s rating dropping twice as fast as it currently does.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation changes

Hmm now I can’t find the link to the developers’ weekly/monthly contests anymore. I have the direct links but I don’t know what leads to it. Why this change to make all developer-related stuff harder to find?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate+ 2015 - A "Stylish" redesign!

Ehh, I’m not really a fan of this thing (background color and the capitalized “25 Minutes Ago”), but the other things are alright. I feel that a solid color like the default is just alright.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

I haven’t caught up with these new posts yet (I will!), but there’s an easy badge life in Kana Warrior now.

As I mentioned in the game comments, I wanted to promote this game, but I don’t think many people are going to learn Japanese just to earn badges, so I decided to just have an easy badge early on, after completing the first set of characters. If you want to learn Japanese, keep playing! If you just want to earn the badge, I promise it’s super easy.

wow, very life, much badge. Thank you greg!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Little Alchemist "Reduce prices" petition!

Um… what.

Well, I am a developer, but so are the people who made Little Alchemist. Obviously they would do what is good for THEM, not for you (making games is serious business). You really are just their customer. A dissatisfied customer who is refusing to buy stuff at the current price, I should add. But it seems pretty clear that they are still selling quite a lot at the current price so I don’t think anything is going to change. They refuse to reduce prices of gems because some people think they’s expensive, but are still generous enough to let you enjoy the other aspects of the game for free. Either enjoy what they give you for free, or buy some gems at the current price because you like the game so much anyway, or don’t play it. A price reduction will happen when the developers feel that it is needed, which is when people don’t buy things at the current price. Asking for a price reduction almost never works.

But then I haven’t played Little Alchemist myself, so maybe it’s true that the gems are indeed overpriced. However, my point is that the developers of Little Alchemist probably have a good reason to price them that high… so I don’t think your petition is going to change a thing. Sorry to ruin your hopes.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Suggestion: Sell all non protected.

Ehh, I suppose you could always ask that AHK guy (Omesh?) to make a hotkey that sells every BA item. Should be easy, I guess.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / where are dev links?

Oh god why

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Little Alchemist "Reduce prices" petition!

That’s a 47.5% drop in total, and that’s a GIGANTIC price change. 5% I can probably understand, but 47.5%… nope. You’re obviously not looking at this problem in a business aspect, you’re just saying “I want to buy this at half of the current price”. And of course they are not going to do that.

The devs of Little Alchemist let you play this game and buy stuff so that they can make money. The money that you spend to buy gems is their “salary”. The total amount of money they get is the individual cost of each gem multiplied by the number of gems purchased, decreased by some tax and other fees. So if they reduce prices by 47.5%, they need to sell 1.9 times as much. For example, if they are currently selling 1,000,000 gems a month, they will have to be able to sell 1,900,000 gems a month after the price decrease. So if the price drop won’t make them sell 900,000 extra gems a month, they’re not going to do it. So can they sell 1.9 times as much if they reduce prices by 47.5%? The answer is, obviously, no. If they could, they would have reduced prices long ago, and even without this petition!

Unless you promise to buy $10,000,000 worth of gems or so if they reduce prices, I don’t see this being a possibility.

Also, of course they will never drop gem prices. Think about the people who bought the gems prior to the price drop. Can you just imagine how angry players will be if they pay for something only to find out that they become so much cheaper later on?

they’re digital

No offense but this is like the most stupid argument I’ve ever heard. Sure the cards are digital, but the people who made it and the effort spent into making it are not. They need and deserve money for all of that. If you feel that they are overpriced, you don’t need to buy them. And if you believe that the devs of the game are very bad and they don’t listen to feedback and reduce prices and stuff, just stop playing the game. Go find a better game by a better developer, or make a game yourself.

And the best way to petition against high prices is simply not to buy it (which is exactly what you’re doing). When too few people buy it, the devs will know that they are too expensive and will reduce prices themselves without any need for a petition. But if people keep buying gems at the current price, the devs will think that they are doing just well and their prices don’t need adjustments, and this petition obviously won’t change a thing (and that seems to be the case, so unfortunately I don’t think the prices are changing).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Little Alchemist "Reduce prices" petition!

If you think they are overpriced, don’t buy them. If the devs price something that high they probably have their reasons (maybe they get more profit when they sell overpriced things?)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation changes

In addition to the navigation changes, we have also bumped up the default max size game uploads to 50 MB from 20 MB.

ONE HELL OF A YES, thank you!!!!!
(Although I never make games larger than 3 MB anyway)

Seriously though, BEST CHANGE EVER. 5/5 I’M WILLING TO HAVE MY ENTIRE PROFILE PAGE CHANGED TO THIS WINDOWS 8 LIKE INTERFACE FOR MORE GAME SIZE LIMIT

… That color is sort of bright though, I think?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How to reduce ads to cero, for free!

Originally posted by AdamVIII:

I have adblock but on certain websites i have to disable it to watch videos. Maybe Kong could use a tracker too and as long adblock is active you cant play the game you want ;)

No. That will cause Kongregate to lose users, and as long as they still get enough profit even with so many people using AdBlock, they are not going to change it.

For those who are wondering about AdBlock and K+ and how these money-related things work, the primary difference between AdBlock and K+ is that Kongregate pays the devs when K+ users play, but not when AdBlock users play. So by using K+, you are supporting Kong and game devs while not seeing ads at the same time.

Here’s a quick comparison chart (might not be entirely true, but should be):

So yes, if you want no ads AND want to support Kong and game developers at the same time, get K+. Kong actually uses a huge part of the K+ price (sometimes more than K+ price itself) to pay game developers, so they really aren’t getting $30 whenever you buy it at all (this also explains why you would have to pay for it yearly, and why it seems to be priced so highly).

On the other hand, if you just want no ads for yourself and don’t really care about Kong and the developers of the games you love, go ahead and use AdBlock. It’s not like Kongregate is going to ban you for that, and I don’t think anyone will complain about your using AdBlock either.