Recent posts by bookgirly on Kongregate

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / How Do You Feel About Free Gold?

5!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Find Your Kongregate User ID

71,106

So I’ve basically been around long enough to really wish that my 13 year old self had picked a better username.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate getting worse?

Originally posted by Sharkhunter:

not true. I have seen games get badged before its been out long enough for many people to play it. SOme get badges based on the developer (nerdook for example), and other higher rated games with API dont get badges in place of other ones that are pushed foward, like pay MMO’s.

This has made me a bit cynical about badges in recent times. During the earlier years of Kong it was obvious that they adhered to this criteria – even if you absolutely hated a particular game/genre (ugh, tower defence games!) you could see that they were popular enough to warrant a badge.

While I guess I can understand why some sequels are almost automatically given badges – it is easy to see that a lot of games are going to reach the minimum rating purely because there’s already a fanbase there – it does feel like by doing so Kong is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy (ie. give a game a badge, expecting people to rate it high enough, and people will do just that compared to if they had been given the chance to make the decision). It’s the MMOs which contain strong pay elements (whether they’re pay to play or make the game so difficult for the player that they have to either pay up or grind like crazy) which also get badges, seemingly randomly, that make me a bit suspicious of Kong’s motives. As others have said, however, this is unfortunately becoming a widespread trend in the games industry.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions / If real life worked like Sword and Potions

If real life worked like Swords & Potions then haggling would be the most insulting thing you could possibly do to another person.

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions / If real life worked like Sword and Potions

No one would think anything of you standing around in the shop’s storage room, staring at the workers as they work, before leaving without saying anything at all.

You would enter a toy store, pick up a toy version of a weapon and tell the shop assistant in a completely serious tone about how invincible you’ll now be.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / First Badge?

Dodgeball Badge (completed)
You earned this easy badge and 5 points on
Sep. 24, 2007 in Particles

In other words: “Procrastinating on Kong since 2007”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If you are having problems connecting to new chat--POST HERE!

I have windows XP and chat isn’t connecting in IE, FF or Opera (I believe all 3 are the latest version). I’ve emptied the cache, I’m not running any add-ons and I don’t have a firewall. I have tried loading up the page using dial-up and broadband but I still have had no luck.