Recent posts by Cal010 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

thanks to Precarious for basically doing all the work for me.

Can Kong just hire him already?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / / ESCAPE \ Mobile has badges, and also costs money

Originally posted by 123aaa789:

Pretty much anything that can be mentioned for this topic can be found in this 3 year old thread.

Yeah, but I’m pretty sure nobody is actually buying the game anymore (well except for Ruudiluca >.>), so it doesn’t seem like it would hurt them to make it free now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / / ESCAPE \ Mobile has badges, and also costs money

Hasn’t it been said that badges never require spending money to earn? All of the site badges and the other 82 mobile badges are free, but the 3 on Escape cost a dollar. I don’t think it’s fair that we have to spend money to earn those badges.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / API Not entirely working (Unity, C#)

I posted this in the API forum a few days ago, but it’s pretty dead over there, so I’ll move it here.

I just published the game, http://www.kongregate.com/games/Cal010/extreme-triangle-avoider-2

API is only working sometimes, seemingly on the first play. I’m looking at the debug, and it attempts to submit after each play, but only the first one is successful. Is this something I did wrong? Thanks

I’m using code from here http://www.kongregate.com/forums/4-game-programming/topics/392511-unity-c-api-tutorials

The only change I made was removing the namespace because Unity didn’t like that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate APIs / API Not entirely working (Unity, C#)

I just published the game, http://www.kongregate.com/games/Cal010/extreme-triangle-avoider-2

API is only working sometimes, seemingly on the first play. I’m looking at the debug, and it attempts to submit after each play, but only the first one is successful. Is this something I did wrong? Thanks

I’m using code from here http://www.kongregate.com/forums/4-game-programming/topics/392511-unity-c-api-tutorials

The only change I made was removing the namespace because Unity didn’t like that.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kids vs. Ice Cream badges retired

I didn’t realize non-working API was a reason to remove badges. Whenever that happened in the past I just submitted a missing badge report and got it anyway.

Well, if you’re doing that, go check out BeGone: Guerra. API is not working. I’m always sad to see badges removed but I guess it has to be done.

In the future, can you give us a heads up before removing badges? Just a few days to play the game and do a missing badge report before taking them down.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’ve always found the Decision series to be repetitive and boring, so I support minimal/no badges. Especially if the new one is really long.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Evolution Exams

I have a question about Rich: Do you need to hold 500e21 at once, or is it just all time earned?

Edit: Just got it. For anyone wondering, you actually need to hold 400e21 at once.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I played a quick match and the easy badge still didn’t award (and I have enough kills). I’ll just submit a missing report after finishing the game, but I just wanted to let you know that nothing is giving me the easy badge. I already have both mediums.

Edit: I just got the easy after Alien mission 5. Arbitrary, but at least I don’t have to bother the missing report guys. I have several hundred kills by now.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Evolution Exams

I’m also trying to figure out how to get shi shi shi shi, olympic, and overflow. All the others are on Newgrounds, but these 3 are apparently new to Kong. Can’t find the solutions anywhere.

This may or may not help with Shi Shi Shi Shi (just a guess): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion-Eating_Poet_in_the_Stone_Den

It seems related, but I can’t figure it out.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Free Kreds? Free Kreds, and points too! (December 2014)

But then my number of Kreds wouldn’t be a multiple of 5.

Gonna have to pass on this one.

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

Quick suggestion to anyone wanting to get the first medium for RoS, It’s Your Nidarian Duty. As I understand it, you can rate 50 floats a week (up to 3 points per float), and only receive the Nidarian Points on Sunday. So, since you need 150 points, you need to start this week if you want to finish before the game is closed.

You can also get points by playing Co-op, but that obviously may be an issue.

Disclaimer: I may be wrong, I haven’t actually gotten the badge yet. If there are easier ways to get Nidarian Points, someone please let us know.

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

Does Dinowaurs work at all? Is it even possible to get the badges?

Edit: Yeah, I managed to start a game against myself, both on Kong (one guest). So it does still work. You may need to refresh the guest page after each round. Use the flamethrower strategy in the link above for quick games.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Dear Kongregate...

Originally posted by 123aaa789:
Originally posted by Cal010:

Anyone else having no usernames/avatars appearing?

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Try disabling the forum-mute script, I think that’s the issue.

Yep thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Dear Kongregate...

Anyone else having no usernames/avatars appearing?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How fast do you have to be for #1 Kongpanion?

That’s odd that you claim to be clicking at exactly 3 am, and keep getting in the 40s. I click at exactly 3 am (and my connection isn’t that great either), and get much better numbers:

This can’t just be luck, your time must be off by a second or so. If you really want to nail it down, try refreshing a second sooner compared to your system clock (on a non Monday) and see what happens.

Originally posted by DaddyNZ:

Having Kong + would help a lot.
It removes the loading screen that comes up saving a good 5-6 seconds.

Interesting. I didn’t realize non-Kong+ people had more time to wait. This is definitely a contributing factor. (Does adblock remove the delay?)

Additionally, getting a low number for Kongbot is very impressive since we didn’t know it was coming. I hate the stupid 10k that I have for him.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Patty?

Veggie burger.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

It’s not real meat!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

I figured lots of people would be after the 1st this week around.

For your reference though, Cowfriend is 2nd, and I was 1st :3

Congrats! I’ll get you next week.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

So I did all that complaining about this being a competition and all that…

Well, it’s not so bad when I’m winning. :D
Now, who are you, 1 and 2?!

(Still would prefer to not stay up until 3 am though)

^ And response to FlyingCat: It feels exactly like class registration. Totally agree.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Official Best of 2013 Quest Voting Thread!

I vote for DIGGY

Because someone has too.

(And it’s not another sequel)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanions is a RIPOFF of poke'mans

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Here you go:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

I have, through very careful analysis, figured out each of the future Kongpanions based on the image provided.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

It seems that the few of us who are posting small criticisms of this new feature are being mostly ignored, and that saddens me. This whole thing is a great idea that could really reinvigorate the site, but a few minor tweaks would go a long way in making this perfect.

One of the main issues was answered by emily, that being the ability to reacquire K-pans after they expire. One of the great things about badges is the ability to earn the ones that were added back in 2007, even if you join seven years later. On the flip side, we have challenges/cards/stuff that cannot be earned once missed. It really comes down to the transparency of how much content was missed: If a new user sees something like “you have 1 out of 27 Kongpanions”, with no way to get the other 26, they will be upset. But if there’s no way to even know that they’re missing out, it matters less. Still, the last thing you want to do is alienate new users by telling them they’ll never be able to catch up.

The second issue is the one I discussed in my last post, and was reiterated by Adv0: Why are you making this a competition? Why does it matter who opens the game first at midnight? Why are you intentionally causing thousands of people to hit a game’s page at the same time every Monday? It’s probably not a big enough group to cause any real issues, but it’s still something that doesn’t need to happen. This also relates to the first issue: Say you do make them re-obtainable. Do people really want to see that they’re the 52,435 out of 52,539 to earn this? No. The only people that will feel good about their numbers are the ones staying up until midnight (again, 3 am EST which is much worse, I have classes on Mondays and don’t want to stay up). Of course a counter argument is, “Just don’t worry about the number, it doesn’t mean anything”. If you say that, then you clearly don’t understand the mind of a level 65 Kong user. :)

And the last issue (well, not so much an issue as a really, really important feature request) is what Bluji brought up. PLEASE offer these guys as rewards for achieving things on Kong. Reaching certain levels, getting numbers or percents of badges, visiting the site a lot. But the most important thing is that these goals need to be HARD. Adding one for reaching level 5 does nothing to encourage people to continue. But every 5-10 levels, up to 65, will make badge earning so much more enticing. There are so many badges now that it has probably become overwhelming to new users, but if they understand that each badge goes towards the cumulative goal of getting a new K-pan, it becomes less about getting the impossibly large pile of old badges and more about the realistic objective.

Admins, you really have hit on something great for this website. I hope you take the time to listen to your veteran users and adjust some things to make this work for everyone. Old users want to feel like they’ve really accomplished something, and new users don’t want to feel like they’ve missed out. Once a week is a good level ground and a good start, but this can become much more.

(Did I really just write a 5 paragraph essay? I feel like I’m back in middle school. :D)