Recent posts by metagamer on Kongregate

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Exploit = Lost Revenue

Well, it is bad form to publish an exploit any way, the next time the person who published it might actually publish something that will affect people and where legal actions may be taken, remember that other parts of the entertainment industry is not as nice as happy hippo.

As for “losing money”, this did not actually cost Hyper Hippo anything, they did not lose any goods they had produced. What they did lose was “potential revenue”, but not in the “thousands of dollars” as those who used the exploit would not have spent real money to get the gold from the event.

This is another reason why you can’t give away Kreds (that are usable towards other items on Kong) from inside your games. The effects of the exploit are now limited to AdVenture Capitalist instead of the whole site, otherwise I could have used the exploit to get Kreds on a fake account and then bought a bunch of items in another game that I was in control of.

All that said, in the long term Hyper Hippo may lose money because people will be more reluctant to pay for services they know some people got for free using en exploit.

Also, it is a bit embarassing that they did not count the number of presents people have opened compared to the number of candy canes they have picked up (which has a fairly easily calculated upper limit).

In the end, when all this blows over, there will be a few cheaters, but it is no different that doctoring your save file or setting your computer time to a week into the future, because most of the people who used it would not even pay for one 3x multiplier.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / This is depressing

Originally posted by Pirusu:

Maybe I was really lucky, but one of the gift rewards you can get is gold bars. Once I had 10 gold bars, I bought the “golden gift” in the store, and my first reward was 200 gold bars.

It uh…snowballed from there.


I was able to basically chain together multiple “200 Gold Bar” rewards. I think at one point I had 700~ gold bars to spend in the store. Using this you get TONS of candy canes (obviously, with my numbers), as well as sorta…speeding through towards end game.

Well, of course there will be someone that lucky, just as there is always someone who wins millions ($, €, whatever) on the lottery. Unfortunately the majority will not, a couple of 1 or 4 hour time warps, 5 gold etc will not make it possible to get the 5000 cane reward. Everything else in this game is achievable over time, but this is just blind luck.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / How About Going beyond TOO MUCHaire?

This is probably the (not so) subtle cheat indicator promised by HyperHippoGames. :)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Progress stops when offline

And another full night with no progress at all..

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Progress stops when offline

Just throwing out a wild guess here:
Time zone issues and failed “anti cheat”-code?

Like, “your date says tomorrow, you get no progress”.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Progress stops when offline

In my case I just observed that I had some flash issues that made me lose save in other games as well, maybe this is related? (Just glad I didn’t lose everything.)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Anybody else not making money while not on?

Well, I came back after a whole night and made more money the last 20 seconds than I had when I started the game.

Occasionally I have seen progress while off line, but this happened several times now.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Corrupt a Wish-AC Edition

Originally posted by keitheniceguy:
I wish for a free hawaiian pizza.

Granted, you can pick it up on Kahoʻolawe in the next hour.

I wish I had reached 2000 newspapers before the update.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Some specific criticism regarding the new UI from a UX Designer

Sad to say you completely dropped the ball on this one.

Among other things the mute button is one click and a mystery drag away from the main screen now?

Othet than that, I think people have covered the issues already, which is basically everything.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Corrupt a Wish-AC Edition

I wish I had an EMP bomb to keep me safe.

Granted, but it short circuits your neural implants, leaving you dead.

I wish I could live forever.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Corrupt a Wish-AC Edition

Granted, but your newspapers no longer give any bonuses because they are used to produce bedding for your pony of Capitalism.

I wish for an automatic “buy new business while idle” functionality.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Problems connecting to chat, so no badges for me

When I load up a game, i get a text “game into loaded” and a spinning loader.

Then nothing more happens in the chat.

I can play the game normally, but I do not get the badges.

Has been like this since at least yesterday.

Yes, I am using ad blockers and no-script.

Yes, i have opened up all relevant scripts (including “allow all this page”) with no difference in the result.

And it did work earlier this week.

 
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Topic: Platform Racing 2 / broke badges?

There is no green chat text, either in game or in Kongregate chat. I did beat the “Newbieland 2” on the Carina server several times in under a minute (47 seconds using teleporter last time) but no indication other than a hardly visible time which is not very indicative who was me. Now I managed to win a game with a hat, so it shuld be pretty clear I made it. Unfortunately “print screen” does nothing… sighs