Recent posts by Sargesteve on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

Originally posted by JohannasGarden:

I have completed the closings. It doesn’t immediately kick you out, but people won’t be able to join the room.

Considering I attempted to contact you about half an hour after PMs went out to regular, chatty members about closing to try and figure out where the best place to send an appeal would be and never heard back so I could make my case, I feel it’s best to make this public.

I joined back in ‘08 and immediate fell into The Vortex where I’ve predominately remained up to the point of the room vanishing. After spending a few days checking out the suggested new room, I’ll agree in our case that you did well in finding a new room for the members of The Vortex. At the same time, I think it’s incredibly unfair that Kongregate has decided the fate of the room through inaction. I won’t make assumption about anything happening behind the scenes, but here’s how it looked from the perspective of a regular in the room with his ear to the ground. Room ownership was transferred to a freshly-modded regular of ours in the middle of 2011. Just a year later, the original owner lost modship entirely. It wasn’t much longer before our new mod went off to basic and stopped coming ‘round, eventually losing modship as well. This led to a bit of chaos as we had all kinds of idiots flood in to enjoy the lack of moderation, leaving regulars to enjoy the place less and new players thrown in there a less than civil environment. Players began to take issue with being in the room and regulars dropped like flies. The place wasn’t the same and you could easily say it was dying. Several members tried talking with moderators and administrators alike, looking for moderation in some form. There were a variety of rumblings here and there about a new mod being chosen for/from the room, but nothing ever came from it. We get called out for a lack of activity when, from our end, it looks like all of our pleas for a little help bringing activity and majority civility back to a room were completely ignored. To say I’m less than pleased about how all this shaped up would be a bit of an understatement. I lost a lot of interest in this website after level sixty-five and a complete lack of decent games as Flash dies and Kongregate focused on pushing microtransactions instead of trying to encourage quality. It looks like that was for the best as the administration seems to prove time and again that they’re going to do whatever they want, players be damned.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Chat Rooms that will be Closing on Nov. 3

Originally posted by graveyard890:

But I knew most of those chat rooms getting removed well, and some of them I am surprised are getting removed cuz they did not seem too dead to me and had lots of regulars.

Here are how the room was in the past from my experiences

The Vortex ~ I am very surprised at this room being gone too, when I would go there it would be active 80 percent of the time and I would get in nice convos with regs.

It’s certainly true that our mods and a lot of regulars have left over the past few years, myself included for a brief stint as I felt the room had lost the charm that kept me there. Inactive isn’t quite what I’d call it, though. Things are quiet until you get one of the regulars talking, then we spark everyone else into conversation if they’re one to be talking in the first place. Just this evening we had several hours of continuous conversation in there. It may be quiet more than someone likes, but the ball really rolls when we get started and the place has been crafted into a special kind of niche for those long-standing regulars who remain. I’ve seen remarks on how much more active we are than other rooms and I strongly feel this removal would be a mistake.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Chat Problems

In my experience, the issue seems to be the Greasemonkey script ‘AFK-command’. Disabling that should restore normal chat function. Post back if this isn’t a script you run or doesn’t sort the issue.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not loading, only grey/black/white

I’d recommend anyone else with the issue try a series of tests first:

Disable all extensions to ensure they’re not the problem
Ensure all plugins are up-to-date
Try connecting to chat.kongregate.com
Attempt the connection from another device if you have something like a smartphone that can use 3G
If another network works, change your IP

It was definitely on Kong’s end because changing my IP sorted everything out. It looks like they blocked something overnight.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not loading, only grey/black/white

http://i.imgur.com/0Ubkko8.png

As you can see, it’s not an issue with extensions. I’ve already gone through the normal troubleshooting steps. Cache is cleared at the end of every session, and generally multiple times during. I keep a very tight lid on my computer/network and can assure it’s not malware. As an aside, this change occurred overnight while there was no activity going on. There have been no changes in my router and ISP is an unlikely problem.

I use Firefox and Adobe hasn’t pushed anything out. The latest version available is 14.0.0.125 which was released June 10th. Even if something /were/ released on the application updates and no information posted on the site so far, that’s the version I have and automatic updates are turned off. I truly mean it when I say there has been /no/ software change on my end between Kongregate working and it not. No games work on Kongregate, Unity or otherwise, though they all work just fine anywhere else on the web.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not loading, only grey/black/white

Originally posted by TheRealPip:
Originally posted by Sargesteve:

I can pretty well assure you there’s no clue to be found in this, but here you go. I connect just fine and can still get the BotD on a game I’ve previously completed.

http://i.imgur.com/qPDNWlz.png

From your screenshot, it looks like you have some extensions/add-ons being used. Try disabling all of them, restarting the browser, and trying again.

-Pip

See my original post. I’ve done all the normal troubleshooting like trying safemode. None of my extensions are affecting this, I can be sure of that. No changes were made on my end overnight and it’s only Kongregate where this happens, in any browser, which certainly leads to believe it’s not on my end. There’s no issue with my hosts file or any other filtering options.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not loading, only grey/black/white

I can pretty well assure you there’s no clue to be found in this, but here you go. I connect just fine and can still get the BotD on a game I’ve previously completed.

http://i.imgur.com/qPDNWlz.png

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not loading, only grey/black/white

Same thing is happening to me and it just started all of a sudden today with no change in software. Uninstalled and reinstalled Unity, Flash, and Shockwave since it needed an update. All three work on any other site and it’s not an extension issue with Kong either. Nothing helpful was found in the Java console errors.

No kind of game on Kongregate works and it’s exclusively here.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Aiglet1 Memorial

I certainly regret having been too caught up in my own problems for quite a while now to keep up with good people like Aig. You’ll be dearly missed, old friend.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Want to be interviewed?

I’m always game for an ego inflation.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / SilentSand Ego Inflation

I feel the love, Not Batman. I’m going to have to get back to Tetris and take you down, obviously.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Fixation Badges

Well, I did notice that the levels completed increases no matter what level I do, nor how many times I choose to do it. This could have something to do with having a completed save file. Obviously normally you could just complete the last level, but I tried that several times and only got a corresponding number of levels completed to the number of attempts at it. Oh well, it’s fast enough to play through again.

Welll, I just got the badge on the 39th level. So, it was being funky at least in the beginning.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Fixation Badges

Thought this might get a little quicker attention here than in Technical Support.

Just wanted to point out that the badges tally total levels completed, not level number. This means I have to complete forty-one levels in any combination of levels to get the badges, in spite of having done them all already, and nobody is actually required to finish the game for the badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest ends July 5th] Distraction Island 2.5 - Contest w/ kred prizes

A shame how over one hundred have played and only nine have completed it.

Amusingly enough, I found the pattern during the sequence memorization bit and then lost it again afterwards. Memorizing the sequences was the simplest part of the game. Unlikely to play again, namely because I don’t care for Unity as a platform in the first place. Second highest score as of yet, anyway.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

And now you know just who you were playing with, Jack.

Glad to hear it, Honest.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ultimate Kongregate Photo Topic

Been a while. Hair seems to just get shorter and shorter, and lopped some of the beard off as well.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / 111/111 standard cards collected

Level twenty-six and just hit one-hundred and one. Getting close, but all gold packs left.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Faction: Vortex (Recruiting)

Bump/edit.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / New factions @ Tyrant(Faction Links Thread)

Vortex
Level: 3
FP: 332/400
Members: 7/25
Requirement: Level 15+

We’re a pretty active faction looking to fill our member count. If a member is online, there’s a war going. All we ask is members be relatively active each week.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?source=finv&kv_apply=2450002

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Faction: Vortex (Recruiting)

Vortex
Level: 3
FP: 332/400
Members: 7/25
Requirement: Level 15+

We’re a pretty active faction looking to fill our member count. If a member is online, there’s a war going. All we ask is members be relatively active each week.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?source=finv&kv_apply=2450002

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Masters of Gaming: R8: Cavern

I’m leaving the tournament. Considering the situation at the end of the last round, I have offered Kis my spot. It’s unclear as of yet whether or not he’ll be able to accept. In any case, good luck to all remaining participants.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Masters of Gaming: R8: Cavern

I’m highly unlikely to lag, and I fully recommend a game change. I agree we’ll all just wait a day.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Masters of Gaming: R7: Tower

I went by my computer clock, and Kong time shows it’s accurate. I was two seconds before six. Done on purpose, had the post sitting around since about ten ’til.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Masters of Gaming: R7: Tower

I don’t stay left either. Predominately left, but I go all over the place to kill absolutely every last one of them. XD
/Ninja

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Masters of Gaming: R7: Tower

Not going to hold, but I’ve other things to do. Enjoy the next round, everyone.