Recent posts by WilliamPorygon on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Design / Run 3 Level Creation Contest!

Thanks for the feedback, player_03. :)

In retrospect the last part was the one spot I wasn’t 100% happy with myself. My first idea was to make a single huge Z, going around most of the perimeter, but the size made it hard to recognize as a Z during gameplay and created a dead end if you started on the right side of it. I kept shrinking it down until I was happy with it, but by then it was small enough that some characters couldn’t reach it from the the side of the Y that was further away. I ended up using the ice tiles to highlight the non-dead end sides of the Y’s in order to try to guide players the right way. If I’d stopped to think about it longer I probably would’ve realized that I’d shrunk it enough to put an alternate path along on the opposite side.

 
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Topic: Game Design / Run 3 Level Creation Contest!

My level set, Spellbound:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/player_03/run-3?level-set=768419

Notes: I decided to split it into two levels for a few reasons: I felt it was a bit long for a single level, and it needed a checkpoint around the halfway mark since the difficulty ramps up towards the end. Spent plenty of time playtesting; all the characters are able to clear it. Seemed a little difficult with the skater but I find him the most difficult to use in general so that might just be me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / why was greg banned?

Isn’t the real question, “Why wasn’t RollerCROWster banned?”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by Mimin96:

Wait, badges from newsletter aren’t BotDs from this week..

Yeah, what the hell? I could’ve gotten a lower number if I didn’t waste the better part of a minute reloading the wrong game because of that misinformation. :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [New Feature] Introducing Kongpanions!

Originally posted by Sebaba:

One of these things is not like the other… :)

Ooh, I know! Prickles is the only one who isn’t shiny yet, right? :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Does anybody else hate - / + comments?

I also think downvoting should be eliminated, or at least limited to a certain number of downvotes per day so people can’t abuse it. It’s the main reason why I rarely comment on here anymore; it’s disheartening to take the time to write a brief but helpful comment or question only to come back later to find it has a rating of -2 and have no idea why..

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What is your best kongpanion place?

My best is Nikhil (12th), followed by Walter and Emma (15th).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / papas hotdogeria is supposed to come out next week

Originally posted by Blackdrazon:

I’ve got to agree. No matter what you think about the series, the word “Hotdogeria” is just self-parody at this point, and I’d argue it’s making it harder for fans of the game to take it seriously.

Well, it’s better than calling it “Papa’s Weineria.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by Fricknmaniac:

I’d lean towards a hard on JumpingLine because you have to do the whole thing in one sitting, no save points from play to play (just contained in the one play).

I played for the first time today, so maybe it wasn’t there before, but selecting “continue” on the opening menu drops me off at the last checkpoint I reached before I closed the game.

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

I cannot decide whether it should be a hard or medium for beating it

I came here pretty much to post exactly that. And that it needs to get API added and badged. There aren’t enough Unity badges. ;P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Family Guy Online Double Points Weekend!

I got ‘em all with plenty of time to spare, though I had the advantage of having already played enough Wingeria to be well beyond what’s necessary for the badges.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Sugar, sugar 2
Sweet Sugary Science badge
(easy – 5 points)
Complete level 7 (first level with teleporters)

Sacchariferous! badge
(hard – 30 points)
Complete all 30 levels

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by Fricknmaniac:

I would like to suggest no badges for Wingeria, since the rating is closer to the cutoff than usual.

Honestly, easier, repetitive games like the Papa’s Pizzaria series are the ones I like the most, because I’m always at least making progress towards the ultimate goals at the end, whereas a shorter but harder game can frustrate me and I may never get good enough to complete it. Besides, the first game has a cheat code to skip close to the end and the last three games haven’t required getting anywhere close to the top ranks to get all the badges. I’ll be disappointed if Wingeria doesn’t get badges because of the haters downvoting it.

(Personally, I abhor TD games, but I don’t go around rating them all 1/5 or complain on the boards when yet another one gets badged.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by rawismojo:

The game was updated so now it should be any 72 levels.

Yep, it’s fixed now. Just loaded it, hit continue and got my badge. Thanks!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by Precarious:

Problem solved. It isn’t any 72 zero death levels; the badge requires levels 1-72 with no deaths, completely ignoring the Twitter/Facebook levels. I was missing level 71.

Thanks for letting us know. I suppose I might try to complete those last four levels later, but I doubt I’ll be getting it today.

If Greg is reading this, could you update the description to make it clear only the first 72 levels count for the badge? There’s really nothing there that says it’s that rather than any 72 out of the 80.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

I’m having the same issue with the hard badge – I counted and recounted, and I have 0 deaths on 72 of the 80 levels. I’m wondering if the problem is that four of my 0 death counts are on the Facebook/Twitter levels (73-80) and the badge only looks at the first 72 levels. Because if that’s the case… the description of what you need to do is inaccurate and I probably wouldn’t have even tried for the badge in the first place, given how frustrated a few of the levels were making me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

The Ice Temple [4.02]

Speed Skating badge (medium)
Get an “A” rank on any level

Fire and Ice Water badge (hard)
Complete all 37 levels

 
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Topic: Kongregate / What is this bullshit?

I understand the point of the system and that it’s helpful for developers in getting feedback and informing regular players of updates or new features. The problem is that the system only sees “played recently” or “didn’t play recently,” and you’ll be in the former category whether you played the game for 10 hours or 5 seconds.

I wonder if it would be possible to set up bulk messages to only people who rated the game, or even to only those who rated it in a certain range (highly or lowly). I’d think people who rate the games would (generally) be more interested in these messages than those who don’t — but then again, there’s also plenty of users who rate just about everything for the extra points, so maybe that wouldn’t work well for them.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Fairway Solitaire has a dumb hard badge

The last two courses were the only ones I found to be somewhat difficult. Just save up your clubs; you can carry them over from game to game so just keep practicing until you have the full set of them. Then try to do the first couple holes without using any clubs. If you don’t get a good score on one of them just hit the menu button and start again right away to save yourself the trouble. Once you’ve gotten that far you have a decent shot of getting a 3-star score if you use the exposed cards to plan ahead and set up long streaks, and use your clubs where necessary.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by Bluji:


Pancake Perfection Badge (medium ~ 15 points)
Get a perfect rating for 30 orders in Papa’s Pancakeria
[ ] 30 perfects gotten

I think if this were the medium, I’d probably end up with the hard first… I’ve gotten a few perfect scores, but I end up with a lot of 96-99% scores on the toppings.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Badge of the Day 2012

Originally posted by bobby71983:

he said currently, currently can last 2 seconds or several years. its a vague term. so its not technically lying.

The thing is, most of us probably expected another announcement similar to that first one at some point letting us know their policy on Unity badges was changing before there were any time limited events involving them.

It’s really not a problem for me, I can run Unity okay and already had that badge anyway, but I can understand why Linux users and players it doesn’t run or runs poorly for would be upset.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation winner selected!

I also like the new look, will take a little time to get used to but looks very good and much easier to find what you’re looking for.

Only gripe I have (and I admit it’s a very minor one) is the total number of points earned is nowhere to be found; you have to go to the My Points page to see that now. Perhaps a line under “my points” in the username drop-down box reading “Total points earned: [#] points” could be added? But other than that I have no complaints.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Best place(s) for mastering MDEF skills?

Thanks!

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Best place(s) for mastering MDEF skills?

I’m currently at the point where I can start the final part of the game when I want (completed the Earth temple) and am looking for the best place where I can train characters’ Magic Defense skills. Basically I’m trying to find the area where most or all of the monsters use magic attacks frequently but are also weak enough so the characters can just take attacks and heal every turn or two without fighting back for awhile to build up the AP for their MDEF skills.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: Bug fixes

Originally posted by Zshadow:

New badge quest too! :)

Edit: With a 1 MILLION PowerUp Reward point prize!

Heh, I already had all the badges for it. Oh well, means I’ll have more time for Mardek. (Why’d Greg have to give it a BotD the other day, now I’m addicted to it…)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Jokers carnival - what did you get?

Day 1: 5 points.
Day 2: Nothing.
Day 3: 10 points.
Day 4: 5 kreds.
Day 5: 5 kreds.
Day 6: 5 points
Day 7: 5 kreds.
So 20 points and 15 kreds in total.