Recent posts by louster on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / how is kong doing this?

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

over time, my avatar has been getting more jpg artifacts.

does your server randomly resave avatars or what?

I’ve actually noticed this with my own .gif avatar. I had to re-upload it recently to get rid of a bunch of weird deterioration.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I'm officially done with Kong

Originally posted by Bluji:

If I could pre-emptively say “no, I don’t want your crap in my e-letterbox” without having to block everyone after they’ve sent stuff, I absolutely would.

There’s a block button on every game page.

So you are suggesting that blocking every single game that I play, lest they decide to send me messages, is an acceptable substitute for a check box saying ‘no, I don’t want to receive any messages from anyone ever’?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / I'm officially done with Kong

Originally posted by Murs:

You won’t let us opt out from this spam so I’m going to opt out of your website.

This bothers me also, though not anywhere near to the point of quitting the site. If I could pre-emptively say “no, I don’t want your crap in my e-letterbox” without having to block everyone after they’ve sent stuff, I absolutely would.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Have you completed any impossible badges?

Originally posted by Marvaddin:

ZunderFury really looks crazy. I never reached wave 20, and it requires reaching wave 30 without any deaths.

I spent so long trying to get that last thing for the impossible badge. I managed to get to wave 27 or 28 without dying a couple of times before giving up. Crazy damn thing.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / We need a flaming anything legal go`s forum

Originally posted by Retrofit:

I miss having my feelings hurt

The shape of your left ear is unpleasant.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregator of the Year 2015 - The results are in!

I would like to vote myself as Kongregator of the Year, because I just quietly get on with playing games and take pretty much no notice of anything else. I am a representative of the people. Thank you, and God bless.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / On vacation (without connectivity) for ~2 weeks - how do I get the shiny kongpanions?

Originally posted by Ruudiluca:

Learn to code and make a macro which will check the badge of the day every 24 hours?

Good luck :3

Not such a crazy idea, since it’s all handily marked in the source with <!-- BoTD Start --> comment tags.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Problems with the forum spam filter

I studied this kind of issue in computer science a decade ago. Spam filtering is not a simple thing, and honestly I am consistently amazed at how good even the /bad/ spam filters are these days. So, y’know, be patient.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggest your favorite 5-minute games for a new Kongregate quest!

Absolutely needs The Majesty of Colors

Played and completed in fiveish minutes. Simple and brilliant. One of my favourite ever ever ever flash games.

Edit: though it might not fit the general theme of ‘five minute games’, even if it is one. Dawned on me that you might mean simple, repetitive gameplay, that you can pick up repeatedly whenever, usually with zero real story. Not a huge fan of that stuff. :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / So how many have gotten all shinys now ?

Originally posted by 53611:

Why do people care?
All it shows is that you have no-life.

I have no life.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Has there really not been any mod around for the last 8 hours?

Because this is how forums die: http://i.imgur.com/0HoPjKO.png

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ones' max # of comments for a game per day should be less because of this...

But the game comments are so useless anyway, why do you even care? It’s an unordered list of posts. Nobody is going to read anything that doesn’t appear within the most recent couple of pages of whatever sorting method.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of the Realm HOTR is shutting down?

Oh. I just saw this. That is sad, and also sadly predictable. :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of the Realm Update the game

Not goooonnnaaa haaaapppeen. :[ They have, essentially, abandoned it. That is why my city is sitting undefended for youse guys to plunder at will. It was nice while it lasted though. (And please lemme know if I can improve my calc. I like programming more than playing a dead game.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of the Realm Warning to new players

To be honest, that’s not really what I’d warn people about. It’s more the fact that for over a year now we haven’t received any of the Korean updates – and never will, because their developers refuse to spend any time on it – that’s completely killed this game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

I’m planning badges in Frozen Islands tomorrow; the developer just needs to add a stat for actually completing the game. It’ll probably look something like this:

Easy: Earn 10k total gold

Medium: Reach level 25

Medium: Conquer all islands and defeat the final boss

Personally I’d much prefer if the second medium was just for beating the final boss, since clearing all islands isn’t necessary and is actually harder to do.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

Argh, I’m still getting the freeze bug in Tequila Zombies 3. Making new badges was not always this difficult…

Choose games to badge that aren’t made by incompetent devs? :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Tequila Zombies 3 has serious performance issues. The first couple of areas of the first zone are generally fine – although activating a special power causes it to drop to some 3 frames a second for no obvious reason – but after the second checkpoint, when the crawly things appear? Literally unplayable.

The worst part about this is that the dev explicitly disclaims any responsibility, despite the above pretty clearly demonstrating that it’s not just a blanket “ur computer sux lol” issue, so I don’t hold out much hope that this will be addressed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Level 65 Thread

And also that this already exists and stuff.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / gif avatars aren't working anymore

This thread reminded me of one of the first posts I ever made in the kong forums, some three years ago.

Kongregate has always been kind of wacky when it comes to gifs, I guess.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

It is done!

Thanks for the feedback and name suggestions, everyone.

Yays. 55 insta-points get.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Petition to bring back old Kongregate.

Hashtag.

I don’t know what’s going on any more but this full width nonsense is pretty bad.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of the Realm Another synergy calc

Ah, hmm. Not quite resolved all issues – ‘ari’ as input currently matches t4 prepared aris, when I suspect the ‘best’ default match should be t3 tamer ari. Will investigate.

Edit: fixed: ‘ari’ matches t3 tamer ari. I think most text input should match the expected hero now.

Double edit: except that ‘kloea’ on its own matches happy kloea, which I imagine nobody would intend. Still… I think that is probably an acceptable trade-off for things like ‘duora’ and ‘hasmusto’ producing their t3 versions.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of the Realm Another synergy calc

Updated just now. The hero text matching now prioritises closer matches and higher tiers, which should resolve all of the issues I’m aware of. Of course it’s still possible to specify lower-tier identically-named heroes with the usual methods.

I’ve also tweaked the duplicate detection to allow the kind of situation nyunyu brought up: duplicates in the optional heroes list are now allowed, but should not both appear in any one army output. Let me know if there are any issues.

(… Slightly unfortunately I’ve just realised that that last change means that you could, say, write “t3 evan” hundreds of times in the optional list and it will be accepted, resulting in a massive slowdown of the actual calculation. I might fix this later, or otherwise just assume that you guys wouldn’t do something that silly.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Heroes of the Realm Another synergy calc

I’ll start working on making the text matching less dumb. Should be relatively simple to just have it prefer fully-matched short names.

The ‘duplicate entry’ issue is slightly tricky. I added that check because identical character_sidx heroes can’t both be added to an army simultaneously (right?), but obviously if they’re both optional then it should be possible to just include one or the other. I’ll look into tweaking it.