Recent posts by Toa_of_Pi on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / Good movies?

I really liked Interstellar. I got the chance to go see it in IMAX 70mm, and it was awesome.

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Topic: General Gaming / Inquisition Issues

I’ve heard some people mention that some problems can be solved by updating your graphics card drivers. Have you tried that?

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Topic: Kongregate / game of thrones ascent

Hi jeffersondoreen,

Game of Thrones Ascent actually has its own forums, so you might have better luck asking there.

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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back the old chat rooms, ever since the old chat rooms got deleted, my main chat room has had at least 50 different idiots coming each day breaking all sorts of rules.

You say you want the rooms to have active modness (claiming that there aren’t enough globals, and that having room mods in a place doesn’t always mean they will be there 24/7), but you also want to drastically increase the number of rooms? Won’t that just make the other problem considerably worse?

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Topic: General Gaming / How To Game develope

Hi Tahir,

You might have more luck if you tried asking in the Game Programming forums or Collaborations forums.

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Topic: Off-topic / What do you think of when trying to sleep?

Sometimes I think about actively slowing down my breathing.

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Topic: Kongregate / [Kongregate TV] Episode Guide

What genre? I vote RPG.

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Topic: Off-topic / What's new, OT?

Why can’t it be both? It’s a documentary!

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Topic: Off-topic / Clicker heroes sucks

By those points, Reginleifx, most puzzle games aren’t games (little or no plot), and text based games aren’t games either (lack of a varied soundtrack)

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Topic: Off-topic / Who are you?

I’m ok. Who are you?

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Topic: Off-topic / When a book is made into a movie...

Its impossible (or at the very least improbable) to make a blanket statement, because it can vary a lot depending on which film/movie pair is being discussed. Just some examples of personal preference:
•I really enjoyed the movie Drive, but found the book a little harder to follow because of the non-linear nature
•I think that Fight Club had a really good movie adaptation that was just as good as the book
•I’ve enjoyed the Harry Potter movies, but will admit that the books are better because there is more time to explore different subplots and character interactions(although I do prefer the 6th movie to the 6th book, because it cuts out a lot of the exposition/backstory that I found really slowed the novel down)

Of course, there are also the movies that are nothing like the books they are derived from, such as Stewart Little and Starship Troopers.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is an interesting one because you can’t just say that it is a movie adapted from a book, since that series has been different (either subtly or substantially) in many different forms of media (movie, book, radio drama, tv series, text-based adventure game, etc).

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Topic: Kongregate / Ask a mod

There are some thing I don’t really like (I’m looking at you, dark grey dreary backgrounds as I try to play games), but overall the site seems more interesting in general. I think Kongpanions are much nicer than the old Kongai cards, at the very least for the variety and not being tied just to a single game. The community has changed a lot, but those things are bound to happen over a 5+ period so I don’t think I can accurately judge that. Some people say there a flood of lousy games, or games that are just cheap clones of other games (trends, etc), but that sort of thing was around back then too.

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Topic: Off-topic / Microsoft can count to 10 very well.

The way I see it, they’re switching to binary. Xbox 1, followed by Windows 10… the next iterations of something will be 11, followed by 100, 101, 110…

But yeah, adv0catus has the real reason behind it. Legacy code is a nightmare in the software industry. Backwards compatibility can be really nice sometimes, but if continually used beyond a single generation/iteration (give or take; I’m just guessing at the exact timeframe because I haven’t personally done much research into software distribution cycles) it can provide a lot of trouble down the road.

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Topic: Off-topic / Quick Survey

I answered to the best of my ability. 4 was a bit tricky, and I answered 7 hypothetically because I don’t actually have any children. Best of luck with your assignment!

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Topic: Off-topic / Funeral

Is anybody else reminded of Monty Python and the Holy Grail with this thread?

Originally posted by Monty Python:
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn’t: I’m not dead.
The Dead Collector: ‘Ere, he says he’s not dead.
Large Man with Dead Body: Yes he is.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn’t: I’m not.
The Dead Collector: He isn’t.
Large Man with Dead Body: Well, he will be soon, he’s very ill.
The Dead Body That Claims It Isn’t: I’m getting better.
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Topic: General Gaming / Kongregate current situation with games:Do you agree?

Not all games appeal to everyone. For example, Call of Duty sells a ton of copies every year, but that doesn’t mean everyone should play it (I personally dont, because I do not enjoy first person shooters). As another example, Minecraft is a very popular and highly rated game, but its nothing that has ever grabbed my interest.

Also, just because a game is an idle game doesn’t mean it is guaranteed to be highly rated, as there are plenty of them that have low ratings as well.

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Topic: Off-topic / bad news:

In parentheses beside the closing rooms is the name of a more active room that we think would be a good fit for the room that we are closing, and that is prepared to welcome users from the closing room

You can find more information here.

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Topic: General Gaming / Kongregate current situation with games:Do you agree?

Originally posted by Chrisis500:

Yeah, Kongregate is dying when it comes to game quality. The huge wave of unity idle games invading Kongregate is filling the new games tab and putting the good games to the bottom. We need a new breed of good games to save us from the ever growing army of idles!

Thats what multiple filters are for. For example, if you are worried about the good games being at the bottom, you can look at a list of games published in the last 30 days, sorted by the highest rating. The new games which are deemed to be better will be at the top of said list. If you are finding that they are still being pushed to the bottom, then it could be that your definition of what is a good game differs from the majority of people on this site, or that the community needs to be held responsible for giving the better games higher ratings and the worse games lower ratings.

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate TV: First Episode

The fist episode? Oh god, you’re going to punch all of us!

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Topic: General Gaming / Why are idle games so increasingly popular these days?

The main reason I like them is that I get a nice sense of accomplishment by being able to progress in a game while also doing something productive.

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Topic: Off-topic / Rabbits/Bunnies/Hares are not cute!

I found two of these sitting near some bushes this past spring. They must have been sleeping, because they didn’t try running away while my sister was taking pictures.

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Topic: Off-topic / Who has a higher posting ratio in OT?

Originally posted by aguspal:

Its useless…

The most it can go is 2009…

My account is from 2007…

You can always use WolframAlpha. (an example using my join date)

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Topic: Off-topic / Favorite Halloween Movie

My go-to movies to watch around Halloween lately have been Shaun of the Dead and The Cabin in the Woods.

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Topic: Gravitee Wars Online / What is the name of your team members?

Originally posted by Kayos94:


BIONICLE’s original six Toa.

That is awesome. I may have to borrow that, since I’m a little sad that I wasn’t able to fit the entire crew of Serenity:


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Topic: Off-topic / History Fair Project ideas?

Is there a specific theme that you have to go off of, or just pick anything?