Recent posts by PloftKaploft on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Duke Nukem Forever is coming out before Half Life 2 Episode 3

The Shooter I’m looking forward this year is Brink.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Why the next generation of gamer is going to kill gaming.

You’re overreacting

I think Online gaming is a must, especially because I’m getting old and can’t have friends over to play. When you get old you’ll think the same.

I have mixed feelings about graphics. I realize more realistic graphics push the production costs and release data. Also, it makes small studios less competitive. But what can you do? You’ve got HD and soon we’ll have 3D. We’ll have to deal with that.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / the -WORST- video game you ever played

Space Hulk, a shooter for Playstation. Damn! That was bad!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Team @ WhatPulse

Originally posted by sellyme:

Ahkay. To be honest, the way I’m doing it is probably easier :P

I mean, once I’ve got it all set, I just need to type in everyone’s new keycount when the pulse (Average of 210 keys a day) and it will auto-update.

You’re probably right. We don’t have many users pulsing everyday, plus you get a few keys when you make it.

Well, at least I figured out how to use vlookup. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Team @ WhatPulse

I made that guide on how to use vlookup on Excel. It may easy your work (and please forgive my english).

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/5720/vlookup2.jpg

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Team @ WhatPulse

Why you people quit making those individual pulse stats? It’s a 30 minutes job if you know how to use vlookup() in Excel. Want me to write a guide?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What makes a good MMORPG?

I’ve been away from MMORPGs for a while. I quit this life of MMORPGs mainly because I refuse to pay for extra content and because of the grind.

The last game I was addicted to had a great guild system – you got stat benefits for being in a guild. You don’t see that quite often in online games and it helped a lot on building the community. Tell your friend to make use of that.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Cyclomaniacs 2

Tintin on his motorcycle.

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Wow, a it’s going to be Multiplayer game? I’m sure it’ll be wonderful. Keep it simple like Platform Racing, and have rankings for unlocking content.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / How to beat Pandemic 2!

I never got that badge. I started at Madagascar a couple of times but didn’t make it.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / If Caravaneer 2?

We already had Frontier, which is a Caravaneer with better graphics. I don’t know if there can be much news, man. Maybe a story mode? Something more of an open world RPG with events being triggered at random? But I know that would be too much to ask from a Flash game. I think the Caravaneer genre may be already saturated.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Protector 4 - game save?

I have no problem with saving. You sure you have unlimited local storage set on your flash player options? Right click the game, click on settings and take a look.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Super Mario Galaxy 2 or Mario Kart Wii?

I have fond memories of MK for both N64 and SNES. Great game to play with your friends. Get it!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Favorite Game

Final Fantasy Tactics (PSX). It’s a classic, you have to finish it at least once in a lifetime.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Tired of those games that don't allow you to mute sound?

Nice info. I’ll look into that firefox plugin dd790 mentioned.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / mardek 3

I hope pseudolonewolf can then work on that “Beast Signer” game. I think it has a lot of potential.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / new game Category

I believe the Action/Adventure fits them just fine. =)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Cyclomaniacs 2

Lance Armstrong and one guy with a monocle and a top hat riding on a monowheels. Btw, the first Cyclomaniacs is among my selected favorites. Hope you can deliver us as much fun on the second.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Anyone Considered this Game?

Never heard of it. I’ll take a look, as I’m a DOTA enthusiast. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best game on kongregate?

I just love Tower of Greed. It’s the game I played the most in the website.

 
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Topic: Remnants of Skystone / Lower Price, More Profit: A Poll

I would say $30 is a nice price, it’s often the price of a new release for DS.

But adjusting the prices would raise the question: what of people who already paid $90, or what about people who paid less than that (cause they’ll probably have to adjust all prices)? I say: give them the difference on Brass, or give them Kreds back. They will say it can’t be done, and $90 will be kept for the sake of people who paid their $90.

It feels like Kongregate wants to get money back from the flops the other premium games were (and the ones that didn’t even get to be, like Lila Dreams). Nothing wrong with that, but I think $90 defeats the whole principle of microtransactions for casual gamers.

My last off-topic statement: Kongai was an interesting idea, but flopped due to execution (they don’t have tournaments, or releases often – unlike Urban Rivals, a successful online card game); the other games flopped not because of concept – Argue! is really innovative -, but because they’re not games suitable for power play, like MMORPGs are. Remnants of Skystone is their best bet, but making it into an expensive Adventure Quest won’t be helpful. Either the staff of Kong don’t know much about gamers – what they are willing to pay to play -, or about management – what to sponsor. Hope I’m wrong about everything.

Cheers!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stride Contest opinions

Just came here to show some support to AKS2. I don’t buy the “it’s not a game” argument, it’s interactive cause you have to make decisions when and whether to move into a new area, you got a goal and it fits the theme of the contest.

I don’t expect to see the admins say they made a mistake and offer apologies to Colino, but that would be the right thing to do, right?

Cheers!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Battalion: Ghosts hard mode

I wrote my strategy for Chapter 10, in general lines, on one of my comments: “For Mission 10, I killed the warmachine at range and made my way up on the left corner, while clearing anti-air ships and submarines at the sea. Heavy tanks units and Stealth are great to beat the sniping towers. I built 4 Raptor Fighters with each warmachine. Later – when the sea was clear and the left side was clear – I got to drill some ores at the left and built two Battlecruisers that killed all remaining enemy Warmachines (supported by Raptor Fighters).” For Mission 8, I just defended, and after the Oil Refinery was out, it was straightforward beating the enemy.

Raptor Fighters are just the best. Use and abuse them. They’re great against other flying units and can’t be hit by a number of other units. They have a high area of movement and can take those Rocket Trucks pretty easily. The thing you have to balance is the protection of your warmachine against submarines, and the protection of the Fighters against anti-air. The AI seems to have a liking for spamming units that are weak to the Fighters after some point of the battle, just balance things out until then.

Cheers!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Team @ WhatPulse

Originally posted by sellyme:

Also STOP PULSING 100 KEY PULSES FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I have to count these you know? Pulse 1 a day that makes it SO much easier.

You don’t have to count all pulses (unless you’re looking for high pulses). Copy the memberlist (rank/user/keys/clicks/last pulse) to Notepad, replace all “,” for nothing, then copy from Notepad to Excel. You’ll just have to subtract the number of pulses from one week to the other.

Cheers!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Battalion: Ghosts hard mode

Here’s how to beat it: On the first round, send your stealth tanks by the sides to break those blockades (they won’t get spotted when attacking it), and take the other units away from the turrets range. You only need the stealth tanks (in stealth mode – so, if an enemy unit moves closer, move away a couple of tiles to get in stealth mode again) to beat this level, so after the blockades are gone, just attack each warmachine twice and they’re gone. You can use the other units to draw attention, but you’ll be good even if you don’t move them at all.

If you got suggestions from level 6 onward, I would be glad to hear them.

Cheers!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Official Free Weapons Thread!

I’m giving away free Bows (seven a day, reloading in 14 hours).