Recent posts by Tulrog on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / [Vote] Kongregate Classic Games!

Originally posted by Tukkun:
Anti-Idle: The Game Bible Fight

Everyone, vote for Bible Fight so we can see it in the Kongregate TV episode

You Sir are an evil person. I like that. :D

No idea how you would comment positive on that game though. The only good thing about this game is its hard badge which is one of the very few badges which I consider a true accomplishment. Anyone who managed to get it has my respect as a true badge hunter.


I’m surprised nobody mentioned Kongai yet. Not one of my favorites but I did like everything related to the game. Things like batched access depending on your Kongregate level and weekly challenges to get the cards were really great. Those are things which could be interesting to know (and to tell in a video) if you haven’t been on Kong back in the good old days. :D

And games won’t get more “Kongregate” than a game made by Kong.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Vote] Kongregate Classic Games!

Originally posted by LouWeed:
Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

You forgot nuclear eagle.

And also rgbtd0. I was trying to choose games that were actually liked, you know, by other people?

Reminds me of Bible Fight. One of the most loved games around here and definitely a Kongregate “classic”. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Vote] Kongregate Classic Games!

Personally I don’t consider Gemcraft to be a Kongregate classic. There is not a shred of doubt that it was a great classic which I enjoyed a lot but for me it is tied to Armor Games not Kongregate. Especially if you consider that the newest one hasn’t been released here yet (and it’s on AG for almost a year already).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Vote] Kongregate Classic Games!

The original Protector : That’s the game which brought me to Kong and anybody who has been long enough around here will know the Protector games.

And Dolphin Olympics 2 : Best. Impossible. Badge. Ever.

Sonny Kongai
Mardek: Both Sonny and Mardek were proof that Flash games could have insane depth which could compete with “real” games
The Fancy Pants Adventures: Wow. Just checked the oldest games and this one is on the first page.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Kongregate TV] Episode Guide

Originally posted by Heather:

The Episode 6 is out, Best of 2014

Good job! :)

I like the way both of you dressed and the background. This is so much better than the usual sentence in the forum.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Kongregate Version: New navigation changes

To those who want a bit of customization: A (common?) workaround is putting the links you use often into your profile description. That may not be the way many people would like to have the problem solved but it is a solution that will get you where you want to go within 2-3 clicks without spamming your browser with bookmarks. And the best part is you don’t have to wait for Kong to change their mind about what you are supposed to like.


Not sure if it has been mentioned already but another link that is gone are the games in beta . I guess people with K+ can still see them but without it I don’t see a way to get there without a direct link.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Kongregate TV] Episode Guide

People with a “Challenge accepted” attitude. Awesome! :D Looking forward to the event.


As for further suggestions… after watching the videos so far I’m not sure what exactly you are trying to accomplish with Kongregate TV.

What’s the vision behind this idea?
Who is your target audience?

If you could provide a bit information on the big picture it would be probably easier for people to suggest new ideas. Especially the second question is important. Kongregate members are anything but a homogenous mass. You have the causal players, hardcore badge hunters, people that are only active in the forums or facebook instead of playing, developers, MMO lovers and haters and probably a dozen other types which I don’t even know that exist.


Without knowing the target audience here are some random ideas which might be interesting:

  • Games with the hardest badges
  • Make one of those contests where developers make a game in a day
  • Favorite games of the Kongregate staff
  • Educational games could be worth a shot. Anyone learning Japanese right now? :D

And three ideas which are not related to showing games:

  • A day with staff member X / Behind the scenes (that’s something I’d love to see)
  • A tour through Kong HQ
  • There was a thread where Emily answered some questions. The freaking boss was talking to the lowly peasants. That was really impressive. Maybe you’ll get her to do some sort of “what happend last year/ what will happen this year” thing once a year?

Finally I have another challenge for you. Try to include CROW references in your videos without mentioning them explicitly. Be it the four letters, a picture, an ingame character or whatever you can come up with. This would be a nice subtle insider joke without annoying/ confusing people who don’t get that reference.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Kongregate TV] Episode Guide

The next episode should be a ceremony with the results for the Best of 2014 quest.

I mean this is like our Oscars. And it is 2015! Give this event the glory it deserves. Start with a few words to the fixed ranks and the big finale will be the two voted places. So suit up, roll out the red carpet and set some standards for the flash games industry.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best of 2014 Quest voting!

My vote goes to: Clicker heroes


And here’s why I support a game which isn’t even on the list while at the same time there are great candidates which I could officially vote for. For those who don’t know the game Clicker heroes is an idle game from the more advanced generation where you don’t have to just wait for things to happen.

Let’s start off with some numbers. Mu Complex has a rating of 4.3 with roughly 24.3k votes. Decision: Medieval has a rating of 4.2 with around 45.7k votes. Compare this to the two highest rated idle games. Clicker heroes has a rating of 4.4 with a whooping 129k votes and Adventure Capitalist has a 4.2 rating with 120k votes.

Now I can’t say how legit those numbers are but whenever I see a new idle game on Kong it makes it into the best weekly games and more often than not into the top positions. Despite all the negativity idle games get in the forums I’m pretty sure there is a huge fan base for idle games on Kong. However from the point of view of badges those games are treated like 2nd class games.

I get it it. You either love or hate idle games. It takes time to test those games. Especially if you chose the idle route. And it surely isn’t that easy to pick a good point within the game for a badge unlike other games. But it just feels wrong to neglect a big part of the Kongregate crowd and some great devs that try to improve the genre. After all Kongregate is sort of a home to idle games (if you neglect some small sites which are specialized on incremental games).

If you don’t want to badge every “badgebale” idle game that’s fine. But asking for one badge a year is surely not asking too much. And since idle games are an important part of Kong they might as well be included in the biggest award Kong has to offer for devs.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do you fear dark?

inb5 Bane

 
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Topic: Off-topic / 300 reasons America is the best country on Earth

151. Folks there sure now how to hold a kick-ass speech.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The terrorists striked again.

Good as in positive.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The terrorists striked again.

I think media in general should be forced to release a certain amount of “good” news.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Petition to rename Off-Topic to CROWLAND

Sure. Why not. I like crows.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Saving - a 2015 resolution

Online saves cost Kongregate money and don’t generate any direct income. The only thing that could make remotely sense (for Kong) would be to include online saves with the K+ package.

And I’m not even sure if it is even possible for Kong to make online saves possible no matter which game. I think the only thing they could do is offering an online save API and the devs would have to do the work. But that’s just me guessing.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Joker Breaks Into Your House, What Will You Do???

Show him a magic trick involving a pencil. Duh.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How was 2014 for you? Post your yearly review.

Originally posted by K_i_c_k:

That being said though, my anxiety is getting lot better

Out of curiosity… what did you do to improve your situation? Those things don’t fix themselves usually.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Saving Private Ryan

Originally posted by dias17se:
Originally posted by Tulrog:

Is there any movie with Tom Hanks that actually sucks?

Also great opening scene. Must have been hell on earth for the soldiers on D-Day.

The one in the airport, forrest gump, philadelphia. etc etc

check his imdb for full list

Well none of them sucked for me. Not sure about Philadelphia though. Don’t think I’ve seen that one.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Saving Private Ryan

Is there any movie with Tom Hanks that actually sucks?

Also great opening scene. Must have been hell on earth for the soldiers on D-Day.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / ?uoy era ohW

That’s what the Vorlon said.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What if Kong is rulled by the illuminati ?

Well at least that would be the style of the Illuminati. Replacing people in strategic positions with their own puppets. Whatever, if the Illuminati are coming I demand Eliza Cassan for entertainment. If I can’t stop it I might as well enjoy it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Plans for 2015 ?

Originally posted by dias17se:
Originally posted by Tulrog:

You keep using the word plan. I don’t think it means what you think it means. Try wish instead.

No i already layed the plan. It´s gonna happen. Thanks for the support tho.

Sorry bro. I’m sure your plan to get a gf with big tits (even if ugly) is a strategic masterpiece which will make look Hannibal and Napoleon like clueless noobs. Future generations will sing the songs of Dias the Conqueror of bitches. :D

Jk. Maybe you have an actual plan. But let’s be honest. Usually the “plans” made at the end of year aren’t worth the paper they are written on. I mean the very first thing you say with such a plan is that you actually don’t even want what you are aiming at. You need an external motivation to get started. Oh and btw, when I say you I don’t mean you (as in dias) but you (as in people who do things like that).

Most people with those wonderful plans don’t even think about when and how they will start. And even if they start they will quit after the first failure because they didn’t spend a single moment thinking about how to deal with situations that don’t go as expected.

To spare you a long boring text here are just some notes of what a plan consists of:

  • A measurable goal
  • Measurable steps that tell you how to reach your goal from the position you are currently in
  • Estimates of how long everything will take and when things should be done
  • Strategies how to deal with possible problems
  • A collection of tools/ strategies that will increase your odds of reaching your goal
  • The will to accept and learn from failures
  • The ability to reexamine and change your plan if necessary
  • Probably a shitload more things which I forgot about

It’s just sad to see people get all euphoric at the end of year only to see them fail within the first days of the new year and know they could actually make a difference if they just took a different approach.

 

Topic: Off-topic / ILLUMINATI IS REAL!

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Topic: Off-topic / False ban accusation.

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Topic: Off-topic / I have a devilish plan.

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