Recent posts by Loius on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Validating my game's ratings excludes it from contests?

Well, I’m trying to publish a little thing. I hardly expect it to win the monthly contest :) The purchase options in it are just so you can get a little something nice if you feel like spending money on it. Also it’s practice so I can say yes, I know how to implement Kong’s API.

I suppose my initial stance is at fault then, isn’t it? I assumed that every game should receive accurate ratings, but in reality only the ones that properly work the system deserve correct treatment.

It’s still weird. It’s very weird to me that they say “this will get you correct ratings” and also “this will get you out of the ratings contests”.

Your explanation is helpful, I do sort of get it more better. It’s just so contrary to my philosophy I don’t think I’ll ever really grok it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Validating my game's ratings excludes it from contests?

I really hope I’m just reading this page wrong, but could someone explain this to me? Pretend that I am stupid.

Here’s the page: http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/virtual-goods/submission-checklist

And here’s the offending words:

“Additionally, using the statistics API, we strongly recommend submitting a stat to us called “initialized” or “loaded” that sends a “1” each time the game loads successfully. This must be done early, generally at the title screen or no later than character selection/creation (if that happens first thing) – it cannot be post-tutorial or after the first level. We can use this stat to ensure that ratings for the game are by people who meet the game’s minimum system requirements. It generally is not as important for Flash games, but if you use an unusual plugin/technology like Unity3D, Java, or HTML5, or are Windows-only, this will help give you a more accurate rating and is highly recommended. Let us know if you have set up a statistic like this so we can set it up as a filter. Note: as this may modify the game’s rating, any games using this service will be excluded from weekly and monthly contests."

This is what I’m getting from this:

You can NOT implement a rating validator, and then you’re eligible for various contests. However, it’s very likely that your game’s rating will suffer because people will rate it low due to not being able to run it.

Or you can implement a rating validator, so that your game only benefits or suffers from ratings of people who can actually play it. But, if you do this (and therefore have a valid, supposedly higher rating because of it), you’ll be excluded from contests.

I’m open to this being for some kind of weird business/marketing reasons, but it really seems absurd to me. I’m only eligible for contests if I handicap myself? What? Not only that, they recommend I go for correct ratings (and then go on to say that if I have correct ratings I can’t enter contests based on ratings!). I don’t even know what’s going on!

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / So im down 100 WBs because my lady entered the nexus tourney.....anyway of gaining them back????

Originally posted by kenste:
Originally posted by Djinn99:

I think this quote from the conduct section of Kong answers this nicely:

Repeat after us: “My account is my responsibility.” This means that your account will be held responsible for all of the things it says or does, even if you are not the person saying or doing those things. Keep your password safe and secret, do not deliberately share accounts, and log off when you can’t be at the computer. These precautions may sound extreme, but we don’t want you to miss out because of something your little brother, your friend, your neighbor, or that mean old stranger in the public library has done – so please take them.

So in other words you don’t give a rats ass because its not you here?

… Seriously?

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / I LOVE THE DEVS AND I LOVE TYRANT

What’s going on is that we are being charged ten dollars for something worth ten cents – and they’re INCREASING the price.
We love tyrant so we want to BE ABLE to keep loving it.
We don’t like what’s happening so we tell them so they KNOW because they apparently have NO BUSINESS SENSE.
If we didn’t like the game we’d have gone skipping already.
Your ad hominem assault is unappreciated.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Designs of advanced side missions

Your dialogue looks like it would fit right in with the game.

Take that as you will. x)

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Hilarious case study.

Deck: Empty
Result: 1000

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions / If you need a Guild just call

Invite me! L14 Sorceress and Blacksmith.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant Errors

I entered a tourney battle recently, played Bulldozer first, and it never rallied anything, even followed by Cannon Walker and Omega. This was versus EQG deck, cost me the win cause my dozer never took out the EQG and it killed everything while my dozer sat at the front of the line happily doing nothing.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Post Active Raid Links Here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_joinraid=88076

Oluth, just started, I’m by my lonesome. halp.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Very difficult situations in SURGE

1, 3-7
Gatling tower, followed by Gat, EMP, Gat, in whatever order is necessary.

2 -
Earthquake Generator, tears of rage.

Niaq -
Hurl computer across room.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Post Active Raid Links Here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_joinraid=88076

Enclave Flagship, 23h left, 800 damage dealt already. 4/25.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Post Active Raid Links Here

Enclave Flagship
http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_joinraid=88076
9 hours left, 25% done, drop in and get your 100 or so honor.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Anyone Actually HAVE Leonidas?

The button isn’t greyed out for some reason, so a screen doesn’t really show anything.
But clicking that bright red SELL button does nothing – I’m actually kinda glad I didn’t lose one to my esperiment.

Edit: Aaaaand that’s not how we link images here.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Anyone Actually HAVE Leonidas?

I have 1250. I thought it would be hilarious to have over nine thousand, but the devs fixed the bug too fast.
I’d like to ease your concerns by informing you that they can’t be sold for gold – like Predator, Hunter, Rifter, and the other ‘you only get one chance at this’ cards, they’ve been marked unsellable. Some of us just have a freakton of them.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Dish out as much damage you can in one turn

Switch a Harbor Command for a COmSat Terminal – +2 damage.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Post Active Raid Links Here

Imperial Purger, 1d10 left, 1000 damage dealt so far. Plenty of time for max honor.
http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_joinraid=88076

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Post Active Raid Links Here

Nope

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Post Active Raid Links Here

http://www.kongregate.com/games/synapticon/tyrant?kv_joinraid=88076

Enclave Flagship – 5hrs, 8000 hp left. Pop in and use a full bar (two’s better) of energy and we can win this.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / Achievements

I didn’t spend my first 10 wb on energy
That’s a ridiculous amount of money to pay for five-ten minutes of play time, is why.

Yes it’s ill-intentioned; this game is designed to make money and an easy way to make money is to make it easy to want more cards.

There are already many topics about this. Post in one of those.

 
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Topic: General Tyrant Discussion / [Recruitment] Level 8 Faction Maximum Damage

I’m LV25, have everything done except the achievements that require the full reputation rewards.