Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / Why is life so unfair?

“While many societies worldwide hold that their resources are distributed on the basis of merit, research shows that the distribution of resources often follows delineations that distinguish different social categories of persons on the basis of other socially defined characteristics.”

In other words, you can do honest work as much as you want, it will help of course, but it won’t fix the inequality, not for you and not for anyone else. There are lucky exceptions, but they are just that, exceptions.

Since you’re not asking for how to deal with it, but simply ‘why’, all I can say is imo it ultimately boils down to basic human nature and presumably evolution favoring selfishness, entitlement and perceived justice.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / SUGGESTION: a whale forum

That’s cuz you didn’t suggest that access to that forum would be $1000 and every post is $10. I’d totally pay for that!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by JayArS2:

Heroes of Glory is tagged “idle” is it really worth badging?

I’m guessing it’s tagged idle, because unless you pay for the game, everything requires you to wait. If you pay, some things still require you to wait, but without paying literally everything requires it.

Upgrading equipment is another hassle with a waiting system. The game aspect itself works with an energy system, it takes 15 minutes to get 5 energy, it takes 10 energy to do 1 battle. You want to put a character through training? Ok, that’ll be 8 hours please… The game is riddled with these sort of waiting lines. That is probably why it’s called an idle game.

It’s fun enough to do up to around lvl10 and then all your starter benefits start to run out and the game basically turns into a giant waiting game. Maybe there are people out there who like that sort of game, but it’s not for me. Mind you, I’m not an expert on the game, I’m barely above lvl10, but those are my impressions. I don’t think Greg gets the ultimate voice in deciding which mmo’s get badged btw, he just gets to implement the decisions, if I understood previous explanations correctly anyway.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not working

They’re asking you to try it that way because that’ll give an indication of where things go wrong for you, it’s not a suggestion for a permanent solution. ;)

For reference:

That seems to be the high quality version of your screenshot.

ed.: ah, you fixed it yourself already. ^^

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Health & Fitness

I can get you a pretty good 5km running schedule (start from scratch, run 5km after 9 weeks, about 30 minutes of running) if you don’t mind translating a few minor terms (it’s not in English, but there would be only 5-10 words or so you’d need to translate, the rest is graphical, but even without translating it would probably make sense), no biking schedules here though.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Games not working

Also, a (few) screenshot(s) would probably help.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / White Screen

If that is what happened, there really should be some sort of warning about in-game purchases for games with a only local ‘saves’. Saving purchased content only in a LSO is such a user-unfriendly approach it’s mindnumbing that it’s even allowed.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / ADs

Originally posted by pinkgas:

Since it is an AD to become a PLUS member I do believe it comes from Kong. As to its been there for years this is the first time that it has appeared (yesterday). SO WHY NOW??? And as fare as the lag I have a friend that got an account on another server and it was way less laggy. How do you explain that? I do run Malwarebytes regularly

Erm, didn’t you just partially explain your lag issue yourself??? An account on a different server and it’s way less laggy… There ya go…

FYI, since you seem to have no idea how most mmo’s on here work: Kongregate does not host any of those servers, they are hosted by the game’s developer or publisher, which is why I explained to you before that for any such or any other game-related issues, you need to contact them, not Kongregate.

If the game’s own support is not forthcoming you can submit a ticket to kong to ask them to help you out with the communication with that developer, but I think they only do that if you can show you’ve already tried to contact them yourself and even then all they’ll do is ask them in your name about your issue or something equivalent, they won’t fix any of your issues, that’s still up to the developers themselves.

As far as the pre-game commercial goes which I described in (2.) of my previous post, it’s situated right over the game/chat area, it doesn’t always show, sometimes it won’t show for days, sometimes it’ll show every single time you load something (at least for me, last I tried), the content of the ad varies, I suppose it’s possible they adjusted the algorithm to still include a K+ commercial to show every single time they can’t find another suitable ad, which would mean that currently it always displays.

For more detailed explanations or help, you will have to follow pip’s instructions and come up with those screenshots.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Bring on all ur privacy-invading drones!

Originally posted by mysticvortex13:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by mysticvortex13:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by mysticvortex13:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by Ubervierte:

Privacy is a useless right that needs to go away already.

I agree, now gimme all ur passwords! ^^

username: anavarre

password: scryspc

For some reason that reminds me of Deus Ex. :D

that’s exactly where i pulled it from. you honestly think i’d be stupid enough to post real account information?

I have no idea how stupid you are, I don’t know you. But, unless that other guy is your alt, you’re not the one who claimed privacy was useless. ^^

no, i’m not. but i am the one who reminded you of deus ex right?

So true, great game! ^^

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Bring on all ur privacy-invading drones!

Originally posted by mysticvortex13:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by mysticvortex13:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by Ubervierte:

Privacy is a useless right that needs to go away already.

I agree, now gimme all ur passwords! ^^

username: anavarre

password: scryspc

For some reason that reminds me of Deus Ex. :D

that’s exactly where i pulled it from. you honestly think i’d be stupid enough to post real account information?

I have no idea how stupid you are, I don’t know you. But, unless that other guy is your alt, you’re not the one who claimed privacy was useless. ^^

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Bring on all ur privacy-invading drones!

Originally posted by Ubervierte:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by Ubervierte:

Privacy is a useless right that needs to go away already.

I agree, now gimme all ur passwords! ^^

Don’t wait anymore because you’ve been reported.

So ur not gonna gimme all ur passwords? O_o
And here I was left with the impression you thought privacy was useless… :/

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Bring on all ur privacy-invading drones!

Originally posted by mysticvortex13:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by Ubervierte:

Privacy is a useless right that needs to go away already.

I agree, now gimme all ur passwords! ^^

username: anavarre

password: scryspc

For some reason that reminds me of Deus Ex. :D

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Bring on all ur privacy-invading drones!

Originally posted by Ubervierte:

Privacy is a useless right that needs to go away already.

I agree, now gimme all ur passwords! ^^

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Bring on all ur privacy-invading drones!

Automatic drone-killing laser!

source: Yeh baby!

Muhahahaaaa

 
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Topic: Kongregate / strong arm tactic to get us to kong plus

An ad is what allows you to use all those sites you like to visit for free. Every site could potentially block you from their entire content if they chose to do so (it’s “trivial” to detect if you’re blocking ads). And then you could try to circumvent that detection and so on and so on, resulting in some sort of arms race.

It’s clear that most websites prefer an extra visitor that’s using an ad blocker rather than no extra visitor as long as there are either still enough visitors that are not blocking ads or are “donating” for the privilege of no ads. If the vast majority of people suddenly decide they are entitled to completely free websites with no ads they don’t like whatsoever and start acting that way, the whole current business model for a lot of “free” websites will fail (or maybe the marketing industry will have to make a very significant change, probably a combination of both where a whole bunch of websites go out of business first and then marketing will adjust for what remains, from what I’ve seen over the past decade, intrusiveness has only increased and privacy considerations have only decreased, most people are perfectly willing to sign their life away, either knowingly or unknowingly and if it weren’t for a few very adamant people, things would be significantly worse for everyone atm).

So yes, for Kong, K+ is the thing that allows you to no longer see ads, but still support the website so it can operate and give you all those features you use.

Basically, if you’re blocking ads, you’re freeloading, you can justify it any way you want to (oh, these ads are too obnoxious: gonna use adblock etc..), but you’ll still be freeloading nomatter how you justified it. If you don’t like the ads on a website and have mentioned it and nothing gets done you have a few options: you can become a “donator”, you can decide to stop visiting the website altogether, you can become a freeloader, you can try to contribute to the website in some other positive way, …

So, to reiterate, the main selling point of K+ might be to disable ads, but that is only the immediate result you notice, the actual thing you’re doing by taking such a subscription, is supporting the operation of the website in question without the need for being shown ads (if Kong isn’t bringing it to you that way in their own ads, maybe their marketing people need some extra lessons too). If you prefer to get rid of ads, still use the website and not support them to extend that they expect for the service they offer, that is currently completely up to you, but you will be a freeloader, if you don’t care about such a designation for whatever reason (disagree, already justified it to yourself, too poor to pay but too annoyed from ads, etc…) that is perfectly fine, but that is how I see it.

In simple game theory freeloaders usually get punished rather harshly and they can either conform or become extinct. Things are obviously a bit more complex in the real world, but if everyone was a freeloader, not a whole lot would be possible, you end up with a completely stagnant evolution or worse.

(as a side note: i completely agree that intrusive ads are terrible and i have mostly no problem with freeloaders as long as they realise what they’re doing)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / ADs

1. Kong doesn’t use pop-up ads, if you’re getting them, your computer is being affected by something not originating from Kongregate.
2. If you mean the pre-game ad that sometimes appears before you play a game, situated over the normal gameplay-area: that has been there for many years, sometimes you can skip it after a few seconds, there is no way to get rid of it other than becoming K+ or blocking ads altogether.
3. If you have a problem with a specific ad being unacceptable or offensive, you can report it to Kong as explained in the help section.
4. If you’re experiencing lag in Wartune, there is nothing Kongregate can do about that, contact the game developers and maybe they can fix it for you (however, in case of Wartune that is unlikely to be truly fixed, as people have been complaining about those issues for longer than you’ve played the game).

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Should flamethrowers be legal to buy ?

Get ‘em while they’re hot!

http://store.xm42.com/XM42-Flamethrower-p/xm42.htm

 
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Topic: Technical Support / I did not get the coins i bought!

This article (I Haven’t Received My Kreds!) should describe how best to handle your situation, along with this ([Read Before Posting] Technical Support F.A.Q.).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / inferno legend

That is an in-game message telling you something failed server-side. Best report it to the game devs to get it fixed.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / can't get on game of thrones thru Kong account

This happens to me when you block third party cookies (which everyone should do by default anyway). You can either allow third party cookies or manually allow the cookies needed by this game while still having the ability to block all the other crud you don’t need. This is not the only game on Kong that behaves this way, there are a lot of MMO games that require third party cookies to be enabled before they will function as they should.

Try it, I’m fairly certain cookies are causing your issues.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Harassment in forums

Observation:

In discussions revolving mostly around people’s opinions (which this seems to be), a helpful guideline is that if you haven’t mostly convinced the other party in about 10 minutes, it’s unlikely to happen. Given that this thread has been going on for 3 to 4 days on and off with no convergence whatsoever, I think it’s safe to say that it’s not going to happen anymore, for either side. You should probably all just accept each other’s different opinions about the topic at hand and each other in general and move on with the knowledge nothing has changed and nothing will change because of this thread.

…. Or …. you could continue the pointless discussion some more in equal futility, waste each other’s time some more and provide some much needed comic relief for at least some of your readers.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My account was resetted

Since the username is still active and is in fact older than the del user, my best guess is that the email address used to sign in to the del user account is not the same as the one used for the account the op is talking about. He probably created an alt some time after creating the original account and linked that to the email he signed in with this time. If he still has access to the email linked to the account in question, he can perform a password reset, if he doesn’t, he’d better have some real good proof he owns that account, he’ll need to contact a kong admin to resolve that if at all possible.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Dotted line under most time stamps in forums

It’s not a kong update, the timestamp has looked like that for a while, I’ve noticed it before. The dotted lines are not present in chrome, so it might have something to do with the ff update and how it displays the abbr tag by default.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Just a quick observation, but how is it a negative comment if you say that an easy badge is easy? Isn’t is it the whole purpose for an easy badge to be easy? So rather than negative, I’d call it an obvious remark.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Im so sick of idle games

Look, the front page, for a large part, caters to what the average kong user likes. If a game gets a decent amount of plays and good ratings, there is a decent chance it’ll appear on the front page for a while. As the recent quest voting has shown, the average kong user’s taste is questionable (I’m fairly certain the same can be said about the average human in general, people don’t tend to go for good deep complicated stories and gameplay, they want simple flashy easy content, so a real gem that doesn’t cater to the lowest denominator has a much lower chance of success than something that doesn’t really require much thought and originality (both on the producer side and on the consumer side)). As such it should hardly be a surprise that these type of games score highly, don’t blame kong, blame humanity!