Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / What do I do when someone gives away one's gamestop card for free?

It all depends on whether or not it was the actual owner of the gift card handing you the information. If not it’s fencing and that is illegal, using it is also illegal if there is only a hint of such possibility. Considering the source, there seems to be more than just a hint, people usually don’t go around throwing money in the open to random strangers, so that very act makes it suspicious and requires you to verify the source before using it.

I agree with the above statements however that it’s highly unlikely you’ll get in real trouble over doing it anyway without any sort of verification.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / MINI MODDING

It all depends on your level of zealousness imho. Same thing applies to regular mods and admins too though, also imho.

Having someone give false or incomplete or unhelpful info can also be a blast though, to see how long it takes until someone does do the right thing. (chuckle)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Stopped supporting IE 11

As a side note, upgrading to 8.1 wouldn’t fix the issue, IE11 is the latest IE version available, also on 8.1.

Also, your browser seems to be indicating to kong that it’s IE7 instead of IE11. If you’re certain you actually have IE11 installed, you should check if you have compatibility mode turned on or if you have manually set your target to 7 instead of the default or some other thing that results in such behaviour.

http://www.howtogeek.com/113439/how-to-change-your-browsers-user-agent-without-installing-any-extensions/

Go over that for starters. It may look different depending on which IE version you actually have, but it’s in that general vicinity, if you’re on IE11, look for emulation for example.

Not sure if that’s the thing that caused it, but something is making your browser report an older version and those above are the first things that come to mind.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / new script on the site

Ewww, I despise analytics and my default analytics blockers didn’t recognise that one yet. Thanks for the info, now I can block it. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Idea: Add Exclude Option

I like the suggestion, having both positive and negative filtering is always useful.

As to your specific issue with unity. There are some workarounds to get most unity content playing on Linux.
To get you started:
http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/Running_Unity_Web_Player_on_Linux_using_Pipelight

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Should Kong Ditch Wartune?

I’m not gonna comment on anything regarding wartune as a game, R2Games as a producer or the amounts of spending you’re talking about, i’ll leave that up to any sane person to consider for themselves, however, I do think that as far as Kongregate is concerned R2Games IS the developer and responsible for this game on Kongregate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / OT NEEDS to be cleaned up

Remove off-topic, remove serious discussion, remove forum games, integrate the arts into game creation section, ban everyone that disagrees or that causes trouble elsewhere that is currently confined to those lesser subforums, done.

/me waits for someone to suggest I should be banned
(chuckles)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / lvl 65 kongmen

There is no point in trying to level to 65, just as there is no point in trying to collect all badges/all kongpanions/all whatevers on kongregate. If collecting those is your only or by a vast margin your most important goal in playing these games, you are doing it wrong. If you however actually enjoy playing those games or you’re playing them to widen your horizons or whatever and on top of that you get something shiny, that is natural. From your comment that doesn’t seem to be the case, in which case I’d refer you to more beneficial collections and activities.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / unwanted namechange

FYI, this is a general Kongregate support forum, nobody here will know anything about your previous ordeals. From what I read, I’d be surprised if any Kongregate employee does either.

I hear balens and I think Wartune. I very much doubt an actual developer did what you say, more likely support personnel or some sort of in-game administrator. I’d contact R2 support and specifically ask them about it. If they’re really stonewalling you or claiming falsehoods, you could try to take it up with Kong support, potentially via email or the feedback form. Personally I don’t see anything wrong with the nick Magister. Make sure you present a nice dossier with all relevant facts as far as you know them and definitely don’t obfuscate matters, that’ll probably work to your disadvantage in the long run.

Either way, as with every other mmo game out there, your player rights are nearly nonexistent, you get to play the game by the grace of the producer, if they decide to block you for whatever reason and if they decide to be completely unreasonable, there usually isn’t a whole lot you can do.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Flash on Linux Chromium

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

Obviously I don’t have access to all software which incorporates version checks ever written all over the world… So if that is what you meant, your statement is kind of pointing out the obvious.

Something like that. Basically, you’re more likely to notice a version check that goes wrong than one that goes right.

Also obvious, as unless you actually go through lengths to find version checks you won’t find them unless they go wrong. The fact that they go wrong so often is what’s the point there though. I suppose you could take that and argue about how often is often and next thing you know we’re having a philosophical discussion. :p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Flash on Linux Chromium

Originally posted by player_03:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

Especially when badly implemented, which usually seems to be the case.

How would you know?

Usually in this case signifies how often issues like these crop up in software. Obviously I don’t have access to all software which incorporates version checks ever written all over the world… So if that is what you meant, your statement is kind of pointing out the obvious. Other than that, you should for example really read up on all the things microsoft has to pull to overcome bad version checks in software by third party developers, so people in later windows versions can actually run software perfectly capable of running on later versions, but simply being excluded from doing so by bad version checks.

As far as I’m concerned, what you choose to run a software package is not up to the developer, it’s up to the user. It’s perfectly fine to warn users about possible incompatibilities, it’s not fine to force a user to use a specific thing and if they aren’t refuse to execute. It’s especially bad in case of future proofing software for example.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / page back while playing

Open every game page in a new tab, nothing to go back to then. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Flash on Linux Chromium

Version checks are the worst! Especially when badly implemented, which usually seems to be the case.

 
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Topic: Global Assault / Free Kreds?

I guess they found out it was dead easy to circumvent the us-only restriction and decided to stop excluding non-techies. (chuckle)
Still… Good call! ^^

 
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Topic: Technical Support / "You can always see your Kred count..."

You must understand. Kongregate is a vast organisation with thousands upon thousands of employees. You can’t honestly expect the left hand to know what the right hand is doing in a place that gigantic, so of course it’s natural for employees to update things in one place and completely forget about it in the other places where it might apply. It’s perfectly normal for this kind of oversight to happen in any such massive workplace. [/sarcasm]

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Will Kongregate follow the European standard

It seems this forum is full of libertarians. :D

While I do have respect for that and would in fact be all for it in a world where people were actually nicer and smarter. In a realistic scenario however, that’s never going to happen.

Anyway, I’ve played a ton of mmo’s on kong and, from my perspective, while there really aren’t games that actually force you to buy, there always is a strong incentive and temptation to buy for all sort of things, at least, that is my personal experience.

So, taking into account both your story, bobby, and my own, it really does seem to be in the eye of the beholder.

Anyways, I’m still curious if Kong will go on calling free-ish games free (with emphasis on free), or whether they’ll make it clear that there is a possibility and strong incentive to spend sometimes considerable amounts of money in there.

 
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Topic: Global Assault / Free Kreds?

Originally posted by warrior28:

Link to click there, that will prompt to send an email to you.

What does that mean? I cannot decode ur code. :p
I do think most of us are stuck at this very point, so some clarification would help a lot of folks. ^^

All I see on the kong home screen is: hi, player name, community and achievements, settings, support, player name in button, forum and 2 commercials buttons. oh and a link to messages.

I tried logging out and back in with no change, reinstall app, no change.

 
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Topic: Global Assault / Free Kreds?

I haven’t got a clue how to get that working either, download app, run tutorial again, press K and sign in, nothing happens, no special button pops up.

Tried again with an alt account, same thing except this time I completed the sign into kong objective on the alt account giving me those 25 ingame, no mention of a code or an email or a button…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Will Kongregate follow the European standard

By that definition we should just fully allow all vices such as addictive drugs and so forth as well. Most governments disagree, but maybe we should just oppose that and let all stupid people be stupid. Now, you could argue: not for those type of things, they’re more serious. But then the issue simply becomes where to draw the line, clearly in this instance the EU has drawn the line elsewhere than you did bobby and crow.

They’re not saying you can’t have those games anymore btw, you simply can’t state that they’re free anymore, which in all honesty, they’re mostly not and they most certainly try to pull out all the stops to get you to buy. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Will Kongregate follow the European standard

Ah, but it’s not just about mobile apps, it’s also about online content eh, the rest is self explanatory.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Will Kongregate follow the European standard

Press Release

In short, online/mobile/… apps/games/… should be extremely straightforeward about the true cost involved in using the apps/games/… As such, it’s no longer acceptable to call apps/games/… “free” if the app/game/… in question allows for or entices people to make use of in-app/game/… purchases.

I know Kongregate is not a European company or even has a European office. Just curious if they’ll follow this standard, considering all major players (google/apple/…) will. A few things kong already does, other things it doesn’t fully. While I don’t really expect any change, I’m still curious.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Bring back Global Mods, here is a reason why Global Mods are needed more than Room Mods

Exactly and by that definition there’s no need for mods at all. Let’s get rid of all the mods and let everyone deal with stuff themselves! I fully agree with your assessement there! ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Don't buy Kreds! You can be banned for doing so!

On this note, something I’ve always wondered. Often when I see this sort of thing on the forum, when Kong is suspecting fraud or taking random samples, it seems to be about an account which has made substantial purchases over a period of time. I’m going to assume it’s mostly with the same credit card. And then suddenly they decide they need to check into that and when they don’t get the reply they want, they block the entire thing, thus basically asserting that the current transaction was fraudulous and hence so most likely would all the previous ones have been. Now, assuming they actually were fraudulous, what happens to the actual owner of the card? Shouldn’t he have some way of getting reimbursed (not necessarily by kong obviously)? If kong has a way of checking the identity of the owner of a credit card, they must also have some sort of contact details (other than the obvious account details of the account that’s been deemed engaging in fraudulous activity), shouldn’t they need to notify the owner via those ways that they have potentially been the target of fraudulous activity? How else is this person ever going to be able to do something about it and potentially get reimbursed via whatever means possible. It seems obvious to me, if this person (the actual owner), hasn’t complained or halted previous purchases he’s not going to be aware at that point and never will do anything about it. Is there some sort of mechanism for this in place as well? Or does kong simply take the easy way out to cover their own backs so they won’t be open for a liability suit?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Maritos:

Just finished Zombo Buster Rising. The final boss is hard, even with max upgrades, just like the final boss of Mighty Knight from the same developer. I would go with a hard badge here.

The game is ok for its genre, defnitely not grindy overall, very straightforeward, no fails all the way up to the last level, but then… It ramps up very hard all at once. To complete that last level, there will be some replays involved to gain enough gold for the required upgrades. The first time around I got it to 50% hp before being completely overwhelmed. I haven’t completed it yet, but I’m fairly certain the above assessement is on target.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’d go for 40 on medium, at 30 you’re barely out of diapers in that game, the tutorial lasts a long time and plenty of stuff left to unlock. In a way, inferno legend is a sort of idle mmo game, you can just click and the game plays itself, aside from some tactical decisions. ^^