Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Kings & Queens

Time to get eliminated I guess. ^^

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Topic: Kongregate / Kings & Queens

I guess I’m just not fast enough or something :D

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Topic: Kongregate / Kings & Queens

Wuss score compared to regulars probably, but for me it was 6x better than my previous score, I even had to figure out how to play the game lmao. :D


Topic: Technical Support / UPDATE CRAP!!!

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Topic: Kongregate / 10 games left

Originally posted by bobby71983:

I hope the 100000th game is an idle chat game.

You mean an idle chat mmo game with in-game purchases for extra pwnage, preferably uploaded in unity3d format only?

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Topic: Kongregate / Filtering out tags?

There is only one sure fire way of getting rid of a recommendation and that is rating it poorly, tough luck for you dev…

Personally I just plain out ignore the recommended section, if you really want to go all out, you could just write a userscript to remove it from the site altogether if it bugged you enough.

You cannot filter out anything based on tags, even the regular game list is inclusive only, not exclusive.

Kong’s filtering mechanism is fairly poor, it has been mentioned several times, it has improved very slightly compared to 5 years ago, but the improvement is hardly worth mentioning. I don’t know why they’ve set it up with so little possibilities; conserve server time, conserve developer time, affraid of bugs or bad data,…; who knows, there is nothing you will be able to do about it. Most answers I’ve seen from Kong staff regarding this ‘issue’, indicate they think their filtering possibilities are good enough to brag about, so I wouldn’t expect giant leaps in the near future where that is concerned.

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Topic: Kongregate / [PSA] Unity games will no longer work in Chrome

Originally posted by Noa33:

You could just turn off auto-update in a Chrome version that supports it. To do so:

Set the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update\UpdateDefault to the REG_DWORD value of “0”.

I could just load up my computer with Windows XP and IE6. Doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea though. ;-)

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Topic: Kongregate / Kings & Queens

Can’t make any actual promises I will be there at the determined times, but I’ll give it a try. I got you some 6-es in the result cuz u liek them. :p

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Topic: Technical Support / Layout change

I’m not a big fan of white backgrounds either, alas, if you’re hoping for a change in that department, you’re better of going into hibernation and checking back in a few dozen years.

As a side note: white backgrounds on websites consume more power on your device than dark backgrounds, if you calculate how many websites use white backgrounds and how many devices are watching those and extrapolate how much energy could be saved globally by something as simple as a change in background color, an average environmentalist would probably shoot himself in the head.

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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Banned ALL my accounts.

Talk about a fishy story…

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:

Easy: Earn 30 achievements

Medium: Reach wizard level 30

Hard: Conquer 4 vision fields

Hard: Complete the final story level

To address the concerns about the length of the badges (particularly the final 2), I would offer 2 mutually exclusive options:

1. shorten the duration for achieving them, for example: make the 1st hard badge 2 vision fields and the 2nd hard badge completion of a certain percentage of the overall storyline; after select missions you get another piece of the storyline puzzle, instead of going for one of the final ones, I suppose you could go for one that’s somewhere around 75%.

2. lengthen the duration of the final hard badge and call it an impossible, this could be achieved simply by making it unlock for completion of all available free missions, including the hidden ones and the vision fields. There are a few battles in there, while not actually impossible, that are very hard to complete, which could be worth an impossible badge.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!


I started playing Gemcraft once people started talking about it in this thread. It took me almost a month of playing daily or every other day a few hours to finish the free part completely (with a few dry spells in between), including hidden levels (only about half a dozen) and vision fields (slightly over a dozen of these and some require you to unlock the hidden fields before the vision fields get unlocked). I ended up being level 130-something at the end of it all. I have to admit I played most of it on 1x or 3x speed though.

I was not using talisman at all for most of the game, but when nearing the later bits I had to start using and upgrading it to give me the tiny extra edge needed. I finished most levels in one go, with an exception here and there for a rerun because I messed up one thing or another. Some of the vision fields I had to redo 3 times even because some of them require you to use some very specific tactics or they’re virtually impossible. With the right setup, all vision fields are actually fairly easy.

On almost every level a very simple strategy will do, select a good location where you can place a tower surrounded by 8 amplifiers and where it will cover the incoming bugs in a usefull way. Block off some roads with walls. Put a very high level yellow gem in the tower and level it when you see fit. Put some low level yellows in the amplifiers. If you happen to have access to a red gem, mix it in to 1/4 purity. Make sure your main gem is always at least 2 to 3 times as high level as the amplifier gems. Just let everything come in turn (or if you’re feeling brazen a few at a time, maybe even angering them) and when things get really bad, use a spell here or there. If you really get overwhelmed by tiny buggers, build another tower next to the amps if possible (elsewhere otherwise) with a lower level but also pure yellow or yellow-red mixed gem and always make sure your main gem doesn’t get too weak to defeat the giants because you upgraded the secondary gem too much. That stupendously simple strategy will defeat 90% of all levels with ease. For the others some more thought may be required, depending on the level, a lot more thought. Once you start going down this road you can setup your skills to combine with it perfectly and it’ll work even better, don’t forget to adjust the skills on levels where you’re using a vastly different strategy.

For me personally, the X7 level was by far the hardest to beat (think I redid that one over a dozen times). It is not a required level to finish for any of the badges though, but that one sure was a real challenge when I met it around level 100-110 or so.

There are 15 vision fields you can play for free, completing all of those will take longer than completing the game. Completing the story up until the usage of the gem of eternity where it says it’s the end of the main story line is not the actual end of the game, there are a few levels after that with some extra story even I believe, but all the levels after are actually pretty easy and there aren’t that many. I don’t think those levels will be part of the completion badge either, though I can’t be sure of course.

The magician’s pouch locks up a decent amount of the game, especially if you plan on playing it in grind mode after completing the normal bits (not my thing). Having it also makes playing some levels quite a bit easier, though playing smart can always match playing brawny, playing smart and brawny is a possibility with the pouch though. I did not have the pouch, so I’m extrapolating, but reading what it gives you should make things clear enough. Oddly enough, they released a version of this game on steam and that has even more content than the flash version with magician’s pouch, so gettting the pouch seems like a waste in any case, better to get the steam versions straight away if you’re gonna pay imho.

So, to finish, yes, they are long badges, looooooong badges, but I still enjoyed playing the game up to that point. Wasn’t a big fan in the beginning, but after a while I just got into it. If you go online and look for a map that gives you the shortest route and you’re actually a decent player, you can probably finish it way, way faster.

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Topic: Kongregate / Unreal Engine 4

Originally posted by DavidB772:

Long question short, does monetising your game based on ads from a website count as commercial use?

Speaking from a layman’s view: Yes, it does, it seems pretty self-explanatory to me. Enforcement is largely dependant on ownership, penetration, success, location, goodwill and what more. Maybe someone else will be willing to give you a more definitive answer. ^^

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Topic: Technical Support / Unity suddenly using high CPU

Not a clue how to fix it, but have a look at what changed yesterday on your computer compared to the day before, that should give you some hints as to what is causing it. :-)

fyi: yesterday was patch tuesday for microsoft

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:

The real injustice here is that none of the badged games feature PLAYABLE CROWS :’<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

There are a few where you get to play the villainous nuissance though, for now you’ll have to settle for those. =)

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Topic: Kongregate / Unreal Engine 4

UE4 is available to everyone for free, all updates are also available for free. Since it’s free to use, any game made with it would seem to be ok. You are, however, required to pay 5% royalties on any income derived from a project build with UE4, provided it makes over $3000 on a quarterly basis. If you’re doing this as a hobby project it’s unlikely you’ll be making more than $1000/month with it and if you’re serious about it, this is not the right place to inquire about the details anyway.

If it were not free to use at all, the whole reasoning about method of monetisation would be irrelevant, since you wouldn’t be allowed to use it in the first place without a licence and if you did have a licence, that would stipulate how you would be allowed to use it.

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by excalz:
Originally posted by mightyrodent:

Hi. Can somebody tell how many games from total have badges?

Using Badge Master, there are 2712 badged games. According to kong’s site stats there are 99832 total games. You can figure out the percentage or whatever you want from that.

Are you sure it’s that many badged games and not that many total badges instead? Would make quite a difference, at least somewhere around a factor of 2 difference. If I had to hazzard a guess on the original question, I’d guess around 1 in every 100 games gets some amount of badges.

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Topic: Kongregate / Found in the office: Real life Shiny Nikhil!

Originally posted by TheCongressman:
Originally posted by IAmTheCandyman:

This is the big one, though you can get a smaller one here. Personally, I like the happy medium here.

Why?! Why do you do this to me?! TO US?!

Probably to verify people never look at the url’s they click on before clicking them. :p

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Topic: Technical Support / yandex browser problem?

Yandex is actually based on chromium, just as chrome and Opera are. So the underlying technology is largely the same. Yandex’ biggest differentiator according to their marketing would be security and privacy, so maybe one of those things is interfering with something. Just guessing though, since Yandex is basically the same as Opera or Chrome as far as ‘web technology’ is concerned and apparently those are supported, it should work. If the issue is only with CW, check out their forum and devs. :-)

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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / The most difficult level?

I’ve finished all the free maps now (including the ones that unlock when finishing on glaring), I did not have any difficulty at all on vision maps, they were all completed in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd try (some require some special not immediately obvious tactics, hence the multiple tries).

There were only 2 maps that caused me some real trouble and that was x7 on looming (had to redo that at least a dozen times) and r2 on glaring (also had to redo that at least a dozen times), every other map was completed on my first attempt with maybe an exception here or there where i had to redo it once more because I was being too bold.

My final level was 130. Everything after this point is basically just grinding and revisiting, which is not really my thing. You can make everything (except vision) as easy or as hard as you like by putting on traits and grinding xp and long term achievements, those are basically just gameplay tactics to prolong game life. In its basic form where you play one map after the other, I’m fairly certain now x7 is by far the hardest free map.

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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / The most difficult level?

On a pouchless setup, what according to you is the most difficult level in GemCraft – Chasing Shadows on Looming difficulty?

For me: I’m at around level 100 and a bit and I found level X7 vastly more difficult than any other level, including all available vision fields.

Anyone else want to share?

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Topic: Technical Support / Aviator

He means the game’s developer, possbily file a bug report on the game’s page or so.

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Topic: Kongregate / My avatar is NOT offensive and should NOT be removed

Doesn’t look like it’s removed from where I’m sitting. Why complain before anything happens?


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Topic: Technical Support / How do you change your name?

Originally posted by mamalosaposalio:

I want to change my name to Tsunamy_Say
What should I do?

Names don’t get changed. Considering you only have like 4 badges or so, I would suggest just making a new account if the nick is available, if it’s not or you don’t want to do that, you’re out of luck I guess.

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Topic: Technical Support / banned?! wth 4 plz!!!

Speaking from an objective not involved perspective:

If I was a support employee for Kong, I would just close your account and send you packing. With that kind of abusive language and complaining about something that actually is your own responsibility, you simply do not seem worth the effort to me personally. I have never heard any serious adult speak or type a story like that when their own money is involved. It all sounds very bogus. Some words of advice: next time you have an issue with a company, try to be at least somewhat courteous and maybe learn to express yourself like an adult instead of a toddler if you want to be seen as one, that will certainly expedite matters. Bashing volunteers (Pip) certainly won’t win you any favours either.

Yes, I should have just not replied here at all since it’s not furthering the discussion, but sometimes people just deserve to be told they’re behaving like a bull in a china shop.

(prepares to get bashed as well ^^ )