Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

On Gemcraft: the current 1st hard will take a bit longer than the previous, but it’s also a lot more interesting. All badges in this game seem to take a bit longer than your average badge, but considering the total length of the game that might be ok. The 2nd hard badge will definitely be a multi-day/week workout. I’ve been playing an hour here, an hour there, ever since the game was mentioned and I’ve yet to find the final battle even though I’ve completed at least 10 vision fields by now. It took a while to get into it, but the game has sort of grown on me. The current set of badges seem ok as far as tasks are concerned, not sure about the actual balancing of numbers, I’ll leave that up to the experts. ^^

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Accumulative recharge bonus

If you play the same game on facebook, i’m fairly certain it will be the same developer and if they won’t reply for issues here, they likely won’t reply for issues there either, so I very much doubt that would solve your actual issue of in-game support.

But, it’s a free choice, if you feel the grass is greener on the other side, there is nothing preventing anybody from having a taste of said grass, most people who think that way end up thinking the same thing on the other side and end up right back where they started a while later. Any decent company that offers support will try to give reasonable support, if you feel it is unreasonable, then the best choice is to try your luck elsewhere. And if elsewhere they actually do provide better support, then you made the right choice, if however elsewhere it’s the same or worse, then you’re going to have to re-evaluate your own expectations. ^^

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Become an assistant community manager (adv0catus leads)

I would have to guess, the more votes someone gets in this subforum, the less likely someone is to get anywhere with those votes. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Been playing a bit of gemcraft daily the last few days.
I’m wondering now though, in the field “V1”, you get to fire the “gem of eternity” while it is socketed in an “ensnaring socket”. I was curious whether or not this counts as “banishing a monster with the gem of eternity” in the proposed 2nd hard badge. If so, I guess there already is a “vision field” badge in there, if not, too bad.

I made it to wave 60 or so before I figured out what I actually had to do, got pretty hard near the end but around wave 85 I managed to fire it. Would be cool if that counted for the proposed badge.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Port-Forwarding

I’m fairly certain you don’t need any port forwarding whatsoever on kong, your symptoms also indicate a whole different kind of problem.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Adobe Flash crashes

Flash on FF uses a different plugin-type/file/… than Flash on IE.

If I were you I’d uninstall flash and FF completely, then manually wipe the install dirs/temp folders etc … and reinstall the whole bunch from scratch. If you have to try and find a fault like that and have no idea where to start, it’s usually faster to just redo everything (since in a simple case such as this, I doubt it’d take more than 15-30 minutes to make sure everything is gone and reinstall everything) rather than to spend hours and hours trying to find out what’s wrong; be prepared to lose all your flash savegames with this method btw.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

On Gemcraft:

It would be a nice idea to give a badge to completing a vison field.

The first one I ran into was V11, it was a nice surprise. You can get most other things by simply grinding (if you should choose to do so) your way to power, but the vision fields are the suppreme anti-grind battles. Everyone starts with the same skills, no matter what you’ve unlocked so far, whether you complete them in the beginning or save them ’till the end, the difficulty will remain the same.

It would be more interesting as a badge than simply completing x number of tiles for example and it still takes a decent while to run into one. I found V11 after completing 3 tiles and having unlocked 5 tiles (2 or 3 battles later I already had 9 tiles uncovered). It actually takes some thought (not too much, I didn’t find it that hard once you develop a strategy) rather than simply going through the motions, so it could be considered of equal or higher difficulty than uncovering 12 tiles, but could be faster to complete (thus less grind) than simply uncovering a number of tiles.

I can’t speak for anybody else, but I always prefer thinking badges over badges that make me feel like I’m working.

Example name: “Proud and defiant, we’ll slay the giants”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

Since when is sugar sugar an idle game?

since 99.999% of its “gameplay” is waiting.

I disagree with your assessement and definition, we could argue and turn this thread into something it’s not supposed to be. So I won’t and just state my opinion and leave you hanging with that. ^^

As a side note: could someone inform me of an acceptable reason for using an alt to simply post your opinion with? Does one have to be so ashamed of one’s opinion that one can’t state it on the account one actually plays with?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:

since you badged sugar sugar 3, will you be badging any other idle games?

Since when is sugar sugar an idle game?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Keyboard problems (all browsers)

Kinda obvious, but erm… keyboard broken?

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Kreds spent on several games, data lost after formated pc!

General remark: Saving paid-for game access in any sort of cookie as the primary means of checking whether you’re allowed the content must be the most absurd method ever, it’s so bad I’d even consider its usage unethical.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Ive lost my account password

It shouldn’t be too hard to check an old password if they actually store old passwords and salts (unlikely), even if it’s hashed (not quite the same thing as encrypted).

But that’s the thing with anonimity, very hard to prove who you are if your main system of identification on kong is no longer an option (ie. password forgotten and no longer access to the registered email).

You could do an educated guess at it from an admin point of view, but not sure how secure that would be or how much extra workload that would generate.

Either way, stuff like that won’t get solved on a public forum run mostly by volunteers. Better luck emailing kong, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up if the standard reset is no longer an option.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Proposed Gemcraft badges, seem pretty endurance to me. I’ve played for a few hours and i’m nowhere near lvl40, I’m assuming it gets hard to level as lvls grow, so lvl40 for a medium could be something that takes several days? Seems pretty endurance for a medium badge. I can only guess the hards must be even more endurance then?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is Chrome secret/incognito mode safe ?

Originally posted by spiderprostitute:

i know what it is and how it functions because i looked at the Hidden wiki using tor, i like your ignorance though

People turn to namecalling when they don’t have anything meaningful to say. You’re providing excellent examples.

But if you do believe so, feel free to act on that belief. I seriously doubt you specifically have anything, anyone with the resources to track you is interested in anyway.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is Chrome secret/incognito mode safe ?

Originally posted by spiderprostitute:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:
Originally posted by Pokerpo:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

ToR doesn’t protect you from the cops either btw. ;)

yes it does, the fbi claimed they can crack ToR but in reality they’re just trying to scare off ToR users from using it.

Somebody needs to keep up with tech news a bit better. :p

TOR encrypts your IP, and people usually use another encrypt with it, the cops don’t track it, are you stupid? lol

Someone doesn’t know what ToR is, what it does and how it functions it seems. It’s funny how you mentioned something about stupid. :-)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Adobe Flash Player message problem

If you go to this page:

http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

and it tells you flash is correctly installed with the right version, then your browser is blocking something on kong and you can start to hunt down what might be causing that. If it doesn’t tell you it’s correctly installed, you have a flash issue on your whole browser and you can try to get it installed an operating properly. In the faq are some pointers to get you started.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is Chrome secret/incognito mode safe ?

Originally posted by Pokerpo:
Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

ToR doesn’t protect you from the cops either btw. ;)

yes it does, the fbi claimed they can crack ToR but in reality they’re just trying to scare off ToR users from using it.

Somebody needs to keep up with tech news a bit better. :p

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is Chrome secret/incognito mode safe ?

ToR doesn’t protect you from the cops either btw. ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why not use OpenGL Unity?

^ Someone doesn’t know how stuff works it seems…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I don’t know if it needs to be hard or medium, I personally didn’t think it was very hard, but the 4th episode was definitely the longest of the 4 parts.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / what's your favorite type of milk

Argh… Choices, choices…

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My account has been blocked after I paid for Kreds

If you provide the wrong details in any half decent payment system, the transaction won’t complete. It is in essence blocked and flagged for review, sometimes the bank itself will contact you if such a thing happens, sometimes you need to contact them. It’s not the staff of the bank doing this, these are automated systems. Usually when something like this happens the transaction is put on hold until the payment proceeds, if it takes too long, it may get cancelled altogether, all automatically.

As far as ToS for kreds purchases go, I’ve been on this website for quite some time, I’ve done most things you can do here that I can come up with, but I honestly would have no idea where to look for these ToS. They certainly aren’t showing anywhere while making a purchase, before payment happens. If they are displayed somewhere, I certainly wouldn’t call it clearly displayed.

Edit: aha, I’ve found them. Apparently they are only displayed while making a purchase with one of the ‘main’ payment methods, if I choose the one I’d currently use if I were to buy kreds, no such thing is displayed. I would certainly recommend placing them on an earlier screen so ALL people actually get to see them. (I wouldn’t have known where to look for them or that they even existed before reading the above. As far as I know, if you’re not displayed this sort of thing BEFORE a purchase, it’s not actually valid when contested) Anyway, the section pip is referring to is probably:

“If payment cannot be charged to your Payment Method or your payment or charge is returned for any reason, including without limitation chargeback, Kongregate and the Billing Company reserve the right to either suspend or terminate your access to the payment account and/or your ability to purchase Virtual Items without notice.”

So yeh, dangerous stuff, buying kreds on kong. A slip of the finger and a potential for a ban is right there in the strictest interpretation of the above. Still, it’s better to be purchase banned than completely banned, right? I’m kinda curious if it’ll ever get unlocked, after a certain period. If not, that could be quite annoying and maybe even reason enough to just start using a different account?

As for Aeryk’s actual case over here, I have no idea, the only people who can give you answers are your bank and kong, if both are giving conflicting replies then clearly one of them must be wrong and you’ll be left sorting out the mess yourself.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Go to speedtest.net

Originally posted by TurkeyPie:

Not too bad.

LMFAO, 1ms ping, you live in your isp’s server closet or something? :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / That time I spied on Bowser's Castle for science.

Erm, I’m not sure what you’re disagreeing with there, StOtS. I presented 2 options, either it’s expected or it isn’t, so I didn’t claim anywhere that kong only expects deterrence to be the primary objective of having moderators. But yes, what I meant with ‘the vast differences of opinion’ is indeed what some users expect and what is offered.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / That time I spied on Bowser's Castle for science.

Originally posted by StOtS:

As to the responses related to the effectiveness of moderation:

It doesn’t really matter if the difference in presence of mods makes little to no difference in the abundance of trolling. If one is present and there is an equal amount of trolling to none is present, that is already enough to have an ineffective situation. That leaves the question of what you expect from mods of course. There have always been vast differences of opinion on that one.

I compared in my head, for example, a moderator in a chatroom to a voluntary neighbourhood watchman in a local community. Authority is generally put in or patrolling places of high visibility exactly for their deterrent effect. So then I can come up with 2 possibilities again: either kong expects this deterrence too, in which case they are not nearly as effective as they are expected to be or they simply don’t expect any such thing from a mod, which is probably going to be counter-intuitive to most actual users.

I did address the fact that more analysis needs to be done in the first part of my own post though: what would happen to the outcome of this case study if we changed the definition of trolling for example? I also already stated that I know this wasn’t the purpose of this study, but that doesn’t make it less interesting, it opens up a lot of avenues to explore.