Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Seen that with a few games already over the past months, must admit I’m kinda curious as to why that’s happening.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Are We Born Agnostic/Atheist/Theist ?

Originally posted by mysticvortex13:

lack of a beliief is not a belief. atheism can be considered a branch of agnosticism. all atheists are agnostics, but not all agnostics are atheists.

Somebody needs to read up on what certain words actually mean. ;-)
(but don’t worry, you’re not the only one in this thread who isn’t showing they know what they’re talking about)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Are We Born Agnostic/Atheist/Theist ?

No human is born with any belief or useful knowledge whatsoever, that includes no belief in atheism (yes, that is a belief system as any other (an atheist believes there is no god, so it’s just a belief in a negative rather than a positive)). Considering the situation and you’re planted somewhere with no knowledge whatsoever and the intrinsic human nature of wanting to understand and explain things, any human with no prior knowledge of anything is infinitely more likely to turn into a theist rather than an atheist because it’s infinitely easier to ‘explain’ things you don’t understand by attributing cause to an exotic non-corporeal deity than it is to actually figure out how stuff works. Considering that all this has happened hundreds if not thousands of times before in history, I dare say this little experiment of yours is not going to turn out differently, in fact, it’s highly likely you’d develop some form of polytheism rather than monotheism, as again, history shows.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why does kongregate support MURDERING ANIMALS?

Better question:

Why does Kongregate suffer so many pathological sociopaths?
(not specifically aimed at the op)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Fall '15 Suggestion Thread

I’d like to take this opportunity to ask some very basic feedback on a suggestion I made last year in fall, which makes it seem like this is the perfect place to ask for it (it hasn’t been entirely a year, but if it were a baby, it’d be born by now :p ):

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/446403-november-14-suggestion-thread?page=2#posts-8632445

If you want to ‘try’ how it works: http://try.discourse.org/

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Playing Sorcery quest issue

I have a question about something in-game!

Kongregate is over 100,000 games and unfortunately our staff are not experts on all of them.

For game support there are a variety of ways that developers choose to have user’s contact them.

Some games have in-game help/support buttons, some games have the information in the forums (if they have a game specific forum), and some games have a report bug link below the right corner of the game window (it looks like a little bug).

You can also ask members of the community using chat, forums, or game comments if you have questions about a particular in-game item or event.

Some games also have guides, wikis, or walkthroughs that can be found around the web.

If the dev isn’t forthcoming, there isn’t much kong can do, the best they can do is try to get in touch with the developer on your behalf, they cannot solve your in-game problems.

http://www.kongregate.com/feedbacks/new

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Walkthrough Page!

It basically comes down to this: will the page views on the proposed page generate more income than it would take to maintain it to a high quality level. If you can answer that, then you have a solid case either for or against, without it, you should expect a status quo.

 
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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.

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edit: 2nd day of play: I have to adjust my opinion somewhat, it seems if you play the game only an hour or so a day, there aren’t really many issues with waiting, the trouble only begins if you intend to play it a lot. As such, the proposed badges can’t really be completed in one sitting, if you push it, maybe in 2, they should definitely be atainable in a couple of days though, so it’s all good. In fact, I was enjoying ‘Heroes of Glory’ more than I was ‘Forge of Gods’, even though the latter didn’t give me any “out of energy” issues.

edit2: As far as ‘Forge of Gods’ goes, the medium might be a bit too close to the easy, I just noticed which battle ‘Scary Night’ was and I actually got that one in one sitting, pretty close after reaching lvl3, you may want to up that a bit to for example ‘Hidden Cave’ or ‘Other Side’, just to create a bit of a gap between the easy and medium badge.
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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.).