Recent posts by Tetsuo_Shima on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Problems in todays Kong

Originally posted by multifails:

No, I want you to decide wether you want to discuss it or not. If not, then just go away.

That is what I did in my first post in your thread. I wrote my opinion about the perceived problems you described. Feel free to comment on those opinions. That is generally what a discussion is, people giving their opinions about a subject instead of completely ignoring the argument and going after a person’s perceived character. At least we can have this argument rest now and you can move back on topic. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems in todays Kong

Well, you want to keep on going, lets keep on going. :D

Originally posted by multifails:

Neither did I say every player of every game would get reminded about every game they played now did I? Only those who chose to be. Why would you choose to argue from a hyperbolic point of view on the other hand implies you do not wish to actually discuss this as much as dismiss it.

I have no idea where you think I said any of the sort. :D

Originally posted by multifails:

Even AAAAAAAA and A rated game companies release poorly finished games all the time, in fact, I would argue that there are no games released at all that don’t have bigger and smaller bugs, balance issues and other oversights. Perhaps because player feedback is very valuable in pointing out the things that get caught in the way of players enjoyment.

Let’s start the cyclic arguments too shall we, while we’re at it. ;)

Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

1. If a game is as poorly made as to require such significant updates to make it enjoyable and/or playable, it simply shouldn’t have been released yet and revisiting is not one of the things I’d do, there are plenty of alternatives available. I’d definitely wouldn’t want to be reminded about it by some automated message.

Meaning: if it’s so bad that the finish actually bothers me enough to stop playing it, I wouldn’t play it, period. That is clearly not a comment about minor bugs… All software has minor bugs… It’s about major gameplays foul-ups. Since I cannot imagine you being annoyed enough about: “games make big promises about bug fixes”, where these bug fixes are minor enough so as to not interfere too much with normal gameplay to have you complain so vehemently about: “These often-empty promises”, I assumed it was about such. If you’re actually speaking about minor bug fixing… Well yeh… temper tantrum much…

Originally posted by multifails:

If this subject was only about things relating to you, then considering nothing but yourself is fine, but if you cannot comprehend anything outside of your own existance, then perhaps it is best you do not take part in public conversations. It is fine to bring out your opinions and your subjective view on things, but basing everything in your arguments on those alone is just being self-centered.

Hang on… So you actually want me to communicate to you what I think other people think? Erm… Yeh… I don’t think I need to clarify what’s wrong with that argument, now do I? ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems in todays Kong

Originally posted by multifails:

By not being the main problem? Even the little part you commented on shows how self-centered and small minded your argument is; Simply because you think all games are black-and-white, either playable and enjoyable or beyond-repair does not make it so, nor does it make everyone else not want to be able to re-visit a game where the dev has updated a game the player deemed good enough to re-visit with some changes. YOU don’t have to if you don’t want to, that button would clearly not be for you.

Erm, I never claimed that if a game was not fun to play from the start, that it couldn’t be made such. I simply said that it shouldn’t have been released yet if it wasn’t really finished and that I wouldn’t bother visiting it again if it bothered me that much from the start. There are plenty of alternative options, there is no point hoping against hope a game becomes what you want it to become.

I also never claimed to be speaking for anyone but me. I said I disagreed with your post. You decided that bothered you enough to attack me personally instead of commenting on my opinion if you wanted to. I don’t think you’re going to find anyone anywhere that speaks for everyone and the chance of finding anyone that can always speak for the majority is slim to none.

If you’re only looking for people to give you general remarks that apply to everyone and not have any opinion of their own or can’t have an opinion that doesn’t coincide with your own, this thread is going to die a lonely death. ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems in todays Kong

Originally posted by multifails:

Reading and understanding are two very different things, as we learned from your previous post. Also, your argument about rest of the post becoming meaningless is complete bullshit, as the proposals don’t use each other as a basis for the argument.

Why dont you take your own advice and stop talking about something you obviously dont want to talk about.

Oh boy, someone is having a temper tantrum… Anyway, if you insist on taking this thread off-topic, I’ll happily oblige. ^^

Do explain to me how a solution to a problem doesn’t use the problem as the basis for its argument. ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems in todays Kong

Originally posted by multifails:

I see you didn’t bother to read the part where the player of the game would have to press a button next to the rating buttons to be reminded if he wanted to be. But hey, why bother reading when you can just skip to the part where you throw whatever superficial thoughts you have at the moment in the air. Also, you replied to “1)” yet you only talk about a part 1/5 in lenght of the actual “1)”.

I’m not going to even answer the rest of your post until you read mine with thought and reply with it as well.

Actually, I did read the entire thing, however, since if a dev fails to develop a game that’s properly working from the start, I’m not interested in revisting it. Once that becomes clear the rest of your post becomes meaningless, so there’s no point in replying to every single one of your proposed solutions. ;)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Problems in todays Kong

Hmm, I disagree with all three of your points really.

1. If a game is as poorly made as to require such significant updates to make it enjoyable and/or playable, it simply shouldn’t have been released yet and revisiting is not one of the things I’d do, there are plenty of alternatives available. I’d definitely wouldn’t want to be reminded about it by some automated message.

2. Actually, a lot of these purchases are impulse purchases, people want their stuff and they want it now! Which is exactly why buying to speed up gameplay works as a fast buck for the devs and kong. People in general are brainless sheep, treating them as such without having them realise they’re being treated that way is the fastest way to make money. Long term monetisation of flash games is very very rare and it requires quite a lot of creative novelty to keep such a game interesting (not counting addictive effects on players or general boredom in life of players as a reason for people to stick around). It’s unrealistic to expect or assume most dev to take that route. If the producer or developer of the game wasn’t in it for the money, they wouldn’t have made a game that requires money in the first place…

3. I have not experienced any of this in any game I’ve played on Kong so far and I’ve played quite a few. :p

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How should Kongregate filter games?

bobby probably likes high information/pixel density. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate has surpassed 20 Million users today

Wrong… Title needs to be 2 million accounts to have any validity. Heck, if you ask me, of those 70k+ online playing ‘games’, probably less than 40% is actually playing a game, as in interacting with it actively… (unless you count idling, chatting, alt-ing, etc etc, as playing a game too… which would be twisting the truth imho)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Log in

The most likely cause is your browser or some extension or the like blocking something required for that to show up.

I’ve had it happen in the past that I was only partially signed in, but that was a cookie issue and the sign in welcome div still appeared, even though it showed me as signed out while the rest showed me as signed in. If it’s not appearing at all, it’s most likely blocked.

Try a different clean browser and I’m sure it’ll turn up, or disable or uninstall anything that may affect website appearances in your current browser.
You can always try this page, but that won’t solve your missing profile bar problem. At least you may be able to sign in that way.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

There seems to be something weird going on with the reporting of the hard badge. In the high scores, I have completed it today and this week, but in all time it shows 0, I do get the extra awards tab on the side: game completed hard is ticked and in the achievements tab it’s also ticked but when I check my badges it’s not awarded. I can file a missing badge report no problem, but in case it’s indicative of a greater problem, I figured I’d mention it here. (In fact every time I load the game, it “awards” the badge again, but it’s never actually awarded)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Missing paid seals - HELP

[Read Before Posting] Technical Support F.A.Q.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / ES-Razzi Tutorials - How to Take a Screenshot

Ok, so I know this thread is ancient, but computers don’t stop getting improved simply because a thread is ancient so there are a few alternative native ways available for us lowly windows users.

On Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1:
Use the snipping tool. It’s installed by default on all windows versions.

On windows 8/8.1:
In case it has to go quick: press [win]+prt sc(n) (ie. the windows button + the printscreen button). A screenshot of your current screen magically appears in your Pictures folder in a (new, if not yet existing,) subfolder called Screenshots.

There ya go, no more messing around copying and pasting and cutting after the fact (unless you really want to :p ).

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Bad Maintenance

Can I have one of the potentially other 5? xD
Sorry, couldn’t resist. (chuckle)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I don’t really seem to notice a whole lot of difference between easy and hard settings. I played through it on both settings and both actually seem fairly comparable. I got 3 stars on my first attempts on all maps on both easy and hard, except for the second last one: got 2 stars on 1st attempt on both easy and hard.

Not objecting to the hard badge mind you, I don’t mind a slightly easier hard, I don’t complete all that many hards as it is lately (usually too time consuming or game not fun enough to invest more time than medium). I actually did enjoy this one more than anticipated. :D

As a side note: LOL, this has never happened before (to me), first to get a stat… :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unity3d on linux (Guide, Ubuntu, as of 10/2014)

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

wow!

who knew that installing an OS that is incompatible with most software would make it hard to run most software????

Oh hey, another person that doesn’t know jack about OS’s. :D

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Did not get my kreds.

You accept defeat and move on.

Most surveys don’t offer more than 10 kreds, which equals something like $1. That’s not a great loss. If it’s about the princible to you, then you need to contact trialpay as stated in the faq in this forum. If they aren’t being forthcoming, I suppose you could hire a lawyer at a few $100/h and provided you can supply enough evidence to the contrary and with some luck maybe afterwards you’ll get your $1…

 
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Topic: Technical Support / I didnt get my creds.

Im fudging sick of this peoples not reading the big fat bold:
[Read Before Posting] Technical Support F.A.Q.

Please fix that!

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

Erm, I kinda fail to see how vocally objecting to policy makes you unreliable or untrustworthy. In fact, it makes you extremely reliable and trustworthy, since you can pretty much predict the actions that’ll be taken by such individuals if they run into perceived foul play or incompetency (if they have the least bit integrity, that is) … I can see how the opponents in those objections might not trust such persons with their inner workings, but that’s something completely different from being untrustworthy.

Then again, that’s a whole different argument, kinda like how some people think Snowden and the lot are traitors and others think they’re heroes… I’m sure people will never agree on that one either.

As for loyalty being a bad thing, that all depends who you’re loyal to and who you’re talking to. Every regular human was born with a brain however and if you decide not to use it and be a blind follower, that I would classify as a bad thing, if you’ve actually properly used it, thought things through and you agree with what you’re being loyal to however, that would make it a good thing, for you, and only for you and those who agree with you, for everyone else, depending on the actions you take based on those ideas, it can still be a bad thing, though not necessarily so. Not using your own brain however, is always a bad thing (unless you’re a jarhead (chuckle)).

Ignore all the above, I don’t really wanna get dragged into any of this. But I also don’t want to completely erase it all and make it seem like I wrote something highly questionable in an explosive thread, since actually deleting a post isn’t supported. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Advertisements

Well in all honesty, I did not see the ads you’re describing beefrocks, but considering you added a link to the governement website responsible for said ads, I checked out their website and that does seem representational and even rather benign. As such I assumed they were showing pictures of lung progress through multiple years of smoking or something like that, which is what I was referring to with how it goes over here. Apparently they feel the need to shock even more on the other side of the Atlantic. Might be a bit overboard and rather unrealistic in fact, if it’s as bad as you describe I’d assume it does their credibility more harm than good. I’d still show it, but it’s really the reputation of said agency that’s on the line rather than kongs imo. If anything, if it upsets a little one, it’s a good opportunity for a parent to explain what really happens when people smoke, rather than some celestial dream (as by producers) or infernal nightmare (as apparently by that agency). As an aside, repetition is one of the great strengths of advertising, the more they show you something, the more you’ll remember it (for better or worse).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Advertisements

Smoking is bad for you, which is basically the message. No need to pretend or hide it’s not.

I’ve no idea how this works in the US (.gov is a us government website if I remember correctly), but stuff like this, in my part of the world, is all real, no exaggeration, it’s what really happens and what it really looks like. It’s important to show this stuff to teens, so they know what they’re getting into if they want to act all cool and be a big guy that can smoke (which is the only reason I can come up with why anyone would ever start to smoke in the first place). Which is probably exactly the reason why Kongregate is a main target for this advertising, lots of teens here…

Very good reasoning on your part too: let’s not show the truth to anyone because the nature of the truth might make some people the site as a whole is not targetted towards unwell or scared… By that notion every website on the whole web should be made toddler proof or be restricted by verifyable identity checks… So yeh, it doesn’t work like that, thank god it doesn’t… In this case, the ad definitely seems targetted towards the right audience, even US government agencies agree it seems, and they’re generally pretty restrictive in content approval (though also widely variable).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Thok:

Hook seems like a good candidate for a quick medium. Something like Pulling the thread for game completion.

(Yes, it has no visible API yet. It’s by the guy who did oO, so it should be easy to get him to add API.)

If that is a medium then it qualifies for the easiest medium on this site. It’s closer to an easy badge. Heck, even for an easy badge, it’s still easy. :D

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

Can’t speak for other people but my previous reply still stands as far as I’m concerned. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Update] Game pages now have dark backgrounds!

I’d put in a link to an ad blocker, but i’ve stopped blocking ads, all i do these days is block behavioral tracking and other funky stuff, which funny enough also blocks the majority of the ‘bad’ ads, but at least lets the decent sites make a living, even if they don’t know how exactly you’re using their stuff, you’d be amazed at how much tracking some websites actually do. :D

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

I have too much to say about this topic, but instead of writing a whole essay, I’ll keep it really short: there is no one-size-fits-all solution for “this problem”. It is actually not just one problem but a whole list of related issues causing the actual effect. Considering Kong’s stand (the way I understand it) on some of the issues that are at the root of these “problems”, it’s not going to get solved. Suffice to say that simply returning to global moderatorship will not solve your issues and for the ones it does solve, it’ll create an equal amount of new ones.

The best advice imo is to simply get a thick skin and mentally ignore what you don’t want to see; that is: fix your own problems, don’t try to fix other’s problems the way you think they should be fixed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How can i remove fans ?

What you do is: you start to spam their pm all day long, fill their homescreen with useless nonsense, but don’t drive it so far that you’d get staff scrutiny, just say things that are ok tos-wise. Hopefully they’ll get so annoyed with you they don’t just mute you but also unfriend you. (chuckle)

Or…

You could do the mature thing and ignore followers (which is more in line of what the feature actually does) you don’t appreciate and mute the ones you dislike even more.