Recent posts by frankiesmum on Kongregate

Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / Split test: New navigation!

Hmm. I like this update on my tablet though not so much on my PC. The links are easier for me to use with my fingers so I don’t have to connect the tablet keyboard to use the keyboard mouse (I realise some tablets don’t have keyboard accessories). Although the grey is ugly it is a contrast colour which is good and I suspect it will go the dark red when released into production.

I’m not a forum frequenter but I can totally understand why those who do frequent them (Forum Mods for instance) will want to be able to choose the five forums they frequently use rather than some default list based on “the average” Kong user or the promotional requirements of Kongregate itself.

I’m also going to assume that the MY KONG tab is going to replace the tiny, cramped status bar? Though even my fat fingers can access those links with a bit of care.

My two cents. :D

 
Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / News about Ducklette (don't worry, she's fine)

Sorry to see you go, Ducklette, but pleased you are moving on to another endeavour you love. For months after Mod Training your voice haunted me any time I needed to ask “What would Ducklette do?” Whenever I needed to call on your expertise, you shared your wisdom freely and promptly. Your legacy remains in the Mods and Admins you helped to train. Kongregate is in safe hands.

Enjoy your new job. :D ♥♥♥♥♥

 
Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / aaaaand News about ZShadow (who is also totally fine)

Heya Zach, Congratulations on the degree and the brand new job! Joining me in the heady world of lab work, field work and reporting!
Look forward to catching you around Kong when we’re both on. :DD

Cloning Candy and Tricky seems like an excellent idea right now.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / FIX GOVERNOR INVITE LIST

Or change the label to “Select next X” as I believe X (~50) is the technical limit for this tool as currently implemented.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Today 24/4/2013 7.30pm NZST I got a clear the barbarians quest for Fuzzymi. When I follow the link I get to the island but cannot interact – note no attack object when a barbarian invaded land is selected as in below screen capture.
Fuzzymi
According to my spreadsheet I unfriended Fuzzymi on 15/04/2013.

Also this morning between 7 and 8am I got one for joni1234567890 . To my knowledge I’ve never friended him and my spreadsheet goes back to Mid-February. I believe his account to be less than a month old.

Browser is Chrome Version 26.0.1410.64 on Windows 7. pepflashplayer.dll is disabled and I’ve now set plug-ins to Click to play to stop Google automatically re-enabling it.

Edit: Fix picture link
Edit2: Linked not embedded this time, perhaps it will work. ;)

 
Flag Post

Topic: Berserk: The Cataclysm / Bug reports

Just started getting rescue missions, only thing is that when I get to their island there is nothing to do. I am expecting to fight one or more battles and have tried clicking every land in the island to no avail. This has happened for all three rescue missions I am aware of getting. This time I did close the request several times while I finished a battle sequence I was already engaged in so I guess that could be the issue. Sorry, I don’t recall the exact details surrounding the previous times since I just noted that they happened (assumed one offs) in case they happened again.

Operating System: Windows 7 Pro SP1
Browser: Firefox 15.0.1, Release update channel, Greasemonkey enabled for Kongregate Chat Scripts.


Edit: Add screenshot

 
Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / Remnants of Skystone Reunion Weekend NOW ON!!

Count me in!

 
Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / Multilingual Modfriends, Ahoy!

Arrr, matey. ‘Tis a crying shame to be sure th’ sailor’s swank be seldom heard round yon landlubbering shores of Kongregate. Hark ye when ye find safe harbour wit’ t’wind from t’right quarter, if’n ye can turn deaf ears t’ th’ siren sea, ye’ll hear th’ distant clink o’ tankards ‘n’ rough laughter. Get ye ashore ‘n’ find th’ place. Yon’ll ease thy heart ‘n’ cheer thy cockles. ;)

 
Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / [New] Room mods

I hear much frustration from several people but I think much of this frustration is due to having an not quite correct idea about what a Moderator is.
A moderator is a person (not a robot) who plays games on Kong just like you do. We’re not here to to be policemen and we’re not required to be “on duty” all the time just because the M is always on. We volunteer to help when we can but Kongregate does not expect us to drop everything we are doing (gaming, conversations with others, modding our current room, reading fourms, participating in other aspects of the Kongreagte experience, etc) just because there is a problem in a room.
I spent much of my early modship whipping around Kongregate trying to help whenever a modcall arrived. That meant on average at least one modcall every hour of my time on Kong during the week and two-three every hour on weekends. My peak was, I think, modcalls to 14 different rooms in one hour. I learned to ration myself to one or two calls per hour though there were a few times when I shuttled between two or three rooms at a time to keep the lid on but that is exhauting and unsatisfactory for all the rooms involved.
And lets not even start on having to deal with the sparse but widespread “I hate Mods and Mods suck” folks. Envy is such a negative emotion.
I personally have no time for people who refuse to report, mute and move on. They’re the same people, by and large, who expect robot modding (instantaneous understanding of a room’s community and issues along with perfect knowledge of its history even if you’ve never been there before) by at your beck and call moderators whom they insult and treat as non-people because of the M. If you cannot ignore the problem but then choose not to report and mute then you are a bigger part of the “problem” than the kid who is “kicking the traces” for attention. Attention seekers stop very quickly when the audience turns their back. Report and mute is you turning your back.
The new system addresses these issues and more. As someone who, as a Moderator, has lived in the current system for over three years and watched many fellow mods burn out trying to meet the unreaonable expectations some folks hold I think the new system is a definite improvement.
Gext3r – I would seriously suggest you try some other gaming sites before you knock Kongregate off the list of acceptable sites for your as yet unborn child. Maybe the reason you are here and not on one of those would give you some clues as to why your child is better off here too. And before you ask, my child brought me here having done the rounds of many other games sites.
And yes, promoting yourself to me as mod material, makes me take a step back however I have nominated some folks who have expressed their willingness to help build the room’s community.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Kongregate / Ending the tipping program

Originally posted by DarkRainyKnight:

…I guess I’m just nervous about all these changes. I mean, it seems as if almost everything is being changed in some way. Yes, change is good and I need to learn to adapt, blah blah blah… Just, I love Kong so much and with all these changes, I guess I’m really scared. I feel like my play and social area is being remodeled piece by piece. Not to mention all of these latest changes have the goal of saving money. I hope I’m thinking way too much into all this. I don’t know why I just rambled all that either… Don’t mind me, it’s late ">_>

DRK spends too much time in my head, stealing my thoughts and making them coherent. >.>

Personally my Kreds now go into game content rather than the tipping system. While I did have an aim of tipping every game I rated a 5, I have sometimes long periods of fiscal austerity which I consider is a really bad reason to withhold a 5 rating from a game I enjoy. So that scheme went by the by.

As long as the rationale for removing or changing something such as the tipping system is public and backed by facts (and from what I see, the entire system would be cleaner and less buggy for all by the removal of a good idea that didn’t quite pan out as implemented) then I think few will be legitimately upset.

Now, where do I tip the Kong Devs and Management for their excellent curation of this site which is my second home? <3 ♥ <3 ♥ <3

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / Maintenance Notice (October 25th)

Oh cool. Most of my gold goes to buy T3s. So with them bound what do I have left to buy? Umm. Trying to find something. Ohh yeah books. I need 16 V books. But you can wipe 13 of those off since I can’t buy the T3s I need to train the second stringers.
Hmm. So cannot do Purgatory or D11H without T3s so umm yeah, losing reasons to play at all.
In fact, stuff it. I have better things to do with my time. I’m only in the top 60 on my server so I’m no loss to the overall CoG economy.
Bye
Columbine.S4

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / Maintenance Notice (September 25th)

Originally posted by Wishie:

Question to the players – Has anyone gotten an Orange Gem from this Orange Gem Box? If so, when did you get it?

I got a pair of King Bardor’s almost immediately after maintenance last night (about 10 hours ago) a result of getting the Clash pack.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Technical Support / HACKER ON THE LOOSE

If an offer is too good to be true it is probably a scam. Use commonsense and don’t give them your password.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Technical Support / Followers and following pages do not load

I use profiles a lot and I cannot see any subsequent pages of followers or those I follow on either my own profile or the profile of anyone else. Does not matter whether I click on a specific page link or the next link the programming does not pass me to the desired page.
Using Firefox 12.0 without any add-ins on XPSP3.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Problem: Typos in set count and capitalisation omissions.
Berial’s set is a 3 piece set not an 8 piece set. I have drawn attention to this error in the screen shot for the Berial’s Spur Necklace. It may also apply to the other two items Berial’s Defense Staff and Berial’s Close Leggings but I don’t have those items so I cannot say.
Also in the screen shot you can see in the set listing that defense is not capitalised and nor is close but both should be. Again I cannot say if this error applies to the other two items Berial’s Defense Staff and Berial’s Close Leggings since I don’t have those items.

Screenshot:

Server: Four but may apply to all servers.

And that is the finish of the collection for this week. :)

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Problem: Typo in diagram text
The diagram for Original Sins has a typo. It reads … transmuting a pair of Lv. 97 … but a pair is two of something and you only get one helmet. English is horrible for this sort of thing, sorry. :(
Just need to remove the words pair of so that it reads … transmuting a Lv.97 … and it will be fixed. :)

Screenshot:

Server: Server 4 but may apply to all servers.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Problem: Purgatory battle reports – XP gain displayed for a hero that does not earn that XP.
My red hero Danae who is currently level 97 is getting a displayed report of XP gained in Purgatory from the level 63 Harpy room, Layer 1 Room 3 through to the level 83 Lizards Attendants, Layer 1 Room 23. Danae does not and should not be earning this XP but the battle rewards screen at the end of each battle is reporting that she is. So, I think it is the reporting screen that has a problem not the actual calculations themselves. The XP gain reported is identical to the XP gained by the level 77 orange hero Adara, which may be a clue to what the problem is.
From Layer 1 Room 24 and onwards, the reporting is correct in that it matches what is reported in the system tab.
In the screen shot for Burst Vulcan you can see the System tab in the left bottom corner does not mention Danae but it does mention Adara. But the Battle rewards screen shows both earning the same XP.

Screenshot:

Server: Server 4 but may apply to all servers.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Problem: – Typographical error in NPC quests Marl: Marl’s Wish, A Toy for Marl (both titles corrected in this post)
The two quests’ titles both mis-spell the NPC’s name. She is Marl four characters but the titles say Mar three characters. May apply to Marl quests earlier in the sequence, I cannot go back to check that.

Screenshot 1:
Screenshot 2:

Server: Server 4 but possibly on all servers.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Originally posted by callofgods:
Originally posted by frankiesmum:

This one is a copy paste problem – one diagram has been used to create another but not all of the body text has been changed to match.

Omora’s Dissonant Staff should be Entor, Helm of the Dark Arbiter

Server 4 but could be on all servers.

Sorry,player. I dont understand your meaning. It is spelling mistake? Could you say more detail for your picture?

The diagram is for Entor, Helm of the Dark Arbiter. You can almost see all of the title in the red fonted title bar. However, in the text of the item it says it is a plan for transmuting … Omora’s Dissonant Staff

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

This one is a copy paste problem – one diagram has been used to create another but not all of the body text has been changed to match.

Omora’s Dissonant Staff should be Entor, Helm of the Dark Arbiter

Server 4 but could be on all servers.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Originally posted by callofgods:

Dear player. The Alliance quest autowalk links are still unavailable at present because our staffs find it has some drawback. We will develop asap. Sorry for the inconvenience.

So nice that this has been fixed. :D Thank you.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / Arena

I’m not sure if this is of any help to explain why other people are upset all I can do is provide a snapshot of the problem as I see it. We don’t appear to be getting any direction from the devs about what THEY need to see so it is hard for me to try and provide that. For what it is worth, here are the first 14 pages of the Arena list just prior to the new day (I got bored/frustrated at this point so did not continue all the way down to my own lowly 335 position as I had originally intended).
The block of related users from about page 9 simply moves inexorably to the top of the list by week’s end and is why I don’t bother taking arena seriously at all.

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14

I do hope it is useful in some sense since it took some concerted effort to capture.

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Originally posted by Voxelspace:


Bounty quest has link to auto-walk.
Alliance quest (Expedition) does not have the link

The Alliance quest autowalk links are still broken on Server 4. What is the point of turning these links off for Alliance Quests but not Bounty Quests or Storyline Quests?
Screenshot Link: AllianceAutowalkLinkBroken
Server: Four

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Originally posted by callofgods:
Originally posted by frankiesmum:
Originally posted by callofgods:

Hi, we have checked it up, and it is normal. Which browser do you use? What did you do at the moment? You’d better describe it clearly, or you can provide us with the screenshot. Thank you.

I use Firefox which is set to clear the cache (but not cookies) on exit. And no, a loading screen that never loads (I’ve left it for up to 5 minutes at times) is not normal. It started less than two weeks ago but it now happens at least once a night so I tend to leave the game entirely at that point. It can happen on loading a battle (Purgatory Abyss or dungeons or world mobs or arena) or trying to enter my Alliance or exiting Regia Deorum (to manually walk to alliance quests since the links are still broken) and I doubt a screenshot of the loading screen is in any way useful but for completeness here is the shot of trying to enter the Alliance .
Server 4

 
Flag Post

Topic: Call of Gods / [Bug] Need help? Find a bug? This is the place.

Originally posted by callofgods:

Oh. We really appreciate your valuable BUG report about Purgatory Abyss. We will test and fix it asap.

Cool. The Experience Grid and Loot reports are back. :D