Recent posts by delosford on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

No, Malifore, people have already admitted why they rated the game a 1 in many instances in public on the forums. Had nothing to do with playing the game, and it’s quite easy for me to see who has never even created a charater.

The filter you’re talking about, SumGato, is nowhere near adequate because the people who exploit the system are aware of its existence and it’s quite easy to circumvent.

And no, it started almost a year ago when these people invaded my game to slander it because it has micropurchases. I retold the story in a thread I linked to Kongregate’s administration, which caused these slanderous users on the forums to again take notice of my game and incite people to rate it a 1 using lies. Because they feel any game with micropurchases is inherently P2W, and so they go around downrating all games with micropurchases. They have quite a lot of people in on it who use alts and other techniques to avoid the simple automated filters and seriously alter the rating of games both for the negative and positive depending on what suits their whims at the time. Kongregate is luckily starting to realize the extent of this problem and how it affects their business model.

edit: oh, and if you’d like to see how I actually treat people who play my game, go ahead and read the thousands of comments from happy and satisfied users. A bunch of them even police the comments now to keep slanderers like Nuob out because they remember what happened last time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ratings Fraud?

Actually, no, the rating fraud is from people slandering me, my game, and rating it a 1 for being more successful than theirs. They claim it’s P2W while ignoring that I took everything every one of them said into account in the first place and made sure it wasn’t P2W. Now they can’t do anything but lie.

And yes, I did say if Kongregate absolutely refused to do anything I would restore the rightful rating of my game to what it was by other means. If they just want a totally “free-market” system, that’s pretty much how it works. Though to be honest, I’m quite glad they’ve decided to actually look into the fraud perpetuated by uses like “Nuob”. I greatly prefer a real solution, in no small part because it’ll help erase the previous fraud which was even more severe. So many of them had already cast their spiteful 1 votes that they couldn’t easily do so this time.

Consider this, folks: somebody who doesn’t play my game and is Kong level 1… starts topics about me on the forums to try and incite people to rate my game a 1 using slander. Why in the world is this person watching my game so closely but not playing it or any others? Hm… could it be an alt account? Of a user that constantly views my game with alt accounts in various ways in attempts to defeat the minimal protections in place against rating fraud?

Thank you though, for going out of your way to absolutely prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this sort of fraud is widespread, occurring, and seriously affecting the site in a negative way. It’ll be extremely helpful in my ongoing efforts with Kongregate to eliminate the impact of users such as yourself on game ratings.

edit: and by the way, the game was at 3.63 after massive ratings fraud the first time around from these folks. Guess they got wind of my success and just couldn’t handle it. Like Hokage there.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is anyone else fed with with how pathetic Kong has become?

So, just to be clear: you think my direct experience as a developer is an “unfounded opinion”?

You also think that systems of law having a purpose and being ubiquitous in human society… is an “unfounded opinion”?

I’m not sure you quite understand what an opinion actually is.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is anyone else fed with with how pathetic Kong has become?

Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:Unfounded opinions.

Hm… I see a whole lot of “pretty sure” and similar phrases. I can tell you for a fact that my game does better even on sites that don’t give me free advertising. All of Kongregate’s developer perks look great at first, then you find out over time the site itself is pretty poorly-run and has no actual community whatsoever.

Letting people do whatever they want is a great way to have a place where nobody wants to be. We as humans didn’t invent systems of law just for the hell of it.

Sadly, Kong will let their site die before they realize that they aren’t actually smarter than every organization and nation in the history of Earth.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

I think IceBomb can pretty much handle this thread from here on out. I have to go to work.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

Hahahaha, wait, wait… the guy who keeps PMing me, shouting me, and making forum posts about me when I’m not around while he colludes with circlejerking friends to do the same… is going to report ME for harassment?

Wow. Yeah, you’re super brilliant. Go ahead and do that. I’m sure it’ll work out great, just like your spam reports did.

On top of that, did you just brag about your post count as though it was something meaningful? That’s even funnier than anything I could have possibly come up with!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

Also my game has high scores… I dunno, maybe Kong isn’t loading them.

I’m 96, little crybaby. Can’t you read my profile?

edit: oh shit, watch adv0catus flip out and report me for “spam” because I separated two posts directed at different people.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

Originally posted by adv0catus:

None of those are false statements, and none of them are damaging to your reputation. At most you could call them insults protected by freedom of speech.

You can’t have it both ways.

That’s all true.

I’m not jealous of you. Come on, keep your ego down, so others can at least fit into the thread. If you think I’m jealous of you, the guy that has to make his game boring so people pay him to skip it, you’re even more delusional then I feared.

Actually yes, you can have it both ways. That’s because there’s a difference between saying mean things and saying provably untrue things that damage a money-making product. It’s also slanderous specifically to accuse people of committing crimes they didn’t commit or having mental diseases they don’t have, since it’s well-understood that this will affect someone’s reputation in a tangible way.

Welcome to reality! Enjoy your stay!

Also, yeah, sure, you’re totally not jealous of the guy you’re following around and trying to tear down. Oh shit, are you in love with me or something? I guess maybe that’s what I’ve been missing all this time….

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

None of those are false statements, and none of them are damaging to your reputation. At most you could call them insults protected by freedom of speech. Though really they’re all pretty accurate. You’re a sad, moronic loser who’s jealous of me and being destructive to something a productive member of society has created. That’s all true. Can’t be slander.

Seriously, go talk to the police. Or a lawyer. Watch how hard they laugh.

Also yeah, people do actually care about slander. People get sued for it quite frequently. Like the girl I sued because I needed to protect my reputation from someone who was spreading seriously damaging lies about me. But then again you know nothing about legal proceedings or the legal definition of terms, so I’m somehow unsurprised your knowledge of case history is somewhat lacking.

As for the supposed automated filter: no… this crybaby alt keeps posting shit that gets deleted after I see it, after a bunch of people post in their locked thread, etc.

I mean, really, you come to OT to try and mock me and people just troll you instead while the mods obviously show no support for what you’re doing. But yeah, you’re totally brilliant and dictionary.com is more important than actual case law or reality.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

I think you meant to quote adv0catus there. Also I’m sure the mods are removing your posts because they’re super funny and poignant. You are truly a master of debate. So masterful, in fact: the world can’t even be allowed to gaze upon your mastery for fear our minds would immediately explode upon trying to comprehend your splendor.

 

Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

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Topic: Off-topic / Dear stupid losers

Originally posted by adv0catus:

delosford, the depth of your delusion is worrying.

Oh, I’m sorry, you’re trying to slander people to convince them I’m mentally ill now? I guess your little circlejerk on my shouts page didn’t go so well. So here, let me explain to everyone that I’m actually pretty damn sick so I go to the doctor a lot. And whole teams of doctors at the Stanford Clinic of Medicine have declared me perfectly sane and don’t even see any reason for me to be on the antidepressants that like 40% of the US are on.

But forums poster adv0catus obviously knows better. Why don’t you go read the thousands of positive comments on my game and realize that I’ll never care what you and your alts think.

 

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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

Oh, so they got a screenshot of your PMs with me by way of magic? Yeeeaahhh…

Oh you don’t care at all, but here you are in a bunch of different forums posting, sending me PMs, leaving me shouts. While I work on my game. But yes, obviously you don’t care at all.

Calling my game P2W and inciting people to rate it a 1 is slander. Sorry. The game isn’t P2W. That term does have a real definition. Redefining it to slander someone isn’t an “opinion”, and you’re just generally a weasely sadsack who needs to go do something with his life instead of trying to tear down his betters to build self-esteem.

That’s about on the level of me going around telling everyone you’re a convicted rapist, but then mentioning later that by “convicted rapist” I really just meant that you drive a car to work sometimes. That’s just my “opinion”, maaaan.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

You slandered me and my game in a variety of ways. Both now and before.

Oh and also please don’t pretend like starting the thread wasn’t your sadsack idea. You’re out there sharing PMs with people, leaving shouts for me claiming I’m mentally ill (also actionable slander, by the way)… but yeah, sure. Moral high ground for adv0catus. Nevar forget that you’re right no matter what, even when you have no facts on your side whatsoever and everyone tells you they don’t care. Yur da best community member evar!!!!11eleven

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

Originally posted by adv0catus:
Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

OP is a racist creep who stalks teenage girls according to this blog adv0 found

For the record, I didn’t find it. Someone else saw his email screenshot with Anthony, realizes his name is actually “Delos Ford” and did a Google search. They didn’t even link me, they just mentioned it was the second result and that it was hilarious.

Yeah, it was pretty hilarious how I sued that girl for her ridiculous slander. She’s was the laughing stock of northern california for a good couple months afterwards.

Kind of like how you and crow and iceweasel and some other morons go around slandering me now because you couldn’t handle being proven thoroughly wrong to the point that you looked like a bunch of idiots.

That’s definitely the funniest part: how you’re all now doing what she did… and are just as much of a laughing stock. I mean, seriously, you came here to try and mock me and got your thread locked, your posts deleted and the whole forum telling you they don’t care. A winnar is you, obviously.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

Originally posted by adv0catus:

I’m sorry, you think it’s a failure to respond with one post per person addressing me?

Apology accepted; don’t let it happen again. It is, though, since it’s spam.

Wow, you’re really stupid.

I’m going to continue with one-post-per-person because it’s a much better way to have conversations on forum systems due to how quoting works.

Feel free to report me for spam for making readable posts, though. I’m sure the mods will have a good laugh.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

I’m sorry, you think it’s a failure to respond with one post per person addressing me?

Why don’t you look at your giant unreadable mess of quote boxes and think about why it is that I might do that. Yeah, I’m sure it’s to pad out my sub-200 post count. Woop woop.

Though I definitely agree it was finished as soon as you started spamming me with “oh yeah, sure, totally, I totally agree”. Sorry that’s all you could come up with :(

Well, that and me apparently making concise posts that are easy for people to respond to in forum format. Damn I’m a monster.

 

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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

Oh right, and since I already told you that was slander and you reposted it again specifically directed at me: you’re complicit. Which is actionable. Have a nice day wondering if I’ll ever leverage that!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

lol… that girl’s actually older than me, definitely not a teenager, and I never stalked her. She posted some blog of hers to a friend of mine’s facebook page. I refuted her crazy racist/sexist arguments, whereby she accused me of ‘harassing’ and ‘stalking’ her for posting once on the public post she made and went and slandered me on her blog. So I opened a civil suit against her, and tumblr freaked out, took down my picture and kicked the post out of their search indexing. They claimed this was good enough, though realistically the uniqueness of my name still gives me a case should I choose to pursue that action against her. Thanks for actually proving that today.

You’re super helpful, Crow. You know that? I’m starting to think you’ve just really been trying to help me out all along.

Oh and why’d you delete that post about her last time, anyway? What, you thought I wouldn’t respond here and set the record straight? Dawww.

You should try talking to her! Maybe you could get her in on your ridiculous circlejerk of slander. You can all cry about how I proved you wrong so well that you had to go lie about me to other people to make yourselves feel better. Boo hoo.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Is anyone else fed with with how pathetic Kong has become?

Nobody has to choose between Kong and facebook. Both sites allow you to have cross-platform games. My guess is that games leave Kongregate because they seem to care less about developers than random destructive members of their site. They have this strange nearly-anything-goes attitude towards the site, game ratings, game comments, etc. It fosters a pretty toxic and destructive community that seriously alters the site in a way that isn’t good for their business model.

I can only hope they’re starting to understand this.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

Ever notice how the mods locks/delete your topics/posts and not mine? Hmmmmm. Maybe you aren’t quite as much of a contributing member of the community as you think.

Yeah, see, turns out slander isn’t the same as an opinion. Also, people who routinely engage in slander and multiboxing vote fraud are not “upstanding members of this community”. But go ahead and tell yourself whatever you need to. Pretend that jealous losers who post on the forums about all micropurchases being P2W are more important than actual developers.

Saybox made 19 games with a lower rating than mine (despite those games being unaffected by your rating fraud) before he rode somebody else’s coattails to “success” with a flash-in-the pan idle game. I am somehow not impressed.

Keep in mind I also know how much money you get for game plays… and yeah, even if he split it 50/50 with the other dev (doubful; my bet is saybox did a minimum of the work considering his 19 pathetic solo games): I’ve made more off my game than he has made off all 20 of his games. And my game is still going strong. Woop woop micropurchases4lyfe, yo.

I’m also planning on releasing a tie-in linked game with cross-game mechanics never seen before in the world of gaming. Closest thing is that EVE online expansion, but the interconnection there is trivial compared to what the next game I’m making will do. God damn I’m awesome. Get angrier and angrier about how awesome I am, please. It’s very flattering.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dear sad losers

Aw, looks like the crybaby couldn’t handle his unfunny post being deleted by the mods. Why don’t you cry some more?

I’m sure you already found my facebook profile with all your hoppin-mad google stalking. Why would I need to post anything?

My boasting is actually just to piss sad losers like you off and make you understand that the ways you and I differ are also why we differ in measures of success. Of course you probably won’t learn anything and will just go on wasting your life being slanderous and ungrateful towards people who make games for free for people to enjoy. God forbid they have some ways of optional payment to cover the hosting and advertising costs.

Realistically the root cause is your jealousy, which is of course why you get just sooooo pissed off when you discover that somebody you hate is doing well in life. Just gotta tear them down to try and make yourself feel less pitiful.

So go on, make alts, post dumb gifs, act like you’re winning. Somebody might even believe you!

edit: hahaha look at him edit out the words of his post after I completely tear him to shreds. QQ more, loser.

edit2: hahahahahahahaha holy shit he edited them back in now. Trying for some kind of “gotcha” because you have absolutely nothing to say, sadsack?