For those having trouble with the code, play a game of halves. Type half the maximum value, then half way between the highest value if higher, or halfway between the lowest value if lower, and so on until you get your answer.
The point of energy is views. It forces you to leave and come back, thus acting like a new view, raising his popularity. This is, dare I say, genius. He created a system to force views and plays without ever asking to. Honestly, it's cheap, but it works. That is why he won't change it. Now if you excuse me, I'm gonna play elements while the energy reloads.
I strongly hope that the actual games is nothing vaguely reminesant of this. I enjoyed the first game, or at least I think I did. I logged in about about three full days OCDishly completing everything in my Wiimote flicking power could do. It was... Sorta funny? Either way, decent...ish flash... You know what, just make the sequel. I somewhat look forward to trying to remember whether I like it or not.