Comments for High Tea

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Balbanes

Jul. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) ATTENTION - "Plus" this comment to keep it alive. Here's how the scoring works: Multiply the # of Opium crates sold by ten. Then mulitply that by the # of Tea crates shipped; that will be the final score. So: (Opium crates X 10) X Tea crates = Final Score. Although, it doesn't do any good to keep track during the game as there's no total so far in-game. The obvious thing is to buy as much as possible. It works best when the prices get below 20; a disaster of some kind can drive it below 10. >:D When that happens buy the sh*t out of it nonstop, trust me. I have to admit I got 2 or 3 disasters that drove prices down below 20 a couple times and below 10 once. Here's a screenshot (cropped to make my red text bigger) of my final score for those who might want a visual aid. I even lost by not being able to make my last shipment. Can you blame me? It was 720 crates of tea; you'd have to click buy x30 nonstop the whole time and that's almost impossible. http://imgur.com/h2aFgNZ

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uberpenguin

Jul. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Ok, just a quick follow up to my last comment: it's actually better to go broke and lose the game than it is to keep Britain waiting. I got almost 10k more points losing without fulfilling the last shipment and having almost nothing than I did doing so and having a ton of money.

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uberpenguin

Jul. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Yeah, I have no problem at all winning, but it seems like every single time I finish I wind up with 65 mil and some odd change. Never more, generally never less. I sort of wish I understood what I was getting points for and what I wasn't, cause this time I felt like I did way, way better than last time and finished with almost 2x the amount of money (~50k), yet I got a worse score. On the other hand, I did keep stupid old Britain waiting for its tea for a little longer, but again, I have no idea what kind of an effect that has on score. Plus I'm not all that big a fan as it's still way too luck based for my tastes, especially when you factor in the dumb risky ports, which of course by the end is pretty much half the available ports...

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Bustmeister

Jul. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Unlike what others say, this game is neither rigged nor impossible. You have to have patience and think critically. After failing my first game because I took one too many risks, I realized what needed to be done and got the Hard badge the very next attempt. This is a fantastic game that takes a decent amount of strategy and attention-to-detail. I would certainly play another game of this series.

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trollmedic

Jul. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) You mean that the English just couldnt take some tea plants and plant them in India to avoid losses and such? What has happened to them?

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TravisP13

Jul. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 510 crates is so fucin hard

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MrPear

Jul. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) A good way of beating the game: set realistic goals for your opium/tea prices. If you know the price will stabilise around 30 silver coins, buy as much as you can. Don't expect the prices to go any lower than that (except for the market crashes). Took me few tries and got the hard badge.

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godjebus1984

Jul. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) retarded unbeatable game. was doing so well in the beginning was upto 50k coin had tons of tea..etc.. in the end, all were "Risk" ports, lost everything at every route, tea went upto 95 each only needed 30 more tea to beat the game, price wouldn't drop, ports kept busting me so i couldn't sell opium to get the last tea... rigged game?

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TheWaldorf

Jul. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) kind of bs that as soon as you buy opium for cheap order prices cut in half instantly. price seems to be inverse of your stock, meaning demand has absolutely 0 to do with sell prices. if opium is so big in china, as well as so hard to get, how does it make sense that sell prices would take such a sudden hit?

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SprinkelzMaster

Jun. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 30 weeks*

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SprinkelzMaster

Jun. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I almost beat it on my second try, but that 300 crates of tea in 300 weeks really f'ed me.

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wtfmonkeys

Jun. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I appear to have single handedly addicted 3/4 of china considering that in 1839 4108506 chinese people were alive and I addicted 319 million and I have compitution everyone in china must be high on opium right now

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KaylanaCake

Jun. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I DID IT. omg took me to many tries.

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Voluk

Jun. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Trade 9 years, wealthy retirement awaits me :D life of an opiumsmuggler must be fantastic ^^ (122,754,570 Score)

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FrancescoF6

May. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i almost finished game with 12 mils. How are you supposed to have 80 milions?

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GhostKnives

May. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) If I'm a British merchant, why is my cash measured in $s ?

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Sally300

Apr. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I get 10 tea bags over the quota. Why do you British hate me?

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Leonard7

Apr. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm officially fed up with tea now

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Marikio

Apr. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I've slayed dragons...conquered worlds....destroyed many alien civilizations.Now? Now i'm a drug smuggler!!! EXCELLENT!!!

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keyvanj007

Mar. 19, 2014

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Deathflipingrock

Feb. 15, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I finally won. I've been playing this game since it came out, and today I won. I feel sad, but so so happy.

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nggdowt

Jan. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) this game have horrible scoring system. I tried to play the "correct" way so I win at the end with around 40x mil of both tea and opium and I got 77mil score. The next game I go brainless opium selling and LOST me the game but I got 100mil score with 360 tea and 552. winning the game should reward a player for a huge score bonus or there is almost no point to "win" the game

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ChaostormGames

Jan. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I figured out how to get the hard badge, and scored 125,000,000. You get a ton of points for the more people you addict to opium for some reason!

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Patrick45

Jan. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) sudden price spike in BOTH opium and tea, as well as a dry spell as far as opium selling prices are concerned right at my final order, keeping me 2 orders of tea away from winning? absolutely unfair.

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ageofwill

Jan. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Pretty good game, I like the way its based about England for once.It is also good because nearly all games I have played are about America.Also it's based on something that really happened.

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hyperunderdriver

Jan. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Dang this badge is tough. For rankings like "master smuggler" and "a wealthy retirement awaits" you think the score would be closer to 80 Million. My best so far is only 41 though. Britain needs to stop drinking such expensive tea. Oh well guess I can try again.

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Makana

Jan. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) To get hard badge you need to balance everything quickly. The formula for your score = [(# of opium crates sold) * (# of tea crates sold) * 10] (tho early in game scoring is different). So tea is important too & b/c the game ends due to elapsed time it's best to not let Britain's mood drop much b/c that wastes time that in turn will prevent you from shipping tea for the score multiplier (if you're fast enough, Britain will request a shipment of 720+ tea). Note: if you ever forfeit your ship, you forfeit its crates too & that is usually the real loss. The cost of paying is half your silver so I found that if I needed to get risky w/o a bribe card it's best to do so only when I had just over 1000 (you need 1k+ to pay). Save up ~100 opium before 1832 when prices rise. Try to avoid deals w/ 1-9 crates; otherwise you're increasing port's risk factor w/ little to show for it. Having big stockpiles of opium seemed to give me better offers. Hopefully this will help make you a master trader!

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strix112

Jan. 4, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This game is as addicting as tea!

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Cambiro

Jan. 2, 2014

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ultimatekiller83

Jan. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @Ashyen They do pay you for your work with new ships and then eventually faster ships which you get to keep if you should win. Might I add that ships were not real cheap back in the day and still are not :P

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artardous

Jan. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful music and graphics. The gameplay is simple, yet wonderfully addictive. 4/5.

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Niactz

Jan. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Very fun! Getting the hard seems hard (duh), I thought I did very well on my second try and I finished with 72M :P

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RamonB7

Jan. 2, 2014

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dzidek1983

Jan. 1, 2014

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jerimo

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The only bad thing about this gaem is the fact that constantly the only reason I lose is due to the fact that I can't buy fast enough, even if I have the money to buy at maximum price

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CanT2

Jan. 1, 2014

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Incarnadin

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The hard badge wasn't too bad. I just started buying tea in excess all the time from the beginning. If wait for the order to come in you won't have enough time. Work ahead, you know it'll be used.

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Axewyyss

Jan. 1, 2014

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kyran64

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) For people complaining about the luck aspect or how hard the game is....SOME of it is luck. But not as much as you'd think. Most of the same events and trends start happening around the same time. DO NOT PANIC IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TEA!!!! The 'mood' meter always starts at 'good mood' and slowly sinks. Get 'close' to having enough tea and stop. Use this time to build up money or opium THEN buy your last round of tea before the britts get angry. If you buy same thing repeatedly when super cheap, you'll jack up the prices. Alternate between buying opium and tea (if you want lots of tea while it's cheap but Opium is expensive, for example, buy 30 tea then 5 opium before you buy more tea). This will help keep you from 'flooding' the market. Points come from moving product. Don't make smart moves. Don't make the best moves. MOVE AS MANY CRATES as you can even if the trade doesn't make sense..you'll be surprised how much money you always have this way

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razor2345

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Hard badge wasn't so hard. Got it on my third try. Just learn when the opium or tea markets will crash on the timeline. Also buy a ton of tea and opium, even if there is no order. I suggest buying tea and opium if it's under 50 coins.

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Arancil

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 78798000 points. Nooooooooo!

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xJainyx

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Nice quick game! Played it through twice for both badges. A few tips - there are some times that are deliberately hard to weather ('The price of tea has been at record highs'). Go for bulk trading and keep a high income flow when all is going well. Especially towards the end, you have to start buying tea before they even give you the numbers - any time you have excess cash and the price is even halfway reasonable, just buy.

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jennifer626

Jan. 1, 2014

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Antwan2

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It's a pretty good trading game, but in my opinion, I feel that too much of the game is luck-based. You have to hope that certain events go in your favor and that prices are low at the right times to win and I feel like there's way too much luck involved for it. But it's still a nice, small strategy game. 4/5

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HangedManBendy

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Yes, surprisingly fun. This game does a great job of balancing frantic risk and abandon - with cautious resource management and restraint. I was at 690 of 720 tea and the deal for my last 30 was 90% done when my game ended. My score was almost 82 million and I lost by 1 second. :P~ One change request though. The popup messages from the British captain (when you're given a new ship) obscure the ports at the bottom of the screen. Can you add a pause + OK like the other info messages, or reduce the popup window size?

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s1GM4808

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i suck so much.

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bgold

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I lost the game after shipping 420 tea chests to Britain.

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gt82

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Got the hard badge with 92.5M pts. Tips: buy and sell as much as possible including taking bad deals and risky deals. At the beginning buy up to about 100 opium first to get adequate capital before you waste it on tea. Aim for the large volume deals even if profit is not huge. If caught I've mostly forfeited except once when you should use your bribe card, bribe card no longer works if you don't use it by about 2/3. If you have a lot of money or not enough ships it might be better to pay. Towards the 3/4 mark there is a deal that halves your opium supply so keep selling it off before that. Buying in large quantities jacks up the price but it also tends to come down if it hits the top so don't worry about stocking up when things are relatively cheap. I find waiting a second or two before the next buy seems to delay the price rises.. Thumbs up if you find this useful.

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Fugari

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I want to know what Great Britian has on me. Because I spend millions of silver coins on their tea for a ship. And when I have all my ships I basically spend tons of coins for a thank you from some buy that looks like a fat Abraham Lincoln. Not cool.

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jjsheely

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) That medium badge is a lot harder than medium badges should be.

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