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Topic: Reactor idle / Underground heat pipes

I’m not at that stage of the game yet – why can’t you use just four outlets?

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Offline ticks

Originally posted by Luthekar:
Originally posted by Panpe:

Instead of giving bonus ticks, the game might as well calculate the entire offline progress when the game is started again, like all other idle games do.

The problem I immediately see with that method is that it is possible to set up a totally inefficient design that cannot successfully manage heat for a long time and close the game before everything blows up. Users who did that would make more money than they could have otherwise without active monitoring. Not that I’m saying it is impossible to prevent such an exploit with some clever algorithms.

Luthekar you can do that anyway. Using bonus ticks don’t help much with that, it just means your reactor overheats faster.

So I don’t see any benefit in disallowing 1:1 bonus ticks. Apart from pure addictiveness that is – getting people to run your game all the time (at the cost of the environment and computer lifespan).

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Bonus ticks make me sad

I agree you should be able to earn more bonus ticks. Allowing more doesn’t hurt the gameplay in any way, it just means we don’t have to waste as much power and computer life expectancy keeping it running all the time.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Is this ever going to get another update?

“by opening a 2nd browser window you risk losing your original tabs”
That’s obviously a browser problem, not a game bug. I get around it in Firefox by using Session Manager, I don’t know if there’s something similar for other browsers.

“I expected the dev to be a lot more engaged, but i’m guessing he’s either busy or just abandoned us completely. If he were working on the game we would probably have seen another update by now.”
>>"As said in the “Extra” tab, this guy has two children and a full-time job at startup, and it hasn’t even been a MONTH since this game was released."
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Topic: Reactor idle / What is the un-upgraded ticks per second?

Thanks. I thought so but had to check.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Quality of Life idea: Current levels string

Better than this would be the ability to copy/paste layouts as a string (as we can do with savegames). Instead of painstakingly copying screenshots, trying out other people’s designs would be a breeze.

If you haven’t unlocked a particular building, it would be replaced with the lower level version, or a blank space. There could be an option to paste without heat cells, for safety.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / What is the un-upgraded ticks per second?

What is the un-upgraded ticks per second?

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Bug: Hands up who has researched bank and fusion but bank upgrade hasn't appeared?

http://snag.gy/lj2gE.jpg

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Bug: Hands up who has researched bank and fusion but bank upgrade hasn't appeared?

It seems people who were playing the Beta have it.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Bug: Hands up who has researched bank and fusion but bank upgrade hasn't appeared?

I’ve been told there should be a bank upgrade available after researching bank and fusion. There isn’t for me, and I’m not the only one.

http://snag.gy/044Uu.jpg

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Gas Burners

You should generally not use heat exchanges. They take up space doing nothing, unless they enable you to build something you really want but can’t because of geography.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Ideas

Originally posted by drdragonek:

I would love to see number of building built on my power plants. Small number on building icons on the left or number in brackets behind building name on the top when you mouseover it “Small office (xx) – Sells power”.

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Some more small suggestions that would make the game much nicer:
2. On the Power plants screen, display the amount of research points you have, as well as total monetary and research income for the empire.
3. On the research and upgrades screens, display the name of the reactor (eg. Village / Region) at the top. Better, display somewhere the name of the region you’re in at all times. No more accidentally buying upgrades for the wrong reactor! Also you could change the text “upgrades apply only to the selected…” to reflect the reactor you’re looking at.

Alternatively, something more ambitious:
4. Show a collection of thumbnails of each reactor somewhere on every screen. This way you could show the current reactor by having it highlighted, and players could switch between reactors much faster and less awkwardly. You could also hover over thumbnails for a popup with the full-size picture showing money and research income. There could be plenty of room for this at the top right of the screen by condensing unused space and perhaps merging the Settings & Extra buttons or changing “Help” to a “?”, and you could even eliminate the Power plants screen altogether.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Gas Burners

Originally posted by four_zerofour:
Originally posted by meister228:
Originally posted by SimonM45:

Bit late to the party, but what about this setup?

This has an exact 1:3 ratio, and requires no storage. 15 mil at gas 10. I feel it’s not the best, but is still handy

can you share your generator max level, generator effectivenesss?
my generator effectiveness is at 40… and they blow up >_<

I’m using this setup with gas:0, gen max: 9, gen effectiveness: 40 with no issues

No issues apart from pitiful profit.

Seems to me the old 3 boilers and a generator to each gas burner is the fastest way to get to a Region. I have 9 burners and am getting $3.2m/tick (displays as ~$3.65m). It’s not worth upgrading anything instead of waiting a few hours to purchase Region.
Office 7 (with Medium office)
Boiler 5
Generator 40, Generator max 10
Gas 7, Gas life 2

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Moral reasons for why I'm leaving Tyrant

Great post. I agree, most of Tyrant isn’t that different to a slot machine. Exploiting addictive personalities, just less obvious.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] Daily Chance - Is your result already determined before you click, regardless of what you click??

Well we can answer the question definitively by having a bunch of people record their results for a month along with what box they picked. Then we’ll know with statistical certainty whether it’s random or not.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [WarMetal Tyrant] [RECRUITMENT] SubZero

I applied, can someone tell me why my application didn’t succeed?

I’m level 42 but levelling rapidly thanks to the special event. I’m active and cleaning up in the Arena. In tournaments I found I rarely beat Cannon Wall decks but otherwise my decks are competitive.