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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

where are yellow, black and white gem skills please? thanks.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Also I would recommend replaying the first few levels on a higher difficulty and get to level 58-60.

Thanks so much Sarlecc. I had been avoiding adding difficulty reasoning that, as I was doing so poorly already, what was the point? I’m so glad you recommended it! Jumped from 3,000+ on f-1 to 49,878.
Now my course is clear. Every single field already played is about to be revisited.

Thanks again.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Thanks, Sarlecc. I’ve been going back and playing previous levels in endurance mode but, amazingly, I usually end with a LOWER score than previously. And that doesn’t help me. I’ll try boosting difficulty and see if it helps.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Personally I like barrage in traps to get +30% specials

Sounds lovely – - if I had barrage. Where does it appear?

I imagine I haven’t unearthed that part of the map yet. I’m level 50 and still struggling to stay alive on levels O and L. It’s pretty hard when my opening gem is a lvl 3 and then only one. I’ll keep plugging.

 
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I’m assuming that orange and green still ignore armor? So no need for the armor-ignoring spell in a trap that’s primarily one of those colors? Right?

 
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thanks Sarlecc – - I’ll try again. maybe one wasn’t fully charged though I thought they all were.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

???
so what’s the point of amplifiers? what do they amplify, exactly?
I placed a 2x red/green amp next to a 3x red/green tower and the tower gem changed not at all. power stayed the same; specials stayed the same.
so, again, what’s the point? are they worth having in this version?

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

OK. I see lots of people here who are way farther along than I am so surely someone can help me.

I’m on level V1 with the ensnaring socket and 5 ensnaring nodes. I’m supposed to activate the nodes to get the socket to charge. All nodes activated but there is no change to the socket. Is it supposed to give some indication that it’s charging? Or have I missed something? Is there an invisible node somewhere that I have to freeze the entire path in order to find? Do I need to go outside at the stroke of midnight and dance under the moon? What?

Thanks.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Well dagnabit! When I go back and replay a level I’ve already played endurance on – every time, without fail, – I finish considerably poorer than I did the first time. Now, obviously, I’m more powerful than I was the first time – - often considerably more. So does anyone else experience this?

How the hey am I supposed to build my levels in order to tackle the fields further on in the game? Any suggestions?

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Originally posted by Pagani400:
Originally posted by twocrows:

I’m trying to breach the tome on B5.

I did it. Built a G3 mana and chain there, set to either least or structure depending on the monsters in it’s range.

thanks Pagani400. Did it! Don’t know how long it might have taken w/o your help.

 
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I’m trying to breach the tome on B5. Freeze spell is fully charged and I save my bolts for when giants approach. And still I can’t open it in time.

So – - I’ve got a couple of un-socketed fragments that increase % damage to giants. But I would have to replace an initial mana booster or two and they’re all pretty hefty [39 – 60 range.] So is it worthwhile to dump mana for giant killing enhancement?

thx.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

oh thank you Kisageru! how did you suss that out? is there another strategy guide I’m not aware of?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / GemCraft chapter 2: Chasing Shadows has been released on Armor Games and this thread is about strategies.

Does anyone know if it’s possible to turn off the info screen in GC:CS? I’ve tried I and ctrl-I and shift-I and am at a loss. And there are times I NEED to see underneath that window!
Any help greatly appreciated.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / Hope GC2 is more like GC0 than GCL

Does anyone know if it’s possible to turn off the info screen in GC:CS? I’ve tried I and ctrl-I and shift-I and am at a loss. And there are times I NEED to see underneath that window!
Any help greatly appreciated.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

I see folks talking about choosing gems other than the ones available at the start of a map and about using bolt. I haven’t figured out how to do either of those yet. [just got the ‘freeze’ spell so maybe those will come later?]

I’m at lvl 32. will those features arrive later in the game or am I missing something?

 
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Monday, March 31, 3:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time, US and STILL nada!
Come ON already!

 
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sigh
I wish Peter hadn’t succumbed to wishful thinking in the first place. If he had said, “March or April” instead of “December or January” all this angst wouldn’t be happening now.

If there’s a sequel to this one, I hope he suggests a later target date than expected. After all, there’s no crime in bettering expectations, is there?

 
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pout
it’s 8:30 AM on the east coast US and – - – not yet.

 
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thanks. I think I see: so paying the higher fee for Steam as opposed to AG or Kong would make sense, I take it?

and, ummmmm, tomorrow’s the big day?
I’ve been checking in several times daily hoping that Peter might have said “Tuesday” when his real goal was Saturday or Sunday – - but no such luck. so tomorrow? huh? huh? huh?

 
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And the Steam version is apparently incorporating some ‘Unity’ features that the Kong and AG versions won’t have.

OK, for the naifs here who aren’t as knowledgeable about such things: what are ‘unity’ features please – and thank you.

 
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Topic: GemCraft Labyrinth / gemcraft 2

Thanks for the explanations, Gremlion & Kisageru.

As to the forum – - – I don’t see that as a plus necessarily. As it is, when I’m letting an endurance game play out, I just open the Kong forum on a new tab and explore tactics, carry on conversations, etc. while the game plays. And, yes, I like the cloud feature on AG, as well as the full-screen option that USED TO BE AVAILABLE [and why did that zilch out, anyway? Anyone know?]

 
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At risk of sounding the total naif here but – what’s so special about Kong? I see lots of folks chafing at the bit for it to get here. So I just jumped over to the game page and it doesn’t seem [to me] to be any better than Gemcraft, really:
If I want an ad-free experience, gotta pay a pretty hefty amount of money – - I’ll just suffer through the ads, thank you.
And the platform isn’t all that much better than gemcraft’s. it’s still fairly distracting.

so – maybe I’m missing something? if so, please tell. thanks.
~
And there WAS a page [an armor game platform] that had no ads and was full screen. aamof, it’s still there for folks who don’t have premium.
http://cache.armorgames.com/files/games/gemcraft-labyrinth-10317.swf
but recently, the premium button deactivated. pressing it just takes me to armor game’s page – - it won’t even let me pay for the game again [assuming I would want to when Chasing Shadows is on the horizon.] I’m hoping against hope that a similar page will be available for GC:CS in the foreseeable future.

 
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I have only two words to say to Kisageru’s post: BUM MER! :(
A MINIMUM OF TWO MORE WEEKS? placing wrist to forehead prior to swooning
NOOOOOOOOOO! [ok. more than two words.]

And, as it turns out, I can’t vote on Steam. It wants me to buy something there in order to be allowed to vote. so, is there any other way to be allowed to vote? anybody know? alternatively, does anyone know a Steam game that’s worth paying for?

 
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thanks for the info, dragon. I’ll check out Dark Souls I.

and yes, reading has come back into my life as I’ve been waiting. Rereading the Dance of Ice and Fire series before taking up A Dance with Dragons – because it had been so long since I’d finished the earlier ones. So maybe I’ll just stick with reading after all – - – -

 
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what other games are you looking forward to, dragon? alas, GCS is the only one on my horizon and I’m champing at the bit over here.

so, are you waiting for another that’s in its 2nd or 3rd incarnation? I’d dearly love to find something else to while away my time with while I’m waiting – - – -