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Topic: Realm Grinder / What faction to use?

Elves are good for active auto-clickers, meaning that you manually activate Moon Blessing. However there comes a point where exchanges will become so costly (over 30,000 for one 80th upgrade) that you will eventually fall behind.

Undead support lazy casual players. For Angels you need to be very active. Personally I can’t see anything outstanding about Demons and Goblins.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / 1st Legit G8 P30?

Originally posted by dumbjock123:

Allow me to put it another way and maybe you’ll get it. Getting to PL 30 by buying multipliers may be ‘legitimate’ according to you because it didn’t violate any rules, but it’s not ‘legit’ according to myself and many of the other players. Buying your way to the end and then bragging about your progress is pretty lame. Might as well pay $20 not to play the game.

It’s irrelevant what you or other players think what’s legitimate or what’s not. Only what the developer think is legitimate matters here because he is defining the rules.

The FTP / P2W concept is very prevalent in Chinese browser games, Players literally pay thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars to be at the top of a server. Just look at Wartune or Crystal Saga here. You can complain about that all you want, it’s a controversial business model but it isn’t forcing anyone, free player or small casher, to pay a single dime. Hence FTP. And whether the game is an Action RPG or an idle game like this or Realm Grinder makes no difference whatsoever. Call it ‘stupid’ or lazy or lame to pay for such a game but calling it illegitimate is not just disingenous, it’s idiotic.

Besides, I would have given the developer $10 anyway even if it wouldn’t have come with a bonus multiplier but that’s just me I guess.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Best" Faction

I am still miles away from unlocking them.

Right now after today’s reset I have 352m Gems and 62.32 Oc total coins. How many coins does it take to earn 1b gems?

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Best" Faction

Elves are good if you let the game run with an auto-clicker. It’s also the easiest faction to unlock the trophy Royal Exchange. Other than that, stay away from it. Angels are good if you are an active spellcaster. Fairies are good if you want to unlock later Build trophies. Undead are good for long and lazy runs.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / 1st Legit G8 P30?

Look at the No. 1 player on the Kong high score list with PL 100 and tell me that it isn’t cheating.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Galaxy name for each galaxy level?

G8: Mayall’s

 
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Topic: Holyday City / 1st Legit G8 P30?

The Golf analogy would be cheating and it would be akin to Barca buying a bigger goal for their opponents.

As for return of investments, this is a video game after all, yet people who are paying for it are obviously expecting something in return, in this case, shortening the time to reach PL 30. Whether it’s worth it, is not for others to decide.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / 1st Legit G8 P30?

Uh, any Pay2Win game follows this formula. You will always be ahead of any free player while spending the same amount of time playing. Nothing about it is “illegal”. Using the same nonsense logic, FC Barcelona is cheating because they can spend much more on top players than let’s say Deportivo. Both teams are playing by exactly the same rules. Now matchfixing as it has occured so many times in the Italian top flight is definitely not legal and something else, just like someone reaching PL 50 in this game already.

Anyone posting here could afford paying 10-50 bucks for this game, it’s up for the individual to decide whether it’s worth it or not (and for the record, spending so much on players like Messi or Ronaldo has paid off handsomely for both Barca and Real).

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

Excele has no clue what this topic is about it seems.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

Angry much? No one is accusing you of cheating but the point is that no free player is anywhere close to where you are now and it’s not like Holyday Studios is done updating the game, we just don’t know when the next updates will come but raising the PL cap to 35 would mean 2 more Vortex Jumps. Also bragging about being the first GL8 PL 30 when all it takes is some money and a lot of time is pointless, to say the least.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / My problem with vortex

Been using Shocker’s AC since the beginning, just run with that.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

Yes you gotta be careful how much you are gonna invest AND play, otherwise you will be stuck at G8 PL 30 very soon.

I am currently running at x625 and the progress is insane. I went from PL 1-19 in less than 2 days with x125 and I am expecting a similar time frame for PL 1-22 now.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / 1st Legit G8 P30?

When you try to jump Vortex now, what does the Personal Level required say? 31?

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Ideas / Suggestions (by Holyday Team)

If by HolyBar you mean Holy Day boni, they are shown in the Market.

Your Vortex Bonus (Galactic Profits Multiplier) is shown when you hover over the Vortex symbol in the main screen but it’s easy to miss.

 

Topic: Holyday City / Manager Name Contest (by Holyday Studios)

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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

No, higher levels should have been awarded better. I don’t think that a PL 20 should have been given a x 625 boost from the start (for 10, 13, 16, 19) since it also takes time to re-reach those levels but a free player PL 30 resetting and basically getting the same head start as a PL 10 just feels wrong (I was PL 20, close to Airport, when I jumped the Vortex).

For the record, I am on my third tour (Galactic Level 3 = x 25) and have Market boosters worth 10 bucks and with that I went from PL 1 to PL 13 in under a day, I basically had to force myself to go to bed since after every soft reset unlocking the next 1-3 Managers would take less than 15 minutes. Progress speed is impossible to describe and I will definitely jump at PL 16 again.

Also keep in minds that only your Cash Profits are affected by Galactic Level boosts, so in reality you won’t be 5, 25 etc. times faster since selling Production goods adds a coinsiderable amount to your income as well.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

I, for one, think that the vortex jump is a great feature. I was getting pretty bored of the game as it was getting to be pretty slow at PL13

Well no surprise here…

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

Yes it is. At the end of the day your profits will be 5 times higher than without. Since all multipliers in this game are multiplicative, this makes a tremendous boost. I can’t even imagine how fast my Fee will rise after the second or even third VR (x25 or x125 respectively).

 
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Topic: Holyday City / My problem with vortex

G4 already? Damn and I thought Wartune was bad ^^

I am PL12 now (10 bucks worth of boosters) and I will definitely reset at PL13 again, I went from 1 to 6 in a couple of hours, with a x 25 profit boost I can see myself resetting in a 5-20 min tact.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Missions are useless imo

First, if a mission is in progress when you reset, the mission continues into the next reset, so it doesn’t go to waste.

Been covered in one of my earlier posts.

Also, you can wait a bit before cashing in a boost to make it more potent.

I reset when I know that I can buy Manager XYZ at one point by selling all my stuff, which is easy to calculate, Sell-All/10 + Fee. I don’t want to add/multiply left and right whether keeping 50% of your food is more beneficial than selling it all and ignoring Missions.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

Another point of an idle game (just like any other game really) is to award dilligent and thoughtful players more handsomely than players who just sit there and log in for 30 min a day. What’s the incentive to restart at PL 30 when you get the exact same benefits as players who restart at PL 10? This is not right and basically asks the PL 30 to dismiss any progress from PL 10 onwards.

And I know this is also a P2W game plus it has its (un)fair amount of cheaters but a bit of legal competitiveness, even if it’s only among Kong friends, raises the motivation to keep on playing and adds some fun. Which any game should be about, having fun.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Missions are useless imo

Not really because with the new boni I am resetting all the time and before I do, I sell all resources of course.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

To AdamK465: Oh thanks ^^

Well not very obvious, it’s easy to miss imo.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Missions are useless imo

-The goods take 2h (too long) to “deliver” to possibly earn 1h worth of production or resources?
-The rewards are random. You can’t choose 1h worth of profit or production over the other 2 if you are about to soft reset and vice versa.

Before starting to calculate whether one of those rewards will be actually worth the wait, I just keep selling any surplus Food.

 
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Topic: Holyday City / Vortex Jump Poorly Thought Out

The first jump can be made at PL 10, the second one at PL 13. If you want to follow a +3 pattern here, the next jump MIGHT occur at PL 16.