Recent posts by Neowizard on Kongregate

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Lets talk real money!

I didn’t put any money into AdCap, but I did spend some free-kreds I got once to buy a time-warp…which was kinda fun, I guess.
I don’t see myself putting cash into AdCap. It’s not that the game doesn’t deserve my money, it’s just that I want to sped my money on other things and I only have so much.

While I do think the game is worth some money, I also think that there’s room for improvements. Since the Mobile and Steam launches the web version has been a bit starved for attention. We went from daily chats with the devs to a shout-out every month or two, and when we do hear from the devs, it feels like not much has happened during that month (oh, and there’s a bit too much emphasis on UI changes since December).

In an case, I like this game (including the Moon).

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / I'm not sure why I come back to this game

Originally posted by KillAllRebels:
Originally posted by Neowizard:
• If you’re going to be spending a lot of time between resets (which I don’t really advise), you can go after the unlock+upgrade for the Express for about 7% boost at the cost of about 90Nonillion.

I honestly Don’t understand what you are saying right there.

There’s an unlock for the Moon Express at 350 units (which will cost you around 50 Nonillion) and an upgrade which costs 40 Nonillion. If you get them both, you end up with a 7% increase in profits. It takes a long time, but if you spend a lot of time between resets, you might make it.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / I'm not sure why I come back to this game

If you haven’t done so already:
• Getting Clones to 840 very (!) much worth your while (about 10% boost to total profits for a few hundred octillion)
• Getting Wolves to 400 is also a good investment
• When you get 100 Lasers, they usually make up about 50% of your income, so each added laser is 0.5% increaseto profits. For about 3.3Nonillion you can get another 2% increase.
• If you’re going to be spending a lot of time between resets (which I don’t really advise), you can go after the unlock+upgrade for the Express for about 7% boost at the cost of about 90Nonillion.

These steps sum up to a nice increase, but it’s not a magic solution, you’ll still need to idle a lot.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Next update should be a throwback

Originally posted by biggreen200:

You guys should release more regular updates or at least post every week about what you guys are doing. People would rather know that you guys are trying to make this game better. Lately it seems like a lot of empty promises.

I agree.
Too many promises by the devs, too little actual updates/info published. It’s starting to feel like a broken, bad record.
Take Mega$ for instance. There were introduced 3 updates ago, and in each of these updates, the devs keep claiming that very soon mega$ are going to change the world. Yet, during all these months nothing has changed, and no information was released (except “it’ll be awesome, just wait a little longer”).
It seems it would be fitting if the next business in AdCap will be a PR-firm.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / Developer Notes: 1.1.0 & 1.1.1

Moon income just went through the roof…Nonillion upgrades here I come.

Oh, and what the hell did you do the the lasers O_O?! They make up 50% of the income now.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Update?

Originally posted by thescallywag:

No, it’s cos mobile apps make them more money than the online players (just look at things like clash of clans). Mobile ‘freemium’ gaming is a complete cash cow

Not to mention the fact that the web version is largely focusing on moving to WebGL since the catastrophic Chrome update

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Reaching 100 lasers

If you’ve been playing for 2 months, and you’re making 70Oct a day, you can be doing much better.
By now you should be making way more than 100Oct (you can even be making more than 300Oct/day).
Hell, you should’ve been making it to 100Lasers by now. I’m at my 3rd time reaching 100Lasers, and I can definitely see improvement in my progress speed (I’ve moved from 10% AI per reset to about 40%).

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / AC 1 year old

Might’ve been cool if we had to pay some symbolic price (per reset) for the UI upgrades.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Idea For Next Update

The top upgrade he suggests gives you 1Mil AI every 40+ hours…hardly a game breaker

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Moon Progress

Originally posted by Chonsy:

Woohoo! I’m winning the f2p with no bonuses people so far!

I’ve got 10.5B angels, hit lasers once, this is my second run for it.

What’s your secret?

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Annoying

Originally posted by Kasperl:

Interesting, I did not know that. As Moon is quite boring now I consider starting all over (from scratch, 0 angels).
But wait – there is no reset button! Am I blind? Or is there no option to do so?

Import a bad export code (export, delete a couple of chars from the code, import). If you perform this on the moon it should reset your moon (same for earth).

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Enough with the Beta

Originally posted by Cregan:

I don’t play the beta (what’s the use of returning to the normal game if you’ve played all new content on the beta already?), so I’m waiting for the new updates.

After that I waited some more. And more…

Now, I’m getting impatient. When will us normal players get new quality content?

The beta has been closed for some time now.
I’m guessing the devs are working on fixing the issues that came up during the beta.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Moon Progress

No multipliers or flux.
At 7Bil (700Mil pending). Just got the 666MilAI Oxy upgrade so I’m making 202Oct/day. At 96Lasers Going for 100. I’s going to cost 660Oct so it should take me a about 3.3 days.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / are you kidding me..

Originally posted by iwswu:

@sum …. ok let me explain, I have currently 2 bill AI, to reach that 2bill AI will take me just over 2 weeks to get, to gain even 1% increase will take no less than 2 weeks

If you have 2Bil, 10% would mean reset at 200Mil. Waiting for 2Bil is very inefficient. Actually you might need to reset earlier than 200Mil. Like sumcrazycanadian said, it depends on how long does it take you to hit the wall.
10% means 10% not 110%.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Annoying

Originally posted by Kasperl:

Yes! Here! Me! I did!
And did not have a save game :-)

The funny thing is, that progression ist FAR slower since I spend the AIs. It took me a few days from scratch to buy the oxygen bar x3 and now it takes already weeks to catch up – I am not even close to buy it yet.
Maybe there is some bug that makes slow moon even slower?
Did anyone else notice that?

Your feel it’s slower because AI gains slow down the further you progress. Meaning, the more AIs you got+killed the slower new AIs are gained.
So, if you had, for instance, 1Bil AIs, and you killed off 666Mil to get the OxyX3 upgrade. Getting those 666Mil again might actually take longer (despite the upgrade). I didn’t run the number so I don’t know where’s the point where 666Mil is a low enough % of your total for you to be able to replenish your AIs quickly, but at 7.5Bil, I just got it and it’s OK.
I’m guessing waiting for 8Bil would’ve been better.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / New Web Update and Beta Open!

Originally posted by iridium137:

The horribly slow pacing on the Moon, and their supposed attempt at “rebalancing” it, is so hilariously bad, it’s almost comical.

Since the Moon launch a few weeks ago, we’ve received a lot of messages from players who weren’t enjoying the slow speed of the Moon’s progress. We originally aimed at this balancing because there will be additional factors that affect its progress to take into account (upcoming Mega-Bucks purchases for example), and we didn’t want to make it easy.

First of all, if the Moon is “supposed” to be played using the upcoming Mega-bucks upgrades, then why did you release it before these upgrades are available? Or at least let the players know beforehand? All you needed to is say the above message when the Moon was released, and not a month after.

I took a look at the beta version, and the tweaks are, for the most part, so minor that they don’t even close to addressing the core problem. How is something like changing Moon Boots achievements from x3 to x3.5 supposed to make any difference? The problem is that the amount of money you make on the Moon is several orders of magnitude less than what is needed to make decent progress. As a result, people get stuck at around septillions of Moon dollars, with no meaningful upgrades to look forward to anytime soon, so they’re forced to spend weeks and months resetting and doing the same thing. And those minuscule tweaks aren’t going to change that. They may, at best, make it so you take 99.5 days instead of 100 days to climb out of this massive paywall…
Earth not only has more frequent upgrades, but often bigger multipliers as well. The Moon upgrades are always x3. Where are the x7, x9, or even x15 upgrades on the Moon? Same thing with angel upgrades. The Moon only has a single “all profit” upgrade, and then you get to the individual business ones that aren’t worth getting. And then there’s the achievements. The gap between 25-all and 100-all is way too massive considering how expensive lasers are. For the amount of money it takes to get 100 lasers, you can probably get 500 of everything on Earth. All these factors combined make the Moon excruciatingly slow compared to the Earth.
The Moon could really use extra “speed x2” achievements at 50-all and 75-all. As well as one or two extra “all profit” angel upgrades costing maybe 1 million and 100 million. Along with an extra set of cash upgrades squeezed in somewhere, such as in between the septillion and nonillion upgrades. The Moon needs to be a few orders of magnitude faster, which means major changes, not minor ones.

I disagree.
The moon’s too slow at the moment, I agree, but the tweaks made it much better IMO. I don’t want an earth clone, so this new upgrade/unlocks scheme is fun for me.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / The Moon - seems awfully long

Originally posted by vidar666:


I’ve gotten quite a ways on the moon (mobile version) – BUT – it seems to go on for ages to get to all the angel upgrades (the way I read the progression). Can someone wiser than me do the calculations and figure out how many years of playing you will have to do to get all the angel upgrades?

It’s impossible to know how long will that take without knowing your reset scheme. i.e. when do you reset?

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / How Dare They

Originally posted by RequiredSpam:

The way to solve this is to clarify that +level upgrades have no effect on the buying prices. There’s no reason to have that objection unless you don’t understand how it works.

The fact that +level updates don’t affect prices is irrelevant.
What can you do if you want to avoid the AI waste of buying those upgrades (assuming they cost a non-negligible portion of your AIs) but you still want to get the upgrades further down?

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Annoying

Originally posted by droops:

Has anyone else accidently done the AI upgrade for the moon instead of the cash upgrade?

I just upgraded my oxygen bar x3 for 666 million angels and now only have 64 million left.


There’s a confirmation dialog just for that…So I doubt too many people suffer from this.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / How many $s does it take to earn angels on the moon?

At 6.1Bil AIs, Boots, Booths and Clones account for so little of my income – they’re below 0.001%.
So, if they cost more than 6.1Bil*0.001% (61K), they’re not worth it.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Saved Earth but lost Moon.

I noticed it. Mostly because it says “export for planet earth” in the conformation dialog. Not hard to notice.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Questions & Answers

Originally posted by lakenose:
Originally posted by Jonniman007:

dont know if this question was already asked (didnt bother to read the 9 pages of this thread :b) anyway here is my question: from the faq i already know why the newspaperseller eventually becomes more expensive then the oil company. but does that mean that they eventually also bring in more money? because right know i have 1060 banks and earn 767.762 duodecillion/sec. from it, but 1190 oil companys and earn only 720.88 duodecillion/sec

Most of the businesses become the top earner at some point, newspaper too. It is due to the design of the upgrades and the unlocks given by the newspaper.

Except shrimps, they just suck.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Corrupt a Wish-AC Edition

Originally posted by Sar6161:

Granted. However, when you go grab your money, you get stuck in the box and can’t get out of it.

I wish I could have free medical treatment from the best doctors without any complications

Granted, but you never get sick or even feel bad for the rest of your life…which ends abruptly before the end of the month in a highway pileup.

I wish for a witty corruption.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Strategy for Moon?

Originally posted by teh_gameaddict:

So, the new update made it obvious it’s just a cash grab and they changed the next tier of upgrades on the moon from non to dec… Maybe they’ll make it playable in the next patch (releasing in 6 months or however long it takes) but until then there’s really no point to logging into it.

Holyday City is real fun. Might get boring after a couple weeks, but they update it every week or two.

If you check out the beta, you’ll see that unlock schemes are changed…Give the new scheme a chance before you ship everyone over to another game.

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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Latest Version (Up)date

Unity’s going out the Chrome windows, the moon gets more and more complaints, earth is in a 3 months stall (At least) and lost multipliers frequency increases…but still a noticeable part of the update revolves around visuals and mixing up existing stuff.
I’m still not going to slam this game, but will say I don’t like this update at all. I hate it a bit.