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Topic: Realm Grinder / The Neutral Prestige Faction Speculation Page

Kiwis. All forms including the fruit, the birds, and the humans.

 

Topic: Realm Grinder / Neutral challenges

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Topic: Realm Grinder / Genius Idea

They do? I’m confused.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Scrying Issues

Originally posted by Meses:

This is why people use Adblock in the first place. It’s better than having to screw around with all this nonsense.

Actually it’s kinda just the opposite. This is why people DISABLE Adblock on certain pages. So they CAN screw around with this stuff.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Scrying Issues

Scry with this type pop up are worthless: Image and video hosting by TinyPic

You guys might as well get rid of those for ones that work. Unless you are somehow making a secret profit from our clicking them through endless iterations before they burn us. Even if you are get rid of them.

And the scry that turn your whole screen black first? Sometimes they work sure, but most of the time when they don’t you end up having to reload the page just to get your game back.

I really don’t get why scry has so many issues.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / [Solved] Bug? Lost Gift of the Heroes.

Originally posted by Gaminic:

Restarting browser did it. Thanks, Shello!

I hate trolling, but isn’t browser restarting basic to any fix? Meant to be done before any panicking starts?

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / 3 minute ads

Yeah this is way too long. Especially considering how often scry doesn’t work.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / American Girl ad

Yes. No bonus in spite of saying there was one, and I also despise this fake, sexist ad.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Ok, so I think we can all agree that the requirements for Christmas feats are pretty ridiculous.

Originally posted by Exhau:

There’s an entire upgrade menu dedicated to rubies. They are not useless. Are you blind?

And there’s a difference between “difficult” and “requiring absurd degrees of dedication to even come close to achieving, and then being unable to retry them for a full year.” It’s a bit subtle, but it’s there.

Again, why are you going through such absurd, idiotic lengths to defend a developer who clearly only sees you as a wallet with hands?

Look. I’m not happy either about the game becoming more PtW heavy, and a bit disgusted as well, but I don’t think you have it all right here.

First you are being absurd to affirm the devs ONLY see us a pay cows. They are continuing to develop the game to great lengths, and very little of that content has anything to do with pay, and everything to do with that other addiction: spending time. And they are hardly convert about it. Really all of us are in this nuthouse together, and the only key out of the place is to cut back on, or outright quit spending time here.

The other thing I think you’re not completely right about is the implication rubies are some great perk. I bought some yesterday. Sure it advanced me a little, but they really aren’t that powerful. At least not yet. The Gifts are far more powerful, and quite permanent and fairly accessible. Yet even those are hardly necessary to enjoying the game, or completing any of its goals.

So while I share some of your concerns I needed to point out that ruby purchasing options have not sent the game into a PtW tailspin. I thought they would at first. Turns out I was wrong about that.

We will see in the future if that changes.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Ok, so I think we can all agree that the requirements for Christmas feats are pretty ridiculous.

Vlaeghe I kind of agree with both you and Rastan9. I think Rastan could have been a bit softer in their approach, but to clarify what I in particular mean by “I don’t mean to offend” is simply that no offense is intended. I’m not intentionally trolling. Sure I know I might cause offense, but I’m TRYING not to, or at least to minimize it. Like I said, I think you both are right, but then again I’m Libra rising, and I try to think everyone is right which means I try to think everyone is wrong. I guess. So now I’m stuck.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Realm Grinder: Christmas Event

Originally posted by eldarthe11:
Originally posted by NormaTheNorman:

I don’t see snowballs being to much of a problem with the 360 counter on them. Higher counter would be nice, but isn’t critical for the requirements to be met. 13/15 days logging in is a bit nuts though. I’d like to see that reduced. That is if it’s really the case. No one knows for certain yet that ratio is right.

lets see 25k divided by 80 is about 314 and 314 divided by 24 is about 13 days. this is if you are constantly harvesting snowballs every 6h which is rediculous since most people sleep 8-9 hours a day, this in turn adds like i said another 14 hours to make up for lost snowballs while sleeping and by this time your most likely on the 15th day already and have missed your opportunity to get the feat. Now if the 360 snowball cap was removed this feat would be a lot easier to fit into schedules and all around easier. (This math doesn’t include spending rubies or scrying for more snowballs.)

I think you forgot the snowman in your calculations who I think ignores the 6 hour max time and just keeps generating no matter what. Plus – as many have pointed out – we don’t even know if present limits apply, or if FREE snowballs will be generated in other ways down the line.

On top of it all, as many others have pointed out: Who cares? As someone pointed out when losing data to a Cookie Clicker update: “It irritates me how much this irritates me.” Ultimately if we get that worried about all this we a more than just a little bit nuts, and should just calm down, and quit the game for a bit, and stop acting like rats in the crazy maze, and more like actual people.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Realm Grinder: Christmas Event

I don’t see snowballs being to much of a problem with the 360 counter on them. Higher counter would be nice, but isn’t critical for the requirements to be met. 13/15 days logging in is a bit nuts though. I’d like to see that reduced. That is if it’s really the case. No one knows for certain yet that ratio is right.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Realm Grinder: Christmas Event

I’m going to have nightmares about picking up dirty snowballs! For g-d’s sake please let me turn them off!

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Event Thread - Feats and Quests

Originally posted by Juunash:

25000 snowballs? Guess I’ll have to check my game often :D

About once every 6 hours to be precise. :p

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Realm Grinder: Christmas Event

Export before going offline and importing when back “fixed” the missing snowballs (both snowman and manual) problem. For now just be sure you export till the offline aspect is fixed.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Event Thread - Feats and Quests

Don’t know if this was intended, but offline snowman did not appear to work. Also offline snowball didn’t work. So it’s bug heaven for those last at least. 12 min test.

Edit. On the other hand importing my save DID work. So maybe longer offline will take. Or maybe not. Just be sure to export for now before going offline.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Tapularity] Improvements & Suggestions

Can you really keep getting the first Prestige upgrade (Few Die Fie) over and over, or is it a bug, or do prestige upgrades not carry over though resets? Or what?

If it’s a bug I suggest fixing it.

If you can get it over and over I suggest making that clearer, AND raising prestige rewards as they aren’t nearly high enough then.

If prestige upgrades don’t carry through resets I suggest changing that mechanic and making sure they DO stay. As well as (again..)

ADDING MORE PRESTIGE to the game!

Thanks.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Version 1.3.34 Full Patch Notes and Anticipations

I hope you’ve seen this before, but I’m going to mention it anyways.

Unless Drowline spamming becomes obsolete it would be really nice for it not to respond to clicks on the game, but on changes in the maths instead. Obviously it needs to reset if you spend coins, but it shouldn’t reset just because we change game tabs. Makes it much harder to track over these super long runs. Thanks much.

Also it would be nice if it was guaranteed to stay fixed during offline time, so when you return you still have your bonus. Sometimes it stays. Sometimes it resets. Not sure why.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Mercenary Build/Concept Thread

Originally posted by why_amihere:

He doesn’t use builds he doesn’t come up with himself, so he’s unlikely to post his build either. I’ll come up with something using his ideas in a couple of days and give him credit.

My notes on Crystalis’s build which I am also using. I’m still in the run, so you will have to do some of the sorting yourself.

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Crystalis Build

Ok, spells are as I said – moon blessing and combo strike,
and doing it neutral
you can put all 3 spells on auto-cast CS, MB and CtA.

Skills are Elven Luck, Angelic Determination* (I figured since
it was going to be a long haul build w/lots of spell casting
I’d see how well that would work), Strong Currency*,
Demonic Presence, Colossal Force*, Cyclopean Strength*,
Building Jungle,…

gold synthesis, overgrowth, mining prodigies*

battlehammers, and blade dance.

Also Drowline.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Towns & Money] Suggestions always welcome!

It would be very helpful to see how many upgrades are needed till your next prestige point. Unless I’m missing seeing where that information is displayed already. Thanks.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Steps In The Right Direction

What I’d prefer over everything else is an implementation of another soft reset type tier. (Reincarnation was tier 3, or maybe tier 4.) Something along the lines of dis-incarnation, or transcendence, or some-such. I’m not sure what it would like like other than the obvious rolling back of ones reincarnation level with a perk attached. It doesn’t have to be something big and formal, but I’d like it personally as the reincarnation grind is getting to be a bit too much.

And I’m glad there isn’t a real building cap. I still wish there was a less potent Greed equivalent to building boosting, but I’m sure I’ll manage with whatever. Eventually.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / The year Realm Grinder dies.

What I’d prefer over everything else is an implementation of another soft reset type tier. (Reincarnation was tier 3, or maybe tier 4.) Something along the lines of dis-incarnation, or transcendence, or some-such. I’m not sure what it would like like other than the obvious rolling back of ones reincarnation level with a perk attached. It doesn’t have to be something big and formal, but I’d like it personally as the reincarnation grind is getting to be a bit too much.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Towns & Money] Suggestions always welcome!

Agree. Prestige rewards are far too low considering the time I’ve spent in game. This goes for the number, but perhaps also for the bonus itself. I won’t make specific suggestions as others have already done so, but I wanted to concur it’s too low. Perhaps even by a factor of 10.

Thanks for the game and good luck.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Steps In The Right Direction

Two words: Extreme overreaction.

I’m one of those who came back to a browser reload to find my build completely useless, and rather stuck excavation-wise if I decide to redo it. On top of that finding a building cap? What is the point of a building cap if you eliminated Greed? That’s just adding punishment to the fix. And on top of all that a reincarnation nerf.

To exacerbate the issue I’m out of town with a crap internet connection, so it’s difficult to discuss the situation reasonably.

I’m going to give the game a break for a few days till I’m back. Maybe then the dust will have settled. Devs are doing their usual swing, but with rockets added this time, and maybe it will start to go back the other way by the time I get back to the game.

Three quick final points. 1] FC are nearly useless past a certain point of exchange buying, so adding FC to the mix isn’t throwing a bone to late players, it’s throwing a ****. Well I’m too polite to say it. 2] There was no need to add a building cap. That’s just fear talking. Greed needed fixing sure, but the building cap is at best silly, and at worst mean. 3] There are many, many other ways Greed could have been fixed without eliminating its building bonus altogether. Again:

Extreme Overreaction.

Thanks and good luck with the game.

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

The new claim fee should have an option to randomly recycle it into another slot. Perhaps a cost could be involved. I’m getting too many of these, and they are making my journeys useless. Thanks.