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Topic: Card Hunter / Mission impossible - so frustrating!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkjTdusnJNlUcX1o_81VZjZMb85avFQZY

This playlist might be helpful. I haven’t checked it out, but I’ve heard good things.

edit: took 4 attempts (15 gold), but I finished mauve 4 by myself after watching the first part of the tutorial video and deciding it wasn’t so bad. If you haven’t finished the main campaign yet, getting through it will make you more familiar with the enemies and strategy, as well as AI flaws. Part of it really is draw luck/AI stupidity luck, so you may find yourself in situations you just can’t win, but it seems like the sort of thing that becomes easier with more attempts.

edit 2: #3 cleared now. They’re definitely possible, and luck + trial and error can get you through.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Last multiplier deal

Originally posted by Hugomanen:

So the latter stages doesn’t increase much on the 5%/red gem return. Thanks for sharing.

Yup, there isn’t really any point in saving past the 60 one. You can get 2400% worth of bonus for the 60 gem deal in the same time it takes you to get a 2500% bonus with the 480 gem deal, and you probably would have gotten a bigger benefit than 100% just from buying the multipliers earlier. On the other hand if you’re buying the bonuses with money, then a small discount is still some discount at least. A bit over 4% extra gems going from the 60 deal to the 480 one.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by malikobaid:

I have been stuck at kenny for 2 weeks or more, All my next diamond researches require 6DC diamonds, All my knowledge buildings are at level 26 or above, From the game store i have +2400% i.e. 2.4k% profit and knowledge multiplier. My G.P.S is 634.96 Qivg/sec, where kennys Gold Blast skill gives me 315.18 spvg gold.

Firstly, I agree that kenny is unbalanced, as before him, i could double my diamond with one or two sets of raid loots (5 hours ones), but with kenny, i need at least four to five, 5 hour raid loots to double the diamonds, i.e 20 hours, and going from No to DC diamonds it takes ages.

Secondly, the red gem multipliers are buggy. Particularly, the +300% profit multiplier (60 gems) in store should result in x3 times your current profits, however my last +300% multiplier increased my profits less than 20%.

So, not sure whats going on but I believe the latest update is buggy, resulting in miscalculations of profits and rewards.

Red gem multipliers are working as written, since the bonuses are additive. It’s not that you get another 300% damage each time you buy that upgrade, but that you get +300% damage to your current multiplier, which is probably around 1800% or 2100% or so.

Rest assured, guys: things get even slower once you’re further along with Adeline. The game has pretty much ground to a halt for me until I get more raid loot. Like, a lot more raid loot.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Ruby Bonuses/(Boni?) Analysis

Originally posted by lesdrui:
Originally posted by Hotshot2k4:
-Late Game: Depending on researches and faction, I’ve seen my RE bonus get as high as 90% once. This means that 0.5% is 0.45% to production.

What a strange way to justify your analysis. “One time I saw a high bonus, and even though I don’t remember the circumstances, I’ll use that as a benchmark.” I’m at 35% with elves right now at the end of R24, and 35% seems to be pretty much standard. As mentioned earlier, the RE gem upgrade is also a 1.5% bonus rather than 0.5%, so I’m pretty confident that RE is the way to go in the late game. Diplomacy (Economics 30) is what’s responsible for increasing the RE bonus, but I don’t think it’s a popular choice for any builds aside from low-research or slow ones.

Since we are talking numbers here, I’ll just say that a 1.5% bonus to RE when RE is 35% is a 4.3% bonus to production. It’s nice enough that after making this post, I decided to buy two of them for 3 gems (8.6% bonus overall), and I’ll save the rest for now.

The 90% are actually with titans , and R25 perk . R25 perk is +0.5% Re power per R , so at R25 it’s 12.5% , making base Re power of research factions 47.5% , reducing the first +1.5% to a 3.1% to prod .
And since titans are really strong currently in the meta for late game , well Re power’s not that great .
But all the ruby powers right now are pretty bad :/ .

Good point about the R25 bonus – I’d forgotten about that one. Still, if playing titans, that makes the total % after R25 around 90% (I guess?), and a 1.5% bonus is about a 1.8% bonus overall. So while it’s not as strong as it would be without titans/earlier reincarnations, it still seems like the best choice.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Ruby Bonuses/(Boni?) Analysis

-Late Game: Depending on researches and faction, I’ve seen my RE bonus get as high as 90% once. This means that 0.5% is 0.45% to production.

What a strange way to justify your analysis. “One time I saw a high bonus, and even though I don’t remember the circumstances, I’ll use that as a benchmark.” I’m at 35% with elves right now at the end of R24, and 35% seems to be pretty much standard. As mentioned earlier, the RE gem upgrade is also a 1.5% bonus rather than 0.5%, so I’m pretty confident that RE is the way to go in the late game. Diplomacy (Economics 30) is what’s responsible for increasing the RE bonus, but I don’t think it’s a popular choice for any builds aside from low-research or slow ones.

Since we are talking numbers here, I’ll just say that a 1.5% bonus to RE when RE is 35% is a 4.3% bonus to production. It’s nice enough that after making this post, I decided to buy two of them for 3 gems (8.6% bonus overall), and I’ll save the rest for now.

 
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Topic: Tap Adventure / Missed Event Artifact

Luckily I was here on time and got the artifact, but I really was surprised/disappointed that the solution to a major problem ended up being an ‘event’. I hope the upgrade all button will be added as a regular feature soon, because it’s necessary to prevent this game from becoming too tedious. I get the feeling they’ve realized their mistake and will fix it on their own, hopefully sooner rather than later.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Money spent on event chests

to ensure that future events become worthless

I think you dropped a “don’t”.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Carnival of Sorrows is coming to an end - how did you do?

Originally posted by Hally604:

Monkey: 6 EP, rare personal dmg, common personal dmg, rare party damage
Clown: 11 EP, rare personal dmg, uncommon party gold, no 3rd item.

Finally, somebody posting with worse luck than mine.

Monkey: 12 EP. uncommon party dmg, epic self dmg, common self dmg
Clown: 8 EP rare self dmg, rare party dmg, uncommon gold

Really wanted at least a rare gold item, but it’s still better than nothing.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Carnival event ended, should I abandon my almost complete quest?

Originally posted by SweepeZ:

Im locked inside ‘carnival of death’ objective until I reset, should I stay in for a long time to farm guaranteed chests every 5 levels? I barely have 140 idols so not sure if its worth it if I might hit a wall

You can hang out there for a bit, but it’s not worth staying around long-term. Guaranteed chests aren’t that big of a deal later on. If you’re not really moving forward, but want to actively be doing something rather than leaving the game to idle, then reset as soon as you’ve completed whatever objective you were working on (if you haven’t already).

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Come on. Give us a way to refresh quests or something.

If you turn on MouseKeys in your windows accessibility settings, the plus key (by default) on your number pad becomes a doubleclick (just a single click for this game, though), which can make clicking less annoying, or be combined with mouse clicks for double the clickage. Also click-o-rama counts as giving clicks, so just activate that once-in-a-while and you’ll get those done with zero manual clicks if you want.

That being said, I’m not too big of a fan of click quests either.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / got 40 kreds, buy normal or event chests? What do u think?

Definitely event chests imo, if you haven’t made a purchase yet, unless you already have blue dps/gold gear on the event characters.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Gift of heroes" is gone [resolved]

Log out, refresh, log back in, and it should be back. If it somehow isn’t, try restarting your browser.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Anyone found the monkey's cane?

I’ve gotten all the gear without too much trouble, but my +gold chicken is unfortunately the only one that’s still green.

Originally posted by vavusikarios:
Originally posted by Otkrove:

This RNG is such a bad idea.


Yeah it has given me the pandas epic clover (100% gold) TWICE!


OTOH, i still have no epic +DPS items for either hermit or ww.
go figure

Beats having no epic clover at all. I still somehow have a white one, even though everyone’s enchant points are around 20-30.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Bluescreen, lost save

I’d just like to chime in and say my progress bar stopped, I waited for a while, refreshed, and everything was ok.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Bluescreen, lost save

You were that high and you didn’t export at least once per reincarnation?

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Uh oh! Looks like something went wrong with the game! Please refresh.

Seems to be server issues – i.e., the devs have to sort it out. I’m having some problems too, as of this morning.

That being said, this community seems to be very prone to arguing and throwing around insults. It’s the first time I’ve seen things being this bad in a Kongregate forum.

 
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Topic: Crusaders of the Lost Idols / Game runs like arse.

This game does start slowing down after a while on my rig, and it’s a pretty decent one. Feels like a combination of Flash being crappy and possibly bad optimization on the part of the developers. Could also be a Chrome thing – I honestly don’t know who to point the finger at, haha.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / The major issue with realm grinder

Anywhere that you’re using LS, you can instead use Diamond Pickaxe. It’s less effective, but 0% random, and improves with excavations. Also if you leave your game running and perhaps use the drow bloodline while leaving everything on autocast, over a period of some hours, things should average out even with lightning strike’s randomness. I agree that trying to get a LS to manually hit something is an annoying way to play, so I generally avoid that. Currently I’m pretty close to hitting R14 with an evil build idle, so lightning isn’t the only way to make progress, even if it might technically be the best one.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / At what time does it give you the option to soft reset?

Sounds like you might have read some out-of-date guide or post related to this game. Anywhere that you see mention of resetting or a “soft reset”, the new term is “Abdicate” and is on the “Save” tab.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / has the game been majorly nerfed?

Originally posted by TheLowerLight:
Originally posted by MixA10:

From R0 to R1 in 18 days getting most of the unlocks along the way (spent 2 days on beard carpet before accidentally abdicating)! And I’m a student!

The secret technique? Be nice, ask people in your chat room how to properly play the game and listen to them. As long as you aren’t an ass, you’ll find that the people here in Kongregate chat rooms are really nice (more so compared to YouTube comments sections). Thanks to people like cueballkev, Nartle, zaviamorpheus and a lot of other people in chat room 6, I’ve gotten to R1 and am grinding happily. The real key to this R0 is not your math skills, long-term planning and wiki-reading, but the people you talk to and the information they give. Be nice and you’ll be rewarded in kind.

I disagree, asking people about things is not as effective as gaining knowledge yourself, as some people don’t know what they’re talking about and pretend they do. The wiki and guides, math, and long-term planning present the player with straight facts that have been tested and proven to progress the player as efficiently as possible.

I’d say you’re both wrong, or both right, depending on how you look at it. Asking people is an excellent starting point, because all of the different numbers and percentages and stuff going on in this game make it a real challenge to get one’s bearings early on. Figuring out what you can bit by bit, then asking questions in chat when you’re not sure how something works or what a reasonable strategy is, is a great way to get the answers you need without having to scour the forums and wiki for information. However, as you’ve mentioned, information in chat isn’t perfect, and occasionally people can steer you in the wrong direction (not too often, though, since bs advice is likely to get called out by others in the chat), so eventually it makes sense to take the understanding gained through personal experience and helpful people in chat, and then go forth into the forums to perfect one’s understanding of the mechanics and choose strategies that now make sense rather than playing on blind faith alone.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Based on" upgrades

Originally posted by Crystalis:
Originally posted by Hotshot2k4:

Now here’s a thread that shouldn’t be on the third page. The info here is quite important for designing builds.

Oh, but it should. It hasn’t been updated in lord knows how long. Most of the formulas are likely obsolete.

It says right at the top when the last update was (granted, it’s been a few weeks), and this is the only formula compendium I know of; if there’s another more active one somewhere, I’d certainly want to know about that. Some formulas changed since the last update, but certainly less than half of them.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Multitab Testing

I use a different browser for my test builds, and the main game stays in Chrome. Seeing as there’s no way to have any interaction between multiple instances of the game, and no multiplayer features in general, there’s no reason for the devs to take issue with running multiple games simultaneously. It’s a good way to test certain changes in builds over a long run too, or helping decide whether it’s best to abdicate or keep going by having one instance continue and another one abdicate, then compare the results in the future.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / IMPORTANT SUGGESTIONS !!

It makes me cringe when somebody thinks their suggestions are important just because they’re the ones who had them… Anyway,

1: You don’t need anything in the premium shop to succeed. There’s enough bonuses in the game that another one isn’t going to make or break anything for you.
2: I agree it’s kind of annoying as-is, but equality is much easier to get after resetting currently, while the “perfect” ones become much harder. Just find some time to get it done between updates. I’m currently taking care of my last one during reincarnation 13.
3: I’m sure they’ve thought about it before, and decided not to do it. I don’t really care much if they add it or not – I think the long ones are kind of unpleasant because anyone coming into a game and seeing a “play for 1 year” trophy might think twice about playing.

None of these suggestions are new or creative. You didn’t need a new topic for it, and I don’t think you even needed to post them since they’re probably in the “suggestions” thread already.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Version 1.3.35/6 Full Patch Notes and Expansion Announce

Originally posted by ElectricAxel:

Is there a way we could get a notification a day before an update to backup save files? I haven’t lost mine (yet) but it might be a nice solution while we wait for cloud saves. :)

Some part of me is looking forward to the irony of people losing their save files due to the update that implements cloud storage. Realistically, the updates themselves have no reason to cause save files to be lost, and it’s the user’s computer or browser that’s doing something wrong. I’ve never lost my save file before, and I’ve been here pretty much since the beginning.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Version 1.3.35/6 Full Patch Notes and Expansion Announce

Don’t do it every 10 minutes lol, just let an ad play after 4 hours and be happy with your fat free bonus. Only use the mana one when you’re active and really need that comparatively small boost.