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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Restricting access to advertisements is not okay.

Part of the complaint could be addressed by allowing the ads to be viewed even after the limit has been reached, but with the warning that no gems will be awarded, for example, until 16:23 from now (I still want to know how much longer I have to wait for the next free gem).

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / adeline wtf

First spend raid loot getting to Midaeum, then save only enough to level the buildings there. As soon as you have enough to level the building you want, do it.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / adeline wtf

It shouldn’t take more than about 4 days to get through Adeline (without spending any red gems on raid loot). Make sure to keep up with your research. Max all your skills with red gems, after which you can convert blue to red at 5:1. Don’t waste red gems on raid loot, it’s a mistake. It will save you a small amount of time in the short term, at the expense of being able to increase your multipliers.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

I’ve decided to hold off on getting past Aurelius in favor of developing the Midaeum buildings. It looks like there’s a building for each of the original 9 buildings, plus a University, plus a bunch of other buildings that are unlocked when the other buildings have been leveled enough.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by puresbank:
Originally posted by Alagamer:

Raid loot is where 95% of your progress comes from at higher levels. It’s really all that matters. So you need to collect it as fast as you can, and use it when you have complete sets of 5 (so you can get all the King Midas bonuses, which you need to distribute roughly evenly so that the bonuses stack).

The way I see it is that raid loot basically lets you fast-forward through the game. So I don’t think there’s any advantage to saving it up.

Thinking of it that way, you may be right. Perhaps there is no advantage to stockpiling. I’m not informed enough to know for sure, and you seem to have greater experience with the game so you may very well be right that hoarding does not pay off.

There actually is a reason to stockpile Loots, Midaeum, it requires a LOT of raid loot to level up the buildings to max lvl which is totally worth it.

I agree that’s a valid reason for saving up raid loot. What it less clear to me is when that becomes worth doing. The initial levels seem to be very expensive (20 pieces of one raid loot plus one of another raid loot), but it says they become cheaper as you progress. The first levels give a 200% bonus and it says the maximum level gives “double effect”, but it’s a little ambiguous (i.e., does that mean double the cumulative effect, or does it mean that the cumulative effect is double (which would be a bit weak)). I suppose if it’s worth doing at all, then it’s worth doing sooner rather than later. It’s just painful to put main stream advancement on hold while leveling Midaeum buildings.

 
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Topic: Bush Whacker 2 / Anniversary Event

Are you supposed to be able to continue to find gnome parts after getting your first gnome? I don’t seem to be. Do I have to wait until the quest is reassigned to start finding them again?

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by Alagamer:
Originally posted by Valzor:

I’m only interested in the times people got without spending any gems for raid loot. Obviously if you buy enough raid loot, you can get through any champ in a single day. I have never spent gems on raid loot, because I believe in the long term I will be ahead if I spend them all on multipliers (after maxing all the skills). So when I speak of how many days it took to get through a given champ, to me it goes without saying that those times were obtained without purchased raid loot. I got a lot of red gems when ads were unlimited, and I have no doubt I could have powered through Kenny in a day or two if I’d had them when I was using Kenny and if I’d spent them all on raid loot. But I’m glad I didn’t.

I’ve never spent gems on raid loot. In fact, I’ve still only used… Maybe 10 complete sets of raid loot. I have over 100 of each loot on hand right now, and I just finished Kenny.

Of course, that may be why I only just finished Kenny. But I just figured the game would only get harder from here, so I only used one loot group at the end of each run and then reset.

Raid loot is where 95% of your progress comes from at higher levels. It’s really all that matters. So you need to collect it as fast as you can, and use it when you have complete sets of 5 (so you can get all the King Midas bonuses, which you need to distribute roughly evenly so that the bonuses stack).

The way I see it is that raid loot basically lets you fast-forward through the game. So I don’t think there’s any advantage to saving it up.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

I’m only interested in the times people got without spending any gems for raid loot. Obviously if you buy enough raid loot, you can get through any champ in a single day. I have never spent gems on raid loot, because I believe in the long term I will be ahead if I spend them all on multipliers (after maxing all the skills). So when I speak of how many days it took to get through a given champ, to me it goes without saying that those times were obtained without purchased raid loot. I got a lot of red gems when ads were unlimited, and I have no doubt I could have powered through Kenny in a day or two if I’d had them when I was using Kenny and if I’d spent them all on raid loot. But I’m glad I didn’t.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by xakDN:
Originally posted by Valzor:

I just unlocked Aurelius, after spending a little over 8 days with Valeria. So far Kenny has still taken me the longest to get through (about 10 days). The energy champions seem to be the slowest for me to get past, at least so far.

Here’s how long it took me to get past some of the champions:

Kenny (energy) 10 days
Adeline (mana) 4 days
Valeria (energy) 8 days
Aurelius (mana) (just started)

What knowledge researches do you have?
Please, could you post the lvl of each the researched building you have.

Building research is at 42 each. Mana idle profit research is 33 (I just increased it). Rage idle profit research is 36. I’m going to be increasing all of these now that I have a mana champion again. With Valeria I didn’t really advance them much since it was hard to get knowledge.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

I just unlocked Aurelius, after spending a little over 8 days with Valeria. So far Kenny has still taken me the longest to get through (about 10 days). The energy champions seem to be the slowest for me to get past, at least so far.

Here’s how long it took me to get past some of the champions:

Kenny (energy) 10 days
Adeline (mana) 4 days
Valeria (energy) 8 days
Aurelius (mana) (just started)

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by xakDN:

I have been stuck at Kenny for over 3 weeks.

That is far longer than it should take anyone. Watch the free ads and get red gems. Never spend blue gems on skills, it’s a waste because once you max them all, you can exchange 5 blue gems for 1 red gem. So get your free red gems, max all your skills (especially your raid skills), convert all blue gems to red after that, and make some progress.

I consider myself to be a solid, but by no means outstanding, player. I got through Kenny in 10 days, which I’m sure is no record, and I didn’t put that much effort into doing so. And I didn’t spend any red gems on raid loot – they all went towards skills and multipliers.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / 4 of April Patch notes

Is the champion Felice also new? I don’t remember seeing her before.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by HazePolaris:

It took me a few weeks to get past Kenny. All the advice here is great, but to be honest buying raid loot is a great way to speed things up. It doesn’t benefit you in the long run obviously but at a certain point with him you will not make any progress without raid loot. Lately, I’ve had unlimited ad watches so I was racking up the rubies and just buying tons of raid loot and finally got over that wall. If I hadn’t done that, it would have taken probably another week or two.

You definitely need raid loot to make progress at higher levels, but you don’t have to buy it with rubies to get through the levels (at least, I haven’t needed to so far). What you get from raids alone is sufficient. If you follow the advice that I posted earlier, you can get through the Kenny levels in 10 days without spending any rubies on raid loot (I have never done so). The important thing is to keep your raid queue full at all times, and to try to use the shortest raid times you can (since they pay better).

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by Valzor:

I finally unlocked Adeline. It took longer than I had initially hoped. I think I spent about 10 days with Kenny.

I just unlocked Valeria, in a little under 4 days. So far Kenny has been by far the longest to get past.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by xakDN:

What are the skill upgrades?
Those, which re researched with the diamonds / knowledge?

Click on “store” (the woman who deals in red gems), then click on “skill upgrades”. There are 13. Of those, 8 can be bought with either blue or red gems (but it’s more cost effective to spend red gems on them, and then convert the blue gems to red at 5:1 once you have them all), and 5 can only be bought with red gems.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by xakDN:

I have already spent over 2 weeks with Kenny.
What am I doing wrong?

Make sure you have your King Midas skill points applied well, keep your raids constantly active, use your raid items only when you have all 5 of them, and of course keep up with your research. Your artifacts should all be maxed, all 13 of your skill upgrades should be maxed, your merchant gold and knowledge multipliers should be maxed, and all of your red gems should go to your profits and knowledge multiplier. Watch all of the ads every day for free red gems, and convert your blue gems to red gems.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

I finally unlocked Adeline. It took longer than I had initially hoped. I think I spent about 10 days with Kenny.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / blue-to-red gem conversion

Originally posted by dubstep25:
Originally posted by Valzor:
Originally posted by dubstep25:

how much level have you upgrade your multipliers? i want to know if there is max level cap on 100% before jumping at 300% and so on.

My red gem profit/knowledge multiplier is at 600%. I plan to increase it more as soon as I unlock blue-to-red gem conversion (which will happen later today). I haven’t increased university timer yet – not sure if that’s the right long-term move or not. My blue gem multipliers are maxed at 200% of course.

mine is at 500%. i have unlocked 300% multiplier i dont know if i should buy it or not. have already maxed out university timer. now it takes only 24 minutes to research. just a few things left.

Since I’ve unlocked blue-to-red gem conversion, I’ve had a good amount of red gems to spend. I maxed out my university timer, and am now putting all my red gems into the profit & knowledge multiplier (using the 300% option for 60 red gems). I have it at +1500% at present.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / blue-to-red gem conversion

I completed my gem skill upgrades, as planned, and unlocked the 5-to-1 blue-to-red gem conversion. Since I had already spent 400 blue gems on skills, I only saved 90 red gems as opposed to the full 120, but it was still a nice savings over what I would have had if I’d made the mistake of continuing to spend blue gems on skills.

I noticed that I had to refresh the game after purchasing skills with red gems before they showed up on the blue gem upgrade menu, which is a minor glitch but not a problem.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / blue-to-red gem conversion

Originally posted by dubstep25:

how much level have you upgrade your multipliers? i want to know if there is max level cap on 100% before jumping at 300% and so on.

My red gem profit/knowledge multiplier is at 600%. I plan to increase it more as soon as I unlock blue-to-red gem conversion (which will happen later today). I haven’t increased university timer yet – not sure if that’s the right long-term move or not. My blue gem multipliers are maxed at 200% of course.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / blue-to-red gem conversion

Originally posted by Twanniemannie:

so you are willing to spend hours watching ads for 2 days of red gem production? thats dedication right there

You miss the point. I get 50 free red gems every day from watching ads. So it’s just a matter of being smart about how I spend them. As I said, I let them play while doing other things, just occasionally collecting my gem and starting the next one when I think of it.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / blue-to-red gem conversion

Originally posted by Hourendous:

Only issue with this is red gems cost money, blue gems don’t. So while yes, you’re getting those extra 120 red gems, but to get those red gems you’re either spending the money on them, or spending an excessive amount of time endlessly watching ads. Blue gems you get naturally through play and don’t cost a penny. IF you don’t mind paying that’s fine, but you’re effectively getting 120 red gems for the price of 200 with what you’re doing, so i don’t see it making much sense really.

I haven’t paid for any red gems, and I’m getting close to the point of being able to convert blue to red. I’ve gotten all my red gems from the free ads, just watching them in background while doing other things. It’s a little tedious, but not so bad if you do it that way. I only wish I’d thought of it sooner, before I wasted a few hundred blue gems on those skills. So, yeah, it makes perfect sense.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / blue-to-red gem conversion

Originally posted by elpoison:
Originally posted by Khannesjo:
Originally posted by Valzor:

My understanding is that once all blue gem upgrades have been purchased, an option appears allowing you to convert 5 blue gems to 1 red gem. Is this correct?

If so, then it occurs to me that the most efficient strategy is to purchase those upgrades with red gems (25 red gems per upgrade). This may seem like a waste of red gems, but if I do the math, I get this: You can spend 200 blue gems for each mana mode and rage mode upgrade, then unlock the 5:1 conversion. Or you can spend 25 red gems on each of those same upgrades, then unlock the 5:1 conversion and get 40 red gems for each of those 200 blue gems. So you end up with 15 more red gems for each 200 blue gems this way. Does that make sense?

To break it down: You can spend 200*8 = 1600 blue gems on the 8 mana/rage mode upgrades, or you can spend 25*8 = 200 red gems on those same upgrades, then convert those 1600 blue gems to 1600/5 = 320 red gems. So you spend 200 red gems and gain 320 red gems, for a net gain of 120 red gems above what you’d have if you spent the blue gems on the mana/rage mode upgrades.

I think you have to buy all upgrades with blue stones to unlock this conversion feature.

He is saying it’s better to buy the upgrades with red gems directly in order to save 120 red gems

Exactly. It’s better to hang onto the blue gems, then convert them to red gems later on after purchasing the upgrades with red gems. You’ll end up with 120 more red gems than if you’d spent the blue gems earlier. You just need some red gems up front to do it.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

Originally posted by bluesummer:

I do see a problem with energy champs in general: they have basically no offline income, and clicking does next to nothing so you only progress by keeping the game running and can’t speed it up.

That is a good point, I noticed the lack of offline income as well.

 
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Topic: Midas' Gold Plus / Is Kenny unbalanced?

I’ve been using Kenny for a couple of days now. I’m now at 10 No diamonds, so I need a factor of 10,000 to unlock Adeline. I’m hoping I can get there in a couple more days, but I guess we’ll see.