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Topic: Realm Grinder / [HELP] unlocking titans

You are missing the fact that the recent Afterlife Expansion changed Reincarnation slightly, so that your unlocked factions stayed unlocked. You’ve had Titans unlocked this entire time, as well as anything else you had unlocked your previous incarnation. So just soft reset and enjoy.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Unlocking the Neutral Factions

There is also one final thing at 400 that’s worth picking up when you can.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Full Hidden Trophy List

Originally posted by littlelisa:
Originally posted by johnny_76213585:
Originally posted by littlelisa:

how many upgrades do you need for Halls of Balance?

you can just only buy 1 HoL and not buy its upgrades.

Or you can get it naturally when you hit 700 Stone pillars and got its upgrades.
By then all your buildings will overpower HoL.

So I buy one and then do I do what?

I’m currently trying to get it, I only have one HoL. How long do I have to keep just one. In the first post it says: "you’ll get it once you have enough upgrades " I have 168 upgrades and I don’t have the trophy. I want to know if I can get this trophy at the oment or if I have to get more gems first.

Like they’re saying, the actual trophy requirement is for Grand Balance to affect Hall of Legends. The way to do that at low gem counts is to just buy one hall of legends to keep its production as low as possible. Also try to avoid buying any upgrades that would buff the Hall more than your other buildings. Buy the other buildings as normal until they surpass your one Hall, then cast the spell and you’re done. If you can’t get enough buildings to surpass one Hall, try leaving off buildings entirely. Usually this would be Deep Mines, but you can go even farther, and ditch Farms/Inns/Deep Mines/Stone Pillars/Alchemist Lab if you need to. Don’t worry about the loss of mana and production, as that’s not important when all you’re after is the trophy. Once you have it, you can either fill in all those missing buildings, or simply reset and do something else. Good Luck.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Upgrade List

Undead’s Night Time spell starts at 30% without the spell, not 35%. True Night originally buffed it from 30% to 35%, but now buffs it from 30% to 40%, which may be what caused the issue here.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Content Trophies

Second’d.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Ideas for new update thread

Originally posted by DivineGames:

Mercenaries are not the end of Realm Grinder :)

We have a lot more to show, with at least three more scheduled expansions and multiple minor content updates on our current internal concept data – and we’ll add more as time passes. We won’t disclose anything for now, but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed by what we have in store for the future of Realm Grinder!

This is simultaneously exciting and distressing. I honestly can’t imagine where you could go from here and retain sanity. So I guess I’ll take a leap of faith and let you show me. Or, uh….a keep-sitting-down of faith?

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Ideas for new update thread

Not a bad idea you’ve got there. I like the idea of branching out in a way other than factions. The way I see it, Mercenaries are the endgame faction. Literally. The act of reaching them is akin to saying “you have completed the game”. And using Mercs is akin to Minecraft’s Creative Mode, where all challenge is stripped away and you’re just handed everything you need to paint pretty pictures. And I like this about Mercs. I want that to stay a thing. But it also means you can’t get a faction stronger than that…reasonably. So yeah, long story short, non-faction based changes can keep the game fresh and exciting at later levels without ruining the merc vibe.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Full Hidden Trophy List

Originally posted by jakezyork:

For the ‘need a head start?’ trophy, maybe it is only achievable after a reincarnate and not a soft reset? I haven’t reached reincarnation yet but can’t unlock it after a soft reset either.

This trophy is massively bugged up. I’ve heard people talk constantly about how it’s not awarding properly, even though they’re doing everything right. Even on the version after it was supposedly fixed. So I say to you, devs….it’s not fixed yet. I don’t know what’s wrong with it, but…there ya go.

And for the record, I did earn it (which just adds to the confusion), after a soft reset, and after moving my mouse around, and I even clicked a few things that were not the treasure or upgrades or buildings.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Full Hidden Trophy List

I intend to try the Goblin Coin Pillage method. I even just now started the run. I quickly decided that neither Angel nor Druid has any reasonable shot at getting Coin Pillage with the kind of gem counts people have now. You just need too many buildings to make it work. Therefore: Goblins. So I’ll let you know how it goes in naachan’s predicted week. At first I was kinda disappointed in the prospect of spending a week doing just this, but then I remembered I’m totally in this to earn every trophy, so this is exactly what I /should/ be doing :D

And as a fun bonus, my math and naachan’s agree, I’ll need to cast Greed so many times that, paired with the free TC, I’ll get the 20,000 spells cast trophy before I’m done. Score :D

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Full Hidden Trophy List

Originally posted by Zirenaz:

A little heads-up: When going for the goblin one (100 casts of Greed without other spells being cast), remember not to buy the 7th goblin upgrade “Goblin Central Bank” the free tax collection does count as a spell :P

I bought this upgrade and still got the trophy after 100 casts. The only issue is that the free tax collects show up on the “spells cast this game” statistic, meaning it’ll likely say somewhere between 100 and 200 when you’ve finally cast 100 greeds. For instance, mine said 184. Meaning I had 84 Greeds cast after I bought the Central Bank upgrades. So watch out for that. Otherwise, happy hunting.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Best faction after several reincarnations

Based on what I’ve seen and heard, Goblins and Undead have the best potential of any factions. With their consistent growth they can grow far beyond something like Fairy/Dwarf, who uses almost entirely flat unchanging bonuses. So when you need to go above and beyond the No gems range, start looking to those two.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Best faction after several reincarnations

Never underestimate Titans. I ran Titans somewhere around 7 times in a row on my first reincarnation, from 400 billion gems all the way up to several Sx gems. And I wasn’t even being that dutiful about it, letting runs sit for hours not really doing anything.

I was also surprised to learn that most of the factions I did before Titans felt similar in power to each other. Demon was powerful, but not the OP mess I was expecting, even with all 425 trophies. I ran Elf for my first faction to make up for the 3% faction coin chance (highly recommended!), and then just kinda toured around for my other runs.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / [BUG] Diamond Pickaxe + Autocasting

This is Contingency’s intended behavior. It is one of the most complained-about things in the game right now, I believe. Mostly Contingency is best used for factions other than Angels. For Angels, either do crazy amounts of math to find just the right spot to set contingency at, or ignore it completely and use only Priority.

Also, you should cast Call to Arms before Diamond Pickaxe. Pickaxe lasts a mere 12 seconds, which means you actually minimize the amount of time the spells are stacked together. If you flip the order, you may find that you even have enough time to use Holy Light on top of it all. Though that may require a bit more mana regen first.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / best faction for getting gems

You’re not doing bad. All you need is to get that Druid Heritage up. adding Call to Arms to your combo will push you where you need to be nearly immediately. I did the same thing you’re doing at very close to the same gem count, so I know how it goes. You’re doing fine. Although since you didn’t mention it, you might want to go snag the Faceless Heritage when you get a chance. (There’s a trophy later on that makes you wait in one run for 3.5 days, so if you haven’t unlocked them yet, that’s the time to.)

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Which faction is the easiest to get Dwarves/Drow with?

Originally posted by havoc777:

Best Drow are undead, Drow play very much like undead so they compliment each other in every possible way. For Dwarves go either Elf or Angels.

This is good advice once you’ve already unlocked them, but this topic is about how best to unlock them. In which case the answer seems to be Fairy for Dwarves (tested myself, works beautifully and easily), and pretty much anything for Drow. I did it on demons at around your gem count, Goblins would work as well due to their free buildings spell, and apparently even Undead can manage it at some point. Just make sure you can earn the 10 Qad coins you need for the upgrade itself.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Lightning Strike Probability

After quite a lot of searching I found the update log for the error Googlybear and Rahler mentioned.

Version 1.1.18
“Fixed a small inconsistency with the random distribution of Faction Coins which caused Fairy and Demon coins to have a slightly lesser chance to be found than other faction coins.”
This was the same update that added warnings for excavations/exchanges, and fixed the abuse of Grand Balance by buying a bunch of buildings after the spell picked its target.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / News on the Expansion

The way they worded it strongly implies that every spell will get a more obvious effect. They simply chose to mention Lightning Strike as that is where it is most strongly noticed and needed. And like colour says, it’d be awesome if they had specific graphics, like a lightning strike symbol or a “balance” symbol. Maybe even a little temporary “greed” symbol that lasts a few seconds to tell what Goblin’s Greed landed on. That +1 can be quite hard to spot, especially since it happens to two different buildings. But again, I’ll take what I can get and be plenty happy with it.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / News on the Expansion

Originally posted by del2415847:
Originally posted by Luminarion:

Sounds good, I like everything you mentioned.

Special thanks for the Titan Lightning Strike spell effect upgrade, that will make the faction quite a bit more fun for me :-)

Titans already have a spell upgrade. Vanilla factions are the first 6.

Originally posted by DivineGames:
New graphics for spell effects: you will no longer miss your Lightning Strike target.
 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Priority Autocast Uses?

While, like these guys are saying, Priority is usually best served for Angels and other factions with decent mana regen, it can be useful in other factions on a smaller scale. Imagine tossing out Hellfire Blast on demons, and then casting a tax collection during it. Impossible without Priority, as it’ll ignore HFB entirely and only ever cast TC. Assuming you don’t click during this (say you’re away or something), that takes HFB from a 20 second to a 50 second skill with only 1/5th the mana cost extra. All thanks to Priority. So…don’t diss it :P

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / What would you like to see from Reincarnation?

Originally posted by bgibbons:

I’d suggest having the Heritage be increased in some way if you’ve re-earned it this incarnation.

THAT sounds awesome to me. I’d love to see this as a reincarnation bonus. They can just be like…10% increases or something small. Angelic heritage buffed to 11% for your first reincarnation, 12% after that and so on…I think it’d be awesome.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Full Hidden Trophy List

Originally posted by YearOfComing:

The free TC is not cast with combo strikes, (and therefore will not interrupt your progress toward perfect combo). If you are multicasting as goblin, this means you want to cast your combo strikes first.

Incidentally, the free TC does count toward spellfury. So Combo strikes + BF + CTA unlocks spellfury. Casting combo strikes last will require a manual TC at the end, though.

Could the lack of a TC on Combo Strike be a bug? Or is it perhaps designed that way so as not to make Perfect Combo impossible? Wonder if we should report this…

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Full Hidden Trophy List

Originally posted by Zestianssik:

Hey

Does goblins autocast of CTA interrupt Perfrct combo?

I am….70% certain that when I got Perfect Combo, I was running Goblins. So I would say it’s likely that it does not interrupt your count. But if someone could say for certain, that would be very helpful.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / 235 upgrades trophy?

Meh. It’s literally one more upgrade for Undead than for anything else. Not really worth shooting for unless nothing else is working for you.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Q re Titans / Lightning strike

It’s possible you have that option turned off. Go to the options and look for “Disable Building Glow”. You want that to be NOT checked. Then take a look at your buildings the next time you use a spell. Preferably something that doesn’t affect every building, like Titans, Druids, or Demons, so that you can really see the difference. It’ll also help if your buildings are grayed out from being unable to buy any more. You can use the “Buy 100” button to achieve that easily. Then once you know what you’re looking for, it’s much easier to see at a glance.

But all this will only help you for the next few days, because the Devs have said that they’ll be making it easier to see in the coming update.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / 235 upgrades trophy?

I got that at the same time I earned Beard Carpet, which was my very last secret trophy. So having all of those available already gave me a big boost. In the end I got my 235 by buying every available upgrade except for the 1.6 or so Uvg Heaven’s Gate upgrade, for 900 buildings. (Can’t remember if I bought 900 Halls, but I would guess not since it’s likely far more expensive than Gate.) Amusingly, I didn’t need the Beard Carpet upgrade once I unlocked it. That would have been 236. So you should be able to get away same as I did without much more than 1 Uvg coins, just enough for that final coin trophy. I believe I did all this at 40 Sp gems or so, so with every buyable secret trophy, you should be able to earn it there as well, maybe slightly earlier.