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Topic: Reactor idle / What is the best formation for banks/offices?

actually, each bank increases the production of offices by 1.5, making each office effectively 2.5x better. But when you put 2 banks near an office, it’ll receive 1.5 from each bank, making it 1+1.5+1.5 = 4 offices.

2 offices near one bank will receive 1.5 each, plus the 1 base, making it 1+1+1.5+1.5 = 5 offices.

The best setup is making a checkerboard with offices and banks, but the outer layer of your checkerboard should have either less banks than offices, or equal amounts of those. If your outer layer has more banks than offices, simply switch their positions, and you’ll see a minor improvement.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Single heat cell map

improvement on beegum design for those that don’t have UHP yet


upgrade table

The extra pumps on the left allow things to go smoothly without running out of water, because water is the main problem in this build, specially on the left where things blow up first. Also, the removal of 2 gens per inner corner, allows you to put 2 more gwps, which are critical to keeping the inner water high, so the inner gens, which are the most critical, don’t blow up

You can swap those corner, non watered gens for batteries, if you need

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / boiler house vs generator 2

if your gens can’t take 1/4 of nuke heat, stay in gas. Using heat sinks on nukes is a major waste.

Maybe putting 4 gens around the nuke and boilers on the side of those gens might give you some profit. But i’m guessing using gas with generators only is more profitable.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Dry Cit- I mean, wet city builds, now.

why would you do dry if wet gives more income and is cheaper to upgrade?

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Region water thermonuke builds

Originally posted by Kungerate:
Originally posted by ErgoneSS:

kungerate: do 3:1. You can fit 51 generators (instead of 48) and you’ll be able to upgrade your thermos further, increasing the income/cost

http://prntscr.com/9deb2r

Put pipes, batteries or offices instead of the ground water pumps

The limiting factor on this layout is the pumps water production, which is still kind of cheap for you

That’s a nice setup, but I think without Ground water pumps, It’ll have some water issues, mainly in the bottom right corner. I’ll definetly give it a try when I unlock the City map. Also, I believe you got 2 Water pumps, which do nothing: Top right the middle one and 3 squares left from there.

EDIT
Nevermind about the 2 “useless” Water pumps, seems they do transport water to adjacent other water pumps, I didn’t know that ;D

The gwp were needed because with my upgrades, normal pumps can’t handle. But you can still handle that setup with your upgrades.

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / Region water thermonuke builds

kungerate: do 3:1. You can fit 51 generators (instead of 48) and you’ll be able to upgrade your thermos further, increasing the income/cost

http://prntscr.com/9deb2r

Put pipes, batteries or offices instead of the ground water pumps

The limiting factor on this layout is the pumps water production, which is still kind of cheap for you

 
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Topic: Reactor idle / My waterbuilds on map1-3

http://prntscr.com/9bli4z

26 nukes + some gas where it wouldnt fit any nukes. Offices can still keep up with the production so no need for those batteries, they’re there because there’s nothing else i thought about putting there.

I’m still some income behind you (122mil) but this setup might work depending on your nukes/gen level.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Based on" upgrades

this post is outdated. and rahler doesn’t update it anymore. Someone needs to start a new one with updated information

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / [Minor Feature Requests]

Minimum mana for planned autocasting.

Sometimes, specially when playing with combo strike, you want one skill to never stop being cast. But maybe your mana regen is higher than the needed to keep that skill running forever. So, for those cases, you could keep that (or those) skill(s) with silver priority, and other skills on golden priority with minimum mana set.

For the Combo Strike example: keep combo strike with silver priority number 1, and CtA+TC on golden priority 1 and 2, with a minimum mana of 800. So you’d only cast CTA when (and if) you reach 1200 mana, leaving you with minimum mana of 800 to cast CS.

Another example where that can be useful, is when using an assistant+mana based build. The focus of those builds is usually to keep running Fairy Chanting to triple assistants, and therefore triple the mana income from them. So you’d keep Fairy Chanting on priority 1, and other skills on priority number two, with minimum mana of 1000 (or 900 with angelic wisdom), so you can spend excess mana on TC or other skill combos.

A shift+click on the mana bar would turn this feature on and off (similar to contingency Ctrl+click, but with another color for the minimum mana arrow) and the only skills affected by this minimum mana would be the ones on golden priority.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / any good ideas for metagrinder?

I got to 33.4k using a Lightning Forge-ish build (tier 1 upgrades = 3 fairy ones + expert masonry, and using goblin bloodline) with 4Vg gems. I think that with Dvg-Tvg gems and some more lightning strikes (I only used 2 combos), it’s possible to reach 35k. Also, being R14+ is important because of the Spiritual Surge spell.

Another idea is to try to get the last HoL upgrade and try for a Holstrike build, with the proper changes for more buildings, and only if you can get the 2250 HoL upgrade

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / My good good build for reaching Re16. Minimum 2 days run time

Originally posted by fistoz:
Originally posted by artcrow:


Combo 3
Silver: Spirtual Surge, Call to Arms
Gold: Fairy Chanting, Diamond Pickaxe, Holy Light, Tax Collection
Arrow: 100%

So you adviced to use combo 1 between 260-340 assists, combo 2 around 350.. but when are you supposed to use combo 3 ?

probably when you have enough regen/max mana to cast Fairy Chanting in less than 10 seconds after casting spiritual surge.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / My good good build for reaching Re16. Minimum 2 days run time

I don’t know if this was said before but, IGOT works on R13 too. I went from 60Vg to 1Uvg in less than 48h on R13 using it. It does not need spiritual surge to be viable. Had around 270-280 assistants.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / [Minor Feature Requests]

Upgrade display order: One problem i’ve been having is that sometimes when I’m buying all those upgrades after an abdication, some upgrades that have the same cost swap places. That can be specially problematic when one of the upgrades unlock a bunch of other upgrades.
For example: Equality and Underworld diplomacy both have the same price, but when you buy underworld diplomacy, you also unlock Drow, Dwarven and Mercenary heritages, which dislocates all upgrades by 3 positions. So, sometimes i’d count the clicks until i can buy equality and then click again for underworld diplomacy, but they swap places and I end up buying underworld diplomacy first and affiliating to a faction i didn’t intend to, because that faction’s trade treaty got pushed by the heritages that appeared.

Other example is when Mercenary heritage changes place with one of mercenaries upgrades, so when i’m clicking to buy all heritages, suddenly mercenary heritage goes 3 upgrades to the front, and i end up opening the merc upgrade window instead of buying the heritage.

I know it seems kind of lazy for me to be asking that, because it’s not such a big problem, but having these issues over and over, and sometimes having to abdicate because i got the wrong faction by accident , is really annoying

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / dwarf star build?

the “good good build” took me from few Vg to Uvg in 2 days (about 280 assistants at the end)

I tried dwarf star and didn’t get as good results, mainly because i didn’t have the good trophy, so i couldn’t build wizard towers. In 2 days i only tripled the gems. Also, another disadvantage is the lower mana regen because dwarf star don’t get the faceless upgrade Magical Treasure, making the run go much slower.
And at last, fairy bloodline is stronger than titans when synergizing with fairy chanting, the high number of assistants and the 100x upgrade. But you can’t get fairy bloodline on dwarf star, because then GB wouldn’t hit farms

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / REMOVE REINCARINATION REQUIREMENT FOR BLOODLINE!

they ARE acting like entitled kids. This game already progresses too fast. Those who started playing from day one, would take about 2 weeks to reach the point where now you unlock the neutral factions. I’m 2 weeks in a new game, without autoclickers, and i could reincarnate tomorrow . The game got a lot of buffs on all factions, and that made it progress way faster than before. Other evidences on that are the time trophies that are getting quicker and quicker.

This is an idle game. It SHOULD take more than a few weeks to reach the end of it.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Anticlick Challenge?

e27 gems is more like it. Just getting to the first reincarnation point takes long enough

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Anticlick Challenge?

that could be an actual trophy. You could get that after reincarnating and not getting the reincarnation bonuses (which would include the previously acquired trophies) and no clicking. There should be options to make it easier (not displaying the reincarnation upgrade for example. Blocking treasure clicks already is an option)

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Based on" upgrades

anyone has any data regarding epidemic buildings and plague buildings? i’ve heard from many people that they are additive or multiplicative, but never any proof of it. Does anyone have any true information regarding that matter?

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Based on" upgrades

why isn’t this sticky? this is probably the most useful topic around here.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / Auto Clicker Cap at 30 :(

If they limit the use of autoclickers, it’s easier to balance things for everyone. Right now, it’s almost impossible to get to Qi gems without autoclickers, or without sitting in front of the game many hours everyday, and that’s just not the point of an idle game. Relaxed players not being able to get further in the game in a reasonable amount of time because they have to nerf a bunch of things, so the autoclickers won’t end the game too soon makes no sense at all.

 
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Topic: Realm Grinder / "Based on" upgrades

Could you put up there the formula for gems based on total coins? It seems to be something like A*(sqrt(coins)) but i lack the knowledge to determine it properly, and couldn’t find it anywhere

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / [Beta] Space Expansion Beta Release: Bugs and Feedback

i can’t import my save at all. The confirmation window never appears

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / Hard Reset

I really want to hard reset because I like the early game and the late game has bored me for a while now. Does anyone know a way to hard reset?

Already tried: cleaning everything from internet browser, using different internet browser, using incognito mode.

The easiest way i thought of hard resetting is if someone gives me a fresh savegame (with nothing done) so i could import it.

By the way, why can’t we simply hard reset this game ? Why the button got removed ?

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions 2 / Contribution Rating Requirements Numbers

What about customers ?

 
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Topic: Swords & Potions / Recipe Bug

I have that recipe and don’t have the lightning bolts