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Topic: General Gaming / Pixel Purge

“Largest Fume” is a mine type enemy that moves towards you, then explodes in spikes if you come too close. You should kill it from far enough to get the achievement.
“Kill chain” is a sequence of kills without getting hit. 1000 chain is pretty hard, but you can try getting it at low levels, shooting them green enemies on the screen edges to not level up from collected pixels, this way you won’t receive tougher enemies.

2 schricky1: largest fumes appear starting from level 7. But you need to not come close to them to get credit for killing. Same for vessels.

 
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Topic: Idle Civilization / The Gods and their powers

A note on Chrysantema’s “Rebirth” ability: Once past 10 stacks, this grants a bunch of +pop (25-50?) to the current colony over some period of time (not instant), stackable. I’ve got me a +600 pop over what I can afford with food with this buff. Nothing as spectacular as +10000 per cast, but good for starters or a preparation colony.

 
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Topic: Idle Civilization / Few Questions

1. Early on you don’t have much influence points anyway, so get at least level 1 in anything that costs below 50, 1-level upgrades first, least worth next, split rest anywhere.
2. No, AFAICS.
4. This depends on whether you just want colony influence or not. If not, then first conquer the world then try making colonies, if yes, apparently ASAP is the answer.
5. Send 1 axeman, record the damage you get from them orcs, calculate the number of templars you need to survive, double that amount in marksmen, get some more templars just for the extra protection, get them buffs if you have any, then try raiding. Likely you will succeed.
7. Primarily you get them from building stuff, so maybe building a ton of tier 1 buildings has impact.

The above can be wrong, since I’m a newcomer as well.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / My game won't show up in Kongregate's search bar

So, for a 48h game it’s a nice set of animations. Okay, you should probably include this to the game description.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / My game won't show up in Kongregate's search bar

Weird game, nice as a school project but nothing past a couple plays. Still, funny animation of main character.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Official Enigmata Stellar War Thread

Originally posted by JuraK3:
Originally posted by benm5:

Any opinions on my base other than it’s ugly as f***? http://imgur.com/31KDhfN

Well…. Only 3 chargors? And you have 5 Zac Assimilators? How? You cheater.

There’s a bug that allows 5 ZAC Assimilators (actually any number if you still have slots in your base) – there’s a hotkey that lets you place the last selected tower, this is not checked vs ZACAs’ limit of 3, so you place the second, tap key, place third, tap key, place as much as you desire.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Spellstone or Heartstone?

What is Spellstone? Maybe a link would do.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / How to play without the pouch?

“Don’t reset skill points”? Why, it’s a mere 120 SP (once you have 180 achievements). “Not to buy skillpoints” – well, they have a ridiculous cost (1000sc/skill and growing), so without the pouch you won’t have a lot of them. “No vision fields” is a strong restriction, although it’s still doable, I remember me playing the first VF to beat (no walkthrough used) once past wizlevel 400, so you can do what you target with relative ease. Remember that mana farm is your friend, especially if it’s with red. (Get amps as soon as you can, it’s pretty hard)

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / Importing Magician's Pouch?

Pouch is based on the site’s payment system, and is not dependent on the game itself. Therefore, your arguments are invalid. GitB cannot alter the way how Kongregate handles payment by kreds, and if there would be a way to import the pouch if bought elsewhere via save file, everyone will have it in no time.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / Importing Magician's Pouch?

No, pouch is linked to the account, not to the save file.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / How to play without the pouch?

Originally posted by fractalman:

Trust me, after a certain point, black >>>white, even without skills; it might be that grade 45 is the switchover point without skills, but the switchover happens eventually, regardless.

I believe you, after all you are one of the most hardcore Gemcraft gamers, but the trouble is that if you can’t get a gem higher than G45, you don’t need to use black at all. And I think I’ll remain in this condition up to the point when I’d buy the pouch or Steam version.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / How to play without the pouch?

So there’s no sense in playing X5 on glaring, because you will not get all waves, only 99? Pity, I was expecting full 182 – but mobs got through at ~87 so I charged the last node without dying last time I’ve tried.

Also I’ve discovered that shadow cores only start dropping from latter half of waves, regardless of their number, talisman fragments too.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [GemCraft Labyrinth] Exp Farming?

IIRC wild gem is best sacrificed, it’s worth some 10k mana, you spend 2400 on unlock yellow, orange and lime, build a mana farm and pwn. A lime-orange gem starts paying off at grade 7 and above, so get that to grade 7 while killing monsters, place at the start where most monsters pass, and watch it gather mana for your evolution. (That was pretty long ago already, maybe I should re-pwn GCL?)

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / Pause Bug

Shadows don’t pause by design. To pause while a shadow is on screen, open Options (total pause), then the shadow will also stop.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Games

Originally posted by LouWeed:

I actually get this. The problem is whenever I’ve tried an idle game and I manage to “optimise my idle flow” I find my inner monologue saying “OK so now what? Where is the end? OK I’ll probably unlock something new soon but I doubt it’ll be much different than the last thing I unlocked…when does it end? Do Icontinue to do this forever?” And then I see my life stretching out in front of me….it’s at this point that I tend to quit. Game satisfaction level low, depression level high. What am I doing wrong

Nothing, I think, you just are of the type of people that want changes more than stability.
 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / How to play without the pouch?

30 you say? I don’t see that a black gem with even 100M hits is better than a similar white gem at grade 45 (1r7b8y vs 1r7w8y, both gems grade 45 – bloodbound grants x23, poolbound grants x31). Maybe with skills they’d differ, but without skills black loses. That was on Y6 with almost-maxed traits, hatred at 2 and mana lock at 4.

Also I wonder does X5 drop talisman shards. And, how does the game drop shadow cores, barring pure random? When I first ran K5 glaring with 7/7/7/7/2/2 traits, I spent ~200 cores and got 400 in return, now I spent about as much at Y6 and got a mere 61 core.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Games

Idle games eventually drive a player to meta-gaming, that is, do something that only consists of numbers in the game, not its plot and other stuff. Optimize idle flow, calculate what to upgrade first, pursue certain upgrades in favor of the others, etc etc. This is entertaining, but not to everyone. Those that don’t like idle games tend to go past them, and those that can understand a correct exponent stay for a while and enjoy a new set of functions. To each its own, they say.

Gabidou99, just don’t feed the troll.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / Collection of game resources

Link formatted

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / How to play without the pouch?

Yep, found that 36xG20 also gives 999 giants. Also have to add, that if ever your monsters start leaking, pay close attention to mana burn type, and anger them at least 5 gems less. About black+red, sadly they don’t progress as fast early, and without skills either caps out pretty early (endurance-wise :) ) white caps at ~G33, black gets steadier but caps at ~G25 because not providing enough hits by the time it gets tough.

I didn’t use mana farms before trapped beam, and I had to learn how to do that properly first, but once set, and if hatred is low/none, one can get a megaton of exp+mana on a level with just a red mana farm, more if red/white or red/black.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / Tired Of Losing On The Last Wave

Having an annoying beacon somewhere with HP in millions is as simple as creating a tower, stuffing a G9 pure yellow with target structure and let it be. If there are a lot of beacons, consider making a tower-amp spot with a G12/G8 amps and target structure with that gem, should allow you to clear the field of beacons faster than they appear. And if you really anger that giant wave that spawns beacons, you should notice that the beacons’ HP do not increase from angering, so you get a say 2G HP per giant and 2M HP per beacon. A G12 (amped) can likely whack such a beacon with one shot, maybe two, while your main killgem won’t get distracted from whacking more monsters.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / How to play without the pouch?

There is a way to power level even pouchless, it requires that you replay levels with white and red available. Only red suffices to a less degree, and if you’re below level ~300. To do: Create a mana farm out of red/white/orange, orange amplifiers, 3-4 long at someplace where all monsters would have to pass. Create a red/white/yellow killgem closer to the orb and either stuff it into a trap, or into a tower, add amplifiers and adjust its range so that it won’t kill monsters that have not yet passed the mana trap. Anger liberally, G1x5 first waves, G3x10 or x20 (depends on your killgem) from wave 15-20, G5x20 at the end if no white is available, or if you’ve got your mana trap killing monsters, up to G20x40 every wave (provided your killgems and mana farm are all G30+). With mana farm, increase the grade ASAP but one gem at a time, and don’t forget amps to be 3 grades less than the smallest gem in mana farm (preferably keep them in consistent grades). If there is a wave with beacons placed at kill, create 5-8 towers across the map and stuff em with G12 yellows targeted structure just for the elimination of beacons (they are worth very heavy exp). With your kill gem, watch for waves that dislodge gems in radius, this can harm your killing if you have it in a trap, this way create 2-4 traps and upgrade one at a time so that killing never stops. I’ve done that on K5, and got some 40M exp and a hundred levels while not yet having hatred available.

 
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Topic: GemCraft - Chasing Shadows / Saved Game Lost

1. Private browsing is your enemy regarding saves.
2. Clipboard save is your friend, as you get total control over the data.
3. If the dev was wise enough to provide some form of an encryption on the data, or a link to Kongregate profile somewhere inside, exporting/importing might remain when badges arrive. Hope so, though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Bachelor thesis about idle games needs help

No rewards? No, thanks.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle / clicker games list

Originally posted by Gabidou99:

You pretty much have to play Idle Mine actively if you want to progress. Active play is powerful, Especially if you have an Auto Clicker

No, past a certain stage autoclicker is not needed, while yes, using that will make you progress several times faster early on, past hellstone, only double as fast which is negligible considering you can use the computer for other tasks (but place Idle Mine window so that a portion of it is visible on the desktop).

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Idle / clicker games list

Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by DonutKnight:
Originally posted by Gabidou99:
Originally posted by ffejpsycho:

Oh Yeah, cant get enough of that “stare at my screen in stupor” action ;)

You do know you can browse other tabs while it run, right?

But some stops when you get your mouse out of the screen.

Name me one.

Idle Mine stalls if you switch to another tab, for example (framerate drops to 1 from 30, and since all tasks there are timer-based, it’s as if you’ve never bought faster upgrades). I expect some others do that too.