|Of terrible horror games and clicker woes...|
It's been a hectic week and only Clicker Heroes has kept me sane. I'm currently chopping up the boss in zone 200, trying to build up some cash so I can either advance or afford Dread Knight. You see, I hit a slump earlier this week where the cost of the next hero, Dread Knight, was astronomical in proportion to the amount of cash I was making. She costs around 10,000 "undecillion" gold (basically "ten-duodecillion" or 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 gold), and at a time when my cash amounted in the octillions. Hiring new heroes and activating their passive skills was, up to this point, the key to boosting your DPS. Since I couldn't afford the knight, I decided to level up my other heroes to see if there would be any significant increase in DPS. Prior to that, I was aware that heroes obtained permanent 4X damage bonuses every 25 levels, but what I didn't realize was that level 1000 grants a 10X bonus, which has been a game changer. I've gotten everyone up to Mercedes, Duchess of Blades to 1000. Mercedes is not far from that milestone, though.
I also requested the horror game White Mirror for a staff review. I won't go into the details of my playthrough, but I did complete the game. The campaign takes just under an hour if you speed through it. This is yet another horror title where developer would have benefited from hiring or begging someone to proofread the text. Between the opening and closing cutscenes, it's difficult to tell exactly what the game was supposed to be about. You can kind of glean a narrative from the incomprehensible ramblings found throughout the house, though: some guy lived in a house that has a bunch of secret passageways and tunnels. He owned a mirror that was actually a gateway to another dimension filled with carnivorous humanoids. As a result, he smashed the mirror, but that only set the creatures free. After abandoning the house (the developer keeps referring to it as a "thrown house," which is obviously a mistranslation), the guy then asks his friends (the protagonist) to go back to his house to retrieve the mirror..... even though it was destroyed.... and there are monsters in the house... And...
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|Never3ndr - February 06, 2016 (02:44 PM)
On Clicker Heroes,
I'm currently grinding out over here as well (peak lvl 1580). A tip at the beginning is to save up your Hero Souls (keeping most in the bank and buying ancients sparingly) and ascend as quickly as possible after your progress starts to slow down (to gather the souls more quickly). I'd also recommend looking up good ancients to purchase and possibly respec'ing (and then rerolling for the right ones while rerolls are cheap) if you haven't bought ideal ones...even though you lose out on hero souls overall, it speeds up a your progress A TON. I did that after looking up "ideal" ancients to purchase early and I think I progressed the next couple hundred levels relatively quickly since my build was so wacky (I just had purchased what was available rather than rerolling for "good" ones).
|JoeTheDestroyer - February 10, 2016 (08:45 AM)
I recently got an Ancient that boosted my DPS considerably, and it really has sped things up. That and an artifact that boosts the amount of money I earn. Sadly, my rerolls for Ancients are getting expensive and I'm at a point where I don't want to respec, even though one of my Ancients is lousy.