We should start trading in Ecto Drops!

Sunday, July 10, 2016 by spiralspy

Think about it. Every idiot can buy as much energy as s/he wants with their credit card, making it a more or less meaningless currency to measure your wealth in. Crowns drop a dime a dozen. A quarter of an hour in Firestorm Citadel earns you somewhere between 7k and 10k of them, resulting in a huge inflation...

Peek-a-boo! Apocrea, I see you

Sunday, June 5, 2016 by spiralspy

Do you know that bug that sometimes causes the minimap on the grasping plateau to remain unscrambled? It can actually be triggered at will! The server sends level map and options in two separate packages to the client. The client waits for the level map at all costs, but if the scrambling request for the map doesn't make it in time (client is already building the stage), then it simply gets ignored...

Aww shit… just realized something: Slime coins may be worth a lot after all

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by spiralspy

I have just been asked by a friend if you get the "Lichen your luck" achievement by simply playing at the casino or if you actually have to win. So I took a deep breath and was about to explain that "winning" is a rather arbitrary term with the slot machines. You always "win" (spare me the hairsplitting here) something...

Didn’t see that one coming…

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by spiralspy

I originally thought that the casino would be a permanent fixture in the clockworks. Dead wrong there. Making it an event? Pure genius! I think, most people haven't realized yet, what this means (in particularly not those dipshits who still desperately try to keep the energy price high in order to protect their investments)...

Casino Patron Pickup Lines

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by spiralspy

Clockwork denizens are fast talkers, aren't they? For those of you who have trouble catching up, here are all the phrases they use in the casino room. Guard: Glorp! No trouble here. Golden Slime welcomes you. Glorp! Glorp glorp. Have fun. Imposto: Another Gel Core please. Shaken...

In preparation for the casino

Monday, May 23, 2016 by spiralspy

Everyone excited already? Time to do a follow up in my last post then! Let's answer some of the immediate questions today! What is the "casino"? The casino is a scenario room and probably part of the long promised "arcade redux" (yes the idea is so old that Nick was still around when the groundwork was laid)...

Slime coins: hog them while you can!

Saturday, May 21, 2016 by spiralspy

Ah, finally something new in game: slime coins! There's not a lot I can say about them without spoiling, so I'll keep it to this: Golden Slime Coins are rarities, but they (currently) drop from monsters of the slime family. Most of the related artwork and mechanics has been lingering in the game files for ages (users of the model viewer have probably already spotted the device that will let you use the coins...

Dealing with leftover energy

Friday, April 22, 2016 by spiralspy

Question: What do energy gates, mecha knights and gift boxes from the supply depot have in common? Answer: They are all obsessive-compulsive disorder triggers. Pay for any of those and you are almost guaranteed to spend the rest of the day on trying to get to your energy gauge back to a round value...