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...

Apropos “selling” pet food…

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by spiralspy

Since some idiot took it upon himself to "teach" a guildmate of mine on how to "sell" pet food (on the auction house for 2k): is basic math really that kind of a forgotten art?! Let's run the numbers here. A star costs 500 cr, two 5* materials and 25 minerals to craft. When you sell something on the auction house, there is a 10% fee (if you don't, there's even a penalty)...

Running your own server: the fun that wasn’t

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by spiralspy

So, I decided to put my skills to where my mouth is and after stating that you wouldn't want to run your own Spiral Knights server, figure out how much trouble it would really be...