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...

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...

Winterfest Odds and Ends

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by spiralspy

It's Winterfest again and this time we got two new event boxes available from Randolph. To get them, hunt for "Frozen Winter Winterfest Wishlist" Tokens in the Arcade. This is more or less the same as Punkin hunting: look for refurbished danger rooms in the Clockwork Tunnel type levels. Once you find one, you'll be given a choice between two random arena rooms...

How many Kats do you have to kill for one book?

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by spiralspy

Ok, I already gave the percentage of book drops to be less than half a percent in the hunting FAQ. But that's not a very handy number as it only tells you that statistically there is one book per 200 Kats if you kill significantly more than that (we are talking several magnitudes here)...

Notes on “March of the Tortodrones”

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by spiralspy

Well.. it's mating season again and I just noticed that all my info on it was on my old blog. So the following is a repost salvaged from my database backup. It my be out of date, so I'll make adjustments as the need arises. (more…)

Lockbox index

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by spiralspy

Just a link collection for quickly finding all the individual prizewheel lockbox posts. (more…)