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)...

Shroud of the Apocrea is back

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by spiralspy

Logged in, went to Haven, saw the event decoration. Since there was no patch, it is probably save to assume that the event is the same as last time with no added or changed bits. In which case my old guide should still apply.

How do you earn 30k?

Thursday, July 16, 2015 by spiralspy

Most vanguards will know this one: do 10 firestorm runs, exchange the boss tokens for a piece of ancient armor and pawn that off to any NPC in the bazar. Easy, straight forward and takes about the better part of the entire afternoon to pull it off. Are there faster alternatives? Sure! Given that....

Sprite pods and the colorblind (avoid getting scammed)

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by spiralspy

UPDATE: This post is now obsolete. Sprites pods have been patched to include their type in their name. So, we are recoloring sprites now? I got a problem with that! No, it's not that it's yet another reskin promo, but the fact that I'm having a hard time telling the reskins apart! I'm not an artist, I don't have perfect color vision/memory and I'm pretty sure, I'm not the only one with this problem...

Efficient Kat Hunting Strategy

Friday, June 5, 2015 by spiralspy

Speed is king this time. If you want a Book of Dark Rituals, you are looking at farming about 4k levels within 2 weeks. Not an easy (or pleasant) task, so you'll want to focus on visiting as many kats in as little time as possible...

It’s Kat hunting season again!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by spiralspy

As far as I can tell, the event setup hasn't changed, so the FAQ from the last event should still apply. I'll amend it should new information be discovered. There is also an even dustier
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Economy pet food

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by spiralspy

Pet getting fat and running you out of minerals to craft more food? Those things become really greedy pigs on high levels. Getting one from zero to hero requires somewhere between 2k and 3k minerals (depending on how conservatively you feed), which brings us to the question how to farm for minerals in the most efficient way...