Seeing stars

Saturday, June 27, 2015 by spiralspy

Well, we got a whopping seven sprite recolors/reskins that need to be leveled and fed. Force feeding a sprite from zero to hero costs somewhere between 2k and 3k mineral units and if you don't happen to have that much on hand you can, of course, buy pet food from the auction house. Speaking of the auction house: who are the idiots morons full retards flooding the AH with stars for 2k cr and less?! Guys, the point of the auction house is not to figure out who can manage to make the smallest profit! Here's the recipe for a shadow star: Two 5* materials of any kind 25 Dark matter 500 cr If you sell your star for 2k cr, then the auction house will take a 200 cr fee if it sells and 250 cr if it doesn't...

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...

Does OOO punish speed runners?

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by spiralspy

It's one of the questions that pops up again and again with most events: does your performance feed back into your loot drops? Or more concretely: if you are speedrunning Candlestick Keeps in "Kataclysmic Confrontation", will it result in reduced Black Kat spawns/book drops? The short answer is: no...

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...

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)...

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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Downgrading the modelviewer

Saturday, May 30, 2015 by spiralspy

It looks like the last patch somehow broke SpiralSpy v1.5 and I have no clue what exactly went bust. Curiously, the 1.4 version still works, but naturally it cannot open all models (after all, that was the reason for releasing v1.5 to begin with). So till I can figure out what's wrong and fix it, I'll put the old version back on the download page...

Mirroring the SpiralSpy modelviewer

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by spiralspy

Since it just happened, I'd like to repeat that I do not give permission to host the SpiralSpy modelviewer elsewhere. This applies for all previous versions as well and even if the software becomes unavailable from me.
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