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Gemcraft CS: shadow orbs are complete BS

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 8:51pm

flamewolf393

flamewolf393

12 posts

Grind grind grindgrindgrindgrindgrind grind. Thats all this game is now compared to the previous games in the series. Why? Because of the **** shadow orbs!

If you get stuck at a certain point in the game? Thats fine because we have these battle traits that let you get more xp in a tougher run. OH WAIT! First you have to go grind for this rare resource just so you can be allowed to grind for levels! F* your average of 5 shadow orbs per level because you need hundreds of them! Oh an if you want better talisman pieces? Be prepared to grind for DAYS getting enough orbs to make a difference.

Seems like a clear money grubbing tactic from a developer that was once my favorite of any developer out there. Good job losing a fan for a money scheme.

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 8:56pm

seanhates

seanhates

41 posts

farming F1 doesn't take long and will yield tons of cores. this game is easily beatable without paying a dime.

also, heaven forbid someone makes a little money on anyone who doesn't have the patience to grind. the guy has to eat you know.

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 9:13pm

flamewolf393

flamewolf393

12 posts

Yes and I am find with the pouch (which I bought), but it just feels like he made it so you either have to spends countless tedious hours grinding, or hey spend money. The previous games, while grinding a little bit helped, did not NEED much grinding, this needs mega freaking butt-tonnes of it. It takes away from the game when you have to sit and farm the same stupid map for hours on end. Sure its *beatable* but grinding takes out any fun.

And farming f1 gets you 2 runs a minute, and at 5 cores each run thats still only 600 orbs. Which will last you about 3 maps of maxed battle traits. Then its back to grinding again.

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 9:21pm

seanhates

seanhates

41 posts

Set max speed and and start all waves, then begin endurance mode and last as long as you can.

you're not getting 5 cores from this unless you're really low level, and if you're that low of level simply completing looming difficulty maps should be more than enough to bump you up.

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 9:27pm

flamewolf393

flamewolf393

12 posts

Endurance mode never gives shadow orbs, period. At least not in my experience. And I cant just complete more maps. Thats WHY I am grinding shadow orbs is so I can level up so I can beat more maps.

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 9:36pm

Keeska

Keeska

1 post

make sure you have the chasing shadows thingy....i get at least 1k SC per F1 wave spam

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 10:04pm

flamewolf393

flamewolf393

12 posts

Chasing shadows thingy?

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 11:24pm

seanhates

seanhates

41 posts

it's a trait - you get it for completing one of the last levels. it adds more shadows to the battle.

 

Posted Apr 29, '14 at 11:39pm

flamewolf393

flamewolf393

12 posts

If its on one of the last levels, then what does it have to do with grinding? If you have almost completed the game you shouldn't need much more grinding XD. Also, why would you want MORE shadows?!?! I have a **** hard time beating just one.

 

Posted Apr 30, '14 at 12:19am

seanhates

seanhates

41 posts

In your case I suggest leveling with what cores you have. Around level 70, probably before, you can set up a decent mana farm that will allow you to begin gaining 100s of levels at a time. If you feel like it's too much grinding to make this happen, then it's time to move on.

Bottom line is that there are a ton of people who haven't spent a dime on cores. Personally I didn't actively grind cores until I started needing to upgrade my 90+ lvl talismans, and by that time I was getting 1k cores from every F1 run.

Those who don't care to put the time in to the game to grind a little bit have simply moved on. After all it's just a friggin flash game.

 
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