How are you? Haven't heard from you in awhile. Do you need anything? Am lying in bed with a sinus infection and Loki is moulting which isn't helping my nose lol. Gorgeous boy, makes a wonderful companion. Although as Steve Irwin would say 'he's a nawdy, nawdy boy'. Take care Miss M 🌹
By all means, I'd be interested in your view. But to me it seems indisputable that the way to build up numbers of reagents is to banish top monsters, because doing so guarantees at least one reagent inside the chest with each dispeller. And when you then use a dispeller, you get another reagent. So that is two per top monster. Do that at least three times per day, that's six. Then milk trophies twice a day, there's another at least six (for me, perhaps fewer for others). So that is twelve. Then win a few playing rooms and that bumps the daily total to maybe twenty. But more for me, because I use summoners, and by extension dispellers, a lot. I love my anomalies! And I never let myself run low on dispellers, which of course I get from combining as well.
And I have never run low on coins, because I always use boosts. In my view, this is a game that requires canny management of one's resources by doing a little bit of each activity in a balanced way every time you play.
So my disagreement would be with your emphasis on banishing the top level monsters. If using a gold ingot, at level 99, I find that I only earn about $60-$80,000 in gold in two hours, assuming I don't run out of energy. I do agree that if you are going to play, to use piggy banks and other talismans every time to maximize your winnings for play.
I use that gold to purchase new ingot & Seekers star, and items like birds and fans for trade. So I get 2 talismans and 6 trade items for one session on average. Because of the number of cotton and dragonflies needed to complete sets, I am always building trade items if I have the cash and reagents.
If I time travel, and milk my trophies, I end up with plenty of torches etc. and after several sessions, now have a build up of reagents. I then banish the mid level monsters, as they do not require an outlay of additional cash, and will earn me more gold and energy. I will earn an average of one chest for every six monsters banished.
During a session, I will also dispel as many anomalies as possible.
I realize that I earn fewer dispellers this way, but I rarely run out of dispellers during play. And I make up the reagents with TT. And I will call up anomalies if I have the dispellers.
I just don't agree that spending the $4,000 so I can banish a top level monster is the best use for the very hard earned gold.
But, I understand your math. If you are going to give the explanation to newbies, the entire argument as you stated above is needed. Then we newbies can see the accumulated reagents earned from the $4,000 spent. Just stating banish the top monsters isn't enough.
To complete a collection can cost $40-$60,000 in gold due to the fixers needed. And you only get $250 in gold back. So to spend $4,000 on banishing a top monster, with only one reagent received (perception w/out your expanded explanation), doesn't look like money well spent.
I thought the charging conversation was funny. First Tashi quotes me and says Eyeris is right and explains and then you quote Tashi and say Tashi is right and explain. I very much wanted to write and Minki is right lol Just to be funny as we were on a roll and you were right but I didn't want to clutter the board with nonsense. I knew that I had been told that trophies had the same benefit no matter which profession charged and I tried to be as polite as possible. Very nice to see vets agreed and that I hadn't misremembered. Anyway, I didn't type it, but yes, and Minki is right!!!
I know i'm late but great job on level 150!! Are you done with quests as in you have to wait for new ones? I think that's where I'm headed and kind of wish I would have taken things slower as I really do like them. BTW, someone brought up the Griffin in a conversation where you had asked what happens when it's banished, and it simply gives you one of four free fixers. You likely know that but just in case because I was just reading there. A few of my friends hit 150 around the same time but there aren't too many of you so far. It's very awesome progress and I'm very happy for you. Way to go!!
You're quite welcome. I keep losing track of time and my wifi has been a bit wonky but I will be doing w/l and access key gifting shortly and I plan to send you a congrats gift. I know you go to great pains managing your 10 CIs a day fairly but please consider this one gift an additional gift per the ocassion. These benchmarks are few and far between and you're making such great progress and you're a great friend!!
That's very kind of you, Anne, and appreciated. I have to admit to my own failure to celebrate a number of milestone achievements amongst my friends. My bad, but I plead extenuating circumstances. A lapse I hope to rectify in the future. You deserve a special award for exemplary friendship within SN wikia! Go well, hugs and best wishes, 🐨
We had a convo that I can not find. It was prior to all the bug and missing game madness. You had sent me various CIs over time and I knew it was okay to send something back and asked if you wanted the Treasury golden items and I remember you stating that your pink bomb inventory was good at that time and made a couple of other suggestions. Just from memory I thought it was pomegrante (sp) and maybe another NS item but I am quite unsure and now can't find the message. Please let me know once more what you can use. I actually had to stick to the 100/10 gifts per day while my game was still unstable and I really don't know how you do it. I only have one issue that persists and I did a tt test yesterday and it went well. Regardless I know you don't like for me to send a bunch of CIs so I'd like to be sure I that when I do send something that it is something you can use. A little reminder would be truly appreciated. Thanks!!
Glad to hear you are back up and running with relatively few glitches. I am still crashing, but no harm is done, I just have to log in afresh.
You are very sweet to gift me useful bits for energy. Thanks for the herbal tea CIs today.
Good to know someone realises how tricky the 10 gift quota is. So hard to visit and see a need you can fill but for the daily limit. It's a juggling act.
That said, you are due for some goodies from me, would a set for keys be best? Some of them cost a few cottons, however, so these days it's hard to know if one is doing any favours in gifting them. Or I have plenty for banishers. Let me know, Ok? Bfn, 🐨🌷
Luckily I have made a deal with someone and she will provide me with cotton until MyT figures something out or comes out with a fix. That's why I have cotton on w/l and changed name to include ignore wl. That said making those trades are still a bit time consuming on both ends so anything you want to pick that doesn't use cotton to combine would be doubly great. Did I send the correct items to you already? I wasn't sure if they were what you needed. Please let me know if you are missing anything for that or need anything else. I'm thinking I may need to create one of those giveways pages to offer my hoarded collections as I went quite a while not combining anything that I didn't immediately need. I tested tting and it has been fine but I was in your shoes gifting wise and I had a few missing friends but still near 100 and it was extremely hard. It is awfullly hard work to figure out who to send those few 10 daily CIs out to and then continue on the next day and so on trying to be sure that you get to everyone. You have a difficult job with that but you do it very well. Tting can be time consuming but I think your task is much more difficult and you handle it so very well. Me not so much lol Thanks for everything!!.