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Spiral Knights
Apr 20 2011, 6:15 pm
By: EzDay281  

Dec 27 2011, 8:24 am LegacyWeapon Post #21



They were having a deal on some CE for approximately $3 so I got it. Now I have to play lots because apparently I have an elevator pass which lasts until the 10th.



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Dec 27 2011, 8:42 am UnholyUrine Post #22



Add me as well XD
cause I have that deal as well



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Dec 28 2011, 7:41 am EzDay281 Post #23



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I want to necro this to see if anyone is playing it still. I just started playing a little last night. It seems very simple, but it is very pretty to look at. I was wondering about the energy thing - if it became necessary later in the game to buy it.

I want to get my boyfriend into it so that we can both play a fun game :bleh: unless someone else has a comparable game that's fair priced.
I don't, but that's because I mostly stopped playing videogames in general a while back. Have a project I'd rather spend my time on (even if I usually end up procrastinating anyways...)
... On hopping on for the first time in a while, I also remember that having a terribly unreliable mouse button with which movement is only successful a little over half the time also doesn't help much at all.
At least as the game currently is, it'll never be necessarily necessary for you to spend money on it, if that's what you're asking. Crystal Energy will be required for crafting 3+* gear (unless one trades crowns or other items directly for it), which is required for tier 3 access, however.
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It gets to the point of where you will spend 100 energy in less than an hour of game play down the line. This was why I stopped playing.
Usually takes me around 5-15 minutes to complete a level, well over "less than an hour" per 100 energy unless I happen to get a bunch of really, really tiny levels (to be fair, I'm working off 4+ month old memory here, so eh. I dunno). And though I haven't gotten to 4*/t3 yet, as I understand enemies grow stronger faster than gear does, so that should only increase time.
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You mean as in fake difficulty for the sake of getting you to pay more? I was kinda afraid of that.
Wouldn't "fake difficulty" make it take longer to beat levels (and thus stretch the time it takes to spend energy)?
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Yesterday crowns : energy were like 5000 : 100 or something absurd.
What's absurd about that?

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Dec 28 2011, 7:51 am by EzDay281.



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Dec 28 2011, 8:45 am UnholyUrine Post #24



I'm unsure about this "fake difficulty" thing you speak of as well...

If you mean the rather ridiculous limitations on how much you can play, I agree. Unless you have some friends who can support you, it'll take some time to be able to make "profit runs", where you can spend ce's to go down and still make money (so there're no mist barriers, you can play for as long as you want). But in the beginning, 10 runs per day is definitely too little.
Again, if you have a bit more patience, the game does offer some good times, especially when you fight bosses.
I just wish they'd make new bosses already.. there're only 4, and the 1st one's a joke.

Also, it is absurd b/c ce prices have been floating around 6500-7000 crowns for 100 ce's.
Well it's not "absurd", it makes sense, because the new deal is a GREAT deal.



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Dec 28 2011, 9:38 am EzDay281 Post #25



On a semi-unrelated note, I don't see what everyone's gripe with the "1-2~ hours per day" thing is, anyways.
Yeah, inconvenient if you do nothing but play games all day, or if you only play on weekends and, well, again, do nothing but, but most people I know have jobs and/or school and like to play a little bit of game everyday. For which Spiral Knights's model seems to be... fairly perfect.



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Dec 28 2011, 3:42 pm LegacyWeapon Post #26



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Dec 28 2011, 6:19 pm Fire_Kame Post #27

a left leaning coexistence nut

Its probably the wrong trope.

Fake difficult is when a game is made impossible to beat due an element missing due to design. So I thought maybe at a point you get to a level that 'forces' you to die so much you need the energy or else you get stuck.




Dec 29 2011, 1:44 am LegacyWeapon Post #28



Quote from Fire_Kame
Its probably the wrong trope.

Fake difficult is when a game is made impossible to beat due an element missing due to design. So I thought maybe at a point you get to a level that 'forces' you to die so much you need the energy or else you get stuck.
Most of the game is about learning how to deal with enemy attacks. Taking it slow and being strategic will almost certainly get you past any set of enemies. There is also a bit of skill involved in terms of movement (to dodge the attacks). I'd say this game is like a "Bound" from Brood War with a bit more action to it.

There is neither a point where you are forced to "die" nor a point where there is an impossible feat. It simply gets progressively harder; you take more damage while dealing less. Reviving costs get doubled each time you choose to use energy for it so that generally causes people to stop progressing. But not dying in the first place is the ultimate goal.



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Dec 29 2011, 6:01 am EzDay281 Post #29



Quote from Fire_Kame
Its probably the wrong trope.

Fake difficult is when a game is made impossible to beat due an element missing due to design. So I thought maybe at a point you get to a level that 'forces' you to die so much you need the energy or else you get stuck.
Oh.
Lol. I tend to think of dying as optional in this game, so I subconsciously treated its overall energy cost as 0. :P



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