Nav Button Bar

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Pet Training Gurus (or not!) Unite! Double Points!

Now this is truly EPIC (if you are a member that is...)!

If you are anything like me, you travel the Spiral, hatch with friends, have a hatching focus for a while, fight some bad guys...and the result is 5 pages of pets!  Even when I went through and pruned the ones I really didn't want, or didn't have a chance of giving me the talents I wanted, I still had 3.5 pages of pets!

At 8 items per page, that is 28 pets!  Insane - especially as many of them hadn't been trained often, if they had even been trained at all!

Then there are the Snacks.  When you garden as much as I have, I have well over 300 Fancy Yoghurt, Golden Wheat Bread, Pixie Sticks and others with more than 1500 Mega Snacks all up.

That is a lot of snacks!

Training, however, is something I have put on hold for a while.  It is something I do when I have some spare time - but the guys at KingsIsle have found a way to tempt me back...

..Double Experience, and Double Rewards!

Yes, you heard (read) it right.  For a perfect score (or over a certain score), you can earn +8 points for training, and up to +100 points for the right snack!! That is +108 points for a single run!!!

Initially, my goal was to rip King Pepper to Ultra.  About 20 mins later I was at 1987 points...and I stopped.  13 short...but I couldn't bring myself to wasting another snack (and another 10 Energy) to get those 13 points when I could have used them to get 108 points somewhere else. Hmmm...that got me thinking.  What is the best way to use this points earning power bestowed on us?

Well, it clearly wasn't to waste it on 13 points.

If I can early 100 points with every Fancy Yoghurt eaten, the best way to take advantage of 50 free points per training run is to make as many runs as possible!  My initial thought of pushing through that long slog to Ultra was probably a little misguided (although it *was* fast!).

Oh, BTW - for those who don't know, don't expect a talent or extra Gem slot for Ultra (as at Dec 15 anyway) will just let you use an Ultra pet Gem.

So, back to the challenge at hand.  I have 157 Energy when I have my Energy Set on.  To put this in perspective:

To get to

  -  TEEN: 2 games, 4 points
  -  ADULT: 4 games, 12 points
  -  ANCIENT: 9 games, 42 points
  -  EPIC: 17 games, 108 points

I could keep going, but these are the important ones for me. I can get, on one day, 3 pets to Ancient on one full use of Energy.  This reveals 3 out of their 5 possible talents, so it provides a great return on the time and energy it takes to get there.

So, I don't know about you, but I am off to train some pets!  I train to fight, not race, and Lady Ellie just got Fairy Friend, Spell Defy and ... Pierce Train.  Hmm...

Next Pet Please!!

And if you are interested, I still believe in this post I posted ages ago on how to level quickly - now even more relevant while these double points last.

Good luck, have fun and...

...See you 'round the Spiral!


Thursday, 10 December 2015

More free codes from MMORPG!

Yep, they're at it again!  Great prizes from MMORPG!

If you want to get a random item from the Yuletide Pack (or even the Pack itself), get yourself over to their site, go to the bottom of the, prove you are not a robot and CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!

You know, I soooo wanted a Lump of Coal...but no such luck.

Hmm...well, my prize was a far from from inspiring!

Let me know how you get on?

See you 'round the Spiral!


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Blaze's Tips & Tricks No. 10 Free Crowns! KI Trivia!

Hey everyone, I'm back today to talk about a sort-of-not-really-kinda new feature KI added to the game which gives you free crowns for answering simple (or difficult) trivia questions!

A lot of you might not know about this, especially if you're a member as it only shows in-game to non-members. Basically, it's as simple as it sounds. You can simply go to KIFreeGames and complete any trivia quizzes you want. They have varying questions of varying difficulties and varying themes.

Once you arrive at the website, you can choose a theme for the trivia you wish to complete. Each set of trivia has a 12 questions and if you get 75% correct or higher, you get 10 free crowns! You can do this up to 10 times per day! That means, you can, after one day, you can stitch some new gear! Four days, you can buy a pack!

Although this may not seem like much, you can (if you're crazy dedicated), get absolutely everything in the game by completing this trivia! After saving just a little more, you can buy that next area, or new mount you want!

This change isn't new as of now, but for anyone who hasn't seen it, I just wanted to point out this amazing thing KingsIsle has done to help members and non-members alike.

Anyway, thanks very much for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

Until next time!
- Blaze

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Blaze's Tips & Tricks No. 9 Extra Energy!

Hey everyone! I'm here today bringing back something you haven't seen in a while! As you can tell, it's the Tips & Tricks series! I know a lot of you like these posts so I've decided to try and bring them back. Anyway, let's get into today's Tips & Tricks, Extra Energy!

Energy Gear is a unlike your regular everyday fighting gear and is often not very effective in battle. It instead, caters more to you whilst you're asleep or away from the Spiral for a while... Energy Gear is gear that adds to your max energy which lets you build up more energy during downtimes. If you can get the right gear, you can increase your max energy by huge amounts, up to even 234 at the very, very highest (includes sockets).

There are all sorts of energy gear and you can get the energy bonuses on all gear excluding decks, wands and mounts. You can even receive energy from pets such as the Dapper Corgi! Energy gear is any gear that gives you increased max energy, meaning you can build up more energy whilst equipping this gear. An example of when this is effective is whilst you are offline, you can build up energy for gardening, fishing and pet training.

Now, you obviously don't want to fight in this gear and switching out constantly, this is where gear sets come in handy! KingsIsle even including an 'energy set' name as a possibility to name a set. With this, just one click of a button and you can build up your energy to a greater extent.

There is one final piece of advice that I have for anyone buying energy elixirs. If you are going to buy an energy elixir, make sure you get your energy down low first than make sure you've got your energy gear equipped. This will again, give you more energy.

Well, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!

Until next time!
- Blaze