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#1 Roderick

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:59 AM

Listening to the latest Pod Cast, I went to Candy Box (http://candies.aniwey.net) and was subsequently lost. Let's share tips!
 
I'm in the mid-game somewhere (I think), currently trying to battle my way through the
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level. That is some hard stuff. Any ideas how to tackle it?

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#2 Mington

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

I've only had it running for about 2-3 hours

I'm 90% sure that eating candies raises your max HP

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:04 AM

indeed it does


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#4 Roderick

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

I have discovered this.

 

Also, then I RUINED it for myself by starting to cheat for infinite candies and lollipops. This both took all of the fun out of the game, but also circumvented my having to wait pretty much WEEKS to get enough health and sword upgrades.

 

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#5 Nappi

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

Rodi, you should probably clean that URL. :)

 

Or maybe not. I don't know how the saves work.



#6 Roderick

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

Haha, these here forums messed it up. You saw my super secret save for a moment there.


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#7 elmuerte

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

How do I kill the dragon? It's way too strong, is there some trick?


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#8 Roderick

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

No tricks, just some tactics. Strategy in the spoiler:

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#9 elmuerte

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

didn't notice I had a cauldron


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#10 Tanukitsune

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

Engh, I'm so tempted to click on the spoilers.... If this was Frog Factions I'd still be at the first pond wondering why people say this game is great. 

 

But since I know it's like FF, I will endure!


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#11 elmuerte

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:47 PM

I ended up using javascript.


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#12 Tanukitsune

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Hmm, this is like Kingdom of Loathing so far....

 

I don't know enough java to cheat. :|

EDIT: OK, how do I get past the 

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#13 Patrick R

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

If you get hit by the "*" you get transported back to the start of the screen. You gotta rush through it as fast as you can. Berzerk potions are especially helpful.

 

I got burnt out on the RPG stuff before I got to the dragon, but I really love this game as an examination of upgrade-based flash games and the like. I've never been more acutely aware of my reaction to something as simple as a number going up. And the way your relationship to candies and lollipops change throughout the game is pretty great. 



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:25 AM

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#15 Twig

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:34 AM

Yep!

 

I wonder if the sequel will be nearly as popular.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:06 AM

I left this running while I went and finished playing Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction. Came back, spent tons of lollipops on swords upgrades. Now I feel so very, very poor.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

It would be hilarious if this ended up being a bit-coin mining scheme.



#18 Tanukitsune

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

Frankly, the more I play this, the more this seems like Kingdom of Loathing with a "Candymancer" instead of a "Pastamancer".


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:52 PM

I think I'm going to quit this game now that I'm in Hell.  Sword upgrades are useless and I have 20 hours to go until I can increase the rate of my candy production (which at 28 pieces per second is nowhere near as fast as my 300 pieces per second lollipop production).

 

When the game transforms itself with each upgrade, it's fun and surprising.  When the upgrades are merely incremental, (so I survive against two demons instead of one) it's just as bad as any other Zynga game.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

Yeah, I feel like I played this completely wrong. I started out by doing basically nothing but lollipop farming until I was producing 100 lollipops per second, and had my sword fully upgraded by the time I was in the underwater level, but hadn't eaten a single candy because I didn't know it had any effect. I found out that it increased your HP just as it started to not matter because I was fighting ghosts that halve your HP regardless of how much you have. So now, unless I'm missing something, it seems like it's just a matter of acquiring enough potions to get through a level, then wait around until I can afford more.






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