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The introduction of Cronus Astaroth on 2014-10-20 heralded a new generation of monster hunting targets. This 5th gen was characterized by the "stance" mechanic. Each 5th+ gen monster has a stance rating. Cronus Astaroth's stance rating, for example, is 30. To qualify for legendary loot, damage on these monsters must be done with a general whose stance level at least equals the monster's. At simplest, the general's level is their stance level too. Alliancing additional generals of the same stance TYPE adds ... (...more)
wed - CA legendary alchemy ladder posted: Wed 2018-03-14 00:19:22 tags: gaming
Phantom / Glorious Amulet requires Chromus / Arcane Warbanner Phantom / Shiny Glove requires Chromus / Divine Sky Breaker Chromus / Divine Sky Breaker requires 2x Cronus / Astaroth Blade Chromus / Arcane Warbanner requires 2x Cronus / Astaroth Amulet Ouroboros / Maw of the Void requires Cronus / Astaroth Blade and Samael / Helm of the Dragon God Ouroboros / Elendal Crushers requires Samael / Dragonscale Chestguard Samael / Helm of the Dragon God requires Vargulis / Magmaflame Samael / Dragonsc... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2017-12-22 08:40:20 tags: gaming
Today's Bookbub bargains email included David Brooks (conservative "social commentator" columnist and author of The Social Animal): The Road to Character (2015-04). I have to wonder if this is not just basically a rewrite of Peck's classic The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. Alas, while Amazon facilitates questions about other types of product, I don't see anyplace to ask questions about this book. Reading the critical reviews, I heard Brooks cheated o... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2017-10-30 10:27:43 tags: gaming
Started watching The Madness of King George (1994) yesterday, but Miss Cupcake couldn't get into it so we switched to The Magnificent Seven (2016). Dropped off some stuff at Goodwill, laid in some grocery supplies. Tilapia taco wraps for dindins. The mango hot sauce we ended up with is ok, a little too sweet. Against my better judgement I got sucked into Cookie Clicker anyway. Yesterday I had enough Heavenly Chips to do my first Ascension and buy the power-ups I wanted, mainly unlocking the dragon. K... (...more)
clickers posted: Mon 2017-10-16 09:32:29 tags: gaming
Saturday Miss Cupcake sent me a link to a podcast that discussed "clicker" type games. The main focus was "Universal Paperclip" (hereafter UPC), a new-ish entry in the subgenre of what are more generally know as "idle" games. My descent into the phenomenon was mostly via "Adventure Capitalist", starting in mid-2015? The podcast mentioned AdvCap. Earlier this year when I'd done everything there was to do in AdvCap I tried "Taps to Riches" for a while, but part of the content seemed mysteriously broken/inacc... (...more)