Some Incremental/Idle/Clicker Games (including really a lot of Incremental Epic Hero 2)

Hmm, that seems low. I’m just now pushing 155 (very slowly) and I’m on 11m. Probably worth doing a few Crushed/Nom runs. Also people say that this is a good time to do some challenge squareds - I’m planning on giving it a shot once I clear 155.

Thanks, it’s good to have that bit of direction.

Since the Paragon Pioneers chat has been cleared out, might as well give a Trimps update. I’ve just reached the Spire for the first time, and am at about 200m Helium. It’s going a little slower than I’d like at this point, I’ve basically being doing Lead runs for the last week, which is rather repetitive. I do like how it doled out automations up to this point, so at least these runs are now pretty easy to do passively. It does seem like the next stage is just going to be a lot of waiting though.

I’ve been playing Incremental Epic Hero 2 for the last few weeks, and it’s been pretty good so far. Lots of overlapping systems, lots of prestige stuff, lots of decisions, not a lot of clicking. Typical of any incremental game, there’s things that you’ll do manually in the first hour that you’ll want automations for later. What’s I like about this game is that the automation stuff is handled by capturing monsters, which then do these tasks for you. So that resource that falls on the floor when you kill a monster? There’s a monster buddy that’ll pick it up for you once you capture it. Later on, it looks like there’s a monster tamer class that uses these pets to fight (I haven’t unlocked that yet.)

While there is a prestige currency that costs real money, you earn that currency at a reasonable rate by just playing the game. There are some quality of life unlocks here, but nothing incredibly important - the pets that automate things are more important.

It’s one of those games that you really can leave on in the background and check in on it occasionally to adjust what your heroes are doing. Do you want to farm a particular resource? Maybe you want to prestige your hero? Perhaps you’ve leveled all your heroes up enough to go on an epic raid where they fight as a party to take down a big monster for some epic loot?

I’m also looking forward to the Wizard and Minion Idle (WAMI) developer’s next game, which looks like it’ll probably be bizarre. This is coming out August 25th:

When do you get your first pet?

I think it’s very early in the tutorial.

I’ve read you can earn enough through achievements to get everything. which pleases me.

I’ve been playing it for awhile, and enjoying it. Except I accidentally did a tier 2 rebirth on my angel before I turned in the Class Master quest you get from leveling the base attack to 250. Whoops. It’s just a skill slot, but still.

In Incremental Epic Hero 2? There’s a quest that will guide you to capturing monsters. The left hand quest tab is the “tutorial quests” basically. Anyway you’ll unlock a shop where you can buy nets. Each tier of net can capture a tier of monster, e.g. regular, blue, etc. It’s a bit of a hassle, you have to right click on the monsters to capture (there’s a tamer class that unlocks later that I am hoping provides some automation; the 2nd capture monsters quest is to get 1000, yikes). The nets have a cooldown. But the first two slimes (I still haven’t unlocked the third net) will auto collect certain resources as your people clear maps which is very helpful. There’s pets to automate a ton of stuff.

I’m probably playing the game un-optimally - I only have one champion with the 250 base attack level (the angel) but I have had the 3rd net unlocked for a while and have been able to do a quest to get some access to the 4th net as well (fire) so I have captured all the red critters and unlocked their abilities.

A lot of people sound a bit perturbed about the Ascension mechanic (lots of things reset) but it sounds like it unlocks a lot of neat features (upgrading the world instead of your characters) which seems pretty neat. I guess as you progress though multiple ascensions you get to retain more and more of that meta-progress.

Yeah I saw some of that. Apparently you keep gear, and there’s a chance to do some nifty enchanting to make getting back up to speed much easier. I’ve unlocked enchanting but haven’t messed with it yet. I’ve been rotating between 3 characters, which is probably suboptimal but I’ve enjoyed it.

How easy it is to farm the necessary gear (you need to find gear with the enchants you want, take those off, find gear you want to use that’s enchanted, strip those and replace, I think) I can’t say. I accidentally nuked my entire inventory hitting the wrong key sequence (which is not something you can accidentally, do, I just got two different commands transposed in my head), and lost some nice stuff. Heh.

Yes, this is me, except 4 characters. The thief unlocks enchantment slot(s) when they level 10 master an item, which seems like it makes the item persist through ascension. So I’m playing that champ mostly to level up at least some of my gear to keep it around - though I’d bet you can refind all of the gear quickly as after all one of the ways you earn ascension points is to disassemble a shit-ton of gear. So your keyboard press just got you some portion of your ascension points!

Right so i’ve got my first 10 normal slimes captured and they are picking up resources yay!. Will the same net work with blue slimes etc?

Every pet does different stuff. Take a look at the Beastiary and you can see all the critters you’ve encountered so far and what they’d do for you.

Later on other features unlock that let you use your pets in other ways aside from their passive bonuses and automation.

Perhaps I worded that poorly. Will the basic net I have now work with slimes that arent explicitly called normal slimes? The net says right click to capture normal type monsters. Are blue slimes normal type monsters?

Pretend “normal” is a color, and each critter has a color. You need a specific type of net to capture each color.

thank you good sir

Oooh nice, I need to get back to leveling my guild consistently so I can get thief.

I did my first tier 2 rebirth on the warrior today and he’s already back at level 180something. I think I may get him to 200 again for another before I resume doing tier 1 runs. I need to get the auto rebirth pet, obviously.

And you need to get the temple in town going to lower the level that you can rebirth at! Why wait for level 200 when you can rebirth at level 180? (yeah yeah, there are times when you want to go levels above 200 to get the ability bonus, but below 200 it’s all skill levels.)

I’m currently pushing warrior basic attack skill to 250 to get that extra slot, and they are level 231. While that’s going, I have 2 heroes auto rebirthing (level 1) in the background. Guild XP flows in almost constantly, it’s pretty nice.

I just started working on that temple research today in fact (indeed, I forgot I had turned it on until you mentioned it).

I purchased equipment tenacity from the epic store with my first batch of earned (by playing) currency after maxing out all the “get MOAR/BETTAH quests” stuff. It’s freakin’ busted, as it allows you to wear equipment you couldn’t normally use, and more importantly you can level that equipment.

This lets your auto-rebirthing always low level characters still level gear, even though they normally couldn’t wear it. You also get a fraction of the bonus of the gear, and it seems pretty high (perhaps it’s calculated as the sum (character attribute requirements) / sum (item requirements)), so it can be 80%+ effective when you’re still missing a bunch of some stat that you will not see for another 50 levels.

The other recommendation I have is to rush a level of the global skill slot from the guild when you can. You get more damage (or a cool ability like my warrior borrowing a thief ability to teleport backstab people) AND you help the character who’s skill you are borrowing level up that skill.

@espressojim where are you focusing guild skill points?