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satael
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Reply #665 on: October 15, 2017, 01:49:00 PM

numbers go up
Clips per Second: 1.45 trillion
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Reply #666 on: October 15, 2017, 02:09:13 PM

 ACK!

 DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #667 on: October 15, 2017, 04:05:02 PM

Gave up when I hit 10 quintillion Von Neuman probes (at that point I had made over 5 tredecillion paperclips but only 0.000000000017% of universe explored)  why so serious?
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Reply #668 on: October 16, 2017, 09:31:53 AM

Gave up when I hit 10 quintillion Von Neuman probes (at that point I had made over 5 tredecillion paperclips but only 0.000000000017% of universe explored)  why so serious?

I just pulled in all of the factories and drones at that point and reallocated points to combat speed and exploration. Took about an hour to go from almost none of the universe explored to 100%.


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Reply #669 on: October 17, 2017, 08:12:30 PM

this one ended poorly
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Reply #670 on: October 19, 2017, 10:44:47 AM

Am I doing something wrong? My rate of increase in clip making has dramatically slowed in the billions of clips.
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Reply #671 on: October 19, 2017, 10:59:10 AM

would need to see a screenshot
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Reply #672 on: October 19, 2017, 05:36:40 PM

https://imgur.com/a/2OpSO

(I don't know how to actually post a screenshot image, I'm ashamed to admit).
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Reply #673 on: October 19, 2017, 05:57:47 PM

Too many processors, need more memory.  Use the quantum computer to fill up the ops.
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Reply #674 on: October 19, 2017, 05:58:32 PM

I noticed while playing that the way the Trust upgrades work, if you don't invest most of it in memory you end up screwing yourself pretty hard and having to grind it the old fashioned way (at logarithmic rates of return) if you want to progress further in the game.  Looks like you've hit that problem and now have a long slog to be able to start the drone tech tree.

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Reply #675 on: October 19, 2017, 06:11:30 PM

Yep, you must release the hypnodrones...
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Reply #676 on: October 19, 2017, 06:46:03 PM

Yep, you must release the hypnodrones...
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Reply #677 on: October 19, 2017, 06:53:25 PM

The way the game plays out, it's more like your dishwasher cuts YOU up for strips of metal  ACK!
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Reply #678 on: October 19, 2017, 07:55:42 PM

Too many processors, need more memory.  Use the quantum computer to fill up the ops.

Ah. I took the wrong option, I thought that creativity might be the better of the two. Thanks!
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Reply #679 on: October 20, 2017, 03:16:43 AM

I got to space and got to space combat and then gave up.  It's not grabby.

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Reply #680 on: October 20, 2017, 08:49:25 AM

I got bored in space as well, didn't finish.

At least I made it to space that time.  First playthrough ended when I tried playing with the work/think slider in Internet Explorer and locked up the game.

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Reply #681 on: October 20, 2017, 01:11:49 PM

Paperclips - problem #2.


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Reply #682 on: October 20, 2017, 01:23:36 PM

 awesome, for real

There are some hilariously bad ways to screw yourself in this game, that's for sure.

F13 should totally design one of these "numbers go up" games!  It seems like the amount of coding involved should be trivial (as in I bet even someone like me with minimal web dev experience could knock a v1.0 out in a weekend) and I bet we have enough creative talent around here to make it pretty entertaining (and enough game design sense to avoid the obvious pitfalls).

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Reply #683 on: October 20, 2017, 03:34:44 PM

awesome, for real

There are some hilariously bad ways to screw yourself in this game, that's for sure.

F13 should totally design one of these "numbers go up" games!  It seems like the amount of coding involved should be trivial (as in I bet even someone like me with minimal web dev experience could knock a v1.0 out in a weekend) and I bet we have enough creative talent around here to make it pretty entertaining (and enough game design sense to avoid the obvious pitfalls).
i already designed one, but it involves lots of linked lists of words and random loot
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Reply #684 on: October 20, 2017, 06:36:31 PM

Doing some light bed time reading and certainly didn't expect the topic of nuclear accidents to be so..er
. colourful:

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Engineers were performing maintenance requiring the large, main control rod to be disconnected from its drive motors. Reconnection necessitated that the rod be manually lifted up a few inches by the operator, Army Specialist John Byrnes. He withdrew the rod too far, causing the reactor to go critical in an instant. Water inside the core explosively vaporised, causing a pressure wave to hit the lid from inside the reactor and launching the reactor vessel upwards, firing the control rods and shield plugs from their housings. One shield plug penetrated up through Construction Electrician Richard C Legg’s groin and out of his shoulder, impaling and pinning him to the ceiling. He had been standing on top of the reactor. Barnes himself was killed by water and steam, and a nearby trainee died later of his injuries. Some suggest that this was may not have been accident at all, but rather a murder-suicide, as Byrnes suspected his wife was having an affair with another operator on his shift.

  ACK!

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Reply #685 on: October 20, 2017, 08:21:27 PM

Have a source? I'd like to read the rest of that story, and others like it.

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Reply #686 on: October 20, 2017, 08:43:48 PM


Restoration is a perfectly valid school of magic!
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Reply #687 on: October 20, 2017, 08:50:04 PM

Command and Control is also excellent reading on that subject. You realise that the only reason that the US has not dropped nuclear weapons on itself is basically blind luck.

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Reply #688 on: October 24, 2017, 01:58:27 PM

Ended up "winning" the paperclips game in 6 hours roughly, rejected the offer a new world and me 30 bajillion paperclips destroyed the universe

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Reply #689 on: November 19, 2017, 02:00:40 PM

Succubox, aka AAA F2P Lootbox MMO Simulator 2017

Link text says it all, really... I'd say more, but spoilrz. awesome, for real

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Reply #690 on: November 20, 2017, 12:01:38 PM

I ran an autoclicker on it overnight and am at level 12/100.  Is there any trick I'm missing or is that the joke?   awesome, for real

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Reply #691 on: November 20, 2017, 12:04:12 PM

I ran an autoclicker on it overnight and am at level 12/100.  Is there any trick I'm missing or is that the joke?   awesome, for real
It is (part of) the joke, but basically 99.9999% of this "game" takes place outside of the "Play" menu. Have you tried spending all your money on lootboxes?

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Reply #692 on: November 20, 2017, 12:09:42 PM

Ah there we go.  I'd "bought" one to check whether it was a "premium" lootbox that'd give me a sword and after that turned out to not be true I decided I wanted to save up for the DLC.   awesome, for real

"Nice attempted blast about my "drinking".  I do enjoy a nice cuppa, but that is because I am a bon vivant of gregarious nature and cheery disposition." - Ab
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