MetaFilter Clicker Heroes clan, anyone? August 11, 2015 9:45 PM   Subscribe

So MetaFilter's into clicker games, generally, and the Clicker Heroes 0.20 patch just dropped and adds clans. I couldn't find an existing MetaFilter clan -- and I'm just a few rubies shy of the 50 needed to create one. Anyone else playing CH and feel like teaming up?

Which is to say: if anyone's into it, comment here and I'll drop 50 rubies on creating a clan for us rather than on my normal Quick Ascension.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle to MetaFilter-Related at 9:45 PM (137 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Care to give us a link to the web site?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:35 PM on August 11, 2015


Oh, yeah: Clicker Heroes. There's also a version on Steam which I believe is identical except that it takes a bit longer for patches to propagate there. Flash, free.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:39 PM on August 11, 2015


...and the original FPP. I'll pipe down now.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:51 PM on August 11, 2015


OH GOD I'M DOOMED
posted by Jofus at 11:45 PM on August 11, 2015 [5 favorites]


My son is obsessed with this and would totally join if that's cool. But he's 6.
posted by Mchelly at 3:39 AM on August 12, 2015 [6 favorites]


Ohh...I am still pretty obsessed with that game and was pretty 'meh' about the clans update since I didn't know anyone else into it but would totally be down for a MeFi team!
posted by Captain_Science at 4:26 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


And just this morning I told myself I should quit...
posted by Harald74 at 4:52 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


What's the benefit of being in a clan?
posted by plinth at 6:42 AM on August 12, 2015


No. I can't. I must not!
These things are like goddamn crack to me. Empty meaningless ~(yet delicious) "achieving" whilst my life drips away!
Besides, I have burgeoning kittensgame space program to care for...
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 7:26 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I hate you.
posted by grouse at 7:35 AM on August 12, 2015 [4 favorites]


So MetaFilter's into clicker games, generally,

.... oh.

(disables account)
posted by selfnoise at 7:47 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Count me as also interested.
posted by Bugbread at 7:53 AM on August 12, 2015


18 more rubies and I'm buying MeFi...
posted by plinth at 8:54 AM on August 12, 2015


I'll join if the Kongregate version updates with this feature.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:57 AM on August 12, 2015


OK, I got that final ruby goldfish: clan "MetaFilter" is created.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:01 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


What's the benefit of being in a clan?

"Fight the Immortals to get Hero Souls!" I just killed the first 6; I'm terribly overpowered for these early ones so I let my battle time out to leave some on the table.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:04 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh cool...I sent a request...I am Criminalist on there.
posted by Captain_Science at 9:15 AM on August 12, 2015


I will join, but I only have CH running on my home computer (I had to banish it from my work computer because, well, work). I will search for the clan tomorrow morning and try to join.
posted by yhbc at 9:30 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know the cap on a clan?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:50 AM on August 12, 2015


Is there more to this game than constantly clicking?
posted by zarq at 9:53 AM on August 12, 2015


Is there more to this game than constantly clicking?

It's not called Clicker Heroes for nothing.

You can buy upgrades to click for you, though.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:55 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I guess what I'm asking is whether it's more challenging than simply being patient and waiting for gold to accumulate. I mean, I see that upgrades will allow you to gather gold faster. But for example, is it possible to lose?
posted by zarq at 10:13 AM on August 12, 2015


It is possible to lose in the sense that you will arrive at boss monsters you can't defeat at your current level. You don't die, but if you don't defeat a boss monster within the time limit, you go back to the level before it. Then you can either go back and farm some gold to get better heroes, or get more ancients powers, or other options for increasing your powerfulness to defeat the boss. It's not really about losing, though, but about finding the right configuration to allow you to go further.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:17 AM on August 12, 2015


*click*
*click*
*click*
*click* *click* *click* *click* *click* *click*
*click*
*click*
*click* *click* *click* *click* *click*
*click* *click*
*click*
*upgrade*
*click* *click* *click* *click* *click* *click* *click* *click* *click*

This is really annoying.

And I can see how it could get addictive.
posted by zarq at 10:17 AM on August 12, 2015


Ah! Thank you. jacquilynne. :)
posted by zarq at 10:18 AM on August 12, 2015


Why did you make me restart Clicker Heroes?

WHY
posted by GuyZero at 10:18 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Did you ever do a spreadsheet?
posted by zarq at 10:19 AM on August 12, 2015


It's quaint to read that old thread now. Frostleaf was the highest hero!
posted by yhbc at 10:39 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know the cap on a clan?

I think I read in the Reddit 0.20 patch thread that it is 10 members. I might be wrong.

I also don't run the game at work. I granted 4 requests before I left, will check back again this evening. If we get full, maybe someone else could create a 2nd one.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:19 AM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I don't see how you join a clan. Where should I be looking?
posted by Mchelly at 11:27 AM on August 12, 2015


Rightmost tab of the heroes panel.

It's new in version 0.20 which just came out. If you're still running 0.19, you might need to force a reload (shift-F5 or shift-click on the reload button) in your browser to get the new version.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:32 AM on August 12, 2015


Request in as Plinth.
posted by plinth at 11:39 AM on August 12, 2015


It's a Skinner box zarq, and like all clicker games has less camouflage of that fact than other sorts of games. I've been playing it off and on since the original FPP. I don't know why.
posted by Wretch729 at 11:39 AM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


And what do clans do again?
posted by boo_radley at 11:39 AM on August 12, 2015


requested as FritoKAL (though I had to import my game from Kongregate, so it's being weird now)
posted by FritoKAL at 12:37 PM on August 12, 2015


I would like to file an official complaint, because I had not heard of this game before today, and now, I can't stop playing.
posted by joyceanmachine at 12:41 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Clan is already full. Wow.
posted by Mchelly at 12:47 PM on August 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


Must've reached its limit of pending requests, I guess. I'm not at home to grant them right now.

Does anyone else feel like spending 50 rubies to create a 2nd clan? Might be good to have separate clans for CH newbies and old-timers; some of the comments on Reddit suggests clans work best when members are at roughly the same level of highest-zone-ever.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:09 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Here's a tip for the lazy - those quick mouse click programs work miracles on this game. Kinda cheating but hey, some of those bosses require an extensive amount of grinding (or at least they did when I stopped playing).
posted by lpcxa0 at 1:20 PM on August 12, 2015


Clicker Heroes is hellishly addictive. I had to crack the thing just so I could get a moment's peace.
posted by leotrotsky at 1:33 PM on August 12, 2015


Oh godammit. Every time I think I'm out...

*click*
*click*
posted by nubs at 1:49 PM on August 12, 2015


Is this something I'd have to have SwarmSim pried from my cold dead fingers to understand?
posted by mittens at 2:01 PM on August 12, 2015


I've never found it difficult to run SwarmSim and ClickerHeroes in parallel. When I start AdventureCapitalist at the same time, though, my macbook runs a little warm.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:05 PM on August 12, 2015


Damn, clan already full!
posted by Bugbread at 2:39 PM on August 12, 2015


Nooo, why did I open it again? D:
posted by Akhu at 4:16 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'll make another clan, I'm at 48 rubies now. I'm thinking ClickFilter as the group name if it's available. If similar strength matters, I'm at 62k hero souls and at level 820
posted by Green With You at 7:06 PM on August 12, 2015


I'd join if someone makes a new clan. Highest lvl is 647.
posted by Wretch729 at 7:15 PM on August 12, 2015


Beginner's guide that I found quite interesting and useful: Guide To Clicker Heroes (Pt. 1) Leveling/First Ascension.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:17 PM on August 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Took long enough! "ClickFilter" now accepting members.
posted by Green With You at 7:43 PM on August 12, 2015


Just put your names here and I'll accept ya when I see you. I'll be up for a few more hours tonight and I'll check in the morning.
posted by Green With You at 7:44 PM on August 12, 2015


I'm only 344, but I'll join. I'm Akhu on there too.
posted by Akhu at 7:54 PM on August 12, 2015


Just requested as FritoKAL
posted by FritoKAL at 8:19 PM on August 12, 2015


Just requested as Bugbread.
posted by Bugbread at 8:27 PM on August 12, 2015


OK, back at home and have accepted the pending requests on clan MetaFilter. Looks like we have 9 members so maybe if my guess of 10 is correct there's one slot open?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 8:39 PM on August 12, 2015


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:04 PM on August 12, 2015


(just kidding - that slot is still open!)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:08 PM on August 12, 2015


Oh man! I don't have access to the laptop I idle on right now, but if there's any room still I would love to try to join tomorrow...
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:40 PM on August 12, 2015


If not I can start a third clan. I have 40something rubies right now that I was saving up for a quick ascend but when I reach 50 in a few hours I'd be glad to spend them on this instead.
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:41 PM on August 12, 2015


I had 5 people request overnight who didn't share their names here so I'm going to reject them after work if they haven't spoken up.
posted by Green With You at 6:49 AM on August 13, 2015


(Pointer in case people aren't aware of it: Comprehensive Walkthrough/Guide for Beginners - Reddit.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:10 AM on August 13, 2015


Thanks joseph conrad is fully awesome, that's helpful!

Hi. I started playing this yesterday, damn you all. I am interested in being in a clan but I cannot figure out how, even though I'm on v0.20. I'm either overlooking something really obvious or I haven't unlocked something (do you need to have an Ascension under your belt, maybe?) Anyway, if I figure it out at some point, and there are still clans with spots in them, I shall join.
posted by Stacey at 8:58 AM on August 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yay I'm in and some of you people are insane. Level 4000?

But a handful of hero souls is has a material impact for me, so thanks for that.
posted by GuyZero at 9:28 AM on August 13, 2015


Stacey, eventually you'll notice a tab on the far right above your list of fighter peeps. It has three ghostly blue figures on it with their hands in the air apparently rocking out hard and having the greatest time ever. Click on that and you get all kinds of social options including joining a clan. I'm not sure if you have to get to level 100 or something for the social options to appear, but you don't have to ascend. I'm afraid to join a clan because I'm so terrible at this game. The worse you are, the more ruinous the dopamine blast when you get what is called a "ruby." (WHY IS THE RUBY A FISH/CITRUS FRUIT? WHY ISN'T IT RED?)
posted by Don Pepino at 9:29 AM on August 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


I anxiously await the rocking-out-heroes tab. (Right now I'm stuck at level 49 and I have three tabs - swordfight, stars doing some sort of cheerleader pyramid, and bar-graph-or-possibly-a-tiara. Gonna try to do my actual job for a while and hope that when I come back I'll have enough gold to buy some powers to kick the crap out of level 50.)
posted by Stacey at 9:39 AM on August 13, 2015


Don Pepino, the clickable that gives you gold (and SOMETIMES a ruby or two) changes from time to time. Right now, it's an orangefish.
posted by yhbc at 9:39 AM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Is it always an animal-plant combo like that? Because that means when it turns out to be a ruby, it's animal, vegetable, AND mineral, all in one! This must be what makes the game so compelling that I must spend a minimum of 20 hours clicking on it each and every day of my life from now until the hour of my death, when I will probably be at level 8,977,555,234,136 or so.
posted by Don Pepino at 9:47 AM on August 13, 2015


Oh -- it's possible you need to create an online account to enable the Clans tab. The little floppy-disc icon in the column at top-right. If you're not logged in it'll probably have a little bouncing ! on it.

(It was originally for online save, which is useful for moving between computers; I suspect Clan identity is built on it too. It asks for an email address + password; I haven't noticed any spam arising from it.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:49 AM on August 13, 2015


No, that's not necessary because I never created an online account and I got the Clans tab. As an aside, did anyone figure out if the raids happen at the same time every day? (Obviously, at the moment I am hard at work reading MetaFilter, not wasting my time at home playing Clicker Heroes).
posted by yhbc at 9:59 AM on August 13, 2015


In case anyone else is in the same boat, apparently the rocking-out heroes appear when you hit level 51. Whee! Now to scroll back up and see if there's a clan with a spot for a newbie.
posted by Stacey at 10:26 AM on August 13, 2015


Clicker Heroes? I'll outsource my response to Al Pacino.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:43 AM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


did anyone figure out if the raids happen at the same time every day?

Midnight UTC, according to comments on the Reddit Clans megathread.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:03 AM on August 13, 2015


Okay, had a rough morning but I'm back up to speed now, but it looks like ClickFilter is full. When I get 50 rubies (currently at 44) I'll start a new one.
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:18 AM on August 13, 2015


At what point can you join a clan? I just started this morning and I don't see the tab.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:22 AM on August 13, 2015


I guess the 10 person limit includes people who applied to join the clan. I've only accepted a few people to ClickFilter so far, so the rest of the people who applied must have found it randomly. I'll reject them tonight, probably around 6:00pm Central Daylight Time when I get home.
posted by Green With You at 11:36 AM on August 13, 2015


I caved and logged on at work. Stacey, are you Stacita?
posted by Green With You at 11:41 AM on August 13, 2015


Oooh! I'm Buff Orpington
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:43 AM on August 13, 2015


Oh, I forgot that people can find clans randomly.

I recognize most of the members in clan MetaFilter except Droojo, NeoHakke, and Consonants -- speak up!
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:45 AM on August 13, 2015


Yes, yes I am, Green With You!
posted by Stacey at 11:51 AM on August 13, 2015


So when you enter a raid, do you enter with whatever your current DPS and click damage are in the non-clan game, or is there some kind of objective power level you're assigned based on hero souls or something? I'm ascending a few times a day to farm HS and chase the 250 ascension achievement but wanted to make sure not to ascend within a reasonable build-up time before midnight UTC so I wouldn't be a weak baby during today's raid...
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:58 AM on August 13, 2015


I tried joining MetaFilter and it's full.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:03 PM on August 13, 2015


When I checked out the raid I saw my attack rating was something like 1500. It seemed to be based on the number of hero souls I earned since I had logged in that day. I then ascended and earned another 2000 or so hero souls and saw that my attack rating had increased by another 2000. So it seems to be directly tied to the number of hero souls you earned. I'm thinking it may reset at midnight UTC so everyone has to build up their hero souls, but that's just a guess. If it didn't reset then I'd have tied it directly to the number of hero souls you have instead of starting from 0 and increasing.
posted by Green With You at 12:04 PM on August 13, 2015


OH, I didn't hover over the question mark by Immortal Damage on the raid page and assumed that referred to the boss, not to me. Okay, thanks!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 12:06 PM on August 13, 2015


I am CancerMan, and I've requested to join ClickFilter.
posted by CancerMan at 12:17 PM on August 13, 2015


I'm Saminal there too and asked to join ClickFilter.
posted by Saminal at 12:32 PM on August 13, 2015


But...... I had things to do today...
posted by schmod at 2:58 PM on August 13, 2015


I accepted "otters walk among us" and "behemot" which fills up the group. If they don't confirm they're mefites though I'll drop them in favor of someone else if they want to join.
posted by Green With You at 4:16 PM on August 13, 2015


So today's raid is now available... do we need to all go at the same time? I don't know how it works and don't want to screw it up for the rest of the clan!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 5:01 PM on August 13, 2015


I must have missed it, because since I asked now it's showing as defeated already with the timer counting down to tomorrow. Hmm, I'll look it up in the FAQ...
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 5:08 PM on August 13, 2015


It seems it's everyone goes at the same time. It only lasted 30 seconds. The enemies get progressively harder whenever you beat one.
posted by Green With You at 5:08 PM on August 13, 2015


I believe strictly speaking the raid lasts until that day's immortal is killed, with each clan member getting a 30s attack to damage it. So raids should get more fun once you reach a high enough level of immortal that it takes more than one person's damage to beat it.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 5:14 PM on August 13, 2015


I don't get it. In the ClickFilter clan Sparky and I ran today's raid. We killed 9 enemies, each getting progressively harder, before time ran out. The "Today's Raid" screen now says "Immortal Level 1 Defeated". If we killed 9 guys, how come it's Immortal Level 1? How does one encounter Immortal Level 2, etc.?
posted by Bugbread at 5:19 PM on August 13, 2015


I think that means that your raid tomorrow should start at Immortal Level 10.

But I may have all this completely wrong.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 5:32 PM on August 13, 2015


So are we all going to go right at midnight UTC each day? I don't want to miss out again!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 5:42 PM on August 13, 2015


I'd like to join ClickFilter if a spot opens up!
posted by Reverend John at 7:05 PM on August 13, 2015


Aw man, full up.
posted by sarcasticah at 7:50 PM on August 13, 2015


Ah, about that "full up" thing:

I recognize most of the members in clan MetaFilter except Droojo, NeoHakke, and Consonants -- speak up!

Haven't heard from any of them.

Droojo and NeoHakke aren't MeFi usernames; kicked.
Consonants might be a lurking MeFite so benefit of the doubt.

So, 2 open slots on clan MetaFilter: reply here or MeMail me with your CH username and I'll grant requests.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:08 PM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Alright, this thread got me started on this game (just what I needed!) so I've applied to join the clan. IGN: Toben
posted by mstokes650 at 9:56 PM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


OK, you and joseph conrad are in; full again.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:58 PM on August 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hopefully they'll add an option to disallow random people from applying to join. Would make this process easier.
posted by Green With You at 7:41 AM on August 14, 2015


Oh, hey everyone. I'm Consonants FYI, consummate lurker. Thanks for organizing the clan!
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 9:24 AM on August 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


THIS IS SO MUCH FUN.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:36 AM on August 14, 2015


I went from 5 Hero Souls to 13 - just for joining the clan! This has stoked my interest in learning how to play Clicker Heroes better. er. Betterer.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:38 AM on August 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I'm in if there's a clan that's not full yet. My HZE is 1690, currently grinding Solomon levels up to 665.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 10:30 AM on August 14, 2015


Extremely satisfying finally killing that Boss you haven't been able to.

Extremely satisfying.

Also: I don't like beating up on little hairy jam-face dude. He's just hanging out not hurting anyone. (And his brother, non-jamface hairy dude.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:01 PM on August 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


I play sporadically, is it still worth joining a clan, if one opens up? I wouldn't want to mess with it if I bring other people down by not playing raids every day or whatnot. (My name there is Margalo.)
posted by Margalo Epps at 6:26 PM on August 14, 2015


Oh, and my highest level is 1049. I haven't played since before relics were introduced.
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:03 PM on August 14, 2015


If anything opens in the clan again, I'm Mary Ellen.
posted by sarcasticah at 9:04 PM on August 14, 2015


I played this last year? And made it up to about level 1400 before losing my game. I had not created an account either. Curses. Oh well, starting fresh.

Join me. Clan name: HeroFilter
posted by Roger Dodger at 3:42 PM on August 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Just sent a request -- I'm lamasoft there.
posted by AwkwardPause at 4:05 PM on August 16, 2015


I just sent a request to join.
posted by sarcasticah at 5:03 PM on August 16, 2015


Welcome. And I see grouse has succumbed as well. Anyone claiming WackoWhisperer or RATTLER?
posted by Roger Dodger at 5:59 PM on August 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sent a request - same name in game.
posted by muddgirl at 9:12 PM on August 16, 2015


Also, I remember playing this game when it first came out, and I remember it was charming but seemed pretty shallow. I guess it's been slowly expanding over the past year or so because I'm hooked.
posted by muddgirl at 9:14 PM on August 16, 2015


Same nick as well! Let's click our way to...victory? Does it count if there's no end?
posted by persona at 9:29 PM on August 16, 2015


Excellent. Up to half a dozen mefites and a random person. Looks like random requests roll in a couple per hour so let me know if you have a different name there.
posted by Roger Dodger at 9:50 PM on August 16, 2015


Thanks for starting a new clan. I sent a request. Same name.
posted by isthmus at 11:04 PM on August 16, 2015


Also sent a request: unesn6iduja.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:31 PM on August 16, 2015


HeroFilter is full! Any other clans accepting a lowly first run level 79?
posted by pianissimo at 3:46 AM on August 17, 2015


We squeezed pianissimo in. And HeroFilter is officially full. Now if you'll excuse me. *click* *click* *click*
posted by Roger Dodger at 6:46 AM on August 17, 2015


Thanks Roger Dodger!
posted by pianissimo at 7:49 AM on August 17, 2015


HeroFilter forever!
posted by isthmus at 7:56 AM on August 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


Our clan (ClickFilter) had a bug for a few days where we weren't advancing past the Lvl 1 Immortal, so if anyone didn't get in within 30 seconds of when the first clan member started the raid, they'd pretty much be locked out for the next 23:59:30! But as of today we're up to Lvl 20 and it's getting to where it takes several attempts to kill the daily Immortal, so if anyone got discouraged after several days of not being able to join the fight, please keep checking over the next several days. The Immortals are getting more powerful and we'll need all the help we can get to kill them!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 5:57 PM on August 17, 2015


Is there a clan I can join that isn't yet full?
posted by jeffamaphone at 6:10 PM on August 17, 2015


There's a eeddit thread where the devs say that may need the hero soul distribution from taking on immortals. The explanation is fair but geez, too bad.
posted by GuyZero at 9:20 PM on August 17, 2015


Anyone use the CivCrafter app based on CivClicker? I made a clan, but it's still just me. It seems like all the clans are full of hardcore people, or clans of 1 made by new players, like mine. Invite code for mine is PYWEQ277.
posted by booksherpa at 9:45 AM on August 19, 2015


Yo, Consonants: reading the Reddit threads, I think you need to (a) wait 30 seconds past midnight UTC, then (b) refresh the page to get the next level Immortal.

Otherwise you'll just end up killing the Level 23 immortal every day, it'll never advance to Level 24, and we won't ever reach a level high enough to give everyone a crack at fighting it.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 5:04 PM on August 20, 2015


How on earth have some of you got to 1000+? I'm having difficulties getting past 160. Am I missing something? I've Libertas and Siyalatas lvl 4, 40 hero souls, Treebeast at 1000 levels, using the calculator to get most efficient upgrades, and it still feels just like starting a new game. Do I just need patience?
posted by Pyrogenesis at 6:27 AM on August 21, 2015


For me I think it was (a) using The Masked Samurai, which apparently is/was the best bang-for-the-buck of the early heroes; (b) getting a couple of gilds onto him; (c) Argiav to increase the multiplier that gilding gives a hero. (But that that stage deliberately gilding a hero with shift-click is too expensive; until you can afford to deliberately gild Samurai, better to simply focus on levelling up whichever of your heroes is most gilded.)

Levelling Midas to 100 and buying his charms gets you a lot more gold per hit. Mammon and Mimzee are also useful for getting more gold. More gold = more levels on your best hero = more chance to reach higher zones and get more gilds on your heroes.

Also: Ascend to bank Hero Souls whenever your progress stalls; summoning and leveling up Ancients is the way to progress.

Even with all this though: once you hit Frostleaf progress through the remaining "ranger" heroes (Dread Knight onwards) is very slow; they're spaced a lot further apart.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:35 AM on August 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


(Oh, and Vaagur to reduce reload times + the EDR / ER combo for maximizing The Dark Ritual. Dark Ritual damage multipliers apply to the lifetime of the current ascension, so it's worth hitting it early and often IMHO.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:41 AM on August 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


How on earth have some of you got to 1000+? I'm having difficulties getting past 160. Am I missing something?

How long have you been playing? How long does it take to get to level 100? How long after getting to level 100 do you wait before ascending?

I'm well over 150 days in now and only just cracked 1000 this week although I was being very inefficient getting here. I could probably get to this same point in half the time by playing the way I do now . We had a deal, Kyle has some good suggestions if you're not aware of them.
posted by Green With You at 9:13 AM on August 21, 2015


using The Masked Samurai, which apparently is/was the best bang-for-the-buck of the early heroes

Looks like I'm out of date on that; this incredibly technical Reddit thread indicates that Treebeast is indeed the more efficient choice.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:49 AM on August 21, 2015


How on earth have some of you got to 1000+?
I don't particularly know, but I suspect it has something to do with the following statistics. Time played since first click: 329 days, world ascensions: 125.

At the lower levels, using all the extra powers on bosses, like clickstorm, and energizing dark ritual, and whatnot. Make sure to buy as many levels of heroes as possible before ascending, as every 2,000 translates to one more soul upon ascension. Using some of the optimizers may be helpful as well -- it may be that you're better off not getting ancients yet, or just one specific one, and it can help you figure that out. And if you're really slogging through levels, it really can help to restart often to build up your hero souls.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:55 PM on August 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


We had someone drop out of ClickFilter and over the weekend we got a new request from someone with the username GDayle. Is that a MeFite? If so, show yourself and I'll add you!
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 11:06 AM on August 24, 2015


So this is out on phones and I'm just around my first ascension on iOS. Are clans cross-platform, or is there an iOS MeFi clan?
posted by pahalial at 4:14 PM on August 26, 2015


I'm boo_radley and lookin' for a clan!
posted by boo_radley at 5:48 PM on August 31, 2015


Ooh, there's a spot in ClickFilter. I sent a request to join with the same username as I use here.
posted by JiBB at 3:46 PM on September 2, 2015


How you know you're addicted to Clicker Heroes:

I saw the FPP that says "Libraries' Tech Pipeline Problem" and I thought it said "Libertas's Tech Pipeline Problem", and I thought it was an FPP about the Ancient of Freedom.
posted by isthmus at 9:47 PM on September 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


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