Sunday, 8 December 2013

Idle Mine: Walkthrough Guide

Idle Mine: Walkthrough Guide

List of Mines on Idle Mine
Poo - HP: 100 | D: 0 | $2
Paper - HP: 400 | D:2 | $10
Salt - HP:700 | D:15 | $22
Clay - HP:1400 | D:35 | $50
Rock - HP:2200 | D:90 | $120
Coal - HP:4000 | D:200 | $275
Bone - HP:7000 | D:380 | $580
Lead - HP:12,400 | D:700 | $1,100
Iron - HP:16,000 | D:1,140 | $1,850
Copper - HP:25,000 | D:1,600 | $3,200
Carbonite - HP:40,000 | D:2,500 | $5,200
Quartz - HP:64,000 | D:3,800 | $8,600
Spooky Bone - HP:92,000 | D:5,400 | $14,000
Silver - HP:128,000 | D:7,200 | $20,000
Crystal - HP:200,000 | D:9,999 | $42,000
Topaz - HP:500,000 | D:13,500 | $140,000
Amethyst - HP:1,400,000 | D:18,000 | $480,000
Aquamarine - HP:4,800,000 | D:24,500 | $2,200,000
Emerald - HP:13,000,000 | D:34,000 | $7,200,000
Ruby - HP:42,000,000 | D:50,000 | $25,500,000
Sapphire - HP:120,000,000 | D:80,000 | $85,000,000
Haunted Bone - HP:200,000,000 | D:130,000 | $190,000,000
Gold - HP:360,000,000 | D:200,000 | $400,000,000
Platinum - HP:500,000,000 | D:295,000 | $760,000,000
Diamond - HP:700,000,000 | D:440,000 | $1,600,000,000
Mithril - HP:1,000,000,000 | D:680,000 | $2,800,000,000
Obsidian - HP:1,400,000,000 | D:1,050,000 | $4,800,000,000
Earth Essence - HP:2,000,000,000 | D:1,400,000 | $8,200,000,000
Orbium - HP:2,600,000,000 | D:2,000,000 | $13.50b
Novalite - HP:3,500,000,000 | D:2,800,000 | $24.50b
Magic Crystal - HP:4,900,000,000 | D:4,000,000 | $42.00b
Darkstone - HP:7,200,000,000 | D:5,800,000 | $70.00b
Adamantium - HP:10.00b | D:8,500,000 | $125.00b
Fire Essence - HP:14.00b | D:12,000,000 | $200.00b
Lunalite - HP:20.00b | D:17,000,000 | $340.00b
Mysterium - HP:30.00b | D:24,000,000 | $580.00b
Cursed Bone - HP:45.00b | D:33,500,000 | $1,050.00b
Wind Essence - HP:68.00b | D:48,000,000 | $1,700.00b
Unobtanium - HP:100.00b | D:69,000,000 | $3,000.00b
Sollite - HP:130.00b | D:95,000,000 | $4,800.00b
Water Essence - HP:175.00b | D:138,000,000 | $7,200.00b
Absurdium - HP:240.00b | D:205,000,000 | $12,000.00b
Cosmolite - HP:320.00b | D:300,000,000 | $20,000,00b
Shadow Essence - HP:435.00b | D:440,000,000 | $30,000.00b
Demonite - HP:590.00b | D:640,000,000 | $48,000.00b
Eternium - HP:780.00b | D:95,000,000 | $72,000.00b
Mysticite - HP:1,050.00b | D:1,400,000,000 | $110,000.00b
Light Essence - HP:1,350,00b | D:2,000,000,000 | $170,000.00b
Soulstone - HP:1,800.00b | D:3,100,000,000 | $270,000.00b
Arcanium - HP:2,400.00b | D:4,800,000,000 | $420,000.00b
Hellstone Lv. 1 - HP:3,200.00b | D:7,000,000,000 | $680,000.00b
Hellstone Lv. 2 - HP:3,840.00b | D:10.50b | $1,020,000.00b
Hellstone Lv. 3 - HP:4.608.00b | D:15.75b | $1,530,000.00b
Hellstone Lv. 4 - HP:5,529.60b | D:23.62b | $2,295,000.00b
Hellstone Lv. 5 - HP:6,635.52b | D:35.43b | $3,442,500.00b
Hellstone Lv. 6 - HP:7,962.62b | D:53.15b | $5,163,750.00b
Hellstone Lv. 7 - HP:9,555.14b | D:79.73b | $7,745,625.00b
Hellstone Lv. 8 - HP:11,466.17b | D:119.60b | $11,618,437.50b
Hellstone Lv. 9 - HP:13,759,41b | D:179.40b | $17,427,656.25b
Hellstone Lv. 10 - HP:16,511.29b | D:269.10b | $26,141,484.37b
Hellstone Lv. 11 - HP:19,813.55b | D:403.65b | $39,212,226.56b
Hellstone Lv. 12 - HP:23,776.26b | D:605.48b | $59,818,339.84b
Hellstone Lv. 13 - HP:28,531.52b | D:908.22b | $88,227,509.76b
Hellstone Lv. 14 - HP:34,237.82b | D:1,362.33b | $132,341,264.64b
Hellstone Lv. 15 - HP:41,085.39b | D:2,043.50b | $198,511,896.97b
Hellstone Lv. 16 - HP:49,301.46b | D:2,452.20b | $267,991,060.91b
Hellstone Lv. 17 - HP:59,162.96b | D:2,942.64b | $361,787,932.23b
Hellstone Lv. 18 - HP:70,995.55b | D:3,531.17b | $488,413,708.51b
Hellstone Lv. 19 - HP:85,194.66b | D:4,237.41b | $659,358,506.49b
Hellstone Lv. 20 - HP:102,233.59b | D:5,084.89b | $890,133,983.76b
Hellstone Lv. 21 - HP:122,680.31b | D:6,101.87b | $1,201,680,878.08b
Hellstone Lv. 22 - HP:147,216.38b | D:7,322.24b | $1,622,269,185.41b
Hellstone Lv. 23 - HP:176,659.66b | D:8,786.69b | $2,190,063,400.31b
Hellstone Lv. 24 - HP:211,991.59b | D:10,522.03b | $2,956,585,590.41b
Hellstone Lv. 25 - HP:254,389.91b | D:12,652.84b | $3,991,390,547.06b

Calculation for Hellstone on Idle Mine
Here the calculations:
Multiple 1.2 to the HP of the previous, 1.2 to the previous defense and 1.35 to the previous money.

Example
1. To calculate Hellstone Lv.26, take the values from the previous level.
Hellstone Lv. 25 - HP:254,389.91b | D:12,652.84b | $3,991,390,547.06b

2. Multiply Accordingly
Hellstone Lv. 26 - HP:254,389.91b * 1.2 | D:12,652.84b * 1.2 | $3,991,390,547.06b * 1.35

3. Tada!
Hellstone Lv. 26 - HP:305,267.89b | D:15,183.41b | $5,388,377,238.53b

List of Upgrades on Idle Mine
Upgrade Blacksmith - Makes the blacksmith slightly better, increasing the base power of the pickaxes he produces.
Blacksmith Skill - Increases the general quality of crafted gear.
Blacksmith Expertise - Increases the likelihood of crafting with + bonuses.
Blacksmith Efficiency - Small chance the Blacksmith will not use a gem while crafting.
Gem Waster - Allows you to use several gems at once to ensure crafting a higher tier of the pic. But it's not worth it.
Manual Click Power - Increases the power of manual clicking.
Auto-Click Power - Increases the power of automatic clicks.
Auto-Click Faster - Increases the frequency of automatic clicks.
Idle Power - Can earn gold even when the game is closed.
Gem Finder - Increases odds of finding a gem.

Recommended Build on Idle Mine
1. Upgrade Blacksmith
2. Manual Click Power
3. Repeat 1 & 2 ten times
4. Craft New Pickaxe
5. Gem Waster
6. Blacksmith Skill
7. Blacksmith Expertise
8. Gem Finder
9. Blacksmith Efficiency
10. Auto-Click Faster
11. Auto-Click Power
12. Idle Power
13. Repeat from 1

Walkthrough Guide on Idle Mine
There is no wrong/right way to upgrade in Idle Mine. In my opinion, I would prefer to craft a stronger pickaxe, therefore Upgrade Blacksmith than to slowly stack the Manual Click Power. Mainly because the power from the pickaxe is a leading factor for your overall damage output, while Manual Click Power is a percentage multiplied onto the power. The best way for me is to level up Upgrade Blacksmith first until you are almost in the same price range as Manual Click Power. Then upgrade both Manual Click Power and Upgrade Blacksmith 7-10 times each. Here's the moment of truth! Try your luck by crafting a new pickaxe! Most of the time you will have success with your first try, however, craft several times to get the highest quality ones. Continue to follow the recommended build above and unlock those upgrades you can afford. Finally, repeat the entire process again!

Gem waster is a highly useful upgrade later on when you're mining high-level HWellstone, at least in my experience. Don't worry about wasting gems! The simple way to farm for a decent amount is by attacking the strongest mine that you can one hit auto with, and still earn a fair sum of money. Poo is just the first one you can do this at and not the best. A good way to figure out the most efficient ore to manually click is to find the one with the highest auto g/s. The g/s is more of a representation of earnings than an actual cash producer. It just calculates how long it takes to mine an ore fully and divides the reward by some seconds it takes to mine that ore by idling alone. That's how it comes to that value. This should output a highest average amount of damage and earn you the most amount of gold in any second. Lastly, you can hit alt-shift-num lock and activate the ease keys. Then press and hold '5' & '+' on the num pad. Every time you hit '5' it counts as one click, every time you hit the '+' it counts as two clicks... You'll save yourself from carpal tunnel syndrome, and your mouse won't go bad. :D

8 comments:

  1. Very informative! However, I would prefer something elaborating more on the subject of how the outcome of pickaxes is procured. For example, I received a "Bad COSMIC PICK" once. The "Bad" indicates that it had zero + bonus on it, meanwhile, the "COSMIC PICK" indicated that it was a 651% quality item, which this confused me as my Blacksmith Expertise had been level 8 at the time.

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  2. Up to level 36 hellstone.. when does it end ):

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    1. Around lvl 2200...

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    2. Literally just made it to hellstone 36 today =) I want to make it to 2200 cuz I want to see what happens when flash crashes ^.^

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    3. Just play a hacked version

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  3. Why does the alt-shift-num lock not work?

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  4. I find while the mine with the highest auto g/s is good for idling (obviously the best), the best mine for manually clicking is usually the highest mine that gives any auto g/s.
    I actually have a whole excel file detailing my money/click when manually mining each ore.
    It might be due to how I upgrade though. I always alternate between buying 1 manual click power and 1 upgrade blacksmith, always keeping the cost of the manual click power as close to, but lower then the upgrade blacksmith. I only buy idling power when I have a lot of money and it's way lower lvl than my blacksmith and manual click power.
    The reason my money/click is higher on other ores than the one with the highest auto g/s is because my manual power/click is way more than my idle power/click. My manual power/click is only slightly lower than my idle power/s, but my idle clicker clicks 4 times/s, so my manual power/click is around 4 times as high.
    At the highest ore that idle power can actually hit something, a manual click is worth about as much as a whole second of idling. On the ore with the highest auto g/s, it's only worth about half a second of idling.

    TL;DR: idling: take ore with highest auto g/s, not idling: take highest ore that actually gives any auto g/s.

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  5. Didnt look at this tut but accidentally already this 5 and + method by myself while playing cookie clicker. Good tip 4 lazy people though, even if I dont use it.

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