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reliquary
07-01-14, 11:09 AM
Hi! I'm on Level 26 and wanting to ask a few questions about when and if I should stop all my quests and level up my sawmills and mines.
More importantly if I do, will I be able to get to a point where I won't have to buy trees and rocks to supplement?

Does leveling them to 5 produce more resources, Or simply just speed them up?

Most of my current quests only require happenstance items from trolls and other beasties so I have time to level up, but WoW do they consume the resources. (Resources I could be using on building a cathedral or amphitheater) I'd love to get to the point where I don't have to buy trees 10 at a time....does that ever happen?

What are you gals/guys thought about the best strategies :):):)

zenobia42
07-01-14, 11:40 AM
I am pretty sure that leveling up resource buildings ONLY decreases the time between collections. If upgrading them did increase the amount of resources they produce per collection, then I'd upgrade mine. But as it is, I see no reason whatsoever to waste resources and gold on leveling mine. I need them for all the quests I'm working on at level 30. My mines & sawmills are level 2; my stables and hatcheries level 1; and they are all staying that level for the foreseeable future. I don't understand why the upgrades cost SO much and give SO little. I mean, -10 minutes is only useful if you happen to be online exactly 10 minutes earlier to collect from them each time. Totally useless IMO.

I'm working on getting an amphitheater to finish "Micro Managing" (quest line eventually opens up the trade for fruits);
"Strictly Ornamental" in the Sabina quest line;
"Write the Wrongs" in the just-begun Faerie Respite line (triggers when you reach level 30, I think, and have Sabina untangled;
and just finished Part III / started Part IV of the troll quests.
So my resources are all going into blocks and beams and the 2 months it seems to take to make one single stupid magic cement, and you need friggen FOUR of them for Sabina's house!

reliquary
07-01-14, 12:21 PM
Thanks, I got both sawmills to lv. 3 but might just focus on getting wizzard schools up to 3 or so cause they give more energy.
I need to build a cathedral and amphitheater (micro managing) to get to Sabrina.... But what's up w/ needing 70 FUR!?!
The gazebo thing wiped me out and not a skunkupine in sight!

I feel ya tho on the magic cement:( I'm terrified of having to make them...lol

I'm at Chill out potion for Thurston...... Arg... Rat tails gone.
fairy magic.....all fairy jars gone for gazebo too
And friendly skunkupine......did I mention I haven't seen a beastie or troll for about two days now. I would love for it to start raining trolls boars or beasts:)

But yeah, really good to know that the sawmills don't give more. Anyone else have a different experience?

I'm playing for the longterm and really active, could use some super active neighbors to trade for furs.....Id: reliquary :)

Rockylandia
07-01-14, 01:23 PM
There is one quest that requires you to have a level 5 deep mine. I can't remember which one, although I'm thinking it might be the one that gets you Sabina's cottage. So you do end up upgrading one deep mine in order to continue the quest line.

roguebee
07-01-14, 03:10 PM
In the Greselda Quest, you are going to upgrade the Theater, Jeweler, & Conservatory to lv. 5. In the Blythewood Sapling Part 2 you will need a Level 5 Library and a Level 5 Deep Mine. I want to say there is at least one more quest where you have to have a Level 5 building.

roguebee
07-01-14, 03:13 PM
I'm usually maxed out on stones and other quarry products (except for when quests wipe out my stocks), but I suspect I'll be a tree farmer until I quit playing.

reliquary
07-01-14, 03:29 PM
Wow thanks so much for the advice!......I really haven't looked that far ahead for all these quest requirements

I really love when I fianally get something upgraded before it calls for it and the windows bounce up quickly for the rewards!

Don't really mind being a tree farmer, but the ratio for iron ore to rock in an outcropping is re-dunk-ulous!
I've got piles of rocks takin' up space cause I just need the ore

I'm a block and beam machine.....and only make lanterns before going to bed at night
3 royal beams, then 3 royal blocks, then 3 wisps.........and still always out of wood and stone
At least I'm beyond the sap drought phase...Lolz

Queenzod
07-01-14, 04:00 PM
Once you get to a certain level your resources build back up very quickly, and even more so if all your resource buildings are upgraded. You can wipe out all of your stock and get it back within a day. You rarely have to chop trees or rocks Eventually, you'll want to get things upgraded, if only to get rid of the upgrade screen when you tap on it to see how much longer until collection. Take your time. There's no rush! Do it at your own pace and you won't get frustrated.

Happy gaming! :)

Guardian452
07-01-14, 06:53 PM
Take your time. There's no rush! Do it at your own pace and you won't get frustrated.

I agree.

It's worthwhile upgrading a Wizard School to max level because it gives you more energy when you collect. Other than that, I would suggest upgrading building to max only when needed to advance a quest. In the meantime, just keep those resource buildings churning out blocks, beams, glues & enchanters essence when your close to maxing out on materials. You will eventually discover that you've accumulated enough materials to do a particular upgrade.

WorldOfMakeBelieve
07-01-14, 08:37 PM
Always upgrade your resources buildings. In the long run it will help to maintain supplies at the highest levels and save you the grief that so many players express during the timed events. I am currently building my gazebo stress-free!

lifesakick
07-05-14, 08:26 PM
Always upgrade your resources buildings. In the long run it will help to maintain supplies at the highest levels and save you the grief that so many players express during the timed events. I am currently building my gazebo stress-free!

Thank you for offering your experience. I'm a builder and upgraded too, but also spend coins on expansions. Perhaps that is a downfall for growth. For example, can't get past one quest because I don't have an apple tree to make the 2 pies for Griselda. At a crossroads. How to approach ... Spend dollars on gems to get apple tree? I'll check to see I&D there is a thread for that one.
I have appreciated everyone's input here.

outhouse01
07-05-14, 09:07 PM
Thank you for offering your experience. I'm a builder and upgraded too, but also spend coins on expansions. Perhaps that is a downfall for growth. For example, can't get past one quest because I don't have an apple tree to make the 2 pies for Griselda. At a crossroads. How to approach ... Spend dollars on gems to get apple tree? I'll check to see I&D there is a thread for that one.
I have appreciated everyone's input here.

Not necessarily a new person (viewing) the forum. However, your post log suggests that. My advice:

1. Read ALL threads, that's how I learnt so much. Even the specific goals from a year back. People on this forum are super helpful most of the time.

2. Bite the bullet, buy an apple tree. Otherwise you could be waiting an infinity to progress. Not sure of what else is on store, but at least the tree will give golden apples if you need them.

Good luck. Cheers

My options are my own, I am not affiliated in any way with TL. I cannot help with drops, nor can I influence other posters smart Alec comments

kudukuda
07-05-14, 11:50 PM
There is also the fruit trade that is not worth anything, but may drop apples.

Oh, and outhouse, I actually DO think you have pull with others. Hee hee hee. Msybe skippy can bring lifesakick some apples...

Jennerwein1
07-06-14, 06:59 AM
Thanks, I got both sawmills to lv. 3 but might just focus on getting wizzard schools up to 3 or so cause they give more energy.
I need to build a cathedral and amphitheater (micro managing) to get to Sabrina.... But what's up w/ needing 70 FUR!?!
The gazebo thing wiped me out and not a skunkupine in sight!

I feel ya tho on the magic cement:( I'm terrified of having to make them...lol

I'm at Chill out potion for Thurston...... Arg... Rat tails gone.
fairy magic.....all fairy jars gone for gazebo too
And friendly skunkupine......did I mention I haven't seen a beastie or troll for about two days now. I would love for it to start raining trolls boars or beasts:)

But yeah, really good to know that the sawmills don't give more. Anyone else have a different experience?

I'm playing for the longterm and really active, could use some super active neighbors to trade for furs.....Id: reliquary :)

I have not upgraded much either, not enough bang for the buck. I did build 2 of each :bakery,forge and workshop. Helps a lot. Upgraded the towers/ spires for royal points.
You can play those games in the quest book for gems and then buy the darn apple tree. (I might get another one, sooooo slow, and still no golden apple!)
It seems I have read somewhere that you get more beasties if you have more hearts. I try to keep at 4 and get them ALL the time. (Lvl 29.9999) 😉
Have sent invite (Jennerwein1). I, too am looking for active neighbors, I play several times a day.

reliquary
07-06-14, 10:20 AM
Thank you all you gals/guys for all the insightful advice:):)

I got my cathedral and amphitheater built in 3 days due to all the beams and blocks I saved not upgrading. But yeah, the best advice above is just enjoying the gameplay:) I've been blasting along and loving every great sigh I have after getting a goal accomplished, still trying to keep all inventory above 30 and reading ahead for all the future requirements.....I don't want the game to end:):) and love just geeking out on the math of it all:)

I did buy an apple tree, wizard schools and an alicorn for each day of the week. If energy is the currency of this game,I'll play(pay)along...it's rad! I do calculate the real money costs of each item and and how much in the long run it will help ie. provide me a pleasurable pastime.

Sir piggy is worth it(if that is what the g.apple is for) he drops once an hour, and is always a priority to keep fed cause of his random gifts....it always makes me smile when he drops wood beams....a lantern!?!....or 3 waters!?! piggy water lol!

And keep those social hearts up, my theory is that if you are not using your 10 free energy from visiting neighbors (at least one heart) you probably are not very active anymore. I want to be able to give bonuses to all my neighbors and visit them everyday:)

lifesakick
07-13-14, 07:40 PM
:D
Really appreciate your feedback and as new as I am to forums, will do my utmost best!
BTW, one of the quests gifted an apple tree!!! Wheeee!!!!
Enjoying Castle Story every day and meeting all of you. :D


Not necessarily a new person (viewing) the forum. However, your post log suggests that. My advice:

1. Read ALL threads, that's how I learnt so much. Even the specific goals from a year back. People on this forum are super helpful most of the time.

2. Bite the bullet, buy an apple tree. Otherwise you could be waiting an infinity to progress. Not sure of what else is on store, but at least the tree will give golden apples if you need them.

Good luck. Cheers

My options are my own, I am not affiliated in any way with TL. I cannot help with drops, nor can I influence other posters smart Alec comments

outhouse01
07-13-14, 08:19 PM
:D
Really appreciate your feedback and as new as I am to forums, will do my utmost best!
BTW, one of the quests gifted an apple tree!!! Wheeee!!!!
Enjoying Castle Story every day and meeting all of you. :D

Congrats on the tree and accepted. Enjoy. Cheers