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12-30-15, 09:35 AM
Hi everyone. Maybe I just haven't noticed before but I noticed today after I started an expansion that it then said my next amount of runes to expand will be 72, I'm sure it was 70 before. Maybe it was 72 and I just haven't been paying attention but was sure it was 70. Can anyone tell me for definite?

12-30-15, 09:52 AM
That's strange. Mine says 70.

kooky panda
12-30-15, 10:03 AM
As you expand the number of runes will increase.
Currently I need 78 for my next expansion.

12-30-15, 10:38 AM
Ah, ok. I have been at 70 for so long and only ever seen people mention 70 that I thought that was the max.

12-30-15, 11:02 AM
Yeah, something to look forward to. Whooo hooooo.

01-01-16, 08:28 PM
I have a question. Does anyone have a strategy for accumulations runes? I try to hit the 4 corners and then the middle top and bottom in trying to get runes. Not sure this is the best strategy in trying to get more runes. Only get 1 per bomb; if lucky, 2. Takes forever to expand and I presently have 8 animals in storage.

01-01-16, 08:44 PM
If you imagine the mine as a grid, try to go in the middle of each of the 4 large squares rather than the corners. I remember a member made a post about it a long time ago, I will search to try to find it for you.

01-01-16, 09:17 PM
Post #3 in this thread might help you:


01-01-16, 10:28 PM
I used this mining guide for dragon story to help me mine.

It is very long and basically says the same thing as what sweetiepies97 linked to above, but still worth a read. :)

01-02-16, 07:06 AM
During the first storybook the DS thread on this was mentioned and after that I made a similar composite image with the grid and with the quadrants marked as well as the best first bombing spots. I will not be home until January 5th but when I'm home I can post that image here. I actually wanted to do that already for a long time but never got around to doing it.
Using the approach as laid out I almost always get two bombs, sometimes only one, sometimes three and very rarely four. I'd love to be able to boost the average of two, but I haven't yet succeeded in that.

01-04-16, 11:42 AM
[RANT] I am so ticked off! My game crashed as I was mining! Mining with a last bomb close to a rune. Mining for runes 68 & 70 of a 70 rune expansion!

RRRRRRRRR. Now instead of waiting for an expansion to finish I must wait 17 hours until the umpteenth couple of koala fails finish to be able to mine again. [/END RANT]

01-07-16, 02:12 PM
Well, I have read the threads you guys posted and am working on the strategy. Thanks for the help!