Thanks for charing the math. I have the feeling the math sometimes is off.
But it is difficult to reproduce without screenshots. And screenshots take away time and concentration. And you have to anticipate when weird stuff happens. I'm waiting for the beta program. This should allow me to start from scratch - and try some bits while I'm slow. Until then please share these bits here. I haven't been able to use the furie with much success in the smith. The alchemist tool seems the only one I can use which helps me improving my score. The others I seem not to understand - or they seem not to work the way I expect.
I believe the main difference between Strategist and Furie (which is stated incorrectly in the first post) is that Strategist affects those blocks immediately surrounding the tool, while Furie affects the same type of blocks as the initial combo. In other words, if you match up two fire blocks with a Furie tool, all other fire blocks on the screen will start to glow, regardless of location.
I sure hope they fix the Furie bug in the Smith. I'm glad to know it's not just me. I was getting extremely frustrated at being able to routinely get 100+ blocks using the Furie tool in the Mine and then getting no bonus at all in the Smith.
Was wondering if we should move this thread to 'About the world' because I think newbs can't find it easy enough. This thread is probably more important than the strategy thread (because you need to know it to do the strategy!) so perhaps we could sticky it to all parts of the forum.
So does any mod think it worthwhile to punch it up a notch?
Also, I found out from another poster that you can turn off the sound in the settings menu, then you can play your own music.
It wasn't obvious to me or at least one other person, so perhaps it could go in the FAQ too?
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2008 12:40:31 GMT -5 by burtosis