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Re-balance Autosmelter Upgrade Costs?

Discussion in 'Skybounds Discussion' started by WillowFox, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. WillowFox

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    I'm wondering if anyone else thinks the autosmelter upgrade costs need to be rebalanced, now that the economy is so different after the reset. Some of the early costs are fine, but the exponential cost increase in later tiers seems excessive. For example, increasing the number of items smelted at once from 6 to 7 costs 5,000,000 stars, which is a lot, but I paid it (grudgingly). However, increasing from 7 to 8 items smelted at once costs a whopping 10,000,000 stars, which I will never pay.

    I'm not sure of the economy on other Islands, but on Arcadia, 10mil is the cost of an oKit/iKit shard (most go for that price, but not all, obviously), and there's just no way that the value of smelting 8 items at once is equivalent to the value of a shard. I get that the autosmelter needs to be costly, because it's a powerful tool/item that saves the player a lot of time, and has the option for great loot (if the Treasure option is upgraded). So I'm not saying I think it needs to be cheap to upgrade--just that the costs don't seem balanced, currently.

    (Also, as a side note, it would be nice to be able to see how close to maxed out the upgrades for each branch are. 2 out of 10, 4 out of 7, whatever; I have no idea how many tiers I have left on each to hit max.)
     
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    If you're really using this many slots in your furnace. You should be able to pay the fee and besides most people buy auto furnace upgrades out of convenience. Since they earn 10 million easily. An upgrade in the number of smelter slots means a lot so I believe it should stay at it's price point sorry -1
     
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    Sounds like an cool idea, do you ask me.

    Even though upgrading to max level are just a waste of money do you ask me. I find that the level 6 upgrade, works fine for me
     
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    This is a awesome idear cause I have the same problem with my auto smelter (I need to pay 10millions) to upgrade it and 10 are a bit to mutch so I think a new balanced autosmelter is a glad idear .
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    May you can pay your player lvl if you are above of lvl 100 cause then the lvl has only show functions.

    All in all are I’m very happy about this idear
     
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    pretty nice idea to change the price of how many slots you have in the furnace but the rest is fine , although upgrading the slots is not necessary as its pretty fast at smelting
     
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    I think the price is fine for upgrading the auto-smelter. It may seem like a lot of money at first but the extra speed is helpful when your smelting down a ton of ores that you get from mining ore-seeds.
     
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    As others said, I think the price for the auto smelter is good. If you keep smelting things, you’ll get other different ores, items, etc. So as of now, I think the price is good where it is.
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    Yes the cost to upgrade the smelter is a bit of a shock, until you see what you can get. Mine isn’t maxed out and I got an ishard out of it. And it really is helpful if you use a lot of ore seeds. The cost is worth it.
     

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