3ly wrote:Is it necessary to upgrade the 2nd Mixer? Or is just 1 enough to hold the b-coins for program upgrades?
After all it's a pretty good choke point with 3 program slots and 4 connection ports.
You only really need more than one mixer once you start researching high level programs (like 100k+ bcoins). At that point, your program costs might overtake the max level mixer allowed by your core so that's why you would need more than one mixer.
It's really cheap to upgrade mixer and focusing upgrades on one single mixer definitely saves on time.
I didn't upgrade my second mixer. I wanted two scanners, since there is no stopping stealth if you have a scanner upgrading. So I used my second mixer as a choke instead of the normal scanner.
The only thing it stops is getting the current high beam meta. But even with low beams I have no issue with hacking bases. At core 10 you get another mixer. So you can catch up on the beams.
If you rush your core it doesn't matter which way you do it. If you don't rush your core. You still need to get to Core 8 and Core 10 quite quickly. Since the beam limits on Core 7 and 9 are a little painful, with one mixer. But not impossible. At level 44 I easily cope with having low beams. Althrough I'm glad I'm getting my third mixer today.