ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

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ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Stealth » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:18 pm

I've upgraded my ICE-WALL to level 4, but the cost is now killing me. I usually need about 10 of them for a hack, and the cost is 60B each... that's 600B just for those, not to mention whatever I need to actually perform the attack.

I'd happily either downgrade back to level 3, or I'd like to see an adjustment in the cost. Like the Beam Cannon, they need to be a cheapish go-to to perform a hack. If you want a strong shield then you go to the Protector.

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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Lily » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Am I the only one that thinks they're extremely, ridiculously cheap?
For how strong they are even for extremely high-level players, they cost next to nothing.
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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Stealth » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:00 pm

At lower levels I would agree with you... I just think 60B is too much and I'd love to be able to go back one level.

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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Vnasty » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:05 am

Lily wrote:Am I the only one that thinks they're extremely, ridiculously cheap?
For how strong they are even for extremely high-level players, they cost next to nothing.
This so much, almost opd and too op, slow down lol, make wise choices, youll make it buddy

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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Vnasty » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:05 am

Stealth wrote:At lower levels I would agree with you... I just think 60B is too much and I'd love to be able to go back one level.
At core 7 my ice wall was only 2

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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Lily » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:10 am

ICE-WALL is one of the strongest and most price-efficient items in the game, along with Beam Cannon.
EVERY other virus is situational.

I don't really know if I agree with you on the price being too much.
Or it might just be me having success with picking the correct targets and usually always having ~1-2000B minimum between stealing and generating my own with B-Coin Mines.
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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Bumbledolt » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:46 am

Lol you people sound funny i usually loot more than that which i make.60b is good everything in the game is not worth complaining you know if everything would be cheap then the game would not be challenging .
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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Vnasty » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:07 am

If you upgrade programs faster than your average targets return per hack you won't make a profit, math comes into play vs program cost compilation vs target s average, I made that mistake rushing wraith then using it vs low lvl code gates

That learning curve cost me 2 days of play, funny hacking for a few hours and seeing my bit coin bank going backwards, lol love this game

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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by Echo1Echo2 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:22 am

If you do make it, you might make a profit of around 500-1000 b-coins (unless you find one that is 2000+ and don't need to use all your programs), but if you don't win then you've lost 600 b-coins on top of whatever other program you've used. It's stupid. They either need to give the option to go back down a level or lower the price.

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Re: ICE-WALL Cost is Killing Me

Post by macoman1 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:15 pm

Echo1Echo2 wrote:If you do make it, you might make a profit of around 500-1000 b-coins (unless you find one that is 2000+ and don't need to use all your programs), but if you don't win then you've lost 600 b-coins on top of whatever other program you've used. It's stupid. They either need to give the option to go back down a level or lower the price.
This, so much this! The system comes across as this.
player: I saved up and can upgrade now, yeah!
player: oh no, my upgrade was actually a bad thing (?!?!)
game:sucks to be you
player: I hate to do it but I have to go back down a level...game, how do I do that?
game: hang on, I think I have the worlds smallest violin around here somewhere.

Needless to say this comes across as rather user hostile :lol: I personally have made a bunch of profit by only ever using level 1 programs because of cost efficiency. The upgrades do so little, and cost so much, you may as well forget the upgrade system exists at all. I know the devs are really busy but this system needs tweaked.

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