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01-16-2013, 01:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 624
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Originally Posted by Xexist View Post
Seems like some of the crafting benches really dont have a lot of choices (ie woodwork with crates and benches etc)

The ones dont apparently have an ability to upgrade, at any point can I create better storage than baskets, or bigger chests to hold more items? Where / what can I do with gems?
No better storage than baskets, no bigger chests. If you want to be sneaky, you can carry a chest with you and put it down when you want to take something out or put something in. Apparently that works.

Gems are used for upgrading your portal and creating "special" pickaxes that give 2-6x what you normally get from mining. This all costs time crystals in addition to gems.
01-16-2013, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MartianLM View Post
I actually have very little free time (wife/job/kids) and I like the way I can play this game
Ahhhhh, same story here. That's why I like it And I think the half-timer IAP is useful for us. I haven't had the need of buying crystals in the end. You find enough (100) to grab a second blockhead, which helps speed up things a lot (multi-tasking blockheads )

01-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,364
Those gem axes are amazing. Unfortunately they (at least the sapphire one I made) are really delicate, so dont waste time on metals (other than maybe gold) stick to time crystals and they add up very quickly!

I am finally up to about the steel age, all my mining has been based out of one tiny little outpost. I seen neith pole yet, so I can only assume there is a tony of other time crystals and gems out there (I have never encountered a diamond yet)

having tons of fun, havent spent a cent!

Last edited by Xexist; 01-16-2013 at 08:20 PM.
01-16-2013, 11:08 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,364
Question: Are the increased quality items (Im refering to axes, but the question is probably applicable to all other tools) more durable, or just faster? IE If I want to just get a crapload of the cheapest axe, will they last for less amount of uses, or will it last the same amount of uses, just take more time?
01-16-2013, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MartianLM View Post


The only thing I'd really like is if it could continue crafting even if you switch to a different program.
It's actually bull**** that this isn't the case. Every other freemium game that has the "pay or wait" hook lets the timer run in the background. Blockheads forces you to watch the timers. Fix this devs. I like your game. Don't give me a reason to hate it.

Last edited by metalcasket; 01-17-2013 at 07:50 AM.
01-17-2013, 12:22 AM
This is a great game I love it! Better than minecraft!!
01-17-2013, 04:21 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,364
Finally found my first Diamond. NOT an easy find let me tell you. Also those caves are flippin HUGE. Ive spend about 4 hours exploring caverns and setting lanterns everywhere and I feel like ive barely scratched the surface. Havent seen either pole yet lol.
01-17-2013, 04:41 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,379
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Originally Posted by Xexist View Post
Those gem axes are amazing. Unfortunately they (at least the sapphire one I made) are really delicate, so dont waste time on metals (other than maybe gold) stick to time crystals and they add up very quickly!

I am finally up to about the steel age, all my mining has been based out of one tiny little outpost. I seen neith pole yet, so I can only assume there is a tony of other time crystals and gems out there (I have never encountered a diamond yet)

having tons of fun, havent spent a cent!
Very useful advice!
Beware, because it seems the gem axes do have a very short span of life.
I sent my little guy on rampage caving while doing sthg else. His amethyst axe died very rapidly To use on very rare blocks mining only!

Great game, I bought the halving time and the small crystal package to get the second Blockhead faster, it's a game changer!

I'm new to the Minecraft/Sims type, and while the game is well conceived, the beginner's help could be expanded. It took me a few hours to understand I could make a roof with these dirt blocks (or any blocks) lol

And I'm loving the exploration, it reminds me of an early Civ game
01-17-2013, 07:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 624
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Originally Posted by Xexist View Post
Question: Are the increased quality items (Im refering to axes, but the question is probably applicable to all other tools) more durable, or just faster? IE If I want to just get a crapload of the cheapest axe, will they last for less amount of uses, or will it last the same amount of uses, just take more time?
Cheaper axes and tools take longer to mine and don't last as long. Having said that, I find stone pickaxes to be a good choice. Pickaxes cost 5 ingots of bronze/iron, and that's just not feasible considering how many I need and how much mining I do. Stone tools are fine for me (except for weapons).
01-17-2013, 08:38 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,364
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Originally Posted by Platyrrhine View Post
Cheaper axes and tools take longer to mine and don't last as long. Having said that, I find stone pickaxes to be a good choice. Pickaxes cost 5 ingots of bronze/iron, and that's just not feasible considering how many I need and how much mining I do. Stone tools are fine for me (except for weapons).
bronze has been my pickaxe of choice, but I might switch over to stone, given the ease of getting materials.

*Update*
It is very much worth upgrading to the gold pickaxe. You get all kinds of goodies from using it. Pretty frequently too.

Last edited by Xexist; 01-17-2013 at 01:14 PM.