Idle Observatory - Open Beta Android Idle Game

furpile

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Hi. I sometimes get an error where the upgrades screen only shows the heading and nothing below it. All other screens work fine. A game restart fixes this.
 

TheEntity

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Hi. I sometimes get an error where the upgrades screen only shows the heading and nothing below it. All other screens work fine. A game restart fixes this.
Hi. Thanks for reporting the issue. I do know about it and have been trying to figure out what causes it but hopefully it doesn't happen too often for you. I am looking into it
 

Pox

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The upgrade system is a bit broken.
Gamma is mostly OK, but Delta gets useless neae the end.

I have to currently wait 175 days for the next delta upgrade and it will give me an increase of maybe 15%.

The upgrades in theta, pi and sigma are pointless.

For example observer bonus of x80
Currently observer is making e07 less than the total.
So the x80 bonus will see an increase of 0.00001%


Also need more after the deep space telescope. I have over 400 and progress has all but stopped.
 

Pox

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Current progress. I should be able to unlock the last mensa upgrade soon, but then 8 will have no way to progress further as the upgrades are far too expensive and far too ineffective. Screenshot_20210825-120325_Idle%20Obs.jpg
 

TheEntity

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The upgrade system is a bit broken.
Gamma is mostly OK, but Delta gets useless neae the end.

I have to currently wait 175 days for the next delta upgrade and it will give me an increase of maybe 15%.

The upgrades in theta, pi and sigma are pointless.

For example observer bonus of x80
Currently observer is making e07 less than the total.
So the x80 bonus will see an increase of 0.00001%


Also need more after the deep space telescope. I have over 400 and progress has all but stopped.
Ahhhh, constructive feedback.... :)

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Originally the upgrades were a lot cheaper and players would fly through all of them even before getting their first Constellation Research done, so it was changed that it was more spread out and would last longer in the gameplay. Current gameplay hits a wall at e+205 abouts so now there will always be an upgrade to complete until then and further. With future updates I'm getting to Infinity/e+308 for gameplay.

Regarding the multiplier of each upgrade, yes you are correct that the lower level observatories don't really get benefited in the later game. I made all the values the same to see how it played out and to see how the feedback was before I made it have a more weighted approach and more towards the lower levels to make the benefits more even. And now I have the feedback regarding it :) So yes, I am wanting to tweak the multiplier values at some point.

I did want to add more observatory types but I couldn't think of anything more than Deep Space Telescope. All the observatories are based on real versions, so I don't know what would be the next one in reality. Maybe some type of theoretical types, even though they don't exist they are still somewhat based in reality. I don't want to make stuff like a "Magic Looking Glass" etc. :)


Thanks for the feedback
 

Pox

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I'm stalled dead.
Next upgrade is about 24 days away and resetting will just penalize me as the cost to reduce the number of objects for rhe data upgrade is too much.

I should have upgraded the last time as it means I'm.earning half the upgrade percentage now than I used to.

So that's me done until the next update...or 25 days until next available upgrade. Screenshot_20210901-142243_Idle%20Obs.jpg
 

TheEntity

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I'm stalled dead.
Next upgrade is about 24 days away and resetting will just penalize me as the cost to reduce the number of objects for rhe data upgrade is too much.

I should have upgraded the last time as it means I'm.earning half the upgrade percentage now than I used to.

So that's me done until the next update...or 25 days until next available upgrade. View attachment 1138586
It's looking good. Yeah the next update has lots of balancing changes, both to the upgrades and the star upgrade bonuses. The lower level observatory upgrades now actually make a difference.
I was careful to not have the game move too fast, as I didn't want that, and then adjust if it's settled, as it is now.

Thanks for sharing
 
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