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baptistpreach
09-22-2013, 08:19 AM
I'm trying to grow my iph on my mini, at the moment it's up to 37k hourly. I have 3.5m saved in cash, and could do my loft upgrade to level 4, or I could buy a big top. I don't have any of the ltb's on my mini, this is the first one I could afford, but I would probably only barely be able to level up to 2 before the end of the event.

Should I stick with the lofts so I can get the NC's? Or get the ltb?

sister morphine
09-22-2013, 09:08 AM
If its income you want, stick with the lofts. The Big Top is more useful for the units you receive from building/upgrading.

The LTB takes 24 hours to build, so if you have the money available I recommend you build that first. Depending on what you have left over afterwards either upgrade it to boost your stats or do a loft upgrade but the time available to get the units from the Big Top is limited to the next 15 days or so

Muj
09-22-2013, 12:15 PM
I'm in almost the same situation with my mini, what I'm planning on doing is ignoring this LTB because the item (Ticking Bomb 545/363) is not exactly worth the hard earned (robbed actually) 5mil I have.
Unless anyone thinks I should re-think? (Level 33 with 112k stats & 15k IPH)

MuMiX
09-22-2013, 01:41 PM
I bought the ltb and sold it as soon as I got my item. 1.25 mil for 500 attk seemed reasonable to me. I then took the money and invested it in more profitable upgrades. The upgrade to level 2 did not seem worth it to me.

Zzz
09-22-2013, 02:04 PM
I bought the ltb and sold it as soon as I got my item. 1.25 mil for 500 attk seemed reasonable to me. I then took the money and invested it in more profitable upgrades. The upgrade to level 2 did not seem worth it to me.

How much did you get from the sale? Thinking of doing this myself

BigMoney
09-22-2013, 02:07 PM
How much did you get from the sale? Thinking of doing this myself

You get half the cost of the last upgrade back. He just bought the building for $2.5 mil, so he got $1.25 mil from selling the Level 1 LTB.

Death666
09-22-2013, 02:54 PM
I bought the ltb and sold it as soon as I got my item. 1.25 mil for 500 attk seemed reasonable to me. I then took the money and invested it in more profitable upgrades. The upgrade to level 2 did not seem worth it to me.

That's a good idea, thanks for sharing think I will do the same

Stooboot
09-22-2013, 03:24 PM
The only reason u would upgrade ne thing to buy a night club is so u can later on buy an ltb so u can get the units from it to build your stats. Money does nothing in this game except buy u ltbs which u want the items from...So buy the cheap ltb than next time go for the nc

MuMiX
09-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Stooboot makes a good point. However, I was afraid to invest 18 days worth of income in this building just to get it to level 3 or 4 and then a couple weeks later have another cheap ltb to buy and not be able to get any farther. So instead, I will just get the level 1 item (little over 1 days income for me after selling it back) for now, and do other better upgrades to try to get my IPH up faster so I can make it farther in future LTBs.

murf
09-23-2013, 10:03 AM
I bought the ltb and sold it as soon as I got my item. 1.25 mil for 500 attk seemed reasonable to me. I then took the money and invested it in more profitable upgrades. The upgrade to level 2 did not seem worth it to me.

Seems reasonable?!?!?...that's ridiculously cheap...where else can you can a 500 attack item? Especially an explosive...let's do some comparisons...

Big Top Item #1: 545 / 363 for $2,500,000 ($1.25m if you sell the building)
Unstable Core: 600 / 320 for 800 gold
Doomsday Frag: 100 /40 for 28,000 RP
Sarin Gas / Land Mine combo: 30 / 25 for $475,000 (and these are consumable)

Nothing else to say really....

Grant B
09-23-2013, 07:42 PM
Seems reasonable?!?!?...that's ridiculously cheap...where else can you can a 500 attack item? Especially an explosive...let's do some comparisons...

Big Top Item #1: 545 / 363 for $2,500,000 ($1.25m if you sell the building)
Unstable Core: 600 / 320 for 800 gold
Doomsday Frag: 100 /40 for 28,000 RP
Sarin Gas / Land Mine combo: 30 / 25 for $475,000 (and these are consumable)

Nothing else to say really....

I agree. This is the cheapest ltb yet. Pagoda I barley managed to get two. My iph and stats have skyrocketed since I started upgrading the ltb's. This will be the first I can afford to ugrade all the way, time allowing. Being a no gold player ill prob make lvl 8 or 9 before the clock runs out. Just started lvl 5 upgrade and got Exploding Ball Toss gun 1363 1665 for 8.6 mill

CCKallDAY
09-23-2013, 07:51 PM
Even cheaper, because a ton of people got the executive coupe, and some other lucky people are the ones who stayed in overtime to the the big 7's aka diamond dice, aka loaded dice. they reduced building upgrade time.

Grant B
09-23-2013, 08:59 PM
Even cheaper, because a ton of people got the executive coupe, and some other lucky people are the ones who stayed in overtime to the the big 7's aka diamond dice, aka loaded dice. they reduced building upgrade time.

Yup. The only two times ive gotten 10 for free

jerky62
09-24-2013, 09:43 AM
Big Top. Where else can you get items and not experience... w/o gold...

warrends
09-24-2013, 10:04 AM
Main problem with the Big Top is that it's a Type B building. If it was Type A I'd buy it with my little level 21 LLP. I've got the funds (just started playing CC about 2 months ago). But between the big footprint and the output (type B) I'm not going to bother. May be the cheapest LTB in a long time, but that's not necessarily enough of a reason to buy it. At least in my opinion ...

In general, though, jerky62 has a very good point: LTBs (in all of GREE's games) have the best XP-to-stat ratio. It is infinite. Takes 0 XP, and you get stats. Nowhere else you can do that. But still keep in mind the other aspects of each building.

jerky62
09-24-2013, 10:28 AM
That has been my strategy for awhile. Trying to get to a point where I can up my stats by upgrading LTB's. I have only bought 1 each of the past several LTB's, concentrating on leveling said LTB's up. Big Top Upgraded all the way to 10: Att/Def 23514/23415 plus NO Experience. Sweet...

warrends
09-24-2013, 10:37 AM
That has been my strategy for awhile. Trying to get to a point where I can up my stats by upgrading LTB's. I have only bought 1 each of the past several LTB's, concentrating on leveling said LTB's up. Big Top Upgraded all the way to 10: Att/Def 23514/23415 plus NO Experience. Sweet...

That is sweet. But like I said I'm still a new LLP. I have the funds to buy one right now if I want to but will be concentrating on my Lofts and MTs for the next month or so instead. Then will come the LTBs, when I can afford them. These games are all about patience. I learned that the hard way by screwing up big time in my first 100 levels in MW. Many lessons learned. Won't be repeating those mistakes in CC!!!

reticlover
09-24-2013, 12:04 PM
I agree. This is the cheapest ltb yet. Pagoda I barley managed to get two. My iph and stats have skyrocketed since I started upgrading the ltb's. This will be the first I can afford to ugrade all the way, time allowing. Being a no gold player ill prob make lvl 8 or 9 before the clock runs out. Just started lvl 5 upgrade and got Exploding Ball Toss gun 1363 1665 for 8.6 mill

HOW DID U UPGRADE TO LVL 5 for 8.6 mil. i just started lvl 5 and it cost mw 13 mil with the -30% modifier

Grant B
09-24-2013, 01:54 PM
HOW DID U UPGRADE TO LVL 5 for 8.6 mil. i just started lvl 5 and it cost mw 13 mil with the -30% modifier

Good question. I just checked my modifiers and I only have the coupe -30%. Tomorrow when I start the level six upgrade ill post what it costs me. I do have 2 of them. But my profile only shows -30% and from what I understood they dont stack.

Gingeasian
09-24-2013, 03:33 PM
All of you are wrong. All ltbs give xp but at a minimal amount. Level 1 gives 10xp and it increases by 10 each level so a total of 550Xp but still a great ratio of about 42/1 raw

Err
09-25-2013, 01:47 AM
I'm gonna upgrade this LTB to as far as I can go, normally only get them to level 1 or 2... so im gonna upgrade this one all the way for the weapons in the meantime saving for next LTB.

Grant B
09-25-2013, 07:47 AM
HOW DID U UPGRADE TO LVL 5 for 8.6 mil. i just started lvl 5 and it cost mw 13 mil with the -30% modifier

At level 5 just started the upgrade to level 6. Cost me 22.7 mill.

tom73
09-25-2013, 07:52 AM
I upgraded 4x then sold it. Got 4 mil back. Pretty good bang for the buck.

I decided to upgrade a nc to level 4. Gave a 160k/hr boost which is a lot more valuable to me and will help upgrade buildings with better payout in the future.

bald zeemer
09-25-2013, 07:55 AM
May be the cheapest LTB in a long time, but that's not necessarily enough of a reason to buy it. At least in my opinion ...
Not "in a long time", it's the cheapest ever, by a factor of 6.


LTBs (in all of GREE's games) have the best XP-to-stat ratio. It is infinite. Takes 0 XP, and you get stats. Nowhere else you can do that.
Not technically true (since there is a nominal xp reward at each level), and infinite stats/XP occurs for every event if you're level 250.


HOW DID U UPGRADE TO LVL 5 for 8.6 mil. i just started lvl 5 and it cost mw 13 mil with the -30% modifier

With a 30% modifier, not the 30% modifier. Despite the fact that the person you are responding to only has 30%, many players have significantly larger mods.