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zonk  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite freeware game?

Right now? Probably Cookie Clicker considering how much of my time this (basically useless) game is consuming.

Other than that I spent a large amount of my free time with League of Legends, a free-to-play MOBA which I probably wasted more than 80 days of played time on.





PalomoPlays  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've never seen the appeal in Cookie Clicker and games like it. I tried to get into it, but I found it very repetitive and pointless.

Nickitung  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a great thing to leave on while you're in a boring class. I flip from my notes to Cookie Clicker when I feel like I'm about to fall asleep from boredom.

zonk  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, count yourself lucky then :D

rezzeJ  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do I literally just click the cookie? Is that really all there is too it?

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No. At first yes, but then you start buying things that generate cookies, from cursors to antimatter condensers. You can get upgrades to make these buildings better and to do other stuff. There are also achievements, for things such as cookies baked, buildings owned, etc. Then there's the Grandmapocalypse...

It's scary how much time I've had it open.

zonk  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, I guess I can welcome you to THE CLUB :)

And no, that's not all: After a couple of minutes you can buy upgrades, which will generate cookies for you. After an hour or so, clicking itself is basically obsolete, because the cps (cookies per second) by your upgrades will be much higher than the ones you get from clicking. And then the hunt for upgrades and achievements is on!

rezzeJ  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Damn you, I am hooked.

jaggs  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm sorry but this Cookie Clicky thing is simply ridiculous.

<em...be right back>

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's no shame in enjoying a fun simple game.

jaggs  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But I feel so...so...dirty. :)

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey, I have 2 games running right now, I must be twice as dirty.

CameOutOfTheTrees  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Twice as yummy!

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Definitely that.

mightye  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey, thanks for wasting my entire day on Cookie Clicker (I can't think I'll stop any time soon)

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can never stop. You have to get more cookies, the Grandmas must be appeased!

Enigmatical  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is it bad that I have the "No Click" achievement and have created 94,309,474,136,215 cookies?

Skipppy  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Still only at 29.2 million CPS :c

blackbootz  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had a similar amount of time logged playing that game. I'm frankly glad I don't play it anymore, it stressed me out and was a waste of time.

The only reason I would've continued playing is if it had a community I liked. A group of mature, friendly, funny people. A group like hubski...

I'm kidding, hubski, do not make a League of Legends group, that'd be too much.

zonk  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, sometimes I think to myself that I've played it enough and I should move on and find some time for all the other awesome games out there. I have all the champs and a huge chunk of IP piling up, it occupied me several years and I didn't really spend that much on it (really!). But somehow I have a weakness for competitive online games and I just keep coming back.

The community honestly doesn't even bother me that much, but I either play ARAM/normals with friends or I play rankeds alone, but then again I'm high plat and that may spoil me regarding my teammates. And so I keep logging in every day and keep playing and playing and playing and...

blackbootz  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I never got better than silver, and all I wanted to do was play at gold or platinum, just to get there, and then I'd stop. But I realized I had logged something like 2 months of real-time playing over a few years, and that I wasn't going to get any better just open-endedly playing. Different part of my life, that was something like a year ago I quit. I realized if I spent a fraction of that time doing anything else, it'd probably be a better use of my time. So I took to drug dealing and womanizing. KIDDING

Nickitung  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did you notice any significant changes after the new update yesterday? All I saw were some new upgrades and achievements but I'm hoping for some more 'late game' stuff like the Grandmapocalypse.

zonk  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mh yeah, he nerfed/adjusted some prices and bonuses. Also he added another tier of upgrades and a bunch of achievements.

The full patchnotes look like that:

Also he's working on a Dungeon system right now, which is still in beta though, but I guess it's included in the next patch (The beta dungeons I played weren't really worthwhile though).

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's scary how much time I've spent playing this game, I've had the game open for 270 hours and have 6.6 billion CPS at the moment

zonk  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know exactly how you feel, I have the game running at home and at work, and at work I'm already at 17 billion CPS, and that's my "secondary" game where I haven't even any Heavenly Chips yet. At home I'm something around 400 Heavenly Chips

blackwind  ·  2583 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I actually have two games open right now, one where I didn't reset and one where I did reset that also had the new beta. The non reset one has 1 chip and would get about 72 more chips if I reset now, and the reset one has 24 chips and would get another 12 I think. 6.6 billion CPS on the non reset one... I probably should stop playing the game but it's too fun for some reason.