[Notes] Failed forum article ( Alchemy Lab as a deliberate food sink )
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[Discussion] Help me not build Alchemy Lab in my Empires retirement
Forum users, you are my only hope.
Writing this forum article showed me that Alchemy Lab is just … not optimal for my needs.
I have retired from Empires, so my food needs are very low on my main account.
I still enjoy building my base, harpoons are awesome, and there is no good way to hoard iron. So my iron needs are either very low, or huge. Stronghold 21-23 and advanced buildings are weird.
I want the iron production from my Watchtower but not the food.
Click for RNG paywall rant
I would love to level 4* heroes ( looking at you elusive Guardian Falcon), but I have no 4* heroes to level on my main account since I retired from war and 8* titans. Hopefully Season 3 will help ( or not looking at Beta Beat ).
I would love to level 5* heroes, but 4* ascension items are scarce without 8* titans.
I would love to level good HotM, but HotM are scarce.
I would love to level costumes, but I only have 3x costumes on my main account.
3* / 4* battle items
I would love to build 3* / 4* battle items, but required 3* / 4* ingredients is the problem.
I would love to build 5* battle items, but required iron, or titan parts, is the problem.
I would love to level troops, but lack of troops to level my troops is a problem.
I could collect the iron and let the food sit in my Watchtower, but this locks my food hoard, and recruit hoard, since you need 300 k food space in food storage.
I could leave the iron uncollected until I have need of the food, but that loses a lot of iron since my food needs are so low.
Watchtower ( level 20+ Season 1 unlocked ) produces 14,321 food per hour
Level 1 uses 31,000 food per hour and 30x common herb
Level 2 uses 21,000 food per hour ( 42 k / 2 hours) and 7.5x Health 100 HP potions ( 15 / 2 hours )
Level 3 uses 19,000 food per hour ( 57 k / 3 hours ) and 8x Training manuals ( 24 / 3 hours)
Level 4 will not work at 10,500 food per hour ( 67 k / 6 hours ).
Level 2 seems to be the best since Forge can convert 1 common herb to 1 Health 100 HP potion, so effectively Level 2 would uses 7.5 common herb per hour.
Once I run out of common herbs to turn into Health 100 HP potions ( I need some common herbs for harpoons), I could run Level 3 to consume training manuals.
But it is only a temporary measure, as I will eventually run out of common herbs ( 43 days ) and training manuals ( 43 days ).
I would also have to use 7,341 k iron to build Alchemy Lab level 3 or 77.6 harpoons.
Alchemy Lab, and Hunter’s Lodge would be slightly easier to build, and use, if all 6x Advanced storages ( 3x iron, 3x food ) were unlocked instead of waiting for Stronghold 24.
Food to iron
I wish Alchemy Lab broke ingredients down into iron, or let me transform food to iron.
Is there another, overlooked option available to my main account.
I think all non rant articles go in Gamplay.
But this might also be considered an iron rant.