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October 24, 2013 1:58 AM   Subscribe

Candy Box 2 is out. (candy box previously)
posted by juv3nal (211 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
YES. Clear my schedule, cancel all my meetings.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:02 AM on October 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


\O/rat   ratrat       rat
posted by JHarris at 2:24 AM on October 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


Every time I see the "Throw 10 candies on the ground" button I get that song from The Lonely Island stuck in my head.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND
posted by fight or flight at 2:28 AM on October 24, 2013 [13 favorites]


no time, clicking cookies.
posted by empath at 2:31 AM on October 24, 2013 [15 favorites]


One of the (unlocked) houses has some lollipops you can find by clicking around. The mouse changes to a pointing hand when hovering over one.
posted by JHarris at 2:33 AM on October 24, 2013


If someone figures out how to beat the squirrel at tic-tac-toe, please tell me.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:34 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


The gloves appear to be a useless purchase, at least at first. After getting the wooden sword, it might be best to start saving right away for the axe.
posted by JHarris at 2:35 AM on October 24, 2013


If someone figures out how to beat the squirrel at tic-tac-toe, please tell me.
spoiler
posted by juv3nal at 2:36 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Make sure to turn autosave on in the Save tab when you unlock it.
posted by JHarris at 2:37 AM on October 24, 2013


I can't even figure out the SEIDNA one...
posted by cthuljew at 2:37 AM on October 24, 2013


Think REDRU_
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:38 AM on October 24, 2013


Something new in this version -- you have to equip stuff before you start using them.
posted by JHarris at 2:38 AM on October 24, 2013


Pink enchanted gloves are OP.
posted by fight or flight at 2:55 AM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like them because you can use them to make the desert a combination scenic healing spa and source of extra cAnDy.
posted by JHarris at 3:06 AM on October 24, 2013


Once you beat the troll, though, you can just equip his weapon and heal there.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:08 AM on October 24, 2013


Throwing candy on the ground makes me inexplicably happy.
I might just keep doing that.
posted by nat at 3:11 AM on October 24, 2013


Pro tip: throwing chocolate bars down the well only works once (afaik).

STUPID WELL GIVE ME BACK MY CHOCOLATE
posted by fight or flight at 3:12 AM on October 24, 2013


If you go buy a second pair of leather gloves, you can enchant it too. It even gives you credit for the chocolate bar you already spent!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:13 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


brb stress eating candy
posted by fight or flight at 3:15 AM on October 24, 2013


The lollipop advancement rate seems to stop at 1 lollipop/second, but if you stockpile some, buttons appear which let you plant in bulk, and you can get the rate far beyond 1/sec that.
posted by JHarris at 3:16 AM on October 24, 2013


I'm up to 100 lollipops/s, but it seems to have leveled out there. ~22,000 lollipops planted.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:18 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


On Firefox, if the whole display is a little too big for the window, you can decrease font size (CTRL+Mouse Wheel Down) to squeeze more in.
posted by JHarris at 3:18 AM on October 24, 2013


I can't even figure out how to plant lollipops this time around. SO CONFUSE
posted by NoraReed at 3:28 AM on October 24, 2013


You have to find the lollipop farm on the other side of the desert!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:29 AM on October 24, 2013


oh I just hadn't murdered enough camels yet
posted by NoraReed at 3:30 AM on October 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


those camels probably deserved it
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:30 AM on October 24, 2013


When you get to the sea, I noticed that it lets you exit and keep what you found at any time, if you exit before you get killed. It gets pretty intense when the sea serpent shows up....
posted by JHarris at 3:46 AM on October 24, 2013


A note: Tic-Tac-Toe played perfectly (as the squirrel does) will always end in a tie. This should tell you how to win.
posted by solarion at 4:33 AM on October 24, 2013


I'm still stuck on the "how many candies does the candiest person in the world possess" question. I've tried everything from ALL OF THE CANDIES to GIVE ME YOUR CANDIES. :|a
posted by fight or flight at 4:38 AM on October 24, 2013


YOU'RE THE CANDIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD

YOU ARE!
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 4:45 AM on October 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


What do the red gloves do? Did I make a terrible mistake by going pink? OH GOD OH GOD
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 4:50 AM on October 24, 2013


The red gloves make you realize you wasted a chocolate bar.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:54 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've been playing a little game of my own where without looking at the game I try to figure out if this is one of those threads where you're giving each other legit hints or if you're all making up random nonsense to confuse people and I am stumped I tell you
posted by ook at 5:02 AM on October 24, 2013 [17 favorites]


Any hints for how to win in the ingame RPG? It's hard when you can't use previous levels to grind.
posted by ymgve at 5:24 AM on October 24, 2013


but I only have two Heisenbelts YOU CAN'T DO THIS TO ME
posted by jbickers at 5:26 AM on October 24, 2013


Is there a way to get to the castle near the desert?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:27 AM on October 24, 2013


Damn, that naked monkey wizard is a tough fight.
posted by fight or flight at 5:27 AM on October 24, 2013


You guys, I have a _job_ now. This couldn't have come out while I was unemployed?
posted by sparklemotion at 5:29 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


jbickers, both games will happily run in the background while you do other things.
posted by JHarris at 5:30 AM on October 24, 2013


sparklemotion: You guys, I have a _job_ now. This couldn't have come out while I was unemployed?

Candy Box 2 is your job now.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:30 AM on October 24, 2013 [16 favorites]


Elementary Penguin, yes. Look everywhere in The Hole.
posted by JHarris at 5:41 AM on October 24, 2013


Can I ever learn to jump, or do I just need to make potions?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:41 AM on October 24, 2013


Not as good as Bon Bon 3
posted by clvrmnky at 5:42 AM on October 24, 2013


Also, what happens if you encrust the Octopus King's crown in obsidian instead of jaspers? Japsers is pretty great, incidentally.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:42 AM on October 24, 2013


___\O/___loss of productivity________obsession___
posted by Greg Nog at 5:48 AM on October 24, 2013 [14 favorites]


Anyone bought the shopkeeper's or sorceress's hat yet?

I'm sort of stymied, just farming a little, playing some arcade games for candies, finding it hard to beat the forest or kill any of the wandering cave monsters.

I suspect I need to bite the bullet and invest in a cauldron.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 5:54 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


...is there something up with the server? All I'm getting is the intro screen and it says "More or less 0 days and 1 hours to wait before the release! \o/ "
posted by griphus at 6:22 AM on October 24, 2013


And of course the moment I post after five minutes of trying to get this thing to work it actually works.
posted by griphus at 6:23 AM on October 24, 2013


Bought my first lolligator!!!!! This game is amazing.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:23 AM on October 24, 2013


1800 Heavenly Chips, 4 Heisenbelts, got a sulfur mine, and now this is back again?! Damn it.
posted by kmz at 6:29 AM on October 24, 2013


What do the red gloves do? Did I make a terrible mistake by going pink? OH GOD OH GOD

I found them useful actually [SPOILERS]. But don't worry, [SPOILERS]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:33 AM on October 24, 2013


Damn, that naked monkey wizard is a tough fight.

I was positive this fell under “making up random nonsense”, but damned if I didn’t just come across him.
posted by Fongotskilernie at 6:37 AM on October 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


Definitely need some hints on SuperRPG.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:38 AM on October 24, 2013


more candy? no i shan't and you can't make me
posted by elizardbits at 6:39 AM on October 24, 2013


OK, I've got desert bird feathers and anti-gravity potions. Where on earth do I find a pogo stick?
posted by fight or flight at 6:57 AM on October 24, 2013


This is, without a doubt, the weirdest collection of comments I've ever seen on a MetaFilter thread. Knowing that they all make sense somehow just makes it stranger.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 7:00 AM on October 24, 2013 [10 favorites]


The pogo stick is hidden somewhere in the mountains.
posted by ymgve at 7:03 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is it possible to achieve anything by jumping into the sea? I get to the part with the seahorses shooting bubbles, and that seems like it just goes on forever.
posted by specialagentwebb at 7:06 AM on October 24, 2013


The seahorses are vulnerable to ranged attacks. Also, it's easier to dodge them if you can shrink yourself.
posted by Nossidge at 7:10 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


*cough* if you save as text you can change the values, then load from text *cough*
posted by ersatz at 7:16 AM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Note: you have to select autosave every time you re-start your game (i.e. if you close the tab/browser and load it up again). Take this from someone who just lost 500k in candies. >:|
posted by fight or flight at 7:16 AM on October 24, 2013


*cough* if you save as text you can change the values, then load from text *cough*

Heh, I remember when I was 11 or 12 and figured out you can do that in Star Trek.
posted by griphus at 7:24 AM on October 24, 2013


I got the joke the first time around, and it doesn't seem to have changed substantially. I like their commitment to the bit, however.
posted by codacorolla at 7:26 AM on October 24, 2013


Just.. to help others out who might be as dense as me, the letter the squirrel is looking for is C.
posted by royalsong at 7:37 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Heads up re: equipping: when you enchant something, you have to re-equip it.
posted by griphus at 7:38 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


The best possible way to play this game, I suspect, is exactly how I have elected to do it: click the link, watch it run for all of forty-five seconds, then follow this borderline-Dadaist commentary.
posted by Mooseli at 7:43 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


How do you beat the x-potion fight?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 8:31 AM on October 24, 2013


There's an inventory item to be found in the cave if you can follow the clues correctly.
posted by griphus at 9:10 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why do the lolligators want to turn my candy into lollipops? I really need something to convert them the other way!
posted by yellowbinder at 9:13 AM on October 24, 2013


The wishing well turns lollipops into candy.
posted by griphus at 9:14 AM on October 24, 2013


True that. I did it for 100000 but prompty ate all the candy. My next lollipop purchase will be to speed up the candy-multiplying windmill, then I'll probably save up a million lollies for the next wishing well dump.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:16 AM on October 24, 2013


Why do the lolligators want to turn my candy into lollipops?

I've only just realised that the lolligators must eat candy and poop out lollipops.

Lollipoops.
posted by fight or flight at 9:26 AM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Going to teach for two hours now. Hopefully I will be done killing the teapot by then.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 9:27 AM on October 24, 2013


I think I must be missing something really obvious. I can kill the troll, but I can't get through the forest and I haven't found anything except monkeys and octopuses in the cave (and apparently a heart plug). I have no idea where the lolligators and the teapot are.
posted by jeather at 9:30 AM on October 24, 2013


Enchanted monkey wizard staff + jasper octopus crown + red gloves and the forest is a cakewalk. An incredibly lucrative cakewalk.
posted by griphus at 9:31 AM on October 24, 2013


I can't kill the monkey or the octopus though!
posted by jeather at 9:31 AM on October 24, 2013


After you build a mill in the lollipop garden for 100K lollipops, a short time after -- I think around when you hit 90K -- it'll offer you to dig a pond. Then you can buy lolligators for it.
posted by griphus at 9:32 AM on October 24, 2013


The octopus was easy with almost 400 HP and the troll's bludgeon. Now I have his crown I think I can take on the monkey. I have made it through the forest (barely) by spamming health potions.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:33 AM on October 24, 2013


The octopus took me a while, but with red gloves + thorn shield spell + >200 life, I eked it out. The monkey king gets a lot easier when you have the troll's club, enchanted octopus crown and teleport.
posted by griphus at 9:33 AM on October 24, 2013


The issue with the monkey king is that he hops over you. So you can ding him with fireballs that come out of your equipment/that you cast, but if you teleport you can fight him in melee repeatedly.
posted by griphus at 9:34 AM on October 24, 2013


It won't load for me at all; can't decide if I am relieved or outraged.
posted by elizardbits at 9:34 AM on October 24, 2013


I obviously need to wait around for enough lollipops to buy more stuff. I should work anyhow.
posted by jeather at 9:34 AM on October 24, 2013


I just tried the forest again fully equipped and, yeah, 6300 candies in a few seconds w/ no interaction.
posted by griphus at 9:36 AM on October 24, 2013


Having given up any hope if beginning to win this game, I am going retire and live modestly as a gentleman lollipop farmer with a small candy mill and lolligator pool who occasionally slaughters trolls on bridges.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:47 AM on October 24, 2013 [4 favorites]


I had a dream that I got Cookie Clicker running on a spare box I had lying around and somehow tied it to earning incremental Bitcoins and became wealthy and I guess my basic question is why do you want me to wake up and immediately start crying again?
posted by nanojath at 9:48 AM on October 24, 2013 [6 favorites]


So I made the x-potion, anyone know how to beat the enemy you meet after you use it? We always seem to destroy each other at the same time.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:50 AM on October 24, 2013


There's a secret potion you can brew which I believe is the answer to that question. I think the previous game has a similar puzzle but the secret potion wasn't secret in that one.
posted by griphus at 9:54 AM on October 24, 2013


You just need more self confidence !
posted by Elementary Penguin at 9:56 AM on October 24, 2013


Does the nomming ever evolve into anything else?
posted by solotoro at 9:57 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mouseover for secret potion
posted by griphus at 9:57 AM on October 24, 2013


Also can someone provide a hint for brewing the X-Potion? I suck at riddles.
posted by griphus at 9:58 AM on October 24, 2013


how do I get a Heisenbelt, plz halp
posted by likeatoaster at 9:59 AM on October 24, 2013


I'm 95% sure that trying to smash a giant teapot is illegal in England. Please advise.
posted by ersatz at 10:05 AM on October 24, 2013


Ah ok I think I'm winning that battle but I removed all equipment for my last attempt so it's slow going. I'm not sure how to hint at the x-potion without giving it away. One day at a time. The weather is important.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:06 AM on October 24, 2013


Is it a bad thing that I have Clicking Bad open in one tab and Candy Box 2 open in another? Or does doing it all with open source software make it okay?
posted by Samizdata at 10:06 AM on October 24, 2013


How are people doing these awesome mouse over spoilers?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:07 AM on October 24, 2013


Aggggggggggh it didn't even work.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:08 AM on October 24, 2013


I have no idea how to make the right kind of brackets appear (escape code?), so replace the square ones when you actually type it:

[abbr title="Spoiler here"]Text here[/abbr]
posted by griphus at 10:08 AM on October 24, 2013


Hm, considering how it is v. simple to farm the forest for candy, is there even a point in dumping lollipops into the mill?
posted by griphus at 10:11 AM on October 24, 2013


Awesome!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:12 AM on October 24, 2013


Hmmmmmmmmm.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:30 AM on October 24, 2013


The Castle Entrance has me stumped. I can get close using turtle potions and my best equipment, but the last inch or so always gets me.
posted by delfin at 10:31 AM on October 24, 2013


yellowbinder: no, go back in there and kill him again and you'll get another.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:34 AM on October 24, 2013


You can have three different octopus crowns in your inventory.
posted by griphus at 10:35 AM on October 24, 2013


Stupid tic-tac-toe solution. Kicks candies on the ground.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:38 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is there any point in throwing candies on the ground past a few thousand?
posted by pipeski at 10:47 AM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am up to 3000 candies and haven't had anything happen since he found the giant candy room.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:52 AM on October 24, 2013


well there go my plans for this weekend.
posted by ancillary at 11:21 AM on October 24, 2013


Guys, I bought a cauldron but I can't find it! What's gone wrong?!
posted by AmandaA at 11:27 AM on October 24, 2013


It appears in your top menu as CLDR, should be next to Lollipop Farm.
posted by griphus at 11:29 AM on October 24, 2013


oh. duh.

thanks Griphus.
posted by AmandaA at 11:30 AM on October 24, 2013


I feel like I'm missing something, I've can't kill the forest, anything in the cave, or the troll yet and everything else costs a lot. Do I just have to grind til I get the lightweight body armor or is there a area I'm skipping? I found the thing in the cave.
posted by DynamiteToast at 11:34 AM on October 24, 2013


Powered-up gloves (pink or red, I prefer red) help a lot with the troll. Make sure you equip things after enchanting them. Hell, just always keep a close eye on your inventory. Octopus goes down a lot quicker than the monkey king, but they're both tough.

Also consider the order in which you should take on the big bad guys. Once you kill the troll, octopus and monkey king and enchant (and equip) their equipment, the forest becomes a breeze.
posted by griphus at 11:37 AM on October 24, 2013


Yah I got the pink gloves, but I still only get the troll to half health before I die.
posted by DynamiteToast at 11:38 AM on October 24, 2013


I don't seem to fighting the octopus or the monkey king correctly. Am I supposed to be doing anything other than just standing there and using my magics?
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:39 AM on October 24, 2013


Oh I should've equipped my shiny new sword. Woops.
posted by DynamiteToast at 11:39 AM on October 24, 2013


Also I've found it useful to always keep the well stocked with a chocolate bar -- if you throw one in and have nothing to enchant, you don't lose it -- and revisit the well every time I get a new piece of eq.
posted by griphus at 11:43 AM on October 24, 2013


Yeah same curious artificer. They kill me even with my armor and troll club.
posted by Carillon at 11:44 AM on October 24, 2013


Okay, the red enchanted gloves continue to (randomly) attack the monkey king. Guess I'll just stock up on health potions and keep trying.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:53 AM on October 24, 2013


OK - what the hell is up with the tic tac toe game?
posted by nubs at 11:57 AM on October 24, 2013


Anyone got a better hint for the pogo stick?
posted by griphus at 11:59 AM on October 24, 2013


nubs: check earlier in this thread. They gave just enough hint for me to finally get it.
posted by sutt at 12:03 PM on October 24, 2013


Man the cyclops's puzzle is brutal and I'm just copying what someone is doing on YouTube, still can't keep up.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:05 PM on October 24, 2013


Is there a way to paste your save game in without waiting to activate the SAVE tab?
posted by Rock Steady at 12:24 PM on October 24, 2013


Has anyone beaten the room on the left in the desert temple?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:52 PM on October 24, 2013


"You won! You now have all the sweets in the world!"

Hooray!
posted by Nossidge at 12:55 PM on October 24, 2013


The slow time ring is useful in the left hand desert temple room. And you'll need anti-gravity potions.

The trick with the cyclops' puzzle is to get two power-share tiles together, and make sure one is next to a movement tile. Then you have infinite power to the movement tile.
posted by Nossidge at 12:58 PM on October 24, 2013


I can't even go for a swim without suffering unplayable slowdown on my laptop. It's not exactly a gaming rig, but you'd think that of all games, this would be one that that would be playable on pretty much any computer. That's some spectacularly poor optimization.
posted by painquale at 1:22 PM on October 24, 2013


I can't beat either of the cave monsters with both grimoires, the light armor, and the ogre club. I must be really bad at this.

I'm going to keep saving for the witch hat. Maybe that will help.
posted by lumpenprole at 2:02 PM on October 24, 2013


The Octopus King crown with obsidian "will summon an octopus king fighting on your side once in a while." Sweet!
posted by sean.palmer at 2:03 PM on October 24, 2013


painquale, the sea area has a bit near the beginning with a whole school of fish that slows down my system too. After you get past it (it seems pretty harmless) it goes a lot faster.
posted by JHarris at 2:10 PM on October 24, 2013


The problem with the Octopus King crown is it doesn't unsummon them, and they don't move ahead of you, so they just stick around progressively clogging up the quest until you quit it.
posted by JHarris at 2:11 PM on October 24, 2013


lumpenprole: "I can't beat either of the cave monsters with both grimoires, the light armor, and the ogre club."

Have you enchanted your crap?
posted by Strass at 2:13 PM on October 24, 2013


lumpenprole: "I can't beat either of the cave monsters with both grimoires, the light armor, and the ogre club."

Also, buying health (eating candy) is key
posted by Strass at 2:14 PM on October 24, 2013


Whoa, the octopus king crown with obsidian spoiler image http://i.imgur.com/NnhdNWd.png
posted by sean.palmer at 2:14 PM on October 24, 2013


Have you enchanted your crap?

I enchanted my gloves. Where are there more candy bars?
posted by lumpenprole at 2:16 PM on October 24, 2013


lumpenprole: "I enchanted my gloves. Where are there more candy bars?"

You get a couple from the squirrel, and you can also buy them in the store.
posted by Strass at 2:25 PM on October 24, 2013


Whoa, how did you spawn all those octopodes? It gave me one like every thirty seconds or so.

There's also a bunch of chocolate hidden around. The cave gives hint to the location of a few bars (and I think there's a bar just hanging out in there as well.) There's some in the hole, too.
posted by griphus at 2:29 PM on October 24, 2013


The cyclops puzzle is a really well-designed and interesting puzzle. It's got a good "I don't know what the hell I'm doing" beginning that eventually gives way to a comprehensible set of rules.
posted by painquale at 2:31 PM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


The most fiendish thing about it is that it is made in such a way that I would have no idea how to direct someone to solve it.
posted by griphus at 2:33 PM on October 24, 2013


Have you enchanted your crap?

You can do that too?

Wait, with chocolate? How do you tell the two apart afterward?
posted by JHarris at 2:33 PM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm almost at 1,000,000 lollipops... should I buy the shopkeepers hat, the witches hat, or convert it to candies to buy health with?
posted by Strass at 2:39 PM on October 24, 2013


Or save up for the scythe, which is 5,000,000 candies O.o
posted by Strass at 2:40 PM on October 24, 2013


Hahaha, I thought that too Strass, but it's a BILLION lollipops for the sorceress's hat!

Griph, the pogo stick is somewhere in the mountains.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 2:40 PM on October 24, 2013


Shopkeeper's hat is 1M candies. Witch's hat is 10M lollipops.
posted by griphus at 2:41 PM on October 24, 2013


Uh, the witch's hat is a *billion* lollipops, and the shopkeeper's hat is a million candies, so I guess you can't afford either of them :p
posted by sean.palmer at 2:41 PM on October 24, 2013


damn it.
posted by Strass at 2:42 PM on October 24, 2013


guess ill bash my head against the cyclops' puzzle instead
posted by Strass at 2:46 PM on October 24, 2013


The problem with the Octopus King crown is it doesn't unsummon them, and they don't move ahead of you, so they just stick around progressively clogging up the quest until you quit it.

If only there were some sort of device that would allow you to jump over them.
posted by solotoro at 2:47 PM on October 24, 2013


Incidentally, for those who like the genre, here are all the Candyboxlikes that I know:

Candy Box
Candy Box 2
A Dark Room
Cookie Clicker
Clicking Bad
Speed Warp
Anti-Idle
Number

Play them all concurrently! A Dark Room is probably my favorite, but Candy Box is and always will be the original.
posted by painquale at 2:48 PM on October 24, 2013 [19 favorites]


I'm doing Candy Box 2, Dark Room, Clicking Bad, and Cookie Clicker. Can't handle any more.
posted by kmz at 2:50 PM on October 24, 2013


How do I find this blood pogo stick?!
posted by X-Himy at 2:55 PM on October 24, 2013


Click the * in the mountains.
posted by Carillon at 2:58 PM on October 24, 2013


Ugh, I just realized I will never be able to finish this on the tablet. Boooo!
posted by Literaryhero at 3:11 PM on October 24, 2013


this teapot has too much health
posted by Strass at 3:15 PM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


That damn teapot.

There are a lot of puzzles in this one, and it seems like a few have multiple solutions, and they're not gated one after the other like in Candy Box 1. This is fun!
posted by painquale at 3:43 PM on October 24, 2013


I found this out accidentally, but when you're playing tic-tac-toe with the squirrel you can win by clicking outside of the 3x3 board and get a 3 in a row that way. Of course, it's not the way to proceed, but I found it amusing.
posted by tenpointwo at 3:51 PM on October 24, 2013


If only there were some sort of device that would allow you to jump over them.

That works only sometimes, and the randomness makes it difficult to use well. What do you do if one is summoned over your head? (Answer.) The summoning spear is more predictable, and is how I....

If you're having trouble with the Cyclops' puzzle, which is difficult to get a handle on, here's what I remember (hover over)....
posted by JHarris at 3:55 PM on October 24, 2013


Of course, it's not the way to proceed, but I found it amusing.

Actually, it seems to be the only way to beat the squirrel.
posted by JHarris at 3:58 PM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Merchant hat + nougat monster is giving me about half a million candies per monster kill. It's such a huge leap over what I was just earning, I almost feel like I'm cheating.

Almost.
posted by painquale at 4:01 PM on October 24, 2013


I just realized... that thing flopping over off the top of the castle in the world map isn't some whimsical giant wizard hat, it's the dragon.
posted by JHarris at 4:12 PM on October 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


I finished this earlier. A Dark Room was the most satisfying of the bunch and I found Candy Box 2 a bit more disagreeable than the first one, but this might be due to the novelty of the first one. Loved the Cyclops' puzzle though (so annoying).

I'm almost at 1,000,000 lollipops... should I buy the shopkeepers hat, the witches hat, or convert it to candies to buy health with?

Or save up for the scythe, which is 5,000,000 candies O.o


SPOILERS about what these items do:

Shopkeeper's hat is 7x candies from quests, witch hat increases the potency of spells and potions and after a certain point your health maxes out from eating candies (IIRC it was 1000 without any items or wishes).

/ITEM SPOILERS




Hint: try using what you get from the big room in the castle with the well. M reduces countdown up to 0.
posted by ersatz at 4:29 PM on October 24, 2013


If you can get the chest on the high shelf in the fortress....

You can then use it to pass the platforming gauntlet in the fortress to get two items....
posted by JHarris at 4:38 PM on October 24, 2013


I somehow cleared my cache and lost my data. Jesus, that was a close one.
posted by Iridic at 8:00 PM on October 24, 2013


Current candies production: 2178309 each second

Time to go to bed...
posted by oulipian at 9:10 PM on October 24, 2013


I see rocket boots in the text save option. Rocket boots!
posted by grumpybear69 at 9:40 PM on October 24, 2013


I managed to beat the developer using Berzerk potions, the enchanted armor, and miscellaneous Wishing Well gifts. You can do this with the merchant's hat on for 7X, for a total of 35M each time.
posted by JHarris at 10:15 PM on October 24, 2013


(Wait, I had the enchanted armor off to do faster damage.)
posted by JHarris at 10:23 PM on October 24, 2013


The easiest solution to the teapot is to leave it running while you teach for 3 hours.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:54 AM on October 25, 2013


Does the "jump in the sea" level actually have an *end*?
posted by NoraReed at 2:32 AM on October 25, 2013


I haven't found one yet.

Finally beat it! But I seem to be missing two items: second row, third column and fourth row, second column. Does anyone know what they are?

Now, hard mode!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:51 AM on October 25, 2013


I'm not sure, I suspect not. I just had a run in which I survived for a good while, and the sea snakes keep getting more and more frequent and faster. At the end I had three on-screen at once.
posted by JHarris at 2:54 AM on October 25, 2013


Second row, third column is the Heart Plug, found in the cave, which increases health by 20%.

Fourth row, second column is the purple shark fin, found, I think, by surviving a very long time in the sea. It gives you the Black Hole spell.
posted by JHarris at 2:56 AM on October 25, 2013


That first thing will probably be useful in hard mode, since it doesn't seem like eating candies increases your health, or if it does it requires a lot more candy.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:58 AM on October 25, 2013


I dunno, 20% isn't really that much concerning some of the enemies in this thing. You start with 100 health, that's only 20 more points. It's easy to get in any case, once you know how.
posted by JHarris at 3:03 AM on October 25, 2013


Man, every little bit helps.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:09 AM on October 25, 2013


Is there any way to open the first locked house in the village?
posted by painquale at 5:57 AM on October 25, 2013


(Wait, I had the enchanted armor off to do faster damage.)

That's the only thing that worked for me to beat the Developer.

I got to the end and had all the items. I never did unlock the first house in the village.
posted by oulipian at 7:34 AM on October 25, 2013


Are there any recurring sources of chocolate? Or for that matter, any particularly well-hidden chocolate? There's a piece in the store, a piece in cave, some hidden in the woods with the cave map, a few in the hole. Am I missing any?
posted by griphus at 7:36 AM on October 25, 2013


Are there any recurring sources of chocolate?

Not recurring, but a couple more: http://candybox2.net/wiki/Chocolate_bar
posted by oulipian at 7:40 AM on October 25, 2013


Oh, yeah, the wiki. Damn, I got all of those. Wish I saved one to enchant the scythe.

I just looked up the solution to the Dersert Palace right room (with the really high chest) on the Wiki and my god that would've been a lot easier than what I did.
posted by griphus at 7:43 AM on October 25, 2013


Just realized that boots of introspection + pink gloves make the spike room a really convenient healing chamber.
posted by griphus at 7:45 AM on October 25, 2013


I was mostly healing by going on the easier quests, like the bridge troll, later the castle entrance. You can heal quickly and collect a lot of candies at the same time.
posted by oulipian at 7:47 AM on October 25, 2013


Wish I saved one to enchant the scythe.

I don't think you can enchant the scythe anyway.
posted by oulipian at 8:00 AM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


There is no key to the first house.

Well, beat it on hard mode; much easier when you know what gear you need and don't need.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 10:20 AM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Do lolligators convert 1 candy into 1 lollipop? What is the exchange rate, anyways?

(Also, this is the perfect game to accompany my two cookie clickers running off to the side.)
posted by Margalo Epps at 10:23 AM on October 25, 2013


It's a formula I can't figure out. I can provide the ratios if someone wants to:

gators:cps (+cps)
18:167
19:204 (+37)
20:251 (+47)
21:311 (+60)
22:388 (+77)
23:487 (+99)
posted by griphus at 10:34 AM on October 25, 2013


Lolligators do convert one candy to one lollipop. Griphus is describing the ratio of number of lolligators to number of conversions per second.

Lolligators aren't really worth it until you've bought everything with candy that you can buy. Until then, it makes more sense to convert lollipops to candy at the wishing well, which gives much more candy than you get by upgrading the mill.
posted by painquale at 10:47 AM on October 25, 2013


Oh, duh, yeah.
posted by griphus at 10:56 AM on October 25, 2013


Thanks, painquale!
posted by Margalo Epps at 11:51 AM on October 25, 2013


Huh. When you enter mlp as a command in the computer you get PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES PONIES.

I knew I liked that aniwey for some reason.
posted by JHarris at 2:32 PM on October 25, 2013


Also, apparently Candy Box 2 is going to support outside level additions, with its Arena mode. That could be very interesting, considering that the game didn't get nearly as over-the-top bizarre by the end of it like the first one did, which required abusing invincibility potions to win out.

That's the thing about these games, I've been thinking. They make into a play mechanic something that other games would restrict as an abuse. Exponential money growth? In a traditional JRPG it breaks the game, but here it's the sole road to success.
posted by JHarris at 2:35 PM on October 25, 2013


Once I have the scythe and the merchant hat, is there anything big worth saving all my candies for?
posted by dialetheia at 6:50 PM on October 25, 2013


You can et 'em for hit points, throw 'em into the Well for healing, or you can feed 'em to the lolligators for lollipops -- which is really just for the Sorceress' Hat by this point. That seems to be it. Maybe when user-made quests get put in there will be a further use for things, but until then, it's just an increasing number.
posted by JHarris at 7:18 PM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Make a ton of potions with them.
posted by painquale at 8:06 PM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Current candies production: 2178309 each second

Piker. I'm up to 32,951,280,099 per second. I have 6 trillion candies and 4.37E+23 lollipops.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:35 PM on October 25, 2013


Er, how? Without using The Computer or Javascript hacking, the increase rates don't ramp up nearly as far in CB2 that the original. There are fewer multipliers, and there's no way to remove the ultimate cap to lollipop production like the first game.
posted by JHarris at 1:40 AM on October 26, 2013


Er, how? Without using The Computer

By using the Computer!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:15 AM on October 26, 2013


Woo Hoo, I beat it. [Almost unspoiled]

Boo Hoo, I had to delete my cookies and I forgot the link for hardmode and I can't find it online. Would someone please please post or memail me the link. please.
posted by vapidave at 8:50 AM on October 26, 2013


The link is on the Arena tab that appears when you win.
posted by JHarris at 1:41 PM on October 26, 2013


oh goddamn. something happened and my last save is missing a whole day's worth of progress. BOO.
posted by juv3nal at 4:17 PM on October 26, 2013


Never fear, the link is on the Arena tab that appears when you win. /s

My building Wi-fi is hincty. You can have this if you want [copy and paste into the lower window on the save screen], it's as you would have played it no doubt and getting to the fun parts with most low level grinding done. Cheers.

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lollipopFarmPlant10LollipopsButtonUnlocked=true, bool lollipopFarmPlant100LollipopsButtonUnlocked=true, bool lollipopFarmPlant1000LollipopsButtonUnlocked=true, bool lollipopFarmIsProductionEachSecond=true, bool lollipopFarmConstructMillButtonUnlocked=true, bool lollipopFarmMillConstructed=true, bool lollipopFarmDigPondButtonUnlocked=true, bool lollipopFarmPondDug=true, bool lollipopFarmPondFeedingLolligators=false, bool lonelyHouseOpenBoxDone=false, bool lonelyHouseShakeBoxDone=false, bool lonelyHouseBreakLockDone=false, bool lonelyHouseKickBoxDone=false, bool lonelyHouseAskTheBoxToOpenItselfDone=false, bool lonelyHouseLureTheBoxWithACandyDone=false, bool lonelyHouseTakeTheBoxDone=false, bool mainMapDoneDesert=true, bool mainMapDoneBridge=true, bool mainMapDoneCaveEntrance=true, bool mainMapDonePier=false, bool mainMapDoneForest=true, bool mainMapDoneCastleEntrance=true, bool questPlayerSpellHealthPotionHasSpell=true, bool questPlayerSpellTurtlePotionHasSpell=false, bool 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posted by vapidave at 10:03 PM on October 26, 2013


is there a way to get past the sea snakes? Turtle helps but they still keep getting me.
posted by Mchelly at 11:10 AM on October 27, 2013


If I want to load a text save, do I really have to wait till I can get the actual save tab in the menu? I'm trying to play this on different browsers (work, home, etc) and am having trouble. Seems like there ought to be an easier way to load a text save.
posted by altopower at 2:15 PM on October 27, 2013


If I want to load a text save, do I really have to wait till I can get the actual save tab in the menu?

Nope, just visit:

www.candybox2.net/?slot=1
www.candybox2.net/?slot=2
www.candybox2.net/?slot=3
www.candybox2.net/?slot=4
www.candybox2.net/?slot=5

Note: if you originally visited the site as just candybox2.net (without the www), adjust accordingly.

Edit: Oh, you mean text saves. I've no idea.
posted by oulipian at 2:44 PM on October 27, 2013


is there a way to get past the sea snakes? Turtle helps but they still keep getting me.

Even with health regeneration being greater than the damage taken where you are basically invincible it seems to not have an end. I let it run for a half hour and the snakes don't even take damage. You need the three fins though.
posted by vapidave at 7:52 PM on October 27, 2013


To answer my earlier question you can get to hard level by saving the game as text and then changing the last word from "normal" to "hard"
posted by vapidave at 11:07 PM on October 27, 2013


Yeah, from perusing the source, the underwater level is endless. You do have to get a certain distance in from where the sharks and sea snakes start spawning in order to get all the items that are available there.

I'd also like to report that I dreampt ascii art after playing Candy Box 2, something that never happened even when I was putting beaucoup hours into Angband.
posted by jepler at 5:53 AM on October 28, 2013


I thought this game was neat at first, but then ridiculous grindy and incredibly dumb and unbalanced.
HOW COULD PEOPLE LIKE THIS?

Then I realized I could scroll DOWN on the map and hey there' a well and a bridge...
oops.

Loved the Cyclops puzzle, wish I got something more immediately useful though.
posted by Theta States at 6:43 AM on October 29, 2013


I cheated on the cyclops puzzle, there I said it. [and so did you] Also the developer is 19 years old. I have bad habits older than him.
posted by vapidave at 1:09 AM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


For me, the Cyclops puzzle was one of the most satisfying parts. That, and finally getting the purple shark fin.
posted by Theta States at 6:17 AM on November 4, 2013


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