I'm 2,700 hours in with 9 ascensions. My CPS is 15 septillion.

Edit: (math was way off) I usually ascend whenever I get over 10% my HC (currently 3 million) which seems to take about 4 days atm.

I just leave Cookie Clicker open awhile browsing now with Golden Switch on and let the 12 Wrinklers do the work. I pop them every 12 hours to get around 20 nonillion a day. If I'm bored I use Elder Covenant to appease the grannies and wait for some Frenzy / Dragon Flight combos.

I'll call the game completed when I get infinite cookies. Is that at 100 decillion?

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I spent some time figuring out the pros and cons of popping wrinklers and came up with a formula. Rather than present the formula though, I'll explain the reasoning behind it:

Exploding a wrinkler incurs a cost, which can be estimated by the difference in wrinkler production from having one fewer wrinkler, multiplied by the expected time for the wrinkler to respawn. In that sense popping a wrinkler is much like selling a building; there is a loss of production as a trade-off for releasing cookies that presumably will be used to buy something else that increases production.

there is clearly no point in popping a wrinkler unless there is something you have in mind to buy with the cookies released. A building or upgrade will increase production by some percentage. By what percentage will production fall due to the loss of one wrinkler? A first guess would be to take the loss of wrinkler production, and divide that by the total wrinkler production. However this gives an overestimate. If (for example) this wrinkler has lived for one hour, but the expected time for replacement by respawning is one minute, the loss is only 1/60 of the above.

My condition for popping a wrinkler is then:

(Lifetime of wrinkler) * (fractional increase in production from object purchased)

> (expected respawn time) * (fractional change in wrinkler production)

There is an additional condition of course: i don't pop wrinklers unless I expect to release enough cookies to purchase the thing I want to buy.

This can do no more than give a rough estimate. I don't note down the time at which each wrinkler appears, so i am just estimating how long it has been there. Also, the "expected time to respawn" is just that - it may be sooner or later.

In practice this means I end up popping all or most of the wrinklers at once. This is because the loss of production is much greater with more wrinklers; there is not much difference between zero and one wrinkler, but a big difference between 9 and 10 wrinklers. As well as that, the fewer wrinklers remaining, the faster they begin to respawn. If it's worth popping one, it's usually worth popping them all.

It also means that I only pop wrinklers in order to buy expensive upgrades and high buildings. Normally it's only prisms and antimatter thingies. For anything smaller, it's generally better to just let existing production continue until I have enough cookies to cover the cost, which won't take very long.

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This is my school code.

I'll post my home one later.]]>

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When I enter the Born again challenge mode, how many cookies do I need to quit it/ascend from it? The amount needed for the Prestige level 2, or the amount needed for my actual Prestige level (which happens to be 5.94 million in my case)?

It is kinda important, because I currently need ca. 170 septillion to get to each new Prestige level and that is not a number I could reach in a gameplay without heavenly upgrades. Without cheating.]]>

What do you guys think about this? Please express your opinion and thanks :p]]>

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First thing that comes to mind for me is: at each ascension I would note down the next really good heavenly upgrades I want to buy, and how many chips they cost. A number of times I have ascended, mainly for the prestige points, but have found that I am only just short of the number of chips needed to get that next big heavenly upgrade - a permanent upgrade slot, unholy bait, elder spice etc. and should have waited just a little longer.]]>

- How much cookies are there? I have six, so I want to know how much cookies I haven't unlocked yet.

If there are more:

- I have found 90 reindeers so why don't I get any special cookies? Is this because I have found all? Is the chance lower if I have unlocked some cookies? Or maybe something else?

- Do I get something when I have them all? Achievement or something?

Sorry if I have posted this in wrong place, I'm new here, and thanks for answers :)]]>

Bit of a new player here. I'm now 670 hours into my first run and have the 'One Mind' standing ready to activate for several days now. I'm a bit hessitant to start it up in lieu of the gran-o-calypse and not sure if my cps (17,6 tril) is up to it. Could somebody advise me what would be a good moment to activate it ? What cps I should have ?

Regards

Gerlof101]]>

Apparently the x77 for clicks and x7 CPS stack, so I ended up making ~1.8 quadrillion cookies in 10 seconds.

How many clicks do you older players have anyway?

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You get back up to about ~150 billion CPS in about a minute unless I'm missing something, 5e6 * 100 ]]>

When I returned from holiday, this seemed to have worked. Production and total cookies were exactly the same as when I left, as though the time between had not elapsed. Today, however, I was puzzled by the fact that my cookie production spreadsheet, which normally calculates production with perfect accuracy, seemed to be underestimating production by a factor of about 5%.

I finally identified the reason for the discrepancy. Earlier in the day I had bought "century egg". As you know, this boosts production by a factor that depends on the time elapsed since the start of the run. I was away for 25 days - 609 hours, to be exact. Cookie Clicker includes those 609 hours in the calculation of the duration of the run.

I have altered my spreadsheet to take account of those idle hours, and the calculation now appears to be correct. however it seems that it's not possible to fool the game completely into thinking i have never been away. Curses!

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I have about four quintillion cookies and 157 prestige

I have 250 cursors 230 grandmas 200 farms and mines 160 factories 150 temples and banks 110 wizard towers 100 shipments and alcmey labs 60 portals 50 time machines 40 antimater condensers 30 prisms

I have about nine trillion cookies per second in 850 hours

43 percent achevements and upgrades

I don't know when to ascend for the first time

Any suggestions ?]]>

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Apparently it means grannies but what they know and what does that cookie gives?]]>