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How to get Reincarnation really easily [Tutorial]

GouchnoxGouchnox Posts: 6,475Member, Friendly, Cool, Conversationalist ✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 2016 in General Discussion
In this tutorial I'm gonna try to explain to you how to farm resets in Cookie Clicker so that you can get the Reincarnation achievement pretty quickly. So here goes my tips and tricks on the subject. Yay.

Rule #1: Always backup your save
No, but seriously, most important thing in cc, since there are a lot of noobs around who may not know that. Get a google doc, paste your save in regularly. That way you won't shit your pants when a problem occurs.

So, what we're trying to do here is to farm resets. The thing is, you can only ascend when you have at least one HC. So the idea is simple: how to get to one HC quickly and efficiently to be able to mass reset. Since we're trying to get 100 resets, you need to know that this process is long and boring, and will take multiple hours of active play. Also, since you're farming for one HC per run and not many, this process will not help you progress further into the game by getting more cbat or HCs overall, and will only help you to get Reincarnation. Since it requires multiple hours of active play and it doesn't help your overall cbat, this means that if you do a run from time to time and just leave your game hanging in between, you will not be producing anything during these periods. So do that during a weekend or something, farm a ton in a short period of time.

When should you farm resets?
You need to wait until late game to do this. The key of reset farming is getting cookies really really fast as soon as your run starts, so you need a few millions HCs (I had 8M when running it) and a lot of Heavenly Upgrades. Farming for more HCs will make your production faster, but it will also make that one HC per run harder to reach, so don't wait too long before starting to farm for resets. You'll also need a lot of free time to farm, as I said earlier.

How to prepare
Well firstly know the game. You can use Ctrl to buy 10 buildings at once, and Shift to buy 100 at once. There are also other shortcuts like CtrlS to quicksave and all, so you can do a lot of things quickly and efficiently without having to scroll and aim for buttons (what is this, an incremental?). As I said, you need a reasonable amount of HCs for production multipliers. The mandatory Heavenly Upgrades to have are the Dragon, Season Switcher, at least 3 perma slots, the bonus cookies and biscuits and starter kit. You won't need golden cookies, wrinklers or angels, but synergies are gonna be helpful. And you can also get Starsnow for bonus fun. All other Heavenly Upgrade will help your run, but not tremendously.
In your perma slots, you're gonna put the 250 and 200 prism upgrades, as well as the last and/or second to last kitten. If any one of these is not available to you yet, then why the heck are you trying to farm resets? Also if you have some more slots you can put whatevs in that, I just keep my omelette in there cause why not.

Now, one last thing before we get to the strat. The HC completion bar.
When you reset, all your HCs you obtained during your run get converted, but not the completion bar. In this image, the bar is about 40% complete, meaning that it's 40% through making the next HC. As you can see, resetting will convert your HCs, but not the completion bar, meaning that in the fresh run you will still be 40% of getting a fresh new HC.
This means that you can play around with when you reset when farming for ascensions. You always need to reset at 1 HC, but it can be one and 5% or one and 90%, which means that your next run will take more or less time to complete. So don't be worried about overshooting the one HC mark, as your progress beyond will be maintained in your next run.

Now that all these formalities are done with, let's get into the strategy behind an actual run. With the current strat here, you can do a run in 3 minutes pretty much.

  • You will start with 10 cursors and 5 grandma (starter kit and starter kitchen), just buy HC upgrades and all other upgrades as you buy cursors. It should go relatively quickly as you have lots of HCs.
  • Once you have 100 cursors, buy ten of the most expensive building you can currently get as a pack of ten (should be something around Temples), empty store.
  • Do the same with the newly most expensive building you can get as a pack of ten (should be around Shipments), empty store (you need to get kitten engineers).
  • Buy ten Time Machines once you have the required 280Tr, then stock up on Prisms until you get 50.
  • Empty store, activate Christmas season, buy the hat and max out on Santa, empty store.
  • You should have all mouse upgrades by now. If you don't have them, spam click the cookie until you get the first one, buy it, spam click again until you unlock all the rest.
  • Sell all buildings except for your 100 cursors and 50 prisms, then get 100 of each building, empty store.
  • Purchase another season and activate Christmas back. Since you have just bought all Deer upgrades, your deers are on optimal spawn rate. By buying Chrismas again, you reseted the first deer's spawn time so that he will spawn much sooner, before you get to 1 HC.
  • Max out on your dragon, activate the prism aura (Radiant Appetite) and then buy 100 of all buildings again.
  • Get to 300 Cursors, 200 Grandmas -> Alchemy Labs. Buy Time Machines, ACs and Prisms by packs of 10 until you can't buy any anymore, empty store.
  • If you still have some synergies left to buy, spam click for them a bit, they don't exceed 4Sp each.
  • Get 9Sp by clicking a bit, get 200 Portals, continue to buy the last 3 buildings by packs of 10.
  • You need to get to 150 Prisms minimum (13Sp), at which point you would have all Prism upgrades and two butter biscuits.
  • The deer should come around now, clicking it will grant you well over your first HC required to reset.
  • Reset, repeat the entire process.
- Get mass HC
- Backup your save
- Social life is crap, stay in your cave for days
- Learn how to use a keyboard
- Follow simple steps, you dummy
- Just freaking backup your save already, jeez
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  • GouchnoxGouchnox Posts: 6,475Member, Friendly, Cool, Conversationalist ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    Eastern Mind?
    What does this have to do with anything?
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    Gouchnox said:

    Eastern Mind?
    What does this have to do with anything?

    Reincarnation was probably mentioned in Eastern Mind.
    "You don't get famous by stating that you are getting more famous. That's nonsense!" ~Karlolin
    "IT HASN'T EVEN PREMIERED ON THE THE-oh i guess you live in the US" ~Karlolin
    "Why won't you yiff with me ;.; " ~Anon9mous
    "The frosting... it's so.... mmm.... " ~Reepile
    "When the Worldstar guy is freaked the fuck out, you know there's a problem." ~Papa Franku
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭

    Goldra said:

    Gouchnox said:

    Eastern Mind?
    What does this have to do with anything?

    Reincarnation was probably mentioned in Eastern Mind.
    It's literally a plot-important game mechanic in the game.
    Oh, right, I remember now. I watched you stream it.
    "You don't get famous by stating that you are getting more famous. That's nonsense!" ~Karlolin
    "IT HASN'T EVEN PREMIERED ON THE THE-oh i guess you live in the US" ~Karlolin
    "Why won't you yiff with me ;.; " ~Anon9mous
    "The frosting... it's so.... mmm.... " ~Reepile
    "When the Worldstar guy is freaked the fuck out, you know there's a problem." ~Papa Franku
  • GouchnoxGouchnox Posts: 6,475Member, Friendly, Cool, Conversationalist ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Whenever someone has something constructive to say about the topic, you can call me.
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  • NeoSpearBladeNeoSpearBlade Posts: 101Member ✭✭
    I have something to say. It's an exploit!
    1. On the archived v.1.0466, just keep pressing the soft reset button until the reset count is 100.
    2. Export the save to v.2.
    3. ???

    The explanation for why this works is that the algorithm for loading a save from v.1.0466 takes the reset counter and applies it to the ascension counter. With this trick, you can get Reincarnation within a minute, or about 7 minutes total if you want Endless cycle as well.

    Don't believe me? Here's my proof:
    Just load it in v.2 and see what happens.

    However, I have to remind you people, this is an exploit. Orteil and/or Opti most definitely did not intend for this to be possible. This is most likely an oversight on their part when they wrote the "load from old version" functionality for v.2 and the general non-importance of the reset counter in v.1.0466.

    Now that I pointed out, the next version will patch this out, like how v.1.0 allowed saves from v.Classic to work for a while before it was removed. So enjoy it while it lasts.

    Sorry, Gouchnox. ^_^'
  • bob_32_116bob_32_116 Posts: 788Member ✭✭✭
    Now this is what I call a useful post!

    Clearly it's best done in the endgame. You want to get that first HC quickly, otherwise the time you waste waiting for the first HC negates the benefit from the achievement.
  • EmilEmil Posts: 2Member
    I think I found a faster way to get a high number, by pairing your ascensions. As you wrote, the completion bar is preserved accross runs, which means you can get another HC for relatively few cookies if you start with an almost full bar.
    Knowing this, you can alternate between longer and shorter runs, collecting enough cookies for 1.9999 HC and .0001 HC. And as your production grows, 1.9999 HC takes barely longer then 1 HC. The way I do it:
    Ascend, and start your run, collecting and getting to HC+1, and start filling the bar again. When the bar is nearing completion, sell all your CMs.
    Hover over the progress bar to see how much more are needed. If you want, you can repeat by selling all prisms, etc. But anyway, ascend just before completing the next level (ascending happens at the moment you click "yes", not when you click legacy!).
    In your next ascension, you'll only have to collect a few cookies.

    You'll lose some time by managing the exact amount of cookies/moment to ascend, but it saves me some time in total.
  • iceklausiceklaus Posts: 1,195Member ✭✭✭
    Transcendence shouldn't be rushed, ascension comes with clarity of cookies. Feel the cookie, become the cookie, float by the dough flow of infinite chocolate nirvana.
    the ones who dare have lives woth dying for

    shhhhh... nothing to see here
  • ViceVersaViceVersa Posts: 12Member ✭✭
    I recently full wiped my game and was dreading getting this again the most. However right now I'm at 20 mil HC, have 200+250 Chancemaker upgrades, kitten specialists+experts+consultants as perm upgrades, and it takes me 1-2 minutes per ascension (about 1 min 15 sec on the timer when I ascend so not counting the time between). The most annoying part IMO is buying all of the upgrades so if you can do that fast it's really easy to farm ascensions fast. I usually don't even bother with cookie clicking (ironic), santa or dragon since at ~150 chancemakers the bar fills fast enough on its own.
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