Hi guys, I'm on my last run to get the 1 duodecillion cookies in one ascension. I have all but the last heavenly upgrade (sugar lump related and costs 1 billion HC), and all but one achievement I care about (the duodecillion). I've started playing over a year ago on V1.0375, stopped after a while, didn't play for ~300 days, and returned to v2.002. I grinded my ass of to get the heavenly upgrade where you have a 1% chance to get a double GC to spawn for a slim chance of a triple GC effect. When I had almost reached it, the grimoire was introduced where you can summon triple GC effects at will, rendering this heavenly upgrade close to useless haha.
Anyway, the progress through the last -illions (from early nonillions to mid undecillions) has been unexpectedly quick thanks to the grimoire and pantheon. These 'minigames' really break the traditional grinding game: Imo, the 1 undecillion run in v2.002 is way, way more difficult/grindy to achieve than the 1 duodecillion run in v2.004.
My main strategy since the grimoire/pantheon-update has been, to wait when one of the building-related cookie multiplier effects occur (even better when a frenzy is already running), then use force the hand of faith to summon a 2nd GC and hope for a click frenzy, sell a bunch of buildings with Godzamok in the diamond slot and click away. After just one of these combo's you are already way, way past the point where you'd normally ascend: I went from 11 million to 51 million (frenzy+building+clickfrenzy+godzamok) and more recent (only a few days later) from 197 million to 694 million HC (I believe it were 2 different building multipliers + click frenzy + godzamok, not sure if I remember correct, I was too busy clicking like a madman)
The strategy in more readable format:
Grimoire spell: "Force the hand of fate" to summon an extra GC
Pantheon: Godzamok, spirit of ruin in diamond slot, for the click bonus
In my building distribution I have 500 cursors and grandma's, 400 farms / mines / factory's / temples. This is not part of the ideal distribution, their purpose is purely for quick and easy buying and selling when a combo occurs
- Ideally, have a frenzy going from the last GC (x7)
- Wait for a building related multiplier (~ x30 to x50)
- Force the hand of faith, hope for click frenzy (clicks x777) (If I have frenzy + building multiplier, I WILL use a sugar lump to refill my mana meter for an extra chance on a click frenzy)
- Use godzamok: sell all your 2600 buildings from cursors to banks (keep the temples!!!) for a x26 click multiplier; click like crazy for 10 seconds, bulk buy the 2600 buildings back, sell again and click like crazy.
In a frenzy + building multiplier + click frenzy you can do about 2 cycles of godzamok, if you manage about 50 clicks per godzamok session for 100 clicks total, you will make:
100 (clicks) x 1/8 (a click is 12-13% of cps (w/wo cookie egg)) x7 (frenzy) x~40 (building) x 777 (click frenzy) x 26 (godzamok) = 70.000.000 seconds of production, or 20.000 hours, or 800 days, or 2,25 years of production
in LESS than one minute! Without using any cheats or even an autoclicker!
While this combo is rare, there are many other combo's which are more frequent where you can use Godzamok/this strategy:
Frenzy + click frenzy = 20 days of production clicked
Building multiplier + click frenzy = 112 days
Frenzy + building multiplier = 2 days
Frenzy + building multiplier + building multiplier = 80 days
Click frenzy = 3 days
Or the probably very rare building multipier + other building multiplier + click frenzy which I was fortunate to enjoy before my last ascension: 12 YEARS of production in less than a minute of clicking, selling and buying.
Anyway, now it's just waiting for a bunch of the above mentioned GC combo's! I'm at 330 chancemakers ideal distribution (barely got the 350 achievement in my last run of about 350 undecillion). Seeing that I produced 300+ undecillion an my last run, and that I now have 3,5x the HC of last run, I expect I only need ONE building+building+clickfrenzy to produce the duodecillion (or 6 frenzy+building+cf combo's). I'll let you know when I finish :)
Disclaimer: I still play in the beta (v2.0041) to make use of the prism/chancemaker synergy. No cheats were used except to revert accidentally bought levels on buildings with sugar lumps, I'll make another post on how to do that since that probably happened to more of us :)