@jgb said in Heroic Race Feb18 - Mar1, 2021***:
On the timed lap 24 currently. Spent 3.6k gems so far. Expecting to get near the end of lap 25 tonight.
Man, I agree with @Bettina-Löffler - that's a LOT of gems! I am comfortably in first by a few laps and do not want to see the day I end up in a race with a big spender!
Lap 13 was good to me - I started with 4 eggs ready to hatch but just hatched the 2 War dragons (still works great to get the item from hatching but middling for getting the item from breeding) and had given myself an hour to get through this node and with about 5 minutes left, I had gotten the other 8 items from hatching so didn't need to use the other two that were ready to go. I was planning to use spin on node 4 but wanted some eggs and breedings ready just in case.
Node 2 went as expected. I wasn't in a place to finish a level in the league so already knew I would use the 6 gems here to bypass that wait.
Gold is always an issue for me but after about 3 hours, I just needed one more item I hemmed and hawed over waiting and THOUGHT it would just be another 8 minutes but didn't want to risk it so for one gem I finished that node. I also had to head out on the road and wanted to get to node 5 before that.
My spin was my first good one - got me 5 items so it took 3 hatching and 2 breeding. I hatched the other two eggs that had been waiting since the morning and finished breeding the one good one (not the two War dragon breeding dens, the one with a new dragon). Then spammed Terra for about a half hour. I completed all the hatching but had one breeding left and I had spent about 10 minutes trying to get the last one. I already knew I wasn't going to wait any pools here because that would screw up my ability to collect food. So, I used 5 gems to get past this node and got to node 5 with about 3.5 hrs left. I was thinking I was going to end up using much more so I am happy with that.
I only waited the 20 minutes to get under an hour for fight 2, 3, and 4, which put me in a perfect position to wait 1 hour 20 minutes to get to fight 5. Perfect because this is when I was busy with chores. Twenty minutes to get to fight 6. For food, I screwed up the pool a bit and forgot to set my timer so there I am with 10 minutes to go, harvesting 30 sec food and wondering when I'm going to get that LAST item. I was prepared to just skip the node but at 5 minutes I thought - harvest just one more time and BAM! got the item! So, skipped the last fight and finished the node and lap for 3 gems instead of 5.
In total, I used 36 gems to get through the lap in the time given and got 320 orbs for Light Titan. Since I already have Light Titan, he's off getting empowered now.
My gem count is sitting at about 86 now.