A gold mine filled with treasures beyond imagination and sparkling diamonds that could fill your dreams for days to come. If you are looking for a game which has the ability to cure your boredom all the while pleasantly treating your visual senses, then look no further. Idle Miner Tycoon is the latest release from the gaming powerhouse of Fluffy Fairy Games UG. The game is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store. Idle Miner Tycoon comes in a reasonable package size of 230MB and provides days and days of gameplay unless you become so addicted that you manage to end the game in 24 hours. The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The most recent version of Idle Miner Tycoon is version 1.25.0 and was updated on 08 May 2017.
Idle Miner Tycoon is one of the most unique games available both for iOSe and Android devices. This is because players get to run the equivalent of a real life gold mine and get a whole host of problems that come with it. In addition, the gold mine workers and managers continue to work long after you have gone to sleep and therefore it involves a major strategy element in the gameplay. In order to be a successful mining tycoon you need to give enough time to Idle Miners Tycoon in the starting few hours of the game so that you can easily depend upon the work of your employees later on after you have set up a huge system for your precious gold mine. As you progress to the higher levels of the game and spend more time involved in the workings of your gold mine, you will notice your mine output increase considerably. However, as they say “with great power comes great responsibility” and you will have to put much more effort into planning and taking decisions that could make a huge impact on the future of your mine.
The mechanics of Idle Miner Tycoon are fairly straightforward and the game is designed to be played by players of all ages and genders so naturally the difficulty level is quite low. However, earning the title of Ultimate Miner Tycoon in the game is something reserved only for the most dedicated and passionate players. The game has an exponential reward rate but that comes coupled with an even more sharply increasing price rate for upgrades, hiring managers and power ups in the game.
Purchasing in game currency or the Idle Cash as referred to in Idle Miner Tycoon is also an alternative option for those players whose fingers and minds start hurting from thinking too much on the screen or if you think staying in front of the screen of your smartphone for too long might be detrimental to your health. Therefore, if you are not a pay to play player, this guide includes some tips on how to proceed with your upgrades in order to level up the fastest and follow the best path to becoming the Ultimate Idle Miner Tycoon!
1. Learn To Manage Your Mine
Idle Miner Tycoon is one of the few games available on both iOS and Android platforms which provides a very brief tutorial to players who have just started playing real life simulation games. The in game beginners tutorial is present just to give you an idea of the basic mechanics of the game and to familiarize you with the concepts of efficient management and planning. After progressing past a certain point in the game, the developers have made sure that you as a player get a real taste of how actual life management works and how difficult it can be at times to effectively control the workforce and labor which is responsible for operating your gold mine.
While playing Idle Miner Tycoon, you always have to keep in mind that you are the owner of your own gold mine and no one else can dictate the terms on which you should draft management policies in order to run the mine in the most profitable manner. Regardless of this fact though, you also need to be aware that you are the only person solely responsible for the entire control and operations of your gold mine. If a natural disaster occurs and a section of your mine collapses which is very probable in a real life scenario, you as the owner of the gold mine are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of your workers. In such cases, you are also the only person who has the power to implement new decisions and bring about changes in the security and operational policies which could create a better and safer working environment for the miners working in your gold mine.
Now before things get too serious and you start to get bored of all the technicalities present in this game, you should know that Idle Miner Tycoon is a very fun game to play and quite frankly it is a game which can actually teach you a lot about managing and coping with difficult situations that might arise at any point in your life. In addition, playing Idle Miner Tycoon grants you with the opportunity to explore a true passive income source from how it is established to the part where you have to exert the hardest to make everything work and finally, the rewards that you get to reap after your gold mine becomes profitable for you. In fact the basic purpose of the game is to make you aware of the vast opportunities in life that await you should you choose to take the first steps on the path to becoming an industrial tycoon.
Idle Miner Tycoon is a strategy based real life simulation game at its core and as such it contains all the fundamental features of a strategy game. If you have played or are familiar with popular franchises like the Age Of Empires or Red Alert series, then you will instantly feel at ease with the gameplay present in Idle Miner Tycoon. However, instead of planning about which troops to train in your barracks and looking at the different unit abilities in order to better assess your options, in Idle Miner Tycoon, you will have the option to choose from various kinds of managers which have the ability to manage different aspects of your gold mine as well as improve upon the production capabilities that you are currently able to achieve. In addition, you will be able to set up an entire financial plan for your workers and employees which you can follow to ensure that they are getting paid enough and on time because if you are not cautious about this, your miners like in real life will start to rebel against your policies and this may lead to a loss of all the hard worked profitable earnings which you had established.
2. Choosing The Perfect Team
So you have decided to become an Idle Miner Tycoon! This is the chosen path of industrialists, the true men who never hesitate to give their all in the quest to rise above the mere dayworkers. Beware of the dangers that will beset you when you take this path for they are not few and certainly not easy to overcome. The first and foremost requirement of following the path of the Industrialist is to make sure your mind is very well rested and you are not in a family gathering or public event where you could be scolded for the extreme shouting behavior that you might display when managing your gold mine. You begin with only a single miner, an elevator worker and a worker who delivers the refined gold to your warehouse for storage. This cycle of events from the mine shaft to the warehouse ends in your net worth increasing, which is indicated at the top left corner of the screen. After the gold has successfully reached your warehouse, the overall cash available to you also increases and this is shown at the top right corner of the screen of your smartphone.
No extra perks or benefits are available to you at the start of the game but as you progress to the higher levels, more and more workers become available to you along with many upgrades and managers that start to unlock. Remember, you have chosen the path of the Industrialist so it is best to invest your earnings and rewards into upgrades and new managers that increase the overall efficiency of your gold mine.
The most important factor that determines your success as an industrial miner tycoon is the type of team that you have and whether they are all performing at their optimum levels or not. You will have three different types of managers available to you starting off with Junior Managers as you begin the game and as you progress to higher levels, Senior Managers and finally Executive Managers will unlock for you to implement in your strategies. Each manager has a unique ability which is aimed at either increasing the output of your gold mine or at increasing the overall efficiency of the workers toiling in your gold mine. In addition, you can use the spare cash being earned from the gold mine into upgrading the bonus or percentage multipliers that these Managers possess. This will not only lead to an effective utilization of the extra cash that you are earning, it will also lead to the establishment of a passive income source which will definitely pay off exponentially more than the amount that you invested into making these upgrades.
Whenever you see the shadow of a manager appear on a post for example on top of the mine elevator, you can click on the shadow and a pop up menu will open indicating the different types of managers available for you to select from. Each of these will carry a specific type of bonus and according to the seniority levels (Junior, Senior and Executive); you will have to pay a large chunk of cash to assign the best managers on the vacant post. It is extremely important to remember here that money spent on assigning a higher level manager is always highly recommended as opposed to upgrading the attributes of a low level manager. This is because when you upgrade a low level manager, it will initially cost you a relatively less amount of cash but the huge increase that comes with switching to a senior or executive level manager is incentive enough to wait a little longer while your idle cash builds up. The executive level managers also have a bonus chance of possessing an additional attribute along with their normal abilities which makes them all the more attractive for the success and idle operations of your gold mine.
3. Use Your Boosts Wisely
Idle Miner Tycoon has a huge amount of rewards and boosts to help you along the path to making your gold mine profitable and a steady source of idle income for yourself. To utilize your boosts wisely and truly stay upon the path of the industrialist tycoon, you need a good amount of mental concentration and decision making ability. Needless to say this path is for those clever players who have found the way to make the game work for them while they sit back, relax and watch the magic happen on the screen of their smartphone.
Once you have chosen the path of the “Industrialist”, the first thing you need to make sure of is to follow the objectives and boost timings given to you by the game for at least the first 7 levels. This will ensure that you get a handsome collection of Mine Workers, Managers and Delivery Guys. For this period, you need to mainly focus upon increasing the upgrades available for your managers and mine workers which would determine the number of levels that you can progress to easily without thinking too much about how to use the boosts available to your managers and workers. While you are not touching the screen at all, this idle mining serves to collect gold at an ever increasing rate even while you are not watching the screen and the game is not even running in the background. You can see the idle cash offline multiplier which indicates how fast your workers will continue to perform under the supervision of your assigned managers even while you are not standing over them all the time. Boosts like the “Walking Speed Booster”, “Load Multiplier”, “Warehouse Capacity Increase” and “Mining Speed Booster” are a few initial perks to increase your idle mining and transportation power. DO NOT try to upgrade the initial few perks beyond a level of 5 because they start to cost too much in cash and provide only a little increase to your idle mining and transportation power.
As you begin to move ahead to the higher levels you will notice that you can now assign executive level specialized managers with cross disciplinary abilities like workforce managers with a small array of speed up boosts up their sleeves. These executive level managers will form the cornerstone of your strategy for the current and future higher levels and as a Strategist you have to take into account all the different abilities that they possess in order to make the most effective combination possible. Some of these abilities might not be coincident with each other and you have to take care to always make sure that you assign managers according to the demand of the situation within your gold mine. For example when you open up a new shaft for mining, you need a fast set of miners to quickly release the huge amount of gold buried within the loose earth and you will need to apply boosts to the elevator workforce as well so that this gold can be transported to the surface quickly in order to take advantage of the huge potential of the new shaft that you just added to your gold mine. Always remember that all boosts are timed and usually replenish after 2 minutes or so. Therefore plan ahead and always keep the difficult and slow tasks for when the boosts are about to become active so that you are able to achieve maximum working efficiency in your gold mine.
4. Improve Your Infrastructure
Idle Miner Tycoon is a game that pits your decision making ability against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called a true Industrial Tycoon, you have to prove you can think like a true business man in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player of Idle Miner Tycoon is to have amazing intuition and an extremely well versed sense of how you can make your gold mine profitable in the shortest amount of time. For the first few levels you will be hard pressed for cash as most of it will be reinvested back into making upgrades and assigning managers of all levels to speed up the mining and transportation processes within your gold mine. However as you progress to the higher levels and start attaining a steady stream of passive cash flow, you will have plenty of time and money to spare and invest this extra cash into making your business even more profitable. Needless to say, the greed for more money surpasses anything else and soon you will begin to realize that having millions of dollars sitting idle in your bank is not good enough for you and you will start to strive for the billion mark and more after that.
To achieve the billionaire title and more after that, it is paramount that you should start working towards the infrastructure of your company and focus more on improving the production and storage facilities for your gold mine after you cross a certain point in the game. This point in Idle Miner Tycoon is usually characterized by the amount of cash shown at the top right corner of the screen of your smartphone. When this idle cash amount crosses into the millions, you should hold back on the manager and worker upgrades and instead focus on building and storage upgrades for your gold mine. This is because after reaching this point in the game, you already have a rapid production of raw gold from the mine shafts and your previous upgrades on the managers has ensured that there is always a steady supply of gold available. You do not however have the same speed of processing in your production factory which causes huge delays when a large amount of gold goes into the factory and takes so long to come out. Similarly, when such a huge amount of processed and refined gold is coming out of the factory, your workers will be able to quickly transport it to the warehouse since you have upgraded them before while reaching up to this point. However, they will have to stand and wait for space to be made in the storage warehouse since it has not been upgraded to synchronize with the worker’s transportation abilities.
Investing some of your idle cash into upgrading the factory and warehouse is therefore very beneficial in the long run as you will not have to spend that amount again and again as you do in the case of managers and worker upgrades because whenever you assign a new manager, you have to complete his entire set of upgrades from the very beginning. In addition, these upgrades will have a huge impact on the production and waiting times that you currently have to deal with. As a result, you will have an exponential increase in your already high net worth and you will find yourself firmly set on the path to becoming an Industrial Legend in Idle Miner Tycoon.
This wraps up our detailed guide for Idle Minor Tycoon. Do you know any other tips or tricks for the game? If so, don’t hesitate to share them with us below in the comment area!