Relatively new, I've only been playing HA for about 30 days now, currently at Level 17, trying to earn enough cash to open the first site in Scotland. Random thoughts/questions I have (my apologies in advance if I don't use the right terminology)..
- In the newsroom, what determines the relative payout received for each trade? The only pattern I see is the payouts seem to gradually increase over time, but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason regarding the specific amount. Some payouts are considerably more than others, even when the require the same clues. For example, most of my payouts for cash trades are between 3-5K, occasionally, I'll find trades worth 5-7K, but then I still get some for 1-3K. Only once did I get a trade greater for over 7K that I was able to complete. Does the reward value continue to increase over time, or is it dependent on unlocking premium sites or fully upgrading other chapters? Most of my other sites are fully upgraded to the five star clues, but Chapt 8 is still at 1-2 stars and Chapt 7 are at 4 stars. Given the large amounts of cash to unlock Scotland, it will take me at least several days to get enough cash to unlock each Scotlant site, and I'm thinking I should save the cash. But given the repetitive nature of searching the same sites over and over again, I'm quickly getting bored. I don't mind being challenged with more difficult sites, but it seems like Scotland is unattainable unless I can get payouts to grow.
- I don't get the AP trades at all, the ones that require you to unlock clues in order to attain them. Given that they are timed at 6 hrs, but unlocking the clue typically takes several hours to complete, this part of the game doesn't make much sense to me. Even if I were to unlock/upgrade sites to get the AP clues, by the time I've unlocked the clue, the trade has normally expired. The only times when I've actually had an opportunity to cash in an AP trade is when by chance I'm already in process upgraded the clue. This seems rarely, but most of the time 3 of the 4 newsroom offers are of this AP type. On the rare occasion when I have several non-AP fires to choose from, I find the game more rewarding as I have an opportunity which trades offer the best value per clue. But when you only have one realistic trade to ponder, there is not much to analyze.
- On a similar note, I've managed to unlock a few of the bonus and premium sites, but very, very rarely do I ever get trade offer involving clues from these sites. So they are pretty to look at, and offer a nice change in pace, but if I never get to use the clues found in these sites, there isn't much motivation for me to upgrade these.
Thanks for any help, suggestions. I feel like I am about ready to delete the game, as it's getting too monotonous, but I would like to see the Scotland sites - if there's something I can do to speed this up, please let me know.