GoT Time Lab hints (introduced March 20, 2013)

GoT Time Lab (introduced March 21, 2013)

This is a new feature that is complicated but so far, in my opinion, fairly nice.

Slapped this out quick so people can see it. I will update it as I learn more.

 

There is a bunch of words below but you will likely be able to figure it out by banging on it for a while without my help.  Read this and comment if you get stuck or have questions or just don’t want to deal with it.  I am sure I am not using the correct terminology either.

I am not currently done with this so some of this could be wrong.

Minor story line reveal: you need to repair a book by completing tasks laid out as wires or a piping system.  There seems to be two paths you can take but I bet that in the end you will need to complete both.

 

When you go to the time lab you have two tabs.  The “time lab” and the “time mechanism”

time lab

http://screencast.com/t/I3pLmazlqn

“time mechanism”

http://screencast.com/t/z2lFLuREzQZ

 

The time lab is where your quests are and you need to work through this to get items for the mechanism

They have created several new objects to collect.  These are similar to the time crystals we are familiar with but with some differences.  At first there are pieces of glass you need to collect.  You can get them one of three ways:  buying with gold (no surprise), playing normal scenes (they show up at random just like time crystals do, or playing the special scenes you get access to on the mechanism tab.  You can not get them from friends or request them as far as I can tell.

There are also tokens to collect which look much like the loyalty coins in my limited color vision. But they serve an entirely different purpose. (more on these later).

In the time lab, you click on one of the pages (look like port holes) you have access to and it shows you if you have all the glass fragments you need to complete that part of the quest for that page (which I will call a task).  For example the pagel may require you to collect one yellow and one blue glass fragment if you have at least one of each you can complete the task.  If you have three red and one blue but no yellow you cannot complete the task. however you may be able to complete a task on the other path as the requirements vary.  Each pagemust be completed a set number of times before you can advance through the pageto the next one in line.  Progress is shown in the thermometer in the lower right corner. Each time you complete a task, you get the reward for that task.  For example, the first bottom portal for me earns 3 tokens every time I complete its task up until I have completed it enough times to finish the portal. Note it looks like you might still be able to play this page after you finish it.

It does not require energy to do these tasks so I see no reason not to do them.  Just do your normal scenes and then go on collect the rewards.

A couple of unusual things you should be aware of.  You have to complete the task, ask for the reward, and wait for the timer to expire (but you can go back to your garden and do other work.  A popup will tell you when it is done) then actually go back into the lab and collect the reward.

Some of the buttons are available at times when they are not clickable.  The color will change when they are available.

Time Mechanism: The second tab is an “older version” of the time machine we know and love.  Some differences I have noticed however. In order to travel you must have 10 energy units AND a token.  It takes you to a random scene.  This can be a scene you have seen before, a new scene, or a blitz even (although it is not specified what if anything you are competing with.)  The scenes are much more likely to be in flashlight mode.

You are much more likely to collect glass fragments (and glass petals?) than on a normal scene.   It may not make sense to play the scenes in the mechanism before you need to.  one of the challenges that show up in the garden requires some items to be found in the mechanism scenes. It has a problem like the collection stuff does in that if you get it to early it does not seem to count.

You do quickly run out of tokens however. So far, other than buying them with gold, the only way I know of getting them is as a reward for completing tasks in the time lab

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If you have comments, questions, suggestions… please reply below.  Or send me an email at (Got time at mindlessfluff.com) remove spaces  from the email address and put GoT in the subject line to make my spam filters happy.

Hope this helps.

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