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How to win at CW and not pay a bunch of money. Play Jewels of Osiris

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 1: Understand the true objective of JoO-- stay in the game! CW would have you believe that the goal is to make the entire puzzle board gold by matching and breaking jewels. That couldn't be the furthest from the truth. The REAL goal as a winning player is to keep from breaking all the non-gold areas. Stay playing the game as long as possible and it will drive up your coin count! I'll tell you how to do that in later posts.

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  • Michael B17

    I'm just a VIP and I've never bought gems either I have over 278 B tokens.  and I'm on M66 going for M67   I get 90% of my tokens on mystic 

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  • zagnut84

    I have heard that. Perhaps you should start a post on how to win at Mystic Billions.

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  • zagnut84

    How long have you been in CW?

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  • Michael B17

    I just spin on Mystic  no real secret.  I have been on here around 530 days

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  • zagnut84

    Max bet? 500K? No charms?

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  • Michael B17

    If I bet the max i use at least 3 or 4 clover charms  I always use charms I don't know how to not use charms

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  • zagnut84

    Gotchya... strategy on JoO is to make bank and hang onto your charms, use them on games like Mystic.

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 2: Always bet maximum amount.! To move the needle the max bet is needed. $500K. Lower bets mean less winnings.

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 3: Puzzle board are not all created equal.  Certain boards are better than others. The greater the play area, the more winnings. Only play square boards and preferably without a hole in the center (or a small hole). Do NOT play the cross, heart, H-shaped boards!  You will either lose or not come away with much. IF you don't like the board, don't make a move. Go back to dashboard and click JoO and it will create a new random board. Do this until you get the board you want. 

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  • k9

    Michael B17: I don't know how to not use charms

    Michael, you can turn off your charms using the "Charms Settings" button then the "Auto Equip" button. Click anywhere on the panel where your charms are and the charm dialog box will appear, that's where you find the "Charms Settings" button. Make the check marks go away and the charms will be turned off.

    Best way to turn on charms is to have them all turned off then selectively go through your charm collection and click on the ones you want activated saving the others for later use. Many players have 1,000s and 1,000s of saved charms.

    I like to save high value charms and burn through the low value ones just to clean up the clutter in my charm collection.

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 4: Choose boards based on  challenges--low count ankh symbols or gems.  Every board comes with three (3) challenges (right side of screen). Two (2) are always connecting the 5-gem combo, "-----", "T" or "L". The third is collecting either certain rarer jewels for that board or dropping off the "ankh" symbol. Always choose a board with a gem count of 15 or 6 ankh symbols. Clearing this challenge first opens up the board for more opportunities of cascading combos and more coins! If you get a board that doesn't meet this criteria, see Tip # 3.

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 5: Recover your bet! Look for a 5-gem combos every move you make.  5-gem combos, (i.e. "-----", "T" or "L") are worth $500K coins ONLY on the first move (on 500K bets) so go for those first. If you are lucky enough to have more than one, do the top first so you get credit then do the lower one(s) last so you can get possible cascading combos. If you don't have any 5-gem combos, get the next best...a 4-gem combo. That's worth $250K. At least the loss isn't as bad and still may get cascading combo. 

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  • zagnut84

    On the topic charms, my goal is to get a 100,000 in inventory..

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 6: Work the bottom to top. There is an order to matching  gems. As mentioned in Tip # 5, go for the 5-gems, then 4 gems no matter where they are but after that make ALL moves from bottom to top. That will create the possibility of cascading drops that incrementally increase coin payouts. Generally speaking, doing a selection horizontal vs. vertical offers the most opportunity for drops/combos.

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  • k9

    Zag, you have a lot of charms I've never even seen. In your top two rows, I've only had the Bonzai which I've gotten several times. I'm working on Milestone 57 and have been VIP for just three months now.

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  • zagnut84

    I've acquired quite a few zany charms over this past year since becoming a member in Oct 2020 (1 year anniversary coming up). I've only used my charms sparingly, I like to hang on to them. My process is methodical to doing challenges. I don't spend money, hang onto charms and move down the road at a nice smooth pace playing JoO to make bank (playing other games for fun along the way). Works well. 

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 7: Power-Ups are NOT your friend. I know it's fun to zap, slice and blast gems but remember Tip #1, stay in the game! Power-ups damage the board and therefore, limit the number of coins you get per game so find ways to limit the damage. I will explain some methods in the next set of tips.

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 8: Dump the Elixirs. The elixirs are used to paint squares to gold as if you are trying the clear the entire board... Uh..no. Again, refer back to Tip #1-- making the board gold ends the game sooner so dump them as often as you can. What I do is when I get a board I don't like I dump them there and then refresh to a new board.  Also leaving the elixir table empty provides more opportunity for elixirs to be randomly awarded from the challenges and gem pots and thereby limiting the number destructive Power-ups from showing up (remember you don't want Power-ups!) See below typical board I have...

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 9: Dump the Elixirs - Part 2. Another trick with elixirs if you build up bunch during a game is to dump them in center area of the board that you were going to make a gem move anyway. That way, no harm no foul. But one note of warning: Do NOT dump onto an active board with 5 or less squares left. I refer back to the over-arching Tip #1.

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  • Nunya

    Thanks, zagnut, for these tips. 

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 10: You must lose before you can win. This is very important to remember so you don't get discouraged-- you will initially lose coins at first during board play; possibly as much as a few million. That is because the third challenge (rare gem collection or ankh symbols) will bog down moves on the board until the challenge is cleared. Once out of the way cascading combo drops become more frequent and you will not only recover your losses but double, triple, quadruple and more!  My NEW record as of 18 Apr 2022 for a single game board is $470M WITHOUT using charms.

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 11: Shuffle the Ankhs. It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway...) save the shuffle. But when to use it?? I have found the best time is when you are playing a board with ankh symbols and getting bogged down with too many of them (except to destroy through a 3-match). If you have 8 or more ankhs do the shuffle!!  Very good chance a bunch will drop out and possibly clear the challenge or at the very least, open up new moves to get rid of them. 

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 12: Power-Ups are NOT your friend - Part 2. When power-ups pop out, their placement on the board is NOT random. They have a singular purpose to destroy your remaining squares and end your game. See below screenshot as an example on how they were placed all around my 1 remaining non-gold square. That's not random!

    You won't be able stop the Power-ups. You will eventually succumb to their relentless attack, however, you can slow them down by moving them out of the way of remaining squares best you can to avoid destruction and in the meantime collect more bank! ¢¢¢. In future tips I will tell you how....

     

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  • zagnut84

    Tip # 13: Power-Up Strategy 1 - The Slice Defense. When Power-ups are on the verge of defeating your last few square look for opportunities to drop same colored gems of the Power-up and move them away. This takes a great deal of practice but once you get the hang of it will be just natural to look for those situations. Then just 3-connect and away they go.. gone from your precious dirty (non- gold) squares. Take the knives Power-up as first example. In screenshot below the knives Power-up positioned itself to destroy my last remaining square (and one with a protecting power-up on it... that will be a separate tip). I dropped the appropriate colored gems and move it our of harms way.  

     

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