In Idle Miner, the aim is to manage all your mines, and, in this regard, the role of a player is equivalent to that of a manager’s. At the start of the game, only a small number of workers are assigned to you. To start work, you can simply tap on them. For playing the game, you need to fulfill the following tasks.
- Need to hire more workers
- Take care of these three: The shaft, the elevator and the warehouse; you need to upgrade these.
- Need to open more shafts
- Buy and manage mines
- Earn! Earn! Earn!
Seems easy right? Well, it would be if you had more coins. Most features and mines of the game are locked at the beginning. In order to unlock more mines, the game demands extremely huge amount of coins. Example, to unlock the Fire Continent, you need 2.45 ah Ice Cash. Wait, what is the ah currency? Let’s look at the different types of currencies in the game.
- k = 1,000
- m = 1,000,000
- b = 1,000,000,000
- t = 1,000,000,000,000
- aa = 1,000,000,000,000,000
- ab = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
As mentioned before, to start a job, you simply need to tap on the workers. This work can be automated by hiring a manager for yourself in the game even in elevators and warehouses. One thing to note is, at maximum one can only hire 800 managers at Shaft level and 2400 managers at elevator and warehouse levels.
Be Your Own Boss
Even though you have managers working for you, don’t forget you are their boss. These managers have certain special abilities, and you need to exploit these to go far ahead in the game.
As in real life, there are multiple types of managers in the game: junior, senior, executive. An executive manager is more experienced and will obviously perform better than a junior one. You can look at the qualities and skills of a manager hired by you by clicking on the shovel icon at the bottom of the screen. While some managers are good at boosting the work or movement speed of the workers, others will reduce the upgrade costs. It is your job to identify the requirements in the game and assign managers accordingly.
In order to pay less when you upgrade, you can assign executive, or senior managers who have the skill of reducing the upgrade costs by going to the Upgrade button -> Assign manager -> Activate skills -> Upgrade.
If you have multiple shafts, you can assign multiple managers at once to boost up the work there by going to the Shovel icon -> A Pop up will appear -> Click activate.
Invite Your Friends To Boost Your Income
On reaching a certain level, you can step-up your income by inviting your friends from Facebook. For this, just click on the worker icon, next to settings, and invite others. The more your friends play, the higher your earnings will be as it provides 5% income boost.
Apart from the currencies explained before, there is another in-game currency called super cash. These can be used to buy and activate various boosters (explained in the next points), open shafts, expand your mining etc. You can earn free super cash by following 4 ways:
- You get 400 super cash if you like on Facebook and follow on Instagram. These options can be found under the Settings menu.
- Whenever you reach a new milestone level. (level 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200).
- You can apply for the ‘Prestige’ feature by clicking on the star icon at the bottom right of the screen leading to multiple gains in your income. But this comes with the condition that you will have to restart the game from the beginning though it will not affect your achievements, other mines, and your super cash.
- You can participate in events and expeditions.
If you follow the game on social media channels you get exclusive access to coupon codes which, you can use to get super cash. You can even message them to get even more coupon codes. To use these coupons, go to the ‘Shop’ section -> Scroll down to the bottom -> Open ‘have a coupon?’ -> Enter your coupon code.
Once you unlock the other continents in the Idle Miner Tycoon map, you can also unlock three other skills to increase the incomes coming from the mines: red, green, blue. For this, you need skill points. To buy red skill points you need fire cash, to buy green skill points you need grass cash, to buy blue skill points you need to exchange ice cash.
Partecipate in Events
Several periodic events are happening in the Idle Miner Tycoon game which can be seen in the world map. You can participate in these events to earn more skill points, boosters, super cash and badges. These events go on for days, and at the end of the event, you are rewarded for it.
Make Use Of Good Boosters
It is extremely tough to earn a lot in the game without using any of the boosters. There are various types of boosters such as:
- Ad Booster: You can watch an ad by tapping on the play button at the bottom of the screen. During this limited time, while the ad plays, your earnings will double up.
- Online Edge: If you are online, your workers will earn more, almost double than if you were offline.
- Income Boosters: If you have super cash, use these to buy time boosters from the ‘shop’ section of the game. This will help in increasing earnings across all your mines.
- Instant Cash: Again, with super cash you can buy a lot of things, one of them being cash booster.
You can activate any of these boosters by going to the warehouse building and clicking on the empty slot.
After unlocking a certain number of shafts, an ‘expedition’ feature also gets unlocked. You can access it by going to Maps -> Expedition -> Start the expedition -> Choose one (it is recommended to do the Epic expedition). If a manager is sent on an expedition, he will come back to you, after a certain time, with gold coins or super cash or boosters. Rarer expeditions will earn you higher rewards, and you can even invite your friends with you to shorten the expedition time.
In the game, managers can be deployed in mines, shafts, elevators and warehouses. By default, these managers do not bring any bonuses, but if you use super managers from the chests, there is a boost in earnings. For this you can go to Map -> Collectibles -> Select super manager (based on their abilities). You can look at the information and skills on the manager’s card and then activate them. You are provided with a free chest every day you can them in the Idle Miner Tycoon store which is situated at the top-left corner.
Idle Miner Tycoon Additional Tips and Tricks
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