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If you're interested in making a forge point profit on great buildings in Forge of Empires, then this is the calculator for you!
This calculator will tell you how many forge points you need to add to a great building to lock your position and guarantee that position's forge point reward when the great building is leveled, and if you'll generate a forge point profit or loss.
How To Use This Calculator
Forge points are valuable tokens in Forge of Empires, so the more you have, the more you can advance. One method to acquire forge points is by investing in other players' great buildings. However, if you don't invest smartly, you may end up losing forge points when the great building you invested in is leveled.
To know if a forge point investment in another player's great building is good or bad, simply add 4 pieces of information to the calculator below:
Once you add these 4 pieces of information and click "calculate", your results will tell you whether investing in this great building for the position you want is a good or bad investment.
If it's a bad investment, don't invest any forge points into this great building for this position. If it's a good investment, you'll be given a magic number. The magic number is the amount of forge points you should invest in the great building right now to get the forge point profit when this great building is leveled.
The magic number is called "magic" because it's the number of forge points that will allow you to gain a forge point profit and lock in your position for this great building (i.e., no one will be able to pass you and you'll secure your reward for the position you invested in).
How This Calculator Works
Let's say you come across this Temple of Relics great building. To level this great building, it needs 420 forge points. 354 forge points have already been contributed, which means only 66 forge points can be added to this great building.
420 - 354 = 66
The current player in first place has contributed 5 forge points to this great building, with a reward of 45 forge points. You want to take over the first place position and lock in the 45 forge point reward for yourself so no other players can pass you.
Using the calculator at the top, you punch in the following information:
After hitting calculate, your results show that investing in this great building is good to make a forge point profit. Your results show you a magic number of 36 with a forge point profit of 9.
You now add 36 forge points to this great building.
By adding the 36 forge points to this great building, you added the minimum forge points needed to take first place while maximizing and guaranteeing your 9 forge point profit when this great building is leveled.
To check the calculator, the 36 forge points you added to this great building reduces the amount of forge points that can be added to this great building to 30. This means that the maximum amount of forge points the player we knocked to second place can now add is 30, which if they did, would bring their total forge point contribution for this great building to 35.
Their 35 forge points level this great building, but is still less than our 36 forge points. This means we remained in and took first place, are awarded 45 forge points, and with 36 forge points spent, take home a 9 forge point profit.
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Explanation: Because the points needed to lock this position is greater than the forge points needed to level this building, you can't take this position nor its forge point reward.
Explanation: Because the points needed to lock this position is equal to the forge points needed to level this building, you can't take this position nor its forge point reward.
Explanation: Because the reward of forge points for this position is less than the forge points you need to contribute to this great building to lock this position and this position's reward, you'd turn a net loss of forge points when this great building is leveled.
Explanation: Because the reward of forge points for this position is the same as the forge points you need to contribute to this great building to lock this position and this position's reward, you'd break even when this great building is leveled.
Explanation: Because the reward of forge points for this position is greater than the forge points you need to contribute to this great building to lock this position and this position's reward, you'd turn a net gain of forge points when this great building is leveled.
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At first touch, It feels like a marshmallow. Here is my first night review of my new Tuft & Needle queen mattress, along with its platform setup, and the reasons why I chose to go with Tuft & Needle over other major bed in a box companies.
It's now 6:36 in the morning as I collect my thoughts for a review of a new mattress that I honestly have nothing bad to say about.
Of the many bed in a boxes out there, I chose to go with Tuft & Needle for quite a few reasons, but will elaborate more on them later. For now, you want to know how I slept, don't you?
So, How Did I Sleep?
I slept really well -- probably as good as I can sleep. Coming from a Sealy's Posturepedic mattress that was made circa 2002, the Tuft & Needle mattress has blown me away with its doorstep, boot-print-on-the-side-of-box (thank you, FedEx --- no seriously, I know this box was a haul) luxury.
I decided to hop in bed and shut the lights off around 10:30 pm. One of the first things you'll notice when you get on this bed is that the only part of the bed that moves -- assuming you have a rock solid frame -- is the subtle downward compression to make room for you.
It's amazing! There is absolutely zero motion transfer with this mattress. I discovered this unexpectedly and by accident about an hour before when my girlfriend got off the mattress while I remained.
I was lying on the left side of the mattress on my stomach, face was also on the mattress, but turned inwards to face my girlfriend -- no pillows -- with my eyes closed. How freaky is it to open your eyes, expecting to see your girlfriend lying next to you -- or at least sitting on the edge of the bed, as I did hear her voice moving -- but instead find her standing on the floor at the foot of the bed -- not even touching the bed.
Was my girlfriend a magician? No, but boy did she make me feel like I had seen an act when I opened my eyes, wondering why the sounds and vibrations that inform you a person is getting off a bed, never reached my senses. Very impressed!
Getting hot was never really an issue for me when it came to sleeping, but as I was lying on my new mattress to drift away for the evening, I could't help but notice it's incredibly well ventilated and felt cool. How could a large piece of [proprietary] foam -- 10 inches thick -- feel as if there are tiny air pockets underneath your body?
It was as if the mattress was just a half of an inch thick, and the cool air underneath my bed was being blow upwards. As part of my research on this mattress, Tuft & Needle mentioned their mattress' lack of layers and glue help to create ventilation to keep you cool during the night. They were right!
Earlier, when I unraveled the mattress from its two protective, plastic casings, I pushed my hand into the mattress to get my first feel. Immediately I was struck with a comparison to a marshmallow -- and I hadn't eaten one of those in decades!
The last plastic sheathing was still covering the mattress when I did this, as the mattress lay in its final, un-inflated state. Was I concerned the mattress was going to be too soft or cheap to be taken as a real sleeping contender, especially since it felt similar to the topper I had on my old Sealy's mattress? A little bit, but I had faith and this was probably the only time I ever did.
You're taking a huge gamble when you buy a mattress online that you've yet to ever lie upon, but Tuft & Needle's 100 day, no hassle return policy wasn't the only thing allowing me to sleep easy that night.
So there I continue to lie for the evening, further probing my mattress instead of counting sheep. After taking note of the mattress' great ventilation, I couldn't help but feel incredibly cradled and support by the mattress.
It may be a 10'' proprietary foam mattress, but in no way does it feel like you're falling through it, even when sitting on its edge! In fact, I was truly concerned that I would feel the steel frame beneath the mattress when I would lie on it for the first time, but I later learned I was suffering from stress vision. You know, when you think something is true and it turns out to be not?
I must've sunk no more into the mattress than what was needed to keep my afloat. Granted, I'm a 168 pound male, but when my girlfriend was lying next to me earlier, I noticed absolutely no pull from her side of the bed.
Was it her or was it the mattress? It was the mattress, of course! I already told you my girlfriend isn't a magician because she never told me she was.
I'm not a back sleeper, but as I lied on my back, I was considering it. The comfort level was really good, the best I would ever need. But I'm a whatever falls in between a side and stomach sleeper, so I turned on to my simach and let the mattress take over.
One of the problems with my 14 year old mattress is that I could feel everything from my hips on down, dip downward. For the night, I'd be bent, and in the morning, as you'd guess, I would have lower back pain.
I'm also not one to suffer from back problems, but it was waking up recently on my old mattress with both neck and lower back pain that motivated me to research -- to the 9th degree, as they say -- and ultimately order my new Tuft & Needle mattress that same day.
As I lay on my simach, I figured who needs to sleep when you have a new mattress. So I rolled onto my side completely to give the mattress the old television commercial alignment test and I was elated and impressed, once again!
I felt completely aligned! Whether I actually was is to be determined by some arbitrary computer graphic line -- but I intentionally bent my body to mimic my old sleeping alignment, and when I relaxed, I felt my spine straighten right back out.
I even bent my body in the opposite direction -- still on my side here -- to mimic the old sleeping pattern I never had, and wouldn't you know it; when I relaxed, my spine not only didn't align to the older sleeping pattern I did have, but it defaulted straight and solid once again.
By the way, even though my colonial apartment with pumpkin pine flooring is as squeaky as a rubber ducky, my girlfriend, who sleeps downstairs, I imagine couldn't hear my proprietary foam aerobics because I could hear no sounds to keep me awake; oh -- I guess I had fallen asleep.
Anyways, in the morning, before I opened my eyes, I immediately remembered that I was sleeping on a new mattress. From there, my focus went right to a back that was deficient of any pain. I was [already] sold!
My Sleeping Setup
So, as I mentioned, I purchased a Tuft & Needle queen size mattress. To keep it off the ground, I purchased a Zinus 14'' steel frame, which I have to give credit to Zinus for -- what a solid piece of equipment!
My old bed frame had no center support -- just a perimeter frame -- which would ultimately contribute to the center sagging of my old mattress.
I eventually upgraded to an IKEA platorm bed, but its center support was a single suspended metal beam, which would have likely been great for my new mattress, but didn't help in any way my already sagging Sealy's posturpedic.
Not only was the Zinus 14'' steel frame incredibly light, it took me no more than 7 minutes to assemble it. I thought IKEA instructions were intuitive, with their wordless cartoons, but Zinus' assmbly instructions were printed on one side of an 8.5'' x 11'' paper, sectioned into 5 simple steps. I appreciated that!
Nope, no squeaks! I know you were wondering if the steel frame made any noise whatsoever, but to be honest, I could hear the dogs barking outside over it.
Lastly, I want to mention that the main reason I went with the Zinus 14'' steel bed frame for my new Tuft & Needle queen size mattress was not only because I couldn't fit a box spring into my colonial loft, but mainly because one reviewer of the Zinus frame learned -- after calling Tuft & Needle for a bed frame recommendation -- that Tuft & Needle actually uses Zinus for their mattresses in their Pheonix showroom.
I'll eventually get mounting brackets to attach the head board the salesman remembered to give me when I purchased my old bed frame. For now, a bed skirt, pillows, and a comforter do the job!
Why Did I Go With Tuft & Needle?
Yes, buying a mattress online is the thing to do in 2017, and you will not be short of choices. From Purple, which has an amazing marketing team, to Casper, which sounds like a '90s animated ghost comedy, to GhostBed, which doesn't sound like a '90s animated ghost comedy. But why did I go with Tuft & Needle?
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