I've become totally enamored of this silly thing, and I really am spending far too much time watching my bugs walk around in circles. =D
But they're such cute bugs. ♥
- Spoiler: open/close
Obviously, it's back up now, and has been for a week or so now -- long enough that most of the bugs I started with have passed on - and I think they live seven days or so. It's impossible to keep track of specific bugs, but I think it was a week when they first started dying off.
If anyone wants to try the game, I do have some few things I've found useful:
First, I don't waste time gathering any water, pollen, or grass - at least not at first. You'll be given some of each to start, and you'll end up with more, even if you don't want it, because from time to time bugs will wander away from where you put them and start gathering on their own. Like mine are doing in the screencap up there. =D Anyway, the reason I don't bother gathering those items is they can't be traded for buildings, and buildings are what you need.
As soon as you can, build enough huts to keep all your bugs in when you're offline. That way when you come back, you don't have to waste time feeding your bugs things to keep them from starving and to keep them awake - because of course you need different foods for each problem. Nor will you have to heal them when they are injured. Sticking them in a house will feed/rest/heal - and you can take care of three bugs per house - five, once you've upgraded it to a level two house.
Hospitals heal injuries faster, but soldiers are the only ones who are injured, usually, so I got a barracks instead. A level one hospital holds two and a level one barracks holds three - so I did the barracks. Once we have more room, I'll probably get a hospital too (I like their looks =), but I don't have room right now.
If anyone's interested in playing, say so and I'll happily rattle on about tricks and stuff, but in case I'd be talking to myself, I'll shut now. But you should all play! It's fun! And you can have cute ickle pirate soldier bugs! *prods the lot of you*
Edit: And! I forgot to say that you can make a nice amount of np by just letting the game do its thing. You get np every time you level up - although once you max (level 25) you get less than before. But I've been maxed for a few days now, and my on-hand total is still rising, despite my spending for stocks and such each day.
MM and Twofold rock, yo.