Quick Tip: Use Calca to Plan Your PvZ 2 Plant Placement
Quick Tip: Use Calca to plan your Plants vs. Zombies 2 plant placement
Despite being Free-To-Play, I’m a total fan of PvZ 2. As I tweeted, the balancing is so well done that you don’t really feel the pressure to buy things, though you always can, of course. The game is just a lot of fun.
But that’s not what I was wanting to write about. In PvZ 2 there are levels where you have to keep your spending of “sun”1 within a certain boundary. Placing plants is much easier when you now exactly where to place which plant and how many, in advance. I found it quite useful to pop all plants into a Calca (OS X, iOS) document and simply let the app calculate how much sun I can spend.
Here’s the content of my document:
#@en-US max sun = 1500 #income sun = 50 doublesun = 125 #protection wallnut = 50 potatomine = 25 squash = 50 iceberglettuce = 0 gravebuster = 0 springbean = 50 #attack peashooter = 100 repeater = 200 threepeater = 300 bloomerang = 175 snapdragon = 150 kernelpult = 100 cabbagepult = 100 (5*kernelpult) + (5*cabbagepult) + (5*wallnut) + sun + doublesun => 1425
Sun is the currency in PvZ. ↩