It took me a little while, but yesterday I reached lvl 40 in risingstar, which means I can now start on the more lucrative missions in the second region for risingstar.
The record a demo mission is the first one that is more profitable than the the best region one mission as it rewards with 400 - 1637 starbits per mission. That is 0,14 - 0,6 hive per mission.
Since it takes 100% energy, I will likely start only two of them per day. Turning this game into a sort of faucet for me. Which I like a lot. Two clicks a day for about 0,75 hive on average per day is a very good allocation of time if you ask me :)
The plan is now to accumulate 100.000 starbits and then buy 12 cards packs. I will then perhaps start selling some of these cards in order to fund some other investments.
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