A game in progress by orteil where you try to obtain as many cookies as possible

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Should I take “One Mind” if I want to continue to play?

There's a strong warning associated with the "One Mind" upgrade that says that "it's all downhill from here". As I'm still interested in playing, should I take this upgrade or wait? Will appreciate ...
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How much can I get for selling my grandma?

Once you've played this game for a while, the cookies start rolling in so fast that it's hard to tell how many cookies you get back from selling things. How many cookies are actually returned to you ...
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How many grandmas is enough grandmas?

I am currently over 450 million CpS and I now have access to the portals and time machines. I have bought, over the course of this cookie clicker game, around 150 grandmas. Considering their upgrades ...
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How do Golden Cookies work?

Periodically, Golden Cookies may appear, and when clicked, confer various bonuses (flat +cookies, or additional multiplier of cookie production for 77 seconds). I've noticed other people have many ...
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What are cookie clicker's secret achievements?

Some achievements in cookie clicker show up only with "???" description and sometimes also as name. What are their names and requirements?
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How does the prestige system work when soft resetting

I don't understand what are the pros and cons of soft resetting, can anyone explain me what I keep and what I lose?
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What governs how fast grandmas make cookies?

They were making 10 each time, now it's 14. What governs the rate?
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What causes the milk percentage to rise?

In cookie clicker, what causes the milk percentage to rise? I had a hundred percent, but now I have 106% and I have no idea where it came from. Now I also got the milk turned into raspberry juice and ...
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What exactly does the Christmas update in Cookie Clicker do?

A new update was rolled out today (2013-12-10), bumping the game up to version 1.04 and adding some new features. The changelog states: there is now a festive new evolving upgrade in store ...
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Will my Cookie Clicker save last beyond a reboot?

I have been loathe to reboot my machine for risk my Cookie Clicker game would lose all its hard-won progress. Am I being silly, here?
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How long do Wrinklers need to suck before popping?

I'm currently at 5 Halloween cookies, and 552 Wrinklers popped. On a different machine, I am seeing similar poor performance. According to the below chart, the odds of having this happen are ...
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Is there any point in buying over 100 of something except cursors, grandmas and time machines?

Cursors and gradmas seem to have a lot of upgrades and achievements associated with them, and time machines seem to be the main cookie-makers. But is there any reason to get more than a 100 farms, ...
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Where do the red (unlucky) cookies come from?

At some point these red cookies started showing up, and their effect on clicking is pretty unlucky, namely I loose billions of cookies or cookie production is halved. What caused them to appear and do ...
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Is there a maximum number of Grandmas you can have or any other item?

You can buy different sources to produce your cookies. But is there any actual maximum in grandmas or factories you can have?
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What exactly do Wrinklers do?

I have entered the Grandmapocalypse, and these things called 'Wrinklers' are spawning on my main cookie. Are they positive or negative, and what do they do?
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How do Wrinklers stack with Reindeers?

I know popping a reindeer gives you a minute worth of production, and I know each wrinkler drains 5% of your Cookies per Second but gives 110% of it back when popped. But what I want to know is what ...
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What are the grandmas plotting? [duplicate]

In Cookie Clicker, there is an upgrade called "One Mind". Besides giving the usual bonus to something (in this case grandmas), it comes with a red warning: "Note: The grandmothers are growing ...
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Clicking gains +1% of your CpS

I have this upgrade in Cookie Clicker, but I have no idea what "Clicking gains +1% of your CpS" means. Can anyone provide any info? Once I buy it, clicking doesn't seem to make any difference. What ...
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Is it still possible to acquire Halloween cookies in Cookie Clicker?

I've recently started playing Cookie Clicker again. Since I'm using a different computer, I've lost all my saves an had to start again. I've started the Grandmaopocalypse event and am popping ...
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How can I earn dungeon achievements in the regular version of Cookie Clicker?

There are four shadow achievements in Cookie Clicker which involve dungeons: Getting even with the oven: Defeat the Sentient Furnace in the factory dungeons Now this is pod-smashing: Defeat the ...
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Raptr Cookie Clicker hours?

Raptr is tracking playtime for Cookie Clicker. How does that work? Is it only tracking manually tracked gametime or does the desktop app automagically detect that it is running? I see people who ...
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Do Frenzys/cookie multiplyers add to the amount of cookies Wrinklers drop?

Okay this is quite tricky. But, for example if I clicked on a Golden Cookie and got a x7 multiplyer, and (while the x7 multiplyer is active) pop a wrinkler, does the ammount of cookies I would ...
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Can I get any extra Cookies out of Fool's Buicuit?

There are 5 seasonal updates in Cookie Clicker. They all have upgrades or a way to increase cookie production except Fool's Biscuit. It looks like it's a purely cosmetic change. Am I missing ...
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Do clicked cookies still count after a reset?

I picked up cookie clicker again. I am trying to get some achievements as fast as possible. One of those achievements is Make 1 quadrillion cookies from clicking.. Right now I am on 75.123 billion ...
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Does the Golden Switch also prevent Wrath cookies?

The Golden Switch Prestige Upgrade prevents "Golden Cookies" from spawning in exchange for a +50% CpS bonus. Other parts of the game specifically call out "Wrath Cookies" and "Golden Cookies" ...
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What determines if a Wrinkler will spawn an upgrade?

I've noticed that after a while, say a couple of hours, I can usually get 2 upgrades (eg. eggs or seasonal cookies) from the 10 wrinklers. But if there aren't the full 10 wrinklers or if I have only ...
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How much more CpS do kittens give?

The upgrade for Kitten helpers says you gain more CpS the more milk I have. What is the exact amount that the kittens give? (just the percentage is ok)
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how can i stop the grandmapocolypse without the elder pledge or covanant

I've played cookie clicker and I can only temporarily stop the grandmapocolypse with elder pledge and elder covenant is too expensive
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Can I prevent flashing?

I notice that once I'm above 1,000,000 cookies or so, I get the flashing background. However this only happens when I click the cookie. If I don't click the cookie will it never happen? How does this ...
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What's the aura for Cookie Clicker's Krumblor the cookie dragon?

I've unlocked a dragon cookie in Cookie Clicker. What's the best aura to use at each stage of game play?
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How do you activate the Grandmapocalypse?

How do I activate the Grandmapocalypse in Cookie Clicker
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Should I activate the Golden Switch after activating an Elder Frenzy?

Immediately after activating Elder Frenzy, I usually click like a mad man. But today I thought, "Maybe I should be activating the Golden Switch in order to maximise Elder Frenzy effectiveness..." ...
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Cookie Clicker: Heavenly vs Infernal key

I just downloaded Cookie Clicker (on android) by Deathwing Studios and was given a choice to use my Overcharged Chip to purchase a Heavenly Key or an Infernal Key. The descriptions are as follows: ...