Here is everything you need to know about how to beat Adventure Town until they balance the game. Experience and Leveling is your enemy: With every level, ALL monsters scale in toughness, but your heroes stay the same. Every level you get is screwing you over, so avoid leveling/getting experience at all costs. (The benefit of leveling is getting a handful of gold, but not enough to prepare your heroes for the challenging monsters) Upgrading your houses aren't worth the money: For example, upgrading my Cottage will boost it from 200 to 230 gold/8hours, and costs 1000 gold. That means that it will take 266 hours (11 days) for that cottage to have made back the upgrade money. 11 days before it can start actually making money. Upgrading your shops past level 2 aren't worth the money: It has the same gold upgrading problem as houses. You do need level 2 to get the extra items for craft-related bounties, because getting gems and completing every bounty is important to get the best gear. Killing monsters aren't worth the money/leveling: Only kill monsters if a quest asks you to, do not kill for sport. It is a money drain, and money is the only thing that will keep you in the game. It does not give any good reward either, and random item drops are the lowest tier. Restocking shops that run for under 4 hours aren't worth the leveling: Restocking shops means gaining experience, and gaining experience means enemies get harder. Instead of thinking "40 gold every 2 minutes will get me more than 450 gold every 8 hours", realize that both options will cost you to gain 1 experience. So think about it as, "I can gain 1 experience for 40 gold, or 450 gold," and you'll realize that low paying shops are not worth it. Only restock low-pay shops to get enough items to craft, you probably don't need more than 10 of each. You do not need more than 3 heroes, and only need 1 full set of armor: It's more beneficial to invest all your money into upgrading 1 set of armor and 1 shield. If you upgrade 3 heroes, it will cost you 500 gold to send 3 people in battle to get the full benefits, instead of spending 100 gold to send 1 person. The monster only attacks one person at a time, so it's better to have only one good set of armor, and switch out the weapons depending on the monster's immunities. You need 1 of each type of weapon (range, melee, magic) in case monsters are immune. (Technically, you might only need 2 weapons, one melee and one magic/range since all monsters only have 1 immunity, but I like being prepared in case I run into a double immunity in a future patch). Fruit Shops are your best friend: Build as many of these sneaky m****f****'s as you can, it will win you the game. They give the best value at a relatively early level, sitting at 450 gold/6 hours. Other shops give you 400 gold/8 hours and cost the same for restock (100 supply). Fruit Shops will pay you 1800 gold/day for each one you have, and the cost of buying one (1200 gold) will pay back in less than a day. For every 3 fruit shops, you'll need 1 Farm Patch that grows Pumpkins; pumpkins are on a 6 hour cooldown so it can sync up with the fruit shop, and can supply for 3 fruit shops. Expand South West: The three south west expansions are the only cheap ones. All other expansions cost 50,000 gold so they can be easily overlooked. Get the 3 expansions south west and you will have room for 7 farm patches, 18 fruit shops, and plenty of spare room for houses and extra shops. Following these rules, I manage to make over 8100 every 6 hours, my main hero can solo multiple monsters to complete missions, and I can complete any bounty that comes up. I hope this will help others from getting stuck in a loop, and hope that the developers will fix the many disadvantages that exist in the game. Thanks for reading, please feel free to leave posts on what you've discovered while playing the game.