About Me

I’m just going to add some quick background information here. I don’t really feel like writing an autobiography at this time. If you’ve stumbled upon this site and don’t know who I am, then this semi-random list will give you the basics.

  • Born in the 70s
  • Raised in Rockland, MA
  • BS in Imaging Science at RIT
  • Permanent home in Rochester, NY
  • Married with 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls
  • Christian and I believe that God’s word, the Bible, is true
  • Worked at NASA, Kodak, Xerox, and Windstream
  • Am a software developer by trade and by hobby
  • Collected video games for years, but I’m selling them off
  • Play board games as frequently as I can
  • Watch Japanese anime
  • Teach Sunday School to 2-year-olds, and love it




– danBhentschel

4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hey Dan,

    I love your work about Hustle Castle! The way you write and explain things makes it very easy to understand and apply it yourself afterwards.
    The funny thing is, we are thinking very much alike about calculating everything into detail to get the most out of your “investments” such as time, food, diamonds and money. But hands down to your work! It is way more extended than mine in depth and width 🙂

    Besides this, I am very happy to read your work on how you calculate everything, because in my clan I feel like the only guy and if I explain something with calculations, people go like “huh? I don’t get it. You go way to deep into it mate. Bla bla bla”

    Now, I am heading towards a “MAJOR” question and I can’t figure out what is best.. Maybe you could help me out with your advice?

    Before we get to the real question, I need to put things into perspective:
    At the moment I find myself in bracket lvl 55 with a team of 5 fighters. (1x lvl 55, 3x lvl 54 and 1x lvl 62. Squad power about 700k) Been in this bracket for about 9 months easily now and farming goes great! Had about 100K arena points and last weekend I farmed 188K portal points. (invested all this in purple shards)

    Now… Because I am this long in this bracket, I feel more and more becoming the weakest in the clan and not adding that much value in Clan wars. Also people don’t value my presence and advice that much due to the level and squad power. That is why I am starting to plan out my strategy to go to the next bracket level. (or do something completely different)

    BUT! Now that I am planning to go to level 62, I am really on a crossroad.. Either I start creating wicked legend equips and farm again for half a year due to the comfort zone OR I gather the following amount of resources for a much bigger move!
    – Purple shards: 400 pieces (Have 159 atm)
    – Arena points: 150K+
    – Legend shards 70 (If I break down all the items I got atm, reason: read below)

    I want to gather all these to push my whole castle right away from bracket lvl 55 to level 90+. Yes you read it correctly 🙂 I am considering to make a much higher jump than normally.

    In the clan they advice not to do it, because it will take a VERY long time to upgrade everything without purchases of additional diamonds, but on the other hand I want to do the best thing and I can’t figure out what that is…

    It would be great to just exchange some opinions about it but I totally understand if you don’t have the time for it.

    Hope to hear from you in the following days/weeks and I already wish you a happy Christmas and a good year-end 😉

    Best regards,

    1. Dan,
      Read all, rather fast atm, but looking really great – good and clear info. Thanks already for your work and help.

      That is a sick jump you were talking about….what did you do?

      Dutch clan, THC Netherlands.
      We are still figuring out the game – thats why i visit the site.

      Thanks again,

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