Sunday, October 10, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Tips 2

Haypi Kingdom iPhone Tips 2

  1. When under Attack - You CANNOT TRANSPORT OUT or SELL your resources at the market. However, you CAN TRANSPORT IN or BUY resources from the market. If the attack is far away, maximize your upgrades or use coins to speed up upgrades. Build troops to deplete the resources and hunt if you have enough resources or send to other cities to hunt. Build and upgrade traps. All in the effort of bringing the amount of resources below the cranny.
  2. Cranny - Do NOT wait until you are under attack, then you start to upgrade your cranny. It is too late! Do it whenever you can. Especially if you have not enough resources to upgrade the resources production, as cranny is cheap to upgrade anyway (just takes time).
  3. Hidden Attacks - Although you cannot see it from the console screen or the alarm does not sound off, you can spot it from the Actions button. The troops will only show ??? However, if it is an oasis or sub-city attack, no harm sending/having 1 to 10 catapults to defend. If it is a main city attack, look at point "When under attack"
  4. Cavalry and Archer Blocking Technique - One turn before the infantry hits the backlines, march forward one cavalry. Then on next turn, march forward one archer. Gives you TWO extra turns for your range units. If it is the enemy's cavalry charging, your cavalry has to be faster in speed to delay them, or you can use the catapult retreating technique.
  5. Catapult Retreating Technique - Move forward 1 turn (or 2 depending on the cavalry movement speed). Just before the cavalry hits your catapult(s), move back. The cavalry will stop at where the catapults were before and miss the attack giving at extra turn for the catapult to attack at a range
  6. Usage of Cavalry and Archers - Cavalry absorb the punishment. Archers target at where the MEAT is. The catapults.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - PvP has Started!

I am going in this round. Wish me luck.

Mistakes Made
Upgraded Main Building first, 0 stone left - Should follow tasks and collect rewards accordingly, upgrade crop...

Used up all coins to buy Lvl 15 horse, manual, sword, armor - Level 15 horse should be good enough. If you buy coins, then Lvl 15 manual. The rest can be purchased from the market when you are winning.

Used VIP immediately - Should use it later. No resources for 3 slots anyway. Should use VIP later when resources become abundant.

Lost units during initial oasis take down as the lag was so bad that commanding was impossible - Should just take a lower level oasis or waited until the next day when response was better.

Things Done Right
Sped up upgrades of Main Building & Warehouse to 20K.

Only upgraded crops, Main Building & Warehouse to 20K.

Build cats to take approriate level of oasis successfully later.

Took risks to raid other player's level 9 crops.

Upgraded cranny (may be useful later)

What I have Learnt
Upgrade Marching, Shooting Tech to the highest if you have the money.

Assign attribute points to Break Cranny initially, and Hidden Attack later.

Cavalry, Archer Blocking Technique.

Negative Food. Just sustain with your reserves until you can get enough food production again or raid someone or buy from market.

Only Main, crop and warehouse (can't remember Barracks) gives prestige.

Steal other Sub-cities - A veteran shared that he only built one sub. No point building, stealing is faster.

Use coins to build cats, inf until you can level.

Alliances, Things Change - I got booted out from one of the high flying alliances when I cannot level fast enough. My other alliance member got booted out and worse, got attacked by the alliance leader. To each its own in PvP, unlike the usual Haypi Kingdom where loyalty is important. You do not get prizes for top alliances anyway. Perhaps some advertisement for your alliance in your main usual game...

Remember, this is a 14 day contest, not a 1 day contest. Pace yourself with the coins. And be vigilant on hunting (they said 30s max)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

iOS 4.1 - New Features

The iOS 4.1 Software Update is the first major update to iOS 4, bringing Game Center, new iTunes features, high dynamic range photography, and more to iPhone.

Game Center

Experience social gaming on your iPhone. Find friends or use auto-match to play multiplayer games against new opponents. Track achievements and compare high scores.

iTunes TV show rentals

Rent TV shows commercial-free right from your iPhone for just 99¢ an episode and start watching them in minutes.

iTunes Ping

Take advantage of new social discovery features in iTunes. Keep up with your friends' music and follow your favorite artists.

HDR photography

Take great photos that capture a wider range of light intensity using the new high dynamic range (HDR) setting on iPhone 4, which automatically combines multiple exposures into a single HDR image.

HD video uploads

Upload HD video to YouTube and MobileMe from your iPhone 4.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

iOS 4.1 Software Update

iOS 4.1 brings Game Center, HDR photography, and more to iPhone. Now available for free download.
Learn how

Next post: iOS 4.1 New Features

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Tips

Haypi Kingdom iPhone Tips

  1. Hide your troops by hunting before going offline.
  2. Maximize your resources by upgrading. Hide your resources by selling highest at the market (need people). You can cancel them anytime and get them back (NOT the people). Of course upgrade your cranny (that may not help much due to repeated attacks)
  3. Command your troops when attacking / defending (if you are online). Never leave them unattended.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Alliance Teamwork (Updates)

I have been thinking of how to leverage the teamwork of the alliance by each concentrating to specialise in a specific area instead of being a jack of all trades, but a master of none.


Provide intelligence and increase ally members. Upgrade scouting skills to the highest. Small packs of cavalry. Find out how many troops in the city or sub-city accurately. Map out the location of forts as levels do not change, especially low level forts in the initial stage. Raid inactives. Income to upgrade scouting skills has to be provided by attackers and defenders. Identify and recruit active members.
Levels: 0-3
Army: Small
Primary defense: Alliance protection
Primary army upgrade: Speed
Primary income: Raid inactives/defenders & attackers buy highest or other members treasures at a preset number at the market
Online: Low

Defender/Hunter (Updates)
Cash cow. Upgrade static defense such as Traps (lvl 1-8), Turrets (lvl 9-10) to fend off enemies. Keep on upgrading resources output. Primarily statics for defense. Large army of infantry to farm for gold and treasure. Initial capital income and oasis provided by attackers. Later stages, huge army of infantry to hunt. Steady stream of income to buy treasures to upgrade to pull up the team.
Levels: 4-6
Army: Large army of Infantry for Hunting
Primary defense: Static
Primary army upgrade: Speed/Attack
Primary income: Oasis and forts from attackers
Online: Medium

Protect alliance, starve strong alliances, raid cities, take-over sub-cities/enemies' oasis, fort farming, provide income to defenders/traders to generate even more income.
Levels: >= 6
Army: Large - enough to farm fort (read fort farming guide)
Primary defense: Traps
Primary offense: Catapults/Infrantry (early), Cavalry/Archers (later)
Primary army upgrade: Speed/Defense
Primary income: Raid inactives/farm forts/attack cities/take over sub-cities
Online: High

Do not under-estimate the scouts. The success of an ally depends heavily on intelligence, the number of active members and of course TEAMWORK.

Haypi Kingdom - Fort Farming 2

Fort Regeneration Formula - credits to Reesineze


Level.......Hourly............Max............Completion Hours
1............ 2000............ 50000................25.00
2............ 4000............ 60000................15.00
3............ 6000............ 80000................13.33
4............ 8000............ 100000...............12.50
5............ 10000...........130000...............13.00
6............ 12000...........160000...............13.33
7............ 14000...........200000...............14.29
8............ 16000...........300000...............18.75
9............ 18000...........400000...............22.22

Formula for regeneration on armies.


Level.......Hourly............Max............Completion Hours

DO NOT occupy the fort. I believe it is a measly $20/hr/lvl.

After destruction of turrets and traps, if you do not occupy it by attacking it 3 times consecutively, it will not regenerate. However, if you occupy it after 3 consecutive attacks and resign, the turrets and traps will be regenerated.

PS: My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Title Upgrade

General Title Upgrade: Requirements and Benefits
- credits to uranos

Level - General Title - Upgrade Requirements - Awarded Attribute Points - Awarded Skill Points - Build New Cities - Occupy Oases - Occupy Fortified Points

1 - Third-class Civilian - 0 - 0 - 10 - 10 - 0 - 1 - 0
2 - Second-class Civilian - 200 - 5 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 0
3 - First-class Civilian - 630 - 5 - 2 - 0 - 2 - 0
4 - Third-class Baron - 1150 Nugget - 10 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 1
5 - Second-class Baron - 2000 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 1
6 - First-class Baron - 3600 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 3 - 1
7 - Third-class Viscount - 6500 Nugget + gem - 12 - 6 - 2 - 4 - 2
8 - Second-class Viscount - 11500 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 4 - 2
9 - First-class Viscount - 20000 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 2
10 - Third-class Earl - 35000 Gem + medal - 14 - 8 - 3 - 5 - 3
11 - Second-class Earl - 65000 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 6 - 3
12 - First-class Earl - 115000 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 6 - 3
13 - Third-class Marquis - 200000 Medal + zepter - 16 - 10 - 4 - 7 - 4
14 - Second-class Marquis - 360000 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 7 - 4
15 - First-class Marquis - 650000 - 9 - 6 - 4 - 8 - 4
16 - Third-class Duke - 1150000 3 Zepters - 18 - 12 - 5 - 8 - 5
17 - Second-class Duke - 2000000 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 9 - 5
18 - First-class Duke - 3600000 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 9 - 5
19 - King - 6500000 - 2 Crowns + 2 zepters - 20 - 14 - 6 - 10 - 6
20 - King of the Kings - 11.5M 4 Crowns + 4 zepters - 25 - 16 - 7 - 10 - 7

PS: My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Guide to prevent being farmed

One of the most frustrating thing that can happen to you is getting your entire army of troops wiped out by a high level player or good teamwork by other strong alliances (fair enough).

It is OK to lose resources. But losing your entire army as well means you have to rebuild your army as your oasis levels lower everyday. You have to rebuild your army then, re-occupy the oasis again. Double whammy.

Tips to prevent being farmed
  1. Join an/their Alliance - I do not attack people with Alliance yet
  2. Level Up - Shows you are active. However, it can be a double-edged sword as high level players may prey on you for prestige.
  3. Go Hunting - Hide your troops by hunting before going offline
  4. Use up your Resources - Maximize your available resources by upgrading. Upgrade your Cranny (it's cheap anyway).
  5. Sell Highest at Market - Sell your resources at the market with the highest price. You can cancel them anytime to get them back. You will need people.
  6. Build Traps - Deterence, I am active. Besides, you can net some catapults if they attack with no infantry
  7. Write a letter - Most people are cool. At least they know you are active
If you can protect yourself, then you can level up...

PS: My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Fort Farming

Fortified Point - credits to MrSevenX


Level: The level of the fort
Cats: Catapults needed to win
Resources: the total about of each resources each fort holds
Infantry: infantry needed to take all resources in one attack
*cats: the fort has catapults as well!

Lvl - cats - resources - infantry - *cats
1 - 215 - 50k - 2000
2 - 428 - 60k - 3000
3 - 855 - 80k - 4000
4 - 1410 - 100k - 5000
5 - 2170 - 130k - 6500
6 - 3782 - 160k - 8000 - *20
7 - 6255 - 200k - 10000 - *50
8 - 8708 - 300k - 15000 - *80
9 - 14115 - 400k - 20000 - *150
10 - 19830 - 500k - 25000 - *300

*Numbers based on the "10% Rule"*

NOTE: when farming I find the best way is to command all your troops to "wait" from round 1, if you have the recommended amount of catapults, they will be able to kill them with no losses.

Sequence to attack (Wait all the way, except if only cats left)

1. Cav (they should all die, else round 2 is also cav)
2. Inf (surprised? archers not in range yet)
3. Archers
4. Inf/Cats (depending on shooting tech, anyway if you target cats and they are not in range, it will automatically attack Inf)
5. Inf (if there are no cats left)

Remember: every major title upgrade, or every 3 levels, you can hold 1 more sub city and 1 more fort, also, the amount of oasis you can hold is: Your level divided by 2 and rounded up if needed.

PS: My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Troops


Put it simply, the attack of the archers are reduced to 1/5 when attacking the turret.

The attack of the long range troop is reduced to 1/4 in a melee battle.

I believe you cannot attack a trap, so the trap column should be dashes (-) as well. However, the trap can "attack" the troops as the troops need to sacrifice themselves to disarm them.

PS: My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Haypi Kingdom - Oasis Guide

Recommendations by Reckoning


Oasis Level 1: 9-9-0-0
Cats to beat: 8

Oasis Level 2: 24-9-0-0
Cats to beat: 8

Oasis Level 3: 49-24-9-0
Cats to beat: 18

Oasis Level 4: 99-24-9-0
Cats to beat: 26

Oasis Level 5: 249-49-24-9
Cats to beat: 52 (Shooting Tech 1+)

Oasis Level 6: 499-49-24-24
Cats to beat: 87 (Shooting Tech 1+)

Oasis Level 7: 999-99-49-49
Cats to beat: 170 (Shooting Tech 1+)

Oasis Level 8: 2499-99-49-99
Cats to beat: 255 (Shooting Tech 4+)

Oasis Level 9: 4999-499-99-249
Cats to beat: 505 (Shooting Tech 8+) OR 750 (Shooting Tech 4+)

These are the proper maxes and the recommended minimum I would take to ensure 0 losses.

Personal Experience

Oasis Level 1: 9-6-0-0
Cats to beat: 6 (Shooting Tech 1+)

Oasis Level 3: 49-19-9-0
Cats to beat: 13 (Shooting Tech 1+)

Oasis Level 4: 99-24-9-0
Cats to beat: 25 (Shooting Tech 1+)

About 1 catapult for 1 cavalry. Need to take down cavalry preferably in 2 turns. Another trick is to move catapult forward once and attack. Next, wait and attack. Just before the cavalry reach, move back and attack. If archers are going to come within range, move back and attack. You may be able to use fewer catapults.

Oasis Income - credits to Rouge17

Starting at level one: 100 / 200 / 350 / 550 / 850 / 1250 / 1900 / 2700 / 3700 and the rare level 10 oasis is 5000 per hour

Next Post: Haypi Kingdom - Troops Versus Table

PS: My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Haypi Kingdom Strategy

My game name is leather1 (with a number 1 that is). Add me as a Haypi Kingdom referer when you register, so that I can complete a task. I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. Join my alliance Avatar if you like.

Well, it seems like end of the road for iMafia III. So I started on Haypi Kingdom. It really seems like the good old Koei games but multiplayer style.

General start up strategy is to complete the tasks and collect the rewards and upgrade along the way. Remember to upgrade your warehouse (they will warn you anyway). Later strategies, I am occupying oasis to supplement my resource income. Always not enough resources so use the daily gift to buy resources for the upgrades.

I will give an oasis occupying guide in my next update. Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

iMafia 3

Category: Games

Company: PlayMesh


Version: PlayMesh

Size: 3.3 MB

Price: Free 

Update: I couldn't even find iMafia in the Apple Appstore search. It looks like end of the road... So disappointing. I was about to post the pawn shop, real estate and bar quests tables.

I have been playing iMafia 3 for quite a while. This is another Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) just like World War, which has pretty simplistic graphics but uses statistics as the main gameplay. Reminds me of the good old days of Koei games like Gengkhis Khan, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, except multiplayer now. Nevertheless, addictive.

Unlike World War which emphasizes more on defense, iMafia III is completely opposite and stresses more on offense.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

iPad APN Settings

You can view the Access Point Name (APN) settings on your iPad in the following location:

Settings > Cellular Data > APN Settings


Operator: – M1
GPRS APN: – sunsurf (postpaid) / prepaiddata (prepaid)
Username: – {blank}
Password: – {blank}

Operator: – SingTel
GPRS APN: – e-ideas (postpaid) / hi-internet (prepaid)
Username: – {blank}
Password: – {blank}

Operator: – Starhub
GPRS APN: – shwapint (not tested myself yet)
Username: – {blank}
Password: – {blank}

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MicroSIM Cutter

Well, if you are worried that you may miscut your SIM to a MicroSIM and it does not work, I saw this MicroSIM Cutter product. Personally, I have NOT used them yet so I cannot give you an evaluation. But if you are interested, I saw a few websites:

Monday, August 2, 2010

Convert SIM to Micro-SIM

I walked the talk by cutting the SIM to Micro-SIM myself with this measurements and tested it to be working.

*I take no responsibility for any damage to your SIM card, mobile phone, iPad or any other equipment.

IMPORTANT: Print 1-to-1 on an A4 size paper and follow the instructions.

Print out this free template
Another link

Remember to round the corners opposite the notch carefully or I recommend to use a nail filer or sand paper. Good luck!

Here is a link to Micro-SIM cutters in Amazon if you are skeptical.

*Update: Didn't know my template link was no longer working anymore. Updated link with a working template. Apologies. Also put in a link for the Micro-SIM cutter from Amazon if you are interested. I ought to be more responsible when my image appears first in the search. Put in a video by howto.cnet for clarity.
**Update: Goodness, the German website for the template link sold off their web URL. Added 2 more links I found.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

iOS 4.0.1 Software Update

The iOS 4.0.1 Software Update improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G. The real signal strength remains the same, but the bars on iPhone will indicate it more precisely. Learn how

My bandwidth is 1 Mbps.
I took about 50 mins to download iTunes.
I took 45 mins to update to iOS 4.0.1

My next post will cover about multi-tasking apps which is not so obvious at first (Double-click Home Button).

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

World War iPhone Strategy (Update)

Final Updates: I was at level 113 when my old iPhone died. After swapping to the new iPhone, I am not sure how to get back my profile, since World War is tied to device. I cannot really remember that I registered with my email. Anyway, I was having maximum allies with units at that time and I changed all my units to aircraft carriers with defense 60 (income 200+ K/hr) and also kept maximum disposal UAV to deter attacks. I started investing into income buildings and static defense flushing my resources and only do the mission with that looted that best free extra unit. Also, started to do sanctions. I could have continued and likely to be at level 200s by now.

Update: I have maxed out to 570 Stiletto M80s (level 19: 19 x 5 x 6 = 570), fortifying defense to 8,550 [(50-35) x 570].

Update: I have maxed out my allies at my current level 18, which is 18 x 5 = 90 (In fact >90). Maxed out naval tankers to 90 x 6 = 540. Slowly converting them to Stilettos M80, building income & defence.

My current strategy is stay at 4 alliances (including my own), max to 24 units with best defence and no upkeep, bank in religiously every hour (X mins on the hour), buy income and defensive buildings.

This is the best piece of advice I have read so far for World War iPhone Strategy. Thanks to thebigguy.


"I am sad to see these people that seem to think that they need to attack people to get their health below 27 so people won't attack them and take their money during the night hours while they sleep. This is the only Storm8 game that you can protect yourself enough to not lose to others of your level and number of allies. I have been successfully camping without being farmed for 2 months now and I never bank my money. I guess it really isn't camping. I call it waiting around to be attacked. I have been at the same level for 2 1/2 months now just building up my income and defenses. Even before I got to my current level, I wouldn't ever lose to almost anyone. How do you do this without the normal camping? It is easy, but you can only really do it from levels 8-15.
  1. First, buy income buildings.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

iPhone 4 Launched

iPhone 4 is thinner than its predecessors but it manages to pack in a faster processor, as well as an improved camera system for capturing high-resolution footage and video-chatting.

Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24. Apple sold one million units of the iPhone 3G during its launch weekend in 2008 and it repeated the feat a year later with the iPhone 3GS.

However, strong first-day sales have been marred by user complaints of reception issues with the iPhone 4.

Apple has subsequently admitted that gripping the lower left corner of the device could indeed affect its antenna performance and the company is rumoured to be on the brink of releasing a software fix for the problem.

Monday, June 21, 2010

IOS 4 Software Update

Minimum iTunes version 9.2. Feedback from colleague that he took over 2 hours. Included iTunes update and could be due to congestion.

How to install.

Step 1.

Make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Download iTunes

Step 2.

When iTunes opens, select your iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left.

Step 3.

In the iPhone Summary pane, click Check for Update.

Step 4.

Click Download and Install. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the update has finished.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ancient War iPhone Strategy - Meteor Timing

3. Meteor Timing - Maximum Destruction

Your timing of releasing the Ancient War's Meteor Fireball shower is critical as it can destroy your enemy's entire wave of units. This gives you ample time to fill up your food supply and wait for the next wave. If you are lucky, the Miracle will be recharged again (although it states one per minute in "How to Play").

When should you release it?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ancient War iPhone Strategy - Splash Damage

2. Splash Damage - Counter against mass units

Before I explain Splash Damage, let us take a look at the Ancient War Units Statistics for the splash damage unit types:

UnitAttk TypeProfileHPMin AttkMax Attk

Curently, there are two types of units that do splash damage. Catapult for the ground and Adaliz for the air. Adaliz kamakaize or kills itself in the process.

Do not under-estimate the devastating power of splash damage. Why? E.g. 10 Infantry Units stacked together and maximum HP say 750/Infantry. If the catapult hit them altogther, say 75 damage, it damages 10 x 75 = 750 which theorically kills off one Unit (health). Of course, you will have to shield your catapult/totem pole with YOUR OWN Infantry meat shields and they will mop up the rest.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

iPhone 4 Launched on 8 Jun 2010 (Tue)!

  • FaceTime.
    Video calling is a reality.

    See family and friends while you talk to them. No other phone makes staying in touch so much fun. Learn more

  • Retina display.
    960 by 640 by Wow.

    With a remarkable 960-by-640 resolution in a 3.5-inch screen, text and graphics look unbelievably crisp and sharp. Learn more

  • Multitasking.
    Give everything your undivided attention.

    Use multiple apps at the same time - without sacrificing performance or battery life. Learn more

  • HD video recording.
    Life looks better in HD.

    iPhone 4 lets you record and edit stunning HD video. So it's the only phone - and the only camera - you need to carry with you. Learn more

Monday, June 7, 2010

MiFi for iPad WiFi

Did you say your iPad has no 3G? Fret not. Use MiFi, battery operated Mobile Broadband device.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ancient War iPhone Strategy - Totem as Shield

1. Using Your Totem as Temporary Shield

This basic strategy uses your Totem to act as a shield while your units can enjoy free hits behind your Totem. Also, the Fireball cannot hit units behind the Totem Pole.

This can be done...
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