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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Room 3 Discount


The Room 3



Awarding winning puzzle game The Room 3 on discount this Black Friday 2016. Only $0.99! Super deal! Android Playstore.

Monument Valley discount on Black Friday 2016


Monument Valley



Well, I don't know about you, but I have instantly grabbed this $0.99 offer. I have been waiting for this solid game for a looong time. Only available on Andriod Playstore this Black Friday 2016.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy Guide & Tips - Part 4


Spartania Advance Guide/Strategy/Tips - Part 4 (Offensive Upgrades)



Firstly, I would not get frustrated when I was being attacked and lost. I knew you needed the treasure chest and also you needed to complete the daily quest. Secondly, I also apologized that I attacked you a bit too often which was way over the limit of the treasure chest queue and daily quest. I will explain later.

Offensive Upgrades

Two school of thoughts for offensive upgrade. Upgrade evenly or max upgrade 1 unit then the next. I tried to upgrade evenly initially, up till about level 23 for the units. While it was effective when I won overwhelmingly since minimal troop lost, I was not really gauranteed a win when I was down to my bones i.e. archers left. While the max upgrade 1 unit method was not as beneficial as defense since the tents did not play a role in offense (surprisingly if you checked, the tents had hp), there were a few reasons and ways for doing that. Again, I like to use turtle as an example since he was so effective. These were taken a while back but his strategy did not change, just 2 more freeze spell pillars perhaps. Other offensive references included MisterE, kwasapijak and vietnam.





Thursday, September 15, 2016

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus




How can I miss out the launch for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Nutshell

  1. New black and jet black finishes
  2. Splash and water resistant (about time)
  3. New Home button
  4. Dual camera (iPhone 7 Plus)
  5. 25% brighter, wide color gamut
  6. 2x faster (processor), 3x faster (graphics)
  7. Stereo, 2x louder, EarPods/AirPods
  8. 3x faster LTE
  9. IOS 10
  10. *Does not catch fire



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy Guide & Tips - Part 3


Spartania Advance Guide/Strategy/Tips



Are you still with me and playing Spartania Casual Strategy? Great! Then, you are ready for the advanced strategies of this game.

Defensive Upgrades

My initial strategy was to upgrade my troops and buildings evenly throughout the whole camp to quickly get the most advanced unit aka the Elephant. While that was far and good, it did not stop the other players and barbarians from raiding me successfully. You see, you can use 24 units effectively in offense by deploying the troops enmass in a bunch or tactically stretching your meatshields BUT you can only "station" your defensive troops which limit your units' effectiveness to about about 8 to 10 units (including static defense) engaging at the frontline at any one time. Let's explain with an example to be clearer. These were taken a while back from turtle (but still valid), one of the leaders. There are however, many good examples of defenses like MisterE, Arya, kwasapijak, vietnam, vidock, EchoMike, kingofkings, etc.





Thursday, September 1, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explodes




Extracted from Androidpolice,

"A Samsung official speaking to Yonhap said the company estimates that less than 0.1% of Galaxy Note 7 devices sold were affected and that the root of the problem was traced back to the battery. But at several millions sold, even this small a percentage can be a hazardous risk and one Samsung is not ready to gamble with. Since the Note 7 doesn't have a removable battery, the official says that the company is about to issue a recall of all its new Galaxy Note 7 devices sold at home and abroad."

A major blow to Samsung. Well, that's good news for Apple to catch up...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Samsung Note 5 Not Charging


Samsung Note 5 Not Charging




I thought this will be the last thing that will happen to me since my Note 5 is relatively new. I had recently updated the firmware on my Samsung Note 5 smartphone and changed to standard charging. My son used my smartphone until 0% and switched off then he started charging. The screen showed the battery lightning logo and 0% battery logo. Then it flashes the battery charging lightning logo on and off. But it never got charged and remained at 0% forever although I was using the original charger. When I switched on, it would power on and before I could even set back to fast charging, it switched off again since it had 0% charge.

I wiped the Note 5 cache partition, rebooted system now and used PC to USB to charge my smartphone to about 10% before I switched on and change it to fast charging to solve the problem.

Wipe Note 5 cache partition

  • Press and hold the Volume Up and the Home buttons first, and then press and hold the Power key.
  • Keep the three buttons pressed and when ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 5’ shows, release the Power key but continue holding the other two.
  • Once the Android logo shows, release both the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  • The Android system recovery screen is shown with its options.
  • Use the Volume Down key to highlight the option ‘Wipe cache partition’ and press the Power key to select it.
  • When the process is complete, use the Volume Down key to highlight the option ‘Reboot system now’ and hit the Power key to restart the phone.
  • The reboot may take a little longer to complete but don’t worry and wait for the device to become active.

Use PC to USB to charge my smartphone to 10%. Thereafter, I could power on and change it to Fast Charging. I could use the original charger to charge after that. Hope this will help you.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7


Samsung Galaxy Note 7



It is launched! It is out! How can I not cover this story or news.

Nutshell

  1. Dimensions - 5.7 inches. Dual curve
  2. Feature - Water resistant (like I said, all smartphone phones should be this way). S pen too.
  3. Video & Games - HDR video and Vulcan API games
  4. Security - IRIS scanning (new)
  5. Camera - Improved dual pixel sensor
  6. Memory - 64GB entry/expandable 256GB (hey hey, it's back by popular demand)
  7. Battery - 3500mAh fast and wireless charging
Pre-order for a free lens kit worth $198. I think the Samsung Gear VR is more enticing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spartania Casual Strategy - Treasures/Collectibles


Here is Spartania Casual Strategy treasures for quick reference. Since Spartania released their treasures, there is more incentive to enter arena and attack someone successfully. The treasures upgrade your hero, entire squadron, defence hp and attack by increments of 5% per level i.e. 2 levels of the treasure upgrade is equivalent to 1 upgrade. I find it more efficient as it upgrades entire squadron of same troops, buildings and defence structures instead of 1 unit at a time. At high levels, the number of treasures needed increases about like 1, 3 or 4, 7, 12, 20, 33, ...







Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy Guide & Tips - Part 2


Spartania Offensive Strategy/Tips



If I have the chance to buy ambrosia and replay Spartania: Casual Strategy all over again, I would have done it differently. I did mention that in my previous post after reviewing the lowest level top 50 player GodIsAlive/JesusIsKing (currently level 32 / rank 26) and also Xinot20002645 who has just overtaken MisterE to be No. 1.
Update: I will review Dennsimus and pablomat who are very successful at low levels right now since the game rules have changed a bit.

Firstly, I would have spent some money to get the 2nd builder immediately. No commission for that, but kind of save you a lot of heartache, trouble and time to get that 2nd builder.

Secondly, this game favors the aggressor or attacker which I would have devoted all or most of my resources to my offensive upgrades. Why? E.g. If you pour in 3/4 of your resources to offense, you can defeat an opponent who put in 1/2 of his resources in defence, simple Maths. Of course you can argue about good defensive formation and bad offensive troop release but if the gap is too wide, you will be overrun. Also, you can get back your resources quickly by looting barbarians/players. Contrary, getting them organically from gold mines and food producers takes forever.

Let us take a look at Dennisimus offense who has reached top 50 at an impressive of only level 41.





Monday, May 30, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy - Server Up



Announcement

We are pleased to inform you that the servers are back up and running, and we've added some extra security measures to avoid such incidents in the future! We'd like to remind you that you can always contact us at contact@spartonix.com if you ever need our help with anything involving Spartania!

Spartania: Casual Strategy - Maintenance



Announcement

***IMPORTANT NOTICE***
Hello Fellow Spartans!
Because of an unexpected server error, some of you may have lost a few hours of progress... Our servers are currently offline in order to prepare them to prevent such issues from happening. We understand and are truly sorry for the trouble and frustration, and as an apology every user that was affected by this has received 1000 Ambrosia bottles.

We're working hard to avoid such errors in the future, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Good luck, Commanders!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spartania: Casual Strategy Guide & Tips - Part 1


I am playing Spartania: Casual Strategy and it is pretty fun. It is somewhat similar to CoC except it's more like a side-scrolling 3D attack/defence game. Emily Goldring did a super job of a very comprehensive Spartania: Casual Strategy Review so I will not cover that here.

This is my current defence and it is very effective against the barbarian's attacks. So far, I have been breached perhaps fewer than 5 times (usually 2 levels higher) by the barbarians and no player has ever been successful yet.



I tried to find strategy, tips or guide online but I was in vain. So, I am here to help you. If I have the chance to restart again, I may play differently especially after reviewing the lowest level top 50 player GodIsAlive/JesusIsKing (currently level 32 / rank 26) and also Xinot20002645 who has just overtaken MisterE to be No. 1.

My initial strategy was to build a solid defence so that I could get ambrosia by successfully defending the barbarians' attacks. Since I needed 1300 ambrosia for the next builder, I could not wait passively to collect 2 ambrosia bottles that randomly appeared on top of the commander's tent. I noticed that I was attacked by the barbarians only when I was online at the defensive screen. So, I actively stayed on the defensive troop's screen as often and as long as possible to increase my chances of being attacked by barbarians. After the second builder, everybody is even game as you cannot recruit anymore.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hearthstone WOG Twin Emperor Vek'lor OP


Just had my first taste of WOG in order to get the free packs. I used aggro warrior to get the 2 wins and 7 wins.

Winrate was not too bad until I met up with warrior with a +10 armor minion if C'Thun has at least 10 attack and he used it with Bran so +20. Fine, his anti-aggro strategy works. Priest, Druid and Hunter were pretty bad match-up too.

Wait until you meet the Druid with Twin Emperor Vek'lor. But before even that card, the Druid was buffing his C'Thun all the way but as an aggro, I knew I needed to finish him off perhaps about turn 7. Then he played taunts after taunts. Also removals.



A few WOG cards that left me with a particularly deep impression. I find 2 effects with a decent body to be ridiculously broken e.g. taunt + buff C'Thun.
  1. Twin Emperor Vek'lor (7 mana) (2 x 4/6 taunts) - The new Dr 7 or Emperor 7 rather.
  2. Dark Arakkoa (6 mana) - 2 effects! Taunt + buff C'Thun. What's more, a common card!
  3. Cazed Worshipper (5 mana) - Taunt + buff C'Thun again. At least it's an epic.
  4. Fandral Staghelm (4 mana) - decent body but the combine both effect is out of this world
  5. C'Thun's Chosen (4 mana) - 2 effects! Divine shield + buff C'Thun. Common...
  6. Disciple of C'Thun (3 mana) - 2 damage + buff C'Thun, wtf. Combine with Bran for extra results...
  7. Twilight Elder (3 mana) - Soft taunt as it buffs C'Thun every turn. Common again.
  8. Beckoner of Evil (2 mana) - decent body + buff C'Thun. Common.
It's like you want to ignore those C'Thun buffing minions and try to go for face to end the game before turn 10. Then 5, 6, 7 the taunts started to appear, sometimes Druid's taunts. What's worse if it was combined with Bran and the effect was doubled. My friend Markos even showed me how it was done with a Druid's +2 mana crystal that turn at turn 8 and end the game with a spectacular 36 damage clearing my board with Bran and killing me...

Who said Druid was nerfed.

All WOG cards.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hearthstone Nerfs Apr 2016


Total of 12 cards are being nerfed.
  • Druid - 3 cards
  • Silence/Removal - 4 cards
  • Powerful neutral minions - 5 cards.

Druid

  1. AOL - draw down from 2 cards to 1 card.
  2. FON - no charge. Cost down from 6 to 5 and treants remain.
  3. Keeper - health down from 4 to 2.




Monday, April 11, 2016

Fleeing the Complex Hints


I was playing Stick War: Legacy when I came across this game on PC or Mac.

Well, I got all the Henry the Stickman Fleeing the Complex achievements.

The walkthrough is here
http://henrystickmin.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Medals

But, drop me a comment if you want to know specific screenshots. Not so straight-forward even with the walkthrough.





Friday, April 1, 2016

Hearthstone Legendary


Guess what I unpack this week? One step closer to completing Control Warrior.



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hearthstone WOG Update






Some of the new WOG cards revealed. Updates in this link www.oldgods.com



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hearthstone WOG - Forbidden but not Forgotten



Forbidden Flame



Some of the Forbidden Flame uses I can think of (saw in comments that it is mage?):
  1. Pyromancer - free 1 damage, similar to Circle of Healing
  2. Classes that cannot activate/kill your own minions easily
  3. Warrior - another way to activate your own minions e.g. Gromash Hellscream, Patron, Frothing Berserker, enrage minions
  4. Spelling enhancing minions - can activate or kill minions. Imagine with Malygos.
  5. Mage - free fireball with Antonidas. Free 2 damage with Flamewaker
However, some general consensus is that mage spells are much better than Forbidden Flame but it is more flexible.

Forbidden Shaping



  1. Help smooth out your mana curve
  2. Late minions can be game changing esp. at 8 or 9 mana.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hearthstone Patch March 2016




Google Play patching that is causing the client to display pink/purple screens after patching to 4.2.

Workaround

  • Go to the app settings and select clear data and then run the app again.
OR
  • Alternatively you can just delete and reinstall the app and that should resolve the issue.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Hearthstone Whispers Of the old Gods (WOG)






Some of the WOG cards revealed. Updates in this link www.oldgods.com


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