Thursday, 28 March 2013

Neopets Stock Market Guide.

I will list different buying and selling strategies and my recommendation on each of them.
I am then going to write a walkthrough for the stock market based on portfolio sizes. The ranges that I post might not be exactly accurate, as I am posting writing them from my head, so I apologize in advance if anything in any of the sections is wrong or not as effective as it should be.
The 15/30 Method
This one is pretty self-explanatory from the title. The 15/30 method strategy is buying 1000 shares (or as many as you can) of a company that's at 15 and selling it when it reaches 30.
This is for poor people, or those new to the stock market. This method helps in the first few months of playing the stock market, because it's safe and doesn't require much patience. Also, if you sell 500 shares of the company when it reaches 30, you can keep the oter 500 in case it increases, and make more money this way.
But ultimately, this is only for the few months of the stock market. Once your portfolio is at about 90k shares, it's best to move on th another selling strategy.

NeoQuest 2 Rohane Skills.

What's up everyone? This is my NQII guide! Here I will discuss characters, their skills, and what weapons/armor they might have late game.
A Note About Skills
A skill is considered maxed at level 15, and cannot go higher than that. Having more than 15 in a skill does nothing to it – don't think that having 15 in damage increase and another 2 from his sword will make Rohane hit harder, in this case the game considers that Rohane has 15 skills in damage increase, and the extra 2 from the sword go to waste. If you are not convinced, then put 15 points in Mipsy's direct damage and get a wand that gives her +2 to direct damage, Mipsy will still only deal 100 damage.
What if you only had 13 in a skill, and a weapon gave you +2, giving you 15 points in that skill without actually spending 15 points there (only 13 here, but in some situations you can save up to 5 points)...understand? If you plan ahead and see what equipment you might have late game and adjust your skills accordingly, you can have 5 skills maxed out by the time you fight Terask II.
You start out with Rohane, a white blumaroo. He is the group's "knight" as he has the highest life in the game, the best armor and the most damaging sword, making him very well suited for his role, through his skills Rohane can move faster, resist magic and use many moves to cripple the enemy.
Although unable to target more than one enemy at a time, and being rather weak at the start of the game, Rohane becomes the most damaging character by the end of the game.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Naruto 625 Review.

Finally the new chapter of Naruto is up, if you havent read my Review for last week please Read it here.

This chapter continues the love story of Madara and Hashirama and starts exactly from the offer made last week, one of the weakest cliffhangers to come out of Naruto since we know the Senju brothers become the future hokages and Madara's offer is pure crap.

I do like what Tobirama said though.

Seriously Hashi, listen to your little bro.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Spartacus Separate Paths review

Wow, I have been watching Spartacus since the very first episode aired and I must say no episode was quite as shocking as this one.

As per usual this season this episode focuses on the two camps and their war against each other, we see from the start just how much Kora leaving has driven Crassius to be quite unstable, he marches his men through day and night hoping to catch up to him, he sends small battalion forward to delay him while his main strength slowly closes the distance between them, his relentless marches though threaten to drive his men to the ground and Caesar yet again shows himself the voice of reason as he pleads for a night's rest. Crassius simply states that any who slow down will be killed on the spot, does this guy know how to motivate people or what?

This episode showed just how much Crassius is pulled by his top two advisors, Tiberius and Caesar both give conflicting advice through out the episode on each move, their rivalry has never been more deadly.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Dota 2: Solving Eul's Sceptor.

After using Euls while using AA and finding out that it cant be used on allies, I realized that there is really no defensive item to use to save allies apart from Force Staff.

Force staff simply has no competition, it can be used offensively and defensively and there is no other item like it, while Euls could potentially be its rival if it worked on allies.

Euls has been slowly buffed over the last 19 patches and still nobody uses it, that goes to show that its not numbers that it needs but a design change, Euls needs to work on allies as well as enemies to have the effect needed.

6.75 - Recipe cost decreased from 600 to 500
6.73 - Movement speed bonus increased from 25 to 30
6.69 - Mana regeneration increased from 125% to 150% to match its components
6.68 - Cast range increased from 600 to 700
6.68 - Added double click support for Euls
6.63 - Movement bonus increased from 20 to 25
6.63 - Now requires a sobi mask instead of a Robe of the Magi (100% Mana regen -> 125%, 16 Int->10 Int, 125 cheaper recipe).
6.60 - Can be used to target yourself
6.58 - Recipe cost reduced from 800 to 600 gold

Of course allowing it to work for 2.5 seconds on allies is a bit broken, so I suggest one of two solutions.

1- Euls only works for one second on allies, this will allow you to time it to dodge spells and stuns, if you saw an ally being charged or receiving a storm bolt you can sceptor them and allow them to dodge it, and one second isnt long if an ally is stunned, hexed or slowed then one second wont remove it.

2. Euls works for 2.5 seconds on allies, but heroes can only be cycloned once every 20 seconds, this prevents teams from stacking cyclones and using it each time the carry gets in trouble, plus 2.5 seconds without your carry helping the team is quite bad but it does allow it to be very defensive item.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Happiness is a choice.

I wonder if the title is a bit misleading, but anyways I believe we can choose to be happy yet for some reason many people either dont want to be happy or just dont know how to be.

Imagine yourself in a dark room, and you're holding a flashlight, in this room there are all kinds of sights, good and bad and you can choose where to shine your flash light on, will you choose to focus on the good things and be happy or the bad things and be miserable?

Too often we forget the good things we have in life and focus on the one bad thing yet its our choice to give it attention even when its far away and no longer affects us. For some reason its easier to feel down and miserable than to put in effort into being happy.

Think of the world for a second, right now it has wars going on, extreme poverty that people sleep starving and a natural tragedy every few months, but what exactly can we do about it?
Aside from donating to these countries, we cant do much so after doing what we can its easy to stop thinking of these situations because they dont affect us, yet if you kept thinking of them eventually you'd feel sad about the state of the world.

Our daily problems get bigger simply because we give them too much attention, you can confront a problem and resolve it, or you can ignore the problem and forget about it, the worst thing you can do though is dwell on it and have someone or some issue ruin your happiness.

We give our problems power over how we feel when we pay too much attention to them, we're only human and of course we feel down from time to time but staying down and feeling horrible is a choice we make after that, a choice we make all too often.

The world isnt here to make you happy, so make your own happiness because no one can make you happy if you're determined to be miserable.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Naruto 624 review

Ah finally, after a break for a week Naruto is back and continues its flashback of Hashirama and Madara's past.

The chapter starts exactly where the 623 left off, with heads of both clans engaging each other and from the first page it states that the current heads are equals in terms of battle prowess.

What does this mean? it means the battle wont be decided by the adults but by the children, however both Tobirama and Izuna are equal in strength as well, leaving only Madara and Hashirama as the wild cards of the battle field, whoever wins the fight between those two wins the war between Senju and Uchiha.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Very rarely yes, but if they do finish last its generally because they aren't nice to begin with.

The media has given a lot of stereotypes based on race and gender yet probably the one guys can identify with the most is the "nice guy" stereotype, which basically states that no matter how nice you are to a woman she wont like you because you are nice, she'd prefer instead a jerk who "treats her badly".

Or so the media would have us believe.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

You cant change the world, but you can change yourself.

One thing I find that I completely disagree with my brother is how we would both change the world for a better place, my brother thinks that to change the world you need to change other people to be better, while I think that change begins from the ourselves first, that you shouldn't ask others to change since we are flawed, how can we tell other people to get rid of their problems while ignoring our own?