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A Quick Guide to Map Reading in Guild Wars 2

When you log into guild Wars for the first time it can be a little overwhelming. First off, you have some fantastic graphics to look at...

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Minecraft - Day one survival

So you've bought the game because you've heard all of the hype but you really don't know much about the survival aspect of the game.








There are a few things you need to do to help you survive through the first night in the game but you only have one day to prepare, One day equals ten minutes in the 1.7 version.

You need a shelter.  anything that is 3 squares by 3 squares and 3 squares high is good enough however make sure you leave a gap so as you can see the daylight again as if your mining down into your shelter through the night, you can loose track of time. You also need torches, this is a must if you don't want zombies, archers, spiders or worse, Creepers, spawning right beside you in the dark.

You can cut down trees without an axe but it wastes valuable time so make sure and get enough wood to build a crafting table, sticks, blocks for the axe head or pick axe head (for mining) and burning material to make charcoal  (About 10 tree blocks) then make sure you chop wood for your shelter with either a wooden axe or a stone axe.  The video below shows most of this  and how to make them, although the Xbox has a click option that does it all for you if you have the right materials but I am not sure about the Play-station versions, so if you do need to know, it's in the video.

You do not always have to make a shelter either, if you spawn next to a cave, you can just block it up with dirt to keep you going through the first few nights until you gather what you need. You might want to make a stone sword in preparation for fighting at night or a pick axe if you prefer to mine at night too.


Enjoy the video

Day time Survival on Day one




Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Minecraft - Village with Red Brick house and pool

 I often take notions to build full villages or towns with a main house that I use for crafting and shelter at night.  This scenario has two man houses so far however as its meant to be for PVP once its all built.  I still need to build the third house but the village is working and the farming is dealt with.

In the main house I have all of the tinkering set up.  With the tinkering mod you get double the ore when smelting and you can make weapons, armor and tools out of copper, steel and other metals, as well as wood.  Its a handy set up to have as sometimes Iron is somewhat difficult to come by.

Just as a recap the mods I use for this profile are:
Bibliocraft
Tinkers construct
Natura
BiomesOPlenty
Carpenters Blocks
Decocraft
Forestry
Chisel2
Growthcraft
Gardenstuff
Journeymap
NEI
Waila
Ruins

Enjoy the video

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Gilneas Story line-part one


My favorite story line of all the WOW expansions so far has to be the Gilneas one. For anyone that may be thinking of going back to WOW or for any teenagers that are thinking of trying out World of Warcraft I would highly recommend trying out the Worgen first off.


Wow is a very longstanding MMO and as such there are always kids wanting to try it out so this is a walk through specifically geared for any new players but if your nostalgic this may well take you back to World of Warcraft.

You begin by being sent to speak to Prince Liam and Quest 1 and 2 involve killing 6 Worgens, and evacuating the market square, be aware that once you knock on a door to evacuate the person, an aggro Worgen may come out too.

You need to speak to Gwen Armstead as well, she will give your quest 3 and ask you to try and find and bring back supplies that have been stolen.

Quest 4 - is your trainers quest
Speak to your trainer, Druid, hunter, warlock etc,  in the military district, hes not far form the market square.  You get your second ability.

They then give you Quest 5 which is to use your new ability, if you're a hunter this is 'Steady shot' to kill Bloodfang Worgens.  You can find these on to the west on your map and the area is highlighted blue on the mini map.

Quest 6 is called safety in numbers and you need to report back  to King Graymane in the military district.


Quest 7 is called Old Divisions and the king asks you to go and speak to Captain Bodreck regarding Darius Crowley inside the Stoneward Prison.  Use your mini map in the top corner and follow the route to the yellow question mark. this 

Speak to Lord Godfrey who is next to the king and he gives you Quest 8, called 'While you're at it' you need to kill 5 Bloodfang. 


                         This video takes you through the first 8 Quests. 



Quest 9 is where you speak to Captain Broderick and he sends you up to speak to Lord Darius Crowley.

Quest 10, the Prison Rooftop  He asks you to survive 2 minutes of attacks form mass groups of Worgens.  the easiest way  to do this is by hitting the tab button as you see the Worgens coming and hit your attack buttons, hit tab and attack and so on as if this is your first attempt at this quest it might look like a disaster but it's not really.  In the video below my niece is playing with me and she manages it by using the tab button and pressing the number key for her attack move too.  

Quest Eleven, 'Brothers in Arms' asks you to go back and speak to King Greymane.
Quest Twelve, 'The Rebel Lords arsenal' asks you to speak to Josiah Avery 

This video takes you through to Quest  twelve.



After speaking to Josiah you are given quest 13 'From the shadows'.  You have to kill Bloodfang Lurkers.  You are given a Mastiff to help you as they can see them. When you here a (in my nieces words) a ghostly noise nearby, press control and 1 and your mastiff will attack if the Bloodfang lurker is in range, press tab to target it and then attack. 

Quest 14 sends you back to speak to the King.  Quest 15 the king asks you to Save Krennan Aranas, you are given a horse and when you near Krennan, who is hanging from a tree,  you click the new action you have been given and your horse then takes you and Krennan back to the king.  Quest 16, 'Time to re-group is completed when you speak to the king. While you are speaking to the king you may want to stop for a while and listen to the conversation the king is having with Lord Darius Crowley. 

Speak to Crowley,  he gives you quest 17, 'Sacrifices'.  you ride with Lord Crowley and round up 30 Bloodfang Stalkers, this quest can be confusing as you're not actually rounding them up but potentially throwing grenades at them.  If you don't round up 30 you won't get the next quest from Tobias Mismantle, jump on a horse next to him and go back out to get the full 30 Bloodfang Stalkers.  Also, if Tobias Mismantle is dead when you reach the cathedral, you will need to wait on him re-spawning to get the next quest (These have both happened to me in the past and are irritating but fixable).

Tobias gives you Quest 18, 'By Blood and Ash'.  You need to use the cannons to kill 80 Bloodfang Stalkers. He then tells you to go and speak to Lord Darius Crowley inside the cathedral.  Crowley asks you to kill more Bloodfangs and once you have completed this you get a nice little cut scene to watch...and it is one of my favorite scenes of this story line. 

After the scene you find yourself in Duskhaven, speak to the king, once you have spoken to him you must speak to Lord Godfrey for the 21st quest.

This takes you through to the transition and onto Quest 21.