Friday, January 11, 2013

Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM

I've been playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM Facebook game since it came out.  I don't play on a constant bassis but it's nice to be able to play random people with their decks.  Which this isn't quite the same as playing the actual Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG but something is better than nothing when you enjoyed something a whole bunch.

They just did an upgrade to the layout and I like it better than the old design.  So props for them actually fixing it up.

I am hating they are putting cards on last chance to where you can't buy them anymore.  I doubt buying the packs is really going to be advantages for me and might push me away from the game.  It's already hard enough to beat someone who has spent money on the game.  You can tell when you play someone and they have all high level cards.  I'm just not going to spend any money on this in that regards.  If it was the actual game and not this modified version, I would have considered it more.  So will see how all this works out in the end.

I finallly spent all my coins and currency buying cards I wanted but with the last chance cards I spent the money on a card I hadn't planned to buy because it was worth buying the other card I wanted.  So will see if I can't earn enough of the DP in the game to buy the card I wanted to buy to help my do what I wanted it to do.

Here is a pic of what my deck use to be:

This is the new deck I'm going to try out.

It still needs some work but I've gotta start somewhere with it.  In the picture, the 2nd card from the left in the middle row I really need 2 of them for this deck.  However, the bottom right card is well worth more than buying a 2nd of those.  So will see if I can get up to enough DP to buy that 2nd one and go from there.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Clash of Clans on Clans Plus My New Base Design

Well, this happened 2 weekends ago now but it's something worth bringing up.  Especially if you are just randomly joining a clan in Clash of Clans.

I initially joined a clan and was promoted to elder.  Well, someone got in, got elder and kicked everyone out then left.  You would figure after a 2nd time, a 3rd wouldn't happen.  Well it did so a few of us joined up, left and started our own clan.  Been in that clan ever since and was helping to keep it running.  Well about 2 weeks before I was kicked out, the clan leader started changing how they ran things, kicked people out who we're active and wasn't sticking to any word they said.  I wasn't the only one noticing this so I decided to uphold one thing they said they were going to do and didn't.  Anyone under 1200 trophies by Jan 1st was gone.  Leader wanted to move up on leader board so everyone needed to move up in trophies.

I'll will add a blurb in here that you hit slumps in this game where passing a certain level in trophies and upgrading something like your town hall becomes very hard to do.  So you will set at that spot for a good while until you finally break through that barrier.  Getting town hall 6 will be your first.

So back to me kicking people out under 1200 trophies.  I kicked 5 out that I never saw on and were on the bottom of our list.  Granted there were 10 more under 1200 but I didn't touch them as I knew they were all trying.  So I stepped away for about 30 minutes and upon getting back into game, the clan leader had kicked me out.  Didn't talk, didn't understand or want to listen, just, POOF, I was gone.  I really hope some members left because of that but I have no way of knowing.  I'll miss the people I talked to on a constant basis as it was always fun.

I jumped into a clan temporarily to help out until I found a better one.  Which, when I joined, I let the guy know that up front.  Finally found one and they are family oriented, higher level and are great people.  They are all mostly US based so on around the times that I would be on.  So ill be sticking around in this one for awhile.  They are very helpful.

So when you join a clan, make sure it's one where everyone donates so you can always fill your clan castle up.  Don't ask for elder because if you are always around, eventually you will get it if you really want it.  It's not that important to have though.  The clan mates are way more important.

I'm currently on town hall 8 in the game.  Here is a picture of what my setup was before I tried out this new design a new clan mate has.

This new design I'm using is to help keep the wall breakers away but I have learned that someone with level 5 or 4 troops can get through and still take a lot of resources from me.  I really need level 7 walls to really slow them down with this setup.  the pink walls in the picture cost 75,000 but to upgrade the pink wall, which is level 6 to 7, they cost 200,000 a piece.  That is no light feat to accomplish.  In this picture below I'm going to try moving my town hall outside my wall so if someone comes in, takes it out for the 1 star and leaves with victory, I'll get a 12 hour shield and not lose any resources.  I'm crossing my fingers on that happening some.  Normally it would be in the middle, the middle bottom two storages would back out to where the two builder huts are and the builder huts would move back to beside town hall.  So will see how things work out.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Help on Posting

Looking for some ideas to help me post more on what's going on.  I've had a bunch of stuff I could have posted on but I never get around to doing it.

I've watched a few movies, had a big thing happen in clash of clans I still plan to post about but that was last weekend it happened.

I just can't seem to post about it anytime soon after I do it.

So any suggestions for how to do posts quicker and easier?

Lego Lord of the Rings

I finished up Lego Lord of the Rings last night after being stuck for 3 days trying to figure out if the game had glitched on me or not.  Before I get into that, I'll go into how the game is.

They did an excellent job on this game.  It covers the entire story and they hit the main points with all the cinematic parts.  If you somehow haven't never watched Lord of the Rings, you will get the story pretty good.

They do have the talking like Lego Batman 2 in this one which I think is a great addition to game.  The comedy for this one isn't a much compared to previous titles though.  They do still have them but it just wasn't the full funny effect like I'm use to seeing.

You will run into some glitches in the game.  There seems to be a few, especially looking at some online stuff.  I actually fell into the water and even though I died, I lived and was under the water where I was stuck walking around and couldn't do anything.  The biggest one that I was stuck on for 3 days, which I had hit before but it just never clicked until I did something to make me think of it, is when you pick up the scavenger items.  There are 3 per board.  You need to use someone from the fellowship of the ring to pick them up.  If not and you pick one up with say gollum, you'll see him carrying it around like you got it but it never registers that you got it.  If you can drop it and pick it up with another character from the fellowship, it will register and finally count.  I had done this on mount doom and it was down to me getting that to get 4 achievements in the game from the 1 item I needed to finish off and get all the rest.

My kids are really enjoying playing this game as well.  They go back and play all the lego games but I see them going back to play this one more and more like Lego Pirates of the Carribean and Indiana Jones.  It's just fun to play.

So now that I've finished this game, which is the first for 2013 for me, I am back to 100% of the Lego games compelete again.  Now I've got to wait to see what they put out next.