Tuesday, April 26, 2011

League of Legends Impressions

League of Legends went live today without any hiccups. This patch brought quite a lot of remakes and adjustments. The champions that were the most affected were Alistar, Fiddlesticks, and Gangplank.
Patch notes can be found here.

Alistar's main problem was his reliance on summoner spells to get into position because of his low base movement speed (300, the lowest there is). They changed his Headbutt so that it could target minions as well, which gives him the ability to get to a location faster in order to Pulverize another target or to escape by headbutting into a minion to gain some distance. His speed was upped by 5 as well. His passive was changed also. Before, it let him deal additional damage to buildings, which made builds based on breaking towers rather funny and effective (I even bought a full runepage of attack speed for it, haha). It did not really synergize with the rest of his kit though, so now it allows him to walk through minions for a few seconds after using a skill. This is really amazing because minion collision would always mess up what otherwise would have been a kill, and it also reduces his reliance on Flash and Ghost. Another added effect is that after he uses a spell, he Tramples, dealing a bit of AOE damage for a few seconds. One major problem for him was his inability to farm well, unless you didn't build entirely tanky.

Fiddlesticks changes were unexpected, for me at least. His Terrify range was increased, his Drain heals less and has a shorter leash, his Dark Wind bounces 5 times at all levels, and his Crowstorm's base damage was decreased while the scaling was increased. The Dark Wind changes were nice, it's actually useful in its early levels now. To make up for his lowered healing from Drain, his base stats were buffed so his jungling wouldn't be too harmed. You'll need 600 AP to make Crowstorm deal the same damage as before, however, which is a heckava lot for a champion that needs to be built at least slightly bulky to survive after he Crowstorms in. Haven't seen him in a game yet though.

Gangplank should've been reworked a long time ago. The devs got rid of denying minion kills yet Gangplank can deny with his Raise Morale. His Parley had its damage and cooldown lowered so he would be less of a one-hit wonder in a quick teamfight. Remove Scurvy was changed to be better at lower levels and not as great as before in higher levels, but it still gets the job done of removing crowd control. Raise Morale does the same thing as before basically, without the denying so it's actually easier to use as you would need to be near an allied minion to use it before. His Cannon Barrage was too reliant on RNG so now every enemy in its radius is slowed even without being hit by a cannonball. The damage, radius, and slow are reduced to compensate. One of the only reasons I played GP because his deny really gimped the other team's solo lane but we'll see how it goes as the week goes on.

Rumble came out today, sporting a flamethrower, shield/speed boost, slowing drills, and a new type of skill. Flamethrower just spits fire out in front of Rumble, but he can move while it is being cast which makes it great for chasing, not so much when you're running. His shield is fine, and the speed boost is amazing. His E can shoot twice in quick succession and the slow it applies stacks. His ultimate is a completely new type of skill, you drag from one point to another to create a wall of sorts that deals damage and slows enemies in it. This lets you set it up in many ways, such as blocking an inlet or dropping it in front of you so an enemy who chases has to go through the full thing. He runs on a new resource system called Heat. Basically, his spells generate heat and when he is above 50 heat, his spells are stronger. If he hits full heat, he is unable to use his skills until he completely cools down but his autoattacks are stronger. It's a balancing act to play him to his full potential, which means you'll see many, many bad Rumbles for awhile.
Riot has also been updating the splash art for older champions for a few patches now. Hopefully Gangplank will get an update soon, there's a rat on his chest for crying out loud.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Don't have much time these days

Basically what the title says so sorry for inconsistent blogs. I'll have one up tomorrow.

P.S. Try maple syrup in your coffee/tea. It just came to my mind like 20 minutes ago and I tried it. :P
So any weird things you guys add to your foods/drinks?

Also did you know your foot is about the length from your wrist to your elbow?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top 55 Best Low-Spec PC Games EVER

Check out WackyModder84's vids out, he's got a big fat list of games to play on awful computers.
It starts here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_XLomYKOw
You'll find a bunch of gems in there that you've never heard of. Shit, why has no one told me there is a Megaman version of Doom?
Some of my favorites from his list:
Shogun: Total War
Megaman 8-bit Deathmatch

Friday, April 15, 2011

takesomecrime- God amongst men

Do it. Do you enjoy basements/indoor gardens? Do you enjoy long socks that take weeks to dry? Do you like unsolved Rubiks cubes being solved and unsolved in different videos? Well all that's in this guy's videos. But expect dancing more than anything else. :D He's got some pretty sick music taste. Seriously, why has nobody told be about Parov Stelar?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Nidalee

Be forewarned, you have to be open minded about this :P
I build her a lot like Irelia, with Trinity Force and tank items. I opt for a Warmogs rush for your first item, you'll farm is up fast. Then work on your triforce, starting with Sheen and ending with the Zeal. That is pretty much your core (+ boots of course, I prefer CDR or Merc Treads, depending on the enemy team).

For summoner spells, you'll want Cleanse/Flash so you will be uncatchable. If your team is lacking Exhausts or Ignites, you can replace Cleanse. I run 9/0/21 masteries for even more movespeed and CDR.

This is how this build works:
You do pretty much all your damage in cougar form. This requires you to be all up in your enemy's face, and if you're CCed (stunned, silence, etc), well you're going to die. You can play her AP, where you poke with your spears and heal for a lot. But that's not manly enough for me. I can go in their and spam all my skills in cougar form and get out to heal and hop right back in. You will be able to beat AP Nidalees 1v1, and possibly AD Nids. Give it a go some time if you have her :P

Here's some fanart by Ganassa,
he has other swimsuit pictures of other
 champs too so check him out.

Friday, April 8, 2011

League of Legends: Brand

Looks like there's no smoke and mirrors, he doesn't seem like a joke champ. No major April Fool's joke Riot?
Splash Art

In a faraway place known as Lokfar there was a seafaring marauder called Kegan Rodhe. As was his people’s way, Kegan sailed far and wide with his fellows, stealing treasures from those unlucky enough to catch their attention. To some, he was a monster; to others, just a man. One night, as they sailed through the arctic waters, strange lights danced over the frozen wastes. There was something hypnotic about them; it was something that drew them to it like moths to a flame. Trekking across the frozen waste, they came to a cave covered in ancient runes. The meaning of the runes long lost to them, Kegan led the way inside. There, inside a perfect cage of ice floated a dancing column of flame. There was no way such a thing should be burning, especially not in this place. However, its movement was as hypnotic as a siren's song, captivating and seductive. While the others stayed back, Kegan could not help but approach it while holding out his hand...
That is the last thing Kegan Rodhe remembers, for now his body belongs to Brand. It is a creature of olden times, perhaps even a casualty of the Rune Wars. It is known in ancient texts as the Burning Vengeance. It is a creature of pure fiery hate that exists for no other reason than to lay low the world of men and yordles. No one is quite sure how Brand found his way to Valoran, but he began his predations at once. Overcome by Demacian forces, he was given a choice: fight within the confines of the League or die. Naturally, he chose to use his destructive powers in the League, for now...
“This place will burn, not by cinder flying on breath of wind, but by the vengeance of my hand.” –Brand
Sear: Brand launches a ball of fire forward that deals magic damage. If the target is ablaze, the target will be stunned.
Pillar of Flame: After a short delay, Brand creates a pillar of flame at a target area, dealing magic damage to enemy units with the area. Units that are ablaze take additional damage.
Conflagration: Brand conjures a powerful blast at his target, dealing magic damage to them. If the target is ablaze, the conflagration spreads to nearby enemies.
Pyroclasm (Ultimate): Brand unleashes a devastating torrent of fire, dealing damage each time it bounces. If a target is ablaze, Pyroclasm's missile speed increases.
Blaze (Passive): Brand's basic abilities light his targets ablaze, dealing a percentage of their maximum Health in magic damage per second.

To be honest, he doesn't seem too fun. But then again, with 70+ champions it's hard to keep cranking out original(ish) stuff. Basic mage w/ a different way to stun. I'll see if I'll be spending IP on him when he's out in a little over a week.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

League of Legends: Champion Sneakpeak - Brand


Riot loves their puns. Any who, Lee Sin's (last champion released) lore says he set himself on fire to protest the violence. It says that when he was finally put out, his eyes were burned out. But what if he was never put out? I think this is the April Fool's joke this year, it's be pretty fucking funny imo.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

S4 League

This game has been out for a while now. If you don't know what it is, it's a third person scifi shooter. It's lobby based and has six game modes now. There's a shitload of weapons, including sentries, bats, heavies, and the like. The action is fast paced, think along the lines of Gunz.

The graphics look nice and crisp w/ a very J-pop inspired wardrobe available.

Let me say this again, there's a shitload of weapons. I'd list them, but it'd take a while and be pretty boring to read so I'll link the wiki: http://s4league.wikia.com/wiki/Weapon

There are constantly new maps being released. I remember when there was ~7 maps and only 2 game modes. Man have things changed. There are team deathmatch, touchdown (capture the flag), chaser, battle royale, arcade, and captain for game modes. Deathmatch (DM) is just what it sounds like, first team to get to x # of kills wins. Touchdown is damn fun because of all the different jumps you can make. In chaser, one person is selected as the chaser for each round and they have to eliminate everyone else. Battle royale is a classic free-for-all. Arcade mode is where you fight against monsters and stuff w/ fellow S4 Leaguers in various stages. Finally, the latest mode is captain, where the objective is to eliminate all the captains of the other team.

I have some gripes, especially with the cash shop but overall it's fair in that you can beat someone by outskilling him. Give it a go, you won't regret it.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Just here to tell you guys about a game I've recently started playing. It's called Microvolts and it's a third person shooter where you play as one of the 4 dolls brought to life. Because you're all tiny action figures, the maps are freaking huge. You've got your staple TF2 weapons (rifle, heavy machine gun, shotgun, sniper, grenade launcher, noob tubes) and it plays very much like it. It's a breath of fresh air for the stale f2p shooter mmo's. A big problem was the lack of customization of your avatar, there's barely anything in the shop.
Give it a go :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pockie Ninja Review

So Pockie Ninja just went into OBT 2 days ago so I thought I'd check it out. If you don't know, it's a browser game that uses Naruto and Bleach characters (not sure if they're allowed though). The fights are done without any interaction so you kinda just watch two people fight it out, but you set the skills and equipment like you would normally do.
So let's get started.
Holy shit that's a lot of free stuff
Like a lot of other games produced in Asia (in this case Taiwan), you're bombarded with freebies that keep you playing. You start by choosing a character to use (which you can switch later on in the game as you acquire more 'outfits') and choose a Village to start in. You'll get a bunch of tutorial quests that don't require any thinking or skill but give a shit ton of exp. The first 10 levels or so fly by fast.
Strange, a browser game with decently priced cash shop items
Simple tasks such as staying online for a certain time or doing quests reward you with Gift Coupons that can substitute as Gold (irl currency) for certain things. I found that you get plenty of coupons easily, unlike many other games where you can barely make it without $$$ (Caesary). Granted some things can't be bought w/ coupons such as more backpack space, but all in all, it's very fair.
Nothing witty to say about this part
The graphics are crisp and pretty good for a browser game. The fighters are all chibis (super deformed) and the skills look pretty damn cool often enough. Lots of variety in monsters (seriously, there are sushi monsters) and a lot of outfits to choose from.
Why's it so quiet?
There is background music to the maps, but there aren't any sound effects for skills or hits or even for when you win or lose. In this respect, it feels incomplete. At least add some sloshing sounds when I use a mud based skill, you know?
Me love you long time?
There's a ton of translation errors that could have been fixed by just going over the lines. A lot of things are awkwardly phrased and unclear. 
Restrictions that come from being a browser game
It's basically an idle game w/ ninjas and Soul Reapers. There isn't too much that is very innovative. I was really expecting for you to be able to control the fight, but sadly it does it on its own. It feels unpolished, which is expected from a game just entering open beta but these days, open beta is almost synonymous w/ opened. It's very accessible because it doesn't require any plug-ins but Flash.

It's a nice time waster when you're doing some work but definitely nothing worthy of your main game. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Favorite Webcomics

http://boxerhockey.fireball20xl.com/ is about a fictional sport called, well, boxerhockey. Well drawn and very funny, though slow on updates sometimes.
http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/ goes against what you expect to happen. P.S., hovering over the comic gives you a funny line and there's also a secret comic by hovering your mouse a bit right from the upper right corner. Updates Mondays and Thursdays.
http://buttersafe.com/ has cute, quick comics. Updates every few days.
What're yours?

New Lee Sin info+pics

His lore, skillset, art, and ingame pictures are out. Please don't be an elaborate hoax :(

As a young teen, Lee Sin was intent on becoming a summoner. His will and dedication were unmatched by any of his peers, and his skill drew the attention of Reginald Ashram, the League’s High Councilor at the time. While studying at the Arcanum Majoris, Lee Sin became frustrated with instruction paced for the other students. He spent his free time researching the nuances of summoning in hopes of graduating sooner. He made amazing advances in his arcane studies, surpassing all other students. By all indications, he would have become one of the League’s greatest summoners were it not for one terrible mistake. Too impatient, he attempted to test his ability by summoning a beast from the Plague Jungles. What he summoned instead was a young boy, but not in one piece. He barely had time to look the boy in what was once his face before the jumbled human mass fell lifeless to the floor. A League investigation later revealed that the boy’s entire village was obliterated by feedback from the ritual.
Lee Sin’s talents were so promising that the League was willing to overlook the incident, but he could never forgive himself. He left the Institute and journeyed to the Shojin Monastery for eternal repentance, swearing never to practice magic again. Years later, hoping to atone for his crime with martyrdom, he set himself ablaze as a protest of the Noxian occupation of Ionia. He remained alive in this state, enduring searing agony for weeks. His actions paved the way for a League match wherein Ionia prevailed, but by the time he was doused, his eyes had been burned completely from their sockets. Hailed as a savior, he was reborn, and his will to act invigorated. He joined the League of Legends to continue his atonement with sweat and blood, a true monk’s only possessions.
“The actions of one may sunder the world, but the diligence of many may rebuild it.” -Lee Sin
Sonic Wave / Resonating Strike:
  • Sonic Wave: Lee Sin projects a discordant wave of sound to locate his enemies, dealing physical damage to the first enemy it encounters. If Sonic Wave hits, Lee Sin can cast Resonating Strike for the next 3 seconds.
  • Resonating Strike: Lee Sin dashes to the enemy hit by Sonic Wave, dealing physical damage plus 10% of their missing health.
Safeguard / Iron Will
  • Safeguard: Lee Sin rushes towards a target ally, shielding them both from damage. If a shield is broken, half the energy cost is returned. After using Safeguard, Lee Sin can cast Iron Will for the next 3 seconds.
  • Iron Will: Lee Sin's intense training allows him to thrive in battle. For 5 seconds, Lee Sin gains lifesteal, spell vamp, and armor.

Tempest / Cripple
  • Tempest: Lee Sin smashes the ground sending out a shockwave that deals magic damage and reveals enemy units hit. If Tempest hits an enemy, Lee Sin can cast cripple for the next 3 seconds.
  • Cripple: Lee Sin cripples nearby enemies revealed by Tempest, reducing their Movement and Attack Speed for 4 seconds. Movement and Attack Speed recover gradually over the duration.

Dragon's Rage (Ultimate)
  • Lee Sin performs a powerful roundhouse kick launching his target back, dealing physical damage to the target and any enemies they collide with. Enemies the target collides with are knocked into the air for a short duration.

Flurry (Passive)
  • After Lee Sin uses an ability, his next 2 basic attacks gain 50% Attack Speed and return 10 energy each.

The manatee is Urf, the April Fool's Champion who never came to be. :(

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

LoL- Lee Sin

Lee Sin, the Blind Monk was a champion that appeared in the trailer for League of Legends but was never released. Images and names for his spells have always been in the game files. Riot Games said that he wasn't canceled which gave hope to many that the Blind Monk may come.

He was just featured the latest champion sneakpeak (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/news/champion-sneak-peek-lee-sin-blind-monk), but keep in mind that the patch is on April Fools Day. Is this another prank like the one last year where they announced Urf, the Manatee? What do you think?
                                                Lee Sin with spiritual Urfs spinning around him?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

League of Legends Basics

Read those two threads. They may be ancient but it still applies now.

League of Legends is a lobby based game. Once you are matched into a game, you enter the "Champion Select". Here you choose a champion, or character, to use for that match. Choose summoner spells, which are located next to your masteries and runes box. You start off with a limited choice of spells. After everyone has chosen and locked in or the alloted time has passed, the loading screen for the game will start. This may take awhile depending on the slowest person's connection. I remember it felt like forever my first game :)

There are 3 lanes (top, middle, bottom). Generally, one champion goes mid, two top and bot. If there is a jungler (champion who kills neutral creeps instead of laning), top will be solo. I will go into the benefits of this later.

You start with 450 gold, which can be used at the shop next to where you spawned. Where you spawned is the fountain and being in it gives you extremely high HP and MP regen. You'll want to use most of your gold on starting item. Look up your champion at leaguecraft.com or mobafire.com (preferably during the loading screen) and find a well rated guide.

You have 4 skills, 3 normal skills (Q,W,E) and 1 ultimate (R). You can add a point in your ultimate at levels 6, 11, and 16. QWE have a max level of 5 and your ult has a max level of 3. Add your first skill by clicking on the button above the skill.

The map is divided diagonally by a river. There are two "turrets" along each lane for each side. They do significant damage early on. Then there are the team bases on the top right and bottom left of the map. Each lane has an inhibitor and an inhibitor turret near the entrance to the bases. Then there is the nexus and the nexus turrets. Killing the nexus wins you the game.

Minions spawn in waves in each lane. If the inhibitor is destroyed for a lane, a super minion will spawn each wave. Inhibitors respawn in 5 minutes. You'll want to protect them :P

You only gain gold from landing the killing blow on minions so you need to practice last hitting. Last hitting doesn't push your lane so you are safer and the enemies need to come closer to your side which leaves them more vulnerable. After the laning phase, champions or entire teams will start to roam and cause teamfights. See that red cross on your minimap? That's Baron Nashor. He's a neutral creep that when killed, gives the killing team an amazing buff. There are other neutral creeps that give a buff, but only to the one champion who lands the last hit. They are the Ancient Golem (commonly referred to as blue buff, blue) and Lizard Elder (liz, red, lizard, red buff). The Ancient Golem is located at the upper left of the blue team's jungle and the bottom right of the purple team's jungle. Jungle is just the forest inbetween the lanes and they contain creep camps. Lizard is at the middle camp of the bottom side of blue team and the upper side of purple team.

For your first dozen games you'll probably be really confused. And you'll get a lot of hate. But if you can make it past the shit community, you'll find a great game. :)
Note: This guide is mainly geared to the 5v5 Summoner's Rift map, though some things still apply to 3v3.

Casey Heynes 1st Interview

I know most of you have heard about this, but I just had to post something about it. Check the vid :)
If you didn't know, a kid was getting bullied by this runt. In self defense, Casey PICKED him up and threw him to the ground. Feels like a superhero irl :P

League of Legends

You gotta check out this game. It's a moba much like DotA and HoN but it takes more steps to differentiate itself from DotA. New patch every two weeks and a new map/graphic updates are in the works.
For guides:
I'll post my personal builds for some champions. :D

New Blog

Hi. So this is my blog and I'll try to post frequently. I'll post in a few days about me so ttyl :)