Skyrim: Hardcore Mode

December 29, 2014 / 0 comments

Hardcore Mode is not included in the standard Skyrim package, but it can be a fun way to play once you have already defeated as much of the game as you want to explore.   In essence, here is how you do it:  Set the game difficulty as high as you can handle, and then…

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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls – Monster Difficulty More Than Just Math

December 28, 2014 / 0 comments

The monster difficulty percentages are will posted across the internet, but the truth is that the game design is much more complex than just increasing the monster damage and health.  While increasing these attributes is significant it only tells a part of the story, and one which may surprise many players whose focus is on…

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3 Quick Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Rift Run Tips

December 27, 2014 / 0 comments

1 – Choose an Act and stay in it.  Especially for playing solo this will reduce your rift run time because you will quickly become familiar with each Act’s unique peculiarities.  Many maps have built-in mobs that activate when you reach a certain spot, by knowing where these spots are you can grab a few…

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Skyrim – How to Maximize The Skill Tree

December 26, 2014 / 0 comments

For playing on higher difficulties like Legendary, maximizing your use of skills is essential to survival.  Because opponents become more difficult as you advance in levels, you need to be careful which skills you use, especially early in the game.  For example, you may wish to take some time to craft a few potions of…

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Skyrim How to Use and Improve Alchemy

December 25, 2014 / 0 comments

Alchemy in Skyrim can be daunting and difficult, but it can also be extremely rewarding.  In essence there are three primary reasons for doing alchemy:   To get money To get levels To get potions   Obviously you are going to get potions by doing alchemy, but in fact unless you are trying for a…

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Minecraft Easy Villager Transport

December 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Moving Villagers from place to place in order to start new colonies can be a difficult and painstaking task.  Villagers are notorious for being stupid and getting themselves killed, and they really dislike being moved to far away from their current village.  Attempting to push them all the way from one village to another is…

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Skyrim: Bloated Man’s Grotto

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

If you have activated the quest Ill Met by Moonlight, then you will find a group of wounded hunters as you enter.  They will warn you about a difficult upcoming fight.  There is pond near the camp with a chest at the bottom.  You may also find Nordic Barnacles in the pond if you are…

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Minecraft Uphill Water

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

Water can be made to flow uphill in Minecraft by carefully using slabs and building a canal for the water to flow through.  This uphill water flow can then be used to transport villagers, yourself, or other mobs easily to different parts of your world. In order to make the water step uphill: Build the…

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Skyrim: Riverwood

December 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Riverwood is the first town that you will come to, assuming you are following either Hadvar or Ralof.  It is the first town you come to before reaching Whiterun, the first city. People to talk to: Either Alvor the blacksmith or Gerdur the owner of the mill, depending on if you followed Hadvar or Ralof. …

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Skyrim: Sundered Towers

January 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Sundered Towers, like most places in the west of Skyrim is guarded by forsworn.  Sundered Towers is connected with Rebel’s Cairn and Red Eagle redoubt. At the top a Forsworn Briarheart sits on a throne.  He has Red Eagle’s sword, and on an alter the book Red Eagle’s Rite waits to be read.  When you…

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