Tag Archive | Tips

Blogging anyone?

I was about to write a post about all the blogs out there that have different tips for bloggers, but then I realized that it doesn’t matter. In the end, it’s not the tips from different sites but you and your ideas that make your blog.

No amount of tips will help you to be the best. And while these tips can help you move forward a bit, they will not help you write the actuall posts. It’s more like help with designs and setting things up and general to do and not to do.

So, what is really important when you’re blogging is to have a layout that will be easy to read on and menu where your readers can easilly orient themselves. Too much things or too little things will probably make them leave.

blogAnd the next important thing is to write original content. Nobody is interested in copied pictures or posts. If you have a unique oppinion on something, share it, if you’re good at drawing, share it, if you write stories, share it!

It’s original content that’s interesting and if you think you can write your own instead of copying, well, good for you and good for us, because we will have something interesting to read (or watch).

 

I do realize that this post is probably kinda useless, but I just had to write it. In the past, I wrote many many posts that were dealing with copying and blog designs and all the thing that were bugging me when I was browsing blogs, and this one is kinda a part of it. Nor really, but kinda…

In the past, the things that I disliked most and mostly still do, were designs with too much blinking and animations or too bright designs. Also, I’m not a fan of too narrow page where you cannot fit much on a line. The next thing I really don’t like is too much pink, but hey, that’s just personal preference so as long as I can read the text, I don’t go yapping about it.

 

And what about you? What do you hate when reading blogs? What on the other hand doesn’t bug you too much?

I would be very much interested in your oppinions on this topic so please share your thoughts in the comments.

 

~AnnElfwind

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Legend of Grimrock – Tips

Hi,

I just wanted to write some general tips for the game Legend of Grimrock which I came to like very much. Also, if you are a veteran in this game, it probably won’t be anything new to you. However, if you are new to this game and are looking for some generic tips, not the complete walkthrough, then I think you came to the right place.

Like I said, this is not the complete walkthrough. I would link to it, but I’m afraid that my blog would be again suspended for wrong links. And so, let’s go without links. If you’re looking for the complete walkthrough, just type it into google. The better ones should be the first few links.

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Okay, on with the tips.

First, when you find sacks, don’t just take the items inside. Take the sack too. It will increase your inventory space. I didn’t do this from the begining and had to drop some really nice items because of it. Therefore, I suggest you take the sacks. In the begining, it may be a bit overload, but still, I think it’s worth it.

Second. When you first encounter the troll, it is, I think, on floor six from the top. In all the walkthroughs I read, it says to stock up on healing potions, but I’ve got a better solution for you. In the walkthroughs, they will tell you a place, where you can eliminate the spiders that are there before the troll. It has closing gate. Well… Why not lure the troll there? It will allow you to rest between blows and regain your helth. Also, trolls cannot open any kind of door. As far as I know. Good to know, right?

Third. On floor Ten? I think it is ten. Well, basically, the second part of the temple. There are these weird fanatycal acolytic creatures whose name starts with G. However, that does not matter. What does, though, is the fact, that these morrons can open doors and gates that are openable from both sides. And trust me, it will complicate the situation a great deal! I admit that they can be defeated even through opening door, but still, it takes a lot more concentration to let them open it, slice them, and immediatelly close it again. And do this for as long as they breath.

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Fourth. Respwaning lizards on floor nine. Use them! Use them! They give quite a lot of experience. Noone says you have to clear the game fast. Enjoy it.

If you are not using any walkthroughs to help you, I suggest trying to jump in all the trapdoors. Only, save right before you do. Some lead to secrets, but some lead to your doom. Also, look closely on the walls. There are hidden buttons. And many of them open secret doors. And in the secret doors, there are a lot of powerfull stuff. And usefull stuff too!

Fifth and last. Use your brain. And save often. The game can kill you within seconds. However, if you are not sure, you are saving in a good position, create new slot so that if it is saved at a wrong time, you can load earlier position and try a different approach.

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Hope this helps some. And also, I’m not detailing the last three floors. Not at all, as I haven’t completed the game yet. And probably won’t for a long time. I mean, I was in the remote part of floor eleven that is just a breather between ten and twelve (The Prison), but then, I just trekked the whole way back up to level one. Why? Well… I wanted to go it again and look at every nook and cranny to find all I missed before because of the monsters. And then, I will stop by the respawning ice lizards to gain a few more levels. I think I will need it in order to beat the last three levels. No offence, but I think level twelve is not enough. Not with what I read about hordes of monsters, respwaning acolytes, golems, and of course, the undying one, or something…

Okay.

See ya.

Art tip

Hey, just wanted to say something. I’m by no means a professional artist, but I like to think I’m at least a bit above average. And I was just drawing in my sketchbook when I realized that it is good to draw with something permanent. Not a pencil. Unless you’re creating something like a masterpiece, or a pencil-only drawing.

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If it is anything else, or if you’re just practising in your sketchbook, the permanent whatever is better. Why? Because, it forces you to finishe your drawing regardles of how awefull it looks. And that is the thing. Finish your drawing even if it looks horrible. It may still turn out okay. But you’ll never know, unless you finish it.

See ya.