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Thursday, January 26, 2017

My Experience in Arena 2

Arena 2 is different from Arena 1, that's for sure... 

Although still filled with inexperienced players, there were some tough nuts that I couldn't get through. Though, most of my losses did come from facing over-leveled players whose Spear Goblins + Archers threatened to take out my crown tower.

Here's my sad deck:

It was pretty hard to work with this deck. Although effective, I didn't personally like it, and of course one is more likely to preform worse if they don't like what they do; in this case, what deck I'm using (I'm still salty that I didn't get a Prince ;( )...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

What exactly is [the] Smashbox?

Hey guys! AfricanManBeast here and my interest has finally peaked on what the Smashbox is and what it's purpose was.

When I first heard of "Smashbox" I thought it was some program similar to Melee Light (I know, I'm lame) until I saw a video on Youtube regarding professional Melee player "Hax$" whose competitive career has basically ended due to hand injuries caused by continuous strain on the hands when using a Gamecube controller.

(I can't find the video again for some reason, if I do I'll surely put it here)

The Smashbox is basically an arcade controller that greatly reduces the stress on one's hands when playing Melee. Not only that but it makes it easier for players to be more technical in their game-play, as it's easier to do techniques such as wavedashing etc. (Awesome for noobs like me eh?)

Anyways, I think this is a really cool idea. Although still in development, if this thing becomes legal in tournaments and stuff, I think things will change. Unfortunately it only works for the Dolphin Emulator, no consoles yet, but I believe that there's development towards that. There's a guide on how to TRANSFORM your keyboard layout to match the Smashbox controller:

Recreating Hitbox's Smashbox on Dolphin / Optimized Keyboard Layout

That's all I really have to say about Smashbox. I'm really hoping it does become a success! Here are 2 links delving in deeper about what Smashbox is:

Changing the game: Will Smash Box redefine Melee's limits? | ESPN

Monday, January 16, 2017

Civilization V Nigeria Giant Earth Map Trailer

Hey guys! AfricanManBeast here revealing to you all that I'm gonna go big with the next Civilization V game I'm doing.

As the title already suggests, I'm going to be doing a GIANT Earth map as Nigeria, only the greatest country in the world (I'm joking).

This will be pretty challenging for me since I've never played a large-scale game like this, I wonder how it will turn out but I'm not all that worried. I'm setting up the game to ensure that there aren't any restrictions to my expansion as I continue to expand the Nigerian empire!

For example,  got the No Happiness Mod, which removes happiness along with its penalties for dipping below to unhappiness.

Enough rambling, here's the trailer. I really do hope you enjoy it, although I think it could've been more dramatic and fitting of an upbeat movie trailer:

I really do hope you enjoy it, although I think it could've been more dramatic and fitting of an upbeat movie trailer. Oh well I guess I'm still a noob when it comes to video editing too eh?

Noobs will be noobs am I right?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Troop Idea - Gandhi on a Nuke

Oh jeez, you'll hate me for this. I was making jokes about Gandhi and nukes and what not (Civilization joke) because I'm immature.  While doing so I actually thought of a plausible idea for a new troop card for Clash Royale: The Gandhi Nuke!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Soul-Heart Magearna in Doubles is OP! + Fun Singles Anything Goes

Pokemon Showdown today was REALLY fun! Partly because I used this go big or go home Magearna doubles team. It definitely was more of a troll team than a competitive team really. Those that had good counters usually won but anyone who wasn't prepared got WRECKED

This Pokemon has such a useful ability if protected properly. For those who don't know, Magearna has "Soul-Heart" which, according to the Pokemon Database, "raises the bearer's Special Attack one stage when a teammate faints. The general strategy is to use protect on Magearna first turn and try and rack up some SpA buffs before spamming Dazzling Gleam. Once it works, you can't help but get all giddy.