If you play Game Of War Fire Age, you may be like me, wondering why the heck I've spent so much of my free time on a game staring at the screen, and actually accomplishing nothing.
I have the best time playing on my turtle account or trap account enticing power players to solo attack my stronghold city. A 10 billion power player has attacked my 150 million power account and he has lost over 1 million t4 troops attacking my stronghold, while my ghetto troops end up in the hospital, but not dead.
In a 6 kingdom kvk kill event, my little trap account was the fifth deadliest account in the competition. Only one account in my kingdom scored more points than me.
So what's the secret?
760k hospital beds
3 million t3 regular mix troops.
1 million t1 regular mix troops.
full t3 walls mix.
decent gear and decent gems. I call this my ghetto gear. Try to get your troop defense to +500% or more and your troop health to +500% or more.
Make sure to have at least 100 million of each rss inside your SH before the battle begins as this is what you will use to heal your troops in the hospitals.
I only take solo attacks and shield when I get rallied. Depending on how the attacker is geared for attack, I will lose the battle because he will hospitalize more troops of mine compared to the number of troops I kill of his - but I win the points and give up less points to the attacker.
After each solo attack, pop an 8 hour shield. This should be standard operating procedure. This gives me time to heal all the troops in my hospitals, fill up my traps with bricks (any good traps you lose, just patch up with bricks for now), and then I scout my next target and drop shield.
I don't attack the target. Instead I get the target to attack me. This way his troops die and mine go to the hospital.
If he is weak and can only put your t1 in the hospital, that is good for you since the T1 troops instant heal as long as you have the rss ready for them to heal.
If the attacker is strong, he may end up putting your t3 troops in the hospital and your T1 troops will die if not enough room in the hospitals.
The goal when being attacked is to make sure your hero and all troops are home to defend. They can only send max 375k t4 but you will attack with as many as are in your stronghold.
If the attacker is using full cores in his equipment (look at his hero and if the gear has flames on the bottom part of each gear he is wearing - that is trouble as that means he has put on cores which does huge damage when he attacks)
I suggest that you pick and choose smaller opponents at first until you can figure out how big of a hit your set up can withstand.
For example, with my set up, I am able to take a full cores solo attack and troops end up in hospital and none die, whereas the attacker loses a lot of troops.
I've been hit before by a 26 billion power player with full cores and on his first hit he filled my 760k beds, and I didn't shield in time for the second incoming hit, so I had a lot of troops die since the hospital beds were filled. I made a grave error by looking at the hospitals to see the damage, when what I should have done was put up a shield after that hit, then take my time to look at the damage done and the battle reports.
Noteshelf is the app I use on my ipad when I want to actually use a stylus and have the urge to go back to old school manually writing on a dayrunner / day planner format page.
Sometimes hand writing just works best. There is a connection, a freedom, to be able to write, draw, mind map, free hand, sketch out ideas, doodle, by simply putting stylus to screen (digital version of pen to paper).
Noteshelf is cool. There are many different types of papers you can use. One that looks like the old school day planner I used to use called Day Runner. There are shopping list paper, checklist paper, meeting paper, legal pad paper, and just about any type of digital paper you could want.
The interface that blends new school technology to old school hand writing on paper is the best one I've ever used. I zoom in on a section and write in big letters towards the bottom of the notepad, and it auto puts my writing in the proper size where I intend it to be.
To share a paper or a book, it exports it as a pdf file and can be emailed out or put into evernote.
The writing action is smooth and becomes like old school second nature, in a new technology.
No more bunch of loose notebook papers.
Noteshelf. imagine a shelf and you can create books to put on your noteshelf. In each book are your notes.
You can set it up in whatever fashion suits you best.
Create a notebook for work, for a project, for your hobbies, for your family vacation, for your business.
The most important thing about doing all this remembering to BACK UP on a regular basis. Once you delete the app, everything is gone. So it is imperative to use the back up function on the app. It connects your ipad to your computer and allows you to back up and to restore.
When it comes to time management, using an old school dayrunner / day planner gives me some sort of connection and makes me feel as if I'm in control.
However there are more efficient ways for time management, keeping scheduled appointments, etc.
Noteshelf app in the App Store. Give it a try. It may be a game changer for you.
What if someone stepped in something nasty in their yard or in the parking lot? Then that someone goes into the theatre, puts their feet up on the headrest in front of them, spreading the nastiness. Then you come in for the next show, and you happen to lay your head back in the headrest that's been in contact with the nastiness.
Are the people that put their feet up on the seats right next to someone's head in the row in front of them really okay if I sit behind them and put my stinky feet right next to their head?
The challenge if you wish to accept to see if your phone is a beast. To upgrade or not to upgrade.
1. Call a friend and keep that friend on speaker phone.
2. Have that friend email a video file to you as an attachment to the email.
3. Play the video file while you are still on the phone chatting with your friend.
4. Pause the video, make a screen shot. Message the screen shot to your friend via MMS. Then send the same screen shot to your friend via the email address he used to email you the video file.
5. If you can talk on the phone at the same time,get an email open the attachment, play the video attachment, while still holding a conversation with your friend. Send a screen shot of said video at same time via mms and then email the screen shot all while still chatting on the phone. Your phone is a beast. No need to upgrade it unless you just want new for the sake of getting something new. Just sayin.
Fyi. I was able to do all of the above using an android phone with quad core. LG OPTIMUS G
I was configuring Apache spam assassin and ran some tests on what setting works best for me.
1.6 is the magic number.
Some say may think this may be too aggressive of a setting. Try it. You will find that legit emails get through and the majority of spam won't get through. The only junk mail that gets through will be the ones where the entire email message is an image that is sent from a domain not on the black lists yet.
1.5 setting is too aggressive though, and a legit email from gmail won't even make it through the filter.
So what's the best way to hold your mobile device? Do your hands get tired or your neck and shoulders feel the strain of your head always looking down? Think of the effort your body exerts holding up that head bent forward looking down while your hands and arms are holding that mobile device.
Surely ergonomics and poor posture for hours at a time daily are revealing weakness and taking a toll. It doesn't do your body good.
What are you doing different to balance your head, neck, hands and arms from feeling the strain?
My dog Roxy was lethargic and lost weight. Her breathing at her chest was not normal and was fast and seemed labored.
Half black lab, left ear flopped down and the other ear standing up, tail wagging, sitting pretty for a snack, laying her head in my lap for the softest of pets on her hear, was her favorite.
Saying to her, "Who's my pretty Roxy girl?" would always get her to pep up and get her exited. Grab her leash for a walk and she would start running in circles waiting anxiously for the leash to be snapped on so we could go.
When she became lethargic, we took her to the vet. Check up, X-rays, and blood work results revealed that she was super sick. Everything on the blood work was off the charts. Liver failing, and other internal organs failing. She was sick and wouldn't show us.
The vet said there was nothing we could do to bring her back to health and that we could hospitalize her for further testing and leave her there for care, but there was a 50/50 chance she wouldn't make it through the night.
We were devastated. My wife and girls and I cried.
I did not want Roxy's last night to be alone, so we took her home and spent every moment through the night with her.
The next day, Roxy was not better, but not worse. At least that's what I wanted to believe.
She ate and drank sparingly and for the most part stayed laying down with the occasional get up and move to lay in another favorite spot.
I told myself she would get better. Then I researched her condition and read of others who went through the same thing.
Roxy would not reveal to me how sick she was. I was hoping for a sign. I wished she could talk to me and let me know the right thing to do.
My wife bought her a squeaky toy, lamb chop stuffed toy, and Roxy knew it was hers. For an hour she squeaked the toy as she lay there. She was happy.
I fed her the best soft meal until she didn't want anymore.
I went outside with her and she there up clear liquid and some of the food I had fed her.
She stood there in the sun. Taking it all in. She looked at me but in a different way. She drooled, and that wasn't normal, and her eyes were half way rolled up, and that wasn't normal.
I brought her inside and for the next few hours I struggled with what was the right thing to do for my Roxy girl.
The vet said she was not going to recover, yet Roxy was doing everything she could to be awesome. The vet said she was surprised how Roxy was still hanging on and her strong good natured demeanor was amazing.
To make a long story short. We, as a family, said goodbye to our Roxy girl and made the hard choice.
We made her last night and her last day awesome. We celebrated her life, made her comfy, spoiled her, and we were all there with her when she went to sleep peacefully.
We cried. We laughed. We cried some more. My wife and I buried her that day with our other pets at the family ranch.
To love a pet so much, a family member really, and to make the choice to make sure she doesn't suffer and to say that last good bye and give that last hug, and that last kiss, and to make sure she knows she is loved..... all I can say is, when it's your time to do this for your pet, my family and I are sending good vibes your way.