Decided to play some pinball for old times sake. As some of you know i love The Getaway High Speed II as it’s one of my most played table on Pinball Arcade as Well as Pinball FX3. Yesterday (July 28th, 2020) I made another personal best on this table! Wasn’t even expecting it either! I managed to get Redline Mania which somehow gives extra balls while in that mode! I didn’t know that since it’s been a while since i got a chance to experience Redline Mania mode! Was pretty fun! Somehow i managed to get and extra ball in that mode so in total i had like 6 just in that session. Can i pull this off again? Now that i know more about the table i think i can rethink my strategy and get at least over 400 million.
The following is my thoughts and opinions on what i know about blockchain related websites and other decentralized websites. How i explain things may not make sense and/or may be wrong. Feel free to correct me in the comment section as I am willing to learn more.
It’s been a 1.5+ years since i learned of decentralization which is something i have been learning on my own through networking with many like minded people. It started when i was experimenting with dlive which is a streaming site on the LINO block chain. The idea was nice but how it was being handled didn’t really reel me in especially when a guy named justin sun stepped in and ruined the platform. I started looking for alternatives. That is when i learned of steemit which is a social network on the steem engine. While still not knowing what an engine really does I am always willing to learn new things. The idea behind steemit is nice! I found a way to connect this blog into the steem network so that whatever i post here is posted on steemit! I find that pretty neat! What else i found interesting is based on certain tags my post can show up on main pages of certain websites that are dedicated to certain topics but are on the steem network. For example there is a token called battle which at the time I started experimenting was on the steem network. The idea is to post on a chain that can be seen on the main network and subnetworks like the battle one.
In June of 2019 i learned of a new upcoming streaming platform that at the time was on the steem network. The name of the website is VIMM.
What i like about VIMM is it was on the steem network. It allowed me to post to my steemit without needing to do it manually. Something no other network could do. It allowed my channel to be dynamic so that every time i was live the bio was based on what the stream was all about. I wasn’t stuck with just a title. I was still restreaming at that time on mixer and twitch and boy was i in luck! The website provided me with a way to interact with chat on all 3 platforms even though vimm wasn’t on restream I can still connect my community. As for other connections there is a tool that allows me to relay vimm chat into discord. This is great since i had a way to do that for twitch and mixer already with the restream relay.
Things were going well until march of 2020 when there was word that Justin Sun took over the steemit platform where he wasn’t in direct control of steem but with his reputation it made a lot of people mad and wanting to pull away from him. At this time i am still learning about steem or at least how steem works and learned a group of people managed to clone steem and created HIVE. Hive in a way to help prevent people like Justin Sun to do unauthorized changes to the network. While this is well beyond my understanding I felt I was on the search again.
A little after the birth of HIVE spawned a website called PEAKD which technically is ran by the same people who ran STEEMPEAK. A few weeks after that the wordpress plugin i was using swapped to HIVE as well as VIMM. Pretty much all the steem apps that i was starting to use decided to move over to hive.
At this time I had to really figure out what to do. I was getting tired of twitch and how complicated it was getting to be recognized. Same with mixer who were all about the numbers and not about the community. Dlive was no better since while they seem to be all about community it’s really all about the lemon where personally to me it was the turks that ruined the website experience with all the begging and totally different mind set. That mainly leaves me with VIMM who knows what they are doing. They listen to their community. The idea behind vimm is to be about the community and not just the streamer.
So i found a streaming site and a social network but i need to work on more alternatives. What about video uploading sites? Youtube seems to become an issue when it comes to certain topics. I’m not one of those that always post controversial stuff but i have seen people who post legit videos and end up getting demonitized for no reason! I may not be in it for the money but i sure as hell not gonna use a service that takes you down for no reason. That is where i found a few alternatives that seem to work out.
Bitchute is a video sharing site that uses P2P technology to view videos. It also allows you to link your current youtube channel and any new video you upload there will be carried over to bitchute. i liked that idea at 1st since it was a way to have a backup of my videos. The only problem is there is a limit of how long the video has to be for it to migrate from youtube to bitchute automatically. You almost have to “upload twice” for videos that are more then an 5 hours long. I rarely had to upload videos that were that long unless it was a really story heavy game and i was too lazy to cut the video up. I rather upload unedited gameplay then cut up gameplay that leaves certain parts out. Bitchute is still being used by me and i tend to upload a few exclusive videos to bitchute as practice of getting away from mainstream media. With twitch being able to upload directly to youtube and then if not too long youtube to bitchute this was a system i can work with for now.
DTube is fairly new to me and not even sure how it even works. It’s said you can import your videos from youtube but what does that mean? Can i still upload to youtube and it clones the video like bitchute or is it just another way to embed the video with a different comment system. Interesting thing about this platform is it’s on STEEM and HIVE so while i am not primarily focusing on STEEM I can possible get rewarded in both currency’s even though I am not into it for the money. I hate i am even bringing this platform up but it exists and i hope to understand it better in the future. In the meantime i do have a channel just to secure it.
JoshWhoTV came to my attention when i saw a restreamer on dlive using it. It seems to be a youtube clone with both video uploading and livestreaming in one service. It even allows you to embed your video into a blog post. While it works very well in wordpress it sadly don’t show up on peakd or pretty much any blog related website on hive or steem. Until there is more compatiblity I may use this website more often.
I mention these 3 services since i actually used them at least once and do consider using them once I can disconnect with the main stream media. Youtube is too compatible with everything when it comes to wordpress and peakd. I am using bitchute as my backup since most of my latest videos less then 5 hours long are auto moving there. Sadly no embed code easily available for me to use so that is why i am sticking with youtube for now.
Lastly there are the twitter alternatives. With the topic of decentralization I actually have been working on this since April of 2017 when i found GAB. This twitter clone is meant to be ran by actual people and not by a company that is all in it for the money. While i like the idea I am not as engaged as I was and you can tell by seeing how often i post there. Twitter seems to be the best deal since a lot of websites support it but if you think about it peakd is a great alternative to twitter cause with vimm being easily integrated with peakd you can treat it as twitter. I still post to twitter when i go live or have a new video uploaded. I also still use it cause all my close friends and family members use it and they are not ready for these types of alternatives but i am keeping them in the know that they exist so if they ever want to change they know where to go. It will be some time till people start spreading out into other platforms.
ANorthernLord released a new map that is a 2:1 scale of the overworld map from Legend of Zelda! There are sadly no caves or dungeons but all the locations are there! I took a tour around the map showing off every detail that i can remember. Was very fun going around this map. Want to see for yourself? Download from this link https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/the-legend-of-zelda-map-4598954/
A day late on announcing but both ShuCraft 3.5 and ShuFactory 2 have been released and are on the Twitch app for you to download and play! Both modpacks are identical but one is just a regular world and the other one is just a sky world. I had no way of knowing how to make it so people can do either way with only one pack cause during testing to allow such a feature it was too buggy to implement. Either way both packs are out there for anyone to enjoy and play!
I plan on streaming ShuCraft 3.5 starting on monday and see how far i can go with the new pack and show off the mods i added to the pack. I am excited to show off the mods since they make minecraft feel like a totaly new game! Can’t make the live stream? Don’t worry cause it will be a VOD on all platforms and i plan to upload to youtube as well.
It’s been about two years since i worked on a modpack for Minecraft and decided to look into making the next generation of the ShuCraft modpack series. Introducing ShuCraft 3.5 and ShuFactory 2!
ShuCraft 3.5 is the well awaited update to ShuCraft 3 where it was originally created when 1.12.2 mods started coming out 2 years ago. A lot of modders have focused on 1.12.2 to the point almost all mods that have been used in the past packs are now converted. I felt no need to update a pack that is two years old and wanted to create an in between pack. ShuCraft 3.5 has all the mods where some were added and some were removed. Because of so many name changes of certain mods going into their 1.12.2 conversions I don’t have a proper list of changes but i do have a list of new mods that were added to the pack
Vanilla+ Tools – I found this mod when working on the Alpha for ShuCraft 4 which is for 1.15.2. i wanted to see if this was released for 1.12.2 and it ends out there was a release for that version so i added it to the pack. This mod allows people to have a shovel or a hammer that does a 3×3 breakage using vanilla tools. An example is i can make a super shovel with 9 wooden shovels. The best thing about this mod is you can repair the tools with an anvil so this is the perfect mod to use if you don’t plan to use the higher tier tools from tinkers right away.
Stone Chest – This mods is just a simple mod that allows the player to create a chest with cobblestone! Perfect for start of the game where you are getting a lot of cobble when strip mining
Large Ore Deposits – This mods is self explained by the name. I only set this to default since there was no need to worry about how often the large deposits showed up and what types there were. Larger ore deposits help later in the game and if you play the game right just note the coordinates and come back later to collect the lot.
Iron Furnaces – This mod acts just like Iron Chests with how you upgrade the block. What basically happens is the higher the tier the faster the smelting. Also the higher tiers have more slots for fuel and items you can smelt. This mod does not allow mixing.
ShuFactory 2 is the long overdue sequel to ShuFactory which was based on version 1.7.10. A lot has changed since then and i have tried to make this sooner but the mods to make a sky world to be compatible with all the mods I want to use haven’t been released in between versions. Now that 1.12.2 has been out for a bit and a lot of moding community is focused on that version and pack creators can finally make their next generation packs. This pack itself is no different then the original. The only main difference is in ShuFactory there is the Project E mod where in the new ShuFactory 2 Project E will not be part of the pack. Project E is a great mod to help store items in the tablet as another way of storage but i wanted to focus more on tech then magic. What if someone wanted to really make a factory in the sky. Yes there is a modpack already out there called “Sky Factory” but the only difference to my pack compared to that one is the types of mods used and no forced progression. You can progress any way you want at any speed you want while using my pack. I have given all the proper “tools” to do so. I have yet personally played this new pack and only been testing progression by looking at all recipes to make sure all mods can be used but i do plan to start a new series based on the new ShuFactory 2 modpack once released. I am excited to try out the newer mods in sky block form.
Both packs will be available soon on the twitch app aka the curse launcher. I will be providing links once the packs are approved. I am in the process of quickly testing all mods to make sure there are no progression issues. The aim is to release both packs starting on May 1st. I am unsure of how long it takes for new packs to be approved these days so look out for updates on my twitter if any thing changes on the release schedule.
As some of you may be like me who play games on and off this game is one of those games that can overwhelm you when there are major changes. Last time i actually played this game was two years ago when the Pathfinder update came out which introduced the land vehicles. Prior to that i started playing the game on the Foundation Update when they 1st introduced bases that were not wooden and looked more like a base! In the video below i will show you the major changes to the game that really hit me and i really hope it helps others understand what is going on.
Ashes of Outland is the latest expansion for Hearthstone and is the 1st to introduce a new class into the game! The Demon Hunter is the new class and it comes with some pretty powerful cards! While it would be fair to have new cards for the other classes there are some new mechanics added as well as new cards to help go against the demon hunter.
The Demon Hunter itself is a nice class. Your hero power is basically just giving you the ability to attack with +1 attack but it can help with the many weapon attack cards. One of the new mechanics which is part of the demon cards as well as some other classes are “dormant” cards that awake after two turns. The Demon Hunter dormant card does 10 damage split to all enemies upon awakeing. Another dormant card i saw which is for a mage it does at least 2 damage to all minions upon awaking. The paladan dormant card when it awakens summons two 1/1 murlocs. There seems to be a dormant card for all classes but i yet to look at them all to remember as i write this review.
Because this is so new a bunch of players are playing the demon hunter so the 1st night was practicaly only against other demons hunters in casual mode. I saw a few in ranked mode but i am not very high in rank to see how the better players play with the new cards. As for the cards in general it’s that time of year to rotate the cards out of standard. 3 sets of cards were taken out and i basically had to redo all my decks! I was able to keep most of the cards and only had to change 2 or 3 cards which is not that bad.
My overall thoughts of the expansion so far? Not that bad actually! Not been in card gaming long enough to have a major reaction but overall i can see this will be a fun new expansion to play in the long run. There are phases to this expansion and unsure of the timeline. What i do know is i think in phase 3 battlegrounds will finally go out of beta which is nice to hear. That mode is really fun and I really enjoy playing that mode when not in the mode to think strategy in normal play and just wanna see minions bash at each other.
So i wake up on this day in the year 1333AE where i suddenly get a mysterious letter which seem to be written by a cat?
It came with some tonics and I was told to drink one once i enter Lions Arch. I enter the area and drink. Nothing happened yet but i heard a cat from afar!? It didn’t sound like any ordinary cat. I go around town to find the source. I found it alright!
So it appears there is drama in the steem community that i am not fully aware of since i am not an early adapter. People hate this justin sun guy and i have no clue who he is other then he’s related to the bittorrent network. Without stirring the hive (you see what i did there) i just wanna point out that i don’t really care where my stuff is. I am not hiding anything to be scared of who will see my content. Either way this post is suppossively going to be posted on PeakD which a hive blockchain. I am still using this steempress plugin but i read it post to hive since our old steem keys work on hive somehow. Lets see how this posts. I wouldn’t mind posting to both steem and hive and hope this still posts on both but since this is my 1st post since the changes i have no clue where this will end up. I am going to check steempeak and peakd after i submit this to see where it goes.
March 10th is a unique day where if you look at it closly MAR is short for March and the day being the 10th without the TH put them together and you get Mario! Mario is a well known character in the gaming industry. Being such an icon he gets his very own day every year on March 10th. People say it’s his birthday which it’s not really known when mario’s actual birthday is. While he 1st debut on July 9, 1981 in the game Donkey Kong as Jump Man and then later made an appearance in September 13, 1985 when Super Mario Brothers came out for the NES people can argue those can be his birthday. It was Super Mario Brothers that made him so famous in the 1st place. Come to think of it his birthday could be June 23rd that’s if the cake you see at the beginning of the June 23, 1996 release of Super Mario 64 is to be a Birthday Cake. Either way it’s a fun way to celebrate.
In 2016 Nintendo started celebrating March 10th as Mario day basically in a way since not only Mario 64 would of been 20 years old at the time but it’s also celebrating the Mario Franchise in general. They even released a video on youtube that day as well even though sadly it shows uploaded March 9th 2016.
This however has been celebrated by fans longer then that. The true fans know that Mario is the true OG in the gaming world. If it weren’t for Super Mario Brothers we won’t be having the games we have now. Youtube would just be full of only cat videos. Pewdiepie would of never been “born”. Twitch would of stayed as JustinTV and be full of nothing but IRL, Music and Art shows. Let’s just truly be thankful for Mario and the gang!