The Game of Ropes – Heroes of Warcraft: #Hearthstone – Game Review

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As a player of several card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering, I am experienced enough to play something simple like Hearthstone. Right?

When I started playing this game I didn’t realize how in depth Hearthstone is. Compared to the other titles like Yu-Gi-Oh, every single turn counts and the possibilities seem endless.

All nine classes

Druid, Rogue, Hunter, Shaman, Warrior, Paladin, Mage, Priest  and Warlock. Each class has a completely different play style according  to their class ability and given class cards.

Some might say they feel like the characters in the game ‘World of Warcraft’, because you stack up a ton of armor with the warrior while you play combos and use different buffs for your weapon like a Rogue would in WoW.

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To explain all features would go beyond the scope, so let us focus on the two different types of gameplay: Arena and Constructed.

Constructed is fairly easily explained, you use your given class cards and the cards that you unlock. The longer you play, the better your deck gets and you might be able to climb ladder in ranked.

Arena Draft
Arena Draft

Arena is the other side of the medal and here is the point where it gets interesting. You choose 1 of 3 cards given at this moment till up to 30 out of 90 cards. Once your deck is drafted you get queued into other random decks. Your goal is it to get to 12 wins without losing more then 3 times, otherwise you get knocked out and your run with this deck ends.

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Knowing how to out value your opponent and playing around the cards that can lose you the game is where you can shine, the longer you play the better you get.

Arena is not easy so I recommend watching some guides or streamers before you lay your hands on arena for the first time cause it costs gold that you need to unlock adventures  or to buy new card packs.

Here 2 of my favourite arena “infinite” streamers

Retrogold
Twitch Streamer: Retrogold
Phleetwood
Twitch Streamer: Phleetwood

Going infinite means having an average score higher then 7 wins. When you get decent enough and you start to get more then 5 wins you will realize that you get more value out of playing arena then just buying straight up card packs. Being able to make the right calls and right plays will take a long time and the learning curve is huge! That is the point where the “rope” comes in. It is a mechanic that forces you to make a play because each turn lasts a maximum of 75 seconds. After a while playing you will see it appear more often, cause you think about your turns and solutions how to stay  in the game and don’t fall behind.

How often do you rope? Let us know in the comment section below. Don’t forget to share this review with your friends and family and found out what they think!

Trickylady Suffering aka the Beginning of a Career?

So, today I passed by at Trickylady’s stream. I met her the first time in a random stream by Heartstone player Telrad and she was kinda nice to me so I stayed a bit after the stream went offline and had a chat with her.

She modded me on her Stream full of Creeps and Trolls,  she was sure however, that those guys actually support her.

One Week later, I check her Stream again , and I am happy to see that she has like 50+ views out of nowhere. But why is that? The trolls became a huge Army, spamming mean comments, turning up the volume of her music on Moobot, requesting the most racist and annoying songs (what is a dumb idea to leave that to trolls), getting her kicked out of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive match due to too much damage done to her team mates and ruining a perfectly good Quiplash game.

I was like “Maybe I should start to time out people that hurt her…” Guess what you guys, the trolls said to her that “I banned her actual followers” so she removed my mod status, I am not really hurt about that to be honest.

Trickylady's chatThe guys in the Stream, full of cancer, were making her cry, and I am not sorry about it. Why? Because she chooses to go through this. Maybe, she needs it or even deserves it. I don’t know. Maybe, one day, she will get famous and all this suffering paid off. In my opinion she wastes her talents for a way to low cost.

Thanks for giving me the chance to write a blogpost about something I CARE about. Which is YOU, Trickylady!

Greetings, your “Friend” NiewolosLP

P.s. Have fun with those guys that love to see you cry.

10 Worst Troll Songs #twitch #troll

Twitch gets rather often overrun by trolls that absolutely love to request ear raping music in your moobot or nightbot. Ever wondered what the songs are called that they are playing and which ones are by far the worst songs to listen to? Here’s my top 10!

1. Tony Orr – Up the Fucking Ass

2. G.O.A.T. AND YOUR M.O.M. – Quack Like a Duck

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4. John Cena Jump scare – Martin Garrix – Animals

5. Sanic The Heghog

6. Skrollax – Getting Paid

7. Taylor Swift – Blank Space jumps over to sex noises

8. Swiggity Swag, song filled with inappropriate words

9. Ducktales Tune gone wrong

10. Titanic On a Flute

Number 3 is by far the best song! Which one is your favourite? Did I forget one? Let me know in the comment section bellow! Share this post with your friends and go troll some Twitch Streamers!

Twitch Creative Artist: Miss Stress! #Twitch #Creative #Art

missstressThis perky redhead has quite some skills in her sleeve. In 30 min she finishes you the most original and creative drawing you can think of. Not sure what you need? No, problem. Her creative juices are flowing all over the place, with just a few words you’ll get your piece of art made. The best is, rich or poor, you choose what to pay! A small donation is worth a lot to her, but believe me, once it’s finished, you’ll be thinking about donating your house to her! Who am I talking about, you ask. Twitch creative streamer: Miss Stress aka Shivikai on Deviant art.

leshiteMiss Stress is a 33 years old (March 31, 1982) Finnish Twitch streamer. She’s very interactive with her chat, whether you’re a troll or not you’ll get your answers to the questions you ask. She once finished a drawing of worlds prettiest looking piece of sh*t. Just in spite of a tiny troll raid asking her to. She uses Artweaver plus to draw on her computer combined with a drawing tablet.

Not convinced? Check out her Twitch channel & Deviant Art.

Watch live video from MissStress on www.twitch.tv

My top 5 favourite drawings by Miss Stress

little zombie sebastian
Little Zombie Sebastian

 

little vampire marlena
Little Vampire Marlena

 

little bunny with a taco on its back
Little Bunny with a Taco on its Back

 

Demonic Ghoul
Demonic Ghoul

 

cole and bunny
Cole and Bunny

 

Already asked Miss Stress for an artwork? Do you like her style? Let me know in the comment section bellow. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family maybe they’re looking for a great artist or love to get inspired.

Record Amount Twitch viewers – BobRoss

twitch logoTwitch has done it again! There’s currently over 9000 viewers, a rough 50 000 – 60 000 people watching a marathon of ‘The Joy of Painting’ with Bob Ross on Twitch.

Twitch gave the official launch of their creative section a big success! The series got launched on the 29th of October, which is also the birthday of Bob Ross. You can enjoy 9 days of oil painting on his channel. Twitch ads; “If you create along with Bob Ross, tweet out your creation to @twitchcreates!”.

Watch live video from BobRoss on www.twitch.t

kapparossAlong with the newly opened channel and the streaming of ‘The Joy of Painting’ there is a new Twitch emoticon made available. Kappa with an afro!

adobe logoTwitch works together with Adobe for their creative section. Adobe might ring a bell when I mention Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and many other programs. They are currently the leading brand of computer software for artists. You can buy their software or download the free trial on their official website. It’s a must have for Photographers, illustrators and graphic designers!

Bob RossBob Ross was born on October 29, 1942 in Dayton Beach, Florida but he was raised in Orlando. He was a painter and television host on PBS in the United Sates. His series The Joy of Painting also aired in Canada, Mexico and quite some countries in Europe. Mountains and snow recur a lot in his paintings since he worked in Alaska as the first sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Clinic at Eielson Air Force Base and as a part-time bartender.

After leaving his job at the Air Force and starting the series  ‘The Joy of Painting’ he also sold several art related materials  such as art supplies, videos and how-to books which got him his earning, since his paintings were donated to the PBS stations.

His wet-on-wet oil painting technique wasn’t quite popular before the series. He is most known for his landscape paintings, creating trees, mountains, trees, water and clouds in a matter of seconds.

Ross had been diagnosed with lymphoma which pushed him to retire his job as a public broadcasting host on May 17, 1994. On the 4th of July, 1995 he died at the age of 52.

Will you be streaming or having a look around in the Twitch – Creative section soon? Let me know in the comment section bellow! Don’t forget so share this with your friends and family for that great feeling of nostalgia.


 cover picture by Twitch.tv/sohlol