Archive for October, 2014

To have one’s own house…

Posted: October 28, 2014 in Update Board

Ohayo Minna, how’s everyone enjoying their sembreak? I haven’t been posting articles online ever since the previous week due to a hectic schedule with my cosplayer friends. We did a halloween gig at Xoxo Armcandy which was a cafe and my girlfriend is sick so I gotta take care of her.

Btw. The recent talk with the ICT gave me a good idea of blogging and how it can be used as an advocacy and a monetization tool. I am considering to avail their services. But I need capital in order to invest in the endeavor.

Here is the list to breakdown everything altogether:

Domain = $14.95
Hosting = $ 9.95/
Those are paid once a year

Development Costs
-Designing/Layout/CMS
-Configuration of Host Server (24 HRS)
-Basic SEO

Maintainance Costs
-Security
-Upgrades

Training Costs/Support

This covers 15,000 pesos, so raising the money is not exactly a piece of cake unless this is like Sims. Downpayments will costs 1,500 monthly and I aim to reach that within the first month.

This is to say that we will be having our own home, instead of squatting around on a free one. Think of it as having our own house with a game room. I am soliciting help from you guys the likers and supporters of this advocacy, this is not for my gain but everyones. Thank you 🙂

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Updates

Posted: October 11, 2014 in Update Board

I got good news everyone, to the readers of this blog who continue their support, thank you. This post details the recent happpenings that will also affect how Zamboangamer’s frequency in blogging.

I have recently went to a local buisness convention called ZAMPEX which was a four day event. It featured handicrafts, local food and Zamboanga’s finest. My original goal was to pass my resume and job application to KCC which is an upcoming mall being built here in the city. Unexpectedly I met a person in the local IT business that deals with all things techie.

The first thing I did was spot the words Website Development on a big advertisement banner,I approached a person sitting near that banner got to know the person who heads ICT Zamboanga, and she offered website design, guidance and even the idea to get kickstarted and backed up by big fish.

Those old ideas are finally being brought out of the box again and I am so happy 🙂 Soon we might be transferring the site but I don’t want to charter that course just yet. I tried it before only to fail at it for not being technical enough. Stay tuned for more updates on this matter. Negotiations for a new home owned by us will be available soon.

Lastly I apologize for the recent delays with my article posts.Aside from the upcoming workshop. I have decided to get a job. This past week has been faster than expected, I aced the written exam, aced the initial interview and wll hopefully pass the final interview today. If all goes well then I will be leaving for General Santos to receive the needed training for 6 months. In that time I will bring my laptop and further update this blog especially on the MobA series 🙂

Again thanks guys, and Keep on gamin 🙂

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Many games are won by good communication as a big factor. Would you rather hear a complimenting thumb-up for destroying that tower or an insulting dagger at your back for kill-stealing?

The secret of winning through chat within in the game is simple if you can be mature enough to understand the importance of teamwork. I have seen too many players abuse the chatbox only to be frustrated and lose the game, lose their friends and lose everything.

So if you want a chance at winning then read on.

1. The Beginning

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Once you are logged in to the game the first things you will certainly do is pick those skills, buy some items and head on into the lane. This is the best time to communicate your strategy, who you will be with, how will you support one another and if possible put in a good word. typing in “lets have a good game” or some other inspiring sentence will do wonders to lift the team spirit. You want to be positive at the start even if the outcome is uncertain. Who knows…the other team may have intimidating heroes but lesser-skilled players with lag spikes 🙂

2. The Early Laning Phase

This phase will determine the rest of the gameplay, so chats are very important in this point. Cooldowns are some of the things you need to take note so let’s say you have gotten your SS and you have just recently casted it. It helps to chat your teammates with example: “SS CD 60 secs”. This means that your ultimate skill has a cooldown of 60 seconds which will give you and your teammates time to delay or plan out your attack or defense accordingly. Typing in OOM or low mana will signal to your team that you might not have enough to cast a skill. Another trick is to type in how many times you can cast a certain skill or if you got 1 more card up your sleeve before making a run home or going for a quick regen via potion.

When you do get back to the fountain to pick up items or regenerate your health, at least say “brb”, if things are a bit heated because your health is low and the enemy is bringing in a huge creep wave then type in “hold,i reg n tp” this will mean that you are telling your ally to hold the tower while you go back to base and then teleport back to your ally for added backup.

In this phase, you communicate or you die…alot. Knowing the difference will enhance your survival rates and carry you through for the mid and late game.

3. Apologize

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Sometimes mistakes and setbacks can drag the whole team down. Be humble enough to apologize and say that you will help the team recover at the next opportunity. Selfish and arrogant players are soon to be reported or banned from playing the entire game, so watch your behavior and do your par

4. Map Awareness

Using the mis or signaling enemies if they went off the map is a sign of respect and concern to your allies. The last thing you want to hear is “wtf why no warn O_O” from your allies. Pings are handy too, the secret to pinging is to do it not once but three times. Three times will indicate attention and the intensity of the situation. If there was a morse code you can learn from, it’s this:

3 Pings on darkened map location – Missing hero/heroes, Danger.

2 Pings on ally side – Go here, Set up Ambush, Need Aid.

1 Ping behind ally hero – Fall back, Be careful.

Other pings may indicate otherwise, this is what I use in game, Now that the secret is out, I may as well share it. Other games have the ping wheel where player commands are summarized into nifty ping-and-tell signals. This is handy in a pinch, so use them wisely.

5. AFK-ing

When your loved ones are asleep or your girlfriend has given permission to play, everything feels so right. The timing couldn’t be better…until you really need to go AFK (Away from Keyboard), maybe you nature calls you really badly or you want to fix a snack while the game is gonig on. At least type in AFK for a bit cuz I (state your reason). Mature players will understand this as long as you get back in the game and speed level. Never type in AFK and be away from the keyboard permanently.

6.The Mid Game Phase

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The mid games is the juicy part. Towers will usually be taken down by the mid game, but it also helps to keep up the communications instead of staying quiet. Map awareness (No.4) is put to good use here. Setting up clashes, ambushes, wards, rune taking or jungling will come into consideration too so be mindful of the chat box. As you go further into enemy territory knowing when to advance or retreat is necessary.

7.That Boss

Whether its Kongor, Baron Nashor or Roshan, this requires good teamwork to take them down, it could also mean sacrificing the defense of the lanes for extra gold. Take caution and consider if the enmey might be in the same spot. Whenever someone types in that boss name, you can choose to agree to go with or to give the enemy a distraction by pushing the lane. Responding politely with tactics in mind will help your team get the cheese and whatever item that is XD.

8.The Late Game Phase

If you are on the winning side of the game then call it in to finally end the game. A coordinated strike with your teammates win you the game but remember to be level-headed. Games can sometimes turn the tables and it’ll be you on the losing end. Always encourage your teammates to end the game fast. This is to prevent the enemy from taking a foothold in establishing the right counters for your team, it also means that you will be able to play more games.

On the losing end however means that team morale is low. Encourage a quick defense, rally your team to turn the tide against the enemy and to your favor. Those near loss games really make it memorable. When it really comes down, a last stand will gain you the respect of your enemies, but sometimes its better to stick with the fountain until the game ends. And if you have done the best you could following this guide, then you might even gain some friends.

9. Dealing with the Enemy

Taunts hardly work in the game, unless you are a master of psychological warfare then you could use this to demotivate your enemy but game ethics would define this as verbal harassment. The best thing you can do is be honorable in treating your opponents. To be silent throughout the game limits enemy harrassment of you, and if your teammate is being picked on, tell your teammate to save that anger and vengeance and deal it to the enemy by killing the hero, this will shut your opponent up.

The best value when playing the game is summarized in a quote “Humble in victory and gracious in defeat.”

When you lose the game, its normal to be frustrated and angry, to blame your teammate is what you would do, but a Pro knows better than that. Never ever blame your teammates, you are part of the team and if you could not carry your team to victory then the falut also lies with you.

10. Substitute Trashtalking

Probably the best action to not be reported for verbal harrassment is to simply substitute words on chat, instead of the word “shit” why not use “biscuit” or “crap”? It sounds corny at first but as you allow yourself to say it, frustration will lessen. All too often to games are lost due to the excessive spamming of vulgar words. Mature players know that “cursing” is okay as long as it is in its proper place. With a majority of MoBA players being of younge age, you can even “correct” them that it’s not right to type in bad words.

More on trashtalking later. But with these 10 steps, it’ll really help improve your game.

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