The Mighty Lava Hound in Clash Royale

He’s big and slow, but he flies and breathes fire. If for no other reason that that, I love the Lava Hound in Clash Royale.

The Lava Hound is unlocked from the P. E. K. K. A’s Playhouse ( Market 4).

It is a building-targeting, short-ranged, soaring troop with very high hit points and low damage. Upon death, it bursts into 6 spread out Lava Pups, which have no preferred target and deal the same damage as the Lava Hound but have much lower hit points.

It only attacks buildings, has high hitpoints and splits into smaller devices, similar to the Golem. The only exclusion is that the Lava Pups assault anything while the Golemites only assault buildings.

The Lava Hound appears to be a flying, burning rock beast with an underbite, short wings, small rocky dog ears, and small limbs. A Lava Hound cards costs 7 Elixir to deploy.

The Lava Hound is a good air tank with high hitpoints, so it is most beneficial used as a shield for air troops with higher damage like Minions, Mega Minion and the Inferno Dragon. It’s ineffective to use the Lava Hound as a shield for ground troops, as the challenger can ignore the Lava Hound and counter the ground troops.

Sending the Lava Hound alone is futile unless your opponent completely ignores it.

The Lava Pups cannot deal very much damage without a tank, so a Knight or Miner or Hog Rider could tank them long enough to take a Crown Tower. The hound tanks for the Knight, Miner, or Hog Rider then they return prefer by tanking for its pups.

If timed correctly, a Zap can hit and stun all its pups. You need to zap the hound just as it dies. Arrows are a much better alternate as they have less room for error and kills all the pups.

Pairing the Lava Hound with Lightning is a good option since it will cripple an Inferno Tower and take out high-damage but low-hitpoint defensive units such as Wizards, Musketeers, and Mega Minions.

Tornado with Executioner is very effective in destroying the Lava Hound and its support troops. The Tornado brings all the troops to the same spot so the Executioner can hit all of them at once.

The LavaLoon is a popular strategy where the Lava Hound tanks for a Balloon while it wreaks havoc on towers.

However , this strategy is very easily countered if the troops have no support, as the Balloon can be damaged before the Lava Hound. For example, the Minion Horde can simply destroy the Balloon before it deals damage to the tower and proceed to destroy the Lava Hound.

It can also be easily defeated by the Wizard. Place the Wizard correctly so that he targets the Balloon. When the Balloon dies, support the Wizard with other troops to finish off the Lava Hound and its pups.

Like the Golem, the Lava Hound does little damage on its own, less than that of the Golem. Offensively, support it with high-damaging devices that can use the Lava Hound as a meat shield.

The Inferno Tower is an excellent counter to the Lava Hound, as it deals high damage to the Lava Hound while it doesn’t take much damage from the Hound in return. Back the tower up with a Musketeer or use Arrows to finish off the Lava Pups.

Despite this, the Lava Hound may not be powerless. Send Minions to distract/ ruin the Inferno Tower and the Musketeer. This will allow the Lava Hound to continue its job!

Zap may also help with working with the Inferno Tower since its stun effect will make it retarget the Minions, as well as resetting its damage. However , the Inferno Tower will not stop a Lava Hound + Balloon drive by itself if the challenger uses Zap or Snow Spirit.

If the Lava Hound is combined with another tank, the targeted Crown Tower will likely target the other tank after killing the Lava Hound. If this happens, have an area damage spell ready, as the Lava Pups will spawn and deal incredible damage .

A Lava Hound is often more useful than a Golem. The Lava Hound costs less Elixir and cannot be targeted by high-damage troops like the P. E. K. K. A. or Prince while the Lava Pups have higher damage than the Golemites. The Lava Hound also has an one second deploy time as opposed to the Golem’s three second deploy time.

However , one downside in using the Lava Hound is its difficulty to obtain and upgrade because the Lava Hound is a Legendary card. Also, it cannot be targeted by troops that cannot target air – such as Barbarians, which means it cannot distract them.


Playing with Puzzle Maps on Minecraft

I have been downloading more maps lately for Minecraft. Even though I’m spending most of my time playing Minecraft PE on my iPad, I still like to download lots of maps on my desktop version and check them out.

Puzzle Maps are currently my favorite, or at least among my favorite. They are some of the best Minecraft maps available to download and play.

Building Minecraft puzzle maps could be a wonderful activity, since you build your presets for unique framework layers and distribution. However , it could be more pleasurable to use currently made maps even, since some other person did all the ongoing do the job.

By getting a Minecraft puzzle map you can obtain usage of existing structures and customizations. Using this method, in case you are not the very best Minecraft player even, you can benefit from the work of learn Minecraft graphic designers and builders still.

As an illustration, if you spent several weeks establishing upon a higher mountain range an excellent castle, in the end that building you’ll really wish to talk about it with various other players and invite them to explore your castle or also are in it. If this is actually the full case, then you can certainly just talk about that map on Minecraft community forums or upload it to a map posting site.

There aren’t only many Minecraft-loving gamers who like sharing and building, but whole teams of Minecraft maps designers and builders also. They spend hundreds of hours in map creation activities collectively.

The wonder of custom map downloading is that you will get the formula for the property of a map when anyone shares a seed with you. You shall obtain the same caves, rivers, ravines, and villages they have. The DNA is shared by them of the map when sharing a Superflat preset with you.

Puzzle/Adventure Maps

Adventure or Puzzle maps are improved due to the Adventure Mode. If these maps were created by using in-game equipment they are such as a game-within-a-game. Experience or puzzle maps consist of obstacles that reach beyond the typical complications encountered in the standard Survival Mode and include puzzles for the participant to resolve that are more advanced than Survival Maps.

They often include a sophisticated back story also. If you are searching for a real problem, this is the ideal map type for you personally. To be able to create the illusion of advancement in the complete story, puzzle or adventure maps usually depend on redstone, command blocks, and various other in-game automations

Below are a few types of exciting puzzle maps:

Master’s Hospital Minecraft Puzzle Map

This map features custom mobs, a large number of completely unique puzzles, and a “hospital” filled with masters that are employing you as their guinea pig test subject. The map carries a clock that handles your fate also. The antagonists are continuously mocking plus they are prepared to laugh at your every misfortune. This Minecraft puzzle map is certainly made for multiple players.

Hoe-Craft Minecraft Puzzle Map

This map features just one single mission: to raise to a fresh level the humble gemstone hoe. The gemstone hoe is at the forefront of all ordinary things in this map, as nothing could possibly be achieved without it.

Clueless Minecraft Puzzle Map

This Minecraft puzzle map differs from various maps because there are no indicators. This leaves totally for you how you escape the accepted place what your location is stuck in.

Destiny Minecraft / Experience Puzzle Map

The Destiny Minecraft adventure / puzzle map is among the most enjoyable maps you can play. Destiny is certainly a map which will push you to function for a feeling of coherency. In this full era, this is often a good thing. To be able to play upon this map you are necessary a good feeling of stamina and all of your Minecraft puzzle solving abilities.

Sherlock Holmes Minecraft Experience / Puzzle Map

For the fans of the Sherlock Holmes character, a doze is added by this Minecraft puzzle map of Victorian taste. Also if don’t read the clues and you merely wander around, it will be worth indulging in nearly any experience or solving any off the puzzles. The download of the Sherlock Holmes Minecraft puzzle map could be fully justified just by the rendering of Victorian London by itself.

Chambers of JigSteve Minecraft Puzzle Map

This Minecraft puzzle map is founded on the movie “Saw”. There can be an oxygen of menace to it, even if it’s manufactured from snow mostly. At times you will discover yourself disoriented upon this map you, and you will be still left with the terrifying feeling that something poor is going to happen.

King Spoon’s Tomb Minecraft Experience / Puzzle Map

This Minecraft puzzle / adventure map brings you within an Egyptian tomb setting. For the neophyte traveler, King Spoon’s Tomb can be brimming with hazards. This is not a simple map to explore, moving away from its way to harm you in imaginative methods.

A Triumph of Minecraft PE Seeds

Today’s triumph, while a small one, was finding a really amazing Minecraft seed for Minecraft Pocket Edition. I have been playing Minecraft almost exclusively on my iPad now that it has added so many more of the features from the desktop version.

The featured screenshot is of a coastal village that you’ll find near the initial spawning point for the following Minecraft PE Seed:


Remember, this seed is only for the Pocket Edition of Minecraft (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.) and not the full desktop version.

Here’s a close-up of the buildings that you’ll find in the village.


There is also a nearby cave and somewhere deep down inside it you can easily find 6 blocks of Diamonds to get you going with a Diamond sword, pick axe, shovel, or anything else you’d like to craft.

Happy Minecrafting, everyone. Today’s find was definitely a triumph for me!




Learning New Skills with Code Academy

I’ve been using Code Academy for a while now and figured maybe I should post about it. I’ve been taking several of the courses to learn to programming languages and skills. I sometimes use it to brush up on things I haven’t done in a while.

The courses are divided into a few main categories, such as Web Development, Languages, Tools, APIs, and Data Analytics. I spend most of my time in the Languages section where you can learn HTML, Javascript, Python, Ruby, SQL and PHP. It would be nice if they would add support for mobile development languages and tools, but it’s still a really good selection.

This is a kind-of cheesy video about how one guy used Code Academy to transform his career. Like I said, kind of cheesy but still pretty good example of why programming skills are so important.

Planking for Fun

I don’t usually post about fitness and other exercise topics because, well, I hate exercise. For me the act of exercise is usually getting up out of my chair and grabbing another Mountain Dew.

But lately I’ve been trying out planking. I think I love it because it’s so simple in concept but so very, very hard to do for a long time. I’m pushing myself to see how long I can maintain a decent plank posture.

So far I am only at 3 minutes. But I’m aiming for 5 minutes and then maybe 10 if I get really good.

These guys totally have it down. Daily Scrum updates where you have to be in plank position the whole time. Lol.


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A Few WinRAR Tips

WinRAR is among the most popular compressing software packages out there. It is used to reduce the size of files allowing you to send big file over e-mail or file sharing service that is popular. WinRAR is similar to WinZip but with added functionality. In this place I’m putting my hands down on expertise which can help you to understand the best way to use WinRAR in a way that is productive.

I’ve written about WinRAR before and I love this tool!

Get More Compression

Need to squeeze even more compression than standard out of WinRAR? To compress your files and folders follow below steps:

  • Right click in your file and choose “Add to archive…” from context menu. A dialog box will appear.
  • In General tab and in “Compression Approach” dropdown menu, select “Greatest”.
  • Click on Advanced tab then click on “Compression” button. Innovative Compression Parameters dialog box will appear.
  • In Prediction Sequence sort 63 and in and In Text Compression section select Force Memory to use sort 128. Click Ok.

Using this approach will get you almost 10% more compression for your archive files.

Empower Explorer-like View

Single pane view is the default view, using you will need to keep shifting folders one by one to reach your file. But there’s a simple method. On the winrar interface, goto Options “>> Folder Tree >> Show Disc Folder”. This will give you an explorer-like window and choosing the file is not difficult now.

Empower Detail View

We should see the details from time to time although by default, you’ll get to see list. Goto Options “>> File List >> Details”

Preview the Time and the Compression It Is Going To Choose

This an extremely unique characteristic of Winrar. In case you’ve got a folder construction that is huge to zip, how do you understand much Winrar will take it to compress and how much it can be compressed. Winrar has an in-built functionality which can enable you to locate that.

  • Choose one or multiple file which you need to compress on the winrar look for an “Info” Tab.
  • That Clicks and you’ll get another window with 4 tabs.
  • The first tab features an “Estimate Button”. The tool will let you know how long will it take to compress and how much your information can be compressed in percent.

This is incredibly useful as it’ll save lots of time of yours instead of waiting it to end and sitting.

Split Files into Smaller Bits

What would you do if the compaction measurement lets you know that more than 90% Can’t be compressed and size is too large either to meet on cd or email. Winrar acts more than a compression tool. Here is the way you can use it to divide.

  • Select a file or folder you need to divide.
  • Right files to archive files”
  • a tab opens you should locate “Divide to file, bytes” drop down menu that’s present at the lower part.
  • Either you can input tha value in bytes or choose a predefined format like, 1.44 Mb floppy, CD Rom, DVD or even auto discover. The auto detect feature can assess split files and the destination space according to that.
  • Archive it. You’ll see a list of files created which are according to your demand.

Make a Self Extracting Archive File

The worst or its a general issue that if I send you a winrar you mightn’t have the exact same applications have any compression program.

What can you do? Easy, You can create a self extracting archive file that’ll behave like the softwares which get installed in one measure.

  • Click on Existing file make and you need to compress the usual archive file.
  • Now choose the archive file you just made, “Go to Tools “>> Convert archive to SFX”
    While you can simply request it to make an SFX One more way is.


Is Thiel Serious?

I don’t usually post about politics, but how can Peter Thiel be for real?

According to the New York Times, he is going to donate $1.25 million in support of Donald Trump.

Giving this much money to Donald Trump at this point is just stupid. Although it’s a drop in the bucket for a mega-wealthy guy like Peter Thiel (he’s worth $2.7 Billion), it’s crazy.

That money could be a lot better spent. You know, on me.

WinRAR and StrongPity

New threat out there peeps. This one is called StrongPity and it targets legitimate installations of WinRAR and TrueCrypt. It seems to be happening mostly in Europe, targeting Italy and Belgium in particular.

The links are on slightly misspelled websites designed to look legit.

StrongPity can totally take over your computer and steal data. Stay safe and watch what you’re downloading!

Oh and WinRAR is awesome. I use it all the time to compress files I rarely use. Hate seeing it targeted like this.

You can download WinRAR here, btw.

How To Beat Red Dragon Island On Poptropica

Red Dragon Island

All people need to travel everywhere on the planet. So it will be great if we have our own time machine, you will go for numerous spots anytime you would like, and less fare…sounds wonderful. Here at the Red Dragon Island, certainly you may have it encounter by means of the magic tree house, appreciate every part of it and to travel now to Japan. Here is the complete
Red Dragon Island Walkthrough

First Things First:

When you arrive on the island, run till you see a tire swing after the mansion.

Wherein the tire swing says, click it Enter. A white magic sparkle will fly passing the roof Jack and Annie will run to the tree house.

You’ll will cut the rope, and go to the tree. Subsequently bring along the tire together with one to the left. Keep pushing on the tire on the left till you locate the eyeglass of Jack to the earth that is close to the tree.

Pick up the eyeglasses, subsequently using the tire, hop on it to scale on the hanging ladder.

When you go into the tree house, you will meet with Jack and Annie. Get the eyeglasses in your backpack and present it.

Walk to the left and grab the big blue book which will be the Frog Creek Pennsylvania. Home Town USA novel.

Next, you’ll ask Annie how the tree house works and talk with her, she’ll tell you first to get the book that is pink on her right which is the A Journey to old Japan. Pick up the novel and use it and say the magic words “I wish we could go there”. Your wish will probably be granted. Hold tight for you’ll travel to historical Japan.

Journey to Edo Japan

The Magic tree house works just like a traveling machine. It’s going to go rapidly into the air and be amazed! You’re in Japan! Cool ride! You three will appear outside. Annie and Jack already wear their kimonos.

Jack gives you a Magic amulet which you may use to come back to the magic tree house anytime. You will be left by them now and tells one to find your kimono; but you’ll going to follow them.

On your way, you’ll meet two samurai guards, when you click on them they’ll detain you. You ‘ll be brought by them on prison, and there is no way out. But remember you have your magic amulet, so get it on your own backpack as well as in the magic tree house you are back in split seconds.

Leave the tree house and run to the left. Go inside the Bonsai Trees shop which door is currently open. You’ll meet a woman whom you are able to speak about kimono. Then she’ll head to the cabinet and certainly will give a kimono you would like to you. Simply pick what colour you’ve like and wear it to experience wearing Japan national costume. You’ll find a passport on the pocket; I suppose an illegal alien not you anymore, after wearing it.

Now that you already have the passport and look like a citizen, you are able to pass the guards. Head to the left to enter the next place.

When you arrive, you will observe for Jack and Annie don’t have passport that they have been arrested by the samurai guards. You have got to rescue them, so it’s the time to show some Ninja moves off.

After you pass to the bridge, you will meet a guy with a hat before a seafood store that is fresh. You’ll talk to the man and he’ll tell you you must caught a kappa utilizing a rotten fish for you yourself to go in.

Walk a bit left, and you will see the green rotten fish to the stone staircase, go up and pick up it. Afterward continue to really go upstairs and enter the fortress.

Sadly a soldier does not understand although you will meet him wherein you’ll ask for the ninja master. And that means you visit the right, when you’re underneath the dragon head statue hanging on wall, a sheet of paper will likely be thrown away. That’s a parchment. You’ll visit a letter from Annie stating that you must find the Ninja master to rescue captives of the Shogun kept on that place as they are now them, when you analyze it. Go down and leave the spot. Afterward go all of the way till you discover the Tote of Mortar. You’ll see a home should you continue to go. Go inside.

You’ll meet with an old man whom you will ask concerning the Ninja master, he will tell you Ninja master Basho is merely buying eggs in town.

Leave the place till you see a samurai guard with five people in a line, and run back to the right, they are searching for the fish burglar. You will offer him help. You will possess a job wherein you will arrange the defendants in a correct arrangement. First you’ll change the place of the 5th woman and also the 4th man with moustache without eyeglasses. Then change that 4th woman’s position to the 1st girl on the front line. Subsequently put the 3rd guy the guy to the fourth row, with moustache and eyeglasses without you just solve the case and eyeglasses will weep.

You will be given a betting slip on a sumo match as a return by the samurai guard. Go the right till you reach the bridge. Use your bag of mortar to assist the people mend the bridge. You simply need to place the crumble bits around the bottom on both walls. It is just bits could be set to the background, then attempt the other pieces, they may be not incorrect should they glow and then will attach.

A sumo wrestler will run and he can lose something, after repairing the bridge.

Pick it up and go ahead, at this point you have your Bonsai scissors. Walk a bit right and go down the bridge.

You visit the left till you visit a fisherman. Get your rotten fish on your own backpack and you’ll have your second task, to catch the kappa.

The kappa fish is catchy so you have to block all potential passages of it where your web is positioned so that he’ll enter the center hole. Aim the tree hole to be blocked by the bee hive, light the lantern and the camp fire as well. Push on the huge stone to block also the other hole on the right, on the pond put the frog on the lily pads when you began placing your rotten fish bait on the net. Give the kappa to the fisherman and return to the Bonsai Tree shop towards the right.

You may employ your bonsai scissors to trim one of the bonsai trees; it should fit the picture accurately. The man enters the store will purchase that bonsai tree you trimmed and can give it to the sumo champion, Yokozuna. Exit go to the left at the Sumo Arena and the place (continue until you are in the next zone then climb up the stone staircase to go). Go to upper left and enter the doorway.

Next, walk to the right and you’ll meet with Yokozuna’s supervisor, you will help them duplicate the Kanji symbols on the cards for his buffs. Once done, you go to right, talk to the sumo challenger to take his position because he is already frightened.

The victor will now jump to the ring, prepare for your own fight. Yokozuna will try to push you out from the ring, you have to jump over him when he runs towards you and jump when he stomps his foot. The champion will get mad and his face will turn red, when you prevent each of these three times in a row. He can charge at you, in the event you are near the ring side, you’ll need to jump making him fall from the ring and you win.

The nearby soldiers who lost their money will come to you and certainly will challenge you as well as ask for your passport. Subsequently the old man will come that’s the true Ninja master, Basho. You will follow him on the lake house then you may have your ninja training.

NINJA Training

First, you’ll have your ninja clothing. Get the customize card on your back pack.

Next, Basho will educate you on how to use the SHUKO, which would be the handheld claws that allows you bound from walls that are additionally attached at all times in your hands and to cling. You will move on another task, after having the red ribbon on the tree after the cherry blossom tree.

Since the shuko are constantly equipped, you’ll be able to put additional tools in the menu at the bottom left corner of the display.

Added tools are the throwing smoke bombs and stars; use them to throw in the direction of your cursor. Another is the bo staff, while standing you will create a defensive spin, if you exploit the spacebar. But when you employ it while running, you will leap in the air. The quicker you run, the higher the vault. One more put it to use on any metal bands, only click the ring to begin swinging, and then click again to release. Last is the ninja eye/vision which allows you to magnify a scene, works like a telescope (use the spacebar to activate this as well).

After mastering the ninja tools, you are final training will likely fix the stone wall.

Rescuing Jack and Annie

Go back to the right until you reach the fort where Jack and Annie being held, now visit the right and start climbing the stone wall using your shuko (claws). Prevent to be hit by the logs, instead jump to use them as a step close to the very best.

When you’re on top, you can use your ninja vision to check the wall and see some enemies. Go down afterward apply your smoke bombs around the Shogun soldier you’ll encounter. Climb up the wall.

As you go through the chamber, use your ninja vision to check the place. You can throw your star use the smoke bombs to blind the guards as well as the grapping hook on metal rings to swing. You need to get the key in every chamber to leave the door and must collect the three haiku poetry to get the password for the 3rd chamber. Consistently use your ninja vision to look over the precise location of the stuff you have to accumulate and to be prepared in the Shogun’s soldiers.

He will turn up for a fight because he got the key and Annie’s cage, but it is possible to just throw up a star on the rope and release them, when you get to the shogun chamber. The wand will be used by the shogun he gets from Annie and Jack, however only to release the fury. Fire is thrown up by the dragon; eventually the shogun will give the wand to you.

You will be brought by the wand to the Cloud dragon which is on the top of Mount Fuji, so climb up the mountain and jump onto the blue Cloud dragon.

Closing Dragon Battle (Cloud Dragon versus Red Dragon)

You need to fly the Cloud dragon behind the Red dragon that spews out fire to the buildings of city. Make use of the water from the Cloud dragon to turn off it. In the event you can to weaken Red dragon you need to get close to the it and hit its head. In addition, you need to turn the Red dragon completely reddish before it combusts all up to the last building. It is the hard level as a result of both of these challenges: second is the red dragon dives away from your view making it harder to follow and you’ve got to fly on the clouds to refill your water.

Fortunately, there’s a simple mode you are able to test if you are not able to win on the hard mode which removes the two challenges on the fight.

When you conquer the dragon, Shogun and Basho will be reunited, who both trained as samurai together. Shogun is going to be sorry for his actions that are terrible.

Utilize the magic amulet to come back on the tree house, then use the Frog Creek Pennsylvania. Home Town USA novel, to return on the woods where the magic journey began. Just say the magic words, “I wish we could go there”.

Now the three of you are back on Frog Creek, PA. Annie will offer you the island medallion.

Hooray!!! Isle assignment accomplished!!!!!

Trailer Uploaded For Poptropica Arabian Nights

Poptropica Arabian Nights Island will be unveiled for Paid Members on October 2, 2014.

Excitement is building for the release of the newest island in Poptropica.. The name of the latest quest is Arabian Nights, and it is from Poptropican Magic Eagle, who submitted it as the top entry in a contest. The island will come in 3 episodes and the first one is arriving for paid members on October 2. While you are waiting for October 2, you can watch the official trailer, which was just released on YouTube.