iOS Platform RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com iOS RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pocket Luna Guide: Maximize Your Gold, Gems, Exp., and More https://www.gameskinny.com/usoj0/pocket-luna-guide-maximize-your-gold-gems-exp-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/usoj0/pocket-luna-guide-maximize-your-gold-gems-exp-and-more Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:41:15 -0400 Littoface

Pocket Luna by X.D. Global is an adorable mobile MMO with fluffy sheep mounts and full-body mascot catsuits. But don't be fooled by its cutesy appearance: there's a lot to do here. The game will keep you busy for a while running through quests, fighting in the arena, fishing, leveling your minions, patrolling the city, and so many more events and tasks.

Getting started is fairly easy: just follow the tutorial prompts. But once you reach around level 10, you're released into the game and mostly left to learn everything on your own.

Confused? Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff in this game? Let our guide lead you to Pocket Luna mastery!

Combat and Gameplay Tips

Combat in Pocket Luna is pretty straightforward — most of the time, auto-battle will handle the grunt work. In town, you can auto-walk to any quest points, special events, and other points of interest, so getting around is a cinch no matter where you are.

Still, there are a few things you should know as you proceed beyond the basics that the tutorial skims over or simply doesn't mention:

Classes

There are three classes in the game: Warrior, Magician, and Assassin. Although you start the job you choose at the beginning (which you unlock at level four), you gain access to the other two jobs later.

More interestingly, you get the option to mix and match skills between two classes, allowing you to create a character unique to you and your play style.

Skills

All three classes have three main skills each for three elements. You quickly discover that you have to choose an element (and its skill-set) before entering combat.

It's not immediately clear, but leveling one skill also levels it for every other element (so leveling the Assassin's fire "Penetrate Pierce," for instance, also levels his water "Deadly Spike" and wind "Heart Pierce.")

There are no skill points, and instead, skills are leveled using money as your character levels up. Until they all reach level 15, there's no need to be picky — level them all every chance you get.

As a nice bonus, the skill levels also carry over when you unlock the ability to switch between classes, so there's no need to level them up again.

Auto-battle

Auto-battle will cast spells and move for you, so there's no need to do anything. However, you can still control your character while auto-battle is active, so you can select an enemy or cast a skill if you want to switch focus, which is useful in PvP.

Auto-battle will not dodge for you, and it will not Awaken your character, so when entering challenging battles, you'll need to keep a close eye on things.

Upgrading Equipment

As long as there are materials for upgrading or refining any of your equipment, there will be a "!" over the Blacksmith icon. Don't be fooled! It's not worth upgrading anything that's not at least purple grade — better yet, save it for any golden equips you come across.

Minions

It's a good idea to level up and enhance all the minions you have. Minion levels and stats also increase your overall BR, which improves your standing in the game and nets you some rewards — so it's definitely worth it!

Daily Pocket Luna Routine

There's always something to do on Pocket Luna, which makes it easy to miss cool stuff and rewards. Here are six things you should remember to do every day, presented in the optimal order:

  1. Gift Center - Make sure to pick up your daily login bonus here. Also get your free energy refill for the day — there's no limit on how much energy you can have (it can go beyond your maximum), so it won't be wasted.

  2. Dimension Summon - Use your free summons when you log in (if you have any). You can do the free treasure summon every 10 minutes until you hit the cap, but free equipment and minion summons can only be done once the timer finished counting down. Check to see if you have a free summon daily!

  3. Buddy - Get lots of buddies for an energy boost. Make it a habit to send and receive energy to buddies every day.

  4. Daily Mission - Reaching the last treasure chest gets you 100 diamonds, so try to get there every day. You can get to the top without having to spend money or gems. A lot of the missions also earn you achievements and other rewards, which will help you overall. (Don't forget to actually get the rewards!)

  5. Escaped Chest Monster, Pirate's Treasure, and Crystal Sources Defender - All three are worth doing at least once daily as they're by far the fastest way to get gold, minion experience liquid, and awaken materials. Check for timed events that also get you lots of materials in a quick run (at the time of writing, one awesome event is the Daily Chicken Feast, for getting handfuls of energy).

  6. Event Calendar - There's an impressive number of daily timed events, and many of them are worth your time. If there's an event going on when you log in, check it out!

After that, you can go on to your main quests, hang out with your guildmates, upgrade your minions and equipment, or simply walk around the city in a silly conga line for the city patrol event.

Although it's more time-consuming, we also recommend that you do a run through of the Tower of Death, climbing higher every time you do. It's worth the experience and gold and opens more places to raid for resources.

How to Make Gold, Gain Experience, and Earn Gems in Pocket Luna

Resources are key in Pocket Luna, and many can be acquired simply by advancing up the main quest. If you're struggling to get enough gold, experience, or gems, check out the activities below! We've highlighted the resources you can get from each activity by bolding them in the text.

  • Stay online - You get rewarded with gold and other resources simply by staying online for certain amounts of time.

  • Check the Chat - Occasionally, the message at the top of the chat window contains a reward. Click on the green text to get gold in increasing increments, and eventually, get a handful of diamonds, too.

  • Escaped Chest Monster - Use this event to gain gold quickly. You can only enter on your own twice a day, but you can also be invited by buddies beyond that. Make friends for more chances to enter! 

  • Tower of Death - We mentioned this one before, but it's a great way to get resources like gold and experience fast and it doesn't use any energy (unless you're raiding).

  • Escaped Chest Monster - Grab as much gold as you can! Join forces with a buddy for more rewards.

  • Reach the Final Chest in Daily Quests - This gets you a nice 100 diamonds.

  • Get 3 Stars on Each Exploration Area - Every level in Exploration has three submissions. Complete each one to get a top three-star rank for it, and do this for all the levels in each area to receive a total of 54 diamonds for each area (only once for each area).

  • Join a Guild - Joining a guild is a good idea in general, but it's also a great way to each some extra experience through the hot-springs, guild quests, and more. 

  • Fight in the Arena - Aside from earning tokens for use on minion pieces, progressing in the arena gets you diamonds and other rewards.

  • Daily and Limited Time Events - This isn't hard to figure out, but it's important so we're mentioning it! In addition to the tips we've mentioned, check the Event Calendar for more ideas. Each event clearly states when it's available and whether you can get gold, experience, or diamonds from it.

Now you'll never be without resources! Simply follow our tips for optimal daily playing and you'll be on your way to the top in no time. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pocket Luna news, guides, and more!

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Tips And Tricks To Help You Get The Most Out Of Pocket City https://www.gameskinny.com/l49by/tips-and-tricks-to-help-you-get-the-most-out-of-pocket-city https://www.gameskinny.com/l49by/tips-and-tricks-to-help-you-get-the-most-out-of-pocket-city Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:28:36 -0400 QuintLyn

As city building sims go, Codebrew Games' Pocket City for iOS and Android is pretty easy to pick up and play -- at least starting out. That said, while the game offers a pretty useful tutorial, it's not too comprehensive. 

This selection of tips will help you build a city your digital citizens will be proud to call home. In general, these are pretty simple things that won't be obvious at first. Some of them won't be available as options immediately or they won't be covered in the tutorial, so knowing about them ahead of time will give you an edge when you start building your city.

It's important to note that these tips are based on the completely free version of Pocket City, which is limited in a few ways. So if you're playing the paid version of the game, some of these tips may not apply to you.

Speaking of the tutorial...

This is going to seem like some really odd advice, but do the tutorial, then start a new city. While the tutorial is helpful, it dictates the flow of your city from the start - you'll be directed to make building decisions that you probably wouldn't follow if you were planning ahead. These are things you'll either have to live with or tear down later in the process, neither of which is appealing when trying to build the best possible city.

The Perfect City Layout

When you start out in Pocket City you have access to two low-level primary resources, electricity and water -- both required to keep homes and business running. 

Collecting resources like power and water comes at a cost of both money and space. While this won't be much of a concern at first with the entry-level power plant and water tower, you'll eventually have access to better structures that provide power and water to a wider area. 

In opting to upgrade these structures, you'll lose a few buildings in the immediate area around the resource building you choose to upgrade -- unless there's already free space. Low-level resource buildings take up one square space on the map while higher levels take up a four-square space.

If you plan on upgrading later on, it would be wise to decide in the early stages of building where you plan on making these upgrades and leave enough space around them to do so.

Fire departments, hospitals, and police stations take up at least four lots to start but retain their size when upgraded. Banks only take up one slot and don't take up any more space when upgraded.

Balance is key.

To effectively build your city, you'll want to pay attention to the three primary "zones" used in the game: residential, commercial, and industrial. Keeping these well balanced is the key to increasing your population without destroying your city budget.

There are two things to keep in mind when handling your zone balance. The first is which of the three zones you need to see growth at any particular moment in order to attract new citizens. This can easily be tracked by looking at the little graph next to your XP bar on the upper right hand of the screen. (The graph can be made bigger by tapping it.)

Each of the bars represents one of the three primary zones: green for residential, blue for commercial, and orange for industrial. When one of the bars has color on it, it means you need need to add more buildings of that zone type. Generally, the bars will always have some color in them, because you always want to add more buildings, but the graph will give you a good idea of which kind you need to add the most of. 

The other thing to pay attention to is how your zones are distributed. No one likes to travel a long distance to go to work or do a little shopping -- or do anything recreational. Sure, some things require some extra time as dictated by geography -- you can't move the rivers or mountains. But, you can make sure your citizens have reasonable access to everything else.

Luckily, it's easy to keep track of everything from your zone layout to how well your resources and services are distributed across the city using the "view" button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. You can even get a look at how your road system is doing.

Ah yes, roads.

As with most city building sims, transportation management is important. Starting out, it's not terribly difficult to manage. Get used to checking your traffic view every so often. If your streets are green, you're okay, but if you start noticing some areas marked in orange or red, you've got some congestion.

Building highways is a great way to alleviate traffic, but unlike other games where you put down power lines to distribute electricity and water to your citizens, Pocket City relies on basic roads to do that. So when you want to lay down that four-lane highway, just be sure you're ready to set down more resources on the other side -- even if it means losing some other buildings in the process.

Another thing I found useful is to avoid building intersections too close together. It may seem like a good idea to create a kind of roundabout by putting four sections close together, but it's not. 

When you level up enough, you'll be able to build a Skyrail. This is a great way to alleviate ground traffic congestion -- and give your citizens a more direct way to reach places. The Skyrail can cross over roads, although it can't be set to run directly over top of them. If you try to lay a Skyrail above a road it will simply replace it. You'll also need to make room for Skyrail stations that can be used to access them.

Leave room for fun.

While planning for the essentials, don't forget to leave room in your neighborhoods for the nice things. Parks, theaters, and other leisure venues are important to your citizens, so remember to leave a few spaces open in each of your neighborhoods for these things

Keep an eye on those stats.

Pocket City gives you an easy way to keep track of what's going on with your city. It tracks everything from income to population, happiness, and traffic. Once you're able to generate your own goods via farming, mining, and the like, it will even track that too.

Did someone mention farming?

For the first 15 levels of the game, you're more or less stuck shipping in food and other materials from... well... some other city. That said, material acquisition, and eventually exporting, is something you'll need to plan for up front.

Farms, lumber and steel mills, and even mines can't be placed just anywhere, so you'll need to pay attention to your map. Farms can only be placed on brown soil, lumber mills need to be located near a lot of trees, and animal pastures will need to be placed on grassy areas. (Most of these will take a four-lot square in space, and you will want more than one of each if you plan to generate income.)

To export the excess items you'll eventually obtain from each of these resources, you'll need to have placed a shipping dock near the water. So when building all those lovely beaches for your citizens to have fun at, don't forget to leave some room.

Recreational events are a good way to earn XP and (potentially) cash.

At level 4, you'll unlock your very first recreational event, the Block Party. This event and the ones that come after are a great way to boost your XP. They can be run at any time as long as their cooldown period is over -- meaning they're easy to use when you need that push into the next level. Depending on the outcome, they can also bring in a bit of extra cash for the city, so it's a double win.

Note: If you throw a recreational event (or watch vids) for XP and cash, be sure you don't already have the maximum amount of cash allowed at the time. You can't exceed the amount your banks can currently hold so that money will just disappear.

Landmarks do more than just attract new citizens.

As you progress through the game and start unlocking new land on the map, you'll occasionally unlock treasure chests. Most of the time, these chests will just contain cash, but every so often you'll come across ones that contain landmarks that are incredibly useful, such at this obelisk that helps protect against too much disaster-related destruction. 

Random disasters can be turned on an off at a whim.

If you find random disasters are doing just a bit too much damage for your tastes -- and possibly eating into your budget -- don't worry. If you go into the Event menu where you control recreational events, you'll see an "Options" button. Select that and you can disable or enable disasters as you like.

Use the "traffic" option under the view menu to spy on your citizens.

This may seem a little creepy and weird, but I promise it has a purpose. At some point, you'll receive quests asking you to find a specific type of person on the map. The easiest way to do this is by using the traffic view, which color codes not only what's happening in the roads but also along their sides. 

You'll find that using the different view options is going to come in handy for quests throughout the game, so make as much use of them as you can.

And there you have it, some simple tips that will help you start your Pocket City off on the right foot. As simple as it may seem, this really is a fun game. But, if you don't take your time and do things right, you may find yourself wanting to start over. Hopefully, we've provided you with enough information here that you won't ever have to do that.

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Grim Soul: Dark Fantasy Guide: Progressing to the Gate Keeper https://www.gameskinny.com/q1v5v/grim-soul-dark-fantasy-guide-progressing-to-the-gate-keeper https://www.gameskinny.com/q1v5v/grim-soul-dark-fantasy-guide-progressing-to-the-gate-keeper Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:39:23 -0400 Victoria B.

Whether you are new to Grim Soul: Dark Fantasy Survival or an experienced player, the plaguelands can be unforgiving, and you are bound to hit a few roadblocks along the way.

After being rescued from execution for being infected with Grey Decay, a friend, Sebastian Kerr, leaves you to survive these dangerous areas alone.

The prospect may be intimidating, but here are some tips to help you stay alive and eventually reach the strongest adversary and reward.

Building Your Base

Before you can fight the lone boss of GS:DF, you will need to master the basics and build your way up. If you're a new player, you’ll want to first collect all the resources in the starting area and set up your home base. To do so, collect resources and build essential tools, such as a club for clearing out nearby enemies, axes for wood, and pickaxes for stones.

At this point, you will have recognized the issue of storage. Limited storage never quite goes away, no matter how far you’ve progressed, so the first things you should invest in are Peasant Chests.

In the spawn location, you will find an area with a floor and a preexisting chest. I recommend starting your base here and expanding on it as you progress. You should go ahead and build a second chest at this location and a ragged sack. If you feel like supporting the game developers, you can pay $5.99 for a much larger and more useful Backpack, but be wary -- you can still lose this item if you die.

These essentials will expand the number of items you can carry and store as you begin crafting and looting.

Once you have storage, form walls around your base to protect against eventual enemies such as the Night Guest, an unbeatable opponent who appears in the night.

Though torches can scare it away, having walls around your home will keep the Night Guest at bay.

One of the final things you should make before venturing out into the fog is the Raven’s Cage which provides goals and rewards for your character.

After completing these core components of your home, you are free to venture into the world and create any other crafting stations you desire.

Looting Locations

While locations can give you natural resources, the more important items you will find are essential tools for building and crafting as well as weapons and armor.

Before leaving, take out unnecessary items in your inventory such as building resources because you are going to find a lot of loot, all of which you can’t carry. Bring any armor you are wearing, a sturdy weapon, and a stack of food.

If you don’t have meat yet, try Cooked Leeks to improve your hunger and health. Pack a few before you head out.

At first, don’t go to any locations that are three skulls or more. This game involves hardcore survival, and it is easy to die in these areas. Therefore, it's best to wait and scavenge the less dangerous spots for armor and weapons.

If you are in some of the safer zones without Damned Knights or Templars, try slowly and cautiously clearing out nearby enemies before looting. You may face wolves, bears, and lepers, but these creatures won’t pose too much of a threat.

The challenge arises when you explore dangerous territories that have better loot such as powerful weapons and armor.

Defeating Enemies

Some of the opponents you face will pose little to no threat. However, others can be the result of your demise. Consider each of their skills before approaching them in combat.

Weak

Common and lower stakes enemies include standard wolves, bears, lepers, and damned. These opponents are easy to face head-on and don’t take long to kill.

However, this doesn’t mean you should run through a pack of them. Take each on one vs one to avoid getting bombarded with attacks.

Challenging

Desecrators, Forsaken, Damned Templars, and Damned Knights are all intimidating enemies, and if not handled strategically, could lead to your downfall. These enemies are often guarding valuable loot, so the risk of engaging with them could be worth it.

Improve your armory first though. Some of the greatest weapons you can invest in are long-range melee weapons such as a Halbert. These types of tools are the best to use against slow-moving lethal targets such as a Templar. They allow the wielder to dodge and keep a safe distance instead of hacking away like the previous creatures.

Another powerful weapon for challenging enemies is the Bastard Sword. Use this against difficult opponents rather than wasting it on easy kills.

Boss

Currently, the only boss is the Forsaken Gate Keeper, and he is the ultimate goal for players to defeat since he has a dungeon key, a requirement before accessing loot-filled dungeons.

How to Get a Dungeon Key

After investing time in leveling up, growing your base, and acquiring new gear, you will find this challenge awaiting you. Powerful weapons and armor are stored in dungeons, but to explore them players must defeat the Forsaken Gate Keeper.

Don’t rush in. To face him be sure you have Level 2 armor and that you bring sources of health because trust me, you’re going to need it. As for weapons, I found the Halbert works best since you can fight from a short distance with it.

Once you are prepped, head out to battle.

He dwells near packs of wolves but only attacks if any stragglers notice you. No matter what, you will still have to fend some off as you fight the giant opponent, but you can lessen the work by sneaking and clearing some out. All the while, don’t let the Gate Keeper close the distance.

This opponent is slow and needs to be near to inflict devastating damage. Use the Halbert to stab him and after each strike, take a step back.

Rather than staying in one spot to gain multiple hits, attack him once then back away. Progressively you will weaken him and be victorious. Your win will reward you with a key that you can use to explore the loot-filled dungeons.

Get Back in the Game

Time to get back to it. Reaching a level where it is safe to attack the Gate Keeper won’t happen in a day but if you continue building your base, looting other areas, and assessing your opponents, the day will come where you will feel confident to take on Goliath. Use these strategies to get to this point and win the battle for the immense treasure.

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Transfer Characters from Pokemon GO Into Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! https://www.gameskinny.com/jsl7p/transfer-characters-from-pokemon-go-into-lets-go-pikachu-and-eevee https://www.gameskinny.com/jsl7p/transfer-characters-from-pokemon-go-into-lets-go-pikachu-and-eevee Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:28:00 -0400 QuintLyn

Earlier today, Pokemon Company International and Nintendo dropped new information on features in their upcoming Nintendo Switch games, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!.

Included in the games' features is one that all Pokomon GO fans are going to enjoy. When the games release November 16, GO players will be able to bring the Pokemon they caught in the Kanto region into the Let's Go games.

The uploaded Pokemon will appear in the GO Park complex in Fuchsia City, which is made up of 20 individual GO Parks. Up to 50 Pokemon can be kept in each of the individual parks. Players aren't limited to uploading from their own GO account either. Pokemon can be shared by friends and family.

There is -- kind of -- a catch, however. In order to take the Pokemon with you on your journeys, you'll have to catch them in the parks after they've been added to them.

To make things even more interesting, a special minigame has been added to the park system. When 25 of the same Pokemon species are in the GO Park complex, players will be able to play the game to win Candies that can be used to power up Pokmon and raise specific stats. Different candies affect different stats.

Launch day for both Pokmon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokmon: Let’s Go, Eevee! isn't all that far off. In fact, it's just two months until November 16, when both games are available exclusively on the Switch.

So, if there are some Kanto region Pokemon you'd like to pull in from GO, but don't already have, you might want to get to work. And in the meantime, you can find more information on Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on the games' site.

Nintendo released a bevy of details surrounding the game, as well as a Pikachu- and Evee-themed Nintendo Switch at their latest Direct

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Tales Of Erin Definitive Re-Rolling Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/iiv3d/tales-of-erin-definitive-re-rolling-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/iiv3d/tales-of-erin-definitive-re-rolling-guide Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:58:53 -0400 Ty Arthur

The eternal gacha question: should I re-roll or stick with my starting party? You'll be faced with that dilemma almost immediately with Tales Of Erin, whether you are trying to build a well-rounded group or put together a mono party of well-equipped heavy hitters.

Thankfully, its a much simpler process here than in many other mobile games. The toughest part of this whole procedure is simply deciding if you really need to spend the time starting over again or if your starting party is worth keeping.

How do I re-roll in Tales Of Erin?

This little gacha gem is super easy to re-roll, with no deleting hidden files or disassociating your Google Play account or anything like that involved.

When you first start the game, make sure to register a new eFun account instead of logging in with Facebook or Google Play so you can start over without any uninstalling or reinstalling of any kind.

You can register directly from the app and don't even need to confirm anything with an email registration link. Just tap "Member" and then "Register" to make your new eFun account.

When you decide its time to re-roll (see the section below for full details) tap the "Information" button on the top-left corner of main screen where you can access the party, costume, and summon areas.

From there, tap "Switch Account" at the lower-right side of the options screen. Now you can simply repeat the process of creating a new eFun account and starting over. That's it! There's need to delete the game's files and you can try for a better starting summon.

 

When should I re-roll in Tales Of Erin?

Always wait until after you get your first 10 summon to re-roll. You need 980 free star gems for the event summon, or 1980 gems for the standard character summoning when there isn't an ongoing event. 

If you turn on auto battle (available from the fourth combat) and skip all the cut scenes, it should take you around 10 - 15 minutes to get there. That's definitely a time investment, but not a huge one.

You should have enough star gems for the event summon by the time you reach stage 1-4-5. Between the stage bonuses and the daily achievements for upgrading equipment and completing quests, that's usually the point where you get to 980 gems.

Note that when perform the 10 summon, you won't actually end up with 10 creatures. You are almost certain to get duplicates, which are automatically consumed to increase the power of your existing creature.

How do I know if I should re-roll in Tales Of Erin?

Many gacha games these days are moving away from only 4 or 5 star creatures being viable, and that includes Tales Of Erin. Its completely possible to get through the vast majority of content even with the lowest star summons.

If you want a better starting group however, there are some summons in particular you want. An all water party is currently the best with the ongoing event for easily farming equipment, but this will change as the event shifts towards other types.

No matter what type of creature you prefer, Tiamat is one of the best all around summons. If you pulled her, stay put.

If you are specifically hoping to get one of the most powerful creatures in your first 10 summon, these are the characters to look out for:

  • Tiamat
  • Mirafuse
  • Wu Lian
  • Mao
  • Lorelei
  • Lotus Moon
  • Darchess
  • Hera
  • Sartha
  • Rabis
  • Frost Nova
  • Grey Crow

Here's a decent (but not amazing) first 10 summon pull that could work, or could be re-rolled if you want to spend the time:

  A decent but not amazing first 10 summon pull

Still not sure if what you've got is worth keeping? Take a screenshot of your first 10 summon and post it in the question megathread over at Reddit. The Tales Of Erin fanatics over there will have you sorted very quickly.

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Burn, Baby, Burn: Hungry Dragon Beginner's Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/faclr/burn-baby-burn-hungry-dragon-beginners-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/faclr/burn-baby-burn-hungry-dragon-beginners-guide Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:00:51 -0400 Littoface

We've all heard fairy tales about dragons ravaging the lands, eating sheep and maidens, and generally wreaking havoc. Most games put you in the shoes of the valiant knights who stand up against the dragons.

In Hungry Dragon, you get to be the dragon.

Fly around eating, exploring, and setting fire to just about everything in this new game by Ubisoft.

Hungry Dragon doesn't hold your hand — aside from a few tips and a brief tutorial, it's mostly up to the player to figure things out. And there are plenty of things to find and discover! Read on to get the scoop on how to effectively play this game in our Hungry Dragon beginner's guide!

The Basics: How to Stay Alive in Hungry Dragon

There's one very important method to staying alive in Hungry Dragon: Eat constantly.

From the moment you begin a stage, your life is slowly draining. Some creatures and obstacles you meet along your travels will also take a chunk out of your health. But every time you eat something, your health increases, usually by a minuscule amount.

You can eat practically anything that moves. Take out entire flocks of birds; munch on some sheep; snap fellow dragons in half. Some munchies require a certain-sized dragon. These are pretty easy to spot since they're physically bigger.

The more you eat, the more your health refills. But let your health drop, and you'll reach the critical and then starving status. Reach 0 and the stage is over.

All this means is that as long as you're eating and avoiding obstacles and painful encounters (and use the right pets and costumes for you, but more on that later), you can stretch one stage to last a pretty long time — enough to really explore it.

Burn Everything: How to Get Fire Rush Faster

As you eat, you fill up your "Fire Rush" meter. Reach the top and you'll emit a fiery dragon breath that turns everything you come into contact with into a crisp. As a nice bonus, every enemy is turned into a golden enemy when you're in Fire Rush mode, so you refill your feeding meter and fill your coin-purse at the same time.

Eight Fire Rushes in, you get to use the "Mega Fire Rush" which prolongs your fire with a larger, more awesome blue flame of death. It'll also burn every enemy regardless of size, something regular Fire Rush doesn't do. The amount of Fire Rushes you've done is retained from run to run, so keep an eye on the little symbols under the Fire Rush meter to see how close you are.

Eat chilies and fire coins (found around the world) to get here faster, and keep your combo rate up. The Fire Rush increases according to the points you earn, and you earn more points thanks to the combo. All this means is that you should be eating one thing after another all the time — something we recommend you do anyway to stay alive. It's a win-win!

A Vast World: Exploration in Hungry Dragon

When you first start playing, you might be surprised that you keep coming back to the same map for each stage. But, you quickly discover just how large this map is!

Your boundaries are marked by red x's on the map (accessible in the upper right-hand corner when you're playing). These are obstacles your puny little dragon can't break through until you get a bigger one.

But even with these limitations, the map is pretty huge, and thoroughly exploring it is a vital part of the game. The map is divided into various themed areas, like a waterfall, a goblin city, a cemetery, and much more.

Here are just some of the things you'll find through exploration:

  • Treasure chests - These give you money. Five chests are randomly found throughout the world and new ones spawn every day.
  • Eggs - Gives you new pets. You can get up to one egg per run.
  • HUNGRY Letters - Find them all in one run and you'll attain invincibility and maximum eating power!... For 10 seconds.
  • Dragon Food - From goblins and witches to sheep and horses -- just remember you are what you eat. Some snacks inflict status effects like confused flying if you eat the drunkard in the human village.
  • Easter Eggs - We've found some Mario question blocks, a message in the sky, and reportedly the Tardis makes an appearance. Keep your eyes peeled!

Arm Yourself: Hungry Dragon Pets and Costumes

Pets and costumes help you out on your quests by providing power-ups like increasing the amount of money you receive, reducing poison damage, granting an extra life per run, and many similar buffs and bonuses.

You unlock costumes by leveling your dragon. Some costumes cost gold while others cost gems. This aspect is fairly self-explanatory, so we won't dwell on it.

Pets are a bit more involved. Every dragon can equip a certain number of pets — generally, the bigger the dragon, the more pets you can attach to it. There are different types of pets at various levels of rarity and they all come from eggs.

Eggs come in three varieties:

  • Standard Eggs - These contain common pets and can be found on the map during a run (though you can only get one pet per run). These require an incubation period. You can skip the first waiting period for free, but after that, it takes gems.
  • Golden Eggs - These contain "special pets" — get these by collecting enough golden egg fragments, which you receive every time you get a pet that you already have from a standard egg. You can also occasionally snag a golden egg from a special event.
  • Premium Eggs - Special eggs that can be bought for real money, and they need no incubation time.

The key to a good run is to choose the right combination of pets for you. All the more reason to explore the map on every run and find those eggs!

Hungry Dragon Combat Tips

While the "combat" in this game mostly consists of bitting down on things, there are a few things to remember when you're flying around causing mayhem.

We mentioned already that the different sized prey needs different size dragons to eat.

In addition to that, many things you encounter can hurt you.

You'll discover most of these on your own, but some things to watch out for in particular are:

  • Mines - They're easy to run into and they take out a chunk of health. Try to stay aware of your surroundings to avoid them!
  • Giant Trolls - Boost between their legs or above them to avoid a devastating blow from their club. 
  • Kamikaze Goblins - They're fast and they hurt. Get them before they get you: Ignore other enemies if you see these guys and rush straight at them first. 
  • Other Dragons - These love to chomp down on the tails of longer dragons. If you see one going for you, circle around yourself (about-face!) and bite back.

There are many other creatures that can hurt you — explore everything!

More Hungry Dragon Tips

Now that you know the basics, here are a few more tips to help you rise to the top in Hungry Dragon!

  • Complete missions for extra gold - Missions refresh every few hours, and you can check what quests are currently active at any point during your run by hitting the pause button.
  • Buy gems for perks - As with many mobile games, you can spend real money on gems (or collect them slowly throughout the game). These gems can be used to refresh missions faster, skip egg incubation periods, reveal hidden items on the map, purchase special costumes, and more.
  • Not everything falls in one hit - Some things require more than one hit to eat.
  • Not everything is safe to eat - Items surrounded by red will hurt instead of healing you, while other things inflict effects like the drunkard we mentioned earlier, poison, and other unfortunate side-effects.
  • The sky is not the limit - you can boost above the cloud-line at the top and below the water line on the bottom. To get really high, time your outer-space exploration with a Fire Rush — during the rush, you have unlimited boost. You can also repeatedly wait a couple of seconds after your boost runs out then boost upward again to slowly climb higher. This isn't very efficient but it does get you a bit higher each time — perfect if you're trying to get to something just out of your reach.
  • Compete in tournaments - Once the option is available, try your hand in the tournaments. These pit you against other players by giving you a random dragon and pet combination. Rank high in the leaderboard for bigger rewards!
  • Try all the dragons - Besides the overall size of each dragon, the shape also affects the way you play. For instance, Sparky is a super-long dragon that was constantly getting bitten on his tail, but he was also easier to maneuver than the other "Small" rank dragon.
  • Work together to complete community quests - In addition to personal missions, there are massive collaborative quests. Help achieve the goal and everyone gets rewarded!
  • Eat groups in one gulp - Chomp down on entire flocks of birds at one time for a score boost.
  • Catch the flying pig - Sometimes you'll find a cute winged pig flying around. If you can get your jaws on him, you get a free gem!
  • Explore the map for secret areas - Follow drafts, boost around land under the water, go through gates above the clouds, and be generally on the lookout for anything that looks suspicious.
  • Take pictures! - This won't help you in-game, but if you've ever wanted to have a dragon hanging out in your room, Hungry Dragon has an AR mode for taking pictures! Try it out for some silly fun.

Remember: explore, discover, and have fun with this great little game from Ubisoft!

And stay tuned for more Hungry Dragon news from GameSkinny!

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Massive PUBG Mobile Update Adds New Jungle Map, Weapons, And More https://www.gameskinny.com/mm00l/massive-pubg-mobile-update-adds-new-jungle-map-weapons-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/mm00l/massive-pubg-mobile-update-adds-new-jungle-map-weapons-and-more Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:15:52 -0400 QuintLyn

Today's a big day for PUBG Mobile. Not only has the game surpassed the 20 million daily active players mark (see more about that in the video above), it's also received a pretty sizeable update -- the crown jewel of which is the highly anticipated Sanhok jungle map.  A much smaller map than PUBG Mobile players are used to, Sanhok offers players a combat experience that's more compact, forcing everyone into close quarters.

Also included in today's update are new weapons and vehicles -- including a flare gun and a muscle car, tweaks to the game's social and ranking systems, the addition of Season Page that compiles a list of your data, and anti-cheating measures. Cheaters will now have to contend with an improved recognition system for cheating plug-ins, as well as the ability for other players to report them via different areas of the game.

As noted, the update is available today, so PUGB Mobile players can hop in and test their jungle battle skills right away.

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Fortnite Season 5, Week 10 Challenge Guide: Search Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces in Basements https://www.gameskinny.com/fmde6/fortnite-season-5-week-10-challenge-guide-search-jigsaw-puzzle-pieces-in-basements https://www.gameskinny.com/fmde6/fortnite-season-5-week-10-challenge-guide-search-jigsaw-puzzle-pieces-in-basements Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:01:34 -0400 Sergey_3847

Last year, we had the chance to collect jigsaw puzzles in one of the weekly challenges in Fortnite. The puzzles return in this Season 5, Week 10 challenge, but this time they'll be hidden inside the basements of houses.

It's going to be a pretty hard chase to find all the jigsaw puzzle pieces, but we're here to help you out. So follow our quick guide below for all the jigsaw pieces in Fortnite's new challenge.

Where are Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces in Basements?

There are eight possible locations on the map where you can find the jigsaw puzzle pieces. You should start in the southern part of the map at the building in Salty Springs.

Then, move to the west and check out the two buildings outside of the Shifty Shafts (it's the basement with the green screen inside) and Greasy Grove. There is another one in the basement of an old shack standing on top of the hill to the south of Greasy Grove.

Then, head towards the west coast and check out the building at Snobby Shores (it's the basement of the building near the tennis court) and another one to the south of this location.

Finally, look for the other two pieces of the puzzle at the northeastern part of the map. One is inside the building to the north of Tomato Town, and another one can be found near the Risky Reels.

Just check the map above for the exact locations and you should be able to find all the jigsaw puzzle pieces in basements for this week's challenge.

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Fortnite Season 5, Week 10 Battle Star Guide: Search Between a Covered Bridge, Waterfall and the 9th Green https://www.gameskinny.com/n0wgj/fortnite-season-5-week-10-battle-star-guide-search-between-a-covered-bridge-waterfall-and-the-9th-green https://www.gameskinny.com/n0wgj/fortnite-season-5-week-10-battle-star-guide-search-between-a-covered-bridge-waterfall-and-the-9th-green Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:01:31 -0400 Sergey_3847

The hints given in this week's Battle Star challenge in Fortnite may elude even the most experienced players, but thankfully, the puzzle's been solved and you can now quickly get your Battle Star in Season 5, Week 10 challenge.

All you need to do is follow the map with the exact location provided below, and read the description in case you need more information.

Where is Battle Star in Season 5, Week 10 Challenge?

The first piece of the puzzle points out the Covered Bridge, which can refer either to the one located in the southern part of the map near Lucky Landing or in the north near Lazy Links. There's is no waterfall near Lucky Landing, though, so there's only one place left -- the bridge near Lazy Links.

The bridge at Lazy Links is built on the river that ends up with the Waterfall that falls into the ocean in the north. So these two spots are cleared out. But what about the 9th Green, and what would that mean anyway?

Well, the 9th Green simply refers to the sector of the golf course in the eastern part of Lazy Links. So now when you have all three locations figured out, you can easily identify the central point between all of them.

It's the characteristic patch of land with no grass on the golf course that will have your Battle Star ready to be claimed. Just land near Lazy Links and quickly complete one of the hardest challenges this week.

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Slime Rancher Now Available on PS4, Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/bg2xu/slime-rancher-now-available-on-ps4-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/bg2xu/slime-rancher-now-available-on-ps4-xbox-one Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:32:12 -0400 Allison M Reilly

Indie hit Slime Rancher from Monomi Park is now out in stores for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Previously only available digitally on Steam and Xbox One, physical copies of Slime Rancher are now on shelves worldwide. Monomi Park partnered with Skybound Games on the new version and has released a new trailer alongside the launch.

Boxed editions of Slime Rancher come with extra content, including:

  • A Slimepedia Booklet (your beginner’s guide to Slime Rancher).
  • A free digital download of the game’s Original Soundtrack.
  • A discount voucher for Slime Rancher merchandise.

PS4 and Xbox One players will also receive console-exclusive DLC. The DLC involves heroic costumes for slimes and a new ranch house, vacpack, and ranch tech for the player, but each console features a different version. The PS4 DLC is goblin costumes and the Sapphire Chroma Pack, while Xbox One players will get pirate costumers and the Emerald Chroma Pack.

Originally launched in August 2017, Slime Rancher has been downloaded more than 5 million times. The boxed editions cost $30. Find them online or at a retailer near you.

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Kingdom Hearts Union x[Cross] Gets Kingdom Hearts 3 Minigames https://www.gameskinny.com/z9vp7/kingdom-hearts-union-xcross-gets-kingdom-hearts-3-minigames https://www.gameskinny.com/z9vp7/kingdom-hearts-union-xcross-gets-kingdom-hearts-3-minigames Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:21:25 -0400 Bryant Pereira

The overlapping story of Kingdom Hearts is a pretty confusing one to digest. Up until Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, fans had to prepare for the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3 by playing a plethora of games on several different consoles -- both home and portable. If you're up to date on the series, Square-Enix has one last task for you before diving into the long-awaited title.

Starting today, players can update their Kingdom Heats Union χ[Cross] mobile game to play 'Classic Kingdom' minigames. These are based on classic Disney short films and will be playable in Kingdom Hearts 3 when it releases January 29, 2019, for PS4 and Xbox One.

If players can meet certain requirements in the minigames, they'll receive a code for the Starlight Keyblade that can be used in Kingdom Hearts 3. The codes will be distributed in-app and give fans the option to pick which console they'd like to redeem it on. The stats and additional details on the Starlight Keyblad have not been provided yet.

Kingdom Heats Union χ[Cross] is available on the App Store and the Google Play Store. The game is a prequel to the series as a whole and puts players in charge of a customized avatar fighting through Disney worlds found in the series.

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Azur Lane Upgrade and Leveling Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/1ygfg/azur-lane-upgrade-and-leveling-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/1ygfg/azur-lane-upgrade-and-leveling-guide Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:45:25 -0400 Ty Arthur

Ready to get hooked on another mobile gacha title and upgrade an endless horde of summoned creatures?

At least, in this case, the "creatures" are a little easier on the eyes. We all knew ships are supposed to be named after women, but apparently in the Azur Lane universe, they actually *are* women!

If you're just getting started, you're probably a little lost in all the upgrading, Limit Breaking, and leveling options available. Let's dive right in and see where you should focus your efforts!

Azur Lane Upgrade and Leveling Strategy

Hyper-focusing on just a few ships to the exclusion of your larger dock isn't very helpful for the harder, higher reward events.

On the opposite end, leveling everything to have a bunch of decent ship girls but none that are high level with max skills isn't helpful either.

When upgrading your ships, your goal is to acquire the most experience and rewards for the least amount of oil spent. Because oil serves the same function as energy in other freemium games, you want as much as possible to keep playing.

This means carefully balancing daily quests and events with your farming attempts. By the mid-game, it becomes difficult to grind maps on hard mode and still complete daily quests, as there's just not enough oil to go around.

Limit Breaking all of your ships in the early stages is a waste of oil. Instead, it's better to wait to Limit Break until a ship is nearing max level, or when you are struggling with a specific stage.

When starting off, your first order of business is to reach stage 3-4 and farm there until you manage to get both Kaga and Akagi. From there, you want to build two full fleets (12 ships) of level 70+ with any ships that fit your play style.

When you get to that point, its time to farm stages 6-1 and 6-2 for advanced upgrade materials to get the strongest possible fleet.

Efficient Leveling In Azur Lane

When you have upgraded ships and can auto-battle an area, only using three ships in a fleet is the most efficient way to level up. Two ships are guaranteed to get 1.5 - 2 times bonus experience due to being the flagship or MVP of the battle.

Any ship girl with a good mood (received from spending time in the dorm) gets a further 1.2x experience bonus. Make sure to put your entire leveling team in the dorm to get the good mood bonus before farming!

When using three characters at a time all with the good mood bonus, this is an excellent leveling strategy:

  • Use one Limit Break 2 ship that's level 50 or above to act as your main damage dealer/tank
  • Use one level 30 or above ship you want to level up
  • Use one low-level ship at Limit Break 0 you want to level up 
  • Auto battle a location you want to farm repeatedly
  • Continue farming until the mid-level ship hits level 50+ and your low-level front row ship is ready to Limit Break
  • Shift the locations of all the ships for a revamped group of three
  • The mid-level ship takes the position of the high-level ship, the low-level ship takes up the position of the formerly mid-level ship, and a new low-level ship joins the fleet to be leveled
  • Rinse and repeat to keep leveling your fleet as your oil reserves allow

Obviously, this strategy should be tweaked when you're just starting and don't have level 30+ or 50+ ships yet. Instead, just put your highest level with a mid-level and a low-level ship.

With this strategy, keep in mind that some ships will take longer than others to upgrade. Destroyers have less overall damage output so won't get the MVP bonus as often, for instance. As you move to new chapters, your back line also needs to bet at higher Limit Breaks to survive the increased challenges.

Best Azur Lane Farming and Leveling Techniques

When farming a stage, take a look at the number of triangles on any enemy fleet. If you are overpowered to the stage, go after three triangle fleets immediately.

If you are struggling with a stage, its best to retreat when there are multiple three triangle fleets sailing around the map. You lose 10 oil, but that's cheaper than losing entire battles with a full fleet.

Remember when farming a stage that the flagship boss gives the best drops, and usually has a guaranteed ship drop. To use the least oil for the best return, go straight to the flagship when it becomes available in that stage.

What about leveling up new level 1 ships when you're in the mid-to-late game? You don't want to waste oil farming chapter 1 stages that give you terrible rewards that aren't worth the cost.

Instead of going back to those easy stages, pop your low-level ship girls in the dorm! Ships girls gain experience on the first floor of the dorm if you buy them food. While this does consume gold, you can level up quite quickly this way to make a character viable for farming.

Picking And Upgrading Equipment

Just as important as leveling is getting the proper equipment to maximize your damage and evasion. Your stats modify equipment damage (rather than the other way around) so the better your equipment, the more you will be able to auto-battle harder stages.

When opening boxes for equipment, always stick to purple rarity or higher boxes and remember that you can combine lower grade boxes to get a higher rarity!

In the early chapters, you may end up using blue rarity or lower equipment when no purple is available yet. In these cases, do not upgrade this equipment. It has a lower upgrade cap and is a massive waste of resources. Instead, replace with purple or higher equipment later and then upgrade those weapons instead.

Every day, also be sure to complete the highest hard mode stage you possibly can three times. This gives you core data to spend in the shop on better equipment.

Azur Lane Leveling Tier List

Nearly any ship girl in this game can be useful in different situations. While there are some really great combos that tend to outclass the others (like Kaga and Akagi), in general, any ship can work well from beginning to end.

That being said, there are some ships in each faction that are better suited for different roles. Some ships can easily heal themselves or have other useful skills that make them better at soloing mobs or taking down aircraft for instance.

Below we break down which ships tend to work out best for soloing mobs, having all-around high damage capacity for leveling, and for healing your fleet.

Best for clearing out mobs solo:
  • Downes (max blue skill)
  • Cassin (max blue skill)
  • Fletcher
  • Phoenix
  • Erebus
  • Nelson
  • Terror
  • Abercrombie

Best for high damage capacity:
  • Witchita
  • Arizona
  • Kaga (must be paired with Akagi)
  • Akagi (must be paired with Kaga)
  • Ayanami
  • Gridley
  • Laffey (better after remodel)
  • Ajaz (better after remodel)
  • Achilles (better after remodel)
  • Helena
  • South Dakota
  • Enterprise
  • Javelin
  • Chicago
  • Suffolk
  • Warspite
  • Yuudachi
  • Fusou
  • Yamashiro

Best healers:
  • Unicorn
  • Akashi
  • Shouhou
  • Vestal
  • Juneau (heals team when sinking)

 

Do you have any other tips for efficient leveling, farming, and upgrade in Azur Lane? Sound off and let us know your strategy in the comments section below!

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Donut County Review https://www.gameskinny.com/lekn8/donut-county-review https://www.gameskinny.com/lekn8/donut-county-review Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:43:10 -0400 Zee Sheridan

A six-year labor of love, the tale of Donut County is one assuredly inspirational to many in the games industry and beyond. It's one of a talented individual putting in endless hours and copious effort to create something magical. Given said magic game includes talking raccoons and destroying cities? It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

That unholy lovechild of Animal Crossing and Night in The Woods was released on August 28th, and – as countless people are no doubt finding out – it’s just as promising as the previews suggested.  

Let's take a look at what makes it so special -- and well worth your time. 

Style

Right off the bat, the most instantly recognizable thing about Donut County is the charm. A game about an all-consuming hole in the ground could have easily turned gimmicky, and yet through the careful creation of the world you interact with (and destroy), it becomes so much more.

For those who owned a Wii from 2007 onward, the whole game has an element of Zack and Wiki to it -- that is, a vibrant and interesting story and environment, backed up by solid writing and clever puzzles. 

Puzzle games often suffer from their tone, as an overly serious or silly tone can put a damper on playing the actual game itself. This is the side benefit of the playful nature of the game, as it stays on a whimsical track that never feels like it’s taking itself too seriously. The friendship between the 'hero' BK and his BFF Mila is particularly wonderful, both in their entertaining conversations and capturing the essence of how close friends interact.

Combine that with the satisfying 'collect-'em-all' mechanic of games like Katamari Damacy, and you have an unusual, yet incredibly interesting treat on your hands.

Gameplay  

There's something oddly calming about destroying environments piece by piece. While Donut County may not be a very difficult game, there's still enough challenge that you feel accomplished after finishing a level - along with the satisfaction of seeing the once cluttered landscape peacefully empty.

Bringing havoc to the various levels and landscapes really give you a feel of the game's universe and atmosphere - even though your main objective is to absorb said universe into the gaping void. The black-hole mechanics are quite clever too, gaining different abilities based on the things you collect. While some of these abilities are only temporary - based on the things around you on each level - finding new ways to affect your surroundings through fire, light and rabbit powers always make you feel at least a little bit clever. There are also permanent upgrades at plot-relevant parts of the story, allowing for both a sense of progression and different ways to use the hole, like being able to launch stuff out of it.

The limited use of upgrades and powers is a great choice, as they don't undermine the fun of using the black hole itself. Although somewhat 'bouncy', the physics of the game are incredibly well made, with each item having a certain sense of weight to it. As you start each level as a hole too small to get some of the items, you quickly learn how to use the physics of the game to your advantage - as some items will only fit if you absorb their smaller part first. It's a simple basis for a game, yet pulled off effectively enough to be endlessly entertaining.  

One of the most interesting things about Donut County is its ability to add mechanics that would normally clash with a puzzle game, without them ever seeming out of place. Having a boss fight, for example, is normally the kryptonite of the puzzle genre, as the things you want from a boss fight and the things you want from a puzzle game are usually complete opposites. However, the game manages to pull off a three-phase boss fight with relative ease, despite it being fairly different from the rest of the game.

In short, every part of Donut County's gameplay fits into it as perfectly as placing some garbage into a gaping black void -- or a house into a void. Or a town -- you get the point.        

Plot

Gameplay aside, the bread and butter of the game is its story. Not only does Donut County immediately reel you in by making you ask how the plot is taking place, but it keeps you planted in that interest through its characters. Adorable character design aside, the relaxed and funny dialogue adds a hilarious element to the game that makes it feel all the more relatable and human – or, as human as a talking raccoon can be considered, anyhow.

That said, the game doesn’t focus solely on our morally questionable protagonist, as time is taken to introduce you to the whole colorful cast of characters – each with their own personalized level. In a game that could have easily had minimal character interaction, it’s the icing on the cake (or doughnut) to also get a look into each character’s life and personality. It’s also a pretty smart way to make the levels feel different – as what the character does and is like has a fairly solid impact on the level itself.

Criticism

The only real criticism of Donut County is that there’s not enough of it – with its current game time spanning two or so hours, depending on how quickly you blaze through the story of friendship, raccoon politics, and donuts. While it’s always better to have a short, purposeful game than a long, less impactful one, you can’t help but finish Donut County feeling like you could have played twice the game and not gotten bored.

That said, the plot is carried out in a way that feels engaging and not drawn out – something a longer play time likely would have jeopardized.

                  

...Fun?

For those puzzle fanatics hoping that Donut County would fulfill their need for some fiendishly difficult puzzles, the game may fall short of expectations. This isn’t to call Donut County a failure, though – not wanting to be ‘the Dark Souls of puzzle games is pretty respectable in a time where making such a game could get you instant fame.

For folks wanting a quirky, lovable game that’s main focus is on the simple joy of having fun solving puzzles, Donut County is as sweet a treat as the name suggests -- and you don’t have to worry about having a gluten allergy.

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Fortnite Season 5, Week 9 Challenge Guide: Follow the Treasure Map Found in Shifty Shafts https://www.gameskinny.com/g8hib/fortnite-season-5-week-9-challenge-guide-follow-the-treasure-map-found-in-shifty-shafts https://www.gameskinny.com/g8hib/fortnite-season-5-week-9-challenge-guide-follow-the-treasure-map-found-in-shifty-shafts Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:37:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

This week's Battle Star challenge in Fortnite asks you to find a location indicated on a map found in Shift Shafts. You don't actually need to look for the map itself if you don't want though, as it's leaked online already.

The main issue now is to figure out what place exactly this map is showing. If you want to quickly identify the location of the Battle Star in Season 5, Week 9 challenge, then follow our quick guide below.

The map distinctly shows that the Battle Star will spawn on one of the hills somewhere in the eastern part of the map. There are a few places that could fit the description, but if you look carefully at the map, you will notice that the hills are really tall.

Well, since most hill formations in the eastern part of the map are rather short, then there is only one place left to look for -- and that would be the hills between the Dusty Divot and Salty Springs.

Try to land in that area and circle around the hills to see the exact spot of the Battle Star. It should be seen on one of the outer hills of the formation. Then, go up to the star and claim it to be able to complete this week's challenge.

With this guide, you can finish this challenge in a heartbeat and level up your Battle Pass without wasting time searching for the map.

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Fortnite Season 5, Week 9 Challenge Guide: Search Chests in Pleasant Park https://www.gameskinny.com/c9xa7/fortnite-season-5-week-9-challenge-guide-search-chests-in-pleasant-park https://www.gameskinny.com/c9xa7/fortnite-season-5-week-9-challenge-guide-search-chests-in-pleasant-park Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:37:43 -0400 Sergey_3847

Securing seven chests each week may not be the easiest task to complete taking into account how many other players want to do the same thing in Fortnite. This week's challenge brings us to Pleasant Park.

You may not be aware of all the locations of the chests at this particular location since most of them are hidden inside the buildings. So follow our guide below for all the possible chests locations in Pleasant Park to level up your Battle Pass.

Where are Chests in Pleasant Park?

The best area to start searching for chests in Pleasant Park is the soccer pitch. You will always find one chest standing right there in the open middle of the field. So go ahead and grab that one right away.

From there move on to the house in the southwest that holds one chest in the attic and another one in the garage. Then go up to the two houses north from here and check the attics for three more easy chests.

The brick house in the north also has two chests in the attic. Move on to the northeast for another house with a chest in the attic, and another one inside a dog's booth outside of the building.

You will find one more chest in the central part of the location, and the last chest is hidden inside the basement of the building in the eastern area.

This should be sufficient enough for you to collect seven or more chests in one go.

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Everything You Need To Know To Get Started In Legend of Solgard https://www.gameskinny.com/cnphu/everything-you-need-to-know-to-get-started-in-legend-of-solgard https://www.gameskinny.com/cnphu/everything-you-need-to-know-to-get-started-in-legend-of-solgard Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:00:01 -0400 QuintLyn

The latest offering from Candy Crush publisher King strays a bit from their normal fare. A turn-based Battle RPG, Legend of Solgard takes the match-three mechanics the company’s games are known for and integrates it into the game’s combat mechanics. No longer is the goal to clear the board while earning as many points as possible. Instead, players are asked to make matches strategically, in order to create the best attack and defense scenarios.

Legend of Solgard’s premise is fairly simple. It’s Ragnarok -- the Norse end of the world -- and you’ve been summoned by the messenger of the gods, Ratatoskr, to help stop it. To do this, you’ll command an ever-growing army of creatures in battles to either destroy portals before the attacking armies can make their way through or to eliminate increasingly difficult bosses. Effectively, these constitute the two primary types of battles in the game, with portal destruction being the most common of the two. (Boss battles make up about one-fifth of the game.)

How it’s different from other King games

As stated above, Legend of Solgard makes use of the match-three mechanic most of King’s games are known for. As with other games that use this mechanic, this one starts out fairly easy, and in some cases is actually less difficult than traditional match-three games.

You don’t need to match items from spaces right next to each other. Instead, you tap any creature at the bottom of a column and then tap another column to move it and complete a match and bring a unit into play. You also must manually add more creatures to the field, rather than them falling when you make matches.

One thing that hasn’t changed from other King games is the energy mechanic. Starting out, players will have 40 energy on hand. Early battles will only require one energy to start, but the requirements will increase as a player progresses. As with most mobile games, this means that eventually, you’ll wind up with two choices: wait for your energy to recharge or spend some money.

It’s a bit like a card game

If you’ve played any digital CCG’s, then some of Legend of Solgard’s mechanics may feel very familiar to you. No, you’re not actually collecting cards. You’re collecting creatures of varying types. Currently, there are 30 creatures available to unlock in the game. Even without having unlocked these creatures, it’s still possible to see their stats by looking under the Collection button at the bottom of the screen. Idols – which apply different effects to creatures – can be found here as well.

In early levels, you will only have a few creatures to summon. Ratatoskr gifts two creatures to start with and subsequent creatures are earned over time. However, it should be noted that when a new creature is acquired, you won’t have access to it immediately. Instead, you’ll need to unlock it using Sun Gems, which are earned from either winning battles or completing raids. The latter is the paid option as you’ll need to purchase raid tickets to do them.

Each creature has its own Sun Gems and requirements to obtain them. Information on how to unlock a specific creature’s Sun Gems is available in their stat sheet. There you’ll find a picture of a gem with a magnifying glass over it. Clicking on this will tell you what actions you need to complete in order to earn the gems.

The creatures 

Creatures are categorized in a few ways. The first is by color. When you begin a battle, you will notice that the creature selection screen has four slots – with each being a different color: red, yellow, green, and purple. All creatures are one of these colors, and you can only have one of each color active at a time.

The next way to categorize them is by race, which consists of beasts, small folk, warriors, spirits, critters, attackers, and wyrms. While this isn’t important immediately, it will become so as you play as you must use race weaknesses and strengths to your advantage in battle.

In addition to race, each creature also has a specific role – indicated at the top of their stat sheet. These include attackers, defenders, and supporters. Technically, all three roles will attack, but this information will come in handy when putting together a group – especially because it will affect their special abilities which can have a huge impact on later battles.

For instance: One of the first creatures obtained is the Roughpaw, a bear that fills the supporter role. Its special ability is to provide additional stats to nearby creatures. Keeping this in mind when building a group – or troubleshooting that one battle that you just can’t seem to get past – will be key in being able to progress through the 40 levels and side content currently available.

Another thing to note is that some creatures will have a "hold" before attacking, meaning that after being combined they will have to wait a turn before attacking. However, this doesn't impact any passive traits they may have, such as adding stats to other creatures.

Leveling up

As with any game with RPG elements, there is leveling involved -- for both the player character and the creatures.  For the most part, the player character's leveling process requires nothing on the part of the player. When the character levels up, they'll automatically get an increase in HP and other stats. And on some occasions, they'll get a new ability.

Creature leveling is a different matter. Yes, the creatures do earn level ranks, but there is more to it. As you progress, you'll continue to earn Sun Gems. (Yes, the same kind needed to unlock a creature in the first place.) When enough Sun Gems are acquired, you'll be able to apply them to creature's stat sheet.

If a creature has a high enough level, they will have symbols on the front of their pedestals when viewed in the stat sheet. You can choose to apply Sun Gems to any of these and upgrade individual qualities like strength, defense, crit chance, and so on. As you progress, it will be important to be aware of what qualities you're upgrading on each creature -- particularly since you'll be using combinations of creatures in battle and you want to make the best use of them as a team.

The good thing here is that while creatures are going to have crossovers in what qualities you can upgrade, each one is slightly different. But, for example, you don't want to just level strength on every single creature that has it without taking into account how their other qualities might be of more use.

Idols

In addition to using qualities, you can also use Idols to improve your creatures.  Idols are special items that are acquired through crafting. As you play, you'll obtain various items needed for crafting.

Once crafted, Idols are applied to creatures by placing them on the podiums behind the creature in their stat sheets.

Not all creatures can use the same Idols. To determine what Idol your creature can use you'll need to look at the symbols on the podiums behind them. These correspond with symbols on the top of the Idols. Tapping on an Idol will also inform you of any other criteria a creature must meet -- such as having hit a certain level or having a specific role.

Combat basics 

For the most part, the basics of combat will be covered in the game’s tutorial – which is fairly thorough. Legend of Solgard plays in combat turns – player against AI. During their turn, players can execute three moves. These moves can be used to combine creatures in order to create larger, more powerful creatures (or defense structures), to remove creatures preventing combinations, or to add more creatures to the bottom of the field.

As with other match-three games, different combinations of creatures will have different results. Combining three of the same creature in a column will create a slightly larger, slightly more powerful creature, combining four in a square will create an even bigger creature, and combining three or more in a row will create defense barriers the enemy must break through in order to be able to attack you or your army. These are just a few examples. As players progress, more combinations with differing results are made available.

Each battle starts with a number of creatures already on the board -- meaning that for at least the first turn, you effectively get a free move. Otherwise, your first move would be summoning creatures. Instead, you can make good use of that first turn by making solid matches and getting in an early attack.

Early in the game, the goal will simply be to take down the portal or boss as quickly as possible. During these rounds, the enemy creatures can often be ignored in favor of directly attacking the primary targets. Of course, there will be a bit of luck required for this strategy, because it depends upon you lining up your creatures in lanes that are not blocked by enemy creatures or obstacles. Like you, the opponent will be able to place structures on the field in order to slow things down.

Reading the combat field

When playing a match, you'll want to read the field. Luckily, it's all pretty simple.  You and your creatures take up the bottom of the field. As you combine creatures you'll see numbers appear next to them. This is the amount of health they have at the time. HP will increase as you continue to combine certain creatures.

Similarly, the enemy side of the field will display HP for creatures and obstacles. Both sides also display HP for the main character and the portal or boss you're trying to defeat. These are found in the bottom right-hand corner and upper left-hand corner respectively. 

In the middle of the field, you'll see an indicator letting you know how many moves are left in your turn. At the bottom, directly under your character, you'll see an arrow with a number. This indicates how many creatures you have in reserve -- the ones that have returned to you after being defeated on the battlefield or after you've removed them.

Something important to note here is the shadows behind the portal barrier. These are creatures and equipment making their way to the field. The closer they are to hitting the field, the more the shadow will stand out.

Tips for a better game

As noted, early on in the game, all you really need to worry about is taking down the portals or the bosses as quickly as possible. However, as you progress, you'll need to pay close attention to creature placement and how you use your turn effectively. Now that you understand the basics of the game, we'll offer some tips that will help you get along in combat with more ease.

  • Be aware of creature placement.
    • Some creatures are labeled support for a reason, but in order for them to work effectively, they need to be near the creatures you're wanting them to affect. For instance, you can't have a creature that boosts HP on one side of the board and the creature attacking on the other.
    • It's also important to be aware of placement in relation to what's going on on the enemy board. Looking to take down the portal without much of a fight? Try to place your creatures in a clear lane. Worried one of the enemy creatures are too powerful to let go? Line everything up on it first.
    • Be sure to read the combat board as well and be aware of things like how much HP creatures and obstacles have. Since you can combine creatures to make even stronger ones, this gives you a chance to overpower your opponents.
  • Stack the odds in your favor from the start.
    • Once you have enough creatures, you will be able to choose just how you want your team built. Check those stats and make sure they compliment each other. Doing this will make things easier for you once in the combat phase.
  • Don't be afraid to pull creatures that are in the way.
    • A good thing about this game is that when one of your creatures leaves the board -- either because it's been killed or because you elected to remove it, it returns to you. You never have to worry about running out.
  • Check stats and level often
    • It's so easy with games like these to just keep playing and forget all about the maintenance-y stuff. But this game does function like an RPG and that means that if you don't stay on top of improving your creatures, you'll eventually hit a wall which will make the game annoying or no fun at all.
  • Take advantage of the side stuff
    • As any good RPG player will tell you, eventually just doing the regular quests won't be enough. Sooner or later, you're going to need to do some additional stuff to put yourself over the top. Luckily, if you look on your map, you'll see bounties, treasure caves, and dungeons. These won't be available right away, but when they are, make use of them. In a lot of cases, that's how you'll acquire things you need to progress.
    • You'll also be able to take advantage of daily quests. These can be found by clicking the treasure chest in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, along with daily login bonuses. Both will unlock after reaching a specific level -- 3 for the quests, 4 for the login bonus.
  • Watch those portal shadows.
    • You can tell from the silhouette what they are and being aware of their position in the portal will help you prepare for them before they arrive.

And there you have it, everything you need to know to get started in Legend of Solgard. Make good use of this and you should get plenty of enjoyment out of the game -- instead of hitting the wall of frustration we run into in so many games.

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Star Trek Adversaries Academy Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Take the Helm https://www.gameskinny.com/3uu6f/star-trek-adversaries-academy-guide-everything-you-need-to-know-to-take-the-helm https://www.gameskinny.com/3uu6f/star-trek-adversaries-academy-guide-everything-you-need-to-know-to-take-the-helm Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:26:18 -0400 RobertPIngram

In Star Trek Adversaries, players take the captain's seat in charge of their own flagship and fleet of smaller vessels. Using your personal-built deck of ships and crew members, you wage war against another player or the computer in a battle to destroy your opponent before they can destroy you. 

Jumping in From Other Games

Players familiar with Hearthstone and other games which have built off of the juggernaut's established structure will find Star Trek Adversaries to be an easy transition. Like those games, each player has a main class they're playing as (their flagship) with unique abilities. Each player deploys cards to the battlefield (ships) which include attack and defense ratings, and generally do damage both in attack and defense. Cards are paid for with energy from your pool, which starts out as just 1 on your first turn and increases by 1 each round; and each player seeks to deal enough damage to the enemy flagship to reduce its health to 0 and win.

In addition to the change of names for established game mechanics (Deathrattle becomes Core Breach, for example) there are four main areas where Adversaries differentiates itself from the crowd.

  • Flagship powers work differently than Hero powers. For starters, each ship has both a Special power and a more powerful Ultimate, instead of just one hero power. Additionally, instead of costing standard energy, your powers charge up on their own scale, with unspent card energy on your turn being transferred over to prepping your powers more quickly.
  • Each ship has slots to attach crew to upgrade it. The effects of a crew card can be basic, either increasing its attack if placed in a Commander slot, or its defense if placed in an Engineer slot, or more complex by adding keyword effects to the ship.
  • Each player can only have four ships in the playing area at a given time, fewer than in its competitors.
  • Ships on the battlefield can be retreated back into your hand, earning energy you can spend that turn to deploy a different ship.

Card Text Keyword Glossary

The most important part of getting started with a competitive card game is understanding what every card does. If you come across a word on a card and don't know what it means, you can't plan effectively, so check out this glossary to go into battle informed.

  • Bloodthirst: An effect triggered when the ship takes damage
  • Cloaking Device: Grants stealth on a ship if it did not act this turn
  • Core Breach: An effect triggered when the ship is destroyed
  • Commander: An effect which requires crew in the commander slot to be used
  • Disabled: Can't attack for one turn
  • Engineer: An effect which requires crew in the engineer slot to be used
  • Guardian: This ship must be destroyed before your flagship can be attacked unless this ship has stealth engaged
  • Haste: This ship does not require a round to get ready before attacking
  • Jamming: This ship does not take damage when initiating an attack
  • Modulating Shields: Prevents all damage from the first attack on this ship
  • Neutralize: Negates all effects on a target ship other than crew-based stat increases
  • Play: An effect triggered when a card enters the battlefield
  • Retreat: An effect triggered when a ship retreats 
  • Stealth: This ship can't be attacked directly. Attacking with this ship removes stealth.
  • Trample: Excess attack above the defense of the ship you attack is passed on to the enemy flagship

Choosing a Flagship

The first big choice when setting out to conquer space is which flagship you'll be taking control of.  Starting out you'll have access to six ships, three from the Federation and the three from the Klingons, but there are lots more to unlock. Every flagship has two unique powers and each can be powerful with the right supporting deck.

Federation Flagships

The NX Class specializes in bringing more ships onto the battlefield for an immediate offense. Its special move brings a 2/1 Shuttlepod Prototype with Haste into play, while its ultimate calls in a 5/1 Ganges Class with Haste. This is the Federation's most offensive starting flagship.

The Excelsior Class flagship is here to recycle your deck and take advantage of Adversaries' unique retreat function that grants energy in exchange for removing an active ship back into your hand. For its special, you can retreat a friendly ship while your ultimate allows you to retreat any ship in play.

The Constellation Class flagship excels at buffing your ships. Its special grants Modulating Shields to a ship with 4 or less attack, allowing it to take on an enemy once without taking damage. With the Ultimate, the Modulating Shields effect remains but a +4/+4 buff is also included making it an instantly formidable force.

Klingon Flagships

The QoJ Class Klingon flagship allows you to load your hand up with discounted cards. As a special, you can return a ship to your hand while lowering its cost by 2. This is particularly useful for ships with valuable Play abilities. The ultimate reduces the cost of every card in your hand by 2, an incredibly valuable move if you're at or near a full hand.

Players fielding a Raptor Class flagship use their opponent's aggression against them by taking advantage of Core Breach effects. The special calls forth a 2/1 Escort Transport, which in turn produces a 1/1 Rescue Transport when defeated. Calling on your ultimate grants a +4 attack to a ship, and makes its Core Breach effects trigger twice when destroyed.

Deck Building

Like most online competitive card games, the core of Star Trek Adversaries is the deck construction system. Using your pool of cards you can build a deck containing 30 of them to take into battle with you. The three essential elements of your deck to keep an eye on are card costs, your ship to crew ratio and your deck synergy.

Cost matters

The key to building an effective deck in Adversaries is balance. A deck full of 1 and 2-cost cards will let you flood the board early on as nearly every card you draw will be playable, but as energy levels get higher your ships will be overpowered as your opponent starts playing 5-energy cards or more. On the flip side, a deck of only expensive cards is formidable late in the game, but you're unlikely to survive long enough to put it to good use.

Thankfully the deck-building interface includes a handy gauge showing what types of card your deck includes. By shooting for a deck that is mostly average cost cards, between 2 and 4-energy, balanced out by fewer cheap cards to get started and expensive cards for the late game, you'll create a balanced and effective deck.

Balance your resources

Crew cards are useful tools for beefing up your ships, but they're useless without ships to put them in. If you load your deck up with too many crew members you'll constantly be dealing with a hand full of crew members and nothing to do with them.  You should avoid crossing into double-digits with your crew and ideally have at least three ships for each crew member.

Teamwork makes the dream work

The most important part of constructing your deck is having cards that work together. You can't choose what order you draw them, so it's important that every card has multiple other cards in the deck it works in concert with. For example, a deck with lots of Core Breach power cards and crew members capable of triggering Core Breach effects is a theme that creates a well-oiled machine on the battlefield.

Game Modes

Although there are plans to add additional modes, there are currently three ways to play Star Trek Adversaries.

Single Player Practice

The best way to test out a new deck without risking your ranking is to take it the practice arena and do battle with an AI opponent. Whether you're trying out a new strategy or simply don't want to take an online opponent at the time, practice mode is a stress-free way to get your feet wet.

Ranked Multi-Player

The heart of any online card game is the multiplayer ladder. In ranked play, you start out with a default rating for new players, and everything from that point forward comes down to your results in competitive matches. The client will match you up with opponents of a similar rank, and winning matches moves your ranking up while losing moves you down. This helps to keep online play fun as you will always have the best possible chance of getting a fair match-up.

Quark's Single Player Draft Holo-Suite

The offline draft mode is a fun way to experiment with new decks and try out cards you haven't had a chance to play, as well as a way to earn new cards and other perks. In a draft game, a player chooses a flagship then is put through 30 rounds of card drafting. In each round, the player is presented with three cards and chooses one to add to their deck. Once a full 30-card deck is constructed that deck is taken into battle against a series of AI opponents. Each time you win you will earn credits to spend on unlockable perks, but beware because three losses mean the end of your run and the loss of unspent tokens.

Drafting the right deck revolves on two key principals. Always enter with a plan, and don't be married to that plan. Having a goal in mind for your deck can help with decision making on those first few rounds, but don't make it your only priority. Whether there are simply no good cards for your plan, or great cards which don't fit it come out in the early rounds, you may have to change your plans. Once you have drafted five or six cards, you have enough in your deck to start basing future picks on maintaining synergy throughout the deck.

Filling Out Your Deck

Although the game starts you out with a starter set and a few free packs, if you want to open up your deck-building options you need more cards. As with all online card games, there's the option to purchase new packs, but you don't need to spend money to make your deck better. There are two simple ways to earn new cards by doing what you'd do anyhow -- playing the game!

Playing in Quark's drafting game is a great way to unlock new cards. Options available for purchase with Quark's credits include purchasing currency, replicators to make specific cards, or new packs to open.

If you prefer the standard game with your built decks, don't worry. Every player has missions they can take on in order to earn packs or currency. Missions range anywhere from playing certain types of cards to winning matches in certain game modes, so be sure to open your missions tab and see where you have the opportunity to earn before starting up your next match.

Star Trek Adversaries is a fun entry into the online card game sphere which puts its own twist on the established formula. Have you been playing Adversaries? Tell us about your favorite strategies in the comments.

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Stormfall: Saga of Survival Guide - Looting Dangerous Territories https://www.gameskinny.com/55qoq/stormfall-saga-of-survival-guide-looting-dangerous-territories https://www.gameskinny.com/55qoq/stormfall-saga-of-survival-guide-looting-dangerous-territories Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:03:41 -0400 Victoria B.

Welcome to Stormfall: Saga of Survival. Here, you are cast into exiled lands where you must  scavenge the world, construct your base, and face all manner of adversaries, including the bloodshot eyes you’ll get from binge playing this addictive mobile survival game throughout the night.

Hours can be poured into this virtual world since it takes time, thought, and skill to stay alive while exploring various locations, a large majority of which will be labeled too dangerous.

At first, you will want to avoid any location that has more than 2 skulls (danger ranking) when you begin playing, but you will eventually find the risk necessary. Warnings appear when you enter that suggest returning with better weapons and armor, but it is not a requirement to successfully plunder for treasure. If you don’t want to be limited to the same safe areas for weeks, you will need to venture out into unknown territory to collect better equipment.

The Benefits of Looting

Though there are plenty of ways to collect the four essentials: wood, stone, rush, and food, there are fewer opportunities to gather materials that do not automatically refresh in locations or come naturally from the earth.

Some of the tools you will need for crafting only come from looting chests and barrels, few of which can be found at low-risk areas. You may also find tools that are difficult to craft or otherwise impossible for you to acquire at your current level. Though gathering materials from the stone ridge, pine grove, or a normal forest can yield basic resources necessary for survival, looting is essential for advancing your character and base.

There are two main types of loot, chests and barrels. Barrels often (not always) provide resources, some of which are rare and can only be found by looting. Chests, on the other hand, will sometimes contain crafted materials such as armor and weapons.

If you want to progress faster and craft more useful items, you’ll need to get used to sneaking through more dangerous zones to acquire these gems. The higher the danger, the more valuable and extensive the loot will be.

Locations

The following are high loot areas from least difficulty to greatest. This list does not include locations that require items to enter.

Camps

These locations are good starting points if it is your first time in dangerous territory. Lootable items can be found in and around housing, but be wary of traps.

Raiders Hideout

Another location seemingly developed by humans is the Raider Hideout. This area is similar to camps but has more loot and more difficulty.

Chieftain’s Stronghold

These often store away powerful weapons, armor, and crafting materials. This location is for those who have practiced at the previous locations and are ready for a significantly more intimidating challenge.

Catacombs

These dark halls lead to enemies who deal hefty amounts of damage,, but it is one of the highest concentrations of loot in the game.

Dark Woods

Dark woods typically provide a useful amount of loot and plenty of resources along with packs of enemies breathing down your neck as you try to snag it all.

Cursed Forest

Cursed forests tend to have more loot than dark woods and the same amount of danger, but they have less wood resources.

Prepping

Before wandering into the unknown, there are a few things to keep in mind as you gear up at your base.

1. Make a list and check it twice

Your character cannot carry infinite materials and is quite limited on the amount of resources he or she can gather at one time. Therefore, you should make a checklist of what you need before heading out and stick to it. Any extra space you have left over can be filled with any additional items you find.

2. Organize your Chests

You’re going to find it a lot easier to make said checklist when you know what you already own. Build multiple chests for storage and label them to keep your materials organized and easy to find. You’ll be kicking yourself if you bring back items you already have stockpiled over other useful resources you could have stolen instead.

3. Only Bring the Necessities

Once you determine what you need, store your current inventory away. The only materials you should bring for treasure seeking are full health armor, weapons, and one or two large stacks of food to improve your health, hunger, and thirst while you’re away from home base.

All other resources, such as wood and stone, should be left behind. If you find yourself in a pinch and need to craft a tool, there are usually plenty of trees and stones at the majority of these locations for you to build on the fly.

Otherwise, you want to leave plenty of space open in your inventory for treasure.

4. Check Your Health and Home

It may seem simple, but it can easily slip your mind. Check your health, hunger, and thirst before you leave. Be sure that your curse is low as well to avoid attracting hordes of foes. Also, keep your crafting tables working on something while you are away to manage your time efficiently.

Surviving Unknown Territory

1. Be Stealthy

Slow and steady win the race. Stay crouched! It will take you more time to explore, but it will keep you alive.

2. Use your Map

Your map shows more than your character’s surroundings. Use it to spot enemies before they spot you. The map will show where they are roaming or facing and reveal cheats and barrels that aren’t in your line of sight.

3. Breaking In

Houses contain some of the best loot. Break down barriers from a safe distance and barge through doors, but be wary of traps, such as crossbows that can be destroyed.

4. One v. One 

If there is no other way to avoid an encounter, try luring creatures to the edge of the map, away from other enemies. This way your fighting does not attract nearby opponents.

5. Use the Land

If you are injured or hungry, use the food on the land before eating up all the cooked food you brought with you. Cooked food takes time to prepare and should only be used when you truly need it. Try to keep your health up with berries, onions, and meat you find along the way. You may not even have to use the resources you brought from your base.

6. Run you Fools 

Don’t be afraid to run if you are attracting too much attention. Running outside the barrier won’t negatively affect you, but staying to fight a battle you can’t win will most certainly lead to death. If you are forced to run, keep an exit root in mind. Cross the closest line to freedom rather than running through the map and adding a horde of enemies that will ultimately brutally kill you.

7. Creatures 101

You should know and understand the various enemies you could face on your adventures. If a creature is guarding loot, remember it's qualities before jumping into a fight to collect treasure. The following is a list of each threat you may face in danger zones.

  • Bone Breaker: He looks scary for a reason. This colossus enemy will chase you down with massive strides and deal as much as 25 damage. Avoid his line of sight unless you are heavily equipped with top notch gear.
  • Undead: They’re not alone. These nasty opponents come in packs and can be a hassle to deal with if you can’t fight one at a time. They can deal 10 damage and each hit inflicts 5 curse.They are mostly stationary though, so unless you are in their view, they shouldn’t be disturbed.
  • Bear: These predators often have a lot of health and drop more resources than other animals in the game. Similar to the undead, they tend to face one direction and move very little.
  • Wolves: Wolves are a common danger in risky zones. They meander, so don’t be surprised if one wanders towards you. Observe their patterns and stay out of sight. They attack fast and may have pack members nearby. Keep your guard up, and run if you attract too many.
  • Spiders: Spiders roam areas, so observe one’s patterns before sneaking past. If you are spotted, they will shoot venom from a long range, but you can usually outrun them. Don’t be caught in crowd of them though.
  • Frogs: Frogs don't deal a lot of damage, but they will add a curse to you. They also do not move unless they spot you.
  • Boars: The first opponent you may be introduced to are boars. They aren’t too challenging to defeat but will chase you down and create a ruckus, drawing in nearby wildlife.

Start Pillaging

If you navigate the loot filled zones with these strategies in mind and carefully think before taking actions, these locations will prove goldmines for tools and resources you would otherwise go without. Remember to...

  • Plan your trip in advance.
  • Use a stealthy approach
  • Know when to seek safety.

Happy pillaging, and good luck surviving as you push into the treacherous wilds of Stormfall: Saga of Survival!

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Tokyo Ghoul: re birth Heads West https://www.gameskinny.com/ysruj/tokyo-ghoul-re-birth-heads-west https://www.gameskinny.com/ysruj/tokyo-ghoul-re-birth-heads-west Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:21:04 -0400 Erroll Maas

Tokyo Ghoul: re invoke, a mobile game based on the Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul: re manga and anime series by Sui Ishida, is making its debut in the west as Tokyo Ghoul: re birth this fall.

Tokyo Ghoul: re birth will feature anime visuals with 2D illustrations and 3D models, as well as a tap combo battle system where players will be able to form a team of six characters from a selection of over 100 from both Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul: re. Three of the selected characters will be in the front line while the other three will be placed behind them.

re birth is also set to feature a leveling system where players can upgrade their characters to obtain special abilities. Territory Battles separate players into Humans and Ghouls as they battle to take over the different wards of Tokyo while ranking rewards.

Tokyo Ghoul: re birth is the second mobile game based on Tokyo Ghoul to be released in the West after Tokyo Ghoul: Dark War launched for iOS and Android earlier this year.

The first Tokyo Ghoul console game to release in the west, Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist, will launch for PlayStation 4 in Japan this winter and is set to release in North America and Europe in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PC. The second season of Tokyo Ghoul: re will premiere in October.

Tokyo Ghoul: re birth will launch on iOS and Android this fall. Interested players can pre-register on Google Play.

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Fortnite Season 5, Week 8 Battle Star Guide: Search Between Three Oversized Seats https://www.gameskinny.com/gf6fi/fortnite-season-5-week-8-battle-star-guide-search-between-three-oversized-seats https://www.gameskinny.com/gf6fi/fortnite-season-5-week-8-battle-star-guide-search-between-three-oversized-seats Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:36:07 -0400 Sergey_3847

Much like your quest for victory royale, the search for Battle Stars never ends in Fortnite. This week, you need to switch on all of your detective skills in order to reveal the location Season 5, Week 8 challenge. 

The only hint we have is to search between three oversized seats, which doesn't really say much. So, if you can't find all three seats on your own, then follow our quick guide below for their exact locations.

The first place you should be looking is located near Flush Factory, which contains the first oversized seat. Everybody knows the huge toilet seat at the entrance of the location, so while this is an easy find, keep an eye on your six for sniper fire or marauding enemies. 

The next place to look is also a popular one. It can be found to the northwest of Flush Factory. There you will find a giant wooden chair with a treasure chest on top. It's so big that you simply can't miss it. Get your skin over there and pick it up. 

However, while the first two chairs are easy to find, the third seat is really hard to find. From Flush Factory, go northeast and enter a small yard with crates. If you look closely, you will notice that the crates are piled on top of each other in a way that forms a giant seat, which is exactly what you're looking for.

Now you can combine all three of these locations and figure out the exact spot of the Week 8 Battle Star. It's on top of the hill between the three above-mentioned locations (indicated by a red dot on the map above).

Pick up the battle star, do a little dance, and make a little progress to not only completing all of this week's challenges, but leveling your battle pass. 

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This is one of the hardest challenges this week, but with this guide, it should be rather simple -- as long as you don't get fragged or caught in a firefight. For other Fortnite guides at GameSkinny, take a look at the list below:

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