Minecraft Mod- Hexxit

Hexxit is a modpack that was added to the Technic Launcher in 2013 on  June 21 at 11:00 AM (I don’t know what TimeZone this was sorry). It varies from being a adventure modpack being it has Better Dungeons (there is no wikia for Better Dungeons so that is close enough) to a building/crafting modpack being it has Tinkers Construct. It consists of 67 mods ranging from CodeChickenCore through to Project Zulu, Hexxit consists of a few of it’s own Hexxit mods and lots of other mods.

In Hexxit you can build, explore, destroy and even do stuff you never imagined in Vanilla Minecraft, being Hexxit has Better Dungeons it adds a lot more variety to the game adding Pirates, Mummies and, even a few new bosses.  Tinkers Construct adds more crafting recipes and makes crafting a little easier and a little more difficult, making flint and sand to crafting and other stuff that has never been used to craft tools and also adds new crafting table things making crafting a little more exciting.

So more onto my favourite mods in Hexxit (I have already explained Tinkers Construct and Better Dungeons).

Hexxit Gear-

Due to adding only armor this is not a major mod in Hexxit.

2013-07-22 12.02.44Hexxit Gear, Shown Scale, Thief, Tribal from left to right.

Gadget.RXPhoto by Gadget.RX
While all four pieces of the Scale armor, the player gets infinite Strength, Resistance I, and Fire Resistance II potion effects which is excellent for melee combat, And the Nether due to the Fire Resistance.
Whereas when wearing all four pieces of the Thief armor are equipped, the player gets  infinite Strength and Night Vision potion effects. The armor set also gives  the wearer increased movement speed, being more than double the usual speed. This is excellent for scouting due to the speed boost-having being harder for mobs to hit you-and night vision.
Whilst wearing the full set of Tribal armor, the player gets infinite Night Vision, Strength, and Jump Boost III potion effects. This armor is good for rangers because of the jump boost if you jump whilst shooting with bow it does critical damage) and night vision, but can also serve as a melee set.
Adding a whole dimension this has quite a major factor in the Hexxit modpack. It is an endless world like the normal Minecraft world but, the difference is the Twilight Forest is densely forested and has a few more dungeons, and has a mythological/fairytale feel to it
To make the Twilight Portal you need 1 diamond, 2 water buckets and at least 9 natural things; Mushrooms, Flowers and, Saplings. dig out a 2×2 square IN DIRT and make an infinite water source with your buckets now put the Natural plants down around the water source and drop the diamond in there and zap lightning hits the water and turns it into a Twilight Portal (does not consume the buckets).
The Twilight Forest is a whole new dimension so it adds quite a bit of stuff but, here is are some of my favourite features.
The Minoshroom:

Minoshroom2 Mino shroom Minotaur Axe

AmphioxusAll photos by Amphioxus
The Minoshroom is a mini-boss in the Twilight forest that can either be found in the prison of the labyrinth dungeon or can be summoned by going into creative or getting the spawn egg from NEI (Not Enough Items). The Minoshroom has Health points 120 (HeartFull.pngx 60), Attack strength(Melee) 5 (HeartFull.pngHeartFull.pngHeartHalf.png) (Charging) 7 (HeartFull.pngHeartFull.pngHeartFull.pngHeartHalf.png+ possible fall damage), he attacks by either melee-ing you or by charge attacking in which has a chance of throwing you into the air.
The Minoshroom is quite difficult to kill, and it protects a valuable treasure trove. Once he sees you, he will rage at you, however don’t worry, he cannot break out of his prison. The Minoshroom can do great amount of damage, so it is advised to be very careful while battling the creature.  (Some people either put blocks around themselves or destroy only one of the fences [I find this cheating and taking the fun out of the fight])
When you kill him you will get the well deserved Minotaur Axe (when using the Minotaur Axe without sprinting, it deals 7 health [3.5 hearts] of damage, effectively equivalent to a Diamond Sword’s attack power. When the Minotaur Axe is used while sprinting, a full 14 health [7 hearts] of damage is dealt) and 3-5 Meef Stroganoff, there are also 4 chests in each corner of his lair containing valuable items which can include maze maps.
Ok so I think thats enough for today here is a video on Hexxit:

 

 

My Speech of Albert Eistein (2011)

Today I am going to do a speech on Albert Einstein. He was born on March 14th 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany he died 1955 (aged 76).

During his stay at the Patent Office, and in his spare time, he produced much of his remarkable work and in 1908 he was appointed Privatdozent in Berne. During his stay at the Patent Office, and in his spare time, he produced much of his remarkable work and in 1908 he was appointed Privatdozent in Berne.

In 1909 he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post.

In 1921 he was awarded the noble prize in physics he got it for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.

He became a German citizen in 1914 but remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and immigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945.

After World War II, he was a leading figure in the world government movement, he was offered the Presidency of the State of Israel, which he declined, and he collaborated with Dr. Chaim Weizmann in establishing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

If I had any question I could ask him, it would be why did you turn down the offer to be second president of the state Israel?

In his free time as a kid, he played the violin and as an adult, he liked to think alone or discus his thoughts with other scientists.

He co-invented a type of refrigerator with no moving parts, a self adjusting camera, an electro magnetic pump and a sound replicating device.

He had a wife named Mileva maric they had two sons named Hans Albert (1904) and Eduard (1910).They also had a daughter before there marriage Leiserl (1902). They got married January 6th 1903.

Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is a 2013 video game  developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the prequel to the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City, and the third installment in the Batman: Arkham series. It was released worldwide on October 25, 2013.

Arkham City is based 5 years before Arkham City. And views from the perspective of a younger and more enlightened Batman, In which case has a bounty on his head by Criminal Crime Lord Black Mask  . And has the 8 best assassins in the world (The Veteran Mercenary Deathstroke, Unrivaled Marksman Deadshot, Spanish Super Solider Bane, UnStable Pyromaniac Firefly, The  Electrocutioner armed with Shock Gloves, Unmatched Lady Shiva, And the mysterious Copperhead.) (And Black Masks assistant Killer Croc).

The game still features the tactics and detective work of the other two games however, Batman is able to take more damage and deal more damage being he is younger.

I think tthis game will be an A-m-a-z-i-n-g game I enjoyed Arkham City but haven’t played Asylum, I believe it will be tying for #1 game 2013 along with Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag.

Game Review- Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Recently I bought Lord of the Rings: War in the North. I got home tried to install it and, then I reaslised you need Steam (a game distribution client) to install it. I did everything I had to to get Steam then when it was done I downloaded the game. It took about 15 minutes (some game time wasted), when it finished I played it but it was really laggy for some reason and wouldn’t load, it wouldn’t let me go to task manager so I desided best to turn the computer of and start again. When the computer had finished loading up. Running up and down the hallway, I slipped over my own foot. Walking back into the computer room, I tried again, alot faster thankfully!

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War in the North features 3 characters of different protagonists (main character(new word!) Each of different classes Champion (Warrior) , Lore-Master (Mage) , Ranger (Rogue).

Eradan; is the ranger and is a Dúnadan,(“man of the west”) He is by far the most adaptable player and can use a variety of weapons: two-handed sword, a sword and shield, dual wield weapons or a bow. He has many stealth abilities making him able to sneak up on enemies and assassinate them.

 

Farin; the Champion hails from Erebor, of all 3 characters he is most skilled in melee attacks, he also wields a cross-bow. And can mine gems if necessary.

 

Andriel; the Elven Lore-Master hails from Rivendell and taught by Elrond, uses magic as a defence and offence but, can duel wield a sword and her staff which can be used to melee attack enemies. Her abilities include offensive and supportive spells but, she possesses melee abilities and may be leveled up to become a battlemage if the player wishes.

 

Storyline:

Spoilers!

Chapter 1:

As soon as Eradan, Andriel and Farin enter the ruins of Fornost they are attacked by a group of Orcs and Goblins.  After cleaning the main gate, they fall through the floor and end up in the pits under Fornost. There they hear an animal screaming.  After finding their way out of the pits, they find the source of the noise a giant Eagle. The three heroes unchain the Eagle and kill it’s jailers. The Eagle introduces himself as Belarum, a servant of Gwaihir (Lord of the Eagles) who gathered news but was taken out of the air by siege engines and sorcerers. Together the Eagle and the three heroes make a plan; while Belarum would attract the enemy’s attention, Eradan, Andriel and Farin would make their way up to the battlements to destroy the siege weapons. The plan works out succesful. As all siege weapons aswell as two Orc sorcerers are destroyed. The player, furthermore, obtains a scroll with unreadable text.

 

Information:

Developers: SnowBlind Studios,  Feral Interactive

Publishers: Warner Bros, Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive

Composer: Inon Zur

Engine: Dark Alliance Engine

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Cloud online

Released:

  • NA November 1, 2011
  • EU November 9, 2011
  • AUS November 23, 2011

OS X
September 18, 2013

Distribution: Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital distribution, Cloud computing

Modes: Single Player, Co-Op, Multiplayer
 

Book Review: ‘The False Prince’

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)‘The False Prince’ is Book 1 of the Ascendance trilogy, The False Prince being book 1 is obviously the best, I have not read The Shadow throne yet (book 3) being it is not out yet. The main characters name is Sage. Sage is a 14 years old boy who is a poor orphan. Very daring and sarcastic always stealing from merchants. He also rebels against authority such as Carthyan guards.

Storyline:

Sage lives in an orphanage owned by Mrs. Turbeldy an old yet strong women who’s husband is a noble (Richman). One day a noble named Connor comes to the orphanage looking for a child to take to his mansion, Mrs Turbeldy has been trying to get rid of Sage for many years so she says take Sage so he does. He collects 3 other orphan boys from other orphanages to take with him… Read the book for more!

I loved this book because once it got into the story it was a total page turner and I couldn’t put it down, action packed on every page and, a big cliff hanger right at the end when you don’t want it.

Read the book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shadow Throne

Oculus Rift!

The Oculus Rift is a Virtual 3D gaming system in which is a HMD (Head Mounted Display). You can plug it in and sync it with your web cam and then play any game that is compatible with Oculus Rift, such as Minecraft or Half Life 2 (Lots of other games available and or in the process). And is compatible with: Windows, Linux and OS X meaning that if you have an Apple Mac or HP you cannot use Oculus Rift.

The Oculus Rift is a 7 inch (the prototype was 5.6 inch) retangluler screen that you put over your eyes and the picture of the game comes up on the screen,  the left eye sees extra area to the left and the right eye sees extra area to the right. This copies normal human vision, which does not 100% overlap either, although the overlap area is smaller on the Rift than in real life. It ways approximately weighs 379g (the prototype wieghed  90 grams left and was increased due to the increase of the screen size).

The resolution is 1280×800 (16:10 aspect ratio), which leads to an effective of 640×800 per eye (4:5 aspect ratio). However, since the Rift doesn’t feature a 100% overlap between the eyes, the combined horizontal resolution is effectively greater than 640. The image for each eye is shown in the panel as a pincushion type image that is then corrected by the headset, generating a spherical-mapped image for each eye. The panel’s resolution is expected to be upgraded to at least 1920×1080 for the final consumer version.

Here is a video using the Oculus Rift and explaining it a little more:

‘Take Back the Night’

 

Last week I went on Youtube, then I went onto CaptainSparklez user page and found that he had posted a new song called ‘Take Back the Night’. I thought this is pretty good so I read the discription and found out that it is an original song it’s not a parody of any song it may have the same name as one of Jutin Timberlakes songs (I don’t like Justin Timberlake I just looked up ‘Take Back the Night’ and it came up with Justin Timberlake) but it is still an origianl song!

So anyway, CaptainSparklez made this song with a few other people ; BootstrapBuckaroo, SlamaCow Creations, CaptainSparklez (animators), TryHardNinja (wrote and performed the song), Doc Ex Music  and, Jerry Farley (produced the song) ( niether are Youtubers so no link sorry).

‘Take Back the Night’ is a sequal to ‘Fallen Kingdom‘ (a parody to ColdPlay’s ‘Viva La Vida’). Where the King looks up all of the monsters then a thief breaks them out and they destroy the kingdom. The storyline to ‘Take Back the Night’ is the King’s son survived the attack on the castle and a nearby village goes to see if there is are any survivors and they see the boy undderneath the ruble and they get him and take him to the village.

Watch the video for more!!

 

 

What did you think? Leave a comment to tell me!

Persuasive Writing- Why Smoking Should be Illegal

Can you imagine someone dying every 7 seconds from one single preventable thing? Well that’s what’s happening in America, over 43.8 million people smoke in America, 440 000 of them will die by the end of this year. Although some people think it’s cool and can help relieve stress and make you healthier, others like me think it should be against the law.

 

In cigarettes there are over 4 000 chemicals! Scientists have discovered over 43 chemicals that were kept secret and the scientists found that each of the 43 are likely to cause cancers, diseases and, tumors. Smoking causes many diseases and cancers including: lung cancer, Heart disease/cancer, bad nails, bad breath, bad teeth, kidney problems, and lung problems (Lung Failures). Also, it can cause Emphysema a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness. Smoking causes around 87% of lung cancer deaths in men and around 83% of lung cancer deaths in women in the United Kingdom.

 

Passive Smoking, passive smoking is when somebody exhales while smoking and the smoke comes out and somebody close breaths in the smoke and it goes into their lungs causing everything that normal smoking would cause, meaning that Passive smoking is smoking in itself. Passive smoking can affect children, pets and the smoke (if you smoke inside) can damage your furniture and belongings making them paler and less comfortable. Even if you try to blow the smoke away it can still be carried in the wind and the people nearby will most likely breath the smoke in.

 

The Cost, in 2012, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs around $14.50. That means if you smoke a pack a day you will spend more than $5,000 a year on cigarettes!

In 2012, a 30g packet of loose tobacco costs around $31.50. Someone smoking a pouch a week would spend more than $1 600 a year on tobacco. That means you would be spending approximately $6 600 a year on all of the things used to make a cigarette. The average amount spent by New Zealands’ 750 000 smokers in 2007 was approximately $2 135 each per year, of which approximately $1 500 was tax revenue. If you were to quit smoking you could use the money for better things like a better education for your child(ren), your rent, the non essential but things you must have or even paying off your mortgage faster.

Every year more and more teenagers and middle aged people start smoking… Most will keep smoking some will quit but, they will all have the chance of getting cancer. An average of 440 000 people die every year from smoking. A preventable thing! That is why I think smoking should be illegal.

NEW UPDATE!!! (Clash of Clans)

So… On the 29th of July the  “Witch Update” was released adding as you would know a witch. Other things also include level 6 Wall Breakers and lots more in which I will list:

Dark Barracks level 5 upgrade available, unlocks the Witch

New unit: The Witch has been added! Trained in the black magic of necromancy, the Witch reanimates the skeletons of dead warriors, commanding her undead horde (only 5 undead for each Witch 🙁 ), she’s a fearsome sight in battle!

Knock down immovable objects with the unstoppable force of level 6 Wall Breaker! (unfortunately looks the same as level 5)

Share your coolest battle replays with your clan members in clan chat! You may share one replay with your clan every 30 minutes.

You can now temporarily mute a player in global chat. Their messages won’t be displayed on your screen

Top Players leaderboard now displays “Attacks Won” and “Defenses Won” statistics, similarly to League rankings

Your opponent’s name and clan are now visible during a replay

Decreased Hog Rider’s housing space requirement from 6 to 5

Increased Valkyrie’s attack damage all levels

Decreased Valkyrie’s training cost  of levels 1, 2 and 3

Decreased the upgrade cost of Dark Barracks levels 2, 3 and 4 (fortunately for me I just got Valkyrie’s 😉

And many-many other small tweaks and fixes

I will write new posts about them too!

 

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

This year Ubisoft will be releasing yet another Assassin’s Creed game. It shall be released on Xbox360, Playstation 3 and WiiU on October 29th 2013 and it will be released on Xbox1, Playstaion 4 an PC on (Rumored) December 31, 2013. This game of Assassin’s Creed will venture throughout piracy and Abstergo (Desmond Miles prison place in the first few games).

WARNING SPOILERS-

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag- is an upcoming action-adventure game, and the sixth main installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. A sequel to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III, the game will see the player take on the role of an Abstergo Industries research analyst as they explore the story of Edward Kenway  father to Haytham Kenway also grandfather to Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor) and an ancestor of Desmond MilesAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be set primarily on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700 to the early1800 (18th century), with three major cities consisting of HavanaNassau and Kingston.

Gameplay:

Black Flag’s combat has been upgraded to include free tacticle aiming. While previous Assassin’s Creed Games relied on the game’s built-in auto aim, in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, players will be able to just aim and fire, similar to third-person shooters.

Dual-wielding weapons has also been implemented, with Edward being able to carry four flintlock pistols and be able to use them all together, killing up to four people with the  gunshots in a combo of attacks to take the enemies down. Aside from the pistols and his Hidden Blades, Edward can equip dual cutlass swords and chain their attacks together. Other weapons include a blowpipe with multiple effected darts or projectiles and rope darts, so he can swing down from building to building or climb up. Accompanying this, the stealth system has been stated to return and to be encouraged in the game. Full-on underwater combat system has also been developed for Black Flag, including animals such as sharks and whales.

 

I did have the trailer on my blog then I watched it again and found an inappropriate thing for my blog. So you can just go on Youtube to watch it.