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The Lowdown: CSGO Update 1.36.02

The Lowdown: CSGO Update 1.36.02

Last September 11, Valve released Update 1.36.02 for CSGO. It was a significant patch for the game, so if in case you haven’t been caught up to speed with the new set of changes in Valve’s in-house real life-inspired shooter, read up before you get back in the crossfire.

Trading CSGO Skins in China is Allowed

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Perhaps the biggest change in this update isn’t something that would only affect Chinese players. In fact, CSGO has become free-to-play in China if users verify their identity through Perfect World, a game hosting service (similar to China’s version of Steam). Once that’s done, players will not only be able to play the game without any charges but also receive “Prime” status, which means they’ll only have matches with players that also have Prime status.

With Update 1.36.02, Chinese players will finally be able to trade among themselves. For gamers playing CSGO via Perfect World will no longer have to buy from Steam whenever they want CSGO Skins, cases, or keys.

Smoked and Aimpunched

Update 1.36.02 has fixed a game-breaking glitch on smoke grenades. Before the patch, players were able to make the smoke from the grenade as clear as vapor by simply renaming a few shader files. Thankfully, this was corrected; now, players can no longer tamper with game files but are still be able to connect. Anyone who tries to get down and dirty will receive an error message. If you’re thinking of using this exploit to gain an unfair advantage, don’t count on it.

Another significant development is the reduced unarmored aimpunch. For those unfamiliar with the mechanic, aimpunch is a mechanic that enables unarmored player’s to aim flinches whenever someone gets hit. A player get rewards for taking offensive action and penalizes them for not wearing armor.  However, with this update, while aimpunch will still mess up affected players’ aims, it will no longer be as punishing as before, making it less rewarding for their enemies.

The next focus of the gameplay tweaks in Update 1.36.02 is in the use of pistols. The goal of these changes is to promote the use of pistols, especially with skilled players. Front and center of this development are two pistol models: the Glock and P250.

Handguns Getting Handier

The Glock has been made to be more about getting up close and personal since it’s now better suited for accurate players who prefer close-quarters shootouts. To make it even more suited to this new role, the pistol’s base damage has also been elevated, but its damage, when shot from longer distances, is reduced. Also, its accuracy when fired and moving has been improved. Overall, on top of receiving a more defined usage, the Glock has been given a buff.  A well-deserved one at that because it’s the simplest and one of the most reliable pistols in the game.

Meanwhile, the P250 is the exact opposite of the Glock. In fact, the P250 is now mostly for longer-distance engagements, in particularly against unarmored enemies. The damage, both baseline and at longer distances, has gone up; however, armor penetration and accuracy while moving have reduced, and not as stellar as Glock’s.

Allowing China’s CSGO players to trade cheap CSGO Skins and tweaking two pistols to make them more distinct, Update 1.36.02, has made positive changes even though it’s not a big patch. Hopefully, Valve would continue giving the player base meaningful updates like this so that CSGO can continue to be one of the best first-person shooters out there.

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Basic But Helpful: PUBG Tips You Should Keep In Mind

Basic But Helpful: PUBG Tips You Should Keep In Mind

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) has become big with 10 million players. With a huge player base, how will you have a competitive advantage over the rest in this every-man/woman-for-him/herself battle royale? Well, with a few simple but useful tips so that you’ll last longer in combat. Heck, you might even be the last one standing.

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The Speed You Are Falling

The start of a PUBG match is a race to the bottom. You’ll go faster and one of the first to hit the ground running to get items and a gun. So, how do you do that even though players are falling at the same rate? Simple: by pointing your character straight toward the ground. You’ll be able to achieve the maximum of 234 kilometers per hour.

The Building Dilemma in PUBG

The first thing many players do right after landing on the map is to enter a building to look for stuff or ambush players who are looking for things. Always assume that someone else is already in a building, even if the game has just begun. However, it doesn’t mean that you’re no longer going to enter buildings. Entering places is important, especially if you feel like you’ll manage to get the loots and weapons inside. Just be on your toes so that they, not you, will be the one that gets surprised with an ambush. Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid confrontation is the plane’s flight path. By taking note of where the plane flew over, you’ll be able to know which areas (especially buildings) are going to have other players, and which ones won’t.

Running for Your Life

Aside from getting weapons and items, it’s essential to be fast in open areas. The faster you’re, the likelier you’re to secure items and get away from danger. If you’re on foot, go unarmed, or with a pistol or a grenade in your hand so that you can sprint. The best option is to go with a pistol since you won’t be empty-handed in case someone attacks, or you encounter someone that can be taken out easily.

Another way to get around the map quickly is by car. Don’t be too enthusiastic about getting one. There might be players that are using cars as a trap to ambush you. If you think that the coast is clear, get yourself a ride. Similar to driving a car in real life, you shouldn’t get off a running car. In PUBG, if you get off a car running above 20km/h, it’s going to hurt or even kill you. On the other hand, getting off from a car driving below 20km/h could give you a second chance at life and with fewer scars.

When running is not an option, hide. The question is if you’re out in the open, where should you hide? Simple: the grass because it will be harder for the enemies to spot you. Plus, if you have a long-rang weapon, you can take out opponents without them seeing it coming.

All right, this is a small fraction of the tips you can and should use to come out of PUBG on top. Something is better than nothing. In a game battle royale, baby steps can make an impact.

Easy to Miss Basics: OSRS Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

Easy to Miss Basics: OSRS Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

Despite being a decade-old game with features ten years behind the base game, Old School RuneScape (OSRS) has some tips that even some long-time players probably don’t know exist. Perhaps you don’t know all the tricks of the trade that’s why we’re giving you the lowdown. Read up and make your OSRS life easier with these pointers.

Gold Amulets for Sale

Gold is one of the most significant resources players should have in the game. It’s important for players to get a chunk of gold as early as possible. Earning gold in earlier levels, however, can be time-consuming, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t simpler ways like crafting gold amulets.

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In fact, crafting gold is doable with F2P players, which requires only level 8 Crafting, and its time improves the skill in question. Aside from the necessary skill level, you need gold bars and an amulet mold to craft gold amulets. Gold bars cost 93 Old School RuneScape Gold points, while gold amulets are usually sold for 159G, a 66GP profit. Once you start racking in lots of OSRS Gold, it will feel rewarding.

Going for Cheap Wine

In real life, wine is pricey. On the other hand, in OSRS, wine is much cheaper than lobsters and expensive fish. So, what does wine have to do with those two items? Well, lobsters and fish are what players usually buy so that they can use safe space spots again when they’re training for Range or Magic. Although lobsters are 200GP and only restore 11HP, wine is a whopping forty times cheaper for 5GP, and it heals just as much. The downside is that it reduces attack by 2. Then again, since you’re investing in Range and Magic, it’s safe to say that it’s your bread and butter to your combat game, so this shouldn’t be problematic.

Your Cat for Death

Selling your pet cat for Death runes may seem like a cold thing to do, but if you’re focused oriented and not too sentimental, then go for it. First, knock out Gertrude’s Cat quest. Afterward, you’ll be able to sell your cat for Death runes to a citizen in West Ardougne. The older your cat is the more runes. A fully-grown cat fetches for 200 Death Runes. It’s considerably easier to grow a cat since it only takes three hours for a cat to become fully developed. In that span of time, you’ll have to pet the cat and feed it sardines. Then, you sell it. Somewhat sad, but hey, it works.

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Unlimited Tokens

If you want tokens at the Warrior’s Guild but don’t want to spend tokens to earn more, there’s an easy way to handle it. First, have 100 tokens to enter the Cyclops Room (don’t worry because you won’t use a single token). To pull off this trick, just enter the room, kill one of the Cyclops, go back out, and reenter. Since the one-limit timer starts every time you get in, you won’t consume any tokens.

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Something to consider if you’re not aware, you can prayer-flick more than one prayer at a time (three to be exact). A solid combination includes (1) Attack Prayer, (2) Defense Prayer, and (3) Strength Prayer.

These handy and not-so-well-known OSRS tips can step up your gameplay. Even though these tips aren’t groundbreaking, they’ll make your life easier, so give them a shot.

League of Legends is Here to Stay

League of Legends is Here to Stay

League of Legends (LoL), is an MOBA similar to DOTA but different. LoL is easier to learn and more accessible. Plus, it’s not as punishing as DOTA. Also, there are new heroes in the game that have more of a generic-feeling than the heroes in DOTA. With a larger hero pool, a rotating free hero system allows players to cycle through all the heroes without paying. The wait time is about a one month or so to cycle through all of them. You can use a hero that isn’t free by paying for them to get unlocked (it depends on whether you like a challenge or prefer a consecutive match).

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The Significance of LoL Items

LoL items (the way it’s usually understood) is purely situational, and they don’t carry over to the next rounds of LoL. Players can earn gold that can be spent to buy items to boost a champion. As the game progresses, you can upgrade items. However, the items are only accessible until the game ends. When a new game starts, for example, the item used or gold that was earned in the last game doesn’t carry over. Those tradable items become Riot points (an in-game currency to buy hero skins and champions).

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Do you want a champion that’s locked? Buy them with Riot points. Don’t like how they look? Buy skins and/or chroma to change how your heroes look with a unique scheme. In fact, you can even change the character’s voice. Ward skins are available for purchase if you prefer having an unconventional appearance. There are bundles you can only buy with Riot Points, which provide a set of champions, skins, and runes. Boosts can be bought to increase how much Summoner Exp or Influence Points players gain.

The question is, “What’s the point of having more Summoner Exp or Influence Points?” Well, Summoner Exp unlocks Rune slots as you gather more. However, it also decreases the number of Influence Points that allow players to buy champions that haven’t been unlocked. Keep in mind that you’ll need more IP when Riot Points are used. You can also buy individual Runes with IP, which cannot be done with RP. In contrast, you can’t buy bundles or ward skins with IP.

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LoL Account: Enjoy the Perks

There are two ways to get an account: (1) create an account on the official website, or (2) buy League of Legends accounts from gamers. Dealing with players provides an advantage since you won’t start from scratch. Whatever the owner(s) have unlocked (champions or skins), you’ll receive. The account’s Summoner Exp will also carry over, so there are more Rune slots and/or pages. Any unspent RP or IP carries over.

Consider that some sites and sellers who provide accounts aren’t honest. Be careful from where you buy items or accounts. On the other hand, there is one reliable network with legitimate sellers: PlayerAuctions. We are the safest and easiest player to player network to buy, sell, and trade accounts. Grab some LoL items and take your game to another level with a LoL account. Dominate the league!

Looking Forward to World of Warcraft Events

Looking Forward to World of Warcraft Events

Events add a new layer to gameplay, giving players a much-needed break from grinding. Some even give event exclusive items that become more valuable as time passes. Events also increase interest for World of Warcraft (WoW), attracting amateur and veteran players. Keep in mind that events can be weekly, monthly, or even holidays. Blizzard planned an event-packed month for May, where citizens of Azeroth celebrate.

5 World of Warcraft Events in May

  1. Children’s Week: a Battleground bonus event where players receive Honor at an increased rate.

  1. PVP Brawl: capture the flag at Warsong Gulch.

  1. Darkmoon Faire: showing sights from all around Azeroth and beyond, as well as games that test the mind and courage of players.

  1. Legion Dungeon: final bosses drop an extra item upon defeat.

  1. Spring Balloon Festival: a three-day mini holiday was active.

The 2 Ongoing Events

The two current events are the Pet Battle, and the PVP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk.

  1. Pet Battle: triples the experience for gaining pets, so go out and battle (same applies to the PVP Brawl in Pandaria).

  1. PVP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk: players must grab a ball from either the center, northern, or southern areas of the map, and then go to the enemy base. From there, players can attempt either a long range shot or go for the dunk, while trying to avoid enemies from killing them. These two events end on May 23, so take the chance now before it’s too late.

Upcoming Events

As May is coming to an end, Cataclysm dungeons will be open every three weeks for the Timewalking event. Players can revisit the dungeons from the Cataclysm expansion, and gain loot from those dungeons scaled to the character’s natural level. The event will be open for characters level 86 and above. Timewalking is an excellent opportunity to gather World of Warcraft Gold since these items cannot be obtained anywhere else.

On the 27th of May, the Glowcap Festival will take place in Zagarmarsh. Help the sporelings keep the great Fshoo alive. You never know, they might reward you with amazing things. Lastly, there’s an Arena Skirmish Event that will roll over to June. While the event is active, players earn Honor faster through Arena Skirmishes.

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Is there Anything Else?

Weekly events rotate every week, and the dungeons for another expansion will be available for Timewalking in another three weeks. PVP Brawls rotate roughly every two weeks. Besides, there are several micro-holidays throughout those periods where players won’t run out of things to do. It gives them something else to break the grind of leveling up and gathering WoW Gold. Expect more events to come this year. Happy adventuring!

PoE Currency and the Skill System Set It Apart

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Path of Exile (PoE) is an MMO that’s highly inspired by Diablo II. It borrows gameplay and graphical elements, but ultimately, it’s a different game from Diablo. Choose from six different classes and one unlockable class. Players control their character through mouse clicks from an overhead view. Then they can explore Wraeclast and its various dungeons. Encampments, the game’s analog to towns, are hubs where players can meet and see each other, while dungeons are instanced to a player or group. While the storyline appears as somewhat dull, certain gameplay elements set it apart from other MMOs, especially the skill system, and the game’s economy.

The Skill System

Skills are earnable through crystals that players can put in equipment slots. As long as the crystal can be attached to an item socket, any class of character can use any skill. One caveat, though, is that slots and crystals are color coded. If the colors don’t match, then the crystal won’t fit, and the skill isn’t usable. The color variations force players to choose their equipment and abilities carefully because a better piece of equipment could be unsuited with the current skill set. Also, these talents are modifiable with support gems and passive skills, to an extent.

Passive skills are the general proficiencies earned through leveling up, and in some cases, as a quest reward. However, the passive skill tree is massive. In the spirit of player freedom, any character can potentially learn any ability. The problem is that there’s only a limited amount of skill points achievable. Trying to specialize or capitalize on one kind of playstyle could result in a character that’s not well-rounded. Skill resets are rare too, further hammering the importance of good decision making in choosing skills and equipment.

The Economy

There is no PoE currency (i.e., no in-game monetary system). Trade revolves around bartering certain items. These things are not random pieces of junk. Instead, stuff functions as equipment enhancers. Some effects are randomized, and results may vary when using them. Anyhow, items range from orbs, scrolls, shards, and fragments. They are easy to collect and useful as a major bartering resource.

With PoE’s financial system in place, there’s bound to be differences in prices. Let’s say Player A trades 3 orbs for armor, while Player B trades 5 orbs for the same armor. Both transactions are legal with a rate that both participants agree on. Some might think this is unfair, but as long as players are savvy and track the relative prices of items, good deals won’t be too hard to find.

Even though it’s highly discouraged, there’s a PoE currency trading market that utilizes real money, which makes it a convenient source for orbs, scrolls, and so on. With convenient, in-demand items and money, comes honesty and fraud. Anyone who gets caught with those unsavory individuals online is likely to lose money. Luckily, there are strong trading platforms. In fact, PlayerAuctions is the top dog for buying, selling, and trading online gaming products and services.

Path of Exile Leaves a Thumbprint

Many gamers are calling PoE as the “spiritual successor” of Diablo. No wonder why the game is still going strong in the MMO community. Building on what was established and putting a new spin to it makes PoE a great game. With its lush graphics, solid gameplay, and unusual skill system, any type of player can find something to enjoy. Besides, it’s free-to-play game to download. Let’s save the best for last: PlayerAuctions has some offers for PoE coins. Select what works best for you!