Thursday, September 23, 2010

More HoN Tricks and Help!

I haven't been able to post in awhile, school being as chaotic as it is around midterms, but I've got some spare time now and I've decided to spend it on my neglected blog. So here is some more recommended reading for HoN players.

Those new to HoN will be hearing/reading a lot of terms that they may not understand. It took me awhile to figure out what it meant to 'b', or call 'misses'; with the help of this guide you'll have all the lingo down.

This guide has a lot of good information on general strategy to winning a game, such as countering your opponents picks to pushing towers and dominating team fights. This is a must read for anyone hoping to improve their PSR.

Wondering if you should get Ghost Marchers or Steam Boots, or whether Shaman's Headdress or Helm of the Black Legion would do you more good in team fights? This guide gives some good rules to follow when considering what items to invest in.

Alright, that's probably enough help for now, remember to keep reading, and soon enough you too will be getting quad kills and annihilations!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Some quick general strategy tips.

The quickest way to go from noob to pwn is to understand the general strategy, even if you don't have the skills to carry a game to victory, you can still do as much for your team as the carry.

It's important. Whether it's for controlling the runes, countering junglers, or avoiding ganks, proper ward usage and placement wins games.

Planning on getting boots right away? With few exceptions, you need this guide.

Auto-attack is for noobs, read this if you don't know what your 'H' key is for.

Just starting HoN? Never played DotA? Here's a guide that I wished I had back in beta.

More HoN info coming soon!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wow, blogger is awesome.

I was dicking around in the settings and found out that one can actually profit from their blog! I enabled the ads (sorry if they bug anyone) in a desperate attempt to supplement my income. As I mentioned in my first post, I'm a poor college student, and I'm crazy in debt, so anyone who feels like ____________, ___________! I'm hoping I can make a few bucks a month to pay for maybe a few groceries, anything and everything helps you know. So to all my followers (I must be really interesting) please and thank you for viewing my blog!

Now, here's a funny cat!

Friday, August 27, 2010

ACTA is scary bros

The proliferation of counterfeit and pirated goods in international trade poses an ever-increasing threat to the sustainable development of the world economy. Trade in these goods causes significant financial losses for the right holders and legitimate businesses. It also hinders sustainable economic development in both developed and developing countries and, in some cases, represents a risk to consumers.
Expertise, innovation, quality, and creativity are the main factors for success in knowledge-based economies. Adequate protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights is a key condition for nurturing those factors. In 2006, Japan and the United States launched the idea of a new plurilateral treaty to help in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy, the so-called Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The aim of the initiative was to bring together those countries, both developed and developing, that are interested in fighting counterfeiting and piracy, and to negotiate an agreement that enhances international co-operation and contains effective international standards for enforcing intellectual property rights.
Preliminary talks about such an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement took place throughout 2006 and 2007 among an initial group of interested parties (Canada, the European Union, Japan, Switzerland and the United States). Negotiations started in June 2008 with the participation of a broader group of participants (Australia, Canada, the European Union and its 27 member states, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States) and shall be concluded in 2010. Agendas are made publicly available on the websites of the parties prior to each round.
A variety of groups have shown their interest in getting more information on the substance of the negotiations and have requested that the draft text be disclosed. However, it is accepted practice during trade negotiations among sovereign states to not share negotiating texts with the public at large, particularly at earlier stages of the negotiation. This allows delegations to exchange views in confidence facilitating the negotiation and compromise that are necessary in order to reach agreement on complex issues. At this point in time, ACTA delegations are still discussing various proposals for the different elements that may ultimately be included in the agreement. A comprehensive set of proposals for the text of the agreement does not yet exist.
This paper is intended to clarify the objectives of the proposed agreement and to summarize the issues under discussion. It gives an overview of the elements suggested under the different headings and highlights the main issues. It is important to note that discussions are ongoing; new issues might come up and other issues may finally not be included in the agreement. This paper does not prejudge of the final structure and content of the agreement which may differ from what is being discussed at the current stage of negotiations and described below.
Objective of the ACTA
The ACTA initiative aims to establish international standards for enforcing intellectual property rights in order to fight more efficiently the growing problem of counterfeiting and piracy. In particular, the ACTA is intended to establish, among the signatories, agreed standards for the enforcement of intellectual property rights that address today's challenges by increasing international cooperation, strengthening the framework of practices that contribute to effective enforcement of intellectual property rights, and strengthening relevant enforcement measures. The intended focus is on counterfeiting and piracy activities that significantly affect commercial interests, rather than on the activities of ordinary citizens. ACTA is not intended to interfere with a signatory's ability to respect its citizens' fundamental rights and civil liberties, and will be consistent with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and will respect the Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health.
ACTA Structure and Content
ACTA aims to build on existing international rules in the area of intellectual property, in particular on the TRIPS Agreement, and is intended to address a number of enforcement issues where participants have identified that an international legal framework does not exist or needs to be strengthened.


Heroes of Newerth FUCKING RULES!

I've been playing this game called Heroes of Newerth (HoN) since it was in beta. It's based off of the Warcraft 3 custom player made game called Defense of the Ancients (DotA). The learning curve is pretty steep if you're not familiar with the genre, but once you finally get used to it it fucking rules. There's nothing better than making a game with four of your friends and stomping some nubs. Here's a picture of my favorite charactor, Armadon.

There are many amazing videos that teach you the basics, watch one and go play!

First blog post bros

Alright, here goes my ingenious attempt at a legitimate blogger blog. I'm a busy college student, so posts may be few and far in between, but hopefully I'm interesting enough to rake in the clicks.