Monday, 14 September 2009

Build a Bear Ville Review

Enchanting and delightful are the first words which come to mind when checking into Build a Bear Ville virtual world for kids. Upon entering the site, you will see that there are no membership fees. This means that your children can play in Build a Bear Ville as often as they wish.

Your child begins his playtime in Build a Bear Ville by creating a character. The appearance of his character depends on his own design choices. He can select hair color, clothing colors and styles, and other features to make his character unique.

Your child's character moves about the build a bear workshop. The quaint design is reminiscent of an old-fashioned dollhouse or a toy store. He has the option of bringing his bear to life in the workshop, if he wishes to do so.

Here, your youngster is invited to the Build a Bear Workshop store. At the store nearest your home, you can purchase "furry friends" bears, and schedule parties for your child. While these are not necessary in order to play in the virtual world, the opportunities to do so are presented to your youngster when he is playing on the site. It is preferable for parents to know about this in advance.

Building a bear, designing a character, and gaining the full advantages of Build a Bear Ville is most appropriate for older children. While it is an enchanting, delightful virtual world for kids, the youngest-aged children would find it too difficult to gain much enjoyment from playing on the site. The creativity and sense of personal expression offered by the virtual world is quite enjoyable for older kids. Pre-teens, and slightly younger children who have had some degree of computer experience, are likely to enjoy Build a Bear Ville the most.

In addition to the main game, this virtual world for kids also offers a chat feature. Parents have the option of making this feature inaccessible to their child if they decide to do so.

The Build a Bear Ville virtual world is a nicely-designed site where your older children can have many hours of safe, creative entertainment.

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This article was written by Aldric Chang - a creative entrepreneur who is at the moment building free online adventure games for kids and running a successful 3d animation studio - Mediafreaks. His creative accomplishments span across the production of several hundred animation projects, casual games, music compositions, cartoon animated series and a virtual world for kids.

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by: Aldric Chang

Barbie Girls Virtual World Review

There are two very positive points about Barbie Girls which will interest most parents.

First, while a premium membership known as the Barbie Girls V.I.P. membership does exist, there is plenty for girls to do on this site which does not cost anything. Premium membership is not required for hours and hours of fun.

Second, there is a feature on the virtual world known as the Parents' Place. It is a nice way for parents to stay up to date with the site, and also to actively participate in the world with their youngsters. You can have your own account with the Parents' Place feature.

The graphics and colors of BG are designed with young girls in mind. Pre-teen girls, especially, will find this site to be absolutely enchanting. They are pretty, bold, and bright, just like your little girl.

Another important feature of the virtual world is its focus on safety. The site was clearly designed with the priority of making Barbie Girls a safe online environment for young girls of all ages. In addition to encouraging parental involvement, Barbie Girls stresses that the children who participate learn and follow the site's sensible rules.

Girls who play on this virtual online world for kids are encouraged to ask their friends to join, and also to observe basic safety rules when using the site's chat feature. Everything is explained in a clear manner, so that your little girl will understand the rules and be comfortable following them. It is a virtual online community which any girl will enjoy.

While there are numerous virtual online worlds directed at young girls, Barbie Girls is one of the best.

It provides opportunities for fun, in the safest manner available. There is nothing negative to be found on this site, and much to enrich your little girl's free time. Although premium membership is offered, it not necessary. If you are looking for a virtual world where you can have a good time with your little girl, or simply one where she can spend hours playing safely, Barbie Girls is one of the best sites to consider.

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This article was written by Aldric Chang - a creative entrepreneur who is at the moment building free online adventure games for kids and running a successful 3d animation studio - Mediafreaks. His creative accomplishments span across the production of several hundred animation projects, casual games, music compositions, cartoon animated series and a virtual world for kids.

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by: Aldric Chang

Saturday, 5 September 2009

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Overview of Races, Classes, and Sub-Classes of Aion Online - The Tower of Eternity

There are two playable races in Aion: The Tower of Eternity. These are the Elyos and the Asmodians if you have not already seen them.

The Elyos live in Elysium, the lower half of Atreia. After the Epic Cataclysm, they ended up on the surface exposed to bountiful amounts of sun light. Over the 750 years that have passed, their bodies have transformed into a marvel of beauty. This result has caused the Elyos to become arrogant and believe that they are blessed by Aion, whereas the Asmodians are cursed in darkness. Their main traits consist of being friendly and comforting amongst one another. Once Daeva, Elyos are blessed with angelic wings.

The Asmodians live in the cold and dark regions of the world hidden from sun light. After 750 years, their bodies have transformed significantly. The nails on their hands and feet have turned into claws, their skin has been drained of its flesh color, and they have grown a small mane on their backs for warmth in their desolate environment. Unlike the Elyos, they do not feel blessed and are aware of their daunting history. However, when the opportunity presents itself, the Asmodians will not hesitate to show their loyalty and pride for their own kind. Once Daeva, Asmodians are blessed with black wings.

Once you have chosen your race, the next step is to decide on your class. There are four main classes in Aion and then each class has two sub-classes (which will be discussed later on). The four main classes in Aion are the Warrior, Scout, Priest, and Mage. Each will be broken down below:

Warrior: Warriors can wear up to chain armor from levels 1 to 10 and then up to plate armor afterwards. This grants them with the most physical defense in the game. Warriors use polearms, greatswords, swords, and maces as their primary weapons. They can also use shields. Out of all four classes, Warriors are the only class meant to tank. Throughout leveling, no matter which sub-class you choose, Warriors learn the most abilities to mitigate damage. In addition to their physical defense, this makes it no question which class should be tanking. Below, I will go over both sub-classes for the Warrior, as they are not both for simply tanking.

Scout: Scouts can wear up to leather armor and use swords, daggers, and bows as their primary weapons. Scouts, unlike Warriors (excluding Stigmas), can dual-wield weapons. Scouts also are incredibly evasive, which gives them some tanking capabilities, but not much since their mitigation is very poor. Regardless of the sub-class you choose, Scouts are meant to deal damage without being the focus of their target's hate. The majority of a Scout's abilities is based around stealthed DPS and long ranged DPS.

Priest: Priests can wear up to leather armor from levels 1 to 10 and then up to chain armor afterwards. They use maces and staffs as their primary weapons. They also are the only other class, other than Warriors, to be able to use a shield. This grants them the ability to be the second best tanking class in the game, but I would hardly call them a tank. Their armor and shield is more for survival, as Priests are the only class able to heal and that paints a large bull's-eye on their chest. As such, Priests are one of the most useful classes in the game since most any scenario requires a healer. The Priest sub-classes are mainly to tilt the scale either towards healing or damage dealing.

Mage: Mages can wear only cloth armor and use spell books and orbs as their primary weapons. Mages are the most fragile class in the game but they can deal the most burst damage by a long shot. When going all out, Mages sometimes can simply one-shot another player if they get lucky hits. It is because of this reason that they are so fragile. Mages do get abilities for crowd controlling, a root ability to get away from opponents, and a snare ability to keep distance, but once someone catches up with them they are in trouble.

Now that you have been introduced to the four main classes of Aion, I will now cover each class' sub-classes. Sub-classes can be chosen at Level 9 after completing your Ascension quest. Upon reaching Level 9, you are automatically given the Ascension quest. The quest typically takes under 10 minutes to complete and will give you up to 99.9% of your experience for the level, maxing out your experience bar. Upon reaching Level 9, immediately begin your Ascension quest and do not take any actions to gain experience otherwise.

Once you complete your Ascension quest, you are simply asked which sub-class to choose. The following are Aion's sub-classes:

Gladiator: Gladiators are the DPS side of the Warrior class. Gladiators use either polearms or greatswords as their primary weapon (can also dual-wield through the use of a Stigma) and are masters of close-ranged melee through pure strength. The bulk of their abilities are for dealing high amounts of melee damage and to stun their opponent. However, their ability to wear plate armor grants them with high amounts of physical defense. This, combined with the fact that two-handed weapons have high amounts of parry, allows them to be suitable tanks despite not using a shield. Are Gladiators able to tank raid content or hard named? No, not likely. Can Gladiators tank in 75% of tanking situations? Most definitely. Gladiators can keep high threat through their damage, but they do have the ability to taunt as early as Level 10. I personally play a Gladiator, and combined with the fact that I play along with a Cleric, we are near unstoppable in most scenarios.

Templar: Templars are the pure tanks of the Warrior class and of the entire game really. Templars use swords or maces as their primary weapon and a shield to go along with it. They are masters at building threat and mitigation. There isn't much to say about the class other than what I've already stated, but I will say that if your goal for your character is to tank in all situations and be able to handle incoming damage the best, then the Templar is for you.

Assassin: Assassins are the masters of stealthed DPS. They are just as they sound. The primary weapons for Assassins are daggers and swords. The bulk of their abilities revolve around stealthing, applying poisons to their weapons, and disabling their opponent through stuns. If an Assassin draws the attention of an opponent, they are the most evasive class in the game which makes them incredibly hard to hit with most abilities. Assassins are also the best at parsing high DPS over a duration, making them appeal to many people. If you enjoy playing rogues or assassins in other games, enjoy stealthing, and enjoy doing damage, then an Assassin is what you are looking for.

Rangers: Rangers are the long-ranged masters of physical damage. Their primary weapon is a bow, although they use swords and daggers for melee. Rangers, unlike most other games, are entirely dependent on keeping their opponent at a long distance. They use traps and snare abilities to do so. When playing a Ranger solo, the main form of killing each mob is through kiting. Unlike WoW, where Hunters had pets, Rangers do not. Rangers, however, are experts with the bow and can deal large amounts of damage. If you enjoy kiting, launching arrows from a distance, and using lots of tactics to defeat your opponent, then the Ranger class will be enjoyable for you.

Chanter: Chanters are the DPS version of the Priest class. The actual difference between Chanters and Clerics is not significant, but significant enough to make some people choose one over the other. Chanters use staffs as their primary weapon, but can also use a mace and shield, and have the most buff abilities out of any class. They are built for two-handed melee, but can still heal effectively. As they advance, their statistics are shifted more towards defense, survivability, and HP. Similar to the Gladiator's tanking abilities, Chanters can main heal most situations in the game. However, when it comes to tough areas or raids, they simply cannot manage. If you want to play a healing class in Aion but do not want to be stuck as a class that deals little damage, then the Chanter would be a perfect choice.

Cleric: Clerics, quite simply, are the main healing class of the game. They have the best and most versatility when it comes to healing abilities and are sought after for most groups. They use a mace as a primary weapon and a shield in their off-hand. This grants them great survivability when their healing draws too much attention. Clerics also receive a short duration roots and stuns to temporarily create distance between their opponents. If you want to play the best healer in the game, then play a Cleric.

Sorcerer: Sorcerers are built to DPS. Their primary weapon is either a spellbook or an orb. Sorcerers are long-ranged magic damage dealers and they can do so with fury. As a Sorcerer reaches higher levels, they have some tremendous damage dealing abilities. Sorcerers also have in their possession lots of crowd control abilities. However, they are incredibly vulnerable and have very low amounts of HP. They do have absorption shield buffs which absorb a large amount of damage before it dissipates, but they have little to no physical defense (excluding the Plate Stigma). If Sorcerers can keep distance between their opponents, they are deadly. If they cannot, they are dead. If you enjoy having an arsenal of nukes and dealing high burst damage, then the Sorcerer will be your favorite class.

Spiritmaster: Spiritmasters are the pet class in the game. They are the only class able to have a pet. Spiritmasters primarily use a spellbook or an orb as their weapon. As the only pet class, they rely on their pets to help them defeat their opponents. Spiritmasters use 4 main pets who's abilities all vary. The key to using the pets is figuring out the situation and deciding quickly on which pet would work best. Other than having pets, a Spiritmaster is very similar to a Sorcerer. The differences are that they also rely on the use of DoT's, whereas Sorcerers rely more on simply nuking their opponent down and kiting. Spiritmasters do have the advantage over Sorcerers when it comes to soloing. If you want to be a nuking class but want more in your arsenal than just high powered nukes, then a Spiritmaster will probably fit best.

After reading this guide, you should now have a much greater understanding of Aion's races, classes, and sub-classes. I hope that this will help you better decide on which race and which class to play when the game goes live in September.

If you wish to read more about Aion strategies, guides, and tips (including the know-it-all guide for Enchantments, Manastones, and Godstones) please visit my Website below. Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed this article.
By: Aradhana Gupta

Questup Review 2009

Team iDemise have been around a long time. They first appeared in Counter Strike as a professional gaming team and dominated there for many years.

After taking their gaming expertise and knowledge gained in Counter Strike, the team applied their dedication and knowledge to dominating World of Warcraft.

They applied this knowledge not just in PvP as you might expect from a world class counter strike team, but also to creating super fast questing routes so that they could create all the class and race combos they required as quickly as possible.

As this information was gathered, Team iDemise started collecting it in an organised fashion, and a leveling guide was born. First, as a html and pdf file, and then as guides advanced they created an in-game leveling add on that could be used without alt tabbing out of WoW.

So how is the newest version of the Team iDemise leveling guide in 2009?

For starters the guide has taken on a fancy new name, "Questup". I like the new name as it really describes what the guide does best - quest based leveling (which is the fastest way).

You won't find any grinding in this guide which is great, as grinding is a terrible slow process and very boring.

One question I can't answer about the guide is exactly how it works. Team iDemise obviously would rather keep this process a secret, but in essence this guide doesn't operate like the other guides on the market.

Other guides are hand crafted - so their owners will sit down and map out the fastest route they personally have found in the game. These guides are only as good as their authors (and it depends on how much time and skill the author has).

Questup takes a different route. Basically, rather than being completely human edited, Questup tracks the fastest leveling routes from amongst the fastest levelers in the game.

Again, how Questup does this is a mystery, but in essence, the Team is getting dozens, scores, or perhaps even thousands of super fast leveling routes from WoW players and constructing the guide from that.

Awesome idea in my opinion, because while one owner might have a great route, there's only so much time one person or team has to keep a guide up to date (and Blizzard change things often enough to keep guide owners very busy...).

Questup is very easy to use, its still an in-game guide like its older versions, and its a slim line, unobtrusive guide that keeps out of your way.

Questup also has a nice directional arrow that points the way for you, showing you where to go next and how far away your next objective is.

All in all, Team iDemise's new guide, "Questup" is a great new tool that you should take advantage of if you have any low level toons or new characters you want to level up quickly.

Highly recommended!

Jon Weston is a World of Warcraft leveling guide expert who professionally reviews the web's best guides, and shares them. If you'd like to find out more about Questup, you may find Jon's Horde Leveling Guide comparisons and reviews helpful.

By: Jon Weston

Friday, 4 September 2009

Mafia Wars Strategy Guide

What is Mafia Wars

Mafia Wars is a text based interactive game by Zynga that has taken the social networking sites by storm. The premise is to gather as many Mafia family members as possible, earn as much cash and loot as you can and level up in order to become the strongest family in New York and recently Cuba. This is achieved by doing "jobs", purchasing properties, attacking rival Mafias and defending yourself from such attacks. All of these actions give you a payday and experience points which contribute to your advancement.

I personally play Mafia Wars on Facebook. I have never played such an addictive game in all my 39 years. Soon after I started playing I found myself sneaking peaks during the day to check on my cash flow, see if I've been attacked, or do a job or two. I can honestly say that not one day goes by that I do not interact with Mafia Wars. I finally decide to share my experience and knowledge of the game and perhaps gain a few more members in my Mafia crew.

At the end of this article is a link to my blog for more information.

Secrets and Strategy

The Larger the Mafia the Better

The first priority of any beginner is to concentrate on growing the size of his Mafia. Mafia size is what determines your strength and the acquisition of good bonuses. It is a good idea to try to get many players who are of high rank and levels as possible to join your Mafia, but do not limit yourself to just high ranking members because even the low ranking players add to your number of Mafia members which translate to strength. Also there is your Top Mafia to consider. These are positions in your Mafia that make up the top tier of your family. You need to appoint someone from your Mafia to fill each position in order to complete a crew and in turn gain bonuses from jobs and fights. You will want to fill these positions with high ranking veteran players because they are the ones who will provide you with the best bonuses. There are six positions to fill. These are as follows with the correlating bonuses dependent upon the which Mafia member you promote to that position:

Mastermind : More experience from jobs.

Wheelman : Use less energy on jobs

Buttonman : More bonus on attacks

Bodyguard : More bonus on successful defense

Safecracker : More cash from fights

Bagman : More cash from jobs

Here are some tips on recruiting Mafia Wars family members. I have included four recruitment strategies. I'm sure there are more and I do welcome any ideas you may have, just leave a comment and perhaps I can include it in future updates. The four methods I have used are as follows:

1. Invite Existing Network Friends to Play

This is the first thing you want to do. Ask any of your friends on Facebook or whatever social site you play Mafia Wars on to join your Mafia. If your friends have no interest in playing it is okay. You can just tell them that they do not need to play but just subscribe to the application and become part of your family because what is important is the number of Mafia members you have. If they are your friends they really shouldn't mind doing this because it really does not affect them in any way to become a part of Mafia Wars.

You can even use the built-in Mafia Wars invite and select all your friends. After you press send you will be given the opportunity to also write a personal message. I would suggest you do send a personal message that way it will not look like they are being spammed

2. Forums/Groups

This option is a great and can garner you many family members. You can go to any forums that you frequent and post a link to your profile and the Mafia Wars recruitment message found on your "My Mafia" category on the Mafia Wars interface. Remember to also write a little personalized message. Also there are many groups dedicated to growing Mafia Wars families and I find that it is probably the best way to recruit members. All you have to do is go to the groups tab on your Facebook profile and click on it. After you are taken to the groups page type in a search for Mafia Wars. Many groups will come up. You can join one or all if you want and you can either follow the instructions that they give you or go directly to the comments section at the bottom and write a message for people to add you to their Mafia. You can provide your profile link and Mafia Wars invite link or you can simply just write "Add Me Please". A person who reads these comments will click on either your provided links or your name and add you as a friend. When you accept their friendship you should go to your Mafia Wars and invite them to join yourself (that's the respectful way) or you can wait until they invite you. After you post your message you can also go through the comments and seek friendship/Mafia Wars members yourself by clicking on their links or names. I strongly advise you to always add a little message whenever you request a friendship such as, "For Mafia Wars" or "Mafia Wars". This helps the potential friend to distinguish the request from spam and authentic Mafia Wars requests. You can grow your Mafia without limits doing this as long as you have the time and the determination.

3. Other Social Sites

You can also use other social sites such as MySpace to recruit since many people who have Facebook accounts also have MySpace accounts. In fact Mafia Wars is also available to play on MySpace. There will invariably some who are not members of Facebook and your recruitment may entice them to join and play Mafia Wars through Facebook.

Another site that can be utilized is Twitter. The best way is to use the "Tweetlater" and with the auto-welcome you can paste your recruitment links. The only problem is that you have a limited space to do so. so you you may have to use a service such as There you can change any long link to a shorter link which will be easier to fit in places where space is limited for long urls.

4. Blogs

This method involves looking for people who have blogs dedicated to Mafia Wars. There you can request their friendship and also take advantage of their suggestions to grow your Mafia. Many also give you the opportunity to advertise through comments similar to a forum. The bonus is that these blogs are usually from avid Mafia War players that have tons of experience and can offer you some great tips and strategies that will give you an advantage in the game.


The inventory in Mafia Wars is extensive. There are many weapons, armors and vehicles to purchase, loot from jobs and fights and receive through gifting. I will be talking about looting and gifting later but for now I will just touch upon the inventory that you can purchase.

In he beginning you will have to make a little money from the only job that does not require a weapon. After you build up a little cash you will need to start purchasing weapons in order to complete other jobs. I suggest that in the beginning just purchase what you need to get jobs done. When you have graduated a couple more levels you should then start buying multiples of every weapon, armor and vehicles. You should do this because the way the game works is that it gives every member of your mafia 1 weapon, 1 armor and 1 vehicle to fight with. So the more you have, the better equipped your Mafia is, and the better equipped they are the better the chances of you winning the fight. Keep in mind however that you will need to also at this time start investing in some properties which I will now discuss.


Properties are important because they will provide you with a steady income that you can reinvest into our inventories and into more properties. I will tell you right now that Mafia Mike's Bars are the best investment. They are affordable and give you the most money for your investment They also do not require upkeep or protection from being robbed. The only catch is that you must have certain amount of Mafia members to purchase one and they number increases after every buy, so that is another reason why you need a large Mafia. I suggest that you purchase as many as you can get your hands on. All other properties can also contribute to your cash flow and you really should purchase some when you can. I personally do not like the Italian Restaurants or the Rent house the return is just not that good compared to the price you pay for them. I would rather save up and invest that money elsewhere such as 5-Star Hotel and Mega Casino which do have larger payouts and help build up your cash flow. Keep in mind though that if you are going to purchase these larger properties you are going to need a large and well equipped Mafia in order to fend off any heist attempts.


A large part of Mafia Wars is fighting, whether it is defensive or offensive. If you are going to be an aggressive player who will do a lot of attacking there are some things you should keep in mind that will give you the edge in your fights.

Choose someone who has a smaller Mafia than you.

Click on the Mafia member who you want to fight and check out is stats. The biggest tell will be his fight record. If he has a poor record then he is a good target.

Also when you check out his stats, always look at his weaponry. If it seems his weaponry is larger and more formidable than your own then I suggest trying another target.

Be sure to have large amount of attack skill points.

I personally take a more defensive approach to the game. I will at times pick a fight with a rival Mafia but it is not the crux of my game play. I like to build up my defense points more than my attack points. Usually I will keep it at 60/40, six defense for every 4 attack. I feel that I have more control that way because I cannot choose who attacks me so I like be prepared with a good defense, but with attacking I have control over who to fight and will choose only fights I am pretty sure I can win.

When you do choose to fight you can usually choose to a full blown attack, sucker punch someone, or rob their properties. These will depend upon the circumstances.

Attack: You will do this when you are pretty sure you will be able to win the fight.

Sucker Punch: This is usually done when the rival has attacked you or one of your family members and you are not able to attack because you are not strong enough. A sucker punch will inflict damage as warning that his actions are not tolerated. You should only do this if you are pretty sure that other members of your Mafia who are stronger will have your back or you will just incite a retaliation and you can get beat up pretty bad.

Robbing: Robbing is done usually to gain a lot of money and to punish a rival for an unprovoked attack. Robbing consists of attacking a persons property (ie) Mega Casino, 5-Star Hotel. You can actually rob someones property until you put it out of business. The robbed person then must spend a certain amount of money to repair and protect the attacked property.

Hit list: This is an interesting option. If you have been attacked and the attacker is stronger than you, you can put him on the hit list. You will be required to put up a bounty and any person can attack him and claim the bounty. The bounty that you put up will be have a fee of 20% of the amount that you enter. For example, if you put up $10,000 the available bounty for the hit will be $8,000. This feature is a good way to be able to retaliate for unprovoked attacks and that should be the only reason anyone should put someone on the hit list.

Skill Points

Skill points are what makes up your Mafia Wars character. You have five aspects to your character and skill points must be judiciously applied to each aspect. Skill points will basically determine the strength of your character. These five aspects are a follows:

Attack: This determines your ability to do damage to a rival and win more fights. The more skill points the better your attack ability.

Defense: This determines your ability to repel attacks from rivals.

Health: This determines your ability to survive fights. Every time you attack or are attacked health points will be expended. The more health points you have the fights you can engage or the longer you will be able to hold out in a long intense fight.

Energy: This determines your ability to complete jobs and level up. The more energy you have the more jobs you can complete and the faster you can level up.

Stamina: This loosely related to your health. Stamina points are used every time you attack someone. The more stamina you have the more attacks you can perform.


Collections are a neat little sidebar to the game. The premise here is that you have the opportunity to pick up certain items through jobs or gifting (which will be discussed later) and there are seven objects in each collection. When you are able to collect all seven objects in a particular collection you can then vault it and receive a bonus (ie) energy points, health points. There are at the time of this writing 16 the New York section and five in the Cuba section. This gives the game a little more depth and intrigue. The bonuses are not that mind-blowing so I wouldn't kill yourself in trying to obtain them, but take them as they come. They have little affect on the overall strategy of the game but do provide for a little interaction with your Mafia family and gives a little added enjoyment to the game. I have provided a list of these collections and their bonuses in my blog which the link is provided at the end of this atricle


Gifting in Mafia Wars demonstrates family unity and respect. There will be time when certain items are needed by someone in your Mafia and they will request them. These items could be for collections that the want to complete or weaponry that they would like to obtain. I strongly suggest that you gift when you can because there will be times when you need something and members will be more willing to gift to you when they see that you are a generous team player who has each members back. It is like the old saying "I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine".


I hope that this guide helps to clarify some aspects of the game and gives some insight on how to play more effectively and efficiently. Mafia Wars is a great diversion from the mundane and is thoroughly enjoyable to play. The game is always evolving and as time goes on there will be additions and changes. I will try to always keep this guide updated to keep up with it's evolution. Thanks for reading and good luck.

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By: Jeffrey Abate

Secret Gold Guide by Hayden Hawke - A Review

Secret Gold Guide by Hayden Hawke is one of the newest WoW gold guides available. The guide was written after the release of Wrath of the Lich King. The reason she wrote it after WOTLK is because she herself had bought many gold guides and she noticed that most of the WoW gold guides had outdated material and a bunch of information that was not well organized. This inspired her to write Secret Gold Guide. Let's take a quick look at the guide comes with.

Secret Gold Guide is actually a package of WoW gold manuals. First there's the primary guide, it is over 200 pages, 227 to be exact. This makes it one of the bigger ones I've seen. I was also surprised at how well it was organized and how much information was packed into every page. Hayden Hawke does not skimp on information. The supplemental guides are: Bind On Account Item | Class Talent | Crafters Compendium | Dual Boxing | Fishing & Cooking Mastery | Herbalist Handbook | Miners Companion. The supplemental manuals total to over 150 pages of additional material. I found the Dual Boxing manual particularly interesting because it had information I hadn't seen in other WoW gold guides, it's a nice addition. The other supplemental manuals are well organized also. Secrets Gold Guide also comes with Hayden Hawke's newletter and 24/7 support. I test the support response and it's fast.

All in all Secret Gold Guide by Hayden Hawke is well done and packed with lots of material. It's the best organized WoW gold guide ebook I've seen yet and has more gold making methods than most. That alone makes it friendly for new players. Happy Gaming!

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By: Carlos Castro

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Hunter Leveling Guide and Hunter Leveling Spec

It can be quite daunting starting a new character in WoW. Hunter is no exception, so hopefully this Hunter leveling guide and its Hunter leveling spec can be of some aid in your new journey to level 80.

Now, as there are a number of out-of-date guides on the internet, and WoW is constantly updating, let me first say that this article is up-to-date as of July, 2009 (Patch 3.1).

Hunter is one of the most powerful PvE classes if played correctly, and with the right spec you will be almost invincible while soloing. The best soloing tree is Beast Mastery, as it allows you to turn your pet into a unkillable tanking machine, in addition to making you much less gear dependent than other trees.

The basic Beast Mastery Hunter Leveling Spec is as follows:

You should put all your points into BM at first, until you get all the high level talents completed.

Endurance Training - Rank 5/5

Focused Fire - Rank 2/2

Thick Hide - Rank 3/3

Aspect Mastery - Rank 1/1

Unleashed Fury - Rank 5/5

Improved Mend Pet - Rank 2/2

Ferocity - Rank 5/5

Increases the critical strike chance of your pet by 10%.

Spirit Bond - Rank 2/2

Intimidation - Rank 1/1

Bestial Discipline - Rank 2/2

Frenzy - Rank 4/5

Ferocious Inspiration - Rank 3/3

Bestial Wrath - Rank 1/1

Catlike Reflexes - Rank 3/3

Serpent's Swiftness - Rank 5/5

Longevity - Rank 3/3

The Beast Within - Rank 1/1

Cobra Strikes - Rank 1/3

Kindred Spirits - Rank 5/5

Beast Mastery - Rank 1/1

After this, go into MM for the rest of your points.

Focused Aim - Rank 3/3

Lethal Shots - Rank 5/5

Careful Aim - Rank 3/3

Mortal Shots - Rank 5/5

As for your pet, you want a Tenacity pet, with the following talents
1/1 Charge
3/3 Great Stamina
2/2 Blood of the Rhino
2/2 Natural Armor
2/2 Pet Barding
2/2 Guard Dog
2/2 Grace of the Mantis

Now that you have the correct hunter leveling spec, lets get down to the actual Hunter leveling guide.

First, a few tips that go for anyone playing Warcraft:

Bind everything, and turn using your mouse! Make sure all your skills are bound to keys-you should never ever click anything. This in turn frees up your mouse for movement-hold down the right mouse button to turn, and hold down both/use W key/stafe (Q and E, by default) keys to move.

Take professions that make you money-Mining and Skinning-and Auction everything off. The gear you buy using all the gold you'll make will be better than what you could make at low levels generally, and you can always change professions at 80.

Always log off in the Inn-Rest XP is too great to miss out on!

Use a good questing guide! I'll link my review of the most popular ones at the end of the article.

Keep a good supply of Food/Drink of the correct level!

Now, some hunter leveling guide specific tips!

Make sure your pet has Grown turned on, and Cower turned off! You want your pet generating a lot of threat, so it tanks for you!

Use your DPS stance (Hawk or Dragonhawk, depending on level) when you have a lot of mana, switching over to Viper when your mana drops low enough (once you have Viper, that is). Alternatively, you can use Viper as your default stance, only switching over to DPS on difficult pulls.

Keep your Pet Happy! Either by feeding it regularly, or using the Glyph of Mend Pet. A happy pet hits harder, and that means you level faster.

Learn to kite! If things go bad, being good at kiting can keep you alive long enough to finish your enemies off.

Keep a good supply of appropriate level ammo! Running out is one of the worst things that can happen to you!

Go for Hit Rating, Agi and Attack power over other stats! You shouldn't be getting hit, so stamina is useless!

Now, how exactly do you play your hunter? It depends what level you are!

1-10: Autoattacking, running away(not backing away!) between shots, will do most of your damage. Keep your poison on the enemy, and use Arcane Shot when it is off cooldown.

11-29:Now you have a pet. Apply Hunter's Mark, and send your pet to attack. Once it starts hitting the enemy, start attacking. Apply your Sting and use Arcane shot, like before-now you don't have to kite, though. On tougher pulls, use Mend Pet as your pet gets close, and reapply it when it runs out. Make sure your pet hits every enemy before you do, so you don't end up with aggro. If you DO get aggro, put your pet on the enemy, hit it with Concussion shot, and run away until your pet gets aggro back.

30-39: Same as before, except you might want to get a Gorilla at 30.

40+:Combining a Gorilla's AoE tanking ability with Volley, learned at 40, can make you into a AoE killing machine. Also, at level 50 you get Steady Shot, another important damage dealing ability to be added to your normal rotation.

Now you know everything you need to know to level a hunter from one to eighty at high speed. If you are thinking about using a questing guide for even faster leveling, be sure to check out my review of the most popular quest guides.
By: William Kamar

Play Pokemon Games Online

Pokemon is one of the modern-day characters that many kids have come to love. Pokemons are character monsters that kids can use as a pet. But they are not real pets, of course. They are role-playing video games that were created by the Japanese leader in games, Nintendo. Pokemon is very popular, and it is second only to Mario, the best-selling game Nintendo has ever produced. Play Pokemon games through a console, online, or over the internet. Whichever game mode you choose, you are sure to enjoy this adventure game that kids of today prefer.

The Pokemon games come in different types and variations. There are adventure games, Pokemon card games, puzzles, and role playing games as well. The original Nintendo version involves the battle between the different Pokemon characters. Players act as trainers that lead their pets into the battle. The better trainer wins the game.

Pokemon characters have different innate skills and abilities. Their abilities also grow as they gain more experience in their battles. Every battle won adds notches of experience to the Pokemon, which in turn, would allow them to evolve into a stronger and a lot more talented pet.

Play Pokemon online and know how the game progresses. The most popular Pokemon game version is the role playing game, wherein you take on Ash's role of being the monster's trainer. Your quest is to become the best Pokemon trainer with the strongest and most disciplined pet in the whole world.

Kids usually play Pokemon through a game console like the Nintendo Gameboy and the much newer Nintendo DS. However, there are many Pokemon games online. These games can be played for free and you can practically learn everything about Pokemon characters through it.

Since most of these games are made out of Flash programming, the games are fully interactive and work very similarly to the original Pokemon game that kids had come to know about. Join the younger generation as you start your quest in finding the rarest Pokemon in the jungle. Play Pokemon by training Pickachu, or any of your favorite Pokemon character, to become the strongest in the entire land. Beat your enemies, more particularly the members of the Team Rocket and their evil mission to use Pokemon to facilitate their wicked plan of taking over the world.

Pickachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle are the most popular Pokemon characters used in the game. There more than a hundred Pokemons in the league. You're free to collect them all and store them in your Pokedex. It would all depend on the type of game you're playing. Some games are limited when it comes to the sideshows and focus more on the Pokemon battles.

To play Pokemon online, choose the right game that matches your expertise. Beginners are advised to engage in a relatively simple game that will hone your skills as a trainer. There are more complex games online that would work perfectly to those who have played a similar game before. Adults will find Pokemon games interesting and entertaining. Just check out what makes this game a big hit to the kids these days. Play Pokemon right now and enjoy the game like every kid does.

Luciano Figallo - Developer, webmaster and owner of several entertainment sites including music, video and gaming.
Do you want to play Pokemon games online? then visit Play Pokemon and find the funniest Pokemon Games on the net.
By: Luciano Figallo

Top 5 Reasons For the Popularity of Aion

Aion is most talked about MMORP game among the online gaming community, and it's release around the world is one of the most highly anticipated events among the gamers in North America, Europe and Australia. If you are still wondering why, here are the top five reasons for the popularity of Aion.

1. Unique Game Features: Some of the game features offered by Aion are unheard of in MMORP games. It has remarkable depth in its storyline, which gives rise to further characters and nomenclatures in the game. It enables you to control winged players, which can not only fly, but can also engage in mid-air battle. It allows you to customize your character more than ever before, and enables you to choose from one of its variety of character classes.

2. Graphics: Among the aspects of the game, which are thrilling gaming enthusiast the most are its graphics. The graphics in Aion are stunningly realistic, and offer a very fitting setting in coherence with the concept of the game. They are constructed in an Oriental touch, which will offer you some change. In fact, its graphics created an impression over audiences, right when the game was announced first in 2006, that is even before its Asian release.

3. The PvPvE Environment: The gameplay possibilities in the immense P v P v E environment of Aion are one of the most thrilling factor for MMORP gaming fans, as the battlegrounds of Aion have set a new standard for the gaming genre. If you are looking forward to engage in the thrilling battles that Aion will offer, then get ready to enter the Abyss, the massive three-layered setting for players to battle their hearts out.

4. Positive Beta Tests Feedback & Previews: Experts who have had the pleasure of participating in the beta tests have been simply thrilled by the game and have for the most part, given a positive feedback. They have been amazed at the level of refinement of the game in its pre-release state and their minds have simply been blown away by its spectacular graphics. There is no wonder why internet gaming forums and community websites are clogged with positive reviews of the game.

5. Success in Asia & Awards: Aion was probably destined to success right from its first release. It was launched in Asia in late 2008, and immediately gained a massive following. It has earned the reputation of being one of the most popular among the latest game releases, and has already won the "Best Korean Game of the Year" Award for 2008. Only time will tell how many landmarks will be further surpassed by Aion.

We got you covered all the Aion Online info you need with the beginners and leveling guides you can find on
By: Nick K

Get Artistic With Online Coloring Games

A world without colors is like a coffee with no sugar! They stir our creativity, they fill in the world we live in bringing it to life. Now, you must surely agree that in a child's development creativity plays an important part. The coloring books have been replaced with the online coloring games, the best means to encourage them set free their imagination and play the little artists on the internet!

Another important quality that these coloring games have is that most of them give kids the chance of meeting face to face with their teen idols. Well, maybe not the celebrities themselves, but some accurate drawings featuring them. You can just imagine the excitement that invades them when they realize they can bring these stars to life with some brushes of color. For example, the Hollywood couple Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron are some of the most adored teen celebrities. Well, when kids start playing the Zanesssa coloring game the little artists get over the natural phobia they might experience when they face a blank page and they instantly feel the urge of selecting the most defining colors for their idols.

Besides their need to find some celebrity role models, at this age kids and teens are extremely curious about all surrounding them. It's natural and something to be promoted by parents and teachers. The coloring games not only that give them the opportunity to work on their creativity, playing with the colors, but while they fill in the blank drawings there, they get to recreate the reality as perceived by their minds. For instance, they go playing in the park and they make some new friends. When they use the colors to paint the characters in the boy and girl coloring game they can re-experience the great time spent with their friends and to copy the reality flash taken by their minds.

Another worldwide famous and adored character among kids is definitely the cute Hello Kitty. Seeing its pictures, they're emotionally more open to let their imagination run wild. Therefore, once they start the Hello Kitty coloring game, and they get to color all those images where the cute face of the little kitten appears, they are, no doubt, much more willing to play with the colors than if they had been forced to color a dull page from a coloring book.

Have you noticed how fascinated little kids are by their reflection in the mirror and how curious to study other kids of their age? Well, the online coloring games are meant to determine children to set a lien between them and the character that needs to be colored, in other words to identify themselves with the given character. Now, what girl wouldn't fancy herself looking as the cute little girl in the garden girl coloring game? They get to color her dress in the color she thinks she, herself, would look nice, to dye her hair in the same color as her hair and so on. It's both fun and highly creative!

Let's face it: almost all the games and fun activities we used to love when we were kids have been adapted to the needs of the kids of the internet era! When it comes to online activities which are meant to amuse them and help them discover their potential, well, then we cannot but embrace this sort of online games as the online coloring games.

Set your creativity loose playing the online coloring games. Seize your chance of choosing the perfect colors for the glamorous outfits of your favorite celebrities in the Zanessa coloring game and the cute face of the famous kitten in the hello kitty coloring game.
By: Adrianne Leneige

Play New Games on Your Old Computer

Since the advent of the internet online games have caught up the attention of people in a big way. However, most of these games need a large storage capacity that most of the computers do not have. To help out people from this problem companies have come with memory cards which enhance the memory to such a capacity that it can easily store the software used to play these kinds of hi tech games.

R4 card

It is one of the recent kinds of memory card that have been launched and are best suited to play console games. These games contain images which can be manipulated using an external device which is also known as joystick.

These cards or discs are inserted into the computer or the game console where you can then start playing the game. These cards are the same thing for games as the MP3 players are for the music.

Nintendo R4 ds

These cards are very easy and convenient to use. They can store games as well as used to transfer games from one computer to the other. They can be easily carried and conveniently handled. This can be counted as one of the major benefits of nds R4 cards.

Because of the large memory space the games can be easily downloaded from the internet in very less time. One can get the softwares from any of the game sites. The battery used in these cards is rechargeable. It can be recharged in less than four hours and if fully charged these Nintendo R4 ds lite cards can be used for ten hours at a stretch.

Buy R4

One can buy these cards at any of the electronic stores or can buy these cards from the internet and can get them home delivered for free. There are many good sites offering a variety of ds lite R4 cards and even get the latest ones. Since the market is crowded with these stuffs, to differentiate from the others and to attract maximum crowds the marketers offer discounts and also free goods from time to time.

The benefits of these cards are too many to be missed. Its popularity says it all. You can watch movies, store hundreds of your favorite songs, and have all kinds of console games. This amazing small device is user friendly yet functional. The user will never be lost while using this card. It's a new generation storage device, which can be used on any operating system. These kinds of features make R4 one of the best buys in today's scenario. So what are you waiting for? Book your order today and get it home delivered for free.

For any help on r4ds card, check out the info available online, these will help you learn to find the nintendo r4ds an instant go!
By: Jennesie Deute