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Site activity during the past 3 months

Well during the past few months we seen quite a change in the site activity - linked to the release of X-Rebirth no doubt. However after the release, I noticed a slow decrease until things more or less returned back to normal. I know the reason why, however I wanted to share with you how this site faired. So the first graph is the amount of people visiting the site (as you can see there is a large increase around Nov - x7 times);

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So since the site was under a lot more stress, the next question is how did it effect the site being under all that stress? At the launch of X-Rebirth you may of seen the official site die because of the traffic (admittedly they were dealing with more traffic).. however this site appeared to carry on without any problems (even dealing with 7 times more traffic). Below is the average page load time during the same period;

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I always tried to make my code fast and powerful, and to me these graphs improve I did it right. Basically these graphs say that the site didnt struggle with the extra traffic, as the load times were unaffected.

Posted by Roguey on Saturday 11th January, 2014   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

DUKE NUKEM: FOREVER » Glitch insane difficultly

If like me, you started to pull your hair-out when trying to complete Duke Nukem: Forever on Insane (or very hard difficultly), then this may help.

Quite often you can walk into a area, you can be killed in a mere second then forced to wait 30 seconds for the game to reload (especially on the consoles). After a few tries, the load time gets very annoying. The end-boss is very annoying having no check-points between the battle. However this glitch works with him, as there are a check-point before and after.

This glitch basically allows you to play most of the game with God-mode on and Instant-kill enabled. You will need to unlock the cheats by completing the game on normal.

Background on the glitch
The glitch works between check-points (when the save icon/text appears at the bottom right). However you can not pass two or three checkpoints without reseting the glitch, otherwise the current game will be flagged with cheat and you wont complete the level on insane.

Using the glitch

1. Select your chapter, and the difficultly on Damn, I'm Good and start-game,
2. Play as little, or as much as you like until you hit hard secton,
3. Quit the game,
4. Go into the cheats menu and enable: God-mode and Instant-gib,
5. Go back to the chapters, then select resume game,
6. Now do the hard selection, and keep an eye out for the save icon/text,
7. When you see the save icon/text, quit game quickly.
8. Go back into the chapter screen, and resume game (the cheats will be turned off).
9. Carry-on with no cheats,


10. If you get stuck again, repeat from step 3.

If there is no more check-points (as its the end of level), go into the cheats menu (in-game) and turn them off before you trigger the next level.

If the level is a two/three part, turn the cheats off when the screen starts to dim (or go black), then repeat from step 3 (when the next part is loaded).



Posted by Roguey on Thursday 2nd May, 2013   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

BORDERLANDS 2 » Searching for Jimmy Jenkins

For the past few days I have been hunting a guy called Jimmy Jenkins in Borderlands 2. Jimmy Jenkins is a miniature found when opening certain ammo crates, in a few locations. He is the rarest miniature, so the chances are you will find the others many times before finding Jimmy. Here is the places you can find him:

- Wildlife Preservation,
- Opportunity,
- Thousand Cuts (Hyperion Expansion),
- Hero's Pass,

I have spent awhile(at-least 20+ hours) doing ammo crate runs in Opportunity without no luck. I did find a few miniatures however but not Jimmy (probably every other miniature). I also did a few runs in Hero's pass but that was even worse, I never found even one miniature there.

So I thought I'll try in Wildlife Preservation, on Vault-Hunter-Mode, with the Doctor's Order quest selected (2/4 unfortunately (I thought it had to be 1/4)); as said it's easier to find Jimmy there. I don't have the arena DLC (which is said to be a requirement; although it just saves time reaching a special set of boxes). It can take you 7-8mins to reach these boxes without, as you need to run from the start of Wildlife Preservation each time.

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When you reach the boxes, make sure you kill all hostile monsters (Skaggs etc.) before opening the boxes, and open one box at a time. On my first attempt I saw 3 miniatures popup out of the 4 boxes (pretty good eh?). After 10-20 runs he finally popped up. The runs combined took around 1-2 hours to do.

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So if you're looking for Jimmy, I wouldn't suggest doing the ammo crate run in Opportunity unless thats all you can do. You do have a chance of finding him when doing ammo-box runs but odds are very low. I suggest, read-up and do the box run in Wildlife Preservation. Good luck, hope that helps anyone trying to find Jimmy.

Posted by Roguey on Wednesday 20th March, 2013   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

DIABLO 3 » Diablo 3 v1.07 fewer legendary items

When v1.07 came out I was excited to about many of the new additions to the game; like public games with monster power (a bit over-due tbh), new crafting recipes and improvements to monk/wizard classes. So during the past few days I have been getting back into Diablo 3.

The new crafting recipes act like resource sinks, eating up a lot of spare resources that ive been collecting since Diablo 3 came out (good idea). However these recipes also eat your up money. This isn’t usually too big of problem as I do normally make quite good money from it.. well, before v1.07 came out.

I have farmed Act1/3 countless times on MP1 upto 6 during a few days now. I find very few legendary items now since v1.07 came out. It can be anything from 4 or 5 runs before I see a single legendary item now. Before v1.07 I used to see one or two legendary items every 2 or 3 runs (sometimes I was lucky and got 2 in a single run). Now; at one stage I went over 28 million experience before I saw a single legendary item (with 400% MF) - farming act 3 (over and over, just killing elites and avoiding white monsters as much as possible).

I have always ran at the maximum magical find (with my helper with magical find items too). In the picture below, I am running at 475% mf (MP4) yet found rubbish items during the whole of act 1. Not that I expect something during a single run, however to do 4 or 5 runs through act 3 (MP1) before, without a single legendary either isn’t much fun.

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Im not saying I expect a legendary item every time, just that im finding it very hard work to find any legendary items now. I don’t know whats happened to my game but it feels like hit a permanent spell of bad luck in it now, maybe its just me? If you’re finding the same thing please add your comment below and let me know! Are you too finding less legendary since v1.07 came out?

Posted by Roguey on Monday 18th February, 2013   ·   Comment 3 comments   ·  

DIABLO 3 » Another look at Diablo 3

During the past few days ive been looking at my blog section, when I noticed about my Diablo 3 blogs. In some of last blogs I noticed that I was getting a bit frustrated by the game (ie. Calling it boring and that). However these blogs were written a while back and since then a lot has changed in Diablo 3. So much so, that’s not the same any-more, nor are these blogs are kind-of correct now.

When Diablo 3 came out, it was very hard work to get anywhere in the game. You needed the very best items to really adventure into the hardest areas but catch 22; without the best items it was near impossible to find anything. In a few patches back the difficulty was nerf and made it more accessible for more players.

The next big change to Diablo 3 (which was rather shocking) was the introduction of the Paragon levels. Blizzard basically whacked on 100 extra levels on-top of the level 60 cap. These paragon levels add extra magical find to your character allowing you to find better items without losing any damage. You can potentially get your entire magical find from the paragon levels only. I never thought a company would ever whack on 100 extra levels (on a 60 cap) – especially in a free update. These paragon levels greatly extend the game life and add something to work towards.

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Another thing added to Diablo 3 was Nephalem valor. This improves your odds of finding items after successfully killing 5 elite groups. This is a way of keeping you in the game for longer, as you want to do the 5 kills then look for more (since your nephalem valor is up). Blizzard has been cleaver about it too – using the nephalem valor bonus for looking for keys and body parts too (in later patches).

And probably the last big change from my earlier Diablo 3 blogs is that Blizzard has basically gone through every unique/set item and gave it an overhaul. When Diablo 3 came out; if you were lucky enough to find a unique or set item, the chances were it would be useless. This was because the basic stats of these ‘special’ items were basically not too good. However a few patches back Blizzard went through all the items and gave them a good tweaking. Now these items can very good.

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Blizzard has hasn’t been doing nothing since these changes, yet have been adding more features and improvements to the game, such as adding new recipes, PvP sections, monster power, inferno machine and even removing that respawn timer!

Its crazy really how much Diablo 3 has changed since its first release. It is a much better game now! I am glad Blizzard have listened to its public and improved Diablo 3! I hope this sets the record straight from my earlier blogs. Diablo 3 can be a very addictive now, since you feel you have a chance of finding some great loot!

Posted by Roguey on Sunday 17th February, 2013   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  

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