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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Clash of Clans Defense Layout

Since there have been so many updates to Clash of Clans recently: from the new troops; to the addition of all the walls... I thought I would make a post that should keep up with the times a lot better than a blog post.

There is an iOS app is called Clash Tactics and it is free in the App Store:

In the app you can check out the most recently uploaded layouts, the highest rated layouts, as well as upload your own village layout and get feedback from other clashers:

It is convenient for choosing which Town Hall layouts you want to check out:

 Plenty of interesting layouts to copy or just check out (hope Jenny said yes...)

 The best part: find a layout you like, zoom in and copy it exactly. Then tweak from there if you find any weak spots from future raids.

This way you can check up on other's villages when there is a new update to get an idea of what you should do to keep your loot or trophies safe.

If you would like to check out my guide to get free gems for builders by downloading free apps, check my free gem guide on the sidebar --->

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Clash of Clans Defense Strategy

**For more up-to-date defense ideas, check my new defense tactics post**

I saw this on the Supercell Forums for Clash of Clans and thought everyone should take a look at this useful tool. Since you have to become a member of the forums to actually see it... I thought I would make it easy for anyone to download it from here.

To get the full use of the village planner, you'll need excel or a program that can open spreadsheets (open office is free and will work), but I'll also post screenshots of the different town hall defenses. This tool will allow you to design your village layout without moving anything in game.

Download the spreadsheet here.

**Please be aware these were all done before the latest update (Barbarian King/Archer Queen update) so you will have some extra things to move around.

The town Hall 7 was one of the best, I don't think I was ever 3 starred from anyone attacking from the right. The town Hall 8 is good as well, I haven't been 3 starred in the 3 weeks I've had it.

You'll need this for the next screenshots:

Town Hall 5

Town Hall 6

Town Hall 7

Town Hall 8

This is my current setup as of 4/24: 

I still haven't decided what to do about the extra air defense. A couple things to note is the fake teslas, this is where most of my attacks would come from and it was easy for goblins to take everything if they had more than 8 well-placed wall-breakers. The second thing is the town hall and barbarian king placement. If I am trying to gain trophies, i stick the town hall inside everything. If I am in farming mode, I trade the king and the town hall. With the town hall outside, I rarely get people to fully attack me, even with millions in my storages.

With the last updates (walls and more buildings) you have a little more to play around with. I just look for weak spots from the replays and then try to make it difficult to attack there. Most of my attacks come from the bottom and they don't expect the tesla which takes care of any wall-breakers trying to come through. The rest of that attacks start with the barbarian king and then the giants always get sprung.

Also, if anyone is interested in getting free iTunes gift cards by downloading free apps, check out my guide to free gems.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free Gems for Clash of Clans

So I have seen a ton of "hacks" and "free" ways to get green gems. Just jailbreak your device, or give me your password, and what not... but I haven't really trusted anything like that. Then I saw a video of a guy that does strategy videos for Clash of Clans, and he gave a legit way to get free gems. And it totally works! I bought my 3rd builder in about 2 days, and my 4th in another 3 days. 

So here you go:

Feature Points Tutorial

This is a guide on how to use the App "FeaturePoints" to get a free iTunes gift card, which you can redeem for gems in Clash of Clans. Make sure to use the referral code 'P9QNWD' to get 50 free credits/points. 

1- Go to this URL on your phone:

Feature Points home screen

2 - Hit 'Sign Up' and Install profile on your phone (this is how 'Feature Points' keeps track of what you have downloaded)

feature points verify settingsinstall profile

3- Use Referral Code 'P9QNWD' for an extra 50 points to start out with

feature points referral code

4- Download free apps through Feature Points (you can install 'Feature Points' as an app for quick access from home screen)

feature points download appfeature points install as app

5- Use each downloaded app for at least 30 seconds (once you have been given points for that app, you can delete them from your phone if you don't want to keep all of them)

6- Most important!! Refer your friends and have them use your unique referral code for more points. You get 50% of all your friends points.

clash of clans green gems price

Steps for getting free gems:

-Redeem an iTunes gift card (USA only) or PayPal gift card (int'l users) using credits 
-Enter code or transfer PayPal money into iTunes account
-Purchase gems through Clash of Clans
-Upgrade more stuff

Side note: You can get PayPal gift cards, Amazon gift cards, paid apps and other rewards besides iTunes gift cards... For those that have 5 builders and plenty of gems already.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Batman Infographic

A little off-topic, but come on... it's Batman!!

batman infograhic

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Cost of Car Ownership

Cars are expensive, that's for sure. But what exactly are we paying for? If you look at car depreciation values, they're terrible. Terrrrible. When I say you have to be rich to buy a new car, I don't mean, duh, $25,000 is a lot of money. I mean, you have to be rich enough to just throw dollar bills out the window rich. Because that is essentially what is happening with a new car. Drive a new car off the lot, you just lost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Good on ya, mate.
When everything else is factored in, cars are downright expensive. I think the infographic has it right with the bills coming out of the exhaust pipe. An SUV probably would have been a better fit though...

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Many Forms of Pasta

That is a lot of pasta my friends. I had no idea there were that many variations... I didn't know fettucine had to be 6.5mm wide, otherwise it is called bavette. I do know one thing though, homemade pasta is so delicious compared to store bought.
(Be sure to click the infographic to zoom in)

pasta infographic

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sugar Intake

How often do we actually think about what we eat? Homogenization, preservatives, organic, no msg, diet!? We eat differently nowadays. It can be hard just to know what we take in unless we are calorie counters. So what do we do?
Well, I'll let the infographic speak for itself. And I guess I should lay off the Kool-aid...

sugar infographic