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Playing LuLu

Lulu is the new support in League of Legends that has finally been released and I can’t play her!

There are two reasons for this; the first of which involves a bad wrist and a trip to the hospital and the second is because of my playing style.

Well I say playing style, more like lack of skill! This is not a support for a Newbie to the game as she does not have a heal and has a very skillful talent to play her effectively.

Having watched Purpose playing her for acouple of time, it is possible to be agressive, but the ability to carry a game is not great!

Her cute way of turning players into a squirrel is a great way of protecting yourself, but is short so blink and you’ll miss it at first. I did!

So if you like a character with alot of actions to do, is an interesting and new support, then this is the character for you! If you’re like me, struggling to do multi tasks and complex tasks with no good heal, avoid however how cute!

Shame; she is cute!

N00b vs newbie

I have always thought that a N00b and a newbie were the same or a very similar thing, yet I am quickly finding this is not the case.

There seems to be a difference in maturity in the two, and while I thought I was a N00b in terms of being a geek, I am not. Really I am a newbie as I have the unexperience yet strive to push my self.

I am not actually a n00b, who is perceived as annoying and a problem to those in the gaming and geeky world. This seems in fact a term for those who seem to think they are amazing… yet are not!

See I clearly know I am rubbish and still learning alot at everything… so I should be happy about that!

Shame it makes my name now seem silly… I guess it does show how much of a newbie I am at all of this!

Breaks break lent

I have decided that broken bones and limbs break lent too.

I have also come to a second conclusion; I am never being belated by a fresher!

Before you ask, I am alive and well; though I doubt real worry from you on my behalf.

Today rather than going outdoor climbing in the rain, myself a few other decided going climbing at the Warehouse in Gloucester was better. Climbing with the old university group is great fun, and the perfect catch up, while having a chance to climb again.

You also have an idea of how good the course and instruction of the group is and know that 5 months after starting, the freshers are able to belay safely.

Oh how wrong could we be!

After I had exhausted my wrists from climbing 3 routes and belaying 2, we got a fresher who was left alone to belay my friend.

Successfully having completed the climb she began to descend but at a fast rate! Telling the fresher to slow her up, rather than slowing or stopping her, he let go of the rope!

She now has mashed up the two bones in her forearm and requires surgery to correct it and he is probably terrified to belay ever again.

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Her s-shaped wrist has now been straightened and plastered but her lent will now be broken as she now needs the sugar from the hospital starving her of food in case they could operate. But if faced with a break like that, if you like chocolate, you need a cheer up!

So I think if you break a bone, especially badly, your lent should get to finish early. That doesn’t mean if your struggling with lent that you can go and break something; it is only unintentional breaks!

Why am I still hungry

After eating something that months ago would have had me hardly able to move, and I am still hungry!

This is what happens when you eat too much and stretch your stomach! Now I have to shrink my stomach again and have smaller meals!

But then this is one of the things to expect when you date a guy who likes to eat big meals!

So now I need to eat less but right now… I’m so hungry!

Screw it I’m eating that Dime bar! It’s asking for it!

Tomorrow I am eating smaller meals! Note to self, when dating someone, make sure you eat smaller sized meals!

Outdated Social media n00bs

I am not a social media n00b. I have had a personal facebook account since first introduced in England, as well as a non-personal account (possibly one of the first), a Twitter, LinkedIn, bebo, MySpace and Google+ account. My role at work even includes controlling various accounts and development.

But the thing with social media is it is constantly changing, with updates, new sites, apps and technology advances. Many people also assume that because they know their way around their personal account, that they are “experts” and can then teach others.

Believe it or not bit I have met someone who is teaching others about social media, and how to use it, yet believed that after 48 hours tweets just disappeared forever, or that it was fine to tweet anything. He is being paid by people to teach them thongs that are dangerously wrong!

So how do they get away with this? He isn’t a scam artist, but believes he’s an expert!

With it all changing, qualifications are out of date the next day, yet how do we stop people teaching about things they actually know little about or is often outdated!

Having controlled many websites now, its crazy to see website documents even weeks after it is made sometimes to how outdated it is. But when your working with websites that don’t allow for any social media engagement, you worry.

In the last 10 years we have gone from mobile phones starting to become common place in the UK, with smart phone completely changing all markets, meetings and businesses these days. Even 5 years down the line, it will be interesting to see where we are in terms of social and technical advances.

For now we need to try to bridge the gap though with those who have knowledge and understanding with those that don’t. Or maybe focus at the bigger picture. America now produce enough food to feed 80% of the worlds population, yet consume or dispose of it in the US.

Why do we not use social media more to make people aware, or change this? Get America to send food to countries that need it, and get them healthier. Why not remove ignorance and stupidity?

I know I am not a n00b to social media, but I still have hopes it can be used for good. That we can make real positive change.

I hope you feel that way too.

How not to play League of Legends – Part 4 – Soraka

As someone who can’t aim on moving targets that well, especially a vast number of moving targets, a nice wide attack seems a great plan for a n00b like me. Well after a game playing Ashe (for a 3rd time) and having enough points, Purpose suggested playing Soraka.

As a healing character, who can be a great support, it would be a great way to ease into the game.

First time after buying her though, having not be told by Purpose to be passive instead of jumping right in and wondering why my attacking power was so low, I sucked.

Yes you can play her as an agressive character, but you have to build her that way by starting with Q and choosing other items to build her that way. My first game was full of stress, putting me off the role of support (though at a very low ranking futile I know but you have to learn somewhere). After my second and third game, finally knowing to be passive, I really got into the character! Being able to learn to hover around character, healing them and quickly running away then back again.

Getting basic boots then better boots really did make a difference! Being able to run fast is a good thing! Bushes and running are your friend in this role.

So how do you not play Soraka? Well like me, getting killed, hitting the minions with the heal or silences rather than the characters, and button bashing!

Yes I am a button basher when it comes to games like Tekken and Super Smash Bros Brawl! Do not button bash with this game! It just wastes your good powers at the wrong times. Don’t mix up your numbers and letters… as I kept doing. You might then wonder why its doin g nothing!

Keep your hand still as a noob and only move it if you know you are going to go straight back to the correct part of the keyboard.

I really do like Soraka, and will unfortunately be annoying people with my terrible playing! Sorry 😦

How not to play League of Legends – Part 3 – Morgana

Having watched many a game of League of Legends, I have come across Morgana a number of times with her big black pool of evil. She is such a fierce character, it is quite scary as a newbie playing her.

As the third champion I played, it was so scary and difficult, but my confusion between the left and right button was my main downfall here. The whole game was a blur of panic!

She is a great and powerful character, when played correctly; shame I can’t. So much a blur, I can’t even remember what button did what for her!

So how not to play her? Like me running around and right under towers or into towers, or not paying attention to bushes where it seemed the enemy constantly jump out of! Also be warned that once experienced gamers know your a n00b, run! They just know to pick on you to get kills or “fed” as they call it.

Remember to be good and “gg” or “good game” at the end, and don’t whine or swear; you’ll get reported so be nice!

 

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