4 Tips for Playing Minecraft


When you are searching for the most beneficial and educational game that you can play, there is a big chance that a lot of people would recommend for you to try Minecraft for free on sites like minerauth.com. It is a simple game which is about the building and breaking of different blocks. Yes, that is really quite basic but in order to have the best experience in playing the game, there are some useful tips that you can use.

Tip # 1: Understand the Crafting System

One of the top secrets of most players of Minecraft is that they totally know and understand the crafting system that helps out the different players in making different items. To check and know more about it, you may consider the following things below:

  • Check the different guidelines and articles about it in the internet.
  • You can ask for the recommendations of other players about the crafting system to know few tricks you can use.
  • You can check the wiki page of the Minecraft to check the different notes from the makers of it.

Tip # 2: Have the Best Internet Speed

You would like to make the most out of Minecraft so better have the best internet speed that you can have in your house as this could be the only investment that is needed for you to have the fun and entertainment that you are after.

Tip # 3: Tricks

It is ideal for you to know a lot of tricks and tips when playing the game. Even before you totally start building your visual world, make sure to spend time in knowing different tricks that you can do to have great gameplay experience.

Tip # 4: Check forums and the Minecraft Wiki

Don’t ever forget to check the forums and wiki of Minecraft to know almost everything about the game.

A Short History Lesson on Asia


After watching the entire series of Netflix’s Marco Polo, I suddenly became interested in China’s history, and Asia itself. The earliest beginnings of all world civilizations have been traced to Asia. When Europe and the Americas were still in habited by primitive peoples, high forms of civilization existed in Asia. Many of these have long since disappeared and have been followed by new cultures. Chinese civilization, however, has lasted for more than 5,000 years. The earliest written history of the Chinese people beings about 3,000 years ago, and their legendary history may be traced back well beyond that.

In South Asia there is evidence of some civilization in the northern borderlands as far back as 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. After that period, Bronze Age farming villages existed between 4000 to 3000 BC. Two groups of people appeared then in South Asia. The city builders lived on the Indus Plain, and the farming people (Indo-Aryans) lived on the Upper Ganges Plain between 1500 and 1000BC.

The early civilizations of Asia were widely separated from each other and from European civilizations. Until modern times, when steamships, trains, and other means of fast transportation appeared, the peoples of Asia were kept apart from the Western world by oceans to the east and by mountains deserts and forests to the west. Only the desert people of southwest Asia were in contact with the Europeans. The Arabian, Persian, and Turkish peoples served as middlemen in a limited trade of spices, ivories, and other products from Asia. By the 1st century AD a small amount of trade between Rome and China had developed. Silk from Cathay, as China was called, was carried westward across Central Asia to Europe. There were two main trade routes: the Overland, or Silk, Route and the Sea Route through the Straits of Malacca (between the Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra). In time the Silk Route was blocked by fierce nomadic tribes, and the Sea Route was cut off by Muslim forces as the religion of Islam spread throughout southwest Asia. Cathay, the land of silk, remained only as a legend to Europeans.

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The Crusades of the Middle Ages brought European pilgrims and armies into southwest Asia. When the Crusaders returned to Europe, they took along knowledge of the area. Before the Crusades were ended, the great Mongol warrior Genghis Khan overpowered most of Asia and united the greater part of it. Communications between East Asia and Europe became easier and safer. Such journeys as those undertaken by Marco Polo and accounts of the great wealth and civilization of China caused widespread interest among Europeans. The unknown lands of spices, ivories, and silks were viewed as lands of great wealth and ancient learning.

China, however, had little interest in Europe. The Chinese believed their country to be the center of the world. The Europeans were looked upon as barbarians. China was willing to sell its products in exchange for gold or silver, but it was not prepared to buy European products.

As long as the old Overland and Sea Routes were the only ways to travel to the countries of Asia, the Chinese were able to avoid European influence. The routes were long, difficult, and dangerous. But at the close of the 15th century the Portuguese sailed around Africa into the Indian Ocean and began trading with India.

Once the ocean routs to East Asia were found, the possibility of the Chinese living in isolation was gone forever. Merchants, missionaries, adventurers, and a few scholars and diplomats poured into Asia. Where the European powers found Asian countries that were militarily weak, poorly organized, or divided, they soon carved out colonial empires. All of Southeast Asia except Thailand, almost all of south Asia, and much of southwest Asia were soon under European control.

Asian colonies were profitable for the Europeans during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Raw materials produced in the colonies were taken to Europe to be manufactured. A large part of the finished goods were resold to the colonies. As a result, the Western nations developed rapidly, and the countries of Asia lagged behind. The few nations that did not fall completely under foreign control –China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand—were forced to open their countries for trade. The shame of being dominated by the Western countries caused great bitterness in the peoples that had so long been proud of their ancient and great civilizations.

With trade came the spread of Western ideas. Japan, in the late 19th century, was the first nation in Asia to adopt Western industrial methods. In the 20th century, Western ideas and learning began to spread throughout Asia. Trouble spread with them because again and again, Asian peoples had to decide whether to accept Western ideas or to keep their old traditions. Some of them turned against their native ways, yet other refused to have anything to do with Western ways. Eventually people began to see that many of the ideas of the West could be adapted to meet certain needs of the East. In the colonies of the European countries, ideas of nationalism and self-rule began to develop. The desire to be independent spread rapidly after World War I, and after World War II most of the colonies in Asia one after another gained independence.

Samurais and Their History


As a huge otaku, I find myself immersed in Japanese culture, especially its history and anime progression. One popular theme for Japanese movies, anime, manga, and TV shows are samurai, and for good reason. BTW, Samurai Champloo is awesome; check it out!

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What are Samurai?

The samurai were a Japanese warrior class, just as the knights were once the special warrior class of Europe. About a thousand years ago there was a special code of conduct for the samurai warriors. Like knights, the samurai served one of the great Japanese lords.

A member of the samurai had to be well-trained in the use of weapons. His special weapon was a long, curved sword that was finely engraved. The samurai were very skillful in the use of this sword and also were good shots with a bow and arrow.

A samurai had to be courteous and had to be obedient to his lord. He had to devote his life to his country. A samurai was well taken care of by his lord but was not interested in making money. Above all, a samurai had to have honor and courage. If his honor was stained, even though there might seem good reason for it, a samurai had to take his own life.

They way in which he took his own life, or committed suicide was by harakiri, about which there is a separate article. Even to this day, hara-kiri has been used by people in Japan as a means of committing suicide. I highly recommend the movie Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai!

During World War II the word samurai was often used to describe the regular officers in the Japanese army and navy. Some of these men committed harakiri rather than be captured. Actually, the samurai code had been almost forgotten in Japan in the last century. Since the end of World War II the meaning of the most of the samurai has once more come to be almost forgotten.

Minecraft – Craft Your World


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Minecraft is a game but to some people it’s their world. Like an avid reader, books open the mind to imagination and creativity, just as games do. This game is nothing but an open space to create, to build and to complete what you have started maybe on paper or in your mind. Your Imaginations is the limit and sky is the canvass for your infinite creations. You can be in any world, be it a miniature world of electric circuit boards or gigantic planets just the next door to the solar system. It all depends on your imagination, and the game has been developed in a way to impact and get the best of all categories of audiences. Therfore, anyone will always have something fun and exciting to do in this game.

The different modes of Minecraft are what differentiate itself from the normal games. The game is nothing but simple creation of your world progressively as the game enfolds with the use of blocks in the 3D world. These blocks can be placed and destroyed when required. These blocks are of specific size and structure which can be used to make stuff. These objects in turn will make the world more personalized and unique.

There is a grid system where these blocks can be inserted, and the player can move freely around, granted the blocks and objects are not in the way. You could always use a boat to travel over water, jump to cross gaps, and use blocks to build a staircase or bridge over a large space. This is the root of construction in the game and the beginning to a new world. In Survival mode, the game starts with the player placed in the middle of empty spaces of jungles, forests, deserts and snowfields. These allow the player to select their choice of location for the creation and then start the construction. Even a timer for the day and night continues in the game to give a more realistic experience. The entire day of the game completes its full cycle in just 20 minutes of real time gaming.

In the game there are even other characters like villagers, animals etc. which could be either hostile or non-hostile. Depending on the kind of construction, one can go with these as a part of daily lifestyle in their world. The game has no mission and no goals, it has only one rule: live your life and go beyond your imaginations. Critics have accepted it, masses have proclaimed it the best, judges have awarded it, and now it’s time that you give it a chance and play Minecraft.

The ArcheAge Beta Release


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There is a lot to do in ArcheAge and gamers are waiting patiently for it to move beyond its close beta status into an open beta, and then finally full release. The game appears to combine elements from World of Warcraft and Virtual Life, with a touch of the popular aspects of Civilization and the Sim series. The overall effect is a sand box world where you can really develop your character. You can also control multi characters which enhances the game play as well.

One issue that hasn’t quite been fully resolved in ArcheAge is how it is going to interact with game systems, and even if it will ever be fully released onto the varying platforms. In its current generation, the beta format is a PC only approach that allows for the developers to focus on the actual game design, but presents its own problems. As the online world continues to evolve, environments such as World of Warcraft are discovering that security is a very real issue.

One of the things that make a sandbox game so vulnerable to security hacks is that the very nature of the game allows for an open ended interaction with the code to create and sustain objects driven by the characters actions, but within loose guidelines set by the designer. Until that security is enhanced, you may not see the game released broadly.

Will it Be More Widely Available?

ArcheAge isn’t available yet on any of the dedicated gaming platforms; it is available for PC only. To take advantage of all of the features and have the best gameplay, you have to have a computer system that is designed for gaming. This means a much more advanced graphic accelerator and faster processing chip than you will find in most off the shelf computers. You also want to consider using a third party controller with your game and PC. The scrolling action can become more effective when you are using a trackball or joystick. If you are used to the Xbox or PS4 systems, the transition won’t be hard. The tutorial that is provided with ArcheAge is comprehensive and easy to understand.

Worth the Wait for an Invitation

With the enhanced system of control and navigation available in the game, player can get into the game faster and start to advance in ways that weren’t possible before. The ability to begin to track and build a strategy opens up opportunities to build effective team alliances in competition to increase the multi-player game aspects as well. Overall, the game may not have the reach that other games have to home platforms, but the fact that it is causing such a stir while still in beta means quite a lot. It can be worth the wait to try and secure an invitation while it is still in beta. As yet there is no wide-scale release date for the full version so getting in early may be the best way to see what ArcheAge really has to offer.