Changing Region – StarCraft II

A lot of people have complained about not being able to change region in StarCraft II. Sending Blizzard a ticket and asking them to change your account’s region used to be the only way to play on another server. Now there are a few easier ways to do it. I’ll just mention the easiest one, since it’s very simple and reliable.

Open notepad and paste the following code:

<region displayname="AUTHENTICATION_SG_REGION" hostname="sg"
allowedProductLocales="all" localesThatDefaultToThisRegion="enSG"/>
<region displayname="AUTHENTICATION_US_REGION" hostname="us"
allowedProductLocales="all" localesThatDefaultToThisRegion="enUS"/>
<region displayname="AUTHENTICATION_EU_REGION" hostname="eu"
allowedProductLocales="all" localesThatDefaultToThisRegion="enGB"/>
<region displayname="AUTHENTICATION_KR_REGION" hostname="kr"
allowedProductLocales="all" localesThatDefaultToThisRegion="koKR"/>

Name the file: “regions.xml” (Not “regions.xml.txt”) and save it in your StarCraft II folder (the folder that contains your StarCraftII.exe – Usually Program Files/…)

IMPORTANT: A “Region” button will appear on the StarCraftII log in screen. However, it only appears on the first screen – the one where you’re asked to type in your email address. If your SCII is set to remember the account, and only ask you to type in your password, you have to click the arrow on the right side of the log in box to go back to the first screen. Wait a little bit and the button will pop up. Also, you might have to restart the game.

Font: TeamLiquid Post (here you can also learn about the other ways to change region)

How to Play Magic: The Gathering

Greetings, gamers.How to Play Magic: The Gathering

This post will lead you to all the information you need to start playing Magic: The Gathering. I’m writing an article myself on how to play this amazing game, but it is still going to take a while before it’s done. So, what’s this all about? Well, yesterday, I was watching Boogie 2988[1] open some Return to Ravnica booster packs and came across an incredible video. Probably for being tired of people asking him to explain the game, he posted a link to a series of tutorial videos on how to play MTG. If you want to learn how to play the online version of the game, don’t worry, it has the exact same rules and cards. It’s the same game, except one is played with paper cards, while the other is played with digital ones.

The series is called Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering and is divided in several parts. A couple of nice fellas will explain to you the fundamental aspects of the game. After watching all the videos, you should be able to start playing this amazing TCG (Trading Card Game).

***IMPORTANT: I do not own these videos and had no participation in their making. These are official videos uploaded to YouTube by Wizards of The Coast.***

Part 1: Welcome to the Multiverse

Part 2: The Five Colors of Mana

Part 3: Game Zones and Parts of a Card

Part 4: Card Types

Part 5: Parts of a Turn

Part 6: The Next Step

On the description of every video, they tell you to visit for more information. There, you’ll find a demo version of the game, to practice what you’ve just learned. They have also a .PDF with the rules of the game available for downloading.

[1] Boogie2988 YouTube Channel

Swiss Booster Draft Champion!

Hello ladies,

So, I’ve just started playing Magic: The Gathering Online again, and this time I decided to go for some Booster Drafts. In case you don’t know what these are, just go away =P. In the future, I’ll post something explaining the game and the formats. But today I just wanted to annouce my victory in the third Booster Draft I participated in.

OK. Winning 1st place in a Swiss Booster Draft is not a big deal. I know it, you know it. But still, I started playing them yesterday, and got my first win. To be honest, it was pretty exciting. After that, I played an 8-4 and wasted all my profits. It was close, though hahahaha. From now on, I’ll be playing only 4-3-2-2 and 8-4. Not only because the prize is bigger, but also because they’re faster.

So, here’s the print of the win anyways XD:



Skyrim: 100 Smithing

In this post, I’ll tell you how to easily get to 100 skill points in smithing.

You’re going to start by collecting all the leather you can. Leather is very easy to find in Skyrim. Almost any animal you kill will drop some sort of pelt that you can turn into leather at tanning racks. You can also buy all the leather and leather strips from the NPCs, if you have extra money. At the tanning rack, convert leather into leather strips until you have 2 leather strips for each leather you have.

Then, go to a forge and forge a ton of leather bracers. Your skill will go up very fast, especially at lower levels. The reason this technique is so good, is that you earn the same skill experience no matter what item you craft (or almost the same), so why not forge the cheapest one? Some people say that this technique works better by forging iron daggers, because they only cost 2 ingredients: an iron ingot, and a leather strip. On the other hand, I assume leather is cheaper and easier to find. You can do it with iron daggers if you want, following the same principle.

This is not exactly a “cheat” but it will get you to a hundred points in smithing in no time! It will also help you level up at lower levels. Once you get to maximum smithing, you’ll be able to make and refine very powerful items.

Doom II Cheat Codes

These are the original cheat codes for Doom II – Hell on Earth that will work in any engine, from the old MS-DOS executable to the most advanced Doom ports.

To make these work, just type the desired codes while in-game, during the levels. Don’t need to press ENTER after typing.

These should also work with Final Doom and Freedoom‘s phase 2, but, in the other hand, they won’t have any effect if you are playing on the Nightmare difficulty level…