43. Happy Birthday to Me.

October 22, 2012

What is meant to be, will be. Period.

I’ve said it before. It’s nothing new. But I still believe it to be true.

What is meant to be, will be. Nothing can stop it!

What am I talking about?

I’m not going to explain it any better than I did in a past podcast:

Confessions of a freak-geek-misfit and time agent in exile.

Thanks for stopping by and, thank you, for being a joy and inspiration in my life.

Stan Faryna
22 October 2012
Bucharest, Romania

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Technobohemian Dreams

October 21, 2012

A science fiction story about the end of the world, love, zombies, money, business, mice and men, and everything else.

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Episode One: The heart of a hero
Episode Two: Love hurts
Episode Three: God speed your love
Episode Four: Two hands ain’t good enough
Episode Five: Part One: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Five: Part Two: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Six: Everything counts in large amounts
Episode Seven: Love Never Fails
Episode Eight: Princes of the Universe

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Gnarls Barkley, Crazy

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Nine: Technobohemian Dreams

Audience: Adult

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Princes of the Universe

October 18, 2012

A science fiction story about the end of the world, love, zombies, money, dreams, John Malkovich, games, and everything else.

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Episode One: The heart of a hero
Episode Two: Love hurts
Episode Three: God speed your love
Episode Four: Two hands ain’t good enough
Episode Five: Part One: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Five: Part Two: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Six: Everything counts in large amounts
Episode Seven: Love Never Fails

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Queen, Princes of the Universe

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Eight: Princes of the Universe

Audience: Adult

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Love never fails

October 16, 2012

A science fiction novel about the end of the world, love, zombies, money, online strategy, games, and everything else.

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Episode One: The heart of a hero
Episode Two: Love hurts
Episode Three: God speed your love
Episode Four: Two hands ain’t good enough
Episode Five: Part One: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Five: Part Two: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Six: Everything counts in large amounts

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Black Eyed Peas, I Got a Feeling

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Seven: Love never fails

Audience: Adult

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Everything counts in large amounts

October 15, 2012

A science fiction novel about the end of the world, love, zombies, money, leadership, blogging, and everything else.

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Episode One: The heart of a hero
Episode Two: Love hurts
Episode Three: God speed your love
Episode Four: Two hands ain’t good enough
Episode Five: Part One: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Five: Part Two: Rape of the Sabine Women

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Depeche Mode, Everything Counts

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Six: Everything counts in large amounts

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The Hero School Review: PVP: DeadPool by the numbers

October 11, 2012

The Hero School Review: PVP: DeadPool by the numbers

The new PVP tournament system. Alternate title: Let them eat cake.

Captain America

Credits: Concept by Stan Faryna. Artwork by Tabitha Moon.

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T H E   H E R O   S C H O O L   R E V I E W     I S S U E   NO.  7

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The Review for Gold Gear, Heros, Uniforms and Loot in Playdom’s Marvel Avengers Alliance Game for Facebook and Playdom.com

Edited by Stan Faryna

Deadpool vs. Gangnam Style

Deadpool rocks the escalator rail.

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New PVP Tournament Reward System

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Marvel Avengers Alliance: PVP: NEW pvp Season Rewards

There’a a whole lotta confusion about the new PVP tournament reward system on Marvel Avengers Alliance. Most players are ready to give up. Let the quitters quit – because this is going to separate the brave from the limp.

Those who do not have DeadPool at the end of the tournament season – let them curse the stars!

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Heroes: DeadPool

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Heroes: DeadPool: Skills

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Admantium League

How to get DeadPool?

It’s not impossible!

At the end of the tournament season, players will receive rewards for their League rating and all inferior Leagues. See the details on the PVP interface in the Marvel Avengers Alliance game.

The new tournament rewards system is not based on the PVP leaderboard ranking system. You don’t have to be a top 10 PVPer to get DeadPool. I’m currently ranked somewhere between 30 and 50 and I was just promoted to the Adamantium League.

You do have to PVP lots- that much is obvious. And you do have to win a lot of PVP fights. But I’m betting that your PVP losses are not a serious stumbling block – unless you never win any PVP fights.

Things are unclear and ambiguous about how many PVP fights you need to win per day to get into the Adamantium League and stay there. I’m shooting for 30 wins per day – more or less. In other words, if you win 30 times and lose 20 fights per day, I think that you are very likely to get DeadPool and all the other prizes.

That’s how to get DeadPool. I hope.

If my theoretical model changes OR contrary facts come to light, you’ll get an update in a subsequent issue of The Hero School Review.

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PVP is hell 

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Marvel Avengers Alliance: PVP: Season 6 Rank 1

Marvel Avengers Alliance: PVP: Season Six: Heroes

Marvel Avengers Alliance: PVP: Season Six Fight with Human Torch

How to PVP

Most players have avoided PVP up to now. Because it is hell. It is unfair. It is brutal. And the only reward was glory.

The rewards are now tempting, but PVP is still hell. And hell – just so you know – overflows with evil, agony, and despair.

Duh!

Do you have the courage to follow in Dante’s foot steps? Or Kobodaishi’s bloody wake? [grin]

If you are looking for PVP tips and tricks, check out my Facebook fanpage:

https://www.facebook.com/Faryna.FanPage

Enter into the Inferno

All ye who enter here, give up all hope.

-Dante

PVP may be hell, but the descent into hell is simple. Just as it really is.

1. Win PVP fights

2. Minimize fight losses

How to win a fight in hell

If your best is not good enough, do the best of a better man (or woman).

– The Devil, Supernatural

Winning is not obvious in hell – because hell is just cunning like that.

But if you are going into hell, be a bad ass!

Here’s some recommendations if your agent is level 30 or above:

1. Your PVP team must be all level 12 heroes

2. Your PVP bonus items should not be less than a total of 900 PVP bonuses each

3. You have at least three level 10 heroes (or above) in each class represented by the heroes on your PVP team.

4. The heroes on your PVP team may not be your favorite heroes, but they must be the best heroes you got. If you don’t know who’s great, you’ll figure out soon enough.

5. Losing is the fastest path to learning and adapting to the evils that await you in ambush.

6. Equip the best gear and uniforms in the game – or get them fast

Do you have a few of the new Phoenix Five uniforms? If not, learn about them here.

How to minimize losses

If you are going through HellDON’T STOP!

– Winston Churchill

In other words, keep on keeping on. This excellent advice applies to love, war, loss, defeat, office cubicles, and dark nights, liberally.

The most important thing about PVP, in fact, is minimizing your losses. Losses are inevitable, unavoidable, and guaranteed. As they are in life. Mistakes happen and we love to make them.

Here’s some wisdom:

1. You can not minimize losses by seeking fewer and less frequent engagements and fights. Seek more engagements!

2. You can not minimize losses by avoiding a fight and surrendering to defeat at the sight of the enemy. Don’t reload or refresh! Learn from a fight that you know you will be losing.

3. A great opponent that owns you more than three times is the best of teachers. Seek them out, enrage them, and learn faster through each brutal and demoralizing defeat.

4. No win is ever guaranteed. The fight rules are unpredictable – some of the time.

Do not despair when an inferior opponent defeats your PVP team with extra turns they should not have. Or by doing damage to your heroes that is unimaginable.

5. The team, equips, and uniforms for the quickest killing may not be the best team, equips and uniforms for when you are offline and the AI is at the wheel

6. There are no rules in Hell. Nor fair play. But your Mommy still thinks you are the bestest.

Duh!

Exhibit A: Mockingbird in PVP at Playdom.com
(Mockingbird was never available to Playdom.com players)

Marvel Avengers Alliance: PVP: Hack

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What’s coming in the NEXT issues of The Hero School Review?

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Annihilus Human Torch (Uniform)

How to deal with the Phoenix Flare

Why Cosmic Flame is EPIC in PVP

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Exploits

Unintended glitches happen and may make gear better (or worse) than intended by Playdom-Disney. If you discover an uber exploit that will make us all think twice about a seemingly unwise purchase, please let us know in the comments.

Previous Hero School Reviews

Issue No. 1: Traumatic Post and Future Foundation (FF) Spiderman Uniform

Issue No. 2: Transcranial Stimulator and Techno-Organic Endoskeleton

Issue No. 3: Omni-Fury, Crystal Shiv, and 4 more additional gear slots

Issue No. 4: Spec Ops 3 Epic Boss Rewards – Arc Reactor and Cosmic Flame

Issue No. 5: Eric Hallford should be banned from the Playdom.com forums

Issue No. 6: New Uniforms for Phoenix, Emma Frost, Colossus and Cyclops

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Play Marvel Avengers on Playdom.com with more energy, more UISOs and a lot more RAH!
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Stan Faryna
11 October 2012
Bucharest, Romania
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“Safe” Playdom.com and other Marvel Avengers Alliance Hubs
Marvel Universe Group (FB)
Omega Guild (FB)
If you want your Marvel Avengers Alliance FB group, forum or website added to this list, let’s arrange a walk through.
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How I opened a can of whoop a$$ on the Hulk. And other social media DOHs.

October 8, 2012

I opened up a can of whoop a$$ on the Hulk

And 3 other social media DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Eye of the Tiger

I opened up a can of whoop a$$ on the Hulk. But you don’t have to take my word for it. I gots screenshots.

And knocking down the big boys has a lot to do with social media and making bank (someday-somehow).

How else are you going to grab for more reach? More eye balls? More views?

So I killed the big guy in two shots. But I wish I could have done it in one shot.

That would have been epic!

Survivor, Eye of the Tiger

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