The Brigmore Witches Scare Me: Dishonored DLC Review

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Dishonored is my GOTY. Hands down. I loved it and had little assassin babies with it. That’s what I did. I loved the open world feeling of the game, I loved the way I truly could choose my own path through the city of Dunwall, and I loved the way my choices had a real and tangible effect not only on the world, but on the character of the other characters.

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The first DLC The Knife of Dunwall was brilliant. For the first five minutes it was hard to relate to the Empress-murdering-Daud, but then the pathos drew me in and, yes, I almost enjoyed being Daud a little more than I enjoyed being Corvo. It was the gravelly voice, I think.

My eager anticipation of The Brigmore Witches can not easily be overstated. I was, in a word, fiendishly excited.

So, is The Brigmore Witches worth it?

The game play is more challenging than Dishonored and The Knife Of Dunwall. I breezed through The Knife of Dunwall with no problems whatsoever, in both low and high chaos.

The Brigmore Witches is much more difficult than previous iterations of the game. It also includes new powers, the most notable being the Pull power, which allows you to suck items toward yourself from a distance.
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Minecraft Command Block Tutorial Map Download

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Want to learn how to use command blocks? This minecraft map download will teach  you how command blocks work in-game. That means you can learn to broadcast messages, teleport players, change game modes, give players items and xp, or taketh them away and so much more.

Knowing how to use minecraft command blocks properly is pretty much essential if you want to make a decent adventure map. This downloadable map tutorial makes use of command blocks to teach  you how to use command blocks – so in a way, creator ‘Pyrate’ put a command block  in your command block so you can block whilst you command – or something like that.

Download the Minecraft Command Block Lab!

What can you do with these minecraft redstone powerhouses? Here’s a few uses straight from the minecraft wiki:

  • Game mode changes
  • Starter Kits
  • Teleportation
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Lotteries
  • Jails
  • Admin Commands
  • Alarms
  • Rewards
  • Weather Controllers
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Secure Player Only Doors
  • Safe Zones (No Combat Zones)
  • Cheat Detection
  • Talking Adventure Maps
  • Stores

How To Make Free Standing Ladders In Minecraft

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This neat minecraft ladder cheat, discovered by redditor Lonnie_Mack allows you to finally make ladders that aren’t placed directly against other blocks, in other words, free-standing minecraft ladders!

It’s done by using the abilties that come with the new launcher, which can swap between new and old versions of minecraft.

Step by Step Instructions For Making A Free Standing Minecraft Ladder

Step One: Using hardened clay, place blocks where you want your ladder to go.

Step Two: Place ladders.

Step Three: Quit game, open same save file, but using Minecraft 1.5.2. You’ll find that the clay blocks are gone, largely because there aren’t any hardened clay blocks in 1.5.2

Step Four: Quit game again, open save file in the latest version of minecraft. You’ll discover that your ladder is still there, and the blocks are still gone. You have a freestanding ladder!

Ladders made this way are visible and usable from the front only. From the back they become invisible hit-boxes. This gives you a way to not only make free-standing ladders, but invisible walls too.

This trick can also be used to create floating railways. Just place rails on hardened clay blocks, do the ol’ version switcheroo and baby, you got a railway in the sky!

Minecraft Giant Hand Island

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This stunning cross between a minecraft sculpture, render and island build was created by the undoubtedly talented minecrafter and redditor, Wheio. Here’s how he did it, in his own words:
 

  1. The raw terrain is created using WorldPainter. That isn’t grass; it’s two shades of stained, hardened clay.
  2. The large, customized trees are manually placed in using MCEdit. These trees are originally created byLetsLente and are available for download for use in your projects here.
  3. In ZBrush, a 3D model (the giant head) is sculpted or edited before being exported as an OBJ file.
  4. That OBJ is run through Binvox to convert it to a schematic file.
  5. The Schematic file is checked using ViewVox.
  6. The final Schematic file is imported and posed in the WorldPainter-made World using MCEdit. It is then changed from default stone into Quartz.
  7. For the first time, the world file is opened in vanilla Minecraft. Here the terrain is adjusted, with the small houses being built, the caves dug, and the waterfalls added. Smaller trees are bonemealed into existence along the ground, or hand built on the model. The model is also retrofitted to better fit it’s surroundings. In my case, I needed to almost completely destroy and rebuild the nose.
  8. The world is opened up using Chunky, excellent software built for rendering Minecraft worlds. The chunks that are visible from where the camera is are selected for rendering.
  9. In Chunky, the render is set up. Light-colored blocks (like Quartz and Sand) have trouble rendering in Chunky under the default setup, so the sun’s brightness, the photo gamma, and many other features are adjusted. The sun is also moved to where it best compliments the build. The sky is actually an image called a “Skymap” and there are many available online.
  10. The scene is rendered, a process which can be very time-consuming for the computer based on the complexity of the lighting. While the scene is being rendered, it might be a good idea to leave your computer and read a book. I suggest Ready Player One by Ernest Cline or The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDFTBA!
  11. The image, now completely rendered, is imported into Photoshop. Here adjustments are made to the color of the photo. I find the David Nanchin actions to be helpful for this sort of thing, though I never run them full-strength. I also add in a water splash at the base of the water fall, and remove some pesky leaves that floated too far from their trees.
  12. The final image is exported from Photoshop and is ready to be seen by the lovely people of /r/Minecraft.

These step-by-step instructions as provided by the creator are incredibly useful for anyone who wants to learn how to sculpt minecraft creations, create custom terrain, make their own renders using Chunky and generally impress other people with minecraft pictures that say a million more words than a simple screenshot.

Minecraft Realistic Island Download

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This realistic minecraft island map is absolutely beautiful. Made by artisan architect, Linard, this island with extensive peaks and custom forests as well as an undulating coastline might be about to become your new favorite survival island download. It’s large enough to develop an adventure on, but also perfect for anyone who likes to play realistic minecraft survival. On this island, you can become Robinson Crusoe, or Tom Hanks with your very own Wilson.

Download this Realistic Island Map!

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