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Mining Money Off Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox game that has seen many creative and adaptive uses for both recreational and commercial uses. As a result, Minecraft server hosting has become popular. However, it costs quite a bit to run and maintain your own servers. Here are six ways to raise money from being a host for those of you who are finding it difficult to maintain your server.

Ads on your website

If your Minecraft server has its own popular website then installing advertisements on the website would be a start. Several companies can help place advertisements on your website but none of them are as competent at providing targeted advertisements as AdSense. It is very easy to set up on your website and owing to its popularity among advertisers the earnings got out of it is better than any of AdSense’s competitors.

Ad fly

Ad fly is a service that helps shrink a URL and then inserts a 5 second advertisement before redirecting the user to the destination of the link. Once a map that you have designed is uploaded on a file sharing website, shrink the download link using ad fly. The more visitors that stumble upon the link, the more money you get, so you should promote the link in forums.

Sell attractive maps to other servers

Some players might be good web designers but might find it difficult to create maps or building. So try to develop attractive maps that you can introduce on YouTube. Minecraft server hosts will pay for quality maps to play on.

FileFactory

Most Minecraft servers commonly use file sharing websites to share maps and other related files. There are several sites that offer file sharing services, Filefactory is quite popular among users. This is because users can make money by sharing files on the website. Filefactory offers $20 per 1000 downloads through a rewards option. It’s also a good option to have for your map downloads since it has a capacity for maps that exceed 200 MB.

YouTube Videos

You can search for people who will pay you to embed YouTube videos as advertisements on your server. The biggest problem with that is that in some cases, until you earn $100 you are not paid anything. So it’s important to be careful. In addition, playing copyrighted music may not work since such videos get removed.

Donations

Many people are willing to donate to a server they enjoy playing on. Work hard designing extremely good texture packs and maps. If your server has a strong community you can invite donations from players in exchange for implementing suggestions. Moreover, server hosts can offer in-game bonus for donations. Small bonuses such as titles and colored names are a nice way to thank your donors too.

Why GTA 5 Is The Perfect Birthday Gift

By now you’ve probably heard the media storm surrounding the release of video game Grand Theft Auto 5. You might not be a gamer, and you might not get why so many teens and fully fledged grown-ups are spending hours a day sitting starring at the TV, killing people or stealing cars or something. It sounds quite horrific. But you don’t need to get it – what you do need to do is buy your friend or relative the game for their Birthday if they haven’t already bought it!

So what’s so special about GTA 5?

If you haven’t engaged with video games since the days of pong or Pac-Man, you probably don’t realise just how advanced these mini worlds in the TV have become. Grand Theft Auto isn’t so much a game, as it is a virtual reality. The kind once only portrayed in Sci-Fi movies.

Yes it’s violent, but it is also an artistic masterpiece and a cutting edge piece of technology. Graphically it’s about as close to real life as you can get. Detail wise, it’s simply breathtaking.

Rockstar have established a ground-breaking franchise with Grand Theft Auto, which all started over 10 years ago. The games are recognised in the gaming industry, particularly GTA 3, for revolutionising the way we play games.

You see where games used to be limited to a set of rules within a predefined context, the makers of GTA are the pioneers of “open world” gameplay. Meaning they’ve designed whole cities from where the gameplay takes place, and the player can explore this vast detail freely without ever having to embark on the predefined story elements.

GTA 5 puts players in a very accurate rendition of LA, and from there it’s really up to them what they get up to. You can buy tattoos, smoke cannabis (hey it is legal in California with a doctor’s note), go to theme parks or the cinema, skydive, explore the countryside and mountains, hunt, buy houses and other items. The list is endless, however the most fun comes when breaking the law, stealing cars, and killing people. You can basically do anything you can in real life. And that’s the charm of it all.

Call it escapism, call it an aggression outlet without the consequences of real life – whatever it is it’s fun, and if you buy a cash strapped gamer a copy for their Birthday they might just love you as much as playing it!

An Introduction to Blizzard’s Hearthstone

“Deceptively Simple. Insanely Fun” – that’s how Blizzard describes its new game. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a collectible card game with settings and characters based on the ever-popular World of Warcraft game. While the game was released in March 2014, the extended beta-testing period made sure the game was highly anticipated by Blizzard fans worldwide. Nowadays, the game can be downloaded and played for free at Battle.Net and is available in PC, Mac, and iPad. Personally, I found the game challenging and mentally stimulating as it requires me to think ahead and anticipate the opponent’s move. You will understand what I mean when you start playing the game and you consider its objective, hero classes, game cards, and game play.

Objective of the Game

Unlike in WoW where you can play with multiple players at a time, Hearthstone is a head-to-head, turn-based strategy game. Each player begins with 30 health and with a deck composed of 30 cards. The objective of the game is simple: drain the opponent’s health to zero before the opponent drains yours. To do this, you will need to choose your hero class, and with each class comes unique hero power, minions, and spells. For me, the interactions of these three factors make the game very interesting.

Heroes and Classes

Malfurion Stormrage (Druid) – Malfurion’s specialty comes from spells that enchant and improve minions’ attack and health. The Druid’s power is Shapeshift, giving Malfurion +1 attack and +1 armor until the end of turn.

Rexxar (Hunter) – Rexxar uses beasts as his primary form of damage while using traps and secrets to counter enemy minions. His Steady Shot deals two damage to enemy hero.

Jaina Proudmoore (Mage) – I like Jaina because of her array of spells that can be used to damage enemy hero or eliminate enemy minions. She uses Fireblast to deal one damage to a chosen minion or to enemy hero.

Uther the Lightbringer (Paladin) – Uther has a host of strong minions, and he uses spells to limit the opponent’s minion on the board. For his hero power, Uther can summon a 1/1 Silver Hand Recruit every turn.

Aduin Wrynn (Priest) – I am not fond of playing against Anduin because of his healing and direct damage spells. Don’t ever think the game is over with Anduin because he can always use his Lesser Heal power to restore two health points to a minion or to himself.

Valeera Sanguinar (Rogue) – I found that Rogues are difficult to deal with early in the game because of cheap mana spells and minions. The combination of the two along with her Dagger Mastery that equips a 1/2 weapon makes her a formidable foe.

Thrall (Shaman) – Thrall uses totems as his hero power; these totems can either have a certain skill or can affect minions in play. Be wary of Thrall’s access to cards with Overload as it allows him to cast powerful spells at a lower cost at the expense of reduced available mana next turn.

Gu’ldan (Warlock) – I always have my guard up when battling against Gu’ldan because of cheap minions with Battlecry ability and powerful direct damage spells. His hero power, Life Tap, is unique, allowing him to draw a card and take two damage.

Garrosh Hellscream (Warrior) – Garrosh is my favorite because I am never out of the game with his Armor Up! hero power. This skill gives Garrosh two armor each turn that can be stacked indefinitely. With his armor in place, Garrosh uses weapons and quick to attack minions to directly damage enemy hero or minions.

Game Cards

Minions – Minions are the creatures of the game that can be summoned on the board. At the top left side of the card is the minion’s casting cost. You can find the minion’s attack at the bottom left corner of the card while its health at the bottom right corner. A minion’s attack is the damage dealt while its health indicates the damage it can take. For example, I have chosen to use a 2/2 Raid Leader to attack a 1/2 Goldshire Footman. In this skirmish, the Goldshire Footman is buried while my Raid Leader gets to live to see another turn.

There are minions that possess certain skills that can affect the dynamics of the game. Skills like Battlecry, Charge, Taunt, Summon, etc. make the game challenging and interesting at the same time.

Spells – Spell cards are powerful, game-changing cards that can only be used once. Spells differ for each class; each spell may bring about unique effects, deal direct damage, or both.

Game play

At the beginning of the game, the computer randomly chooses who goes first. The one who goes first starts with three cards. The other player is awarded the Coin which grants one free mana for one turn along with four other cards. Each player begins with one mana crystal, and all the initial cards drawn can be replaced.

At the beginning of a new turn, mana crystals are refilled and increased by one. Once a player fills the bar with ten mana crystals, no more mana crystals can be added. Simultaneous with the refilling of mana crystals, a player draws one card from the deck. After this phase, the player is free to cast spells, summon minions, and attack the opponent until the end of turn. This process is repeated until one hero loses all health or decides to concede. Although I have never experienced it, there’s a possibility for a game to end in a draw.

Conclusion

From the looks of it, the game is deceptively simple but until you have actually played and learned the game, you will never know how insanely fun it can be. I have my own share of nights spent playing Hearthstone, and I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon. The game’s objective, hero classes, game cards, and game play all contribute in making the game challenging and mentally stimulating.

Earning Gold in Blizzard’s Hearthstone Game

The game Hearthstone relies on the in-game resource of gold for players to participate in arena runs and buy card packs-and for beginners, the first way one earns that is completing the basic quests, such as beating all of the AI heroes, which will then unlock the expert AI for your defeat and win more gold. Finishing these tasks will yield you 100 gold per task completed, so hold on to that for the next modes of increasing your gold supply.

There are two primary ways to earn gold in Hearthstone-arena runs and quests. An arena run is trickier, because you’ll be shelling out an extra 50 gold in order to get a chance at higher rewards, such as additional dust for crafting cards, or for individual card packs. However, one will eventually be able to recoup the extra payout overtime by accumulating arena victories, so be patient, develop your deck and choose arena runs over trading your precious 100 gold for that single card pack.

The second way, and probably the one that yields the biggest returns, is through pursuing daily quests and one-time quests. Once a beginning player finishes the two special quests The Duelist and First Blood, daily quests will become available. A player can have up to three uncompleted daily quests accumulated-one can remove unwanted quests from the list by simply choosing to abandon them, which will allow new quests to accumulate again in the empty slot. Your quests cannot accumulate beyond three.

Daily quests are repeatable, meaning there’s a possibility that out of your three accumulated quests, two or even all of them are exactly the same in their objective-they also yield a reward of 40, 60 or 100 gold. They usually consist of defeating a number of opponents with specific classes, so the game is essentially rewarding you for developing your gameplay across the board. This will become your steadiest source of gold.

The unique quests, on the other hand, are one-time, difficult challenges that are hidden to a player, are region-specific and often will only have their nature as well as the reward you will receive revealed only upon completion of the quest. These unique quests focus on victory accumulation, such as Chicken Dinner (requires you to win 100 games in any mode), or card collection, such as Got the Basics! (requires you to collect all the basic set cards). Unique quests also yield card packs and even golden individual cards, so you can use these rewards as a way to boost your deck, and save your gold for those arena runs.

These are the basic ways any player can earn gold in the game. As you increase your gaming frequency and adjust your strategies to get the most wins you can, you’ll see your gold increase in no time!

5 Ways to Be a Better Hearthstone Player

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a free to play card game developed by Blizzard that has taken over the lives of millions of people. If you have played a game of Magic: The Gathering, you will not have a problem knowing the rules but if not, the game itself is not too complicated to learn from scratch. Now as you try to make your way through the world rankings, here are five ways to be a better Heartstone player:

Practice is Preparation

Have you ever heard of the adage “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”? This little nugget of wisdom is crucial if you want to get close to being a good player in Hearthstone. Before proceeding to either the Play mode or Arena mode, it is best if you complete the Practice mode first. Completing the tutorial gives you several benefits. First, it unlocks all the classes that you can play in the game. Second, it gives you the necessary experience in order to navigate through your deck effectively and play cards with correct timing. Most importantly, completing tutorials gives you, at the basic level, a sense of anticipation of what the opponent might play. An insight of the strengths and weaknesses of each class along with the different cards in a deck will help you make the more effective decision each turn.

Gain the Upper Hand Quickly

Once in game, it is crucial to deal damage as quick as possible. Don’t hesitate to use spells such as Arcane Missiles, Arcane Shot, or Sinister Strike early on. Spells combined with minion damage will do significant damage which will put the opponent on the defensive. Instead of thinking how to deal damage, the opposing player will focus more on protecting his dwindling life.

Control the Board, Control the Game

This is probably the single most important tip you can take away from the article. According to primagames.com, “board control is ensuring the other player uses up more resources removing your cards than you use removing theirs.” For example, a Chillwind Yeti is a four to cast 4/5 minion. If you force the enemy to use a 1/1 Novice Engineer and two 2/3 River Crocolisks to dispose the Chillwind Yeti, you are controlling the game since the opponent has used more mana than you did in the process. Base your every decision on this concept and you will go a long way in this game.

Look for Favorable Tradeoffs –

Part of controlling the game is looking for favorable tradeoffs to eliminate the opponent’s minion. Using a 1/1, one to cast Stonetusk Boar to waste a 2/1 Young Priestess with the special ability to give a random friendly hero minion +1 health is a solid move. Look for similar opportunities as you go through the game, and you will have an easier time coming out victorious.

Protect your Hero

Although dealing damage to the opponent may seem like the primary objective of the game, the protection of your hit points is just as important. Ideally, it is better to attack the enemy’s minions first to ensure that minimal or zero damage will be dealt to you in the next turn. However, having a minion with taunt ability like Shieldbearer will give you the freedom to attack. If you can, cast spells that will buff the minion with taunt to increase its staying power. With your defense set, you are now free to send your other minions on a damage spree.

Playing Hearthstone may seem challenging at first and losses may pile up quickly than you would like, but with these five tips, you are well on your way to becoming a better Heartstone player and eventually make a name in the world rankings.

Tips For Playing Pyramid Solitaire

Out of all the card games in the world, there can’t possibly be any that come close to the popularity of solitaire. It has been played by computer users for decades and its popularity is still huge. Pyramid solitaire is however one of the more challenging versions of the game.

The goal of all versions of solitaire has one goal in common: remove everything from the table. The way in which this is achieved differs from one variety to another. Most are however based on making pairs of similar cards or putting together a numerical sequence of cards. Things get a lot more interesting with pyramid solitaire as maths is also thrown into the equation.

Although the concept of the game is fairly easy to grasp, you can very easily paint yourself into a corner and your progress can grind to a halt. Before we get onto the tips, let’s quickly look at how the game is played.

As mentioned before the goal for pyramid solitaire is the same as any type of solitaire in that you should try and remove all of the cards. In a game of pyramid solitaire the cards are stacked in a pyramid formation. Depending on the variety of the game you are playing the pyramid can be larger or smaller. When playing online (which is the easiest way to enjoy the game) the rest of the cards would be stacked face down. A single card is turned face up next to it.

To remove cards you need to make combinations of 13. This needs to happen by pairing cards together that total 13. The only exception is the King, which is already worth 13. The rest of the cards carry the following values:

– Queen = 12
– Jack = 11
– Ace = 1
– The rest of the cards are equal to the number shown on them

As you make combinations of 13, the cards would be removed. If however you can’t remove cards directly from the pyramid, you would be able to do so by taking cards from the stack at the bottom and trying to combine them with the cards in the pyramid.

As you read through that you would have probably thought that it sounds fairly easy. In all honesty it is quite easy, but only up to a point. Improving your scores and also improving your chances of winning depend on these two easy tips:

1. Always play at speed: The game is run on time bonuses. The faster you remove the cards, the bigger the time bonus. If you however run out of options, you would be given the time towards the end to stop the game. You will then earn the points up to that stage, as well as the time bonus.

2. Think a few steps ahead: The idea here is to give yourself more options. When faced with two cards of the same value you can remove, you should try to avoid removing a card that only covers a single card. If you rather remove a card covering two cards, both of the cards will be turned face up, giving you more options.

By putting in some practice based solely on these two easy tips, you will be a pyramid solitaire pro in no time.

Video Games and Swearing

Parents worry about their children hearing swear words due to the way it may affect them. Children are increasingly exposed to aggressive situations due to the proliferation of various types of media, while video games are available on more platforms. Video games in particular provide opportunities for violent confrontations. Many video games contain swear words that can be absorbed into a young psyche. The fear of the effect it can have on the behavior of a young person can be unsettling for parents. Verbal aggression is associated with fighting, but the extent of its influence is not known. Behavioral changes as a result of such languages are unwanted.

Parents don’t know how to prevent behavioral problems in their kids when they accidentally hear swearing. Although rude words accompany violence, they may not necessarily provoke others to respond with brutality. Swearing as such is considered to be an expression of frustration that may also lead to the elevation of stress levels. It has both cathartic effect through tension release, but also various elements of retaliation as well as insult. Even though swearing is associated with cruelty, it rarely leads to violence, as the expression of anger can unburden an individual. According to the research, rude words can elevate blood pressure, and many entertainers find them handy.

Swearing that is used to assault others or intimidate is part of offensive outbursts. Children initially replicate certain phrases thoughtlessly mostly due to the reaction they cause. They try them for the effect they may have without realizing any consequences.

It may not be enough to monitor whether your kids have access to games. It is always prudent to find out if the game is appropriate, as some are made for adults rather than children. It is not possible to prevent children from watching violent video games with their friends, but it is essential to communicate the effect of their experiences of such games. They can even be exposed to swear words they can learn even from their friends. Some games have controls monitoring violence and swear words. It may be beneficial to provide guidance when children learn offensive language for the first time.

Video games tend to have an increasingly violent content with sexually explicit scenes. They are often appealing due to challenges players want to meet, while creators aspire to create a dramatic effect for their viewers. Video games, just like films, follow trends. They conform to what is acceptable at a time. In the same way, the effect they have differs, and not all personalities will change after being exposed to violence in such games.

Murdered: Soul Suspect PC Game Review

Murdered: Soul Suspect is an adventure game (Yes, that genre which you’ve nearly forgotten!), and it really does come close to what the real fans of the genre would enjoy. Naturally, it can hardly be compared to Syberia or The Longest Journey, but playing this one can bring you a couple of hours’ worth of fun… if you’re not too picky.

In this game, you play police inspector Ronan O’Connor, who’s… well – dead.

The plot and the main idea are cool. Generally speaking, paying a ghost that can make things happen in the real, the physical world is awesome. Especially in an adventure game. The other unique thing is that – Hello! – you have no zombie-like, Resident Evil-like, war-like etc. events happening to you. Whatever enemy you meet and have to “fight”, is actually not there to kill you! Yes, (SPOILER) you can just run away from them… All NPCs are somewhat low on carb obviously, as they do cover a really small space. Even if you defeat a demon in the same room where another one of them is, the second guy won’t pay you any attention.

The romantic drama – you have a wife named Julia, who’s been the reason for your changing lives. Hence, her death causes you to feel quite blue and go into action with much less brains and a lot of aggression. This is also, I guess, the main reason for us (playing as him) to go to the first scene where we end-up dead.

My opinion? I like this as much as I can; I mean… many of us need to have something tragic happening in a person’s life, just so we can feel them close. I find romance useless for me, but for a game with the scopes and goals set by the producers, it’s obvious that this kind of thing must be there. What I liked (see second sentence in this paragraph) is that they didn’t make her pregnant or turn him into a whining fatherly figure.

The real drama: Salem is a huge nest for witches and well, being a tough guy there can’t possibly keep you safe from the witchcraft, the witch hunts and everything else that happened there in the past. You’re even a more suitable victim for an influential enemy to get than a simple girl would be.

Twists and plot lines are finely incorporated in this game and it’s easy to like it. The only thing you need to know when purchasing this game is that – it’s an old-school adventure game with a whodunnit feel and a lot of cool, laid-back thinking time and exploration zones. This is no Far Cry, no Uncharted, no Resident Evil. It’s also not Aura or Myst, though.

The gameplay on the other hand is really basic and I love it! With the only exceptions being the demons you need to eradicate, it’s all a simple first-person point-and-click adventure but in a 3D world. You have hardly any reason to fret and make mistakes. The only gameplay related issues, though, is the lack of real puzzles. Seems like it was either too expensive (more them making a 3D version of a sheriff-like police inspector in his full attire, cigarette and smoke included… as a ghost) or too hard for the team at Airtight, but..yes – a real adventure game needs a puzzle or two (at least) before getting action-feeling features.

Just so you know…

A quite famous gaming website’s review of the game says: “The only way to dispose of Murdered’s genuinely frightening soul-sucking demons is to get immediately behind them, and the only way to get immediately behind them is to hide in the residue of individual ghost souls, which are tightly packed together and therefore create a sort of teleportation system for Ronan. ”

Here’s the quote source (I wouldn’t advise you to click this, but being ethical asks I link to the source).

Well, this is quite wrong. For one reason, as I spoilt already, you can run away from them. For another reason – you can hide in walls. If you don’t come in their range of visibility when they’re turning, you can just come out of the wall and “exorcise” them from this world.

One thing you must know, though: Once the ritual was not performed right, these creeps will follow you though walls and stairs until you go outside of their range.

Game profile

Rated: PG-16

My rating: I don’t do such things.

Available also on: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows (what I played)

Publishers: Square Enix

Developed by: Airtight Games

Dinosaurs: Where Imagination Meets Science

Given the massive size and the varying, strange shapes of dinosaurs that lived on our planet between two hundred to sixty-five million years ago. It isn’t any wonder that these amazing creatures captivate children and adults alike. Perhaps it is their alien like appearance that holds such power over our imagination as we wonder just what it would be like to witness these monsters prowling across the prairies and grasslands of ancient continents so long ago.

This fascination with all things dinosaur has spilled over into popular culture. With movies and television shows featuring the enormous beasts. So one would certainly expect there has also been a fair share of dinosaur games for those who simply cannot get enough of these creatures.

In fact, there have been dozens of dinosaur games produced by the video game industry over the last few decades. However, the most popular series of all time to feature these animals is the Dino Crisis franchise. Dino Crisis is a survival video game that was released in 1999 on the PlayStation 1 console. In the game, gamers play as a member of a special forces unit sent to a military installation in order to investigate the appearance of carnivorous dinosaurs transported to the modern era via a time travel experiment gone wrong. The game was so popular that it was followed up by two sequels.

The first person shooter franchise Turok is also a series of popular dinosaur games, starting with the 1997 release on the N64 console. In the games, Turok is a time-traveling Native American warrior who is sent to an alternate universe where he must successfully fight dinosaurs, aliens, and other creatures in order to save humanity. The game was a critical and commercial success. There have been six other releases in the franchise including 2008’s re-boot for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

Of course, for gamers both young and old there is perhaps no dinosaur more beloved than Nintendo’s Yoshi, who has been a featured character in numerous video games over the years including Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Safari. He was first introduced in 1990’s Super Mario World, which was released on the SNES, and quickly became one of Nintendo’s most popular characters.

Adult gamers who are serious dinosaur enthusiasts typically demand games that have a little more action than the average Yoshi release. Fortunately, the industry is more than happy to provide such titles on a regular basis, including recent releases such as Jurassic: The Hunted, Dino Strike, and Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike, all of which have been released on popular consoles like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. There is little doubt that more dinosaur games will be released in the years to come. These monsters of history continue to fascinate us as scientists discover more about how they lived, thrived and eventually died tens of millions of years ago.

The Best Gear Outside of Normal Raids

For all of you unable to run a normal raid and unsure what to spend Warforged Seals on, here’s a list of what your top priorities should be. Take a look at your gear and see what pieces need replacing.

-Head – Tier helmet is dropped off of Thok the Bloodthirsty, in The Underhold. Run The Underhold on LFR until you are ready to run it on flex.

-Necklace – Look into flex drops or use a Burden of Eternity from the Timeless Isle until you get a flex drop.

-Shoulders – Tier shoulders are dropped off of Paragons of the Klaxxi, in Downfall. Run Downfall on LFR to get the shoulders and then run it on flex when you have the gear and party to do so.

-Chest – The Tier chest-piece is the most accessible to you since it drops off of the Sha of Pride, in the Vale of Eternal Sorrow, therefore, you should probably shoot for the flex version of this piece first, and try for the LFR version as a fall-back.

-Bracers – Look into flex drops or use a Burden of Eternity from the Timeless Isle until you get a flex drop.

-Gloves – Tier gloves are dropped off of the Celestials on the Timeless Isle.

-Belt – The best belts, outside of Ordos, can be made by either a Blacksmith, Leatherworker, or Tailor. So, try to negotiate a price with someone who has these professions or check the Auction House if you don’t know any.

-Pants – Tier pants are dropped off of the Celestials on the Timeless Isle.

-Boots – Look into flex drops or use a Burden of Eternity from the Timeless Isle.

-Rings – Look into flex drops or use a Burden of Eternity from the Timeless Isle.

-Trinkets – Flex drops are optimal, but if you find yourself in need of a decent trinket, you can buy one for 50,000 Timeless Coins on the Timeless Isle.

-Weapon(s) – Flex weapons are the premier weapons you can get outside of normal raids. However, LFR weapons can be nice temporary substitutes and if you’re really desperate, you can buy a weapon off the Timeless Isle for Timeless Coins. They cost 10,000 coins for a one-hander and 20,000 for a two-hander.

-Shields – Like weapons, the priority is flex, then LFR, and, finally, there is one available for 10,000 Timeless Coins.

This list does not include Ordos drops, so if you have the legendary cloak, you can find better pieces for your helmet, necklace, shoulder, chest, bracers, and belt. There are also good pants that drop off of Ordos, but I would still recommend the Celestials pant instead.