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Hearthstone: On My iPad

I have an iPad mini that I use to play video games.  It didn’t occur to me until March 30, 2017, that I could put Hearthstone on my iPad mini.  Previous to this realization, all of my Hearthstone experience happened on my Mac computer.

I learned that the Hearthstone app syncs with the Hearthstone game that I play on my computer.  The best part of playing on an iPad is the way it feels.  I mean, Hearthstone is a card game, so it makes sense to use your fingers to move cards around and fling cards on the virtual table.

The app allowed me to let it know that I was not a new Hearthstone player.  Unexpectedly, it kind of walked me through what could be described as a tutorial anyway.  Most of the screenshots in this blog were taken on March 30, and April 2, 2017.  (I opened the iPack on May 26, 2017.)

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Heroes of the Storm: Mega Bundle

Heroes of the Storm had a special freebie going on that started on April 25, 2017.  It gave players enough gems to purchase a Mega Bundle with.  All players had to do was log in to Heroes of the Storm while the offer was still valid.

There were a total of four different Mega Bundles to choose from.  Each one contained 20 Heroes.  Players could only purchase one Mega Bundle – no matter how many gems they had.  After thinking it over, I picked the Mega Bundle that had the most Diablo III Heroes in it.

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Farm Heroes Saga: Episode 13 – Kiwi County

Farm Heroes Saga is a “match-three” game that is made by King (who also makes the Candy Crush Saga game).  The goal is to match three or more “Cropsies” together and complete goals before you run out of turns.  I am playing Farm Heroes Saga on the King website.

Episode 13 is called Kiwi County.  In this episode, players have the opportunity to unlock three animals that are native to New Zealand.  My goal, as always, is to get 3 stars in every level.

The Kiwi County episode...

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Neko Atsume: Mr. Meowgi

Mr. Meowgi is a Rare Cat in Neko Atsume.  The way to attract a Rare Cat to put the things that the Rare Cat likes into your yard/home.  Eventually, the cat you are trying to collect will appear.  Several other cats will also use the special item.

Mr. Meowgi likes two items: the Sakura Pillow and the Scratching Log.  It took a very long time before Mr. Meowgi sat on the Sakura Pillow, but he used the Scratching log almost right away.

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Flight Rising: Enduring Goblin

Flight Rising is a browser-based game where players control a Lair full of dragons.  There are several different things you can do with your dragons, including dressing them up and giving them Familiars (which are sort of like a pet for your dragon).

The Enduring Goblin was the holiday Familiar for the 2016 Riot of Rot, which took place starting on October 23, 2016, through October 29, 2016.  The Riot of Rot celebrates the Plague Flight.

All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

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Kitchen Scramble App: Pittsburger (Part 2)

Kitchen Scramble is a time-management app game where you make food and serve it to customers.  It was originally created by Playdom, and has since been purchased by RockYou (who made it into an app).

Pittsburger is the first town in Kitchen Scramble.  It starts with a tutorial that teaches you how to play the game.  By the time you get to the second half of Pittsburger, the tutorial is mostly finished.

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Candy Crush Saga: Dreamworld – Funky Factory

In order to unlock Dreamworld, a player must complete Episode 4 – Chocolate Mountains in Candy Crush Saga.  It seems to me that Dreamworld is some sort of expansion.

Players do not have to play through the Dreamworld content in order to progress through Candy Crush Saga.  That’s a good thing – because the Dreamworld section of Candy Crush Saga silently disappeared shortly before I put together this blog post.

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Gardens of Time: Chapter One

Gardens of Time was originally created by Playdom.  RockYou purchased it and made it into an app.  I’ve been playing it on my iPad.  The app is a bit crashy, but the content of the game is mostly the same as it was before.

Chapter One of Gardens of Time starts with a tutorial that walks players through part of Chapter One.  The tutorial is mostly over by the time players hit Level 2.  Here is what the rest of Chapter One was like.

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Heroes of the Storm: Heroes 2.0

It’s been a while since I’ve played Heroes of the Storm.  In the meantime, the game has been updated, changes have been made, and it’s now being referred to by Blizzard as “Heroes 2.0”.  What influenced me to log back into Heroes of the Storm was a freebie that was too good to pass up.  (I’ll put details about that freebie in my next Heroes of the Storm blog.)

Heroes of the Storm had been updated in between when I last played and now.  I’d been meaning to get in the game and see what was new, but kept forgetting.  Fortunately, I saw something on Twitter that reminded me to log into the game while the freebie was still available.  Unexpectedly, there was plenty of free stuff waiting for me that had nothing to do with the limited-time freebie.

One thing I’ve learned about Blizzard is ...

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Hearthstone: Fight Promoter Card

On May 20, 2017, Hearthstone offered a free card to everyone who logged into the game.  All players had to do was log in.  There was no catch.  Players didn’t have to do anything at all – other than log in on the right day.  If you have found this blog after that date – you are too late to get the free Fight Promoter Card.

I find it somewhat amusing that some commenters on the Hearthstone post about the free card felt the need to create a conspiracy theory about it. In short, some believe that this free card was a test to see if giving away free stuff was enough of an incentive to make players log into Hearthstone. As conspiracy theories go… this one seems harmless.

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