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Best Board Games to Play to Win Money

Friday, October 4th, 2013
You can play many board games for money, and although board games such
as snakes and ladders can be significantly spiced up once you start
betting real money on them, as the results depend entirely on chance
your chances of winning are the same as the other players. The best
board games to play to win money are those where you have an edge, in
other words where you have a better chance of winning than your opponent.

Obviously this includes mind games such as chess, where you can always
beat a better player, but it is very difficult to hide the fact that you
are better, and after winning a few games nobody else will want to bet
against you.

However, if you choose a game that most people think is entirely chance,
but you know some special tactics and strategies that give you a
significant advantage, then you are in the driving seat and in the long
run you will always win.

An example of this kind of game is Monopoly. In this game there are some
mathematically proven strategies that will always increase your chances
of winning and that few people know about. For instance, Marlborough
Street, Bow Street and Vine Street are the most visited properties; and
this is where people are most likely to land when they get out of jail.
And Park Lane, a much coveted property, is rarely landed on. These are
just a few examples; there are others if you care to research them.

There are also many online casino games that are based on traditional
board games where you can win a very large amount of money. Play the best 
online casino games in the UK at JackpotCity.co.uk. For instance the afore mentioned snakes
and ladders is used as the theme in various instant win games as well as
some interesting slots. There are also slot versions of monopoly. Other
exciting examples include Cluedo slots, and although there are slots
games based on Draughts (or Checkers if you prefer) we are yet to come
across one based on Chess.

Back to Telara?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I change my mind a lot… I was going to quit WoW, then didn’t, then did, then came back, now am quitting again. I loved Rift, thought it was the coolest thing ever, got to level 50, told everyone they should play, got kinda bored, stopped playing, and now am thinking about re-subbing again. The only reason Rift started to bore me was because I was mostly playing alone and they were missing a few (of what I considered to be) staples. I think it was the week after I cancelled my account that they introduced the Random Dungeon Finder, which was something I’d really wanted. Then a little after that they added Guild Banks, which would be very handy for my platinum making. In the latest patch, they are adding in new 1 and 2 person dungeons (called Chronicles), which is kind of awesome for a player like me, who can never seem to find more than 2 other people with which to do stuff in game. I even hear they are getting close to releasing the barber shop! That alone would tempt me to start playing again, there’s just something about running around with the same pink hairstyle that drives me crazy, and there’s not really enough cool cleric helmets to keep me from getting bored.

Also, one of my early posts here was about how Blizzard seemed to ignore their veterans more or less, and how I thought they should reward those players who’d been around since the beginning somehow. In Rift’s Ashes of History update they are adding special veteran rewards for people who keep their sub active for a certain number of months. The rewards are pretty awesome too, including your very own portable mailbox if you remain active for a whole 18 months. Sure that’s a $360 mailbox, but you’re paying to play anyway! I think it’s really great of Trion to give you special things based on how long you’ve been wandering around Telara and wish Blizz would have done something like that other than the odd Feat of Strength that everyone kind of has.

I just know there’s been a rift in my gaming lately, so I’m thinking maybe I’ll fill it with Rift! Lol…

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

My Easy Canvas Print

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

I’m artsy. At least, I like to think of myself as artsy, it’s a trait I always give to my Sim characters when I’m trying to make them close to my likeness anyway! I love drawing and painting and love hanging my stuff on the wall for my cat to admire (or anyone else who comes in my room I guess, lol). I also never got passed that thing parents tell their kids when they are too young to have any of their own money, that “a gift you make yourself is way more meaningful than something you buy at a store,” so my family has been bombarded with numerous sketches and paintings for Birthdays and Christmases over the years.

I was recently introduced to Easy Canvas Prints, a simple to use website that lets you upload whatever image you want to be printed onto canvas. I was very intrigued and had a hard time deciding what exactly I wanted to get printed onto canvas to hang on my wall. I was going to do an epic shot of my main WoW character looking over Stormwind, but since I don’t play WoW anymore, I thought that might not be the best choice. I thought of getting one of the sunset over Lake Huron, since I have some pretty awesome pictures of that from all the summers I’ve spent there, but since it could be an image of ANYTHING, I decided I wanted something more personalized! And what’s more personal than my face?

I like to play with Photoshop, so I took a picture of my profile, and then made it look all cool and blue. Then I went through all of my favorite songs and picked out a few lines of lyrics from each and put them into the picture around my face, each song in a different font. I was a little concerned about having such a large picture of myself on the wall (I went with the 12″ x 18″ size) but the more I look at it, the more I like it! (The picture itself, not my face, lol). I think it will be awesome to look back at in another 10 years, just to see what I looked like now and what my favorite songs were and how me and my taste in music may have changed. Plus the quality is amazing!

They aren’t cheap, but I think the bigger the size, the better the value. As someone who has bought blank large canvases in the past to paint, I know that they alone can be pricey. I do feel the price is worth the product, because it’s personalized and something that looks awesome that I will keep forever. I am planning on getting another one as soon as I decide what else I really want! They would also make an amazing Birthday or Christmas gift, and would still fall into that “something you make yourself” category!

What do you think of it? My little sister’s only comment was, “Why aren’t you smiling?” lol.

Computer Cleanse Challenge

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Everyone has problems. Surprise, even me! There are stupid things I find really hard, and hard things I should do that I think are really stupid. I do enjoy self improvement however, and this summer I have been working on just feeling better, physically and emotionally. As with most gamers, I spend a good quantity of time sitting right here at my computer. I love gaming or Facebooking or watching videos or even arting it up in Photoshop, but since embarking on my self improvement journey I have heard numerous times how; “all my issues spawn from spending too much time on the computer. Computers are the bane of my generation. Spending time on the computer isn’t real fun, it’s fake fun. I’d sleep better if I didn’t play on the computer. I’d eat better if I didn’t play on the computer. I’d feel better if I just turned off the computer!” I always defend my beloved PC and the joys it holds for me, but the amount of people who seem to believe such things have got me thinking. Not thinking that my computer is to blame of course, but thinking how nice it would be to have some sort of solid proof to stand on when I prove them wrong.

My solution? I’m going on a computer cleanse! Starting Monday June 6th at 12:01 am I will be shutting down my PC for the week and I won’t turn it back on until Saturday morning (the 11th) at 12:01 am. I won’t deprive myself of the wonders of the internet over the weekend, let’s be practical here, but I should have a good idea of how drastically (or as I predict, un-drastically) my life has changed by shutting off the computer for 5 whole days. That means no Rift, no Sims, no Youtube, no Facebook, none of that for 5 whole days! Yeah, it’s going to be rough, but I am curious to see if I feel any different (other than just really bored, lol) and would love to be able to counter such technology bashing with evidence to the contrary. I’m a little excited to see how it goes and a little worried that I won’t be able to resist the temptation to plug it back in for just a few minutes, but I think if I have to post honestly here on my blog after the week is up and answer for any such slip ups, I’ll be less likely to have them!

I realize some people need to use their computer, for work or otherwise, but I’m interested as to if any of you have ever shut it down for a few days at a time (maybe because of a power outage or even if your computer broke) and if you felt any different? I don’t think I have ever gone more than a day or two without using a computer for something, not since before I had a computer anyway, so it will be a good experiment!

So, I Jenn, do solemnly swear that I will do my very best to not do or watch anything on a computer or any type of game console between Monday June 6th and Saturday June 11th. I do realize that this may mean missing sweet deals in the Auction House, entertaining Facebook drama, twitter giveaways, and the like, but in the interest of self improvement, I accept this self given challenge! Any of you want to take the challenge with me? (Lol)

Farewell Until Saturday!
Miss Mediocre <3

Happy Birthday Miss Mediocre!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Today is Miss Mediocre’s 1st Birthday! (Not me obviously, the site, lol). I know things have been slow here on the blog for the past couple months, but I’m not planning on leaving just yet! Life changes and focus shifts and right now I just have less time for gaming so I end up having less to say about it. I don’t want to force content out just to fill up a page, so even though I’m still writing every day, the topic usually falls into different categories which aren’t appropriate for here. Meaning basically more real life and real problems, less auction house tips and gaming guides, lol. Perhaps sometime I’ll share some of my other blogs with those of you who read this one, but for now I prefer to keep my gaming identity separate from my personal blog identity. The last thing I need are trolls finding and leaving comments on posts about my feelings, haha.

Anyway, in honor of MM’s big 1 year, I went back through all 200ish posts to find a few noteworthy posts I wanted to revisit.

1. My post that got the best overall response – Dear Vanilla, I Miss You

I hadn’t expected to get near as much feedback and e-mails concerning this post as I did. I just wrote it on a whim in my early stages of WoW frustration, and it turned out that a lot of people could relate.

2. My post that had the worst overall response – What to Get The Toon Who Has Everything

It took a lot of time to go around and find all those gifts and their prices, but unfortunately no one seemed to get any use from it, lol.

3. My post I enjoyed writing the most – My Sim Story – The Beginning and Goodbye Riverview

I really enjoyed combining two of my favorite things, story telling and the Sims!

4. My post with the most feedback – Archaeology Guide

I just love that I have a post with 71 comments, lol. Sure half of those are my own, but it still makes me feel good!

5. My post that (I think) was the funniest – GIRL IRL #2

I loved making these comics, and would like to make more, but I kind of ran out of ideas…

I’d like to thank you all for reading and commenting as much as you do! Nothing brightens my day like seeing that someone actually felt something that fell out of my head and onto the internet is worth taking the time to comment on!

Thank you thank you thank you!
<3 Miss Mediocre

Shiny Tartagon!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I just wanted to post quickly to say I finally got my Shiny Tartagon! I didn’t get a shard first announcement for purchasing it, but am wondering maybe there isn’t one for the mount. It’s possible someone else has it, but my server is one that was added after the head start, and every set I’ve turned in lately has been a shard first, so I don’t know! Either way I’m very happy to have it, even though I still need 8 levels until I can actually use it, haha. That is what I’m going to be focusing on now though, that and making more platinums! Now that I’ve reached 100 sets complete I’ll do a post on some of the easiest sets to collect, because it can be hard to scan through the 1000+ artifacts in the auction house on any given day to see which ones you have and which ones you should get, and until you learn one from a set, you have no idea how many other artifacts are needed for that set and if you’ll need to find a dreaded rare! I tried to find a similar list while I was working on getting my shiny tartagon, but couldn’t find one! So now I’ll just make my own, lol.

<3 MM

Ele-Mentalgold’s Win A Pet Contest

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Hello Readers,

I thought I’d quickly share this for any of you who love in game WoW pets as much as me (and because I get an extra entry for doing so, hehe). Ele-Mental from Ele-Mentalgold’s is hosting a contest and all you have to do to be entered to win a pet code is to answer the question, What makes you such an avid collector of mounts or pets?” in a comment and then send an e-mail!

Ele-Mentalgold’s Win A Pet Contest.

Best of Luck!!
<3MM


Hello Stereotype

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

There’s just something about moving home on your 26th birthday that puts a damper on birthday celebrations. It’s like, yaay it’s my birthday I’m getting older and I now live with my mother! I had always prided myself on being a hardcore(ish) gamer who managed to balance gaming and real life. My boyfriend and I lived on our own, we’d go out and have fun, but also spent a lot of time gaming. I’d hear the stereotype of the average (usually male, but still) gamer who was in their 30s living in their mom’s basement playing WoW and think, I am glad that isn’t me! Now my room isn’t in the basement here at my mom’s, but isn’t that always the way?

I won’t go into too much detail as to how I came to live with my mom again, the basic version of the story is that my boyfriend was needed at home and I was more comfortable returning to my home than moving in with his parents and young nieces. I would have loved to stay in my apartment but I didn’t have the funds to do so alone. So here I am, a 26 year old gamer, living upstairs at my mom’s place.

I love gaming and always have and even though spending my days in Azeroth isn’t what landed me here, I can’t help being a little wary of spending too much time on WoW or any game now, if only to avoid that dreaded stereotype… Perhaps once I get used to this change that feeling will dissipate, but currently I can’t help feeling like a failure every time I log in.

My posting schedule has been atrocious so far this year, and this has been why. The decision to move was quickly followed by the move itself and I’ve only been able to get out one other post since moving in here last week. I want that to change, for the sake of my blog if nothing else because I really do love it! I’m just floundering, unsure as to where I should go from this point in my life and so my blog, my toons and my Sim families are all in limbo. I apologize to those of you who had gotten used to me posting daily, and thank you for your patience as I figure things out!

<3 MM

MM MIA

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Hiya Readers,

Apologies for being so random with my posting over the holidays, they were busier than anticipated and I’m still finishing up getting together with everyone IRL! It also turns out that I’ll be moving at the end of this month, and since I’m about one teacup away from being featured on Horders, packing is going to take some serious work! I’ve also joined a raid guild, which I’ve been meaning to post about, but that’s been burning through some of my time as well! I’m not abandoning my blog though and will continue to post whenever I can!

Miss Mediocre <3

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Shadowspirit Diamonds that is!

January’s WoW Gold Blog Carnival topic over on Just My Two Copper (my favorite gold making blog) is “How Are You Making Gold In Cataclysm”. My gold making has been moved to the back burner more or less since the release of Cataclysm, but I do still need to be able to afford my pretty purple gear, so I bring in what gold I can when I’m not too distracted by everything else going on in game these days!

The main way I have been funding my crazy Cataclysm shopping sprees is with my Alchemy and Jewelcrafting combo. My Alchemy is 525, which wasn’t too difficult and didn’t cost me too much gold, since I don’t mind picking herbs as an alternative to questing for leveling up. My Jewelcrafting is still around 500 and I haven’t really spent any gold on it yet, as I’ve just been buying Obsidian, prospecting it, and then selling the uncommon and rare gems in the Auction House to break even. Now that I have 525 Alchemy and 500 Jewelcrafting however, I have a much more profitable use for my uncommon gems!

Alchemists can transmute 3 of each of the uncommon gems into 2 shadowspirit diamonds when they reach 525.

3 Carnelian
3 Jasper
3 Alicite
3 Hessonite
3 Nightstone
3 Zephyrite

The uncommon gems would cost around 414g to buy from the Auction House on my server. I prefer buying the Obsidian Ore and prospecting it myself for the gems however, because you have a chance at finding the rare gems as well. Now that the price of Obsidian is starting to come down it’s even better, but buying the gems from the AH is still a profitable way to go! If you happen to have a transmute spec Alchemist, like me, you will get a few extra shadowspirit diamonds now and again too!

Selling the uncut shadowspirit diamonds will make you some good gold. They currently sell for 323g each on my server, and fairly quickly, so you end up making about 232g per transmute, but what I prefer to do is cut the gems, and then sell them!

A lot of players look to www.maxdps.com to decide what gear to get, and how to gem it, including me. What I noticed when looking through all of the classes and specs was that they almost all recommended Chaotic Shadowspirit Diamonds as the meta gem of choice. These sell very quickly and for around 360g each on my server, even though there are a few other Jewelcrafters posting them. This cut makes me about 300g for each transmute, if it doesn’t proc.

If you are good about doing your Jewelcrafting dailies, and have enough tokens to buy some of the other Shadowspirit Diamond cuts, I have sold the Austere Shadowspirit Diamonds for as much as 600g each as it is the tanking gem recommended by maxdps.com, making me about 786g from one transmute. There are times when other Jewelcrafters post a lot of these, driving the price down, so it’s best to check the price for the cuts you have and the price of the uncut gems daily, and chose whichever will make you the most gold.

The best part about transmuting shadowspirit diamonds for gold is that the transmute doesn’t have a cooldown! I usually post 4 first thing in the morning, and then just transmute and cut more as they sell throughout the day. It’s very low risk, and a great way to level your Jewelcrafting too!

If you only have one of the two professions, or even if you don’t have either, you can still make some gold! You can buy the uncommon gems from the Auction House, and find a transmute spec Alchemist who is willing to transmute them, keeping any that proc as their payment. You can then sell the uncut gems, or find a Jewelcrafter who is willing to cut them for you for a fee. It won’t be as profitable as having the professions yourself, but could still be worth it!

It takes 500 Jewelcrafting and 4 Illustrious Jewelcrafter’s Tokens to buy any of the shadowspirit diamond cuts, so there really aren’t that many Jewelcrafters / Alchemists doing this yet. I think eventually the prices will drop enough that this won’t be as profitable, so if you’re thinking of doing it, sooner is definitely better than later!

What do you think of my gold making idea? Are there any gems you have been selling like crazy? Have you been using your professions to make gold in Cataclysm? Did it cost you a fortune to reach 525 in any of the professions?

Thanks for Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3