Friday, September 13, 2019

How long does it take to beat Borderlands 3?

People are starting to beat Borderlands 3 already, and the first reports about how long it takes to beat the game is already in. So far it looks like it will take a regular player about 20-25 hours to beat the main game. This is if they focus mainly on the main story line, and don't spend a lot of time doing side missions, do crew challenges, or just run around doing nothing.

It's also a lot faster to complete the game if you are a group of four people who play it together. This reduces the total time estimated to beat Borderlands 3 by many hours.

So, in summary, expect to spend just shy of 20 hours if you play with three friends, or just over 25 hours if you play solo.


How to turn off the camera shake (Greedfall)

Greenfall has a pretty high level of camera shake / head bob when you play, especially during combat. Some players have reported getting motion sickness from playing the game, and unfortunately there is no option to turn off this camera shake in the game. However, it's still possible to get rid of it, but you will need to download a modification for it.

The best mod for turning off the camera shake in Greedfall is Camera Overhaul, and can be downloaded from: https://www.nexusmods.com/greedfall/mods/8.

In addition to removing the camera shake it does improve the camera in a few other ways, so it's a great mod to download and install if you want to play Greedfall.

You install the mod by downloading it from Nexus, then unzipping it. Now move the folder called "camera" into your Greedfall install directory. Restart the game, and it's good to go!

This will hopefully get rid of the motion sickness that a lot of people have experienced, but it might also be useful for people who just find the camera shake to be very annoying.

Weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3: How to get, equip and use them

Weapon trinkets are a completely new type of item to the Borderlands franchise, making its first appearance in Borderlands. A lot of people don't really get how these work or what their purpose is, so we've written this short guide to understanding all there is about weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3.

First off, they don't do anything at all. At least not in the eyes of improving your character. They are a purely cosmetic thing, so they are great for people who care about how their weapons look. But they will not modify your weapons or abilities in any way.

What they instead do is customize your weapons. Ever wanted to have keychains or small objects attached to your weapons? At least now you have the chance. There is a huge variety of weapon trinkets, so there's something for everyone here.

Most weapon trinkets work for a lot of weapons, but some are tied to specific weapon types. The weapon trinkets are not consumed on use, and you can even use them on several weapons at the same time, so feel free to use the weapon trinkets on any weapon without worrying about saving it.

Most trinkets are seen by your character when you play from a first person perspective, but not all. The ones that don't are clearly for online play where you can brag to other people and show of.

How to equip weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3

In order to equip a weapon trinket to your weapon, open the ECHO menu and head to the inventory screen. Highlight one of the four equipped weapons and click on X/A/mouse button to open the trinket menu and select which trinket you want to use for that weapon.

After having equipped a weapon trinket, do the same thing if you want to change it. You can equip or change weapon trinkets at any point, free of charge. This means that you are free to change them as many times as you want to see how cool they look on your character.

Where do weapon trinkets come from?

There is no set source for weapon trinkets in Borderlands 3, and they drop from a wide variety of things. Some are awarded from missions, others drop randomly from certain enemies, while other are only dropped from certain bosses. There is definitely a lot of weapon trinkets to grind if you love collecting stuff!

How to check the in-game mailbox and get items from it (Borderlands 3)

Borderlands 3 come with its own in-game mailbox. This mailbox is used to deliver loot to you from outside sources, so this is where you will find things like preorder bonus items, golden keys from promotions, Delux owner bonus items and things like that. A lot of players are having problems finding this in-game mailbox though, because they look in the wrong place. The thing is, the mailbox is not physically in the game. It's located in the menus. You need to pause the game and open the "Social" submenu. At the top of this, there will be an icon of an envelope. This indicates that you have unread mail, so click on it to open it up.

When you open the mail, you can see everything that has been sent to you, including preorder bonus items and stuff like that. You can choose to transfer it from the mailbox to your inventory at any time you like, but you can also chose to keep it in the mailbox until you want to pick it up. This is useful if you want to wait until you are in the bank or something like that before transferring it.

You should check your in-game mailbox in Borderlands 3 pretty often, because Gearbox does apparently enjoy sending out free stuff every once in a while. So check it out to make sure you don't miss any Gold Keys or promotional skins.

How to use Photo Mode in Borderlands 3

There are plenty of opportunities to take funny or cool photos in Borderlands 3, but the Photo Mode can actually be a bit hidden away in this game. Exactly how to use the Photo Mode in Borderlands 3 depends on which console you play one.

If you play on PS4, click on the "Options" button and select "Photo Mode". Use the L2 and R2 buttons to make the camera go higher or lower, and the right analog stick to move the camera. Now press the Square button to snap the picture.

On Xbox One, use the Menu button and Select "Photo Mode". And just like on PS4, use the L2 and R2 buttons to make the camera go higher or lower, and the right analog stick to move the camera lens. The View button is used to snap the photo.

As for PC, click on Esc to open the menu and select the Photo Mode. Use the mouse to position the camera, and the space bar to capture the moment.

And that's all there is to using the Photo Mode in Borderlands 3. Now you can go out and take as many photos of interesting encounters as you want, and even share them with your friends. It is also possible to edit the picture in Photo Mode, and you can change contrast, saturation, brightness, what parts of the UI is shown and so on.


How to change the difficulty in Greedfall

Greedfall is a pretty challenging games at times, but it's actually very easy to change the difficulty in the game. You can change the difficulty at any time, so you don't have to stay with the difficulty you chose when you first began the game.

In order to change the difficulty, pause the game and go to the menu. Click on "Options" and then on "Game". This will get you to the place where you can change the difficulty level. There are a total of four different difficulty levels for you; Easy, Normal, Hard, and Extreme. You can probably guess what to expect from each different difficulty level.

Keep in mind that changing the difficulty level only affect combat, and the rest of the game is still exactly the same as before.

Also keep in mind that you can change at any time, and as many times as you want. If you get stuck on a boss, just lower the difficulty to beat it, then change it back up to your preferred difficulty level.

The difficulty does affect trophies and achievements in the game, so you might lose out on some of them if you lower it.

How to get a Void Portal (Forager)

A Void Portal is a portal that takes you to the Void Zone in Forager. It got added in the Combat patch, so you won't find it in the base game. However, if you have updated to play on the latest version, you should be able to get it.

There are several ways to get the Void Portal. The first method is to obtain the skill called Sigil Maker. This is found at the very bottom right corner of the Skill Tree. When you have this, you are able to craft a Void Portal.

Another method is to look for the Travelling Merchant. He sells Void Portals, and you can buy as many from him as you need. Most players find this to be the easiest way to get them, but it's really up to you.

Some players have reported seeing Void Portals on the Market at well. The Market sells a random variety of items, so this seem possible, but I have not been able to confirm this for myself.


How to redeem your preorder DLC bonuses (Borderlands 3)

Everyone who preordered Borderlands 3 get some nice preorder DLC bonuses, but a lot of people have been having trouble finding out exactly how to redeem these preorder rewards. In addition to the Preorder DLC, this guide will show you how to redeem the Deluxe DLC rewards and the Super Deluxe DLC rewards as well, since they are done the exactly same way.

You get the preorder bonuses in two different ways depending on where you bought the game:
1) If you preorederd the game from Epic Store, it will be automatically added to your game.
2) If you bought a physical copy, there is a code you need to redeem inside the game box.

If you got the code, go to your digital storefront (Playstation Store, Epic Games Store, or Microsoft Marketplace) and click on "Redeem code". Type it in and connect it to your account.

At this point the DLC rewards are tied to your account, but you still need to get them. The thing here is that they are located in the in-game mail. To open this, click on the Social menu from the main menu. When you are in this menu there is an envelope icon at the top of the screen. Click on this to check your in-game mail, and you will find your preorder bonus items attached to this mail. Just click accept on the items, and they get transferred to your inventory.

And that's all there is to redeeming and getting your preorder DLC items in Borderlands 3. Now go on and enjoy the game!

How to start a New Game+ / True Vault Hunter Mode (Borderlands 3)

The main story line in Borderlands 3 is pretty long, but there are still many people that want to keep playing the game after completing everything. So, does Borderlands 3 even have a New Game Plus? Yes, it does indeed. However, it's not called New Game+ in the Borderlands franchise, it's called True Vault Hunter Mode. It is effectively the same thing though.

When you start a True Vault Hunter Mode, all your levels, skill, gear, weapons, money etc. is transferred with your character, but you begin the rest of the game from the beginning. All the enemies also level up, and get a lot more difficult. This allows you to level up even higher yourself, face more difficult enemies, and of course get better loot!

 The main story mode in True Vault Hunter mode is exactly the same as the first play though, so don't expect to do anything new in terms of story here. However, all the missions and quests are reset, so you get to complete them all over again.

How to increase your inventory space (Borderlands 3)

You start Borderlands 3 with a very limited inventory space, and your backpack can only hold a total of 15 different items in the beginning. This space is quickly filled up when you do missions, so it's smart to upgrade your inventory space early on to allow you to bring back a lot of loot from your exploration.

Luckily for us, we are able to upgrade our inventory space very early on in the game. You can upgrade it after having unlocked your ship after finishing the mission on Pandora. Most players will be around level 6 to 8 at this time.

Anyway, head to Markus' space in the ship and look for a large screen that sells SDUs there. Find the one with backpack space increase and buy it. Each SDU cost cash, and most players will be able to afford the first upgrade by the time they are on the ship for the first time. Each SDU add 3 new inventory spaces that are permanently yours to keep, but each new SDU also get a bit more expensive than the previous one, so you can't buy many right away. However, keep saving cash and you can buy a new Inventory Space SDU every once in a while.


How to reset your Skill Points (Borderlands 3)

Each Vault Hunter comes with three different Skill Trees in Borderlands 3, and it's very easy to make a build that is far from optimal when you reach a higher level. So, how do we reset the Skill Points and change our spec in Borderlands 3? It's actually a lot easier than you would imagine, and all you need to do is to head to a Quick-Change Machine. These are the same machines that you use to change your appearance, and they are found in many different locations in the game.

When you are at the Quick-Change Machine, choose the "Repec" option that is there. At this point you must pay a fee to be able to reset all your Skill Points, and the exact cost will be based on your level. It tends to be pretty cheap though, so don't be afraid to try out a new spec.

You can reset your Skill Points as many times as you want, granted you have the money to pay for the reset at the Quick-Change Machine. While it's pretty cheap to change it once, the money really adds up if you change it 3-4 times each level, so try to find a decent build that you can stick with for a while.


How to save the game (Hollow Knight)

Hollow Knight can be a pretty difficult game, and it's very important to learn to save your game often, since there are only a few points in the game where it utilizes the auto save feature. So for the most part you will be doing manual saving while playing Hollow Knight.

You can't just save the game anywhere, and in order to save the game you must find a Bench. Sit on this, and the game will be saved! At this point you can turn off the game without fear of losing any progress. You can use each Bench as many times as you want, and you don't have to spend any resources to save the game. So sit down on the bench every time you pass by one.

Of course, Benches are pretty rare in Hollow Knight, so you often have to actively search for them. It is highly advised to buy the Map Marker that tells you exactly where they are on the map, because this will save you from a lot of searching in the game.

How to skip the intro (Borderlands 3)

While the intro for Borderlands 3 is nice to watch the first time, it will get a bit boring if you want to try a different Vault Hunter. There are some good and some bad news; the bad news is that you cannot skip it on console. There is simply no way to do it, so it remains unskippable there. We can plead to Gearbox for them to patch in an option to skip it, and if they do, this guide will be updated to reflect that. Gearbox did indeed patch this in Borderlands 2 when it first launched, so it's entirely possible that they will do it for Borderlands 3 as well.

The good news is that you can skip the intro in Borderlands 3 if you play on PC. Here's how you do it:

Begin by going to the game files and head to "Borderlands3/OakGames/Content/Movies". Find the file called "MARCUS_INTRO" there and rename the file. Make the file name whatever you want to, but it's smart to rename it to something like "MARCUS_INTRO_BACKUP" just in case you want to turn on the intro again later. Now just save the renamed file, and the game won't be able to boot up the intro cinematic the next time you create a new Vault Hunter!



If you ever went to turn it on again, just rename the file back to "MARCUS_INTRO" and it will be able to load properly again.

How to unlock all 4 weapon slots in Borderlands 3

There are a total of 4 different weapon slots in Borderlands 3, but when you begin the game you can only use two of them. This can be a little tricky when combined with the fact that you can't really carry a lot of ammo early on in the game, so it's a huge relief to be able to unlock the third and fourth weapon slot so that you can use four different weapons, and potentially four different ammo types.

The method for unlock all the weapon slots in Borderlands 3 is a bit boring, and the answer is to just play the story mode / main quest. The weapon slots are reward for certain quests, which we will take a closer look at below, but keep in mind that this will contain minor spoilers.

Unlocking the third weapon slot

You unlock the third weapon slot in Borderlands 3 during a mission on Promethea. The mission is called Taking Flight, and it's fairly early on in the game. Most players are probably around level 7 or 8 by this point. Just follow the main story quests and you will get this pretty soon.

Unlocking the fourth weapon slot

The fourth weapon slot in Borderlands 3 comes a bit further into the game, and you can expect to find this at around level 20 - 22, depending on how much you like to do side missions. The quest mission for the fourth weapon slot is also a mandatory main quest on Eden-6, and the mission itself is level 20.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How to use Melee in Borderlands 3

While you will probably mostly use your guns in Borderlands 3, it's great to be able to fend off an enemy with a melee attack every once in a while. Melee attacks can also be used for breaking breakables that drop loot, so it's a great way for opening these without wasting ammo.

Using a Melee attack in Borderlands 3 is pretty easy; all you need to do is to press the R3 button on PS4, the RS button on Xbox One, or the V key on PC. As for the consoles, these buttons are pressed by pushing down the right control stick. And that's all there is to using a melee attack in Borderlands 3.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

How to gain Skill Points in Borderlands 3

Skill Points are used for buying Skill in Borderlands 3. These Skills will make your Vault Hunter a lot more powerful, and range from passive effects (such as gain + X % dag), on-kill effects (gain X health each time you kill an enemy) to more active effects. You definitely want to use all the Skill Points you get in your Skill Tree, but how exactly do you get more Skill Points?

The method for getting new Skill Points is to level up. Each time you reach a new level, you are awarded with a single new Skill Point. There is currently no other method to getting Skill Points in Borderlands 3, so go out there and grind EXP until you level up to get it.

How to use an Action Skill (Borderlands 3)

Action Skills are powerful abilities that are located at the top of each Vault Hunter's Skill Tree. Each Vault Hunter has a unique Action Skill, and these are often a big reason for chosing to play that particular Vault Hunter to begin with. Before you can use your Action Skill, you will need to unlock it, which can be done at level 2. Just head to the Skill Tree and purchase the skill (you can't go wrong, since you can't choose any other skills yet). This will make it active and ready for use.

The botton for using your Action Skill in Borderlands 3 is the following:
PC: F
Xbox One: LB.
PS4: L1.

Most Action Skills in the game have a cooldown, so you can't spam your Action Skill all the time. The cooldown counter is located at the bottom of your screen, and the Action Skill icon will glow when it is ready to be used again.

How to throw grenades in Borderlands 3

Sometimes you need something a little stronger than a regular gun, and that's when you remember that you can throw grenades at your enemies in Borderlands 3. You even have a grenade modification slot that allows you to customize exactly what type of grenades you want to use, as well as their damage.

Throwing grenades is bound to a default key on your controller or keyboard, and the following is the default button for throwing grenades:
PC: G.
Xbox One: RB.
PS4: R1.

You can of course bind it to another key from your settings, but this default key should work if you just forgot how to throw grenades in Borderlands 3.

It can be a bit tricky to aim the grenades exactly where you want them to land, but remember that they will always be thrown towards the centre of your screen where the crosshairs are. However, gravity and other things will affect them, so it takes a bit of practice to get it to land exactly where you want it to land.

How to mark targets (Borderlands 3)

Marking targets is a new feature added in Borderlands 3. It is very useful when you want to plan a strategy for attacking a stronghold or something like that, since it tracks the enemies on your mini-map, as well as giving them a red glow on your screen. It's especially useful for when you play with other people and want to plan ahead. It will allow you and your group to mark the enemies that you should focus on killing first, which is very nice if you got a sniper in the group.

So, how exactly do we mark targets in Borderlands 3? It's very simple, and the button is the same for both PS4 and Xbox One: Press up on the D-Pad while zooming in with your weapon.

And that's all there is to marking targets.

Borderlands 3 max level cap explained

Whenever you kill an enemy or complete a quest in Borderlands 3, you will be awarded with Experience Points. Collect enough of these and you gain a level, which will award you with a new Skill Point that you can use on your character, as well as getting a health increase. Leveling up makes the game a lot easier, but do you know what the level cap in Borderlands 3 is set to be?

The level cap in Borderlands 3 is set to level 50. This is with only the base game, and it might be increased to a higher level in an upcoming DLC.

However, if you keep playing after you hit level 50, you can get additional "Guardian Ranks". These also give you Skill Points, allowing you to create a much more powerful Vault Hunter than a regular level 50 one. It's a bit like the Badass system in Borderlands 2, but a lot more powerful, and on a per character basis.

How to complete the "Purveyor of Potions" Aspiration (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

The "Purveyor of Potions" is a new Aspiration added in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic game pack. It's a pretty easy aspiration, and it can be done in a short amount of time. Just head to the Magic Realm to become a Spellcaster, and begin creating potions. You will need to buy a Cauldron for your own home, but other than that, everything can be done from the Magic Realm. None of the steps are really challenging, and you basically just need to create a lot of potions to get it done.

All "Purveyor of Potions" Milestones

First Steps
Become a Spellcaster
Travel to The Magic Realm
Learn a Potion Recipe

Bubbling Up
Reach Spellcaster Rank 2 – Acolyte
Own a Cauldron
Know 3 Different Potions

Cauldron Concoctions
Reach Spellcaster Rank 3 – Adept
Know 5 Different Potions
Brew 5 Potions

Potion Pro
Reach Spellcaster Rank 5- Virtuoso
Know 10 Different Potions

"Purveyor of Potions" Aspiration reward

When you complete the "Purveyor of Potions" Aspiration, you are awarded with the following permanent trait for your sim: 

Master Mixer – A Master Mixer rarely fails when using potions on themselves.

This is a pretty good trait for anyone that makes a lot of potions, so it's worth doing this Aspiration if you intend to make a lot of potions on your sim. 


How to duel another sim (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

After you become a Spellcaster in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic, you are able to duel against other sims. This is just for fun, but it is a nice way to actually gain skill in Spellcraft. It's also needed for the "Spellcraft & Sorcery" Aspiration.

In order to duel another sim, head to the Magic Realm. When you are there, most other sim will be able to Magic Duel you. All you need to do in order to do this is to click on them, select the "Magic" menu, and click on "Duel". This will prompt the duel to begin, which will play out automatically.

If you want to win duels, you will need to duel against sims who have less Spellcasting skill than you, so either try of bunch of different sims in the Magic Realm, or rank up your Spellcasting skill by practicing your magic.


How to farm the Tiny Crimson Whelpling (World of Warcraft: Classic)

The Tiny Crimson Whelpling is a rare pet in World of Warcraft: Classic that is Bind on Equip. It is a great pet, but it's also worth a good chunk of gold at the auction house, so a lot of players farm this while leveling up in order to hopefully get one and sell it for a lot of gold. The Tiny Crimson Whelpling itself looks great, so it's definitely worth having on your main if you enjoy having a red dragon whelpling follow you around.

The Tiny Crimson Whelpling drop from a certain set of mobs in Wetlands. These range from level 23 to level 26, so you can farm this pet from level 20 to level 30 if you wish. It drops from the following mobs:

- Red Whelp (23-24).
- Crimson Whelp (25-26).
- Flamesnorting Whelp (26-27)

Note that there are mobs called Lost Whelp in the area. These do not drop the pet! Most people just skip these entirely, which is a good strategy, but the problem is that they share spawn point with some of the Crimson Whelps, so it can be worth killing them every few hours to trigger the other mobs to spawn as well. Or else you end up with only having Lost Whelps in the middle part of the area.

The area is divided into three parts; the Red Whelps are closest to the road. Next to them are a block of Lost Whelps, so sneak past these to get to the area next to the mountain where you find the Crimson Whelps and the Flamesnorting Whelps. You obviously want to focus on the area next to the road if you are below level 25, and the other part once you reach 25 or 26.

The drop rate is about 0.2% for each whelp you kill, so be prepared for a lot of farming before you find one.

Wetlands is a contested territory, so you can freely PvP there. Most players in the zone tend to be Alliance, since there are many Alliance quests there, but zero Horde quests. So Horde players that want to farm this should probably aim to be higher than level 25 if they don't want to be killed a lot.

How to complete the "Spellcraft & Sorcery" Aspiration (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

The "Spellcraft & Sorcery" Aspiration is a new aspiration added in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic. This aspiration focuses on teaching your sim to become a Spellcaster. The aspiration is fairly easy compared to a lot of other aspirations, so you should not have too much trouble with it. Essentially all you need to do is to level up the Magic ability, while also going to the Realm of Magic to learn some new spells and duel a few other sims.

Most of the milestones are pretty self-explainatory, so we won't go into too much detail about them. However, some of them contain links to more in-depth guides for those that have problems with them.

All "Spellcraft & Sorcery" Milestones

First Steps
- Become a Spellcaster
- Travel to The Magic Realm
- Learn a Spell

Learning the Ways
- Reach Spellcaster Rank 2 – Acolyte
- Know 3 Different Spells
- Cast a Spell on Another Sim

Devilish Dueler
- Reach Spellcaster Rank 3 – Adept
- Win 3 Duels Against Other Spellcasters
- Know 5 Different Spells

Wand-erful Spellcaster 
- Reach Spellcaster Rank 5 – Virtuoso
- Know 10 Different Spells

"Spellcraft & Sorcery" Reward

When you complete the Aspiration, you will be awarded with the following trait for your sim:
Slinger of Spells – A Slinger of Spells generates much less charge when casting spells

This is a pretty good reward trait, and you should definitely get this as soon as you are able to if you plan on using a lot of spells while playing your sim.

How to turn off raids permanently (Minecraft)

Minecraft raids were added in the new Village & Pillage Update, and a lot of players feel that they are incredibly difficult, especially early on in the game. If you have to actually defend your village against a full raid, then you will need to have decent equipment.

For this reason, a lot of players want to disable raids until they feel more comfortable with them. This allow you to build defenses and equipment at your own pace, and then turn on the raids again once you feel ready for it.

Luckily for us it's pretty easy to disable the raiding of villages, as long as you play on PC. All you need to do is to open the console and type the following:

/gamerule disableRaids true

And that's it. Click on enter, and you won't get a raid until you go back to the console and write the following:

/gamerule disableRaids false

And they're back on.

It's pretty easy to turn the raids on and off, so you can enjoy the game at your own pace. When the raids are turned off, the village won't be raided even if you enter a village with the Bad Omen effect.


How to use Alt Fire Mode (Borderlands 3)

Some guns and weapons in Borderlands 3 have an Alt Fire Mode. This means that they have two methods for doing damage; regular bullet firing or Alt Mode. The Ale Mode can be vastly different depending on the weapon, but one of the most common Alt Fire Modes is to shoot grenades or explosives from your weapon instead of regular bullets. This mode is typically very good for special situations where you require some extra power, so it's good to know how to turn on and off the Alt Fire Mode.

The method for turning on Alt Fire Mode for your weapon in Borderlands 3 is to press the Down button on your D-Pad. This works on both Xbox One and Playstation 4. You can just the same thing again to turn it off.


How to Fast Travel (Borderlands 3)

The game world in Borderlands 3 is huge, so it's a good thing that we are able to Fast Travel in the game. This really save us a lot of time, and in this guide we will go over everything you need to know about Fast Travel in Borderlands 3.

Before you are able to Fast Travel, you will need to unlock at least one Fast Travel Station. These are marked with a small globe icon on the map, and you will find them fairly easily after you begin playing the game. It's very easy to unlock it, and just go close to it to permanently open the Fast Travel Station.

After you have unlocked a Fast Travel Station, just go to your map to Fast Travel. Find a Fast Travel Station point on the map, and just click on it to begin to Fast Travel. After a short loading sequence, you arrive at your new destination, and are ready to keep going.

And that's all you need to know about Fast Travel in Borderlands 3. You will gradually unlock more and more Fast Travel Stations as you progress further into the game, so keep an eye out for them. It's very annoying to forget to pick one up, and that can actually waste a lot of time, so make sure to check your map every once in a while.


How to save the game (Borderlands 3)

Few things as as annoying as booting up a game and finding out that you lost a lot of progress from your previous play session, so it's very important to remember to save often, and figuring out how and how often a game is saved. And a lot of people are wondering exactly how to save the game in Borderlands 3.

Luckily for us, Borderlands 3 tend to autosave pretty much all the time. There is very little risk of actually losing any real progress, but to be on the safe side, there are a few ways to force an auto save. The easiest method to force an autosave is to use the fast travel. Every time you fast travel you will save the game, so if you do this before closing the game, you won't have to worry about losing any of the ammo or guns you just picked up.

And that's pretty much all there is to saving the game in Borderlands 3. There is no way to manually save, so you have to rely on these autosaves. It's a good thing that we are able to force the game to autosave easily though, so it's not really much of a problem.


How to get a Wand (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

A Wand is used for casting spells in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic, but in contrast to what you might think, you do not actually need to own one to cast spell. However, they can be selected to be used when casting spells to give you a cool animation, so every Spellcaster should try to get their hands on a Wand they like.

Before you can get a Wand, you will need to travel to the Realm of Magic and become a Spellcaster. We already wrote guides about that, so click on the links for a detailed description. Anyway, the short story of it is to travel to Glimmerbrook and find the portal hidden beside the waterfall behind the Watch lot there. Click on this to get to the Realm of Magic, and speak to the 3 Sages there. Do as they ask you, and collect 7 Motes to give to them. That's all it takes to become a Spellcaster. So, the next step now is to get a Wand.

The Wands are actually sold by stores in the Caster's Alley. This is a small area with multiple stores, and they all have inventories that changes every single day. So one day one of the stores might sell Wands, and another store might sell it the next day. There will always be at least one store that sells a Wand, so you won't have to wait to be able to get one. So just keep checking the stores until you find one that sells a Wand.

When you purchase a Wand, it will be found in your inventory. You need to click on it in your inventory and select "Choose Favorite" in order to actually bind it to your character. After you do this, this Wand will be used for casting animations whenever you perform a spell or practice magic in the Sims 4: Realm of Magic. And that's it; the Wand is now yours, and you have it for as long as you keep it in your inventory. Enjoy!


How to get a Magic Broom (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

Magic Brooms are a new type of item added in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic. The Brooms are used when casting certain type of spells, and they are optional, do you don't have to buy one unless you want to. However, you do get some cool animations when you use the Broom for a spell.

Anyway, to get a Magic Broom, head to the Realm of Magic. If you haven't been there before, read this guide about getting to the Magic Realm for the first time. Anyway, once you are there, go to Caster's Alley, the store area in the Realm of Magic. There are many shops here, but they change inventory every day, so you never know exactly what they tell. However, at least one of them sells a Magic Broom, so just keep checking the inventory stock of all the stores until you find one that sells a Magic Broom.

After your purchase the Magic Broom, go to your inventory to use it. In order to bind it to your spellcasting, choose to set it as a favorite, and you will automatically use that broom the next time you cast a spell that involves a broom.


How to get Familiars (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

Familiars is a new feature added in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic game pack, and this allows you to have minions that do your bidding. In order to get a Familiar, you will need to become a Spellcaster. This is done by going to the Realm of Magic and complete a short quest. Once you become a Spellcaster, you will be able to get a Familiar.

So, here's how you get a Familiar once you are a Spellcaster in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic. Go to the main hub in the Realm of Magic; Caster's Alley. There are several different shops in this area, and each shop completely changes their stock every single day. So there is not a single shop that sells Familiars, but all of them. You just need to check the inventory of each shop, and at least one of them will sell Familiars each day.

Their price will depend on their rarity. The common ones (Fairy, Raven, Sixam Owl, and Bunnerfly) cost $100 each, while the Uncommon ones (Dragon, Glowfang, Snub-Nosed Leaf Bat, and Hex Doll) cost $250 each. The rare ones cost $500 for Pheonix and Skull, and $777 for the Velid.

The Familiars they sell are in the form of Familiar Orbs. This item allows you to summon a Familiar to stay with you. You need to bind it to a single Sim first though, and this is done by clicking on the item and giving it a name. This will permanently tie that Familiar to that Sim.

In order to summon your new Familiar, click on your Sim and click on the Magic menu. Now select Summon Familiar, and your new Familiar will spawn right in front of you.

You can have as many Familiars as you want, so make sure to check out the shop every day if you enjoy collecting these. You can however only summon a single Familiar at a time, so the first one will despawn if you choose to summon a new one.

It's also possible to use a spell to bind your already owned cat or dog as a Familiar, granted that you own The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs.


How to learn Magic (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

The new Magic skill is a big part of the new game pack for The Sims 4: Realm of Magic. There are many different spells to master, and you can level the Magic skill just like any other skill in the game. However, you do need to unlock Magic before you will be able to cast spells and level it up.

So, how do we learn Magic in the Sims 4: Realm of Magic? Firstly you need need to travel to the Realm of Magic. This is done by going to the Watch lot in Glimmerbrook and enter the portal next to the waterfall behind the lot. When you are in the Realm of Magic, look for any of the three Sages in the Realm of Magic. Introduce yourself and ask them to make you a Spellcaster, but they will tell you to collect 7 Motes before they will allow you to become one.

The 7 Motes are very easily found in the Magic Realm. They look like glowing balls, and they are all found in very close proximity to the sages. So pick up all 7 and speak with the sages again. When you do this, they will officially turn you into a Spellcaster!

Once you have done this, you can use magic at any point in the game, even if you leave the Realm of Magic. The Magic Skill can be level up to a total Skill Level of 10 just like any other Skill in The Sims 4, so you need to level it up before you can use all the different spells in the game.

Anyway, to use a spell / magic, click on your Sim and select the Magic option. This will give you all the different magic things you can do, which is not that much at level 1, but will soon be much more interesting after you level it up a few times.


How to enter the Magic Realm (The Sims 4: The Realm of Magic)

The newest game pack for The Sims 4 allows you to become a Spellcaster, but in order to do so, you need to go to the new area called Magic Realm. After you become a Spellcaster you can travel to the realm at your will, but you will need to find a portal the first time you do it.

The portal is hidden in the new town called Glimmerbrook. Simply head to the Watch lot and look behind the building. The portal is located just on the side of the waterfall on this lot, and you can interact with this just like any other object.

Once you interact with the portal, you get teleported to the Magic Realm. Once you are there, interact with the Spellcaster and do their tasks to become a Spellcaster yourself. When you do this, you will be awarded with the Glimmerstone, an item that you can use any time and anywhere to teleport to the Magic realm. And now you can simply click on this item to teleport to the Realm of Magic.


Monday, September 9, 2019

How to Increase Magic Rank (The Sims 4: Realm of Magic)

Magic is a brand new skill added in the Realm of Magic game pack for The Sims 4, and you can level up this skill just like any other skill in the game. Leveling up the magic skill allows you to learn new and more powerful spells, as well as giving you skill points to unlock various magic related perks.

There are several methods to increasing your magic rank. One of the easiest ones is to Practice magic. This is really easy because you can just click on your sim, select the magic menu, and click on "Practice Magic", and you sim can do this at any point anywhere.

Another method that is a bit faster is to go to the Magic Realm and find another spellcaster. Click on them and choose to duel them. You can fight the other spellcaster, and you will get a certain amount of experience towards your magic rank. You get this experience even if you lose the battle.

Just like all other skills in The Sims 4, you can learn it by reading a book from a bookcase, or by talking about it with a more skilled spellcaster. So find a skilled sim in the Realm of Magic, and this sim can teach you a few nice things that will give increase your Magic Rank.

The last and final method to leveling up your Magic Rank is to interact with Cauldrons. These can either be experimented on, or brewed with. Both options will give you skill rank.

And that's all there is to increasing your Magic Rank in The Sims 4: Realm of Magic. Just do any of these things over and over, and you will reach Rank 10 before you know it. Good luck!


Saturday, September 7, 2019

How to play the beta version of the next patch (Forager)

Forager seem to be getting constant patches these days, and there is a period of time where users will be able to test the new patch before it is officially released. Right now the option is only available to Steam users, so console players and those who own the game on GOG are out of luck.

Anyway, to opt in for testing the beta version of the game, open Steam and locate the game in your game library. Right click on the game and select "Properties". Click on the tab that says "BETA" and select the "beta"-option from the drop down menu there.

Save the setting, and the newest beta version will automatically be installed / added to your game updates. Once this is downloaded and installed, you will automatically play the newest beta content the next time you open up the game.

How to get Void Steel (Forager)

Void Steel is a new material added to Forager in the Combat Update patch. In order to get this, you must first travel to the Void by using a Void Portal. You will be able to find Void Ores here, so mine these and bring them back to the Void Forge. This will allow you to use the Void Forge to produce Void Steel.

How to take photos of Landmarks (Marvel's Spider-Man)

Landmarks are one of the collectible things to find in Marvel's Spider-Man, but in contrast to most other things, you don't have to physically collect them, and all you need to do is to snap a photo of them. You get a very short introduction to taking pictures of Landmarks early on in the game, but a lot of people (myself included) had problems with doing it once you are out in the open world and ready to get those photos to get Landmark tokens.

So, here's how to take a picture of a Landmark in Marvel's Spider-Man: Press the Up button on the D-pad to open up the camera menu. Now hold down L2 to zoom in. Now hover the center of the camera over the Landmark, and it will tell if if you got the Landmark shot or now. Once you do, just click on R1 to take the picture.

You usually don't even have to be particularly close to the Landmark to be able to snap a photo of them. Just get them in the center of your camera lens, and you should be good. Tall buildings and bridges can be photographed from very far away.

Landmarks are found all over New York, and each photo awards you with 1 x Landmark Token. These can be used to purchase new Suits, upgrade your Gadgets, or upgrade your Suit Modifications.