Play in the Halloween Haunted House

Halloween or Hallowe’en is a contraction of Hallows’ Evening and is celebrated on the 31st of October every year.

Traditional activities include carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in Halloween costumes and going trick or treating.

Halloween is a fun time for telling scary stories, watching horror films and visiting haunted attractions.

This year English Teacher Online invites Rust fanatics to play in the Halloween Haunted House created by Dippy on the XP Coin Rust Server.

What does Trick or Treat Mean?

Trick-or-treating is when children dress up and go house to house, asking for treats such as candy with the question, “Trick or treat?”

The word “trick” implies a “threat” of mischief on the homeowners if no treat is given.

What Costume Can I Wear?

There are many popular Halloween costumes such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils.

Nowadays, many younger children prefer to dress up as popular movie characters, superheroes or princesses.

What Games Can I Play?

One common game is apple bobbing in which apples float in a large basin of water and the player must use only their teeth (no hands) to remove an apple from the container.

Another traditional game involves hanging up syrup-coated scones or biscuits on strings. Players must eat the swinging treats, without using their hands, from the string.

Ghost Stories

Telling ghost stories and watching horror films are popular activities at Halloween parties. New horror films are often released just before Halloween to take advantage of the holiday and television specials with a Halloween theme are also very common.

 

So what’s your favourite Halloween activity or costume? Please share your ideas in the comment section and Happy Halloween!

Trusting XP Coin to Pay For My Game Time

It’s been 6 months since English Teacher Online started streaming live on Twitch, trusting XP Coin to pay for my game time in the brutal yet beautiful world that is Rust.

In that time, I’ve attracted nearly 400 followers and spoken with a number of key players. I’ve also been promoted to Content Creator in a number of Discord groups and collaborated with fellow streamers.

Meanwhile XP Coin has been focusing on integration, paying gamers for their time by inviting people like you and me to sign up through their rewards.xpcoin.io website.

My XP Coin Research Story

Since March 2018, I’ve earned over 100,000 XP Coins playing on the XP Coin Rust server. I’ve steadfastly watched a bear market in which the price of XP Coin has fluctuated between $0.0003 and $0.000017 – far below its peak of $0.005, hit during the last cryptocurrency bull run of January 2018.

That’s because I’m a HODL or HOLDER who believes in community and I’ll only cash out a percentage of my earnings when the price is right!

As we wait for another end of year bull run, I thought it would be interesting to calculate just how much money I may have earned so far?

Blog post price of $0.000025 x 100,000 = $2.50

January 2018 peak of $0.005 x 100k = $500

x1000 fantasy bull run projection of 2.5 cents = $2,500

Today’s current price of 1 XP Coin is … 

Why Would There Be Another Bull Run?

Looking at the charts, we can see trends, patterns or opposing forces at work in the market. Each bull run is preceded by a triple or 4 times bear market as spiraling pessimism proves the doubters correct.

But for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as the saying goes, and the signs suggest that another bull run (optimism) is about to happen just as big institutional money enters the market. And because the XP Coin price is pegged to Bitcoin, we should see at least moderate to substantial gains by late 2018 – early 2019.

I’ve never bought any XP Coin with my own money and always played on their server assuming that I wouldn’t see a dime. Yet at the time of writing this blog I have $2.50 in my XP Coin wallet. Real money for doing what I love doing in my free time, role playing, building, raiding and surviving in the brutal yet beautiful world of Rust.

I also have some XP Coin sitting in a staking pool making more XP Coin!

I don’t know what the price will be in January 2019 but I’m preparing to cash out 20% of my XP Coin next time the bull run’s high. There’s still 3 months to get in the game! 

It’s A No-Brainer

You play Rust anyway and you don’t need to spend a penny. Simply join me on the XP Coin Rust server and earn some XP Coin of your own. See what happens with the next bull run. You could make a dollar, $100 or more.

In 3 months you can decide whether to cash out and exchange your XP for LTC or DOGE – or keep earning, building a nice little college fund or house deposit.

It’s a no-brainer because you’re going to play Rust anyway!

Useful Vocabulary

Bear Market – A condition in which security, stock or cryptocurrency prices fall and widespread pessimism causes the downward spiral to be self-sustaining. Investors anticipate losses as pessimism and selling increases.

Bull Run (Bullrun) – A period of optimism, investor confidence and expectations that strong results should continue. Greed encourages speculators to hold on for impossible profits instead of cashing out before the next inevitable crash.

Cryptographic Technology Explained

See my original post from March 2018.

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a financial advisor or time traveler and I don’t have a crystal ball so always do your own research please.

Role Play on XP Coin Rust Server

Sheriff, shopkeeper, pirate and farmer are good examples of “roles” you can “play” within the world of Rust.

Join us and Role Play on XP Coin Rust Server with English Teacher Online.

Roleplaying (RP) adds extra spice into the game because PvP does not mean kill on sight (KOS), unless you are in a war situation.

Role players engage in conversation first, working out if the other player is friendly or not. Usually a 20 second conversation is the minimum amount of time needed to play out a scenario.

 

Town Rules & Role Play

Most role players are interested in building a town with people they play with on a regular basis. Large towns may be home to a number of different clans who each have their own clan rules. These towns also need a set of town rules and a sheriff to help keep law and order. Trials may be needed and punishments for crimes such as KOS may include exile from the town or even worse!

Conflict Resolution Events

Don’t let conflicts get out of hand. Good role players use these incidents as opportunities to host conflict resolution events in or outside of town.

Outside Town Events

Event Idea 1, Rocket Siege: Set an amount of preparation time (24 hours) to build 2 towers within rocket distance from each other, and announce the event time to be streamed live by a judge, sheriff or admin.

Event Idea 2. As 1 above but with 2 teams of 5-10 players. Adjust the preparation time as required.

Inside Town Events

Event Idea 3, Melee dual: Build a cage/arena and fight to the death. Make it a best out of 5 (first to 3) if you wish.

Event Idea 4: As 3 above but with up to 10 players in a cage/arena!

Setting firm rules and resolution events can help your RP server thrive BUT without rules, towns often descend into chaos.

Role Playing as a Bandit

Saying “You are going to die” is not RP and is considered KOS.

To role play a bandit you should say something like “Give me all of your stuff or I will kill you.” You must give your victim a chance to comply, MINIMUM 20 seconds, and if you start counting down you MUST finish the countdown to zero!

If your target is running you must declare a robbery – telling them to “Stop” or saying “I want to speak to you” is NOT enough. You must also give them enough time to stop or respond so make sure you are in audio range before attacking.

You CAN’T just say “Robbery” and murder them. They must either; (1) refuse, (2) attack you, or (3) try to run. Then you may engage in combat.

If they DO give you stuff and you attempt to kill them after, then that is KOS.

Personal Protection Rule for Role Players

If you approach someone or their base and they say “Don’t come any closer or I’ll shoot you” you must attempt to get away. If you continue to follow them or do not leave their base, they are free to engage you after the 20 second rule.

If they threaten your life first, you are free to engage them upon a threat of death (I’ll kill you/shoot you).

Witness to a Raid or Banditry

If you witness any form of aggression, such as raiding or banditry, then you are free to engage in combat.

If you are raiding, it doesn’t give you permission to shoot a passer-by wandering through that area.

If they are coming directly towards the base you’re raiding with their weapons drawn, then you may engage.

If they running by the base you’re raiding and not directly towards it, then you cannot engage without further role play!

If they are hanging around the area but not coming close, you must ask them to leave before firing a warning shot.

If you run into a raid/war zone, then this is not permission to be killed, but be warned. If you get too close during a fight you may get shot.  If you do not want to be killed, stay out of active raid zones.

Self Defense Rule

If you are being robbed, you may defend yourself and kill your aggressor after 20 seconds or within the 20 seconds if you verbally react to the robbery. This also applies to being raided.

Going AFK and being unable to respond to role play is NOT considered KOS.

Community Rules

Different towns and servers will have different rules and punishments. It’s up to each community to work it out for themselves. There may be squabbles and fights but a lot of fun to be had when you Role Play on XP Coin Rust Server.

Please leave a comment here, follow my streams live on Twitch or email: Steve@EnglishTeacherOnline.Org if you need any advice with role playing.

XP Coin Rust Server

English Teacher Online is testing XP Coin Rust Server sponsored by XP (Experience Points) Coin, the crypto-currency for gamers.

New methods of trust, like XP Coin and Bitcoin, are revolutionizing the way we think about money. XP Coin uses computer code to maintain a decentralized global ledger that’s trusted by the computer games industry.

XP Coin has a massive community and sponsor E-Sport Events like the Chennai Esports Launch plus multiple community cup tournaments for CS:Go, Dota 2 and Overwatch.

Building The XP Community On Rust

There are lots of fun events planned for the XP Coin Rust Server, including the Combat Arena, space for 200 players on a large map with active admin.

Type “XP Coin” into you Rust server search to find us and come join in the fun today.

Free English Lessons Playing Rust

We’ve been testing this server as a possible English language learning platform, a strategy to help young adults become engaged in English.

Teachers guide their students through the beautiful yet brutal world of Rust, building, farming and guarding their bases from the wild savages that roam the lands.

Lessons are much more learner-centered because Rust is an interactive classroom where students can role play and become fluent in English.

We also plan to train an elite international team of students to play as ETO, English Teacher Online.

Communicative Language Learning (CLL)

The communicative approach is based on ideas that learning language successfully comes through having to communicate real meaning. When learners are involved in authentic communication, their natural strategies for language acquisition are used, which allows them to absorb and use the language more effectively.

Example of CLL 
Asking learners to identify and find items in game is an example of the communicative approach, as it involves meaningful communication.

What Equipment Do Students Need?

You are required to have a microphone to communicate with the teacher in game using Discord.

You also need a PC with 8GB Ram, 8GB free disk space, and a license of the Rust game.

Watch Teacher_Steve on Twitch

or Email: Steve@EnglishTeacherOnline.Org

We Accept XP Coin

If you want more traditional/specialized English lessons such as exam preparation for IELTS  or business English, you can pay using XP coin to save on bank fees.

Contact Steve@EnglishTeacherOnline.Org to set up an account today.

Donate XP Coin

You can support English Teacher Online by donating XP Coin. Donations are used to upgrade computer equipment and fund our scholarship program.

Our Donation Address is XRkiMLziDFEa7ogDURJWdnGbQVU4nwotbv

This address is ONLY for XP Coin (sending other currency like Bitcoin may result in loss)

All donations are non-refundable and we thank you for your support.

Play Yahtzee In Math Games Club

This year English Teacher Online is going to teach you how to play Yahtzee in Math Games Club.

Our mission is to help students improve their basic math skills by playing games that involve quick thinking, strategy and English communication in a fun way.

We will meet up to learn, make and play new math games that help you get better at math.

What Is Yahtzee?

Yahtzee is a strategy game you can play using 5-six sided dice and a score card. You can download the score cards or make your own.

How to Play Yahtzee

The aim of Yahtzee to get as many points as possible. You roll five dice and collect certain combinations to score points.

Each turn, players may throw the dice up to three times. You don’t have to roll all five dice on the second and third throw of any round – you may save dice to the side and only throw the ones that don’t have the numbers you are trying to get.

For example, if you throw 1, 3, 3, 4, 6, you may decide to try and collect the high straight, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. So, you put the 1, 3, 4 to the side and only throw 2 dice again, hoping to get 2 and 5.

If you decide after the second throw in a turn that you don’t want to keep the same dice before the third throw, then you can pick them up and roll them again.

After the third throw, you must add a score into your score card.

How Does The Score Card Work?

There are two sections on the score card, the upper and lower section combinations. You may place a score in each section only once per game, but you may place them in any order according to when you get them.

What Are The Upper Section Combinations?

Ones: Get as many ones as possible.

Twos: Get as many twos as possible.

Threes: Get as many threes as possible.

Fours: Get as many fours as possible.

Fives: Get as many fives as possible.

Sixes: Get as many sixes as possible.

For the six upper combinations, the score for each of them is the sum of dice of the right kind. For example, if you get 2, 3, 3, 3, 6 and you choose ‘Threes’ then you will get 3 x 3 = 9 points.

The sum of all the above combinations is calculated and if it is 63 or more, you will get a bonus of 35 points. On average, you need three of each to reach 63, but it is OK to have five fours and zero ones for example. As long as the sum is 63 or more the bonus will be awarded.

What Are The Lower Section Combinations?

Three of a kind: Get three dice with the same number. Points are the sum of all dice (not just the three of a kind).

Four of a kind: Get four dice with the same number. Points are the sum of all dice (not just the four of a kind).

Full house: Get three of a kind and a pair. For example; 2, 2, 5, 5, 5 or 1, 1, 1, 6, 6. Scores 25 points.

Low straight: Get four dice in sequence, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 2, 3, 4, 5 or 3, 4, 5, 6. Scores 30 points.

High straight: Get five dice in sequence, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Scores 40 points.

Chance: You can put anything into chance. It’s like a free go when you don’t have anything else you can use the dice for. The score is the sum of all the dice.

Yahtzee: When you get five of a kind you should shout, “YAHTZEE!” and scores 50 points. You can get multiple Yahtzees, see below for details.

What Are Multiple Yahtzees?

You get 50 points for your first Yahtzee but 100 points for your second Yahtzee. Each additional Yahtzee gets you another 100 points.

Strategy Tips

Try to get the upper bonus first.

Focus on getting good throws with Fives and Sixes, then it won’t matter if you put 0 in the Ones or Twos.

You can always put 0 for a combination if you don’t have it, even if you have some other combination.

For example, if you had 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 but the only things you had left were Ones and Fives, then it would be better to put 0 in Ones than to put only 5 in Fives.

Good luck and have fun getting better at Maths.