Wrench’s Fact: Weapons 101

While you are browsing through your inventory and the armory to search for the perfect killing device to help you destroy zombies and dust your enemies, have you ever wondered what all the specialized weapons actually mean? Here’s a short guide to help you choose the most powerful weapon that is suitable for your needs and expertise.

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There are two types of ammos you can purchase: missile and energy. The higher the tier of the weapon, the more damage it can make on the zombies and your opponents. Be sure to let your guns cool down so it doesn’t overheat or overload.

Missile-based Weaponry

These are your heavy duty guns that fire sharp missiles or powerful cannons. These are great choices if you are dealing with opponents of a lower level and weaker zombies. Ammos are much more affordable but the damage is still severe.

Energy-based Weaponry

Highly specialized weapons that run on energy ammos and can instantly turn zombies into dust! This extremely deadly category includes 3 types of energy – flames, lightning, and ice. Harnessing power from natural sources, this weapon can vaporize your enemies and even toughest zombies almost instantly!

Wrench’s Facts: Dragons versus Scorpions

Do you know what are the special characteristics of each Eat My Dust team? Regardless of the team that you have already chosen, it is important to learn about your enemies  so that you can find loopholes that can help you beat the opposing team and win a race or a battle against the zombies.

EMD Teams

Dragons

The drivers on this team are known for their fierceness and strength. They are courageous and unafraid to go head-to-head with their enemies. They never back out of a race or battle. They are known for their legendary skills and techniques at racing, dusting enemies, and destroying zombies.

Scorpions

These drivers are known for their intellect and the element of surprise. They are cunning and crafty, but extremely loyal to their teammates and the team’s success. This team uses their brains instead of their brawls to get ahead, and they never refuse the chance to sneak up on an enemy and dust them by surprise!

Which team do you think you should belong to? Pick a side and let us know in the comments!

What has Your Viking Adventure Been Like?

Have you gotten a head start on your Viking quest?  As new students rush through School of Dragon’s doors each day you do no want to be left behind on this exciting adventure.  What dragon did you choose to accompany you?  What has been your favorite area to explore?  What was your first quest with your dragon companion like?  Let us know about your thrilling journey in the comments below!

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1 Day until School of Dragons

Think racing with cars is cool? What about riding a fire-breathing dragon that flies at sonic speed? This incredible opportunity is yours at School of Dragons, which is about to open its doors to new Viking students in two days. From the creators of JumpStart and Eat My Dust comes a world where you can explore the Isle of Berk, use the scientific method to complete quests, and train your very own dragon companion.

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Join us as we enter final hours before School of Dragons opens its doors by pre-registering for the game and following the official School of Dragons countdown, today!

Wrench’s Facts: Practice Makes Perfect

Very few drivers are born with the natural gift of driving and even the best knows the importance of practicing in order to keep their skills sharp.  During your down time in between races, it is crucial to stay on top of your game by enhancing your strengths while improving upon your weaknesses.  Luckily, there are two practice modes that can help you address whatever needs you have.

Single Race
Just as the name suggests, this type of practice pits you in a traditional race setting as you compete against others.  Like races at the Racing Circuit, practice can be summed up in two rules: 1) leave your opponents behind in your dust and 2) dust or be dusted.  As you work on your driving technique and learn the details of various tracks, you must also focus on dodging incoming fire while using your own weapons to clear the way to victory.

chrome2013-07-1012-41-57-74_zps9a2072e5Time Attack
In Time Attack, you get the entire racetrack to yourself as your only opponent is the clock.  Speed to each checkpoint before time runs out and see a breakdown of each leg of the race along with your total time once you finish.  This mode is a great way to see which parts of the track you excel at while identifying others that need improvement.  Use this opportunity to find shortcuts, speed boosts, and gain an unparalleled understanding of each track’s unique design.  The combination of speed, handling, and knowledge that you attain from this mode will baffle your rivals as they watch you speed off into the distance.

chrome2013-07-1012-32-54-89_zpsa15b5562While some may view practice as a tedious activity, it takes on a whole new meaning in Eat My Dust.  Rev your engine, dodge incoming fire, and race the clock to become the best driver around.  Before long, your rivals will be trying to discover the secret to your success.

Pakhet’s Hidden Treasures

The Temple of Pakhet is more than just an excavation site in one of Egypt’s most famed—and dangerous—pyramids.  Having been abandoned for years by researchers due to the pyramid’s numerous booby traps, Pakhet’s treasures have remained untouched and its secrets undiscovered.  It was only a matter of time before the Dragons and Scorpions heard whispers of Pakhet’s myth and raced to see who could claim the forgotten treasure first.

chrome2013-07-0815-22-30-67_zps23e9dc08However, the Dragons and Scorpions soon came to understand why the ruins had been abandoned.  The roads weaved through towering monuments and statues, plunged deep into dark tunnels, and beckoned drivers to dodge one trap after another.  The temple’s roads proved to be difficult for even the crews’ best drivers.  Intrigued by this find, the Dragons and Scorpions ended their search for the temple’s buried treasures as they had found something far more valuable than any amount of gold or gems.  The teams had found the perfect training ground for new recruits.

chrome2013-07-0815-22-41-04_zps23bee502The Temple of Pakhet’s terrain boasts a number of qualities that cannot be found on any other racetrack.  Each of these characteristics tests a driver’s abilities, whether it is speed, reaction, or endurance.  First, numerous statues and objects jut from the sands.  Drivers must be aware of the many obstacles that block their paths, especially when turning the raceway’s sharp corners.  Second, racers must be aware of the speed boosts that can launch them to victory or to their demise.  Drivers that are able to control this burst of speed will pull away from their rivals while unsuspecting racers will be thrown helplessly into danger.  Finally, drivers have to keep their eyes peeled for hidden shortcuts.  While inexperienced drivers will fly by these alternative routes, savvy racers will capitalize on these shortcuts and learn how to analyze tracks for the quickest paths to victory.

chrome2013-07-0815-22-53-34_zps7c8eeb86The challenges the Temple of Pakhet present to drivers will hone and refine their skills.  Novice drivers will gain the experience of hardened veterans while the best racers will advance to the ranks of the racing elite.  Try your hand at the Temple of Pakhet racetrack to see what treasures await you.

Wrench’s Facts: Building the Ultimate Dusting Machine

While skill plays a major role in a racer’s success, every driver knows they cannot rely on a hunk of junk to win every time.  A car is more than a piece of metal on wheels—it is an extension of the driver.  The best racers put great effort into designing a car that meets every one of their needs.  By understanding the various aspects of their car, a driver can dominate the circuit.  To begin working on your vehicle head to the Mechanic Shop.

Exterior
The first pieces of the puzzle lie in the car’s exterior.  Choose the body kit that best embodies your racing style.  Want to show your rivals that you are one tough driver?  Try out a tank chassis.  Are you a proud member of the Dragons whose skills are as hot as the creature you represent?  Equip your car with a dragon’s head on the front end.  Perhaps you want to instill fear in the hearts of the Scorpions’ foes?  Add a scorpion tail to the rear of your car to show that you mean business.  The Mechanic Shop has a ton of body kits, tires, and skins to choose from that best fit your style.  Also, keep in mind that different parts affect your stats differently.  Compare your choices to see which design best meets your needs in terms of function and appearance.

Weapons
When in a race between the Dragons and Scorpions, disputes are not simply settled when one crosses the finish line.  The Racing Circuit is a battlefield and savvy drivers understand that their vehicles must possess a balance of speed and power.  Much like choosing your car’s body kit, think about your driving style when selecting your weapons.  Do you want big, in-your-face weapons like the lightning gun or plasma cannon?  Or perhaps you like to build upon a huge lead with traps like the land mine launcher?  Whatever your tastes, make sure to incorporate these into the final design of your car.

A well-designed car will enhance your driving abilities.  You will notice the difference when you enter the circuit and decimate your rivals—leaving them in your dust.  However, first you must do some research on the best body kits and weapons that fit your style.  Start thinking about the message you want to send to other racers and begin building!