Mynci Guide to Advance Players
MYSTERY ISLAND - If you are reading this wonderful article written by the lovely
Czenko, you must have read the “Beginners Guide to Hyperactive Myncis.” If you
don’t know the basics of the game, then I suggest that you go find the article
in issue 189. If you have read the basics then you must be at least part way to
the avatar, or even to the trophy. That’s good. Now let’s get us really sweating.
Mynci Beach Volleyball is a very fun game on Mystery Island. I like to play
this game once in a while, and I couldn’t help but notice Myncis from outside
of the game, wanting to have as much fun as I do. I am just smiling the whole
time when playing this game, but it’s no fun to spend the whole time losing.
All that brings if frusteration, and that spreads very easily. After reading
that “Beginners Guide to Hyperactive Myncis” I discovered that there was a whole
other part of the game that wasn’t explored. This article is taking Mynci Beach
Volleyball to a much higher level, providing you with as much knowledge I know.
Sure, I know I don’t have a trophy to show how trustworthy I am, but I did
get the avvie. Is that good enough? Well, you can trust me when I tell you the
second half of the game, but like any sport, you must practice.
This is one of the easiest things you must do in the game, but I still see
people mess up on such a simple thing. There is a variety of different ways
you can serve, and sometimes you can earn easy points from serves.
1) On this serve you take your fingers off of the left and right keys. You
don’t have to remove them from the keys; you just have to not press them. You
press the up key. That causes you to throw the ball high into the air. Now you
have two options. You can stand there and do nothing, yes, nothing. The ball
will bounce right off of your forehead, and the ball will most likely fly right
over the net. You can also jump in the air before the ball lands. That way the
ball would bounce right on top of your hands, causing the ball to soar right
over the net. The ball will fly much higher if you jump.
2) The second serve is more likely to fail. I sometimes mess up when I have
super speed, so be careful if you have it. You are holding the ball. You continue
to hold it as you start running toward the net. When you are nearly at the net,
you jump still holding the right key. If done correctly, the ball will fly right
over the net, and you would most likely bounce off of it.
There are more serves that you might be able to try, but these are the two
I use. Find which one you like more, or mix up your serves if you like. You
might get a few easy points.
Hitting the ball
There are a few ways to get the ball over the net after the ball bounces back
at you. Here they are.
1) Your forehead. Yep, right above your eyes. That’s where you want the ball
to land if you’re not jumping. The ball will most likely go right over the net
if the net isn’t bigger than usual.
2) This time you jump. The ball lands right on top of your hands, or on the
right side of them. The closer to the bottom part of your hand, the faster it
will hit the ground (unless the other Mynci gets it, of course). Make sure you
are right up to the net if you’re going to hit a sharp one. The ball might land
on your side if you're not at the net. Well, if the ball lands right on top
of your hands, it will be a perfect arch over, and you wouldn’t have to worry
until the ball comes flying back.
3) This one I normally use on accident. This is when you jump and the ball
lands right on top of your head. This normally causes the ball to bounce off
of the back of the court, and right over the net.
Simple enough, right? Well that’s as simple as I can make it. I guess you can
see that the game matters a lot on where the ball lands and if you get there
on time. If you didn’t know that, well then you do now.
Setting is when you set the ball up for a spike (hitting the ball while in
the air). When you set, the ball normally bounces straight up, making it easy
for you to get the ball over in any way you like. Sometimes when the ball comes
over the net, you don’t need to set the ball. It is easy to get back over without
setting. When you have a hard to get ball, it would be better to set first.
Here are two ways you can set.
1) This one requires no jumping. You just make sure that you have the ball
bounce right on top of your head (where the little clump of hair is). Just run
over to where the ball would land. Whatever you do, just make sure the ball
lands right there. If the ball bounces straight up, you are successful. Now
just tap the back key a few times. You are now in the perfect position to spike.
2) On this one you jump. What you do with this one is you make sure the ball
lands right between your hands and your forehead. If you run and jump, you will
still be moving. Do whatever you can to get to the ball to make the perfect
set. Remember between your hands and your forehead. When the ball is set up,
tap the keys a few times to get in the possition you like, then get it over
This may take some practice. Getting into your position is the hardest part,
but be sure you do it correctly. Sometimes I think it’s best to do this to make
the best out of your hit. You want to make points as well as protect your side
of the court.
This is a very important section of the game. It tells you pretty much everything
that can go wrong in a game, and it can also tell you some good tips too. This
is where we talk about what’s in the way of your victory, and how to somehow
get around it.
Super speed - As good as it sounds, I have trouble with it. Yes, the queen
of all things mystery and island can’t deal with a little extra speed. Well
I didn’t bring this up to feel sorry for myself. I just might think that you
might have the same problem. When you first get super speed, you might not be
used to the extra speed. You must get used to the sudden burst of speed every
time you press the left and right key. I often run right past the ball and completely
miss it. When you first get it, you might want to move with caution. Move around
a bit before the ball is sent back at you. By the time you are used to it, you
should have no problem with whatever the red Mynci throws at you. Also beware
of the annoying dance the Mynci does when he has super speed. It is distracting
Super jump - I couldn’t help but notice in the other Mynci article that it
said to avoid the super jump. I just have to say that this is my favorite power
up. Just don’t jump as much. Be sure that it is the perfect time to jump. If
you jump at just the right time, the Mynci would most likely not get the ball
if you were on rounds 1-3. If you don’t get the ball, then it would most likely
beat you back to the ground. Just be careful when using it, but it’s a big advantage.
The red Mynci has no power over the super jump unless you were on rounds 5 or
6. When the other Mynci has the super jump, be prepared to gain many points.
Just feed the ball to him.
The back of the court - You know that little boundary in the back? Well that’s
what I’m talking about. If the red Mynci hits the ball way far back, or if you
do yourself, the ball would hit the invisible wall back there. Do you know what
the ball would most likely do? It would bounce back. I have had plenty of problems
with this little boundary. You have to know where the ball would land after
it bounces back. It depends on how hard it hits and at what angle. You must
know where it’s going to be before it gets there, so get there fast. This is
a place where I lost points, so you better not make the same mistake. Hear me?
Also if the ball lands in the lower part of the boundary (about your height),
you just hold down the left key. The back of your head would most likely pinch
the ball, causing it to go over the net.
The evil Turdle - When the Turdle shows up to give you a big hug, you might
be in trouble. I normally don’t have much of a problem with these little guys.
If the Turdle wants a hug, then give it to him. Step on the Turtle when you’re
serving, or when your opponent’s hands are full dealing with the ball. Make
sure that the other Mynci won’t be giving the ball to you anytime soon. At that
moment, just step right on him. By the time the Mynci gives the ball back to
you, you would most likely be free.
RUN!!! - Well, basically I am trying to tell you not to let the ball drop at
all costs. So just go for the ball. Run toward it even though you think there
may be no hope saving it. Kick the ball against the net so you can set it up
for a good spike. No matter what you do just keep your eye on the ball and go
for it. The ground is a pit of lava on your side, when the other is a magic
land full of jelly (just imagine it okay?). It would be the most horrible thing
if the ball fell down on your side. You are the only thing between the ball
and the ground. Save its life.
Keep your cool - Don’t go crazy over the avvie or the trophy. If you do, then
you might panic when you lose a point. If the ball lands in the pit of lava,
get over it and keep playing. When you panic like that, you are just handing
points over to the opponent. Don't let that happen. You must be in a good mood,
and do NOT be a bad sport about the game. Even if you’re losing, don’t panic.
Don’t even care if you’re losing. Just play the game and don’t let the ball
drop. Remember to maintain good offence as well. Don’t panic, be cool, and have
After reading this long and informative guide, you probably want to go read
an interesting story that had nothing to do with volleyball. I have most likely
bored you to death with my pathetic interest of beach volleyball, or not. Hopefully
after reading this article, you might want to go play a fun game of volleyball,
and find out if this guide helped you or not. Well when you go play volleyball
sometime after reading this interesting article, you will hopefully remember
it and be somewhat better. Remember what I said at the beginning. You still
need to practice, but hopefully you will be a lot closer than you were when
you first started. I really hope that you get that avvie or trophy you wanted.
I also hope that you enjoy volleyball more. Now I want you to go off and play
volleyball. When you are the best volleyball player in Neopia, challenge me
with 10,000 neopoints to the fun game. I could use a challenge. That was my
Mynci Guide to Advance Players. You better have learned from it. I'm always
here to coach you.