Friday, December 30, 2011

Just an update - 12/30/2011

Well with 2011 pretty much said and done, 2012 is looking pretty awesome. Things are already starting off nicely, like with Wakfu finally entering open beta for US, TERA being released in Spring and even WoW's Mists of Pandaria expansion looks appealing (and that's coming from someone who's never wanted to touch WoW at all.)

I guess I would like to take a moment just to say thanks to all the random viewers that visit my small little blog. Even though I haven't been posting as often as I should, I really just enjoying having a nice outlet to myself where I can post my thoughts on MMOs and all the games I play, even if most of my posts aren't "deep" or "intriguing" like most people would expect from blogs. So yeah... thanks for the hits!

In other news: DizzyPW over at OnRPG got some inspiration from an article over at about getting the writers to form a prediction of what will happen in the online gaming industry for 2012. I decided to throw my hat into that prediction, too.

Here's a little tidbit for you all:

"My prediction leans toward the future of the free-to-play gaming market. I predict that new MMO titles will come out and will follow down the F2P route in the RIGHT way. With only a couple of games that I could literally count on my fingers as true Free-to-play games, such League of Legends, TF2 and Tribes: Ascend, game publishers will look at these games and see the proper way to monetize the game in the F2P format without instead of trying to flat out rob their players, so most of publishers then follow their example."

Will my prediction come true? I sure as hell hope so. Expect to see more predictions from the writers of OnRPG real soon.

One last thing I'd like to mention for anyone that's be browsing my blog for info on the upcoming GunZ 2: TSD by MAIET: I came across an interesting .gif animation on the GunZFactor Forums the other day:

As you may have heard: MAIET isn't going to reintroduce K-style for GunZ 2, but they will be keeping the core values of K-style. Here you can see that instead of being able to perform slash-shots from GunZ 1, you can instead perform shot-slashes.

Credit goes to peaceofpi of the GunZFactor Forums for posting the .gif animation.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Play Log - Mabinogi - 12/16 to 12/24

With my huge lack of posts for the month of December, I decided start posting more play logs. Still bumping around Mabinogi, switching between my male human and male elf characters.

Also around when my winter break started, Nexon was re-selling some old pets during weekends. Even though  I was broke, I bought a Guardian Spider and a Griffon pet, which I placed on my BillMeLater tab. Probably not such a good idea since I have a pretty big balance set on it, already...

The spider's inventory space is excellent, but its not so great for battling, since it spends a lot of time randomly pooping out spider webs, which is useless to me since I don't plan to give any of my character a tailoring skill (yet.) Still, it's kind of cute. Kind of...

During the same week, I spend my time doing some farming again. Instead of growing pumpkins, I grew strawberries. I figured: "They're the hardest to grow, so the profit from them should be huge." Managed to harvest them at 100%, but then I saw the selling prices and felt like I got jipped. Should have stuck with growing pumpkins, I guess.

During one of my farming sessions, one of my in-game friends messaged me about participating in a machinima piece called "FF7 - Mabinogi Edition". At first, I thought I was going to be just an expendable extra, but my friend asked me to play as Cloud. I was a bit surprised at first, getting to play as the main character and all, but then I saw what my part was... All I had to do was running around, make my character look at a statue for a little bit, and that was pretty much it.

They recently finished and uploaded the scene to their YouTube page.
You can watch it and my brilliant performance (at 13:02 to 13:24) right here:

That's all for now.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just an update - 12/12/2011

Well... this sucks...
I was hoping that my winter break would start off with me kicking back and enjoying DFO online with a few friends, but fate seems to be conspiring against me. First I found out a few days before today that my Nexon account got caught in the hacker outbreak of April 2011 and that all my avatar items were missing on my main Blade Master character.

Then a day after that, my PC starting having slow bootups and HDD problems (which I think I caused myself by shutting down the PC while it was still defragging), and so now my HDD is messed up and all my pictures and documents and porn is slowly becoming inaccessible. I've been trying to get as much data off my messed up HDD over the weekend, but it's such a painfully slow process. Just to give you an idea: I tried to transfer my 1GB documents folder from my messed up HDD to a new HDD, and the time it would take to finish changed from 3 hours to 6 hours, then to 14 hours, then to 1 day, and then it went into question marks...

And now I'm stuck at my brother's college for the next 5 hours because he forgot he had an Art class final to attend while driving around town, and I happened to be in the truck with him.

Could be worse, I suppose.