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WoW’ing, you’re doing it wrong.

So. Let’s start this therapy session with some soothing music, shall we?

I guess I should begin where we left off.
FFXI never really picked back up for Mike and I. He got medically discharged three weeks after basic training began, because he had preexisting conditions and was going to get stress fractures in his hips and knees if he continued. That was a huge bummer.

He got home, all sad-faced, and we were going to start back on FFXI, but with only one XBOX 360, it kind’ve just.. never really happened. Days passed and we just didn’t buy another 360, because of our money situation, Mike out daily looking for a new job, and the fact that we didn’t really use it except to watch DVDs at dinnertime.
So, sadly, I went and canceled our FFXI accounts. No point to spending $20 a month for nothing.

But, us, being the absolute gamer geeks we are, needed to find another game to whet our appetities. (Isn’t that a weird word? Whet.. but it’s really spelled that way. I’m serious!) And what other option than the good old fashioned, most popular MMO in the United States, World of Warcraft?

(I had played a trial of this game before, but me being me, before I met Mike, I had never paid for an MMO in my life.)

Mike had played this game a few weeks prior, and I gotta admit, I was hesitant at first. What a rip off, seriously! I had never encountered an MMO that had a monthly charge AND required you to purchase the game (at $40 no less!). It was absolutely ridiculous, and I was admantly flabbergasted. But after a bit of nudging and pleading, I gave in to his charm; I was going out to buy the game.

I had already installed this game previously, so all I really needed to do was patch, install the expansion and register everything. Mike and his best friend Joe had already made taurens, Mike being a druid and Joe being a hunter, so I went with a tauren warrior. And, just to make it a true sausage fest, made my character a male as well; begrudgingly with the most mind-numbingly girly name ever: Mipu.

So, I began my first steps into the world, my youthful, although very masculine bright eyes stared at the odd campsite in bewilderment. A large brute of a tauren stode up to me, holding out his hoof in politeness. “How do you do,” his voice boomed, “I am Chief Cracklepop.” He sure was cute! I giggled and blushed, mumbling in the cutest, flirtiest voice possible. “I’m Mipu~ Nice to meeet yooou~” There was an awkward silence, and then it dawned on me.
The God of WoW had screwed up. I was a dude: dingleberries and all.
I had the same stature he did, I was heavy set and my hooves were much bigger than a dainty females’.
“NOOOOO!” I screamed, or rather moo’d, falling to my knees. “WHY, GOD WHY?!”
It was at this point that Chief Cracklepop had quickly moved on, assuming I was crazy and needed to be put in the crazy-home.

Okay. I lied. That’s not really what happened. So, why did I pick to be a male, if it wasn’t an accident by the good old man upstairs himself? Two reasons:
A.) Male taurens look cooler. Females are kind’ve ugly and don’t have nearly as many options for looks.
B.) WoW has a semi-retarded population. If you’re a female character, regardless of your own personal gender, people will hit on you; transcending the boundaries of gay and straight.

On another subject, as I’ve progressed, I’ve noticed that there are very, very, very few level 70 warriors. Everyone is a druid, or a mage, or a warlock. Why is that? Are warriors that useless? Mike told me that it’s because we’re tankers, and a party only needs one, so WoW doesn’t need that many. It kind’ve disappointed me, because I usually always ALWAYS pick the worst classes in the game, no matter what. (STR bandit, anyone?)

Ah! Well, I hate to cut this short, but it’s 7 o’clock and I need to go and take care of some animals. I’m house-sitting for my parents for the next few days, so hopefully you’ll see me around a little bit more!

Take care, everyone!
~Mip

(P.S Maybe I’ll write a short story about that. The girly tauren in the male’s body, purely satire of course. ^_~)

Face of Fact.

Well, since no one seems to enjoy rules anymore, I might as well bask in that glory with a little awesome thing known as a blog.

To start off, thank god, the semester is finally over! Even though I start another semester in just a few short weeks, college has been tough! (Especially Japanese, which I scraped by with a 64%. >_> Nihongo wa honto ni muzukashii desu ne..)
But, I guess the real reason I’m here is the fact that I’m a little depressed.
My husband shipped off for basic training for the Air Force last Monday, and I’ve been missing him horribly. I guess you really don’t know how much you miss having someone around till they’re gone. But then, to make matters worse, I hear from Sergent Peters (his recruiter) that he won’t have 2 weeks break after 6 weeks of basic. He’ll go directly into tech school, so I can’t even go visit him (which means buying an airplane ticket, which I can’t even afford at the moment), until about 11 weeks from now.

But I do have a very long story to tell you, from before he left. To continue from where I left off, the straw that broke the camel’s back on Phantasy Star Universe was the fact that we couldn’t find a needle cannon (one of the rarest items in the game). The system on drop distribution was retarded to start, with it relying on every party member’s luck, then the rarity of the map, then a very small percentage at that. That, combined with the constant glitches and rollbacks, leading us to be months behind the Japanese servers.
So, one day, Mikuru just said, “Let’s just stop playing. Let’s find something new, I’m done with this.” So we did. We liquefied all our assets, and played one last time for old time’s sake, and guess what we found.. a needle cannon. We both laughed so hard, but it added quite a bit to our total selling profit. We were both kind’ve disappointed, however, at the fact that with the 360 version of this game, you couldn’t transfer the characters to other people, just items.
It wasn’t the fact that we were losing money by just closing our accounts and deleting our characters. It was the fact that our characters couldn’t live on, even in someone else’s hands. All those hours and memories, were boiled down to a single monetary number, which we ended up selling for about $780.

So, after that, we had the very easy task of finding another MMO to play together. Simply put, there was only one other MMORPG available on the 360. FFXI. So, we both bought copies, along with some other college friends, and that weekend was epic. There we were, all 8 of us, with 8 XBOX 360s scatted across the room, in a very tiny dorm room, wondering how many power strips we could daisy chain before we burned down the building. One friend was even set up on the top bunk of the bunkbeds, while another had set up his stuff ontop of the fridgette. We had all installed the game earlier in the day, since with the updates and installs, it took over 7 hours each. (This situation reminded me of that South Park episode. >_&gt

It was amazing. We all started our boxes at the count of 3, and to hear the whirs and clicks of boxes starting, the bright lights from the televisions dancing across the dark walls, and then the xbox logo, it’s low bass echoing throughout the room in unison was simply epic.
We started playing on Friday night, armed with Dr. K soda and tortilla chips, and began as follows:
I was a white mage tarutaru, simply because as everyone knows, I am always the FS healer in most games, or a thief type. Mikuru ended up being a galkan warrior, because no one else wanted to be a warrior. Joe and Dave became black mages, although Joe was a hume and Dave a tarutaru. Jasmine became a mithra red mage (but ended up changing later because she said ‘she didn’t like being naked’), Cody was a elvan monk, August was a hume thief, and Ben was another elvan monk.

We all began in San D’Oria, on the server of Ragnarok, because we hadn’t heard from our online friend where he wanted us to start, so we all just started there. There were some epic moments, like when we tried to invade the orc camp and the grunt, and me being the white mage, saw our warrior tanker die, instinctively.. well, booked it and left everyone there. Since we were about 5 levels up in our dungeon, I was the only one to survive our inital wave of death, hearing everyone complain about their exp loss, but then suddenly, everyone was crowded around my television, cheering me on to make it out alive. I ran and ran, gradually leading a train of orcs back to the entrance. I was so close! My little tarutaru legs were waddling as fast as they could, but I died just as I was almost to the teleporter. Everyone in unison gave an ‘aww..’ and I received a round of pats on the back and good trys.

We played solid till about Saturday evening, when we had all gotten sick of chips, and the soda was running dry. Joe, Mikuru and I decided to make a run to McDonald’s, which was about half a mile away. We all piled into Mike’s car and drove off. Once we got there, we pulled up to the drive-through and we were greeted with the casual “Welcome to McDonald’s, what’s your order?”
Mike leaned out the window and said, in absolute calm seriousness, “I’d like 20 McChickens and a bag of fries.”
She repeated the order, as though she had misheard, “2 McChickens and a large fry?”
“No. TWENTY McChickens and a bag of fries. You know, like a whole bag.”

There was a pause, and some mumbling in the background. I heard an “Are they serious?” and other random mumbles, but after about a minute and a half, she came back to the window.

“Okay. So 20 McChickens and a bag of fries. That’ll be $32.90. Pull around to the-” She stopped herself short, and changed her sentence. “You should probably park and come inside, you’ll need a few arms.”

I lawl’d. Epic.

So, that mission was sucessful, and we returned to the dorms, triumphant, with enough food to last us until Sunday! Things from there were pretty uneventful, we continued to play until about Sunday afternoon, when we all disbanded to actually be college students and finish our homework, cramming for any Monday assignments.

For me, that meant my love was leaving in just a week. I wanted to make it last longer! But it went by in a breeze, we went to see Iron Man on opening day, which we thought that the part after the credits were disappointing. We went to the city’s festival for a few days, which was really fun, and I had some of the best funnel cake ever.

But, finally, in just a few short days, it was over. The time was last Monday, at about 6 in the morning. I couldn’t sleep the night before, so I just lied there until the alarm went off. Mike stumbled out of bed, I could tell he was tired though. The whole morning, up until Sergent Peters picked him up, was a depressing haze.
It was raining out, so it wasn’t a cheery mood to wish him off in. We packed up his stuff, and then he smiled and kissed my forehead, “You gonna be okay, kiddo?” (He always called me kiddo, since he’s 23, a little more than 4 years older than me.) I guess he could tell I had been crying and I knew my eyes were red. “Yeah..” I mumbled, sniffling, as he grabbed my hand and led me outside, so we could go walk over to Sergent Peter’s car, since she was going to drive him over to the recruiting station with all the other newbies.

So, we stood outside the car, and he held me close and kept that strong smile of his, even though I knew he was sad inside too. Unfortunately, I am not nearly as strong as he is. I cried in his arms as he whispered in my ear, “I love you so much, babe. I miss you already, but I promise you, when I get out of this, I’m going to make you the happiest woman in the world.” His hand gently brushed under my chin, leading my face up to his, my tears now mixing with the rain in a moment that I wished could last forever. He kissed me, with more love and passion then I had ever expected from him, my eyes closing tight, just praying that I could hold on just a little longer. “I love you.” I whispered just after he broke the kiss, and he just smiled, and let go. He climbed into the car and I waved, choking back tears again. Why does love do that to you? You think you’re over it, that you’ll be strong, but then that special person says one thing or gives you that one look, and your knees are weak again.

The walk back to my room was the longest ever, the drizzle feeling colder than it had ever been. My feet dragged over the sidewalk, sobbing once I was out of sight. I miss him so much.

~Mip

(Moosics for you.)
(Mikuru and I.

All Your Site Are Belong to Me.

Just kidding, ladies and gents. It is April Fool’s Day, yeah? Time for the evil to make it’s reappearance.

Oh, look, dear friends, it’s the mythical creature of lore, out to eat your children~

‘Fo’sho, duds.

So, here I am. Ooh yeah, and I actually have something to write about for a change! I’ve finally gotten into a new MMO, only this time in a completely foreign format! <dun dun dun> THE XBOX 360! *insert thunder and scary lightning*

This game is appropriately labeled Phantasy Star Universe, and I decided I’d write about it today, even though I’ve been playing it on and off since November (400 hours logged and counting!). Normally, this is the place where I would show you all my lovely screen shots, but alas; the 360 doesn’t take screenshots. So, just use your imaginations.

So, you may ask, why get into PSU? Why not just stay with cool, free, PC-based games? Two reasons:
1.) I needed a change. NO MORE COMPUTER ADDICT. Teehee.
2.) My husband plays and we were trying to think of something to play together.
What better reasons does one need than that, srsly?

Overall, the game sucks. There are some awesome clothing choices (if you’re lucky enough not to be a Cast), and the game is updated fairly regularly, but, yeah. It still sucks. The graphics are lacking, the maps are recycled over and over again, and missions are ground on over and over again, and it’s filled with a pack of young boys playing as female newmans (kind’ve like elves), looking for ciber. However, the classes do change things up a bit, and it makes it a bit more interesting, especially since many missions require you to have parties, which require you to have friends.

(Speaking of which, I wish all MMOs these days included that function, to talk within a party with a mic, not with a separate program.)

There are four races, CASTs (which are kind’ve like androids, geared more for gunning), Newmans (elves, obviously first pick magic user), beasts (cat-type people, main melee fighters), and humans (well.. duh.). This all seems fairly standard practice for an MMO, but the classes make this game special. There are the basic three classes: fortegunner, fortetecher, and fortefighter, but within that, there are more classes that can use both things. For instance, a gunner who uses healing magic on the side (Guntecher), or a techer who focuses on traps(Acrotecher).
Right now, Mike is a level 123 Cast Fortegunner/Guntecher, while I’m a 92 Beast Fortefighter. If you have PSU on the 360 and a few minutes, drop me a line on my gamertag, KingMango, and we could hang out sometime!
Other than that, yeah, I know the game isn’t anything spectacular. I know there could be much better things to do with my time. But it’s a fun game if you have a 360 and an extra 10 bucks to waste a month. Otherwise, don’t go out of your reach to get it.

But yeah. That’s all I gotta say this time.

~Mip

(P.S: I don’t wanna talk about modding. Don’t even mention it, kthxbai.)

Perfect World: Boring?

I am so lonely, so very lonely.. I have nobody to call my..

WAIT. What am I saying? Maybe the first part is true. Perfect World is a very lonely place. It’s all about quest after quest after quest, and nobody really socializes ever. Into week two of my experience, reaching level 30, and it’s still all about the quests and buying/selling. While the quests keep it interesting, I’ve only ever been in one party, and that lasted less than two minutes when I learned this dude just wanted me to help him power level his mule.

And me, Miss Chatty, has only had real conversations with two people. TWO.

Is this a joke?

Maybe I’m missing something, but the graphics (besides the character creation, which is still uber win) are lackluster, the music is so-so, the classes are pretty great, even though the spell animations are basically all the same with the spells themselves being different colors, and sadly, it ends up being just you, talking to yourself (or your pet if you’re foxkind.)

I decided to try to get someone to talk today though. I started with a nice ‘hello’. Nothing. Didn’t go so well, so I went and KS’d them, and they just ignored me. I kept doing it, and then they just left. No words were exchanged, no slight display of emotion. Even in town, I’d run around and talk to random people, and try to be nice, (the expressions actions are actually pretty cool and interesting, I wish I could use them more), but all the towns are pretty empty till you get to the main town, and that’s mostly AFK shops, which makes me really sad.

So, what is the point of this game? If there were actually people who enjoyed talking and hanging out, then I think this game would be worth it. Otherwise, it’s overrated. Maybe I’ll try again when global servers come out, and people actually start talking and being noobish, dumb Americans.
(Wow, never thought I’d say I miss the noobs. That’s how boring it is!)

Dern, you Malasiyans are hecka borin’.

Moving on. Ah, ah ah ah, stayin’ alive with the funky grooves!
~Mip

(P.S: I’ll add more to this once I get home. Battery. Is. Almost. Dead.)

Not So Much.

So, I’m sitting here in my school’s library, writing a 7-page essay on Dr. Kevorkian’s fiendish antics, and I decide to take a break to scan the MMOT bloggies, and I see one that catches my attention. This is for all you kiddies out there that spout that 2x exp cards are hacking:

Suck it up.

As much as you whine, and complain (trust me, from the one time I logged onto MS in the past year, I got it left and right), 2x exp cards are legit. Just because you don’t have enough money to get them doesn’t mean that they should be banned. But ultimately, we all knew it was gonna come to this. Nexon is out to make money. They’re not out to make you, or your little brother, happy. They just want to make monies (that’s right, I said it), and games are the only way they can do it. We all knew when the cash shop came out that this was going to happen, it was only a matter of time.

Q:But why would they update with awesome things like the 4th class if they don’t love us, lolzorz?

A:Easy, people would lose interest if their weren’t constant new updates, and they wouldn’t spend more money on MapleStory.

Q:But why did they have to give out 2x exp when they could’ve just released new clothes? It doesn’t make the game fair! I don’t have any money for 2x because [insert explanation here]!

A:Because, clothes have been out for enough time that the market has basically settled to the hardcore clothes addicts, (you know, the ones who buy a new outfit EXACTLY every 90 days) and they needed a new revenue source.

Q:BUT WHY ARE THEY SO EXPENSIVE?!klfdkjfdsaka

A: Simply because they can. They know people will buy them to get ahead in the game, and that will force more people to buy them simply to avoid falling behind.

So. Nexon doesn’t love you. Quit’cher whinin’ and beg your mom for some Christmas monies so you too, can pay up to one of the biggest international money schemes ever.

Yes, this was the most random blog ever and no moosics for this blog since my sound card isn’t working, and I’m too lazy to go get it fixed.
Power to the people.
~Mip

(P.S: Got a message from Cappie-chan today. I’m waiting for him to ban me for being too ‘demanding’. : D)
(And FYI, I’ve never used a 2x exp card. I r b 2 poor 2.)

A Mile a Minute to Oblivion!

Ahaha, you thought I was dead DIDN’T YOU?! ~____~ Well, I am. Kinda. BUT, here I am anyway, from the grave, to present you a *gasp* Real. MMO-related. Blog. From Yours Truely. BWAHNYAN~

*weezes that college-nofun-studyingallthetime-gottagetthemgoodgrades-air and rolls*

So. Remember that MMO I mentioned in my last blog, which was about four months ago? Perfect World, you know? Well, I was overly excited to see that they had an English Beta open. In my fits of excitement, I totally forgot what I was supposed to be doing (*cough*Studying for finals*cough*) and immediately downloaded it from Grimno’s suggestion.
Btw, my internet pwns yours ftw~!
So, after the 10 minutes it took me to download it, it was easy to install and update. Registering, however, was another matter. Again and again, it would keep telling me there were things wrong with my registration, such as the email being wrong, it made me emo for a while. BUT, I didn’t give up! I kept retyping it until FINALLY it took. So, I log on, and instantly I’m faced with a simple and clean interface.

And one of the features that I was excited by did not fail to dissappoint!
Let me put this out there right now. Character customization in this game is GODLY.You can change every aspect of their face, down to their bone structure, but the body customization is a bit lacking. You really have to see it to believe it, it’s amazing.

Whewie, lookie at thems options on screenshots 1 and 2~!

There’s 50-some different hairstyles to choose from, and I hardly see anyone who looks alike (unless you’re boring and use one of the pre-packaged character types.), so it’s really super-awesome in that aspect! I’m kind’ve sad that there are only 3 classes per gender, but I guess it can’t be helped. In game, my character looks as just awesome in game as she does in the customization window, but once you get into the game, it gets a little bit dissappointing.

With such an amazing bang that the customization screen showed me, the graphics in game didn’t live up to what I imagined as “The Best MMO in China”. The soundtrack is good, sound effects standard, but the graphics in other games such as SilkRoad and Flyff easily surpassed the ones here (screenshot 3). The layout is simple, standard, although I haven’t found where the inventory button is yet. >_>

But, the quests keep it interesting, and I might stick with this one for a while. So if you’re looking for a nice change, but nothing Earth-shaking, then this is the MMO for you. Except for the character customization. I demand everyone try that. >:

Well, I guess I better get rolling. Finals are coming up and I’m playing MMOs (silly me~)! But, wish me luck, okay?
Hope this made you smile.
Till next time, never give up!
Roll that awesome music, Mip-style!

~Mip

Mip Under Fire!

I got something to report, boys and girls. Grimno and I have both noticed ‘XXX’ and otherwise ads popping up on this site, going so far as planting spyware and viruses on my compie. (Woohoo, go $2000 rustbucket laptop go!) So, I’m not sure why this is happening, on MMOTales only, but for the moment, I’m going to continue to be persistant and gather as much information as I can before my computer laughs and kicks the bucket on me.

So, if you could please, please.. if this happens to you, any ads, viruses, and stuff, post it here. Here’s what I want from you:
1.) Specifications of your compie (Operating system, processor, ram, more stuff the better)
2.) Where you’re connecting from (SBC, University network, ect.)

As a mod, I’ll do my best to get Cappie-chan to fix this problem, as soon as I figure out what the heck is going on. Wish me luck!

As far as MMOs go, I got nothin’. Lately, I’ve played on a bit of Silk, a bit of FlyFF, but nothing really to report on. But, so as not to break my own rules, I guess I gotta talk about something. I finally got almost 500 mil on FlyFF, uhm.. almost level 60 and a FS assist. Adopted a new level 68 character on Silkroad for a friend, it’s a kind’ve sad character, with screwed up stats, but screwed characters need love too!

Okay, I’m done. Talk to you soon and hopefully I can get this sorted out!

Wading in the storm of spyware zombies, trying to find my darned shotgun,
~Mip

(P.S: What Mip blog is complete without totally irrelevant music?)

So what.

So. I’m going to do it. Steel-Whip Mip is going to demolish her own rules, and pour out her heart. How I feel. What I feel. I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you what is going down with this site.

I can’t do my job anymore. Things are dying. It’s so absolutely maddening, frustrating, to see something I’ve put my heart and soul into for over a year die. My favorite writers, my friends, my acquaintances, all slowly shift into that damned behemoth that is Profil3. I’m bitter, I’m so bitter, how this is all ending. Why are people leaving?! Is it something I did.. am I being too strict? Are people angry that I’m doing my job?! Even my own supervisor, at one time, my guidance, my inspiration, has thrown me and the rest of the site out of the nest like a bastard child. But I can’t fly by myself. I don’t have any wings.

So this man who calls himself the master of this domain, instead of telling me straight up that he’s leaving, instead of giving me what I need to keep this alive by myself, or closing it with dignity, he just leaves me alone. Leaves me alone to do everything by myself! But I can’t. I can’t keep up with everything, the pron-posters, and spammers, the hackers.

I glance over longingly at that site, almost filled with a jealousy, that everyone has left me alone. Except for a few, solitaire writers, everyone has gone there. Each post is filled with spam, non-related stuffs, or generally illegal things. But, still, everyone.. EVERYONE, stays there. Why?! What did I ever do to you all to get you to leave me alone?!

Even the people, the dedicated few, who remain.. I beat them, I hurt them again and again, just trying to do my job. How does one even attempt to keep that happy-medium, between doing their job and keeping people from being upset at you? Again, people write things that stray from the rules, so I scold them and reprimand them, over and over, and they dislike me. Hate even. Steel-Whip Mip indeed.

Is that site ‘cooler’? Is it the layout? Are people nicer there? I miss the old times. The old times, when everyone knew everyone, and everyone was friends. There were people here. I miss people! But once that man left, everyone left.. everyone followed him blindly onto his next outlandish conquest, for reasons unknownst to me. I hate this, I hate that my mentor has abandoned me, won’t respond to me, won’t even save this sinking ship. He won’t even answer my begging for a short and sweet death.

What did I do to you? I was so strict that I scared you away? Am I just supposed to allow anything to pass through? I’ve lost support from the only person who could run this place, so I’m all alone. The worst part is; the place is slowly, ever so slowly, dying, things are falling apart around me. I do believe there are only about 5 active people on the site now. Each day, I come on, only to see spam, a few notable works from the same people, over and over.
Do people just enjoy spam more? Do they bask in the land of flames and noobs?

Maybe I’m crazy, yeah? Maybe.. but you try steering a ship that’s slowly sinking into the waters, and there’s no one there to save you, and the wheel doesn’t even work. Anybody that wants my job can have it.
That’s my heart, I’m done with this.

Trying to paddle with my ore and pull this ship out of the water so it can fly,

~”Steel-Whip” Mipsacri

(Perfect music. The video itself is entirely irrelevant, but the music describes my feelings.)
(Now that I think about this, one of the things that started me on this, was; of all people, Waffle PMing me, just to tell me how I couldn’t save this. How it was gonna die even if I tried my best, so I should just let the site go.)

Dude, so you gotta try this new game..

Hey folks, Mip here. I come to you, as usual, with an awesome new game!

Well, to start my little tale of joy, it- as always, starts with a woe. I see Perfect World (an MMORPG labeled the most beautiful in China), and a shiney Phillipines ENGLISH version coming out July 11th: my excitement is high. It doesn’t matter to me that the program has an IP block, I thought I could hack to bypass it. (I didn’t say that, did I?) So I search for the download on the website, only to find a backed up FTP server that I couldn’t get a download from in a millon years.

So what does one do?

I torrent it. I find a decent torrent after a few hours of searching, and I begin my download, my quest to find the next best MMORPG!
Roll that music~!

So, fast foward two weeks. It’s still downloading. 5.4kB/s.. 2.0.. it seems to go slower by the minute. So I attempt to try my hand at looking through free MMORPGs, just to keep my boredom at bay, and I come across SilkRoad.

Now, you must understand, I’ve played Silk before. I didn’t find it particularily appealing, from the lack of friendliness amongst it’s players, to the lack of a supportive party system, but what caught my attention this time, wasn’t the game itself, but.. the expansion pack.

The Europe (or Euro for short) expansion was coming out the very next day, what luck! It looked interesting, it encouraged partying (or rather, made it difficult to level without one), and it was basically brand new. So I download it, and although I ran into some speed bumps along the way, it came together quite nicely.

Now, the party really begins on the 24th, on which I got up at 6 AM so I could be on when the expansion opened at 7. Well.. I turned on my alarm for 6, but somehow I blinked and it was suddenly 9. >_> I quickly rush downstairs after brushing my teeth and getting dressed, then sitting down with my tea and logging on. That used to be another one of my problems; there were so many botters, it would often take an hour or two just to log on. But fortunately for me, just before the expansion was released, they did a sweep to get rid of most of the botters.

All my friends are already online, and all level 5 or 6; but, my first reaction was that it was simply amazing. Everyone was clamoring for a party, and things were huge. Suddenly, I found myself tossed into an 8-man party, and things moved astonishingly fast, since I was a lone cleric amongst 7 others. (That’s another reason parties are nessisary in the Euro version. In the China version, you could just spam pots, like MS; but Euro, has a 20-second delay to use pots, making clerics a nessicity.)
It was fast paced and loads of fun! Everyone was amazingly friendly and social, since everyone was vying for their next party, and I even made some new friends! The first day went like that, and I was already level 18 by then, and dressed to impress.

+Check it out~ Aren’t the skills pretty?
+Me just sitting with my friends.
+Ooh yeah, fighting is fun. Or rather, they fight, I heal them.
+And again.
+Then me in my Zurk mode!

So all in all, my point is, you guys, you GOTTA try this version. It’s really awesome, really! It even gets my seal of approval. Today was just as fast, and then I noticed that the PE download finished, but.. I don’t even wanna play it. This’ll be enough for me for a while. I finally just got off to get some Zs, but before I did so, I had to drop you guys a line to let you know I was alive. <3

But it’s just about time to wrap it up for the night. Let me know what’s new, and I’m not dead, I promise! Just lurking, Steel-Whip Mip is far from gone. If you got something to pick on me for, PM me, if you got something cool to say, post it here and if you do join the Euro expansion, join the Troy server, look out for Behringer. I’m watching!

The day that just keeps going and going..
~Mip

(P.S: I never thanked you guys for 50k+ views, so.. thank you!)

‘Green light!’ says the Flyff.

Oh, look! What’s that in the distance? A donut? A gamer? It’s that odd never-blogs-doesn’t-really-say-much-mod, Mip!

How long was it since I blogged about FlyFF? Almost a year, I do believe. Goodness, I’m suchan oldbie. >_> But, these past few weeks or so, I picked it up again, although without my sister, Ryeu. She had been trying to get me to play with her again for ages, but I had recessed from anything gaming, so I refused. So she quit and what happens? I come back again.

Crazy, I say!

But, apparently, no mods have replaced me here, (surprised, I say!), so here I am again, blogging about my Flyffage story. Since we last spoke, I continued on with my full-support route with my assist, rapidly growing to about 52 in about two weeks. The awesome thing about FS is that you can party with people about 17-19 levels above you, practically getting powerleveled. The downside is, it’s hard to find a partner (someone to follow around and heal/buff), since there are usually more FS than actual fighters there, so more than half of my time is just spent looking. Go me~

I won’t lie, the other downside is, as a full-support, future ringmaster, it’s hard to make friends. This game is hardly socially-oriented, unlike MapleStory. Although people won’t tell you to ‘CCPLZ.’ people will only talk to you if they want buffs, or if they want to sell something to you. Your goal is to find people to party with, and they’ll add you to their friends list so they can party with you in the future, but they basically just use you and leave you. You don’t really maintain contact after that. It’s not like MapleStory where people party only once in a blue moon, and those people can really become your friends. Only once in a rare occasion will a FS find friends in a party, but it’s not often.

But in the end, the reason I keep playing, is that I enjoy helping people. It’s still a good game, the graphics are good, and sometimes, just sometimes, you’ll see nice people on there. Maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places.
I apologize if this blog is rushed, I was scanning through, with work in less than an hour, so I decided to toss something quick into the melting pot.

Well, this is Mip, signing off! If you’ve got a character on Aibatt, drop me a line at my usual username. >w> (Take a guess?) Or just post and tell me what’s new!

Until next time!
~Mip

(MaskOfSmak still pwns you, forever.)
(Wait! What blog of mine is complete with out the long awaited cued music!)
(Random later on snibbit: Did anyone noticed how Cappie-chan has apparently abandoned this site? >> This may be just me, but he frequents and chats with people quite often in Profil3 and Basil. Maybe this is just the awkward middle child, ne? Well, I like it here best, because almost everyone is awesome.