Archives for 2009

Aion screenies

On: Saturday, October 3, 2009

Well, so far I'm liking the game. I finally got my wings last night, but I couldn't really get the hang of them and I went kersplat. 8|

Here are some screenies of my Asmodian ranger. As you can see from the chat boxes, this game is already teeming with gold farmers and botters.



Here's Adel showing off his wings, both front and back. You can customize them later with different looks, but apparently the people who didn't get the collector's edition will have to buy the new wings for a hefty amount of kinah (the in-game currency). At the beginning, flight only lasts for a minute, but at later levels, the time limit increases and certain potions and other items can make your flight time unlimited. Flying is mainly for PvP and certain quests, as not many places allow you to use your wings unless you're in the Abyss, which is an area where Elyos and Asmodians are free to kill each other. You may also dye you characters' equipment. In my case, I chose a purple/white color scheme.




The eyes of Asmodians turn red when they get ready for battle. The abyss fungus I'm shooting in the second screenie was the first quest that requires you to fly. Of course, I failed the quest not too shortly after I took this screenie because I wasn't paying attention to my flight timer...




The game's customization is also pretty good. I was hoping for a little bit more such as choosing where to place certain tattoos or markings but overall you'll be spending a good amount of time creating your character. You can also change your character's voice from a selection of sets. Much like Granado Espada, if you hate the English voices, you can change the voice packs to either Japanese, Korean, or Chinese/Taiwanese.

Midget monkey version of Chun-Li anyone?



The game also has a chain combo system where certain attacks can link with other attacks. At the beginning, most skills only chain into one other skill, but at higher levels the skills branch out at a much wider range. An example is the Scout/Ranger/Assassin skill Swift Edge ---> Soul Slash.




I'll upload better ones later. I'm not very adept at taking screenshots. .-.

Uh-oh... Aion, noooooo!

On: Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm addicted to Aion now.

WHO DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING?!

New Veterans and a little history behind the names

On: Thursday, September 3, 2009



Elza reached her goal to be Veteran alongside Clive, only to face him in a showdown in the process. For those of you who don't know, the names Clive and Elza come from a game called Suikoden. Below are what they look like in the game. If only female Musketeers had blonde hair... then both of them would definitely look like the actual characters.



(The following information is from Gensopedia)
Elza was formerly a gunner in the Howling Voice Guild. She fled the Guild after winning a duel between her and Kelley and was pursued by Clive until he caught up to her in Sajah Village in Highland, where she lost a duel between them and was killed.

The Howling Voice Guild is a powerful espionage and assassination guild in the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia. Guild members often have one of three important tasks entrusted to them: to gather information on targets, protect them, or assassinate them. The guild is often used by Harmonian priests in order to manipulate the People's Faction and/or the Temple Faction. Though known for the powerful, unique weapons their members carry – guns, and the gun powder that powers them - the Howling Voice Guild also specialises in other fields, such as toxicology. Members are raised from childhood onwards in the guild, never leaving save when on a mission, each apprentice training to become part of the elite gunner classes. A select few may receive an ‘internship’ in the guild, usually those who belong to powerful families within Harmonia. The training of the Howling Voice Guild is known to be extremely rigorous, and fatality rates run high; not all apprentices survive to adulthood. For Harmonians not of First Class Rank, the Howling Voice Guild is often one of the only ways for them to gain power, as the Guild chooses to rank its members on skill rather than social class.

The current guild leader is Clive.
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Aaaaaand... after fighting off hoards of annoying haxing skeleton lancemen, Adel finally endured and made Veteran within a few days. To celebrate his newly acquired status, he steals Lysaria's undead staff from her.

The name Adel was just a name of one of my original OC's. He is an antagonist and a spellcaster of various magics, but I don't really feel like going into detail with him because I'm lazy. xD

Inglourious Basterds

On: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

...was a great movie. I'm still wondering what's up with the misspelled movie title though. Stiglitz and Donowitz a.k.a. Bear Jew were my favorites, even though Stiglitz didn't stay alive for the entire movie. Donowitz at least stayed alive and died epicly until the end 8D~ Brad Pitt's character, Aldo Raine, was funny but his southern accent got really annoying afterwards. The little Italian bit with him was hilarious though. What was weird about the movie was the head scalping. It just looked... weird. Not really gorey, just... plain weird, lol.

I love Quentin Tarantino's movies. *_* I think this movie is tied with Hot Fuzz on my list. I lurved it.

Aaaand, on the topic of Sword. Nothing much on my end, just trying to powerlevel my noobs. Right now I'm leveling Adel the Wizard. Once he hits vet, I'll level him and Lysaria, his Wizard counterpart, with my halfway-to-expert Scout. Dual expert Wizards is gonna be awesome~ Now I just need an Emilia the Sage...

Eurian the Pimpin' Scout

On: Sunday, August 16, 2009


And no Al, it's not "Urine", it's "Yu-ri-AHN" D8<... I hate when I start calling him Urine ever since you mentioned it. Now I wish I could change his freakin' name.

Anyway, after a month or two of saving and old equipment selling, here he is pimpin' the Le Rouge look everyone seems to be sporting now. There goes all of my money... too bad there isn't any DR on it at the moment. Now I have to spend another assload of cash just to chip the stupid thing. I'm gonna try and get it to +6 if I can. Isn't it sad that my Vet scout is better geared than my Experts? I think I'll try and invest in a fighter one next.

Eurian is currently at 54% into Vet. Just past the halfway mark~ HURRY UP YOU FAG AND GET EXPERT ALREADY. I wish you could just solo scouts to Expert. Too bad you'd have to like... invest in a +7 dagger with 40 attack, 100% racial mods, and 150+ elemental damage to even have the scout do any damage.

Expert... LORCH?! WTF... and Vet Claire

On: Monday, August 10, 2009

Here's Lorch and his Brokeback buddy with Kyral in the back plotting to kill them in their sleep in the near future.

WHY IS HE EXPERT. I DON'T KNOW. I guess it's because he was the closest one out of my whole barracks to hit it. Lorch spent mindless hours in Via Fluvial before grinding the last 10% in Deprimida Valley. One of my friends who now plays sGE, is starting to call me the Ambiguously Gay Family. ;A; His horrifying shorts frighten Al. I need to find her when I get the chance...


Aaaaand, this is a little late since Claire hit Vet like 2 weeks ago, but whatever. It was pretty easy soloing her to Vet due to her splash damage and speed. Here's the cute little loli with her pedobear kicking bandit butt in Topolo Durga.



Trying to take good screenshots is hard. .-.

Little loli joins the family!

On: Sunday, July 12, 2009

After 4 days of straight AFKing in Bonavista River, I finally got the two stupid ores. TAKE YOUR DAMN ORES AND JOIN ME NAO.



Now to hunt for some Spearfish so everyone can cower in fear of the Pedobear.

BlazBlue and Anime Expo 2009

On: Monday, June 8, 2009

Well, Guilty Gear's cousin BlazBlue, is coming out for the Xbox 360 in a few weeks. If you're a Guilty Gear fan like I am, you'll automatically notice the rockin' soundtrack (which is still composed by Guilty Gear's Daisuke Ishiwatari), the rather "unique" characters, and other several similarities between Guilty Gear's cast and BlazBlue's cast. Last year when I went to Anime Expo, they held a Beta testing of the game and it was AWESOME. I'm only gonna have a few days to train before the convention, and I'm pretty sure they'll be having a BlazBlue tournament. I'm so pumped~ The only bad thing is that... well, I really don't want to be in the stuffy game room filled with gamers that don't take a shower. >.>

I mean seriously, HOW HARD IS IT TO TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE YOU GO TO A CONVENTION? No one wants to smell your disgusting BO. Take a freakin' bar of soap with you or something.

The awesome trailer below shows 10 of the playable characters. There's 2 bosses and I think they're playable as well but they don't show in this video. I kick ass with kitty girl Taokaka and vampire loli girl Rachel. I think Taokaka will be one of my main characters, even if she does look a tad freaky.

Here are my comparisons:

Ragna the Bloodedge = obviously Sol Badguy
Jin Kisaragi = obviously Ky Kiske and maybe a bit of Johnny mixed in there.
Noel Vermillion = ...uh, no one I guess. She's pretty unique. Guilty Gear didn't have any gun-like characters.
Iron Tager = obviously Potemkin
Rachel Alucard = Testament
Taokaka = Hmm... she doesn't seem too similar to anyone. Maybe Chipp, but I already think Bang takes that spot.
Arakune = Maybe Zappa and Faust mixed. He's pretty unique as well. I don't think he's an Eddie, even though he does seem similar.
Bang Shishigami = Chipp Zanuff
Litchi Faye Ling = Jam Kuradoberi and Bridget mixed together.
Carl Clover = Eddie
ν-13 = Dizzy
Hakumen = Baiken with ridiculous strength.

X-Men

On: Sunday, April 19, 2009

2 MORE WEEKS TILL X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. *squeals like a psychotic fanboy* GAMBIT'S GONNA BE IN IT, FINALLY. After all these years, my favorite mutant (aside from Nightcrawler) makes an appearance. The actor who plays him better do a good job. I WANNA SEE EXPLODING CARDS. If you haven't seen the trailer...




...

Anyway, time to sleep.

True poo

On: Monday, April 6, 2009

So, Telos is done. At least I don't have to deal with anymore drama... hopefully. Honestly, I'm not that surprised. I had a hunch a few weeks back. People kept going on hiatus/quitting and hopping on the bandwagon. Oh well, clans can't last forever. For my first clan I actually enjoyed it. Sure, there were a select few I didn't like, but the majority were great people.

Lol, I'm not gonna make a list of people to thank and cry on. Too much work. SO INSTEAD...

...I GIVE YOU ALL ONE GIANT HUMP OF LOVIN'. Thanks, guys for all the fun times. HOPE WE CAN ALL KEEP IN TOUCH.


Literally.

*cue creepy music*

I'll be clanless until God knows when. I wasn't very active the past few weeks anyway due to classes. If anyone wants to chat I'll most likely hop on only to be AFK and stand around like a retard in Auch like I've been doing 99.9% of the time I've been playing. If anyone has AIM or MSN, my AIM is mooferz606, and my MSN is mooferz@hotmail.com.

See a trend? I have an unexplainable and odd fetish for "moof".

Minor update

On: Monday, March 30, 2009

Just popping in to show that I'm not dead. Classes have been taking its toll on me... hence, why I haven't been logging on lately.

Ah, and guess what. I GOT MY FIRST JURY SUMMON. WHOOP DI DOO. I have to give them a call tomorrow and hope they don't pick me. I swear, if I do get chosen I'm gonna explode.

Anyway, hope you guys are doing just fine and dandy. I KNOW I AM WITH MY JURY SUMMON. Time to get back to watching Big Bang Theory episodes... god, that show is so hilarious. So geeky, but so hilarious~

Spring break and drawing

On: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Well, my break is pretty much over, but it was a nice 2 weeks of relaxation~ 8D

Not much going on at my end, except that I spent most of my time drawing over break. Here's a few pieces I managed to pull out of my butt.

One of my original characters. He likes to bleed from his eyeballs. (He does other things too!)


Speed painting, 40 minutes. I was looking at Japanese mythology and found an interesting demon. A nukekubi is a yokai (demon) that has an appearance of a normal human during the day, but at night their heads detach from their bodies and seek out for prey.


Aaaand, here's my school character again from the previous picture you can see below (the guy kicking the placeholder person in the face) as well as in my avatar, but now he's in his street clothes. Urban themes are nice to do.


Nothing much on the topic of Sword at the moment. Servers are still pretty wack... @_@ Hopefully CW this week will be more entertaining.

Catherine and Clive

On: Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Well... I'm kinda late since these two got vet last week, but whatever. Ta-daaa, my Elemental Strifer and Sharpshooter celebrate their vetting at Katovic.



This is just a sad excuse to update my blog. ._.

Man VS Baby: The Epic Battle

On: Saturday, February 14, 2009

So which do you like better?

Mortal Kombat style?


Or Street Fighter style?


Personally, I like the Street Fighter one better cause it was so well synched and oldschool. xD (when Hadouken sounded like "Habooken" and Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku sounded like "A CHEK CHEK CHA CHEK" ...but I can't get enough of Liu Kang's bicycle kick grunt LOL. CHENGWALOBSDALAGARULABAHE!!

Sorry, this is what you get when I'm bored at 2 AM and can't sleep. QQ

Doodles and boredom

On: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So my dad's on a 2 week vacation and is heading for the Philippines... AND HE'S TAKING MY IPOD WITH HIM T________T. I told him the iPod won't last the 15 hour flight but he's still taking it anyway >.>;; So that makes me sad.

On another note, I drew a silly little pic out of boredom of my sister and I's high school characters. It's kinda big so it gets cut off @_@ (just right click and view image or something.) You can find a colored version of our characters and their stats here -> Team Honou of Azakura High


Would've looked better colored but oh well, you're stuck with black and white for now. >:P

On the topic of Sword, Catherine and Clive the Musketeer are slowly making their way to vet~ Some stupid Viki camped on me in Fire Isle but the only time he stole my kills was when his Treasure Golem did that 5 billion radius AoE, so that made me happy.

I'm so bored. :|

Disconnection week

On: Monday, February 9, 2009

Well, this week's been pretty retarded. I woke up today to find that my INT Catherine and my Musk got like... 1% before I got disconnected so that was a whole night wasted. Not to mention they're almost vet... *fumes*

Anyway, until Gay2 fixes the servers, I'll probably lay off the afking for a bit. I need to draw more anyway. Maybe I'll share some of my doodles here later since I have nothing better to do~ For some reason, late nights are perfect for drawing.

*grabs tablet and lots of coffee*

White bears and moola

On: Monday, January 26, 2009

Today, (or should I say yesterday since it's past 12:00 AM >.>) was a great day. I decided to take a small break from expert grinding and took a trip to Fire Isle 800k. While I was pessimistic at first, I did happen to find myself 2 pairs of Mystic Shoes and a pair of Assassin Boots in only 2 hours. Even though the stats on them weren't too great, they still managed to sell for at least 12 mil a piece save for the Assassin Boots which sold for 18 mil. I also decided to buy gold and grabbed a few mercenary warrants so those should sell for a nice handful as well. I might keep one warrant to get me an Eduardo or Battlesmith Idge.

With my spare 500 gold left, I decided to buy my fighter a kickass White Bear Costume. FEAR HIM.

REAL Intro

On: Friday, January 23, 2009

Oooookaaay. Let's see...

My name's Michael and I'm just a typical college student majoring in Game Art & Design. I've been playing Sword of the New World for over a year now. I had an old account where my family name was Ascher, but it was banned for stupid reasons I would not like to get into at the moment. I took a 6 month break and played WoW for a bit, then came back to Sword because I got bored again. Now here I am as the D'Arwyn family. I've been playing on this account for about half a year with 2 experts and 4 veterans. I joined Telos in early October and so far, they're probably the coolest, funniest, and most retarded bunch of people I've ever met. As of late, there has been some drama circling around our clan which reeeeally needs to stop, and is getting tiresome. But anyway, I won't talk about that here.

Oh, I haven't introduced you to my main family yet~ I currently main a fighter named Kyral, as well as Vincent who is probably my favorite character in this game. My third family member varies but I think I'll reserve it for a gun user. I have gotten a few whispers saying how weird my family setup is because I'm seen using Garcia and Lorch. My only answer is, "I like to be different". I'm sick of seeing every single person running around with Grace. Sure she's hot and has good stats and everything.. but anyway that's not the point. Right now I've rekindled my desire to level Garcia up, cause having an Outrage Shot/Rapier user with fighter leather is pretty awesome. Not to mention he looks cool too, though having only 5 AGI really hurts him. I'm gonna need to find some hardcore Aiming or Assassin Gloves. Lorch was scrapped because I sold my Conqueror Shotgun for tons of 84 chips to enchant my 84e Camisa. Guess what? I DIDN'T GET ANY GOOD MODS ON IT. So, that's pretty much 90 mil down the drain.

Vincent decided to entertain Kyral and Garcia with some WHAM. Of course, the two didn't like his singing or his taste in music...



The outcome...


Garcia's only 38% into veteran right now so it'll be a while before he hits expert. Lorch on the other hand is 70% into veteran, so maybe I'll duo him and Garcia in AA these next few weeks.

Lorch and Garcia pwning in AA. QQ at vet pio shotgun. *cries, hoping for his Conqueror Shotgun to come back*


Anyway, enough rambling. Time for dinnarzzz.

Intro

On: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Uh... to be continued.