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Ragnarok Online II Opinion...

Journal Entry: Sat May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM
Life's been.. a little hectic, despite being out of class. Spring cleaning hit hard, so I've been running around trying to clean the house as quickly as I can. So that's one thing that's taken up a lot of my time... Also been recording for Youtube a LOT! New Let's Play will most likely launch tomorrow! Super excite for that!

Gaming STUFF
(Take my word with a grain of salt.. I haven't gotten *too* far into the game, but this is just my first impression of it as I played.)
So! I said I'd post up my thoughts for Ragnarok Online 2... Honestly, I like the game. It's not bad, and the world is REALLY dang nostalgic. (Porings everywhere!) The visuals are pleasant to look at, and everything just kind of has that really cutesy feeling that a lot of Korean MMOs tend to have... But that's just the thing. It's one of those Korean MMOs.

You might or might not know this, but I used to MMORPG-hop a LOT back in the day. Chances are, if you name one I've either already played it or have heard a lot of it at the very least.. A good chunk of those MMOs were standard Korean-MMO fare with standard quests and World of Warcraft-esque gameplay. RO2 just.. kind of fits right into that category. It's one of those games that is pleasant to play, but I can DEFINITELY feel that it was kind of slapped together with an engine that has already been done to death. Don't get me wrong, I find it incredibly pleasant to play and mess around with, but I've just seen so many MMOs like it that I have a hard time really taking it seriously. It lacks its own identity and borrows SO MUCH from other games, be it the world of RO1, the graphics of every other Korean MMO out there, or the gameplay of WoW.. It's just hard to take it at face value and play it for RO2 *itself*

RO1 had its own identity. It had 2D sprites on a 3D Isometric plane, interesting characters and unique skills that I haven't really seen in many other MMOs. Every class in that game could go for MULTIPLE branches, depending on what path you wanted to take. (For instance, Priests COULD go for PVP-Melee if they wanted.. Knights could be tanky or damage based.. Monks/Champions could throw balls at your face, melee combo you to death, or build themselves to be a 1-shot BUS TO THE FACE with Asura Strike).. It felt a lot more customizable in that way, and the skills felt like they required you to move around and actually *do* something with your movement while fighting.

I can't say it'll stay like this because RO2 is obviously a LOT newer, but it just seems to try to copy it, in a way that's less interactive. I feel myself just standing in place and spamming skills as quickly as I can, rather than being strategic about where I'm positioned, what skills I use in what order, etc.

Again, don't get me wrong. I DO like Ragnarok Online 2, but it's not a game that I think I'll be sticking with forever. As a game itself, I've played much better.. But the nostalgia factor alone is enough to keep me going back, just so I can see all those old RO1 monsters with 3D models.

(On another note-- BeastMaster in RO2 is totally just a rip of Druid in World of Warcraft.)

Edit: I should add, that I do have high hopes for the game! My complaint that it feels same-y with all the skills could very, VERY well be fixed in future patches, installments, etc. It's DEFINITELY worth a shot, so if you have time try it out! You got nothing to lose, and it's very enjoyable all-around!

I've... been having an exceedingly hard time with LP #12's icon's background. So much that I'm deciding to just launch the LP before releasing the Let's Draw. So that... kind of sucks. The icon itself should be fine since I only need the chibi's face for that, which IS done.. Just that background, gah.

I haven't really had time to put together art tips, either, so I guess I'll just do those on weeks that I actually have time. Oh well.. Hopefully I can get artistically moving again soon!

  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: Ragnarok Online OST
  • Reading: Text
  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Playing: Ragnarok Online II
  • Eating: Lasagna
  • Drinking: Tea! (as usual)


The Happy Camper!
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: In your monitor
Favourite genre of music: Instrumental music, and some rock.
Favourite style of art: Anime/Manga
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player
Shell of choice: A.. Shiny one!
Favourite cartoon character: TOPH. From Avatar. SHE ROCKS SO HARD. (lol)
Personal Quote: "Wait.. What?"


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IceeDaHedgehog Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:poke: :3
Folklore13 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist…;
Something i saw and thought you would like :D They Made OathKeeper 
Bcpupu Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hei Masae! I know it's been ages, but I wanted to thank you for introducing me to the tales series! How about LPing another one besides ToV? Xillia and Xillia2 are amazing!
thanks again :3
TheNoponPixelz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Masae, can you please tell Chuggaaconroy this.. not just for me, but for everyone who doesn't have a YouTube account who watches Emile`s LPs... Congratulations on the 1 million subs man! Keep up the good work! Haters gonna hate, but they're just to jealous of you hitting 1 million subscribers.
Realangrybirdplush Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hello, Masae! I love your Starfox Adventures LP! Maybe, you could get Emile to do it! XD
Sailor-Touko667 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Masae... I'm sure you've heard this a million times... but... you are the absolute Queen of kawaii!!! Every sound you make, whether your own Let's Plays, TRG, or with Emile, is over the top adorableness overload! I've seen you on StevenVlogs, and you are really pretty! I heard your meow singing on Super Mario 3D world, and that is just too...cute!
TheMysteryfox8 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey Masae is it okay if I draw a few pics of you with TRG?
TheStoryCrafter Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hi Masae. Finally found you! ^^ Looking at your art, BTW amazing. How do you like my pics?
P.S. Your my favorite youtuber, from your biggest fan.
ringra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  New Deviant
Hi Masae, I just want to say thanks. I just got my Deviant Art account so I'm pretty much a newbie here, but I watched all of your Let's Draws back in the day and it really made me happy along with your Let's Plays. I would've never gotten this far, if it weren't for you or Fruits Baskets :)
decco6226 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hey masae! I think you know me from Twitter and my letters! Just wondering if you had any tips relating art for careers and also for university or colledge.
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