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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!
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IcedEdge Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Hey Masae, im a fan of your videos , and of course a fan of legend of zelda, if you want, check my "fanart folder" and see my zelda paintings, i had a few ( majoras mask, princess zelda , fairy fountain, song of storms, ruto and zora link ) and i made a toy of link, see ya ! 
LKJ55 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Masae pls notice me ;_;
Mia246 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
I love watching the twilight princess videos !!
Cadance2014 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Hi :3
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fireylariat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
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ProForm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I've seen both your artwork and your lets plays on youtube. I gotta say, they are both just downright adorable. ^w^ Say, if you're ever looking for a buddy to talk to, feel free to look me up on Skype as ShugouHiku. =3 Anyways, I hope you keep up the good work.
AmbyChi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I watched your Lets Draw on youtube. I have to say it was well done! Your other artwork is really enjoyable to look at. Continue your great work! :)
KingCookieChris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Can someone explain to me how devianart works i'm new here and i have no idea what i am doing.If i share my artwork can it get stollen???
StarbeamerPatterns Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, yeah. Pretty much anywhere you put art up on the internet, it can be stolen. I have seen people disable downloads, but there's really easy ways around it. If you put your art online, you are going to have to expect that someone will save it without your permission, but if you aren't selling it, you could take that as flattery instead of piracy. Would they steal it and sell it? Doubtful. Usually the people who take images are doing so for personal use.
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