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Ragnarok Online II Opinion...

Journal Entry: Sat May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM
Life STUFF
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!




Art STUFF
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)

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Masae
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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Kasai01 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I would be really happy if you made a comic strip of my little fan fiction intermissions: Silly Moments with Daisy

French Narrator: And now its time for a segment called “Silly Moments With Daisy.” A part of the show where Daisy comes out and has….. a silly moment. So without further adieu, “Silly Moments With Daisy.” (Notices that Daisy’s not on stage) Um….. “Silly Moments With Daisy.”

Daisy: Oh! Sorry! (Walks out to the stage) Hi Kids, and welcome to “Silly Moments With
Daisy” This is my episode so I decided to do something simple. But I won’t do it alone.
Yakko, Wakko, Dot!

(They all appear at the stage)

Yakko: Hi Daisy.

Wakko: Thanks for having us.

Dot: Yeah.

Daisy: Say hello to the Animaniacs! Today we’re borrowing an idea from a friend of mine, Larry The Cucumber.

Dot: What are we doing?

Daisy: A silly song called…… (Puts on a cowgirl hat) “The Water Buffalo Song.”
(Music Starts, and Daisy starts dancing)

Daisy: Everybody’s got a Water Buffalo
Yours is fast but mine is slow
Oh, where’d we get them? I don’t know
But everyone’s got a water bufalloooooooooooooooooooooooo

Yakko: I think we should take some verse’s too. I took my buffalo to the store

Wakko: Got his head stuck in the door

Dot: Spilled some lima beans on the floor, oh everyone’s got….

(Saria Runs out to the stage and the music stops)

Saria: Stop it! Stop! Stop right this instant Daisy, what do you think you’re doing?!

Daisy: I’m just having a silly moment

Saria: Firstly you can’t use other people’s idea and post it on Fanfiction.net without putting a disclaimer saying you owe nothing of the segment from wherever you used it!

Daisy: Well…..
Saria: Secondly, you can’t go around saying everybody’s got a water buffalo when everyone does NOT have a water buffalo.

Daisy: Yeah, but…..

Saria: Thirdly, what are THEY doing here? (points at the Animaniacs) You can’t have them here! They’re not part of Nintendo!

Dot: Hey! We still have a right to be part of her silly moment

Saria: Stuff it Dotty!

Dot: What’d you say?!!!

Saria: (Gets in Daisy’s face) If you posted this on Fanfiction.net we would’ve gotten some nasty letters saying “Where’s my water buffalo?” or “Why don’t I have a water buffalo?” And if they assume you just stole this idea without putting a disclaimer, the author would be sued, and forced to shut down his account, and you know what that means. No more Spectacular Star Kids! In English, we would cease to exist! And are you prepared to deal with that? I don’t think so! Just STOP. BEING. SO. SILLY!!!!!!!! (Walks off the stage)

Dot: Who spit in her Spinach Cobbler?

Daisy: I’m not sure.

Yakko and Wakko: Hellooooooooooooooooooooo Nurse

Saria: And I’m not a nurse!!!

Daisy: Well, looks like that's all the time we have folks.

French Narrator: This has been “Silly Moments With Daisy.” Tune in next time to hear Daisy do something silly like sing….

Daisy: Everybody’s got a baby kangaroo
Yours is pink but mine is blue
Hers was smaller but…..

Saria: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Tackles Daisy and then they end up fighting)
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customstone Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Student Artist
Masae, did you pay for all your software or did you find it free? I looked up Photoshop CS6 and it said it was like 15 bucks or something. Just a question. I LOVE your work.
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TakemaKei Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just started watching your play through of Twilight Princess, looked around your videos and hey, found your deviantart account XD
And I like your voice =)
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Bronze-Facade Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Have you drawn Chipmunk Masae yet?
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Folklore13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
love the art and the youtube videos that you have/made. Keep up the amazing work.Also have you ever heard of the Golden Sun series by an chance?
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Saigeryumurayami Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting page, I shall watch you on Youtube and on DA. :)
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randythehero Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
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LOADING... ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ 99%................................ ERROR! It is impossible to delete our friendship. You mean so much to me!
[Post this to 10 people's walls who you never want to lose. If you get 3 back, you're an amazing friend!]
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TJBladeX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Your awesome! Keep up the good work on your pictures and your videos! :D
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dariusdegree81102 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_o wow i wish i culd draw like u nice work masae! ^ ^
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Cascadena Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow!!! You have amazing artwork. I love how you use colors! ^_^ *watches*
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