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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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JustInItForComments Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
I can't believe you'd defy my expectations again! First with the Banana Popsicle, and now there's 10 of you.
Dark-Dullahan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To find out that you're also on deviantArt just makes me so happy.  I've been cracking up from listening to you sing alongside Chuggaconroy in his "Tiny Tim Adventures" song. XD
MaxieTheKid Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
can you draw dragonair?
klkjr Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Masae What or who was / is your biggest source of inspiration when it comes to your art?
ThomasBinion Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
hey masae! I am working on a chibi based on Kirby mass attack! would you like to see it when it is finished?
SmashMaster27 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Hey can you draw Frisk from Undertale and also put it on YouTube please
anthonysonicfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Your Gallery is just like you super cute!😉👍
greeneys45 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2016
Hey there I finally found your deviantart account and I need to say you are an awesome artist. and could you tell Emile that he inspired me to continue my pokemon platinum? 
And ask him is this team good: (I'm at galactic HQ)
Torterra lv 42 Mega drain, Earthquake, Rock Climb Razor Leaf
Tentacruel: lv 40 Poison Jab. Surf, Water Pulse, Barrier 
Rapidash: lv 41: Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Flame Wheel, Strength
Altaria: lv 38  Sing, Rock Smash, Dream Eater, Fly
Luxray: lv 38 Thunder Fang, Spark, Bite, Roar
Scyther: lv 37 Aerial Ace,  Razor Wind, Cut, Defog
(if you read this thank you for your time and keep up the awesome work and hope you have a happy new year :D
KrazyKatt11 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Everything you do makes me unreasonably happy.
HeartofDusk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
I just finished watching your playlist of Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest, and man Masae, it has been wonderful watching them. The thing I loved about watching the episodes was that feeling of fond memories after playing the game when I was little, and I can't tell you how many times I was blown away because I have never played Master Quest! But my very favorite video was the end when you talked about how fond the memories were when you watched your mom play LOZ Ocarina of Time. That was exactly how I felt watching my dad play the Nintendo 64 version. So sincerely thank you for those videos, I'm going to go enjoy the Twilight Princess playlist now!
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