“And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment.”
For the past two weeks, I’ve put about 60 hours into Nier Automata, and I want to sit down and immediately replay it, simply to digest the story once again. However, as great as it was, and as much as I loved it as is, it will probably never have the crazy impact that it did on the initial run.
This doesn’t mean it’s not a good game. It’s easily one of the best games I’ve ever played! But this game did something, and something I can’t talk about without warning.
There will be spoilers past this point! Please do not continue if you have not seen Ending E!
Continue reading Nier Automata – How A Video Game Told Me A Lot About Myself
This is very much outside the usual sphere of gaming chatter I drop onto this blog, but I feel that it’s important to bring up, especially since it’s something I’ve come across and done some research on.
There is a Chinese domain scam that’s been going around- one such thing I’ve read on this is here.
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As usual, this post is translated from aion.mutukina.net, which is a Japanese translation of information from Korean.
A new type of equippable item has been introduced into the game- a Bracelet of Kaisinel/Marchutan. You can purchase the initial bracelet in Sanctum or Pandamonium, from the two NPCs:
* Holy Accessory Tuner Penna (Sanctum)
* Holy Accessory Tuner Feather (Pandamonium)
These bracelets will automatically have PVP defense stats on them. You can upgrade them using tempering solutions. Once they hit +6, they will start to gain PVP offensive stats, as well. The max enchantment for the bracelets is +10.
As you temper the bracelet, it will also gain manastone slots and change appearance.
Enchantment Level 0 ~ 4: No manastone slots
Level 5 ~ 6: 1 Manstone Slot, Level 7 ~ 9, 2 manastone slots.
Enchantment level 10: 3 manastone slots
(Left to right)
Image 1: Enchantment Level 0 ~ 4: no Manastone slots.
Image 2: Enchantment Level 5 ~ 6: 1 Manstone slot. / Enchantment Level 7 ~ 9: 2 Manastone slots.
Image 3: Enchantment Level 10: 3 Manastone slots.
If an attempt to temper the bracelet fails, it will lose all of its enchantments, and any manastones equipped will be destroyed. [Editor’s Note: But it sounds like the bracelet itself doesn’t break, unlike with plumes.]
UI-wise, the slot on the profile page for the plume will be moved to be below the left power shard slot, and the bracelet will sit underneath the right power shard slot.
This update has been made live to both the Live Server and the Master Server.
So I posted this picture on twitter today. I got a lot of likes on it. 24, in fact. Thankfully, they stopped when I got around to writing this. But you’re asking for my 24 favorite games. I can’t keep myself to 140 characters each, so I’m going to put them all together in a single post. I figured that should give me a little more wriggle room and keep from really spamming your twitter feeds.
Let’s get started, but I want to stress that there is no particular order to these. Don’t ask me to do MORE work on this! lol
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For those who have started playing in the recent year or two of Aion, you may not realize that there was an unfinished city underneath Sanctum. Of course, in recent patches, there has been an ‘instant kill’ barrier if you tried to glide down to it, so people can’t wander off the map to try and look for it.
It took some effort. You had to glide to a mountain, rest up some flight time, and finish gliding down, because Sanctum is just that far up.
There’s also a whole area of empty terrain underneath there. Mountains and hills and so forth!
But eventually, Dreknok and I wandered our way to the ‘edge of the world’ so to speak. A place where the map was incomplete.
I’ll admit that I had a yolo moment. And jumped off the ledge. My whole screen went bonkers, as you can see below.
The game crashed shortly after that screenshot was made, and even crashed a few times on attempting to load the character. Eventually, I was reset back to my bind point. Thank goodness.
I didn’t want to ask a GM to help me in that case. I’m pretty sure we weren’t supposed to be there. ;D
You know the story of the Pokey Little Puppy, right? How the one little puppy to be slower than the others always got into trouble? That sounds familiar. What happens when you fall behind in siege when being chased by the enemy?
I’m sure you can guess.
During a siege, I got split up from my PVP-partner-in-crime. Yunarii swooped in with a last minute save, so the two of us celebrated by beating up a couple of furbacks.
It was recently revealed that figurine maker, Orchid Seed is releasing a 1/7 scale PVC figure of an Elyos Assassin from Aion, based on the artwork shown below.
This figure is expected to release in 1/2017, but preorders are going to be open from now through 6/30/2016. If you preorder it, you will get an A3 sized poster of the design artwork that the figure is based on, as well as your selection from the ‘Majestic Armor’ options, shown below, for use on the Live Service. (In Japan, Live Service is the main two servers running 4.9.)
The figure costs 13,800 yen (approx. $127) and stands 270mm tall. The figure design is by Yasuhiro Uchijima, also known as essence.
See the gallery below for more images of the figure.
EDIT – Added 4/18/2016
You can preorder the figure through Neowing, CD Japan, and Amazon.co.jp.
Not too much more information for it, but there’s now video footage of the dungeon and I realize that it seems to be a revived version of Dark Poeta with harder enemies (scaled up to high daeva levels, of course).
You fight Tahabata where you fought Anuhart in Dark Poeta, and you fight Kuroban where you fought Tahabata.
I have to make my usual disclaimer before I begin:
I do not speak Korean. I do, however, read Japanese, and I follow a blog that translates information from the Korean servers to Japanese. So this is a ‘second stage’ translation. I’m translating a Japanese translation of something from Korean. As a result, there may be some issues with it from the source or trying to figure out what terminology is being referenced in places.
Terminology that I’m using, also, may not end up being what is used in the translation when it is released to the North American servers.
The Japanese article I’m translating comes from here. It is a Japanese translation of this article in Korean.
Another note before I begin, “For use by High Daevas” comes up a lot here. This terms is basically for any Daeva that is level 66 and higher and following the high daeva system introduced in 5.0.
Continue reading Aion 5.1 Information – New Instances and Gear