I have been waiting for this since 2012. Yes, that long.
I know that my aim for 2016 is to become more web developer-minded than anything else, but the video gamer in me which I have been trying to suppress for the last month now has emerged. Slowly. The highly-anticipated1 Korean MMO Blade & Soul is finally arriving to the West after such a very long wait.2
There are a few reasons why I’ve been really anticipating for this MMO and here they are below:
- Martial arts-based. I tried other MMOs from Chinese martial arts-based to anything else, but let’s just say, it’s not quite “unique” or “challenging” enough, so to speak. Blade & Soul has a lot of color and it sure is a whole different world as well.
- The artwork is created by Hyung-Tae Kim. Ever since I’ve discovered his work and some unknown Korea-only games such as the War of Genesis series and the Magna Carta series,3 I have been long waiting for the next awesome work with Kim’s character designs in them. Apparently, after the Magna Carta era, his newest and latest work is in the MMO Blade & Soul.
- I have a 16GB RAM-powered laptop, which is strictly for local web development, and damn with those HD-ish graphics this MMO has, I need to use Mame-chan Jr 2’s powers to give me the best experience I’ve got.
I also purchased the basic Founders’ Pack, just out of excitement. If all goes well, I may even upgrade it to a higher-leveled Founders’ Pack. I already downloaded the game client too and I’m just currently upgrading it before its official launch on the 19th.
At the moment, I’m still continuing my online studies and still getting my ass off of my chair to start using the KonMari Method4 with my closet. When launch day arrives, I’ll be in full gamer mode for sure.
It has been a long time waiting, and the time has finally come!
I recently downloaded the desktop client of WordPress. It looks a whole lot like the WordPress.com interface, but it has been very helpful for me to blog in (almost) all of my current WordPress-powered sites content-wise that I didn’t need to log in every single Dashboard just for them. Of course, the only time I would log in my sites’ dashboards is if I’m doing something technical, such as uploading the newest theme or even installing the newest plugin.
- since 2012, I mean [↩]
- I’m saying West because this includes North America and Europe. [↩]
- I was able to play the second Magna Carta game called Magna Cart: Crimson Stigmata (Tears of Blood in the U.S.) on PS2 and I have to admit that the controls were quite challenging, it reminded me of the classic Legend of Dragoon controls. [↩]
- Read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and you’ll see what I mean. [↩]