Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Last day of summer for me. I'm a bit excited, but I know that'll end as soon as all the work starts pouring in. I'm enjoying the independence though. A lot more than I thought I would, but we'll have to see how long that lasts too.

Engineering here I fucking come!

Friday, August 19, 2011


First off I want to thank you guys for your support in my shift of bloggery and moving away. I'm settling in pretty well now.

It's been a crazy week I'll tell you that. First thing I did was call in AT&T to try to get my internet situation sorted out. I chose the 12Mbps because the 18Mbps came with a $144 installation fee AND my activation date would be the 30th. I thought all of that was ridiculous since at home, Comcast charged nothing and service was the NEXT day! Sadly I could do nothing about it because this area is AT&T exclusive.

Well either way, I got that sorted out by persistently calling in everyday for a bump in activation, and it happened today =).

A lot of good things happened today. I got my internet activated, my monitors that I ordered from Woot! came in, my Financial Aid check came to me, but most importantly, I'M BACK!

Here's my current computer set-up that I've been dying to do for the longest time. Multiple monitors:

Messy I know, but the desk is small. I had a dual monitor set-up in mind, but my mom bought the desk and she didn't know about it lol. My laptop there is playing host to a lot of wires too. Kinda like a Frankenstein hehe.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


  Well, I gotta start off by apologizing for my absence and inactivity. This week has been hectic for me =S; It was my last week in my hometown. I spent most of the week packing and buying things for my apartment. I leave tomorrow afternoon for the school year.

  Just a lot of anxiety right now I guess. Hard to put my thoughts together. The idea of independence is a bit frightening, but then it's something I really want so I can stop relying so much on my parents. It's just a bit sudden I guess. That and parting ways with many of my friends. The latter 2 years of my high school career were the best with them and leaving is a hard aspect I guess. Even though I know it won't be forever, just that we  did everything together and then suddenly it'll stop.

  I also need to say that game reviewing probably won't be a main point of my blog anymore. Sorry to those of you that followed me for that =(. I'll post up game reviews once in a while, but I'll try to mix up my blog around a bit. I'm not sure how much leisure time my school schedule will grant me.

  Wont' have internet for maybe a week so good-bye until then!

Thanks all, and sorries.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Game Alert: SD Gundam Online

So my friend told me about this game, and I was skeptical at first. We all know there aren't any good Gundam games, let alone ONLINE (maybe a few), but after he gave me an account I was hooked.

I can't really review the game, since I'm not very high level and haven't gotten far, but I'll try to run down the game as much as possible.

I unfortunately can't comment on any story. It's entirely Korean, and I can't read Korean haha.


The game has 2 different types of play, Mission and PvP.

In Mission, you can choose between co-op or solo. It's usually just kill X amount or defend an object etc. Nothing very time-consuming. You are rewarded EXP and Points (in-game currency) as well items once in a while.

PvP, self-explanatory. There are different modes though, like DM, TDM, Boss. I haven't really experimented much with this side honestly, because I'm such low level with low-level Gundams and I get wiped on the floor by everyone else.
There's also a tag-team kind of PvP called "Battleship". You buy battleships with in-game currency, and then you can load it up with Gundams. Higher ranking Gundams, weigh more, and reduce your capacity in the ship. You then fight your opponent and just rotate between your selected Gundams. All of these award EXP and Points.


So this is the part we all are excited for. You know you've always wanted your own Gundam, and here you can have it. There are about 400-500 Gundams in the game, spanning across all of the Gundam series (G-Gundam, Gundam Wing, Seed, etc.) The game is surprisingly balanced while including all of these Gundams.

Gundams, are ranked from C to SS, C being the lowest and most common, while SS being the rarest obviously. There are intermediate ranks like SR or AR, but I'm not entirely sure what they are, probably just different builds. Unfortunately, you can't choose what weapons your Gundam carries; you have to use what the Gundam has. That's probably the balancing factor.

Pilots and Gundams level up alike. Pilots generally serve no purpose, except some Cash ones (IRL currency for virtual items) may give you some sort of in-combat boost. Your ranking allows you to take certain quests though, but that's about it. Gundams level up and acquire their abilities. They're all passive, but are fitted towards maximizing your Gundam's potential. You also get attribute points that you can allocate to your liking between Speed, HP, Agility, Strength, Defense, Special Attack. After leveling up a certain amount of times, you can go "Over Custom", where you level up to 7 times more. You get more attribute points, and if you ever reach EX, you can get an extra EX ability. However, every time you Over Custom one level, you risk losing all Over Custom levels you've gained so far.

To get more Gundams, you can spend Points on a Gachapon machine and get a random one out of the set (They're organized in sets of 6, usually with 4 C's, 1 B, and 1 A, you can pay premium for high ranked sets though). There is also a Custom Gachapon that has EVERY single Gundam, but chances are pretty low anyways. You could also pay with Cash to RENT them for a certain amount of time. Some quests give Gundams, but only at the lower levels to help newbies get somewhere. Finally the last way is Mix-Plans. It's basically a blueprint to create a Gundam. You'll need to acquire the Gundams required by the Mix-Plan, level it up to the required level, then you can activate the Mix-Plan. It's a LOT of work, but that sweet God Gundam at the end makes you look pretty badass. You can have 24 Gundams, but that can be extended with Cash.

So Gundam fans, go ahead and check it out if you have no qualms about the language barrier. I play on the Korean server because my friend had a Korean SSN to register for me, but from what I've read most US people play on Taiwanese servers and are in high populations there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Resources to get you started if you're interested: