Which role do you play in MMORPG? 

tanking

comes from mmorpgs, where you would have a healer in your party and a person with high defense. (i.e. meat sack-o-shield warriors). the warrior rush an opponent and the monk would do their best to keep the warrior alive with healing and stat bonuses. then, the other members could
a) fight and hit hard
b) run away like scared little girls

so, in essence, it is a big distraction to open opportunites for attack or to run away, like a sacrifice but to keepp it alive.

Example:
Chaos Deity had the best plan to win by tanking the enemy patrol and having his team run away.

Urbandictionary

I’m a big fan of Fire Emblem series after I had my 3DS and played Fire Emblem Awakening. So, when they announced that they are launching mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes, I downloaded it immediately. Just nice, after I (kinda) finished my Pokémon Sun. 

The gameplay is almost the same, I find it they have done a good job in bringing the experience to mobile. 

Anyway, playing this game reminds me that in a team, usually there will be someone or who will be the tank of the team so that the rest of the members can attack the enemy safely. And the ace who will safe the day. 

In which also co-relates to our situation in life, isn’t it? That sometimes someone (or you) in your team be the tank, so that others can do their work. And the “tank” doesn’t necessarily mean the leader too. 

Besides the “tank”, another role I respect is the base defender because without a safe base, the team couldn’t come home. Or has no home. 

While some people like more flashy role, but remember, a team needs everyone to function differently, and most of all, appreciate and respect everyone in your team. 

My role back then in Ragnarok Online was Acolyte, the healer. That time Monk, fighting healer, wasn’t exist yet. But if if I’m gonna play MMORPG game again, I’ll choose to be a hybrid role like that. Because I like to keep things together. 

And I think, it’s quite similar to how I function at work too. 

Ah, I must have missed those days hey.. so much thought I gave for this.. 

So! What role do you play in your team? Is it similar between your game life and your real life? 

My adventure so far

is filled with people who taught me something. Some did it in kind and gentle manner while some did it with stronger impact (good or bad :p)

makes me meet many new good friends who feels like brothers or sisters to me.

Today I’d like to dedicate this post to everyone who has been helping me to grow. Thank you!

 

Can do? Cannot do?

A friend shared an article about another friend who managed to accomplish something awesome! Because I haven’t be able to do it.

And there is a quote in the blog,

“You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream” – CS Lewis

I haven’t completed my full marathon yet, and I aim for one. But somehow I feel it’s a very high mountain to climb.

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A LIVE

可能性がゼロでないなら、追求しなきゃ。

As long as the possibility is not zero, we should pursue it.

Was said by a female doctor to the main lead. I’ll not say anymore to avoid any spoilers. If you have time, you should watch this Japanese drama A LIVE. It’s still airing, although it’s reaching out it’s climax.

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Inspiration from Bittersweet (JP drama)

I watched にがくてあまい (Bittersweet) while flying back from Shanghai to Singapore. The main male character is a good cook while the female character is a typical office worker who care more about her work than anything else. 

They started with funny encounters and some fights, but they care about each other. 

One of the memorable lines was

Sometimes you just need to let yourself simmer a little longer to bring out the best of you. Like a stew. 

If you have time, you should watch it. I might look for the web toons too.. 

Drama ref: link

When the game is over

I mentioned in early of this year post that I played Pokémon intensively after it was launched in November. Longing of playing my childhood game in their native console is one of the main reasons I went crazy with it. But I don’t play it often these days. Instead, I play Fire Emblem in my iPhone.


I did complete the Pokémon League once and there are still other mini missions which I haven’t completed, like to capture the daily Pokémon, Zygarde cells, Ultra Beasts.

After some time, I realise that one of the reason I stopped playing Pokémon in my 3DS these days is I don’t want it to end. I realise that if I completed every mini games including filling up my Pokédex there will be nothing left for me to play anymore. And thinking about it makes me a little sad.

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Not good enough

Me and procrastination seems always a good friend.

I want to post something and procrastinator-me will say, do you have time to write a good blog? You usually have little patience to compose a post with good flow, have you thought of the title, and many other questions.

Yes, the procrastinator-me sounds like me at work when dealing with projects. I have a series of check list which I usually ask my colleagues to ensure the project can be done properly.

The procrastinator-me is perfectionist. If I can’t deliver the best, it will be a shame.  Why you deliver half baked blog post, no one cares about your thought. Too many people have poured their thought in the Internet, right?

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Experience grinding

If you’re a gamer, you’ll get this instantly when people say, man, too much grinding is needed.

In our younger days, my brother and I often play the same game but I like to see what’s next in the storyline and didn’t spend much time to train myself, as a result the boss easily beaten me up. I look at my brother playing his character and he had lots of patience than me, trained his character well, strategize the team, etc. (he even repeat the chapter if he didn’t get what he wants, he’s my best practice when it comes to gaming) :p

Most of the RPG are like that.. right?

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