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!

 

When the game is over

Fire Emblem

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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Family Reunion Day

This post was meant to be published in 2014-01-31 during reunion day or Lunar New Year. But I wrote halfway so this post has been lying in Draft for 3 years.

After reading it, it was few sentences and I couldn’t remember what did I want to say 3 years ago. So I decided to rewrite it with 2017 in mind. The date of the post in 2014 is fairly close with 2017 hey?

Glad to be home for the first few days, then I started to feel restless because some of my usual activities can be done in my hometown. For example walking from one place to another, I need to drive. Although on one hand, I miss driving too.

However, it gives me a chance to take a break from my routine. Which is good, if it’s breaking from bad routine. Often I found ideas or plan my whole year better when I’m at home, away from all the distractions I’m having while I was overseas.

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Puzzle and puzzled

Last year I bought One Piece puzzle in Anime Festival Asia. It’s been awhile since I did my puzzle, it caught me surprise because it’s 1.5x larger than my previous one. 

I plan to build the edge that night and call it for a day, but instead I work on the characters. They are easier to recognize since they have more distinct features. 
And it came to my mind that, it’s okay to work not in order. It’s your work after all, so do it your way, enjoy it. 

Because I enjoyed it, I was immersed into getting it done and forgot the time that I need to rest. 

Which reminds me of what my sensei told us, hobby is something that you do when you have time to refresh yourself. So, don’t rush it. Enjoy the process, finding the pieces and building it.

Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017

Nangajo

Yes, this is the first blog post in 2017. I really miss blogging regularly like in 2014 and 2015. I thought after getting used to blog every week for 2 years, I don’t need a reminder to do it. But, seems like I became slack and didn’t really write here in 2016. On the other hand, I scribbled and drew more often in my agenda. I discovered a new hobby (sort of) that colouring, drawing or doing scrapbook is therapeutic. Drawing is not a new thing to me, I’ve been liking it since I was a kid, although I can’t draw like a mangaka (as much as I want to be)

So.. I’ll blog more regularly again in 2017! That’s my first mission.

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Lessons from Pokémon XY&Z

俺だって迷うことぐらいあるさ… でもさ、迷ってる時間があるなら、まず動いてみる。それで失敗したって何か残る、無駄なことなんて何もないさ

さとし EP20

I feel unsure sometimes too. But you see, if you have time to feel unsure, you should just try to make a move.

If that ends in a failure, you’ll still be left with something.

There is nothing you did that would be pointless.

Ash EP20