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? 

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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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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pokémon and me

I just finished watching Pokémon XY&Z series which I started last week of November. I just feel I need to have some catch up with the Pokémons since I’m playing Sun & Moon now. The first series I watched was Kanto region and they have 7 regions now: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos and Alola. (man, I have to admit I feel old now)

The Sun & Moon was released 18 November and I bought it a week later after playing the demo and can’t help to fall in love again.

The game and anime remind me of a few things

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Lessons from Yokai Watch Wib Wob

I know what may come to your mind. “Seriously? Why you’re playing a kid game?”

Almost everyone I know is into Pokemon Go these days, and so do I. I was looking for some distractions from my Pokemon Go because I was so addicted to it and to the point which I became obsessed with it.

One day I was discussing next 2020 Olympic in Japan with a friend after watching the the closing ceremony clip. Mr. Abe was in the movie with Mario, Doraemon and other famous characters. There wasn’t any mentions of Yokai Watch in the clips but we know that it’s a big hit in Japan now. So, my curiosity about Yokai Watch ignited..

The more I play the game, the more I withdrawn to it, and here are some of the key points I learned while playing the game:

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Lessons from Candy Crush

1. When you fail, replay it. Sometimes you just get bad candies
2. Sometimes when everything is aligned, you’ll get showered by combos
3. You need help from others to move forward
4. When you’re running out of live, get a rest. Don’t force yourself, get a rest, replenish your energy, you’ll be able to work effectively after that
5. You don’t need to always get the combo, sometimes you need to prepare first to get the combo
6. When you have money, you can speed things up by buying some helps

My Candy Crush experience is actually quite late after the hype subsided. In a way, it’s addictive to complete a level. So, please play moderately

Lessons from Angry Birds Epic

1. There is trick for every fight. – Rovio
I like to finish my fight as soon as possible so I tend to use high power birds. However, sometimes you need to be patient in a fight, not all can be solved by using power, but need strategy

2. On getting 3 stars.
Getting 3 stars is awesome, but sometimes we just need to meet the bare minimum so that we can move forward. When we are stronger, we can go back and get that 3 stars

3. On buying items
Yes, strong items help. But we still need to play with strategy.

4. Know the team better
I was frustrated with my team because I can’t pass a stage. My wise brother told me, read one by one what’s their strength and weakness, both the birds and the piggies.