Jul. 30th, 2009

Updates in general

News the first. I'm getting wisdom teeth (2 of 'em) removed tomorrow morning. I've already put in for PTO Friday and next Monday. So I'll possibly be around online, if it's not too painful to... >.>

IJ - pokes cashew. Um... is it me or is the image on the left side of my journal gone. The one on top is still there. Did the site that host it lose it (looks like imageshack)? You don't have any copies by any chance? (I think I may have backups at home but I'm not going to be able to check until I get back tonight -_-)

Dragonswords - all the new alts are lvl 18 now. Still a little bit to go before they hit where your guys are (22? 24?). One thing I need help on is that I still need 3 ruby gems. The freaking place won't repop.

Incidentally... (1) The amount of wis/prac points that monk needs is insane... unarmed combat is 10 pracs per rank wtf?! and it's only 2 levels away from enhanced damage which is 4 pracs per rank. Even if the race was sprite I don't think there'd be enough to go around. As it is, I'm neglecting training both int and dex to get those two up 10% per level. (2) Why does my knight have such low hp? It's only 50% than the druid. The monk on the other hand is almost twice the amount of druid. She was the one doing most of the tanking even though she had by far the worst AC (due to no pracs to train dex, no rubies for rings, and no secondhand weapon or shield slot).

Gaia - New getup combo *pic uploaded to previous post*. I got the qipao cheap off of auction when I lucked out and caught one that was selling for almost 2k under store price with only 1 hour left on the auction. Muwahaha. Anyway, let me know how it looks and compares to the other two.

Also, signed up for Discover card for the 7k gaia cash. *stares at sky* I figure it's not that different from the Amex card I got suckered into signing up for in front of the Cal student store when I first came to Cal. I didn't actually get around to canceling that card (or using it) until we were moving this time around. So I figure the Discover card can sit there and gather dust until I get around to canceling it. In the mean time, that's about $70 worth of gaia cash. o_O

Sep. 28th, 2008

Dreams MUD EQ

Here's a list of where I found some of the nice items from the game...

items for levels 1-100 )

Feel free to add.

Also, list of some of my favorite places on that MUD so far...

* Murky Bayou - Even if I facepalm at myself for not figuring out the last key. Now go help me figure out how to unlock the path down from McDonalds. >.>
* Penguin Isle - So. Freaking. Cute!
* Rainbow Isle - I love the theme. And the bajillion keys I actually figured out. ^^
* Camelot - This version actually has Gaheris and "Beaumains"! That's automatic brownie points since they were my first fan crush back when I was, like, fourth grade.
* Marriage of Heaven & Hell - The room and mob descriptions amused me. Greatly.
* Seduction of Snow White - Disney as you've never seen it. *snicker*
* Hall of Shame - Well, since we've already covered religion, now it's politics' turn.
* Enterprise - What can I say? It's the inner geek in me. Also, I discovered that there are some socials that will cause the mob to attack. ^^;

Places that I *didn't* like:

* Elemental Canyon - for blowing up my newbie dreamspack *sniff*
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Sep. 20th, 2008

Dreams MUD logs

I've setup mushclient to automatically log to file whenever I log in. So I have pretty complete logs of my entire time on Dreams. Only thing missing was the first first session through the mud school b/c I played that on my work computer (for some reason it wouldn't let me create an account/char from my home computer).

Check 'em out here

The last entry on the 19th includes when I went through their X-Files area, which was kinda neat. Also a good representation of the fact that you don't have to grind to level there if you don't want to (I walked in there a level 40 and came out level 45).

My comp did crash twice near the end of that log, but I don't think anything important was lost.

Anyway, I'll need to do some shopping for this week this morning. Might be on GW or MUD this afternoon.
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Sep. 13th, 2008

Dreams MUD

So I've been taking a break from GW (mostly due being subjected to too much ugly and boredom during Elona cartography), I've been dipping back into MUDs.

Anime Planet was fun at first. The races like kitsune and sailor senshi were certainly unique. But I've been getting bored of that too. Mostly, I think, due to the fact that the areas aren't that great. On first glance, everything might be prettily coded colors, but there doesn't really seem to be too much point in how/where the color is being splashed. So after a while you get used to all the glitz and every room becomes same 'ol. Add on top of that there aren't too many areas to explore, and the areas there are aren't really big or have fun mobs/rooms to explore. I mean, they have a Hogwarts area but there's nothing in it but generic student mobs? Or a Crystal Tokyo area with only stock mobs and the Witches Four (which weren't even of that time period, canon-wise -_-). What a waste of potential.

Aanyway, more recently I've been playing Dreams MUD. I like the fact that it's a huge mud, with a large list of areas, and each area is quite sizable with almost no stock mobs. It's apparent the designers took care to give each room meaning (with nice use of ASCII/colors to draw attention to the text, and the text itself interesting to read most of the time) and even the "stock" mobs unique. There's a few stock areas in the MUD, but they appear to be relegated to the least useful areas. As a whole it's very conducive to exploration and NOT in staying in one area to whack the same mobs over and over and over... Some of the mechanics such as penalties for dying, and generally low amounts of aggro make it very conducive to exploration as well.

Only downsides might be the fact that one, the race selection isn't very large (not that each of the races are too different from others, stats & ability wise), and the fact that it's not too active. Reminds me of the last year on which I was playing Chaos a little. Wonderful MUD, very well done areas, but not too busy. People who do log on are generally very helpful though.

some tips if anyone decides to play )

My character is an elf acolyte (cleric), at lvl 40ish for now. IGN is Miriel.
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Sep. 5th, 2008

Maybe I should've made a monk...

So Karza the tier 6 monk decided I was spending too much time recalling to heal at the healer. He single-handedly dragged me from level 76-ish to level 200. And he did it in about 30 mins too. XD

Karza only leveled once the whole time, from level "87" to "88"... I guess if you are in a group when you pass the level restriction against grouping, you don't get kicked out and you can stay in the group.

He was also one-shot killing all the stock mobs in Crystal Tokyo and Soul Society. Two shot killing stuff in Figaro, Ronin Warriors, Stark Enterprises (couldn't kill Cap tho :P).

Level 200 is the minimum needed for reroll, so now I need to concentrate on getting low level quest EQ before I go back to level 1. (They cost 1k qp at the minimum from pluto) @_@
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Sep. 2nd, 2008

Anime Planet MUD - a study

Because I can't exactly play seriously at work, I might as well play/test around with new chars to figure out just how exactly their class/race system works. :P

updated blah-dy blah )

Granted, this is still something of a research in progress... I don't want to annoy people too much with "newbies" logging in and out. I guess more investigation into the more physical oriented classes/races would be the next step.

updated physical classes tests )
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Jan. 28th, 2006

Chaos Mud Main Menu

NOTE: Chaos MUD was shut down in 2007 and I lost my characters. T_T
It reopened in 2009

Read more... )
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Sep. 2nd, 2005

Chaos MUD Quest Log

After hearing about someone had their harddrive crash and lost their quest log, I'm just being paranoid right now. So, here's mine. It will be updated, hopefully regularly.

Quest Log )
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