Welcome to my blog devoted to MMOs I had/have been playing or testing.

Currently, I'm playing "full-time" Aion Online since its release on 25th of September 2009 (so nearly 4 years now :) ). My characters are: Rillas - Cleric (65 lvl), Alysanne - Bard (65 lvl). Started plying Final Fanstasy XIV Realm Reborn in May 2014 as Rillas (Summoner/Scholar 35 lvl). Also since December 2011, from time to time I'm playing a Star Trek Online as Science officer - Lafiel and also Age of Wushu/Wulin for it's "Ancient China" climate.

I had been playing such MMOs as World of Warcraft (~3 years), Warhammer Online (9 months) and tried: The Lord of the Rings Online, Allods Online, Rift, Neverwinter Online and Korean Tera.

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Age of Wulin/Wushu Sceneries: Jiming Posthouse



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Age of Wushu Sceneries: Stone Hummock in Jiming Posthhouse



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Final Fantasy 14 Sceneries: Mor Dhona



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cathrisha:

roxeedy:

cathrisha:

I have a new main character… This is my Sorcerer \o/ Vix lvl 19 atm.

I still play on Siel server. And I will probably stay here for long. I like it.

And I found a Polish Legion here… o.O 

oi lil I didn’t know you went NA - since when are you there?

Eva \o/ I “moved” in this week :) But I really like it. I think I’ll stay here for a while…

O rly? :> <evil lol>



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Posted on July 10 at 9:48 pm with 2 notes Reblog

I had to do The Aurum Vale - one of the most annoying instances in FF14.

I and tank were first time there, but we got so cute and nice pair of Lalafells. They were very helpfully and friendly, they didn’t mind us noobing.

After we took few screenshots together ^^

Thanks for help guys! <3



Posted on July 6 at 9:22 pm with 2 notes Reblog

Finally today I’ve reached 50 lvl at my first class Summoner/Arcanist!

Now, as my guild mate said - true farm in FF14 begins… *Yawns* but for now it’s time for some rest before new patch coming this week \o/



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Show your smile…



Posted on July 4 at 12:47 am with 4 notes Reblog

New event: Summer cocktail.



Posted on July 3 at 12:56 am with 3 notes Reblog
Age of Wushu/Wulin vs Swordsman Online - some thoughts

Since I like Ancient China and always wanted to try MMO set in such time period, I’ve tried both Swordsman Online and Age of Wushu/Wulin. Here you can find some small comparison, as both games seems to be seen as a mutual competition as MMOs.

I must admit it’s only a subjective comparison and also I haven’t reached end-game in neither of these two games (AoW I got lower-middle progress and in SO I got around 38 lvl).

Game world

Game’s world is one of the thing draws me into these games. I wanted to feel like I’m indeed in Ancient China time. So world needs to be as authentic as it can. Even tho Swordsman Online has better graphic engine (no doubt!), Age of Wushu is more realistic! In SO maps are small and rather schematic, in AoW they are big, detailed with many cities, temples, tombs or hidden villages in the woods and NPC doing theirs daily business - a true living world. Not to say that in AoW developers made s real China with it’s provinces and ancient cities (Chengdu, Suzhou, Luoyang or Jinling/Nanjing), something SO definitely lacks.

AoW

image

SO

image

For me world in SO is more contractual and schematic or maybe more like a movie background. AoW wins on this field if you want to feel like in real Ancient China.

Characters and theirs movement

Characters in AoW are proportional and anatomical correct, while in SO I tried very hard to make “normal” human body and had some problems with it as changing small slider can result in weird things ingame. SO had better character customization, not very awesome but decent, while in AoW it’s not existing and textures of NPC/characters are worse.

Also in AoW animation of characters are “crude”, while in SO they are more natural and slender.

AoW

image

SO

image

Fight

Both games have similar martial art schools, but I guess it’s because on convention of Chinese martial arts world.

I can’t really tell much about skills and pvp fights, as I didn’t tried it in any of these games. In SO skills are smooth, fast and animations are nice. In AoW skill animations - even if they are captures from real life martial artists - lack naturalness and are crude (just like whole character).

Fighting system and building your unique skill settings seems to be easier in SO - maybe coz it was nicely described.

AoWimage

SO

image

Gameplay

I find progressing and lvling your character in AoW very confusing and hard. Guides weren’t helpful enough and sometimes I was totally lost that should I do next or on that to focus to improve my character. Not to say, that when I was playing main story wasn’t finished and ended suddenly. Also AoW game focus on improving your skills not EXP and on higher levels it was hard to improve as - without buying VIP - leveing one skill took ages…

On other hand, progressing in SO - mostly during first levels - was soooo fast, almost too fast. I read later it slow down, but fear it would be a gap between first lvls and end lvls in exp needed and time will be too harsh. Also, tracking system is - sorry to say so - probably made for idiots. You click on quest and your char go to place and start to kill mobs. Not to say later you will get introduced to build-in “botting option” - you set up everything and your char will farm monsters automatic and use consumables if needed. Not really understood intention behind it. Main story in SO is very interesting, not to say “like a movie”. It’s very spectacular and impressing - just like a movie or book.

AoW

image

SO

image

Overall

If you are looking for normal MMO with quests, epic cinematic storyline and easy introduction into the game - SO is perfect.

On other hand, AoW is more detailed as a world, more challenging and more like sandbox, despite it lacks some aspects.



Posted on July 2 at 5:04 pm with 76 notes Reblog

naginaoe:

Flowers.. ^^


Notte Themes     ☾
Chronicle of dreamed lands...
Welcome to my blog devoted to MMOs I had/have been playing or testing.

Currently, I'm playing "full-time" Aion Online since its release on 25th of September 2009 (so nearly 4 years now :) ). My characters are: Rillas - Cleric (65 lvl), Alysanne - Bard (65 lvl). Started plying Final Fanstasy XIV Realm Reborn in May 2014 as Rillas (Summoner/Scholar 35 lvl). Also since December 2011, from time to time I'm playing a Star Trek Online as Science officer - Lafiel and also Age of Wushu/Wulin for it's "Ancient China" climate.

I had been playing such MMOs as World of Warcraft (~3 years), Warhammer Online (9 months) and tried: The Lord of the Rings Online, Allods Online, Rift, Neverwinter Online and Korean Tera.

Posted on July 21 at 10:29 pm with 2 notes Reblog

Age of Wulin/Wushu Sceneries: Jiming Posthouse



Posted on July 21 at 10:25 pm with 3 notes Reblog

Age of Wushu Sceneries: Stone Hummock in Jiming Posthhouse



Posted on July 21 at 9:43 pm Reblog



Posted on July 20 at 3:18 pm with 1 note Reblog

Final Fantasy 14 Sceneries: Mor Dhona



Posted on July 15 at 10:48 am with 49 notes Reblog

(Source: daevasreport.com)



Posted on July 14 at 10:13 pm with 1 note Reblog


Posted on July 14 at 10:11 pm Reblog


Posted on July 12 at 9:37 pm with 31 notes Reblog

cathrisha:

roxeedy:

cathrisha:

I have a new main character… This is my Sorcerer \o/ Vix lvl 19 atm.

I still play on Siel server. And I will probably stay here for long. I like it.

And I found a Polish Legion here… o.O 

oi lil I didn’t know you went NA - since when are you there?

Eva \o/ I “moved” in this week :) But I really like it. I think I’ll stay here for a while…

O rly? :> <evil lol>



Posted on July 11 at 10:05 pm with 4 notes Reblog

(Source: youtube.com)



Posted on July 10 at 9:48 pm with 2 notes Reblog

I had to do The Aurum Vale - one of the most annoying instances in FF14.

I and tank were first time there, but we got so cute and nice pair of Lalafells. They were very helpfully and friendly, they didn’t mind us noobing.

After we took few screenshots together ^^

Thanks for help guys! <3



Posted on July 6 at 9:22 pm with 2 notes Reblog

Finally today I’ve reached 50 lvl at my first class Summoner/Arcanist!

Now, as my guild mate said - true farm in FF14 begins… *Yawns* but for now it’s time for some rest before new patch coming this week \o/



Posted on July 6 at 12:05 pm with 1 note Reblog

Show your smile…



Posted on July 4 at 12:47 am with 4 notes Reblog

New event: Summer cocktail.



Posted on July 3 at 12:56 am with 3 notes Reblog
Age of Wushu/Wulin vs Swordsman Online - some thoughts

Since I like Ancient China and always wanted to try MMO set in such time period, I’ve tried both Swordsman Online and Age of Wushu/Wulin. Here you can find some small comparison, as both games seems to be seen as a mutual competition as MMOs.

I must admit it’s only a subjective comparison and also I haven’t reached end-game in neither of these two games (AoW I got lower-middle progress and in SO I got around 38 lvl).

Game world

Game’s world is one of the thing draws me into these games. I wanted to feel like I’m indeed in Ancient China time. So world needs to be as authentic as it can. Even tho Swordsman Online has better graphic engine (no doubt!), Age of Wushu is more realistic! In SO maps are small and rather schematic, in AoW they are big, detailed with many cities, temples, tombs or hidden villages in the woods and NPC doing theirs daily business - a true living world. Not to say that in AoW developers made s real China with it’s provinces and ancient cities (Chengdu, Suzhou, Luoyang or Jinling/Nanjing), something SO definitely lacks.

AoW

image

SO

image

For me world in SO is more contractual and schematic or maybe more like a movie background. AoW wins on this field if you want to feel like in real Ancient China.

Characters and theirs movement

Characters in AoW are proportional and anatomical correct, while in SO I tried very hard to make “normal” human body and had some problems with it as changing small slider can result in weird things ingame. SO had better character customization, not very awesome but decent, while in AoW it’s not existing and textures of NPC/characters are worse.

Also in AoW animation of characters are “crude”, while in SO they are more natural and slender.

AoW

image

SO

image

Fight

Both games have similar martial art schools, but I guess it’s because on convention of Chinese martial arts world.

I can’t really tell much about skills and pvp fights, as I didn’t tried it in any of these games. In SO skills are smooth, fast and animations are nice. In AoW skill animations - even if they are captures from real life martial artists - lack naturalness and are crude (just like whole character).

Fighting system and building your unique skill settings seems to be easier in SO - maybe coz it was nicely described.

AoWimage

SO

image

Gameplay

I find progressing and lvling your character in AoW very confusing and hard. Guides weren’t helpful enough and sometimes I was totally lost that should I do next or on that to focus to improve my character. Not to say, that when I was playing main story wasn’t finished and ended suddenly. Also AoW game focus on improving your skills not EXP and on higher levels it was hard to improve as - without buying VIP - leveing one skill took ages…

On other hand, progressing in SO - mostly during first levels - was soooo fast, almost too fast. I read later it slow down, but fear it would be a gap between first lvls and end lvls in exp needed and time will be too harsh. Also, tracking system is - sorry to say so - probably made for idiots. You click on quest and your char go to place and start to kill mobs. Not to say later you will get introduced to build-in “botting option” - you set up everything and your char will farm monsters automatic and use consumables if needed. Not really understood intention behind it. Main story in SO is very interesting, not to say “like a movie”. It’s very spectacular and impressing - just like a movie or book.

AoW

image

SO

image

Overall

If you are looking for normal MMO with quests, epic cinematic storyline and easy introduction into the game - SO is perfect.

On other hand, AoW is more detailed as a world, more challenging and more like sandbox, despite it lacks some aspects.



Posted on July 2 at 5:04 pm with 76 notes Reblog

naginaoe:

Flowers.. ^^


Notte Themes     ☾