Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Goals, Holiday, and a Landmark Announcement

Well... with that latest patch with a ton of stuff to do and only one month... its really tough for me... the one who is going on a holiday to visit my friend in China (as well as the world expo!) from the 11th to 29th of aug. plus sch starts on the 30th of aug... i barely have any time to get my ringer chars, get the ravana helm which i soo soo sooooo adore for the darling spd and jump... with that helm i'll hit max spd and jump on my hero! no need to item make a pants and shirt with amethyst or aquamarine. aint that great? of cos... when the potential scrolls come things will all change... but i'll leave that talk for another day.

yes. holiday in china, the 2nd of this holidays for me... extremely nice and long holidays alright... thks to the YOG with my sch used as the athletics village. but the next two sem we are gonna suffer tho... exams till like 23 dec next sem.... right before xmas. really ewwwwwwwww! (medicine students are always an exception... so dont compare it with them) and of cos our hols for the next two sems will be sssssssshhhhhhort! anyway... trip to china... it'll be my 1st overseas trip w/o my family... and the longest yet... 18 days! i'll be going to chongqing where my friend is from, than we'll be taking a boat to yichang, visiting the three gorges dam (hope i dont get seasick! really!), than we'll take a bus from yichang to wuhan, stay there 1 night, than take a plane to shanghai and tour the world (expo), than fly back to chongqing for a few more days, before i have to come home. really excited honestly.... but sadly stupid AS has to come out with the golden temple and explorer rebalance + crit rings during the same time, and give us only a freaking short 1 month to get em all. no good for me really.

worst still since i'm working on HS, there's a lot of stuff from the new patch to add in. skill changes, quests, etc items, mobs... the whole lot... even worst still, we managed to get hold on monster book extraction data... and that's quite a ton of work to be done there... esp considering there are just two of us, the original two admins aka site creators aside. (and yeah i'll be away, that leave one poor lonely guy who still have O lvls to study for) and why do i say original two admins... i'll tell you in a while... 1st wanna talk abt my goals (and how far i've come)

wanted to get a ring for 3 of my chars - hero, evan and aran. decided on getting the crit ring for all three... heard more changes to the rings have been made... might not be the 'best' choice anymore, idk, in anycase, i've already gotten rings for all 3 chars (hurrah! in such a short period of time eh?), and my 4th ringer char is lvl 32 now... planning to keep that ring in storage for my dual blade to come... after which i'm hoping to delete the f/p, and make a sin - a proper char... not another ring mule. my 2nd char is a sin, and i do love playing it... but thks to me adding way too much dex (sounds like my hero eh, but this ones way worst), i eventually abandoned it. so yeah, tot i'd take this opportunity to remake one... considered remaking one for quite a while already... but hp concerns, very ex eqs... hard to get TT etc... all those put me off... but with SOK... potential scrolls to come, new formulas for like everything, and drastically reduced exp to next lvl... probably a good time to give it another goal - and pure luk is supposed to be cheap... in any case i've already got a decent wa scanda ready from my NW. anyway the most impt thing of getting 3 crit rings is done... so all's good... my other goal tho...

ravana helm for my chars... went in three times with hero (twice) and nw the other day. NOT A SINGLE BLOODY HELM DROPPED. really sadded i tell ya. i used 2x buff with hero too. NOT A SINGLE BLOODY HELM!
1st round - 1h axe att 60%
2nd round - 2h bw att 60
3rd round - 1 POT

and of cos the usual pots for all the rounds... so 15 sunbursts wasted... and worst still cos i was so blur and kan chiong... i forgot to on buff before i go in boss fight. than during boss fight i too nervous and end up use the 2x exp buff 1st instead of 2x drop... luckily my friend spotted it but... waste of rep and worst still no helm dropped...

highest damage of boss is ard 1.7k, but have 1/1. think my NW got hit right after 1/1 (didnt pot fast enough) and tomb.
the boss cast 1/1 and a darkness skill that makes u see as good as nothing. not even the boss hp bar.
the boss cant be rushed - its stuck on the ground, but his attacks pretty much hits the entire map...

and now for the SSes... tons of them coming up

you have been warned, loads of SSes coming up, yes.

yup, so that's all abt the part on my goals... since i'm at SS posting, might as well post the SSes i took on my f/p - the pq/boss fight with astaroth!

ok... so that's all the SSes i have to show for now... onto the last thing i want to talk about today... the landmark announcement...

here it is...
New HS.MapleSEA Database Admins

Posted by Saigo on 8th August 2010

As both JonLoh and I have been incredibly busy with our personal lives, we've decided to hand over the management of the HS.MapleSEA database to both darkiller and Icemager, two loyal Database Moderators who have been with us since the inception of our dynamic database from a static one.

While the both of us will still manage the back-end of the database, for the most part, the reigns of the HS.MapleSEA database are hereby passed on to both darkiller and Icemager, who will now lead the team of HS.MapleSEA Database Moderators and other major updates of the database.

HS.MapleGlobal's administrative structure remains unchanged.

yes, that's me... one of the new admins of HS-SEA. which is why i say in terms of maple stuff, my trip is ill timed (well once i'm on my way to changi airport i'll say all these maple stuff are ill timed). actually i just asked for a proper title, like co-head of hs-sea mods with icemager so that its easier for us to do things (ppl dont respect you when u are nothin')... he went to chat with saigo/jon... and than he come ard on msn telling me to go read the announcement... i was really really surprised, shocked... that things moved so fast (like i just went for dinner or smthing?) and most of all i was really touched... like how i felt when i saw the entire of my nett's pyramid guide put up on the site - they didnt even change a single word (only dropped out the bottom bar with all the char info, and blocked out my ign). i guess its cos... its so much power and responsibility.. trust that they've given to both of us that made me felt that way. we've got a lot of work to do to shape up hs-sea... bring it back to its former glory... but for a start, a HS page has been started on facebook... nothing much there for now still, dunnoe wat ice will do to it, but i dont have admin rights over that page (at least not yet) and i dont have time to bother abt it till after my trip so yeah...

alright, so its time to sleep... till next time...!

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