Thursday, September 6, 2018

final review of Mu Legend

(I play this game with the stand alone client, not through steam)

I have been playing this game since December of 2017, so I think I might like the game just a little bit. That being said, I have come to a long overdue conclusion, that I think a lot of other players have as well... this game is essentially a money hungry mobile mmo.

For anyone who says this game is not p2w, they are either a.) delusional, or b.) invested a lot of their own money into the game. Since 2017, I have paid for platinum service, which I thought was enough of a payment to play this game. I was wrong. Now they have the $50+ spellbinder pet, magic gems, + tickets, talismans.... basically every facet of the game can now be paid($) for.

WHY is Sanctum, and Dragon Haven even available if it only gives you level 65 gear? why is all old content still giving items that are level 65? it's all obsolete now and a complete and total waste of time. Really the only dungeon worth running is 6-1 and you can only run this instance once a day. Or you can grind mythic dungeons all day and have a 0.009% chance of getting a mythic item.

Or you can always shell out real cash in the auction house for all your desired items.

I think I might finally stop playing this game. Or at the very least stop paying them any more money for platinum service. Fix the game make it less pay to win. Increase dungeon entry's, make all content of the game able to achieve lvl 70 (mythic/set) gear. Get more active GM's who will run fun events. Then and only then will I come back to this game. But if dumb-asses are actually shelling out cash in the $100's I cant ever see this game changing any time soon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

under construction blader guide mu legend

1.0 - created guide
2.0 - added section, Crunching Numbers
3.0 - Check out THIS guide, it is a lot better than mine that I have here.

Because of limited content regarding this game, I thought it might be beneficial to add a bit of a guide concerning the Blader class in Mu Legend. This is only from my own personal experience, as well as opinions of more well established Bladers. I will try to be as thorough as possible, and I offer my support in comments, with any questions that you might have.

Firstly something to keep in mind, that the Blader is absolutely dwarfed in comparison to the Dark Lord. As far as melee classes are concerned you would be better fitted with the Dark Lord. As it offers greatest defenses and equal if not superior DPS. With that being said, I think it's congratulatory you picking a class like the Blader.

Concerning early game, you're best fitted with following the quest outline until you reach level 65. During this process it is advised that you save all resources acquired. Namely resurrection stones, jewels of bless, magic gems and zen. It will be of greater importance having these in later game.

SOUL POINTS...
For me personally I focus largely in health, attack, and cool-down reduction. That being said I also found it important to invest at least 60 points into defense. For base defense and the added attack bonus. The higher soul level you get, the more you will realize the importance of cool-down reduction, especially if you get set items that offer bonuses for spamming certain skills. For example raiding pheil gives evasion when you use the skill threatening roar. In order for survivability in lupa's you will need to be able to spam skills openly. You will want to aim for at the minimum having 30% cdr. For an outline prioritize 30 into attack, 60 into defense, 30 into health, and 60 into cdr. You cannot go wrong with evasion and any other defensive soul points. You're a melee class after all, and will be in the thick of it, so survivability is an absolute must.

SKILLs...
 under construction

ARTIFACT...
This is a multifaceted response, and will require you to use different artifacts for different situations. I find it helpful for rifts, daily quests etc. (easy dungeons) to take frenzy, you can easily get through these dungeons rather quickly with frenzy. If you're doing epics, or more difficult group dungeons please consider taking hysteria. I emphasize group, because in most cases your dark lord will be using allegro or rainbow. For bosses it's a credible rule of thumb to always be using hysteria. The same applies for pvp. Soloing lupa it's recommended that you take allegro/rainbow. So in summary, you're going to want to level hysteria 100, rainbow/allegro 100 and you can get by with frenzy level 30-40.

GEAR...
I personally think Raiding Pheil to be the best Blader set, and if you can acquire this set by all means do it! with that being said, there are some things to keep in mind when searching out gear. You generally want to find anything that will offer you elite/boss damage, secondly you will want cool-down reduction, attack, critical damage and critical rate. Additionally anything with high evasion is also good. I would prioritize elite/boss damage and cool-down reduction. You can get a lot of base damage from your weapon itself. CDR is especially important if you choose to use set items for your gear.

CRUNCHING NUMBERS...
You're going to want the following, or atleast aspire to achieve these numbers...

at the very minimum 30% CDR
(max)30% Critical Rate
- (?) Critical Damage
- 20to30% Evasion
- (?) Defense (from what I've heard evasion is more important for Blader than defense)

 Please ask me questions and I will complete this guide better. I also would like opinions from other bladers to make this more complete. 



 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

MU Legends first impressions/review

My first ever exposure to an mmorpg was Diablo I know you can't really call it that, more of an action rpg with online elements. But it was the closest example I could think of. From there I got into other games like Conquer Online, Guild Wars, very little World of Warcraft... I did play my fair share of free MMO's but they fell into obscurity and I cannot remember the names. All this being said, I have had some experience and interest in the genre. Diablo aside I gave up on the genre as a whole, it was just too mind numbingly frustrating and soul draining; putting hours, days, weeks even months into a game only to find such a minimal amount of progression. It took a spark from a game like League of Legends to get me interested again in gaming.

I suppose the same regression occurred with League of Legends and I ran into a wall with that game, it just became the same old nonsense game after game, and I lost interest. This put me on the hunt to try something new and I came across a game called Mu Legends an mmorpg from a company called webzen. This game differs from a lot of other mmo's because of its fixed camera angle and isometric view of the game world. The story line and overall progression is very linear and it's almost impossible to find yourself wondering what to do or where to go prior level 65. I think that might possibly be the biggest reason I got so glued to the title, because although I ignored the story it was fluid and animated, as well as narrated and voiced rather well. The world itself spans over 7 continents though you can only access 4 of them, and 1 being more of a marketplace/world zone. So the game is rather small and it's really easy to get acclimated to the details while going through the story and progressing to level 65.


It took me less than a week to complete the game, get to level 65 and decked out in full mythic gear. I thought to myself this was easy now I can conquer whatever the game throws at me. However I was wrong. See there are new instances and now gear is available that you cannot buy in the market place or easily find if you are under geared and low of level.

The biggest gripe I have about the game is the currency dependent item enchanting. If you want to get your gear to +7 you have a lot of zen and the jewels to do it, but you find out real quick that you will now run short of magic gems. There is a daily quest that can accumulate a large amount of magic gems but it can only be performed once a day, or twice if you're a platinum member of the game. Aside from that one instance, you have to rely on rewards from other daily quests that are also numbered to once or twice a day. And do your daily rifts, this gives you a decent amount of magic gems. But not nearly enough to really spam enchant your gear. You're going to run dry on magic gems, because throughout the process if you fail you lose a + and the money and resources it took to make it. I think the game developers did this on purpose. Because with the easily accessible ability to farm zen, but you cannot farm nearly enough magic gems. And if you can I am not aware of the methods.
 

A lot of salty people call this a pay to win title, and I am kind of in the middle on this. Sure spending some cash will "help" you, but you can do everything that a paying person can, just have to grind and work harder. To put it in perspective, the pay elements that benefit you in this game, are in the way of a premium service that gives you rewards and bonus gifts like magic gems, resurrection stones and bound redzen (bound redzen and redzen are completely different). The biggest perk to spending money is having the ability to open the cubes that require redzen to open beyond 1 time. This game is excellent and a lot of fun, it is worth spending $30 for platinum membership. If this game costed thirty bucks, I would buy it.

Friday, January 26, 2018

legalize suicide

Psycho paranoia or the ability to absolutely navigate a problem that is unaddressed? I am speaking specifically about the legalization of suicide. Not just suicide for the terminally ill, but suicide for any living breathing human which wishes to cease existence. Why can allow Hollywood to propagate movies like the Hunger Games, the Purge and the Belko Experiment (notably even mayhem). It's as if we have (sub)consciously expressively portrayed the decaying animal instincts of human beings, allowed it into popular culture. I am not sure when but I can guarantee that overpopulation of the world will become the thesis behind all of this. We are degenerately innate to relate to some kind of prospect of hope, but the only hope is what is inside.

The idea of suicide is morally benign and the church is expressive in disabling it. They are corrupt vultures that would rather watch humans destroy themselves from the inside out, watching a miserable human writhe and twitch before themselves or somebody twists the neck and puts it out of their own misery. Would you watch while a deer lay half dead twitching and bleeding out, before you grab a rock big enough to release it from its pain.

We offer a humane way for somebody to end their life. This will never happen. And reason is money. Not money for the cost of procedure. But the money that is being made from misery. If this indeed happened. There would be empty psychiatric hospitals, psychiatrists, pharmaceuticals etc. etc. There is the moral particle and the greedy apologia.

Let's ignore the suicidal, the miserable, the leeches and the bottom feeders of society. After all what is the purpose of perfection if there are not those we can snub are noses to.

 Is this an equation of some kind of utopia?

Friday, August 11, 2017

lenovo ideapad y480 disassembly

My ideapad y480 was shutting down while using the dedicated graphics, I know it was a heating issue. I left it unresolved for a few weeks, until I finally got frustrated enough and just began to disassemble the thing. My first thought was that maybe the fan and motherboard was really dusty and it was preventing proper air flow (this was best case scenario), my next thought was maybe the cpu/gpu didn't have adequate thermal compound.

After unraveling the laptop, I came to the conclusion that dust was not the issue. Surprisingly enough the internals of the laptop was pretty clean and not much dust. I did have a can of compressed air so I did thoroughly clean inside. What the issue was, was there was an abysmal amount of thermal paste on the gpu. The cpu had a decent amount, but the gpu was completely dry. So spent more than I should have at best buy buying some thermal compound. After cleaning gpu/cpu I began to reassemble the laptop. I thought to myself this was a pretty successful, encountering problem and properly assessing the issue.

power ribbon
After putting the laptop back together I was faced with the issue of the laptop not powering on at all. I thought ok, something wasn't hooked up right, I take it all apart and find nothing out of the ordinary, but apparently I didn't secure something because this time it powered back on, but the hdd apparently got wiped out. I was able to get to bios, I made a flash with linux. After I got linux up and running I installed windoze 10, and began to realize that a media card with usb/headphone wasn't working. I knew exactly where that was and I disassembled the laptop again. I realized that a little plastic piece had snapped off which secured the card. This was no victory for me, as much as I use this laptop on the go and having sound for headphones is an absolute necessity. Unfortunately the card connects to the motherboard, and the plastic piece snapped off on the motherboard.

During the reassembly I realized now that the laptop does not power on. I figured it must be the little ribbon that connects from the palm rest frame to the power button from the motherboard. I ordered the part and sure enough it powers back on, no problem. This of course still doesn't solve the headphone predicament. I went ahead and bought a new motherboard, this opens a whole new can of worms.
little plastic piece that broke off

I get the motherboard put everything back together and now it powers on but I get nothing more than a black screen. I try the old motherboard, and it fires back up no problem. I am confused and insist it must be something wrong with the new board I  had bought. But I switch around ram on the new board and it finally fires up. I had to try each stick of ram individually before it would post into bios. I of course get no sound from headphones have to take it apart and re-attach the card, and this time I have successfully solved all problems. The laptop now operates under high stress at reasonable temperatures and it has all working functions as if bought brand new.

I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to throw this thing in the trash, but I had been able to identify each problem and know the solution. Of course encountering issues where it wouldn't power on at all, or would power but no bios. These were all things I wasn't sure how to assess. Fortunately I had the tools to be able to properly diagnose.

EDIT: during this process I broke the little plastic piece for headphone/usb, I broke the little ribbon for power and I also broke the little ribbon to keyboard that allows the keyboard to be back lit light. Only thing being absolutely necessary was the power.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

youtube error ublock

what you will see if you have ublock enabled on youtube
Just recently as of this exact date, youtube now has figured out how to disable ublock (a chrome extension that eliminates most ads from websites). I am not entirely sure if there is a way around this, but I find it ironic that I was actually thinking about this the other day, when youtube insistently asks to "try" their new paid service for a free trial. I was just thinking that there is no way that they will allow 3rd parties to interfere with their ability to make money.

Ethically there is nothing wrong with them wanting to get money for an excellent resource they created. With ad's being run in all videos that no doubt, brings in a hefty amount of revenue; considering the volume of traffic youtube gets. I am only saying that because of the endless videos uploaded and the subscriber and viewer counts. I can only imagine the amount of money brought in from ads alone. Take in the fact youtube is bought out by google, a mega conglomerate.

All this being said that they are in fact making plenty of money regardless. I remember back in the day the internet was a free resource. You pay for the internet, and soon you will pay for the web sites that you enjoy visiting. Or you pay for it by commercials and advertisements. I need to learn some survival skills and go live out in the woods.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Sometimes I feel like I'm not solid. I'm hollow. There is nothing behind my eyes. I'm negative of a person. It's as if I never thought anything, I never wrote anything, I never felt anything. All I want is blackness, blackness and silence"
-Sylvia Plath-

Saturday, April 29, 2017

identity, purpose and contradictions

(if this at all sound authoritative, I apologize in advance. These are only ideas that come into my brain, and I want to express them through this blog)

An identity if anything but being a working, breathing, fucking, sleeping and eating creature... just like any other biological specimen is a contradiction to our existence. We have some kind of idea that the media, fashion or whatever else gives us a sense of purpose is important. When we strip away the layers of diatribe prescribed by the television, movies, music, internet we get a false identity. 

I always tried to abandon the popular ideas that our society accepts, only to find myself sad, lonely and confused. But in reality the herd moves instinctively about ideas and lifestyles that match society. They are not actually looking for individuality they are only trying to enjoy the pleasures of life like any other homo-sapiens should. 

The ability to appease the conscience by whatever means necessary is absolutely essential to survival and success in life. To belittle and berate the beliefs of those who live successful and fulfilling lives is a sign of inferiority and displeasure with your own existence. 

This has been a bit wildly described and confusing, though unintentional and a bit contradictory to my first paragraph. My whole intention was to write about the identity crisis in america, particularly in the mental health of human beings. I think it is acceptable to be interested in media, but I also think that the most important regard to identity is the ability to survive. I think identity should be in regards to the animals around us, the ones who instinctively move about and obey nature. It will never be that easy for humans, we have this necessity to please our own species by means of false identity. The more we nurture false identity the more we encourage behavior that contradicts our existence.

In summary, live to succeed and accept the principles that encourage growth. It's absolute polarity, it makes no sense and I think that is the key-piece to living. We expose we contradict we abandon and expose, circling in a endless confusion. But when we accept and adapt, we begin to find living through confusion is acceptable. Besides all of that, the pleasures of life are more enjoyable. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vital Remains evil ~ death ~ live

Alongside the recent Abdullah purchase I grabbed this vital remains dvd. I never got too into vital remains, but always wanted to give them some more attention, so I thought this was a good addition. What sold me on buying this though was the amazing artwork included. I might give my thoughts on this one later, but for now here is what the dvd looks like.






[MUSIC REVIEW] Abduallah - Graveyard Poetry (2002)

Let me briefly go into how I learned about this band in the first place, it kind of coorelates with this review in the first place. Let's rewind back to the early 00's and I was just getting into the whole stoner rock scene, as an initiatory Black Sabbath (ozzy era) fan, I learned that a whole sub genre was created out of their sound and other bands, I am too ignorant to name. At the time there was a web site by the name of stonerrock.com. But it was basically a archive of all bands in the aforementioned genre of music. I would go through the bands randomly listening to different artists and hearing what was out there.

One of the bands that kept my attention was a group by the name of Abdullah. I had a scant amount of mp3's of theirs. At the time my mom was heading to Chicago for some kind of business expo, and while we were there I got to go to this giant record store. And that is where I obtained their 2002 release "graveyard poetry", a disc that got a lot of spins. Fast-forward a few years and my collection of music got expunged to gain funds for what I can remember for probably drugs or something irresponsible and not worth the abandonment of material possessions.

Well I was at a record store around here in my neighborhood. They have a small "metal" section of Cd's, and I almost shit myself when I saw graveyard poetry there. It was a measly $5, so it was a no brainer and I picked it up. I know what your thinking, "cool story bro...". But to me this was some kind of intuitive intergalactic sign, the cosmos were telling me to stop listen, and reminiscence with some of nostalgic relic.

Another side note, I actually remember conversing with the band over AIM (aol instant messenger) at the time, and I remember them telling me that they were going to be playing at Mac's Bar (a local gig). I never did attend the show, which I still kick myself today. Maybe the band would have stuck together had they been given the support and recognition they deserved.

So the music here I can only describe as some psychedelic rock/metal with melodic clean singing. I can't name a song that doesn't have a catchy ring to it. It's more upbeat then what I was typically listening to. But this is all played well and the vocals go great along with it. Listen I am not good at going into detail with musical details, you will just have to take my word for it. And give it a listen. You can find the full album on youtube.

Here is a liner note about the band...

abdullah is:
jeff shrilla - voice * alan seibert - guitar * ed stephens - bass * jim simonian - drums

graveyard poetry was:
recorded by paul hamann
at summa recording studio

bryan stauffer played piano on 13
jeff played drums on 5

artwork design by jeff

dedicated to jasper and matt shirilla
we love and miss you

contact us:
abdullah * po box 159
richfield, oh * 44286 * usa
abdullah@stonerrock.net
www.stonerrock.com/abdullah

not 100% sure if any of the contact information is still active or correct.