Thursday, February 23, 2012

Risk Factor. Can I have it?; A re-post from the SE forum.


I've been reading this thread with interest the last couple days and felt my response needed to be echoed here...



I don't want to throw my controller across the room or to delevel if I die but I also don't want everything to be a cakewalk where I can be watching a movie on my other monitor and half the party dying barely slows us down. Both extremes are no fun for me.

We need some activities that fall somewhere in the middle of that. Something where one death in a group won't be the end of the world but a couple of deaths would be a major setback. I want all 8 people to have to pay attention and be on their toes. To have to equip appropriate equipment and come prepared with the right food and medicines.

I want these activities to be dynamic where people have to actually think and react to things to succeed. Something where a couple of screwups would be noticeable and may even cause you to fail the activity.

Please notice I wrote some activities above, I also want activities that I can do in a more leisurely fashion in addition to the above. Heck I want them to also add things even harder and more brutal than what I describe above for those who would enjoy it. We need activities for every playstyle.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Valentione's Day Love Letter Contest Entry

I tried to be serious and failed. Here is what I ended up posting:


To Netmaster Wawalago,

Those rumors you have heard about me are vile and vicious LIES! I do NOT have a massive crush on you! I do NOT think your mustache is dreamy! I may have liked you at one time but since you made me dance to the damn fish at The Barrel I learned what a utter JERK you are.

No Love!
-Yelta



However it is a secret crush and whenever I see him it looks like this:


Dreamy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentione's Day is here!




The Valentione's day event was cute, but a little bit frustrating. My biggest problem was I didn't bother to do it until everyone else had already done it.

This event involves chocolate, blowing kisses, necklaces, and 9 NPCs with 5/6 menu options each...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hear Yelta on the Sequence Break XIV podcast



Last week I was asked to guest host the Sequence Break XIV podcast over at Zantetsuken and I couldn't hardly type "Yes" fast enough! Somehow* I managed to get past my natural shyness and you can listen to it here.

The whole thing was tons of fun and I would happily join them again!

* Probably the wine

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Letter from the Producer, XXIV (01/30/2012)

If you have not already you can read the letter here.

The bad news is the patch will be delayed 2 weeks, the good news?  EVERYTHING ELSE!

This patch looks like a biggie! We have been waiting for this one for a long time now so hopefully it will be as cool to play as it looks on paper(err screen?).

The biggest addition is the new Job System.  We will be getting quests for unlocking the jobs themselves, learning job abilities, and acquiring artifact armor. Each job will get unique attributes and actions including combos. It appears that we will be getting a new equipment slot where we will equip the job stone.