Extasiege’s Official GONG! Character

Extasiege\'s Official GONG! CharacterHello, everyone!!! Check out my official GONG! character! Click on the image to view a larger image. See, SiegeMalvar, wannabe soccerstar, has long hair, like I wanna have. Like me, he’s so full of the happy juice that he rarely stands still. He has a bowling pin strapped on his back because sometimes he feels like the world is trying to knock him down.

Please be informed. I am not a GAME MASTER. I can’t track down that bully for you, I can’t process your scam reports. I am in charge of the blogging efforts, though, and I’m always on the look-out for gamers who blog about our games, and when I spot one, I find ways to make them feel how much we appreciate it. (wink, wink)

If you have a blog, and you enjoy blogging about your favorite mobiusgames games, please properly link your entries to our websites (or to our blogsites) just so we can track you faster.

Here are some notes that people should know about:

We are “mobiusgames“–one word, all lower case. Even as the first word of a sentence, we’re mobiusgames.

mobiusgames is the games publishing arm of Digital Media Exchange, Inc. When you refer to our parent company, please use lowercase letters too. That’s “dme” to you, kids. 😉 And GONG! is always GONG!, upbeat, happy, and roaring to go kicking! yeah!!! GONG!!! Don’t just say gong… as in “naglalaro kami ng gong kanina…” go for the GONG! “Naglalaro kami ng GONG! kanina!!!! Amp!” Hehehe…

See you on the field, GONGSTERS!!!

(And I’ll be on the look out for you, bloggers! So start blogging! 😀 )

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Reporting a Scam or Hack Case

Hello, everyone! See, one of the perks in working in a gaming company is that I get to see how they work. As I’ve been managing the SNS accounts, and blogsites for mobiusgames, I’ve also been tracking the traffic, and trends that lead people into our games.

As I’ve recently discovered, people discover my blogs when they key in “how to report scam/ how to report hack” in search engines. Also, in our Friendster.com Profile, a lot of players send me messages asking the same thing: how can one report a case when they got victimized by a scam, or a hack?

So, to help you guys, gals, and gays, I’m posting this.

This is a transcript of a call. Last night, when I got home, I decided to call our games support hotline. The Games Support Specialist who took my call was a friend of mine, so I had to change my voice a little during the entire conversation. It was the hardest 30mins of my acting career! Hahaha… I actually had to pause in several points of the conversation because I was trying to stop myself from laughing out loud. Anyway, let’s just hide my friend’s name, and refer to her as “Purplepony”. That is not her real name, obviously.

Enjoy:

The following events happened between 1800hrs and 1830hrs.

Extasiege: ate, pano po ba magreport?

Extasiege: nascam po ako. amp.

Purplepony : ok sir, ano po ang username niyo po?

Extasiege: username? yun po ba yung sa friendster?

Purplepony: hindi po sir ano po ung name na ginagamit niyo po sa paglog-in sa game ?

Extasiege: boy_bastos

Purplepony: ok sir. thank you for the information. anong game po nilalaro ninyo? mu or rakion?

Extasiege: pareho po.

Purplepony: saan ka na scam sa mu or rakion?

Extasiege: pareho po.

Extasiege: sa mu po last month. tapos kanina sa rakion.

Extasiege: ano po dapat kong gawin?

Purplepony: ok. unanhin natin sa mu. so last month ka nascam.. saang server ka ng lalaro

Purplepony: titan bahr ion or muren?

Extasiege: yung isa po sa muren. isa sa ion.

Purplepony: sa parehong server ka na scam?

Extasiege: opo.

Purplepony: ok sir unfortunately since last month pa po ito di na natin marerecover yung nascam na item mo kasi last month pa po siya

Purplepony: and wala po tayong support for muren server

Extasiege: ah. gano po katagal yung period para magreport?

Purplepony: 48 hours .

Extasiege: ah. yun pong kapatid ko kanina lang na scam. iba po ba report ng hack at scam?

Purplepony: para sa scam pwede pa natin marecover yan as long as items yung kapalit

Purplepony: pero kung ang nascam sa iyo ay epoints kapalit ay items

Purplepony: di natin support yan

Purplepony: kung nascam ang kapatid mo kanina lang.. dapat my screen shot siya nung trading

Purplepony: tapos dapat item to item yung trade

Extasiege: ah. so yun po ba sasabihin ko sa kanya? kailangan within 48 hours, mareport na ang scam, tapos may screenshot? ano po gagawin sa screenshot?

Purplepony: dapat valid ang screen shot mo

Purplepony: screen shot ng trading ..

Purplepony: eto dapat mong gawin

Purplepony: susulat ka sa recovery(at)mobius.ph tapos ang laman ng sulat mo dapat ito ang laman

Purplepony: username mo.. charactername, server, date and time na nascam ka, items na nawala sa iyo , pangalan ng scamer(dapat correct spelling)tapos VALID screenshot

Extasiege: pano po ba magiging “valid” ang screenshot?

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mobiusgames under siege

In a couple of days, I would have been working for mobiusgames-dme for 5 months. 5 months of online games, SEO tricks and tips, promos, events, copies, blogs, of traffic going home, and early morning hostility on the MRT.

Yesterday, our CEO, Scott Countryman, threw this question at us: “What do we do here in mobiusgames? What is Digital Media Exchange?” and he said we should be able to answer this even if it’s our grandmas asking.

So, I would like to start a new series here in my gaming blog and call it “mobiusgames means”.

So, what does mobiusgames do?

mobiusgames saves lives:

Peter* is a mobiusgames player who was at the right server, at the wrong time.

One of our games support specialist once received a call regarding Peter’s account. Unfortunate as it may be, Peter was banned for trading items illegally. Our specialists studied his case thoroughly, and the evidence was against Peter’s claim.

A few days later, we received another call. It was Peter’s mother, and she was begging us to grant his son access back to his account. It was then that Peter’s story was told…

Peter was one of the millions of out-of-school youth in the country. With so much free time in his hands, and his OFW mother’s disposable income in his bank account, Peter made the acquaintance of a certain abuse-prove substance called cocaine. As the addiction of choice of rockstars the whole world over, coke made Peter think he was a hero, a magical, mystical, mothereffing hero who turns into a pink dragon of love, and angst.

From then on, Peter’s life took a downward spiral. He woke up each day needing coke more and more; and he was beyond being a casual user, hell, no. He was hooked. He was snorting grams by the double digits, and was passing out for entire days.

One by one, everything his mother worked so hard for after his father’s death disappeared. Well, not into thin air, apparently. Peter was pawning them for quick dough. Quick dough for his daily fix.

Until one day, Peter had nothing left. He had sold everything, including the mobile phone his mother left him so she could call him over the weekends. The only thing of value left in his pockets was his last hit, the few remaining coke he had until he ran out.

And like many addicts before him in the history of time, Peter did the only thing he could do: snort his last, remaining coke to stop worrying.

At that state, Peter went out of their house. Barely coherent, he started walking around. People in their neighborhood knew him as a slave of his addiction, and they cast dirty stares at him. Peter swore them off, calling them by all the obscenities he knew.

Then, he saw an old lady standing by herself near the corner. Peter felt like all his problems were solve, for he was under the influence, and he was over all reason. Peter approached the old lady, and grabbed her purse.

The old lady, helpless as she was, screamed for help, and in an instant, the mob was upon Peter. They beat him so badly, the medico legal documented a broken jaw, grave bruisings, and some internal bleeding. His right leg was also broken in several places.

Within the week, his mother arrived home to see her precious child, her little Peter, all black, blue, and banged up by drugs legal and abused. She broke down upon seeing him.

The doctors ordered complete rest for Peter. And as he was under their exclusive watch and care, they managed to rehabilitate him of his addiction as well. Peter went cold turkey, and fortunately for him, he couldn’t stand on his legs long enough to even try to escape.

It was in that hospital that Peter met Rye. Rye was a student nurse, and he was on his last month of hospital duty prior to graduation when Peter was brought in. Rye was a player who was nursing his own addiction: an addiction to MU Online, the classic RPG title from mobiusgames.

“What’s that?” Peter asked.

“This?” Rye gestured to the CD he was holding. “Is an installer of the game that will change your life. It’s called Mu. Have you tried Diablo II?”

Peter grinned through his healing jaw. “I knew several diablos, my friend.”

Rye shook his head, smiling. “I mean the game. The game Diablo II. Haven’t you heard of it?”

It was Peter’s turn to shake his head. “Nope.”

“Well… just install this on your PC when you get home. And when you do start playing, look for a Blade Knight named Wheatus on Bahr.”

Peter forgot all about the installer.

Until half a year later, and extensive physical therapy and exercises helped him regain control of his legs. Peter was trying to live clean, trying to get back his life. He was in a computer shop typing his resume when he saw an icon that looked familiar.

It was then that a faint whiff of hospital smells, of antiseptics and brought flowers, of bleached sheets and cool steel, haunted him. He remembered a boy Rye, and bandages on his jaw. He remembered the cast on his leg, and the bruises on his heart.

Mu Online… he thought. Wheatus on Bahr… he murmured. He double clicked on the icon, and whole new world opened up to him.

Which is how Peter discovered the lost continent.

A year later, Peter was accused of stealing hacked items. He claimed a friend made him store several valuable weapons, and he had no idea they were stolen from someone else. We explained to him how mobiusgames feel sorry that his friend caused him this much trouble, but we had no choice but to follow protocol, and Peter accepted his fate. Peter understood that to be fair to everyone, rules must be applied in all instances that they are applicable.

His mother, on the other hand, was scared.

She was scared her son would go back to an old “friend”, an old addiction. His mother was afraid of waking up to another nightmare, another sad tale of spiraling downwards. She had enough, she couldn’t take another slip from her son.

What she didn’t know, though, that Peter was a changed man. Peter went to his mom, placed an arm around her shoulders, and hugged her.

“Everything’s going to be all right, mom,” Peter said, thinking of another game title which Wheatus mentioned the last time they partied together. “I’ll just be playing Rakion for a while.”

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*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the people involved.

Dedicated to the dedicated games support specialists of mobiusgames. Definitely, the most abused lot.

More Job Opportunities in the Gaming Industry

!!ATTENTION!! AS OF JUNE/24/2008 WE ARE NO LONGER LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO THIS BLOG FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS ON OUR JOB OPENINGS. THANK YOU!!!

!!THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENT IN THEIR RESUMES, AND LETTERS OF INTENT. WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN FINDING YOUR CAREER IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY WITH dme.!!!

Hello, everyone! As mobiusgames.net continues to grow bigger, better, and bolder this year, we are currently looking for people to fill the following positions:

GAME MASTER
G-REP
CHINESE SPEAKING CALL CENTER REPRESENTATIVE

EMAIL YOUR RESUMES TO JCMALVAR|at|MOBIUS.PH.
EMAIL YOUR RESUMES TO JCMALVAR|at|MOBIUS.PH.

For the Job Description and Qualifications of these positions, click on the link below:

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GONG! GOES OPEN BETA!!!

GONG!

GONG! is the hilarious new game title from mobiusgames and TOSE.Combining the intensity of soccer with all the fun you can imagine, GONG! is a totally whole new ballgame! The best part is it’s free play!

Kick-Off!

As we go into Open Beta testing, mobiusgames invites you to explore our official GONG! Website. Check out all the skills, items, an other features you can enjoy in GONG!, watch the exclusive GONG! videos, and download GONG! wallpapers for free!

Score!

Download the game client from the mobiusgames website, and get kicking! Kids of all ages will go wild over this fast-paced, action-packed virtual soccer game!

If you don’t have a mobiusgames account yet,register one here easily.

GONG! Open Beta – Kelan Ba Talaga?

Madami nagtatanong sa akin kung kelan ba talaga ang OPEN BETA TESTING ng GONG!, ang bagong game ng mobiusgames at Tose Shanghai.
Para matapos na ang kuro-kuro, deretsahan na tayo mga katropa.

Ang sagot dyan ay…

BUKAS.

No, hindi ko bukas sasabihin ang sagot. Ang sagot talaga ay BUKAS.

BUKAS NA ANG GONG! OPEN BETA TESTING.

Write Up for mobiusgames’ participation in the upcoming ToyCon

Below is a short write-up regarding the participation of mobiusgames in the upcoming Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention. For more information, visit http://www.ToyConPh.com

GONG! Goes to the Con

mobiusgames is set to join this year’s Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention.

Participants who will visit the mobiusgames booth can get their chance to take home exclusive prizes, and exciting giveaways. mobiusgames will also set up a registration desk for gamers interested in joining GONG!’s Open Beta Testing phase.

GONG! is the latest game from mobiusgames and Tose Shanghai. Combining the intensity of soccer with the hilarious fun of kids’ imagination, GONG! is set to break grounds with its unique, entertaining game play. GONG! is offered for Free Play by mobiusgames, and for more details, visit its official website: http://gong.mobiusgames.net. GONG! goes Open Beta on June 13, and will run for a month before launching into its commercial run.

Gamers can get copies of the GONG! installer in the mobiusgames booth. Gift certificates ranging up to 500 GONG! Coins will be given away as well.

For more details, visit their website @ mobiusgames.net –the hottest gaming portal for the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia!

See you there!!!

7th Toys, Hobbies, Collectibles Convention 2008
Megatrade Hall 2-3
SM Megamall
June 14 and 15, 2008
10am to 9pm