Dekaron – I Will Wait For You

Hahahaha… ang korny nampotah.

Share ko lang tong video ni Kyla singing Wait For You (originally popularized by Elliot Yamin), kasi feeling ko everyone’s singing this song until bumalik ang Dekaron sa September 3. Oo, next week na yun, pero bakit ba, apektado pa rin kami eh. Hahaha…

Parang may withdrawal syndrome nga ata ako eh. Eto, nidodouble click ko ng paulit-ulit ung icon ng Dekaron. Nakasanayan ko na kasi na naka-window mode yung Dekaron ko habang nagtratrabaho. OO, inaamin ko, AFK ang Summoner ko madalas, pero naman di ba, sa dami ng trabahong nailabas ko for the whole week, it’s a wonder talaga how I managed to raise my summoner up to the level of 52.

Medyo nakakalungkot kasi ni-wipe-out ang servers after ng CBT, pero ganun talaga. S.O.P. yun ng industry. Tsaka iniisip ko, para na rin fair sa mga hindi nakasali sa CBT (exclusive kasi ang account keys). Well, if the buzz is any indication, mukhang mapapasubok kami sa Open Beta sa dami ng gustong mag-laro ng Dekaron.

I feel a special connection to the game Dekaron kasi while I was under the process of applying for the current position I have now, the Marketing Director of mobiusgames who was in charge of considering my application made me write several copies for “Dekaron”. And this was LATE NOVEMBER last year pa! Imagine, from late November last year, I’ve been researching na and familiarizing myself with the game. Bad trip pa, the 2Moons people started blocking IP’s outside N.America when I got wind of the game, so di ko na siya nalaro, unlike some people here.

So ayun, o di ba, sharing sharing moments tayo ngayon? Well, bakit ba, blog ko naman to. Hahahha… Ayaw nyo nyan, may personal aspect pa tayo ngayon.

Anyway, so yun, ako naman, si Mr. Eager Applicant, research-con-research talaga. Lahat ata ng videos sa YouTube ng Dekaron, pinanood ko. Pati forum boards ng mga gaming communities sa Europe at United States of America ininvade ko na para lang may matutunan tunkol sa Dekaron.

Back then, purely theoretical ang grasp ko sa game of Dekaron. Base sa videos, pictures, and discussions ng mga tao, mukhang “Dekaron/2Moons” ang pinaka-bayolenteng MMORPG in the whole maderpaking world.

Actually, I was really, really, likeohmygash, curious how mobiusgames would package Dekaron. Base sa pagkakaalam ko sa Dekaron, eh murahan kung murahan talaga ang mga NPC dito. As in todo “Pakshet ka! Wag kang pahara-hara sa daan, ‘ina mo!” pag trinanslate mo sa Tagalog. IN fact, bago magload ng todo ang game, merong warning na “For Mature Gamers Only” ang 2Moons/Dekaron. Eh, hello, retarded pa naman ang ating 3rd World Country of the Pilipins. Kita nyo naman, “entertainment” na pala ang mga ungas na tulad ni moymoy palaboy. So, dun palang, makikita na nating hindi masyadong sophisticated ang tastes ng Pinoy, amiirite? Hahahahaha…

Anyway, thankfully naman, DEKARON SEA is FAITHFUL TO THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE KOREAN DEVELOPERS. Medyo controversial ang 2Moons, oo, kasi todo balahuraan talaga kung balahuraan, pero yung essence of hardcore action and extreme gameplay of the original, we managed to translate that into the Dekaron SEA version. Dekaron SEA will definitely make your mommas cringe, pero they wouldn’t thrown a fit naman. OA naman nanay mo kung ganun.

So, ayun nga. Nako, bukas, magbloblog uli ako.

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Got Balls, Will Crush

If anyone’s curious, here’s my GONG! schedule:

Monday to Friday, I play GONG! before I doze off to sleep. I usually create a room in the ALL Division. This way, I can get to play with GONG!sters from all levels. I start off with a random map, and then move through the different maps. I usually call it the “Tour of Asia” room, and I encourage GONG!sters who join me to stay for the whole tour. It’s more fun that way, like we’re on a virtual World Cup.

Also, I don’t give away items, and there’s no prize in defeating me (except for that sense of self-worth and smugness that you get for pawning a [GM] character). If you’re playing with me for material gain, please check out this page instead. The GONG!sters team are constantly coming up with events and promos to keep everyone happy, so watch out for those!

What I really like about GONG! is that it’s cleverly designed so that you won’t bother using bots and cheats to play the game. If you try cheating, or using a 3rd party program in GONG!, you miss out on all the fun! So, what’s the point, right? GONG! is a game you play for the LuLz of it.

See you on the field!

Team I.W.C. > FTW! > DotA Tourney Champs, Chumps

It pays to pwn. It pays to pwn.

Congratulations, Team I.W.C. for winning the GG Blitz Tourney!!!

Sometime this month, I got to meet Team I.W.C. when they came over the office to pick up their prize. So yun, ni-chat up ko muna sila together with GM Ravynn who managed the tournament. We brought them to the mobiusgamesdme Game Room (well, see, this is where it gets confusing; the entire floor’s one big frigging game room, see, but in the middle of our floor, there’s this glass enclosed area where the mobiusgames team can take a break from all the gaming that we do by playing, uhm, more videogames. ).

So, according to Jonas, who led them to victory, nabuo ang “Team I.W.C.” when he posted an invitation as forums nila to join our tournament. Most of them hails from Laguna, tapos may mga members sila sa Antipolo, Muntinlupa, and Tondo.

Jonas is a nursing student, and he has his eyes set on joining the gaming industry. I think that’s great! He certainly has the organizational skills to manage a team, and he has the passion for games.

Oh, ang kukulit nga pala nila. They gave us a description of themselves para hindi tayo mahirapan i-identify sila sa picture. Here’s Team I.W.C.:

Johnasis Kalugdan – “Kamukha ni Manny Pacquiao na kumuha ng pera.”
Rodney Aguinaldo – “Mapayat na matankad na kamukha ni Jose Rizal.”
Junelle Christian – “Ung matabang maputi.”
Riden Pireras – “Payatot w/ Anime buhok Intsik.”
John Nikko Lopez – “Matankad na mukhang matanda pero bata pa.”

Napaka-helpful ng mga descriptions nila. Parang cartographic profiling lang ng mga wanted for kidnapping. Ang saya.

Onga pala, “Team I.W.C.” stands for “Team I W.O.N. Clan”. At “Team I W.O.N. Clan” naman stands for “I Was Once a Newbie Clan”. O diba, pa-expand-ng-pa-expand ang pangalan. So, to recap, ang nanalo talaga ay ang “Team I Was Once a Newbie Clan” or “Team I W.O.N. Clan” for short, and “Team I.W.C.” for shorter. “.” na lang for shortest.

Congrats uli, mga katropa!

Till next tourney!!!

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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Coz I’ve walked under a bus…

No, not really. Got hit by one, more like it.

See, last Saturday, mobiusgamesdme went to Caylabne, a beach resort in Cavite for our company outing. I’ll dish on everything about it later, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, you can click on the picture on the left for a bigger picture. I’ve uploaded more in our multiply account. Add us as your contact!

katropa – lois

This is one of our most valuable katropa here in mobiusgames.net. Her name’s Lois, and she is just one fierce artist. She did all the illustrations in Pwn Intended, and she is basically responsible for everything fun to look at everywhere in mobiusgames.net.

And, oh, that orange ball with her is “Haro”– yes, like that flying Pikachu on Gundam. It’s a tiny robotic toy that responds to sounds and playing. It’s like a huge tamagochi that you talk to, and play. By taking care of it, you’ll be able to unlock several Haro actions that weren’t initially available. It dances on its own, and is prone to shouting out phrases in Japanese. Right now, I can hear it looking for attention.

Job Opportunities in the Gaming Industry – 2nd Batch

In addition to this post, here are more job opportunities for openings in the gaming industry.

If you know anyone who fits the bill, and lives somewhere in the indicated territories, please inform them about this wonderful news. Thanks.

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