Extasiege’s On Air!

Hello, everyone! I’ll be on air today, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 promoting my book, so please tune in from 10 am till 12 noon!

Carlos Malvar of “ROLES, a Not Quite Unreal novel”
89.1 Wave, 18-Sept, 10-12NN

If you’re in the office, or if you don’t have any FM radio at hand, CLICK ON THIS LINK INSTEAD.

Thanks so much!

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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.

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!

GONG! – Super Cutie

GONG! is really bringing out my inner retard, and I have no choice but to embrace it.

Si Extasiege sa GONG! This is my official [GM]Extasiege character. [GM]Fidelity gave me one after seeing how much I love playing GONG! (and this is beyond what is asked of me as part of the dme-mobiusgames family). Seriously. I love GONG!. It’s my guilty pleasure at the end of the day.

LOOK! Look naman, o. I’m showing off my GM character kasi I think it looks a lot like me. hahaha… I have a big head din. Hahahaha… Here, look at my photo below. I took this photo earlier today kasi I saw my old school uniform, so I thought of trying it out for size.

To see my photo, you’d have to click on the link below.

Anyway, if you wanna play with me (or against me) in GONG!, I’m usually online EVERYDAY around ten in the evening. I leave the office around 7, travel time, plus dinner, and short stop at the local grocer, tapos pag-uwi ko konting rest, then GONG! GONG! GONG! na.

O, kita kita sa field ha.

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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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It’s me, Extasiege!

Hey, guys. It’s me, Extasiege. And I’m wearing the super exclusive GONG! T-shirts from mobiusgames. Check it out.

Don’t you just wanna have one now?

GONG! T-shirts are the rage nowadays among gamers, and soccer fans a-like. They’re rumored to grant their wearers extra stats by way of AGI and STR. Here, we can see that on the very plain looking Extasiege, it turn s him into an irresistible devil in blue. They come in all sizes, and flavor. So does Siege Malvar.

DEKARON – too violent ?

Dekaron, the upcoming game title from mobiusgames and GameHI, has been hailed as the “most violent gaming experience online” by various websites and online communities (forums). And as somebody who have seen the script for the NPC’s in the game, let me assure you– in calling Dekaron that, they are not far off.

Dekaron is bloody. Dekaron is violent. Dekaron is certainly the most mature mmo rpg game title in the whole world right now. Gamers from all over the world all agree that Dekaron raises the bar for MMO gaming violence.

With that in mind, one can’t help but wonder, is the Southeast Asia region (most specially, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia) ready for this? How will a predominantly conservative country like the Philippines react to a game high in violent content and *gasp* sexual innuendos?

Harvard researchers has this to say:

“What I hope people realize is that there is no data to support the simple-minded concerns that video games cause violence,” Kutner told Reuters.

For more of the interview, read this article on Reuters.com.

Well, kids, as you can see, not only does video game violence increase your libido, it also DOES NOT turn you into a serial killing sociopath.

What do you think?