Comments on Skyforge (MMO)

Skyforge is a MMORPG published by my.com. It has a wonderful soundtrack, beautiful graphics, character customization (skills and appearance), and even action combat. However, after a few hours of playing the game, I found boredom slowly creeping into the experience. Perhaps I am writing this post because I want to share my thoughts somewhere.

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Blade & Soul: Blademasters, Use Lightning Draw!

It may be surprising, but I waited until level 45 to play around with the skill Lightning Draw (4 by default) on my Blademaster. I’ve used it once or twice, but because it changes the attack skills that are available, I basically just ignored it (especially during the tough boss battles). For the longest time I thought that Blademasters simply cannot do much damage, but boy was I wrong.

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(Windows) Installing Scrapy

In order to tackle a small project that I’ve been meaning to start for a while, I needed to install the open source framework called Scrapy, which is useful for data extraction from websites. There’s an installation guide for the framework on scrapy.org and I thought installing the framework would be a simple task. Boy was I wrong… If you’re encountering issues with installing Scrapy, maybe this post can help.

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Finding the Golden Ducky in Starbound

In the current version of Starbound, players can upgrade their ships, which commonly function as convenient warehouses capable of interstellar travel, by doing quests for NPCs. For the player’s ship to upgrade to an “Eagle Class” vessel, there is a required quest called Golden Ducky. I can imagine that this quest is a nightmare for many players…

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode: Turn Off Mic

Resident Evil Revelations 2 has a multiplayer mode called RAID in which you could spend a ton of hours playing with your friends (whether you know them in real life or just found them in on the Steam forums). There is even mic support so you can voice chat with your partner! But what if you want to turn off that voice chat?

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Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! (Ep. 6)

When the ending theme started playing less than a minute into the sixth episode, I was worried that the episodes were being shortened for some reason. The good news is, that wasn’t the case.

In the sixth episode, we meet Kuro Otani who is another one of Shuri’s classmates. However, this isn’t the first time we’ve encountered Otani. He’s the male student that was standing around in the earlier episodes.

This post contains my opinions and spoilers regarding the sixth episode of the currently airing anime, Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!. Avoid this post if you do not want spoilers.

For a description of the anime and a review of the first episode, click here.

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Komori_6_OtaniThe newly introduced character, Kuro Otani, introduces himself to Shuri by declaring that he doesn’t want to depend on Shuri (i.e., he won’t ask any favors of her). My first impression of Otani was that he’s a rude person to suddenly show up and effectively say, “Hey, I won’t depend on you for anything.” It’s as if he’s implying that Shuri isn’t dependable or that she’s not worthy of his trust. However, it is soon revealed that the reason Otani won’t ask any favors of Shuri is actually because he wants to become a dependable person that others can rely on.

Komori_6_EndWe also learn that Shuri is willing to help people out with their requests because she gets to interact with the person that made the request; this is an interesting revelation because it reveals that Shuri is doing requests not because she cannot refuse them, but rather because she wants to. In the earlier episodes, I was worried that she was being abused by her classmates and the people around her; I was even angered by the mother who wasn’t taking any action to help Shuri even though some of the requests clearly caused Shuri discomfort. Now, I know that Shuri does get something out of helping others.

With the information we have now, it might be reasonable to make the conclusion that Shuri is not unable to refuse requests, but rather she doesn’t want to refuse requests. Since it is Shuri’s choice to help others, I have no choice but to back down and stop writing about how she should stop accepting requests. I strongly believe that people should have the right to make their own choices regarding their own life.

Komori_6_Shuri_tiredTo a certain degree, the image to the right captures my facial expression when the episode ended. Shuri’s tired expression was mostly likely from overworking and helping out too many people. My tired expression was the result of my energy being sapped out of me due to disappointment; it feels like the biggest mystery of this series is resolved…

Perhaps the next episode will spark a renewed interest for this series in me…

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