Only a few days ago i wrote a post “Should I Play Vanguard In 2011?” Yes, And Here’s Why: Vanguard Myths Debunked – Myth №2: Vanguard is not upgraded and there is no new content – and here we go with another “Bug Bash!” patch from the new Vanguard development team! I am going to Egypt tomorrow (27.08), and from the rate of their work i expect to probably see another patch when i come back :) Keep reading the post if you want to see Vanguard: Saga of Heroes patch notes for bug fix update from August 24, 2011. I am very pleased by them myself because i play Warrior and it got an increase in DPS. (more…)
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Off-Topic: Chick Geek Games blog stats & News: Over 1000 Page views a day, Over 2000 Twitter followers
I post from time to time to mark how the blog is changing :) And changing it is – yesterday was the first time when, according to Blogger statistics, this blog crossed 1000 daily page views! :P Also, i have Google PageRank 2 now, which is quite an improvement. Looking into my backlinks (i.e. links leading to Chick Geek Games) i discovered that some of my posts even made it into Wiki for certain game, which is very cool and means i wrote something really worth reading! Also, i wanted to let everyone know i will be away between 27 August and 7 September on a diving trip, so no posting between the dates, i am afraid! (more…)
“Should I Play Vanguard In 2011?” Yes, And Here’s Why: Vanguard Myths Debunked – Myth №2: Vanguard is not upgraded and there is no new content
You’ve probably never played Vanguard (or if you did – you don’t play anymore), but you definitely heard about it. I’ve met people on Twitter and over the Internets who said they’d play – but because the game was such a big fail it’s “not playable”, and why even try, when “there’s no one in there?”. There’s an initiative by Vanguard players to bring new people into the game, so i wanted to write this post for quite some time now – to disband some common myths formed around Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and to let people know not only that it’s a great game, but also why it’s worth playing after all the bad stuff you might have heard. So, read on and let me open your eyes :) The previous post on this theme was: “Should I Play Vanguard In 2011?” Yes, And Here’s Why: Vanguard Myths Debunked – Myth №1: No One Plays Vanguard”. (more…)
I sometimes write off-topic posts, but this time it’s even a useful one :) I’m going to tell how to make a cheap lightbox at home, along with lighting system and stuff. Me and my husband are working together on a website project that requires shooting the client’s glass stuff for a catalogue, and we have no professional equipment or the money to buy one, so we built an affordable lightbox and the lights for it right at home. Yes, this post is not exactly related to games, but i wanted to share it with my twitter friends and i don’t have other blogs written on English, so… if you’re not interested, just pass on this post :) (more…)
Dragona Online: Philippines release – open beta started August 16, 2011 – English language available
The game a new self-developed title by Korean studio Liveplex and i wrote about Dragona Online it a while ago (the game is also known as Dragona Story Online). When i wrote that post there has been no indication of English version being in development, but, surprisingly, it looks like Philippines version of Dragona Online will be released in English! The game features its own unique “possession system” which allows game characters to transform into Dragons, and the game’s graphic engine is also very nicely done. As of August 16, 2011 Dragona Online open beta testing has started for Philippines version. Here’s Dragona Online PH official teaser trailer: (more…)
After Sony Online Entertainment was being hit by hackers all of its subscribers suffered dearly for the lack of security on SOE’s side. Looks like SOE learned its lessons after all: Fan Fairy 2011 brings announcement of SOE Authenticator being released to ensure account security for all SOE Station accounts. The thing is similar to the device used by Blizzard for World of WarCraft accounts security and will provide its user with a unique, one-time authenticator code (PIN) to use in conjunction with the account’s regular password. How – according to SOE – the thing will work? (more…)
I don’t like Lineage II (which is probably obvious from my Lineage 2 review), but what i can’t deny this game is the amazing cosplay based on Lineage II characters. While some of LA2 female character costumes are too hot to wear in public, there are still plenty of less sexy Lineage 2 girl costumes to make. Here i stumbled upon the most wonderful costume play work made by what seems to be a Chinese semi-professional community – at least, the photography and costumes are obviously not made by amateurs, and from what i gather the costumes were presented at ChinaJoy digital entertainment expo. If you want to look at beautiful Lineage 2 elf girls and guys dressed in most elaborate costumes, this post is for you.
All credits for the costumes and photography goes to whenhappy.com team (whoever they might be :) Click on the photos to enlarge them to original size. (more…)
This is a 4rd post in the series of detailed explanation of how to get your hands on Alicia Online. The previous posts were on how to register an account for Alicia Online, then how to download Alicia Online and finally, how to prepare your system to run Alicia Online and what to do in case it won’t work. I assume you have read all of the previous posts before proceeding to this one or asking any questions. If something doesn’t works, check the comments on all of these posts, maybe your problems was already encountered by someone else and we found a solution for it. If you want to know how to run Alicia Online, keep reading this post! :) (more…)
Tips&Tricks: How to prepare your system to run Alicia Online – Or What to do if Alicia Won’t work – Step-by-Step Walkthrough
This is a 3rd port in the series of detailed explanation of how to get your hands on Alicia Online. The first was on how to register an account for Alicia Online and then the second on how to download Alicia Online. Let’s assume you have already registered an account, downloaded and installed the game, now i will explain what you need to do in order to run it. If you’re going to do that win Windows 7 OS, you must either own an Ultimate or Enterprise version, because you will need to install Korean Language Pack. Other versions won’t let you install the language pack so Alicia won’t run. So far i haven’t heard of a successful attempt to run Alicia with Vistalizator or something like that, but i can’t verify that it’s 1000% impossible, because i own W7 Ultimate and can’t check for myself. If you were able to run Alicia under other versions of W7 OS, please let me know!
Yes, you heard this right. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has received an upgrade for the first time in a looong time! Not a very big upgrade, it’s just fixing a few quest & items’ bugs, but it’s actually a more important thing… An indication of Vanguard receiving some care from SOE and a confirmation of what has been said a month ago at the last Fan Faire about future plans for Vanguard. I believe, this patch is what the Vanguard dev team were able to finish since then, and let’s hope they’ll keep coming up with more patches.
Also, here’s an unofficial Vanguard trailer that has been made just a couple of months ago by Faeran from VGWalkthroughs.com:
He actually sums up everything that i like in this game. (more…)