Dragon Nest & Slave Work

As I was saying in the entry below, I’ve recently downloaded Dragon Nest. My IGN is secretWISH and I’m on Velzkud — I’m a sharpshooter (currently level 22 as I type this, I think)! I was actually checking another game out and my brother, Alan, was saying I should probably try out Dragon Nest first since it’ll require less from my system than the one I was checking out initially. I only use my laptop so I’m always nervous that the game won’t work. When I was shopping for a laptop, I had specifically asked the salesperson that I wanted one that will be able to run games.. but you know, it’s been years since (I got mine right before they released Windows 7 =_= literally like a month or two later). Alan actually downloaded it when it came out, but I wasn’t really interested at that point because I needed a break.

This game is actually quite different for me compared to the other ones I’ve played because I never play shooter games and having that experience would make it easier to get used to Dragon Nest. It required a lot more thinking and concentration because you actually have to aim and think about where to run and when to dodge. Those sorts of things are what differentiates the mediocre players and the really good ones – especially if you want to excel in PvP and not die in PvE!

Another thing about this game is that you get to pick your level of difficulty! Usually in games, when you’re in a map that’s too hard to get through, you’d probably grind until you’re higher level to get through the map; get in a bigger party to knock down the enemies together; or upgrade your armor/weapon like crazy. It’s nice to be able to pick the difficulty so you don’t end up dying repeatedly in battle. The only catch is that you’ll earn less XP and also, you won’t have as many chances to get rare items.

I think another interesting thing to note are the empowerment points (PWR) you get daily. Everyday you get 800 points and each time you go through a dungeon, you use some of those up. Those points are to give bonus XP when doing dungeons. When you’re in a party it uses up less PWR. I guess that’s sort of like how La Tale would give 50% EXP increase (?) for an hour daily. At the end of an dungeon, you get a ranking and that will also determine the bonuses you get. If you get a B you only get 2 treasure chests to choose from and it most likely wouldn’t be a gold one. If you get an A (and I think S, but I forget), you get 3 chests to choose from, SS you get 3 or 4 and SSS will get you 4! Your rank is determined by multiple things like how long it takes for you to clear the stage, combos, etc. If you get hit a lot, it will decrease your score – which, like I said previously, is why you need to learn when to dodge and where to run to get the most hits in one go.

I quite like the humour in the game. Usually it’s a little boring reading the text but I think they did a good job keeping my attention and gave me a few laughs. There’s plenty of quests around to do to keep you playing too which is always a good thing. One of the main reasons my friends and I stop playing Iris Online for now is because of the lack of quests. I think it was around 25? 28? the quests started to dry out and all you could rely on were the daily quests. It doesn’t help that the ones close to your level barely did anything – forcing you to do the dailies from your much lower level. Doing them over and over quickly got old.

Oh right, and one last thing, I don’t like how this game has the jobs gender-locked -_-. What’s up with that?? Were they too lazy to make two sets of clothing for each job or something?? LOL. Sucks for guys that have to play a slutty character (looking at you, sorceress).

Was going to post a screenshot to make it not so… boring since it’s just an entry filled with words.. but.. apparently I failed at taking a ss LOL. I swear I pressed prnscrn a bunch of times.. I’ll just come back to this entry and edit it with one later on.

Lately at work I’ve gotten much closer to a co-worker. It’s kind of interesting to see sometimes how much of my image has changed at work. Most of the girls at my work are pretty friendly and welcome everyone with open arms. There were two though when I first started working there, that seemed to have a preconceived notion about me, I guess you could say. L didn’t stay that way too long with me after I struck up a longer conversation with her. I guess she decided to give me a try. L doesn’t work at our store anymore though.

S on the other hand had kept up her cold demeanor towards me for quite awhile. It struck me as an odd thing to do because we have to work with each other. Why make things awkward? Recently though she’s been much warmer towards me. That’s not to say there aren’t some things she still hasn’t gotten a chance to understand about me;
S still has her own idea of what I’m like. But work with her has been much more enjoyable. She even decided to let me know something, I guess you could say.. personal.. about her that she said she hasn’t even told anyone about yet.

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