You may have heard of the hashtag #1reasonwhy that has been making its way through Twitter. I’ve been thinking about posting this to Twitter, but since I am not directly involved with game design I’ve decided to post this here instead. For a bit of context, I used to participate in the local Blazblue community regularly and have attended tournaments including Evo 2012. There are multiple reasons why:
On the plus side, the overwhelming majority of the people that I have met through gaming are not like that and it is absolutely worthwhile to get out there and support your favourite games.
I hope that this spark of discussion will bring this problem to light for those who were not aware of it.
I had the pleasure of attending the Get your bot on event this past weekend (Nov 23rd-25th 2012). It was a two day event where people interested in robotics got together to produce a working robot. My workplace was sponsoring the event, so I figured I would get some learning going!
Get your bot on was held at the Mozilla Open Space floor, which was awesome!
I was working with some co-workers to create Lurchbot, a robot that lurches towards destruction of whatever is in front of it. It is powered by a photonic cornex, otherwise known as an LED cube.
Transistor skill up!
Then we worked on the motor wiring.
By night we had a very flimsy prototype going. Made out of foam board, breadboards, pre-made gear boxes and lots of duct tape!
Sunday was spent mostly cleaning up the wires and replacing everything that was plug-and-play with soldered parts for assured destruction.
And there is the end product!
It worked as intended, so I will consider this a success!
There were many good entries to the competition including but not limited to:
Would definitely attend again!
I play a Slayer in Tera Online and figured I’d compile a list of tips for new dungeon Slayers as some have helped me out immensely in runs. I run around as Percy.Theodore on the Valley of Titans server.
I have not fully cleared Balder’s Temple Hard Mode yet! Soon! Have cleared BTHM a few times now 😀 On to Kelsaik Hard Mode!
Slayers are very mana dependent given that your DPS will come from using your skills. Here are a few ways to keep your mana up during fights:
You should be able to continuously use your skills without having to rely on Combo Attack to refill your mana by doing the above.
This is what I’ve been playing lately. MMOs sure do take time!
Finally reached level 60! What should have taken 2 weeks for most people took me 2.5 months XD