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And now for something completely different

By Doddler on November 13, 2009 in category 'General'

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Halloween WoE and Guild Controversy

By Doddler on November 3, 2009 in category 'War of Emperium'

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It's been a while, so I figured I'd share a recent woe video.  A high resolution version of the video is available HERE.  The music is from the official RWC image song CD by Jam Project.  Yeah I used two versions of the same song in the video, so sue me.

It was a very good woe, probably one of the best recently.  We lost the fort in the end, but I think we did really good against overwhelming numbers.  Illegit is a very strong guild and we lost our largest ally, but we played better than we ever had before.

What I didn't like is that Illegit guild used portal casted Magnetic Earth against us, which is illegal in that it requires a modified client or 3rd party program to do. Portal Casting involves using a skill as soon as you enter a portal, so that it casts on the other side, but cast cannot be interrupted when its done this way and it ignores the cast blocking effects of Classical Pluck.  Portal Casting a ground target skill however is impossible because you cannot target the skill on the destination cell while entering the portal, because you can't see it.  It's pretty lame that they would have members that would blatantly cheat.  Check it out in slow motion, there's not much of a doubt (here here and here). Strange that you cannot even see the words 'Magnetic Earth' above the caster.

There's always a bit of controversy between the guilds in RO.  Because I try to be as knowledgeable about RO as I can, I also know a lot about various exploits and other like things.  I don't use them, but I'm aware of a lot of things that can be done.  Well sometimes RoCha, but that's been all but approved.  But I'm 100% sure that the Illegit guild knows all about the games bugs and exploits as well.  I thought they respected fair play in siege, or at least their accounts enough that they wouldn't cheat, but I guess that's not the case.  Having previously been in guild with Pistola I had a lot of respect for him, but based on recent events I imagine he doesn't share such respect with his opponents, so I'm not sure where I stand.

Our own guild is not beyond controversy, we recruited a member Incendio, who early in the server's life was caught botting and got his accounts banned.  Our guild position on it is that he restarted without botting and is not doing anything bad now, so we don't hold anything against him.  That's fair, he's one of the more active players in the guild and a good player so I'm happy he's with us, though he does have a big mouth on the forums.  Still, if we caught a player or had evidence of a player in our guild cheating or botting, they would be gone right away.  I guess its too much to ask for other guilds to play on the rules, considering the situation on valk.

Anyways, that aside, it was a very good woe.  Hopefully I'll do more posts in the future, got a new character in the works, and as usual messing around on Renewal test server.

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Ragnarok Online Database Engine - Renewal

By Doddler on September 21, 2009 in category 'General'

It's been a bit since my last post hasn't it?  I haven't been idle though during this time though.  I'd like to thank everyone for the feedback I got on the intro to renewal videos, I'm glad that they were interesting.  That said it might be a bit before the next one, just a heads up!

So I also have been trying to make good on my promise of a new RO database.  The existing RODE site is horribly out of date, and I always felt guilty that it was basically Amesani RO with a different skin. For that reason, I've always toyed the idea of making a new database completely from scratch.  I finally got off my lazy butt and decided to get working.

Because of the timing of this, I decided to make the database specific to the Ragnarok Renewal system.  I'm aware that means the new page won't be useful now and probably not for some time, it does give me a fair bit of time to make everything come together before it becomes relevant to RO players.

One thing I've been trying to do is make all the information you might need available in one spot.  To do this, I make hefty use of mouseovers and other tricks.  If you aren't familiar with what something is refering to, what an item does, what a skill does, chances are you'll find the answer simply by mousing over it.

Its very much a work in progress though.  At present I'm fairly satisfied with the monster section, but that is pretty well the only section that is currently online.  Some things might be a bit confusing with the monster page, particularly the states for skill usage, but again you can mouse over them to figure out what they mean.  I'll hopefully get a chance to get other sections online later.

Let me know what you think of it!

Ragnarok Online Database Engine: Renewal

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Intro to Renewal 1 - part 3

By Doddler on August 24, 2009 in category 'kRO Sakray RE'

Part 3 of the intro to renewal.

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