Monday, April 1, 2013

The Update No Ones Been Waiting For!

Well, Ive gotta say, something. I dunno what. Really, thats how my blogs always are. Ill sit here at my computer and half think out thoughts and try to finish them. For the most part, I tend to fail and use the backspace key. Alot. The one thing about my blogs, to me, though is how much time they take to form. On average, my blogs take a few minutes to read. What no one, until now, knew is that they tend to take 1-3 hours to write up. Its one of the reasons its so hard for me to write them so ofton. Its also one of the reasons I dont use spellcheck very ofton. I mean, you sit in front of the computer screen writing out your thoughts and when you finish, its just really hard to find the will to click that button and correct any spelling errors. But, anyways, its time to get to the blog!


Last week on Mizzablog!... Really Mizzaroo? Last week? Your last blog was yesterday dumdum!
Yesterday on Mizzablog!
I asked three questions. Two people were kind enough to answer them. Now I will!

1: The question was about the format Ive used in my blogs where I section everything up. Both answers were yes.
Me: I like it. It helps me stay focused. Also, if I feel the need to go back and add anything, I know which section to look for.

2: This was regarding a hypothetical situation where if you logged onto DDO and everything was maxed on your character, itd last one day and Turbine would never know, would you take advantage of it?
Blue said hed bug report it then run to the PvP areas.
Me: Youre damn right Id take advantage of it! Id hit every single quest on Elite that I possibly could! I mean, we're talking about a character, that in theory, is both invincible and able to kill most everything in one hit. This would mean I could get all the favor rewards on one server with no problem. So, yeah. Id do that!

3: This question was asking if anyone would like me to do a poster series seperate from my blog titled 'Mizzaposters'. Theyd be similar to what Mr. Geoff Hanna does with his MMOtivationals but different in that the subject matter would be whatever I want. That of course would mean it would not be posted on DDOGamer as the number of DDO based posters I can think of are slim as compared to ones on other topics. Theyd also be of signifigantly lower quality. I mean, theyd be of the Empire of Mizzaroo flag quality. Which was essentially Google image + paint. So, Ill post one in the near future, let me know if you like it or not and Ill either continue or Ill stop.

The Worlds Most Bruised Halfling

The way I see it, if Chelena, Mr. Geoff Hannas Halfling Fighter, is the worlds strongest Halfling, then Rayneblood is the worlds most bruised Halfling.

For those of you who dont remember, Rayneblood is my Halfling based off of Mr. Geoff Hannas Knicker Tam character. Which means, Dual weilding Dwarven Axes and wearing.... wait for it... wait... Okay. Whats going on again? OH! Starter Rags! Well, crafted Starter Rags to be more specific.

Going through quests with her has been alot of fun. With her little rage squeak and everything. The thing is, she takes a heck of a beating. More of one than Im used to taking. I dunno. Maybe its just me noticing damage more since she isnt wearing any armor. Or maybe she is taking more of a beating. Regardless, shes had many more close calls than Im used to, thus allowing her to take home the title of 'Most Bruised'.

Other than that, shes working out great. Finished the lvl 2 quests on normal and the lvl 1 quests on hard. When that finished, I headed over to the trainer to get her second level of Barbarian and her fourth overall level. Grabbed Extra Rage I and Extended Rage I. The extra rage is nice but the extended rage isnt much help right now. I mean, if I remember right, it really only gave me 15 more seconds. But 15 seconds is better than less than 15 seconds I suppose. I spent the final two Enhancent points on Barbarian CON I.

I also spent some time in the crafting hall trying to get her levels up. It only occured to me afterwards I should have waited to use my Crafting XP pot. So right now, Im just hoping to get another one sometime in the future. But, that aside, I managed to get her crafting levels to 9, 3, 13. I think. Im pretty sure those were the numbers. Either way, shes doing okay. I wish I could get her Divine up faster but thats one Im even having trouble getting up on my Arti on Cannith and she breaks down everything. Well, so does Rayneblood I suppose...

The thing I noticed at the end of my day on DDO was that free red bag was full as were my two free green bags. Which is a pain. So, Im gonna be looking into saving up my plat to buy some bigger bags. It even looks like Im going to have to upgrade my gem bag! I keep getting lots of those. Im not complaining about the excessive amount of gems Im finding, they give me money! But holy crackerjack! They take up alot of room once the free blue bag fills up. Which it does. Quickly.

Next time Im on Rayneblood, my goal is to finish off the level 1 quests on Elite and to start the level 2 quests on hard and the level 3s on normal.

On the topic of Rayneblood and Knicker, its funny to me. Here are all these adventurers running around Korthos and Stormreach with their armors and what not, then there I am at these quest entrances with nothing but Starter Rags on. It kinda occured to me, what are they all thinking when they see me? Some part of me wants to enter a group of random people just to see how theyd react to it. Then I kinda thought on the initial reactions Mr. Geoff Hanna got entering quests with Starter Rags instead of armor. Had myself a good giggle. I am planning to do some quests in a group, if I can. Mostly Im looking at Kobold Assault on Elite. Last time I solod that quest on Elite with a Melee was a nightmare so, we'll see how that goes.

In past blogs Ive been pretty adamant on the 'I play my way' front. Even though Im immitating someone elses build, its not because I think itll make me uber or epic. I like what he based the character off of. I love, love LOVE Firefly and Serenity. To see a character in DDO based off a character from there was pretty cool to me. So, really, my immitation is more like a 'Woah! This is really cool!' kinda thing. It is very creative and Im planning on seeing it through to the bitter bruised end.

Daily Dice

Now, Daily Dice. I love it. Alot. I think its great fun. Sure I can only play once a day, but its the whole 'I wonder what Ill get tomorrow' that makes me like it.

Something that confuses me though is all the hate for it. Why do so many people hate it for? I saw some call it 'Pay 2 Win'. What? Really? Pay 2 Win? What are you paying? Its free, unless you CHOOSE to pay shards. Also, unlike the MyDDO lottery, everytime you play, you will win something. Not always a useful something, but something none the less. So, theres nothing, that I can see, to complain about.

Characters vs. Toons

Im going to outright say it: I think calling characters we play in DDO 'Toons' sounds kinda silly. Sure, you can argue, as one person tried to, that they are 'Cartoons that we play'. But youre wrong.

Sure, our characters are animated like a cartoon, but thats all they have in common with them.

Cartoons: Animated. Goofy. They never develop into anything at all whatsoever. They remain exactly the same for their entire lifespan.

Characters: Animated. Can be goofy. Change and evolve over their lifespans.

A character can become a hero or a villian. A 'Toon' starts out as one or the other and never changes. A character holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the people who watch them evolve or the people who MAKE them evolve. A 'Toon' doesnt hold or even remotly demand that kind of attention from anyone. A 'Toon' Comes and goes based on television or movie ratings. A character lasts forever. Unless its a permadeath, then if it dies youre pretty screwed.

Calling Names

No, believe it or not, this is not going to be about how people can be just oh so rude to me. This is about something I saw on the DDO forums. Someone asking about why it is some people get into name calling in an argument.

As I put there, Ill put here. I cant speak for others on the subject. Nor do I care to. So, in this, I can only speak for myself.

Growing up, in my family, we value our opinions strongly. When we think someone else is wrong we can quickly become aggressive. Normally, with each other this can involve a good deal of yelling, cursing, name calling, obscene gestures and even get physical. Its who we are. It has nothing to do with 'immaturity' as some would claim. Its just that for us, its the only way we know how to settle a difference of opinion. When everythings been said, everything returns to normal. Heads that were previously hot cool down quickly and everyones happy.

In my opinion, even with all this, I think the way we argue is the best most normal and healthy way to go about it. Ive seen how others 'argue' throughout my life. How everyone tends to just clam up and put on an attitude of 'I dont care about your opinion only mine yours isnt jack to me Im not changing my mind.'. Thats not how you argue in a productive manner. As crazy as our way seems, we get everything out. Every argument is on the table for all to see and presented with all the personal feelings that are behind it. With us, there isnt anyone whos head is so far up their own ass with their own opinion that they refuse to see or understand another persons opinion or feelings on something.

The hard part is going onto something, such as a forum, encountering someone whos just being a pain, refusing to see or even remotly give a damn about what youre trying to say and not call them anything you can think of. Most people are lucky that I remember my manners and will lightly refer to them as a moron or an idiot. The fact they get butt hurt over such trivial names is hilarious to me considering what i could have called them but didnt.

So, in closing this section:
Everyone does things differently. For some people, it may very well be immiturity. But for others, its just a normal way of life. A way theyre used to and a way that they will likely never change from. Regardless of how anyone thinks of the way me and my siblings do things, its the way I will always be and the way I prefer over all others. So, THERE you rectal barfbags!

Officially Sanctioned

Well, I only very recently listened to three podcasts that revolve around DDO. DDO Cocktail Hour, Kalaris Den and DDO Cast. All three were very entertaining and well made and are hereby officially sanctioned podcasts for the Empire of Mizzaroo. No longer will they be refered to as 'Podcasts' however. From here on out, they are 'Mizzacasts*'. So, congrats to the hosts of each on your imperial backing!

*Isnt it awesome just how many things Ive found how to put 'Mizza' in front of? I think it is!

Empire Of Mizzaroo News

As some of you may, or may not, have noticed, the brave forces that make up the Empire of Mizzaroos military have assembled and are prepared to head out to conquer a world that has yet been spared our expansion efforts. I cannot tell you all what world this is, however, I can say our scientists have developed specialized weaponry and armor to deal with this new worlds defenses. So, worry not! Victory is gaurenteed! Once this world falls, the path to total domination will be much easier and the glory of the empire will spread to all corners of the galaxy!

Tomorrows weather is going to be clear with highs of around 43 and lows of 23.

As this blogger was navigating around various blogs, she found herself shocked to find boobies. Thats right readers, you read that right. She saw boobies. In no other place than DDOGamer, a site friendly enough to host this very blog. What was most shocking however, was not the sight of boobies, but the lack of comment on said boobies by a one Samius Gurobo who claims to love such things. This blogger is now no longer so sure that he does! Shocking!*

*Strangest paragraph Ive ever written. And probably my best.

Mizzazone Banner

For those of you who didnt see the special banner I made just for DDOGamer, here it is:

It is very much me. I figured that the banner I was to make had to feature three things.

1: It had to be big enough to see but small enough to fit well.

2: It had to incorporate my cleverness in putting 'Mizza' in front of something.

3: The pictures I put on it had to reflect me in some manner and one had to be from DDO.

Now, the pictures I selected are a gothic Tinkerbell, my Xbox Live avitar(the closest you will ever come to knowing what I look like) and my favorite boss in DDO, Malicia.

I like the banner alot. When I finished it the first thought that occured to me was that it was alot better, in the end, than I had originally planned. So, for that, Im glad.

The End

Well, its been fun blogging for your entertainment. Hope you all enjoyed. Feel free to leave comments anytime, dont be shy! Questions and comments are always a welcome thing. Have good nights/days! BYEZ!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I pretty much never call 'em "toons" - they're characters to me, even if it requires more typing!

    People are calling the Daily Dice "Pay2Win" because you *can* put scads of real money into Astral Shards for the Gold roll, which means you *will* win lots of good stuff. Of course, it would be cheaper (not to mention easier and more reliable) to simply buy said stuff from the DDO Store, but that's not the point! The point, obviously, is on top of the haters' heads!

    Also, I totally missed the boobies. I must go search 'em out now...