2014-08-31

Guild Wars 2 - My characters.

Guild Wars 2 has an amazing and immerse story but it can be played without entering any of that! The game just integrates very well all aspects of any gamer player style.

In this post I'll only focus on my characters build and story. Because I already have a document almost ready on Google Drive, I'll embed it here so I won't need to rearrange it for this article. Here is the direct access to the document.

For my first year playing the game go here.

Without further ado here goes:

2014-08-27

Guild Wars 2 - My first year.

Zojja an Azuran Elementalist voiced by the gorgeous Felicia Day.
The earliest I have heard of Guild Wars 2 was during the Beta test weekend back in March 30, 2012. It was love at first sight!

The presented game had two fundamental characteristics that mean a lot to me: deliciously astonishing visuals, and freedom of play style.

Yes. There are plenty of games - especially MMOs - with those characteristics but none had, so far, the ability of really catching my eye and encompass almost fully my player style; history immersion and the possibility to play as I choose - or as my schedule allows.

(Here is a small sample of the games in which I entered and played just to see what they were about.)

Before that Beta test weekend I had never heard of the Guild Wars world. Since the game requires purchase with real money (after that playing is free of charge), I struggled with the decision of buying it until August, 2013; I now realize that that was a huge mistake! :)

In the meantime I entertained myself almost exclusively with a free-to-play MMO, that is also close to my heart: Ragnarok 2 (Here are my characters status so far.)


2014-05-04

Ragnarok Online 2

Ragnarok Online 2 has become my second favourite MMORPG since early 2012 when I first heard of it (for the record and according to Wikipedia it was released in Korea in March 26, 2012). Was the first one which I played for the longest period of time. I made several attempts to bypass the country block put in place by AsiaSoft. Although it was possible I had no luck - the further I've been able to go was to character creation...

Ragnarok Online 2 Open Beta was released for North America and Europe by Gravity in April 2013. I have already watched game-play videos and wasted no time to jump in and give it a try. It was the first time I embarked on a levelling spree. Was very enjoyable although finding the right party for dungeons was very hard since my choice was to become a Beastmaster.

2013-09-21

Pedir ou não pedir desculpa!?



TYLER G. OKIMOTO, MICHAEL WENZEL AND KYLI HEDRICK
UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; School of Psychology, Flinders University,
Adelaide, Australia; School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia 

Download PDF of the full Article.

Pedir desculpa e aceitar essa mesma desculpa tem na sua essência ceder e aceder ao controlo de uma determinada situação. Existe porém algo que é necessário considerar: a incerteza se determinada situação pode ou não voltar a acontecer.

2013-08-28

Question all beliefs!


Muslim Peace Fellowship logo
Even if it is the common ground for SOME religious to prosper, I'm always surprised to find people that are ever-ready to believe anything as long as it is announced as a miracle. No matter if all the evidences clearly take them in a completely different direction.

This article is only about one of such miracles. Miracles that can be found in every religion that wants to be recognized as the only truth. It is not my intention to analyse the Qur'ân or make assumptions about it's content. This article is only to state that the proposed miracle is just what it is: an āyah that wants to state that God is the creator of all things. And with this I have no problem.

I found the proposition - that can be found in several places - in this Google+ post and goes as follows:

2013-04-29

Sequência, Ruptura, Recompensa e Controlo.

Colocar as ideias em ordem não é uma tarefa fácil mas também não é uma tarefa difícil se realmente as houver vontade de as arrumar e elas se deixarem arrumar. 

É uma arrumação individual. Podem existir outros tipos de arrumação mas esta é individual  A forma como se percebe o interior e o exterior e resulta na aplicação dessa descoberta àquilo ou àqueles que pretendemos influenciar ou escolher ignorar. Não se pode ignorar, no entanto, que cada escolha tem sempre consequências individuais e colectivas mesmo que apenas digam respeito ao individuo e que mais ninguém as venha a conhecer.

É com esta intenção, intensa nas palavras mas suave na aplicação - pois esta depende da correcta percepção de todas as variantes e nuances daquelas - que resulta o texto que se segue.

2013-01-04

Horror feminae



Aclamado como santo pela Igreja Católica, Paulo, nos seus escritos, até "dizia" algumas coisas acertadas mas às vezes só "dizia" parvoíces e revelava uma tremenda falta de inteligência, provavelmente estaria sob o efeito de drogas! :p

"Não lhes permito que ensinem nem dêem ordens aos homens, mas devem ficar em silêncio."
1 Tim 2, 12

...isto sobre as mulheres e a forma de fazer oração!!!

Não me venham dizer que há muitas formas de interpretar o versículo porque não há!

And yes, "magister dixit"...