The Amber Sword
TL: I am up to chapter 202 in terms of draft chapters, which isn’t very far ahead actually but it will ensure that the chapters aren’t stuck and will release on a regular schedule.
Reminder, Brendel’s Element Power has two traits, Stasis and Stability. If I remember right, the first trait adds +10% extra ice damage. The Dragon of Darkness adds some kind of Dark attribute to his attacks if he wills it, but I don’t think it has anything to do with his original Element Power.
TL: This is the end of the “final moment” chapter. Some notes on chapter 197 and 198 at the end of the chapter. The next few chapters should come out smoothly this weekend and on time since the fighting is pretty much over. Okay, stress is over. Phew.
TL: Ok, ok, I’m not delaying the chapters any longer. So the only reason I delayed these three chapters is that I want to make sure that it’s a fitting end to the action scene, but I’m still not fully convinced that it’s there yet. Still, it has been over two weeks, and everyone must be upset. Cough.
Also, the author has skipped the number 196 entirely. There is NO chapter 196. The next chapter is 197.
TL: I recently started watching CN webnovels to dramas. The Dark Lord is actually pretty darn good, probably even better than the novel. I’m addicted to finding new CN dramas to watch now. Ashes of love looks nice, 168000 votes on the CN drama, holy heck. I kind of hate myself for getting addicted to one medium to another lol.
Next regular chapter will come on next weekend.
Edit: Oh boy, I forgot to put in a Part 2 on the chapter.
TL DR: Don’t get Black Desert Online because the devs are more interested in making money than creating a game (it goes beyond P2W issues).
I had a week to cool down my head and think about how good looking black desert online and what great potential it has, and how much it fails as a game.
Beyond the P2W issues which I can ignore completely, I found out that the devs sued people in KR when they talked bad about this product and their management, then came up with new DRM that troubles legitimate users and even threatened them not to promote or advertise private servers with a possible gameplay restriction. There was a point where the Russian players’ data was nearly wiped because there was a disagreement between the publisher and the developer. I even received replies from GMs with a claim that getting stuck isn’t a bug, which is the last straw for me.
These are recent issues just reported last month in various places.
So for those of you who got interested in MMORPGs because I started writing about it, stay away from BDO unless their entire management changes. These people at the top don’t seem like they are here to create a game but a product that reaps money from the users. Bugs remain unfixed for years and UI isn’t revamped to polish the game, which honestly is my biggest gripe with this game. Terrible game mechanics come next on the list, while the devs continue to find new ways to make it even more P2W and affect it more.
I just want to play a game.
BDO isn’t one.
Two more chapters coming soon, within 2 to 24 hours. Great RNG!