Few days later, here we are again ladies ‘n gents! Sorry for the delay, there has been alot of planning and secret schemery going on behind the scenes so that kind of required my attention — but more about that later. Today I am bringing y’all part 2 of the highly anticipated easter patch coverage. Highly anticipated as the amount of blog views over the last few days, which can be counted on one hand, leaves little to the imagination as for your BURNING enthusiasm and RESTLESS anticipation to the point where I have no choice but to post this. Fear no longer: here it is!
Before anything else, let it be known that the past few days have been an absolutele bliss in many ways. For starters, I got enough easter eggs to make the easter bunny unemployed for the next couple of years. No more easter! I also managed to secure my retirement fund in these bad economic times, coming in the form of ~20+ pages filled with MP+ that will sustain my S4 needs for a lifetime. In addition to these wonderful goods, expiring like my enthusiasm for this patch, I managed to reach lv.5 on the coin flipping game at long last. This at the neglectable expense of a hurting pointing finger and numerous hours
farming playing legit matches on Azit-EX like a good kid. But leaving that aside, let’s get crackin’ and cut to the case!
In today’s entry: the final impressions of the easter patch, few thoughts about the upcoming content and of course the promised the 1,500 views mini-giveaway. Next to this I will also have an announcement to make about the Ardan Frontier’s nearby future — stay tuned!
First off, I would like to thank TaylanAs from the S4 Moderation Team for creating the fiery banner now proudly spanning atop the Ardan Frontier. She recently volunteered to create a new banner to replace the by now outdated previous banner, subtly making clear it was horrid to look at in the process. And boy, when she showed me the outcome my mind was blown. It’s blazin’ in more ways than one. Hope you folks like it as much as I do, and if so don’t forget to go & thank her ;] She’s awesome.
Easter Patch / Event (2)
Servin’ up one scrambled coverage. Continuing from last week, alaplaya is still on a roll. Not only did they decide to do the playerbase a favor with another insane spend-80K-AP-for-reward event, they even said this event is repeatable for every 80k you spend! And what do you get for this minor investment? A permanent, non-smartpack pet with +8 SP, a permanent chaser doll (!) and some time limited stuff. Wow. Buisiness must be going bad for these guys if they have to pull this. As WizPig also pointed out in a certain sarcastic video (recommended watch), it’s the season. Milk dem players during their holidays when they have plenty of milk. Damn. If I ever meet anyone who thinks this is event is good or made out of consideration for us please tell me. I’ll sell you off to a local mental healthcare institute and catch some bucks in the process. To give pentaplaya some face, they have been generous on a smaller scale by giving me the missing eSper chips from the recent event: 3x +magazine chips for Rifle/Guns/Heavy Guns weapons respectively, lasting a whopping 5 hours total. Not bad thar.
While alaplaya is taking good care of
the wallets of those outside the game, their patches are taking things inside the game. Recent addition to the Season 3 Bug List now include but are not resticted to: screen freezes, flickering loading screens, lag spikes and ~30 fps, all of which dominate the present gaming experience and will continue to do so for the next 2 weeks until the next patch comes, probably leading to some broken monitors and / or players in the process. So what does one do during these times? 1) Do not play Square 2) Feel like an EG and 3) get flippin’
So, the coin game. After ~200 tosses (1,000 coins) I did not get much further than lv.4. What I did manage to do however is expand my previous 10 pages of event stuff to a new record of 27 pages (!!) in my inventory as can be seen below. Next to that the flippings didn’t miss their effect in making me flip at least, as all the fails left me BARKING MAD <*_@;;> so caution is recommended upon approaching me. Something good happened to set me temporarily straight again though, for the duration of this post, namely reaching the godforsaken lv5. Once. Turns out I just could have thrashed those 1,000 farmed coins as my luck was right within the extra 100 coins I had gathered after. So yes, it IS possible. Luck -can- be forced with persistence after all. Just get coins, tons of coins, and spam it. Protip: Chicken was what gave me victory. Before moving on a small rundown of this year’s event:
+ Coin Flip Event. Decent rewards and slightly higher chances compared to Christmas last year.
+/- Respawn Bonus event.
+/- meh costumes/ripoff pet.
– Unstable patch!!. Causes a lot of lag freezes / spikes. FiX IT!!
– No free permanent accessories. Cheapskates! Burrrnnn!
– New hacker outbreak. Start updating XTrap instead of female e-bust sizes!
I like chicken! Wat.
Allrite so, I probably won’t have to pull a rookie here and repost the old news everyone is already aware of so I’ll make it short. New Skull Handgun [Image]. Cool, looks badass. Don’t pay attention to the ‘Toy Gun is old hat’ line. Makes me wonder if alaplaya is out of new weapons to release and instead is now going to make new forcepacks of all weapons, probably releasing them together with some sugar-coated ‘look we listened, here is your closer-to-original-S4-design weapon!’ BS along with lines like #14 from the great Alaplaya Trolling Guide: ‘Available for everyone!’ while the weapon is still G capsules exclusive. Dont get me wrong, I’m all for them releasing cool new designs. Just don’t sugarcoat it and tell us straight if you want our money so bad. Such a honesty would probably convince some players to pull their credit cards again.
Something else is the new school set [Image]. Now here I found myself thinking something weird. I loved the whole idea of the Imperial Guard set, but somehow this costume looks alot better. More S4-ish? Or just better done? I dunno. Anyways, while the guys receive some upgrades in their abs the girls seem to receive their upgrade in other areas, making for some more distinctive physical features in certain areas. Going by the amount of clicks on this image so far that isn’t a bad thing, so I know what to do if I ever start craving more views on this blog. Fanservice galore. I’d even post
Happy Fappin’! some sort of line along with it because I am a NICE GUY but I still want to be able to show my face to my friends and all dem pretty females in real life afterwards so .. aint’ happenin’
[Event] 1,500 Views Mini-Giveaway
Now, what you all have been waiting for!
I made this blog two months ago and during that time traffic has increased and accumulated at a, from my point of view, amazingly fast rate. At the start of last week’s entry I had roughly 1,500 views, so this event is already a bit outdated as that amount has increased by another 300! (inb4 Spartan joke, its truefax.) over last week. To celebrate reaching the first milestone I set for this blog, I will have a small giveaway. Do not expect a lot as I am a typical poor University student, and no I don’t find money for beer every weekend despite my debts, but it should be something anyways.
How does it work?
I have picked one random number between 1-50 and written it down. Be the first to guess what number this is and you will receive 6 Pet Capsules (2x stack of 3) of your choosing! (all the same kind or different capsules). Participating is simple:
1) You may guess a max. of two numbers in your post, but you may only post/participate once!
2) Write a comment to this article under your exact in-game name (upper/lower case & any special signs). The name you will input is where the capsules will be send to if you win.
3) Participation until Friday, 20th May.
4) The first comment that contains the right number wins. So guessing the same numbers as someone else isn’t gonna get you anywhere.
5) Winners will be announced in next week’s entry.
Thanks to Willisagenius for his help in making this event possible. Not only does he knows how to spice a match up with the occasional joke or provide a challenge in TD, he is also a kind person I often can have a good chat / laugh with. Thanks man!
<Want more frequent giveaways? Better rewards? Your name up there? Then consider sponsoring me once (or more) with some spare AP you have laying around. How? Provide some of the gift capsules during the next giveaway! Contact me by sending a PM on the S4 forum if interested. Thanks alot!>
And last ..
The next week there may be no blog entry as I am working behind the scenes on something big together with a few other renowned people from the S4 Community. I’m not going into details yet, but I what I can say is that I believe that with the activity so far the blog is ready for its next step. What that next step is? I will just drop a hint and conclude this week’s my blog post with this: Ardan Frontier v2.
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