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Issue #2 : Mata Nui Online Game 2

Posted by Makaru , Sep 17 2006 · 53 views

The Facts:
  • MNOLGII is the sequel to the classic game, MNOLG
  • There were familiar elements from the toher game. Graphics, collecting and puzzle-solving along with mini-games.
  • Along with the old elements, you also had to gain experience and build up your character as the story progressed. It was also surprisingly larger than it's predeccessor.
  • Unfortunately, the game was riddled with bugs and errors from the get-go.
  • Lack of interest, as well as general age, has caused Lego to consider removing it from Lego.com
  • This has caused senior Bionicle.com producer, Leah, to post a topic on the Lego.com message boards here to ask members what they think of the decision.

Here's where I stand:
This may shock you, but I say they should drop it. My reasons are detailed in this message I left on the boards as makarupsuedo:

I believe you should. Yeah, it'd be nice to play it front to back, and yeah it'd be nice to have it de-bugged. But I'd rather move onto other games instead of yearning for one that a. won't be finished completely and b. won't be storyline relevant at all.

MNOLG was nice because it was a direct link to thepast that made Bionicle so great. MNOLGII, as incredible as the gameplay was, did not even hold a candle to the sentimental value the first one had. And to keep reaching out for something that won't happen is frivolous.

It's hard to let go of it, but hey. That's life.

Seriously. I did love MNOLGII. I worked very hard to beat all the Koros in Kohlii (all I had to beat was Le-Koro), and I racked up some impressive points. Some ranging in the 100s. I also had at one point over 5000 widgets and several hundred of everything you can put in your inventory, as well as all the artefacts, weapons, tolls and accessories. And I even attempted to beat the game, as per the instructions in this old topic. But like a lot of things, you just have to let go. In order for the web producers to properly bring back MNOLGII, they would have to re-devote their time to fixing the game.

This would delay future projects (like the VNOLG, which the beta version is supposed to be released very soon) further and cause them to have the same problems as MNOLGII. And that's just not a sacrifice I'm happy with. I know it may not sit well with a lot of the nostalgiacs, but that's what I feel.

The Final Word
It would be great if we could play MNOLGII without problems, and that it could be downloadable like MNOLG is. It would be awesome if all this would fall together, but it won't happen. It just won't. And we need to move on.



More On The Topic Of Self Improvement

Posted by Makaru , Sep 16 2006 · 63 views
I'm using Comic Sans now as my default font. In fact, this was so important, I felt I had to tell you all in this blog. Hooray for bandwidth I sorta paid for. I'm also working on an entry so awesome, I had to split it up into three parts. And I'll post them all tomorrow. Or later today. Whenever I feel like it.



The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - G. Lightfoot

Posted by Makaru , Sep 15 2006 · 58 views
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early

The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconson
As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
With a crew and the Captain well seasoned.

Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ships bell rang
Could it be the North Wind they'd been feeling.

The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
T'was the witch of November come stealing.

The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the gales of November came slashing
When afternoon came it was freezing rain
In the face of a hurricane West Wind

When supper time came the old cook came on deck
Saying fellows it's too rough to feed ya
At 7PM a main hatchway caved in
He said fellas it's been good to know ya.

The Captain wired in he had water coming in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went out of sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the words turn the minutes to hours
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
If they'd fifteen more miles behind her.

They might have split up or they might have capsized
They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the ruins of her ice water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.

And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered.

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.


Lady Kopaka, Omicron...

Posted by Makaru , Sep 14 2006 · 62 views
Blog Related Business
Yeah, I'm totally ripping off your idea. But I'm adding my own little spin to it. I'm not sure why. The teal's probably getting to my head. Which I'm keeping by the way. I rather like it. In fact, I hade Valenti make me some garbs in said shade of awesome. You yourself can have designs like these if you visit The Teahouse, managed by two good folk, IXI and Valenti. Tell 'em I sent you, and they'll knock 50% off a cup of Earl Grey.

Some examples:
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Anyway. Free coffee and donuts. Cheers.


Colour Change Up For No Reason.

Posted by Makaru , Sep 13 2006 · 72 views
Today I feel like posting in Teal. Because Teal is just as awesome as purple, and very few people post in it. So that's what I'll do.


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