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The difference is all in the way we think.

As I sit back and try not to jump in and start yelling and screaming that you just don’t understand. I have come across something that I am sure most of you all ready know. But it hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s the way we think, Each of us sees the world in a different way.  The way I see it now, Most fall into two groups. Think about the MMO world as a wagon going down a trail. Now think about two groups of people on this same wagon. Half of them are yelling to go faster, And the other half is yelling to slow it down. But the wagon just keeps on going down that tail at the same speed it always did. Both groups is seeing the ride in a different way. The half that wants to speed up, Thinks there is some great right around the corner, The other half just thinks that they will never make it around that corner and the wagon will flip. So both groups are all ways not understanding why the other half is not wanting the same thing they do.

Finding it hard to get out what I am thinking, Let me try this.

Back when I was a kid, I had a lot of friends, And a few miles down the road was a bridge crossing a creek. One of the older boys jumped off the bridge. As he popped his head out of the water he let out a loud whoop, Making most of us want to do the same thing. We jumped off that bridge for hours till one of my friends jump off and hit a stump. It killed him instantly, He broke his neck when he hit the stump. I’ll never know how in the world we had been able to jump off the bridge and swim for so many hours and no one ever saw or felt that damn stump.

There was another time back when I was young when two men can around to my neighborhood selling stock to a company no one knew about. They had start making some type of computer chip that they thought people would want. They just didn’t have the money to start mass production. Don’t know if any of you will know the name, But it was QMS. And they was just wanting to sell each person $1,000 worth of stock. There was a lot of people in my neighborhood that could have spent that sum of money without even blinking. My dad was one of them. But with no one really knowing any thing about what it was they wanted to do. No one helped them out, And they guys moved on. A year or two later, The people who did put money into it, Became millionaires. A few years after that, QMS sold out and made even more money for all there investors.

So both groups are right and wrong. If we would have taken our time and checked that creek out, My friend may still be alive, But if my dad would have jump without looking. And went on and bought stock in QMS. My family would have never hurt for money.

I think the next time I see something that is so obviously stupid, I’ll just keep my mouth shut.

Alik Steel


August 28, 2010 Posted by | General MMO stuff | 1 Comment

Xsyon, More information. (28.08.2010)[Picture Heavy]

The top five searches for Xsyon that pops up day after day. In no particular order.

Xsyon, How long do I have to wait for the email?

Xsyon, How long until I can download the game?

Xsyon, Where can I find the dowloader?

Xsyon, When does the game launch?

Xsyon, Review.

 I can answer all three at the same time,

How long do I have to wait for the email?

How long until I can download the game?

Where can I find the dowloader?

When you preorder the game, It is not automated, Some one will send the email out to you. Most times I don’t think it takes long for this, But if you preorder right when they go to bed are something like going out to diner. You may have to wait a few hours. I hope in time this will not be the case and things get automated and as soon as you preorder. The mail is sent.

Now when you get the mail, It will have the link to the game launcher, But just in case your junk mail eats your mail. You can find the link HERE. You must be a preorder to log into the area of the Xsyon site. From the link you start downloading the game. The last I looked it was just over 4 gigs. After that log in and start playing.

When does the game launch? No idea, Really, I have no idea what date it will. I don’t think the dev team even knows. I do feel like we are with in a month or two before Xsyon goes live. But The team has stopped putting a launch date up, And said they will let us know a week or so before it goes live. And for the most part, The preorders that are helping in testing the game feels the same as me. We want the feature list for the game to be 100% before it goes live.

For the review part, I’m going to try to point out some of the “Oh Shit” areas of the game. But knowing me, It will ended up as a fanboy post.

There is a few things still being worked on. There is still at times bad lag in the game, And some people are having problems even getting the game loaded up or logging in with runtime errors. I know we was having crashes, But I have not had that happen in a few weeks now, So maybe that’s over with. But just like with all MMOs when they do add in new features to the game, They seem to corrupt other areas of the game and just makes things buggy. But I must say in the most fanboyish way I can. That they are very smart in the way they add features. They only add a little at a time. This lets them find and de-bug very fast. Like in the next week or so, They will add Tribes feature to the game. I am sure this will bug the hell out of a lot of stuff. But instead of adding the whole tribe feature, I am sure they will just add the first basic parts of it. After debugging the game, They will add more and more till it is all the way in-game.

I must say that there are some parts that seemed to take a long time to fix, Not sure if it was low on the list of things to fix, Or was just a pain in the butt to fix. But it seems like the containers seem to work right now. It was not that the containers(think bag, chest, and other things that holds your stuff for you) didn’t work, It was when they added the permissions to the game. You could make a new bin(50 slot box) and could not even open it, Because you didn’t have permission to open your own bin. That was a pain to deal with, But that’s what testing is all about. Are at lest that’s what I’m told.

I  can’t show you how good things look as I’m playing the game on a laptop that has no business playing the game. But I did want to show you this. The game is unlike most MMOs out there. Unlike your WOW’s and EQ2’s that start you out with armor sets that looks a lot like some of the same armor you get from raiding. Xsyon is starting us off with grass, and leather. Xsyon is being made to grow later, Unlike most MMOs out there that fine themself in a top end lock down and trying to find new ways to spin old stuff back on to us. Xsyon is starting at a very low point, Giving it more room to grow later on.

There are areas where junk has piled up and if you take your time and look through them, You can find steel, cloth, leather, plastics. You can also take more time and scavenge your way across the lands and pick up stuff off the ground that has been lost for years. Using this stuff and working with crafts, You can make stuff like what you see up there.

But as you run around looking for stuff, Make sure to watch out for things like

Black Bear


Mule Deer


That run around the world right now. They are working on how the animals work. When it all is said and done. We should have animals working as they would in the RL. raccoons that run away from black bears. Or black bears hunting down a mule deer. Am also hoping that they will add a pack mentality for some animals, Like the deer. Now it is true that all we have right now is 4 animals in-game. But most of us feel like there will be a lot more in-game later like.

Now all of this was posted a few months ago, So no idea if or when they will go in-game, Also there looks may have changed as well.

But Ido want to add two vid’s as well.

(Less than a minute for each video) 

I am sure there will be wide variety animals, But not just wild animals, But things that we can use like cows, sheep, pigs, and horses. I have all ready showed you the pic of the chicken. So it looks like we will have a ton of things to play with in-game.

OK that’s it till after they add tribes into the game, I think, But you never know with me.

Till the next time, Be good.

Alik Steel

August 28, 2010 Posted by | Xsyon | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hardcore PvP gamers should thank carebear gamers!

Solely PvP MMOs does not work, If you wish a MMO to have staying power. You most have what pvp gamers call carebear features in the MMO.
As hard as some MMOs have tried to make it work. It just does not work. IMO There is not enough of you to go around. If you all was to only play in one MMO, Then it may have enough to be able to happen. But you all are just like the rest of us. Not every one will like the same things. Yes you all like PvP but that’s where it ends.

So instead of making a fuss about us carebears, You need to thank us for making it possible for you to have your features that you want in our MMOs.

August 13, 2010 Posted by | General MMO stuff | , , , , | 1 Comment

Xsyon Game Testing (As the game is now 05 AUG 2010)

WARNING: This game is not going to be for the person that wants to come home from work and plays for 30 minutes to an hour, Two to three times a week. This game will be very social, And I don’t see many tribes(Guild) keeping dead weight for long.

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August 5, 2010 Posted by | Xsyon | , , , | Leave a comment