Feedworld: Fiddlesticks Odyssey

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On the dating simulator game called “A support in League of Legends”, when picking the character Fiddlesticks, you already start with negative 100 points. For each good ultimate execution, add plus 1 points. Add half a point for a good crow bounce. Romantic paths are pretty much impossible and just getting to the zero point score is a chore big enough, but it will save you from being reported by your team and getting a two week unpaid trip to Hawaii.

But watch out for actions that will add additional negative points! Like using “E” on the minion wave, getting caught early by a crowd control effects or not building a “Redemption” for your team as fast as possible! If you can’t save your ADC from a Blitzcrank who pulls them under the enemy turret, they’ll run it down mid for sure! That’s pretty much an instant Game Over! If you leave the bot lane to roam, they will open a grand buffet all- you – can -eat before you manage to even get to the mid lane! Free food usually tastes awful, honestly!

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I am still waiting for a Fiddlesticks champion shard…

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I was pretty skeptical about Aftershock, but it turned out to be pretty good. If anything, not a lot of people expect you to suddenly turn into the toughest nut to crack in the universe. You still do a pretty good damage and can poke down the enemy bot lane early, even without the magical squirrel. Stopwatch is a really good rune, which I feel is a must, as it could really give you the opportunity to turn around many sticky situations.

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This is the “Fun Build” Fiddlesticks. You do it when you play with friends or when on a huge lose streak. That way you can add more defeats to your match history and brag about it on the internet at some stupid internet forum. Spend ten minutes saving gold for Twin Shadows and then enjoy your two seconds of fun when you cast it and spray the enemy with icy lasers. Even when you lower the item’s cooldown with runes and add to its efficiency with the Glacial Augment, it still feels pretty useless, IN MOST SITUATIONS! Maybe it could have been good if the ghosts left a speed buff trail or something. I don’t know.

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This is the best Fiddlesticks rune page setup. You get cheaper items, free clock, free RG item, free ward, true damage and lower item CDR. You can chase people down and fear them, you can dive under enemy turrets with an early hourglass and not get a follow up by your team. It’s a rune page that provides you with lots of utility. Not having the Resolve tree does sucks, but I think that at the cost of some tank stats., being able to utilize items to catch people and scale faster pays off much better.

Ghost poro is good. You can use to to scout for early bot side crab enthusiasts and to prevent enemy ganks. Given how much time it takes for the warding items to be completed and how limited trinkets are, this is much better than the short living Zombie wards or the free 30 AP eyeball collection that… I mean, come on! 30 AP? And you need to stack it! No…

Come play with me on EUNE, “LR19 FlareEX”!!!

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The Weekly Fields of Spookiness

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When I started playing League of Legends, I remember that my first ever champion that I picked was Nautilus. I did fairly well with him in the game, despite not knowing how and what should I be actually doing overall. Then, in the next game I picked Fiddlesticks, as he looked like an interesting champion. I am also a sucker for crowd control abilities, ever since DOTA back in Warcraft III. However, I did not know that certain champions require ability power to work, so I end up thinking that Fiddlesticks is the worst champion ever…

Then came a time when lots of mobile assassins came out and they started being a problem on a mode that I really enjoyed – Dominion! I saw then from a Fiddlesticks player that you can ambush other players, regardless of how much they are ahead or good at the game and obliterate them with a perfectly timed ult. Truly, this scarecrow can be an ideal assassin, as long as you are on the right place at the right time.

Then, people started playing him support, mainly because Corki was really good ADC on bot lane, at the time. I was curious and tried him a few times, but another champion had my attention back then, that being Lulu. I just liked double killing the enemy bot lane constantly, since Lulu was pretty strong early on. That’s it really. My whole experience as a support main player revolves around the idea of just running around the map and murdering people. My warding system changed from one that could prevent me and my ADC from ganks to one where I would actively ward the enemy jungle and seek opportunities to go and murder people who casually walk through it carefree, thinking that they are in their safety bubble.

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A fresh start is always a good thing. Perhaps I’ve been too harsh in the past on the game, but if anything, I would blame life itself that has been harsh on me. After spending almost 7 years on this game, I feel like I should do something with it. Like get a high mastery score or something. I’m not sure yet, but I’ll do my best! No more bad attitude, no more complains about Master Yi doing over 1000 true damage with few auto atatcks! I will still be upset about Renekton being the destroyer of fun in the top lane. I’m sad that Banner will be removed for a time being. I had a fun week where I sent promoted minion as a Fiddlesticks support to a Singed lane. The minion actually killed Singed as he was fighting my Maokai ally. I’ve never seen something like that before. I feel like that Singed has been gutted quite a lot and he struggles enough against lots of champions, especially those who have range or are of crocodile origin.

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What you are going to hear from people who are to lane alongside with Fiddlesticks support is – Don’t use E in lane.No! Use E in lane! Having pressure on the enemy duo bot and them being low on HP could usually turn ganks from the enemy jungler into spicy triple kill for your ADC or… you. Either way, Fiddlesticks scales pretty good, not really as much with AP as with utility items and a bit of magic penetration. A free clock is good because you can dive any turret after the 8 minute mark. Future market is the best rune in the game. Who the hell needs sugary treats or minion acid flasks, when every item in the game will be as cheap as 100 to 250 gold less. I don’t know. Usually, on my first back, I get upgraded support item and a boot. I can’t afford the boot in this case without the rune.

Hell, I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford dinner tonight…

Thank for reading!

Month to 500 results are in, but also, some minor status updates

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So in the period of one month, I’ve managed to cover 47 video game entries in total. It’s a decent result, though not really satisfying in the slightest. I’ve been having some issues, both with making some of the games work and completing them. Apart form that, I’ve been having a hard time dealing with some problems that my PC machine has been experiencing of lately. It’s nothing too grand, but I would probably focus on acquiring a better toaster this summer. I’ve also had some health issues myself, but again, they are nothing to be quacking all about.

While the marathon lasted, I also started working on a game. An actual game, that I am thinking about potentially selling, once it’s done being developed. The reason for me to do that is because I had an idea and an opportunity, which were further supported by a certain people who are willing to give me a hand in the project. Teamwork is great, even if sometimes the quality is not as clean as a bride’s dress in a ketchup factory.

So for a time being, I will post updates on twitter regarding the game development. In addition, I would like to finish the marathon, even though the initial results are already in. I’ll probably combine both of these and try to be done by the time my birthday comes, as I have special plans for that day and onward.

I still postponed some planned posts for the site, but surprises are meant to be surprising. Have you changed your socks recently? You should do that!

Attack! Month to 500!

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Let’s spice things up a little! For the next month, I am planning to do a total of 101 new entries for the “Gran _-‘D” volume! I wish to cover various popular titles, series and alternative versions of games that I’ve already beaten. I will post daily updates on twitter, saying a thing or two regarding the entries I complete for the day! Meanwhile, I will also keep posting every now and then here, as I have prepared the material for the remaining few entries ’till the 400th mark! Once I’m done with this silly monthly experiment and I hit my 500th milestone, I’ll take a break for a while and focus on something I’ve been holding off for quite a while!

I have picked games of interest from various consoles, mainly the Game Boy. I am not entirely sure regarding their overall difficulty, but I think it’s balanced enough for me to be able to pull this off. After all, most of them are platformers and I eat those for breakfast!

If you wish to observe my progress and chit- chat, you are more than a welcome to join me on Discord. Why not stream it? I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of streaming in general. I know that most people enjoy sitting on their asses and stare into the oblivion of boredom for hours, but I am a man who values original and quality content. If you haven’t figured that out by my posts in this blog and thought otherwise, I pity you, oh, rotten salmon of the moon lake on Neptune!

Divine Sealing [Sega Genesis] – Step by step, dress by dress

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Before I start working on an entry, I always do a bit of a research on it beforehand. I look up at the general description, the developing company and publisher/s, potential revisions, regional differences and updates. I avoid consulting manuals and I tend to check up completion rate only if I have doubts/think that I’ve done everything the game had to offer me.

What attracted me to try out “Divine Sealing” was mainly the fact that it was unlicensed game for the Sega Genesis, a console I am not very familiar with. I really do love bootlegs and unlicensed titles, probably because deep down inside me, I’ve always looked up after that which is cast away by the major human standard of quality. Maybe I feel like I’ve been given the same treatment through all the hardship I’ve went in my life, but that’s probably one heck of a big lie that I am trying to live up to as a truth. There are good and bad sides to everything, be it either people, games or whatever. Am I trying to prove this to myself by picking those kinds of games? What a dumb way of doing it! Maybe I already did and I’m trying to further solidify my statement and make it a grand part of my life? Well sir, that’s it! Also, I read that the game contains erotic themes… Oh, yeah… “Divine Sealing”… The game… Right!

After acquiring the correct ROM, I load it up via an emulator. The game shows up, the title screen shines before my glasses in the dark room, the LR19 magic is ’bout to happen! I find no further options on the screen and every button seems to start the game right away. I see a planet, which I assume is Earth, given its watery- blue color hue. There is text in Japanese, but due to my limited knowledge of the language, I can make very little of it. At a certain point, the game finally starts… YOU ARE A SPACE FIGHTER SHIP!!!

Divine Sealing Done DONE!

First of all, I should mention that during my research, I was spoiled about the length of the game. Regardless, I don’t feel very confident about my skills when it comes to SHMUPS! Few seconds into the game, I try the controls. I find that I am able to only move around and shoot. However, what I do regarding the shooting, is that I TAP the button constantly, rather than holding it. It’s a habit that I’ve carried over from playing a lot a certain OTHER game of the same genre. A little later I realize that not only holding down the button does a favor for my finger, it also makes dealing with incoming enemies way, way more easier. If anything, it was the intended way of playing the game “correctly”, if one is to have any sort of fun with it.

A little later into the game, I receive my first death, though I could not properly identify the case. Enemies keep swarming all over the screen and the background is kind of in the way. [Kinda!?! You just wait until later…] I eventually manage to reach the boss of the stage. What a rude guy! I’ve never [?] seen a boss lunge directly at you at the very start. The unexpected course of action from its side cause me to panic and… RAM RIGHT AT IT! However, further into the battle, I realize that the boss patterns are fairly basic and taking cover in the lower left corner of the screen is a good, safe place, as the damn thing rarely moves over there.

The battle does not last for too long, wherein I eventually find myself victorious. A lady with blue hair appears on the screen, which I assume is there to thank me for defeating the boss. I guess the girls in the game are made with the idea of looking somehow relevant to the planets that you save. [???] That’s it, as long as you follow mythological stereotypes and the code of all- around anime hair color! Anyways, I am awarded with a strip show for all my work and I am quite amused by the girl’s facial expressions, as more and more of her clothes hit the floor.

The second level introduces new enemies and at that point, I start to realize how similar the game feels to “Star Force”. I am having trouble getting used to the new enemies and I lose a lot of lives. However, I finally notice that the case for most of my deaths are the little raisin- looking enemies, who tend to chase you around, trying to collide with your ship. Losing lives is rather unfortunate, as in this game, you lose all your power- ups as well. Upgrading your ship is solely based on points, as actual power- ups are not presented anywhere in the game. As far as power- ups go though, the upgrade only does work on your shot type and damage output. Still, being underpowered puts you in a situation where it’s harder to get back on your feet, especially in later levels. Take also into consideration that score provides you with extra lives per each upgrade that you receive! As I reach the second boss of the game, I move away, with the intuition that something similar to the first boss might occur yet again. I was right! The second boss is honestly pretty much the same as the first one in terms of patterns, but rather than moving around, it just teleports instantly on the screen, without any animation or warning, whatsoever. How nice…

Despite losing a few lives in the battle, I managed to prevail! The second girl shows up and I find her to be pretty cute and sexy, unlike the first one. Alright, hands down, the second girl is the best as a whole! Something, something, strip show and I lose my last life on the next stage. I restart the game, in attempt to do a 1cc again!

Divine Sealing DONE!

The next run goes a little bit better. While I’m still dying a lot to the raisins, I manage to memorize their spawn points and I find out that it’s easier to deal with them by staying at the bottom of the screen and shooting while moving. That way most of them will die, while those who reach you will fly behind you and get despawned. OH, I AM SUCH A CLEVER- TRICKY TRICK PERSON! Sadly, you cannot always hang at the bottom of the screen. The enemies tend to cover pretty much every spot on the screen, so you need to put in some effort to dodge here and there. The shooting enemies are not all that scary, the biggest issue in this game is to avoid deaths caused by colliding into most of the flying, suicidal enemies!

Once I manage to get back to the third level, this time I am able to deal better with everything on the screen that wants me death. I reach the third boss, who yet again, resembles a similar attack pattern to the first two. It’s avoid the shield and shoot the eyeball game, but because I keep hiding in the down- left corner and move slowly to avoid its bullets, the boss is gone in no time! A girl in a jump suit appears to fuel my ship, provide me with matchboxes or gum instead of what little change she owns me and also, strip. Thanks, gas station worker on MARS! [?]

What I love about the fourth level is the fact that due to the flashy background, enemy projectiles are really hard to spot on. That being said, I had a Game Over around the middle of the stage, but this time I choose to continue, rather than restart. I wanted to do a bit of scouting and practicing, before I attempt another 1CC run. Eventually, I reach the fourth boss, who is rather different this time! Instead of moving around too much, the guy tends to be more of the stationary, shooting type. Alas, it’s not all that impressive of a shooting and he gets down pretty easily. A chick in armor shows up and strips down, because as we all know, in the age of space travel, no one will take you seriously during a conversation where you are dressed as a kettle!

On the next and FINAL stage, I get another game over, but I choose to continue, again. Honestly, I do not have much to say about this stage. It’s like the third stage, where everything got recycled from the first two, but just in larger quantity, along with no flashy background. Thank God! As always, the boss feels and moves in similar patterns that the first three bosses showed me. The fight is hilariously easy… A really sexy lady in a really sex outfit shows afterwards and starts doing really sexy poses, and then the game ends. I hit the restart button yet again…

Surprisingly, the third run was actually the 1CC! I was really not expecting it! For one thing, I managed to finish the first level without a single death! Being powered up really helps you acquire more points and clear the screens way more easily! I got to power level 2 [or 3?], but I died once to the boss on the second stage! THAT INSTANT TELEPORTATION IS SO RUDE! The rest of the game went by smoothly, wherein’ I managed to cover up for my deaths with the constant lives that I obtained through score, dodging raisins the right way and… yeah. In the fourth stage, it helps to take notice of shooting enemies and their projectiles, while dropping down the focus on most enemy fliers who try to collide with you. It’s not the best strategy ever, but it certainly helped me pull through, with only three lives lost… Anyways, I do an ending check up, take a screenshots and DONE!

The music in this game is fairly decent. The gameplay – Not all that much! It’s honestly a pretty easy game, especially once you go through all the levels and start to understand how poor of a job recycling does for the overall enhancement of a video game.

I give this game a decent strip, an open mouth and eyes tight shut. Then, the cherry blossoms bloom.