The Idea I’ve Had

Like I said in the welcome post, I don’t want this blog to be just Gaming and Stuff, so this will be different just so I get a feel of what it feels like to wright about things other than gaming.

So, right now as this post is being written, it is the summer after 6th grade, and I go back to school in 2 weeks. And this reminds me of one of the last projects we had during the 6th grade. It was a language arts assignment and I actually had a LOT of fun with it.

Context, for a novel study we just finished “The Westing Game” a mystery novel written my Ellen Raskin, and it was a really good book, I must admit. And I’m not the kind of person to enjoy the mystery genre. So the assignment after we finished the book was “Create a Mystery.” it was as vague as that. There weren’t many rules or limits, make a story if you wanted, or do something unique. And I chose the latter. This is what I came up with. I am actually proud of my work, even though this was never finished.

So, the first section was my pen name, “Solitude” welcoming you to the “Morgan Game”, a game made for the kids in my team. How my school works is each grade is split up into teams, and Morgan was one of them. Here is the first part:

I.) Welcome, players. You have stumbled into my game I see. Well, let’s get straight into it. This is going to be fun.

II.) Let’s start with the rules and the details:

-Be independent

-There are members of the “Council”. If you find their Identity, then you get a section of the final clue.

-All Clues lead to people in the Morgan Pod. You may know these people, you may not. But you still play the game the same as people in the Morgan pod. But you have to find a way to do it yourself.

 

III.) Finally, you may know my identity, you may not. But that information is not important. I am the game maker, and I make the game. I am not important to the game, and I do no harm.
IIII.) Epiphany is upon you. Good luck players!

-Solitude

Vexento

Bob Ross

So, you probably are a little confused. Well, for one, those last to names are clues. The solution?

All of the clues lead to “Council Members”, a group of kids on my team that would give a clue to the answer. So both clues lead to a name that of a kid on the team. Vexento is a Norwegian music producer. This one is easy. On Vexento’s soundcloud, the info says that his same is “Alexander” which can be also “Alex”. We had multiple Alex’s on the team, but only one would give the correct thing..

Next, Bob Ross. Bob Ross has his famous saying “Happy Little Trees”. Tree. One of the kids nickname is “Tree”, his name is Josh. Go to Josh, he the clue.

If you turned into the correct Alex, you would be given a Helping ticket, pretty much the only chance of a hint in this hunt.

Clue received from Josh: “Tickle Me”

After doing that, you then would get the next part of the Statement:

Eye 1 and O 0,

The key endure to what you need.

What has one man settled that many still dream?

“Epiphany is upon you”

Now you’ll need it more than ever.

 

A report regarding an act very Extrardinary

The 2nd result appears

The answer is near at hand,

“Epiphany is Upon you”

Now you’ll need it more than ever.

 

Myself have had help of established puzzleers,

So, o’ take my help,acknowledge :

An established puzzleers, The last 2 characters,

Is where thy may start.

 

Then, Find the next three, then pass the next.

Then continue, stop at the followed Null.

And there you have the first part.

 

Next, I’d cut the quote, and pass I,

And do what was done,

When passed the one

Not fitting with less than the rest.

 

Thos shall be where my help recedes,

But don’t be in stress.

The one last clue you need,

Is in what most thy read

But never the thing that leads.

 

101110
-Solitude

Ill just copy and Paste my solution from my school document:

This one is clearly harder than the first, so let’s get into the explanation.

“Epiphany is upon you” is the message that appeared before you started the legendary Cicada “Online Goose chase” As some people describe it as. The full quote was  “Epiphany is upon you. Your Pilgrimage has Begun. Enlightenment awaits.” Signed the mysterious creator, 3301. This is the starting point. Sense it is in quotes, put that into google, and it immediately spits out an article interviewing a man that “Solved the Cicada”.

O’s in the article translate into 0, and I’s translate into 1’s. Follow the Scripts cryptic directions, and put what you find into a binary translator. The first letter you get is “N” Then you get a 0 and a 1, and that is where it cuts off. Well, Follow the rule in the poem with the poem, and continue from there. Then you will finish the second letter, “A”

Follow everything once more, and the word will be nathan. Any nathan on the team will do. I am also generous to give the last few digits, because I ran out of room in the script.

Clues Received: Pickle Me

NEXT

If you are reading this, then I’m thoroughly impressed. You got passed the script. You may be proud of yourself. I know I’m proud of you. But the final, and most difficult, challenge awaits you. “Enlightenment Awaits.” As 3301 would say.

Here is a list of characters that live in fiction:

Lissandra, Morgana, Jhin and Kassadin

My only hint is this,

Your past thinking will help you solve this list.

-Solitude

Solution:

This is easily the hardest challenge, and that was my intention. So let’ get right into solving!!!

 

All names listed are from a game called “League of Legends”, and that game involves a lot of numbers. So, let’s break things down.

Let’s start with Lissandra, the Ice queen. What I’m looking for here is their stats from level 1-18. Here is Lissandra’s stats, levels 1-18 without items:

 

Health: 506 – 1934    AD: 51 – 96    Health Regen: 6.9 – 16.3    

Attack Speed: 0.625 ( +0% – 23.1%)    Mana: 304 – 1154    Armour: 20.2 – 83.1   

Mana Regen.: 5.7 – 12.5    Magic Resist: 30    Ranged: 550    Movement Speed: 325

 

Numbers can be annoying to deal with. But you don’t know what to do with the numbers, right? Well, we have a source. Alex. If we called out the correct alex, then you got the helping clue. And this is where it is supposed to be used. (That rhymed) All you do is find the ones and zeros, and find any subtraction problems that equal 1 or 0 in a single section. So there are way less combos. And Alex will give you the correct orientation.

So, for Liss, we have: 0,1,1,1,0,1,0,1,1,0,1,1,0,0, then 1,1,1,1,0,0,1,1,1,1,0,1,1,0,0,0,1,1,1,1,0,1,0,and the final 1.

24 1’s

14 Zeros

Give those to Alex, and then you get them unscrambled, with another tid bit:

Solitude isn’t going to do the tedious. Not all digits are going to be used.

All the other champions are red herrings, except for one. And then he is saying that not all of the digits you get will get to be used. I’m not that good of a Puzzler.
Well, after this, the code leads to Ewan, but he isn’t the final council member. He just leads to the final member. Give Ewan the Evidence, and He hands you a poem:

 

You have found the first guid,

And to the rules you have abide,

But you still are far from your goal

So don’t get too excited

You still have 2 more to go

 

 

There can be two

Inside of one

One could be normal

Another could be insane

What am I?

 

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Decrypt me with “Encrypt it”

 

If you enter it into the program and enter the password “schizophrenia” then you would get a little message, and sadly, that’s as far as I got. I may revamp this entire thing, I don’t know. I just know that I’m really proud of how far I got and how it turned out. It’s difficulty is insanely high, and that was my intention. I may continue it, I may not. I wanted to get this somewhere out there, and this seemed like a good opportunity to do it.

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The schedule.

So, I proposed a schedule in the welcome post that said that I might post every other day, but that won’t happen. So, most likely, I will do something like post once Sunday and post Thursday. We will see how that goes. So I’ll try that from now on. So see you Thursday.

Nintendo NX

So, I was browsing the world of wordpress, and found a post by a blogger named @gamer2006 (Blog found at gamer2006.wordpress.com Go check him out) and a post he made really caught my attention of a new system that I briefly had heard of, but hadn’t took the time to research. This is the Nintendo NX.

Now, this seems really interesting because this is a huge step outside the box. Eurogamer made an article about it (Found here ) and from reading it, it seems very, VERY interesting and odd. nx-is-a-portable-console-with-detachable-controllers-146954516457.jpg

As you can see in the picture above, the console is mainly just a screen, but the detail that must be noticed is the fact that the controllers detach from the main screen. I find this a good design choice, because it would just be a pain to carry this around with the controllers separate from the main screen part. Also, it has feet to prop it up. Tatakai likes that.

Now a main thing is that cartridges is the NX’s way of playing games, the cartridges resembling that of a gameboy. At least by the images seen on the Eurogamer article. Once again, go read it.

NX will use game cartridges as its choice of physical media, multiple sources have also told us.

Considering NX’s basis as a handheld first and foremost, the choice may not come as too much of a surprise – although we have heard the suggestion Nintendo recommends a 32GB cartridge, which is small when considering the size of many modern games.

Naturally, we expect digital game downloads will also be available. We were told Nintendo considered but then decided against making a system which supported digital downloads only

From the Eurogamer article.

Some other things going for it is the “Tegra” processor, apparently a very powerful mobile processor made by Nvidia (A personal favorite of mine) that will allow gaming at high quality at a mobile level. Now this sounds awesome. I would love to play some of the new Nintendo games coming out on the new system during swim meets in between events or whatever. I can imagine me doing that. And playing games like Breath Of The Wild at almost home console quality seems like a beautiful thing.

Due to the radical change in hardware design and internal technology, we’ve been told by one source that there are no plans for backwards compatibility.

Another source said the system would run on a new operating system from Nintendo. It won’t, contrary to some earlier rumours, simply run on Android.

Some rumours were debunked, and I honestly don’t get why it would be a rumour that Nintendo would use simple Andriod for an OS. I just don’t see it. I just don’t.

And the backwards compatibility, I honestly am not suprised they won’t support backwards compatibility. It just didn’t work with the Wii, and I get why, but it’s just disappointing  to see that things like that to go.

All in all, it seems interesting, and I honestly think that Nintendo is making the right choice in doing this, with new technology and a new design, something we’ve never seen before, I would definitely get it after reading some more into it.

Now, I know this wasn’t that in detail or anything, but I really don’t have too much to say, but I wanted to say something because it seemed interesting. Again, if you want another opinion and a great post on the NX from another new blogger, go check out gamer2006.blogspot.com and get some more info.

Also I wanted to get something out today. From now I will follow a Thursday and Sunday Post Schedule. See you guys tomorrow! Tatakai, out!

 

Battlefield vs COD

So, currently there are two BIG games coming out, and that’s Battlefield 1 and No Mans Sky. I am very excited for both of them, but No Mans Sky comes out sooner, so I gotta get it. Wait, there’s another game? A Cod game? Wha- what? I was never informed about this. Does anyone care about this? No? I didn’t think so. Hmm

Nah, I’m just kidding. There is a huge debate of whether Battlefield 1 or Call Of Duty: Infinite Amount of Ways to Screw Up a Game will be better. And this post will…. not be covering that debate, but will be covering the Battlefield vs Cod in general debate. So, let me say that when I started with shooters, I enjoyed COD so much more, and was the opposite case for my brother, who LOVED battlefield, and I get why. But for some reason, my 4th grade mind found COD much simpler and easier to play, and that makes sense because I was in 4th grade, and things needed to be so much more simple in those times.

But that doesn’t mean I am a Cod Fanboy, and I’m not. The only COD I really enjoy is BO 2, but now that my Xbox 360 broke, I can’t enjoy the simplistic and primitive movement system of that game. Recently I went to a friend’s house and we played that game, and I had so much fun. That game also holds a special place in my heart, because it was the first shooter I ever played, and that’s the game that got me into major gaming that I do today.

That was a small disclaimer. Another small disclaimer. This is my opinion on the debate. So if you disagree, don’t be a jerk about it, i respect your opinion, so I think you should respect mine.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s get into the debate. Because I’m me and I am weird, I honestly enjoy the BF series more, though I have only played two games, and three for Cod. The main factor for  me is the replay ability of Battlefield.

Now, I can hear you guys laughing. No, I am not including Battlefield Hardline in this debate. That game Died out faster then my first relationship, and that’s a big accomplishment. And that game was a game made from a different company, a company that doesn’t have experience in making a proper BF game. So that game is going to stay out of this conversation. (If you can’t tell, I have mild ADHD, so i will constantly go off topic).

As I was saying, I like BF more mainly for the replay ability of the multiplayer. Yes, I know, I got to prestige 4 in Black Ops 2, and barely got that far in BF4, I still had more fun while playing BF 4 than BO 2 or AW. (I am scared as to what Sledgehammer did making AW) The amount of guns in BF 3 and 4 will always trump the amount of guns in any cod game. There always have been a small amount of guns in cod, and I like that, but I also like the fast amount of guns like in BF 3 and 4. The small amount of guns in Cod is a good design choice in its own way, because the large amount of  attachments accompanying the small weapon selection. There are also a large amount of other things that accompany the guns in Cod that also make the small gun selection respectable. But I’m not saying the gun selection in COD is small small, its still a good size. A small weapon selection is Battlefield Hardline. THAT’S a small weapon selection, too small of a weapon selection.

But on the contrary, BF 3-4 have a large amount of guns and equipment, and yes, I know people say that there was too much, too many guns, too much equipment, just too much. And I am aware that it was a lot, but I liked the REALLY large amount of guns and equipment in that game. It gave a lot of variety and presented a LOT of different play styles, and the chances where that there was a gun that somebody liked and was good at. That was the case for me. I was a huge sniper and support person, helping the team out by staying back, providing cover and killing people from a distance. It’s just a satisfying feeling when you kill someone that’s across the map. Uhhhh, That feeling is beautiful. This is also a feeling that you can’t really get in Cod. Yes, you can kill someone from across the map, but that’s different. The Cod maps are small and dense with cover and buildings. And that is a segway to my next topic –

Maps. Maps are one of the main entities that tie into how the game is played, and if it is playable or not. Having good maps is very important, and both these games have very good maps. *Cough* Nuketown 2025 *Exaggerated Cough* But, both these games have totally different styles of maps. As mentioned before, Battlefield’s maps are larger, and more spread out, allowing planes and aircraft to be a mechanic, same with boats. Call of Duty maps are small, Dense, and snipers aren’t used as they are supposed to be used. The only mechanic that was introduced vehicle wise was a tank in an older game, I think COD 4, I’m not sure, and I’m too lazy to look it up at the moment. And I wouldn’t be so surprised if the developers knew that that would be the case.

The map difference is a thing that sets the two games apart, and makes them very difficult to compare. So, what do I like more?

Well, honestly, I like the bigger maps. Its like what they say, the bigger the better, right?  (I would insert a lenny here, but because WordPress text layout is a thing, it doesn’t turn out right… *Sigh*) But the bigger maps fit my style of playing, sniping. A small amount of kills traded for the safety of the distance. But yet again, there are other things in Battlefield such as planes and Boats and Cars that make the map more traverse-able , but some of them are still BIG.

On the other hand, we have Cod’s maps that don’t have the space for large teams. Cod maps have smaller teams with no vehicles, and no fancy mechanics that make the game any more complicated then it needs to be. The small maps make the game fast paced and close quarters. And sense most maps have lack of height variety, it is rare that you have really far distance engagements.

So, all in all, I prefer Battlefield, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like COD,. I enjoy it quite a lot, but it depends on the game.

So, thats my opinion on one of the most common debates in the world of gaming. So, hopefully you enjoyed, and I will see you Wednesday. Tatakai, out!

 

Welcome!

Hello, My name is Tatakai, a 7th grader that wanted to try blogging for the first time, mainly because I have some opinions that don’t get shared, and I also like writing so blogging sounded quite fun to me. So I gave it a try.

So, what will I talk about in this blog? Well, as the title suggests, I am a huge gamer, as in Video games and table top games. I love these things, and I have always had opinions I have always wanted to share, but never had the means to do so.

Now, this blog won’t just be limited to gaming, as I do have other opinions that I do want to talk about that don’t have to do with the common talk about gaming on this blog. And those will come out whenever I feel like talking about a topic that isn’t about gaming. Either that or I will sometimes maybe briefly talk about 3-4 topics, a few gaming, and a few General topics, so you will find a few of those, at least I think. This is my first post, and I still don’t know what I want to do with this blog soooooo, yea.

I’m sorry if this post is a little cringy, I will spend more time on other posts, I just wanted to get this out quick, and just wanted to get something on the blog ASAP. I will probably edit this or make a better version at a later date, but this will do for now.

I want to temporarily set a sort of schedule that will outline my Idea for the frequency of the posts on this thing. I want to maybe post every other day, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This is because the day that I post I can start on another post, maybe a draft, then I have the entire next day to work on making the entire post, editing and adding stuff, but that may change when school starts because that starts very soon, like in two weeks as of the release of this post, (Side note, while writing this post, Im about to leave for Star Trek: Beyond, so that may also be why this is so bad).

So After seeing Star Trek, I will get to work on Wednesdays post so, later. Tatakai, out.