Perfect World Expedition: A newbie’s view of Pangu

Perfect World Expedition

It’s been a while since I posted, so I feel so rusty. Gosh. My absence can be attributed mainly to the fact that Dada Joel is so busy to help me maintain Ceskypooh’s World. But I vow to do my best to continue posting regularly. And now, for my first post in over a week, I’m happy to introduce a new blog co-authored by my father (so that’s what you’ve been doing, huh!).

Perfect World Expedition is, as its introductory phrase implies, “The adventures and misadventures of an erudite Pinoy gamer in his first-ever MMORPG.” Primarily authored by Dada Joel’s long-time friend, Relly de Guzman Carpio, the new blog provides a fresh take on online gaming. It features not only insights into a first-time MMO gamer but also funny anecdotes presented through one-line comic strips.

Here’s a sample entry:

I have never played an MMORPG before (that’s short for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, dearie, and its pronounced as spelled; try not to read it as a word). But I have played. Oh have I played. I have been playing Role-Playing Games since I was 12. On this, my 20th year as a gamer, I have finally decided to cross the final threshold, to finally drop the proverbial final fig leaf.

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Perfect World: Egwene in the house!

Perfect World bonAkid and Malystryx

Dada Joel has just finished watching his first-ever episode of Level Up! TV, a weekly show on cable animation channel Hero, and the first words from his mouth: “WTF!” Uhmmm, what’s that supposed to mean? Probably another swear word I shouldn’t be asking about.

Anyway, the show and its features were not really what got Dada Joel so het up. It was seeing Chris Haravata getting interviewed about Perfect World, the latest massively multiplayer online role-playing game from, who else, Level Up! Games.

No, he’s not jealous that Tito Chris got interviewed instead of, ehem, him. Dada Joel, copy editor of GAME!, the Philippines’ best online gaming magazine, was just surprised to find out that the avatar that Tito Chris, aka (also known as) ChrisH, played–Egwene–was known to him. Well, I just told Dada Joel that Tito Chris probably didn’t know, too. So they’re on equal footing. Hehe.

I’m currently playing a character on Perfect World, too, with the help of Mama Joyce. Guess what my avatar’s name is…

MMORPG: Perfect World opens doors today

It’s official. Level Up! Games is opening the doors of Perfect World to open beta players today. This marks a milestone for my family as both Dada Joel and Mama Joyce are players—not necessarily fans—of the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game from China, although Mom is by far the better and more avid gamer. :p

Here’s the announcement from Level Up! Games:

Perfect World Gearing Up to Go Open Beta!

Perfect World is getting ready for its open beta, and we would like to express our gratitude to all our closed beta players for all the support and patience they expressed during this period.

Today, July 18, Perfect World goes Open Beta, when we can once again enjoy adventuring together.

Thank you!

PW Team

Video courtesy of Hinge Inquirer Publications and GAME! Magazine.

Ceskypooh’s World Perfect World CBT account giveaway

PWCBT account promo

That’s right. Ceskypooh’s World, in cooperation with GAME! Magazine, the Philippines’ best online gaming magazine, and Level Up! Games, is giving away a total of 50 Perfect World closed-beta accounts this week.

To join, follow these simple steps:

1) Compose a comment about what race and job you’re going to create in the Perfect World and the reasons behind the decision. Don’t have an idea about the different races and jobs? Click this.

2) Post your comment in the box/field provided below this blog post. Make sure you fill out all of the fields, especially the one asking for your email because that’s where we’ll send your CBT username and password.

3) Visit the GAME! blog and use the feedback form to tell its staff how much you love the magazine.

The first 50 contestants who fulfill the requirements to our satisfaction (short/nonsensical/spam comments will not be considered) will get one Perfect World CBT account. Simple, right. So what are you waiting for?

Shameless Plug from me, Cesky: Please don’t stop visiting Ceskypooh’s World and the GAME! blog after joining—and hopefully winning—this contest. More contests are in the works. Oh, and it won’t hurt if you subscribe to my RSS by clicking this. 😛

MMORPG: Perfect World installation frustrates Dada Joel

Poor Dada Joel. He spent the better half of the night trying to figure out what’s wrong with the Perfect World client he installed in the computer in Balanga, Bataan. “To think that the installer came from Level Up! Games …” was all he could say.

After eliminating all the usual suspects, dad surmised that the problem was in the connection, that the IP (Internet protocol, a bunch of numbers usually assigned by an Internet service provider for connections) address he was using for the Smart Bro account was in the ban list of Level Up! Or something like that. I couldn’t understand what Dada Joel was trying to say because of all the invectives (well, not really invectives but expressions) spewing out of his mouth.

Anyway, I’ll try to update this post with a screenshot so you’ll know what the hell I’m talking about. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a great video about the game I found on, wherelse, YouTube. 😛

MMORPG: Perfect World keeps whole family busy

What date is it? Gosh. A lot of time has passed since my last post, and double that length since my last post on Pinoy Big Brother Season 2. I will, however, reserve anything—and everything—I want to say about the popular television show that has caused hundreds of people to go through a whole range of emotions these past 100 or so days. Enough of this, at least for the moment.

Pinoy Big Brother isn’t the reason why I have seemingly forgotten not only Ceskypooh’s World but even my sense of time and purpose. No. Powerful as it may be, it isn’t as powerful as what has us, my entire family, from Dada Joel to Mama Joyce to my Uncle Jake and to me, in thrall. It’s a massively multiplayer online role-playing game called Perfect World, created by my brethren in China and published locally by Level Up! Games.

I’d like to write all about it, but I don’t really have much time now. Maybe over the weekend … maybe not. But I’ll leave a screenshot of the game (and my avatar, JadeFox, and her pet Big Bad Wolf) so you’d have an idea what I’m talking about … and maybe something you can use in the near future to jog me and my parents out of this obsession. 😛

JadeFox Perfect World

X!S! I promise … I’ll be back soon to write about all my favorite stuff. Until then, cheers and happy hunting!