Aion 4.0 Dark Betrayal

Pros

  • PVE & PVP crucible gear are now account tradable
  • LVL 51-55 AP gear are much cheaper ap/medal wise
  • Nicer graphic
  • Character customization
  • Flying pagati mount – if your mount is a dragon, not a bike, you can actually fly around in flight zone
  • Combining enchantment stone – I lost money doing so but I kind of enjoy it.
Character Customization Screen - Shakuyaku

Character Customization Screen – Shakuyaku

Cons

  • Legion incentives: 1 league = 192 members. 1 lvl 8 legion = 240 members. Guess how many legions combined together for our less than 100% league today? Lots. This means not all of Clarity legion show up. But if elyos were to cap the fort, all Clarity members would get legion incentives. This is bogus imo.
  • Besh Temple & Eso – the 2 best instances were nerfed so that you receive next to nothing at lvl 64/65
  • LVL 64 – 508M exp required to level from 54 to 55. This is double the amount needed to level from 63-64.
  • Transportation – random teleport, random bindpoint, random flight point. How the eff am I suppose to return. The teleport portals inside the fort also give no indication to where they are taking you.
  • Kaisinel Beacon – so my mount is useless here. The layout of this place is retarded. Narrow half moon rooms that lead to nowhere, you’re suppose to guess which half circle leads u to the main dude guarding the place.
  • World Chat – thank you for forcing me to make my screen even more cluttered.
  • Unsellable quest accessories – can’t vendor them and they are too shitty to equipt.
  • Item tuning – worse concept ever especially when combined with loot rights. Ie. I have bad RNG, I get no drops, I buy LR, I can’t pick and choose if the gear I purchased will be maxed/inferior stats (in the case of TS gear). More RNG for a person with already bad RNG, good one NC.
  • MP cost – the highest level of Glacial Shard taps about 1800+ MP.  Increases in MP cost for caster skills and cloth MP bonus needs to be proportional.
  • No increase in insignia reward for lvl 61-65 bracket.
Pradeth Fortress siege today

Pradeth Fortress siege today

Gear tuning

LR gear that requires tuning

Neutrals – stuff I hate but people might enjoy

      • UI change – transparency hurt my eyes
      • Equipment view UI – it’s ugly and makes stalking people gear a lot slower than it should. You have to manually “scroll” through 3 tabs to see everything.
New UI Transparency

New UI Transparency

Equipment View

Equipment View

IDEAPAD Y500 LAPTOP

Lenovo y500 Keyboard

Lenovo y500 Keyboard

  • Processor:3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
  • Operating System:Windows 8 64
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
  • Memory:8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
  • Display:15.6″ FHD LED Glossy Wedge 1920×1080
  • Hard Drive:1TB 5400 RPM
  • Optical Drive:DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
  • Battery:6 Cell Lithium-Ion
  • Network Card:Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
  • Bluetooth:Bluetooth Version 4.0
  • Warranty:One year
  • Form Factor:Notebook
  • Camera:Integrated HD Camera
  • HDMI:HDMI (Out)
  • Pointing Device:Industry Standard Multi-touch 2 button touchpad

Putting this here so I remember the stats. Price after taxes was around $950.

Pros

  • Nice screen resolution
  • Runs Aion 3.9 smoothly
  • Graphic card is beautiful, I’ll never buy anything with an integrated graphic card ever again even if it’s not for gaming purposes.
  • Colored backlit keyboard – not multiple colored like my MSI but it’s still pretty to look at

Cons

  • Fan is at the bottom, can’t leave this on my bed without it overheating
  • AC adapter cord is too short
  • Smudges easily
  • Windows 8 is retarded but I’m not shelling out $100 to downgrade.
  • Webcam quality is pretty ugly
  • 5400 RPM HD speed is pretty slow, there’s no USB 3.0 to speed up file transferring either

 

Plumeris Coffee

Coffee Bean packaging for my Graphic Design class. Now that I think about it, it looks more like tea packaging. I can’t help that she wanted stuff related to Vietnamese culture :o

front design of both blends

front design of both blends

back

back

side

side

for Thuan’s biggest fans

Promo Poster & CD

Promo Poster & CD

CD Packaging design for my class.  Entire project cost about  $50. $30 for printing and the remainder for the cd jewel case and label.  I’m going to have to reprint the booklet again since cutting job was horrible.