- Illumina’s E-sorcerer
It’s been Six years.
Yes, its been that long and its almost like yesterday,when I started playing MU: Continent of Legend Philippines. Back then it was the only MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) that stood equal against Level Up’s Philippine Ragnarok Online.. Ahh those were the days.
I was a Ragnarok Online player back in the late 2004 who is quitting because I’m beginning to get bored with the game and decided to play another online game. There were a lot of online games available that time and I’m kinda confused what to play next.
One day, Rudolf a very good friend of mine suggest that I should play MU Online because it looks like Diablo 2 (though I’m not a fan of Diablo 2). At first I’m kinda skeptical about the game and decided that I’ll watch him play the game first and then I’ll decide whether I’ll play the game or look for another one.
We decided to go to then our favorite MU-han (much more like our home base back in the day) computer shop JNB. To my surprise, I saw familiar faces, Jonjon and Rex who also plays MU and they also encourage me to play to and join the guild Illumina. Rudolf gave me his second MU account and told me that I should play the Dark Wizard character that is already created in that account so that I won’t go the hassles of creating an account and a character.
The long journey to greatness and supremacy in the game began and its is yet to be fulfilled, until this very moment.
For the succeeding years, its a part of our daily life. After school hours we go straight to the computer shop and try our might with other players and monsters. We met a lot of wonder people around and interact with them both online and in reality. We never knew that professional people play also the game. Architects, Lawyers, Doctors, Nurses etc., we thought that students like us back then only play the game battling each other to the alternate world for supremacy and glory. It was a massive and epic battle between all walks of life and we are drawn to it. It was a great escape from reality. Swords, Staffs and Bows clashed in every battle, skills and magic cast to each other for the sake of victory. Different character builds, suitable for a certain type of weaponry and skills. these are the things matter in the game. It may not look that way, but it’s also a game of mind where you strategize every attack and defense you initiate. For victory and pride we risk everything for those reason.
But in every battle, there are allies who can’t go on, but the battle must go on, someone must raise swords and continue to fight. The reality is catching up to the fictional world and before we knew it, its right infront of us, It’s inevitable. We are forced to put down our swords, staffs and bows and put in our vaults. Though it may not seem an issue, playing the game hurts financially. You need to buy gametime in order to enjoy the game. Other problems were building up while we are busy playing the game and we are almost overwhelmed.
We stopped playing in order to focus our attention to more important things, personal and academic. Time passed we didn’t noticed it.
Again, the one who incourage me to play the game convinced me to play it once more. For the sake of good old times.
There are many things changed since we left, a merged server, different players, the marketplace, new weapons and armors, all are different. the people we once knew are gone. some of them quit playing the game and decided to play another game, others quit the game to become full pledge parents (ate renzalc), and others we don’t know what happened after they quit playing. I hope they are all in good condition.
Nakakalungkot makita ang laro na kinagiliwan at kinaadikan namin noon na mawalan ng sigla, yung sigla na mayroon noon. Siguro dahil na din sa dami ng mga laro na nagkalat sa internet. halos lahat ay free to play.
Sinasabi nga nila noon na ang larong Ragnarok Online at MU Philippines ay larong pangmayaman lang dahil para makapaglaro ka eh kailangan mo mag load o magbayad ng game time. Kung iisipin mo mas masarap maglaro ng mga laro na hindi na kinakailangan magbayad ng game time.
At ang sobrang tagal na pag uupdate ng version ng game. Isa ito sa mga matinding rason bakit tinabangan ang mga tao sa paglalaro ng MU,sa sobrang tagal ng pangakong update eh umalis na ang kanilang mga parokyano at nag laro na lang ng ibang online game na mas maganda at palagiang nag uupdate. hindi pinatatagal ang pag uupdate ng ilang taon, kada buwan ay merong update.
Ako naman, bakit nga ba ako mag lalaro ulit ng MU sa kabila ng mga nasabi ko? Siguro dahil sa mga naging investment ko sa laro, past time, maraming masasayang alaala, masarap maki pag tagisan ng lakas dito. t ayoko na maglaro ng ibang Online game bukod dito. sapat na siguro yun. nag try ako maglaro ng online games pero iisa pa din talaga ang binabalik balikan ko.. dito ako enjoy talaga sa lahat ng online game na nalaro ko. MU yon.
I know the journey to greatness and supremacy will be lonely from now on, I may falter at times but someday… I’ll reach it.
“Bago ka magmahal magbayad ka muna ng mga utang mo” – Emer to Rudolf ( Habang kasama sila Jonjon at Rex sa tapat ng Omicron Computer Shop)