New Year in Japan

Aloha folks! Oda here, reporting from a land far far away. After a few days of rain and even some snow, the weather has cleared and I can leave the protective safety of the bunker. For the first leg of my 6 month stay in Japan, my destination was Niigata. Niigata, Japan is a city located on the Japan seaside to the north of Tokyo. An agricultural powerhouse, this region is known for pure water, and excellent growing conditions for rice and produce. I was fortunate enough to sample these during my time there, enjoying the hospitality of the folks … Continue reading New Year in Japan

Guide to International Ragnarok Online Local Features!

I want to give a warm welcome to our new friends from the Philippines, and to players from around the world who are playing International Ragnarok Online for the first time. Over the years iRO has developed and added a number of quests, events and improvements that don’t exist on other servers. One of the biggest things that does not exist on other RO services is our Pre-Renewal Classic Loki Server. All iRO Servers [Server]User configurable spam blocker Real Money Transactions (RMT) is illegal on iRO but zeny sellers will still send annoying PMs to users. To combat this, we … Continue reading Guide to International Ragnarok Online Local Features!

Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 8/5

Aloha everyone! This thread is the place to post questions about the game, or questions for Campitor and I on the subject of games, the industry in General, what we like to play, movies, etc. If there is a question we have already answered it may not get read, so please do check the older threads to see if it’s already been asked. Album of the Week: Return to Paradise by the 50 Guitars of Tommy Garret For the cocktail of the week, try out this: The Lapu Lapu from the Disney World Polynesian resort’s Tambu Lounge alt=”Photo from the … Continue reading Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 8/5

7/8 Tiki Tuesday Fine Art Afternoon

Ask your questions for Tiki Tuesday in the thread, and we’ll answer them on our Tiki Tuesday show airing this week! This week we have a special guest, longtime community super-artist Barachan! She’ll be drawing over our stream and on my face while I answer questions. For today’s bit of history, we focus on the long-gone but not forgotten Clifton’s Pacific Seas. Founded in the early 30s as part of a chain by Cliff Clinton, this restaurant was converted to a faux Polynesian theme in ’39 during the original Tiki bar boom started by Don the Beachcomber. Cliff Clinton was … Continue reading 7/8 Tiki Tuesday Fine Art Afternoon

Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 6/24 [Weird Al Appreciation Station]

Ask your game or Weird Al related question in the thread when it goes live! Ok, as a bit of an aside from Tiki, Trek and all that other fun stuff this week is dedicated to Mr. “Weird Al” Yankovic, perhaps one of the few artists who straight up has a ” ” in their stage name. He’s made hit albums, had a tv show, a cult classic movie, and has survived 90% of the acts that he’s parodied. I grew up listening to Weird Al and the Beatles, my favorite albums my parents owned. For the album of the … Continue reading Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 6/24 [Weird Al Appreciation Station]

Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 6/17

Now that we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming, this is the place to ask your questions to get answered during our tiki tuesday stream. Last week was a pretty crazy one, with testing, extended maintenance and prepping WoE TE for it’s soft launch this week. So I apologize if you asked a question and I was not able to provide a definite answer on. One benefit of running the show after maintenance on Wednesday that several tweaks and changes to the game we were able to put in based on the questions asked! Also, I had more questions about … Continue reading Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 6/17

Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 5/13

Aloha folks! This is the place to ask questions for us to answer during our Tiki Tuesday live broadcast at 3pm this next tuesday! Questions about the game, behind the scenes, what it’s like to work in the games industry or just what our favorite stuff with are questions we’d be happy to answer! Check out previous threads if you think that your question may have been answered before too! Restaurant of the week is my personal favorite eatery in Los Angeles: PANN’S Diner! A literal Mom-and-Pop restaurant, this diner was founded by George and Rena Panagopoulos in the late … Continue reading Tiki Tuesday Question Lounge for 5/13

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Recommended: Yes Captain America: The Winter Soldier was better than it really had any right to be, delivering a satisfying spy thriller and modern action film. Though I am a big fan of Joe Johnston’s work (The Rocketeer is on my top 10 of all time favorite films) the first film felt a bit like it suffered from being overstuffed with foreshadowing for the Avengers, like Iron Man 2 before it. Not super memorable compared to that series of films but with a solid hero, it wasn’t clear how Captain America was going to mesh with a comic universe with … Continue reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review