Friday, October 31, 2008

Depths of Pangya (Part 2 - Pangya Zone)

Continuing along on Part 2 of Depths of Pangya. If you have missed the first part, then you can visit here. I'll be explaining how the zone works, explanation of items that widens the zone , and a full review of each of items.

Part 2 - Pangya Zone

Lucky Air Lance Clubset
Obtain: To receive this club, complete Pipin's tutorial mode
Info: Power: 0+0 | Control: 9+2 | Accuracy: 6+1 | Spin: 1+1 | Curve: 1+1
Pangya Zone: +10 | 4+10 = 14 pixels | -->

This club grants you the largest Pangya zone in the game, with heavy exception. No power stats at all, and it only works for levels of Beginner level and under. A low level player equipped with this club will be a disaster to your drive length, so your looking at a club that you can barely make any chip-in attempts or get onto the green for birdie putt. You are guarantee to hit Pangya with this club unless your brain works very slow. There are far to many restrictions for this club to make it game breaking, and plus whenever you level up to the point where the club remains useless, you will need to revert back to the small Pangya zone that may take a lot of time getting adjusted too.

Rate: 4/10

+ Permanent wide Pangya zone
- No power, and other stats are low
- Level restriction to Rookie F ~ Beginner A

Rainbow/Devil Feather
Obtain: 8th Rare - KR & A18 Black Papel Shop
Info: Wind pressure of 7m or greater increases Pangya zone. Equip to ear.
Pangya Zone: +2 | 4+2 = 6 pixels | --->

Here is an item that everyone can obtain easily. This item is the best Black Papel rare ever to release in this game. For players who missed their chance for Elf ears will definitely have to pick this one up. Although you only get 1/3 of a chance to get the effect, it's still better than nothing. You can abuse this item if you know the ropes on Silvia Cannon. Cannon winds only range from 6-9m and feather only activates on 7-9m. Just pray that you don't get 6m winds. What's great about this item is that it equips to a Character's ear slot that won't overlap anything that you don't want taken out. It is a downgrade version of Elf ears, but being able to get an item by gambling your virtual pangs in the lotto for one, it's worth the value and what you get for it.

Rate: 6/10

+ Affordable item without spending a penny
- Limited only to very high wind pressures

Brie Card (Low)
Obtain: Volume 1 card pack
Info: Ultra Rare Caddie Card
Pangya Zone: +1 | 4+1 =5 pixels | --->

This card will only be available in Season 4. You simply attach this card to one of your Characters that you use very often, and you automatically get 1 pixel added to your Pangya zone permanently. What a good deal isn't it. Even though this card has a great effect, it does have limitation depending on your play style. Remember that once you equip a card, you won't be able to get it back. There may be times that you may get bored playing with the same Character continuously, or you like to wear a different outfit. But if you decide to change, you won't be able to use the card's effect. So if you are the kind of player that uses only one Character with the same outfit on, then you are good to go to use this effect for a good long time. Just be sure to choose wisely how where you want to equip this powerful card. I wouldn't really recommend placing it on an outfit that you can't sell in PSquare. You may want to sell the outfit with the card for a high value in the near future. This card is a rare, so it may be hard to obtain this card.

Rate: 6/10

+ Easy equip with no penalty
+ Increase zone is permanent
- Cannot unequip card once attached
- A rare card to pull in card packs

Brie Card (Medium)
Obtain: Volume 1 card pack
Info: Secret Rare Caddie card
Pangya Zone: +2 | 4+2 = 6 pixels | -->

Same thing as the Brie card mentioned above. Consider yourself one lucky sonofabitch if you get this card. Seriously, it's super hard to get. It's worth over ten million pangs in Korea. But again like I said with the limitation about having to stay with that one Character to use the effect. So if you don't plan to change your outfit or Character at all, then this card definitely deserves a perfect 10 IF you ever pull this card out from the pack.

Rate: 8/10

+ Easy equip with no penalty
+ Increase zone is permanent
- Cannot unequip card once attached
- This card is almost close to extinction to get this

Rainbow/Rune Fairy Wings
Obtain: 23rd Rare - KR's Scratch Card
Info: Equip to wing slot
Pangya Zone: +1 | 4+1 = 5 pixels | --->

Here is an item that truly shows its beauty while giving you a nice effect boost along with it. This counts as a wing slot, so players who like to show off their Angel or Devil wings will have to depart from it. The Fairy Wing displays very clearer than a pointy ear, or a feather next to your ear. This item is great so you are able to change outfits however you please with your wings attached to your back always. If you miss having your Angel or devil wings on, you can switch them out any time you want. So the Fairy Wing is a very flexible item to have. This is one scratch rare worth getting. Using the wing by itself is still good with only +1 bonus, but it'll be a wonderful addition if you combine this wing with the last item on this list!

Rate: 8.5/10

+ Increase zone is permanent
+ Easy to equip without modification to Character
- Sacrifice Angel or Devil wings

Elf Ears
Obtain: 12th Rare - KR's Scratch Card
Info: Wind pressure of 4m or greater increases Pangya zone. Equip to ear.
Pangya Zone:
4-7m +2 | 4+2 = 6 pixels | --->
8-9m +4 | 4+4 = 8 pixels | --->

This rare is the most powerful item in the game. First, equipping this item is not a problem. Secondly, the Pangya boost is very good. And at last, it's in a scratch card set that you can win easily if you spend a good portion from your bank account. It's a bit easier to win the ears rather than spending so much money on card packs that is almost impossible to pull a Brie card. At least you know in the Scratch set that you will get elf ears if you win, but card packs generate many different kinds of card that you may not pull the right one. That's how I think of it, but your opinion could be different to counter-argue that statement.

If you know how to setup your shots on Silvia Cannon really well, bring your pointy ears, and enjoy your free 10k+ pangs.

The ears have so many possibilities that could be limitless. Players with huge drives and low control will definitely benefit the ears. With the ears, you will see a magnificent change to your Pangya % rate. You have 2/3 of a chance to receive either 2 or 4 pixels added to your zone. It's a great deal without being too overpower or else it will ruin the balance.

Speaking of balance issue, Pangya Japan have the ears limited unlike Korea and Albatross18. If you use an item or activate a powershot, then the effect will cancel.

The only reason why it's not a perfect 10 is for two little reasons. The obvious one is that there's a 1/3 chance of not receiving the effect. The last reason varies depending on the player. Players will have to endure three different sizes on the Pangya zone. The default state on the Pangya zone is 4 pixels. The bonus depending on wind pressure will have a total of either 6 or 8 pixels. Depending on how their eyes and timing cooperate, your adjustments could stumble. We are human beings so a mistake like that is practically normal. It will take lots of focus to overcome this obstacle, but with enough experience with it, you should be able to get used to the width changing constantly.

If you are a dedicated Pangya player who needs something to improve your gameplay, then you cannot miss a chance to get this item. Even if you quit the game, get it. Even if you don't have enough money for next semester's tuition, get it. Even if you need money for food, get it anyways and stick to eating ramen for a whole month. If you missed your chance, you will heavily have regrets in your Pangya career. At least you have a chance to get the feather, it just won't be as good.

Rate: 9/10

+ Best item in the game that is a must have
+ 2/3 chance to receive large Pangya zone
+ Easy to equip without modification to Character
+ Improves your performance in the game
- 1/3 chance of not receiving bonus at all
- May disrupt your timing due to different Pangya zone sizes

I hope you have enjoyed this large article, and have a Happy Halloween. Don't eat too much candy or you will have a tummy ache.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Watching Animes

I'm getting into watching Japanese anime again. I haven't been in this anime mode for a long time, so I'll be doing lots of that for a couple of nights. I usually download the video, and load it up on my PS3 so I can sit or lay down on the couch. I mostly make popcorn on nights when I don't have any assignments or studies from class. I've been thinking about getting popcorn seasoning flavors to make eating popcorn more enjoyable. Maybe I go too far to do all this just for watching anime.

There are 4 animes that I'm currently watching now. Bleach, Clannad, Tales of the Abyss, and Code Geass.


I was interested in this series when both my friend, and my pangya guildmates were talking about it. I watched a few episodes, and I just kept on going until I got caught up to Japan's releases. There are so many Characters in this series with their own traits that has a purpose in this show. I really like how they make the Shinigamis and Captains an important role in this series, rather than focusing on just the main Character only. There are some episodes that are boring or dull, while the interesting episodes gets you hooked to the point where they drop the "to be continued" part that makes you excited to find out what happens when the next episode arrives. Plus, I enjoy talking about the episodes with my friend.


Clannad is my favorite anime of all time. Most of the episodes have a meaningful touch that really strikes you if you really get into this series. Each Characters have their own storyline being played out until the arc is complete to move on the next person. You get to learn more about the Character's personality and history. There are plenty of comical moments that is done really well for both Japanese and American audiences. The art is absolutely stunning for this kind of quality. Clannad is now on the "After Story" part now so I anticipate on new episodes each week at the fullest.

Tales of the Abyss

Based from Namco's RPG game finally comes into anime format. TotA is my favorite "Tales" game so far. Character design is my favorite part about this. Most RPG characters will have maybe at least one or two that doesn't stand out to me. TotA have all the Characters that are likable to me. I'm happy to watch this series since it has been awhile that I played this game. It will run on the game's storyline, and this anime is still new in the works. Only 5 episodes so far has been created. I was worried if the anime will capture the same art direction like in the game, but they really did a great job in not making the design too different from the game.

Code Geass

I started on watching this yesterday night. I was looking for another anime to watch and then I stumbled upon this one. As soon as I finished the first episode, it reminded me so much of Death Note. And I like death note very much, so I'm going to watch through this series. I looked into this anime, and it seems that the series have finished. 25 episodes with two seasons I believe. I've only watched up to the 7th episode so far, but I do plan to do plenty of more episodes later tonight.

Japan Pangya is planning to have an event associated with this anime. It starts on the first week of November. Seeing this banner earlier is another reason why I got curious about Code Geass. So I better start watching more so I'll understand this anime before it arrives on JPN Pangya.

Here's one for teh lulz. Fu fu fu~

Monday, October 27, 2008

KR Update (10-28-08)

Hello Pangya players. Pangya Season 4 Delight will be having server maintenance from 4:00 ~ 8:00 AM that will last 4 hours. Eastern time converts to 3:00 ~ 7:00 PM. No delays has been announced. Servers will officially open at 8:00 AM (7:00 PM EDT)

Content Removal:

1) Marine Blue Subscription Coupon Ended
- Subscription Coupon in inventory
- Coupon Drop Event

2) Login Attendance Ended
- Angel Sea Urchin Phoenix Ball

3) Marine Blues Sales Period Extended
- Marine Blue Club set
- Marine Blue Phoenix balls (x3)
- Marine Blue Head decoration
- Marine Blue Mascots (x4)
EDIT: Sales period has extended to the 25th of November now. Sorry for the confusion.

Content Information:

Just like the Halloween candy event, you may receive a green box from each hole that contains a coupon. Now that content will be removed, and the only boxes you'll see for now are the candy boxes.

You can view how many coupons you have gathered in your inventory. The coupon is considered a drawing ticket that you may have a chance to win a prize. The list of winners will be announced later on KR Pangya's website.

This concludes the projectg523.pak update for the 27th of October in Korea.

Friday, October 24, 2008

GH: World Tour draws near

With only two days left remaining, Guitar Hero World Tour will be available to consumers. I will be buying the Guitar + Game bundle for around $99-$109. The only way I can pick this game up on launch date is at my local Wal-mart.

Well this Wal-mart has upgraded to Super Wal-mart now that opens 24 hours. I don't know if I'll go out 12:01 AM in the morning, or just wait till I wake up. It seems like I have a long history with that place. Every new launch, I always succeed to get what I want from there. First it was the Nintendo Wii that I had to wait in line freezing to death. Next was Halo 3 which there was no line at all, and I was pretty much the 2nd person to get it when the old Wal-mart opened around 7 in the morning. Then I was able to get the PS3 + MGS4 bundle with ease. They only had 2 bundles left in that whole store. I called my friend there was one more left and he got the last one.

I suppose the reason why I get lucky on getting stuff from Wal-mart is because it's located in a small town where I live. The population here is very minimal, and probably most of them are not hardcore gamers. I think some of them mostly like to get their stuff from shopping malls which is like a 25 minute drive from this town. Screw that, I'm saving money on gas. If there's something not available in this small town, I order online.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A18 Halloween 2008

This year's Halloween content is the best update in AlbatrossSE...18 history. Lets look back from 2005 ~ 2008's Halloween updates.

October 28th, 2005

I do not remember if this update was before or after open beta has finished. This event was nothing new. Just free cap and candy. I believe I first joined A18 right after this event has ended.

October 18th, 2006

So here we have another chance to get a pumpkin cap for one Character only. Just go to the shop, and purchase the one you want for free. Then there are candy items that you can purchase in the shop to get double the amount of experience points. Pumpkin phoenix is in the shop too, but you will receive ten of them gifted to your accounts.

October 18th, 2007

Now here's a good content wise update. Revisit items from two years ago plus clothes, accessories, and seasonal club set. If you purchase the club set, you will get the pumpkin phoenix ball for free. The special part for this seasonal update is that the devil horns is a pang item. People who can't afford or purchase Astros will not be left out in this update. The ladies get their entire outfit set to show their darker tone.

October 23rd, 2008

Compared to three years ago, this one single banner for this year doesn't look promising. But if you read that small print closely, you will be quite surprised how much content is cram into this update. This update even includes the most controversial item since Season 2, the wings. Last year's content are back with a few additions added like Halloween seasonal clothes for the guys, and seasonal eCard sets.

However, there are two... no... three things missing this year. Candies is one of them, but since they already brought Ice Mochi in the shop for a limited time, I wouldn't see why you need more xp items. It wouldn't hurt to add candies anyways for seasonal purposes, but I guess no sweets for you this year. Secondly, the pumpkin hats. They don't provide any stat boost at all, but it's still a nice little item to have. Not to mention the eyes glow on the cap that looks extremely cool. And lastly, the candy box event. Both Korea and Japan had them last year, and this year and yet A18 refuses to bring this fun event over to this server.

Overall though, it looks like the community are appreciating OGP for this update. Let's listen to a few words from the players that concerns about today's Halloween update!

"OGP finally did something right, allow us to all extend a hand of gratitude toward the people responsible for the deployment of the Angel Wings." - Kibs from IntotheRough

"I was there as soon as servers opened back up, and I proceeded to become a little kid in a candy store over Arin (as always)." - Kanashimi from Tiki's Spellbook

*Expression shown on picture* - Zap610 from OGP forum

"WhAT r tha wiings d0es?!%%" - random nub


I'm sure we've already discussed about the wing's effect, and what's so special about them. I used to be one of the people back in Season two that went crazy over these wings. Years has passed, and still no signs on wings. So I took the liberty to get them on KR Pangya myself, and so I did. So right now the wing release for today is nothing spectacular to me, but that was my decision for not waiting for them.

As a refresher, I will explain what both of the wings do. Sometimes I need a refresher because it has been awhile since I explained this.

Angel Wings

- Cost 200,000 pangs in shop (suppose to be 190k like every other servers)
- Accuracy +1
- Must have 3% or lower quit rate & Amateur E or above level for this item to be seen and purchase from Shop
- If quit rate goes over 3%, you will not see it in the shop nor can equip if you own one.
- Cannot gift Angel Wings to different accounts
- Cannot sell Angel Wings in PSquare
- Your gender icon will change indicating that you have Angel Wings equipped
- Have to purchase the wings individually on each Character. The wings does not overlap any item that you may have equipped (except Devil Wings)
- Angel Wings owner will have the glowy hand effect automatically when equipped.
- Item drop rate increases because of the glowy hand effect from Angel Wing's effect.
- Players that plays a VS game with someone with Angel Wings equipped will receive the glowy hand power after you complete one game. The glowy hand effect will disappear if you switch servers or log out. You can only obtain the glowy hand effect in VS mode with at least one Angel wing user. Cannot receive this effect in Tournament Mode.
- Players that receives the glowy hand effect can use the effect for high item drop rate.
- Angel Bonus is awarded if Angel Wing user hits Pangya. Players in the same room in VS mode will receive the bonus depending on their level. Rookies=7PP, Beginner=5PP, Junior-Senior=3PP, Amateur & above=1PP. The wearer of the Angel Wings will not receive the bonus while others will. In tournament mode, the Angel Bonus will display "?" and no one receives any bonuses.

Devil Wings

- Cost 120 Astros in shop
- Quit Rate doe not matter with this wing
- Accuracy +1
- Level requirement is Junior E or higher
- Have to purchase the wings individually on each Character. The wings does not overlap any item that you may have equipped. (except Angel Wings)
- For each Pangya you hit, you gain 1 pang from "Devil Bonus". You obtain the bonus, and no one else. Will receive Devil Bonus both VS and Tournament mode.
- The more players that equips Devil Wings, the higher chance of bad weather to occur. When bad weather occurs, it will continue on each hole you proceed depending on how many that has the Devil Wings equipped in a VS or Tourney match. The maximum limit of bad weather will only go up to 3 holes, then it'll stop. (even though the description on A18 said two is the max. Someone check on that to see which is correct)

So what are your thoughts about today's update? Whether it's good, bad, or neutral, we like to hear it from you anyways. Let's hear it!

Btw, I had 44 leftover eCards so I decided to test my worst luck in this game. I do want to save them for Crimson Ring, and Fairy Wings so I decided to do only four scratches today.

On my 3rd scratch...

Holy shiitake mushrooms

At least it wasn't Cecilia this time. Usually that would be the first thing I would win for a Character that I don't even use. Hana is precisely the perfect choice for me yosha.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

JTV Activity & F.E.A.R.

If you are one of the regulars who watches me play on Justin.TV almost every night, you may have noticed that I'm becoming more and more absent lately. There's nothing wrong, I have been busy with other things that I haven't had much time to play console video games.

For the selection of games that I broadcast, I hate broadcasting generic games that we've all played so many times. There are far to many channels that plays nothing but newer titles, GTA, Saints Row, Silent Hill, etc. I may sometimes broadcast games like this, but I do keep it to a minimum for your viewing enjoyment.

I still haven't finished the ever-so-hard God Hand yet, so I plan to start on that hopefully tonight. If I do play it, I'll be sure to broadcast.

I was thinking I could squeeze maybe one more semi-horror game to play for this month. So far in this month I've played: Condemned, Silent Hill: Homecoming (never finished due to frustration), and Fatal Frame 1. I did say I was going to play Dead Space. However, I've seen how this game plays and it didn't look all that interesting to me. Maybe I'll play it sometime next year, just not now.

The game, F.E.A.R. for the PS3 will be my last horror game that I will play for this month. I'm not sure how scary this game is, but I suppose I'll find that out shortly. Be on the lookout to see if I'm playing it around the end of this weekend at night.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

KR Update (10-21-08)

Hello Pangya players. Pangya Season 4 Delight will be having server maintenance from 4:00 ~ 10:00 AM that will last 6 hours. Eastern time converts to 3:00 ~ 9:00 PM. A two hour delay has been announced. Servers will officially open at 12:00 PM (11:00 PM EDT)

Content Update:

1) Scratch Rare Update
- 27th Scratch Rare Set

2) Brie's Magic Box Update
- System will be entirely fixed once again

3) Halloween Sale Update
(10-21 ~ 11-11 : 3 week period)
- 2007 clothes for all female Characters
- 2008 clothes for all male Characters
- Candelabrum Hats, Devil Horns
- Halloween Skull and Pumpkin Phoenix Balls

4) Halloween Event Update
(10-21 ~ 11-04 : 2 week period)
- Halloween Skull Phoenix ball - Login attendance
- Halloween Drop event - 4 color candy boxes
- Exchange prizes - Brie's Magic Box

Content Information:

27th Scratch Rare - Cecilia

27th Scratch Rare - Hana

27th Scratch Rare - Kooh

27th Scratch Rare - Arin

27th Scratch Rare - Lucia
New Halloween Outfits for Cecilia, Hana, Kooh, Arin, and Lucia. This will be their 27th scratch rare set. This is the first time they released a Scratch Card set dedicated to the holiday season. The primary color for this set is purple, but you can change it to orange in Brie's Magic Box. The girls are set and ready to go trick-or-treating on Pangya isles.

The Halloween Outfits for the 27th set isn't all that's available. There are two more items.

Secret 27th Rare #1: There's another chance to win elf ears for Lucia. I find it quite surprising that they are releasing elf ears for her again. You may not see this opportunity again so get lucky if you win one.

So now we know that Lucia is the first mystery scratch rare item, but there's still one more left. It looks like Arin spotted a mysterious person or thing in the shadows. Who could that be?

OmgbbqPANGYAsauce no freakin' wai~

Secret 27th Rare #2: That's right, Bob is the mysterious shadow that you see in the banner. He will be wearing the boogeyman outfit. If you win this set, run around in PSquare to scare all the children away. Fear the Bogeyman Bob! Beware!

Magic box has been broken for a long time. They had to fix Brie's Magic Box once and for all or else it would be impossible to do the Halloween event. They struggled with it, and they still haven't fixed the problem when they opened the servers. Good news is that there's another repatch, and Brie's Magic Box has been repaired to it's full state.

Last year's Halloween outfit for the girls has returned in the shop for a limited time. The guys (Scout, Max, Bob, and Kaz) will have their turn this year for some outfits of their own. Last year's accessory items are also back such as, Candelabrum Hats and Devil Horns are back. Candelabrum Hats (cookies) for all Characters, and Devil Horns (pang:30k) for males only. Sales end on November 11th.

Phoenix balls from last year are back in the shop for a limited time. Halloween Skull and Pumpkin phoenix. I don't see any point in buying them if they are giving away so many phoenix balls for free. Sales end on November 11th.

Each day you login, you will receive 10x Halloween Skull Phoenix ball. You'll only receive it once per day, and you are able to obtain it up to ten times until November 11th. With so many free phoenix balls giving away, it looks like you will be having lots of Phoenix balls for a long long time.

Just like last year, you need to explore each courses to obtain different color of candy boxes. There are four different tasty treats: Orange, grape, kiwi, and strawberry. Just look at the map star to check which courses have the color boxes. You may receive the box for each hole you complete. The odds are low, but you must keep playing until you get one. A firework display with *pew-peew* sound FX indicates that you won a candy box! If you have the motion item (Bob's guns, Max's bike, Kaz's earring, etc) equipped, you will receive two candy boxes instead of one! You may also buy or sell these candy boxes in PSquare. This event will last till the 4th of November. A two week event.

Collect enough boxes and you may trade it in for a prize located on Brie's Magic Box. But you must gather four different kinds of candy boxes, not just one single color. There are a total of 4 items to choose from: Bat Mascot, Halloween Clubset, Halloween Cap, and Pumpkin Phoenix ball.

Bat is simply a mascot that only stays with you for a limited time of ten days.This mascot only grants you 10 Mascot Bonus Pang when you hit Pangya, and 5 Mascot Bonus Pang for Pangya miss.

Just 10 Pumpkin Phoenix Ball. You can simply ignore this prize unless you want it for collection purposes.

This will gift you a pumpkin cap for any random character no matter if you own that person or not. Yes, there will be a cap for Lucia for the first time. The cap is just for show, and it's a headgear item. The eyes do glow on the cap, so it makes it unique in a certain way.

This club was available in last year's Halloween event. Players who missed out will have another chance to get this club set. So what's the catch for this club set that doesn't require any cookies from you? It starts out with zero stats. That's right, you have to upgrade this sucker with a lots of pang to make this club advisable. The good part is that it contains the full 12 control amount. When you hit Pangya, you will get a Halloween Pangya logo. You cannot sell or buy this club in PSquare.

This is an old advertisement banner for the new Haptic2 phone. For more info visit here.

This concludes the projectg532.pak update for the 13th of October in Korea.

Another quick reminder that I hope you guys are crediting me for these translations if you want to use this info on your own blog or forum sites there. Thank you.

So what do you think about this update? And how much is Albatross18 going to get from Korea's Halloween content? Will there be a candy box drop event for this year that never came last year? Will A18 get the Halloween eCard set from Korea's 27th set? Guess you'll find out this coming Thursday.