Saturday, February 21, 2009

Why so serious Pangya?

Hello Pangya readers! Do you ever stop for a minute and think to yourself if you take Pangya to seriously? Taking the game seriously doesn't automatically make you bad person, but there are certain levels that also needs to be toned down or else you may overwhelm yourself. Consequences may depends on your skill level, time management, and the community. These three things are mostly what people will experience in Pangya.

Pangya is one of those games that revolves around trial and error. Spending time leveling up is not going to make you a better player unless you pay attention to your actions. And yes, you need some basic understanding on math too. Players who decides to step up their game would have to take notes, and study the course carefully if they want to have high records. Being able to understand the game mechanics may feel very rewarding to you, but if you are not careful, you may end up feeling aggravated. Some players who thinks of themselves as an elite only strives for pure perfection. To pull that off, it will take weeks or even months to reach that goal. Right when you almost got perfection, and you made one false move that you spent so much time on would make any person feel agitated. But remember, being a professional player isn't the only way to have fun in this game. There are players who doesn't do any math, and are still having fun as of today. If you ever want to become really good at this game, be sure to at least learn a few on your own first before randomly asking anyone for help. I'm sure there are many veterans who would be happy to give a few pointers, but don't expect them to do all the work for you. And remember, it's only a game.

Just like any other MMO games, you have to dedicate your time into the game if you want things to improve. Instead of trying to get everything at once, try to take it slow and do things one step at a time. You got plenty of time to do what you wanted to do, and if you do all the things very quickly, you won't have anything else left to do. If you ever want to earn lots of experience or pang, then grinding would be the best option. Grinding is not bad to do once in awhile, but don't turn it into a habit or else you will be damaging your body. Don't keep playing nonstop either, do take breaks in every session if you need to. Don't force yourself if you are tired or don't feel like playing. Chances are, if you keep pushing your limit, you may lose concentration and your performance falters that will make you ill. Also, don't forget that there's another world besides Pangya that needs to be taken care of as well. Manage your time accordingly, and don't forget to take care of your body. You want to be sure you live long enough to be playing your favorite game of Pangya. And remember, it's only a game.

Pangya isn't all about the sport, it's also about interaction with other people. Everyone is playing for the same reason as you, to have fun. Well I hope that's the only reason... Talking to players is like talking to a stranger in front of you. If you like to be respected, then show the same outcome back to the community. Forming or joining guilds adds more depth to getting along and making new friends. Find friends who will be there for you in case you need some encouragement. It's ok to debate on certain issues with people, but be sure you do it properly and not trying to boost your own ego in the same process to get your point across. If you are somehow getting involved in an argument, ask yourself if it's really worth the trouble or not. In most cases, most arguments are pointless. So there's no point in continuing an argument when everything will be forgotten later on. Don't ever hold a grudge over certain people or else it may ruin your fun on Pangya. Try to avoid making enemies either, and most important of all, don't get too involved over unimportant things that you gain nothing from. Always state your opinion in first person perspective. I can't believe how many times most people don't understand the true meaning of the word, opinion. First person means "I" point of view. Another funny moment is where people will quote someone's opinion and disagrees with you in hope to change your mind. You simply cannot argue over someone's opinion on things. Both opinions and arguments don't mix together, and I don't think it'll ever get any better. Notice on that last sentence that I said "I don't think it'll ever get any better." That was written in my own personal opinion. If I ever said, "it will never get any better," then I would be vulnerable for someone to take control of my factual statement that could be proven and thus making my statement incorrect. This whole debate on handling the community could go on forever, but just remember to not get to involved or else you may lash at the community because you are taking things way to seriously. Take a deep breath and remember, it's only a game.

Play the game and enjoy it. Don't worry to much about other things. If you worry to much, there are going to be problems that you will get distracted. Try to find things to make the game more enjoyable to you, and avoid taking things to seriously. Because, it's only a game.