Dragon Worlds – Chapter 18!



Yes, I was meant to post it last night, but after seeng the clock had the number 0 in front of it, then I thought it would be best to leave it until tomorrow, which is today but yesterday it was tomorrow. DOOD!


Okay, I’ve checked it, seems okay, so here it is! It’s in two entries, because¬†they’re too big to fit into¬†one entry.



(Removed, cuz of fear of plagiarism. Call me paranoid.)



Okay! Onto the next!

3DS Max!

Okay, so yes, I haven’t uploaded Dragon Worlds yet! I’ve been insanely busy with this crap castle project thing! So tonight I’ll upload it. No, really, I will tonight!
Anyway, I wanted to show you how stupidly complicated it is! So click on this link, and don’t choke.
Hopefully the actual castle will come out okay. So, I’ll get back to it!
(PS: It’s a FUTURISTIC castle, that’s why it doesn’t look like a castle yet. Tongue out)

Commenty goodness!

Okay, I have a lot to say¬†in reply to a lot of nice¬†comments Open-mouthed¬†and a VIDEO OF DEATH to put here, so I’m just gonna make this new blog post.
About the streak, I think our streak ended when a pull-off got me. Something like that. And yeah, that was gay when it kept saying four stars for about 300,000 points! Maybe the stars are just how each of us did, because it kept spazzing out by saying you got five and I got four, and then you got four and I got five.
You should sign up for that tournament on www.guitarhero.com! It’s just where you have to play certain songs in face-off and pro face-off against random opponents within 24 hours. It closes at midnight, though, so if you wanna give it a shot, you’ve gotta be quick and read this comment! YOU WIN A¬†T-SHIRT IF YOU WIN!! Open-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthed!!! I’ve signed up on Hard, so if you DO enter, then we might not see each other.
Oh, ya, and I saw Roy¬†on Hard today.¬†Open-mouthed Didn’t play him though, I was busy 5-starring every song up to Tier 4 or 5 on Expert.¬†Open-mouthedOpen-mouthed And I was playing against other people on Pro Face-Off, lost one, really close, fun match, nice to play against someone of about my skill level,¬†and then I won one by a MILE. I only, well…¬†DOUBLED his/her¬†score! (They didn’t have a mic.)¬†And no, I didn’t get four points, I got 180,000! Open-mouthedOpen-mouthedOpen-mouthed
Oh, and a question about the lefty flip! What happens if you lefty flip someone twice in a row? Does it just go back to right handed? Haha, just wondering. Open-mouthed
And EVERYONE will get to Hard at SOME POINT! Next door Harry¬†will be there in five¬†years, next door Tom will be there next millenium,¬†Ped’ll¬†be there in about three years, maybe two years if he’s lucky. You, Si, shouldn’t take too long, it’s just that¬†bitchin’ orange¬†key that you have to really¬†get used to. And then there’s¬†the¬†REALLY tough¬†pull-off¬†techniques, like full sweeps (5,4,3,2,1,2,3,4,5 with one strum) and zig-zags¬†(2,3,4,3,2,3,4,3,2,3,4,3,2 etc…) and no-strum solos¬†(I have¬†me doing one!)¬†I dunno about Em,¬†I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw¬†her soar up to Expert in about three months. ūüėÄ
Before I show you the video, as I’m waiting for it to upload, I’ve got a tip for you, Si! That’s unless you haven’t already¬†done it – the Whammy Mania achievement! Using the whammy on every single held note is IMPOSSIBLE, well, at least on Medium it¬†is, I wasn’t gonna touch Easy. Anyway, to get the achievement, just get some sellotape, and TAPE THE WHAMMY BAR DOWN! Ha ha, it was INGENIOUS! Just as long as you hit all the held notes, doesn’t matter how long for, then you’ll get the achievement when you finish the song. And that’s 15G in the bag!
Oh, and I have an idea¬†on how to get The Inhuman Achievement (That’s its real name!) and the star power one.¬†You play Through the Fire and Flames on Easy/Medium/whatever floats your boat, except for Expert, and then I play on Expert! I reckon that the rock meter will act like it’s on the lower difficulty level! And the achievements don’t¬†say you have to do it SOLO to get them! Complete it using¬†Star Power three times and¬†then I’d get the achievements, and then we could swap over and do it again! That’s probably how everyone’s got it.
Woot! It’s done! Only a short one, the last¬†200 notes¬†of the longest streak I’ve ever pulled off. Looks quite cool, too! I wish I had recorded the whole song, but I didn’t really EXPECT a 746 combo. If there was an achievement for 750, I would have thrown my Xbox out of the window! Luckily, the next one was at 1000, so I let it off. Open-mouthed¬†The reason why I’m on Hard instead of Expert is because I like the solo, and I’m not that great on Expert at this song anyway, so ha. Tongue out
Okay, as this is quite a short one, I can ease up on the compression. So, you can either have the 4MB Low Quality version, or the 7.5MB High Quality, which is double resolution and you can see my note counter have a spaz attack. (Remember, my file share host is CRAP sometimes!)
http://mongmaster.000webhost.org/LGH – Solo Insanity! (H) (HQ).wmv¬†<<< (7.5MB, 640×480, better quality, watch my note counter spaz out.)
http://mongmaster.000webhost.org/LGH – Solo Insanity! (H) (LQ).wmv¬†<<< (4MB, 320×240, lower quality, everything but note counter watchable.)
Okay, I’d better be off! Bye!
(PS: YES YES YES! Okay! I know! I said¬†I’d post Dragon Worlds later, and now is¬†later, and I DON’T HAVE IT HERE! Tomorrow, I promise, really. It’ll be up. Don’t pee yourself.)¬†


I said I would have Guitar Hero 3 video goodness soon…
Um… I think…
Well, anyway, I’ve said it now!
Yes, the game has been addictive, and it’s GREAT! That’s why I haven’t been updating¬†as regularly.¬†Now that people have actually GOT the game, I can play co-op online with them!
Anyhoo! I have a video of me pwning now! Even Flow on Expert! I’m just uploading it now, and while I do, let me tell you about the DIFFICULTY.
Comparing it to Guitar Hero 2, there are loads of things which make GH3 easier. There are shiny white notes which tell you which notes you can hammer-on and pull-off, which is extremely handy, and the timing windows are bigger, so you can be an ickle bit more out of time, so it makes hitting insane solos just a little easier. The note formations… that’s where it starts to get stupidly hard.
Easy on GH3 is like Easy on GH2. Medium on GH3 is like Hard on GH2, Hard on GH3 is like Expert on GH2, and Expert on GH3 is like SUPER Expert on GH2. When you play Through The Fire And Flames (Which is the most nonsensical, crappiest song I have ever heard, they use sequencers that sound like Space Invaders and claim that they’re guitars, and they also use those little kids guns that make weird noises and claim that they’re guitars, too. They suck ass!) it gets absolutely impossible. No, really, it makes Jordan look pathetic! It didn’t help that you can only miss about 20 notes before you’re out, and that you have to¬†hit about four notes in order to be able to miss another!
Ooh! Ooh! It doneded! Open-mouthed
There we go! I think that was quite a good run! I’ll get some co-op of me & Ped or Si when we play it online again. Si’s the best of everyone I know so far, he can go for quite a while on Medium without breaking a streak! Maybe Roy would be better, if he would accept my friggedy friend request!
Anyspeck! Bye!
(PS: I’ll have Dragon Worlds soon, I swear! I’ll tear myself away from GH3 for a bit and get it on here later. Open-mouthed)

OH MY GOD oh my god GH3 cooliness OH MY GOD!

So, I check the Parcelforce website for my package of GH3 OWNAGENESS, because GAME shipped it out¬†two days ago, and after some swearing of the stupid website’s extremely low speed and crappiness, I FOUND MY PARCEL! Hang on, let me… oh for God’s sake! Damned website, why can you not display the webpage?! I AM connected to the internet, there ISN’T a typing error in the address, and… YES the website is probably encountering problems! So, let’s just WAIT, shall we?
*30 seconds later*
Refresh… nope, too ambitious.
*two minutes later*#
Refresh… AAAAARGH! God damnit, that INFORMATION SYMBOL! It’s REALLY annoying me now! Okay… delete temporary internet files… history… and form data… and refresh… oooh, website FOUND! Waiting for reply… Oh, friggedyhoo.

Service update

Our website is temporarily unavailable. Full service should be restored very soon. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

If you have an urgent enquiry please call Parcelforce Worldwide on 08708 50 11 50. Our customer service advisors are available 0900-1730 Monday-Friday. Customers calling from outside the UK can contact us on +441915127003. Alternatively you can e-mail us at parcelforce@parcelforce.co.uk

Great. This might take a while.
Alright then, forget the dumb website. The point was that the estimated delivery date was TODAY, 22/11/07! HOW THE HELL IS THAT POSSIBLE?! How can I get a game BEFORE it’s EVEN OUT YET?!
You know, I’ll laugh my head off if it comes today. *looks hopefully out of the window for a Parcelforce truck*
Bye bye then!

Track & Trace
Parcel Detail
The status of the parcel you’ve enquired about is displayed below.
Service: Parcelforce 24
Status: In progress
Last tracked at: Birmingham South Depot 
Expected delivery date: 22-11-2007 <<< So, I’m gonna get it BEFORE it’s released.¬†Sarcastic¬†Okay, that’s cool! Just… weird.
Click on ‘Tracking details’ for detailed tracking information about the parcel.
And so I clicked Tracking Details.
Track & Trace
Parcel tracking details
Progress of the parcel you’ve enquired about is displayed below.¬†

Status: In progress
Parcel tracks
Date & Time          Location                                Tracking Event
22-11-2007 01:13  Birmingham South Depot        Out for delivery
22-11-2007 00:46  Birmingham South Depot        Arrived at delivery depot
21-11-2007 20:17  National Hub                          Scanned at Hub

Earspeck! Now I just wait. Open-mouthed

Oh, and on the subject of Guitar Hero, I played another song! And OWNED!
The reason why this one was so hard is because I had already played it¬†five times in a row before this attempt,¬†two of which were either three or four stars, and¬†the rest, I got to the¬†end, thought it was a crap score and restarted. And also that in most of the parts I had to strum to the RHYTHM, that’s like, eight times every bar, which is REALLY FAST. I thought I did quite well, though! Open-mouthed
Eekay… ooh, hang on… is that… no! NO! NOOOO! A PARCELFORCE VAN!!
No joke! I’ve just got¬†it now, a day before it’s EVEN OUT!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *runs upstairs*

Just a few thingies, as I haven’t blogged in a while.

Earspeck to you, user-type-reading user of userness!
Right, now first, I’ve been doing quite a bit of Dragon Worlds, I’m going over¬†some more¬†chapters to see how I could improve them. The next one or two’ll¬†be up soon,¬† either next week or when I get Ant’s comments back. I saw him on MSN (quite a lot, strangely) and I was gonna log on to see if he had any comments so far, but I was busy doing my VITA-DESKTOP!
Oh yes, the VITA-DESKTOP! It’s literally MY DESKTOP, only 1/4 of the size! Yeah! It’s got one game on it so far, the "ULTIMATE LAME SHIP GAME!" That’s gonna be pretty cool. Especially the scores you can get on it, the score cap is at 999 trillion points! It also lets you download files from my webserver.
I was GONNA put it so that you can play it directly on the website, but NO! The Vitalize plugin doesn’t support Multimedia Fusion 2 yet! Even though MMF2’s been out for over a year. Oh, and there hasn’t been another extension created for it in¬†months, so its power is kinda stuck, especially as now I’ve figured out that they haven’t even let¬†MMF2 use your hardware graphics card yet, which is extremely DUMB. It can’t even pull off a basic particle system without slowdown! So until that happens, there’ll be NO cool effects in my games. Which sucks. Well… I can pull off a basic motion trail without it crashing, that’s it.
So, you’ll have to download the VITA-DESKTOP off my site when it’s up, and give it a try. Open-mouthed
Oh, and by the way.
You need…
Waffles. Lots of waffles.
*energetic drum loop*
*drum loop stops*
And chips.
And beer!
Brilliant vid. Open-mouthed
And now I go to do VITA-DESKTOPPY DOOM. Bye!

HAHA! Hey, everyone that didn’t pre-order GH3… YOU FAIL!

I say you fail because I just got an e-mail from GAME, with the subject "Important information about your pre-order." So, I said, "Crap, it’s gonna be delayed, isn’t it?" and opened it. Here’s the e-mail:

Dear Mr Holmes

Thank you for the following order placed with GAME.

Order number(s):

You may have noticed that the price of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with Les Paul Guitar Controller on the GAME site has gone up to 74.99 GBP

Please do not worry, your credit / debit card will be charged with the lower amount as originally agreed when you placed the order. This is merely one of the benefits of the GAME 1st To Play Preorder Service!


Don’t forget that by using a Reward Card when placing a software Preorder you will receive Double Points!

You can sign up for a Reward Card by clicking on the link below:


Order Tracking: Click on the following link to track your order online, or go to "Order Tracking" on the site:



Contact Us:
Telephone: +44 (0)870 750 2743 (National Rate for UK callers)
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.


Thank you for using the GAME 1st To Play Preorder service!


So, everyone that has pre-ordered it before yesterday would have got the game for ¬£60. NOW, it’s ¬£75, but I pay ¬£60 because I pre-ordered it early! HAHAHAAA! AND I get double points, and that’s 5% of the price of the game when it comes out!
I’m glad that I did that now, I was gonna wait ’till it came out and then buy it! But THEN, I would have been charged ¬£15 more! So, I have an extra ¬£15 towards some other game, like Ace Combat 6 or something! Ha HA.
(Sorry to brag, but I have the RIGHT to now. Tongue out)

I swear, this is the last time I will rant about it. It’s nearly boring ME now. NEARLY.

This was GOING to be another comment on¬†Em’s comment, but I decided I have a lot to say, so here it is. Read the comments on the previous entry if you don’t know what we’re talking about, everyone else.
Doodage! (Damn, something REALLY RANDOM comes out EVERY TIME!)
Yeah, I try not to get wound up at them, ‘s’just when they don’t care about anything¬†technological that I make,¬†(RMS IS AWESOMENESS!) so¬†then I make a story in my free time just to try and get some decent comments from them, and then I get nervous about showing the story because it’s like,¬†not my personality, I mean, the story’s dark and Ant-like (haha Ant, ZOP!), and I’m THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE in real life, so I’ll think that everyone will think I’ve just suddenly turned depressed,¬†and then when I DO manage to pluck up the courage to¬†tell them I’ve been writing it, they don’t really give a toss! Eh well. My¬†mum would have hated it anyway, and my sister still reckons it’s a children’s story.
And about me getting angry at your answer, I’d only get angry if you had got it a million miles off, like, say it was a children’s story, even though there has been… what… a brutally mutilated Wyrm, an extremely vicious fight between Whirlwind and Ice, a horrible scene with the Dark Dragon… if this is a children’s story, then Saw III is a hilarious comedy for infants.
And that as well, people watch horror films like Saw and crap, and say it’s really horrible, and then they may read my story and not be bothered by it. Yes, I know Saw is a film and Dragon Worlds is a book, but I wonder if it’d be the same if they were switched around. No, really! See, this happened once, and it kinda enraged me… a lot. I didn’t SHOW it, but I really FELT it inside. It doesn’t help when you have this little dragon in your head, either. (No, I’m not telling you. You’d think I was some sort of retard when I TRULY put my thoughts on a¬†page.)
Anyway, I was just at some sort of library, I can’t remember whether it was Kingsley, or… no, no wait… it was on Amazon. Yep, I remember¬†it now.¬†I decided to look for any dragon myths, ANY myth that didn’t end in the dragon being slain. I saw a pretty damned long book on dragons (’bout 400 pages) that seemed to be the main characters (That’s a first. No, wait, it’s a second, I was officially there first with the best story, not meaning to brag… Wink), and I thought I could compare it with mine… maybe… but after reading one page of the prologue I was so blindingly confused about all the RETARDED names and seemingly INVISIBLE plot, I gave in. So, I continued with my search until this one¬†book¬†caught my eye. I looked at the title, and it was like,¬†a collection of dragon¬†myths,¬†assumingly for kids and young teens. I brought it up, as I was intrigued.
After my shite internet had loaded the front cover, I actually growled. I only EVER do that when I am REALLY angry, which is, hardly ever, unless I’m playing against some laggy bastard on Halo that managed to kill me twice with one bullet.
Now, earlier I mentioned that it was for kids and young teens. The stories might have been, but the cover, it was just not right. There was this knight standing over a dragon corpse, which was covered in blood. Now you see why I growled?
The thing is, it was really¬†graphic, like… REALLY graphic.¬†And yet, they allow a young kid to get a book with a bleeding dragon on it, but they DON’T allow the young kid into a horror movie with probably AS MUCH graphic violence there as on the book?! What in HELL’S NAME?!¬†Sure, I know one’s a film and one’s a book, but ANY bleeding creature on a kid’s book is just not right in my eyes.
That’s why I’m really sensitive about dragons. No, I don’t cry over them, don’t even try and pull THAT one on me, but I just reckon that they’re seriously undermined. Come on, dragons are¬†by far the BEST mythological creature, and¬†people are just¬†RUINING them by following crappy traditonal myths!
It’s just that one thing that really annoyed me. So, nowadays, they can show a bleeding dragon¬†on the cover of a kids book, but they can’t show a bleeding human.¬†Um, why?
*ahem* Yes, I know, I have had this rant over and over and OVER again, and you’re probably getting quite tired of it. But it’s just my mission to get everyone to use their imaginations instead of using the same old boring, stupid dragon slaying myth. As soon as you hear or read¬†the word "dragonslayer" in a story as it is talking about one of the main characters, you can EASILY predict the ending. Unless it’s Dragonheart. See, all you storywriters and film makers, the only reason you think Dragonheart sucked is because it was GOOD, better than the TRADTIONAL dragon myth! *in patronising voice* And oh, no, you didn’t want your precious myth to be taken from you and made better did you? Well, BOO FRIGGIN’ HOO! Also,¬†ban all World War II games from ever being created again, I think they are getting BORING now.
Now that that’s outta the way…
Out of interest, now¬†that I’ve mentioned my mum and sister not reading it, therefore I have NO-ONE but Em reading it right now, (Feel privileged,¬†fellow dragon. Don’t scream and run now. No, DON’T! Not do! Do not!)¬†has anyone else read any of the chapters yet? I’m¬†mildly considering the thing you recommended I should do, Em… MILDLY.¬†I probably will stop considering it until I can get some varied people to read it. And then the more people like it, the better the story will get because I might get inspiration from others, and the more UNMILDLY I think about "it".
Hell, I’ll POST it to Ant if I really have to! No, wait! What’s his address? That would be good!¬†The bugger’s never on MSN so I can’t jump on him with my story, either, even though it’s actually TEN TIMES BIGGER than his modem!
I can probably jump on Matt PotMan with it, even though I reckon he won’t like it that much. And he’ll be too stoned to read it, anyway, but give him a try if you do show anyone! I just ignore people who say it’s shite with no reason at all.
Eekay,¬†I leave you with a question: How many words are in Dragon Worlds right now? Go on, take a guess… Open-mouthed
Bye de bye!

A quick question about my story…

Right, I have just had an extremely offensive hint from my sister at my story being what it ISN’T. She didn’t SAY it DIRECTLY, but it really annoyed me.
So here’s¬†the question for you:
Is my story a children’s story?
No, really, answer the question, and I’ll comment on your answer.
And don’t worry! The next chapters will be up soon, maybe sometime today.
And now:
Have you seen my service record on Halo 3? It’s nothing to SCREAM about, but I’ve got some pretty cool screenshots,¬†probably the funniest¬†being this one:
The white one’s the enemy, and I’m the red one, getting pwned because of¬†LAG! He shot me THROUGH THE FLOOR! That was blindingly gay and annoying when it happened, but the screenshot was hilarious. Click on the pic to download it and just open it, and view it full screen, it looks better there.
That whole game was awesome, it was SO CLOSE!¬†When there was¬†TEN SECONDS LEFT, I was one behind the leader, so I¬†killed someone, and managed to pull off a double kill, went into the lead, and then the guy who I overtook killed one more just before the end of the game, making it a DRAW! It was… brilliant, what a game.
All my screenshots are here:
The last two suck. And then there’s my pathetic collection of ranked medals:
Open-mouthed¬†Anyhoo, I’m gonna be going now. Bye bye!