Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Not Christmas

You are godlike in your studies when you get straight HDs.
You are godlike in CS when you get the highest kill and the lowest death.
You are godlike in dota when you kill 9 times without dying once to your foes.

That is nothing compared to this:

You are GODLIKE when you are pregnant and your family knows nothing about it until the baby is born.

Don’t ask me anything about it, I won’t elaborate further.


So.. I celebrated Christmas with my relatives yesterday. My family brought a dish over so it won’t look like we are eating for free. Everyone helped in the kitchen (well, almost everyone) so that we can start our dinner earlier since the majority are already complaining.

Just another day. NO!

After we finished our dinner, we sat down and talked to each other, with random topics flying about. Well, we don’t usually have the chance to gather together every time like Christmas.

Suddenly, some random ‘manimal’ (mammal + animal) shouted here and there as if it is trying to demand something.

It was ignored.

So, the ‘manimal’ failed. Time for plan B.

Foul languages flying about for a couple of minutes. Loud and clear. The dogs stop barking, even the night insects stop making noises.

I could have sworn that the neighbors around us asked among themselves “what kind of animal is that?”

Again, it was Christmas Eve, so there’s no point to add more fuel to the fire. The only thing I did is shaking my head sadly and sigh.

Begone, manimal!

So everything quieted down again. The atmosphere became silent. There are no more topics left to talk about.

I believe there is a saying that goes like this: Treat others like how you wanted to be treated by them.

Anyway Merry Christmas to everyone. Be grateful that your Christmas is not as screwed up as mine.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Qing-Er!


After thinking for a long time, I've decided not to blog about my trip to Hong Kong and Shenzhen as it will be a very very very very long entry, probably boring too.

My laptop arrived 2 days earlier than the said date.

Everything is working fine, just that I have no idea how to configure the wireless connection to work properly. It does connect to the internet but the speed is so slow =/

I've been playing the American version of Dekaron - 2moons. Introduced by Chen but he stopped halfway.

Yea I know there's nothing much to show, but at least I did provide a pic about the gameplay..

Also, Da Capo II is a great disappointment IMO or maybe they are saving the best for the last? We'll find out soon enough.

Friday, November 30, 2007

I'm back! Will upload the pics when I have the time.

Also, R.I.P to the unfortunate ones out there...

Saturday, November 24, 2007

This is a rant

Not too long ago I praised the streamyx team for being very efficient and helpful.

Sadly I'm taking back my words again.

Streamyx: Ranked one of the world lousiest internet broadband connection and also pricy if you compare its connection speed and the price to pay.


Starting from 11 am till 1 am, the connection speed is so terrible untul I can even get disconnected in online games counting more than 30 times a day (highest ping record to NA servers: 19294 ms). <--- WTF is that?

Because of that, I am forced to change my sleeping hours to afternoon and stay awake after midnight as no one else or maybe just a few are using streamyx after midnight. I know it’s crazy but that’s what I did to play online games. Sounds very desperate eh? Sigh.


I’ll be leaving for HK for like 5 day 4 night trip with my family and along with some other families of the cell group members.

Personally, I never gave a thought of going there and never intended to go there too. So you can say that I am forced to go.

I know some will tell me to be grateful to go on a trip and I’ll tell you why I choose not to go.

I hate traveling because of those events that happened few years back and I rarely had any fond memories of it. Speaking of Hong Kong, it brings back bitter memories that I am supposed to have forgotten long ago. Thanks so much for bringing those memories back.

Anyway it is the past and should be forgotten; I wouldn’t want to have anything to do with it anymore.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A new beginning

I can feel the joy of Christmas…

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la…

The results are released at 6:xx pm.

I nearly suffocated when I search for my results because I knew I did badly in my EMB.

Few days ago...

I even called my subject lecturer to help me out but she told me there’s not much she can do as there is another co-marker who will be marking the papers too.

I prayed to God again and again, asking for the same thing that is to be able to pass both my EMB and Physics B. I know this sounds lame but I did promise to quit dota if I pass both of my subjects this time. I even put in that I will help in VBS but that’s another story.


Yeah, amazingly our gang of friends passed. We couldn’t be more grateful than that.

This might be sudden but now its time for me to put an end to my dota life. In case any of you are reading this, I want to apologize for leaving without any word.

A short convo with uncle Kenneth. Lol.
I’m definitely going to miss you all:

Kenneth aka Jiffy,
Ric aka Kheez,
Siang aka Alphavam,
Kenneth aka DemonHunter,
Calendar aka Keat Meng,
Rafe Daniel aka Rafe,
Shina aka Reikemuguri,
Sheau Ying aka Berry,
Kennedy aka Lancerance.

The 3 Hew brothers:
Nicholas aka Puyo;
Kenneth aka Tetsujin
Kelvin aka KelvinHew.

And the list goes on. I’m sorry if your names are not included or if I misspell your name.

Happy Holidays everyone, see you all at the ‘advance’ race next semester.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

The four seasons, Part II

I’ve started to use the chat program – mIRC that I had ignored all these years. Not for chatting but for high speed anime downloading. I never knew that such programs could be useful if torrent fails your targeted speed.

Are there any other uses for ICQ (I seek you) ?


Regarding The four seasons, I was right about meeting another part of the four seasons. Just that it is not in order.

4 years ago, I met Summer. She was the one who taught me about love.

1 year ago, I met Autumn. She has changed much since.

And today, I met Spring. Accidentally. She happened to be someone important to me.

I was wondering when I will be meeting Winter... I'll gladly stop at Spring. IF that is possible.

Oh ya, Kenny Sia came to Swinburne today. Was told that he came to give a talk on Business issues if not mistaken. Didn't get to see him in person, not that I mind anyway.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Unexpected Telekom + Streamyx service

Physics B test 2 just ended not too long ago. I think that’s the first time the points given in MCQ questions are equal to subjective questions. C’mon it’s Physics B, not some common subject like KMT – 80 MCQ questions.


This will probably be my last entry until the final exams ended.

My internet connection was down last Sunday. It happened somewhere near 8.30am and somehow, I have a feeling that it happened abnormally. The reason I said this is because I remember praying to God to allow me to have self-control on myself to not touch a single game of Dota until finals ended 4 hours ago.

Without my internet connection, I cannot login to Bs3 and play Dota like usual. Knowing that this way will not work for me – I realized that I cannot go on normally without internet connection. My dad called Telekom to fix the problem and the first thing that came to my mind is: this will definitely take days or even weeks.

So again I pray to God for my internet connection back, with the promise that I won’t touch a single game of Dota.

Again my prayer was answered – Telekom workers came to fix the problem but the problem persists. 2 hours later, Streamyx workers came like 3 times to check on everything until my connection was restored then only they left.

God played His part, now’s my turn to play my own part. I wonder how I will go on without Dota until my finals ended. It’s like severing a part of me away unwillingly but for the sake of passing my exams… I’ll just have to do it – I don’t have any other choice, do I?


Here’s something to share with everyone:

If you don’t understand what this picture meant, please visit here: -Click me-

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Winnie!

We celebrated Winnie’s birthday a day earlier at Pizza Hut again.

Thanks for making me realize that I am a cheese freak, along with some other guys. I am positive the waitress got frightened of us for finishing all the cheese powder provided and still asked for a refill.

Maybe we should think again before playing with food.

1st up: 7-up with chili sauce, tomato sauce, pepper sauce, cheese powder (actually anything that is available in pizza hut is thrown inside).

Looks like carrot juice and tomato puree added up. We assume that it will definitely send the one who drank it to toilet for hours and hours.

Sadly, this prototype failed to yield any results as no one dared to give it a shot. Or maybe Robert did take a tiny sip. But from the look of his face, it looks like he went through hell and back.

2nd up: 7-up with 111.11% MSG (or salt). Guaranteed to work for certain people who like to be bald, permanently. This is also a total failure as test subject realized the change of color in his drink before he even took a sip.

3rd up: Garlic bread with pepper sauce, chili sauce, pepper etc added. Oomph guaranteed!

║Happy Birthday Winnie║


I felt that I am going back in time again.

This time, I miss the ABC and Ice kacang that 2 hawker dudes sold at the back of my secondary school. Setting up a humble stall by the roadside, whatever you ordered will be done in less than a minute.

The ABC they sell has a variety of flavors and you can choose to add whatever you want into your ABC. Of course, it will cost more that way. I can still remember students surrounding the stall; they sure earn a lot of money just from the secondary school students alone, excluding the students in INTI College and passersby.

Part of me wants to grow up and be matured in all aspects while the other part of me wants to stay as a secondary school student forever, no stress in finals, creating chaos in school compound, jumping from floors to floors and doing everything that I am allowed to do in secondary school that I am not allowed to in Swinburne any more.

Sometimes I wished that I can take this year and integrate it with the past so I wouldn’t have suffered back then. Anyway, everything that had happened back then will be in my mind for eternity because no matter how I reason it, at the end of the day the fault is still mine.

All I can say is: “I wish I have the power to reverse time.

I intend to write more but maybe it would be better if I save it for the next time, assuming that I can still remember about it.

P.S: Can anyone send me this song "神话" sang by Jackie Chan and another girl? I’m looking for the complete Chinese version, not the one mixed with Korean… Thanks.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A touching story worth reading

║ Touching ║

Dear Patrick,

I was then an only child who had everything I could ever want. But even a pretty, spoiled and rich kid could get lonely once in a while so when Mom told me that she was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I imagined how wonderful you would be and how we'd always be together and how much you would look like me. So, when you were born, I looked at your tiny hands and feet and marveled at how beautiful you were.

We took you home and I showed you proudly to my friends. They would touch you and sometimes pinch you, but you never reacted. When you were five months old, some things began to bother Mom. You seemed so unmoving and numb, and your cry sounded odd --- almost like a kitten's. So we brought you to many doctors.

The thirteenth doctor who looked at you quietly said you have the "cry du chat" (pronounced Kree-do-sha) syndrome, "cry of the cat" in French.

When I asked what that meant, he looked at me with pity and softly said, "Your brother will never walk nor talk." The doctor told us that it is a condition that afflicts one in 50,000 babies, rendering victims severely retarded. Mom was shocked and I was furious.

I thought it was unfair. When we went home, Mom took you in her arms and cried. I looked at you and realized that word will get around that you're not normal. So to hold on to my popularity, I did the unthinkable ... I disowned you. Mom and Dad didn't know but I steeled myself not to love you as you grew. Mom and Dad showered you love and attention and that made me bitter. And as the years passed, that bitterness turned to anger, and then hate.

Mom never gave up on you. She knew she had to do it for your sake.

Every time she put your toys down, you'd roll instead of crawl. I watched her heart break every time she took away your toys and strapped your tummy with foam so you couldn't roll. You struggle and you're cry in that pitiful way, the cry of the kitten. But she still didn't give up.

And then one day, you defied what all your doctors said -- you crawled.

When mom saw this, she knew you would eventually walk. So when you were still crawling at age four, she'd put you on the grass with only your diapers on knowing that you hate the feel of the grass on your skin.

Then she'd leave you there. I would sometimes watch from the windows and smile at your discomfort. You would crawl to the sidewalk and Mom would put you back. Again and again, Mom repeated this on the lawn. Until one day, Mom saw you pull yourself up and toddle off the grass as fast as your little legs could carry you.

Laughing and crying, she shouted for Dad and I to come. Dad hugged you crying openly.

I watched from my bedroom window this heartbreaking scene.

Over the years, Mom taught you to speak, read and write. From then on, I would sometime see you walk outside, smell the flowers, marvel at the birds, or just smile at no one. I began to see the beauty of the world through your eyes. It was then that I realized that you were my brother and no matter how much I tried to hate you, I couldn't, because I had grown to love you.

During the next few days, we again became acquainted with each other. I would buy you toys and give you all the love that a sister could ever give to her brother. And you would reward me by smiling and hugging me.

But I guess, you were never really meant for us. On your tenth birthday, you felt severe headaches. The doctor's diagnosis - leukemia. Mom gasped and Dad held her, while I fought hard to keep my tears from falling. At that moment, I loved you all the more. I couldn't even bear to leave your side. Then the doctors told us that your only hope is to have a bone marrow transplant. You became the subject of a nationwide donor search. When at last we found the right match, you were too sick, and the doctor reluctantly ruled out the operations. Since then, you underwent chemotherapy and radiation.

Even at the end, you continued to pursue life. Just a month before you died, you made me draw up a list of things you wanted to do when you got out of the hospital. Two days after the list was completed, you asked the doctors to send you home. There, we ate ice cream and cake, run across the grass, flew kites, went fishing, took pictures of one another and let the balloons fly. I remember the last conversation that we had. You said that if you die, and if I need of help, I could send you a note to heaven by tying it on the string of any balloon and letting it fly. When you said this, I started crying. Then you hugged me. Then again, for the last time, you got sick.

That last night, you asked for water, a back rub, a cuddle. Finally, you went into seizure with tears streaming down your face. Later, at the hospital, you struggled to talk but the words wouldn't come. I know what you wanted to say. "Hear you," I whispered. And for the last time, I said, "I'll always love and I will never forget you. Don't be afraid. You'll soon be with God in heaven." Then, with my tears flowing freely, I watched the bravest boy I had ever known finally stop breathing. Dad, Mom and I cried until I felt as if there were no more tears left. Patrick was finally gone, leaving us behind.

From then on, you were my source of inspiration. You showed me how to love life and live to the fullest. With your simplicity and honesty, you showed me a world full of love and caring. And you made me realize that the most important thing in this life is to continue loving without asking why or how and without setting any limit.

Thank you, my little brother, for all these.

~ Author Unknown

This story is taken from Blueserver forums, I find it touching and hope that it is the same for you all.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

October the 2nd

Da Capo II is out!


That was the first time:

A blur princess, a cow and a girl stayed up chatting until the Big Ben strucked even though they have classes in the morning.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Of blood and nice boat.

If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience?
Or does He give them the opportunity to be patient?

If someone prayed for courage, does God give them courage?
Or does He give them the opportunity to be courageous?

If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings? Or does He give them opportunities to love each other?

The quotes above are taken from the movie ‘Evan Almighty’. I’m not sure if I mis-typed any of it. Anyway it carries the same meaning so... No sweat.

Yeap, this movie is kinda touching for me. The time spent to torrent the DVD version of this movie is not wasted at all. :)


Take a look at this picture:

The 2 girls looked very caring and loving and [insert praise here] isn’t it?

But it didn’t turn out to be that way.

The main character for the anime – School Days – Makoto Ito happened to be one of the millions and millions of assholes in this world. When I mean assholes, I mean a two-timer. Nobody likes that, I just don’t get what is so fun in being a 2-timer. For Makoto’s case, he’s more than just a 2-timer. This is how the storyline goes, there’s no point criticizing it.

Despite that, many people are still following the course of the anime, including me. For me, I will just read the summary from Random Curiosity as I find the episodes getting more and more boring. Like many others, I await the final episode, and it is available in torrent sites today.

Why did I say so? It’s because he slept with almost all the girls in the anime, including one of the two girls shown in the picture – Saionji Sekai and Kotonoha Katsura.

Since the first few episodes, many people commented that a guy like him should just burn in hell. I seconded that and will be very pleased if he dies a horrible death. My wish came true; in fact, the majority’s wish came true. He died in the end; stabbed to death by the girl whom he made pregnant – Saionji Sekai.

This is how Makoto Ito died:

Approaching him, using a short message to apologize and wishing him goodbye.

Here, Makoto is screaming in agony.

This is the n’th number of stabbings.

The blood is black in colour.

That ends the tale of the legendary-multiple-timer – Makoto Ito.


Kotonoha Katsura is the kind of girl that carries a peaceful tone with a killing intent. After realizing that Makoto Ito died from multiple stabs, she proceeds to severe the head of Makoto Ito and placed it in a bag. If I am asked why she did that, maybe she’s just lonely and wants her dead boyfriend’s company.

She confronted Saionji Sekai at the rooftop by sending her a sms using Makoto Ito’s handphone. At the rooftop; by the way she talk, you can sense a peaceful aura around her, it’s like there’s happiness and heaven and nothing else BUT the aura is overridden by her killing intent.

The rooftop, nostalgic as it is, used to be the place where the trio – Makoto Ito, Saionji Sekai and Kotonoha Katsura had lunch together. One died from stabbing; the other will die from being cleaved. The remaining two faced each other and only one will leave the rooftop alive.

As the story goes, Kotonoha Katsura slashed Saionji Sekai and left her corpse at the rooftop to rot.

Here’s how it happens:

This bag contains the severed head of Makoto Ito.

Katsura-san’s Cleaver (+10)

Parrying the knife carried by Saionji Sekai.

Initiating the first slash… with a calm look on her face

On the neck of Saionji Sekai; Blood spluttered out.

Besides being the girl with a peaceful tone and a killing intent, she stays loyal and still clings to the remains of the dead Makoto Ito – his head. She took his head with him everywhere she went including the proposed trip on the yacht with the two of them only. She got what she wanted; she was with him his head alone.

On my own, pretending he’s beside me…

It sure is nice to have such a loyal girlfriend. But to the extend of carrying the head of your dead boyfriend is definitely a no-no for me and for many out there.

Somewhere within me, I hoped for a happy ending like maybe the main character gets to be with one of the 2 girls instead of this 2-in-1 gruesome ending (Saionji Sekai stabbing Makoto Ito + Kotonoha Katsura slashing Saionji Sekai). Maybe it’s because I’m exposed to too many heart-touching animes and movies, thus causing me to cast aside gruesome or brutal shows.

The down-side of this final episode is there are no sound effects of the stabbings and slashing. It is replaced by flashbacks and background music instead.

Anyway, nice boat. Isn’t it?

The rooftop will be left empty from now onwards.

Offtopic: SK did mention that Kotonoha Katsura finally smiles at episode 11.

Looking at this smile, it felt so cold and brutal now - the intention of killing hidden behind a smiling shell.

P.S: You can read the summary of the whole episode in Random Curiosity too.

Credits: Random Curiosity and SK for the pictures.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Do you Maphack?

This morning, somewhere near 8am, a friend of mine smsed me asking me about the correct spelling of certain words.

The troubling part of the sms is: ‘I’m having test now. Need help!’

I didn’t know you could do this in MUET exams, or maybe it was just a mock MUET paper…


We went to X-Fab, former 1st Silicon this afternoon. If I'm not mistaken, someone said Zhi Wei will definitely go:

Because the bus driver kept driving to the wrong road and had to turn back.

Overall it's quite an interesting trip if you are interested to work in X-Fab in the future. The designated time to return to Swinburne is 4.30pm. We reached Swinburne at 5.45pm.


It’s been awhile since I last blogged, it’s not because there is nothing to blog but mainly because I don’t feel like it. This evening, I suddenly have this urge to blog again. It happened right after my EMB class ended at 6.30pm.

As I was stepping out of the lecture hall, I overheard a conversation between two guys talking about GG-client stuff and something I really hope that I had misheard - The legendary banned program/application - Map hack.

Yes, I am quite sensitive when it comes to ‘Maphack’ not because I am a maphacker myself but because I hate maphackers. I’d always called them nooblet, sissy, sore loser, and any negative name you could think of for calling someone else.

Luckily they were talking about GG-client that I wouldn’t give a damn of. As far as I heard from Bs3 forums, GG-client is full of leavers and noobs. It happened when someone from the vast population of Bs3 talked about how great he was in GG-client and expecting praises from everyone. Instead of getting what he wanted, he got flamed badly – nobody called him a pro but a noob. I pity him.

My point is: there is nothing to show off when you win a game using maphack programs. You might feel good about winning a game but what are you without your precious maphack program? You might be nothing but dust when u depend too much on it.

Ever heard of players using maphack programs and still lose? At first I find it unusual, having seen the whole map, one is like a god. But what’s the point of having a team of 5 players playing maphack? If they are just kids, I understand, but the majority of the players fall in the category of teenagers (13-19 years old).

No matter how a person uses his/her maphack program, they can never beat absolute teamwork. Like Chen said: DOTA stands for:

D - Defense
O - Offence
T - Teamwork
A - Attack? (Forgot)

Having all the 4 components ensures victory over your enemies. Whenever I played against a bunch of maphackers and still win, its time to do something I dislike – taunt. Yes, taunt them till the end of game, even until they had to type /squelch (my id). But I’m not alone, my teammates which are usually my clanmates will flame them too, in a more terrible way.


The first –ber month is coming to an end and Mooncake Festival ended yesterday. I received this:

After forcing persuading her to tell me how she did that, I made one myself:


It’s just sad to wish yourself Happy Mooncake Festival =/

Monday, September 17, 2007

Saturday Night Fever

After today, I won't be seeing her in msn for like 2 weeks. Good luck in your coming Mock STPM my friend.

Oh well, here comes Mr. Lonely =/

We celebrated Zhi Wei’s birthday 6 days earlier at Pizza Hut. Too bad Chen couldn't make it. I think everyone know what I mean by that...

There are around 20+ people who attended the birthday party. Firstly we have to thank Ah Seng and those involved for booking the tables for the 20+ people attending.

Money is still everything. Don't ask me why.

Somewhere around 7pm sharp, we arranged for the birthday boy to sit face to face with a certain someone. But then, Jeffrey called and gave us the bad news saying that the VIP is not coming. Disappointed as we are (not as serious as Zhi Wei.. xD) nobody bothered about the sitting positions anymore. Moments later, more people arrived.

Jeffrey was the last to arrive, but nobody blamed him. Everyone agreed that he took his sweet time driving the girls to Pizza Hut. The VIP was with him too. It turned out that Jeffrey told a lie, for a greater cause of course. But then, it had disrupted our original plan. Never mind that, the surprise element is still there. Anyway, it is not wrong to lie, as long as it is for a greater cause. (Lee 2006)

There’s this tiny bottle of pepper sauce, innocent as it looks, contains a hot, fiery, burning and passionate taste unknown to many. That bottle seated itself quietly on the serving tray, waiting to ‘pounce’ on the unwary. To Martin Lu, it is something common for him as he grew up consuming great amount of chili during meals.

Somehow, without knowing, Robert actually brought both the birthday boy and the VIP closer indirectly. I have no idea how it actually started but here’s a rough idea on what is going on:

Robert was challenged by the VIP (or the other way round).

If Robert is able to finish a piece of pizza topped with pepper sauce, the VIP will follow suit.

Robert ‘sacrificed’ his stomach and ate up the pizza; it is the VIP’s turn now.

Of course, everyone or almost everyone present knew that the birthday boy will definitely ‘assist’ the VIP in finishing the piece of pizza topped with more pepper sauce than ever.

Birthday boy is destined to finish the piece of pizza. With so many cameras surrounding him, he had no choice but to resign to fate.

It was time to leave the warm and cozy Pizza Hut.

Originally, we planned to spend the night at Friendship Park. But then there was a light rain so we changed our destination to the poikeeteo or Airport.

Zhi Wei and Dennis raced to the airport. Again, Zhi Wei performed his driving speeding skills but Dennis somehow overtook him and that surprised Kelvin greatly.

Many things happened in the Airport, it will be too long if I write out everything so I’ll just sum them up…:

Speaking of girls going to toilet in groups; all the guys - around 15 went into the toilet at the same time. Some went to answer nature’s call, some went to ‘set’ their hair, some went to chat and some went to fool around.

Again, Jeffrey took his sweet time driving to the Airport.

The young ladies were browsing through one of the chocolate shops. We (guys) knew something is going on so we played our role in their ‘special plan’; Martin performed his distraction skill unto Zhi Wei, taking him for a walk.

After quite some time, they finally decided on a box of chocolates for Zhi Wei and paid for it. Too bad it’s not Valentine’s Day. Nope, they did not give the chocolates to him in unison; it was for the VIP to give it to him. How sweet of them… Haha!

After what seems like hours, the girls managed to persuade the VIP to give the chocolates to Zhi Wei.

Outside, the guys are fooling around with Wei Kiat’s Hilux. That is to perform the so called mini ‘leap of faith’. Here’s an example:

Ok, maybe that is common...

Credits to Soon Ping for uploading the videos.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Dang, what now?!


This has been in my mind for quite some time but I always forget to blog about

In BuuuServer (I mean blueserver); majority of the citizens of buuuserver can be easily fooled by words. Yes, just words. There are loads of no-life freaks who’s just so free to spam the buuuserver forum for the so called ‘gold’ that enables you to enhance your ID displayed in the forum. But sadly, that option was disabled long ago.

Then, there are many who took up this sex-change program offered indirectly in the server. How does it work you wonder? Well, since the majority of the population in buuuserver consists of males, some of them were so sad about the shortage of female players. Therefore, they started acting like one. They can go as far as creating girlish IDs and act like a genuine girl, nobody will ever notice it. Don’t be surprised to hear guys flirting with another guy.

The benefits of being a female player in buuuserver? You are the center of attraction, you will see many retards (guys) trying so hard to get your attention. Once the guys know that this particular ID (which happens to be some sad-guy-seeking-for-attention) belongs to a female, they will try to befriend you and shower you with full attention. If you fail (assuming you accidentally let out your true identity of being a guy behind the monitor), be prepared for some intense flaming. There’s always another choice, after a few days, try again somewhere else with different methods. Nobody is going to fall for the same trick twice, unless he/she is stupid. (Chen 2007)

There are other ways to gain popularity in buuuserver. (Usually works for female players only). Here are a few examples:

Have good gaming skills? Guys will spam invitation to you, requesting you to join their game whenever you go online.

Have the looks? Even if you don’t (assuming you are just a sad guy who thirsts for attention), you can have some idiots idling in buuuserver channel to spread word about you being a ‘Leng Lui’ or ‘Chio Bu’ or ‘Hot Chick’ or whatever you name it.

Whenever a guy asked you (with a female ID) for your picture, simply go to friendster and take any pictures that you find it attractive from others, then send it to the guy via Messenger. It works, really. I’m not joking.

The next stage would be to fool that guy (your new victim) with some sweet promises. Once everything is stable, you can cheat him of his savings account (chances of success is 50%). Remember to do it in one shot, if you miss it, that’s bye bye to a chance to earn yourself some extra pocket $$ for you (one of my friends was a victim for that, pity him. Lol).

Ok, maybe I shouldn’t laugh. It wasn’t entirely my fault when he chose not to listen to our advice. Moving on, I believe the majority login buuuserver to play games (some just login to look for girls in their friend lists, if none are online, they just logout).

In the past, when there is a shortage of hosts (a player who creates a game), players will rush into any games available on the list.

Now, there are too many hosts and a shortage of players. It is the other way round this time, the hosts must think of some attractive game title to attract players into their game. It began with something like: [(game version and mode) Girl host, don’t bully]. Amazingly, the game slots were filled up almost instantly. Words spread like wildfire, soon, the majority of the hosts started going with titles like: [(game version and mode) Leng lui Host] or [(game version and mode) Leng lui inside] or any catchy title they could think of.

Inside the game, players are likely to go: “who is leng lui?” or “leng lui ASL?” or talk of some tall tales trying to attract the ‘leng lui’ inside. If they are ignored, the chances that they leave a game is somewhere near to 0%.

I tried pretending like one before; actually my clan mate started it when he created a game title that goes something like: [dota game version and mode – leng lui inside]. Like what he predicted, players flow in almost instantly and there goes the bombardment of questions on who is the leng lui. Somehow, I became the victim when my friend said I am his girlfriend. Soon, they started asking for handphone numbers and msn contact, typical. A simple “hi” and “don’t bully me please” made all of them stayed in the game room until the countdown began.

In the game, they got owned badly by me, courtesy of my teammates. Instead of seeing them leave 1 by 1, all of them stayed and play on. Pitying our opponents, we end the game as fast as we could. The funny part is that one of the guys still insists on getting my contact. In the end, we told him that there are no girls inside the team he is playing against. He must have been so disappointed when he became silent throughout the game.

Try creating a game with the title that goes like: [(game version and mode) Leng zhai Host]. The chances of that game title being ignored are close to 70% or even higher.

Attention: This blog entry bears no offence to any genuine female players in Bs3; the author is just tired of seeing males pretending to be females when they obviously failed badly in acting as one.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Which type of Dota player are you?

This evening (yesterday evening to be precise since its 3am now), I was 'awarded' two titles unwillingly.

It started when I pointed out that my cousin is evil and in return, she awarded me with two titles and they are ‘Blur King’ and ‘DC (disconnect) King’ respectively.



I find this piece of article interesting so I thought to share it with everyone reading this blog.

This is taken from Uncyclopedia - Dota Psychology:

There are a lot of different players, playing dota. A guy, specialized in different personalities has categorized the people who play dota, into several types. Here is a list of the most common types:

The Chinese Gold Farmer

First of all, this guy probably got into DOTA from playing World of Warcraft and failing grades at school in order to play World of Warcraft. You will notice that whatever is happening whether your entire team is getting wiped out or your base is under attack, this guy will always do one thing.

Yep, that's farm up super-dooper-drop-your-pants-zomg-bbq items! Someone should tell him the game only lasts around 1 hour and after that everything he earns will be gone. Oh well I guess there's some sort of pleasure in amassing virtual goodies that don't exist in the real world.

(PS. if you think I'm racist I'm Chinese myself.)

Strategy: Gank him. That's it. He'll be too busy pushing forward in the lane and won't be thinking about battles or ganks.

Preferred Heroes: Alchemist, Doom

The Wannabe Hero

Whether it be taking all the leavers items, farming up until late game and getting Beyond Godlike all of a sudden, or posting hundreds of replays on as hans2; this guy will go out of his way to get the phatest of lewt, highest amount of XP etc. He will probably not help you in a gank unless he's 100% sure he'll get a kill and make himself look good. Wait till late game and let him carry the team.

These guys could be a blessing come the 50th minute mark. Or if not then they're as useful to the team as 3 Lothar's Edge's on a Stealth Assassin.

Hey, what can I say? You play to win; you play to look good in front of everyone.

Strategy: Deny and harass until he gets pissed off and rage quits. If he stays then applaud the other players on his team and he'll also get pissed off.

Preferred Heroes: Clinkz, Clinkz, Clinkz, Naix

The Rambo

Ever seen guys who will rush into a fray of 5 enemy heroes and die and then start spamming words to the effect of "ZOMG NOOBS YOU DIDN'T HELP ME!!!! (Rambo has left the game). These guys have a seriously difficult time figuring out when a gank is coming, what minimap pings mean, why 5v1 is not odds to be proud of etc. My advice to these guys: "Stay the hell away from casinos." Often they're colorblind (I kid you not I got a friend on Bnet who is colorblind and gets confused when he sees the minimap) or they're still between being a noob and being an average player.

Strategy: Let him feed!

Preferred Heroes: Centaur, Bristleback

The Newbie

A newb and a noob are too different things. A newb is a new player who will contribute to the team and follow orders and generally ask question which will make him a better player. A noob is someone who has played for over a year and still gets owned by everyone and spams in chat and rage quits after dying. Newbies should be treated with care and caressed... Maybe not caressed but you should all help these people out and give them pointers.

Strategy: Tell him that to win the game all you have to do is reach the enemy fountain. (I ain't joking; it's actually worked for me once. Yes, I am slightly sadistic.)

Preferred Heroes: Stealth Assassin, Sniper

The Silent Veteran

These are the ones to watch out for. During pre-game chat they'll say very little. After getting a triple kill they'll say nothing. Even after getting Beyond Godlike they still won't gloat or show off the fact. Why don't they speak much? Because they're so good that they're used to owning and also they're too jaded to speak to random people off the internet.

Strategy: Either run or gank.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Leader

Usually a player will start pinging ganks and typing "b" or "push" into team chat. These people are the leaders and generally have a good strategic look on things. Leaders are vital to victory during a game.

Either that or they're power tripping. You be the judge.

Strategy: If you find out who's calling the shots on the enemy team, gank him while a lone hero on your team does a blind push and then retreats. He'll be too busy typing and signaling for everyone to gank that he'll be vulnerable for about 5 seconds. And if you actually believe this piece of advice then I recommend also getting Agannim's Scepter on Naix.

Preferred Heroes: Techies

The Quitter

These people are defeatist in nature. Your team may lose all its outer towers and one inner tower and these guys will be the first to say: "GG." They'll also be the first to quit after an entire lane full of rax has been owned. These people have lost the fight before it's even started so the best thing to do is to run back to fountain once they've just been owned and rage quitted. That way you can call first dibs on their nice items.

Strategy: Gank him a few times and it'll be 4v5.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Never-Say-Die

Gotta love these guys. The exact opposite of the Quitter, these people will stay till the very bitter end and will often be seen defending the lone Throne all by himself against 5 enemy heroes. Give these people a compliment since they're a dying species. Heck give em a war medal since they probably fought in the trenches of World War 2 in a previous life.

Strategy: Poor lad. Go easy on him unless he's owning your entire team using the leavers’ items.
Preferred Heroes: Any

The 12-Year Old

"ROFL PWNED LMAO!" Yep, these kids have just hit puberty and have raging hormones. They should probably be venting this rage on Counter-Strike but here they are on Dota. During pre-game chat they'll be saying all the stupid goofy stuff. The good thing about kids is they're easy to own due to their slower brains and bad judgment.

Strategy: Do what I do in real life. Ignore little kids. There are more productive ways to spend your time.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Elitist

In every community, and the Dota community too, there will be elitists. These people look down on anyone slightly worse then them at Dota. They'll gaze at newbies with undisguised contempt and horde their knowledge from others like it's all they have. Elitists are everywhere and there's little you can do about them except get into name-calling competitions.

Strategy: Since elitists are a curse upon their own team, perhaps you should be encouraging him to further discourage his own team mates.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Coward

See trouble. Run to fountain.

These guys are as useful to your team as a chair is to a whale.

Need I say more?

Strategy: Gank them from behind. This confuses them as the fountain is also in the direction of danger for them.

Preferred Heroes: Stealth Assassin, Sniper, Clinkz

The Casual Player

In the pre-game chat these people will be like: "Hi, how are you guys?" and usually be ignored. In real life they are a father of three and have just gotten home from his day job to play Dota. What do you do about these guys? Well give them pointers so they don't get killed too often.

Strategy: If you are pro then simply kill them be also tell them why they died and what they did wrong so they can improve and get deeper into the game.

Preferred Heroes: Sniper

The Mathematician

Asian Dota players are renowned for their maths skills and will often rush their first item known as the Abacus of Doom which gives +100 to intelligence. But since this doesn't exist in game they'll use their maths skills to own everyone. Before battles they'll calculate how much mana they need to do how much dmg over how much time. They'll consult their Orb stacking charts and crit probability statistics etc. and have a tiny shriek of joy for beating their personal best -CS.

My advice is stick near these guys as they seldom screw up. Unless they get ganked that is... or unless their mother starts yelling at them in real life to go study. In that case they feed.
Strategy: Things like crits and evasion are a bane to the Mathematician since that makes the equations less certain. But nothing is more dangerous to them then their high expectations parents. Now you study hard and become a lawyer ya' hear!

Preferred Heroes: Lion, Lina, Crystal Maiden, Zeus

The Partially AFK

While you're working your butt off trying to secure victory for your team, these guys are munching on chips and cutting their nails and glancing at the screen every so often. These people don't really care and just play Dota because they have nothing else to do. You'll notice them sitting in the fountain for around 10 minutes while they go take a dump. Luckily these people are a dying breed since Banlists and ivory poaching is making them extinct.

Strategy: Pfffft.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Know-nothing Know-it-all

"STFU NOOB. I know what I'm doing. Dagon on Juggernaut is the way to go."

Ok so they managed to own a noob using their lame build and from then on they stuck to it. No matter what you do, they'll still stick to their original decision and get their Agannim's Scepter for Phantom Assassin or Eul's for Naix.

Strategy: Tell them that getting the Dagon for Juggernaut was a nice idea and also tell them they should get a Mystic Staff so they can spam Dagon.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Donald Trump

"Lol I killed you dude." "BANNED!"

These guys have one rule that they follow: "Anyone piss you off, then omgz0r BANNED!!!!!!" Why? Because Donald Trump plays Dota and there's no such thing as a FiredList(Rosie_ODonnell has been banned for verbal abuse).

Strategy: Creating Bnet accounts > Banlist.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Unaware

So you just got ganked by 2 enemy heroes while your ally is beside you creeping. They still don't know what happened. These players will frustrate you to no end. Their slow reflexes mixed with their lack of sight makes them a major liability.

Strategy: Blinks and stuns. They won't know what's going on.

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Backdoor Bandit

Unlike normal Dota players, these guys are sneaky as hell. They'll wait for everyone on the enemy team to pick heroes before they pick so that they can choose a hero that counters all of them. While you guys are ganking, he'll sneak up on your towers and rax and own them with no resistance. You'll barely see him all game but by the time you do he's amassed a vast fortune, hasn't died at all and has owned the majority of your rax.

The fact is that these people are cowards. Cowards that are highly intelligent! (OMG NO!). And that mix by itself is dangerous.

One day you'll be off going to work with a family and kids by your side. The next day you'll come home and find the Backdoor Bandit has married your wife, your kids are calling him dad and somehow he's managed to get the lease on your house leaving you in the gutter with nothing. Sneaky bastards...

Strategy: Boots of Travel ASAP!

Preferred Heroes: Gondar, Clinkz, Stealth Assassin, Furion, Tinker

The Team Member

We love these guys. They will be the first to get wards, help in ganks, get gems, and follow instructions and the like. They'll get an average score but will fetch and sit and keep your feet warm on lonely nights.

Strategy: They need to be killed off quickly and repeatedly so that your Stealth Assassin and your Clinkz can both run around and cause havoc.

Preferred Heroes: Treant, Tide, Keeper

The Pitbull

As soon as they hit lvl 6, bam, it's hero killing time for them. Farming is for wusses. They'll either get first blood or be first blood and will typically go with heroes like Pudge and Balanar. Their ultra aggression mixed with their confidence makes them dangerous. If you ever end up in prison and sharing a cell with these guys then be prepared to have a new boyfriend.

Strategy: Run to fountain with 10 HP left. Pitbull chases and kills you. Towers own Pitbull. You'll give him a hearty LOL. Afterwards he'll say it was definitely worth it.

Preferred Heroes: Balanar, Pudge, Juggernaut

The Hax0r

Hax0rs play for one reason only. To win no matter the cost whether it be their Bnet account... or their Soul! They are ungankable, know when to attack rax, will farm none stop until they are forced to retreat and will hunt you down while you are neutral creeping. But remember that deep down inside they just crave a bit of happiness which is missing in their life. Awwwwwww group hug.

Strategy: Don't pick invisible heroes as they're useless against the Hax0r. It's a never-ending war between the Trumps and the Hax0r so leave them be.

Preferred Heroes: Stealth Assassin, Nevermore, Zeus, Nerubian, Furion

The Guide-Freak

After reading one strategy guide, they'll follow it to the letter. On the plus side this means that they'll be highly methodical and will usually make all the right decisions regarding purchasing items. On the downside they have zero flexibility and creativity. Might as well slap in a couple of AI opponents instead.

Beware if you choose one of their heroes and don't go by their strategy guide though. They'll start acting self-righteous.

Strategy: Take an educated guess what build they're going to create (won't be hard.) Then counter it!

Preferred Heroes: Any

The Micromanager

With barely 100 HP left, they'll manage their hero so well they'll escape a gank, end up with a kill, return to fountain and still have enough time to do the laundry. These people will almost always get a chicken at the start which will become their secretary and manage their appointments for them while they calculate how much mana the enemy needs to kill them while they're leeching XP with only 20 HP left beside the tower.

But the scariest ability of these people above all is that they can rub their stomach while rubbing their head and counting backwards in odd numbers from 100.

Strategy: Any invisible heroes should foil their dastardly plans.

Preferred Heroes: Meepo, Chen, Chrow, Furion, Keeper of the Light

The Role Player

In all your time playing Dota you might only see one of these guys. They are as rare as a dark albino. Also they’re as scary as one... Here's your basic conversation with a Role Player:

RolePlayer: Hush... I fear the enemies draw near these woods. A fell voice is heard in the air.

Player: OMG don't just stand there help me!

Enemy has owned Player's head for 275 gold!

Enemy has owned RolePlayer's head for 280 gold! Enemy has just got a Double Kill!

RolePlayer: It is a dark day indeed. We have been vanquished but our souls will take their vengeance!

Player has left the game.

Oh and I often enjoy taking on this persona when I'm drunk. When I'm sober I'll watch the replay for some laughs.

Strategy: Since they're too busy typing to do much of anything, just kill them.

Preferred Heroes: Drow, Priestess of the Moon, Luna and any other Elfish based heroes.

The Afraid-to-Die

Sort of like the coward however with less running. Once again these people do little good for the team. However they do make good tanks late game as their usual item build is along the lines of: Vanguard, Aegis, Meka, Heart, Boots, and Perseverance.

Can they get any kills? No. Can they survive getting ganked? No. Do they ever need to go back to fountain to heal? No.

Strategy: Most people don't realize that regeneration doesn't help much during battles since a battle is over in about 4 seconds. In that 4 seconds you might have gained about 40 HP from spending thousands of gold on regen items. Big whoop...

Preferred Heroes: Centaur, Tiny, Tide, Abaddon, Omniknight

The Over-Achiever

Usually these guys will fight an enemy until the enemy is down to 20 HP; at that point the enemy will start running back to fountain. Overachievers will pursue them and put everything on the line in order to catch their target. These are the guys who will run into the enemy fountain for that last hit and subsequently get totally ripped up. Their scores will usually be along the lines of 12-12 since for every kill they make they will also get killed.

Strategy: Bait bait bait!

Preferred Heroes: Spectre, Phantom Assassin, Rikimaru, Antimage

The Boba Fett

Just like Boba Fett, these players use lots of gadgets that make us go: "WTF?!" when they're used in battle. You'll be hitting these guys and they'll almost be dead and all of a sudden they'll go Mekasm, Manta Style, Hex, and Dagon and own you up. Then when your allies arrive to try to finish him he'll go Blink Dagger, Lothar's Edge and then Boots of Travel back to fountain or something to that effect. If you've ever seen someone all of a sudden activate a Necronomicon in a pub game you know what I'm talking about.

Next thing you know they'll be flying around with a jetpack firing lasers at everyone.

Strategy: Be ready for the unexpected.

Preferred Heroes: Tinker, Techies, Inspector Gadget

The Assassin

If you are against these types of guys, RUN. These guys are gank leaders and some also fall into the Pitbull category. They have a strategic outlook on everything and use all their cunning and wisdom to demolish the enemy team because they know what works and what doesn't. They have a tendency to be the guy that says the battle plan and the first to ping at the enemy. Silently they move in the shadows helping there team approach and assassinate you. After they are done, they tend to say little and frantically try to stop a push, organize another gank without acknowledging there heroic feat, if it is destroying the matrix or defeating the whole team by themselves.

Strategy: Get a backup plan to escape eg: Blink Dagger or Lothars Edge.

Preferred Heroes: Morphling, Vengeful Spirit, Furion, Spirit Breaker, Queen of Pain, Phantom Assassin, Gondar

The Mystic

These are the guys that will look for an illusion rune, pick it and fool you into thinking that the illusion is them and unload all your beautiful spells on the illusion. After that, they’ll most likely come with a companion but sometimes prefer to come alone.

And the next moment you know, your HP is down to half, you have no mana, no spells to use and you’re slowed to half! But wait that’s not all of it. They also have a high sense of organization, so your teammates will come to help only to realize that it was in fact an ILLUSION of the companion, that the mystic moved out of line of sight under your panic and replaced himself with an illusion... which in turn causes your friends to unleash hell on the illusions.

Next, the mystic and his companion (the companion is most likely an objective guy that follows orders, a team member and likely irl friend of the mystic, since mystics need a high level of competence and trust from their companions) ambush you, kill one guy with attacks and unleash their spells on the next. They run back, into thinking you can kill them, and then you’re hit by an epicenter. Needless to say, these foes are hard to defeat, as they are usually very creative with everything from game play to items. No matter what you do, sometimes it seems you can never overcome them... mercifully, they are extremely rare.

Strategy: Use observer wards to detect his plans. Disable him as this will piss him off, since it hinders him from performing the plan. There's not much more to do other than be very, very careful, and perhaps pray you’ve got a Mystic of your own of higher quality than theirs.

Preferred Heroes: Morphling, PA and all those sneaky heroes and illusion bastards.

The Loyal Tiger

These guys are so nice to have as a mate that they could sell themselves on a market, kill their owner, come off with a good reputation and steal their own mother's secret pizza stack right before their eyes and be ignored. Fear em, I tell ya.

Ever seen someone stuck to someone else so much as to make it seem like the two are chained together invisibly? Then one of them is likely a loyal tiger.

They generally perform commands unquestionably and ask for guidance. All of them perform commands with a startling efficiency and letter-following.

If you are turned into Ye Ol' Flander's BBQ Sauce by a pair of players all the time, you know for certainty that one of them is a tiger. Generally, they are quite cruel to their enemies, playing with them like hapless fatasses (no offense to you, fatasses) before ending their life very quickly.
Don’t piss these guys off, because their motivation, will and energy have no limit. If they get owned, they’ll own you next time, and if they don’t, they will for sure own you next time. And if they after all don’t, they’ll go out of their way to antagonize you and come out alive.

Strategy: Kill the tiger's handler; this will make the tiger's actions count for little. The handler will often play a more laid-back hero such as Furion, so it’s quite easy to detect. Make them think you are no match for him until it’s too late for him and you’ve won by pushing. If you are ever targeted by one of these, try to come of alive. Don’t try to kill the tiger because you can’t do it...

Preferred Heroes: Ursa, Strygeryger (aka. Strygwyr, but my mate calls him that), Razor, Balanar and many of those powerhouse-type heroes.

The Retard

OMGGG Y U KILL ME LOL OMFG IMBAAAAA I REPORT TO BLZARD WTFLOL ... I beat you fair and square, but 4 MKB recipes don’t do shit LOL NOOB!!! MKB BEST ITEM IN DOTA NOOB!! STFUNOOB L2P!!!!! BAN FOR BE NOOB whatever.

After that, they’ll continue getting raped with you likely not even using everything you’ve got and not going below 2/3 your HP. These people usually aren’t very skilled at understanding things, have no skills, judgment, anticipation and no you-name-it at all.

.... But well, if there's one thing they have its a reserved front-page spot in the newspaper for showing this is exactly what the human race cannot go back into being by the local science magazine.

Strategy: Just continue to feed of them; they’ll eventually get so pissed off that they’ll spew out racism and leave.

Telling him that dropping a Divine Rapier in front of one of your towers is an alternative, much easier way to win might actually work too, as these guys don’t really care about having fun as long as they win and get to trash talk about it.

Preferred Heroes: Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz Clinkz

The Consumer

Whether it be mass tangos, clarities, town portals, chickens or other crap that doesn't last very long, these guys will hoard these items like they're expecting a nuclear holocaust. Consumers seem to have little regard for long term reward and high regard for short term ownage.

Just when you think you're about to kill one of them suddenly they activate their empty bottle twice in a row, turn around, chew on a tango and then proceed to beat your ass into the ground. And then their chicken will come along and Dagon you.

Strategy: Make sure you can hit them when they're activating their potions to cancel. Or just wait until late game and laugh and their consumable items.

Preferred Heroes: all

The Jackass

Obviously these guys don't play Dota to win. No no, they play Dota to be totally ridiculous. You'll often find these people eating their way into the enemy fountain using tangos, dropping a chicken there and then teleporting their entire team in and ganking the leavers.

Ever chased someone who keeps running back and forth towards you and back in such an unpredictable but dangerous manner that you can't hit them? Well it's called juking and these guys would risk juking themselves to death just for a laugh.

They'll go out of their way to refill that empty bottle at the enemy fountain or using Swap to get you onto a ledge you can't escape.

Strategy: None really, since they'll usually get themselves killed in the process of having a laugh.
Preferred Heroes: Vengeful Spirit, Queen of Pain, Anti Mage.

The Support Player

The support player... He'll be Omniknight, Chen or Abaddon, and use his heals on his lane-mates. He'll start the game with a chicken, make it into a Crow and then proceed to share control with his allies so they can use the Crow as well. He never solos, and always tries to get in a lane with an ally so he can buy 2 Flasks, or a few sets of Tangos, and always lend his RoR to the ally in his lane, to keep his teammate's HP full. He's such a good support hero that he knows how to 'rally point' his Crow, and send it to the team's soloing hero with a flask of sapphire water, then returning the crow back to base ready to buy a new flask for any ally who needs the next heal.

Ever been in a situation where you're killing someone in a 1v1 situation and they're almost dead and boom! Omniknight rushes in and heals him and they proceed to totally kick your ass into the ground. Well that’s what these guys do.

Strategy: gank em, that'll teach em to help their team!

Preferred Heroes: Omniknight, Chen, Abaddon, Pudge, Treant

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wide awake...

At 4am.


Recently I felt that I am going backwards in time while others are moving onward.

I started torrenting old songs sang by Ayumi few years back and going as far as using the P2P client such as Limewire and Ares to download old songs despite the risk of getting a virus infection during file transfer.

Since our choir club conductor - Irene requested the song sang by Les Miserables - 'On my own' this afternoon, having nothing better to do, I hunted for the song in the internet but yield no harvest. In the end, I seek the help of Ares again when Limewire failed me. Even with Ares, it took hours to find a host who is willing to upload the song for you.

I found the song somewhere near 3-4am. Thanks a lot, to whoever you are. When I play the song, it reminds me of the guys in choir club singing 'On my own' and changing the 'he' to 'she' and 'him' to 'her' when they felt the uneasyness in the air when they first sang it.

Also, memories of my secondary school years kept 'haunting' me recently. What's going on with me? I know I should have shut out those past memories of laughter, betrayal, sadness, and regrets. But I just couldn't do so. Why won't you just disappear away from my life if I cannot get rid of you in my thoughts?

Daniel: "She hasn't change at all, that's why you still harbor deep feelings for her."

Should I let go of everything?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Popular Heroes Who Did Not Make It in DOTA

Been MIA for quite some time already, my blog must be growing mushrooms by now...

Here's a mini update.



A few of the missing underdogs who didn’t make it...

Hero 1: Michael Jackson

Hero Description:

MJ was taunted as one of the best agility hero yet to make an appearance in Dota Sentinel. His swift dance moves can easily dodge enemy's attack. On top of that his masking abilities allow him to be either black (at night) or white (in daytime).

Hero Skills:

1. Crotch attack - Disabling attack...but works only on male hero.

2. Break dance - +99% Evasion (most effective against dodging tinkers missile attack)

3. Black & White - Camouflage effects.

Ultimate: Moon Walk. A combination of Windwalk + Luna's eclipse makes u go Uh hoo!!

Why this hero didn't make it:

-MJ tends to lose concentration when opponent players are little boys.


Hero 2: Osama Bin Laden

Hero Description:

Osama was supposed to be the next big hit with scourge players. His experience as a top terrorist paid off when he is drafted as one of the potential intel based nuke hero. (please note though Osama starting base intel is -1)

Hero Skills:

1. Car bomb - Powerful destruction skill with superior AOE. Cheap too.

2. Terrorist Kidnap - Locks enemy hero for a period of time depending on the amount of gold ransom paid.

3. Al-Jazeera - Using satellite network to broadcast enemy hero's movement.

Ultimate: 911 A powerful skill that summons two Boeing 747s to bring down enemy's towers.

Why this hero didn't make it:

-Osama is prone to go MIA (missing in action) whenever the action begins.


Hero 3: Saddam Hussein

Hero Description:

A close ally of Osama and also a potential scourge hero but Saddam is all about strength. His brute force is terrifying and together with his fat stomach, he can be a good tanker.

Hero Skills:

1. Human Shield - Hiding behind a wall of human shield, Saddam gets bonus armor (+10 or depending on number of people blocking).

2. Chemical Ali - Release poisonous gas that reduces armor and mildly stinks.

3. Conceal - Ability to hide all weapons on his item list and sometimes hide himself.

Ultimate: WMD Weapon of mass destruction, though this is yet to be confirmed.

Why this hero didn't make it:

-Saddam is afraid of binding skills like Rhasta's shackles or anything that resembles a rope.


Hero 4: George Bush

Hero Description:

Bush comes from a long tradition of pathetic heroes (I meant patriotic heroes) and considers himself a sentinel even U.N. protested against it. Bush is more of a support hero type just like in real life he supported war on terrorism, war on Iran, war on Afghan, war on Pakistan, etc. all kind of wars.

Hero Skills:

1. Ally Attacks - Summon allies to help whenever in danger (condition: the ally hero must be Tony Blair).

2. War-on-Terror - Anti timestop skill specifically aimed at Dark Terror (for being so gay in late game).

3. UN Inspection - Ability to find all hidden weapons belonging / not belonging to Saddam and sometimes find Saddam himself.

Ultimate: Presidential Re-Election Similar to Skeleton King's reincarnation, Bush can revive himself from the dead and terrorize enemies again. (Same skill used by George Bush Snr. but cooldown is every 5 years)

Why this hero didn't make it:

-A part of him made it actually. Think fire Bush.

Hero 5: Sammy Vel**

Hero Description:

Sammy is practically and undead. Having outlived all legal lifespan for human, Sammy still has the vitality of a Bollywood star, all thanks to his Magic, Incantation & Conjuring (read: MIC) Powers. Sammy is therefore classified an Intel hero.

Hero Skills:

1. Raise Toll - Summon expensive Trolls to help Sammy farm for more gold.

2. Leak - Similar to mana leak but this skill is aimed at leaking enemies gold. (and sometimes leaking roof).

3. Collapse - A powerful spell that causes Building or Bridges to collapse and cause damage to enemies.

Ultimate: Finger Point Unlike Lion's finger, Sammy's finger point allows him to transfer all the blame (I mean damage) caused by enemy onto him to another unsuspecting hero allowing Sammy to live and fight another day.

Why this hero didn’t make it:

Sammy is currently focused on practicing all kinds of voodoo magic to help him rejuvenate his HP. (HP - Hair Problem)


Hero 6: David Beckham

Hero Description:

Beckham is chosen to be a Dota hero, not because of his good looks, tattoos or his gay voice. The truth is, Beckham was chosen just so we get to see more of Posh Spice's boobs. Beckham's global market reach is already tempting Blizzard to consider making David Beckham endorsed Plate Mail Street Wear, Potion Cola & Tango Snacks.

Hero Skills:

1. Free Kick - A swerving blast of energy with a range of 40 yards leaving the enemies defense all stunned.

2. Penalty Miss - A passive skill combining armor penalty + evasion is powerful enough to send enemy heroes running (and also send England out of Euro 04)

3. England Call Up - Beckham summons his England teammates like Lampah, Jialat & Looney to fight the enemy. Last for 90 seconds.

Ultimate: Victoria Secret Beckham can unleash the power of Victoria Adam's singing causing enemy's ears to bleed non stop. At level 16, the rest of the Spices Girls joins in. (Think Naga's Song of Siren + Seeker's Rupture).

Why this hero didn’t make it:

Beckham has switched from playing football with Real Madrid to playing Division 3 hockey with LA Galaxy. He is seriously considering a career change to acting in the next Hollywood blockbuster Bang it like Beckham.


Hero 7: Tom Cruise

Hero Description:

Beckham's best mate in Hollywood, Tom Cruise is one of our favourite star known for his action stunts and also the sex scenes in Eyes Wide Shut (check it out). Tom's natural ability to swing from one Hollywood chick to another makes him a perfect Agility hero.

Hero Skills:

1. Mission Impossible I - Tom hides a bomb that can make to resemble any item (example a tango or a branch) amongst enemy hero's item. The fake item self destructs in 5 second unless being dropped by the enemy. So think twice when you see a divine lying on the ground.

2. Mission Impossible II- Tom has the ability to swing an invisible rope and slide into enemy's ground without being detected. (Though this may result to a ban if backdoor is not allowed) If trained to perfection, Tom can be hanging from enemy's fire bush (without getting fried) and steal items from the chicken.

3. Mission Impossible III - Tom repeats the same stuff in MI: 1 and MI: 2

Ultimate: The Last Samurai In the event all of his teamates are dead and he is facing an impending gang bang, Tom performs the Harakiri and calls for a 'fast game pls' or 'remake'.

Why this hero didn’t make it:

Being a scientologist, Tom refuse to believe in hero's skill like Zeus's Thundergod's Wrath or Sven's God Strength resulting to unnecessary feeding.


I find it hillarious and hope that you will find it hillarious too, that of course, you must have basic knowledge of Dota.

-Credits to Westside-