This Blog Will Be Put on Hold for (at least) Several Months, So I Can Focus my Studies on the Korean Language

Hello everyone πŸ™‚

I’ve mentioned in the past that I would start learning the Korean language. I have learned a good amount of the alphabet so I will aim to learn how to form sentences next. Then, I will focus on expanding my vocabulary.

As a consequence, I will need to put in a lot more time into that. I cannot invest as much time into this blog as language learning is a very focused thing that requires a lot of effort and dedication.

This means that this blog will not be updating with any information from Korea. Additionally, I made a promise to myself. This promise is to never use Google Translate for translating purposes again, unless I want to its Text-to-Speech feature.

Occasionally, I’ll hop on to write how y’all are doing (and my progress), but other than that, please don’t look at this blog for any update past the 3.5 ArcheAge update, until I formally declare I have returned.

I will abandon Google Translate, and aim to use solely the knowledge I learn, plus a few dictionaries and other Korean resources.

It will take a lot of self-discipline as I have not really done this before. I have taken on French and it was quite easy to get the basics of the French language down.

But now, I am going to undertake a language I truly want to learn. Not only do I want to be able to translate articles from ArcheAge Korea accurately, but I want to eventually provide transcripts from videos and even talk to the Korean players without much trouble.

I honestly haven’t had such a passion to do something like this in a long time, but I can’t wait for the doors that open when I can talk, read and write in Korean. Just like any other language, there’s bound to be challenges that arise.

But, I’ll do my best and not give up! One day, I’ll be able to be fluent in Korean, and even work on learning other languages!

I would have never had thought that this game would persuade me to learn a language that I wasn’t interested in the past.

And now, I announce that this blog is on hold.

Thank you all for your support. I love y’all πŸ’•

Going to Update ALL 3.5 Posts since KR has Changed their Stuff from the Last Time I Posted!

It’s probably a bit late… But I’ll be updating all of the posts I’ve made for 3.5. I’ve been aware of most of the changes but I have not updated any of them because there’s been so much happening with exams and such.

Additionally, I will be expanding this blog to more than just patch notes as I’d like to include more of the creator community (from all regions) in. I hope to have more time then πŸ™‚

I’m Learning Korean! plus a few other things

Hey everyone!

I’ve recently started playing AA again (about 1.5 months ago) so I decided I’ll tell y’all what’s been up.

  • I’m learning Korean (finally)! As of right now, I’ve only gotten down about half of the alphabet, but I hope that within a year, I won’t have to use Google Translate as much. (In other words – more accurate info!)
  • Additionally, I’m trying to hop on ArcheAge Japan to see if I can find interesting statistics or people there. Oh, and I’ll tackle the Japanese language after I can comprehend Korean okay-ish.
  • One big thing I’m going to do is to switch my education from public to self-studies/homeschooling. With this, I can delve deeply into subjects I’m interested in! I am hoping that I can do ArcheAge-related projects as well! (This will be for the last two years of high school!) I’m doing research on it now, and how to withdraw myself from the public school system. I think it will be great!
  • Going back to Korean language-learning, I have read your comments on that post I published a while back πŸ™‚ I’ll try out the things you’ve recommended.
  • If anyone is interested in mentoring/tutoring me in Korean, it will be much appreciated πŸ™‚ Penpals and Skype friends are welcome too! If you play ArcheAge as well, that’s even better!
  • Aaaaand going back to the homeschooling thing… I hope I can go to one of the PAX East events to use my growing journalism skills :3
  • And finally, for ArcheAge-related things to put on my blog… Since I’ve practiced using InDesign enough now, I think I’m ready to launch some kind of PDF guide, or eBook πŸ˜€ I’ll be adding more guides over the summer, as well as updating information on the ArcheAge Gamepedia (which is a big fixer-upper). If you have any suggestions for guides (related to crafting, leveling, money-making etc), feel free to comment them ^^

One final question for y’all: How have you been these past few months (IRL or in-game)? I hope it’s been going well πŸ™‚

I’ll be sure to post when I reach a milestone in my Korean language-learning adventure, write up a guide, find some interesting info from the Korean site, or get into the JP version… I forsee that this year will be filled with fun, and I can’t wait to get started on all of this!

Just a Little Update…

I apologize for being inactive with posting on the blog lately. Lots of real life stuff going on, such as colleges, exams etc)

There hasn’t been much information released on specifics on 3.5 in Korea yet, so it can only be determined by testing or looking at Korean players’ guides on how they did something.

I’ve been getting sucked into FFXIV as well (playing and leveling with a friend from AA), so I don’t think I’ll be as active as I was on ArcheAge. I’m gonna hop on every now and then, though.

Nevertheless I’ll post information from KR and JP sites (maybe CN, if I feel like deciphering that), for you all. Maybe you guys want to know about the events there? 

It’s just that without anything big to write about, I don’t update the blog. 

I’m planning to rename the URL of the site to just a one word title (so it’s going to be pretty short). It’ll probably encompass games that I will play and want to focus on in the future.

As always, feel free to comment and ask me questions or chat with me whenever you would like to. If you have a request for a certain topic (but not like “How do the quests in Whalesong/Candlestick Strait work?” or more of the strategy involved), you can comment it below and I will see if I can do that for you.

Additionally, my friend and I are planning to hold an event of some sort on the Nazar server. Not sure what, but we hope to attract a lot of people before we go on our break from AA to play FFXIV. Maybe we’ll do giveaways too??? Just wanted to break out from the AA loop for a bit. πŸ˜›

I will post a video tour of our little town soon though, since we’ve worked hard on making it. You can drop by to see what’s up, if you would like πŸ™‚

Best Wishes,

Percy ❀️

[Status Update] 8 February, 2017

Hello everyone!

I apologize for the hiatus. There hasn’t been much new information coming out of the KR version. From this, I’m stagnating a bit because I am not sure what I want to post (even with everyone’s suggestions on that “What Do You Want Me to Post Next?” post.

Additionally, I’ve been a bit busy with my studies for school, as I wish to try out “dual-enrollment”, which is taking courses at a nearby community college, or go there part-time! I can do this “dual-enrollment” once I finish all of my high school credit requirements. If I happen to do the part-time, I’ll have about four hours of free time that can be devoted to studies, working, or internships. I hope to do the part-time college, since I want to experience the college life before I officially go to one.

Currently, I am taking one combined course in math, which is AP Calculus AB and BC. It’s a lot of work for doing both AB and BC in one year! I’m also planning to take the AP World History exam. I hope to earn college credits in both courses.

It may come across as a surprise that I am a high school student πŸ™‚ Forgive me for my elementary writing skills, haha.

I won’t be able to take too much of a break during the spring and summer breaks since I intend to try to push myself hard during my junior year of high school to try to get as many college credits as I can (it’s cheaper to take AP to earn credits rather than taking the course at college), and to try out the college courses itself.

Alongside those academic things, I will try to earn my driver’s permit/license ASAP so I can go to the college myself πŸ™‚ Wish me luck ehehe

As for ArcheAge, I might try out doing videos as one person has suggested. I’ll also try to post any balance notes and interesting videos/screenshots from other regions. I’ll also be thinking of setting up a redirect service for this site and get a shorter URL for it (so all pre-existing links on forums and other mediums will redirect to the new URL).

And finally, thank you all for your support ^_^

~ Percy

Mini Post: Looking for Korean Language Learning Resources

Just a short post to ask anyone who may read this:

Is there any Korean language learning resource you know of? It being free is preferable. Pen-pals or something similar is good too πŸ™‚ You can comment links or ideas below.

I want to learn Korean to understand the Korean ArcheAge version better to provide better translations, as well as taking the chance of learning a new language!

κ°μ‚¬ν•΄μš”! Thank you!

(I hope I used the correct “thank you” for this situation, hehe)