Thursday, 1 December 2011

Inactivity and leaving the blog

Dear readers, I am sorry for not updating my blog for a long time. I don't know if there was 1 or 2 of you guys that wanted to read something more of me, but I apologize. I wont update this blog anymore, cause I made a bad start and didn't have time to spend for it.
However, I will create a new, anonymously personal blog soon, if you would like I'll let you know.

For now, it's a good bye.

P.S.: I wont completely remove this blog cause  I am too lazy to do it right now, I'll just will not update it from now on.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

News: Ikariam wins "Best Strategy Game" at the "Browsergame of the year 2011 Award" - Chosen by voters (22.02.2011)

And yes, our favourite browser based real-time strategy game has been awarded with this special title!
Ikariam Administrators (team members) proud for their game's achievment, gave us a 3-day Ikariam-PLUS so we can celebrate it.

Here is a copy from the in-game message that was sent to all players:
"Dear Players,

Ikariam won the player voting for "Best Strategy Game" at the "Browsergame of the year 2011 Award".

To celebrate this, we are giving out 3 days of "Ikariam Plus" account to every player. Those of you who already had the "Ikariam Plus" Account activated got it for 3 days longer for free.

Thanks again for the vote and enjoy the game!

Your Ikariam Team"

Good job Ikariam, I believe you worthed it :)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Apologises for my Inactivity | Trailer for Gran Turismo 5

As you may have noticed, I was inactive for a long time, and didn't make any post. To apologise to you for it, I have you here a trailer of Gran Turismo 5, which I recently bought and will make a review of it in a post in the future.
So here we go:

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Ikariam: Winter "Version"

Guys here we are, a December "patch has come  to Ikariam... Brrr It seems it is cold... Still our villagers go swimming in the iced sea :D
Anyway here is what the Administrators write for this "white" look:
Dear Ikariam Players,
Winter has finally arrived in Ikariam. From the 1st of December to the 10th of January your islands and towns will be covered in white snow.
Even your advisers are shivering in the cold and have taken their warm winter clothing out of the wardrobe to nip Jack Frost in the bud.
However, if you get fed up of the magnificent white wonderland you can switch the town overview on and off with the click of a button.
Good luck in the wintry world of Ikariam.

Well talking is not worth as much as two screenshots:
Town full of snow:

The Island is in white as well:                                                                                                                     

Now the only thing we wait to see is Christmas trees in our towns :D Let's see if they will create such a look...

Monday, 29 November 2010

IKARIAM: [Browser Based Game] Inactivity and lack of players?

  Hello folks, I am going to tell some things about Ikariam... I have written a review about it (In greek) a couple of months ago... If you don't know the game, you can view its login site here. I  am not going to post a review about it -for now at least- but express my dissapointment about the fact that it is getting more and more inactive players (<< Players that either have quited playing or play very rarely).
  At least, in the world -server- I do play are very few active people and alliances (clans, guilds). The main cause for that, Is -in my oppinion- that the game itself is geting boring. Ikariam used to be a war - strategy game. You could attack, make fights, free of restrictions like the wall pillage or being unable to pillage gold.. Now It is only a game of development and research. You must log in at least 4 times a week only to send wine to your cities, so your citizents don't starve and leave, which is rather boring and takes time.

  All the new versions -from version 3.0.0v and after- had no great possitive changes, and caused the leaving of many players, strong or not. And this continues until today. Now let me show you what I mean with some photos:

Here is the world map. As you can see by the island numbers (numbers under the islands) are too low (the maximum capacity of cities in one island is 16)
And Here is my Island... 9 citites. 2 of them are mine. 2 are inactive, and the other 2 banned. so, only 3 players are active. 3 of 9, like we say 1 of the 3 people playing are active, and 2/3 inactive or banned.

And that's all about it. Probably, I will post more about it, but that's it for now, and Ikariam is getting inactivity... Am i wrong?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

First post of my blog!

  Hello all, this is the first post of my blog, but not the last. Hopefully I will try to update my blog frequently and not get inactive. Well, in this post I will introduce myself and tell some things about what will I write here...
  First of all, I would like to give you some information about me. I am From Greece. Cause I 've been asked by some online pals where Greece is, let me tell you that it is a Balkan country (Europe...), and you should know it from the ancient Greeks and from well-known ruins (with their own history) such as the Parthenon in Acropolis. About my age now, I am 14 years old (ok, born May the 13th). That might sounds wierd to you, only because I am young, but anyway. My name is Konstantinos, a byzantine-greek name found also as Constantine, and here in my country it is used to short it to Kostas. That is where KngihtKostas, my gaming nickname came from, and from the fact that I like Knights, Middle Ages and all these epic things that might seem childish to many of you, but I don't care :D
  Anyway, enough for me, you can find more info in "about me". Now about the blog: Despite the fact that it will be mostly a personal area where only I will post, you are free to comment, agreing with me or not, as long as you do not insult in any way (racist, hate speach, sexoual themes are not something I would like to see written in your comments). I will write about various things, mostly for Music and PC gaming, but for other -random, sometimes- things that I want to express my oppinion about. So do not get shoked if you see a weather forecast commentary here. Heh ok i am joking that is way too unrelated :P
  Ok that's all for now, thanks for your time,  i will write again soon. :)