Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Beginning and the End

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been around to post much, but I've been busy with real life stuff. Season 2 released while I was out of the country and since coming home, it's been a whirlwind of stuff. I haven't played a lot of Line Rangers Season 2, but I did save Sally. I can't believe how much the game has changed. In some ways, it's given the game a new life, but in some ways it's become super complicated and the climb feels more steep. They did a good job of addressing certain player gripes, but in the process, at least in my opinion, they've created some new issues. Well, love it or hate it, I'm just glad we got to rescue our Sally finally. Spoiler alert: Turns out Mephisto is a total lamer and his boss is the one to beat. Hah!

This is a tough post to write, but this is the last blog post for Line Rangers & Friends. It's been an unbelievable run with all of you. The players around the world have breathed life into this blog in ways I never thought would be possible! The Line Rangers game was a lot of fun for me and I do continue to play it, but it has taken a backseat to a bunch of other things that I have to do and I just can't keep up with all the changes! Writing the blog has been fun for me, and I hope it was fun to read. I intend to keep writing on other topics in other places :) I thank all of you who have been readers and supporters of this blog and my writing. I wish you all the best of luck with your Rangers!

Where do you go for your Line Rangers English discussions now? I am an avid reader of Reddit and I enjoy the discussion format of Reddit so I encourage you to go to the Line Rangers subreddit to post your questions, comments and discussions on the game: https://www.reddit.com/r/LineRangers/ 

Huge shout-out to:

  • My friend Stru who first turned me on to Line Rangers. Thanks for making me lose many hours of my life and so, so many dollars, Stru. 
  • Rangers Elite Club: my Line Rangers friends who started many thoughtful discussions -- you guys know who you are, you are awesome. 
  • Elite Rangers Masters group: the international teams represented in this Masters group have been a total eye-opener to just how big this game is and how far players are willing to go to be the best of the best. I learned a lot from these kind, friendly people. Keep on rocking! 
  • Last but definitely not least - Taiwanese Line Rangers group 銀河特攻隊 & Wei S: Incredibly, incredibly smart. I am always in awe of the data that comes out of this group. Their published articles are here in Chinese. Wei S has published so many videos that have helped players. View Wei's ever-growing collection of videos here

Thank you all so very much for making this experience awesome! And as always, good luck and have fun!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Pre-register for Season 2 of Line Rangers

Season 2 is coming and a lot of information came in earlier today about what's expected! Make sure you go and pre-register your line id (not your profile display name, but the actual Line ID) where you can click "Go" to take you to a website to input that information. Doing so will qualify you for a Line Rangers toy drawing as well as the first "6-star" ranger we've seen: Assassin Brown! 100 rubies will also be given away. This is only valid if you enter between now and January 27, 2015 23:59 JST so make sure you do this if you want your prizes!

The updates look quite nice. The game is going to get some big updates to the game play and ranger selection. It's been over 6 months since we got new battle types so it would be nice to see some new flavor added to the game.

The biggest news is of course the introduction of 6 to 8 star rangers! We're breaking past the 5-star mold finally but I'm not sure how they're handling this game play. On the one hand, this for sure means that the new rangers will be beefier. Ont he other, it means that we probably need to spend a bunch of rubies to get the latest and greatest again -- of course we're used to this formula, but it doesn't mean we have to like it. I wonder how the "evolution" system will work. Will it finally make long-forgotten old rangers relevant and useful again? Is it possible to progressively combine and evolve our old rangers to keep making them competitive? I'd like to think so, but I have no idea how it will be!

And last but certainly not least, we'll finally see the last stage of Season 1, where we will rescue Sally at long last. After almost a year in captivity, we'll be reunited with our friendly fowl once again.

What will the story of Season 2 be about? We'll have to play to find out! Will you be playing Season 2? Are you excited? Do you have high expectations?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Season 2 Upcoming

The ads have been going around in various Asian countries' LINE media channels that Line Rangers Season 2 is "Coming Soon." A LINE team in Taiwan has uploaded the latest advertisement to YouTube for us to see! Credit goes to them, and thank you!

Season 2 has been on the horizon for a good long while, seeing as how the current chapter has been going on for 11 months. The hope is that we do eventually get to the "end" and rescue Sally from Dr. Mephisto, and that season 2 will be a related but separate story line. Thankfully, since it is a "season" addition, I would assume this means that we keep our rangers, team level, etc. when going on the next mission.

Additionally, I just wanted to post this (super late) master level Fisher Brownie in case anyone was looking for it. She (Brownie is a girl; she is the cousin of Brown) is still available from certain boss levels and legend has it she actually is in the Friendship Gacha despite never having shown up for me after hundreds and hundreds of spins.

Good luck, everyone!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015! New Rangers!

Happy new year, everyone! I wish everyone a very beautiful 2015 and may the fortune of Gacha be with you.

I'm sorry I can't properly post up pics and such, because I'm not on my computer. But I wanted to start a new post so that players can feel free to post their comments about the new set of Rangers here.

It's pretty cool that Fisher Brownie is available "for free"  as an event ranger. But the drop rate, as expected, is very low. Hope you guys get it! It's about time Brown's little cousin Brownie got some attention again!