I think I like the new Normal mode a bit more than the usual mode which is now called Pro. I find odd, though, that while you are in the lobby of Normal mode, you can’t play with the bgm like in every other lobby of the game. Btw, Dikong, if I get a friend request while recording, I usually wait until the recording is done to accept the friend request.
I actually had to edit this video because Camelot messed up the user interface again. When you first confirm that you want to play alone, it appears like if it’s already looking for other players to play with. Well, it’s not. You need to press the “Confirm” button again to actually start the player search, even though the bottom right icons make it seem like cancelling is the only option and that the “Confirm” button doesn’t do anything.
About the part where I was playing The Legend of Zelda, I was actually trying to bring up the Save Menu by using the second controller’s secret code. Obviously, I wasn’t able to remember it out so I just resumed showcasing the NES app.
A small but serious bug was affecting the N Masters Game Card Generators after the recent server upgrade. Whenever you tried to update a card through any way or if you were trying to create a new one, you would end up receiving one that is completely blank in the text data.
The bug is now fixed and all three Card Generators should work correctly. If your card is currently glitched, you can easily fix it by leveling it up or by editing it, even if you leave all your data the same way.
The game feels almost right but not exactly the same as previous Mega Man games, specially when compared to the NES ones (or the ones inspired by them like 10). It’s still a great game, but I think the walking animation is still off and, gameplay-wise, it feels a bit clunky in certain actions such as when climbing ladders or sliding. You can get used to it quickly, though. Also, the music is a bit lacking too, IMO, but maybe that’s just a problem with Block Man’s stage. And the sound effects feel off too by some reason, like if they are a bit dull this time compared to the previous games. The Japanese voice-acting is also better than the English one, although the difference is not as noticeable as it was in Mega Man 8 and English is still acceptable this time.
(This video is actually edited and contains a mix of the first time I started the game and checked the menus with the second full playthrough of Block Man’s stage. It was hard to find a part where to combine both segments seamlessly since the loading times are quite good.)
A few days ago, the server where N Masters is hosted received an upgrade. (Special thanks to Slushie for all of this) The most obvious change from the user perspective is that it now has secure connections available on the whole domain. That means that you can now connect through HTTPS to any of the sites hosted at n-masters.com . Also, the official URL of N Masters is now simply https://n-masters.com . Yep, the “www.” part is gone. You can still use it if you want but your browser will probably bug you about it since the HTTPS is configured for the new address. All the other URLs are the same besides the change to from “http” to “https” at the beginning. There were also a few other behind the scene upgrades too which should help making more efficient each of the sites hosted.
At the moment, most of of the links at N Masters will probably end up redirecting you to the regular HTTP version. There’s no issue with that but I’ll try to get it fixed in the next days. The other sites, though, should be mostly fine and will actually try to redirect you to the new HTTPS version.
Besides that, I’m starting to work on the new design for Makendou Central now. At the moment, I’ll try to put everything back up without much customization just so that the content is still easily accesible. I also opened up one of the sections I was talking about since a while ago, the Fan Gallery. It’s easily accesible from the front page of the site and already has a few pieces of fan art that I’ve found or that people have submitted. I’m still planning on how the gallery will end up working, but if anyone wants to submit their fan art, you can send me a PM through the forum. (You can also send them through the FB page or G+ one, but I don’t really recommend those methods as I rarely check them now. They’re pretty much automatized.)
Apparently, I can draw. Here’s an old drawing of Rie that I did on January of last year.
I honestly didn’t think I could make drawings like this one. 😅
Before this, I usually just did stick figure drawings or some really quick and ugly looking ones when I tried something more. It was like I really wasn’t being careful or really trying. I think it wasn’t until the beginning of 2016 when I decided to really try to draw well based on what someone had told me a few years earlier. After that, it’s just been practice, careful observation of art styles that I like, and a few valuable tips from artists that I know.
Since I had those old Mega Man X8 videos already uploaded to the N Masters YouTube channel, I thought to myself, “Why not?”. So here are the new Mega Man X8 videos recorded from the X Legacy Collection 2. I decided to specifically record and upload these two already since they are the same content that was previously uploaded.
Loading times are surprisingly quick now. Also, the X Collections give me the excuse to record and upload more Mega Man X game videos to N Masters since they are all now officially in a Nintendo console. 😛
You can watch the previously recorded videos inside this post, btw. Those were recorded from the PC version.