Let’s talk about 2023

Let’s talk about plans for 2023… Also, happy 30th Anniversay, Makeruna Makendo!

First of all, happy anniversary, Makeruna Makendo! Yep, today is the 30th anniversary of Makeruna! Makendo. I admit, I didn’t check this data until yesterday. So a big apology to anyone who was hoping I would do something special for the franchise’s birthday. But hopefully I’ll get Makendo Central up and running soon. Since I’m already touching the topic of Makendo Central, though, let’s focus on that first.

Obviously, like previously stated, one of my plans for this year will be finally getting Makendo Central up. As you saw in the previous update log, a lot of work has been done for this. All the social network stuff is pretty much ready and only a few final touches are left to do. So hopefully the site is ready soon, at least within the next 2 weeks.

On N Masters, the plan is to have more written content more frequently. This definitely includes reviews and guides. Guides may be grouped together with videos. Also, considering PSO2 guides have been frequently sought for, that’s something I may focus on for the next weeks.

As you may have noticed, the N Masters Twitch streams have moved to its own channel. They will no longer be hosted on my personal channel. Instead, they are now on NMasters_ch. I did this move so viewers aren’t forced to watch ads anymore. It also lets me do multistreams on Twitch and YouTube, or just immediately publish videos from Twitch on other services since this new channel is not an affiliate.

Finally, let’s talk about the other big project. The part about game development. NovaFan Games’s website will a lot of updating first of all. It’s pretty old and I’ve just done basic maintenance on it in the whole last year. But I really want to start doing more art and game development in the next days. I want to start talking more about Project Never Stop Dreaming, actually reveal its proper title, present characters and basic story, and more. Share art about it too, for example. So yeah, now that I have a proper computer, it is something that I really want to start working on more. It is something I am really looking forward to share with everyone.

As for this blog, the plans for it remain the same. Maybe also finishing up some sections, like that About area that I’ve never touched since launch. 😅

By the way, I still need help to finish paying the new computer I’m using before I can comfortably use donations to further improve any of the sites or projects. My Ko-fi page is still available by clicking on this link or clicking on the button on the side bar if you would like to support me.

PSO2 Screenshot from New Year 2023
Towards a year full of new adventures!

Makendo Central community server now open!

The progress with Makendo Central continues. After a few days of working behind the scenes, you can now see part of the results in two areas.

First of all, Makendo Central now has a new logo. You can see it in the shiny new banner that all social network accounts for Makendo Central received.

Screenshot of Makendo Central's YouTube channel with the new logo and banner.
YouTube channel with the new banner and logo.

And now for the big announcement of this post: Makendo Central community server for discussions is now open! Hosted on the Guilded platform, the Makendo Central lets Makeruna! Makendo fans from around the world join together in chat conversations, focused discussions, streams, voice chat, and even submit your own fan art.

Some people will be wondering: “Why Guilded instead of the old Discord?” Well, I pretty much said some of the advantages Guilded offers over Discord and all for free. But my detailed answer about it will be shared in a later blog post. For now, I will just say that I highly recommend it over Discord and you won’t regret it.

Anyway, as you can see there’s been quite a lot of work behind the scenes with Makendo Central. And of course it’s not over yet as the main website is still being worked on. But right now, feel free and I welcome you to join the community server by clicking on the button below.

New cheat codes found for Makeruna! Makendou

New cheat codes found for Makeruna! Makendou

When I started with the redesign of Makendou Central, I decided to do another quick Google search to see if there’s anything new to find about the franchise. Mainly, I browsed to see if there was any new fan art to be included in the gallery section that was about to open.

I did find a few new things but the most interesting one was this Japanese site that included cheat codes for many games (including a few for the original Makeruna! Makendou). And a lot of them seem to be previously unknown.

I’ve translated the two codes that were available for Makeruna! Makendou and shared them below.

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