mercoledì, giugno 21, 2006

X-Commies: The DotA Allstars Crossover

With all the talk about X-Commies going on, Imagine what would have happened if the X-Commies wind themselves up in a game of DotA. Here's a list of the Heroes you can expect to see:

The Blue Ape

Monkey Rage

The Blue Ape goes into a maddened frenzy, increasing his attack speed, movement speed and damage significantly. Lasts 10 seconds

Level 1 - 5% attack speed, 5% movement speed 10% damage
Level 2 - 10% attack speed, 10% movement speed 15% damage
Level 3 - 15% attack speed, 15 movement speed, 20% damage
Level 4 - 20% attack speed, 20% movement speed, 25% damage

Monkey See, Monkey Do

The Blue Ape has honed its skills of mimicry to a point where he can reproduce any Hero's passive skill with amazing likeness. Of course, it won't be as good as it's original. The length of this skill is determined by its level. He can even do accents too!

Level 1 - 50% likeness, lasts 30 seconds
Level 2 - 60% likeness, lasts 40 seconds
Level 3 - 70% likeness, lasts 50 seconds
Level 4 - 80% likeness, lasts 60 seconds

Blue, Da Ba De, Da Ba Dai

The Blue Ape has a close affinity to all things that are blue. This allows him to turn invisible whenever he is near a blue object. This skill is passive.

Level 1 - Invisibility lasts for 2 seconds
Level 2 - Invisibility lasts for 4 seconds
Level 3 - Invisibility lasts for 6 seconds
Level 4 - Invisibility lasts for 8 seconds

Blue Banana Bomb

The Blue Ape tosses a blue, glowing banana which explodes upon impact, doing massive damage and then splitting further into smaller bananas. Each small banana does 100 damage when contacted.

Level 1 - 300 initial damage, splits into 3 bananas
Level 2 - 400 initial damage, splits into 4 bananas
Level 3 - 500 initial damage, splits into 5 bananas


Electric Boy

Taser Shock

Sends a powerful shock that courses through the target's body, paralyzing the nervous system. Targets suffer from further speech impediment after the initial shock, rendering them incapable of casting spells.

Level 1 - 1.5 second stun, 1 second silence
Level 2 - 2.0 second stun, 1 second silence
Level 3 - 2.0 second stun, 2 second silence
Level 4 - 2.5 second stun, 3 second silence

Lightning Bolt

Quite self-explanatory. Electric Boy fires one at you; you get roasted; end of story. This skill is 50% less effective when used against Heroes wearing rubber soles.

Level 1 - 200 direct damage
Level 2 - 250 direct damage
Level 3 - 300 direct damage
Level 4 - 300 direct damage, rubber soles or no.


When Electric Boy is standing near a power socket, his energy regenerates at an alarming rate. This ability is passive

Level 1 - Regenerates 3MP/second
Level 2 - Regenerates 4MP/second
Level 3 - Regenerates 5MP/second
Level 4 - Regenerates 6MP/second

Angry Storm

Wherever Electric Boy goes, an angry thunderstorm is prone to follow him. Or maybe it's just the weather in KL. Regardless, whenever a thunderstorm ensues, everyone - friend and foe alike - within the vicinity is pelted with random bolts of lightning. Nobody is spared from the torrent.

Level 1 - 40% chance of attracting a thunderstorm
Level 2 - 50% chance of attracting a thunderstorm
Level 3 - 60% chance of attracting a thunderstorm


The Terminatress

Mad Eye

One gaze from The Terminatress is all she needs to get the boys around her going gaga. Targets of the Mad Eye are rendered disoriented for a short period of time.

Level 1 - 3 second disorientation
Level 2 - 4 second disorientation
Level 3 - 5 second disorientation
Level 4 - 6 second disorientation

Searing Gaze

Fires a devastating ray of fierce microwaves, burning everything in its path. This ray is not impeded by obstacles, thus making it possible to hit multiple targets in a straight line.

Level 1 - 100 damage, 6 meter ray
Level 2 - 200 damage, 6 meter ray
Level 3 - 200 damage, 12 meter ray
Level 4 - 300 damage, 12 meter ray


With the help of her bionic left eye, The Terminatress is capable of seeing long distances. Rumour has it that she might even possess X-ray vision. Whatever she uses her powers for, it's really best that we not inquire.

Level 1 - Can see up to 500 meters away
Level 2 - Can see up to 1000 meters away
Level 3 - Can see up to 1500 meters away
Level 4 - Gains X-ray Vision


The Terminatress is extremely mindful of her appearance, and does everything to look her best despite being in the heat of a fierce battle.

Level 1 - 5% chance to heal 25% of her max HP whenever hit
Level 2 - 10% chance to heal 25% of her max HP whenever hit
Level 3 - 15% chance to heal 25% of her max HP whenever hit


Nicotina aka Steamy Shu

Smoke Screen

Fills the area with a thick fog, slowing opponents by 25% and causing them to miss their attacks. Last 7 seconds

Level 1 - 5 meter radius, 40% miss
Level 2 - 10 meter radius, 50% miss
Level 3 - 15 meter radius, 60% miss
Level 4 - 20 meter radius, 70% miss

Tear Gas

After a good meal of garlic and onions, Shu's breath can cause massive discomfort to her opponents, causing them to tear profusely, subsequently blinding them for a short period of time. Blinded characters will wander aimlessly around for the duration of the blindness

Level 1 - 3 second blind
Level 2 - 5 second blind
Level 3 - 7 second blind
Level 4 - 9 second blind

Nether Blast

Better out than in. And when Shu's mouth is busy spewing a thick fog, there is still another outlet available. Nether (as the name suggests) Blast creates a blast of exploding pulses from her *ahem* posterior, dealing damage to units and buildings. 2 second casting time (must charge up mah). 5 second cooldown.

Level 1 - Does 100 damage to all within the area
Level 2 - Does 175 damage to all within the area
Level 3 - Does 250 damage to all within the area
Level 4 - Does 325 damage to all within the area


Shu herself takes the form of her smokey namesake, rendering her invulnerable to all physical attacks for a short period of time. Shu's Nether Blast also becomes more effective when she's in mistform

Level 1 - Lasts 8 seconds, Nether Blast +20% effectiveness
Level 2 - Lasts 12 seconds, Nether Blast +30% effectiveness
Level 3 - Lasts 16 seconds, Nether Blast +40% effectiveness



Cannonball Run

CanonWoman fires an unrelenting barrage of cannonballs through her eyes, dealing damage so long as she maintains contact with her opponent

Level 1 - 75 damage/second, 2 seconds
Level 2 - 75 damage/second, 3 seconds
Level 3 - 75 damage/second, 4 seconds
Level 4 - 100 damage/second, 4 seconds


Fires a fireball at a target, which explodes upon impact, doing splash damage to all those around the target

Level 1 - 100 damage, 50 splash damage
Level 2 - 175 damage, 100 splash damage
Level 3 - 250 damage, 150 splash damage
Level 4 - 250 damage, 250 splash damage

Protective Goggles

CanonWoman's protective goggles not only prevent her from firing cannonballs uncontrollably, they also protect her eyes from opponents' strikes. This skill is passive.

Level 1 - 20% chance of blocking off 30 damage
Level 2 - 30% chance of blocking off 40 damage
Level 3 - 40% chance of blocking off 50 damage
Level 4 - 50% chance of blocking off 60 damage

Fire of Judgement

The ultimate finishing move. Does massive damage to a single opponent. The X-Commies all rely on this finishing move because of its destructive nature. Kenny Roger's Roasters, anyone?

Level 1 - 600 damage
Level 2 - 900 damage
Level 3 - 1200 damage

mercoledì, giugno 14, 2006

Scienta Est Potentia II

Athena by Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)

Challenge: Where dost thou findeth knowledge?

Response: From whence it first was lost.

Challenge: How much thou giveth for this?

Response: I yield to any a cost.

Challenge: Choose ye, thy knowledge or morals?

Response: Truly I cannot say.

Challenge: If for thy life, a wiser world?

Response: I'd be the last to pay.

venerdì, giugno 09, 2006

Scienta Est Potentia

Challenge: Why are all men such bastards

Response: Because if not, girls won't date them

Challenge: Why aren't there any nice guys out there?

Response: Because you have pushed them aside, chucked them in one corner and turned them into bastards

Challenge: Then what about you?

Response: "I" has no intrinsic value

martedì, giugno 06, 2006

Level Up

After sitting for the media audiences exam yesterday, I felt like I could take on the World. Of course, I wouldn't have managed it without the help of Abdullah my "fellow" Singaporean, whose kiasuism proved both invaluable and contagious.


Eddie G. is now a Level 51 Bard! (Chaotic Good)

That is all. I doubt anyone would even bother what new skills and stats I would have gained from leveling, so I won't bother either. Now, it's time for me to get back to studying for exams...