Friday, May 16, 2008

The Night When I Went Out to Buy some GVCs

The date was May 14, 2008. The day before the GVC boost ended. While I was bumming around Granado Espada, I noticed that I need a few barracks slots for a new stock musk and a reserved slot for my future Rio. Maybe three pieces of 100 peso GVCs would be good enough for two barrack slots and some mystery powders for my friend.

At exactly 7 o'clock in the evening, I took the extra money from my wallet and went out to buy some GVCs. The search was very long. At around 9 o'clock in the evening I went to this LAN shop in BF Homes Paranaque with fingers crossed. I was raiding all the card shacks, load stations, convenience stores, and LAN shops for the 100 GVC specifically.

Since this is the last place I will go to for my barrack slots (Do note that I am quite low on vis during this time and I want my stock musketeer already!), I decided to take a hidden vid from my mobile phone to record our transaction as well as the answers to my questions.

NOTE: 100 peso GVCs are the ones with 3 boosters and around 2000 gpoints while the 50 peso ones have only 1 booster and around 1000 gpoints. Also note that some of the lines are too soft to hear but you can decipher it by looking at the tenant's lips (his lines are quite short and monotonous so its quite easy to see his replies). I also have three hundred pesos in my wallet, I suddenly had the urge to buy the three hundred peso GVC instead near the end of the transaction.

For those who cannot understand tagalog:

(I must apologize for my first line since I forgot to excuse myself since the tenant was a bit busy. I was just too tired of walking around town.)

Stiles: Meron po kayong load ng Granado Espada?
(Do you have prepaid credits for Granado Espada?)

Tenant: Fifty lang
(We only have the fifty peso ones.)

Stiles: Ahh ok, may pumapakyaw po ba ng one hundred?
(Ahh ok, is someone hoarding the 100 peso GVCs?)

Tenant: Wala naman

Stiles: Wala na po ba talagang makuhang one hundred ?
(Are the 100 peso GVCs really sold out?)

Tenant: Wala
(Yes, their all sold out.)

Stiles: Tinry niyo naman pong magrestock?
(You did tried to restock right?)

*Tenant nods and raises both eyebrows to me to say yes*

Stiles: Pero may nakukuha naman kayong reply sa e-games?

Tenant: Wala eh.
(Nope *in a disappointed tone*)

Stiles: Oh ok. Kuha na lang ako ng tatlo kasi galing na ako kung saan-saan e wala pa rin eh.
(Oh ok. Ill buy three. I have been to a lot of places already but I can't find any GVCs to buy)

Stiles: May promo kasi yan eh.
(Those GVCs got a promotion.)

*Stiles shell out 150 pesos to pay for the three fifty peso GVCs.*

Stiles: Tinry niyo na bang magrestock din dati ng 300 and yung 750?
(Have you tried to restock on the 300 and 750 GVCS before?)

Tenant: Oo, kaso wala talaga eh.

Stiles: Ay wala talaga. Oh ok, thank you po!
(Aww, they're really not available? Ok, thank you)


As I stepped down the stairs leaving the LAN shop, I recorded my rant. But as an extra, i really have to see that a part of the large sun catcher of Granado Espada was missing. I zoomed in my camera phone, sorry if its a bit blurry.



Mikee Stiles is on a hunt for GVCs. I will going around BF Paranaque and nearby areas, some parts of Alabang, some parts of Las Pinas, and Baguio to raid malls, card shacks, internet cafes (LAN shops), and electronics stores for GVCs. As much as possible, I will try to list the locations where you guys can buy GVCs.

As for the Northern Luzon community that I love (with special love for miss Factura and Lacebal), I will create a system where I can do you guys a favor and buy GVCs for you :). I was doing this in a small scale before, but now I think its high time to help more people!

If you really really need your GVCs as in now na, do give me a message in the IAH forums or in game (Stiles, Carraci server or Sppice, in Vivaldi server) and I will try to help.

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