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Regarding Mail Server

So I just noticed that ever since my provider changed the mailing software back in May, e-mails weren’t sent correctly anymore. I had my suspicions, but thought there was nothing I needed to do or could do about it. Turns out there was something I should have done, and now the e-mail service finally works again! Should have known that I would need to change some settings to keep things working…

But this means that if you used the contact form the last few months, chances are I didn’t get your message at all! So if you were disappointed that you didn’t get a reply: that is likely the reason. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience!

But the contact form should work again, so if you still got that unsent message lying around somewhere, now’s probably the best time to send it! 😉

Compact Disciple of the Earth

So, I just couldn’t move on from Earth just yet. I originally hadn’t planned for it to become as long as it did, and I felt like the flow of the song suffered a bit from the decision to keep everything that was originally in Disciple of the Earth.

So I came up with a more “compact”, shorter version of True Disciple of the Earth, which leaves out some parts and shortens some to improve the overall flow of the song. I call the result Compact Disciple of the Earth, which is now the fifth song of NEO Lord of the Elements.

Additionally, this version also features some other changes that I consider improvements which will carry over to the album version of True Disciple of the Earth.

Compact Disciple of the Earth (70 downloads)

It may be shorter, but it’s also pretty compact, so there’s still a lot of themes packed into it:

  • Fighting of the Spirit
  • Tunnel Rhino Stage
  • The Totem God
  • Concrete Jungle
  • Stone Tower Temple
  • Twisted Humiliskate (Rockslide Rumble)
  • Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage)
  • Cocoa Cave
  • Rock Star

This version removed Native Faith and Cave Story’s Last Boss, otherwise the song list is unchanged. Native Faith seemed to take away too much from the rest of the song despite the cool transition back to Stone Tower Temple, so I decided to remove it for this version. Last Boss was sacrificed for the greater good as well.

And surprise, there’s a video for this version as well – who’d have thought? 😉

Alright, I’m satisfied now. Next up is definitely Darkness. Yeah!

True Disciple of the Earth

First one to be done on time, I didn’t think I’d make it. Get Ready for the fourth song of NEO Lord of the Elements, True Disciple of the Earth!

This one is definitely unexpected as this was not part of the original Lord of the Elements and instead part of the second Disciple album, Master of the Elements. Even more unexpected should be all the changes the song has seen for its true form, as the remake leaves no stone unturned. Hear for yourself:

True Disciple of the Earth (107 downloads)

I didn’t intend the song to become 8 minutes long again, but here we are. I guess this calls for another song list:

  • Fighting of the Spirit
  • Tunnel Rhino Stage
  • The Totem God
  • Concrete Jungle
  • Native Faith
  • Stone Tower Temple
  • Twisted Humiliskate (Rockslide Rumble)
  • Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage)
  • Cocoa Cave
  • Last Boss
  • Rock Star

Once again you can use the characters on-screen as reference to what song is playing at which time in the video:

I can’t believe I managed to finish this one on-schedule, seeing how long it became and how many changes there were. The next one isn’t going to be much different, I intend to change it up quite a bit, oof…

Well, two more songs to go – another remake and the final song – let’s see how long these take to make.