See new characters Bryan & Divine Hammer Bryan using 2 Knuckles in YouTube Video .

Imperial Wheel S #101 has been updated for 3/25-4/01, 2015, featuring new Anise's costume set, Lorraine & Dolores, Abyss/Armonia weapon sets for Lorraine/Dolores, and Vigilar Robe.

The following post summarizes some changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. American server is currently at v22.80.01 after nearly 4 months of nothing. See Patch Notes page for earlier versions.


In my opinion, the new Enchantment Tranquilizers are still too expensive. Constellation Weapon (AR33) uses Veteran Chip, while Elite Le Noir (DR32) uses Lv.100 Chip. Neither Veteran nor Lv.100 Chip is worth 540,000 Vis... Might as well just throw more chips at the item without using tranquilizer at all. The same with the ones in Feso.

This is the typical problem with the changes by IMC. They changed a system (e.g. Enchantment Separation) or added a new item, then set the cost so high that the item or system is not even worth using... Otherwise, they added a new raid mission or quest, but the rewards are so bad or drop rate so low that it is barely worth the time. (They even changed the game client files so they can hide the drop rates from players...) All these just keep making their changes redundant. The root of the problem is their design philosophy and the stingy-mindedness of the developers...


Japan servers have added Lorraine and Dolores. Their personal skills have also been customized to grant ATK Rating +3 in addition to the standard buffs. See イノリーの双子魔術師 アップデート情報 for details.


Both characters can be acquired via:

The more expensive package (3,800 HC) includes Lorraine Character Card, 2 stance rings, and 2 random weapon boxes among other cash items. The random weapon box drops one Aristocrat, Tyrant, Elite Bristia, or Armonia Weapon.

DOWNLOAD SOUND FILE
The latest sound effects file for this version has been uploaded as se_jap_20150318.zip. This file includes Japanese voices for Van, Dolores, and Lorraine.

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 Lorraine and Dolores are voiced by Yuka Iguchi (井口裕香), who performed in A Certain Magical Index (Index), Bakemonogatari (Tsukihi), Fairy Tail (Chelia), Kantai Collection (Kaga), and Kara no Kyoukai (Seo Shizune).

Van is voiced by Nakamura Yuichi (中村悠一), who performed in Fairy Tail (Gray), Clannad (Okazaki Tomoya), Macross Frontier (Saotome Alto), The Irregular At Magic High School (Shiba Tatsuya), and Owari no Seraph (Ichinose Guren).

Granado Espada has been running for 9 years! This event celebrates its 9th birthday.

  1. Collect event items from monsters in any field map to trade for Soul Crystal (10), Ring Box of Chester/etc. (30), or basic artifact material (30).
  2. Talk to Event NPC daily for GE 9th Anniversary Medal (after 5 days), Weapon Costume Ticket (after 10 days), and Recruitment Character Box (after 20 days).
  3. Combat EXP Boost +100%, Koko Pet Boost, and Basic Character's Buff Boost during event period.
  4. Screenshot Event with character using GE 9th Anniversary Medal. Five winners will get some Cash Shop Credits.



Related Links
9주년 이벤트를 진행합니다 02/12-03/05, 2015
9th Granado Espada Birthday Event 03/17-04/07, 2015

Added and updated UI Skin - Gold Rose for v23.63.43 (Armonia Final Episode)...

Ugh. There's nothing to post about lately. T3Fun server is still happily lagging, and stuck at Armonia Episode 3.




See UI SKINS page for setup instructions and more skins.

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Japanese servers have updated to Armonia Final Episode Part 2, featuring Van. Creacion stancebook and stance rings are available in Imperial Wheel S 99 (3/11-18, 2015). Meanwhile, American server is still stuck at Episode 3 after this week's maintenance... I'll post the new sound effects file after they added Lorraine and Dolores.



Related Links
FINAL EPISODE ~魔術師“帰還”~ 3/11実装
新キャラ「漆黒の魔導師 ヴァン」を実装
アルモニアFINALEPISODE 最終アップデート情報

A few people have asked for a review of the private server. Well, there is nothing else to write about currently. American server is laggy as hell, with my record ping at 82.5 seconds! I can't even do most of my solo daily missions. T3Fun still refuses to patch to Episode 4, and not much is happening this week in other servers either. I don't feel like writing guides on raid missions now, since they would be revised in Armonia Episode 5 anyway.

I have reviewed briefly the private server in 2012 when it was first launched as Aria. (See Aria - Granado Espada Private Server.) It has come a long way since then. So I have registered and downloaded the game client for the private server to see what it is like... Here are some thoughts from the perspective of a player from an official server who is considering switching over to the private server.

Version: 21.84.39 (Armonia Episode 1)
Server Time: GMT+2 (or GMT+1 during DST)
EXP Rate: x10
Drop Rate: x10
Initial Barrack Slots: 21

More customizations of the server can be read at Server Changelog . Some are fairly good changes, but in this post, I will just look at things that are of immediate concern to new players trying to rebuild their families. The private server's connection seem pretty stable. It wasn't too laggy, not as bad as American server currently anyway...



Added and updated UI Skin - Le Blanc for v23.63.43 (Armonia Final Episode). This is another old skin that has been around since v3.0 or earlier.



See UI SKINS page for setup instructions and more skins.

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Imperial Wheel S has been updated for 02/25-03/04, 2015. The featured items are Armonia Rosario, Avalanche Costume Set for Lisa, Vigilar Coat, and Abyss Weapons.


Europe server has been updated to Armonia Final Episode (v23.90.89). There will be 40% discount on Enchantment Separation/Combination until 03/03, 2015.



All monsters in Bahama, Errac, Viron, and Armonia field maps will drop weapon materials, such as Dream of Devil, Crest of Dark Priest, etc. All bonus roulette will give double normal rewards. Divino Pet Box is also available as 100th Lyndon Box bonus. These events last until 03/10, 2015.

DOWNLOAD SOUND FILE
The file se_eu_20150224.zip includes Korean voices for Elizabeth, Anise, and Van.

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Related Links
Armonia Final Episode - Feature Site
Patch Notes - Armonia Final Episode
Update Preview: Armonia Final Episode
Change of Mission & Weapon Craft
Weapon System Change Compensation Plan
[24/02] Scheduled Patch - 23.90.89: 1387
Upgrade Your Gears Event 1/27-2/03, 2015
Gift from Anis Event 3/03-3/17, 2015... See also SkyDragon's event guide .
Avalanche Costumes + Rhino/Diablo Pets 3/03-3/17, 2015