It is written in the Gospel According To G1-Neume 2:9b.
So, v2.9b is likely to come on July 14 (Tue), which is next week's maintenance, and 45 days later will put v3.0 on August 28. I will edit this post again when he confirms it.
Calyce's quest bug from v2.9a is still not fixed! LOL! See Book of Wind for the quests, and forum topic for discussion of the quest bug. The tagcolor crash supposedly occurs when talking to Gertrude and the mercenary leader in Lisa's Cafe, as well as when talking to Fritz in the final quest.
I have no idea what he means by the quest AFTER you get Claire's card. I have never seen it before, and Book of Wind ends the quest guide with her card. Still, I didn't recruit her in sGE. If you know what this "after-card" quest is about, please post in the comments. Thanks.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (v2.9b)
The following is based on what is specifically stated in sGE patch notes.
What are the content of v2.9b?
As mentioned previously here, Selva will be pushed back to v3.0. She is originally in v2.9.4. So, v2.9b should include...
- New UPC - Claire
- New Pet - Moppet (heal/buff)
- Romina's Crusader Costume
- Bahamar Ancient Area
- Reboldeaux Culverts & Ogre/Werewolf Series
- Low-Level Co-operative Missions & Super-Fights
- Secret Tower Raid
As you can see, there actually isn't much content in v2.9b. Sure, Claire's unknown ores and elite cocks will probably occupy you for some time, but the rest isn't much, just 2 grinding maps + quickie/repetitive stuffs.
Will Old Chess Pieces and Snail Shells drop in Bahamar Ancient Area?
No. They are added only in v3.2.
Does Bahamar Ancient Area use the same pass as the one in Skeleton Dungeon?
Yes. The dungeon which uses a different pass is Ancient Shelter (a non-PK version of Ancient Area), which is added in v3.0.
Will drop rate for Lv.92 elite armor recipes be increased?
No. The improved drop rate is implemented in v3.0, and only for boss drops (not general map farming). However, these recipes also drop from the new bosses in Reboldeaux Culverts and Secret Tower.
Edit: Added FAQ.