Best Blowout Support Event 2017 until July 04 (Europe) or Aug 23 (USA).  

Sword of the New World has began its Year of the Tiger Event for 2 weeks (Dec 30 - Jan 13*). See Ho the Tiger forum topic for event details. Also, be reminded that the Snow Drop Challenge Event (i.e. typing Christmas carols) will end by the next maintenance (Jan 6, 2010).

Update (*): The bug will be fixed on maintenance (Jan 5), and event will be extended by 1 week, ending on Jan 20 instead. [Source]

Essentially, the New Year Event works like this...

  1. Talk to Wandering Blacksmith in Coimbra (H3, Channel 1 ONLY).
  2. Give him 1 Suspicious Red Ore or 10 Pure Talt + 10 Pure Ionium + 10 Pure Quartz + 10 Pure Aidanium + 10 Pure Etretanium.
  3. Talk to the Tiger next to him.
  4. Type in any 3 numbers (e.g. 123), and the Tiger will respond. Tapping its fore paw means a digit is the right number and in the right position. Tapping its hind leg means a digit is the right number but in the wrong position.
  5. Guess the correct number and talk to the Wandering Blacksmith for a reward and to accumulate points.

Materials Required To Play
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For the benefit of low-level players, Pure Ores drop in Lv.80+ maps, such as Prison de Joaquin, Ustiur Zones, and Joaquin Treasure Chamber (Diamond Coupon required). You can also convert 3 Refined Ores into 1 Pure Ore at the Smith in Reboldeaux (E6). Since Pure Ores can be sold to NPC, each game will essentially cost you 20,000 vis.

What Is My Number?
You have to keep guessing the number, and see the Tiger's responses for clues. For example, let the target number be 372. When you guess 321, the Tiger will tap fore paw once ("3" is correct) and hind leg once ("2" is misplaced). Since "1" is not among the 3 digits, the Tiger does not respond for it.

The numbers do not repeat (i.e. you won't get 666), and "0" will not appear as the first number. Otherwise, it is basically a matter of logic (via elimination), luck... and bloody-minded persistence.

Each game will reward you a random item - 20 Pure Ores (random type), 1-2 Pure White Fur of White Tiger, or 1-2 Sharp Claw of Black Tiger. The last 2 items are "potions" which provide party-wide unique buffs for 150 seconds. Both buffs do not stack with each other, and the "potions" cannot be traded.

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White Bless Buff: Immune +5, Movement Speed +10%, Defense +10

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Sharp Claw Buff: Penetration +5, Attack Speed +10%, Critical +10

If you got the correct number on the first guess, you should receive 3 White Gold Bars (1m vis each) instead. However, a bug currently exists that hangs the client when the NPC tries to give you the first-guess rewards. After client restart, you will be locked out of Coimbra channel 1.

Event Points
You get points for guessing the correct number. The less guesses you take to get the correct number, the more points you will get for each game. After you accumulated certain amount of points, you must guess the number within a limited number of guesses or receive no point at all.

PointsNot Valid After...
3,000 Points
2,000 Points
1,000 Points

To buy a Tiger Pet Box, play one more game with the Tiger after you accumulated 1,000 points. When you talk to the Wandering Merchant for reward, he will allow you to buy the pet for 400k feso. The price is reduced to 250k feso (at 2,000 points) and 100k feso (at 3,000 points). The pet box cannot be traded.
  • White Tiger gives White Bless buff for 20 minutes + heals 1500 HP
  • Black Tiger gives Sharp Claw buff for 20 minutes + heals 1000 HP
  • Golden Tiger loots the item drops every 2 seconds
The top 3 players with the most points in each server will also receive bonus rewards (Lacquers, White Gold Bars) at the end of the event. You can check your current points and the top 3 players by talking to the Wandering Blacksmith.

Personal Thoughts About Event
Like the Christmas typing-carols event, I personally find this event too tedious and time-consuming. On average, I think most players get it with 4-7 guesses, which amounts to 5 points per game. This means you need to spend hours after hours in order to guess about 200 numbers to be able to buy the pet~!

The fact that the Event NPC is located only in Coimbra Channel 1 does not help matters. Massive lag and event bug caused some annoyances to the players. IMC really should place Event NPC in all 3 towns and all channels to distribute "traffic" and avoid congestion. A tip shared by some players for reducing lag in town is to reduce Model Render Quality: Characters under Game Options (Alt-O).

The NPC also talked too much. You need to click 4-5 times just to get to the main event menu. They should disable the introduction speech after the first time you talked to him. Assuming you take 200 guesses to get 1,000 points, getting to the event menu essentially requires 800-1,000 clicks!

I will edit this entry again when I get the 3 pets... still at 800 points at the moment. But luckily, I still have about 30k Pure Ores in my inventory, so it should be enough... Yay, I got bugged at 2,013 points when trying to buy the Tiger. And the maintenance "fix" doesn't help me.

So... after weeks of waiting, those who were bugged after the 1st week will not getting the Tiger at all. The tigers will be released again in the future, but I doubt it will be anytime soon.1

Related Links
Edit: Added some bug-related information. Added more related links and Raiden's update on bug and extension. Added first-guess reward of 3 white gold bars.

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  1. Andre de Lou-Oshiba
  2. White Elephant
  3. White Tiger
  4. Yellow Tiger
  5. Black Tiger
I was quite surprised to see the elephant. I have never seen or heard of it anywhere at all... But this doesn't mean we are going to get the elephant pet. Reckless Emilia, Mifuyu, etc. are also inside the portrait file as mentioned previously in Head Icons v3.5.

There are also 2 more new item icons - Sharp Talon and White Fur. Most likely, they are to be used for Year of the Tiger Event.

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Imperial Wheel (jGE) has been updated for Dec 25, 2009 to Jan 5, 2010. They brought out all the old stuffs (still new for us) for players who missed them previously. Something about the browser cache not refreshing caused me to miss this earlier...

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See Book of Wind: Reckless Emilia for character details.

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Expert Exclusive • ATK Rating 33
For Angel Zweihander and Angel Rod, see Imperial Wheel: Aug 2009.
For Angel Rifle, see Imperial Wheel: Sept 2009.
For Angel Bracelet, see Imperial Wheel: Oct 2009.

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Lv.100 • Veteran Exclusive
DEF Rating 30 • DEF 197 (Fig/Sco), 168 (Ele/Mus/Wiz)

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Body Costumes + Hats
Grace, Adelina/ATP, Emilia/ETS, and Calyce Exclusive
These are also available in kGE Magic Scroll: Dec 14-24, 2009.

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Body Costumes + Hairs
Baek Ho & Karjalain Exclusive

Many of these new costumes are named after flowers... The other costumes have already been released in Imperial Wheel or Coimbra Shuffle!! previously. See the old entries for details.

It is possible to take an entire screen shot of the quarters, without breaking down into 3 separate screen shots of left, middle, and right... even if you are on a relatively low-resolution graphic setting (e.g. 1024 x 768).

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To take an elongated screen shot, do the following...
  1. Open user.xml file in Granado Espada\release folder with Notepad.
  2. Find the line <resolution ...>, and double its width setting. For example, if your resolution is 1024 x 768, set width to 2048. You can leave height setting alone.
  3. Save, and start the game client.
  4. Login to the family quarters. You will not be able to see the entire quarter in-game, but no matter.
  5. Press Print Screen key. Now, check your new screen shot in Granado Espada\release\screenshot folder.
If you cannot see the Logout or Exit Game button due to the extended width, you can always use Alt-Q hot-key to call up Quit Menu to close the client. After taking screen shots, remember to restore back to your original resolution to play the game.

There is a lot of family restructuring during this Christmas week. The family traded Anahita (Expert Lv.3 f/sco) for Pazuzu (Expert Lv.1 Soho the Fighter), who is named after the Babylonian demon of the wind. Since Anahita (f/sco) doesn't have Arnis stance yet, the family added 120m vis for the trade. Now at least, the family doesn't have to train a freaking martial artist separately just for Master's Martial Arts Quest (v3.5), which will be needed for Reckless Emilia (v4.0).

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To replace Anahita (f/sco), the family recruited a new scout Qilue (f/sco), who is named after a white-haired dark elf priestess. Romina also brought one of her followers into the family - Dove (Rescue Knight), who is named after a Knight of Myth Drannor. Along with Alustriel (ETS), they are named after three of the Seven Sisters in Forgotten Realms RPG.

Empedocles (Expert Lv.1 m/ele) was sold for 950m vis on Christmas Day. Unfortunately, his departure reduced the family to Lv.25+0. The family went on a X'mas shopping spree and bought Mysterious Powders, Enchant Boosters, Upgrade Accelerators, Promotion Scrolls, and OoPS Support Boxes for a total of 556m vis. Pazuzu (STF) opened the 5 OoPS Support Boxes and received...
  1. Lv.90 (920k) EXP Card x6
  2. Lv.90 (920k) EXP Card x6
  3. Ancient Area Pass (1 day) x1
  4. Ancient Area Pass (1 day) x1
  5. Lacquer +6: General x1
The family was looking for cheap Lv.100 chips from the boxes. Meh. The speed-typing Christmas Carols event is really hard. I don't mind the event concept as such, but there are way too much lyrics to type in too little time. The irregular punctuations and some parts in ALL CAPS letters do not help either.

Having been de-leveled to Veteran Lv.9 (22.6%), Pazuzu (STF) trained alone in Bahamar Marsh to become Expert Lv.1 again, while Cthulhu (Poppet) looted 1 Snail Shell, Assassin Dagger, and Elite Camisa de Soldado Recipe. Candide (Lorch) and Qilue (f/sco) also gained a few levels.

The family made a new Christmas-themed forum avatar. This probably made Swamp Angler Claus very happy, and so it gave the family another Dragon Heart Recipe for Christmas~! Together with the recipe bought for 600m vis about 3 week ago, the family now has 3 recipes, nicely one for each aspiring Master.

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Ashardalon Family Profile has been updated with expanded character write-ups. There was 1 disconnection experienced this week.

Magic Scroll (kGE) features some new Santa costumes for Calyce, Grace, Adelina, and Emilia during Dec 16-24, 2009. Also available is the Santa Grabber pet, which loots and drops Christmas gifts (during Christmas period only).

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See also Magic of Christmas in kGE forum topic for more screenshots. I don't usually post about kGE Magic Scroll, so this is a bit late. Well, better late than never. The new Santa costumes are somewhat significant after all, since the previous post is about GE Christmas.

Edit: For more screenshots of these costumes, see プレゼントでしゅ。ごしゅじんたま.

Ever wonder what do the other editions of Granado Espada have for Christmas? So, who has the best GE Christmas of them all?

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X'mas Poppet says:
to all my blog readers!

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See The Holidays Come To Sword of the New World. The 2 events are similar to kGE's speed-typing event and rGE's Tiger pet event.

The Snow Drop Challenge Event (December 23 – January 6)
Players will have a timed challenge in-game to type the exact things the NPC says. They get 3 challenges and will win various prizes depending upon their performance. Prizes include Christmas socks, X-mas tree, Snowman, Christmas Firecracker, or experience cards.

Year of the Tiger Event (December 30 – January 13)
Sword of the New World will be celebrating the year of the Tiger on New Year’s this year. Join in to participate in a number mini-game and get a chance to win a Tiger pet that can be used to buff. [Source]

There are also 2 forum contests. G1 Holiday Festivus Contest offers a chance to win premiums by submitting screenshot or fan art with winter holiday theme. Holiday Minstrel Contest requires contestants to modify a classic Christmas song and the sole winner will get 3 Santa Hats.

Most players also receive a Santa Costume for Fighter, probably for logging in on Christmas or sometime close. See also Ho the Tiger for the New Year event. All players who login on Dec 23-27 will receive a full set of Santa costumes. See Santa Surprise! for details.

See previous blog entries - HCOF Christmas Special and Summon Angel.

Collect 2 of each tradable letters - X, M, A, and S from any monster. Give a set to Event NPC for free Christmas Tree, Snowman, Snow Spray, Health Filler, EXP Card, and assorted Lollipops. There are also special prizes - Star Knuckles, Star Gaiters, Toy Hammer, and Premium Treasure Chest (?). See jGE Christmas Event (Dec 12-29).

Free body/back costumes, hats, promotional scrolls, and cash shop potions for families that meet certain conditions based on family level and having 3-5 characters of assorted levels. See 極みへの挑戦! (Dec 22-Feb 23) for details.

New families get 2 special buff potions for 100% Combat EXP and 100% Stance EXP buff. They stack with Combat/Tactics Manuals. Unused potions are deleted after event. See エスパダ プラスをはじめる方へステキなプレゼント!! (Dec 22-Feb 23).

Old players who quit the game will get Phoenix Wings (15-days), Horn of Baphomet (15-days), and/or Growth Medicine Bottle (+50% Combat EXP). See これから復帰するユーザーに特別なアイテムを配布!!. This corresponds to sGE's Summon Angel event to encourage players who quit to return to the game.

Note: If you encounter a blank page when loading jGE website, see Have You Been Blocked Today?.

Collect 50 Snow Pieces and combine them with Pure Ores (50 of each type) and talk to Event NPC in town. Accept the speed-typing challenge, consisting of 3 rounds - 1st (15 sec), 2nd (20 sec), and 3rd (30 sec) to get freebies, e.g. EXP Card, Strength Potion (Hrin's Liquor), Santa Hat, Rudolph Hat, Snowman, Christmas Tree, Christmas Sock, Triumph Filler, etc. If you win all 3 rounds in 1 challenge, you can get bonus items. Only 1 challenge is allowed per hour. See MC Santa for details.

Santa Grabber pet is also available for acquisition via Magic Scroll. It loots and drops Christmas Gift Box. See Silver Server v4.3.8.There are also Santa costumes for Grace, Calyce, Emilia, and Adelina. See Magic of Christmas in kGE.

Thai GE is having the same event as kGE (see above). See TGE Merry X'mas 2009 Event. In addition, prices of selected cash shop items have been reduced by 25%. See TGE End of Year Sale.

Russia Granado Espada (possibly the newest edition of GE) has updated to v3.5 since Dec 16, 2009. See here.

Double EXP boost for all players during Dec 23-30. See Двойной опыт.

See Новогоднее приключение. From Dec 23-Jan 6, hunt for special red ore (lower level, higher drop rate) from mobs, then give it to Event NPC. Talk to the Tiger to guess its number. When you guessed the right number, you get 2-8 points (less error, more points). For each game you can get a random prize - tiger claw, tiger fur, different types of ores. When you accumulated 1000+ points, you play another guessing game to guess the final number. Once you win, you can acquire one of the 3 Tiger pets.
  • White Tiger (heals +1500 HP): 1000 points + 400k feso + Tiger Fur
  • Black Tiger (heals +1000 HP): 2000 points + 250k feso + Tiger Claw
  • Yellow Tiger (loots items): 3000 points + 100k feso
Also, the 3 players with the most points after the event will get...
  1. +5 Lacquer: Veteran, +6 Lacquer: Veteran, White Gold Bars
  2. +6 Lacquer: Veteran, White Gold Bars
  3. +5 Lacquer: Veteran, White Gold Bars
From Dec 16 to Jan 13, Occulta Dungeon requires only 1 Ancient Rune to enter (instead of the usual 5 runes). Players who completed Nar's quest during this time will get free Crystal Wings (15-days). See Проверь свои силы в испытании Нара.

Design a GE-themed calendar for forum contest. The prizes are 1st - Crystal Wings (365-days) and 1 Master Promotion Scroll, 2nd - Crystal Wings (90-days) and 2 Expert Promotion Scrolls, and 3rd - Crystal Wings (30-days) and 3 Veteran Promotion Scrolls. See Календарь для жителей Нового света and the forum contest entries.

See 冬日狂欢盛典. Login during Dec 24-27 to get 5 Santa costumes (30-days), and during Dec 25-27 to get 30 Pet Food per day, 8 Triumph Fillers (?) per day, and 1 Veteran Promotion Scroll (must be 1 Veteran in family) per day.

Until Jan 7, collect X, M, A, and S letters from mobs and get EXP Cards, Lollipops, X'mas Tree, X'mas Firecracker, Snowman, Health Filler, and Arsene Circus Ticket (exchange for Trump Weapons).

From Dec 26-Jan 6, any faction (aka clan) who occupies selected colonies will win prizes. All faction members get 1 Sacred Chaos Requiem Pass (1-day), and faction leaders get 100 Veteran Enchantment Chips.

Top-up cash shop credits during Dec 24-Jan 4 to get free feso.

Taiwan GE is updating to v4.1.2 五大元素:聖魔水之謎 (5 Elements: Holy Water Mystery) at the end of the year. Their Christmas Event (Dec 23-Jan 6) is the same Snow Drop Challenge as kGE and tGE mentioned above.

Login for 4 days in a week (30 min per login) and get a different item each week - Socket Flux, Devil Wings (7-days), Expanded Warp Slots (15-days), Lucifer Wings (7-days), and Ancient Area Pass (1-day). If you login everyday for the week, you will also get a bonus Ancient Area Pass (1-day). See 登入活動 (Dec 1-28).

New costumes, Dragon Crossbow, and Dragon Sword are added. See 炎龍武器6 and 炎龍武器7.

Login during Dec 22-29 and get free 5 Santa costumes (30-days; 1 type each), 3 Santa Hats, 100 Snow Sprays, 20 Christmas Trees, 20 Snowman, 10 Christmas Firecrackers, and 60 Buche de Noel (20 per element). Christmas Tree grants all characters near it ATK +15% and faster HP Regeneration. Snowman grants everyone near it ATK Speed +10%. See Đón "Giáng Sinh Trắng" cùng Bá Chủ Thế Giới .

They also recycled 2 old events. Login for 30+ hours in a week and get freebies like Silver Phoenix Wings. Those who top-up cash shop credit will stand a chance to get Gold Phoenix Wings. See Bảo trì định kỳ - Ra mắt máy chủ Huyền Thoại and Thể lệ bốc thăm may mắn hàng tuần.

Cash shop has a 50% discount for all items. See Giảm giá vĩnh viễn toàn bộ vật phẩm cashshop.

Edit: Added vGE, which I don't usually look at since vGE is also managed by IAHGames (sGE). Thanks to Amalielle for reminding me about vGE. Added x2 EXP rate and Tiger pet event for rGE, and details for cGE.

Added Santa Grabber and new Santa costumes for kGE.

Added Santa Surprise! and Ho the Tiger link for SNW.

Cthulhu (Poppet) looted another Snail Shell, Elite Striform Recipe, and Elite Laranja e Preto Recipe in Bahamar Marsh. Romina and Anahita (f/sco) reached Expert Lv.3, while Visca (Grace) reached Expert Lv.2. A Swamp Angler finally dropped Dragon Heart Recipe~!

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The treasure hunters found Bracelet of Great Soul as their 32nd Fire Isle Treasure in Zone 1. The family decided to keep it for Hellena's Forgotten Magic (v3.4).

Ashardalon Family Profile has been updated. There were 6 disconnections experienced this week.

I made 3 new character portraits to complement Another Lonely Soul: GE Family Portrait Generator, which is currently lacking Master level and the portraits for Selva, Hellena, and Reckless Emilia.

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For non-veteran levels, simply generate any character with the desired level, then copy and paste the level as a new layer. Delete any extra bits, and move it into position by counting how many pixels the level is from the black margin.

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Hellena's Circus of Fate (sGE) has been updated with Elite Le Blanc (1 Gold Token), AR32 weapons (1 Gold Token), Dragon Heart Recipe (1 Gold Token), Lv.96 elite armor (40 Tokens), Expert stance book (20-60 Tokens), and more. There will be 6 more sets of premium items to be updated every few days. See Santa Hellena's Christmas Special for event details and HCOF Premium Prizes for item lists/costs.

There are also a few new (10 min) buff items - Red Lollipop (Movement Bonus), Black Lollipop (ATK bonus, Movement/ATK Speed Penalty), Pink Lollipop (ATK Speed Bonus), Blue Lollipop (DEF bonus), Halloween Candy (EXP Buff; see here), and Rainbow Lollipop (Movement & ATK Speed Bonus).

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i tried the game last night, 40 tries and no gold tokens. i have a feeling i know how the game works. the cards are NOT prearranged. rather, the chance to get a gold token is predetermined (a small chance, say 1%). the chance for the other tokens is predetermined too e.g. 1 token - 80%, 2 tokens - 10%, 3 tokens - 5%, joker - 4%.

when you click on a card, the program will show u what token u got and then randomly generate some other different cards to make it look like it's a fair game. in reality, it is NOT.

the fact that there are 10 cards there makes it seem like u have a 10% chance of getting a gold token. this is clearly not the case. i clicked on the same card 40 times just to prove this point. statistically speaking, the chance of NOT getting a gold token 40 times consecutively is 0.9^40 = 0.0147808829%. i know i'm not that unlucky, and neither are YOU. yes you, the one sitting at his computer wondering why the hellena card always pops up next to the card he clicked.

for the less statistically inclined among us, think of it this way. i have 10 cards with me and one is the ace of spades. i shuffle the cards and ask u to pick one. you have a small chance of picking the card with every chance, true. but if i asked u to pick 10 times, the chance of never ever picking the ace of spades is small. if i asked u to pick 100 times, the chance of never ever picking the card is very, very small.

for those who say, oh the gold token doesn't appear every round, think about it. even if the gold token appears half the time, if the cards were really prearranged, that's a 5% chance to get it. have u been getting an ELB every 20 tries? i think not.

kudos to IAH for thinking up another money-grabbing scheme. i'm not complaining, i find it quite exciting to play actually (even though i only got tokens). just warning those among u who think that u have a 10% chance to get an ELB with every click. it's clearly not the case. [Source]

Adding on, in casino, the cards they deal are set in terms of a specific number of set of decks and IS in physical form. However HOFC are in digital form hence one may not tell if the cards generated are truly in % of possibility or is it rigged. [Source]

I decided to buy 1x 84k gpts to try it out after feeling tempted. I clicked the same card over and over as I thought my chances of getting a Jackpot would be higher. However, I noticed the repeat of patterns of the card.

Example sequence:
1 - 3 - 2 - Joker - Joker - 1
Jackpot - 2 - 1 - Joker

I get this sequence for more than 3 times by clicking the same card over & over.
It is not pure coincidence to get all 10 cards in this same order above more than twice. Many other sequences are repeated to ensure you get 1 or Joker most of the time. I'm very observant to notice this..

This means no matter which card you chose, the probability of getting 1 or Joker is very high. If I were to turn back time and click on that Jackpot card (that I knew it's a Jackpot), that card would probably switch to another card (Joker/1/2/3) and become another sequence. So I felt it's not fate like the game title.. it's scripted. >_< Putting Jackpot card there only make us believe the chances of getting a jackpot is 10%. (1 out of 10 cards) The fact is, it is not. The reality is probably lower than 1%. It is there only to make us false believe and lure us to think that, "It's so close! Why didn't I click that card?! I want to try again." Feedback: I suggest the tech to make it more fun by making it totally random. Meaning, the cards are really shuffled & placed down. Then, whatever we choose will be the card that is suppose to be underneath. This will really make the Jackpot 10% which is suppose to be (If 1/10 card is a Jackpot card). This is better than making it "scripted sequences" onto making us believe that we chose the 1 token/Joker card when in fact, I get that 1 token card from probability chance & other 9 cards are just for show. [Source]

100% EXP Boost & Cash Shop Promotion
There is also a 100% EXP Boost from Dec 17-23, 2009 for all sGE players. See The Red Affair for details. See also Bookfest iCash Promotion (Dec 11-20) for freebies when buying iCash cards at Suntec (Singapore).

Players who follow sGE Twitter can also get free Rudolph Hats from Dec 19-25. See here for details.

Update: Added screenshot of ELB and quotations from forum. The new buff items will also be updated as they become known. Added free hats.

Some people might not know this since it is not mentioned in KENZAI's [Guide] Los Toldos Recipes in sGE forum, which was later copied over to Wiki of the New World...

Yeganeh (aka Diego in sGE) has a secret weapon. When you create Yeganeh, he is equipped with Lv.24 Crescent Axe. This weapon functions like a monster-used "fake" unique weapon. If you drop it onto the Anvil in Los Toldos, you will get a Porto Bello Vindictive Stone (aka Spirit Stone in sGE), which can be used for crafting several Lv.92 elite weapons, such as sabre, blunt, and pistol.

The in-game hint that this is possible lies in the fact that there is a Lv.92 Elite Crescent Axe available for crafting in Los Toldos with Porto Bello Vindictive Stone.

The experts found Silver Whistle and Summon White Reaper Ring in Bahamar Underground Cave 1F. In Bahamar Marsh, Cthulhu (Poppet) picked 2 Snail Shells, while they killed a few Swamp Anglers, looting 2 Symbols of Scorpio. This is the first time Swamp Angler actually dropped something of value for the family, but still no recipe so far though. Anahita (f/sco) will be keeping one symbol for Enhanced Tactics in the not-so-near future (v4.0.31). Not too sure what to do with the other one...

Unfortunately, patrolling the swamp for Swamp Anglers took time away from training, so none of the experts gained a level this week. However, they visited Bellem's Relics, and retrieved Elite Staff of Gnosis and Bracelet of Leviathan. About 3 minutes before the weekly maintenance begins, there was an announcement that Fire Isle Treasure Hunt will start in 10 minutes... LOL. Obviously, nobody found this one.

There were 3 disconnections experienced this week.

Summon Angel Event is now available for sGE. Players who login during Nov 7-Dec 7, 2009 will get a free set of +5/+6 Normal/Veteran/Expert Imperviums (aka Lacquers). To encourage players who quitted to return to the game, all players who have NOT login from Jan 1 to Nov 6, 2009 will get a free Revival Pack, including cash shop potions, manuals, pet food, and Summon Angel boxes. If these returning players clock 100 hours within a month, they will bonus freebies, such as Home Premium Service - 30 days.

The boxes essentially summon a GM NPC for 2 minutes, during which anyone can click on her to get special buffs. AR/DR buff lasts for 24 hours and persist after changing zones. Other buffs last for 4 hours and ends after changing zone.

Items can be claimed from ABS, and then in-game from Leonardo. See Summon Angel Event for official details and the full list of freebies. See Free Impervium Set!, Summon Summon, and The Angel on other blogs.

The following 15 blogs have not been updated for at least 6 months, so I decided to remove them from the blogroll to reduce unnecessary loading of RSS scripts. Hopefully, this will make my blog load slightly faster.

Japanese Granado Espada Blogs
If you don't mind reading jGE blogs, you should also browse GE Web Ring (Japanese).

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Update: Cocolo☆☆☆ has quite a few screenshots of the various GE costumes. The player however has not been updating GE-related blog entries anymore, probably having moved on to a different game.

G1-Neume updates on Sword of the New World...

At the moment we are trying to determine what is more feasible to get live this month: Christmas or 3.4. It doesn't seem likely we can do both.

What I am hoping (and we're discussing this so this ISN'T something that is official yet) is that we patch the Christmas/New Year's Event this month, launch Montoro again so our Premium players can check out 3.4 over the holidays (thus eliminating myriad incorrect rumors found in this thread). Then in January launch 3.4 on the live servers.

We're already spending a lot of time on the next step after 3.4 so there really are 3 big balls in the air right now: Holiday '09, 3.4, the thing that can't be talked about yet.

In my mind today, that looks like the most likely scenario for release. Unfortunately getting into the patch and QA'ing can get elongated in a way that it is difficult to measure ahead of time. So that's the long and the short of it. [Source]

Obviously, v3.4 is going to be postponed. You can't just postpone Christmas, can you? Personally, January is fine with me, since my characters are still far from Master. I hope for Christmas, there will be free stuffs to bring the current market prices of cash shop items down.

Imperial Wheel (jGE) has been updated for Dec 8-14, 2009. It also includes the following:

  • War Crescent: AR 32 Crescent
  • Santa Costume Set: Body Costume + Hat
  • HQ Belt: Immunity +6
  • Elite Le Blanc - Elementalist: Lv.100 Robe - DEF 168 • DR 30
  • Elite Piere Noente: Lv.96 Leather (Fig) - DEF 187 • DR 29

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Blunt • Expert Exclusive
ATK 261 • AR 33
+10 Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK
+10% ATK vs. Daemons

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Crossbow • Expert Exclusive
ATK 369 • AR 33
+10 Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK
+10% ATK vs. Daemons
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LOE Bracelet • Veteran Exclusive
ATK 253 • AR 30
Mental ATK +30
Max SP +23%

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Body Costume + Hat
Nar Exclusive
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Body Costume + Hat
Ania Exclusive

Hellena's Circus of Fate has officially been launched in sGE. Now, Joker card gives 3 Tickets instead of nothing. Each round of gambling costs 1,000 G-Points instead of 1,500 G-Points, i.e. SGD 0.71 (USD 0.51) instead of SGD 1.07 (USD 0.77).

Loot table has also been updated to include Lv.96 Elite Inviardeco/Camaryllis (1 Gold Token), Camaryllis Hat, Calienalbino Crown, Inviardeco Goggles, Arcanero Plate Costume, Torosmata Ren Costume, Slendor Peaco Costume, Katana, Nodachi, Frozen Marlin Javelin, and more. See HCOF Premium Items for screenshots. Some items (e.g. Grindstone) from beta test were removed.

See also Hellena's Circus of Fate: Beta Test entry.

Guys.... the items are on a rotation basis like what Kaiou has mentioned previously. So, there's a chance that the items will reappear later on. [Source]

one noob here. 70 tries = no jackpot (i.e. Gold Token) what do u think? or maybe im really infamous for my lack of luck rofl? [Source]

The experts continued to train in Bahamar Underground Cave 1F and Reboldeaux Scarlet Underground. Romina and Anahita (f/sco) reached Expert Lv.2. I kept switching back and forth between Visca (Grace) and Thelandira (f/mus), since I can't decide which one to use as part of the main team. Still bored, it felt like I login mainly to AFK the week away. In addition, I have 3 other characters in mind to train to Master - Adorabelle (f/ele), Candide (Lorch), and Flatulus/Bernstein (Gracielo/Gertrude). This is going to take me forever... Ugh.

The treasure hunters found their 30th and 31st Fire Isle Treasures in Free Zone - The Black Dragon and Grim Wight.

The family name in the notice is still bugged. I hope it will be fixed soon. I nearly missed opening the chest the first time, since I didn't know I was the one who found it. There seems to be a slight lag between the detection, the notice, and the appearance of the treasure chest.

Ashardalon Family Profile has been updated. There was no disconnection experienced this week.

An in-game event for sGE is now online until Dec 24, 2009. Essentially, you can take quests to hunt some monsters in exchange for Efreet's Chest. The chest will drop a random, non-tradable monster part. There are 10 monster types and 3 body parts. Certain sets will grant rewards, such as Elite Le Noir - Fighter, Grandice Card, Dragon Heart, Special NPC Box, etc. Each quest however consumes 1 Mystery Powder, and the top loot are limited for each server. See Help Efreet Become King for details.

In addition, there is a cash shop promotion for sGE until Dec 31, 2009. Topping up cash shop credits will grant you some freebies, like Zodiac Chest, Moon Stone, etc. See Top Up And Get Free Items for details.

See 테라의 STUDIOLO for more related art work.

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