GE-SG has updated to v6.3. You can download the full client or manual patch here.
Game Features v6.3
- Renaissance: Byron, The Devil's Island
- Patch Notes v6.3
- Stance, Skills & Stats Modification
- System & UI Changes
- Custom Wings
- Changes to Bounty Hunter
- Faction Missions
- New Character: Raven - See also Recruiting Raven Guide
- Blood Fog Forest Raid
- Crow Forest Raid
- [Trailer] Byron, The Devil's Island
In addition, there is also a Chinese New Year event from Jan 27 to Feb 24, 2011. HCOF also updates with Asoka Character Card (2 Gold Tokens) and Draconic weapons for limited period only. See Gong Hei Fatt Choy! for details.
[Sword2] Renaissance v5.0 Update
Meanwhile, Sword 2 is still stuck in v4.1. G1-Quinzel provided an update on Sword 2 v5.0.23 patch:
The last known version number (v5.0.23) was announced here.
kGE Patch Notes - What The **** Does It Have To Do With Us?
Regardless of which edition of Granado Espada you play, the patch notes from the Korean edition is always relevant to some extent. Some players have this idea that just because they are not playing kGE/sGE/etc., features from other editions are not applicable. Well, that is wrong... mostly.
By simply comparing with existing kGE patch notes every time Sword 2 or sGE updates (v2.6, v2.9, v3.0, v4.1, etc.), a certain pattern will emerge. There are some things from kGE patch notes that usually do not apply for other editions:
- Events & Promotions (including Collector's Edition Box Sets)
- Cash & Feso Shops
- Web Games (e.g. Magic Circle, Imperial Wheel, Helena's Circus of Fate, Dominus)
- Names & Other Text Issues
Some features may also be locked by the publishing company. For example, IAHGames locked Bahama maps when sGE first updated to v2.4, preferring to release content in piece-meal manner (and host a cash shop spamming event to allow a few players special access to those maps for a few weeks).
G1 also "recently" locked Reckless Emilia out of Sword 2's v4.1 patch, due to a bug which will be resolved in a higher version. Think: Why doesn't IMC just take the bug resolution out of the higher version and give it to Sword 2, instead of having G1 to lock out the character? Probably because they want to maintain the patch standard. Basically, it seems like IMC is saying, "No, we don't want you to have the higher version just yet. And no, we won't dismantle the higher version patch to resolve the bug for you now either."
So when you look at patch notes listed in Book of Wind or Book of Fire, you can be fairly certain that you will getting the same features except for the four categories listed above. The same thing more or less applies to sGE patch notes, because they all get their stuffs from IMC anyway.
Sword 2 (GE North America/Europe), GE Singapore (Southeast Asia/Oceania), GE Korea, GE Japan, GE Thailand, GE Russia, and GE Taiwan are not 7 different games. They are the same game, designed by the same developer (IMC), and localized for different publishers (IAH, G1, etc.) to cater to different parts of the world.
So please don't ask questions like: "Will we get [insert favorite v6.0 feature here] in our upcoming v5.0.23 update?" No. We won't. Why would anyone even think that v5.0 is going to include v6.0 content? Seriously, just read the ****ing patch notes.