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The family traded away +6 The Intuition of Al-Rischa [ATK 29%, Golem 86% • 3S: ATK 7% x2, Penetration +6], a complete set of Constellation Symbols, 16 Ancient Runes - Te, 50 Ancient Runes - An, and 1 AR33 Shooting Weapon Crystal. In return for which, the family gained a rare character as a new member! Selene (Asoka) was named after the moon goddess who was in love with the eternally sleeping Endymion in Greek mythology.

The family spent 1 day training in Secret Citadel within Caebolan. Athena (f/fig) reached Master Lv.6, while Selene (Asoka) and Ishtar (Valleria) reached Expert Lv.5 and Lv.6 respectively. Active leveling with Heavenly Vespanola Soldiers is just so monotonous and boring. I have no idea how people managed it for hours without dozing off. Selene (Asoka) also mastered [Sect of Moonlight] stance, which she bought for 1,000,000 feso.

The family traded a set of Constellation Symbols, 35 Ancient Runes - Ti, 44 Ancient Runes - Ar, and 1 HQ Obsidian for a +4 The Passion of Regulus 3S (great sword) as a gift for Selene (Asoka). Eisheth (Crazy Emilia) opened her coat's 3rd socket after 11 attempts. Sacharissa (Idge) also crafted Magic Leather Belt. Since the family is still accumulating chips, the belt will be left alone for now.

The family purchased 40 White Tiger Boxes, and still couldn't get the freaking (untradable) pet. This is really frustrating, considering that the family was "bugged" out of the Year of the Tiger event in Jan 2010 during the 2nd event week. Back then, G1 collected names and account information from those affected in order for IMC to rectify it... and came back with NOTHING! No pet, no solution... the unfortunate bugged players were just summarily ignored. So now, we have the random boxes with with stupidly low drop rate. Someone even bought 200 boxes and didn't get a single White Tiger. [Source] These 40 boxes dropped:
  • 8 x 1 Honor Card B (reputation points +500)
  • 6 x 2 Strength Potions
  • 5 x 1 Secret Area Pass (1 day)
  • 5 x 3 Crystal Wings (7 days)
  • 4 x 10 Triumph Fillers
  • 4 x 100 Pet Food
  • 3 x 3 L100 Enchantment Chips
  • 3 x 5 Earth Stones (10,000 feso each)
  • 2 x 1 Survival Manual (drop rate +15% for 15 days)
Great. The bloody wings just took up the already sorely limited inventory/vault space. The pet food turned out to be the useless display item in the Feso Shop, so players have to wait for G1 to rectify it while it took up even more space in the inventory. (See "100 Pet Food" topic.) The family still have 288,225 Reputation Points. As if the stupid raid roulettes didn't give enough Honor Cards, the boxes have to drop it too! Ugh!

The raid roulettes of the week were:

Joaquin Underground Prison
  1. Qualified Earring, Honor Card B
  2. Assassin Gloves, Portable ASO Box
  3. None (Disconnection)
  4. Exclusion Ring, Portable ASO Box
  5. Chevalier Gauntlets, Portable ASO Box
  6. L92 Elite Weapon, Honor Card B
  7. L100 Weapon, Honor Card B
Dr. Torsche's Basement
  1. L100 Armor, Honor Card B
  2. L100 Armor, White Gold Bar
  3. None (Disconnection)
  4. 2 L100 Weapons
  5. Silver Earring, L100 Weapon
  6. 2 L100 Weapons
  7. L100 Armor, Honor Card B
Other loot included Symbol of Aries and Symbol of Cancer from Griffon mission; and Symbol of Taurus and Symbol of Capricorn from Team Arena. The family only did 3 Bounty Hunts and 3 Castilla Mine missions this week. There is really no time to do so many things. 

Bounty Hunts: 2 Sedecram + 1 Bahamar
  1. 4 Veteran Tokens, 1 Portable ASO Box, 1 Honor Card B
  2. 3 Veteran Token, 3 L100 Weapons
  3. 2 Veteran Tokens, 1 Honor Card B, 1 Portable ASO Box, 1 L100 Armor, Artisan's Grieves Recipe
Castilla Mine
  1. 1 Rough Stone, 5 L100 Weapons
  2. 2 Rough Stones, 1 L100 Armor, 1 Ancient Relic, 1 L84E Weapon, 1 Pure Gold Bar
  3. 1 L100 Armor, 2 L84E Armor, 1 L84E Weapon, 1 Pure Gold Bar

The game is getting boring and annoying again. That probably contributed to the acquisition of Asoka in the first place. Essential cash shop items in market are still expensive, so finishing up weapons and armors is a nuisance. The tiger drop rate simply sucks balls, and since the pet box is not tradable, everyone is forced to spam those boxes. For players who don't spam cash shop, it is somewhat hard to get things done lately.

This week's Colony War saw some real action. A few colonies were really attacked, instead of having only a few invisible teleporters fooling around. There was no change in colony holdings, however.

The family experienced 8 disconnections this week, disrupting 1 Joaquin Underground Prison mission and 1 Torsche's Basement mission, as well as Colony War.

Magic Circle 17 (Korea) is now available from May 26 to June 8, 2011. See also 남워록 캐피텐 & 칼리 아네모네 코스튬 and 남워 신상 캐피텐 코스튬 外 (떡밥).

Capitaine Costume + Hair • Male Elementalist
Anemone Costume • Calyce
White Veil • Calyce
Black Veil • Calyce

For more high quality screenshots, see 칼리 II (Calyce).

Also, Calyce's hooded costume set looks similar to a fan-designed costume for Catherine Torsche (see here). Thanks to Garmar of Orpesia for the reference/link.

Finally, the dual-pistol expert stance has been released in v8.6.0! It can be acquired with Symbol of Pisces. Click on image below for large view or see 언리미티드 샷 (Korean Screen Board). Discuss at IAH forum topic Expert Pistol Stance: Unlimited Shot.

For Chinese translation of stance/skill bonus, see [Expert] Unlimited Shot 無窮狙殺. Briefly, its normal attack is 4 shots per cycle. The Lv.25 stance bonus are Accuracy +12, ATK Speed +12%, Evasion +5, and Penetration +17. The stance is available to musketeer and Garcia (aka Gavin). Lv.11 Reload Action skill grants Evasion +22 and ATK Rating +1. It also refreshes all cool-down times.

See also the embedded video below 언리미티드 샷 by Riel0113.

Sword 2 has released new cash shop boxes. White Tiger Box features White Tiger Pet and Crystal Wings (7 days). Quinzel's Surprise II includes Dragon Heart Recipe, Symbol of Scorpio, Blue Serpent Costume (m/wiz), Pretty Short Hair (Claire), Jeniajuleano Costume (ele), and Clarcana Costume (sco). Raiden's Box of Rage II includes Kurenai (AR 33 great sword), Elegant Rose (AR 30 rapier), and Symbol of Aquarius.

Triumph Fillers (30k feso) and Centurion Costume (600k feso) for Reboldeaux Soldier have been added to Feso Shop. Some portable daily ammo boxes were also removed. For more details, see Quinzel's, Raiden's, and Tiger Box II.

Treasure Shooting (Japan) for May 2011 has been released. Other items include Fate of Castilla (DR 31 Metal Armor) and Blue Serpent Armor Recipes for Scout and Fighter (DR 31 Leather). For more on Blue Serpent Armors, see Magic Compass for Dec 2010.

Bayonet of Unlawful
Bayonet • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 392 • Expert Exclusive
ATK +5% (19) • Penetration +4 • Accuracy +15

Knuckle of Temptation
Knuckle • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 200 • Expert Exclusive
ATK +3% (10) • Penetration +6 • Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK +3

Dagger of Greed
Dagger • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 196 • Expert Exclusive
ATK +5% (9) • Penetration +8

Temptation of Rose Costume Set
Body Costume + Hat • Lisa Exclusive

Rouge et Blue Costume
Body Costume • Female Scout Exclusive
Variant colored texture for Laranja e Preto costume.

Capitaine Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Male Fighter Exclusive
Previously released in Magic Circle 14 (Korea).

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You can transmute "useless" items into other items through alchemy in Byron City. See [v6.7 Feature] Alchemy for more information on alchemy itself. The following table lists all 89 items (and their alchemy grades) which can be used for alchemy in v6.7, based on datatable_alchemy.ies from Singapore's client.

Item Name Grade Item Name Grade
Cabosse 0 Treasure Core 1
Food of Capybara 0 Mustang Core 1
Golden Fruit 0 Hill Giant Summon Stone 1
Golden Egg Fruit 0 Nightsoil 1
Ice Crystal 0 Rhodolite Piece 1
Lazim-lam's Scale 0 Rusty Blade Piece 1
Philosopher's Stone 0 Horse Nail 1
Lapis Lazuli 0 Uliginous Flora 1
Diamond Ore  0 Bone Stick 1
Snow Quartz 0 Bone Piece 1
Maid Costume Piece 0 Yellow Leaf of Rafflesia 1
Blue Stone 0 Red Leaf of Rafflesia 1
Dragonfly Silk 0 Green Leaf of Rafflesia 1
Dress Piece 0 Dragon Leather 2
Ebony Tree 0 Dragon Horn 2
Wolf's Fur 0 Strange Clock Equipment 2
Fragment of Ice 0 A Strange Tube 2
Malachite  0 A Strange Cogwheel 2
Black Cloth 0 A Strange Spring 2
Black Steel  0 Pebbles 2
Bear's Nail 0 A Strange Hinge 2
Gray Feather 0 Strange Mineral 2
Marble Stone 0 Old Chess Piece 3
Elviot's Leather 0 Earth Fragment 3
A Lump of Jade 0 Zebra Skin 3
Tangled Fur 0 Royal Insignia 3
Silver Splinter 0 Peace Insignia 3
Ice Rufus Reaper's Wing 0 A Marksman's Magic Bullet 3
Spool of Ice Thread 0 Telescope 3
Dried Maroon Grass 0 Gale Stone 3
Black Sap 0 Outlaw's Cigar 3
Blue Sap 0 Head of a Mantis 3
Golden Apple 0 Flame Stone 3
Molar of the Yeti 0 Frost Stone 3
Elgum's Horn 0 Poison Wasp Sting 3
Chalcedony 0 Stalactite Piece 3
Aprinium 0 Snail Skin 3
Jezebelnium 0 Devil's Whisper 3
Large Starfish 0 Snake Skin 3
King Crab Claws 0 Glacial Lily 3
Empty Bottle 0 Red Jewel Fragment 4
Cockatrice Feather 0 Unicorn Horn 4
Tyrannos's Teeth 0 Celemantis Juice 4

Stone of Soul 4

Hilt of Old Sword 4

Gluttony Spine 4

Artemisia (Calyce) reached Master Lv.6. Mystra (f/wiz) and Tsurara (Soso) mastered [Darkness] (Lv.16 → 25) and [Hapkido] (Lv.17 → 25) stances respectively. The family also recruited 2 more robots to keep Galatea (Catherine STR) company. Cameron (Catherine INT) was named after the cyborg played by Summer Glau in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles series, while Arcee (Catherine DEX) was named after the female Autobot in The Transformers animated series.

Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Cancer, and 2 Symbols of Virgo came out of Team Arena, which will eventually be restricted to 1/day per family in the next patch v6.7. This will make it impossible for alternate/mule families to start multiple missions. (See 6.7 Patch Team Arena forum topic.) Griffon mission dropped Symbol of Aries and Symbol of Cancer, while Artisan's Grieves Recipe was recovered from Torsche's Basement.

The family took note of the roulette rewards for 2 other raids this week.

Bounty Hunt: 2 Sedecram + 1 Bahamar
  1. 6 Veteran Tokens
  2. 4 Veteran Tokens, 2 L100 Weapons
  3. 5 Veteran Tokens, 1 Portable ASO Box
  4. 3 Veteran Tokens, 1 Honor Card B, 2 L100 Armors
  5. 4 Veteran Tokens, 1 Honor Card B, Artisan's Shoes Recipe
  6. 2 Veteran Tokens, 2 Portable ASO Boxes, 2 L100 Weapons
  7. 3 Veteran Tokens, 3 L100 Armors

What a crap load of Veteran Tokens. Is this worth the time and reputation points? I'm not so sure.

Joaquin Underground Prison
  1. None (Disconnection)
  2. Honor Card B x2
  3. Marcia Poleax Recipe, Portable ASO Box
  4. Aiming Gloves, Honor Card B
  5. Qualified Metal Belt, Portable ASO Box
  6. Mystic Shoes, L100 Weapon
  7. Magic Leather Belt Recipe, Assassin Gloves
The belt recipe probably made it worthwhile, but Sacharissa (Idge) cannot craft it yet as the family was still missing a few materials. Also, a squad member got Elite Le Noir (fig) Recipe from Joaquin roulette this week.

The family took Mystra (f/wiz) out on a test run during Colony War, but the few enemies were just running, teleporting, or getting knocked down by others most of the time. Hm. The family may have to craft another staff, or perhaps a rod, for non-daemon use by Eisheth (Crazy Emilia).

The family experienced 15 disconnections this week, disrupting 1 Joaquin Underground Prison mission, 1 Castilla Temple loading, and 1 Colony War zoning. There was an extra emergency maintenance as well. It always amuses me that the servers get more lag immediately after every maintenance.

GE Korea web game, Magic Score, is now available during May 19-25, 2011. You can access the web game via [Korea] GE Event List. The key features are 2 new weapon costumes. Other rewards include 7-days Rumin (aka Jewel) which are used for costume sockets. For more high quality screenshots, click on the links below at Habiton Guild page.

The Philosophy of Ventuamos • Weapon Costume (Rapier)

The Secret of Aquichtus • Weapon Costume (Dagger)

Other Weapon Costumes
You can find information on other weapon costumes at The Wordwood: 그라나도 에스파다. Screenshots can be found at [GE] 무기 코스튬 : 안타깝게도 우리나라엔 이것밖에 없구나 (추가).

New job skills were added in v8.5. Click on image below for full-size view or see Korean Screen Board 신규 직업 스킬. Discuss in IAH forums here, and see Bleustein's translation and CharSiu's translation for some ideas about the new skill effects.

  • Power of Absinia [M'Boma]
  • Boost Magic [Karjalain]
  • Infiltration [Lorch]
  • Encore [Vincent Rio]
  • Feral Roar [Nar]
  • Beast [Ania]
  • Sandstorm [Najib Sharif]

Premium Character Skills
Added new job skills for Adelina the Pirate, Battle Smith Idge, and Iron Chef Panfilo. See 레어캐 직업스킬 and Zer0-GranD's translation.

Granado Espada: Singapore has updated to v6.7.1. See [v6.7] Panfilo Can Cook, So Can You! and Patch Notes v6.7.1. The new features are also noted in the articles below.

Constellation Power changes the way ATK Rating 33 weapons glow.

Alchemy can transmute junks into something useful in Byron City.

RNPC Quest Extensions have bonus quests for Angie and M'Boma.

Chef Panfilo gets a new [Battle Cook] skill, which allows him to craft dishes for squad consumption.

New RNPC Skills are also added for Reboldeaux Soldier, Brunie, Gavin (aka Garcia), Lisa, Catherine STR/INT/DEX, Grace, Alejandro, Adelina, Claude, Idge, Andre, and Jose.

The following blogs have been removed from Pioneers' Blogs sidebar for RSS inactivity for 5 months or more. Links to Book of Wind and Book of Fire are available from Pioneers' Links sidebar. A few newly discovered blogs have also been added, bringing the total number of blogs in the sidebar to 64.

Mission: Infiltration Lv.3 (Channel 1), Lv.2 (Channel 2)
Time: Daily, 1am (Server Time)
Duration: 60 minutes
No. of Families: 1-20
Level Limits: Lv.99+ (Channel 1), Lv.78-98 (Channel 2)

This post was drafted some time ago, but before I could post it, Sword 2 ninja-updated to v5.0, which removed some daily missions including Infiltration. But since GE Indonesia is still in v3.2.4, maybe players over there might find it useful. You can access the mission lobby via Event Statues in Reboldeaux Queen's Gate, Coimbra Nimrod Bridge, or Thueringen Lakeside during the event time (1am).


This is also the map used in Bernelli's Secret of Prison de Joaquin quest series.

Each room/chamber requires you to complete a certain task in order to remove the Rotating Blades in the corridor leading to the next room/chamber. Do NOT stay in the corridor, as the Rotating Blades will re-spawn after a while.

1. Hall of Hunting
As you enter the first hall (B8/C8/D8), a white text notice will flash across the screen telling you to kill 100 monsters (assorted mobs from Prison de Joaquin). The system will keep a record of your kill count, and when you are done, the white text notice will tell you the stage is cleared and the Rotating Blades in the corridor have been removed. So move to the next room (C6) quickly.

2. Mission Buff Rooms
Do NOT stay in the corridor, as the Rotating Blades will re-spawn after a while. Within the first Buff Room (C6), you have to kill the mini-bosses (Lv.120+, 2m+ HP) from Prison de Joaquin. Thereafter, you will receive a special mission buff, and the Rotating Blades will be removed in the corridor to the next room (C4).

Repeat for each of the Buff Rooms, and make your way to the final hall (H3/H4). The special mission buffs for each room are:
  1. ATK Rating +2, DEF Rating +2
  2. Lv.20 Acceleration
  3. Lv.20 Shining Ballad
  4. Lv.20 Intensify

3. Diablo's Hall

Clear any nearby monsters, then proceed to kill Diablo. A good, mob-free spot will be I3. According to this, Diablo's ATK/DEF Rating is not fixed. The hypothesis is that it can be higher or lower depending on the total family level (or family EXP) of all participating families.

When Diablo is reduced to 50% HP, he will start using more damaging skills. His skills have certain debuffs, such as [Confusion] which locks skill usage, [Lethargy] which reduces your attack power, and [Stun]. If a character is stunned, you can activate heal-all type of potions/skills (e.g. HP Regen Potion) to heal that character. Diablo doesn't seem to regenerate much. So you can actually run away to lose its hostility, then revive dead characters and re-buff to continue.


Diablo? Charge!
It is actually not necessary to clear the rooms, if you can take on Diablo without the mission buffs. You can just go before the Rotating Blades, and cast Protection Field on all characters. You can then safely run through all the blades, and head for Diablo. You may need to re-buff Protection Field in the 2nd or 3rd room, depending on your movement speed. (Pay attention to your Protection Field buff timers!) The mini-bosses can knock down or stun characters, so keep moving around the room as you re-buff.

Before you attack Diablo, make sure you lose the hostility of mini-bosses from the previous rooms. I managed to lose them by running to the rightmost corner of H2. Otherwise, you can use Invisible Potions or Invisible Stalker instead.

Diablo's Loot
Symbol of Aquarius
Lv.100 Elite Weapon Piece (e.g. Hilt of Elite Grim-Wraith)
Lv.92-96 Enchantment Chips
Lv.84 Elite Equipment
Lv.88-96 Equipment
Random Skill Ring
Grand Level Valkyrie Crasher
Diamond Coupon
Bellem's Box

After Diablo died, there will be 20 Treasure Chests in the Diablo's chamber. Each family can open 1 chest for a random loot, such as Lv.100 Equipment, Lv.84 Elite Equipment, Boost Potion (Event), 3 Teleport Scrolls (Event), EXP Cards, etc.


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Adelina made a trip to the Land of the Dead, farming 46 Pure Otites out of 40 Mysterious Powders and reaching Veteran Lv.2. Karjalesia (Karjalain) then used the Pure Otites to craft Enhanced Physical RES Necklace, which was in turn used to craft Cut Physical RES Necklace. It was enchanted with DEX +1 with 2 L100 Enchantment Chips. Bleh, whatever. It will keep for now.

Eisheth (Crazy Emilia) received a new coat armor and decided to re-enchant it. The re-enchantment took 731 L100 Enchantment Chips and 265 Enchant Boosters to acquire DEF Rating +3. Enchant Boosters were too expensive lately, so she skipped using them after the family ran out of stock. Besides, getting no enchantment is pretty much the same as getting a 1-line crappy enchantment, and there were a lot of the latter even for those chips used with Enchant Boosters. It was upgraded to +7 after using 120 Upgrade Accelerators, 1 Lacquer +5: Veteran, and 8 Lacquers +6: Veteran. The 2nd socket was opened by default, while the 3rd socket will have to wait since the family fund was kind of depleted.

The crazy chick also re-enchanted her The Judgment of Bywn (staff), which had ATK 13%, ATK Speed 26%, ATK Rating +2. The re-enchantment returned with ATK Rating +2 twice... Then, it was enchanted with ATK Rating +3 and Anti-Daemon enchantments. The entire process used up 305 Veteran Enchantment Chips and 305 Enchant Boosters. The staff's 3rd socket was opened after 12 attempts.

The staff would probably be good for [Darkness] stance, but currently the only character with that stance is Ambrosia (Emilia) who incidentally cannot use staff. So, the family acquired [Darkness] stance for Mystra (f/wiz), and bought [Hapkido] stance book for Tsurara (Soso) with 1.5m feso. The family also bought Grade School Uniform costume for 600,000 feso, but the costume upgrade quest for Tiburon/Ramiro will have to wait as well since it requires 20 Mysterious Powders.

This week's loot from raid missions consisted of 2 Symbols of Leo and Symbol of Pisces from Team Arena; Elite Le Blanc (sco) Recipe and Symbol of Leo from Griffon; Artisan's Gauntlets Recipe and Artisan's Gloves Recipe from Accursed Sedecram. Sadly, nothing worthwhile came out of Joaquin Underground Prison and Torsche's Basement for the whole week.

The family experienced 21 disconnections this week, disrupting 1 Arsene's Circus mission, 2 Castilla Mine missions, 1 Griffon field raid, 1 Castilla Temple zoning, 1 Pure Otite farming run, and 1 zoning during Colony War. After maintenance, the server began to suffer from problems. Besides plenty of lag spikes and disconnections, several maps also suffered from lack of monster spawns.

Granado Espada: Singapore is hosting a tour for its 4th Anniversary Party at The Legend Water Chalets in Port Dickson, Malaysia during June 25-26, 2011. The tour is available for Singapore and Malaysia players only. In addition to accommodation and food, there will also be an in-game package, including 2 Asoka Character Cards, 2 [Sect of Moonlight] Stance Books, 2 Javelin Weapon Costumes, 2 Black Tiger Pets, and 6 Rose Wings (30 days).

There will also be an auction, probably selling in-game items for obscure amount of money again. There should also be an exclusive package sold on site. See [TeamGE] Happy 4th Birthday to sGE! for details.

Granado Espada: Singapore will also be updating to v6.7.1 on May 19, 2011. [Source]

With the new Feso Shop Update for Sword 2, there are 2 types of Portable Ammo Boxes. The new box grants unlimited ammo for 1 day, usable by 1 character at a time. The old box drops 10,000 ammo instead.The table below compares the cost in feso of both types of ammo boxes. Ratio refers to how many old ammo boxes you can buy instead of buying 1 of the new ammo box.

Portable Ammo Box 1-day 10,000 Ratio
Steel Bullet 1,550 F 40 F 1:39
Pistol Bullet 1,800 F 12 F 1:150
Rifle Bullet 1,100 F 10 F 1:110
Buckshot 2,900 F 20 F 1:145
Heavy Shell 1450 F 40 F 1:36
Bolt 850 F 13 F 1:65
Gunpowder Bolt 460 F 30 F 1:15

For example, a portable daily pistol bullet box for 1 character will be equivalent to 1,500,000 pistol bullets from the old portable boxes. Unless you really need to AFK long enough to fully expend 32,767 bullets, it is probably more cost efficient to use the old boxes instead, even though our our daily ammo boxes are relatively cheap. For Korean Silver Server v5.0.20,  the daily ammo boxes cost 10,000 feso each. For Singapore servers v6.3, the daily ammo boxes cost 40,000-50,000 feso each.

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Mystery Box, Andre's Wardrobe, Idge's Chest
Ammo Comparison: Vis or Feso?

P/S: This is a re-post of a previous post that was removed due to Blogger rolling back its servers. See Still No Update on Blogger Outage.

Sword 2 Cash/Feso Shop has been updated with new packages and new prices. See Cash Shop and Feso Shop Update for details.

There are also 3 new random boxes costing 250 Gold each. Ginger Tiger Box includes Ginger Tiger (looter) Pet Box, Crystal Wings (7 days), Drop Rate Manual (15% for 15 days), Pet Food, Honor Card B (500 reputation points), and more. Quinzel's Surprise includes Dragon Heart Recipe, L96 Elite Armors, and various new costumes.


Raiden's Box of Rage includes Dragon's Fangs Hammer (AR32 blunt), Sakura Cane (AR30 special rod), Rare Gems (e.g. Archangel Heart), Socket Flux, Veteran G EXP Cards, and more.

New items were also added to Feso Shop, including Grade School Uniform for Ramiro/Tiburon/Viki (600,000 F), [Sect of Moonlight] Stance Book (1,000,000 F), [Hapkido] Stance Book (1,500,000 F), [Prelude] Stance Book (1,000,000 F), [Serenade] Stance Book (100,000 F), Skill Reset Manual (1,250,000 F), Expand Warp List: 10 for 30 days (710,000 F), and 1-day Portable Ammo Boxes.

Update: Tiger Pet Box is currently not tradable, and Triumph Fillers have been removed from Feso Shop. See Making tigers FAIRLY accessible for all, IS A JOKE and Triumph Fillers removed from feso shop, without notice.

I kept forgetting to check out the newest regional edition of Granado Espada - Indonesia, managed by Lytogame. Anyway, the official website is http://ge.lytogame.com. For some weird reasons, they don't include version numbers in their news updates. According to a shoutbox user, it is currently v3.2.4.

Their events seem quite easy. For example, train 1 character to Lv.80 and stand a chance to win Dragon Heart Recipe (see Dapatkan Dragon Heart Recipe secara GRATIS!!!). Their official site actually features cosplayers. See [GE] Miss GE Behind the scene. You can also download them as wallpapers or watch the videos.

Closed Beta: Jan 5, 2011
Closed Beta Test lasted for 2 weeks. All characters and items were reset at the end of it.

Open Beta: Jan 19, 2011
Added Ustiur, Bahamar, Gigante, and Errac, as well as associated new characters such as Nar, Viki, Garcia, Selva, Soso, Romina, etc. Added pet system. The event prizes even included a motorcycle!

The Next Level - Veteran: March 28, 2011
Added Jormongand raid mission, Veteran promotion, and item mall updates.

Gates of Twilight: April 25, 2011
Added Hell/Fire/Lightning Gate raids, mercenary system, item mall updates, and pigling pet.

Granado Espada: Taiwan has updated to v6.3.2 on May 2, 2011. The mini-site 《惡魔之島 - 拜倫》 introduces the new version, including Viron City/Forests, Devil Weapons, Devil Armors, World Cross PVP, New Pets, and Customized Wings. See also Patch Notes Part 1 and Part 2. You may download the new game client here.

There is an event boosting Combat EXP +20% during May 2-18, 2011. [Source] Angelic Weapons will be making their debuts soon. [Source]

Interestingly, the Taiwan edition has implemented the Web Controller GEMOCON, allowing players (limited) remote control of their characters. See kGE v3.1.04 Update for more information on the web controller.

[GE-SG] The Ultimate Dish Cheat!
For The Ultimate Dish! recent event, the account that claimed iPad2 turned out to be a GM's account. Actions have been taken against said IAH employee. The item will be considered unclaimed and thus subject to lucky draw. [Source] The event has been extended to May 19, 2011. [Source]

Nothing much happened this week. It was just the usual stuffs, training a few characters and looting a few items. Adelina mastered Low Guard (Lv.13 → 25), and Ryuk (Eduardo) reached Expert Lv.3. Qilue (f/sco) also reached Master Lv.9 as a result of raid participation.

This week's loot from raid missions consisted of 2 Symbols of Cancer, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Libra, and Le Noir (mus) Recipe from Team Arena; Symbol of Gemini and Symbol of Taurus from Griffon; Symbol of Aquarius and Le Noir (mus) from Uraeus; Le Noir (ele) and Made Shooting RES Necklace from Joaquin Underground Prison; and Elite Variltorta Recipe from Arsene's Secret Vault.

The family was waiting for Asoka to be released, hopefully those players who spent on her would result in more cash shop items in the game, bringing down in-game prices. It was a slow, uneventful week, so there was nothing much to show. Instead, an old screenshot will serve as a caution for people who like to AFK in towns: You think you are safe in town, but you are NOT!

The family experienced 7 disconnections this week, disrupting 1 Team Arena mission.

Granado Espada: China will be launching another round of testing on May 12, 2011. See 《卓越之剑2》超炫活动齐登场引爆祈福内测 for the official notice. The game accounts will not be deleted. There is a bit confusion here. 内测 (literally "Internal Test") is usually considered to be Closed Beta Test (封閉測試), as opposed to Open Beta Test (公开测试). There was already a Closed Beta Test since March 24, 2011 however (see Granado Espada 2: China), so maybe this will be Open Beta instead.

In addition, there is an event for naming its new theme song during May 4-12, 2011. The various song names are then subject to voting. See 卓越之剑2主题曲征名. The player who suggested the most popular name will receive Golden Newbie Package, Asoka Character Card, and Kurenai. According to the screenshot in 银币介绍 (Feso Shop Introduction), [Sect of Moonlight] (月华心源流) stance book is available for 1,000,000 feso.

G1 made a few more changes to Sword 2's upcoming Asoka Limited Edition Set in the forum topic - Asoka LE Set Update 5/2/11.

The first 250 sets will be available for sale on May 5, 2011 at 7pm PDT, while the remaining 250 sets will be available on May 6, 2011  at 12pm PDT. The set can be purchased using G1 Credits at Sword 2 Marketplace on the launch dates. The price remains unchanged at USD 85.00, but the set has been updated to include:

  • Asoka Character Card
  • Sakura Costume for Geisha Asoka (Permanent)
  • 3 Golden Archangel's Wings (Permanent)
  • 9 Rose Wings (30 days)
  • 13,100 Gold

According to Raiden here, [Sect of Moonlight] stance book will be available in Feso Shop "pretty soon". More about Kurenai will be revealed later.

Update: More Delays
The launch has been delayed to "same time, same day, next week". [Source] I assume this to mean May 12 and 13. You can also read about opinions on this package in IAHGames forums here. I have also added links to older blog posts related to Asoka in other regional editions.

Related Blog Posts
Asoka Releases
Asoka In America, Angelic Cannon In Singapore
[GE-SG] Asoka In HCOF
[GE-SG] Asoka In ABS
Asoka Visits Japan
twGE v4.5 Update

To use this skin, go to 블랙스킨 수정 (Korean Screen Board) and download skin_110501.zip (link is located on top-right corner of the post). Unzip the file into Granado Espada\release\user\skin folder. Start the game launcher, and click Config button, then tick Enable User Skin and click Save.

Ryuk (Kurt) and Ishtar (Valleria) reached Expert Lv.2 and Lv.3 respectively, after mastering Grim Rapiere (Lv.22 → 25) and Enhanced Tactics (Lv.23 → 25). Ishtar (Valleria) will probably take a break for now until the Masters acquired Innocentio stance book from Joaquin Underground Prison. Adelina was also promoted to Veteran Lv.1, and started training Low Guard (Lv.1 → 13). Sacharissa (Idge) crafted another Artisan's Leather Belt.

This week's loot from raid missions consisted of Symbol of Virgo, Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Capricorn, Symbol of Scorpio, and Le Noir (fig) Recipe from Team Arena, Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Pisces, and Symbol of Leo from Griffon, Qualified Leather Belt from Joaquin Underground Prison, and Crafted Key [Room of the Dead] from Accursed Skeleton Dungeon.

The family always wanted to do Joaquin Barrier (Siege) mission ever since it was released in v3.2, but could never make it at its opening time. This week, the Masters finally completed it for the first time during the weekend, but only managed to get a few L100 Enchantment Chips.

The family received 3 Flower Bands (Max HP +300 for 30 days) for Earth Day Event. See also Winning Hippies Announced!. The family experienced 3 disconnections this week.