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Sword 142: Asoka

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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 Regu…

Magic Circle 17

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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 • CalyceWhite Veil • CalyceBlack 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.

Unlimited Shot

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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.

Quinzel's, Raiden's, Tiger Box II

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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 2

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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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Alchemical Materials

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 NameGradeItem NameGradeCabosse0Treasure Core1Food of Capybara0Mustang Core1Golden Fruit0Hill Giant Summon Stone1Golden Egg Fruit0Nightsoil1Ice Crystal0Rhodolite Piece1Lazim-lam's Scale0Rusty Blade Piece1Philosopher's Stone0Horse Nail1Lapis Lazuli0Uliginous Flora1Diamond Ore 0Bone Stick1Snow Quartz0Bone Piece1Maid Costume Piece0Yellow Leaf of Rafflesia1Blue Stone0Red Leaf of Rafflesia1Dragonfly Silk0Green Leaf of Rafflesia1Dress Piece0Dragon Leather2Ebony Tree0Dragon Horn2Wolf's Fur0Strange Clock Equipment2Fragment of Ice0A Strange Tube2Malachite 0A Strange Cogwheel2Black Cloth0A Strange Spring2Black Steel 0Pebbles2Bear's Nail0A Strange Hinge2Gra…

Sword 141: Catherine Trinity

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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: …

Magic Score: May 2011

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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 v8.5

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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.

GE Singapore v6.7.1

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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.


Blogroll Cleanup May 2011

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.
Outsider's DiaryBook of WindBook of Fireぐらなど開拓日誌BlackStar GEINSTINTOProject Runaway Granado Espadaナスカの地上絵

Infiltration

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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 t…

Sword 140: Hapkido & More Darkness

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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…

Singapore 4th Anniversary

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]

Portable Ammo: 10,000 or Unlimited for 1-day?

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 Box1-day10,000RatioSteel Bullet1,550 F40 F1:39Pistol Bullet1,800 F12 F1:150Rifle Bullet1,100 F10 F1:110Buckshot2,900 F20 F1:145Heavy Shell1450 F40 F1:36

Sword2 Cash/Feso Shop Update

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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…

GE Indonesia v3.2.4

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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

GE Taiwan Update v6.3.2

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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]

Sword 139: Andre Terrorizes Towns

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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…

More Testing & Win Asoka In China

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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.

Sword2 Asoka Update

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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 CardSakura 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 …

Warwolf76 Black Skin

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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.

Sword 138: Joaquin Barrier Siege

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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 fina…