Updated Recruit Cherlyn, Recruit Amy, and The Smyphonia Episode 1 Scenario quest guide...   ♥♥♥    

G1 (US) has finally initiated World Cross PVP Beta Launch. Supposedly, individual matches will be held alternatively at 8pm PST (odd week) and 8pm GMT / 10am PST (even week). Team matches will be held 1 hour later. Currently, it seems like you can join the matches any time, but you will probably "cannot find server" and crash instead. See also [World X PVP] Beta Launch (SG) for more details.

 

Only Veterans and above can join the matches. Note that Veterans can still get matched against Experts/Masters. You will get some points and  EXP score, even if you lose the match. Each (1) EXP score will grant approximately 25,000 EXP to each of the 3 characters, so every 100 EXP score is equivalent to 2.5m EXP per character. You can have up to 3,000 EXP score before claiming them. (For comparison, one Veteran B EXP Card provides 1.4m EXP.)

World PVP Shop is located in Auch (G6). Le Scarce costs 40,000 Points + 1,000 Shiny Crystals. Constellation Box costs 10,000 Points + 5 White Gold Bars.

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Artemisia (Calyce) and Ambrosia (Emilia) reached Master Lv.9 and 10 respectively within Tower of Chaos. After so many weeks collecting Ancient Runes, Willikins (Raven) finally mastered [Croisement], as stance training in Errac was just so slow. Willikins (Raven) reached Expert Lv.7, while Timaeus (Male Infantry) and Magrathea (Angie) reached Lv.100. From various missions this week, we collected 2 Symbol of Aries, 2 Symbols of Sagittarius, Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Leo, and Symbol of Taurus.


Previously, we already mentioned Murdur Vordoi and Great Fordoi. The third boss is Perfect Fordoi (L108 Daemon). It will always drop 1 Piece of Naraka (specific type depends on day, e.g. Lu on Sundays), which will be needed for Viron Clock Tower raid missions (v8.5). See also Clock Tower Key Recipes. This daemon spawns in Red Sunset Forest (I6), just outside the gate near the /where coordinates (x:51635, y:14876, h:412). Its spawn timer is 1 hour 24 minutes, so it may get in the way of long AFK sessions. (Note that the clock for Viron is behind that of other maps by about 3 minutes in Orpesia.)

The Devourers have introduced 2 new boxes in the Bazaar (250 Gold each) - Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel V. The new items are Le Lion Noble Hair (Baek Ho), Blue Serpent Costume (m/fig), Figure Skate Costume (f/fig), Jade Phraxi Costume (m/sco), Angel Raziel's Revolver (AR 33 pistol, Accuracy +10), and Dragon's Fangs Hammer (AR 32 blunt).

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been released for November 2011. The new items are listed below. Click on image below for full-size view (950x863).

Other "old" featured items include Evil's Desires Costume (great sword), Evil's Aversion Costume (elemental bracelet), Evil's Tension Costume (crossbow), The Secret of Aquichtus Costume (dagger), La Purete De L'Aigue-Marine (AR33 ice bracelet), Party Dress - Fireball Costume (Ludin), and Honeybee Costume Set (Soso).



Screw Bolt Crossbow
Crossbow • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 369
ATK +10% vs. Life/Daemon/Golem/Human/Undead • Penetration +8

Pyrite Bangle
Fire* Bracelet • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 277
Max SP +15% • Fire Penetration +6
Note (*): The picture says "Special Bracelet". However, the data table in the game files listed it as a fire bracelet, which makes more sense since it has fire penetration.

Knowledge of Mechanism
Tome • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 300
Max SP +15% • Mental Penetration +6

Evil's Excitement
Weapon Costume • Fire Bracelet

The Lamentation of Aquichtus
Weapon Costume • Lute

White Cosmos Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Adelina Esperanza & Adelina the Pirate
Click on picture on the right for full-size view (715x1501). [Source]

Ion Recruitment Set
Ion Character Card • [Frost] Stance Book • Flare Ring

Ludin Recruitment Set
Ludin Character Card • [Efreet] Stance Book • Elemental Penetration Ring

Lionel Recruitment Set
Lionel Character Card • [Punisher] Stance Book • Leadership Ring

Magic Circle 23 (Korea) has been released from Nov 24 to Dec 07, 2011. The "new" costumes were first seen in Imperial Wheel (Japan) - Black Banshee Costume Set (Reckless Emilia) and Honest Heart Costume Set (Helena).

The key feature is actually Cadet Adriana Character Card and Veatrice Character Card.


Click on image below for full-size view. [Source]




[SG] Jingle All The Way!
IAHGames is hosting another Kaching All The Way! event during Dec 01-19, 2011. Players have to upgrade, socket, and enchant their melee Angel Weapons to compete with each other for event points. The top prizes include Diamond of Perfection (Jewel Great Sword), first seen in Imperial Wheel IX (Japan) in April 2010.


In Greek mythology, the Naiads (Ναϊάδες from the Greek νάειν, "to flow," and νᾶμα, "running water") were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks. Naiads were associated with fresh water, as the Oceanids were with salt water and the Nereids specifically with the Mediterranean, but because the Greeks thought of the world's waters as all one system, which percolated in from the sea in deep cavernous spaces within the earth, there was some overlap.

The essence of a naiad was bound to her spring, so if a naiad's body of water dried, she died. They were often the object of archaic local cults, worshipped as essential to humans. Boys and girls at coming-of-age ceremonies dedicated their childish locks to the local naiad of the spring. Oracles might be situated by ancient springs.

Naiads could be dangerous: Hylas of the Argo's crew was lost when he was taken by naiads fascinated by his beauty. The naiads were also known to exhibit jealous tendencies. Theocritus' story of naiad jealousy was that of a shepherd, Daphnis, who was the lover of Nomia; Daphnis had on several occasions been unfaithful to Nomia and as revenge she permanently blinded him. Salmacis forced the youth Hermaphroditus into a carnal embrace and, when he sought to get away, fused with him.

As usual for the past weeks, the family spent more time in Errac to collect Ancient Runes, completing another set of Ancient Runes - Ti. Lourdes (Grace) reached Master Lv.3, while Willikins (Raven) reached Expert Lv.6. In addition, Moloch (Male Soldier) also reached Lv.100.

This week's Griffon mission dropped Symbol of Aries. Team Arena missions yielded Symbol of Virgo and Symbol of Libra. The Masters also joined in a raid on Castilla Tower of Chaos, and after a series of [Whole Cancellation] skills, finally encountered the Queen of Valkyrie (L165 Daemon). Adorabelle (f/ele) reached Master Lv.9 inside the tower itself. The gold treasure chest rewarded us with Elite Le Blanc (sco) Recipe and... Gold Ancient Relic! The other families got Le Noir or L96 Elite Armors.


Tired of upgrade failures, Adorabelle (f/ele) traded a symbol set for her +5 The Lightning of Rotanev 2S (lightning bracelet) to be upgraded to +7 and 3 sockets. After wasting 500 Veteran Enchantment Chips previously, she threw another 9 chips at it, ending up with [ATK + Max SP + Undead].

The Devourers will be selling 500 Asoka Packages on Nov 26, 2011 (Sat) at 3pm (PST). See Asoka Winter Edition Pre-Sale for details. There is also a White Dragon Coat Costume Promotion until Nov 20, 2011. According to Raiden here, the weekly maintenance will be changed from 1am to 12am until the next Daylight Saving Time, which will resume on March 11, 2012.

A new Korean update preview is now available for v9.16 - 업데이트 미리보기 - 베아트리체,아드리아. Details may be subject to later changes.


1. New Character: Veatrice
After the Three-Year War, Veatrice was approached and recruited by Sir Lyndon. Thereafter, enemies of Strata Vista often died in mysterious circumstances. Lacking evidences of foul play, the rumor of "Black Lightning" soon became known as a curse or terror. (Her name seems to be spelled with a "V".)

Veatrice is M'Boma's sister. She got involved with Farrel in Viron, and was no longer the caring sister as M'Boma remembered her. Her recruitment quest begins with M'Boma in Coimbra. You must have completed M'Boma Recruitment Quest and M'Boma's Extended Quest.


Her expert stance [Tempest] uses 2 lightning bracelets. It has high damage, and low accuracy (50). The stance book can be obtained through a quest. Her personal skill is [Enchantment Arm]. As part of [Hidden Truth] team, she gains team buff when used with Andre, Yeganeh, Calyce, and/or Valeria.

See also Play Forum article - 베아트리체 - 예측불허한 매력을 가진 전격계열 마법사 .


2. New Character: Adriana
Adriana was born of a noble family. At a young age, she was involved in various naval battles. Eventually, she was promoted to become an admiral, and led the Castilla Expedition fleet. Her recruitment quest begins in Castilla. You must have completed Adriana's Side Quests and Castilla Episode Quests up to delivering Sophia's letter to Manuel in Castilla Episode 3. It involved Farrel (again), and Gold Ancient Relics.


Her expert stance [Cutlass] uses sabre + pistol. Stance book can be obtained from Emilia with Symbol of Cancer. Her personal skill [Tactics] is considered a defensive version of Lionel's [Leadership]. As part of [Mission Officers] team, she gains team buff when used with Romina, Lionel, Daria, Natalie, and/or Ralph.

See also Play Forum article - 아드리아나 - 화끈한 일반 공격의 근접형 리오넬!.


3. Lucifer Castle 1F & 2F
After being stuck outside in Crow Forest (v6.7), players then got stuck in in basement (v8.5), followed by getting stuck in the gardens. Now finally, the bloody castle is accessible. Apparently, Farrel wanted to sneak in too...


Lucifer Castle 1F: Ballroom and 2F: Screaming Corridor have been added. The zones imposed Montoro's Curse. Lionel got involved and needed to obtain certain fragments.


Defeating 1F boss (G.리치) will allow access to 2F. Cursed NPC will appear in 2F. Defeating 2F boss (포르테로) will grant the key to find Montoro (i.e. get stuck again until next update).

See also Play Forum article - 루치페르 성, 몬토로의 저택에 여러분을 초대합니다!.


4. Strata Devil Accessories
Strata Devil Accessories - earrings, belts, necklaces, gloves, boots - have been added. They can be used by Masters. Each accessory is not divided into subtypes. Recipes and materials are dropped by monsters inside Lucifer Castle.


The accessories have set options, when used with Strata Devil Armors/Weapons, up to a bonus of HP +5000, Immunity +5, Penetration +5, and ATK/DEF Rating +1.


See Play Forum article GE 최초 세트 아이템이 추가된다! for more on these accessories.


5. Rare Weapon Costumes
In v9.15.1, rare weapon costumes can be synthesized in Gigante Port. This includes sabre, sword, blunt, dagger, rapier, tonfa, polearm, great sword, knuckle, gaiters, crescent, shotgun, crossbow, bayonet, pistol, cannon, special bracelet, and rod. These are all costume versions of Fallen Angel's Curse series, first seen in Imperial Wheel (Japan).



6. Remote Control
Remote game control for iPhone/Android has been initiated for beta testing. Features included character status update, character's time of death, and screenshot sending.


In v9.8.1, Arsene Circus (aka Bourgogne Palace) mission will be revised. Mission remains MCC1. See 체험 그라 현장! 국민 미션 '궁', 이렇게 변했다 for more revision details. See [v3.4 Feature] Raid Mission – Chateau de Bourgogne for the original raid mission. The mission remains the same for the most part, with the following changes:

Minimum number of participants has been reduced from 3 families to 1 family.

Wounded Frost/Mario/Emily/Celine will no longer drop ticket recipes. The drop rate for L100 Enchantment Chips will be reduced.

Louis Arsene III will not drop L100 weapon (AR30) or armor (DR27) all the time. He will drop less L100 Enchantment Chips than before, and will not drop L100 Elite Weapon Recipe (AR32).

Roulette chest will be added, consisting of the following:
  • Arsene Circus Ticket Recipe (all colors)
  • L100 Elite Weapon Recipe (AR32)
  • Artisan's Accessory Recipe (earring, belt, gloves)
  • L100 Enchantment Chips (5)
  • Veteran Enchantment Chips (2)
  • Werebear Weapon (AR31)
  • L92 Elite Weapon (AR30)
  • L92 Elite Steel Weapon (AR30)
  • L100 Weapon (AR30)
  • L92 Elite Armor (DR28)
  • L100 Armor (DR27)
  • Veteran Boots/Gloves
  • Made RES Necklace (RES 5%)
  • Honor D Card
Currently in v6.7, this mission commonly drops a total loot of approximately 9 L100 Enchantment Chips, 1 Veteran Enchantment Chips, 2 L100 Weapon/Armor, and 1 Veteran Boots/Gloves.

As usual, we spent more time in Errac, collecting Ancient Runes. Thelandira (f/mus) reached Master Lv.10, and decided to leave some "space" for more EXP when [Unlimited Shot] becomes available in v8.6.1. Lourdes (Grace) took over the duty as chief hunter in Errac. Willikins (Raven) reached Expert Lv.4, while Marcion (m/sco) and Phlegethon (Irawain) reached Lv.100. We recruited 2 new members for more training materials. Moloch (Male Soldier) was named after the Phoenician god, often associated with child sacrifice, who was featured in John Milton's Paradise Lost as one of Satan's minions. Timaeus (Male Infantry) was named after the Pythagorean philosopher who was featured in one of Plato's dialogues also called Timaeus.


M'Boma crafted +2 The Lightning of Rotanev 2S (lightning bracelet). After using 340 Upgrade Accelerators, 8 Lacquers +5: Expert, and 12 Lacquers +6: Expert, it still remained at +5 only. With average luck, one weapon shouldn't use more than 8 Lacquers +6 to upgrade to +7. This cost us approximately 1.5 billion vis just to get the bracelet to +5. First it was Golden Feet, then Dragon's Fury Crossbow, and now this... failed again. Bleh. After 500 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Sedatives, it still looked like it needed to re-enchant after getting ATK Rating +3 four times.

This week's Griffon mission dropped Symbol of Aries and Le Noir (sco). Team Arena missions yielded Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Cancer, and Symbol of Libra. Occulta Bounty Hunt finally dropped something that isn't Honor Card, Expert Token, or Ancient Star Orb Box... namely Le Scarce (fig). Our subsidiary families provided Dragon Heart Recipe and Symbol of Pisces from party missions.

Someone asked us in-game about whether Beronif's [Enhanced Tactics] uses the same stance rings as scout or its own unique stance rings like Valeria's version. (Also compare [Flintlock] vs. [Flintlock - Rescue Knight] and [Flintlock - Auch Infantry].) We have no idea why this pioneer wanted to prepare rings for Beronif, since she is not likely to be included in the next patch.... whose status is still Soon™ in any case. But anyway, the data table from Japan's client showed that Beronif's [Enhanced Tactics] is the same as scout's version (i.e. same class name and class id), and thus should use the same stance book and stance rings.

The Devourers have introduced 2 new boxes in the Bazaar (250 Gold each) - Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel IV. The new items are Bristian Colonel Costume (Eduardo), Trifolium Hat (Romina), Blue Serpent Costume (m/wiz), Split Clianthes Costume (m/mus), Angel Camael's Crossbow (AR33), and Dragon's Eye Bracelet (AR30 LOE).

After maintenance, the servers seemed to be a bit screwed. There were several client freezes, disconnections, and lag. One disconnection occurred inside Occulta Bounty Hunt. The Halloween Event has also ended. Pioneers can get rid of their Spirit Coins by dropping them on the anvils in Katovic Snowfield (I6). We still don't know why IMC doesn't want to allow the event items to be sold to NPC for 0 vis. It's a long run to Katovic Snowfield... Daylight Saving Time has ended this week, and will resume on March 11, 2012.

Korean edition has released 2 new characters. One is Adriana from Castilla Garrison 1, and the other is from season 1's character design. See Screen Board (Korean) - 베아, 아드 스탠스정보 and 아드리아나 베아트리체 스텟.


New stances - Tempest (lightning bracelet + lightning bracelet) and Cutlass (sabre + pistol)! Click on images below for full size view.


I expect Play Forum should be having articles on them soon. I will just wait for those... In addition, there is also more stuffs on season 2 character designs. See 1차 투표 결과 공개!.




[SG] Ralph Debuts! And Profits!
Ralph Character Card and Silence of Ignisia (polearm costume) are now available in Panfilo's Pot Luck. See [PPL] Update 6 Is Here!. [Shining Sting] stance book is available in Hellena's Circus of Fate for 2 Gold Tokens. For a comparison of Ralph vs. Calyce, see 랄프 vs 칼리 재대결. 그 결과는?.

In addition, there are some year-end promotions involving cash shop discount, profit, game credit bonus, profit, lucky draw, profit, weapon enhancement/enchantment event, and profit. See [11.11.11] Y.E.S! The Year End Sales Campaign is here!.

In Maoster's Red Squad Clarification forum topic, I pointed out the irony and some inconsistencies in his accusations. He said that I wasn't there in Castilla Temple "yesterday", as if that alone absolves him of those duplicities. I have contacts, I don't need to be there to know things. And I was there when Othrys clan repeatedly did the very same thing that he mentioned in the opening post.

On Fallacy
Everything I have mentioned are completely relevant to the points he raised. Instead of attempting to address them as to why they are allegedly "irrelevant", all he could do is to rage and resort to nothing more than name-calling as per his modus operandi. If he thinks that throwing a string of insults is all it takes to make a good argument, then he is sadly mistaken. And as usual, like so many topics he started, they were locked by moderators for good reasons.

If ad hominem is the best he can do in support of a proposition, he seriously needs an education in building logical arguments. Instead of behaving in a boorish, uncultured manner, he could have at least make the effort to avoid the more common logical fallacies. If he cannot even avoid such common traps in thought processing, guess who is the "ignorant fool"? As so often is the case, shame and embarrassment give way to rage, a fairly common response as a result of cognitive dissonance.

And no, I don't get depressed with the game. I get bored. It is hard to imagine someone, even a person without rudimentary knowledge of psychology, who could not tell the difference between depression and boredom. Yet somehow, he managed it. Amazing.

On Epistemology
He claimed that bans were handed out based on number of tickets submitted. What epistemological method was used to arrive at that conclusion? What empirical data support those claims? He accused the administrators of being biased, and yet offered no justification whatsoever to support his claim. Knowledge, as commonly defined in epistemology, is justified true belief. He failed to justify his belief, and he failed to demonstrate its veracity. So all we ended up with is a string of whimsical rants bordering on libel.

I suggested an experimentation which can be empirically repeated, observed, and tested to see if his claim is true. And of course, he avoided addressing it, since he probably knew deep-down that his accusations have no empirical basis whatsoever. If the experiments are to be conducted, he would likely be proven false.

After all these years, I have never been banned, neither in-game nor in the forums. This begs the question: Why is it that some players get banned repeatedly? Is it just a mean old world (with evil administrators/moderators) that is out to get them? Or is there something inherently wrong with their own characters or behaviors? People who lack introspection always blame others instead of examining themselves for possible faults. Interestingly enough, this is slightly similar to something known in sociology of religion as persecution complex. It is a manifestation of self-righteousness, in which the subject believes that the world is in the grip of the devil (or evil administrators), and thus the more persecution (or ban) he receives, the more righteous he must be in the eyes of God. Persecution becomes a barometer of righteousness. It will never occur to such individuals that perhaps they were persecuted/banned because they violated some rules and thus richly deserved it.

Generally, G1 has been very lenient when it comes to suspensions. This year's Halloween event is a good example. Other publishers have permanently banned players who exploited an event bug, but for G1, nothing happened to those exploiters so far. (See Journal #163 for details.) The same can be said for other issues. Instead of being grateful for their leniency, some people are shameless enough to actually ask for compensation after being temporary banned.

On Boasting
One more thing. Bragging about real life is already lame enough, but bragging about gaming in a virtual environment takes it to a whole new level. Throughout history, the truly illustrious people who are good in their respective disciplines have no need to brag, mainly because bragging won't make them any better and instead demeans their own stations, making them undignified. Bragging is nothing more than a desperate cry for attention, underlying an insecurity which is unseemly and unbecoming in a person of accomplishment. The bravado is an attempt to establish an internal locus of control, but ended up over-compensating. So the next time you meet a braggart (in-game or in real life) shamelessly talking about how good he himself is at something, remember this.

As for his charge that I'm self-centered, let's just say that I'm not one of the subjects of the following fascinating quote by Raiden, one of G1 administrators: 

Because as much as you think you are the custodian of good faith for the entire server, you are not. Instead, you are the custodian of your own needs. [Source]

Treasure Shooting R (Japan) has been updated for Nov 09-16, 2011. The items for the previous months were entirely old items which were re-released for players who missed them previously. This month's items however included something new. Click on image below for full size view.


Party Dress - Friend Costume
Body Costume • Ludin (left)

Party Dress - Speak Costume
Body Costume • Ludin (middle)

Party Dress - First Step Costume
Body Costume • Ludin (right)

As mentioned previously, these 3 new costumes are simply variant textures for Party Dress - Fireball Costume which debuts in Magic Circle 21 (Korea). The remaining 5 unreleased variant textures for Party Dress Costume are Birthday, 100 Point, Amusement Park, Brother, and Zoo.

The old items included assorted weapons from Fallen Angel's Curse series and La Flamme De L'Amour Du Rubis (Gemstone Fire Bracelet). All of these were previously released in Imperial Wheel.

This week's 2 Griffon missions dropped Elite Ziz Bracelet Recipe, Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Pisces, and 2 Symbol of Aries. Team Arena missions yielded Symbol of Capricorn, Symbol of Taurus, and Symbol of Libra. After spending a long time in Errac, Ryuk (Kurt) was finally promoted and became the family's 18th Master.


The 2nd Halloween Mass Orgy Event was even worse than the previous one last week. Some idiots decided they just have to bring Viki to summon Steel Ararats during such lag-fest events. And for what? To fight bosses with DEF Rating 4? As a result, lots of people lagged and disconnected. The server crashed on 1 channel as well. We waited for 1 hour 10 minutes before getting summoned to receive the boxes. It would probably be easier for everyone if they did simple login events with injections instead of such orgy events. But at least the new boxes have decent drops. We received the following items. See Halloween 2011 for other known drops.


AM's Touch
Citadel Pass (1 day) x3
Triumph Potion (1 hour) x5
Triumph Potion (1 hour) x5
Triumph Potion (1 hour) x5
Triumph Potion (1 hour) x5
Enchant Sedative x10
Socket Flux x10
Soul Crystal x20
Rose Wings (7 days) x3
Recipe - Magic Leather Belt
Jeepers Creepers
Halloween Pumpkin Hat x1
Halloween Pumpkin Hat x1
Halloween Pumpkin Hat x1
Enchant Sedative x20
Enchant Sedative x20
Soul Crystal x20
Red Lollipop x20
Pink Lollipop x20
Revenant (2 days) x3
Sweet Candy x50


According to Raiden here, Willow the Witch Event will be extended by another week, and will be removed by next week's maintenance.

 
We tried to upgrade Dragon's Fury Crossbow, using up a total of 340 Upgrade Accelerators, 8 Lacquers +5: Veteran, and 10 Lacquers +6: Veteran, after waiting for a long time and eventually being forced to pay the exorbitant prices in the market. After all that, the crossbow was reduced to +4. It was turning out to be a piece of crap just like our cursed Golden Feet (see Journal Entry #159). In the end, we got fed up with the upgrading process and Idge broke it, yielding a L100 Enchantment Chip. After that, Idge successfully upgraded +6 The Intuition of Al Rischa (pistol) to +7 with just 20 Upgrade Accelerators and 2 Lacquers +6: Expert.

We also threw 35 +6 L100 Weapons at Soho, and only got 1 L33 Weapon Crystal out of the whole lot. Upgrading +6 to +7 should have a success rate of 12.5%, but this sample lot only had a success rate of 2.9%. This is so messed up.

There were 5 disconnections this week.

See Party Missions for general overview of party missions. Clan leader (or deputies) can register for Party Arena on Saturday at 9pm via clan window (alt-Y). Up to 15 clan members can enter mission itself at 10pm, when a server-wide notice announces: Party Mission (Battle) [Party Arena] has started. Please participate using a button in the lower right.

It is similar to Team Arena, except for a few differences noted below. For general information on Team Arena, see [v3.2 Feature] Survive the Team Arena! and Team Arena FAQ.

Party Arena Information
Registration Time: Sat 9pm (v6.7), Daily 10pm (v8.5)
Mission Time: Sat 10pm (v6.7), Daily 11pm (v8.5)
Duration: 45 minutes
Participants: 5-15 families per clan

Unlike Team Arena where you can select which team to side with, this is strictly clan vs. clan. The opposing clan is unknown and seemingly randomly chosen. There must be at least 5 participants from each clan, otherwise the mission will fail within 5 minutes (as normal for all party missions).

Select Character (MCC1)
When you first enter the mission, you can have up to 3 characters. Within 20 seconds, only the selected character (leader) will remain, as the other 2 characters will be removed. So quickly buff up using the 2 characters before they are removed.

Arena Items & Buffs 
Unlike Team Arena, when you join the mission, you gain only 10 Battle Arena Health-Fillers (HP +5,000 every 3 seconds for 15 seconds). In addition, there is a cool-down time (about 25 seconds) for consumable items, so you will not be able to spam potions. All buff duration will be reduced by 50%.

Unlike Team Arena, you do not need to collect Arena Coins to buy buffs from NPC. Instead, there is a Point Shop window just below the mini-map on the right side of the screen. You gain more points as time passes (approximately 30 points per 12 seconds) and as you kill monsters and opposing players. There is also no Home Base Protection buff.


You can buy 20 levels of ATK and Max HP buffs, and 5 levels of ATK Speed and Movement Speed buffs. The shop also sells potions - 3 Battle Arena Health-Fillers (HP +5,000 every 3 seconds for 15 seconds) for 30 points, and 3 Battle Arena Intensified Health-Fillers (HP +10,000 every 3 seconds for 15 seconds) for 200 points.

Arena Combat
Unlike Team Arena, ATK Rating and DEF Rating are not standardized. This means you retain the same ratings as determined by your armor and weapon. Party Arena has the same set of mini-bosses as Team Arena - Dios Lantem, 3 Gates + 6 L131 Trilinears (aka Scylla), 3 Kings of Greed, and 3 L130 Trilinears (aka Scylla). The last Trilinear (L240) protects the end of the base, and can be ignored.


When a character dies, there will be a blue text over him, saying Resurrect in [number] seconds. When the count-down finishes, he will revive at the start point of his home base.

Using an offensive skill will display red system text, listing: [attacker] to [target], [skill] ([number] damage). All players' names are hidden. Characters of opposing clan are renamed with the default names (e.g. Elementalist, Valeria). Public chat is also disabled, so coordinate your team using squad or clan chat instead.

Reward
The first clan to kill Dios will win. If neither Dios dies when time runs out (45 min), the clan with the most points will win. Total points are displayed in the top-right of the screen, directly to the left of the mini-map. (You can press Tab key to view details for individual points, kills, and deaths.)

When victory is achieved, the roulette will spin to reward each family just like other party missions. Both teams will get roulette reward. Players' names will be shown in the roulette.

Thereafter, all families will be moved to Auch (I7), channel 1.