Sword 176: Queen's Elite Recipes

Brisingamen (Karjalain) and Lara (Brunie) reached Expert Lv.5 and Lv.2, while collecting even more Ancient Runes. Zarathustra (Lionel) continued to train in Castilla Mine, reaching Veteran Lv.7. Since most pioneers have settled down somewhat into the new content, we decided to join Albatros clan.

This week's loot was very good. The missions dropped lots of symbols - 2 Symbols of Aquarius, 2 Symbols of Virgo, 2 Symbols of Pisces, Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Capricorn, and Symbol of Scorpio. We joined in a raid on Castilla Tower of Chaos, and finally got something good from the queen's roulette chest...

Qilue (f/sco) took part in our 3rd Legion War as a mercenary for the Royalists. Uh, as a true mercenary at heart, she was in it just for the war points. The political struggles meant nothing to her. (See the forum topic here for some helpful tips.) As a support character, she was, uh, busy supporting other support characters who were, as it were, providing support... Nevertheless, Simon Ayende was defeated after 72 minutes, resulting in victory for the Royalists. By the end of the war, we acquired [Volunteer] title.

After maintenance, there were a few patch files to download. Raiden said here that the patches are "for the future", hence the lack of patch notes... so what might it be?

Well, this "future" content happens to be Ralph, among a few other minor things. The various game files for Ralph (animation, model, stance, etc.) have been added to the game client. Perhaps G1 intend to release Ralph before the next update? The last 2 intervals between updates were about 5 months, so a reasonable estimate for the next update would be around late May this year.