Best Blowout Support Event 2017 until July 04 (Europe) or Aug 23 (USA).  

This new mission was added in v9.8.1. See 새로워진 기간떼 섬! 신규 콘텐츠와 이벤트가 가득 for more details.

Gigante Secret Room Mission
Location: Gigante Port (I8)
Duration: 10 minutes
Participants: 1-12
Entry Cost: 1,000,000 vis (first) + cumulative 500,000 vis per entry thereafter
Reward Type: Roulette

This mission is straight-forward. Kill the crabs for Gigante Lucky Coupons, if desired. Otherwise, just kill Gullfaxi. Gullfaxi can inflict [Poison] and [Confusion] status with its skills.

Gullfaxi • Lv.112 Undead • Heavy • None • Large
Max HP 3,724,416 • AR 58 • ATK 6365 • DR 58 • DEF 132
RES • Fire 40, Ice 40, Lightning 40, Mental 40
Drops • Soul Crystal (Event), Costume Box, Gigante Lucky Coupon

Elite Palm Crab • Lv.105 Wildlife • Heavy • None • Small
Max HP 16,945 • AR 52 • ATK 261 • DR 52 • DEF 100
RES • Fire 20, Ice 20, Lightning 20, Mental 50
Drops • Gigante Lucky Coupon

Roulette (Bonus = 500,000 Vis)
  • Seed (???) x1
  • Sewing Kit x1
  • Costume Box x1
  • Shiny Crystal Chest x1
  • Gigante Lucky Coupon x1-3
There is another treasure chest near the mission start point. You can try to open it by paying some vis (20,000 vis per 1% chance). The chance of successful opening is 1% at the 2nd time you did the mission. Thereafter, it cumulatively increases by 1% per previous mission attempted, i.e. 3rd time = 1% + 2%, 4th time = 3% + 3%, 5th time = 6% + 4%, etc. See ギガンテ秘密の部屋 - 報酬箱 for details.

Entry Success Payment Entry Cost Total Cost
1 0%                   -             1,000,000          1,000,000
2 1%          20,000           1,500,000          1,520,000
3 3%          60,000           2,000,000          2,060,000
4 6%        120,000           2,500,000          2,620,000
5 10%        200,000           3,000,000          3,200,000
6 15%        300,000           3,500,000          3,800,000
7 21%        420,000           4,000,000          4,420,000
8 28%        560,000           4,500,000          5,060,000
9 36%        720,000           5,000,000          5,720,000
10 45%        900,000           5,500,000          6,400,000
11 55%    1,100,000           6,000,000          7,100,000
12 66%    1,320,000           6,500,000          7,820,000
13 78%    1,560,000           7,000,000          8,560,000

Lucky Coupon Exchanger
All the entry costs (vis) given to the mission can be gained from the Lucky Coupon Exchanger every Sunday by using Gigante Lucky Coupons. You can get a random amount of the accumulated vis - 10%, 20%, 50%, or 100%. You can also get White Gold Bar x1-10, Intensified Health Filler x1, Intensified Soul Filler x1, and Shiny Crystal x1. [Source]

Costume Synthesizer
The Costume Synthesizer consumes 1 Sewing Kit to exchange 2 costumes (or hats) for a random costume, including those that are featured in web games like Magic Circle. You can also get weapon costumes rarely. See Bahia Costume Synthesization Notes.

For interested players, see 체험 그라 현장, 리뉴얼된 아르센 단장의 비밀 금고 미션 for Arsene's Secret Vault (v9.10.1). Nobody translated this yet. It is quite confusing to understand the article without having to actually try out the mission itself. Since each "step" has 2 rooms (1 central + 1 side), it isn't very clear which room is which...

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been updated for June 2012. See the official notices インペリアルホイールV開催! and GMガイズの新要素ご紹介コーナー.

The weapons are now given as a ticket, which can be traded for the weapon with random +5 to +8 upgrade and 1-3 sockets. See 武器交換チケットのご利用方法について for details. So now, gamblers can pay to win not just awesome weapons, but they can avoid having to deal with the cost of upgrading and opening sockets too...

Evil's Despair
Weapon Costume • Main-Gauche

Ing'light Rapier
Rapier • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 225
ATK Speed +10% • Block +10

Jalight Shotgun
Shotgun • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 286
ATK Speed +10%  • Accuracy +10  • Fear 5%

Manaslight Knuckle
Knuckle • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 215
ATK Speed +10%  • Absorb 5% HP • DEF Penetration +5 • Evasion +5

Black Dragon Sword
Weapon Costume • Great Sword

Cruz Special Set
Cruz Character Card x1 • Enhanced [Furious] Ring x1 • [Fast Move] Ring x1 • Nero Croma (Fig) x1 • Geofu'light Blade x2 • Expert Enchant Chip x300

White Blossom Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Valeria
See here for the concept art.

Dark Blue Sleeveless Costume Set
Dark Blue Sleeveless Body Costume • Beroniff
White Bobbed Hair • Beroniff
See here for more screenshots.

Capitaine Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Vincent
See here for more screenshots.

Puppet Master Set
[Puppet Master] Stance Book x1 • Enhanced [Puppet Master] Ring x1 • Star Controller x1 • 100 Veteran Enchant Chips • etc.

Magic Circle 30 (Korea) has also been updated until July 04, 2012. Other loot include Ralph Character Card, Adriana Character Card, and Elisa Character Card. The main features are the 2 costumes also featured above in Imperial Wheel V.

The following item check list compiles the required items for v9.5 and v10.6, since G1 has indicated that they will be skipping v9.5. (See Patch Delay for details.) For only v10.6, the list starts from Ion onwards, plus the relevant symbols and feso stones.

Symbol of Scorpio x5
ETS, Catherine, Veronif, Vincent, Elisa
Symbol of Taurus x5
Cath STR/DEX/INT, Veronif, Cruz
Symbol of Pisces x1
Symbol of Leo x1
Symbol of Cancer x4
Brunie, Garcia, Adriana, Ion
Symbol of Sagittarius x4
Ludin, Daria, Natalie, Najib Sharif
Symbol of Aquarius x2
Natalie, Daria
Great Stone x69
Various Expert Stances
Fire Orb x1
Key of Capybara x6
Shiny Crystal x1
Piece of Naraka - Lu x1 
Piece of Naraka - Beel x1
Piece of Naraka - Al x1 
Piece of Naraka - Mo x1 
Piece of Naraka - Ma x1 
Piece of Naraka - Than x1
Piece of Naraka - He x1 
Symbol of Naraka x1
Clock Tower Key 10F x1
Beet x100
Cabbage x10 
Honey x3 
Wolf Meat x100+50+20 
Natalie + Adriana + Reb Soldier
HQ Cloth x50
Cast Iron x50
Wheel of Time x10+5
Daria + Veronif
Philosopher Stone x200
Ice Crystal x200
Diamond Ore x100
Black Magic Stone x50
Iron Ore x50 or Blue Stone x500
Tough Cotton Yarn x100
Cockatrice Egg x20
Reb Soldier
Giant Starfish x5 
Reb Soldier
Antidote x20
Reb Soldier
Blue Sap x10
Black Sap x10
Rare Book of Combat x50 
Rare Book of Magic x50
Rare Book of Shooting x50
Secret Tower Magic Scroll x1
Lv100 Enchant Chip x100
Veteran Enchant Chip x20
Dragonfly Silk x40
Mega Quartz x50
Clear Rum x50
+7 Schvarlier Armor x1 (not "consumed")
Otite Perfume x1
Mana Stone x10 
Bone Piece x5
Bone Stick x100
Archangel's Heart x1 
Seed of Rafflesia x1 
Siren's Scale x1
Montoro's Viscount Ring x1 
Devil's Whisper x20
Veronif's Diary x1

See here for a text version at Paste Bin. You can copy to a text file and then add a "X" in the box to check those items you have already acquired. Leave a comment if you notice anything missing.

IAHGames should be updating Granado Espada to v10.6 this week, probably on June 21 during the weekly maintenance. [Source] The pre-release download links for patch and full client are available here.

After patch, only Grandies, Ion, Vincent, and Cadet Adriana will be available. The other 5 characters - Cruz, Adriana, Elisa, Cadet Elisa, and Veatrice - will be locked away until further notice. [Source] See the mini-site - Rise & Fall, Montoro Finale and v10.6 Unofficial List of Updates. See also Taiwan GE v10.6.0 Update.

Character Database v10.5.1 can still be used for this update, as there is no further change to characters, stances, and skills in v10.5.2, v10.6.0, and v10.6.1.

Ion wants...
  • Blue Sap x10
  • Black Sap x10
  • Rare Book of Combat x50
  • Rare Book of Magic x50
  • Rare Book of Shooting x50
  • Symbol of Cancer x1
  • Growth Stone x3
Adriana/Cadet Adriana wants...
  • Symbol of Cancer x1
  • Growth Stone x3
Grandies wants...
  • +7 Schvarlier Armor (not "consumed" by quest)
Vincent wants...
  • Otite Perfume x1
  • Mana Stone x10
  • Bone Piece x5
  • Bone Stick x100
  • Archangel's Heart x1
  • Seed of Rafflesia x1
  • Siren's Scale x1
  • Montoro's Viscount Ring x1
  • Devil's Whisper x20
  • Beroniff's Diary x1
  • Symbol of Scorpio x1
  • Growth Stone x3
Cruz wants...
  • Secret Tower Magic Scroll x1
  • Lv.100 Enchant Chip x100
  • Symbol of Taurus x1
  • Growth Stone x3
Elisa wants...
  • Dragonfly Silk x40
  • Mega Quartz x50 
  • Clear Rum x50
  • Growth Stone x3
Veatrice wants...
  • Veteran Enchant Chip x20

Mufasar mission will be revised in v9.17.7. See Play Forum article - 오쿨타, 수장의 방 미션 - 새로운 득템의 장!. The main changes from the last revision (v5.x) are the frequency (1/week instead of timer-based) and roulette reward (instead of scripted drops). Since the better rewards are now roulette-based, it may be more efficient to do in a group instead of a solo mission.

Mufasar Mission (v9.17.7)
Duration: 120 minutes
Frequency: 1/week
Participants: 1-30 families (MCC3)
Entry Cost: 1 Ancient Rune - Bin
Location: Occulta Fortress (F2/G2)

To get to the mission lobby, you must pass through 2 gates inside Occulta Fortress. The first gate (D6) requires Ancient Rune - Ti, Te, Ar, and An (1 each) to open. The second gate (F3/G3) requires 1 Key - Occulta General's Room instead. Both gates stay open for about 10 minutes. Go in a group, so that you can share the cost of opening the gates.

Inside the lobby room, you may use Ancient Rune - Ti, Te, Ar, and An (1 each) on the device at the West side. This will summon 1-3 Kobold Generals at the North, South, and East sides of the room. Kobold General drops Ancient Rune - Bin and sometimes Elite Le Blanc Recipe. The device at the North side will open the mission lobby for 1 Ancient Rune - Bin per family.

When mission starts, quickly move up to the platform at F5/G5. Ignore the rows of Dullahan monsters along the way. Wait for NPC Ania to walk up to the platform. Once she reaches there, she will start talking, then Mufasar will appear. This usually takes about 3 minutes (i.e. time left = 117 minutes), so buff up before then.

Mufasar • Lv.128 Human • Heavy Armor • None • Medium
Max HP 30,205,440 • AR 70 • ATK 3241 • DR 66 • DEF 266
Penetration 100 • Immunity 0 • Specific Penetration 0
RES • Fire 70, Ice 70, Lightning 50, Mental 80
Drops • Le Noir, Lv.100 Weapon/Armor, Lv.92 Elite Armor Recipe, Le Noir Recipe

Mufasar has several area skills, which can inflict [Burn], [Freeze] and [Confusion] status. Mufasar can also levitate, so make sure you have range/magic characters to take him down. Do NOT go down from the platform, as when Mufasar appears, the Dullahan monsters below will become hostile.

After some time, he will also summon Dominator. If more players participate, Mufasar may die before he can summon. Dominator has 3 knock-down skills - two are area effects, while the other is a bull rush charge. There is no need to kill Dominator. If necessary, use a fighter on [Crusader] stance to provoke and tank it on the stairs, while other characters can concentrate on Mufasar.

Dominator • Lv.128 Daemon • Heavy Armor • None • Large
Max HP 13,214,880 • AR 69 • ATK 8076 • DR 66 • DEF 244
Penetration 100 • Immunity 0 • Specific Penetration 0
RES • Fire 50, Ice 70, Lightning 70, Mental 75

Mufasar Roulette (Bonus = 5,000,000 Vis)
  • Recipe - Elite Le Noir
  • Recipe - Magic Boots/Gloves/Belts
  • Recipe - Artisan's Boots/Gloves/Belts
  • Kobold/Werebear/Dullahan Weapons
  • Lv.100 Weapons/Armors
  • Elite Le Noir
  • Elite Le Blanc
  • Le Noir
  • Lv.92 Elite Armors
  • Gold/Silver Earrings
  • Cut RES Necklaces
  • 2 Pure Gold Bars (!!)
  • Elemental Jewel
  • Honor Card C

Aria Granado Espada (private server) has officially launched. The base rates are set to x10 for EXP, Stance EXP, and Drops. Their current game client is built from IAHGames (Singapore) client. Some basic information...

Game Version: 8.5
Language: English
No. of Servers: 1 - AriaGaming (Baron-Enabled)
Server Time Zone: GMT+1
X-Trap Version: None
Initial Barrack Slots: 4
No. of Channels: 1
Combat/Stance EXP: x10
Drop Rate: x10

The server was in beta for the past weeks. I didn't want to review it then, since beta is supposed to be somewhat buggy and problematic. Now, it has officially launched, let's take a look at it while awesome G1 is having power outage and maintenance. Here are some issues I noticed.

Different Password: The client uses different password for encrypting the game files. [Source] This means that you cannot easily replace files, such as sound effects (voice pack) file, from other servers. So you cannot just change the character voices to Japanese or Korean by replacing files. I have no idea why they bother to mess with the password. Don't try to fix what is not broken.

Inefficient Patcher: Apparently, the patcher needs to replace entire .ipf files instead of just adding the new files to them. [Source] Maybe they cannot use the official patcher because they changed the password encryption?

Default Window Positions: By default, the client from the installer will have windows set too far out of the commonly used resolutions. You simply cannot see the inventory even when it is opened. They should have fixed useruiposition.xml file before packing the live installer, instead of making every single player fix it with every installation. You can just copy the file from your other game client (e.g. sGE) over instead.

English Please: Compared to beta client, there are less non-English texts and less grammatical errors. But there are still some left over.

IES Tip Error: Whenever you move close to a help-related NPC, there will be a string of IES errors regarding Tip data-table.

Cash Shop: The cash shop system is not finalized. It seems that you may eventually be able to get Gold for voting or donation. Also, no premium character (e.g. Asoka) at the moment.

Mission Room Error: Currently, there is an error when trying to create mission rooms, including quest missions.

Scarlet Underground Access: You do not need to complete Bahama quest scenario to move into Reboldeaux Scarlet Underground. Good for Arsene Circus starters (tip: use Invisible Stalker for low-level characters) or Secret Guarding in Errac.

Active Players - To Migrate Or Not To Migrate?
Is there any reason for existing players of other servers to switch over to Aria? Most active players would have sets of AR/DR 32-33 equipment with family level 50+. Even with x10 rates, it will still take a long time to rebuild the family back up to level 50+ from scratch. Also, note that most official servers had instant-master events, such as Rise of the Masters!. Not to mention the frustrating process of upgrading, enchanting, and socketing their sets of racial weapons, armors, and accessories.

IAHGames servers are currently at v9.5, and will update to v10 soon. So why play a buggy, lower version on a less stable server with a more restrictive client (see note on password above) just to rebuild your family and equipment from scratch with only x10 rates? Maybe it will help for new players, but it probably won't attract players with established families in other servers at this point.

A private server has to offer things that are difficult or costly to acquire in the official servers, otherwise what's the point of playing in a private server? Frustrations with official servers usually concern the following:
  1. Cash Shop-Related Randomness, e.g. gambling boxes/web games, upgrading, enchanting, opening sockets.
  2. Crap Raid Loot, e.g. why pay 5m vis in Joaquin Underground Prison mission for bonus roulette to get 1 Portable Ancient Star Orb Box?
  3. Ridiculously Hard-To-Get Items, e.g. 200 Devil's Dreams per weapon... For v8.5, that is nonsense.
  4. Non-Tradable Items, e.g. some character cards, Mercenaries Warrants...
If Aria really wants to encourage server migration of active players, these are things that they need to look into, i.e. elevating players' frustrations with the official servers.

You may discuss this further in their forum topic - Is this server worth playing?.