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

This box series was first sold in cash shop for 250 Gold from Sep 26, 2011 to Feb 01, 2012. The weapon (Raiden's Angel) and costume (Quinzel's Penderie) drops are as listed below for quick reference. See the links for details and screenshots. Raiden's Angel boxes are also available in The Seeker of Wisdom - Alphabet Event. I will post a compilation of other boxes another day.

Image from Claymore episode 15

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 1
Weapons • Angel Ezekiel's Zweihander (great sword), Dragon's Fury Crossbow
Costumes • Blue Serpent (M/Mus), Violeita Hat (Crazy Emilia), Caerunis (Nar), Rose Camellia (F/Fig)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 2
Weapons • Angel Guriel's Gaiters, Dragon's Fury Shotgun
Costumes • Violeita (Crazy Emilia), Bristian Colonel Cut (Eduardo), Caeromia (Ania), Clivia Sprite (F/Mus)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 3
Weapons • Angel Azriel's Wand (special rod), Dragon's Scales Sabre
Costumes • Blue Serpent (F/Sco), Pigeonne Hair (Valeria), Phshi Rastere (F/Mus), Arcanero Plate (M/Fig)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 4
Weapons • Angel Camael's Crossbow, Dragon's Eye Bracelet (elemental bracelet)
Costumes • Bristian Colonel (Eduardo), Trifolium Hat (Romina), Blue Serpent (M/Wiz), Split Clianthes (M/Mus)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 5
Weapons • Angel Raziel's Revolver (pistol), Dragon's Fang Hammer (blunt)
Costumes • Blue Serpent (M/Fig), Le Lion Noble Mask (Baek Ho), Figure Skate (F/Fig), Jade Phraxi (M/Sco)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 6
Weapons • Angel Ramiel's Rapier, Dragon's Magica Staff
Costumes • Pigeonne (Valeria), Wave Pony Tail (F/Fig), Lavender (Selva), Goldentail Magius (M/Ele)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 7
Weapons • Angel Uriel's Bracelet (elemental bracelet), Dragon's Fury Sword (great sword)
Costumes • Le Sagittaire Optimiste (Grace), Belle De Jour Hair (Torsche), Ixia (Grace), Blae Rastere (M/Mus)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 8
Weapons • Angel Michael's Sword, Dragon's Fury Pistol
Costumes • Trifolium (Romina), Les Cheveux D'eclatant Beaut Hair (F/Ele), Cattleya (Helena), Nana Artozeia (F/Ele)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 9
Weapons • Angel Raquel's Rifle, Dragon's Fury Rifle
Costumes • Blue Serpent (M/Sco), Capitaine Hair (M/Wiz), La Fleur Ecarlate (F/Ele), Iberis (Brunie)

Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel 10
Weapons • Angel Rizoel's Rod, Dragon's Wings Blade (sword)
Costumes • Le Lion Noble (Baek Ho), La Sensation Amicale Hair (Combat Catherine), Blue Serpent (F/Wiz), Veronica Chipao (F/Wiz)

IAHGames has updated Singapore edition of Granado Espada to v10.18.3! (Of course, still no update information from G1 concerning Sword 2...) The manual patch is available here.

Face Book design by Ixite of Bach server [Source]

G1 has introduced a new event last week. Basically, monsters from all maps has a chance of dropping Alphabet Box (tradable). Opening the box will drop a random alphabet item (non-tradable) at equal rate. The event NPC in Reboldeaux will ask for 3 words (5 alphabets each). Completing each word gives one reward (player's choice), including Diamond Token (non-tradable) and Pose Book 11. Diamond Tokens can be used to buy special rewards, which will be changed over the course of the event. See The Seeker of Wisdom - Alphabet Event for more details.

According to G1-Raiden here, "The event is supposed to sustain itself for months." So there is no end-date for the event yet, but it can be expected to last a long time (while G1 struggles with game update). The funny thing is that this event encourages AFK, and actually kills off interest in raiding. But overall, I still think it is a good event. There is still no news on the next version update. I just hope that this event isn't supposed to be an apocalyptic event before the plug is pulled. In any case, I will track changes to the event below...

Imperial Wheel S (Japan) has been updated until Sep 26, 2012. Greek Croma (Fig) also made its debut in a web game. See 第1回 インペリアルホイールS 開催! for the official notice. See GMガイズの新アイテムご紹介コーナー for more screenshots of the new weapons and costumes.

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Blade of Montgomery
Sword • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 290
ATK Speed +10%, Block +5, HP Absorb 5%, Penetration +5, ATK +10% vs. Golem/Life/Daemon/Undead/Human

Main Gauche of Yeager
Main-Gauche • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 201
Block +5, HP Absorb 5%, ATK +10% vs. Golem/Life/Daemon/Undead/Human

Flame Bangle of Howard
Fire Bracelet • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 295
ATK Speed +10%, Max SP +15%, ATK +10% vs. Golem/Life/Daemon/Undead/Human

Ray Parkinsonism Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Karjalain

Splendor Boots Style Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Panfilo (Normal) & Panfilo the Battle Cook

Black Dragon Crossbow
Weapon Costume • Crossbow • DEX +2

Black Dragon Polearm
Weapon Costume • Polearm • STR +2

Black Dragon Blade
Weapon Costume • Sword • STR +1

Evil's Temptation
Weapon Costume • Cannon

Magic Red Mercury x5
This new item functions as Enchant Sedative, but has the rate of getting a yellow enchantment (e.g. DEF Rating, ATK vs. Daemon) boosted by 3 times. Based on a sample size of 5,000 enchantments, Magic Red Mercury has 17.46% of getting a yellow enchantment, while a normal Enchant Sedative has only 5.96%.

Other prizes include [Soul Bringer] Set, Nero Croma, General Plate (DR 32 metal armor), [Innocentio] + [Punisher] Set, and Catherine's Expert Stance Sets.

IMC has released a new update preview - 업데이트 미리보기 - 브리스티아 1차 업데. The pioneers are returning to Orpesia, because ironically the New World is just getting old. But really... why do we care about new updates when G1 cannot even update the game?

According to 유럽 MMO가뭄에 '그라나도에스파다' 폭풍 예고!, IMC Games has signed a publishing agreement with RNTS Media GmbH, allowing them to set a new Granado Espada for Europe region. RNTS Media GmbH is the division of RNTS Media that focus on online game service and app publishing. (See RNTS Media Organization.) The article also mentions they are preparing for the end of the year.

So what does this mean for GamersFirst? Currently, Sword 2 is usually labeled as NA/EU (North American/European Union) service, as one of the 3 active servers is running in GMT time zone.

We know G1 is having contract issues with IMC, but any further information is kept from the player base. So in the light of IMC-RNTS agreement, what exactly is happening with G1? Did G1 lose the right to publish the game for Europe? Or did they have the license for only North America to begin with? As usual, G1 is still hushing things up. It is probably best if players can hear official statements directly from G1, instead of finding things out in a roundabout manner.

On a side note: What exactly is the relationship of Reloaded Games to G1? I wasn't aware of this Reloaded Games until recently.

Edit: I'm not sure why some readers ended up thinking G1 is adding a new European server... but that's not it at all. As mentioned in the comments, Reloaded Games has merged with K2 Network. Reloaded Games will cover both GamersFirst and Reloaded Productions. [Source]

The new EU server will be managed by RNTS Media, which shouldn't be related to G1 at all. RNTS Media is based in Germany, Netherlands, and Korea. Personally, I doubt G1 will suddenly start using IP blocks (since they never IP-blocked S.E. Asia whose publishing rights belong to IAHGames), but it remains to be seen what will happen to Illier server.

G1-Raiden finally released a bit of information to Sword 2 community after some complaints in the forums. But of course, it still doesn't tell us much... You can discuss it at the forum topic here.

Image from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Episode 06

The login server had some problems again, causing login failures with "wrong ID or password" errors. See here for forum topic on the issue. Sadly, returning to quarters will also trigger the failure, and we got locked out after finishing a raid. The same problem happened 4 months ago (see here).

Image from Sword Art Online Episode 1.