So... the end has come for Sword of the New World, hopelessly renamed as Sword 2. Overall, the game service by G1 could have been better. There has been several long delays in version updates. Evidently, the problem couldn't have been with IMC, since other localizations continued to stream forward smoothly. Lack of communications tend to make things worse. I'm hoping the latter won't be an issue with the new publisher, although the long list of Questions for T3Fun remained mostly unanswered and/or ignored in the forums.
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So far since the last journal update, another Romina was added to the family as a DEX-build alternative to the STR-build Aribeth (Romina). She was named Sinon, after the sniper girl who started playing «Gun Gale Online» to overcome her phobia of guns in the 3rd story arc of Sword Art Online light novels.
Both Sinon (Romina) and Wendigo (Panfilo the Battle Cook) consumed a Master Card to reach Master Lv.1. We replaced Veteran Yaoi (Andre) with a mercenary Master Lv.2, who completed training [Rapiere] stance. Seven other characters were also promoted to Master Lv.1 - Galatea (Catherine STR), Arcee (Catherine DEX), Quetzalcoatl (Nar), Tlazolteotl (Ania), Gilgamesh (Claude), Averroes (Najib Sharif) and Lawliet (Gertrude). Marduk (Alejandro) and Lisbeth (Idge the Battle Smith) reached the level cap at Master Lv.10.
Like most other families, some good stuffs came out of the Alphabet Event and Christmas Event. The latter unfortunately continued to have some bugs until the end. The Santa Costumes for RNPC wasn't in the drop table, as I'm still missing Valeria's costume from last year. No White Christmas Costume for Wizard seems to exist either. And of course, where is Catherine's Christmas Costume?
Here's a snapshot of the family profile just before logging off on the last day. I hope they don't wipe my reputation points - 1,164,839 is a lot of points to regain for the new raid missions. We also hoarded a crap load of EXP Cards for the new characters...
That is a total of 84,671,187,000 EXP, enough to push 20 Lv.100 characters to Master Lv.1. The in-coming new Master Cards will simply add to this... The new server will probably be a mess, as expected from a massive transfer, but well... we'll see.