Update v27.96.08 v27.93.80 delayed to May 30, 2017. Best Blowout Support Event until July 04.  

Resurrection of Orden scenario was added in v26.85.93. In v27.56.86, some quests will be made easier to complete. You will need the following items:

Synopsis :

The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. American server is currently at v26.60.82. European server is at v27.31.33 and will be updating to v27.96.08 by May 16, 2017. I won't be posting the Korean patch notes for v26.32.48 to v27.96.08, since these versions already exist (or will soon exist) in English. See Patch Notes page for other versions.

I'm starting to get bored with the game again, if T3Fun doesn't update soon. All these excessive farming and grinding always feel like a waste of time. Seriously, at the rate they are updating, players on American server can just live off European server's patch notes. There is barely any need for the Korean patch notes. The previous updates took T3Fun 5-6 months per update, so I'd expect Orden update to be around June? That means November/December for Baron's Pledge update... and April/May 2018 for The Symphonia Episode 3... Ugh.

Also, since Blue Moon has stopped updating, I'm trying to do data extraction for new characters/stances, so I still need updater.config.xml file from the Korean game client. Someone with the Korean client help out and post/upload it already. It's just a small file no larger than 5 kilobytes.

Holy Armonia update introduces 3 tutorial quests involving Degenerate status and Armonium purification.

This package contains selected Granado Espada (Japan) client files, updated to revision 101092. The sound effects (se.ipf) include all characters up to Ciel.

To install Japanese sound file in other regional clients, simply copy over se.ipf from ge folder into the respective folder of the other client.

To patch the sound file:

  1. Download and extract JapanGESE_101092.zip (277 MB).
  2. Run patch.ge.exe to start the patcher.
  3. After patching is completed, click on the lower right button to close.
  4. R-click on cleanup.bat and run as administrator to remove unwanted files. (optional)
Read readme.txt file for more information.

Recruit Hektor quests were added in v26.69.00. This quest guide is translated from FatSnake's guide, and will be updated when I have done the quest myself. You will need the following items:

  • Reinforced Leather x200
  • Health Generator x2,500

Check also European server's guides - Recruit Friede and Recruit Liung .

Synopsis :

First introduced in v8.5 as part of the clique system involving Lealtad (aka Esmero/Dronarati) vs Gleichstellung (aka Souveran/Sahasrha), these quests were administered by NPC Brown in every city. When the clique system was abolished in v19.84.44, these quests were revised and the NPC Brown was replaced by other NPCs. The rewards were modified in v24.85.71 when Enchantment Tranquilizers were diversified into different weapon/armor grades.

The faction daily quests are organized into 3 groups - A, B, and C. You may only do 1 quest per day from each group. To qualify for the quest, you must have completed the scenario quest for the respective city and must have joined a faction. 

Each quest has a limit on how many players are allowed to do it, and the limit resets after 4-6 hours. Once taken, the quest must be completed in 60 minutes or it will be cancelled when you talk to the NPC again, although you are allowed to redo it. 

The special reward is given instead of regular reward for every 10 times you complete the same quest. You can check the favor rate (number of quest completions) in Family Information (Alt+R).

That awkward moment when you are late in delivery by 3 years, and the other person still remembers...

European server is having another imported event from Korea. It mainly provides some event buffs. Players under Family Lv.40 also gain EXP +30%, free entry into Ancient Dungeons, and Bonus Roulette Reward x2.

Related Links
놀라운 서버 통합 이벤트 3/23-4/06, 2017
Amazing EXP Event 4/04-4/25, 2017

Avenging Princess quests were added in v26.44.97. This guide is based on American game client (v26.60.82). In v27.56.86, the drop rate for quest items will be improved. You do not need any items, but you must have Marchetti to initiate some NPC dialogues.

Synopsis :
Valeria is busy learning etiquette from Simon Ayende. Gavin expresses concern that despite her being a political tool, Valeria should be forced to fight her sister. Valeria wants to visit Marchetti, who still couldn't figure out her healing ability. While roaming Kielce, Valeria meets Elizabeth who says that she looks like the princess of Vespanola. Simon considers letting Valeria learn of the truth to make her hate the royal family.

Valeria wants to see Princess Gabriella. Gerar refuses to help, but Calyce drafts you as escorts for the princess to visit the Rescue Knights in Katovic Snowfield... in exchange for acquiring Renauld's notes. During the inspection, Valeria faints upon seeing the princess. When she recovers with Elisa's medicine, Valeria runs off to Prison de Joaquin to discover her past. Testormento turns out to be a nice guy, who just happens to be into BDSM and was asked by a crying woman to protect Valeria and keep her existence a secret.

Republican soldiers arrive and attack Testormento, prompting Valeria to be consumed by resentment. Valeria escapes, claiming she does not need anyone to help her. You bring Marchetti to visit Valeria. Marchetti claims that she is just his research subject, but the time they spent together is still precious to him.

Valeria asks you to retrieve the journals of Testormento for her in exchange for letting you use her power... [To be concluded]

IAHGames is officially closing their game server on April 27, 2017. According to their official Facebook post here :

There is no mention of account transfer. Before this notice, the cash shop was changed to charge 1 G-Point (gold) for various items. This "event" makes it unlikely that transfer will be available, so keen players will have to restart on another server. There are currently 3 English servers available.

European server (EuroGamez) seems to be the most updated and eventful. They are on v27.31.33 and, according to this post , are planning to update to v27.96.08 by April or May.

American server (T3Fun) lags behind in updates at the same pace as Singapore server, currently at v26.60.82. Because of the update lag, we miss out on several Korea-exported events as well. One good thing is that the Lucky Shop (cash casino) allows older premium characters to be more readily available. (It seems harder to find such characters in European server, once their Lyndon Boxes expired.)

Hm. European server actually sells old premium characters from web shop ... I guess that lack of randomness means people don't get them unless they want the characters, which explains the lack of surplus inside market manager. Thank to Lana for the information.

Renaissance server (private), as with most private servers, is lagging badly behind in v21.84.39 (Armonia Episode 1). They do a lot more customization, but players will have to deal with the lack of new content for a very long time...

I was first introduced to Granado Espada on Singapore server during v2.1, under Starstorm family on Caracci server. The first update I encountered was v2.4 update, which introduces Bahia Island and the Island of Fire. To be honest, I'm surprised they lasted this long. When they closed their website/forums and moved to Facebook, it already seems like desperate cost-cutting measures. I haven't seen a MMO game running official notices through Facebook...

I guess IMC Games is trying to squeeze too much money out of a game that they haven't put that much effort into nowadays. Incidentally, according to this post , Nexon is investing in IMC Games with respect to Tree of Savior...

Well, don't ever spend too much on an online game, so you won't regret it when the server closes. Bye, sGE.

A few new events starting this week...

School Look Event 3/29-4/12, 2017
Talk to Suspicious Veronif in Cite de Reboldoeux (E4) and trigger quest item acquisition in a randomly determined location for 2 School Look Tickets every day. You can acquire a total of 30 tickets during the event period.

Play Time Event 3/29-5/22, 2017
American server is having another Play Time Event for 55 days. The 4 featured rewards require a total of 5800 points, or an average of 106 points (18 hours) per day. Costume Coupon can be exchanged for a weapon costume from a selected list - see Event Added Mechanics .

World X PvP Tournament (April)
World X PvP (single fixed mode) offers bonus rewards (Strata Devil Weapons/Accessories, etc.) for top 30 players. All participating Families ranked as Knight and above will receive participatory items - Rose Wing (30 Days) Gift Box and 100 Pet Food.

Claire's Mission Event 3/28-4/11, 2017
European server is recycling Claire's Carnation Event from 2014.

The skin packs (v25.35.50) from Skins page are currently outdated. To update the skin to v27.31.33 (usable for the current American/European clients), do the following:

  1. Download and install the desired skin (v25.35.50) from UI Skins page.
  2. Download and install ImageMagick from ImageMagick or MediaFire .
  3. Download updateskin_v273133.zip .
  4. Extract updateskin_v273133.zip into Granado Espada\release\user\skin folder.
  5. R-click on updateskin_v273133.bat and run as administrator.
  6. If prompt for ImageMagick file, locate and select magick.exe file (usually in C:\Program Files\ImageMagick folder).
ImageMagick is a free command line tool for automated image-processing.

There are additional files in the new skin, such as missiongoal.png, missiongoal_a.bmp, missiongoal_b.bmp, and tooltip_line.bmp. But since the files never existed in the old skin packs, it is fine not to have them as the client will automatically load the default files if they are missing.