Showing posts from June, 2010

Pose Book #11

Granado Espada: Renaissance has added 7 new poses. Click on the thumbnails below for full-size screenshots of the poses. The pose names are derived from kGE client's database. Actual pose names may be subject to localization.

There is also a hidden pose for squatting, which isn't inside the database yet. It seems unfinished at the moment, as Helena (and probably some other characters) doesn't have the pose yet.

On a related note, Ramiro is running around groping random women in towns. Screenshot below taken from kGE Screen Board.

Sword 2 Launch

Sword 2 (v1.0.7) has officially launched today, after being in Open Beta since June 2. The cash shop has been updated with the following items:
Citadel of the Gods Pass (1-day): 800 GoldSkill Reset Manual: 1,000 Gold10 Summon Friend Scrolls: 100 GoldThe feso shop has been updated with the following items:
Stance Books - Amicus, Testis, Rapida Espada, Cauchemar: 500,000 fesoSummon Friend Scroll: 15,000 fesoNow, the price of Citadel of the Gods (aka Sacred Chaos Requiem) Pass is just ridiculous. This is because Secret Area Pass allows a player access to Secret Citadel of the Gods (i.e. non-PK version of the same map) for 200 Gold. Who in the right mind will spend 4 times the price just to go into a PK-enabled version of the same dungeon?

G1-Neume said the pass price is a mistake, and will be fixed in the next patch.1 No date is given, but my guess is next maintenance since changing one number shouldn't be that difficult. Ancient Area Pass costs 125 Gold, so a proper pricing should be …

Sword 94: Master Scout

The experts spent 2 days in Secret Citadel of the Gods (aka Sacred Chaos Requiem), farming Assassin Gloves, 675 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards, and some Rough Stones. Qilue (f/sco) finally reached Master level. Unfortunately, her Enhanced Tactics is still not yet mastered, so she will be having more training. She used 13 Socket Fluxes to open the 2nd socket on her Silver Rosario, so now she finally have enough SP to use the skills from Enhanced Tactics.

Soteira (Helena) spent a day in Ancient Mineral Cave, where Cthulhu (Poppet) looted 1 Old Chess Piece and 1 Snail Shell. However, the emergency maintenance pretty much wasted the pass.

Romina raided Arsene Circus for Elite Grim Wraith Recipe, Elite Black Dragon Recipe, and Assassin Gloves. Gigante Poleaxe, The Black Dragon, 3 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips, and 6 Veteran G (14m) EXP Cards were found inside 4 Arsene's Treasure Chests.

Premium Treasure Chest provided the following this week:
Eyeglass Box x5
Progressive Nutrition x10
Symbol of Aries…

GE Renaissance Skin

I have extracted the default UI skin for Granado Espada: Renaissance (v5.0). I have also made the following changes to the skin.
Added transparency for character info panel (charbaseinfo.tga).Modified mini-map (minimap.tga) so that its bottom isn't cropped by v4.1 client.Modified personal shop icons and added sword image to quest pop-up button in button.tga.
There are 5 files in this skin which are not used by v4.1 client. These are reinforce_image.tga, slotbar.tga, startbutton.tga, systemmenubtn.tga, and targetframe.tga. I did not test it for v4.5, but it should work fine. Maybe someone can try it out in the new sGE client, and post a comment here if it works or if there's any problem. Thanks.

To set up the skin, do the following:
Download from MegaUpload or SendSpace.
Unzip the file into Granado Espada\release\user\skin folder. Start the game launcher, and click Config button.Check Enable User Skin and click Save.Start the game client.

Magic Circle 6

GE-Korea has released Magic Circle 6, available from June 26 to July 07, 2010. The other top loot is Valeria character card + 100 Ring Boxes + 3 Crystal Wings (90-days).

Violeta Costume + Violeta Hat • Reckless Emilia
Bristian Colonel Costume + Colonel Cut (Hair) • Eduardo

Imperial Wheel XI

Imperial Wheel XI (GE-JP) has been released for June 25-29, 2010, introducing more Gemstone Weapons and Constellation Costumes (Cancer and Capricorn). See the news article 「インペリアルホイール 第11弾」開催!! for the announcement. See also Costume Catalogue for more art. Other rewards include Draconic Saber.

Dagger • Expert Exclusive
ATK 196 • ATK Rating 33
DEF Penetration +10

Rod • Expert Exclusive
ATK 308 • ATK Rating 33
Mental ATK +40, Max SP +15%

Pistol • Expert Exclusive
ATK 277 • ATK Rating 33
Ice ATK +40, Accuracy +20

Blunt • Expert Exclusive
ATK 261 • ATK Rating 33
Lightning ATK +40

Body Costume + Hat
Lisa Exclusive

Body Costume + Hair
Garcia Exclusive

Leather (Scout) • Expert Exclusive
DEF 197 • DEF Rating 30
Max HP +1500, Max SP +100

Sword 2 Patch: June 23, 2010

Sword 2 has received 2 patches this maintenance. It is mainly changing any remaining references to Sword of the New World as game name. In addition, the Holy Water Chamber mission has been activated. See Weekly Maintenance and Maintenance Change Log.

Patch 117855
Updated database_locale.ies in ies.ipf.

Patch 117859
Updated ge.exe, updater.config.xml, updater.option.xml, and for launcher.

GE-SG v4.5.8 Update

GE-SG will be updating to v4.5.8 on June 24, 2010. However, some content will be locked (i.e. inaccessible until later), including Expert Stances (Blunt/Shotgun/Lute/Cannon), Catherine Torsche, and Asoka.

For more information, see the related links below.
[v4.5 Launch] The Wait Has Ended![v4.5 Feature] Reckless Emilia[v4.5 Patch] Full Patch Notes
[v4.5 Patch] Download v4.5 Manual Patch & Full Client!
Lorenza's Blog: Keystones of the 5 Elements
Lorenza's Blog: Emilia? Valeria? Asoka?
Sigh. I wish Sword 2 had detailed articles and patch notes like this (see the first link above). Lots of new raid information are listed in the sub-articles.

Launch Events
There is EXP Boost +100% from June 24 to July 01, 2010. See Now Or Never! Leveling Opportunity!. There is also a promotion for purchasing game credits online. See Play hard is passe, try PLAYING HARDER!.

Sword 2: Revelations & Asoka
Some more news for Sword 2 is available as well. I assume Sword 2: Revelations will be v4.5. For mo…

Sword 93: Virgo Again

After training in Frozen Wastes and Bahamar Underground Cave, Adorabelle (f/ele) reached Expert Lv.9. She found 2 Qualified Leather Belt Recipes in Frozen Wastes. She and Qilue (f/sco) continued to train their new expert stances.

Adorabelle (f/ele) looted 2 Symbols of Virgo, Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Taurus, Le Noir (Wizard) Recipe, and Elite Pendera Jacket Recipe from 12 Team Arena missions. Arsene Circus yielded Chevalier Greaves and Elite La Ventisca Recipe. Siren's Scale Recipe, 3 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips, and 5 White Gold Bars were found inside 3 Arsene's Treasure Chests.

Premium Treasure Chest provided the following this week:L90H (920k) EXP Card x6
Mystic Potion x5
Progressive Analeptic Remedy x10
Lv.26 Leather Armor Crystal x2
Symbol of Scorpio x1
Veteran G (14m) EXP Card x1
L100 Enchantment Chip x3

Anyway, there was a bit of drama this week as players dragged mobs on each other in Novia's Parlor. Some were enjoying Anathema's new skill, Destruction, to send dead…

Renaissance Weapons & Costumes

GE-KR has released Granado Espada: Renaissance (v5.0). The new patch included 3 new weapons and 2 new costumes. The weapon recipes can be acquired from Joaquin Underground Prison raid mission (v5.0). For their crafting materials, see Book of Wind: Silver Server v5.0.3. For comparison with other AR32 weapons, see Wordwood: Granado Espada Items.

Polearm • ATK 373 • ATK Rating 32 • ATK Speed -5% • Expert Exclusive

Blunt • ATK 282 • ATK Rating 32 • ATK Speed -5% • Expert Exclusive

Great Sword • ATK 465 • ATK Rating 32 • ATK Speed -15% • Expert Exclusive

Body Costume + Hat • Emilia the Lunatic (aka Reckless Emilia) Exclusive

Body Costume + Hat • Fighter Exclusive

Sword 2 Patch: June 15, 2010

Sword2 has received 3 patches during this week's maintenance, mostly minor bug fixes and text changes. See Weekly Maintenance.

Patch 117445
Updated datatable_locale.ies in ies.ipf.

Patch 117469
Updated uixml\contextpet.xml, uixml\refinelumin.xml, and uixml\versioninfo.xml in ui.ipf.
Updated the following files in ies.ipf.

Sword 92: Aquarius

Qilue (f/sco) learnt Enhanced Tactics, but the lag in Underground Cave was making it hard for the experts to train the new stances. So, the experts decided to take a break instead. Maimonides (m/mus) and Sylune (Calyce) reached Veteran Lv.5 and Lv.2, while training Soteira (Helena) in Via Fluvial. Quetzalcoatl (Nar) and Barret (Jose) also received some training by Jack.

Adorabelle (f/ele) looted Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Leo, 2 Symbols of Taurus, Elite Bone Frame Armor Recipe, Elite La Ventisca Recipe, and Corsair Rosso [DEF +13, Movement 17%, Fire RES +11, DEF Rating +3] from 13 Team Arena missions. Finally, after weeks of farming, the family has a complete set of symbols. Romina looted Aiming Gloves, Assassin Gloves, and Mystic Shoes from Arsene's Circus. Arsene's Treasure Chests dropped Carbon Gaiters and 6 Veteran G (14m) EXP Cards.

Yellow and Red Rough Stones were refined using 21 Mystery Powders into HQ Obsidian, HQ Spodumene, GQ Obsidian, 2 GQ Bloods…

Premium Treasure Chest: Sword 2 v1.0.1

Premium Treasure Chest (2150 Gold) has been updated for Sword 2 v1.0.1 (GE-US v4.1.2). For a basic idea of how this item works, see SotNW Wikia or Wiki of the New World. You can also talk to Leonardo Express NPC in-game for explanation on how to use Premium Treasure Chest.

Daily Treasure Chest Items
The daily item list can also be accessed by talking to Leonardo Express in-game. If multiple items are listed for a day, you must choose one to receive.

DayItemAmountMonSoul Crystal
TueLegendary Treasure Chest
Triumph Filler
AM's Boost
Enchant Booster10
Upgrade Accelerator
Socket Flux
FriLv.26 Weapon/Armor Crystal1
SatWings (7 days)2
SunRing Box
Eyeglass Box

1 Choose any one: melee weapon, shoot weapon, metal armor, leather armor, coat armor, or robe armor. Strangely, magic weapon crystal is not listed.
2 Choose any one: Lucifer's Wings, Devil's Wings, Phoenix Wings, Baphomet Horn, Sylphic Wings, or Fairy Wings.

Mysterious Treasure Chest Items
If you choose Mysterious Treasure …

Sword 91: Silver Rosario

Athena (f/fig) finally mastered Hanging Guard, and acquired The Wasp (rapier) from Lightning Gate. Adorabelle (f/ele) started training Occultism and Augury after using 2 Symbols of Pisces. Dumping the unwanted jewels into the new Jewel Exchanger, they got 1 HQ Spodumene and 2 HQ Obsidian.

Meanwhile, Soteira (Helena) came along with the veterans to the Land of the Dead. There was a new NPC there along with the Door of Doubt... Fighting off zombies trying to eat her brain, Soteria (Helena) soon became a veteran herself and learnt Forgotten Magic.

After struggling with intermittent lag (168.5s ping!), they refined 84 Pure Otites with 64 Mysterious Powders. Some were used to craft Silver Rosario. Enchanting the rosario is like enchanting hammers and controllers... After getting lots of blanks, they decided to use Enchant Boosters and finally got some decent enchantments.

Max. Enchantment Limit for Silver Rosario:
DEF Rating +2, Max SP +20%, Max HP +15%, DEF +5, Fire/Ice/Lightning RES +8


GE Renaissance Preview

GE-Korea has released a new GM Special Attack article on Granado Espada: Renaissance, which is supposed to be a new revision of the game. More to be revealed on June 17, 2010...

Toolbar has been revised. Added server clock (hell, yes!) and buttons for music, screen capture, and... something else. Zone map modified to color NPC names with ongoing quests.

You can customize your quarters/barracks even further... Current enchantments are now displayed in Enchant UI window. No need to move mouse over the item for each chip you used anymore.

Shiny Crystals are acquired from monster drops and quest rewards. They can be used to...
Buy pioneer equipment and potions from NPC
Insert into sockets as weak rumins (aka jewels)
Promote characters (but no stat, AR/DR increase) without Promotion Scrolls
Acquire veteran stance books (e.g. Mighty Cruz) without Mystery Powders

Update: For more shiny crystal information, see [GM TIP] 빛나는 수정.

Revised tutorial with immersion into world history and game story plots. …

Philosopher's Stone

The philosophers' stone is a legendary alchemical substance, supposedly capable of turning base metals, especially lead, into gold, essentially an early attempt at nuclear transmutation. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy, meditated upon by alchemists like Sir Isaac Newton, Nicolas Flamel, and Frater Albertus.

Sword 2 Open Beta v1.0.1

Sword 2 Open Beta v1.0.1 (GE-US v4.1.2) has been released on its live servers after a 15-hours maintenance. Patch notes will be released later, and will be linked here once available. See also the following v4.1.2 Update Previews on v3.5 System Update and Stances & Skills.

Cash Shop and Feso Shop will not be updated as yet, as well as the Holy Water Chamber mission. These will be available in another patch, probably within 2 weeks.1 Reckless Emilia and Asoka are also not available, as previously announced.2

See Sword 2 Patch Notes.

Spot A Text Bug?
During Open Beta, you can win Golden Archangel's Wings, Constellation Symbols, Constellation Weapon, and Lv.92 Elite Armor in Spot A Text Bug event.

New Annoying Hot Key?
Some players have complaint here about the new hot key (Shift-D) for Secret Guard Lobby. You can remove this hot key (and any others you don't want) by using a user-defined hot-key (.xml) file, and then deleting the following line for Shift-D command:

<hotkey na…