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GE-KR v5.0 Update

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GE-Korea has released a new GM article - 운영팀에 도착한 전투 기획자의 편지.

PvP Changes
Rather than type out a whole list of changes already available elsewhere, I'd just refer you to Silver Server v5.0.12 and Silver Server v5.0.15.


New Stances: Peltast & Shadow Sting
Peltast, the new javelin stance, uses Symbol of Scorpio and is aimed at elementalists and scouts. Shadow Sting, the new crossbow stance, uses Symbol of Libra. The rest of the text is about revisions from its beta version. See Book of Wind: Stances for the latest update.




Existing Stance Revisions
Several stances have been revised. See Silver Server v5.0.12 and Silver Server v5.0.15.


Next Update Preview
The next update article will include:
Improved HelenaImproved AniaRevised Martial ArtsRevised Buff/Debuff SystemBuff/Debuff - Enhanced Visibility

Magic Circle 7

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GE-Korea has released Magic Circle 7 from July 29 to Aug 11, 2010. Claire's costume set was previously released in GE-JP Imperial Wheel VIII in March 2010.



Blue Serpent Costume • Male Fighter
Blue Serpent Costume • Female Fighter
De L'Ange Souriant Costume • Claire
De L'Ange de L'Argent Hair • Claire

Alienware Gift Codes

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In conjunction with Sword 2Alienware Level-Up Contest, there are several websites which give away 5,000 gift codes to registered users. The gift code includes 5 Strength Potions (Event), 5 Boost Potions (Event), 10 Health Regen Potions (Event), 10 Soul Regen Potions (Event), 5 Soul Crystals (Event), and 1 costume (varies by website).

The following are the known websites offering gift codes.
MMOSite - Andre D+G Beachwear (Mus) CostumeMMOGames - Andre D+G Beachwear (Wiz) CostumeSpawnPoint - Cockatrice CostumeMMOHut - Red Bear Suit Costume
FilePlanet - Andre D+G Beachwear (Ele) CostumeAlienware - Andre D+G Beachwear (Fig) CostumeMMORPG - White Croc Suit CostumeGame Items - White Bear Suit Costume According to the press release here, there are more than 50,000 codes in all. Each website is giving out 5,000 codes, so there should be at least 10 websites offering codes. Find them and post the links in the forum topic here. I will update this blog post as more sites are discovered. Thanks to Ed…

Idge's Chest II & Andre's Wardrobe II

Sword 2 has a new patch for this week's maintenance, bringing Idge's Chest II and Andre's Wardrobe II. The new items include:
Rose Patricia Costume (f/ele)Rosacamille Costume (Claire)Mabro Metis Hat (m/wiz)Silver Skullic Bracer (L92 AR30 Skullic Bracer)
Crystal Shooter (L92 AR30 Rifle)
Patch 119968
Data tables for cash shop, NPC shop, and consumable items have been updated in ies.ipf.

Sword 98: Master Musketeer

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The family spent 1 day in Secret Citadel of the Gods and collected 345 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards. Cthulhu (Poppet) looted 1 Red and 3 Green Rough Stones. Thelandira (f/mus) mastered Flintlock and was promoted to become the 6th Master.


Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Sagittarius, 1 gem recipe, and 1 Lv.92 elite armor recipe from 11 Team Arena missions. She reached Veteran Lv.7 this week, but her Forgotten Magic is still not done.

The daily raids on Arsene circus yielded Mystic Shoes, Chevalier Gauntlets, and Elite Metallic Suit Recipe. Arsene's Treasure Chest dropped 5 White Gold Bars... again.

Romina and Pazuzu (STF) reached Master Lv.2, but the latter's Enhanced Tactics reached only Lv.21. Well, at least, the first 4 skills are maximized. After acquiring Keenness of Altair 2 weeks ago, Romina dumped her Chess Sword with the Market Manager and finally sold it for a pile of feso.

This week's collection of 37 Rough Stones was refined and ex…

Alienware Level-Up Contest

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Sword 2 is having a level-up event for new accounts (limited to 1 per person). There are different prizes for meeting different conditions. The conditions include:
Level 3 characters to Lv.50 by Sept 17, 2010Level 3 characters to Lv.110 by Aug 20, 2010Level 3 characters to Lv.120 by Sept 17, 2010
The prizes include Alienware Laptop, Gold, Tiger Pets, Elite Le Noir armors, and Constellation Weapons. For contest details, see Win An Alienware M11X Laptop and Sword 2 Alienware Level Up Contest. MMORPG.com has a feature article about the event here.

Some clarifications from G1 about the event:


You can level up using any means that does not break the ToS. If a feature is "available in-game to use", you can. [Source]

There was an oversight in the announcement. ALL BETA TESTERS are automatically entered into this contest if they met the non-registration requirements: Specifically had 3 level 50 (or higher) characters by 9/17 or level 110 characters by the monthly dates. [Source]

Just to f…

Imperial Wheel: July 2010

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Imperial Wheel 12 (GE-JP) has been released for July 23-27, 2010. See the news article 「インペリアルホイール 第12弾」開催!! for the announcement. See also Costume Catalogue for more art. Other rewards include Draconic Pistol.


La Flamme De L'Amour Du Rubis
Fire Bracelet • ATK 277 • ATK Rating 33
Fire ATK +40

La Consideration De La Cornaline 
Lute • ATK 269 • ATK Rating 33
Fire ATK +40

La Nature Du Grenat
Knuckle • ATK 200 • ATK Rating 33
Fire ATK +40

L'Amelioration Du Spinel
Sword • ATK 261 • ATK Rating 33
Fire ATK +40

Selene
Great Sword • ATK 444 • ATK Rating 32
Undead/Daemon ATK +10%

Le Lion Noble
Body Costume + Hair (Leo) • Baek Ho

Le Verseau De La Liberte
Body Costume + Hat (Aquarius) • Vincent Rio

Elite Arcanero Plate
Leather (Fig) • DEF 197 • DEF Rating 30
Max HP +1500, Max SP +100

Blog List Cleanup: July 2010

Bounty Shop v4.5

GE-SG (v4.5) introduced the Bounty Hunter's Guild, accessible from the major towns. The main loot doesn't seem to be worthwhile in v4.5 though. There is a loot upgrade in v4.7. See Bounty Hunter Guild zzzzz forum topic. The tokens acquired from these missions can be used to purchase the following items in v4.5:

ItemTokenAmountLv.1 PolishNormal2Lv.20 PolishNormal2Lv.40 PolishNormal3Lv.60 PolishNormal4Lv.80 PolishNormal4Lv.100 PolishNormal510 Pet FoodNormal30Tough Leather

Sword 97: Holy Water Chamber

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The family spent 2 days in Secret Citadel of the Gods and collected 675 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards. Soteira (Helena) gained 2 levels to reach Veteran Lv.6. The family has enough EXP Cards now to promote the desired characters, but since the various stances are still not mastered yet, there is really no point using the cards for now. It is getting annoying and boring.

Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Virgo, Symbol of Capricorn, Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Libra, and 4 gem recipes from 11 Team Arena missions. Romina raided Arsene Circus for Tracking Boots and Elite Grim Stick Recipe. Elite La Ventisca Recipe was found inside Arsene's Treasure Chest. All the rough stones gathered over the last 2 weeks were refined/exchanged to HQ Spodumeme, HQ Bloodstone, and other jewels.

Disconnections and getting stuck at loading screen are common occurrences this week. It's really annoying when it takes more than 10 minutes just to change teams. After maintenance, the time zone was screwed up f…

Team Arena Mini-Bosses

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There are 3 types of mini-bosses in Team Arena - Giant Komodo, Golden Spider, and Thoracotomy. These mini-bosses are hostile to everyone (i.e. both teams). When they spawn, there will be a yellow notice on the top of the screen:

Thoracotomy/Giant Komodo/Golden Spider monster has appeared.

This means that the mini-boss has spawned in one of the 11 spawn spots. Several spots are in the patrol route of the mobs, so they will come under attack by the mobs and sometimes by Scylla and King of Greed.



These mini-bosses are higher levels (about Lv.125-135) than their normal counterparts, but this can easily be compensated by Team Arena buffs. They can drop the same items (e.g. Lv.92 Enchantment Chip, Lv.84 Elite Equipment). If most of the damage is done by players, they also drop about 50-70 Arena Coins each. They don't seem to despawn after Dios is killed, so it is possible to encounter them when opening the treasure chests at F6/G6.

Unlike the Kings of Greed in Team Arena, these mini-bosse…

Uraeus & Uranus

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In the underground lake of Bahamar Underground Cave, there is a huge serpent which serves as a raid boss in Granado Espada. In Sword of the New World, there seems to be some confusion over the actual name of this raid boss. (Other editions of the game do not have this issue.) So... should it be Uraeus or Uranus?


Hey, you! So which U are you?

Uraeus is the stylized, upright form of an Egyptian spitting cobra, used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, and divine authority in ancient Egypt. It is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet, one of the earliest of Egyptian deities, who often was depicted as a cobra.

Wadjet was the protector of Lower Egypt, so her image was worn by the pharaohs as a head ornament, which conveyed legitimacy to the ruler. At the time of the unification of Egypt, the image of Nekhbet, the white vulture which held the same position as the patron of Upper Egypt, joined the image of Wadjet on the Uraeus that would encircle the crown of the pharaohs who ruled the unified Egypt.…

Sword 96: Master Elementalist

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The experts spent 3 days in Secret Citadel of the Gods and collected 1,000 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards. Thelandira (f/mus) reached Expert Lv.10, while Soteira (Helena) reached Veteran Lv.4. Elsewhere, Maimonides (m/mus) reached Veteran Lv.7. The family also found Cut Pyschokinesis RES Necklace Recipe in Caebolan.

Romina raided Arsene Circus for Aiming Gloves, Assassin Gloves, and 2 Lv.92 Elite Armor Recipes (some of which are sadly worth less than a Cabbage these days). 5x2 White Gold Bars were found inside 2 Arsene's Treasure Chests.

Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Capricorn, Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Virgo, and Concentration Ring from 12 Team Arena missions, thus completing the 2nd set of symbols. But the family is too poor to buy all the runes. Still not too sure what to craft anyway.

Adorabelle (f/ele) gained her last bit of EXP in Team Arena (MCC3) and was finally promoted to become the family'…

Valeria Chained

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Some more screenshots of Prison de Joaquin mission has been posted at GE-KR Screen Board - 발레퀘 초딩들의 발악..ㅠ.


Gosh. Is that shapely woman Valeria? *drool* This is so much better than that stupid Loli look. I wish she can be kept in this appearance and shape. Pedobears are FAIL.

Peltast & Shadow Sting

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GE-Korea has introduced 2 new Expert Stances - Peltast (Javelin) and Shadow Sting (Crossbow) in v5.0.10. For screenshots of the stance and skill descriptions (Korean), see 석궁 자벨리 익스 스탠스. See also Silver Server v5.0.10.


Mystery Box, Andre's Wardrobe, Idge's Chest

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Sword 2 has released 3 new boxes (250 Gold each) in the cash shop. See New Boxes Reloaded for full details.
Mystery Box includes character cards (ATP, ICP, BSI, STF), keys for instanced raids, and 30 Earth Stones (10k feso). Andre's Wardrobe includes Crystal Wing (90 days), Constellation Symbol Box, Mabro Metis Costume (m/wiz), Olga Patricia Costume (m/ele), and Gilded Wolf Hair (Lorch). Idge's Chest includes Sylphic Wing (90 days), Elite Magnum (AR30 Pistol), Katana (AR30 Sabre), and Lv.92 (DR28) Elite Armors. The price for Citadel of the Gods Pass has been revised from 800 Gold to 250 Gold... which is still stupid. Considering what it does, it should be priced somewhere between Ancient Area Pass (125 Gold) and Secret Area Pass (200 Gold). Bleh. Whatever. I give up.

Portable Ammo Boxes
New portable ammo boxes have been added to Feso Shop. Comparing with the Item Merchant NPC, it will cost the following amount of vis to buy 10,000 ammo of the given type. Ratio refers to feso…

Regulus

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Regulus (Latin, "prince" or "little king") is the brightest star in the constellationLeo (Latin, "lion") and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky, and lies approximately 77.5 light years from Earth. Regulus is a multiple star system composed of four stars which are organised into two pairs.

Of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus is closest to the ecliptic, and is regularly occulted (i.e. blocked from view) by the Moon. Occultations by the planets Mercury and Venus are also possible but rare. The last occultation of Regulus by a planet was on July 7, 1959, by Venus. The next will occur on October 1, 2044, also by Venus. Other planets will not occult Regulus over the next few millennia because of their node positions.

Regulus has about 3.5 times the Sun’s mass and is a young star of only a few hundred million years. It is spinning extremely rapidly, with a rotation period of only 15.9 hours, which causes it to have a highly oblate shape. This r…

Sword 95: Master's Martial Arts

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The experts spent 3 days in Secret Citadel of the Gods and collected 1,095 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards. Thelandira (f/mus) reached Expert Lv.9 and mastered Close Encounters, while Pazuzu (STF) started training Enhanced Tactics. It seems expert stances take twice as long to master as veteran stances. Thereafter, Thelandira (f/mus) started on Flintlock instead. They also tagged along to pay a visit to the huge Heaven Giant Keeper.


Pazuzu (STF) took up Fritz's challenge, and after defeating his 15 minions, finally stabbed him down using Arnis. No, Fritz, we don't want your stupid Hapkido (aka Master's Martial Arts). The masters gained 3 Expert G (27m) EXP Cards and 1 Great Stone (100k feso) for their efforts. During the quest, they learnt that Dios Latem was framed for treason by Sir Lyndon 6 years ago. Grandma, Andre, Ulrich, Dr. Torsche, and Fritz are now preparing to face the threat of Ernandez, the right-hand man of Archduke Felipe.


The family decided to let Soteira (Helena)…