Showing posts from September, 2010

Magic Circle 9

Magic Circle 9 is now available until Oct 13, 2010. Other rewards include Valeria character card. The musketeer costume was previously released in Imperial Wheel: Feb 2010.

Blue Serpent Plate Costume • Fighter
Flamme Blanche Costume • Male Musketeer

[GE-KR] v6.0 Preview

GE-Korea has released a new preview article - 그라나도 에스파다 - 6.0 업데이트 미리보.

1. New City: Byron
The story continues from Otite of Wind update. After leaving Dr. Torsche, pioneers found that Ortega was being pursued (by Montoro?). Byron is under the jurisdiction of Vespanola, so New World pioneers will receive few welcomes. To move to Byron via Ricardo, you must have family level 20+ and completed Holy Water Chamber quest and Catherine Torsche's recruitment quest.

There will be several new quests added, including "Black & White" quest in which you have to make certain decisions on which path to take to complete the quest. There are also something involving Alejandro and Adelina.

2. New Fields
Several new fields will become available - Red Sunset Forest (Lv.110-115), Misty Forest (Lv.106-125), and Raven Forest (Lv.115-125). Castle Byron can be accessed from Raven Forest in the future. The mobs drop several crafting materials, which are also used for Byron quest.

3. Byron Field Mi…


Scharffen Berger Chocolate was a Berkeley, California-based chocolate maker, founded in 1996 by sparkling wine maker John Scharffenberger and physician Robert Steinberg. Scharffen Berger is currently produced by Artisan Confections Company, a subsidiary of The Hershey Company.

The company was a manufacturer of chocolate — as opposed to the far more common chocolatiers, who make their products using chocolate acquired from wholesalers and manufacturers — the first American company founded in the past 50 years to make chocolate "from bean to bar". Scharffen Berger primarily produced chocolate bars, using small-batch processing and focusing on dark chocolate varieties with high cocoa solid content.

See Scharffen Berger for the official website of the chocolate company.

The stats in the screenshot are for an event version of the raid boss. See Vergo the Cursed for actual raid information. (Vergo is the localized name used in GE-SG. Scharffenberger is the actual default name.) For t…

Sword 107: Le Noir (Mus)

The family spent a day in the Ancient Citadel of Caebolan with the current apprentice. After fighting Heavenly Vespanola Soldiers (Lv.125) for a while, they farmed some Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards and Rough Stones. Soteira (Helena) reached Expert Lv.3, while the apprentice gained 4 Expert levels. Adorabelle (f/ele) finally mastered Augury, and Pazuzu (STF) mastered both Enhanced Tactics and Martial Elements: Earth.

Ghae (Andre) crafted Le Noir for Thelandira (f/mus), using the recipe acquired from Arsene's Treasure Chest during Week 102. The +6 upgrade used 30 Upgrade Accelerators and 1 Lacquer +5: Veteran. The enchantment process used up 90 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips and 90 Enchant Boosters to attain DEF Rating +3, after over-writing DEF Rating +2 once.

Adorabelle (f/ele) decided to re-enchant her Elite Le Blanc acquired last week. The enchantment process consumed 70 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips and 70 Enchant Boosters, over-writing the original DEF Rating +2 to get DEF Rating +2 twice…

Imperial Wheel: Sep 2010

Imperial Wheel 14 (GE-JP) has been released for Sep 24-28, 2010. See Costume Catalogue for more art. Other rewards include Catherine Torsche character card. See full-body screenshots of the costumes at kGE Screen Board.

La Concentration Du Saphir
Rifle • ATK 392 • ATK Rating 33
Ice ATK +40

La Purete De L'Aigue-Marine
Ice Bracelet • ATK 277 • ATK Rating 33
Ice ATK +40

Le Caractere Agressif Du Jaspe
Rapier • ATK 207 • ATK Rating 33
Block +5, DEF Penetration +10

La Balance Sucree
Body Costume (Libra) • Romina

Le Belier De La Passion
Body Costume + Hair (Aries) • Eduardo

Elite Ruidestencia
Robe • DEF 168 • DEF Rating 30
Max HP +1500, Max SP +100

GE-China R.I.P.

[GE-CN] Game Service Termination
After running for 3 years, The9 has announced that they will be closing Granado Espada《卓越之剑》 for China region. The reason cited was contractual issues with the Korean developers. Account activation and top-up will be disabled on Sept 22, 2010. The game service will cease operation on November 21, 2010. See the official announcement 第九城市关于合约到期终止运营《卓越之剑》的公告 for details.

[GE-TW] Server Merge
Taiwan GE just had a server merge last week on Sept 15, 2010. Accounts on Achilles (阿基里斯) server have been merged into Baroque (巴洛克) server. See New World Migration Plan for details.

Andre's Wardrobe VI & Idge's Chest VI

Andre's Wardrobe VI and Idge's Chest VI have been released for Sword 2. New items included:
Torosmata Ren Costume (m/sco)Iris Chipao Costume (Soso)Blaue Spiel Hat (Rio)Elegant Rose (rapier): L92 • AR 30 • ATK 190 • Fear 5%
Rainbow Shield (shield): L92 • DR 1 • DEF 20 • All RES +10*

Note (*): The reason why Rainbow Shield adds only RES +8 to your fighter is because of his/her low Intelligence (30). Intelligence affects RES. See Book of Wind: Character Stats for details. You can do a comparison by using the shield on other characters (e.g. Catherine STR, Catherine INT). This has been noted in IAHGames Forums in 2009; see Issue With Rainbow Shield topic for more details and discussions.

GE+ Visual Chronicle: Pets

GE-Japan's Granado Espada Plus: Visual Chronicle book included some concept art of unreleased (at the time of publication) pets. They look like variants of Buppet (aka Moppet, Broomy).

Sword 106: Elite Le Blanc (Ele)

The family continued to train the apprentice family in the high-level maps. Meanwhile, Adorabelle (f/ele) and Qilue (f/sco) reached Master Lv.3. The latter also started training Arnis and got it to Lv.18. Lara (Brunie) was promoted to Veteran Lv.1, and learnt Outrage Shot and Sight Shot.

The family won the firecracker bids for Lightning Gate, and Athena (f/fig) gained Cumulonimbus (shield) and Boreas (sabre). The Masters also won another bid for Dragon Heart Recipe.

Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Virgo, Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Cancer, Symbol of Capricorn, Symbol of Taurus, Le Noir (wiz) Recipe, 2 Lv.92 elite armor recipes, and 1 gem recipe from 13 Team Arena missions. The daily raids on Arsene Circus yielded Chevalier Greaves only. Lv.100 Enchantment Chip x3 and Veteran G (14m) EXP Card x6 were found inside 2 Arsene's Treasure Chests. More crap came from Uraeus this week - Mega Talt x2, Elite Pendera Jacket Recipe, and Elite Geniaruleano Recipe. This week's collection …

Sword 2 v5.0.23 & Pirate Events

As mentioned previously here, Sword 2: Renaissance will be delayed, tentatively to around November 18, 2010. This delay will also push the version further to v5.0.23 instead. See Book of Wind: Patch Notes for more details.

Slight update. It appears we'll be updating to 5.0.23 instead of 5.0.3. We'll keep you posted but since we need to re-translate things we're looking at moving further than originally anticipated. [Source]

The reason for the move is to get several major server side changes for Arena PvP. [Source]

I DO KNOW that you should expect the PvP balancing to be in this patch. That was one thing IMC was very worried about and helped to drive the decision to take release this change. [...] All in all, Renaissance is all about the Cross world Arenas and we want them to go off without too much of a hitch. [Source]

Finally, once Renaissance is live we are planning to "change" what it means to be Veteran. I can't go into too much detail but if you are "…

GE+ Visual Chronicle: Weapons

GE-Japan's Granado Espada Plus: Visual Chronicle book included some concept art of unreleased (at the time of publication) weapons. The only known weapons below are the elemental javelins - Thunder Edge, Flame Edge, and Icicle Edge.

Pawprint Alice Blue Skin

This variant skin is modified from Alice Blue skin. The main differences are charbaseinfo.tga and gauge.bmp, which are made by Cactuar family (GE-JP). This skin is also used as sample in GE-JP's Wiki Skin Instruction Page - グラナド・エスパダ@2ch Wiki*.

Sword 105: Glove & Rings!

After being inactive for the first half of the week, the family returned to the Secret Citadel in Caebolan to train the apprentice family by killing Heavenly Vespanola Soldiers. Eventually, Romina reached Master Lv.4 and Soteira (Helena) reached Expert Lv.2, while the apprentice gained 5 Veteran levels out of the entire pass. They also farmed Tracking Boots and 100 Veteran B (1.4m) EXP Cards.

Elsewhere, Maimonides (m/mus) trained some more pioneers. Thereafter, Selvaria (Selva) was promoted to Veteran Lv.1. Sacharissa (Idge) crafted Selva's Glove and enchanted it with ATK Rating +1 with only 4 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips and 4 Enchant Boosters.

Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Libra, 2 Lv.92 elite armor recipes, and 2 gem recipes from 5 Team Arena missions. Romina completed 5 raids on Arsene Circus and returned with 2 Chevalier Greaves. Lv.100 Enchantment Chip x3, Veteran G (14m) EXP Card x6, and Vampiric Edge were found inside 3 Arsene's Treasure Chests. Adorabelle (f/ele) return…

[GE-China] Mid-Autumn Events

GE-China is having some events for mid-autumn. See 赏中秋明月迎新版降临 九月劲爆活动登场 for more details and screenshots.

Login For Freebies
Login during Sep 09-19, 2010 and get free items, such as special potions, Pet Food, Veteran EXP Cards, Gold Archangel's Wings, etc.

Cash Shop Promotion
Buy selected cash shop items and get free Veteran EXP Cards.

Web Game: Deprodine Weapons
Added Deprodine Sword, (LOE) Bracelet, Bayonet, and Staff. These weapons have been modified to being Expert Exclusive, but still have ATK Rating 34.

Upgrade Promotion
If you successfully upgrade the same item 5 times, you can select one to be automatically upgraded to the next level. For e.g., upgrade 5 Serpent Rifles to +5, and select one of them to become +6 for free. This promotion does not apply to Deprodine Weapons and all +9/+10 items.

Sierra & Princess Gabriela Character Cards
These 2 character cards are given away to players who meet certain requirements. To get Sierra card, you must have two +8 Constellation Weapons wit…

Idge's Chest V & Andre's Wardrobe V

Andre's Wardrobe and Idge's Chest have been updated again after 2 weeks. The Type V boxes include:
Clarcana Costume (sco)Black Wisteria Costume (Calyce)Mabro Peira Hat (f/wiz)Star Knuckle: L92 • AR 30 • ATK 183 • Stun 7%Frozen Swordfish Cannon: L92 • AR 30 • ATK 485

Patch 122742
Updated data tables for shop, consumable items, and cash shop items in ies.ipf.

Sword 104: Inactivity

Due to some commitments, the family was mostly inactive for this week, and will remain so for much of next week. The family farmed a few Ancient Runes, then completed a few solo raids... and was mostly offline otherwise.

Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Gemini, 1 Lv.92 elite armor recipe, and 2 gem recipes from 4 Team Arena missions. Romina raided Arsene Circus 5 times and recovered Aiming Gloves, Assassin Boots, and Elite Behemoth Bracelet Recipe. Thelandira (f/mus) raided Uraeus again, and received Constellation Box (Symbol of Aries), Elite Camarylis Recipe, and Elite La Ventisca Recipe.

Al Rischa

Al Rischa (Arabic, "the well rope") is the traditional name for Alpha Piscium, one of the 21 main stars in the constellation of Pisces. It is also known as Kaitain and Okda.

The distance from Earth is about 139 light years. It is in fact a binary star system. The two stars take more than 700 years to orbit one another and they will make their closest approach to each other around 2060. The stars have masses of 2.3 and 1.8 solar masses respectively and shine with a total luminosity of 31 and 12 times that of the Sun.

S2 Renaissance Delayed

Sword 2: Renaissance (v5.0.3) will be delayed, tentatively to around mid-November.

Due to a major issue with the translations we are postponing the launch of Renaissance. Right now we don't have the final release date but it appears to be closer to the first few weeks of November (around the 17th or 18th).

[...] We are currently working to create a number of fun things in the mean time and try to focus on gearing up for Renaissance including some fun GM Events and Promotions as well as a potential PvP Tournament.

Also it is important to note that Renaissance's schedule will not effect the Sword 2: Dominus web game we've been plunking away at. We still intend to release that as scheduled so you'll be able to experience that prior to the launch of Renaissance. [Source]

[Sword 2] DNS Downtime Compensation
Everyone who logged in during August 01-11, 2010 will receive the following free items (injected over the next 2 weeks):
5 Secret Area Passes3 Premium Wing Coupons5 Quarters S…