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Sword 117: Insight of Antares

Lara (Brunie) reached Veteran Lv.4, after training Voltaire (Garcia) to Lv.100 and a few other pioneers. Romina reached Master Lv.6, while raiding Arsene Circus. The circus raider role was then passed on to Athena (f/fig). Ambrosia (Emilia) used Symbol of Aries to learn Darkness stance.

Athena (f/fig) traded a full set of symbols, Ancient Runes - Te/An, and other materials for The Insight of Antares (javelin). This shaved a bit of cost from crafting the weapon, since the recipe required the more expensive Ancient Runes - Ti/Ar. She wasn't in a hurry to upgrade, socket, and enchant it as yet, since Peltast stance won't be available until next patch (... coming Soon™, of course). The focus now is to craft more weapons before the revision of weapon crystals. Out of all the weapons that were broken every day, the family has only 2 +7 Lv.100 (AR30+3) weapons so far.

The family completed 12 Team Arena, 1 Uraeus, and 7 Arsene Circus missions, looting Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Aquarius, Glacial Crystal Recipe, and Elite Inviardeco Recipe. Only 2 symbols dropped this week. Oh well, at least one of them is Aquarius. The Rough Stones collected this week only yielded 1 HQ Obsidian. Adorabelle (f/ele) also won Lightning Gun (pistol) from Lightning Gate raids.

The New World witnessed an extinction event this week. This event was heralded by the breakdown of communications, as clan and squad chats got screwed up. Then, missions all over the world failed to start ("Return to lobby due to game crash"). Shortly after, like many other pioneers, the family was surprised when they found that several monster species have gone extinct throughout the New World. Many maps were empty, or at least have the monster population and spawn rate significantly reduced. This extinction event even affected some raid bosses.

The family experienced 12 disconnections this week. The lack of maintenance last week seemed to have screwed the servers over. Both channels of Auch and Reboldeaux went offline. Other maps were plagued with lag and disconnections. The game service is failing. Again. I am really getting tired of this crap. It looks like all this rubbish will persist for about another (estimated) 2 weeks. See Regarding Recent Issues.