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Sword 112: Zombie Town

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Selvaria (Selva) and Lara (Brunie) reached Veteran Lv.2, while the latter mastered Outrage Shot and Sight Shot. Barret (Jose) reached Lv.100, completing the family's set of crafters until Panfilo can actually cook in v6.4.0. Magrathea (Angie), Cacofonix (Rio), and Quetzalcoatl (Nar) also gained a few levels. The Masters collected more Ancient Runes - 14 Ti and 7 Ar.

Soteira (Helena) looted 2 Symbols of Aquarius, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Virgo, Le Noir (wiz) Recipe, and 2 gem recipes from 12 Team Arena missions. This week's Uraeus dropped Symbol of Scorpio, Symbol of Libra, and Elite Geniaruleano Recipe. The daily Arsene Circus raids yielded Tracking Boots and Chevalier Greaves. The family also won Stormbringer (dagger) out of Lightning Gate. This week's collection of Rough Stones yielded 1 HQ Spodumene and 2 HQ Obsidian.

The family received Sweet Candy x10 and Otite Perfume x2 for Halloween Trick Or Treat. The perfumes were meant for Dead Rising lag-fest…

[GE-KR] v6.4 Preview

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GE Korea has released a new update preview. See Granado Espada Preview Update v6.4 [Korean].

ALCHEMY
Alchemy will be added to alchemist NPC in Viron. You can use 3 different items to generate a new item. Items which can be used for alchemy (and its level 0-4) will be displayed item tool tip.



COOKING
Panfilo gains the skill to "craft" food, which will be found in Consume tab of Inventory window. (Panfilo the Battle Cook does not gain this new skill.) Recipes can be acquired from NPC with Old Journals 1, 2, and 3.


You can also cook with a cooking pot. Up to 6 families can click on the pot to get the buff within 2 minutes. The buff will be lost when you move to a different map. Non-squad members and hostile families cannot be use the pot.


ELEMENTAL RINGS
Elemental Rings will be added. Rings drop in all zones. Elemental Rings are located in Consume tab of Premium Item window (Ctrl-F). Double-click on the ring to get the buff.


The ring buffs last 30 minutes, and do not vanish when m…

Imperial Wheel R1

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Imperial Wheel R1 (GE-JP) has been released for Oct 2010. See also GE-JP Costume Catalogue for more art. This month introduces a new weapon series based on the Tarot Deck's Major Arcana as theme. Other rewards include Valeria character card, Elite Arcanero Plate, and Draconic Sword. See アルカナシリーズ for the weapons.


Sword of the Fool
Sword • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 261
ATK Speed +10% • [Golpe] Level +1 • [Centella] Level +1

Rifle of the Hierophant
Bayonet • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 392
ATK Speed +10% • [Swift Shot] Level +1 • [Accuracy Shot] Level +1

Knuckle of the Emperor
Knuckle • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 200
ATK Speed +10% • [Elemental Kick] Level +1 • [Elemental Dragon] Level +1

Flame of Rages Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Male Fighter
Body Costume + Hair • Female Fighter
See お姉さまといっしょ・リボルドウェ編 for more screenshots.

Blog List Cleanup & Comment Form

The following blogs have been removed from the blog roll for RSS inactivity of 6 months or more. A few other blogs (including several Japanese ones) have been added since last cleanup. Links to the removed blogs are provided below so you can still check them out, if you want.
The Scribbling Sword My Filled Space ♥ Lorch Furholden ♥ Pioneering Journey VantzmartS Blog! Blogging the New World Life In Granado Espada That Iguana After cleanup, there are a total of 52 blogs in the RSS list.


Blog Comment Form Changes
Some people have complaint to me about the comment field of this blog being too small such that certain buttons were blocked and inaccessible without using Alt-Tab. I have changed the Comment Form Placement setting from Embedded to Full Page. This should allow you to see the entire thing without further problems. You still need to be a registered user (Google, OpenID) and verify a captcha to post. Comments on posts older than 7 days require moderation before they show up on the blo…

Cumulonimbus

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Cumulonimbus (Latin, "Accumulated Cloud") is a type of cloud that is tall, dense, and involved in thunderstorms and other intense weather. It is a result of atmospheric instability. These clouds can form alone, in clusters, or along a cold front in a squall line. They create lightning through the heart of the cloud. Cumulonimbus clouds form from cumulus clouds and can further develop into a supercell, a severe thunderstorm with special features.

Well-developed cumulonimbus clouds are also characterized by a flat, anvil-like top (anvil dome), caused by straight line winds at the higher altitudes which shear off the top of the cloud.

Sword 111: Elite Le Noir for Musketeer

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After training more families, Athena (f/fig) reached Expert Lv.10, while Ambrosia (Emilia) reached Expert Lv.2.

Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Scorpio, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Sagittarius, and 3 gem recipes from 13 Team Arena missions. Uraeus dropped Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Virgo, and Elite Piernoente Recipe this week, while the daily raids on Arsene Circus yielded Assassin Gloves, Aiming Gloves, Mystic Gloves, and Chevalier Greaves. This week's collection of Rough Stones yielded 1 HQ Bloodstone and 2 HQ Obsidian.

For its raid and supply efforts, the family received Elite Le Noir with DEF +5 and DEF Rating +2 from Phalanx clan. Feeling that this end-game armor is worth having maximum DEF Rating enchantment, Thelandira (f/mus) took a heap of chips to the Enchantment Scammer Merchant again.

Alas! This turned out to be the worst enchantment record for the family so far. After over-writing DEF Rating +2 twice, DEF Rating +1 once, and DEF + Max HP…

[GE-SG] Asoka In HCOF

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About 2 weeks ago, GE-SG released Asoka in ABS. (See [GE-SG] Asoka In ABS for details.) Now, Asoka has also been added Hellena's Circus of Fate for 1 month, starting on Oct 21, 2010. The character card costs 2 Gold Tokens and her Sect of Moonlight stance book costs 1 Gold Token. Comparatively, each Draconic Weapon (AR32) costs 2 Gold Tokens, and Dragon Heart Recipe costs 1 Gold Token.

There are also new costumes, including Iberis (Brunie), Black Wisteria (Calyce), Curling Perm Hair (f/ele), and Bach (Rio) for 7-10 Tokens. See [HCOF] Launch of Asoka for details.



IAHGames has responded to speculations on other avenues of acquiring Asoka for GE-SG:


Due to the speculations about Asoka being in the cash/feso shop, we have submitted an enquiry to IMC. However, we found out that all Premium RNPC cards are not meant to be in Cash/Feso Shop. As part of the directive, the remaining 2 RNPC cards1 in the current 4.5 cash shop will be removed in 5.0.

Please note that this is a directive from them.…

New Family In-Game Guides

Besides New Pioneer Support, there are also free event items for completing certain in-game player's guides by talking to various NPC in Reboldeaux. This is only available for new families created after v4.0.

Reboldeaux NPCGuideRewardSir LyndonMCC3Beginner's Mithridart x10DomingoQuarter SlotEvent Coimbra Return Scroll x10ClaudeItem CraftingEvent HP/SP Regen Potion x10IdgeItem UpgradeEvent AM Boost x10Enchant MerchantEnchantingLv.40 Enchantment ChipSocket MerchantSocketingGarnet, Zircon, Topaz, or Peridot

Domingo is also known to provide Event Reboldeaux Return Scroll x10 for completing Personal Shop Guide, but this particular guide seems to be disabled in Sword 2. See [GE-CN] New Player's Quests.

Gold Corn

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When you kill a kobold or werewolf in Errac Tierra Dias or Tierra Noche, there is a 1% chance that you can (quite literally) beat the shit out of them. This Excrement Lump (aka Night Soil in GE-SG) can be used at the farm in Errac (I3/J3) to receive 1 Gold Corn. You can then exchange 10 Gold Corns for a random reward from Vagabond Peddler in New Opoluto (E3). The known rewards are:
1 Amethyst Fragment1 Veteran G (14m) EXP Card3 Lv.90 F (150k) EXP Card
1 Sabre Tiger Spinelle1 Elite Storm Cockatrice Spinelle*1 Amber Wasp Spinelle*1 Angler Spinelle*1 Escudo Preffer Amber1 Invisible Potion
1 HQ Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
2 Lv.92 Enchantment Chip2 Lv.96 Enchantment Chip1 Lv.100 Enchantment Chip10 Spearfish
2 Moon Cake
2 Lucky Pouch3 Handmade Chocolate3 Heart Choco1 Mission: Joaquin Defense Barrier



Note (*): These spinelles are sold by the Item Shop in Errac for 2.5m (Elite Storm Cockatrice), 5m (Amber Wasp), and 10m (Angler) vis each. See [v3.0 Feature] Paying Tribute to the Queen.

I have exchanged a f…

Sword 110: Delphinus & Palermo

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As the family trained more apprentices, Qilue (f/sco) reached Master Lv.4, and finally mastered Arnis. The Masters farmed more Ancient Runes to craft weapons.

Ifrit (M'Boma) crafted The Delphinus and Fire of Palermo for Adorabelle (f/ele). The 2 bracelets usedd up a crap load of Lacquers and Upgrade Accelerators just to reach +6. Opening 1 second socket used 17 Socket Fluxes. A total of 201 Veteran Enchantment Chips were dumped on them as well. She still wasn't too happy with the results though. Buying all the cash shop items from the market has reduced the family's wealth of Vis significantly. There are way too much random elements in making a single weapon. That's why gearing up for dual-weapon stance is so annoying.



Soteira (Helena) looted 2 Symbols of Libra, Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Sagittarius, and 2 gem recipes from 11 Team Arena missions. She also reached Expert Lv.4 as a result. The daily raids on Arsene Circus yielded Mystic Gloves, Assassin …

Sword 2: Free Witch's Hat & Stuffs

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A free item code is available from G1Neume Twitter (posted Oct 14, 2010). Login to Sword 2 website, click Redeem Code button, and click Code xxx-xxx-xxx button. Type WillUSurvive into the field and click Activate to claim your items in-game via Receive Premium Items from tool-bar or Leonardo.

The freebies are Witch's Hat (30 days; Max HP +300), Combat Manual: Expert (7 days; EXP +20%), and Forgotten Area Pass (1 day).




More Witch's Hat
Another free Witch's Hat is available at MMOSite. You must register first before you can get the item code. Thanks to Kenmar for finding this one.


Buy Gold For Grenmah Promotion
Make any Gold purchase during Oct 14-17, 2010, and stand a chance to win Grenmah character card. See Will Grenmah join your family? for details. Master her in a week, and watch her get replaced by Rescue Knight!

Ancient Rune Drop Rate v6.1.1

The drop rates of Ancient Runes have been revised in v6.1.1. Currently in v4.1, only werebears drop Ancient Runes - Ti/Te (1 in 150) and Ar/An (1 in 80). In v6.1.1, the werebears will drop runes a lot less frequently (1 in 800), but other monsters in Errac will drop them as well. Spawn rate will be increased in v4.7.5, so maybe it is not too bad. At least, this should put an end to those players who kill werebears only, and then drag along an annoying train of kobolds or werewolves all over the map.

The following table is derived from monster data table for GE Korea Test Client v6.1.1. See v6.1.1 Patch Notes [Korean] for other patch details.

MonsterAncient RuneDrop RateWerebear SlayerTi800Werebear JuggernautAr800Werebear SlaughterTe800Werebear DestroyerAn800Ogre ShooterTe, An800Ogre DefenderAr500Ogre BanditTe, An800

3 Dates of Renaissance

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[GE-SG] Renaissance: Nov 01, 2010
According to Lorenza, IAHGames will be launching GE: Renaissance (v5.0.3) on Nov 01, 2010. This update will include Valeria, Castilla, medal system, and more quests/missions. There will also be an in-game event for Colony Supply Wars during Oct 17-31, 2010. The top 10 winners for each week will gain some Elemental Jewels. See Spoils of War for details.

[GE-TW] Renaissance: Oct 19, 2010
GE Taiwan is updating to Renaissance (v5) on Oct 19, 2010. See 《GE王者之劍》文藝復興 for GE Taiwan v5 intro site. Post a comment here until Oct 10, 2010 to receive Hopeful Renaissance medal. Login during Oct 06-11 and Oct 13-18 to receive free event items - Soul Crystals, Status Ampules (?), and Ancient Area Pass.



[Sword 2] Renaissance: Nov 18, 2010 (?)
The last tentative date given for Sword 2: Renaissance (v5.0.23) is Nov 18, 2010. See Sword 2 v5.0.23 & Pirate Events for forum quotes. According to Neume's Video Blog #4 (posted Oct 08), G1 is expecting an update from IMC &qu…

Sword 109: Le Noir (Sco)

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The Masters spent some more time farming Ancient Runes in Errac. While training the apprentices, Cerdotado (Pigling) looted 2 Qualified Belt Recipes and 1 Qualified Leather Belt Recipe (1:20k drop rate) in Frozen Wastes.

The daily raids on Arsene Circus yielded Tracking Boots, Mystic Gloves, Aiming Gloves, and 2 Assassin Gloves, while the Masters acquired Elite Piernoente Recipe from Hidden Holy Water Chamber. Uraeus dropped Elite Geniaruleano Recipe and, of course, Mega Talt x2. Again.

Adorabelle (f/ele) won the firecracker bid for another Einaptor Sword (sword) from Lightning Gate, then traded it for Stormbringer (dagger). Soteira (Helena) looted 2 Symbols of Scorpio, Symbol of Capricorn, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Virgo, Le Noir (sco) recipe, 2 Lv.92 elite armor recipes, and 3 gem recipes from 10 Team Arena missions.



Ghae (Andre) crafted Le Noir for Qilue (f/sco). It took 30 Upgrade Accelerators and 1 Lacquer +5: Veteran to upgrade to +6. The enchantment process consumed 86 Lv.100 E…

Steel Griffin & Scarlet Admiral

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GE Russia will soon be introducing 2 player-designed costumes for musketeers - Steel Griffin (m/mus) by Grisser and Scarlet Admiral (f/mus) by Salarfin. See Костюм Стального Грифона и Костюм Алого Адмирала скоро появятся в игре! for the official notice.



See also Air Alchemist: Made In Russia for more screenshots and concept art. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

[GE-SG] Asoka In ABS

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IAHGames has released Asoka in Adelina's Booty Search as the top loot. Other top loots include Dragon Heart Recipe and Elite Le Blanc (Fig) Recipe. Needless to say, most players are not amused. See [ABS] Asoka's Debut! for details. Some comments from players in the forum below...


oh and you think this might make it balanced being top loot? let me tell you, i haven't had a top loot from ABS since they brought DHR back in on the 27th of august 2009, and i did 900 searches on that day.
i have done 82 84k gp topups since then (some during the 108k gp topups), so that is at LEAST 2460 ABS searches AND I HAVE NOT HAD A TOP LOOT.
putting asoka in ABS at top loot is like IAH slapping me across the face with their d**ks. [Source]

I have seen people spend over 600sgd1 (thats 84000*10) for that 300 abs passes and not even a dragonic weapon or a dhr. Even HCOF has a higher chance that this pls. Why can't you just put it in cash shop? Limit to one per family if anything. [Source]



1 Acco…

[GE-KR] v6.0 Intro Video & Site

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See GE-Korea's v6.0 intro site here. You can also download the full video (50MB) or short video (8MB) teaser.


ISLAND VIRON
Added new city Viron and the forest fields, as previously mentioned in [GE-KR] v6.0 Preview. There are 3 characters featured as well - Montoro, Raven, and the new gorgeous, mystery girl. The red-haired girl was seen in the video confronting Raven and the stock characters, then sending some mobs to attack them.




WEAPON
Devil Weapons will become available. The site shows 20 different weapon types in this series - (in order left to right, top to bottom) sword, great sword, main-gauche, sabre, dagger, lute, polearm, rapier, javelin, staff, shield, gaiters, blunt, bayonet, rifle, knuckles, LOE bracelet, ice bracelet, lightning bracelet, and fire bracelet.




ARMOR
Devil Armors, previously mentioned in GE-China 2010 Preview, will also become available. Added slide-show from Photo Bucket to minimize scrolling. JavaScript must be enabled. Alternatively, you can load the images…

Boreas

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Boreas (Greek, "North Wind") was the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match. He was frequently shown as a winged old man with shaggy hair and beard, holding a conch shell and wearing a billowing cloak. Pausanias wrote that Boreas had snakes instead of feet, though in art he was usually depicted with winged human feet.

Boreas was closely associated with horses. He was said to have fathered twelve colts after taking the form of a stallion, to the mares of Erichthonius, king of Troy. The Greeks believed that his home was in Thrace, and Herodotus and Pliny both describe a northern land known as Hyperborea ("Beyond the North Wind"), where people lived in complete happiness and had extraordinarily long lifespan.

Boreas was also said to have kidnapped Oreithyia, an Athenian princess, from the River Illissus. Boreas had taken a fancy to Oreithyia, and had initially pleaded for her f…

Sword 2: Cash Shop Update

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Sword 2 has received several changes this week.

Cash Shop Update
The cash shop has gone through an over-haul this maintenance. Most notably, all permanent costumes have been removed. New packages have been added as listed below. Some items have their prices reduced, but the various pets are still as expensive as ever. See Cash Shop & Feso Shop Update for details.
+5 General Pack: 20 Upgrade Accelerators, 1 Lacquer +5: General
+5 Veteran Pack: 20 Upgrade Accelerators, 1 Lacquer +5: VeteranFaction War Set (L): 15 Health Regen Potions, 15 Soul Regen Potions, 15 Soul Crystals, 30 Teleport Scrolls
Reckless Emilia Becomes Sage
The Sorceress Emilia (aka Reckless Emilia), acquired by players in a gold-buying promotion, was replaced with Emilia the Sage until v5.0 due to a major bug exploit. See Regarding Sorceress Emilia for details.

Sword 2: Dominus
The under-development web game won't be live for some time.


No, though we did get a playable build this weekend (which was harder than we origina…

Sword 108: Le Noir (Wiz) & Elite Camarylis

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Romina reached Master Lv.5, and Alustriel (ETS) reached Expert Lv.3. Elsewhere, Maimonides (m/mus) reached Veteran Lv.9. Soteira (Helena) also started training Augury.

The family also welcomed 3 former apprentices as new Expert members. Ambrosia (Emilia) was named after the food of the gods which confers immortality in Greek mythology. Galatea (Catherine STR) was named after the ivory statue crafted by Pygmalion of Cyprus, which was later brought to life by Aphrodite out of love. Lawliet (Gertrude) was named after L, the genius detective in the anime/manga series Death Note. Their additions raised the family level to 36+3.



Soteira (Helena) looted Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Sagittarius, 2 Lv.92 elite armor recipes, and 2 gem recipes from 12 Team Arena missions. The daily raids on Arsene Circus yielded just the standard drops of chips. Cheapskate Arsene hoarded 5 White Gold Bars in his treasure chest again. Thelandira (f/mus) completed 2 Uraeus raids, looting Elite Piernoente Recipe…