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Andre's Wardrobe & Idge's Chest VII

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Andre's Wardrobe and Idge's Chest VII has been added to cash shop for Sword 2. There is a bug that causes the items to drop on the floor without being tagged to the family. This means other families can loot your items if you are not fast enough, so open them in an isolated area to avoid theft.

Andre's Wardrobe VII:
- Dragon Heart Recipe
- Ancient Rune - Te x5
- Elite Bone-frame Armor
- Elite Rescue Suit
- Elite Metallic Suit
- Elite Dragon Coat
- Elite Pandera Jacket
- Elite La Ventisca
- Andre's Box - Back Costume
- Andre's Costume Box
- Head Costume Box for PC
- Enchantment Chips
- Veronica Chipao Costume (f/wiz)
- Camaryllis Hat (mus)
- Torozvah Ell Costume (f/sco)
- Slend Kloria Costume (f/wiz)
- Elite Treasure Box
Idge's Chest VII:
- Dragon's Fury Sword (AR 32 great sword)
- Ancient Rune - Ti x5
- Premium Wing Coupon
- Favorite NPC Card Box
- Toy Hammer (AR 30/32* blunt)
- Naginata (AR 30 polearm)
- Archangel Heart
- Siren's Scale
- Seeds of Rafflesia
- Angler Spinelle
- Moon …

Greek Croma Launcher Skin

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A new launcher skin has been made available at GE Korea's Screen Board. See 런처 바꺼 보자 !!![파일 첨부 ] for more information and links. The skin text labels are in Korean, but since it is a .swf file, you can probably edit it using any Flash-related applications. (The featured characters are in Greek Croma armors.)



Set up the new launcher skin with the steps below. Back up original files before over-writing anything.
Download updater.skin.swf file from File Dropper or SendSpace.
Copy the file into Granado Espada main folder.Copy the file again into Granado Espada\release\patch folder, and rename it as patch_updater.skin.swf.
Restart the client launcher.
You can also go to 런처 바꺼 보자 !!![파일 첨부 ] to download the original package, if you prefer. The original package is compressed in a .alz file (updater.alz), which is a nuisance since WinRAR cannot extract it. I had to download and install the shareware ALZip just to unpack it. Guess what's inside? A self-extracting .zip file. The actual ski…

Sword 120: Rescue Santa Nunez

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Lolita (Claire) reached Expert Lv.9, while collecting Ancient Runes. Lara (Brunie) reached Veteran Lv.5, while training Rem (Eduardo) to Lv.100. This raised the family to Lv.38+3.

The family completed 1 Uraeus, 11 Team Arena, and 7 Arsene Circus missions, looting Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Leo, 3 Symbols of Sagittarius, 5 White Gold Bars, and 6 Veteran G (14m) EXP Cards. After all this time, Elmorc finally dropped its first Symbol of Leo for the family. Adorabelle (f/ele) won Einaptor Sword (sword) from Lightning Gate.



The Rescue Rudolph! event for Christmas did not happen in Orpesia, as Santa Nunez was missing. Servers went down for a long time, and when it came online again, it was afflicted with lag, slow map loading, missing Gold, missing cash shop, and disconnections. Even returning to the quarters was a nuisance as it frequently resulted in "Cannot Find Server" error. The Gr1nch stole Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all my blog readers a Merry Christmas!



I wanted to take a screenshot using my own account in Orpesia server, but G1 game and forum servers went down for more than 24 hours, and still ongoing... Well, it's already Christmas (depending on your time zone), so I made a short visit to Rembrandt server where players were spamming Christmas Trees and firecrackers outside of Auch. Meanwhile, you can get news concerning G1 fail status at Neume's Twitter, Sword2 Twitter, Port Coimbra (server status), and Sword 2 Fuc Face Book.




Anyway, the Christmas event involving rescuing Rudolph to make it for Christmas and G1's attempt to fix patch/server in time reminds me of a movie production by Sky One in 2006 - Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. Adapted from the novel Hogfather, the story involved an assassin attempting to kill the Hogfather (a parody of Santa Claus), resulting in Death (Grim Reaper) standing in for him and delivering presents to children on Hogswatch (a parody of Chri…

Magic Compass

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GE Japan has a new web game called Magic Compass. See the official notice here. The new items are listed below. Other rewards include weapons and costumes from previous Imperial Wheel releases, such as White Santa Costumes (stock only), Santa Costumes for Grace/Emilia/Adelina/Calyce, and Angel Weapons (AR 33).

Recipe - Blue Serpent (Armor)
DEF Rating 31 • DEF 173 (Coat/Robe), 203 (Leather) • Veteran Exclusive
Materials: Dragon Heart x1, Scale Piece x25, Lv.31 Armor Crystal x3, Lv.100 Enchantment Chip x100, Ancient Warrior Symbol x60

Valkyrie Costume • Body Costume (f/fig)



Related Links
放浪記その198 (Picture Credit)新形式ガチャ放浪記その200新年・・・手羽先、食べたい!

Magic Circle 12

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Magic Circle 12 (Korea) is now available until Jan 12, 2011... Yeah, I know the hair for Catherine looks fake, but it is on the official kGE web game page... plus, they are all inside kGE client data tables. So suck on it.



Capitaine Costume + Hair (m/wiz)
Belle De Jour Costume + Hair (Catherine Torsche)
Pet Box (Phobitan)
More screenshots are available at kGE Screen Board:
매직에 포샵 하지 말길 바랍니다진 ㅋ 까 ㅋ진까..

Christmas Around the World 2010

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IMC has released a standard Christmas event for all editions of Granado Espada. See Rescue Rudolph! for the early information released for Korea/Japan Christmas event details. This blog post will be updated later as more information is released.
[Sword2] Christmas In U.S.
See Sword 2 Holiday Patch for Sword 2's official notice on Rescue Rudolph! event. Christmas Coins needed: 50 for Pet Box, 10 for costumes, and 5 for other items.

I don't know why the rewards cost so many coins though. The similar rewards in most other GE (e.g. Korea, Singapore, Taiwan) require 2/3/15 coins, while those in Sword 2 require 5/10/50 coins... I hope this isn't another screw-up like when they asked the players to type the horrendously long 8th verse from 12 Days of Christmas within 15 seconds last year. See also Christmas Carols forum contest.

Update: After being late for Christmas, the patch was amended to require 2/3/15 coins instead. Thank goodness.


[GE-SG] Christmas In Singapore
GE Singapore is h…

Zoom Without Scroll

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Some players may find themselves playing the game without a scroll-wheel mouse or a scroll-enabled touchpad. You can still zoom-in and zoom-out by manually assigning new hot keys.

First, you must be using user-defined hot keys. Edit your hot key (.xml) file and add the following line:


<HotKey Name="Zoom In" Scp="CamWheel(-10)" Key="PRIOR" UseAlt="NO" UseCtrl="NO" UseShift="NO" OnEdit="NO" />
<HotKey Name="Zoom Out" Scp="CamWheel(10)" Key="NEXT" UseAlt="NO" UseCtrl="NO" UseShift="NO" OnEdit="NO" />


Restart the client. You can zoom-in/out using PageUp/PageDown button in-game. You may assign a different hot key by changing the parameters (PRIOR=PageUp, NEXT=PageDown) above. Ensure you do not have more than one function assigned to the same hot key.

For smaller units of zoom, reduce the number within CamWheel command to -1 and 1.

Sword 119: Tempest of Aquarius

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Thelandira (f/mus) reached Master Lv.3, while collecting Ancient Runes in Errac. Ghae (Andre) and Sylune (Calyce) reached Veteran Lv.4 and Lv.3 respectively, while training Rem (Eduardo) to Lv.98. Soteira (Helena) reached Expert Lv.7 after completing Team Area missions, and won Boreas (sabre) from Lightning Gate raids.

Visca (Grace) crafted The Tempest of Aquarius (bayonet). After the upgrading success of Black Bishop last week, the family tried again this week... and got scammed by Vincent Rio. After using 480 Upgrade Accelerators, 9 Lacquers +5: Expert, and 6 Lacquers +6: Expert, the bayonet was finally upgraded to +7. The family used 134 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Boosters to enchant ATK + Fire ATK + ATK Rating + Wild Beast. (Yes, it's Wild Beast again.) Unfortunately, the ATK enchantment is a bit low. Sigh. Oh well...



All 3 sockets on the bayonet were successfully opened with only 3 Socket Fluxes. The remaining 11 Socket Fluxes were used on Elite Le Noir (mus) to att…

Rescue Rudolph!

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GE Korea has officially launched their Christmas event to rescue Rudolph until Dec 30, 2010. See 루돌프를 구출하라 for event notice. See also Silver Server Patch Notes v6.6.3.

Trade 5 types of Pure Ores (100 each) to Santa Nunez in Coimbra Nimrod Bridge to receive 3 mission keys (not tradable). Enter the mission lobby via the Christmas Trees to rescue Rudolph from monsters. The keys are not tradable, and can be collected only once per day. However, you can do the missions multiple times per day, if you didn't do them on previous days after collecting the keys.

Each mission lasts for 30 minutes and can have up to 3 families. Complete all 3 missions and receive 3 Christmas Trees, 3 Snowman, 3 Snow Sprays, and 3 Christmas Socks from Santa Nunez. All these items can be traded, except for Christmas Socks.

In addition, collect 8 Santa event items from Rudolph to trade for Christmas Coin. Then, trade in Christmas Coins for Santa Costume (30 days; Movement Speed +10%, DEF +10), Angel Ring Hat, Santa…

GM Tip: Let's Cook!

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GE Korea has released another [GM Tip] article. Panfilo's Coooking skill was first mentioned in [GE-KR] v6.4 Preview. See [GM Tip] 요리를 해보자!! for screenshots of the recipes and ingredients.

Cooking Ingredients
Several cooking ingredients are revealed. Some of them are items already existing in early versions.
Cook Stone ... acquired with alchemy.
Spider Meat ... acquired from spider monsters.
Brawn acquired from Wild Boar.Wolf Meat ... acquired from Arctic Wolf in Katovic Snowfield.Comodo Meat ... acquired from comodo monsters.Octopus Arm ... acquired from octopus monsters.
Clear Rum ... acquired from monsters in Errac fields.
Red/Green/Yellow Leaf of Rafflesia ... acquired from monsters in Ustiur zones.Golden Apple ... acquired from Eltetah in Katovic Snowfield.Wheat Flour ... acquired from pirate monsters.
Honey ... acquired from insect monsters.
Cabosse ... acquired from Phobitan monsters. Beet ... acquired from Arctic Gorillas in Frozen Wastes.Fish Meat ... acquired from crustacean (?) …

Sword 118: Black Bishop

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Ambrosia (Emilia) reached Expert Lv.3, while training Darkness stance. Tantalus (Panfilo) reached Lv.100. Soteira (Helena) finally mastered Augury, and acquired Occultism with Symbol of Pisces. At the rate she was going, it seemed unlikely for her to maximize Occultism level before reaching Master level. But hopefully, the next patch (which includes v5.0.4) will auto-maximized it for her.

Since ATK Rating for dual-weapon stances will be rounded up in v4.5.4, the family decided against crafting another Constellation LOE Bracelet. Instead, Ifrit (M'Boma) crafted Black Bishop to be shared by Adorabelle (f/ele) and Soteira (Helena). Upgrading to +7 used only 60 Upgrade Accelerators, 1 Lacquer +5: Veteran, and 1 Lacquer +6: Veteran. This was the family's first attempt to upgrade a significant equipment to +7, so it was probably just beginner's luck. Opening the 2nd socket used 3 Socket Fluxes. The enchantment consumed 107 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips and Enchant Boosters to enchant …

Imperial Wheel R3

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Imperial Wheel R3 (GE-JP) has been released early for Dec 2010, possibly so that they can release a Christmas Special near the end of the month. (See Imperial Wheel: Christmas Special 2009.) This month introduces 3 more Arcana weapons and a new costume set. Innocentio stance book is also a reward.



Bracelet of Empress
LOE Bracelet • ATK Rating 31 • ATK 261
Max SP +15% • [Abyss Flare] Level +1

Cannon of Chariot
Cannon • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 531
ATK Speed +10% • [Blazing Burster] Level +1 • [Castle Crusher] Level +1

Hammer of Judgment
Blunt • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 261
ATK Speed +10% • [Temple Breaker] Level +1 • [Atomic Slash] Level +1

Water of the Abyss • Body Costume (f/ele), Body Costume (m/ele)

Wave Long Tail • Hair (f/ele)

Natural Wave • Hair (m/ele)

See 聖夜は終わっちゃったけど、救出大作戦!? for more costume screenshots.

Stance EXP

Stances are grouped into types according to their stance EXP requirements. The table below shows the stance types and the stance EXP required to reach Lv.25. The data is derived from datatable_stance.ies and datatable_xp.ies files from each client.

TypeStance EXPRatio100016,485,600 1.001001232,428,000 5.001002464,856,000 10.0010031315,303 0.0510041410,441 0.0610051474,047 0.0710061569,185 0.09

Sword 2 (v4.1)
All basic stances and most veteran stances (except Forgotten Magic) used the standard stance EXP type (10001). Most expert stances require 5 times as much stance EXP as the basic stances. Occultism and Enhanced Tactics are the winners, requiring twice the amount of stance EXP as the other expert stances (e.g. Flintlock).

Sword 117: Insight of Antares

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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 Aquariu…

v5.0 More Dates & Delay

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More delays are expected for v5.0 patch of Sword 2 by G1. In 1.5 months, that will push v5.0 into mid January 2011. A new cash shop box will be expected next week. See here for a list of proposed item drops.


And I will post about 5.0 in the pinned topic as mentioned so people can easily find. Just quickly it will likely be 1 1/2 more months. But we're making haste as fast as we can again. [G1-Quinzel; Source]

We're working on trying to release one [cash shop box] next week if all goes according to plan. Should be a good one =) We'll keep you all posted about when it will be released. We are actually working on trying to put up the patch for the new box on our test servers now but have a few obstacles. Please cross your fingers for us! [G1-Quinzel; Source]





[GE-SG] World Cross PvP, Adelina's Santa Costume
Lorenza stated that [V5.0 Feature] Launch of World-X PvP will most likely be beta launched in December 2010. [Source]

In addition, GE-SG has introduced Adelina's Santa C…