[KOR] Altria Ep.1 Preview + New Characters Coa.

Magic Circle 22: "Old" Costumes + Cruz! Wedding Dress!

Magic Circle 22 (Korea) has been released, available from Oct 27 to Nov 24, 2011. Other featured items include Cruz Character Card, 100 Ring Boxes, 50 Socket Fluxes, 3 Rose Wings Coupons (90 days), Pet Box (Capybara) + 200 Pet Food, and Advanced Home Premium Service (15 days).

Le Verseau De La Liberte • Body Costume + Hat • Vincent Rio
Le Belier De La Passion • Body Costume + Hair • Eduardo

I was expecting something new... Both costume sets were previously released in Imperial Wheel (Japan) last year. Disappointing. See the links above for previous Imperial Wheel releases.

I guess the really new thing in this month's Magic Circle is Cruz Character Card. If you have paid attention to NPC in-game, you will remember him as the guy in Castilla Garrison 1, who offers to help you "cheat" Castilla Episode 1 quests. He will become available in v9.13.0.

The main article to look at is the PlayForum article - 크루즈 - 근접 캐릭터 대역습의 선봉장 (Korean), which also compares him to Asoka and includes embedded videos. The article considers him to be designed for PVP. I'm not interested enough to do a full translation, so I will just put some basic information about him below. See also Cruze 克魯茲 (Chinese) and [Test server] 新 NPC 간략 정보 : 크루즈 (Korean).

Cruz has the following stats: STR 80 • AGI 20 • CON 70 • DEX 30 • INT 60 • CHA 40. He starts at Lv.60. He can wear both fighter and scout leather armors. His personal skill [Fast Move] consumes 3 Ancient Star Orbs to grant Movement Speed +75%, Shooting Damage -20%, Magic Damage +20%, ATK Rating +1 for 21 seconds at Lv.11.

Cruz has an unique sword+sword [Furious] expert stance. Normal attacks consist of 5 hit splash on 5 targets. His skills have 15-30 seconds cool-down time, with a self-buff which grants ATK Rating +1. For more details, see 크루즈 - 근접 캐릭터 대역습의 선봉장 (Korean), [Stance] Furious (English) or [Expert] Furious 狂怒莫敵 (Chinese).

Basically, he is Mr. Slow for having AGI 20. As Mr. Recycled Animations, he gets a team buff with Ms. Recycled Animations (Asoka), granting ATK Rating +1 and DEF Rating +1. You can also find more discussions and video links about him at New RNPC Cruze + Stance (IAHGames).

There is also a wedding dress costume available for female fighter in the Dressing Room (Korea). It is not officially released yet. (This is not part of this month's Magic Circle.) See 여파 웨딩드레스. I will expect more wedding costumes for other basic characters soon... It will be hilarious if there is one for Andre.