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Sword 159: Great Fordoi

Adorabelle (f/ele) reached Master Lv.8 inside Castilla Relic mission. While collecting Ancient Runes, Alustriel (ETS) and Willikins (Raven) reached Expert Lv.5 and Lv.2 respectively. Holy Water Chamber mission dropped Dragon Heart Recipe. The weekly Griffon mission dropped Symbol of Aquarius. We also completed 8 Team Arena missions, and looted Symbol of Sagittarius, Symbol of Leo, and 2 Symbols of Cancer. We only managed to join 2 party missions this week:
  • [Fury Griffon] Le Noir Recipe, L84 Elite Armor + 2 L84 Elite Armors
  • [Fury Sharffenberger] L92 Elite Armor Recipe, White Gold Bar + 2 L92 Elite Armor Recipes 
We started doing Torsche's Basement missions with a subsidiary family... and found out that there is a hidden timer ticking after the treasure chest appears. If you don't open the chest quickly, the mission will end without roulette. Another run ended with disconnection. All other raid missions yielded crap for us as usual, but at least someone else got a Serpent Spear (polearm) from Joaquin Underground Prison. We have our first encounter with Great Fordoi (L120 Daemon), since it was never there when we went to do random checks on it previously. People have been locking its timer down for Pieces of Naraka apparently.

After 2 months of evaluating Halcyon clan, we decided that it wasn't the right clan for us and so we left the clan. There have been some difficulty in finding people to join in missions during our active time, especially those missions that are too much trouble for too little loot if attempted alone. The party missions are also moved to a time when we couldn't really participate. Then a few new members are simply people we could not abide for various reasons. Since there is no overwhelming justification to put up with them, we refused to remain in their presences.

We tried to +7 upgrade Golden Feet (gaiters) again after maintenance... and it continued to fail. It bled our vis coffers dry again. Raging, we passed the gaiters to a friend for upgrade... and it finally went +7. So, this Golden Feet (gaiters) used a grand total of 960 Upgrade Accelerators, 20 Lacquers +5: Veteran, and 44 Lacquers +6: Veteran to achieve +7 upgrade. This is so messed up. We don't even want to know how much vis that cost us to buy all those cash shop items... We nearly decided to upgrade the gaiters without cash shop items, let it break, and forget all about the martial artists.

Even its sockets are cursed. We used 6 Socket Flux to open all 3 sockets for The Wits of Gemini (knuckle). The Golden Feet (gaiters), however, took 33 Socket Flux to accomplish the same thing. So the damned L100 Elite Gaiters costed way more than our Constellation Knuckle. Sigh. We are just glad the gaiters is over and done with, so now we can move on....

As expected, The Devourers have introduced 2 new boxes in the Bazaar for 250 Gold each. Quinzel's Penderie includes Dragon Heart, Dragon Heart Recipe, Symbol of Naraka, Blue Serpent Costume (m/mus), Violeita Hat (Crazy Emilia), Caerunis Costume (Nar), Rose Camellia Costume (f/fig), etc. Raiden's Angel includes Angel Ezekiel's Zweihander (AR33 great sword), Dragon's Fury Crossbow (AR32 crossbow), Piece of Naraka - Lu, etc. See Quinzel's Penderie & Raiden's Angel for details and screenshots. We traded 2 Master Explorer Packs (30 days) for Dragon's Fury Crossbow, but we will leave the upgrading and enchantment for next week instead.

The highlight of the new boxes is, of course, the new series of Angel Weapons. However, pioneers should note that the Angel Weapons in G1 servers are the nerfed versions that also appeared in Singapore servers. The nerfed ones have lower base ATK and do not always have the innate enchantments. Compare Angel Ezekiel's Zweihander (Singapore) with Angel Zweihander (Japan). See also 국내에 매직 서클이 있다면 해외엔 이들이 있다! (Korean). Since IAHGames couldn't get the pre-nerf Angel Weapons, it is a foregone conclusion that IMC won't give them to G1 as well. It will be prudent to assume that all upcoming Angel Weapons in G1 servers are the same as those in Singapore servers. Interested pioneers can find more information on these nerfed weapons in The Wordwood: Granado Espada Items.

There were 6 disconnections this week. There was an emergency maintenance this week as well, which pretty much screwed Medusa over.