Showing posts from February, 2012

Granado Espada Plus: Visual Chronicle

Two years ago, I posted some images from Granado Espada Plus: Visual Chronicle (Japan). For sample pages, see the posts under Pictures label. The original scans were downloaded from [推荐]GE官方画集 (Granado Espada Plus Visual Chronicle). However, the image package is rather big (160 MB), so I have resized the images and compiled them into PDF file (26 MB) instead. There are some missing pages, mainly from the last chapter which may contain some interviews and other stuffs.

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Sword 180: Dragon Rod & Bracelet

There was an unscheduled maintenance this week, which reset most field raids again after the usual maintenance. So it was a busy week in-game. We gave Griffon mission a miss this week, since we were still missing 2 Egg Shells. Team Arena continued to drop the usual stuffs - 2 Symbols of Aries, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Scorpio, and Symbol of Leo.

Multiple raids made us giddy in more ways than one, but we got a few fancy loot as well, including Elite Le Noir (fig) and 2 fancy recipes for necklace and armor. As such, there was less time for passive training and farming. Only Zarathustra (Lionel) gained a level this week, reaching Veteran Lv.10 while mining Iron Ores inside Castilla Mine.

Willikins (Raven) led the family back to Skeleton Dungeon Bounty Hunts, and found that the drop rate for Crafted Key [Room of the Dead] was quite high. Out of 12 roulette items, there were 4 crafted keys. So maybe there is no point in using Expert Tokens to purchase the crafted keys. We should start s…

Imperial Wheel V: Feb 2012

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been updated for Feb 24 - Mar 01, 2012. See the official notice インペリアルホイールV開催! for more information.

Other prizes include Evil's Desires (great sword costume), The Inexorability of Ventuamos (sabre costume), The Loyalty of Terhea (sword costume), The Lamentation of Einschwer (pistol costume), The Repress of Spirica (staff costume), [Soul Bringer] stance book, and Elite Le Noir (recipe + materials).

This new weapon series (ATK Rating 34) are all master-exclusive, and require Expert Enchantment Chips.

Geofu'light Blade
Sword • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 290
Absorb HP 5% • Penetration +5 • ATK Speed +10% • Block +5

Hagal'light Magnum Pistol • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 292 Accuracy +15 • ATK Speed +10% • Critical +5
Tir'light Bracelet Lightning Bracelet • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 295 ATK Speed +10% • Max SP +15%
Evil's Resignation
Weapon Costume • Lightning Bracelet

Cherry Blossoms Dress Body Costume + Hair • Ludin Click on image on the right for full-size view.…

Magic Circle 26

Magic Circle 26 (Korea) has been released until March 03, 2012. Other noteworthy prizes include Black Dragon Pet and Panfilo the Battle Cook Character Card.

La Reve-Comme Poisson Costume • M'Boma Previously released in Imperial Wheel: Aug 2010 (Japan)
Lily Costume + Hat • Idge Imbrulia & Battle Smith Idge Previously released in Imperial Wheel: Oct 2009 (Japan)

[SG] PPL: New Items! New Prizes! Meanwhile, Panfilo's Pot Luck (Singapore) has been updated for Feb 23 - Mar 01, 2012. New items include Jewel Pistol, Jewel Staff, Angel Crossbow Costume, Black Dragon's Eye Bracelet Costume, Stance Ring Box, and Tribe Ampules (racial ATK potions).

Sword 179: Return of the Pirate

There was nothing much, just more routine stuffs this week. That's how the New World ends up after a while, just more routines, particularly so for this update (v8.5). Anyway, Lara (Brunie) reached Expert Lv.3, while both Selvaria (Selva) and Zarathustra (Lionel) reached Veteran Lv.9. After working out a deal, we fed Ahab (Alejandro) a full load of EXP Cards, bringing him from Lv.100 to Master Lv.1. He was then sold into slavery to make up for the bride price to bring back Captain Boobs into our family. (She used to be in our family a long time ago. See Journal Entry #22.) We named her Tethys (Adelina the Pirate), after the female titan of the oceans in Greek mythology. We will have to work on some sabres for her... So now, out of the 5 old promotional characters, only Battle Smith Idge and Iron Chef Panfilo were missing.

Griffon mission was horrible - dropping only Symbol of Virgo. It was not even worth the cost of Egg Shells and Shiny Crystals... Occulta Bounty Hunt yielded Magi…

Update Preview: Racel

Korean edition has released a new update preview - 업데이트 미리보기 - 라셀 타르가.

1. New Character - Racel (라셀 타르가)
The first character to be implemented from I'm A Designer 2 contest. As of v10.8.0, he is still not available in the client's datatable. I will edit it again when his official (default) English name becomes available. Maybe I will release an updated character database, if there is time...

His statistics are STR 70, AGI 70, CON 70, DEX 50, INT 50, and CHA 30. He has [Middle Guard] and [Low Guard] stances. His unique expert stance is [Saber Tooth], which uses sabre + main-gauche. The stance book can be purchased from Emilia.

 His character card has been injected into test server accounts in v10.10.0. The default English character name is Racel. See 라셀 기본정보 for his job skill [Sandstorm] and [Sabretooth] stance skills. He can wear Leather (any) armors and starts at Lv.60. Based on the data for v10.10.0, his available stances are...
None = BareknuckleSabre = Middle GuardSabre + Ma…

Cadet Partial Skin + Black Skin

A few weeks ago, I found a screenshot of a character panel here which I thought is quite nice. But I couldn't find the skin pack to download, so I decided to reverse-engineer the screenshot back into a user interface skin. Rather than creating the skin from scratch, I opted for a partial skin instead. This means it will use another skin as a base, then over-write a few selected files with the partial skin. This way, I won't have to re-design every single button or scroll bar. The base skin I used is Revised Black Skin by Warwolf76, since I find it nicely compatible with the partial skin. You may experiment with other base skins if you wish. Anyway, here is the end result...

Download and unzip file below into Granado Espada\release\user\skin folder. Start the game launcher, and click Config button, then tick Enable User Skin and click Save button.

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Sword 178: Stone Cortes

This week, there wasn't much progression, as we had some other concerns beyond Granado Espada. Only Barret (Jose) gained a level to reach Veteran Lv.4. We missed a few missions, so the weekly yield consisted only of Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Sagittarius, and Symbol of Capricorn, as well as Dragon Heart Recipe from party missions.

We even failed to make it to Legion War again... so our war title remained at Lv.3, and there will be restricted raid access next week. But well, there are still some unresolved issues, so it probably won't matter that much as we would be offline or inactive slightly more often next week.

However, we finally managed to take time out to join in our first raid on Stone Cortes in Lucifer Castle Basement Storage. As the fight progressed, Twin Nephthys (said to be "Montoro's subordinate") will sashay her way towards Stone Cortes and ravish everyone there. Later on, a second one will show up.

Treasure Shooting R: Feb 2012

Treasure Shooting R (Japan) has been released for Feb 08-15, 2012. Most of the prizes are previously released items, except for one:

Highlander Claymore
Great Sword • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 458
ATK +10% vs. Life/Daemon/Golem/Human/Undead •
Penetration +8 • ATK Speed +15% • Block +10

The set also includes Grandies Character Card, Quarter Slot Permit, [Soul Guard] Stance Book, and some cash shop items.

[SG] PPL Update
In addition, Jewel Javelin, Jewel Gaiter, [Blitz Assault] Stance Book, and more are now available in Panfilo's Pot Luck (Singapore) until Feb 16, 2012. See the official notice here.

Valentine's Event 2012

Sword 2 has added Valentine's Event for 2012. The event NPC, Valentine Merchant, is found in all 3 major towns. See Valentine's Event Patch Notes.

Basically, he sells some recipes as shown in the shop screenshot above. The problem is that the recipes' item descriptions do not reveal the required ingredients, which is somewhat dumb since all other recipes do so. The recipe can be crafted by Panfilo in Reboldeaux. Anyway, here are the recipe details, pulled from the latest datatable_itemmake.ies file.
RecipeIngredientsRecipe - Chocolate Heart (event)1 Honey, 20 Wheat Flour, 20 Beet, 1 Golden Apple, 10 ChocolateRecipe - Red Candy (event)1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals,
1 Red Leaf of RafflesiaRecipe - Pink Candy (event)1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals,
1 Yellow Leaf of RafflesiaRecipe - Blue Candy (event)1 Honey, 20 Cabosse, 50 Cockatrice Eggs, 50 Ice Crystals, 1 Blue SapRecipe - Black Lollipops (event)1 Honey, 20 C…

Jormongand v7.5.1

Jormongand (aka Garim) raid has been revised in v7.5.1. Mysterious Key has been removed, and Jormongand Mark is used to open the reward chest instead. The first warp gate no longer consumes reputation points.

Mission Information (v7.5.1)
Location: Vegas Javier (F12)
Entry Cost: None
Frequency: 1/day
Participants: 2-12
Duration: 1 hour

The raid mission consists of clearing 5 rooms, each with a portal leading to the next room. The first room is guarded by Reydeavaricia (L120 Undead), also known as King of Greed. Kill it to spawn the portal.

The second room has a Y-shaped corridor. The corridor is lined with Slow Turrets, which can inflict [Slow] and [Expose] statuses. The latter is similar to L12 [Check Target] skill. There will also be mobs of Elbleed (L118 Daemon). Castor (L120 Daemon) awaits at the end of the right path, while Pollux (L120 Daemon) awaits at the end of the left path.

Each of the third rooms have an Elminor (L120 Daemon) inside. Kill it to spawn the portal.

The fourth…

Sword 177: Angel Ezekiel's Zweihander

Adorabelle (f/ele) and Artemisia (Calyce) became ready for High Master promotions inside Castilla Tower of Chaos. Lourdes (Grace) reached Master Lv.9, and Zarathustra (Lionel) reached Veteran Lv.8. Barret (Jose) was also promoted and reached Veteran Lv.3.

Artemisia (Calyce) purchased another Angel Camael's Crossbow, which consumed 320 Upgrade Accelerators, 9 Lacquers +5: Expert, 10 Lacquers +6: Expert, and 15 Socket Flux. Luckily, the enchantment fared better, using 36 Veteran Enchantment Chips and Enchant Sedatives to acquire [ATK + Mental ATK + Human + Daemon + Undead]. Selene (Asoka) also bought Angel Ezekiel's Zweihander (great sword), but we decided to leave the processing for later.

Team Arena missions, Griffon missions, and a few mini-bosses yielded 2 Symbols of Pisces, 2 Symbols of Sagittarius, Symbol of Gemini, Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Libra, and Symbol of Capricorn. Joaquin Underground Prison yielded Elite Le Blanc (wiz) Recipe and Artisan's Earr…

Character Database v10.5.1

A few people have asked so far, but I am too busy to compile and constantly update a resource site like Book of Wind or Book of Fire all by myself. I have asked a few other players to help out, but not much responses so far, maybe because they are busy exploring the new content for v9.5.

In any case, I have pulled data out of v10.5.1 client of Korea's Silver (Test) Server and made some spreadsheets to cross-reference those data based on character/stance/skill selection. It is not as presentable as a proper web site, but simple enough to save me a significant amount of time, as I won't have to edit, format, and update every single character, stance, and skill. So no fancy picture, no fancy format, just raw data taken directly from the client.... up to and including Veatrice, Grandies, Cadet Adriana, Cadet Elisa, etc.

This free "product" is provided as is without warranties, guarantees, or support. As I mentioned, the data is extracted directly from the client, so if y…