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Magic Circle 27

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Magic Circle 27 (Korea) has been updated from March 29 to April 11, 2012. Nothing really new, just 2 costumes from other servers. Other notable rewards include Mary Character Card and Black Dragon Pet. See 3월 매직 코스튬 for full body screenshots of the costumes below.


Steel Griffin Costume Set Body Costume + Hat • Male Musketeer Previously released in Russian servers 2010. See Steel Griffin & Scarlet Admiral.

Cerasus Valiente Costume Set  Body Costume + Hair • Asoka* Previously released in Imperial Wheel V: August 2011.
Note (*): The original costume is designed for Mifuyu (Japan), but Asoka (International) uses the costume group for Mifuyu. So for non-Japan servers, Asoka should be the one using this costume. I can't be bothered to patch the game client to check... I don't remember Mifuyu being released for Korea.


Also, some more random stuffs... See 배경화면 for downloadable wallpaper of Valeria. See 마리 퀘스트... for some screenshots of Mary's quest. And someone managed to upgrad…

WAYI Players' Forum

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WAYI (Taiwan) recently hosted a players' forums with a IMC representative on March 17, 2012. See list of links at the end of this post for sources. Click on thumbnail images below for full-size views.

Taiwan will be updating to v10.6 on April 25, 2012. WAYI has no rights to edit game data. (Presumably, this would be true for all other editions except Korea and Japan.) Player-designed characters and costumes require a suitable story before they can be implemented. WAYI is negotiating with Blue Moon Waltz for cooperation regarding translation.

For drop rate, it must use up a certain amount of “CODA”, before it will appear again after a while. (It seems the main thing about drop rate is the denominator, since everything has a fixed quota, the more players do the same thing, the more likely the thing will drop.)


Players' Forum Q&A
The following Q&A is translated from 【情報】3/17 GE玩家面對面座談會(live直播)--後續補完版.

Q1. Issue with crafting Devil Weapons, and the cost of Master Lacquers..…

Imperial Wheel V: March 2012

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Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been updated for March 23-28, 2012. See インペリアルホイールV開催! for the official notice. The web game updated earlier this month than expected. Three new weapons are released from Crystal Weapon Series - the series name is derived from their model file names (e.g. cristalrifle, cristalpistol). Click on image below for full-size view.


Black Dragon Rapier
Weapon Costume • Rapier

Black Dragon Rod
Weapon Costume • Rod

Evil's Aversion
Weapon Costume • Special (LOE) Bracelet
Previously released in Imperial Wheel V: Sept 2011.

[Soul Bringer] Stance Set
[Soul Bringer] Stance Book • The Shrewd of Altair (sword) • The Delusion of Karas (main-gauche)
Another one of those "my in-game drop rate is so stupid, you have to gamble for me" stance books...

Thornflight Slayer
Great Sword • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 484
Penetration +5, Stun 7%, ATK Speed +15%, Block +10

Othelflight Rifle
Rifle • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 420
Penetration +5, Accuracy +10, ATK Speed +10%, Critical +15

Ansurfli…

Disk of New Beginning

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Taiwan Granado Espada have added their player-designed back costumes in their Spring Event. Such previous back costumes included Rose Wings. See Birds & Roses for the debut of these back costumes.


This year's event permanent costumes include Disk of New Beginning (新啟之盤) and Love of Blue Birds (青鳥之戀). Click on image above for full-size view. See 《GE》迎接GE二週年,年度背飾設計大賽!優勝&入圍作品公告 for the concept art of the design contest in 2009.

See 《GE王者之劍R》春天最好飆等級 for more on the Tiawanese event. In addition, the Spring Event was extended to include Pose Book #11. [Source]

Sword 184: Chip, Chip, Chip...

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We barely passive train or farm nowadays, so there was not much advancement to report lately. Sasori (Catherine) was promoted to Expert Lv.1 after some time in Castilla Mine. We also acquired Blue Crystal of Chaos from Hydrobomber in Castilla Tower of Chaos.

Team Arena missions yielded 3 Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Leo, Symbol of Virgo, Symbol of Taurus, and Symbol of Capricorn. Various bosses dropped us Symbol of Aries, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Virgo, Symbol of Sagittarius, Dragon Heart Recipe, and Magic Earring Recipe.

We crafted the Magic Earrings, and then threw 2,000+ chips on various weapons, rings, belts, necklaces, and earrings. In the end, only a few items were finished. The earrings won't cooperate, and kept getting +2 enchantment. Several weapons ended up with duplicate racial enchantments. We wish there is a NPC service to allow transfer of enchantment between weapons of similar grade.

Featuring Dragon's Scale Sabre, Kobold's Bone Sabre, La Talent de la Perle,…

Update Preview: New Expert Stances

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IMC has released a new update preview here. Preview contents may be subject to further changes.


1. New Stances for Catherine
Catherine STR will get a new polearm stance [Brandish Arm], which can also summon Mighty Victor. Catherine DEX will get a new bayonet stance [Split Shooter]. This will be a long-ranged, wide-area effect. She can also summon Crown Lloyd.


Catherine INT will get a new dual elemental (LOE) bracelet stance [Activator], featuring medium-range, wide-area, and fast-casting skills. She can summon Lady Sasha. Catherine the Summoner will get a new controller stance [Puppet Master] to summon Mighty Victor, Crown Lloyd, and Lady Sasha. She can self-destruct the dolls. The summoned dolls become more powerful at higher levels, and will be destroyed when changing stances. The stance book is expected to be available via quests.


 The stances are added in v10.14.0. Added links above to stance screenshots. See Play Forum articles on [Brandish Arm], [Split Shooter], [Activator], and [

G1 Ralph & Black Dragon

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G1 (US) has released Ralph and Black Dragon Pet from now until April 25. Both requires items from cash shop. See Ralph and Black Dragon Pet for details, and here for answers on trade status of various items.

Ralph's Prison Key (500 Gold) can be used by clicking on the green arrow at City of Auch (D8). The possible rewards include Ralph Character Card, [Shining Sting] Stance Book, Improved [Shining Sting] Ring, L'energie de L'opale (AR33 Jewel Crossbow), and more.


[Black Dragon] ATK vs. Monsters +15%, Penetration +5, Critical +10, Accuracy +10, Movement Speed +10% 
Black Dragon Box (400 Gold) may drop Black Dragon Pet Box, EXP Cards, Stance EXP Cards, Triumph Potions, Drop Rate Manuals, Earth Stones, Strength Potions, Pet Food, L100 Enchantment Chips, Citadel of the Gods Pass (1 day), and Honor Cards.

Angel Moroni

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The Angel Moroni is a figure that featured prominently in Latter Day Saints theology. He allegedly appeared to Joseph Smith, the founder of Latter Day Saints movement, and several other witnesses in 1800s. He was the guardian of the Golden Plates, which were believed to be the source material for the Book of Mormon. Moroni was believed to be a prophet of the native Americans prior to becoming an angel after his death.

Compared to other mainstream modern Christians, the Mormons reject the Nicene Creed of the 4th century and have additional scriptures, such the Book of Mormon and the Pearl of Great Price. They believed Jesus visited America and provided further revelations to the native Americans.

The name Moroni is subject to censorship by the incompetent word filter of Granado Espada game client. (The word moron is censored.) There is also a South Park episode that parodied the history of the Book of Mormon. You can watch the episode - All About Mormons - here.

Sword 183: Ice Weapons Part 1

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Character training is advancing slow, since we do not passive train much lately. Lara (Brunie) reached Expert Lv.5 in Viron forests, while Maimonides (m/mus) was promoted to Expert Lv.1 after several mining trips in Castilla Mine. We went on to poke around inside Caebolan, and so far Argus' drops were crap...


In Viron, we made 15 attempts at Grade 6 alchemy, and got 2 Jewel Powders, which used to craft Crafted Physical RES Necklace. We decided to craft 2 more magic accessories as well - Magic Shoes and Magic Earrings. Still need to enchant them properly... maybe next week.

Team Arena missions yielded Symbol of Libra, Symbol of Cancer, Symbol of Scorpio, Symbol of Virgo, and of course without fail... cheap Symbol of Sagittarius. Again. Assorted Constellation Boxes dropped 2 Symbols of Gemini, 2 Symbols of Scorpio, 2 Symbols of Libra, Symbol of Pisces, Symbol of Aquarius, Symbol of Taurus, and Symbol of Aries. Skeleton Dungeon Bounty Hunt rewarded our Veterans with several Crafted K…

Mary + Sweeper

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A new character - Mary - has been added in v10.11.0.

Mary
STR50Icon TypeMusketeerAGI70Initial Level60

Fixed Drops: Lucifer Gardens & Time Paradox

The following tables list the fixed drops of various monsters, based on datatable_monster.ies file from Singapore game client (v9.5). Other kinds of drops are not included below.

The following monsters are from Lucifer Castle Gardens.

Field Monster Fixed Drops Mantara 1-20 Mantara Root (1/1), 1-20 Mantara Fruit (1/1),  1-20 Mantara Skin (1/1), 1-10 Symbol of Naraka (1/1) Arbremon 1-15 Arbremon Seed (1/1), 1-15 Arbremon Leaf (1/1),  1-15 Arbremon Resin (1/1), 1-10 Symbol of Naraka (1/1) Sauterelle 1-20 Sauterelle Wing (1/1), 1-20 Sauterelle Baton (1/1),  1-20 Sauterelle Feeler (1/1), 1-10 Symbol of Naraka (1/1) Soltiegus 1-5 Constellation Box (1/2), 1-5 Symbol of Naraka (1/2), 1 Dragon Heart (1/100), 1-20 Red Jewel Fragment (1/2), 1-20 Stone of Soul (1/2) Rose the Heart

Sword 182: Anemone

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Three of our family members advanced in level this week. Eisheth (Crazy Emilia) reached Master Lv.3 inside Castilla Relic, and Selvaria (Selva) was promoted to Expert Lv.1 after several runs in Castilla Mine. Brisingamen (Karjalain) also reached Expert Lv.6.

This week's symbol collection was quite bad, plagued with low quality and low quantity... basically all the cheap ones - Symbol of Cancer, Symbol of Taurus, Symbol of Virgo, and Symbol of Sagittarius. Joaquin Underground Prison yielded Artisan's Earring Recipe and Qualified Earring. We also won another Artisan's Earring Recipe and Elite Le Noir (ele) Recipe from some field bosses.


Taking advantage of the 10% Discount Sale and Anemone Costume Promotion, we used our reserves of G1 Credits to get several Gold packages in order to craft and process our new fighter armor... Crafting it really used up a lot of Gold. It used to be that high-end armors drop whole instead of recipes. It seems the change towards more recipe drop…

Spring Event 2012

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Korean servers have started Spring Event during  March 08-22, 2012. Clovers will spawn randomly in combat zones. Clicking on them will provide EXP +30% buff. The first clover buff for each day will last 1 hour, while subsequent ones will last 30 minutes.


Moreover, the first clover of the day may also give you an item - Clover, Green Clover, or Four-Leaf Clover. The item may be traded with the Green Girl (event NPC) in Reboldeaux for Soul Crystal (Event), Ring Box (Event), and Socket Flux (Event) respectively.

See the official event notice and forum article for more information. This event may eventually be "exported" to other regional servers...

This event has been "exported". See Spring Time Event (SG) and 《GE王者之劍R》春天最好飆等級 (TW).

Fixed Drops: Ancient Castilla Temple

The following table lists the fixed drops for monsters inside Ancient Castilla Temple. The data is derived from Singapore edition game client (v9.5). Kryptonite (Grade 5), Red Jewel Fragment (Grade 4), and Stone of Soul (Grade 4) are alchemy materials, used in Grade 13+ alchemy to acquire Devil's Dream. For more information on Ancient Castilla Temple, see 신규 지역 - 고대의 카스티야, 신전 (Korea) and 古代カスティア神殿:Virgin家の女たち2 (Japan).


Monster Fixed Drops Ancient Sasa Assassin Vampiric Edge (1/70,000), The Gladiator (1/70,000), Le Blanc - Fig (1/70,000),
 Kryptonite (1/2,000) Ancient Sasa Pikeman Sword Breaker (1/70,000), Robe of Ziz (1/70,000), Le Blanc - Wiz (1/70,000),
 Kryptonite (1/2,000) Ancient Female Knight's Soul Desert Storm (1/70,000), The Black Dragon (1/70,000), Le Blanc - Ele (1/70,000),
Le Blanc - Sco (1/70,000), Kryptonite (1/3,000) Ancient Male Knight's Soul Grim-Wight (1/70,000), Daemon Slayer (1/70,000), Le Blanc - Mus (1/70,000),
Kryptonite (1/3,000) Ancient M…