Showing posts from May, 2012

Society Betrayal Quests

Before you can switch allegiance, you must have joined either the Republican Society Gleichstellung (aka Souveran, Sahasrha) or the Royalist Society Lealtad (aka Esmero, Dronarati). To start/complete the quests, talk to the opposition leader - Republican Simon Ayende in Villa de Libertad (Auch) or Princess Gabriela in Royalist Embassy (Reboldeaux). All quests must be done in sequence.

When all the quests are completed, you may choose to switch to the new society. You will also have the option to either quietly join the society or announce it to the entire server (i.e. server notice similar to Master character promotion).


[100] Simon's Test: Obtain Provisions 1
You must bring a lot of food in order to prove to Simon Ayende your loyalty to the Republicans.
Collect Spider Steak x50, Boar Steak x50, and Wolf Steak x50. See Cooking for ingredients and other related information.
[100] Simon's Test: Obtain Weapon Materials
You must bring a lot of…

Imperial Wheel V: May 2012

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been updated until June 01, 2012. The new items are featured below. Other items include [Soul Bringer] stance book, [Punisher] stance book, [Innocentio] stance book, General Plate metal armor (DR32 • DEF 232), Nero CromaOthelflight RifleAnsurflight BraceletWedding Dress Costume Set (F/Fig), Black Dragon Dagger Costume, and Soho the Wind Character Set.

Notice all the stupidly hard-to-get stance books are all in the web casino game?

Black Dragon Staff
Weapon Costume • Staff

Black Dragon Shotgun
Weapon Costume • Shotgun

Eolhlight Sabre
Sabre • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 325
ATK Speed +10%, Stun 7%

Niedlight Staff
Staff • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 325
Mind RES +10, Immunity +5, ATK Speed +10%, Max SP +20%

Urlight Tonfa
Tonfa • ATK Rating 34 • ATK 230
Accuracy +10, ATK Speed +10%

Rose of Sonora Costume Set
Body Costume + Hat • Elisa & Cadet Elisa
Click on right image for full-size view. [Source]

Blue Wish Wing (30 Days)
Back Costume • Any Character
ATK Rating +1, DEF Rat…

Magic Circle 29

Magic Circle 29 (Korea) is now available until June 6 (this date again?!). The featured items are listed below.

Admiral Private Costume Set Body Costume + Hair (Blossoms Hair) • Adriana & Cadet Adriana Previously released in Imperial Wheel V: April 2012 (Japan) See here for more screenshots.

Nobleprospe Costume Set (aka Capitaine Costume Set for Ion) Body Costume + Hair (Nobleprospe Style) • Ion Previously released in Imperial Wheel V: April 2012 (Japan) See here for more screenshots.
Tora Character Card

Pet Box (King of Greed)

Cruz's Hunting Event

This imported event lasts until June 6. There are 2 different missions (Beginner & Intermediate), but you may only do one per day. Talk to Cruz after completing the mission for reward.

The original event for Korean server include a 3rd mission based on Trinity Elemental Force (v10.7.0) map, but since Sword 2 is still in v8.5, we don't have the map inside our client. That may be why the mission was not included. The other 2 missions are using Trinity mission map.

For more details, see Cruz Hunter Event (G1) and 크루즈와 함께하면 매일매일 아이템이 펑펑! (Play Forum). Also, both this event and the Call of the Masters event will end on June 6... maybe an update is coming.

Event Mission Information
Location: Cruz in Gigante Port (I8)
Max. Participants: 5 families
Duration: 60 minutes
Recommended Level: Veteran (Beginner), Expert (Intermediate)
Objective: Kill the 3 bosses at the end of each lane to spawn the final boss. Kill the final boss to complete mission. Note that the final Intermediate level b…

Update Preview: Tora & Viki

IMC (Korea) has released a new update preview - 업데이트 미리보기 - 비키 익스퍼트 스탠스... New stance, new character, grind grind grind grind grind...

0. New Personal Skills
In addition, Summoner Catherine, Jack, Angie, and Yeganeh will also have new personal skills in v10.17.0. See 소환, 건설 직스 for screenshots.

See also Play Forum article - 신기술 장착한 소까, 훌륭한 지휘관으로 거듭나나.

1. New Expert Stance - [Trance Robo]
Viki will be getting a new Expert stance [Trance Robo] in v10.18.0. It allows him to summon golems from Viron Clock Tower. The stance also include a skill to buff the summoned monsters, including Auto Baron. The stance book will be available via quest.

2. New Character - Tora
Added a new character - Tora in v10.17.0. To recruit him, you must have completed Lisa's [Blitz Assault] quest, which in turn requires all sub-quests related to Adelina and Lisa. His unique stance is [Dark Avenger], using javelin + dagger. It is an offensive stance, with dash and throwing skills. It seems he will automatically g…

Sword 190: Inactivity

We haven't been in Granado Espada much this week, as we decided to take a short break after the last weekend. It is getting really boring and repetitive. Everything becomes just a routine and habit. Once the routine is broken though, it seems there is usually much less motivation to logon again. Bleh. In the first place, as previously mentioned here, v8.5 doesn't have much to offer to begin with.

But really, the game needs something radically new and different, and not just new characters, stances, equipment, and raids. Training characters and stances are just plainly repetitive. The process of crafting, upgrading, and enchanting equipment is repetitive too. The cycle just repeats endlessly with higher and higher ATK/DEF Rating equipment or different equipment types. Even the current raid designs - bosses with hundreds of millions of hit points and one-hit knock-out attacks (if you lag or make one wrong move) - rail-road players into the same specific teams/roles. Frequent stu…

Roulette: Lightning Gate

In v9.2, Lightning Gate will have a mission version. See Gate of Lightning: The Silent Maze for basic raid information. The roulette table is as follows, based on Singapore game client (v9.5). See here for general information on the table.

LimitTimeCountRatioItem Group000         80,000 1 L92 Elite Weapon, 1 L92 Elite Steel Weapon000         80,000