Showing posts from June, 2015

Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn

Several years ago, I got bored with Granado Espada and was checking out Dragon Nest. I briefly mentioned it in a family journal entry here. I got bored of the game eventually for several reasons... its frustratingly small inventory, could-have-been-better graphics, and Nexon's IP blocks.

Anyway, for those who did not already know, there was a movie called Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn released in 2014. While I got bored of the game and frustrated with its small inventory size, the movie is actually quite good. It covers the background story of the game, featuring some of the major NPCs like Argenta.

The movie is in Mandarin Chinese. You can also download the full movie (.mkv) here, or watch it online at the following sites:
Youku 龙之谷:破晓奇兵LeTV 龙之谷:破晓奇兵Kiss Cartoon: Dragon Nest Movie (English Subtitles)
According to Mili Pictures, there will be a movie sequel called Dragon Nest: Throne of Elves.

The sequel to Mili’s hugely successful Dragon Nest: Warriors’ Dawn takes the story of …

Japan Update: Truth of Viron Episode 1

Japan servers have updated to Truth of Viron (aka Leaders of a New Era) Episode 1. Also introducing the new Bernier (ベルニエシリーズ) weapon series with ATK Rating 40, and innate stats of ATK vs. All Races 80% and Penetration +10.

Lynn and Silver Flare Lynn are voiced by Kakuma Ai (加隈亜衣), who performed in Amagi Brilliant Park (Sento Isuzu), Selector Infected WIXOSS (Kominato Ruuko), Rokka no Yuusha (Rosso Chamo), and High School DxD BorN (Rossweisse).

The latest Japanese and Korean sound effects files have been uploaded as and respectively. These files include voices for Lynn and Silver Flare Lynn.

Related Links
Truth of Viron Episode 1 Preview Site
アップデート記念イベント「皇室騎士の晩餐」 Jun 24 - Jul 08, 2015
おかえりなさいキャンペーン Jun 24 - Jul 22, 2015

Mission Impossible 2

Europe server has renewed the old Cruise's Mission Impossible event, while American server never even got the event the first time.

Complete specific raid missions, mini-games, or accumulate play-time to acquire event tickets. The tickets can be used to exchange for the following items in Europe server.

Related Links
Cruise's Mission Impossible 2 Jun 16 - Jul 14, 2015

Recruit Lynn

Recruit Lynn quests were added in v24.85.71. You will need the following items:

Great Cabbage x15
Giant Cockatrice Egg x30
Cabosse x100
Clear Rum x50
Cast Iron x200 or Composite Steel x3,000
Growth Stone x15 (optional)
Illier Style Comodo Steak x1
Illier Style Spider Steak x1
Illier Style Boar Steak x1
Illier Style Golden Apple Pie x1
Illier Style Special Salad x1

You must also have created the following characters, depending on which route you have chosen.
Panfilo (or Battle Cook Panfilo)
Claude (optional)
Daria (optional)
This quest guide has been updated to v24.85.71. This does not reflect changes (if any) made by later versions. Thanks to everyone who left comments on the various routes.

Synopsis : After being injured by Pharrel, Lynn's wound does not heal properly due to the energy of Montoro in Lucifer Castle. You bring her to Elisa for treatment. After taking Elisa's medicine, Lynn gets better but wants to eat a proper Illier meal.

Lynn feels something is missing in thos…

Imperial Wheel S 108

Imperial Wheel S 108 has been updated for June 10-12, 2015. The key features are:
Tyrant NecklaceTyrant EarringsPet Box (Afkeer) - ATK Rating +2, ATK vs. Monster +10%, Physical Penetration +30, Lv.12 Divine Bless, ATK Speed -20%, Movement Speed -20%, Accuracy -20, Critical -20, All RES -20Rifle-Ultimate stance book + ringsAbyss Bayonet - Penetration +15, Immunity -5, Critical +5, ATK vs. All Races +20%Vigilar Armor (Fighter) There is also a new unique wizard stance (Japan only) called Rod-Ultimate. See 6/10アップデート情報 for details.

Patch Highlights v24.80.03 ~ v24.93.46

The following post summarizes some changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. American server is currently at v23.41.50. See Patch Notes page for earlier versions.

See also the next scenario after Armonia - Leaders of a New Era update:
새 시대의 인도자 Episode 1 Mini-SiteUpdate Preview - (a) Story, (b) Characters, (c) Areas, and (d) Events.

Leader of New Era Episode 1 Scenario

Leader of New Era Episode 1 scenario was added in v24.85.71. No normal item is needed for this scenario.

This quest guide has been updated to v24.85.71. This does not reflect changes (if any) made by later versions.

Synopsis : Fritz summons the Violacea members and informs them that Stratavista is coming forth from the shadows. Stratavista has agents in Illier, Armonia, Bristia, Granado Espada, and even nations of the East. Grandma says that they are after "complete control of all mankind", based on what she has seen in her time with Archduke Felipe. War is imminent, and Jurgen is somehow involved.

Van refuses to be a representative of Armonia to hide his presence from Marquis Hernandez. Fritz tells him about Code Name L heading for Lucifer Castle in Viron. Beatrice confronts Van in Viron, saying Hernandez has ordered his death if Van betrays him.

Grandma reveals to you that an Armonia priest spying on Stratavista mentions a mysterious Stratavista nominee called Code Name …

Laptop Overheats While Gaming

My old laptop always have overheating issues when running Granado Espada game client. It will get really hot and then the operating system just crashes, and the laptop has to be restarted. Here are some methods to reduce heat. Changing settings may introduce some lag, but it is still better to lag than to have a entire system crash.

A. Reduce Processor State
I have found this to be very effective in preventing overheating. You may need to lower the number further if it still overheats at 95%. See How To Prevent Your Laptop From Overheating [Windows 7] as well.
Go to Control Panel > Display > Adjust Brightness window.Click Change Plan Setting for the currently selected power plan.Click Change Advanced Power Settings to open Power Options window. Reduce Maximum Processor State from 100% to a lower number (e.g. 95%, 80%, 50%).Reduce Minimum Processor State to a lower number accordingly. Click OK to apply the changes.
B. Change GPU Settings
Change the following GPU Settings. The exac…