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[KOR] New characters—Lu (루).   ⭐   New preview site—Altria Episode 2: Viento del Mar.   ⭐  

Halloween 2018

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IMC has released the annual Halloween event for 2018. Other servers would probably get the event in the next 1-2 weeks. Simply talk to Event NPC in Reboldoeux for a daily quest mission involving rank missions.

Event items can be traded for Halloween Costumes for Jaina/Daisy (30 tickets), Halloween Hair for Jaina/Daisy (20 tickets), Vampire Costumes for Leona/Calyce/Grandies/Valeria Vendetta (25 tickets), Vampire Hair for Leona/Calyce/Grandies/Valeria Vendetta (15 tickets), Halloween Pumpkin Hats for Stock/Viki/Ludin/Montoro/etc. (10 tickets), Abyss Weapon Costume [ATK vs. Monster +10% for 30 days] (20 tickets), etc.


New Halloween Costumes for Rosa, Van, and Executor Anis plus Halloween Weapon Costumes are available as cash packages.


Related Links
[KOR] 할로윈 축제 🔗 Oct 18-Nov 01, 2018
[KOR] Silver Server Patch Notes v30.27.18 🔗
[USA] Halloween Fan Art/Screenshot Contest 🔗 Oct 13-29, 2018

School Diary Event

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SEA server is importing school diary event from Korean server. Talk to Event NPC in Reboldoeux and complete a daily event quest (e.g. Day 1 = Demonic Porto Bello mission x1) to get a fixed amount of event items.

The event items can be used to acquire costumes from the event shops, such as various School Look costumes (e.g. Leona, Nena, Gracielo, Anis, Jane, Sirius), Character Card Box III, Evil/Strata Devil Weapons, etc. There is also a special event buff (ATK +150% per character) for using specific characters (Joshua, Rubiana, Dolores, Montoro, Viki, etc.) in Rank 2-7 missions. See Costume Boutique 🔗 for costume screenshots.



Related Links
[KOR] 베스파뇰라 사립학교의 극한직업 체험 🔗 Apr 04-16, 2018
[SEA] School Diary Event 🔗 Oct 10-24, 2018

Patch Notes v30.05.85 - v30.22.95

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The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers from Aug 16 to Oct 04, 2018. See Patch Notes page for other versions.



v30.05.85
Added 24th and 25th barracks, using 8 and 9 slots each; up to family level 85.Reduced difficulty for Leader of New Era quests. See here 🔗 for details.Modified Sierra's daily quest from Heaven's Altar Protection mission to Balanced Room Nightmare Unicorn.Fixed drop rate of Viscount Skull Ring in Room of the Dead missions.Fixed mission lobby issues.Fixed Perfect Shiny Crystal quest item drop rate.Fixed issues in Joaquin Barrier Siege, Bloody Navy, Torsche's Mansion Basement missions.Fixed Recruit Rosa quest issues.Fixed issue for novice item exchange.
v30.08.84
Added new character—Aisha 🔗 to Lyndon Box 🔗. See NPC Aisha Skill Motions 🔗 and Developer's Note: Aisha 🔗.Added her rings to Chester's Ring Box.Initialized family attributes for accounts with family level 86+.Modified Rank missions.Increased amount o…

Europe Update: Altria Episode 1

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Europe server has updated to Altria Episode 1 (v29.99.94), along with the imported events. The first event involves a mini-game, while the second event involves completing 10 ranks of missions. Rewards include various weapons (up to Valeron), armors (up to Strata Devil), Expert Enchantment Chips, Enhanced Enchantment Sedatives, Altria Pioneer Medal (ATK +3%, All Stats +1), etc.



Related Links
Altria Episode 1 Preview Site 🔗
Patch Notes v29.99.94 🔗
Altria Update Celebration 🔗

SEA Update v29.99.94

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SEA server has updated to v29.99.94, featuring revisions to various quests and scenarios. See Patch Notes v29.99.94 🔗 for details. If you are using custom skins, download the latest skin packs (v29.79.16) here to fix the missing gauge bars (i.e. tax bars in world map) for Altria Episode 1.

Also, maintenance is postponed to Thursday for the next 2 weeks. This would probably affect T3Fun server as well. See Maintenance Schedule Changes for Sep-Oct 2018 🔗.



Localize Mod: Change Appearances

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Read Modifying Localize File first. The following are some examples on changing appearances. There are a few columns in the data table to understand:
FileName = the file to load for the specific item/character/etc.MaterialSet = the XML file that modifies the file listed in FileName, usually for creating a variant of the original.ParticleName = the default glow for weapons, weapon costumes, and buffs.ParticleCount = the amount of glow for the weapons, weapon costumes, and buffs.EmitterName = alternate glow group for weapons, weapon costumes, etc. Generally, to replace one thing with another, you need to find the ClassNames of both things, then find the respective values (including "None") for the desired columns. Note that an event item is considered a separate item from its normal version, so you may want to change both the event item and the normal item. See Jupath Database 🔗 for a list of weapons and costumes.





Body & Head Costumes
These are found in datatable_item_const…

Localize Mod: Change Sounds

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Read Modifying Localize File first. This post is about localizing music and drop sound effects.




MAP MUSIC
This is found in datatable_map.ies file. You can also change the play list of specific maps. For example, I usually play with no music except for the login screen music. This way, hearing music will tell me that the client has disconnected and has returned to the login screen. To have no music except login screen music, use GE Tools to extract bgm.ipf file, then delete all extracted files except for kimjs_granado_espada.wma, then compile IPF from the extracted folder.

However, Bounty Hunter's Guild map uses the login screen music... To remove that, the play list must be changed from Reception_Hall to something else (e.g. Auch).

SetPropertyString("Map", "guild_bounty", "BgmPlayList", "Auch");

ITEM DROP SOUNDS
This is found in datatable_item_etc.ies and other datatable_item_*.ies files. You can change the drop sounds of various items. This e…

Summer Snow Festival

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Europe server is importing Summer Snow Festival from Korean server. Talk to Event NPC and hunt a random monster race in field maps for 30 event quest items. The daily event quest rewards 2 event tickets. The event shop features summer costumes (10-12 tickets) and hats (5-7 tickets), including the newer ones for Judith, Blue Flame Ludin, Ramiro, Viki, Bane, Sirius, JD, Leona, Lynn, Nena, etc.



Related Links
[KOR] 여름눈꽂축제 🔗 Aug 09 - Sep 20, 2018
[DEU] Summer Snow Festival 🔗 Aug 28 - Oct 09, 2018

SEA & USA Updates

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SEA server has updated to Altria Episode 1 (v29.79.16), while USA server has updated from Patch 222150 to Extended Item Slot (v29.58.64; Patch 222195). Leave comments for Altria Episode 1 Scenario quest guide, especially on the quest routes and the latter part derived from Japanese guide. Only a short incomplete guide exists for Recruit Coa 🔗 quests. If you use skins for USA server, be sure to get the updated skin packs for v29.58.64 here.



Related Links
[SEA] Scheduled Maintenance for Aug 22, 2018 🔗
[USA] Patch Notes 29.49.48 to 29.58.64 🔗

Localize Mod: Change Texts

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Read Modifying Localize File first. You can also change text by editing dictionary_local.xml file (extracted from dictionary.ipf), but sometimes multiple entities (items/monsters/characters/etc.) use the same dictionary line. Modifying them within the localize file allows text change to a specific entity.



You can rename monsters to differentiate them from other monsters, such as the clones of bosses in Armonia Gloria and Viego. These are found in datatable_monster*.ies files. You can do this with Resize Stuffs to make the difference more significant.
SetPropertyString("Monster", "monster_arm_mutation1_copy", "Name", "Ubeth Clone");
SetPropertyString("Monster", "monster_arm_mutation2_copy", "Name", "Harz Clone");
SetPropertyString("Monster", "monster_arm_mutation3_copy", "Name", "Hassen Clone");
SetPropertyString("Monster", "monster_arm_mutation4_copy&q…

Patch Notes v29.82.82 - v30.03.19

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The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers from Jun 20 to Aug 08, 2018. See Patch Notes page for other versions.




v29.82.82
Added new character—Kiss 🔗 to Lyndon Box 🔗. See also [YouTube] Kiss All Skill Motions 🔗.Added skill rings to Chester's Ring Box. Fixed various issues relating to equipment, market search, scenario quests, animation/pose, etc.
v29.85.19
Added background image to certain properties.Auto-open Receive Premium Items window when you buy something from cash shop.Fixed various issues with animation, pose, market search, NPC name, and Infinite Challenge boss skill.Modified Red Ball's buff for HP Recovery from 100 to 50.
v29.87.98
Added new Rank 7 mission—Camellia Teia. You can enter from Frourio. See here 🔗 for more information.Added Game Options (Alt + O) to change shortcuts and resolution without restarting game client.Added Guardian Coa to Heavenly Character Card Box.Revised Bahama Prophet's Forest scenarios by reducing…

Summer Weapon Hunt

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USA server is having a new event—Summer Spotlight: Weapon Hunting 🔗 during Aug 08-17, 2018 for various event rewards.
Collect Elemental Gate Weapons from roulette during event period for Great Spodumene x3 [1 weapon], AR36 Weapon Box x3 + Strata Devil Accessory Summon Stone [3 weapons], AR37 Weapon Box + Enhanced Crystal Wings (15 days) x2 [5 weapons], and Onyx [10 weapons].  Collect 50 Veteran Enchantment Chips from roulette in Gate of Ice/Lightning and Inside the Crater missions for Costume Rumin Box (30 days) x2 and Enhanced Enchantment Tranquilizer x35.

Altria Episode 1: Forward Base Frourio

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Altria Episode 1 scenario was added in v29.76.10. The following is based on FatSnake's partial guide supplemented by guide from Japanese GE Wiki. I will rewrite and reformat the guide when I have personally completed it.




[130][Forward Base Frourio] New Development
Prerequisites: Completed Seal Novia quest (see Recruit Gavin 🔗).
Trigger quest mail by moving to any town.Talk to Sir Lyndon in Cite de Reboldoeux (H6).Talk to Domingo in Cite de Reboldoeux (E8).Talk to Idge in Cite de Reboldoeux (E6).Collect Hard Skin of Chrysalis (quest item) x10 by killing Chrysalis (100%) in Chrysalis (Rank 4) mission.Talk to Idge in Cite de Reboldoeux (E6) to give the above items.Talk to Najib Sharif in Cite de Reboldoeux (D7).Collect Parsair's Cannonball (quest item) x200 by killing Parsair (20%) in Vergo the Cursed (Rank 3) mission.Talk to Najib Sharif in Cite de Reboldoeux (D7) to give the above items.
[130][Forward Base Frourio] Fighting
Prerequisites: Completed the quest above.
Trigger a quest…

Taiwan Update

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Taiwan server has updated to The Symphonia Episodes 3+4+5 on Jul 25, 2018. Their Lyndon Box is already releasing Guardian Coa... yet their update version is so far behind.




Related Links
新時代交響曲 🔗
新時代交響曲完結篇改版資訊(1) 🔗
新時代交響曲完結篇改版資訊(2) 🔗

Play Time Event: Aug - Oct 2018

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USA server is having another Play Time Event 🔗 for Aug 01 - Oct 10, 2018 (71 days). Featured rewards include Jaina Card (3000 points), Jane Card (3000 points), Greek Croma Summon Stone (1100 points), and Evil Accessory Summon Stone (1000 points). To get all featured rewards, you need an average of 115 points (19.2 hours) per day.


Rosa's Rock Festival

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European and SEA servers have imported another Korean server event—Rosa's Rock Festival for 2 weeks. Talk to Event NPC Rosa to join a special event mission.

Inside the mission, talk to Rosa to choose easy (AR/DR 60-62) or hard (AR/DR 71-74) mode, then kill 50 wildlife monsters, followed by Dark Celberos (lifeless). Both modes gives 3 event tickets. Hard mode gives more Soul Crystals, Principal Ampules, Veteran Enchantment Chips, and Expert Enchantment Chips than easy mode.

The event shop includes Weapon Costume Summon Stone - Bernier/Curse/Character (15 tickets), Weapon Costume Exchange Coupon (10 tickets), various wings (10 tickets), great dishes (10 tickets), and Training Card G (1 ticket).



Related Links
[KOR] 로사의 락 페스티벌 🔗 Jul 07-26, 2018
[DEU] Rosa's Rock Festival 🔗 Jul 31-Aug 14, 2018
[SEA] Rosa's Rock Festival Event 🔗 Aug 01-16, 2018
[USA] Rosa's Rock Festival 🔗 Sep 05-19, 2018

Weekend Token Rush

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T3Fun is having Weekend Token Rush 🔗 event for Jul 28-29, 2018 (Sat-Sun). Simply collect Bounty Hunter's Guild Tokens during the event period for rewards on Jul 31, 2018 (Tue). Note that Demonic Missions (Hard) do not include tokens as roulette rewards.


The rewards include:
50 tokens = GE 12th Anniversary Pioneering Diary100 tokens = Ring Box (event) x15, Warp Free Pass (15 days, Event)300 tokens = Weapon Costume Summon Stone - Bernier (Event), High Master Card (Event) x2500 tokens = Pet Food x300, Wings of Red Devil (7 days) x21000 tokens = Coral Rumin Pioneer diary will be removed on Sep 03, 2018 (Mon), and its contents are:

SEA Update v29.69.56

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SEA server has updated to v29.69.56, featuring... uh, arrangement function for warp list, I guess? There's nothing much really. It's just one patch before Altria Episode 1. See Scheduled Maintenance for July 25, 2018 🔗 for patch notes. Oh, and last week, they recycled the old Young Divino Event (2014) with updated rewards.



Europe Update + Pioneer Journal Event

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European server has updated to v29.69.56, featuring extended item slots. If you are using custom skins, download the latest skins (v29.58.64) from here. There is also the 12th Pioneer Journal Event (1 week) for Family Lv.25+.



Related Links
Patch and Maintenance Notice - 24th July, 2018 🔗
v29.69.56 EU server Update News 🔗

Localize Mod: Change Sizes

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You can resize certain things in-game on your client side to make them appear bigger or smaller. Open the appropriate .ies file and look up the Name or ItemName column to find the correct ClassName. You may need to cross-reference the dictionary_local file. Then, find the Scale column to adjust the default value. See Modifying Localize File first if you are unsure about what to do. The following are some examples on what you can resize.



Resize Drop Items
Most drop items are in datatable_item_etc.ies file, while others are in their respective item categories (armor, ring, glove, recipe, etc.). For example, let's resize Petrified Hearts that are dropped by Sacred Vespanola Soldiers, so it's easier to click on them. If you need to farm 1000 Seals of Hero to craft Viscount Montoro's Ring, you make the seals easier to see/click while you farm them... Oh, how about Shiny Box that drops in Viron forests? Let's make them all bigger.
SetPropertyNumber("Item", "pet…

Summer Spotlight: Weapon Crafting

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American server is having Summer Spotlight: Weapon Crafting 🔗 event. Simply acquire the following weapon as a quest reward during the specified week.
July 1-8: Diary of Veronif 🔗. Reward: Summer Weapon Costume Summon Stone (Event), Enchantment Tranquilizer (Event; 5 minutes); Character: Queen Sereni Joshua.July 9-16: Old Broom of Witch. Reward: Sacred Chaos Requiem Pass (Event; 3 days), Enchantment Tranquilizer (Event; 5 minutes); Character: Aclla.July 17-24: Le Conjelable (not repeatable) or Encyclopedia 🔗. Reward: Dazzling Obsidian, Red Devil Wings (7 days); Character: Rada.Special: "Craft" all 3 weapons above. Reward: Grade 37 Weapon Box (Event), Dazzling Spodumene. Each week, there are also 1 winner of 5,000 T-Coins and 2 winners of a character card (event).


SEA Update + Skin Update

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SEA server has updated to v29.58.64 🔗, featuring Lord of Death and extended item slots. This updates the skin files—button.bmp and slotbar.tga. If you are using custom skins, download the skin packs for v29.58.64 from here. Skin packs for v29.58.64 are not entirely backward-compatible, so if you use it for earlier versions, replace slotbar.tga with slotbar_v287560.tga.




Patch Notes v29.60.49 - v29.79.16

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The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. See Patch Notes page for other versions.




v29.60.49
Added function to arrange order in Warp List.Modified Game Transaction Password.Modified a recipe (Purified Stone Gas Piece?) to use Refined Ionium instead of Refined Quartz.Modified text color to red when map is not accessible via Quest Warp UI.Fixed dress room bug.
v29.62.74
Added Misa Machina to Heavenly Character Box.Fixed some sound and buff issues.Started Love & Thanks Event 🔗 for 1 week, doubling roulette rewards.
v29.65.90
Fixed costume issues.Fixed Lord of Death, Violeta Ferro stances.
v29.69.56
Added new character—Guardian Coa 🔗 to Lyndon Box 🔗.Added her skill rings to Zenos' Ring Box. See Guardian Coa All Skill Motions 🔗 for YouTube video.Modified Rock NPC respawn time from 1 hour to 1 minute for quest.Fixed some map issues.Started Angry Coa Event 🔗 for 2 weeks. See also Angry Coa Mini-Game 🔗.Started Battle of Altria Event 🔗 for 4 wee…

World Cup 2018 Event

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Korea/SEA servers are having an event corresponding with World Cup 2018, featuring the new Red Ball and Blue Ball pets. The pets drop random items (e.g. rare stance books, ring boxes, artifact materials) during event period.



Related Links
[KOR] We the Reds! 🔗 6/14-6/28, 2018
[SEA] Catch That Soccer Ball! 🔗 6/14-7/18, 2018
[DEU] We, Red Champions! 🔗 7/03-17, 2018

USA Update: Revised Colony War

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T3Fun has updated from Patch 222125 to Colony War Revision (v29.47.00; Patch 222135; X-Trap 10.2016-2448). The previous update (Mar 14) was 3 months ago.  Skins from v28.75.60 can still be used without issues. There is also Call of Hermes 🔗 event (6/14-7/04, 2018), previously released in other regions here.





Related Links
[Patch Notes] 29.11.12 to 29.13.53 🔗 Colony War
[Patch Notes] 29.16.51 to 29.27.95 🔗 Selene
[Patch Notes] 29.33.53 🔗 Stance Updates
[Patch Notes] 29.33.53 (continued) 🔗 Stance Updates
[Patch Notes] 29.38.75 to 29.44.56 🔗 Barong Pet
[Patch Notes] 29.47.00 🔗 Stance Updates

Thai Update: The Symphonia Ep.4

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Thai server has updated to The Symphonia Episode 4 🔗 on June 11, 2018. Tiny Auto Baron Pet 🔗 was added to Lyndon Box. There are also 10 Vis Roulette, Angry Lhote 🔗, and Daily Gift 🔗 events. See Patch Update 🔗 for details.



Meanwhile, Taiwan server 🔗 does not seem to be getting anywhere... There are only cash-related stuffs on its website.

Special Login Event

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T3Fun is having a new login event—Special Event Part 1 🔗 (6/01-7/13, 2018). After game login, you can claim freebies daily from the event website. Additional stuffs are available for clearing scenario quests, family levels, mission points, and play time.

Update (6/05): According to Facebook 🔗, the event has been cancelled due to server error. Compensation is pending.


I haven't been active lately…I didn't even notice there was an event until today. 😛

SEA Update: Stance Revision

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SEA server has updated to v29.47.00 🔗 and started Hermes' Sharing Event.



Public Access for New USA Server

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The new USA server (Espada) is now open for public access on Steam. There is a launch event GM's Request 🔗, which gives Lhote Card and Rascel Card. This is similar to the event for SEA Server Grand Opening.


Furthermore, it now requires Windows 7 or higher to run. See Incompatibility with Earlier Windows 🔗.

For purposes of categorizing in this blog, "USA server" refers to the USA server by T3Fun. This new USA server by IMC will be grouped under "SEA server" instead. I'm working on the assumption that IMC will mirror updates and events for both servers.

School Diary Event

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Europe server has imported School Diary Event from Korean server. The featured rewards are School Look costumes including the new ones for Gracielo, Nena, and Blood Navy/Commander Cano.



Related Links
[KOR] 사립학교의 극한직업 체험 🔗 April 12-26, 2018
[DEU] School Diary Event 🔗 May 15-29, 2018

Remote Desktop with Granado Espada

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You can use remote desktop applications to control your Windows PC, including games such as Granado Espada. This has been tested on Windows 10 (x64) and Android v7.0, with USA game client (X-Trap 10.2016-2448), Europe game client (X-Trap 10.2016-2460), and SEA Steam client.



On Windows PC
Install Chrome Browser 🔗, if you don't already have it.Install Chrome Remote Desktop 🔗 extension from Chrome Store.You must be using Windows 7 or higher to use this extension.Start Chrome Remote Desktop from Chrome Apps panel in Chrome Browser.You can access Chrome Apps panel by typing chrome://apps in the address bar of Chrome Browser. Click My Computers > Enable remote connections.You may need to sign into your Google account first.Download and install chromeremotedesktophost.msi, if Chrome Remote Desktop asks for it.Click My Computers > Enable remote connections again, if you installed the host from Step 5.Choose your PIN and input it twice, then click OK. Your Windows PC is now ready for…

Reading IES Overview

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To read an .ies file, do the following:
Extract ies.ipf file using GE Tools.Convert the desired .ies file(s) to .xml and .prn using GE Tools.Open the .xml file as an xml table or .prn file as a tab-delimited table using Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software.
The .ies files come in a few main groups:
datatable = most data other than monster and NPC.mongenflag = divisions and coordinates of monsters.mongentype = population and id of monsters.npcgen = NPC by map. Map names are listed according to its id. You can check the map id quickly by looking at the URL for a specific map at Jupath GE Database 🔗. For example, Armonia Latina 🔗 has the map id of btlarm01.


Most tables have a few key columns:
id = general group of the data. For example, weapons, necklaces, and costumes are all listed under "Item".ClassID = identity number of a specific data set (character, item, monster, etc.).ClassName = identity name of a specific data set; can be used to reference data in localize …

YouTube Channel RSS Feed

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There is still a way to get RSS feeds from YouTube channels. Simply copy the channel id from the channel URL, which is normally https://www.youtube.com/channel/ChannelIDHere, and paste it into the following URL:
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=ChannelIDHere For example, FatSnake's YouTube channel 🔗 id is UCD34ZT5VteTcNeUAbVh3KNA, so the feed URL becomes https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCD34ZT5VteTcNeUAbVh3KNA 🔗.




As some players prefer to use video guides, I will now add some useful YouTube channels under Pioneer Blogs sidebar (which requires RSS feeds).

Patch Notes v29.38.75 - v29.58.64

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The following post summarizes changes based on patch notes for Korean live servers. See Patch Notes page for other versions.

Here are the patch notes for the past 8 weeks... There's barely anything new, right? When IMC first introduced the scenario episodes, it was meant to be 1 episode per month. The last scenario (The Symphonia Final Episode) was 23 weeks (5+ months) ago. IMC has been slowing down their development of Granado Espada for quite a while now. Perhaps running out of ideas, or losing interest? 😕


v29.38.75
Added new costume sets 🔗 for Scarlett, Ciel, and Hermes as cash packages.Added Doom Slave to Heavenly Character Card Box.Removed Time Crystal quests. Dr. Torsche no longer produces Evil weapons. Added new NPC in Viron for acquiring Evil weapons.Movement speed in town will not be affected by stance. SP will always recover in town.Fixed some quest and tool-tip issues.
v29.41.14
Fixed invisibility detection and missing costumes in dress room.Started Wake Up Grabber Event …