Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 2007! Heya 2008!

Considerably, 30th of December is the last Colony Wars for this year 2007. And I was happy we were able to participate in. though we are not fortunate enough to occupy any colony because there is only three of us online. Our alliances found it strange declaring against 5 factions; Hellsing Faction, AkatsukiTM Faction, CarpeDiem Faction, HuntOrHunted Faction, and HrinFanClub Faction. Most especially thanks to HuntOrHunted Faction for entertaining our declaration and it was really fun chasing with them around.


(In our rage we kick the NPC guard. Show him some love bug)

Before the end of the year, there are special memories that our faction shared. We've been a witnessed to some bug, like the poison yard. Too bad for the NPC guard we kick him to rage. And we have experienced colony wars even though we are no match to distinguished factions. It was also our joy having the first white baron RNPC in Carracci server and was in our faction's disposal. And lastly, the players we've met along the way who was always there with us.

(My member Xei Family presenting Eduardo with it's Grim Ripper)

This year many events happened to the community. We share the laughter and rants thus most of us support Granado Espada all the way. In behalf of Takhisis Faction, Philippine GE Bloggers, and Granado Espada SEA community we like to say "have a wonderful new year!" hope to see you guys around.


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Year Ender: Rave or tons of Rants


1. Back in the Nimrod Bridge event there are misconceptions that made most of the player irritated.
2. And again the Naughty and Nice brings more imbalances to the game releasing 100 unique or other notable weapons that would further slow the growth of other players in terms of competitiveness and fair game play. The Naughty and Nice news is again misleading to such participants; creativity persae and such beaten by simple post of "Dear Santa my three wishes are [insert wishes]"
3. The players don't understand the hardships of Vespanola Time Correspondents. Making the reports fled to this sworn duty just because of they love the game thus receiving senseless flame.

I was disappointed with the facts that came to my knowledge. In the case of Carracci server, how would a player feel when he witnessed himself during the Nimrod Bridge Siege high level players can slay Vergo then all of a sudden level 100 weapons just fell on its feet. But the organizers posted that everyone can join.

The Naughty and Nice event was particularly a nice idea though imbalance was perfectly made (refer above FAQ). And another thing that makes most of the players react is due to misleading information again as they quoted "creativity" which was not followed.

Some of the distinguished bloggers is about to lay-off Vespanola Times due to personal reasons. They stress that whining from malicious players doesn't stop them from reporting but through personal reasons why they are forced to quit.

In these series of events, IAH tried their best to involve the Granado Espada community thus they must perceive the consequences of unorganized execution of plans. Don't they recognize the possibility of game imbalances because of giving away items that suppose to be hard-earn. Or maybe they should think of other alternate options to make the events fair to all level brackets. And even they should be thinking the difference of creativity to those players who has no effort at all then receiving more than a well-deserve player must have.
IAH we should be driving players in, not driving them out.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Takhisis Faction: In a simple way

The pioneering members of Takhisis Faction is here to greet you in a small special way.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Welcome to ver 2.4.18 Bahia Island

Yesterday I thought that I won't able to see the new developments but thanks for the downloadable updater. I don't have to patch via server. Before proceeding to Bahia Island I slay first the Tyrannosaurus Rex on Ustiur Zona Tres to complete my quest for Grandice. After that I went to the island of Bahia.


(VargasII my deputy and me at outer Bahia)

Bahia Island is way too different from other key cities in Granado Espada because the feel was more of you are on vacation. There are numerous changes like; RNPC avatars on player applet were change, some skills were added like Catherine's, text enhancements and some identifiers were change, and so on. There are lots of changes and it's not enough in one sitting to identify all of it.

(Woot~ try it for yourself. But my Claude looks suck on air. Ahihi.)

(Watching Wispshot family of ClubHootHoot Faction)

There are also mini-games in the island. And my personal favorite is the trained mini Diablo who can toss you in the air. Other mini-games like Capybara and Watermelon are also nice especially the arena were you can encounter monsters.


At the end of my gaming hours yesterday I felt so happy about what've seen. I hope there is a chance for me to venture Bahamar swamps but unfortunately is a bit far to veteran. Enjoy the new patch guys.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

No Granado Espada for almost 3 days.


Granado Espada players are off for a break in three days because of the server maintenance and that is weird to other players having almost three-day for maintenance. But the reason of having this maintenance is to give way of updating the new patch version 2.4.0 a combination of "Witches of Bahamar" and "Bahia Island".

I really planned last week that I'm going to play six days this week because my relatives from Denmark and Saudi Arabia will be home for Christmas. Well I stayed in the campus somehow thinking of my characters figuring out what am I going to do with them before the year ends. And now that is what I called path to boredom because I have nothing else to do rather than day dream.

But in the brighter side I've become more curious about the new update, well I can't wait to see Bahia Island and if my character has thicker skin maybe I'll try to venture the Bahamar swamps of its available for access.


For now I don't have any other things in mind because I've already finished two chapters of my thesis, my gifts are wrapped for my godchildren, schedules are set, and friends who has gift for me is being watched. Well to my fellow players in Granado Espada, do wait and we'll see what's ahead after almost three days of update.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Nimrod Bridge Invasion: The Holocaust

There are different reactions about this event; some say they enjoyed it, some are so pissed to describe their anger, and some say the richer gets richer. Before anything else let us check the official website about the announcement, shall we?

"[In-Game Event] Nimrod Bridge Invasion!

In-Game Event - Nimrod Bridge Invasion!

Date: 15 December 2007, Saturday

Cervantes 1600 SGT - 1700 SGT (GMT +8)
Carraci 1700 SGT - 1800 SGT (GMT +8)
Carravaggio 1800 SGT - 1900 SGT (GMT +8)
Pachelbel 1900 SGT - 2000 SGT (GMT +8)
Vivaldi 2000 SGT - 2100 SGT (GMT +8)

Server(s): Cervantes, Carraci, Carravaggio, Pachelbel, Vivaldi

Channel(s): 1 (But who knows? Monsters might be able to change channels. Ho Hum.)

Duration: 45 Minutes ~ 1 hour

Zone(s) Involved: Coimbra Nimrod Bridge

Background: Port of Coimbra is under attack by monsters of unknown origins. Jose the Cannon Trooper leads the New Pioneers to defend the Port of Coimbra. The battle takes place at the Coimbra Nimrod Bridge. Do not let the monsters cross the Coimbra Nimrod Bridge to reach Port of Coimbra!

Objectives: Monsters will appear at one end of the Coimbra Nimrod Bridge??" (Coordinates: I6). Do not allow monsters to reach the other end of the bridge (Coordinates: I2), if not the towns will get invaded!

In-Game Event: FAQ

Q: Can everyone take part in this event?
Yes, everyone can take part in this event. We welcome all new pioneers to contribute their effort in the battle! There will be monsters of various levels to cater to the various level ranges.

Q: Do we need to register for the event?
No, the event is a special in-game request issued by RNPC, Jose Cortasar.

Q: Do we need a Squad to take part in this event?
No, you do not need to be in a squad. However, it will be useful squad up in the battle against the invaders for those nifty buffs and easy communication.

Q: How many zones are related to this event?
The invasion initially takes place in Coimbra Nimrod Bridge, Channel 1. However, we hear rumors that these monsters have special powers to change channels. If they do, a server wide announcement will be given to warn players that monsters are going to invade other channels soon.

Q: What are the available rewards?
Rewards?! This is a state of emergency! The towns could be potentially invaded! We need to band together to protect the continent of Granado Espada! THE TIME IS NOW!

There are no specific rewards for the event, since the fight is voluntary. New pioneers of Granado Espada, its time for you to contribute! Although it has been rumored that the invading monsters carries good drops...

Q: How do I win the event?
It would not be an individual's effort to defend the town, so the victory and failure depends on the whole server's contribution!

Q: So... just out of curiosity, what will happen, if we are unable to defend the Coimbra Nimrod Bridge, not that we want that to happen of course! (at least not all of us...)
The towns get invaded by monsters for an indefinite period of time! You might want to start saving your starting point in Cite De Reboldoeux in case the towns get invaded, not that we want that to happen of course! (at least not all of us...)

Q: Wow! This is a really interesting event! How did this idea come about?
This brilliantly creative suggestion was given here on the Granado Espada forums by one of the beloved members of the Granado Espada community - Di Stowe Family from Pachelbel server. We'll be giving him 10,000 Gpoints as a token of appreciation!

Discuss this here. "

This is quoted from the official GE news bulletin.

1. The administrator indeed warned the players about saving your start point at Site De Reboldoeux if anything turns up a little bit crazy.
"Q: So... just out of curiosity, what will happen, if we are unable to defend the Coimbra Nimrod Bridge, not that we want that to happen of course! (at least not all of us...)
The towns get invaded by monsters for an indefinite period of time! You might want to start saving your starting point in Cite De Reboldoeux in case the towns get invaded, not that we want that to happen of course! (at least not all of us...)
2. There some players who were not reading the news at the Granado Espada official site even at the load applet of Granado Espada.
3. Lastly, the players over reacted when they just realized during the event, the monsters that will attack the Nimrod Bridge is way beyond to compel. And the frustrating part is some players just feast on eyes to item drops that was so elite they couldn't even have a piece of it.


It was 17:15 when the official notice was sent out all over Carracci server. The players from different level bracket stormed Nimrod Bridge at channel 1 just outside the Port of Coimbra. Then at roughly 17:25 the first wave of monsters began to run towards the bridge. Unfortunately most non-veteran players was so surprised because they did not expect such an attack because the administrators quoted that "Yes, everyone can take part in this event. We welcome all new pioneers to contribute their effort in the battle! There will be monsters of various levels to cater to the various level ranges." From here the frustration rises for non-veteran players forcing them to move out and go back grinding again.


(Vergo pawns the head of everybody for 1 Billion vis!)

After the exhausting defence in all channels further notice was sent out around 17:45 that the General of Coimbra died putting up the cities under state of invasion. The notice stressed that the pioneers must move to Site Reboldoeux for safety.


(GM Elril, after the fall of Coimbra.)


(Diablo and Novia some of the noteable destroyers in this event.)

Inevitably high level monsters and boss monsters starts to prowl over the key cities of Coimbra, Auch, and Ustiur Base Camp. The players who just logged browsing through markets, merchants, item shops, and so on were shocked when monsters knocked them down with one hit.


(I think its Christmas after all the rampage.)

In the end of the event, the tempest that was witnessed on other terrorised cities was shed with joy when pioneers moved at Site De Reboldoeux. There are spawn of rabbits and Christmas trees stood out at the front of Pioneering office that glows eminently capturing the attention of pioneers.

The event was somehow a mess in my opinion because the GMs just summon tons of high levelled monsters misleading their information of "everyone can join" and of course causing lag to server. About the drops that were envied, I am nothing against it because in every hardship there is a price. On the other hand they should remove over spawn of monsters at key cities because we have to admit some players don't tend to read announcements that well. But if I am not mistaken they already removed some of it. Because the last time I logged in there are only level 50 Chimeras around. Hope next time the entire event would be equal to all if they really want the whole community to enjoy future events.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

"w00t" is technically a word!

Players all over the world has jargons of their own making it a common ground for anyone to have a smile at it once you read or heard online. Do you know lately that a jargon from massive-multiplayer online gamers become the word of the year? Yes it's true, base on the media release on yahoo, the word "Woot/w00t" has been recognized by Merriam Webster dictionary as "an ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology" as said by John Morse from Merriam Webster.
The Merriam Webster defined the word "w00t" as; a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness or triumph.

So players it doesn't mean that we speak a non-sense word anymore because we did made our own language or an expression just by sitting and chatting around the virtual community. And now we pawned the linguistic world w00t!



Monday, December 3, 2007

Granado Espada at Hataw Hanep Hero


Hataw Hanep Hero or H3 as advertising team calls it celebrated this youth event at SMX convention center beside SM Mall of Asia. The event was really huge and I don't know where to stay thus my dedication of staying is for Granado Espada. Most of the booths were display of different IP-interactive and E-Games related games such as; Granado Espada, RAN, Dance Battle Audition, Supreme Destiny, and O2 Jam.
The booth offers free gaming with their respective games and most are pick a price and tournaments that are game related.



(a)Ms Ivee Feria on seminar (b)participants movie making (c)Anne and CM Veya

That's not it; Granado Espada has free gaming session, free game trial, and most of all movie making seminar to those aspiring directors for the coming Fantazzztic Film Awards.


(Outcasts Faction, Reclusion of Destiny, Fiksdotter and Haagendaz of Takhisis)


Eventually I've met the Outcasts Faction of Carracci along with their faction leader Obviar and our team mate in Fantazzztic Film Awards, IceZ. I've had a lot of fun roaming around and not to mention I got snapshots with Cosplayers who caught my attention. After all its up to you guys to name these characters.






The night was really great, I don't even feel any urge to eat because everywhere I go is eye-candy can't get enough to walk around. Special thanks to Darrick of Reclusion and to his friend for loitering around with me during the event. And thanks for all the people who visited the Granado Espada booth. Cheers to all!


For more crazier pictures visit Reclusion's blog. Related articles; Southernsky's blog and Mena's blog.


Saturday, December 1, 2007

Granado Espada Free to Play: Casts Havoc?


The 30th of November was the one of awakening moment for the Granado Espada community. It was roughly 22:00 when an official announcement was been made by the iahgames prior to suspicion that arises from players who top-up their accounts. It appears that when you top-up your account, you don't have any choices if you are choosing pure g-points for game card activation or g-points with game time. The questions had been answered when this notice arrived at the official Granado Espada SEA site and the post goes like this.

Conversion to Free-to-Play Game Service
IAHGames is pleased to announce that Granado Espada would become a "Free-to-play" online game service. This is in line with Granado Espada's global direction.

The actual day of F2P will be announced shortly.

Loyalty Reward Package Giveaway
In a move to reward GE gamers for their support of IAHGames' first online game, a special "Loyalty Reward Package" will be given away for free.

If you have topped-up at least one GVC from 30th August 2007 to F2P Day or have previously been rewarded with the 90 days free game play time, you will be eligible to receive the "Loyalty Reward Package" containing:
• 5 x Enhancement Tranquilizers
• 5 x Enhancement Boosters
• 5 x Soul Crystals
• 5 x Hrin's Potions
• 1 x Combat Manual Expert (30 days)
• 1 x Tactics Manual (15 days)
• 1 x Forgotten Territory Pass
The giveaway will be put in effect on F2P Day during the scheduled maintenance.

Game Time Conversion Program
All gamers who have remaining game time in their account will have the game value converted to G-points.
• IAHGames will convert 1 day of game time to 30 G-points.
• A round-up policy will be applied, i.e. If you have 10.3 days left, we will round it up to 11 days.
• The conversion will be performed on the F2P day during the scheduled maintenance.
New Granado Espada Content and Activities for 2008
We have a lot of stuff prepared for the whole of 2008. Looking at the list, it'll be a fun-filled 2008 for Granado Espada. New Activities
• GE Comic Artist Competition - GE Gamers will try their hands at creating their own comic strips using GE characters.
• Veteran Club - A select club only for the experts of GE. Members will enjoy monthly benefits.
• Valentines' Day Event - Are you in the mood for love?
• The Summer Bikini Babes - Granado Espada's very own Bikini Babe Pageant
New Game Content
Upcoming V2.5 Features

NEW Maps

- New Map: Sedea Cram Fields
- 2 more new dungeons
- Bahia Island Royal Rumble Raid
- Raid for Royalist Party / Republican Party

NEW Characters & Items
- Monsters: 15 Types
- NPC: 2 Types
- Armors: 10 Types
- Weapons: 20 Types
- Recipes for necklaces
- Boss Monsters: 3 types
- ‘Family - MCC' Type Monsters

NEW Quests!
- Sedea Cram Quest
- Gloved Lady Quest
- Ability Improvement Quest for Ramiro, Tiburon
- Ability Improvement of Reboldoeux Soldier
- Vicente Rio Invitation Quest

NEW Premium RNPCs!
- Necromancer Type
- Bard Type

NEW Skills!
- 6 additional Veteran Level Stances

NEW Game System Functions!
- Reputation Ratings
- Transfer of faction leadership
- System display of family who dealt the last damage to the colony

NEW Item Mall Additions!
- Hats/Wigs: 7 types
- Coimbra Trooper Costume
- Diego Costume

After this announcement the official Granado Espada forums was stormed with rants from subscribers who already bought Limited Edition boxes and some of them already loaded almost 500 days on their account.
This moved was justified by the management through this follow-up post at the main Granado Espada site with this.

"This is not the first time we change our commercial model. After launching monthly subscription-based commercial model of Granado Espada in Korea, HanbitSoft decided to go free-to-play after careful observation of feedbacks from our gamers," said Alex Kim, CEO of HanbitSoft, "This decision turned out to be the right one eventually, which allowed as more gamers to explore Granado Espada. We are glad that IAHGames made the same decision and will reach the same success as our other GE game services."

Says Hakkyu Kim, CEO, IMC Games: "In a positive alignment with our global direction for Granado Espada, we have worked with our partner, IAHGames, in making Granado Espada a ‘free-to-play' game service. We believe that with this new model, many new gamers would then be able to share the rich content of the game while adding new colors to the vibrant GE community."

In some reasons I side to those players who thought that the game will proceed to pay-to-play model because even I was settled with this idea. Sadly, I've already bought 600php ($252.00) worth of e-pin from load central thus I have not loaded it yet on my account. But the most unfortunate part about this, the players are not satisfied with somewhat conversion of g-points to their current game time. Imagine, each day in subscription on your total game time in your account only costs 30 g-points? Base on my computation a player who loaded a $126.00 worth of game value card with 5400 g-points, 1 month subscription, has an equivalent of 180 g-points per day. Now I think this conversion is unfair to those players who already top-up their account specially those who top-up more than 30 days.
On the brighter side, iahgames is trying to put up a competition to other MMORPG because the league right now is more on free-to-play business model. With this move by iahgames the community will grow faster with promising game play as elaborated by iahgames. By these, this will make iahgames the advantage to prove that cheaters cannot exist in this game even though Granado Espada is in free-to-play business model.
In my personal opinion, I strongly disagree with this drastic move because somehow iahgames must inform the players before hand that there will be chances that the pay-to-play business model will be changed. Good for those people who was mindful of their actions not paying too much during the 90 days period.



GE Gentlemen: Kurt, Edward, and Gavin

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Hello there Granado Espada community! This is my last entry for the 2.4.0 Bahia Patch RNPC. I now bring you the gentlemen of the new found world. Furthermore their stories are narrated at CM Veya's blog site.

Now here the quoted Grim Brothers, biologically they are not brothers but their skill made them. So this is how their quest goes so pay attention.


Kurt Lyndon and Edward Jameson
Initial Level 60

Str: 7
Agi: 7
Con: 6
Dex: 5
Int: 3
Cha: 5
Main Gauche Garde of Grim, Avance Garde of Grim (Yes it is already accessible for them at level 60), Heaven or Hell of Grim

*Translator's Note*
!Don't do this quest, if you can't beat this Stat
(Stat was taken from last quest boss Eduardo. Kurt should have same stat)
Level: 115
HP: 77400
Attack Rate: 59
Attack: 1958
Defense Rate: 59
Defense: 81
All Resistance: 0
Race Type: Human
Armor Type: Light
Element: Neutral
Size: Small
!Mine is based on Kurt NPC Card. There might be some differences if you go for Eduardo in end.
!You will need 70 Mystic Powder to get NPC Card (From Kurt's quest info)
!You need to have Wheel of Destiny and maintain baron stat or NPC will not respond to you.
!You can use Invisible Stalker instead of Invisible Potion
!You only have to be invisible as leader.
!Nameless one is Kurt
!One who lost memory is Eduardo
!Please use this map as guide

1. Become baron and relog

2. Equip Wheel of Destiny and talk to Kurt inside of ship wreck. Kurt will give you the quest and kill 10 undead warriors and gunners. They are black zombies and easy to kill. In order to enter The Dead Man's Ground. You need to click NPC with long beard in Los Toldos 3rd Option with Mystic Powder.

3. Finish the quest and get beaten by Kurt. Talk to Kurt again after you've been defeated by him.

4.He will give you a letter to Eduardo. He is located at E3 (look for pillar). You will be ambushed by monsters and Eduardo will aid in this mission. Talk to Eduardo and get a letter to Kurt then talk to Kurt after.

5. Kurt will ask you to kill area boss located at G9. Boss is larger than any monsters in this map. He looks like fighter with glowing sword + eye (and maybe shield).

6. After you've obtained boss's pocket. Talk to Kurt again and he will ask you to get notes from town that is located at G7. Find box, burnt fireplace, and barrel.

7. Go back to Kurt and he will give you 5 Invisible Potion and ask to investigate another town located at B6. Go to town entrance, and use invisible potion on leader. Then go inside and try to look for dark land spot (Almost in middle of town). You will enter quest mission room.

8. After you've killed the boss. Report to Kurt, and he will give you another 5 Invisible Potions, and go back to B6 town. Boss will be stronger, but you will have Eduardo and Kurt's support. You don't need to defeat the boss this time. (You can just die and go ahead with next step, or prove your strength by defeating boss and talk to Kurt)

9. Go back to Kurt after killing same boss for second time. Kurt will ask you to gather 10 Pure Otite. You will now have 4th option from white beard NPC. Click 2nd option after to activate the quest. You will need to kill 100 undead warriors and/or gunners and get 1 or 2 Pure Otite.

10. Get 10 Pure Otite (4th option -> 2nd option is quest activate. 4th option -> 3rd option gets you the reward), and talk to Kurt. He will give you another letter to Eduardo and Eduardo will give another letter to Kurt.

11. Kurt will ask you to visit the G7 town and go to middle of town and you will warp to see e-drama. (Eduardo betrays both)

12. You will have a choice of either going for "Eduardo's offer" or "Kurt's Offer" You will need to click 2nd options 2 times as to confirm the quest.

13. Visit other NPC and kill him.

14. Go back to the NPC that you made the offer with, and he will give you the NPC card after taking 70 Mystic Powder.

I take note that base on the updates there will be changes on the quest for Kurt and Edward. This also includes changes for how non-PK server could acquire this RNPC.


Next stop is the information about Gavin Jameson the brother of Edward Jameson. Currently the quest has not come to my knowledge. But furthermore, this entry about Gavin will be edited soon the quest information is acquired.

Gavin Jameson
Initial Level 60

Str: 6
Agi: 5
Con: 6
Dex: 7
Int: 3
Cha: 3

The new male RNPC are widely rapier users and it means more 1 turn hit kill during wars. Not to mention putting up semi-summon type RNPC that has rapiers on them. On the frustrating side, the quest is quite difficult because it's longer than expected with a base level requirement. Hope that these RNPC is worth questing.



Updated Version: My Kurt and 92 elite Quest


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Granado Espada: My review after 90 days free access

My first members

Granado Espada was much awaited when introduced last November of 2006, the close beta test version lasted for three long months and was stopped for survey purposes. This lone review is based on my personal experience and observation for the whole six months of playing the open beta test. I would like to stress that these factors motivate me to make my own review.

1. Most of the players are still playing the game because a 90 day free access was granted to those who made level 20 and above.

2. Most players stop playing the game during the 3rd and 4th month due to reasons of p2p or pay to play and other game issues.

3. Most players think that Granado Espada is more of grinding but never realize the killing spree ratio.

4. Most of the players don't realize that the community of Granado Espada is one of the most active even on-line and off-line.


Granado Espada brings out the new concept of a new MMORPG. Because most players are used to handle one character in one sitting well Granado Espada is different because you can control three characters at the same time.
Now here is the misconception, most reviews and some players say that it kills the social interaction of players because you can insert a scout in your team. So why worry for a healer and mingle around. Probably I agree with that.
But some players don't realize that the interaction begins when at higher levels quests are more difficult as it gets. And don't tell me that you cannot interact if you are in amidst of a faction wars.

Fiksdotter Family

Because Granado Espada enables you to control characters it means more monster to slay. Indeed it is true that this game is somehow a hack and slash game as critics describes it.
But think again. Having three characters is still the same having one character under your control.

One of the features of Granado Espada is the majestic scenery, altered costumes, and soundtracks. These are the things that spice up the game.
Now there people find it weird and annoying? Well they are pointing at the soundtracks and some costumes making a male as a metro-sexual of some sort.
On my personal opinion as a player, the weirder it gets and rhymes with each elements the game will rule and meet its concept. Unfortunately most players did not see the creativity of the concept.

Anti bot!

Along the first three months of the open beta test, major issues arise like the league of botters which always storm every MMORPG. As the result of these botters, they greatly destroyed the young economy of Granado Espada.
Now the sad part about this event is when players quit because of the botting issue. And unfortunately players got frustrated due to slow response of IAHgames.
At the brighter side, I've witnessed the dramatic war of Granado Espada community against the vicious botters. After four months to the present, visibility of botters is almost diminished. And alas the Otite Wars marks its history and this is how I label the issue.

In addition to the major issues, the pay to play system stings the mind of the players. Rant and whines all over thread spread like a disease making the thread started more redundant.
Now this is what they have missed, in comparison with the Sword of the New World in other country, they're suffering much more of these botters (refer to paragraph above). The SotNW version of Granado Espada has a free to play business plan. But unfortunately game reviews turned down the game forcing the IMC to implement free to play to their servers. But as always, there is always a price of getting an apple for free. Currently here in the Philippines I've met a lot of players quitted Granado Espada due to pay to play issue.
If they will only realize the pay to play business plan of Granado Espada is cheaper. Imagine you pay for the game for a lower cost and g-points along to buy premium items. Unlike other local Philippine MMORPG, it's free to play but the premium items forces you to want an item that cost higher than you expect. Sorry guys but we have a combat manual that can boost our experience acquisition.

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The community is more interactive in Granado Espada. This is the community that has popular community managers who are easy to get along. Another thing about the community is the challenge is not only involve in-game but also offline. There are series contests in store for players that motivate a player to be artistic in many ways. But IAHgames is not there to watch thus they hand a reward in return for being creative.


In a total of six months of gaming, excluding close beta test to open beta, I am satisfied for all the game experience. I was a previous player of a distinguished local MMORPG, but I was easily frustrated because I pay but there were no action from the management. So it took me almost a year and six months to regain confidence on MMORPG. I am a type of person who work hard and play hard and Granado Espada did not disappoint me. Imagine my kind of lifestyle, for the span of 6 months I manage to reach level 80 for only playing three times a week and sometimes I skip a week then plays again. But in my previous MMORPG, with this kind of gaming habit, I will be left behind. I cannot blame other people who have different perspective about MMORPG but if the only reason is the pay to play business format well think twice. Sometimes we don't realize that free to play games are more costly than pay to play games.
You might think that I might quit this game because 90 days has ended. But fortunately my confidence on playing MMORPG is back. And I'm ready to explore the new found world that Granado Espada introduced to me. Not to mention I've already purchased 5800 g-point worth game value card and bought my expert combat manual.
I think most players are not ready for a change of game concept and beside why deserve the best if you don't experience the worst.



Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Angie, Feng Ling, and Karjalainen: AFK RNPC

There are some notable RNPC in the new patch 2.4.0 and most of the players are now overwhelmed they afford to start choosing their first character to get once the patch is unleashed.

Now for the first stop we'll proceed to Karjalainen a.k.a Miss "K" that was further introduced by CM Veya at her blog the master of rapier and ice.


Total Stat Points: 32
Str: 6
Agi: 7
Con: 5
Dex: 5
Int: 7
Cha: 3
Starting Level: 56
Location: City of Auch
Armor: ??
Personal Skill: Nil
Rapier - Epee Garde, Sabre Garde
Rapier + Bracelet of Ice - Epee Glacier, Sabre Glacier

How to get her:
Level requirement - Still questionable (should be around level 56)
*Note: You need to have Andre in your team*
1) Talk to Karjalainen using Andre as your team leader. You will engage in a battle with her.
2) Return to Karjalainen to receive your Karjalainen NPC Card

Next stop Angie McKenzie one of the most promising RNPC again for this coming version. Why? Well talk to her stances buddy! She is somewhat the combination of Jack and Diego who was been a pain to the defenders of their respective colonies occupied by the factions. Her she is and how you will get her!


Angie McKenzie
Total Stat Points: 30
Str: 4
Agi: 6
Con: 5
Dex: 6
Int: 5
Cha: 4
Starting Level: 20
Location: Queen's Gate
Armor: ?
Personal Skill: ?
No Weapon - Install Trap, Construction, Structure Build

How to get her:
Level requirement - 1
*Note: There may be changes to her quest in sGE. And it's not confirmed if she'll be available for recruitment yet. So don't keep your hopes up too high yet*
1) First, you need to purchase 175 Return Scrolls for Reboldoeux, Coimbra & Auch (175 EACH).
2) Talk to Angie at Queen's Gate (F9). She will ask you to collect 30 Ashes from Skeletons (level 19) at King's Garden.
3) Go back to Angie. She'll ask you to do 2 missions. 1st mission is to protect Angie from mobs (around level 3) while she constructs 3 turrets. 2nd mission is to help her destroy rocks/stones.
4) Next, Angie will ask you to collect 50 Red Wings from those red plants (level 21) at King's Garden.
5) Then, travel to Auch and speak to Gascon. You'll watch a scene between Gascon & Angie (you don't need to fight).
6) Return to Angie to receive your Angie NPC Card

And lastly who told you that the Street Fighter is not here to brawl the streets of Granado Espada. The Bahia Island introduces their RNPC named Feng Ling commonly known on its original name as Soso. Are you ready to meet her? So this is how you get her.

Feng Ling
Total Stat points:
Str: 6
Agi: 8
Con: 5
Dex: 5
Int: 3
Cha: 3
Starting Level: 1
Location: Bahia Island
Armor: ??
Personal Skill: ??
Chapter of Ice

How to get her:
First you need go to tropical island:
1. In Coimbra go to NPC that teleport you in Ustiur
2. Talk with her and choose the third option.
3. Then choose the second option.
4. Then a prompt will present you to buy tickets, choose Bahia island ticket. Duh it's obvious!
5. After buying the ticket talk again to the ticket NPC and choose to travel to Bahia.
6. Once you are Bahia island go find for Feng Ling at coordinates I10 of Bahia map.
7. Talk to Feng Ling and engage to a battle with her.
8. After defeating Feng Ling, talk to her again and give 50 mystic powder and she'll give you in return her card.



Let us review first on Karjalainen, base on her stats undoubtedly she will punish the opponent with her decent attack speed with some ample of elemental damage from the property of ice. I don't know, imagine slashing with rapier then if by chance the effect of ice would slow you down by frozen state. That really hurts.
Next we'll check on Angie, indeed she is really cute and all with her orange pastel hair. She's really cute but behind this charming looks, Angie could chunk down most of the colony wars making it easier for attacker with this RNPC to switch stances during the colony wars.
And who can ever forget another red fighting machine that spits ice out of her hands. Feng Ling made an impression with her stats with high attack speed of 8, making it chopping opponent without any effort at all. If you have family members like her I doubt they need more resistance against ice. We don't know if her punches can make your family suffer from frost bite.
To sum up, the new female RNPC really rocks the world of Granado Espada so what are you waiting? Think about your first picks and start showing who is the real boss.



Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fantazzztic Film Awards 2007: Zeee revelation.

The Fantazzztic Film Awards is one of the off-line events for Granado Espada community wherein contestants can create a remake through recording online scenes. This involves story outlines or even making a music video out of it using artistry. For the meantime rules are set that the jurors will only watch 10 minutes of the screen time and it's prohibited to use profanity in scripts because the competition promotes creativity and advertisement persae. There may be lots of prizes in store but the price at stake for the champion is $1,200 cold cash/check as per sponsored by IAHgames.

And because I am also included in this tourney, I teamed up with Reclusion and IceZ for Carracci. Unfortunately I can't give you out the details of our story thus this screen shots are from behind the scenes.






By this week the teaser might be finished along with my full written script to Reclusion because he is now responsible of the cinematography and directing. All-in-all we are ready to test the course. It's for fun and again for the love of the game.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Chrysalis: Second part of Faction 51 Quest

Darn that internet service, it stopped me from putting entries for my blog. So because my entries were piled up, am going to post all of it I assure you.

It was Friday last week when we pursued faction quest 51, the second part. If you remember we've finished the first part of this quest and now its completion.

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It was around 18:00 when we gathered at channel 1 of Auch City near the PvP officer. But while waiting for the other participants, we have a small game at the PvP officer to waste some time and warm up. At exactly 19:23 some of the Outcasts Faction members made it on schedule leaded by Obviar their faction leader. And a lone participant Reclusion family from Destiny Faction completes the raiding team.

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19:30 the raid team made to Mhorgus coordinates J7 and then I opened the portal for the faction 51 quest. We lasted around for 15 minutes and we have to restart the mission because our strategy went wrong. There was an unequal distribution of teams for left and right portal at coordinates C3.

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We move again outside of Mhorgus J7 again to regroup and distribute our team to A and B. Then everything runs smoothly then we managed to reach the last portal that leads to Chrysalis's room. Unfortunately four veterans from Outcasts Faction were left behind due to failure of entering the last portal. In short the raid team was comprised of mid levels, some 90+, and few veterans.

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(I hate it when Chrysalis look at us like that!)

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(At last our nightmare is gone for!)

The quest in our case was quite difficult because there were few veterans inside the Chrysalis room. But the amazing thing about it is when the time was almost over Chrysalis found his downfall at 10:17, quest time, and he faded like fog. We rejoiced after this and I was so thankful that Outcasts Faction was with us during this quest.

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After the quest my faction members and Outcasts' members bid goodbye to each other. Then we made some pictorials outside the walls of Site Reboldoeux.


As for me another responsibility was added into my cookie jar and I think the end of my comic career for Granado Espada because of this shiny ring in my family's belly. But you'll never know I could find ways to improvise.

Special thanks to the following:

Outcast Faction:
Obviar Family
Southernsky Family
Gustavo Family
Gatch Family
christus Family
holmez Family
jakeissa Family
Oliveoyl Family

Destiny Faction:
Reclusion Family

Takhisis Faction:
VargasII Family
DirtyPair Family
XxLiveWirexX Family

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"Friends were gained and its enough to rejoice"