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.