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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gladiator of The New World

Okay, have already have lots of martial arts RNPCs (5 to be exact, if you can consider Jean-Pierre as a martial artist)

Luckily, the upcoming V3.0 of Granado Espada will introduce us to a new kind of RNPC

For now there are still few infos regarding the new RNPCs, so for now here are some of the things I've found:

Nar is the name of one of the new RNPCs that'll be realeased on the V3.0 patch.
he looks more like an aztec gladiator due to his big bulky appearance.
He can be found in the new area called Errac, which will be accessible in the V3.0 patch.

Pics sources are from the GE SEA/ANZ forums

and these are the stats of Nar:

HP 8




And if I mean Big and Bulky, it's really Big and Bulky, check out the pic below
With 8 STR and HP, he's one big killing machine i say, he also has two unique stances; Combatant and Semilunar. Combatant is a bare knuckle like stance but the difference here is that its uses a Tonfa instead of Knuckles and Gaiters. Semilunar is a new stance that uses two Blunt weapons, you can really imagine a gladiator wielding two huge clubs with Nar ^^

and here are the skills and descriptions for the stances:
description source from the GE SEA/ANZ forums

Combatant: +15 accuracy, +20% attack speed, +15 block at stance lvl 25

Battle smash - 100 sp, 5 second recharge, 738% to 1 nearby enemy with -20 defense and 50% chance to stun

Rolls of Thunder - 150 sp, 30 second recharge, consumes 5 ancient aubes (?), 308% to 10 enemies within a 8m radius with -30 defense and 66% chance to cause some sort of new status effect

Shoulder Charge - 200 sp, 15 second recharge, 726% to 3 enemies in a distance of 7m within a radius of 2m with -30 defense.

Throwing Axe - 250 sp, 20 second recharge, 1047% to 1 enemy in 10m with -50 defense.

Windstorm - 300 sp, 20 second recharge, 2102% to 1 nearby enemy with -50 defense.

Semilunar: +18% attack speed, +20 penetration at stance lvl 25

Impulse - 100 sp, 3 second recharge, 388% to 5 enemies nearby with -30 defense.

Gruesome - 150 sp, 20 second recharge, 1133% to 1 nearby enemy with -30 defense.

Militant - 200 sp, 180 second recharge, consumes 5 ancient aubes (?), self buff that last for 60 seconds and gives +1 CON

Merciless - 250 sp, 15 second recharge, 889% to 3 enemies nearby with -40 defense.

Occult Sciences - 300 sp, 60 second recharge, consumes 3 ancient aubes (?), 261% to 9 enemies nearby with -50 defense and a 66% chance to inflict with the new status effect

also take note that while using the semilunar stance, you'll noticed that your accuracy is lower than that of any melee stance.

so far there are still no news on how Nar can be recruited, tune in for more updates in the future

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wow I've been blogspotted...part 2

Just recently while leveling my main team, I tried to check to forums for new info. While I'm at it, i just noticed a had a new private message, it's from Miss Kaye~

you can read my blogspotted entry here
you can discuss it here

to my surprise i was blogspotted for the second time, and then I discovered that I was blogspotted from my article about the Olympic costume. It looks like Miss Hrin also read my entry then they tried to talk to IMC if they can implement the costume to GE SEA/ANZ...and guess what..they'll gonna bring the costume here...

for more info you can visit Miss Hrin's blog http://hrin.iahgames.com/

again thanks to Miss Kaye~ and Miss Hrin for blogspotting me
and thanks to NineMoons, Desanggria and co. for supporting my blog and the GE community
and to the fellow viewers who enjoyed my blog entires ^^

okay back to grinding mode ^^

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Expert Stances*

Yes folks you read it right...new stances, and no, it's not the new melee veteran stances that's coming on August 21, this is the new stances from GE Korea that refor exprt. Not sure if it's for the V2.9 or for the V3.0 update.

*According to the site at Doratomo http://doratomo.jp/~sannpomiti/info/651.html
it looks like the new stances are for experts
If it is indeed true, looks like I need to grind harder, I'm still at 40% ^^

The new stances are the Flintlock stance for Rifles, Rapiere stance for two (yes, two) Rapiers, Arnis stance for one hand Daggers, Equites for one hand Swords (this time without shields) and the Hanging Guard stance for Greatswords

At the moment, there are still no videos for the skills and no news whether this stances requires Mystery Powders which is required on the new expert stances in V2.6

For now, these are few pics for the skills of the new stances:

Originally posted by Dem at the GE SEA/ANZ forums

Arnis Stance

Equites Stance

Flintlock Stance

Hanging Guard Stance

Rapiere Stance

Flintlock Stance

There's still no confirmation whether these stances are exclusive to stock characters only, unfortunately, the wizard and the elementalist still has no additional stances up to date.

And what's cool is that we'll get to see a Filipino self-defense technique brought to life into Granado Espada, another proud moment for us Filipinos.

Also, some weapons like the swords and rifles are given some major upgrade, making them a new point of interest to players once the new stance arrives, And this will encourage players to continue grinding for those who haven't reached expert status

For now, these are the info that I can give, so tune in for more updates in the new stances...
*correction on the stances, these are for experts not for veterans ^^

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Renamed Website

Hi guys,
I manage to create a new website address for my blog "The Reimaru Files" http://reimaru.tk
no folks it's not my new site, i just created a new web address that'll still redirect you to my blog, but you can still use the old address http://reimarufiles.blogspot.com
with the new one, this'll make it easier for others to memorize and type the address
so don't forget to add my new website address http://reimaru.tk

Thanks to my friend Jed Chan for his guide on how to rename you sites for free

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Olympic GE

We all know tomorrow's gonna be the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China.
So in celebrating the Olympics, the guys at Granado Espada China decided to include the Beijing Olympics Costume to the game in their support to the Chinese team in the upcoming Olympics.

Originally posted by Mewmender at the GE SEA/ANZ Forums

Male Fighter

Male Musketeer

Female Elementalist

Female Wizard

Female Scout

*Not shown: Female Musketeer, Male Wizard, Male Scout, Male Elementalist

Now if Filipino players can wear a Team Philippines costume in GE to support their team.
like this one for example

And don't forget to root for your participating countries in the Olympics tomorrow,
and go for the gold Team Philippines.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Granado Espada PH website is back

Sigh at last..or if we say it in Filipino (Hay sa wakas..)
The Granado Espada Philippines Official Website is back from the grave

as officially announced by CM Veya from her blog: Click here

If some of you remembered that on the early days of GE, the GE ph site has some issues, like the infamous virus website issue where whenever you goggle search the GE PH site, it'll warn you that there's a virus inside the website...you can view the images i posted on the forums a year ago here

Also, another issue with the site was the lack of updates. imagine some links are articles are way dated back on the pre-open beta days.

Okay, let's set aside the past and take a look into the present, the site has a new layout which matches with the Requiem Patch which is pretty good, and some icon links with the GE characters in the pics.

The Head Banner and the Flash Banner

The Icon Links on the sides

and one of the new additions to the site is the RNPC database. Here, you can view their profile, stats and their list of stances available. although some RNPCs have short or no character profile like Gracielo and the Auch Infantry.

Another addition is the update in the list of GE PH bloggers, although some blogs in the lists haven't updated their blogs (like for more than 5 months?) . But looking at the number of blogs, this shows that there still alot of players still enjoying Granado Espada.

Whoopee I'm on the list XD

And the last part, I really laughed at the partners link, like for example at Sterling Papers, As if they have products like notebooks and binders for GE...well yeah they have RAN and Audition notebooks, and they're also from e-games,and even Globe, lol they have a GE text service last year,they say that when you register, they'll give you updates,news and game tips regularly, but up to now there's not a single text from the service, so why bother posting these partners on the site if they don't even endorse the game lol

So overall, the design of the site is pretty good, Great job for Miss Veya and co.
but I do hope hope they continue on updating the site for more news and events,
and I also hope this time, the site won't be close again

Till next time...