Monday, 30 July 2007

Biggie problem!

My PC all of a sudden went nuts and now my screen doesn't move smoothly. I have a guess that my vid card must have overdid itself.

At this point, I won't be able to Granado Espada until I can replace the video card of this PC. I have to break this news to you guys, for it will hinder my progress in Granado Espada. Sure, I'll miss a lot of in-game stuff but I think it is the price I paid for being too addicted in playing video games.

I even had to reformat my PC and I had occurring scenarios where my screen's transitions are slow (slow scrolling, slow fading, windows disappear in a "blinds-going-down" fashion). Well, I hope my PC gets back into tip-top shape!

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Teaser teaser teaser!!!

Alright, just posting this one so I can promise to you guys on what's coming up!

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I hope that gives you the message that I am serious with my Flash Comic series! :D Expect it to come out in a few days time. This will now have separate chapters per each file instead of a huge file. I'll keep you guys updated on the other chapters as well. Haven't finalized the title, for I have just finished making the buttons and writing the script in impromptu.

I will also be inactive to focus on this project as well. And I have another "flash project" in mind as well! :D

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

I welcome you, Refliwe (and hello Porto Bello The Hold)!

I have done M'Boma's quest and adopted him is "Refilwe." I got that name from a random name generator (Behind The Name) and it means "we are given" in Tswana.

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Boy, he sure is tall for an Absinian!

Checking his stats, M'Boma feels like an Elementalist, Wizard and Fighter mixed well. His HP rating is 6, equals that of a Fighter, making him a durable spellcaster character. Right now, I doing a "buddy system" on who goes with who from this point on. Refilwe here is buddied with Marvin for the meantime since Refilwe is still learning the Possession and Evocation Fire stances.

I updated my family portraits now, since they got new armors and hats plus Refilwe included! :D A lot has happened to me in the New World already but let's see if I can make some recollections. Yeah, I moved on to Porto Bello The Hold and those Zavi di Gavis are no joke! I missed doing Siegmund hunts already but I always ended up getting 6 Level 40 EXP Cards as a reward! :( I wonder if there's something buggy or that prize has a high chance of being chosen... For the record, I claimed my rewards four times (my best ever yet!).

In unrelated news, this is the Colony War results last July 15, 2007:

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Colony War Results of July 15, 2007

Let's look at the tally and changes as well:

Destiny:
-Jezebel Glen
-Pradera de Ceniza
-The Rion Prairie
-The Old Port of Coimbra
-El Canon de Diabolica
-Ustiur Zona Uno
-Ustiur Zona Dos
-Topolo Durga
-Scorching Plateau
-Via Fluvial

GodLike Faction:
-Ferruccio Junction
-The King's Garden
-The Tetra Hill (taken from the HuntOrHunted Faction)
-Porto Bello's Deserted Quay (taken from Council the Family Faction)
-Porto Bello's Desolate Cliff
-El Lago de Tres Hermanas (taken from the Council Faction)
-El Tejado Verde (taken from the Council Faction)
-Lago Celeste
-Rio Aibi

Looks like Destiny and GodLike are tied in claiming colonies. HuntOrHunted and Council's colonies have completely fallen into the hands of the GodLike Faction and Destiny hasn't lost any of their claimed colonies during the weekend. However, we still have a third faction with their name on the map:

Merlion - El Tierra Blanco

Merlion showed their courage by defending the only colony they have claimed. That was a pretty tough scenario there! :D Congratulations to all the factions that participated in the Ad-Hoc Colony Wars. I hope the "War Declamation Bug" is finally rid of (I hope!). Sorry guys, I wasn't able to participate since I logged late already so no list of war declarations and truces.

Also, I shall be inactive in Granado Espada now and then once my lowest level hits 44. I shall be using the time to create another Flash Comic, as well as planning to make a "Touring Project" for Granado Espada. Besides, I need to find a well-paying job now! :D

Until next update, see you all in the New World!

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Colony War Results of July 14, 2007

First and foremost, I would like to remind you that these results are for Carracci Server only.

Please take note that this is an Ad-Hoc Colony War, to see if there is any occurrence of the "War Declaration Bug."

Here's the final results after the Colony War period ended:

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Colony War Results of July 14, 2007

First, let's take a look at the tally:

Destiny
-Jezebel Glen
-Pradera de Ceniza
-The Rion Prairie
-The Old Port of Coimbra
-El Canon de Diabolica
-Ustiur Zona Uno
-Ustiur Zona Dos
-Topolo Durga
-Scorching Plateau
-Via Fluvial

GodLike
-Ferruccio Junction
-The King's Garden
-Porto Bello's Deserted Quay
-Bonavista River
-Lago Celeste

Council
-Porto Bello's Desolate Cliff
-El Lago de Tres Hermanas
-El Tejado Verde

For those factions that acquired one colony:

HuntOrHunted - The Tetra Hill
Merlion - El Tierra Blanco

In improving my correspondence during the Colony Wars, here are war declarations and truces made during the Colony War period:

HrinFanClub and ScarletRose waged war.
Council and ScarletRose waged war.
GodLike and HuntOrHunted waged war.
Spolarium and HuntOrHunted waged war.
Merlion and ScarletRose waged war.
Pwnography and IServeR waged war.
Pwnography and HrinFanClub waged war.
RedSign and HuntOrHunted waged war.
Pwnography and HrinFanClub agreed to a truce.
iAbsolut and Council waged war.
Destiny and Family waged war.
GodLike and Hellsing waged war.
Pwnography and ScarletRose waged war.
GodLike and HuntOrHunted agreed to a truce.
HuntOrHunted and Spolarium waged war.
Destiny and ScarletRose waged war.
HuntOrHunted and Renaissance waged war.
Pwnography and IServeR agreed to a truce.
Destiny and Council waged war.
Council and iAbsolut agreed to a truce.
GodLike and IServeR waged war.
HuntOrHunted and RedSign agreed to a truce.
Council and IServeR waged war.
ScarletRose and Destiny agreed to a truce.
Destiny and Council agreed to a truce.
Council and ScarletRose agreed to a truce.
Destiny and Renaissance waged war.
HrinFanClub and ScarletRose agreed to a truce.

NOTE: This may not all be the war declarations and truces that happened in Carracci.

Flickr album with Colony War Photos.

Looks like Destiny are at their very best in this battle, with GodLike coming in second. HuntOrHunted and Merlion were brave in getting at least one colony. The other factions did their best in participating during the Colony Wars. Here is my best field photo:

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The King's Garden Colony

Thank you for your time in reading this informal report of the Colony War that occurred during July 14, 2007 at the Carracci Server.

Friday, 13 July 2007

Okey dokey! Here's the final results of July 7, 2007:

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Colony War Results of July 7, 2007

Alright, I was told that my faction (RedSign) has acquired two colonies but lost them at the duration of the Colony War. Rats, looks like we didn't get anything in the end. As an aspiring Colony War Correspondent, I should NOT put my news in a biased perspective too much since I am part of a faction. Now for a tally!

Destiny Faction:
-Jezebel Glen
-Pradera de Ceniza
-The Rion Prairie
-The Old Port of Coimbra
-El Canon de Diabolica
-Ustiur Zona Uno
-Ustiur Zona Dos

GodLike Faction:
-Ferruccio Junction
-The King's Garden
-Porto Bello's Desolate Cliff
-Lago Celeste
-Rio Aibi

Family Faction:
-Porto Bello's Deserted Quay
-El Lago de Tres Hermanas
-Scorching Plateau

Merlion Faction:
-Topolo Durga
-Via Fluvial

For the factions that gained one colony:

TITANS Faction - The Tetra Hill
IServeR Faction - El Tejado Verde
Council Faction - Bonavista River
Vendetta Faction - El Tierra Blanco

Looks like the Destiny Faction is becoming a fearsome faction in Carracci. Let us now look at what happened the next day!

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Colony War Results of July 8, 2007

Destiny Faction:
-The Tetra Hill (taken from the TITANS Faction)
-Jezebel Glen
-Porto Bello's Deserted Quay (taken from the Family Faction)
-Pradera de Ceniza
-The Rion Prairie
-The Old Port of Coimbra
-El Canon de Diabolica
-Ustiur Zona Uno
-Ustiur Zona Dos
-Scorching Plateau (taken from the Family Faction)

GodLike Faction:
-Ferruccio Junction
-The King's Garden
-Porto Bello's Desolate Cliff
-El Tejado Verde (taken from the IServeR Faction)
-Bonavista River (taken from the Council Faction)
-Lago Celeste
-Rio Aibi

Merlion Faction:
-Topolo Durga
-Via Fluvial

For the factions that gained one colony:

ZerO Faction - El Lago de Tres Hermanas (taken from the Family Faction)
Vendetta Faction - El Tierra Blanco

Anything in bold states a new owner for the colony. Destiny IS indeed a fearsome faction to this date, followed by GodLike. Looks like when the real deal hits the game, I'll be seeing a lot of "DestinyFaction" and "GodLikeFaction" markers on my map. I hope my faction doesn't get any major conflict with these factions. I will try my best to participate in another Colony War soon.

There you have it. On the next post, I have welcomed a new member in my family!


Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Another update!

Alright, I must update now! :D

So far, my lowest level is 41 while my medics are at 43 each. We are still settling in The Cabin, doing hunt missions and Siegmunds that come our way. I was able to finish Najib's quest of the Hematites and I got my Bakir Rifle! It's less 2 ATK compared to a Level 44 Brown Bess but it's got additional 2.0M range! :D I also found a broken Silver Baron sword, that prompted me to give it to Claude Baudez to activate a quest. Forgot what to collect but I was able to finish it and get my reward: Silver Baron. It's a Sabre and its power is equal to a Level 44 Sabre.

I missed the Colony Wars last weekend, due to the fact I went up to the high hills of Baguio City to see my mom and check out the Philippine Military Academy. My faction mates shall e-mail me the results soon, so I can chronicle it here.

Reminder: THE COLONY WAR RESULTS THAT WILL BE SHOWN IN THIS BLOG WILL ONLY APPLY FOR THE CARRACCI SERVER. BE FOREWARNED.

Okay... Where was I? Alright, I decided to do the Siegmund Hunt since I'll be stuck around The Cabin for a while. I finally got all of the Vouchers with No. 2 being last and here's a little filler about claiming my reward.

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As for my reward, I got 6 Level 40 EXP cards... AGAIN! Really, really disappointing!

But to save the best for last, I did a lot of missions at the Spotlight with my faction mates. I really got a lot of good weapons for my level but the best item I ever got was a ring. Yes, I got a bling for participating in these missions! Like Mistress Hrin commented in one of my entries, she does this for the bling! :D I didn't know that spotlight was that "scary!"

Oh yeah, I had a hard time making that screenie. Those pesky Zombie Mermen and Abyssal Claws keep coming at me. Not to mention them Dread Anchors...

That's it for now! I hope to move on to The Hold when my lowest level hits... 43 perhaps?

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

I've moved to Porto Bello The Cabin!

After some time at The Deck of Porto Bello, I have decided to move on to The Cabin. It was really challenging but I am able to struggle! Looks like an old habit is coming back, thanks to the presence of none other than...

SIEGMUND!!!

This time, Siegmund takes an appearance of a gigantic Zavi di Gavi. There's nine rooms in The Cabin (compared with Al Quelt Moreza's 22 rooms and Tetra Catacombs' 16 rooms) for me to hunt this Siegmund. I was able to defeat a good number of these suckers already and I just need Room 2 Voucher of Porto Bello! Room 2 can be difficult because families tend to hang out there to grind all the way (and end up killing the Siegmund in the process). I am also racking up Family Rep thanks to the mobs available from the Punitive Forces' missions! :D

When I reached level 41, I remembered a quest from Najib Sharif. I accepted it and I have to hunt Mermen for 40 Hematites. The reason why I need these Hematites is because I will be rewarded a Bakir Rifle from Najib. I have to say that this Bakir Rifle will come in handy soon! :D The only problem now is that the rate of actually getting a Hematite is really low, even if I beat up 60+ Mermen at Porto Bello The Deck.

As I decided to take a stroll from Coimbra to Jezebel Glen to Porto Bello, Channel 3 of Porto Bello (outside) was infested with Level 64 Wolves. Wow, someone must have hunted these mobs big time and/or spent a fortune in acquiring it's Spinelles. Nevertheless, I was able to inform my faction and two members came to the rescue!

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Wolf extermination at Porto Bello, Channel 3, Carracci Server

Another thing to note, help yourself in comparing these Emilia Gulianos:

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Left: Item NPC; Right: RNPC

Feel free to comment on this comparison! If you ask me, the RNPC is prettier but too bad her 3D model is emotionless. That is, when she poses, her face doesn't convey with the pose she does. And the hair is just horrible. It's too static that it doesn't "dangle" unlike the hair of the Female Elementalist and Female Musketeer.


Sunday, 1 July 2007

RedSign Faction Photoshoot!

On June 30, 2007, one of my faction mates decided we have a photoshoot. Many of us came with different characters to the photoshoot and it was getting really exciting! We were supposed to meet at Cite de Reboldoeux, Channel 3, Coordinates E2. That's the Clock Tower of Reboldoeux and I was the first to come. We discussed on where shall we take a picture. We ended up doing the photo shoot on the stairs between the Clock Tower and the Fountain. Our spot is VERY near the Royalist's Main Office.

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Getting ready for the photoshoot

After that one, we moved to the Queen's Gate as our next photoshoot. We "raced" there and one of the Wizards must be wearing something with a movement speed modifier! Talk about being fast! I suggested we take a pic on the fountain but they actually did it on the grand stairway. Some of our members even bothered to unleash spinelles in that spot! XP If you ask me, I took a LOT of pics in this place and two of our wizards are showing of their Levitation Stances! :D

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Check out the variety!

As a finale, the remaining members did the pose "Look up" and I was able to get some shots at various angles! Well, that wraps up this photoshoot! Check the Flickr account for more shots!

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Looking up to brighter opportunities in the New World

Flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9592381@N08/sets/72157600576765207

My family