Saturday, August 30, 2008


Drat. Looks like the release of Calyce will be delayed from September to sometime in October. And I guess Claire later than that (since Calyce won the poll to see which character comes first).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Caebola is coming today...

Which would be the new area for the game. Based on the legends of Cibola, presumably.

The Singapore version has some decent info on the place

Including a suggested minimum 62 AR and 60 DR.

Eeek. My best AR is 57 (my Vet Romina has a +5 Ancestral Rifle), and my best DR is 54.

Guess I won't be going in there anytime soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another week...

I think I played maybe an hour in the last week. Nothing exciting seems to have happened.

Looks like one of the Dark Carnival leaders has quit the game, Wicked_Clown. While the whole clan is a bit goofy, I thought he and the others added a sense of enthusiasm and glee to an otherwise dull and dour community.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2.4 Costume Restoration is finally here!

Looks like if you had a cash shop costume, you are out of luck, but otherwise you can pick a costume for each character that lost the costumes in the recent expansion.

Honestly, a lot of the costumes just suck, so no big deal picking out the new ones. But for fighter it was a tough choice between Bone Frame and Metallic (the latter looks nice on a female fighter at least). I went with Bone Frame.

There were no good options for Scout (glad I bought the School Uni from the Cash Shop). I went with Rescue.

For my female Musk, I went with the Dragoon Coat (ooh, fishnets), Elementalist I went with that La Venticia thing (I have a bunch of costumes for her in game, anyway), and my female wizard I went with the mutation costume (I had the original wiz outfit on her).

Some Orpesian gossip...

Looks like my former 2nd clan, the Wolf Pack (of which I was a member for a whopping 2 1/2 weeks), has disbanded and reformed under a new name.

Why? I dunno, the specifics, only what I heard. I had heard the leaders had been having some real life issues, causing them to not be in the game all that much (indeed, that was my experience with them, when I was a member, I rarely saw the leaders).

What these issues were, I dunno, I heard things from ex-members, but I'm not going to repeat them (since I promised not to). Hopefully they seem to be resolved.

However, in the mean time, the vice of TWP, Slythe, apparently got demoted for reasons unknown (he apparently had been keeping the clan together in the leaders absence). Once he got demoted, a bunch of people quit the clan, either thinking the clan was dead, or upset that Slythe was treated poorly (he's a pretty good guy, though I never talked to him much, either, actually, when I was a member). Then things were quiet for a while, the leaders of TWP came back and haughtily announced they were forming a new clan.

Why was a new clan necessary? Beats me.

Anyway, it seems to be some of the trouble with clans is how the game handles clans. When the leader of a clan has real life issues, the rest of the clan is somewhat paralyzed. It should be possible for the leader to resign the leadership to someone else, and at least one vice should have th same powers as the leader.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Not much happening...

at least in Sword. In Middle Earth, my main character just bought a house. Near the waterfall in the Bree homesteads.

Kinda a letdown, there's not much you can do there except look at the furniture and scenery.

They're also having a summer festival there. You can win costumes just by particpating in the special events. Mostly fishing. Kind of weird, but at least you don't have to pay $10 a costume....