Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weapons from the Heavens + A New Soldier RNPC

If you ever wanted a serious motivation to grind to Expert level, maybe you might need to check out one of the latest updates at

[All photos from that post; translations via Yahoo! Babel Fish.]

That post talks about the Expert-rank weapons, called the Constellation series.

Here's the projected range of Constellation Weapons.

First row, left to right: what looks like a crossbow, then a sword, then something I'm pretty sure is a bracelet. I don't know what the fourth item is. Then a rifle.

Second row, left to right: I have no idea what the first item is. The rest are a hammer-type polearm, a dagger, and a pistol.

Third row, left to right: a double-headed ax-type polearm. I have no idea what the second item is. Then what is probably a saber, and a shield.

At least four more weapons remain unrevealed.

Let's take a look at the individual weapons:

Tempest of Aquarius, a bayonet. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac.

Passion of Regulus, a great sword. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo, the fifth sign of the Zodiac.

Driving Force of Algedi, a dagger, and Driving Force of Aldebaran, a rapier. Algedi is an optical double star in the constellation Capricornus a/k/a Capricorn, the tenth sign of the Zodiac. Aldebaran is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, the second sign of the Zodiac.

Knowing that "Driving Force" is not as dramatic as "Passion" or "Tempest", expect more dynamic names for these two weapons when they are localized.

The following weapons have not yet been named:
On the fighter's back is a javelin; Alejandro is carrying a double-headed ax-type polearm; the wizard is holding either a rod or a staff.

What do you use to enchant these items? Rumor has it that the Constellation weapons will only take one kind of enchantment chip:

EnchantChipVeteran says that these chips might be obtained from failed socketing attempts. [Remember, the same thing happens to socketing as to enchanting: you fail, you lose your item, but you get chips back in return.]

And finally, have a look at a new soldier RNPC. This one is exclusively female, and she carries her own weapons: paired tonfa-type weapons.


Here's her stance. No idea what it's called, though.

"Psychic" is likely to be her personal skill.


DeSanggria said...

oh crap. expert level weapons. i knew this was coming.

i can just see the level/wealth gap beyond the not so distant horizon.

Nine Moons said...

@ desanggria

then i guess we really have to play catch-up *sigh*

DeSanggria said...

do u have any idea how long it takes to get to expert on the number of hours we play?

sheesh. this is going to take forever. i can just feel it.

Nine Moons said...

@ desanggria

yes, i do. that's why i had to sigh ^^ but at least i can try to think positive while i'm at it, even if i know it's going to take a long time.

that, and the fact i've deliberately delayed getting my main team to expert....