Saturday, November 8, 2008

Back from the dead: Upcoming Back Costumes!

Sorry for the delay in new posts. It's been a bit of a madhouse; it got to the point where I was not even able to log in to the game.

Today's entry over at doratomo.jp is devoted to showing off a new crop of back costumes. From my fuzzy deciphering of the translation, it looks like the costumes are only for Expert-level and above, with the notable exception of the standard Satchel in the final photo.

Since the flags are named for ranks of nobility - Earl, Knight, Grand Master [not a noble rank per se, but a rank that was used by associations of nobility such as the Knights Templar], Archduke, Marquis, and Viscount - it's an intriguing idea that maybe they DO have something to do with noble ranks in the New World.

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The Grand Master flag.

The individual pages for the flags show that there is a hierarchy to this ranking: from lowest to highest, the ranks are Knight, Viscount, Earl, Marquis, Archduke, and Grand Master.

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Blue Chrysalis Wings on Selva.

Additional new back costumes include two variations on the now-familiar Chrysalis Wings: a blue version, and a violet version.

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Morada Puesta de sol.

Two pairs of Sunset Wings are also featured, similarly in blue and in violet. Since the wings are named in Spanish as "Puesta de sol", the blue version is called Azul and the violet, Morado.

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Golden Archangel Wings on Lisa.

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The standard Satchel is on Selva; the new version is on the elementalist.

Just prior to the Satchel and to its new variation, there is also mention of the Golden Archangel Wings, as well as the silver and gold versions of the Phoenix Wings.

Pictures taken from the post.

4 comments:

Reimaru said...

wow bright colors ^_^

i like the flag costumes, it shows your true ranks

PJ Punla AKA Nine Moons said...

@ reimaru

and it helps that in the screenshots, the characters wearing the flags and wings were dressed in relatively neutral or dark costumes that showed off the colors of the back stuff very well.

we'll have to dig deeper into the story behind the ranks on the flags, i think.

kincaid said...

im hoping it'd be nothing sort of baron-related... otherwise, carebears would have a sad time :(

PJ Punla AKA Nine Moons said...

@ kincaid

well, there doesn't seem to be any Baron flag - even though "baron" is also a rank of nobility. problem is, we can't really say for sure until more information comes out re the flags....