Thursday, November 13, 2008

Granado Espada Version 3.2: Cute Overload!

Continuing the series of projected updates to Granado Espada from the Version 3.0 cycle, which is currently undergoing testing in kGE and has now been published to the fan site:

- A new feature, the Team Arena, where you can do the usual plethora of boss hunting and rare-loot gathering, but with an extra bonus of having some sort of assistant personnel in there with you and your squad. From the little I could understand of the rudimentary translation into English, the assistant personnel - actually soldiers from the towns - grant buffs and debuffs to you and your squad, the better to take the bosses out.

- The Super Fight admission times will be reduced to just five minutes from the opening of the portals, rather than the current ten. Admission will now be secured through larger versions of the Ferruccio Espada statues - sort of like the Pioneering Memorials blown up to around thrice the usual size. Still not as large as the one in the Ferruccio Junction, of course.

- Seventh Barracks! Now it's possible to have up to 63 characters to choose your current MCC team from!

- Modifications to the Colony Buffs the Family's Protection buffs [thanks to commenter Souken], which look like they've been adjusted upwards.

- It's your birthday and you're logged in to the New World? Then you'll be receiving a Birthday Gift Box! There will be cake, a birthday firecracker - I wonder if it really does proclaim "Happy Birthday!" when you set it off - and at least a pair of wings for you! No word on the wings' duration, though.

But the thing that has me MOST excited about Granado Espada 3.2 is of course none other than THIS:

Yes, a PET PANDA! The official name of this cutest critter of them all is "Panpan." No word on stats, abilities, or cost yet but I DON'T CARE - wantwantwantwantwant. Pandas Rule!

Pandas are ♥♥♥♥♥ and you know it! *grabby hands*

Source in English


Souken said...

That's not the colony buff, it's the increase in family protection buff since the barracks number has increased as well.

Additional stats that are invovled in the buff include attack speed and defense to the current HP and attack.

PJ Punla AKA Nine Moons said...

@ Souken

thanks for the correction; i have corrected the entry with credits to you.

Anonymous said...

pj, how do you claim the bday gift box?

PJ Punla AKA Nine Moons said...

@ Anonymous

wow, scary that you know my real-life nickname but i don't know who you are.

the birthday box is supposed to work via the date of birth you input to create your IAH Games account - you'll be sent the package care of the GMs. the problem is, no one is announcing when this feature will be implemented - or i'm out of the loop. try asking in the forums, they might know if the feature is now enabled in the game.

JP Contreras said...

Thanks. I was hoping it was already implemented coz I took the pain of logging in on my bday even though I had work. My ingame family name is WolfRaven in all three servers, although I'm active in Giovanni as of the moment. Thanks again, um... PJ (just took this from your blogsite, your name IS on it). ^_^

JP Contreras (aka WolfRaven)

P.S. I think it's just a coincidence that my nick is JP, you can blame my parents for that.