Updated Recruit Sariel, Recruit Evil and New Era Episode 2 Scenario quest guides...   ♥♥♥    

Leader of New Era scenarios came with a series of repeatable quests - Lucifer Castle mission/hunt quests (v24.89.71), Tigres Prison mission quests (v24.93.46), Truman's Workshop hunt quests (v25.04.52), Clock Tower Basement mission quests (v25.13.03), and Lynn's unlimited quests (v25.31.84).

American server is having a chip-collection event. Collect up to 40 Veteran Enchantment Chips, 30 Lv.100 Enchantment Chips, or 15 Lv.100 + 20 Veteran Enchantment Chips from roulette every day to gain 3 Costume Tickets (Event). You can trade 25 tickets for 1 School Look Costume for either Judith or Berthe.

Lv.100 Chips drop from Rank 3 missions. Veteran Chips drop from Rank 4-5 missions, Armonia daily missions, Viron Clock Tower (and Basement) missions, Bounty Hunter's Guild (Hard) missions, and Coimbra Mercenary (Hard) missions.

Other Servers
Korean server's Valentine's Day + 11th Anniversary event is giving Bernier Weapon costumes. Europe server offers various costumes, including Santo de Blanc costume for NPCs (Anis, Lynn, etc.). Comparatively, the reward options for American server are really limited.

Related Links
Chips of Love Feb 14-28, 2017
Show Me The Polyester Feb 14-28, 2017
11주년 초콜릿을 드려요 Feb 09-23, 2017

American server has updated to v26.60.82 (Symphonia Episode 1-2) on Jan 18, 2017. The previous update was more than 6 months ago (Jun 29, 2016). X-Trap was also updated to 10.2016-2272. Only the skin file gauge.bmp needs to be updated (copy/paste on new file), otherwise the existing skin packs are still usable.

New blog header for v26.60.82.

I was gone for a few months. I actually considered visiting for Christmas , but I was on Windows 10, which the previous X-Trap had issues with. I'm still not sure if I'm just visiting or really staying in the game again. For now, I'm clearing back-logs of quests (New Era Episode 2, Sariel, etc.). I'll probably update the quest guides as I do them, but since there are quite a few, it may take a while. (Prior to this, I was playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI .)

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External Links
Patch Notes - v26.03.46 to v.26.44.97
Patch Notes - v26.48.95 to v.26.60.82
Play Time Event - Jan. 23, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Call of Leona Event
Lunar New Year Event 2017

American server was updated to New Era Episode 2-3 + Armonia Side Stories (v25.97.54) on Jun 29, 2016. The previous update was 5 months ago (Jan 28, 2016). The purpose of this post is to consolidate all the links to the patch notes.

External Links
New Era Episode 2-3 Site
[Patch Notes] v24.89.71 to v24.98.20 - Truman's artifacts
[Patch Notes] v25.04.52 to v25.08.73 - New Era Episode 2, Evil, Clock Tower Basement
[Patch Notes] v25.17.12 to v25.26.97 - New Era Episode 3, Leona
[Patch Notes] v25.31.84 to v25.39.12 - Rose Duke artifacts, Achievement system, Time Regained
[Patch Notes] v25.44.07 to v25.50.87 - Sariel, Free Queen of Pioneering Grandma
[Patch Notes] v25.54.38 to v25.59.20 - Judith
[Patch Notes] v25.61.96 to v25.68.20 - Revised skills, improved crest drop rates
[Patch Notes] v25.73.64 to v25.80.65 - Lucifer Garden mission, Free Sorang
[Patch Notes] v25.83.73 to v25.90.29 - Elemental Master, Baron penalty, Lucifer missions
[Patch Notes] v25.94.03 to v25.97.54 - Mirzar Pioneer Merchant, Free Sniper Bernelli

Since Aug 2008, I have spent a total of USD30.00 on this game. A decent amount of expenditure control for so many years of gaming, I think. I will consider myself as having quit this game. I stayed on this long partly because my laptop tends to overheat and crash when I tried the newer games with more intense graphics engine. (The old laptop still works fine for everything else I do on it, so I don't see a need to buy a new system just for gaming.)

There are too much repetitive stuffs, but not all of them are specific to GE itself. Many MMO elements are just tired and dead. The repetitions of collecting materials, crafting equipment, and upgrading/enhancing equipment only to start the entire cycle again. Eventually, it gets really boring if there is no new content to play with.

Even the game update has become too predictable and formulated. Each update brings mostly the same thing - 1 new character, 1 new stance, 1 new map, 1 new scenario, 1 new recruitment quest, 1 new field raid, 1 new mission, etc. And IMC just keeps recycling old stuffs. For example, the new map in Symphonia Episode 2 is full of recycled monster models from Viron Clock Tower.

As if this tired update content wasn't enough, even Korean server has been slowing down in terms of update. Symphonia Episode 2 was updated in Feb 23, 2016 for Korean server. It's May now, and they are still at Episode 2. Previously, they were updating at a rate of once per month. I guess IMC is too busy messing about with Tree of Savior to care about GE anymore.

If even Korean server is like that, you can forget about American server... I stopped logging in-game since around Feb 2016, but I checked T3Fun website after every maintenance, there was nothing that could motivate me to login so far. And that's the thing about MMO in general. It's mostly a matter of habit. Once you lose the habit of logging in frequently to play, you just don't have the motivation to do it again. It's a kind of routine activity. To prevent players from breaking their login habits, the publisher needs to keep the game updated frequently. This is something T3Fun doesn't seem to get.

This blog will no longer be updated. I will leave the blog online, but blog comments and chat box will be locked eventually to prevent advertising spams.

Image from Supernatural S11E08

Related Links
Tree of Savior Announces F2P Release and New SEA Server