Happy Anniversary GE PH!

Happy Anniversary GE PH!

If you haven’t been to this celebration, then you’ll clench your teeth in envy!

Excitement and fun filled the Saturday air in SMX Convention in Mall of Asia when Granado Espada finally got to celebrate its first year anniversary since its first launch last May 15, 2007! (Reminisce on the past starting with this first article from the GE website!

Globe Gimmick Games is actually the overall host of the event, but a place was arranged for E-games, specifically for GE’s 1st year anniv celebration. Although it’s really ironic for me, a Smart employee to be attending an event sponsored by the competition, heck, I came for GE anyway right?! XD

Not far away from the entrance of the GE booth, I saw my long missed, good friend Alex a.k.a. Crosse, who happens to be a GM for O2Jam and Audition. I forgot his GM name though… *scratches head* (Sorry dude!!! XD)

After the usual registration and CD & Poster give aways of E-games for the games Audition, GE, Top Speed and Cabal, players enter the little world of GE where a stage and dozens of PC’s are set up.

…But that’s not really what really attracts first the attention of people who go in. Instead, it’s the players who are there, active [or not so active], which has gathered… all for the love of the game.

It can’t be denied that GE has lost a big chunk of its players due to lack of Market or simply because the support for the community wasn’t enough. *Cough* But still, the game lives on and the players who attended are like one big family who knows who, giving high fives and sharing smiles as if they haven’t seen each other 5 hours ago online! Those greetings were actually what I most noticed mainly because I haven’t been able to catch up on the community ever since I have ‘unofficially quit’.

I saw how happy the community is and realized that this was what made me love the game more (of course the game per se was what first attracted me to play) but when friends come in, the game doesn’t just simply become a childish past time anymore. I missed everyone and did I enjoy every second of me being alive in the community again! Despite not being able to catch up with the latest in-game items, RNPCs and never ending community issues, my dear in-game---and eventually turned iRL friends--filled me up with what I missed during my 6 month absence.

And indeed, a lot has happened to the game and the community during those 6 months. I may not be able to list them all, but what I can recall, I write down.

- Before I left, Outcast faction members were scattered, most numbers absorbed by All Stars (while my character obviously being idle remains with OC)

- New RNPCs (Those karate-skilled characters… dunno what they even look like! o_o") Although I hear they deal out major damage but weak on defense. (Anyone wanna prove this?)

- Of course, with new characters comes new skills. I didn’t even bother joining the trivia contest during the middle of the event because I have noooo idea what the answer is. *sad* ~_~”

- CM Aethrin replacing CM Veya after her resignation (Kudos twinnie! Good luck on your new career!)

- Big discounts on Merch Cards because of the upcoming Server Merge!!! What is gonna happen now?! (Poll: Which has a BETTER sounding name? ‘Carraccibelle’ or ‘Paracci’?! Lol! XD)

- After all that, Covenant is still alive! WOOOOT! =))

Back to the event itself, really cool and ‘drool-full’ prizes were abundantly given away. Just when I felt like an outsider, (being a loner with Kincaid on the corner, sharing “Porn” LMAO! XD) while everyone else was enjoying and grabbing prizes, CM Aethrin gave each player 2 raffle stubs for the later draw. I really wasn’t expecting to take home anything… until somehow, the game seems not to let me quit!


Would you believe… out of all the people in that event, I was lucky enough to be one of the 3 major raffle winners! Woot! ^_^v And my prize? Please do not tease me with this… I won a LE BLANC SET OF MY OWN CHOICE! XDD Before snapping into reality, I heard “Woaaaahh! Tatlo na ganyan nya! Arbooor naaa!” before I came up the stage looking surprisingly stupid. XD I really didn’t expect being lucky, but hey, who am I to turn down blessings right? ^_~

Not to brag but I do have 2 Le Blancs in my account, one with my Fighter Arcania while the other is with Cyprus, my Scout. I could ask for a Le Blanc for Althea, my super well-endowed Elementalist, but then again, I really don’t wanna change my bestfriend’s hard-earned Le Ventisca for that! Requested instead for my Wizard Victoria. =D

Other raffle prizes that were given away was a One 100-level weapon of their choice and the grand 256 (?) Palit Video Card which was won by probably the luckiest person in that event! …He took home 2 video cards after winning the first one in the trivia contest! FTW! XD (T> Le Blanc for Vid Card. XDDD)

Other signs that told me GE wasn’t letting me go that easy was after getting another big surprise after being awarded AGAIN of a certificate for being a blogger that says:

"For [their] stupendous efforts in chronicling events, news and features

pertinent to the Granado Espada community."

Awww… *sniff* I was so touched that eventhough I was inactive and was just able to update my GE blog, I still got this award! *scratches head* xD

And that’s not the end! Prizes for those who came in wearing the black-themed outfit, limited Granado Espada ID laces…straight from Singapore were given away! Man, was I lucky enough to grab the LAST one after swimming my way on the pleading hands of other players. XD Other stuffs to choose from were a sticker (?) mouse pad with an Adelina and Bernelli design (the only ones I saw) and a T-shirt with an awesome theory about “The Theory of Levelution”. (See below for Reimaru and the shirt!)

See the cool "levelution" logo! XD

Aside from the GE anniv, another special occasion was being celebrated aside the aisle. Gathered are friends among friends, eating cake brought by Mena for NineMoons' 26th birthday! Again, belated Happy Birthday Girl! :)

NineMoons enjoying her triple-layered cake. Yumyum! :)

The rest of the story can be told through the pics. Thanks for sharing these PJ!

The Hosts, meet Gratoza and CM Aethrin

Pose for the Blogger Winners: (from the left)

Fiksdotter, Reimaru, Christus,

CM Aethrin, Sigrid and Southernsky

Second set of Blogger-winners: (from the left)

Chuvaness, Welling, CM Aethrin,

Mena, Artaxerxes and NineMoons

Covenant Faction poses:

With master Kincaid!

Moi and PJ (Ohh nice camera ligthing! XD)

With my ever kulit in-game Kuya, Reclusion.

'tis Welling (Peace kami nyan. :D)

With... Gustave!

(*Woot BMG* XD)

~ * ~ Long live GE PH! ~ * ~


Sigrid featured as Girl Gamer!

Highly honored that despite being inactive in the gaming world for quite some time now, our dear PH CM Veya has featured me as this month's Girl Gamer!

Read all about it in her blogsite: http://veya.e-games.com.ph/?p=244

Many thanks for not forgetting GE community!
I hope to be able to serve Granado Espada even iRL. :)

Missing the GE rush,

Lady 'K


Blast from the past: Archer character anyone?

In attempts to think of an article i could update my blog with, fellow blogger Blacksword reminded me of the reason why i started a blog in the first place.

Reminiscing, I remembered my e-mail to CM Hrin on August of 2007, sending her my idea of an RNPC character I would love to be added in the GE classes. Although this class may not be new to everyone, I've tried to think of unique skills to at least compensate for this favorite kind of class of mine.

For those who is new to reading my blog, read on and see what i've thought about having an ARCHER class in Granado Espada. ~XD

Click on the link above to be redirected to my very first blog post, "The Lost Princess"... (and i still want to finish that story mind you. I'll think of the next scenes already! I promiiiiissseee!!! XD)

And yes, i know about the actual archer class CALYCE that is already existing in the GE gameplay. (Although i didn't know of her since news of her didn't come out since January yet. =p)

Here is a hafly translated guide to getting her: http://forums.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?t=37913&highlight=Calyce

**Note: Still no exact date/patch when she will come out)

Let's just hope this RNPC is worth recruiting, if not, i'll stick with Princess Diazame. LOL!


Further Maintenance?!

Although there had been an advance warning that a maintenance will take place today, players expected it would be the usual server downtime like thursdays. But then it was extended to 5pm... and now to 10 pm!

From GE News:


[Further Extension] Maintenance20 May 2008

Dear Gamers,

Due to unforseen circumstances, there will be a further extension of the maintenance to 2200 hrs (GMT+8) for these services:

Granado Espada Game Service
Granado Espada Forums
IAHGames' Passport system

We apologise for any inconvienence caused.

- Team GE

We can't do anything about this anyway right? I'm just wondering what's the "unforseen circumstance/s" though. *Remembers Kincaid's comment ROTFL* >:)
So dear fellow GE players, instead of getting hyped up with the long wait, find something else to do. Sleep and prepare for your long game time when the server is up, or go buy yourself a Game! mag and read my article LMAO! ^___^v

Updated 12 hours later...

Oooookkaaaayy.... So.... uhhh... yeah...we understand that you may still need time to continue the maintenance, but somehow, why doesn't it seem like such a suprise?

IAH, you're loosing MILLIONS a day! I could just see the fire threads that would start regarding this uber long maintenance......................................

Better make it up to the players or else you'd LOSE them. Bluntly said.

*Sigrid goes back to work*

Word of the day: (Which so happens to be VERY applicable to the situation)

You Lag IAH iRL.


Bwahahaha! ~XD