Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Outcasts Dominates!!!

It's overflowing with surprises last Sunday. Whew! Well, first, I would like to congratulate E-Games for their successful Domination II: E-Games 2nd Anniversary event. Everybody really had a good time last Sunday inspite of the heat and chaotic crowd that are inevitable in such big events. A big congrats and thanks also to IAHGames especially to RCM Hrin for being able to come and join us avid GE Filipino gamers in this very special day. We hope this will not be the last time we will be seeing you guys.

It was really a BIG day not only for E-Games or IAHGames but for the Outcasts Faction as well. Recognizing our effort in maintaining a group of Pinoy GE gamers with goal of not just creating a close relationship between local players but also of building friendships and camaraderie, and of providing a memorable experience and knowledge to new and old players of GE.

Everyone in Outcasts was very happy when we received the awards. Im sure everybody who's present that day will really feel the energy. We seemed not tired and hungry at all, lol, but who would think of other things if you could see how your efforts are being paid off. ^_^

Anyways, here are the awards that we have won last Sunday.

*Most Active Pinoy Faction*

*Most Loyal Pinoy Faction*

*Best Faction Banner*

Unfortunately our players for the Tournament didn't make it to the top slot but they did their best and we are proud of them. ^_^

And not only the faction received awards that day, but some of our members too received their respective awards for being GE Community Heroes. ( I hope I'll be chosen next time, lol) Congrats to deEspania, iCez (salamat sa sisig, hehe), Kincaid, and Sigrid.

CM Veya, deEspania and RCM Hrin

CM Veya, iCez, and RCM Hrin

CM Veya, Kincaid, and RCM Hrin

CM Veya, Sigrid, and RCM Hrin

The winning banner! OC! OC! OC! =p

OC with CM Veya and RCM Hrin ( we didn't fit the screen, lol, we're too many )

Another picture before leaving SMX

We were planning to stay longer, but it's CW day and it's the start of the War of the Factions 2 in-game event. We really can't afford to miss it, so off we go to I-Hooked in Buendia and prepared our team for the big fight.

And we were really so lucky, because after several weeks, the Republicans made their mark again in the GE Map. Congrats to OC and All-Stars.

CW result 06 April 2008

Everything that happened that day gives a good start for OC. To my factionmates, let us continue dominating guys! Thanks again to E-Games and IAHGames. More power to you and to Granado Espada. ^_^

Special thanks to NineMoons, Gustavo of OC, and Sigrid of OC for the pictures.

Friday, April 4, 2008

War by Numbers

It's a numbers game. It's true that having few members will be hard for a faction to win a war. You may try doing what Spartans did but guys this is Granado Espada not some Greek or Roman War.

There are ways to fight this weakness.

What are Catherine Summoners, Diegos, Angies, Jacks, Vikis, Barons, and Ambers/Valkyries are created for?

Catherine the Summoner, the One Army Lady

(*)dolls are great breakers, imagine each or most of the members in the faction having Caths summoning her army of dolls. That's wicked. ^_^
(*)dolls can attack disabled enemies, whether stunned, feared, burned, shocked, frozen, knocked down, there is no time-out with these dolls
(*)defensive system, dolls are not created just to attack. they are in another way act as defense to the team. dolls can absorb damages from AOE attacks (although they die easily) giving the team higher chance of survival.
(*)counter-attack team. dolls are hard hitters we all know that. and they can counter enemy spells. the more the dolls the less chance for enemies to cast their skills

It's very advisable to have at least one Catherine Summoner in each family. Imagine at least 30 caths summoning 9 dolls each. That's 270 dolls guys plus the 30 Caths equals 300. Its like having 3 factions with complete members each. Spartans? Scary.

Diego/Angie/Jack, the con..err..destruction team

(*)Diego and Angies's blades are, of course, the best colony breakers as discovered by Mistress Hrin. The giant blenders as what they are now called.
(*)But their stance are named Defensive Construction, why, because these blades are really meant for defense. I know most of us experienced the faction quest inside Prison de Joaquin, you noticed the blades right? They hurt bad and they can knock you down if they catch you. These blades are used to prevent melee attackers from getting in. And for the range attackers, that's when Musketeers, Bernelli, Brunie and other shooters gets into the scene. That is also why in this stance you got the Concentration Ward to help increase the damage and accuracy of these shooters while taking refuge inside the blades for possible melee attacks.
(*)Jacks cannons are not as good as blades in breaking a colony because they are slow but are good for killing approaching enemies. And of course his Wards are really helpful in increasing your survival by staying within their range.
(*)And like dolls, their constructions can also serve as defense by taking damages from enemies. They of course got fences that are really meant to take damages.

Viki, the Boss Summoner a.k.a. Lagger Creator

(*)his summons also add numbers to team, serving as damage dealers and tankers. Because of their high HP they can survive longer than our normal characters or Cath's dolls or Diego/Angie/Jack's constructions. They are also great disablers because of their AOE attacks.
(*)and why keep on complaining about lag if you can use it against your enemies. Yeah Viki's summons are the most annoying of all because it blocks everyones view and also creates great lag to the game. -evil-
(*)Viki can be a substitute to scout. Although he is weaker, why keep one scout if you can have Viki and his summon. It's a Numbers Game, right?

The Barons, Kurt and Eduardo, help! reap! reap! help!

(*)they are just like Viki, their Reapers are good damage dealers and tankers because of their high HP, also with their rapier/saber skills they are also fast attackers (very useful in breaking), they are soft though.

Ambers/Valkyries, summons galore

(*)It must be compulsory that each faction member summons a Valkyrie or an Amber during CW's. These can also add numbers to team, and you guys now already know how beneficial it is.
(*)Low-level Valkyries would be enough if there's not much vis available.
Valkyries are really good breakers.
(*)Ambers specially those of Golden Spiders, Sabel Tiger, Giant Comodo, Fallen Champion, etc. are really must-haves. If you don't have summoners in the team, just summon these bosses to add number and see them kill and tank for you.

Now, you think a faction of at least 20 members will not be able to conquer a colony with these? ^_^

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Meet Golden Spidey, your friendly neighbor

Among ambers, the Golden Spider Amber is the easiest one to get. You just have to take the colony quest at Lago Celeste H6 and then kill 10 GS and then you'll get the amber.

It's easy because you just have to hunt it down in its lair inside a cave J4 across the bridge of spiders in Lago Celeste.

It respawns approx. every 21 minutes after the last kill in the same area on both channels. You can do the quest in squads so instead of getting just 1 amber for your family, other families from your faction or alliance can also get their own. There is a huge competition though with other players. But if you just use your fast attacking/ high damage dealing characters, it will be a sure win.

Make sure you can solo this monster with its stat or you'll have little luck competing with others.

Die Spidey Die!

And that's not just it, this boss sometimes gives very good loots (I got an HOD ring, some level 92 and 96 unique items and an Elite Bracelet of Neptune during my hunt, one time a close friend of mine got a unique level 92 Dragon Coat with good stat) Go and start your hunt. Good luck. ^_^


Its maintenance time again. Waah! Anyway I think it's the right time for me to take a look on what has been happening to my family.
I've been focusing much on my fighter now, acknowledging his importance in boss raids and pvp's. I know it's the weapon and armor that I've been missing on him. But where the hell can I get the stuffs the I need if I don't have that much vis. *sob*
After checking my inventory, selling all old stuffs that I think I will no longer need, I'm able to accumulate 200M vis, but sadly its not enough to dress up my beloved fighter.
Then I tried my luck looking at what MM had in store. And here are the stuffs that I got.

Same AR as a +5 Pizzaro although has less damage = 45 million vis

My own crafted shield.

A cheap level 36 shield +5 chipped until I get this awesome stat giving my fighter additional 3DR

My fake Elite Plate Mail. = 100 million vis vs the real one at 300+ million vis

+5 level 96 KOTT with +1DR gives same DR as level 84 Elite Plate Mail.

I'll definitely make this a +6 ^_^

Oops, where did I get this? LOL

My very first real L337 weapon.

I still have 30 Pure Otites reserved for another L337 weapon but I'm still thinking which one to get or should I just sell it to get vis enough to buy me my own Pizzaro. We'll see. ^_^