Friday, November 23, 2012

My Granado Espada doodles/drawings

it has been a long time since I drew ... stuff 
that last thing I've drawn was my Catherine Torsche sketch and one manga-like gerl
I felt like drawing today so ... 

my drawing of Grandis' *i refuse to spell her name as Grandies* face with a writing pen. yeah I was half way through my revision (y'know I just can't concentrate)
just lucky that I didn't make many major mistakes.
anws paper too small can't draw the whole thing .

this one's a quick sketch, done in a few minutes, a rough doodle of Grandis with Modern Fatima hairstyle and her default costume~~ as for my shadow.. i thought it went quite well with the picture so I took it together with it xD

 I found this from my antique scrap book.  I drew this long before I started playing GE on my past year worksheet ahaha (don't mind the word "Ecology" in the middle of the paper ._.v)... I was so hooked onto the female elementalist!  This was done around 2007; date states June 2007.  I knew of the game but I couldn't play it as my comp specs were below the requirements then.  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stark resemblance of Olivia and Kess' facial features to Grandis'

As I looked at the pictures of Bristia's head officer, Olivia, I couldn't help but notice that she bears a striking resemblance to Grandis.  Her facial features are remarkably similar to Grandis' which leaves me to think that the designers just tweaked and adjusted the parameters of Grandis' face to create Olivia.

So I created this 4 block picture chain to show the similarities of their features which I now use it as my forum signature.  I cut and paste the faces of Olivia and Kess from screenshots available in the GE forums and posed my Anarchea¨(Grandis) to try to imitate their facial expressions and head position.

(Screen shots of Grandis' face are taken by me)  From the left: Olivia, Grandis with the Modern Fatima hairstyle, Grandis with her default hairstyle, Kess.  The facial features of Olivia look very much like Grandis'; her eyes are of the same shape and width but with a darker eye shadow applied and more eyeliner on the bottom lid.  Her nose is also the same as Grandis' but shorter in length.  Their mouths share the same contours and widths but Olivia's mouth corners are a little lower and she has a different colored lipstick on.  Both of them also have similar tapering chins.

The facial features of Kess, the other military officer of Bristia (not entirely sure of his role yet) are also quite similar to Grandis' such as the eyes, nose, mouth and this time, eyebrows.  Again, it seems as if it's actually just the adjustment of the parameters such as the removal of the long eyelashes, shrinkage of the iris, recoloring of the eyebrows and lips, flattening of the cheeks, the re-positioning of the mouth, narrowing of the jaws and the change in skin tone that differentiates him from Grandis' face model.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

No title.

Nope.  Not at all.  Your Father's blue, and your Mom was red.  Where did you get your blonde hair from, Claire?

aaand while I was browsing through the World Cross PVP rankings, a random thought bloomed - The girls seem to like World Cross PVP (WXPVP) singles/team more than the guys??

There is only a small population of female players in SGE... yeap, very few female players here.  But, within that small female population, I noticed that the majority of female players avidly participate in random WXPVP team and singles daily for the fun of it and the EXP and blog about their experiences in the games.

But then again, the sample size of females is small so I can't actually make that conclusion xD
I doubt the numbers of active females in both servers even add up to 30.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tora; Theodore“

My beloved Anarchea¨ looks so fierce heheheh; and just so you know this is my favourite personal raid team lineup - Grandis, Lionel, Buffer(Valeria or Emilia).  Decent DPS and easy to use.  No need for the change of rings/stances/whatsoever. I've had enough of Elementalists. Like. Really. Enough.

After a 1 month wait, IAH has finally released the Modern Fatima hairstyle for Grandis :)  I'm pleased.  Here's a snapshot of Anarchea¨(Grandis) with CharlesĖ†(Lionel) searching for the King of Greed(KOG) for Tora's quest.  It surprised me to find all 6 KOGs (3 from marshland, 3 from peril) dead; given that the sGE community is dwindling.  As such, that's a relief to know that sGE, or rather, Bach, isn't as dead as it seems to be!  No need for merging.  Thanksssssssss.

So I went on to do Tora's quest and finished it yesterday :) Yes I know I'm slow ,_, Here's my little Tora.

IT took me around 30 minutes to think of his name and I eventually named him Theodore“... Sounds... cute?  

I used him for World Cross PVP right on the day I got him and it turned out to be really good!  Despite being my first time to use and play him, I won all my matches.  Beginner VS Experts ,_,  I only had two proper matches though - one against Rank 2 (Asoka, Catherine DEX, Valeria) and the other against Rank 11 (Grandis SG, Beatrice,Valeria).  I was surprised I managed to pull through.  Guess I'm starting to really like using him.

However, THE BAD NEWS IS ... Tora will be nerfed in the later patches - his "Throw weapons" skill will no longer have the knock-back effect.

 Theodore“ weeps

 Theodore“ can't take it anymore

Theodore“ breaks down

Why....  It's not like "Throw weapons" or the Tora character itself is thaaaaat OP/imba.

so ok.  kGE pvpers couldn't handle, the koreans must have been complaining.  If that's the case, the simplest solution would be to reduce the damage boost of "Shadow Walk" since Tora's damage output without Shadow Walk is pretty fair; ranging between the slightly low to average damage output range.  There really isn't a need of removing "Throw weapons'" knock-back effect.  It just ridiculously spoils Tora all over.

That said, we've been informed through the forums that IAH is more or less in the process of preparing the vb1.0 Bristia patch.  I'll just cross my fingers and hope the patch they are updating us to doesn't consist of this change so I can get to relish on my Tora a little longer );  If things can go any better, I hope IMC puts back the KB effect, just like what they did for DEX Catherine's "Reverse Rolling Shot".