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KOG’s action RPG ‘Elsword’ team attended the Seoul Comic world event during the March 28 and 29 to meet with their fans.

‘Elsword’ booth decorated themselves with their newly released Lu and Ciel as their theme. The booth was definitely one of the more popular booths in during the event. We met with various Elsword team members including the development team leader Kwon Ohdang at the event for the interview.
▲ KOG Kwon Ohdang ‘Elsword’ Development team leader
  • What was the response from fans after releasing Lu Ciel?
A: After the initial release of LuCiel, we hit the record of most players playing Elsword ever for this Winter Season. I think the driving force between Elsword’s growing popularity is new characters that cannot be played in any other games. I’m glad LuCiel also played their part in this.
  • Which character was more popular between Lu and Ciel?

A: It was different depending on personal tastes of the players. There was a tendency for male players to like Lu and females players liking Ciel, but I think what players are most enthusiastic about was the two character’s relationship. There are players that like Lu’s powerful and accurate play style but there are also players that like Ciel’s fast and skill focused play style.

  • How does marriage work in game for Lu and Ciel? (What gender is the character treated as?) 
A: Since Lu and Ciel combined can marry any other character in the game, there is no restriction in marriage for Lu Ciel. Only Lu or Ciel, the character that is being married can enter the wedding event. It does feel strange thinking of Lu/Ciel watching their partner marrying.
  • Will there be any more Duo Characters?

A:  I did mention the possibility of more pair characters during Elesis update, but I was surprised that some players thought every character that’s released from then on will be pair characters. Of course if there are enough players that want them released, I won’t discard the possibility. Still, just like how only pair character that currently exist is Elesis, only duo character that exists is Lu Ciel. We developers want players to know that we always want to present something new to our players.

  • There are opinions that Lu and Ciel’s settings overlap with other characters? What do you think about this?
A:  It could look that way when considering from regular character’s perspective as Lu Ciel are fighter and gunblade concept characters.But the core concept for Lu Ciel is duo system that combines these two different battle styles. There are too many characters now to distinguish characters by just their weapons. Lu Ciel was a character born from desire to give different experience to the players and if you actually try the character, you’ll see that they are clearly different from other characters.
  • There was a surprise news in this booth about release of other Elsword related medias. Can you explain more about this?
A: We’ve always thought while we do show some of Elsword’s stories through the game, the world of Elsword was too large to show every stories we wanted to show. That’s where we had the idea to show some stories through popular form of media that our users might enjoy. We determined manga and light novel formats would intrigue our users the most.
  • There are opinions about how Elsword’s ingame story is hard to follow. What are your thoughts on this?
A: We do get lots of feedbacks saying there is no time for players to stop and read through the game’s story when they play. We’ve been working towards making Elsword’s story more easy to follow. One of those works are our Final dungeon clear videos. We’ve been also working towards making our new town Lanox’s story much more engaging than the previous town’s stories.
  • You said there will be light novels and mangas? Can you tell us more about those?
A: Unlike our other comic book series that was for younger target audiences, these new series will be for slightly older audiences. Volume 1 of the manga series is ready to be released soon. This series is named ‘Elsword 0′ and covers events just few years before Elsword’s story. The focus is on one of Elsword’s most popular character Elesis and tells the story of her journey around Elrios continent. The light novel project is still in the planning stages but we’re planning to tell the story far before the events of Elsword that’s only been depicted in the lore so far.
  • Last words for ‘Elsword’ users?
A: From the start we wanted one thing. To provide for the current users that enjoy Elsword, a game that they can play proudly and to have them meet with even more new friends inside the game. We worked towards releasing characters and contents that cannot be seen in other games. Through more updates, we will continue to work hard so many people can play and enjoy ‘Elsword’.
▲ There were many booths other than the official booth selling Elsword related items.

2015 Spring Update:
-Guild Revamp continued
-Skill Tree Revamp 2015
-Skill Tree Swapping System
-Power-Up System
-Ultimate Stage Transform

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4/01 Patch Notes

March 30th, 2015 | Posted by 2nafishisgood in Patch Notes - (6 Comments)

# Event

1.
April Fools Event
-2015 04 01 ~ 2015 04 09
- Cool Cutins
- Special Skill page opened during event
-This skill page automatically acquires all skills that character can learn as character levels up. (Within lvl range)
-SP points automatically distributed

2. Invite Friends event
- 2015 04 01 ~ 2015 04 16

# Cash Shop

[New]
1. IB (Elesis Velder Imperial Guard)
- 2015 04 01 ~ 2015 05 07
2. Protectors of the Earth Crayon Pop
2015 04 01 ~ 2015 04 30

[End]
1. Medusa Package

# Changes

[Dungeon/Field]
1. Fixed Barrier Machines for Ignis and Leviathan not reactivating when playing solo.

[Item]
-Various Bug fixes.

[Other]
1. Fixed Monster evasions to be lower
2. Changed final crafting material Bethbites from ‘Alchemist’ profession into Town Stones. Need 40 Town Stones from each towns to craft.\

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- Elesis VIG -

- Crayon Pop Earth Protector -


3/26 Patch Notes

March 24th, 2015 | Posted by 2nafishisgood in Patch Notes - (28 Comments)

#Event

1.
Wake up hot time!
- Early bird gets Ice Burners
- Log in 10 minutes during Event time to get ‘[cobo] Ice Burner] x3′ (1 time per ID)
- 2015 03 27 07:00 AM ~ 2015 03 27 08:00AM

# Cash Shop

[New]
1. Life Crystal(Medusa)
- 2015 03 26 ~ 2015 04 01
- Can obtain from Fossil Reader after sale period.

2. Spring Lolita avatar (Ara, Elesis, Add)
-  2015 03 26 ~ 2015 04 23

3. Gothloli Avatar (Luciel)
- 2015 03 26 ~ 2015 4 23

[End]
1. Medusa Pet Package

# Changes

[Character]
1. Fixed x1.5 buff duration effect not working for ‘Soul sigil’ when there is no party member nearby upon skill execution.
2. Fixed problem where Arc Tracer’s ‘Psionic Generator’s damage increase effect was working for 11 targets when it should only work up to 10 targets.
3. Fixed Add’s ‘Infinite Library’ passives KD reduction not working properly

[Quest]
1. Fixed beginning quest timing errors

[Secret Dungeons]
1. Fixed problem where durability wasn’t decreasing.
2. Fixed problem where pet affinity not decreasing.
3. Fixed problem where players couldn’t enter dungeon with 0% stamina.
4. Fixed problem of CLEAR appearing in first stage of Velder secret dungeon.

[Dungeon/Field]
1. Fixed problem of characters falling down in Henir’s Lanox Ifritan stage.
2. Made so dungeon guide still shows up when queuing and canceling ‘Tree of El’ & ‘Forest Ruins’ dungeons with fresh made characters.
3. We determined Ruben was too easy, Added Super Armor to all monster attacks in Ruben area.

[Item]
1. ~ 7. Fixed various avatar Graphic Errors
8. Changed Sander material item into Rare level.
9. Item levels don’t show up for sparring gears now.

[Other]
1. Channel amount adjusted.
2. Maximum ED amount available to character now changes depending on character levels. (Not affected if ED you originally possessed surpasses level limit)

LV

Max ED

Max ED allowed for single trade

LV

Max ED

Max ED allowed for single trade

1

500,000

175,000

15

25,500,000

8,925,000

2

1,000,000

350,000

16

30,000,000

10,500,000

3

1,500,000

525,000

17

34,500,000

12,075,000

4

2,500,000

875,000

18

39,000,000

13,650,000

5

3,500,000

1,225,000

19

44,500,000

15,575,000

6

5,000,000

1,750,000

20 ~ 24

150,000,000

52,500,000

7

6,000,000

2,100,000

25 ~ 29

300,000,000

105,000,000

8

7,500,000

2,625,000

30 ~ 34

500,000,000

175,000,000

9

9,000,000

3,150,000

35 ~ 39

750,000,000

262,500,000

10

11,000,000

3,850,000

40 ~ 44

1,000,000,000

350,000,000

11

13,500,000

4,725,000

45 ~ 49

1,250,000,000

437,500,000

12

15,500,000

5,425,000

50 ~ 54

1,500,000,000

525,000,000

13

19,000,000

6,650,000

55 ~ 59

1,750,000,000

612,500,000

14

22,000,000

7,700,000

60 ~ 80

2,000,000,000

700,000,000

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- Spring Lolita(Ara/Elesis/Add) -
봄의 롤리타 아라 엘리시스 애드

- Gothloli Avatar (Lu/Ciel) -
고스로리 루 시엘

 


 

Event 3: All characters under level 60 get 150% exp buff in dungeons.

 

1. Secret Dungeon System Revamp

- Normal Mode removed and all difficulties combined into Hell.
- Normal Mode Quests adjusted. Total Quest amount reduced.
- Can no longer gain exp from secret dungeons.

2. Luto Mode Revamp

- Entrance gate changed so it appears at beginning of the stage
- Dual magic stone cube will drop when defeating the boss in Luto Mode.
- New Dual Magic stones are obtained in Dual Magic stone cube.
(One of Amplify/Absorb/Resist/Ruin/Gale magic stones)

3. Secret Dungeon Item Revamp

- Initial lvl.70 level limit increased to lv.80
- Set options rvamped

set

Grendized Mechanical MK-4

Grendized Dragonic – Force

2

* Add dmg +3%
* HP +6%
* Crit +6%

4

* P/M attack +2%
* P/M defense +2%
* P/M attack +2%
* P/M defense +2%

5

* 4% chance of P/M defense x1.5 when hit.(Cooldown 10s),
* 5s of +100% Crit resistance when HP is below 50%,
Add dmg resistance, +100%, MP gain when hit +50%, MaxMP +10%
* 10% of flame strike when attacking.
* Awakening charge when awakened +10%
* Aura of Rage activated for 10s when awakening.
* Crit damage increased by 20% for 10s when awakening.
(30s cooldown)

set

Grendized Alterasia TYPE_R

Grendized Glitter Berserker

2

* Atk spd +6% * Add dmg +6%

4

* P/M attack +2%
* P/M defense +2%
* P/M attack +2%
* P/M defense +2%

5

* 5% chance of MP+7 when attacking
* 3% chance of Acceleration effect for 7s when hitting
(Atkspd/MP gain when attacking greatly increased)
* All attribute proc chance +5%
* 1% chance of Enlarge effect fir 10 seconds when attacking.
(Giant+Crit Increase)
* 3% chance of Joaquin’s lightning atk when attacking
* 5% chance of Flame flask atk when attacking.
* 2% chance of Joaquin’s Mana shield for 3 seconds when hit.(Received damage reduced 100%)

set

Grendized Ancient Royal Guardian 

Grendized Sand Blast

2

* Critical +3%
* Damage red +3%
* Atk spd +3%
* Awk Charge +6%

4

* P/M attack +2%
* P/M defense +2%
* P/M attack +2%
* P/M defense +2%

5

* 7% chance of Iron Shield effect when hit for 10 seconds(Defense Increase)
* 5% chance of 10s Magic Cape effect when attacking.(MP recovery)
* 5% chance of Hidden Potential Release effect for 10s when attacking. (Atk increase)
* 3% chance of Restraining Seal effect for 2s when attacking.
(Hold + Defense Reduction)
* 5% chance of Sylph’s Aura for 10s when attacking.
(Atk/Movement spd increase)
* 5% Whirlwind atk when attacking.

- Secret Dungeon materials revamped.

4. Dual Magic Stone Revamp

- Amplify/Absorb/Resist/Ruin/Gale magic stones newly added.
- Can’t craft old Dual Magic stones

Icon

Item name

Effect

 

Magic stone of Amplification

  Crit 1-4%
Add dmg 1-4%
 

Magic stone of Absorbtion

  Crit 1-4%
Red dmg 1-4%
HP increase  1-4%
 

Magic stone of Resistance

  Crit 1-4%
Awk charge 1-4%
Awk time 0.75-3.75%
 

Magic stone of Ruin

  Crit 1-4%
Random Skill damage increase 1-3%
(1 of Active/100mp/200mp/300mp)
 

Magic stone of Gale

  Crit 1-4%
All spd 1-4%

- You can craft Dual Magic stones into [Shining Dual Magic Stone] with additional materials.
– [Shining dual Magic Stones] have lower minimal stats than ‘Dual Magic Stones’ and have higher chance of obtaining maximum stats.

 

5. Exchanging existing Secret Dungeon equipments

- New secret dungeon gears can be obtained like the Henir’s upgrade system.
- gear effects are retained when upgrading.

Category

Details

Enhance level

Retained

Sockets

Retained

Attribute

Retained

Wedges

Retained

Seal Amount

Retained

- Identification effects won’t be retained and will turn into Unidentified status.
- Upgrade is only available till 06/18

3/19 Patch Notes

March 17th, 2015 | Posted by 2nafishisgood in Patch Notes - (17 Comments)

# Content

1. Secret Dungeon Revamp
- Secret Dungeons are revamped. Sander secret dungeon added. Play and rewarding methods changed.
- Difficulty all unified into ‘Hell’. ‘Luto Mode’ entrance method changed.
- Can obtain new Lv.80 secret dungeon equipments. Only lvl70 secret dungeon equipments can be upgraded using provided upgrade method within certain time interval into lvl.80

# Event

1. Secret Dungeon Revamp and Sander Secret Dungeon event
-  2015 03 19 ~ 2015 04 02
- Characters in Lv.1 ~ Lv.59 get 150%EXP bonus so they can get to secret dungeons faster
- Characters over Lv.60 gets 3(weekdays),6(weekends) ‘Luto’s entrance ticket’(secret dungeon ticket) per ID per login.
- Secret Dungeon Daily quest clear will give additional reward ‘Unknown Medal’ that can be exchanged for other town medals.
- Clear ‘[EVENT] Luto’s Trace’ daily quest to get Luto’s Trace one piece item!

# Cash Shop

[New]
1. New Pet : Medusa Packag
- 2015 03 19 ~ 2015 03 26
- Package also contains El Tree Fruit x25 and Pet Toy(30 days), Pet Fetch Aura x1
- Non package Life Crystal will be sold 2015 03 26 ~ 04 02

[End]
1. ‘White day’ [LoveLove Bear]

# Changes

[Guild Base / Guild Storage]
1. Mailbox added to Guild base. More features will be added in the future.
2. Community window’s character location changed to display Guild Base.
3. Can scroll over to see full text in community window for infos that have [...]
4. Fixed Socket effect display disappearing when using Guild Storage.
5. Fixed problem where not all Guild members were visible in Guild base.

[Quest]
1. ‘(Skill Note) Toma’s memory’ quest deleted as it’s no longer necessary.

[Item]
1. Ara Star academy top, bottom visual error fixed.
2. Add Salvatore Gaia top visual error fixed.
3. Fixed problem where Z attacks were not working when equipping Ciel’s EO Gunblade.

[Other]
1. 1 minute ‘regathering’ debuff added when canceling dungeon random matching when confirm/cancel window appears.
2. Fixed so ESC won’t cancel dungeon matching when confirm/cancel window appears.
3. Confirm/Cancel window duration increased from 10s to 15s
4. Super Armor revamp
All characters and monsters that are in super armor will pause for a certain time when hit.
It’s not a long enough pause but now super armor state have vulnerability to get user’s movement delayed when being hit by multiple hits or by multiple people. Giant bosses excluded.

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- New Pet ‘Medusa’ -

 

[3x EXP, Unlimited Stamina]

3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.04

PM 12:00 ~ 15:00

[Just Unlimited Stamina]

3.15, 3.22, 3.29, 4.05

PM 12:00 ~ 15:00

[Guild Base]
-Special Place where players registered in a guild can enter.
-Player registered in a guild automatically logs into the Guild Base. Exiting the guild base will move the player to their location before they logged off.
-More features planned for addition in guild base.

[Guild Storage]
-Works similar to putting items in a bank. Timed/Untradeable items are not allowed.
-Usage restricted depending on member’s rank. Can use starting from ‘member’ rank.
-Putting items in the  storage has no restrictions. But withdrawing items have amount limits.
-As many items can be put in storage by members as slot allows but withdrawing items have amount limit depending on guild member’s rank.

 

[ Guild Base update event]
- Event: 2015 03 12 ~ 2015 03 26
Event 1: Log in with character in a guild to get ‘Congrats! Guild Base launch’ event title.


-P.Atk,M.Atk,Awk Chrg +10%.
-10% chance of Super Armor -30% received damage for 10 seconds when hit.
(All effects Dungeon restricted/Effects removed after event on 03/26)

Event 2: Rewards given to guilds with most ‘Guild coins’ in their guild storage by clearing guild co-op quests
Complete Event quest [Event] 최강! 길드는 어디? to obtain guild coins:

-Clear condition: clear dungeon(except henir/ruben) within level range once
-reward: [Guild coin] x1

Rank

Reward

Content

Number

1

Best Guild Cube

Ariel’s Magic Amulet Lv.8

1

[Cobo] Ice Burner

5

[Cobo] Fossil Reader

5

2 ~ 10

Best Top.10 Cube

Ariel’s Magic Amulet Lv.7

1

[Cobo] Ice Burner

3

[Cobo] Fossil Reader

3

11 ~ 50

Best Top.50 Cube

Ariel’s Magic Amulet Lv.6

1

[Cobo] Ice Burner

1

[Cobo] Fossil Reader

1

 

3/12 Patch Notes

March 10th, 2015 | Posted by 2nafishisgood in Patch Notes - (32 Comments)

# Content

1. Guild Base and Guild Storage added
- ‘Guild Base’ Small town for guild members and ‘Guild storage’ where you can share items with guild members added.
- More features planned

2. Secret Dungeon Revamp
- Secret Dungeons are revamped. Sander secret dungeon added. Play and rewarding methods changed.

– Difficulty all unified into ‘Hell’. ‘Luto Mode’ entrance method changed.
– Can obtain new Lv.80 secret dungeon equipments. Only lvl70 secret dungeon equipments can be upgraded using provided upgrade method within certain time interval into lvl.80

Postponed for next week

# Event

1. Secret Dungeon Revamp and Sander Secret Dungeon event
-  2015 03 12 ~ 2015 03 26
– Characters in Lv.1 ~ Lv.59 get 150%EXP bonus so they can get to secret dungeons faster
– Characters over Lv.60 gets 3(weekdays),6(weekends) ‘Luto’s entrance ticket’(secret dungeon ticket) per ID per login.
– Secret Dungeon Daily quest clear will give additional reward ‘Unknown Medal’ that can be exchanged for other town medals.
– Clear ‘[EVENT] Luto’s Trace’ daily quest to get Luto’s Tracer one piece item!

Postponed for next week

2. 3rd Guild revamp event
- Event: 2015 03 12 ~ 2015 03 26
- Log in with character in a guild to get ‘Congrats! Guild Base launch’ event title.
- Rewards given to guilds with most ‘Guild coins’ in their guild storage by clearing guild co-op quests

Rank

Reward

Content

Number

1

Best Guild Cube

Ariel’s Magic Amulet Lv.8

1

[Cobo] Ice Burner

5

[Cobo] Fossil Reader

5

2 ~ 10

Best Top.10 Cube

Ariel’s Magic Amulet Lv.7

1

[Cobo] Ice Burner

3

[Cobo] Fossil Reader

3

11 ~ 50

Best Top.50 Cube

Ariel’s Magic Amulet Lv.6

1

[Cobo] Ice Burner

1

[Cobo] Fossil Reader

1

3. 3 14 ‘White Day’ event
- 2015 03 12 ~ 2015 03 19
- [Lovelove bear] item that can only be presented sold in cash shop.
Following items can be obtained from dismantling [Lovelove bear] accessory item

Items obtained when dismantled

category

Lovelove Bear (Can’t Dismantle)

Accessory (Top)

Couple Ring

Special

Rose Hairpin

Accessory Face(Mid)

Red Rose

Accessory Face(Bottom)

Guardian Ring

Accessory (Ring)

Guardian Necklace

Accessory (Necklace)

- ‘Orb of extreme rage’ also given to lonely ppl upon every 10 min login.

# Cash Shop

[New]
1. New Ice Burner [Salvatore Gaia]
- Can’t obtain Heavenly Fox shrine maiden avatars after maintenance.
- 2015 03 12 ~ 2015 06 04

* IB revamped so it only gives costumes specific to your character. From 03 12~06 04, melting ice sculptures will give ‘Earth’s energy’ instead of ‘Ice Crystal’. You can craft ‘Salvatore Gaia’ IB avatars by gathering enough ‘Earth Energy’. If you need Ice Crystal, you can exchange ‘Earth’s energy’ for them from Ariel.

2. Avatar: Spring Lolita(Elsword, Aisha, Rena, Raven, Eve, Chung)
- Other character’s avatars will be released on 03 26
- 2015 03 12 ~ 2015 04 09

[End of Sale]
1. All in one IBs
2. Bingo Event. All related items removed, cannot obtain more bingo points. Can still roll Bingo until 3 19.
3. Animal Cosplay(Chung, Ara, Elesis, Add) packages
4. 2015 Hanbok avatar
5. Enhancement Package item

#Changes

[Character]
1. Fixed problem where (old) Magic Necklace would apply to both Luciel characters in dungeons when wearing it as Ciel.
2. Fixed pet ‘MP+5′ effect not working as Luciel character.
3. Fixed Dreadlord not getting combination point on his ZZZXZ command on his last Z attack.
4. Fixed equipment visuals not change as Ciel when changing equipments.

[Dungeon/PvP]
1. Fixed  “현재 필드가 파티가 소속된 필드가 아닙니다” appearing sometimes when exiting dungeon alone using ESC.
2. Fixed problem where you can enter dungeon outside the party by entering the sparring or training while dungeon countdown is still going on.
3. Henir resting stop’s, enter next area method changed. Next Area or exit chosen by number of people standing in front of the doors. Dungeon will carry on according to the door that has more people standing in front of it within certain time interval. If number of people are same, it will choose challenge(not exit)
4. Changed so level 80 character only get matched with other level 80 characters in random matching in Henir or secret dungeon.

[Item]
1. Elesis Dragon Knight Reform crafting ends
2. fixed problem where Ara’s wedding dress appearances in magical wardrobe were exchanged.

[Other]
1. Random matching buff ‘Hero’s gathering’ buff enhanced and will apply even if you are matched alone. Buff increased if less players are matched.
Ex. When you are matched alone due to lack of players, the buff will give Maximum 223%(+123%)
It should be lacking compared to playing with 4 people but we decided it will help. We plan to continue looking into the problem of lack of people in dungeon random matching.
2. Fixed Guild Skills ‘Midas hand’ and ‘Comrade’s cheer’ skills not working.
3. Henir Launching event ends. Powerstone shard required for crafting Powerstones changed from 30 to 60.

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- Salvatore Gaia -

- Spring Lolita (Elsword, Aisha, Rena, Raven, Eve, Chung) -