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Project Hostile Takeover

Thursday, January 31, 2008 by Bea

[In-Game Event] Project Hostile Takeover
Date: 2 February 2008, Saturday
Caravaggio 1300 SGT - 1345 SGT (GMT +8)
Pachelbel 1400 SGT - 1445 SGT (GMT +8)
Vivaldi 1500 SGT - 1545 SGT (GMT +8)
Cervantes 1600 SGT - 1645 SGT (GMT +8)
Carracci 1700 SGT - 1745 SGT (GMT +8)

Channel(s): 1
Duration: 45 Minutes

Background Story:
“Hell hath no fury like a [GM] scorned….”
After failing to foil the plans of Emilia and Hrin in spreading the love of fashion in Granado Espada, Karjalainen and the [GM]s have came up with a ‘counter-attack’ plan. They are planning to buyout Hrin Potions and do a hostile takeover of Hrin Potions Inc.! Who will win this domestic war in the end?

[GM] Garage Sales:
The [GM]s will be selling Level 52 Elite armors in the various cities. Only Hrin’s Potions will be accepted as currency for this sales event.

[GM] Garage Auction:
They will also be auctioning various interesting items that they have found whilst spring cleaning their garage. Similarly, only Hrin Potions will be accepted as currency for bidding. [GM] will utilize in-game notices to commence a bid, with starting bid, minimum increment made, etc. Microphones must be used to place a bid. Recognized broadcasts will be based on sequence found in the ‘System’ tab.

In-Game Event: FAQ
Q: Can everyone take part in this event?
Yes, everyone can take part in this event.

Q: Do we need to register for the event?
No, registration is not necessary.

Q: Do we need a Squad to take part in this event?
No, you do not need to be in a squad.

Q: What do I need in order to participate?
You will need Hrin’s potions for this event. They can be purchased from the Premium Item Merchant at all major cities or via Market Manager (while stocks last).

Q: What are the available items for bidding?
It’s a surprise. On that same note, families can only win an auction once. This is to allow others to have a chance to win the other auctions.

Q: Where can I find the [GM]s selling the Elite Level 52 armors?
They will be hidden in some of the major cities. Hints will be given via in-game notices as to where they are located. You will need to locate and trade the [GM]s as soon as possible.

Q: Is there any limited amount one family can buy?
The [GM] will only trade one Elite Level 52 Armor to you for a certain number of Hrin’s Potions. The number required for trade will be announced in-game during the event.

E.g. If the Elite Level 52 Armor costs 10 Hrin’s Potions, even if you trade 20 Hrin’s Potions, the [GM] will only give you ONE Elite Level 52 Armor.

Q: What if I trade more Hrin’s Potions than the price of an Elite 52 Armor or the auction that I won?
Any additional Hrin’s Potions given to the [GM] will go into donations for Project Hostile-Takeover-Of-Hrin’s-Potions-Inc. We thank you kindly in advance.

Q: How do I win the events?
If you decide to bid for the Auction, it is of utmost importance that you get Hrin’s Potions stocked up in your inventory before going all out. This amount must be equivalent to your highest bid.
If you decide to buy items from the [GM]s, find and trade the [GM]s the correct number of Hrin’s Potions as soon as possible!

Q: Do I use whisper or broad to bid for an item?
Microphones MUST be used to bid for an item.

Q: How long will one auction last?
Each auction will last for a maximum of 5 minutes. If there is no one else bidding when the [GM] gives a last call for that auction, the auction will end. Auction timer would be based on the [GM] in charge, countdown will be provided when the time is ending.

Q: How do I determine someone bid higher than me?
Bids that are submitted through broadcasts will be acknowledged under the ‘System’ tab, NOT the marquee broadcast!
When the countdown timer is activated, highest bid that comes before ‘0’ (Zero) will be taken into consideration first.

Q: So… what if I won the bid but I don’t have the premium items needed?
We recommend that you have the premium items in your inventory before the event starts. Once the winner of the auction has been declared, [GM]s will immediately summon you to do the trades! If you do not possess the number of Hrin’s Potions that you used to bid for, the next highest bid will win the item, and you may be exempt from taking part in the rest of the auction!

Q. What will happen to those who disrupt the event with microphones and such?
Those who disrupt the event will be silenced for the rest of the event.

Disclaimer: Mechanics & Schedule may be subject to change.

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From GE With Love This February

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 by Bea

Send E-Cards to your loved ones this Valentines Day or give greetings for the Chinese New Year!
You can also join the E-Card Challenge! Click this url for more info: http://granadoespada.com.ph/events.php

Chinese New Year Specials
Viki has been kidnapped and someone is out to gain control of the mighty araRAT! >>> http://ge.iahgames.com/en/news/?aid=466&sec=1&ssec=4
FengLing's charming Chinese outfit will rock your world! >>> http://ge.iahgames.com/edm/2008jan_cnyvday/edm_jan_cnyvday03.html

Love is in the New World
Win a date with the GM! >>> http://ge.iahgames.com/en/news/?aid=468&sec=1&ssec=4
New RNPC costumes and discounts! >>> http://ge.iahgames.com/edm/2008jan_cnyvday/edm_jan_cnyvday05.html
Forum Event: Love Me! >>> http://ge.iahgames.com/edm/2008jan_cnyvday/edm_jan_cnyvday06.html

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GE Goes to Iloilo!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by Bea

  • Freeplay
  • In-Game Item Raffle
  • Face/Off PVP Tournament
Discussion thread here: http://forums.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?t=28717

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GE Eyeballs: Outcasts and CARNAGE

Monday, January 21, 2008 by Bea

Crossposted to: Love Chronicle: Reality in GE's New World
Last Saturday, I attended two gatherings in one day: one in Cainta for the Outcasts Faction in Caracci, and one in Mall of Asia for the reunion of CARNAGE of Cervantes.

It was fun! Although our PUJ got arrested for illegal loading (oops!) and the driver bumped an old pick-up truck (at least no damages were done, just one apology did it) and we were so many that it looked like we had a field trip that day. ^^
It was Haagendaz's birthday, and everyone gathered at his house to eat, drink, and chat a lot.
coke's gone! ~_~

lots of pies~

Laughing off some issues to make the conversation lighter.

They informed me of their issues and concerns nowadays in GE. Although I cannot make promises of 'everything's gonna be alright,' I'll still forward and compile this for my community reports. Thanks guys for the meeting there. ^_^

The Bloggers Family: Fiksdotter & DeSanggria

The Outcasts Faction

It was drizzling already when we were walking home, and I was late to my second EB. ~_~

CARNAGE members present were only Estradz, AquinoYap, and Infernalz. Panadero, Seighart, and the rest of the gang weren't able to attend. We ate and drink, and talk about the good ol' days in GE. However, they did not make any comments whether they were coming back to Cervantes again.
to go back or not to go back?

infernalz & me

Thanks to everyone for their time~! Hope our community will still stick together thru thick and thin! ^_~

A Serious Warning or Two

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Bea

Dear Gamers,

In recent days, there have been several cases of GE accounts being banned due to fraudulent credit card purchases. From the feedback of the affected account owners, we have gathered that some of these players were purchasing G-points from illegal/unauthorized sellers.

These sellers have purchased their game value using stolen credit card details. From our logs, we have been able to trace the movement of the game values and banned accounts related to these illegal game values.

We would like to advise all GE gamers to purchase Game Value Cards (GVC) only from authorized resellers/distributors stated on our official website under “Buy GE”. Do not accept or buy any game value sold by unauthorized sources. These illegal sellers typically sell their ill-gotten game value at a discount and your GE account is at risk of being affected should you allow these sellers to transact into your account.

As a general rule of thumb, it is unwise to share your user account name and password with anyone. If possible, try to use a unique user account and password and not your “typical” details you used on other websites. We have been receiving numerous calls for assistance because of these compromises and while we try our best in helping, there are cases in which we could not render any assistance.

We at IAHGames will stay committed to ensuring a safe and secure game experience for you and we need your help in doing so.

Thank you for your attention.
Team GE

Dear PH Community,

We do not only monitor you guys in the forums, website, or in-game. We also have been monitoring illegal activities OUTSIDE the said official areas. We also do not tolerate Real-Money Trade (RMT) by selling accounts, items or Vis posted on such sites/forums like Friendster Groups, MySpace, online journals, faction forums, etc.

You guys should know the rules, and we are strictly implementing them, and by means, grave penalties will be granted upon the degree of your offense.

And do know that even in your troll posts, we can still trace you and will have your account penalized.

Please know better, and abide by the Game Policies.
Yours truly,
CM Veya

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Aftermath: POGS 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 by Bea

The Philippine Online Gaming Summit 2008 held at the Trinoma Activity Center went by like a storm. Lots of gamers participated in all game booths, got loads of freebies like posters, installers, and premium merchandise from the raffle.

The Face/Off Tournament was also a success, and the crowd had lots of fun watching the GE videos prepared by the proud Pinoy participants in the GE event's FFA.

Congratulations to Welling and ·™ of Caravaggio for winning in the Face/Off PVP Tournament!

Here's the video of the event, so enjoy!

Check out the articles of your fellow bloggers as well:

More pictures here: GE Gathering

Many thanks for the continuous support on the events! ^_~

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7th Faction Visitation: PinoyAllStars

Friday, January 11, 2008 by Bea

Where all stars collide at Pachelbel...

When was the faction created?
It was created when the faction HBO was disbanded during OBT. - GuerreroX
Faction was formerly known as a 3 factions from Open Beta Pachelbel Server namely
HBO, Mafia and Extreme Pinoy to merged as one for all Pinoy to enjoy in one Faction to experience cybergaming and enjoy with the company in game and outside game relation. It was created June 14, 2007 and †PINOY†ALLSTARS† was Born to Granado Espada. - Shadowsoul

How did you guys come up with a name?
It is the merging of HBO and other smaller factions which are all Pinoy players so we named it as PinoyAllStar in coherence to the said merging of factions. - GuerreroX
We discuss this first and decided the name to entitled with all the Pinoys in-game to know
that there is a Solid Pinoy Faction that carrying all Pinoy Players in Granado Espada. -Shadowsoul

Pioneer players behind creating this faction?
Sanin, Shadowsoul, Severos, Cordero, Jowin Bro's many to mention sorry if I forgot ^_^ - GuerreroX
Half of the faction are pioneers of the game; we don't name whose the Pioneer because we
are all Pioneers of the faction; all equal treatment to each other to make it strong. - Shadowsoul

How many members? How many are active until now?
100 FULL FORCE yeah!!! - GuerreroX
Active players from PAS 70 family and during wars about 70-80 families - Shadowsoul

What's the current level of your faction?
Level 52 / Republicans

How many hours do you guys go on grind leveling / AFK?
Mostly around 8-12 hrs. some are 24/7 including myself coz my wife at home plays my account then when I return home then it's my turn to play - GuerreroX
Some of the players are 24/6 because we got maintenance average of 20hours a day
some are 15hours per day. - Shadowsoul

What are you guys into in GE lately?
CW is fun lately but we are helping other factions finish their Faction Quest too, however many of us play GE to make friends or meet friends which we do regularly in a form of monthly EB's and gatherings - GuerreroX

Do you often organize eyeballs and gatherings? What are your agenda/activities?
Yes, some are organizing monthly sometimes more, hmm agenda is 70% GE 30% personal mushy stuff, activities hmm PLAYING (again) , eating (donuts), swimming, drinking (non alcoholic beer ^_^) - GuerreroX
Yes, we do organize eyeballs and gatherings we always do talk stuff about GE and swimming etc. Eyeballs to know each other not in game but outside the game to make the bond strong inside the faction and to make friends in-game and outside game. - Shadowsoul

Do you have a message to send out to your fellow servermates?
There is no such thing as a perfect faction, in each faction there would tend to be some blacksheeps and troublemakers, though we at PAS try our best to discipline and educate our members and always remind them to "respect others if you want to be respected" - GuerreroX
Guys out there, all Pinoys are welcome in PAS gatherings and eyeballs and let make Granado Espada more alive, not a ghost town. Rock and Roll hardcore gamers. . . Long Live Granado Espada!! - Shadowsoul

The Family of Shadowsoul and GuerreroX

I like hanging out with these guys, they're terrific! They're one of the most active faction in our community, and always present in every Granado Espada event. I also love their makulit chat in-game, even into those not related to GE anymore, especially their life, and their stories on their latest gathering, and lots of stuff. You can also check them out on their friendster: http://profiles.friendster.com/pin0yallstars and you'll be able to see all of their latest EB pictures. They are the ones that truly make the Pinoys at home in the GE community.

Thanks to Bossing Sanin, Shadowsoul, and GuerreroX for the info and images. ^_~

POGS 2008 - GE Activities

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 by Bea

In-Game Tournament
Face/Off: 2vs2 PVP Tournament
1. All terms and conditions of IAHGames Passport apply. This tournament is open for the test server only.
2. Each team will consist of 2 players. Players are not allowed to join multiple teams. Players found to be in multiple teams will have their teams immediately disqualified.
3. Players from each team will be using the test server accounts provided by the GMs.
4. Each team/player can use unlimited consumables such as potions, orbs, etc.
5. Players are to meet at the City of Auch – PvP Officer 10 minutes before the tournament starts.
6. There will be an allotment of 10 minutes for preparation and 5 minutes for the match.
7. The team to successfully exterminate all 6 characters of the opposing team will be pronounced the winner for that match.
8. In case of a “draw,” both teams will be required to play a “sudden death match.” Players are not allowed to change their character setup. First team to score a character-kill will be the winner of the match.
9. Warnings will be given for team displaying unsportsmanship behavior or not abiding by the rules and/or listening to the GMs/marshals. There will be disqualifications on the team who will receive 3 warnings and/or exploitation of any bugs and intentional disconnections during the match.
10. In case of system failures or disconnections, inform the marshals as soon as possible. If any players are disconnected before any engagement is made, the match will be restarted. The marshal is also responsible and monitor the match at all times in cases like this one.
11. Each server will have its best team at the end of the tournament.

Registration: 10AM - 2PM
Tournament Schedule: 4PM - 6PM*

*Schedule may change prior to the availability of the participants during the calltime.
**Participants will be disqualified during no-show for 5 minutes.

Other activities:

  • Freeplay
  • Raffle
  • Merchandise selling of GE Limited Edition Boxes
  • and other more exciting giveaways and lots of prizes!
Hope to see y'all there! ^_~

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Intel Machinimasia Awardees

by Bea

Community's Choice Awardees

Hi guys! I've tallied the votes w/out the trolls. So here are the winners:
1st Place
Reclusion's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1pUiagXiLM
2nd Place
Sigrid's Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bBPA40OZ9U
3rd Place
Reimaru's Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Er-ZITTHZQo

I'll be needing your ff. details sent to my email - veya@granadoespada.com.ph

Full Name
Email Address
Prize Detail/s (choose on the prizes indicated)
Full Address with Zipcode(for the 1st place winner)

Consolation prize: A pair of Divine Angel Wings
I'll be needing the email address of the ff:

You can just PM me directly for the email/s.

Guys, remember that you should indicate what prize you wanted from the selection. For the first prize, also indicate which school look premium package you wanted.

Overall Champions
1st Place
Bunny Pasig
Prizes: Intel Core 2 Quad PC, Granado Espada Limited Edition Box, Your Choice of Chrysalis Package or Ivory Bag Package / Your Choice of Lucifer Wings 30D or 3 pairs of Divine Angel Wings

2nd Place
Darrickson Regondola
Prizes: iPod Touch, Granado Espada Limited Edition Box, Your Choice of Chrysalis Package or Ivory Bag Package / 1 pair of Divine Angel Wings

3rd Place
Riasa Aguilar
Prizes: P5000 gift check worth of Intel products, Granado Espada Limited Edition Box, Bear Package

Intel's Choice
Philip Bengson
Prize: P10,000 gift check worth of Intel products

The judging had been a long and tough decision due to the overwhelming entries of videos. I'll be needing the ff. from the winners:

In-Game Family Name
Email Address
Prize Detail/s (choose on the prizes indicated)

Send it via my email: veya@granadoespada.com.ph
This is for the in-game item prizes. ^_~

I'll be uploading the videos of the overall champions soon. Thank you all for participating in the Intel Machinimasia Film-Making Awards! Hope to see y'all on our future events!

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Will You Be Our Valentine?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 by Bea

Hi everyone! Would you like to spend your Valentines with your special someone, or with your friends, or meet someone with your GE family?

We would like to know if you guys are willing to join a Victorian ball with us, perhaps like in Casa Manila in Intramuros?

Do cast your votes and provide your comments, suggestions into celebrating the day of love here: http://forum.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?t=27578

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Philippine Online Gaming Summit 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008 by Bea

POGS 2008
January 13, 2008
Trinoma Activity Center EDSA corner North Ave. Quezon City
9:00AM - 9:00PM

The GE PH Team will provide you loads of events and activities! So stay tuned for more updates!

Hope to see y'all there! ^_^

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Second War of the Factions?

by Bea

It's been awhile since we had action in-game, that is, PVP-style.

The First War
This was the first in-game event, and was also conducted, yes by yours truly, the GE PH Team. ^_^v

It was joined by the major and known factions those days, like IntrudeRz, Nemesis™, †PINOY†ALLSTARS†, Destroth, PasawayProphecy, Rebirth, The Core, ReBorn, EpicSynx, Destiny, Honor, GodLike, Council, Vradical, Dominion, GoD, Yakisoba, and CARNAGE.

It was a 15 vs 15 players, so most factions had to pick out their best fifteen to compete in the said in-game tournament. All countries enjoyed it, and yes, even the GMs were a bit tense while monitoring in-game.

You can check out these links for more info:

So, the question is... would your faction willing to join in the said event? Do give out suggestions, comments on mechanics, and your vote on this link: http://forum.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?t=27502

Celebrate New Year with Style!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 by Bea

Intel Machinimasia Community's Choice Awards Voting is now OPEN!

Here are the participants:






Prizes Up-for-Grabs:
* 1st Place >> A pair of Rudy Project's Sunglasses / School Look Premium Package of Your Choice / Your Choice of Lucifer Wings 30D or 3 pairs of Divine Angel Wings
* 2nd Place >> Your Choice of Chrysalis Package or Ivory Bag Package / Your Choice of Lucifer Wings 30D or 3 pairs of Divine Angel Wings
* 3rd Place >> Your Choice of Chrysalis Package or Ivory Bag Package / 1 pair of Divine Angel Wings

Wish y'all goodluck and may the best video win!
Cast your votes here: ..::Click Me::..

Check out my new forum challenge here:

Mechanics and entry details - http://forum.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?t=27004

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