~ December 1st, 2018 ~
Today I would like to showcase a new area, the Convent of Resurrection. This place was mentioned by name in the original game, but you never ventured there.
It uses the same music as the shrine near Glymac where Maire learns Teleport, so combined with the dim lighting and soft glow of the torches, it exudes a solemn, yet serene atmosphere.
It's actually not mandatory to visit, though of course there are goodies to find and tidbits of wisdom to be gained by talking to the nuns.
Wait a minute, that statue... could it be!?
Yep, it's dear old Sybil. Her story was vaguely connected to this place in the original, so it was a great opportunity to create a new sprite for her in the new graphical style. Several other characters have gotten the "immortal" treatment so far (including Karma, though not actually as a statue), so why not sweet little Sybil, too?
Now this is interesting...
Th-This... couldn't possibly have any historical relevance, could it?
One more thing:
Cloe is so mean.
~ November 3rd, 2018 ~
Chillin' at Sequoia's
~ October 5th, 2018 ~
E2: Episodes 1-5 Released!!
View the Episode 5 changelog here.
So, what's to get excited about in Episode 5? A new Arena Challenge (finally!), further development for Maire, Simon the Lich in the flesh (err, bones?), Glymac University Park at long last, and... maybe even a new, better method of sea travel!? But don't hold your breath... not just yet. ;)
You'll actually enter Episode 6 when you reach the end of the new content, but there are no battles in the outer sea yet, and while you can sail all over the world now, you generally can't enter any new areas (with a few small exceptions), nor are there any new events in older areas... as they haven't been made! So while you'll probably be dying to rush back to Winstar and see what that's all about, it'll be of no avail for the time being.
But if you sail south of Glymac, to that lone shrine on the little island, you can grab a little something special for Maire. And of course, you can return to previous locations to wrap up any unfinished business. However, when you enter Episode 6, you'll no longer gain Friendship, Attribute, or Rune Integration points by fighting enemies, so beware.
I've also hidden one more little present for you somewhere in the world... see if you can find it! ;)
So if you're ready for some serious story, more of those lovely illustrated cutscenes and some of the most brutally difficult boss battles yet... dive in!
With my most fiery, passionate, eternal love,
PS: When you get to the pharmacy in Fiyara, make as many Refreshers as you can afford; you won't regret it. Hyper Blends are also nice, but mark my words!