Posted by: Souken | July 16, 2009

AQM mysteries deepen…

The next round of updates has finally been presented on stage as part of the new “Secret of the five elements” content. This blogpost is just to summarize all the updates into tiny understandable bits for those who have little access or knowledge of what is going on.

Version 4.0.5

Main highlights involve the introduction of Reckless Emilia as part of the three rNPC series of version 4.0, a new raid boss, Lorch’s and Rio’s involvement in the new AQM storyline and a new Elementalist stance (yes you heard it right :)).

i) Al Quelt Moreza – revival

The main content of version 4.0 revolves around AQM though due to translations, it’s not enough to discern for sure what exactly is going on. But it seems like a tremendous life force is being brought back to life within the dungeon and even Dilos Lantern’s spirit is brought to a state of unrest by it.*

*This is just my general assumption of a vague explanation, I may be wrong

The main culprit is a hulking boss whose origins are unknown, I had featured it in a recent blogpost and apparently from what it seems to be, there is quest version and a raid version of the bosses.

AQM raid boss

From the teaser, it seems that the boss may have two forms. The first being the one of the left and the latter on the right. And in case anyone is wondering, the second form is indeed holding dual shotguns, we shall touch on that later.

ii) Reckless Emilia

A lot of males out there have probably waited long for this. It’s the official introduction of Reckless Emilia who is now brought to life in the game from her concept art.

A sexy smirk of confidence….

The teaser only shows Emilia Guliano’s transformation to Reckless Emilia, who gives us a confidence smirk with an air of mystery. Instantly adapting and seemingly satisfied with her new image, she walks off into the distance.

Oh no, what’s…what’s happening to me…ahh!!

“What have I become…”

“…”

I’m now horrendously…voluptuous

Call me, big boy~

And that concludes her introduction, nothing is being said at this moment about her role, her backstory or anything else.

iii) Lorch & Rio

Goodness, before anyone makes random guesses – Lorch and Rio are not confirmed to have any new stances yet. Their appearances simply means they have a part invovled in the AQM storyline and that’s pretty much about it. And just because they hold their weapons differently doesn’t automatically support that, until IMC releases more information, nothing can be confirmed at this point.

We just look cooler like this…

Read under speculations for the part about Lorch further down.

iv) Occultism

Upon waiting what seemed like a millenia, Elementalists finally have an (assumingly) expert stance to look forward to. Only a name – Occultism is given at this point, no light has been shed on what skills or description of the stance itself. The only clues are the animation which is posted on the preview.

Pressing the play button changes the animation to…

Sorry if it’s too small, size contraint matters πŸ˜€

An extract taken from Wikipedia on the meaning of Occult:

The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to “knowledge of the hidden”.

The word has many uses in the English language, popularly meaning “knowledge of the paranormal”, as opposed to “knowledge of the measurable”, usually referred to as science. The term is sometimes popularly taken to mean “knowledge meant only for certain people” or “knowledge that must be kept hidden”, but for most practicing occultists it is simply the study of a deeper spiritual reality that extends beyond pure reason and the physical sciences.

A reference to the theme also suggests a new form of element that this stance is tapping into.

v) Minor updates

The other minor updates include a revamped beginner’s guide, Mailbox System and Mini-map improvements just to name a few. Basically, they’re all improvements and extensions to the current game’s functionality.

Refer to this link for more information: http://forum.iahgames.com/ge/showthread.php?t=61024

If you’re not registered under IAH Forums, then you may have to refer to Dem’s and Starstorm’s blog for the updates.

vi) Speculations

The last part of the trailer features a battle against the new raid boss, going by common sense, usually when the camera pans to certain characters – it usually mean of some importance or relevance they have to the current content update etc.

The list of those “featured” include the following:

Elementalist
Hellena (Shown once attacking normally and then featured again using Aqua Pierce)
Wizard (Being likely on Levitation/Power of Darkness, it emphasizes on their new stance which the latter is)
– Hellena’s summon, Prost
Musketeer (Showing off her Outrage Shot)
Calyce (Highlighting more on her costume imported from jGE to kGE)
Lorch

The second version of the raid boss is actually dual wielding a pair of shotguns as his weapons. And his pose of the way he holds onto one of them is almost uncannily similar to one of Lorch’s poses. Just for this reason alone, a lot of people are speculating a new stance for Lorch, which might even pointing to the dual shotgun stance which the raid boss is using.

Once again, as much as I hope for Lorch to have a new stance, nothing is confirmed without more proof. πŸ™‚

vii) Credits

Compilation of information with credits to the resources

– Dem and his blog, Book of Wind
– IAH Forums
– kGE’s Homepage/Teaser

For people unable to view the teaser due to whatever reasons, you may try the following link to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoCscRCqKis

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Responses

  1. OMG… Reckless Emilia is so sexy…. thanks for posting more info Larg….

  2. Thanks for the update, Larg. By the way, which button did you click to get info on the elementalist stance in the trailer? I clicked all over but couldn’t find it.

  3. It’s the third button, look at the screenshot for more info. πŸ˜€

  4. I wonder what the elementalist will have and Reckless Emilia is hot! Anyways, I’ll be waiting impatiently for the elementalist stance!


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