Monday, August 25, 2014

Challenge - How long can you remain serious?

Hey guys, a small break from Wartune :) many of you know I like to make people smile, so here is a video where YOU have a challenge NOT to laugh as long as possible!!! Look at the timer and post in the comments how many seconds were you able to keep a 100% serious face!! :)

So here we go: How long can you remain serious? :D

Friday, August 22, 2014

Vote to Choose Elia's Next Sylph Refinement!

(Posted by Eliatan of the DolyGames Team)

Alright you guys, after this month's God's Descent, I'll have enough materials to refine three sylphs! I don't really have a big preference as to which one comes next, since I'll probably still only use Aegis and Hercules anyway lol.

So, it's up to you guys: Amazon Queen, Apollo, or Iris?

(Pan isn't an option yet, because I don't have a purple one, but I will work on this eventually)

One vote per user, per social media outlet. Vote by commenting anywhere you see this post. I'll add up all the answers from the blog, Facebook, and Google+ and do a video about the one chosen soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Love Thy Mount Event Video and the New Mechanical Steed!

(Posted by Eliatan of the DolyGames Team)

Hey you guys, had a nice Love Thy Mount event this month. I managed to train my mount almost 69,000 times! You can check out my video on the event below :)

➜ Wartune Guide - Love Thy Mount Event - 69k Whips Trained! 
(Don't know what's wrong with trying to embed these videos lately, but I haven't been able to, so it's linked instead)

Also, there's a new 7-day mount out, Mechanical Steed! Mechanical Steed gives +10 to your max attributes and only costs 125 Shadow Souls, so I was happy to make it and be able to put more of my whips into Intellect and Armor. Still, the vast majority of my whips went into Endurance this month. It's interesting to me to have so much HP now, since I've never prioritized the stat before. Whoops *sweatdrop* -__-'

Hope people didn't sell too many of those Shadow Souls -- you know who you are :P

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

God's Descent - Optimizing Attempts

(Posted by Eliatan of the DolyGames Team)

Disclaimer: I have no knowledge yet of when God's Descent will be held. We've only had it twice so far: once before and once after Class Wars; once on a weekend and once on weekdays. Do not take the blog post as some hint that God's Descent is coming tomorrow or anything of the sort. The only educated guess I'm taking is that it will be somewhere between the published date of this post and August 31, 2014.

Hey you guys, we're at the latter half of the month, so before the next God's Descent starts, I thought it would be helpful to talk about how to optimize the number of free attempts you get per boss.

First, the basic mechanics of God's Descent Boss consist of the following:
  • You begin attacking the Boss, and a 30 minute timer will start.
  • You must complete defeating the Boss within the timer, or purchase more using bound or regular balens. 
  • You are given one free attempt every 10 minutes right at about ##:#1 server time.
  • You can save up to 5 free attempts.
  • Additional attempts can be purchased with bound or regular balens.
My recommendation for when the bosses start getting very difficult for you is to do the following:
  1. Collect a full 5 attempts.
  2. Start attacking the Boss between 00:07-8 (or any ##:#7-8) -- this means your non-balening time with the Boss will end at 00:37-8.
  3. Freely use your attempts to bring down the Boss's HP.
  4. You will receive additional attempts at 00:11, 00:21, and 00:31.
  5. This ensures that you'll not only get 3 additional free attempts, but that you'll also have time to use the last one.
I hope this helps! God's Descent is a "pre-cashing" event, where people who cash more and have higher BR don't have to spend as much to do well in the event. I recommend going as far as you can using this technique, or at least not spending more than a few dollars. The rewards for individual Boss kills are not worth dropping big money on, and even the rank rewards for the end of the events are not good enough to justify spending a lot at this event. 

You can check out some of my God's Descent action from last month in the following vids :)

The Early Bosses
I was super groggy and didn't do commentary here, that's why it's on my personal channel

A Couple of the Later Bosses
Here I show beating some of the levels where it got really tough for me and I had to use well over 5 free attempts.

Have fun, test your toon's PvE progress, and play smart!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Achievements from Patch 3.1 Part 1: Title Bonuses Opened!

(Posted by Eliatan of the DolyGames Team)

Hey you guys, there's still a lot going on with the new patch. Troubles with the Battlegrounds not opening have stalled many of my friends from doing Advanced Class stuff, but many have opened up Title bonuses at this point, which is a huge battle rating upgrade!

To get title bonuses, you have to complete a main quest series called Imperial Glory.

This is the grizzly dude you have to talk to.
  1. Talk to General William
  2. Complete Badlands on Nightmare Mode
  3. Pass Level 60 of Catacombs
  4. Pay 200 Shadow Crystals
  5. Participate in 2 Tank Trials (win or lose)
  6. Talk to General William
This series is quite a bit easier than the Advanced Class one, just make sure to save up the 200 shadow crystals. (Tip: if you're short on shadow crystals, the flowers at wedding drop a lot of them)

Once the quests are finished, you can look in your title info or the buff icon at the top of your window to see the huge BR boosts!

I often drop my BR at night, but when I don't, I get these awesome bonuses from Balenor's Top Warrior and such!
I wasn't too into "badge-hunting" or in this case title-hunting before (I'm way far away from Grim Reaper), but now at least there's a BR incentive to do so. Some easy HP can come from the "Master Landscaper" title, where you just weed and kill pests 100 times each. Another relatively manageable one for level 70+ players is the "Hero for Life" title, which requires you to beat all of the multi-player dungeons on Nightmare mode.

Have a title you're particularly proud of or find funny? Please share in the comments! I don't carry a title around, so I guess that says something about my personality, but I'm not sure what lol xD

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Achievements from Patch 3.1 Part 1: Astral Master and Advanced Class Opened!

(Posted by Eliatan of the DolyGames Team)

Hey you guys, lots of of new stuff out with the introduction of Patch 3.1! I thought I'd share a bit of how far I've gotten so far, and what's required for the new stuff.

Astral Master

First "Advanced" quest I finished was Astral Master, which requires capturing 5,000 astrals. I had a lot of gold on me so that wasn't a problem, but the clicking was pretty tedious. It's much cheaper to do this by manually clicking rather than using One-click Capture, which only counts the non-white astrals that are captured, not the white ones that are automatically sold.

Astral Master opens one of the new advanced slots. I bought Sacred Pisces for 45,000 Star points, and fed my level 7 PDEF astral into it. Sacred Pisces and its PATK counter part, Sacred Gemini, give both attack and a new stat, Penetration. Penetration is described by the game as "Reduce the target's chance to parry," which I think just means it's a counter to the Block stat.

Advanced Class

Advanced Class opens up an assortment of new features for level 80 players. There are 6 quests you have to complete to unlock it:
  1. Max out your Dragon Soul (Legendary Dragon Soul)
  2. Clear Lych's Lair on Nightmare Mode
  3. Win a Tank Battle
  4. Have 3 (Team) Wins in Battleground
  5. Clear the Dragon King Abyss
  6. Talk to Brad
The only very big pain here was winning the Battlegrounds. Since everyone's trying to complete these quests, you have to put on quite the show to get a win. Find ways to cooperate with your BG team for more success.

Many new options opened up once the Advanced Class quests were done. I'm still exploring some things, but the big ones at first were Advanced Astrals (2nd slot), Advanced Dragon Soul, and Advanced Skills.

For now I'm putting MDEF in for PvE instances, and EGA in for PvP ones.

I started with 12 more skill points and there are more to come!
The other very big thing to become available is Dragon Invasion, but I've just started running it and will get a separate video and blog post for it soon :)

Hope you're all having fun with the new patch. New patches can be frustrating, especially as far as lag goes. I recommend clearing your cache, and then over a couple days it will repopulate and the lag is more manageable after that.

Dressed up like Wartune (Cosplay)

Hey guys, did you know that there are real life people dressed up like Wartune? :) It's Wartune Cosplay and I think most of it was done for promotional reasons, but why not? :) It's fun and it's very beautiful and it brings us closer to the game we love! :)

So I went searching and I prepared these pictures for you to enjoy (note I couldn't find any "male" pictures unfortunately as I am sure both genders would look great since this is a fantasy thing, not a "human" thing).

Here first on the right is my favorite one ^^ - which one is yours?