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Posted: May 14th 2010 1:25PM BubleFett said

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I've stop playing when they changed the auto attack mode to the space bar
due to botting and AFK ruining the game. I hope they would reconsider
bringing that feature back, it made for a more immerse battle.

Posted: May 14th 2010 2:37PM whateveryousay said

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From what i've seen, so far, it looks like just a simple expansion rather than a full blown sequel.

Posted: May 14th 2010 2:59PM whateveryousay said

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Yea. This is taken from the official forums.

http://forums.gamersfirst.com/index.php?showtopic=49648

So some of you may have noticed some interesting changes. Today I am here to clarify them.

"This Summer we are going to be releasing Sword 2. This is a whole new marketing pushed based off of major changes imcGAMES has made to the game. Sword 2 will hit retail stores and will feature a special Collector's Edition we plan to announce *soon*. Sword 2 will include all the content of update 4.1 as well as feature the official release of the Rare UPCs: Pirate Captain Adelina, Battlesmith Idge, Soho, the Fighter, Emilia, the Sage and Iron Chef Panfillo.

Sword 2 will feature a complete revamp of the first 20 levels of the game as well as add new content such as new instanced raids, major changes to Faction Wars and a whole new slew of costumes, Portmanteaus and more. Additionally Sword 2 will include new systems including a mail system, changes to Clan game play and so much more it is hard to list.

Sword 2 will introduce a new Bazaar random box called: Idge's Chest. This new item will include a chance at recipes and ingredients to create some of the nicest weapons in game. These boxes will feature new and old costumes and a number of other fun items never before released (including a shot at some hot UPCs).

So how does this effect you, the Sword of the New World player. You've probably already noticed the change on the forums and the new teaser page. We're planning to work with a number of major companies to create more online community presence (to be announced soon). As far as worlds go we will allow Bristia, Orpesia and Illier to continue to contain your current Families. These three worlds WILL be updated to Sword 2 and you should see little to no change in your current play. So our current players can keep playing with their favorite characters.

Additionally we are planning to release a new EU PvE server and potentially a new International PvP Server. These servers will contain only one channel and will initially have an increase XP rate. We are also planning to upgrade the existing servers to new hardware. This may not increase the number of channels on the existing servers but should help load and lag issues.

Sword 2 is coming with so many changes it will be hard to list them all. We are planning to release a brand new web game Sword 2: Dominus. This game will pit player against player in a massive attempt to control Granado Espada and win amazing weapons, armor, costumes and more. We also have a series of additional updates to Sword 2: Dominus planned for this Fall. This new element will allow you to play Sword 2 even when you can't log in!

Finally we are already working on the first expansion called Sword 2: Renaissance. This update is slated for this Fall and will include a major overhaul to the UI, as well as the release of 3 new UPCs: Sorceress Emilia, Catherine Torsche and Asoka. It also comes with major changes to to the upgrade system, Faction Wars and MUCH more.

We are extremely excited about this change and hope you are too! Don't forget to follow us!"

So, basically, it is just a big update that is being labeled "part 2" for marketing purposes. Not that I blame them, as i've enjoyed SotNW on some disturbing levels in the past. This is, if nothing else, simply disappointing though. I was hoping for a real sequel. Ah well. *moves on*

Posted: May 15th 2010 5:15AM PrimeSynergy said

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I'm with you on this one. I wanted something new but I'll pass. If they change how unbelievably grindy this game is I might come back, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Posted: Jul 13th 2010 11:03AM (Unverified) said

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Sword 2 is actually a really fun game. I've played for over three years now. what makes it great is that it doesn't feel like you're plodding along at a snail's pace Like certain generic games and learning to control three characters at once effectively. It is not grindy at all considering you can hit level 100 in a couple of weeks. Once you're an established player you can level characters to master( highest level range of lv120-lv130, in 9-14 days). There is also the option of buying characters directly from other players for in-game currency. "Grind" is a moot point considering there isn't any.

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