The administration is busy these days trying to re-build the once most active and alive community. New faces and new names are rising, but just because the server is looking toward the future, that doesn't mean it should totally ignore the past. One of the best administrator the game ever had has come back to render her unparalleled loyalty and good service to the community. Former admin, Hestia who have been deeply involved with the server's online and even offline community has came back after two and a half years of hibernation.
While the server obviously has some established veterans who are helping carry the game and some up-and-coming individuals looking do the same, it can still look back in its history to find some major names that could do their job once more. Now, I'm not saying that the server should bring in a boatload of old staff to try to improve the community. But bringing in a handful to help turn the server's future around certainly couldn't hurt. So with open arms and open hearts, we welcome you back to our humble home. Welcome home, Hestia.
Hello everybody. Have you ever joined a castle siege? Well I rarely skip CS. It's fun and you'll feel the lag hahaha. You will see complaints here and there and everywhere. Nah that's part of the game and even if you won't admit, I know you complain at times too not only in CS but also in other forms of pk. Everyone does even me LOL. During CS, usually you will see players complaining about single hits and shouting at their enemies (through chat) "Cheater!", "Surrender that program", "1 hitter!", and "I know where you live" LOL. That's not new anyway. To keep you updated on our CS Diaries, let's have a flashback on our September sieges.
I think I was not able to attend some of these sieges because of hectic schedule yet I have chitchat with my friends who are die hard CS addicts and asked them some of the details. On the first week of September, HIDEOUT was victorious. Pressure was there of course because CS is not easy to win. On the 2nd week, KICKASS won. It is not unknown to everyone that these two guilds are big rivals. Well, I'll save some of their love stories for the next month so don't miss it! Alright so let me continue my story. On the 3rd week, HIDEOUT was able to seize the throne and keep it until the 4th week and until present. Pentagrams are very helpful to players nowadays unlike before when there was still no update. If you are very unlucky hunting your 4 slots pentagram, there is another alternative. Donate for it and your sleepless nights are over! Pentagrams have decrease buffs that can be activated when you hit a player. In this way, that player's defense will weaken and you can own him easily. See, you will no longer need a summoner to put innovation or weakness to your enemies because pentagram can do it per se. I haven't tried a perfect pentagram yet I am excited to get one. I'll just wait for another promo.
If you're curious as to why CS seems to be a very important event for all active guilds, I suggest you join. Don't forget to follow your heart when choosing your guild. Feel the heat and enjoy all forms of trash talk and lastly play clean, fair and square.
Quibbler Team, in behalf of the community, extends sincere congratulations to the winners of September castle siege.
May all guilds have a peaceful relationship with one another.
I rant around mentally whenever i see the "villain" and his group chatting, selling, hanging out in the market. "There's the douche! How can he still be having a good time?!", i kept exclaiming to myself. He's often seen around with a fellow, "hmm.. must be gay! xD", i assumed. I continued my daily routine, mastering the art of Business in Lorencia. To my dismay, i kept seeing more of him in my zone (the market). Leaning against the wall like a real BOSS. Still, he's with another BK, though sometimes, there's 3 or 4 of them chatting. "YEP! he's gay. Definitely." i concluded, still trying to erase the bad and humiliating past. xD
Months passed, with my own sweat and blood, i managed to complete my very first FO set. I've never felt so happy! I walked around with bragging rights that every piece of my hard-earned jewels of souls i saved daily, i got me an FO set!, "Who's your daddeh?:D", i said, patting my self on the back. I started to lessen my marketing career and shifted to a whole new level. PVP! A very good friend of mine volunteered to be my test dummy and we head on to train on pvp servers, with good practice and perseverance, we managed to take down a few goons ("villain" not included, unfortunately). I kept on plotting my "revenge" with him but one day, i heard that he got banned. Ironic, isn't it? =/...
Well, to make the story short, more good things followed. I was invited to join a guild, met my other half and went on "owning" a bunch of "haters", all of which i'm very much looking forward to share in the future.
Congratulations to FGM Herus for being the most outstanding GM of the month. Keep it up! Two TGMs were removed because of inactivity. They were MonkeyKing and MsSteele. Thank you for all your efforts and for giving a try. One of the Powerpuff girls returned to the team and she's no other than our lovely ex-admin Hestia! Now she's back to extend help as one of our Head Game Masters. Welcome back sis! Game Master team is open for applicants knowledgeable of the English language, with good attitude and knows how to communicate well with players regardless of GMT, and of course TIME for the server! :)
->H/\TEW|SH<- was hired as forum responder and he will help the team to maintain threads clean and give assistance to our dear forum users as well. Last September 11, it was Francis' birthday and the same day he was also hired as forum responder. Unfortunately he stepped down from his position for personal reasons. You will be missed Francis! For players interested to become a moderator, fill out the Forum Responder application form which can be found at GrudgeMU Forms. You need to pass the forum responder period before becoming a moderator.
As for the GFX team, chenelle was given the title as Ace GFX for his great activity and performance. Congratulations dude. Yuudai was hired and now he's one of our graphic artists yohoo! We're looking forward to your cool banners and signatures. Good luck! GFX arcejay was removed from the team because of inactivity. Thank you for everything dude. GFX team is open for applicants. For those who have great editing and creativity skills, apply now!
FuSsyGee, one of the cuties, was hired in Quibbler team. Welcome to the club pretty! And of course, if we have a pretty lady, how about a handsome lad? Our former writer L3MONAD3 is also back! Now we're four. "FOUR the first time in FOURever..." Quibbler Team is open for applicants with good English and communication skills. If you're interested, you only have to submit an original article related to GrudgeMU and post it at our "Want To Be A Quibbler" thread or you can send it to SeXyKIKZ or Zycotec via private message. Please like our official facebook page: (www.facebook.com/quibblers). Thank you!
Our server conducts special events in forum like Shutterbug of the month where players' creativity and uniqueness are being tested. This event is hosted by the moderator team. For weekly winners, they will receive 500 VIP points. Shutterbug of the month will also be chosen from the weekly winners. The winner will receive 1200 VIP points plus a Shutterbug of the Month plate. Consolation prize is 200 VIP points. For the Shutterbug of the Year, the winner will receive a season 1-4 item with full options and a tag. Consolation prize would be 10 winning stars.
Desiderata, one of our active moderators hosted another forum event and that is the Big 3 Lucky Number Event. Luckily, Mang.Tasio won the event on the first draw. The rest is history (just kidding). What I mean is that there's no lucky winner next to him yet.
GFX Tournament was hosted last month of August. BRAINWASH was the champion of the event. Next to him was Healthcliff, followed by Dous and Choshiro. Winners have received Fo weapon of choice + 10 cash points + tag, 30 cash points, 15 cash points and another 15 cash points respectively. I'm actually used to seeing these guys' names everywhere and anywhere in forum and you guys really deserve it. Congratulations although late! :D Just recently, GFX chenelle posted a DoodleArt Event. If you are interested to join, this is your chance! Join now while the thread is still open :)
Last July, HGM Cyde launched the Last Man Standing Tournament. July LMST resulted a tie and the winners were Lemures and aLeiHsx. For the month of August and September, this event is active but winners are not yet announced. FYI the prize for this event was changed from 100 cash points to 50 cash points. For those interested to join this event, visit Admin/Game Master Events Section and be updated for more upcoming events.
Congratulations to the winners and keep the events coming! #ILOVEGMU
Joining war by yourself and no buffs on is like an intentional dive down the cliff head first. A guild can only conquer a castle if they have all the best mercenaries and manpower they need. It's success is measured by the strong bond of friendship and the toughness of the alliance. We are, biology speaking, pack animals and feel the safest in groups, this pretty much explains why the masters of the biggest guilds are doing everything they can to gather as much army as possible. If you have been playing alone and guildless, you're missing half of your life (your ingame life, to be precise). Just like in real life, where you need someone to live and enjoy life, you'll enjoy a richer, more complete game experience if you play with other players as intended.
Having a guild in-game is like living in comfy home, in a community, with your family, and friendly neighborhood. The benefits of having a guild are mostly that you have help when you need it, emotional, sometimes even financial support, basically it helps you feel less alone. So all of you who have been guildless for too long, try having a guild or simply join one.. days from now, your solo "dive on a cliff" during wars will be over..this time, you're diving with the whole clan (hehe) Happy gaming! =)
I have played GMU a bit longer, but I have never once taken part in PvP. I knew nothing about it. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fun person and I do love adrenalin-yanking activities (i.e, marketing) Yes, I have been addicted to selling and buying and haggling in-game. From Scrolls to Jewels to sets, I have tried to sell almost everything I have. But not everyday is a good-market day, sometimes it was just too slow, nothing bought, nothing sold. So I decided to go to PVP server to snoop around.
P.V.P.--- Player(s) versus player(s), or PvP, is a type of multiplayer interactive conflict within a game between two or more live participants.
With no help from anyone or anything, I geared up with the items, for me was the best (I was wearing Grand soul+13 set with FO 2nd wing of soul). "I am strong!" I had to convince myself I was, or I'll never get the courage to come out of the safe zones. As I set foot to the spot known for players with homicidal thoughts and murderous instincts, one twisting skill from a BK wearing DK set and a very very shiny and sparkling 3rd wing (that time was the newest item) He looked pretty frikkn cool! like meeting superman who just swoop you away with one blow unaware that you were paper-thin. And then.. I died..
"NOOB!" yelled the BK. "I know, right?", i answered mentally. Murderers. Really? Does a good combo come with a good heaping side dish of very harsh word now? Players have their own way of playing a game, maybe this time, I play the hero, while he's really really good at playing the villain and it's how you deal with people who swears a lot that matters. Pay no attention to what the attacker is saying. You get affected, you lose. Don't get me wrong I can understand the occasional use of profanity. They often go really brutal with words and my answer will always be "thank you" but when i get more than what I can handle, Alt+F4 is always ready.
So ^-Merlin-^ the wiz woke up in a safe zone with partially depleted hope. "I'll get you next time." says my noobie wiz.
-to be continued.
Compared to the previous castle siege events, this month's full of thrill. Two of the most famous guilds now in one alliance, new guilds joining CS, famous guilds with new alliance, return of old players.. It's more fun, isn't it? These changes made CS more challenging and breath-taking. I can't wait for the next month!
Looking back, we had 5 castle siege events last month which is August. Off topic: According to some sort of article which I happen to read in my news feed, August was a lucky month because it has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays, and you'll be lucky if you saved money. Back to the topic: Did you know that whining and other form of reactions cannot be avoided? I kinda react too especially if I get killed many times in a single blow. At the end of the day, I realize that this is just a game and a game must be enjoyed. We had 5 CS events. KICKASS guild owned the castle for 2 weeks. Next to that we have HIDEOUT guild who took over. KICKASS won the next siege after that but then HIDEOUT owned it again for the 5th week. Like twitter, gaming gadgets are also trending nowadays. In just one click, the most common "123Q" combination will be clicked continuously. BK's love it. For elves like me, nah we don't need it haha.. Castle siege is held every Saturday from 8PM-10PM GMT+8. Guilds must collect Sign of lords and register them to join.
GrudgeMU and Quibbler team congratulates the winners!
Don't forget to vote every 12 hours.
Administrator Nocturnal announced the major game updates done this month of August, there were 19 total fixes made to minor bugs, may it skill, visual, item, or event bug. These are the following: (1)Active ML Mastery skills not adding the bonus points of ML Strengtheners FIXED. (2) ML Automatic AG Recovery Increase not giving the correct rate FIXED. (3) ML Bless skill not adding ML Add Energy stat in calculation FIXED. (4) ML Soul Barrier Mastery not absorbing damage and causing big Mana FIXED. (5) Crash in Imperial Guardian event FIXED. (6) Lucky item exploit with jewel of elevation FIXED. (7) Summon skill exploit during siege after sealing BLOCKED. (8) Elemental inventory might be wiped when warping from normal server to siege server (when HIDE mode) FIXED. (9) Auto-remove bad errtel index in pentagram slots ADDED. (10) Pentagram with errtel should not be allowed to vault and chaos machine FIXED. (11) Initial bonus option for dropped socketed item removed, in GMO socket bonus option will only appear when 3 or more slots of socket items are equipped with seed spear, one of 6 random socket bonus option will appear according to the equipped seed spears. (12) Added attack MISS rate to RF class , GMO style, when attacking Boss/event monsters. (13) Gladiators Glory buff in duel will now save in database.14. Added Gladiators Glory buff in PVP Last Stand winner. (15) Gens war mechanics updated, now the monsters will be removed when event started and will re-appear when event ended. Some boss monsters will spawn after the 5 minutes countdown, these monsters will be the allies of current vulcanus owner. (16) New option added in common.ini, check CountMapMove comment. (17) MuGuard check to characters stats if altered ADDED. (18) Fixed Visual Bug on Kanturu Event. And lastly, (19) Summoner Ref Bug Re evaluated and nerfed. Enjoy!
Due to inactivity, TGM Helenna was removed from the admin team. Better late than never, let us congratulate our Ace Game masters for the month of June and July, TEKTONICZ and LordBeatZ! TGM Sammy and Renarose were removed from the team as well. LordBeatZ resigned from his position. MonkeyKing Bar was admitted to the team as Test Game Master. Due to urgent matters, FGM TEKTONICZ resigned. Another TGM applicant MsSteele was hired. Be an inspiration to your teammates. Welcome to the team and good luck! TGM FAHIRA was removed from the admin team because of inactivity.
PRIMCORE stepped down from being a moderator while NGU came back.basty666 stood out and was awarded as the Ace moderator for July. One of the ex-moderator way back 2008, kaxie, is back! He was secretly undergoing training and he passed. He is now our Lead Moderator. Welcome back to the team! Y.FlasH was back in the green team but only for a short time. He resigned because he needs to focus on his life. NGU will be taking a quick break to fix things up in real life. Moderator *[T][E][O][M][L]* stepped down from his position to focus on his real life. Our very own Slay3r annoounced the new set of Legend Committee and they are: candy_ass, Cpt*LOPTOP*, and docsmg.
Minami and arcejay was promoted as Full GFX. Let us congratulate our hardworking graphic artists! Ace GFX for July is no other than chenelle. Good job! Later on minami resigned and it's sad because he's doing great in the team. But of course, personal life comes first.
The Big Brother team was revamped because of inactivity among its members. For aspiring applicants, please fill out the application form:(http://www.muonline.biz/grudge/forms.php?do=form&fid=10)
All teams as well as the Newspaper Team (Quibbler) are open for applicants. For all aspiring players out there who wanted to help and become a part of GrudgeMU's success, apply now!
Jaw-dropping features were added on website and left us staring there from the moment it was announced that even the last 20 Cash Shop purchases made in-game can now be seen on the website logs. Too awesome? not yet. Facebook fanatics can also enjoy LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK feature which allows anyone with a valid Facebook account to use the social media to register. Few days after, Guild Ranking has been wiped to give the Guilds another hustle for a good spot in the rank. Pretty neat huh! Player Ranking + Guild Ranking + IP Logging + Cash Shop Logging + Log in with Facebook? This indeed, is the best update ever!
The admin added that the network's Facebook page has been re-created with the following address: www.facebook.com/zhypernetworks . The page has been created for information purposes only, posting of account information which could lead to account loss is strictly not encouraged.
GrudgeMU started in 2006. I may not be the first player to have killed someone with FO gear in the first seasons, but i enjoyed it. I enjoyed hunting every parts of my very first set (Excellent Legendary Set). I enjoyed haggling with the OP sellers and pretentious scammers at Lorencia. I enjoyed my very first Castle Siege, in which i have been killed more than a hundred times, i lost count of the times i got hit by the catapult. Just like you, i dreamed about being the best player ever (day dreaming usually happens after Siege), 'wished i have all the best FO sets there is. Just like you, i encountered enemies, some of them i murdered mentally because i know i couldn't beat him ingame. LOL. But most of all, i met friends. True friends that i can trust and entrusted my ingame accounts with and never took any piece of item from it.
Years past and the desire to be the best player diminished, suddenly the hunt for best items became a hunt for more friends and good times with them filled my gaming life with rainbow colored happiness that no amount of bugs can tore our friendship apart. I have been on and off with GMU. There are times i thought that i needed to quit for good and times that i thought this game only gives me a headache. I have never been so wrong.. I tried to delete everything that reminded me of the game, gave real life the time it needed from me but somehow, something drew me back to thinking how are my buddies ingame doing. Only way to find out, is to re-download the client and see if they are still playing and hanging out with the rest of the gang.
6 Seasons later, the game never lost me again. I think that to enjoy the game, you don't need to be the best player in-game but the best friend anyone can have. You don't root on the times you get killed ingame but with times you get betrayed by someone you thought you can trust. Friendship matters, not items. Tons and tons of private servers sprouted out of nowhere like mushrooms but GMU can never be replaced. It has been the home i know of, ever since i started playing. It has been the place where i stumbled over and over but managed to get on my feet again. Now, i may not be able to trade my T2 items, i may be guild less, my Summoner may not have pants till the bug is fixed but the game will always be the same for me. No bugs can drive me away because truly, there's no place like home. =)
Several players were not able to participate in some of July's sieges. As we all know, typhoon Ramasun (Glenda), struck Philippines followed by Henry and specific areas were greatly affected. Classes were suspended but castle sieges were continued of course. LOL
July month is OVER! But before saying goodbye to this month, let's have a glimpse of the previous sieges. The BIG guilds are not unknown to us. On the first siege held this July, the defending guild was HIDEOUT* and the invaders were another HIDEOUT, PAKSIW, and SYNDCATE together with their mercenaries. HIDEOUT became the castle lords and then KICKASS took over the crown on the 12th until present. Though there were disconnection problems in server 12, we have to deal with it because it's new season and some problems couldn't be avoided. Overall, the siege has been very exciting and breath-taking as always. Well, in the past, I don't usually see many successful sealing by different guilds yet now I'm starting to get used to it haha.
Winning nor losing does not matter as long as you did your best.
Congratulations to the Siege winners!
Get VIP now for only 10 $ a month! VIPs have access to MU Helper which allows players to edit their character settings i.e. looting specific items while automatically attacking monsters. All you have to do is push the button MU Helper. Server 4, VIPs hunting ground, is filled with big bosses such as kunduns and erohims which make it easier for players to hunt and collect rare items. If a VIP wants to hunt on other server, he can active the vipnopk command so that he won't be able to get killed by killers around. Jewels, spheres and TCAs have higher dropping rate and higher success rate on upgrading items. VIPs have also access to Cash shop map wherein VIP players can buy and sell using cash points. Avail VIP now and try these benefits! You will definitely love it!
New Test Game Master FAHIRA was hired and officially introduced to the community by our very own HGM Cyde. It was followed by HGM Cyde's post regarding our GrudgeMU agent's change of name. The name JackaL* was changed into GmuAgent. Please be reminded that the old agent name JackaL* will no longer be use in-game but the forum account will remain for reference purposes. It was sad for the team to lose 2 active FGMs and they were HYPE and Akemi. HYPE was removed for being inactive while Akemi stepped down for personal reasons. On the other hand, Renarose and Herus passed their testing periods and they were promoted as full game masters. Congratulations guys! LordBeaTz was hired as test game master and just before this month end, he was promoted as Full game master. Congratulations!
[Nephilim] was hired in moderator team and will be serving as forum responder. Let us congratulate MaNiNiYuT/Drugzter and *[T][E][O][M][L]* for passing their test periods. They are now moderators. Moderator Y.Flash took a leave and Nikko resigned due to real life conflicts. On the other hand, minami was removed for being ineffective.
June month Ace GFX is no other than Chenelle. Congratulations and keep up the good work! Senior GFX Maica announced the comeback of minami and introduced the newest addition to the team arcejay. These guys will be helping each other in making server and players' requests.
SMpRiNcE22 stepped down from his position as Big brother to focus on his personal life. He will surely be missed by our newbie players in-game and also by his colleagues.
ImYoonA was removed from the Quibbler team because of inactivity. Quibbler team has only two active members as of July 2014, SeXyKIKZ and Zycotec. You can mail them for inquiries. Please visit our Facebook official page (www.facebook.com/quibblers)
All staff teams are currently accepting applicants. We have Admin/Game Master team, Moderator team, GFX team, Big bro team, and Quibbler team. If you are interested, apply now!