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More information was recently released about the white hare, which is due to be released some time after the penguin. Did you know there is a difference between rabbits and hares? Hares are generally larger and generally aren’t kept as pets in the real world. Also, some hares turn white in the winter time to blend into their surroundings better. The white hare in Puppet Guardian is most likely based on the snowshoe hare. In the game the white hare will stay white the entire time though. The white hare will have one attack: a hop charging towards the enemy dealing 1 base damage, although that will increase if you level your pet up.

Several white hares being summoned to fight a yeti

The white hare will cost 7G. Keep checking here for information on the next two pets to be released: the black cat and the kiwi.

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Coming soon to the game is the release of two pets. In Japan, there was a survey to determine which pet should be re-released and which new pet should be released. The penguin was chosen as the pet to be re-released and the new pet will be the white hare.

Penguin

You might remember seeing this little fellow back in June, but he was only available for a short time. If you missed it last time, here’s your chance to get a penguin for yourself. He has two different attacks: one where he slaps the enemy with his fin and one where he slides on his belly towards them. He is also very resistant to freezing. Most of all, he’s pretty adorable.

White Hare
We don’t know a lot about the white hare aside from how cute it is. The white hare will be released some time after the penguin.

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When I posted the last screenshots from Season 2, I promised you I would post some more, so here they are. We also got a couple of hints about Season 2 with the pictures. First is the name of Season 2. The Japanese name is “Splendor Mythos” which doesn’t make a lot of sense in English, so it’s hard to say what the English name will be. There will be new dungeons and the game will still use dice. However, Season 2 will use new dice. They also revealed that the man in the palace will give out quests.

This first one looks like it’s the same dragon’s egg seen here. I think the dragon will play a big part in Season 2’s storyline.

A mysterious egg

The second picture is another palace. If you look at the color of the stairs, you can see that this is a different palace than the other screenshots.

A mysterious person with quests

The last two screenshots show some of the new monsters. It seems like the art style has developed a little since Season 1.

Crab Monsters and a Slime Monster

Mushroom Monsters

Are you getting excited yet?

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Long Bow Soon to be Faster


With the next release we will see a small change to the long bow. It is going to be made faster, which will make it a more effective weapon. Start stocking up on oak and lithe tails now so you’ll be ready.

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This week’s Tutorial Tuesday is going to cover my personal favorite weapon: the Axe! I’m going to tell you how to use it, how much damage it can do, and its strengths and weaknesses.

Like every other weapon, the axe has two types of attacks. The first is the regular attack, which is used by simply pressing the Space bar. The regular attack is pretty simple; you swing the axe and it deals damage to monsters right in front of you. The charged attack, which is used by holding Shift and pressing Space, is a little more complicated. Your axe’s attack charges in a series of cycles as long as you keep walking. When you stop walking, your puppet will swing the axe and deal damage to monsters in front of it, but with much better range than the regular attack. It’s a little tricky though, because your puppet will keep walking and won’t swing the axe until it finishes the charge cycle it’s on. The charged attack does the same amount of damage as the regular attack, multiplied by each time it charges. You can charge the axe up to five times in an attack.

To explain, the regular axe deals 4 damage. If you charge it once, it will deal 8 damage. If you charge it 5 times (which is the maximum) then the axe will do 24 damage. A high axe (which is made from 5 regular axes) deals 5 damage. A zoa axe (which is made from 5 high axes, see the pattern here?) will deal 7 damage. A giga axe deals 9 damage, a holy axe deals 11 damage and a paragon axe deals 13 damage. Of course, if the monster you’re fighting is resistant to physical attacks (like the yeti or the salamander) then it will deal less damage, and if you have a gauntlet or an elemental bracelet or axe then you will deal more damage to monsters with a weakness to that element. Elemental weaknesses and resistances are very complicated, so I’ll cover those another week.

Most of the time, you’re going to want to use the axe’s charged attack. It gives you much better range, especially vertically, which means that you don’t have to be quite as close to a monster to hit them. If you use the charged attack, you generally want to start charging above or below the monster, and try to swing your axe before you get close enough to get hurt. Some monsters (like the salamander and the golden gryphon) have attacks that reach vertically, so you need to be careful for that. The regular attack can deal a lot of damage fast, but if you just stand there attacking then you’re going to take some damage. However, if the monster is frozen or paralyzed, then that is a great opportunity to use the regular attack repeatedly, especially if you’re playing with a group.

I hope you found this guide useful, and stay tuned for next week when I talk all about one of the most confusing aspects of the game: Elemental Effects.

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Check out the first event of 2011 on the forums. The goal is to tell the story of one of Org and Yun’s adventures, specifically about one of the towers. If you don’t know Org and Yun’s story (and the reason all of the puppets exist), it may not make a lot of sense. Basically, Org created the towers from his memories adventuring with Yun, and we want you to fill in the blanks and tell us the whole story of one of the towers.

The prizes include the Pale Shining Axe, the Pale Shining Helmet, and the Whirlpool Shield. The Pale Shining Axe contains 1 sapphire magic and is imbued with the Water element, making it very effective against fire monsters like the Salamander.

There is a 500 word limit, which means your story has to be shorter than 500 words. The deadline is January 30th, so get cracking!

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I was looking through Flickr and I happened to stumble upon some screenshots from Puppet Guardian that I didn’t recognize. After a little research, I found out that they were pictures of what Puppet Guardian looked like when it was first beta tested in Japan back in 2007. Have a look, and see how things have changed since then.

This looks like it was the castle way back in the day.

These are a couple close-ups of the castle. Notice the statue in the fountain there? I wonder if that was Org.

Finally, this was what the map for Tower 1 used to look like.

The game really has come a long way, hasn’t it?

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