In these months of challenging times, we hope to entertain you with Issue #3 of our monthly newsletter. Wherever you're reading the newsletter from, be it on your armchair, gaming chair or even the toilet, we hope you stay safe and keep yourselves socially distanced. (You can still sit next to each other in Prontera though!)
Enjoy and have fun reading!
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It delights us to see that many people enjoyed the first issue of our Talonian Edition 5. With that, we are more than happy to announce that Issue #2 of TalonRO's 5th edition monthly newsletter is here.
Enjoy reading and participating in the mini games this issue below. We hope that this newsletter continues to make your gaming experience more enjoyable and memorable. As always, happy gaming!
We would also like to take the opportunity to clarify up about submi
We're back with another Valkyrie: BotN development update. With Ancient Tower's release just around the corner,
we've been working hard expanding upon the 'Battle of the Nine' content, including monthly rewards, new instances
and timed challenge gauntlets to keep players busy throughout the year.
We also wanted to thank everyone who attended the historic 40+ player Ancient Tower instance last week, and a huge
shoutout to @Hitchner for helping us create a promotional video of the spect
Our TalonRO's very own newsletter makes its return this month in its 5th edition. It has been awhile, we know right? The GM team is just as excited as you all are in unveiling our latest edition of our newsletter - The Talonian, beginning with Issue #1.
Enjoy reading and participating in the mini games this issue below. We hope that this newsletter makes your gaming experience more enjoyable and memorable. As always, happy gaming!
We're back with another Letters From Midgard feature! For this week's spotlight, we wanted to reveal our plans for the future of Valkyrie: BotN,
as well as a roadmap of what to expect over the coming months! March will unveil the first of a variety of automated instances, starting with Ancient Tower which can be accessed via the Instance Girl NPC.
In addition, we're continuing to improve reward features for BotN by adding exclusive costumes, gears, pets and consumables to Valkyrie's Bazaar.
Short talk: It is amazing how our Halloween has evolved and developed over the years. Many thanks to @GM Phoenix for co-developing this with me throughout the years. You can also read about the history of Melodia in the library of Melodia Academy.
Melodia is the one of (if not the) greatest creation we have ever created in TalonRO. Let me start telling this journey from the mid 2010's.
After the Krispen saga, which was before my time, we started the Bio-lab (we don't have an official n
Short talk: I wrote a short recap on LNY 2014 Year of the Horse event some time ago, and I'm skipping Year of the Ram, Monkey and Rooster for now. Perhaps next time, I'll have some time to write about them.
It was a pleasure for me to create this seasonal event with the help of @GM Seiren, @GM Phoenix, @GM Zelda, @GM Venus, @GM Copal and @GM Saen. Here's a recap of the event in its entirety.
The story begins with Han who wants to find Yen's lost puppy. There are two possib
Hello my pretties, how are you all doing? I hope everybody is enjoying a little time in the sun and having the most amazing time in their summer vacation! (while I just freeze and sniffle because it's winter for me /sob). Summer is also a time where you have that extra time to dedicate to your favourite hobby. And we all can agree that our favourite is TalonRO right?! So how about some amazing art from our oustanding artists~
Starting off with @ciliadesu from Cilia's art
Garm has spawned in the fields outside of Lutie town
Half a minute passes..
Drawing and animation made by me, credits to Kruro for the creation of the meme. No actual Garms were harmed, but happily respawned in the making of this blog post.
A chimerical night dawns upon us all! Kindle the fires and warm the kettle for another addition of Interview Spotlights featuring a Phoenix, risen from the ashes to bestow you with a personal insight on life from the development side of TalonRO and how
he’d vouch for Luna burning Morroc into ruins faster than Satan Morroc ever could.
Lance: Right, now before we begin there’s something I’d like to address with you for our audience. I think we're all intrigued by the name "Phoenix"
TalonRO is not just a wonderful place where you can meet your friends, have some fun and drink a nice Dragon Breath Cocktail. It's also a place where you can find the most wonderful artists around, and what better way to celebrate the people who bring our stories to life than with a monthly spotlight feature from our very own creative community?
Without any delay, I'm proud to present this month's theme: Chibis!
Lovely Chibis by @Arcelle from the Arcelle + Mistreil's Art
" Hey now, Poporing cards are not random things, they are important just like every other item." - Naus
Spica: Hello there Talonians! This is our next Interview Spotlight, and this time we're interviewing GM Naus! Hello Naus, how are you doing today?
Naus: I'm doing great! Glad I can be here to inform all the players about my...interests.
Spica: Great! So tell us Naus ser, when did you first start playing RO?
Naus: Oh jeez, well I was playing the good ol' runescape back when
“…At some point Boreas simply started replying “Yea and my dog banned you”…”
GM Luna: Thank you Seiren for taking the time to sit down with me this fine afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be paired with one of TalonRO legends ~
GM Seiren: Thank you for holding this interview! I’ve enjoyed reading the previous blogs, so I’m excited to see how this one will go.
GM Luna: Well, I’ve tried to think of questions a little outside of the box for our session.
Winter has just passed, which means I stocked up on as much hearty food as possible to get me through hibernation. One of my absolute FAVORITE things to hunt is Savage (or Gullinbursti, even! Yum!); I mean, you get all that wonderful meat and also the hide can be made into really scratchy clothing to gift to people you don’t like during the holidays! There’s no downsides, as long as you can take them down. You non-bears might want to enlist the help of a large hunting party for this.
Welcome back to our Interview Spotlight series, where we get to learn a little bit more about our favorite GMs! Today's guest is GM Spica!
Kuma: Hello, Midgard! Welcome to our second Interview Spotlight! This time, we are sitting down with the lovely and talented GM Spica. Say hello to the fans, Spica Ser!
Spica: Hi all! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day! *-*/
Kuma: Let’s get right into it with the hard-hitting questions: how do you pronounce your name?
Spica: The “
It all started on a cold November night one year back. GM Howl turned into the most wonderful female Wizard with a blonde braid, adding to the snow in Lutie while singing!
And the song went...
"The snow glows white out in Lutie tonight, not a novice to be seen; PVP is in isolation and there isn't any e-peen.
Don't PM them in, don't let them see, be the good GM you always have to be! @hide, don't lie, don't let them know - well now they knoowwww~"
And so the planning of
Wouldn't life be worth the living,
be coming true,
If we kept
the Christmas spirit,
All the whole year through?
Impossible is nothing,
The GM staff wish you all a marvellous festive break!
Welcome! This series of blogs will feature TalonRO's GMs interviewing each other about their history with Ragnarok Online! Todays entry will be myself, interviewing GM Kuma!
Kuma: Hello, world.
Cherri: Hello! So, GM Kuma, the beary punny king of tRO, what first got you started in Ragnarok Online?
Kuma: Oh, golly. I was really young, so this may not be entirely accurate... and it's boring. But honestly, there just weren't a lot of online games available at the time! Ragnarok Online
Lunar New Year 2014 quest is where I started to create seasonal quests for TalonRO. #throwback
Unlike traditional quest line with a to-do list, I decided on a quest with multiple endings.
The type of reward depended on what the adventurer chose at the start of the quest. Here's a very brief summary of the plot:
Meet General Shang, whose magical
Over on Facebook, we've been holding a series of special interviews called "The Guild Hall" - a series where we sit down with some of TalonRO's guilds and ask them about who they are, what they like to do for fun, and much more! In our interview series with TalonRO’s Guilds - we heard from a ton of guild members from Ghostz on Facebook that their guild ought to be first; and with a ton of mentions, it looks like this guild has something special going on. GM Seiren and GM Howl sat down with guild