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  1. As we are nearing spooky season, we're starting off with our usual monthly patch, including some nice updates to Battlegrounds in particular! In the meantime we are hard at work on the Halloween event, major new PvM additions as well as some further updates to BG and WoE down the line. We hope you enjoy! Monthly Updates First things first, we have our usual Monthly Updates for you to enjoy: New TamTam's Odyssey region: Lighthalzen Fields & Biolabs. GMC Box Rotations: Carefree Face Costume [21751] Scavenge Hat Costume [21700] Wave Challenge Box Rotations: DJ Kitty Costume [21249] Heavenly Dark Flame Costume [20256] New Monthly Box: Electric Guitar Of Phen Costume [21853] [Garment] Waving Hair Bun Costume [21753] [Lower] Seraph's Circlet Red Costume [21544] [Upper] Poring Beret Costume [21209] [Upper] Bear Head Costume [21855] [Upper, Middle, Lower] Pope Ribbon Red Costume [21859] [Middle] Cat Footprints Costume [21856] [Lower] Professor Miniglasses Costume [21757] [Middle] Owl Duke Top Hat Costume [20518] [Upper] Libra Crown Costume [21245] [Upper] Valkyrie Feather Band Costume [21014] [Upper] Note Headphones Costume [20662] [Upper] Limited Edition Costume For a duration of one week, you can now purchase this [Visual] Super Star Costume at the Talon Shop for 5000 Talon Cash! This sparkling visual effects costume will make you shine like a super star! It goes in your Garment slot. Disclaimer: even though it's sold for a limited time, it may or may not return in the future to cater towards players from different timezones. Additionally, keep in mind that these visual effects only show up when effects in-game are enabled. Aside from the regular monthly updates we are introducing a variety of bugfixes and gameplay improvements: Battlegrounds Weapons As a continuation of our ongoing PvP updates, we're happy to announce that the Brave, Valor, and Glorious BG Weapons have received much needed updates! These include a lot of overall improvements, bugfixes, massive cleanups, and modernizations. To view the individual weapon changes, view the below spoilers and look for the weapons by weapon type: Daggers One-Handed Swords Two-Handed Swords One Handed Spears Two-Handed Spears One-Handed Axes Two-Handed Axes One-Handed Staves Two-Handed Staves Maces Bows Katars Books Fists Instruments Whips Revolvers Rifles Shotguns Gatling Guns Grenade Launchers Huuma Shurikens General Updates Unfortunately we had to undo the vending fix where sometimes your vending setup would get stuck. It was leading to other unexpected behavior, which we first have to investigate before the fix can be loaded again. The Warp Girl NPC sprite now automatically adjusts to the current season. Seasons could be Spring, Easter, Summer, Fall, Halloween, Christmas and Winter! Many thanks to @GM Spica for making these awesome sprite edits. Plans for other major NPCs are also in the works. Lowered Guild Storage cooldown from 5 minutes to 1 minute. Morroc Guild Dungeon Updates: Increased the spawn amount of mobs slightly. Dandelion Member and Primal Matyr now have a faster walking speed. Old SQI Seals updates: Re-introduced the one-time-per day reward for all instances. The weekly limit is still set to 5. In Old SQI Yuno Instance, Nokrah now spawns at more random coordinates in the finale. Battlegrounds Updates: Added a second map, designed by @Mina-chan to Bossnia, Eye of the Storm and Domination. The map choice is randomly selected each round. Keep in mind that in order to make this work, a large portion of these scripts had to be recoded. So if you find any strange behavior (also in the old map!), please let us know. Bossnia Changed the winning conditions. Instead of winning when 5 MVPs are killed, you can now also win if you have at least 3 more kills than the opponent team. MVPs are now spawned in this order: Garm, RSX, Gloom, Valkyrie Randgris, Satan Morroc. Additionally, instead of each of them having 400k HP, the first spawn now starts with 200k, increasing with 75k for each spawn, up to 500k for Satan Morroc. BotN Updates: Elysian Garden has been updated with new mobs/rewards as well as dynamic map rotations. Layla's Emporium has closed for business. She will make her return during the fall. Ancient Tower: Angelgolt (MVP) is now formless rather than demi-human. Bugfixes Fixed Play Dead status not counting towards the idle/death tracker. Fixed one of the Morroc Castle flags not displaying the correct emblem. Fixed Asmund not mentioning the correct cooldowns for Old SQI Seals. Fixed Staff of Magi's Fire Pillar no Gemstone bonus not functioning unless at least one Blue Gemstone existed in the user's inventory. That's all for the time being. We hope you enjoy!
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  2. Hello! IGN: Professor Scholar, Lv99 Professor. 150 grams. “That’s close to five times the weight of a human one”, I remember mumbling to myself while watching them dissolve in the acidic concoction in front of me. “Beauty really is in the eye of the Beholder. Too bad it’s such a pain to take them out without spoiling everything.” Fifteen hours. Can you imagine? I’m not even into cooking that much! But if course it’d be fifteen hours… Oh, the things I do for you, Umbra… Umbra. It’s been quite a while without you now. I can still hear your whispers when I’m near these books. The sweet memories of how you were gentle to me, making sure I was always on the right path. The gentle, soft touch of your skin on my head. I could never keep my hair straight! Haha. We did try a few times before. Albeit a tad more of… gruesome sightings. Can’t blame us, it was very experimental. It’s like gastronomy, right? Someone had to try if the vessels would work with just human flesh. They didn’t. I savor this bittersweet memory with a heavy heart. We were so close to ending it all. To having you back to my side. To mentor me again. It was real lonely without you there, you know? The darkness was… empty. We both knew the consequences of what we did, but I don’t regret it. Sacrifices are to be made. And from hard times we foster beautiful futures. Umbra. We are bound. Bound forever. Bound to venture once again. To cater to the knowledge of the Arts! I won’t give up. No, I won’t. You were the only to ever understand my… passions. Together, we could do anything. It’s not fair that you were taken from me, imprisoned from this world. I will make it just. Umbra. I am coming for you. *bubbles pop from the gorey emulsion in the cauldron* Ah, yes. Where were we? Decayed nails… ¼ cup… Immortal hearts… 5 pounds… Original screenshot: EDIT: a lot of people told me they didn't quite get the story, so in this small "lore", Umbra was the mentor of this professor in the dark arts, and also the owner of the hand and the small face he wears as costumes. She messes with his mind, and making him prepare this concoction to try and ressurect her. They have tried this in the past in other ways and it didn't work out, so this is the description of his memory in one of these attempts... In the story, he's talking to himself while thinking about the preparation and also about memories past he had with Umbra. Thank you!!
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  3. 🕸. It's the most spoopiest time of the year! .🕸 An earie and ominous feeling kicks in as October nights arrive. Scary stories, horror movies, killer costumes start appearing every where you go. Cobwebs and pumpkins around every corner! Halloween is almost here! Let's start celebrating it with our very own screenshot contest. All you have to do is dress up in your most ghoulish and frightening costumes, go to the darkest and sinister place and take a screenshot! The event will end on - October 31st 23:00 server time. 🎃. You can have others in the screenshot. However, ONLY the person submitting will be entering the contest. 🎃. Use THIS polaroid template to submit your screenshot. Simply add the image inside it! 🎃. You may edit the polaroid as you wish. However, the screenshot can ONLY be cropped to fit the template. 🎃. Include your IGN/LVL/Class in your submission post. 🎃. Write a scary story of 250 - 500 word max for your menacing screenshot on your submission post. 🎃. Include the original screenshot in your post. 🎃. ONE entry per person. 👻.Entries will be judged based on the storyline, clothing, environment and overall creativity.👻 1st place x 1 Walking Black Cat Costume 2nd place x 1 Durumagi Costume | 3rd place x 1 Gothic Pumpkin Head Costume 🕷️. Credits to @GM Spica for the wonderful banners and template .🕷️
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  4. IGN: Kitasinx, lv98 Assassin Cross "Death. It’s something so far from you, something you wouldn’t think of, something that doesn’t relate with you or your friends or your family. Something that will happen, but in a very distant future. Something that suddenly hits people around you in ways you can’t understand and won’t accept. It takes away everyone, it grabs out your friends one by one and takes your entire family leaving you alone, an empty man filled with pain and sorrow. An empty soul with no more reason to live. How can you go on? I’ve tried. I’ve tried so hard. I’ve searched for a meaning in all this, left alone and lost in the darkest side of my life, wandering around dead bodies and demons, slaughtering whatever crossed my way. There was only blood and despair in my eyes, my heart was empty and so was my soul, I thought I was lost forever. Then I saw her. She came to me. She found me in all of this madness, she found me covered in blood and pain surrounded by dead bodies. She wasn’t afraid of me, she didn’t run away, she held out her hand to me. That was the moment I realized there was still a path for me, there was a way out from the hell I was living for years. I was not alone anymore, I knew she could help me, I saw hope in her eyes and a warm feeling pervaded me. She was Death and I’ve embraced her." Original screenshot:
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  5. Watch my video material girl parody ragnarok version 🤭
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  6. Congratulations to @snowrinz team for winning our very first Warfare Tournament! All teams did an amazing job and super proud of all those who participated and made it all possible! Next tournament will begin in November, sign ups will be on a first come first serve basis. Remember, first 8 teams to sign up will be drafted in. Good luck!
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  7. TalonRO is now hiring - and we're looking for you! We're looking to expand the GM team to include a variety of positions on the staff, including those who are not only interested in holding events regularly, but also people who have decent RO knowledge or want to help other players. Specialties include the following open staff positions: Event The Event GM role is for those who are interested in regularly holding events in-game and on TalonRO's forums as well as interacting with the community in a social setting. Special attention is paid to hosting regular, consistent events of a high quality for players to enjoy in addition to TalonRO's regular gameplay. Staff in this area are encouraged to work collaboratively with other members of staff to deliver high-quality events which are well-planned, enjoyable, and hosted with broad availability for the community. Developer As a Developer, you will need to have at least entry-level experience in eAthena/rAthena scripting. While we as a team will assist you in getting more experienced in this area, some existing knowledge is expected. Your initial tasks will mostly consist of smaller scale quests, but that may quickly turn into larger scale projects, events and instances. We welcome all players who have played on TalonRO for three months or more to apply - even if you have applied for a position in the past. All applicants are expected to have mastery-level knowledge of Ragnarok Online and to provide a high level of quality support and assistance in a staff position. All potential staff members are also expected to moderate the forum by answering questions or bringing things to the attention of a High GM, with all positions reporting to a High GM. Candidates must also demonstrate solid English language skills regardless of the area in which they are applying. We invite all interested players to submit an application for an open position. All applications must be meet the following criteria to be considered as eligible: All forms and questions must be answered in full. One-liners, copy / pasted passages from Wikipedia, and other incomplete answers will not attract our attention. All fake applications will result in a ban from TalonRO. We kindly ask that you respect everyone's time! Players must have actively been playing on TalonRO for a period of three months or more time. Players who have applied for a GM position in the past are welcome to apply once more, as are players who are considering the GM position for the first time. Following these simple rules will help make your application stand out. Once a complete application has been submitted, a member of the High GM team will contact you if you are selected for an interview. If you've been wanting to be part of the dedicated staff which serve the amazing TalonRO community, now is your time! Click here to fill out an application to become a part of the TalonRO staff! Many thanks for your interest in helping TalonRO - and best of luck to all applicants!
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  9. Welcome to 'Warfare'. A new event challenge conceptualised by the community! Two teams will go head-to-head in a full scale battle to claim their rightful mark as MVP kings and queens. Team Aqua of Geffen versus Team Vermilion of Prontera. Party leaders are required to gather a team and signup via the thread below. Prior to the event, the GMs will draft each team to their respective bracket in a tournament knockout stage format (using a random number generator). Once the teams are drafted, players will have an opportunity to recon the map as well as the MVPs they will be fighting. For further information, please review our rules before opting in. As always we are open to feedback and suggestions -- so don't hesitate to reach out! Party leaders must include their team name as well as a total of 10 players to be eligible for entry. If a member of your party can't assist at the scheduled time, party will go as is. Once all teams have been drafted into the tournament, party leaders of each bracket will need to liaise a suitable date with one another before confirming their times on this thread. Please note that the event must conclude before the end of November. During the event, both teams will fight their own MVPs (highlighted by a letter corresponding to your bracket allocation). The team who successfully defeats the most MVPs will be victorious and move onto the next round Each team will be facing off against the same 10 MVPs (a list of what you'll be fighting is highlighted below) Skills will be disabled and ONLY enabled once both parties have said "ready" and the countdown to the event begins 3 resurrections will provided only when the team leader asks for one via PM We will use a random number generator to distribute teams fairly for the tournament bracket. As this event is still in its infancy stages, we strive to improve the mechanics based on numerous testing and player feedback Dual clienting is not permitted, and you must remain in one team throughout the tournament. Anyone caught breaking these rules will have their team forfeited immediately, this includes team hopping regardless if party is lacking players. Please notify us at least 3 days before the event in case of any cancellations / drop-outs. Failure to do so will remove you from all future Warfare events If any content creator wishes to stream this event, please get in contact myself on Discord to discuss scheduling and compensation The competition will start (October/November onwards), winners of the finals to be announced same day 1st Place Reward: 4x Talon Coins 2x Bloody Branch 1x Old Victory Box 100x Valkyrie Coins 2nd Place Reward: 2x Talon Coins 1x Bloody Branch 1x Monthly Costume Box 50x Valkyrie Coins Participation Reward: 1x Talon Coin | 1x Bloody Branch | 100x Deadly Branches | 100x Eden Badges Future Prizes: Prizes are subject to change for future renditions of 'Warfare', including bespoke costumes and beta access to exclusive PvM content Signups: [ Open ] [ Open ] [ Open ] [ Open ] [ Open ] [ Open ] [ Open ] [ Open ]
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  10. Reward is really good for one game. I will try to gather one team. Hope that you prepare something spicy! Team name: Red rock hawk
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  11. Slot for me please
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  12. Good games. Was fun exploring what comp works and what doesn't in a new fresh setting. Some kinks to work out for sure. Especially regarding communication and the format. Interested to see how the rule set will look in November!
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  13. After discussed with Yoyo we agreed on Saturday 16th at 13ST for third round. Thank you !
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  14. Grand Finals: Final Stage MVPs:
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  15. I've been composing a newbie-to-intermediate level GS weapons and skills guide and I honestly don't know if it's worth reading because it's so lengthy @_@
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  16. The end of Summer is here and it's time to go from a friendly communal feeling to the action of WoE and Battlegrounds! This month is the start of a two-part update that aims to improve WoE and BG by giving out more and better rewards, lowering the barrier of entry and just improving overall gameplay. For the Summer Event, you can still exchange any badges you have, make cocktails and play the instance for the time being! Fast Five Winners For starters, we'd like to congratulate the following players for being in the Fast Five (or in this case Six) list for the Summer Race NPC finders: @Maltez @tentenennen @Cassidy @suage143 @Rayssss @bobito Please send a PM on the forums to @GM Seiren to claim your prize. Please include the IGN you'd like to get your reward on. Thank you all for playing! 10x EXP Event For a duration of two weeks, EXP rates will be boosted to 10x! It will end on our mid-month reboot, so be sure to enjoy it! Monthly Updates First things first, we have our usual Monthly Updates for you to enjoy: New TamTam's Odyssey region: Aldebaran Clock Tower. Excludes Bathories map. GMC Box Rotations: Twin Cannon Costume [21226] Sweet Corone Hair Costume [21374] Wave Challenge Box Rotations: Mic Stand Costume [21422] Enchanted Dog Costume [20983] New Monthly Box: Coat On Back Costume [21693] [Garment] Walking Kishu Inu Costume [21123] [Middle] Walking Shiba Inu Costume [20883] [Middle] Long Fairy Hair Silver Costume [21154] [Lower] War Princess Ribbon Costume [20773] [Upper] One-ear Headset Costume [21841] [Middle] Mask of Cat Costume [21839] [Middle] Rebirth Circlet Costume [21758] [Upper] Parfait Bowl Costume [21838] [Upper] Virgo Crown Costume [21244] [Upper] Soul Wing Costume [20506] [Upper] Shower Cap Costume [20870] [Upper] Campus Festival Hat Costume [21801] [Upper] Limited Edition Costume For a duration of one week, you can now purchase this [Visual] Moon and Stars Costume at the Talon Shop for 5500 Talon Cash! This adorable visual effects costume will surely make you stand out in a crowd! It goes in your Garment slot. Note: even though it's sold for a limited time, it may or may not return in the future to cater towards players from different timezones. Additionally, keep in mind that these visual effects only show up when effects in-game are enabled. Rush now has 4 new castles to play in. Players who joined the initial queue, rather than joining a running match, now earn 30% more rewards. Rewards now do have a hard cap of 50 coins per match, for when the 30% bonus stacks with Happy Hour on high-rewarding modes, for instance. Added a new Happy Hour slot: Friday 04:00 ~ 06:00 server time. Supply updates: You are now given 10 ASPD Potions at the start of a match, rather than 5. Assassins are now given 1 more Poison Bottle at the start of a match. Increased the amount of Traps given out on larger maps. Wizards, Sages, Priests and Super Novices now get BG Gemstones at the start of a match. In addition, once your BG Gemstone supply runs out, you can still use regular store-bought Gemstones! Slightly increased the rewards on various modes: Capture The Flag and Team Deathmatch Winners +2 Losers +2 Ties +2 Stone Control Losers +2 Ties +4 Bossnia Losers +2 Ties +3 Domination and Eye of the Storm Losers +3 Ties +7 Triple Inferno Losers +2 WoE Participation Rewards For starters, we have added the WoE Participation Rewards mechanic. The system revolves around earning rewards by completing various tasks during WoE. This way we as a server can partially compensate guilds, even small ones, for competing in WoE, lowering the barrier to join. This has been something we desired for many years and finally got around to implement: Earn Siege Coins just by participating in WoE The amount of coins you will be rewarded is based on your guild's overall performance in WoE by doing any of the following: Most coins will be earned by winning the War of Emperium. A fixed amount of coins is earned when your guild breaks the Emperium. Additionally, in Second Edition WoE, the coins earned will increase based on the Economy of the castle that is captured. Coins are earned by both building (for the defending guild) and destroying (for the offending guild) structures in Second Edition. This includes Barricades and Guardian Stones. Additionally, bonus coins are given out if either all structures are rebuilt or destroyed. A jackpot based on kills that gets distributed among all participating guilds. This jackpot will be distributed every time an offensive action is performed during WoE, such as breaking Guardian Stones, Barricades or the Emperium, as well as winning the war. During each distribution, 40% of the points will go to the defending guild. 20% of the points will go to the offending guild performing the action. The remaining 40% will be divided among all guilds that contributed at least 10% to the kill count. Reward Guild Members As the Siege Coins are meant to cover a portion of the supplies used during WoE, quick distribution among guild members is important. To do this, the Guild Leader can simply talk to the WoE Rewards NPC at any castle hub to distribute the coins earned during WoE. We made the distribution convenient by using the Guild Title system. Did your guild's Creators spend a lot of potions to heal your guild? Had some Assassins that used a lot of Poison Bottles for EDP? No problem! Just put them in a particular Guild Position and mail them their fair share all at once. It's that easy. Each member of that particular Guild Position will then receive their share of Siege Coins in their RODex, ready to spend on new supplies. Buy Supplies You can talk to the WoE Rewards NPC at any castle hub (in the Warp Girl) to claim your rewards. You can spend your Siege Coins right here on items like WoE Potions, Poison Bottles, Barricade ingredients and much more! It's a great way to stock up on some supplies that you need for the next War of Emperium and should cover at least a portion of what you used during battle. Final Notes We have implemented the scoring mechanisms for the past couple of months and have monitored the points scored during WoEs. We believe the current rewards should be fair compensation for participating in WoE. That said, real-world results may vary, so we will keep monitoring the situation and tweak the scoring or rewards if necessary. More items in the shop are planned as well, so be sure to be on the lookout for that! Morroc SE Castle and Dungeon Introducing a brand new SE Guild Castle! Prepare yourselves for an exciting experience taking over a never before seen castle. Also, if you're lucky enough to win this castle, you will also get to experience the all new Morroc Guild Dungeon! While we are going to keep the information about these mobs disclosed in order to encourage a discovery period, other than them all having 60 VIT across the board (have fun, Creator players!) what we will mention is that every single new mob here has a brand new item associated with it at a card rate (0.03%) chance! New Morroc Guild Dungeon Equipment Every new item you're about to see below can be used in Vanilla, except for the Invective Robe, which is an Unrestricted item. Use the below spoilers to learn more! Apis Axe [4] Iron Shield [1] Invective Robe [1] (NOTE: This item is Unrestricted Only!) Elemental Boots [1] Snake Encyclopedia [3] Consumables and Supplies Reworks The updates you're about to see below are general updates. However, going into these updates as a team, we made all of these decisions with the WoE scene in mind. This is especially true after feedback over a long period of time and careful analysis of the scene: Eden Group now sells a 200 Strawberry Box at 475 Merit Badges. Added weight to Strawberry Boxes, such as the ones obtained from Eden Group. It's made to be a 75% weight reduction over holding the strawberries in your inventory separately. The same applies for the above-mentioned 200 Strawberry Box. Strawberry Boxes can now be put in your cart. Reworked Strawberry Hat (#18589) script to now be a base 3% rate (up from 2.4%) with 0.45% per refine (up from 0.15%). Red Ferus now drops Strawberries at 100% rather than 66%. Additionally, added a secondary drop at 15%. Increased Strawberry droprate on Boa, Wolf, Spore and Coco from 18% to 37.5%. Reduced Red Ferus (#1714) respawn time in Abyss Lake 02 from 5 minutes to 15 seconds. Added an Orange drop at 100% on Green Ferus. Additionally, added a secondary drop at 15%. Increased Orange droprate on Grand Peco from 15% to 75%. Increased Mastela Fruit droprate on Grand Peco from 9% to 15%. Reduced Green Ferus (#1717) respawn time in Abyss Lake 01 from 5 minutes to 15 seconds. Increased Witch Starsand droprate on Punk from 30% to 75%. Added Witch Starsand drop at 100% to Little Fatum and Miming. Additionally, added a secondary drop at 15%. Reduced Blue Potion weight from 15 to 6. Other Moved Repairman NPCs closer to the Castle Hubs. Rotated WoE Castles: Saturday 15:00 - NT Vanilla FE - gefg_cas02 > Unchanged Saturday 16:15 - Vanilla FE - aldeg_cas02 > aldeg_cas03 Saturday 17:30 - Unres FE - prtg_cas05 > prtg_cas01 Sunday 02:45 - NT Vanilla FE - payg_cas03 > payg_cas04 Sunday 04:00 - Vanilla SE - schg_cas01 > mocg_cas01 NEW Sunday 05:15 - Unres SE - arug_cas02 > arug_cas01 General Rankings for Ancient Tower, GMC and Wave Challenge have reset. Improved security on Old SQI Instances as well as Ancient Tower. Old SQI Instances updates: You can now withdraw and deposit Vanaheim Gold at Asmund. All Old SQI Seal instances can now be played 5 times per week rather than once per day. All Old SQI Seal instances now give a combination of Talon Cash and Zeny rather than just Talon Cash. Yuno Seal: Vanaheim Gold reduced from 100 to 75. Talon Cash reduced from 50 to 25. Added 225,000 Zeny reward. Prontera Seal: Talon Cash reduced from 50 to 25. Added 250,000 Zeny reward. Manuk Seal: Talon Cash reduced from 25 to 10. Added 150,000 Zeny reward. Ancient Tower reward changed: Talon Cash reduced from 200 to 150. Added 400,000 Zeny reward. Bug Fixes Fixed a bug where skill based item ignore scripts such as Tome of Ymir's free Endow bonus would not function unless at least 1 Catalyst Item was in the user's inventory. Implemented an rAthena Bugfix which fixes Grimtooth not adding Quagmire slowdown for 1 second against non-boss monsters. Fixed Dark Pinguicula Card working outside of PvM. Fixed a potential bug in Battlegrounds where a player who nearly hit their weekly coin limit could reduce the rewards of everyone else joining that same round. Part 2 Plans As we had too many plans for WoE/BG and just not enough time to get it all done, there will be intermittent updates to WoE and BG matters. To give you some ideas of what we have planned: Updated WoE Castle Treasures. Tweaks to WoE game mechanics to improve gameplay. WoE Rental Gears. New and updated BG modes. New and updated BG rewards.
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  17. Mid-month maintenance is slowly turning into the major release, rather than our Monthly reboots! Today we release the long-anticipated Ninja and Gunslinger Update as well as some major updates, rebalances, fixes and much more! Regarding bugs and exploits With a few discussions going on lately about players assuming certain parts of the gameplay being totally fine, when in reality it's unintended behavior, we'd like to reiterate something that's not always widely known. For starters, when you suspect that part of TalonRO's gameplay might be an exploit, you are expected to report it. This is nothing new, of course. However, this is not always as clear as night and day. If you suspect something might be unintended, we appreciate it if you ask the GM team about it through a Support Ticket. In these cases either we say "yes, that's fine", and you continue to use it, or we say "whoa, no, not fine!" in which case we will likely patch it up. This will also prevent something unintended from being in the game too long, people growing accustomed to it, and people getting upset if we do end up patching it. That said, we'd like to remind people that we may give out rewards when something is reported and it is deemed either a bug, exploit or unintended behavior, depending on the severity of the matter. Helping us improve the game is greatly appreciated and we show our gratitude accordingly. We'll update our rules page to reflect this message accordingly as well. Thank you! Malangdo Updates In an effort to give more use to the Malangdo instances and quests, we have increased the Talon Shop cost of Silvervine Fruit boxes by 3.5x their original cost. While this might make Malangdo enchants more costly, we believe it's done for a good reason. We'll monitor Malangdo after this update and will be releasing more updates in the near future. Along with the price increase, we have made many updates that will make the actual instances of this island more rewarding: Added new Silvervine Fruit Box at a lower cost with 4 pieces inside. Lowered Silvervine Fruit cost of Seagod's Protection and Octopus Hunting Stick rental. Removed the 24 hour versions. Lowered cost of Seagod's Protection and Octopus Hunting Stick rental from Merry Barker in the Eden Group. Lowed droprate of High Weapons Box on one of the weaker Coelacanths to match its counterpart. Increased the droprates of all Coin Bags on the higher level Coelacanths significantly. Lowered entry level of Malangdo Culvert instances by 5. Fixed a potential exploit where multi clienters could grab more quests than allowed. Daily Missions can now be played twice a day (only once per character) rather than once per day. Increased rewards for Daily Services. Strongly increased the droprates of various Coin Bags in Malangdo Culverts and Octopus Cave. Lowered cost of enchant removal in Malangdo from 2 to 1 Silvervine Fruit. Lowered Silvervine Fruit cost of Malangdo rental weapons. UnAFKing your Chemists We've all undoubtedly seen it: maps filled with Alchemists or Creators, AFKing with their Homunculus, leaving little monsters remaining for players who legitimately want to hunt in that particular map. To combat Chemists running a multitude of clients with Homunculi, we have reduced the amount of Homunculi a player can have on them at any time. They can now have a total of 3 Homunculi active. If you login while having 3 Homunculi out already, your Homunculus will automatically be put away. Similarly, if you try to use Call or Resurrect Homunculus, these skills will not function if you already have 3 running. The only solution will be to put one away. Tombstone CCTVs When we introduced the MVP Tombstones, some players told us how they missed the previous killannounce command and that the MVP Tombstone system is somewhat flawed. After all, the only thing players have to do is place characters near a tombstone and just wait for it to disappear. To somewhat alleviate this and meet in the middle of the Tombstone and Killannounce, the Tombstones will now disappear 5 to 10 minutes (randomly) before the MVP will spawn. In addition, the moment a Tombstone disappears, a map announcement regarding the imminent respawning of the MVP will be made. Battleground Bonanza Added an NPC in the BG lobby called Currency Trader Xeno, who can deposit and withdraw both Valor and Glory Coins to your forum account, allowing you to grab them on any character you like. He also allows you to exchange Glory Coins into Valor Coins at a 1:1 exchange rate. Improved match announcements and made them more uniform. When joining an ongoing match, all the queued players are now put into teams randomly rather than in the order of joining the queue. Fixed a bug where the duration of Hunter traps was not properly reduced as per BG rules in these maps: Conquest Stone Control Rush Bossnia Domination Triple Inferno New Implementations Re-implemented the Chess minigame. You can find it at the Comodo Carnival by talking to the Chess King! Added an Eden Teleport Officer to Archer Village spawn. Added Inventor Jaax NPC (for making Arrow Quivers) to: Hugel 148,192 Archer Village, inside the tool shop building. Comodo, inside the tool shop building. Tweaks Increased the droprates of Helm of Dullahan, Armor Piece of Dullahan, Red Muffler and Tangled Chains on Dullahan and Disguise from 66% to 80%. GM Challenge and Wave Challenge monsters no longer contribute toward any monster killing quests. These are the only instances where this is currently applied. You can still use Endless Tower to clear certain quests if you so desire. Atroce now teleports when getting too close to a portal the same way some other high end MVPs do. 1st Commander of Destruction Card now gives a 50% Brandish Spear bonus instead of the previous 25%. However, when combined with a Nibelungen, the bonus is only 40%. Peco Peco Hairband (5286) now gives a 25% walking speed boost rather than 5%. Updated the Wedding announcement text color to one that's more easy to read. Except for Soul Linker marriages. Those are still dark, dark red, ya scrubs. Making Arrow skill can now also be used on indoor maps. Ancient Tower updates: On Stage 10, the initial spawns of Loki's Adherent are now more spread out. Fallen Acidus and Fallen Ferus are now Dragon race rather than Demi Human. On Stage 26 and 28, Valkyrie Randgris and Skadi now spawn in one of four corners rather than always the same location. The other mobs on the map are now spread out around the map. Biolabs 4 updates: Removed NPC_AGIUP on idle from Chen and Flamel. This means that Trentini, Alphoccio and Gertie still have it. Lowered NPC_AGIUP level on attack from 5 to 1 on all Chen and Flamel mobs. Trentini, Alphoccio and Gertie still have level 5. Chen now has a chance to cast Body Relocation when hit by Esma. Updated Old Purple Boxes: Re-implemented low chance of getting SQI Essences. Added low chance of gaining new SQI materials: Corrupted Soul Leak Claw Exquisite Hair Broken Wine Glass Windstorm Fragment Cape of Dark Lord Boitata Tree Branch Broken Kata Piece of GPU Gold Plating Significantly increased the droprate of the following items when opening a Most Valuable Box: Shining Spear Blade Leak Claw Broken Wine Glass Mother's Nightmare Young Twig Gold Plating Fixes Fixed a bug in the Kihop limitation where it would not properly count the amount of clients you were using, resulting in a lower damage output. Fixed Acid Demonstration causing Strip Armor on monsters, reducing their VIT as a result, and thus AD damage. This should now no longer happen. Fixed Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie giving 40% hit boost instead of a fixed 40 HIT. Fixed Pick Stone working when overweight. It now functions the same way Making Arrow does. Fixed Rental Lever Action Rifle's description incorrectly mentioning a 40% damage increase when it's actually 30%. Fixed Mercenary's Lex Divina skill not working. It's finally here! As teased long ago regarding previously made suggestions as well as being a popular request, the new Gunslinger Weapons have officially arrived in our custom Guns and Crimson Petals update! But, of course, it's not just Gunslinger, as you can't have Gunslingers without Ninjas. Therefore, a new selection of Huuma Shurikens and other Ninja armors will also be released this update! These new items, however, will not actually drop from monsters like most other equipment does. Instead, these items will require you to craft them, which closely resembles and is faithful to the original and official equipment quests from when these classes first came out. This also makes sure that these new items consistently maintain value, so we hope you understand! Finally before continuing below, we would like to announce the following updates to existing Ninja/Gunslinger items as part of the celebration for this update finally coming out. Some of these being long time requests as well! To start off, we'd like to remind everyone that none of these new equipment items will work in Vanilla PvP/BG/WoE. They will however work in non-Vanilla PvP settings such as events and Vanilla ET. Miscelaneous Updates Added existing Gun and Huuma type(s) to the Malangdo Enchanter. More information about this can be found later! Added new Rental Items for Huuma Shuriken and all remaining Gun types. More information about this can be found later! Added new Tier 3 Eden Weapons for Rifle, Shotgun, Gatling Gun, and Grenade Launcher. More information about this can be found later! Kunais and Shurikens now have quiver-type items. More information about this can be found later! Reduced All Shurikens weight from 0.5 to 0.1. Reduced All Kunais weight from 2 to 0.2. Reduced All Spheres weight from 0.5 to 0.2. Reduced All Sphere Packs weight from 35 to 25. Reduced Bronze Coin cost of Rental Lever Action Rifle from 175 to 110. Increased Rental Lever Action Rifle ASPD from -5% to +10%. Tights[0] and Tights[1] can now be worn by Gunslingers. Ninja Suit[0] and Ninja Suit[1] now weigh 50 instead of 150. Lowered the respawn time of Shinobi in Amatsu Dungeon. Shinobi Sash can now be slotted with Seiyablem! Shinobi Sash is considered an S Rank item. It requires 2 Elunium and costs 1m Zeny per attempt. Shinobi Sash [1] ( ID : 28485 ) can only be worn by Ninja! The slotted version also supports the combo, however, Shinobi Sash [0] and Shinobi Sash [1]'s combos do not stack! Greatest General Card's class condition now includes Gunslinger. Greatest General Card also updated to support the 10 coin limit instead of just 5 when worn by Gunslingers. Ninja Equipment There will be two new NPCs available to you in the Amatsu Ninja Hideout regarding Ninja's new equipment. One of them specializes in new Armors and Shields, and the other one specializes in just new Huuma Shurikens. Ninja Armors and Shields For starters, you can find Master Gyo Habaiyaki located at que_ng 21 72 ( /navi que_ng 21/72 ). When speaking to him as a Ninja, he will allow you to craft brand new Armors and Shields for your class, but only if you've first met at least Base Level 80! After meeting all the requirements, view the below spoilers to see your options. They each have an item and a zeny requirement! Special Ninja Suit & Fox Arm Guard Ninja Scale Armor & Wolf Arm Guard Tenebris Latitantes & Crescent Arm Guard Ninja Huuma Shurikens Meanwhile in another room of the Amatsu Ninja Hideout, you can find Master Ki Subasubishi located at que_ng 72 37 ( /navi que_ng 72/37 ). After speaking with him as a Ninja and making sure you have at least Base Level 70, he will allow you to make various new Huuma Shuriken weapons, which you can refer to with the below spoiler. Which, just like the Armors and Shields, have a variety of item and zeny requirements. Kunai and Shuriken Containers As mentioned earlier, Kunais and Shurikens now have container items! If you're already familiar with how Quivers work and how creating Quivers works, you will already have a fairly good idea of how Kunai and Shuriken containers will work. These two NPCs are also available at the Amatsu Weapon/Armor Dealer Building located at amatsu 132 117 ( /navi amatsu 132/117 )! Find Kashinobi located at que_ng 74 23 ( /navi que_ng 74/23 ). After speaking with him as a Ninja he will allow you to store Shurikens into container items. Like arrows, it will store 500 of the given Shuriken type. These are as follows: Shuriken Box (ID: 22025): Stores 500 Shuriken, 500 Zeny Cost. Raincloud Shuriken Box (ID: 22026): Stores 500 Raincloud Shuriken, 500 Zeny Cost. Flash Shuriken Box (ID: 22027): Stores 500 Flash Shuriken, 500 Zeny Cost. Sharp Leaf Shuriken Box (ID: 22028): Stores 500 Sharp Leaf Shuriken, 500 Zeny Cost. Thorn Needle Shuriken Box (ID: 22029): Stores 500 Thorn Needle Shuriken, 500 Zeny Cost. Find Boontobias located at que_ng 74 20 ( /navi que_ng 74/20 ). After speaking with him as a Ninja he will allow you to store Kunais into container items. Like arrows, it will store 500 of the given Kunai type. These are as follows: Heat Wave Kunai Scroll (ID: 23081): Stores 500 Heat Wave Kunai, 500 Zeny Cost. Icicle Kunai Scroll(ID: 23082): Stores 500 Icicle Kunai, 500 Zeny Cost. High Wind Kunai Scroll (ID: 23083): Stores 500 High Wind Kunai, 500 Zeny Cost. Black Earth Kunai Scroll (ID: 23084): Stores 500 Black Earth Kunai, 500 Zeny Cost. Fell Poison Kunai Scroll (ID: 23085): Stores 500 Fell Poison Kunai, 500 Zeny Cost. Gunslinger Equipment There is a single new NPC, Ms. Juno Vulkan, available to Gunslingers at the Gunslinger's Guild in Einbroch. You can find her at que_ng 187 175 ( /navi que_ng 187/175 ). After speaking with her as a Gunslinger, the items she will offer you varies depending on your base level! Once you reach Base Level 70, you can start making new Guns with her. Once you reach Base Level 80, you can start making a new Gunslinger exclusive gear set with her. You can use the below spoilers to see what new items she can make for you! Revolvers Rifles Gatling Guns Shotguns Grenade Launchers Mob Scarf & Rebellion's Scarf New Rental Weapons In addition to the earlier mentioned Rental Lever Action Rifle changes, a new rental Huuma and remaining gun types for rental have also been added! To view what these new rental items are, you can use the below spoilers: New Eden Tier 3 Guns Also as mentioned earlier, there will now be a new choice of gun weapons that can be obtained at the Eden Group! Like all other Tier 3 weapons, they are obtained after completing the quest(s) related to Instructor Ur. You will now have a choice instead of the Tier 3 Eden Revolver to obtain either a Rifle, Gatling Gun, Shotgun, or Grenade Launcher. These are as follows using the below spoiler: Malangdo Enchanter Additions As mentioned earlier, the Malangdo Enchanter now supports Guns and Huumas as possible weapon types! For this specific update, the starting lineup of Guns and Huumas accepted are as follows using the below spoiler: Conclusion And that's the content we have to deliver regarding Ninjas and Gunslingers. We hope that you are all satisified with these additions. Happy gaming Talonians!
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  18. This year will mark the end of 24 hosted party instances. All future BotN content will be assessed and refined to cater for the standard (12) party limit. We will also be introducing more content that'll accommodate for smaller groups moving forward. After careful consideration, we felt that team synergy, preparations and organising for larger parties placed a heavy burden/stress on said groups. Our commitment and dedication to bringing fun content is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we will be reevaluating current instances and all future planned content added to Valkyrie's Hall. We hope you bear with us as we improve these events for your better enjoyment. We look forward to hosting these new instances in 2022 and beyond. See you in Valhalla!
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