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  1. Hello guys! Here I am again, joining another contest. Best of luck guys! PS: GMs, if you need a higher resolution, just pm me and Imma give it to you >.< IGN: Hinna Ozawa
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  2. IGN: Schein Saifell Inspired by Yuuki Tatsuya's Biolab fanart
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  3. We cordially invite you to the grand spectacle battle royale. Which GM will stand triumphant? MVP I Choose You: Sunday (23rd) - 9am server time
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  4. 🌸🌸🌸 “…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. GM Seiren: Uh oh. Should I be scared? GM Luna: Ahahaha … no no, not at all. No Death Stars in this interview. GM Seiren: Phew! GM Luna: So, tell me, what does your Admin life entail within our world of TalonRO? GM Seiren: I would say that as an Admin, I’m involved in pretty much everything regarding the server. My main job is about content development. I’m responsible for the majority of the new things that you will find in game. Think of a new RO episode, major event like the Amazing Summer Race, keeping all the items and monsters up-to-date, you name it! But the fun doesn’t stop there however. Outside of scripting work, I work closely together with the other Admins on new web-related features such as new website, the forum and upcoming new control panel. Finally there’s a little player interaction of course. None of the Admins spend a day without taking care of multiple support tickets. It’s not the most joyful part of the GM-life but it has to be done. And when I Have time left I like to hop in-game and socialize a bit with our wonderful community GM Luna: Wow! Sounds like you have one full plate. GM Seiren: Haha, it never ends! GM Luna: Have you ever had a moment where you felt, hold on a second, can I really continue doing this? If so what keeps you motivated and going? GM Seiren: If I’m being perfectly honest? Yes and more than once. I have been a GM on TalonRO since early 2008, so that makes for almost 9 years by now, which makes TalonRO a huge part of my life. There is not a day that goes by without having TalonRO in it, in a way it’s a 24/7 job. So even if you were to have plans on a weekend, you always have to be available in case something goes wrong or something requires your immediate attention. That never stops. This is the first part. GM Luna: Such dedication, it’s inspiring. GM Seiren: The second part is about actual work itself. For example, the meiadrir patch from last year is mostly considered as a bad thing by our community. We introduced a few balancing updates which were about 5% of the entire update. What people don’t realise is that this is an update we have worked very hard on, for weeks if not months and were super excited to release. When we finally finished everything and were happy with the result, we decided to release it. Rather than people being excited about the heaps of updates, new feature, new items, people were attacking us over an update that we thought was so minor. Having spent so much time and effort into something then to have is bashed into the ground isn’t the most motivating experience I must say. HOWEVER! After all these years I’m still here first off, what motivate me most the people I get to work with. Through the years I’ve made very good friends on the GM team, some of which I consider close friends. It’s an absolute pleasure to work with them. Secondly, there is always this one person in the community who randomly PMs you and says “thank you for your hard work”. Hearing that from one person absolutely beats 100 people who complain to you. And being able to release something you’ve worked hard on for it to be received in a positive manner by the community is awesome, too ~ GM Luna: Wow! Am sorry that you and the Admin team received such response and yes I completely agree, having that one player PM you and thanking you for all the hard work is worth more than any complaint. Such touching words from you, Seiren. Ok let’s move on before I cry an ocean in our session. GM Seiren: Hahaha! We wouldn’t want that! 😧 GM Luna: As one, who has been here for quite a long time, I would assume you have seen quite a lot of interesting things can you share with us one of your unforgettable moments within TalonRO? I know you said about the meiadrir patch but maybe while you was randomly in town and saw conversation or witnessed a “what the hell” moment. GM Seiren: Ha. Too many to mention really, one of the most amazing things I have experienced has to be the rise of TalonRO. Back in 2008 our population wasn’t doing well at all. It was down to maybe 15-20 people online. Seeing it go up through the years is something that’s really great to see and make me proud of be part of the server. In-game, I think the very first Yule Ball left a pretty good impression. We didn’t know what to expect from out very first internet dance party. In our minds it was great concept, but you never know how it turns out! To see more than 500 people join this event was something none of us expected, I think. This also resulted into some nice traditions such as the GM Seiren Captain Jack march. I have absolutely no clue anymore how this came to be, but it’s a tradition now! And an awesome one at that, haha. I would say most of the interesting things happen outside of the game though. We have collected so many inside jokes through the years. The term “Dogbro” comes to mind, which is a persona that was created by I think Boreas. In many tickets (too many to count really) people blamed their brother, sister, cousin, best friend, you name it, for breaking the rules. Stole someone’s gears? My brother did it. Fraud the voting, sister? Ser, it was my cousin! At some point Boreas simply started replying “Yea and my dog banned you” Eventually that turned out into the “dogbro” character being the person who did all the bad things. Not the players, of course. It was dogbro! We’ve secretly hidden him on various quests and events in-game as well and like to giggle about it be-hide the scenes. GM Luna: It must have been pretty tough times during those early days and having to witness the server grow from what it was to what it is now must be a wonderful feeling. Like when a sweet lover walks into a candy store and sees all the lush chocolates and candy. The tale of the “Dogbro” will forever go down in TalonRO history and what a interesting story, to see that even through the stressful time you can joke and make a situation into a fun one. So on to our next question. If you could swap bodies with another member of the GM team, who would it be and why? GM Seiren: GM Howl, duh. Who wouldn’t want his impeccable abs? 😎 GM Luna: Oh! Someone get me some water … I’ve heard the stories! GM Seiren: His hordes of fangirls are legendary ~ GM Luna: That is no surprise! He has, on many occasions proven why he is popular! Ok moving on ~ Which RO monster would you say your personality relates to? GM Seiren: Fallen Bishop? No, just kidding. Oof, that’s a difficult one. *think* Can I say Tatacho? Sleep is love. Sleep is Life! GM Luna: Oh! That cute fluff ball! All he does is sleep and eat ~ GM Seiren: Who wouldn’t want that?! GM Luna: If only… in an ideal world A Zombie apocalypse happens while you are holding a GM meeting and all 16 members of the GM team are present BUT your safe room can only hold 15 people. What do you do?! GM Seiren: Rick Grimes isn’t a GM is he? GM Luna: ahahah! If only it was that easy ~ GM Seiren: Well frick. Hmm. I heard rumours that GM Luna has quite the armour of weapon to fight off zombie apocalypse. She’d be able to help out for sure! Boreas with his mighty ban hammer will deal with some zombies no double as well.Howl will just wall of text the zombie to death. Other than that, the people closest to me of course and then whoever brings the most food! GM Luna: Ahahaha! If only they knew *cough* GM Seiren: They wouldn’t because they’d be dead. GM Luna: And just hypothetically speaking … how would they tell? Your supposed to get rid of the bodies, a good assassin know this ~ Hahahah! Well that’s a warp! Thank you again Seiren. GM Seiren: you’re very welcome! Thank you for having me!
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  5. Thanks Arcelle for the sniper art work :3
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  6. Hiya, this is the first post I had ever done. ;u; I just recently joined the community and trying my luck. ;u; Here's my entry. IGN: Hezuthiele Let me know if you need the HQ version (It is super large so I can't upload it in here) Thank you so much!
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  7. I honestly can't make digital art, but I still try to make do with colored pencils xD Anyway, here are Howl, Boreas, Seiren, and Lance (in his female form) in yukatas, perhaps taking a break from their duties to enjoy spring. IGN - Tokyo Banana Roar
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  8. Reserving my entry here with WIP, ''GM and Tamtam with the infamous(?) banhammer''. Hopefully it is okay and within the rules! IGN: Graytea (still considering on changing the background...)
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  9. Spring and April arrive at last on TalonRO! The first patch of the spring season heralds some wonderful new things to be looking forward to in April, including our upcoming Battlegrounds Refresh, plus game changes, bug fixes, and much more! We're also pleased to introduce a wide range of new content to keep your experience fresh, challenging, and fun. Please take a moment to review all of our latest changes below - and as always, happy gaming! Our Battlegrounds mode is currently undergoing a special refresh! Based on your feedback and thoughts, we're taking Battlegrounds back into the shop for a quick renovation - and we're unveiling the fun with a special live Battlegrounds Community Event on Sunday, April 30th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm Midgard (server) time! More information about this special event will appear some time before April 30th, but expect the GM Team to also be in on the fun for the kickoff event as well! In the meanwhile get ready for some outstanding additional features, such as automatic queues, special WoE-like timeslots with server-wide announcements, dynamic rotating modes of play, randomizing team functions, and much more! We'll be unveiling the magic toward the end of the month, so get excited and get ready to battle! Battlegrounds Refresh Battlegrounds (BG) is currently undergoing a refresh. Battlegrounds will be offline and unavailable from the beginning of the month until Sunday, April 30th with our kickoff live event. New features and suggestions will appear in the newly updated BG - we hope that you'll enjoy them! The BG Coin Exchange NPC may now be temporarily found in Lighthalzen during this refresh period. Please note: coins will lose their value in the new BG system, so coin exchange during this refresh period is encouraged. Battlegrounds will return on Sunday, April 30th, beginning with a live community BG event from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Details will appear in our Official Events section later in the month before the event date. Our latest gameplay changes are designed to address essential needs to make your gaming experience on TalonRO the best that it can be! The GM Staff is always assessing the state of gameplay and working to make things dynamic, challenging, and - most of all - fun! Read below for our latest gameplay changes: Gameplay Changes We've merged multiple updates together to various official quests, including the addition of questlog entries across a wider number of in-game quests. Vending spot allocation in Prontera, Payon, and the Prontera Mall have been further randomized. This will help reduce the possibility of vendspot holding for prime locations in these cities to ensure greater access and distribution. Vanilla PvM modes have been relaxed slightly to include a broader array of essential PvM items. For example, Orc's Memory and the Vanilla Endless Tower now allow the usage of all healing items, event headgears, custom non-MVP and custom non-Miniboss cards. Coins related to the Malangdo series may now be traded. The following items are now able to be added into a Buying Shop: Elven Arrow Quiver Hunting Arrow Quiver A Class Coins B Class Coins C Class Coins D Class Coins E Class Coins Seagod's Anger Delicious Jelly Our latest bug fixes are also part of our ongoing effort to ensure that TalonRO runs smoothly, and that your experience is running at full capacity! TalonRO always takes the opportunity with our monthly updates to address any lingering issues through player-based bug reports or those brought to our attention - all with the hope of making your gaming time great. Read below for this month's latest bug fixes: Bug Fixes We've merged multiple updates together to various official quests - this will help ensure that a larger number of official quests run smoothly, and fixes a wide variety of potential issues with these quests. This month's Tam Tam's Gift region takes us into a classic dungeon worth re-exploring: the Al de Baran Clock Tower! Explore through the many levels and mysteries of this old and familiar terrain, battling against monsters locked away in the mysterious city to the north. Grab yourself a clock tower key and fight against this month's Champion Monsters and earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more! Tam Tam's Gift Region April's region includes the Al de Baran Clock Tower maps. This region excludes alde_dun04. This month's Champion Monsters are as follows: Rideword Arclouze Drainliar Clock Alarm Finally, no monthly patch would be complete without our latest monthly costume box! With our new graphic below, you'll be able to see which costumes are part of our classic series, all the way up to which in the monthly box are truly so rare that they might as well be legendary! The Rainbow Star Costume returns to our monthly costume box, as does the Clock Casket Costume - both of which have been popular finds! However, some unique additions to this month's box make it one worth obtaining - and be sure to do so, as each month a new box with new contents will take its place! April's costume box is currently available in the Reward Guru - and we hope that you get something fun to show off to the world of Midgard! April 2017 Monthly Costume Box This month's costume items include the following Rainbow Star Costume Clock Casket Costume Long Rabbit Ears Costume Shura King's Pledge Costume Cheshire Cat Ears Costume War Princess Ribbon Costume Black Cat Hood Costume Helm of Abyss Costume Kobold Archer Cap Costume Nekomimi Kafra Headband Costume Safety Helmet Costume We hope that you enjoy this month's latest updates - and, as always, happy gaming from all of us on TalonRO! It is our great pleasure and privilege to proudly feature artwork from the TalonRO community as part of our monthly patch update series! Artwork featured in this month's update includes work from Orange Tomato, PhantomPuppeteer, Yoshimi, Elza, Antei Kun, and GM Spica!
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