It is our great pleasure to finally unveil the latest update to TalonRO: Iduna. This is our most anticipated update, as well as massive in scope - one of the most ambitious things that we have ever attempted in our quest to update your experience on TalonRO and to bring the game that you love into an entirely new state of being. The Iduna update represents many months of work, testing, iterations, feedback, technical know-how, and intensive balancing all to bring you an entirely updated experience while preserving the aspects of our beloved game.
The Iduna Update is first and foremost a switch to rAthena - a completely comprehensive engine which underpins all of TalonRO’s mechanics and gameplay characteristics. This update is far from trivial - rather, it provides an entirely new platform by which to offer incredible new content, updates, and many more features that preserve the best of your experience while bring it into entirely new frame. We are pleased to announce that this transition is complete, and TalonRO will remain the same wonderful pre-Renewal experience that you have come to love, while bringing the best of the latest innovations to bear and transform your gaming experience into one that is fit to continue our 12 year tradition.
The Iduna update is all about allowing you to have more fun, making your in-game expeditions more memorable, intense, and making your time on TalonRO the best to date! The updates that accompany Iduna are almost too memorable to mention individually – rather, this update represents a composite of ne innovations and content that are designed to work synergistically together and take this monumental update into a wonderful new experience for you and your adventures through Midgard.
The Iduna update will require you to update TalonRO - but this is easily done by simply running your patcher and downloading the update as normal. To ensure that you are receiving the latest content updates with Iduna, simply start TalonRO through your patcher, and let the update install and commence.
In the event that the patcher fails to properly install the latest patch for Iduna, simply manually install the latest download from the TalonRO webpage by accessing our download link here: https://talonro.com/download/ Once downloaded, please reinstall TalonRO and overwrite your files in your TalonRO folder, then proceed to patch as normal.
Homunculus AI will need to be reinstalled manually, as this latest update contains compatibility changes that will presently be incompatible with existing custom AIs. If this situation is applicable to you, please reinstall your homunculus AI manually after the Iduna update has been patched to TalonRO. Important: MirAI will unfortunately no longer work with the new Iduna client. Any other AI, given that you are using their latest version, should work.
DLL related issues [MSVCR100.dll], refer to [this download] to get Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).
When first launching TalonRO, you will also be introduced to our new anti-cheating system software – called Gepard Shield. Gepard Shield represents an entirely new level of sophistication in security for your account, as well as allows for all players to participate on equal footing by invoking more comprehensive anti-cheating technology. At first launch, Gepard Shield will likely prompt you with a message warning you about illegal files within your folder - however, please note that this is nothing to be concerned about, as this is a one time error message. Instead, Gepard Shield will automatically move a number of files into a new folder within your TalonRO directory, ensuring an intended fix that allows you to play the game normally.
The Iduna update features a number of incredible new additions – many of which are too numerous to almost mention! However, were happy to provide an update and recap of some of our most important highlights - many of which you’ve seen before in our teaser information, but some of which we are happy to share with you as new features that we hope you will find wonderful and entirely welcome:
For starters, as with any major release, there's a good chance that bugs will be around. If you find anything that seems wrong or exploitable, please report it in our Bug Report Forum.
Currently, the Control Panel is offline. Please bear with us as we re-implement it, likely this weekend still. Read more about that below.
Also, along with a few other missing features that will take us a little longer to re-implement, we currently have GM Challenge, Wave Challenge and the Reward Guru disabled. This will take us only a tiny bit of time to fix. They were a bit too major to release straight away with our Iduna launch but will be released very shortly!
Now, a small selection of some of Iduna's new features. Numerous new and changed features you will have to find out in-game by exploring! For screenshots, also refer to our Project Iduna announcement topic.
First off, check out the Project Iduna announcement topic for screenshots and features
A lot of game mechanics fixes. Moving to rAthena means lots of skills or mechanics that worked the wrong way are now fixed. This may give you an advantage but it may also mean gameplay can become slightly more challenging!
Poem of Bragi revamp. Check our Dev Blog for more information.
Our old anti-cheating software has not been updated in many years and is no longer being used.
We have replaced it by Gepard Shield which is much more powerful and will make it even harder for botters and other cheaters to get ahead of you!
rAthena has replaced the !main/!market/!recruit systems
You now chat by using #main, #market and #recruit in your whisper box
You can also bind a channel to your regular chat so that typing in public will show up in the global chat of your choice. Simply type @channel bindto #channelname
You can now also set up your own private channel, available to share with other people. Use @channel for more information about this!
Gathers specific information regarding your ping within 2 minutes after use including average, minimum, and maximum reply time, as well as packets sent, received, and lost.
Enables and Disables the limit of FPS.
/navi mapname x/y
Draws a path from your current location to the given mapname, x, y.
Disables screen shake effects.
Disables and Re-Enables Cash Shop Icon.
[Shift + Click] on Inventory Items
Creates an item link in the chat which can be sent to other players. It can be clicked, which produces the same effect as if you right clicked the item. This feature is also present in whosell and whobuy!
Many, many more, such as identifying items with a single click, adding items to Kafra Storage with a single click, you name it!
Talon Cash & Cash Shop
Replacing Copper Coins, Talon Cash is a new intangible currency which has a value of 2, in comparison to Copper Coins previously having a value of 1. For comparison, this means 100 Talon Cash = 1 Talon Coin. Note: Talon Coins will still be around as a tradeable method for Talon Cash.
Replacing a big portion of the Reward Guru, the Cash Shop can be found at the top right of the Client. Here you can purchase Special Items, Weapons, Armors, Hats, Cards, Kahos, and PCBs which was previously done with the Reward Guru. There is a new Search Item feature to quickly find what you're looking for! This can only be used in town maps.
Replacing !killannounce, a tombstone will now spawn where an MvP previously died.
Quickly find any NPC or Mob in the game utilizing the Navigation system. Additionally, you can have it draw a path should it be able to find a path to your choice. This system is still a WIP and does not contain absolutely everything as of yet.
New Bank System
By pressing [Ctrl + b] or clicking the button in your main menu you can access the brand new bank feature built into the client which offers more possibilities than the previous bank system. This can only be used in town maps.
Rodex [Mail] System
Replacing the mailbox, there is now a built in mail system in the client, accessible through a button in your main menu. You will get a notification at the top right when you receive mail. This can only be used in town maps.
When opening your equipment window and pressing [Set Item Setting], you can now set a secondary equipment set. Then by pressing [Change], you will automatically switch your gear sets. This feature has a cooldown!
When you have items equipped on your character, you you right click items in your inventory, they are now compared side by side.
The replay system is now implemented fully as of this client and can be used properly. You can replay videos by going into the client and clicking Replay in the login window.
A new tab in your inventory below Etc. You can place any item in here, and to do so you simply drag onto the Fav tab. Having items in this tab allows you Lock NPC selling as well as align the items.
New Merchant Carts
Cart users can now utilize new cart designs by using the Change Cart 2 skill!
Character position swapping
With a new feature from the Reward Guru, you can now swap character positions within the same account.
Offers more categories and ways to present quests. By default, all quests will end up in the Act tab. This quest log will later be updated after the initial launch.
Party member entries can now be dragged outside of the party window, placed on the side, and accessed without having to open the party window itself.
Guild Window and New Guild Skill
Guild members will now have a last logged on date below their member entry.
Creating a guild requires an Emperium as an item again, rather than it being completely free.
New skill [Guild Storage Expansion]. This skill is needed to expand the storage space of the guild storage and usage of the storage. All existing guilds have received 5 extra levels to make up for the 5 new skill points required.
Pets and Homunculi now have a hunger meter to show when you have to feed them.
More pets should have their intended dialogue now!
Exact Stat Progression is now displayed every time a Homunculus levels up, making it much easier to pinpoint the exact stats you want when training.
Game Account Gender
Gender is now decided by character as opposed to your account. This means you can have male and female characters on the same account now.
Now supports the new item link feature when making searches. Also has a cleaned up information display and is more accurate than before.
!expcount, Lottery, Card Recycling, Slot Machine, and Plagiarism NPC.
For now these features are omitted, but will return shortly after this launch.
Will be functional at a currently unconfirmed date, built into the client and offers new ways to reward players!
Battlegrounds Queing System
Will be completed and operational after Battleground's short hiatus.
Control Panel Revamp
Moreover, the Iduna update also has given our player control panel a completely new look and feel - which is intended to synchronize seamlessly with the new back and changes in rAthena. This new panel is very rudimentary for the time being - owed to the fact that the internal structure of rAthena is completely different, and our player control panel had to be revamped from the ground up!
With the revamp of the Control Panel, we have also decided to retire the Vote for Points sytem. Topsites are a relic from an ancient time that don't really benefit the server in any way anymore. On top of that, the system is very prone to abuse. In the coming weeks we will replace this with a new system to get you your free Talon Cash with little effort!
This means an opportunity to completely rebuild the clear control panel from scratch, along with redesigning the user experience and interface for a more modern, slick, and lightweight panel experience that will enable and facilitate better usability and design. Additional pages for the control panel will be added back in later weeks as we continue to build out its functionality and form. Thank you for your patience as we continue to get all of the panel components up and running - we know that that will be worth the wait as we bring you a much more streamlined player control panel experience!
Finally, the Iduna update is only the tip of the iceberg - as we mentioned, this switch over to rAthena enables us to more readily add in and improve existing features within TalonRO. Some of these changes include edits to classic additions and innovations from TalonRO, which are now made to be compatible and updated within this incredible new change. These changes are as follows:
Our many minigame offerings are also undergoing a new revamp as well! Many games within the TalonRO ecosystem will be replaced by our newest innovation: the Comodo Carnival! Details on this latest change will be forthcoming in a subsequent update - and were looking forward to completely renovating the minigame experience to bring you something fresh, innovative, and most of all: fun! This feature will be coming soon, most likely within a week from launch, complete with the old minigames (including long needed improvements and tweaks to these games) and some brand new games added to the roster! So please hang in just a bit longer. It will be worth the wait!
We are presently working on a revamp of this feature, meaning that all Seals have been disabled for the time being as we undergo this renovation. Please note that SQI creation and the bonuses area are both still open. We’re looking forward to unveiling our new offering in this space and bring you a refreshed Super Quest Item gameplay experience! We're sorry for this inconvenience, but the wait will be worth it!
TamTam’s Gift Region. This much beloved monthly bonus incentive has been changed to reflect the latest evolution in TamTam’s journey – called TamTam’s Odyssey! We are presently halfway through this latest update, with the bonus maps being all set and ready - while champion monsters been removed. These will be replaced at a later date with something entirely new - and we're looking forward to refreshing this monthly update for you to challenge you on an entirely new adventure, with rewards that await you unlike any that you’ve ever seen before!
Our BG offering is an intense modification of the existing Battlegrounds experience, and so to ensure proper stability game-wide, we have temporarily disabled the Battlegrounds system as we monitor the stability of these most recent changes. The reason for temporarily disabling this system is to focus on providing a stable gaming experience across all of TalonRO - and due to the intensive nature of the many custom BG changes we made, we will be reintroducing Battlegrounds once we have verified that the systems are stable and ready to accommodate our very custom Battlegrounds offering. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, however, we're positive that it will be better than before! So please hang in a bit longer.
Embark on a heroic expedition with Valkyrie: Battle of the Nine. A unique PvM hallmark for TalonRO. Valkyrie: BotN will be part of an expansive adventure filled with brand new content for 2019. Along with fixed instances, Valkyrie will bring a whole new playing field in addition to exclusive rewards, new mobs, MVPs and end-game dungeons. Click here for more info!
The Iduna update represents a huge leap forward in our ability to offer both existing changes to your gaming experience, and provide you a platform with which to introduce an entirely new world of future changes never before seen exhalation point the best way to experience all of these changes is to dive right in and learn all about what Iduna has brought - from new changes in interface design, hardware support for graphic drivers and visualizations, a completely redesigned navigation system and in-client features, equipment and replay systems, per-character gender options, and so much more! . We hope that you will enjoy the latest updates and experience just how deep and wide these changes to your gameplay experience go - knowing that it is the TalonRO that you love made completely better!
Thank you as always for your continued support - we hope these changes represent our commitment to you to bring you the best gaming experience possible. May your adventures continue on – and as always, happy gaming!