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  1. Boreas already answered you in your other topic
  2. The holidays are here on TalonRO! December is a special month in Midgard - with lights and fresh snow beginning to enter the landscape, and towns beginning to set out their presents as winter fills the air. With the holidays coming around the corner, we're getting ready to celebrate a month of wonderful surprises, events, additions, and more - all starting with our Advent Calendar giveaway! Enjoy a new TamTam's Odyssey, Monthly Costume Box, and a bunch of bug fixes! We hope that you enjoy it! This month will also introduce our new 2018 client (with Lite Graphics Plugin AKA @lgp) as well as Battlegrounds PvP! Be sure to look out for that in the coming weeks! TalonRO is pleased to partner once more with GoFundMe Charity this holiday season in our annual fundraiser to benefit the Rainforest Alliance. In response to the horrific surge of forest fires in the Amazon, we are mobilizing our broad network of partners to fight the ongoing destruction of this precious ecosystem. Following a staggering increase in fires this year, with flames and smoke captured on both NASA and NOAA satellites from space, it's clear the world must stand together to stop ongoing threats to the Amazon, which is vital to the world’s climate stability. Click here to visit the thread and see how you can get involved today, including exclusive costume giveaways as a token of our appreciation for those who plan on donating! If you're unfamiliar with this concept, Advent Calendars are special calendars which mark each day from now through Christmas Eve. Behind each day on the calendar is often something nice - a small gift in celebration of the big day coming on December 25th! This year, we're pleased to continue our holiday tradition to say thank you for being part of the TalonRO community and to celebrate you with countdown to Christmas - complete with a plethora of presents. Click on the image above, or here to visit the thread for more info! Tam Tam’s Odyssey this month takes us to multiple locations for the first time ever! Christmas is close at hand, and TamTam is feeling rather generous. These classic domains are full of exciting adventures to earn great rewards and experience! December's TTO regions include: Lutie, including Toy Factory Manuk Fields El Dicastes Fields and Dungeon No monthly patch would be complete without our latest monthly costume box! Snack Party Costume continues to take top billing to our monthly costume box, and this month's work includes some magical accompaniments in the form of two new garment costumes, including Backside Bell Ribbon Costume and Teddy Bear Bag Costume, among others! December's costume box is currently available in the Talon Shop - and we hope that you get something fun to show off in the whimsical world of Midgard! Snack Party Costume (21237) Backside Bell Costume (Garment) (21273) Teddy Bear Bag Costume (Garment) (21286) Little Garden Costume (21156) Blinking Thin Eyes Costume (20930) Gamer Headset Costume (21274) Fluffy Bunny Ear Costume (21275) Dog Officer Costume (20805) Saggitarius Crown Costume (21299) Hoplite Helmet Costume (20665) Power of Thor Costume (20956) Beanie Costume (20505) We have done various minor updates and fixes as usual. Some already implemented the past week and some are completely new. Valkyrie Bazaar will also introduce a range of price changes and new costume additions! GMC Boxes costume rotation: Kamima Baphomet Horn Costume (20652) Spell Circuit Costume (20455) Wave Boxes costume rotation: Vesper Headgear Costume (21159) Cyber Ear Costume (21121) The Account Management page on the panel now shows your current Talon Cash on the account. Added missing monster hunting quests in El Dicastes. Minimum Base Level is set to 80. Due to possible exploits, it is no longer possible to add characters from the same game account to the same party. Because of this, we unfortunately also had to remove all existing parties. Chain Action can no longer Crit. This was a bug that managed to get in on last maintenance. Double Attack should no longer Crit. Please let us know if this still appears somehow.
  3. TalonRO is pleased to partner once more with GoFundMe Charity this holiday season in our annual fundraiser to benefit the Rainforest Alliance. In response to the horrific surge of forest fires in the Amazon, we are mobilizing our broad network of partners to fight the ongoing destruction of this precious ecosystem. Following a staggering increase in fires this year, with flames and smoke captured on both NASA and NOAA satellites from space, it's clear the world must stand together to stop ongoing threats to the Amazon, which is vital to the world’s climate stability. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the Rainforest Alliance organization through the GoFundMe Charity partnership. From now until December 31st, 2019 - TalonRO will thank those who have donated to the Rainforest Alliance TalonRO Fundraiser with a unique in-game gift. Keep in mind that these donations do -not- give you any Talon Cash like a donation to TalonRO would. Donations made after December 31st will not receive the rewards listed below. Make your charitable donation to Rainforest Alliance with TalonRO in three simple steps: Visit TalonRO's GoFundMe Charity page for the Rainforest Alliance. Donate any amount to support the Rainforest Alliance, though the minimum amount is $10 USD. Include your in-game character name when donating on GoFundMe Charity. This is so we can match your donation to your character and deliver your thank-you reward! Receive your special thank you gift! All thank-you items will be distributed in January at the conclusion of the fundraiser. All items received will be account-bound, but you can use the Vending Machine NPC in Lutie to claim the Costume and Pet on as many characters as you like. Thank-you items will be distributed through an NPC in early January. Gifts will not be distributed until after the fundraiser is over, but we will ensure that all who made an eligible donation will receive their thank-you gift. No Talon Cash will be given out for donations made through the GoFundMe Charity campaign, and all proceeds will directly benefit the Rainforest Alliance organization. Donating at higher levels will grant you the gifts in the levels below as well. For example, donating $50 to Rainforest Alliance will earn you all three thank-you gifts! $10 USD Donors will receive one (1) special Surprise Box, which will contain some wonderful and enjoyable goodies inside! This year, the Surprise Box has been updated with many new rare costumes from past Monthly Boxes, too! $25 USD Donors will receive one (1) exclusive Winged Rabbit Robe Costume! Note: this is a lower headgear costume, and not a garment. Donors at this level will also receive one (1) Surprise Box as well! $50 USD Donors will receive one (1) charity event exclusive Pope Pet Egg! This magical pet and companion when loyal will grant an increase of effectiveness of your Heal, Sanctuary and Potion Pitcher skills by 5%, along with a 2% chance of gaining 5% of the damage inflicted on an enemy as HP with each attack. Donors at this level will also receive both the Surprise Box and Winged Rabbit Robe Costume as well. We hope that you'll join TalonRO in making a contribution toward this worthwhile cause and help bring the magic of the holidays to the incredible work of the Rainforest Alliance. Our goal this year is to raise $1,000 for charity - and we hope to be able to do that with your help! Thank you for your generosity and for being a wonderful part of the TalonRO community of players. Thanks, Happy Holidays, and Happy Gaming!
  4. The month of December is here, and our countdown to Christmas has arrived to usher in the spirit of the holiday season. We're thankful for every member of the TalonRO community, and this year we're pleased to present our Fifth-Annual Advent Calendar giveaway as a countdown to Christmas! If you're unfamiliar with this concept, Advent Calendars are special calendars which mark each day from now through Christmas Eve. Behind each day on the calendar is often something nice - a small gift in celebration of the big day coming on December 25th! This year, we're pleased to continue our holiday tradition to say thank you for being part of the TalonRO community and to celebrate you with countdown to Christmas - complete with presents! We're pleased to thank the entire TalonRO community with special small prizes, all the way through December 24th! Claiming your own Advent Calendar prize is simple - though you'll want to make sure that you can log in each day to TalonRO in order to claim all of your prizes! There's no way to collect prizes for days which you have missed - so the only way to get them is to check the calendar each day from December 1 through December 24 on Christmas Eve! Claim your Advent Calendar prize in four easy steps: Visit the TalonRO Advent Calendar and look for today's date! You'll only be able to open a present from the calendar on that current day, so we hope that you won't miss any of them. Don't forget: all days start and end on Midgard (server) time - so be sure to note what time it is on TalonRO! Find the day's present in the calendar and click on it. Each present will have a special holiday greeting card, as drawn by members of the TalonRO community! View the work of our Advent Calendar Art Contest winners are this year by visiting the calendar each day. Along with the card, you'll receive a special unique code! Take this code to our Advent Calendar NPC in Lutie and enter the code exactly as you see it after opening your Advent Calendar present in the calendar. Remember: each code is unique to your Master Account! You'll receive your daily Advent Calendar prize if you've entered your code in correctly with the Advent Giver NPC in Lutie, It could be something small and useful, or something much more rare and wonderful! All of these gifts are our way of saying thank you for being part of the TalonRO community! All Advent Calendar Gifts this year are account-bound and will only be available on the day they are offered - meaning that you can't log-in and collect prizes from later dates. To receive all 24 gifts, you'll need to visit the Advent Calendar and the NPC in Lutie each day from now through Christmas Eve. You'll also might be marveling at the wonderful artwork in the advent calendar - which was created by Talonian artists from past years! Incredible and amazing thanks go to all of the Talonian artists in the past who have contributed to the Advent Calendar to make it special and unique! We hope this fun and wonderful countdown will help ring in the holiday season on TalonRO with lots of cheer and bright wishes. Although there is much more to come in December, our Advent Calendar is just the kickoff we hope that you'll enjoy! Our best wishes to you all for a wonderful holiday and thank you as always for your support! Happy Gaming!
  5. Black Friday 2019 is here on TalonRO! Whether you're getting ahead for Christmas or looking for something snazzy to add to your fashionista collection, this is your chance to acquire as many exclusive costumes as possible! The Black Friday special event costumes and pets are not short this year, with plenty of surprises to discover on your expedition in finding the Magical Merchant NPC! See below for our event summary, including where to find the elusive merchant. Deals will start at Friday, midnight server time! There will be a a Magical Merchant NPC appearing across certain towns, including Alberta, Ayothaya, Einbroch, Izlude, Malangdo, Malaya, Pyramids and Lutie. He will only be in ONE town at a time between hourly intervals. Every hour, he will sell ONE account-bound costume, pet or something else that is no longer available through normal means. The item can be purchased with Zeny ONLY and is available for that hour in a limited amount. So be sure to have your itchy trigger fingers at the ready! When purchasing an account-bound costume or pet, it will be available on your entire forum account, using the Lutie vending machine to acquire them. This year's Black Friday event will be bigger, and better than ever before! The Black Friday event will last for 48 hours, that means 48 deals! With old favorites returning as well as some surprises along the way; so keep checking back to make sure you don't miss out on our costume extravaganza! Happy gaming! On top of that, Bonus Bundle will be 50% off until Sunday (1st December)! Finally, some special effect costumes might pop up on the Talon Shop now and then during the holiday~
  6. With Halloween ending, we didn't want to leave you all empty-handed until the Christmas festivities! Hereby we'd like to once again introduce the Thanksgiving Event 2019! The Jefferys Family has decided to take it upon themselves to host a Thanksgiving Event for all the adventurers who have kept the world safe from harm. Granny Grace can be found in Hugel twice and will warp 5 players into a special event map for a duration of 5 minutes. As said, you will find two Granny Grace's, so two groups of people can join at a time! Movement speed is locked for everyone, so don't even try to use special buffs for extra walking speed! In those 5 minutes, it is your job to hunt various monsters and get their drops. Found some drops? Great! Now what? You will find 3 children and grandchildren of Grace spread out on the map. Each of them can make a special Thanksgiving Dish which has some pretty neat bonuses when you consume it. However, plan ahead on which dish you are going to hunt for. Time is short and you may not always be lucky when it comes to drops. Each mob drops specific ingredients, so find out which you have to hunt! Not to mention, when you start the game, all ingredients from previous rounds will be erased! There are 3 types of dishes, which are not bound: Thanksgiving Turkey Restores 50% HP&SP, improves HP/SP Recovery by 200% for 15 minutes. Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie DEX + 10 for 20 minutes, HIT + 40 for 30 minutes. Thanksgiving Ale Increases all stats by 2 and increases your walking speed for 20 minutes. From time to time, the monsters will also drop Thanksgiving Crests. While they are no ingredients for the dishes, they can be used for something entirely different! In Hugel, you will find Abigale. She will be able to make a not-bound Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat if you exchange about 50 of these crests and some zeny. The hat itself is quite useful, but there's more! When you made a hat, talk to Abigale again. At a cost of 10 Crests, she will be able to boost your headgear for a duration of 24 hours. When boosted, you will automatically be buffed with a random useful skill every half a minute or so. If you're lucky, even more often! Once the 24 hours are over, just talk to her again to boost your headgear another time. And then there's the best costume of all, our special Turkey Hat Costume! Put this on to really get into the Thanksgiving spirit! The costume is account-bound, but can be obtained from the vending machine in Lutie once you have purchased it on one of your accounts. It also costs 50 Thanksgiving Crests! The event will last until December 2nd. We hope you all have fun!
  7. TalonRO is pleased to bring back the ninth annual social gala event of the year with the formal Yule Ball! All of the wonderful fun of the Yule Ball is back, such as our formal wear gala, live music as suggested by the community, an ice bar, dance floor, prizes, and much more - set in the grandeur of the exclusive TalonRO Ice Palace. This is one event not to be missed! It's an amazing opportunity to meet new people, party with old friends, or even take that special someone to the greatest party of the year! Yule Ball will make its return in January 2020, exact dates to be confirmed. While the Yule Ball won't be until January, it's already time to compile our playlist for the event! And for that, we need your input! Request your song now at our event topic and we might just play it during the Yule Ball! We can't wait to see all your ideas. See you all at the Yule Ball!
  8. Have you tried swapping Rendering Devices in your RagnarokSetup yet?
  9. You have to be 99/50 and all your skill points have to be spent. That's about it.
  10. Send us a Support Ticket please and include the name of the character that's getting this problem.
  11. It's time for the Halloween Event to end! We thank you all for playing and hope you enjoyed the event. This year's event was a large overhaul which also introduced some new minigames. We've learned a lot from these and are working on improving them even further for next year's event! Now for the competition winners! The competition this year was more fierce than ever before. Multiple houses have been in the #1 position throughout the event and some underdog victory stories almost happened (I'm looking at you Guile) as well! But, without further ado: Sorin House wins 1st place with 434,146 points Emure House wins 2nd place with 432,899 points An NPC will appear in Prontera soon to give out the rewards to all winning house members. To illustrate the progression of House Points, we have made a few graphs for you: Now for the individual competitions! The winners are as follows: Fastest Labyrinth party "broombroombaby" party. Cleared in 4 minutes and 20 seconds. Members: Pink Skies -Keele- Ayli Enchanted Mango The top-three Town-Wide minigame / Limited Capacity minigame winners: Harmony Rose Easterious Heroine C AtalonRO The top-three Racas Forest winners: SlayerTheArcher Viloetta casterxqw The top-three MVP Defense Treasure Chest breakers, Amazing Ragna Race winners and Shadow Tag winners: Shinshiru Unit MERURUN Red Butterfly Every one of you wins a non-bound Deviling Pet as well as an MVP Card of choice (only those available in the Talon Shop). Please PM @GM Seiren your choice as well as the character you wish to receive the items on. We have a couple of small updates that we merged for this maintenance as well. Our main projects right now are Battlegrounds and the 2018 Client. Both are in the final testing phase, so expect to see those launched in the not too distant future. For now, we have completed these updates: Merged the latest rAthena updates. Mostly small bugfixes and clean-ups. Also adds a Guide NPC to Malangdo. Event Item Machine in Lutie now has multiple page support for the menu, allowing you to view all your costumes if you passed the limit. Event Item Machine in Lutie now allows you to permanently delete items from the list. Bibilan has been renamed to Byalan in the Warp Girl and other NPCs. As with anything, if you notice any bugs, please report them as soon as possible! Thank you all for your patience and expect more awesome things to come soon!
  12. All houses have the same amounts of members
  13. Every time a house wins consecutively, their mob's HP goes up by 2 million. Basically, if a house wins five times in a row, their mob's HP will become 30 million vs 20 million on other houses. While yes, numbers do give an advantage, other houses should be able to catch up this way.
  14. Definitely a valid concern. They will be back better than ever before though.
  15. There's nothing wrong with criticism, as long as it's constructive. Some people just shout "this and this sucks". Ranting helps nobody. As for the player numbers, it's a multi-faceted matter really. The biggest reasons for the decline are those that affected pretty much every private server out there. We've noticed a pretty clear trend during the past two years. It started with the re-release of pRO which made a lot of Filipino players jump ship to that official server. That was the initial hit. This was accompanied by several DMCA requests as the official servers tried to fight private servers. During this period, our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google entries were removed. You will notice that this has affected pretty much every other private server as well. That was the second hit. Third hit came during the release of the new RO Mobile game, which had an enormous effect on the population of every server out there and is still affecting us to this day. Fourth is one of our own doing. Since summer last year, we started working on Project Iduna. This was a few months before the RO Mobile release. Due to the great amount of work Project Iduna required from our side, we had only limited time for content updates. All our resources went into Iduna, for good reason. Our old situation was no longer sustainable basically. Problem is that this came at the same time as the RO Mobile release. Lack of new content + an interesting mobile release = loss of population. That said, with Iduna out of the way, we have so much more time for content releases. It's a bit of a rough patch, but in the end we're much better off. Things can only go up from here on out
  16. GM Seiren

    Event Item Machine

    Changed Status to Implemented
  17. GM Seiren

    Event Item Machine

    The machine is intended to be able to get the costumes no matter when you want to. I would not mind adding in an option to manually delete some from the list though. Will get that done for next reboot.
  18. Delete your entire AI folder and get the default one from our homepage. See if that helps.
  19. This was caused by someone's Civil Servant pet. For some reason, the latest installers did not have this pet included correctly. Should be fixed now.
  20. Changed Status to Declined
  21. There's a setting to lock the Fav tab from selling. We cannot make them non-NPCable as that would restrict them from being used in the Rental Master, funny as it sounds.
  22. November is here, so it's once again time for our Monthly Maintenance! As we've been doing quite a few reboots lately, it's only a small reboot this time. With Halloween being out of the way, we can start spending more time on new content! Expect Battlegrounds to be released soon, as well as a brand new client, which will surely improve your QoL! For now, enjoy our updates~ Our new TamTam's Odyssey region is: Glast Heim. Exceptions: GH Prison, GH Churchyard and the Stings map. Due to instability issues, the @sginfo command has been disabled for the time being. Rebirth Spirit has been reverted to legacy behavior where stats are now fixed at 50 until over base level 69 or the base stat exceeds 50. GMC Box rotation: Dragon Turtle Hat Costume (20258) Lady's Feather Hat Costume (20268) Wave Box rotation: Majestic Helmet Costume (20260) Shelter Wing Ears Costume (20261) Changelog: General Halloween 2019 Secret Red Orb exchange expanded with even more possible rewards. Racas Forest Zarevok now correctly mentions that Borg The Destroyer rewards 1,000 House Points on kill, not 5,000. Guitrawr Solo now has a 0.5 second cast time when casting Dispell, making it possible to interrupt and predict. Shadow Tag There is now a doctor NPC in the locker room in the Melodia Manor above where Sir Barrett is located. The Amazing Ragna Race Boosters and random Ankle Snares should no longer spawn in the starting holding area. More random Ankle Snares now spawn on the track. Lightning Bolt Item Chest power Now properly dispels any existing speed boosts before lowering overall speed. 1st place racer now gets a slightly higher speed reduction by it. Horong Boosters Now individual cooldown based instead of global cooldown. This should fix extremely easy advantages with the booster. 1st place now gets less of a speed boost from the booster. Morroc Kid Servant Costume (21022) Halloween Cat Long Hair Costume (21280) Halloween Cat Short Hair Costume (21281) Loli Ruri Moon Costume - Garment Slot (21282) Disguise Mantle Costume (21279) Sleeping Sheep Costume (21211) Savage Babe on Shoulder Costume (21285) Der Meisterpinsel Costume (21151) Scorpio Crown Costume (21298) Wanderer's Sakkat Costume (21310) Deviruchi Headphones Costume (20681) Boys Cap Costume (20499)
  23. Thank you everyone for your -amazing- entries. We'll be closing the event now. Expect the results very soon!
  24. TalonRO proudly welcomes you once again to Melodia, home of the Melodia Academy! Founded by two prodigal wizards of their era centuries ago, Melodia town has flourished through the ages. The doors to Melodia and its academy was opened last year as part of the Halloween festival, with numerous new students flocking in and becoming a student of the Melodia Academy. Housed within one of the four houses of Melodia Academy, students competed against each other in a friendly competition. Upon returning to Melodia this year, students will discover that the musical town has been in discord and dissonance all year long. Against all odds, Melodia residents have worked hard to host yet another Halloween festival for everyone while keeping in check about the dangers that lurk around and within the town. Melodia Academy invites you to return to the musical town of Melodia and be part of this year's festivities; enjoy what Melodia has to offer you for Halloween as well as find out what has been plaguing the town for the past 12 months - all in this year's episode of Halloween: Return to Melodia! For more information on the event, please check out our Event Topic! Along with our Halloween Event, we have added some regular updates and fixes. With Halloween out of the way, expect a lot more bigger updates in the weeks to come! Regular updates Removed the Pet Autofeed message, as this feature is not enabled. Party Invitation and Equipment Sharing state messages now only show upon login, rather than on every map change. Fixed Lord of Death quest for Eden Bounty Board giving the wrong questlog entry. Fixed Jewelcrafting skill resetting when doing a skill reset. If you have a problem of this skill missing, please send a support ticket. Fixed some impossible mobs appearing in Taekwon Mission. Fixed Wakwak Card art not working. Removed Instance Girl from Bingo room. Fixed a display problem in Elemental Bullet creation NPC. Fixed a questlog problem in Amatsu Dungeon quest. Fixed HP drain of Refined Solar Sword not working. Unique Costume We'd like to introduce something brand new to TalonRO: Special Effect Costumes! This month, we'd like to introduce the Whisper's Blessing Costume. This is a special effect costume that's equipped as a Garment Costume, so you can add it with any of your normal styles without replacing anything! You can disable the effect by using /effect. This costume is available in the Talon Shop for 7500 Talon Cash. It's available in Limited Amount and for one week only, so grab 'em while you can! Valkyrie Prima & the Jitterbug Dolls make their impact on November with an earth shattering concert to mark the Valkyries arrival to Rune Midgard. The instance will be set for launch on the 3rd and is the fourth episodic release of Valkyrie: Battle of the Nine. For more info on how to join, you can visit this link to schedule a slot for you and your party! We hope you all enjoy the updates and the event. Stay tuned for more! Our Monthly Maintenance will be up in a couple of days!
  25. TalonRO proudly welcomes you once again to Melodia, home of the Melodia Academy! Founded by two prodigal wizards of their era centuries ago, Melodia town has flourished through the ages. The doors to Melodia and its academy was opened last year as part of the Halloween festival, with numerous new students flocking in and becoming a student of the Melodia Academy. Housed within one of the four houses of Melodia Academy, students competed against each other in a friendly competition. Upon returning to Melodia this year, students will discover that the musical town has been in discord and dissonance all year long. Against all odds, Melodia residents have worked hard to host yet another Halloween festival for everyone while keeping in check about the dangers that lurk around and within the town. Melodia Academy invites you to return to the musical town of Melodia and be part of this year's festivities; enjoy what Melodia has to offer you for Halloween as well as find out what has been plaguing the town for the past 12 months - all in this year's episode of Halloween: Return to Melodia! A visit to Melodia brings you a unique opportunity to play together with your friends, engage in competitive mini games, embark on a spooky quest, and as always - win fantastic prizes! The town of Melodia has undergone some renovation throughout the year, especially the academy building and its nearby forest. To begin, simply find and talk to the Ferryman NPC in Prontera and he will ferry you to Melodia Academy. That is where your adventure truly begins! The Halloween festival at Melodia has been and will always be a competition among the houses of Melodia Academy. As such, participating in the competition requires you to be assigned into one of the four noble houses. House Windsor led by Remy House Guile led by Faa House Sorin led by Sola House Emure led by Sydo Begin the enrollment process by speaking to Monny (The Grand Monemus) in Melodia Academy. You can find Monny in the left wing of the academy building, which is where you are first teleported by the Ferryman. While your preferences will be weighed in, Monny is ultimately responsible for sorting you into a house, and will pick for you based on what it believes your capabilities can offer. Note that your house assignment will apply to all characters within your master account. We highly recommend consolidating your individual participation to one character - so you can maximize your earned points and prizes more effectively! Once you have been assigned into a house, you can embark on this year's Halloween quest by speaking with your house leader. Work together with your friends from other houses and discover what dark forces have been lurking around unseen. The Ferryman will then offer to send you to the town of Melodia, the academy or the Melodia manor at your request! Complimenting the Ferryman's services will be a House Sorin student, Eileen -- give her some Lucky Candy and she will be more than happy to send you to various locations as well! This Halloween, you will receive an achievement and a title upon joining a house! To equip the title once you earn the achievement for joining your house, do the following: If your status menu (aka icons) is not already open, do so by clicking the tiny down arrow right under the Status UI. Go to the bottom left and select the Achievement Challenges Trophy Icon. While in the Achievements UI, select the Adventure tab. Navigate to the Achievement you just earned, go to the bottom right, and click the Collect button. If not already opened, access your Equipment Window by pressing [ALT + Q], and make your way to the right most tab at the top, "Title". You'll see the name of the house you just got sorted to here (Windsor, Guile, Sorin, Emure). Equip it by double clicking it, and that's that! Festivals are about having fun and letting excitement run wild. Melodia brings back some of the mini games from last year with an addition of some new ones as well. Visit the Melodia Manor at the east side of the town and discover multiple rooms of mini games available. Melodia Academy has partnered with the lord of the manor to host competitive games here. Take note though, the butler will always be watching you. Blackjack & Guess the Number The Melodia Haunted Casino is open for business! Play special party-based rounds of Blackjack rotating alongside a haunted Guess the Number mini game. Strike it rich for your opportunity to win tickets! This micro event will be available during the festival, and recommended for when you're waiting in between hourly rounds of other events! MVP Defense Guard your MVP and find treasure chests when in defensive mode, or go on the hunt to fight the opposing team's MVP in offensive mode. The longer your MVP stays alive, the more points your house will earn. Team functions switch when an MVP is killed, meaning that the old defensive team will become the new offense in the next round, and so on! [Update] Both teams will be given unique team costumes that matches the color of the team's MVP. [Update] The teams are now randomized. Halloween Challenge Even the students of Melodia Academy recall this classic Halloween game involving candy - a favorite! Fight through traps and snares and pitfalls as you work your way to collect Candy Bags. Find as many as you can for a higher reward! The Labyrinth Once open, the Labyrinth is the home of some truly foul magic and energy, and it will be up to you and your friends to follow Kirkena's suggestions as you navigate through the challenge. The goal of the Labyrinth is to guide your party of four through the maze as fast as possible successfully! [New] Amazing Ragna-Race Participate with a group of players in a race up the spiraling hill. There will be Horong Booster to increase your speed when ran into temporarily, but watch out for those random Ankle Snares as well! You will find Item Boxes along the race track - these will greatly aid you by giving a boost or slowing everybody else down. If you're lucky, you might even swap position with another racer ahead of you or slow everybody else down! The fastest three racers to cross the finishing line on the bridge at the hilltop will be crowned as winners. Winning 1st place will earn points for your house! This is definitely not a casual stroll up a hill. [New] Shadow Tag In this team based game, all 4 houses in a free for all setting be assigned to kill a Doom Trooper named after their house. However, not every Doom Trooper is fond of being attacked. They can retaliate by disrupting your attacks. First person to take down his/her team's Doom Trooper will win some house points and all members of the winning house participating in the game can walk away with some Halloween tickets and bragging rights. If on rotation still and a Doom Troop is defeated. There is a short cooldown before they spawn again and another round begins. If the time runs out before any Doom Trooper has been taken down, the team with the lowest Doom Trooper health will be declared the winning team. [Returning] Whack-A-Ghostring A squadron of Ghostrings will appear in this mini game for you to whack. Whacking the correct Ghostring will earn you some points but be cautious though, whacking the wrong one will cost you points. Keep an eye out on the emoticons used by the Ghostrings! Whack your way to victory by becoming the person who belts the most Ghostring correctly in 5 minutes. Outside the manor, you can find town games being hosted by Melodia residents as well. Poring Seek Mischievous Porionettes roam around the town when this mini game begins - can you be the one to kill the most within five minutes? You'll race against the clock and one another to see who will win the round, plus the house with the most wins will win additional team-wide points! Simon Says Copy the movements exactly as ordered - or else, you're out! Be sure to follow the instructions carefully in this minigame which is harder than it looks. If you win, points and tickets await - plus the house with the most wins will win additional team-wide points! Simon Sequence You've obeyed Simon, but can you find all the Simons in this meta-Simon experience?! If so, follow the sequence closely and run around the Festival for a chance to earn points for you and your house. At the west side of Melodia, Zarevok guards the entrance to the Racas Forest. Speak to him to gain access and venture into the woods surrounding the town of Melodia. Hunting Grounds [Update] Hunting Grounds are now open all the time. Tickets only drop during Happy Hour. Read below for details. [Update] Embark on an exploration into The Racas Forest by choosing one of the three difficulties available. Choose a difficulty that best suits what you can handle! There is no longer a Vanilla and Unrestricted split. Easy : Relatively approachable for just about anybody. This difficulty does not have an MvP monster roaming inside it! However, it has the lowest ticket rate and experience rates. Intermediate : A step up from Easy, meant for the middle of the road adventurer. An MvP will spawn here! The ticket rate, experience, and drops here are very suitable for the intended skill level. Nightmare : Meant for the most hardcore of adventurers. The experience, drops, and ticket rates are all excellent here and are definitely worth the time and effort. However, the monsters are very difficult and the MvP here is especially difficult. If you can, try to bring a party here, preferably with fellow house members! [Update] There is a new system for Halloween Tickets here this year. You can now expect a Happy Hour Mechanic which is enabled while Black Jack and Guess The Number are down. During this happy hour, monsters have an X% chance (based on chosen difficulty) to drop tickets when killed. Depending on the chosen difficulty you can drop a set amount of tickets per happy hour session: Easy : 20 Tickets Intermediate : 25 Tickets Nightmare : 30 Tickets While the Happy Hour is enabled, monster kills will grant you points. These points will be tallied at the end of the Happy Hour. The House with the most earned points will win that Happy Hour and earn points toward the final score for their house this year! The way points are distributed are as follows. The amount varies depending on difficulty.: Every 3 normal monster kills. Killing an MvP rewards a massive amount of points. All three difficulties are purely PvM orientated. Upon completion of the Halloween quest, you will unlock a one-of-a-kind MVP Instance. MVP Instance This year, an all-new instance dungeon awaits you as the hardest part of this year's festival. Embark on a journey to learn more about the dark forces lurking around Melodia as part of this season's Halloween quest! In addition, if you find the Mysterious Coffin, you may venture into an optional side quest! Competitions are the essence of the Halloween festival! The competitive activities offered by Melodia pits all four houses against each other through a huge variety of mini games, designed to test your skills, proficiency and perhaps luck as well. Be certain to try out all of them to experience everything Melodia has to offer you, and also earn points for your house and tickets for yourself. House Points will determine which of the four houses will emerge as victorious this year. House points can be earned by anyone for their team through participating in the Halloween mini games. The Melodia Academy registrar will be keeping a record of the scores hidden until the end of the Halloween festival, when the winning house and runner-up house will be announced! A special prize will also go to all adventurers who are affiliated with the winning houses this year! Special Honorary Degrees will be awarded to the thirteen (13) most intrepid adventurers who have helped to settle this year's tie. Individual prizes will be handed out to winners of various mini games who have demonstrated that their skills are on par with the best-in-class students of each house! Those individuals with the most points at the end of the entire Halloween festival will be announced and receive a special, exclusive prize! Note that top-performance is character driven - so to compete in this area, we recommend participating in the Haunted Festival using a single character of your choice, as points are not tallied across all characters in your master account. Overall, thirteen (13) players will win for top performance in each of the following categories: The top-three (3) Town-Wide minigame / Limited Capacity minigame winners by accumulated points. Performance will be based on the number of points accumulated on your character for: Halloween Challenge, Whack-A-Ghostring, Poring Seek, Simon Says, and Simon Sequence. Points accumulated through Blackjack will NOT count toward this individual performance total. The top-three (3) Hunting minigame killers by accumulated points: Performance is based on the number of monsters killed. This score is cumulative across all three difficulties, so you are highly recommended to play in all modes to earn the maximum amount of points in this category! The top-three (3) MVP Defense Treasure Chest breakers, Amazing Ragna Race winners and Shadow Tag winners. Performance in MVP Defense is based on the number of Treasure Chests opened while you are playing on defense (remember that opening Treasure Chests while on offense will cause you to *lose* points!). Keeping the MVP alive while on defense will contribute points toward your house score, while opening Treasure Chests will contribute points toward your individual performance scores in the Degree awards. In the Amazing Ragna Race, the Top 3 will gain points towards this competition. Of course, the better you do, the higher your score! For Shadow Tag, every time you kill your MVP, you will gain points for the competition! The single fastest party of four (4) in the Labyrinth when this mini game is made available. Be on the lookout for the Labyrinth mini game during the Haunted Festival. You'll be able to form parties of four (4) players for this mini game. The party of four (4) with the fastest completion time in the Labyrinth will win a Degree Award this year as well! In recognition of outstanding efforts, each of this year's thirteen Degree recipients will receive two special prizes: Deviling Pet (not account-bound!) - considerably rare, this pet is sure to let everyone know that you're a powerful student of Melodia! Your choice of MVP Card! Cards eligible for this prize are those currently available from the Talon Shop. Maya Purple is furthermore excluded from this list. Halloween Tickets can be accumulated and traded in for a wide array of wonderful prizes this year! This is surely one thing that you'll want to collect! Earn these tickets throughout multiple activities in the Melodia, and trade them with the Halloween Prize NPC, located just above the docks in Melodia, for a variety of wonderful and magical prizes. What magical prizes await you this year? Surely, there is only one way to find out! Trade in your Halloween Tickets at the Halloween Prize NPC in the for any of the following amazing prizes: Trade a single (1) Halloween Ticket for a Dead Branch. Trade six (6) Halloween Tickets for a Trick or Treat Box! [Note] Trick or Treat Boxes are account-bound, as they were last year, however its contents can mostly be traded. Poriwing Pet will be available in the Trick or Treat Boxes this year! Various other new items were added as well, such as new cards! Trade fifty (50) Halloween Tickets for a chance at winning one of six exclusive costumes in a raffle style! On top of that you can choose to go for last year's costumes, too! [Note] These costumes are account-bound. Trade a hundred (100) Halloween Tickets in for a Bloody Branch! Halloween Tickets are character-bound, so you are strongly encouraged to earn those tickets using a single character. Looking for some food and drinks? Perhaps you're in the mood for something seasonal? While exploring the brand new, never before seen lands of Melodia Town, perhaps you should make your way to the Melodia Bar or Melodia Academy's Cafeteria and perhaps you can treat yourself to a Halloweenie Special or Melodia Matchan! Octelli and Carlisle give it two thumbs up! Simply have some Lucky Candy on hand and they'll be more than willing to share their pride and joy when it comes to the culinary world! Completing the Halloween quest this year will reward you with a Bicolor Cat Witch Hat Costume (account-bound). Upon completion of the Halloween quest, the MVP Instance will be unlocked. We recommend partying up with other players in order to defeat the MVP. The instance will feature the Halloween festival's most unique rewards - so it is not to be missed, even though it will be challenging! Completing the side quest for the Mysterious Coffin, you will be rewarded with a Scatleton Pet Egg (account-bound) - a pet that is truly found in coffins! You will now also find a vendor NPC in Melodia that sells accessories for the Scatleton as well as anyone who has a Skelion from previous years! The Talon Shop has a new Halloween costume during this year's event. It's available for 7500 Talon Cash and in limited amounts only! This is our first Special Effect costume that will surely impress people around you! There are also a lot of secrets scattered throughout Melodia. If you think you have discovered them all, you may find yourself be rewarded with a Pitch Dark Evil Druid Hat [1]. How do you get it? Well, it's a secret only found by those who are inquisitive. The musical town of Melodia is packed with many exciting features and challenging mini games. We can't wait to see you plunging into the festival, but we also want to give you a quick highlight of the important rules, guidelines and dates that are in place - so you can make the most out of your Halloween adventure. Be sure to review the list below so that you're well prepared to Return to Melodia! The use of multiple Master Accounts during this event, or possession of such multiple accounts at anytime on TalonRO, is forbidden and is a ban-worthy offense per TalonRO's server rules. A status bulletin board is available in both Melodia and Melodia Academy to remind you of your house affiliation, as well as a readout of what the current hourly minigame will be (or the next one, if one is currently not in progress). The colors of the game type correspond to color-themed map markers, available on your minimap. The board also features some fun news and weather across Melodia (just pack accordingly if you see any dangerous activity!) This year's episode of Halloween: Return to Melodia will end on Monday, November 18th, and within a few days after that, the winning house will be announced, along with this year's house prizes and Degree Award recipients! We hope that you enjoy what Melodia has to offer this year and we hope that you'll emerge as one of this year's Degree Award winners! We also hope that this will be a memorable and fun autumn season for you as we look forward to the months ahead of us. As always, thank you for supporting TalonRO and happy gaming! Musica est vita!
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