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  1. Grand Finals: Final Stage MVPs:
  2. 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!
  3. 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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    1. Gom 곰

      Gom 곰

      Please don’t  /sob

    2. GM Lance

      GM Lance

      @Gom 곰 That's not to say we'll never run a 24 led instance. We'd definitely consider hosting them in future if there's enough interest for it. /ok

    3. Sinshine

      Sinshine

      That's sad to hear. Those 24 player parties offered much more freedom of bringing unusual classes or just experimenting with strange one-ofs that 12 player parties simply don't have the room for.

      36 players was a nightmare, 24 players seemed great to me.

      I hope there will be more slots for instances to not leave half the players that would have joined with 24 player setups behind

  4. The bracket is now live! Team leaders, please liaise with one another on a time/date to schedule your place in the first round play-offs. Best of luck to all participants! @kutsuru @yoyoi @snowrinz@[X]in@~KillMAN~@Jordex@TheStranger@pookish
  5. Warfare will relaunch on Sunday - 4pm server time. Participants will need to post (again) on a first come first serve basis. The new tournament bracket will host 8 teams moving forward!
  6. Quick update from our end. If we fail to secure two more teams by Thursday, we'lll be cancelling the event and relaunch with 8 teams instead.
  7. 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 of 12 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 8-12 players to be eligible for entry 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 September 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) 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 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 with either myself or GM Alura on Discord to discuss scheduling and compensation The competition will start (6th September onwards), winners of the finals to be announced same day 1st Place Reward: 4x Talon Coins 1x Ancient Branch 1x Monthly Costume Box 100x Valkyrie Coins 2nd Place Reward: 2x Talon Coins 1x Bloody Branch 1x GM Box 50x Valkyrie Coins Participation Reward: 1x Talon Coin | 1x Bloody Branch | 100x Deadly Branches | 10x Valkyrie Coins Future Prizes: Prizes are subject to change for future renditions of 'Warfare', including bespoke costumes and beta access to exclusive PvM content
  8. Sunday - September 5th at 1600 Server Time 10:00am Eastern US time zone || 10:00pm Philippines time zone The return of the summer party of the year is here! TalonRO is gearing up for the return of The Starlight Soiree! This celebration of summer is a real tribute to all things fun in Midgard: an island party at night with tons of prizes, music, and plenty of fun memories. The Starlight Soiree has all the elements of our big social parties - such as live music, games, prizes, and one-of-a-kind costumes - but also fun twists such as our Ocean Tiki Bar, Volcanic Hot Springs, and much more. As always, our social events aren't just anywhere; we're back at the TalonRO exclusive nighttime island paradise: Lumen Isle! Like our Yule Ball event, the Starlight Soiree is a beach party unlike any other - and we're breaking out all the stops to make for an unforgettable night of fun! We can't wait to see you at this year's Starlight Soiree event! Get ready for an unforgettable night of partying, music, prizes, and much more! Click here to learn more about how to request your own songs and stream our TalonRO Radio music live during the event. We'll see you there!
  9. Sunday - September 5th at 1600 Server Time 10:00am Eastern US time zone || 10:00pm Philippines time zone The return of the summer party of the year is here! TalonRO is gearing up for the return of The Starlight Soiree! This celebration of summer is a real tribute to all things fun in Midgard: an island party at night with tons of prizes, music, and plenty of fun memories. The Starlight Soiree has all the elements of our big social parties - such as live music, games, prizes, and one-of-a-kind costumes - but also fun twists such as our Ocean Tiki Bar, Volcanic Hot Springs, and much more. As always, our social events aren't just anywhere; we're back at the TalonRO exclusive nighttime island paradise: Lumen Isle! Like our Yule Ball event, the Starlight Soiree is a beach party unlike any other - and we're breaking out all the stops to make for an unforgettable night of fun! Each guest on arrival to Lumen Isle will receive their very own Summer Suit Costume Your beach attire will disappear at the end of the Starlight Soiree, but you'll be ready for fun on Lumen Isle's shores! Get on the dance floor, party on the shores, get a drink at the Tiki bar, or take a dip in the mountain hot springs - the night is yours! Our Starlight Soiree Hostesses will be on hand when you arrive by ship into Lumen Isle. They'll help you get on the guest list and get you ready for the shindigs ahead They'll also record your name for the evening for a chance to win amazing prizes and participate in the Soiree's minigames! We also have our awesome Photo Selfie Booth this year, where you can take screenshot selfies with some of TalonRO's most beloved monsters and NPCs We'll be Live DJ'ing songs selected by you with our live streaming playlist! You'll be able to request the songs you want to hear ahead of time - and we'll be broadcasting those on our very own TalonRO Radio as well At the very end of the night, we'll be crowning our Starlight King and Starlight Queen using the Hostesses guest list! Our drawing will be at random - but you could win a deluxe Starlight Costume Headgear, which is exclusive to the Starlight Soiree. These exclusive costumes can only be obtained once a year - and they're ultra rare! Will you be one of the lucky players who will take home these incredible costumes? There's only one way to win - and that's to attend the Starlight Soiree! We can't wait to see you at this year's Starlight Soiree event! Get ready for an unforgettable night of partying, music, prizes, and much more! Read on below to learn more about how to request your own songs and stream our TalonRO Radio music live during the event. We'll see you there! This year's Starlight Soiree will take place on Sunday, September 5th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Midgard (server) time! A warp portal will appear in Payon at 4:00pm on Saturday to enter the Lumen Isle. Please feel welcome to gather in Payon beforehand and await the opening of the summer party! This new time supercedes our previous save the date for the Starlight Soiree. We apologize for the inconvenience as we had to move the time due to circumstances beyond our control. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you on September 5th! https://share.talonro.com/radio/ The TalonRO Starlight Soiree streams music through our dedicated TalonRO Radio. You'll need to access TalonRO Radio separately on the night of the Starlight Soiree to listen into our live streaming playlist. Accessing TalonRO Radio is easy! See below for various ways you can access the playlist: No matter what your music player is, enter in the following address to begin streaming TalonRO Radio: Begin the Streaming! Listen in to all of the great selections from the TalonRO Community for this awesome Starlight Soiree party. https://share.talonro.com/radio/ Streaming Radio Player -OR- https://talonro.com/radio.mp3 Direct for use with VLC / Media Player / Browser Request Your Song! Simply leave the name of the song that you'd like in a post in this thread - it's that easy! If possible, please also drop a link for the song (such as a YouTube video link) so we can check it out easily! We have two hours of songs to play, so feel free to request a song! We'll try and get it into the lineup.
  10. Due to our mid-month patch being pushed back for July, Distortion Tower will be paused until further notice. If you wish to reserve your slot for Mystic Tower instead, leave a response on this thread by the 22nd June. For all challenges/rewards related to Mystic Tower, please revert to this link Apologies for any inconvenience caused!
  11. Distortion Tower is an increasingly difficult gauntlet challenge themed around Valkyrie: Battle of the Nine (episodes 7-9). Participating parties fight their way through the world of distortion, with a special boss encounter after clearing each stage. Upon clearing the instance, players will also be rewarded with Valkyrie Coins and special Valkyrie Tokens which can be used in the Valkyrie's Bazaar, where players can exchange them for special costumes, items, armaments and prizes! Valkyrie: DT will be available to all players, with a weekly cooldown. A new set of dates will be posted each week so be sure to keep an eye on the thread to ensure you secure a timeslot. For more information on BotN, you can visit the website by clicking here. This instance will be similar to Endless Tower / Wave Challenge, but with Valkyrie themed mobs and MVPs An assigned party leader must confirm their participation on this thread Minimum party setup is (12) with a max of up to (24). Rewards are based per individual upon completing stage 10 and above Players will have 60 minutes to clear the gauntlet challenge Upon clearing Distortion Tower, players will acquire an Elysian Key giving you access to a post-game dungeon (Elysian Garden) The instance will commence and end on specified dates. A new set of dates will follow on a weekly basis Individuals will only be able to join DT once a week (6-7 day cooldown). The cooldown applies to your forum account Dual clienting is strictly forbidden If we suspect a player abusing cooldowns, we will remove you from all future Valkyrie instances indefinitely A maximum of two resurrections will be granted in case of a party wipe Instance Rewards 20x Valkyrie Coins + 2x Talon Coins + Elysian Key + Valkyrie Tokens Challenge Rewards Stalwart (bring a maximum of two snipers to your party) 10x Valkyrie Coins Stormbreaker (defeat all of Kara's rudiments before the timer runs out) 10x Valkyrie Coins Legerity (reach the bottom of the mausoleum in under 15 minutes) 10x Valkyrie Coins Incursion (kill Dark Thanatos before stepping inside Olrun's distortion) 10x Valkyrie Coins Mettle (get MVP on all three Valkyrie using a melee class*) *Only applies to the final stage (Classes applicable: Champ/LK/SinX/Stalker/WS) 10x Valkyrie Coins + 1x Talon Coin + 1x Old Victory Box Aurora Gospel (finish the instance in under 55 minutes) 10x Valkyrie Coins + 1x Talon Coin + 1x Ancient Branch *LIMITED SLOTS* TBC
  12. Quick announcement, after the 11th party leaders will only be allowed to claim one slot a week (choosing either WoV or B:AT). This is to ensure other groups are given an opportunity to schedule a run.
  13. War of Valkyrja changes (28/03) - Castle change for Olrun's path - Lowered mob density during Olrun's counter attack segment - Increased timer on Olrun's 'Sealed Fate' final attack - Slightly reduced melee class damage boosts on the final maps for all three paths - Several mob adjustments for Sigrun's path - Removal of Kara's custom AoE attack (triggered via high damage skills) - Additional reward compensation for failed runs
  14. From June onwards, players will be able to take part in a variety of BotN instances. starting with this month's Baby: Tower of Mischief. Unlike regular ToM, the instance will differ to cater to baby classes! Participating group organizers can also book a slot for Mystic Tower, which will continue to run throughout the month and beyond. Please note that only baby classes are eligible for Baby: Tower of Mischief, and will eventually phase out mid-June to accommodate for several new baby class focused instances, including Divide of Divinities, Ancient Tower, Mystic Tower, War of Valkyrja & Oblivion. Baby: Tower of Mischief is a spin-off instance streamlined for baby classes, and an extension to Valkyrie: Battle of the Nine's lore. Participating parties make their way through 20 progressively difficult stages, with Loki as your main antagonist. Upon clearing the instance, players will be rewarded with Valkyrie Coins which can be used in the Valkyrie's Bazaar, players can then exchange these for special costumes, items, armaments and consumables! Mystic Tower is an increasingly difficult gauntlet challenge themed around Valkyrie: Battle of the Nine (episodes 4-6). Participating parties fight their way through 30 stages, with a special boss encounter every 5th stage. These battles function similar to ET, with players being required to defeat mobs on each floor before the door to the next can open. Find out more Players will have 60 minutes to complete either instance as part of a new story arc and unique PvM experience A minimum of 12-24 players will be required to participate (difficulty will scale accordingly) A maximum of two resurrections will be granted in case of a party wipe Individuals will be able to join both B:ToM/MT once a week (with a separate 7 day cooldown). This applies to your forum account The instances will commence (August) and end on a specified date. A new set of dates will follow on a bi-weekly basis Dual clienting is forbidden (bypassing this will result in a ban from all future BotN content) Assigned party leaders must confirm their participation on this thread, along with the instance of their choice Baby: Tower of Mischief Clearance Rewards: 30x Valkyrie Coins | 1x Talon Coin General Challenges Mystic Tower Clearance Rewards: 20x Valkyrie Coins | 1x Talon Coin | 1x Elysian Key General Challenges **TBC**
  15. In addition to War of Valkyrja, we will be hosting numerous baby instances throughout the upcoming months! 

    See below for more details on what to expect. /lv

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  16. War of Valkyrja changes (07/03): War of Valkyrja will now be a 60 minute instance (as opposed to 80 minutes) Valkyrie Prima rematch segment removed to accommodate for the length of time (Prima's showdown will be repackaged for a future instance) Inclusion of new mobs during the WoE infiltration segment Amendments to existing challenges Various melee skills will be amplified throughout Kara's Rudimental stage, as well as all three Valkyrie finale maps Buffed 'Matriarch' & 'Patriarch' MVPs (Sigrun's Distortion) Kara's Rudimental stage will now be on one corridor (rather than four) with a time limit of 7:37 Body relocate disabled inside Prontera Castle Each rudiment will correspond to Kara's final fight, the more you kill, the easier her fight becomes (see below) Rudiment (Hurricane) - Removal of 'Wide Expulsion' skill Rudiment (Cyclone) - Removal of 'Air Strut Storm' skill Rudiment (Squall) - Removal of Tempest Valkyrja mobs Rudiment (Cloudburst) - Last Storm will only be cast once
  17. It's an 80 minute instance, are you able to do 1:30pm instead?
  18. War of Valkyrja wallpaper now available for download! /lv
    Art credit: @Avari

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  19. February is here! As we roll into the new month, we're thrilled to announce some new updates and releases, including the highly anticipated SQI Revamp In addition to this month's TamTam's Odyssey; Hugel fields and Abyss lake. A new Costume Box is also upon us, with some general GMC/Wave box rotations added in for this month! See below for more details. Limited Item Sale To celebrate the release of the SQI Revamp and access to the Dimensional Gap, we have released a temporary Special Effect costume for a duration of one week. The [Visual] Rotating Gears Costume goes to the Garment Slot and can be purchased from the Talon Shop. A brand new TamTam's Odyssey region: Hugel Fields Abyss Lake GMC Box rotations: Durumagi Costume [21289] Chung E Shinyon Cap Costume [20887] Wave Box rotations: Teddy Bear Bag Costume [21286] Straight Long Black Costume [20998] A brand new Monthly Costume Box, available in the Talon Shop: Imperial Glory Costume [21655] Scepter Costume [21673] Walking Poulet Costume [21663] Wonder Egg Basket Costume [21656] Navi Costume [21669] Scarf Of Hero Costume [21236] Sunglasses Bear Cap Costume [21373] Ten-gallon Flame Hat Costume [20460] Traveler Hat Costume [20513] Aquarius Diadem Costume [21179] Power Of Thor Costume [20956] Beanie Costume [20505] War of Valkyrja beta runs will be scheduled later this month (TBC) Valkyrie Coin illustration / coin sprite updated Layla's Emporium will be available in the bazaar until the end of February
  20. Coming soon!

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  21. 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 from the community, an ice bar and 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 party of the year! The ninth annual Yule Ball will take place on Sunday, January 31st from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Midgard (server) time! Like any big gala event, we're prepared to show you a more luxurious side of social events on TalonRO - while breaking out all the stops for a fun and unforgettable memory-making experience! You're invited to take place in this special event - with live music, prizes, formal wear, events, and so much more! Read on below for the details of what this special social event has to offer - no RSVP is needed! Come with a group, your guild, or use it as a wonderful opportunity to meet other Talonians, make new friends, and forge unforgettable memories. This year's Yule Ball will take place on Sunday, January 31st from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Midgard (server) time. As with all Yule Ball social gala events, this year's event will take place in the whimsical Ice Palace. This special palace and area is only open one time a year for this remarkable event! You won't want to miss it! A warp will be available in Payon to take you to the Ice Palace. This warp will be open during the Yule Ball hours on Sunday, Jan. 31st. With formal wear especially crafted for each guest, plus Yule Concierge available to customize your look, formal wear dyes, and much more - you'll start the night off right looking your very best in a special Tuxedo or Evening Gown! Prizes and minigames will be rolling all throughout the evening as well, with a friendly team of Game Masters on hand to party the evening away together while hosting some fantastically fun games! Get to know your fellow Talonians at the Yule Ball this year as well - whether its out on the dance floor busting a move to our live DJ with music chosen by players, social corners with benches, fountains, and more, or up at the Ice Bar enjoying one of this year's custom cocktails! Finally, the end of the night will be complete with the crowning of this year's Yule King and Yule Queen - marking the end of the winter season and ready to welcome spring! Each guest upon arrival will receive their own limited edition Winter Formal Wear - especially made for the Yule Ball. This costume item will disappear at the end of the Yule Ball, but it will allow each guest to wear their holiday best for the evening's gala. Once inside, guests may visit with our team of Yule Stylists - now in a special room off of the Ice Palace - to get ready and dress their best with custom looks and formal wear dyes - to complete your winter ball look. We'll have a special concierge member back in Payon who can help take back your tuxedo or dress and get you back into your regular outfit. Our Yule Ball Concierge will be on hand to take care of our guests and their needs - including allowing you admission into the exclusive Yule Ball grand ballroom itself. Our concierge will also be recording the guest list for the evening - which is important because we'll be giving *random prizes* to guests throughout the night! That's right - just show up and you could win something fun just for coming to the Yule Ball! Once inside, we have a party unlike anything that you've experienced. We'll be DJ'ing this event with a LIVE STREAMING PLAYLIST! Even better, you can request the songs that you would like to hear ahead of time. We'll be broadcasting these songs on our own special TalonRO Radio as well, so you can connect to the radio at the time of the event and get your groove on out on the dance floor. Our wonderful team of Game Masters will be on hand to host live events throughout the evening, including drawing names for prizes given out to lucky random partygoers! Our Ice Palace also features a special social corner with benches, an ice fountain, and places to sit and relax. Warm up by the fire with friends and guildmates, or head up to our ultra deluxe Ice Bar. Our Yule Bartender will be serving up holiday-themed drinks, Hot Cocoa, and some other fun drinks that will surely create some interesting... effects! At the end of the evening, we'll be crowning our Yule Ball King and Queen by using the guest list at the Concierge. Our drawing will be at random - but you could win a deluxe Winter Crown costume set at the end of the night - perfect for the end of the winter season. Don't forget to stick around for our group community photo to commemorate the evening as part of the TalonRO community! The TalonRO Yule Ball streams music through our dedicated TalonRO Radio. You'll need to access TalonRO Radio separately on the night(s) of the Yule Ball to listen into our live streaming playlist. You can access the TalonRO Radio during the event by visiting https://share.talonro.com/radio/ Tune into TalonRO during the event to listen to this year's live playlist at https://share.talonro.com/radio/ Simply visit the link above to be taken to a web player to listen in! Music will only be playing during the Yule Ball hours, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear music before 3pm on Sunday, January 31st! We hope that you can take a break from the grind, hang out with old friends (and maybe make new ones!), get your dance on, and win some prizes as well. The Yule Ball is an event not to be missed on TalonRO! This event attracts hundreds of players from all over TalonRO, and we hope that you can join in the year end festivities! The Yule Ball is one unforgettable evening of fun, festivities, prizes, and celebrations.
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