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  1. October is Halloween month - and as Autumn leaves roll through, people of all ages across Midgard are getting ready for trick or treating, Fall adventures, and much more. In honor of this most haunted month, we're celebrating the release of an entirely new instance dungeon: Old Glast Heim! Journey through the past to explore the origins and adventures of one of Midgard's most haunted original locations. Come to the aid of the Glast Heim Knights on their quest to defeat the witch, Himmelmez - and collect items for an opportunity to earn new cards, equipment, and much more - all exclusive to this new instance dungeon! Plus, we've added in new updates this month along with the latest TamTam's Gift Region and Monthly Costume Box! The haunted thrills in October are just beginning - and with Halloween around the corner, the chill in the air is only going to feel colder. Read on for this month's latest updates and additions! Journey deep into the past, into the origins of a time when the castle of Glast Heim was ruled and controlled by a terrible malevolent force and magic. In the new instance dungeon of Old Glast Heim, you'll be taken on a journey with the knight, Hugin, and the intrepid Glast Heim Royal Knights, plus Varmundt and Heinrech, in stopping the plans of the Valkyrie Himmelmez and her sinister ambitions. Throughout the instance of Old Glast Heim will be opportunities to collect rare and valuable items - including Temporal Crystals and Coagulated Spells. Each of these items, when collected in sufficient quantity, will allow you to access some special cards for use in your equipment. You can also collect some new and rare equipment items throughout the instance, and journey forward to engage in new and challenging battles with a whole host of new enemies. The Old Glast Heim instance will take you back into the past to alter the course of history - will you and your party be up to this new challenge? Features of Old Glast Heim include the following notable additions: To begin, speak with Hugin just below the entrance of Glast Heim. Simply use the Warp Girl to go to Glast Heim, or use the Instances Warp menu to go directly to the instance itself when ready. Hugin will open the pathway to Old Glast Heim by generating a time gap - the result of forces and magic seeping into Midgard from an unknown source... All monsters and stats have been balanced for TalonRO's unique pre-Renewal environment! Never fear - this instance remains quite challenging, and we know that you'll be up to the perils of this dungeon. The instance and storyline of Old Glast Heim is an important one - we hope that you'll enjoy exploring this special part of TalonRO! Requirements and limits for Old Glast Heim are as follows: Old Glast Heim has a daily character cooldown. This instance can be played up to seven (7) times per week, per Master Account at this time. Old Glast Heim parties can be up to seven (7) players per party. Although this instance features a number of beneficial items to collect, pay special attention to the following: Temporal Crystals and Coagulated Spells. These items will grant you access to Temporal Boots later on. Other regular item drops on all Old Glast Heim mobs have also been strongly improved, as compared to official drop rates. Special cards and equipment are available through Old Glast Heim, though the "Temporal Boots" are not available as of yet; we anticipate to release them in a future monthly update or maintenance patch. All Treasure Room equipment drops from Old Glast Heim have been considerably improved as compared to their official versions, but will drop at a much lower rate. The following cards are available through the Old Glast Heim instance: Khalitzburg Knight Card. Compound on shield. Reduces damage taken from long-range attacks by 5%. Reduces damage taken from medium and large size monsters by 15%. When paired with the White Knight Card: ATK + 10; increases physical damage inflicted on medium and large size monsters by 5%; reduces damage taken from long-range attacks by 10%. This card is available by trading in 8500 Coagulated Spell items by speaking with the Khalitzburg Knight NPC at the instance entrance. White Knight Card. Compound on weapon. ATK + 5. Increases physical damage inflicted on medium and large size monsters by 15%. When paired with the Khalitzburg Knight Card: ATK + 10; increases physical damage inflicted on medium and large size monsters by 5%; reduces damage taken from long-range attacks by 10%. This card is available by trading in 6500 Coagulated Spell items by speaking with the White Knight NPC at the instance entrance. The following equipment is available through the Old Glast Heim instance in the Treasury Room: Staff of Geffen [1] MATK + 25%; DEX + 3; DEF + 5; MDEF + 5; Reduce Cast Time by 10%; Whenever you receive Magical Damage there is small chance to reflect all offensive magic against you at 40% chance for 2 seconds. Class: Two-Handed Staff; required level: 70; applicable job: High Wizard. ATK: 100 Silversmith Bracelet [1] MDEF + 3; enables use of level 1 Spell Breaker. Class: Accessory; required level: 60; applicable job: every job. DEF: 1 Goldsmithing Dagger [2] Indestructible (except in upgrade attempts); MATK + 10%; increases Mammonite damage by 20%; spend 10% less zeny when using Mammonite. Class: Dagger; required level: 1; applicable job: Novice, Swordsman Class, Merchant Class, Thief Class, Ninja, Soul Linker. ATK: 120 Ceremonial Sword [0] MATK + 15%; ASPD + 10%; HIT + 10; increases Holy Cross damage by 25%. Class: One-Handed Sword; required level: 40; applicable job: Novice, Swordsman Class, Merchant Class, Thief Class. ATK: 150 Engraved Armor [1] Reduces damage from Long Ranged attacks by 10%. Class: Armor; required level: 80; applicable job: Lord Knight. DEF: 6 Heavy Sword [1] Increases damage of Head Crush by 30%; increases damage of Charge Attack by 20%; 5% chance to auto-cast level 1 Critical Wounds when using Head Crush; for every refinement level, the cast time of Charge Attack will be decreased by 3%; for refinement rates 9 through 10, 5% chance to auto-cast level 2 Critical Wounds. Class: Two-Handed Sword; required level: 70; applicable job: Lord Knight. ATK: 330 As with each monthly update, we've made a few necessary changes and general updates to make your experience on TalonRO fun and fresh. We hope that you enjoy the following updates and bug fixes: The Waltz of Flowers costume is no longer account-bound. The Job Changer NPC in Prontera will now give new characters a warning if they have not finished the Newbie Tutorial. Glorious Battlegrounds items can now be worn on castle entrance maps. New Costumes have been added into the prize rotation for both Wave Challenge and GMC Boxes: New Wave Challenge costumes include the White Bird Rose Costume and Sorcerer Hood Costume. New GMC Box costumes include the Fairy Feathers Costume and Neev Barrette Costume. Tam Tam’s Gift Region this month takes us back through other nostalgic areas with the addition of both Geffen Fields and Geffen Dungeon! Enjoy exploring around both of these special areas with their magical and mysterious aspects - especially so with this month’s champion monsters for an opportunity to earn additional great rewards and experience! This month’s TTG region includes: Geffen Fields and Geffen Dungeon This month’s Champion monsters include: Kobold Poring Fabre Orc Warrior Poporing Finally, this month's latest Costume Box includes a variety of enjoyable new and rare costumes. There's a new addition at the top of the order: the Morroc Kid Servant Costume! Further great costumes include the Rolled Piamette Hair Costume, Walking Orange Tabby Cat Costume, and the Short Cat Ears - all perfect for the Halloween season! Other 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! October'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. Morroc Kid Servant Costume (Item ID: 21022) ** Rolled Piamette Hair Costume (Item ID: 21059) Walking Orange Tabby Cat Costume (Item ID: 21035) Short Cat Ears Costume (Item ID: 21025) Chibi Beelzebub Hat Costume (Item ID: 21049) Roast Memory Costume (Item ID: 21072) Russian Roulette Costume (Item ID: 21074) Pig Nose Costume (Item ID: 21062) Helm of Dragon General Costume (Item ID: 20795) Ashura Fairy Hat Costume (Item ID: 20786) Libra Diadem Costume (Item ID: 21110) Charlies Hat Costume (Item ID: 20801) ** Please note: Monks / Champions will be unable to wear this costume at this time.
  2. THANK YOU for making this year's Starlight Soiree one to remember! With more than 350 players in attendance at this year's summer beach social, we had a wonderfully fun time exploring the Lumen Isle, dancing the night away, playing a few minigames together, and hitting up the beachside Tiki Bar for (more than) a few drinks! We hope that you had a wonderful time - and if you have screenshots of your time at the event, we'd love to see them! As requested, we've made this year's playlist available and open for your listening pleasure! With two hours of music from this year's event, we hope that you'll find something new, or even an old familiar song (hello Captain Jack!). Download | Starlight Soiree - Playlist 2018 (.zip, 122mb) Thank you for making this year's event fun and memorable as we transition into the Autumn months! Thank you for being part of this incredible community - and, as always, happy gaming!
  3. GM Howl

    Hello people!

    Welcome to TalonRO! We're delighted that you're here, and we all hope that you enjoy your experience as part of the community! TK Rankings are indeed a thing here! You can view the rankings easily in-game using /taekwon, or by visiting our Player Control Panel's TK Ranking page! As for quests, I would recommend checking out the TalonRO Wiki, which highlights some good guides for official and TalonRO-specific quests as well, many of which are super involved and lots of fun!
  4. GM Howl

    Never too old to start playing again!

    Welcome to TalonRO! We're delighted that you're here, and we all hope that you enjoy your experience as part of the community!
  5. GM Howl

    The Starlight Soiree | You’re Invited

    Hello everyone! These requests coming in are truly excellent - feel free to keep them coming, but know that we'll close for requests on Friday, Midnight Midgard (server) time! Now is the chance to get them under the wire if you can!
  6. Saturday, August 25 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 - made especially for the Starlight Soiree. These great Summer Suits are just for the Starlight Soiree and a fun new twist on some classic summer gear! 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 night! 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 Saturday, August 25th 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 August 25th! 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! You can do it in three easy steps: 1. Open a Music Player of your choice. Follow the steps below for your choice of player: VLC Media Player iTunes Other Players 2. No matter what your music player is, enter in the following address to begin streaming TalonRO Radio: https://share.talonro.com/radio/ Streaming Radio Player -OR- https://talonro.com/radio.mp3 Direct for use with VLC / Media Player / Browser 3. Begin the Streaming! Listen in to all of the great selections from the TalonRO Community for this awesome Starlight Soiree party. Request a 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.
  7. Thanks to all who were able to help with Battlegrounds Beta testing! Your assistance and ability to help test Battlegrounds is an invaluable first step in ensuring Battlegrounds will be a fun experience for all. During testing, many of you came up with some great ideas, suggestions, and thoughts on your experience during beta testing. We'd love for you to offer those thoughts here so we can keep them in one place. If you have suggestions based on your experience during the beta test, we'd love to hear them! Thank you for taking the time to lend your thoughts and suggestions on Battlegrounds coming out of this beta test. We hope to be able to offer more testing and updates as we refine this feature on TalonRO with your input. Many thanks!
  8. Though the Amazing Summer Race has ended, we're pleased to announce that this year's race in Port Malaya was an exhilarating success! With hundreds of races and missions having been completed, it's easy to know that plenty of adventurers have received some fun and wonderful prizes from their boxes. Our Summer Race will be back next year, and we'll have plenty of wonderful events in between now and then! However, the end of the Amazing Summer Race wouldn't be complete without announcing the top five participants who located the Amazing Summer Race NPCs first in the most number of times. These "Fast Five" will receive the completely unique Little Aquarium Costume! Our winners this year are: @~Yabusame~ @Slap @Ellie Valentine @yangs13 @SnowAngel Congratulations to our Fast Five winners! Please note that the Little Aquarium Costume is account-bound. To the winners of this event: please kindly PM @GM Seiren here on the forum with the name of your character to receive the costume. Congratulations to all - and we hope that you enjoyed the Amazing Summer Race very much! We'll see you for more adventures to come - and as always, happy gaming!
  9. GM Howl

    GM Recruitment | Apply Today

    Greetings, Talonians! If you are still considering applying for a position with the TalonRO Gamemaster staff you're not too late - but time is running out! Our summer/autumn application round is coming to a close - and with many qualified applicants and interested players already in the mix, we're indeed still adding to our ranks to serve the TalonRO community! However, with such a strong applicant pool already in progress, new applications will be closed for submission on Sunday, September 17th. If you are considering submitting your application for one of the above GM positions, there is still time! Consider putting forward your best application for consideration using the information and links above. We sincerely appreciate all of the wonderful applications already submitted, and look forward to expanding the staff to include a wide array of diverse talents, backgrounds, and skills to best serve you - the wonderful TalonRO community! Thanks as always for your interest - and happy gaming!
  10. GM Howl

    The Starlight Soiree | Summer Social

    Thank you for an incredible night at the Starlight Soiree! With 430+ players in attendance, this year's fourth annual summer beach party was a wonderful time full of great memories, music, and much more! Speaking of the music, of course, enclosed is a link to download this year's playlist! We hope that you enjoy the tunes and reliving the memories of the event. The Fourth Annual Starlight Soiree: 2017 Full Playlist (.mp3, 132mb) Thanks as always - we hope that you had a wonderful time! We hope that you continue to enjoy the summer events, and as always - happy gaming!
  11. GM Howl

    The Starlight Soiree | Summer Social

    Thanks for the song recommendations, everyone! We'll be putting together the last of the playlist today - so a final request is now out! Please submit your recommendations for songs no later than Friday, August 25th at 3:00pm (24 hours before the event). We can't wait to party and celebrate together - looking forward to seeing you soon!
  12. GM Howl

    GM Recruitment | Apply Today

    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, want to help other players or possess a high degree of technical knowledge with coding skills. 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. 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. Support & Player Relations The Support GM role provides a high degree of player based support, including regularly monitoring forum threads, General Reports and General Support questions, providing a high degree of in-game expertise and assistance to players requesting help through our various in-game chat channels and Discord. GMs are expected to have a high degree of consistent presence throughout the game at all times as much as possible and be highly visible to communicate and direct players to sources of information with professional assistance. Development The Development position works closely with development High GMs to formulate important needs and technical responses to in-game and exterior frames, including Discord, mobile environments, etc. Applicants will be expected to know how or be willing to learn how to successfully write and code scripts and quests for the server. A high degree of technical knowledge and timely execution with a self-driven work ethic is required for these positions. Prospective staff applying for development positions are asked to also submit a competency-based sample of their proficiency with coding. Preferred samples include eAthena-based work, but demonstrated experience in other coding languages alongside a willingness to learn eA will be considered as well. PvP & WoE PvP and WoE GMs specialize in these areas of specific gameplay and can lend considerable knowledge and expertise of both PvP and WoE to improve and enhance these modes of play on TalonRO. Expert-level knowledge of these gameplay modes and their meta are required, as is a high degree of imagination and flexibility to explore innovative solutions with PvP and WoE within TalonRO. 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!
  13. Summer has arrived to TalonRO! To celebrate summer, we have three amazing new events in store for you to enjoy. Plus, our endgame adventure with the Game Master Challenge enjoys a new update, plus new amazing prizes for its prize boxes! We also have new features, such as Palette Packs, to earn and enjoy to make your signature look even more unique! Enjoy a new monthly Costume Box and a new Tam Tam's Gift region this month as well - as always! We hope that these changes make your time on TalonRO enjoyable, fresh, and fun. Please take a moment to review all of our latest changes below - and as always, happy gaming! Summer on TalonRO isn't just limited to a single event - we're happy to feature three amazing events all month long! First is the return of a highly anticipated event: the Amazing Summer Race. This special event is a popular offering, and we know that some of you wait the entire year for this one! Join Talonians everywhere in a race across Midgard to search for clues, solve puzzles, and earn fantastic prizes! The second event celebrates summer and our amazing community through Tam Tam's Tiki Bar! This special calendar gives you an opportunity to receive a prize every day throughout the month of August. Earning a prize each day is fast and easy - and each day, you'll earn something unique, useful, or fun! Finally, summer wouldn't be complete without a big party at the end! That's why we're pleased to bring back the Starlight Soirée social event for one night only on the Lumen Isle on Saturday, August 26th from 1500 to 1700 server time! Enjoy live music, drinks at the tiki bar, mini games, the selfie booth, hot springs, and much more! For full details, you can visit each of our individual event posts within our Official Events section - or preview the entire summer offering at our special Summer 2017 Event page, where you can read about all of the season's latest offerings and how you can participate. Please note: our the Summer 2017 Event page is optimized for desktop viewing; for those on mobile, we recommend the individual forum-based threads. You've seen the teasers and the promotions, but we're pleased to unveil one of two new Game Master Challenges (GMC) now available in-game! Suit up and brave the challenges of the all-new GMC Lance: an aquatic challenge of death-defying feats and rapid-fire pace. Square off against the latest in the line of GMCs to put your PvM skills to their ultimate test. Form up your party and enjoy the latest run - and be sure to wish yourselves luck, because you might just need it yet! In addition to the GMC Lance update, we're also pleased to unveil the addition of some amazing new pets into the three GMC boxes. Each pet type corresponds to the nature of their box: the Saffron Box features the new Tiny Ventus and Ventus pet eggs with their windy, ethereal nature; the Cerulean box makes a splash with the new Tiny Aqua and Aqua pet egg; and burn bright with the new Tiny Agni and Agni pet eggs from the Crimson Box. The regular GMC box will also feature a chance to receive one of these new pet eggs, albeit at a reduced drop rate. We hope that you enjoy these amazing updates to TalonRO's beloved Game Master challenge! Grab your gears, clutch your weapons, and prepare for a newly updated wonderful battle. Game Master Challenge GMC Lance has been added into the rotation of Game Master Challenges. Speak with the Minigame Girl to learn more, or be on the lookout for when GMC Lance is offered in our GMC rotation. New pet eggs have been added into the GMC boxes. Each box offers a chance to receive one of the following new pets (in addition to their previous contents): Saffron Box: Tiny Ventus Egg Ventus Egg Cerulean Box: Tiny Aqua Egg Aqua Egg Crimson Box: Tiny Agni Egg Agni Egg Regular GMC Box: All above mentioned pets, except at a strongly reduced droprate 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 Items required to begin the Pintados Festival as part of the Port Malaya series have been reduced. This ought to make beginning this quest considerably easier! The Gonryun MVP Arena no longer is bound by its previous strict Vanilla requirement. This now behaves more like the currently available Vanilla version of Endless Tower. Various items, such as potions, are now allowed in the Gonryun MVP Arena. Anne the Stylist now features new "Palette Packs!" Palette Packs are new items which can be used at Anne the Stylist in Prontera to unlock new and exclusive hair styles and clothing dye colors! The first release of Palette Packs are available as part of the Summertime 2017 Boxes within the Amazing Summer Race. We hope to be able to feature even more Palette Packs in the future - so be on the lookout to unlock exclusive new looks! . 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 Repaired the Nightmare Amon Ra MVP monster from spawning the wrong slave mobs. Previously, this MVP would spawn slave monsters other than as intended. This has been corrected going forward. This month's Tam Tam's Gift region takes us back into the original magical fields and dungeon of one of Midgard's oldest centers: the Geffen fields and Geffen Dungeon! Journey through Geffen's beautiful fields, and venture deep down into the magical Geffen Tower Dungeon - and fight against this month's Champion Monsters to earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more! Tam Tam's Gift Region August's region includes the Geffen fields and Geffen Dungeon maps! Champion monsters for this month include the following: Kobold, Poring, Fabre, Orc Warrior, and Poporing. Finally, no monthly patch would be complete without our latest monthly costume box! Rainbow Sigrun and Walking Black Cat Costumes continue to take top billing to our monthly costume box, and this month's box brings about a special series of great additions such as the Open Air Headset Costume, Wrapping Ribbon Costume, and the chilling There is Something Costume, among others! Other 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! August'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! August 2017 Monthly Costume Box This month's costume items include the following Rainbow Sigrun Walking Black Cat Costume Open Air Headset Costume Wrapping Ribbon Costume There is Something Costume Dragon Turtle Hat Costume Sun Visor Costume Wind of the Prairie Costume Hoplite Helmet Costume Aqua Quartz Crown Costume Beanie Costume Panda Hat 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 PhantomPuppeteer, Yoshimi, Elza, Antei Kun, Marly, and GM Spica!
  14. The return of TalonRO's wildly popular Amazing Summer Race brings the action back to Port Malaya for a season of intense team fun! The Amazing Summer Race this year begins once again in Port Malaya at the World Race Center Headquarters. Visit our special Summer 2017 Event site below for full details (optimized viewing on desktop devices)! Your journey begins by speaking with one of the World Quest Center staff members to begin the journey of the season. After registration, you'll need to find the person in each region who can start your quest after starting in Port Malaya. From there, this person will be hiding in one of four regions. Once they are located, you'll begin a quick quest. Collect one of each special regional badge by performing these quests that takes place all over Midgard and beyond! Your goal is to eventually successfully complete one of each type of quest, and decide to turn those badges in for a prize or bet them all on a harder quest whose rewards will be even greater! Our Summer 2017 Event feature site has even more details about the Summer Race this year, but we want to also recap some important changes to this year's race from previous races for those who have participated in the past: Summer Race Changes This year's Summertime Box and Advanced Summertime Box have been refreshed to a new version as a distinct item from prior year's boxes. This is to allow all players to have a fresh start this year earning new rewards, so everyone starts from the same place in this year's event! Event Galapagos have been removed from several common maps, and have been added some new maps to refresh their spawning locations. New item gathering, monster hunting and NPC finding quests have been added throughout the Amazing Summer Race this year - we hope that you enjoy these new challenges! NPC names and locations of various field agents have been moved and renamed as well to keep this year's Amazing Summer Race fresh and fun. Added more frequent ending time announcements to inform players when a race is about to end. Added a feature which will warp players away to the Race Officer. This is designed to prevent that area from getting overcrowded. You'll now be able to exchange multiple sets of badges, rather than one set at a time, for your convenience. The World Quest Center Race Officer will now display the number of missions you are able to continue to perform on your forum account. For those participating in the Fast 5 NPC finder competition throughout the Amazing Summer Race event, this year's prize is now the Little Aquarium Costume! Advanced Missions will now require three (3) missions rather than the previous two (2) mission amount. The Amazing Summer Race has some important rules we'd like to remind you to follow! Be sure to pay close attention so you're able to play effectively and fairly in this year's race. Rules for the Amazing Summer Race USE ONLY ONE MASTER ACCOUNT FOR THE RACE Please remember: it is strictly forbidden to use more than one (1) master account to get badges. Using the master account of a friend or family member to get more badges is forbidden and can lead to a permanent ban! BADGE EXCHANGE All race badges will be account-bound - but if you're too heavy with one kind of badge and need one of a different type, you can exchange that with the Race Staff for three of an existing badge type! The missions and regions of the Amazing Summer Race are many - so we want to make sure that you have a preview of what you're getting into before you embark upon the race! Regions Kordt Forest: The Kordt Forest is for all quests performed in a forest-type of area. You might find yourself deep within Mt. Mjolnir, or perhaps out roaming the Prontera Fields - just don't get lost in the woods! Sograt Desert: The Sograt Desert areas aptly refer to any area which is primarily desert. Although the Sograt Desert is the largest desert in Midgard, it is by no means the only one. Be sure to bring lots of water on your journey! Kokomo Tropics & Tundra: The Kokomo Tropics & Tundra are any collection of tropical or tundra areas around Midgard. While it might be tempting to bring along the summer suits and sunscreen, keep your eyes open when a quest is in this area! Darmian Dungeons: The Darmian Dungeon region refer to all quests which take place in a dungeon. Don't worry: all of the dungeon quests will be in open-access dungeons...though safety is not guaranteed when venturing in here! Missions Monster Hunting: Monster hunting is a staple of the Amazing Race! On these quests, you'll need to defeat as many of a certain type of monster as you can! Searching: If the regional Amazing Race staff member assigns you to a monster hunting quest, then you had better gear up for a quick run through of those monsters! You'll need to do so before the time is up as well! Item Gathering: In these quests, your searching isn't done yet! You'll have to hunt across Midgard to find a special individual to complete this assignment. Don't forget about this year's wonderful Summer Cocktails, either! Galapagos will be roaming about in special areas with ingredients to make wonderful summer cocktails - an array of which offer some special stat boosting effects (to say nothing of being refreshing on the beach, right?). Good luck earning and making some of these wonderful cocktails below: Summer Cocktails Spammers Heaven: Increase ASPD by 10% for 45 minutes. Seductive Bathory: Reduce Cast Time by 10% for 45 minutes. Sting's Slap: 10% resistance to Physical Attacks for 30 minutes. Blossoming Geographer: 10% resistance to Magic Attacks for 30 minutes. Drip of Yggdrasil: 10% EXP Boost for 30 minutes + No EXP loss when dying (30 min.; effect wears off after you die). Venatu's Beep: Increase ATK by 5% for 30 minutes. Myst Case's Surprise: Increase MATK by 5% for 30 minutes. Matyr's Mix: Makes you walk fast for a duration of 45 minutes. Old Dracula's Mix: 15% more Job EXP for 30 minutes. Raydric's Tonic: Receive level 7 Kaahi and level 7 Kaizel upon use. Sour Sidewinder: Receive level 5 Gloria, level 5 Impostio Manus, and level 5 Magnificat upon use. Finally, summer's sunset eventually falls upon us - and so the Amazing Summer Race will run through September 21st at the end of the summer season. We hope that you enjoy the wonderful features of this year's Amazing Summer Race - and as always, happy gaming!
  15. Saturday, August 26 at 1500 Server Time 9:00am Eastern US time zone || 9:00pm Philippines time zone Click here to view the event in your own local 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! View photos of the Starlight Soiree and more at our Summer 2017 Event site! Each guest on arrival to Lumen Isle will receive their very own Summer Suit Costume - made especially for the Starlight Soiree. These great Summer Suits are just for the Starlight Soiree and a fun new twist on some classic summer gear! 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 even let you select a new hairstyle and choice headgear - all to get you ready for the night! 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! One of the most exciting parts of the Starlight Soiree is a party unlike anything you've experienced! 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! 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! You can do it in three easy steps: 1. Open a Music Player of your choice. Follow the steps below for your choice of player: VLC Media Player iTunes Other Players 2. No matter what your music player is, enter in the following address to begin streaming TalonRO Radio: https://share.talonro.com/radio/ Streaming Radio Player -OR- https://talonro.com/radio.mp3 Direct for use with VLC / Media Player / Browser 3. Begin the Streaming! Listen in to all of the great selections from the TalonRO Community for this awesome Starlight Soiree party. Request a 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.
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