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  1. 12x EXP | Special Weekend

    There’s nothing better than a great weekend with friends on TalonRO! Whether you’re exploring through the new Eden Group quests and offerings, taking on one of Midgard’s challenging deep dungeons, gearing up for a riveting GMC, or adventuring your way through in classic style - a weekend on TalonRO is always fun and exciting! But it’s even better when there’s an EXP event! This weekend, we’re having a special 12x EXP weekend, along with an additional +25% EXP for completing Eden Group board quests! Enjoy this special weekend of additional adventuring with friends starting this Friday, April 20 just after midnight through Sunday, April 22 ending at 11:59pm. The added bonus experience is an opportunity to go on an adventure with a new party, explore a dungeon that you've never tried before, or conquer that difficult instance you've been meaning to take on! With 12x EXP this week, your effort will be maximized to its fullest. We hope that you have a great weekend exploring all that Midgard has to offer. Enjoy 12x Base and Job EXP rates this weekend as special thanks for being part of the TalonRO community! Our EXP rate bonus week will begin at one minute after midnight on Friday, April 20th and end at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 22. The voting goal will be temporarily paused during this time to ensure the EXP remains in effect. Be sure to still vote for higher rates when the bonus week ends - your votes will still count during this time for when the EXP event ends! You’ll also receive an additional +25% EXP on all Eden Group board quests, making it a great time to start or complete some of these great new adventures! This bonus also carries over to the Item Turn Ins - so try them out for additional amazing experience!
  2. Happy Birthday, @GM Howl! Health, prosperity and long life! 

  3. Happy BD Howl ! ;D

    THIS IS SIGNED "WOLF".

  4. Happy birthday Howl!:D

  5. Happy birthday Howl ! 

    *hands a notepad for a present*

    (Use this to write down important stuffs so you won't forget !! XD) 

    ~ Lyd

     

    ps - where can i purchase this ? Haha. 

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  6. Er... what am I supposed to right here?

    Oh, happy birthday!

    (totally not doing this because other GMs want to spam your feed)

  7. Happy Birthday Howl! Thank you for Supporting TalonRO!

     

    <3

  8. We're pleased to announce that Battlegrounds will be available for open beta testing this Sunday, April 15th, beginning at 3:00pm server time. Thanks to two successful rounds of testing with a dedicated group of players in our testing server, we have gone and made several changes and improvements to the experience. All players are welcome to participate in this open beta test - and we're looking forward to your participation in bringing this new and improved form of Battlegrounds to TalonRO! As this is an open round of testing, beta testers should expect that this implementation will have built from the previous experience, and will initially lack all of intended customs in order to test through a number of critical scenarios. We anticipate testing to last several hours - enough time to run through all modes and features as needed. Kindly, we would ask for your full participation during this time! In the event that an element of testing yields a critical bug or error, we may have to end testing early if it's not something which can be repaired on the fly - however, we anticipate a complete and refined beta testing with your help before full implementation! Furthermore, players will be provided with a set of baseline, basic supplies for Battlegrounds testing. These items will only work within Battlegrounds, but will relieve some of the opportunity cost associated with participating! When testing is ready on April 15 at 3:00pm Midgard (server) time, speak with our Battlegrounds NPC in Prontera will be available for players to enter the test. We kindly ask all participating players to be ready and pay close attention to any GM-led instructions and requests to help us test this open beta of Battlegrounds! All normal TalonRO server rules will apply during BG Beta testing. Violations of server rules during this test will result from your immediate removal from the test, along with corresponding action taken against to your regular game account if deemed necessary. We are looking forward to seeing you in-game for our live, open beta test of Battlegrounds! Gear up, get ready, and we'll see you for a real rumble! Thanks as always, and happy gaming!
  9. It's our great pleasure to continue to improve your time on TalonRO! In this month's latest updates, we've pulled out a tremendous series of updates to our Nightmare Pyramids monsters, improved upon a wide range of Eden Group experiences, and enhanced a variety of gameplay conditions - all while squashing a few bugs, updating our latest Tam Tam's Gift Region, and added in a fresh compliment of costume headgears in our Monthly Costume Box. We hope that you enjoy these latest updates to TalonRO - and as always, happy gaming! This year, Easter has returned to Midgard with a special Golden Easter Egg Hunt! You've no doubt been enjoying the daily Easter Egg Hunt challenges in the forums - but now, the action comes to Midgard in a fun springtime event! Collect a variety of items from all over the world to compose your very own Golden Easter Egg. What you'll find inside this year might be something truly special! Begin your journey by visiting this year's Official Event topic to learn more about the Golden Easter Egg Hunt. To begin the event in-game right away, visit with the Easter warper NPC in Prontera and start on your very own challenge! We've recently implemented all-new Nightmare Pyramid Monster Cards - offering an entire new range of possibilities for exciting builds and bonuses. All cards are available as drops from their respective Nightmare Pyramids mobs, while the Nightmare Amon Ra card can additionally be obtained via the Reward Guru NPC in Prontera as well. Nightmare Amon Ra Increases resistance to the Freeze status by 50%. Increase magic damage against Shadow and Undead element monsters by 7%. Increase magic damage against Demon and Undead race monsters by 7%. Compound on : Armor Nightmare Arclouze Reduces damage taken from Brute and Undead monsters by 20%. [+ Nightmare Mimic Card] Reduces damage taken from Brute and Undead monsters by an additional 5%. Ignore 20% magic defense of Brute and Undead monsters. [+ Nightmare Minorous Card] Reduces damage taken from Brute and Undead monsters by an additional 5%. Ignore 30% physical defense of Brute and Undead monsters. Compound on : Shield Nightmare Mimic Increase magical damage against Brute and Undead monsters by 5%. [+ Nightmare Arclouze Card] Reduces damage taken from Brute and Undead monsters by 5%. Ignore 20% magic defense of Brute and Undead monsters. Compound on : Weapon Nightmare Minorous Increases physical damage inflicted on Brute and Undead monsters by 10%. [+ Nightmare Arclouze Card] Reduces damage taken from Brute and Undead monsters by 5%. Ignore 30% physical defense of Brute and Undead monsters. Compound on : Weapon Nightmare Mummy Add a 20% resistance against Sleep. When receiving physical attacks, add a 3% chance to cause Sleep to your target. [+ Nightmare Ancient Mummy Card] Add an additional 10% resistance against Sleep. Increases resistance against Neutral element attacks by 5%. Increase the probability of causing Sleep by an additional 2%. Compound on : Footgear Nightmare Ancient Mummy Reduces damage taken from Neutral property by 15%. Every 3 refines of garment increase magical Fire damage by 4%. [+ Nightmare Mummy Card] Increases resistance against Neutral element attacks by 5%. Increase the probability of causing Sleep by an additional 2%. Compound on : Garment Nightmare Verit Increases MaxHP and MaxSP by 4%. Increases magical damage by 3%. When using magic attacks, there is a 2% chance to recover 40 HP and 20 SP every 2 seconds for a total of 8 seconds. For every 2 refines, increases the HP/SP recovery chance by an additional 1%. [Refine Rate 5-10] Increases magical damage by an additional 1%. [Refine Rate 7-10] Increases magical damage by an additional 1%. Compound on : Footgear The Eden Group continues to provide a whole new way to explore and adventure - and we're constantly at the ready to bring you the best experience possible from your time on boundless quests! We hope that the following small changes to the Eden Group will be welcome additions to an already exciting adventure. @GM Phoenix has written a very elaborate guide on the Eden Group. Go check it out here! You won't want to miss it! The Eden Group now features both a repairman and doctor NPC! We've added a weight check to the Eden Board Quests. This will now alert you if you should have too many items in your inventory to receive new/additional items! The Eden Group Mark can no longer be used in PvP maps. You can now re-obtain Eden Gears in the event that you have accidentally sold them to an NPC. The Advanced Safety Ring[1] from Eden's Reno NPC has been updated with the following: Greatly reduced the ingredients required to make it. Players will only need the following to craft the item: 1 Safety Ring 1 Necklace[1] 2 Armor Charms 100 Purified Energy Crystals The effect of the item has also been enhanced! It now additionally gives +1 VIT, +3 MDEF, and no longer reduces MDEF based on your current VIT. Killstealing (KS) warnings will no longer be present when using the gym at the Eden Group. This should prevent KS warnings from appearing when attacking various soccer balls. Vending is now allowed at the Eden Group! After entering, enter to the room on the right. You will then find a vending officer who will allow you to vend as well as use autotrade! Beyond both Nightmare Pyramids and Eden Group updates, we've also taken the time to introduce even more helpful updates to make your gameplay experience fun and dynamic. We hope that you'll enjoy the following update in this month's patch: The command "!noask" is now available to all players and is no longer part of the Bonus Bundle. This command rejects all trades, invitations, and requests when applied. Simply use again to undo the command. We've added in two new commands as well: !purchasejump / !pj -and- !petinfo. !purchasejump / !pj allows you to jump to a specifically desired buying store. This command works in an indentical fashion to the !shopjump command. !petinfo allows you to view details on your pet's hunger and intimacy levels. Note: this command is presently available only through the use of the Bonus Bundle. All global chats now will work directly from chatboxes. Global chats include !main, !market, !recruit, and !map. This addition allows you to both send and read global chats now while in a chat room. When equipping either arrows or bullets, your chatbox will now display which specific item is equipped. Previously, this would just display as a general "Arrow has been equipped" message. When marrying another character, you will now receive named rings! Previously, normal wedding rings were received as marriage items. The Mage Coat[1] item can now be enchanted! The Wave Challenge game account cooldown has been removed. This minigame will now only feature a single Master Account cooldown which resets at midnight. We've also updated both the Wave Challenge Box and GMC Box with two new costumes each. These two costumes rotate monthly. The Wave Challenge Box now features the following two new costumes: Baby Penguin Costume Heavenly Dark Flame Costume The GMC Box now features the following two new costumes: Hunting Cap of Gust Costume Taboo Curse Scroll Costume Both costumes were previously available exclusively in the Monthly Costume Box. Adding these costumes will not reduce the odds of obtaining the rarest costume(s) from the Wave Challenge Box. These are rotating costumes and will be replaced by two new costumes the next month. We've added a weight check to the GMC Reward Room as well. This will now alert you if you should have too many items in your inventory to receive new/additional items! As with all of our regular updates, there's always a great opportunity to squash a few bugs and make a few needed edits to gameplay elements in order for them to work best for you! Below are a few bug fixes and edits: Fixed a variety of questlog issues, which were generating errors throughout various official quests. Minigame Happy Hour has been repaired, as previous this was generating several issues during play. The Prontera Mall has had several several vending lanes removed. This fix should address all issues that appeared with overlapping vending shops. Both the Mailbox and Grandma Boxter NPC at the Eden Group have been repaired and are now working as intended. This month's update to Tam Tam's Gift Region is a fun one - not only are there new Champion monsters in a new region, but Tam Tam himself has also received a slight update in the prizes that he drops when found on a particular map! Tam Tam will arrive ready to hand out some wonderful prizes - we hope that you'll be able to find him in your adventures! This month's Tam Tam's Gift Region is the Al de Baran Clock Tower! Enjoy a nostalgic-laden trip through this special dungeon, and fight against this month's Champion Monsters to earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more! This month's Champion monsters are: Rideword, Arclouze, Drainliar, Clock, and Alarm. Tam Tam's arrival on a Gift Region map has also been updated! Be on the lookout for him to drop a new assortment of great prizes. Finally, this month's latest Costume Box includes a variety of enjoyable new and rare costumes - the Rainbow Sigrun's remain the extra rare get, but new additions such as the Walking White Cat Costume, Lolita Two Side Up Costume, and the Feather Fedora (*tips Costume*)! 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! April's costume box is currently available in the Reward Guru - and we hope that you get something fun to show off to the world of Midgard! This month's April Costume Box include the following items: Rainbow Sigrun Wings Costume Walking White Cat Costume Lolita Two Side Up Costume Feather Fedora Costume Baby Leopard Cat Costume Choker Costume Goggle Hat Costume Duneyrr Helm Costume Pagdayaw Costume Shark Hat Costume Sea-Otter Hat Costume
  10. Easter | Golden Egg Hunt

    Easter officially visits Midgard this year with the Great Golden Easter Egg Hunt! Perhaps you've been enjoying this year's daily Easter Egg Hunt challenges in the forums - but now, the action comes to Midgard in a special springtime event! Collect a variety of items from all over the world to compose your very own Golden Easter Egg. What you'll find inside this year might be something truly special! The Golden Easter Egg hunt is back! To begin, speak with the warper NPC in Prontera and start on your very own Easter egg hunt! The goal of the Easter Event is to make a Golden Easter Egg. Opening these eggs may give you some wonderful items if you're lucky this year! While the items inside are good and better than previous years (new costumes!), they do take a while to obtain and you'll have to put in some effort this season. To do this, you'll need to complete the three pieces of the putting together a Golden Easter Egg: Collect Easter Eggs. Find as many eggs as you can within five minutes at the Easter Egg minigame. This challenge is tough, as you won't actually be able to see these Easter eggs! You will occasionally instead see/hear a blinking effect. If you run over an egg, you will get it in your inventory! T There is no Golden Egg for the one who has most eggs. However, the one who finds more than half of the eggs (only for exceptional, rare contestants) on the map will be rewarded with a Golden Egg. There are two waiting rooms for the event so that more people can enjoy it at the same time as well. You'll need five people to play with you on this minigame as well. Obtain Easter Ribbons and Easter Paint. This year, you'll be on the lookout for two special new mobs across the world: Happy Eggs and Strange Eggs. These eggs will spawn randomly all over the world of Midgard. Simply kill these monsters when you find them, and you'll be able to obtain Easter Ribbons or Easter Paints! There's also a chance to win some other fun and assorted goodies from these monsters as well - so bring some room in your inventory for some additional loot! Combine all the items together to make your own Golden Easter Egg! We've also added in new costumes and pets to this year's Golden Easter Egg. We hope that you enjoy these items - and that you'll get something wonderfully worthwhile as well! Throughout this year's Easter celebrations, we have a few fun Easter Invasions coming to a town near you as well! Be on the lookout for the following special challenge: Every few hours, the Easter Peco will invade a random town! This powerful MVP is certainly not easy to defeat, but its rewards are well worth it. Several other monsters will invade the town as well. Defeat the monsters and there will be lots of Porings on the entire map that might just drop some nice loot! We hope that you are enjoying the Spring season and that you have an enjoyable Easter on TalonRO! Best of luck in this year's Easter event - and as always, Happy Gaming! The Easter Event will be ending on April 8th
  11. Greetings, Talonians! Spring is well underway, and along with blooming flowers are two quick announcements concerning both Battlegrounds and Daylight Savings Time in Midgard! First, we're pleased to announce that our first and second Battlegrounds Closed Beta tests have been a wonderful success! Thanks to the efforts of our mighty group of Talonian testers, we have structured Battlegrounds with new multiple modes, dynamic queues, and much more. We are actively taking this work and feedback to craft TalonRO's final implementation testing of Battlegrounds - this time through an open beta offering in the main server environment, and look forward to bringing in this update for final testing! We hope that the entire community will enjoy the action and excitement of Battlegrounds - whether you're a war savvy veteran, or someone who has never stepped foot in PvP before now! As always, we will continue to keep you updated on our continual progress with TalonRO's Battlegrounds refresh, and when you can expect this beta implementation to be available to try out! Secondly, please note that Daylight Savings Time will be in effect for Midgard (server) time starting at 2:00am on Sunday, March 25th. This will cause the time to leap forward by one hour - so be sure to remember this when making your in-game plans or attending events. Additionally, Sunday's WoE:FE Non-Trans will be cancelled due to the time change, and WoE:SE will however continue as scheduled on Sunday, March 25th. WoE will resume on normal schedule with Wednesday WoE on March 28th. We hope that you're enjoying that extra bit of daylight - and as always, happy gaming!
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  13. BG | Beta Testing: Round Two

    Our second round Battlegrounds Beta is now ready! This special second test run of Battlegrounds Beta will be taking place this coming Sunday, March 18th, beginning at 4:00pm Midgard (server) time. Players who have participated in the first BG Beta test run will have special access to our test server environment for testing purposes. To provide BG Beta testers with the most up-to-date information on testing, we invite you to participate in our BG Beta Discord channel. This channel will highlight all of the necessary steps required to connect to the test server environment, along with further instructions on participation expectation, special information, and more. As this is a second round of testing, beta testers should expect that this implementation will have built from the previous experience, and will initially lack our intended customs in order to test through a number of critical scenarios. In the event that an element of testing yields a critical bug or error, we may have to end testing early if it's not something which can be repaired on the fly - however, we anticipate a complete and refined beta testing with your help, and are planning on follow-up testing for Battlegrounds as needed before full implementation. A special BG Beta Discord channel has been set up for players participating on the Sunday, March 18th testing at 4:00pm. Visit our BG Beta Discord channel here for access Instructions on how to connect to the test server and other important up-to-date details will be found in this channel. Note: only participants who participated in the prior BG Beta will have access into the test server on the day of testing. No new players will be eligible to sign up and participate in this test, as this second test builds off of the prior first test. This essential testing will provide valuable feedback with regard to the new implementation of Battlegrounds, and so we will need as many players as possible in order to properly test! Game Masters will be on hand throughout the testing process to monitor and record results - we hope that you will be able to join! Thank you for taking time to help make this feature of TalonRO enjoyable for all!
  14. The Yule Ball: You're Invited!

    Thank you for coming to the 2018 Yule Ball! The seventh annual version of this fun social event brought out a number of Talonians - new and old - together for a great social party at the Ice Palace! We had more than 420 players at this year's Yule Ball - making it another banner event for the winter season. As always, we could not be more elated when we have a chance to play and celebrate together - and for Talonians from all over the world to get together for some fun. You are what makes TalonRO the amazing, wonderful place that it is - and we loved having a chance to enjoy that together! 2018 is just getting started, and some amazing things are in store as we go into our eleventh year as a gaming community. We hope that you'll continue to enjoy these and all of the memories to come - and as always, happy gaming!
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