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    • By GM Seiren

      Welcome to the Eleventh Anniversary of TalonRO! This year marks an incredible milestone for the life of the game that we all love - and we're kicking off this incredible anniversary with the rollout of a major new feature that has been months in the making: The Eden Group! This, plus a special kick-off week of 12x rates and new additions to TalonRO, provides an incredible update to the adventure in Midgard. We hope that you enjoy this new offering of great content - and as always, happy gaming!

      We're starting off our celebration of our eleventh anniversary with a special increased rate week! Now's the time to take advantage of a great party adventure, grind your way through tough challenges, or take on the all-new Eden Group adventure below to get a new character into amazing shape!
      12x Base and Job rates are now in effect this week! 25% EXP bonus on Eden Group Board Quests. Our EXP rate bonus week will end on March 10th, so be sure to still vote for higher rates when the bonus week ends.
      Today, we're proud to announce the latest expansive update to TalonRO, The Eden Group! The new Eden Group will replace the former Monster Board NPC. In its place comes a huge wealth of expansive additions from the Eden Group - including so much more than just a hunting board! We're talking about completely new equipment that's friendly to both newcomers as well as experienced players, a wealth of exclusive new rewards, buffs, and amazing items, a wide variety of brand new exclusive services, and so much more!
      The Eden Group on TalonRO isn't like anything you may have tried before - which is so true of a lot of TalonRO content! We've redesigned and reimagined the Eden Group experience from the ground-up, with a renewed sense of adventure and amazing features that are designed to work in detailed ways with the TalonRO ecosystem. We can't wait for you to try it and explore Midgard again with the a familiar, nostalgic sense of wonder in a whole new way!
      The new Eden Group is now available on TalonRO! This expansive update features new quests, great challenges, amazing items, new buffs, and a world of hidden treasures to explore and continue to enjoy Visit our special Eden Group announcement for full details on all of these amazing features! Further Eden Group content is planned throughout the year, such as more great prizes and wonderful challenges - we hope that the Eden Group adventure will become part of your routine in your journey through Midgard! To celebrate this new release, the Board Quests from the Eden Group will reward you with 25% more EXP! For more information, please visit The Eden Group topic on our forums!

      We're always looking to improve a few smaller things on TalonRO as well to improve your gameplay experience - from big events to small details. We hope that you'll enjoy the following notes on changes inside of Midgard this month:
      The weekly limit on Bronze Coins has now been increased to 200! Previously, this limit was set at 175. This is in honor of the new Eden Group content rollout! The Daily Slot Machine has been moved from Prontera to the Eden Group HQ.
      This month's Tam Tam's Gift region takes us deep into that ancient and nostalgic dungeon of the Morroc Pyramids! Journey through the depths of this classic dungeon, both in its regular version and also Nightmare Mode offering  - and fight against this month's Champion Monsters to earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more!
      The Pyramid Dungeons are home to this month's TTG region! I This includes both the classic and Nightmare Mode versions of this dungeons as well. This month's Champion Monsters are: Mummy, Mimic, Verit, Drainliar, and Isis.
      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 Royal Mantle Costume, Eleanor Yellow Wig costume, and the White Bird Rose! 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! March'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 March Costume Box include the following items: Rainbow Sigrun Wings Costume Royal Mantle Costume Eleanor Yellow Wig Costume White Bird Rose Costume Cat in Mouth Costume Idun's Green Apple Costume Blue Rose Eyepatch Costume Black Feather Beret Costume Power of Thor Costume Bride's Flower Crown Costume Nekoring Hat Costume
       
    • By GM Howl

      We hope that you're having a wonderful start to 2018 on TalonRO! Our latest updates and recap of events, new features and fixes, plus updates to our regular monthly content will hopefully bring plenty of joy and excitement to your gameplay experience! We invite you to enjoy this month's latest - including some things coming later in February to get excited about!

      There's plenty to enjoy in February - including some new and fun events headed your way, plus updates on our Battlegrounds Beta testing, and much more! Be on the lookout this month for some of the following exciting additions and adventures:
      Battlegrounds Beta | We're pleased to announce our Battlegrounds Beta Test first round testing! We hope that those of you who are interested in helping to test Battlegrounds will be able to join us on Saturday, February 17th from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Our team has been working hard this month to create a thorough and an entirely new offering from the ground up - and we are excited to unveil and test this new addition with you!
        Full details for how to participate can be found in our special BG Beta Official News post. Please note, this is a closed beta for players who have met the requirements for participation and have signed up for the closed beta Battlegrounds testing series.
        Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year Event | Coming later in February, be on the lookout for our all-new Valentine's Day / Lunar New Year event! This is the year of the dog - but don't worry: this year's adventures won't be too ruff (hah...get it...? ). We're putting the finishing touches on this year's monsters, prizes, and much more - but we're looking forward to celebrating some puppy love in February!
        The 2018 Yule Ball | Speaking of seasonal events, it wouldn't be a proper celebration to mark the end of winter without the return of the annual social gala of the year: the Yule Ball! Details on this event will be forthcoming over in our Official Events section in the coming days, and we look forward to sending you your invitation!
        For those new to TalonRO, the Yule Ball is a special social event, involving live music, prizes, games, formal wear, and much more - all set in our one-of-a-kind Ice Palace venue! Be on the lookout for details in the next few days.
      We're always looking to improve a few smaller things on TalonRO as well to improve your gameplay experience - from big events to small details. We hope that you'll enjoy the following notes on changes inside of Midgard this month:
      The Dressing Coach NPC now features all of the latest costumes, available for you to try on today!
        Fixed a small bug related to one of the cut-in images in the New Player Tutorial.
      This month's Tam Tam's Gift region takes us into the heart of Brasilis as well as the legendary Turtle Dungeon! Journey through the jungles and mysterious dungeons of these beloved areas with a fresh sense of wonder and renewed adventure - and fight against this month's Champion Monsters to earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more!
      Brasilis and the Turtle Dungeon are home to this month's TTG region! In Brasilis, this includes both the Brasilis Fields and the Brasilis Dungeon as well.
        This month's champion monsters include: Permeter, Piranha, Iara, Jaguar, and Wanderer.
      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 Baby Penguin Costume, Fluffy Angel Cape, and Greater Dracul Horn! 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! February'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 February Costume Box include the following items: Rainbow Sigrun Wings Costume Baby Penguin Costume Fluffy Angel Cape Costume Greater Dracul Horn Costume There is Something Costume Sun Visor Costume Harvest Fiesta Costume Strawberry Hat Costume Fin Helm Costume Magistrate Hat Costume Feather Beret Costume
    • By GM Howl

      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!
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