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Patch: January | Happy 2017!

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With 2017 freshly arriving into TalonRO, we're pleased to start off this incredible year of our tenth anniversary! TalonRO will celebrate its tenth year, and we plan to make it the best yet! Starting with our monthly updates, we're pleased to unveil two updates to Tam Tam's Gift and our Monthly Costume Box. Read on for this short but no less enjoyable update!

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Tam Tam's Gift comes to the Yuno region this month! Moving from Comodo to the mountainsides of Yuno, this month's TTG region is sure to incite adventure and intrigue!

Please note: this region excludes the "Sleepers" maps (yuno_fild06 and yuno_fild11). Plus, our Champion mobs this month come from the likes of many mountain-bound monsters and familiar faces, such as Dustiness, Beetle King, Poring, Poporing, and Horn!. Good luck exploring around Yuno's ranges and the El Mes Plateau this month for additional opportunities to earn coins and gain valuable experience!

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  • January's region includes the Yuno fields / El Mes Plateau area.
    • This month's TTG region excludes yuno_fild06 and yuno_fild11.
  • December's Champions include ADustiness, Beetle King, Poring, Poporing, and Horn.

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Alongside TTG in this quick update, January 2017's Costume Box contents are now available in the Reward Guru, while the Decembver Costume Box has been removed from the Reward Guru (so long, 2016!). The Rainbow Sigrun Wings as always continue in the top slot - but new offerings such as the Under Lamp costume and Long Rabbit Ears costume are just two of the other incredible offerings this month.

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Our full contents for January's Costume Box include the following items:

  • Rainbow Sigrun's Wings Costume
  • Under Lamp Costume (lower costume)
  • Long Rabbit Ears Costume
  • Checkered Bandana Costume
  • Catalina von Brad 60 II Costume
  • Drooping Dorasuke Costume
  • Drooping Lumwin Costume
  • Hoplite Helmet Costume
  • Sakkat Costume
  • Lazy Smokie Costume
  • Circlet Costume

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We're proud to feature artwork in our General News postings from the TalonRO community! Seen in the images above are artwork designs from 132, Marly, and Latif. We hope that you enjoy these one-of-a-kind creations from TalonRO's own amazing community of players.

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      A cost multiplier based on the type of enchantment given. For example, a E-Class enchantment will have a lower cost, while an A-Class enchantment will have a higher base cost. An additional cost based on the item you want to enchant - where some items will cost more coins to enchant than others. With this powerful new level of enchantment available on a variety of items, there are many combinations of things to explore! However, there are several very important features to the new Malangdo Enchantment System:
      Silvervine Fruit, a new item available from the Reward Guru (Pets & Misc option) in Prontera, can be purchased in quantities of 10 Silvervine Fruits for 1 TC, and 45 Silvervine Fruits for 4 TCs. Enchantments can be reset using 1 Silvervine Fruit. Silvervine Fruits can be converted into Class-A Enchantment coins with Mayomayo's Machine NPC. Silvervine Fruits will also allow you access into certain Malangdo-related instanced dungeons as well! There is no chance of failure with Mayomayo's refinement technique - you'll always end up with some kind of enchantment! Some enchantments, of course, are better than others. Cards and refinements aren't lost as well. You must have the item equipped before speaking to the Mayomayo in order to begin or to or reset any enchantments. There are six types of enchantment levels: Classes E through A, and also a special rare item not available from Silvervine Fruits, called the Seagod's Anger. You can find this rare item in your adventures throughout Malangdo - and if you do, hold onto it, as it yields some of the best enchantments possible! Class coins ascend in their strength from E all the way through A and the Seagod's Anger enchantments.
      For Class A coins and Seagod's Anger enchantments, you'll be able to select from three possible enchantment options as well: ranged bonuses, melee bonuses, and magical bonuses. These bonuses have been adjusted appropriately for TalonRO's environment - and it's up to you to discover what they are! Various edits have been made to the enchantments in order to make them work in our pre-Renewal environment: Electric Guitar has been removed from the list of items which can be enchanted. Bazerald and Excalibur are unable to receive INT enchantments. Staves may only receive a maximum of DEX+1 with enchantments. All MDEF and DEF enchantments have been removed. The maximum raw stats enchantment is capped at +3. The raw ASPD enchantment is expressed a percent-based ASPD enchantment. For the Fighting Spirit enchantment, the ATK bonus has been reduced by one-third (1/3). The CRIT bonus on the Sharp enchantment has been reduced by one-half (1/2) The Spell enchantment provides extra damage with elemental magic attacks, such as fire, water, wind and earth. Rental Weapons, New Ammunition, and Cat Hand Items
      A wandering merchant in Malangdo has collected a number of special and rare weapons throughout his travels with the Cat Hand Group. Being marooned on the island, he cannot bring them to his final destination - but it doesn't mean that he won't let you try them out! With an assortment of weapons of all kinds, the wandering merchant will let you test out their power for a fee, of course. These weapons have been outfitted to TalonRO's enviroment - so their latent power will be made potent and applicable in our Pre-Renewal environment!
      Furthermore, the items found on Malangdo have let the Cat Hand Group craft new and unique kinds of ammunition for Gunslingers and Ninjas! Be certain to explore the island for these special kinds of ammunition to power even greater levels of gunslinging and ninjaing!
      Finally, the Cat Hand Group's flagship items - the Cat's Hand Glove [1] accessory and Cat's Club [3] can be made through a special process from members of the Cat Hand Group on Malangdo island. You'll need to explore around to learn more about how to make these potent items - but the hunt will likely be worth it for their special properties!
      Instance Dungeons: Octopus Cave and Malangdo Culverts
      Little did the Cat Hand Group know that the mysteries of the island would also contain some treacherous adventures in store! The new Octopus Cave instance will challenge your group through a maze of fighting an evil octopus lurking deep within the cave. To open this instance, you'll need a special Octopus Hunting Stick in your inventory (which surely some of the Malangdo inhabitants can assist you with!) - and from there you'll venture into the cave to fight the legs of the enemy one at a time. The Octopus Hunting Stick is a rental item that you can purchase for Silvervine Fruits! If you can eventually defeat the Disgusting Octopus at the end, you'll earn some great items, EXP, and coins - and you'll be able to repeat this instance after a few hours as well!
      The Malangdo Culverts are in desperate need of cleaning - hydras and other issues are clogging up the drains within the culverts, and the Cat Hand Group desperately needs assistance with these efforts! You and your party will need to clear any active drains from the various fish monsters and others around the drain, and you'll need to do so quickly! Failing to clear the drain in time will result in some contaminated stems from seaweed to emerge - too many of these, and you'll be asked to leave the culvert cleaning! However, if you and your party have managed to do a good job, you'll face the enemy of the culvert - and depending on how you've done will determine which monster you'll face! However, your rewards will come at the end if you can make it all the way through, though this party-based activity is harder than it seems! Like with the Octopus Cave instance, you will also require a rental item to enter this instance. Purchase the Seagod's Protection item with Silvervine Fruits to enter.
      Note: these instances utilize a new Forum Account-wide cooldown rather than a character-based cooldown. The duration of this cooldown remains unchanged from their official time.
      The magic of Port Malaya has just gotten even better thanks to new updates to this exciting city! With two new instanced dungeons, new items, and much more, Port Malaya is ready for you to climb aboard the Jeepney and set off with your friends to new adventures! Plus, we're keeping a good thing going with increased EXP bonuses for quests in Port Malaya - ensuring that your explorations around will be well worth your time. Finally, the addition of the Pintados Festival means that the party in Port Malaya can get really fun with a little community help!
      Instance Dungeons: Bangungot Hospital and the Bakonawa Extermination
      Nurse Las lurks around the creepy Bangungot Hospital, and fears for what lies inside of it. It will take a lot of speaking and investigation with the various citizens of Port Malaya to learn all about the abandoned hospital and what lies inside. The more you learn about the chilling, haunted hospital, the more you might feel like escaping Port Malaya! However, being the brave and daring adventurer that you are, you'll be ready to tackle the evil that awaits you inside. Once you've finally made your way into the Bangungot's Room on the second floor of the hospital, the real challenge will begin! You'll be tasked with rescuing the patients inside - but only if you can evade the wicked Bangungot within! This exciting and heart-pounding challenge will leave you on the edge of your seat!
      The Bakonawa Extermination instance is a call from the chief of Port Malaya, who requires the assistance of only the very best and brightest to eliminate a great threat from the Port. With several people having gone missing from the city, the village chief determines that the only root cause of these disappearances can be due to the presence of the Bakonawa. However, recent rituals to keep it at bay no longer seem to be working - and with your help in setting traps across the area, you'll be able to fight against this terror that has its grip on the Port! However, summoning the Bakonawa forth may be more than you've bargained for - so you'll need to prepare for a fight unlike any other!
      Note: these instances utilize a new Forum Account-wide cooldown rather than a character-based cooldown. The duration of this cooldown remains unchanged from their official time. New Items
      Several items are now available with this update to Port Malaya, including a useful new working item and new slot capacities for items dropped by Port Malaya's toughest monsters, including the following:
      Greater Agimat - Useable item Increase physical and magic damage by 10% to Demon race monsters for 20 minutes. Bayani Kalasag [1] - Shield For every 3 refines, decreases Boss monster damage by 1%. Bayani Buwaya Sack Cloth [1] - Garment Healing capacity and healing item effect increases 1% per 3 refines. 7% damage decrease from Water, Earth, Fire and Wind property monsters. Bayani Bakonawa Scale Armor [1] - Armor 1% damage decrease from boss monsters per 2 refines. All Stats + 1. Bayani Bangungot Boots of Nightmare [1] - Footgear For every refine, MDEF + 1. Refine Rate 7-10: Increases walking speed. Pintados Festival
      Though Port Malaya may be plagued with new monsters, the joyous people of the Port have lots of reasons to celebrate! The new Pintados Festial starts with the Festival Helper Boy in Port Malaya, who will require community help from lots of people all over Midgard to help him kickstart the celebration in the city! When everyone contributes large numbers of items to start the festival, then everyone has a reason to celebrate! When the Pintados Festival is underway, there will be a week-long celebration in Port Malaya. During this time, a special tattooist will be able to make you powerful tattoos - and each tattoo type has a special, latent power that you'll be able to draw forth during this special time of celebration. Kick the part off in Port Malaya with your friends all across the world!

      TalonRO's latest party-based minigame challenge continues to bring the fun through several new enhancements and additions. With added difficulty layers, helpful notifications while inside of the challenge, and enhanced options to make the challenge scalable to all parties - the Wave Challenge on TalonRO is in its best form yet! These recent changes include the following.
      Wave Challenge Edits
      The difficulty of the challenge now increases at a greater rate when your party is further in the Unlimited Wave Challenge. Monster teleport has been disabled, as has the Ice Wall skill. Prior to this change, Mercenaries were rendered ineffective due to their triggering monster teleport via rude attack. All parties will now have 60 minutes to complete a floor in the Unlimited Wave Challenge. Previously, this was 45 minutes. A notification has been added to the Wave Challenge which will alert you if a party is inside the Timed Wave Challenge, along with the amount of time they have remaining. The prices of mercenaries, Kafra Agents, and the point distribution per monster have been slightly edited. Guild Storage has been disabled in within rental Kafra Agents. Beginning at floor 41, there will be a low chance of spawning Lighthalzen Biolabs level 3 & 4 mini-bosses per floor. Beginning at floor 71, there will be a low chance increasing with each floor of spawning one strong MVP from the Lighthalzen Biolabs level 3 & 4 floor primarily. An option has been added to allow party members to leave the Wave Challenge early. Previously, leaving the challenge and logging out would result in forfeiture of points. Party members may now leave early by talking to the Wave Official NPC. Doing so will incur a penalty of 20% of the points you would normally get. There will be an additional fee of 5% of your points, applied to your party points. Example: You have 10 members in your party and gained 50,000 points. Normally, every member would get 50,000 / 10 = 5,000 points. If you leave early, you will get 5,000 points, minus a 20% fee, so 4,000 points. The party points will be reduced by your points, plus a 5% fee. So 50,000 - 5,250 = 44,750 points left. The party will now have to split the points among 9 players instead of 10. The skill sets and stats of all the Mercenaries have been boosted slightly, with particular attention to lower-level mercenaries. Party members will now only gain points if they are physically present on the wave-related maps.
      Our latest TamTam's Gift Region brings us to the bamboo-laden forests of Payon Fields, plus the depths of Payon Dungeon in floors 4 and 5. The time-honored location of the Payon region is full of history - and the depths of the old city of Payon resting well beneath the Payon Dungeon Caves are calling out with TamTam's blessing this month. Old and familiar monsters are running abound this area - plus some challenging Champion, including Willow, Poring, Nine Tail, Spore and Poporing! Good luck exploring around the Payon Fields & deep dungeons this month for additional opportunities to earn coins and gain valuable experience!
      TamTam's Gift Region
      October's region includes Payon Forests, along with Payon Dungeons levels 4 and 5. Please note: this month's region excludes pay_fild02 (the Wolves map) from TamTam's Gift bonuses. October's Champions include Willow, Poring, Nine Tail, Spore, and Poporing monsters.
      As with any patch, we're happy to introduce a few more miscellaneous updates and edits which are made to make your gameplay on TalonRO the best that it can be! Our October patch features some new additional hairstyle add-ons, plus GMC tweaks to keep things interesting!
      Gameplay Edits
      Three (3) new types of Hairstyle Add-on Costumes have been added to the Rental Master. There are a total of 8 colors available each, making 24 new costumes to choose from! The skillset of various GM Challenge MVPs have been edited slightly for gameplay challenge. The mob spawns across several GM Challenges have been modified slightly for gameplay challenge.
      Likewise with any patch, we're happy to take the opportunity to squash a few bugs, including those made from official source information, along with a few edits to ensure your gaming experience on TalonRO is smooth!
      Bug Fixes
      Corrected a small announcement bug that would incorrectly display the label of the GMC room for a party. Incorporated various, small official-level bug fixes throughout TalonRO. Corrected an IP address-related exploit discovered in the Monster Race minigame. Corrected a display issue with the Warp Girl involving the issuing of rental map announcements on the incorrect map. Monks and Champions presently can no longer wear glowing costumes to prevent client crashes. We anticipate this fix to be temporary, and will work to permanently address the issue.
      Costume Box contents for October are now available in the Reward Guru, while the September Costume Box has been removed from the Reward Guru. The Rainbow Sigrun Wings continue as they have for the last several months at the top - and the addition of the new Aria Headdress costume is sure to please headgear collectors as a rare get. We think that you'll be quite the cat's meow if you score this lucky find! Our full contents for October's Costume Box include the following:
      Rainbow Sigrun's Wings Costume Aria Headdress Costume Gryphon Headband Costume Wind of the Prairie Costume Hunting Cap of Gust Costume Rhythm Headphones Costume Joker Jester Costume Grand Peco Costume Spiky Band Costume Corsair Costume Angel Wing Costume We hope that you'll get something fun from this month's costume box! A new costume box is released at the beginning of the month, available in our Reward Guru located in Prontera. Best of luck in finding something fun!