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    • By GM Howl

      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
    • By GM Howl

      Summer is arriving this June on TalonRO! Our latest monthly patch brings about some wonderful changes to gameplay, including helpful new features, bug fixes, and a WoE castle rotation. 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 (and much more!) make your time on TalonRO the best that it can be. Please take a moment to review all of our latest changes below - and as always, happy gaming!

      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
      The new !dropannounce command has been implemented. This new command will alert you to when a specific item has been dropped by a monster that you've killed. Never miss an important mob drop by using !dropannounce - making it easy to make sure you don't overlook a special item that you're hunting. Use this command through the syntax: !dropannounce <drop chance> This command is a Bonus Bundle feature, which can be obtained by via the Reward Guru for 50 Copper Coins for two weeks duration. Chat rooms can now only be created and joined by players whose job level is 40 or above. This is to largely prevent fraud and other chat room abuse by new or throwaway characters designed to scam or violate server rules. The Wanderer's Sakkat Quest has now been implemented. Begin this quest in Amatsu (278,259) and start on your path to making the Wanderer's Sakkat! The No-Vending-Zone in Lighthalzen has been extended to cover a wider area. This addition has been added to prevent abuse through the !shopjump command through Lighthalzen. The Wolfchev Laboratory instance can now be accessed through the Warp Girl. The cost for accessing this instance through the Warp Girl is 25,000z. Furthermore, this instance can only be accessed via the Warp Girl if the prerequisite quest has been completed and the quest has not entered a cooldown period. A new Plagiarism NPC has been added to Morroc for convenience for Rogues / Stalkers. This NPC will allow you to copy Bowling Bash and Triple Attack skills, along with Storm Gust and Aspersio if the Bonus Bundle has been enabled. The amount of zeny required per skill will increase when you transcend. The Minigame Girl will allow you to check if your character and/or master account are presently under a cooldown period for any instance event / dungeon. The Crimson, Cerulean, and Saffron Gamemaster Challenge (GMC) boxes will now randomly select required GMC token ingredients for their purchase via the GMC reward NPC. You may also elect to reshuffle each set of ingredients for the cost of two (2) GMC tokens from any challenge. Our War of Emperium Castles have undergone a new rotation! Castles have changed to the following locations: Non-Trans: Wuerzburg (aldeg_cas04) -> Rothenburg (aldeg_cas05) Yesnelph (gefg_cas03) -> Mersetzdeitz (gefg_cas05) Vanilla: Sacred Altar (pag_cas04 -> Holy Shadow (payg_cas03) Mardol (arug_cas01 -> Bandis (arug_cas05) Unrestricted: Swanhild (prtg_cas02) -> Kriemhild (prtg_cas01) Himinn (schg_cas01) - Viblainn (schg_cas03)
      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
      A small bug in the Nameless Island quest has been fixed regarding the Waiter inside Rachel. Previous in roughly one-quarter of the cases the dialog would not be triggered after being warped. This has now been fixed. An item count has been added for all El Dicastes enchanted items to prevent enchanting the wrong item. All related items may now also be sold to an NPC. Excepted is the Light of El Dicastes item. Modified a potential bug involving the Rachel Sanctuary quest. The required duration in speaking with Lusalka in the Koshei the Immortal quest has been changed to 5pm - 6am. This time change reflects official time duration for this quest. This quest also properly states that this modified time duration is in server time, rather than the previously-mentioned PST timezone.
      This month's Tam Tam's Gift region takes us into a classic dungeon worth re-exploring: Rachel Fields! Embark on a special breeze through the deserts and plateaus of Rachel's fields and fight against this month's Champion Monsters and earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more!
      Tam Tam's Gift Region
      June's region includes the Rachel Field maps! Champion monsters for this month include the following: Galion Roween Stapo Drops Hill Wind
      Finally, no monthly patch would be complete without our latest monthly costume box! The Rainbow Star Costume returns to our monthly costume box, and includes the new Walking Black Cat Costume and Poring Soap Pipe 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! June'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!
      June 2017 Monthly Costume Box
      This month's costume items include the following Rainbow Star Costume Walking Black Cat Costume Poring Soap Pipe Costume Firinto Scarf Costume Blue Rose Ornament Costume Teddy Bear Hood Costume Black Angel Mini Silk Hat Costume Cute Penguin Costume Helm of Dragon General Costume Usakoring Hat Costume Charlies Hat Costume Coif 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, and GM Spica!
    • By GM Howl

      May flowers begin to bloom this month on TalonRO! Our latest monthly patch unveils new changes to the Wave Challenge minigame, plus bug fixes to Taekwon Missions, expanded Bonus Bundle options, and much more! We're also pleased to unveil a new addition to the Player Control Panel in the form of the new Item Wishlist feature! Plus, enjoy a new monthly Costume Box and a new Tam Tam's Gift region. Please take a moment to review all of our latest changes below - and as always, happy gaming!

      The latest feature to enter the Player Control Panel is the all-new Item Wishlist. This new feature, available on the Panel, allows you to curate a special list of items that you're seeking for your Game Accounts within your Master Account. Simply enter in the ID number of the item you're looking for, populate with some information - such as the maximum amount of zeny you're looking to spend on the item, and what types of additional cards or enchants you're looking for that item to have, and the wishlist will keep running track! What's even better? When the item that you're looking for is below your target maximum price, you'll receive an email alerting you that the item is available! The item wishlist will periodically check the marketplace for the items, and the Item Wishlist will let you know when it swept the market last for you - ensuring that you have data which you can use to secure the item(s) that you want! We hope this new feature proves helpful, effective, and efficient for all of our community members - and most of all, we hope that you'll enjoy it!
      Player Control Panel - Item Wishlist
      The new Item Wishlist feature is now live on the Player Control Panel! Create and curate your own wishlist of items that you're looking for in the market easily by entering the ID number of the item. You can even add modifiers, such as the exact refine rate you're looking for if applicable, plus cards, enchantments, and more. Enter in the maximum price that you're willing to spend. When the item falls below that price on the market, TalonRO will send you an email to the address on file for your Master Account to alert you of the price and availability! The Item Wishlist will also automatically sweep the marketplace for you, and will keep track of when this search was last performed.

       

      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
      The Wave Challenge minigame is now instanced for your immediate use! This means you'll never have to worry about finding an available room - play in on instanced mode and party on! The skill set of the lower level mercenaries have been slightly adjusted, and prices for these mercenaries have been reduced slightly as well (with even greater price reductions for Timed Mode). Various new monsters and MVPs have been added to the spawn lists with in the Wave Challenge to freshen up the content within this minigame. The Unlimited Challenge Mode, while functionally unlimited, now contains a hard limit of 12 hours due to its compatibility with being instanced. However, this time frame does not impost a timed ceiling, as it well exceeds the length of time for virtually any party play. The 1-hour limit per floor has been removed. Your party can participate as long as desired per floor, so long as the final time limit has not elapsed. Although we have thoroughly tested this instance, bugs might be present. If you find any, please report them to us as soon as possible! Changes to the Bonus Bundle have also been implemented: Kafra Agents will now be available to grant the "storeall" feature for a fee of 1,000 zeny. This option will place all of your items in your inventory into storage for you in a single transaction. This option will only available through the Bonus Bundle options when enabled. The Bonus Bundle has also been moved back to the Reward Guru. The cost for the Bonus Bundle via the Reward Guru will be 50 Copper Coins. This reflects its previous price prior to being moved out of the Reward Guru. Slightly increased the size of the no-vending zone in Comodo. Slightly increased the Hazy Forest cooldown from 2.5 hours to 4 hours. Aegir Armor now drops from Kraken and Aegir Cloak now drops from Red Eruma rather than the other way around. The location of the Stylist and Dressing Coach has moved! This is to better separate the entry point for new players, while keeping a dedicated space open for stylist and dressing options. The new location of the Stylist and Dressing Coach can be found in Prontera near 165,168 - at the building located near the Vending Officer NPC in Prontera. As a result, the chatbox-allowed zone in Prontera has been moved down a bit.
       

      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
      The Taekwon Mission skill should now (really) be fixed! This skill will now only select monsters from within the Dead Branch database. Previously, this skill would pull potential monsters from the entire database range, which occasionally would include unavailable / event / unimplemented monsters as part of a TK mission. The Novice Shield (item # 2113) now properly reduces damage from Holy and Shadow elements. Fixed Leak Card (item # 4520) also causing Confusion on enemies when using non-Magic skills. Fixed !killannounce showing Lost Dragon kills. Fixed questlog entries for Peace for Arunafeltz quest.  

      This month's Tam Tam's Gift region takes us into a classic dungeon worth re-exploring: Umbala Fields and Dungeon! Embark on a special rumble in the jungle and fight against this month's Champion Monsters and earn yourself valuable coins, additional experience, and much more!
      Tam Tam's Gift Region
      May's region includes the Umbala Field maps and Umbala Dungeon map. This month's Champion Monsters are as follows: Wootan Fighter Dustiness Beetle King Stone Shooter Wootan Shooter
      Finally, no monthly patch would be complete without our latest monthly costume box! With our new graphic below, you'll be able to see which costumes are part of our classic series, all the way up to which in the monthly box are truly so rare that they might as well be legendary! The Rainbow Star Costume returns to our monthly costume box, and includes the wildly exotic Nidhogg Wig to make your mane look fabulous! 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! May'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!
      May 2017 Monthly Costume Box
      This month's costume items include the following Rainbow Star Costume Nidhogg Wig Costume Heavenly Dark Flame Costume Protection Crown Costume Drooping Ahat Costume Monochrome Gothic Bonnet Costume Sitting Pope Costume Barrel Helm Costume Tiger Face Costume Ashura Fairy Hat Costume Sailor Hat Costume Deviruchi 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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