By Rika Akiba
I just wanted to share some screenshots I made during the recent events.
First, this was during today's Swim or Sink event where we had to survive to the explosion of Bomb Porings. It was so funny with all these disguises.
This was Prontera after the disguise event organized after the AMA session. It was such a mess with giant porings doing Meteor Assault, Valkyrie casting Meteor Storm and Storm Gust, etc...
This was the place we had to find and go to win the event organized by GM Luna and Phoenix. Only few of us had found it.
This was the beginning of the event organized by GM Luna and Phoenix.
This was the beginning of the Hide and Seek event some days ago.
This was during the last organized by GM Azul before he had to come back from Taïwan I think. There was so many people.
This was during the last round of the event Minority organized by GM Rainbow where questions were asked to the participants and the goal was to choose the answer that would have been chosen by the less people. At the final round, the question was "What do you think about GM Rainbow ?". I chose "GM Rainbow is the best !" and everyone else chose the other answer which was something like "You're slimy and short. The worst GM". At the end, I was the only winner !
Those were very funny and nice moments to me. Hope you'll enjoy them
By GM Howl
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!
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:
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!
By GM Howl
One of the central ways that new players visit TalonRO is thanks to some wonderful and attractive banners to show the world what this great community is all about! With our new website on the way, it's only appropriate that we update our look to the world with a fresh set of new banners, too!
TalonRO uses these banners on a variety of highly-visited sites, such as the voting topsites, RMS, advertisements, Facebook, and more! Colorful, enticing, animated banners attract a lot of views, and with that come even more players and more exciting fun on the horizon! Better still, we're offering heaps of Talon Coins for winning banners - letting your work not only be a part of TalonRO, but a great signal to the world on what the magic is all about!
There are three categories of banners we're looking for in this competition:
Banner Style # 1: 520 x 100
Banner Style # 2: 468 x 60
Banner Style # 3: 120 x 60 (note: this size can not be animated)
You are free to submit as many banners as you want in any category! The banners should, at a minimum, say TalonRO on them. For those wishing to use the Official TalonRO Logo, you can obtain a copy here: TalonRO Logo 2016 Without TamTam or TalonRO Logo 2016 With TamTam We also recommending the inclusion of any of our key terms below; feel free to pick 3-4 below, change the wording, or even make up your own unique terms! Dynamic rates between 5/5/3 and 8/8/3 Episode 13.3 - El Dicastes 1300+ online every day Unique Reward System Achievements System Port Malaya Endless Tower, Sealed Shrine & Orc Instance Nidhoggur Dungeon 180+ Custom Hairstyles 1000+ Awesome hats Orphanage Resting System Unique Mining System Unique Jewelcrafting System Tons of custom features and quests Custom Pets No wipes, ever. Regular updates The maximum file size(s) for the banner(s) are: 468x60: 100kb 520x100: 400kb Submission Methods and Deadline.
To enter your banner for competition entry, simply post it into this thread as an attached image! Please also keep the uncompressed version as well. If you win, we'll be asking you for that version! Entries can be in both PNG, JPG and GIF format - whichever you prefer.
The deadline for this competition is on April 30th. All valid entries must be posted in this thread by 11:59pm on April 30th to qualify.
Prizes will depend on the type of entry - and we'll have multiple winners in each category, potentially! The prizes are listed below:
520 x 100 Banners: Two winners maximum 30 Talon Coin Prize 468 x 60 Banners: Two winners maximum 20 Talon Coin Prize 120 x 60 Banners: Two winners maximum 10 Talon Coin Prize As always, we're looking forward to the amazing things that each of you will come up with! Now is your chance to show off some amazing skills in the banner department. Thank you for your continued support and best of luck to all participants!