By ／人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼
Welcome to The Elements!
Our savepoint is in El Dicastes, and we're currently recruiting any level 80+ characters.
We are a casual PvP guild created with the intention of challenging the current meta, teaching willing players, and just having fun! If you're interested at all in PvP but have no idea where to start, this might just be the place for you.
We're not a WoE guild, but you'll sometimes catch us in the castle on weekends. We will also participate actively in Battlegrounds once it returns.
Hi! My name is Adrian and the main character (and guild leader) I use is Per Se. I've played RO for quite a long time and most of my experience is in PvP and WoE (though I have participated in high end PvM). I've led many WoE guilds in the past but this'll be the first time I've led a pvp guild. I hope this guild helps promote a more active pvp setting where we can regularly hold team events and keep pvp exciting!
Hello! My IGN is Mastela, but I’d prefer if you called me Robyn. Being the more quiet of the two, my strong point is leading from behind the scenes - helping members understand their classes and making the guild an ejoyable place to be for everyone. I have over a decade of RO experience spanning from high-end PvM to leading WoE guilds, but I believe you should never stop learning new things! I hope you’ll find it easy to talk to me about anything and everything, and maybe even teach me a thing or two.
We're a pretty laid back group of people, but we do ask a few things of our members!
- Follow the rules and guildelines of TalonRO.
- As this is an international guild, English is our primary language.
- We have members from all sorts of guilds and walks of life. Leave your rivalries at the door, please!
Even if you're not a member of our guild, you're welcome to come chat with us on Discord! We have roles and custom emotes to suit all of your PvP needs. https://discord.gg/5U7mnbB
For those interested in joining us, please apply at the link below or shoot myself or @hazelae a message on the forums! You can also find us both in the above Discord link.
Apply Today! https://panel.talonro.com/guild/apply/48/
By GM Howl
As 2018 comes to a close, our community has many wonderful things to celebrate - but there are also opportunities where we're looking forward to doing better. One of these areas is a renewed focus on our PvP-related content on TalonRO, which we're kicking off today. Although we are proud of all that 2017 has brought in our tenth anniversary, we know that our work in PvP, Battlegrounds, and WoE has a lot of catching up to do, and that our development and energy around PvP has not caught up in the same way. Achieving a high-quality experience in PvP, BG, and WoE takes effort, expertise, and a strong desire to get it right. Moreover, we want to take an honest reflection and simply say this: we're committed to building out a better PvP experience, and have listened to your feedback with the aim of making our PvP content as rich, robust, and dynamic as every other aspect of gameplay.
Behind the scenes, we've been working to build muscle in PvP gameplay, hiring a new and expert round of Gamemasters who will lead the Battle Initiative - a collaborative, comprehensive effort dedicated to bringing a holistic PvP offering we know many in the community have been waiting to experience. PvP, WoE, and Battlegrounds are indeed special aspects of the RO experience - offering some of the most fun, action-packed, and dynamic challenges which this beloved game has to offer. We also know this is a journey that we can't do without you - and your feedback will be invaluable going forward. Our goal is to build an experience which is worthy of being part of TalonRO - and it's our pleasure to highlight some of the areas we've been working on, and what we're looking forward to bringing you in early 2018!
Battlegrounds has been in high demand from the community - and we're committed to bringing it back and doing it right! This new experience starts with our new Battlegrounds Beta: a community-driven test of our newest Battlegrounds experience. Moreover, we're inviting you to help shape the experience directly - with a closed beta test of our new Battlegrounds! If you've been waiting for BG to return to TalonRO, now is your time to help us test drive our latest innovations and solutions. Your feedback and participation will be essential to unveiling a wonderful new BG mode of gameplay!
Battlegrounds Closed Beta
Join us for a beta test of our newest Battlegrounds innovations! Your feedback and participation will help shape TalonRO's Battlegrounds in a hands-on, direct way! Sign up at our Battlegrounds Closed Beta area, where your skills and experiences will influence BG on TalonRO! Please be an experienced Battlegrounds participant - meaning that you are familiar with how Battlegrounds works / operates, how to form teams, modes of gameplay, etc. Please also have PvP and/or Battlegrounds equipment at the ready on your character to ensure proper participation. Once enough players have signed up, our Closed BG Beta will be ready in mid-January 2018. Official details will come in January for those participants, making a release of Battlegrounds among our top priorities. If you're looking forward to BG's return, we need your help in testing! Volunteer and we'll send instructions in January 2018!
Events on TalonRO are ready to get a proper PvP treatment as well - and our Event team is coordinating with our experts in the Battle side of the house to offer some fun, new additions to our live in-game event lineup! One of our first offerings is the new Rumble Madness event: a free-for-all PvP event where the last player standing will emerge victorious. This event is already in our Event lineup, and we're looking forward to bringing you even more PvP-oriented events in 2018, mixing the action up with our other event offerings in-game for all to enjoy!
PvP In-Game Events
Join us in-game for the new Rumble Madness event! This free-for-all PvP event pits players against one another, where the last player standing will win! Our offering for this event occurs weekly on different days at a variety of timezone offerings to accommodate many different players. Our Battle GMs have already been hosting this event live in-game - and we hope that you'll enjoy a round or two sometime! Anyone is welcome to participate - though possessing both proper gear and knowledge are a helpful plus! Both Vanilla and Unrestricted modes are offered on this event, as well as 2v2 modes in final rounds of event gameplay. Be on the lookout for this event through in-game announcements, as well as announcements on our TalonRO Discord channel! More live in-game events are scheduled and being planned in 2018 as a collaborative effort between our Event and Battle Gamemasters. We'd also love to hear your input and suggestions for these teams on fun ideas that you'd like to see offered for PvP events as well!
Talon Trials is our upcoming new 1v1 PvP tournament, and we're excited to be bringing this out of development and into a live offering in early 2018! Current plans for this special event include live streaming and commentating, along with challenging twists and precise rules aimed at drawing out only some of the most elite and promising PvP players among the community!
Moreover with the introduction of Talon Trials, we're pleased to unveil the development of new, precise PvP-oriented maps - designed to optimize battle and improve the PvP experience! We're looking forward to improving current layouts and providing new, intricate, and more challenging layouts for all skill levels of PvP.
Be on the lookout for the new Talon Trials 1v1 event! This new tournament offering is in development, and will present a variety of planned features, such as: Live streaming and commentating of matches Exciting prizes (as always!) New, custom maps designed to provide intricate and challenging layouts for match play - such as a sample of the map for match play below!
War of Emperium on TalonRO has been undergoing months of careful planning, feedback, and development - and the Battle Initiative team is putting the icing on this enormous cake with a variety of enhancements to the War of Emperium framework. Plans in this space go well beyond castle rotations and different modes of WoE: new plans include making the performance of guilds count in the WoE ecosystem, rankings, social and tangible impacts inside of WoE - regardless of whether or not a guild manages to keep a castle, and much more. This offering is one of our most advance undertakings yet, and represents the start of a journey to make War of Emperium shine. We'll need your help to get this right, but expect that these developments will represent a major part of our behind the scenes efforts in the upcoming year.
War of Emperium
We're adding a variety of enhancements to the WoE framework, including making guild performance matter - both socially and tangibly. Be on the lookout for beta testing of this new WoE offering to come as soon as February or March, with full implementation of the new WoE system planned for Spring of 2018! These additions will accompany a whole new ecosystem of changes, including in-game frameworks and related touchpoints all throughout TalonRO's many offerings.
Finally, we recognize that PvP thrives on robust conversation and competition, as well as knowledge sharing to help get players who are new to this mode of gameplay interested and up to speed on how to participate! We know that not everyone on TalonRO knows how to participate in PvP, and so the addition of our new PvP subforum is designed to harness the best that PvP has to offer - including spaces for guides, questions, recruitment, video sharing, discussion, feedback, and much more! We know that there's no better indicator of success than community involvement and participation - and we're pleased to offer this new space that's already up and running! We hope that you'll participate to help create the PvP experience we've all been waiting for!
Join the battle in TalonRO's new PvP subforum! This exciting new section features space for discussion, guide creation, recruitment, videos, and much more. This subforum is alive and well and waiting for you! Get started by visiting the subforum feature at the link below:
We know these additions are just the start - and that they have been a long time coming! We also know that we're far from done, but that these efforts represent the start of a renewed focus to make PvP content every bit as robust and dynamic as all of TalonRO can be. We're looking forward to shaping the experience we all know PvP can be together - and we're grateful for your support, encouragement, suggestions, and energy. As always, and with sincere excitement - happy gaming!