Server Changelog 2015

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August, 19th, 2015

  • Summer Race:
    • Added a new item farming mission
    • The Notice Board and Officer NPC now show a more detailed time of when the race starts/ends.
    • A few of the NPC finding quest NPCs had their names changed to prevent duplicates with other NPCs.
  • Boost: Added shortcut commands for @shopjump and @shopfilter, namely: @sj and @sf
  • Boost: Added the latest Kahos and PCBs to the Reward Guru.
  • Reduction: Decreased the vendors per IP address and slightly reduced the maximum vending time to prevent the vending maps from being full.
  • Technical Edit: The ItemDB and MonsterDB on the Control Panel have been updated with the latest info.
  • Technical Edit: Moonlight Flower now spawns on a random location.
  • Bugfix: Fixed some MVPs not having crit-locking protection.
  • Bugfix: The timer on the PvP Hub is now working as intended.

July, 23th, 2015

  • Technical Edit: The jobchanger NPC now works as intended and no longer issues errors when changing to certain job classes.
  • Technical Edit: We’ve fixed certain sections of various maps where you could get stuck in a black area. These should no longer be possible to walk on as intended!
  • Technical Edit: We have fixed the locations of the various food storage depots in Battlegrounds. This should fix issues related with attacking the food storage areas.
  • Skill Edit: The duration of the Kaahi skill for Soul Linkers is now the official 350 seconds. Previously, this was listed as 30 minutes (1800 seconds).
  • New Quest: There’s a new headgear quest for the Sky Hat and Noble Hat. These majestic hats are sure to draw the attention of all around you – and now you can quest for them! The Sky and Noble Hat quests start with Porthos in the Prontera Chivalry Signup building – where you signup for the Culvert Investigation. This building is located in the northwest section of Prontera.
  • New Quest: We’ve also added a quest for the spooky and elegant Entweihen Hairband. Grown from vines located only at the top of the Endless Tower, Etty in Alberta has unlocked its secrets and will share her knowledge on how to make one of these for yourself! This quest starts in Alberta, so be on the lookout for Etty to begin this headgear quest.
  • Boost: The Anopheles Card now drops Box of Thunder in addition to the Tentacle and Cheese Gratin when killing an Insect-type monster.

February, 7th, 2015

  • New Service: Bonus Bundle: Reward Services on TalonRO now becomes the Bonus Bundle. This bundle provides you with expanded available commands for one week, and can be purchased for 50 Copper Coins, which can only be earned by playing and participating in TalonRO! Bonus Bundle commands can be found on our TalonRO Wiki, but have been expanded to include the following new commands:
    •  !whereis: allows you to display a list of spawn maps for a desired monster.
    •  !whodrops: allows you to display a list of monsters which drop a desired item.
    •  !refresh: allows you to refresh your client window and display.
    •  !charinfo: allows you to display your points in cooking, mining, jewelcrafting, and fame.
  • New Drop Rates: Drop rates on TalonRO have changed slightly for cards, while all other drops remain at 3x their normal drop rate:
    • All MVP cards now drop at a 0.5% rate when dropped from a naturally spawned mob. Please note: this new drop rate does not apply to MVPs spawned via Dead/Bloody Branch or those found in the Endless Tower.
    • All regular card now drop at a 0.04% rate when dropped from a naturally spawned mob. Please note: this new drop rate does not apply to MVPs spawned via Dead/Bloody Branch or those found in the Endless Tower.
    • All other non-card drops retain their current adjusted drop rate of 3x normal rates.
  • New Feature: !map: The new global chat, !map, has been added. This command will allow you to broadcast a global chat message to all characters on the map which you are currently on.
  • New Feature: !expcount: This new command will allow you to show how much EXP you are gaining in a certain amount of time. This is useful for determining better leveling maps and progress. The command features several helpful sub-commands:
    • !expcount start. Starts the timer for when to assess EXP earned.
    • !expcount stop. Stops the timer for when to assess EXP gained.
    • !expcount show. Displays the report for EXP gained during the time when the timer is on. This will also display the status of the run timer, EXP, and other information.
    • !expcount clear. Clears the report when using !expcount.
  • Cost Reduction (Reward Guru): The price for a Character Rollback has dropped from 10 TC to 5 TC. Furthermore, the number of Character Rollbacks allowed per character has increased to two (formerly one).
  • Cost Reduction (Reward Guru): The price for a Name Change in the Reward Guru is now free for the first time use. Please note: this does not apply to characters who have already changed their name in the past.
  • Cost Reduction (Reward Guru): Character Rollbacks will be free in the Reward Guru for any character who has a Job Level of 1. This is designed to help characters who accidentally job changed into the wrong job change immediately through the Guru.
  • Cost Reduction (Reward Guru): Pinguicula Cards and Dark Pinguicula Cards now have a reduced price of only 7 TC, down from 10 TC.
  • Boost: The Party Share range has increased by 5 levels from a 15 Base Level range to a 20 Base Level range.
  • Boost: Experience (both Base and Job) gained from a party has increased from 8% per party member to 15% per party member.
  • Boost: The visibility for Rest EXP has been improved. This will now display the percentage of Rest EXP left in various time intervals.
  • Boost: Time in !autotrade has been expanded for all vendors.
  • Boost: Vending restrictions have been lifted for all players to four vending shops per IP address.
  • Boost: New Monsters of the Week have been added into the MOTW rotations. They include the following:
  • Boost: A repairman has been added to Moscovia (262,164).
  • Boost: All Tool Dealers now feature the same items as listed in the Prontera Tool Shop. Items which are unique to specific local Tool Dealers will continue to also be in their respective shops.
  • Boost: New Tool Dealers have been added to several cities at more desirable locations closer to their respective spawn points. Cities with new Tool Dealers include:
    • Aldebaran (184, 132)
    • Ayothaya (220, 184)
    • El Dicastes (258, 211)
    • Einbroch (227, 167)
    • Jawaii (237, 174)
    • Louyang (250, 60)
    • Morocc (208, 91)
    • Malaya (267, 236)
    • Rachel (136, 86)
    • Veins (272, 129)
    • Yuno (193, 122) (Note: This moves the Tool Dealer in Yuno from its previous position at 218, 97)
  • Boost: All Weapon Shop NPCs which previously sold arrows will now also sell the following items:
  • Boost: The Random Quiver item now will give a chance to receive newer quivers as well.
  • PvP: Maps which have proven unpopular in the PvP Hub have been removed. These maps have been replaced with more desirable PvP maps for the Hub Voting Rotation. The current PvP rotation is as follows:
    • Unrestricted: Arena
    • Unrestricted: Geffen Tournament
    • Unrestricted: Classic
    • Unrestricted: Juperos Room
    • Unrestricted: Dungeon
    • Unrestricted: Copass
    • Vanilla: Arena
    • Vanilla: Geffen Tournament
    • Vanilla: Classic
    • Vanilla: Juperos Room
    • Vanilla: Dungeon
    • Vanilla: Copass
  • PvP: The PvP Hub Voting System has been extended to Vanilla PvP. Players may now cast votes for their desired Vanilla PvP map just as is available for Unrestricted PvP.
  • Technical Edit - Important: Command setting for !main, !market, and others are no longer with the Kafra Agents, but rather will be remembered on logging out. For example, using !main on will be remembered by the server, and you will not need to manually change this with a Kafra Agent.
  • Technical Edit: The time required to delete a character has been reduced from 24 hours down to 1 hour.
  • Technical Edit: !main and !market will be enabled by default upon login.
  • Technical Edit: Both Rune Strawberry Cakes and Arunafeltz Desert Sandwiches have seen their obtaining process improved to make "Yes" the default answer with the NPC as it exists with the Schwartzwald Pine Jubilees.
  • Technical Edit: Kafra Staff now show the "Storage" option above the "Save" option in their menus.
  • Technical Edit: The Novice Grounds now reflect recent changes to TalonRO and has been reviewed for clearer language.
  • Technical Edit: In-Game @help has been updated to reflect more helpful and often-used commands for players.
  • Technical Edit: Status icons which displayed unusual text have been fixed and now display their proper description.
  • Technical Edit: Removed the Continental Messengers from all cities. Removal of these NPCs in no way affect quests or quest progression.
  • Technical Edit: Fixed the books for the Manuk and Splendide-based items.
  • Technical Edit: Added in checks to ensure that TalonRO's custom quests will now prevent you from receiving an item when overweight or when having too many items in your inventory. This is to prevent quest progression from encountering errors when an item cannot be received due to overweight status and/or no available inventory slots.