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Battlegrounds Overhaul
We've been working hard to bring the Battlegrounds to the next level.
This includes bug fixes, game mode changes, lots of new shop content and features, so let's get right into detail!

Currency
To streamline the shops and make it easier for everyone to understand, we've removed the 3-way currency (Valor- and Bravery Badges).
So make sure to take your left-overs badges with you the next time you're speaking to any of the battleground merchants.
They will convert all your old badges (including old Heroism Badge) to the new Heroism Badge currency. The currency conversion however comes with a fee, to ensure a balanced economy with the new shop content.

You can now farm a maximum amount of 600 badges per day. Once you've reached the limit, you will be informed in your chatlog. You can continue to play the battlegrounds, but no further Heroism Badges will be given. The daily rewards do not count to this limit.


Daily Rewards
Win 5 Battleground matches to claim your daily reward of 100 Heroism Badges and with some luck, one of the new Ascended reward chests on top! You have to talk to the Retired Champion to claim your reward. He will also inform you about your current progress.

Your victories will reset daily at midnight (server time), so make sure you claim your reward as soon as you've reached your goal.
Won matches are game mode independent and count account-wide.
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Announcer
Our wise, old man Erundek is here to give a shoutout in case you're looking for some opponents. He can trigger a server-wide invitational announcement if you're seeking for more activity in our battlegrounds.

Since he's an experienced veteran, he can also teach you on how the different game modes exactly work.
We can only recommend his expertise to get yourself an advantage on the battlefield or to get into the basics if you're just joining the fight.
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Reward Shops
The reward shops have been entirely re-organized. And yes, we've added new content for you to explore!
Telma - Offers cheap supplies for your battles
Jhinsi - Offers Battleground exclusive headgears, costumes and the Domovoi Pet!
Blacksmith - Offers valuable PvP gear for our beginners
Glorious Blacksmith - Offers advanced up to Ascended armor sets and weapons
Eminent Armorsmith - Offers 3 entirely new and custom Ascended armor sets!
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- Adjusted the strength of several Battleground weapons that lacked in power compared to other weapons (Bow, Pistol, Fist, Claw, Guitar)


Game Mode Changes
- Eye Of Storm, Bossnia and Domination have been removed from our Battleground rotations.
  They've all shared the same, really large map and a lot of players did not understand the modes at all. This shortens the rotation time for your favourite game modes.
- Removed Free For All mode. This mode was never used by our playerbase which was a standalone, next to the rotation.
- Team Deathmatch goal has been reduced from 99 kills to 33
- Triple Inferno goal has been recuded from 99 sacrifices to 33
- Rush mode duration has been increased to 8 minutes in total and the announcements for the timer have been adjusted
- Reward balancings on all game modes applied


Bug Fixes
 - Fixed bug that enemies did not show the sword icon on mouseover, so it was impossible to attack them in a lot of cases.
   We're now using the official attacking system, which means the BG emblems and team names are no more shown on characters. Now you have to rely on the sword icons shown above the heads of your opponents.
 - Added item restrictions for the colored skulls dropped during Triple Inferno to prevent abuse such as placing them into the storage
 - The healer NPCs in Triple Inferno can no longer be accessed from inside the battle area as they are now out of sight


Other Tweaks
 - You can now warp directly to the battlegrounds by using @go bg
 - Lifted Camera roation restrictions inside the battlegrounds room
 - Your character will now stay inside the battlegrounds room if you relog
 - Maximum amount of ranked matches has been reduced from 50 to 30
 - Top 10 players from the rankings do no more recieve additional badge rewards
 - Lifted Body Relocation restriction on all game modes unless Capture the Flag and Stone Control
 - Blocked Sanctuary for now during BG as its able to heal the emperiums during Conquest and Rush mode
 - Removed obsolete teleporter NPC



Cash Shop Update
Permanent price reductions

To make our Account Plus system more accessable, we've reduced its price permanently.
On top of that, we're now offering a 1, 3 or 6 months membership item in our cash shop where you can benefit even more!

- Storage Expansion price has been permanently reduced from 2500CP to 2200CP
- Deluxe Pet Box price has been permanently reduced from 1000CP to 800CP
- Name Change Contract has been permanently reduced from 950CP to 800CP
Added new Deluxe Pet Mythlit to the Deluxe Pet Box 3349.gif
New Account Plus feature
- Gemstone requirement of most skills will be reduced by 1
It's basically the same effect as being offered by Mistress Card and does with that not reduce every skill requirement.



Adventure Guild

Added new Pets from the Lit series to the Adventure Guild store.
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Instances
Horror Toy Factory

Release of official Horror Toy Factory Instance!
This replaces our custom pre-release version and adds Black Bear Joe to enchant your Toy Factory gear.
The main shop is still custom, to offer you the convenience to take a look at the items before you buy them.

Note: Entrance and shops are now located at xmas 235 300
Players who've been banned from the Horror Toy Factory for bug abusing can now access the Horror Toy Factory again.
Please keep in mind to report bugs instead of abusing them in the first place. The currency conversion penalty however will stay for now.

Bangungot Hospital
- Refactored entire script which fixes several bugs related to the instance
- Updated monster stats related to the instance

Item Database update with all latest item effects and fixes



Althea
- Added new tool and gear merchants to the Gathering Store
- Guide NPC menu arrangement has been adjusted to be able to access warp locations faster
- Moved a few NPCs out of the shadows so they are better visible



Token Shop
To offer more variety to our Costume Shop Clerk, the rotation system has been changed.
The shop now rotates on a weekly basis each monday morning. The shop will then randomly pick a shop, consisting of 6 costumes from a big pool of shops.
The new costume pool is big enough that it will require aprox. 1 year to rotate through all the new costumes available with this update.
Depending on the costume rarity, some items may appear more often than others, so make sure to save some tokens in case something rare appears!



Bug Fixes
- Fixed the issue of getting stuck when talking to the refine NPCs while item security was activated
    Applied item security function to all refinement NPCs
- Fixed Queen Scaraba Card effect
- Fixed invalid damage on WoE maps
- Fixed potential map server crash when character data is being loaded before its stats have been calculated.
- Resolved monsters having certain stats reset to their database values when the monsters status is recalculated
- Resolved some monster, homunculus, mercenary and elemental stats not being properly recalculated when setting the unit data
- Fixed issues related to wrong cart weight calculations
- Added missing Elemental Resist Potion icon
- Update character names of all party members on rename
- Refactored custom NPC view IDs
    This fixes several issues related to official scripts using our custom NPC visuals.
- Fixed missing clothing colors on all classes. There are now 700 available cloth colors in total

 

Other
- Tweaked some camera angles for several maps with strict view restrictions
- Severeal bug fixes and optimizations in our Novice Grounds
- Blocked Poison Bottle in PvP areas to prevent players to kill themselfs as suicides through them do not count as death inside the rankings
- All latest official item, monster and npc updates
- Added Metal Dragon Pet to the WoE shop
 

Favourite Items
Items inside the favourite inventory tab are now being hidden while selling items.
So you don't sell your favourite items by accident.

2nd Major Source Code Cleanup
This streamlines our update-pipeline even further which reduces our overhead expenses while upgrading GatheringRO to the latest content.

+5 Foods
- Their effect stays now after death
- Healing effect has been removed and with that the restriction for their usage in PvP areas lifted
- Duration has been increased to 30 minutes



Balancings
Items

- Adjusted the strength of several Battleground weapons that lacked in power compared to other weapons (Bow, Pistol, Fist, Claw, Guitar)
- Removed movement speed bonus from two costumes which unintentionally had the bonus hidden in their scripts
- Disabled the item Evil Spirits Gloves on PvP enabled maps
- Fallen Angel Wing, Archangel Wing and Emperium Wing effects have been increased


Skills

Mechanic
- Increased damage of the Vulcan Arm skill
- Increased damage of the Cart Termination skill
- Increased initial damage and 'Eruption' damage of the Magma Eruption skill and decreased cooldown
- Increased Magic damage done by and HP of the minions of the FAW Magic Decoy skill
- Reduced cooldown and after cast delay of the Axe Tornado skill
- Reduced cooldown of the Axe Boomerang skill
- Increased cooldown of the Repair skill
- Reduced damage of the Self Destruction skill

Ranger
- Increased damage of the Warg Strike skill
- Increased damage of the Sensitive Keen skill
- Removed fixed cast time of the Falcon Assault skill and added a short cooldown
- Decreased fixed cast time of the Sharp Shooting skill and added a short cooldown
- Slightly increased damage of the Cluster Bomb skill

Rebellion
- Increased damage of the Rapid Shower skill
- Slightly Increased damage of the Fire Dance skill
- Slightly Increased damage of the Round Trip skill
- Removed fixed cast time of the Fallen Angel skill and reduced its cooldown

Minstrel
- Reduced after cast delay of the Arrow Vulcan skill

Royal Guard
- Increased damage of the Shield Chain skill
- Increased damage of the Shield Boomerang skill
- Reduced damage of the Overbrand skill

Rune Knight
- Increased damage of the Storm Blast rune

Sorcerer
- The crystallization status now varies from 2.0 ~ 2.5 seconds, still depending on your vit.

Guillotine Cross
- Increased damage of the Meteor Assault skill
- Removed fixed cast time of the Soul Breaker skill, reduced its after cast delay, increased its damage and added short cooldown


Skill updates and fixes

- Feint Bomb - Backslide effect now works while wearing an item that has an active NoKnockBack bonus
- Coluceo Heal fixed aftercast animation
- Crush Strike duration has been officialy reduced from 3 minutes to 30 seconds
- Vanish damage interaction with certain skills has been fixed 
    Devotion and Shadow Form damage bypass Vanish damage
- Enchant Deadly Poison no longer increases Meteor Assault damage
- Backslide will no longer show an animation when player stands against a wall. SP is still being consumed.
- Corrected Cloud Kill Poison resistance. Poisoning effect from Cloud Kill is now able to be resisted. (chance to be affected reduced by VIT, 200 VIT provides immunity)
- Freezing and Crystalize are no longer considered Body Status Changes and are now stackable with other statuses
- Crystalize now works on monsters
- Crystalize no longer has a wind element damage bonus
- Targets under Crystalize and Deep Sleep can no longer consume items
- Targets under Stun and White Imprison can no longer be affected by OPT statuses
- Freezing no longer removes Burning

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Wow! Thanks, Everade!

Now that the Fallen Angel Wings can be bought, did the Fallen Angel Wings enchanter over at the Eden Group also get implemented?

Are the new battleground ascended armors account bound or can they be traded?

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The Fallen Angel WIng enchanter has not been implemented yet but the enchanter for the Arcangel wings is ingame mal_in01 14 16 (thanks to Flying Dutchman). The gear you mentioned is account bound.

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50% dmg reduc for ob? :( whats the computation and basis for this? why nerf the only good offensive rg skil? :( 

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@Hurt Locker, it was not nerfed by 50%. It still deals very decent damage and RG has more than OB to deal damage (holy cross, shield chain, sacrifice, rage burst...). Use magnum break before you cast OB and you will get 20% more damage. 

@Leaphar, why? What's wrong with it? High luk should reduce the duration while hard MDEF provides resistance and even immunity if high enough

@Hurt Locker, I believe since it was changed by rathena that White Imprison is blocked by GTB we have to add it to the GRB skill list that penetrate GTB. 

 

 

 

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Just now, Rayleigh said:

@Hurt Locker, it was not nerfed by 50k. 

@Leaphar, why? What's wrong with it?High luk should reduce the duration while hard MDEF provides resistance and even immunity if high enough

@Hurt Locker, I believe since it was changed by rathena that White Imprison is blocked by GTB we have to add it to the list of skills for GRB. We will do that asap

 

 

 

No no not 50k rather 50% :) can I know the computation for the dmg reduction? without gods a normal RG will do a damage of 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 OB damage even with descent equips what was the bench mark for this damage reduction? now compare that to a sura without gods and with descent equips, he can easily land 10,000.00 - 30,000.00 damage.

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Oh darn the Battlelord's Boots are account bound /swt

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1 hour ago, Aii said:

This UPDATE!!!
It will pull me back, they are all I want to be updated from long time ago...>.<

IKR 

 

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  • Haha @Aii, Gunslinger mentality XD
  • @LKshaye new update :D
  • I hope we will have a free trade weekend or atleast 1 to 3 days allowance to trade back some items like my GSET with my AB :( 

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10 hours ago, Everade said:

Guillotine Cross
- Increased damage of the Meteor Assault skill
- Removed fixed cast time of the Soul Breaker skill, reduced its after cast delay, increased its damage and added short cooldown

FINALLY!!! A long range attack for GX!!!! /lov2

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4 minutes ago, raphaelluigi said:

FINALLY!!! A long range attack for GX!!!! /lov2

lol u mean instant range attack hueuheuh

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3 hours ago, Rayleigh said:

@Hurt Locker, it was not nerfed by 50%. It still deals very decent damage and RG has more than OB to deal damage (holy cross, shield chain, sacrifice, rage burst...). Use magnum break before you cast OB and you will get 20% more damage. 

@Leaphar, why? What's wrong with it? High luk should reduce the duration while hard MDEF provides resistance and even immunity if high enough

@Hurt Locker, I believe since it was changed by rathena that White Imprison is blocked by GTB we have to add it to the GRB skill list that penetrate GTB. 

 

 

 

Try using Nebula Aura (35) + WOE Set (25) + 2 Dark Rosary (30) and 77 luk, MDEF would be around 90 which should be 90% resistance right? Then the 77 luk should provide the missing 10% to give 100% immunity. Am i right?

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I can't earn any badges from 428++ onwards even though it says that you can earn up to 500 badges per day for our BG? D:

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