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Welcome to Ephinea

Hello and welcome to Ephinea, our Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst private server. We’re a group of fans trying to recreate the classic PSOBB experience, and building around that core with new content and features.

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Latest Updates -

Regarding the use of third-party tools

For a while on Ephinea, we've allowed the usage of third-party tools for markedly positive quality of life improvements. These include things such as the ability to check the drops on the floor without having to look at everything individually, as well as having a better chat log on screen.

However, recently, people have created tools which allow them to have a significant advantage over other users, and people being banned for the usage of these tools has had some users questioning what is and isn't allowed.

Simply put:

Any third party tool which gives the user a significant advantage over other users playing legitimately is grounds for an immediate permanent ban, as this strays into the realm of cheating. Any tool that also allows the player to view details about another player that they're not supposed to is also not allowed.

It does not matter what the tool actually does, whether it's simply pulling information or actively editing the game.

For example:


  • Floor Item Reader
  • Chat Log Addon
  • Buff/Debuff Reader
  • Monster HP Reader


  • Rare Monster Reader
  • Other Players' Inventory Reader

This list is not exhaustive (for both categories), and you may be banned for any tool not listed here without warning if the staff deem it to be a significant gameplay advantage. We do not do technicalities; use your common sense.

Any bans before this post for the usage of third-party tools will also not be lifted.

If you have any questions, please message a member of staff.

Thanks for your understanding, and we hope you enjoy playing on Ephinea.

Posted Jun 4th, 2018, 14:30 (UTC) by Matt (0)


Hunters Boost Road Changed

The Hunters Boost Road for June is as follows:

  • Phantasmal World #1
  • Phantasmal World #2
  • Phantasmal World #3
  • Phantasmal World #4

You can find this series of quests under Extermination in Episode 2.

The Seasons Shop quest has also been modified so that certain items are not available (the Hearts and Mag Kits). Stuff will be done sometime in the future.

We hope you enjoy playing on Ephinea!

Posted Jun 4th, 2018, 11:43 (UTC) by Matt (0)


Maintenance concluded for June 1st, 2018

Maintenance has concluded for June 1st, 2018.

The following changes were made:

- Fixed level up issue introduced with Seasons Shop update.
- Reintroduced rare drop SFX. (Thanks to [USER=3]@tofuman[/USER] for squashing the memory leak bug once and for all.)
- Changed numbering scheme for Ephinea's DLL.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted Jun 1st, 2018, 15:38 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


Intermittent Connectivity Issues: May 31st, 2018

There is something going on at the Chicago data center over at NFOservers which is causing connectivity issues with Ephinea. Quotes from the staff over there:

[quote]We are currently investigating an issue with our Chicago PoP that seems to be breaking connectivity for most clients.

Update @ 3:48pm CDT: It appears that both of our routers at this location are repeatedly rebooting. We are investigating why at this time, but it likely relates to an OS issue combined with some sort of attack. We are working to update the routers.

Update @ 4:57pm CDT: The routers both restarted again, causing an interruption in connectivity. We are continuing to work continuously on how this can be resolved.[/quote]

Hopefully, it will be resolved completely soon, but no estimated time to a solution.

Posted May 31st, 2018, 22:38 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


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