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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 -

Server maintenance complete for February 28th, 2021

EDIT: Server maintenance has been completed. The Valentine's Day event is officially over.

So, the Valentine's Day event was SUPPOSED to end on the 20th, but I got tied up with some things and, yeah, it didn't end.

The event will be now ending on February 28th, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

I've changed the lobbies to the normal event because you're all probably sick of seeing hearts in the lobby by now.

Bonus rates and the quest for Valentine's Day will stay active until the event completely ends on the 28th, though. So, take advantage of them while you can.

Cheers and thank you for playing on Ephinea!


Posted Feb 27th, 2021, 00:34 (UTC) by Sodaboy (3)

 

Ephinea Client Updated to v1201

We have updated the Ephinea client to v1201. You will need to download the updated EXE and DLL from the launcher using online.exe

(Alternatively, you can redownload the installer and reinstall the game.)

With this update, we've removed the need for PsoBB.exe and online.exe to require administrator privileges to run. The installer on the website has also been updated to no longer need administrative privileges to install the game. (Online.exe will be patched to no longer need administrator privileges when you run PsoBB.exe and connect after receiving the new PsoBB.exe and ephinea.dll)

Also, the career menu has been removed from the lobby. When selecting "Statistics", your Hunters Boost Road points will be shown immediately instead.

If you have problems getting into the game, receive a 903 or see DLL ERROR in the lower left of the title screen, you may need to allow the folder for Ephinea to be whitelisted in your antivirus program as it's possible ephinea.dll is being automatically removed upon download.

As always, we would like to remind you that ephinea.dll does not contain any viruses and sometimes comes up as a false positive. You'll just have to trust us on this one, but it's a pretty common occurrence with private servers that modify original game files or distribute their own code.

Changing Ephinea to no longer require administrative privileges to run should not only help in allowing more users to install and run the game, but should also help you feel more safe with running the client software. Also, this should help more 3rd party applications interact with Ephinea without needing administrator privileges as well.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea, see you on Ragol!


Posted Feb 14th, 2021, 20:51 (UTC) by Sodaboy (5)

 

Server Maintenance Concluded for February 6th, 2021

Server maintenance has concluded for February 6th, 2021.

The following changes were made to the game:

- The Valentine's Event has been activated on the server. (You can also find the Valentine's Day quest under Episode 1's One Person "Event" quest category.)

During the Valentine's Event, you will gain bonuses for partying up with other Hunters!

2P: +10% Rare Drop Rate
3P: +15% Rare Drop Rate
4P: +20% Rare Drop Rate

Furthermore, all ongoing daily luck bonuses will be combined in parties.

- HBR has been changed to Sweep-Up Operation EP2.
- The DLL was updated to play Episode 2's transitional music by default in Episode 1's battle maps when used outside of Battle Mode. (Such as in Ender's latest quest.)
- The DLL was also updated to nerf Shock length in Anguish mode.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!


Posted Feb 6th, 2021, 14:51 (UTC) by Sodaboy (3)

 

Forum Upgraded

Hello, we have just finished performing an upgrade of the forum software to the latest version of XenForo. A lot of stuff has changed.

Immediately, you'll probably notice there is no longer any forum chat at the top of the forum. I didn't feel we needed to pay for the new version of the chat, especially since most conversation happens in the Discord anyhow. You can join our Discord server by clicking this link! (I'll get the widget back on the forum page soon.)

Also, some language options have disappeared as there isn't an official translation for them yet for the latest version of XenForo. If you'd like to help provide a forum translation in your own language for us to use, please download the unmodified English language template at https://files.pioneer2.net/language-English-(EN).xml and submit a modified version for us to upload and use.

Uh, if there is anything else related to the forum upgrade, I'll update this topic as necessary or make a new one.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea and thanks for being a part of the community!


Posted Jan 29th, 2021, 17:41 (UTC) by Sodaboy (11)

 

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