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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 -

Jukebox Queue and Ephinea Wiki

There is now a Jukebox queue in the lobby. If a song is playing and you choose another one, your song will be queued to play after the current one is finished. Users can only queue one song each, and GMs can remove songs from the queue if deemed necessary.

Furthermore the following quests have been updated and improved:

  • Lost Shock Gungnir
  • Lost Riot Raygun
  • Lost Devil's Scepter
  • Lost Chaos Calibur
  • Lost Heart Breaker
  • Lost Master's Blaster

And for a quick announcement:

We've been working on a wiki for Ephinea to be able to consolidate information in one area and have an accurate information source. Currently it's not really presentable to the public since it's far too fresh and lacking too much information, however if you're versed with MediaWiki and wish to help contribute, feel free to post in here or drop me a PM and I'll get you set up.

Currently we've just been creating resources, making templates and setting some page standards so that data entry is simple for everyone.

Here are some examples of what we're doing (we've only made weapon pages so far, also note this is all very WIP):

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Once again, if you'd like to help get things set up, drop me a line.


Posted Jul 11th, 2017, 19:11 (UTC) by Matt (1)

 

Low Performance Mode

You'll find the online.exe and ephinea.dll files have been updated.

On the launcher under Options, you'll find another button marked "Low Performance Mode"* Activating this button will make the PSO client push 1 to the sleep variable instead of 0, which reduces PSOBB's CPU usage at a very slight frame mismatch.

For people with lower-end computers, this option should hopefully make PSO overheat your systems less and possibly improve performance.

*If the Low Performance button is blank, open your lconfig.ini file and write "btnLowPerf=Low Performance" at the bottom.


Posted Jul 6th, 2017, 00:07 (UTC) by Matt (11)

 

July Update / Anniversary Event Note

Just minor, here's the changelog for this update:

- Summer Scavenger Event has ended. We hope you enjoyed it, and if you didn't, we'll be taking criticism for next year's Summer mini-event (note that the overall concept will be the same).

- 44 songs have been added to the jukebox. Due to some constraints with the menu interface, 12 older songs have been temporarily removed but will return in the future. You can find the list in a spoiler at the bottom of this post.

- The Hunters Boost Road has been changed to the Phantasmal World series in Episode 2.

- Timers have been re-added to the New Mop-Up Operation quests in multiplayer.

Note about the Anniversary Event

When August rolls around, we'll be kicking off with Ephinea's 2nd Anniversary Event (branded last year as the Summer Event). This event will be similar to last year, but there are some things you should note.

A new set of badges will be added for this event (2nd Anniversary Badges), and only they will be usable in the updated shop quest. The current Summer Badges will not be usable.

The updated shop will see some small changes:

- The Scavenger will be adjusted to have lower chances for 55/60H, and cost will be increased for red weapons.
- The Hunter will have a different weapon set, and most notably no longer offer items at Tier 3 (Black King Bar, Snow Queen, Magical Piece)
- Wedding Dress, Dress Plate and Liberta Kit will not be obtainable.

There will also be some other minor changes, but these are the main things people may want to capitalise on with their remaining badges. If you still hope for any of these items at their current costs, make sure you use your badges now.

If you do not use your badges in time for the 2nd Anniversary, don't worry, as you'll be able to trade your 1st Anniversary badges up to 2nd Anniversary badges, but at a reduced rate (most likely 3 badges for 1, but this is not gospel).

We hope you're looking forward to the Anniversary Event!

[spoiler=Jukebox Music]Other SEGA

Flower Girl - Shenmue
Casino Nights - Sonic Generations
Bridge Zone Remix - Plasma 3 Music
Labyrinth Zone Remix - Plasma 3 Music
Sky Sanctuary Remix - Plasma 3 Music
Splash Hill Zone Remix - Plasma 3 Music
Splash Wave Remix - Plasma 3 Music
Golden Axe Theme (Metal Version) - islandrocks
Chant This Charm - Billy Hatcher & The Giant Egg
Chemical Plant Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Death Egg Zone Act 1 - Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Destinations Unknown - The Terminator
Ignite Infinity - Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity
Rare Drop Koi Koi - Phantasy Star Online 2
The Last Story - Phantasy Star Universe
Planet Palma - SEGAROCKS
Phantasy Star Online - Sonic Pinball Party
Rise or Fall - Phantasy Star 2
Rune's Theme - Phantasy Star 4
Rusty Ruin Zone 1 - Sonic 3D Blast
Save This World - Phantasy Star Universe
Scramble - Silpheed
Silent Zone - Phantasy Star 2
Sonic Boom Ending Theme - Sonic CD
I'm a Spy - Sonic Adventure 2
Taisetsu na Mono - Phantasy Star Zero
Tomorrow is Mine - Bayonetta 2
Living Universe - Phantasy Star Portable 2
Mr. Unsmiley - Sonic Adventure 2
Stage 1/Stage 6 - Vectorman
Golden Axe: Wilderness (Metal Version) - Aki Jarvinen

Other

Moon Theme Remix - Plasma 3 Music
Opening, Bombing Mission - Final Fantasy VI
Bran Bal, the Soulless Village - Final Fantasy IX
Deja Vu - Dave Rodgers
The Valedictory Elegy - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Esto Gaza - Final Fantasy IX
Giants' Theme - Legend of Zelda, Majora's Mask
God Hand - Masafmi Takada
Greid, the Capital of Freedom - White Knight Chronicles
Ancient Groover - Ragnarok Online
Sunset of Puyo Puyo - Puyo Puyo CD
Bloodshot Ramparts Combat - Borderlands 2
Ryu's Theme - Street Fighter 2
Safety - Cave Story+
City Ruins (Shade) - NieR:Automata
Snake Eater - Metal Gear Solid 3
Tank! - Cowboy Bebop
Terran Theme 1 - StarCraft
Weight of the World - J'Nique Nicole (NieR:Automata)
Section 2 - Silver Surfer

Temporarily Removed

Ice Cap Zone 1 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Title - Phantasy Star Zero
Reve - Phantasy Star Zero
Go Straight - Streets of Rage 2
Shenmue Main Theme - Shenmue
Aquarium Park (Act 1) - Sonic Colors
Sega Saturn Shiro! - Sanshiro Serious Sports
Let Mom Sleep - Jet Set Radio
The Concept of Love - Jet Set Radio
Confrontation - Phantasy Star Portable 2
Crad-6TH - Phantasy Star Portable 2
Meet Them Head-On! - Phantasy Star 4[/spoiler]


Posted Jul 2nd, 2017, 23:42 (UTC) by Matt (9)

 

Server downtime 6/20/2017 1:15am CT

Update: Everything back online as of 3:03am CT.

The game server will be taken down at about 1:15am 6/20/2017, Central Time, for some OS upgrades at the data center. Estimated downtime is 30 to 90 minutes. (Can't give you a better window than that, sorry.)

Actual upgrade will occur at 1:30am and, at that time, both the game and website will be down.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause anyone.

Time conversions:

11:15pm 6/19/2017 Pacific Time
2:15am 6/20/2017 Eastern Time
6:15am 6/20/2017 GMT


Posted Jun 19th, 2017, 16:53 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

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