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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 -

New Quest Series: Sweep-Up Operation

Hello Ephinea!

We are proud to present a new quest series in Episode 1, "Sweep-Up Operation", is now available. This series was created by @Ender and is designed to be an extension of the "Mop-Up Operation" series.

The quests take place in the following areas:

  • Forest 2
  • Cave 3
  • Mine 2
  • Ruins 2

We hope you enjoy this new quest series!

Furthermore, the Chef in the Anniversary Shop has now been disabled. Timers in the New Mop-Up Operation series has also been restored (finally).

Thanks for playing on Ephinea!


Posted Sep 11th, 2019, 17:30 (UTC) by Matt (10)

 

Server maintenance complete for September 7th, 2019

With the end of this maintenance also comes the end of Ephinea's 4th Anniversary event.

We'd like to thank everyone for participating and being positive throughout the whole thing!

Lots of characters were leveled, badges and items found, rewards received, friends made...

Thank you all for making it another spectacular year and, as always, thank you for playing on Ephinea!

As a side note, the Hunters Boost Road was changed to the Endless Nightmare series!


Posted Sep 6th, 2019, 12:40 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

Server is back online and an update for August 21st, 2019

The work on the power at the data center is complete and the game server is now back online.

Furthermore, we have an update in regards to August 21st's maintenance.

The maintenance on August 21st will NOT cause the game server to go down, but the website will become inaccessible.

Last night's data center work worked on the half of the data center, which included the game server. August 21st's work will work on the other half of the data center which include the game website.

You can expect the website to be down, but the game up, during the following times and time zones:

Central: August 20th 21:30 to August 21st 06:00
Pacific: August 20th 19:30 to August 21st 04:00
Eastern: August 20th 22:30 to August 21st 07:00
UTC: August 21st 02:30 to August 21st 11:00
Japan: August 21st 11:30 to August 21st 20:00

Thank you for understanding and playing on Ephinea!


Posted Aug 17th, 2019, 10:50 (UTC) by Sodaboy (1)

 

Upcoming downtime August 17th and August 21st UTC.

Update: SERVER IS BACK ONLINE!

Original post below:

Our VPS provider has informed us that there will be work done to the power delivery systems in the data center on August 17th between 3am and 11am UTC.

This work will also repeat on August 21st between 3am and 11am UTC.

Each day, they only plan to work on half of the systems, but we don't know which day the Ephinea game server and website, which are two different servers, will be affected.

Ephinea will definitely experience downtime when the game server comes down, and we plan to take the servers offline 30 minutes before the work at the data center happens, so please be prepared for it.

Other time zones for downtime:

Central: August 16th 21:30 to August 17th 06:00 and/or August 20th 21:30 to August 21st 06:00
Pacific: August 16th 19:30 to August 17th 04:00 and/or August 20th 19:30 to August 21st 04:00
Eastern: August 16th 22:30 to August 17th 07:00 and/or August 20th 22:30 to August 21st 07:00
UTC: August 17th 02:30 to August 17th 11:00 and/or August 21st 02:30 to August 21st 11:00
Japan: August 17th 11:30 to August 17th 20:00 and/or August 21st 11:30 to August 21st 20:00

We apologize for the inconvenience but it is out of our hands!


Posted Aug 16th, 2019, 21:48 (UTC) by Sodaboy (1)

 

4th Anniversary Event is live!

After today's maintenance, we've enabled the 4th Anniversary event on the server.

You can click here to find out more details about this event and how it changes compared to last year's anniversary event.

We hope you enjoy the event and thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Update: The trade-up functionality has been restored in the Anniversary Shop. Also, you should be receiving your rewards upon lobby return now.


Posted Aug 3rd, 2019, 17:55 (UTC) by Sodaboy (1)

 

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