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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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Cloudflare data leak

If you've used the "Two-Step Verification" feature of the forum, you should probably change your password.

The Two-Step Verification went through authy.com which is one of the many sites affected by the massive Cloudflare bug which leaked sensitive information recently.

Many big name websites such as OkCupid, Uber, Fitbit, and more were also affected, so if you use those places, you may want to change your password there too.

You can read more about the Cloudflare bug here:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/major-cloudflare-bug-leaked-sensitive-data-from-customers-websites/

Google search "Cloudflare data leak" to find out even more.

Thank you to conenubi701 for the heads-up.


Posted Feb 24th, 2017, 05:53 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

Valentine's Day Party Event

Maintenance has been completed, the following adjustments were made to the server for a Valentine's Day "Party" Event (lasting until 2/21/2017):

- HBR has been changed to the MU Episode 2 series (until March).

- The drop anything rate will be adjusted to the following depending on the number of players in game:

1 player: 100%
2 players: 90% (up from 82%)
3 players: 81% (up from 67%)
4 players: 73% (up from 55%)

- The rare item drop rate will be boosted by the following depending on the number of players in a game:

+0%: 1 player
+5%: 2 players
+10%: 3 players
+20%: 4 players

- In a PSO2 drop style game, the luck bonus that affects a player is the cumulative amount of standard luck bonuses between all players in the game.

Example #1: Player 1 has luck level 1 for 1% boost, player 2 has luck level 3 for 5% boost, player 3 has luck level 1 for 1% boost. The final rare drop rate boost applied to all players is 7%.

Example #2: Player 1 has luck level 3 for 5% boost, player 2 has luck level 2 for 3% boost, player 3 has luck level 1 for 1% boost. The final rare drop rate boost applied to all players is 9%.

- The St. Valentine's Day quest has been activated for Episode 1 single player mode.


Posted Feb 7th, 2017, 06:10 (UTC) by Sodaboy (23)

 

Maintenance occurring 2/7/2017 06:00 UTC

There will be a short maintenance occurring on 2/7/2017 at 06:00 UTC (2/6/2017 22:00 PST and 2/7/2017 01:00 EST)

The maintenance will only be about 15 minutes in length.

Thank you.


Posted Feb 6th, 2017, 23:23 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

January Update

Good evening world, and welcome to 2017! What are your new year's rare item hunts!?

But moving along, the 2016 Ephinea Christmas Event has ended! We hoped you enjoyed the event, apologies for the lack of activity during Christmas, retail work is a killer during the holidays.

We've updated a few things today, some controversial, here is the changelist:

  • Hunters Boost Road has been changed from the WoL series to the Boss Rush series (Towards the Future, Respective Tomorrow and Point of Disaster)
  • ELENOR, Angel's Wings and Devil's Wings can now be equipped by all classes.
  • Episode 1 and 2 boss drop rates have been revamped.*
  • Slight Episode 4 drop rate tweaks.**
  • Clio is now equippable by HUnewearl.***

* For the most part, the drop rates from the bosses have been buffed across the board, with a few exceptions:

- Purplenum Sil Dragon has been changed from Heavenly/HP to Dragon's Claw
- Purplenum Gal Gryphon has been changed from Gal Gryphon's Wing to Heavenly/HP
- Redria Vol Opt Ver. 2 has been changed from God/HP to Heavenly/HP
- Red Ring has been lowered somewhat drastically to reflect its usefulness

** Small buffs.

- Skyly Lame D'Argent is now 1/1024 (from 1/1575)
- Ba Boota Heaven Striker is now 1/2925 (from 1/3900)
- Greenill Daylight Scar is now 1/930 (from 1/1024)
- Oran Daylight Scar is now 1/1204 (from 1/1600)

*** I understand this is a very controversial change, but after lengthy discussion about it, we feel this was really a necessity as everything about Clio made absolutely no sense and was always a hot topic of discussion through all of PSOBB's life span. We decided it was time to end it, and not by removing Clio from RAmarl.

Do note that nothing else will be changing equipment wise (unless it is purely cosmetic, such as the mags).


Posted Jan 9th, 2017, 23:02 (UTC) by Matt (129)

 

Network Maintenance 12/14/2016

Got a message from the network provider for the website and Fodra.

[quote]Between 2am and 6am CST on Wednesday, December 14, we plan to replace our main aggregation switch in Chicago with a newer, faster, and more reliable one. When we swing over the router uplinks to the new switch, we expect for customers to see approximately 5-15 minutes of connectivity loss.[/quote]

JUST FYI, GUYS AND GIRLS!

Although I dislike the large window they give for 5 to 15 minutes of network connectivity loss (4 hour window), just wanted to give you all a heads up that the connectivity to the game will be affected at some point during this window.

All windows for different time zones:

12/14/2016 2am - 6am CST
12/14/2016 3am - 7am EST
12/14/2016 12am - 4am PST
12/14/2016 8am - 12pm UTC


Posted Dec 14th, 2016, 02:02 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

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