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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 Quests: MU Episode 2

Hi guys, today we added a series of 5 quests:

  • Malicious Uprising #1
  • Malicious Uprising #2
  • Malicious Uprising #3
  • Malicious Uprising #4
  • Malicious Uprising #5

These quests can all be found under Episode 2 > Extermination, and are the Episode 2 equivalent quests of the "Mop-Up Operation" quest series. These quests were all made by GuardianGirth.

We hope you enjoy playing on Ephinea!


Posted Nov 27th, 2016, 12:19 (UTC) by Matt (28)

 

Server upgrade finished 11/21/2016

The Xen upgrade to the servers has been completed. Although Lumireis is not online at the moment, it will be back soon.

Thanks and have fun playing, everyone.


Posted Nov 21st, 2016, 09:22 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)

 

Upcoming server downtime 11/21/2016 01:00 CST

There will be downtime that is scheduled to last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours on 11/21/2016, starting at 01:00 CST. The host is doing a Xen upgrade to all the servers. (This includes the website server too.)

Downtime in other time zones:

01:00 - 03:00 CST
23:00 - 01:00 PST (Starts on 11/20/2016)
02:00 - 04:00 EST
07:00 - 09:00 UTC

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Partial quote from host (we will be taking down the game 30 minutes prior and giving them the max time quoted plus 30 more minutes):
[quote]We are planning to reboot the machine hosting your VDS at approximately 1:30am CST on November 21, 2016, in order to upgrade it to the most recent version of Xen. This is necessary because the new version includes a fix for a newly-discovered, critical Xen vulnerability.

For the reboot, your VDS will need to be shut down, then booted back up. We estimate that downtime will last 15-60 minutes.[/quote]


Posted Nov 20th, 2016, 19:39 (UTC) by Sodaboy (1)

 

HBR Change, Halloween Over, New Quests

Hi guys, here's a small update for November.

The Hunters Boost Road has been changed to feature the following quests:

  • Lost Heat Sword
  • Lost Ice Spinner
  • Lost Soul Blade
  • Lost Hell Pallasch

These are the Lost Episode 1 quests and can be found under retrieval. They will last until early December.

Furthermore, the Halloween decorations and quest are now removed, though the rare quest system will be staying until, well, further notice since it's still largely unfinished. We hope nobody has any issues with this.

Lastly, we've added two new quests by GuardianGirth:

  • Villainous Rift #1
  • Villainous Rift #2

These two quests are the EN/PW/WoL equivalent for Temple/Spaceship. Just like PW, they will also reward you with lucky coins. You can find them in Episode 2 Multiplayer > Extermination.

We hope you enjoy playing on Ephinea.


Posted Nov 8th, 2016, 21:56 (UTC) by Matt (8)

 

Halloween Event Update

After "about a week" (read: two weeks), we've finally pushed out the small update for Halloween.

Like last year, there will now be a chance of gaining access to rare quests when you load the quest counter. When you have access to the rare quests, you will have access to them as long as you don't leave the ship or log off. Please note that there is a cooldown on the rare quest rolls.

Unlike last year though, we've designed our own special quests.

Unfortunately, due to time/work-constraints, there are only 3 quests for now:

  • Caves
  • Mines
  • CCA (this one is probably subject to change)

The others will be added as they're finished over the course of the event. For now, due to this, there will be no set end time to the end of the event, although Pioneer Halloween and Hallo Rappies are still due to end on the 7th of November.

We hope you enjoy!

Feedback on the quests will be appreciated, as well! They're all open to tweaks should players dislike them in any way.


Posted Oct 31st, 2016, 20:39 (UTC) by Matt (44)

 

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