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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)

 

Unitxt Fixes and Changelog for 12/12

Good evening everyone, here's a few changes I've done in the past couple of days:

  • The default Christmas music has been replaced with PSU's Christmas music.
  • Christmas Fiasco's BGM Control has been removed, so it plays the normal area music.
  • One item has been added to the Ultimate Present list, while the TypeSL/Slicer has been moved to Very Hard only.
  • Villainous Rift #1's meseta has been nerfed from 32,000 in Ultimate to 8,000 in Ultimate.
  • The English Unitxt has been updated to fix numerous misinformation and typos. Please check the spoiler below for a full changelog.

If you have any other issues, please remember to let one of the staff members know!

Thank you for playing on Ephinea, and have a wonderful Holiday period!

[spoiler=Unitxt changes]
Unitxt changelog:

HP/Ressurection ? HP/Resurrection
TP/Ressurection ? TP/Resurrection

Item name Typos.

Nug2000-Bazooka ? NUG2000-Bazooka
Gi Gue's body ? Gi Gue's Body
Parasitic gene "Flow" ? Parasitic Gene "Flow"
Parasitic cell Type D ? Parasitic Cell Type D
magic rock "Heart Key" ? Magic Rock "Heart Key"
magic rock "Moola" ? Magic Rock "Moola"
Letter of appreciation ? Letter of Appreciation

Capitalization.

Daylight Scar:
"Does more damage when HP is low." ? "Sacrifices HP for a powerful attack."

Corrected misinformation.

Yunchang:
"Damage increases as HP gets lower." ? "Sacrifices HP for a powerful attack."

Corrected misinformation.

Excalibur:
"A golden sword that gets even more powerful as HP drops." ? "A golden sword that gets
even more powerful by sacrificing HP for a powerful attack."

Corrected misinformation.

Hero/Ability
"Also increases ATA by 0.5."

More information.

God/Ability:
"Also increases HP by 2." ? "Also increases ATA by 2."

Corrected misinformation.

Heavenly/Ability:
"Also increases ATA by 2." ? "Also increases ATA by 2.5."

Corrected misinformation.

Centurion/Ability:
"Also increases ATA by 2." ? "Also increases ATA by 3."

Corrected misinformation.

Cure/Shock:
"...cure the effects of a Short." ? "...cure the effects of a Shock."

Reduced ambiguity.

V101:
"...increase ATP, EVP, DFP and LCK" ? "...increase ATP, EVP, DFP, MST and LCK"
"It also increases ATA by 1." ? "It also increases ATA by 1.5."

More information and corrected misinformation.

V801:
"...decreases techinque casting time." ? "...decreases technique casting time."
Addition: "It also increases MST by 5.%

Corrected typo and more information.

Adept:
"...cuts TP consumption by 25." ? "...cuts TP consumption by 25 percent."

Added percent, the symbol doesn't work due to how unitxt works.

Swordsman Lore:
"Armor unit for Hunters. It increases sword skills after extensive use."

Changed description entirely since it does nothing.

Proof of Sword Saint:
"Sword" ? "Katana"

Corrected misinformation.

Divine Protection:
Addition: "depending on the time of day."

More information.[/spoiler]


Posted Dec 12th, 2016, 23:23 (UTC) by Matt (7)

 

Christmas Event 2016

Good evening folks:

Ephinea's 2016 Christmas Event has officially started!

Once again, Ragol's monsters are on a rampage in the "Christmas Fiasco" series of quests, and all of Ragol's monsters are dropping Christmas Presents for the Hunters to find for precious items, some of them unique only to this event.

Christmas Fiasco can be found in all Episodes, under Event.
Christmas Presents drop from all enemies in any quests and difficulty, although the drop tables vary depending on difficulty.

For more information, please go here: https://www.pioneer2.net/community/posts/45168/

Please note that during this event, the rare quest system will be disabled.


Posted Dec 6th, 2016, 23:20 (UTC) by Matt (1)

 

New HBR, Quest Bugfix, New GM

Good evening folks, here's a few things that happened:

The Hunters Boost Road has been updated for December. This month, we've decided on the "War of Limits" quests series in Episode 4. You can find this series of quests under Episode 4 ? Extermination.

Furthermore, new versions of the Episode 2 MUs have been uploaded to hopefully stop the infinite warp bug on failure.

In other news, we've recently appointed a new GM after some discussion, as we've felt like we need some more moderation presence. Congratulations to anime who is now one of your GMs.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy playing Ephinea PSOBB!

PS: Christmas is coming.


Posted Dec 5th, 2016, 23:41 (UTC) by Matt (16)

 

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