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  1. Hey everyone, the annual Christmas promo is coming up soon! All payments received between December 24, 00:00 - January 2, 23:59 will receive a 50% bonus in Donation Credits. This is calculated separately from the bulk purchase bonuses, so for example a payment of $25 will give you 2500 + 1250 + 250 = 4000 total Donation Credits. The amount will also be listed on the donation page before you confirm the amount. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know! Merry Christmas!
  2. Hi! Just as a quick heads up, as noted in February's update, scheduled/planned server development is currently on hold while I focus on my career and other obligations outside of RO development. Of course I would still like to come back to it when I have the time to do so, but that does mean that suggestions may not be added for quite some time; I may still work on some updates but they'd probably be smaller ones like the one in April. With that being said, I'm a little confused about what you mean by massive mob spawn; do you just mean custom/new maps in general, or did you have a specific purpose in mind such as farming materials (like LHZ4) or a bit more of a challenge (like Freyja's Ascent)? The third idea of a new instance is actually something I wanted to do (Freyja's was supposed to be the first of multiple instances, which would potentially have been tied into custom weapon crafting once enough of them were implemented), but it requires a lot of work and testing to add new ones. Even implementing Renewal instances can be a lot of work due to balancing (both the mobs and the rewards). By the way, it is actually possible to farm LHZ4 without BG armors, they just make it a bit faster/easier. :D Any regular armor should work fine as long as you're exploiting their elemental weaknesses (Snipers can do this fairly well, with Charge Arrow helping to avoid getting hit too much). Either way most builds involve Yggdrasil usage to stay alive.
  3. You should be able to disable this by opening the Quest window (Alt + U by default, or click the Quest button in the top left) and unchecking "Show Quest" at the bottom left corner. :o
  4. Hi everyone! It's almost time for Halloween again, and that means another promo! :D All payments received between October 28, 00:00 - November 3, 23:59 will receive a 50% bonus in Donation Credits. This is calculated separately from the bulk purchase bonuses, so for example a payment of $25 will give you 2500 + 1250 + 250 = 4000 total Donation Credits. The amount will also be listed on the donation page before you confirm the amount. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know! Happy Halloween!
  5. Apologies for the late reply; can you give some more details about the crash? It's hard to have any idea of what might be causing it without any information. Helpful details would include when the crash occurs (startup, character select, while farming, etc), how frequently it happens, and whether you're performing a specific action each time (for example if it happens every time you cast a skill). Anything else you can think of that might be related would be good as well.
  6. Hi everyone! There'll be another donation promo this weekend! :D All payments received between September 4, 00:00 - September 6, 23:59 will receive a 50% bonus in Donation Credits. This is calculated separately from the bulk purchase bonuses, so for example a payment of $25 will give you 2500 + 1250 + 250 = 4000 total Donation Credits. The amount will also be listed on the donation page before you confirm the amount. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know!
  7. The potion is guaranteed to always be a 50% increase in income unless you're killing the minibosses (which is generally a waste of time if the goal is to farm Zeny), so it's a pretty big difference. Using a pretty basic Sniper build it's roughly 650-700m/hour without the potion and 1b/hour with it (full build would be a bit faster). That's excluding headgear drops, of course. Price fixing almost always makes economies worse (this is true both in RO and in real life; nearly every attempt to regulate an economy harms it rather than improving it). It's better to let the open market determine the value of things like DCs/BG Tickets. This is actually intended; you're talking about a full party here. Solo farming is similar to a 5 person GR party (depending on which classes are in it); if it was too much faster, there wouldn't be much incentive at all to start a GR party - why waste time trying to get 15+ people when you could just solo farm and make more Zeny anyway? Keep in mind as well that unlike other SHRs, this server wasn't exactly meant to have everything be easy - the main reason for the current Zeny farming rate in F.Forest is that it's pretty much perfect for newbies (it's enough for things like refining gear, low tier enchants, and restocking basic supplies, which is enough to be competitive in BG etc, without making it too easy to set up an end-game build). The addition of Elixirs was actually supposed to encourage some open market trading as well (for a while it did; you could make around 1.5-2b/hour off of Elixir of Lifesteal). Unfortunately the market isn't active enough atm for that to really work anymore, but organic methods like that are usually preferable over attempting to manipulate the economy more directly. That being said, changing it to 10 Treasure Boxes per kill would be way too much (GR would be completely worthless at that point, as would Zeny itself), but depending on feedback (and whether or not I have enough time to work on an update) I could potentially look at tweaking the farming rates a bit, or implementing some related changes.
  8. Ah, if you click the circle icon at the top right of the chat box, you can select which types of messages to display in the current tab. You can also reset the chatbox tabs to default by deleting the ChatWndInfo_U.lua file in the savedata folder.
  9. If you mean the entire chatbox, you should be able to get it back using F10. If you mean just the part you type in, pressing Enter should bring that part back. :o
  10. @go is used for warping to towns and other predefined maps (each of them has a number code as well, for example Caspen is @go 0); it'll attempt to match the closest name in some cases, which is why gef_fild14 is taking you to Geffen. For warping to other maps using the map codes, you'll want to use @warp instead (for example, @warp gef_fild14).
  11. Hi everyone! Quite a few people have been asking about this recently, and it's finally time for our summer donation promo! :D All payments received between June 26, 00:00 - June 28, 23:59 will receive a 50% bonus in Donation Credits. This is calculated separately from the bulk purchase bonuses, so for example a payment of $25 will give you 2500 + 1250 + 250 = 4000 total Donation Credits. The amount will also be listed on the donation page before you confirm the amount. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know!
  12. This has been suggested before, but I've actually seen the opposite of the intended effect happen in almost every game I've seen this used (both as a player myself, and while observing other player comments/behaviour). Players tend to get burnt out very quickly (especially older players), as they start to feel obligated to log in rather than logging in because they actually want to play. This is more true for older players, as the rewards are generally pretty mediocre once you've got most of the things you need (they have to be; otherwise it would end up being too much effectively free stuff), but even newer players are affected by this to an extent, and obviously eventually become older players anyway. Essentially what I've ended up seeing is a lot of players (not all of them, of course, but a pretty decent chunk of the playerbase) either burn out and stop logging in altogether because it starts feeling like a chore, or they continue logging in but because of that feeling of tedium they end up being less happy with the game/server as a whole. I usually prefer rewarding daily activities more generally (like the bonus for your first Freyja's run each day, for example), because players don't feel obligated to log in every single day to get them - you can run Freyja's once a week and still get the bonus since it's not based on consecutive days; same with BG, as well as LHZ4/contracts as dalandan mentioned. Basically it ends up feeling like more of a reward for actually playing the game, and less of an "oh I have to make sure I log in before midnight server time or I'll lose my login streak." There were plans to add more content to the server (which would include similar daily bonuses), but unfortunately as mentioned in an earlier update I'm not currently able to spend much time working on the server, and things like custom maps (for new instances or more custom BG modes) take an enormous amount of time to make even without all the development time on top of that. :(
  13. Hi! pvp_n_8-3 is one of the Dead Branch Rooms; nothing spawns there naturally, but they can be used to break (Enchanted) Bloody Branches in a private (password protected) room. If you're looking for the MVP Rooms, those are in pvp_n_(1-4)-2, pvp_n_(1-4)-4, and pvp_n_(1-4)-5, with the (1-4) part being a range of 4 rooms (for example, pvp_n_3-2).
  14. If you're sure the error code is exactly the same (#DBD0104), the error should only occur when the client is in a virtualized environment as mentioned in my post. If you have any virtualization/VM/sandbox software installed, make sure the client isn't running under them. As far as I'm aware Windows 10 Pro's Hyper-V is the only one that will cause all applications to be flagged as virtualized, so normally disabling that and restarting the computer is enough if the client is being run directly.
  15. We actually have a custom map for this already at @go vend (or the second floor of the mall, if you like walking). :o You can use @whosell to check if people are selling certain items as well, so if you're looking for something specific you can check that before warping to look for it. If you meant a separate vending area though, I personally prefer not having the player shops (or chat rooms, for that matter) in the main town, though I'm not sure how other players may feel about this.
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