RE: Server news
By GM-Luna | Posted : Sun, 29 Oct 2017 21:38:14 EST
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BOO! Happy Halloween from the GM-Team! A Halloween quest can be started in Prontera. The birthday quest will end soon, so complete it on characters you would like quickly, and enjoy increased rates for a little while longer!


RE: Server news
By GM-Rahice | Posted : Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:01:31 EST
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HeRO's 12th Birthday is upon us! Pandelina is in Prontera, giving goodies! There's a new Fairy in town? Come visit the Fairy Herald, see what she needs help with this year! Plus, you'll get to see a beautiful new town!


RE: Server news
By GM-Luna | Posted : Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:58:58 EST
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HeRO's 12th birthday is fast approaching, so to kick things off, rates have been increased to 8/8/4!! Additional increases: Quest exp 5x --> 8x Homunculus intimacy 2x --> 3x Party bonus exp 50% --> 80%


Buying Stores!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 4 Sep 2017 09:07:37 EST
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Buying Stores are now available in Alberta! An NPC to the right of the warpers will sell purchase permits, which you can use to open a shop to buy items! You must have one of items you want to purchase in your inventory, and you can buy up to 5 items at a time. You cannot buy gears or player-named items, IE brewed pots. For gears, cards, or whatever is not possible to buy through buying stores, you can still use the Bulletin Board System!


Bifrost & Hazy Forest
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:39:37 EST
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Both the Bifrost Bridge and Hazy Forest are now accessible! Head north from Splendide Town in the new world to reach the Bifrost, where you can find the unique monsters Miming, Angra Mantis, Pom Spider, and Little Fatum! At the Hazy Forest, you can find the monster Parus, as well as the MVP Lost Dragon, who has gone mad due to being tormented by Kushiel and Surtur!


Help out heRO!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:04:34 EST
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Recently, more and more of our RMS reviews expired without new ones being added. Because of that, we went down in the rankings for top RMS low rates servers. It would help the server gather new players if our numbers went up again, so if you've got some free time and would like to help heRO, send in a review or renew your expired review. It would be greatly appreciated!


Happy 4th of July!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:14:00 EST
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To mark this occasion, a short and easy fireworks quest has been added in Malangdo! Head there for some sweet exp!


MVP Drops Update!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 5 Jun 2017 15:54:09 EST
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Almost all MVP drops have been retouched or revamped! New gears have been added, or their really low drops have increased! See here for more info!


Hatter Update and New Cards!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 29 May 2017 08:13:41 EST
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The hatter has several new hats for players! You can now obtain Skull Cap, Imp Hat, Sloth Hat, Shrine Maiden Hat from the hatter, plus so much more! Some items were removed from the item hunting list too, such as Tassel and Straw Baskets, while new ones like Sharp Leaf and Moth Dust were added. Additionally, there's several new cards, such as Curupira, Piranha, Boitata, Mastermarin, Masterpoporing!


Happy Mother's Day
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sun, 14 May 2017 08:24:34 EST
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Happy Mother's Day from the GM Team! An NPC in Prontera will give players a cute hat in celebration of mother's day! But she'll only do so today!


Happy Easter!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:00:20 EST
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Princess Annabelle is hosting the yearly Easter Egg Hunt! Find her in Prontera and complete a few missions to obtain bunny points, which you can use to obtain headgears or other items!


Valentine's Day!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:56:04 EST
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Remember those Orcs, Roma and Jule? The ones some of you helped escape their families' conflicts to find true love in Malangdo? Well, they're vacationing in Kaldheim and are having trouble with the cold! Talk to Aldo near the city Kafra to help the two orcs with the Valentine's day gifts they want for each other! Additionally, loverings and love balloons will spawn in most towns, while Masterlovering miniboss and Big Love Balloon MVP will spawn in Prontera, Izlude, Geffen, Morocc, Aldebaran and Lutie!


Lutia's Mysteries
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sat, 4 Feb 2017 14:37:46 EST
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The Lutia Region has been fully opened for travel! The recent record-breaking snowstorms have affected the residents of the Lutia region and its towns, Lutie, Farsat, Crystal Shore and Kaldheim! Help the people and improve your reputation in order to access more quests! Head east from Lutie to explore every part of the region and discover its secrets! Remember to patch before exploring the region, however!


Threats Rising
By The Midgard Times | Posted : Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:59:07 EST
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As per Fairy Auction's "Boss Gamble" pack results, Midnight Jack will spawn in Glast Heim Castle F2 (gl_cas02) every 2 to 3 hours, and Grass Mutant will spawn in Comodo Field 05 (cmd_fild05) every 2 to 2.5 hours! They will stop spawning about a month from now. Be careful when travelling in these areas!


Lutia Region & Winter Quest, Part 1
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:54:23 EST
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Happy Holidays, heroes! A big winter quest is on its way early on in 2017, but meanwhile, some changes occurred in Lutie! Santa's Representative in Aldebaran is finally retiring, and so the new Lutie warpers have stationed themselves in Hugel and Alberta, in addition to Aldebaran, and will warp you to the coast of Lutie! In this new field, lutia01, you can find many snow bunnies and mastermarin, as well as the regular lutie field mobs. But that's not all, now the Toy Factory is accessible from the new field north of Lutie! On said field you can find santa porings and santa poporings, as well as Laurie, who will create a Husky Hat for you! Not all is well in Lutie however, as Santa's Toy Factory has been haunted! Talk to Santa's Assistant in the Toy Factory's entrance to F2 to help him out!


Advent Calendar!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:35:24 EST
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Visit Pandelina in central Prontera for freebies every day leading up to Christmas!


Christmas and New Years' WoE Suspended
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:16:20 EST
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Due to December 25th 2016, Christmas Day, and January 1 2017, New Years' Day, being on a Sunday, the GM Team has agreed to suspend the War of Emperium on the aforementioned days. This includes both Trans and Retro WoEs. All other Wars of Emperium will proceed as usual.


Halloween Quest!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:39:55 EST
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Halloween is upon us, and it seems Eudoxie and Ostellos have laid a curse on Lord Huppal's home! Talk to him in Prontera to be able to visit his haunted mansion and cleanse it of the spirits that plague him again, but beware: A fearsome MVP awaits the brave heroes at the end! Once you complete the quest, you may return to the boss map to help other players defeat the MVP! And remember to patch before starting the quest! See here for a list of Halloween gear obtainable from this quest.


Happy 11th Birthday HeRO!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:10:22 EST
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HeRO's 11th birthday is upon us, and to celebrate, the birthday Jester is in Prontera! He'll announce a minigame every 10 minutes, and after you play enough times you'll get a birthday gear! Each mini-game has its own rewards as well! Additionally, Experience rates were increased to 8/8/4, and there'll be events held throughout all of October. Happy birthday, heRO!


Flooded Yggdrasil's Root
By The Midgard Times | Posted : Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:43:57 EST
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Despite having been defeated several months ago, Kushiel still clings to life within a newly discovered area of Yggdrasil's Root. At nyd_dun02, near the entrance to the next level, you can choose to enter a flooded region of the root. Near the end of the road, you'll encounter custom monsters, such as Dreamstone Golem, Dreamstone Crystal, and the monstrous light allegiance radical, Kushiel!


Pyramid Nightmare
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Wed, 7 Sep 2016 10:14:39 EST
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After an ancient artifact was stolen by Ostellos and Eudoxie, the magical energies of the Pyramid accumulate in the lower floors, causing the monsters to become more powerful from time to time. The Pyramid Nightmare can now be accessed! Just talk to the Agent at the south end of the Thief Guild Area to hunt certain mobs for exp and items! See here for more info.


Rahice's important notice
By GM-Rahice | Posted : Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:40:06 EST
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As a friendly reminder to all heROians, GM's & Interns are only GM's/Interns when they are on their GM-esque/Intern-esque characters and should only be addressed as a such when they are on said character. Just as when they are on their legitimate characters, they should be addressed as regular players. No current GM, save for Pandora, has chosen to let their legitimate characters or personal identity be publicly announced to the server population and made a public note of it. That being said, if any players make it a habit to mention GMs Legits, we will have to take the appropriate action against it. Please respect the privacy of all of our GM's & Interns, as they want to enjoy the game just like everyone else. If for some reason you know who a GM/Intern's personal identity is or their legitimate characters, it is not something you should spread around or speak about openly. [size=x-small"> There's a thread, probably long forgotten, with Pandora's comments on matters like this here.[/size"> Our team: GM-Pandora, GM-Garr, GM-Ciar, GM-Luna, Intern-Abathur and myself (GM-Rahice) love what we do and love this server. Thank you for everything, heROes!


Reboot done!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:47:09 EST
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The reboot has finished! There's been new additions and fixes, mainly revamped warper and save NPCs, fixes to @restock and crazy merchant, and the addition of a new custom quest: Shavenz Quest! Help him prove that there's a big octopus lurking in the comodo sea!


New content!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sun, 3 Jul 2016 11:50:26 EST
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There's some updates this last reboot! First off, the @restock command was added. You can add an item to a list and withdraw it from storage automatically when you walk near a Kafra. There is also a new NPC near the Prontera Tool Dealer, Namingway! He'll handle name change requests if you have a GM service ticket. Crazy Merchant is now an NPC, and can be disguised as any NPC or monster, so be on the lookout! Also, the Celebration Lady is in Brasilis for a limited time, near the Healer and Banker. Give her some fireworks to obtain some exp and summer suits! Last but not least, the town of Dewata, it's fields and dungeons are now accessible! Talk to a sailor in Alberta's docks to travel there!


Welcome, Abathur!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sat, 2 Jul 2016 21:21:40 EST
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The GM Team has a new member! Welcome, Intern-Abathur! He will not be around much in-game, as he'll work mostly with developing scripts and the like, but he'll be available via forum PM and support tickets! He's the creator in the above screenshot.


Spirits in Niflheim
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:51:46 EST
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Recently, Niflheim has seen an increase in the population of spirits. Experts cannot quite determine the cause for it. Some theorize it's a natural phenomenon, while others believe the balance of life and death in another realm has been disrupted, causing the land of the dead's flow of souls to increase. Regardless, travelers are urged to be extra careful when venturing into Niflheim. See forum under Chronicle of Heroes for more info! Additionally, an update to the OCA and DCA list of cards have been made to include the new cards!


Happy Easter!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:44:30 EST
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Easter's #1 fan Princess Annabelle is back (in central Prontera) and it would appear Easter Bunnies have invaded all towns as well as Endless Tower... check it out!


New Quests & Small Fixes to Bugs!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:50:15 EST
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There's a few changes after the most recent reboot, heroes! First of all, there's a new quests for the following headgears: Fairy Flower, Necktie, Hair Brush, Baby Angel Statue, Frog Hat, Loner Boxes, Peco Peco Headband, Goat Horns and Rideword Hat. There were also several changes to existing new world quests, and the addition of Manuk and Splendide quests. Even the Cat Hand feature received a revamp! As if that wasn't enough, one allegiance quest called "The Crimson Curse" was released. It begins in Amatsu! Last but not least, as the end of the "Judge, Jury, Executioner" RP storyline reaches its end, a quest is released. Help track down the Golemancer and figure out his destructive plans for the Dark Allegiance!


Happy Valentine's Day!
By GM-Garr | Posted : Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:12:23 EST
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The holiday of love is back! A poor Orc needs your help to elope with his beloved, you'll find him in central Prontera. That's not all, you'll see some new faces (NPC) around the Midcamp outpost and the cities of Splendide and Manuk. On top of that, the Sealed Shrine is available, visit St. Capitolina Abbey (prt_monk) if you think you've got what it takes to challenge the Great Demon Baphomet.


Happy Chinese New Year 2016
By GM-Garr | Posted : Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:18:47 EST
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A happy year of the Monkey to all heroes! You can earn yourself a lovely pair of Yin Yang Earrings and a myriad of other rewards with our newest quest starting in Louyang. It will be available all year long, but complete it before March 1st to earn an extra OCA as a prize! But that's not all, we have another new quest, a permanent one, the Helm of Hermes quest, which starts in Brasilis. Have fun!


Scaraba Hole and Byalan Dungeon
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:28:46 EST
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There's new areas to explore! After venturing deeper into Manuk, heroes came across the Scaraba Hole, where the fearsome Queen Scaraba resides. Beyond the tunnel lies the snowy Dicastes Fields. Additionally, underwater explorers discovered a new area of Byalan. New mobs such as Sropho, King Kray, and the terrible Kraken make the ruins their home! See Scaraba Hole and Byalan Dungeon F6 on the wiki for information on the mobs and how to access the new locations.


Christmas Quest!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:40:56 EST
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It's questing time! Visit Santa in his house in Lutie to help bring the spirit of Christmas to everyone, humans and monsters alike!


Advent Calendar!
By GM-Garr | Posted : Tue, 1 Dec 2015 04:42:25 EST
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Visit Pandelina in central Prontera for daily freebies until Christmas!


200 Online!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:50:20 EST
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We reached 200 players online recently! The Valkyrie NPC is now rewarding players, but we have a new goal now: 250 online! Help us reach this new amount!


Valkyrie's Recruitment
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:28:39 EST
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The Valkyrie has arrived, and will bestow a gift upon everyone if they bring more heroes to the server! Recruit more players, ask your friends to check it out and to invite their friends. Be helpful to newcomers and make them feel welcome. Post a review on http://www.ratemyserver.net and vote daily to promote heRO! If we reach an online count of 200, the Valkyrie will reward players with a "Drooping Valkyrie" headgear!


Happy Halloween!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sat, 31 Oct 2015 15:23:00 EST
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Spooky time! You'll find Bathory in Prontera, north of the center, in need of some special help...


Happy 10th Birthday heRO!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:58:32 EST
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We've got a lot prepared to celebrate this grand occasion in style!! Increased rates, a special Challenge of the Gods quest and more, read all about it here.


Welcome, Luna!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Tue, 6 Oct 2015 22:41:41 EST
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The GM team has a new member! Welcome, Intern-Luna! Luna will be around to offer support and do events! She's the Paladin wearing the Valkyrie helm in the middle of the above picture.


Poporing Island!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:37:46 EST
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After stopping Fairy Lucretia's plan to experiment on Poring City residents, it has been revealed that some of her test subjects roam freely in an island nearby. Poporing Island can now be accessed from Poring City! The mysterious island is home to orcring, foxring, jailring, cupcakering and deviruchiring! Speak to the Arc Angeling at coordinates 159, 58 to begin the short access quest!


Happy 4th of July!
By GM-Ciar | Posted : Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:13:41 EST
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To mark this occasion there is a short fireworks quest in comodo. Head there for some sweet exp!


Welcoming new blood!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:16:01 EST
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The gm team just got bigger! Introducing our newest recruits: Intern-Strax and Intern-Ciar. You'll see them a lot in game in the coming days. (They are in the middle in the picture above, wearing Gentility Hat and Dark Rangris Helm)


Happy Easter!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 4 Apr 2015 21:51:00 EST
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It's bunny hunting season again, read more about it here! That's not all, Heroic Battleground mode Flavius is now available!


Happy V <3 Day!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:03:38 EST
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To celebrate the holiday of love we have a short quest starting in central Prontera with the npc Cupid, enjoy!~


Happy 2015, heROes!
By GM-Garr | Posted : Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:07:27 EST
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We wish our heroes around the world a wonderful year 2015. Lots of health and happiness. Reminder: rates are still up for the holiday season (7/7/3) and the Christmas quest is still available, it starts in central Prontera.


Happy Halloween~
By GM-Garr | Posted : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:37:46 EST
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The spookiest day of the year is finally here! And we brough to you just the thing to celebrate it with our server: give a warm welcome to Conny, who needs your help north of Prontera Fountain. Be careful with what you do and what you don't. There may be hidden paths~ Birthday rates (8/8/4) decided to stay with us for a bit longer, and so did Jester. He had so much fun with you all he didn't want to leave~


Happy 9th Birthday heRO!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:35:45 EST
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October 15th marks another birthday for the server, as always we celebrate it in style. You'll find a very festive Birthday Jester NPC in central Prontera who wants to entertain you for the next 2 weeks. During that time the rates are also up (from 5/5/3 to 8/8/4) and to give partying a boost the bonus to party exp is now +50% for each extra party member when in share!


Welcome to Hercules!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:22:20 EST
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We've completed a maintenance to bring heRO to Hercules, what is Hercules? It's an awesome emulator for Ragnarok Online. We've also updated the Battlegrounds, Nobility, added an exp item gathering quest and more. You can read more about the new features of heRO here.


Brasilis Quests and more
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 20 May 2014 14:12:47 EST
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Brasilis now has its official quests launched, Prontera has a new look and the automated event Mystic Tower is available to be started by any player. Read more about it here.


Easter 2014
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:17:25 EST
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Easter is upon us again, you can hunt for the mysterious bunnies to earn yourself some fanry eastery gears. Learn more here. Introducing a new GM! We are happy to present the newest addition to our team: Intern-Garr. He's been helping in the backgroup for the past few weeks and we owe him some fancy updates including the new forums.


Taini & Forums
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:11:10 EST
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The automated event Novices VS Taini can now be started by anyone with an Event Bag. The forums have been updated and are now on a new website, with faster speed, more connections and good bot protection.


Mr. Hatter's new hats!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:12:51 EST
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Mr. Hatter (located North of Rachel) now offers 16 brand new hats for the hardwordking heroes who complete his quest! Read more here.


Valentine's Day 2014
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:58:26 EST
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Happy Holiday of love to all our heroes. This year's brand new quest starts in Hugel with Tamara who needs your help.


Happy Lunar New Year
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:33:40 EST
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'Tis the Year of the Horse and the zodiac needs your help. Speak with Xin Ying in Louyang to land a helping hand with a conflict between the Horse and the Snake. You have all year to complete the quest, however if you complete it by March 1st you will receive a bonus OCA on top of the other prizes.


Have very merry holidays
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:32:34 EST
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Happy Christmas or any other holiday your celebrate! Have fun, be with your loved ones. In Prontera you'll find an elderly man looking for some unusual help, more info on this year's quest and perk here.


Jakk is back!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:34:31 EST
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It's time for some Halloween Questing! Visit the Spirit Kafra in central Prontera to play fun games with Jakk and his friends. Additionally, the automated novice event Wordzzle is now available, enjoy!


Happy Birthday heRO!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:21:30 EST
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In honor of heRO's birthday we have a special quest again, a new headgear (Ceremonial Hat) and 3 backpacks! Visit Tausupa in front of??the Comodo Casino and Pandelina in Prontera. You can also click here for more d?tails. The perfect birthday gift to heRO would be for everyone to make a REVIEW ON RMS, it takes only a few minutes and it's a great help to the server!


A big update for our heroes!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:29:30 EST
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First there is a new client including the storage search and improved battle mode. Secondly, there is a Styla update (including a short optional disguise quest) and a new quest: the Guild Storage quest. Additionally the server rates are increased for the month of October to 7x/7x/4x also including boost to quest exp (7x), homunculus intimacy (3x) and exp bonus per party member in share (40%). Lastly there are various improvement to the War of Emperium and Battlegrounds, including more exp, new & better rewards and no more MVP cards in WoE/BG. Click here for full and detailed list of changes.


Neko Island!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:11:02 EST
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Our newest custom dungeon, the cat-tastic Neko Island, home to the purring Nekoring as well as leaf cat, autumn leaf cat and wild rose. You can travel there by boat from Alberta.


New Quests
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:53:18 EST
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New quests are available to craft the following gears: Gold Feather Hat, Dominoes Cap, Bamboo Hat, Majestic Fox Queen / Majestic Fox King and Super Summer Suit! The WoE castles have also been rotated, additionally buying Guild Megaphone and Token of Siegfried is now cheaper. Click here for more information


The Job Manager is here!
By GM-Pixel | Posted : Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:02:12 EST
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heRO has never had a job changer before (by choice), we've finally decided to add one for the convenience of our heroes. The Job Manager provides his service for free, however for completing the regular job change quest he will reward you nicely! For first job change 40k + an accessory and for second job change 100k + a headgear (Teacup or Tea Kettle). Find him in Central Prontera next to Styla to collect your rewards or change job.


Happy Canada Day and Independence Day!
By GM-Patton | Posted : Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:38:13 EST
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To celebrate those 2 North-American holidays the Celebration Girl is back in Comodo offering nice exp and summer suits in exchange for fireworks!


Give us a hand!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:07:41 EST
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Give back to heRO to thank us for providing you with a free server to play! Invite your friends (see rewards here) and if you have not already done so, write a review for heRO on RMS every 6 months and if you feel inspired for more you can also write your in-depth impressions of your experience on their forums! Thanks heroes ^_^


Update Bundle
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 30 May 2013 13:41:23 EST
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Several small perks for our heroes: - Warper Boy: Last Warp Option - Warper Girl: Town Saving is now free, Dungeon is cheaper and the Sisterly Affection Quest gives better rewards including a bonus at level 85+ - The monsters of True Poring Island now give Double Experience! - Better value for the WoE Participation rewards - New Hatter Jr. quest (North of Rachel) For a complete list of changes, see the changelog.


New Interns!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 24 May 2013 19:05:00 EST
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We welcome 3 new interns to our staff, they'll be helping both in game and out. From left to right: GM-Azote, GM-Rahice, Intern-Pixel, GM-Pandora, Intern-Patton, Intern-Lassander and GM-Radiance.


Muspel Monday and other updates
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 6 May 2013 13:13:56 EST
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Some changes have been made to make the life of new heroes a bit easier, including the healer being free until level 50. Additionally, a new quest has been added, find the NPC Fabre Queen in Hidden Dungeon, she wants your Hill Wind cards! Last but not least, Muspel Monday gets a revamp, new monsters, more exp and a new Automated Event called Mini-Muspel! See a full list of changes here.


Happy Easter!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:43:15 EST
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This year we have not one, but TWO Easter Quests, both start in central Prontera, have fun!


March PvP Madness
By GM-Rahice | Posted : Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:31:52 EST
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Hello, heROes! Here's a little bit of PVP news that I think you're going to enjoy. For the month of March we're offering some discounts to some pesky prices that you PVP players are faced with. Hope you all enjoy these temporary changes!

- Discount for Battle Ground Keys, previously they were sold for 40 WoE Points are now on sale for 30 WoE Points through the WoE NPC!
- 25% Discount for Become A Mob, previously sold for 2,000 WoE Points is now on sale for 1,500 WoE Points through the WoE NPC!
- 50% Discount for Battle Ground entry, previously it cost 50k Zeny and is now lowered to 25k Zeny per entry! Be sure you have 50k Zeny on your character, because the NPC will check that you have 50k Zeny, but it will not consume 50k Zeny.
- 100% Discount on Warping to WoE Castles, previously cost 1k Zeny is now Free! Be sure to have 1k Zeny on your character, because the NPC will check and not warp you if you don't have 1k Zeny. It will not consume the Zeny.
Also, Valentine's Quest for 2013 has been removed.


<3
By GM-Azote | Posted : Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:02:49 EST
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Run your patcher to feel the LOVE in the awesome new Prontera Valentine edition! Of course we also have a brand new Valentine's Day quest this year, you'll find Cupid in the middle of Pront, help him spread the love to variety of our heroes!


Celebrate the Lunar Year with our brand new quest!
By GM-Azote | Posted : Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:59:20 EST
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We have a brand new quest to celebrate the Chinese/Lunar New Year along with 2 superb headdresses, it starts in Louyang, have fun!


Merry Christmas 2012!
By GM-Rahice | Posted : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:18:42 EST
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Merry Christmas 2012! Christmas Cheer for all to see, Christmas Cheer for all to hear, Christmas Cheer for all in heRO! Let's celebrate Christmas with each other, a time for giving, friendship, family and fun. To start the Holidays off right, we have a brand new quest for all you heROes. Speak to Pandelina in Prontera, she'll give you the details on how to obtain a Brand New Gift this year! Spread the Christmas Cheer, don't be a Scrooge or a Grinch! Join us as we celebrate the Holidays. To help everyone celebrate, we're upping the Rates to 6/6/3. *Edit* Welcome Intern-Kaenec to the GM team. Also! Keri and Laroc join the Moderator team.


True Poring Island
By GM-Azote | Posted : Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:41:45 EST
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With the funds fully gathered the Leader of the Porings oversaw the construction of the True Poring Island, which is now avaible to the public. Find Bloop in Old Poring Island (pay_fild04) for a small access quest.


Happy Halloween 2012
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:14:40 EST
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Spooky times in heRO, give our brand new Halloween quest a go, but beware, it's not for the faint of heart! (Starts in Prontera) Rates for the Halloween Season are 6/6/3!


Happy Birthday heRO
By GM-Azote | Posted : Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:14:24 EST
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It's Birthday season again, with lots of goodies including increased rates (7/7/4), a new quest, new hat and new backpack! More info here. That's not all, there is also a a new feature (Veteran Rewards via the GM assistant in Prontera) and new automated event (Poring Smash), enjoy!


Update to Fishing, Nobility and WoE Participation rewards
By GM-Azote | Posted : Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:04:36 EST
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3 small updates for our heroes, the Fishing feature has a new spot, new fish and more. King Ernst has a new throne room and has decide to bestow monthly gifts upon his noble peers. Last but not least, there are new rewards available from WoE participation points, hats, consumables, etc. check it out!


New look for old maps
By GM-Azote | Posted : Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:34:29 EST
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The novice land and prontera have each gotten a graphical upgrade, check them out!


Happy Canada Day and Independance Day!
By GM-Circe | Posted : Sun, 1 Jul 2012 12:46:03 EST
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The North-American holidays are back and so is our Firework->Exp NPC, find her in Comodo and enjoy the freebies!


Welcome Chaucer and Rahice!
By GM-Circe | Posted : Fri, 15 Jun 2012 23:45:13 EST
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Today we welcome two new interns! Chaucer is to become our new RP GM, and Rahice is to specialise in Player Support. Give them a big welcome and a /kis when you see them online. :D


Orcus Challenges Heroes
By GM-Azote | Posted : Thu, 3 May 2012 20:08:35 EST
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The newest custom dungeon of heRO is available at last: Thanatos Basement! Meet Orcus the demon lord, MVP and his many minions. The dungeon is available via the first floor of Thanatos Tower, enjoy!


Happy Easter 2012!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 7 Apr 2012 00:49:40 EST
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It's Bunny Hunting time season heroes! But with a twist, talk to Princess Annabelle in Prontera or check the Easter Decree to find out! http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=21914 That's not all, for our heroes enjoyment the rates are also up 6x/6x Base/Job Exp for 2 weeks, have fun!


Happy St-Patrick!
By GM-Azote | Posted : Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:17:41 EST
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To celebrate St-Patrick a very short mini-quest has been added, you'll find the festive NPC (Murtagh McHarg) in Central Prontera and Irish Lizards in most major towns. Murtagh will stay until March 21st, the Exp Event (6x Base/Job) will also last up to that day, have fun heroes!


Valentine's Day & Styla Update!
By GM-Azote | Posted : Sat, 11 Feb 2012 15:44:47 EST
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Tis the season of love and as always your loving GMs have prepared festivities for their heroes. The Valentine's day quest starts in central Prontera with Pandelina. Styla was updated and contains 21 new hairstyles (11 female/10 male) and 6 new clothing palettes! February info: ToH is February 26th at 7AM, Fairy Auction is February 26th at 1 PM and the Hat of the month is "Small Horn of Devil" (mid gear +3% HP)!


Holiday Update
By GM-Glyph | Posted : Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:05:08 EST
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The Christmas Quest will be up until next Sunday (January 8th) hurry up if you haven't completed GM-Circe's funny quest yet! The charity for 'the cause' will be accepting more zeny until that same date, hopefully we can reach the next tier by then! The increase base experience rate (6x) will last until January 15th, enjoy!


Happy Holidays Heroes!!
By Former-GM-Radiance | Posted : Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:52:55 EST
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Time for some Christmas Questing, the Claus couple needs a bit of unusual help and isn't the holiday a good time to give to a charity? You'll find the starting NPC you need in Prontera, north of the center. The questing will be available at least up to January 2nd, maybe more, thanks to GM-Circe for the scripting!


Halloween Time!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:36:24 EST
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The Birthday week is over, time to make place for our unique spooky Halloween Quest! It starts in Prontera (just North of the center), prepare for much craziness! Because we like to spoil our heroes the Base and Job exp increased rate of 7x will stay through Halloween week as well, however the drop rate is back to its normal value of 3x. That's not all, the Guild Quest has been improved with more rewards to make it even more appealing, it starts in the Payon castle map.


Heroic Birthday!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:15:54 EST
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We're celebrating the server's Birthday from October 14th to October 23rd 2011, come have fun with us, we have a quest that starts in Prontera (just North of the center), Masterdrops in major towns, new gears, fun events and more! Enjoy ^_^ Click here for more info!


Allegiance Quest & Welcome NPC
By GM-Vanadis | Posted : Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:28:22 EST
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- A welcoming NPC has been added to the area where new characters spawn and she has rewards for everyone! Complete her quiz on the heRO rules to obtain a Battle Manual (limit of 3 per account), and also receive a lovely hat on your first new character! - The Pledge Allegiance quest is also added, to join either the Light or Dark side talk to the Allegiance NPC in Prontera, if you have already joined either, talk to her to visit your leader Sir Melot (Dark) or Lady Thea (Light)!


Brasilis & Battlegrounds
By GM-Salt | Posted : Mon, 8 Aug 2011 15:04:10 EST
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The new dungeon of Brasilis is out, it was hinted at before, an event was hosted and it's now it's available to all, simply visit the North-East corner of Brasilis for the portal. The official quest is not yet translated, it will be added at a later time. In the Battlegrounds department, the schedule has been updated to every hour (except when there is another automated event ongoing such as WoE, Muspel, etc.) and the points can finally be spent on weapons and gears, enjoy!


Celebrations from Canada Day to the 4th of July!
By GM-Glyph | Posted : Fri, 1 Jul 2011 21:59:13 EST
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A short easy quest has been added in Comodo to commemorate both Canadian's and American's special days: Canada Day (July 1st) and Independance Day (July 4th), prepare your fireworks and get some Experience! There is also a new holiday monster that makes its first apparition: the Master Marin which will inhabit Comodo for the duration of the quest.


Adventurers Beware!
By GM-Circe | Posted : Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:28:05 EST
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Feel like MvPing a bit on the wild side? As per the winning of a Fairy Auction deal, and starting today (25th), and continuing for one week, the following map will be PvP enabled! Poring Island Beware that the map remains exp loss. Goodluck! ;D


Hatter Update!
By GM-Glyph | Posted : Sat, 14 May 2011 18:17:20 EST
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Mr. Hatter, everyone's favorite French mad hat maker, has just received a much needed update with 11 new hats available (all official) as well as Cute Ribbon which can now be recolored in blue, red, green and white!


Easter Time!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:37:15 EST
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It's Egg Hunting season on heRO, deliver those Easter Eggs to Annabelle in Prontera to receive goodies and prizes!


WoE Revitalization & Promo Contest
By GM-Glyph | Posted : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:13:44 EST
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It's time for WoE changes, as you have decided in the poll: - A third castle in normal WoE: Geffen castle opens this wednesday! - Derandomizing of Castle Chests: each of the 4 castles now have treasure drops from their respective city only. - Participation Rewards: Sign up with the NPC, then be in a castle during the WoE and your points will add up, rewards are not available yet, another poll will follow. We've also done a Castle Rotation as it had been a little over 7 months since the last one, thanks for your patience everyone, the heRO staff wishes you fun WoEs! That's not all, we also have a new contest for our favorite heroes, show us your creative side and help your server with banners, videos and more! Promo Contest


Happy St-Patrick's day heroes, don't drink and drive!
By GM-Glyph | Posted : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:05:46 EST
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GM-Circe has nicely cooked brewed up a fun St-Pattie quest for you guys, it starts at the Prontera Roleplay Tavern, enjoy!


Battlegrounds!
By GM-Salt | Posted : Sun, 6 Mar 2011 14:43:01 EST
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Battlegrounds have been added to heRO. Join in for some fun pvp!


Happy Valentine's Day and Welcome GM-Glyph
By Former-GM-Radiance | Posted : Sat, 12 Feb 2011 19:01:59 EST
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The holiday of love is upon us again heroes, as always there is a lovely quest for you all, it begins in central Prontera. Recently we've introduced someone new to you guys, his name is Glyph and he's the latest addition to the GM team, give him a warm welcome!


Happy Holidays from the GM team!
By Former-GM-Radiance | Posted : Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:43:23 EST
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Winter is here! The GM team wants to wish everyone a happy holiday season. To celebrate in style, here's what we cooked up for you:

- A special Christmas Quest has been added, it starts in the center of Toy Factory level 1
- Holiday monsters in most towns
- Increased Base and Job exp from 5x to 6x



New V4P + More to come!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Fri, 3 Dec 2010 08:37:01 EST
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November's Hat has been removed and December's Hat has arrived! Introducing our December's V4P hat: Lollipop Be sure not to miss this one! Update 1: The new Guild Quest was added, to spice things up, the first guild to complete it gets bonus rewards! Click for more info Update 2: A small bonus to Nobles, their nobility gems now give a bonus to walking speed! More Nobility change coming in 2011!


Goodbye Halloween and small fix
By GM-Aki | Posted : Tue, 9 Nov 2010 19:38:05 EST
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The 2010 Halloween Quest has been removed, thanks to all who participated. To those who did not finish it, there are now warps that will allow you to leave the Haunted Mansion. In an attempt to fix a possible problem in PVP/WoE the look of the Robo Eye has temporarily been replaced. The effect of the item remains the same, only its look has changed, to a monocle!


New Forum Section!
By GM-Forge | Posted : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:39:08 EST
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;tldr (That's right, I'm starting with the short version) We have a new forum section with sub-forums for the Fairy Auction and the Trial of Heroes! They are contained in the new public section "heRO Events" that will be visible on the forums index page. Each new event will have it's own thread in the appropriate sub-forum, making it easier to find information on the particular event you want. This is replacing the old method of a single thread to contain all information about the events, so be sure to update your bookmarks! Check them out here: Fairy Auction Sub Forum Trial of Heroes Sub Forum - GM-Forge Informercial Time! Are you tired of having to browse through a single thread to find information? Sick of looking at page after page of forum posts, only to find out you have gone too far and then have to go back again? Well, Browse No More! Introducing the new and improved Fairy Auction Sub Forum! This one section does everything that your tired old thread used to do, and more! The Fairy Auction Sub Forum contains helpful information on what the Fairy Auction is, how to get there, what has been auctioned off and what will be auctioned off! Brilliant! With each new Fairy Auction, a new thread is created in the system! This way, you can find the first post about each auction with ease! Fantastic! The new threads will have the date and time of the auction in the title, so you don't even need to open the thread to find out when it is! Amazing! If you want, you can even leave comments in the Auction threads! Wow! Throw out your old bookmarks to the Fairy Auction Thread, because we guarantee that once you start using the Fairy Auction Sub Forum, you won't ever go back. Call today and all the benefits of the Fairy Auction Sub Forum can be yours for free! But Wait, There's More! Call now and we will throw in access to the unlimited time offer of A Second Sub Forum! O Rly? Just have your credit card handy*, and you can also get the Trial of Heroes Sub Forum! Ya Rly! Just like the Fairy Auction Sub Forum, the Trial of Heroes Sub Forum contains all the useful information about the monthly Trial of Heroes! Super! It also includes a new thread for each Trial of Heroes! Again, no more searching through a single thread to find that "original" post. Awesome! And, unique to the Trial of Heroes Sub Forum, you won't see this in the Fairy Auction Sub Forum, the Trial of Heroes Appreciation Polls! Radical! Call today and all this can be yours for the small price of Nothing! Preposterous! Nothing!? That's right! Call today, for we are simply giving this access away! Crazy! Really, you don't even have to call! You will receive the access electronically right now! Insanity! In fact, you already have it! SWEET! *Disclaimer: We don't really expect you to pay for these new Sub Forums. Would be nice though. You can forward all money to GM-Forge! Please? Awww. =(


Happy Halloween!
By GM-Circe | Posted : Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:51:23 EST
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Halloween is officially here! Although Prontera is still suffering from heat wave, you can start this year's Halloween Quest at the Wandering Spirit NPC in the middle of Pront! The quest will remain in until November 4th. Please remember that the Wandering Spirit Quest (not to be confused with the NPC) is a prerequesite to this year's Halloween Quest. The guide for it can be found >here<


RE: Server news
By GM-Aki | Posted : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:40:36 EST
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Forum Update! The forum will be getting a new section added soon (next few days) containing information on our heRO Events! * Chronicles of the heroes / Allegiance system / Trial of Heroes * Fairy Auction If you have any links to the current threads, this is your reminder the threads will be moving.


Give back to heRO!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:59:10 EST
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During these times of celebration, what better way to wish a happy birthday to heRO than by leaving a review for the server on RMS? Click here to review If you've left one 6+ months ago it has now expired, you can renew it by deleting and writing again.


Happy 5th Birthday heRO!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:52:01 EST
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heRO is celebrating it's 5 years of being opened on Friday October 15th. To enjoy this momentous occasion to the fullest we have a special Quest, Increased Rates and Events. Click here for more details


Server back to normal
By GM-Azote | Posted : Sat, 4 Sep 2010 16:11:44 EST
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Update: The security issue is now resolved. Account creation is now avaible again for every users. Thanks everyone for your patience and support! :cool:


Introducing Intern-Salt
By GM-Nara | Posted : Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:07:24 EST
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Last night we introduced a new GM Intern with a poring smash frenzy! You'll be seeing more of him for sure.


SVN Update!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:29:44 EST
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We had a maintenance tonight to bring you an updated SVN (subversion of the emulator), it comes with bug fix, new features, official quests, and more as well as some new heRO stuff like a Styla update, a revamped Wandering Spirit Quest and the long anticipated @whosell command. For a complete list of changes, please check this thread: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=16162


August Update
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 1 Aug 2010 14:51:12 EST
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It's a new month, and the new Help heRO Hat is available, it's called Odin Mask! (Click here for more info) Exceptionally there shall be 2 Fairy Auctions this month, and of course there is the Trials of Heroes, here are the dates (server time): Trials of Heroes: Saturday August 21st at 10:00 AM Fairy Auction I: Sunday August 22nd at 7:00 PM Fairy Auction II: Saturday August 28th at 9:00 AM


Reaching 500!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:37:13 EST
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We've reached 500 players on the server this week. To celebrate this Pandelina is handing out cakes in Prontera as usual along with other goodies. In addition we'll have an Increased Rate Marathon for a week: Base Experience and Job Experience are 6x and Quest Experience is 5x from now until Friday July the 30th, that's not all, on Saturday the 31st and Sunday August 1st the Drop Rate of items will be increased to 4x! Thank you for supporting heRO everyone, please keep on inviting friends, voting and leaving reviews at www.ratemyserver.net ^_^


Summer Kick-off 2010!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:45:05 EST
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To kick off the Summer nicely and to celebrate getting rid of the lag that we have for a short time (June 12th to June 19th) increased the rates to 6/6/3 (from 5/5/3 before) for 1 week. That's not all! The fairies have decorated Prontera for the season and there is a little quest associated with this for a week, talk to Pandelina in the center of Prontera to receive free complimentary cakes and start the quest.


Vote For Points Rewards!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 3 Jun 2010 19:51:06 EST
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They are finally here, headgears, consumables, gm service, cake and more! Click here to learn more about Vote For Points Rewards


Vote for heRO and get special points!
By GM-Vanadis | Posted : Sat, 8 May 2010 18:38:14 EST
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You can now use the Control Panel to vote for the server, you can vote every 12 hours, there's 2 Tops to vote in, each vote is worth 1 point. Those points cannot yet be exchanged, but rewards will be added soon! http://www.pandoraonline.net/cp/?module=vote


Nidhogg has Arrived
By GM-Nara | Posted : Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:02:57 EST
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The Nidhogg Dungeon is now available through the New world map. This is a temporary warp portal, the real warp will be released upon our next reboot. Enjoy.


Welcome Intern-Forge!
By GM-Circe | Posted : Sun, 25 Apr 2010 08:24:32 EST
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Last night Intern-Forge, our new tech GM, made his debut! Give him a friendly welcome when you see him around. ^.^


Thank you heroes!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:46:46 EST
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Thank you everyone for making us #2 (almost #1) on RMS low rate server! We couldn't have done it with out you all. We've received over 40 reviews in less then 2 weeks! We were all excited seeing ever a single review popped up! Thank you very much on behalf of the GM team!


Help heRO Out!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:06:53 EST
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Recently more and more of our RMS votes expired with out renewals or new additions. Because of that we went down to 3rd almost 4th in the Rankings for top RMS low Rate server. It would help the server out and cheer on the hard working GM team if our numbers went up again! So take a few min an send in a review or re-new your expired review! You keep telling us how you love this server so now tell the rest of the RO community! Click Here to Review


Easter Extention
By GM-Nara | Posted : Sun, 4 Apr 2010 16:07:19 EST
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Easter UPDATE The race for the top 3 egg donator to Annabelle will end on April 7th at 10 PM (just after WoE), however, we are extending the time for you to get the eggs for your Easter gear ^^. So now instead of the event lasting form the 1st-7th, it'll last from the 1st-15th. This is ONLY for the easter egg quest, the EXP will go back down to normal on the 7th. This is to allow people who play casually a chance to be able to reach their 100 eggs too. Happy Hunting ^^


Malicious Site
By GM-Circe | Posted : Fri, 2 Apr 2010 02:06:28 EST
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*BEWARE* Recently, players have started receiving ingame PMs advertising a site that is made to look like heRO, along with a similiar URL. It then asks for login details. Do NOT sumbit your information to this site. If you did, please attempt to change your password ASAP via the heRO Control Panel found Here. The site redirects to a fake heRO homepage, which then says that you can get free rewards. This site is a fake. Do not follow it. If you are unsure whether a site is the genuine heRO site, always go through http://hero-server.net, and use the navigation bars to the forums, Wiki and Control Panel on the left hand side. Thank you.


Winter and Easter
By GM-Nara | Posted : Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:40:08 EST
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Lots of action tonight! We started the evening with the event of the Snow Queen, once vanquished all the Snow Melted! Then followed the addition of the new Winter Lover Quest, it starts North of Lutie, speak to Leon (it's a permanent quest). Our rates are increased for the Easter week as previously announced: Base Exp increased from 5x to 7x Job Exp increased from 5x to 7x Quest Exp increased from 3x to 4x Homunculus Intimacy Rate increased from 1x to 2x Bonus for Share Party increased from 5% to 10% Drop rate is unchanged. Last but not least the Easter quest has been added, read more about it here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=13831


Ninja+Gunner Gear & Brasilis
By GM-Nara | Posted : Sat, 27 Mar 2010 17:55:01 EST
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Today we introduce a special Gunner/Ninja gear that makes the classes more equal to others. The gear can only be worn by 99 level characters and is started by an NPC in Veins. We also bring you the city of Brasilis now available via Alberta.


Buzzing about the Bee Wings and the Endless Tower
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:35:38 EST
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2 additions were made to heRO tonight. First: The official Endless Tower was added, see Captain Janssen in Alberta to reach the Tower's Island. Only 1 party may go at a time, once started a team has 4 hours. After their time is over, the people who were in the party may not go in the Tower again for 7 days. Second: the Bee Wings Quest is finally available. It starts in Mjolnir Field 3, find the Queen and do her bidding. The wings you will obtain in the end are useful for gathering particular items such as Immortal Heart, Cobweb, Alcohol and even Karvodainirol!


Welcome Intern-Azote
By GM-Nara | Posted : Sun, 28 Feb 2010 04:33:08 EST
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Our new Inter-Azote has arrived on the scene! Welcome him as a new member to our GM staff.


Happy Valentine's Day
By GM-Nara | Posted : Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:52:07 EST
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Come celebrate this lovey dovey holiday with us! We have a lovely quest that starts in Pront where you can obtain both new and old Valentine's Gears. You have till the 19th to collect them all!


New Hero Contests!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Thu, 4 Feb 2010 16:03:27 EST
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We have a new art contest and a screenshot contest in the Forums going on! herefor the art contest and here for the screenshot contest! Due date is March 30th for the art contest and April 11 for the screenshot contest so get your butts in gear and turn in your lovely arts and screenshots!


Temp Rate Increase
By GM-Circe | Posted : Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:35:36 EST
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heRO's rates will be 6/6/4 from the usual 5/5/3. This will last a day, ending Sunday 31st at 10PM server time. Enjoy. :)


Welcome to the Brand New CP!
By GM-Aki | Posted : Fri, 8 Jan 2010 13:32:00 EST
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After many hours :mrgreen: a lot of :twisted: some more :confused: a few :mad: and finally a :cool: It is my honour to present to you our Brand New and Shiny CP!!! Many thanks to Vanadis for paving the way and Pandora for the fun admin decisions (and much more before I get dead).


Happy New Year!
By GM-Aki | Posted : Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:32:11 EST
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The GM team wishes all its heroes a wonderful new year, filled with health, joy and success! Thank you everyone for your continued support to heRO, you'll see we haven't forgotten you either, We have a lot upcoming for you guys in 2010! We start with a small change in WoE, as previously announced on forum, we'll have a??WoE castle rotation for the first war of the new year (Sunday January 3rd).


Welcome Intern-Radiance
By GM-Nara | Posted : Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:40:32 EST
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We'd like to welcome our newest member of our GM Team, Intern-Radiance who had made his debut last night. Don't be shy to tell him Hi!


Happy Holidays
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sat, 19 Dec 2009 19:32:24 EST
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The heRO GM teams wishes all its players a wonderful holiday season! This year's Christmas quest starts at Toy Factory, you can get your hands on one of the two brand new Christmas Jesters or any previous Christmas headgears.


New ToH Map III
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sat, 19 Dec 2009 08:58:07 EST
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We were once again blessed with a cool new exclusive custom map by Kohaku for the Trials of Heroes, this one is for the PVP room where we can now host up to 4 fights at once! Additionally, the palettes used in the event to distinguish the 2 opposing Allegiance have been changed to reflect the wishes of the community, shiny white for Light and Black&Red for Dark.


Separate Retro WoE & Last Men Standing
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sun, 6 Dec 2009 12:10:55 EST
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As previously announced the Retro WoE now has it's own time slot on Sunday from??4 to 5 PM (server time) while normal WoE on sunday is changed to 1 hour from 2??to 3 PM. Between those 2 WoEs is the newly added Last Men Standing automated PVP??event! We've also added a feature to the GM-Assistant (located at 3 o'clock around the fountain in Prontera). You can customize your account options of @main, @exp, @skilldelay and @loot to be permanent. For more info, talk to the GM-Assistant NPC.


Reboot/Patcher Changelog
By GM-Ayu | Posted : Sat, 28 Nov 2009 17:18:01 EST
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Patch Changelog 28/11/09 Aesthetics

- Prontera changed to snowy Prontera
- Prontera BGM changed to normal Prontera BGM
- Snow weather added to Prontera
New Content/Fixes

- New Sign Quest Fix #2
- Kiel Quest Fix #9
- Continental Guard Quest added
- Dimensional Gorge and Satan Morroc added
- New Hatter hats and Hatter cards added (refer to the wiki to see the new changes)
- 2 new guild dungeons added! Arunafeltz and Schwaltzward guild dungeon can now be accessed through the trans woe castles!
Item Changes

- Sprint equipment set fixed (ring, shoes and mail all needed for the bonus)
- Mushika effect works properly again
- Cold Heart: now follows official rate of ASPD increase equal to refine rate of right hand equipment
- Black Cat: now follows official rate of cast rate decrease equal to refine rate of right hand equipment, also fixed to give dex properly
- Official items with ID 6000-6226 added in preparation for future updates (this includes new world monster drops having official NPC price)
- Mystcase Hat now works with rogues if they copied mammonite lv 10
- Rudolf's Red Nose is now fixed to drop cookie bags again, at a rate of 0.11+0.01*monster level (avg lv 50 monster has a rate of 0.61%). This should mildly ease the "screwed by Hatter" feeling with this hat compare to glasses(1)
- Death Medallion, Rune Charmstone, Seal of Continental Guard should now be fixed to be usable by all classes but novice
Administrative Changes

- GM-Mass is now a lv 60 GM! Be sure to congratulate him ingame and give thanks for most of the planning for Last Line Defense event
Notified Problem

- Morroc Incarnation (Angel) has improper element (needs to be dark 1)



Happy Scary Halloween Week
By GM-Aki | Posted : Fri, 23 Oct 2009 22:36:29 EST
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Welcome to the haunted heRO! Have a great scary week heroes, this years quest starts in Prontera City! Last years quest that started in Yuno City has been upgraded for our Trick and Treat week!


Happy Birthday heRO <3
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:53:19 EST
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We're starting our celebration week with a bang! A small rate increase, new quests, events, events and more events! For more information, read up on the 10 Days Celebrations : heRO's 4th Birthday! Happy Birthday heRO! Thanks to all our players for making it a fun week!


A smashing intro for Intern-Circe
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:43:07 EST
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Intern-Circe made her debut last night with a huge poring smash that was well attended. Welcome Intern-Circe!


New TOH Map!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:52:44 EST
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This new map is our new waiting room for TOH. It also serves for where we do our Trivia and Prize Ceremony. Thank You Kohaku for creating such a wonderful map!


SVN UPDATE!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Sat, 8 Aug 2009 14:51:55 EST
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We got our SVN update! If stuff seems broken or missing its because you aren't up to date with us! Be sure to patch up to eps 13.2 on sakray. If that doesn't work get our full installer! For any weird glitches give us a let know in the report forum! Update: -Fairy Paradise can now be accessed via Fairy Land -Splendide and Manuk fields can now be accessed via a temporaily warp in Morroc town (there is no warper there until the quest access is ready)


400+ Population reached!
By GM-Nara | Posted : Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:33:39 EST
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In celebration of hitting 400+ players online Pandalina is giving out special treats to the heroes of heRO! Be sure to stop by in Prontera and give her a visit for a yummy surprise!


Design heRO's Banner Contest
By GM-Nara | Posted : Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:00:20 EST
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Winners Announced! For details click here! Create a banner to advertise heRO! Summer is the time when most players join a server, with that in mind we want you to help us and the server with some eye catching banners that would help promote us. There are fabulous prizes to be won. Deadline July 10th is fast approaching, don't be cut for time in the end! See for details in forum or here.


Styla Update
By Intern-Cyrus | Posted : Fri, 29 May 2009 11:53:21 EST
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The famous Styla got an update, she now offers: - 9 New male hairstyles - 10 New female hairstyles - 2 New haircolors (grey and dark pink) - 6 New Clothing Palette (131+) Enjoy!


ToH just got faster!
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sat, 25 Apr 2009 14:10:50 EST
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Thanks to Kohaku who made us a new exclusive map for the ToH's monster trial it now goes much faster!


heRO's GM team just got bigger
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:53:50 EST
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Left to right in the picture: GM-Pandora, Intern-Cyrus, Intern-Nara, Intern-Mass, GM-Aki, GM-Ayu. Welcome to our new interns!


Easter decree of 2009!
By GM-Aki | Posted : Thu, 9 Apr 2009 21:08:55 EST
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Hear ye! hear ye! King Tristan III has announced that the heroes must bring "Decorated Easter Egg" to his niece on her favorite holiday, in return they will be rewarded with prizes, especially the 3 people who bring her the most! Good luck heroes! For the rabbits can be hard to find ^_^ Easter Decree of 2009


Ahoy Matey!
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sun, 5 Apr 2009 17:02:53 EST
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It seems Drake has acquired a new hat: the Pirate Hat! Visit him in the Sunken Ship if you want to get your hands on this novelty, it gives Vit and combos with Cutlus.


The Lord of Byalan is Here!
By GM-Ayu | Posted : Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:19:20 EST
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Finally spring returns to heRO as the heroes dispatch of the Eternal Crystals, built by the mermaids Eralia and the Lord of Byalan, Levia Lusca. The newest custom MvP to heRO, Levia Lusca, along with Eralia, can be found in the bottom floor of Byalan. The MvP is a high level powerful opponent, so be careful heroes!


Spring Incoming?
By GM-Ayu | Posted : Sat, 21 Mar 2009 21:32:18 EST
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As the heroes continue to discover and defeat the Eternal Crystals, the presence of spring can be felt as nature awakens in the city of Prontera. However, seems like winter struggles to hold on to its powers as Prontera fails to completely rid of the snow. What can be the reasoning behind this? In the meantime, the Fairy Land has been built and will be the new hosting location for the Great Fairy Auction. Be sure to support Pixie's Fairy Auction in the year 2009 as well! Location of Fairy Land can be found in Moscovia field, shown in the picture here: Be sure to check forums for more details about both of these events! GM-Ayu


Valentine's Day
By GM-Aki | Posted : Sun, 15 Feb 2009 05:12:44 EST
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A formal ball was held to celebrate this loving day! Party games like Musical Box, Love Plant and A formal Dance where the party's events. Our VIP guests, White Lady and Orc Hero, arrived late. For those late players, an i-Tower run was held later in the evening! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Maintenance!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:57:50 EST
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We had a successful maintenance last saturday! The server is now moved on a new & better hardware and also on a new & better hosting connection. To celebrate we had a huge Infinity Tower event which was nearly lagless for everyone! Every player has to run their patcher to be able to access the new server, if for some reason you have trouble getting your patcher to work there is also a new mini-installer available in the download section of forums. Control Panel is down temporarily, we will get it back up as soon as possible. Until then players can use the _M/_F method to register.


Winter upon us already and the Holidays soon!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 4 Dec 2008 19:19:21 EST
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Winter has arrived on heRO! The Snow Bunnies are hard at work covering Prontera and Izlude with snow ^_^ Soon enough it will be Christmas, of course we will have a quest to celebrate this, actually we'll have 2! Also please note that Woe on the 24th and 31st of December are cancelled due to the holidays.


Happy Halloween 2008!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:33:27 EST
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~ We are treating you with a brand new Halloween Quest this year, it starts in Yuno inside a building with a "Dedicated Scholar", good luck! The quest is for Halloween but it will be staying afterwards, however it gives better reward during the halloween season (until November 5th). You'll have to complete it to find out what the rewards are, and perhaps a way to summon something? ~ Niflheim has some new residents, they don't seem aggresive, but they got a wicked smile! ~ There will be a small Halloween Event on friday night, for those not Trick or Treating ^_^


Happy Birthday heRO! ^_^
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 13 Oct 2008 17:38:13 EST
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We're happily celebrating the Birthday of the server on October 15th (Wednesday), we got a week full of events, raised exp to 7/7/4 along with a special quest and complementary birthday gear (backpack)! Join the fun! More information here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=7535


Poring Island
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 4 Oct 2008 16:59:54 EST
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New poring family monster have arrived! They decided to pay us an early visit for the server's birthday and will be staying afterwards. God Poring, deity of the porings, roams around Poring Island protecting his family, he is however friendly (not aggressive) unless provoked. The distant cousins Sapling and Aquaring can also be found in the same place, Poring island, which is the map pay_fild04 ^_^ Another News! The hot fire MVP Skoll has gotten a revamp as well as his puppies, both can still be found in Magma Dungeon level 2.


Moscovia Opening!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 4 Sep 2008 21:41:17 EST
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The far away land of Moscovia is now available, thanks to the work of the witch Baba-Yaga who created a bridge between our 2 worlds. The Kafra Corps, Warper and Healing service have been contacted and will shorthly send their representatives there for the heroes' convenience.


Styla Update!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 7 Aug 2008 22:15:53 EST
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New haircuts and colours available at your favourite stylist in Prontera ^_^


Big Update to start the summer!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:42:19 EST
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A big update on June 11th, it includes the much-awaited opening of Nameless Island and the Cursed Abbey, as well as lots of new gears and cards, Socket Enchant V2 and destroyed Morroc. The new client has Battle Log and neat party window showing the other's HP. More information here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=6438


Fish Update + Nobility!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 3 May 2008 18:44:32 EST
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A new Nobility System has been introduced. Certain heroes will have the priviledge of becoming nobles of this Kingdom! ^_^ Read more information here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=6030 There have been a few tweakings to the fishing system, see this post for more details: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2077&pid=72434#pid72434


Skoll melts the snow + Homunculus are here!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:03:59 EST
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The oh-so-lovely homunculi are invading heRO ^_^ It is recommended that if you plan on having one you download the heRO ai: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=5524 Skoll, a new MVP, brother to Garm, has crossed over to our world and invaded most major cities along with lots of fire minions today. The mighty heroes have defeated the beast, but he kept coming back, finally a magic spell was made to bind Skoll and his puppies to Magma Dungeon 2! Thanks to the skoll invasion, the snow has melted! Everyone has to download a new server patch, it contains the latest update + all cities are cleaned of snow: http://www.pandoraonline.net/installers/hero_mini_installer.rar


Baby Wing Quest is in!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 1 Mar 2008 14:15:10 EST
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The quest to make cute little wings for novice/super novice is finally on heRO. As previously announced, it is done entirely in the Training Grounds!! But do not be deceived, it is a hard quest nonetheless! Have fun brave novices!


New Maintenance
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:25:44 EST
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Thor was opened recently, enjoy this fiery hot dungeon! Maintenance is planned for Saturday February 9th to upgrade to a faster processor and bigger main hard drive, server will be down for a few hours, but there will be a special high rate server opened for the duration of the downtime, read here for more information: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=5054


Maintenance
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 17 Jan 2008 08:16:45 EST
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There will be a maintenance tonight (2008/01/17) starting from 9 PM (EST), should last about 1 hour, more or less. During that period I will ask everyone to stay off even if the server gets back on I might just be testing something quick and it will go back down without notice. Sorry for the inconvenience & thanks for your understanding! ^_^ Update: Maintenance is done. Name change were done during the downtime, a new NPC was added in Pront, she will give the main server news for those who don't visit forums.


Happy New Year!!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 1 Jan 2008 18:54:09 EST
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The GM team wishes a wonderful 2008 year to all our heroes! ^_^ We wish you health, happiness, love, fun and all that you desire in the new year. Thanks for playing with us, for making such an awesome community and supporting the server through its good and bad times, we love you heroes <3


December, Snow & Christmas!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:50:01 EST
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Snow starting falling in the world of RO, brought by the Snow Bunnies is slowly covering the entire land! Read more about it here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=4226 Odin Sanctuary was introduced, be careful Valkyrie is rather protective of her land! Xmas update: 2 Christmas quests were added, along with lots of new resident in Lutie, Pront, Izlude and Geffen ^_^ Read more about it here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=3089&pid=54733#pid54733


November!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:10:02 EST
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~ A new patch has just been released, with a fix for the patcher, you can get it at: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2097 ~ New hats have been added to the Hatter (Helm of Hermes, Adventurer Hat, Luxury Hat) ~ New headgears that drop from monsters (Aliza Doll, Masks of Maero, Dolar & Despero) ~ New headgear "Big Wedding Veil" is now on sale at the Prontera Wedding Shop ^_^ ~ Please have patience for the baby wings, the script for the quest is about 50% done.


Happy Halloween & Other Updates ^_^
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:25:54 EST
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Lots of things have happened, hard to list them all ^_^ ~ Kiel dungeon was open, arm yourself with patience for the quest! ~ New Job: Gunslinger! Shoot things to till your heart's content! Who will be our first 99 Gunslinger? The race is on! ~ Our dear Mr. Hatter (located outside Rachel temple) accepts 10 new cards for his games! ~ A private rentable DB room was added for everyone's convenience. Happy Halloween! ~ Pumkingrings have invaded Morrocs, and Autumn Leafcats have joined the Zombies. ~ Halloween Quest is available until November 1st, it starts in Prontera, find the Squire! ~ Join us on Oct. 31st during the evening for the Halloween Event! ~ A Strange man in the DB rooms is looking for Pumking Mojos to summon the great pumpking spirit...


October Update!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 2 Oct 2007 08:33:04 EST
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~ Phase 5 was implemented! ~ Geffenia is now open, to access it you will need to do the Sign Quest. ~ There is a new fishing spot, a contest was started to see who finds it first, click here for more details. ~ October patch was released, click here to go download it. ~ 2 New pets: Siroma and Civil Servant. ~ 4 New Loading Screens. ~ 5 New hats that drop from Hatter! ~ 2 New masks that drop from Wrapped Mask item (available from Hatter) ~ 2 New hats that drop from monsters (Dokebi Hat and Drooping Wild Rose) ~ 2 New Wings, 4th generation heroic, Luminous Wings and Gargoyle Wings. ~ 2 New Female Hairstyles available from Styla. ~ A special secret gear that will be obtainable only on October 15th (server's birthday) ~ Enjoy the new Evil Prontera look, it was made by GM-Feith! ~ More updates! ~ The Hatter now colors certain specific hats and will trade Hat Voucher. ~ Special Zombies in Prontera to go with the new look (not agressive monsters)! That sums it up, enjoy all the new stuff ^_^


Ninjas!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 23 Sep 2007 10:01:20 EST
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Phase 4 was successfully implemented, enjoy the new class Ninja which has finally reached heRO ^_^ Future update are planned for October, they include Geffenia, The Sign Quest, the Advanced Fishing spot, Kiel's Robot Factory and the new job Gunslinger! There are 2 TOH this month, planned for: Tuesday the 25th of September, starting at 6 PM Saturday the 29th of September, starting at 10 AM


Socket Enchant, Rachel Sanctuary and Mad Hatter!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:02:27 EST
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Behold the new Hatter NPC, custom to heRO, if you play his games he will reward you with one of his many hats. This is a way to obtain several of Gravity's hats that are normally not obtainable in game, as well as special custom hats. http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=3524 Rachel Sanctuary Contest is open, help Prietess Nemma gather the 150M donations she needs for the Festival ^_^ http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=3339 Socket Enchanter available in major town usually close to the refiner NPCs. Enjoy ^_^ ;)


SVN Update
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 27 Aug 2007 20:39:23 EST
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SVN Update is Done! Server Status: Up! Patch Status: Available See link: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2097 You NEED the new files if you wanna play, otherwise your character will appear messed up or simply gone!! Don't worry you haven't lost anything, just get the new files and it will work fine. Not everyone checks the website/forums so please spread the word!! Another thing to remember: login is now case sensitive, so if you cannot log at all, make sure you got those lowercase/uppercase letters right. Tonz of new stuff, too many to list them all, just come enjoy it with us ^_^


Nature Strikes Prontera
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 8 Aug 2007 21:12:11 EST
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Plant monsters invaded Prontera & Izlude and planted seeds everywhere! The brave heroes of the server vanquished the invading plants, but their seeds bloomed and the cities are now covered with glass and twigs. Enjoy the new look ^_^ (http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=3305) The August patch is out, 2 new hats and new pets! :) (http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2097) There is a real life meeting on August 11th, if you are in the area (Montreal,Qc,CA), come see your fellow players and GMs! (http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2817)


July Patch!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:07:24 EST
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I hope you are all having a fun summer! July patch was released, you can find it in the file update post as usual: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2097 New pets, new gears and other tidbits, as always ^_^ Expect a new fishing spot in a near future! We're still working on tweaking it but it will be ready soon. Take care everyone /kis; ~ Pandora


June Patch & Update!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 6 Jun 2007 08:19:44 EST
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The June Patch was released, you can find it in our download section: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2097 New stuff as promised (pets, hairstyle, hats, etc.) and the long awaited quest for the Avian wings has also been released, address any complaint about the item list to GM-Auron ^_^ Heroic pet quest is also available, to make tame for angeling/deviling. It requires a certain number of Allegiance points to make. Enjoy ^_^


News
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 24 May 2007 08:17:39 EST
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Just keeping you up-to-date with some server news ^_^ ~ We are about to hire new GMs to make the server better than ever for our heroes, check this post for more details: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2080 ~ Small changes to the fishing system, you can read about the new fish description here: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2077 ~ Next ToH (Trials of Heroes) is scheduled for Saturday June 16th at Noon. ~ June patch is progressing well expect new pets, along with hero pet quest, at least 1 new headgear and possibly the long-awaited quest for the Avian wings ^_^


Short downtime :(
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 14 May 2007 17:00:39 EST
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The server that we all play on is hosted on a computer located in my appartment. An electrician is coming tomorrow (tuesday) and perhaps wednesday too to make some repairs to the building, he will cut the electricity which will result in the server going down :( I don't know at what time this will happen, all I can tell you is that I come back from work around 6 PM, the power should be back at that time and I can restart the server. Unfortunatly this downtmie is out of my control, but I'm very sorry for the inconvenience!


May Patch + New WoE castle!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 1 May 2007 20:35:37 EST
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The May patch is available, get it from either of these link: http://files.filefront.com/heROMayzip/;7403270;/fileinfo.html (mirror1) http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/heROMay.zip (mirror2) ~ 2 New Headgears (Succubus Doll Hat & Donator Laurel Wreath) ~ 10 New Hairstyles! ~ New text for pets ~ Some minor fix to various bugs (Including small change to Zodiac Wings) ~ 5 custom pets along with custom tame items(Kraben, Wild Rose, Succubus and 2 hero pets Angeling and Deviling!) Aldebaran castle will be opened sunday, it's going to be a no-trans and no new job, only second job and below can enter! Edit: There will be a bug with cursed helm being red instead of black, I'll fix it as soon as I can.


Maintenance Done
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:26:46 EST
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The maintenance is now done, you can connect back to the server ^_^ The update seems fine, altough you will not see anything new. Should you experience any unusual crash or weird behavior please report to me! Server is back online. Unfortunatly WoE had to be cancelled for today, but we'll be having a Guild VS Guild event instead ^_^


Short Maintenance
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:41:27 EST
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There will be a maintenance on the server, next sunday morning (local time). The duration or exact start time of the maintenance are not yet decided, but be assured it will be as short as it is possible. The reload included in the maintenance will provide a few fix to some items/npc. The next TOH event is set to be on monday May 21st starting at 3 PM. Can't wait to show you all what we got in store for the May patch ^_^


April Patch
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 13 Apr 2007 08:24:52 EST
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The April patch was added last week, download it by following 1 of those 2 links: http://files.filefront.com/april_patchzip/;7147372;/fileinfo.html (mirror 1) http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/april-patch.zip (mirror 2) ~New hats, new hair, new wings, lots of fun. ~The Easter Quest was available for the Easter weekend, hope you completed it if you wanted the Easter hat! ~Easter monsters were in major cities! ~Magician NPC in geffen makes "Rabbit in the Hat" ~Reset Allegiance now cost 100k ~There was a Easter Event this weekend hosted by GM-Chocolate! Happy Easter everyone ^_^ ~Raised the price of fishing baits. ~Made changes to the TOH NPCs By the way Trials of Heroes event is tonight, friday the 13th... spooky! ;)


Helm Quest, Finallly!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 4 Apr 2007 06:59:38 EST
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The helm quest has finally been added. You can start it by talking to Balian, he is located in the west Prontera inn, on the 2nd floor. But beware, he will only talk to a hero! The april patch is almost ready, if all goes well it will be released tomorrow (thursday) ^_^


April Fool!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 1 Apr 2007 09:53:39 EST
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Some fishy friends are visiting for April Fool, they'll be gone soon, so enjoy them while they're here! Some little changes too: ~ Geffen 4 is now a "hero only" dongeon, you need to have at least 40 allegiance points to enter. ~ Moved the banker in Alberta to be close to the warper/healer. ~ A few more fixes, including healer for the toh NPCs which should speed up the process some more! Speaking of ToH, the next one is on Friday the 13th of april, I hope you're not too supersticious ;) Oh and the Helm Quest (Blessed & Cursed) is comming very soon, either tonight(sunday) or tomorrow night(monday)!


New NPC and hairstyles!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:52:49 EST
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Yesterday a few new NPC were introduced: Lonely Artist: You can find him in morroc, get him what he wants and he'll give you an item. What is the item? Bring him 5 pencil case to find out! Orphanage: Granny Kathy has opened an orphanage for the abandoned children. (You can become a baby character with no parents) http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2660 Guild Administrator: She will allow you to change leadership of a guild if a few conditions are met. -The new guild leader has to be in guild. -The new guild leader has to be online. -You must spell the name of the new leader correctly. -Woe must not be going on at the moment of the change. -You must pay a fee of 200k for the change. Tonight I'll be adding new hairstyles to the Styla Dyess NPC, 3 male and 5 female. I'll also correct some minor bugs. I've also made some slight modifications to some of the monster drops.


Trials of heroes & Auction
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:00:49 EST
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The trials of heroes event is today (march 24th), good luck to all aspiring heroes! ^_^ The auction event is tomorrow (march 25th) after the WoE. I reopened the 4th level of Geffen Dongeon, you can find all sorts of monsters there such as Violy, Fake Angel, Baphomet, Alice, Bloody Knight, etc. Enjoy!


March bundle ^_^
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:06:45 EST
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Well here's a bunch of news and information about the recent changes. The March patch is out: http://files.filefront.com/hero_marchzip/;6919090;;/fileinfo.html With it comes: ~ 6 new hairstyles are available (4 female, 2 male) ~ 2 new headgears I'll be introducing soon and that will drop from monsters ~ 2 new loading screens ~ all female hairstyles work with 15 colors (8 RO colors + 7 custom ones) ~ the male hairstyle "gentilhomme" now works with 8 colors instead of 2. I also made a few changes that I hope are for the best! ~ In order to help the newcommers on the server, the healer is now free until level 20! Do not bother asking me to extend that to higher level or to lower the price, just be happy about what we give you ;) ~ The previous "Quiz" NPC present at the entrance of the server has been modified to be a little easier, he will now list you the server rules instead of quizzing about them, just agree to them if you want to enter, he will also ask you to confirm that you understand basic English. ~ Since we have 3 castles for woe, there was 1 dongeon unavailable, to cope for that I added a choice menu to the guild dongeon switch. Now if your guild owns a castle you have access to all 4 guild dongeons! ~ There was a bug with the OCA (Old Card Albums) that only dropped old cards, apparently a lot of people knew about it but no one seems to have thought of reporting it! I can't stress that enough, if you find a bug, please report it, it will help make the server better. If we cannot fix it, at least we'll be aware of it. And about what's comming in a near future: ~ We're working on a patcher, to avoid people having to download + extract the patch themselves, this would be more convenient. ~ We are working on the new svn, I know the new classes and maps are long-awaited and I'm grateful for your patience. ~ The quest for the hero helms (Blessed and Cursed) is near completion. ~ I'm working on ways to make the ToH faster, the next one is March 24th at Noon! Farewell heroes ^_^


Hairstyling!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 23 Feb 2007 14:56:07 EST
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The server now has 5 custom female hairstyles and 3 male ones. The quest to get a "coupon" for a haircut is also implemented. See the guide for more details: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2527 Tomorrow is the ToH, see you then! ^_^


Aerial Wings!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 18 Feb 2007 16:03:19 EST
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The long-awaited NPC for the aerial wings (wind property) has been added tonight, no hints, enjoy!


Happy V-Day + Enjoy the February patch!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:56:16 EST
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On behalf of the heRO staff, I'd like to wish everyone a happy Valentine's day! Don't forget the V-Day event is tonight, around 7 PM (server time EST), there is still a little time if you want to register, see post: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2457 I released the February patch late last night, you can download it at: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/february.zip Soon I'll be adding the new hairstyling quest that will allow people access to the new hairstyles. I'm also working on the Blessed/Cursed helm quest, but it's not ready yet, expect it to be hard!


Christmas is behind us, but lots of fun ahead!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:24:52 EST
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The Xmas quest was removed yesterday. As well as the holiday monsters that populated most major towns (christmas orcs and goblins, santa poring and cookies). However I left a few of our custom santa poring in Lutie ^_^ I'm planning some fun stuff for the comming holidays (Valentine's day, Easter, etc.), I'm also preparing a special hair stylist that will require a quest to change your hairstyle into custom ones and I'll probably be adding the Aerial wings quest soon.


Better & Faster + CP = Yay!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 20 Jan 2007 11:16:20 EST
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Update: The technician came and the internet/server are back. Welcome to the new faster and more stable heRO!! In addition, the CP(Control Panel) is back!! You can find it at: http://www.hero-server.net/cp/ You can do all sorts of stuff with it, from password change, to transfer of zeny. The ladder still need tweaking, just give us a little time, the tk family class are not recognised and GMs show up in the ladders. Should you experience any problem with the CP, please report to me. Thank J@h_Man who worked on getting the cp back, as well as GM-Windslip, Koko, Peekaboo and myself ^_^


TOH today + possible little downtime
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 20 Jan 2007 07:45:01 EST
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Today a technician is comming over to install my new (and faster!) internet connection. It is possible that I'll have to turn off the server abruptly, if so I appologize for the inconvenience. (done) It's also TOH today, so I'll have to reboot the server to add the new stuff. (done) The TOH (Trials of Heroes) is at 1 PM server time, and the new wings are available in it, see you there!! ^_^ P.S.: I'll be removing the Xmas quest after ToH so hurry if you have not done it already!


It's a new year!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 16 Jan 2007 13:23:32 EST
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As you might have noticed, there's lots of new stuff in the January Patch! If you haven't done so already, go download it and apply it! 2 new hairstyles for female and 1 new hairstyle for male, along with 7 new hair colors (including the much-asked black one). New gears as well, 3 pairs of wings and several heagears. I'll be updating the custom gear post soon with images, stats and availability. I've also made some slight changes to the color of the interface to give it a "heRO" feel. Dual clienting has been disabled and is also forbidden (I've asked the GMs to run thorough checks to ensure this new rule is respected, so don't be surprised if they pop up next to you and ask you stuff.) Let's hope this will be a great year for heRO! ^_^


January Patch + Test Server
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 13 Jan 2007 20:14:19 EST
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I'm attempting to start the test server with someone's help, so far it's not working, I appologize for the delay ;_; Edit1: The test server is almost up, some minor stuff to take care off and it'll be there guys! Edit2: The person who was helping me went to bed a while ago (it was really really late there), I have not succeeded to get the test server running by myself, sorry everyone T_T I got the login + char server working (which is why people could get to the char screen), but that's it, after that I'm getting errors that I do not know how to fix x_x I'm giving up for today, sorry, I'll revert things back to the normal server for now. We'll have to test some other time ._. At least we got the January patch, you can download it: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/january.zip


Another Test Server Day + January Patch
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 9 Jan 2007 08:53:52 EST
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This comming saturday, the 13th of January, I'd like to make another high rate test server day with the latest svn. I'll also try to have the january patch ready by then (preparing both might be a little time-consuming, I hope I make it in time!) I'll post more details when I have them, please spread the word in game for those who don't read the forums! ^_^ Edit: I'm gonna try to make it, but I'm not even done with the january patch yet, and have not started on the svn yet T_T On the brighter side I got some cool stuff comming in the January patch :D new gears and other neat stuff! ^_^


Happy New Year
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 31 Dec 2006 20:54:46 EST
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On behalf of all the heRO staff, I'd like to wish everyone a truely happy new year! heRO has seen a lot in 2006, players comming and leaving, new gms joining the team, some gms leaving, lots of events as well as new quests and gears. Also lots of moments to remember, some sad, other very intense, lots of happy moments too (I hope!) The new year is a time for reflection, to ponder over both the past and the future, I hope your look back will be a positive one and your look forward a hopeful one! Happy New Year heRO! ^_^


Merry Christmas!!!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 24 Dec 2006 09:49:07 EST
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The Christmas Light/Dark Quest was added, it will be there during the holiday (same goes for your xmas friends!), so make sure you do it soon if you want the allegiance points as well as the cute christmas hat!! ^_^ The NPC to start the quest is located in Prontera, 7 oclock from the center. The rest you'll have to figure out on your own, but know that the whole quest can be done in Prontera city. Altough the hats are not light or dark per say, if you finish the quest the dark way you'll receive the Santa Jester and you'll get the Snow cap if you finish the quest the light way. Happy holiday heroes!! ^_^


Christmas!!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:46:48 EST
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Say hello to our snowly look for winter!! ^_^ To see it, make sure you download the december patch: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/december2006.zip And some christmas friends have appeared in Prontera, Lutie, Geffen and Izlude!


Real Server Back (after 1 day testing)
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:33:19 EST
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The main server is back on :) We wont be changing to the latest svn yet, we'll need more tweaking and testing.


Temporary Test Server
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 9 Dec 2006 13:57:47 EST
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Today's the day we have the high rate. 14:20 ~ backup of the Main server 14:30 ~ Main server turned off 14:50 ~ Creating the fresh database 15:30 ~ Swearing at the computer a lot.. 15:40 ~ Database and sql permission set 16:15 ~ Problem with map server, but we're almost there! 16:45 ~ We've almost got it all working, I see that some of you created accounts already, my impatient little ones ^_^ 17:00 ~ YES! It's up!! Thanks to GM-Windslip and I Sorry for making you wait so long!


Up-To-Date SVN test :)
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 4 Dec 2006 09:10:32 EST
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Next saturday, December the 9th at around 2-3 PM, the main server will be turned off, for a day. This is the day we are testing the new svn, which has Ninja/Gunner and all the new changes from eAthena. http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2264 On that day, you can play on a high rate temporary server (will probably be 1k/1k/1k), we need your feedback before implementing this new svn, so come and give it a try. If we have a lot of people on, I might hold a woe saturday night. I will revert everything back to the real server by sunday morning, so this does not affect the sunday woe. Important: If all goes well, you wont need to download anything, HOWEVER, your account will not be working on the test server, you will need to create a new account using the "_F/_M" method. I'll probably be doing a few reboot during the day saturday, to tweak some stuff and it might take a little time to set it up properly, so please be patient ^_^ Please spread the news in-game, as not everyone reads the forum and I'd like to minimize the amount of "zomg server is down!" :P Cheers everyone ^_^


New stuff
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 17 Nov 2006 06:59:53 EST
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Tonight (friday the 17th of November) there was a Light VS Dark event! The brave Light warriors have pushed away the evil forces of Erebos that held Prontera! The November patch is available: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/november2006-2.zip Tomorrow (saturday the 18th of November) I'll unveil the Zodiac Quest! Cheers :)


:)
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 1 Nov 2006 07:30:33 EST
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I hope those who participated enjoyed last night's big Halloween event!! The trick or treat quest is over, I hope you got your sweets! The disguiser npc was removed, one night of this crashy dude was enough anyway, but it was fun to play disguise ^_^ The witches and Mr. Pumpkin will stay with us for a few more days, enjoy them while they're there, I'll probably remove them this weekend. Cheers!!


Halloween Event!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:25:50 EST
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Hiya!! Happy Halloween everyone ^_^ Of course there will be an event tonight, should be around ~8ish PM (server time EST). See you then!


Daylight Saving Time
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 29 Oct 2006 08:33:04 EST
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Dont forget we are changing hour today (for those in daylight saving time). The server automatically changed the hour so if you're not sure what time woe is at for you, just do @time and it will give you the local server time (WOE is from 2 to 4 PM)


Trick or Treak!!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:02:28 EST
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Added the Trick or Treat quest for Halloween! You have until November 1st to complete the quest if you want the reward ^_^ The quest starts in Prontera tool shop, good luck!


Spooky Witch and Mr. Pumpkin!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 22 Oct 2006 08:10:11 EST
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Say hello to the new Prontera residents. Witch and Mr. Pumkin will stay with us until Halloween, they hold some sweets for you! Yesterday was the ToH and it went quite well I think, the next one will be in November, make sure to prepare in advance if you want to participate!


Happy Birthday heRO!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 14 Oct 2006 23:30:49 EST
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Today, is the official first birthday of the server! One year ago exactly the server opened up. To commemorate this special occasion, visit Prontera and talk to the clown to receive your heRO Anniversary hat! (Must be Second job or above to get the hat) Tonight we also released the October patch, get the file here: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/october2006.zip Enjoy the new Prontera look! :twisted:


About the server downtime today..
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 6 Oct 2006 19:51:31 EST
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I'm so sorry about the downtimes we've had today. The server was still up technically, but my internet connection went down... twice >_< The problem is with the internet provider, they're having problem at the central, at least that's what they keep telling me. I'm definatly considering switching provider, I'll try and find a more stable one. I'll keep you updated on that. Until then, server is back up now, for good hopefully!


Small changes
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 5 Oct 2006 12:41:32 EST
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Made 2 small changes yesterday: * Same-sex Wedding is now implemented. 2 girls or 2 guys can marry together! When registering at the npc in Prontera church, one of them has to register as the bride and the other as the groom, but don't worry, at the altar the proper rings are given. Thanx for Angel's eyes, a lovely dancer who accepted to marry me for testing purpose, our wedding and divorce both went fine, skills were working as well. * The command @changegm is now available to all players. This command allows to change guild master, it can only be used by a guild leader and the new leader must be in the guild and online for it to work. So ownership of guild may be transfered without GM help from now on, and can be done at any guildlevel. Enjoy!


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 30 Sep 2006 08:46:09 EST
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Maintenance is done.


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 28 Sep 2006 15:37:14 EST
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There will be a maintenance on the server this weekend, most probably saturday morning very early (EST). The server will be down for about half an hour. I will be doing some testing, you may be able to connect during that period, however you might crash since you wont have the proper files for the changes I am testing. If you crash, don't worry, just try again later on (I will revert back the server to the way it was after I'm done testing), down time should not be over 30 minutes.


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:44:02 EST
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A few changes today: - Gaia Wings Quest was added (Earth Property Wings). - Flower Wings Quest moved to Yggdrasil Tree. - Deep Root, clothes palette added. - Command @Duel added. - Kafra added to Lutie. - Corrected a bug with the angeling/deviling wings which gave 5 perfect dodge instead of 5 flee + lowered def to 4.


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 15 Sep 2006 15:46:38 EST
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There will be Maintenance/Updating Sunday Morning from 11 AM to Noon (EST) Most likely the server will be up, but if you decide to play expect reloading/restarting during that period. Will be adding NPCs for the Trials of Heroes + a few more small updates to some items/npcs.


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 9 Sep 2006 13:48:09 EST
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Fishing System! Was added last saturday at 5 PM (EST), enjoy! :)


Give your opinion!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:05:22 EST
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New polls have been added to the poll section of the forum! Give us your opinion! ^_^ http://pandoraonline.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=43


Server is up!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:27:30 EST
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To play, download this file: http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/6/8/56347/newfiles.zip Unzip it, drop the 3 files in your RO folder, replace everything and launch hero.exe This new client is not as stable, if it gives you error, let me know! http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2034


Server Downtime
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sun, 27 Aug 2006 06:44:17 EST
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The server will go down this morning (sunday the 27th of August) as we change the location of the computer that host the server from Ben's house to my place. I will keep you up to date on the status of the server. 8:15 AM I left to go pick up the server with GM-Boomy and GM-Feith (the car didn't break down on the way and Feith sends you all his love) :P 9:20 AM The server is now at my place, we're starting the setup. Update: Technical problem, we are missing some passwords required for the setup :( 11:55 AM We die 11:56 AM Rebirth and taking a break to pee and eat a bit. XD (Feith) 2:16 PM We've made some progress, the server is comming back soon! Thanks to boomy mostly who managed to re-install SQL! Woot ^_^ 3:21 PM I'm online with a few people who helped us test. Thank you everyone for your help!!


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 23 Aug 2006 06:58:57 EST
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The website and forums are back, sorry for this downtime! Server will undergo some changes soon, check here for more informations: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=2018


RE: Server news
By GM-Feith | Posted : Mon, 14 Aug 2006 09:19:05 EST
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Back from vacation and what do I see.... The server is down. :( Don't worry I fixed the problem and now the server is UP!


RE: Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Fri, 11 Aug 2006 21:17:21 EST
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For the duration of the heRO downtime, a temporary high rate server is available! Come and join the fun! Check here for details: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=1998&pid=22379


Server news
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Wed, 9 Aug 2006 18:19:23 EST
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Server is currently closed because of technical difficulties. Check the forum for update on the situation. Sorry for the inconvenience!


GM Evaluation
By GM-Feith | Posted : Sat, 22 Jul 2006 18:02:27 EST
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It's been a while since we introduced to you a couple of new sub-GMs. Now is the time to evaluate their capacity to be a GM for the heRO community. The GMs are asking you to give your opinion about them inside the new POLL SECTION of the forum. Every opinion and comment are important. Please try to answer as fast as you can. The more reply and votes we get, the more we can get an idea of what is the opinion of the players. The votes are not secret, but do not worry no consequences will be taken depending on what you voted. Thank you.


A new GM among us
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 6 Jul 2006 22:35:40 EST
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Please welcome GM-12 which just joined us. She happens to be our... you can guess... 12th GM. She will mostly act as a "technical" GM, but im sure you will come across her ingame sometime. Ben


Item Auction Part II
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Thu, 1 Jun 2006 10:19:29 EST
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Another auction with hot items!! Check this forum thread for more details: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=1754


SVN Update
By GM-Ben | Posted : Tue, 25 Apr 2006 00:28:56 EST
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As many of you might already have noticed, we have just upgraded the server to the latest SVN. As with any update there are skill that are better than they used to, some are weaker. The team developping eAthena (the emulator we are using) are trying to have it as close as possible as the real officials servers. Same goes for quests and such. We can't look nor change back every single change they made. If you feel something is wrong, I post the 3 changelogs that were produced since the last version of the server we were running. Try to search them for your particular inquiry, it will most likely be answered.

- DB changelog Mainly changes regarding, monster skills/items/forging/crafting/monsters http://www.hero-server.net/changelogs/naru6233_db.txt
- NPC changelog Mainly changes to npc/npc locations/quests/monster spawning points http://www.hero-server.net/changelogs/naru6233_npc.txt
- Min changelog All the other changes: AI/Gameplay/skills/classes/etc. http://www.hero-server.net/changelogs/naru6233.txt
*N.B. we were runing the february 3rd svn before this one. So everything stated between this date and today is most likely new or changed now. Many of the listed changes are "technical" but still some very useful informations might come from these. Some of you might have a hard time making the Biolab quest. If its the case, please be patient, we allready have identified both the cause and the way to solve the problem. We just need a little time to put everything in place. Ben


In-Game Auction!!
By GM-Pandora | Posted : Sat, 22 Apr 2006 09:58:50 EST
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An auction with hot items will be held in game, sunday the 30th, check this thead for more informations! http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=1624


Ladder is finally fixed!
By GM-Scott | Posted : Fri, 7 Apr 2006 23:28:09 EST
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I went mad for updates tonight and managed to fix the Control Panel to recognize the Taekwon and family. Enjoy! :) Scott


Big website revamp
By GM-Scott | Posted : Fri, 7 Apr 2006 22:32:09 EST
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I took the time to clean up and add informations to the website today. You might want to check out all the sections to get a better feel of the changes. I'm all about feedback so if you have trouble with any of the sections, please PM me with your suggestions. Thanks for making heRO Server a great place to play! Scott


Elemental Quest released!
By GM-Feith | Posted : Sat, 25 Mar 2006 22:49:29 EST
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Yep, we're finally releasing our first customs items : the elemental wings. Some of you may have noticed all the GM were wearing new type of wings, well those are the elemental wings. Two of the four NPCs have been installed and are ready to use. Only Pheonix Wings and Arctic Wings are available at the moment. Gaia Wings and Aerial Wings will become available when we will fix all the bugs on the items. IMPORTANT : Wings are now how they should have been from the start, untradable and unsellable. Our next projects are the Zodiac Quest, then, the heRO GEAR System. We are working hard to provide you the best experience of Ragnarok. For more information about the elemental quest, look over here. Thank you for playing on heRO. Now enjoy! - Feith


New (big) patch available!
By GM-Scott | Posted : Sun, 19 Mar 2006 18:12:02 EST
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As you might have noticed, there is a new patch available since some time this afternoon. As with any launch, there has been some problems. People seems to have found all the help they needed to get it to work though since no one added me to their MSN! ;) So what's new with this release? Well, welcome to heRO 2.0! We can say that the first heRO was there to make sure we could run the server and now our own ideas are beggining to come to life. You will find in this update the first custom items. While the whole Light and Dark concept is still in the work, you can count that it's getting closer because the related wings are in there. You will also find the Phoenix Wings and the Arctic Wings. How to get them? Oh, we could not tell, you might want to go into an adventure to find the quest... Just the patch itself is the result of 30 hours of work and the result is quite pleasing. The bumpy road that have been lead by the early adopters is now smooth as silk and everyone can enjoy the sight of these wings...if you can find them. Good luck! Scott


This Morning downtime
By GM-Ben | Posted : Wed, 8 Mar 2006 11:37:45 EST
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Power has just been restablished. Server is now back online. Enjoy. Ben


Server Downtimes
By GM-Scott | Posted : Wed, 8 Mar 2006 09:24:15 EST
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It seems the ISP that is providing connectivity to our server is experiencing difficulties. There was a small downtime late yesterday but it came back on. This morning, the server is still down. There is a possibility that this is part of the power interruptions GM-Ben mentionned and there is a possibility that it's ISP related. Rest assured that our network equipment is tested and functionnal and our server is in great shape. We also do regular backup so your character is safe. Thanks for your undestanding. Scott


Power interruption
By GM-Ben | Posted : Sat, 4 Mar 2006 13:47:16 EST
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As some of you might have notice, no interruption occured this week as announced previously. Those interruption has been postponed by a week so expect the interruption to occur either on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. We are sorry about that. Ben


Power interruption
By GM-Ben | Posted : Tue, 28 Feb 2006 23:25:24 EST
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Wednesday or thursday from 8:30 to 12:00 (eastern time) there should be some power interruptions. I don't have more information as of the exact period. So expect the server to be down at least one of those two period. I wont have any physical access to the server during those periods. The auto-powerup + remote access should allow the server to get back on feet quite fast. We are sorry for any trouble that may cause to you. Ben


New versions of the installers
By GM-Ben | Posted : Sat, 18 Feb 2006 10:58:16 EST
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I just updated the different installers for our server. Anyone still having difficulties updating sakray or/and seeing taekwon/soul linker/star gladiators might want to have a look at those. Installer (patch) : For those that allready have sakray installed and want to play our server, an up to date installer (patched up to February 18th). All those using windows 98 and who cannot update using our patcher, you might want to download this to get up to date. http://heropatch.files.deltaanime.net/hero-installer.exe Note: This installer will not fix the crashes you might experience. It contains only the up to date version of the heRO patch. If you experience crashes, look for the Full Installer. Size: approx. 7 Mb Full Installer : Fully updated Ragnarok (February 16th). Should fix most crashes you experience ingame http://files.filefront.com/4778903 Size: approx. 850 Mb BGM (music files) : If you want to add music to the game you need to download this along with the full installer. http://files.filefront.com/4609890 Size: approx. 150 Mb Ben


About the new SVN (server update)
By GM-Ben | Posted : Sat, 11 Feb 2006 10:50:40 EST
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First of all, if you are crashing a lot I would recommend updating sakray by running the file named "sakray.exe" in your RO folder. If it doesn't work read this thread containing some informations: http://pandoraonline.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=1147 Now about the update. As with any update there are skill that are better than they used to, some are weaker. The team developping eAthena (the emulator we are using) are trying to have it as close as possible as the real officials servers. Same goes for quests and such. We can't look nor change back every single change they made. If you feel something is wrong, I post ed the 3 changelogs that were produced since the last version of the server we were running. Try to search them for your particular inquiry, it will most likely be answered.

- DB changelog Mainly changes regarding, monster skills/items/forging/crafting/monsters http://www.hero-server.net/changelogs/naru5174_db.txt
- NPC changelog Mainly changes to npc/npc locations/quests/monster spawning points http://www.hero-server.net/changelogs/naru5174_npc.txt
- Min changelog All the other changes: AI/Gameplay/skills/classes/etc. http://www.hero-server.net/changelogs/naru5174.txt
Many of the listed changes are "technical" but still some very useful informations might come from these. Ben


Please update
By GM-Feith | Posted : Wed, 8 Feb 2006 23:26:29 EST
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Don't forget to UPDATE your Sakray.exe in your RO folder. With the SVN updated, many of you seems to be crashing due to the new classes and skills. All you need to do is to run sakray.exe and wait until you get all the lastest updates. Then, you won't crash anymore. If you have any problem to use your sakray.exe, use this : Old Sakray Updater. This old Sakray updater should work fine. Feith


New SVN fully loaded
By GM-Ben | Posted : Tue, 7 Feb 2006 23:28:06 EST
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Well everything is now up and working. We corrected the major bug surrounding it. Notable changes include: - Taekwondo | Soul Linker | Star Gladiator - Main chat - 2nd job quest skills - Dual-clienting/infinite zoom client - Removed christmas prontera - Added news to the patcher screen Ill include the full changelog in this news tomorrow so you can read everything that has been done since the PR1. Before to report anything as a bug, please try to check if it hasnt been made as a quest. I know for sure that some old "easily" accessible stuff now requires quests to be done. Note that if your game crash you will need to update it, either run the file named sakray.exe from your ragnarok folder, or redownload the latest version of sakray/ragnarok. We will soon update the full installer for a more uptodate version. Good night everyone, hope you are enjoying today changes. Ben


New SVN (server version) - Installation completed
By GM-Ben | Posted : Tue, 7 Feb 2006 16:39:53 EST
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Some debugging is left to be done but it seems to be working fine. We will give it a test run for tonight and if everything goes smooth it should stay that way. Expect more reboot from our part in the next few days to get things straight. Please report any anomaly you find (except that weird halo in prontera at the place our custom kafra should be - allready noticed). I will be back later tonight with more information about those updates. Ben


SVN Update - Well trying
By GM-Ben | Posted : Tue, 7 Feb 2006 15:38:06 EST
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Ok server is currently down as I am trying to update to the latest SVN (many many new features included) I announced ingame that it was to take around 30 minutes, it is leaning toward an hour. Hopefully it will be back real soon. Ben


Server updates
By GM-Ben | Posted : Wed, 18 Jan 2006 22:43:53 EST
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Following today WoE we made a few update to the server namely: - Changed the Prontera Kafra back to its normal look (removed halloween skin - was about time) - Added GM-Lars to the list of GM - Added PVP warper to the middle of prontera (left to the kafra) Enjoy


heRO Server BGM (Music) Add-On
By GM-Ben | Posted : Fri, 13 Jan 2006 20:23:29 EST
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There is finally a BGM (music) add-on to our heRO Full installer. If you downloaded our full installer and want to add music to it, there is a 150mb download available at the following location: http://files.filefront.com/4609890 You just need to point the installer to your RO folder and everything will get installed. If you never changed anything while installing kRO/Sakray, it will automatically install to the right folder. Ben


Second Edition of the Screen Contest!
By GM-Feith | Posted : Fri, 13 Jan 2006 01:29:58 EST
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heRO's Screen Contest is back for the second edition. All the infomations are on the forum. Same instructions, same criterias, same categories, same prizes. Do not hesitate to put your efforts into this to get incredible results. The DEADLINE IS FEB 01 2006. Good Luck to all of you. :3


Fixed job changing quests
By GM-Scott | Posted : Sun, 8 Jan 2006 22:52:30 EST
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Some players complained that the Bard and Monk job changing quests were a little buggy. Both of these have been updated to the latest version available in the SVN so any bugs should have been ironed out by the main eAthena developers. I recommend looking for help (forum, fellow players, how to, etc) before filing a ticket about a bug since a lot of players just don't try hard enough and end up blaming their situation on a bug when the quest works just fine. Thanks for your understanding. Scott


This morning update
By GM-Ben | Posted : Sun, 8 Jan 2006 11:03:01 EST
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For those online we had to make a quick restart to make some changes. Namely:

- adjust server time (we also automated the synchronisation with an ntp server so it should not lose its time ever again).
- Remove Santa Poring from prontera (Christmas is over)
- Remove daily WoE
I hope you all enjoyed the daily WoEs. Ben


News are now linked to the forum
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:30:39 EST
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For those that havent noticed, news on the main page and soon to be in the patcher will be linked to this thread in the forum. I had to add the news manually in the forum therefore all dates and usernames are screwed, im sorry about this. This change will allow us to post news more frequently and more easily in the future. For your information (I might be posting this a bit too soon, but having a little pressure will help evolve it faster ) I am currently working on a "roempire-like" database for monsters, spawns and items but which will be directly based on our databases. It will not come before at least a few weeks as I am working on other stuff as well and University just started but I wanted to let you know. Ben


Winter is upon us!
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:01:25 EST
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It looks like there was a big snow fall yesterday as Prontera and the area around is covered with snow! Villagers finally found their inner festive feelings and decorated the whole scene so you can have that "nearly in the holidays" feel too! Enjoy the visit of the Santa Porings too!


heRO Ubuntu Linux server UP!
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:00:26 EST
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The heRO staff gathered this weekend to migrate the server from the buggy Windows version to the stable Linux version. No need to say the transition was a complete success and for the transfer log, please refer to the General section of the forum.


Hero loading screen contest
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 19:59:07 EST
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The First Loading Screen contest is nearing end and will last until December 1st. You might want to get all the gritty details in the forum thread containing all the contest rules, details and examples. Good luck to all contestants!


Scary Prontera, Halloween Festival
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 19:58:15 EST
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The patch number 101 is being distributed since late Oct 21st. It replaces the original Prontera map by a custom rendition of a modified map. We all hope you enjoy this new setting and we look forward to any suggestion you may have to enforce the gruesome feeling we tried to cook up for you. Since then, we hope you get to meet the brain-hungry zombies that have decided to move in the neighborhood.


Server maintenance completed
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 19:57:38 EST
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The server is back online! Enjoy!


Server Maintenance in progress
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 19:55:15 EST
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The server will be down today to upgrade the server's connection. Keep an eye on this page or the forum for any update. For more informations, please visit the forum.


Server maintenance: Sat, 22 Oct 2005
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 10:43:46 EST
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There will be a server maintenance on Sat, 22 Oct 2005 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. This is the maximum time it should take. Server might be up longer than 9:00AM but the service can be cut at any time following this hour. The server will be up following 6:00PM for sure. The downtime should not be long, it will just happen any time between these hours. For more informations, please visit the Forum.


Server news
By GM-Ben | Posted : Thu, 5 Jan 2006 10:43:06 EST
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Today is the official launch date for our server. After much efforts made by our GM-Team, the server finally reached a state where it is ready to be launched. Be certain that there is still much to come but the most important setting are already in place. We focused our energy on creating an experience where no classes would be put in any advantage over the others. We will also keep a close eye on the WoE. We want them to be enjoyable. The start-up GM-Team is made up for 7 people who have played RO for around two years. We have been able to carry our (previous) guild through 5 different servers which vary greatly in sizes (average of 30 players to 1500 players). After seeing them die, we decided that we can not do much worse (do not worry, we make periodic backup and our game server is located at a different location than our web server. That should ease the process of creating those back up. ;) Anyway, I have already talked too much. We hope you are going to enjoy your time passed on this server. If there is anything, such as suggestions/ comments/ complaints, you can be sure that there will be at LEAST one GM who will listen to you.