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    Future of XIVRO

    @Shanxif that were the case then it would be getting back Sith and Jedi, which we are going to eventually. The Gold Room isn't what made DarkRO popular. It was the custom classes and all the customizations the founders did to each and every job class for a more fun PvP experience.
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    Future of XIVRO

    @Iroha I mean I get it and it's probably my fault for not getting to you about the recruitnent thing and addressing it properly in a private manner and I apologize for that. If that's something you actually really care about then you should probably message Dazzu about it and not me. I say a lot of this stuff because people want us to be transparent and not hide things from the public to know what's going on hence the topic of this in the forum. So if we didn't address it, people were going to be angry. Ironically even when we are addressing it seems some people are still being angry so for that I don't understand and will just have to live with it. I'm not a magician and things aren't going to come out right away due to circumstances that aren't in our control. The whole point of this topic was because we're moving forward with big news (Officially obtaining the old darkRO and all its data). I had an entire post addressing advertisement and if you did read it then you would know that we weren't going to fully go out until everything was ready. Even if we did want to do paid Facebook Advertisement we can't. Why? It's because our Facebook page was banned for an unexplained reason alongside with my personal Facebook account. So we couldn't even do it even if we wanted to. I get that you're frustrated and it's not a competition but everyone is frustrated. I don't know what else to tell you. Whether you still genuinely believe in us or not that's up to you. It's understandable if you don't but this is all I can do for now and that's addressing our future. It's better then saying nothing right? @Shanx The gold room was a terrible design and was easily a abuseable. Even if you look at our current treasure map room it's just bad since people just macro farm anyways. We already came up with ways to gain zeny in other manners which seems more proper and non abuseable somewhat.
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    Future of XIVRO

    @Iroha I'm not even sure if you read any of my previous posts but you should read before writing since it's already been addressed for the sake of not recycling back and forths.
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    Future of XIVRO

    We've always been transparent and the reason why it feels like a beta is because we keep adding content. If we keep on adding content it kind of gives the effect of "This server is not complete because they always keep adding things." kind of like effect.. But that's because usually on other servers they're one and done and they don't have any other content to provide. That just means those servers aren't creative and can't provide anymore content than that. For our server we will always continue adding content throughout the years because we have a lot of creative ideas and that's going to be the way to keep the server alive. If you take a look at rebirth and all the other copies they're just the same crap over and over again and they can't even think of anything else. Most of their stuff they even copy Dazzus latest content. There will be scheduled events soon every week so look forward to it. Hopefully everyone is more informed now. Please look forward to our future because it will be bright I promise. If anyone still doesn't feel assured or have any unanswered questions and doubts I don't mind answering them. So don't be afraid to ask!
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    Future of XIVRO

    @Arrow It was always a priority but like I mentioned before we're not going to advertise without having everything properly set up yet. Just because we have to advertise and get more people to play doesn't mean we shouldn't stop development. That is not being efficient with time. I understand players are frustrated but that doesn't mean the staff isn't feeling it the same way. We probably are more frustrated than all of you because we're the ones managing the server and having to deal with all these issues that don't go public. You can do both advertising and development at the same time. But right now we will be focusing on what I mentioned in my earlier posts. We're also heavily under staffed and I'm sure most know already. But we care and feel for the server than more anyone so you can count on us working hard for what we love. If that's not enough then I don't know what to tell you guys.
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    Future of XIVRO

    Of course populating our server is going to be a big priority. I think everyone in general wants to play with more players because it'll be more fun interacting with more people. Having a big population in general can carry a server alone and a good example of that is DarkRO:Rebirth although the server is seriously lacking in terms of content, the player base keeps it alive. Unfortunately our Facebook alongside my Facebook account was banned recently and that made me depressed for the past couple of weeks. It sucks because I put a lot of my time and effort into that group and personally I talked to probably 70% of the server population one on one and recruited them to play the server. So along side with losing a lot of time I also lost my Facebook account connected with other people I talked to in my personal life which I cannot contact anymore. Hopefully it will be resolved within a few weeks but knowing how long it's taken so far it won't be for awhile. Anyways the plan for advertising would probably be something like this. 1. Paid advertising on RMS 2. Make a bunch of reddit posts on the Raganorok Online reddit 3. Try to reclaim or create a new Facebook Group and posting on various Facebook groups (There's about 14 groups I know this because I use to make a post about server to them everyday and that's how I got banned for some reason they didn't explain but that's how it happened smh) 4. Pay for Facebook advertisement 5. Find influencers(someone with a big following) or streamers to play our server or stream in general 6. Getting everyone just to review us on RMS for better ranking 7. Probably find a way to utilize the vote websites Yes, we want to do all of this but before we do I'd rather have our website, logo, and patcher to be done first before executing the plan. It sucks because corona stopped a lot of our past commission works and it put literally everything on hold or canceled altogether which is why we don't have a decent setup for everything yet. But we've recently got into contact with Haziel and he will help us out now. Hopefully if everything plays out fine then I'm confident that the server will be good enough to attract players to play for a long time. Hopefully this gives more insight and if not keep asking!
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    Future of XIVRO

    Alright, I think everyone is going a bit ham due to some recent news. (Which is understandable.) I'll be honest I skimmed through most of the posts here but I can tell the back and forths were just recycling the same thing. I'll give some insight to what is going on because everyone is panicking. 1. Thank you to everyone who has sticked with us through the good and bad times. 2. We're not going to blow up the server. 3. Staff has been a little bit inactive for the past month due to personal issues but we're active now again. (My PC blew up recently though so I will be MIA on game at least) We will be a lot more organized once things are settled. 4. We will have some drastic changes within the game for better progression pacing as well as slowly adding new content that will give more life to progressing. (Relic Weapons, Relic Garments) 5. XIVRO is DarkRO now it always has been. XIVRO was just a placeholder name until we officially obtained the properties from the original Founder Momo and Matias. Where we are now is where DarkRO would've been or even further if we had full access to the server. 6. Website, Logo, Patcher, will soon be released as well as massive advertising of the server. We didn't try to advertise as much due to the lack of a decent website etc. 7. Soon we will also be working to transfer everything over to the 2018 client as well. 8. We have a lot of content to add still but it will take time. We'll be more thorough as well. Instead of updating every 2 weeks we will probably do it every 3-4 weeks or maybe even longer depending on the content. Maybe we can even set up a timeline for the year of what we're going to be working on. Hopefully this addresses most of everyone's concerns and I'm probably missing some things but at the end of the day we're doing this for server. The server will be online probably for the rest of our life time so there's no need to worry or not if the server is going to die. If you guys feel like I'm missing anything feel free to ask any questions.
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    Battlegrounds XIVRO's Battleground is designed to test the abilities of players in a team-style battle as they compete with one another for honor, victory, and prizes! The objective of Battlegrounds is to compete toward set objectives in each round mode in order to win agaisnt their opposing team in a PVP-style battle using War of Emperium mechanics. This guide will take you through the basic mechanics of XIVRO's Battleground System, including how to register, match gameplay, awarding of badges, and how badges may be redeemed for Battlegrounds prizes. Let the battle begin! Make sure to not miss Happy Hours as the rates be up to x5 of your reward earnings! Earn up to 25 Steadfast Badges when you win and 15 Steadfast Badges when you lose. Happy Hours (Server Time EDT) 01:00 - 02:00 06:00 - 07:00 12:00 - 13:00 19:00 - 20:00 Steadfast Badge Commands @joinbg - Puts you in the Battlegrounds queue. All buffs/debuffs will be removed upon joining and, of course, you can only do this in Towns or BG Lobby. @leavebg - You can use this command to leave the game and area if you feel like you don't want to play anymore or have to go. @reportafk - If a player is away for 10 minutes you can use this command to vote to kick them off the game. Basics Players must be level 255 to join Battlegrounds. The matches have various player number requirements; enough players must be assembled before matches can begin. Players can join in the match while it's ongoing at anytime, with the exception of Kriger von Midgard where dropping in is only allowed during the preparation phase. Participation in battlegrounds is rewarded with Steadfast Badge. These badges can be exchanged for various rewards at the Battlegrounds Lobby. The badges are account-bound. When a match starts, one player at random in each team is chosen to be the Team Leader. The Leader has access to the Guild Skills through @guildskill When a player dies in a match, there is a delay before player can re-enter the match, they can click the Return to Battle NPC to do so. The Healer NPC provides access to storage, regaining your mount and equipment repairs. Conquest and Krieger von Midgard have a few differences, read their sections below for more details. The battlegrounds follow War of Emperium mechanics rather than regular PvP mechanics. How to join You may join the Battlegrounds queue by using the @joinbg command. You automatically queue up for all modes, but the game will only look for players for one mode at a time, the current mode is displayed in chat. The modes will keep rotating until the minimum amount of players to start the current mode is reached. You can also find Elena in Prontera city and she will warp you to the battlegrounds area to find the NPC that gives you rewards! Battlegrounds Warper Prontera (163, 171) Game modes Triple Inferno Requires 9 players to start. Players are randomly split into three even teams: Red Team, Blue Team, Green Tea. The objective is to score 30 points. If the time runs out, the team with most points wins. The Winner gets 5 Steadfast Badges, the loser gets 3 Steadfast Badges. On death, players will drop one skull of their own team color alongside ANY other skulls they may have on them. Any player can pick them up as if they were normal items. Each team spawns next to two pillars. If you have enemy skulls, you can touch the pillars (just pass by them 1-2 cell range) to turn them into points. Skulls of your own team color cannot be turned to points. Picking them up merely serves to prevent the enemy from capturing them. (You will still drop them on death) Emergency Call is disabled in this game mode. Capture the Flag Requires 10 players to start. Players are randomly split into two even teams: Red Team and Blue Team. The objective is to capture the enemy's flag. If the time runs, out the game is tied. The winners get 5 Steadfast Badges, the losers get 3 Steadfast Badges. Each team spawns with a crystal / flag in their base. Any player can touch their enemy's flag to take it with them. You capture the flag by taking it to your own flag while it's resting at your base. If an enemy has taken the flag, you cannot capture until it's properly returned. When the flag carrier dies, the flag will be dropped on the spot where the carrier died. If an allied player touches it, they will again take it. If an enemy player touches it, it automatically returns to their base. Flag carriers cannot use healing items or skills and they also have their movement speed reduced (Cannot be increased or decreased further) and will constantly use the /help emote. Emergency Call is disabled in this game mode. Stone Control Requires 10 players to start. Players are randomly split into two even teams: Red Team and Blue Team. The objective is to score 50 points. If the time runs out, the team with the most points will win. The winner gets 5 Steadfast Badges, the losers get 3 Steadfast Badges. Each team spawns with 6 black spots in their base, these are slots to put Stones in. Stones will start to give your team points if they're dropped on these. More stones, more points. (Just touch the spots to capture the stone) When the stone carriers dies, the stone will be dropped on the spot where carrier died. If any players touches it, they will take it. Stone carriers cannot use potions or skills and they also have their movement sped reduced (Cannot be increased or decreased further) and will constantly use the /help emote. Conquest Requires 10 players to start. Players are randomly split into two even teams: the attacking team and the defending team. The objective of the attacking team is to destroy the Emperium. The defending team wins if they successfully defend the castle until time runs out. The winners get 5 Steadfast Badges, the losers get 3 Steadfast Badges. The mode is played on a random War of Emperium: Second Edition castle. The game mode is essentially WoE with shorter duration and the randomly arranged teams. The match's timer extends when the attacking team successfully destroys a set of Barricades or destroy a Guardian Stone. On death, the player will automatically return to battle after some time passes, unlike other modes where clicking the Return to Battle NPC will send you back whenever you want. Conquest holds some differences from regular War of Emperium: Team Leaders cannot repair Barricades or Guardian Stones. Krieger von Midgard Requires 10 players to start. Players are randomly split into two even teams: Red Team and Blue Team. The objective is to kill all players in the enemy team. If the time runs out, the team with the most players alive will win. The winners get 5 Steadfast Badges, the losers get 3 Steadfast Badges. Each team spawns in a small preparation room where they can prepare for battle. Players other than the initial 6 can only drop-in the game during this period (Through @joinbg). On death, players are returned to the preparation room to await the battle's result and receive their rewards. Emergency Call is disabled in this game mode. Guardian Battle Players are randomly split into two even teams: Red Team and Blue Team. A guardian will spawn at the base of each team at the beginning of the round. The objective is to destroy the enemy guardian before your guardian is destroyed. The first team that destroys the enemy Guardian wins the round. Guardians do not move, but have a large attack range with a few skills. Two Ballistic Archers will spawn in the middle of the map. Players may bring supplies to these Archers to launch a heavy attack at the enemy guardian. If both guardians are still alive at the end of 8 minutes, the round will end with a tie. Shop Badge Exchange bat_room (145,299) Remnant of Steadfast Requirements: 2500 Steadfast Badges + 100,000 Zeny Poison Bottle Requirements: 1 Steadfast Badge + 10,000 Zeny Glistening Coat Reward: 2x Glistening Coat Requirements: 1 Steadfast Badge + 10,000 Zeny LV1 FCP Scroll Reward: 2x Level 1 FCP Scroll Requirements: 1 Steadfast Badge + 10,000 Zeny In closing, we hope that you enjoy XIVRO's Battlegrounds and all that it has to offer! For more guides, tips, and tricks - see our Events section for even more content and guides.
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    We'll have separate PvP warpers in the future. The fields we have right now are for hang out spots. I've been on servers before where the PK is completely off and what ends up happens is it gets completely empty and no one goes in it. Everyone would just chill in the city.. so yeah. We'll have GvG warper and Sinx Arena in the future though with some PVP warper probably for some sort of point system for ranking.
  10. Yo what's up I'll try to answer some things here or +1 your feedback. PVP Stuff 1.1. We try not to add XIV Point rewards in PVP arenas or areas in general because it's easily going to be abuse the system to get points. But we are going to add battlegrounds next big patch which will give you points and other rewards! There's going to be many game modes in battlegrounds and there will be a queue system so players can join it from anywhere with @joinbg. There's going to be a happy hour where you will be able to obtain points and rewards on it which will give incentive for people to keep queuing up for it. In terms of of PVP stuff we're going to have mainly for the server is.. WoE v1 WoE v2 Super Novice WoE (We will add the enhanced version which is Super Novice with 2nd job skills). Battlegrounds (Many game modes). 1.2. We were going to probably increase the rewards and bump guild-less players out of the castle. Probably what we gonna do is add reward points to everyone who participated in it and some extra conqueror boxes. Not sure yet. 1.3. We're going to be strictly giving out Remnant of War and the other items to create the custom sets through instances. We're going to be adding more instances from Pre-Renewal and Renewal so watch out for that! We might make custom WoE set though that you can earn via WoE points like you mentioned but still need to think on the process. 2. WoE/PVP rank we will be adding we're also going to add it to our website alongside MVP rank if it's possible not too sure if it is yet. The suggestion with showing the breaker, castle and guild is good too. +1 3. This is also a good idea we were thinking about but we're trying to find a way to make not abuse-able but we'll keep thinking about the process and let you guys know to give feedback about it. Maybe we will find ways to get points to use on costume box or a separate reward. +1 4. I will bring this up to Dazzu I would like more opinions on it though if people think the same way since we just released it. 5. Rewarding bug catchers is a good incentive as well. We will think of a reward for that +1. As for social media and advertisement we're starting to that now. At least on the Facebook end I've been doing a lot of re-posting on advertisement pages and talking to players one-on-one. For instagram we'll still need to make that i'm not sure if there's a following on there I think it's mostly facebook. For streaming I don't know we'll see probably better to think of a program for that once we get more players. On that note, in the future we will be making a topic post regarding bug fixes and adding content. It's a lot of stuff but hopefully it will keep everyone more informed on our future and what we're going to do. This way as well you guys can keep giving us feedback and you could even dispute if you think a change is too much or wrong. Some people think we are thinking biased but that's not true we always go for common ground because it's better if many people have an opinion to create a great idea! So don't be shy and thanks @blackouT for this topic it helped me think about some things and ideas.
  11. @Obi Yeah we were adding them slowly one by one well even though some of them aren't really an "instance" but more like a quest line (i.e. Nydhog and Thanatos Tower) we were gonna do them all eventually but the idea was basically to try to upscale everything so it's fun. In terms rewards we were planning on distributing items and things for our custom armor sets (Warmonger, Balance, Fortress). Also opening test server to people probably a good idea to help test we will try that once we add some more content.
  12. @Obi we were planning on adding all the instances already. It just that there's a lot of work ATM so it's taking a bit of time.. We'll be adding all pre-renewal and renewal instances as we keep moving forward. (We will test it a lot first before releasing)
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    MVP Boss Hunting Guide

    Thanks, updated!
  15. XIVRO Beginner's Guide No idea where to start? Need help finding something? Why am I asking these questions for you? Well look no further! This guide is here to explain almost everything you need to know about how our server works and its nuances. Credit goes to @Hildeblue#0701 for making this guide on our Discord server! If you have any further questions about anything or spot any mistakes you can find us on discord or post a comment down below! I will still be heavily editing this topic and will be adding extra things for now. MVP Specific Boss Guide will be on another guide. source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9q3Mu_6N3naB5OqggfOnTdK6rR2pSUW_yxzum5OBVE/edit Table of Contents Prontera NPC Prontera is the server's home base. This is where you'll start, and where you'll find most of the NPCs you'll need to get around! 1. Job Master Speak to this Cat Dude to change your job! 2. Reset Girl Speak to her to reset your status or skill points. 3. Identifier Speak to him appraise your equipment drops that you find from monsters. 4. WoE Information Talk to the bulletin board in order to get information about the Schedule of WoE. 5. WoE Supplier Speak to him to grab your WoE supplies and rental Siege Set equipment. 6. Healing Statue Speak to the statue to get healed and Blessing. 7. Warper Speak to her to warp to a certain areas. 8. MVP Warper Speak to her to enter the MVP room. 9. Kafra Speak to her for Kafra Services. (i.e. Storage) 10. Stylist Speak to her to change your style! 12. Dead Branch Room Speak to him to enter the DB room to use your "Dead Branch or Bloody Branch" items. 13. Platinum Skill NPC Speak to her to receive your platinum skills. 14. Universal Rental NPC Speak to her to rent a cart/falcon/peco Event Schedule This NPC will show you the schedule of all going events being done throughout the day. Leveling Upon character creation, you get a “Level 1 Package” that contains goodies to help you level! These are: A weapon of your choosing Trainee set of equipment Battle Manual (boosts experience) You’ll get another package at levels 100 and 200. Go ahead and pick your weapon, pop your Battle Manual and get to leveling! If you have the time to farm MVPs in the MVP arena (ctrl+F “5. MVP Arena), you can make a better leveling weapon for whatever class you’re using with: 1x Bapho, 1x Doppelganger, and 2x damage card of your choosing (2x Turtle General is probably best) in a 4-slotted weapon. Next we’ll get to the actual leveling portion! Warp to prt_fild08 and kill a poring to get to JLV 10, then change to your first job. Next, get to JLV 40 by leveling in pay_dun00, orcsdun01, or whatever else is easier with good exp output. Your lv 1 package equipment should make most mobs pretty easy. Once you’re JLV 40+, swap to your 2nd job. Depending on your class and whether you want to rebirth while leveling, you might want to go up to JLV 50 for extra skills. Next, pick your 2nd job! From here you should go to gl_prison or lvl_dun02 if you can handle it to get to lv 99/50. (Optional) - If your class needs trans skills to level efficiently (like High Priest for Magnus Exorcimus or Champ for Dangerous Soul Collect), go ahead and rebirth! If you don’t need those skills, you will level faster as a pre-trans, as they require less experience to level up. For most classes, use lvl_dun02 or thor_v01 to get to level 255! Thor is easier for magic and ranged classes, especially if you have access to water element. For melee classes, go to lvl_dun02 until you can handle Thor. lvl_dun02 is a lot more efficient if you have a bapho card, keep that in mind for your second character! -If you’re playing High Priest, use Mace Mastery and pump STR. Mace Mastery makes you do 10xSTR damage with autoattacks. You can solo Thor at a pretty low level this way, especially with Doppel + Bapho + 2 tg on a mace[4]. The Mall and Essential Items Here in XIVRO, we have pretty easy access to most essential items! If you type “@go mall”, you’ll find an area which has most of your basic needs! Keep in mind that, when buying items, you should ALWAYS have a Merchant character, so that you save zeny by reducing costs with their passive skill Discount! Directly above the warp location, you’ll find these NPCs. Ammunitions sells arrows, bullets and kunai for ranged classes. Alchemist Dealer sells Alch mats, AND gemstones. Essentials sells Yggs, Potions, Buff Scrolls, Ygg Leaves, AND “Soul of Battle” Sheepy Gonzales sells items that speed you up like Box of Thunder and Guarana Candy Blacksmith sells tools for Black/Whitesmith classes, AND Oridecon/Elunium For typical gameplay, the most important items to have are: Yggdrasilberries Box of Thunder Soul of Battle Guarana Candy (especially important when MVPing to cancel Decrease Agi Yggdrasil Leaves ASPD potions (Awakening, Conentration, Berserk) “Soul of Battle” is a custom item that activates your class’s Soul Link buff! It’s very valuable for certain classes like Sniper, which receives a custom Soul Link buff that lets it autocast Falcon Assault at a high rate! To the left and right of @go mall, you’ll find these npcs. Most are CRAFTING merchants (except **MVP Exchanger), meaning you’ll need to gather certain items in order to buy from them. From top to bottom, these are: Non-Donation, which has valuable equipment like Dragon Wing and Valk Helm. Sunglasses, which has our custom +10 stat upper headgears, also used to craft Elemental Merchant gears. Icarus, which has Icarus Weapons and Icarus Wings. Basic Wings, which has basic wings used to craft other wings. Advanced Wings, which has more effective wings for actual use. Weapon Combo, which has Fist of Fury and Skewer. **MVP Exchanger, which allows you to exchange MVP points for items. Valkyrie Merchant, which has all of the Valkyrie Set gears Warmonger Merchant, which has the Warmonger Set gears. Fortress.Merchant, which has the Fortress Set gears. Balance Merchant, which has the Balance Set gears. Elemental Merchant, which sells +20 stat upper headgears, advanced form of sunglasses. Self-Help Merchant, which lets you craft Ygg/BoT boxes and class-specific items, if you have the materials and zeny. Upper Costume Clown, lets you craft costumes to cover up your Upper Headgear slot Middle Costume Clown, lets you craft Mid costumes. Lower Costume Clown, I’m sure you get it. Farming Zeny If you’ve come from other 255-max servers, you may have noticed that zeny is a little more valuable here, for crafting and buying essentials. Here are some spots where you can farm a lot of zeny to make up for that. Keep in mind that you should ALWAYS have a Merchant character on your account, so that, when selling goods, you earn extra zeny from their passive skill Overcharge! To autoloot a specific item, use “@alootid +x” where x is the item ID! To find the item ID, either look it up on RateMyServer or type “@iteminfo” then whatever you’re looking for. You can also use “@aloottype +x” to loot a specific type of item, the type #s are listed above. Replace “x” with whatever you want to loot. I almost always have @aloottype +6 active so I pick up cards. If items on the ground become annoying to look at, type @seeitems to turn them invisible! Abyss Lake 3 - @warp abyss_03 In order to control the amount of zeny on the server, Abyss is the only real viable source of it. Use the warper to get here, as @warp cannot take you to MVP maps on XIVRO, to prevent respawn-warping abuse to kill them. Here you will farm Gold Acidus. Each one drops a Treasure Box, which has had its selling price reduced from 150,000 to 100,000 to prevent the hyperinflation of item costs that we have seen on other servers. Keep in mind, Blue Acidus also drops Rough Wind, which you need to craft Sunglasses of Wind! Type “@alootid +7444” to automatically loot only Treasure Boxes, and type “@alootid +996” if you would like to also loot Rough Wind. While you’re here, watch out for Detale, MVPs are heavily buffed here and this thing will nuke you! MVP Arena Field MVPs are heavily buffed in XIVRO, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some of the basic cards you need. We also have an MVP arena which has most of the necessary monsters in them. Talk to the MVP Warper in Prontera to get there. Once you’ve talked to the NPC, she’ll take you to the room shown on the right with 4 new NPCs. Each of these NPCs will take you to a unique MVP room. Each room has 8 “floors” which have separate spawn rates, so once you empty out 1 floor of what you’re hunting, just go to the next! Alpha MVP Room contains Maya, Golden Thief Bug, Eddga, Moonlight Flower and Mistress. Beta MVP Room contains Orc Hero, Orc Lord, Phreeoni, Turtle General, and Ghostring. ***Theta MVP Room contains Doppelganger, Drake, Lord of Death, Doppelganger, and Deviling. Epsilon MVP Room contains Thanatos, Baphomet, Tao Gunka, Pharaoh and Dark Lord. Each MVP Room contains an “MVP Protector” which will either: Send you to the next floor Heal you Or send you back to Prontera. *** Theta MVP room currently has 4 rooms out-of-bounds that you cannot get to, but monsters WILL spawn/warp there. To get there, type: @warp pvp_n_x-4 50 170 @warp pvp_n_x-4 50 70 @warp pvp_n_x-4 150 170 @warp pvp_n_x-4 150 70 Replace “x” with a number 1-8. Each “x” is a different Floor number and there are 8 floors. Field MVP Basics As mentioned in the MVP Arena section, Field MVPs are heavily buffed here. As far as I know, they all have 35,000,000 HP and 255 in all stats except VIT (so a Memory of Thanatos card won’t help you much here). Additionally, they do astronomically-increased damage and their summons (we’ll call them “adds”) got the same treatment. Only some MVP’s adds are easily tankable. Now that you know the basics, let’s get onto the detales... (/gg). The average MVP can be easily taken down with just two classes in your party. You’ll want at least Champion and a Sniper. Champion For your Champion, your key components are: 255 vit, 150 dex, and Steel Body. Your items are almost all obtainable farming normal monsters and MVP Arena bosses. You’ll want: Plenty of Yggdrasil Berries Armor carded with a Tao Gunka. Valkyrie armor should probably be your first piece of advanced equipment once you start farming MVPs, as it is very important for you to avoid being frozen even for a moment as you may find yourself unable to use an Yggdrasil Berry. Until you get one of those, try to stick to MVPs that don’t have a way to Freeze you. Garment with a Deviling card. Any garment will do, but Valkyrie Manteau will allow you to reflect melee damage, which will proc autocasts. Shield with a Golden Thief Bug. Strong Shield is heavily preferred due to its knockback immunity, as almost every MVP has a knockback skill that will reset the MVP’s aggro and make it target whatever is attacking it (meaning your sniper will die!). You’ll take 20% extra damage with it equipped, but you’ll be fine. (Optional) Weapon carded with a Stormy Knight card is very helpful for dealing with adds, as it will freeze them and make them stop attacking you. However, if you’re a newer player, it may be hard to get one of these since it’s not available in the MVP Arena. If you do get one, I recommend grabbing a Doppelganger card and a Phreeoni so that you can simultaneously activate Storm Gust through melee attacks and your reflect damage. Champion Strategy Your strategy as a Champion is fairly simple. Collect some Spirit Spheres, walk into the MVP’s sight range, and cast Steel Body. You can use Body Relocation to get in close to ranged MVPs, but I recommend walking at melee ones, as there’s sometimes a slight delay between activating Steel Body and the actual damage reduction buff. If you get too close to a melee MVP before it fully activates, you might die and need to reset. Once you’ve aggroed the MVP, be sure to attack it. This will help you maintain aggro so that your DPS doesn’t die, and it does do a little damage. This is also very important if you have a Stormy Knight card, as it will help you proc Storm Gust more consistently. Fury doesn’t actually help you hit the MVP unless you also invest in LUK, as all MVPs have 51 crit shield. Check the Sniper Strategy section for more details on crit shield. Sniper For your Sniper, your main goals are: very high dex, divisible by 10, 197 aspd (however much agi you need to get there with full buffs), and a very high crit rate (preferably 115 or higher, the more the better). You’ll want at least 80 INT to get a decent damage boost from Soul Link’s autocasted Falcon Assault For some MVPs you may need to adjust your VIT so that you won’t get stunned. Ifrit, for example, has a screenwide Meteor Storm which may stun you. Your basic gear is fairly affordable and can be attained through the questing NPCs in @go mall. Go to Section 3. The Mall and Essential Items if you need help. Make sure to buy lots of Soul of Battle. Basic Gear: Composite Bow with 2 Abysmal Knights, 1 Turtle General and 1 Cruiser for the Cruiser Card Combo which boosts your ranged damage by 20% (may not sound like it, but it is definitely more damage), or if you want to save card slots in other gear, just use 2 Abysmal Knight and 2 Turtle General. You won’t always crit, so The Paper isn’t that great. Sniping Suit. This bad boy will add at least 20 crit. Gargoyle Wings Sunglasses of Sound and Binoculars (Middle Headgear shop in @go mall, just walk down and it’s the 2nd to last shop on the right) w/ Vanberk Cards for the crit boost 2x Bow Thimble (equal damage boost to Nile Rose! No need to make those things). You can farm these from Gargoyle (@warp gl_sew02), and you can then add a slot them at Seiyablem (@warp prt_in 33 70) Advanced Gear: This will be attainable after some MVP hunting to get the requirements. No Gloom: Icarus Bow with 1 Abysmal Knight, 1 Turtle General, 1 Cruiser OR 2 Abysmal Knight, 1 Cruiser (the damage is the same). Helm of Forte (Elemental Headgear quest shop) If possible, get a Valkyrie Armor to avoid freeze from MVPs with Jack Frost (Garm and Stormy Knight). Ideal Gear: We add more crit gear once you get Warmonger Set to balance out losing Sniping Suit. Traveler’s Hat + Cyclops Eye with 1 Vanberk, 1 Lord Knight Card Torn Wing Gloom Under Night card Full Warmonger set (no refines really necessary) Sniper Strategy This is the easy job! Once your Champion takes aggro, step into sight range of the MVP and start shooting. Key Notes Stay as far away from the MVP as you can shoot them from. ALWAYS use Soul of Battle to Soul Link yourself. Do NOT level up Blitz Beat. You don’t need Falcon Assault leveled up for the Soul Link to autocast it! Blitz Beat will automatically hit the MVP’s adds around it (it’s AoE) and cause you to take aggro and you WILL die. Crit Shield Crit Shield is a mechanic in Ragnarok that reduces your crit based on the target enemy’s LUK. When shooting any monster, your Crit is reduced by (Target LUK) / 5. Since every MVP on XIVRO has 255 LUK, that means that your Crit rate while MVPing will ALWAYS be reduced by 51, meaning you need a whopping 151 Crit to always hit critical strikes. So even with 130 crit, you will still only have a 79% chance to hit criticals. This is why Vanberk cards are so critical (/gg) even if you already have decent crit, as they will ensure that you are always hitting criticals when the buff is active. You can also refer to this topic to find out weaknesses and the location of the bosses. -again, credit goes to @Hildeblue#0701 for the guide. Have fun and good luck! -still gonna edit and add more to this topic as well!
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