We are happy to announce a new feature that will add to the rich content of ROSE Online, set bonuses. These bonuses are granted when certain pieces of equipment are worn at the same time.
To begin set bonuses, we turned to the Unions. When specific union equipment is worn as a set, it will provide additional bonuses based on how complete the list of equipment is to each set. Each bonus is given an indication to how many pieces are needed before the bonus is unlocked, as well as how much will be given. Each set shall display a list of all other pieces of equipment that are also part of the set, to help remove confusion behind what items you may need to find.
Each Union House's bonus will be unique to that union, each offering something unique to the other unions. The bonuses provided to each Union House are set by a design intention for future content. Each union house having a distinct set bonus style that will help with some class designs in the future.
But this is not all the set system will be applied to. We will be adding additional set bonuses in the future to many other combinations of equipment and for many different types of equipment, to help add more choice when creating characters and build styles. We look forward to seeing how the system begins to evolve and make game play more fun.
Refine System - Update
We have come to see that refining is less of a bonus than it has evolved in to being a strong part of natural game play.
With the recent drop changes, we have heard many complaint and upset regarding the new difficulty and rarity of locating such items.
To keep the core desires of refining and let it remain a strong part of natural game play, the basic refine materials, Talismans, Bindrunes and Apotropes, are now going to be offered through various NPC shops.
Catalysts will no longer be mandatory per refining attempt and will now be an optional method of helping increase your chances at a successful refine attempt.
In addition, we will be lowering the maximum number of catalysts that can be used per refine attempt and at the same time, doubling the amount each catalyst enhances your success. What this does is increases the strength of the individual catalyst item, but when used as a full stack the maximum effect remains the same as before. What this does is makes the individual find of a catalyst more useful and require less need of hunting in order to obtain the maximum effect that can be gained from their use.
Venurunes have been given a boost, as they are a focus for increasing your chance at refining. Their base value of refine bonus has been increased from 5% to 10%. Venurunes are now offered in the Item Mall for 50 points for a bundle of 5.
Party Buffs have been removed from the Item Mall.
The Re-Roll Hammer - New Item!
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- St. Patrick's Day Event has ended.
We understand that the following changes will not immediately address all balance issues currently in-game. However, these are the most vocal issues we have been witnessing and rather than wait for the full class balancing to be undergone, we have taken much of the feedback given to us in to consideration which have resulted in the following changes. Based on popularity of solution and intended game play design, these changes are intended to help balance the major points of complaint until we are able to work towards the full class balance project expected in the near future.
- Increased MP consumption to 160, from 60.
- Added Mage job class requirement.
- Added a 50% success rate.
- Corrected target ability, to enemy only.
- Increased MP consumption to 242, from 60.
- Increased cool down to 60 seconds, from 6.
Champion - Spear Mastery
- The Movement Speed bonus has been removed.
- Movement Speed bonus has been reduced.
- Level 1 gives 4% Movement Speed and increases by 2% per level, for a maximum of 10%.
- Union House Shops now contain only the pieces of equipment that pertain to their house of origin.
- NPC appraisal message box has been moved to the system messages.
- Updated appraisal feature to allow multiple items to be appraised without repeatedly speaking to the NPC.
- Some updates were done to wording to help clarify and compact the amount of text in tool tips.