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will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday.Third baseman Chipper Jones Carl Yastrzemski Jersey , first baseman/designated hitter Jim Thome, closer Trevor Hoffman, outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, starting pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell combined to make the following resume, per Baseball Reference: 40 All-Star Games, 14 Silver Slugger awards, two regular-season MVP and two World Series MVP.Jones and Thome were each inducted after their first round on the ballot. Guerrero got the nod the second time around, while Hoffman made it after the third attempt. Morris and Trammell were inducted by the Veterans Committee.Here's a look at the viewing information tomorrow, as well as a quick preview. Viewing InformationThe official Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Sunday. MLB Network will televise the event, and baseballhall.org will live-stream the action.MLB Tonight will be hosting a special Hall of Fame edition from 11 a.m. ET to the ceremony's start time of 1:30 p.m. ET. Ceremony coverage will run through 4:30 p.m. ET.PreviewTwo 1984 Detroit Tigers Get RecognizedJack Morris is best remembered for his 10-inning shutout masterpiece in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, when he led the Minnesota Twins to a closing victory over the Atlanta Braves. But he was also the ace of the 1984 Detroit Tigers, who started the season 35-5 en route to a Fall Classic victory.The 18-year veteran won 254 games during his career and won four World Series (three in a row from 1991-1993 with the Twins and Toronto Blue Jays).Alan Trammell was the slick-fielding shortstop on that aforementioned 1984 Tigers team, and he also took home four Gold Gloves during his career. Trammell played his entire 20-year career in Detroit, making six All-Star Games (including five in a seven-year span).A three-time Silver Slugger, Trammell was one of the best hitting shortstops of his generation, smacking 185 home runs to go along with a .285 batting average. Hall of Fame Voters Dig the Long BallKnown for his cannon arm, powerful swing and whacking pitches way outside the strike zone, Vladimir Guerrero was one of the game's most entertaining players during his time. In his 16-year career, Guerrero hit 449 home runs, including 27 or more 11 times. He also had a stellar .931 OPS.Guerrero's most impressive season may have been at age 35, when he hit 29 home runs to go along with 115 RBI and a .300 batting average for the Texas Rangers. That campaign helped him make his ninth All-Star Game and his first (and only) World Series, where Texas lost to the San Francisco Giants in five. Although Guerrero ended his playing days without a ring, that certainly isn't a knock on his phenomenal resume.Likewise, Jim Thome is a proficient slugger who came close but never won the big one. Like Guerrero, however, that doesn't take away from his greatness.At 6'4" and 250 pounds, he was one of the most feared hitters in the game.Over the course of his 22-year career Ted Williams Jersey , Thome hit 612 home runs alongside a .956 OPS. His best season was in 2002, when Thome hit 52 home runs, knocked in 118 runners and finished with a staggering 1.122 OPS. The No-DoubterSomehow, 2.8 percent of ballots cast did not have Chipper Jones selected for this year's Hall of Fame class. All the 20-year Atlanta Brave did was hit 468 home runs to go with a .303 batting average. He also finished top 12 in the National League MVP voting nine times.Jones was a key member of the mid-to-late 1990s Braves teams that seemingly won 100-plus games every year. He won the World Series with them in 1995 and led the team to two more pennants in 1996 and 1999.Like Thome and Guerrero, Jones found the fountain of youth near the end of his career: From 2006-2008 (his age-34 to age-36 seasons), he hit 77 home runs, knocked in 263 runners, hit .342 and had a 1.027 OPS.The Superstar CloserOne of the more loaded trades in MLB history occurred in 1993, when Trevor Hoffman and slugger Gary Sheffield were on opposite ends of a deal. Hoffman went to the San Diego Padres, where he accumulated nearly all of his NL-record 601 saves, while Sheffield (509 home runs), won a World Series with the Florida Marlins.Outside of his remarkable save number, Hoffman is best remembered for his role on the 1998 San Diego Padres, an underdog team that upset the 106-win Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series.While the Padres got swept by the 114-win New York Yankees in the World Series, Hoffman still had his best year ever, amassing a career-high 53 saves alongside a 1.48 ERA. That was good enough for the first of his two top-two Cy Young finishes. CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.Lindor, who struck out with the winning run at second base in the ninth in a loss on Tuesday, drove the first pitch from Trevor Hildenberger (2-3) over the wall in right to trigger a wild celebration.Jason Kipnis singled with one out in the ninth before Twins right fielder Max Kepler robbed Yan Gomes of extra bases with a leaping catch before crashing into the wall. Brandon Guyer followed with a single to bring up Lindor, who capped a wild ninth inning with his 29th homer.The All-Star shortstop skipped around the bases before being mobbed at home plate by his teammates.Down 2-1, Minnesota tied it in the ninth on Miguel Sano’s leadoff homer against Cody Allen (4-4), who wound up with a blown save and win.DIAMONDBACKS 6, PHILLIES 0PHOENIX — Patrick Corbin struck out nine in a combined four-hitter, David Peralta had four hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Wednesday.Corbin (10-4) had the Phillies guessing most of the game, allowing four hits in 7 1/3 innings while reaching a career-high 183 strikeouts this season. The left-hander did not give up a home run for the ninth straight start, the longest stretch by an Arizoba Diamondbacks pitcher since Brandon Webb in 2003.Peralta hit a two-run triple off Vince Velasquez (8-9) in the third inning, sending the Phillies right-hander to his first loss since June 25.Peralta had his fourth four-hit game of the homestand and tied the franchise record with 10 hits in the three-game series. He is 18 for 31 since taking two days off with shoulder tightness last week.Eduardo Escobar had three RBIs for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.BRAVES 8 http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , NATIONALS 3WASHINGTON — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit one of Atlanta’s three homers, then took away a long ball from Washington to back Mike Foltynewicz (9-7).Charlie Culberson and Tyler Flowers also went deep for the Braves. Culberson hit a three-run drive off Tommy Milone (1-1) in the second inning, and it was 7-1 by the fourth. Culberson has homered in three straight games.Acuna also made a sensational catch in the fourth inning to rob Matt Adams of a home run. Acuna raced to the center-field wall, leaped and snagged the ball with his outstretched glove before sprawling on the warning track.Bryce Harper hit his 28th home run for the Nationals, who showed their frustration in the sixth inning when rookie Juan Soto and hitting coach Kevin Long were ejected by home plate umpire Greg Gibson.ATHLETICS 3, DODGERS 2OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Newly acquired Mike Fiers pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Athletics beat the Dodgers.The A’s broke a 2-2 in the eighth inning when Khris Davis hit a fielder’s choice grounder off Dodgers reliever J.T. Chargois (2-3), scoring Marcus Semien from third.Dodgers third baseman Manny Machado fielded Davis’ bouncer and fired home to catcher Yasmani Grandal, but Grandal never had control of the ball when he swipe-tagged Semien. Grandal was charged with an error on the play.Semien singled leading off the inning. He almost got doubled off first on Matt Chapman’s fly ball to Cody Bellinger in center. His throw was off-line throw back to first. Jed Lowrie followed with a hit that sent Semien to third.Jeurys Familia (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Blake Treinen worked the ninth for his 29th save in 33 chances.METS 8, REDS 0NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six innings, received rare significant run support and earned his first win in nearly two months as New York beat Cincinnati.DeGrom (6-7) ended a seven-start winless streak, allowing four hits in a 100-pitch outing and lowering his major league-leading ERA to 1.77. He won for the first time since June 18 at Colorado.Brandon Nimmo tied a team record with three doubles and drove in three runs to help the Mets win for the 22nd time in their last 66 games. Austin Jackson drove in two runs with a double in the second and a single in the fifth as the Mets built a 5-0 lead. Nimmo hit an RBI double in the fifth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Amed Rosario in the fourth. Nimmo had a two-run double in the eighth.Robert Stephenson (0-1) was the loser.CARDINALS 7, MARLINS 1MIAMI (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking homer for the second consecutive night, and St. Louis won its fourth series in a row by beating Miami.Carpenter put St. Louis ahead with a home run leading off the sixth inning, his NL-leading 31st. The Cardinals’ Yadier Molina hit his 15th homer in the first and doubled home two runs in the ninth. Marcell Ozuna doubled home a run in the sixth and went 6 for 11 in the series against his former team.John Gant (4-4) pitched six innings and allowed one run, which scored in part because of a defensive lapse. He and three relievers combined to retire 21 batters in a row.Trevor Richards (3-7) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings for the last-place Marlins.RANGERS 11, MARINERS 7ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo homered twice and drove in four runs, Yovani Gallardo won his fourth straight start and Texas held off Seattle.Gallardo (7-1) leads the majors with seven wins since June 23. He allowed three hits, two runs and three walks while striking out two in six innings.Gallo has hit 10 of his 31 homers in his past 19 games. He went 3 for 5 to raise his batting average above .200 for the first time since June 16.Seattle starter Marco Gonzales (12-7) gave up career highs of 12 hits and seven runs in five innings.Gallo’s homers against Gonzales gave him 12 against left-handers this season, the most by a Texas left-handed batter since Rafael Palmeiro hit 15 in 2003.Mike Zunino hit two homers for the Mariners.BREWERS 8, PADRES 4MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil the debut of San Diego’s Brett Kennedy.Kennedy (0-1), who was 10-0 in 16 starts at Triple-A El Paso before being called up Monday, was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in four innings.Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich also homered for Milwaukee, while Hunter Renfroe had a two-run shot for San Diego.Jhoulys Chacin (11-4) allowed three runs on six hits in six innings to win for the fifth time in six decisions.RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 5TORONTO (AP) — Rafael Devers returned from the disabled list and hit a two-run home run Nomar Garciaparra Jersey , Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second straight start and Boston extended its winning streak to six games.J.D. Martinez had three hits and Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs for the AL East-leading Red Sox.Johnson (3-3) allowed five runs and six hits to earn his first career win over the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out six.Boston chased Blue Jays starter Mike Hauschild (1-1) with a four-run third inning.YANKEES 7, WHITE SOX 3CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Severino pitched seven effective innings in his first win in a month, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam in four years and New York finished a sweep of Chicago.Aaron Hicks also homered as wild card-leading New York closed out a 3-4 trip with its third consecutive win. Gleyber Torres reached three times on a single and two walks.Severino (15-5) retired 11 in a row after the White Sox used three straight hits to open a 2-0 lead in the first.White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (7-9) was tagged for seven runs and six hits in five innings in his first loss in a month.PIRATES 4, ROCKIES 3DENVER (AP) — Adam Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field in Pittsburgh’s victory over Colorado.Frazier had two doubles and a single, but made what might have been his biggest contribution in the field. With runners on the corners and two outs in the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta hit a sharp grounder to the hole at second. Frazier made a diving stop and threw out Iannetta to end the inning and preserve the one-run lead.Chris Archer (4-5) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings in his second start since being acquired from Tampa Bay. Jan Vazquez got four out for his 26th save.German Marquez (9-9) tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, and David Dahl homered for the Rockies.ANGELS 6, TIGERS 0ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning, and Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of Detroit.Kole Calhoun hit a leadoff homer and rookie Jaime Barria (7-7) pitched five-hit ball into the sixth. Los Angeles was in a 1-6 skid before getting back to .500 in the series with the struggling Tigers.Upton connected on a full-count changeup from Blaine Hardy (4-4) for a two-run homer shortly before Pujols added his 632nd career homer.Mike Trout missed his seventh consecutive game with a sore right wrist, but the Angels are hopeful the two-time AL MVP can return against Oakland this weekend.ROYALS 9, CUBS 0KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heath Fillmyer allowed three singles over seven innings for his first major league win, Adalberto Mondesi and Drew Butera each drove in three, and Kansas City beat Chicago.Anthony Rizzo drilled Fillmyer (1-1) with a line drive on the left foot on his third pitch, but Fillmyer stuck around and didn’t allow another hit until David Bote and Tommy La Stella singled with one out in the seventh inning.Jose Quintana (10-8) dropped to 3-10 in 25 starts against the Royals. He was removed after Mondesi’s homer, giving up five runs on six hits and two walks.ORIOLES 5, RAYS 4ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Trey Mancini hit a go-ahead two-run double in the ninth inning, and Baltimore beat Tampa Bay despite committing five errors.It was the first time the Orioles committed five errors in a victory since June 9, 1983.Sergio Romo (2-3) allowed consecutive hits to Mark Trumbo, Danny Valencia and Mancini in the ninth, the only three batters he faced. It was Romo’s seventh blown save. Tampa Bay has played five straight one-run games and lost four of them.Mike Wright Jr. (3-0) got two outs in relief, and Mychal Givens pitched the ninth for his third save.

  Ed Zurga/Getty ImagesThe Toronto Blue Jays reportedly reached an agreement
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Friday to trade third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Cleveland Indians Austin Meadows Jersey , according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan.Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Toronto will send $2.7 million to Cleveland.Donaldson enjoyed a late surge during the 2017 season after a sluggish start. The three-time All-Star posted a .270/.385/.559 triple-slash line with 33 home runs in 113 games. He also missed six weeks of action with a strained right calf.He's tallied five homers in 36 games this season, once again forced to the disabled list for an extended stretch鈥攖his time because of right shoulder inflammation.The 32-year-old possesses a strong track record, though.He earned the 2015 American League MVP Award after finishing the campaign with a .939 OPS to go along with 41 homers, 123 RBI and 122 runs scored. He's also hit at least 24 long balls in five straight seasons.With Donaldson set to hit free agency after the 2018 season, he said in January that he hoped to remain in Toronto."As we talked about at the end of the season last year, I've definitely voiced my opinion that I would like to stay here," Donaldson told reporters. "That hasn't changed."His continued injury issues paired with the Jays' inability to keep pace in the AL East led the front office to trade him Colin Moran Jersey , though.Now Donaldson will shift his focus to getting back on track with the Indians. The fact he's two seasons removed from a campaign in which he posted a career-best .404 on-base percentage and smacked 37 homers bodes well for a return to form.While his long-term future remains uncertain because he's headed for the open market, look for him to provide some reinforcements to an Indians team that's well on its way to a third straight AL Central title. The Houston Astros traded for ace relief pitcher Roberto Osuna when he was in the middle of a 75-game suspension related to a domestic assault charge. There was bound to come a moment when that decision looked as bad on the field as it did in the department of basic decency.This moment arrived Tuesday, October 16. Specifically, in the eighth inning of Houston's 8-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.It was a one-run game when Osuna entered in the top of the eighth at Minute Maid Park. He initially looked like the same pitcher who was an All-Star with the Toronto Blue Jays and put up a 1.99 ERA in 23 regular-season appearances with the Astros. Two of the first three batters he faced made outs.But then Osuna hit Brock Holt with a pitch to load the bases. Then he hit Mitch Moreland. Like that, Houston's deficit was doubled.After that came Jackie Bradley Jr. with the gamebreaker off Osuna: a grand slam into the right field seats that pushed the Red Sox's lead to six runs and, ultimately, clinched a 2-1 series lead.Boston Red Sox RedSoxThe Grand Slam Train continues in the #postseason! 馃殏#DoDamage nwSAOJ8PErAll told David Freese Jersey , Osuna was charged with five runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. It is the worst performance of his four-year major league career.In the words of Astros manager A.J. Hinch, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand: "It's a 3-2 ballgame until all hell broke loose there."It's tempting to view Osuna's collapse as karma for what got him suspended by Major League Baseball in the first place. But that's equal parts tricky and foolish.The details of what led to his May arrest and subsequent suspension have been kept under wraps, and revelations aren't coming any time soon. The charge against the 23-year-old was dropped when he agreed to a peace bond. The accuser鈥攁 woman who has a young child with him鈥攈ad declined to travel from Mexico to Toronto to testify.Whatever Osuna may have done to deserve his punishment, karma isn't going for him when he's on the mound anyway. Scales such as these can't be balanced by a couple of bad pitches in a silly game for kids.For the Astros, on the other hand, what happened in the eighth inning Tuesday is absolutely karmic retribution.Bob Levey/Getty ImagesThough the Astros didn't break any rules when they traded for Osuna ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the very act of doing so made them guilty of extreme cynicism.The Astros didn't look at Osuna and see a toxic asset. They looked and saw a marked-down item. All they needed to give up to get him was a few spare parts (fallen closer Ken Giles and fellow right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez) and perhaps a little dignity.The Astros may have underestimated how much dignity the deal would cost them http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey , however.The backlash was immediate and fierce. General manager Jeff Luhnow didn't help matters by insulting everyone's intelligence in a statement meant to reassure everyone that Osuna would "fully comply with our zero tolerance policy related to abuse of any kind." When you claim zero tolerance for abusers while bringing in a guy accused of abuse, then you don't actually have a zero tolerance policy.As far as the Astros were clearly concerned, however, what mattered was the long game. Unlike the joint drug agreement, MLB's domestic violence policy doesn't include postseason bans for suspended players. The more Osuna did to help deliver their second straight World Series championship, the more the controversy of his acquisition figured to blow over.Well, go figure that his biggest game as an Astro to date resulted in a critical ALCS loss. As MLB.com's Brian McTaggart noted Manuel Margot Jersey , history is now firmly on the Red Sox's side after Osuna's meltdown:Brian McTaggart brianmctaggartRed Sox beat the Astros, 8-2, to take a 2-1 series lead. In the history of best-of-seven series with the 2-3-2 format, teams that win Game 3 on the road to grab a 2-1 advantage have gone on to take the series 27 of 36 times (75 percent).After opening with a 7-2 thud at Fenway Park in Game 1, the Red Sox have certainly looked more like a 108-game winner in claiming Games 2 and 3.Their hitters have worked tough at-bats against Gerrit Cole, Dallas Keuchel and an array of Houston relievers. Chris Sale, David Price and Nathan Eovaldi bent but didn't break at the start of games. And after a rough showing in Game 1 http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey , Boston's bullpen has allowed one run on three hits in 7.1 innings over the last two.Of course, it would be foolish to write the Astros off entirely. They were 103-game winners in their own right in the regular season, and one can still look at them and see a team that matches up well with Boston. The Astros can come back on the Red Sox by outpitching, outhitting or outfielding them. Osuna putting Game 3 behind him and getting back to his dominant ways could indeed be part of the equation.For now, though, they're reeling from an ugly loss that's the fault of a player whose very presence on the team is outrageous to many. Darn it if something about that doesn't feel right.Stats courtesy of Baseball Reference.

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BOSTON (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin will sit out the rest of the season because of a bacterial infection.Manager Terry Francona revealed the news Wednesday before Cleveland’s game against the Boston Red Sox.The 30-year-old Cuban player became ill following a game Aug. 8. Doctors determined he had the life-threatening bacterial infection that entered his bloodstream and created toxins that damaged his internal organs http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey , compromising their function.“The news is really good, he is doing fantastic, but he not going to play baseball this year,” Francona said, adding that the players were updated about his health during a brief meeting. “Overall, he has done so well. We’re so thrilled that he’s OK.”Martin was released from the hospital Sunday.The club said he was rechecked by doctors Wednesday in Cleveland.“All testing and imaging shows that Leonys’ body continues to recover and while his prognosis remains positive for a full recovery, doctors feel that Leonys’ heart and other organs will require an additional one to two months to allow for this to happen,” they said in the update.Also Wednesday, the club activated slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the 10-day disabled list. He had been sidelined since Aug. 12 with a right wrist contusion. Encarnacion homered in his first at-bat against left-hander Brian Johnson.He was expected to return Thursday Wilmer Difo Jersey , but they placed outfielder Rajai Davis on the 10-day DL with a non-baseball-related, not-life-threatening medical condition. The move is retroactive to Monday.Davis is scheduled to have outpatient surgery Monday and is expected to rejoin the club when rosters are expanded on Sept. 1.Martin was acquired from Detroit on July 31 to added depth to the outfield and appeared in six games.Francona said he hoped to come back, but doctors decided it was best for him to rest.“I think he wanted to play, but I think the doctors thought with what happened, he needs some time to let his body heal and we fully support that,” Francona said. “Even though we miss him a lot, it’s the right thing to do.”Francona said Martin’s expected to have some more doctor appointments in Cleveland next week.The club has gotten a boost by the play of rookie Greg Allen in center field in the first two games of a scheduled four-game series between two of the AL’s division leaders at Fenway Park.Allen hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning of Monday’s win and had a nice running catch before diving to the ground. In Tuesday’s victory, he made a pair of stellar catches; the second thwarted Boston’s rally.“It’s been fun to watch him develop in the middle of pennant race,” Francona said. HOUSTON (AP) — Touted prospect Forrest Whitley will start the season in the minors but has certainly showed why he could factor into the Houston Astros‘ plans at some point.Whitley allowed three runs over three innings in his final exhibition start as Houston beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-9 on Monday night. The outing capped a solid spring for the young right-hander.Whitley said he was able to learn from Astros veterans in camp Brian Goodwin Jersey , with preparation being the biggest thing.“I thought this spring was very beneficial, and it’s going to help me during the season,” he explained. “Sitting in (Justin) Verlander and (Gerrit) Cole’s back pockets as much as I possibly could, learning from them.”Whitley, rated the top pitching prospect in baseball by MLB.com, allowed all three runs in a 31-pitch first inning that was capped by Francisco Cervelli’s two-run homer. But he settled down after that, retiring the side in order in the second and permitting two singles in the third.The 21-year-old finished with two strikeouts and gave up six hits. He struck out 17 in 15 innings this spring.“This outing was pretty weird,” Whitley said. “I haven’t had one of these in a while. I had everything except my fastball. It’s kind of hard to pitch without the fastball. I had a hard time locating that pitch. Pitching off that was a real struggle, but I found a way to bounce back a little bit. That was encouraging.”Whitley http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey , a 2016 first-round draft pick, will start the season at Triple-A Round Rock.“I’m very excited,” he said. “Going to the affiliate here shortly and try to pitch as well as I can to get back up here.”Houston manager AJ Hinch said the spring was a good learning time for Whitley, and he’s got a bright future.“It’s going to take an adjustment or two and attention to a couple details to be ready to pitch in the big leagues,” Hinch said. “When we call him up at some point, we are going to need him to be good.”CHISENHALL HITPirates outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall exited after being hit in the right hand by Framber Valdez’s pitch in the sixth.BIG INNINGSPittsburgh’s three-run first started with Adam Frazier scoring on Starling Marte’s double before Cervelli’s home run. The Pirates added a five-run sixth on RBI singles by Melky Cabrera and Corey Dickerson sandwiched around a two-run double by Frazier and Marte’s sacrifice fly.Houston scored seven in the third. George Springer and Alex Bregman had RBI groundouts before Michael Brantley’s two-run single and Tyler White’s three-run homer. Nick Tanielu added a three-run homer in the sixth. Garrett Stubbs and Myles Straw hit consecutive solo home runs in the seventh.JAMES’ OUTINGHouston right-hander Josh James gave up one run and three hits in the eighth. James, slowed early by a strained right quadriceps, allowed only that one run in four spring outings.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Brandon Maurer starts the exhibition finale Tuesday against the Astros.Astros: RHP J.B. Bukauskas starts Tuesday.

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PEORIA Reggie Sanders Jersey , Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez doesn’t think he could have changed the mind of Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais about opening day, even by pitching well this spring.With his ERA approaching 16, it’s a moot point.King Felix is royally agitated anyway.Hernandez was tagged for seven runs in three-plus innings against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, raising his spring ERA to 15.95 a day after Servais announced that Marco Gonzales would start Seattle’s season opener against Oakland in Tokyo on March 20.Seattle’s decision ends Hernandez’s run of 10 consecutive opening day starts.Hernandez spoke publicly after the game for the first time since Servais’ announcement. Asked if he was upset, Hernandez said simply, “Yeah,” but declined to elaborate on his emotions.“I knew it was going to happen,” he added.Hernandez was also asked if he could have convinced Servais to give him the opening day nod with a better spring camp.“No,” he said while shaking his head.The 32-year-old has been losing fastball velocity since his mid-20s and been mostly hobbled and ineffective since turning 30.The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner had a career-worst 5.55 ERA in 29 games last season and was briefly removed from the rotation for the first time in the majors. This is his final season of a $175 million, seven-year contract.The Mariners have asked Hernandez to use his curveball more this spring, especially early in counts, because data suggests it’s the right-hander’s most effective pitch. 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BALTIMORE (AP) — A year ago, the Baltimore Orioles had Manny Machado and expectations of reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in seven seasons under manager Buck Showalter.Machado and Showalter are gone, as is all realistic hope of playing baseball this October.After staggering through their worst season since coming to Baltimore in 1954, the Orioles will launch a major rebuild in 2019 under rookie manager Brandon Hyde and first-year general manager Mike Elias.Machado was one of many Baltimore stars traded in the midst of a 47-115 disaster that cost Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette their jobs. 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DETROIT (AP) — On the day his No. 3 was retired by the Detroit Tigers Paul Konerko Jersey , Hall of Famer Alan Trammell did some campaigning for his longtime keystone partner.Now that Trammell is in the Hall and has been honored by the Tigers, does Lou Whitaker have a chance for any of these accolades as well?“The love that Lou has not received, it bothers me,” Trammell said after Sunday’s pregame ceremony. “I’m shocked. Hopefully, maybe this will help get a little momentum. I meant what I said, that I hope that he’s in the Hall of Fame soon, and that he also has his number retired here at Comerica Park.”Trammell was inducted into the Hall late last month, and now his name and number are on the brick wall beyond one of the bullpens at Comerica. Whitaker was on hand for the ceremony, which delayed the start of Detroit’s 7-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday by about a half-hour.Trammell was with the Tigers from 1977-96, establishing himself as one of the game’s top shortstops. 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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy has long been a manager who makes it all about his players Sparky Anderson Jersey , the men he writes into the lineup day after day, game after game, month after month.That’s a big reason San Francisco’s veteran, likely Hall of Fame skipper, decided in February to make it public he will retire at the end of this season. He grew tired of the constant questions, the regular speculation about his future. He didn’t want to be a distraction.Now, the Giants will begin a new season that is Bochy’s last — and everyone involved is determined to make it memorable despite the daunting task of returning to winning in the loaded NL West.“It’s a gut feeling that it’s time,” Bochy said early in spring training. “It’s been an unbelievable ride. There’s so much that I have to be grateful for, with the players, the city, the fans, my ride here. 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Hopefully we will make it a memorable one for him,” shortstop Brandon Crawford said. “But it will definitely be different without him.”Some of San Francisco’s biggest stars missed significant time in 2018 with injuries yet again: ace lefty Madison Bumgarner, right-handers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, catcher Buster Posey Jack Morris Jersey , first baseman Brandon Belt, second baseman Joe Panik, third baseman Pablo Sandoval.The Giants wound up 73-89, including a majors-worst 5-21 in September, yet bettered their last-place 2017 finish of 64-98.“It’s so rare that you see teams just win forever,” Bumgarner said. “There’s ups and downs in this game all the time and that doesn’t mean we’re OK with them but at the same time you have to understand that side and hopefully we can speed up the process tremendously to get back to the top and winning side as opposed to the bottom, where we’ve been the last few years. 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Bumgarner broke the pinkie on his pitching hand when he was hit by a line drive from Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield in his final 2018 spring training start, undergoing surgery to insert pins into the finger.He returned in June and wound up 6-7 with a 3.26 ERA in 21 starts and 129 2/3 innings.In 2017, he missed nearly three months after an April dirt bike accident during an off day in Colorado.HEALTHY POSEY: The Giants want to protect Posey, who underwent season-ending right hip surgery in late August. Posey can’t wait to be a regular in the lineup again.“Hopefully the plan that is put forth by the training staff will have you right where you need to be Michael Fulmer Jersey ,” he said.He hit .284 with five home runs and 41 RBIs in 2018 while limited to 105 games before the operation on his troublesome hip, which needed repair for a torn labrum as well as removal of an impingement.San Francisco signed Stephen Vogt and Rene Rivera to minor league deals.OUTFIELD QUESTIONS: Zaidi wanted to make an offseason splash in the outfield. The Giants were in on new Phillies star Bryce Harper, making him a $310 million, 12-year offer.San Francisco signed Cameron Maybin — who was arrested on suspicion of DUI during spring training — and Gerardo Parra to minor league contracts.PROSPECT WATCH: Catcher Joey Bart has already made quite an impression in his first big league spring training.The second overall pick in last year’s draft, he got to catch Bumgarner’s first spring bullpen session.With Bart initially expected to play mostly at Class-A San Jose, Giants fans will have an easy time keeping track of the top prospect with him right in the Bay Area.BOCHY’S PATH: Bochy — an almost certain Hall of Fame selection — plans to stay in baseball once he is through managing, yet what that job will be is unclear. Shohei Ohtani will try to maintain his torrid pace as of late when the Los Angeles Angels play the Chicago White Sox in the second installment of a three-game series Saturday evening at Guaranteed Rate Field.Ohtani, a two-way star who slammed his 19th homer in Friday’s 5-3 win, has hit three long balls since receiving word that he needs Tommy John surgery and is unlikely to pitch in 2019. He is riding a five-game hit streak The Japanese star plans to continue hitting while deciding his next move, and his elbow injury does not impact his swing.Article continues below ...“Nothing is set right now,” Ohtani told reporters on Friday through his interpreter. “I have a few options out there. I am trying to look into every single option. I will make a decision sometime toward the end of the season.“I feel like I’m progressing as a hitter right now, so I’m trying to gain as many experiences as I can while the games count.”Los Angeles (69-72) still has a chance to finish above .500 for the first time in three seasons. The Angels have won six of their last 10 games and are 5-3 on their current road trip, which has included stops in Houston, Texas and Chicago.When the Angels hit two home runs or more in a game, as they did in the series opener, they boast an impressive record of 42-13.Chicago (56-85) is playing .500 baseball since the All-Star break and has high hopes for continued improvement next year. 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Shoemaker missed most of the season with a right forearm strain but tossed five scoreless innings his last time out Monday against the Texas Rangers.In five career starts against the White Sox, Shoemaker is 2-2 with a 4.18 ERA. He has been prone to big mistakes, allowing seven home runs in 32 1/3 innings.White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia enters the game hot after homering and reaching base four times in the series opener. However, Garcia is battling a balky knee and might not play in back-to-back contests.“We’re going to spell him, do everything we have to do to keep him off his legs as much as possible,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “But he wants to play. We’re going to have to be very mindful of how he’s doing and give him an opportunity to kind of recover a little bit. I’ll talk to him tonight, talk to him (before Saturday’s game) to see how he’s feeling.”

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BRISBANE Jackie Bradley Jr Jersey , Australia (AP) — Netherlands international pitcher Loek van Mil is in a Canberra hospital with serious head injuries while hiking over the weekend on the outskirts of the Australian capital.The Courier-Mail newspaper on Tuesday quoted Brisbane Bandits chief executive Mark Ready as saying Van Mil was in a critical but stable condition.He was found by a hiker after hitting his head on rocks and sustaining multiple fractures and bleeding on the brain.“He lay unconscious for 24 hours in bushland until he was found by a hiker,” Ready was quoted as saying. “But he has gone from gravely injured to critical but stable. He’s talking and managed a smile and a joke today.”The 34-year-old Van Mil, a 7-foot-1 (2.16-meter) closer, was credited with the save for the Bandits against the Canberra Cavalry in his last game on Thursday. 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I put half in quotes because some teams have already played more than 60% of their games.Lo Duca: Sizing Up Two MLB Divisional Races at the All-Star BreakRead nowWe’ve been diving into some team futures odds, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring up some individual accolades.The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has technically had MVP odds posted the entire season, but I’ll be comparing the current odds to the opening odds from way back in March. I can remember writing about those odds like it was yesterday … life moves fast, as a guy once said in a movie.American LeagueThe machine that is Mike Trout has improved on his odds since the beginning of the season, but has fallen in recent weeks. I did see him listed at a whopping -700 at some point around when Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was on the disabled list in early June.Trout is tied with Betts and Jose Ramirez with 6.5 fWAR and leads the league in bWAR at 6.8. He’s having a career year at the plate and up until the end of June, had a wRC+ of 198 鈥?that means he was almost twice as good at producing runs as the average player. In July, however Andrew Benintendi Jersey , Trout is at a mere 104?a tick better than league average. He can afford some lulls here or there, but will need to return to form relatively soon to remain the favorite.Speaking of Betts, he and teammate J.D. Martinez have both put up monster seasons and find themselves with the same odds at the break. I am a proud holder of a Betts ticket from before the season so I’ll be rooting hard for him down the stretch. Something that may help or hurt his case is his time missed due to injury.Fading Elite MLB Teams After the All-Star Break is a Sharp PlayRead nowBetts has played 19 games fewer than Trout, and you’d have to imagine he’d be ahead of him in WAR if had he not been hurt. Health is a valuable trait, so perhaps the voters won’t give him a benefit of the doubt.Indians infielder Jose Ramirez is somewhat quietly putting up an insane season of his own and is tied for the MLB lead in homers with Martinez. He’s been a terrific all-around player and is not getting the respect from the oddsmakers that he deserves at just +600.If you are a holder of a Betts, Martinez or a Ramirez ticket with a big payout on the line, this may be the time to hedge and put a bit on Trout. The American League does not have many situations that can play out in which one of those four (or Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor) does not win.If you’re looking for value plays at this point, the one person I would recommend is Aaron Judge Luis Tiant Jersey , who currently has MLB’s fifth-best fWAR in and has contributed in the field and on the basepaths, as well. If the Yankees can come back and win the division with the help of another power surge from Judge, he may follow his runner-up 2017 campaign with a first-place 2018.National LeagueThe National League is far more wide open and has more than double the amount of players with 100-1 odds or shorter. Right now, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado holds the slight edge over Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman both on the odds list and fWAR list (4.1 to 3.9.) Since the entire National League has tight division races to be decided in the second half, I feel that each of these guys’ chances are tied to how their teams do. Trout and Giancarlo Stanton have proved in recent years that MVPs don’t need to come from playoff (or winning) teams, but considering none of these guys is running away in the race with ridiculous statistical seasons, a division title should help any of these players’ chances.The preseason favorite, Nats outfielder Bryce Harper http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , still has the ninth-best odds, but has the 93rd-best fWAR out of 164 qualified hitters in the bigs. Not exactly something to add to the resume when he’s asking for that $500 million contract this winter.At 750-1, the Rays Are An Intriguing and Fun World Series FutureRead nowUnlike the AL, the NL has a handful of surprises near the top of the list. Neither Milwaukee’s Jesus Aguilar nor Chicago’s Javy Baez was listed before the season, but Aguilar has been the best hitter in the NL with a 159 wRC+ while Baez’s 3.4 fWAR is fifth-best among NL positional players.Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez and Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies聽鈥?also top 10 in NL fWAR 鈥?round out the eight guys with 20-1 or shorter odds.

  Patch Notes - 30th May 2018
Posted by: thavas - 05-30-2018, 01:14 PM - Forum: Patch Notes - No Replies

Patch Notes - 30th May 2018
30 May 2018 12:00
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Greetings Adventurers,
Have you had your fill of base jumping off the tallest structures in Black Desert? Yea, we haven’t either. Add to your arsenal of ever-growing aerial acrobatics while you dance around the battlefield with the release of Lahn’s Absolute Skills. Whether you’re a veteran who just hasn’t found the time, or a new recruit interested in creating their own tall tales of wild adventures. Now has never been a better time than to try your hand at hunting as we usher in the Valencia Hunt-a-thon.
Be sure to catch up on the latest events like the Lauren Family Gift Event, and new content introduced with this week's patch below:

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  • Lauren Family Gift event has started.
    • Event Period: 5/31 00:00 UTC ~ 6/20 Before Maintenance
    • During the event period, Get [Event] Lauren Family Coin x10 per 1 hour through the Challenges (Y) window.
    • [Event] Lauren Family Coins can be collected up to 5 times per day through Challenges (Y).
    • Click < Here > for details on the dazzling event.
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  • Valencia Hunt-a-thon has started.
    • Event Period: 5/30 After Maintenance ~ 6/13 Before Maintenance
    • How to participate: Defeat each of Giant Mountain Goat, Giant Lioness, and Giant Lion with [Hunting] Matchlock during the event period and get the great rewards as your trophies!
    • Participation Rewards are given out to all adventurers who participate in this event and the Special Rewards will be given out to the selected participants who get lucky from a draw.
Valencia Hunt-a-thon
Event Period:
5/30 After Maintenance ~ 6/13 Before Maintenance
Participation Rewards:
[Event] Spellbound Tool Box x1
[Event] Extra Life EXP Scroll x3
Elixir of Flowing Time x5

Special Reward (Drawn from participants by BDO team):
* 100 participants will win:
[Event] High-Quality Draught Box x5
[Event] Cron Meal Box x5

*30 participants will win:
[Event] Frosted Matchlock (Blue-grade)

*10 participants will win:
[Event] Value Pack (20 Days)

Rewards given out:
6/13 After Maintenance
  • Find your balance. Via in-game mailbox (B) after the maintenance, you will be able to find a little token of appreciation we’ve sent for bearing with us the recent class balance updates big and small. We are trying to provide the best balanced environment where all classes can compete and cooperate in harmony. Please continue to show your feedback and we will endeavor to bring updates that would ensure the most stable surrounding for all.
    • [Event] Armstrong’s Skill Guide (1 Day) x1 and [Event] Cliff’s Skill Add-on Guide (1 Day) were given out to all adventurers who have a character created before 5/30 maintenance.
    • Please find the gifts via in-game mailbox (B) and claim the gifts before June 23rd.
[Ongoing Events]
  • Lahn Level-up Challenges (Y): May 23rd  ~ June 13th Before Maintenance

  • May Drop Event: May 23rd ~ June 6th Before Maintenance

  • Rose-themed background and crescent moon in night skies: May 16th ~ June 14th Before Maintenance
  • Returning Attendance Rewards: Mar. 29th 00:00 UTC ~ July 4th 23:59 UTC

  • Guild Attendance Rewards: Jan. 4th. 00:00 UTC ~ June 30th 23:59 UTC

  • Loyal Attendance Rewards: May 24th ~ June 27th 23:59 UTC

  • Valks Attendance Rewards: May 24th ~ June 23rd 23:59 UTC
  • Absolute skills have been added to Lahn class.

  • New monsters for Hunting, Giant Mountain Goat, Giant Lioness, and Giant Lion have been added to the north of Arehaza forested area in Valencia.
    • Each of the (hunting) monsters can be defeated by using a Matchlock.
    • New items Stuffed Valencia Mountain Goat Head, Stuffed Valencian Lioness Head, and Stuffed Giant Lion Head have been added.
    • Stuffed head items can be obtained as loot at a chance using a Butcher Knife on the new monsters for Hunting after they are killed and you can install them in your Residence from which you can gain buff effects by interacting with them.

  • [size=undefined]Fixed the issue where hiding other characters function was activated abnormally at times during Node/Conquest Wars.[/size]
  • [size=undefined]Fixed the issue where damage was not being done intermittently when attacking Defense Towers with the horse skill Charge in Node/Conquest Wars.[/size]
  • [size=undefined]Fixed the issue where guild members did not auto-teleport to the fort of their guild upon start of the node war.[/size]
    • However, only the guild members in the Node War area will be teleported.
    • Guild members that are located in Safe Zones or areas exclusive to the Node War are not teleported. In this case,  Assemble! function can be used to teleport.
  • Navigation of Heidel Eastern Border area will work properly now.

  • Fixed the issue where audio would not be played upon setting volume to 0, then raising the volume again, from the game starting screen.

  • Fixed the issue where the alert message wrongfully referred to Nouver when Karanda was disappearing due to time out.

  • It has been edited that the display quality in conversation with NPCs would be good even if the quality of the texture is set to Low from Settings -> Display Quality ->  Texture Quality.

  • Optimization work has been performed to improve frame in areas of Calpheon, Heidel, and Altinova.
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[Game World]
  • Fixed the issue where characters could go through railings of Valencia Castle.

  • Fixed the issue where shorter characters would perform swimming in certain parts of Glish Swamp.

  • Fixed the issue where villager NPCs were mistakenly labeled as soldiers in Ibellab Oasis.
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[All Classes]
  • It has been adjusted that if a character has a negative Karma and gets killed by a monster, the character’s EXP will decrease by 2%.
  • For Awakening skills with counter features, defense effect has been reapplied, and CC skill effects will not be applied in PvP.
  • Super Armor defense effect has been added to skills that could be performed upon entry into combat. Thus, more engaging combat will be made possible.
  • For Flow skills that are performed in combos after the preceding skills will now maintain the defense effect of the preceding skills.
    • However, if it’s a Flow skill that can be used independently, defense effect will be applied as the other ordinary skills.
  • CC effect has been removed from skills that have defense effects (only in PvE).
    • However, the classes Witch and Wizard will keep the 1 skill of each element type (i.e. fire, earth, water, etc.) that gets to have a CC effect and a defense effect at the same time in consideration to the skills and skill motion’s characteristics in their Awakening mode.
    • For more details, please check the changes under each character:
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  • Text of ‘Forward Guard’ has been added to the skill description of the following skills to match with the actual effect of the skills:
    • Shield Charge I, Shield Charge II, Absolute: Shield Charge, Double Shield Charge, and Ultimate: Shield Charge
  • Fixed the issue where ‘S’ key and Left-click used together could not activate the skill Furious Blow.
  • Fixed the issue where Down Smash effect was not being applied properly for the skill Ultimate: Ground Smash.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added on the skill Pulverize.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added on the skill Flow: Tempest.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Grave Digging.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Slashing the Dead.
  • Floating effect has been removed from the skill Flow: Knee Kick.
  • Number of hits has increased, and damage reduction effect will be applied during cooldown for the skill Flow: Knee Kick:
    • 2 Hits →  4 Hits
  • Floating effect on 1 hit will now only applied in PvE for the skill Shield Tide.
  • Knockback effect on 1 hit and Bound effect on 2 hits will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Shield Assault.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Seismic Strike.

  • Text of ‘Forward Guard’ has been added to the skill description of the following skills to match with the actual effect of the skills:
    • Shield Charge I,Shield Charge II, Absolute: Shield Charge, Double Shield Charge, Ultimate: Shield Charge
  • Appearance of Treant Camouflage Longsword has been made more natural.
  • Tooltip description of the skill Kick has been amended to correctly display the skill effects.
    • Down Attack → Down Attack on good 1 hit
    • Air Attack → Air Attack on good 2 hits
    • Down Smash → Down Smash on good 1 hit
    • Air Smash → Air Smash on good 2 hits
  • Tooltip description of the skill Shield Tide has been amended to correctly display the skill effects.
    • Air Smash → Air Smash on good 2 hits
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  • Fixed the issue where Evasive Explosion Shot could not be used after using the skill Will of the Wind with having the skill Flow: Wings of Wind I learned.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Breezy Blade.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Rushing Wind.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Elven Rage.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Nature’s Tremble.
  • Fixed the issue where number of hits was not properly applied to the skill Flow: Rooting.
    • 3 Hits → 4 Hits
  • Damage of Extra Hit of the skill Will of the Wind III has been changed as it dealt less damage compared to other levels of the skill.
    • Damage: 87% → 93%
  • Text of ‘Damage reduction effect will be applied in cooldown in PvE only’ has been added to the skill tooltip of the skill Absolute: Will of the Wind.
  • Fixed the issue where Evasive Explosion Shot could not be used after using the skill Will of the Wind with having the skill Flow: Wings of Wind I learned.
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  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Vile Plan.

  • Damage Reduction effect in PvP has been removed from the skill Vile Plan.

  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Engulfing Shadow.

  • Skill tooltip of the skill Cartian’s Nightmare has been edited to state ‘Stiffness on 1 good hit’ now.

  • Fixed the issue where Air Attack defense effect for the skill Violation activated by using Shards of Darkness was not being applied.

  • Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Cartian's Protection.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Abyssal Blow.

  • Edited the skill description of the skill Shadow Ignition:
    • Floating on good hits → Floating on good 1 hit
    • Air Smash → Air Smash on good Explosion hit

  • [size=undefined]Fixed the issue where the underwear would be shown in the neck area of the Sorceress when wearing the Ram Horn Witch Clothes together with certain underwear.[/size]
  • [size=undefined]The aggro effect of pulling in the target will occur less frequently upon using the skill Cartian’s Protection consuming 100% Black Spirit’s Rage.[/size]
  • Transition to the Scythe has been made smoother after performing a successful hit of the skill Midnight Stinger.

  • CC skill effect applied on targets while transitioning into Awakening mode will now be applied only in PvE.

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  • Forward Guard effect has been removed from the skill Feral Stampede.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Wailing Beast.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Axe of Destruction.
  • Stiffness, Stun, and Knockback effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Slugfest.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Devastation.

  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Earth Dividing.
  • Fixed the issue where the amount of damage dealt did not match the number of hits applied for the skill Rooting.
    • Targets: 3 Hits → 4 Hits
    • Damage: 1427% → 1034%
  • Fixed the issue where the skill Shake Off to the right would push back the targeted monster to the left.
  • Skill effects of the following skills have changed:
    • Rock Smash + W (Charge)
    • Tackling Rock

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  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Resonance.
  • Stiffness and Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Cloud Stomping.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Cloud Ride.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Moonlight Strike.
  • Super Armor effect has been added to the skill Flow: Full Moon.
  • Stiffness and Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Allround Spinner.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Soaring Strike.
  • Fixed the lag issue that occurred at times when using the skill Soaring Kick.
  • Fixed the issue where Floating effect was not applied properly for the skill Soaring Kick.
  • It has been edited that 2 hits will be applied only to targets captured with the skill Soaring Kick.
  • The following has been added to the skill tooltip of the skill Moonlight Strike:
    • Spin of good hit(s) (PvE) only.

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  • Text of ‘Stun on a good hit’ has been added to the skill description of the skill Flow: Spinning Shield to match with the actual effect of the skill.

  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Divine Descent.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Divine Slam.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Purificatione.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Knockback and Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Hastiludium.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Sanctitas de Enslar.
  • Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Verdict: Lanciaustitiae.
  • Super Armor effect has been added to the skill Flow: Revelation Sanctus.
  • Stamina required has been removed from the skill Guard.
    • The text regarding Stamina required has been removed from the tooltip of the skill Guard.
  • Moving distance to the front has increased for the skill Death Line Chase.
  • Appearance of Treant Camouflage Longsword has been made more natural.

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  • Fixed the issue where damage could not be inflicted on targets beside monsters and other players when using the skill Detonative Flow during cooldown.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Swift Earthquake.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Trembling Thunder.
  • Fixed the difference in the text description and actual MP recovered for the skill Detonative Flow II.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Equilibrium Break.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Thunder Storm.

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  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Swift Earthquake.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Trembling Thunder.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Aqua Jail Explosion.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Bolide of Destruction.
  • Fixed the issue where dyeing of [Wizard] Inquirer's Destiny Dagger did not work on standby.

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  • It has been improved that the skill Stub Arrow could be activated slightly faster during Backward Chase after having learned the skills Charged Stub Arrow: Enhanced and Absolute: Charged Stub Arrow.
  • Fixed the issue where target hits were not properly applied when performing the skills Whirlwind Cut III, Whirlwind Cut IV, and Absolute: Whirlwind Cut to the left.
    • 2 Hits → 3 Hits
  • Fixed the issue where the character would stop intermittently when using the skill Blooming after performing the skill Chase in Awakening mode.
  • Super Armor effect has been removed when the skill Crosscut is used in Musa's Soul mode, and Crosscut will now be able to be activated without any resource consumption or cooldown applied.
    • Skill tooltip of Crosscut has been edited to state that the skill can be activated without WP consumption in Musa’s Soul mode. Whirlwind Cut will properly inflict 3 hits now when activated to the left side; a fix from inflicting 2 hits from before.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Crust Crusher.
  • Down Smash effect has been removed from the skill Crust Crusher.
  • Down Smash effect has been added to the skill Flow: Foul Play.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Knockback effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Foul Play.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Backflow.
  • Knockback and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Counter Assassination.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Below the Belt.
  • Fixed the issue where dyeing of the [Musa] Gavi Regan Blade was not displayed properly when the color dye was too dark.

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  • Fixed the issue where Stiffness effect was not applied upon using the skill Stub Arrow: Triple Shot after having learned Stub Arrow II.

  • Fixed the issue where target hits were not properly applied when performing the skills Whirlwind Cut III, Whirlwind Cut IV, and Absolute: Whirlwind Cut to the left.
    • 2 Hits → 3 Hits
  • Fixed the issue where the character would stop intermittently when using the skill Blooming after performing the skill Chase in Awakening mode.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Royal Rage.
  • Fixed the issue where 2nd hit damage was duplicated for the skill Chaos: Crimson Gust.
  • The skill Sprint has become faster and its motion has become more animated in Kerispear combat mode.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Petal Drill.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: December.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Frost Pillars.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Tip of an Iceberg.
  • Super Armor effect has been removed from the skill Moonrise.
  • Fixed the issue where PvP damage was applied lower than it actually should depending on the number of targets for the skill Flow: Cloud Stab.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Blooming Stride.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Blooming Step.
  • Fixed the awkward graphics of the underwear when in combat stance with the Epheria Marine Underwear on.
  • CC skill effect applied on targets while transitioning into Awakening mode when moving forward will now be applied only in PvE.

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  • Fixed the issue where Bound effect was applied continuously to characters around the caster upon using the skill Suicide Fall.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Ninjutsu: Decapitation.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Illusion of Restraint.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Vengeful Barrier.
  • Floating and Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Vacuum Slash.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Sura ChaoSpree.
  • Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Bloodthirst: Katana Shower.

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  • Fixed the issue where Forward Guard was not being maintained intermittently when receiving hit while moving backwards while having the Kunai equipped.
  • Fixed the issue where Bound effect was applied continuously to characters around the caster upon using the skill Suicide Fall.
  • Fixed the issue where Floating effect was not applied properly when pressing the Left-directional key (Key: A) after using the skill Flow: Block Jump while having Throwing Kick I learned.

  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Halo.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Assassin's Trail.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Ninjutsu: Heart Snatch.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Danse Macabre.
  • Stiffness and Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Lethal Spin Spree.
  • Fixed the issue where the damage of the last hit of the skill Lethal Spin Spree did not deal proper damage when performed with 200% Black Spirit’s Rage.
  • Stiffness effect has been removed from the the last hit of the skill Lethal Spin Spree when performed with 200% Black Spirit’s Rage.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Wrath.
  • Fixed the issue where Stun effect was not applied in PvP when entering ↑ directional key after using the skill Flow: Block Jump in Crimson Eclipse mode.

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  • Fixed the issue where Moving Speed increase buff was not applied upon using the skill Smoky Haze I, Smoky Haze II, and Smoky Haze III with a Kriegsmesser.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added, and Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Hallucination Gap.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Wrath of Vedir.
  • Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Obsidian Blaze.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Spirit Legacy.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Spirit Hunt.
  • Stiffness effect has been removed from the skill Grip of Grudge.
  • Fixed the awkward motion that came out when using the skill Unveiled Dagger.
  • CC skill effects of all skills have been changed to be applied only on the first hit.
  • Fixed the issue where Stiffness effect not stated in the skill tooltip was being applied when inflicting a hit with the skill Flow: Termination.

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  • Fixed the issue where the order of high-level skills states in the Skill Combo Guide did not match the actual skill videos.
  • Fixed the issue where the Echo Spirit would spawn at an abnormal place for the skill Rampaging Predator I.
  • Fixed the hesitant motions upon using the skills Rampaging Predator II and Rampaging Predator III.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Perfect Blow.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Iron Fist Fury.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Echo Spirit.
  • Stun effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Rampaging Predator.
  • Forward Guard effect has been added on the skill Flow: Bite Off.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Skull Crusher.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Flow: Skull Hammer.
  • Forward Guard effect has been changed to Super Armor effect for the skill Ferocious Assault.
  • Fixed the issue where hair would show above helmet with the Serendian Soldier Helmet equipped.

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  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Perfect Blow.
  • Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Iron Fist Fury.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Infinite Fortitude.
  • Stiffness effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Enhance: Wolf's Frenzy.
  • Floating effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Rising Dragon.
  • Super Armor effect has been added, and Bound effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Sea Burial.
  • Super Armor effect has been added to the skill Sea Burial.
  • Knockdown effect will now only be applied in PvE for the skill Dragon's Rip.

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  • Absolute skills for Lahn has been added.
      • Absolute: Moondance, Absolute: Moon Slash, Absolute : Pendulum Kick, Absolute: Pendulum Kick II, Absolute: Crescent Barrage, Absolute: Soul Ascent, Absolute: Blooming Nether Flower, Absolute: Berated Ghost, Absolute: Cymbidium, Absolute: Three Point Stipple, Absolute: Deadly Restraint, Absolute: Coax, Absolute : Salp'uri Purge, Absolute: Fragrant Stigma, Absolute: Furious Chase, Absolute: Blade Dance, Absolute: Eye of the Phoenix, Absolute: Pendulum Cleaver, Absolute: Dismemberment, Absolute: Catasetum, Absolute: Wind Orchid, Absolute: Sacred Dance, Absolute : Spring Breeze, Absolute: Ethereal Dance
    • When a certain level is reached, you can learn Absolute skills for Lahn under Main skill window.
    • Please don’t forget you need to have reached the max level of the preceeding skill of the Absolute skill to get the chance to learn it.
    • Absolute skills will inflict bigger damage and more hits compared to main skills.
  • Super Armor effect will now be applied when consuming 100% of Black Spirit’s Rage to use the skill Pendulum Kick.
  • Fixed the issue where the appearance of the life skill costume exchanged with Equipment Tailoring Coupon would not be shown properly.
  • It has been adjusted that Down Smash effect would be applied to the first hit of the skill Flow: Sacred Dance.
  • It has been fixed that the Bound effect of the skill Three Point Stipple would be applied properly.

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  • Information about making Stonetail Fodder has been added to the item descriptions of the following farming byproducts:
    • Mutant Plant
    • Premature Fruit
    • Seed Half Eaten by a Bird
    • Plant with Rotting Roots
    • Unusual Fruit
  • Fixed the issue where the helmet of Serendian Soldier outfit would not be dyed properly.
  • Maximum prices in Marketplace for certain TET and PEN accessories have been adjusted.
  • Maximum prices in Marketplace for certain PEN World Boss Main Weapons, Sub-weapons, and Defense Gears have been adjusted.
  • Fixed how Maximum Durability for PEN items was not being recovered.
  • Fixed the issue where obtainable kinds of seeds differed from Special seeds when performing Upgrade on Magical seeds of certain crops:
      • Sunrise Herb, Carrot, Hot Pepper, Olive,  Arrow Mushroom
  • Description and effect of Crown items rewarded from Conquest war have been edited.
  • Item tooltips of Gold Key and Silver Key were edited.
  • Fixed the issue where world boss Vell could be damaged even before spawning when cannons were fired inside the whirlpool of its appearance.
  • Fixed the wrong text of the item description of Mystical Golden Egg.
  • Thanks to the high support and demand, we brought back the 3 boxes sold exclusively on the weekend flash sale last week~ For details on this and more newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here > !

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  • World Bosses will spawn following the time table below and once a world boss is spawned, PvP will be disabled for 15 minutes. Before, adventurers had to wait a long time for randomly spawning bosses. The fixed time schedule and PvP prevention are set to alleviate such problems and also rid of unnecessary time wasted and harm done amongst players combating each other during a boss spawn. All in all, this would help improve server delays.
  • The following world bosses will now spawn properly in the schedule below:

23:00 PDT
07:00 PDT
13:00 PDT
17:00 PDT
21:00 PDT
Kzarka    Karanda
Karanda    Nouver
Kutum    Kzarka
Nouver    Kutum
Kutum    Karanda
Kzarka    Nouver
Karanda    Kzarka
Nouver    Kutum
Kutum    Karanda
Kutum    Nouver
Nouver    Kzarka
Karanda    Kutum
Kzarka    Karanda
Kzarka    Nouver
Kutum    Kzarka
Nouver    Kutum
Quint    Muraka
Kzarka    Kutum
Karanda    Kzarka
Karanda    Kzarka
01:00 CEST
09:00 CEST
16:00 CEST
19:00 CEST
23:00 CEST
Kzarka    Karanda
Karanda    Nouver
Kutum    Kzarka
Nouver    Kutum
Kutum    Karanda
Kzarka    Nouver
Karanda    Kzarka
Nouver    Kutum
Kutum    Karanda
Kutum    Nouver
Nouver    Kzarka
Karanda    Kutum
Kzarka   Karanda
Kzarka    Nouver
Kutum    Kzarka
Nouver    Kutum
Quint    Muraka
Kzarka    Kutum
Karanda    Kzarka
Karanda    Nouver

    • Kzarka, Karanda, Kutum, Nouver, and Offin will spawn in all servers (except Arsha and Olvia servers).
    • Quint and Muraka will also spawn in all servers compared to the previous 20 random servers before (except Arsha and Olvia servers).

    • Vell will spawn in the 10 fixed servers (Balenos 4&5, Serendia 4&5, Calpheon 4&5, Valencia 4&5, and Mediah 4&5.
  • World Bosses will despawn naturally after 15 minutes since appearance.
    • Even if the World Bosses have engaged in battle, they will despawn regardless in 15 mins. from spawn. And as reward loot for the pure action of engaging in combat with World Bosses will be given, we feel this will allow more adventures (both new and loyal) to participate in World Boss battles.
    • This change applies to all world bosses but excludes Vell. Vell will follow the same pattern as before where it will despawn if not engaged in battle for 30 mins., and despawn naturally 1 hr. after initial appearance. Also, Vell will not drop loot if not completely defeated.
  • PvP will not be allowed (in all servers) upon a World Boss spawn.
    • Duel, Forced PvP, Guild war will not be progressed during this period and damage will not be inflicted on other adventurers. Players will not be able to inflict hit in the guild wars under progress.
    • Team Battle and Final Battle will not be registrable 30 mins. before, and 15 mins. after a world boss spawn.
    • Adventurers in Duel will automatically be released from the combat.
    • Only Red Battlefield and Arena of Arsha will be exclusively allowing PvP regardless of the world boss spawn.
  • Server Change is not allowed for 15 minutes after a World Boss spawns.
  • Team Battle and Final Battle participation will be restricted before and after a field boss spawns.
  • Reward loot will be given to all adventurers who have participated in defeating the following world bosses:
    • Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption
    • Nouver
    • Karanda
    • Ancient Kutum
    • Muraka
    • Quint

  • [size=undefined]Participants with contribution that fall in the low 10% rank in defeating World Bosses will not be able to acquire the following items from each of the world boss:[/size]
    • Kzarka, the Lord of Corruption: Kzarka's Sealed Weapon Box
    • Nouver: Nouver's Sealed Sub-weapon Box
    • Karanda: Dandelion Weapon Box
    • Ancient Kutum: Kutum’s Sealed Sub-weapon Box
    • Mirumok Destroyer Offin: Offin Tett's Light Sealed Weapon Box
  • Reward loot will be obtainable for world bosses even when these world bosses despawn naturally.
    • However, only the adventurers who have inflicted a certain amount of damage will be able to obtain the items.
    • Chance to obtain rare loot items for defeating world bosses (not when they are naturally despawned) has doubled.
  • Nouver will now spawn right after the world message notifying of its appearance is displayed.
  • The following has been changed for the world boss Mirumok Destroyer Offin:
    • Mirumok Destroyer Offin will now awaken right after the world message notifying of its appearance is displayed.
    • Mirumok Destroyer Offin will now despawn if not defeated within 15 minutes.
    • The duration of Mirumok Destroyer Offin going into berserk mode has been changed from 15 mins. to 10 mins.
    • Mirumok Destroyer Offin, Watcher Offin Tett, and Root of Offin’s HPs have decreased by 50% and DPs have decreased by 20%.
    • Offin's Force Shield HP has decreased by 60%.
  • HP of Quint and Muraka has decreased by 40%.
  • Mutant Enhancer dropped as loot have increased from 1~5 to 7~20 pieces for defeating Quint.
  • Fixed issue where the Guild Boss Muskan of Madness did not disappear even after 2 minutes without engaging in combat.

  • Asula’s Weakened Magic Accessories have been newly-added as loot items in the following areas:
    • Abandoned Iron Mine: Asula’s Weakened Magic Necklace
    • Helms Post: Asula’s Weakened Magic Ring, Asula’s Weakened Magic Earring
    • Elric Shrine: Asula’s Weakened Magic Belt
    • Dungeons at Helms Post: Asula’s Weakened Magic Ring, Asula’s Weakened Magic Earring
  • Chance to obtain Knowledge has been increased by 2 ~ 5 times for defeating the following monsters:

    • In Calpheon:
      • Calpheon Worm
      • Roaming Black Spirit
      • Troll Buff Tower
      • Troll Barricade
      • Troll Siege Soldier
      • Rooted Old Wood Treant
      • Aura of Failed Kzarka
      • Calpheon Shadow Guard
      • Cyclops Food Drying Stand

    • In Mediah:
      • Keplan Saw
      • Stone Hole Spider House
      • High Head Stoneback Crab
      • Cox Female Warrior

    • In Valencia:
      • Centaurus Treasure Chest
      • Cadry Summoning Stone
      • Casius

    • In Kamasylvia:
      • Lapis Lazuli Crab
      • Rock Rhino
      • Kamasylvia Scrub Stoneback Crab
      • Kamasylvia Rough Stoneback Crab

      • Kamasylvia Small Stoneback Crab

      • Kamasylvia Herb Stoneback Crab
      • Black Sand Mole

      • Silk Shade Flamingo
  • 2 Stone Rhinos that were awkwardly stationed in Stonetail Horse Ranch have been removed.
  • Fixed the issue where HP recovery skills were being applied to monsters when a boss monster appears.
  • Adventurers cannot enter Battle Arena when a world boss spawns.
    • For adventurers who have already entered Battle Arena when a world boss spawns, the adventurer will be automatically kicked out after 15 seconds.
  • It has been changed that Duel and PvP mode would not be possible when boss monster spawns.

  • Once boss monster spawns, any activated PvP mode would be deactivated automatically and adventurers in Duel will be released of the mode.
  • Fixed the issue where world boss Vell could be damaged even before spawning when cannons were fired inside the whirlpool of its appearance.

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  • Fixed the misleading navigation of the quest [Repeat] Bold Investment.
  • It has been adjusted that proper Knowledge will be gained for obtaining Seaweed through Fishing or Gathering.
  • Fixed the awkward description in the Knowledge of ‘Magic Crystal of Infinity - Submergence.’
  • Fixed the awkward navigation issue with the quest Forbidden Prank.
  • Fixed the issue where Humpback Whales intermittently did not jump out of the sea and therefore could not receive any damage in the quest ‘Small Humpback Whales Disturbing the Sea.’

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  • Fixed the issue where Settings UI window could not be closed using the ESC key in the log-in window.
  • Fixed the description regarding playtime in BDO in the TIP (gametips) found on the low part of the game window.
  • Fixed the issue where some of the buttons malfunctioned after clicking on Name and Activity of the guild member after setting Guild Bonus.
  • Territory Resource Information and Node War Information on the World Map (M) have been simplified.
  • Next claimable Attendance Rewards will now be displayed in the UI upon on End Game window (Disconnect UI).
  • Fixed the issue where the Requirements for parts of the quests of [Lv.58] Kamasylvia Contribution of Recurring Quests in the quest window (O) were wrongfully stated.

  • Copyright button has been added to the bottom of the game Settings window.

  • Fixed the issue where ‘Minimize the Game’ window could not be closed using the ESC key.

  • Fixed the issue where the Crafting info. differed from Crafting results for Zafina Cannon in the Ship Part Workshop of Port Epheria.

  • Fixed the issue where the Ad button could not be clicked after registering a recruitment ad through Post Ad function in the  Find Party option (ESC).

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  • Fixed the issue where the appearance of the Faint Fairy, upon Rebirth, would sometimes be displayed in an erroneous manner.

  • Fixed the text issue for the item description of [Lahn] Orchid Fall Classic Set where Awakening Weapon is mentioned to be included in the classic set.

  • Fixed the issue where chatting was possible with blocked players.

  • Fixed the issue where other participants were not visible intermittently during Node/Conquest Wars after having the option to hide other adventurers was turned on from Settings → Performance Settings →  Optimization (Beta) Hide Other Adventurers.

<Known Issue>
  • We are aware that additional Cron Stones may be used up when trying Enhancement with certain TET level items. This will be fixed and any extra Cron Stones consumed will be restored in next week’s maintenance.

Brick GameOne Torneios "Academia"
Posted by: ardzUBK - 05-09-2018, 08:41 PM - Forum: Gameplay Discussion - No Replies


Neste tópico vou explicar tudo acerca dos torneios entre as nossas equipas da academia. Para começar as equipas estão divididas em 2 partes: "Evo"e"Academia". A equipa Evolution é uma equipa com um escalão a baixo da equipa Pro que terá outro tipo de torneios, enquanto a equipa "Academia" realizará um torneio à parte, sendo que o foco principal será a evolução profissional e a subida da mesma para a Evolution.

Torneio da equipa Evolution: 2 em 2 meses
Torneio da equipa Academia: 1 em 1 mês