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Coming Soon: Alban Festival Update

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edited March 15 in News Archive
On Wednesday, March 22nd, the next update will come to Vindictus and bring with it a new special dungeon, new outfits, the brand-new Alban Festival and countless improvements to make growing in power easier!

Alban Festival

The Alban Festival update brings forward a special festival for you to practice your skills with the Spear Master and Wall Master mini-games!

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Practice your aim with the Spear Master mini-game, throwing spears at pop-up targets. Hit 8 out of 10 targets before they hide again to move onto the next stage for greater rewards. The Wall Master mini-game faces you off against ten rows of oncoming walls with only a small gap to pass through. Get through them all to reach the next stage and fight for better rewards!

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The more stages you get through, the more Festival Trophy's you'll earn, with a Festival Gold Trophy rewarded if you complete all the stages. Take those trophies to Allysse in the Malina Inn to exchange them for special Emblems, colorful headgear inspired by the good William Tell and more.

New Special Battle: Shrouded Truth

The Alban Festival Update gives us another special team-up boss fight. The Blood Lord of Ainle was a formidable foe on his own, but can you withstand his barrage of attacks with the skirmishing Assassin Ekinar backing him up?

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Join up a party of up to 6 players and defeat the new dynamic duo for a chance at some powerful rewards, includin ga Masterpiece Gem Box, Season 3 Essence Items or a Special Dungeon: Enchant Pouch containing a random high-rank Enchant Scroll! You can complete the Shining Keaghan battle quest once per day, and only on Hard difficulty.

Easier Enchants and Enhancements

Among the numerous improvements to come with the Alban Festival update are massive changes to make Enchanting and Enhancement easier to do, especially for those still climbing up the levels and working with less powerful equipment.

On the Enchanting front, all Enchant Scrolls have had their ranks reorganized to Rank F through Rank A. These Ranks now mean more than just how powerful the Enchant is or how hard the Scroll is to find: the odds of success for Enchanting have been greatly improved, especially for low-rank Enchants or when boosted with Brynn Elixirs.

Enhancement has also been enhanced to make failed Enhancements less punitive and encouraging you to improve low level equipment. Gold costs have been reduced, Elixirs are needed on fewer items and penalties for Enhancing lower level items start much later, being able to reach +7 Enhancements of Level 20 items without no chance of a penalty or gold cost at all.

Penalties and costs will rise as more powerful Enhancement Stones are required, but no costs or penalties have been increased, with everything being easier for those still seeking to climb the ranks of Vindictus! We also have more sales, events and countless other improvements, so keep an eye out as the update comes next week!

More info here: http://vindictus.nexon.net/news/21171/coming-soon-alban-festival-update

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  • ziggybladeziggyblade
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    Who use's them anymore and your making them easier to land wth is going on .these thing 's don't matter. This is becoming a big joke nexon really. this is what u spend ur time on OMG no wonder we ARE at where we are.
  • BullBull
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    Master, valor and bloodlust are rank A and still useful in endgame, and anything is useful for new players. I have been waiting for this update for a long time now, the most useful feature in this update is rank 9s will no longer boom when failed, this is good stuff why are u complaining.
    SaintGuinnessFey
  • RyanReynoldsRyanReynolds
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    Will there be a stream for this?
  • RyanReynoldsRyanReynolds
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    On Wednesday, March 22nd, the next update will come to Vindictus and bring with it a new special dungeon, new outfits, the brand-new Alban Festival and countless improvements to make growing in power easier!

    ---What new outfit do you guys think?
  • RyanReynoldsRyanReynolds
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    New Special Battle: Shrouded Truth

    The Alban Festival Update gives us another special team-up boss fight. The Blood Lord of Ainle was a formidable foe on his own, but can you withstand his barrage of attacks with the skirmishing Assassin Ekinar backing him up?

    ---LOL So having blood lord teleporting back and forth is not enough? They bring in another teleporting raid boss. That's a challenge alright.
    Tetsujin
  • MainichiMainichi
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    Can we skip this one please?
  • Question2Question2
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    Most low rank scrolls being useless are due to bad design. Oh look a scroll that gives +3 to str/agi/int/wil, who cares? I cant believe someone at devcat approved something so pointless.

    IIRC the scroll revamp will remove most of the useless scrolls because devcat cant be bothered to make them useful. They tried to make useless stuff like explosive, resistant, etc useful by giving them shitty RNG buffs (like how fury, dominance, etc work) but this isnt a very good solution because the buffs are meh, RNG and cause more UI lag with more buff icons.

    Explosive would be a decent scroll if they reduced/removed the crit % penalty but...nope, devcat is too bad to even do that.
  • IbNoobIbNoob
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    ziggyblade wrote: »
    Who use's them anymore and your making them easier to land wth is going on .these thing 's don't matter. This is becoming a big joke nexon really. this is what u spend ur time on OMG no wonder we ARE at where we are.

    People who want balance speed and crit with out blowing there sh!t up
  • YurehaYureha
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    New outfits ? which one ?
  • hornywatermelonhornywatermelon
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    Your ultimate daily dose of Vindictus cancer brought to you by your friendly neighbourhood teleporting bros., the Blood Lord & Ekinar Co. (TM), sponsored by Devcat.
    TetsujinLilithSuccubi
  • YurehaYureha
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    Assuming it's that kr contest outfit that we never got.

    I'm hoping for rocheste agent, will also be happy with the Thailand high elf set.
  • IkarsuIkarsu
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    Doubt that anyone will do the new "duo boss" raid considering of how annoying Shining Keaghan was. I'll wait till dullahan content so that way these "special" enchant pouches will be worthwhile to collect.
  • IkarsuIkarsu
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    Blood Lord, Ekinar, Keaghan, Iset, and Lugh along with Succubus and Succubus queen are the bosses that teleport. Just be glad we didn't get Succubus Queen + Iset.
  • GewelliriousGewellirious
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    On the Enchanting front, all Enchant Scrolls have had their ranks reorganized to Rank F through Rank A. These Ranks now mean more than just how powerful the Enchant is or how hard the Scroll is to find: the odds of success for Enchanting have been greatly improved, especially for low-rank Enchants or when boosted with Brynn Elixirs.

    What about r9-8 scrolls not breaking gear ? ^^^
  • IkarsuIkarsu
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    Decisive, Valor, Bloodlust, Master, Enduring. These 5 can be key to making/breaking stats without risk of blowing said gear up.
  • SuhpremeSuhpreme
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    what do u get for doing the Taliban festival
  • ikeviikevi
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    Mainichi wrote: »
    Can we skip this one please?

    The ES revamp is nice at least.
  • Question2Question2
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    >looks at shining keag
    >has stats meant for people in full level 90 gear with enchants
    >drops nothing that people appropriately geared want
    >finding people to do the raid is insanely hard because most peope who are appropriately geared refuse to do it
    >keag in 2nd phase with hero mode speed is cancerous for melee characters

    Then they decide to do something similar but with two of the most cancerous bosses in the game, one of which spams a teleport that does AOE damage. How devcat comes up with such retarded ideas baffles me.

    Ive heard about the alban festival thing from a friend of mine who plays in KR. Its apparently retarded and most koreans hate it. Like resenlia/sports day/etc.
  • RyanReynoldsRyanReynolds
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    Ikarsu wrote: »
    Blood Lord, Ekinar, Keaghan, Iset, and Lugh along with Succubus and Succubus queen are the bosses that teleport. Just be glad we didn't get Succubus Queen + Iset.

    They can 2vs1 punish me any day. I will be a willing victim.
  • ArishaLArishaL
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    Lol this came out almost a year ago in KR and we're just now getting it? End is near folks. Use your wallets elsewhere.