I heard from Zen that Ep 12.0 came out today in RO, so I went to check it out. I’ve read a lot about this from kRO before I lost interest in RO. This patch included the destruction of Morroc, resurrection of Satan Morroc, as well as Infinity Tower, Baphomet Seal Shrine and Battlegrounds. I just hopped on to take a look around Morroc, then headed to Prontera to try out battlegrounds.
Morroc is pretty much even more uninhabitable and forgotten like before. Moving along…
The NPCs to enter battlegrounds are located in various major towns. I entered via Prontera, near the mid Kafra spawn point. Battlegrounds is basically a party-oriented PvP where opposing sides fight a la capture the flag, with some twists. There are two types: Flavius and Tierra Valley. Each gives a reward of badges used to redeem nice stuff. Of course, you need hundreds of them.
There was a decent amount of people trying it out. Maximum number per side is 12 (+ the NPC for a total of 13 in the chat room). I went on my HP with some Subcon people since my scholar was half naked in the middle of Thors 1 (Thanks Justin). It took a while to get a match going since people were running around. Tierra Valley was first and was really quick. It was kind of boring though.
Then, we went to Flavius. Since it was best of 3 and the guardians were overpowered, it took FOREVER. We actually ran out of time while leading. I ended up using over 100 bgems for SW and sanc. Pretty lame.
These are the badges that you get. Depending on the result, you’ll get a few or a lot.
After trying it out, I think that it could be good, but there needs to be some tweaks to it. I’ll probably hop on RO every now and then when I’m bored to do some BG runs. Since I’m not that much of a PvP fan, this wouldn’t be something that I’d do on a consistent basis.