Are you ready for the summer heat? The summer fun has just begun!
Step into our summer paradise and wander around, bask in the sun and explore this fantastic resort.
You might find some familiar faces, or even hidden treasures!
The NovaRO Summer Festival is open every three hours for the duration of one hour.
Check the opening times via
@events command in-game.
To join in on the event, talk to the Festival Ferryman in Prontera during the open hours and hop on for a ride to the Festival Island!
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Once there, you can meet the main event organizer, the Festival King, who is also in charge of distributing rewards in exchange for Summer Festival Coins and cleaning up after every festival.
Summer Festival Coins
The inhabitants of Summer Festival Island trade in a special Summer Festival Coins currency that is only available on the island.
These coins are widely obtainable and can be exchanged for items, upgrades and experiences.
You can hold a maximum of 30,000 Summer Coins on your character.
To help you get started, you will be rewarded with a stack of coins upon your first arrival.
Use these coins to familiarize yourself with the available mini-games and have fun!
Obtaining Summer Festival Coins
You can obtain Summer Festival Coins from the following:
- First time arrivals will be rewarded with a stack of Coins
- Participating in mini games on the Summer Island
- Digging on the Summer Island and King's Grotto
- Participating in the Fishing Tournament on the Summer Island
- Killing Monsters in The King's Grotto
- Opening Chests in The King's Grotto
- Buried Treasure automated event
- Completing Summer Festival Daily quests on the Frying Dutchman
- Completing Summer Festival Achievements
- Exchanging Rainbow Gemstones with the Festival Painter 1 Gemstone to 20 Festival Coins
- Exchanging Deep Water Pearls with the Diving Enthusiast 1 Pearl to 75 Festival Coins
- Exchanging Crushed Cans with the Festival King 1 Can to 5 Festival Coins
- Purchasing in the Arcade for 85,000z per coin at the Summer Coin Merchant
Spending Summer Festival Coins
You can spend Summer Festival Coins doing the following:
- Entering the King's Grotto
- Upgrading your Wetsuit
- Completing the Hooligans quest
- Some games have a coin cost to play
- Purchasing bait during the Fishing Tournament
- Upgrading your Fishing Rod
- Recoloring Festival Hats at the Festival Painter
- Upgrading your Shovel
- Purchasing goods from The Festival King shown in the table below
Pouring Keys are a new item added with the 2018 Summer Festival patch
these keys allow players to open locked chests that can be found scattered around the King's Grotto
and can be obtained by playing games around the island.
Summer Festival Activities
There's only one thing more important than sunshine, Mini Games!
The Summer Festival is home to a total of 18 games scattered through the island, including multiplayer modes!
Apart from being fun, they are also the main source of Summer Coins.
If you are have trouble finding any of the games just talk to one of the Festival Guides around the Island, they will surely show you the right directions!
Each Festival Hour is split into four 15 minute segments.
The first three segments (at 00, 15 and 30 minute mark) will activate either a Bonus Frenzy or a Digging Frenzy.
The final segment (at 45 minute mark) will activate the Fishing Tournament.
Fishing will not be available outside of the Tournament but you may purchase baits and other fishing equipment in advance.
Digging Frenzy boosts the Summer Coin rewards from digging, it also boosts the amount of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Digging Sites found on the island and in the King's Grotto.
Bonus Frenzy boosts the rewards of 5 games during that segment, randomly choosing 1 Multiplayer, 2 Arcade and 2 Other games.
The mini-games are divided into groups as follows:
- Multiplayer: Shellfish Shuck, Voltz Clicker, Dodgebomb, Seaside Shuffle, and Poolside Panic
- Arcade: Number Wizard, Monster Trivia, Patch Notes Parser, Monster Mash, and Bomb Countdown
- Other: Crystal Chaos, Countdown, Poring Matcher, Poring Patterns, Poring Stacker, Plushie Claw
A game bonus will not be repeated within one Festival Hour.
Pay attention to the broadcasts and you may win big in your favorite games when you play them during this time!
You can check which games are being boosted by using the @bonusfrenzy / @bonus / @frenzy command inside the Summer Festival.
Face off against fellow Festival Attendee's in these 5 Multiplayer games!
Multiplayer games require 4 players to start.
You can join a random multiplayer game from anywhere on the main island map using the
@joinqueue command and leave the queue with
You can also join the multiplayer game on frenzy using the
@joinqueue bonus command.
Are you Shellfish enough?
Gather as many Shellfish as you can by running around the map!
The two players who caught the the most will be rewarded with Summer Festival Coins!
Make sure to utilize the PecoPecos around the map for faster travelling!
A game to test your multitasking abilites!
When the game begins, a special effect will be displayed on a Rafflesia
You must click on that Rafflesia as fast as possible!
Incorrect clicks will temporarily stun you.
The player with the most points at the end of the round wins!
Are you the Survivor?
You and three other players will be warped inside a walled area.
Once inside, Bombrings will appear each round! If they explode and you get hit,
you are out of the game! The last player standing wins the game.
If all remaining players die in the same round, there will be no winner.
You and three other players will be warped inside of a pool.
Once inside, players will be seated and the game will begin.
When the game begins the Timekeeper will start counting down to 0.
Your goal is to be the last person to stand before the clock hits 0.
The person who stood up first will be eliminated each round.
Just keep running, just keep running!
Race against other players around the Summer Festival Island.
Simple as that.
Everyone likes dolls, right?
Move the Plushie Claw through the grid to catch rewards!
Hints of the quality of the rewards will be shown above your head!
At the beginning of the game, you can choose how many moves you would like to pay for.
How well do you know the world of Ragnarok Online?
At the beginning of each round, a random monster will appear on display.
In order to win, you have to guess their size, race or element correctly!
Each round is timed, running out of time will result in a loss.
Do you think you have mind-reading ablities?
Guess the number between 1 and 100!
The machine will give you hints whether the number is lower or higher than your previous guess.
At the beginning of the game, you can choose how many tries you would like to pay for.
Patch Notes Parser
Are you a NovaRO expert?
Test your reading ablity by counting the number of letters found inside random patch note sentences!
Spell yourself to victory!
Unscramble the letters to spell out one of the monsters' name found in Ragnarok Online!
In order to succeed, you have to use every letter given by the Machine.
Can you handle these Porings without Unripe Apples?
You will be shown three porings.
In order to win, you must remember their order and type, and repeat them back!
In every round, the number of Porings shown will increase!
Stack them up!
The object of this game is to line up the Pouring with the Jejeling.
Each round, you have 15 seconds, and the Pouring will move faster and faster!
Are you up for a challenge?
You must roll higher than the Challenger in order to win the game!
Luck may be at your side!
Crystal-fy your eyes with this Chaotic challenge!
Do you think you have good eyes and incredible focus?
Follow the shadows under the Crystals, and when they stop moving,
select which shadow you think it stopped on!
Thought rock, paper, scissors was a game of chance?
Challenge the old man for a good old-fashioned Rock, Paper, Scissors game!
In order to win, you must defeat the Grand Master, and if you do, you will be rewarded with Festival Coins!
Scissors beats Paper, Paper beats Rock, and Rock beats Scissors!
Are you good at counting?
In order to win, you must click the NPC after counting down to 0.
At the start of the game, he will begin counting.
Continue counting in your head, and click him again when the timer reaches 0!
Test your memory at the Poring Matcher!
You must match all the Porings in pair in order to win the game,
but don't stall, you only have one minute!
The Festival Painter is an NPC that is able to recolor a selection of Summer Festival hats.
In order to recolor a hat players must bring the painter 500 Summer Festival coins and 1 Rainbow Gemstone, which can be found in grotto treasure chests.
Once you bring the required materials to the Painter, he will change a hat of your choice to a random color. There is a low chance that your hat will become a rare color.
Each hat has recolor counter, when this counter reaches 0, the hat can no longer be recolored.
Golden Pearls can be used to guarantee a hat will become a rare color. This will also reset the recolor counter. Golden Pearls can be found rarely in grotto treasure chests.
|Hats Available To Recolor|
|Base Hat||Available Colors||Base Hat||Available Colors||Base Hat||Available Colors|
Ready to dig your way through dirt and riches!? The summer festival is littered with tons of buried treasure.
You might even find something extra special...Or not.
But before you can start your treasure hunting, you need to get a shovel.
With your trusty shovel in hand, you will be able to scavenge the various dig spots around the summer festival in your hunt for buried treasure!
Obtaining a Shovel
Speak to the Excavation Expert located on the Summer Festival map
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He will offer to sell you an Iron Shovel for 5 Festival Coins so he can play some Mini Games.
If this is your first time visiting the Festival, you can ask the Expert about digging and he will reward you with a free Iron Shovel.
You're not going to get much out of the ground with your newly acquired Iron Shovel but, that is where upgrading your Shovel comes into play
Upgrading Your Shovel
Once you've done a little bit of digging you'll find that you've gathered some excess material.
You can bring that material to the Excavation Expert and he can upgrade your shovel.
Upgrading your shovel will allow you to dig higher level digging nodes.
Types of Dig Sites
|Types of Dig Sites|
Types of Shovels
|Types of Shovels|
||5 Summer Festival Coins||Tier 1||A tool for digging, Medium Chance of breaking
Allows player to dig at Tier 1 Dig Sites
Slow dig speed
||1 Iron Shovel
5 Steel Shards
15 Summer Festival Coins
|Tier 2||A tool for digging, Low chance of breaking
Allows player to dig at Tier 2 Dig Sites
Moderate dig speed.
||1 Steel Shovel
5 Obsidian Shards
25 Summer Festival Coins
|Tier 3||A tool for digging, Very Low chance of breaking
Allows player to dig at Tier 3 Dig Sites
Fast dig speed.
Potential Dig Site Loot
|Summer Festival Coins
||1 ~ 25||Misc||A coin used in the Summer Festival|
||1||Misc||A misshapen can with some traces of content still within.
Can be taken to the Festival King for recycling.
||1||Misc||Just a simple stone|
||1||Upper Headgear||What has hidden inside the can?
|Aladdin's Lamp 
||1||Upper Headgear||A replica of a Genie's Lamp. There is still a Genie's Spirit inside.
||1||Costume Upper Headgear||A helm belonging to the guardian of the ancient temple.|
||1||Upper Headgear||A baby Sleeper monster from the Sograt desert that has a random chance of endowing your attacks with lvl 1 Endow Quake while dealing physical attacks.|
||1||Misc||A shard of Steel used to create a Steel Shovel.|
||1||Misc||A shard of Obsidian used to create a Obsidian Shovel.|
What will your catch be?
Tired from all the running around on festival grounds? During the last 15 minutes of each Summer Festival, you can come to the dock to try your hand at the Fishing Tournament!
All you need to participate is a rod, a reel and some bait that you can purchase in advance.
So get your inner angler's heart pounding by competing with your friends to see who can reel in the most fish in time.
But watch out, not all fish will go down without a fight!
Obtaining A Fishing Rod, Reel, and Bait
Speak to the Cat Fisherman located on the Summer Festival Fishing Pier
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He will offer to sell you a Wooden Fishing Rod for 1 Festival Coin.
He will also sell you a Fishing Reel for 1 Festival Coin.
Lastly you can purchase a variety of Bait from the Cat Fisherman
If this is your first time visiting the Festival, you can ask the Fisherman about Fishing and he will reward you with some free fishing supplies to get you started.
Similar to digging you'll want to quickly use any extra materials you fish up to upgrade your Fishing Rod.
Upgrading Your Fishing Rod and Bait
Once you've done a little bit of fishing you'll find that you've gathered some excess material.
You can bring that material to the Cat Fisherman and he can upgrade your rod.
Types of Bait
Using better, more expensive lures will not only increase the odds of getting a bite, but will also make fish bite much quicker.
|Types of Baits|
||1 Summer Festival Coin
||A piece of wood. Some fish might actually bite through
Equip this lure by double clicking it.
||2 Summer Festival Coins
||The standard when it comes to fishing.
Equip this lure by double clicking it.
||4 Summer Festival Coins
||An effective lure, most fish find it extremely alluring.
Equip this lure by double clicking it.
||7 Summer Festival Coins
||A mythical creature. None can resist its charms.
Equip this lure by double clicking it.
Types of Fishing Rods
Higher level rods break less often, give you a longer time to reel fish in, and open up the possibility of catching rarer fish.
|Types of Fishing Rods|
||1 Summer Festival Coin||A cheap fishing rod for beginners. A humble start for all challengers.
Moderate chance of breaking
||1 Wooden Rod
5 Shiny Clamshells
10 Summer Festival Coins
|The standard fishing rod. The hopes and dreams of many fishermen lie within this simple rod.
Medium chance of breaking
||1 Iron Rod
5 Sturdy Turtle Shells
10 Summer Festival Coins
|A durable yet expensive fishing rod. For the fishing enthusiast.
Low chance of breaking
||1 Steel Rod
5 Cool Conchs
10 Summer Festival Coins
|A rod worthy only of the best experts. Its golden glint can be seen at a distance.
Very Low chance of breaking
Explore the massive underwater cave!
Take refuge from the intense summer sun and go for a swim in the cool waters. Here a host of experiences await enthusiastic swimmers! Not only are there more 2nd and 3rd tier digging sites inside the Grotto, you can also collect more Summer Festival Coins by defeating various monsters.
There you may also come head to head with a long-time resident of the Grotto, namely the Pouring King, who will periodically seek revenge on behalf of exterminated Grotto Pourings. Join in on helping the server defeat the King and obtain some extra coin!
Once you have gathered some Pouring Keys by playing other mini-games, use them to open Treasure Chests that are scattered across the map. Perhaps you will find rare Golden Pearls!
But before you go exploring, don't forget to don your Wetsuit! It is a useful piece of equipment that will make your underwater journey more pleasant while you keep an eye out for Underwater Bubbles to keep yourself from drowning. To increase your resistance to all manner of underwater currents, talk with Diving Enthusiast to see what cool upgrades he has on offer!
Entering the cave
You can enter the King's Grotto by entering the portal located at the bottom right hand side of the Summer Festival map, Note that you will need to have a Wetsuit equipped in order to be allowed an entry.
You can also fall into the Grotto when digging on the island and selecting the "Dig deeper" option, Note if you do not have a wetsuit on when selecting "Dig deeper" you will run out of breath at a MUCH faster rate in the Grotto.
Players can speak with the Diving Enthusiast
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Equipping a Wetsuit will allow players to enter and explore the King's Grotto, the Diving Enthusiast will also be able to upgrade a players wetsuit
with various items found inside of Grotto Chests.
Upgrading Your Wetsuit
The Diving Enthusiast is able to upgrade a players Wetsuit, each upgrade will give players added benefits while inside the King's Grotto.
Each upgrade costs 3 Deepwater Pearls and 100 Summer Festival Coins, Deepwater pearls can be obtained from Grotto Treasure Chests, inside the Grotto.
If you fully enchant your Wetsuit with all 4 enchants you will gain the added benefit of having increased ASPD inside the King's Grotto.
Having a fully enchanted wetsuit will also result in the Diving Enthusiast now exchanging Deepwater pearls for Summer Festival Coins at a 1 Pearl to 75 Festival Coins ratio.
The Frying Dutchman
Frying Dutchman Sailing the frying waters since 2018!
A ship has dropped its anchor near the Summer Island and it is none other than the famous Frying Dutchman! Come take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drool at gourmet dishes and say hello to part-time cook and part-time pirate Captain Mack Roni and his quirky, whiskered crew. Being the busy puss he is, Captain Mack will offer you 9 different daily quests to complete.
Finishing four quests a day (over the time span of 6 festival openings) will net you a special Summer Ticket. When you have 10 such tickets, talk to Mack's underling, Sous Chef, who collects and trades them for account-bound headgears!
Completing every daily quest will earn you Summer Festival Coins. Completing all 8 daily quests will not earn you additional rewards.
|Rainbow Gemstone Delivery||Deliver 5 Rainbow Gemstones.|
|Open Treasure Chests||Open 25 Grotto treasure chests.|
|Kill Mini-bosses||Kill 3 Mini-bosses(Arcuata and Sarco).|
|Kill Grotto Monsters||Kill 50 Grotto Monsters.|
|Fishing Tournament||Earn at least 75 points in the Fishing Tournament.|
|Digmaster||Dig 50 times.|
|Social Gamer||Play 15 Multiplayer games.|
|Solo Gamer||Play 20 Single-player games(Excluding Dice, RPS and Arcade Games).|
|King of the Deeps||Run the King of the Deeps event 2 times.|
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