kMS ver. 1.2.211 – Return of the Mystic Gates & The Seed Changes

ver. 1.2.211

This patch is sort of boring, just the last Tespia patch released to the real server. Still no enhancement or potential changes, I guess they’re still being tested.

But there’s some cool events and MapleStory 2 pictures I will also be talking about so read on! Oh and I finally updated my collections page after like… 2 years (I have 100 chairs now!).

 

Mystic Gate Locations

Mystic Gates have reappeared in Maple World, in Henesys, Pantheon, and Leafre. Join together with other Maplers and fight the bosses in these towns!

Anyone level 75 or higher can participate, and the bosses will appear every weekend in March. Before a boss spawns, a message will be sent to all channels.

Mystic Gate Icon

You can also use the Mystic Gate icon on the left side of your screen to warp to one of the three towns above. However, you can only use this once every 20 minutes.

Mystic Gate UI

Inside the Mystic Gate, you’ll find the NPC Professor Moon, a summoning circle, and the Attack Ranking. When a boss spawns, fight it to appear on the Attack Ranking! A boss will appear for 15 minutes before disappearing if it isn’t defeated in time.

If you die inside the Mystic Gate, you won’t lose experience but you’ll respawn back in town. You can reenter the Mystic Gate an unlimited number of times.

Mystic Gate Researcher and Master

Professor Moon will have some quests for you to complete. There’s one for each of the 5 bosses that can spawn (Zakum, Horntail, Hilla, Van Leon, Arkarium), each awarding you with experience based on your level (once per day). You also get 20 Cross Coins for the first boss you defeat per day.

He also has two medal quests, the first is the Mystic Gate Researcher medal which gives 5 all stats, 3 attack and magic attack. You can get it by opening 100 boss items from Mystic Gates. The second is the Mystic Gate Master medal which gives 10 all stats, 4 attack and magic attack. This one requires 200 boss item.

Note: these quests will carry over any progress from the last time Mystic Gates were here!

Boss Reward Items

Based on the damage you have done, you might appear on the Attack Ranking! Your place will determine the amount of boss items you’ll get. First place gets 6, second place gets 5, third place gets 4, fourth place gets 3, fifth place gets 2, and everyone else will get 1.

However, if you do no damage, you will not get a prize.

Boss Rewards

You can open these boss items for a variety of rewards, depending on which boss was defeated!

Van Leon’s Hair

  • Mystic Van Leon’s Nightmare medal
  • Lion King’s Feet
  • Collection Illustration
  • Scroll Traces
  • 10% Clean Slate Scroll
  • Lion King’s Medals

Arkarium’s Beard

  • Mystic Arkarium’s Nightmare medal
  • Arkarium’s Beard
  • Collection Illustration
  • Scroll Traces
  • Profession recipes
  • Special potions

Hilla’s Hair

  • Mystic Hilla’s Nightmare medal
  • Blue Flame Ring
  • Collection Illustration
  • Stone of Eternal Life
  • Dark Soul Pet Box
  • Necro weapons

Zakum’s Stone Piece

  • Mystic Zakum’s Nightmare medal
  • Zakum’s Stone Fists
  • Collection Illustration
  • Zakum’s Wooden Wand, Zakum Helmet
  • Mystic Zakum Helmet

Horntail’s Scale

  • Mystic Horntail’s Nightmare medal
  • Horntail’s Abs T-Shirt
  • Collection Illustration
  • Scroll Traces, Chaos Scroll, 5% Clean Slate Scroll
  • Weapons
  • Mystic Horntail Pendant

Mystic Zakum Helmet and Horntail Pendant

As you might have noticed, there are two new items, the Mystic Zakum Helmet (18 all stats, 5% HP and MP, 10 slots, tradeable until equipped) and the Mystic Horntail Pendant (8 all stats, 5% HP and MP, 3 slots, tradeable until equipped). Both items can be traded after being equipped by using the Silver Karma Scissors.

Chaos Zakum Helmet Chaos Zakum Helmet Effect Chaos Horntail Pendant

Oh, the Chaos Zakum Helmet and the Chaos Horntail Pendant have had their appearances and effects updated.

Alicia and the Seed

The undersea tower, The Seed, has received some changes to make it simpler to access and more enticing to Maplers! First of all, some of the early floors (1, 2, 3, 4, 7) have had their difficulty adjusted to make it easier to reach higher floors.

In addition, the chance to receive good rewards from Alicia’s Ring Box has been increased, and many of the rings’ durations have been increased with their cooldowns decreased. If you don’t remember or don’t know the stats of the rings, check this post!

Active Skill Rings

  • Restraint Ring Restraint Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Ultimatum Ring Ultimatum Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Limit Ring Limit Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Healthcut Ring Health Cut Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Manacut Ring Mana Cut Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Durability Ring Durability Ring: cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Maxcri Ring Max Cri Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Cridefense Rnig Cri Defense Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Crishift Ring Cri Shift Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Stanceshift Ring Stance Shift Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Ring of Sum Ring of Sum: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Levelpuff - S Ring Level Buff – S Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Levelpuff - D Ring Level Buff – D Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Levelpuff - I Ring Level Buff – I Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Levelpuff - L Ring Level Buff – L Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Weaponpuff - S Ring Weapon Buff – S Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Weaponpuff - D Ring Weapon Buff – D Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Weaponpuff - I Ring Weapon Buff – I Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Weaponpuff - L Ring Weapon Buff – L Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Swift Ring Swift Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Overpass Ring Overpass Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Shieldswap Ring Shield Swap Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Reflective Ring Reflective Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds, cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Burdenlift Ring Burden Lift Ring: cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Risktaker Ring Risk Taker Ring: cooldown has been decreased from 300 seconds to 180 seconds

Passive Skill Rings

  • Crisis - H Ring Crisis – H Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds
  • Crisis - M Ring Crisis – M Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds
  • Crisis - HM Ring Crisis – HM Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds
  • Recoverstance Ring Recover Stance Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds
  • Recoverdefense Ring Recover Defense Ring: duration has been increased from 7/8/9/10 seconds to 9/11/13/15 seconds

Seed Practice Entrance Ticket

Glinda now sells new Seed Practice Entrance Tickets. These can be used to enter a practice version of any floor (other than the 1st, any rest floors, any boss floors, or anything above floor 40).

Completing a practice room will not allow you to enter the next floor, nor will it give you any prizes. Any Hazy Stones you have equipped will be used up when entering. Finley will not appear in practice floors.

World and Channel Select Screen

Finally, for the first time in a long time, the world/channel select screen has been updated!

Look, you can see my new world Luna, which is a combination of Khaini, Plana, Stius, Windia, Galicia/Medere/Culverin/Fleta, and Meriel/Leona/Aster (so yeah… pretty big).

Elite Boss Souls

Oh and Boss Souls have been added for the five Elite Bosses.

Auction House Quick Move

The Auction House has been added to the Quick Move UI. If you’re not on channel 19 already, it will automatically teleport you there.

March Royal Hair

The March Royal Hairs have been released!

Trendy Royal Faces

There’s also the Trendy Royal Faces.

Chihuahua Pets

The new Cookie, Caramel, and Choco Huahua pets have been released!

Come to the Mission!! Event

A new event called Come to the Mission!! has begun and will run until March 27. Basically, each day you can complete a daily quest for 30 Scroll Traces, up to 3 times per day.

The quests are really easy, and they generally require you to either: party with someone of a specific level, job, fame, etc., or get a certain Combo Kill or Multi Kill.

Honey Honey! Event

And this is the Honey? Honey! event, I actually think its super cute and fun! It will run until March 13.

Butterfly's Honey

To participate, you’ll have to collect Butterfly’s Honey by killing monsters around your level, but it’s not an item drop. Think of it like WP from monsters for Zero, or collecting souls for Soul Weapons. When the bar fills up, you get 1 Honey.

Butterflies don’t make honey… so I guess this event has to do with beeterflies? Butterbees? Beeflies?

My Unique Butterfly

You can use your honey in the Unique Butterfly window! Basically, everyone gets their own butterfly to customize and play with~ Each option changes one part of the butterfly randomly (from left to right its antennae, face, body, wings).

The last option is ‘play’ and gives 3 hearts to your butterfly.

Honey Butterfly Riding

Everyone also receives a special Honey Butterfly riding mount (which can also fly) for free! It’s permanent and its appearance will be based off of your unique butterfly!

There’s so many choices and combinations, I don’t know how I’ll decide what I’m gonna go with…

Butterfly Gifts

If you get 10 hearts in one day, you can also get a special gift from your butterfly.

Butterfly Titles

Each day you get 10 hearts, you qualify for a new title! These actually have really great stats, but sadly, they expire 30 days after you get them…

The first one gives 4 all stats, 1 attack and magic attack while the last gives 10 all stats and 7 attack and magic attack!

Empress Ereb

Let’s move on to MapleStory 2. Oooh its information about that girl from previous pictures! I guess people were right when they thought she was an Empress, I guess she’s the first Empress of Maple World since her name is actually Ereb! The island was named after her?

It was then.
There was an aura of sadness in her eyes when she passed by.
Even those she was talking with could not notice that one moment.
Quickly, Ereb returned to looking happy with her bright and gentle smile, and the Empress’ Garden regained its warm sunshine.
But after walking away, she seemed different than usual.
Like a little bird trembling before a storm’s waves.

With a responsibility to take care of the world’s well-being, the dedication and respect of everyone in Maple World, it might be too much weight for her fragile shoulders.

In the Traia Palace’s Garden stood someone unknown.
She shook with fear as she saw the identity of the threat.

Bella Vid-Bleim

Look, it’s Bella again! This one gives a bit of her backstory, which actually seems sad…

Sometimes, my head hurts like its about to break.

Each time it happens, a faint memory resurfaces.
A rough white beard against my cheek, a hug with a warm smile, promising me that no matter what, he’d protect me.

But my life, the meaning of my existence, was taken away from me and thrown away by them.
My hatred will never stop.

Even though I am here now, I will strike fear into their hearts and throw them into the flames of hatred with my own hands.

 

Note*: I do not own any of this. All credits goes to orangemushroom. Here is a link to his website:http://www.orangemushroom.wordpress.com

kMSt ver. 1.2.499 – Mystic Gates’ Return

Elite Boss Souls

A new Tespia patch has been released, with the return of the Mystic Gates and some other small changes. For example, new boss souls have been added for each of the five Elite Bosses.

There’s also a new event in the real server, and some MapleStory 2 images I’m gonna talk about.

 

Mystic Field Portals

Mystic Gates have returned! They are once again available in Henesys, Pantheon, and Leafre. Professor Moon is collecting data on them, and they will be active on weekends only. A message will be displayed 10 minutes and 5 minutes before a boss is summoned. You can move to a town with a Mystic Gate once every 20 minutes using the icon on the side of your screen.

You can complete 1 quest for each boss per day. The person who last hits the boss will receive Mystic Energy Remnants. In addition, some other lucky users will be chosen to receive it as well. These Mystic Energy Remnants can be used to get prizes.

Mystic Gate Master

Your progress from last time for the Mystic Gate Researcher medal will be carried over, and you can now get the new Mystic Gate Master medal (10 all stats, 4 attack and magic attack) too.

Mystic Horntail Pendant Mystic Zakum Helmet

In addition, there are two new items available, Mystic Zakum’s Helmet (18 all stats, 5% HP and MP, lvl. 75, 10 slots) and Mystic Horntail Pendant (8 all stats, 5% HP and MP, lvl. 120, 3 slots). They are tradeable until equipped, and can be traded with the Silver Karma Scissors after that.

Chaos Zakum HelmetChaos Zakum Helmet Effect Chaos Horntail Pendant

The Chaos Zakum Helmet‘s appearance and effect have been updated. The Chaos Horntail Pendant has been updated as well.

Alicia and the Seed

Some of The Seed‘s floors have been changed to be easier. Glinda now sells Practice Room Tickets that allow you to enter a practice version of different floors. You will not receive any rewards from this.

The Seed’s rewards have been enhanced! The active duration of the rings has been increased and their cooldowns have been decreased. The chance to receive special items from the boxes has been increased significantly.

Maple Auction Entrance

Auction House is now available through the Quick Move UI. If you are not on the correct channel, you will automatically be moved.

Ludus Lake World Map

Fantastic Theme Park World Map

Fantastic Theme Park has been added to the Ludus Lake world map and given its own map as well!

World and Channel Selection Screen

Oh yeah, they also updated the world and channel selection screen!

Easy Fast Happy Attendance Check

The event I was talking about is the Easy Fast Happy Attendance Check! It runs from February 20 to March 1.

EFH Attendance Board

Just kill 150 monster per day to be checked off. The prizes are pretty good too!

  • 1 day: 8 Slot ETC. Expansion Coupon
  • 2 days: 5 Carrot Coins
  • 3 days: 8 Slot Set-up Expansion Coupon
  • 4 days: 10 Carrot Coins
  • 5 days: 8 Slot Use Expansion Coupon
  • 6 days: 8 Slot Equip Expansion Coupon
  • 7 days: Rustling Spring Breeze Damage Skin

MapleStory 2 Paid Items

Let’s move on to MapleStory 2! These teasers are getting interesting now that they’re actually talking about the game! The one above says:

Hi, it’s Nemi.

Through the teaser site, the user ‘brimhall4′ has said he loves Maple! In addition, he mentioned that many people have been wondering if they’ll be able to have fun in MapleStory 2 without paid items.

After the previous Maplestory’s monetization policy, items that directly affect in-game content have not been considered for MapleStory 2.

In the case of various in-game convenience features which can be obtained through hard efforts, we are trying to prevent paid items from making the game too easy.

I hope I answered your question a little bit. Stay warm in this cold weather, and please continue to send in your comments on the teaser site!

Happy Valentine's DayThis one was just an image for Valentine’s Day.

MapleStory 2 History

And this one’s about the history of MapleStory/MapleStory 2!

Hi, it’s Nemi.

This time, I’ll be talking about MapleStory 2′s historical background. Thanks to the users ‘아리아’, ‘Maruru’, ‘모모달이’, and ‘동변동’ for their comments.

It is already known that MapleStory 2 takes place in the distant past of our previous project. It is the story of an age unknown to current Maple World residents.

The people from the past called the world they lived in, Maple World. They also lived in places all around called ‘Henesys’, ‘Ellinia’, ‘Perion’, and ‘Kerning City’.

Although this past has been completely forgotten, the town names are still used today. It seems that Maple World’s history is connected to it after all. What is happening in MapleStory 2′s world? And are we waiting for a certain event?

Please be patient!

 

Note*: I do not own any of this. All credits goes to orangemushroom. Here is a link to his website:http://www.orangemushroom.wordpress.com

MapleStory’s Story – Secret Story & Bon Voyage!

MapleStory Official Books

This post is gonna be a little different from my other posts, it’s not about a patch or events or anything. A lot of people liked the character relationships post I did a while back so I wanna do something similar.

This time, I’ll be talking about three different books Nexon has released for MapleStory (I mean there’s more but these are a specific type). They’re actually really cool and I’d like to own them myself one day, but for now, we’ll have to make do with pictures others have posted.

Cover

MapleStory Official Fanbook: Secret Story (Hero Edition)

SECRET 1 – WORLD VIEW

I think this part of the book was just like general details about MapleStory and it’s story, because no one has posted pictures of it so I guess I’ll just skip it haha.

SECRET 2 – HEROES

Mercedes, Queen of the Elves

Mercedes Concepts

Here are some sketches for early concepts of Mercedes! Thanks so much to Dolphin-Fly for the scan (and for later Hero concepts as well)! I think some of them actually look really good haha, I was never a fan of Mercedes’ design though.

Mercedes Q&A

Mercedes also has a Q&A section.

Mercedes Comic

There’s also a comic version of Mercedes’ past (which we play in-game in the tutorial).

Aran, the Polearm Warrior

Aran Concepts

For Aran, they included sketches for both genders. I’m pretty sure he isn’t supposed to have a specific gender anymore haha.

Aran Comic

Aran’s comic is about the Elin Forest refugees and how he stays behind to fight the Black Mage.

Phantom, the Master Thief

Phantom Concepts

Phantom doesn’t seem like they changed much over his development. I don’t think that’s a problem though, Phantom is one of my favourite characters~

Phantom Comic

Phantom’s comic is, of course, how he sneaks into Ereb and foils Hilla’s plans.

Luminous, the Magician of Light and Darkness

Luminous Concepts

Wow, black and red-haired Luminous! Some of those hairs look sort of silly lol.

Luminous Comic

Luminous’ comic is about the sealing of the Black Mage.

Evan, the Dragon Master

Evan Concepts

Evan’s designs were also very similar to his final release.

Evan Comic

Evan’s comic has to do with both Freud and him finding Mir. It’s actually pretty sad, Freud is saying “But Afrien… don’t sacrifice yourself for me.”

MapleStory If We Weren't Heroes

Another part of the book is MapleStory If: “If I wasn’t a hero…”. It’s sort of like an alternate reality in which the Maple heroes are all school students haha.

Heroes in School

I think parts of it are like a dating simulator as some of the characters try to ask out others lol.

Maple School MercedesEach of the characters also has a different back story! Mercedes is the all around good student, but her only flaw is that she cannot wake up early in the morning. It’s also mentioned she doesn’t understand relationships.

Maple School Aran

Aran is the typical jock student. He’s been in love with Mercedes since he first set eyes on her.

Maple School PhantomPhantom is the only son of the chairman of the Crystal Garden airlines, and hasn’t grown up with any hardships.

Maple School Luminous

Luminous is the class president and very studious. Whenever he gets mad, Dark Luminous appears.

Maple School EvanEvan is a younger student in the school. He is also in love with Mercedes, but she considers him a little brother.

Maple School Aran and Evan (F)Female Aran and Evan also show up in it, I think they’re fangirls of Phantom haha.

Maplebook MercedesMaplebook LuminousMaplebook Aran

Another big part of the book is Maplebook, a Facebook parody where each of the heroes has their own pages, posts, pictures, etc.

Cardcaptor Freed

There’s also a bunch of cute little comics strewn around, this one is about Cardcaptor Freud haha.

SECRET 3 – LAST STORY

Not Over Yet

Note: this book came out a while back, before we had even heard of EunWol. Maybe he wasn’t as shoehorned in as people thought? 🙂

Secret Story (Commander Edition)

MapleStory Official Fanbook: Secret Story (Commander Edition)

SECRET 0 – WORLD VIEW

Before I begin, I wanna mention this book came out like a month ago so there’s not that much information/pictures from it!

Like before, I don’t think this part is too important.

Commanders

SECRET 1 – Commanders

This part of the book talks about 7 commanders (in-depth, there’s a couple more that are mentioned though!).

  • Sage Arkarium
  • Demon
  • Treant Guwaru
  • Wing Masters Orca and Suu
  • Sibyl Hilla
  • Lion King Van Leon
  • Fallen Dragon Magnus

Demon's HistoryOrca and SuuMagnus' HistoryMagnus

There’s a bunch of comics for each commander, detailing their history and how they became one.

Demon's Secret Files

Each commander has their own Secret Files, with special information about them. I heard the book talks about Orca and Suu’s birth?

Commander KindergartenMr. Black MageKindergarten Orca and ArkariumKindergarten Van Leon and Ifia

There’s also Commander Kindergarten! It’s a cute little alternate universe comic where all the commanders go to a school where the Black Mage is their teacher, haha.

Monster Life Magnus' Leave

A bunch of smaller comics are included here and there, here’s one where Magnus leaves Pantheon (Monster Life anyone?).

Arkarium's MaplerHilla's MaplerDemon's MaplerMagnus' Mapler

Like the last secret story, there’s another parody of social networking! This time, it’s Twitter, or should I say, Mapler!

M-Wiki Dimension Invade

They also parodied Wikipedia, with M-Wiki. This one’s about Dimension Invade.

DemonSpider King WillDemianDream Manipulator

At the end they talk a little bit about the newer commanders, Spider King Willanother Demon Demian, and the Dream Manipulator!

Lucid

The book doesn’t mention it but we see her in EunWol’s story, her name is Lucid and she’s actually an elf!

Lucid's Q&A

Each of the commanders has a Q&A as well, but Lucid doesn’t give any detail at all in her answers haha.

SECRET 2 – Truth

An Inconvenient Truth

Someone posted this rough timeline of MapleStory’s history, which was from this Secret Story.

  • The White Mage becomes the Black MageLuminous’ light is created. The Black Mage collects his forces and begins his attack on Maple World.
  • Alicia creates the undersea tower, The Seed.
  • Ephinia becomes corrupted. Guwaru is convinced by Ephinia to become a commander.
  • The twins born in darkness, Orca and Suu become commanders.
  • Hilla, Aswan’s shamaness, betrays Iason and becomes a commander.
  • Van Leon, the Lion King, believes he is betrayed by the Knights of Cygnus and becomes a commander.
  • Arkarium chooses a dark future, betrays the Goddess Rhinne, and becomes a commander.
  • Magnus is injured after the former Kaiser sacrifices himself to destroy his forces. Darmoor sends Magnus to Maple World, where he becomes a commander.
  • Afrien refuses to join the Black Mage, leading to their extinction.
  • Suu and Orca kill Empress Aria. Phantom joins the heroes.
  • Arkarium burns down the southern Leafre forests, including Demon‘s home. He tricksDemian into joining him. Demon betrays the Black Mage and breaks his shield.
  • Phantom mortally wounds Suu.
  • Magnus betrays and absorbs Guwaru’s energy, and returns to Grandis.
  • Freud creates the seal of time. EunWol sacrifices himself to power the seal. Luminousactivates the seal. The Black Mage gets sealed away.
  • The ship carrying refugees crashes in Elin Forest. Helena begins exploring Victoria Island. Future adventurers encounter Ephinia. Victoria Island’s peace persists.
  • The Sharenian Kingdom is destroyed. Magatia is founded.
  • The Black Wings are created. Orca hires Gelimer. Orca uses the captured Demon to create energy. Gelimer experiments on kidnapped children.
  • Arkarium tries to revive the Black Mage. The Cross Hunter organization stops him.
  • Empress Cygnus is crowned. The Black Wings attack Ereb. The Knights of Cygnus begin recruiting. Mikhail becomes a Chief Knight.
  • The Black Wings make their move. They begin to collect the Seal Stones. They invade the Door to the Past and Chaos monsters begin to appear.
  • Evan makes his contract with Mir.
  • Aran awakens. Aran meets Helena.
  • The Lion King, Van Leon, appears.
  • Mercedes awakens and hears about Aran.
  • Demon awakens. The revived Guwaru leaves signs of his return.
  • Velvitty (Vita) dies in an explosion.
  • The Maple Alliance is created.
  • The Black Mage is revived fully. The Door to the Future opens.
  • Phantom begins to make his move.
  • Hilla and the ancient city Aswan appear.
  • Phantom joins the Alliance.
  • Orbis Tower is attacked and some floors are destroyed.
  • Luminous learns the truth of his past. Luminous joins the Alliance.
  • The Nova race and the Maple Alliance join together.
  • Will becomes a commander. The Child of God is split into two.
  • Demian goes to Root Abyss and seals away Alicia with the Seal Guardians.
  • The Maple Alliance helps save her and she sleeps within Shinsoo.
  • Demian attacks Ereb to bring back Alicia and kills Shinsoo.
  • Cygnus awakens her full powers and becomes the 4th Transcendent.
  • Demian and Demon are reunited in the Temple of Time.
  • Gelimer betrays Orca. Gelimer takes her place as a commander.
  • Gelimer creates a crimson Dimension Gate with Hilla in order to capture the traitor Magnus.
  • Zero defeats Will and escapes from the Mirror World. Zero meets the other commanders and declines to become one.
  • Kritias appears.

SECRET 3 – Next

Trip to the Future With Gelimer!

Trip to the Future (?) With Gelimer!

Gelimer has created a time machine to go to the future, what can it hold for us?

Demon and DemianWill

Apparently, in the future, the Black Mage is defeated?! Can Demon and Demian really be happy together in Leafre? Can Will be with his true love, spiders?

SECRET 4 – LAST STORY

The End of the World

I’m not sure what’s actually in this part, but here’s an ominous message from the Black Mage himself!

Front CoverInside CoverBack Cover

MapleStory ARTWORKS: Official Art Book (Bon Voyage)

Table of Contents

This one’s my favourite of the three, there’s so much in here! It’s divided into 5 parts.

World

PART 1 – World

Victoria Island Ship

It’s the ship that goes from Victoria Island to Orbis! There’s even descriptions of each part of the ship.

Crystal Garden

Here are some early concepts for Crystal Garden. I think the one they went with was definitely the best haha. The one in the top right has Phantom’s hat built-in!

Edelstein

That early version of Edelstein looks pretty different from what we have now.

Ancient City Aswan

These versions of the Ancient City, Aswan are really… foggy. I wonder how long they spent on this, considering you can’t even explore Aswan anyways (still salty about them not making it its own area…).

Angelic Burster's Room

Here’s Angelic Burster’s Room. I guess early AB was very self-absorbed, her room had portraits and statues of herself!

Ellinia

Wow, Ellinia looks really nice when it’s drawn like that! I wonder if they’re going to update its graphics like they did with Henesys?

Character

PART 2 – Character

Warrior

Here’s the new Adventurer warrior using different types of weapons.

Magician (Archmage IL)

This part of the book also has a lot of early designs for some skills, such as Archmage (I/L)’s Thunder Storm and Frozen Orb.

Magician (Bishop)

Here’s Bishop’s Heaven’s Door skill. That first one looks sort of odd haha.

Marksman Arrow Illusion

Here’s Marksman’s Arrow Illusion, I think that badass version of Puppet is really cool, I wish they had chosen to keep it.

Pirate

I think they might have loosely based the new Pirate art on the old one.

Cannon Shooter

They also included Cannon Shooter and his new design. On the left you can see some early concepts for some Dual Blade skills, might be Tornado Spin?

Demon Avenger

I guess Demon Avenger’s Desperado was meant to have a bunch of engravings on it at first.

Wild Hunter Crossroad

Wild Hunter’s Cross Road skill’s prototypes, I think one of those effects is an old Wind Breaker skill lol.

Xenon

There were some posters made for Xenon, although I think we only saw one of them (the coloured in one).

Luminous

On the right you can see Luminous’ art in positions different to his usual demeanor.

Evan Onyx Dragons

Here are some super cool concepts for Evan’s Onyx Dragons! I really wish they used one of these instead of the Mir we have, or at least let us choose which we wanted? Dragon customization?

NPC

PART 3 – NPC

Gelimer and Surl

This section of the book includes illustrations (and some early concepts) for many of the NPCs in MapleStory! For example, you can see many different designs for Gelimer, one of which was even a female!

Gelimer's Androids

There were a couple different designs for the Androids that Gelimer designed that reside in Leben Mine.

Shadrian

Shadrian and some other Elin Forest NPCs were shown as well.

Kaiser and Nova Kids

Here’s the Former Kaiser, as well as young and older versions of Kyle, Tear, and Belderos.

Beryl

There were some different outfits they were working on for Beryl, I think she looks best with the white so I’m glad they chose that.

Grid

Here’s Evan and Utah’s father, Grid. Some of those prototypes look a lot more like Utah haha.

Monster

PART 4 – Monster

Dragon Rider

This part is for the various monsters of MapleStory. Here you can see Dragonica, and some deep Ludibrium monsters.

Lion King Van Leon

They tried a bunch of things out for Lion King Van Leon. Some of them look really weird haha, like the bottom right. The top right looks sort of like Chopper’s Rumble form from One Piece!

Mutated Stumpy

They made Mutated Stumpy really fat lol. Some of those early concepts for the squirrel monster from Mu Lung make it look like it’s on drugs haha.

Zakum

Here’s a detailed sketch of Zakum! I wonder what he would look like in-game if they made him recently instead of so many years ago.

Xerxes

Xerxes, from Chryse! The drawing at the bottom says “Sparta!” haha. I think the other ones are possible monsters they were gonna put in Chryse.

Cygnus

Here’s Fallen Cygnus and also her awakened form, from the Cygnus Returns update.

PART 5 – Special Supplement

2013 New Year Illustrations

This part includes special illustrations and also EunWol! Here’s the 2013 New Year posters, featuring Xenon and Beryl.

2012 New Year Illustrations

Here’s the 2012 New Year ones, almost all of them have Angelic Burster but I think in the end they changed it to Mercedes. There’s also some really cute Luminous and Lania ones~

Promotion Illustrations

There’s all the posters they use for new content and classes.

8th Anniversary Promotion Illustrations

They went through a lot of designs for the 8th Anniversary poster!

Palabird

If you guys remember the Palabird, there were a ton of different designs for it! Notice the Slime with wings and Yeti chicken LOL.

EunWol Concepts

Here’s EunWol and his outfit art.

Lang

Wow, Lang was supposed to be blue! I think she looks much better with pink, haha.

EunWol Promotion Illustrations

There were a bunch of different posers they were thinking of using for EunWol as well.

Pointy Ear Fox Village

And finally, the Pointy Ear Fox Village buildings art.

Note*: I do not own any of this. All credits goes to orangemushroom. Here is a link to his website: http://www.orangemushroom.wordpress.com

kMS ver. 1.2.210 – You & I Thank You!

MapleStory 2So I guess there’s no surprise 4th (5th?) patch for You & I, as this patch released the You & I Thank You events. Oh and there’s a couple of new teasers from MapleStory 2, including the poster above (which was released for Insoya.com’s 10th birthday)!

The art looks really good in my opinion, could those be four classes which will be use in MapleStory 2?

MapleStory 2 Planning Team

Hi, I’m Nemi from the MapleStory 2 planning team. I hope you aren’t bored waiting for MapleStory 2 with the teaser site.

I was part of a company called Wizet in 2001, on the planning team for MapleStory until 2006. Now, myself and the crew that was involved in the early years of  MapleStory have become pivotal in the development of MapleStory 2. It will take place in an earlier time period than our previous work’s world with a new story, thrilling battles, and a feel similar to early MapleStory. You’ll find yourself with a fun-filled casual MMORPG.

MapleStory 2 will be coming in the future and we ask for your continued interest and support while we work to release it~!

One more teaser picture, this one was a message from the MapleStory 2 planning team.

Cash Wardrobe Item Moving

Season 2 of the Cash Wardrobe Item Moving event has begun and will run until February 27!

How to Move a Cash Item

Like last time, just put your items into your Cash item storage, right click and choose which character’s storage you would like to move your item to! This can be done an unlimited number of times to any item during the event period.

You and I Thank You Event

The You & I Thank You event has begun and takes place on Saturdays (February 8, 15, and 22) from 10am to 10pm. Log in on the website during this time to claim your free prizes!

Lucky Boxes

Each day you’ll get a Lucky Box with a different set of items. They all give 500 Scroll Traces and a 7 day Teleport Rock, but the one from February 8 gives a Rhinne’s Blessing effect, the 15th’s one gives a Pink Bean Box which can give various Pink Bean items, and the last gives a 50% Innocent Scroll.

You’ll also get 2,500 Mileage with each of these boxes, yay more Mileage to buy free cubes with!

You and I Thank You Burning Time

The You & I Thank You Burning Time event has begun and will run until February 26.

Burning Time Schedule

Basically, over the course of the month there will be various events at certain times! You can look at the schedule above for specific dates and times, but I’ll explain what happens during them.

A blue box indicates 2x experience. A purple box indicates Elite Monster Burning Time, which is when the chance of an Elite Monster appearing is doubled!

Finally the yellow box indicates a Scroll Trace Fever Time! During this, all scrolls which are made through Scroll Traces have their success rates increased! A 15% scroll will become 25%, 30% to 45%, 70% to 95%, and 100% will stay the same.

You and I Thank You Star Star Festival

Finally, the 11th annual Star Star Festival has begun and will run until February 19! For those of you who don’t know, this is one of my favourite kMS events! Basically, just log on and hold an item for 30 minutes to receive a stamp (up to 5 times per day, if you miss days you can catch up, the limit is cumulative).

You can then use these stamps to get awesome prizes! Note: each of the following opens at a different time and has a limit of how many people can get them, except for the last few which become a lottery draw instead of just giving you the item if you have enough stamps.

  • U&I Star Star Box (3 stamps, no limit)
  • 300 Scroll Traces (5 stamps, no limit)
  • 7 day Pendant of the Spirit (10 stamps, limit of 50,000)
  • Miracle Circulator (15 stamps, limit of 20,000)
  • Owl of Minerva (20 stamps, limit of 10,000)
  • Twinkle Star Package (F) (20 stamps, limit of 1,000)
  • Twinkle Star Package (M) (20 stamps, limit of 1,000)
  • Platinum Karma Scissors (30 stamps, limit of 2,000)
  • 10% Clean Slate Scroll (untradeable) (30 stamps, limit of 20,000)
  • Barista Hair Coupon (M)/Innocent Baby Hair Coupon (F) (untradeable) (30 stamps, limit of 1,000)
  • 25 Rainbow Rice Cakes of Honor (gives 2000 Honor) (40 stamps, limit of 5,000)
  • Absolute Ring (10 all stats, 10 attack and magic attack, tradeable through the account, cannot have potential) (40 stamps, limit of 2,000)
  • Petite Hilla Pet, Hilla’s Dark Soul (90 days) (50 stamps, limit of 500)
  • Petite Orca Pet, Orca’s Hat (90 days) (50 stamps, limit of 500)
  • Petite Leon Pet, Ipia’s Rose (90 days) (50 stamps, limit of 500)
  • Petite Commander Package (all 3 pets, 90 days) (70 stamps, limit of 100)
  • 1 Million Maple Points (70 stamps, limit of 1)
  • Orcaroid, New Gold Heart (30 days) (70 stamps, limit of 50)
  • Petite Lang Pet, Petite Lang’s Headband (90 days) (60 stamps or more, stamps will not be deducted, limit of 1 per character)
  • 10k Happy Money Card (5 stamps, 200 winners)
  • 100k ABC Mart Card (7 stamps, 20 winners)
  • Sony Digital Camera DSC-QX10 (7 stamps, 10 winners)
  • LG Electronics Notebook (i3/4G) (10 stamps, 2 winners)

Yep so basically any character who gets 60 stamps or more by the end of the event gets a free Petite Lang pet!

February Royal Hair

Oh and the new February Royal hairs are now out. The last one for males and second last one for females are actually alternate hairstyles for Alpha and Beta, I think they look pretty good!

Note*: I do not own any of this. All credits goes to orangemushroom. Here is a link to his website: http://www.orangemushroom.wordpress.com

kMSt ver. 1.2.490 – Lion King’s Rose Garden & Job Balancing!

MapleStory FLY October 17

Hey guys, it’s been a long while since my last post! It was mostly because of lack of updates but also (since this patch came out a few days ago), my lack of time. Anyways, I thought better late than never! This is actually my midterm week haha, so I have been trying to do this in between studying.

It will actually be coming to the real server in like 2 days, but MEH.

 

Note: thanks to 콘파쿠 and 딘송군 of Insoya.com for the pictures!

Traces of the Goddess

First of all, two new world merged party quests have been added! In my last post I mentioned that it was only Moon Bunny’s Rice Cake and First Accompaniment, but now the Forest of Poison Fog and Traces of the Goddess are available to participate in!

Party Point Shop

And like the others, you can now buy the equipment from the Party Point Shop. The stats are basically the same, I believe. The last item is used to get the pages of the Goddess’ Diary, for that one quest that I bet 90% of Maplers have never completed haha.

Key Type Settings

Now, by clicking Menu -> Key Settings, you can choose between two key types. These include the basic key settings and the optional key settings. They can be set to apply to all characters or just for one.

Basic Keys

The basic keys are what MapleStory has been using since forever, I think most people have gotten used to at least some of these key placements.

Optional Keys

The optional keys are focused towards players who are used to other games, leaving the keys near QWER empty so you can place your skills and everything there.

Shortcut Button

A new shortcuts button has been added below the minimap. Clicking it will take you to a new window which gives you quick access to things like Boss Arena, Cross Hunter, your item pots, Bits, Maple Chat, and Bamon League.

Skill Changes

Mikhail

Apart from first job, Mikhail’s hunting is very slow compared to other jobs, and even at bosses, there are no particular advantages. Therefore, some skills have been strengthened.

  • Soul Driver Soul Driver: number of hits has been increased from 4 to 6
  • Shining Buster Shining Buster: damage has been increased from 270% to 410%
  • Soul Slash Soul Slash: damage has been increased from 230% to 410%
  • Soul Assault Soul Assault: damage has been increased from 360% to 417%
  • Shining Blast Shining Blast: damage has been increased from 280% to 400%

Mechanic

After fourth job, Mechanic’s hunting ability decreases greatly, and the Hyper Skill – Metal Armor: Hovering decreases attacking speed, resulting in low damage.

  •  Laser Blast: damage has been increased from 505% to 545%
  •  Metal Armor: Hovering: attack speed has been increased

Bowmaster

After second job, it is hard to hunt. And although Hurricane is a single target skill, there are no Hyper Skill upgrades so it is not good for bossing.

  • Arrow Bomb Arrow Bomb: damage has been increased from 450% to 525%
  • Hurricane Hurricane: damage has been increased from 158% to 181%
  • Flame Shot Flame Shot: damage has been decreased from 400% to 360%, number of hits has been increased from 2 to 3
  • Uncountable Arrow Uncountable Arrow: damage has been increased from 340% to 380%
  • Hurricane Hurricane (enhanced: damage has been increased from 276% to 280%
  • Arrow Platter - Reinforce Arrow Platter – Reinforce: now applies to enhanced Hurricane
  • Arrow Platter - Boss Killer Arrow Platter – Boss Killer: now applies to enhanced Hurricane

Demon Avenger

Hunting and bossing abilities are a bit low compared to others but Demon Avengers have high HP, resilience, and lack of potion use, so only a small change has been made.

  • Execution Exceed: Execution: damage has been increased from 600% to 620%

Wild Hunter

After the first reorganization, their hunting and bossing abilities are still a bit too low.

  • Sonic Boom Sonic Boom: damage has been increased from 260% to 265%
  •  Wild Vulcan: damage has been increased from 285% to 300%

Night Lord

Other than second job, their hunting ability is fine. They need higher damage in second job in order to train faster.

  • Shuriken Burst Shuriken Burst: damage has been increased from 330% to 410%

Demon Slayer

Hunting ability in fourth job is low until level 180, after which it is good. Therefore, the following changes have been made.

  • Devil Cry Devil Cry: damage has been increased from 210% to 270%
  • Demon Impact Demon Impact: damage has been increased from 330% to 405%

Mercedes

After first job, they have high and low points of hunting ability. In addition, Mercedes do not have much utility while fighting bosses and instead have high attacking speed with medium range.

  • Cross Piercing Cross Piercing: damage has been increased from 83% to 120%
  • Strike Dualshot Strike Dualshot: damage has been increased from 200% to 240%
  • Unicorn Spike Unicorn Spike: damage has been increased from 195% to 315%
  • Advanced Strike Dual Shot Advanced Strike Dualshot: damage has been increased from 150% to 240%
  • Advanced Final Attack Advanced Final Attack: activation rate has been increased from 70% to 75%
  • Legendary Spear Legendary Spear: damage has been increased from 580% to 610%

Kaiser

After second job, hunting slows down. And the way Dragon Slash is upgraded multiplicative instead of additive has been looked at.

  • Dragon Slash 1st Enhancement Dragon Slash 1st Enhancement: damage boost has been increased from 30% to 40%
  • Dragon Slash 2nd Enhancement Dragon Slash 2nd Enhancement: damage boost has been increased from 50% to 70%
  • Dragon Slash 3rd Enhancement Dragon Slash 3rd Enhancement: damage boost has been increased from 80% to 90%
  • Gigaslasher Giga Slasher: damage has been increased from 200% to 220%
  • Sword Strike Sword Strike: damage has been increased from 200% to 300%, explosion damage has been increased from 150% to 225%

Evan

While they are good at fighting bosses, their hunting ability is lower compared to other classes, so some skills have been improved.

  •  Fire Circle: damage has been increased from 280% to 350%
  • Lightning Bolt: damage has been increased from 380% to 430%
  • Ice Breath: damage has been increased from 520% to 550%
  • Magic Flare: damage has been increased from 610% to 650%
  • Dragon Thrust: damage has been increased from 235% to 255%
  • Fire Breath: damage has been increased from 420% to 530%
  • Illusion: damage has been increased from 410% to 450%
  • Blaze: damage has been increased from 305% to 500%

King Castle Golem

A small expansion to Lion King Castle, the Lion King’s Rose Garden has been added! It is only a few maps and one new miniboss, but it does continue the story of Van Leon and Ipia.

Ipia's Jewel Set

The prizes are Ipia’s Jewel set, which consists of a ring (3 all stats, 100 HP and MP, 1 attack and magic attack, 1 slot), earrings (1 all stats, 150 HP and MP, 5 slots), and a pendant (5 all stats, 150 HP and MP, 1 attack and magic attack, 3 slots). They’re all untradeable upon being equipped, once of a kind, and the ring cannot have potential.

The set effects apply when you are wearing 2 of the items (5 all stats, 2 attack and magic attack) or 3 items (5% HP and MP, 3 attack and magic attack, 20% increased damage to Van Leon).

Van Leon

Oh yeah, and all Van Leon weapons have been changed from being ‘untradeable’ to ‘untradeable when equipped’ by default.

Candle Pets

Anyways, that’s basically it for this patch, other than some Cash updates (cute new candle pets!) and events. Speaking of which, I’ve decided that I’m not gonna cover those anymore, they usually take up at least half of my time on a post (if not more) and I would rather finish a post early.

However, if there are some that are really interesting, I might talk about them. Oh yeah, they announced the winners for Superstar M! But they didn’t include the winning ideas, only the names of the people who won… lame. They said the ideas may or may not actually be seen in game.

Maple School Chapters

Off topic but sorta not, it’s been really hectic at university! I think some of you asked already but I’m actually studying computer science. I loved it in high school and I like it even more now! I’m always super busy with assignments due every other day and now there’s even mid terms… it’s only been a month!

I think I’m adjusting okay… definitely need to work on time management (i.e. spend less time “working on assignments” with friends). My MapleStory playtime has decreased like… 90%…. although I still try to sneak in a League game here and there when my friends are available (play League! *shameless plug*).

Thanksgiving Turkey

 

I do not own any of this content. All credits goes to OrangeMushroom

kMS ver. 1.2.201 – MapleStory FLY: Festival in MAPLE!

MapleStory Chuseok

The first patch of the FLY update has been released, Festival in Maple! In this patch, Heroes and Resistance were reorganized, a new type of party play has been added, and Chuseok (Harvest Festival) events have been added.

I know this post is really late but again, I’m actually so busy haha. If you guys don’t mind, I can continue writing these posts (albeit they won’t come out the day of the patches like they used to). Also I will be adding events later~

 

Evan

Evan

  • Dragon Thrust: damage has been increased from 200% to 235%
  • Breath: number of hits has been increased from 1 to 2, damage has been decreased from 800% to 480%
  • Earthquake: number of hits has been increased from 1 to 4, damage has been decreased from 860% to 325%
  • Flame Wheel: damage has been increased from 420% to 485%
  • Blaze: number of hits has been increased from 3 to 5, damage has been idecreased from 450% to 305%

Mercedes

Mercedes

  • Speed Dualshot: number of hits has been increased to 3, damage has been increased from 115% to 125%
  • Charge Drive: damage has been increased from 130% to 210%
  • Final Shot: damage has been increased from 70% to 85%
  • Strike Dualshot: damage has been increased from 120% to 200%
  • Leap Tornado: damage has been increased from 135% to 195%
  • Unicorn Spike: damage has been increased from 140% to 195%
  • Ishtar’s Ring: damage has been increased from 150% to 155%
  • Legendary Spear: damage has been increased from 540% to 580%
  • Advanced Strike Dualshot: damage has been increased from 150% to 240%

Phantom

Phantom

  • Double Pierce: damage has been increased from 160% to 178%

Luminous

Luminous

  • Nox Spear: damage has been increased from 361% to 371%

Battle Mage

Battle Mage

  • Teleport: vertical distance has been increased
  • Triple Blow: damage has been increased from 150% to 155%
  • Hyper Dark Chain: max level has been decreased from 20 to 10
  • Ordinary Conversion NEW! Ordinary Conversion (2nd): Permanently increase your HP by 100%. (max level: 10)

Battle Spurt Effect

  • Battle Spurt NEW! Battle Spurt (3rd): Rush forward, pushing up to 8 enemies while dealing 565% damage. This skill can be linked after using Hyper Dark Chain and Finish Blow can be linked after using this skill. Passive effect: increase Hyper Dark Chain’s damage by 30%. (max level: 10)
  • Revive: has been changed into an on/off skill
  • REMOVED! Conversion: changed to a passive in second job
  • Shelter: in addition to existing effects, Shelter now decreases damage taken from % HP attacks by 10%

Big Crunch Aura Effect

  • Big Crunch Aura NEW! Big Crunch Aura (4th): Maximize the effects of all your current Auras for 150 seconds, increasing their boosts by 3x. This skill cannot be used if Super Body is active. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds. (required skill: level 20 Superbody) (max level: 10)
  • Dark Genesis: in addition to existing effects, while Dark Genesis is on cooldown your attacks will have a 60% chance to deal an extra hit of 220% damage, cooldown has been changed to 30 seconds at all levels

Wild Hunter

Wild Hunter

  • Triple Shot: damage has been increased from 130% to 150%
  • Double Jump: has been changed into Triple Jump, allowing you to jump up to 2 times while in the air
  • Bomb Shot: effect has been changed to create a shockwave, allowing you to hit monsters that are too short to be hit by the arrow
  • Jaguar Roar: max level has been decreased from 15 to 10, damage has been increased from 325% to 330%
  • Soul Arrow: max level has been increased from 5 to 10, in addition to existing effects Soul Arrow now gives 30 attack

Howling Effect

  • Howling: an effect has been added for when the buff’s avoid takes place
  • Wild Shot: damage has been increased from 184% to 310%
  • Claw Cut: damage has been increased from 200% to 215%, in addition to existing effects Claw Cut now knockbacks monsters
  • Crossroad: you will now move forwards even if there are no monsters in front of you
  • Draw Back NEW! Draw Back (3rd): When activated, your Jaguar will begin to move backwards while you continue to shoot forwards. However, if you use White Heat Rush or Triple Jump, you will move forwards. On/off skill. Passive effect: permanently reduce damage taken by 10%. (max level: 10)

White Heat Rush Effect

  • White Heat Rush NEW! White Heat Rush: Your Jaguar heats up and rushes upwards, pushing up to 8 enemies for 233% damage. (max level: 10)
  • REMOVED! Concentrate: moved to Soul Arrow
  • Wild Vulcan: damage has been increased from 270% to 285%, you can now jump down while using this skill

Armored Crimson

A new Jaguar called Armored Crimson has been added, which gives extra resistance to statuses and damage reduction. It can be found by going to the hidden Jaguar grounds and catching it.

Captured Jaguars

You can now talk to Belle, at the Resistance HQ to switch between any of your captured Jaguars!

Mechanic

Mechanic

  • Mechanic Dash: can now be used in the air
  • Flame Launcher: damage has been increased from 80% to 166%
  • Drill Rush: damage has been increased from 200% to 260%, can now move forward even without monsters in front of you
  • Atomic Hammer: number of hits has been increased to 2, damage has been decreased from 460% to 395%
  • Open Gate: GX-9: max level has been decreased from 10 to 5
  • Rocket Punch: damage has been increased from 180% to 350%, delay has been decreased
  • Healing Robot: H-LX: in addition to existing effects, Healing Robot now passively gives 30% resistance to statuses and elements
  • Laser Blast: damage has been increased from 500% to 505%, attack speed has been increased
  • War Machine: Titan: in addition to existing effects, War Machine now passively gives 30% reduced damage from monsters
  • Metal Armor Extreme: in addition to existing effects, Metal Armor Extreme now increases your HP by both the flat amount + 30% of your HP
  • NEW! Metal Armor: Hovering (Hyper): Change your Missile Tank into a hovering craft, allowing you to move while using Heavy Machine Gun.
  • REMOVED! Reactive Metal Armor: effects have been moved to War Machine: TItan, Metal Armor Extreme, and Healing Robot: H-LX

Thanks to Locked of Southperry for the skill icons and effects!

World Merged Party Quest Entrance (1) World Merged Party Quest Entrance (2)

The newly opened world merged Party Quests are now available to join! Anyone level 50 or over can move to a map to join players from every world~ You can participate up to 5 times per day in a party of 4, but you cannot have a a difference in levels of greater than 20.

Party Quest Entrance Maps

 

An outside map will allow you to participate in regular party quests (updated visuals from Spiegelmann’s Guest House) while the inner maps are world merged.

Spiegella's Support Support Items

Inside the world merged party quests, you cannot use any Use or Etc items. Spiegella will provide everyone with potions and job-specific items to participate.

You also cannot trade/change/drop any equipment, Cash, or setup items.

Empty Inventory

Meanwhile, you will see your inventory as empty, but don’t worry! As soon as you leave the world merged maps, your items will be returned.

Party Points Salesman Pub

The newly revamped party quests give both experience and Party Points upon completion. These points can be used to revive yourself while inside a party quest as well as for being traded in to Pub, for items.

  • Squishy Shoes Squishy Shoes
  • Gooey Shoes Gooey Shoes (Lv. 60)
  • Rice Cake on Your Head A Rice Cake on Your Head
  • Two Rice Cakes on Your Head Two Rice Cakes on Your Head
  • Rainbow Rice Cake on Your Head Rainbow Rice Cake on Your Head (Lv. 100)
  • Moon Bunny and Slime Chair Moon Bunny and Slime Chair
  •  60% Party Quest One-handed/Two-handed Weapon for Attack/Magic Attack
  •  100% Party Quest One-handed/Two-handed Weapon for Attack/Magic Attack
  • Party Quest Damage Skin Party Quest Damage Skin

EXP Boost

 

You can also trade in points to Spiegella for up to 30% bonus experience from party quests that you complete!

Party Quest Rankings

In addition, if you are within the top 10 fastest clear times of the world, you will be able to see your name on the ranking board for all to see!

Varied Party Quests

Starting from now until September 26, Moon Bunny’s Rice Cake will be available to participate, and after which, you can do First Accompaniment.

Updated Soul Gauge UI

The Soul Weapon system has been updated! First of all, you can now minimize the huge UI into a more compacted version~

Cooldown Effect

Also, the effect above your head will now be different if your Soul Skill is still on cooldown.

Using a Soul Skill

After using a Soul Skill, instead of depleting your entire Soul Gauge, you will now be left with a certain amount.

Boosted Effects

The stat boosts from Soul Weapons have also been increased, if you charge your Soul Gauge past 501.

Murmur's Soul Collecter

A new book called Murmur’s Soul Collecter has been added! It can be opened by pressing the Soul Collecter button on the Soul Gauge.

Collecting Souls

This book will document all the Boss Souls you have collected, and if you have collected all 9 types of them as well.

Hidden Image

If you do manage to find all 9, your Soul Skill will be powered up and you’ll reveal a hidden image of the boss!

Storage UI Update

And finally, the storage UI has been updated to make it more convenient to use! There’s even an ‘item find’ button if you have expanded your storage slots enough to require that haha.

 

I do not own any of this content. All credits goes to Orang Mushroom

 

kMSt ver. 1.2.489 – World Merged Party Quests, Hero & Resistance Changes!

MapleStory Resistance

A new patch has been released in Tespia, this time bringing world merged party quests (although only Moon Bunny’s Rice Cake and First Accompaniment are available right now) along with skill updates to some heroes, Battle Mage, Wild Hunter, and Mechanic!

I’m sorry for the late post but I have been super busy this week with moving to university and such, and will probably be even more busy when classes start… my posts may be very late. I’m sort of debating to pause this blog for the moment until I can decide if I have enough time to keep it up, but I’ll try for now!

 

Party Quest Union Entrance

Party quests are now world merged! Participate in them with characters from other worlds~ After clearing them, you’ll receive experience based on your level and Party Points which can be used to buy certain items. But you cannot party with characters that have a difference of 20 or more levels.

Items you can buy with Party Points include:

  • Gooey Shoes (Lv. 60)
  • Rainbow Rice Cake on Your Head (Lv. 100)
  • Moon Bunny and Slime Chair
  • 60% Party Quest One-handed/Two-handed Weapon for Attack/Magic Attack
  • 100% Party Quest One-handed/Two-handed Weapon for Attack/Magic Attack
  • Party Quest Damage Skin

Let’s move on to the skill changes. I think that the ones for Phantom and Luminous don’t count, and they didn’t even touch Aran haha. Maybe future patches?

Evan

  • Dragon Thrust: damage has been increased from 200% to 235%
  • Breath: number of hits has been increased from 1 to 2, damage has been decreased from 800% to 420%
  • Earthquake: number of hits has been increased from 1 to 4, damage has been decreased from 860% to 325%
  • Flame Wheel: damage has been increased from 420% to 485%
  • Blaze: number of hits has been increased from 3 to 5, damage has been idecreased from 450% to 305%

Mercedes

  • Speed Dualshot: number of hits has been increased to 3, damage has been increased from 115% to 125%
  • Charge Drive: damage has been increased from 130% to 210%
  • Final Shot: damage has been increased from 70% to 85%
  • Strike Dualshot: damage has been increased from 120% to 200%
  • Leap Tornado: damage has been increased from 135% to 195%
  • Unicorn Spike: damage has been increased from 140% to 195%
  • Ishtar’s Ring: damage has been increased from 150% to 155%
  • Legendary Spear: damage has been increased from 540% to 580%

Phantom

  • Double Pierce: damage has been increased from 160% to 178%

Luminous

  • Nox Spear: damage has been increased from 361% to 371%

Battlemage

  • Teleport: vertical distance has been increased
  • Triple Blow: damage has been increased from 150% to 155%
  • Hyper Dark Chain: max level has been decreased from 20 to 10
  • Ordinary Conversion NEW! Ordinary Conversion (2nd): Permanently increase your HP by 100%. (max level: 10)

Battle Spurt Effect

  • Battle Spurt NEW! Battle Spurt (3rd): Rush forward, pushing up to 8 enemies while dealing 565% damage. This skill can be linked after using Hyper Dark Chain and Finish Blow can be linked after using this skill. Passive effect: increase Hyper Dark Chain’s damage by 30%. (max level: 10)
  • Revive: has been changed into an on/off skill
  • REMOVED! Conversion: changed to a passive in second job
  • Shelter: in addition to existing effects, Shelter now decreases damage taken from % HP attacks by 10%

Big Crunch Aura Effect

  • Big Crunch Aura NEW! Big Crunch Aura (4th): Maximize the effects of all your current Auras for 150 seconds, increasing their boosts by 30x. This skill cannot be used if Super Body is active. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds. (max level: 10)
  • Dark Genesis: in addition to existing effects, while Dark Genesis is on cooldown your attacks will have a 60% chance to deal an extra hit of 220% damage, cooldown has been changed to 30 seconds at all levels

Wild Hunter

  • Triple Shot: damage has been increased from 130% to 150%
  • Double Jump: has been changed into Triple Jump, allowing you to jump up to 2 times while in the air
  • Bomb Shot: effect has been changed to create a shockwave, allowing you to hit monsters that are too short to be hit by the arrow
  • Jaguar Roar: max level has been decreased from 15 to 10, damage has been increased from 325% to 330%
  • Soul Arrow: max level has been increased from 5 to 10, in addition to existing effects Soul Arrow now gives 30 attack

Howling Effect

  • Howling: an effect has been added for when the buff’s avoid takes place
  • Wild Shot: damage has been increased from 184% to 310%
  • Claw Cut: damage has been increased from 200% to 215%, in addition to existing effects Claw Cut now knockbacks monsters
  • Crossroad: you will now move forwards even if there are no monsters in front of you
  • Draw Back NEW! Draw Back (3rd): When activated, your Jaguar will begin to move backwards while you continue to shoot forwards. However, if you use White Heat Rush or Triple Jump, you will move forwards. On/off skill. Passive effect: permanently reduce damage taken by 10%. (max level: 10)

White Heat Rush Effect

  • White Heat Rush NEW! White Heat Rush: Your Jaguar heats up and rushes upwards, pushing up to 8 enemies for 233% damage. (max level: 10)
  • REMOVED! Concentrate: moved to Soul Arrow
  • Wild Vulcan: damage has been increased from 270% to 285%, you can now jump down while using this skill

Armored Crimson

A new Jaguar called Armored Crimson has been added, which gives extra resistance to statuses and damage reduction. It can be found by going to the hidden Jaguar grounds and catching it.

Mechanic

  • Mechanic Dash: can now be used in the air
  • Flame Launcher: damage has been increased from 80% to 166%
  • Drill Rush: damage has been increased from 200% to 260%, can now move forward even without monsters in front of you
  • Atomic Hammer: number of hits has been increased to 2, damage has been decreased from 460% to 395%
  • Open Gate: GX-9: max level has been decreased from 10 to 5
  • Rocket Punch: damage has been increased from 180% to 350%, delay has been decreased
  • Healing Robot: H-LX: in addition to existing effects, Healing Robot now passively gives 30% resistance to statuses and elements
  • Laser Blast: damage has been increased from 500% to 505%, attack speed has been increased
  • War Machine: Titan: in addition to existing effects, War Machine now passively gives 30% reduced damage from monsters
  • Metal Armor Extreme: in addition to existing effects, Metal Armor Extreme now increases your HP by both the flat amount + 30% of your HP
  • NEW! Metal Armor: Hovering (Hyper): Change your Missile Tank into a hovering craft, allowing you to move while using Heavy Machine Gun.
  • REMOVED! Reactive Metal Armor: effects have been moved to War Machine: TItan, Metal Armor Extreme, and Healing Robot: H-LX

Thanks to Locked of Southperry for the skill icons and effects!

Updated Storage

The item storage UI has been updated! It has a new ‘item find’ button for those of you with a lot of slots, and you can quickly expand it with a new + Slot Add button as well.

New Emotes

Also, many new emotes were added in this patch! They all have to do with characters in the Korean alphabet, haha.

 

I do not own this content. All Credits goes to OrangMushroom

Taken from: http://orangemushroom.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/kmst-ver-1-2-489-world-merged-party-quests-hero-resistance-changes/#more-8248