July 5, 2013 22 Comments
The first update of RED, “1st Impact” has finally hit the public server yesterday.
[ Official MapleStory RED Opening ]
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June 27, 2013 46 Comments
Hello everyone. I want to thank the people who visited my Twitch channel to see the livestream. I apologize for the random buffering but I hope you enjoyed the show.
Yesterday there was a press conference by Nexon to showcase the RED (Revolution, Evolution, Delight) update. I have seen it and I have to say that most of the information is already known and was released at the 1st Festival event. The RED update is split in three separate updates.
I’ll begin to say that nothing of the 5th Job Advancement was said. In late May, Nexon had announced in an interview that they were working on the development of 5th Job. However, because of the large amount of work and detail that has to be spent on the skills it will take some time. My take on it is that we will probably see something around winter.
Anyway, I don’t want to keep you waiting! Some interesting information has been announced yesterday, so read below the cut for more.
June 21, 2013 15 Comments
Hey everyone! I haven’t posted in a while but I wanted to let you know that the Thief and Pirate revamp are already released in the test server.
Head over to my YouTube channel to see my recent uploads. OrangeMushroom or also known as Max has it covered it on his blog, so you can check it out on there.
Since we are on the subject of MapleStory RED, I want to let you know something. If you are not familiar yet with the RED update, please click here.
Nexon needs to release the RED logo so I can put it on the right side of my blog for an easier navigation.
Next week on the 26th there will be a major announcement. In my RED update post I told you the following: “What does the RED update mean for MapleStory? Remember that this is just an update preview. More information will be revealed in June.“
That’s right! More information about RED will be revealed next week. I tried searching for news articles about a press conference from Nexon but I found none so far.
This makes me think that Nexon will take the same route like they did with Tempest: a press conference in the form of a video.
Check back soon for more exciting details!
June 15, 2013 14 Comments
”Bounce! Bounce! Bouncing bombs!”
A new entry has been published in the super secret diary of Inkwell. This time it is showing one of the last classes that will receive an overhaul: Captain (also known as Corsair in GMS and perhaps other versions).
The name of the file suggests that the name of this skill is called Cruiser Artillery. Bouncing bombs. Interesting. If the image is not animated for you, you can click here to see it.
A new term in the test server will start very soon so everyone will start with a clean slate. We are very close to the first update of RED.
I want to know what will happen to Viper (Buccaneer). The first update of RED that will include the newly revamped Adventurers is scheduled for July 4th, 2013.
The broken carpal bone in my right hand is healing. I went to the hospital for check-up and received a new orthopedic cast.
I’m stuck with it for six weeks which is a bummer of course because summer is just around the corner.
June 8, 2013 20 Comments
”The outlaw of the night who quietly aims at your heart! Night Lord!”
The next teaser is out and it’s the turn of the Night Lord. A revamp for the adventurer thieves can be expected soon.
When I saved the image to my desktop it says the name of the file is Showdown Challenge.
Meanwhile, the Bowman revamp is already out in the test server and I saw some really great new skils for the Bowmaster and the Marksman.
Below you can check out the videos pf the changes made to each class.
May 30, 2013 41 Comments
Many people have been speculating what the V at the end of the RED update announcement could possibly mean.
Today in an interview with Inven with Nexon it has been confirmed that this is indeed the 5th job advancement.
It is said that it is hard to give an ETA on 5th job advancement due to the large amount of work into skills of the 5th job advancement alone.
MapleStory has a lot classes and all those classes will be able to advance to 5th job. It’s a lot of work especially since there are many classes but also the 5th job skills have to be in very great 2D detail.
Chances are that it is possible this will get delayed. In response to high-leveled content: they acknowledge there is a lack of high-leveled content and they are working on it. A new continent will be discovered soon in Maple World. A new mysterious commander of the Black Mage has appeared and others are invading soon…
Get ready for it.
What is your reaction to this news? I would say this is a good blog post to end the month of May with.
May 29, 2013 17 Comments
Yesterday test client version 1.2.478 has been released. This update contains part one of the adventurer overhaul!
In this update only the adventurer warrior and magicians are being changed. Currently the adventurer bowman, thief and pirate classes are on hold and cannot be created. Right now in the public server nobody can create any adventurer.
The reason I am saying this is part one is because I believe the adventurer overhaul will be split in separate parts similar to the Jump! update. The world selection screen shows the two new illustrations of the warrior and magician. Most likely the update will be split in parts because development is still ongoing. There has been occasions where other MapleStory versions released all the changes in one patch. This is possible because many months have passed and the development on the adventurer overhaul is done.
The Auction House is being prepared. User interface has been added and the NPC where you can access it from has been added to the game. But it’s not done yet. I hope I can try it out soon!