Patch, patch, patch!

This month a lot of different versions of MapleStory released new, huge content.
March should have been the jackpot for MS, but instead of delivering huge content, they released a party quest for Lv. 75 ~ 200.

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Let’s have an overview of what kind of content other versions got for their March update.

ThailandMS

One week ago ThailandMS surprised their players with a huge update.

The legendary hero: Aran.
Not just Aran… This update brought Rien (duh!), Monster Survival and Ellin Forest.
Thailand is catching up fellas.

GlobalMS

On March 31, GlobalMS released Evan the Dragon Master along with a Neo City expansion and other new features.

Evan Mastery Books are now available in the Cash Shop. There are several packages to choose from.

Depending on the package each one contains 1 of 3 mastery books; Magic Guard, Magic Booster, and Critical Magic.

Magic Guard is the first book available at level 30, followed by Magic Booster, and Critical Magic at level 60.

Without the mastery books the player cannot bring Magic Guard, Magic Booster, and Critical Magic past skill level 5.

Each package contains a bonus coupon to trade in for weapons, scrolls or both!

Congratulations on Evan, but really? Cash Shop mastery books for Evan?

This is new. KMS did not get Evan Mastery Books, the only Mastery Books that exist in Cash Shop are for Dual Blade.
Another exclusive update is the Neo City expansion.

Neo City

Players in groups of 2 or more can enter the new maps.

Content for players who are level 120 and up has been added to Neo City.

3 new maps containing 2 new bosses.

Each new boss has a chance to drop new items!

Though, the expansion of Neo City is not that great. A couple of new maps with no new monsters instead they took existing Neo City mobs and changed some of their stats. Yay, new +120 content.

JapanMS

Another version who released a big (and important) patch is JMS.
For their version 1.78 patch they got Golden Temple and the anticipated balance patch!

The patch also contained some new must-have UI upgrades and they have a bit of Evan and Dual Blade data. (!)

■ TaiwanMS

This is not happening in March but in April.

TaiwanMS is going to release Neo Tokyo with the expansion I think and Mushroom Kingdom.

This is the last day of March. I hope we’re going to see a lot of new and exciting updates in April!

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57 Responses to Patch, patch, patch!

  1. some says:

    Awesome! I look forward to dual blader!

  2. Chuey says:

    *Neo Tokyo

    They brought the Dunas Unit and copied over the real royal guard monsters (at least type S) from JMS. KMS doesn’t deserve any credit here whatsoever. Too bad the Royal Guard Type S will be nearly impossible in this environment…

  3. Anoy says:

    Wow Magic Guard can’t get past lvl 5? Nor can critical? They just took off 2 very important skills for a lot of people.

    Spadow what skills require CS mastery books for dual blader? Thanks

  4. Alessandro says:

    yes! i told all of u evan would come out today!!!!!!

  5. ed says:

    Lol now gms is full with evan noob so sad icant train mine aran every thing is epic lag!!! fuck iwant jms will get now Evan not gms
    good for tms :)

  6. Chuey says:

    Spadow :
    The Dunas Unit is new, but I think the Royal Guard mob already exists in Neo City. (last area)

    I said “*Neo Tokyo” for a reason. There was a boss titled Dunas Unit in Neo Tokyo, in JMS, and the Royal Guard Type S is identical to the one that was in JMS where you had to beat it with the chandelier. But because the Chandelier isn’t in this mini expansion to Neo Tokyo, it’s about impossible to defeat. Trust me, these mobs weren’t copied from Neo CITY at all.

  7. Chuey says:

    Chuey :

    Spadow :
    The Dunas Unit is new, but I think the Royal Guard mob already exists in Neo City. (last area)

    I said “*Neo Tokyo” for a reason. There was a boss titled Dunas Unit in Neo Tokyo, in JMS, and the Royal Guard Type S is identical to the one that was in JMS where you had to beat it with the chandelier. But because the Chandelier isn’t in this mini expansion to Neo Tokyo, it’s about impossible to defeat. Trust me, these mobs weren’t copied from Neo CITY at all.

    And I say that based on the stats. These are the JMS versions of the monsters entirely, not KMS’s nerfings. Sorry if that wasn’t very clear.

  8. [Hex] says:

    T^T I’m very disappointed in Nexon.
    MG is a magician’s most needed skill and you can’t get it past level 5 .__.
    I think Nexon should have thought way harder about this, considering leveling is going to be made harder for magicians/Evan considering this is what helps prevent a lot of damage, since magicians don’t have a lot of HP…..

    • Hanabira.Kage says:

      Hopefully Evan’s skill mastery books also drop from monsters, like Dual Blade’s did.

      • randompeep says:

        Thus far, judging from extraction data, the Cash Shop is the only place to get mastery books.

        I love how every single one of NexAm’s recent announcements end with “Get some NX today!” Thanks. >.>

  9. CzImGreen says:

    btw… idk if nexons been hacked or what… but just after saying theres no such thing as ‘free nx’ they just released a way to get free nx…. in the official page, login, try to charge nx and theres the option ‘earn free nx’
    “You can earn FREE NX by completing surveys or taking advantage of great offers from these marketing partners on the tabs below”
    ive just seen 1 offer… n t was about buyin a shirt >,>

    • Lionheart365 says:

      It’s not free. Nexon gets money from whoever the survey is from and they get people takeing the survey and you get “free” NX.

      Also you “pay” your time it takes to do it.

  10. Chuey says:

    CzImGreen :
    btw… idk if nexons been hacked or what… but just after saying theres no such thing as ‘free nx’ they just released a way to get free nx…. in the official page, login, try to charge nx and theres the option ‘earn free nx’
    “You can earn FREE NX by completing surveys or taking advantage of great offers from these marketing partners on the tabs below”
    ive just seen 1 offer… n t was about buyin a shirt >,>

    Their point in that official blog that NX has to be earned, whether it’s through buying it with EARNED money or by taking a chunk of time just to get a few cents-worth. That blog outlined that free NX cannot just be obtained with a finger snap (unless something is heavily fishy), and unless you’re using an NX Code Generator (I’ve seen some used that work, so they exist D:<) or are involved in a shady deal, free NX by itself is impossible. You need to go through some effort to get it.

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  12. Alilatias says:

    So I managed to level up my Evan to 31 today. I got tired. I’ll aim for 40 over the weekend.

    In a while, we should know whether or not buying a CS Magic Guard skillbook is absolutely required to raise MG past 5.

  13. dexlesshero says:

    royal guard is easy depending on your class.
    bm/mm easiest with straw dummy.

  14. xmanaphyx says:

    .MapleSEA.
    Got Nothing to patch
    How Weird and boring

  15. KH says:

    gMS wants to earn cash from Evan Skillbooks, it’s sold under Cash Shop Event tab, forgot the price. So it’s time limited I guess? Because if this is permanent there shouldn’t be many Evans in gMS (yay level 5 Magic Guard, not). And also the Evan Dragon Glasses, the scrolls we can obtain from Cassandra got an succesrate which are for the first 2 scrolls 60% and the last 2 scrolls got a 30% succesrate.

    I think kMS got 100% succesrate on those scrolls, I think Spadow mentioned that if I am correct.

    • Alilatias says:

      The ones with limited success rate only come from Gachapon. The ones obtained from reaching level milestones are still 100%.

      • Alilatias says:

        Okay, nevermind, it seems the limited chance ones are obtained from reaching level milestones, and the 100% ones come from Gachapon.

        Nexon, seriously? You’re getting close to having a huge mutiny on the forums…

  16. WOW!
    The Evan patch is cool…..Im already at Level 21 and having ALOT of fun….
    Its nice to see the other Maples getting their stuff.

    • Lionheart365 says:

      Really? They screwed up this patch.
      NX for MG? Really?
      And the dragon glasses scrolls were 100% in kms.

  17. Nova says:

    I really believe evan patch isnt that great i mean not only is the start ms by website crap but the skillbook crisis is crap as well same goes with the perma nx clothing for evans but 15k-ish nx?! a little bit of a rip dont you think? i could better use 15knx for other things.

    The evan class itself in my opinion isnt very fun, i find training slow and the skills to be somewhat limited. I mean slow casting + a single hitting skill isnt too exciting but maybe thats me having played this game too long or only leveling my own evan to 20.

    I look forward to the balance patch for gms if it comes before i quit.

    • SlayerGhost says:

      The Evan clothes come free from a quest, according to several of my friends who have it right now, and considering many of them don’t usually charge NX I have no reason to think them as lying…

      • Alilatias says:

        The Evan clothes do come free when you level up to 17-21, but they only last for about 7 days.

        I’m almost expecting Nexon to screw up somewhere and have the Maple Admin hand out permanent versions one day.

  18. SlayerGhost says:

    Alessandro :yes! i told all of u evan would come out today!!!!!!

    You also told us it would be coming out every day since it was announced.

    • Alilatias says:

      Alessandro, what SlayerGhost is also saying is: Shut up and stop trying to boost your own ego by taking credit for something obvious. Especially when you were carpet bombing terrible date suggestions weeks beforehand.

      Only thing you’ve successfully done is annoy everyone ever since you showed up during the past month or so. I’ve also seen you attack people from out of nowhere on the side.

    • Alessandro says:

      no i didnt i said maybe the 17th and maybe the 23

  19. JustSomeone says:

    I cant freaking wait till Dual Blade comes out in GMS!!! When that happens, i’m going to be super addicted to GMS again like 4 years ago =D

  20. Alessandro says:

    yes! i told all of u that im an annoying little prick!

  21. Jordan says:

    Alessandro :yes! i told all of u that im an annoying little prick!

    How bout we just slap you now…

  22. Wulf says:

    I won’t be surprised if GMS makes it so that you have to actually buy dual blade. Nexon USA is going to be facing some serious mutiny on the forums if this carries on.

    • MM says:

      Seriously. The one reason I play MS is because it’s the best free MMO, and that paying cash doesn’t give you an unreasonable advantage. If they start releasing new classes in the cash shop…

  23. Alessandro says:

    …. then it will be like the other stupid MMOs where u have to pay 4 everything cool

  24. MM says:

    I will laugh when Nexon reveals that the mastery books for MG, Crit, and Booster are an April Fools joke.

  25. SlayerGhost says:

    MM :Seriously. The one reason I play MS is because it’s the best free MMO, and that paying cash doesn’t give you an unreasonable advantage. If they start releasing new classes in the cash shop…

    Paying cash gives you a massive advantage, dude…

    • MM says:

      Besides Evan, how so? There’s nothing that’s absolutely necessary to the game that you can buy with cash (besides MG skill books, which are way too important later on). Pets are just to make the game easier, and if you really screw up your skill build you either live with it or remake.
      And I was also slightly referring to the fact that you don’t have a monthly payment like WoW or RS membership. Just buying stuff when you need to. Though, it would be REALLY nice if my account could charge NX. >.<

  26. SlayerGhost says:

    MM :Besides Evan, how so? There’s nothing that’s absolutely necessary to the game that you can buy with cash (besides MG skill books, which are way too important later on). Pets are just to make the game easier, and if you really screw up your skill build you either live with it or remake.And I was also slightly referring to the fact that you don’t have a monthly payment like WoW or RS membership. Just buying stuff when you need to. Though, it would be REALLY nice if my account could charge NX. >.<

    Three letters- MTS. If you use the Trading system you can easily be hitting 5-6k higher than anyone around you. If you had enough cash, it’d be possible to be a dexless sin wearing a Lampion (Lvl 120 Reverse claw). Cash runs this game, more or less. You likely haven’t had a discussion with very many higher lvl players (Especially dexless Sins/NW) if you don’t know this…

    • MM says:

      You can earn NX through MTS as well though.

      • MM says:

        ^ What I’m trying to say there is that MTS goes both ways, so I thought we were discounting the MTS.

        • SlayerGhost says:

          You can discount it if you want, but the fact of the matter remains that by purchasing Chaos Scrolls in bulk (Before the duping) I could make billions of mesos in less than an hour…

  27. JunCurious says:

    @Everyone-Excited-About-DualBlades-For-GMS:

    Don’t get your hopes up. With what’s happened to Evan, DBs will probably require twice as much NX to complete all their vital skills.

    The class will probably end up being covered in miscellaneous quests that are totally commercialized. ~w~

    • MM says:

      And NexAm will probably decide to make a CS item called “Dual Blade Ticket”, costing 30,000 NX, with no other way to make a DB.

      Just watch.

    • SlayerGhost says:

      JunCurious :@Everyone-Excited-About-DualBlades-For-GMS:
      Don’t get your hopes up. With what’s happened to Evan, DBs will probably require twice as much NX to complete all their vital skills.
      The class will probably end up being covered in miscellaneous quests that are totally commercialized. ~w~

      Lol, Why is that aimed at everyone? You know, there are hundeds if not thousands of us frequent CS users who don’t have a problem dropping a few bucks to get to play as a Dual Blade…

      • Alilatias says:

        And this mentality is part of the problem.

        If Dual Blade is completely free in KMS, why in the world should us GMSers have to pay for the same content? This is especially considering that NexonAM’s only job is to maintain GMS (and slap private server owners with lawsuits), while Nexon of Korea actually makes the content.

  28. Alessandro says:

    wow way to be optimistic…

  29. That NeoCity Expansion is MAD!!!
    The exp is great but not friendly to bishops….

  30. joeloveslego says:

    What’s the difference between the new Neo City patch and the old one in TaiwanMS?
    I remember that TaiwanMS released a Neo City patch earlier…

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