Dear Diary (day 10)
May 1, 2011 144 Comments
It’s finally May! This will be my first blog entry of this month. Please look forward to more entries~
When Nexon first released the anniversary patch, the events were difficult to complete. A lot of players complained about it and Nexon addressed some of the issues and tweaked the requirements in a new patch.
Recently, Nexon released a minor patch which made the anniversary event a lot more fun and enjoyable.
What has changed?
- The amount of feather scrolls you need to use has been reduced from 8 to 4
- You now only need to kill 1 Palabird
- The chance to get the Orange Mushroom riding from the Mini Maple Bonsai has been raised
- Raising the Mini Maple Bonsai has been reduced from 8 to 4
- Mini Maple Bonsai’s sleeping time has been reduced from 1 hour and 30 minutes to just 30 minutes
- You can now get a Palabird’s Shiny Feather scroll as a reward from Mini Maple Bonsai
- The amount of Maple Leaf that you get from completing the Rising Star quests has been raised to 20
- You now need to train all exercises of your idol 8 times instead of 30 to receive a special time-limited balloon (cape) item
- Drop rate from Palabird has significantly been changed
- Drop rate of the 8th anniversary box has been raised
- Monsters drop more Maple Leaves than before
- Maple equipment can now be obtained from a Master Monster, Boss monster and Palabird
- 8th anniversary box can now give the special 20% 8th anniversary scrolls
- Rising Star quests can now be completed through a light bulb that will appear above your head instead of visiting the special Rising Star Hall map through the Mirror of Dimension
I completed all the missions of the event and I got an amazing reward.
Unfortunately the stats from my Attendance Check Ending medal expired which means I only have the medal to show it off.
But thanks to the reward from the anniversary, I have now the best medal that I possibly can have…
The 8th anniversary medal gives you +8 STR, DEX, INT and LUK. On top of that, it adds +80 MaxHP&MP, accuracy and avoidability and +2 PvP damage.
It was really hard in the beginning. A lot of people were hunting for the Palabirds and they spawned within a time limit, so coming from an overseas player, that was really annoying.
I also managed to get all the Maple Letinum equipment thanks to farming hours and hours on the Snowman boss. Snowman is easy to kill and it spawns every 25 minutes.
If I defeat Snowman in all the channels then I get around ~1100 Maple Leaves.
And in this anniversary, you can exchange 100 Maple Leaves for 1 Silver Coin.
[ Maple Letinum set effect ]
Wear all eight Maple Letinum equipment and you get special set effect.
I know, I know. I have a new haircut. I’ll tell you the juicy details if you keep reading.
So I had some cash on my account and I was saving for the Maple Royal Hair Coupon and the Unicorn pet. After waiting for a week, the Cash Shop items were finally released to the public server.
The Maple Royal Hair Coupon has a variety of new hairstyles for the male and female.
In my last diary entry, I didn’t post the female hairstyles. I’m sorry for that.
I present you the new hairstyles from the new coupon ▼
The hairstyle I wanted is the one in blue. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it. T_T
I will never buy Royal anymore! The Maple Royal Hair Coupon cost a whopping 4,500 NX! I bought five coupons and here are the results ▼
Thank you! The Mechanic hairstyle was my second choice! I’m so glad I got that on my last try.
I had to adjust to my new hairstyle in the beginning and now I’m really fond of it. Plus, it looks great with green doesn’t it?
I also bought the Unicorn pet. And yeah… It came ONLY in a package and the price was 19,800 NX…
The Persian Cat package wasn’t that expensive… But I think I know why the Unicorn pet cost so much.
These two items are added to the package as a bonus item.
This item is a stamp. What does it do?
Simply said, it adds an extra line to your potential stats ONLY if your item has 2 lines.
It does not reset all potential lines. It simply adds a third line.
The Golden Stamp has a success rate of 80% and the Silver Stamp a success rate of 50%.
I used the Golden Stamp on my Reverse Equinox and it worked. It added a third line. However, I had less luck with the Silver Stamp because that one failed. Nothing happens when a stamp fails.
This works on rare, epic and unique items. The potential effect from the third line is random.
Speaking of the stamps…
[ Golden Miracle Cube Package ]
(contains 10 Miracle Cubes in a set + Silver Stamp + Golden Stamp as a bonus for 9,900 cash)
[ Silver Miracle Cube Package ]
(contains 6 Miracle Cubes in a set + Silver Stamp as a bonus for 6,000 cash)
[ Golden Maple Miracle Cube Package ]
(contains 10 Maple Miracle Cubes in a set + Golden Stamp as a bonus for 15,000 cash)
[ Silver Maple Miracle Cube Package ]
(contains 6 Maple Miracle Cubes in a set + Silver Stamp as a bonus for 9,600 cash)
These items are up for sale for a limited time. So I think the Golden & Silver Stamp are not a permanent addition to the Cash Shop, but you’ll never know with Nexon.
About the Maple Miracle Cube. They’re new and can only be used on the new Maple Beryl & Letinum equipment if you want to reset the potential ability.
Every day I always mine and craft jewels to increase my Craft and Insight personality trait. Both are already at a high level.
Here’s a tip for you. If you learn the Jewel Crafting profession skill and raise it till level 4, you can start creating Half Earrings.
I usually need to create 13 items through Jewel Crafting to reach the daily limit of Craft. And I noticed when I create Half Earrings, I sometimes get them unidentified.
So a few days ago, I created a few Half Earrings and like 3 or 4 came out unidentified. I immediately went to an NPC and bought a magnifying glass.
Unique Item!!! What a shame that it only got 2 lines (+9% accuracy and +3% INT), but I’m still happy. In the past I got a few good Epic items (no pun intended).
I just wanted to share this with you~ ^^
There’s one last thing I want to say to you. It’s something really interesting.
Have you seen the 8th anniversary promotional video yet?
If you did, then you have to agree with me on one thing…
[ Who is this chick?! ]
[ What is this place?! ]
I have never seen this girl before in MapleStory, have you?
Nexon’s press release says it’s a new character that joins Cygnus, Lilin, Valerie and Aran with their dance.
Since this girl has pointy ears, people think it’s an elf thus an archer.
A lot of users seem to think that this might be the new Archer Hero. However, this is NOT confirmed. This is all speculation.
Some users think this is Helena (also known as Athena Pierce in other versions). I think that’s not true. Because if this was Helena then her name would have been mentioned in the press release. The press release specifically says ‘a new character’.
The ‘Arrow of Speed’ patch, which is the last update part of the Jump! expansion will come soon to the test server.
It will certainly contain a revamp of the Archer class, but will it also contain the arrival of a new Hero?
This video stuff reminds me of last year. A video for the 7th anniversary was made available to the public on the homepage in 2010.
[ The Mechanic class in development ]
The video showed some footage of employees from Nexon working on new content for MapleStory as you can see in the image above.
Back then, we didn’t know that this character in the background was the Mechanic class.
Later, I found out that Nexon removed the scene of the employee working on the Mechanic class, and a new revision of the video was re-uploaded on the homepage and the scene was removed.