Dear Diary (day 18)
May 9, 2011 113 Comments
Lately I have nothing to do in MapleStory. I’ve already completed the missions for the 8th anniversary medal.
I’m desperately wanting for new content. So, bring it on Tespia~!
I’m expecting the test server patch to come really soon. It’s this or next week.
I bet all the archers in Maple World will go crazy when they hear about the upcoming changes.
Though, I’m curious what kind of changes the players are expecting. I don’t know a lot about archers, I do like the Marksman and Bowmaster. I played both classes and it was a really enjoyable experience.
So yeah… It’s boring for me. There’s nothing much to do, except for raising my personality traits.
Charisma LV 055
Sense LV 001
Insight LV 058
Will LV 019
Craft LV 080
Charm LV 021
Everyday I visit the secret mine in Meisterville and mine for 10 minutes long. You can enter the secret mine when you have a ticket. The ticket can be purchased for a cheap price from an NPC in Meisterville.
That’s why I have a high level of Insight. In February, I raised my Insight to level 30. I discovered that at level 30, the personality trait gives you a free magnifying glass (able to identify items up to level 30) that you can use everytime you want.
Just two more levels of Insight and I will know if I get the second upgrade of the magnifying glass. The second upgrade is the magnifying glass that can identify items up to level 70.
Craft is by far the most easiest trait to raise its level. There is a daily limit of how many points you can get from each personality trait. The daily limit is 500.
I need 1381 points to level up Craft to 81. 500 x 3 days = 1500 points.
I need 9 more levels of Charm to unlock the new ‘Pocket’ equipment slot. The fastest way to raise the level of Charm is to equip a lot of cash items or change your haircut a lot.
Today I participated in a dungeon run of Spiegelman’s Monster Park.
I think most of you readers now what this is. It’s the only party play zone left in this version. It has a lot of dungeons and the monsters have high HP, but also give high experience.
Each dungeon has a few stages. In each stage you have to defeat all the monsters to continue to the next stage.
In a recent patch, Nexon doubled the HP and EXP of level 120 and higher Monster Park monsters. The EXP is really good.
Sometimes when you or a party member defeats a monster in a stage it can drop various items.
Monsters drop special items that give points to your personality traits.
Monster Park coins is also an item that can be obtained from monsters. Everybody will get a Monster Park coin when you or your party member picks it up.
I think they should do this for Monster Carnival. It makes it a lot more easier to exchange prizes.
Today’s dungeon was Dragon’s Nest(Lv. 140~150). You might think ”hey, how come you can join a Lv. 140~150 dungeon while you are level 16x?”.
Well it is possible to join any advanced dungeon (level +120) as long as you are level 120 or higher.
If you are a level 120 player and you decide to try the Knight’s Fortress(Lv. 165~175), which is the highest-leveled dungeon, then chances are that you won’t make it. :’)
Ah~ The FINAL STAGE! Guess what you can expect from a final stage? Obviously a boss monster. In this case, it was Leviathan who is the boss monster for Dragon’s Nest.
My party team did a splendid job and I had fun and I gained 4.29% in about 14 minutes.
For a Lv. 140~150 dungeon, this is a lot for me. I mean… This wasn’t even an appropriate dungeon for me but I still earned that much!
If there is a x2 EXP event going on, you should definitely use your time on Monster Park. It’s the fastest way to raise your level.
I recorded some footage of today’s run. I’m sorry for the quality. Normally you can expect real high quality from my own recorded videos, but this time I decided to record in the 1024×768 resolution. I still have to configure my encoding settings for this resolution mode.
Oh Nexon, please give us more enjoyable content in the May patch~