MapleStory: RED due for summer 2013
May 19, 2013 74 Comments
The official livestream for MapleStory’s 1st festival has just ended. I would like to thank everyone who went to see my livestream on Twitch.TV.
I hope you enjoyed the festival even though you probably couldn’t understand much. A sweet event that happened: a girl came on stage and explained how she met her boyfriend on MapleStory. Next thing you know, you see her boyfriend proposing for marriage. Isn’t that just brave?
After many words have been exchanged, the update preview has finally been shown to everyone in the audience. As you might notice, the summer update for 2013 will be called RED. It stands for Revolution, Evolution and Delight.
What does the RED update mean for MapleStory? Remember that this is just an update preview. More information will be revealed in June.
Balancing. The Nova, Resistance, Heroes and the Knights of Cygnus will be equally balanced with each having their own flavor. You’re probably thinking… no Adventurer balancing?! Nope. The Adventurers will be completely overhauled. This gives me a bit of hope for my Viper (Buccaneer) character. They have shown the new illustrations of the Adventurers that replaces the old.
The Dual Blader & Cannon Shooter being the special adventurers will also receive special treatment and become more powerful.
Next up is the Free Advancement system. It’s a preview so these teasers are not explained in great detail. So far, I don’t know what this system means but I believe you can advance to another class freely without restrictions. Furthermore Adventurers will now have an actual story line just like all the other classes. Combined with these changes, the real Adventurer is coming your way!
There will be enforced security, such as a faster recovery system for if you have been hacked, a Happy Recovery system (compensation for the affected users), improvements to the report feature and reinforced security in general.
There will be equal fun for users who play the game for free and users who used cash. Meaning free users can have fun without spending cash.
Great rewards will be given when you progress your character in Maple.
The next feature in Evolution is the Auction House where you can trade items with users! This is in the good direction. I think the user survey where users could submit their feedback helped them to shape this update. Next up is the Mobile Link. You can now link MapleStory to your cell phone. However, I don’t know what features you can link other than Monster Life.
Delight is the variety of fun and fast progression. From Delight we can expect a new continent, new hunting grounds and content. It is not revealed what the new continent is but I expect it to be Masteria. Why? Because it has been revealed in KMS that Masteria is a new continent where demons come from. Damien is the little brother of Demon Slayer/Avenger and he became the new commander of the Black Mage’s army. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Next up in Delight is that all the characters from all the worlds can be in one place! World merge area. Characters from all worlds can now meet other characters in one specific place.
Soon we can engage in battle with the invasion of the Black Mage’s commanders in real-time.
You thought Magnus or any of the Chaos Root Abyss boss monsters were easy? How about a 1:100 boss fight with a giant boss monster? That’s right. It mentions a giant so it makes me wonder if this is maybe Colossus. Click here to see the tour of a recent new area in Leafre. Do you see the giant in the background? Maybe it’s it.
PvP will receive a tiny bit of love too because there will be a new mode. A mode where you can be a boss monster and fight a regular player. Wait! I’m not done yet.
The rewards from bosses will be improved!
With all these revamps to the game systems wouldn’t you think we need a revamp of the guild skills and the Family system? Am I right? Too bad it’s not coming in RED but there will be a complete revamp to the professions system which will include creation of scrolls!
After this the screen fades out and we see animated movie. There are a few images that you can see above. The last image says: MapleStory: Child of God.
The Child of God? In the video you can see Rhinne, the Goddess of Time and a few of the Black Mage’s commanders in a discussion. I have no idea who the person with the glasses is but we’ll find out soon.
Before the festival I posted a blog post about what is coming soon. I discovered that in the Tespia patch of 1.2.477 new job IDs were added to the quest data. There are already a lot of quests about this new class and it is definitely related to Rhinne and the Child of God.
The animated video has not been uploaded yet to any media site. Once it is available I will upload it on my YouTube channel with English sub! ^^
This is what was shown at the 1st festival of MapleStory. Or not…
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