MapleStory: You & I


Information about the Winter update has been revealed. To read more about the “You & I” update, please click here. While you’re at it, click the FOLLOW button  in the top-right corner to follow me on Tumblr.

MapleStory ~ Official Webtoon: Demian (Chapter 3)

The first and second chapter in English can be found here and here, thanks to Maplf. The artist (다솜) who created this webtoon has a Daum blog which can be found here.
I had spare time so this was possible all because of that. Anyway, read after the jump. Translation by me. Everything else by 다솜 (Dasom). :-)

Caution: After you have clicked on “read more”, please note that the images are really big, so therefore it might load slow. 

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The Maple Auction in RED

The second content update of RED, “Child of God” was released on the 18th. It added a new playable character class Zero, a new world Mirror World and the Maple Auction. Nowadays, you can expect an animated video with the launch of a new class. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here are two animated videos that are used in Zero’s tutorial:

That Day

Nine meets the Girl

Enable the English subtitle by pressing the CC button. In the tutorial you play as Nine. He named himself Zero after his past has been continuing for 9 times and wanted to start over. Therefore he is now known as Zero. The handsome grey-haired person with a book in his hands is Will, a new commander of the evil Black Mage. Critias is coming closer to launch in the test server. In Critias, you will see the appearance of the commanders. I’m curious, but we’ll have to wait a bit.

But let’s discuss the new Maple Auction system!

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Captain! Battleship is ready for take off!

”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.

Dark Knight, RISE

”The Dark Knight who signs a contract with death will have its true nature revealed!”

This page was taken from the Secret Diary of Inkwell. It gives players a preview of what is coming soon to MapleStory.
I hope by now you know that all adventurers will be completely overhauled in the RED update. The scroll in the image above says at the top: Reincarnation.

Yesterday the MapleStory client was updated to version 1.2.194 adding several new content. In this update it brought skill refinements and balancing to the Wild Hunter, Aran, Evan, Xenon, Kaiser, Angelic Buster, Demon Avenger, Phantom, Mercedes and finally the Wind Breaker. It added a new theme dungeon for players above Lv. 30 called the Fairy Academy of Elinel.

A new party quest Altar of Masteria has been implemented. This party quest can be accessed through Crimsonwood Castle in Masteria via the Mirror of Dimension. It is the Korean version of the GMS Crimsonwood Keep party quest but I’d say.. less exciting. Hopefully I can bring a video of this party quest to you soon.
New bosses as souls are available: Ephinia and Arkarium. I’m on my quest to get Cygnus though! A few existing theme dungeons and party quests have been changed to more convenience.

I want to bring this post to your attention. I’ve said that I discovered new job ids in the quest data in a new test server patch.
Three weeks ago a Korean user on insoya found out about a new warrior class whose name was 에테르 (Ether). He said he got it from the MapleStory executable which means an unpacked client.
I didn’t believe it when I first saw it, even though he posted images as proof of his discovery. But now I don’t think he is lying.
When I go back to that post of three weeks ago and view his images, I see strings of information related to the world merge area. This area can be accessed by all characters from all the worlds in the game. We learned about the world merge area on May 19. This means the user could not know about it three weeks ago.
Besides that, there are also strings with the name Zero in it such as: 제로 착용 가능 (Equipable as Zero).

Time will tell, my friends.

Amazing 10! Hot Time!

Today is May 4, 2013. Five days ago MapleStory turned 10 years old! However, the Anniversary update has already been released earlier.
There are tons of new events, Anniversary equipment and content. I will not be covering most of the events and content anymore. I have to look what is ahead of me, right?

Today there was a Hot Time event. Exactly at 2:30 PM everyone who is logged on in the game will receive a special Hot Time box.

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