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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Level 200 !

A quick and short update this time: I finally accomplished level 200 on my Zero character! It took me a few weeks to level it from 100 to 200.
I like Zero so much that I switched my Evan character for it. Upon reaching level 200, you unlock your final Transcendent Skill which is Intensive Time.
This Transcendent Skill is basically Hero’s Echo. However, with Zero’s Time Holding skill, you can reset its cooldown time of 2 hours every 2 minutes and 55 seconds.

Time Holding is another Transcendent Skill that you unlock upon reaching level 120. Time Holding resets the cooldown time of all your skills and makes you invisible to enemy’s attacks for a short period of time.
At level 200 and beyond, your character card of Zero gets an upgrade to +10% bonus EXP. Besides that and the Intensive Time skill, you do not get anything else. Not even a medal. But, you get the Child of God medal (+2 W.ATK/M.ATK) at level 180.

This is the level where you reach the end of Zero’s story line and break free from Mirror World. What’s there to do after level 200? Nothing… yet. It would be a smart move of Nexon to simultaneously release a new high leveled area with the 5th job advancement. Like Leafre and the 4th job advancement release.

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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From Zero to 160

Exactly one week ago, the Child of God content update was released in the test server. This content contains the new playable character Zero, the new world Mirror World and new systems.
I have played in the test server and in the public server. So far I have gotten my Zero to Lv. 140. I will let you know my impressions on this content later in this post, including a Q&A.
If you are interested in playing a Zero in the future, you might want to read this.

But first, I want to tell you that I have finally achieved Lv. 160 on my Evan since yesterday! If you didn’t know, Evan gets their last advancement or mastery at this level.
I think I will take a short break and wait until Critias is released in the test server, which should happen very soon.

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MapleStory – RED

Hello everyone. I want to thank the people who visited my Twitch channel to see the livestream. I apologize for the random buffering but I hope you enjoyed the show.
Yesterday there was a press conference by Nexon to showcase the RED (Revolution, Evolution, Delight) update. I have seen it and I have to say that most of the information is already known and was released at the 1st Festival event. The RED update is split in three separate updates.

I’ll begin to say that nothing of the 5th Job Advancement was said. In late May, Nexon had announced in an interview that they were working on the development of 5th Job. However, because of the large amount of work and detail that has to be spent on the skills it will take some time. My take on it is that we will probably see something around winter.

Anyway, I don’t want to keep you waiting! Some interesting information has been announced yesterday, so read below the cut for more.

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Do you crave for more RED information?

Hey everyone! I haven’t posted in a while but I wanted to let you know that the Thief and Pirate revamp are already released in the test server.
Head over to my YouTube channel to see my recent uploads. OrangeMushroom or also known as Max has it covered it on his blog, so you can check it out on there.

Since we are on the subject of MapleStory RED, I want to let you know something. If you are not familiar yet with the RED update, please click here.
Nexon needs to release the RED logo so I can put it on the right side of my blog for an easier navigation.

Next week on the 26th there will be a major announcement. In my RED update post I told you the following: “What does the RED update mean for MapleStory? Remember that this is just an update preview. More information will be revealed in June.
That’s right! More information about RED will be revealed next week. I tried searching for news articles about a press conference from Nexon but I found none so far.
This makes me think that Nexon will take the same route like they did with Tempest: a press conference in the form of a video.

Check back soon for more exciting details!