The tenth day living as a Saint Saver & The new Pirate

As a Saint Saver I have been given rewards for doing my duties. I got the last reward today.
If you don’t know what the Saint Saver event is, click here.

I purified more than 500 monsters and I got a stamp in my Attendance Book.

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What’s coming after Jump!?

Today the patch for the last part of Jump! has been released to the public server, the ”Arrow of Speed” update.
Don’t worry my friends! There are no nerfs since part 2. From what I’ve heard from friends, the new revamped Party Quests are nice. Fast experience gain.
I will soon make a new blog entry about this update.

So…. Jump! is coming to an end. What’s next? The data of this patch gave me the answer.
The patch note from this update said that Nautilus Port is in the middle of an upgrade.

NPC Valerie! Valerie is the student of Kyrin. Missiles? Construction site?
What is she planning? Hmm…  Valerie told me that she has something in store. Something about.. a secret weapon twice as strong. However, she told me it was a secret.

Hahahaha! You can’t hide secrets from me, Valerie! I know that there is going to be a new Pirate class!
There is a script attached to her in the data. The script is called ”cannon_forewarning”.
The forewarning is her current dialogue. Cannon has to be the new secret weapon that the new Pirate class will use.

New Pirate class?
Read after the jump!

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KMST V302 ~ Hawkeye set

What do you get when you combine these items?

+ + + +

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9/1 – Current videos of the updated skills

Here are some videos after the balance patch and test server patch.
My previous post contains videos in the test server.

I will try my best to search for better videos.
Thank you for those who uploaded the original videos.

KMST 1.2.275 ~ Skill Updates: Backstep Shot (Haste + Wings)

KMS ver. 1.2.89 ~ Skill Updates: Fist, Energy Charge, Buster and Dragon Strike

KMST 1.2.278 ~ Skill Updates: Strafe

KMS ver. 1.2.89 ~ Skill Updates: Blast, Holy Charge, Rush, Thunder Charge and Charged Blow

KMS ver. 1.2.89 ~ Lv. 150 Paladin with updated skills hunting in Road of Regrets 5

The popularity of Evan

Nexon Korea announced that with the release of the new job Evan, Maple Story recorded 240,000 simultaneous users during the Christmas period.

The release of Evan received an explosive reaction from users who have waiting for the big update.
This means Evan did not break the record. Nexon Korea recorded 240,000 simultaneous users when Knights of Cygnus was released in December 2008 and one year later Evan has done the same.

The release of the Pirate job in 2007  had a total of 200,000 simultaneous users. The same for Aran.
Right now South Korean students have a very long winter break, which means they have more available time to play.

We’ll see how the next job will do. The future will tell.

I have some other news that might be worth telling you; MapleStory DS is coming very soon. It looks like Nexon Korea is planning to release MapleStory DS in January. It was originally planned to be released in September 2007, but the schedule was extended.

Maple DS does not support Wi-Fi.

The last thing I want to tell is that the new creation of Wizet Studio ”Kavatina Story” has decided to temporarily pull the plug.
Kavatina Story (MapleStory 3D) a game created by Wizet Studio has been in OBT (Open Beta) since July 2009.
I stopped playing this game because the team did not release big updates. This also caused other players to lose interest in the game.

On December 31st the service will end and you will not be able to play.
Kavatina Story will be back with a new look and updates once they finished development.

Lv. 43 and still going strong

My Evan is slowly heading towards level 50. Today I leveled to 43 and a few Evan quests became available.

It’s so incredible easy to acquire SP from quests. There is a level 42 [Evan] quest where you need to visit chief Tatamo. Talk to the chief and you get 1 Fourth Master SP, then Mir wants to talk to you. After the short talk you will get 2 Fourth Master SP from Mir.

Hooray for free easy SP!
Three more levels for the next [Evan] quest and medal. A secret organization medal… hmm..

16 SP in Ice Breath and 0 in Elemental Reset and look I’m already doing great damage!
I hope the Cassandra event will give me a Lv. 64 Maple Wand/Staff. So far I got the crappy transformation candies… Damn you! orz

The poor slime in Ellinia and the silly Stumps in Perion.
Level 50.. soon!

I found another video of the new updated skills in Tespia.
This one is a Pirate demonstrating the no minimum range and the improved Double Fire.

MapleStory 2 & Major updates in 2010

Last year, I posted an entry about MapleStory 2 and MapleStory going 3D.
Many people were confused and thought MapleStory 3D was MapleStory 2. Well, here’s an update: it’s not.

MapleStory 2 was brought up and it was said in a press conference (to introduce the new class Evan) that the development team for MapleStory 2 was created last year and has been in development.
That’s all what we get to hear, more details cannot be revealed at the moment.
At least, it is 100% confirmed that the sequel to MapleStory will be released in the future.

In 2010, there will be major updates. For instance, in winter, MapleStory will release a new class + another major update. And the next summer, they are thinking whether they should release a new class or update current ones.

It’s not a surprise that more classes will be created, seeing the two latest (Aran & Evan) belong in the ”hero” category.

Now to something else: Today,  at G-STAR 2009,  players can experience the new class Evan in advance. (Can only access a few maps)
The teaser website opened as well, which shows us that Evan will be released in KMS on December 17, 2009.

[Click here to see the poster of Evan]

Will Nexon break another record?

December 2007 Pirate: A total of 200,000 simultaneous users was measured.
December 2008 Knights of Cygnus: A total of 250,000 simultaneous users was measured.
July 2009 Aran:  A total of 200,000 simultaneous users was measured.

The class that achieved the highest amount of concurrent users is Knights of Cygnus. Do you think Evan will surpass the 250,000 mark?