The 1st Impact

The first update of RED, “1st Impact” has finally hit the public server yesterday.

[ Official MapleStory RED Opening ]

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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!

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.