[Extended] GMS 0.89: The Visitors


**Update!** Some update processes are taking longer than expected, so the maintenance has been extended by 2 hours. The maintenance is now scheduled to complete at 8:00 AM, August 19th Pacific Time (11:00 AM, August 19th Eastern Time.) Thank you for your patience.

The Visitors, v.89 update will be going live this Wednesday! During this period, all MapleStory game servers will be unavailable. This maintenance will last approximately 8 hours.

-Time-

Pacific: 10:00 PM – 6:00 AM, Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Eastern: 1:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Thursday, August 19th, 2010

-New Content-

The Visitor Event

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Attention Maple World inhabitants!

The appearance of giant alien spaceships hovering over the major towns of Maple World and the deployment of alien troops have necessitated that the formerly secret OSSS reveal itself in an attempt to bring this long-anticipated threat to Maple World to an end.

The OSSS is now holding open enrollment for any Maple World residents who wish to help push back the tide of alien devastation. If you would like to help, see Dr. Bing, OSSS head, on August 18 to begin your induction process and the multi-stage plan to reclaim Maple World from the Visitors!

This plan will unfold in multiple real-time stages.

Schedule:

Note: Even when the next stage opens, contents from previous stages will be available.

Stage 1:

Recruits will be run through the OSSS initiation by Dr. Bing, the head of the organization. To defeat the aliens, we will need to recover an energy source that can only be found in the future. You must seek out the parts necessary to build a time machine.

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Stage 2:
Report back here for more information next week.

Stage 3:
Report back here for more information.

Stage 3:
Report back here for more information.

Remember, much like saving the world, clearing each stage is a Maple World-wide group effort. Team work is the key to victory. And of course the great minds of OSSS wouldn’t send you out to battle the fearsome invaders without the proper gear. You will be provided with standard issue Bing Suit that you can customize.

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Click here to see all the attainable Equips throughout the event

Good luck to us all.

One a Day Sale: Part 3

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They say the third time’s the charm and that’s never been more true than our insanely popular One a Day sale! In fact, it’s so popular that we’re extending it again. So if you didn’t get what you wanted before, from August 18 through September 14, 2010, you can find what you need during the One a Day Sale – Round 3!

Imagine one amazing Cash Shop item going on sale for one day, every day at various discount rates! You’ll not only see Equip items but some of your other favorites like pets and more! Be sure to log in each day and check out the One a Day tab at the Cash Shop to purchase that day’s discount item.

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Update Notes

V.89, The Visitors Update Notes

New Content

-          The Visitors Episodic Event: This gMS exclusive content is now available to all players. Alien ships are appearing over the skies of Maple World and they are deploying troops. Are you brave enough to face off with the aliens? Each stage will last for a set period of time before the next stage opens.

o    Stage 1

§  The Omega Sector Secret Service (OSSS) is being deployed to deal with the alien infestation. Will you answer the call?

§  Not just anyone can take part in fighting the aliens. You’ll have to go through a grueling screening process that includes a selection of almost impossible questions!

§  Help the OSSS agents and prove your worth and you’ll be taken to the hidden OSSS base.

§  Assist Dr. Bing in creating a time machine so you can save the future of the MapleWorld

§  Additional daily quests are available to earn items that can be used to purchase upgrades for the Bing suit.

o    Stage 2

§  Stage 2 is only available to players how have completed all stage 1 quests.

§  Travel to the future to help Dr. Bing collect materials from the aliens needed to make an improved Bing suit.

§  Use the new Bing suit to defeat the aliens.

o    Stage 3

§  Stage 3 is available after a set time has passed.

§  Fight through the mother ship to eliminate the leader of the Visitors.

§  Encounter 1 of 9 different dungeon layouts; each has 2 mid bosses and a final boss.

§  Each cube in the dungeon is different so you’ll have to use your wits to stay alive.

o    Stage 4

§  Stage 4 quests are only available to players who have reached the end of stage 3.

§  A new set of quests are available from an NPC at the end of the mother ship.

§  Be sure to wear your Bing suits when attempting these final missions.

New Items

-          Big Machine Alpha Suit – A temporary suit given by Dr. Bing. Prevents damage from alien energies.

o    Upgrades can be bought with medals.

o    Each piece of the suit can be “scrolled” using cells or cores bought for 50 medals each. They have 100% success rate.

o    If you lose your suit, talk to Dr. Bing to receive a replacement suit.

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-     Visitors Related Items

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Sword

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Sword

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Sword

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Sword

o    The VIP One-Handed Sword

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Axe

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Axe

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Axe

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Axe

o    The VIP One-Handed Axe

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest One-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    The VIP One-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (LUK)

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (LUK)

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (LUK)

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (LUK)

o    The VIP Dagger (LUK)

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (STR)

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (STR)

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (STR)

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Dagger (STR)

o    The VIP Dagger (STR)

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Blade

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Blade

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Blade

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Blade

o    The VIP Blade

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Wand

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Wand

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Wand

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Wand

o    The VIP Wand

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Staff

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Staff

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Staff

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Staff

o    The VIP Staff

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Sword

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Sword

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Sword

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Sword

o    The VIP Two-Handed Sword

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Axe

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Axe

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Axe

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Axe

o    The VIP Two-Handed Axe

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Two-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    The VIP Two-Handed Blunt Weapon

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Spear

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Spear

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Spear

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Spear

o    The VIP Spear

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Polearm

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Polearm

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Polearm

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Polearm

o    The VIP Polearm

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Bow

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Bow

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Bow

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Bow

o    The VIP Bow

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Crossbow

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Crossbow

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Crossbow

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Crossbow

o    The VIP Crossbow

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Claw

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Claw

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Claw

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Claw

o    The VIP Claw

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Knuckle

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Knuckle

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Knuckle

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Knuckle

o    The VIP Knuckle

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Gun

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Gun

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Gun

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Gun

o    The VIP Gun

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Ring

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Ring

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Ring

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Ring

o    The VIP Ring

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    The VIP Warrior Shield

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    The VIP Magician Shield

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    The VIP Thief Shield

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Warrior Shield

o    The VIP Warrior Shield

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Magician Shield

o    The VIP Magician Shield

o    1st Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Thief Shield

o    The VIP Thief Shield

o    1st Unwelcome Guest Earrings

o    2nd Unwelcome Guest Earrings

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Earrings

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Earrings

o    The VIP Earrings

o    1st Unwelcome Guest Necklace

o    2nd Unwelcome Guest Necklace

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Necklace

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Necklace

o    The VIP Necklace

o    1st Unwelcome Guest Belt

o    2nd Unwelcomed Guest Belt

o    3rd Unwelcomed Guest Belt

o    Last Unwelcomed Guest Belt

<For more info about the new items see here>

New Events!

o    Dual Blade Level Up (Extended until 9/1).

§  When a Dual Blade levels up during the event they will be rewarded with rewards for reaching milestone levels of 20,30,50,70, and 100.

§  Dual Blades who start off at level 30 will receive the level 50 reward.

o    369 Event (9/1 ~ 9/28)

§  For each hour you log in a bonus EXP is awarded for every 3rd monster killed.

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o    MapleStory’s Most Wanted (9/1 ~ 9/28)

§  Depending on your level, Cassandra will assign a monster for you to hunt.

§  Repeatable once per day.

§  Every time you repeat the wanted quest the award EXP is increased. So don’t miss out!

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o    Spirit Week (9/5 ~ 9/19) – players receive a gift or a buff depending on the day of the event.

§  Monday – Characters level 10 or higher can trade in 10% and 60% scrolls for 15% and 65% scrolls. Can be done 5 times per day. Scrolls become untradeable after the conversion.

  • Only certain scrolls are eligible for the upgrade.

§  Tuesday – Characters level 10 or higher will receive a Teleport rock that expires in a week. Limited to 1 item per day.

§  Wednesday – 2x Drop event from the top of the hour to half past the hour from 3PM to 9PM server time. (3PM – 3:30PM, 4PM – 4:30PM, 5PM – 5:30PM, etc)

§  Thursday – An Owl of Minerva will be given out to characters level 10 and higher. Limited to once per day and item has a one week expiration date.

§  Friday – Additional 30% EXP bonus for the 5 quests done for that day.

§  Saturday – 2x party bonus EXP will be given when you’re in a group. This does not mean that killing monsters will yield 2x EXP.

§  Sunday – Drop rates of items with good stats will increase. In addition potions from NPCs will be sold with a 5% discount.

New Cash Shop Items

-          Due to popular demand, the One-A-Day sale continues!

-          Bing Monkey Package

-          Pam’s song

<Click here for more information on cash item list>

Bug Fixes/Changes

-        There is a known issue with using Dual Blade Mastery books. Please make sure you have at least 1 SP before using the book in order to gain the 1 SP gained from the Mastery Books.

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Posted on August 16, 2010, in MapleGlobal News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. i will try to get a video for that

  2. lol, it’s not gms exclusive

    • Yes it is GMS original. As -HIME- has said many times of the official forums, The Visitors event was created by Nexon America for Global MapleStory. Both GMS and ThaiMS were scheduled to get it in August. Unfortunately, ThaiMS’s monthly update was scheduled before GMS’s was, so they ended up getting it first. And the mention of it being GMS exclusive is from the official patch notes. It must be true because Nexon America doesn’t lie.

      Look at -HIME-‘s first post.

  3. Yeah, excuse the Writer. He’s new. :)

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