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[GMS]v.106 Alliance Rising!


Welcome back to Maple-News everyone!

During the time we have been offline, Maple Story has gone thorough quite a number of updates. The last game update that we covered was Ascension, ever since then Maple Story has gone through several updates. The Legend Update

Here are the official patch notes for game update v.106 – Alliance Rising:

New Skills

All classes can gain a new skill:

  • Willpower of Alliance (Master level 1): Permanently increases STR/DEX/INT/LUK/ATT/M.ATT +5. Can be obtained by completing The Birth of an Alliance quest. Req Lev: 75

Aran gained two new skills:

  • Regained Memory Master Level 1):An Aran exclusive skill that can be obtained through the Arkarium quests. Permanently increases ATT +10, Weapon DEF +300, Speed +10, Critical Rate +5%, and Additional 5% damage when attacking a boss monster.
  • Physical Training (Master Level 10): This is a new passive skill that permanently increases STR and DEX.

Evan gained three new skills:

  • Inherited Will (Master Level 1): An Evan-exclusive skill that can be obtained through the Arkarium quests. Permanently increases M. ATT + 10, M. DEF +300, HP+15%, All Stats +10, and additional 5% damage when attacking a boss monster.
  • High Wisdom (Master Level 10): Passive buff. Permanently increases INT.
  • Teleport Mastery (Master Level 10): Active buff. Permanently increases the teleport distance. When Teleport skill is used, the enemies near by the destination are hit with damage and stunned at a set rate.

Silent Crusade Reloaded

The Black Mage stops at nothing to get his way, even if that means altering time to wipe out the past victories of the Silent Crusade. Rediscover the adventure of Silent Crusade and build camaraderie with Starling and Crow.

Version Update Information

  • The newest version of Silent Crusade has been added.
  • The previous version of Silent Crusade has been removed. Players can no longer complete the quests in progress.
  • Previous version of Crusader Coin has been replaced with the new version.
  • The Silent Crusade Supply Box NPCs were removed from each town. You can access the shop by talking to Wence in the Silent Crusade Hideout in Edelstein, which is accessible through the hidden portal to the right in the Edelstein City Hall map.
  • Existing Crusader medals, rings, belts, shoulder equipments, and necklaces will remain in the user’s possession and will not be removed.
  • No change was made to the Crusader Codex.
  • Master Monsters Portals were renamed Mystic Gates.
  • You will interact with both Starling and Crow regardless of your character’s gender.

Contents

  • Requirement: You must be level 45 or higher to start the quest chain.
  • The [Silent Crusade] A Cry for Help quest will be delivered through the Event Notifier icon once you reach level 45.
  • The Silent Crusade is a secret group in Maple World that specializes in eliminating especially powerful monsters.
  • You will hunt many existing Master Monsters as well as several all new ones.
  • Master Monsters are placed in their own unique maps which are accessible through the Mystic Gate. Location of each Mystic Gate is specified in the quest dialogs.
  • You can enter the Mystic Gates 15 times a day.
  • You no longer need to be in a party to enter.
  • Additional Master Monsters unrelated to the Silent Crusade story line have also been moved from their regular maps to special maps that can be reached by going through the Mystic Gates.
  • Completing the quests earns you rings, EXP, potions, medals, and Crusader Coins.
  • You can purchase various special items through Wence in the Silent Crusade hideout in Edelstein.
  • The Crusader Shop contains various potions, weapons, armors, scrolls, and more.

New Boss Expedition: Arkarium

    • Character Requirement: You must be level 120 or higher and must have completed the Silent Crusade and Arkarium chain quests.
    • Expedition Requirement: Each Arkarium Expedition can include 6 to 18 characters.
    • You can access the waiting map through a new portal at the end of Three Doors in Temple of Time.
    • If you die in the battle, you will be resurrected in a map that is only a portal away from them battle.
      Rewards:

    • Dominator Pendant (Untradeable, Unique Equipped Item, REQ LEV: 140, All Classes, PENDANT, STR/DEX/INT/LUK+20, MaxHP/MaxMP+10%, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT+3, Weapon DEF/Magic DEF+100, Number of upgrades available: 5, Can be traded once with Platinum Scissors of Karma, Permanently raises Ambition/Willpower/Charm+120 when equipped)
    • Fragment of Distorted Time (Untradeable. A scroll for the Dominator Pendant only. Success Rate: 70%, PAD+3, MAD+3, All Stats+3, PDD+25, MDD+25, MaxHP+25, ACC+30, EVA+30, Speed+3, Jump+2, If fails, the item will be destroyed at 100%.)
    • Berserker’s Eternal Ring (Part of Immortal Hero Set) (Trade disabled when equipped, Unique Equipped Item, REQ LEV: 30, All Classes, RING, STR/DEX/INT/LUK+5, Weapon ATT+2, Weapon DEF/Magic DEF +30, Accuracy +75, Number of Upgrades Available: 1, Can be traded once with Platinum Scissors of Karma, Permanently raises Ambition/Willpower/Charm+80 when equipped.)
    • Guardian’s Eternal Ring (Part of Immortal Hero Set) (Trade disabled when equipped, Unique Equipped Item, REQ LEV: 30, All Classes, RING, STR/DEX/INT/LUK+5, Weapon DEF+150, Magic DEF+50, Avoidability+75, Number of Upgrades Available: 1, Can be traded once with Platinum Scissors of Karma, Permanently raises Ambition/Willpower/Charm+80 when equipped.)
    • High Lord’s Eternal Ring (Part of Eternal Hero Set) (Trade disabled when equipped, Unique Equipped Item, REQ LEV: 30, All Classes, RING, STR/DEX/INT/LUK+5, Magic ATT+2, Weapon DEF/Magic DEF +30, Accuracy +75, Number of Upgrades Available: 1, Can be traded once with Platinum Scissors of Karma, Permanently raises Ambition/Willpower/Charm+80 when equipped.)
    • Oracle’s Eternal Ring (Part of Eternal Hero Set) (Trade disabled when equipped, Unique Equipped Item, REQ LEV: 30, All Classes, RING, STR/DEX/INT/LUK+5, Weapon DEF+50, Magic DEF+150, Avoidability+75, Number of Upgrades Available: 1, Can be traded once with Platinum Scissors of Karma, Permanently raises Ambition/Willpower/Charm+80 when equipped.)
    Set effects:

  • Immortal Hero Set: Equip both Berserker’s Eternal Ring and Guardian’s Eternal Ring. All Stats+15, Weapon ATT+10.
  • Eternal Hero Set: Equip both High Lord’s Eternal Ring and Oracle’s Eternal Ring. All Stats+15, Magic ATT +10.

New Quests

The Birth of an Alliance Chain Quest

    • The Birth of an Alliance chain quest has been added. Witness the branches of justice coming together at last and gain a new skill, Willpower of Alliance.
    • To start, accept the following quest through the Event Notifier icon (a lightbulb) on the left side of the screen once you meet the requirements.

Requirements:

    • Explorer (Including Cannoneer and Dual Blade): Reach lv. 75.
    • Cygnus Knights: Complete [Capture the Puppeteer!], Reach lv. 75.
    • Aran: Complete [Neinheart's Gratitude], Reach lv 75.
    • Evan: Complete [The Target of Rage], Reach lv 75.
    • Resistance: Complete [Protecting Surl], Reach lv 40.
    • Demon Slayer: Complete [Outside World?], Reach lv 40.
    • Mercedes: Complete [Enemy and Friend], Reach lv. 75.
    Rewards:

  • A new skill, Willpower of Alliance (see the Skills section)
  • A medal, A Member of the Maple Alliance (Exclusive item, Untradeable, All Classes, Type: Medal, Max HP +500, Max MP +500)
  • The player has to talk to Cygnus one last time to get their medal and leave the Conference Room of the Alliance.

New and Revised Mini Dungeons

Three new mini dungeons were added. One mini dungeon was revamped.

Newly Added:

  • Ludibrium: Clock Tower Lower Floor, Forgotten Path of Time <1>
  • Ludus Lake: Omega Sector, Kulan Field <1>
  • Nihal Desert: Ariant Town, The Burning Sand: Cactus Desert <1>
    Revised:

  • Nihal Desert: Magatia, Sahel Desert II (Monster and level design revamp)

New Hidden Streets

Three new hidden streets were added.

  • End of Cave:
    Location: Upper left corner of the Drake Cave: Cave Exit map
    Appearing Monsters: Drakes, Snack Bar
  • Silent Stillness 1 and 2:
    Location: Upper left corner of the Cursed Temple: Temple Entrance map
    Appearing monsters: Wild Kargo

Revised Contents

Hero Revamp: Aran and Evan

  • Aran and Evan’s skills were revamped.
  • All Aran and Evan characters will receive 3 SP Reset Scrolls if they log in between the patch date and February 14th.
  • You can use the SP Reset Scrolls by double clicking on the item. All of the distributed SP will be reset and be available for your use.
  • The SP Reset Scrolls will be put into your USE inventory. If your inventory is full, make space and log-out/log-in to receive the items.
  • You must use the SP Reset Scrolls within 2 weeks once you receive them. The SP Reset Scrolls will be automatically deleted after the expiration date stated on the item.
  • SP Reset Scrolls are given only once per character.

 

Aran’s skills were revised as follows:

  • Combo Ability: Movement speed temporarily increases every 10 Combo counts.
  • Combat Step: Additional passive buff: Speed +15, maximum Speed cap +20. Cooldown has been significantly reduced. The distance covered with the skill has been increased.
  • Final Charge: The mastery level has been decreased from 20 to 10. The distance covered with skill has been increased.
  • Combo Drain: Duration of the buff has been significantly increased.
  • Rolling Spin: Damage has been increased.
  • Might: Additional passive buff: ATT and DEF increase.
  • Combo Critical: Additional active buff: max Critical Damage increase.
  • Cleaving Blows: Additional active buff: Increased chance of ignoring the monster’s DEF. Damage reduction rate has been increased (i.e. less damage is lost when hitting multiple enemies.)
  • Combo Judgment: Attacks 3 times instead of 1.
  • Final Blow: Attacks 3 times instead of 1. A chance to ignore the mosnter’s DEF. Increased hitting range.
  • Combo Barrier: The buff duration has been slightly increased.
  • High Defense: Damage reduction rate has been increased (i.e. less damage is lost when hitting multiple enemies.)
  • Combo Tempest: Passive effect of permanently increasing the Combo Judgment damage has been added.
  • Sudden Strike: The damage increase for Final Toss and Final Charge has been raised.

 

Evan’s skills were revised as follows:

  • Dragon Soul: Added passive buff: Attack Speed +1, Weapon DEF +145, Magic DEF +145.
  • Magic Guard: Damage to MP conversion rate has been increased to 85%. Buff duration has been significantly increased.
  • Ice Breath: Damage has been increased.
  • Elemental Decrease: The skill has become a 5th job skill.
  • Slow: The skill has been removed.
  • Magic Flare: Damage has been increased.
  • Dragon Thrust: Damage has been increased.
  • Magic Booster: The attack speed increase amount has been changed to 2.
  • Breath: Damage and maximum target count have been increased.
  • Killer Wings: Damage has been increased.
  • Dragon Fury: Magic ATT increase rate has been raised to 35%.
  • Earthquake: Damage has been increased. Maximum target count at skill level 1 is set to 6.
  • Onyx Shroud: Master level was reduced from 20 to 15.
  • Recovery Aura: Master level was reduced from 10 to 5.
  • Illusion: Inflicted damage amount and ignored monster DEF amount have been increased.
  • Flame Wheel: Attack count is increased to 3. Total cumulative damage is increased. Maximum target count has been increased to 8.
  • Blessing of the Onyx: M.ATT increase amount has been raised.
  • Blaze: Inflicted damage amount and ignored monster DEF amount have been increased.
  • Soul Stone: Maximum target count has been increased to 6.
  • Onyx Will: The body attack effect was removed. Damage reduction effect has been added.

General Skill Changes

  • A Mercedes skill bug has been fixed. (Monsters were not being knocked back when Gust Dive and Charge Drive were used in succession.)
  • Demon Slayer’s Binding Darkness and Warrior’s (Explorer) Magic Crash cannot be used consecutively on monsters. (Monsters that are affected by Binding Darkness or Magic Crash will resist the skills at 100% for 1 minute after the effect wears off.)

General Themed Dungeon Revamps

  • Mushroom Castle, Kerning Square, and Chryse were revamped.
  • The starting and completion requirements of some quests have become less strict.
  • Themed dungeon maps were redesigned for smoother game play.
  • EXP rewards from quests have been significantly increased.
  • Players will no longer be able to kick a party member from the party during a party quest.

Dungeon Specific Changes

Mushroom Castle

  • Players can now enter the map for the [Bringing Down King Pepe] quest alone.

Chryse

  • Players can now enter the map for the [Challenging Xerxes] quest alone.
  • When a party member picks up Xerxes’s Necklace, the item will appear in every party member’s inventory so long as they are in the same map.

Kerning Square

  • When a party member picks up Spirit of Rock’s Music Score, the item will appear in every party member’s inventory so long as they are in the same map.

Pet Speed Revision

  • Speed of the pets will automatically match their master’s.
  • You no longer have to complete the [Kenta's Advice] quest.
  • [Kenta's Advice] will no longer be available.

Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest Revamp: Part 1

  • The Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest (CWKPQ) is available again.
  • The original 5 Explorer classes can participate. (Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief, Pirate)
  • The three Legends classes, Cannoneer, Mercedes, and Demon Slayer, can participate now.
  • Additional classes will be added later as Part 2 of the revamp.
  • The newly added classes can use the following 2nd job skills in Stage 2:
  • Cannoneer (Pirate): Scatter Shot, Barrel Bomb
  • Mercedes (Bowman): Piercing Storm, Rising Rush
  • Demon Slayer (Warrior): Soul Eater, Dark Thrust

There are many Skill Changes along with the new skills added to the Aran and Evan classes. The Silent Crusade quest line is finally updated, and there is a new Expedition Boss added, Arkarium. Akarium brings along many new items, that give some nice buffs. CWKPQ is finally back now, which is relieving so many Maplers. Several changes to the Dungeons were added as they are made to be more helpful.

The new events being added can be found below:

 

Events

New Legends Shop

  • NPC Lucia has been added to the major towns of Maple World.
  • Open from February 1 to March 8.
  • The shop sells various Legends exclusive equips and scrolls that can upgrade the item.
  • The items can be purchased by Legends Maple Coins.
  • You can obtain the Legends Maple Coins by trading in the Legends Maple Leaves. (100 Legends Maple Leaves = 1 Maple Coin.) Legends Maple Leaf is a monster drop item.
  • Legends Maple Coins can be obtained through the [Raise a Maple Coin Tree] quest as well.

Legendary Thank You Events

Protect the Fireworks Festival

    • February 1 – February 28
    • You must be level 10 or higher.
    • Talk to Gaga and receive the Wet Fireworks item. Keep it in the SETUP inventory for 30 minutes to turn it into 1 Dry Fireworks. Wet Fireworks will disappear if you log out before it turns into Nice Dry Fireworks. (Repeatable)
    • Rewards: EXP (varies by character level)

[Legends] Legends of Happiness!

    • February 1 – March 14
    • Reach level 50 or level 70 on one of the Legends classes (Cannoneer, Mercedes, Demon Slayer). Accept the quest from Gaga.
    • Rewards: At level 50, Tania Cloak (Cash Decorative Item, Cape, Charm +30) At level 70: Mercury Cloak (Cash Decorative Item, Cape, Charm +30)

[Legends] I’m the Legendary Hero!

    • February 1 – March 14
    • Equip the full set of 7 Legendary Maple Armors and use the Orange Mushroom 30-day mount.
    • The full set contains the following:
    • The Orange Mushroom 30-Day mount can be obtained through the [From Golden Leaves to Mushrooms?] quest.
    • Reward: The True Legendary Hero Medal (All classes, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +8, MaxHP/MaxMP/ACC/Avoidability +80, In Battle Mode: ATT +2)

How to obtain the Legendary Maple Armors

    • The Legendary Maple Armors can be found in the Legendary Maple Box.
    • They are also available through NPC Lucia: Legends Shop with Legends Maple Coins.
    • Legends Maple Coins can be obtained by trading Legends Maple Leaves (monster drop item) or completing the [Raise a Maple Coin Tree] quest.

How to obtain the Orange Mushroom 30-day mount

  • You can obtain the mount through Gachapon.
  • You can also obtain the mount by collecting Golden Maple Leaves and completing the [From Golden Leaves to Mushrooms?] quest.
  • The Golden Maple Leaves can be obtained through [From Golden Leaves to Mushrooms?], [A Golden Maple Leaf A Day!], and [Monsters and the Golden Maple Leaf!].

Raise a Maple Coin Tree

    • February 1 – February 14
    • You must be level 10 or higher.
    • Monsters in your level range will drop the Legends Maple Coin Trees. Double-click the item to put it into an item pot, which is accessible through your inventory (the [I] key).
    • Feed the tree with ETC or Equip items in your level range to make them fall asleep. The tree will be available for harvesting in 30 minutes. (Repeatable)
    • Only the monsters whose level falls between 20 levels above or 10 levels below your character’s level will drop the Legends Maple Coin Trees.
    • Rewards: Legends Maple Coins, Sunrise Dew, Reindeer Milk, or the Legendary Maple Tree buff.
    • The Legendary Maple Tree buff varies by the character’s level:
      Lv. 1: ATT/M.ATT +10, MaxHP/MaxMP +100, Speed +20 for 30 minutes.
      Lv. 2: ATT/M.ATT +20, MaxHP/MaxMP +200, Speed + 20 for 30 minutes.
      Lv. 3: ATT/M.ATT +30, MaxHP/MaxMP +400, Speed+20 for 30 minutes.

From Golden Leaves to Mushrooms?

    • February 11 – March 14
    • You must be level 13 or higher.
    • Obtain 10 Golden Maple Leaves and talk to Gaga.
    • Reward: 1 Orange Mushroom 30-Day Coupon

A Golden Maple Leaf A Day!

    • February 1 – March 14
    • Pre-requisite: Accept [From Golden Leaves to Mushrooms?].
    • Accept the quest from Gaga. Afterwards, you can accept the quest from Gaga and receive the reward for each day you log in. (Repeatable once a day)
    • Reward: 1 Golden Maple Leaf

Monsters and the Golden Maple Leaf!

  • February 15 – March 14
  • Pre-requisite: Accept [From Golden Leaves to Mushrooms?].
  • Accept the quest from Gaga and eliminate 500 monsters in your level range. (Repeatable)
  • Only the monsters whose level falls between 20 levels above and 10 levels below your character’s level will count.
  • Rewards: 1 Golden Maple Leaf

Valentine’s Day Events

  • February 8 – February 21
  • Help to untangle the complicated love rectangle of Maple NPCs and reap EXP, buffs, and random rewards from the Valentine’s Day Box.
  • Each Valentine’s Day Box may contain one of many goodies, including the 2 Advanced Equip Enhancement Scrolls Coupon, 2 Equip Enhancement Scrolls Coupon, 2 Advanced Potential Scrolls Coupon, 2 Potential Scrolls Coupon and more.

Gaga’s Confession

    • Talk to Gaga and accept the quest. Monsters Bring 100 Gift Wrapping Papers back. (Repeatable)
    • The quest item can be obtained from all monsters.
    • Reward: EXP (varies by character level) and 1 Valentine’s Day Box

Admin’s Heart

    • Talk to Maple Administrator and accept the quest. Bring 100 Chocolates back. (Repeatable)
    • The quest item can be obtained from all monsters.
    • Reward: EXP (varies by character level) and 1 Valentine’s Day Box

Inkwell’s One-sided Love

    • Talk to Inkwell and receive 1 Melted Chocolate. Keep the item in your inventory for 30 minutes to turn it into 1 Completed Chocolate. (Repeatable)
    • Reward: EXP (varies by character level) and 1 Valentine’s Day Box

Who Does Cassandra Like?

    • Talk to Cassandra. Eliminate 1 Cake Monster that appears in certain maps.
    • Reward: EXP (varies by character level) and 1 Valentine’s Day Box

Love Spreader

    • Receive a buff from Cody every time you complete a set of the 4 Valentine’s Day quests above.
    • Reward: Valentine’s Day Buff (ATT/M. ATT +30)

Legendary Memories Events

  • February 22 – March 7
  • You must be level 10 or higher.
  • Celebrate the legendary memories with 7 days of events and a mountain of rewards.
  • Talk to Cassandra. Eliminate 50 daily quest items from the monsters of your level range and receive rewards. (Repeatable every 5 minutes.)
  • Only the monsters whose level is 10 levels will drop the items.
  • Quest items will drop after you accept the quest.
  • Receive the Memory Journal through the Legendary Memories quest to keep track of your events.

Rewards:

  • Day 1: EXP, 20 Power Elixirs
  • Day 2: EXP, 3 Virtue’s Blessing
  • Day 3: EXP, Choose 1 from the following:
    3 Legendary Mimir’s Well Water and 1 Bling Bling Monkey or
    3 Legendary Mimir’s Well Water and 1 Red Bling Bling Monkey
  • Day 4: EXP, 3 1.5x EXP Coupons
  • Day 5: EXP, 1 Advanced Equip Enhancement Scroll
  • Day 6: EXP, 1 Potential Scroll
  • Day 7: EXP, 1 Memory Box (One per day), 1 Legend Sweet and Tangy Earrings (Req Lev: 75, All classes, Untradeable, Category: Earring, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +3, DEF +50, Magic DEF +50, Available Upgrades: 5, This item can be transferred within an account once using a Sharing Tag.).

Each Memory Box may contain the following:

Elven Glasses, Pink Beach Parasol Chair, Clean Slate Scroll 10%, Potential Scroll, Special Potential Scroll, 3 1.5x EXP Coupon, 3 Legendary Mimir’s Well Water, 3 Virtue’s Blessing, 20 Power Elixirs, or 20 Watermelons

 

The events seem quite rewarding!

 

Cash Shop Update

New Pet: Storm Dragon and More

    • The new 90-day Storm Dragon pet has been added to the Cash Shop.
    • Its respective food item was added: Dragon Food.
    • Its respective pet equips was added: Dragon Orb.
    • It is also available as a package: Imperial Dragon Package (contains the 90-day Dragon pet, 1 Dragon Food, and 1 Dragon Orb)
    • Available under the New section of the Event tab.

New Legendary Booster Pack

    • The new Legendary Booster Pack gives out 3 Rare or higher ranked Familiars, one below Lv. 50, one below Lv. 100, and one Lv. 100 or higher.
    • Rare and Legendary familiars will each possess a unique skill.
    • Each pack comes with a Volatile Legend Familiar Stamp. Collect 20 and double-click on the icon to receive a special ticket.
    • Double-click on the special ticket to receive a random Legendary familiar.
    • Available under the New section of the Event tab.

AP and SP Reset Bundle Sale

    • AP and SP Reset Bundles are available for a limited time in the Cash Shop.
    • Available are: AP Reset (20), SP Reset – 1st Job (5), SP Reset – 2nd Job (5), SP Reset – 3rd Job (5), and SP Reset – 4th Job (5).
    • Each AP Reset allows you to remove one Ability Point from a stat and reallocate it to another stat.
    • Each SP Reset allows you to remove one Skill Point from a skill from a particular job tier and then reallocate it to another skill in the corresponding job tier.
    • Available under the Event section of the Event tab.

New Functional Item: Portable Storage

    • Gain unlimited access to Storage Keeper from almost anywhere for 30 days. The item is activated when purchased.
    • Available under the New section of the Event tab.

New Functional Item: Sharing Tag

    • Move the valuable untradeable items once from one character in your account to another.
    • Expires in 90 days if unused.
    • Available under the New section of the Event tab.

New Permanent Decorative Items

    • Winged Shoes, Bastille Hat, X-Ray Glasses, Traveler’s Cape
    • Available under the New section of the Event tab.

Limited-time Permanent Weapon Covers

    • Can be equipped over all weapons, including Hand Cannons and Dual Bowguns.
    • Full list: Janus Sword, Sachiel Sword, Veamoth Sword, Shooting Star, Butterfly Staff, Giant Pop with a Swirl, Fly Blue Bird, Blizzard Stick, Magic Heart Stick, Ducky Tube, Bunny Umbrella, Mini Wind Archer, Mini Night Walker, Mini Thunder Breaker, Mini Dawn Warrior, Mini Blaze Wizard, Rainbow Umbrella, Elizabeth Fan, Chocolate Dipped Stick, Orange Seraphim, Dynamic Seraphim, Bloody Ruby Sabre, Dark Magneta Sabre, Ombra & Luce Sabre, Pink Angel Syringe, Strawberry Delight
    • Available under the New section of the Event tab.

Continuing Sale: All Stars Hair Coupon

    • Grab an All Stars Hair Coupon, then head to Big Headward in Henesys Hair Salon to implement a random new look.
    • You can find the All Stars Hair Coupon by entering the Cash Shop and going to the Event section under the Event tab.

Fixes

  • The Party Play mobs in Henesys Ruins have been fixed and users can now get proper Party Play EXP in Knight District 1, Knight District 2, Knight District 3, Knight District 4, Knights’ Chamber 1, Knights’ Chamber 2 . Knights’ Chamber 3, Knights’ Chamber 4, Knights’ Chamber 5.
  • The Store Remote Pic issue has been resolved.
  • The Starling Face with purple eyes no longer appear as the Crow Face.
  • The description for Cannon Strike has been corrected.
  • The untranslated text that appears when you hover over Crossroads of Ereve and The Town of Ariant while on the world map has been translated.

Known Issues

  • Craw’s Pirate Hat is mislabeled as “Craw’s Telescope.”

The Cash Shop updates can be found above.

The patch is not such a bulky patch, just beginning to revamp the Heroes.

Let us know how you feel about the new classes, Cannoneers, Mercedes, and Demon Slayer, being added in the comments below.

-Impulse

 

Source(s).

http://maplestory.nexon.net

[GMS]{COMPLETE}Unscheduled Server Maintenance, 7/15/11! Update on GMS Updates.


Hello MNNians, It has been a while since there have been any GMS updates, and many updates have gotten to GMS in that time. I apologize for the lack of updates on the GMS Chaos update, but with the lack of time in many of our staff members schedules it gets a bit complicated. I have been busy with several things along with playing on GMS’s latest Server Chaos.

Since the first Chaos patch has reached GMS, the game has gotten much more unstable than Pre-Chaos. There were the large increase in exploits and what not, but I believe the Chaos patch has brought many more problems, to start things off, The first update had several extensions and many unscheduled maintenance’s following the patch. There was a lot of downtime, but we got through it.

At the moment right now, there is an Unscheduled Server Maintenance, here are the details:

Dear Maplers,

We will be performing an unscheduled server maintenance to address connection issues.  The maintenance will last approximately 2 hours.

-What-
All game servers will be down.

-When-
Pacific: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday July 15, 2011
Eastern: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday July 15, 2011

Thank you for your patience!

- The Maple Team -

There were many login problems for players about an hour before this. Players were unable to log in after logging out, and this was causing many to get angry.

 

Instead of quoting the Chaos Patch information, I will just list several links that I feel that you would want to see.

The Age of Heroes Patch Notes:

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00CMS&pageIndex=1

The Age of Heroes Skill Changes:

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00COs&pageIndex=1

The Age of Artisans Patch Notes:

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00CS3&pageIndex=1

Known Issues after Maintenance(6/30/11):

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=101&contentNo=00CO1&pageIndex=1

Known Issues with the Chaos Patch(7/7/11):

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00CRN&pageIndex=1

Professions and Trait Systems Information:

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=101&contentNo=00CRf&pageIndex=1

HackSheild Update and Several Fixes:

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=106&contentNo=00CQE&pageIndex=1

There has been a large increase in Hacking after the first Chaos Patch. The Wild Hunter class has fallen to countless popular hacks before, and now they fall once again. A new hack relating to the Wild Hunters Capture Monster skill. What it does is you switch around a few packets with the skill and you end up summoning a Pink Bean or any other monster you wish, and it does damage to all monsters on the map. The Pink Bean also casts the Pink Bean buff to all players on the map, this has been exploited before. The exp gained goes to the player and the drops are all dropped at the players feet. It gets more interesting, because there is also a way to glitch the map spawn to make the spawn rate jump insanely high. The widely known hacking website http://w8baby.com is where this hack originated from, and much of its hype is still there. They have also found a way to merge this into the BT hack, which basically is a lovely all in one package for many hackers.

For many this may seem like a good thing, the higher spawns, free Pink Bean buffs and several other things, but at the end of the day it is hacking, exploiting, whatever you want to call it, and it goes directly against the Nexon ToS. The hackers are barely getting banned, and the hacking seems to never stop. Many players have been questioning if Nexon is doing anything at all against these hackers, because the countless server maintenance s and updates do not seem to help one bit.

There were many speculations that the GMS Exclusive content at the end of Chaos would be the Visitor Content returning, because hackers were able to gain access to the Party Quest map, and do the Party Quest and gain items. This may or may not be the case, but it would be a great thing for the Newer Servers. This was fixed in a Scheduled Maintenance and along with this certain maintenance a HackShield update was sent out. The update has not prevented many hackers, but it has done some good. The Public Bypass on several hacking sites is currently unavailable because of this update. There are working VIP Bypasses, but they cost money and not everyone is willing to spend money on hacks. The Public Bypass which existed before the update has not been updated since and is still not functional. There may be days or even weeks before a new bypass is released. This has prevented half the hackers from hacking.

Once again, I apologize for the lack of updates, but I will try to keep pumping these articles out, I don’t have much help because this is what I  think of some of my staff members at the moment:

Impulsively,

Impulse

Source(s):

Official Maple Story Website

Dyneburst of GMS Chaos Server for the image.

w8baby.com

Gamekiller.net

 

 

[GMS]Scheduled Server Maintenance, 7/6/11!


A server check that we have needed for a while..

Hello Maplers!

We will be performing routine maintenance on MapleStory on July 6, 2011. During this period, all game servers will be unavailable. The game maintenance will last approximately nine hours. Name changes and world transfers will NOT be processed during this maintenance.


Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

-Time-

Pacific: 10:00 PM Wednesday, July 6, 2011 – 7:00 AM Thursday, July 7, 2011
Eastern: 1:00 AM – 10:00 AM Thursday, July 7, 2011
 

-What-

The following will be unavailable:
All MapleStory Game Servers

-Cash Shop Update-
- Hyper Teleport Rock in 1-day and 7-day versions
- Aura Pendant
- Permanent Pet Equips back on sale!
- Carrot, Baby Bottle, Pink Polka Dot Bow, Blue Polka Dot Bow


-Changes-
- HackShield update
- 6th Anniversary items that were originally tradeable are no longer trade blocked.

-Fixes-
- Distribution of two-person Mount Coupons to affected players.
- Big Headward accepts Royal Hair Coupons.
- Visitors maps are no longer accessible.

– The Maple Team –

Impulsively,

Impulse

Nexon Games Crash Once More!


As of 5:43pm est it seems that several Nexon Games such as Maple Story, Dungeon Fighter Online, and Combat Arms have crashed. From what we know it seems that before everyone was kicked off the servers if you logged off you could not log back on.

This little notice was left on the Nexon Sites:

 

Intermittent Login IssuesDate 7/2/2011

Dear players,
We are aware that some players are having difficulty logging into the website and/or game. We are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved shortly.
Thank you for your patience and we hope to have this fixed shortly.
-The Nexon team-

There were several events for MapleStory on this exact time, and it seems once again they have been ruined.

I know there has been no coverage of GMS Chaos Related Downtime, but I will update all of you on that as soon as I can. It’s just a lot to put together.

-Impulse

[NexonIsOnline]All Nexon Games and Webpages offline and Poptag is closing!


The update has been finished for a few hours now, and most of the updates may seem well and put together, but when you go to use them they begin to not work. Many functions you try to do result in a

500 Internal Server Error


nginx/0.8.54

Now, one of the main reasons for this update must be to make the Nexon America Webpages much easier for casual gamers, but even after 15 or more hours of maintenance there still seems to be issues with this update that could get in the way of many players.

I hope they release a little announcement on this, just not more downtime..

It is 5:54 pm est and the Nexon portal and Games seem to be online,  The Earning Free NX Section still seems to be on its way to be fixed, but it may just be a little error. Everything seems quite nice. The new portal does look better than the previous one. yey.

The Maple Story Facebook page has been recently updated it is 4:25 pm EST :

Sorry, folks, the website maintenance and update has run into a few snags. At this time we do not have an estimated time when this process will be completed. We will let you know once we do. Thank you!

The update was given 3 minutes ago. It seems this is going on and on.

 

 

 

Another update, which I can only find on the Dungeon Fighter Online Facebook page, at 4:07 PM EST:

The game and website maintenance is taking longer than we expected. We will inform you guys when we have a clear ETA.

 

:C, this makes many sad.

 

We have gotten this update from the Face Book page:

The game and website maintenance has been extended. New eta: 1PM Pacific.

It seems we will have to wait some more, :C!

 

There will be a big maintenance that will have all Nexon.net games, forums, etc offline for 12 hours. Here are the full details:

Dear Players:

Nexon will be performing a maintenance to implement the new portal on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10 PM Pacific for approximately twelve hours. During this time, the following will be unavailable:

* All game servers
* All game, website and forum login
* All Nexon websites
* Nexon account registration
* All billing functions (including charging and spending NX and redeeming Nexon Game Cards)

Please note that all games will come down and all game Start buttons will become disabled and will display the following message once the maintenance has started:

“We’re implementing our new portal! Check the websites for updates.

Once the maintenance has been completed, you will be able to access all of these functions as usual.

-Time-

Pacific: 10:00 PM Thursday, June 23, 2011 – 10:00 AM Friday, June 24, 2011
Eastern: 1:00 AM – 1:00 AM Friday, June 24, 2011

Thank you for your patience.

The Nexon Team

Yeah, They always seem to mess up the Eastern time, but we know. There was a scheduled maintenance last night, but there were some complication so that was not able to be posted, my apologies.

Some prolonged news that we have been unable to post for you guys due to some other complications: Poptag will be closing on July 14th. Open beta for Poptag began on 1/26/10 and now 1 year 5 months and 14 days later they will be officially closing North American service of Poptag. Here is the official announcement from the Poptag webpage:

 

Greetings players,

It is with a heavy heart that the PopTag! team must announce that we will be closing the service effective Thursday, July 14, 2011. This was a difficult decision based on multiple factors including the ability to deliver new content regularly due to the limited resources we had available for the game. Based on these criteria, we felt that we could no longer deliver a satisfactory experience to our players.

Nexon America is truly grateful to our wonderful community of PopTag! players. Thank you all for your support.

There are many more Nexon games to check out, and we sincerely hope you all continue to be part of our family.

Please note that the PopTag! service will continue until July 14 with the following changes:

· Effective immediately NX items will no longer be available. However, the following NX game items will be available for in-game Lucci.

· Any PopTag! items purchased for NX currently in the possession of PopTag! players will be refunded. More details will be available on July 14.

Please keep an eye on the official PopTag! site for any further developments.

Once again, we thank the PopTag! community for supporting the game. It’s been a valuable experience for us as we work to bring even more exciting online games to life in the future.

Sincerely,

The PopTag! team

It seems that yet another one bites the dust..

Chaos is on the way! We will be having a variety of things going on for MNNs 4th Anniversary!

MNN Tip of the Week:If you want something done, do it yourself. Don’t rely on others, most of the time, they will let you down.

Impulsively,

Impulse

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