MapleStory Tempest! & kMSt ver. 1.2.437 – Luminous Storyline~
MapleStory’s next update, the one said to exceed even the Big Bang, is set to release in three days. Finally, a bit of information has been released! On July 4, a video will be posted for this (apparently) massive patch!
The Prelude of the Storm will be on July 5, and the Choice of Light and Darkness on July 12. There will be five updates in total, but they haven’t been officially released yet. The first one is very vague, but I’m sure on July 12, Luminous will be released! A new Inkwell’s Secret Diary has been released, could this be another new job?! Oh yeah, Empress equipment‘s secondary stat requirements have been removed!
EDIT: The teaser has finally been released, although it’s sort of… weird looking?
Get 3rd and 4th advancement faster! I guess the first patch will include the level changes for job advancements.
Transcending the sword of the beginning,
Who is waiting for the selection of the sword?
The title of this entry is The sword’s executor slicing through the fierce Tempest. Do you remember that notice I posted, that I thought was the Black Mage’s commander, Magnus? Doesn’t this sword look similar? Not to mention there’s that job ID 6100, a warrior type job in a new faction. This could possibly be a new job…?
They added quests for Luminous starting at level 10 (still no tutorial!)~ Due to the midnight ban, I won’t be able to tell you about the storyline at the moment, but here are some pictures of the maps involved.
This is Lania’s home, I’m assuming she’ll be one of your friends growing up as Luminous. It’s located near Ellinia.
This is the Black Mage! In NPC form though, you won’t be able to fight him just yet, haha. I think this will be used for the tutorial, and the map that was shown in Inkwell’s Secret Diary. I see he still has no feet. (Thanks to Spadow for the animation!)
There are also four of the heroes, Aran, Freud, Mercedes, and Phantom, not to mention Demon Slayer. These NPCs will be used in the map with the Black Mage, in the tutorial I believe.
Then there are these two, Guwaru and Magnus, commanders for the Black Mage. I guess I was right in saying that these two would make their appearance soon!
Going from what I see in the quest names, Luminous in his higher levels works towards finding traces of the Black Mage, and in Elin Forest, Guwaru is resurrected. At level 110, he meets Van Leon.
Another interesting thing is this scene (again, thanks to Spadow for the animation!). As you can see, Magnus attacks his fellow commander! What could this mean…?
- Judgement (beginner): Fortune Card’s effect has been increased from 5% critical chance to 10% (upgraded Fortune Card’s effect has been increased from 10% critical chance to 20%)
- Acute Sense (3rd): critical chance boost has been decreased from 50% to 30%
- Soul Steal (4th): cooldown has been increased from 60 to 120 seconds
- Equilibrium (beginner): stance effect has been increased from 50% to 100%
- Inviolability (2nd): delay has been decreased
- Absolute Kill (4th): number of hits has been increased from 6 to 7, cooldown has been increased from 10 to 12 seconds
- Light Reflection (4th): delay has been decreased
The one who goes against fate, prepare for destiny’s decision!
Ugh, where’s the trailer?! Well… I guess this a sort of cool image. Hopefully this video comes soon, because Tempest is released tomorrow!
The trailer has finally been released, and… what? It’s very… odd looking. Anyways, it’s called Inkwell’s Tempest Press Conference 1, and reveals only a couple new things.
Other than what was already known (job advancement levels reduced, Luminous), something big for high level players will be added. There will also be new enemies as well as a new continent. Finally, there will be a new race/faction that is completely original, one that no one would have ever imagined!
I’m excited for this new continent (a new area to explore, yay!) as well as this job… could that picture at 2:55 be one of these new classes?
Hmmm… wings, a tail, a pointed face… could this be some sort of… half-dragon? One could even say… a Dragon Slayer? Haha, just kidding~