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kMS ver. 1.2.164 – The Prelude of the Tempest!

The first patch of the Tempest update has been released! It doesn’t include much… other than job advancement changes. It’s really weird… there’s only one Tempest quest, no coins, no shop, nothing. I have no idea what Nexon Korea is thinking!

However, we now know the dates of the rest of the updates! July 12 (Choice of Light and Darkness), July 26, August 9, and August 23.

Here’s the world selection screen for this patch~ A lot of jobs are featured in it!

The third job advancement is now made at level 60 instead of 70. Likewise, the fourth job advancement is made at level 100 instead of 120! Note, these changes do not apply to Knights of Cygnus or Evan.

Adventurer and Aran now receive 4 SP at each advancement (including 1st). Resistance, the other heroes, and Mikhail get 5 SP at 1st job and 4 SP at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. All SP has been reset, in order to compensate for the changed advancements and such. It took me more than an hour to redo the SP of all of my characters… my finger is dead right now.

In order to compensate for the lowered levels, many skill’s maximum levels were changed. You can see the list here (it’s way too long to post here, haha).

Quests for Ultimate Adventurers have been changed as well, I believe these are for levelling up your Cygnus skill?

Since Mikhail now advances at level 100, his Ultimate Adventurer quests now require you to find Peridots from Rash and Dark Rash, instead of Harps and Blood Harps.

All medals, pirate’s fourth job Riding skills, secondary weapons, and Demon Slayer’s weapons have had their levels changed to fit with the new advancements.

New Green General and Purple Senior equipment now drop from monsters around levels 30 and 60. They’re common equipment that come unidentified!

At these levels above, you will gain extra experience when levelling up! P.S. I checked with a friend, I was correct, they did not increase the experience needed to level up!

All equipment’s secondary stat requirement have been removed! To account for this, Auto Assign now only puts AP into a job’s main stat.

Oh yeah, the portal animation has been changed! It looks a bit weird in my opinion, but I guess it’s just because we’ve spent the last how many years staring at the old one?

Phantom‘s skills received a small nerf.

  • 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%)
  • Talent of Phantom Thief I/II/III/IV: there is now a 30 second cooldown in between changing skills
  • Blanc Carte (2nd): damage has been decreased from 160% to 140%
  • Acute Sense (3rd): critical chance boost has been decreased from 50% to 30%
  • Coat of Arms (3rd): damage has been decreased from 225% to 200%
  • Soul Steal (4th): cooldown has been increased from 60 to 120 seconds
  • Pray of Aria (4th)damage boost has been decreased from 30% to 20%
  • Tempest of Card (4th): cooldown has been increased from 12 seconds to 18 seconds
  • Ultimate Drive (4th): damage has been decreased from 130% to 120%
  • Twilight (4th): damage has been decreased from 600% to 450%
  • Noir Carte (4th): damage has been decreased from 220% to 200%

Also, Captain skills received a small change.

  • Rapid Fire: damage has been decreased from 330% to 300%
  • Captain Dignity: explosion damage has been increased from 70% to 100%

There is currently only one event active, called the Tempest Support event! It lasts until September 19, which means that the Tempest update itself will be up until then!

From now until September 19, there will be 2x drop going on, all day! There will also be 2x experience every Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm!

And this is the only Tempest item available right now… the Tempest Teleport Rock. Honestly, that’s it. Where’s the festival?! Hopefully it comes in the next patch, this one was super disappointing…

There will be a couple Hot Times for the first patch of the Tempest update!

On July 7, you’ll get an AP Reset Scroll, Character Slot Coupon, and Happy Day Lucky Scroll~ The Lucky Scroll increases the success rate of one scroll by 10%, I think. Hooray for character slot coupons, now I’m ready for Luminous~!

On July 8, you’ll get an SP Reset Scroll, Advanced Equipment Enhancement Scroll, 50% Positive Chaos Scroll, and a chance to get 1 Hair Coupon.

By the way, a TV commercial has been released for Luminous. It doesn’t tell us anything new though…

Oh yeah, JMS finally revealed the information about their new update, called the Sengoku Era! It will feature a new area as well as two new classes! Plus, they don’t seem like they’ll be copied from  pirates! Thanks to Shikage for the video, and like always, check his blog for more information!

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  1. oinkss
    July 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    lol commerical.

    • Kent
      July 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Can’t get much worse than the old US Maple commercials.

    • Emmanuel
      July 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Awesome. So basically all classes can be Pure Stat (No need to add any to secondary) like Warriors. This is just great!

    • abcde
      July 5, 2012 at 12:19 am

      what about dual blades and their job advancements?

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Your list of move skill changed dosent Mention what happens to 4th job skills.. Do we just store up extra SP?

      • Max
        July 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

        Basically :s

        I have I think 60 SP left over in my 4th job book (20 saved for MW, the rest is all extra).

    • Jonathan
      July 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

      While Job changed benchmarks have been lowered to capture lazy player. The game is still boring to players above 130ish or so. Lets hope the new continent has a lot of party style maps in the leagues of LHC or Stronghold. I would appreciate 5th jobs. So much better than more new classes. Did they give players a mandatory full AP reset after removing the need of secondary stats?

  2. hsdbfsadfasdffdsfasdfas dfasdfas
    July 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Hey max is it me , or does the new mage class seem like a bi polar person? hes both light and dark….?

    • kiddo
      July 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      His skills are base on light and darkness.

  3. kobe
    July 4, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    lol this is stupid.

    • le
      November 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      *Lol, this is stupid.

      Also. You’re stupid!

  4. Andy Y
    July 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    1) You misspelled leveled somewhere, too lazy to refind it.
    2) It’s Andyyy, you can trust me on this or check yourself. Secondary stats on ALL equipment was removed
    3) Great post Max, really quick and lots of info :)

    • Max
      July 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      1. Can’t find it o_o
      2. I said that :s
      3. Thanks ^^

      • Andy Y
        July 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

        1.At these levels above, you will gain extra experience when >levelling< up! Sorry it was leveling you misspelled lol, isolazy
        2.Oh I saw it as empress equipment, silly me.

        • kiddo
          July 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm

          You can spell levelling or leveling. Both are correct.

  5. July 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Finally Phantom’s smile is gonna disappear :(

  6. zigglez
    July 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    7th? if anyone is doing this?

  7. July 4, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    chicken wings anyone?

  8. zigglez
    July 4, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    11th…. i was ninja’d, at least i came in top 10 oh wait

  9. kiddo
    July 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Dual blade is hiding behind the tree branches! haha! xD

  10. July 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    oh wow!

  11. July 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Whoa so they didnt change the exp curve so they made it easier to get to 4th job again. I really think 5th job is coming! :D

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      I think it will be at lvl 150 lvl 200 will stay the last lvl

  12. Anonymous
    July 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I like the new portal, the old one kinda covers things up if they happen to be behind it.

    I heard something about a pirate job alongside the warrior one in the new race/faction? I dunno, I probably misunderstood…

    • Brayson
      July 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Lol, that’s why I liked the old portals. (Go to Ardentmil; drop item; relog on another account; claim item. :D)

      • Emmanuel
        July 4, 2012 at 11:55 pm

        Wow man, this is actually smart! I should try that before the new ones with the transparency ruins it.

        • Sulf
          July 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

          Seriously? Why not go to New Leaf City’s mall and go to the far right corner where the pillar blocks the view of dropped items?

  13. July 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Oh and this just seems liek its building up to something SUPER HUGE its just that feeling for me. :)

  14. Anonymous
    July 4, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I think they made this patch crap on purpose. They probably want it to be more of a “calm before the real storm” kinda thing. At least that’s what it seems like to me. Anyway, as always great job Max, and keep up the great work. I just feel bad for you when the other updates come out since they may have much more content which you will need to inform us about. :P

  15. Paratriad
    July 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    so no secondary stats, or we still have them but they dont count?

    • Max
      July 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Equipment does not require any secondary stats at all now.

  16. Anonymous
    July 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Were AP resets handed out?

    • Max
      July 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Nope. All SP was reset though.

  17. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 12:02 am

    So has the experience given by monsters changed?

    • Max
      July 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Nope, it’s all the same.

  18. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Do Dual Blades receive 5 AP or the 4?

    • Max
      July 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

      5 I believe, but DBs have always been weird SP-wise. xd

  19. Ken
    July 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Captain’s dps doesn’t get affected, a nerf to phantoms who steal rapid fire eh?

  20. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 12:47 am

    If they removed the secondary stat requirement, what about pirate armor?

  21. July 5, 2012 at 12:49 am

    This is happening all too fast but if it can add more things to for me after level 200 then I’m gamed

  22. July 5, 2012 at 1:08 am

    any sp reset?
    to account for the fact that we dont need secondary stats anymore -____-

    • Max
      July 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

      All SP was reset.

  23. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

    did anyone notice that the hood of the black mage and luminous are the same?

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

      :OOOOOOO I’m pretty sure theres a story thatll explain it

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2012 at 4:27 am

      I saw the Inkwell press conference video about the tempest patch on YouTube (i don’t think the video was fully translated into English yet) but since I speak korean, I do know what they were talking about. Basically, at one point, Inkwell tells us that Luminous himself actually utilizes the power of the Black mage when he is using the ‘dark’ elemental attacks.

  24. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 2:07 am

    If Luminous is the Black Magician of the present, then is the final boss the Black Magician of the past?

  25. branderp
    July 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    What about pirate equips? Are both stat requirements removed?

    • kobe
      July 5, 2012 at 4:40 am

      its probably something like… knuckles require no dex…. gun require no str

  26. MAPLE
    July 5, 2012 at 7:48 am


    JMS 戰國時代

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

      wow…the quality is good….

      • Anonymous
        July 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

        Anonymous :
        wow…the quality is good….

        JapanMS always has cool exclusives. :/

  27. yonatan
    July 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Max
    What do u think the chances that the black mage will be released in the tempest update? and what the chances of nexon to revamp the whole game systems like in bigbang(maps,exp, monsters levels, etc)

  28. Tom Cat
    July 5, 2012 at 10:06 am

    hey… imm question. since gunner pirates use dex, but brwler pirates use str, what stat did the pirate equips keep?

  29. Saori Bajeena
    July 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    OK so about exclusives.

    CMS = Fail
    GMS = Epic Fail
    JMS = Epic Win with Samurai and Shrine Maiden, and rumor has it there be 3 more JMS exclusives (wink wink Ninjas!!!, Kyudo (Japanese Archers), and “Wokou” Japanese Pirates lol)
    Way of the Sword
    Way of the Fan
    Way of the Ninja
    Way of the Bow
    Way of the Gun

    LOL Nipponese FTW

    • Anonymous
      September 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      opinions you dumb faggot

  30. mophia
    July 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Does this mean physical training will be changed to give only the primary stat, or will it continue to give both primary and secondary stats?

    • Max
      July 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      It still gives both.

  31. Javi
    July 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Max does that mean Arans Max all 1st Job skills? If so, AWWWW YEEEAAAAHHH xD it was getting a bit annoying not being able to max it at all

  32. not
    July 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Look a the commercial.The dark side Luminous looks like the Black Mage, I mean , his eyes …

  33. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  34. Anonymous
  35. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    it makes me sad seeing all these Phantom nerfs, i haven’t even had the chance to play it yet (GMS) I want to make my Phantom my main. Oh well i guess

  36. Pitk
    July 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Hahaha. Sengoku Era. Remind me of sengoku basara.

  37. yo
    July 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Anonymous :
    I saw the Inkwell press conference video about the tempest patch on YouTube (i don’t think the video was fully translated into English yet) but since I speak korean, I do know what they were talking about. Basically, at one point, Inkwell tells us that Luminous himself actually utilizes the power of the Black mage when he is using the ‘dark’ elemental attacks.

    Oh, it explains. Black mage IS lumi’s father. a goddess (time goddess? maybe minerva? idk) is his mother. or so ive heard. it makes sense :D

    • kreig
      July 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      i don’t know, but maybe the black mage are trying to use luminous body to revive, like orochimaru. :P maybe.

      • Athanasios13
        July 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

        Love the Naruto referance but I think that Luminous got corrupted by the Black Mage’s dark powers when he(Luminous) was sealing him up.

    • mithi9
      July 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

      Ooooo
      Interesting find

    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

      whoa I never thought of it that way before!
      I just thought while they were attacking and sealing the Black Mage, the BM tried to insert his power/consciousness into Luminous’s body, but ended up just giving him dark power by accident

      Maybe i’ll be explained in the Lumi’s storyline

  38. Anonymous
    July 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What is Mihile doing there? And Phantom is still being FABULOUS, bitches.

    • HelloMaple
      July 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      There’s a class in KMS called Mikhail (Mihile). They made a class about Mikhail’s adventure/life, so you can play as Mikhail.

  39. July 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Blazingrunaway's Blog.

  40. Anonymous
    July 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    What about the card set bonus? Are the levels for the rank the same or changes? I hope it changes =]

    • Max
      July 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      They changed, 60 for A rank and 100 for S rank!

      • Anonymous
        July 6, 2012 at 6:28 pm

        Thanks =]

    • Max
      July 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      They changed, 60 for A rank and 100 for S rank!

  41. Anonymous
    July 6, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Hayato and Kanna, the JMS exclusives, are reskinned Arans and Evans.

    At least JMS has the good sense to reskin good classes, instead of just kitbashing two adventurers into a single shittier class.

    Still waiting for a concrete confirmation on whether or not Luminous is, in fact, the Black Mage of the present while the final boss is the Black Mage of the past.

    And no new info on Dragon Slayer makes me sadpanda.jpg.

  42. RyanMcEvans
    July 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

    I was searching a lot of websites and videos to confirm a suspicion of mine about the relationship between Luminous and the Black Mage himself. It then hit me that Luminous’ glowing eye was so similar to the glowing eye of the Black Mage in Mercedes’ Opening video when Freud and Mercedes came storming in the Temple of Time. If you need proof, then please visit the youtube link I’m about to add to this post.

    Is this a coincidence or was it an intentional move on Nexon Korea’s part? What do you think guys?

    • alon
      July 6, 2012 at 3:37 am

      do u mean in 0:20?
      cuz that is the black mage…

      • RyanMcEvans
        July 6, 2012 at 6:41 am

        I firstly do not get what you are commenting on sir as it does not even relate to any of my statement. I was pointing the fact out that Luminous’ single glowing eye was eerily similar to the the Black Mage’s glowing eye at 1:17. The fact that both characters have one eye glowing when using dark abilities is a peculiarity I have observed. I think everyone here already knows that the Black Mage has slits of light for eyes but to observe him having one of his eyes appear to spout fire like Luminous is something that has caught my attention.

        • alon
          July 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

          oh…..now i get wat u ment before..

    • kreig
      July 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

      if you look at the cloths of the luminous look you will see it a lot with the black mage clothes, especially the hood

  43. Anonymous
    July 6, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Anyone else notice the glowing bullet next to demonslayer and mikhail’s shields? Possibly for the new pirate?

    • Yurifically
      July 6, 2012 at 4:53 am

      Lolno. Those are Magnum. It’s Mechanic’s Secondary Weapon.

      • Anonymous
        July 6, 2012 at 5:37 am

        Oh right right, Forgot they released that with chaos PB.
        -officially feels stupid-

  44. Knite
    July 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I’d play JMS just for those classes

  45. July 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

    whats with this sengoku era? THIS IS NOT DYNASTY WARRIORS, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE 1 PERSON KILLING 684191981 PEOPLE WITH ONE ATTACK… owait. this is maplestory.

    • loyal reader
      July 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

      well boatloads of people (tens of thousands) died during the sengoku (wartime) era irl
      they even went to the korean peninsula and fought there, but that’ll prolly be left out since this is maplestory.

  46. orikle
    July 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    When is the Hot Time event?

  47. Luciferx
    July 7, 2012 at 3:57 am

    max won’t this mean that now all chars will be pure and everybody will be overpowered? wow i really hope they remove that

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Really? Is it really that bad? I mean, today I see a lot of people that has to put points in secondary stat to be able to equip their crappy gear with no bonus stat. If at least those people get primary stat only, that means we can have some people doing some decent damage in PQs and LHC/SH. Also, this will result in % gear will be cheaper, since people won’t feel the same need to buy it. Win win, is what I’d like to say, really.

  48. Boobies jiggle
    July 9, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Wow maplestory…time to lose more players

    • Emily
      July 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Good. Windia is overcrowded anyways. xD

  49. LightningFarron
    July 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I Hate that there lowering the lv for the Job advancements

  50. Anonymous
    July 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    secondary stat is good cuz using ap points to determine the kinda equipment has more variety.

  51. Anonymous
    October 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Do we get full SP and AP resets for each character at the start of Tempest?

  52. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Would kaiser apply to these changes?

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