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kMSt ver. 1.2.415 – Liberation of Aswan!

Aswan has been released in the test server! Disappointingly, it is not a new town. However, it is a new type of content and it also gives you some nice stat boosts! Read past the cut for more information on this kind-of-PQ and the stats it can give! A new UI has been found within the data! Look at the end of the post for it~

* updated again at 1:00 AM Jan. 6 *

A new Inkwell’s Secret Diary entry has been released! This one related to the war of  Aswan!

You can enter the map Aswan Obelisk through the Mirror of Dimension. Currently, the icon is that of the Golden Temple, as a placeholder.

Here you can talk to the NPC Gardin to begin the liberation! You can choose either solo play or party play (in party play there are two platforms instead of just one), then choose Easy Mode or Normal Mode (in Normal Mode, the monsters are stronger, and there is an addition of the Bloodtooth mob).

The Liberation of Aswan can be done at different level ranges: 40~79, 80~119, 120~159, and 160~200.

The goal of the game is to destroy Hilla’s Guardian Tower. You and your party (if you chose party play) have 10 minutes to complete this goal. If you die inside, you will respawn in 5 seconds.


Things will not be easy however! Hilla will send her army to stop you, and there is also a first tower (the Owl Tower) you must defeat to reach the second.


You do have help! The Cygnus Knights have sent you backup, in the form of the Cygnus Hastati and Cygnus Centurions! They will act similar to party members and fight alongside you!

When you win, this window will come up. After showing you the number of monsters defeated, it tells you how much Honor you would gain, then a multiplier based on your difficulty (x1 if Easy Mode, x2 if Normal Mode I guess). Then it shows your total Honor gained! I’ll talk about Honor in a little bit. You also get some Aswan Coins if you talk to Gardin after you leave! You can only get 150 coins per day though.

Then you’ll be transported to the Aswan Refuge, home to the cursed spirits of Aswan! There’s even the king of Aswan, Iason! I don’t think there are any quests right now, so I think Aswan is still unfinished. Hopefully it gets an actual town to explore…

Now, about Honor. This new system works with another new system called Inner Ability. Basically, you can level up your Honor through Liberation of Aswan. You can see your current Honor level in your ability window. Thanks to 라온 of Insoya for the image!

At certain levels, your Inner Ability will be unlocked, there are 3 slots. These can be seen in the details section of your ability window. The top part with BP and Battle Experience has been removed from the details section… does that mean the Honor system is a replacement to the BP system? Maybe, but you can still see your BP in the main ability window for now. Your first slot is unlocked at Honor level 2, and the other two slots are unlocked at Honor level 30.

Now for the details. Think of your Inner Ability as an item with potential. When you first unlock the  slot, you’ll be given random stats. What if you don’t like those stats? You can use the new Circulator item to reset them! Currently, you can buy them from Gardin for Aswan Coins, but I think this is for testing purposes only. It might be a Cash item in the real server? There’s also different ‘rank’ Circulators, ranging from 10 (cheapest) to 6 (most expensive). I don’t know what the difference is though…

You must be wondering, what stats can it give?! Well, I made a list. It’s not very detailed (e.g. levels, different values), but I’m not very clear on the system myself and I think just knowing what it can add is enough for now. If you want a full table of values, Fiel has one here~

There are some that you may not have seen before, including stat conversion. This means that it takes a value (using a percentage) of one stat but takes that number and adds it to the other stat. For example, if I had 1% STR to DEX conversion with 500 STR and 10 DEX, I would end up with 500 STR and 15 DEX. Also, a “/” means ‘or’, and when I say ‘both static and percentage’, I mean there are two different possible Inner Abilities, one that is static and one that is a percentage.

  • STR/DEX/INT/LUK increases (both static and percentage)
  • accuracy/avoid/defense/magic defense increases (both static and percentage)
  • HP/MP increases(both static and percentage)
  • speed/jump increases
  • attack/magic attack increases
  • critical chance increase
  • all stats increase
  • attack speed increase
  • defense to magic defense conversion (and vice versa)
  • accuracy to MP conversion
  • avoid to HP conversion
  • STR to DEX conversion
  • DEX to STR conversion
  • INT to LUK conversion
  • LUK to DEX conversion
  • damage when attacking a boss increase
  • damage when attacking a normal monster increase
  • damage when attacking a Tower increase
  • instant death effect when attacking a Liberation monster
  • damage when attacking a monster inflicted with a status increase
  • ignore monsters’ defense and magic defense
  • chance to ignore a skill’s cooldown
  • passive skills level increase (does not affect active skills with a passive effect)
  • attacking skills’ mob count increase
  • buff duration increase
  • item drop rate increase
  • meso drop rate increase

Also, I was browsing Insoya when I found something very interesting! The user 라온 found a new UI within the wz files! This UI is titled Part-time (job) and it looks like it may be a graphical update to the profession system. There is something weird though, instead of Alchemy, there is something called Relaxation. Hmm…

The new Inkwell’s Secret Diary entry has been released! It’s titled In the chaos of the battlefield, heroes are needed! The picture it titled The Aswan War, and there are three factions that can be seen, Scania, Bera, and Broa. They’re worlds…? Maybe this is the ‘world-wide content’ that was talked about for the Justice update. A red arrow means Attack, a blue arrow means Defend, and the white arrow means Anticipated Takeover. It seems sort of like a strategy game… does the Aswan Liberation War have anything to do with it? Only time will tell…

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  1. January 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm


    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      cheated to 2nd.

      • harel
        January 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Cheated to third

        • ali
          January 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

          cheated to cheat

          • UMADBRO?ƒ¼§☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○◙♂♀♪♫☼►◄↕‼▲▼
            March 3, 2012 at 6:43 am


      • March 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

        Cheated to 1st.

    • Person
      January 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      cheated to second.

      • TripleCharged
        January 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        Cheated to Fail

        • Anonymous
          February 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

          Cheated to Lol

    • isEmilyandElven
      January 5, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Did I get 2nd? :O

      • redecoded
        January 6, 2012 at 4:47 am

        Cheated to 7th, or later

    • successs
      January 6, 2012 at 12:31 am

      6th!!!!!! tyty

    • March 3, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Cheated to 2nd.

    • UMADBRO?ƒ¼§☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○◙♂♀♪♫☼►◄↕‼▲▼
      March 3, 2012 at 6:45 am


  2. January 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    first (of Brazil)

  3. January 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm


  4. sadmiggles
    January 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Aww. Too bad it isnt a town qq

    • hihi2
      January 5, 2012 at 2:00 am


  5. xeno
    January 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    wow doesnt look diffucult

  6. Javi
    January 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Max I thought Hilla was going to be a boss? Do you think she will come up? I hope so I don’t wanna be dissapointed with this patch D:

    • Max
      January 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Maybe there’s more to come with Aswan…

  7. January 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    i like the inner ability
    but i wanted that aswan be a town…
    meh still ok

  8. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    aswan still maybe a town? :] who knows

  9. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    It’s probably a new Cash System.

  10. Shuranai
    January 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I wanted Aswan to be a town ;_; Hopefully, we get to actually fight Hilla!

  11. Virus
    January 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Why Nexon deleted the PvP stats?, It only need a update, like other game, urself vs anyone that u want and make rooms with 2vs2, 4vs4, etc…
    Maple Story No need create NEW Maps and Jobs every-six mouths (it is fun, of course),but I think that the first monsters and maps need it more, example Zakum, he is good, strong, but his graphics are bad compared with Pink Bean, Cygnus or All Black Wings Bosses

    • Anonymous
      January 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      If you look on shakar’s blog, you see that the BP window is till there. All that happened is that it is shifted to the bottom of the main Ability Point window

      • Max
        January 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        I said that 😦

      • January 5, 2012 at 3:34 am

        I wish they could make a function where you can make your own room so you can pvp with your friends and guildies

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012 at 1:34 am

      Yeah you are right, they need to just at least finish Resistance and Heroes then just update some out of date stuff in the game, and balance it to were everyone is equal but just a little different for each class.

      I mean all these classes is getting kinda out of hand. I would like some towns and PQs, and maybe even more PQs and training areas for every level.

      • Anonymous
        January 5, 2012 at 2:43 am

        We need Ludi Clocktower maps to be more flat and small

  12. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Aswan is a town in Egypt. Coincidence?

  13. Tim
    January 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    looks kinda lame… like pypq

  14. January 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm


  15. Blades4hire
    January 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Is each slot equivalent to a line of potential?
    Ex. If I had 2 slots, then my inner ability would have 2 lines?
    And does using the circulatory reset ALL the lines, or just one per use?

  16. Herp
    January 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    U know if that gives good exp?

  17. AuraBlow
    January 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Nice… I really like the conversion things.

  18. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    like a eldestean

  19. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm


  20. Jegudiel
    January 4, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Interesting… So this is basically something like Seige-type gameplay?

  21. =/
    January 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    How does the conversion thing work o.o

    • Max
      January 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      I don’t know how to explain it any better than I did with the example in this post :S

      • Danny
        January 5, 2012 at 3:26 am

        [(Base*MW)+Equips]*%stat = Total Stats
        Take the value of TotalStats and replace %stat with the value given at the original conversion. In the case of the example I’ll use 3% dex to str. Take the 3% stat and plug it into the equation, then take your result and add it into str.

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2012 at 2:41 am

      Eg. you are a mage you have 500int and you get 1% INT to LUK Converison in the end you will get +5 LUK to your total LUK

  22. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    too bad i wanted a new party play zone 😦

    • slaggasloth
      January 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      kms doesnt have those anymore, thus we will not see any of these uless they are gms original.

      • Hanabira.Kage
        January 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

        Monster Park is technically one, since it uses the same EXP bonus system.

        I guess it qualifies more as a PQ or an “arcade mode”, though.

  23. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I am so disappointed

  24. January 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I think this is just part of Aswan area ( PQ Area )
    There should be a explore-able area for Aswan
    Hope there will be new weapons and armors

  25. Konata-chan?
    January 5, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Looks like a Maple’s version Dota. Anyone feel that?

  26. Phantom
    January 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Hey max will Aswan give EXP and is there honor exp table?

    • Max
      January 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      It does give experience I think, and I don’t think so…

  27. RiceCake
    January 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

    How much dmg does the cgynus helpers do? They look cute X3

    • Max
      January 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      They’re pretty useless, they die too fast xD

  28. JProllz
    January 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Great. Another “currency” in the form of ETC. slots?
    Let’s see:
    – Battle Tokens (?)
    – Monster Park Coins
    – Silent Crusade Coins
    – Maple Coin
    – Shiny Maple Coin
    – Legend Tokens

    We should get a “currencies” slot.

    • JProllz
      January 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Also, I kind of hear a little bit of “In the Hall of the Mountain King” in the Aswan battle music.

    • Max
      January 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Get the Coin Purse from the Sports Day event or Justice shop 😛

      • Herp
        January 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        Coin purse

      • KoottaHigure
        January 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        Sadly Nexon America didn’t include those or the PQ Bag. I doubt they’re going to add any sort of bag that will hold coins soon.

        They should really add a separate tab for Quest and Party Quest Items. I’m literally taking 3/4 of my ETC space with just quest items.

  29. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm


  30. Anon
    January 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Going secondary stat-less has never been easier, GG Nexon 2 OP

    • Anon
      January 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Unless this “Inner Ability” only works while in Aswan

  31. Anonymous
    January 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Your Phantom: STR +1, INT +1, Jump +2
    Cashfag’s Phantom: Boss Damage +20%, Critical Rate +30%, Weapon Attack +30

    And the gap between the funded and unfunded grows ever larger. Asswan? More like Assfuck. GG Nexon.

    • Herp
      January 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      But then the unfounded can have a shot at becoming op by getting those skills

      • ireplyu
        January 6, 2012 at 1:14 am

        n the cashers can get more OP from those skills

      • Anonymous
        January 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        That’s only theoretically. In practice, the funded will have an infinitely higher chance, almost a guarantee, of getting three great skills with high bonuses. Unfunded players will be lucky to get a single mediocre skill. It’s like potential. Sure, maybe you can get something decent. But cubers will ALWAYS have something far better. Potential was thought to solve the differences between funded and funded, except we now know it made things worse. That’s because of the random bonuses. A lot of equipment comes with bonuses completely unbefitting it. Like a sword with +INT. As long as these things are completely random, like a warrior having a chance to get +INT or +LUK, it’ll be complete crap for anyone who doesn’t pay to reset their abilities.

        This isn’t just something cashfags can take advantage of better than the unfunded because they’re rich. No, this is something designed to completely cater to the cashfags because they’re the ONLY ONES who can actually get some real use out of it via the cash shop ability reset. It’s Potential Ver2, except it solves that little problem with potential. You know, actually being able to buy equipment with better bonuses. You can’t buy better inherent abilities. So yeah…I went off to look up Elsword stuff and lost my train of thought. But the point is that the game just becomes increasingly pay to win.

  32. razornion
    January 6, 2012 at 4:09 am

    The Aswan war = the war between the 3 worlds?

  33. BurnedFrozen
    January 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Siege-type party quest between worlds? I’m in.

  34. January 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Max, what Phantom’s skills needs skill books?

    • Max
      January 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      I think all of them, lol.

  35. Lagann
    January 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Aswan war? O.o
    Dang Scania is gunna attack bera. D=

  36. Shakar96
    January 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    U suck dick Max….. U butt pirate. Ur blog sucks donky dick like ur bitch of a mother who swallowed my cum dripping off my nutt sack

    • Max
      January 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm


    • January 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Lol troll much @.@

      • January 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

        they think they gonna start a war between max and shakar, using those fake profiles

        • Shakar96
          January 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

          Cayate lo osiko pendejo o te mato tu familia. … Soy zeta cabron te puedemos encuentrar facil perra

          • Ide3222
            January 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm

            xD y ademas es idiota
            te crees lo maximo pero te apuesto a que eres un gordo que no mueve un dedo.
            pobre imbecil xD!

          • January 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

            haha, va matar minha familia com q? não passa de um covarde atrás do computador não é nada.

    • Anonymous
      January 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      lol ur name is false n gravatar

  37. Anonymous
    January 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Max? i saw a Raven Persona that had pinkish feathers, was i seeing things or is there another hat? 😮

  38. Someone
    January 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    idk why but i guess Hilla will be a world wide boss , she will be the next Empress but with lot more HP ….

  39. January 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hey Max, do you have Twitter?

    • Max
      January 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Nope 😮

      • Konata-chan?
        January 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        When will be the actual date for this new patch?

        • Max
          January 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

          It will be released in the regular server on the 12th.

  40. January 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Cygnus Centurions?
    More like Cylon Centurions.

  41. Anonymous
    January 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Is this even Maplestory anymore?

  42. March 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

    _Lalmy :

    Cheated to 3rd

  43. Anonymous
    March 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Cheated to 100

  44. Anonymous
    April 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I have a question max. (Or anyone else) The mob count increase one, does it only work for skills that already mob, or any skills (EX: Dragon strike mobs 6, with hidden abilty 7) (Hurricane hits 1 after abilty 2)

    • Max
      April 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      I have no idea actually… 2 hit Hurricane would be so OP xd

  45. Anonymous
    May 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Looks too easy and fast to complete, why not make it has several stages, more monsters and bosses to defeat?

  1. January 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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