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kMSt ver. 1.2.456 – Huge System Reorganization & Winter Update Teaser!

November 22, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The first part of the big Winter update has been released, the system reorganization, and man is it a big one. Tons of things have been changed about MapleStory! There was also a teaser video released which I’ll discuss with you. Read on!

Edit: A new entry in Inkwell’s Secret Diary has been released! Check the end of the post!

December 6, 1865: America passed the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.
December 6, 1921: Ireland declared a free country.
December 6, 2011: The Joseon Dynasty’s Uigwe returned.
December 6, 2012: MapleStory’s hot winter break’s historical first update.

It seems Nexon has high hopes for this Winter break, and looking at the first patch, who can blame them? By the way, sorry for being so late, I’ve been at school all day~

This is the background of the teaser page on the MapleStory homepage. Who could these shadowed characters be? One seems to be holding a sword with wings, while the other has some sort of whip? We could possibly be getting two jobs this update!

Anyways, let’s get right into the patch details! First of all, there are new Random Options for equipment!  Equipment will randomly have 1 ~ 4 Random Options when bought or picked up. There are 5 ranks for Random Options, each having better stats than the other. The Random Options will also be increased based on the level of the equipment.

If you create your own equipment using professions or buy them from a shop, there will be a limit on the rank of Random Options you receive. If combining equipment, both must have Random Options for the new item to have it.

Random Options appear as yellow text for regular stats and white text for the special stats that it can add to an item (% boss damage, % total damage, % all stats, and equipment level reduction). The Blue Battle Empress above has its level requirement decreased by 25. This does not affect the stats of its Random Options.

The level 110 Dragon series weapons now drop from regular monsters. In addition, level 90, 100, and 110 equipment have a chance to have their required level increased to up to 40 levels more when dropped by monsters. This will affect their Random Options. They will be more likely to have increased requirements when you hunt monsters with higher levels.

For items level 140 or above, there will now be a Scissors of Karma limit. This means that once you karma your item too many times, it will become untradeable forever. This applies to Platinum Scissors of Karma as well. What kind of change is that…

The drop rate of equipment has been permanently increased by 5 to 10 times its previous rate, depending on the level of the equipment! Magnifying glasses are also no longer required to identify items, you simply use the icon in your inventory (the mesos that it would cost are taken away from you instantly).

One more deck has been added to the Character Card system, for a total of 3 decks. However, you can no longer use the same job card in more than one deck.

Inner Ability has received a small change. Monsters will now drop the Medal of Honor, which will give you 100 ~ 1000 Honor if used. The higher the level of the monster, the higher chance of one dropping. Yay, a way to level up my Honor without going to boring Aswan~

All boss monsters (Zakum, Horntail, Hilla, Pink Bean, Van Leon, Magnus, Arkairum, and Cygnus) will drop Circulators and Medals of Honor now.

The character creation screen has received a huge reorganization! There is now a scroll bar at the bottom for the buttons of each race. On the top is an overview as well as a large picture. I think it looks really nice~ Here are the other jobs:

The status window has been updated! It now shows your damage range up to a maximum of 2,000,000, up from 999,999!

The maximum HP and MP a character can have has been raised from 99,999 to 500,000. The maximum defense a character can have has been raised from 9,999 to 99,999. You can no longer avoid 100% of a monster’s attacks. The maximum avoid rate is 90%.

The damage limit for everyone has been raised from 999,999 to 50,000,000!! What is the point of all those Hyper Skills now?

A new type of cube, the Strange Cube, has been added. It drops from boss monsters and can only be used on Rare or Epic items. This cube works just like other cubes, but it cannot raise a rank past Epic, and can even decrease your item’s rank from Epic to Rare!

Some things about items were changed as well. Prices for equipment in stores have been decreased, and the price to repair durability has been decreased has well.

All bosses have received a huge reorganization! First of all, when fighting them with other people, you will no longer see other’s damage or skill effects. Secondly, rushing skills no longer affect boss monsters. Finally, all of their experience given have been decreased by a lot. You’ll really only want to boss now if you want the items that they drop, because they’re terrible for training.


  • HP has been increased
    • Normal to 8.4b HP
    • Hard to 252b HP
  • Death count system has been increased from 20 deaths to 40
  • Attack delay has been adjusted
  • Effects and delays have been made easier to see

Empress Cygnus

  • Clear limit has been changed to 2 times per week
  • There is no limit on how many times you can enter per week. However, if you defeat even one of the V2 Chief Knights, it counts as one clear
  • An expedition is no longer required to enter
  • Time limit has been decreased from 60 to 30 minutes
  • Empress Cygnus and her summons’ HP have been increased
    • Empress Cygnus from 2.1b to 210b
    • Shinsoo from 70m to 8.4b
    • V1 Chief Knights from 600m to 12.6b
    • V2 Chief Knights from 1.65b to 21b
  • Experience has been decreased
  • Empress Cygnus does not heal anymore
  • Empress Cygnus is no longer invulnerable when she summons the Chief Knights
  • You must defeat all the Chief Knights before defeating Empress Cygnus
  • The time when the V2s are summoned has been changed
  • Some of her skill effects have been lengthened and some of her skills’ damage have been changed


  • Arkairum and his summons’ HP have been increased
    • Arkarium from 2.1b to 31.5b
    • Priests from 5m to 500m
  • Physical attacks will now work on Arkairum’s summons
  • Arkairum’s skill delays have been adjusted

Pink Bean

  • Regular and Chaos mode’s HP have been increased
    • Regular and Chaos from 2.1b to 10.5b
  • Time limit has been decreased from 60 to 30 minutes
  • Pink Bean’s attack delays have been adjusted
  • A new boss skill has been added


  • Normal and Hard mode’s HP as well as her summons’ HP have been increased
    • Normal from 315m to 700m
    • Hard from 2.1b to 42b
  • Hilla’s attack delays have been adjusted
  • The characteristics of some her attacks have been changed

Van Leon

  • Van Leon and his summons’ HP have been increased
    • Van Leon from 550m to 10.5b
  • Van Leon’s attack delays have been adjusted
  • Some of his summoned monsters do a fixed percentage of damage to characters
  • The characteristics of some his attacks have been changed
  • Time limit has been decreased from 60 to 30 minutes


  • Chaos Horntail and his summons’ HP have been increased
  • Horntail’s attack delays have been adjusted
  • Summoned monsters are now aggressive and instantly attack you
  • The characteristics of some of his attacks have been changed


  • Chaos Zakum and his summons’ HP have been increased
  • Summoned monsters are now aggressive and instantly attack you
  • The characteristics of some of his attacks have been changed

A new entry in Inkwell’s Diary, Inkwell’s Letter, has been released! It says that hunting will become more fun, characters will be stronger, and monsters and items will balance adjustments. Also, the update will be revealed to all on November 29, look forward to it!

  1. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Hi, 1st

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm


      • Dwiz500
        November 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

        Agreed…. Kinda dumb but basically a 2nd big bang? Also looks like demon slayer and automata if u as me in the teaser pic. Or like u said in your last post could be demon slayers bro?prob another boss…as for the equip ment and DMg cap… We are sooo fked ! I WANa see nexon America explain it to us when it comes to us next year. Nexon needs mental help leave the game alone…

        • Escy
          November 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm

          Well, they are marketing geniuses, basicly people tried quitting but most of them failed… ( including me ) So what ever they’re doing are attracting more people to play rather than quitting.

        • November 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

          November 29, the same day tempest comes to GMS, could this be a coincidence? I don’t think so….

          • someone
            November 24, 2012 at 7:32 am

            they are always doing patches around the same dates
            like when renegades came to gms kms started with tempest and when gms got bigbang kms got chaos
            gms got legends kms got justice

          • T
            November 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

            yea, they just want to out do GMS on the same day they release Tempest 😛

        • Msar25
          November 27, 2012 at 4:19 am

          Sigh. another OP character……………..

    • Dolan
      November 23, 2012 at 2:56 am


    • Anonymous
      November 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      So bosses now sucks or what? It seems we don’t have the last time feel of going to a boss now…

    • Arturia
      November 28, 2012 at 2:00 am

      Please note that this update is targeted at KMS, where Nexon has to put a NX charge limit on your account. For more information, Google ‘Koreans and gaming’.
      I can see the random option for Fearless weapons being 50+ atk/matk.
      I can also see + boss/ total damage on all equipment.
      Finally, I can see many players getting to 2m attack range.
      Might liven KMS up a bit. Pretty boring nowadays, just grinding on 2x events and getting to 200.

  2. Hemal Salvi
    November 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm


    • Hemal Salvi
      November 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      What I mean is, this requires a lot of funding to get close to damage cap on Siege Mode or Ishtar’s Ring. Maybe there’s going to be a mass buff for all classes….

      • Anonymous
        November 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        Maybe they don’t want certain skills to reach the damage cap. Even with a maxed range, those certain skills probably wouldn’t even get close to 50mil. But I think you’re right with the mass buff. Hyper skills damage cap might go beyond 50mil.

  3. meow
    November 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm


  4. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Holy puck.

  5. November 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Can’t say that I’m a fan of this patch

  6. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Perhaps the long awaited resistance theif (the wipe character)
    the other am not so sure archer subclass but the sword

    • Brayson
      November 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      What is it with people and their archer subclass….

  7. Tsuyosa
    November 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm


  8. June
    November 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm


    • Hemal Salvi
      November 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      I agree, but you have to kill one of the bosses to get it, you’ve probably already spent NX to get your equips strong enough to fight them.

      • Eddie
        November 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

        I laughed so hard!

  9. November 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    first o.o will they drop better stuff now?

    • November 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      So far, no.

      In fact, some of the boss’ exp was greatly nerfed.

  10. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    • Eddie
      November 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm


  11. November 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    maybe this time there will be 5th job o.o and lvl cap increased??

    • Hemal Salvi
      November 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      For Some Reason, I doubt it… 5th Job will be too OP, unless all jobs are moved up, and its placed somewhere between them (between 3rd and 4th?). What I’m thinking is that there’s going to be a reorganization of all the classes (seems to happen every winter, the pirate and theif revamp, then warrior, archer, and magician, then resistance)

      • Anonymous
        November 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

        Saying 5th job will be too OP makes no sense at all…

        • Hemal Salvi
          November 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

          The fourth Job skills cause tons of lag. If there was a fifth job, they’d probably have to move the ultimate to 5th job, and some other skills, giving us horrible fillers.

        • Anonymous
          January 20, 2013 at 2:00 am

          there is no “Too OP” in maplestory; a game where balance got thrown in the trash after adventurers were the only job

    • Raingul
      November 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      The Hyper Skills are basically 5th Job anyways.

  12. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    so will the eqps we have now not get those bonus stats and we have to get new ones if we want them?

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2012 at 4:00 am

      i wonder about that also because if we spent all our money into our equipment only to find out that they won’t get random options after wares is unfair

  13. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    “First of all, when fighting them with other people, you will no longer see other’s damage or skill effects.” How does that work? I get the number wall spam will be depleted by a lot, but will you see other people’s characters just standing there doing nothing during the boss fight?

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Quoting Sephie from Southperry:

      “I believe it’s the on-hit effect.

      Like, there’s the skill effect when you use it and the effect when it hits.

      I’m assuming it’s “muting” the one that hits along with the numbers associated with it.

      So like, attacking with Soul Driver you see them use it with the swords flying around but you don’t see the 4 swords that actually fly down and register the hits.

      This makes sense because this animation is actually being played however many times the skill hits to the point of it being redundant.

      Imagine 5 Cannoneers in a party all using Barrage each of them having 18 hits on their attacks all attacking at the same time… playing 90 explosion animations at once… redundant imo.

      I’m just assuming this though…”

  14. lype98
    November 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    stop saying thats a whip!
    u can obviously see thats a dagger with some sort of lighting trail behind him

    • Bob
      November 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I think you should look closely. His other arm is obviously holding the weapon. It is a whip. If i think about all the possible skills Nexon can think up of with a whip, i doubt the job is gonna be OP. The only way to OP them is if their % on the skills are ridiculous.

      The one on the left looks like another warrior. If i have to say something about warriors, they are always OP these days. Back then warriors are pretty much close range with a max attack range of like 2 inches, but now the warriors are not even considered warriors…. The warrior these days has HP/Def like warriors but has mage skills now. I bet this warrior is gonna be OP.

      • Brayson
        November 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        I’ll bet you 10:1 that “whip” is the energy sword that is described in automata’s skill descriptions.

      • Vultwaz
        November 23, 2012 at 12:36 am

        I think you should look closely. In his hand there is clearly an outline of a dagger-shaed weapon. I wouldn’t be too far-fetched to say that the EN radiates from that ‘blade’ (Like Gundam Epyon)

        • zenarix
          November 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

          omg guys, dagger +whip= energy sword

          • November 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

            I can settle for that zenarix, but I’d like to believe till it’s fully unveiled that it’s a whip ]: Thieves can sport more than daggers, shurikens and omg /double/ daggers. Haha, it would be nice to have a different weapon for Automata…

            Most likely though? It’s a dagger, but that trail of glow isn’t from the weapon if it’s a dagger. Because if it’s not a whip, he may have something on his feet that create that glow. LOL, wheels that leave a trail of light or something odd like that. Some new thing to make a character flashy and unique without making them have something super special that would make them more of a Hero and not a time limited character like Cannoneer, DS, DB, Mihile, and Jett.

        • November 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

          I know what you’re saying, but I’m sure you insulted Gundam Epyon by relating it loosely to MapleStory, lol.

      • Your Mother
        November 23, 2012 at 4:36 am

        You FOOL! I think YOU should look more closely. His other arm isn’t touching the “Mysterious trail”, it’s in between him and the weapon.

        And also, that weapon looks like a electrical cord to me. So, I guess you can CALL it a whip, but not say that it IS one until they reveal it.

        • Anonymous
          November 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

          Watch out, we got a badass over here.

          • Your Father
            November 24, 2012 at 4:30 am

            Watch out, we got a looser who thinks he’s witty over here.

        • November 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

          Fail troll is fail troll.

    • TrustMe
      November 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

      It’s a chainsword.. trust me..

  15. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Do you know what will happen to existing equipment?
    Will they randomly be assigned options or something?

  16. He who states the obvious
    November 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Bosses have become worthy of the title “boss” now, but whether or not this is a change for the better has yet to be determined…

    • Bob
      November 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I bet you that all the new characters that are being made with no decent will just quit. There is no point in this game now that you require all these funding just to take out a boss. If they are gonna buff up the bosses, might as well make the drop like 100x faster than regular monsters. I swear. If they make Mano have like 1million Hp for a level 20 boss, I bet you ,all the beginners/noobs new to MS will quit in a few hours/days. I believe this change is unnecessary and is just telling us to buy NX to play the game now. Where is their policy of “Free Online Game” now? With this change this is just making it more of a non-free game.

      I know people says “Pay to win” but that is not true. Paying is only to make the game easier and make yourself stronger but it doesn’t say you need it to win. Some people can do decent damage without even paying for the game.

      • November 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        most likely nexon will compensate. this is only the beggining of the update to be. as has been said: maybe a fifth job or some major buff. don’t sweat bro.

      • HDex
        November 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

        If no one paid real money you wouldn’t get crap done. If you’re not paying real money you are hacking. If you are not hacking then you are paying someone mesos who has paid real money. If you are not paying someone mesos who has paid real money you are paying a hacker mesos. Everyone who is anything has benefited from people who either use NX or hack. Whether it be your gear, boss runs, training, or them purchasing something from you. You get that edge from them. Otherwise, you would have 20 man expeditions still existing today but that just isn’t so. This game is play to win and has been since Big Bang. Which was the sound of their bank accounts filling up.

  17. 3rdy
    November 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    wait so thay mayd the boss’s alot harder to kill but made it alot less worth it to even bother fighting em? nice logic -_-

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      You know, you have the option to bring your friends to a boss run ya know. The damage cap has increased to 50 million, allowing many old funded classes to deal good damage. Of course, a boss run now seems impossible without bringing a funded player.

  18. Excada
    November 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Do you know what will happen to existing equipment?
    Will they randomly be assigned options or something?

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      For now, we don’t know yet until a KMS player can confirm.

      • 3rdy
        November 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        seeing as this only applies to eqs that is picked up/bout/made. it thay will probly stay the same

  19. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    So will pre existing equips already have random options? I hate to think for all of us that have our already scrolled equipment that random options will not affect them…

  20. Hemal Salvi
    November 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    In the 12/06 video, Is that Edelstein that’s breaking free in the 2012 Part? If so, its probably going to be revamped, and the mines are going to be put back to happiness and rainbows… I just cant see job advancing with no Black Wings…… anyway, too early to presume this, but if so, Wonny will be Happy.

    • Max
      November 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      I’m sure that they’re just comparing this update to other historical events that happened on the same date. I don’t think it has to do with what will happen in game.

  21. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    that might be the cyg thief eckhart

    • November 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      good point. maybe we’ll get to play as eckheart npc like mihile.

  22. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Wow all the bosses got harder, but we must at least be getting more dmg for all classes, or else they eould be impossible lol

    • Bob
      November 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      I agree. It might actually happen though. Don’t forget. When Nexon first talked about Tempest. They said this is just gonna be the beginning of Maplestory telling us to forget about Big Bang.

      But I kinda find this dumb. If they are gonna buff us up, why didnt they buff us up all at once instead of buffing up certain jobs a few patches back, like pally. I assume this was probably a decision they made after they made the decision of buffing up the bosses…..

  23. November 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Wow, with all the changes to the boss’s HP, I am expecting a MASSIVE change to our skill damages similar to what happened in Big Bang. I think Automata is Damian o.o ( Demon Slayer’s Brother )

  24. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    ok so all bosses have WAY more hp now BUT give less exp? really? thats dumb

  25. mithi9
    November 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    This is good
    Bosses can no longer be easily by any stretch be soloed
    You’ll need a party , like it’s suppose to be
    Exp halved = people not getting to 200 in like 10 hours
    I like cygnus’s changes
    2.1bil hp to 210 bil

    • zenarix
      November 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

      no heal. 1 min AB solo

  26. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    This looks dissapointing, small changes here and there…buff all bosses/making them twice as hard to kill….0.0

    And no exp increase…*sadface*

    Thanks for all the info max. ❤

    • mithi9
      November 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Cygnus got 100 times harder actually

      • lype98
        November 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

        probably more….no knockback O.O

        • mithi9
          November 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

          Yeah u finally need a party again

          • Anonymous
            November 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

            Lets hope parties are easy to find. And also partying with randoms aren’t good because u can never trust them, probably loot everything for themselves

  27. Joe
    November 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I don’t really care about the system changes, I just want to know what the classes are.

    I would guess that the one with the wings is Automata because he has wings akin to Demon Slayer’s and the fact that it doesn’t have horns means it’s not novan. Also the sword is clear and Automata uses an energy sword and there’s speculation about him being Demon Slayer’s sibling so it would fit.
    Which would mean that the one on the right is something else, which I’m more interested about. I have wished they would have added a whip class for a while, I’m just curious as to what faction this will belong to. I’m not even sure it’s a whip, but that would be cool and I’m not sure what else it would be. Anyway, I’m excited to see what else they’ll be doing.

    • Brayson
      November 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      I have no earthly idea what this Demon Slayer look alike is all about, but I’m leaning towards the “whip” character being Automata. That “whip” looks an awful lot like an energy sword imo. = /

  28. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Maybe both of them are Automata; one is female and the other is male. The sword, wing, and whip things are just their skills? IDK, didn’t read into skills list that much.

    • mithi9
      November 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      If u pay close attention
      Their r distinct differences
      And they wouldn’t take the wings of for the female version

      • Anonymous
        November 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        The wings are the boosters.

        Turn on the Booster: The booster is turned on for a period of time, allowing you to fly.

        The whip is actually a flexible sword, another form of the energy sword.

        Sword Flexible (A): Cut down enemies in front of you quickly with your Energy Sword.
        Sword Flexible (B): Thrust your Energy Sword forward, dealing critical damage to enemies.
        Sword Flexible (C): Jump up, dealing damage to enemies with your Energy Sword. Can be linked to Drag and Drift.

        Now I am sure it’s male and female. The extraction only contain Automata’s skills set, right?

  29. manvin li
    November 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm


  30. Dayumson
    November 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Whoa, it looks like their kinda making it a little more old school when you actually needed a whole party to solo zakum. I think thats good, but because their health is so high you’re gonna need a party of funded people :P. Oh well atlease z-helms will inflate because of how hard they are to get. S>Z-run ^^

  31. Scream
    November 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm


  32. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Wow bosses has a major buff but decreased exp?Thats….Awful…FFFFUUUU

  33. Emmanuel's mom
    November 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    210,000,000,000 for bosses??

    • November 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      yeah, guess u need a party now XD

      • Anonymous
        November 23, 2012 at 12:05 am

        Hopefully there will be people to party

    • Emmanuel
      November 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      If you were really my Mother…lol

  34. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    So it seems automata is the demon slayer-esque class, jusitfying the use of the wing in the previous poster. Also, it seems nexon has given up on trying to give aran a specific gender

  35. November 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I really hope nexon releases some more branching classes like the adventurers. more choices :3

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      I really hope they buff up existing adventurers. Compared to the newer classes, adventurers are so underpowered…

  36. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    “The damage limit for everyone has been raised from 999,999 to 50,000,000!!”
    Nexon’s way of balancing Angelic Bursters?

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Actually saw that coming. Nexon has always had a way of introducing something with one character, and then giving it to others later.

    • Chub
      November 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

      It is still way easier to hit that much damage with Angelic burster compared to other classes so it isn’t exactly balanced.

  37. carl
    November 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    im not happy ;-; i cant even hit more than 60k on my mercedes hurricane and they level up the hp of every boss monster ;-; i wont be called to any boss run again 😦

    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      Discouraging isn’t it? It’s like they’re making it so that only those so called “godly” people can boss. They should take “average” people into consideration, seeing as we’re like, what, 95% of the population?

      • Kaika
        November 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

        they dont want the bosses being soloed

  38. Emmanuel
    November 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    My god. The Boss changes are just wack. I hope when this hits GMS, they might take it in their point of view and not really change the bosses so greatly…I can sorta tell in KMS though how everyone is really strong and such.

    Otherwise, can’t wait for this update!

  39. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I was excited until I saw the section about bosses.

  40. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Honestly I think this is a change that needed to happen. Bossing was too easy. Zakum used to take the average player a half hour to kill with a group of SIX people in the old days. Killing Horntail was an honor reserved for those who carefully built their character to be strong enough to withstand HT’s attack and taking a huge group was the norm!

    After all the crazy updates, players are so OP that killing any boss with a group is nearly obsolete. I’m glad Nexon finally updated bosses back to the old terrors they used to be!

    • November 22, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      i agree with u

      i think the guy on the right with the whip is the thief resistance
      if u zoom in a whole bunch you can see that he is holding a sword, and the whip i think is the energy in the “energy sword”

  41. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    if u look carefully it looks like the one with the energy/whip/sword thing has roller blades on soo my bet is that that one is automata and the one with wings might be a new boss or perhaps DS’s dad or its might be a representation of like automata’s gear shift thing were his attacks change.

    • November 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

      wow i didnt even notice
      yeah they might be wheels!

  42. kinda disappointed
    November 23, 2012 at 12:10 am

    so what this looks like is pretty much another big bang!??? is that all this is saying is another big bang…. damage cap to 50million now bosses hp even higher so it fits the 50million 500k hp really now? thats ridiculas!!! ehh oh well keep up the good work Max :]

  43. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 12:11 am

    if that winged guy is a new warrior class that would be lame i wonder if they will ever make a new warrior class that uses spears :p

    • mithi9
      November 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Yeah they should definitely do spears

  44. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

    inb4 extreme buff for all jobs

    • mithi9
      November 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Doubt it
      Bosses made harder I think it means they want us to go in a party like old maple

      • someone
        November 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

        i dont think even 30 ppl party will be able to do 300B dmg in 30 minutes or even reach 50m dmg
        they probably will make every 200% dmg move to 20000% dmg move and yet u wont hit caps

  45. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Having a game inputed as part of real history….. Wut has the world become? Lul

  46. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

    -Assuming- they buff skills/hyper skills to give players more damage % soon, so players are closer to reaching the 50mil damage cap, then I really REALLY do NOT want to see my characters dishing out 8 digit numbers stretching across the screen like it’s normal. The damage output will be ridiculously abnormal. I’m not too pleased so far.

    While I do agree bosses need to be more difficult and should be fought in parties…this is just going overboard.

    • mithi9
      November 23, 2012 at 12:50 am

      U won’t be hitting 8 digits
      They just made it that If u want u an get the 50 mil cap
      But that doesn’t mean you’rs damage will magically be higher 0.o
      And I’m sure they aren’t gonna start buffing classes
      Only bosses were changed
      Not normal mobs

      • Anonymous
        November 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

        I know, but I think the keyword there was “‘assuming’ they do”. We really won’t know until the official patch, unfortunately. x_x

      • Anonymous
        November 23, 2012 at 12:57 am

        I know, but as I said: “assuming they do”. We won’t know for sure until the actual patch releases on KMS, unfortunately. My hope is they don’t. x_x

        • Anonymous
          November 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

          Whoops, double posted. Hahah. Please ignore that.

  47. Hayden
    November 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Man… on my bucc my goal was to hit damage cap and i was 100k away from it…. Now its 50mil…..As a normal player im hoping they like double the attack power of our skills so we can atleast keep up with bosses with like 80bil +.
    One thing i like about this is that, now that soloing bosses isnt going to be that easy. People actually have to work together now. Overall I hope they experiment well with this patch since its a hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee update..

  48. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Yeah i think this game will actually be easier because why would they do all of this unless they were gonna super buff everyone, make exp better, or raise the level cap :D. Nexon must be doing two of the things i said or this game is going to get bad lol

  49. lich004
    November 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

    left= automata
    right= Jungle Master? most properly will summon animals with whip (bowman class for advanced adventure group: dual blade, cannon shooter)

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2012 at 2:53 am

      Left = Demon Slayer’s brother!
      Nice wings & sword!
      Right = Automata!
      Nice energy sword & whip effect!

    • Kaika
      November 23, 2012 at 3:38 am

      Oh my god, give it up with the 3rd bowman subclass, ITS. NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN. I’d guess the one on the right is automata because of the electricity on the (flexible blade skill) energy blade.

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Archer not using a bow of any kind? Seems legit that makes sense

  50. November 23, 2012 at 2:08 am

    damage limit 50m (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻)

  51. Xario
    November 23, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I have to say that trying to make a connection between the abolishment of slavery and what not with maple story is…is just stupid :\
    Who’s idea was that???

  52. Dolan
    November 23, 2012 at 3:54 am

    the sword one is the “demons slayer brother” which is most likely to be a boss and the one that is somewhat holding a whip will be the thief resistance automata, you’re welcome.

  53. ariljy
    November 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Automata is the one on the right…electric whip and you can see booster exhaust on the feet. no idea what the DS looking this is tho…but he/she/it has trasnparent sword so they are excused from all hate.

  54. November 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

    when will more details of Automata be out??? i wan know more 😀

  55. Shamsi
    November 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

    i bet one of those two jobs are automata

  56. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

    OH YES! 2 big ms events the same day. Tempest hit GMS and this hit KMS.

  57. mithi9
    November 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Wait wait wait
    Does this mean mobs will finally stop 1hko’ing
    Cuz the entire training will be changed this
    Cuz if they give us better items
    Mobs need to be upped accordingly

  58. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

    This update looks like mostly very bad new to me. It puts bigger bosses well out of reach of 99.99% of players. Only a few of godliest and most active guilds per server will stand a chance of getting enough powerful players together to make successful runs. And that won’t happen too often. And why did they cut the exp of regular zak and ht to 1/10 of original? That’s just plain mean.

    I wonder what the Korean players think of this.

  59. November 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

    left one is new boss
    right one is new job

  60. Niernen
    November 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

    November 29th seems to be a big day for Maplestory.

  61. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    “Characters will be stronger” That’s what I want. I mean, they’ll probably change the range formula. Imagine a guy hitting 200-300k per line and another guy hitting like 10-23m per line, it’s be so unfair. 😦

    • Anonymous
      November 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      (cough cough) Angelic Burster (cough cough)

  62. annoynimous
    November 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe every single lvl up gives you 20-30 AP and all weapons gets +30% dmg to bosses.they better unnerf the new classes now this update came

  63. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    looks like the automata will be wearing single wheeled skates or something…

  64. Araste
    November 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    This patch seems to help being in the older maplers. Higher hps at least keeps me interested.

  65. HDex
    November 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Anonymous :
    that might be the cyg thief eckhart

    Best opinion I’ve read yet.

  66. HDex
    November 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Xario :
    I have to say that trying to make a connection between the abolishment of slavery and what not with maple story is…is just stupid :\
    Who’s idea was that???

    I second this.

    The entire update seems pretty stupid. Mobs will continue to be too easy with horrible exp and spawns. Classes will continue to be uneven because some classes are geared towards training while others boss but training is too easy for all classes making the training classes have pointless skills while the bossing classes own. They choose to even the playing field by making bosses 100x stronger and reducing the EXP 10 times over and give them the same drops. So now only the top tier godly people can do jack, that or hackers and training is still boring for everyone else. I get it, can’t make a win:win scenario and win:lose is unfavorable so make it a lose:lose scenario.

    • mithi9
      November 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      They said something about balancing out mobs cuz of these buffs
      And the + hp bosses got just means that we finally need parties again to go bossing
      And lower exp means people won’t just solo bosses to get to 200 cuz well they r insanely hard now and exp-

  67. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I know I might be the only one but I think both of those are Automata, just in two of the different modes he has.. Idk just my bet.

  68. SilverJack
    November 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    > Buff all bosses’ HP to make them 5 to 100 times harder
    > Nerf all boss Exp


    So they nerfed bosses to be harder, worthless and to only appeal to cheaters who either bribe their way to victory or use third party programs to gain an unfair advantage. For legits…what the hell is the point of even playing this game anymore?

    On the other hand, if characters and items are strong enough to negate the increased difficulty, what the hell is the point of this update if the general (im)balance between cheaters and legits remains relatively the same?

    Dragon Ball Z is a good example of why universal powerups, both for characters and enemies, don’t actually have any real effect whatsoever. It’s all just larger numbars and powar levels without any real change in the current (im)balance. The hackers (Androids) and godly funded players (Super Saiyans) will remain on top, while legits (Krillin, Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu) who play the old fashioned way and gain strength without cheating…well, if the character buffs leave classes’ relative power levels the same, then little will change for them. If they make characters even stronger, the collective outcry of cheating masochists (who should just go tie up and whip themselves instead of ruining MapleStory for the rest of players) will result in nerfs and more fake difficulty that offset any gains in character strength. If characters are relatively weaker, well, only legits will suffer. Even the Saibamen could probably kick our asses by the time the winter update is over.

    It’s disappointing to see a once great game monetizing power creep like this, at the expense of those who used to play it before the cash shop (and the gachapon/potential it monetized) ruined MapleStory forever. Random buffs are not enough to offset the weakness of legitness, as good ones will inevitably become valuable and yet another gap will result between unfundeds and legits.

    Not to mention that, in order to hunt the stronger monsters with better weapon buffs, one will need stronger weapons with stronger buffs. Especially bosses, whose items are the very things that would help players defeat them. However, a player strong enough to defeat the new hard mode bosses doesn’t actually need their rewards anymore. The prizes don’t match the power level needed to obtain them, which is completely FUBAR. What the hell is the point?

    The random gambling of gachapon, potential and now random options only makes things worse, as the game becomes designed upon the basis that everyone and their mom will be able to obtain the best stuff. This game would be better off if buffs could be acuired and chosen (FOR FREE) like stats and skills, instead of just having to pray that your equipment/potential/options don’t suck. That way the increased difficulty of enemies would make sense, because the assumption would be true. But treating random item buffs as a general buff for everyone is a total logic fail when we’ve been to this rodeo before, and already seen that randomness mostly just buffs the fundeds who buy up and dupe all the best stuff.

    The only reasonable gambling was scrolls that could pass or fail. After that, it becomes a horrible crapshoot that will never offset power creep for those that don’t funnel money to Nexon or hack their way to victory. At least not in the NA version that will be getting this update in 6 months.

    Le sigh. Just like IRL, the implementation of money in MapleStory, both virtual and real, has made hard work hardly work. First it was meso sellers, now it’s Nexon. It’s no wonder a ton of Maplers miss the good old days, where mesos and hackers were the only game breaking issues to deal with. If currency was taken out of Maple, the game would be better for it.

    I’m still looking forward to the new class, though. At least it’ll be fun to watch youtube videos of it.

    • November 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      ummm……….. 0.O
      equips arent all that strong now
      its just some things like
      20+ int or wtv
      we arent getting like 8 digit damage it anything

      • SilverJack
        November 24, 2012 at 3:59 am

        It’s not that random options themselves are all that bad. It’s just that they combine with all the other “random except for cashfags who can throw money at things until they’re awesome” game mechanics to add insult to injury. While random buffs won’t be that strong, essentially making them trivial for legits, there will undoubtedly be a cash shop item that lets funded cheaters get the best random options, in addition to them also being able to buy items with good options for ridiculous prices in the free market. Ironically, the free market isn’t free, either.

        Suffice it to say, my comment comes from the perspective of a grizzled old beta player who hates scrolling, gachapon, potential, inner abilities and random options. With all their randomness combined, the gap between the funded and unfunded has grown infinitely larger than it was before the latter 4 were implemented. And then people mistake new classes for OP just because they see funded player vastly outperforming their older classes, which also annoys me to no end.

        But I’m still holding out a slight bit of hope that Nexon stops being Nexon, or that MapleStory gets sold to another company that isn’t ruining the game with cancerous power creep.

        • November 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm

          nexon is never going to sell maple
          it’s there biggest money maker i believe

          • Kaika
            November 25, 2012 at 4:00 am

            wrong, DFO is

  69. Comment
    November 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    So many stuff ont the 29th!!

  70. Forge
    November 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Looks like dark energy, and not a whip since he isnt holding it. Just my opinion though

    • November 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      yeah it seems to be coming out of the sword itself

  71. knite0
    November 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Geezus, how the heck are we gonna beat those bosses now?

  72. November 24, 2012 at 12:07 am

    More classes….also wow bosses are getting better…
    Hmm this is something

  73. XD
    November 24, 2012 at 12:11 am

    The left side is the revamped demon slayer which now use a sword and the right is the new resistance thief with chain sword.. ^^

    • mithi9
      November 24, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Demon slayer just got an update
      They won’t revamp anything
      Nexon doesn’t change weapon types

    • XD
      November 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Sorry. it’s not a revamped. it’s new DS job advancement. My mistake. XD

  74. Anonymous
    November 24, 2012 at 12:25 am

    wait whoa wut warrior armor gets random bonus of INT stat? O_o

  75. Guest
    November 24, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I’ll shut up till November 29th

  76. mar
    November 24, 2012 at 3:50 am

    this is perfect

    3rd card set= 1 set of 3pirates (monster def ignore + the +4 dammage ea level from bucc and the AB card that gives 40 dex on level 120)
    3 warriors (8% hp as dammage and the kaiser card that gives 40 str on level 120)
    3mages (8% mp as dammage and the luminous card gives 40 int on level 120)

    those 3 sets = a happy me

  77. Anonymous
    November 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    actually, the 1 on the left is the new class, and so is the one on the right -____-

  78. Anonymous
    November 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I’m looking at the free miracle cubes and i am pleased. It drops from boss monsters which include horntail and zakum and last time i checked they didn’t get buffed only their chaos versions did. If you guys stop your whining you’ll realize that now if u make a new character you can get it up to epic ranking for FREE and it could be good like 18% on all equips (6% x3) If the two people up there are new classes we get to funded them for free. The drop rate on the stuff is increased so you can even get a horntail necklace easier. Recipies, and mastery books from zakum and horntail are also easier to obtain.

    I also don’t get why people are complaining about the fact they can’t reach the new max damage. The people who are complaining don’t hit max now they probably never will, the bosses who got buffed required someone funded to beat or alot of people who wernt weak as crap. They make is so you have to party unless they some how reach 50mil damage to beat all the strong bosses. Now everyone complains that even the funded have to party up oh wow guys. I don’t spend a penny on this game I haven’t been complaining about strong bosses i couldn’t beat solo before who got stronger meaning i need an expedition to kill. If you all stopped complaining about parting being gone and that nonsense maybe the outcome would’ve been different, assuming that the Korean community complains as much as you guys do. Also they will probably do like they did big bang and BUFF every class and they will probably keep buffing each class over and over again. Hyper skills will probably become stronger and either get an increased damage cap or have no damage cap but that’s unlikely. You don’t have to pay to win either just farm from zakum and horntail and all the other monsters and you can reach funded level without buying cubes.

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      Free miracle cubes that gets u to a wanted epic tier? very idealistic. The cube is is either gonna downgrade ur potiental tier or get it to epic. Downgrading is probaly a higher probablity than getting to epic. Also even if u get an epic, it doesnt nessary mean that u’ll get the 6% u want.

  79. Anonymous
    November 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    whoa.. looks like a huge change. since they gonna buff up the equipments… does that mean the pros now will be noobs then? O_o

    • Anonymous
      November 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      It’s hard to say at this point. Depending on what they do, pre-potentialed equips might be able to obtain options too. The funded players would be even more powerful.

      I think this is just be an easy alternative for the unfunded players to get their gears. It would just balance out everyone. However, knowing how money hungry nexon is…I kinda have my doubts.

  80. mar.
    November 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    the guy with the sword is the new thief resistance


    • Kaika
      November 25, 2012 at 3:56 am

      YEAH, NO

    • TrustMe
      November 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Nope.. The guy with the sword on the left is the new DS job advancement which uses a sword.. and the right is automata.. Trust me and see.. =)

      • Anonymous
        November 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        DS atm cannot equip a sword at all, it would make more sense if the sword guy was another demon.

        • TrustMe
          November 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

          That’s why I said ‘new job advancement’. =)
          basically u can choose either old DS with blunt/scepter or new DS with sword at the beginning. the skills are different too. =)

  81. Pitk
    November 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Max whats the meaning of the 4 stats on the character-creation screen?

    • mithi9
      November 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Rate of growth
      And the last I dunno
      And that lost isn’t in order

    • 3rdy
      November 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm


  82. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Did the random option on the Luminous rod say +33 M.ATK?????
    And that’s just a small preview of it O.O

    • November 25, 2012 at 3:45 am

      Yes, it did. But thats why it’s lvl140 now instead of lvl 110 (not sure about that).

  83. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I think they should……. Revamp charactor traits and give more option to lvl them up!! 😀

  84. mar.
    November 25, 2012 at 4:10 am

    i hope they finally make more train spots with monsters around the same exp
    so its not like everybody goes to aliens on 90 to 120

  85. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Funny how ppl dont understand this is Hayoto and Kanna classes 😛

    • lype98
      November 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      its funny because its not…they are exclusive and dont look anything like them. theres no katana or dress

    • November 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      to be honest, im suprised anyone would think that it’s hayato and kanna ….. -____-

    • Anonymous
      November 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      how hayato has no wings and uses a katana and kanna has a kimono and bow in her hair and uses a fan lol

    • Kaika
      November 26, 2012 at 4:06 am

      LOL, too bad its not but id LOVE it, love your opinion too XD

  86. Anonymous
    November 25, 2012 at 5:44 am


  87. November 25, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Them bosses. Just got harder.

    • November 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      i was just thinking, we might actually need to make a strategy now
      like paladins tanks the boss
      for example
      paladin lures hilla away from party, while party takes down the summons, priests healing away etc
      and then everyone goes for hilla and yeah
      unlike befoe
      u have high ass damage
      good u can solo

      • Anonymous
        November 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm

        Imposibru. It aggro the one who does the most damage and paladins arnt known for their damage.

      • November 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm

        Yeah same here. I’d love to see people do this sort of thing. Makes the game feel much more about skill rather then power.

        • Kaika
          November 26, 2012 at 4:05 am

          ikr, might bring the community come back together instead of split up like BB made it

          • Jerry
            November 26, 2012 at 10:41 am

            “You can no longer see other’s skill effects and damage” interesting.. This might actually make people less obsessed about damage can play the game for fun..

  88. November 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    bout time they updated the weapons I wonder what the att on knuckles will be :3 I mean the knuckle att is pretty dam low compared to other items :3 and I think the whip shadow character is Kyrin’s Father lancer makes sense since Bucs got there trans takenaway but one trans move is using a whip.

  89. November 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Emmanuel likes giant cock

  90. Vultwaz
    November 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Karkain :
    I know what you’re saying, but I’m sure you insulted Gundam Epyon by relating it loosely to MapleStory, lol.

    Apologies to Zechs.

  91. TrustMe
    November 27, 2012 at 1:48 am

    [Spoiler Alert] The left silhouette is called Demon Avenger..

  92. November 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Wow, this is a complete overhaul of MapleStory. It remains to be seen if I’ll stay or leave forever from this ever-changing game. I’ll just wait and see the results that you document, Max. Maybe we all are just blowing things out of proportion with paranoia….

  93. Anonymous
    December 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Magnifying glasses are also no longer required to identify items, you simply use the icon in your inventory (the mesos that it would cost are taken away from you instantly).

    How about character with L100 Insight? No more free magnifying glasses?

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