kMSt ver. 1.2.464 & Inkwell’s Secret Diary – Welcome to Monster Life!
Are you curious about monster combinations?
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A new patch has been released in Tespia, bringing the last (?) part of the unlimited update, Monster Life! It is very similar to the mobile game MapleStory Village but also brings in game benefits to you~ I think it’s unfinished though, a lot of things say “This is not ready yet”.
In addition, small parts of Root Abyss have been added but it’s not quite accessible yet.
You can access Monster Life by pressing the house button beside the Channel Change button, or by going to System > Farm. Monster Life allows users to decorate their own farm while raising monsters!
When you first enter, you’ll be asked to name your farm. All characters on your account will share one farm. You can also upload a picture from your computer to be your profile picture!
A farm’s beauty is expressed in clovers. As you increase your farm’s beauty, you will gain special buffs for it.
A new currency called Waru has been added for Monster Life. It can be used for a variety of things, and apparently in the future, can be used to buy things for the real MapleStory game.
Each farm has a level, up to a maximum of 30. As you level up your farm, the maximum number of monsters you can hold will increase, as well as the types of decorations you can buy.
You can buy Buildings or Deco, to change the appearance of your farm. There are also Roads, which you get for free and have an infinite amount of.
Your house cannot be moved, and can only be upgraded at certain levels.
Each building has a unique yield of Waru, storage capacity, and beauty. Every 10 minutes, a building will produce Waru for you to collect. Deco does not give you Waru but greatly increases your farm’s beauty.
The biggest part of Monster Life is raising monsters on your farm! Every monster in MapleStory, about 700 species, have been registered in Monster Life. Boss monsters will appear as Miniature Monsters (I wonder how they look haha).
There are 22 categories of monsters, and within each category, 7 ranks. There’s also a special category that you can only get through certain boxes.
Each monster has 30 levels, and can gain experience by being taken care of. A higher level monster will give you more Waru. You can even visit others’ farms and have your monsters play with theirs~
When a monster joins your farm, it will receive potential (a passive skill), that will affect your in-game characters. Each of the 22 categories has its own potential, and you will receive only the boosts from the highest level of each category. Special category monsters all have unique potential.
A monster’s potential is set right when you acquire it, and will never change. I believe that the potential expires… in Tespia the date is set to 1/1/1900, haha. The thing is… I have no idea how to find out the potential of a monster nor do I see any skills on any of my characters even though I have like 8 monsters.
Anyways, here’s a list of skills that you can get.
- Max HP increase
- Max MP increase
- Attack increase
- Magic attack increase
- STR increase
- DEX increase
- INT increase
- LUK increase
- All stat increase
- Accuracy increase
- Avoid increase
- Jump increase
- Speed increase
- Max speed increase
- Defense increase
- % damage to boss monsters increase
- % minimum critical damage increase
- % critical chance increase
- % total damage increase
- % monster’s defense ignore increase
- % buff duration increase
- % summon duration increase
- % item droprate increase
- % meso droprate increase
- % experience gained increase
- % Final Attack damage increase
- Passive skill level increase
- % resistance to states and elements increase
- % damage taken reduction
- Invincibility time after being attacked increase
- Chance to guard against damage
- % experience lost upon death reduction
- Some damage done to an enemy changed into HP
- HP and MP recovery over time
- Chance to recover HP and MP when attacking
- Chance to instantly kill an enemy
- Chance to apply <slow> when attacking
- Chance to apply <poison> when attacking
- Chance to recover MP when a monster is killed
- Gain Waru when you level up your Monster Life farm
- Monster Life’s monsters experience increase
- Monster Life’s farm experience increase
- Monster Life’s buildings Waru increase
- % Monster Life shop discount
To get new monsters, you can go to the shop and buy one of the boxes there for a random monster.
You can also visit someone else’s farm, and combine monsters! The new monster you receive will be based on the categories of the monsters used as well as their rank. Neither monster gets ‘used up’ per se, so I guess this is sort of like monster mating, haha.
Finally, in Monster Life, you can complete quests. There are both story quests and repeatable daily quests.
Inside the Scholars’ Study, you can find four special NPCs. First off is Julian, who will give you medals for certain achievements (this has not been added yet).
There’s the fairy who will give you up to 3 repeatable quests every 6 hours. That guy who looks sort of like Wonky is the merchant, from which you can buy buildings, deco, and monster boxes. Finally the mirror, who takes you to a random person’s farm so you can combine monsters!
By the way, for those of you with keen eyes, you’d notice that the mirror looks a lot like Guwaru, haha. I thought it was just a coincidence at first but I looked in the data and found this picture~ It seems Guwaru has something to do with Monster Life?
Here’s a video by Spadow playing with the Monster Life system in game, so you guys can get a better idea of what it is.
Unrelated to Monster Life, about the Premium Water of Life. Sorry guys, my translation was completely off. This Water of Life only lets you skip the quests required to revive a pet, it does not make a pet permanent!