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kMS ver. 1.2.187 – Cygnus Returns: Striker!

MapleStory Cygnus Returns Striker

The first patch of the Cygnus Returns update has been released! It includes the newly reorganized Striker job (Thunder Breaker in GMS), an increased level cap, Chaos versions of the Root Abyss bosses, as well as the level 150 Root Abyss equipment set!

A new entry in Inkwell’s Secret Diary confirms some new content that we will be receiving February! Check the end of the post for more information~

kMS ver. 1.2.187 World Selection Screen (1)

kMS ver. 1.2.187 World Selection Screen (2)

Here are the world selection screens for this patch~

Maximum Level Increase

For the first time in 10 years of MapleStory, the level cap has been increased to level 250! This applies to all characters, except for the Knights of Cygnus who have not yet been reorganized (although once they are, they will also be able to reach 250).

However, after level 200, you will no longer gain SP. Maximum level quests such as medals and the hall of fame will still be given to you at level 200. The rankings from before this change will be saved on the MapleStory homepage.

Maximum Mesos

The meso cap has also been increased, to 9,999,999,999 mesos. This will apply to your inventory, storage, trades between characters, private and hired shops, Fredrick, and the Owl of Minerva.

Party Quest Level Changes

Certain areas’ monster experience has been adjusted. This includes party quests, Evolving System, Dimension Invade, Lab – Area C-1 and C-2, Red Nosed Pirates’ Den, and Training Hall 1 and 2. They were all reductions, some being up to 50% of their original experience!

Magnus and Hilla

All party quests and Dimension Invade’s daily entry count have been changed to 5 times per day. I guess if they increased the experience it would sort of make sense, however I don’t know about you but I get the most experience in party quests from clearing it, not from the monsters inside.

Changed Evolving Dungeon Monsters

For Evolving System, they added in Cores for the 5 Cygnus instructors. They also reduced the time limit from 30 minutes to 20 minutes.

Chaos Root Abyss Bosses

The Chaos versions of the Seal Guardian bosses in Root Abyss have been released~ Join with your friends to fight the strengthened Bloody Queen, Pierre, Von Bon, and Vellum!

Root Abyss Boss Entry

To be able to fight them, you must be over level 180 and have beaten the regular bosses 10 times. You can only defeat them once per week. Chaos Pierre has 84 billion HP, Von Bon has 105 billion, Bloody Queen has 147 billion, and Vellum has 200 billion HP.

If you complete all the quests in Root Abyss, a new hunting ground for levels 180 and over will be available to you. You can access it by going to where Alicia used to be in the Colossal Root map.

Level 150 Set

The level 150 Root Abyss set has been added, and they drop from the new Chaos bosses! The naming scheme is as follows. Class can be replaced with Warrior for warriors, Ranger for bowmen, Dunwitch for mages, Assassin for thieves, and Wanderer for pirates.

  • Hats are called Highness (class) [40 main stat and sub stat, 2 attack and magic attack, 10% defense ignore, 11 slots] – dropped by Bloody Queen
  • Tops are called Eagle Eye (class) [30 main stat and sub stat, 2 attack and magic attack, 5% defense ignore, 7 slots] – dropped by Von Bon
  • Bottoms are called Trickster (class) [30 main stat and sub stat, 2 attack and magic attack, 5% defense ignore, 7 slots] – dropped by Pierre
  • Weapons are called Fafnir (class) [40% boss damage, 10% defense ignore, 8 slots] – dropped by Vellum

Ranger Set

As you can see, the level 150 set consist only of 4 items, hats, tops, bottoms, and weapons. I guess it’s so it doesn’t overlap with the Tyrant set? The equipment all come with base defense ignore, hats and weapons with 10% and the other two with 5%.

They’re all tradeable until equipped, after which you’ll need Platinum Scissors of Karma to trade them.

Fafnir Weapons

The Fafnir weapons also come with 40% boss damage!

Root Abyss Set Effects

The set effects are 20 of your main and sub stat as well as 1000 HP and MP for wearing 2 equips, 10% HP and MP and 20 attack/magic attack for 3 equips, and 30 attack/magic attack and 9% total damage for 4 equips.

The Black Mage’s newest commander, Damian, attacked Ereb and killed Shinsoo. This caused Empress Cygnus to awaken, reviving Shinsoo and granting her new powers! Although incomplete, Empress Cygnus’ abilities have given the Knights of Cygnus a new strength!

Thanks to Spadow for the video~

Knights of Cygnus Common Reorganizations

There were common reorganizations for all Knights of Cygnus (well not really, but they’ll be applied to the future updated Cygnus when they come, currently it’s only for Strikers). They have received a Link Skill, they can reach level 250, their job advancements are at the same level as everyone else now (10, 30, 60, 100), and their summons will be turned into buffs.

They receive 4 SP when advancing (except for 4th where they get 3). Knights of Cygnus do not require mastery books for their fourth job skills. The Noble Mind skill which increased the level of Empress’ Blessing has been changed to be levelled up when you reach level 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, and 150. Non-Striker Cygnus can still fight Akairum in order to level up this skill.

Empress’ Cry and Empress’ Prayer have been deleted, as well as the extra 10% experience when levelling and the quests that give SP/skills. For the time being, creation of Ultimate Adventurers has been closed.

Knights of Cygnus Character Creation

Knights of Cygnus Creation (M)

Knights of Cygnus Creation (F)

The creation for Knights of Cygnus has been renewed! You can now choose between male and female, each with their own unique hair (which you can choose any colour for, like Phantom). They also updated the beginner outfit.

The Knights of Cygnus tutorial was renewed as well. Here’s a video of it (thanks to skycombat)!

Striker Features

For existing Strikers, their SP and AP have been reset, as well as their HP and MP, which will be determined by their job advancement and level. Strikers can not do certain Knights of Cygnus quests.

Special Movement Skill Flash

Strikers are now able to move around a map quickly using their new skill Flash!

They also use a really interesting chain system! Every single skill can be chained to another, which will decrease their delays as well as increase your damage. You’ll even gain a Stance effect if you chain your skills!

Thunder Buff

The new first job skill Element: Lightning will give your attacks a chance to buff yourself, giving you increased defense ignore. Using the different Thunder skills, you’ll be able to increase the maximum stacks of this buff (up to 5 at fourth job), and strengthen your attacks through multiple skills!

Striker Character Card

Striker’s character card gives 2/3/4/5 damage per character level.

Striker Skills

Beginner

Elemental Slash Effect

  • Elemental Slash Elemental Slash: Strike up to 3 enemies in front of you with a slash of unrefined elemental power dealing 190% damage.

Journey Home Effect

  • Journey Home Journey Home: Borrow Shinsoo’s aura to return to the side of the Empress. There is a cooldown of 30 minutes.
  • Elemental Harmony Elemental Harmony: Learn the harmony between the elements and increase your affinity for them, increasing your STR by 1 for every 2 character levels.
  • Elemental Expert Elemental Expert: Your mastery over the elements decreases all your attacking skills’ elemental properties by 100%. This skill is unlocked after your fourth job advancement.

Elemental Shift Effect

  • Elemental Shift Elemental Shift: Jump once again while in the air by pressing the jump key with an arrow key.
  • Cygnus Bless Cygnus Blessing: The awakened Empress’ blessing protects you from enemies’ attacks, increasing your resistance to states and elements by 5% (10% for level 2). If other Cygnus jobs exist within your account, you can stack this Link Skill up to 5 times. If linked, this skill’s effects will be reduced to 2% (5% for level 2). (Link Skill)

First Job

Shark Tooth Effect

  • Shark Tooth Shark Tooth: Attack up to 4 enemies in front of you with your fist imbued with the power of lightning, dealing 160% damage two times. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder and itself. (max level: 20)

Flash and Shark Tooth Effect

  • Flash Flash: By concentrating your strength, instantly attack up to 4 enemies for 310% damage. You move instantly to the farthest enemy within range. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder, Thunderbolt, and itself. (max level: 15)

Element Lightning Effect

  • Element Lightning Element: Lightning: Summon the blue Lightning element to gain power, for 180 seconds, you will have a 10% chance when attacking to gain a buff that allows you to ignore 5% of their defence for 30 seconds. This effect does not stack more than once. (max level: 10)
  • Thunder Thunder I: The power of lightning enhances your body, giving you a 20% increase in the chance to gain a buff from Element: Lightning, as well as increasing the maximum stack of a buff by 1. Your speed is increased by 40%, jump by 20%, and maximum speed by 20%. (max level: 20)

Second Job

Shark Kick Effect

  • Shark Kick Shark Kick: Wash away up to 6 enemies around you with the aura of a powerful shark, dealing 155% damage four times. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder and itself. (max level: 20)

Shark Kick and Water Wave Effects

  • Water Wave Water Wave: Flow through monsters like the sea, dealing 255% damage two times on up to 8 enemies while moving forward. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder and itself. (max level: 20)

Knuckle Booster Effect

  • Knuckle Booster Knuckle Booster: Increase your attack speed by 2 stages for 200 seconds. (required skill: level 5 Knuckle Mastery) (max level: 10)
  • Knuckle Mastery Knuckle Mastery: Your mastery over the knuckle is increased by 50%, and your accuracy is increased by 120. (max level: 10)
  • Tempered Tempered: Through relentless training, your STR is increased by 60. (max level: 15)
  • Thunder II Thunder II: Become more adept with the power of lightning, giving you a 20% increase in the chance to gain a buff from Element: Lightning, as well as increasing the maximum stack of a buff by 1. Your attack is increased by 20. (max level: 20)

Third Job

Ascend Effect

  • Ascend Ascend: Using the power of lightning, attack up to 6 enemies for 175% damage five times, soaring into the air. Thunder can be used afterwards. (max level: 20)

Ascend and Thunder Effects

  • Thunder Thunder: Move like lightning while rushing down from the air, dealing 150% damage four times on up to 6 enemies. Can only be used while jumping or after using Ascend. Can be chained to any skill except itself. (max level: 20)

Tornado Effect

  • Tornado Tornado: Emit a tornado using the accumulated power from your continuously chained attacks, dealing 381% damage three times on up to 6 enemies. Can only be used when you have 3 or more buff stacks. When used, receive a buff that gives you 3% damage for each stacked buff you have for 60 seconds, which does not stack more than once. However, this skill will not activate Element: Lightning. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder and itself. There is a cooldown of 20 seconds. (max level: 20)

Vortex Effect

  • Vortex Vortex: Strong torrents are called to protect your body from attacks, increasing your resistance to states and elements by 30% for 180 seconds. (max level: 20)

Needle Carapace Effect

  • Needle Carapace Needle Carapace: Summon sharp, solid armor for 180 seconds, increasing your damage by 5% and decreasing damage taken by 10%. (max level: 10)
  • Chain Chain: Masters of chained attacks will have their damage increased by 15% if they link their attacks together. (max level: 20)
  • Thunder III Thunder III: Use the power of lightning more actively, giving you a 30% increase in the chance to gain a buff from Element: Lightning, as well as increasing the maximum stack of a buff by 1. Your attack is increased by 30. (max level: 20)

Fourth Job

Cygnus Knights Effect

  • Cygnus Knights Cygnus Knights: Receive the blessing of the awakened Empress, increasing the stats of all party members by 15% for 900 seconds. (max level: 30)

Annihilate and Thunderbolt Effects

  • Annihilate Annihilate: Give form to the power of lightning, dealing 250% damage two times on one monster in front of you. For each buff stack you have, increase the number of attacks of this skill by 1. The maximum number of hits is 7. However, this skill will not activate Element: Lightning. (max level: 30)

Thunderbolt Effect

  • Thunderbolt Thunderbolt: Use the power of the thunderbolt to annihilate up to 8 enemies in front of you, dealing 280% damage five times. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder and itself. (max level: 30)

Typhoon Effect

  • Typhoon Typhoon:  Emit turbulent wind using the accumulated power from your continuously chained attacks, dealing 390% damage five times on up to 8 enemies. Can only be used when you have 2 or more buff stacks. When used, receive a buff that gives you 7% damage for each stacked buff you have for 60 second, which does not stack more than once. However, this skill will not activate Element: Lightning. Passive skill that upgrades Tornado. Can be chained to any skill except Thunder and itself. There is a cooldown of 10 seconds. (required skill: level 20 Tornado) (max level: 30)

Electric Charge Effect

  • Electric Charge Electric Charge: The power of lightning floats around you, causing your attacks to be doubled, with the extra attacks doing 40% of your original damage  for 180 seconds. There is a cooldown of 180 seconds. (max level: 30)

Wind Booster Effect

  • Wind Booster Wind Booster: Use HP and MP to temporarily improve your party members’ attack speed by 2 for 300 seconds. Can be used with other Boosters. (required skill: level 10 Knuckle Booster) (max level: 20)
  • Knuckle Expert Knuckle Expert: Your mastery over the knuckle is increased to 70%, your attack is increased by 30 and your minimum critical damage is increased by 15%. (required skill: level 10 Knuckle Mastery) (max level: 30)
  • Stimulation Stimulation: Your nerves are electrically stimulated, giving you a tough body, increasing your HP and evasion rate by 20% while decreasing damage taken by 20%. (max level: 10)
  • Thunder God Thunder God: Completely master the power of lightning, acquiring its essence, increasing the chance to gain a buff from Element: Lightning, critical chance, and maximum critical damage by 30%, and the maximum stack of a buff by 1. (max level: 30)

Hyper

  • Tornado - Reinforce Tornado – Reinforce: Tornado’s damage is increased by 20%. [required level: 143]
  • Tornado - Extra Target Tornado – Extra Target: Tornado’s number of monsters hit is increased by 2. [required level: 162]
  • Tornado - Bonus Attack Tornado – Bonus Attack: Tornado’s number of hits is increased by 1. [required level: 183]
  • Thunderbolt - Reinforce Thunderbolt – Reinforce: Thunderbolt’s damage is increased by 20%. [required level: 149]
  • Thunderbolt - Extra Target Thunderbolt – Extra Target: Thunderbolt’s number of monsters hit is increased by 2. [required level: 168]
  • Thunderbolt - Bonus Attack Thunderbolt – Bonus Attack: Thunderbolt’s number of hits is increased by 1. [required level: 189]
  • Annihilate - Reinforce Annihilate – Reinforce: Annihilate’s damage is increased by 20%. [required level: 155]
  • Annihilate - Ignore Guard Annihilate – Ignore Guard: Annihilate’s monsters’ defense ignored is increased by 20%. [required level: 177]
  • Annihilate - Boss Killer Annihilate – Boss Killer: Annihilate’s damage to bosses is increased by 20%. [required level: 195]

Heaven and Earth Effect

  • Heaven and Earth Heaven and Earth: The cooldown and buff requirement of Tornado is removed, Element: Lightning’s debuff effect is increased to 9% defense ignore, and your damage is increased by 25% for 180 seconds. [required level: 150]

God of the Sea Effect

  • God of the Sea God of the Sea: Summon the god of the sea to surge through up to 15 enemies, dealing 400% damage 15 times. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds. [required level: 170]

Glory of Guardians Effect

  • Glory of Guardians Glory of Guardians: The knights who swore to protect Empress Cygnus undergo a sense of honor, increasing their damage by 10% and maximum damage by 5,000,000 for 60 seconds. This effect only applies to Knights of Cygnus in the party. There is a cooldown of 120 seconds. [required level: 200]

Thanks to Fiel of Southperry for skill icons and animations!

February Maple Attendance Check King

The February Maple Attendance Check King event (season 1) will run from now until February 13. Each day you’ll have to kill 250 monsters in order to be accounted for~ On certain days, you’ll receive prizes!

  • 2 days: 20% Miraculous Positive Chaos Scroll
  • 5 days: Special Additional Potential Stamp
  • 8 days: Lucky Day Scroll
  • 11 days: 5 Star Equipment Enhancement Scroll
  • 14 days: 50% Unique Potential Scroll

Inception Striker and Cygnus Returns Medal

The Returning Striker Hot Time on February 2 will give the Inception Striker hat (10 to all stats, 150 HP and MP, 10 slots, 5% critical, 5 STR and DEX, 5 attack if you’re a 3rd or 4th job Striker) as well as the Cygnus Returns medal (6 to all stats, 6 attack and magic attack, expires).

You’ll also get equipment boxes for your Striker at levels 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, and 70!

MapleStory New Years Event

The MapleStory New Year’s event has begun and will run until February 20. There are four parts to this event, but the last isn’t available at the moment so I’ll just go over the others.

Kite Flying

The first event is pretty fun haha, every hour at XX:30 you’ll be invited to a special map where you’ll be grouped with others. You’ll then be strung onto a kite and you’ll have to fly around, collecting points while avoiding obstacles and fulfilling certain conditions~

Giant Money Bag

After you’re done, based on your rank in your group, you’ll receive a certain number of Giant Money Bags, which you can open for prizes~

  • Chaos Scroll
  • Additional Potential Scroll
  • Riding Cushion
  • Riding Lunar New Year Coin
  • 2013 Cloth Bits Box (Blue)
  • buffs

Legend of the Yagwanggwi

The next part is the Legend of the Yagwanggwi (it’s like a Korean folktale or something). Basically, you can collect bells from monsters that will summon it, and you have to defeat it for its bag, which can be opened for 2013 Cloth Bits Boxes, 40% First Class scrolls, or the Money Bag Chair.

Cassandra will also ask you to hold her New Shoes for 30 minutes, for which she’ll give you a buff. Collecting 30 items from monsters around your level for her will get you some experience and a 2013 Cloth Bits Box (Green).

New Years Gift

Finally, from February 9 to 11, if you log in, you’ll receive 5 Yutnori Lunar New Year Coisn and 5 Riding Lunar New Year Coins for free, as well as a Glow in the Dark Nose!

Glow in the Dark Noses

Based on if you have the previous nose in your inventory or not, you’ll receive one of the above 3 noses.

Lunar New Year Shop

The Lunar New Year shop is now open! It sells certain equipment, ore, herb and coin bags, flying mounts, chairs, and Bits cases~

Winter Limit Coin Shop Reorganization

The Winter Limit coin shop has been updated with a new One Day tab, where they will sell random items and a lowered cost for a single day. There’s also the new Pirate tab, which sells the Maple knuckles, as well as the ring and Hot Time hat from the pirate reorganization in the Justice patch.

Lunar New Year Achievements

There were also new Lunar New Year achievements, which have to do with the quests they added~

Achievement Rewards

For the first four achievements, you’ll get a Lunar New Year Achievement Box (can give various scrolls and 50% Hammers) as well as a 3 attack and magic attack title.  For the fifth, you’ll get the Yay Lunar New Year chair as well as a 5 attack and magic attack title. For the sixth achievement, you’ll get a 7 attack and magic attack medal! It expires though…

New Year Happy Time

And last but not least, the New Year Happy Time event! On each of the following dates, you just need to log in on the homepage from 2pm to 11pm to claim your prizes!

  • February 4: 2013 Cloth Bits Box (Red), 3 Miracle Cubes, 2 Monster Life Gem Tickets, 70% Weapon Attack Scroll, 2 Riding Lunar New Year Coins and Yutnori Lunar New Year Coins
  • February 7: 4 Slot Use Expansion Coupon, 90% Weapon Attack Scroll, 2 Riding Lunar New Year Coins and Yutnori Lunar New Year Coins
  • February 11: 2013 Cloth Bits Box (Blue), 3 Owls of Tote, 70% Weapon for Attack Scroll, 2 Riding Lunar New Year Coins and Yutnori Lunar New Year Coins
  • February 14: 4 Slot Etc Expansion Coupon, 90% Weapon Attack Scroll, 2 Riding Lunar New Year Coins and Yutnori Lunar New Year Coins
  • February 18: 2013 Cloth Bits Box (Green), 1 Platinum Scissors of Karma, 2 Monster Life Gem Tickets, 70% Weapon Attack Scroll, 2 Riding Lunar New Year Coins and Yutnori Lunar New Year Coins

Angel Pets

Three new pets, Angel Noelle, Rielle, and Mielle, were released! I think they’re a bit ugly, haha.

Inkwell's New Year's Greetings

Inkwell's New Year's Greetings (1)

This new entry titled Inkwell’s New Year’s Greetings confirms that on February 21, we will be receiving the reorganized Wind Breaker, world merges, as well as a Door to the Future expansion in the Temple of Time! I bet this is some of the high levelled content they were talking about!

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  1. Pitk
    January 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    first… sorry i had to

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Cheated to 2nd?

      • Vince
        January 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm

        i think i’m 3rd~ f3

        Anonymous :
        Cheated to 2nd?

        • Anonymous
          February 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

          CHEAT TO FOURTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …. job.

    • kittypoo
      January 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      lol cheated to 2nd noobs

      • Epic Fails
        January 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm

        Slow Second.

    • January 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm
      • Epic Fails
        January 31, 2013 at 12:45 pm

        Fail Third

    • Anonymous
      July 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Lousy

    • YOUR DAD
      September 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

      I am your mother. Your grounded.

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Cheated to second?

  2. xlRyuu
    January 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm
  3. katie swaine
    January 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    no 5th job?

    • February 1, 2013 at 4:04 am

      Katie swaine, No theres no “5th job ” for now, Nexon is currently focusing
      On thr cygnus night reborn for the wind archer,night walker,mikhail,blaze wizard. Well
      Many people will think 5th job is coming. But 5th job arrival is a long await time.
      -daboki
      Check out my channel guys 🙂 make me a super happy pandaa id u sub and
      Like my videos

  4. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Whats the point of even leveling if you get no AP or SP, Nexon needs to learn to think, no one’s gonna level just to level unless they’ve got die hard dedication. But I won’t be surprised if they do get to 250 in a week or two.

    • bar_foo
      January 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      they will eventually add ap to leveling for sure, about sp, i think they have preserved it for a new job advancement.
      But 1st they need to round up this massacre, lots of new class none of them complete

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Lost faith in Nexon Korea… they’re at Nexon America stupidity level now…

      • Anonymous
        January 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm

        You do realize that they’re the same exact company, right?

        • Anonymous
          January 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm

          you do realize they have different CEOs and different management

      • Emmanuel
        January 31, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Dang, We be getting Wind Breaker before we know it! Fantastic notes Max. Keep up the good work…
        I’m surprised we wont be getting any more AP/SP…but does that means 5th job might come for Adventurers later? Presumably March?

    • Bon
      January 31, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Leaving it like this could mean future updates that may include a fifth job

  5. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    hi guys

  6. bar_foo
    January 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    this is getting confusing

  7. Paratriad
    January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    *cough* Third. Also striker looks BA.

    • sucessss
      February 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      third? are you stupid or something?

  8. bluebomber2425
    January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I think its cool how linking anhilate/lighting bolt looks like the Strike is pulling the chain that is attached to the shark.

    • SneebleDoo
      January 31, 2013 at 9:29 am

      i was thinking that looks really cool too! cant wait for the revamps to come to GMS because im soooo making one!

  9. January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Really excited to play this new modified TB (now Sea Striker) ^-^
    and enjoy the Root Abyss Chaos stuff 😛
    as always, splendid job, Max 🙂

    • SneebleDoo
      January 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

      i was thinking they could be called Storm Breaker

  10. January 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm
  11. Pitk
    January 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I hope they add everything together when they add new skills instead of doing what they always do with all their new updates (to add things divided in multiple parts)

  12. January 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Hey guys can you take the time and check out my youtube channel? http://www.youtube.com/user/TeamElectOx

    Also Max how long did it take for your KMS account to be created on leafre.net?

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 12:56 am

      I didn’t get my account from Leafre, I made it myself.

      • January 31, 2013 at 2:47 pm

        OMG If you have the time, could you please help me make one!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

        • CapZig
          February 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

          lol if he makes one for one of us,, everyone will expact him to be able to make one for ALL of us

  13. January 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    WHAT WAS THE SONG USED IN THE TRAILER!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? ANYONE KNOW DX<<<<,

  14. Eishi
    January 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Yay, more free goodies!
    (Another coin shop + Striker HT!)

  15. January 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Sexy Hilla…

  16. Chris
    January 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Okay this experience nerf is the final nail in the coffin. I’m done with KMS, I’m actually moving to GMS….IT’S LIKE PRE BIGBANG IN KMS!

    Every patch they nerf experience, first LHS, now 50% nerf to party quest monster experience and future erev’s knights nerf! It’s too much. I hope Nexon loses alot of player base and revenue because of this. FUCK YOU NEXON. I hate you.

    Sorry for the rant, I appreicate all the info Max!

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Hm, I could have sworn most people were crying, whining, and begging for Pre-BB exp rates. Now that they get it, everyone hates it?

      /maplelogic

      • Emme
        January 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        well people typically respond negatively to change
        originally people liked the pre-bb style because few people bothered to be high lvled so it was a big accomplishment
        now everyone has some lvl 150+ char so making it harder is just more work for the same reward
        at least that’s how i see this

        • January 31, 2013 at 12:29 am

          So essentially now that the level cap has been raised and that all this new stuff is happening
          there will be a limited amount of characters level 210+
          So it is actually going back to how it was

          Emme :
          well people typically respond negatively to change
          originally people liked the pre-bb style because few people bothered to be high lvled so it was a big accomplishment
          now everyone has some lvl 150+ char so making it harder is just more work for the same reward
          at least that’s how i see this

          • player
            January 31, 2013 at 9:01 am

            Well going from 100 to 50 is a 50% decrease but going back from 50 to 100 is a 100% increase
            Also expectation lags behind current facts on the ground so ppl will still see 200 as shitty even after it becomes harder to lvl

      • Bon
        January 31, 2013 at 12:21 am

        Lol I never complained because I still don’t even have a 160 yet

      • Anonymous
        January 31, 2013 at 12:35 am

        I always hated pre bb exp. I hate how they’re nerfing exp and please stop with the pre bb post bb cliches.

        • Anonymous
          February 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

          Nexon America will eventually get this patch.. So if you dont like the way they manage the game, go play another.

  17. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    man i want some wind archer info! 😦

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

      Added it in, the new Wind Breaker will be released on Feb 21!

      • Anonymous
        January 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        AWESOME! thanks dude! just one question though will it be in tespia? and is tespia some sort of beta testing server?

        • Max
          January 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

          It will be coming to the real server on that date, so it will be in Tespia beforehand. And yes, Tespia is the korean test server.

  18. Xario
    January 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    So does anyone know if the TB card actually adds damage to your range, or only pretends to like the bucc’s card and only adds the damage after all the damage calculations? Just want to know so I know if I should have a Bucc or a TB in my card set.

    This is the thread I got the information about how the Bucc’s card actually works.
    http://www.southperry.net/showthread.php?t=57159

    • inemnitable
      January 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      They’re basically the same.

  19. January 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    whats the point of leveling past 200 then? if no ap is awarded. i bet they will change it eventually.

    • Anonymous
      January 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      I suppose if you are a buc,pally, or i/l you lvl them for the very little dmg you’d get from that
      or for hp and mp if they didn’t remove you getting that from lvling too…

  20. Friendly neighbourhood spiderman
    January 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    They shoudnt have even brought out the 250 level expansion till after cygnus knight revamp over. I mean, they aren’t going to release the new higher level content until cygnus is done, so why add this superfluous addition?

    • January 31, 2013 at 12:31 am

      As stupid as everything seems, they seem to have a reason for everything they’re doing.
      Might not be the smartest reason, but it’s still a reason never-the-less

      • Anonymous
        January 31, 2013 at 12:38 am

        The only reason would be that people could get to 250 before the new content. Ide say casually killing bosses will lvl you once or twice after a while but nexon nerfed the exp.

      • Butterfly24
        February 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm

        It seems to me like making the rank competition harder now,So whoever gets to lv 250 before new content easier leveling actually desrves the top 5/100/200 ranking.

  21. January 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    So whats the point of getting to Level250? -.-

    • mithi9
      January 31, 2013 at 12:35 am

      I bet the reason will come eventually… Just Nexon’s way of doing things in an unorganized manner.

      • January 31, 2013 at 8:35 am

        I hope they add in lots of new skill and a major revamp

  22. TimeFromSEA
    January 31, 2013 at 12:13 am

    So, 5th job will release… yes, they will release~

  23. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 1:10 am

    When you said Additional Potential Scroll did you mean stamp?

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Yeah, fixed thanks~

  24. zexion
    January 31, 2013 at 1:34 am

    max~ do shadower’s hyperskill
    flip a coin has cooldown
    duration?

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

      I don’t think so

      • zexion
        January 31, 2013 at 11:53 pm

        so we can spam the buff? XD if it is it would be AWESOME ^^

  25. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 2:27 am

    why would i bother grinding trillions of exp if im not getting any stronger…

  26. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Sweetness. So Wind Archers are next? Good for them I guess (but since I don’t have one myself, I can’t really say much) 😛

    • CapZig
      February 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      lol just after reading your comment i realised i have an unfinished lvl 74 WA

  27. Chx
    January 31, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Thunder God: Increasing the chance of Lightning. What’s that? is that a skill that have a chance to proc chain lightning?

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Oh, Lightning is the name of the buff from Element: Lightning in first job, I’ll specify that.

      • Chx
        January 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        I see, thanks!

      • thrb
        February 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        So kind of random, what happens to the skills that adventurers can get from Cygnus knights?

        • Max
          February 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

          They’re still there right now, but I think Ultimate Adventurers and the Cygnus skills will be changed later.

  28. January 31, 2013 at 2:47 am

    The Fafnir weapons come with 40% boss damage?
    How about the katara?

    • Bob
      January 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I am sure that the kataras doesn’t have that effect. They were not considered part of the set for Empress Equip so i am sure the kataras are not receiving the effects.

  29. Darkstar
    January 31, 2013 at 2:50 am

    what’s the point of reaching lvl 250 if there’s no AP & SP?!!

  30. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 6:26 am

    People seriously need to calm down.
    By releasing the level 250 cap but no content, it gives people a chance to get a head start on getting to 250 while they are working on the new content.
    Take a chill pill.

  31. January 31, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Thanks for quoting my video! Appreciated. 🙂

    • January 31, 2013 at 8:07 am

      xd~~skycombat

  32. Emily Sabberton
    January 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Now we just have to wait for a buff like this for adventurers…

  33. January 31, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Am i the only one that things Damian looks fucking boss in the 2nd homescreen pic lol, chillin off in the right lookin badass…cant wait for more development on him!

  34. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

    maple is sucks nw.. is like solo game as long as u r funded..

  35. Ojama
    January 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Is lvl 200 still the level needed for SS char card rank, or did it get increased to lvl 250?

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am

      It’s still at 200 🙂

  36. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    they’re raising the cap…

    but I’d rather hear that they’re implementing storyline stuff that doesn’t run out around 100~120. leveling my merc, having the promise of plot run out like that kinda killed my motivation to keep leveling.

  37. Bob
    January 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    There is no point in leveling over level 180 now… You get all the materials one can get at level 180 so what is the point in leveling any higher than 180?

    For those who says that there is going to be a 5th job, i don’t think it is happening. If they make a 5th job then what is the point of books if 4th job isn’t the strongest skills one can achieve/get. I believe they are just going to add more skills to 4th job so instead of having like 8 skill, a job is going to get probably like 12-15 skills.

    • Bob
      January 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Continue on:

      Adding a 5th job is just going to make things more complicated for themselves and making another “job advancement storyline” is just going to make things more complicate.

      One thing they can make something similar to 5th job skills is by adding a level requirement to get the skill. This way if the “new” skill is broken, at least one can’t use that skill until a certain level.

    • CapZig
      February 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      or… or just maybe they will take away books from 4th and implement books into 5th?

  38. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    So Max if we get no sp or ap what is the point of raising the level cap?
    Are we going some how to attain more lvls for example to max our hyper skills or something like that?

    • Max
      February 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Nothing right now, they’ll probably add stuff later? Nexon loves to separate things into many patches lol.

  39. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    wind archer!!! gogogogo!!!!!

  40. SomeRandomPerson
    January 31, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    ALRIGHT listen nexon announced that they will be making new content. Oh Btw did you guys nag because u want pre bb u got it. Im tired of people crying because there making stuff harder. They probbaly will add 5th job or some other way to get skills in the future

  41. January 31, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Devaluating the adventurers… I wonder if Nexon will give us something in exchange…

  42. January 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    AWWW Those angels are so cute….Hmm so Level 200’s will still be okay…
    hmm this kind of lightens my heart a bit but I think as long as I know I can go higher I think I will have an urge to attempt 250…..Err I better just pace myself but that is good news and I really love those angel pets

    Can’t wait to see the expansions and new higher level content

  43. Emmanuel
    January 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Dang, We be getting Wind Breaker before we know it! Fantastic notes Max. Keep up the good work…

    I’m surprised we wont be getting any more AP/SP…but does that means 5th job might come for Adventurers later? Presumably March?

  44. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Do you still get the mounts and medals for reaching maximum level at 200, or at 250 now?

    • Max
      January 31, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      200

  45. February 1, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Hey max ! Long time no see by the way do you know what wind breaker will
    Becoming? Thaks for telling if you know! Love your post as always!!!!

    -Christina ❤ daboki

    • CapZig
      February 4, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      i think dabokis girl friend wont like the relationship you have with david lol

  46. February 1, 2013 at 4:09 am

    0ppa g@ngn@m style! Im num 1 OH Yea。你们输了,大笨蛋!。

  47. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Max, not a long ago, the character creation of ALL the MapleStory characters was opened.

    Nexon said it’ll be until January 31, 2013, where creation of many characters will be closed again.

    So was creation of some classes disabled (except Ultimate Adventurers)?

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Only Adventurers, Resistance, and Cygnus Knights are open for creation.

    • Max
      February 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Yeah, like above said, only Adventurers, Cygnus, and Resistance.

  48. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    3 new pets? More like the Power Puff Girls…

  49. Anonymous
    February 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    3 New pets? More like the Power Puff Girls

  50. lachlan
    February 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    i gotta question anyone know what the revamp order is going to be like *TB>WA>?>?>?*

    • Max
      February 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Nobody knows~

      • lachlan
        February 4, 2013 at 1:25 am

        ok thanks max

  51. Haroldo
    February 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I was waiting SO MUCH more for the long version of the trailer for Cygnus Returns. But the short version was so most exciting, the long one is too calm D:

    • Butterfly24
      February 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Whyyyyy?…I actually liked the longer version,it’s my favorite video so far xD

  52. Japanguy
    February 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Hey max, you’ll probably not check this but it’s worth asking anyway… Could u please post full information regarding all fafnir weapons? I’d be overjoyed if you could as I’m looking forward to these weapons more than the rest of the patch it self XD. Thanks in advance

  53. TimeFromSEA
    February 2, 2013 at 12:38 am

    wan to ask something, wat is chaotic box ?

    • Max
      February 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      I’m not sure what you’re referring to :S

      • TimeFromSEA
        February 4, 2013 at 5:37 am

        the yellow or brown box drop from mob and give from event… if u double click it, i will appear a UI that similar to … cube?

  54. Anonymous
    February 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Until when was the Unlimited patch shop active (as in until which update)? I’m curious cause the 50% armor and 50% weapon scrolls are godly for Xenons.

    • Anonymous
      February 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

      I’m putting this here so max might see better, the big question is what happens to the Cygnus skill that explorers can get from the lunar dew quest? No more? exclusive now? New skill?

      • Max
        February 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm

        They’re still there, and you can still do the quest. But I think later they will change it.

        • Anonymous
          February 4, 2013 at 12:22 am

          Lol thanks max for replying to my 2 identical questions, appreciate it

    • Max
      February 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      It’s still up at the moment, the Winter Limit shop is the coin shop for the Unlimited update.

  55. Anonymous
    February 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

    >gain levels but neither AP nor SP
    …unless the game starts doing some kind of automatic growth pattern that seems to render levels above 200 pointless. or am I missing something?

  56. Japanguy
    February 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Anonymous :
    >gain levels but neither AP nor SP
    …unless the game starts doing some kind of automatic growth pattern that seems to render levels above 200 pointless. or am I missing something?

    I’m pretty sure that the rise in the lv. cap is not mean to be for immediate content. It’ll probably be like bigbang, they released the main content then started to change all jobs. I’m betting that we’ll eventually recive AP and SP after lv 200, once nexon releases a 5th job. Nexon isn’t as dumb as some ppl from the comments above are thinking it’s. There’ll defnitelly some up to come content that will use the new lv. cap.

  57. Mubarak AlShamsi
    February 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    they dont give sp/ap after 200 lowering exp of mobs making the game harder are they tryin 2 get old ms back cuz i hope they are unless they add a 5th job then theyll ruin everything

  58. Japanguy
    February 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Mubarak AlShamsi :
    they dont give sp/ap after 200 lowering exp of mobs making the game harder are they tryin 2 get old ms back cuz i hope they are unless they add a 5th job then theyll ruin everything

    In fact 5th job would pump maple up! Think about it. Nexon made it 2 easy to get to 200, creating a mass of players who achieved that “milestone”. By rising cap lv. they are certainly aiming for something (not only seeing a higher number at ur lv. count – herp derp). 5th job would be a huge boost up and would give mean on lvling up ur char after 200, even more for the maple “addicts”that certainly spend a lot of money and time in the game.

  59. cxcxzczc
    February 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    how to switch job 3 of Striker

  60. MapleFly
    February 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Max, so if I have 5 koc, the link skill effect gonna be 25 (5 5 5 5 5) or 30 (10 5 5 5 5)? if it is 25, thats mean having 2 koc is same to having one!! that’s lame -.-

    • Xario
      February 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I think you might have misunderstood what he meant by his explanation. It’s 5% (10% at lv 2) (for the cygnus knight who has the skill).
      And it’s 2%(5% at lv 2) when you link it (another character is using it)
      And you can link it up to 5 times for a total of %25 if all of them are lv 2 skills.
      If you only link it once, like I was trying to clarify before, the cygnus knight has 10% for the skill, you’d just have 5%, there’s no penalty anymore for linking it more than once. I know my explanation might be a tad long and unnecessarily detailed, just wanted to make sure I wouldn’t be misunderstood.

      • Xario
        February 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        so if you have one link, that character will have 5%, and if you have two link that character will have 10%, so having 1 linked isn’t the same as having 2 linked.

        • MapleFly
          February 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

          Got it. Thanks!

  61. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    does anyone know when the Wind archer will get in tespia?

    • Anonymous
      February 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Some time in February, according to the KMS event page.

  62. Annoyed
    February 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I think its long past time for Maplestory anime. And yes i know that maplestory already has an anime. Its time for a new one!

    • Butterfly24
      February 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      There should be a new anime to look actually like the maplestory,The old one looks nothing like it at all except from some (Sorry tokyoTV and Nexon) crappy monster art copy.
      The story fits nothing at all to the story we have nowdays,And well,Richie isn’t even a boss anymore,Is he? Guild Quest is lost long ago.(Too bad it was fun)
      Also I think it’ll be too hard for nexon to fuse it all into an anime,They made so many different storylines for each character,It’s all messed up now.I mean,If they will how will they blend xenon’s memory search with ab’s and kaiser’s quest to recapture heliseum with demonslayer’s revenge and heroes awakening,And what about the resistance fighting the black wings and Luminous looking for auras and such…You got it ,It’s all a mess.

  63. Butterfly24
    February 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    How I predict nexon’s future:
    A.Completing cygnus awakening.
    B.Return of the Ultimate Adventurers.(Probably some long questline for levels 150 or so now)
    C.Black mage awakens
    D.Everyone needs to prepare,The Maple Alliance goes on a special training session ,Giving all classes 5th job to get ready.(Also the SP is probably there,It’s probably just seperated for fifth job instead of fourth on lv 200~250.)
    E.The Black mage is released as a boss.
    F.Nova race,Side explorers complete(adding missing classes)
    G.Some new villian comes out…
    Lol and nexon can’t decide a thing!They now revert BB,They have made another mistake.
    Pre-BB Characters cried because of their amazing achievements and the potential eqps ruined the prices of everything,It was like everyone got hacked and lose everything pretty much.Now everyone who played before Unlimited has unfair advantage of new players,Which will make no new players to come to play,Heck,Who wants to work hard after everyone got to lv 200 so easily? Too late to change it now Nexon,You should of have reverted BB earlier,Before everyone got high leveled because of your dumbness…Also,The gender account thing showing is dumb,They should let players choose if they want to save it privately or not.It might be embarassing for some ABs and Mihiles xD

  64. Anonymous
    February 7, 2013 at 10:36 am

    What will happen to the old Cygnus knights created before this patch? Will they be the same? Or eventually changed?

  65. Anonymous
    February 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    can some one please leave me a download link for kmst im sick of waiting this long in gms kmst is awesome but i need the link to download

  66. Chx
    February 24, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Electric Charge: The power of lightning floats around you, causing your attacks to be doubled, with the extra attacks doing 40% of your original damage for 180 seconds. There is a cooldown of 180 seconds
    That’s means all your attack count is doubled?

    • Max
      February 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Yeah.

  67. Anonymous
    March 18, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Wait… does needle carapace also use the stack system? If not, isn’t 5% damage really weak?

    • Anon
      April 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      its a buff, and damage refers to the damage you do, not your attack range or weapon attack. ex.) you do 100k damage, with this buff you would do 105k damage. Not much, but still a nice buff to have.

  68. May 27, 2013 at 3:25 am

    How excatly were Ultimate Adventurers removes?

  69. Anonymous
    June 4, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Do previously made Ultimate Adventurers keep the KoC attacking skills such as shark wave, soul driver, etc?????

  70. Anonymous
    July 21, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Loool cheated to last !!!! 😀

  71. Anonymous
    July 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I was wondering, does the Noble Mind change applies to Mihile?

  72. Anonymous
    August 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    G

  73. Anonymous
    August 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Does the end of creation for UA be applied to the maplesea update of cygnus returns

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  75. knite
    August 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    how much does the 90% atk scroll add?

  76. simcas666
    August 30, 2013 at 3:09 am

    So will noblesse have skills?? (like as the beginner)

  77. Anonymous
    September 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    cool

  78. knite
    September 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Wait, no hero’s will?!?

  79. Anonymous
    September 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    knite :
    Wait, no hero’s will?!?

    there are i have it

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