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MapleStory 1st Festival!

Large Update Reveal

On May 19, Nexon will be hosting the MapleStory 1st Festival at COEX in Korea. Alongside celebrations for MapleStory’s 10th anniversary, they will also be revealing the contents of the Summer update for this year! This is said to be the beginning of a new history for MapleStory! What could it be? Who is this mysterious character? Only time will tell… It might be a new class, or maybe even 5th job? Exciting~

EDIT: May 3 at 6:00PM EDT: A new Hot Time event has been added, check the end of the post for more information!

10th Anniversary Happy Time

Oh yeah, they started a new set of Happy Times for the 10th anniversary. Like always, log in on the site from 2pm to 11pm to get your free prize!

  • April 29: Safety Shield
  • May 5: 3 Day Granny Hired Merchant
  • May 15: 3 Super Megaphones
  • May 16: 3 Owls of Mineva
  • May 17: Platinum Scissors of Karma
  • May 18: 3 Day Granny Hired Merchant
  • May 19: 3 Item Megaphones

Amazing 10! Hot Time

The Amazing 10! Hot Time is on May 4, at 2:30PM. Everyone online will get 15 10th Anniversary Coins, a 10th Anniversary Black Weapon Box, the 10th Anniversary Black Maple Ring, and one of the 100% Amazing One-Handed/Two-Handed Scrolls for Attack/Magic Attack (the one you get is based off of your job).

The Black Maple Ring gives 7 to all stats, 3 attack and magic attack, with 1 slot. The 100% scrolls give 10 attack/magic attack and 3 to all stats!

Amazing 10! Hot Time Extra Rewards

If you’re lucky, you can even win some extra prizes!

  • Inkwell Coin (10 people per world)
  • Cassandra Coin (20 people per world)
  • Tyrant Boots Coupon (5 people per world)
  • Tyrant Cloak Coupon (5 people per world)
  • Tyrant Belt Coupon (5 people per world)
  • Maple 10 Year Miracle medal (10 to all stats, 100 HP and MP, 10 attack and magic attack) (5 people per world)
  • Frilly Black Bean Hat and Suit (5 people per world)
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  1. EliteSnipe
    April 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    1st. Nice update!

    • April 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Cheated to second as well. :3

      • Tyler
        April 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        Third is better than 2nd. Not quite as nice as first though.

        • Anonymous
          April 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm


          • Vince
            April 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm

            too much job with sword! LOL…

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      cheated to #69

    • anon
      April 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I expect a furry class f5

    • Anonymous
      April 30, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      GG umbrella class

      • HDex
        May 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

        it kind of does look like an umbrella.. rihanna class? it does have short hair and tons of lights on it yet some how it is still dark.

      • Anonymous
        May 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm

        that would be cool it could be a mage lol

    • Anonymous
      May 1, 2013 at 10:24 am


  2. April 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    2nd. Awesome!

    • Fat Lover
      April 30, 2013 at 6:49 am

      2nd is the first to lose

  3. April 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Just be A huge ass revamp for adventurers and 5th job.

    • Koncept
      April 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      this please. we have to many classes already. and Adventurers need Help Really badly

      • Anonymous
        April 29, 2013 at 6:18 pm

        please no 5th job…

      • Aku
        May 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        You really ought to be saying “some Adventurers,” because as far as I can see, there are many of them that don’t need a thing.. Heroes, Paladins, Shadowers, capped Marksmen, and even before cap.. Mages are still good.. people really like to complain for no reason. I am with Max though, in that Bow Masters are -one of the few- that need upgrades. That aside, I’d love to see a fifth job, but not because classes need help or anything, just because more skills would be awesome. And if hypers already hit 15 enemies at a time, what potential could a fifth job hold? Maybe the same thing but no cooldown? Summons and new forms for every class? I have high hopes.

  4. Hello
    April 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm


    • Tyler
      April 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      • Anonymous
        May 3, 2013 at 7:12 am

        Can someone get this guy a medal? XD
        No seriously, best reply ever. XD

  5. asdfasf
    April 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm


  6. Hello
    April 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I wish there was a 5th job.

  7. April 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Looks like a revamped Dragon Knight if you ask me. Maybe my speculation is true and the summer update is going to be the same as the Cygnus Knights’ revamp but for Explorers.

    • April 29, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      I just doubt it will be a 5th job, since it will make the idea of the Hyper Skills (which Maplestory almost got to all the classes in the game except from Blaze Wizard and Night Walker) pointless in my opinion. I don’t think Nexon did all this just to make a fifth job a year later, since I saw Hyper Skills as a sign of “We will never make a 5th job, but here is an improvement to cause the lack of skills to unlock on levels 140+).

      • April 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        make up the lack of skills*

        • April 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

          why else would there be a cap of 250 now and no reason for it?

      • April 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        Interesting, but then we wouldn’t have an increased level cap if Hyper Skills were the end of the road. Additionally, Hyper Skills were referred to as “The Beginning of Evolution”, which supports the idea of further advancement (evolution). Revamping isn’t “evolution” or “progress”, it’s merely fixing what already is. Hyper Skills would only be “useless” if they were not developed as well to match their job counterparts. Lastly, I’d say that’s a Hero and not a DK; spears don’t have crossguards at the blunt end.

        • April 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

          just be an adventurer please.

    • EliteSnipe
      April 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Revamped Dragon Knight with a sword in his hand, seems legit.

      • Anonymous
        April 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm

        lol yeah that’s what I was thinking. Unless Nexon decides to give DKs a sword..

        • Anonymous
          May 1, 2013 at 12:35 am

          When was the last time a “warrior” event had spears as a reward? I would not be surprised if DK eventually did away with spears =P

  8. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    seems as if we can finally have a bard type of class. To me that seems like stage headlights and a mic on his hand

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      its a sword…

      • PersonMan
        April 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

        shhh…let him dream some more~

        • Anonymous
          April 30, 2013 at 12:28 am

          a bard would be nice thou soo far its the only type of mage not included that and a summoner class, unless you consider kanna a summoner.

          • Dark Evan
            April 30, 2013 at 1:44 am

            you’re forgetting druid. 😛

  9. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm


  10. SilverJack
    April 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm



    Now watch as Night Walker and Flame Wizard don’t get their well deserved revamps.

  11. Zell
    April 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    max, i would like to ask something which is not related to this update. Its regarding post Unlimited Cygnus Empress Drops. Do the weapons dropped by empress is seen differently for each members inside the party? Before unlimited all members can see the same drops, but i’m not quite sure how it’s like post unlimited. I making assumptions due to some root abyss boss videos that shown each player seems to see/loot diff type of equipments. MapleSEA just received unlimited recently. Hopefully u get what i mean. =x

    • Max
      May 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      I think everyone gets their own set of drops in terms of cubes/flames/equipment, or at least that’s how it works for Root Abyss, I’m not too knowledgeable about Cygnus. xD

  12. loyal reader
    April 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    SilverJack :

    its prolly gonna be 5th job and marksman will go back to being a lolmarksman or w/e the new job will be called
    i personally propose putting sniper back, call it “sniper master” :/

  13. keiolp
    April 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    New melee class + day/night system… No 5job… No explorers revamp.

  14. April 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    If anyone just happened to be still subscribed to Spadow, check your email. It had a link to a new post written by him, but when you go to the page it says it doesn’t exist. Weird.

  15. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Theres a pirate hook I see 😮

  16. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    It’s probably gonna be a 2H weapon class judging from how he holds it

  17. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    it looks like the pictures is in 3D

  18. Emmanuel
    April 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    This festival is going to be ROWDY

  19. OnetonDrew
    April 29, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    No more new classes please Nexon just revamp the old ones please stop ruining MS…

    Sincerely a dedicated MSer from 05′

  20. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Better be a Adventurer revamp! I totally understood doing Cygnus first (they needed it SO BAD, 120 lvl cap was ridiculous) but Adventurers are sorely lacking in every department. I could see this being a new beginning for Maplestory, where every class is finally playable and enjoyable.

    At least theoretically.

  21. Pitk
    April 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    They probably will do a fifth job and started lower than 200 and add a new set of hyper skills at higher levels since the skill passives wouldn’t be any good. OR just add more skill to the passive skill list. And also that guy in the first picture looks like mihile. or xenon but it might be some new image for a warrior revamp. I almost believe that it’s going to be the adventurers revamp because in one of Max’s post the creepy poster said “With MapleStory’s anniversary, they begin to move” and the picture has random people in it in the dark which are the most likely adventurers.

  22. Anon
    April 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    PLEASE nerf the bosses. Unlimited was a crappy update that we’re not ready for.

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      They are now making “Easy Mode” for bosses

  23. anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    It looks like Blaze Wizard to me.
    The spiky thing is the cygnus hat that they got from hot times.
    the thing in the hand is probably a wand.

  24. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    dat mihilie revamp

    • Pro-Mihile
      April 30, 2013 at 12:59 am

      sword + color yellow spotlight
      this answer now multiple choices

      • World Threat
        April 30, 2013 at 1:18 am

        maybe newborn pirate hero 😀
        the sword and body look like pirate.

        ”This is said to be the beginning of a new history for MapleStory!”

        • Dark Evan
          April 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

          your kidding right? that sword looks NOTHING like a cutlass

          • Innovators
            April 30, 2013 at 5:22 am

            lol im sure he looking at handle of sword

          • Mmm Tasty
            April 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

            I’m pretty sure that’s a guy with a party hat on and a mic.

    • Vince
      April 30, 2013 at 7:20 am

      mihile has a soul shield thingy on the other hand…

  25. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    …maplestory 2?

  26. Anonymous
    April 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    LF> Season two of class rebalances. Seriously, didn’t nexonKR say that phantom and Mercedes was only part one?

    • Bob
      April 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Sigh… Nexon are like women, always changing their minds, one moment she would be all nice and everything and next she would be killing you. This is why hurricanes always have Female names…

      I bet Nexon can be used as a female name. o3o

      Give me 10 more years, ima name my daughter Nexon if i ever get one.

      • JuicyNews
        May 3, 2013 at 1:13 am

        really ? like el nino? the little boy

  27. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Look’s nice

  28. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Look like a swordman!! holding the sword !! u guys see properly

  29. Max's Happy Polla
    April 30, 2013 at 4:07 am

    New beginning of MapleStory: Delete all characters and start all over again plz :3

  30. April 30, 2013 at 5:20 am

    I can’t wait to see what happens and I hope for another class and more Hyper SP unless they are already doing that with level 250 and every 10 levels
    I await the updates

  31. April 30, 2013 at 5:50 am

    I hope the summer content does not have some new system to boost our damage through buying cash.
    I would rather they just revamp everything in a go + release 5th jobs

  32. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Guys, i think i know what it is… Its a warrior holding his hand up checking himself out because he got new skills.. 5th Job 😀 😀

    • Bob
      April 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Nexon and their swords… Why man why? Why don’t we have some more unique weapons like a Fork weapon, that is actually in the Fork Category… or a spoon, or a pencil. I think you get what i am trying to say…

      • Shneeble Doo
        April 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        Haha! how about a trident?? You know… instead of a fork 😛

  33. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Ohhh, finally the naked appron class! She is holding a knife in her hand if you’re wondering what it is :b

  34. Eishi
    April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

    That shadow looks like Mihile, lol.

    And, 5th job would be interesting.
    It would make players more motivated to advance beyond level 200.

  35. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Seems like a shad/db holding that lvl 50 dagger lol, or maybe NW revamp

  36. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    The beginning of a new history for Maplestory.. Hmm. Maplestory 2? :O

  37. Bob
    April 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Look at his hand, it is HUGE and that big sword. Probably Hero. If this is the adventurer revamp it is not surprising.

    Story behind the “new Movement”. The adventurers were training in secret waiting to overthrow the New Jobs. The built Henesys in secret and when it was time they destroyed the current Henesys brought their freshly built Henesys and replied it. This is why Henesys is the way it looks now.

    • Shneeble Doo
      April 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Yup! and they butt rape every other class and take their skills and we only have 5 classes again! just with super skills! Jk jk, i wouldnt even want this

  38. Bob
    April 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Sigh, if that is a new job… I got to say this, too many warriors, need more Thief, archer, and pirates.

  39. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    explorer revamp, i mean all explorer revamp, included the poor cannon shooter i believe.

  40. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I think they should give Dark Knights the option of choosing a two handed sword. I mean Heroes get to choose between swords and axes, why can’t Dark Knights get a different weapon too. [Most Dark Knights use swords stereotypically]

    On a different note, this could be the start of “Evil” Maplers. Being able to choose to fight for the Black Mage instead of just being forced into the crusade to defeat him. Nexon could make it your goal to kill the “Good” Maplers, and take down Cygnus, World Tree, etc.

    There will be a 5th job, otherwise why the level cap increase. Hyper Skills will not be the end.

    Also, the guy in the photo looks sort of like a fencer. New Job anyone?

    • c
      April 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      I was there dude , it not only spear , can choose to use pole-arm , can wake up?

    • Don Kanonji
      April 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      have you even played a DK? xD Pole arms or spears is the choice.

      • Anonymous
        May 1, 2013 at 2:16 am

        I’m talking about like Final Fantasy’s version of the Dark Knight. They use swords.

  41. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    judging from the picture, it’s possible they’ll turn maple to 3-D lol

  42. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Maplestory 2 3-D

  43. Bob
    April 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    BTW: Max, i was wondering, what is scroll shield from Hot Time?

    • Max
      May 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      The Safety Shield protects an item from having a slot taken away if a scroll fails on it.

  44. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    no it’s the newest black mage commander, The Dream master or something like that
    .his last one because Nineheart said there were 7 commanders.

  45. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Spadow is back!

    • mithi9
      April 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      Yeah I saw. So unexpected!
      What happens to max’s blog now? 0.o

      • Don Kanonji
        April 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

        it will go on as usual… O_O It’s not like max was a substitute blogger for him lmao

  46. April 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Lol Above there are balloons the character holding a microphone and has a birthday hat is on the anniversary of maple T.T

  47. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Next thing you know, the swords a microphone and the class is called singer

  48. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm


  49. Anonymous
    April 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    ugh they always say it’s something revolutionary like they said about Jump! and all sorts of updates… hopefully I eat my words.

  50. April 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    apparently SISTAR and Girls Day are performing for Nexon Korea. Too bad this isn’t in America

    • JuicyNews
      May 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

      yup two hot girl bands

  51. Cheese is Yummy
    April 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    The mystery character might be a revamped blaze wizard o3o. just saying it might not be a sword but a staff or wand.

  52. April 30, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Let’s drop the class revamp and everything we were doing to release YET ANOTHER class, YEAAAH!!!

  53. mir the onyx fan
    May 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

    anything about the new boss tyrantulus?HP defense or some others

    • Max
      May 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      It’s just a regular boss, although the attacks it uses are sort of cool haha. Since I’m level 200 it’s really easy but for those in the level range, you’ll probably have to dodge its attacks (similar to Root Abyss)!

  54. Anonymous
    May 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    they should do something creative like a new set of classes that are like demigods or something like the gods of maple one of them should be a pirate and the son of poseidon with like a anchor used as a scythe or trident like that one guy said, and secondary weapon is a chain idk lol but u guys get what im going at

  55. Anonymous
    May 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    they should do like the gods or demigods of maple and make one for every adventurer class like a pirate one would be the son of Poseidon and would use and anchor like a scythe or a trident maybe lol idk just something creative with the weapon like xenon has had the most creative weapon so far to me

  56. Anonymous
    May 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    wow posted my comment again by an accident sorry people! thought they didnt post it XD

  57. May 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    100th comment, felt like being a troll. :/

  58. Eishi
    May 2, 2013 at 12:52 am

    If the Adventurers do get a huge buff, that would leave the Resistance as the weakest… I really wouldn’t like it if Adventurer Mages become a lot better than Battle Mages. F/P archmages are still fairly stronger than BaMs, so it would suck if the they receive a significant buff… Otherwise, I think all the other Adventurers need an upgrade compared to the Heroes, and the Nova classes.

    Hopefully Nexon will finally do this ‘balancing’ stuff right…

    • mithi9
      May 2, 2013 at 1:02 am

      I agree. This update is like a pivot. If they get it right, they will win back players. Get it wrong, and IMO they are digging themselves a grave.

  59. Sam
    May 2, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Hey guys, finally found a way to get gms website background image (trough firefox and i wasen’t able with Internet Explorer). Here you go!

    • Sam
      May 2, 2013 at 1:17 am

      I forgot to say that it does a great Wallpaper ^^ !

  60. ss
    May 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

    i think its just a Mihile

  61. Ray
    May 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    It looks like Luminous.

  62. JuicyNews
    May 3, 2013 at 12:57 am

    i can’t wait for the 5th job or the new class 😀

  63. JuicyNews
    May 3, 2013 at 1:05 am

    welcome back SPADOW!! 😀

  64. NexonXX
    May 3, 2013 at 5:07 am

    No is new warrior explorer class “Sowrdmaster ” like Dual blade ~

    • hehaha
      May 3, 2013 at 5:09 am

      ya this swordmaster weapon is use same with demon avenger :D

  65. Anonymous
    May 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I say they have a Bard class to fill the 3rd Archer spot in the Explorers as the new job and as for fifth job…we actually already have it… only we call it hyper skills…at least I think.

    • mithi9
      May 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Bard would fit under magicians. And what about the 250 cap. Nothing for those levels. Probably they are gonna release something for the high levels

    • Ray
      May 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Please don’t call hyper skills “5th job”. You do not get any job advancement animations for it, you don’t get a new skill that is supposed to replace an existing one… most of it is just boosting skills you already have. People calling hyper skill 5th job bugs me A LOT…

  66. Anonymous
    May 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    With all this hype, it has to be the 5th job class. It has been years since 4th job came out. And now all these extra levels with the 250 cap increase. Just makes sense to me.

  67. May 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    In what world does that look like an umbrella… It’s obviously a sword.

  68. TimeFromSEA
    May 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    OMG i miss hot time F5!

    • Max's fan
      May 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      max, next time you should add a “(update)” after you update you post.

      • Max
        May 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        Oh sorry, I’ll definitely do that!

        • Max's fan
          May 6, 2013 at 11:30 am

          😀 tq max x3

  69. Anonymous
    May 5, 2013 at 12:33 am

    OMG DAT SCROLL!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Anonymous
    May 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Yes I agree… fill the final missing spot for the adventures in the archers as the Bard and add 5th job and maplestory is perfect for me!
    that means there are 15 possible types of adventures then!

  71. 21337ninja
    May 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm


    He said he won’t be as thorough as he was before and stuff, so yeah.


    Max’s blog has a nice, convenient layout though.

  72. Anonymous
    May 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    New potientalable ring? Woot

  73. Anonymous
    May 6, 2013 at 9:41 am


  74. Anonymous
    May 6, 2013 at 9:42 am

    You guys said everything but forgot about Nova.

  75. Tokentaker
    May 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I wish the would hurry with the Blaze Mage and Night Walker revamps. I’m very very curious about them.

  76. Anonymous
    May 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    http://www.yiqisi.com/?u=924826 the balzemage revamps!

  77. Darkstar
    May 8, 2013 at 3:07 am

    why can’t Nexon put a change class button instead of constant re-login!!

  78. Dban1
    May 15, 2013 at 5:31 am

    I wanna see a Taijutsu (Close combat) class using hands and legs and limbs and stuff. Super high mobility but low damage and low HP.

    Or rather, Maple adventurers should be finished off with the last bow class.


    Dual Blade

    I/L Archmage
    F/P Archmage

    Cannon Shooter

    ???????????? (Where is this?)

  79. H20
    May 19, 2013 at 4:49 am
  1. May 9, 2013 at 12:32 am

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