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MapleStory RED Update Showcase!

MapleStory RED Update Showcase

In just a few minutes, the MapleStory RED Update Showcase will begin! This conference might reveal some new things about the RED update that we have not been told yet… maybe things like 5th job?

Edit: (June 26, 1PM EST): I have updated the post with some more information as well as clearer pictures!

MapleStory RED

MapleStory RED will be coming this Summer in three patches! Oh yeah, the new Zero job is 2013 Summer content ONLY, meaning it will exclusively be available at that time and will never be released again.

1st Impact

1st Impact

MapleStory RED Adventurer Reorganization

The first patch of the RED update will be on July 4 (like I predicted!). It is called the 1st Impact. This will include the Adventurer reorganization. A new adventure true to the RPG genre will begin!

Adventurer Complete Reorganization

Dual Blade and Cannon Shooter will be integrated into the Adventurers! In addition, each job will have specific characteristics!

  • PaladinCharge elemental power and strengthen yourself!
  • Dark KnightOn the verge of death, surge with absolute power!
  • HeroAnnihilate enemies with your inner rage! Enrage, Raging Blow!
  • Fire/Poison ArchmageExtensive damage over time on enemies!
  • Ice/Lightning ArchmageFreeze enemies and increase your maximum critical damage!
  • BishopBlessing Ensemble! Your party members will increase your total damage!
  • BowmasterThree types of special arrowheads! Quiver Cartridge!!
  • Marksman: Move closer to increase your critical chance! Move further to increase your damage!
  • Night LordAttack once to annihilate all surrounding enemies!
  • ShadowerIncrease your critical chance for every attack with Critical Growing!
  • ViperWhen you charge up your Energy, everything changes! Ultra Charge!
  • CaptainBattleship’s return! Equipped with more powerful weapons!

New Story Line

13 jobs completely remade with 120 changed skills, along with the special Adventurer only Free Advancement system, a new story line, and the removal of skill books and mastery books!

Free Advancement and Balance

The Free Advancement system allows you to switch to another class within your job for 4th job adventurers. It will cost mesos or special coins.

Perfect balance is something they are trying to achieve, with trying to make each job look great and balanced with others. This will be done by using log data and hearing users’ voices.

Profession Reorganization

Profession skills will be reorganized to create a more innovative production system! With the new Master system as well as the ability to craft a variety of new items such as Meister weapons, new Cubes, and new Flames of Reincarnation.

Cube Production

Cubes will be available through both drops and by producing them.

Maple Mileage

In order to move MapleStory into a less Cash-focused game, something new called Maple Mileage will be added. Now, when you buy Cash, play the game, participate in party content and fight bosses, you will gain Mileage.

Mileage will be used along with Nexon Cash as a currency to buy Cash items! During the Mileage System Launching, you will be able to hold a maximum of 50,000 Mileage.

MapleStory Child of God (Zero Alpha and Beta)

Child of God

The second patch will be on July 18 and it contains the Child of God content!

MapleStory Child of God

Of course the most important part will be the new job, Zero. Zero looks extremely fun and I’m really looking forward to playing it this summer! What’s special about Zero is that is MapleStory’s first dual character.

Dual Character

You will be playing as two characters together, Zero Alpha and Zero Beta! You can see this even on the character selection screen.

Advanced Startup

Zero will have an advanced start up, meaning when you create it, you will start at level 100 instead of 1!

Tag System

In combat, Zero Alpha will have quick attacks and specialize in training. Zero Beta will have strong one hit skills great for bossing. You can switch between them with the real-time Tag systems. To see more of Zero’s skills in use, check out this video!

Combination Skills

Using both characters together will give you access to strong combination skills! You will be able to link together their skills in order to be more powerful!

For example, after using Moon Strike, you will be able to link to Fierce Thrust or Shadow Strike. Another example is Upper Slash and Power Stomp, as well as Burst Step.

Zero Skill Trees

Zero Alpha and Beta will have separate skill trees which will be managed separately, two different weapons, as well as different HP and Ability gauges. Here is a screenshot of Zero’s skills. The left are used by Zero Alpha while the right is for Beta. I’ll list the skills now.

Zero Alpha

  • Moon Strike
  • Pierce Thrust
  • Shadow Strike
  • Tachi Mastery
  • Flash Assaulter
  • Reinforce Body

Zero Beta

  • Upper Slash
  • Power Stomp
  • Great Sword Mastery
  • Front Slash
  • Throwing Weapon
  • Solid Body

When buying Cash equipment, they will apply to both.

Quick Attacks

Zero Alpha uses a weapon called the Tachi, it allows you to move quickly and use powerful fast attacks!

Great Sword

Alpha Beta uses the Great Sword, which lets you do one shot, one kills with powerful one hit attacks!

Two Health and Ability Gauges

Instead of MP, Zero uses the Time Force ability gauge, which is almost limitless (as you can see, both characters will have one). As the Transcendent of Time, you can freely control time.

You can control the duration of buffs and debuffs around you with Time Distortion, you can turn back time in order to revive yourself with Time Rewind, or you can freeze time to make yourself invincible with Time Holding!

There are some more special benefits but you will have to find out yourself on July 18!

Upgraded Quest System

They will even have an upgraded quest system. This includes a new interface as well as illustrations for NPCs and a chapter-type story, with mainstream quest progress.

Quests will reward Timing Coins which will allow Zero to buy Mastery Books and more.

Spirit Weapons Lapis and Lazuli

Playing Zero will give you the ability to enhance their two spirit weapons Lapis and Lazuli at the same time! The two weapons will grow along with Zero, upgrading their appearance and stats.

As you hunt, you can collect Weapon Points to get Cubes or Flames for your weapons.

Upbringing Simulation

Zero will also have something called Upbringing Simulation, I think it’s sort of like… roleplaying as if you were growing up as them?

Zero will also feature something called Premium Hunting, giving you the ability to train efficiently and effectively in customizable maps. You can even invite friends using the Boarding System to party! Zero`s Temple will allow you to move to areas across the Maple World easily.

Mirror World

The Child of God is complete content. There will be a new world, the Mirror World, which is like another view of Maple World. Could the Black Mage have created a fictional world? The places on the map are interesting, I`ll list them for you to see (from top to bottom, left to right, if you`re unclear you should look at the illustrations).

  • Magatia
  • Kritias
  • Shadow Town
  • Ludibrium
  • Temple of Time
  • Zero`s Temple
  • Ariant
  • Mu Lung
  • Leafre
  • Henesys
  • Edelstein

The goddess Rhinne, captured by the Black Mage, creates the Child of God, Zero to become the next Transcendent of Time. However Zero is sealed away in the Mirror World, within the Shadow Temple and without his memories. To escape the Black Mage`s commander Will and find his destiny, Zero will have to escape from the Mirror World and find the real Maple World! An exciting story will transpire as you progress.

Auction House

Finally, the Auction House will be released with this patch!



Critias Continent

On August 1, the third part of the update will be released, with the new continent Kritias which is a high level area. The Black Mage has hidden away in a kingdom here. The monsters in Kritias are stronger, and a new war has begun in Maple World!

World Union Area

Players from all worlds can come together in this area to join the fight against the Black Mage!

1vs100 Boss Hecaton

The new boss Hecaton might require up to 100 Maplers in order to defeat him! Even if you are not high levelled, you can still enjoy yourself! The boss will require specific targeting and teamwork to defeat.

Commander Invasion

There will be a real-time PvE system in which Maplers will have to fight against the Commanders’ invasion! At specific times and due to certain situations, the maps will change!

Boss Arena PVP

PvP will be expanded beyond Super Fight, including the new Boss Arena PvP!

Battle Monster League

There will also be something new called Battle Monster League, where you can catch monsters to put in your deck and pit them against other players.

Maple Hands App

The Maple Hands app will be released, allowing you to integrate with Monster Life, have in-game chat functionality with users and groups, as well as event notifications.

Child of God Cosplay

Child of God and MapleStory Developers

And just for fun, here are a couple of pictures of some Zero cosplayers as well as the MapleStory developers! Look, it’s Inkwell, haha.

Thanks to Insoya for the two pictures above as well as the one at the beginning of my post!

  1. oinkss
    June 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    have you tried unplugging and plugging in your microwave

    • DatKanna
      June 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      cheated to 2nd

    • Nini
      June 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Yeah, it took me to Narnia

    • Silver the Hedgehog
      June 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      I’ve tried, but IT’S NO USE!!!

    • Emmanuel
      June 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm
    • Emmanuel
      June 25, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      What the heck is this Mileage thing? We’re not driving cars like the F150!

      • HA
        July 4, 2013 at 7:39 am

        F150 is a truck you fool not a car.

        • Evyn
          July 22, 2013 at 2:55 am

          A truck is a kind of car so he is right…

          • Random Sage
            October 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

            A truck is a kind of vehicle, a car is a kind of vehicle, a truck is not a kind of car…. so essentially wrong,

            Also maple mileage is a system where you earn points similar to MaplePoints for playing the game the more you play and the more you do junk the more points you get and the more free stuff you can get from cash shop, trying to put the free back into free 2 play lol

    • J
      June 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm


  2. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm


  3. fagcheese
    June 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm
  4. maneriu
    June 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm


  5. maneriu
    June 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    thought it’s over lol

  6. Nini
    June 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm


    that’s awesome 😀
    are you there for real? whoah

    • Max
      June 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Lmao no I wish! This is a picture someone posted on Insoya~

  7. AkA
    June 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I dont like doing this but i think it is the first time i can do it xD…First!

    • Emily
      June 26, 2013 at 1:44 am

      you tried

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

  8. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    First .. as people usually do..

  9. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    First as people normally do

  10. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Go go max :)!!

  11. jamesthenerdd
    June 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Blog Of A Geek.

  12. TimeFromSEA
    June 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Oh ho I cant wait… to see ppl say you are not 1st at the comment above. ^

  13. Bob
    June 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Omg I cannot wait. They better make the 5th job op so advancements are actually better than the older advancement

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      neither the video nor the blog said anything about 5th job unless im missing something? but i think Spadow did say something about it being confirmed just maybe not during RED?

  14. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    are they gona give cannon some special buff :3

    June 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    are they gona give cannon some special buff?

  16. ich
    June 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm


  17. Hew/
    June 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Max, you bring us new of MORE news.
    I am excited about the new information as well as that you are there in person.

    • Max
      June 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      I’m not there LOL, it’s someone else’s picture.

      • Hew/
        June 26, 2013 at 12:12 am

        Ahh well you had me going.
        Even still the authentic experience is appreciated.
        Thanks Max. x ]

  18. Ivangold
    June 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm


  19. oihihio
    June 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm


  20. mithi9
    June 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Just finished watching the live stream :/
    Am hugely dissapointed at the amount of new infomation.

  21. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Screw Zero & Ether. Nexon needs to stop releasing new classes and actually make the old ones decent.

    • Ivangold
      June 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      ppls just want be op without doing nothing

      • Ivangold
        June 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

        also they may still working in 5 job, just imagine how it can be hard

        • Anonymous
          June 26, 2013 at 12:01 am

          You must be the most annoying person on OrangeMushroom, ever. You reply to your own comment more than once on each of his posts, and just have to contradict what everyone else says with your useless opinion.

          • Anonymous
            June 26, 2013 at 2:03 am

            If an opinion means something to somebody it aint useless

          • Shneeble Doo
            June 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

            HAHAHA! im not saying i agree but this is hilarious!!!

  22. Eishi
    June 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Chandeliers and fancy tables…
    Seems like serious business.

  23. June 25, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Does anyone have a recording of the live stream?

  24. Brrrhrrr
    June 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    It has been about an hour.

    • Be quiet dude
      June 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      dude, it’s just an estimate, I would like to see you make blogs about KMS stuff. Be grateful he is doing this all for free

  25. Emmanuel
    June 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Free cubes by creating them
    This class being a dual wielder similiar to Hayato


    • June 26, 2013 at 4:46 am

      It’s actually more like Dual Blade in terms of dual wielding.

      • Creekingsoul
        June 26, 2013 at 11:07 am

        Nah i think its like revamped dawn warrior being able to be two classes at once

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

      its not dual wielding… its dual charactor, you play 2 charactor at once

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      i honestly think its pretty damn unique in many sense, it doesnt remind me of any class

      • June 27, 2013 at 3:04 am

        What I was getting at is that the dual weapons are like DB’s Katara/Dagger combo. They both have stats and pots.

        • Shneeble Doo
          June 28, 2013 at 12:48 am

          i see! sorry if i sounded rude! i wasnt really directing at you but the other comments too like about hayato and stuff. but yea you are right in that way!

  26. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Screw nexon where the fuck is the resistance revamp?

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 5:43 am

      They are doing a full revamp of all classes to balance them. Aka so one class isn’t better than the other. Learn2Read.

  27. Tokentaker
    June 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    This is great and all but I want them to finish the Cygnus Knights! lol

    • Phoenix372
      June 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Oh good, I’m not the only one who remembers they never revamped the wizard and thief Cygnus Knights lol.

      • sirius16
        June 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

        At the same time, Nexon likes to take breaks. Look at the Resistance and the Heroes. They like to take pauses.

      • Anonymous
        June 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        They had to postpone the rest of the cygnus knights to focus on adventurers..

  28. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Can someone explain what Brilliant Succession is? I don’t understand lol

    • Creekingsoul
      June 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Porbavbly wome new proffesions

      • Creekingsoul
        June 26, 2013 at 11:13 am

        Creekingsoul :
        Porbavbly wome new proffesions

        Oops i mean probably some new profession

  29. knite
    June 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

    So, we’re finally getting the Black mage boss fight (assuming that’s what the 1 vs 100 boss fight thing is) and STILL no mention of mechs getting balanced!!!

    • Xcod
      June 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

      Sorry but that big thingy is not Black Mage :\

  30. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Starts at level 100 Whoa o.o

  31. WOOoo000ooh
    June 26, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Wait so Dual Blades and Cannon Shooters are NOT getting balanced? Aww man…

    • Dark Evan
      June 27, 2013 at 2:32 am

      Odds are, ONE of them is. They said 13 classes would recieve major changes, and by my count, Hero, Paladin, Dark Knight, I/L, F/P, Bishop, Bowmaster, Marksman, Shadower, Night Lord, Buccaneer, and Corsair, add up to TWELVE. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that Dual Bladers are the one that gets updated.

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2013 at 4:08 am

        Dual Bladers are too OP to be updated, if anything, they should update Cannon Shooter so let’s keep our fingers crossed that the one being updated is CS.

        • sirius16
          June 27, 2013 at 4:19 am

          Hat to break it to you but that was an error on Nexon’s part. There are actually 12 classes being revamped not 13

  32. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Start up right at 4th job o.o

  33. Pandah
    June 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Start at level 100….. O.o

  34. Cake
    June 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I think they should make another Bowman adventurer, since now there are 3 of each explorer job except bowman. (excluding jett because it’s simply a robotic bucc/corsair hybrid) And, bowman have the least amount of classes.

  35. sirius16
    June 26, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I have just been anally raped. How are they going to create a warrior child of God and not give us at least a Mage? What do they mean by the Child Of God update is complete? Am I missing something? Noooooooo 😦 I want a Mage. And what about “V” clearly RED is not finished, like with Tempest they will have another conference. I just hope that this conference shows me a Mage child of God because this isn’t fair.

    • Xcod
      June 26, 2013 at 12:24 am

      “V” is obviously fifth job, they already confirmed it

      • sirius16
        June 26, 2013 at 12:49 am

        But will it come with RED or not, they also said that 5th job would take some time, and that they don’t know when it will be out

        • Anonymous
          June 26, 2013 at 5:32 am

          get the lube out, i doubt there will be another child of god, it would be “children of god” then. XP

          • Shneeble Doo
            June 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

            well what ever happened to Ether? i dont think another child is coming but it does raise the question who is this Ether character and how is he or she related to RED if at all

    • waffle
      June 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Dude why you want a mage that is so selfish. Bowmen and thieves have like barely any classes if anything the child of god should have been a bowman or thief

      • sirius16
        June 27, 2013 at 1:55 am

        Because mages make the world go ’round, besides archers and thieves get their turn in winter, well at least thieves do, Exhibit A: The Phantom, Exhibit B: The Xenon

        • Anonymous
          June 27, 2013 at 4:06 am

          You’re forgetting that Xenon counts as a Pirate too right?

          • sirius16
            June 27, 2013 at 4:10 am

            Yeah, but at the same time it is a thief therefor proving my point that thieves gt their turn in the winter

      • Anonymous
        July 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        Lol u kidding they haven’t focused on mages in such a long time

        • Food
          September 30, 2013 at 5:20 am

          because they already have a luminous so the mages have enough for 2 years

  36. June 26, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Wow, Zero nice

  37. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Geez, am I reading it right? This new class Zero starts at Level 100?!?

    That sounds kind of awesome… And kind of unfair at the same time

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 12:37 am

      He/She they sound really high skill cap though.

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      and remember, they are only being released ONCE as in never again, if they have no story line for pre lvl 100 then what’s the point?

  38. Zangash
    June 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Max, you said they removed Mastery books, but later say you can use some kind of special coin to buy mastery books. I don’t quite understand…

    • Me
      June 26, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Removed for adventurers only

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Removed for Adventurers only. Timing Coins are used for Zero.

  39. Me
    June 26, 2013 at 12:41 am

    In a few minutes it will be my birthday as well 🙂

    • Incognito
      June 26, 2013 at 12:58 am

      Happy birthday! 🙂

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Happy birthday! 🙂

  40. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 12:44 am


    I was expecting something better, like new high-end content and exp increase…

    The new character being added, plays just like Hayato, and the so called “balance” is a joke. I think the only good thing in this update is that miracle cubes no longer only for nexon cash buyers and the auction hall that’s being added to the game.

    • Aku
      June 26, 2013 at 10:43 am

      “This update will also feature a customizable training area, efficient levelling, and something called Premium Hunting, giving you the ability to move to maps automatically and train without stress.”
      I don’t understand your complaints..

      • Anonymous
        June 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        We’ll see how “efficient” these new maps are.

        At this point I don’t trust Nexon to do anything right. And really premium hunting just sounds like they’ll be charging real-life money for it.

        • Aku
          June 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

          Can’t argue with the premium bit there.. but I’m trying to have faith. xD; GMS actually added some decent content this go around(though I know it was among some very bad additions as well), and I know KMS blows them out of the water, so.. I’m staying positive.~

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2013 at 4:05 am

        “Customizable training area”
        Evolving World II?

    • Dark Evan
      June 27, 2013 at 2:46 am

      I don’t get why people say two classes play the same way JUST because they use similar animations. It was also like this for the Dawn Warrior revamp. Just because they use the same slashing design DOESN’T mean the playstyle is ANYTHING alike. aesthetics =/= gameplay.

      In fact, I think Zero is not only the MOST original class we’ve had since Aran, and not just that, but his/her originality might ACTUALLY be able to compete with Aran’s originality. I mean, his mechanics actually significantly change the core gameplay, no other class specific system has done that, save Aran’s combo system. phantom’s judgment system made a tiny splash, while equilibrium, command, exceed, solunar and mode switch are medium splashes, soul battery is a rather large wave, but none, save Zero’s multitude of systems, can stand up to the tsunami of a ripple on maple’s gameplay that the combo system does. No other class’s gameplay is so fundamentally changed by their job specific system.

  41. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 12:49 am

    “Playing Zero will give you the ability to enhance their two spirit weapons (Lapis and Lazuli) at the same time!”

  42. truth
    June 26, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Emmanuel :
    Free cubes by creating them
    This class being a dual wielder similiar to Hayato

    Did you even read the post before saying that , Zero is 2 characters in one class , how is hayato a 2 characters?

  43. Insignificant
    June 26, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Where the f@ck is the 5th job announcement?

    Never have high hopes for Nexon, they’ll literally smack you in the face.

    Balancing bulls, what balancing when clearly they are making another OP class.

    Mechs need some love, tbh.

    • June 26, 2013 at 4:48 am

      1. Zero seems like it is a much higher skillcap class and
      2. They have to do 5th jobs for
      It is going to take a while so chill out.

      • Insignificant
        June 26, 2013 at 11:22 am

        F@ck your logic, it is flawed:

        1. There is no indication that Zero will be a high-capped class; Even so, it doesn’t justify the need to make it seems way more powerful than other classes, although this is a time-limited class; Nexon should just go back to the old days and make classes that use general weapons like swords, guns, not these stupid crap.

        2. Announcement doesn’t necessarily meant that they’ll put the content in this update; They could have just confirmed it and sneak peak us but no, they could have officially said that 5th job is coming and will be updated like Hyper Skills. Confirming on an interview wouldn’t have much PR effect as confirming in a press conference.

        Again, f@ck your logic.

        • Anonymous
          June 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

          1. There is no indication that Zero is OP.
          2. 5th job is coming. Stop whining about it like a little turd. If you’re too childish to wait for it, then you should go find another hobby like collecting bugs to pass the time.
          3. Mechs are still better than several other classes. Why aren’t you asking for them to be buffed? Oh wait, you’re a typical Mapletard who wants their own class to be the best because you have the attention span of a potato and get hard ons from big numbers.
          4. What’s even funnier is that Aran precede Mechs, and have spirit weapons. So much for going back to the old days, huh?

          I would say ”f@ck your logic”, but it’s clear you lack any logic whatsoever.

          • Anonymous
            June 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

            everything I’m seeing says zero are OP… but that’s the point of them, and why they’re intended to be available for creation exactly once.

            however, people need to shut up and stop having a hissy fit over every little OP thing. especially since the solution offered by the complainers is to make everything suck instead of making the sucky things not suck.

          • Insignificant
            June 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

            1. Starting at level 100, hypocritical logic you have there. It’d make them OP in PvP, unless they manage to nerf them in PvP, nevertheless it doesn’t justify the need to make a new OP class when they could have just added new story lines.

            2. Again your logic is f@cked, Mechs currently is weak and they are ‘aiming’ for perfect balance, we have very low survivability, I could make the comparison after playing many classes, not just mech. Last I heard thy revamped BaM and WH but not freaking Mech. After RED update, assuming they don’t continue with the RED update after they’ve finished with these contents, the weak classes will have higher damage than Mechs. Again, f@ck your logics

            3. You are truly a hypocrit, trying to prove me stupid but you divert from my argument. I was talking about equip weapons, how there are so many unnecessarily new weapons that come out with new classes, can’t they just use the previously established ones?

            Again, f@ck you, hypocrit.

          • Somebody
            June 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm

            Calm down Insignificant, relax. First of all, everything you’re saying is your opinion, and you’re now complaining and yelling at everyone just because it doesn’t go “your way”. It’s almost like you’re saying Nexon should follow only what you want, and seriously “f@ck your logic, it is flawed”? It’s almost like you’re saying that you’re flawless and nobody else is more “logical” than you. If you don’t like this game, then don’t play it. Simply un-install it. The way you’re talking. Who do you think you are? Just like your name, you’re “Insignificant”, like the rest of us. Just relax, even if you don’t agree with all this.

          • Insignificant
            June 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm


            1. I was pointing out the flaws in the guy’s argument against mines.

            2. This turns to an argument when people started replying, dumbing me down either by acting like they have more experience than me or by insulting me, although the first reply doesn’t contain any swears.

            3. The logic is flawed, I pointed it out, thus it is voided; thus kind of justify the f@ck your logics.

            4. Customers first, it is the basic law of services. Granted that complaining on a blog doesn’t help, but it also kind of let my voice out, might some worker of nexon read this blog and sees it. If I had given hopes on the game, I wouldn’t have even touched a news article/blog about it.

            5. You are simply acting high and mighty, putting me down, just because you don’t like my ways of writing and expressing myself. Deny?

          • June 27, 2013 at 3:12 am

            You didn’t prove anything. You said my logic is flawed and then proceeded to fling poo like a monkey. Zero DOES seem like a high skillcap class due to their resource, dual nature, and having to switch between Alpha and Beta to maximize your potential.(Although I could very well see just sticking with one for bossing) as well as using the tag team moves. Second, If they don’t have anything to show for 5th Job yet, they don’t. I’d rather they take their time then screw it up. Third, Mechs are well above average in terms of power, and always have been. Mech Siege Mode is one of the best bossing abilities in the game. Period. Last, the only one acting high and mighty is you. I presented my arguments, you pretty much yelled “KEVIN BACON ISN’T IN FOOTLOOSE!” and started acting rude to anyone whose opinions differed from your own.

          • Insignificant
            June 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

            Well sir, I admit that Zero has a unique play style but that doesn’t save it from being OP. Unlimited mana/energy aka TFs, can heal while doing high damage, and can almost double your own damage by tagging the other guy in. Again, no clear indications, just your speculations, this might be another KoC class because at first they limit their lvl cap, this might just as we’ll be another limited lvl cap in disguise.

            Regarding 5th jobs, as I have given my opinion in the previous replies, they should have made their official confirmation on a press conference, not some interviews. It’d make more impact this way. You say that it is impossible to do that? Take some other examples of this medium which is games: KH3 & FFXV, Mirror’s Edge 2 at E3; confirmed to be worked on, but no official release dates. That’d have a much more powerful effect and somewhat eliminate the anxiety people have, not some interviews.

            I was pointing out the flaws the debaters have given to counter my arguments, and expressing them in my ways, thus ‘f@ck your logics’. If you simply bash my expressions just because you don’t like it, that’s high and mighty for you. Remember, the Internet has no rules, unless you jump in and make rules which would be voided.

            Again, f@ck your logics.

  44. Incognito
    June 26, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Erm, what the crap? First Maple stole Grand Chase’s Xbow Lire to create Mercedes, then they stole Dio to create Demon Slayer. And now, they literally stole Zero to create Zero. What is this madness? O_O

    • Anon
      June 26, 2013 at 1:20 am

      I’d slap you for making stupid comments but that would mean I’d be doing it all day everyday forever till the end of time…

      • Incognito
        June 26, 2013 at 3:23 am

        Geez, why can’t people just chill? It’s not a stupid comment, just a casual remark. -,-

        • Creekingsoul
          June 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

          Well that is kinda true i mean dio has some similarities and so does lire
          Zero, we dont know yet

        • You
          June 29, 2013 at 11:07 pm

          Not to forget Ami as Angelic Burster! Well there is some similarities between these two.
          Well grandchase are part of nexon too, so lets just leave them be… 🙂

    • Fynn
      June 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Love how you forget to mention how similar Grandark is to Xenon’s blade, Oz’s name compared to Von Lionheart’s and their battle mages being the same as our battle mages.

      • Incognito
        June 26, 2013 at 3:27 am

        I can definitely sense your sarcasm over here, but definitely you can’t deny that there is indeed some sort of similarity between the aforementioned characters/jobs?

    • NovaNuvaMS
      June 26, 2013 at 1:53 am

      Aherm…Not sure but… Did Nexon copy League of Legend’s champion Lux (Lady of Luminosity)..??.. Aherm… Rumble (Mechanic)…

      • Anonymous
        August 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

        Lol Lux and lumi aren’t even close and rumble and mech ehhh maybe?

    • Bob
      June 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Well, don’t forget those Grand Chase character/jobs are part of nexon. It is not like they stole it from some other company.

      • Anonymous
        June 26, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        um. bob? GC is made by kog` and published by nexon in korea only. maple is wizet/nexon’s property. y’all need to know the difference between who makes something and who publishes it.

        • ShadowKazuni
          June 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

          Are you stupid? GC’s published by Netmarble, you’re thinking of Elsword, Elsword is published by Nexon.

      • ShadowKazuni
        June 27, 2013 at 8:53 am

        Are you stupid? GC’s published by Netmarble, you’re thinking of Elsword, Elsword is published by Nexon.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      wat. what do twin gods have to do with a manufactured demon-kin guy who refers to himself by the number carved on his chest?

  45. Vultwaz
    June 26, 2013 at 1:03 am

    First Impact? Is this Evangelion? 😮

    • Bob
      June 26, 2013 at 9:22 am

      OFC. Well soon shove Mechs into their little corners and make a job with Eva’s size 20x bigger than Zakum. Then, they will make its skills nice and bloody so it can finally be meant for 13+.
      It is like playing Gundam. XD

      And i seriosuyl dont get why MS need to be for 13+… 10+ is good enough…

  46. cosmos
    June 26, 2013 at 1:06 am

    i like the new auction function :3 for the Premium Hunting does it mean NO MOAR GRINDING?

    June 26, 2013 at 1:13 am

    they look like templar knights f6

  48. Kiyashu
    June 26, 2013 at 1:17 am

    now i’m not so pissed that i blew up my heliseum cape… 😮 *shoves kaiser into the gutter*


  49. Fynn
    June 26, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Vultwaz :
    First Impact? Is this Evangelion? 😮

    …..IDM if angels are OP if maple goes eva 😐

  50. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

    “and the removal of skill books and mastery books!”
    “Things called Timing Coins will allow you to buy Mastery Books and more.”

    i dont understand.. did mastery books get removed or not?

    • knite
      June 26, 2013 at 2:18 am

      pretty sure it’s just gonna be skill books (yay)

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Timing Coins are for Zero only. Adventurers will have mastery books removed.

  51. Kobe
    June 26, 2013 at 1:58 am

    “and the removal of skill books and mastery books!” – 1st impact
    “Things called Timing Coins will allow you to buy Mastery Books and more.” – child of god

    i dont understand.. did the mastery books get removed or not?

    • mithi9
      June 26, 2013 at 2:16 am

      Only for adventurers!

      • Aku
        June 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

        That.. wouldn’t really make sense, would it? I think the “removal of mastery books” refers to the system we have going for them.. I can’t say for sure, of course, but I believe the system changing to the simple NPC purchases is what Max means to imply.. And obviously the whole “removal of skill books” means we no longer need to hunt for certain skills and they’ll be there upon advancement. My best guess on Zero is that since it is a much more literally time limited character, it’ll have its own system for learning its skills and what not.. and it is so far, the most unique character system so.. makes sense to me?

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

      You won’t understand, it’s nexon’s logic.

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Timing Coins are for Zero only.

  52. Chub
    June 26, 2013 at 2:00 am

    If only Lapis Lazuli was that useful in Minecraft too…

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      with the right mods it’s perfectly useful. 😉

    • Anonymous
      September 10, 2013 at 12:33 am

      Haha yeah 😀

  53. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

    mithi9 :
    Only for adventurers!

    -_-……. I just want a free MW for my DS.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Buncklerman sells MW 20 100% for 14mil and MW 30 100% for 20mil !!

  54. TimeFromSEA
    June 26, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Max, ’13 jobs completely remade with 120 changed skills’, are you mean 12 job or 14 job?

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      IDK it should be 12 but the presentation said 13 lol.

  55. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Spadow said there were 2 new jobs Zero and Ether.
    If Zero is 2 characters who is Etherr?

    • TimeFromSEA
      June 26, 2013 at 3:25 am

      Zero alpha and zero beta sounds more nice, so they cancel ether. Just like automata.

      • Rith
        June 26, 2013 at 4:33 am

        automata is xenon

      • Shneeble Doo
        June 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm

        i liked the name Automata MUCH better than Xenon…

    • sirius16
      June 26, 2013 at 3:41 am

      I’m beginning to think that Ether was a typo. But I’m still hoping against hope that it’s a Mage and Nexon hasn’t revealed everything like with Tempest. In fact that’s what I’m thinking and nobody can change my mind

    • June 26, 2013 at 4:50 am

      The name still came up with a Job ID. So maybe it will come out later.

      • sirius16
        June 26, 2013 at 4:58 am

        But isn’t Zero the owner of said Job ID?

        • June 27, 2013 at 3:14 am

          Since it is technically two jobs in one they might be both job ID’s. Two ID’s were datamined, but I thought only one correlated with Warrior. Who knows though.

  56. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Whens Zero Gamma coming out

  57. Swag
    June 26, 2013 at 3:16 am

    When’s Gamma Coming out

  58. Mobius
    June 26, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Max, Will a video be released for this update? Also I would like to thank you for you hard work blogging these.

  59. June 26, 2013 at 4:32 am

    “13 jobs completely remade”
    “Perfect balance is something they are trying to achieve, with trying to make each job look great and balanced with others. This will be done by using log data and hearing users’ voices.”

    But clearly Thieves and Pirates don’t count.

    • June 26, 2013 at 4:51 am

      I’ll agree partially. Shadowers were already in a good spot balance wise(yeah yeah WE WANT ASSAULTER and all that) but Sairs Buccs and NLs really did kind of get shafted.

      • June 27, 2013 at 12:42 am

        It’s not just balance-wise, it’s the lack of “completely remade” they promised. Look at both NLs and Shadowers, they get TWO new animations, three if you count booster, and they’re either for a slightly tweaked skill (Splitter/nate) or partially changed skill (Taunt/SB). ONE Archer BRANCH gets more new stuff than both Thieves combined.
        Shadowers still get that shitty crit boost skill, as if Nexon completely forgot about CoinFlip. That’s way more useless than the extra attack/hit thing Nightlords got.

        “Remade”, “balanced” and “listening to the players”. I actually thought Nexon Korea would pull through. Who’d have thought they’re just as full of shit as Nexon America.

  60. sirius16
    June 26, 2013 at 4:49 am

    I’ve figured it out. There will be 3 classes released this summer, following the previous trend, and there will be 5 Children of God, following the previous trend, because even Nexon knows that there has to be 5 of every race

    • June 26, 2013 at 4:52 am

      Doubt it. Kaiser and AB are the only Nova classes, so Zero and Ether being the only 2 Goddess classes makes a lot of sense.

      • sirius16
        June 26, 2013 at 4:56 am

        Except, for the fact that the Nova’s aren’t done, look at the heroes, it took them till last summer to finish them and there were 4 years old or something, and the same thing for the Resistance, Nexon likes to introduce a race, lose interest and then slowly complete it over time

        • Anonymous
          June 26, 2013 at 5:39 am

          you’re very irrational about this update; i think you may need to come to grips with the fact they will only be releasing one child of god class. in fact, if max’s understanding of the event is correct, it will be a one time only release as well, i doubt they will be making an entire race out of a completely exclusive class

          • sirius16
            June 26, 2013 at 5:47 am

            We’ll see…

          • sirius16
            June 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

            You also forget though, that during Tempest it seemed like we were only getting a few updates, when all of a sudden, BOOM, they added to the update. Their is no finality, for THIS IS NEXON!

        • Anonymous
          June 26, 2013 at 6:46 am

          And we’re STILL waiting on a third bowman class for adventurers! :p

          • Shneeble Doo
            June 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

            AMEN! give us a new archer!!!

      • Bob
        June 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

        Sorry bro. There are actually 5 Nova Classes. If you read AB’s story line, she got the relic back from being stolen by a thief and she magically turned into this Pink Idol O.o
        Later on, one of the NPC’s will talk about 5 relics, and AB’s is one of them and probably Kaiser’s as well.

        So he is correct in a way. Those relics might be just talk but Nexon might actually use them for future jobs. Only time will tell but that is if you are still around when Nexon makes them that is XD

        • Dark Evan
          June 27, 2013 at 3:02 am

          First off, there are FOUR relics, not FIVE, and the thief who stole it was a literal thief, not a thief class. It was a suspicious thief who stole it. You steal something, that makes you a thief. That’s how things work. The fact that it was stolen by a thief means nothing, for all we know, they were using the common term, thief, not referring to a thief class. Also, the other 3 relics are each at a shrine on a specific compass point of pantheon, with the one that AB had being the fourth compass point, that’s the one that was destroyed.

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      lol, there doesnt need to be 5 of every race anymore… now there just needs to be a warrior class of every race and maybe one other.

      • sirius16
        June 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        Then I hope that there is one other for the Children and the other is a Mage. But seriously just watch, one day a new Nova will appear. Probably this winter actually.

        • Shneeble Doo
          June 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm

          i would LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! especially if its an archer!!!

  61. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Pfft…. “Perfect Balance”?….. MY Ass

  62. June 26, 2013 at 5:20 am

    That Maplestory Dev on the right in the black suit next to the male Zero look like a boss, he looks so epic!

  63. June 26, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Nice 😀

  64. Jean
    June 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

    One question tough what the heck happened to Night walker and Blaze wizard. I was really looking forward to the new night walker revamp. 😦

    • Tomer
      June 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

      It happened

      • June 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        No it didnt, they started the anniversary before right after the dawn warrior revamp was released. And does anyone else think that zero looks similar to hayato?

        • Akuma
          June 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

          Maybe one or two skills, but it’s still unique in their own way with Dual characters in one. Reminds me of SAO for some reason.
          So… Yes, for one or two skills. No, for the uniqueness of dual characters. I’m sure dual characters were something that people wanted in the past.

  65. HellhoundChif
    June 26, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Is it just me or female zero looks like fate/extra’s saber and fate/apocrypha’s saber of red?

    And male zero looks like fate/stay night and fate / zero gilgamesh?

    I need to think what name to get for it…

  66. Tomer
    June 26, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Max, about “the removal of skill books and mastery books”, is it Adventurers Exculsive? Because I’ve read in the latest patch of KMS they have this NPC for Mastery Books.

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      It’s only for Adventurers yes. And I was mistaken about that, the NPC that sells MBs did not come to the real server yet!

  67. Tomer
    June 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

    sirius16 :
    We’ll see…

    Dude you will see blank because they have already said it LOL

  68. ProperFix
    June 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Zero never re-released? Q_Q

    Remember. No exclusives!

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Gonna make alot of accounts and sell them hahahahahahaahha!!

      • ProperFix
        June 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm


      • Anonymous Coward
        June 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm


  69. sirius16
    June 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Where did you hear that the Child of God Update was complete Max?

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      It’s ‘complete’ as in it contains a new class, new systems, and a new world to explore.

  70. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

    AHhh yay a quest reorganization (i wish they implement it to all quests so it would look somewhat near to Sengoku’s NPC appear every time you talk to them

  71. Koncept
    June 26, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Wow zero looks amazing. Do you know what job they are max? And if they share the same equips.

    • habibi
      June 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      amour are shared except weapon.
      look at the photo he post…they used two weapon.
      they use gauge system so i think it goes to STR….

  72. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 8:52 am


    • Bob
      June 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

      They are decently strong IMO. They dont need much of a change. Just a few tweaks here and there, and they will be on equal terms with other jobs or even better.

      But they still need to take care of Pirates and Thieves. many people didnt like it, so i hope nexon trashes some of the crappy ideas and change it to something else…

      • Anonymous
        June 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

        yea i agree with u, current thife and pirate just lame, but how about my cannon, i don’t think cannon is a ok job for now

  73. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Night Lord post-revamp revamp plz

    OT: Screw Nexon give me my thief revamp


  74. Dan
    June 26, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Nexon better not fuck this update up.

  75. Anonymous Coward
    June 26, 2013 at 10:27 am

    So, who said Nexon was running out of ideas again?

    • Anonymous Coward
      June 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

      So we have revamped adventures, complete with what looks like new trailers and they’re gonna be the first to receive 5th job with the skill/mastery book removal. FINALLY, they’re getting the shit that they deserve at last.
      We have Zero released whose content is complete from release and seems to gonna remain OP after summer ends, seeing as no one else will be able to create it.
      A New continent, with lots of new mechanics and a war sequence. (The Black Mage’s end apparently is soon, …I’d give it 3 more years. [And even then there is still Darmoor to worry about.])
      And an NX cash substitute for cheap-ass players like me. I’m happy. Now I wonder what the rate of gain is: ‘1 Mileage for one hour of playing’ F5 NEXON! (That is not the rate obviously.)

      • Dark Evan
        June 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

        Hey, Evan, Aran, Battle Mages, Wild Hunters, and Mechanics deserve those things too. They deserve it just as much as adventurers. They are now the only classes with outdated animations (except for Mihile, Mercedes, the Demon Slayer, and Phantom, they need souped up animations too) (the adventurers and cygnus knights were BOTH revamped with animations that can compete with the uber-flashiness of classes released post-Tempest), without special hair/face/outfit upon creation, without a trailer (Mihile also needs this still, assuming that adventurers did in fact get one in R.E.D. like that other commenter said), and they do not deserve these things any less than adventurers do, and don’t feed me that “Oh, we’re the original classes so the game should revolve around us” bullcrap. That means NOTHING except that you’re feeling all uppitty with your seniority. I bet well over half of you people who think that weren’t even AROUND before the Cygnus Knights came out, so by your logic, since the adventurers deserve to have everything JUST because they’re the original, then you don’t deserve to play a class that has everything because you’re NOT one of the original players. See how stupid that sounds? Saying classes should get special treatment because they came first is like saying players should because they came first, or like saying Zakum should get special treatment as the first-ever raid, just because of that. In the end a class is just a class. The game originally revolved around them because they were the only thing to revolve around. They were here first, but the past is past. Evan and Aran had an adventurer like aura around them, they were not horribly flashy or op like dual blade and on, they were not time limited, they used existing weapons instead of introducing a new weapon that no other class would ever use every DAMN time a new class shows up, JUST so people will have to start cubing and scrolling ALL OVER again to get them to spend more on wards and cubes, the worst part is, the few new classes EVER to use existing weapons are all WARRIORS, all but one of which use some sort of sword, and ever since legends, they’ve been making like 10 warrior classes a year, and hardly any mages, before legends, the number of mages and warriors remained more or less equal. both started with 3 adventurers, both got a cygnus at the same time, bringing the total to 4, then aran came, and evan soon after, bringing it to 5 each, battle mage came, and they made 6 mages 5 warriors, it wasn’t for another year that they made another new class, where demon slayer came to be, making 6 each, since then, we’ve gotten Mihile, Kaiser, Demon Avenger, and now Zero, and the only mage we’ve gotten is Luminous. Not only that, but the only thieves we got were Phantom and Xenon, and the Angelic Buster is the only pirate and we’ve gotten ZERO archers, why does nexon keep releasing warrior after warrior, when Mages were the only thing to EVER have as many or classes as warriors did at any given time, they’ve freaking released more warriors since demon slayer than ANY other class COMBINED I count 5 warriors and only 4 TOTAL thieves, mages, pirates, and archers, there’s already 4 more classes in warrior branch than any other branch, which is rediculous, 4 is over 1/3 of the amount of warriors we have, which means the branch with the second most classes has less than TWO THIRDS the amount warriors have. Stop making new warriors nexon! There are some OBVIOUS things to introduce to maple like a druid or a summoner as a mage, or a slingshot-user as an archer. Maybe a rifle-using pirate? Or how about a tonfa-using thief? a thief using mixed martial arts? A thief using throwing needles AKA Senbon?

        I mean, sure, they get to have experienced events and have rewards to remind them of said events that newer players will never get to, but then, its not like they get to keep experiencing them, and older players who took a break from playing STILL missed out on them during the period he/she wasn’t playing, even though they are old players, so old players miss out on the events for not playing JUST as people who didn’t start yet do.

        • Anonymous
          June 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

          lol, your post is really long..

          But I completely agree. Mechanics, Cannon Shooters, and Dual Blades haven’t been touched, Phantom is still super weak, and I think Evan and Mercedes do low damage compared to the latest special classes or revamped Adventurers. and as a Battle Mage I love my skills but it would be nice to have updated skill animations. (not those ugly/useless hand skills or the revamped Blow skills, but skills that actually look good and are worth using)

          I just doubt we will ever get real skill changes because there isn’t much room left in their patch schedule. After Critias, they will probably be working on 5th job. =/

          • Ivangold
            June 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

            i don’t know what i can say but about the warrior releasements, look man what archer job they can make?they used bow 2 times xbow 2 times and made a good weapon for merc then what? at least for pirates they see real life guns and sutff, like a gun a tank, a cannon and maybe more they can create, mages same they can create more mages with others elements, thief still easyer than archers since there’s ninjas and stuff so it isn’t so easy to make archers and much easyer to do warriors jobs it’s like thief maybe, there’s much possibilitys

          • Ivangold
            June 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm

            about mech, ye they may need a revamp and cannon and DB but not like adventures that was more sucking at other jobs(1~3) they revamped more the 1~~3 job than 4 it self if you see, but it doens’t mean that they didn’t got revamped but they was horrible compared to other classes, about phantom isn’t super weak he’s like all classes you need a buff to be completed not like a bonus, a archer don’t get much from Se but a f/p or a class without many critical is awsome, classes are prepared to get their buffs, so the completed phantom is with some stealed buffs, but he can be weaker(not completed) but be a suportive class or just be a attacker one beeing stronger than completed one. Evans wasn’t bad, maybe their area skill was bad but i don’t know about the new revamp, the merc revamp it did pretty good, do you play both now days in KMS?i hope so.

          • Ivangold
            June 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

            about battle mage, man it’s a battle mage not a dark one, one gay spoke to me that he didn’t don’t like the revamp, since battle mages are malee attackers also battle mages not dark one, probably nexon was with some idea about a dark mage but peoples did shit, maybe it wasn’t so good but ppls just refuse it not like do changes(compared to explorers), maybe turn the staff skills to dark but yeah.

        • Anonymous Coward
          June 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm

          You know, I was gonna say TL;DR to this, but I’m not a lazy douche-bag and a half. Also, over half of what you said doesn’t apply to me, my opinions or my preferences. And yes, I was playing before even Cygnus Knights were introduced. I’m an on/off – mostly off – player.

          I single out adventurers not because they were here first. I single them out because they were shafted, horribly out-dated and being left in the dust by other classes including their ‘so-called’ brethren classes DB and CS (Though CS is kinda crappy right now apparently.) despite their re-organizations.

          I never said adventurers should get everything and others left out, I meant that they should be the ones getting these big changes first. Because OF COURSE Nexon is going to focus on all the rest. That is pretty much a given and not expecting them to focus on the others is just stupid. Adventurers just finally deserve this attention, even though some classes did not get enough changes (Honestly, I REALLY do not care about any classes except for warrior and warrior-related classes, so I never bothered focusing on other class changes. That’s my bias right there.)

          The others will get their chance in time, just give adventurers this time in the sun before they are inevitably shoved back into obscurity, PLEASE.

          Also, I’m not focusing on the class ratio either or animations or whatever new class Nexon manages to pull out of their rear-end. Those just don’t matter to me. I’m here to play games, kill things and not bitch about stuff like this.

          I ain’t a body that got time for dat.

          • Dark Evan
            June 27, 2013 at 3:09 am

            Hey I read your post and noticed you’re a fan of warriors. You a fan of Zero. I’m more of a mage/thief guy myself, but I think Zero will be my new main

          • Dark Evan
            July 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

            this is precisely what I’m talking about. “I single out the adventurers because they were the first” See, this is EXACTLY what I’m talking about when I say you think you deserve special treatment because you were here first. “Because they were shafted” bulls***! Other classes were shafted, were shafted harder, and recieved worse buffs to make up for it. Out of the five so called “overpowered” hero classes, THREE of them are among the BOTTOM FIVE on the 1v1 dps rankings, and TWO of those are 1v1 ORIENTED, on top of having both TERRIBLE weapon multipliers AND low base attack, meaning that even IN a realistic situation, they’d still be bottom tier, and would in fact probably fare WORSE than they do on the charts! But because people have this mindset that any classes released after pirates are “broken”, Nexon can’t give ANY of them a buff HALF as good as they NEED to keep up.

        • Dylan
          August 28, 2013 at 7:48 am

          I didn’t read past the people probably don’t remember before Cygnus knights, I remember before pirates came out and yah it took forever to lvl and pig beach and monster carnival was like everything, that aside more people play explorers I’ve seen 2 Aran’s in the last couple months, and ehh Evans kinda do, and resistance aren’t very big but I agree do need a revamp and new animations but certain classes need them too

  76. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    The Zero class reminds me of the horoscope Gemini

    • Dark Evan
      June 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      It reminds me of that one Kingdom Hearts game. I think it was called dreamdrop distance? The TIME BASED tag system is a lot like the Drop system from that game I think. And the combination moves is like Clash of Ninja Revolution 2’s combos in that it likely switches places afterwards.

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      i always thought the archangels who guard angleic blessing rings remind me of the gemini twins! but your right about this too!

  77. Creekingsoul
    June 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Oh wow zero starts at level 100 thats gonna be so op

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

      lvl 100 is like 4 hours

      • mithi9
        June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

        if you train on 2x coupled with another 2x coupon at aliens or something then it is…. Other wise for most it isnt.

  78. Emmanuel
    June 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

    You get to start at level 100…

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Starts at 4th Job LOLOLLOLOLL

  79. K
    June 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    “Each job will have specific characteristics (I think I’m missing some stuff here…). I’ll translate these tomorrow, I have no time right now!”

    I’m most interested about that. Hope you can today.

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm


      • K
        June 27, 2013 at 12:59 am

        Thanks. 🙂

  80. ewd
    June 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    more sword users


  81. Pit
    June 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Max this is just the R in RED, right?

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      No it’s all of them together. The patches will not be divided into Revolution, Evolution, and Delight. Those are just broad subtitles to show what will be added during the entire RED update.

  82. curious
    June 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Max, Will zero come to gms ? Or is it Kms exclusive ?

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      It will most likely come to GMS as well 😛

  83. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Wait so Zero is the new Transcendent of Time and is a warrior, wouldn’t it make way more sense if Zero were a mage? I find the concept of a time mage way more fun than a time warrior…

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      this upsets me but not for the same reason. im fine with them being warriors (although id prefer archers or thieves) BUT i dont think zero should be the new transcendent solely because i LOVE RHINNE SHE IS SO HOT AND AWESOME and she shouldnt be replaced :p

      • June 27, 2013 at 3:22 am

        Maybe she realized she is dying or she can’t get out from where she is sealed. I mean, you are playing as her son and daughter, so that’s pretty sweet.

        • Shneeble Doo
          June 28, 2013 at 12:55 am

          this is true, i will make up my own story line in my head that zero was created to free Rhinne from captivity and that once they do they will become some trinity of time,one transcendent, 3 forms.

  84. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t think I like the “Start at level 100” thing, is there an option to start at level 1? I like to do the leveling myself!

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      you still have the main meat of leveling to go from there, y’know. it’s not like 100 is the cap.

    • Dark Evan
      June 27, 2013 at 3:12 am

      unfortunately, no, according to their skill UI, they don’t even HAVE 1st, 2nd, or 3rd job skills, just a beginner tab and a 4th job tab.

  85. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    is the class a warrior?

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm


  86. Pandah
    June 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I might come back to MS if this comes to GMS all because of that mileage thing!

    • Anonymous Coward
      June 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      THAT’S the troublesome thing. I’m hoping GMS doesn’t play greedy douche-bag and keep this out of our RED.

    • Anonymous Coward
      June 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Err, Nexon of America that is.

  87. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    mastery books should go away period. it’s really irritating having to jump through flaming hoops to be able to upgrade your skills.

    as for the whole mileage thing… bleh on party-based content. it sounds good and makes sense on paper but in reality it’s never so simple to find people willing to do what you’re interested in unless it’s one of a very small selection of “optimal” things that get spammed to death. and as for the bosses part… since that probably refers to the ludicrously broken bosses that they’ve been adding that all but require not having any of the stupid nerfs that have been passed down over the past year plus in order to not go horribly… yeah that’s a waste too. which means it’s still cash-centric.

    auction house is worth a cheer… or would be if not for it practically being inevitable that it’d require cashing to use. and within minutes of going up will be the same wall of scammer-grade overcharging the free market already is.

    so my main interest here are the zeroes. another facet of the story to wrap my head around, wot wot! even if it’s not the greatest story ever written it’s nice to understand what in the nine hells has been going on.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm


      “perfect balance” is something they should not be trying to achieve. you know what you have when everything is perfectly balanced? halma. look it up on wikipedia. it is a board game wherein everything is equal. while it calls for some strategy it is ultimately not what you make an MMO out of.

      if every class is perfectly in balance with every other class, and consequently all classes are equal, there is no point in playing one over another. at which point there’s no reason to have more than one class. at which point the game becomes extremely boring because everyone’s identical. there’s no need to party outside strength in numbers, and what’s left then is cashwhoring for looks. isn’t that like… what gaia online is? a paper doll simulator that costs money?

      • Anonymous
        June 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

        you got the whole “perfect balanced” thing wrong bro. you say if every class is equal theres no point of making one over another. but if one class is stronger then whats the point of making the others? in the end we will have the same problem. thats one reason. but anyway the real reason you got the balancing point wrong is because in an mmo every class have some kind of specialty and that speciallty is what will make you choose one over another. if you want to be a long range attacker then get a bowman/assassin etc. if you want to be more of a melee dmg focused player then be a warrior. the balancing point is not to get to a situation where the warior is capble of being a long range attacker and melee + the high dmg it deals will make it even more overpowering. if that happens then the long ranged classes loses their speciallty that makes them unique. what you say is that overpowered classes are needed just to pick them over the old ones. but if that happens then the effort that wasted on the old ones was for nothing because theyre just not good anymore. in the end it will get to a point where we have like 15 jobs that are just laying there in the character selection for show. and the only thing we will see on maple is the same class everywhere. isnt that boring? seeing copies of you all around you doing the same shit you do all day?

  88. Eishi
    June 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    So much want for the Children of God!! ❤
    And wow. The cosplay at the end is epic! THOSE SWORDS MENG!!! *_*b

  89. sirius16
    June 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Shneeble Doo :
    well what ever happened to Ether? i dont think another child is coming but it does raise the question who is this Ether character and how is he or she related to RED if at all

    Probably the content Nexon “forgot” to reveal in order to surprise us like in Tempest

    • Shneeble Doo
      June 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      touche, i certainly hope you are right!!! im just not SUPER hopeful.

    • Anonymous
      June 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Well since Zero is the Warrior pair having Alpha and Beta for this Child of God update, Ether might just be the Magician pair having a another pair of names that everyone is begging for as of now.

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2013 at 1:33 am

        Ether Lambda & Ether Delta anyone?

        • sirius16
          June 27, 2013 at 2:06 am

          Yes. please

      • sirius16
        June 27, 2013 at 2:00 am


      • June 27, 2013 at 3:23 am

        NUUUUUUU I hope they it is bowman related.

  90. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Anonymous :
    Gonna make alot of accounts and sell them hahahahahahaahha!!

    That’s actually pretty smart.

  91. Mugen
    June 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Zero looks awesome. It might make up for the completely disappointing thief/pirate shitvamp.

  92. Ivangold
    June 26, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    How much mesos it will cost?

  93. June 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    WTF!! zero a cool class and all but it starts at lv100! NEXON HAS BECOME COMPLETELY LAZY AND HAS RUIN THE FUN OF LEVELING UP. Plus the thief pirate revamp is still horrible they should at least change the animation for most of the skills AND LAST OF ALL THE CYGNUS KNIGHT REVAMP IS STILL NOT DONE!!!

    • sirius16
      June 27, 2013 at 2:02 am

      Thief and Pirate? I believe you should refer to Justice
      Zero is a special case, which is why he starts at 100
      As for Cygnus, think of them as new classes and then refer to the pattern Nexon used for the Heroes and Resistance

      • Anonymous
        June 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

        I have to agree with Sirius, Zero is a very special case concerning where they spend most of their time as you play as them. Since they start at 4th Job and they have to start their story in the Mirror World, it might mean that players will have to work to getting to the Maple World and joining with other class Maplers. It just might mean the same for other Maplers if they would have to work to reach the Mirror World to grind at its high-leveled monsters and do its high-experienced quests.

        Although, I might have to also agree with what Gunpowder is saying. This Zero class does seem to be taking aspects from other class. They do seem to be using Skills which either represent Day and Night or Light and Dark, like the new Dawn Warriors or Luminous. The sword of the male Zero character also bears a striking resemblance to Kaiser’s signature sword. Also, the Lapis and Lazuli (the spirit the weapons of the Zero Class) are pretty much better versions of Aran’s Pole-arm, Maha, seeing as how they can have special ways of growing stronger.

        I will have to disagree with him and everyone else saying that this class has aspects of Hayato. If a class uses a Sword, then the cutting animation of some Skills shouldn’t be too different between each Classes. The only creative aspect of the Zero Class is their form of Mana which is TF (Time Force) and their Life Role-playing System.

        But doesn’t anyone find it strange how that Neinheart-looking guy (probably that Will character) was possibly behind the creation of the Zero pair even though he looks like he takes care of them?

  94. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Does that mean they aren’t changing the their and pirate skills? And what happened to revamping Night Walkers and Flame Wizards? :O

    • Max
      June 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      I believe that the revamps are for the most part ‘set’ now, so I don’t think thieves/pirates will be receiving large changes like the other three.

      NW and FW might come after RED? They probably stopped doing Cygnus to focus on the Adventurers that everyone wanted to see.

      • sirius16
        June 27, 2013 at 2:05 am

        NW and FW definitely after RED, probably during fall

    • sirius16
      June 27, 2013 at 2:04 am

      The thief and pirates are done, refer to Justice. And as for the Knights, think of them as new classes and look at the Heroes and Resistance update patterns

  95. June 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    HOLY CRAP! That is some crazy stuff!!!
    Also start off on lv100? thats cool
    looks like the black mage is going to show himself….bout

  96. gerge
    June 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I like Hayato… Ops… Zero xD

  97. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    L> Black Mage’s Commanders (Excluding DS). Nexon should make a new type of characters like Heroes but they should name it Anti-Heroes (Add Commanders here)

    • Anonymous
      June 27, 2013 at 1:31 am

      Giga-giga slasher: 999% damage 9 times with 100% chance to instakill

  98. Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    does the zero beta sharing apply to androids?

  99. June 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    can u change the eq? cuz if u can wont there be like a gender glitch for equips that is only for male or female?

    • sirius16
      June 27, 2013 at 2:05 am

      Do you know any warrior equips level 100 and up that are gender locked?

      • June 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

        yes Blue Dragon Armor (M) please check b4 replying

  100. Timtim
    June 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    The reason that Nexon isn’t putting a lot of work into the pirate revamps is because of the previous one that occurred a year ago. Their revamp was far more massive than the one in Jump or whatever, so they are putting less time in.

  101. Bryan
    June 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Hey, anyone have any ideas how Zero’s equipments is going to work? Since Zero comprises of both a male and female character, is Zero as a whole only able to equip unisex warrior equipments? (not that this affects much, only the top/bottom/overall lol.)

    • Bryan
      June 27, 2013 at 2:00 am

      Or do they have separate equipment windows? Eagerly and patiently awaiting further news on Zero. Thanks alot, Max.

      • sirius16
        June 27, 2013 at 2:14 am

        Nope same equip windows

    • sirius16
      June 27, 2013 at 2:06 am

      Do you know any warrior equipment level 100 and up that are gender locked?

      • June 27, 2013 at 3:25 am

        the lvl 100 armors are gender specific

        • sirius16
          June 27, 2013 at 3:41 am

          They will give you level 100 armors. BELIEVE IT!
          What about 110 and up are they gender specific

          • Bryan
            June 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

            Well, the Blue Dragon Armor(level 110) is genderlocked to male, but the Timeless/Reverse/Agares/Lionheart and up overall aren’t.

  102. Anonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 1:30 am

    1+1 EVENT PLZ
    Like seriously it’d be awesome if Zero had a 1+1 event for leveling to 120 or something then I can make a new character and take it to 120 directly

    • Chris
      June 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      That sounds nice, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. We haven’t had one of those since CS/Mercedes were introduced to the game. And 20 lvs for a free character at 120 is too good to be true. ^ XD

  103. June 27, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Anyone know what type of class Zero is going to be? (as in are they Cygnus, Resistance, Heroes or Nova etc.)

    • Bryan
      June 27, 2013 at 2:01 am

      Probably a new one, called Child of God? At least, that’s my conjecture.

    • sirius16
      June 27, 2013 at 2:06 am

      Child of God, a new race

    • June 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Thanks for the input guys.

      I just compared the background banner of the Zero class against the other classes, theirs are definitely different from the other classes so new type of classes.

      That means separate cash shop T_T

  104. meowmeow2
    June 27, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Transcedent maybe o_o’

  105. reader
    June 27, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Inkwell’s not that bad-looking :O
    I’d be even more surprisrd if that’s Cassandra standing next to him

  106. Anonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 7:10 am

    The Children of god patch gets released on my birthday

  107. Anonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 7:12 am

    less cash-focused game?what happened to old nexon?!

    • Chris
      June 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

      They lost all of their player base<

      That's what happened in KMS at least.

  108. almalek
    June 27, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Less focused-game?WTF happened to old nexon?

  109. Jean
    June 27, 2013 at 7:51 am

    So all classes will get their mastery books removed?

    • Bryan
      June 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

      So far its only Adventurers.

  110. Anonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Does Zero use like pne name for both character

    • Anonymous
      September 10, 2013 at 12:49 am


    June 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Zero of the Revolution, Evolution, and Delight!

    Zero via le Mapletania!!!


  112. NotSoAnonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Max! There’s a typo, when it explains Zero Beta’s weapon, you put in Alpha Beta!

  113. Spadow is back omg!!
    June 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    • Anonymous Coward
      June 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Someone is late.

  114. knite
    June 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Pokemon! (someone had to say it)

  115. Anonymous
    June 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    This goes to Nexon: STOP MAKING MORE CLASSES! I think it’s enough when the current ones aren’t even properly balanced.

  116. Ahnoniemus
    June 28, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Pokemon Fairy type! (i wanted to say it)

  117. Anonymous
    July 1, 2013 at 1:54 am

    For some reason the new class looks very china-ish

  118. Anonymous
    July 2, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    You guys are so stupid with your “First” shit. Its just the first post. Get the fuck over it you stupid cunts. “Oh, I’m first. Huehuehue” Grow the fuck up.

    • sirius16
      July 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Hey, hey buddy. It’s OK, you don’t have to be jealous because you weren’t first

  119. Richie
    July 3, 2013 at 2:06 am

    What’s Zero’s main stat?

  120. Anonymous
    July 10, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Miss you Maplestory Thailand

  121. July 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    100 maplers vs 1 boss lol da hell this hecaton must be badass

  122. July 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Well Hecaton might be short for Hecatoncheir which is a (Greek?) mythos beast with hundreds of arms – i got scared when i first read of the 1vs100 boss – thought it might be the black mage however his fight is coming soon since all the characters stories are wrapping up and there isnt anymore classes to release really……sadly maple is coming to a close.

  123. Anonymous
    July 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm


  124. Anonymous
    August 20, 2013 at 2:12 am

    when this will be?

  125. Arekiffle
    August 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    It probably means nothing but out of all the poster type images only Night Lord and I/L Mage have their HP bar shown and the mage isn’t fully shown. The NL has 81k HP… not sure if this is a foreshadow that NLs will finally get better HP or it just happened to be cropped that way and it’s just Nexon taunting about their low HP.

  126. Anonymous
    August 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    OH SHIT LVL 100 ADVANCED START UP!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D <3maple!

  127. September 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and
    also the rest of the site is really good.

  128. October 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    If u have any problems translateing korean please ask me
    because some of them I see you got them wrong , I’m Koream : )
    I live in Canada so I have to wait for the patch too lol : )

  129. 19o4bLaDeZ
    October 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    So I have a simple question, and I’ve actually been hearing rumors about this, is it true that name changes are returning as soon as the Red patch comes to GMS?

  130. Anonymous
    November 20, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Mileage system sounds awesome. If it makes it over to GMS I’m pretty certain a lot of people will stop complaining about P2W.

  131. Ring ding ding ding ding ding
    December 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I agree with whoever said maple is coming tk a close. But, whenever black mage boss is released and most stories wrap up Nexon will be going out of their way to keep people playing. Easy mesos, crazy damage, lots of free items and possibly NX to keep people playing. But I’m sure that for now zero will be fun 🙂

  132. March 18, 2014 at 4:55 am

    When is zero coming in asia

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