MapleStory You & I!
The winter update for MapleStory, You & I has finally been revealed! A video has been released, detailing the many things which will be added this Winter, including new combat systems and maybe even a new Hero class… read on for more information!
You can watch the video above, but I’ll be talking about everything in it anyways so..
First off is the Elite Monster system.
If certain conditions are met, a regular monster will change into an Elite Monster! They will become bigger and stronger, but if you are able to defeat one, you’ll get very good rewards.
Next up are Elite Bosses.
Sometimes while hunting, an Elite Boss will appear! The field will change, leaving only the Elite Boss and Elite Monsters. Join together with the people around you to defeat it!
Elite Bosses will give new rewards (very vague).
There’s also the Rune System.
Runes will appear from time to time in hunting grounds. If you enter a specified command, you can receive the effects of the rune which help you in hunting.
They would like to update hunting in MapleStory, giving you control which leads to fun in hunting. All maps will also have party bonus experience.
You can also see from above that there are some smaller changes, such as everyone having a combo? And damage numbers now move closer and further from the screen based on when the damage was done.
This update will address Cash item burden mitigation, through things such as allowing you to pay for certain Cash items fully through Mileage (instead of the 30% discount it is currently). You will also be able to more easily acquire Mileage through different ways.
Miracle Cubes and other Cash Shop enhancing items will be more easily attainable in-game.
The level up system will be reorganized! Half of all Maplers never reach 4th job, which is a large part of the game. To remedy this, a tutorial will be added to allow Maplers to reach level 100 within one week and to make sure certain advancements aren’t slower than others.
Experience required to level up will also be changed around in order to better fit the new curve.
The equipment upgrading system is also set to be reorganized! It has been determined that the current upgrading system is very complicated and difficult for users. One change is that there will be less chance of your item being destroyed when failing a scroll.
In addition, the many different types of scrolls will be condensed into a smaller amount. I think this means that they’re making more ‘general’ scrolls instead of specific ones.
And of course, no MapleStory update would be complete without a new job!
The new job is actually… a new Hero!
Meet the 6th hero, Eunwol! I’m not actually too sure about the romanization of this Hero’s name, I think its going to be very Korean-culture based from what I’ve seen. If Nexon releases the real name, I’ll update. The English translation would be Silver Moon.
He looks like he’s wearing a knuckle, so finally the pirate hero everyone wanted? But who’s that cat person behind him?
But… if he’s one of the legendary heroes, why have we never heard of him? Well it seems that something happened and Eunwol was forgotten… erased from everyone’s memories?
Eunwol is accompanied by Lang, a small girl from the Anima race. We’ve already been hinted at this in many Pantheon quests, and the Adventurer storyline even has you meeting someone who is an Anima! They have fox characteristics.
The town itself is Asian inspired, and features new round maps.
Next they talk about new concept dungeon content, which means dungeons that don’t require high damage in order to complete! You will need to use your knowledge and strategy in order to win!
They mentioned something called Cash item share. It’s temporary sharing of Cash items between characters in your account.
The video talked about some events which will come with the You & I update, including the World Leap event which I talked about in my last post. It lets you switch worlds once, for free!
There’s something called Naver channeling, I’m not sure what it is but it shouldn’t really matter because Naver is a Korean search portal.
Let’s move on to the update schedule! On December 5, the You & I pre-update will be released! It will include:
- You & I Festival event pre-open!
- World Leap event!
- Naver channeling service conducted!
On December 19, the first patch, MapleStory ORIGIN will be released. It includes:
- 100% Mileage shop, various Cash dependency mitigation benefits!
- Fun Maple growth! Reorganization of growth and experience
- Fun field hunting! Elite Monsters and Rune system will reorganize the battle system!
On January 2, the second patch, the Forgotten Hero ‘Eunwol’ will be released!
- Finally the secret of the Black Mage’s sealing revealed!
- MapleStory’s main world connects to the appearance of the forgotten hero, Eunwol
Finally, on January 16, the 3rd patch, Exceed your Limits! THE SEED will include:
- Challenge-filled new concept dungeon open!