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Developers’ Notes – Aran and Evan’s Reorganization Directions

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In the most recent patch, Aran and Evan character creation was restricted with a message saying that they would be coming soon, on November 12! Today, a new Developers’ Notes was released on the MapleStory homepage, talking about what directions they will be going in for Aran and Evan’s reorganizations.

Hello, Maple users. It’s Bibi.

On the October 15 update, we restricted Aran and Evan’s character creation and promised to re-launch them on November 12. Many of you are awaiting the test server update and we would like to describe the direction we will be heading with their reorganizations.


Aran’s special characteristic is attacking enemies to stack up their Combo and then entering commands to use powerful skills. With Aran’s reorganization, we would like to continue with this and improve their current system while reducing inconsistencies.

Aran’s major characteristic is the Combo system, so this reorganization enhance it as follows:

  1. MP and Combo Skill Resource Integration
    Aran’s 2 resources: MP and Combo will be combined into one. The idea of building up your Combo and then consuming part of it to use other skills will no longer require both MP and Combo. In addition, new systems will be added to take advantage of Combos.
  2. Combo Count Adjustments and Enhanced Mode
    The maximum Combo has been reduced but now, when you reach it, you will gain access to different types of skills. When you hit the maximum Combo count, you will automatically enter Enhanced Mode where your attacks are faster, stronger, and have longer ranges. The Enhanced Mode duration is short but it gives many benefits and creates an explosive, dynamic play pattern.
  3. Swing Skill Changes
    Along with the Combo system, Aran’s Swing skills will also receive changes. Double Swing gradually linking to Triple Swing, Full Swing, and Over Swing has been deleted. Now, from 1st job, you will be able to completely master Swing attacks. With this increased damage and new benefits, we will be looking closely at this while in the test server.
    (NOTE: I’m not too sure about this translation!)


Evan’s special characteristic is that he can grow together with the last remaining Onyx Dragon, Mir. To emphasise this, we will be focusing on allowing Evan and Mir to work as partners.

We will be reducing the amount of combat skills that Mir has and give some to Evan. As partners, they can combine their power with the new Fusion Skill system which will allow them to become stronger when working together.

  1. Evan and Mir’s Skill Separation
    Evan and Mir will now have their own skills. Evan uses elemental magic attacking skills while Mir will use channeling skills that attack for a certain period of time. When Evan and Mir’s skills combine, a Fusion Skill will be activated. When Evan uses certain skills together with Mir’s, Mir’s skill will automatically change into one of maximum 2 Fusion Skills automatically.
  2. Free Movement and Skill Usage
    Evan and Mir’s skills will be separated, allowing each one to move around freely without being affected by the other’s actions. Controlling two characters at once will make gameplay more dynamic and depending on the battle, you can use Fusion Skills to take advantage of the partnership, which will a large part of Evan’s play pattern.

Aran’s reorganization will have a large variety of attacks and dynamic operations, focusing on the Combo system and its benefits. Some attacks’ commands and effects will be changed and new attacks will be added.

Evan’s reorganization will change up his traditional gameplay a lot and make it a bit more difficult. Before this reorganization, Evan had many buffs and debuffs which will be changed a bit so it is easier to focus on attacking. With strong and brilliant play, you’ll be able to pincer enemies between you and Mir.

We hope that all Arans and Evans will enjoy this update and make it more fun to play. Please look forward to it.

Thank you.

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  1. Sean
    October 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Evan can fight on his own now??? :O wut

  2. kamec
    October 21, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wow looking forward to Evan / Mir’s update actually

  3. Nuruin
    October 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Evans revamp sounds good, but I expect it will function like the wild hunters jaguar

  4. Anonymous
    October 21, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Omg these revamps actually seems very nice!

  5. Josh
    October 22, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I’ll keep an eye on Aran, they love screwing him over while saying he’s much more fun and dynamic. Evan sounds really cool but I sure hope it isn’t a WH jaguar rehash. Fingers crossed for both

    • Anonymous
      October 22, 2015 at 11:52 am

      He is now a She T^T they screwed his gender now. When he was released he was a dude…

      • Anonymous
        October 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        female aran is awesome though.

      • Hanabira.Kage
        October 22, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        Aran’s gender is Aran.

        • Dyne
          October 23, 2015 at 1:44 am

          This made me laugh more than it should have.

      • Roastbeef
        October 24, 2015 at 5:57 am

        Well, the NPCs of Aran were all female, as well as majority of the media after the first release, so Aran can be said to be retconned into a woman.

        • Anonymous
          October 24, 2015 at 8:58 pm

          Well there was one male aran NPC I found while doing the explorer questline on my hero on GMS. The game jokingly asks you what gender hero is in this questline, which to me tells me that nexon is even undecided but perhaps they’re making her female now.

          • Anonymous
            October 24, 2015 at 8:58 pm

            what gender aran is*

  6. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Max, do you like Steven Universe?

    • Max
      October 22, 2015 at 12:46 am

      I haven’t watched it :O

      • Sha
        October 23, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        How can my so called “BOYFRIEND” not even watch that show???

  7. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Can they make Shadowers fun again, too?

    • Anonymous
      October 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

      oh gosh, I just really hope they revamp their stories as well!

  8. October 22, 2015 at 12:32 am

    It seems Aran will become a Demon Slayer (a warrior attacking to gain points to use skills) mixed with Kaiser (input commands to use said skills), while Evan will become some kind of Wild Hunter (both the Wild Hunter and the jaguar can attack separately. plus I think Evan can mount Mir after a certain quest). I just hope they’ll finally be balanced.

  9. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Is Evan gonna be like Rosalina in smash-ish?

    • Wyllowisp
      October 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

      That was my first thought.

  10. majesticviet
    October 22, 2015 at 2:39 am

    I predicted right with that separation thing like wild hunters :DDDD

    • majesticviet
      October 22, 2015 at 2:49 am

      the excitement made me accidentally bite my lip ;_;

      • Dark Evan AKA Juarmo AKA EvanOOO1
        October 22, 2015 at 10:28 am

        That was my prediction first, viet :p

        • keyan22
          October 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

          A bit off topic but for some reason I knew Dark Evan was you lol

          • Dark Evan
            October 23, 2015 at 12:35 am

            PS Keyan, I changed my IGN to EvanAndMir, this revamp makes me feel WAYY better off than your EvanTheMage :p
            Some dbag in my server snatched Evan (by which i mean he was rubbing it in my face, but i’m not bitter, i don’t care cause i Got EvanAndMir and it matches the revamp :D), but as long as he keeps it on his mule, i won’t have to see it ever (i hope)

          • keyan22
            October 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

            My friend got the IGN Evan knowing I wanted it and tried selling it to me, but I refused, it was like a ransom, guess the person who had Evan bought it.

          • keyan22
            October 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

            I also changed my IGN to Keyan instead of EvanTheMage, because for one its my real name, and two its also related to the name Evan.

        • dogownerjr
          October 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm

          lol I also always had that feeling that it was you too. Wonder if you remember me. I haven’t been on in a while. xD

          • Dark Evan
            October 23, 2015 at 12:20 am

            Hey Eric… I’ll never forget you 😀 That’s your name, right?
            You had dogowner in every ign…

    • Sha
      October 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Kenny ur my other boyfriend.

      • majesticviet
        October 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

        who r u

        • Sha
          October 27, 2015 at 12:10 am

          it is i ur gf from bera

          • majesticviet
            October 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm

            OH HI GF
            I didn’t even know you check these things

  11. Monster Zed
    October 22, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Mir and Evan separation will not be excacty like wild hunter’s. Remember wild hunter can’t pincer enemies between himself and jaguar, because it always follows you around and there’s little you can do about it. Also mir does not fight when mounted. Saying that pincer attacks will be possible, means that evan will either use mir as a dragon “turret”, or that you’ll have overall far greater command of mir’s positioning and movement, then wild hunters have with their jag.

    As for aran this might be interesting, looking forward to see what they invent for him. As it stands today aran’s problem #1 is still surprisingly high squishiness for a warrior with not that much in return (vs let’s say a kaiser or adventurer warrs).

  12. k0lanib
    October 22, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Can’t wait to see how these two, especially Evan, look in action. Too bad the revamp will take ages to get to EMS ;-;

  13. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 5:45 am


  14. Cherrychu
    October 22, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Evan’s changes sound like Wild Hunter’s recent revamp, and Aran’s “Enhanced Mode” sounds like Buccaneer’s Energy Charge system. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what becomes of this…

  15. October 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

    no link skills? 😦

  16. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

    hope kmst release soon, seems fun 😀

  17. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    last comment!

  18. FecklessNexon
    October 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Wow…Evan sounds like a Zero mashup, and Aran…it’s still a number of hits system. Jobs that do combo are like Mercedes and Thunder Breaker where skills actually link TOGETHER. In a sense, they made Aran a warrior version of Kanna/Demon Slayer where one “builds up combos”/Mana/Demon Force to use stronger skills. I just hope that they do a decent job and not destroy the class. They already started with the gender…

    • Dark Evan
      October 23, 2015 at 12:29 am

      A. sexist much?
      B. Kanna doesn’t “build up” Mana, it recovers naturally over time.
      C. Regular attack links together with Double Swing/Full Swing, which links together with Triple Swing/Over Swing, and Final Blow links together with Beyond Blade 1st hit, which links together with 2nd hit, which links together with third hit, pretty much EXACTLY how Rising Rush USED to work (by FORCING you to use Rising Rush before followups…)
      Besides, that’s called a SKILL LINK SYSTEM
      It’s called Combo because it’s based off of the COMBO COUNT SYSTEM IN ACTION GAMES…
      and Combo system existed BEFORE Skill Link, so it’s the one that gets to be called combo…
      D. Have you ever played Zero?
      It’s not going to be a Tag system, and it sounds FUNDAMENTALLY different…
      You’re controlling both characters at once, the other one doesn’t simply attack automatically because you tagged them out recently. Both will likely attack manually, and Mir’s going to use kickbutt joint attacks when you attack together 😀

      • FecklessNexon
        October 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm

        Evan’s just a crappy wild hunter reskin; Aran at the end of the day is just another button masher, and YOU are a 50 year old, soda drinking fag.

        • Dark Evan
          October 24, 2015 at 10:34 pm

          Making a lot of assumptions… We DEFINITELY don’t have enough details for you to make HALF the claims you have made.
          And only weak minds that have nothing intelligent to add to a conversation result to insults and cursing.
          Don’t embarrass yourself like that.

          I’d actually really like to see a half-century old Cigar drink soda. That sounds viral video level ludicrous.
          Thank you for putting that image in my head!

          But seriously, you can’t really say that Evan will be a “crappy reskin” without seeing the details… Contrary to your assumptions, the notes seem to indicate that the independent combat will be more fleshed out with Evan than it is with Wild Hunters…
          Evan and Mir seem to specialize in Joint attacks, working together, wheras Wild Hunters’ jaguar either fought completely independently (more like 2 different characters), or augmented their rider’s attacks while ridden, in a shadow partner type of way…
          It sounds like aran’s going to have a lot more finishers to choose from, and more viable ones… and having a more powerful form/mode is full of anime goodness, so that’s interesting…

        • Anonymous
          October 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm

          I honestly think you’re a down syndrome, FecklessNex… You really are =D!

        • October 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

          I hoestly think you’re a down syndrome FecklessNex… You really are =D!

  19. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm


  20. Anonymous
    October 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I feel like Evan’s Fusion System will allow casting of multiple spells at once…

    • Hanabira.Kage
      October 22, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      It sounds to me like you can have Mir spam something like Fire Breath for a fixed duration (with him stopping to attack), while you can fire off a bunch of other spells while he’s doing so. So kind of like using him as a turret. What I’m not sure about is the Fusion Skill system. I’m not sure if it’s saying that only two such skills exist, or if there are more than two but only two can be active at any one time.

  21. ARAN!
    October 23, 2015 at 12:27 am

    ARAN REORGANIZATION, FINALLY. My first main Warrior class back when he first came out, I hope he goes back to his glory days when he was on top.

  22. Anonymous I/L mage
    October 23, 2015 at 8:23 am

    So let me get this straight. Aran will finally get a combo system that is not double costing, and the class will be more like a mix between Angelic Buster and Kaiser, in that it eventually builds combos, but requires certains skill to be used in the mix. I dunno if they will take away Aran’s MP as a whole, but thats what its looking like. That might be extremely beneficial if they do though- as classes like Angelic Buster and D.avenger gain more Hp because their Mp per lvl goes directly into their Hp instead, giving Aran the Hp it currently lacks.(for those who haven’t a clue, Aran has the lowest Hp of all Warriors)

    Then we have the Evan revamp, looking like Popo and Nana from Smash Bros. Evan has his own skills, and so does Mir, similar in style to Zero. New attacks when combining the two skills? I think Evan just got WAAAAAAY more lines now. I swear new Nuzlockes will come out of this, Solo Evan, and Solo Mir. I think the solves a lot of different things that people were nagging about- splitting the two could make it better to Boss as a whole, especially against bosses such as the forgotten Hekaton, Gollux/Hellux, Empress, and Dorothy, all of which have trouble handling with currently.

    One last thing- To all the Female Aran haters, this makes only two of the legendary heroes female. They needed to balance it out, so that’s why they did it.

  23. joe
    October 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    YESSSS this is exactly what I hoped for Aran! I really hope the execution will be good.

  24. samuraimich
    October 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    hey max what do you think about the male/female aran thing like do u sitll think it makes more sense hes maale or more sense if aran is female.. i say male lol

    • Max
      October 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Aran’s gender is Aran of course! 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    October 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I only hope that aran can hit as fast as all warrior job , basically aran’s skill actually quite big range and the animation quite nice as im playing it rite now, and improve the mobility of it.

  26. Anonymous
    October 30, 2015 at 6:43 am

    will the aran patch be applied into US server? if so, would it be the same date as korean server?

  27. Anonymous
    October 30, 2015 at 6:43 am


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