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KMS ver. 1.2.257 – Optimization & New Events

June 16 Update Information Center

This patch actually came out a few days ago but honestly MapleStory is really boring right now so I missed it haha. They didn’t even make one of those information center videos this time. Anyways, it’s basically the last test server patch + a couple of events.

On the bright side, only one more week until the Hi-Five showcase!

EDIT: Someone has brought to my attention that Star Planet will be closing! I’ve added a bit more information about this to the post.

Star Planet

Star Planet (1)

On June 30, Star Planet will be closed. Content such as the daily quests that reward Star Points + Mileage and the Shining Star (and its rewards) will no longer occur.

However, you will still be able to play the minigames using the Star Planet Mobile app.

Any characters left inside Star Planet will be moved to the entrance map and all Star Planet-only characters must choose a job and move to Maple World before July 14.

Game Related

New bosses have been added to Murmur’s Soul Collector.

  • Zakum
  • Hilla
  • Von Bon
  • Pierre
  • Bloody Queen
  • Vellum

Zakum
“As-salamu alaykum!”
“Cook-kum! Kum! Kum! Kum!” (Hidden)
Hilla
“Aswan? It was a sacrifice for my eternal youth.”
“Let’s apply some red potion?” (Hidden)
Von Bon
“I’m the shaman of time, Von Bon.”
“Ugh… this clock is complicated.” (Hidden)
Pierre
“Do you want to come to my tea party?”
“The ingredients in a hot dog? A sesame bun with… something inbetween. Maybe I’ll have a little taste?” (Hidden)
Bloody Queen
“Oh, I’ve found new, cute guests.”
“Zzz zzz… being beautiful makes me sleepy.” (Hidden)
Vellum
“You have ignored my warning and returned… There will be no more mercy!”
“These lava hot springs under the altar are the best!” (Hidden)

Sudden Mission Completed

Uncompleted Sudden Missions will now only decrease your daily limit if you have begun to complete them. (e.g. if you afk and receive some Sudden Missions and they time out, you won’t have your daily limit decreased anymore).

The time it takes to enter maps has been decreased.

The data loading speed before logging into a character has been increased, allowing faster access to Maple World.

The skill effect transparency setting has been changed to not affect certain skills.

  • Important ‘install’ skills during party play will no longer become transparent.
  • Other Evan players’ Mir will become translucent instead of transparent while using Dragon skills.

The following SEED related bugs have been fixed:

  • An error where you would sometimes not be teleported to the starting point after falling on the 4th floor has been fixed.
  • An error where certain Aura skills applied on the 14th floor has been fixed.

The Masterpiece UI has been changed.

An error where all Colour Lenses could not be used on certain Android faces has been fixed.

Skill Related

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • An error where Shadower’s Assassinate and Demon Avenger’s Exceed skills would sometimes not consume MP or HP when hitting monsters has been fixed.
  • An error where Angelic Burster’s Pink Scud would not move smoothly has been fixed.
  • An error where skills with cooldowns would not have cooldown reduction effects apply properly after having their cooldowns reset has been fixed.

Events

Sun Solstice

Sun Solstice

The Sun Solstice event began on June 16 and will run until June 29.

Burning Attendance Check

The first part of the event is the Burning Attendance Check. Each day, log in and kill 2,000 monsters around your level to particpate. For each day you complete the quest, you’ll receive prizes.

  1. Pendant of the Spirit
  2. VIP Hair Colour Coupon
  3. Special Medal of Honor
  4. 50% Epic Potential Scroll
  5. Craftsman’s Cube Double Pack
  6. 8 Slot Selective Expansion Coupon
  7. Strong Rebirth Flame
  8. 100% Golden Hammer Double Pack (Mysterious Meso Bags for Reboot)
  9. 60% Additional Potential Scroll (Mysterious Meso Bags for Reboot)
  10. Eternal Rebirth Flame
  11. Meister’s Cube Double Pack
  12. 1 Slot Damage Skin Storage Expansion Coupon
  13. 5,000 Scroll Traces
  14. Selective Damage Skin Box
    • Nanopixel Damage Skin
    • Space Damage Skin
    • Choco Donut Damage Skin
    • Monster Balloon Damage Skin
    • Electronic Damage Skin
    • Gentle Spring Breeze Damage Skin
    • Secret Math Damage Skin
    • Antique Gold Damage Skin
    • Note Damage Skin
    • Halloween Damage Skin
    • Shining Sun Damage Skin

Not Hot Box

By hunting monsters around your level, defeating Elite Monsters, and completing Sudden Missions, you can get Not Hot Boxes.

Not Hot Box Prizes

When opened, these boxes give experience based on your level and Mileage, as well as one random item.

  • Gaga Coin
  • 5 Gaga Coins
  • 5 Inkwell Coins
  • 10 Inkwell Coins
  • 100/500 Scroll Traces
  • Basic Hunter’s Medal of Honor
  • Advanced personality trait items
  • Polo and Fritto Entry Coupon
  • Craftsman’s Cube
  • Meister’s Cube
  • 50% Innocent Scroll
  • Special Medal of Honor
  • Monster Park REBORN Free Entry Coupon
  • Strage Cube
  • 10 Power Elixirs
  • 50% Golden Hammer
  • 60% Miraculous Chaos Scroll
  • Strong Rebirth Flame
  • Sun Chair

Sunpower Benefits

In addition, during this event, various Sunpower benefits will be in effect.

  • Runes: appearance rate and cooldown are decreased, experience boost is increased to 200%
  • Burning Fields: time it takes to increase stages is decreased by 2x, duration of each Burning stage is increased by 2x
  • Flame Wolf: experience given is increased by 2x
  • Sudden Mission: mission appearnce rate is decreased, daily limit is increased to 6
  • Monster Park: on Sundays, you can enter for free 7 times

2x Experience

Finally, there will be 2x experience held on Fridays from 3-5 PM and 8-10 PM, and on Monday from 8 PM – 12 AM.

Sunday Gift

Sunday Gift

The Sunday Gift event will take place on June 19 and June 26. All you have to do is login on these days between 10 AM and 11:59 PM to get the Sunday Gift Box.

Sunday Gift Chairs

You can then choose one of eight planet chairs. Along with your chair, you’ll get a Burning Attendance Check Coupon.

Burning Attendance Check Coupon

The Burning Attendance Check Coupon lets you receive one of the prizes from the Burning Attendance Check event for free.

I believe you have to have received that prize already by participating in the attendance check, so you can’t use it to skip a day or anything.

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  1. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    One more week until that conference ;_;
    At least GMS is getting Heroes finally.

    • Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Is this is conference where there is much speculation on a 5th job possibly?

      • Max
        June 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

        Possibly! We don’t really know what’s going to be shown off but it will almost definitely include stuff that will be added in the summer update (whether or not that contains 5th job, but I highly doubt that). Hopefully, if 5th job is going to be our winter update, they’ll show a little teaser for it or something.

        • waiting for maplestory 2
          June 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

          max any news about gms2 😦

          • Max
            June 22, 2016 at 11:30 pm

            Nope 😛

  2. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Whooza Booza

  3. Daniel
    June 19, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I’m in there dawg!

  4. Gabay
    June 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hey Max,
    How rare is the Sun Chair from the Not Hot Boxes?

    • Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Not max but it’s rare. About as rare as any other event boxes “mega” item, it’s higher up than the highest tier of rare items (rarer than meister cubes, or inno or strong rebirth flames.) I don’t think they’ll tell the exact percentage because since it’s not a paid RNG type thing they’re not required by law.

      I’ve opened well over 700 boxes since the start of the event, and got one chair. Which I promptly sold. On Luna, at least, they’re dropping in price pretty quick. They were like 2bil at the start of the event and have gone down to around 1.6-1.4b depending on when you check.

      In short, I wouldn’t expect to get a chair. Buy one if you really want it.

      • Gabay
        June 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

        Yay!! Thank you for your reply.
        I will give it a shot when it comes to GMS, like I did with the mardi gras chair and the frozen carriage chair, got both of them after a lot of pain.
        Good to know its tradeable, so in worst case I can just buy it after the price will drop 🙂

  5. Humble Dooxie
    June 19, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for thy post Maximus!

  6. Anonymous
    June 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Max,
    What does this say?
    http://maplestory.nexon.com/MapleStory/Page/Gnx.aspx?URL=News/NoticeBoard&maskPageType=2&oidArticle=114021

    Does it say Star Planet is shutting down?

    • Max
      June 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Oh wow I didn’t even see that. Yeah so apparently what’s happening is that Star Planet is closing (so no more Shining Stars/daily quests) but you can still access the minigames and stuff through Star Planet Mobile (the smartphone app). This also means that Star Planet-only characters will be automatically moved to Maple World.

    • Anonymous
      June 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      It does. It says services will end on the 30th of june, and all characters will be forcibly moved on july 14th.

      It also says star planet M will remain available. Wonder why they’re shutting it down? I mean I know no one plays anything but yut and star one card but damn… I liked the typing games and free pets.

      • Ivangold
        June 19, 2016 at 9:04 pm

        I also liked that you could farm a lot of RP.

        • Max
          June 19, 2016 at 11:41 pm

          The Star Planet Mobile app still lets you collect Mileage (Rewards Points), it just doesn’t have any games other than One Card/Yut.

      • Max
        June 19, 2016 at 11:42 pm

        Just from reading some random comments, it looks like one of their reasons was a high amount of bots that just used macros to farm points.

        • Anonymous
          June 20, 2016 at 12:02 am

          Can’t say I haven’t seen them, but leaving the mobile app isn’t gonna really be much help, there’s tons of trainers for star planet M explicitly that run through yut.

  7. Anonymous
    June 20, 2016 at 9:20 am

    closing star planet?? why would they do that?
    its such good content though, and very helpful for progressing
    once again botters are ruining the game

    • Anonymous
      June 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      It’s actually not though. In any version of the game you’ll be hard pressed to find people playing anything but the quick and simple games to rack up MRP/mileage. Which is one card and yut, which are available on the mobile app in korea.
      They very well may keep star planet in other versions of the game, cause I know in GMS at least it’s pretty much the only thing keeping lots of f2p people from dropping the game altogether.

  8. TomerTop
    June 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the update! KMS really looks dry of content this last update :\
    hopefully GMS could fill it up with some Murgoth stuff cuz i’m not sure i’ll survive that drought when it’ll hit global

    • TomerTop
      June 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Oh and RIP Star Planet 😦
      I actually have some real fond memories of playing games there with my gf, before we became a couple. She felt really special and excited when she randomly became a shining star…

    • Anonymous
      June 21, 2016 at 11:59 am

      The benefit of GMS is that it just pulls from any random version. There’s TONS of content it can yank from any other version at any given time. There’s still the familiars update+silent crusade update that hasn’t made it’s way there, and I have a feeling will at some point after heroes of maple & the new monster collection system pretty much negating the traditional crusader codex, even though it doesn’t give as good of stat buffs.

      • Guy with new name just about every time he posts here.
        June 23, 2016 at 10:47 pm

        That blessing is also a curse though. JMS’s content is just about all garbage.

        For once thing: Kanna Hayato and Beast Tamer, who are the three most OP characters in the game.

        Beast Tamer may not be able to use all four animals at once, but that doesn’t matter because each of them are as good as four characters anyway, and one of them was literally designed to be used while AFK.
        Kanna has TWO attacks that hit the whole screen at SECOND JOB, AND she can increase monster spawns? The heck?
        And of course, Hayato, plays like any other warrior (except Zero. Zero is pretty much the exception to every rule about ms classes.) Except that Hayato moves faster, deals more damage, hits more enemies, and has more health.
        On top of all that, kanna and hayato have storylines which make zero sense in the grander scale of maplestory’s narrative, and Beast Tamer’s is only minisculely better.
        I haven’t played as the Zenn, so I have no idea if he’s as bad.

        What more? Well, the new areas they design are crap as well. The bosses are so powerful that a player who isn’t perfectly funded needs to wait 40 extra levels before they even have a chance of stopping the bosses. Even though KMS realized that nobody enjoyed platforming quests and they ought to focus elsewhere, JMS didn’t get the memo and are throwing content that nobody ever has enjoyed in the way of progressing on their quest chains. Same thing goes for the stupid ‘point and shoot’ quests.

        Plus, the only times I have ever seen maplestory crash are when dealing with JMS content, and it’s also where every bit of lag comes in.

        Honestly, we’d all be better off if GMS stopped taking JMS content.

        Say what you will about GMS’s content being garbage, at least New Leaf City is cool, and Jett’s core is an actual interesting system.

  9. Kostya
    June 22, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Hey, an unrelated question but I couldn’t find an answer:
    The new hero pets (evan luminous etc) – do they provide a “set bonus buff” like 15MATK/ATK or something? or do they have no such set skills? (like the demon / jr commanders ones) and if they do, can i combine different heroes from different sets like evan lumi mercedes or nah?
    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Max
      June 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      All of the ‘set of 3’ pets in KMS that are released have the attack set bonuses. I don’t believe you can mix the two Hero sets though.

      • Kostya
        June 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

        Oh is that so? Because the current notes don’t specify anything and I’m afraid to fkup LOL.
        That’s good to know, though I wanted only evan from the first box and lumi and mercedes from the second one… I CRI T_T maybe i should wait for the damien set…. uhhhhh this is frustrating lol i def wanted lumi. BUT IM AN EVAN. see my problem? LOL
        also do you know where i can get the MATK scrolls for pet equips? :3

        • Anonymous
          June 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

          Yeah, the pets for the hero packs are explicitly for the pack they’re released in on KMS.

          GMS may mix it up since it seems like they’re gonna release all of them at once? That would be pretty cool, honestly, a mix and match 3 pet buff set.

  10. June 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    wow……I don’t really play star planet but thats kind of messed up.

  11. TomerTop
    June 23, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Heya, was wondering if after all this time KMS had the monster collection, if theres any guide on how to actually get them? accoridng to the question mark, you need to complete “certain conditions” in order to enlist one to your collection, but i can’t seem to get monsters 3 stars and above. Have it already been figured out? is it luck based?

    • Anonymous
      June 23, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Those “certain conditions” are basically spam killing. I basically sat in the HoH for two or three days just killing mobs for the haste event a while back and one of them took forever. I also got normal zakum in two tries on one account, and still don’t have it after well over 800 runs on another account. Not like one is particularly faster than the other either, so I don’t think it’s a constraint on that part, i’m pretty sure it’s just killing mobs until you get them. No one anywhere that I check has said otherwise.

  12. CuriousOmelette
    August 10, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I haven’t been on for a while so please excuse me if there is an alternative source now, but I was curious, with the closing of star planet does that mean there are no more chances to get one of those special hair color mixing coupons?

    • Max
      August 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

      They sell them sometimes in the Cash Shop now

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