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KMS ver. 1.2.284 – MapleStory Nova: Morass, Swamp of Memory!

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The fifth and final patch of this summer’s Nova update has been released! It contains the 5th area of Arcane River, Morass, the Swamp of Memory, as well as a newly revamped Papulatus, updated boss rewards, and some skill balancing.

Here are the other two world selection screens for this patch.

Here’s the Maple Update Info Centre video.

Morass Map Icon Morass, Swamp of Memory

The new area of Arcane River, the Swamp of Memory, Morass, has been added.

  • Characters who are level 230 or higher and have completed the ‘Forest of Regained Harmony’ quest in Arcana can talk to the Flying Fish in the Four Path Cave to fly to Morass.
  • In Morass, you will meet the girl who caused Arcana to fall into chaos, Tana.

Morass is a swamp that changes based on the memory of those who enter it. As a survival technique, the Erdas here imitate the appearance of enemies from your own memories. The Flying Fish actually gets some funny dialogue saying it is an Erda that likes being a fish with giant wings, which is really whimsical even in its own eyes (until the player tells it that flying fish exist in Maple World already).

Tana, who has no memories, is being escorted by Arkarium who promises the Great One will stop her pain. She caused the entire surrounding area to react and take the form of her memories. The Flying Fish explains that it happened due to her immense power over Erda, even stronger than the Black Mage who passed by before her. (Note: it’s still a coral forest, it just took the appearance of Tana’s memories).

Moras’ Coral Forest is a dangerous place, you become a part of your memory and forget reality. As the player enters, you become a character called Shay who was present in Tana’s past in Trueffet.

In the 52nd year of Hekaton’s reign, in Trueffet Square, there was an accident when they were installing an Anti-Magic Stone. It fell and exploded, causing everyone to disappear, except for a single girl who appeared out of the rubble with a strange black light. She was taken away by the guards and became just a rumour… a reaper.

In the 54th year of Hekaton’s reign, the player found out that the Director of the Laboratory was none other than Arkarium, the High Priest of the goddess. Tana, who was being held and experimented on in Trueffet’s dungeon had no memories except for her name and the faint desire of something.

The researchers performed excruciating experiments on her body which seemed to heal itself afterwards. They believed that even though she had human consciousness and behaviour, she was only an inanimate object with no feelings, desires, or memories. The player didn’t seem convinced so they were asked to get the research documents from September 18 of the 53rd year.

While looking for them, the player came across other entries. One from March 17 of the 52nd year states that “It was called Subject 618. After 617 attempts to gain the power of immortality, we have finally found a valuable object. Being able to quickly heal small scratches was an important clue to overcome death. I am thrilled. We are finally beginning to climb God’s Tower.”

One from May 13 of the 52nd year states “Regardless of the existence of the soul, it seems that memories and emotions are based on the body. As her body disappears, she loses more and more. What’s left of her… only the disappearing echo of a memory of something she used to want.”

One from September 17 of the 53rd year states “One year after finding 618, I am exhausted from all my research. I thought the subject’s memories could return if given a small clue. She doesn’t even remember her own name. After much thought, I have decided to take a risk. That is, I will give stimulus to the subject over the critical point.”

The final entry on September 18 of the 53rd year states “The results of the experiment were… shocking. The subject exploded, with the same flash as when an Anti Magic Stone breaks. As a result, six researchers disappeared without a trace in front of my very eyes. She stood in front of us and said ‘My name… Tana’. It was an extremely calm tone.”

The documents were written by the previous director, who resigned after the explosion incident. He left after saying these final words. “This is neither the domain of magic nor the domain of science. The existence of more than human, the domain of God. We are tampering with something that we shouldn’t touch.”

Jean, who was saved from the explosion 2 years ago by Tana, finally found her by sneaking into the dungeon. After realizing he couldn’t free her from her chains, he continued to visit her.  He read her the story of a beautiful magic princess locked in a tower and brought her food.

As the experiments continued, the researchers could not figure out how to solve the problem of rejection. One day, the King of Kritias, Hekaton, arrived in a rage and ordered them to increase the power past the limit. A giant explosion occurred yet Hekaton was unharmed, except for a strange aura around his body. One of the researchers said that he was already not a human but a monster. Hekaton ordered Arkarium to complete the experiment as a certain day was coming soon, and if he failed he would be taken care of.

In the player’s memoirs from that time, it stated that the people of Kritias called Hekaton the Great King. He was strong, wise, generous, and had superior magical knowledge. It is no exaggeration to say that Kritias’ revival began with him. However, unlike the city which grew and prospered, his body gradually grew old and sick.

The researchers believed that success or failure, either would result in the subject disappearing entirely. As Tana was about to explode once more, Jean hugged her and told her he would be by her side. The tremors stopped and the reaction ended. He told her the end of the story, the princess is saved by a knight. Although Tana said she had no knight, Jean said that she wasn’t a princess anyways and promises to save her. Tana smiled for the first time.

Eventually, both their escape and the experiment failed. This led to the end of Kritias. However, the Flying Fish tells the player that they can help Jean and Tana escape to see her true goals in the memory.

The next set of memoirs detailed how the experiments done on Tana were trying to redirect her power to the researchers. However, these researchers’ bodies disappeared. One day, they went into the lower floors of the dungeon and found their experiments’ byproducts. The souls of the researchers who disappeared desperately clung to the objects around them, creating monsters. The researchers agreed to turn a blind eye to what was happening and closed off the lower floors. Over the years, it became overrun with monsters.

In the Closed Area, the player met up with Jean to try to save Tana. His first request was to find a jewel that he dropped, as it would be a gift to the girl who was to be his bride. It was an Anti Magic Stone Necklace. Although extremely dangerous, he said the most beautiful roses have the most thorns, just like Tana.

Jean’s plan was to undo her chains and quickly run away before the guards came. When the experiments began, the magic blocking enchantments on the castle came undone so that was their chance. He said he had a getaway prepared since the moment he first met Tana.

In the Closed Area, Jean and the player were confronted by Arkarium who said he wanted to help Tana escape. He said that Tana’s heart was reason the ritual was not succeeding, she was rejecting it. As they prepared, Arkarium warned that after a certain point, there was no stopping it. Either Tana’s ritual would succeed or her body would decay and regenerate endlessly.

On the final day, Jean appeared in the dungeon with the note that Shay left him, talking about the eye of purple light on it. Before the player could react, the real Arkarium appeared and laughed, saying that a priest of time would not allow themselves to be dragged into the past.

Arkarium shouted that there was an intruder (which originally the brainwashed Shay did) and Hekaton realized that Jean was the key that Arkarium mentioned to him before. He ordered his guards to strike down Jean. With his last breath, he apologized to Tana that he couldn’t keep his promise and become a great knight.

At this point, Tana’s rejection ended and the ritual began. Hekaton was in the process of becoming a god. But the great Jean always had a second plan. He knew Tana might forget about him but he said she should create new and better memories. She broke the Anti Magic Stone Necklace that he was going to give her and cursed Hekaton, saying she would gladly endure endless pain to do so. Hekaton lost his body and became a true monster.

Arkarium (the real one from outside the memory world) said that he was extremely surprised when this happened in the past. He said that he knew the ritual would fail, but was curious to find out how, so he planned everything from the very beginning.

The failed ritual caused a giant time rift to open up, pulling all of Kritias into the future. A dark power had noticed Tana after this… the Black Mage, and he invaded Kritias. Ironically, Hekaton was most human in his final moments. He evacuated all the people inside Trueffet before his body disappeared.

At the other magic circle that Arkarium prepared, he said how his past self thought Tana’s powers were only immortality. It wasn’t until he met the Great One that he realized she could control Erda, the source of all life. Jealous, he wanted to take it for himself.

As the player tried to defeat Arkarium while he was draining Tana’s power, she remembered Jean’s words. Stopping the ritual, she used her power of Erda to defeat Arkarium and his monsters.

In the past, Tana hid her existence and slept, to be woken when the time was ready. However, the Black Mage and his commanders continued their invasion of Kritias to find any traces of her location.

Returning to the swamp of Morass, the player and the Flying Fish (now stuck in the form of Jean) discussed what they thought Tana’s goal was. The only way to end eternal pain… returning the world to nothing. However, unbeknownst to them, Tana’s actual goal is to stop the Black Mage.

Back in the memory world, the barely surviving Arkarium awaited the memory’s Black Mage so he could regain his strength and escape. However, the Black Mage says “Arkarium… the Black Mage wanted me to tell you this… Good work… but this is the end.” and he destroys him.

Jean (the Flying Fish) says he can no longer bring the player to the Black Mage. He says he can go back into the swamp and try to look for a way to reverse the changes to his body, so he tells the player to wait for his message.

The final entry in the memoirs appears. The writer talked about how Kritias became a wreck and many people were sacrificed. As a person involved, they  lost their home to return to. They covered up their face and gave up their name. He promised to live the rest of his life for those who were sacrificed.

The following monsters have been added.

  • (Lv. 236) Memory Generoid Type A
  • (Lv. 236) Memory Generoid Type B
  • (Lv. 236) Memory Generoid Type C
  • (Lv. 236) Unnamed Pigeon
  • (Lv. 237) Unnamed Cat
  • (Lv. 238) Tough Elder Brother
  • (Lv. 238) Strong Elder Brother
  • (Lv. 239) Blue Shadow
  • (Lv. 240) Red Shadow
  • (Lv. 241) Experiment’s Byproduct A
  • (Lv. 241) Experiment’s Byproduct B
  • (Lv. 236) Floating Mace
  • (Lv. 242) Controlled Soldier A
  • (Lv. 243) Controlled Soldier B
  • (Lv. 244) Controlled Magician A
  • (Lv. 245) Controlled Magician B
  • (Lv. 236) Controlled Debris

The following NPCs have been added.

  • Tana
  • Arkarium
  • Jean
  • Hekaton
  • Researcher
  • Lady
  • Man
  • Old Lady
  • Old Man
  • Little Kid
  • Hirrel

Tana, Arkarium, Jean, Hekaton, and the Flying Fish all have illustrations!

The following quests have been added.

  • Along the Flow of Water (Lv. 230, Flying Fish)
  • Unexpected Enemy (Lv. 230, Flying Fish)
  • Unexpected Enemy 2 (Lv. 230, Flying Fish)
  • Unexpected Enemy 3 (Lv. 230, Flying Fish)
  • Boys, and Girls (Lv. 230, Jean)
  • Preparations to Welcome the Director (Lv. 230, Researcher)
  • Talking about the Scary Rumours (Lv. 230, Mister)
  • Talking About the Scary Rumours 2 (Lv. 230, Old Lady)
  • Talking About the Scary Rumours 3 (Lv. 230, Old Lady)
  • Truth of the Rumours (Lv. 230, Tana)
  • Find the Research Journal (Lv. 230, Researcher)
  • The Two Reunited (Lv. 230, Tana)
  • The King’s Rage (Lv. 230, Researcher)
  • The Prince and Princess (Lv. 230, Tana)
  • The Prince and Princess 2 (Lv. 230, Jean)
  • The Prince and Princess 3 (Lv. 230, Jean)
  • The Prince and Princess 4 (Lv. 230, Jean)
  • The Final Part (Lv. 230, Researcher)
  • Remaining Opportunity (Lv. 230, Jean)
  • The End of the Snake (Lv. 230, Arkarium)
  • Her Objective (Lv. 230, Jean)
  • The Swamp Didn’t Disappear (Lv. 230, Jean)

The following items have been added.

  • Arcane Symbol: Moras (equip)
  • Kritias Copper (etc)
  • Good Coloured Apple (etc)
  • Red Solution Vial (etc)
  • Anti-Magic Stone Necklace (etc)
  • Memoirs From That Day (etc)
  • Kritias Research Journal (use)
  • Chaos of Morass Chair (set-up)

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Since I’m not high level enough to actually go to Morass, here’s a slideshow of all of the maps.

Time to Papulatus

The boss Papulatus’ battle patterns have been renewed.

  • A variety of actions and new attack patterns have been added. New mechanical devices have been installed at the base of the clock tower to disrupt characters.
  • The entry methods are the same as before. You can enter from the base of the clock tower on the lowest floor.
  • To summon Papulatus, you will need a Piece of the Dimensional Crack, which can be received from the NPC Flo in the Passage of Time after completing related quests.
  • Easy Mode and Chaos Mode have been added.
  • You can enter Easy/Normal Mode 1 time per day (the limit is shared between them). You can clear Chaos Mode 1 time per week.
  • The existing Papulatus in Mu Lung Dojo and Cross Hunter will keep the old patterns.

Here’s a video of a player showing off the various mechanics of the fight. I think I figured out most of them but note that the information might be a little incorrect since I haven’t actually fought him yet.

Both Phases

Crane

Along the top of the map, there will be crane machines that will periodically move up and down. If you are caught by them, you will be stunned in place for a certain period of time.

Red LaserBlue LaserPapulatus Laser Explosion

There will be red and blue lasers on two sides of the clock which will rotate in place. If the two lasers touch, they will activate a screen shatter effect (like Arkarium) that one shots everyone. You need to block the lasers with your characters to avoid this.

At the top of the screen, below the timer, there is a red clock that starts ticking down from 3:00 minutes. Once it hits 0, Papulatus will summon falling winding keys (like Magnus meteors). They will fall randomly for 30 seconds. I’m not sure if they both one shot or not but there’s two kinds, yellow and purple.

Phase 1

Papulatus can summon blue clocks on the ground which will explode after a short time and one-shot anyone on it. You need to avoid these horizontally as they will hit people even if they’re on platforms above it.

Time Rift

Papulatus can create time rifts on the ground which will one-shot anyone standing in them until they disappear. You can avoid them by standing on the platforms above them or by moving away from them.

You and Papulatus will have a clock over your heads. If that clock hits 0, your skills will be sealed for a certain period of time. To avoid this, you must defeat the Tick Tocks and Chronos around the map and loot the clocks they drop which can either double or halve the remaining time.

After you defeat the first phase, Papulatus will enter his sleeping mode. During this time, the clock in the middle will be divided into 6 sections with numbers such as 0%/1%/10%/100%. After a certain period of time, Papulatus will reappear and heal himself based on the sum of the remaining sections of the clock. To avoid this, you must defeat the Dark Stars around the map and loot the drops they have to advance the clock 10/30/50 minutes/2/4/9 hours and get rid of the sections by landing on them.

Phase 2

Other World's Papulatus

Papulatus’ second phase uses a projectile attack where he throws a gear at you (don’t think this one shots).

Other World's Papulatus

Papulatus will summon a bunch of Other World’s Papulatus which are weaker and will fly around and attack you.

Papulatus can use a time bomb similar to Urus and Lucid, which will divide the damage among nearby party members.

Papulatus can also forcefully teleport you (like Chaos Von Bon).

New Papulatus related rewards have been added.

  • Papulatus Mark (8 all stats, 1 attack/magic attack, 150 defense, 5 slots, tradeable until equipped, Lv. 145, eye accessory, part of the Boss Accessory set)
  • Papulatus’ Clock Chair (you can invite other characters to sit in the chair’s arms with you)
  • Papulatus’ Soul Fragment

Papulatus' SoulMagnificent Papulatus' Soul Papulatus’ Soul has been added.

  • Ruler of Space Ruler of Space: Consumes 200 Soul to deal 1000%/1200% damage 1 time on up to 5/6 enemies. Cooldown: 120 seconds.
  • Ruler of Time.png Ruler of Time: Deals 2000%/2400% damage 1 time on up to 15 enemies. Cooldown: 120 seconds.

Papulatus’ soul has been added to the Soul Collector. (Woah, is it just me that only now realized there are 3 Papulatus things inside the clock? I didn’t even notice them in Papulatus’ existing animations!)

Normal: Ruler of dimensions!
Hidden: Yearning…

Boss Reward Reorganization

You will now receive meso rewards based on the difficulty of a boss.

  • When you defeat a boss, you will receive a Powerful Strength Crystal.
  • The Powerful Strength Crystal is a time-limited etc item. Its value is based on the difficulty of the defeated boss and the number of party members who participated. In Reboot World, its value will be even higher.
  • You can sell the Crystal to the Collector in the Free Market to receive mesos equal to its value.
  • The Collector will only buy 60 Crystals per week.
  • Existing potion rewards (except Elixirs and Power Elixirs) and mesos have been removed from boss rewards. The drop rate of Elixirs, Power Elixirs, Strange Cubes, and Boss Medals of Honour have been adjusted based on the boss difficulty and entry/clear limits.

Here is a list of meso rewards for each boss.

  • Easy Zakum: 200k
  • Normal Zakum: 612k
  • Easy Papulatus: 684.5k
  • Easy Magnus: 722k
  • Normal Hilla: 800k
  • Easy Horntail: 882k
  • Normal Root Abyss: 968k
  • Normal Horntail: 1.01m
  • Easy Von Leon: 1.06m
  • Easy Arkarium: 1.15m
  • Caoong: 1.25m
  • Chaos Horntail: 1.35m
  • Normal Pink Bean: 1.4m
  • Normal Von Leon: 1.46m
  • Normal Arkarium: 2.52m
  • Hard Von Leon: 2.45m
  • Normal Magnus: 2.59m
  • Normal Papulatus: 2.67m
  • Hard Hilla: 2.74m
  • Chaos Pink Bean: 2.81m
  • Easy Cygnus: 7.81m
  • Normal Cygnus: 11.25m
  • Chaos Zakum: 12.8m
  • Chaos Von Bon/Pierre/Bloody Queen: 14.45m
  • Hard Magnus: 16.2m
  • Chaos Vellum: 18.05m
  • Chaos Papulatus: 20m
  • Normal Suu: 22.05m
  • Normal Demian: 23.11m

These values are if you defeat these bosses in a party of 1. In Reboot World, the amounts will be increased to 3x as much. As the party size increases, the total reward will increase as well but they will then be divided amongst party members.

  • Party of 1: 100% value
  • Party of 2: 110% value (divided to 55% for each person)
  • Party of 3: 120% value (divided to 40% for each person)
  • Party of 4: 130% value (divided to 32.5% for each person)
  • Party of 5: 140% value (divided to 28% for each person)
  • Party of 6: 150% value (divided to 25% for each person)

Level 200 Equipment Set

Rewards have been added to the top level difficulty bosses.

  • Absolabs equipment, which could be purchased from coin shops, have been added as rewards from Hard Suu and Hard Demian.
  • Arcane Shade equipment, which could be purchased from the coin shop, has been added as rewards from Hard Lucid.
  • Drop rate increasing effects will not apply to Absolabs equipment or Arcane Shade equipment.

A new reward has been added to Hard Suu.

  • Rouge Control Machine Mark (10 all stats, 10 attack/magic attack, 200 defense, 5 slots, tradeable until equipped, level 160, face accessory)

A new reward has been added to Hard Demian.

  • Enchanted Eye Mask (15 all stats, 3 attack/magic attack, 300 defense, 3 slots, tradeable until equipped, level 160, eye accessory)

The new equipment set, the Dark Boss set has been added. It contains the following items.

  • Rouge Control Machine Mask
  • Enchanted Eye Mask
  • Black Heart
  • Dreamy Belt (the Dreamy Belt has been removed from the Boss Accessory set)

It gives the following stats.

  • 2 set items: 10 all stats, 250 HP, 10 attack/magic attack, 10% boss damage
  • 3 set items: 10 all stats, 250 HP, 10 attack/magic attack, 250 defense, 10% defense ignore
  • 4 set items: 15 all stats, 375 HP, 15 attack/magic attack, 5% critical damage

Boss Party

Some bosses’ entry/clear limits have been changed.

  • You can now enter Zakum (Easy/Normal Mode) 1 time per day.
  • You can now clear Zakum (Chaos Mode) 1 time per week.
  • You can now enter Horntail (Easy/Normal/Chaos Mode) 1 time per day.
  • You can now enter Von Leon (Easy/Normal/Hard Mode) 1 time per day.
  • You can now enter Hilla (Normal/Hard Mode) 1 time per day.
  • You can now clear Magnus (Easy/Normal Mode) 1 time per day.
  • You can now clear Cygnus (Easy/Normal mode) 1 time per week.
  • You can now clear Suu (Normal/Hard Mode) 1 time per week.
  • You can now clear Demian (Normal/Hard Mode) 1 time per week.
  • You can now clear Lucid (Normal/Hard Mode) 1 time per week.

Zakum

The Fear of the Giant Stone Statue quest’s starting level has been changed to level 50.

Hard Hilla

The minimum number of party members required to enter Hard Hilla has been decreased to 1.

Suu

Hard Suu’s HP has been decreased.

Job Balancing Adjustments

All Archers

  • Guided Arrow Guided Arrow: damage, duration, cooldown, and number of hits have been increased, fixed an error where only half of the number of hits would apply
    • Level 25: Consumes 350 MP. For (20 → 30) seconds, create a spirit arrow near you. The arrow will attack 1 nearby enemy, dealing (600% → 800%) damage (30 → 45) times then disappear. Cooldown: (20 → 30) seconds.

Hero

  • Incising Incising: Combo Counter cost has been decreased from 2 → 1, critical damage boost has been increased from 20% → 25%
  • Enrage Enrage: critical damage boost has been increased from 8% → 20%

Paladin

  • Sanctuary Sanctuary: you can no longer be knocked back by any attack while using this skill
  • Holy Unity Holy Unity: you will now gain final damage if you link with the party member
    • Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP. For 65 seconds, create a holy bond between you and one party member. If they move too far away from you, the bond will be broken. While bonded, the attacking skills you use will be used automatically by the bonded party member. If there are no party members in range, you will just enhance yourself. Cooldown: 120 seconds.
      • Party member bond: attacks will deal 75% final damage and some buff skills that you use will be used automatically by the bonded party member with 62% + 1% per 1000 STR (up to 100%) of the regular duration. You will gain 21% final damage.
      • Self enhancement: 47% final damage.
  • blessed-hammer Blessed Hammer: passively created hammers’ damage has been increased
    • Level 25: Passive effect: Whenever you charge Elemental Charge, automatically create 1 hammer that moves around you. Up to 5 can be created at one time and they share the same duration as your Elemental Charge buff. The hammers will deal 400% → 500% damage 2 times on up to 4 nearby enemies, and based on the number of hammers summoned, their attack speed will be increased. Active effect: Consumes 1000 MP. Enhance your hammers for 30 seconds, allowing them to deal 1050% damage 3 times on up to 8 nearby enemies in a bigger range. Cooldown: 60 seconds.

Dark Knight

  • Dark Spear Dark Spear: damage has been increased
    • Level 25: Consumes 350 MP. Create a spear of darkness that deals (465% → 520%) damage 7 times on up to 12 enemies with an additional 100% critical rate and 50% defense ignore continuously for a short period of time. Cooldown: 10 seconds.

Archmage (F/P)

  • Infinity Infinity: final damage boost has been increased from 8% → 9%

Archmage (I/L)

  • Lightning Spear Lightning Sphere: fixed an error where the cooldown would apply if Unstable Memorize activated this skill

Bishop

  • Heaven's Door Heaven’s Door: fixed an error where the resurrection buff did not apply sometimes
  • angel-of-libra Angel of Libra: now changes instantly when Vengeance of Angel is turned on/off, when Vengeance of Angel is active the attack’s number of hits has been increased and its damage has been decreased
    • Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP. For 30 seconds, summon the angel of balance. The angel will look different based on the current activation status of Bishop’s Vengeance of Angel. Cooldown: 120 seconds.
      • Deactivated: every 5 seconds, the angel of benevolence will heal 15% of party members’ max HP and increase their damage by 5% + 1% per 1250 INT, up to maximum of 100% for 4 seconds.
      • Activated: the angel of revenge will deal (1500% → 1000%) damage (8 → 12) times on up to 12 enemies. Enemies hit will receive an Angel’s Mark for 60 seconds, and the next holy attack used on them will consume the mark, increasing that attack’s final damage by 50%.

Bow Master

  • Hurricane Hurricane: the amount of time before you could move immediately after using Hurricane has been decreased

Marksman

  • Net Throwing Net Throwing: you will now move backwards after using this skill, cooldown has been increased from 5 seconds → 8 seconds
  • Sniping Sniping: damage has been decreased from 1470% → 730%, number of hits has been increased from 2 → 5
  • Long Range Trueshot Long Range True Shot: damage has been decreased from 1350% → 750%, number of hits has been increased from 2 → 5

Shadower

  • Meso Explosion Meso Explosion: damage has been increased from 100% → 200%, damage boost based on the number of coins has been removed
  • Assassinate Assassinate: damage has been decreased from 627% → 550%, final attack’s number of hits has been increased from 2 → 3
  • eviscerate Eviscerate: no Wound stacks attack’s range has been decreased from 400 → 350

Dual Blade

  • Asura Asura: you can now down jump while using this skill, you can now reuse this skill to instantly cancel it

Captain

  • Physical Training Physical Training: now decreases damage taken by 20%
  • Rapid Fire Rapid Fire: damage has been increased from 300% → 325%
  • Captain Dignity Captain Dignity: damage has been increased from 250% → 275%
  • Head Shot Head Shot: damage has been increased from 475% → 525%, number of hits has been increased from 9 → 10
  • Crew Commandership Crew Commandership: critical damage boost has been increased from 10% → 25%

Cannon Shooter

  • icbm ICBM: explosion damage has been increased, now gives invincibility while preparing to fire
    • Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP. Aim for up to 5 seconds, the skill will be cancelled if it is not fired in time. The explosion will deal (4200% → 7000%) damage 5 times on up to 15 enemies. After exploding, create scorched ground for 15 seconds which deals 700% damage on up to 10 enemies continuously. Cooldown: 30 seconds.

Flame Wizard

  • Blazing Extinction Blazing Extinction: fixed an error where the client would sometimes stop after using this skill
  • Blazing Orbital Flame Blazing Orbital Flame: damage and cooldown have been decreased
    • Level 25: Consumes 350 MP. Shoot a huge flame in a specified direction that deals (955% → 655%) damage 6 times on up to 12 enemies with an additional 50% defense ignore then returns to your position. Cooldown: (8 → 5) seconds.

Night Walker

  • Shadow Servant Shadow Servant: final damage has been increased from 65% → 70%
  • Quintuple Throw Quintuple Throw: attack range has been increased (except for the final hit) from 350 → 375
  • Shadow Illusion Shadow Illusion: final damage has been increased from 65%/45%/25% → 70%/50%/30%
  • Dominion Dominion: damage boost has been removed, now increases your final damage by 20%

Striker

  • God of the Sea God of the Sea: can now be linked with other skills

Aran

  • Install Maha Install Maha: attack boost has been increased
    • Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP. Can only be used while Maha’s Domain is summoned. For 55 seconds, equip Maha (ending Maha’s Domain) to instantly increase your Combo by 100, increase your attack by (10% → 30%) and when attacking, every 3 seconds, create a blizzard that deals 550% damage 5 times on up to 10 enemies. Cooldown: 150 seconds.

Evan

  • Dragon SwiftDragon DiveDragon Breathdragon-break Dragon skills/Fusion skills: can now receive the effects of Overload Mana
  • Magic Amplification Magic Amplification: final damage boost has been increased from 15% → 20%
  • Circle of Mana IV Circle of Mana IV: you can now use Dragon Swift and Dragon Dive while using this skill
  • Onyx's Blessing Onyx’s Blessing: magic attack boost has been increased from 50 → 80
  • Magic Mastery Magic Mastery: critical damage boost has been increased from 8% → 20%
  • Enhanced Magic Debris Enhanced Magic Debris: damage boost based on the number of magic debris has been increased from 50%p → 100%p
  • dragon-break Dragon Break: cooldown has been decreased
    • Level 25: Consumes 1000 MP. Deals 900% damage 7 times on up to 12 enemies for 2.5 seconds. Cooldown: (30 → 20) seconds.

Mercedes

  • Ignis Roar Ignis Roar: has been changed into a passive skill, passive final damage boost has been increased from 10% → 15%
  • Ring of Ishtar Ishtar’s Ring: damage has been increased from 200% → 220%, now increases the Ignis Roar buff’s duration by 0.1 seconds when an enemy is hit
  • Rolling Moonsault Rolling Moonsault: can now be used by itself, now resets the number of jumps after being used
  • Wrath of Enlil Wrath of Enlil: damage has been increased from 300% → 400%
  • Enhancement Cores: the number of different types of enhancement cores has been decreased
    • Cross Piercing Cross Piercing: will now be enhanced by Speed Dualshot Speed Dual Shot cores, all existing cores will be changed to Speed Dual Shot cores
    • Final ShotHighkick DemolitionRolling Moonsault Final Shot/High Kick Demolition/Rolling Moonsault: will now be enhanced by Charge Drive Charge Drive cores, all existing cores will be changed to Charge Drive cores
    • Final Attack Dual Bowgun Final Attack: Dual Bowgun: will now be enhanced by Advanced Strike Dual Shot Strike Dual Shot cores, all existing cores will be changed to Strike Dual Shot cores
    • Gust Dive Gust Dive: will now be enhanced by Leap Tornado Leap Tornado cores, all existing cores will be changed to Leap Tornado cores
    • If you have existing cores which have been changed to another kind, it may take some time for the notation to change. If you check again after a certain period of time or reconnect, it will change normally.

Phantom

  • Acute Sense Acute Sense: final damage boost has been increased from 25%→ 30%
  • Cane Expert.png Cane Expert: critical damage boost has been increased from 8% → 15%
  • Joker Joker: number of thrown cards has been increased from 11 → 14
  • blackjack Blackjack: now hits the enemy with the highest maximum HP in range (unless it is the enemy it previously attacked), now finds a new target if the first target died before it hit, however if there is only 1 enemy it will attack the same enemy

Luminous

  • Magic Mastery Magic Mastery: critical damage boost has been increased from 8% → 15%
  • Armageddon Armageddon: you are now invincible while using this skill

EunWol

  • Weakness Insight Weakness Targeting: now increases your critical damage by 15% on enemies below 50% HP

Demon Slayer

  • Dark Bind Dark Bind: cast delay has been decreased from 2280ms → 1470ms

Blaster

  • Endurance Shield Endurance Shield: fixed an error where your current HP and your shield combined could exceed your maximum HP if activated while resurrecting

Wild Hunter

  • Summon Jaguar Jaguar skills: now has a 100% chance to inflict the Another Bite debuff on enemies who do not already have the debuff
  • Summon Jaguar Another Bite: duration has been increased from 5 seconds → 8 seconds
  • Double Jump (Marksman) Double Jump: range moved has been increased from 500 → 600
  • Enhancement Cores: the number of different types of enhancement cores has been decreased
    • Summon Jaguar Another Bite: will now be enhanced by Summon Jaguar Summon Jaguar cores, all existing cores will be changed to Summon Jaguar cores
    • Triple ShotWild Shot Triple Shot/Wild Shot: will now be enhanced by Double Shot Double Shot cores, all existing cores will be changed to Double Shot cores
    • White Heat Rush White Heat Rush: will now be enhanced by Cross Road Cross Road cores, all existing cores will be changed to Cross Road cores
    • Jaguar Soul Jaguar Soul: will now be enhanced by Sonic Boom Sonic Boom cores, all existing cores will be changed to Sonic Boom cores
    • If you have existing cores which have been changed to another kind, it may take some time for the notation to change. If you check again after a certain period of time or reconnect, it will change normally.

Kaiser

  • Reshuffle Switch Attack ModeReshuffle Switch Defense Mode Reshuffle Switch: Buff Freezers will now apply to this skill
  • Final Transfiguration Final Figuration: fixed an error where Dragon Slash could not hit enemies that were only affected by basic attacks while in Final Figuration mode, fixed an error where you could not remove Stigma stacks using the altar against Demian while in Final Figaration mode
  • Regain Strength Regain Strength: final damage boost on enemies inflicted with status effects has been decreased from 25% → 15%, now passively increases final damage by 20%
  • Prominence Prominence: number of hits has been increased from 8 → 15
  • Guardian of Nova Guardian of Nova: fixed an error where this skill could attack Mimics

Angelic Buster

  • Trinity Trinity: damage boost when enemies are hit by Trinity has been increased from 5% → 10%

Zero

  • Resolve Time Resolve Time: damage boost has been removed, now increases final damage by 25%
  • Rapid Time Rapid Time: cooldown will now be decreased when a skill is used instead of when the skill hits an enemy
  • Flash Assaulter Flash Assaulter: damage has been increased from 305% → 330%
  • Advanced Spin Cutter Advanced Spin Cutter: damage has been increased from 475% → 520%
  • Advanced Rolling Curve Advanced Rolling Curve: damage has been increased from 485% → 530%shockwave damage has been increased from 645% → 700%
  • Advanced Rolling Assaulter Advanced Rolling Assaulter: damage has been increased from 680% → 745%shockwave damage has been increased from 680% → 745%
  • Wind Cutter Wind Cutter: damage has been increased from 295% → 325%, whirlwind damage has been increased from 295% → 325%
  • Wind Strike Wind Strike: damage has been increased from 450% → 500%
  • Advanced Storm Break Advanced Storm Break: damage has been increased from 610% → 670%whirlwind damage has been increased from 610% → 670%
  • Great Sword Mastery Great Sword Mastery: now increases Beta’s critical rate by 15%
  • Turning Drive Turning Drive: damage has been increased from 710% → 780%
  • Advanced Whirl Wind Advanced Whirlwind: damage has been increased from 370% → 400%
  • Giga Crash Giga Crash: damage has been increased from 685% → 750%
  • Jumping Crash Jumping Crash: damage has been increased from 610% → 670%shockwave damage has been increased from 610% → 670%
  • Advanced Earth Break Advanced Earth Break: damage has been increased from 695% → 760%, shockwave damage has been increased from 520% → 570%
  • Critical Bind Critical Bind: now increases Alpha’s critical damage by 20% when attacking bound enemies
  • joint-attack Joint Attack: fixed an error where the client would exit if you changed maps while using this skill

Illium

  • Hyper passive skills: fixed an error where you could hotkey passive skills
  • Crystal Portal Crystal Portal: fixed an error where you could fly in places where movement skills were blocked
  • Crystal Skill Glory Wing Glory Wing: you can now use portals while using Glory Wing
  • Crystal Ignition Crystal Ignition: now refreshes the duration of Bless Mark when this skill hits an enemy

Maple Achievements

The link feature has been added. On the My Achievements page, clicking on achievements under the Imminent Achievements or Recent Achievements will take you to the corresponding page for that achievement.

Achievement Helper

The achievement helper feature has been added. You can register achievements to keep track of your progress for those achievements.

Achievement Rate

When you hover over an achievement difficulty area, you will now be able to see that achievement’s achievement rate (among all users). The achievement rate will be updated once per day.

Fixed an error where certain Achievements’ completion conditions were abnormal.

Monster Collection

New monsters have been added.

  • Kerning Tower area
  • Arcane River: Arcana & Moras

Unnamed Cat Cube Chair

New items have been added.

  • Unnamed Cat Cube Chair
  • Cheap Amp Monster Egg
  • Luxury Amp Monster Egg

Rock Spirit

You can now re-fight Kerning Tower’s Rock Spirit after finishing the quest line by talking to the Guitar in the Kerning Tower Penthouse. It can drop the Rock Spirit’s Soul Fragments.

corrupted-harmony-spirit-move

You can now re-fight Arcana’s Corrupted Harmony Spirit after finishing the quest line by talking to the Harmony Spirit.

Game Related

Aran, Evan, Mercedes, Phantom, Luminous, and EunWol’s character creation window illustrations have been changed.

Phantom and EunWol’s skill voices have been added.

The following errors have been fixed.

  • Fixed an error where Illium could not proceed normally in Dream Breaker.
  • Fixed an error where skills that dealt magic damage would not be affected by the effects of Darkness (blind).
  • Fixed an error where characters could fall down in certain areas in the Torrential Zone.
  • Fixed an error where Arcane River monsters did not drop Twisted Essences of Time.
  • Fixed an error where if you exited Balrog without using the exit portal, it would not count for the completion of the ‘Tristan’s Successor’ quest.

Cash Shop

The September Royal Hair Coupon will be sold from August 24 to September 20.

The Trendy Royal Face Coupon has been updated with a new set of faces.

The Gold Apple has been updated with new rewards including:

  • Personality Growth Potion
  • Spark Damage Skin
  • Crystal Damage Skin
  • Crow Damage Skin
  • Mirror Mirror Chair
  • Arcana’s Spirit Chair
  • Crystal Magic Circle Riding
  • Charge! Spirit Commander Riding
  • Magnificent Souls

The Royal Style Coupon will be sold from August 31 to September 20 and has been updated with new items such as:

  • Spirit Tree Hat
  • Wordless Bandages
  • Angelic Gray
  • Trump Heart
  • Heart Country’s Maple
  • Lips over Heart

It also contains the new Special Label: Golden Lullaby set! If you collect all 5 pieces, you’ll get the Flying Tower Master Chair.

Master Snow Set

The Master Label set is still the Master Snow set.

Events

Nova Mega Burning

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The Nova Mega Burning event will run from August 31 to September 13.

Selecting a Mega Burning Character

Like before, when you create a new character during this event, you can choose to make them a Mega Burning character! Note that you cannot burn a Zero/Cadena/Illium, and you can only do this once per world per Maple ID.

Characters can only become Mega Burning characters when they are created. You cannot change your Mega Burning character but if you delete it, you can make another one.

Level Up Benefits

The main benefit of a Mega Burning character is the ability to gain two extra levels per level up. This effect will take place until level 130!

Keep on Burning Title

You’ll also receive the Keep on Burning title which gives 100 all stats, 10 attack/magic attack, 10% boss damage, 10% defense ignore, and 400 HP/MP. The title can only be equipped after reaching level 130 and its stats will expire in 14 days.

Black Set Items and Mastery Books

At level 100, you’ll receive the Legendary Secret Box which when opened will reward you with 2 Mastery Book 20’s, 2 Mastery Book 30’s, and a full Black set.

Level 30 Equipment

At level 30, you’ll receive the Level 30 Equipment Box which is self-explanatory.

Snail Pet

Finally, when your Mega Burning character is created, it will receive a Snail pet that has 5 hours of magic. It comes with meso loot, item loot, auto loot, and auto HP/MP. You cannot use the Water of Life on it.

Festival Nova Box

Festival Nova Box Event

The Festival Nova Box event will run from August 31 to September 13.

During this event, you can hunt monsters around your level or participate in Fight! Return of the Legends to collect Festival Nova Boxes. You can open a box to receive 1 Nova Coin.

Multiple Boxes

You can acquire up to 250 Festival Nova Boxes per day, after which they will no longer be dropped or awarded to you. You can use up to 250 Festival Nova Boxes per day. When you use one, you will be able to input how many you would like to open at the same time.

The Festival Nova Boxes are completely tradeable, and will expire on September 16.

Fight! Return of the Legends

Fight Return of the Legends

The Fight! Return of the Legends event will run from August 31 to September 13.

You can talk to Mr. System to move to the Virtual Battle Zone. Here, you can become one of Maple World’s legends and complete with opponents. In teams of 3, hunt monsters and the enemy team to become stronger. The team that defeats all of their opponents in the final round will be crowned the victors.

Based on your team’s outcome and your performance during the match, you will receive Festival Nova Boxes.

You can also have party play to be matched with other parties, but these games will not be recorded and you will not receive any rewards.

1.2.280

A new character has been added, Ryude, the bard of the snowy mountain.

  • Frost Sword Frost Sword: Attack up to 3 enemies in front of you with a sword containing a cold aura, dealing 100% damage. If an enemy is hit 3 times consecutively, they will be stunned for 1 second.
  • Whirlwind Whirlwind: Launch a whirlwind containing the snowy aura of a blizzard, dealing 130% damage. If it hits an enemy, a blizzard will be created at that area that deals 20% damage every second and slows enemies. Cooldown: 7 seconds.

Transcendent's Blessing Effect

  • Transcendent's Blessing Transcendent’s Blessing: Receive the blessings of a Transcendent for 5 seconds, allowing Ryude to ignore status conditions, gain 20 speed, 10 jump, and heal 3% max HP every second. Cooldown: 20 seconds.

Spirit Sword Effect

  • Spirit Sword Soul Sword: Instantly attack nearby enemies, dealing 150% damage. Charge your sword for a short time, then swing it forwards, dealing 350% damage. While charging, Ryude is temporarily invincible. If you kill an enemy that is not a monster with this skill, the cooldown of Spirit Sword is reset. Cooldown: 20 seconds.

Snowstorm Effect

  • Avalanche Avalanche: Create a huge avalanche in front of you, dealing 700% damage on up to 8 enemies. Enemies caught in the avalanche will have their speed decreased for 2 seconds and will become confused. Cooldown: 70 seconds.

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After the event ends, there will be a ranking based on the top scores players have achieved during the event. The top 30,000 users will receive prizes!

  • 1st place:
    • 2017 Summer Return of the Legends Winner title
    • 100,000 Maple Points Voucher
    • Manjiroid Voucher
    • Ryude’s Hat
    • Ryude’s Robe
    • Legendary Damage Skin
  • 2nd~100th place:
    • Manjiroid Voucher
    • Ryude’s Hat
    • Ryude’s Robe
    • Legendary Damage Skin
  • 101th~1,000th place:
    • Ryude’s Hat
    • Ryude’s Robe
    • Legendary Damage Skin
  • 1,001th~30,000th place:
    • Legendary Damage Skin

Sunday Maple

Sunday Maple

The Sunday Maple event will take place on September 3, 10, 17, and 24. On each of these days, various benefits will take place.

September 3

On September 3, the following benefits will be active:

  • 30% discount on the Nova Coin Shop
  • 2x Sudden Missions’ daily clear count
  • 2x Sudden Missions’ clear experience
  • 2 Elite Monsters will spawn at the same time

September 10

On September 10, the following benefits will be active:

  • 100% success rate when enhancing 5/10/15 Star Force items
  • 1.5x experience from Pollo and Fritto’s bounty hunting 
  • 1.5x experience from Flame Wolf

September 17

On September 17, the following benefits will be active:

  • 30% discount on the Nova Coin Shop
  • 5x chance to acquire Magnificent Souls when combining Soul Fragments

September 24

On September 24, the following benefits will be active:

  • 2x rewards from all daily Arcane River content

MapleStory M Evan Growth Support

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In MapleStory M, Evan is now available to play so the Evan Growth Support event will begin on August 31 and run until September 27.

Growth Support Rewards

If you create a new Evan on MapleStory M and reach certain levels, you’ll receive rewards in MapleStory online!

  • Lv. 30: Evan Emoticon (expires on December 31), 10 Buff Freezers
  • Lv. 60: Blood Ring (7 days), Teleport World Map (7 days)
  • Lv. 90: 10 Safety Charms (7 days), Shining Star Effect (30 days)
  • Lv. 100: Character Slot Coupon, 2 2x Experience Coupons (15 minutes)
  • Lv. 110: Lil’ Evan Pet Set (pet lasts 30 days and cannot be extended)

Hunting Acceleration Haste

Haste

The Hunting Acceleration! Haste event will run from September 14 to September 27.

Haste Event Benefits

During this event, there will be a few extra benefits to encourage hunting.

  • Elite Monsters’ appearance rate will be increased
  • Runes will spawn more frequently and their cooldowns will be decreased from 15 minutes to 10 minutes
  • Runes’ experience buff effect will be increased from 100% to 200%
  • Sudden Missions will appear more frequently
  • Sudden Missions’ daily limit will be increased from 3 to 6
  • Polo & Fritto’s appearance rate will be increased
  • Flame Wolf’s experience reward will be increased from 100% to 150%
  • Boss Party UI’s buff effect will be increased from 10% damage to 30% damage

9 Daily Missions

Every day, you’ll have a total of 9 missions that you can complete. When you complete each one, you’ll get experience based on your level and a Haste Box (based on the number of missions you’ve done).

  • Hunt 999 monsters around your level
  • Hunt 20 Elite Monsters
  • Hunt 1 Elite Boss
  • Clear Polo & Fritto 3 times
  • Clear Flame Wolf 1 time
  • Activate 5 Runes
  • Clear 3 Sudden Missions
  • Achieve 500 Combo Kills
  • Achieve 100 Multi Kills

Basic Haste Box

The Basic Haste Box will be given for your 1st/2nd/3rd missions. It can be opened to get some experience and a random item.

  • 100 Scroll Traces
  • Strange Cube
  • 10 Power Elixirs
  • Basic Hunter’s Medal of Honor
  • Silver Potential Stamp
  • 100% Chaos Scroll
  • 5% Clean Slate Scroll

Intermediate Haste Box

The Medium Haste Box will be given for your 4th/5th/6th missions. It can be opened to get some experience and a random item.

  • 100 Scroll Traces
  • 5 Strange Cubes
  • 10 Power Elixirs
  • Basic Hunter’s Medal of Honor
  • Gold Potential Stamp
  • 100% Chaos Scroll
  • 50% Golden Hammer
  • 10% Clean Slate Scroll

Advanced Haste Box

The Advanced Haste Box will be given for your 7th/8th missions. It can be opened to get some experience and a random item.

  • 100 Scroll Traces
  • 10 Strange Cubes
  • Basic Hunter’s Medal of Honor
  • 50% Golden Hammer
  • 50% Epic Potential Scroll
  • 10% Clean Slate Scroll
  • 50% Innocent Scroll
  • Strong Rebirth Flame

Ultimate Haste Box

The Ultimate Haste Box will be given for your 9th mission. It can opened to get some experience, 2 15 minute 2x Experience Coupons, and a random item.

  • 100 Scroll Traces
  • 10 Strange Cubes
  • Basic Hunter’s Medal of Honor
  • 10% Clean Slate Scroll
  • Strong Rebirth Flame
  • Eternal Rebirth Flame
  • Craftsman’s Cube
  • Meister’s Cube

Each week of the event, if you can complete all 9 daily missions in a single day, you’ll unlock the weekly hidden mission. By completing these hidden missions, you can receive extra prizes!

  • 1st week (August 31 ~ September 6): kill 44,444 monsters
    • Experience based on your level
    • Speed of Light Chair
    • 100 2017 Chuseok Coins Voucher
  • 2nd week (September 7 ~ September 14): kill 88,888 monsters (55,555 if you completed the first week)
    • Experience based on your level
    • Lightning Damage Skin
    • 200 2017 Chuseok Coins Voucher

I'm Hasted Title

If you complete both weeks’ hidden missions, you’ll be given the I’m Really Hasted title which gives 50 all stats, 20 attack/magic attack, 30% boss damage, 30% defense ignore, and 2000 HP/MP. However, the stats will expire in 30 days.

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  1. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Something something more swamp ass.

    also it’s evan growth event, not aran growth event for maple M.

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Fixed!

  2. Lore guy
    August 31, 2017 at 1:26 am

    damn, those boss entry limit changes really did go through.

  3. Robinson Calderon
    August 31, 2017 at 1:28 am

    About Nova Festival Box. Is it 250 boxes dropped for character? Or is it for full account? Same question for open boxes.

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 11:35 am

      As with all event box limits, I believe it is per character.

  4. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Easy Zakum: 2000k
    Is that 200K?
    Cause normal Zakum is only 612k

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Yeah it’s 200k haha, fixed!

  5. jack
    August 31, 2017 at 2:38 am

    This update is crap.

  6. roastbeef
    August 31, 2017 at 2:43 am

    What effect is the centaur guy using with the passing planets in the left world selection screen?

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 11:35 am

      That’s the Light Speed Chair from the upcoming Haste event.

  7. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 4:17 am

    They nerfed the hell out of Eunwol…wth.

  8. EunwolGuy
    August 31, 2017 at 4:18 am

    They nerfed the hell out of Eunwol 😦

  9. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Nexon KMS killing their game for good. 1 entry per boss, meso drop nerfs. This is ridiculous.

  10. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Gotta admit the new evan picture at the character creation screen looks much better than the shit fugly picture they used in HoM… That 1 looks nothing like the original evan with the red outfit(glove and shoes got changed for the 1 in hom)… this 1 looks better and has the original red outfit design

  11. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 8:04 am

    The slideshow map layout for the last section (Hekaton section) is incorrect. That’s the tutorial one and not the training ground one.

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 11:41 am

      They share the same map ID and I don’t think the program that I use can detect something like that so I won’t be able to fix that :/

  12. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Here is the full story of Morass : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqWOEC0kyc

    • Neospector
      August 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      And I’m sad now.

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Added a translated story (actually fully translated it haha because I was so interested)!

  13. KENNUT
    August 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Yeahhhh Zero getting the buff it deserves

  14. August 31, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Hey Max do you know if Hard Lucid drops all kinds of Arcane Shade equips or just the ones in the Lach shop? Curious to know if this is how Nexon plans to implement the remaining pieces of the set (Hat, Shoulder, Overall)

  15. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

    eviscerate now only has a range decrease? not a max mob decrease?

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Yep, the mob count decrease was not implemented in the official servers.

  16. Neospector
    August 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

    “Time to Papulatus”

    • Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      I don’t get it. What’s the joke?

    • Hm...YeahOkay
      August 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      I don’t get it. What’s the joke?

      • Neospector
        August 31, 2017 at 8:03 pm

        *Time* to Papulatus.

        Because he’s a ghost clock.

  17. lordstalky
    August 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    will the changes on rapid time make zero attack faster?

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      I don’t play Zero but it just means that you won’t have to wait for your skills to hit monsters before it reduces your CDs, it will do it as soon as you use the skill.

      • lordstalky
        September 1, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        that’s great too. thanks!

  18. Pandoso
    August 31, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    can some one explain what does “now resets the number of jumps after being used” means?, on the mercedes changes

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      So like if you jump then use Rolling Moonsault, you’ll be able to jump again after using it since it ‘resets’ your jump status.

  19. MapleAnon
    August 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    >The Collector will only buy 60 Crystals per week.
    Is this per world, account, or character? >_>

    • Max
      August 31, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Per character.

  20. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I noticed shadower’s damage for assasinate decreased but no. of hits increased by 1. So, is it a buff or a nerf actually?

    • Max
      September 1, 2017 at 12:07 am

      It went from (670*3 + 700*2) -> (550*3 + 700*3) so a total of 3410% -> 3750%.

      • Randomo
        September 18, 2017 at 4:15 am

        Not to mention Shadower has shadow partner , that extra hit will definitely help alot.

  21. PirateIzzy
    September 1, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Hey Max, what program do you use for the map render?

  22. John
    September 1, 2017 at 4:39 am

    The crystal 60 limit per week, when does it reset? Thursday? Or sunday?

    • Max
      September 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      It’s Thursday like all other weekly resets.

  23. Jack
    September 1, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Hi Max, not related to this update. I just wonder, is there anyway to see how many concurrent players play the game at a certain time?
    aand, is kms still very popular like it used to be 3-4 years ago?

    • Max
      September 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Don’t think there is. But it’s still very popular. On Naver (Korean google pretty much), it is consistently in the top 10 searched games.

  24. Elvish
    September 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Hey Max, just wanted to say thanks for writing that detailed Morass story.

    • Max
      September 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      No problem! I actually really enjoyed it so I wanted to share 🙂 Seeing the story of Trueffet end up into what Kritias is today was cool. Hopefully people realize I translated it all since it wasn’t originally in the post haha.

  25. iLikeBread
    September 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Just here to comment I highly appreciate the translation on the storyline! So breadboy Jean was the flying fish companion all along, or am I taking that wrong?

    • Max
      September 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      No he just took his appearance after he died so that he could continue helping out the player! And after they left the memory world, he was stuck in that appearance. So for now, that’s how they’re explaining that you can’t go to the next area 😛

  26. Anonymous
    September 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    ryude character?

    • Anonymous
      September 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      only in legends return. And only while that game is back.

      They recently announced they were shutting down star planet mobile though, so we might see all those games come back in a regular capacity in kemdi minigame trucks like they used to. I’d be okay with that. I’d be okay with having that typing minigame. That really helped me get better at captchas, funnily enough.

  27. Anonymous
    September 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Why never revamp Demon Job

  28. Anonny
    September 4, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Is that snipe for marksman a buff or nerf? Marksman has another skill that gives +1 hit. With that the total % is lower…lol

    • Randomo
      September 18, 2017 at 4:19 am

      Its a buff , Marksman doesn’t have a +1 hit hyper passive for Snipe. Only ‘Piercing arrow’ has it.

      • LWZ
        September 18, 2017 at 4:34 am

        1470*3 = 4410 > 730*6 = 4380.
        Isn’t a nerf?

        Long Range True Shoot buff is nice though.

        • Randomo
          September 20, 2017 at 5:13 am

          Not sure if you are troll or not.
          1470 x 2 = 2940 (Pre)
          730 x 5 = 3650 (After)

          • LWZ
            September 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm

            As a Marksman main, I am not trolling!

            It is 1470*3 because originally it was 1470*2, plus the +1 skill for Additional Bolt skill (applies to skill that hit 2 lines and above). This is also why Piercing Arrow have (4 lines +1 (Hyper) +1 (Additional Bolt passive)) = 6 lines. You are right about Snipe has no 1 extra line for hyper passive.

            To give you a clearer picture:

            Before this patch:
            Snipe: (1470) *[2 (skill lines) + 1 (Additional Bolt passive)] = 1470 * 3 = 4410

            After this patch:
            Snipe: (730) *[5(skill lines) + 1 (Additional Bolt passive)] = 730 * 6 = 4380

            I hope this can clarify you. 🙂

  29. PorkFried
    September 7, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Hey max, whats the arcane levels for each map in Moras?

    • Max
      September 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      400 (Coral Forest)/440 (Trueffet outskirts)/480 (Trueffet dungeon)/520 (Trueffet Castle)

  30. KENNUT
    September 13, 2017 at 12:09 am

    What is the rough estimate of how far back MSEA is from KMS and GMS?

    • Max
      September 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      I don’t really follow MSEA so I’m not sure. GMS already received all 3 patches after the Beyond update but it looks like MSEA is still on the last patch?

  31. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

    i wonder if this buff to Corsair is enough to bring it back to game.. too bad no buff to Buccaner, i feel like all pirate classes are kinda being pushed out of maplestory .
    last nerfs to buccaners werent needed and sill no improve . but im happy to see some buffs to Corsair but they seems like a small buffs to i dont think it will bring Corsair back to the list of bossers .

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