MapleStory Ver. 80 Update Notes
Aran – New Class
Aran, the Hero Revived.During the age when the Black Mage ruled Maple World, five heroes protected its citizens from his villainy. They fought the Black Mage with their unique powers, but it was impossible to protect the world and the people. Rather than see their people get hurt, the heroes sent them away to the safety of Victoria Island. Then, they began their final battle with the Mage.
When the dust finally cleared, the heroes had disappeared, leading everyone to believe they had died. Now, centuries after…
…Aran rises again!
Aran, one of the five heroes who fought the Black Mage, is a fearless Pole arm master.
After being cursed by the Black Mage and spending centuries in a frozen state, Aran woke up one day as an average man—no powers and no memory of his past. But waiting for Aran was a little girl named Lilin. As the last faithful believer of the prophecy—the revival of the heroes—her clan had received long ago, Lilin’s life purpose is to help Aran retrieve his past and prevent the impending reawakening of the Black Mage. With Lilin’s help, Aran slowly begins to regain his old self.
New Tutorial for Explorers
New and experienced players alike will find something to like in the new and improved Explorer tutorial. First, there’s an option for experienced players to just skip the tutorial section and jump straight to Lith Harbor. For new players the entire area has been tightened up. The instructional illustrations and animation are clearer and easier to understand to get into the MapleStory adventure as quickly as possible!
Characters between levels 30 and 38 are getting a whole new call to adventure. It seems that the dastardly King Pepe has taken over the Mushroom Castle and is forcing the mushroom princess to marry his son, a penguin who… well, let’s just say the lights are on but nobody’s home. If you’re between level 30 and 38, make your way from Henesys through the “Empty House” map to get to Mushroom Forest Field. Once you’re there, talk to the exiled citizens of Mushroom castle, storm the walls, battle bosses, save a Princess and return an empire to its rightful Mushking!
Water of Life – Redesigned Functionality
Aran’s revival has triggered a revival of another kind –- your pet! Revive your loyal companion with a few clicks. Simply purchase the new Water of Life and poof -- your pet is back in action. Save your questing for the new “Aran” and holiday content!
Even better, Water of Life is going on sale. Try 20% off of Water of Life from 12/20/09 to 1/12/10.
Vega’s Spell (10%) will increase a 10% scroll’s success rate to 30% for only 3,000NX! Vega’s Spell (60%) will increase a 60% scroll’s success rate to 90% for only 4,000NX! Vega’s Spell won’t work on every scroll, so be sure to check the list to make sure your scroll is eligible!
New World – Galicia
It’s a new world for a new year! The year 2010 is almost here and what better way to celebrate than by starting with a clean slate in a brave new world?
So we’re calling all settlers willing to venture into new land -- welcome to Galicia, MapleStory’s 11th new world!
To help you settle in, all residents of Galicia will enjoy double experience from 12/16/09 to 1/06/10.
There’s also a Galicia-only quest that awaits you! Upon arrival at Lith Harbor, speak with Teo to get started. You can earn 100,000 mesos for completing “Teo’s Nostalgic Reminiscing I,” available for level 10 to 29 or 200,000 mesos for completing “Teo’s Nostalgic Reminiscing II” for level 30 and up!
In other good news, the opening of Galicia means that Demethos and Yellonde have moved on from being the “new” worlds. That means that these worlds are now opened up to the Maple Trading System (MTS) and eligible for character transfers!