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Dear Maplers,

As part of Big Bang we will be changing the way new decorative items are sold in the Cash Shop.
For the first two weeks, new decorative items will be available only as permanent items and listed only under the New section of the Event Tab.

After this two week period, such iteams will be available only as 90 day items and listed only under its appropriate Cash Shop category.
New functional items, such as Quest Deliverer Thomas, will continue to appear in the New section.
We hope this simplifies the Cash Shop experience!

-The MapleStory Team-

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Did you know that you can actually play MapleStory using your Logitech PC controller? Logitech controllers are 100% compatible with MapleStory and if you haven’t tried it, you really don’t know what you’re missing!

Logitech and MapleStory would like to give you the chance to find out. You can find Logitech PC gamepads at major retailers with FREE MapleStory gifts inside. In fact, there’s an EXCLUSIVE Gamepad Chair code* that can only be found in Logitech controllers.

Check out Logitech official Website for more information and great deals. Then get yourself a controller. You’ll never play MapleStory the same way again!

*You have to redeem the code in the Cash Shop to receive the Gamepad chair.

Are you in control? Get some NX today!
You still want more? How about this FREE NX offer?

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With the Big Bang finally here, we’re kicking things off with brand new incredible offers! One of a kind packages, new allies to help in your questing, and even the return of the original Meso Sacks! Check out all the new offers!

Alice and Thomas
Please greet two new permanent allies in the Cash Shop, standing on call should you need their help!

Thomas will gladly meet you anywhere on the world map to deliver certain available quests.

Alice, on the other hand, is proud to pick up your quest items and drop them off to the NPC who requested them. All without having to leave your training area! What convenience!

Big Bang Packages
(Available in the Event Tab from 12/7/10 – 1/5/11)

Whether you’re a returning MapleStory veteran or a brand new adventurer, we have excellent new packages that will get you on your feet in no time. All the essentials are here at great discounts: 2x Drop Coupons, Teleport Rocks, Safety Charms, even the coveted permanent Transparent Hat! Save lots of NX with these offers!

Available to lv. 15 – 49 characters only.

Available to level 50+ characters only.

Meso Sacks
(Available in the Event Tab from 12/7/10 – 12/20/2010)

They’re back! The classic Meso Sacks are back and ready for the taking! Buy an entire cache of Mesos for an extremely low price!

These deals are incredible, and they’re only here for a limited time. Check them out, pick your favorites, and get ready for the Big Bang!

Are you ready? Get some NX today?
Looking for more good stuff? Try this FREE NX offer!

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2010’s been a great year and it deserves a great Gachapon to close it out! In order to celebrate 2010, we’re introducing the Settee Chair!You’ve worked hard all of this year. You’ve adventured, trained, and toiled. You’ve had some QQs as well as some Lulz. Now it’s time to unwind in style. Sit in the Settee Chair while cherubs praise you and your own attendant fans you off. A helpful aid, given that you’ll be the hottest Mapler in town.
Settee Chair will be available from December 7 to 20 only. 

If you still prefer action over comfort, level 105 Durability Items are in the Gachapon for a limited time once more. Veteran Maplers of all types will find exciting new weapons to help in their battle against the Black Mage.

The Durability items will be available from December 7, 2010, to January 18, 2011, only.

For those who’d like a bit of action and comfort, we offer you the Sky Chair once more. This beautiful and somber chair is the throne to own in the month of December to acquire the Chair King Medal and add that extra oomph to your stats. Be sure to talk to Dalair to get your Chair King Medal.
Sky Chair will be available from December 7, 2010, to January 18, 2011, only.

Get ready to send off 2010 with this amazing Gachapon! It’s been a great year, and these weapons and chairs will be a great way to keep it in your memory.
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One of the main features of Big Bang is an improved experience curve. With anywhere from 2 to 5 times faster, 2x EXP coupons are no longer an essential part of the leveling experience and so we will remove the coupons from the Cash Shop with Big Bang. 

Maplers who still have 2x EXP coupons in their inventory will be refunded the remaining time with Maple Points. Please give us a few hours after the game is live tomorrow to complete the refund. 2x Drop coupons are not affected by this change. 

Thank you and see you in Maple World!

The MapleStory team
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(From 12/7/10 to 12/23/10)

MapleStory went from almost nothing to an amazing place to be in just a few short years. To celebrate its growth, we’d like to give you the Evolving Ring!

When you first get it, it will have no stats, but give it time and it will evolve into the best ring you own!

This is what you do on your first day of the event:

1. Log in and talk to Gaga to receive a ring. This ring will have no stats.
2. Explore the new Maple World for an hour. 
If you log out not having stayed the full hour, the ring will disappear.
3. When you have stayed the full hour in Maple World, your ring will evolve 
into a level 1 ring automatically!

From your second day to December 23, 2010:

1. Log in and tell Gaga you want to evolve your ring. He will give you a box.
2. Explore the new Maple World for an hour. 
If you log out not having stayed the full hour, the box will disappear.
3. When you have stayed the hour, the box will automatically open up to reveal a potion.
4. Take the potion to Gaga to evolve your ring.

So the Evolving Ring can evolve up to 17 times, once per day! 

No matter what, be sure to talk to Gaga on December 23rd to evolve your ring one last time. Because on this day, he will not only upgrade your ring to have more stats, he will upgrade it to be TRADABLE.
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Maplers, the update is being extended by two more hours and is now scheduled to end at 2 PM Pacific. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

We're very sorry, Maplers, the update is being extended by an hour and is now scheduled to end 12 PM Pacific. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sorry, Maplers, we're experiencing longer than scheduled time to ready the cleanest Big Bang update for you. We are now scheduled to begin the update on Tuesday, 12 AM Pacific(3 AM Eastern). We apologize for the inconvenience this delay may cause.

Dear Players,

The big moment has a arrived, the much anticipated Big Bang update will go live tomorrow, December 7th! In preparation for this we will have a maintenace to deploy the game update starting on Tuesday, December 7th at 12 AM Pacific (3 AM Eastern). The maintenance will last 11 hours. During this time all game servers will be unavailable.


Pacific: 12:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Eastern: 3:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The following will be unavailable:
All MapleStory game server

-New Content-

> Big Bang Events
> Gachapon Update
> Two New Worlds!
Maple World welcomes two new worlds, El Nido and Zenith!
El Nido is our first ever East Coast server. This means Maplers from the East Coast now have a server closer to them for faster gameplay! But don't worry, West Coast Maplers, you can join El Nido too and play with your buddies on the other side of the country!

-New Cash Shop Items-

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Why wait to download the Big Bang patch? Download NOW and avoid waiting on Tuesday.

The Manual Patch is only available to players who already have version 0.92 installed. So if you have an older version of MapleStory, you will have to wait till launch to update the game.

To manual patch please follow these instructions.

1. Download the Manual Patch here
2. WAIT! Do not proceed until the Big Bang update begins and the game servers are down.
3. Copy the Manual Patch files into your MapleStory folder, typically C:\Nexon\MapleStory
4. Once the Big Bang update completes and the game servers are back Big Bang!

Please note if you copy the manual patch files into your MapleStory folder before the Big Bang update begins, you will not be able to start the game. Once the files are copied, MapleStory will only start after the Big Bang update is complete.

Are you ready to download the Big Bang?

-- MapleStory Team --


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Big Bang Changes
- Leveling

o As mentioned in a previous post, the experience curve for leveling is much less steep after Big Bang than it was previously. This means from Lv.10 on, the amount of experience points needed to progress from one level to the next is lower, making leveling up faster throughout levels 10 - 200.

- Fighting

o Extensive changes have been made to the fighting system. The formulas for damage, defense, accuracy, and avoidability have all been extensively overhauled. Important to note for new and old players alike is that accuracy is decreased by a set amount for every level lower than a monster you are, to prevent players from attempting to hunt monsters that would be too difficult for them.

- Maps

o Several changes have been made to maps throughout Maple World, with the most extensive change being a completely rearranged Victoria Island.

o Towns have new layouts, and many monster maps have been removed or replaced.

o Foot travel to the Victoria Island towns has been expedited with the addition of Six Path Crossway to the center of the island as a hub.

§ The entrance to Sleepywood and the airships to Orbis and Ereve have been moved to Six Path Crossway as well.

o Some modifications have been made to Orbis to make the town easier to navigate.

- Item Drops

o The drop rates of many Use and some Etc. items have been increased, with the drop rate of most HP and MP recovery items having been increased considerably.

- Party Quests

o The starting levels for some party quests have been changed, and the upper level restriction for most party quests has been removed.

o Many party quests that weren’t previously in the Party Search menu have been added to it.

o Modifications have been made to some of the party quests, such as First Time Together.

o Astaroth has been added as an option to the Dimensional Mirror for characters of the appropriate levels.

- Quests

o Most NPCs in Maple World received a lesson in grammar, so their dialog should be grammatically correct.

o Most quests in the game have been retooled. Quest requirements have been adjusted in response to the changes in maps and in monster levels.

o Quests that are now for a different level than before have had their rewards adjusted accordingly.

o The hunting and/or collecting requirements for the completion of many quests have been lowered to expedite their completion.

o The experience rewarded for many quests that are still for the same level has been increased.

- Monsters

o Most monsters throughout Maple World have had adjustments made to their levels, to varying degrees.

o The stats of monsters—as well as the experience they give, the amount of mesos they drop, and the level of the equipment they drop—have been adjusted accordingly.

o The levels of monsters have been specifically adjusted and consolidated to one area in order to prevent an excessive need for travel throughout Maple World for quests of certain level.

o Some monster maps are now restricted by level to help prevent players from wandering into areas that are beyond their level range.

- Skills

o Skills for all jobs have been streamlined and consolidated into the most useful ones.

o If you had Skill Points assigned to a skill that has been removed, those points will be returned to your SP pool.

o A warning message will appear when you assign all SP normally obtainable to a lower job, to prevent you from accidentally assigning too many SP to an earlier job.

New Events
- Evolving Ring [12.07.2010 - 12.23.2010]: A blank ring that can be upgraded once per day for a maximum of 17 times. On The final day of the event, the ring in your inventory will evolve into a tradable ring.

o Talk to Gaga in major towns to get a level 0 ring. Stay logged in for an hour to evolve the ring into a level 1 ring. Remember to not log out until your level 0 ring has reached level 1, otherwise you’ll have to start again.

o Log in every day and ask Gaga for an upgrade. Hold the item that he gives you for an hour, and then return the potion back to Gaga to increase the ring by 1 level. Logging out before the one hour mark will cause the item to disappear and you'll have to start again.

o The ring must be in your Equip inventory in order for it to gain a level.

o On December 23rd, the current version of the ring will become tradable. This does not apply to users who start the event on this day.

- Eve of Resistance [12.07.2010 - 12.19.2010]: Your chance to get a head start on your Resistance characters.

o This event is open to all adventurers, simply level up and you’ll gain items that can be used by a Resistance character when they are released.

o For reaching milestone levels of 20, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140 and 160, you will receive an Energy Capsule. This capsule can be traded to a character on the same account and can only be used by a Resistance character for an instant EXP injection. Doctor's orders restrict 7 uses of this item to prevent unwanted side effects.

o For reaching level 40, you’ll receive a special Weapon Box that can be moved to another character on the same account. This box contains a Resistance-specific weapon, so it can only be used by members of the Resistance.

- New User Event [12.07.2010 – 02.01.2011]
: It’s the best time to play MapleStory, there are so many exciting changes in store, but we have sweetened the deal by offering some special gifts to new users. Register as a new user during this time to receive the items.

o When a new user makes a 1st job advancement they are showered with gifts.

§ Basic Magnifying Glass.

§ Dark Scroll for One-Handed ATT 40% for melee and range physical damage classes. (Warriors, Bowmen, Thieves, etc)

§ Dark Scroll for One-Handed ATT 40% for Magicians, this includes Evan.

§ Dark Scroll for Two-Handed ATT 40% for Arans.

§ A random 10 Day mount coupon for Yeti, Nighmare or Pink Bear mounts.

o When a user makes a 2nd job advancement, they receive one of the following 3 pets: Black Kitty, Black Pig, and Penguin.

o When a user adds 10 friends, a VIP Teleport Rock is given.

- Returned Friend [12.07.2010 – 01.31.2011]:
Been away from MapleStory for a while? In addition to having the Big Bang update, we’ve made it more enticing for veteran Maplers to come back.

o Users who have not logged in since November 7th will receive a Ring Box, a VIP Hair Coupon, a VIP Face Coupon and a 1.5x EXP (1 hour) coupon.

o Stay logged in for 3 hours and the ring turns into a Returned Friend Ring with some solid stats!

o Character on the dormant account must be at least level 15 to participate.

- New World Event [12.07.2010 – 12.29.2010]: The Big Bang update is so big that we needed new worlds to contain it. During this event users who level on the new servers will receive special gifts.

o Users in the new world who makes a 1st job advancement will receive 100,000 mesos after completing the quest given by Teo.

o Users in the new world who makes a 2nd job advancement will receive 200,000 mesos after completing the quest given by Teo.

o Users who persevere and make it to level 70 within the event time will receive a special bandana to commemorate the event. (STR +18, DEX +18, INT +18, LUK +18, Weapon DEF +180, Magic DEF +180, Accuracy +25, Avoidability +25, and Hands +10.)

- Hot Time Event [12.11.2010]: Users who log in during this event will receive a scroll that can be used to reset all SPs on a character. The scroll is tradable to another character on the same account.

o In order to receive your SP reset you must not be in the MTS, Cash Shop, or be on a boat.

New Features
- New supported resolution of 1024x768. Along with the higher resolution, all art assets are now in higher resolution.

- The User Interface has been streamlined.

- Available quests can be toggle on and off in the world map.

- Hovering the mouse pointer over a map will reveal the NPCs and monster in that map. The level range of the monster is also displayed.

- New simple mini map mode.

- All hair coupons have been consolidated. You will only find REG and VIP versions of the style and color versions. These coupons can be used in any town that has a hair salon. Corresponding NPCs are in place to accept these in major towns.

o If you have the old hair coupons in your inventory, they will be automatically converted to the new system.

- Town specific lens coupons have been removed. Cosmetic lens coupons have been replaced with new cosmetic lens items that allow you to change your character’s eye color at any time, without the need to visit a NPC.

New Cash Shop Items
- Quest Deliverer Thomas: Thomas will allow you to remotely accept an available quest from anywhere within Maple World. A real time saver! Certain quests are not compatible with this item, please check the quest log.

- Quest Completer Alice: Alice will allow you to deliver completed quests to NPCs from anywhere within Maple World. Certain quests are not compatible with this item, please check the quest log.

- Holiday Party Gear, Santa Hat, Holiday Party Dress,

- For more info on items in the Cash Shop, please click here.

Bug fixes/Changes/Known Issues
- Users should no longer disconnect while using skills, opening windows, and performing other actions while riding on a boat.

- Jump quests should no longer cause players to disconnect from the game.

- There is a known issue with the Evolving Ring, when you turn in the potion to get an upgrade from Gaga, please make sure to have your ring in your Equip inventory.

- Previous players’ attempts at killing Krexel will no longer block the map and prevent other players from entering.

- Ariant Coliseum and Ludibrium Maze have been removed from the game.

- Most of the Episode 1 quests have been removed, but the quests to obtain the job-specific hats and to fight Astaroth remain.

- There is a known issue with the Hot Time event, being in the MTS, Cash Shop, or be on a boat will prevent you from receiving the SP reset scroll. Be sure to not be in the aforementioned places when we announce the time for the Hot Time event.

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update: guilds are currently glitched and cannot be remade. will update when more information is known.

update: relog/restart to be back in guild.
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