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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
Category: Maple | Views: 396 | Added by: forsakenguild | Date: 2010-12-07 | Comments (2)

(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.
Category: Maple | Views: 1072 | Added by: forsakenguild | Date: 2010-12-07 | Comments (0)

***Update3***
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.

***Update2***
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.

***Update***
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.

-Time-

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

-What-

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-

Category: Maple | Views: 416 | Added by: stephybabe | Date: 2010-12-07 | Comments (0)

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 up...play 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 --

Source: http://maplestory.nexon.net/News....Index=1

Category: Maple | Views: 416 | Added by: stephybabe | Date: 2010-12-07 | Comments (0)









Category: Maple | Views: 395 | Added by: stephybabe | Date: 2010-12-07 | Comments (0)

Update...

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.

Category: Maple | Views: 468 | Added by: stephybabe | Date: 2010-12-07 | Comments (0)


Dread tidings from the Sea of Fog. Rumors swirl around. Unbelievable tales of a ship with rotten planks and tattered sails that swoop down on unwary vessels and plunder them. And the crew of this dread ship? Could it be that the dead have escaped from Davy Jones’ Locker and are even now terrorizing the water of Maple World?

 

The call goes out for brave adventurers to find this strange apparition, battle its undead crew and destroy the ghost ship’s mysterious skipper to make the sea lanes safe once again. Do you have what it takes to battle against this watery terror?

 

To enlist in the battle against the ghost ship:

     - Ghost ship is a "race”-style Party Quest. In order to participate, your character must be levels 60-80.
 
     - Qualified characters will receive an auto start quest from Captain Hwang when you log in.

     - To begin, take the Dolphin Tax to the Sea of Fog.

     - Assemble a group of three and talk to Norrington for permission to enter the ship.

     - When an opposing team is assembled, you will have to race through the ship’s five rooms to the captain’s cabin. When the captain is defeated, the team with the most monster kills will receive bonus EXP in addition to the normal EXP granted during the course of the quest.

     - In addition to EXP awards, persistent players will receive equipment for winning the Public Quest 30 and 50 times.


Category: Maple | Views: 562 | Added by: xFlipy | Date: 2010-10-23 | Comments (1)



Just when you thought the incredible 99 NX sale was over, it keeps going!

From June 2nd to June 8th, selected seven-days items will continue to only cost 99 NX. You heard that right. Seven days. 99 NX!


Category: Maple | Views: 494 | Added by: forsakenguild | Date: 2010-06-01 | Comments (0)



You thought you were big and bad in your Balrog chair? Well, move over small fry because the bigger badder Zakum boss chair has landed in Gachapon!



For two weeks only from June 2 to 15 get your arms around the Zakum chair--and let it get its arms around you!
Category: Maple | Views: 561 | Added by: forsakenguild | Date: 2010-06-01 | Comments (0)



Reports are coming from all over Maple World. UFOs! They’ve been spotted at Mu Lung Gardens and in the hunting grounds on Victoria Island. What do they want and what are they looking for? Could it be our beloved Gaga? Oh, no, Gaga is missing!

There is one clue though. A mysterious transmission from Gaga says that the aliens are planning to invade Maple World while everyone is busy participating in the 5th anniversary events!


It’s up to you to rescue Gaga and save the Maple World from annihilation!


Speak to Baby Moon Bunny in any town to get started tracking down Gaga. Chances are you'll find him where Gaga usually is. Save Gaga and you'll have a chance at winning the Pendant of the Spirit!


Rescue Gaga


Rescue Gaga multiple times to gain the following skills:




Moon Mine
There are 20 crystals on the map. Your default attack will break the default Emerald Crypto. Shooting the crystal with the upgraded space beam will turn it into a brown crystal. Breaking this brown crystal will yield a Brown Crypto.

Prize List:


For turning in 10 Emerald Cryptos and 10 Brown Cryptos:




Category: Maple | Views: 432 | Added by: moto | Date: 2010-05-24 | Comments (0)

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