Very exciting news! Nexon has released a teaser video on the new 5th job skills coming soon on KMS. Here is a great video edited for GMS players showing off some of the skills. Some are more flashier than others but there is a lot of promise!
Ever thought about changing the name of your Maplestory character? Well guess what. You will be able to soon. This is an interesting and unexpected event from Nexon. Apparently there are millions of names that are just sitting there on inactive accounts.
I guess Nexon decided it's time to clean house! Here is what they plan to do.
"For the first time ever, we plan to perform a truly massive name change. All characters under Lv. 200 on accounts that have not been logged in since January 1, 2013 will have their names changed to a combination of numerals. This change will be performed in the scheduled maintenance on October 15."
Any account that has not been logged into since the beginning of 2013 will have their character names changed to a series of numbers instead, which will release their character names out into the wild to be used once again.
Too bad they didn't give some examples. Like, for example the name, "RedDogJesus" will be available once again! Or one example of a name that will be available will be "MapleGuy". I wonder if some cool one word names will be available like. "Dude". :)
Anyway, I'm sure when the event happens between October 15th through the 21st it will be fun to check it out. Everyone will get 1 free name change but you will also be able to purchase additional name changes from the cash shop between October 22nd through October 27th for 10,000NX or $10. The names will be processed on October 28th.
Some other things to note. Banned accounts will not be affected so that know maple criminals don't have a way to hide. Also rankings and everywhere else your name appears will be changed to reflect the new names.
Bossing in Maplestory in 2015 has never been easier and with the new reward point system it makes bossing even more worthwhile. You will also gain a lot of experience, obtain good equips, get lots of potions for free and more. This guide will help assist you in your bossing efforts.
Here is a quick list of bosses you should run daily, in order to keep your progression going at a steady pace. Having them listed is helpful so you don't forget any and make sure you get the maximum amount of reward points per day. Each of the main bosses give 50 reward points each and theme bosses give anywhere from 40 to 10 points each. Check your quest list for details on the rewards from each boss.
Zakum and Chaos Zakum (easy gives no reward)
Horntail and Chaos Horntail
Normal and Hard Hilla
Cygnus (2 entries per week. Once per day and resets on Thursday.)
Easy Magnus = 20 Reward Points
Krexel = 40 Reward Points
Normal Magnus or Hard Magnus (Normal is daily, hard mode resets on thursdays, both have same point values)
Normal or Chaos versions of Root abyss bosses (2 entries per week. Once per day and resets on Thursday.)
Ranmaru (Normal and hard)
Tarantulus - Stone Collossus
Demolisher - Riena Strait
Prison Guard Ani - Lion King Castle
Ephenia - Ellin Forest
Ravana - Golden Temple
Angry Targa - Scarlion & Targa PQ - Malaysia
Furious Scarboss - Scarlion & Targa PQ - Malaysia
Emperor Toad - Ninja Castle
Grosso Polpo - Commerci
Livyatan - Commerci
Black Viking - Mushking Castle
King Castle Golem - Lion King Castle
Mole King - Ellinel Fairy Academy
Captain Darkgoo - Gold Beach
Dragon Rider - Dragon Rider PQ
Perfect Visitor - Alien Visitor PQ
Rex - Hoblin King PQ
Furious Targa - Scarlion & Targa PQ - Malaysia
Furious Scarlion - Scarlion & Targa PQ - Malaysia
The Boss - Showa Town
Galacto-Drill - New Leaf City - Alien Boss
Theme bosses and some of the main bosses have pre-quests that have to be completed in order to fight them.
Note: This guide deals with only legit ways of earning money in the game and does not discuss hacking, cheating, scams, etc. It's also assuming you have a decent level character with decent gear so you can at least run the easy and normal level of the main bosses.
There are various ways you can earn mesos in Maplestory. Some ways are easier than others. Some ways are faster than others. The fastest way to make mesos is also the most expensive way. Just spend a bunch of money and buy meso bags from the cash shop. Of course most people don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on Maplestory, so this is where this guide comes into play.
The Right Perspective
The first thing you need to ask yourself is, what are you trying to get mesos for. Maybe you're trying to buy a basic fafnir set? Maybe you really want a certain chair? Or maybe you really need a lot of spell traces? Whatever it is, set a goal and use this guide to help you reach that goal.
The thing about Maplestory is there are always things to be working toward, and you'll find you are always working toward several things at once. This is what makes the game engaging and fun in my opinion.
I have this three prong approach that I like to use.
1. Collecting Meso Drops From Monsters
This is by far one of the easiest ways of earning mesos in Maplestory. Of course it is also slow and boring. You can make it less boring and faster by having a pet with the advanced pickup feature though. You can buy it from the cash shop. It's the skill that makes the pet actually walk on it's own and pickup items.
Here's the formula. Find a map that isn't too big but with high monster spawn rate/density that you can kill quickly. Do this while using a familiar that increases meso drop rate or similar boosts.
2. Selling Drops From Bosses
I love this method. Once you are able to kill all the main bosses you'll be able to rack up quite a few million mesos by simply selling the potion stacks and useless equips you find from bosses. I think I earned around 11 mil yesterday, and I didn't even kill ALL the bosses.
Keep an eye out for dropped items that have EPIC potential and above. % to main stat potentials are always useful and you might be better off selling those in the free market.
3. Selling Stuff in the Free Market Using a Robot Stand
This method takes a little work but is the most lucrative and I find it fun. The cool thing about it is once you set it up you can just move on to other methods of making mesos while it does the work for you.
Robot stands currently cost 1700 reward points. Rewards points can be earned through bossing and star planet mini games. The robot stand can be setup in any open free market space and will stay open until it expires.
What's awesome is you don't have to stay logged in for it to work. So you can just list your items and come back later to check it. It;s such an exciting feeling waking up in the morning and checking your stand and finding 10's of millions of mesos :)
Figuring out what to sell is where the work comes in. It's a market place, so things change all the time. The key is to have a process and become familiar with the value of items.
These days it's really easy to price items. All you have to do is go to any main general store NPC (Henesys, Leafre, etc.) and buy a bunch of Owl's of Minerva. Then go into the free market and go through any trade-able items you aren't using and see how much they are selling for. Any sort of enhancement items usually sell well and are always in demand. Such as scrolls, cubic blades, etc. B and higher nebulites are good too.
Make sure to write down a list of the items you are going to sell and their prices so you can easily list them once you buy your Robot stand. Simply price the items lower than the lowest person selling the item so your items come up first when someone searches for them.
Once you get some experience you'll know which items are in high demand but are short on stock so you can price higher. It takes time to learn the details, but you'll get it eventually.
Finally, remember that your bank and cash shop reward points are shared between all your characters. Plus bosses can only be run a certain amount of times per day per character. So by all means level multiple characters so you can run more bosses for more reward points and more mesos :)
Today Maplestory announced the first chapter of the new update called Black Heaven. There will be a series of updates that will expand on the main story line of the game. The first one comes in the form of some revamps of resistance characters.
They are only revamping the Mechanic, Wild Hunter and Battle Mage though, and left out the Demon Slayer for whatever reason. Maybe in a later update? Anyway, March 11th is when this patch goes live.
New Game Mechanics
They are hinting at new graphics updates and other with new content, like aerial battles. Check out the Black Heaven Trailer video.
Free Gift Pack!
An interesting little bonus for this patch. They are having people register on the 9th for a free gift pack. See the details of the gift pack below.
"Register for Black Heaven: First Chapter before March 9th with an account that is Level 33 or higher. Then log in to MapleStory after the update goes live, but before midnight on March 14th, to receive a FREE Black Heaven Ignition Gift Pack!
*Black Heaven Ignition Gift Pack includes Orchiroid Coupon, Royal Hair Coupon, Royal Face Coupon, Hair Color Coupon (VIP), Gelimer, Gelimer's Teddy, Pet Snack, 1000 Reward Points Token, Character Slot Expansion Coupon and EXP Present Box (10).
*Limit 1 gift package per event-registered account. Only available to accounts in good standing that are Level 33 or higher as of March 4, 2015. Registrations must be confirmed prior to midnight on March 9th to be eligible. Gift package will be distributed to all confirmed registrants approximately 1 week after end of log-in period. Nexon America's computers will be the official time-keeping devices. All times in Pacific Daylight Time."
I'm already excited for the mechanic updates. I was already having fun playing the old mechanic. Can't wait to see the new look and skills.
Now that the town of Momijigaoka exists it can be leveraged as an amazing tool to travel anywhere in Maplestory very quickly. No more need for those slow ass boats. From any town where you have access to the dimensional mirror you can teleport to Momijigaoka. From there you can get back to the six path crossways so you can use the pantheon teleporter to go anywhere instantly.
First step is to head to Henesys and talk to Spinel - World Tour Guide. She's located on the left side of the town.
Travel to Mushroom shrine (You must travel to mushroom shrine from Henesys for this to work) and head to the right until you get to Showa Town. Talk to Hikari and ask to enter the bath house. Once inside buy a bunch of strawberry milks, for traveling back to mushroom shrine.
Now travel back left to mushroom shrine again and talk to Spinel again to travel back to Henesys. Once there you can use the quick move feature at the bottom of the map to go to six path crossways and on to the Pantheon Portal.
It's that simple :) Now, anytime you need to get somewhere far away, you simply have to return to the nearest town and teleport to Momijigaoka, then use the strawberry milk to get to mushroom shrine, then to Henesys and to ANYWHERE!
UPDATE: You can get straight to Henesys through Friendstory after you complete the first intro.