Thursday, November 24, 2016

Maplestory 5th Job Skills Showcase Video

This is the best video I've found that demonstrates very well what to expect with the new 5th job skills coming to GMS.  It's actual game play footage and and compiled in a way that's very entertaining and excited!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Maplestory GMS V 5th Job Announced!

The wait is finally over!  Nexon has announced that 5th job will start in GMS November 30th!  Very excited about this!  Just check out the teaser video below.

Key features that are coming:

  • New power skills for each class
  • Damage cap removed
  • New matrix system to buff and combine skills for more character customization
  • Large new 200+ areas
  • Lower Exp requirement to get to level 200
  • New user interface

Finally the stalemate of being stuck at level 200 is over.  Can't wait to explore all the new content!

Friday, July 15, 2016

How To Unlock The Pocket Slot in Maplestory 2016

Use these steps to unlock the pocket slot.
  • First you have to get your charm up to level 30.  Press "B" to see traits.
  • Do the new monster park and buy Mustaches and equip them for 100 charm each.
  • Look for quests and events that award Cologne. (5 charm each)  Hero coin event boxes, etc.
  • Zakum Helms give 50 charm each.

Accept the quest "Excessively Charming" on the left under the star quests.  Not the light bulb.

So you must obtain a Rose Clipping first and bring it to Big Headward in the Hair Salon in Henesys.  I found one in the Free Market for 40M mesos.  You can try to harvest one on your own but it's going to take a long time.  You can also aquire one from the Rose Garden quest in Lion Heart castle also, but you need to do all the quests first to get to the Lion King.  Don't be lame and do them anyways because he's a futute daily boss worth running for potions and reward points, etc.

  • Once you obtain the Rose Clipping you can give it to Big Headward and complete the quest.

Now you have the pocket slot and can equip the Rose Clipping if you want, but Hilla drops a decent one and you can get another one from Monster Park also.  The best one comes from Pink Bean.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Maplestory 5th Job Skills Video

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!

5th Job Teaser Trailer from KMS.

That Luminous skill though....

Friday, September 25, 2015

Maplestory Name Change Event

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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Maplestory Boss Guide 2015

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.

Main Bosses
  • Zakum and Chaos Zakum (easy gives no reward)
  • Horntail and Chaos Horntail
  • Normal and Hard Hilla
  • Von Leon
  • Arkarium
  • Cygnus (2 entries per week.  Once per day and resets on Thursday.)
  • Pink Bean
  • 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)
  • Princess No
  • Gollux

Theme Bosses
  • 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.

Friday, August 7, 2015

How To Get Mesos Fast in Maplestory 2015

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.

Multiple Characters
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 :)