Friday, February 3, 2017

Maplestory Power Leveling Guide 2017

We're back!  It's 2017 and Maplestory has underwent HUGE changes!  5th job was introduced along with a whole new continent called Arcane River.  The experience required to level to 200 has decreased, so power leveling is even easier now!  Let's begin!

  • Always look for smaller maps that have 1-2 platforms and have high monster density that you can kill in 1-2 hits.
  • Get as many 2x coupons as you can from events or cash shop along with monster park potions.  2x events during the weekends as well.
  • Level a Kanna on a second account with a laptop to kishin yourself :)

Level 1-30 - Character Class Quests
Most character classes have their own quest line to begin which will help you level up from 1 to 30 quickly. You can usually follow those quests and you'll be level 30 in no time.

Level 30-40 - Theme Dungeon (Faerie Forest)
I like to just level to 35 here so I can get to gold beach.  If you're very new then you should complete all the quests for some goodies.

Level 40-55 - Theme Dungeon (Gold Beach)
Flying fish all day son!  At 40 you'll get a quest notifier to enter gold beach.  Lots of monster killing quests here so 2x really shines.  You can get to 50 pretty easy.  You get a medal at the end.

Level 65-80 - Drakes (Sleepywood)
Good ol' Drakes!  The very first map outside of Sleepywood has been and remains a great little spot to train.  Depending on the killing power of your class, you can level anywhere from 60-80.  The monster density is always high here.  You can even do the drake attack and Ronny's marble quest lines for added EXP.

Level 105+ - Monster Park Reborn - (Dimensional Mirror) - Monster Park is way better than it used to be you get really good exp per run plus the items in the new shop are very useful.  EXP potions!!! You can do monster park 7 times per day.  Twice for free and you can buy additional entry tickets for just 300 reward points each.

Level 80-120 - Sand Rats and Scorions (Ariant) - Go to Magatia and go 2 screens left.  You'll find a map with a high density and spawn rate.

Level 100-130 - Robo's - Apparatus Room (Ludibrium) - Nice dense map with 4 platforms close together.  One of my fav's.

Level 70-130 - Romeo and Juliet (Party Quest)
You can start doing this PQ as early as level 70.  However, you will find that you will get crappy exp if you are partied with people far from your level.  Try to party with people close to your level as the monster's level is determined by an average of the party's levels.  Most people won't want to complete the PQ.  The key is to get to the map that spawns roids and train there until the time runs out.  I've seen a person get from level 70-90 in one run!

Level 120-140 - Captain and Kru - Red Nose Pirate Den 2 or 3 (Herb Town) - Depending on your preference and class either one of these maps are great.

Level 150-160 Stone Colossus Theme Dungeon (Stone Colossus in Minar Forest) - Start the quest line from the light bulb.  Worth completing the whole quest line for a good medal.  There are a few maps with great density to just train on as well.

Level 155-160 - Temple of Time - Pink Bean Quest Line - You might as well do the quest line because it is required to reach 5th job anyway.  It's tedious and boring but much more bearable with another person.

Level 155-160 - MP3 (Singapore) - If you go all the way to the right until you see a ghost ship the map your on has a large number of monsters that have a high spawn rate.  Great training spot.

Level 160+ - Kenta in Danger PQ - This PQ is simple, only requires two people, and gives an amazing amount of experience per run.  You can easily level from 160-170 here and there is no daily limit on how many times you can run it.

Level 160-180 - Ruined Henesys Quests - The quest line here starts at 160.  There are a couple decent maps you can grind on such as Ribbon Pigs and Mutant Snails.  Knight District 2 is pretty good as well.

Level 180-200 - Twilight Perion - Rocky Masks - Forsaken Excavation Site 2 - This is a fantastic map.  Small. Two platforms. Really high density.  Insane with Kishin.  I usually just grind here from 180 to 200.  Great place to farm Elite Bosses too.

Level 200 - 210 - Nameless Town - Daily Quests - This is the first town in Arcane River to gain access to once you reach 5th job.  This is where you'll acquire your first Arcane Symbol which greatly increases your power.

Level 210 - 220 - Chu Chu Island - Daily Quests - Where you'll acquire your second Arcane Symbol.

Level 220+ - Lacheln - Daily Quests - Third Arcane symbol and ultimate power awaits.

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.